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Thursday, November 29, 2007

Live Slogging Tony Romo’s Inevitable Downfall

posted by on November 29 at 18:52 PM

Golob, Steinbacher, Zwickel and I are at a secret undisclosed location. News, science, music and Brad. The wifi is free, but the beer is not very good.

There are a surprising amount of Pack fans here, and despite Favre’s big-baby elbow injury, I have hope. But he needs to stop throwing those shots to no one in particular.

Because he held onto for too long, Brett took a shot in the arm and the Pack’s second string quarterback is in. BUT they’re getting it together. Sure, their D hasn’t been able to cover a single deep ball, but whatever.

Also, the NFL Network looks like compressed horseshit. It’s ugly.

The score is 27-17. Cowboys.

Give it time.


Update: And now Green Bay’s kicker is having to make tackles. Rad. The kicker should never have to do that, although it was rad watching Josh Brown fuck up Devin Hester a few weeks ago.

Favre appears to be wandering out of the locker room.

Cowboys went for it on 4th and 2 and I THINK the Pack managed to stop Marion “the Barbarian” Barber. Nice.

Update 2: Jonathan Golob wants me to post this.


Update 3: Brad is complaining that they’re not running Ryan Grant enough. It’s true

Update 4: Brad just called their backup QB a “pussy” for not taking two linebackers head on. And Donald Lee just got me some points. Like one, but whatever.

Zwickel wants me to take a poll: Do the ladies like Brett Favre?

Update 4: Ryan Grant just got Brad some fantasy points! TOUCHDOWN PACK!


Update 5: No one reads Slog after 6 o’clock.

Update 6: AS I PREDICTED *ahem* the Cowboys are crumbling. AJ Hawk just stuffed the barbarian behind the line. 3rd and 14 and a FALSE START. 3rd and 19, douches.

Goddammit. Patrick Crayton goes uncovered and they get the first down and now Marion Barber gets the unintentional face-mask.

The Packers D is crumbling.

Update 7: TO is overrated Zwickel. W. The Pack challenges TO’s monster catch, because he was juggling it out of bounds.

And the call is for the Pack because TO can’t hold onto the ball.

Update 8: Marion Barber just busted the Pack up and ran it 2 yards from the end zone.

Meanwhile, TO got smoked at the line and the Cowboys got a delay of game penalty.


I’m signing off now.

For Amelia:


Ok, back.

Angela Garbes is “in da house”, as the kids say. She’s rooting for Tony Romo because she’s a terrible person. Oh, and I think he’s her fantasy QB, but that’s not important.

24-34 now.

Oh, and Garbes wants me to say that she’s also rooting for Greg Jennings and “fantasy football divides the soul.”

Brett Favre is still out.

Um, I think the Pack are kicking on 4th and inches, which is fucking stupid. They need a touchdown and a field goal, but this is a 51 yarder.


Bradley Steinbacher: “The refs in this game are bullshit!”

I agree, but then they showed the replay, which did have a pretty rough facemask on Marion Barber.

Still, there are some Super Bowl 2005-esque calls this game. As in terrible.

Update whatever: They’re sending Brett Favre to the locker room to make more Soylent Green. Or maybe I should make a Logan’s Run reference here. I dunno. Pick your poison.

The Cowboys are running out the clock like a bunch of jerks.

Brad: “This is why [the Cowboys] won’t win the Super Bowl. They’re not going for it on fourth down.”

Indeed, Nick Folk just kicked a field goal. I’m an idiot for dropping him and putting in ol’ faithful Gostowski.

With a minute and 3 left, it seems unlikely that the Pack are walking away from this one with a win, but they gave it there all. I respect that. Alot more then I respect stupid, stupid Tony Romo.

Update your mom: Donald Driver just had a good run. 49 seconds left.

Game is over. # 34, whoever, just dropped a pass on 4th and 1. What an asshole.

This was fun. I’ll be back once a week until they make me stop. Which will probably be tomorrow morning when I get into the office.

27-37 Cowboys FINAL.

Angela Garbes: “Tony Homo.”


Sure, the Pack lost, but y’know what? Their starting quarterback was out for like the whole game. I call bullshit.

