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Title: NFL Football
Post by: ShayP on July 16, 2018, 04:46:09 PM
The season is almost here.   8)

The Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio is Thursday, August 2nd.   Chicago Bears vs. Baltimore Ravens

Two weeks later the rest of the pre-season starts.  Then...

September 6th will be the first regular season game and will feature the Falcons and Eagles.

Are you fans ready?   :D

I am, and all I have to say is...

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*DISCUSS*
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: Metron on July 16, 2018, 04:49:29 PM
Oh heck yes - the waiting for when Lamar Jackson gets some game play will be delicious!

Word on NFL Network has it your Stillas will lock Leveon in to a long term deal real soon.

Yay or nay?
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: ShayP on July 16, 2018, 04:51:23 PM
Oh heck yes - the waiting for when Lamar Jackson gets some game play will be delicious!

Word on NFL Network has it your Stillas will lock Leveon in to a long term deal real soon.

Yay or nay?

A big NAY.
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: Metron on July 16, 2018, 04:52:46 PM
Oh..and...

GO CARDS!

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...still smarting from how Harrison did us...

 :(
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: Metron on July 16, 2018, 04:53:51 PM
A big NAY.

So ya think franchise tag again then, dang...he's gonna be pissed as Hell!

Guess we'll see if Conner is all that. :o

Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: ShayP on July 16, 2018, 04:58:40 PM
So ya think franchise tag again then, dang...he's gonna be pissed as Hell!

Guess we'll see if Conner is all that. :o

Probably.  I hope they get an out and can deal him or something.  I'm fine with letting him walk.  He is good but I'm sick of these guys overvaluing themselves.  Plus there are the injuries and suspensions he's accrued.  I don't trust him and I think we can win without him.
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: ShayP on July 16, 2018, 04:59:11 PM
Oh..and...

GO CARDS!

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...still smarting from how Harrison did us...

 :(

So, you're a Cardinals fan?
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: Metron on July 16, 2018, 05:02:15 PM
So, you're a Cardinals fan?

Regretably...yes...
 
:-[

I think it's like a Cubs mentality.

But aside from the SB whippin' I like the Stillas and esp. Tomlin.
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: StarrMountain on July 16, 2018, 05:02:48 PM
Are we going to have our annual NFL Pool?  That's the only reason why I followed the NFL the last 3 years.
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: Walks_At_Night on July 16, 2018, 05:04:04 PM
NFL. Meh. Another year of misery I expect.   Last time our Detroit Lions were any good they looked like this:

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Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: Metron on July 16, 2018, 05:05:50 PM
Probably.  I hope they get an out and can deal him or something.  I'm fine with letting him walk.  He is good but I'm sick of these guys overvaluing themselves.  Plus there are the injuries and suspensions he's accrued.  I don't trust him and I think we can win without him.

He's really good and it's really tough to know when a great back is about to become an injured great back.

Stevan Ridley may have some gas left in the tank... :-\

Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: Metron on July 16, 2018, 05:06:19 PM
Are we going to have our annual NFL Pool?  That's the only reason why I followed the NFL the last 3 years.

Oooh I hope so!

Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: Metron on July 16, 2018, 05:07:04 PM
NFL. Meh. Another year of misery I expect.   Last time our Detroit Lions were any good they looked like this:

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Is one of those guys the great Joe Schmidt?
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: Walks_At_Night on July 16, 2018, 05:17:21 PM

Is one of those guys the great Joe Schmidt?

Negative - " (clockwise from top)  Charly Anne - Howard Cassidy - Tobin Rote, Yale Larry"
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: ShayP on July 16, 2018, 05:18:50 PM
Regretably...yes...
 

So how far back do you go?

Jim Hart, Neil Lomax, Pat Tilley, OJ Anderson, Mel Gray, et al, ...or closer to this era?
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: ShayP on July 16, 2018, 05:20:33 PM
He's really good and it's really tough to know when a great back is about to become an injured great back.

Stevan Ridley may have some gas left in the tank... :-\

I love Conner if he is healthy.  The new kid (Samuel) is a "lite" version of Bell.  Ridley adds depth.  The Steelers can go by committee and still win.
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: ShayP on July 16, 2018, 05:21:30 PM
Are we going to have our annual NFL Pool?  That's the only reason why I followed the NFL the last 3 years.

Why not?  We can start our own.   :D
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: trostol on July 16, 2018, 05:36:16 PM
i literally want to move from Philly during football season
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: ShayP on July 16, 2018, 05:39:36 PM
i literally want to move from Philly during football season

You should want to leave during hockey season as well.  :D

Come...let's move to Pittsburgh together.  We'd be great 'roomies.'    ;) ;D

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Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: Metron on July 16, 2018, 05:43:25 PM
So how far back do you go?

Jim Hart, Neil Lomax, Pat Tilley, OJ Anderson, Mel Gray, et al, ...or closer to this era?

Closer to this era - Neil Lomax, Jake the Snake, Timm Rosenbach, and a host of scrubs like Skelton, Logan Thomas and Kolb... :(

But yeah I followed the Cardiac Cards as a kid so a big Jim Hart, Mel Gray, Dan Dierdorf fan too.
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: ShayP on July 16, 2018, 05:46:24 PM
Closer to this era - Neil Lomax, Jake the Snake, Timm Rosenbach, and a host of scrubs like Skelton, Logan Thomas and Kolb... :(

But yeah I followed the Cardiac Cards as a kid so a big Jim Hart, Mel Gray, Dan Dierdorf fan too.

Cool.  :)
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: Metron on July 16, 2018, 05:55:19 PM
i literally want to move from Philly during football season

The horse apple eating a factor? :o
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: Metron on July 16, 2018, 05:57:22 PM
Cool.  :)

I kinda follow a lot of teams, Broncos are my AFC faves - but plenty of respect to Pittsburgh, an amazing run of HOF grade head coaches starting with Knoll.
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: ShayP on July 16, 2018, 06:06:32 PM
I kinda follow a lot of teams, Broncos are my AFC faves - but plenty of respect to Pittsburgh, an amazing run of HOF grade head coaches starting with Knoll.

The coaching is impressive.  How many teams can say they only had 3 coaches in 49 years!? 
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: Metron on July 16, 2018, 06:20:50 PM
The coaching is impressive.  How many teams can say they only had 3 coaches in 49 years!?

Yep - world class.

And how many teams can integrate a hothead like Todd Haley into their offense and have it get even better.

Tomlin's one of those guys you'd love to play for.

As an aside, I like the Frank Reich hire in Indy. And I loved the Pederson pickup by the Iggles.

Your state has a real shot at an in-state Super Bowl in the next few years before Ben hangs it up.

Not sure about Mason Rudolph though, but he's got more upside than Landry Jones at least. Placeholder...
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: ShayP on July 16, 2018, 06:32:40 PM
Yep - world class.

And how many teams can integrate a hothead like Todd Haley into their offense and have it get even better.

Tomlin's one of those guys you'd love to play for.

As an aside, I like the Frank Reich hire in Indy. And I loved the Pederson pickup by the Iggles.

Your state has a real shot at an in-state Super Bowl in the next few years before Ben hangs it up.

Not sure about Mason Rudolph though, but he's got more upside than Landry Jones at least. Placeholder...

I agree with everything you just said.  I do like Rudolph. I think he is the Eire apparent.  I doubt Ben is there 2 years from now.

An Eagles V. Steelers would be awesome.  I hate Philly.   ;D
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: Metron on July 16, 2018, 07:27:15 PM
I agree with everything you just said.  I do like Rudolph. I think he is the Eire apparent.  I doubt Ben is there 2 years from now.

Well Ben has been dropping those hints...but...Rudolph reminds me a bit of Tim Couch.

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An Eagles V. Steelers would be awesome.  I hate Philly.   ;D

How the heck did you guys share a RB without imploding?

Yeah I know, it was Staley's last gasp and all...

Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: ShayP on July 16, 2018, 08:18:42 PM
Well Ben has been dropping those hints...but...Rudolph reminds me a bit of Tim Couch.


Man.  Don't say those kind of things.  :'(
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: Metron on July 17, 2018, 07:38:07 AM
Man.  Don't say those kind of things.  :'(

You can read through the draft synopsis on him for the good traits; I'll just focus on a few of the negatives that may spell NFL level trouble ahead:


https://www.nfl.com/prospects/mason-rudolph?id=32462018-0002-5599-4271-c09bf8338e3c

Weaknesses

Rarely drives lower body through the throw causing ball to sail and float
May not generate enough velocity to beat ball-hawking corners who strangle passing windows


I think he needs to work on core strength and lower body torsion (twist) to get past that or the INTs will come...

Needs to throw with better timing and placement on comeback and outs
Ball placement and decision making can run askew when forced to scramble from pocket


This is where you see the impacts of the rather vanilla offense Okie State runs. Had he played at a program with more passing complexity he'd ready to work on the things that come so naturally to Ben.

Inexperienced as rollout passer
Wasn't asked to get through many progressions in the offense


See above - that OSU offensive scheme is no "Air Raid" ready prep school like say Patrick Mahomes benefitted from. That said Mahomes is a Favre clone with a rocket arm and I don't mean to use him as an A:B comparison to Rudolph.

At the upper end of Rudolph's innate talents he did win, he was known for ball control, and he could have some Brady-like maturation ahead of him that in a few years  produces a system QB with elite leadership skills. And he's getting one of the best WR sets in the game, so...

Looking forward to preseason to see just what he is or isn't. Remember that Landry Jones was all kinds of good for the Sooners but tends to disappear in NFL action, so college stats are oft times not predictive. Jones is a quality clipboard guy and adequate game manager at best. Minus a RB like Bell he's no threat to take over a game.
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: juan on July 17, 2018, 09:23:15 AM
Man.  Don't say those kind of things.  :'(
How about this, then. Week 11 8:20PM on NBC. Who else will need to borrow Bettis’ Inhaler?
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: ShayP on July 17, 2018, 10:33:30 AM
You can read through the draft synopsis on him for the good traits; I'll just focus on a few of the negatives that may spell NFL level trouble ahead:


https://www.nfl.com/prospects/mason-rudolph?id=32462018-0002-5599-4271-c09bf8338e3c


I'll go with his natural strengths.  Those weaknesses seemed like a lot of nit-picking.  His weaknesses can be coached out of him and quite frankly he can make those adjustments on his own.  To me he is an upgrade over Landry Jones and Josh Dobbs.
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: ShayP on July 17, 2018, 10:40:05 AM
How about this, then. Week 11 8:20PM on NBC. Who else will need to borrow Bettis’ Inhaler?

LOL!  @ Jacksonville I see. 

Blake Bortles is trash.

The Steelers won't allow Fournette's 3 TD's again and Ben won't throw 5 INT's.  Damn that game pissed me off.   >:(
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: TigerLily on July 17, 2018, 11:33:34 AM
The season is almost here.   8)

The Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio is Thursday, August 2nd.   Chicago Bears vs. Baltimore Ravens

Two weeks later the rest of the pre-season starts.  Then...

September 6th will be the first regular season game and will feature the Falcons and Eagles.

Are you fans ready?   :D

I am, and all I have to say is...

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*DISCUSS*

Footballlllll Footballllllll   Footballlllll Footballllll  Footballllll

Woo hooooooooo!    See you in September  8)

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Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: ShayP on July 17, 2018, 11:38:46 AM
Footballlllll Footballllllll   Footballlllll Footballllll  Footballllll

Woo hooooooooo!    See you in September  8)

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TL!!!  :-*  Forgive me but I've forgotten your team.  Probably for good reason.   ;) ;D
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: Metron on July 17, 2018, 11:50:52 AM
I'll go with his natural strengths.  Those weaknesses seemed like a lot of nit-picking.

No those are the draft analysts reports that teams work from, which is why he dropped to the 3rd round.

If you want to read someone with a keen eye on NFL.com look for Bucky Brooks who has worked as a scout in the league.

Walter football always has some good insight as well.

I mean you'd think with his size and low college INT ratio he ought to have gone higher, except for...

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His weaknesses can be coached out of him and quite frankly he can make those adjustments on his own.  To me he is an upgrade over Landry Jones and Josh Dobbs.

Josh Hobbs perplexes me - I think maybe what I'm seeing is a lot of diverse athletic talent, a high intellect (aerospace degree), but low developmental coaching at Tennessee. Think Deshone Kizer and you have an idea of where his ceiling might be.
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: Metron on July 17, 2018, 11:54:43 AM
LOL!  @ Jacksonville I see. 

Blake Bortles is trash.

He is so due to come back into low earth orbit this year.

I mean this is a guy who functionally speaking had his year 2 breakout and has been tailing off since, imo.

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The Steelers won't allow Fournette's 3 TD's again and Ben won't throw 5 INT's.  Damn that game pissed me off.   >:(

We need to see a LOT more of TJ Watt and I bet we will.

