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Shadow Dragon
09-03-2014, 11:07 PM
Today is the last day of the off season and now it's time for things to get real. Guess I'll start off the thread with giving my picks for week 1:

Seahawks beat the Packers
Saints beat the Falcons
Rams beat the Vikings
Steelers beat the Browns
Eagles beat the Jaguars
Raiders beat the Jets
Ravens beat the Bengals
Bears beat the Bills
Texans beat the Redskins
Chiefs beat the Titans
Patriots beat the Dolphins
Panthers beat the Buccaneers
Colts beat the Broncos
49ers beat the Cowboys

mirandashell
09-03-2014, 11:20 PM
God, I hope we beat the Bills.

Seahawks and Packers I'm not sure about though.

mirandashell
09-03-2014, 11:28 PM
Oh shoot! The live game here is Broncos v Colts. Two of my least favourite teams.

ElaineA
09-03-2014, 11:41 PM
But Peyton! And Peyton's old team! We didn't get enough of the tears last year!! *remembers Mirandashell's disdain from last season*

mirandashell
09-03-2014, 11:43 PM
Oh god don't. Luckily I record the game so can FF through all the asskissing.

Snowstorm
09-04-2014, 12:06 AM
All I can say is: :snoopy:

It's the only time of year I can be a couch potato...and not feel guilty!

mirandashell
09-04-2014, 12:07 AM
I know! I've missed it as well. Had a lot of sport to watch this summer but have missed the Gridiron.

Shadow Dragon
09-04-2014, 02:39 AM
God, I hope we beat the Bills.
I think the Bears will simply be able to outscore the Bills, since they Bills gave up an allstar free safety and simply won't have that great of a pass defense. That being said, they do have a good offense and could possibly win a shoot out.

mirandashell
09-04-2014, 02:46 PM
I haven't paid a lot of attention the last month or so with player movements so I'll have to hit the website and catch up.

Lavern08
09-04-2014, 08:24 PM
...and now it's time for things to get real.

:partyguy:

Shadow Dragon
09-05-2014, 07:32 AM
Well, that ended up being a pretty one sided game.

thothguard51
09-05-2014, 08:13 AM
Seahawks look like they are picking up where they left off last year.

mirandashell
09-05-2014, 08:23 PM
I just watched the highlights. Oh dear Packers.....

:D

Snowstorm
09-05-2014, 08:24 PM
The Seahawks kicked butt and didn't bother taking names!

*hangs head for Packers*

Shadow_Ferret
09-05-2014, 08:31 PM
Any other season I'd be all depressed today because the Packers lost (and in spectacular fashion, too) except this year, I've just lost all interest in football. Its been coming on slowly over the years and finally came to a head. I'm just so sick and tired of the celebrations, the "Look at me! I did my job!" bullshit that the sport has become that I'm just turned off.

So this year you won't find me dressed from head to toe in green and gold on game day. You won't see any Facebook posts or tweets about the Packers or the game.

Anyone want to buy a Packer ring, Packer necklace, or Packer earring? (It was a pair, but I lost one.) ;)

thothguard51
09-05-2014, 08:47 PM
Humming the funeral march...

ElaineA
09-05-2014, 11:00 PM
Last night I told my Wisconsin ex-pat neighbor the Seahawks are likely to make a lot of teams look worse than they actually are this year, most especially here at Century Link. Before the Pack lost their outside O lineman, they looked better than decent--they were leading at one point--and regardless of the idiots making fun of his name, Ha Ha Clinton-Dix is going to be a Player. They need to fill the hole on the D line, but Aaron Rodgers is still the best QB in the league, in my book. I won't be surprised to see them again in the playoffs (hopefully here ;)), and I bet McCarthy won't abandon half the field next time. Sherm is one of my favorite players, but he's not invincible. I give you last year vs. Indy and T.Y. Hilton.

Threak 17
09-05-2014, 11:59 PM
I'm with you Shadow_Ferret. NFL players have to be the most insecure bunch of folks on the planet. What always gets me is watching a defensive back get burned for thirty yards, then celebrate like he's won the Super Bowl after he finally tackles the guy who burned him. Not enough hugs as a kid, I suppose.

Lavern08
09-07-2014, 12:09 AM
Yeah, I miss the classy players from back in the day, but I still lurve the game. :)

thothguard51
09-07-2014, 12:34 AM
HTTR...

Shadow Dragon
09-08-2014, 12:27 AM
Started off with a bunch of one sided games, then turned into a bunch of near comebacks. Dolphins are the only ones to make the full comeback and win with a surprise victory over the Patriots.

Threak 17
09-08-2014, 05:12 AM
Dolphins over the Patriots, didn't see that one coming.

mirandashell
09-08-2014, 02:52 PM
Well.... my Bears lost. With some very very bad defending. HTF does it take 3 goes to get a bloke down and he still runs over the top of you?

Sigh...... it's going to be a long season.

Shadow Dragon
09-09-2014, 12:49 AM
Welp, Ray Rice has been fired. I really wanted to believe that it was just a drunken little spat but no, he flat out punched her out of nowhere. Ravens made the right call there to get rid of him as soon as that video came out.

Lavern08
09-09-2014, 10:45 PM
I'm still amazed that she actually married him after he punched her lights out!!!

Love may be blind, but it shouldn't make you cray-cray. :(

Lissibith
09-10-2014, 07:41 PM
I'm a very pleased Bills fan this week. I'm certain I won't be much of the rest of the year. but the way the last decade and a half have gone, being able to say we were ahead of the Patriots for a week is about the best I can hope for. :D

That and seeing the team actually play football when the momentum turned late. Most Bills teams would have lost this week's game. Usually on a turnover.

And then we got our news about the sale, and it seems likely the team might actually stay in Buffalo (especially since I think the Sabres and Bills being in the same market has some bearing on ownership - not sure what but I've seen it mentioned in a few places)

Snowstorm
09-10-2014, 07:51 PM
Holy smokes, I cannot wait for the Broncos to play Seattle (Sept. 21)! The way the Broncos played this past Sunday was stunning. That'll be the game to watch!

Shadow Dragon
09-12-2014, 07:37 AM
Now that win felt great. Something to actually cheer for again as a Ravens fan.

thothguard51
09-14-2014, 07:25 PM
Week #2, hope the RGIII of 2012 shows up today instead of the RGIII of 2013...

mirandashell
09-14-2014, 07:37 PM
So ... what's going on with Johnny Football? I thought he was the new Messiah? Is he playing today?

Threak 17
09-14-2014, 10:22 PM
God's gift to football is still stuck with the second string. Unless Brain Hoyer gets hurt, or fails miserably, Johnny Football is holding a clipboard and thinking about what commercial offer he may accept next.

mirandashell
09-14-2014, 10:23 PM
So.... he's not the most popular man on the planet? :D

ElaineA
09-14-2014, 10:42 PM
Week #2, hope the RGIII of 2012 shows up today instead of the RGIII of 2013...

um....if you mean the RGIII who got hurt in 2012, you got it.

Poor kid. :(

thothguard51
09-15-2014, 12:48 AM
Hail to the Redskins, even though it was only Jacksonville.

RGIII went out and Cousin's showed why the Skins did not trade him. He blows out the Jags. Defense had a great showing, nine sacks on the day. I think the only one who did not get a sack was the coach.

mirandashell
09-15-2014, 12:52 AM
I'm a very pleased Bills fan this week.

You must be even more pleased this week!

thothguard51
09-15-2014, 12:58 AM
I was rooting for the Bills today as well and I hope whoever buys them keeps them in Buffalo...

Shadow Dragon
09-15-2014, 03:01 AM
Gotta give the Browns credit for that win. They've scored over fifty points in the first two games. That's pretty damn good.

