Jacksonville. Tennessee. Skins. Rams. Philly. That’s what’s left after tonight. Obviously a few winnable games there, but none that’ll have any bearing on the NFL playoff picture except for possibly the Eagles in Week 17. With their own relevance virtually out the window, the only thing left that matters is for Big Blue to dispose of their biggest rival in front of their own fans & a national audience. Of course I still wanna see some wins and player development, but just “playing out the schedule” isn’t all that exciting. This tilt against Dallas might as well be the 2014 Giants’ Super Bowl.
It won’t be an easy one to win. The Cowboys have had two weeks to prep for this game while Romo’s had time for his broken back to heal. I’m sure the bye was welcomed by the league’s top rusher too, so the NFL’s worst run D will have their hands full. They managed to bend without breaking against San Fran last week though, so having Jerry Jones’ squad in the house should have Rolle, JPP & co. motivated to play even better. Regardless of what the defense does, this game will come down to what Eli and the offense can do. Jennings is 100% after coming out unscathed with a full workload and, although Pugh is out, Geoff Schwartz will make is debut tonight. Hopefully he’ll make a difference – with time in the pocket & a newfound weapon in ODB, Manning has proven he can put points on the board. NY will need them.
Let’s put it together. One time. Instead of giving games away, how about taking one? Turn Romo into the Romo we’ve grown to love. Let’s see a Dez tempertantrum and a Cowboys collapse. If that locker room really feels like they can run the table like some are talking, they gotta leave everything on the field & steal this W. After that, who knows – with their remaining schedule, maybe it’s the 8-7 Giants playing for a lot more vs Philly than just spoiler.
Won 8 of their last 9. Swept the home and home against the Pens. Halak has been unbeatable. Almost everyone on the roster contributing. At what point do people just start to realize that the Islanders are one of the best teams out there? I barely know anything about hockey and its plain as day to me. This team is rock solid. Nobody will believe it because its the Islanders and their reputation of losing precedes them, but thats bullshit. This is the team to beat in the Metro.
And you know whats scary? Tavares hasn’t even gotten hot yet. Can you imagine this team when their captain gets cookin? Forget about it.
PS – 1 power play opportunity for the Penguins during the 2 game sweep. Crosby had zero points and just one shot on goal all weekend. Thats how you win hockey games, folks.
I think, at least. No idea how you win hockey games really but that seems like a good way to go about it. Pedal to the metal on the bandwagon….VVVVRROOOOOOOMMMMM!
On A Scale Of One To Vagina, How Much Of A Coward Was Robert Bortuzzo Trying To Head Butt Matt Martin Last Night?
GIF: Did Bortuzzo try to head butt Martin in this fight? http://t.co/jCtO01C6HN
— Steph (@myregularface) November 22, 2014
Well would you look at that. More bush league shit from the Pittsburgh Penguins. I mean listen I know Matt Martin mashes faces for a living. I know he sniped you earlier in the first period:
— IslesBlog (@IslesBlog) November 22, 2014
But if you’re gonna fight, fight. Dont square up in your visor and then throw out some half ass head butt attempt. I guess thats to be expected from the Penguins at this point.
Round 2 tonight at The Barn. Place is gonna be so loud it might collapse. The old Coliseum wont even make it through this season’s farewell tour because the Islander faithful might bring it to the ground after we sweep this home and home. We’ll be tied for first and then there’s no looking back. About to have liftoff on my Bandwagon and take this shit next level.
Its about as close to a playoff matchup you can get this early in the season, folks. We may only 18 games into the season, but this home and home can define the Isles season right now. Its a chance to make a big statement that they are the clear cut competition for the Penguins in the Metro. A chance let Crosby and the rest of Pittsburgh that the Islanders are the real deal. Establish a rivalry because the Islanders are here to stay atop this division.
Take these 2 games and the Islanders could take off. Never look back. Yea they could end up 1st place in the Metro but its more than that. Winning a mini playoff series like this can affect this team in the long term. Give them that confidence that this 12-6 beginning to the season isn’t just a “hot start” fluke. Prove to themselves and the rest of the hockey world that this team is elite.
Its go time. Lets fucking do this.
Life’s too short to run through obstacle courses passing up awesome hot dogs and treats and toys. This weekend make sure you stop and sniff and eat everything that catches your eye. Literally. But only if she says yes.