It’s December 16, 2008. The Cleveland Browns host the Buffalo Bills. Who would have thought this game would have playoff implications. Because it’s such a big game (a win almost guarantees a playoff berth) it only makes sense to keep a running diary.
~~The game is going to be crazy. Look at all that snow. The announcer just said it would be 50-52 game. Really? They can’t even run, you can’t see the lines and he thinks it could be that high scoring. Just redeemd himself by saying it could be 6-3 too. Good call. (This turned out to be the last worthwhile thing Steve Tasker said all game).
~~First play, throw deep. Interesting. A good ball and it’s a touchtown.
~~I’d hate to be the guy who has to update the scoreboard for what yard line the Browns are on, it’s impossible to tell.
~~Punt by the Browns, how can you tell that was touchback, there’s no lines.
~~It just keeps getting worse. You really can’t see anything. I don’t know how you play in this. It could turn into the Ohio State-Michigan’s Snow Bowl. The teams are going to start punting on 1st down.
~~What’s the over/under on punts? 55?
~~What catch by JJ!!! The old hook and latter, play ground style. That would be touchdown on a dry day but JJ just fell b/c of the snow. Of course, overshadowed is the fact the Braylon dropped another easy catch.
~~A great field goal by Dawson. Huge. It’s looking more like the 6-3 game than the 52-50 game. 3-0 Cleveland, 6:51 left in the first.
~~I’m pretty sure that filed goal was kicked longer than the kickoff that followed.
~~Great fourth down stop by the Browns capped off with a huge hit by Sean Jones. Whoever he hit, there no way he’s breathing right now.
~~Why take a time out with 8 seconds left in the half, on fourth down? Let the clock run out then punt. Romeo isn’t the smartest person but he sure does look warm all bundled up. I’m pretty sure he has cheesburgers stuffed in his pockets to keep him warm.
~~Safety!!! Great kick by the Bills punter. I think it was further than the punt afterwards.
~~5-0 Browns. Got to love baseball scores in football.
~~They can’t find the 40 yard line to put the ball down. Now they are looking for the 50 yard line. How great is it that they can’t find the yard line. They really took 5 minutes to try and find the yard line. I don’t think has ever, or will ever happen again.
~~Tasker is by far the worse color guy in the NFL. I feel bad for Gus Johnson having to work with him. I think CBS should turn off his mic and not tell him. It would save him the embarassement of sounding like an idiot. I wish we could see GJ face after some of Tasker’s comments.
~~Great fourth down play by Cleveland. Nothing like needing two yards, play fake the run and throw it 15 yards over the head of your fullback.
~~Andre Davis is playing a great game. Whenever the casual fan notice a linebacker, you know it’s a good game.
~~WOW!!! A 49-yard field goal. Incredible. People talk about DA, Braylon, Winslow, as the team MVP but Dawson is really making case. He’s won several games and that kick was probably the most difficult in his career. Amazing kick. I do you even have confidence to line up for a 49-yard field goal. They can just go a head and name that curved support bar on the goal post the Dawson pole now. I was down on Dawson at the start of this year but he could be a Pro Bowler. Speaking of the Pro Bowl, how many Browns make it this year? Five? Six? DA, Braylon, Winslow, Joe Thomas, Eric Steinbach, Dawson, Cribbs? You can even make a case for Jamal Lewis.
~~Halftime 8-0 Browns. Got to love it. Here come the playoffs.
~~Break time for some chili dogs.
~~There was no running diary of the second half due to one, my computer dying on battery, two, hands being tired, three, nothing to really blog about.
~~Final – Cleveland a snowman, Buffalo a donut.
~~Not only is this win a huge win, but Pittsburgh loss too. Cleveland has a good chance to win out, Pittsburgh is on the road in St. Louis and Baltimore. They should win both but road games in the NFL are tough. Wouldn’t that be something if the Browns win the division!?!??!!? Just strange, but great stuff happening this year and it’s fantastic. Here We Go Brownies, Here We Go!!!