Shadow Dragon
09-15-2014, 06:34 AM
Man, the Jets always seem to find a way to lose. Have a touchdown pass called back because the coordinator made a last second timeout... and the OC isn't even allowed to call timeouts according to the rules.

ElaineA
09-15-2014, 07:59 AM
I really ha...ha...don't care for Jay Cutler, but wow, the job he did tonight was flat incredible. I don't care that the D gave them the chance. Cutler had to get the job done.

And after the Hawks looked mediocre at best in SD, I do appreciate Chicago taking care of the Niners! Woot!

Lissibith
09-15-2014, 04:50 PM
You must be even more pleased this week!
I am! Though it's hard to be that excited when your team goes 1-for-howevermany in the red zone >.>


I was rooting for the Bills today as well and I hope whoever buys them keeps them in Buffalo...
Luckily, the deal with the Sabres owner seems like a done deal, so it looks promising. Which means I can finally cut off my moratorium on buying new Bills gear. :D


Man, the Jets always seem to find a way to lose. Have a touchdown pass called back because the coordinator made a last second timeout... and the OC isn't even allowed to call timeouts according to the rules.
That had to be one of the more bizarre things I've seen. I couldn't believe that happened. And then they still got charged the timeout, insult to injury. :(

mirandashell
09-15-2014, 06:15 PM
I really ha...ha...don't care for Jay Cutler, but wow, the job he did tonight was flat incredible. I don't care that the D gave them the chance. Cutler had to get the job done.

And after the Hawks looked mediocre at best in SD, I do appreciate Chicago taking care of the Niners! Woot!

That was mad, wasn't it?

Me in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd quarters - :rolleyes:

Start of 4th quarter - :eek:

Middle - :ROFL:

End - :hooray:

That was a messy messy game. Way too many penalties. Bad calls. And Niners just blew up in the last 15 mins.

Just.... mad.

Oh well, that's football! LOL!

mirandashell
09-15-2014, 06:17 PM
Man, the Jets always seem to find a way to lose

Yeah..... what the hell Rex Ryan?

mirandashell
09-15-2014, 06:19 PM
One more thing - I love the Bears defence.


This week.

thothguard51
09-15-2014, 08:56 PM
Excellent comeback for the bears...

mirandashell
09-15-2014, 09:10 PM
It was.... but the Niners really helped! LOL!

RookieWriter
09-16-2014, 07:42 AM
Lions got bombed on Sunday.

mirandashell
09-16-2014, 05:28 PM
I know! Weird week. I started it thinking we were going to be 0-2 but it ends up with all four at 1-1.

Lavern08
09-16-2014, 09:28 PM
Hail to the Redskins,

RGIII went out and Cousin's showed why the Skins did not trade him...

Indeed. ;)

Shadow Dragon
09-19-2014, 06:46 AM
The Bucs are completely imploding and this is a massacre. Jebus. It's been awhile since I've seen a game this one sided.

robeiae
09-19-2014, 06:03 PM
You don't kick away to Devin Hester! Ever! Luvie Smith, of all people, should know this.

ElaineA
09-22-2014, 04:30 AM
God, my heart can't take it. I couldn't even watch the end of the Seahawks/Broncos game. Good thing I donated my ticket to my son. I think I might have puked on my feet before that one was over.

thothguard51
09-23-2014, 03:41 AM
That is how I felt about the Redskin's / Eagles game, up/down, up/down. But it was a good game and a good fight...

Shadow Dragon
09-25-2014, 01:30 AM
In, draft picks gone bad news: http://espn.go.com/dallas/nfl/story/_/id/11578003/morris-claiborne-dallas-cowboys-hears-lineup-news-bolts

Hey, maybe the 49ers would want him. He'd fit right in.

Shadow Dragon
09-29-2014, 03:36 PM
It was great seeing Steve Smith light it up against his old team. He's playing better than he has in the last five years.

mirandashell
09-29-2014, 05:11 PM
Could someone please explain to me what happened at Pitsburgh?

:D

ElaineA
09-29-2014, 07:26 PM
I am sorry to say, Miranda, that there is absolutely no explaining 75% of what is happening in the NFL so far this season.

If anyone here can explain the TB v. Pittsburgh game, will you please take a crack at the NO v. Dallas game, too? Because I'm completely baffled.

Snowstorm
09-29-2014, 07:35 PM
Holy smokes, the Cowboys rocked last night!

Snowstorm
09-30-2014, 07:54 AM
Wow, the Chiefs beat up on the Patriots on Monday Night Football! Tickled for the Chiefs, but so odd to see the Pats ... stink.

mirandashell
09-30-2014, 01:12 PM
I am sorry to say, Miranda, that there is absolutely no explaining 75% of what is happening in the NFL so far this season.

That's true!

Shadow Dragon
10-03-2014, 04:20 PM
It seems like every Thursday night game is a one sided, and yesterday was no exception. The Packers laid a beat down on the Vikings.

robjvargas
10-03-2014, 04:24 PM
"I like the way it went tonight," Packers coach Mike McCarthy said. "Yeah, I'll take this."
Not much more to say after that.

Shadow Dragon
10-06-2014, 07:47 PM
Well, both undefeated teams got their asses kicked. And the Browns had the greatest on the road comeback in NFL history, winning a game from when they were down 28-3. And we learned that San Diego is looking like the real deal with the way they dismantled the Jets. Unlike past seasons, San Diego isn't having a slow start this year.

mirandashell
10-06-2014, 07:55 PM
Could someone explain this rule change to me, please?

Gronk got into the grill of an opposition player. The refs flagged it for Unsportsmanlike conduct. Fair enough. Then they gave it 15 yards and gave back the first down. But it was 1st and 10 rather than 1st and 25.

How come?

Shadow Dragon
10-06-2014, 11:30 PM
I think the refs just screwed up. That's my only guess.

mirandashell
10-06-2014, 11:56 PM
Humph.

Thanks Shadow

ElaineA
10-13-2014, 08:40 AM
Since I'm often here when the Seahawks do well, I figured I'd better come in and take my lumps.

This whole season has felt...off. The Hawks let go of some players who didn't seem integral last year, but when Giacomini, Tate and Clemmons all went, they took a lot of the tough edge with them. It shows.

Dallas played us perfectly, very much in the way SD did. My hubs pronounced the Hawks done for the year (meaning they won't make the playoffs). I made him write it on a post-it note and put it on our fridge. We'll see. He's either prescient or a really poor loser. :D

mirandashell
10-13-2014, 03:48 PM
I was surprised at Dallas winning.

mirandashell
10-13-2014, 03:49 PM
And the Curse of NBC strikes again! Out of 6 games, 5 have been blowouts. And there were 4 thrillers this week, all on other channels. <sigh>

And could an Eagles fan please explain to me what was going on with the Meerkat Offense? :ROFL:

Shadow Dragon
10-14-2014, 05:43 PM
I feel bad for the Rams. For one reason or another, even when they get a good early lead, they can not finish a game.

robjvargas
10-14-2014, 05:55 PM
I can't figure out the Bears. I don't think they make the playoffs this year, but there are so many flashes of brilliance. I see one possession where the offense could go toe-to-toe with any team in the league, and the very next time they look like a high-school team.

Maybe Jay Cutler isn't quite the superstar that they need. But the quarterback alone doesn't explain how often they've blown leads.

robeiae
10-14-2014, 06:09 PM
Cutler is an incredible model of inconsistency. I don't think anyone else could be that inconsistent, even if they tried.

Lissibith
10-14-2014, 06:15 PM
The Bills/Pats game this week was so weird. The officiating was so strange. It was on both sides of the ball, so I don't think it really affected the outcome of the game, but there were some really... some REALLY strange calls.