Losing Shazier just carved a hole in your LBs.
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: Metron on July 17, 2018, 11:55:24 AM
TL!!!  :-*  Forgive me but I've forgotten your team.  Probably for good reason.   ;) ;D

ROFLOL! :D
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: TigerLily on July 17, 2018, 11:55:33 AM
TL!!!  :-*  Forgive me but I've forgotten your team.  Probably for good reason.   ;) ;D

Cheers Shay!! Prolly the Rams this year but I'm not so much into any special team. Too many years living in San Diego and with the constant disappointment. I go with whoever tickles my fancy on any particular Sunday
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: ShayP on July 17, 2018, 12:06:45 PM
Walter football always has some good insight as well.

Josh Hobbs perplexes me - I think maybe what I'm seeing is a lot of diverse athletic talent, a high intellect (aerospace degree), but low developmental coaching at Tennessee. Think Deshone Kizer and you have an idea of where his ceiling might be.

Walter football is good.  I like OurLads too.

Your take on Dobbs is spot on.  The guy is a brainiac.  He has football skills.  Kizer seems like a good comparison.
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: ShayP on July 17, 2018, 12:09:49 PM
He is so due to come back into low earth orbit this year.

I mean this is a guy who functionally speaking had his year 2 breakout and has been tailing off since, imo.

We need to see a LOT more of TJ Watt and I bet we will.

Losing Shazier just carved a hole in your LBs.

Shazier is huge.  I expect the Steelers to a lot of sub packages with safeties galore.   I like 'Dirty Red' (LB ~ Tyler Matakevich) simply because he is an excellent special teams guy who can fit in certain packages.  Pure football player.  I like his game.  He just tackles everything he gets to.  It'll be tough to make up for Shazier's absence but I'm not too worried.  Gotta stop the run and these corners need to go after the ball.
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: ShayP on July 17, 2018, 12:12:49 PM
Cheers Shay!! Prolly the Rams this year but I'm not so much into any special team. Too many years living in San Diego and with the constant disappointment. I go with whoever tickles my fancy on any particular Sunday

Rams.  I can dig it.  San Diego losing the Chargers was dumb.  It may just be easier to root for the Steelers.  It'll probably be for the best.  You may feel better about things and have a new sense of confidence...not that you may be lacking.  At least do it for the children.  :D

Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: TigerLily on July 17, 2018, 12:24:04 PM
Rams.  I can dig it.  San Diego losing the Chargers was dumb.  It may just be easier to root for the Steelers.  It'll probably be for the best.  You may feel better about things and have a new sense of confidence...not that you may be lacking.  At least do it for the children.  :D

I've always liked the Steelers from way back. I promise any time I'm watching a Steelers game I will root for them. No children will be harmed in my weekly picks
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: ShayP on July 17, 2018, 12:27:08 PM
I've always liked the Steelers from way back. I promise any time I'm watching a Steelers game I will root for them. No children will be harmed in my weekly picks

LOL!  Fair enough.  ;)
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: Metron on July 17, 2018, 12:50:14 PM
Walter football is good.  I like OurLads too.

Your take on Dobbs is spot on.  The guy is a brainiac.  He has football skills.  Kizer seems like a good comparison.

On a personal note I like him enough to really be puling for him, but it'll be an uphill climb.

He's kinda like Mike Vick but without any of the baggage.
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: Metron on July 17, 2018, 12:55:19 PM
Shazier is huge.  I expect the Steelers to a lot of sub packages with safeties galore.   I like 'Dirty Red' (LB ~ Tyler Matakevich) simply because he is an excellent special teams guy who can fit in certain packages.  Pure football player.  I like his game.  He just tackles everything he gets to.  It'll be tough to make up for Shazier's absence but I'm not too worried.  Gotta stop the run and these corners need to go after the ball.

I'll be watching the training camp battle:

https://triblive.com/sports/steelers/13869682-74/steelers-training-camp-preview-will-tyler-matakevich-or-jon-bostic-start-at


Draft pick

None

(oddly enough - but your guys don't reach)

On camp roster

Matthew Thomas: The surprise of the draft for the Steelers was the absence of an inside linebacker. But they quickly addressed the position, signing Thomas as an undrafted free agent. At Florida State, he had some off-field issues early in his career but led the Seminoles in tackles each of the past two seasons.


https://twitter.com/_TJWatt

(love this guy!)
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: ShayP on July 17, 2018, 01:02:56 PM
https://twitter.com/_TJWatt

(love this guy!)

Where did you get that pee chart?

I made it myself.


 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: juan on July 17, 2018, 01:56:29 PM
I’ll tell what’s stupid. The rumors are that since Shad Kahn bought Wembly Stadium, the Jaguars will play half their home games there. That will destroy schedules and insure the team never signs a non-journeyman free agent again. Who wants that kind of travel? The players also have to pay London taxes - there are no local or state taxes in Jacksonville. Any drafted players will get out of the situation as soon as they become free agents. That will insure the team will suck, and a sucking half-season team will piss off Jacksonville fans, too. There’s already talk of a fan strike if the move occurs.

Supposedly the team makes more money in London because the stadium is bigger - 90,000. But Jacksonville’s stadium holds 85,000 for college games. Is it worth destroying the franchise for a season total of 20,000 seats?

The Bumper Tycoon says the rumors are not true. We’ll see.
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: Metron on July 17, 2018, 01:59:00 PM
Where did you get that pee chart?

I made it myself.


 ;D ;D ;D

LOLOL!!! ;D
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: Metron on July 17, 2018, 02:03:14 PM
I’ll tell what’s stupid. The rumors are that since Shad Kahn bought Wembly Stadium, the Jaguars will play half their home games there. That will destroy schedules and insure the team never signs a non-journeyman free agent again. Who wants that kind of travel? The players also have to pay London taxes - there are no local or state taxes in Jacksonville. Any drafted players will get out of the situation as soon as they become free agents. That will insure the team will suck, and a sucking half-season team will piss off Jacksonville fans, too. There’s already talk of a fan strike if the move occurs.

Supposedly the team makes more money in London because the stadium is bigger - 90,000. But Jacksonville’s stadium holds 85,000 for college games. Is it worth destroying the franchise for a season total of 20,000 seats?

The Bumper Tycoon says the rumors are not true. We’ll see.

Ya know I never trusted that guy one leetle bit...looks...shifty/grifty...

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Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: Rikki Gins on July 17, 2018, 02:22:04 PM
We need to see a LOT more of TJ Watt and I bet we will.

I love T.J. and I hope he does come back, but the poor guy is so fragile, especially his legs.  But, modern science...we can rebuild him... Here's hoping that he can return and make it through a season.
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: ShayP on July 17, 2018, 02:27:31 PM
I love T.J. and I hope he does come back, but the poor guy is so fragile, especially his legs.  But, modern science...we can rebuild him... Here's hoping that he can return and make it through a season.

I think you are referring to J.J.  ;)
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: Rikki Gins on July 17, 2018, 02:33:44 PM
Are we going to have our annual NFL Pool?  That's the only reason why I followed the NFL the last 3 years.

I hope that there will be another pool.  I would like to repeat winning the regular season picks again.  What was my secret?  A mixture of research (perusing injury lists and other boring stats) info received through my psychic senses (kind of cheating, I know, but what the hell.) and, literally, rolling five dice when two teams are evenly matched.  Highest number wins.

Last year's playoffs started in and I decided to pick who I wanted to win.  Got my ass handed to me in a handbasket.
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: Rikki Gins on July 17, 2018, 02:35:07 PM
I think you are referring to J.J.  ;)

Thanks Shay, I was.  Must have had that store or restaurant in my head, lol.  Edit:  Oh wait a sec.  I actually got the players mixed up.  Anyway, hope they both do good this year.
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: Metron on July 17, 2018, 02:47:17 PM
There's only 3 Watts in the NFL, but they make a lot of power!

(bad pun)

 :-\
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: StarrMountain on July 17, 2018, 02:51:07 PM
I hope that there will be another pool.  I would like to repeat winning the regular season picks again.  What was my secret?  A mixture of research (perusing injury lists and other boring stats) info received through my psychic senses (kind of cheating, I know, but what the hell.) and, literally, rolling five dice when two teams are evenly matched.  Highest number wins.

Last year's playoffs started in and I decided to pick who I wanted to win.  Got my ass handed to me in a handbasket.

I remember you carried first place for most of the season, last year. ;D
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: ShayP on July 17, 2018, 03:00:34 PM
Thanks Shay, I was.  Must have had that store or restaurant in my head, lol.  Edit:  Oh wait a sec.  I actually got the players mixed up.  Anyway, hope they both do good this year.

I don't know.  I've seen the threads you've started and you are meticulous in you research.  You strike me as someone exacting, with no room for error.  I can only surmise that it wasn't a mix-up.  Quite possibly a vitamin deficiency, however I doubt it.  To get back on track I suggest rooting for the Pittsburgh Steelers this year.  I'm confident you will be back at 100%.  I mean...99% just won't do.   :D
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: ShayP on July 17, 2018, 03:01:07 PM
I remember you carried first place for most of the season, last year. ;D

HE WON!!!!  :P
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: Rikki Gins on July 17, 2018, 03:01:07 PM
There's only 3 Watts in the NFL, but they make a lot of power!

(bad pun)

 :-\

Ha, I liked your pun, Metron.  Didn't know about a third Watt, though.  Thanks for the info.
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: ShayP on July 17, 2018, 03:02:19 PM
Last year's playoffs started in and I decided to pick who I wanted to win.  Got my ass handed to me in a handbasket.

LOL!  You still won overall!  Did you ever get your mug?
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: Rikki Gins on July 17, 2018, 03:11:52 PM
I don't know.  I've seen the threads you've started and you are meticulous in you research.  You strike me as someone exacting, with no room for error.  I can only surmise that it wasn't a mix-up.  Quite possibly a vitamin deficiency, however I doubt it.  To get back on track I suggest rooting for the Pittsburgh Steelers this year.  I'm confident you will be back at 100%.  I mean...99% just won't do.   :D


Haha, I'll try my best, Shay.  I feel real good about the Steelers.  I'll be picking them without research, unless Big Ben goes down.  What about San Francisco?  That quarterback (whose name I forget, there goes my reputation for being meticulous in research ;D) won some good games near the end, last year.  Might be a surprise, huh?
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: Rikki Gins on July 17, 2018, 03:26:15 PM
LOL!  You still won overall!  Did you ever get your mug?

No, I got an online trophy that I made a copy of.  Not sure if a mug was in the offering for the winner because it was never mentioned on the boy's show.  Speaking of which, I do thank Curtis and Eddie for all the fun.
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: Metron on July 17, 2018, 03:42:40 PM
Ha, I liked your pun, Metron.  Didn't know about a third Watt, though.  Thanks for the info.

Karma up Rikki!

Derek is mostly a FB, so lots of blocking and low stats. Still at 234 - a load.
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: Metron on July 17, 2018, 03:46:33 PM

Haha, I'll try my best, Shay.  I feel real good about the Steelers.  I'll be picking them without research, unless Big Ben goes down.  What about San Francisco?  That quarterback (whose name I forget, there goes my reputation for being meticulous in research ;D) won some good games near the end, last year.  Might be a surprise, huh?

Well..maybe...given the division's overall weakness.

My Cards are a rebuild, Seattle is a tear-down.

Jimmy Garoppalo (sp?) is the QB, but he's only had 6 starts and that LA Rams team looks to have bought them a fine defense, so....
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: TigerLily on July 17, 2018, 03:54:39 PM

Haha, I'll try my best, Shay.  I feel real good about the Steelers.  I'll be picking them without research, unless Big Ben goes down.  What about San Francisco?  That quarterback (whose name I forget, there goes my reputation for being meticulous in research ;D) won some good games near the end, last year.  Might be a surprise, huh?

Jimmy Garappolo? So gorgeous. You may forget his name but not that face. I'm glad he's out of Tom Brady's shadow. And with both Tom and Gronk, already plenty of hotness in New England

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Post by: ShayP on July 17, 2018, 04:12:36 PM
No, I got an online trophy that I made a copy of.  Not sure if a mug was in the offering for the winner because it was never mentioned on the boy's show.  Speaking of which, I do thank Curtis and Eddie for all the fun.

Well shit.  The trophy was a mug.  :-\   It was advertised as such.   :(

Yes it was fun.  We'll make our own...here.   ;)   8)
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: ShayP on July 17, 2018, 04:13:43 PM
Jimmy Garappolo? So gorgeous. You may forget his name but not that face. I'm glad he's out of Tom Brady's shadow. And with both Tom and Gronk, already plenty of hotness in New England

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All that chamomile tea isn't really curbing those *clears throat* urges is it?.   ;D   ;)

Quite frankly, as a heterosexual man, I feel comfortable in seeing the attractiveness of other men.  Yeah...I'd do Jimmy.
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: trostol on July 17, 2018, 06:42:32 PM
You should want to leave during hockey season as well.  :D

Come...let's move to Pittsburgh together.  We'd be great 'roomies.'    ;) ;D

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ha ha ..yer funny  >:(

Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: trostol on July 17, 2018, 06:44:11 PM
The horse apple eating a factor? :o

if it was only so simple lol no..football season rolls around and its like 24/7 Eagles talk...what did Wentz have for breakfast..what did his bowel movement look like..etc etc
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: Metron on July 17, 2018, 07:02:13 PM
if it was only so simple lol no..football season rolls around and its like 24/7 Eagles talk...what did Wentz have for breakfast..what did his bowel movement look like..etc etc

I got you now, that had to figure.

