by Gerald Udowiczenko
Well, what a game. The best I've seen in years! It was a real shame the Titans couldn't make it go to OT. Though I'm sure the people that had go to work the next day were very happy it finished, when it did, so they could get some sleep.
Thanks to Jon, Graham, Paul Spence, Pat, Ian, Tim & Stuart MacKinnon for this week's bumper post bag. I just hope I can fit it all in.
L2) @ OR (1-5,
W1) Last season 30-3
L1) @ KC (2-4,
W2) Last season 23-15
L2) @ CL (1-5,
L1) Last season 17-0
W6) @ PS (1-4-1,
L2) Last season 3-15
L2) @ SS (2-4,
L2) Last season 31-10
W2) @ DB (4-2,
L1) Last season 17-14
W1) @ AF (4-2,
W2) Last season 30-14
W2) @ NO (3-3,
W1) Last season 15-29
L1) @ TB (4-2,
L1) Last season 49-21
L9) @ DL (1-5,
W1) Last season 3-10
W2) @ SF (3-3,
L3) Last season 16-7
W1) @ SR (6-0,
W7) Last season 0-35
(From the letter that was sent just too late...)
Pat to Coach Havenhand : Congratulations! An excellent play to stop me on 4th & 1 from the 2, and a well constructed drive to get the winning FG. Till next time!
Pat to Jon : Found the Coaching stats interesting and revealing. Thanks a lot!
Pat to Richard & Jon : See! Only one win - perhaps all season!
Pat to Graham : No more Rammys please. I was only an inch away, and then The Bus hit a brick wall. He was probably thinking of a mention in your column.
Pat to Stuart : Welcome to a tough league. See you in week 13. Best of luck - now. Not then!
Gerald to Stuart M. & Bruce : Congratulations on breaking those ducks.
Gerald to Graham : I felt you were a little bit harsh in given the AFC the Barry. I'm sure there were individual teams who deserved it more? Just glad it was me.
Gerald to Stuart M. : Thanks for writing in, all the best with the Raiders. Well you really can't do any worse than they've done before.
Gerald to Pat : I'm glad to see your letter got to me on time, this time.
Jon to the NFC in general : Well done last week. It's about time we won more than 50% of the games. Now we've just got to do the same in week 12!
Jon to Richard : Good 1st round pick in AW! I've lost all my RBs and 2 out of 3 LBs. Bad news. Every reduced player (bar rookies) of mine retired. Then the Bills out-bid me for that free agent RB.
Jon to Paul Spence : Congratulations on your win last week. I seem to remember that your record against the AFC is none too good? Maybe this is heralding a post season win as well?
Jon to Graham : It was (unless I typed it in wrong - I can't be bothered to go back up to the loft) 24-10. I've still got the results sheet. The only doubtful one is XI as I can't find the sheet for that. It's (apparently) from Dave's memory.
Jon to Graham : I'm a Dolphins fan. I gave up at halftime. It's what I've described, in another newsletter, as a game with every single 'gameplan moment'. Never again will I not believe it when I see it on paper. (OK, I lied just there.)
Jon to Gerald : Strange page order last week.
Gerald to Jon : Photocopier going mad?
Graham to AFC : Beware, the Sleeping Giant has awakened. Still, if you all change your names to Stuart before week 12 you might do better.
Graham to NFC : Well done - we suffered enough last year. Let's go for all 12 next time, eh!
Graham to All : A great Superbowl, to cap the best NFL season I can remember. Roll on September.
Graham to Paul M : For a Defence and Offence that don't turn up for whole seasons I seem to bump into them unerringly often. And I'm sure I will again in the next few weeks . . .
Graham to Gerald : I think that was another rotten week of predictions. Didn't expect such a rapid NFC turnaround.
Graham to Paul M : I see you've got your "Kiss of Death" message earlier this season. Bugger!
Graham to Gerald : How many of those fumbles are Drew's?
Gerald to Graham : Drew leads the team with 5!
Paul Spence to All: You all said it couldn't happen but I held my faith and lo, the Rams did win the Superbowl and all was right with the world.
Paul Spence to All: I admit, I was panicking in the fourth quarter ... and yes, I did do a little silent prayer a few times but it worked.
Paul Spence to All: We are the champions (join in if you know the words), we are the Champions, no time for losers because we are the champions of the world!
Tim to Jon : 'probably the weakest division in the league'! - what does that make the AFC East then?
Tim to Richard : I'll take the 15 yard penalty for taunting - we stuffed you sucker!!!
Tim to the Tipsters : have a look at your record: are any of you better than 50% on my games?
Tim to Graham : Thanks for the Rammies this season - I can't wait for my chance of revenge come week 18.
Tim to Stephen : Good start. The Jets are hard to beat. We have some great games to come.
Tim to All : The Titan beat the Jags twice in regular season and yet they were underdogs for the play-off game. The Titans beat the Rams earlier in the season, and yet they are 7 point underdogs. Don't the bookies ever learn? (Not, so how much did you make? Ed)
Stuart M. to Jon : Thank you for the message of good luck.
Pat to Coach Canwell (formal name not friendly one!) : 'Contrived to lose'. Factually incorrect, and you should know better! See my message to your less un-loved self from last week, in the snail mail that didn't arrive on time, if the Editor had space to print it!
Pat to Jon : The way things are developing, I'm not looking forward to any games now! Perhaps the Owner will sack me!
Well not much space this week so I'll leave it short, but remember, NFC we will get revenge come week 12!
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