Merrill Hoge Likes Shaky Limbs

TO Touchdown
Nothing brings in the late evening like Trey Wingo and Merrill Hoge going on about football with that super-duper exciting NFL Live music in the background. We were kind of just letting it ride along and ignoring it – sometimes we get all deep on the internets and forget stupid people are blaring in the background – when all of sudden we got this little gem from ole Merrill:

“One thing was confirmed in this game: Terrell Owens is the most overrated wide receiver of our generation. His career is littered with drops in clutch situations, and no different here.”

Hmmm. As we all know, Hoge has never been wrong before. Maybe TO is overrated. Maybe his seven 1,000 yard plus seasons are a joke. And perhaps he did choke his face off during the Super Bowl with the Eagles. And don’t think for a minute that coming back on a bum leg is any sort of excuse. Or maybe he’s just a monster stud of a wide receiver who’s totally f’d in the head and gets more scrutiny because of the way he acts and Hoge just doesn’t like him as a person so he’s attacking his credibility as a wide receiver. Yeah. That seems more likely.

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Time to Leave the Gloves On

delhomme-carr.jpgThe Charlotte Observer has announced today (via Charlotte.com) that Panthers quarterback and chicken and biscuit hawker Jake Delhomme will undergo season ending surgery on his right elbow sometime next week.

What does this mean for Panther fans?

(Well, besides this website actually gaining relevance, that is.) It means that Mr. Mittens, David Carr, is the heir apparent to ball control duties in Cha-town, that’s what. He started last week’s loss to the Bucs and this week’s win over the Saints, and even played briefly in a brilliant head-to-head matchup against Joe[y] Harrington. But now the team is his.

And you know what? We think he’s going to leave his (lack of) fingerprints all over the Panthers by the time the season culminates in a shocking Super Bowl victory ends.

We’ll admit that at first we weren’t too fond of the notion of Carr running the Panthers offense, particularly given how inept he looked against Tampa Bay. But there’s something inspiring about a man who’s not afraid to wear white gloves. And now, we’re here to fire up the David Carr bandwagon. Tickets are free. And since Matt Leinart ain’t seeing the field for the next few fortnights, we’re stealing his slogan faster than he swiped Paris’ V-card.

Ride or die, people.

The Mittens Era begins now.