Alex Smith

Go For Two: 10 Random Thoughts - Quarterbacks Addition

1. Why does Phillip Rivers look like such a douchepod? He looks like a guy you would want to beat up in school.

2. Andrew Luck looks like a caveman. Good comeback though.

3. Colin Kaepernick sounds like he's trying to pass a kidney stone when he calls out his plays. It's distracting.

4. When it was suggested to Matt Stafford that maybe he go to a quarterback guru to help him with his footwork and improve his game -- he said he didn't need a guru. Really? Who wouldn't want to improve themselves? That's the second biggest problem the Lions have after Schwartz. Well, now first.

5. Packer nation thanks the Chicago Bears organization for resigning Jay Cutler.

6. Peyton Manning is awesome. There is no way around it. Mentally = awesome. Physically = awesome. Perseverance = awesome. Skill level = awesome.

7. Eli Manning is not awesome. (Un)awesome. Awesome(less).

8. Will anyone give Tom Brady a high-five during the Patriot's divisional playoff game? Poor guy.

9. Kyle Orton should become backup quarterback in Denver. I'm just saying, with hair like that, he belongs in a place where weed is legal.

10. Alex Smith has the worst luck ever. Honestly, I wouldn't ride on an airplane with that guy.

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Sibling Rivalry! Harbaugh Versus Harbaugh, Fresco Style.

My thoughts on the Super Bowl?

Yaddaa-yadda-yadda. There are two teams, neither of which are the Packers, in the Super Bowl.

Want to ask me what it's like to be in San Francisco as a Packers fan? I'll tell you -- it's extremely annoying to be surrounded by unintelligent, know nothing about football, bought my 49ers hat just yesterday, fair-weather fans. It's rare to find the true fan in San Francisco.

So instead, in honor of siblings playing against each other in the Super Bowl, I post these pictures of my brother and I with what I can only assume are some of the things that the Harbaugh brothers would say to each other.

Enjoy.

So,-we're-in-the-Super-Bowl-Recovered

Niners-are-going-to-win-Recovered

cough-cough-Recovered

Wait,-you're-pretty-good-Recovered

seriouslytwo

 

Here-Recovered

Don't-be-an-idiot-Recovered

I-know-I-know-Recovered

Good-luck-John-Recovered

 

Screw-you-Jim-Recovered

John-and-Jim-argue-Recovered

Dad-Recovered

Green-Bay-Recovered

Go For Two: Playoffs! NFC Championship Game.

San Francisco at Atlanta Sunday 3:00PM ET

image courtesy of hinterlandgazette.comColin Kaepernick. Matt Ryan. Michael Crabtree. Julio Jones. Frank Gore. Michael Turner.

If you're not already excited about this game, there is no hope for you. Everyone wrote-off Atlanta, even this gal. But, some how, some way -- they got it done. Yet, that statement will be the focus of many questions going into this game for Atlanta. Why can't Atlanta get it done sooner in a game? Why is it always down to the wire? Why do the Falcons let teams creep back in?

Atlanta better have an answer to those questions this week. San Francisco was on fire during the entire regular season, but now? They are going nuclear. I know it first hand, I'm a Green Bay fan. Colin Kaepernick was clearly the right direction to go in for San Francisco. No hindsight needed. Green Bay could've beat Alex Smith. But Colin? Clearly not. Green Bay couldn't keep their heads on straight against Frank Gore, a hot passing game, plus Colin Kaepernick running all over us. The biggest insult? Oh, just a 56 yard run by Kaepernick for a TD.

Image courtesy of deadspin.comThis is what the Falcons get to look forward to. I only hope that Atlanta learned from our mistakes. We were actually doing pretty well until a muffed punt and Rodgers throwing an interception. Atlanta needs to keep the turnovers at zero. They need to keep Colin Kaepernick in the pocket and make him throw instead of run. The Falcons need to play an entire game, and not take a nap during the third quarter.

Good luck Atlanta. I hope you win.

 

Go For Two: Water Cooler Topics For Week 11

First of all, how can it already be week 11! That blows my mind. Secondly, I'm a little underwhelmed with the games this week.  However, these are the games to watch outside of your hometown favorites ...

