Originally Posted by Amsterhammer
No detached analytical reaction from me, just very deep joy and a lot of whooping and laughing at the Cowgirls!
I said it before, I'll be glad if the RG3 rejuvinated Skins can bury the 'Girls for years to come. That game was total bliss for me too.
Originally Posted by Glenn_Wilson
The game was over after that 2nd quarter. NewEngland looks pretty good. They might be on a course to the Superbowl. I don't know if it is just me but I do not believe in the Texans. They might end up out in the first game of the playoffs.
And the Jets look very bad with all those turovers that NE turned into points... 35 in one quarter. That's sick. Actually, Sanchez played pretty well. Now way any team will beat NE when they give NE that many more opportunities. But you may be right about NE being Superbowl bound. They will definately be in the hunt for it.
The really sad game of the day though was Houston over Detroit, who should have won if not for a blown refs call of not blowing the whistle when Forsett went down. What's sadder, is in frustration Lions HC Schwartz threw the CHALLENGE flag on an automatically reviewed play (a score), which is a challenge rule violation. The resulting penalty for throwing the challenge flag was the play by rule would NOT be reviewed (which prevented the refs from correcting the error), plus a 15 yard penalty on the ensuing kickoff. This mistake was as much a rule glitch as it was on the ref for failure to blow the whistle. If they want to have a penalty for throwing the challenge flag on an automatically reviewed play, then just enforce a 15 yard penalty... but don't take away a review of the play under the hood. The main goal should be to get a correct Official's call. I smell a rule change coming so refs have a chance to correct the mistake (of not blowing the whistle and/or calling the RB down, in this case).
So in Detroit there might not be too much love for the refs at the moment, even though the blown call is not all the refs fault, but problem with the rule book:
NCAAFB rivalry upsets today:
- ASU over #24 Arizona 41-34, ASU just dominated the 4th quarter
- WSU over #25 Washington in OT, 31-28, WSU dominated 4th Q and OT (tho UW should have won at the end of regulation but their FG kicker missed a chip shot FG attempt to win the game in the final seconds)
In other WSU news, I predict HC Mike Leach will stay put after the Marquis Wilson mess. Some players on the team say Wilson is just lazy, which is why the HC called him out, which then prompted the player to leave the team. A team cannot have a star player acting lazy. At least Leach showed no special / preferrential treatment toward the player.