Shadow Dragon
10-17-2014, 09:22 AM
The Jets/Patriots game was good. The Jets made it pretty close.

Lord of Chaos
10-19-2014, 03:36 AM
If they just could have figured out how to finish a drive the Jets would've won handily. I get that it's a division game and you can never completely be sure what's going to happen in them, but the Pats should be worried - you can't give up five straight scoring drives to start a game and expect to win. All it would have taken was 1 touchdown on any of the first 4 and the jets don't need to rely on a 58 yard field goal.

Shadow Dragon
10-20-2014, 10:56 PM
What happened to Cincy? Beating everyone until suddenly the Patriots and Colts kicked their ass. Also, a bit disappointed in the Browns. Though I loved the Ravens' game. Also have to give credit to the Rams for pulling off that upset. Austin Davis is showing why he should be their permanent quarterback.

mirandashell
10-26-2014, 05:46 PM
How's the early start for the Falcon's game gone down over there?

mirandashell
10-27-2014, 12:54 AM
I am about to swear really badly so if you don't like bad language, please don't read the rest of this post.....

















51 points! Fifty-one fucking points! Against the Bears defence! WTF!

They do not deserve to wear the same shirts as the Monsters. That's an absolute bloody disgrace! 51 points!

I need a lie down......

Shadow Dragon
10-27-2014, 05:34 PM
Not sure what happened with the Bears defense but they just could not figure out a way to counter what the Patriots were doing.

mirandashell
10-27-2014, 05:39 PM
I've calmed down a bit now but I still can't bring myself to watch the highlights....

sigh.

Gilroy Cullen
10-27-2014, 06:01 PM
So what's the prediction for Monday night?

robjvargas
10-27-2014, 06:06 PM
I've calmed down a bit now but I still can't bring myself to watch the highlights....

sigh.

Maybe you can take some *some* heart in knowing that 23 points was, at least, a respectable output by the offense?

I dunno, I'm reaching for whatever I can find.

mirandashell
10-27-2014, 06:11 PM
I do, Rob, but ...... it doesn't help an awful lot. 51 points..... sigh.

Snowstorm
10-27-2014, 06:42 PM
I just gotta say I LOVE Pittsburg's throwback uniforms! They take a bit of getting used to, but they win every time they wear them.

Shadow Dragon
10-28-2014, 12:34 AM
So what's the prediction for Monday night?
I'm going with Dallas. This one might be a blow out.

mirandashell
10-28-2014, 12:40 AM
So was the early start for the Falcons popular? I know Chris Collingsworth quite liked it. Football with breakfast!

nealraisman
10-28-2014, 01:29 AM
51 points for the Patriots. Yes. they are just starting to roll as did thye Patriots of past years. It may be Superbowl year.

Lavern08
10-28-2014, 08:13 PM
I'm going with Dallas. This one might be a blow out.

*Gives Shadow a little salt to put on her words as she eats them* :D

Gilroy Cullen
10-28-2014, 11:32 PM
Can't understand why people are teasing me about wearing my Redskins hat today... Not in the least. :)

Shadow Dragon
10-29-2014, 04:07 AM
*Gives Shadow a little salt to put on her words as she eats them* :D
Yeah, I got that one wrong. Gotta give Colt McCoy a lot of credit. He's been playing better than Cousins or RG3.

CatchVonnegut
10-29-2014, 07:15 PM
Only 175 days, 13 hours, 44 minutes until the draft starts.

Sincerely,

A Jets Fan

mirandashell
10-29-2014, 07:56 PM
Oh bless!

:Hug2:

Lissibith
10-30-2014, 04:31 PM
Only 175 days, 13 hours, 44 minutes until the draft starts.

Sincerely,

A Jets Fan
I'm sorry. :( *would offer a hugs but expects you don't want any from a Bills fan this week*

For what it's worth, I feel like I start that countdown every year... about the time the previous draft ends.

Gilroy Cullen
10-30-2014, 05:04 PM
Somehow, I just have to sympathize with anyone who's a Jets fan. Even more so if they are both a Jets and a Cubs fan.

CatchVonnegut
10-30-2014, 11:37 PM
Somehow, I just have to sympathize with anyone who's a Jets fan. Even more so if they are both a Jets and a Cubs fan.

Thanks. Funnily enough I actually live in Chicago these days. My experiences as a Jets fan have definitely helped me bond with the locals.

mirandashell
10-30-2014, 11:45 PM
I bet! LOL!

As a thirty year Bears fan, I'm not enjoying it.

Shadow Dragon
10-31-2014, 01:10 AM
The NFC south is so bad this year. Tonight's game between the Panthers and Saints is for control over the division, despite both of them having losing records right now.

Lord of Chaos
11-02-2014, 05:07 AM
Yep NFC South is hot garbage (no offense to any fans of those teams intended). New Orleans has 2 straight wins but before they beat Green Bay no team in that division had won a game in 2 weeks--that's brutal.

Worst part is, there might be a 10 or even 11 win team that misses the playoffs in the NFC because a possible 8 or 9 win team from the NFC South will automatically make the dance.

Shadow Dragon
11-03-2014, 01:53 AM
Wow. Dolphins really proved themselves against the Chargers, destroying them 37-0.

Also, it was nice seeing Sanchez showing what he can do when he has decent targets to throw to and a good OC to work with. He's not going to threaten Foles' starting job anytime soon, but he showed that maybe he wasn't the problem with the Jets.

Shadow Dragon
11-03-2014, 04:38 AM
Rams beat the 49ers. The Rams may be a bad team, but they are doing a decent job of being a thorn in the side of their division rivals.

rugcat
11-03-2014, 10:53 PM
Rams beat the 49ers. The Rams may be a bad team, but they are doing a decent job of being a thorn in the side of their division rivals. The 49ers played a miserable game from start to finish, basically self-destructing every chance they got.

They'd better turn it around pretty damn soon or they will lose their fan base. Fans already aren't very happy because the 49ers moved out of San Francisco to a suburban stadium, then jacked up ticket prices hugely, charged obscene fees for parking, and with poor planning there are traffic jams that make going to a game a total nightmare.

Add to that, several less than stellar individuals off the field Aldon Smith with several DUIs, purchasing illegal semi automatic weapons, and firing guns at parties.

Ray McDonald charged with domestic abuse, the packs of which have been suppressed so that no one knows what really happened, while he continues to play.

Colin Kaepernick, the immensely rich face of the franchise, is a sullen, snobbish personality who clearly has nothing but contempt for both the media and the fans. He makes it clear at every press conference that he has no desire to be there, and thinks all the assembled reporters are idiots that he unfortunately has to put up with.

Typical press conference: reporter asks , say, a long question about whether the offense sputtered in the third quarter because the opposing team started blitzing at every opportunity and did that affect the game plan at all.

Kaepernick: No.

That's his total, dismissive answer.

Meanwhile, the world series champion Giants are a constant reminder to of how teams and players should be. To a man, (including their manager) they are humble, give both fans and press great access, are always good humored, even when the questions really are stupid, and in general are a beloved bunch of guys. Every one of them gives the impression that they are truly decent people. And they managed to win the World Series without a single player being arrested for beating his girlfriend, driving drunk, or fighting in bars.

The only thing that will save the 49ers is a Super Bowl championship. If they win the Super Bowl, fans will love them no matter what. Unlike the Giants, who enjoyed continued fan support last year when their season was mired in mediocrity the 49ers must win. If they continue to play like a mediocre team, the fans will turn on them.

I have already done so. I can barely stand to watch them anymore, and it's not just because they're playing lousy football.

