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.
Thursday, December 9th, 2010