Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Editor's Note

Change that, I'll take care of the best of Edition later next week. I do have some stuff planned though.


What I Did During My Week Off From The Blog

I started out with doing nothing and kept on going. I took the time off because there was no football going on, so why not? I have enough stuff going on in my life, I can stay away from the blog for a week.

The Super Bowl is this weekend and to commemorate it, I will be doing a Best of The Mondays edition. Later on, I will be pulling together some of my best stuff from the regular season. Later today, I will have week one through four. Stay tuned you crazy kids.


Monday, January 21, 2008

The Mondays: Two Teams Left

Super Bowl XLII, it is more than a roman numeral, it is the biggest game of the 2007 NFL season. For two teams, it's the chance to say they went through the gauntlet and need only 60 more minutes to reach the top of the mountain.

In the end, only one team will leave Glendale, Arizona with the Lombardi Trophy. Here are the two teams that will meet in Glendale in 13 days:

New England Patriots- From week one up until now, the Patriots have been the best team in football. They have gone out and won every game they played in, both in the regular and postseason. They started the season out strong, dominating their way to the #1 seed in the AFC, which guaranteed them a Foxboro route to the Super Bowl.

The Patriots saw two dragons enter their kingdom, two teams with one goal in mind, knock out the king. Ultimately, the Patriots slayed their challengers. Their reward, a trip to Glendale for the right to gain immortality.

No matter what the Pats do, there's no denying their death grip over the other 31 NFL teams. Since September, all the talk has been about the Patriots, from Spygate, to the accusations of running up the score and to their will to win week-after-week.

The Patriots have won three Super Bowls this decade. No other team has won even two this decade. One thing is true about the Patriots, they are a dynasty, much like the Pittsburgh Steelers of the 1970s and the Dallas Cowboys of the 1990s. A team like this doesn't come around very often. Only the future will tell us how we remember these Patriots.

New York Giants- The Giants have dealt with many issues this season. This season, many people (including myself), were calling for the firing of Giants coach Tom Coughlin. Questions were raised continuously throughout the season as to whether or not Eli Manning was the star quarterback for the Giants. So many questions were asked and over the course of the season, they were answered.

When the Giants made the playoffs, not a lot of people believed in them. They went on the road to Tampa and after struggling in the first quarter, they worked hard and came out of Wild Card Weekend with a win.

The Giants weren't given much of a chance against their NFC East rival, the Dallas Cowboys. Once again, Eli Manning and the Giants pulled through and stunned the Cowboys. The Giants would be on their way to Lambeau Field for a showdown with the Green Bay Packers.

It was a bitter-cold day on Sunday in Green Bay. Temperatures dipping so low, nostrils freeze up when taking a breath. The two teams battled hard into the fiercely-cold January evening. In the end, only one would come out on top. For Giants kicker Lawrence Tynes, the third time was truly a charm. The 47-yard field goal not only vindicated the former CFL player, but a coach, a quarterback and an entire team.

Manning has a chance to do something his older brother Peyton has already done, win a Super Bowl. However, if Eli wins, he would be doing so in a shorter time period. Does it make him greater than Peyton, not necessarily. It is always harder to get out of the shadow of an older brother. Whatever doubts may plague the younger Manning, all will be removed if he hoists the Lombardi Trophy.

When the 13-day waiting period ends and the two teams line up for kickoff, 60 minutes will determine whether a dynasty lives or a quarterback and a team silences all critics.

Sunday, January 20, 2008


I need to make some Championship Day picks. I've been going bold all season long and now I will continue to go bold. HERE WE GO...

San Diego Chargers over New England Patriots

New York Giants over Green Bay Packers



Monday, January 14, 2008

The Mondays: And Then There Were Four

Happy Monday to all, it is the one and only, partying it up with you guys on this Monday morning. We now have our final four. First though, we need to discuss the games from Sunday.

San Diego Chargers knock off Indianapolis Colts, 28-24- First of all, yes I called it, but I never saw this coming. I never anticipated the Chargers losing LT and Rivers and still have the chance to keep the Colts down.

Marvin Harrison looked awful in his return, but that's to be expected when you're out for three months. The Colts did everything they could to go out there and win, but it didn't happen. It seems like the Chargers have their number.

New York Giants defeat Dallas Cowboys, 21-17- Any negative things I said about the New York Giants, I would like the opportunity to take that back. This team came to play today, especially quarterback Eli Manning. Today, Manning threw two touchdown passes and no interceptions.

AFC Title Game

San Diego Chargers at New England Patriots, 3:30 ET on CBS- It's a week two rematch, who knows how this might go.

NFC Title Game

New York Giants at Green Bay Packers, 6:30 ET on Fox- This has the makings of a great game.

See ya


Saturday, January 12, 2008

Divisional Round Picks

I'm going bold on my picks. Allow me to show:

Seattle Seahawks over Green Bay Packers

Jacksonville Jaguars over New England Patriots

New York Giants over Dallas Cowboys

San Diego Chargers over Indianapolis Colts

Bold picks alright. Will I go 0-4, or will one of my picks be right, stay tuned?


Monday, January 7, 2008

The Mondays: Yeah, Gonna Do It

Happy Monday to everybody on the happy planet. I'm doing a recap of the entire wild card Weekend and will have a preview for the divisional round.

Seattle Seahawks defeat Washington Redskins 35-14- This game looked like it would have an exciting finish, but that wasn't the case. The Redskins got hot and then they got ice cold. The Seahawks really stepped it up when they needed to.

Jacksonville Jaguars knockoff Pittsburgh Steelers 31-29- The Jags looked like they had it wrapped up in the first half, but failed to close it out and almost lost the game. David Garrard pulled and the Jags pulled out the victory when they needed to.

New York Giants defeat Tampa Bay Buccaneers 24-14- The Giants advanced to the next round. They must now prepare for their next game.

San Diego Chargers defeat Tennessee Titans, 17-6- No comment.

Here are your divisional round match ups:

Seattle Seahawks at Green Bay Packers, 4:30 PM ET on Fox-- Brett Favre has an opportunity to beat the man who made him the quarterback that he is today.

Jacksonville Jaguars at New England Patriots, 8 PM ET on CBS-- Can the Jags knock off the Pats? Will the Pats remain undefeated? Will Jack Del Rio have his hair just right? Stay tuned!

San Diego Chargers at Indianapolis Colts, Noon ET on CBS-- How many Peyton Manning commercials will be aired during the telecast? I am setting the over/under at 4.

New York Giants at Dallas Cowboys, 4:30 PM ET on Fox-- This is a (wet)dream come true for Joe Buck. Too far, probably.



Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Happy New Year from Oh No Romo!!!!!

I'd like to take the time to wish everybody a happy New Year. The 2007 year was an excellent year for this blog. I have been up and running now for close to six months and the blog is still going strong. I've posted 142 articles/picks/a whole bunch of other crap during the stint from July to December 31.

Now that it is 2008, many people will make New Years Resolutions, only to give up on them after a month. Here at Oh No Romo, that isn't how I roll. No I'm not going to try to lose weight, although I probably should.

My resolution goes to you, the reader. In 2008, I promise to continue to be the best writer I can be. I will produce informative and entertaining articles and will focus on different angles of the story. I promise to give it all for you, the reader. I care about putting out the best product and in 2008, I will do that. By putting out a strong product, I can attract a larger readership. I will come up with new ideas to try and stay fresh and to challenge myself to be a better writer.

In short, I hope you guys continue to read my blog this year. I promise you this, the fun will come.