shaken, not slurred

Funny FootballSan Diego Chargers at Cincinnati Bengals- The Chargers jump out to a 4-0 lead in the bottom of the second quarter thanks to a couple of safeties. They’re pitching a shutout until the Bengals answer with a tape measure home run pass of ninety nine yards to take the lead at halftime. After Dusty Baker leaves, a football game breaks out. With the Chargers leading 24-20 with two minutes left, Andy Dalton leads the Bengals on an 85 yard drive to win their first playoff game since Millli Vanilli took home a Grammy (For anyone unfamiliar with Milli Vanilli, they were a musical duo whose talents far exceeded most of the crap you call music today.). Linebacker Manti Te’o initially claims he intercepted an errant Dalton pass on the final drive before later admitting he made the whole thing up.

Kansas City at Indianapolis Colts- In a bizarre turn of events, the Chiefs are found bound and gagged in their locker room; replaced by . . . the Pittsburgh Steelers. Dubbed the “Enrico Palazzo Game”, the Steelers 14-0 first quarter lead is surrendered once the Chiefs take the field. With less than a minute to go and the Colts moving into position for a potential game winning field goal, Andy Reid borrows a page from the Steelers handbook and trips up Andrew Luck on a sideline run, resulting in a fumble recovery for the Chiefs. The play is reviewed but it stands. “There wasn’t sufficient evidence to overturn the call,” Explains the head of officiating, before admitting. “And besides, Reid scares the shit out of me.”

New Orleans Saints at Philadelphia Eagles- In the only blowout of wild card weekend, the Eagles obliterate the Saints by a score of 86-38. Nick Foles tosses eight touchdown passes in his first postseason game and LeSean McCoy runs for three hundred yards and three scores. The 76ers reach out to Chip Kelly to gauge his interest. The Saints fire defensive coordinator Rob Ryan immediately after the game. “That’s okay, I’ll have a job in five minutes once I hit the street.” Says Ryan. True to his word, Ryan scores a gig as a bouncer at Delilah’s Den- an upscale gentleman’s club.

San Francisco 49ers at Green Bay Packers- Following a stirring pre-game speech, 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh devours a football helmet. An inspired 49ers squad jumps out to a 21-0 lead. Aaron Rodgers leads the Packers all the way back after which a tense struggle ensues. The game goes into overtime and the 49ers kick a field goal on their opening possession. As Aaron Rodgers is running onto the field, he collides with Matt Flynn and both quarterbacks are knocked cold. The Packers third string quarterback, Scott Tolzien, is unavailable because he is shooting a State Farm commercial.

“Only a miracle can save us!” Shouts Packers coach Mike McCarthy. On cue, Tim Tebow appears. The newly hired commentator on ESPN Jesus, Tebow offers his services.

“Kid, if you can win this game for me? I’ll never use God and damn in beautiful harmony again. I won’t tell Bears fans to go to H-E-Double Hockey Sticks, and I’ll even stop prank calling Brett Favre . . .”

Tebow suits up and then proceeds to lead the Packers to a game winning touchdown. After the game, Tebow is offered a five year deal with the Florida Gators. Mike McCarthy promises that “You’ll definitely see me in church . . at some point.” Meanwhile, a seething Jim Harbaugh holds a three second press conference before storming off to devour the Lombardi trophy.

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Comments on: "Cayman Thorn’s NFL Wild Guesses (Expert Analysis Not Included)" (19)

  1. If your predictions for these four games actually happen, Fantasy Furnace has agreed to merge with your blog and become “Drinks well with the Furnace,”

  2. Or . . . “En Fuego con Bebidas” …..Nah, too Univision. Okay, what about “Furnace and Thorn”. Hmm, sounds like a cop buddies show. Alright, alright, I got one! “Fantasy Furnace Drinks Well with Others”.
    I’ll work on it.

  3. TEBOW! Discount double check! Alan Parsons Project! BACON! Oh wait, wrong post, well wait, there’s never a wrong post for bacon… Oh, Pigskin. There, correlation complete.

    • I love Tebow. I want him back in the league.
      Bacon dialogue is open twenty four hours a day, seven days strong . . you got it. And you strike me as a classic rock chica. Glad you were sated on all counts.

  4. The Steelers gambit would be of interest since I am a fan. Fun post

  5. Well … wished you were right as our streak stands at 22 years and counting. But hey … baseball season is around the corner and the Reds streak winning of playoff series is at 18 years! Oh well …. Chargers were the better team today!

    • I love Marvin, I really do. And I hope when they win that playoff game that he’s the guy on the sidelines. But they need to shake something up somewhere, because the Chargers were definitely the better team yesterday but the Bengals are the better team. And I’m not down with this idea that Dalton is never gonna win anything. They said the same thing about Flacco once.

      • SD definitely won both sides of the ball … no excuses! Marvin is starting to look like Marty Schottenheimer. I don’t foresee a shakeup, then again, two coordinators will be interviews for head jobs.

  6. I think you and I are the only sad, grumpy old men who remember Milli Vanilli.
    Well, and Running on Sober, but she’s weird.

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