Wildcard Weekend

Bengals Vs. Texans, NFL Playoffs 2012: Rookie QBs Andy Dalton, T.J. Yates Make History

Andy Dalton and T.J. Yates will make history Saturday as the first pair of rookie quarterbacks to face each other in an NFL playoff game.

That game is on right now. Detroit plays New Orleans this evening.

In Raiders news, the team fired most of its defensive coaching staff and has selected Reggie McKenzie as its new general manager:

Former Raiders linebacker Reggie McKenzie will start immediately as the team’s new general manager, a league source said.

The Raiders announced Friday that they reached an agreement with the Packers’ director of football operations to become their new general manager and scheduled a news conference for 2 p.m. Tuesday to introduce him.

McKenzie, 48, leaves the Packers, who have a playoff bye this week, before they open defense of their Super Bowl championship.

The former Raiders linebacker (1985-88) worked his way up in the Packers’ front office for 18 years, overseeing the scouting of potential professional free agents since 2008. McKenzie is a disciple of Ron Wolf, who worked in the Raiders’ personnel department for 25 years and later was the Packers’ GM for nine years.

Wolf recommended McKenzie to Raiders owner Mark Davis, who along with former Raiders head coach John Madden interviewed McKenzie on Wednesday.

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32 Responses to Wildcard Weekend

  1. DandyTiger says:

    Ah, Bengals and Texans… yawn. Wake me up when a real team plays.

    Now of course one of them will probably win it all, just because I said that. đŸ™‚

  2. DandyTiger says:

    By the way, a little birdie told me there was a GOP debate tonight on ABC. I shot the little birdie.

  3. sandress says:

    Anyone watching the debate? Santorum is about as articulate as O was during the dem debates. And Romney is like watching paint dry.

    • DeniseVB says:

      I just turned on the debate and all I hear is blah, blah, blah. I don’t trust that little weasel George Snuffalupagas. It’s on ABC.

      • OldCoastie says:

        I’m sorta surprised Paul sounds so rational…

        • sandress says:

          The guy is nuts, just look at his official policy page. That said, he’s nuts in a very novel way, and he seems passionate, commited to an internally consistent set of values, and not beholden to a bunch of corporations and lobbyists. He’s my current favorite. Other than Romney, who is about as Republican as Obama, maybe a little less. That said, Mitt is a dumb name for a president, and the Mormon thing hasn’t exploded yet. I just want Ron Paul to tear shit up and teach the Repub machine a lesson for awhile.

        • OldCoastie says:

          I’m sure that’s true… I guess its the consistency that makes him sound sane…

          I would guess that New Hampshire might like him.

        • foxyladi14 says:

          tranquilizers đŸ˜†

    • OldCoastie says:

      Ah… listening to Republicans trying to justify separate but equal civil unions for gays…

      makes it so easy not to be a Republican.

    • OldCoastie says:

      Santorum, “War! War! War!”….

      He’s not going to win as many friends as he believes he is…

    • fif says:

      I completely disagree. Romney is detailed, especially in economics (whether you agree with him or not), and Santorum is a pure idealogue and his delivery is badgering. I really don’t like him.

      • fif says:

        oops, misread your comment sandress–you are saying Santorum is inarticulate like O. My bad. Why is Diane Sawyer wearing a neon yellow mock turtleneck? I can only bear small amounts of ABC anchor bullsh*t.

  4. OldCoastie says:

    Newt playing up how victimized the Christians are…

    (oh Sweet Jesus!)

  5. sandress says:

    News Update: Ron Paul first candidate to use the word “Pirates” in a presidential debate in 150 years.

  6. DeniseVB says:

    Jobs, Jobs, Jobs up next.

  7. fif says:

    Gak! Santorum alert: he just went on a rant about Romney’s term “middle class” claiming that “we do not have classes in this country–that’s the left’s job, to divide Americans. That shouldn’t be part of our lexicon, and as president I will bring people together, blah blah blah.”

    Yea, unless you’re gay, a working woman, a Democrat or liberal (not necessarily the same thing anymore). He’s so irritating–please make him go away. I am looking forward to his flash-in-the-pan moment to end.

  8. sandress says:

    I have a conditioned response to Donna Brazile’s voice. It makes me want to punch someone. Ideally her.

  9. DandyTiger says:

    OK, after the debates and a lot of drinking, I’m awake again. God save us all. We’re so fucked. I think I’ll browse around on google earth and see if I can find a new place to live.

  10. DandyTiger says:

    The most amazing thing to me, seriously, not kidding, is that there are Republicans that actually think Romney can beat Obama. I shit you not. Ain’t going to happen. How can they not have a clue about that.

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