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Mystery Sunday

Posted by Radatz on January 19, 2018 at 2:15 PM


The last few days have oddsmakers scrambling. Tom Brady's name has appeared (again) in Drudge headlines, and that's the most-read news source on Earth. I alway wondered what it felt like to be a Yankees fan in the '50s. Now I know. Mantle hurt his what?


[email protected]: I am curious yellow. I just heard Brady's media stint live. It was short. When asked about his status Sunday, these were his words: "We'll see." Asked if this injury were more mobility or pain management, he said "They're all different." He wore gloves. Obviously this has become the headline-grabber. Is it the NFL making what projected as its least-interesting game (note the scheduling) must-see TV? Is it NE baiting Jacksonville? No and no. Why? Because they never do that. Nor do they tell you anything, which is what Brady did. He was seen to make a fist in early practice today, which would indicate his thumb isn't immobilized. Zolak, local radio analyst who backed up Bledsoe, suggests he's got stitches and you're told not to move the stitched hand for 4 days. So what happens in this game? We'll see. No Garoppolo. Hey, Hoyer went 10-6 in Cleveland. Do I really have to pick under these circumstances? Of course I do. New England.


[email protected]: Everyone seems to like the Vikes. I'm not so sure. Case has been good, but every time I see him play he seems to thrive on lobs. My guess is that Schwartz' boys will make his day more difficult than the vaunted Minnesota defense will make Foles'. I keep waiting for some shoe or other to drop. I think it may happen this weekend. Nobody's going to swing and miss at Diggs this week. On the other side, Ajayi doesn't look like Jim Brown. It's on Foles. And Schwartz. And Frank Reich. Case has played almost all year and is what he is. Foles still has potential upside (note last week's RPO tactics) Home team. Yup.


Second-hand update, FWIW: Brady has been listed as 'questionable'. A couple of sources, local and national, have reported he was at practice ('limited') and was seen throwing the ball 'well'. The main concern now at least appears focused on a helmet-induced laceration requiring stitches as supposed details trickle out. The owner of said helmet is the best-kept secret since Rudolf Hess.


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16 Comments

Reply Ferociousjane
5:51 PM on January 19, 2018 
For your sake I hope Brady can throw better than Bauer could pitch after his drone accident.

I say NE and Minnesota.
Reply Ferociousjane
5:54 PM on January 19, 2018 
Ya know, if it bleeds a lot they will have no choice but to remove him from the game.
Reply Radatz
6:33 PM on January 19, 2018 
I knew I could count on you for encouragement :)

Hope they bring some super glue. I sense a Schilling moment!
Reply Ferociousjane
6:41 PM on January 19, 2018 
Hold on. Looks like the NFL never adopted a Blood Rule. There was talk about it after a JJWatt incident but they did not make a change. Other sports have it.
Still , profuse bleeding is a safety hazard. It would be interesting to see what OSHA would say about it. Scurds worked in health care. I bet he knows what I mean.
Reply Ferociousjane
6:45 PM on January 19, 2018 
It's a while different deal bleeding all over a ball that others touch and a pitcher having a bloody ankle.
It's 2018. You should at least have the right to choose who you swap bodily fluids with...and even though I am sure NE thinks Brady is some saint he is a pro athlete AND he went to MI. Those are risk factors that should not be ignored :)
Reply the immortal scurds
7:38 PM on January 19, 2018 
oh sure i know what u mean. nobody should be tradfing fluids with anyone they dont want to fertilize. but they do.
Reply the immortal scurds
7:42 PM on January 19, 2018 
im sure they will cauterize it with a blowtorch if they have to. i think he broke a finger. that helmut to throwing hand bit-the laceration/bleeding is from the shattered finger bone piercing the skin. the pats have been getting lots from deon lewis anyway. and i could dump it to gronk 8 or 9 times if i had to, so hoyer might be good enough
Reply the immortal scurds
7:45 PM on January 19, 2018 
that curt schilling blister is just embarassing. and if the nfl went for a vlood rule they will need a urine/semen/feces notwithstanding clause. these guys r busy on saturday nites and rarely shower pregame. hahaaa
Reply the immortal scurds
7:47 PM on January 19, 2018 
i can see the eagles winning. but not without a turnover, a big reffing call, or a big special teams play.
Reply Radatz
9:17 PM on January 19, 2018 
the immortal scurds says...
im sure they will cauterize it with a blowtorch if they have to. i think he broke a finger. that helmut to throwing hand bit-the laceration/bleeding is from the shattered finger bone piercing the skin. the pats have been getting lots from deon lewis anyway. and i could dump it to gronk 8 or 9 times if i had to, so hoyer might be good enough

That was one idea I heard floated, but the local floaters seem to have dumped it since the league is there and they wouldn't get away with saying the x-ray showed no structural damage. I guess you could see a face mask support or something ripping it open.

The 'blood rule' was all about Johnson getting aids from a dirty toilet seat.
Reply the immortal scurds
9:56 PM on January 19, 2018 
the spread has dropped a whole point to jax, from 9.5 to 8.5. crossing the 9 tells me there is somethi g wrong with his hand. we'll see
Reply Radatz
10:25 PM on January 19, 2018 
Oh, definitely. Question is how much.
Reply vapor5
7:06 AM on January 20, 2018 
It's subterfuge. "Scilling moment indeed..
JAx/ Eagles.in the SB.
Extending an old henry Miller quote to football punditry: "everything has been analyzed to the point of nullity"
Reply Radatz
1:05 PM on January 20, 2018 
Local dirt now says he cut his hand somehow handing the ball off to Rex Burkhead in a drill.
Reply the immortal scurds
2:35 PM on January 20, 2018 
Radatz says...
Local dirt now says he cut his hand somehow handing the ball off to Rex Burkhead in a drill.


the webbing between his thumb and forefinger ripped. thats a problem. i got a long sliver of fibreglass shanked thru that area when i was a kid from a hockey stick, and i really couldnt do much with my thumb. it hurt but not that awful bad. i pulled the shank out myself. it was about half a pencil thick. u need a thumb to throw a football. im assuming his thumb was bent back and strained as well. the question i have is why is brady practicing hand offs to burkehead.. thgs is a real injury.. we r going to see hoyer at some point
Reply Radatz
5:56 PM on January 20, 2018 
Hopefully if they're far enough ahead.

Old Rex must really have been movin'. Super glue.