I was going to write about Josh Freeman being really disappointing this week, but I’m not sure that I need to go into detail about it. Dude has 12 TDs vs 16 picks, his team has lost 5 straight, and his hair isn’t as awesome as it could be.
So yeah, there’s your favorite player sucks. Maybe I’ll expand if he tosses two INTs to the Panthers next week.
What really pushed me away from writing about Freeman was last night’s lashing on Monday Night Football. There are plenty of storylines coming from last night’s game, and a lot of them are interesting. The Saints stay ahead of the Falcons, the Giants are on a 3 game skid, not mentioning Mark Ingram without saying his dad is in jail (okay, maybe that’s not interesting at all and more annoying than anything). But what I liked more than anything last night was the dancing. Oh, the dancing. With 73 points scored between both teams, there was a lot of celebrating. So here are last night’s nominees for what I am now calling the Stevie Johnson Memorial Moves Like Jagger Award:
Lance Moore Does the Bernie
After his second touchdown of the night (and on my fantasy bench, naturally), Lance Moore dropped the touchdown and decided to do a move known as the Bernie. I loved every second of it, especially the nod before and after.
My favorite part is what the video doesn’t cover: how he grabs the football and runs all the way to the other side of the field. I thought the celebration was going to continue, but instead he Barry Sanders’d it to the ref on the far side. Like I said, I loved it, but I don’t think the Giants did. Because when they scored, Brandon Jacobs had his own dance.
Brandon Jacobs Dances for an Uncomfortably Long Time
Look at that big boy go. I didn’t like a lot on this drive. I didn’t like the defenseless receiver call on Quddus. I didn’t like the lack of tackling from the Saints. I didn’t like the fact that 21-10 was now more manageable for the Giants than 21-3.
But boy do I love those moves. If I hated on it, it would just be out of envy.
I think a lot of Saints fans had a problem with how long it went on, but I kind of liked it. It made the Saints angry; they played Jacobs harder, and he didn’t do too much more for the rest of the game. Also, no one should ever make a big man stop dancing.
The Dunks: How To Do It
Jimmy Graham. Look at the elevation. And he didn’t even break the goalpost this time!
How Not To Do It
Aw, Drew. Poor guy, too short to get up there and dunk it. I love that he apologized to Michael Jordan for this.
Keeping With Basketball: The (Sorta) Alley-Oop!
The best part of this video (found here) is not so much the celebration, but the way Pierre Thomas waves Aaron Ross away. “Dude. You’re not going to catch me. You’re going to spend one more breath than you have to. Save it for when you really need it, man.” At least that’s what I thought his brief hand wave said. It could have been a mocking wave telling Ross to try and tackle him. Whatever, I like my version better.
But then when he gets into the end zone, he waits for Jermon Bushrod to come celebrate, then tosses him the ball so the left tackle can spike it. This was obviously planned, and while I’m making up conversations that probably never happened, why not add this one:
Pierre: Jermon…I’m sorry. I had sex with your girlfriend.
Jermon: Dude. That’s not cool.
Pierre: I’m sorry man, I was drunk and she…I’m sorry. How can I make it up to you?
Jermon: Can I have sex with your girlfriend?
Jermon: Oh. Well, can I spike the ball if you score?
Pierre: Fine. But only if it’s a TD that puts us up by 25 points.
Jermon: Oh come on, that’ll never happen.
So those are the nominees. And the winner is…this is so exciting!
Brandon Jacobs Dances for an Uncomfortably Long Time!
I know my Saints fans will be upset with me for this, but there is sound logic behind it. After last night and three straight losses, the Giants needed to win something.
Go ahead, big fella. You dance all night. Nobody’s stopping you.