Gilroy Cullen
11-03-2014, 10:54 PM
Okay, so who's the best defensive player in the draft this year? The Redskins are in need... Preferably a corner or a safety

Gilroy Cullen
11-03-2014, 10:59 PM
Fans already aren't very happy because the 49ers moved out of San Francisco to a suburban stadium, then jacked up ticket prices hugely, charged obscene fees for parking, and with poor planning there are traffic jams that make going to a game a total nightmare.

Sad. Replace San Francisco with Washington and you have the same issue the Redskins have... And they've been LOSING for more than 10 years.

Shadow Dragon
11-03-2014, 11:30 PM
Bleh. Last night's game sucked. The Ravens really need an overhaul at receiver. Steve Smith is great and all but it seems like if a team can shut him down, that's it. The passing offense will just kinda suck after that point.

Right now, the second best receiver for the Ravens is Michael Campanaro. That's not a knock on Camp, who could turn out to be a poor man's Wes Welker and a real steal of the 2014 draft. But, when a seventh round rookie can become the second best on the team just by being a reliable slot receiver, something is wrong.

Marlon Brown just dropped off the face of the Earth, Jacoby can't catch a cold, and Torrey Smith is constantly being bullied by cornerbacks.

mirandashell
11-04-2014, 01:00 AM
As a neutral, I really enjoyed the game. A good old-fashioned knock-down drag-out game with some good fights. :D

But yeah.... the Ravens were bad.

mirandashell
11-04-2014, 01:05 AM
Wow. Just read the post about the Niners. I don't follow the gossip so didn't know anything about the points you made but it sounds like the team has gone to shit.

Have a big hug.

Lavern08
11-04-2014, 07:10 PM
Okay, so who's the best defensive player in the draft this year? The Redskins are in need... Preferably a corner or a safety

Indeed!

The Skins stink like a dirty sock wrapped around a chunk of week-old, limburger cheese.

Shadow Dragon
11-07-2014, 01:37 AM
Well... fuck. Jimmy Smith, the only top talent the Ravens have in their secondary at the moment, is done for the season. So, two of the top three corners of the Ravens are done (nickleback Asa Jackson being the other one). To top it off, the veterans that filled in for them the last couple weeks have been released (can't blame the Ravens for that, those two kinda sucked). Now the number 2 and 3 corners will be an undrafted rookie, and a former undrafted player with very little experience. I will say, the two guys do sound confident and like they really want the chance to prove themselves ( http://www.baltimoreravens.com/news/article-1/New-Cornerbacks-Aim-To-Get-Secondary-On-Track/37060265-3cda-4912-98af-a1846ca2386b ) but I'm worried about them facing off against some of the quarterbacks left on the Ravens schedule (Rivers, Brees, Tannenhill, and Hoyer).

Outside of Flacco, Jimmy Smith was the player they could least afford to lose.

Shadow Dragon
11-07-2014, 09:48 AM
Wow. I was picking the Browns to win but damn. Didn't expect them to win like that.

Unsavory
11-08-2014, 04:55 AM
Typical press conference: reporter asks , say, a long question about whether the offense sputtered in the third quarter because the opposing team started blitzing at every opportunity and did that affect the game plan at all.

Kaepernick: No.

That's his total, dismissive answer.




I'd quote your whole post, but it's fairly long and I don't want to be THAT guy.

I saw my first Colin Kaepernick news conference the other day and I totally agree with you. As a 49ers fan I want to like the guy, but instead I'm remembering Alex Smith with fondness.

Aside from your other points the rumors about Harbaugh leaving the team, whether true or not, seem to be affecting the product on the field. Their roster is mostly the same, if not improved, but they continuously play poorly, starting with that Bears game they threw away. Their window might be closing after only being open for three years, but at least Kaepernick signed a contract that the team can terminate at will if he continues meandering as a barely average quarterback. (Of course they'd have to stumble onto someone better.)

Also don't discount their terrible 2012 draft, and their maybe terrible 2013 draft. Eric Reid may be the only solid starter they ever get from both drafts combined.

mirandashell
11-10-2014, 09:41 PM
I just saw the Bears score.......

Someone shoot me now.




Either me or the defensive co-ordinator.

robjvargas
11-10-2014, 10:50 PM
I just saw the Bears score.......

Someone shoot me now.




Either me or the defensive co-ordinator.

I thought you were saying they scored *now* :roll:

It sure seems like that's the only way they do.

mirandashell
11-10-2014, 11:01 PM
Seeing the score was enough.... I'd probably shoot myself if I watched the game.

I just cannot believe how bad the D is. Never in the history of the Bears has there been such a bad D. We need coaching changes. Quickly.

Shadow Dragon
11-11-2014, 03:55 AM
Miranda, I think you'll appreciate this picture: https://scontent-a-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xap1/v/t1.0-9/s261x260/10428677_780301048703190_2519835257375400783_n.jpg ?oh=05af9b6d03766e0cc6fb3888ddab666a&oe=54DA85A3

mirandashell
11-11-2014, 10:53 PM
I don't know whether to laugh or cry........

Lissibith
11-14-2014, 12:43 AM
Ugh. Can't decide if I want to follow the game tonight. I mean, I love the Bills... but watching that team desperately try to give away every game (and sometimes succeed) may be more demoralizing than the out-and-out bad play of previous seasons.

Shadow Dragon
11-15-2014, 03:27 AM
So, um, the Patriots decided to thank they're one millionth follower on Twitter but it went wrong. It went horribly wrong. See if you can spot the problem: http://imgur.com/a/bng1A

To quote the Joker, "It'd be funny if it wasn't so sad. Oh what the heck, I'll laugh anyways."

mirandashell
11-15-2014, 03:12 PM
Oh my lor! Did nobody check beforehand? I'm laughing but..... that's really bad! And it being the Patriots just adds to it.

Shadow Dragon
11-16-2014, 07:16 AM
I thought this was pretty funny:

After a humiliating 24-3 loss to the Cleveland Browns last week which featured one of the poorest quarterbacking performances in modern NFL history, the Bengals today announced the signing of a Fisher JC100 automated football throwing machine to replace beleaguered QB Andy Dalton.

“We’re excited to welcome the JC100 to the Cincinnati Bengals, and we look forward to the spark it will hopefully provide to our passing game,” gushed head coach Marvin Lewis at an afternoon press conference. “While we are aware this machine will be quite a bit less mobile than our current QB, we feel the increase in accuracy will be well worth it.”

When asked for a comment on the practice field, the JC100 replied, “Thunk. Whir-whir-whir-whir-whirwhirwhirwhir schwooooop.”
http://profootballmock.com/bengals-sign-automated-throwing-machine-replace-andy-dalton/

mirandashell
11-17-2014, 01:22 AM
oh my lor..... we won one. Against the Vikings! LOL! Oh well...

Shadow Dragon
11-17-2014, 02:00 AM
Peyton has his third game with multiple interceptions as the Broncos get dominated by the Rams of all teams. If/when the Rams get a reliable starting quarterback, they're going to be a really dangerous team.

Also, the NFC South has a 4 and 6 team as the division leader right now, the Falcons. The bottom teams of most other divisions would probably be able to win the NFC South.

robjvargas
11-17-2014, 02:24 AM
oh my lor..... we won one. Against the Vikings! LOL! Oh well...

This has been the true curse of The Bears for the past decade. Flashes of brilliance that hint at what the team could be, and isn't.

I'm not an expert. I don't follow football that closely. So I don't really know what needs fixing, nor how.

I just know that sometimes I see a Super-Bowl-quality team, and sometimes I see a team I'd feel sorry for at the high school level.

