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Re: NFL 2017

Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:10 pm

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a virtual world where the Patriots never, ever, won a game? :lol: (..that scene cracked me up for its absurdity.)
Were you watching football in the 1987 through 1993 seasons?
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Re: NFL 2017

Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:24 pm

AFC Champions - New England Patriots
Jacksonville Jaguars 20 at New England Patriots 24

NFC Champions - Philadelphia Eagles
Minnesota Vikings 7 at Philadelphia Eagles 38

The Vikings are a good team. I know that they were on the road, but the Eagles still just manhandled them, and Foles looked really good, too.

superjawes's Super Bowl LII pick (prediction and preference: Philly, Philly!
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Re: NFL 2017

Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:54 pm

JustAnEngineer wrote:
CScottG wrote:
a virtual world where the Patriots never, ever, won a game? :lol: (..that scene cracked me up for its absurdity.)



Were you watching football in the 1987 through 1993 seasons?



..and while a 6 year slump is bad, it's not exactly: never, ever, won a game. :wink:


I wasn't watching football that much then (or now even), but I had a *really* good reason.

-my local team at the time was:

-the Houston Oilers. :o (..now don't you feel bad for bringing up the '80's and '90's?) :P
 
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Re: NFL 2017

Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:56 pm

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superjawes's Super Bowl LII pick (prediction and preference: Philly, Philly!



-it's a good prediction. Scott like! :D
 
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Re: NFL 2017

Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:48 am

I predict Brady will throw, run, and kick for a score and win the Superbowl by a score of :: Brady - 52 v Philly - 3. All hail Tom Brady.
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Re: NFL 2017

Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:03 am

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JustAnEngineer wrote:
CScottG wrote:
a virtual world where the Patriots never, ever, won a game? :lol: (..that scene cracked me up for its absurdity.)
Were you watching football in the 1987 through 1993 seasons?
I wasn't watching football that much then. My local team at the time was the Houston Oilers. :P
In those 7 seasons, the Patriots were 36-75, with no playoff appearances, including a 1-15 season in 1990 and 2-14 in 1992. Meanwhile... The Oilers in that Jerry Glanville + Jack Pardee and Warren Moon era went to the playoffs in every one of those seven seasons, going 70-41 in the regular season and 3-7 in the playoffs. Maybe you blocked that out when Moon was traded to the Vikings before the 1994 season and the Oilers moved to Nashville in 1997.
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Re: NFL 2017

Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:04 pm

No, it was more that every time the Oilers had a chance, they pissed it away - and it was utterly predictable. (..not a super slump situation.)

It was so expected that few people went to home games; Houstonians wouldn't pay for a new stadium because of this - and so they became the Titans.


-the "run and shoot" turned into the run and .. (well, you know.) :oops:


I do remember Moon being quite well-liked for about 4 years, Houston (and many other cities) place to much emphasis on a few players (w/ exorbitant paychecks) - and not enough on the team as a "whole".
 
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Re: NFL 2017

Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:53 pm

Westgate Superbook is due to release their list of 400+ Super Bowl 52 proposition bets tomorrow, but some of the other sports books have already offered these:
https://www.si.com/nfl/2018/01/23/super ... -bets-list
These are money line bets. "-130" = bet $130 to win an additional $100. "+150" = bet $100 to win an additional $150.

Will Tom Brady wear a bandage on his right hand?
• Yes: -130
• No: +100

How many times will Al Michaels and Chris Collinsworth say “dynasty”?
• Over 2.5: -130
• Under 2.5: +100

Will Al Michaels or Cris Collinsworth say “City of Brotherly Love”?
• Yes: +150
• No: -180

Will Donald Trump attend the game?
• Yes: +400
• No: -600

Length of national anthem (sung by Pink)
• Over 2:00: -180
• Under 2:00: +140

Will the team that scores first win the game?
• Yes: -180
• No: +150

Will either team score three unanswered times in the game?
• Yes: -180
• No: +150

Odds a player in the game is featured in a commercial: 49/1

Over/Under number of tweets from Donald Trump during the game: 3.5

Odds Justin Timberlake makes his entrance via:
• Zipline: 2/1
• Car: 5/1
• Motorcycle: 7/1
• Jet pack: 15/1
• Dog sled: 20/1
• Parachute: 50/1
• FIELD: 3/1

Odds to make a guest appearances during the halftime show
• T.I.: 2/1
• Jay-Z: 5/1
• Beyonce: 6/1
• Jimmy Fallon: 6/1
• Timbaland: 7/1
• Nelly Furtado: 8/1
• Rihanna: 15/1
• Drake: 20/1
• Britney Spears: 22/1
• Snoop Dogg: 25/1
• Ciara: 25/1
• Madonna: 40/1
• ‘NSYNC: 100/1
• Janet Jackson: 200/1
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Re: NFL 2017

Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:15 am

Not an Eagles fan originally since I grew up in FL but I am enjoying the enthusiasm around me since I now live near Philly and many of my local friends/coworkers are excited.
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Re: NFL 2017

Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:35 am

Super Bowl LII: Philadelphia Eagles vs. New England Patriots

I mentioned it earlier, but I think that Philadelphia should win this game. I also would prefer that, but I feel like the Eagles have been severely underestimated since Wentz got injured (I may have mentioned that), and they are ready to win it. They also seem to have the right attitude to keep pounding their opponent until a comeback is impossible. (Looking at you, Atlanta!)
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Re: NFL 2017

Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:18 pm

I would not be unhappy to see this meme play out:

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Re: NFL 2017

Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:58 pm

http://g.espncdn.com/s/ffldraftkit/SBLII%20props.pdf
Have a gambling problem? Here are 30 pages of proposition bets for tomorrow night's Super Bowl.
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Re: NFL 2017

Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:19 pm

YES.