Next Thursday. I’ll be here. Using the live slogging tool. Because it shouldn’t just be for presidential debates.


RSS icon Comments


It's so god aweful when they broadcast the NFL combine stuff ... oh my god!

Posted by OR Matt | November 29, 2007 7:07 PM

Fuck NFL network. This is one of the games of the year, and nobody gets to watch it.

Posted by Mahtli69 | November 29, 2007 7:15 PM

Yeah, but you get to read my awesome coverage! Start drinking now!

Posted by Jonah S | November 29, 2007 7:22 PM

That girl makes me want to throw up.

Yes, Brett Farve is a MEGA hottie.

ME! I READ SLOG AFTER 6PM! Please cater to me!

Posted by Amelia | November 29, 2007 7:33 PM

Whose picture would you like me to post, Amelia? You?

Posted by Jonah S | November 29, 2007 7:40 PM

You guys get tits and we get nostrils? Hmph.

(Thanks for the live blog, gentlemen. I wasn't able to follow the Slogger Cowboys fan (Sam M.) to the local watering hole...)

Posted by Beth | November 29, 2007 7:52 PM

Nostrils and all, it's still abundantly clear that he's a god. And you can't even see his foxy bod. Sure, go ahead and post my pic haha.

Posted by Amelia | November 29, 2007 8:00 PM

It's a crime in 48 states, Amelia. Nu uh.

Posted by Jonah S | November 29, 2007 8:06 PM

C'mon, sloggers!! For those of you who spend so much time on the internet, you certainly don't use it very efficiently!! can watch the game I'm doing right now...from the comfort of home...with a "free" drink in my hand (I had to pay for the bottle).

Posted by cunei4m | November 29, 2007 8:08 PM

Oh, I see. You guys tanked the "Kinky
Calander" so you now can write about
sports. Nice tits though!

Posted by badbob | November 29, 2007 8:12 PM

No. is run by communists.

Posted by Jonah S | November 29, 2007 8:14 PM

yay for crappy quality (free) Internet games. MLB charges for this.

Posted by brad | November 29, 2007 8:14 PM

As one who has relocated from Texas to Delaware and is glad to watch this game, I have to say...I now understand the resurgence in popularity of's so delicious...

Posted by cunei4m | November 29, 2007 8:14 PM

Communists or not..."To each according to their needs." I've got tons of bars here willing to cater to those hopeless Eagles fans and this is my only hope of watching this game.

Posted by cunei4m | November 29, 2007 8:16 PM

Yeah, they may be jerks....but they're *WINNING* jerks...which is more than I can say for those Packers....*OUCH!!!* That hit certainly sealed it if the field goal didn't already.

Posted by cunei4m | November 29, 2007 8:30 PM

Best. Liveslog. Ever. By. Far.

Posted by Romo's a dipshit. | November 29, 2007 8:40 PM

Pathetic game...

Cowboys = most favored? By who? Satan?

Posted by ecce homo | November 29, 2007 8:46 PM

I did the live streaming thing as well. There isn't a crowd but it is better than radio. Why is NFL providing this? Seems to make the NFL network pointless? Will they cut the feed if the game is blacked out? Point and click access to all relevant stats certainly take the fun out of myteam vs. yourteam trashtalking. Will our easy access to coach level insights demystify the game or reveal a more profound drama of sport.

Posted by Zander | November 29, 2007 9:00 PM


Posted by Mr. Poe | November 29, 2007 9:18 PM


As a guy who has followed the Dallas Mavericks and their whiny owner Mark Cuban for a good fifty million years, I think I'm in a fair place to say--bitching about calls so doesn't do anybody any good (and I personally think the TO no-catch call was about as questionable as the pass interference, anyway). This was a game about good offense and awful defense--and Jason "clutch as all hell" Witten--and the fact that Roy Williams didn't blow this game for the 'Boys still blows my mind.

Also, I'm shocked that nobody didn't point out how much the Packers' backup QB looks like Scott Stapp when he's without a helmet. Arms wide open didn't save your game, buddy.