Shadow Dragon
11-17-2014, 10:11 AM
The Bears seem to have two main issues. First is their defense. They can play alright against average and bad teams, but when they face a truly good offense, they just seem to get lit up. And they're offense needs to stop turning over the ball so often.

poetinahat
11-17-2014, 10:36 AM
So, except for their offense and their defense, the Bears are just fine... maybe they should stick to punting?

mirandashell
11-17-2014, 09:31 PM
So, except for their offense and their defense, the Bears are just fine... maybe they should stick to punting?

:ROFL:

I'm only laughing so I won't cry......

nighttimer
11-18-2014, 09:19 PM
If you've been waiting for Adrian Peterson to return to the playing field, your wait is not over (http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2014/11/18/peterson-ruling-harms-vikings-but-theyre-not-complaining/).

Looks like Goodell has flagged Peterson for unnecessary roughness.

mirandashell
11-21-2014, 12:18 AM
Are all the games on this weekend? I've just read that they need to move the Buffalo @ Jets game.

Shadow Dragon
11-21-2014, 05:50 AM
Are all the games on this weekend? I've just read that they need to move the Buffalo @ Jets game.
No clue. All that's been announced is that it won't be in Buffalo.

Lissibith
11-21-2014, 05:33 PM
I was so hoping they'd move it down here - last time this happened, I believe the tickets were free at the new site. Alas... Detroit on Monday night.

I'm hoping Sunday Ticket still carries it. :(

Shadow Dragon
11-24-2014, 02:22 PM
Gotta give the Dolphins credit, they really took it to Denver. Sucks that they lost but come next season, they're going to be a contender for winning the division. In other news, holy shit that catch by Beckham was amazing during the Giants game. For those that didn't see it, check out his great catch here: http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000433435/article/giants-odell-beckham-makes-catch-of-the-year

nighttimer
11-24-2014, 09:05 PM
The Washington Indigenous Persons/49ers game was ugly, ugly, ugly, but what was the most ugly is how RGIII has regressed as a quarterback. That guy looks gunshy and why the coach left a rookie left tackle on his blind side was just plain mean. RGIII was getting pounded like a nail.

Shadow Dragon
12-01-2014, 02:11 AM
And the Ravens lose a close one. Fuck. There is no excuse for losing at home after scoring 33 points. The Ravens defense just can't match up against good quarterbacks this season. It is in large part due to injuries (shut down corner Jimmy Smith and the kinda good back up Asa Jackson going down). They could have handled injuries to the linebacking core, to the D-Line, to the O-line but not to the cornerbacks. When Jimmy Smith went down, he took the Ravens season with him. It really doesn't help that the Ravens' DC is overly cautious as well and it's been easy for quarterbacks to read the Ravens' defense.

nighttimer
12-15-2014, 08:56 PM
Seahawks: 17 49ers: 7 - That's all folks.

The San Francisco 49ers still have two games remaining in the season. Not that it matters.

It's possible, but unlikely Jim Harbaugh is back for another year as head coach. That's a shame because though he's a major pain in the ass sometimes, he's a damn good football coach. It's the offensive coordinator, Greg Roman, who needs to be thrown over the Golden Gate Bridge.

What a dreary, disappointing end to a dreary, disappointing season. :(

ElaineA
12-16-2014, 01:48 AM
I guess it depends on your perspective, nighttimer. ;)

In all honesty, I found myself feeling sorry for both Harbaugh and Kaep yesterday. I know it's the nature of sports in this day and age, but BOY has the bay area media turned on Harbaugh. Relentless. How quickly it's forgotten that for 3 years he was a coaching marvel (if slightly unhinged). I don't know what he's supposed to do with a team ravaged by injury and, frankly, too many players left to age a bit too long. I felt sick for Frank Gore yesterday, as well as many of the players who've been such great competitors. As Pete Carroll said after the game, the rivalry between SF and Seattle only made the Seahawks better and I'll miss it if it goes by the wayside.

I hope Baalke and Jed York don't screw their toy up beyond fixing.

Shadow Dragon
12-17-2014, 01:43 AM
I bet Jim Harbaugh is going to be coach another bay area team next year.

mirandashell
12-19-2014, 02:47 AM
I want to ask Trestman one question:

Why now?

Why didn't you bench Cutler 4 weeks ago if that was the right thing to do? Doing it now make you look weak and indecisive.

Trestman gone for next year. Has to be.

Shadow Dragon
12-24-2014, 08:59 AM
The Ravens are all but knocked out of the playoffs now and to be honest, they don't deserve a playoff spot this season. I think the Ravens secondary, their biggest weakness, will be alright next season when they don't have like six guys out with injuries. However, their second biggest weak spot, the receiving core, needs a major overhaul. Campanaro, a rookie who showed a bit of promise, can be kept and so can Steve Smith Sr. assuming he isn't expected to be a workhorse again.

But the Ravens need reliable outside receivers for Flacco to throw to. I'm not asking for an AJ Green-esque stud who dominates. I'd just like guys who can run good routes and have strong hands. It's sad when you see Flacco buy a lot of time but still not be able to find anyone to throw to.

nighttimer
12-24-2014, 08:09 PM
The Ravens are all but knocked out of the playoffs now and to be honest, they don't deserve a playoff spot this season. I think the Ravens secondary, their biggest weakness, will be alright next season when they don't have like six guys out with injuries. However, their second biggest weak spot, the receiving core, needs a major overhaul. Campanaro, a rookie who showed a bit of promise, can be kept and so can Steve Smith Sr. assuming he isn't expected to be a workhorse again.

But the Ravens need reliable outside receivers for Flacco to throw to. I'm not asking for an AJ Green-esque stud who dominates. I'd just like guys who can run good routes and have strong hands. It's sad when you see Flacco buy a lot of time but still not be able to find anyone to throw to.

I really don't consider Joe Flacco a top-tier QB. He cashed in after the Super Bowl victory, but really which one is the real Flacco? The stud who threw for 485 yards and five TD's against Tampa Bay or the stiff that was getting outplayed by super-scrub Case Keenum last week?

Put it this way: in a fantasy football draft you take Flacco as a bye-week backup, not as your lead dog.

Shadow Dragon
12-26-2014, 05:35 PM
I really don't consider Joe Flacco a top-tier QB. He cashed in after the Super Bowl victory, but really which one is the real Flacco? The stud who threw for 485 yards and five TD's against Tampa Bay or the stiff that was getting outplayed by super-scrub Case Keenum last week?

Put it this way: in a fantasy football draft you take Flacco as a bye-week backup, not as your lead dog.
i consider Flacco to be one of the better qbs, but not in the sense of being a fantasy quarterback. He's rarely rattled and he's one of the more clutch quarterbacks you'll find in big games. He actually reminds me a lot of Eli in that regard. He's not a high stats guy, but there's a reason he's won more games over the last seven years than damn near any quarterback in the league.

I wouldn't put Flacco among the true best of the best qbs in the league, but I'd say he's in the tier right after them, alongside Big Ben and Eli Manning.

Also, to be fair, most of those high stats quarterbacks usually have an elite target to throw to. Tom Brady has Gronk, Peyton has Julius Thomas, Romo has Dez Bryant, even Eli has someone like that now with Odell Beckham. This season, Flacco had a 35yr old Steve Smith who got worn down during the season and a past his prime Owen Daniels.

robjvargas
12-26-2014, 05:47 PM
I want to ask Trestman one question:

Why now?

Why didn't you bench Cutler 4 weeks ago if that was the right thing to do? Doing it now make you look weak and indecisive.

Trestman gone for next year. Has to be.

Trestman's the problem. The problem lies in the offices, not on the field.

I say give Trestman one more year. But if two different coaches deliver nearly the same mediocre results, that comes from the front office.

mirandashell
12-31-2014, 02:21 AM
Trestman's gone. Hurrah!

Now we just need Cutler gone so the cap goes down and we can restock the D.

