Archive for November 14th, 2011



In college football, the big game of the weekend was #4 Stanford hosting #7 Oregon.  Oregon beat them last year, and Heisman Candidate and next year’s #1 draft pick Andrew Luck was looking for revenge.  Oregon lost their first game of the season to now #1 LSU, but have been clobbering teams since.  And, um, Stanford would be no exception.  The Ducks came storming out and pretty much had their way with the Cardinal.  LeMichael James,Oregon’s Heisman candidate, did his thing rushing for 146 yards and 3 touchdowns on the day.  Luck did throw for three touchdowns of his own, but it simply wasn’t enough.  And that most likely ends Stanford’s National Title hopes.In the NFL, the Cowboys were looking to finally bounce back, but they would have to do it against a Bills team that was hot in the first half of the season, but has since cooled.  Dallas has been rather enigmatic this year — you never can quite predict if they’re gonna be good or bad.  But yesterday… they were fantastic.  Tony Romo looked like the quarterback that everyone gets excited about entering a Cowboys season.  He was throwing touchdown after touchdown.  He finished the day with 3 TDs and 270 yards.  And, Dallas’ rookie running-back DeMarco Murray continues his stellar rookie campaign, rushing for 135 yards and a TD.  However, the highlight of the game came from the Bills.  After wide receiver David Nelson caught a touchdown, he jogged over to Cowboys cheerleader Kelsi Reisch, and handed her the ball.  That’s because… it’s his girlfriend.  She was directly on camera, and wasn’t exactly sure how to react.  She can’t exactly cheer for him.  And kindly, the Cowboys faithful DIDN’T boo her.  Just a nice moment on TV.  Here’s the video:
Dallas 44, Buffalo 7.

Elsewhere in the NFL, it was a true test for the San Francisco 49ers as they hosted the New York Giants.  These are two of the NFL’s hottest teams, and it was a chance for the 7-1 49ers to show they were for real.  The first half was neck-and-neck and was the predicted defensive showdown.  But in the 4th quarter, the 49ers took over.  Alex Smith connected with tight end Vernon Davis for a 31 yard touchdown, and then their rookie running back Kendall Hunter got into the mix, rushing for a 17-yard touchdown.  With the win, the Niners proved that they belong among the NFL elite at this point and don’t plan to be a pushover during the playoffs. There’s even a good chance, given their easy schedule, that they will get a first round bye.  San Francisco 27, NY Giants 20.

Finally, on Sunday Night Football, it was the struggling New England Patriots and the NY Jets.  The Jets have been waiting for this game all season, and expected the game to be  a type of passing of the torch in the AFC East.  The Jets are on the rise, but they always struggle against the Pats.  And this season, it looked like the Pats were on their way down.  They barely even have a defense.  But last night was strange, their defense, pretty much a group of scrubs, finally clicked and they shut down the Jets.  Mark Sanchez couldn’t get the ball moving in the first half, but Tom Brady had a spectacular night throwing for 329 yards and 3 touchdowns.  The torch definitely wasn’t passed last night, and it’s also clear that the Jets have a lot of work to do if they expect to make the playoffs.  New England 37, NY Jets 16.

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