Posted by Sam M. | November 29, 2007 9:23 PM

garbes better stop fronting. tony homo is her fantasy football star quarterback.

Posted by d | November 29, 2007 10:10 PM

Brett Favre gets hurt and I can't watch it? FUCK!

Posted by Jason Josephes | November 30, 2007 12:25 AM

So Angela, do you call him "Tony Homo" because you think he likes men, or because you assume being gay is bad...?

Obviously it's the latter, and obviously you said it to fit in with all the machismo in the room.

How pathetic.

Posted by Nobody likes a bigot (no matter how they manifest) | November 30, 2007 12:56 AM

With you 23. What's up with only the "ladies" liking Favre too?

Can we please appoint Chicago Fan to slog these things?

Posted by Jim C. in WI | November 30, 2007 6:15 AM

what's surprising about the number of pack fans? Where you been, crawling around your hidey-hole? Packer fans are the chosen onces, Dallas fans can suck their foam mascot's foamy dick. Our mascot is a guy with a bloody cleaver raising it up to chop thru your neck. Or a block of 8 year cheddar...

20 - Scott Stapp? No. Mike Gordon from Phish? Yes. A decent backup QB? Fuck yes. Did you get your shopping in during the game? Did you wear your armadillo/rat fur coat to the sports bar?

Posted by wbrproductions | November 30, 2007 7:08 AM

It's nice to see Green Bay fans taken down a notch. Everyone I heard talking about this game beforehand was convinced the Packers couldn't lose. What about the fact that the Cowboys were off to their best start ever before this game?

Posted by Will in 98103 | November 30, 2007 8:45 AM

The Cowboys are so good, they may as well just go ahead and line em up against the Patriots next week for the trophy. I can't wait for that rematch (If NE can even make it that far).

Posted by Clint | November 30, 2007 8:55 AM

The Cowboys are a good team. Marion Barber is amazing when he gets going. TO is great when he can hold on to the damn ball. Witten and Crayton can be great too. And yeah, that Romo kid has an arm.

Still, they're a smug bunch of bastardsó-although not nearly as bad as NE--and I just don't want to see them win.

Posted by Jonah S | November 30, 2007 9:22 AM

Good coverage... until the final "joke" about Tony Homo. Let's move past the 8th grade and quit using "gay" in a pejorative way. Surprised you felt compelled to post homophobic bullshit on the Stranger blog of all places.

Posted by robo | November 30, 2007 9:53 AM

Not nearly as smug as NE? You're only saying that because this is the end of the Patriots' FIRST dynasty and the beginning of the Cowboys THIRD Dynasty. The Cowboys are the team that INVENTED THE DYNASTY! Give it some time. When America's Team is rollin', the Cowboy fans have no problem getting to the top of the obnoxious chart.

Posted by Clint | November 30, 2007 10:23 AM

To be fair, "smug" is a really nice change of pace from last year's Parcells hell. The team has chemistry, TO is keeping incredibly quiet compared to seasons past (and only gets so much camera time because east coast producers have a boner for him) and off. coordinator Jason Garrett deserves pretty much all of the credit for the points they're putting up. Defense, on the other hand, is still too inconsistent and patchy--I think they're averaging over 20 pts given up a game. Unless the Cowboys straighten up in the next few weeks, I can almost guarantee a defensive playoffs meltdown before they can even reach the NFC championship game--and it's in that respect that the Packers may ultimately have the upper hand come January.

Posted by Sam M. | November 30, 2007 10:30 AM

Hahahaha.. The only Defense Al Harris has is when TO drops the ball. That dude got beat like a red headed step child all night.

Posted by Clint | November 30, 2007 10:47 AM

PLUS.. Come playoff time Tank Johnson should be in game shape. Its no secret that he is the only piece missing from Chicago's dominant D of last year.

With Tank playing full games, they are going to be able to run those crazy looking 6 DB sets they were using to shut down Philly a few weeks ago and still get plenty of pressure on Brady.

I don't see the Boys losing another game all season.

Posted by Clint | November 30, 2007 10:53 AM

Amelia, you have terrible taste in women.

Posted by Greg | November 30, 2007 2:37 PM

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