Saturday, January 23, 2010

Not off the Press

Pick Monday's headline from the Colts-Jets game! Which do you think it will be? A shocking win from the Jets? A Colts blowout? A nail-biter?

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

A brief reintroduction

Hi there. My name is KrilDog. I was born 27 years ago on a 1982 October morning in Munster, Indiana. I spent the first 18 years of my life in the south suburbs of Chicago. After that, I went to college in Franklin, Indiana and earned a Journalism degree that is more or less gathering dust these days. I spend my time these days living on the south side of Indianapolis and working in television for the local affiliate of a network where one could watch Homer Simpson and Jack Bauer. I love sports, playing video games, reading and writing. I detest tomatoes, the Cubs, Brett Favre and Harry Potter, among other things. I'm a sarcastic wiseass who swears too much at times. I've been known to have a temper on occasion.

But, most of you already knew that since you most likely got redirected here from my Facebook or Twitter.

But where is here, you ask?

I think that this sums it up rather well.

That's the first post that ever went up on our little slice of internet roughly four years and eight months ago. We've had both robust and lean times. Contributors have come and gone. Some have gotten married. Some have kids. One joined the Navy. Others I just don't hear from anymore. They've all written some great stuff here that's worth checking out in the archives. We've managed to keep this thing rolling for much longer than I thought was possible. And - knock on wood - we'll be continuing to do this for a very long time.

If you're new here, feel free to poke around. The links bar has been revised with many a great website that TFT can recommend proudly if you need further entertainment. Questions/comments/problems? Drop me a line at krildog@gmail.com.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Ed Reed's (Unofficially) Awesome Day

Unofficially, Ed Reed intercepted Peyton Manning twice, both times at the Ravens' 35-yard-line. Officially, Reed had a single interception, but managed to pull off something spectacular: the rare feat of turning an interception into a fumble that gave the other team a first down.

In fact, Reed's picks in the third quarter were more beneficial to the Colts than his own defense; they gave Indianapolis two first downs and actually led to a Colts field goal. The first takeaway looked like it would turn momentum in favor of the Baltimore Ravens. Instead, Colts wide receiver Pierre Garcon hustled back and knocked the ball loose, striking a blow for Colts fans and Haiti in a play both team-oriented and nationalistic all at once. A pass interference call negated the second pick, despite Reed's heroic 54-yard return.

Reed ended up (unofficially) with 92 interception return yards, although only 38 of those yards counted (officially), and even those yards were negated (realistically) by contributing to a first down for the Colts. Oh, and a field goal.

So today, we salute you, Ed Reed. You gained more yards on the ground than Ray Rice (unofficially) and also helped the other team score three points, which matched your team's total for the day. It can be said that Ed Reed outplayed his own team in almost every conceivable manner.

Unofficially, of course.

20-3, baby! (that's official)