Shadow Dragon
12-31-2014, 07:34 AM
I just hope for the Bears' sake they don't just go get one of the bums that also got fired. Of the fired coaches, I'd only say Jim Harbaugh is worth picking up.

mirandashell
12-31-2014, 07:21 PM
I'm worrying about that as well.

Lissibith
12-31-2014, 07:48 PM
So... Orton retired a couple days ago.

Someone on a Bills forum likened the feeling to your SO breaking up with you as you were trying to decide how to break up with them.

Apt. Seemed like a good guy and Buffalo will miss him. But man, he was not a terribly good QB.

mirandashell
12-31-2014, 07:53 PM
I'm liking the look of Tyrel Austin, the Lion's DC. I reckon he's worth a punt as the Bear's coach.

Shadow Dragon
01-01-2015, 07:07 AM
So... Orton retired a couple days ago.

Someone on a Bills forum likened the feeling to your SO breaking up with you as you were trying to decide how to break up with them.

Apt. Seemed like a good guy and Buffalo will miss him. But man, he was not a terribly good QB.
Orton is just the picture of mediocrity when it comes to quarterbacks. He was good to have around as a backup, someone that would keep the offense from imploding if the franchise quarterback got hurt, or even a short term starter when a team is looking for a quarterback. But he should never be the true starter for a team.

Odd side note about him though, for one reason or another he had Green Bay's number. A career record of 5-2 against them.

Shadow Dragon
01-03-2015, 08:57 AM
Predictions for the first round of the playoffs:

Ravens beat the Steelers: Yes I'm a bit bias, but with Bell hurt that really slows down the Steelers' offense.

Lions over the Cowboys: I think the Lions manage to win in a shoot out.

Panthers beat the Cardinals: Simply because the Panthers have a chance to score more than 3 points, which is enough to beat the Cards ever since Palmer got hurt.

Colts beat the Bengals: I'm not going to trust Dalton to win a playoff game, especially a road playoff game, until I see him do it.

Shadow Dragon
01-04-2015, 08:31 AM
Flacco now has 13 tds and 0 ints in his last five playoff games, and won his 7th road playoff win. Hell yeah.

Also, so far, I'm two for two.

Shadow Dragon
01-10-2015, 03:06 AM
Picks for the games this weekend:
Ravens over The Patriots
Colts over the Broncos
Packers over the Cowboys
Seahawks over the Panthers

Shadow Dragon
01-12-2015, 07:56 PM
Well, I was 3-1 in my picks. Missed the Ravens game pick but called for the Colts to upset the Broncos.

mirandashell
01-17-2015, 06:32 PM
John Fox? Why?!

Shadow Dragon
01-18-2015, 12:33 AM
John Fox? Why?!
At least they picked a coach with recent playoff victories.

mirandashell
01-18-2015, 12:47 AM
:D

You so funny!

mirandashell
01-19-2015, 12:14 AM
I'm listening on the radio. The crowd is so LOUD! A lot of the time I can only just hear the commentators.

mirandashell
01-19-2015, 02:53 AM
Ok. If you don't like bad language, don't highlight the next bit. What the fuckity fuck is wrong with Russell Wilson? Seven interceptions all season and four, FOUR, in one game! I cannot believe what I am listening to. It's not like he's never been in the playoffs before!

mirandashell
01-19-2015, 03:11 AM
Ok....... the above post [spoiler] I take it back! This is the maddest game I've know in years! 3 points in front! This is just nuts!

Shadow Dragon
01-19-2015, 03:28 AM
Wilson got bailed out big time by his defense. They're the ones that kept it close enough for a Seahawks comeback.

mirandashell
01-19-2015, 03:31 AM
That is just nuts! Pure craziness. What the heck happened to the Packers? Not that I mind seeing as I wanted Seattle to win but.... boy oh boy that was a mad game.

Lavern08
01-19-2015, 04:31 AM
Go Seahawks!!! :hooray:

ElaineA
01-19-2015, 04:56 AM
As a season ticket holder who wasn't there...OMG!!! We had to attend an out-of-town funeral so we missed the game, though we watched it here. I hope my DVR got the whole thing, that's all I can say.


Wilson got bailed out big time by his defense. They're the ones that kept it close enough for a Seahawks comeback.
Absolutely 100% true for 55 minutes. The offense won the Division playoff game, but they were completely off this week. More off than they've been in 2 full seasons. But Russell Wilson won this game. The D kept them in but they didn't score. Russell did that.


That is just nuts! Pure craziness. What the heck happened to the Packers? Not that I mind seeing as I wanted Seattle to win but.... boy oh boy that was a mad game.
I can't say what happened to the Pack there, but my Packers fan friend said they went too conservative. I'd have to watch the game again to see. My eyes were mostly crossed during the latter part of the game.

By the way, Miranda, the reporters upstairs said the press box was swaying back and forth when Marshawn scored that go-ahead TD late. Loud is an understatement.


Go Seahawks!!! :hooray:

I agree. :D

Shadow Dragon
01-19-2015, 06:18 AM
Here I thought the Colts might have a better chance at beating the Pats than the Ravens due to their secondary being able to tackle. Boy was I wrong.

mirandashell
01-19-2015, 06:46 PM
I listened to most of the first half but then fell asleep. It was very late here! So I wasn't expecting that score when I woke up. Has anymore been said about the balls?

Shadow Dragon
01-21-2015, 02:05 AM
That was some merry-go-round that the Ravens, Broncos, and Bears just went on. Ravens' OC Kubiak becomes the Broncos new head coach, Broncos' old head coach becomes the Bears' head coach, and the Bears head coach was just announced as the Ravens' new offensive coordinator.

I'm okay with Trestman as the playcaller on the offense for the Ravens. He wasn't a great head coach, but he's had a good amount of success building offenses in the past and calling the plays. Let him be in charge of just the offense, and he can do some good things.

mirandashell
01-21-2015, 02:18 AM
I shall watch that with interest. I think we employed him due to his record as an OC and the fact that he'd worked with Cutler before. Bad idea in hindsight.

Fox made a good choice with bringing in Vic Fangio, I think. We need to get back the Bears D that we used to have. So I'm willing to wait and see.

mirandashell
01-21-2015, 02:24 AM
And if Fox has the guts to get rid of Cutler all together, he's got my vote!

Shadow Dragon
01-21-2015, 05:13 AM
Fox made a good choice with bringing in Vic Fangio, I think. We need to get back the Bears D that we used to have. So I'm willing to wait and see.
Fangio did a pretty good job with the Ravens and 49ers. He's definitely a good choice if you want to build an aggressive defense.

ElaineA
02-01-2015, 06:32 AM
OK, NFL-thread regulars. Last year I really didn't have one iota of fear. Denver was a one-dimensional team I didn't worry about. But this year? Totally different. The Pats are the AFC team I fear the most. Well-rounded and strong in all 3 phases. AFC East fans...help! Tell me the Hawks can win this game. How will I know we have them right where we want them? (Other than plastering their receivers over the middle.) I know you Baltimore people know how the Ravens get it done. :D

Shadow Dragon
02-01-2015, 12:37 PM
I can almost guarantee the Hawks will win. Only reason the Ravens lost is because of all the injuries in their secondary. Seahawks won't really have any issues dealing with the Patriots' passing game as long as they tackle well, which they will.

ElaineA
02-01-2015, 06:46 PM
Oh, man, I love the certainty, SD! Okay, I shall hold this like a good luck charm. :D

Snowstorm
02-01-2015, 10:28 PM
Me too, Shadow Dragon. Go 'hawks!

mirandashell
02-02-2015, 03:25 AM
Can I ask a question? Do you ever wish that the singers would sing the anthem straight so that the crowd could sing it with them? Or is that not important in America?