I know Philly fans from the infamous Santa iceball incident, to say nothing of the in-stadium kangaroo court to deal with the liquored up cretins.

Clearly the arc of bad behavior has not tailed off... :(
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: Metron on July 18, 2018, 08:53:57 AM
http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000940749/article/todd-gurley-no-deal-for-leveon-bell-a-sad-situation
While other positions have seen their market share skyrocket -- noted by receiver (and Gurley teammate) Brandin Cooks getting $16.2 million annually on Tuesday -- running backs have been left to scrap for change. Below Bell's $14.54 million franchise tag, Devonta Freeman is the next-highest-paid running back at an $8.25 million per-year average. Only four running backs are on long-term contracts that pay out more than $7 million per season (that includes No. 2 overall pick Saquon Barkley). Compare that with 28 receivers and 11 tight ends blasting past the same threshold.

Somewhere along the line, NFL teams collectively decided running backs are a replaceable commodity and that they would rather funnel their money to other positions. Jason Fitzgerald of Over The Cap points out that Adrian Peterson's contract extension from 2011, which averaged $14.2 million per season, would be worth around $21 million today. Only a handful of running backs are making even a third of that contract value seven years later.

With Bell poised to hit the open market next season and the likes of Gurley (2020), David Johnson (2019) and Ezekiel Elliott (2021) up for contracts in the next few years, we'll see if any team will change gears and be willing to pony up the dough for playmakers who do more than run the ball between the tackles.
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: Metron on July 18, 2018, 01:58:26 PM
Sad day for Steeler fans, thank Goodness Shazier is progressing so well.


http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000940685/article/gabe-rivera-texas-tech-star-left-paralyzed-dies-at-57

Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: ShayP on July 18, 2018, 03:43:54 PM
Sad day for Steeler fans, thank Goodness Shazier is progressing so well.


http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000940685/article/gabe-rivera-texas-tech-star-left-paralyzed-dies-at-57

I remember when he had that wreck.  Any time I went through that intersection I thought about it. 
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: Metron on July 18, 2018, 03:52:57 PM
I remember when he had that wreck.  Any time I went through that intersection I thought about it.

I remember watching his Texas tech games and he was a stud, ran fast too.

A very tragic story, now sadly over.

Hey do you folks still do that Pittsburgh left thing? Wonder how many rookies get on the wrong side of that courtesy...

Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: ShayP on July 18, 2018, 04:00:12 PM
Hey do you folks still do that Pittsburgh left thing? Wonder how many rookies get on the wrong side of that courtesy...

For the most part.  If you're new to the area people will wave you over when the light changes or beep the horn.  I think it's a dying practice though.  Yinzers like me still do it.
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: Metron on July 19, 2018, 08:34:05 AM
For the most part.  If you're new to the area people will wave you over when the light changes or beep the horn.  I think it's a dying practice though.  Yinzers like me still do it.

"Yinzers"?

Explain please.
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: 2Lord2Grantham on July 19, 2018, 08:36:54 AM
"Yinzers"?

Explain please.

Yinz is a Pittsburgh expression. Sort of like "you guys" or "y'all"
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: Metron on July 19, 2018, 08:40:14 AM
Yinz is a Pittsburgh expression. Sort of like "you guys" or "y'all"

TY!

Makes sense too, ya'll... 8)
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: ShayP on July 19, 2018, 09:45:47 AM
Yep.  2L2G is right.  Plus the word is used to describe born and raised Pittsburghers such as myself who love the city.  :)
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: trostol on July 29, 2018, 01:32:51 PM
hoping to see my Bucs get off to a fast start with Fitz and not have to go back to Winston
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Post by: StarrMountain on July 29, 2018, 02:20:03 PM
BRONCOS!
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: ShayP on July 29, 2018, 03:45:33 PM
hoping to see my Bucs get off to a fast start with Fitz and not have to go back to Winston

Your Bucs are doomed.
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: trostol on July 29, 2018, 08:17:33 PM
Your Bucs are doomed.

i agree
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: Metron on August 17, 2018, 03:26:40 PM
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Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: LawnBoy on August 18, 2018, 07:46:04 PM
Ah the Good Old Days.........

Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: ShayP on August 24, 2018, 07:25:58 AM
I thought this was hilarious.

The NFL has hired a PR firm to deal with the kneeling crisis.

Starring Gilbert Gottfried.

Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: ShayP on September 03, 2018, 03:33:28 PM
Three more days!  Falcons v. Eagles
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: ShayP on September 05, 2018, 10:40:50 AM
Who else is doing the Dean and King Show pick 'em?  I saw that Starr made picks.  Rikki, Brig, White Crow and Willy are there but have not made picks yet.  Just curious.
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: trostol on September 05, 2018, 05:11:39 PM
Three more days!  Falcons v. Eagles

cmon Falcons!!!!!
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: Zetaspeak on September 05, 2018, 05:19:50 PM
I had second overall pick in my NFL draft and happily pick fantasy points monster Le'veon Bell. Leave twitter and look up my players and see he sitting out over a contract dispute and will probably be missing games. So that's starting out well  :-\
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: TigerLily on September 05, 2018, 09:33:48 PM

Are we ready for some football?!?  About damn time.  Rough year. I think I might even have a beer tomorrow night to celebrate

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And because I'm in a good mood, something for the boys

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Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: ShayP on September 06, 2018, 04:31:10 AM
cmon Falcons!!!!!

They're my pick!
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: ShayP on September 06, 2018, 04:36:48 AM
I had second overall pick in my NFL draft and happily pick fantasy points monster Le'veon Bell. Leave twitter and look up my players and see he sitting out over a contract dispute and will probably be missing games. So that's starting out well  :-\

Ouch.  Current word is he may hold out the season.  I doubt it, but it is possible.  Anyway, who's your #2 pick?  This is the first year in a very long time where I haven't done any fantasy football.

Anyway, as a Steelers fan I hope he signs his tender, plays week 2 and puts up his typical numbers.  Then again, I'd be fine with him just not playing at all.  I'm sick of the drama.
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: ShayP on September 06, 2018, 04:40:37 AM
Are we ready for some football?!?  About damn time.  Rough year. I think I might even have a beer tomorrow night to celebrate

Oh yeah!  8)  The Steelers defense scares me though.  I think they could be giving up 30 a game.  "A beer" TL?  tsk tsk.  Have at least 2.   ;)
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: ShayP on September 06, 2018, 04:41:22 AM
And because I'm in a good mood, something for the boys

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Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: GravitySucks on September 06, 2018, 06:57:36 AM
Oh yeah!  8)  The Steelers defense scares me though.  I think they could be giving up 30 a game.  "A beer" TL?  tsk tsk.  Have at least 2.   ;)

Yeah. You feel safe to encourage her. You are on the other side of the Mississippi.
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: TigerLily on September 06, 2018, 07:35:41 AM
Oh yeah!  8)  The Steelers defense scares me though.  I think they could be giving up 30 a game.  "A beer" TL?  tsk tsk.  Have at least 2.   ;)

I buy a six-pack of beer every two years for play offs and Super Bowl. I may drink the whole six pack this football season. Yes. Extraordinary times call for Extraordinary measures. btw: Modelo Negro. Just in case I come over to your house to watch a game
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: TigerLily on September 06, 2018, 07:36:54 AM
Yeah. You feel safe to encourage her. You are on the other side of the Mississippi.

I'll bring the beer. You make the quesadillas
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: ShayP on September 06, 2018, 08:51:20 AM
I buy a six-pack of beer every two years for play offs and Super Bowl. I may drink the whole six pack this football season. Yes. Extraordinary times call for Extraordinary measures. btw: Modelo Negro. Just in case I come over to your house to watch a game

That's a good beer.  I purchase roughly the equivalent of 448 six-packs a year.  Yeah. I keep a rough inventory.  I'm east of the Mississippi. You don't have the same aversion of crossing it as I do, do you?    ;)  ;D
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: Zetaspeak on September 06, 2018, 09:28:57 AM
Ouch.  Current word is he may hold out the season.  I doubt it, but it is possible.  Anyway, who's your #2 pick?  This is the first year in a very long time where I haven't done any fantasy football.

Anyway, as a Steelers fan I hope he signs his tender, plays week 2 and puts up his typical numbers.  Then again, I'd be fine with him just not playing at all.  I'm sick of the drama.

Awww would have been fun to do a football league here. but I am too lazy to start it up lol. I just joined a public one

I am in a 10 person league and my 2nd and 3rd pick is Keenan Allen-WR (Chargers) and Gronk -TE (Pats). Being 2nd overall in draft order I had to wait until 19th to get my second pick

You will like this. I have Big Ben as my QB (along with Matt Ryan from ATL, not sure who I am starting) and the Steelers kicker is one of my kickers (yes I selected 2 tickets which everybody thinks it's super strange)
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: TigerLily on September 06, 2018, 09:40:39 PM
Great way to start the season. Rocky first half. How many fouls were there at the end of the 2nd quarter? But then it looked like real football. Nail biter to the last second. Literally. I'm a happy girl   :)

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Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: TacoBell on September 06, 2018, 10:34:36 PM
Garbage game was garbage. Sloppy. Had turn it off at halftime.
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: TigerLily on September 07, 2018, 12:18:10 AM
Garbage game was garbage. Sloppy. Had turn it off at halftime.

Too bad. It got so much better
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: ItsOver on September 07, 2018, 06:33:57 AM
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM RATINGS: In N.Y., Richard Morgan wrote NFL ratings are "facing yet another brutal blitz this fall," and analysts note this season's ratings "could fall even faster as the league continues to grapple with a slew of ugly controversies that have turned off viewers."

https://www.sportsbusinessdaily.com/Daily/Issues/2018/09/06/NFL-Season-Preview/Ratings-Analysts.aspx
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: Zetaspeak on September 07, 2018, 02:39:03 PM
Too bad. It got so much better

But that first half was REALLY awful. It felt like preseason. I don't blame Taco in bailing. It did get better for the people who hanged in there, but wow it was a struggle early on  :D
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: ShayP on September 07, 2018, 03:55:18 PM
Awww would have been fun to do a football league here. but I am too lazy to start it up lol. I just joined a public one

I am in a 10 person league and my 2nd and 3rd pick is Keenan Allen-WR (Chargers) and Gronk -TE (Pats). Being 2nd overall in draft order I had to wait until 19th to get my second pick

You will like this. I have Big Ben as my QB (along with Matt Ryan from ATL, not sure who I am starting) and the Steelers kicker is one of my kickers (yes I selected 2 tickets which everybody thinks it's super strange)

I probably would've done a league with the people here.  :-\  Nonetheless your next 2 pics are good.  Hopefully they stay healthy.  Nice QB combo.  I usually drafted 2 as well because as the season goes on, somebody wants to trade for one.  I must say 2 kickers is a little strange but yeah, we all have our strategies.   ;)
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: TigerLily on September 08, 2018, 01:53:47 PM
But that first half was REALLY awful. It felt like preseason. I don't blame Taco in bailing. It did get better for the people who hanged in there, but wow it was a struggle early on  :D

No argument here. Stage fright? Performance anxiety? Forgot how to tie their cleats?
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: Billy Joe Mulgreavey on September 09, 2018, 06:01:37 AM
Great way to start the season. Rocky first half. How many fouls were there at the end of the 2nd quarter? But then it looked like real football. Nail biter to the last second. Literally. I'm a happy girl   :)

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An Eagles fan?  Me too.  I've been waiting 40 years...patiently. 

A good game on Thursday between two solid defensive teams...My kind of football.  Dead zone in the red zone! Sloppy? A little bit, but a victory!
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Post by: ShayP on September 09, 2018, 08:14:21 AM
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Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: Walks_At_Night on September 09, 2018, 08:48:06 AM
Haven't watched much NFL the last few seasons - not since Calvin Johnson retired and the Lions wasted another fine player's career.

Debating if I should weaken.  With a new coach there is new hope - no matter how small it maybe...................

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Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: ShayP on September 09, 2018, 08:53:49 AM
Haven't watched much NFL the last few seasons - not since Calvin Johnson retired and the Lions wasted another fine player's career.

Debating if I should weaken.  With a new coach there is new hope - no matter how small it maybe...................


I always wondered about Sanders and Johnson retiring so early.  I was a fan of them both.  They had plenty left in the tank.  Did the franchise just suck the life out of them?  LOL!
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: Walks_At_Night on September 09, 2018, 09:00:23 AM
I always wondered about Sanders and Johnson retiring so early.  I was a fan of them both.  They had plenty left in the tank.  Did the franchise just suck the life out of them?  LOL!

