Sunday, December 25, 2005

Hazies Make Great Christmas Presents

Hey Peeps, and anyone else checking in - I hope you all had a Merry Christmas and enjoyed time with your family and friends. A very special "Hey" and Merry Christmas goes out to Ms. Hazel Mae - I hope you and your loved ones are enjoying a safe and happy holiday...hope you got Boxing Day off this year.

What a weekend in the NFL - there were some great games and finishes:
  • The Cowboys get some "Hazel Karma" to beat the Panthers (who I think are over-rated) - yes, I think Hazel sent some good luck Dallas' way - they are still alive;

  • The Bucs get a field in the dying seconds of Overtime to knock Ron Mexico and the Falcons out of the playoffs - both teams missed short field goal attempts in O/T;

  • The Bills go into Cincinnati and beat the Bengals - best thing about the game was watching Chad Johnson going nuts when he couldn't find the live deer he had planned to use in his TD celebration - classic...I'm sure Hazel saw the humour in it.

If this is your first time here, Monday's Weekend Recap entries highlight the more notable performances in the world of sports from the past week, with the NFL, NHL, MLB and European Soccer Leagues getting most of the attention. The winners get a Hazie - as always, I would hope that Hazel would agree with this week's winners.


Running Backs took the spotlight from QBs this past weekend - in what should be no surprise to most astute football fans (of which I believe Hazel to be one), the top 10 rushers this past weekend all contributed to wins by their teams; of the top 10 passers in terms of yardage - six of those performances came in losing efforts.

Julius Jones of the Cowboys literally carried Dallas on his back. Jones rushed for 194 on 34 carries and ran for 2 TDs - against a Carolina defence that went into the game ranked in the top 5 against the run.

Ricky Williams of the Dolphins took it to the Titans; rushing for 172 yards on 26 carries with a TD thrown in for good measure. Williams has had a better season than most had predicted...he's flying high (I couldn't resist).

Shaun Alexander of the Seahawks keeps on rolling. Alexander rushed 21 times 139 yards and a TD, he caught a TD pass to tie the season record for touchdowns.

Honourable mention goes to Cadillac Williams of the Bucs and Larry Johnson of the Chiefs (no I am not sucking up to Hazel), both of whom lead their teams in must-win games.

Kelly Holcomb of the Bills completed 24 of 31 passes for 308 yards and 1 TD in leading Buffalo to a win over heavily-favoured Cincinnati. Holcomb put up numbers that we are used to seeing from Bengals QB Carson Palmer.

Josh McCown of the Cardinals completed 27 of 38 passes for 294 yards and 2 TDs in leading Arizona to a victory over a banged up Eagles team. McCown has had some games with great numbers, but usually came up short. He didn't on Saturday.

Kyle Boller of the Ravens seems to be coming of age. Boller 24/34 for 289 yards and 3 TDs as he led Baltimore to a victory over the Vikings. Boller complete a bunch of passes on 3rd and long and was instrumental in bouncing Minnesota out of playoff contention.

Santana Moss of the Redskins (have I told you lately how much I hate them?) caught 5 passes for 160 yards and 3 TDs against the Giants. One of the TD catches was certainly a highlight on most sports shows last night.

DeMarcus Ware of the Cowboys had his best game of the season yesterday against the Panthers. Ware was a one man wrecking crew against Delhomme and the kitty cats - 7 solo tackles, 2 assists, 3 sacks and 3 forced fumbles...I think that qualifies as a dominating performance...don't you?

Terrence McGee of the Bills had a 99 yard kickoff return for a touchdown and sealed the victory with an INT for a TD late with less than 1 minute to go in the game.

I'm going to wrap this up and go back to watching the Patriots and the Jets...Goodbye to Monday Night Football on ABC. I will be checking back in tomorrow with more...

Breaking News that will NOT get any of the of those being mentioned a Hazie. The St. Petersburg Times reported that Rays SS Julio Lugo has been linked to a telephone card scam. The Times reports that a number of Dominican major leaguers are being named as defendants in a suit being brought forward by convenience store owners who sold defective cards. Out of respect for Hazel, I will not list the names here (I don't think she would approve)...but they are included in the story. I was shocked at a couple of the names; I think you will be too.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a few minutes to read this week's recap...if you have suggestions, please feel free to post your nominees or winners. Have a great one peeps...

Hazel I hope things are groovy in your world!

Song of the Day on Hazelspeeps... for Mr. Lugo and associates...(and for Hazel - my 1st day of Christmas wish)

Call Me - Blondie

Peesth Out.


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