We've reached the midway point of the NFL season. Well, kind of.
Technically speaking, the season's true halfway point won't come until sometime during one of Sunday's early games. You scientists out there are welcome to pinpoint the exact location of the 50 percent marker, but we're confident sticking the flag right about here.
Instant Classic Award (Best Game)
This is also the first time in NFL history Twitter actually willed something to happen, that of course being Romo's Shakespearean interception to ruin what had been arguably the greatest passing day ever.
Bury The Tape Award (Worst Game)
You might better remember this as The Game Where The Tattered Remnants Of Josh Freeman's Self-Worth Went To Die. If you listen closely enough, you can hear Jon Gruden and Mike Tirico attempting to rappel out of the broadcast booth midway through the third quarter.
The Zach Sudfeld August All-Star Award
In honor of a player who performs at a high level during the preseason only to disappear once real games begin. The award is forever named in your honor if fans and media members -- using a twisted and reductive form of logic -- christen you "Baby Gronk" before you achieve any tangible success.
Unintentional Comedy Award
Rob Gronkowski's Comeback Video
The awkward Gronk spike at an abandoned Pop Warner field slays me every time. I have no idea why.
Best Catch Award
The exact moment society was convinced Brown could be a true No. 1 wide receiver. OK, the exact moment I was convinced.
Worst Actor Award
I think it's adorable that someone in my office labeled the above video "Tavon gets tripped up." This game tape could be studied like the Zapruder film and no commission would ever deem that Austin tripped on anything. You'd have to CGI in Brandon Meriweather to sell anybody on this flop.
Best Pass Award
Could the Dallas secondary have played it better? Perhaps, but Stafford makes the perfect throw, dropping a tight spiral in between three defenders. Stafford capped the drive with his sneaky QB dive two plays later, but the Durham throw was an 11 out of 10 on the difficulty scale.
Worst Pass Award
Making fun of Weeden doesn't even feel right anymore. It'd be like going to SeaWorld after seeing that "Blackfish" documentary. (Free Tilikum!)
Best Interview Award
In the span of 58 seconds, Smith:
Worst Idea Award
Donte Whitner's name change
We're still working under the impression that Whitner has yet to realize he willfully changed his surname to a near match of the 20th century's most heinous tyrant. Even White Power Bill thinks this is a bad idea.
And onto the second half we go ...