Yeah same with Billy Sims and Mel Farr and Alex Karras and Eddie Murray and Jason Hanson and Charlie Sanders and Dexter Bussey and Chris Spielman and Doug English and Lomas Brown and Lem Barney and well..............   You know.
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: GravitySucks on September 09, 2018, 09:52:49 AM
Yeah same with Billy Sims and Mel Farr and Alex Karras and Eddie Murray and Jason Hanson and Charlie Sanders and Dexter Bussey and Chris Spielman and Doug English and Lomas Brown and Lem Barney and well..............   You know.

Andre Ware
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: TigerLily on September 09, 2018, 08:49:46 PM
Chicago and Green Bay    UNBELIEVABLE!

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Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: Billy Joe Mulgreavey on September 09, 2018, 08:55:01 PM
Chicago and Green Bay    UNBELIEVABLE!

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I know it's only week one, but how do you recover if you are Chicago?  Stunning.
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: GravitySucks on September 09, 2018, 08:58:28 PM
Chicago and Green Bay    UNBELIEVABLE!

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I believed it. White Crow was at the game. I predicted a Rodgers comeback at halftime.

I am pretty sure the only reason he went to the locker room was to call his bookie.
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: GravitySucks on September 09, 2018, 08:59:52 PM
I know it's only week one, but how do you recover if you are Chicago?  Stunning.

No. How do you recover if you are Pittsburgh. Chicago hasn’t had a winning record in years.
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: Billy Joe Mulgreavey on September 09, 2018, 09:02:14 PM
No. How do you recover if you are Pittsburgh. Chicago hasn’t had a winning record in years.

Yeah the Steelers looked pathetic.
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: TigerLily on September 09, 2018, 09:57:22 PM
Yeah the Steelers looked pathetic.

Overtime tie ... with the Browns!  Funny and sad at the same time
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: TigerLily on September 09, 2018, 10:00:13 PM
No. How do you recover if you are Pittsburgh. Chicago hasn’t had a winning record in years.

Chicago only lost 'cause Aaron Rodgers. They looked amazingly good. I predict a good season for Chicago. After all, they don't have to play Aaron every week
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: TigerLily on September 09, 2018, 10:02:18 PM
I believed it ... I predicted a Rodgers comeback at halftime. ...



Yeah, but you're a smartypants know-it-all
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: GravitySucks on September 09, 2018, 10:05:17 PM
Yeah, but you're a smartypants know-it-all

It’s a curse
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: ShayP on September 10, 2018, 04:11:55 AM
No. How do you recover if you are Pittsburgh. Chicago hasn’t had a winning record in years.

I'm confident they'll recover.  They struggled mightily last year against Cleveland and in typical Steelers fashion they were cocky going into Cleveland.

Yeah the Steelers looked pathetic.

They most certainly did.

Overtime tie ... with the Browns!  Funny and sad at the same time

Yes it was.  After time wound down and the score was final, I just sat in the chair shaking my head in disappointment and chuckling.

James Conner and TJ Watt were the only true bright spots in this game.  I was concerned about Conner since it seemed they wanted to run the wheels off him.  You could see the kid was tired late in the game.  Big Ben still irritates me.  The secondary is still a trash heap.  I still don't like Mike Tomlin.  I try to, but I don't.  In fact, I don't like the OC or DC either.  Ugh.

It was only the first game, and yes it was bad, but I can see the team getting stronger as the season goes on.  (I hope)
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: Zetaspeak on September 10, 2018, 03:10:51 PM
I believed it. White Crow was at the game. I predicted a Rodgers comeback at halftime.

I am pretty sure the only reason he went to the locker room was to call his bookie.

I FELT THE SAME!!!!!


Honest answer... As a Packer fan, seeing Rogdgers out and how horrible the Pack played and down they were. I went turned it off and went to do something else  :-X

With like a minute left i went and looked up the score online and was blown away lol I got to watch the replay or at least extended highlights
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: Walks_At_Night on September 10, 2018, 07:03:38 PM
Haven't watched much NFL the last few seasons - not since Calvin Johnson retired and the Lions wasted another fine player's career.

Debating if I should weaken.  With a new coach there is new hope - no matter how small it maybe...................

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So I weakened and peaked at the Lions score.   Detroit is getting crushed by the Jets.  So.  No more NFL this year it seems.

I'm good with that!
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: TigerLily on September 10, 2018, 11:19:50 PM

MY Rams were beautiful tonight. Great first half for the Raiders. Chucky is going to have an awesome team. Sooner than later, methinks.  I still have to go through adjustments seeing some of my favorite players in different jerseys. Marshawn was born to play in Raiders black. Literally. Geordie? Not so much. Still weird to see Aqib in Rams colors instead of Broncos. Suh may be necessary but imo is too mean a player to be with the Beach Boys
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: Billy Joe Mulgreavey on September 11, 2018, 06:21:40 AM
MY Rams were beautiful tonight. Great first half for the Raiders. Chucky is going to have an awesome team. Sooner than later, methinks.  I still have to go through adjustments seeing some of my favorite players in different jerseys. Marshawn was born to play in Raiders black. Literally. Geordie? Not so much. Still weird to see Aqib in Rams colors instead of Broncos. Suh may be necessary but imo is too mean a player to be with the Beach Boys

The Rams played great.  With that said, keep them away from my Eagles please. :)
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: TigerLily on September 11, 2018, 08:38:03 AM
The Rams played great.  With that said, keep them away from my Eagles please. :)

Ooh. Just think. We can throw popcorn and beer at each other while also hurling insults.  I promise whenever I watch the Eagles I will root for them. Except if the other team is the Rams. Of course, I made the same promise to Shay for the Steelers. This is going to get complicated  :-\
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: Zetaspeak on September 11, 2018, 08:42:21 AM
So I weakened and peaked at the Lions score.   Detroit is getting crushed by the Jets.  So.  No more NFL this year it seems.

I'm good with that!

I would like to start a petition of no more Lions games on national TV. It's bad enough they are on every Thanksgiving with a Kid Rock cameo, that I end up wishing I could trade places with the turkey in the oven  :o

Rams look really good. I think they might be Super Bowl ready.
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: TigerLily on September 11, 2018, 08:54:34 AM
I would like to start a petition of no more Lions games on national TV. It's bad enough they are on every Thanksgiving with a Kid Rock cameo, that I end up wishing I could trade places with the turkey in the oven  :o

Rams look really good. I think they might be Super Bowl ready.

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I could have inserted Kelly from Married with Children jumping up and down. But went with the bird
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: 2Lord2Grantham on September 11, 2018, 01:57:26 PM
I fucking hate the Lions. They're the reason why I don't understand how people can be really big fans of NFL football.

All I know of NFL football is disappointment.
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: StarrMountain on September 11, 2018, 02:11:28 PM
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I could have inserted Kelly from Married with Children jumping up and down. But went with the bird

 ;D ;D ;D

+1 Karma. :-*
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: StarrMountain on September 11, 2018, 02:13:55 PM
It’s a curse

Hey, Gravity, you got blue boxed!  How'd that happen? :o ::) ;D
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: GravitySucks on September 11, 2018, 03:44:47 PM
Hey, Gravity, you got blue boxed!  How'd that happen? :o ::) ;D

Hall of Fame Babee!
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: TigerLily on September 11, 2018, 09:02:59 PM
;D ;D ;D

+1 Karma. :-*

Back atcha, Sister Starr 🐯
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: StarrMountain on September 11, 2018, 09:07:34 PM
Back atcha, Sister Starr 🐯
Thanks. ;)  And back atcha, again. ;D
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: WhiteCrow on September 11, 2018, 09:20:38 PM
I believed it. White Crow was at the game. I predicted a Rodgers comeback at halftime.

I am pretty sure the only reason he went to the locker room was to call his bookie.

We were seated next to Bear fans. They were all happy and smug for most of the game. LoL  watching their skin literally turn white.
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: juan on September 16, 2018, 10:01:16 AM
Reports are Josh Gordon wants to play for Jacksonville. I’ll bet that after tomorrow, he’ll want to play anywhere.
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: TigerLily on September 18, 2018, 06:53:02 AM

When did Seattle get downgraded to mediocre? The only Seahawk I recognize is Russell Wilson and he can't win it all by himself.  And when did Chicago get upgraded to mediocre? I guess the new guy can win it all by himself even without a quarterback
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: Zetaspeak on September 18, 2018, 07:39:33 AM
Reports are Josh Gordon wants to play for Jacksonville. I’ll bet that after tomorrow, he’ll want to play anywhere.

He ended up at the Patriots, they all end up at the Patriots

Not sure what's my favorite story of the week Buffalo Bills player getting up and quitting at half time and just saying "See YA, I'm retired" or Browns being Browns and losing the game because they couldn't hit an extra point.

Green Bay got hosed, that is no way a roughing the passer, it was as clean a tackle as you can do and the ball just got out of the QB hand, I have no idea what you expect a tackle to do? Plus what the hell is with this 10-minute overtime, why would you remove 5-minutes? It only leaves a team with one possisiton if they don't win the coin toss.
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: ShayP on September 18, 2018, 08:43:24 AM
Plus what the hell is with this 10-minute overtime, why would you remove 5-minutes? It only leaves a team with one possisiton if they don't win the coin toss.

I don't like it either.  Isn't it if the team scores the first touchdown they win, and if you get just a field goal on the first possession the opposing team gets their shot?  I just can't keep up with the NFL rule changes over the years.
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: ShayP on September 18, 2018, 08:43:55 AM
When did Seattle get downgraded to mediocre?

To me...always.  ;D
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: GravitySucks on September 18, 2018, 08:48:35 AM
I don't like it either.  Isn't it if the team scores the first touchdown they win, and if you get just a field goal on the first possession the opposing team gets their shot?  I just can't keep up with the NFL rule changes over the years.

A touchdown or a safety on the first possession and you win.
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: ShayP on September 18, 2018, 09:02:36 AM
A touchdown or a safety on the first possession and you win.

A safety too.  I did not know that.  Thanks!  :)
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: ShayP on September 18, 2018, 09:04:13 AM
Oh, and what's with this 'leverage' penalty.  I first heard of it during the Steelers/Browns game.  It was called during an extra-point.  Heard it again this week.
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: Zetaspeak on September 20, 2018, 01:46:07 PM
I don't like it either.  Isn't it if the team scores the first touchdown they win, and if you get just a field goal on the first possession the opposing team gets their shot?  I just can't keep up with the NFL rule changes over the years.

I actually don't mind that first rule. With the simple first score win rule it gave way too big an advantage to the team the wins the coin toss. A decent kick off return and a couple of safe first downs and already in FG position for the win.

But this 10-minute OT rule is just awful as it so easy to run off the clock and there probably will only be 3 possessions between both teams

As for the leverage penalty, I think is that you are not allowed to use a player to boost yourself up to block a kick

Jets at Browns tonight, why is this game a national TV game. Not really sure  ???

Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: ShayP on September 21, 2018, 06:12:01 AM

As for the leverage penalty, I think is that you are not allowed to use a player to boost yourself up to block a kick

Jets at Browns tonight, why is this game a national TV game. Not really sure  ???

Ahhh.  Thanks for the clarification.  :)

Regarding the game, I decided to watch it and I really was impressed with the energy Baker Mayfield brought to the team.  Plus his accuracy and zip on his passes was also impressive.  Hue Jackson will probably screw it up and go with Taylor next week.   ::)
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: albrecht on September 21, 2018, 09:51:50 PM
https://www.mywabashvalley.com/news/illegal-immigrant-sentenced-16-years-for-killing-colts-player/1464748155

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - A man from Guatemala living illegally in the U.S. was sentenced Friday to the maximum of 16 years in prison for a drunken-driving crash that killed Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson and his Uber driver.

Put this in the border thread or here? I don't know, did the Colts have any statements? Take a knee for the dead player and Uber driver? Do a put a number on uniform or anything? Free Uber for drunk fans after a game for memory? Inquiring minds want to know.
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: ShayP on September 22, 2018, 08:01:23 AM
https://www.mywabashvalley.com/news/illegal-immigrant-sentenced-16-years-for-killing-colts-player/1464748155

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - A man from Guatemala living illegally in the U.S. was sentenced Friday to the maximum of 16 years in prison for a drunken-driving crash that killed Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson and his Uber driver.

Put this in the border thread or here? I don't know, did the Colts have any statements? Take a knee for the dead player and Uber driver? Do a put a number on uniform or anything? Free Uber for drunk fans after a game for memory? Inquiring minds want to know.

He only gets 16 years because he plead guilty to killing 2 people.  Interesting.  Hopefully he will be deported after he does his time.  I'm guessing since Jackson was killed in February that the Colts would've had some sort of official tribute during their first game of this season.  I saw nothing regarding it on the sports networks.
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: Zetaspeak on September 22, 2018, 12:25:09 PM
Thursday Night Football: Jets 17- Browns 21 - Jet's took a early 14 point lead, the receiver who caught the TD used the football as toilet paper and threw it to the Cleveland crowd. Browns QB gets hurt and their rookie QB comes in and lights it up and was part of a comeback win.

The Jets are my AFC team, but come on you are the freaking JETS. You have not earned any right to taunt anybody. Damn embarrassing.

