Thursday, December 9th, 2010

Remember The Titans?

Thursday night? I have a standing date with my friends to watch football tonight on a network that spends four or five programming hours per day running reruns of Pros Vs. Joes and Matt Millen's cooking show. It's called "Batter In My Mustache," and in it Millen makes sugar cookies every week, and he makes them very angrily. I'm pretty sure they shoot it in his actual kitchen, because there's meat everywhere and the sink is horrifying. Anyway but once a week, this network—it's the NFL Network, and you don't get it on your cable system—interrupts all that and runs a football game. That's why Thursday nights are my favorite night. Well that and because I like watching games between two fading AFC South teams—the Titans haven't scored an offensive touchdown in 13 quarters, which is really quite some time; popular "Saturday Night Live" host and Indianapolis quarterback Peyton Manning has two straight games with four interceptions, and the injury-wracked Colts have lost three straight. A month ago, this would've been an interesting game. Now it barely warrants an interruption of "Batter In My Mustache." Millen hates interruptions. I like the Colts (-3.5), and the coin likes the Titans. The full Kicked Off will be here tomorrow.

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Abe Sauer (#148)

Not so invincible without an stellar offensive line, are we Mr. Manning?

boyofdestiny (#1,243)

If you told me NFL Network ran a documentary on Bo Jackson's sprite from Tecmo Super Bowl, I'd believe you. How do they fill up a year's worth of programming!

Abe Sauer (#148)

Indeed. BUT, as standard cable networks go, I'll take it maybe 4th overall. Yes, DURING football season it is a miserable brothel of cheap replays and meaningless yapping. But in late May, it is better than almost anything else.

3rd had better be the NHL Network, Abe.

Abe Sauer (#148)

BASIC cable. Anyway, 3rd is the Big Ten network.

You get NFL Network on basic cable?

Abe Sauer (#148)

No cable here. Only dish.

Remember the fat white guy singing? That really brought the team together.

zidaane (#373)

He looks like he would be quite a snuggler but the sound of nose breathing whistling through that mustache would probably keep you awake all night.

You know what's pretty good? The live feed. They show red zone action and in between they chat about things. I mean, not "Yakking about football" quality. But the Mike Bayoff (SP?) footage analysis is sharp, and Jamie Dukes and Bucky Brooks are incisive.

Bittersweet (#765)

Peyton's 3rd interception + "Batter in My Mustache" = <3

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