The 15-7-0 is Italian. It’s Pronounced FRA-GEE-LAY.

December 26, 2011 | Glenn Clark

8. The Tennessee Titans are still alive in the AFC Wild Card race, but I think they might need like four ties next weekend to get in.

Let’s allow Rich Eisen from the NFL Network to attempt to explain…

That actually doesn’t even include ties. We all know I’m rooting for ties.

Speaking of which, I got a tie for Christmas. It’s a thoughtful gift, as my sister will be getting married so I guess I’ll need a tie.

I would have preferred this one though…

9. I’ll say that for Christmas weekend, Christ > Chryst > Crist.

QB Dayne Crist announced he’s transferring from Notre Dame to Kansas to re-join Charlie Weis. Probably good for both, but let’s not get carried away.

Former Wisconsin OC Paul Chryst was hired by Pitt to replace Todd Graham. It appears to be a good hire for the Panthers, but it is their fourth head coach in roughly 12 months.

It was Jesus Christ’s birthday, and many believe him to be the savior of the universe. That probably wins.

By the way, if Jesus Christ was the son of God, should I just assume Gary Clark Jr. is a distant cousin or nephew or something?

10. I hope Dan Orlovsky and Reggie Wayne saved one more middle finger for the Indianapolis Colts’ front office next week.

It had to be difficult for Jim Irsay to watch Indy beat the Houston Texans Thursday night. He needed to politely show respect for his team stunning the AFC South champs, but he also knew he was now one more win (and the Jacksonville Jaguars are the Week 17 opponent) away from potentially losing what was once a death grip on the #1 pick in the NFL Draft.

The guy to feel good for is Orlovsky. He obviously has no reason to care about whether or not the Colts get Andrew Luck. And since I don’t want to see the Colts get Andrew Luck, I’m rooting for him.

Let’s watch the highlights of his game-winner in Spanish 1-because I can’t find English highlights on YouTube and 2-because WE CAN…

As far as the Texans go, they have to figure out whether their best bet to win one playoff game is T.J. Yates, Jake Delhomme or Jeff Garcia.

If I were Texans coach Gary Kubiak I’d just do what The Man in Black did in Princess Bride and try to build up an immunity to iocane powder.

11. The Washington Redskins went right back down the toilet Saturday. No I didn’t mean to put this in the “not so positive observations” list.

The two win Minnesota Vikings lost both QB Christian Ponder and RB Adrian Peterson during the course of the game but still managed to beat the Skins at FedEx Field.

A FedEx Field that showed why their season ticket wait list is so long…

According to Yahoo! Sports, attendance was announced at just over 68,000. Capacity in Landover is 82,000. Somehow this counts as a sellout.

Now we go back to the Vikes, who might go ahead and finish the season with Joe Webb under center. They WON’T have Peterson. If you’re the type of person that can’t handle watching a video like this, don’t watch this video. That is all.

12. Now under contract through 2016, I think we’re going to expect Rob Ambrose to walk on water in the future.

Congratulations to Towson University  Athletic Director Mike Waddell and the 2011 WNST Local Sports Person of the Year for getting this deal done. Ambrose has already experienced the greatest success in Tigers history and this allows that excitement to build.

Also from the “awesome” department this weekend-here’s the TNT intro that brought back the NBA season…

Drew Holcomb just sold a ton of records.

13. While no one was looking, Darrius Heyward-Bey was becoming a pretty decent player in the National Football League.

With four catches for 70 yards in the Oakland Raiders’ win over the Kansas City Chiefs, DHB now has 55 catches for 845 yards on the season. What a bust.

Denarius Moore had a hell of a TD catch as well…

So the Raiders are very much still alive for a spot in the AFC playoffs going into Week 17. Raise your hand if you had that before the season.

I’m waiting.

14. Need further proof about the insignificance of defense? The Green Bay Packers have allowed more yards of offense than they have tallied this season.

Kudos to the NBC Sunday Night Football crew for getting that up during the Christmas night broadcast. It’s a staggering statistic. The Pack had little trouble with the Chicago Bears, thanks in part to FIVE touchdown passes from Aaron Rodgers-two of which went to Jordy Nelson. They’re officially your Number 1 seed in the NFC.

Nestor Aparicio found the fan with the most compelling story at Lambeau Field…

And here’s a picture of Jermichael Finley and the Packers’ Tight Ends. I don’t really know what else to say.

15. The Lingerie Football League deserves a “Mazel Tov” from us this Hanukkah season.

I wish I could tell you what the name of the young lady in the below picture was or which LFL team she played for. Then again, you wouldn’t care anyway. Happy Holidays!

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