NFL: Week 12
Just a quick note here. If the Seahawks win and cover the 9 ½ point spread, Matthew Rozen – aka, my new brother-in-law and friend for going on 25 years – will win. Yes, he’s the Crap Happy Pappy. (And yes, I know the genesis of that name and it’s not nearly as sordid or amusing as you might think.) If the Packers beat the spread, it goes down to a tiebreaker between Michael Lang (“FOR WHO? FOR WHAT?”) and Mark Kershes (“KC CHIEFS 1”).
What I can tell you now is that someone whose first name begins with “M” will win. But that’s about it.
It was a crazy week in the NFL, kicked off by three Thanksgiving Day games. Nothing quite beats the inanity of Vincent Jackson spiking the ball after not being hit – except for the refs not calling it a fumble. Just shoddy, shoddy work there. And I’m more than a little bummed that the 49ers didn’t seal up that victory against the Rams, which they could have (and did, in the sense that Torry Holt made a ‘football move’ with the ball, meaning it was a fumble that the 49ers recovered for a TD that got overturned.) But the 49ers are back, and a competitive team now in football, and frankly that’s a good thing.
Condolences to Steelers fans everywhere. More later.