I only ask cos over here, the crowd singing is a major part of the game. This is the Welsh crowd at the rugby:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FqtIlaHIqrs

Makes the hair on your arms stand up.

Is it not done at the American football?

mirandashell
02-02-2015, 05:10 AM
I expect someone is now getting a proper bollocking at half time.........

mirandashell
02-02-2015, 07:13 AM
Oh well.... it's gone 3am here. I'm off to bed feeling annoyed with Pete Carrol.

Xelebes
02-02-2015, 07:14 AM
A-ha! We finally have our holograms (http://i.imgur.com/Upii6lQ.gif) from Back to the Future II.

Snowstorm
02-02-2015, 07:23 AM
What the lousiest freakin' call! I can't believe it! I feel sick. Pete, why did you do it!?!?!?!?!

Snowstorm
02-02-2015, 07:24 AM
Can I ask a question? Do you ever wish that the singers would sing the anthem straight so that the crowd could sing it with them? Or is that not important in America?


It's important to a lot of us. I think those famous people make the song more about them and their style then the song.

nighttimer
02-02-2015, 07:35 AM
From the Most Unbelievable Catch in a Super Bowl to the Dumbest-Ass Play in a Super Bowl.

Pete Carroll, you just lost the Super Bowl! Where are you going?

To Hell. :flamethrower

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WA11gnz9eBA

ElaineA
02-02-2015, 07:38 AM
To be fair, Pete didn't do that, Darrel Bevel the Offensive coordinator did. Or else Russell changed the play. Hard to know yet. Either way, it'll go down as one of the worst decisions in SB history. Just a terrible, crap decision.

Bevel's gone away from Lynch in similar situations before.

As to the national anthem, it's definitely a "showcase" for singers, which is stupid. Some singers are worse about it than others. I thought Menzel was ridiculous, made it totally about her.

Perks
02-02-2015, 07:54 AM
http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s40/Perks_album/884de4a6-da6e-42f5-b56e-348d2725a773_zps13abe807.jpg

Perks
02-02-2015, 07:57 AM
From the Most Unbelievable Catch in a Super Bowl...

Between that and Chris Matthews, what three times?, I could at least count this Superbowl as a good time. Really, things of sports beauty.

Snowstorm
02-02-2015, 07:58 AM
http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s40/Perks_album/884de4a6-da6e-42f5-b56e-348d2725a773_zps13abe807.jpg

That was a horrible commercial! What was Nationwide thinking!?

Perks
02-02-2015, 07:58 AM
That was a horrible commercial! What was Nationwide thinking!?

Super bizarre. And I hadn't even hit the rye yet. I thought someone slipped me some Twin Peaks.

Jcomp
02-02-2015, 08:10 AM
To be fair, Pete didn't do that, Darrel Bevel the Offensive coordinator did. Or else Russell changed the play. Hard to know yet. Either way, it'll go down as one of the worst decisions in SB history. Just a terrible, crap decision.

Bevel's gone away from Lynch in similar situations before.


Classic case of over thinking it. "They'll be expecting X because we're great at X and the logical thing to do is X... so instead we're going to go with Y! Muwahaha! I'm an evil genius."

As you said, not the first time Bevel's gone away from Lynch. And not the first time an offensive coordinator decided to push the Genius Button instead of the Sensible Button only to have it backfire.

That said, the corner made a hell of a jump on the ball. I thought it would be a walk-in touchdown for a split second there.

Hell of a game.

Snowstorm
02-02-2015, 08:18 AM
The real reason for that Seahawks' last call. (https://twitter.com/umangdua/status/562088544697843713/photo/1)

ElaineA
02-02-2015, 08:19 AM
As you said, not the first time Bevel's gone away from Lynch. And not the first time an offensive coordinator decided to push the Genius Button instead of the Sensible Button only to have it backfire.

Oy, but did it have to be us to continue the trend??



Hell of a game.

Was it? I only remember one play. :D

ElaineA
02-02-2015, 08:20 AM
The real reason for that Seahawks' last call. (https://twitter.com/umangdua/status/562088544697843713/photo/1)

GAH! Effing SpellCzech!! :cry:

Jcomp
02-02-2015, 08:30 AM
Oy, but did it have to be us to continue the trend??

Was it? I only remember one play. :D

I can sympathize. I saw someone mention before the game that if the Seahawks lose a close one late, it'll culminate a chain / curse of heartbreak throughout the NFC side of the playoffs.

Detroit loses a heartbreaker to my beloved Cowboys.
Cowboys lose a heartbreaker to the Packers.
Packers lose a heartbreaker to the Seahawks.
Now the Seahawks lose a heartbreaker to the Pats.

It's like a bizarre football-related horror movie scenario.

Shadow Dragon
02-02-2015, 12:19 PM
As others said, that was just such a bizarre call at the end. Three chances, only half a yard, and you have Lynch as your running back. There is no reason to three into the middle of the defense in a situation like that. The Seahawks lost that game when they chose to throw.

Also, am I the only one that was reminded of the Simpson's old valentine day episode when they showed Pete Carrol after the offsides call near the end? I could just picture Bart there with the remote: "What this, Lise. You can actually pinpoint the second when his heart rips in half."

lilyWhite
02-02-2015, 04:55 PM
Also, am I the only one that was reminded of the Simpson's old valentine day episode when they showed Pete Carrol after the offsides call near the end? I could just picture Bart there with the remote: "What this, Lise. You can actually pinpoint the second when his heart rips in half."

Nope. (http://i.imgur.com/MNKOY1M.gif)

ElaineA
02-02-2015, 05:37 PM
I say again, UGH. A lot of the players after the game were openly lamenting the call. On the record to reporters. It was just so very, very stupid. Lynch was incredibly diplomatic about it. I hope to god that wasn't his swan (or Seahawk) song. :rant:

robeiae
02-02-2015, 05:58 PM
That said, the corner made a hell of a jump on the ball. I thought it would be a walk-in touchdown for a split second there.

Yep. That was a top drawer INT. Top drawer!

I agree, the Seahawks should have run Lynch. But a little credit where it's due. Wilson's pass was fine. The receiver looked open, looked like he would score easily. The defender made a great play on the ball and it's fair to credit it him for that, above and beyond everything else.

Lavern08
02-02-2015, 06:11 PM
You guys have said it all, so I'll just keep doing this ---> :cry:

Oh, and...

Worst. Commercials. Ever!!!

Maze Runner
02-03-2015, 04:03 AM
I didn't really care who won the game, but that call left such a bad taste in my mouth. That miraculous catch right before it aside, you just hate see any team give it away. But I'll tell ya, as robbed as a lot of us feel, Seattle people or not, no one feels worse than Pete Carroll does today. It could be that he's covering for someone, as Trent Dilfer wondered aloud, but still he is the head coach and has to carry the ultimate blame. Love Russell Wilson. I remember during one game in the season, after he'd flubbed a pass, he ran down the field and apologized to the receiver. Showed character to me. But the kind of *character* Tom Brady has is of a different ilk. I'd told the few people I watched the game with that I hope the Hawks would get a TD or two ahead, "because Brady will not lay down, and we will have a game."

cornflake
02-03-2015, 04:07 AM
I didn't really care who won the game, but that call left such a bad taste in my mouth. That miraculous catch right before it aside, you just hate see any team give it away. But I'll tell ya, as robbed as a lot of us feel, Seattle people or not, no one feels worse than Pete Carroll does today. It could be that he's covering for someone, as Trent Dilfer wondered aloud, but still he is the head coach and has to carry the ultimate blame. Love Russell Wilson. I remember during one game in the season, after he'd flubbed a pass, he ran down the field and apologized to the receiver. Showed character to me. But the kind of *character* Tom Brady has is of a different ilk. I'd told the few people I watched the game with that I hope the Hawks would get a TD or two ahead, "because Brady will not lay down, and we will have a game."

