I'm feeling a little nostalgic today so for a goof let's break out a couple of brilliant pieces of lost footage from the 80s that will blow your mind in a good way. First, check out this awesome montage of video match-making profiles. Sugar and spice and everything else, indeed...
That appears to be from the Minnesota/North Dakota area so let's stay in that geeral area and take a look at a police training video from Wisonsin that warns against the imminent dangers of knives...
Why didn't police in Wisconsin in the 80s have guns?
Four Quick Thoughts on NFL Playoffs
Saints/Hawks: I love how people are saying this justifies the ridiculousness of a 7-9 team making the playoffs. No, it doesn't. Any given Sunday and shit. If anything, it makes it even worse that there's a 7-9 team in the Divisional round. Sick run by Lynch though. I don't think calling it one of the best in post-season history is hyperbole at all. FWP welcomes you to the club, Marshawn.
Jets/Colts: I get the schadenfreude for Peyton but no...this isn't on him. What really sticks out to me in this game is that Caldwell should be fired for that timeout. You may think it's stupid to fire a guy for calling one ill-advised timeout but did you see his explanation? The Jets had a 49 yard field goal attempt and one timeout left with a 1st down and presumably a couple of chances to move it closer. Caldwell gives them a timeout which was followed up by a nice pass play to Braylon to seal an easy FG. Asked afterwards, Caldwell said that the reason was that he wanted to make the Jets snap the ball as many times as possible. Didn't the fucking Jets want to snap the ball as many times as possible too? Doesn't more snaps increase your chance for a shorter field goal? Honestly, if someone is that stupid that they can't even figure out the logic involved here, I'm questioning their entire decision making process and never letting them stand on my sideline again.
Rats/Chiefs: Chiefs were ripe for the taking. A much worse team than their record reflected. They should have just concentrated on tearing some ACLs.
Packers/Eagles: A decent enough game. I like the play call on the pick to end it, just had to get it a little higher. I thought Vick played well under intense pressure though. If Akers hits those two FGs, he wins. It still blows my mind that after the Snow Game in 2001 (yes Assman...it was a fumble), coaches still can't recognize the fucking tuck rule. On both of Aaron Rodgers' fumbles, he pump fakes and keeps the ball in one hand away from his body when it's knocked out and you never see it called. I've yet to see anyone interpret the tuck rule by the letter of the law the way they did when Woodson hit Brady (was it really 9 years ago?)
On another note, mad props to NBC for choosing Toto's Hold the Line as their theme music for this year's playoffs. At least Dick Ebersol recognizes the awesomeness of the 80s.