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Sunday, September 7, 2008


posted by on September 7 at 9:59 AM

The 2008 NFL season begins* now!!!

Make your predictions, whine about how great soccer is, etc. in the comments.

*(The NYG/Washington game was boring and doesn’t count)

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Soccer is the best!!!

Posted by Jubilation T. Cornball | September 7, 2008 10:09 AM

agreed, jubilation. much sexier players with sexy sexy bodies.

Posted by scary tyler moore | September 7, 2008 10:23 AM

Yes yes yes! Thank you jonah! You know why there isn't a fantasy soccer league? Because even the stranger isn't THAT gay.

Posted by Wisepunk | September 7, 2008 10:24 AM

I'm with JTC. I do like American football, but nothing beats the beautiful game.

Anyone watch the USA v Cuba game last night? Team USA is, dare I say, looking pretty good. Granted, they beaten Guatemala & Cuba, but they were both road games.

Next up, Trin & Tob on Wednesday.

If I must make an NFL prediction, it is the St. Louis Lambs will suck. Again. But the NFC West pretty much sucks too, you one never knows.


Posted by Mike in MO | September 7, 2008 10:25 AM

Oh, and yes, STM is SO right about the sexiness. Footballers are the HOTTEST!

Posted by Mike in MO | September 7, 2008 10:27 AM

Is Slog feeling better now? It has had a rough couple of days. Well, I'll attempt to post anyway and hope for the best.

Football!! Yes!! PopTart give her FF team Rize, Tight Ends drink Rize, Tight Ends will crush puny competitors.

Posted by PopTart | September 7, 2008 10:29 AM

Let the parade of injuries commence!

Did you know that the average life expectancy of NFL linemen is about 50 years? That's comparable to Haiti or Mali.

Posted by Fnarf | September 7, 2008 10:32 AM

Typical. No love for for the game. The only reason anybody gives to watch soccer is because they want to cornhole the guys they see on TV. You guys remind me of frat boys jacking off to a copy of FHM.

Its football season! Let's puts sex on the back burner for 6 hours on a Sunday. Your balls will survive.

Posted by Wisepunk | September 7, 2008 10:35 AM

don't be snarky wisepunk, or i won't let yo on my slog trivia team. and just for the record, jubilation and i ARE starting a fantasy soccer league. i am SO looking forward to team tryouts, which will include private interviews.

cornhole? i never thought about pegging footballers, but i'll give a try.

Posted by scary tyler moore | September 7, 2008 10:39 AM

I'm 3 screwdrivers into the morning. Of course I'm snarky.

Posted by Wisepunk | September 7, 2008 10:44 AM

I could use a screwdriver right about now. I've got the hangover from hell. My sweat smells like Bourgogne and pine tar.

Posted by Fnarf | September 7, 2008 10:47 AM

Scary- I'm in for the fantasy league!

Wanting to sleep with the players is only an enhancement on soccer, not the entire reason to watch. It's also faster and doesn't stop every two minutes for a commercial.

Posted by Abby | September 7, 2008 10:59 AM

The Seahawks are looking kinda mediocre right now.

Marshan Lynch is pretty tough.

Posted by NRSA | September 7, 2008 11:26 AM

soccer what ?..jim zorn is my newest bff so right now i'm all about tight ends and wide receivers. i'm THAT gay and fickle that way.

Posted by reverend dr dj riz | September 7, 2008 11:52 AM

Soccer rules!!...=) 45minutes...half time...45 over go back to my 3 hour nonsense....=)

Posted by Cindy | September 7, 2008 12:27 PM

Cindy...that's a compelling argument. I increasingly conclude that football wastes too much of my time. Given that I don't really enjoy watching a losing game, it seems a terrible gamble to spend so much time on an uncertain outcome.

Looks like a long season for NW Football, but a short season for me as I think I'll be checking out early.

Posted by Timothy | September 7, 2008 12:58 PM

Can the soccer bullies go somewhere else? I was hoping to fave a good time conversing with the other teams on the Slog's Fantasy Football League. Unfortunately I have Seattle as my defense but some of my other players are doing better than expected.

Posted by elswinger | September 7, 2008 1:10 PM

It's also faster and doesn't stop every two minutes for a commercial

Fucking AMEN! I paused the Lambs game @ kickoff for half an hour, and fast forwarded through the commercials. I caught up to real time TV by half time. It was a good thing too 'cause the Eagles were kicking the shit out of S.t Louis.

Also, I take exception to the insinuation that I only watch futbol for the hot guys. I watch it for the love of the game. It is after the game (when they all take their shirts off) that I start oogling.

Posted by Mike in MO | September 7, 2008 1:10 PM

@15 - Everyone is glad soccer is finally over after 90 min.

Posted by Mahtli69 | September 7, 2008 1:19 PM

God Damn the Hawks looked rough today...Dropped balls, Julius Jones fell over every time he hit the line (until the score was out of hand) and Burleson hurt his knee...Its gonna be another long wait. Fuck I hate Seattle sports!!!!

Posted by MadDog | September 7, 2008 1:27 PM

Hey Wisepunk. Are you playing the Slog Fantasy League as the Spikers?

Posted by elswinger | September 7, 2008 1:36 PM

I read somewhere that an average NFL game contains less than 8 minutes of actual play. Does anyone know if this is true?

Posted by Jo Spot | September 7, 2008 1:37 PM

Hey Wise! Are you playing as the Spikers in the Slog League (I'm the Stoners). If so our QBs are up against each other on FOX.

Posted by elswinger | September 7, 2008 1:40 PM

Jonah - DNP's by Coles and McAllister are your downfall today.

íViva los Taints!

Posted by Mahtli69 | September 7, 2008 2:39 PM

What a crappy way to start Sunday.

Marshawn Lynch... what do you do with a guy like that?

Where was Patrick Kearny?

Why couldn't Plackemeier kick?

What's with Burleson's fair catches?

Posted by six shooter | September 7, 2008 3:03 PM

I hope Forte has a great debut. I benched Jamal Lewis at the last minute because he wasn't supposed to play.

Posted by elswinger | September 7, 2008 3:36 PM

May be a re-post, so apologies if it is.

Nooo, not Burleson. Damn. Well, most of my teams lost, but I didn't do too badly and I still have a couple games tomorrow. (Come on Jay Cutler, don't let me down). I'm sorry I doubted my defensive line, Baltimore did just fine.

p.s. Fucking Seahawks, Josh Brown is a God, a God I tell you, why did you let him go? Why? Why? Why?

Posted by PopTart | September 7, 2008 3:48 PM


Yes I am the spikers. My team really sucked today. My non slog team scored 115 with another player to go tonight, so you rule this week.


Posted by wisepunk | September 7, 2008 5:08 PM

Between the Seattle teams I love and Newcastle, I've got sports misery covered this year.

Posted by Postureduck | September 7, 2008 7:47 PM


Posted by Tom Brady | September 7, 2008 8:15 PM

@29: ouch. On all accounts.

Posted by Abby | September 7, 2008 8:16 PM

@29, Barcode.

Posted by Jubilation T. Cornball | September 7, 2008 9:32 PM

All my NFL teams went into the dumper today - Browns, Hawks, Chargers.


Posted by Hal | September 8, 2008 12:23 AM

#22 I think that is wrong. They have to play for 8 minutes out of every 15 minute quarter (there is a

Now 8 minutes of play out of 9 innings of baseball I can beleive.

Posted by elswinger | September 8, 2008 11:57 AM

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