Welp, I think the dance off between Bobby and Jeff here pretty accurately sums up Rodgers vs. Favre 4.0. Total domination in every way imaginable. I mean could yesterday have gotten any better? It's as if Roger Goodell himself snuck into my dreams Inception style, made them happen in real life, and then fined me for dreaming of a helmet to helmet on Brett Favre. Like there was EVERYTHING I could have asked for. Rodgers out dueling Favre? Check. Chants of GO PACK GO at the Metrodome? Check. Chants of FIRE CHILDRESS? Check. Interceptions? Check. Sideline bickering? Check. Favre nearly reduced to tears? Check. Just the perfect storm Sunday afternoon. It was so phenomonal to watch it might actually motivate me to be a better person and give back to my community/probably still sleepwalk through life.
- Greg Jennings had a nice day huh? Dude has been straight ballin' since Finley went down. 150+ yards and 3 TDs to give him 9 total during a season where for the first 5 games you had a better shot of witnessing me say a complete sentence to Heidi Klum before seeing him have an impact on a game. I just stole whatever cool factor 'straight ballin' had left. Somewhere Lil Troy weeps.
- I didn't even notice this until I was looking over the season rundown for the Packers this morning but does anyone else realize that the defense has given up ONE touchdown since the 4th quarter of the home game against Minnesota? And it was a meaningless end of the first half touchdown against Dallas when the Packers were already up by 30 points. This defense isn't the second coming of the Steeler's steel curtain, but at the same time it probably is. Finally healthy-ish and with the reigning DPOY in Woodson and the future DPOY in Matthews.
- For everyone (myself included) that called out McCarthy for coaching when the team had 1832344 penalites in Chicago, you've got to give this staff their props for the games since then. Penalties/me swearing about penalities at my TV are way down since earlier in the year.
I guess there's not much more to say about this. Like how many different ways can you say one team totally outplayed the other? I do have to say at this point that it's almost painful to watch Favre strugbwhahahahaha. Nah, just kidding it never gets old watching him or the Vikings implode these days. The only shocking thing about the Vikings right now is how HBO or Showtime haven't latched onto them for a reality show. Talk about appointment viewing. You've got an aloof coach, a past his prime quarterback, a stadium that should probably be condemned by FEMA, an owner who has all sorts of money and less football savvy than the keyboard I'm typing on, and Prince. Spielberg himself couldn't assemble a better cast! And for anyone that still rags on Ted Thompson for not signing enough veteran free agents I present to you the 2010 Vikings. Exhibit A of what happens when you build a team through free agency.
PS: Grandma's Boy is sneaky one of the funniest movies of the past decade. Also, I owe Lil' Troy 17 cents for using his name and the term ballin.' Now it's 34 cents.
Double PS: UPDATE Childress just got fired as the Viking's head coach! Second straight coach that the Packer's have dethroned in the past two games. Throttle Dallas 45-7? Wade Phllips fired. Detroy Minnesota 31-3? Game over Childress. Game over. I know Mike Smith is 8-2 for the Falcons right now but if I'm him I quit while I'm ahead.