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Wi-Fi, Injuries, Wild Endings and Other Fans

What a wild weekend in the NFL!  There were upsets, shoot-outs, close calls, questionable calls, and OTs.  It was definitely something for everyone (unless your team happens to be one of the teams that lost).  

We watched the early games at The Green Turtle in Arlington, VA.  We are moving to the area in 2 weeks so we wanted to explore sports bars in our neighborhood (there are MANY).  The atmosphere was awesome, but there is one major flaw for this place.  They did not have Wi-Fi.  I’m not a picky person, but as a NFL fan and Fantasy Football owner, I expect a sports bar to have Wi-Fi in 2012.  There were fans of many teams so it was cool to hear people yelling about different games.

There was a Lions fan directly in front of us and he could barely breathe.  This guy was full of emotions-rightfully so.  I wanted to feel bad for him when the Lions actually lost in OT, but I was distracted by the Skins loss myself.  Sitting to the right of us was a Jets fan.  He was another one yelling on every other play, taking his hat off and putting it back on, standing up and sitting down.  The nerves of fans.  It’s a sight to see.  Continue reading

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Football in Jamaica!

Well we are back and refreshed from beautiful, sunny Jamaica!  Quite honestly, we had no plans to write a post about our vacation.  A few fun football related things happened while we were away.  We just had to share!  First I want to tell you about the book I’m reading.  In between chick-lit on the beach I have been reading chapters from “Blood, Sweat, and Chalk”.  This book gives a historical breakdown on some of the plays and schemes that have shaped the game today.  I will write a review about this book later, but so far I have read about: The Single Wing, The Wildcat, and Zone Blocking.  Naturally, reading this book on the beach sparked conversations with other fans.  We met fans of the Jets, Patriots, and Bengals.  The Bengal fans called themselves Bengal sympathizers!  As usual, once we reveled that I love the Redskins and D loves the Cowboys, people wonder how we get along 🙂 

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A Broken Leg, a QB Change, a Scuffle, and Friendly Fans…Week 6

Once again, yesterday started off much the same as most Sundays during the NFL season do:  mixed with nervous optimism and excitement all at once.  We chose to hang out at Buffalo Wild Wings to take in the action.  We knew there would be a good mix of Skins fans, Eagles fans, Cowboys fans.  But also mixed in the crowd were Giants, Niners, Ravens, and Steelers fans.  The NFL was well represented and it was GREAT.  We love connecting and meeting new fans to share commonality and argue differences.  It was FANtastic!  What more could I ask for, wings, libation and football being the backdrop to a crowded sports bar.  I kept a close eye on the Skins/Eagles, as well as the Giants/Bills game, but the game that intrigued me the most was the Lions/Niners contest.  This was a great back and forth between the two surprise teams.  Of course we know the outcome by now:  the Niners edged the Lions, giving the Detroit team their first loss of the season. But after the game is what everyone can’t stop talking about:  one coach going after the other because of a handshake and a pat on the back?  C’mon Man (yeah, I stole that).  But seriously, are you kidding me.  Here’s my take on it.  One coach was vexed by the loss and the manner in which his team lost and the winning coach was HYPED that his team pull out a win in such a competitive game.  That’s it, case closed.  You got to learn how to stay out your feelings in the NFL, Win or Lose!  I was also happy to see the Bucs rebound from last week’s loss to take out the Saints.  But the most bizarre thing about the game was the coach got injured?  I saw Sean Payton getting carried off the field like he was playing.  I heard of being a player’s coach, but I think he took it a bit too far.  Anyway, we wish Coach Payton a speedy recovery.  Regarding the Cowboys/Pats game, I think the photographic evidence says it all.  

Note to Jason Garrett:  If you are going to have Tony ROmo as your QB, you might as well let him be who he is.  If you don’t trust him, get him off the field.  Mr. Garrett, you should be ashamed of yourself calling a shuffle pass on 3rd down with over two minutes left in the game.  YOU ARE PLAYING AGAINST TOM FREAKIN BRADY!

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