Sunday night Football : Patriots (1-1) at Lions (0-2) - Another Lions national game lol. Who are these people that are demanding to see the Lions on a national level  ;D
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: ShayP on September 22, 2018, 05:46:40 PM
Thursday Night Football: Jets 17- Browns 21 - Jet's took a early 14 point lead, the receiver who caught the TD used the football as toilet paper and threw it to the Cleveland crowd. Browns QB gets hurt and their rookie QB comes in and lights it up and was part of a comeback win.

The Jets are my AFC team, but come on you are the freaking JETS. You have not earned any right to taunt anybody. Damn embarrassing.

Sunday night Football : Patriots (1-1) at Lions (0-2) - Another Lions national game lol. Who are these people that are demanding to see the Lions on a national level  ;D

Yeah that "celebration" was BS.  These things go too far.  Anyway, the Jets are your team?  I respect that.  I think I may have encountered 2 other Jets fans in my life.  I do remember the days of Freeman McNeil and Johnny Hector running wild.   8)
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: Metron on September 23, 2018, 09:36:10 AM
Matt Snell, Namath, Riggo, et al... :D
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: MaxPower on September 23, 2018, 09:57:43 AM
Matt Snell, Namath, Riggo, et al... :D
Broadway Joe  :)  Love him or hate him, he brought the old AFL from second rate league to equality with the NFL...
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: TigerLily on September 25, 2018, 08:31:56 AM
Quite the game last night. Two dynamic old warriors as quarterbacks. And just when the game seemed locked up, the Journeyman Quarterback came roaring back. And finally a W for the Steelers, who of course I was rooting for.  Cheers, Shay!
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: ShayP on September 25, 2018, 01:50:47 PM
Quite the game last night. Two dynamic old warriors as quarterbacks. And just when the game seemed locked up, the Journeyman Quarterback came roaring back. And finally a W for the Steelers, who of course I was rooting for.  Cheers, Shay!

Cheers TL!  :)

I really thought the Steelers would lose.  Until that defense comes together, and they gain some discipline, they won't convince me that they are Super Bowl capable.
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: ShayP on October 01, 2018, 05:56:03 AM
Yet another game where I'm chuckling and shaking my head in disbelief at my team.  Steelers lose to the Ravens in Heinz Field.  Ridiculous.  Fall behind early.  Can't run the ball.  Can't convert on 3rd down.  Defense is still garbage, they can't cover.  Big Ben still loves to throw into double and triple coverage.  Oh, and the officiating.  What a bunch of clowns.  I fully expect Atlanta to come into Pittsburgh next week and throttle them.  Seeing the secondary try to cover Calvin Ridley and Julio Jones is going to be be comical.  I don't think Julio has a TD yet.  He'll get 2 against the Steelers. 
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: ShayP on October 08, 2018, 07:15:31 AM
Incredibly surprised, and obviously happy, about the Steelers result.  Never would I think they would shut-down the Falcons top 2 receivers, nor stuff the run.  Hopefully they are coming together.  I'm still skeptical of that defense and will remain so. 

Also, I noticed the Browns still have that energy Mayfield brought along last week.  Not a Browns fan at all but it's good to see some life there.  I appreciate these Browns more since they are not the original Browns (now Ravens).  I hated the original Browns.  These Browns...I just dislike.   ;)

Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: Zetaspeak on October 08, 2018, 10:06:25 AM
First thing most importantly I finally won a week of Fantasy League.   ;D

The NFL has been really inconsistent this year. It must be a betters nightmare as a team can look great one week and awful the next.

With the exception of the Chiefs every team has looked great one week and awful the next. Heck even KC looked really bad in the first half of their MNF game with the Broncos 
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: ShayP on October 08, 2018, 12:14:32 PM
First thing most importantly I finally won a week of Fantasy League.   ;D

The NFL has been really inconsistent this year. It must be a betters nightmare as a team can look great one week and awful the next.

With the exception of the Chiefs every team has looked great one week and awful the next. Heck even KC looked really bad in the first half of their MNF game with the Broncos

Congrats on the win.  ;)   All I know is I did many mock drafts before I decided not to participate this year and I'm glad I didn't.  My team would suck. 

I agree with the inconsistency.  I also am sick of these piss poor referees.  It looks like they are figuring out as they go along.  Don't get me started on the rule changes either.  It's ridiculous, IMO.

Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: MaxPower on October 08, 2018, 12:15:19 PM
First thing most importantly I finally won a week of Fantasy League.   ;D

The NFL has been really inconsistent this year. It must be a betters nightmare as a team can look great one week and awful the next.

With the exception of the Chiefs every team has looked great one week and awful the next. Heck even KC looked really bad in the first half of their MNF game with the Broncos
The Chiefs looked good yesterday. The Jaguars had high hopes going into the game that they would win but the usually good defense had some lapses and the on and off offense was off for most of the game.
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: Gd5150 on October 11, 2018, 08:53:49 AM
Crazy! Must have been loaded up on pain killers before it happened.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2018/10/10/matt-slauson-broke-two-vertebrae-in-spine-kept-playing/ (http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2018/10/10/matt-slauson-broke-two-vertebrae-in-spine-kept-playing/)
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: TigerLily on October 11, 2018, 09:54:58 AM
First thing most importantly I finally won a week of Fantasy League.   ;D

The NFL has been really inconsistent this year. It must be a betters nightmare as a team can look great one week and awful the next.

With the exception of the Chiefs and the Rams every team has looked great one week and awful the next. Heck even KC looked really bad in the first half of their MNF game with the Broncos

FIFY  8)
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: Up All Night on November 16, 2018, 07:47:36 PM


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Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: TigerLily on November 19, 2018, 09:36:49 PM

Owa Muh Gerd!  Watta game! 54- 51!!!  Shades of the next Super Bowl?
LA Together
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: Kidnostad on November 20, 2018, 05:55:27 AM
Owa Muh Gerd!  Watta game! 54- 51!!!  Shades of the next Super Bowl?
LA Together

Did either team's defense show up for the game?
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: TigerLily on November 25, 2018, 08:55:36 AM
Did either team's defense show up for the game?

Three touchdowns by the defense, iirc. Sorry I didn't check back @Kidnostad. I have now moved on to Sunday's football
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: GravitySucks on November 25, 2018, 09:12:29 AM
Three touchdowns by the defense, iirc. Sorry I didn't check back @Kidnostad. I have now moved on to Sunday's football

You missed a hell of a college game last nite. LSU vs A&M. 7 OTs. Unbelievable.
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: TigerLily on November 25, 2018, 10:14:21 PM
You missed a hell of a college game last nite. LSU vs A&M. 7 OTs. Unbelievable.

Wow! They don't even have that many OTs in the pros. In fact I think they are down to one. I will have to look up the score and find some highlights
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: juan on November 27, 2018, 09:01:10 AM
In a city the size of Jacksonville, can’t somebody find a motorcycle and a 25-year old blonde to lure Bobby Petrino back as offensive coordinator?
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: MaxPower on November 27, 2018, 09:38:28 AM
In a city the size of Jacksonville, can’t somebody find a motorcycle and a 25-year old blonde to lure Bobby Petrino back as offensive coordinator?
The Jaguars seem to be very good at finding ways to lose games. Now we have players not involved in a play running across the field to punch an opponent. Our season is over. Best to lose the rest of the games for a better draft pick. At least the Jacksonville Icemen hockey team is doing well  :)
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: LawnBoy on December 20, 2018, 08:35:45 AM
Patriots WR Josh Gordon leaves team, reportedly facing indefinite NFL suspension

Not a big surprise but unfortunate.
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: ShayP on January 05, 2019, 10:29:40 AM
Steelers have to clean house.  They HAVE to, but they won't.
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: TigerLily on January 07, 2019, 10:23:01 PM

There is still a chance for an all LA Super Bowl
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: GravitySucks on January 07, 2019, 10:28:52 PM
There is still a chance for an all LA Super Bowl

I am still shocked at the ending of the Bears game.
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: TigerLily on January 08, 2019, 10:55:55 PM
I am still shocked at the ending of the Bears game.

Yep. What a mortifying loss. I'm sure the Bears kicker is still kicking himself
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: GravitySucks on January 08, 2019, 10:57:43 PM
Yep. What a mortifying loss. I'm sure the Bears kicker is still kicking himself

They were jinxed as soon as @DaveSchrader picked them to win the Super Bowl.
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: TigerLily on January 09, 2019, 08:26:23 AM
They were jinxed as soon as @DaveSchrader picked them to win the Super Bowl.

Keep him away from the Rams
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: albrecht on January 11, 2019, 05:50:55 PM
Battle of the Westlake QB's on Sunday. Should be fun even if folks have divided loyalties.

https://www.kxan.com/sports/westlake-coaches-reflect-on-brees-foles-showdown-in-nfl-playoffs/1696992196



Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: TigerLily on January 20, 2019, 04:24:12 PM
Instant Karma! Rams and Saints. The better team won despite the big mouth fans. I'm not as angry as I was during the first half since my guys won. But seriously. I want to watch games where the players determine the outcome. Not a bunch of bystanders. And even worse that Sean Payton coached the fans to yell during the huddles. Shades of quarterback bounty-gate. I really like the Saints. And been a fan of Drew Brees since his San Diego days. I would have been totally fine if the Saints had won. In a fair game. Home field advantage is one thing but this is ridiculous. Like too many things the last few years, this is another case of partisanship taken to an ugly extreme

Thus endeth the Rant of TigerLily.  The Rams are going to the Super Bowl! Yeah, Baby! Sean McVay was so cute. Bradshaw just asked him about his birthday next week. He was so excited he couldn't even answer the question. Just started yelling "we're in the Super Bowl!"

 Ok. Another bowl of veggie soup - I'm recovering from a deadly flu virus - then on to Kansas City
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: FISH on January 20, 2019, 05:12:06 PM
Instant Karma! Rams and Saints. The better team won despite the big mouth fans. I'm not as angry as I was during the first half since my guys won. But seriously. I want to watch games where the players determine the outcome. Not a bunch of bystanders. And even worse that Sean Payton coached the fans to yell during the huddles. Shades of quarterback bounty-gate. I really like the Saints. And been a fan of Drew Brees since his San Diego days. I would have been totally fine if the Saints had won. In a fair game. Home field advantage is one thing but this is ridiculous. Like too many things the last few years, this is another case of partisanship taken to an ugly extreme

Thus endeth the Rant of TigerLily.  The Rams are going to the Super Bowl! Yeah, Baby! Sean McVay was so cute. Bradshaw just asked him about his birthday next week. He was so excited he couldn't even answer the question. Just started yelling "we're in the Super Bowl!"

 Ok. Another bowl of veggie soup - I'm recovering from a deadly flu virus - then on to Kansas City
I disliked those big mouth show off fans. The better team won.
Hope you feel better soon. Did you get the flu shot this year?
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: TigerLily on January 20, 2019, 05:42:56 PM
I disliked those big mouth show off fans. The better team won.
Hope you feel better soon. Did you get the flu shot this year?

Thanks FISH. I did get the flu shot. First time because I had that horrible influenza last year. I never thought the flu shots seemed particularly effective. I could be wrong. But it certainly didn't do anything for this nastiness.
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: albrecht on January 20, 2019, 06:08:00 PM
Thanks FISH. I did get the flu shot. First time because I had that horrible influenza last year. I never thought the flu shots seemed particularly effective. I could be wrong. But it certainly didn't do anything for this nastiness.
 

You need to find the old Vicks vapo-rub that still has naptha and turpentine in it (look at estate sales  ;) ) And wrap up, have a hot toddie, or a shot of brandy or some such, and then sleep in, and awake "all good." Chicken soup or etc ham, oxtail, etc (bone broth) are also good.
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: FISH on January 20, 2019, 07:00:36 PM
 

You need to find the old Vicks vapo-rub that still has naptha and turpentine in it (look at estate sales  ;) ) And wrap up, have a hot toddie, or a shot of brandy or some such, and then sleep in, and awake "all good." Chicken soup or etc ham, oxtail, etc (bone broth) are also good.
LOL--naptha and turpentine have a long history.
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: FISH on January 20, 2019, 07:01:13 PM
another OT?
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: TigerLily on January 21, 2019, 12:48:18 AM
I had to take a long nap before the AFC game so I just finished it awhile ago. Another rock'em sock'em football game but I am a little disappointed. It's going to be a great Super Bowl but the Rams and Chiefs would have been really fun with the three puppies and one wily old dog. Maybe next year. I think we're seeing the beginning of two dynasties in LA and KC. At least I have two weeks to fully recover so I can enjoy the Big Game with a Modelo Negro

Thanks for the well wishes. I am beginning to crawl down the road to recovery. Sadly, (or thankfully) @albrecht , I don't have any old style VapoRub at hand. But sounds like something I might have in the garage to strip paint. I have found Chinese herbs to be really effective. Pe Min Kan Wan for the sinuses; Chuan Xin Lian for antiviral antibacterial; Honey Loquat Syrup for cough and sore throat. I usually keep them on hand during flu season. Usually. Of, course not this time. This nasty little bug hit really hard and fast but I believe I will live

Now let the Super Bowl hoopla begin!
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: FISH on January 21, 2019, 06:59:14 AM
I had to take a long nap before the AFC game so I just finished it awhile ago. Another rock'em sock'em football game but I am a little disappointed. It's going to be a great Super Bowl but the Rams and Chiefs would have been really fun with the three puppies and one wily old dog. Maybe next year. I think we're seeing the beginning of two dynasties in LA and KC. At least I have two weeks to fully recover so I can enjoy the Big Game with a Modelo Negro

Thanks for the well wishes. I am beginning to crawl down the road to recovery. Sadly, (or thankfully) @albrecht , I don't have any old style VapoRub at hand. But sounds like something I might have in the garage to strip paint. I have found Chinese herbs to be really effective. Pe Min Kan Wan for the sinuses; Chuan Xin Lian for antiviral antibacterial; Honey Loquat Syrup for cough and sore throat. I usually keep them on hand during flu season. Usually. Of, course not this time. This nasty little bug hit really hard and fast but I believe I will live

Now let the Super Bowl hoopla begin!
In two weeks time, you will be feeling so much better. Just in time for some Super Bowl hoopla. Past vs Future for this Super bowl game. The Patriots (13-5) are back for the third straight time — they lost to Philly last year. Back to the dog reference, Philly had the hungry dogs and won.
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: Zetaspeak on January 26, 2019, 11:43:41 AM
The Super Bowl off week is the WORST. If feels so strange with a weekend with no football.
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: TigerLily on January 26, 2019, 10:38:41 PM
The Super Bowl off week is the WORST. If feels so strange with a weekend with no football.