 

Image courtesy of losthatsportsblog.comPackers at Lions 1:00PM ET

 

This game is important for the NFC North battle. Chicago is 7-2, Green Bay 6-3, Vikings 6-4, and the Lions are 4-5. Green Bay needs the win to keep up with Chicago (who plays the 49ers. This game should be interesting if both starting quarterbacks are out due to concussions.)

The Lions have been playing inconsistent, terrible football. Yet, they still pose a significant danger to the Pack, because the Lions have the potential to play well. Another factor is Green Bay has a tendency to lose leads and get lazy. The Lions, on the other hand, seem to only have the desire to play well in the fourth quarter.  Those idiosyncrasies could prove to be an interesting match-up.

GO PACKERS

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Fantasy Scoreboard, Week 10

Confession: until approximately 5 minutes ago, I used to be really scared to look at pictures of Rob Ryan. Then the internet told me he looks like The Dude and now I'm so blissed out.

I got home from Pittsburgh right as the 4th quarter of the Cowboys game started this week. We turned on the TV and saw that a) the 49ers were losing to the Rams and b) there were no turnovers in the Eagles/Cowboys game thus far. Since the NFL obviously reverted back in time this week, it's inevitable that there were some unexpected winners and losers this week. Read on for more.

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Go For Two: Water Cooler Topics For Week 9

These are the games I will be watching ...

 

Cardinals at Packers 1:00 PM ET

Image from dailycontributor.comI know, I know. I love the Packers. But here is the thing. The NFC is a much tougher conference than the AFC. The NFC North and the NFC West are the toughest of the tough, with steep competition within these divisions. Each of these teams are already in a fight for the playoffs. At first, it seemed the Vikings would take the lead in the NFC North, now it's the Bears. Where does that leave Green Bay? The 49ers look like they will win the NFC West, but where does that leave Seattle and Arizona? I'll tell you where, it leaves all of these teams battling to be in the playoffs any which way they can -- either as a divisional winner or a wildcard. That Seattle/Packers game is looking more and more important as the season goes on.

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Go For Two: Water Cooler Topics for Week 8

What games should you watch? Read and find out ...

 

Image from disignora.comDolphins at Jets 1:00 ET PM

 

Divisional rivalry. Patriots are doing their quiet but steady winning thing again this year. No reason either the Jets or the Dolphins can't sneak up on the Patriots. Dolphins are 3-3. The Jets are 3-4. The weirdest part? The Dolphins, yes, I said it, the Dolphins are in the divisional hunt. You know what I say ... good for them. I hope they win.

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Go For Two: Water Cooler Topics For Week 6

Image from www.thephotobrigade.com

Yay! I'm super annoying!

Patriots at Seahawks Sunday 4:05 PM ET

Both teams are 3-2. What I like about the Patriots is they just get it done. Tom Brady is as cool as a cucumber and fun to watch. As for the Seahawks, I just can't understand how they keep winning games. I dislike the team, I dislike Pete Carroll. The Seahawks just leave a bad taste in my mouth. I hate the way Pete Carroll is always prancing along the sidelines. Simmer down Pete, you're annoying.

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Fantasy Scoreboard: Week 5

The best birthday present I have ever received.


The Cowboys bye week is my favorite week of football season. I'll say it again: THE COWBOYS BYE WEEK IS MY FAVORITE WEEK OF FOOTBALL SEASON. I got to spend a Sunday in peace, rocking my new Clay Matthews shirt (it's ok to be jealous). My fantasy team went down in flames again and I didn't even care because THE COWBOYS BYE WEEK IS MY FAVORITE WEEK OF FOOTBALL SEASON. Without further ado, this week's studs & duds with no mention of Tony Romo!

 

The best birthday present I have ever received.

The Studs

Alex Smith (QB, 49ers)

Is there anything better than a man with a dog?

I remember at some point on Sunday the RedZone channel showed a QB in a San Fran uniform with the last name Kaepernick. Where was Alex Smith? Kaepernick, QB2, was in to run the "WildKap" (God, I love a good nickname). He missed a few plays, hurt his finger and yet Alex Smith still had 303 yards and 3 TDs. His passer rating was 156.2. He scored 28 fantasy points. He's a real stud.

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