1:15 PM: Sanchez to Baker! Touchdown! J! E! T! S! Jets! Jets! Jets!
10:00 AM: Merry Christmas Eve, football fans. Welcome to the penultimate weekend of the 2011 NFL regular season, and to this special holiday edition of the Virtual Couch™. I don’t know about you, but it feels strangely out of joint to have a full slate of NFL action a.) on a Saturday, and b.) on Christmas Eve. We’ve got rooms to clean, gifts to wrap, food to prepare, and hey, wait, football?!? But you know what? We’ll muddle through. Because we’re muddlers, dammit.
Hey, at least the Jets will be on our teevee today. When I looked and saw that they were lined up against the Patriots for the fourth week in a row, I was filled with a deep, prickly annoyance. But yea, verily, the Football Gods looked upon my plight and showered mercy upon me, saying “Your Gang of Green is playing a foe from the NFC this fine day, and so they shall be broadcast by FOX for all the world to see (except for the mid-Atlantic states, parts of the midwest, and Arizona).”
Herewith, then, is the slate of games available in the Nutmeg State:
CBS Early: Dolphins @ Hateables
FOX Early: Giants @ Jets
CBS Late: Eagles @ Cowboys
After that disaster in Philadelphia last week, the Jets have their backs against the wall again. Of course, so do the Giants. This might as well be a playoff game for both teams. Let’s hope the home team, at least, plays like it. FSM knows I’ve seen enough bad Jets football for one season.
Anyhoo, I hope you’re all enjoying the start to your holiday weekend. If your travels bring you near a computer, by all means fluff up a cushion and stay a while.