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gblowfish
01-04-2005, 10:56 AM
The next to last Doggity report for 2004. Next week will come the autopsy results. Advanced copy of this week's report is here, it'll be posted on my website tonight:
http://www.georgeblowfish.com:

The Doggity Chiefs Report
Week 16 - 2004
Chiefs vs AFC WEST CHAMPION Bolts - The Murph, San Diego, CA

From in front of the big TV downstairs near the broken toilet. As always,
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Overview - Appropriately, this game's radio broadcast was sponsored by the
US Postal Service. A team that is cock-sure it should be in the playoffs
should not get manhandled by a division rival's JV team. Marty sat ten
starters including all of his Pro-Bowlers. Most of the Chargers' remaining
first string saw very limited action. And yet the vaunted #1 offense in the
league managed just three points until midway through the final frame. Dear
lord, you know you are in the dumpster when Ian Eagle and Solomon Wilcots
are calling your game. Twice, CBS was three or four plays late coming back
from commercials. The first time caused everyone to miss a big runback by
Dante and forty yard screen pass play by Larry Johnson that was stopped
inches short of the goal line on the final play of the first half. Why would
anyone want to see that stuff anyway? Even better, I called KCTV - the local
CBS affiliate - about it, and the woman who answered told me it wasn't her
problem and to call back during normal hours if I just wanted to complain!
Very nice. I started listening to Mitch and Lenny after the first round of
the "Solly" awards. I did turn up the TV sound to get the national viewpoint
on Gonzo's record-setting catch. Eagle says, "That was catch number 97 -
setting an all-time NFL record for number of catches in a season by a tight
end." Wilcots responded with, "Gonzales is approaching 100 catches for the
year. I don't think that has ever been done by a tight end before, has it?"
Oy vey.

Offense - The Tony Gonzalez Variety Hour was nice. A football game might
have been fun, too. There did not appear to be any effort whatsoever to do
anything but set season records. Winning the game was obviously not in this
week's game plan. How else do you explain the league's number one offense
being manhandled by scrubs? Gonzo deserved the record. It was a waste of a
season for the team, but Gonzalez never quit. He had the best year of his
hall of fame career. More inauspicious were the records set by Trent Green
as he set the team records in pass completions, 300 yard games and total
passing yards in a season. It somehow seemed right that Green would break
Bill Kenney's records with garbage stats in a meaningless game at the end of
a 7-9 season. Let's face it, that's how Kenney got the records in the first
place! Some other milestones included KC breaking an all-time NFL record for
first downs in a season. On a related note, the charity organization "First
Downs for Downs Syndrome" http://www.fdfds.org/ announced six of its
corporate sponsors had filed for bankruptcy protection. This was a
remarkable year for the offense, but Sunday's game was typical. Four picks
by Trent not only killed me in my fantasy league playoffs, but was a
microcosm of the inopportune mistakes this record-setting unit has made all
season.

Defense - The worst defense in the AFC (yes, even worse than Oakland) was
brutal against second and third stringers. So what's new? No penetration
against a scrub O-line. They gave up 138 rushing yards to the third and
fourth string backs. Two bench warming San Diego receivers lost their end
zone virginity, both torching Oh! Dexter! McCleon. Rookie Philip Rivers saw
his first TD pass. They surrendered 199 passing yards in the FIRST HALF to a
quarterback who is four-foot-nine and 87 years old, playing without any
first teamers around him. Eric Hicks did manage a couple of sacks, which
nearly doubled his total for the season. Woo-hoo!

Special Teams - Despite San Diego attempting to kick it away from Dante, he
managed a couple of nice returns, including the 37 yarder that set up the
Larry Johnson screen pass at the end of the first half - not that I saw it,
I was watching CBS. Tynes missed another field goal, but to his credit, he
kicked a beauty of an on-sides kick that allowed the offense to score a
second TD to make the score look like KC actually showed up to people who
didn't watch the game.

The AFC West -
KC Chiefs - We're gonna beat the hell out of us! Us! Us! Us, us, us!

Denver Donkeys - The Donkeys, with backs to the wall eek a home win against
Indy's backups.

San Diego Bolts - A meaningless game and their stars on the bench - the
scrubs showed heart.

East Bay Convicts - They're no fun, they fall right over.


Throw Him A Bone Award -
Gonzo gets his second bone in a row. Yes, I know the whole game plan was set
up to get him the record. So what. He was the one guy who showed up to play.


The Doggity Dog -
Trent's four picks did more to lose the game than anything else, but I have
to go with the fact that the defense couldn't keep the Chargers out of the
end zone, despite the fact that Marty's offensive rotation included three
cheerleaders and a beer vendor. The major reason was the total lack of any
inside pass rush - and since Ryan Sims was a #9 overall pick in the NFL
draft, he is in his third season and he had exactly zero tackles yesterday -
gotta go with Trezelle Sims.

Tailgate Recipe of the Week -
San Diego Baja Fish Tacos. Yum.

INGREDIENTS:
* 1/2 cup sour cream
* 1/2 cup mayonnaise
* 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
* 1 (1.25 ounce) package Taco Seasoning Mix, divided
* 1 pound cod or other white fish fillets, cut into 1-inch pieces
* 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
* 2 tablespoons lemon juice
* 1 package (12) Soft Flour Tortillas warmed
*
* Toppings: shredded cabbage, chopped tomato, lime juice, pico de
gallo*.

DIRECTIONS:
1. COMBINE sour cream, mayonnaise, cilantro and 2 tablespoons seasoning
mix in small bowl.
2. COMBINE cod, vegetable oil, lemon juice and remaining seasoning mix
in medium bowl; pour into large skillet. Cook, stirring constantly, over
medium-high heat for 4 to 5 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested
with fork.
3. FILL tortillas with fish mixture. Top with cabbage, tomato and sour
cream mixture, lime juice and pico de gallo.

PICO DE GALLO:
2 medium tomatoes, diced small
1 fresh jalapeņo, minced
1 lime, juiced
1 small red onion, chopped
1/2 bunch fresh cilantro, chopped
salt & pepper, to taste

Combine all ingredients - allow at least two hours in the refrigerator.

Send your recipes to the Dog, by e-mail or fax them to 913-831-1307.

Next week -
Next week? What next week? The Dog will issue his end of the year report
card.

Your faithful scribe,
Mr. Doggity

Mr. Laz
01-04-2005, 10:59 AM
thanks!!

Count Alex's Wins
01-04-2005, 11:03 AM
It somehow seemed right that Green would break
Bill Kenney's records with garbage stats in a meaningless game at the end of
a 7-9 season. Let's face it, that's how Kenney got the records in the first
place!

The AFC West -
KC Chiefs - We're gonna beat the hell out of us! Us! Us! Us, us, us!


ROFL ROFL

Quality stuff man

HC_Chief
01-04-2005, 11:17 AM
:thumb:

HemiEd
01-04-2005, 11:32 AM
Eagle says, "That was catch number 97 -
setting an all-time NFL record for number of catches in a season by a tight
end." Wilcots responded with, "Gonzales is approaching 100 catches for the
year. I don't think that has ever been done by a tight end before, has it?"Oy vey.

Lousy announcers for a lousy game, I am glad you reminded me of this statement, thanks! I went nuts when I heard them say that!

And I would like to make a comment on the Bill Kenney statement. He was "sat down" for the second half of the last game. I remember it very distinctly because he had an opportunity to break the record Marino held at that time. Kenney did not have the cast of players that Chiefs currently have either. Good Job, thanks! :thumb: