I had today off, and after enjoying lunch at P.F.Chang’s, I went to see the Peter Jackson version of King Kong
Monday Night Football on ABC
Tonight is the 555th episode of Monday Night Football on ABC.
It’s also the last. Next season, it moves to ESPN, and the era of it on free TV gone.
The first MNF game was the Cleveland Browns versus the New York Jets.
This last MNF game is the New England Patriots versus…the New York Jets.
(Keep this in mind, it will be in future editions of Trivial Pursuit: What NFL franchise was both in the first and last Monday Night Football game?)
I saw The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe today, the first projected movie in the Chronicles of Narnia series.
Baltimore gives the Giants a Christmas Present!
By beating the Minnesota Vikings, the Baltimore Ravens have given the NY Giants and their fans a Christmas present–a playoff berth. The Giants can do no worse now than a wildcard, and thus will make the postseason. A division title is still assured with a victory against Oakland next week, but at least a playoff berth is assured no matter what.
Thank you, Baltimore.
In the Shadow of Greatness: IMC: Yule
What sort of Winter Equinox/Winterfest/Yule holiday, if any, do they celebrate in your Amber?
I think I’ve answered this before, sort, of and checking BJS shows that I’ve mentioned this, but it was over three years ago. So let’s revisit it.
Washington 35 NYG 20
Crash and burn. I was so afraid of this, after Washington dismantled the Cows last week.
The Giants can still win the NFC East next week by beating Oakland in Oakland. But dreams of a first round bye are dead, and I don’t like the Giants chances in the playoffs against the likes of the Panthers/Bucs, Seahawks and Bears. But we shall see.
For the Giants to lose next week and then lose the NFC East title and the playoffs entirely would be the worst indignity.
NFL.com – Kansas City at New York Game Recap
A game that I thought they were going to lose for sure, but my Giants have made it to the 10 win plateau this year, something else I didn’t expect. (I would have been expecting 8-8 this year, frankly).
I still don’t like Manning’s inconsistency and tendency to throw picks, especially at the worst possible time (there was a near-interception this game that was tailor made to fit that bill). But what can one say except Tiki, Tiki, Tiki? Breaking the Giants single-game rushing record? The most yards out of a single running back since 2003? Sure, a lot of it was Kansas City not being able to tackle to save their lives, but Barber has to get SOME credit.
Now, the Giants are a win away from the division title…and if they win both of their games and Chicago or Carolina falter, they will get the first round bye they need to have any chance at the NFC Championship.
A trio of books this time around bring us toward the close of the reading year.
Worlds That Weren’t, Edited by Harry Turtledove
A Princess of Roumania, by Paul Park
Worldwired, by Elizabeth “Sarah” Bear.
What She Really Thinks – I don’t think that aerobic narr post on 20×20 is coming for a while
On her LJ, Ginger talks about aerobic narr, and reluctance to post on 20×20 room about it, considering the wonkishness and design-oriented focus of recent posts there.