Feb 05 2012

M.I.A./Chris Collinsworth: Dufus Extraordinaire

Published by at 10:06 pm under All General Discussions

Update: seems M.I.A has taken the award for dumbest Super Bowl move of all time. Flipping the bird to America, the Super Bowl audience, the NFL and the Super Bowl sponsors is the quickest way to end a dull and mundane career. Congrats on the most spectacular flame out in recent memory.

Morons Unite! – end update

Great Super Bowl! The Patriots and Giants ALWAYS play a great game, keeping it close to the last damn play. Last time we were in Key West, FL and enjoyed the last nail biter. This years was great (I hate blow outs).

But I tell you what, ex-Patriot Chris Collinsworth has posted some of the dumbest commentary of Super Bowl history.

When Patriot Welker dropped the pass late in the game, math wiz Chris noted Welker catches those passes 100 out of 100 times. Except when he drops them … No one is 100% Chris.

But the worst comment was near the end of the game when Collisnworth wisely noted that you want your Hail Mary’s a little closer to the end zone (the Pats were on their 40 something). Yes Chris, it is great to be past the 50 yard line to attempt Hail Marys

Well spotted.

And then, when the Giants were off sides, Chris was sure moving to the Patriots 47 yard line was a huge boost. I mean, what a game changer! 5 yards closer –  but still on the far side of the 50.

Yes, you typically want your Hail Marys from closer in Chris. Thanks for that gem of football wisdom.

But seriously, congrats to the Patriots and Giants for another well fought game down to the wire. And congratulations to the Giants for going from 7 and 7 to world champions. Cinderella seasons bring hope to every fan in every city.

Well played gentlemen.

Update: MVP is Eli – who was good but not the key. Pierre-Paul, Mannigham or Nicks were better choices for MVP since they made the plays. Eli was good, these guys were the difference.

14 responses so far

14 Responses to “M.I.A./Chris Collinsworth: Dufus Extraordinaire”

  1. Redteam says:

    Congrats to the Giants, close game and they made the plays when they had to.

    The half time Madonna show was a real snoozer, sounded like music for 10 year old girls. (kiddie show) The super bowl sure didn’t get their money’s worth.

  2. the struggler says:

    I thought Collinsworth was an ex-BENGAL.

  3. Redteam says:

    struggler, you are correct….

  4. Neo says:

    It was something to see (what Chris Collinsworth described as “the greatest quarterback of all time”) lose to a regular season 9-7 team.
    Brady chokes again.

  5. WWS says:

    Nice call, fun game to watch. Just before the final drive, the announcers (forget which one) were just as idiotic, when Bradshaw ran in for the winning touchdown with just over a minute left. One of them jumped on the score, saying “oh what a mistake! he should have downed it on the one and ran out the clock!”

    say WHAT? In this game a team *never* makes a mistake by putting 6 points up! It’s insane to suggest otherwise. Just think back to Billy Cundiff and the Baltimore – New England game a couple weeks ago to remember how a “guaranteed” chip shot field goal can go badly wrong. If a team has a chance to get points, get the points, and then trust your defense to hold. That’s the strategy the Giants followed, and that’s what won them the game.

    When the game was over, I wanted to hear if that announcer would go back and explain why the game-winning score was “a mistake”, but he never did. hehe.

    I’m no Madonna fan, but the wife and I actually thought that the half time show was the best one they’d had in years. Now that is admittedly pretty thin competition, as for years I’ve found most of the extravaganzas so boring that I would usually switch to “Animal Planet” and watch the Puppy Bowl or something like that. (did catch some of Puppy Bowl 8 yesterday, it was really cute!) But Madonna’s routines were catchy enough to keep me from switching the channel. As I said, by that standard it was the best Superbowl halftime show in years.

    (she won’t let me watch the Lingerie Bowl, so that choice was right out)

  6. WWS says:

    the ads yesterday I thought were nowhere near the standards of the best work of the past. Coke’s polar bears were cute, some of the movie and TV promotions stood out (Betty White in the ad for “the Voice”) but other than that – boring.

