Wednesday, October 22, 2008

HOTD: Paul Utilizes The Patriot Act To Eavesdrop On Other Brett Favre Phone Calls to…

Jessica Simpson – I told him to play through that pinky injury. You really want to be hangin’ around with a “man” who misses games because of a little useless finger?

Jay Glazer – (Giggling) Hi Jay, is your refrigerator running? (Guffawing).

Ted Thompson – (See: Jay Glazer.)

Bill Belichik – Hey Bill, I know you’d be interested in some ill-acquired scouting reports on someone else’s team. Call me man.

Peter King – No way man. I didn’t talk to Matt Millen about hunting or anything else. I certainly never mentioned this great new tree stand I got the other day. You should see it, it’s like being in the recliner at home. Strong too. Even held Madden. Yeah, he told everyone that he didn’t want to go cross country again but really we were out huntin’ elk. Matt was really interested when I mentioned it to him. What? Oh, right. I never mentioned it to him. Never told him about my new 8-pointer either.

Tony Gonzalez – You wouldn’t have liked it anyway, after that big city KC lifestyle.

Mike Holmgren – Hey Mikey, it’s Brett. I heard you’re going to open a coffee house. If you need any tips let me know. I used to work at the only coffee shop in Kiln in high school, and I picked up a few things. Course I had to quit when I made the football team, but then I came back for one more summer. Then I quit again and thought I’d never be able to take another summer job, what with off-season workouts and such, but I missed those guys and missed the brewing, and came back my junior year too. I even offered to come back my senior year, but they told me their only opening was at their sister-store in Biloxi. I ended up showing up for work anyway though, you know me. Then they called the cops. Anyway, feel free to give me a call.

Leroy Butler – Leroy, you mentioned those other stories. What are those other stories, cause man, I was really wasted? Can you give me a clue? I’ve got this tattoo, and I never did find out about the rash. And those calls I keep getting from Gruden are just creepy. Not to mention the flowers. Anyway, I thought I should find out before anyone else does. Give me a call.

Jeff Fisher – Fish, how they hangin? Look, I’ll give you the same scoutin' I gave the Lions if you want. It’s only fair. I’ve been thinking’ bout starting one a them blog deals actually. or somethin'. I think it could be a big hit.

Feel free to contribute your own in the comments field.

Macha Should Be The Man

The Right Field Bleachers endorse Ken Macha as the next Brewer manager. It’s a must-read for fans of the Crew:

You manage to your players and that’s really what you try to do. When I managed in Oakland, we didn’t have many runners. We didn’t steal bases. Why bunt when you’ve got a guy who may hit a home run? You know, you hear what I’m saying? Maybe that doesn’t endear you to fans because the fans want to see more bunting and hit-and-runs and action and things like that, but as a manager, what you need to do is have your players do what they do best and win the game.

They also detail Macha’s perceived negatives, and his clash with Billy Beane. Read the whole thing.

NFL Interception Leaders:

1. Nick Collins, GB - 4
1. Cortland Finnegan, TEN - 4
1. Michael Griffin, TEN - 4
1. Charles Woodson, GB – 4

Green Bay and Tennessee will square off in two weeks.

Excuses, Excuses…

I’ve also heard many Brett sympathizers blame the “terrible Jet offense” for his struggles. That’s just silly. Laveranues Coles is still a very good receiver (and he’s only 31, it’s not like he’s over-the-hill) averaging 12.2 YPC. Jerricho Cotchery is just entering his prime, and coming off of a season in which he caught 82 balls for over 1100 yards, with bad quarterbacks throwing to him (following another 82 catch season for just under 1000 yards). Moreover, Thomas Jones and Leon Washington are both good checkdown options. I will grant you that there is no Greg Jennings on this team, but there are weapons on this offense, and I thought that Favre would turn Cotchery into one of the league’s best receivers. Favre hasn’t exactly been bad, of course, but aside from his spectacular day against Arizona (minus Adrian Wilson) he’s been pretty ordinary.

It is getting harder to make the case that the Packers made the wrong decision.

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