Saturday, December 25, 2004

That play right there, where Brett Favre managed to stop the clock for a measurement, speaks volumes for how good of a player he is. He's been plainly outplayed statistically by Culpepper, but man, if Favre had receivers like Culpepper...

I assume no one was watching, so I'll explain: the Packers faced third down and six with 25 seconds to go and no timeouts, Favre completed a pass that looked to be just shy of the first down and the clock was running. Shrewdly, he asked for a measurement, stopping the clock for long enough for Green Bay to get their field goal unit on the field. Needless to say, they were a foot short and the 42-yard attempt was good.

In semi-related news, Daunte Culpepper has a chance at about 4800 yards and 40 touchdowns this year. It's a shame that no one cares. It must have been really easy to stash Culpepper on your fantasy team away from Manning et al. I think, or at least this is how I do it, that fantasy football is largely about drafting and identifying players that play well under the radar. Nate Burleson would be a prime example in my case.

What the hell have I been doing for the last four days? Working, drinking coffee and not running. The lattermost is really frustrating. Nevertheless, I'd like to toss two mangy scraps onto the heap:

149. Eve's Christmas
150. Jack Frost

I'm not sure what part of an anthropomorphic snowman is supposed to be wholesome and in keeping with the spirit of Christmas, but it's fucking scary.