    2 ads spotlighted the intersection of politics and sports – Nanny Bloomberg, who supposedly thinks he can be President one day, ran an all Gun Control, All the Time ad. And another was notable for who was in it – Lloyd Blankfein, head of Goldman Sachs, arguably the most important figure in international finance today and one of Obama’s leading financiers, came out as the spokesman for the Gay Marriage movement. Interesting.

    for those who weren’t aware, Blankfein is the one who’s holding little Timmy Geithner’s leash, not Obama. The US Treasury today can be accurately described as nothing more than the Public Policy branch of Goldman Sachs, and Treasury would never dare countermand any of Blankfein’s orders. (Why no prosecutions for the thefts of 2008? Because Lord Blankfein said “no!”)

    So now Blankfein isn’t satisfied with control of all of this nations financial resources, he wants to set social policy as well. And he’s gotten bold enough to do it openly.

    like I said, interesting.

  7. Redteam says:

    I will agree that the Madonna show fit the standard for superbowl halftime shows. But then the standard is terribly low. As I said, if you wanted to keep a group of 8-10 year old girls entertained for a sleep over, that likely would fill the bill. (I heard it described as ‘an historical’ half time show.) Oh well, there’s no accounting for what entertains some people.

  8. Rick C says:

    I disagree on the Collinsworth complaints. On the final touchdown, I fully expected Brady to score with 57 seconds and one time out left. He has done it before. The runner tried not to score. He just did not expect to be untouched. So, the Collinsworth strategy was the one the Giants were planning to follow. The idea behind not scoring was to reduce the time Brady had to score to something less than 20 seconds and no time outs.

    The 100 out of 100 was just a misstatement. We all knew he meant 99 out of 100, but it turned out the ball was tipped anyway, but it took replay to see it.

  9. Redteam says:

    Good analysis, RickC

  10. Neo says:

    None of the ads were better that the EDS “cat herding” commercial


  11. WWS says:

    A field goal in a 2 minute drill (or a

  12. WWS says:

    yikes! meant to say “getting a field goal in a 2 minute drill is believable. Getting a touchdown is not, especially when Brady had only been able to get 2 scores in the previous 59 minutes of play.”

    No way was Brady going to get a touchdown unless the Giants defense choked totally. Not in less than a minute.

    Now if they were playing the Cowboys, it would have been a whole ‘nother story. Or New Orleans – but they weren’t.

  13. Frogg1 says:

    I hope you don’t mind if I change the topic. Did you see this?

    Two more scientists change sides in the AGW debate

    One of the fathers of Germany’s modern green movement, Professor Dr. Fritz Vahrenholt, a social democrat and green activist, decided to author a climate science skeptical book together with geologist/paleontologist Dr. Sebastian Lüning. Vahrenholt’s skepticism started when he was asked to review an IPCC report on renewable energy. He found hundreds of errors. When he pointed them out, IPCC officials simply brushed them aside. Stunned, he asked himself, “Is this the way they approached the climate assessment reports?”

    Vahrenholt decided to do some digging. His colleague Dr. Lüning also gave him a copy of Andrew Montford’s The Hockey Stick Illusion. He was horrified by the sloppiness and deception he found. Persuaded by Hoffmann & Campe, he and Lüning decided to write the book. Die kalte Sonne cites 800 sources and has over 80 charts and figures. It examines and summarizes the latest science.

    and, from the actual article:

    “The science was hyped. The book started hitting the bookshops today and has already hit no. 1 on the Amazon.de list for environment books. Indications show that it will climb very high in the overall bestseller charts. It’s published by a renowned publishing house and is now sending shock waves through the German climate science establishment. The first printing will produce 20,000 copies. I expect they will sell out rather quickly.

    Today Germany’s national tabloid Bild (which has a whopping circulation of 16 million) devoted half of page 2 on an article called:


    Renowned team of scientists claim the climate catastrophe is fear-mongering by politics“

  14. WWS says:

    Tipping Point! Tipping Point! Remember Al Gore warning about a “Tipping Point”??? Well here we are – Even the Bishops in the Church of Global Warming are beginning to renounce the faith!

    Germany was one of the earliest of the True Believers. If the scam collapses in Germany, it will collapse everywhere.