Totally agree. Then months and months before September. However shall we survive?  :'(

At least in another week I should be up for chips and salsa and Modelo Negro. That makes me thankful it's not tomorrow

Btw. Good to see you @Zetaspeak .  Go Rams!
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: StarrMountain on January 26, 2019, 11:15:33 PM
Totally agree. Then months and months before September. However shall we survive?  :'(

At least in another week I should be up for chips and salsa and Modelo Negro. That makes me thankful it's not tomorrow

Btw. Good to see you @Zetaspeak .  Go Rams!
Bump +1 for "Go Rams! ;D

Baseball, Sister.  I know, it's gentler, but just as competitive.  Besides.  It's better than nothing. ;)
Luv ya, Sis. :-*
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: TigerLily on January 27, 2019, 11:32:34 AM
Bump +1 for "Go Rams! ;D

Baseball, Sister.  I know, it's gentler, but just as competitive.  Besides.  It's better than nothing. ;)
Luv ya, Sis. :-*



Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: Up All Night on February 03, 2019, 08:03:56 PM
Looks like The White Nationalists Won !!

https://twitter.com/thedailybeast/status/1091886551699738624


Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: Up All Night on February 04, 2019, 12:20:06 AM
'Merica

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Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: Rikki Gins on February 04, 2019, 12:26:19 AM
'Merica

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Every Super Bowl I wonder the same thing.  How much could you get for those original strips of confetti on Ebay?
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: Walks_At_Night on February 04, 2019, 05:53:08 AM
Every Super Bowl I wonder the same thing.  How much could you get for those original strips of confetti on Ebay?

Every Super Bowl, I wonder if the Detroit Lions will get there before I die?

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Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: GravitySucks on February 04, 2019, 08:18:32 AM
Every Super Bowl, I wonder if the Detroit Lions will get there before I die?

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You had a chance before you went Full Falkie
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: LawnBoy on February 04, 2019, 11:12:45 AM
All this winning makes a man weary.........

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Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: Ms. C on February 04, 2019, 12:00:25 PM
Every Super Bowl, I wonder if the Detroit Lions will get there before I die?

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Sad! 
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: Up All Night on February 23, 2019, 12:26:08 PM
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Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: 26 horses on February 23, 2019, 12:50:19 PM
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A Goodell & Company wholly owned subsidiary...

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Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: ShayP on November 06, 2020, 03:43:20 PM
Mike Tomlin is a master of word salad and sometimes makes no sense at all.  This guy did a perfect representation of that.

Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: TigerLily on November 06, 2020, 08:28:14 PM
Mike Tomlin is a master of word salad and sometimes makes no sense at all.  This guy did a perfect representation of that.



The Yinzers must be rolling in their french fry and cole slaw sandwiches and craft beers with their W-L record. Might have something to do with having one of their favorite sons back in town
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: ShayP on November 07, 2020, 10:43:15 AM
The Yinzers must be rolling in their french fry and cole slaw sandwiches and craft beers with their W-L record. Might have something to do with having one of their favorite sons back in town

I get triggered when I see the fries and coleslaw thing.  >:(  I could never be a 'favorite son' because of that.  Yinzers are brainwashed into thinking French fries belong on everything, and trust me, they put it on or in nearly everything.  Those who don't like it are ostracized.  So much for personal taste. :-\  They are also putting pierogi on or in nearly everything too.  I hate it. :P  What happened to my beloved home town? :'(   I love the Steelers at 7-0 though.  ;)

Anyway, that video was funny, right?  :D

*of course, I don't get that triggered.  ;)
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: GravitySucks on December 07, 2020, 07:58:02 PM
@ShayP

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Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: ShayP on December 08, 2020, 05:19:23 AM
@ShayP

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LOL!!! @GravitySucks   Steelers fans next year..."Remember when we lost to The Football Team?"   ;D
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: TigerLily on December 15, 2020, 09:17:54 PM
I watched last night's Ravens Browns game tonight. Owa Muh Gawd. That was sooooo awesome. It couldn't have been scripted any better. And my team won woo hoo!
Amazing!

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Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: Rikki Gins on December 15, 2020, 11:27:51 PM
I watched the last two Bills games and they look pretty good going into the playoffs.  Of course if any opposing team wants to get the upper hand they will have to get to Josh Allen.  All quarterbacks will get rattled if they are sacked three or four times in any given game.
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: juan on December 16, 2020, 04:26:01 AM
JETS, JETS, JETS. Win at least one game.
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: Zetaspeak on December 16, 2020, 08:34:52 PM
I watched the last two Bills games and they look pretty good going into the playoffs.  Of course if any opposing team wants to get the upper hand they will have to get to Josh Allen.  All quarterbacks will get rattled if they are sacked three or four times in any given game.

Not a Bills fan but they look really good. I sure KC is still the stronger team in the AFC, but the Bills have to be two. Allen looks like such the real deal and pretty good WR too, the Diggs trade from the Vikings were great for them as he's a fine #1 WR, but the Vikings did pretty good too with the Bills Draft pick that was traded they got Justin Jefferson who's having an amazing rookie year. One of those rare win-win trades
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: juan on December 20, 2020, 02:50:09 PM
J-E-T-S, Jets, Jets, Jets.
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: TigerLily on December 20, 2020, 05:50:27 PM
J-E-T-S, Jets, Jets, Jets.

Congratulations on your win, @juan . But why did it have to be against my Rams!?!
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: Ciardelo on December 20, 2020, 06:20:51 PM
Congratulations on your win, @juan . But why did it have to be against my Rams!?!

@Ciardelo would put his jet up against @TigerLily's ram any old time. 8)
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: TigerLily on December 20, 2020, 08:31:19 PM
@Ciardelo would put his jet up against @TigerLily's ram any old time. 8)

TigerLily will keep @Ciardelo 's kind invitation in mind. But he must keep in mind she only rides First Class  :-*
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: KSM on December 20, 2020, 09:58:23 PM
1. Fermentation

The fermentation process is what causes the bread to grow and become fluffy. Ancient unfermented bread, which is consumed in some parts of the world today, was flat, like Oriental pita, Indian naan or Central American tortilla.
Most likely, the first fermented bread was also an accident. This is how the man discovered that the fermentation process changes the texture of the dough, the result being a lighter and more aerated bread. The commercial yeast production, the most widespread dyeing agent, dates from around 300 BC, from ancient Egypt.


2. The refined flour

In prehistory, the wheat was grounded by stone. This prehistoric flour resulted in a raw bread, from whole grains. A more sophisticated process of obtaining flour was thought by the Mesopotamians around 800 BC, they were learning a new method of grinding. Thus appeared the mill, the basis of flour production and nowadays. The resulting flour, whiter and finer, quickly became a symbol of higher status, and the desire to obtain the whitest and most refined bread continued until the modern era.


3. Mechanical slicing

For hundreds of years, the bread whether it’s baguettes or ciabatta was sold in large chunks to be cut at home. But in 1917, a jeweler named Otto Rohwedder created the first mechanical slicer of bread. Initially, the companies were convinced that the housewives would not be interested in buying bread already sliced, and Rohwedder’s car found its place in a bread factory only in 1928. The idea of ​​selling bread already sliced ​​proved to be a great success: in just two years, 90% of the bread sold in stores was sliced.
This evolution of the bread had led to the standard image of the modern world regarding the ideal bread: white, with a crunchy crust and a fluffy interior, cut into perfectly equal slices. In recent years, however, as specialists have shown that white bread is unhealthy (due to excessive grain refining), the consumption of whole-grain bread had spread significantly in Western societies.
Thus, if at the beginning of the twentieth century, for example, the rich ate white bread, and the poor black bread, considered inferior, today the situation is exactly the opposite: the poor eat white bread, while the middle and upper class prefer the whole bread.
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: juan on December 21, 2020, 05:15:23 AM
Congratulations on your win, @juan . But why did it have to be against my Rams!?!
@TigerLily
1.  A Jets win meant my Jaguars move into the first draft pick slot.
2.  A Rams loss meant their first round draft pick potentially comes earlier, and the Jaguars have that pick as a result of the Jaylen Ramsey trade.

It was a double win for the Jaguars.

Fans of the Jaguars are now signing up on a website to play for the team to ensure they lose the last two games.
https://www.bigcatcountry.com/2020/12/21/22174208/we-cant-let-the-jaguars-ruin-the-tank-heres-how-you-can-help-us-get-trevor-lawrence
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: TigerLily on December 21, 2020, 09:10:23 AM
@TigerLily
1.  A Jets win meant my Jaguars move into the first draft pick slot.
2.  A Rams loss meant their first round draft pick potentially comes earlier, and the Jaguars have that pick as a result of the Jaylen Ramsey trade.

It was a double win for the Jaguars.

Fans of the Jaguars are now signing up on a website to play for the team to ensure they lose the last two games.
https://www.bigcatcountry.com/2020/12/21/22174208/we-cant-let-the-jaguars-ruin-the-tank-heres-how-you-can-help-us-get-trevor-lawrence

That makes more sense, @juan . I didn't remember you being a New York fan. Like I've always kind of hated Stupid Seattle. Ahhh. Pre-playoff Season. The happiest time of the year
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: TigerLily on December 21, 2020, 09:21:55 AM
1. Fermentation

The fermentation process is what causes the bread to grow and become fluffy. Ancient unfermented bread, which is consumed in some parts of the world today, was flat, like Oriental pita, Indian naan or Central American tortilla.
Most likely, the first fermented bread was also an accident. This is how the man discovered that the fermentation process changes the texture of the dough, the result being a lighter and more aerated bread. The commercial yeast production, the most widespread dyeing agent, dates from around 300 BC, from ancient Egypt.


2. The refined flour

In prehistory, the wheat was grounded by stone. This prehistoric flour resulted in a raw bread, from whole grains. A more sophisticated process of obtaining flour was thought by the Mesopotamians around 800 BC, they were learning a new method of grinding. Thus appeared the mill, the basis of flour production and nowadays. The resulting flour, whiter and finer, quickly became a symbol of higher status, and the desire to obtain the whitest and most refined bread continued until the modern era.


3. Mechanical slicing

For hundreds of years, the bread whether it’s baguettes or ciabatta was sold in large chunks to be cut at home. But in 1917, a jeweler named Otto Rohwedder created the first mechanical slicer of bread. Initially, the companies were convinced that the housewives would not be interested in buying bread already sliced, and Rohwedder’s car found its place in a bread factory only in 1928. The idea of ​​selling bread already sliced ​​proved to be a great success: in just two years, 90% of the bread sold in stores was sliced.
This evolution of the bread had led to the standard image of the modern world regarding the ideal bread: white, with a crunchy crust and a fluffy interior, cut into perfectly equal slices. In recent years, however, as specialists have shown that white bread is unhealthy (due to excessive grain refining), the consumption of whole-grain bread had spread significantly in Western societies.
Thus, if at the beginning of the twentieth century, for example, the rich ate white bread, and the poor black bread, considered inferior, today the situation is exactly the opposite: the poor eat white bread, while the middle and upper class prefer the whole bread.

