Monday, December 25, 2006

Has Football Been This Boring All Season?

Watching the Jets-Dolphins game, and we're 4 minutes shy of the fourth quarter and it's still 0-0! I'll buy that the downpour they're playing in has something to do with the lack of scoring, but holy crap it's been some deadly dull play so far! The only legitimate scoring chance up to now was a botched field goal hold by the Jets - that's right, the hold was the problem, not the kick, as no kick was even attempted! As I type this, those self-same NY'ers are threatening, as they've made it to Miami's 3-yard line. But now it's 4th down so we get another field goal attempt.

And... it's good! Only took 42:35 of game time - and over 2 and a half hours of watching - for someone to finally score! One of the commentators just characterized the Jets' 3-0 advantage as possibly "an insurmountable lead!"

I'm just glad the hated Steelers lost yesterday, as otherwise I'd have had nothing to watch today!!


Jimmy said...

The fourth quarter has been exciting. It's now 10-10 with less than 2 minutes left following a 60+ yard screen pass that was a great run after catch.

Oh, and by the way, when I saw 'hated' I read 'defending SuperBowl champions'.

Kimota94 aka Matt said...

Yes, the 4th quarter almost made up for the first 3! Jets won 13-10 with a perfectly-played final two minutes that included flawless use of the clock and the running game. Looks like Jets and Broncos as the AFC Wild Card teams, barring some big surprises next weekend.

Anonymous said...

Strangely, I too was watching this game, saw the score at 0-0 and then one of the announcers said, "Just wait till the 4th quarter..this game is gonna end 27-24!" It didn't, of course, but it was reminiscent of an NBA game. Just watch the last few minutes..who cares what happens in the first 90% of the game!