Thank you, and goodnight.
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Re: NFL 2017

Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:19 pm

And Rocky pulls it off.

I can't say how rewarding it is to watch the Patriots lose. Let the ritual Boston whinging commence.
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Re: NFL 2017

Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:28 pm

Fly, Eagles Fly!
On The Road To Victory! (Fight! Fight! Fight!)
Fight, Eagles fight!
Score a touchdown 1, 2, 3! (1! 2! 3!)
Hit 'em low!
Hit 'em high!
And watch our Eagles fly!
Fly, Eagles Fly!
On The Road To Victory!
E-A-G-L-E-S!
Eagles!

I hear fireworks all around my area in NJ!
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Re: NFL 2017

Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:35 pm

Super Bowl LII: Philadelphia Eagles 41 vs. New England Patriots 33

I saw someone ask: "How can a game this high scoring seem so boring?"

Answer: Because nobody wants to see the Patriots win another Super Bowl.

Now that this one is over...I'll admit, it was a very good game. And Nick Foles will be the greatest backup QB of all time.
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Re: NFL 2017

Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:46 pm

superjawes wrote:
And Nick Foles will be the greatest backup QB of all time.

You might want to run that one past Earl Morrall (if he were still alive).
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Re: NFL 2017

Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:30 am

I'm shouted hoarse. Good game.
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Re: NFL 2017

Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:44 am

Excellent game! Excellent outcome!


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Re: NFL 2017

Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:47 am

Philly's win last night also brings up some fun trivia looking at Super Bowls for entire divisions.

1) The NFC East is the ONLY division to have 4 Super Bowl Champions. The Bills, Chargers, and Cardinals could complete their divisions with Super Bowl wins (probably won't happen any time soon).

1.5) The AFC South has the worst championship coverage, with the Indianapolis Colts being the only team to win the big game. (This shouldn't be a huge surprise. The Jacksonville Jaguars and Houston Texans are relatively new franchises with 0 appearances.)

2) The NFC East is also the dominant division when it comes to the Super Bowl at 13 wins (Cowboys @ 5, G-Men @ 4, and 'Skins @ 3). The next nearest divisions are the AFC East and North at 8 Lombardis each. Unsurprisingly, the NFC East also leads appearances at 21, followed by the AFC East at 20, then AFC West at 16.

3) The AFC East leads the League with 12 Super Bowl losses (5 for NE, 3 for Miami, and 4 for the Buffalo). The AFC West comes in at #2 with 9, and the NFC East has 8 losses.

3.5) The NFC South has the worst win % in the Super Bowl. 2 wins in 6 appearances (33.3%). The AFC South and East are tied with 40% win % (2 in 5 and 8 in 20, respectively).

3.5.5) The top win % goes to the AFC North at 66.7% (8 in 12). It should not surprise you that the NFC East is #2 in win % at 61.9%. Also worth mentioning is the NFC West as the last division above 50% in the Super Bowl at 53.9% (7 wins, 13 appearances).
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Re: NFL 2017

Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:49 am

MileageMayVary wrote:
Favorite parts: trick pass to the QB for TD and the Helmet to Groin tackle.
That catch by Foles was great, but it added a bit of insult to injury since Brady dropped his pass earlier in the game. :lol:
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Re: NFL 2017

Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:15 pm

Bud Light will keep it's promise of free beer to the Philly fans:
http://abc13.com/sports/philly-philly-b ... e/3036130/

Congrats!

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Re: NFL 2017

Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:35 pm

On second thought, let's not go to TechReport. Tis a silly place.
 
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Re: NFL 2017

Sun Mar 11, 2018 8:09 am

CBS Sports' Will Brinson wrote:
With Danny Shelton traded to the Patriots, every one of the Browns first-round picks from 2009 to 2015 is gone from the roster. All 10 of them.
Alex Mack
Joe Haden
Phil Taylor
Trent Richardson
Brandon Weeden
Barkevious Mingo
Justin Gilbert
Johnny Manziel
Danny Shelton
Cameron Erving
P.S. This is how you get in a situation where you win one game in two years from 2016-2017.


The Browns also traded away DeShone Kizer (and his NFL season record for interceptions) on Friday and sent the first pick of the third round of the 2018 NFL draft to Buffalo for Tyrod Taylor.
CBS Sports' John Breech wrote:
In 2017, Browns quarterbacks combined to throw 28 interceptions, which is 10 more than Taylor has thrown in his entire seven-year career.
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Re: NFL 2017

Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:37 am

Hue Jackson fulfilled his promise to jump into Lake Erie...in June.

It's great that he raised money for charity, but even then, he probably could have raised more had he done this in January or February.
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Re: NFL 2017

Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:20 pm

Dwight Clark, of "The Catch" fame, died today at 61 from ALS.

http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/2369 ... ttling-als
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