Thus the saying, "Greatest thing since slice bread". Interesting societal comment. I, myself much prefer whole grain organic bread which of course now is much more expensive than a loaf of Wonder Bread. I believe you were slightly fermented yourself when you left this post, @Christmas Penis
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: KSM on December 21, 2020, 09:28:10 AM
Thus the saying, "Greatest thing since slice bread". Interesting societal comment. I, myself much prefer whole grain organic bread which of course now is much more expensive than a loaf of Wonder Bread. I believe you were slightly fermented yourself when you left this post, @Christmas Penis

This is not the time, nor the place.  And no I was not "fermented" last night.
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: TigerLily on December 21, 2020, 09:37:05 PM

That Pittsburgh Cincinnati game tonight. Ouch! Sorry @ShayP . An especially ugly first half. Reminded me of the Rams game yesterday. Hey @Christmas Penis . They have a wide receiver from BC on their team
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: KSM on December 21, 2020, 09:51:05 PM
That Pittsburgh Cincinnati game tonight. Ouch! Sorry @ShayP . An especially ugly first half. Reminded me of the Rams game yesterday. Hey @Christmas Penis . They have a wide receiver from BC on their team
@TigerLily   He, the BC boy isn't why they lost.  Rotten game.
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: ShayP on December 22, 2020, 05:08:28 AM
That Pittsburgh Cincinnati game tonight. Ouch! Sorry @ShayP . An especially ugly first half. Reminded me of the Rams game yesterday. Hey @Christmas Penis . They have a wide receiver from BC on their team

@TigerLily I didn't watch the game but I checked the half time score before I went to bed.  I shook my head and chuckled.  The Steelers started 11-0 and suddenly became a mess and lost 3 straight.  They could easily lose the next 2 games too.
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: Walks_At_Night on December 22, 2020, 09:24:06 AM
@TigerLily I didn't watch the game but I checked the half time score before I went to bed.  I shook my head and chuckled.  The Steelers started 11-0 and suddenly became a mess and lost 3 straight.  They could easily lose the next 2 games too.

Hhhmmmm. Seems like a coaching issue. Time for a new head coach. It would seem that Neckbeard just happens to be available. We'll take Mr. Tomlin off your hands.

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Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: TigerLily on December 22, 2020, 09:53:10 AM
Hhhmmmm. Seems like a coaching issue. Time for a new head coach. It would seem that Neckbeard just happens to be available. We'll take Mr. Tomlin off your hands.

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And he was all awesome as a defensive coach at New England. I have to admit. I keep forgetting Detroit even has a team. Too bad. Such a pretty blue and love the lion
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: TigerLily on December 22, 2020, 09:58:26 AM
@TigerLily   He, the BC boy isn't why they lost.  Rotten game.

Did I say he was the reason they lost? He provided one of the few moments of hope for the Steelers. Alas to no avail
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: Walks_At_Night on December 22, 2020, 10:10:32 AM
And he was all awesome as a defensive coach at New England. I have to admit. I keep forgetting Detroit even has a team. Too bad. Such a pretty blue and love the lion

It is Honolulu Blue (https://encycolorpedia.com/006db0) to be precise. Well Mama Ford coughed up control of the team to her daughter. We'll see. Best outcome would be for an NFL contraction and the whole nightmare just goes away.
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: ShayP on December 22, 2020, 10:25:04 AM
Hhhmmmm. Seems like a coaching issue. Time for a new head coach. It would seem that Neckbeard just happens to be available. We'll take Mr. Tomlin off your hands.

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LOL!  No Neckbeard in the 'Burgh, thank you.  ;D  I won't pile on Tomlin because even though I've been a huge critic, but it's the OC.  Randy Fichtner is trash.  He and Ben are best buds, just like with Arians was.  We know how that turned out.  Just like Arians...Fichtner has gotta go.  Our OL is getting weaker and we simply can't run the ball with any regularity.  (I wish we kept Mike Munchak as OL coach)  WR's drop too many passes as well.

Plus I'm so sick of Big Ben I can't wait until he retires.  I loved his talent as a QB but always thought he was a dickhead.  Total diva.
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: ShayP on December 22, 2020, 10:37:58 AM
It is Honolulu Blue (https://encycolorpedia.com/006db0) to be precise. Well Mama Ford coughed up control of the team to her daughter. We'll see. Best outcome would be for an NFL contraction and the whole nightmare just goes away.

Don't say such things!  @Walks_At_Night   ;)   I've always had a fondness for the Lions ever since they drafted Billy Sims.  They do seem to have a curse on them.  They had lot of talent over the years.  It just seems there's always something missing though.  Had a slew of shitty head coaches too.  Who was the last decent one?  Wayne Fontes?

Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: Zetaspeak on December 22, 2020, 12:31:02 PM
I know it's a little lame to talk about your fantasy league... buuut.... I MADE the FINALS of my league lol. I did it in Joe Biden 2020 fashion

My opponent had three Bills players who played Saturday afternoon (QB and WR) and the Bills scored 48 points which meant HUGE points for him. After the Bills game on Saturday I was given less than 25% chance of winning. I thought it was all lost before even any of my players had the chance to get on the field

But my players came through on Sunday and his remaining players were a little below average and I came back and won by 15.

I am so glad they didn't STOP THE COUNT after Saturday's game  ;D
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: Walks_At_Night on December 22, 2020, 12:34:44 PM
Don't say such things!  @Walks_At_Night   ;)   I've always had a fondness for the Lions ever since they drafted Billy Sims.  They do seem to have a curse on them.  They had lot of talent over the years.  It just seems there's always something missing though.  Had a slew of shitty head coaches too.  Who was the last decent one?  Wayne Fontes?

Oh I'll say it. There are too many teams. League would probably be much better off with 4 less. Lions have to go [obviously], Chargers can't draw flies [gone], 'Skins or whatever [mercy killed] and the Browns 2.0 [Cleveland.  Ick. Outta here].

Lions head coaches? Caldwell was decent in a C+ kind of a way. I think Bobby Ross was a solid head coach - he just made some bad draft choices and finally could not handle the lackadaisical Lions "culture" and fled. Gary Moeller I think was a decent head coach, as long as he stayed off the Wild Turkey but he got Millen purged. Fontes was a nightmare - blessed with Barry Sanders, so let's go with a run and shoot offense to give him as little help as humanely possible.  ::)   Bottom line, Buddy Parker was probably the last really good Lions coach. You just have to go back to the Eisenhower presidency to find him.  ;) 
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: PB on December 29, 2020, 05:17:03 PM
Hahaha, gosh some of these players are stupid.  What this guy can't waste his money fast enough, so he's putting the rest in Bitcoin?  If this isn't a signal we're at the top of the Bitcoin market, I don't know what would be.

https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/panthers-russell-okung-becomes-first-nfl-player-to-be-paid-in-bitcoin/ (https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/panthers-russell-okung-becomes-first-nfl-player-to-be-paid-in-bitcoin/)
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: ShayP on December 30, 2020, 08:34:41 AM
Hahaha, gosh some of these players are stupid.  What this guy can't waste his money fast enough, so he's putting the rest in Bitcoin?  If this isn't a signal we're at the top of the Bitcoin market, I don't know what would be.

https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/panthers-russell-okung-becomes-first-nfl-player-to-be-paid-in-bitcoin/ (https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/panthers-russell-okung-becomes-first-nfl-player-to-be-paid-in-bitcoin/)

I never understood the digital currency thing at all.  I still don't.
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: Rikki Gins on December 30, 2020, 12:32:56 PM
The Bills had another convincing win last Sunday night.  Of course, they were playing the defunct Patriots so it was also an easy win.  Got to see Belichick throw a phone down in disgust and that was fun.  Then Newton got replaced with a backup quarterback, and here lies a great hypocrisy with professional football.  Picture yourself being hired to back up a team's primary quarterback.  You are payed millions to be ready to step in at a moments notice and yet, by and large, you aren't needed for an entire year, or years.  Then, when the time finally comes, you enter the game and run plays right up the middle or throw short passes that rarely meet their mark.  And yet millions of bucks will continue to come your way.  Of course there are exceptions like Tony Romo, but somehow I get the impression that good backup quarterbacks are as rare as hen's teeth.
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: ShayP on December 30, 2020, 01:09:59 PM
The Bills had another convincing win last Sunday night.  Of course, they were playing the defunct Patriots so it was also an easy win.  Got to see Belichick throw a phone down in disgust and that was fun.  Then Newton got replaced with a backup quarterback, and here lies a great hypocrisy with professional football.  Picture yourself being hired to back up a team's primary quarterback.  You are payed millions to be ready to step in at a moments notice and yet, by and large, you aren't needed for an entire year, or years.  Then, when the time finally comes, you enter the game and run plays right up the middle or throw short passes that rarely meet their mark.  And yet millions of bucks will continue to come your way.  Of course there are exceptions like Tony Romo, but somehow I get the impression that good backup quarterbacks are as rare as hen's teeth.

Spot on regarding backup QB's.  Aside from exceptions like Tony Romo, there was also Tom Brady taking the reigns after Drew Bledsoe's injury.  He never looked back after that. 
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: PB on December 30, 2020, 02:03:41 PM
I never understood the digital currency thing at all.  I still don't.

I guarantee you this football player doesn't either.
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: Rikki Gins on December 30, 2020, 02:12:08 PM
Spot on regarding backup QB's.  Aside from exceptions like Tony Romo, there was also Tom Brady taking the reigns after Drew Bledsoe's injury.  He never looked back after that.

Using Brady as an example was perfect, Shay.  And then we have ex Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton, who was paid 7 mil. to back up the Dallas Cowboy's Dak Prescott.  I'd like to see him do good.  Is there ever a goofier looking quarterback or is it his butt-ugly hairstyle?  Still, I can't help but like the guy.
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: juan on December 30, 2020, 03:09:16 PM
Assuming the Jaguars are intentionally tanking, Mike Glennon has been the perfect backup quarterback.
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: Billy Joe Mulgreavey on December 30, 2020, 04:29:29 PM
Phillip Rivers=hen's tooth backup?  Certainly not a HOF guy, but he's not doing too shabby for an old guy.
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: TigerLily on January 09, 2021, 06:54:44 PM

The Rams beat the Seahawks! Bwa ha hah!

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Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: Rikki Gins on January 09, 2021, 08:56:40 PM
I wish the Rams well but they certainly had too many injuries during that game.  Their next opponent won't be known until after tomorrow.
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: Zetaspeak on January 10, 2021, 07:13:56 AM
I wish the Rams well but they certainly had too many injuries during that game.  Their next opponent won't be known until after tomorrow.
As a Packer fan I would still feel more comfortable playing The Bears than the Rams

That Colts-Bills game was great, that Colts coach did some bad decisions that cost his team.
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: TigerLily on January 10, 2021, 10:26:05 AM
How bad did Heinicke look by the end of the game last night? He looked like he was totally shellshocked but soldiered on. Pretty brilliantly. His teammates were literally holding him up for a minute after some plays until his eyes unglazed.  Today he has to feel like like the Tampa Bay Express ran over him. Again and again. He deserves some kind of trophy.

I will tell you guys a little story. Tigerlily was a bit of a tomboy growing up. My grade school went up to eighth grade and we always had a daily tag football game going. Of course it usually turned into tackle. I was usually right in the middle of it. When we came back to school after summer break to start eigth grade I noticed the boys had gotten really tall! While I had stayed petite. What the heck! But of course I went right back out to tag. Well. It wasn't long before I got tagged (tackled), fell on the football and broke a rib. That was the end of TigerLily's football career. I think I kind of felt like Heineke looked but without all the medical support

And surprise! Tommy continues on in the playoffs. That man needs to leave his body to science
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: TigerLily on January 10, 2021, 10:38:28 AM
I wish the Rams well but they certainly had too many injuries during that game.  Their next opponent won't be known until after tomorrow.

This was the weirdest season ever by far. Really hard on the players. Replacements coming out to replace replacements. Lots of rehab this season. But I have to admit I loved how quiet it was. You could hear everything the players said and especially the quarterback calls. Added a really interesting dimension
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: TigerLily on January 10, 2021, 10:46:59 AM
As a Packer fan I would still feel more comfortable playing The Bears than the Rams

That Colts-Bills game was great, that Colts coach did some bad decisions that cost his team.

I was rooting for the Colts. I always thought Rivers was better than his team. Or at least his coaching. At least he made it to the playoffs
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: juan on January 17, 2021, 02:45:56 PM
Chad Henne.
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: PB on January 17, 2021, 03:06:52 PM
We've been told for several years now 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh is a top candidate for a head coaching position, and after all that he goes with the Jets.  A complete no win situation, due to the ownership, as we've seen so many times in the past with other sports franchises with horrible ownership.

I really have to wonder about the guy now.  Oh well, I'm sure the 49ers are happy with the two third round picks they get because they had a ''minority'' hired away as head coach elsewhere.
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: TigerLily on January 17, 2021, 11:04:27 PM
Chad Henne.

