Visceral Scott Hamilton reaction to the American championship figure skater Jeremy Abbott after screwing up big time.     Figure skating announcing is the best, because, unlike most sports, when the skater is doing really well the announcers are completely silent. For like minutes. And when things are not going so well, commentary ranges from […]

Who Should I Root For? Gossip Girl Edition

I love chatting with other girls who love football, but I also understand that some folks who are not into football are forced to watch the Super Bowl. (For instance, when I was a kid, the halftime show was the only thing I enjoyed. Dancing children in multicultural costumes! Random singing people! Audience members with […]

Monday MELF: Conference Championship-Style

We’re going retro on FifG today–all the way back to September ’08 when I started this blog–to bring back the Monday MELF. Here’s the deal (as previously posted): As a preteen, my friends and I used to play the FLAME game. The rules were mildly convoluted, but the point of the game was to figure […]

Playoffs: Colts vs. Ravens

Indianapolis Colts vs. Baltimore Ravens (8:15 P.M.) About the game: The Colts are the #1 seed in the AFC, but they decided to rest their starters over the past few weeks (because they had already clinched the #1 spot in the AFC weeks ago). Which means that the main guys on the team haven’t played […]

Weekly Wrap-Up

Hey, look at me! I’m writing a weekly wrap-up! During the week! I know, I know, I’m an amazing blogger. Anyhoo, let’s wrap-up. Football-related: Full disclosure first: This is a really difficult season for me to care about. Why? Because my team (the Bucs) are 1-10. Last year this time I knew every team in […]

FifG Games of the Week: The Playoffs, Wild Card Edition

Welcome to the playoffs! Since there are now only four games per week, it seems a little silly to choose one game of the week. So I’ll go ahead and try to give you a few talking points for each game. Game 1: Atlanta Falcons vs. Arizona Cardinals [Saturday 4:30 p.m., NBC] This one is […]