Today is the beginning of NBC’s let-save-the-planet movement, in which hundred of hours of programming will be focused on ways that even you, everyday Joe Schmoe, Molly Ne Personne can pitch in to ease the burden of providing enough energy for every human being living on the planet. The NFL Sunday team broadcast their halftime report from a candle-lit studio. Keith Olberman likened the lighting to seance. I thought it was strangely romantic.
Now on to the Dallas Cowboys vs. the Philadelphia Eagles game.
After a day of half-hearted celebrations of the Falcons victory over the 49ers (it wasn’t on my local Fox station for reasons I can’t fathom) and no-hearted joy over the Colts’ loss to the Patriots, I can sleep with a smile on my face. The Cowboys won 39 to 17 with a field goal in the fourth quarter and five touchdowns (courtesy of running back Julius Jones in the first quarter, tight end Tony Curtis in the first quarter, running back Marion Barber in the second quarter, wide receiver Terrell Owens in the third quarter, and tight end Jason Witten in the third quarter).
The Eagles 18 points resulted from a field goal in the third quarter and two touchdowns (thanks to running back Brian Westbrook in the first quarter and wide receiver Hank Baskett in the fourth quarter).
Observations & Miscellania:
1. Cowboys tight end Jason Witten was hit after he caught a pass in the fourth quarter and then lost his helmet–but he kept running fifty-three yards sans helmet to the five yard-line. He suffered a blood nose for his troubles.
2. There was a moment during the second quarter (I think) when the camera cut to John Madden and Al Michaels. Al was talking to John while facing the camera, but John wasn’t paying attention for a few seconds. He was looking to his right (towards offscreen left) and appeared to be lost in thought. So adorable.
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