That's for sure. All I wanted was for Brady to not win (and hopefully be smashed into several pieces), and instead he wins and he's only going to get worse if possible. GAH!!!

:gaah

Maze Runner
02-03-2015, 04:13 AM
Is it just the deflategate thing? He's a pretty bland guy, but I don't think he can help that.

cornflake
02-03-2015, 04:16 AM
Is it just the deflategate thing? He's a pretty bland guy, but I don't think he can help that.

No; he's kind of a phenomenal jackhole.

Maze Runner
02-03-2015, 04:18 AM
hahahaha- that's actual laughing out loud-- thanks

ElaineA
02-05-2015, 06:31 AM
Admitting up front this will sound like sour grapes...

Last year I went to the Seahawks victory parade and it was a celebration of our team. No denigration whatsoever of the Broncos. None.

So when people call the Seahawks punks and other less savory names, I just wonder...did our guys ride in the victory parade with T-shirts denigrating the best player on the field (who happened to be on the losing team)? No. Did they carry signs making fun of various Broncos? No.

No one was more disgusted and disheartened by Doug Baldwin's juvenile post-TD maneuver than me, but what happened today in the Pats parade...that was lower. I'm sorry, it was.

Shadow Dragon
02-05-2015, 11:49 AM
I think the Patriots and to an extent their fans have started to take pride in this position as the villains of the NFL, and one of the cockiest teams. So, this doesn't really surprise me.

robjvargas
02-05-2015, 08:37 PM
One thumbs-up for the Patriots (sort of).

I really like the way Tom Brady kept his son with him in the victory parade. Not only did the son have a blast, but I think it's great to have an image of family mattering to players like him.

Maze Runner
02-05-2015, 10:42 PM
No one was more disgusted and disheartened by Doug Baldwin's juvenile post-TD maneuver than me, but what happened today in the Pats parade...that was lower. I'm sorry, it was.

What was it? I'm unaware.

ElaineA
02-06-2015, 07:48 AM
What was it? I'm unaware.

Nothing horrific, just sort of classless...LaGarrette Blount rode on his float sporting a shirt that said "B**ch Mode 24" in Seahawk colors for some unknown reason. Why another running back would do that is beyond me. There were other small instances of Seahawk bashing--which many say we deserve, and maybe we do. I just can't imagine focusing on that at the victory parade, but I'm told that's just the way Boston loves to do it, no matter the sport. If that's the prevailing culture, who'm I to say they shouldn't enjoy it that way. :Shrug:

I'm sure Lynch will handle Blount in his inimitable way.

poetinahat
02-06-2015, 08:07 AM
Yeah, there's a heated rivalry between Boston and New York fans, and it isn't always nice. But I'm not sure Boston teams have a tradition of being poor winners - I don't remember any precedent for it. (Cue counterexample in: 5... 4... 3... 2...)

After the 2013 World Series win, the Red Sox took out a full-page ad (http://hardballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/11/05/the-red-sox-took-out-a-full-page-ad-in-the-st-louis-paper/) in the St Louis Post-Dispatch thanking the Cardinals for a great Series.

FWIW, I thought the Bitch Mode t-shirt was pretty poor form, and why he had a go at Lynch is a mystery.

Maze Runner
02-06-2015, 08:17 AM
Nothing horrific, just sort of classless...LaGarrette Blount rode on his float sporting a shirt that said "B**ch Mode 24" in Seahawk colors for some unknown reason. Why another running back would do that is beyond me. There were other small instances of Seahawk bashing--which many say we deserve, and maybe we do. I just can't imagine focusing on that at the victory parade, but I'm told that's just the way Boston loves to do it, no matter the sport. If that's the prevailing culture, who'm I to say they shouldn't enjoy it that way. :Shrug:

I'm sure Lynch will handle Blount in his inimitable way.

Yeah, I don't like that stuff either. The only thing worse than a bad loser is a bad winner. Anything more from Carroll or anyone? What's the prevailing feeling in Seattle about that call?

ElaineA
02-06-2015, 06:39 PM
Yeah, I don't like that stuff either. The only thing worse than a bad loser is a bad winner. Anything more from Carroll or anyone? What's the prevailing feeling in Seattle about that call?

Carroll has been very impressive all week. He's talked a lot, hasn't hidden from anyone. He has insisted it was his call over and over, and when he explains it, I completely understand the logic of it. We had to have 1 pass play in the 3 to stop the clock in there somewhere and that particular play is a high-percentage play. The trouble is the WRs didn't execute. (my words, not Pete's) Especially the ones off the ball. If Kearse wouldn't have been jacked up by Browner, he'd have led Butler deeper into the endzone. *sigh*

In general, Seattle fans are in various stages of shock and disbelief, most want Bevel's head and universally there is a feeling the sports-pain of that moment will never, never go away. It's right there with the day they took the Sonics. Only that will get better when we get a team back. This one can never be cured. It CAN however, be scabbed over if we see the Pats in the SB next year and have a better outcome. :D

Jcomp
02-06-2015, 07:34 PM
In general, Seattle fans are in various stages of shock and disbelief, most want Bevel's head and universally there is a feeling the sports-pain of that moment will never, never go away. It's right there with the day they took the Sonics. Only that will get better when we get a team back. This one can never be cured. It CAN however, be scabbed over if we see the Pats in the SB next year and have a better outcome. :D

If I may, I think it that if that rematch scenario could play out (entirely possible; a Super Bowl rematch is not unprecedented, the Pats' weak division gives them a short line to title contention in any given year, and Seattle is already the Vegas favorite for the 2015 season) it can be better than scabbed over. Maybe not quite cured, but very, very close.

I say this because I live in San Antonio, where the NBA's Spurs had a very similar situation going on two years ago. Gut-wrenching, heart-breaking loss of a championship everyone under the sun thought they had in the bag. Then the next year they met the same team in the Championship again and mopped the floor with them, and suddenly all was well. I'm not even a Spurs fan, but I admire the hell out of the team, and I'm surrounded by / befriended by Spurs fans aplenty. They were all tortured by the loss to Miami two years ago, and were all hoping to see Miami again in the Finals last year. Getting their revenge last year--especially in such dominant fashion--has made it almost as if that crushing Game 6 loss never happened.

So Seattle fans can have some hope of getting over this one, particularly if they win a rematch against the Pats in convincing fashion.

ElaineA
02-06-2015, 07:51 PM
So Seattle fans can have some hope of getting over this one, particularly if they win a rematch against the Pats in convincing fashion.

See, this is why I'm a rabid sport fan. In the end, no matter how bad it feels at a particular moment, optimism always leaks in the cracks and crevices.

I've been a Mariner fan since I moved to Seattle in 1982. I mean, c'mon...the MARINERS. But every year at spring training there's hope, even in the face of all evidence pointing to them ending up in the cellar again. Not THIS year though! (And I mean I say that every year, even though it's more likely to be true this year.)

4 of 5 of the main Legion of Boom members are seriously injured, 3 are having surgery, one with the most wicked-looking broken arm I've ever seen. The 6th will very likely be gone to free agency. Yet I haven't heard one fan worry that we won't be hale and hearty by the time training camp opens. Hope springs eternal, indeed! :)

Maze Runner
02-06-2015, 08:30 PM
Still an obviously successful season for the Seahawks. I'm usually not the best at picking these things, but all year long, to me they seemed like the two teams most likely to end up in Arizona. I don't like the call then or now, but I like Carroll and i like the team. No doubt they'll be back next year.