2011 D.A. Football — Week 9.

The Mid-90s Were Depressing Times in NY.

We had a nice link to 50 awful QBs in the comments section last week.  I’m proud to say that many of them have already been featured as historical DAs.  In fact, I think this segment will probably wind down to a close at the end of this year.  If the whole D.A. thing returns for 2012, I think the weekly D.A. award and this feature will combine.  Eventually even I run out of the willingness to troll through bad QB stats.  The link was a welcome break in my workload.  Plenty of great options available.

I couldn’t help but fixate on Dave Brown, a particularly awful Giant.  There was a brief period between NY Giant Super Bowl appearances in the 90s where they had some issues at QB.  Perhaps the name Danny Kanell rings a bell?  Brown was given a full opportunity to become the man in NY, he just wasn’t anywhere close to being good enough.  Before the Giants could get rid of him and get back to respectability they suffered through some lean Dave Brown years.  Brown is the kind of guy who’s just so average, you can’t even summon that much dislike for him.  He’s like Tarvaris Jackson, or something. It’s not his fault that some team is allowing him to start every week.

For Brown’s signature D.A. performance, I go to a game that kicked off an interesting 3-week stretch at the end of the 1996 season.  Brown took the ball on December 1st and was shut out by the Eagles, 24-0.  He was 3 of 11 for 31 yards.  He threw 2 INTs.  He was sacked by William Fuller.  I chose this game, though, for related indignities.  Brown was beaten soundly that day by Ty Detmer.  He was also replaced by the aforementioned Danny Kanell.   That’s quite a distinction.  Brown would rebound the next week to beat the Dolphins, only to follow that with an 8/18 for 42 yards against the Saints.  The strong finish secured Brown’s starting j0ob for the ’97 campaign.  The Giants wouldn’t be fully rid of him until ’98.

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D.A. Football Standings:

  1. Neckbeards and Codeine:  6-2
  2. JCK: 5-3
  3. Kraft: 4-4
  4. Fake Chow: 4-4
  5. Team Horse Face: 4-4
  6. The Shiva Cry: 3-5
  7. The Slop Jocks: 3-5
  8. Eli Esses D: 3-5

Week 9 Draft Order:

  1. Big Dub
  2. JCK
  3. DC
  4. Kraft
  5. BK
  6. Tim
  7. Nichols
  8. Brian

Week 9 Matchups:

  1. Eli Esses D vs. Team Horse Face
  2. Fake Chow vs. Kraft
  3. JCK vs. Neckbeards and Codeine
  4. The Slop Jocks vs. The Shiva Cry
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3 thoughts on “2011 D.A. Football — Week 9.

  1. Interesting Dave Brown fact he played lacrosse at Westfield HS (NJ) and, to date, is the only gentleman to insight a full blown bench clearing riot in the state championship game. It used to be available on youtube, don’t know if it still is.

  2. Lol TRUTH. If I had tossed in a “drink draino” or something the apocalypse might’ve occurred. I wonder where browning neagle ended up

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