Well done, Chad! For a while there looked like poor Patrick had no idea where he was

I was hoping Drew would beat Tommy today. I hope Aaron kicks his ass in the snow next week
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: ShayP on January 23, 2021, 07:33:35 PM
So Stafford is going to be traded. @Walks_At_Night  You once said contraction should happen to make the nightmare go away. (paraphrasing)

What the hell is wrong with the Lions?  Has any other team wasted or chased off as much talent as them?  To me it was clear that they needed a supporting cast for their stars throughout the years. (Sanders, Megatron, et al)  It never happened.  Their drafts were awful.   How to fix it?  Sell the team, which probably won't happen.  Lions fans have every right to be frustrated.
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: GravitySucks on January 23, 2021, 08:21:55 PM
So Stafford is going to be traded. @Walks_At_Night  You once said contraction should happen to make the nightmare go away. (paraphrasing)

What the hell is wrong with the Lions?  Has any other team wasted or chased off as much talent as them?  To me it was clear that they needed a supporting cast for their stars throughout the years. (Sanders, Megatron, et al)  It never happened.  Their drafts were awful.   How to fix it?  Sell the team, which probably won't happen.  Lions fans have every right to be frustrated.

Two words. Andre Ware
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: PB on January 23, 2021, 09:00:56 PM
So Stafford is going to be traded...

Only of they find a taker. 

Looking it up - he has $43 million left on his contract over the next two years, and a $62m cap hit.  It looks like they can release him, owe him nothing, and take a $19m cap hit for 2021.

https://www.spotrac.com/nfl/detroit-lions/matthew-stafford-6078/ (https://www.spotrac.com/nfl/detroit-lions/matthew-stafford-6078/)

Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: ShayP on January 24, 2021, 06:51:33 AM
Two words. Andre Ware

Oh jeez.  Forgot about that guy.  That year's draft was weak, even so he should've never been drafted as high as he was.  Poor Lions.
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: ShayP on January 24, 2021, 07:10:42 AM
Only of they find a taker. 

Looking it up - he has $43 million left on his contract over the next two years, and a $62m cap hit.  It looks like they can release him, owe him nothing, and take a $19m cap hit for 2021.

https://www.spotrac.com/nfl/detroit-lions/matthew-stafford-6078/ (https://www.spotrac.com/nfl/detroit-lions/matthew-stafford-6078/)

That's a lot of dead money if they cut him.  I think they can find a taker.  Especially with the teams looking to draft a QB.  Stafford would be a nice bridge until the new guy develops.  Or a team that wants to win right away and feels a QB is the answer.  I could see the Redskins The Football Team as a good fit.  The Jaguars as well.  There are teams with some cap room. 

https://overthecap.com/salary-cap-space/   (https://overthecap.com/salary-cap-space/)

I'm trying to imagine what the Lions would want in return.   Stafford is a quality QB even though he's had some injuries.  Maybe a 1st round pick this year, a current rostered player, and a future 3rd round pick.  It's fun playing armchair GM.  :D

Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: PB on January 24, 2021, 07:36:30 AM
... I'm trying to imagine what the Lions would want in return.   Stafford is a quality QB even though he's had some injuries.  Maybe a 1st round pick this year, a current rostered player, and a future 3rd round pick.  It's fun playing armchair GM.  :D

To me his contract is like being underwater with a loan on a nice car.

Maybe someone that really wants it would be willing to take over the payments, but they shouldn't be expected to kick in much to do so.

And yet there's hope, we see GMs do this all the time (see: Nets and James Harden)
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: juan on January 24, 2021, 03:37:21 PM
@KSM @Bart Ell and other guitar players - what do you think of this Hendrix wannabe playing the Star Spangled Banner at the Buffalo/KC game?
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: KSM on January 24, 2021, 03:42:23 PM
@KSM @Bart Ell and other guitar players - what do you think of this Hendrix wannabe playing the Star Spangled Banner at the Buffalo/KC game?
@juan  link?
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: juan on January 24, 2021, 03:51:06 PM
It was just on actual broadcast tv
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: TigerLily on January 24, 2021, 11:34:07 PM
@KSM @Bart Ell and other guitar players - what do you think of this Hendrix wannabe playing the Star Spangled Banner at the Buffalo/KC game?

You didn't ask me but I thought he was good. Acceptable to a wide listening audience.  But the brawl was the best part. And I thought the zebras showed good judgment the way they handled it

Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: juan on January 25, 2021, 03:52:48 AM
I found it derivative - channeling my inner post-modernism.
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: Bart Ell on January 25, 2021, 03:55:36 AM
@KSM @Bart Ell and other guitar players - what do you think of this Hendrix wannabe playing the Star Spangled Banner at the Buffalo/KC game?

At first I thought it was a Make A Wish winner but the I saw it was one of those School Of Rock kids.
Too noisy for me.
Also very racist to mention Hendrix.

Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: KSM on January 25, 2021, 11:44:04 AM
@KSM @Bart Ell and other guitar players - what do you think of this Hendrix wannabe playing the Star Spangled Banner at the Buffalo/KC game?
For the most part I liked it but sure enough he had to start noodling near the end and that always pisses me. It's no different than singers who throw in all kinds of vocal acrobatics during an anthem.  Stick to the formula with an anthem. At least he didn't kneel and play  ;D
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: Zetaspeak on January 25, 2021, 02:07:01 PM
I been having a pretty decent 2021 and the Packers and the NFL had to spoil it!! I got a lot of rage over this game from the refs, to coaching decision to executions' of some of the plays  :-\

That was painful
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: juan on January 25, 2021, 02:15:36 PM
I personally think my Hendrix impression was better - done on a metal, not plastic, kazoo, SM58 hooked to a Fender amp with a spring reverb, conveniently placed where I could kick it at appropriate points.
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: PB on January 25, 2021, 03:24:24 PM
... singers who throw in all kinds of vocal acrobatics during an anthem...

What about non-singers?

Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: Walks_At_Night on January 25, 2021, 05:55:41 PM
So Stafford is going to be traded. @Walks_At_Night  You once said contraction should happen to make the nightmare go away. (paraphrasing)

What the hell is wrong with the Lions?  Has any other team wasted or chased off as much talent as them?  To me it was clear that they needed a supporting cast for their stars throughout the years. (Sanders, Megatron, et al)  It never happened.  Their drafts were awful.   How to fix it?  Sell the team, which probably won't happen.  Lions fans have every right to be frustrated.


@ShayP Good for Stafford. As PaperBoy pointed out, he won't be easy to move but perhaps someone like the Colts or the Pats would want him. At least he'll have a chance to maybe accomplish something in the years he has left. With this latest head coach hiring debacle, I guess it was too much even for Stafford to swallow. It was obvious the neckbeard had to be fired - even to the Ford's but who to replace him with? A proven retread like Marvin Lewis? Nah. A successful younger guy like Pederson who isn't dead inside yet? Nah. That arsehole Meyer who has succeeded at every place he has ever been? Nope. What about a young hot shot like Bieniemy or Saleh [a Detroit area native]. No way. We'll give to an obscure Tight End coach of all people [maybe because he was the only one that would take it?]. Not only that we'll give him a six year deal - just to lock in the suckage.

The franchise can't be fixed. The league really needs contraction and the Lions should be at the top of the hit list. It doesn't have to be a painful end but it has to end. Maybe one of those new fancy looking death machines? Just put Roary the Lion in there, hit the button and watch him slip away.

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Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: TigerLily on January 25, 2021, 10:33:14 PM

@ShayP Good for Stafford. As PaperBoy pointed out, he won't be easy to move but perhaps someone like the Colts or the Pats would want him. At least he'll have a chance to maybe accomplish something in the years he has left. With this latest head coach hiring debacle, I guess it was too much even for Stafford to swallow. It was obvious the neckbeard had to be fired - even to the Ford's but who to replace him with? A proven retread like Marvin Lewis? Nah. A successful younger guy like Pederson who isn't dead inside yet? Nah. That arsehole Meyer who has succeeded at every place he has ever been? Nope. What about a young hot shot like Bieniemy or Saleh [a Detroit area native]. No way. We'll give to an obscure Tight End coach of all people [maybe because he was the only one that would take it?]. Not only that we'll give him a six year deal - just to lock in the suckage.

The franchise can't be fixed. The league really needs contraction and the Lions should be at the top of the hit list. It doesn't have to be a painful end but it has to end. Maybe one of those new fancy looking death machines? Just put Roary the Lion in there, hit the button and watch him slip away.

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I'll take the lion. You deal with Management
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: Walks_At_Night on January 26, 2021, 05:20:56 AM
I'll take the lion. You deal with Management

Ok. You get Roary. Everything else gets the Carthage solution.

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Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: TigerLily on January 26, 2021, 10:36:45 AM
Ok. You get Roary. Everything else gets the Carthage solution.

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Hmmm. Black mane. Possibilities. We shall make you the Washington Lion. Unless they are getting the axe too

Please. While you're at it. Kill the the Chargers
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: ShayP on January 26, 2021, 10:57:08 AM
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I don't even know what I'm looking at.  @Walks_At_Night
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: ShayP on January 26, 2021, 10:58:07 AM
Everything else gets the Carthage solution.

That's pretty harsh, but probably necessary.  ;D
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: ShayP on January 26, 2021, 10:58:51 AM
Please. While you're at it. Kill the the Chargers

Agreed.
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: Walks_At_Night on January 26, 2021, 05:05:28 PM
Agreed.

Ok. Lions, Chargers and whatever Washington is now gets the chop.  We need one more. On principle I'd offer up Cleveland but they actually show some life. 
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: Walks_At_Night on January 26, 2021, 05:07:14 PM
I don't even know what I'm looking at.  @Walks_At_Night

@ShayP  One of those fancy, dancy death panel machines. They put you in there. Hit the button and croak you right out. All in award winning industrial design biodegradable style.

https://www.dezeen.com/2019/05/22/philip-nitschke-death-pod-design/
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: PB on January 26, 2021, 05:30:24 PM
Ok. Lions, Chargers and whatever Washington is now gets the chop.  We need one more...

Raiders?  Cow bois?  Rams?  Ok, Seattle it is.
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: TigerLily on January 26, 2021, 08:37:45 PM
Raiders?  Cow bois?  Rams?  Ok, Seattle it is.

If Raiders stayed in Oakland I'd say no way. But they have been changing places like a two dollar whore

Seattle's stadium is better than the team

Cowboys are never fully healthy enough for me to have an opinion

DO NOT TOUCH MY RAMS. Although Ciardelo did make an intriguing offer

Send Raiders back to Oakland and kill ... Seahawks or Cowboys. Or both
Title: Stafford for Goff
Post by: Walks_At_Night on January 30, 2021, 09:49:58 PM
Well enjoy Stafford @TigerLily   Hope it works out for you. He's good and should be motivated with a fighting chance at success. You'll enjoy Mrs. Stafford out there.  :P  Kind of sucks there is so much money tied up in Goff - will be hard to flip him. I guess he'll have to stick around for at least a year. Hope he can adjust - swimming pools, movie stars and nothing but on field success to a post industrial, dystopian nightmare of despair and losing.
Title: Re: Stafford for Goff
Post by: TigerLily on January 30, 2021, 09:59:16 PM
Well enjoy Stafford @TigerLily   Hope it works out for you. He's good and should be motivated with a fighting chance at success. You'll enjoy Mrs. Stafford out there.  :P  Kind of sucks there is so much money tied up in Goff - will be hard to flip him. I guess he'll have to stick around for at least a year. Hope he can adjust - swimming pools, movie stars and nothing but on field success to a post industrial, dystopian nightmare of despair and losing.

Well. That was stupid. I hate it already. Poor Jared. Yeah. I think Stafford will be motivated but will it matter?

Just looked up Kelly Hall. She's going to looove LA (sarcasm). And I'm sure LA will love her right back (again with the sarcasm)
Title: Re: Stafford for Goff
Post by: Walks_At_Night on January 30, 2021, 10:05:31 PM
Well. That was stupid. I hate it already. Poor Jared. Yeah. I think Stafford will be motivated but will it matter?
"will it matter?"

Probably not. Rams still may not get their Super Bowl win and the Lions? They'll just draft a ham fisted tight end, or a tackle that can't pass block or a wide receiver that O.D.'s.  Groovy.
Title: Re: Stafford for Goff
Post by: PB on January 30, 2021, 10:15:05 PM
"will it matter?"

Probably not. Rams still may not get their Super Bowl win and the Lions? They'll just draft a ham fisted tight end, or a tackle that can't pass block or a wide receiver that O.D.'s.  Groovy...

''The Rams, after trading for Stafford, will go seven consecutive seasons without making a first-round pick. They traded their 2016 and 2017 firsts to move up for Goff in the 2016 draft. They traded their 2018 first for wide receiver Brandin Cooks, their 2019 first-rounder to the Falcons for second and third-round picks, and their 2020 and 2021 first-rounders to the Jaguars for Jalen Ramsey...''

And the 2022 and 2023 first round picks to get out of Goff's contract and get Stafford.

At least the streak will only go on 3 more years.  Unless they make another trade.

https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/lions-trade-matthew-stafford-to-the-rams-for-two-first-round-picks-a-third-round-pick-and-jared-goff/ (https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/lions-trade-matthew-stafford-to-the-rams-for-two-first-round-picks-a-third-round-pick-and-jared-goff/)
Title: Re: Stafford for Goff
Post by: Walks_At_Night on January 30, 2021, 10:20:48 PM
''The Rams, after trading for Stafford, will go seven consecutive seasons without making a first-round pick. They traded their 2016 and 2017 firsts to move up for Goff in the 2016 draft. They traded their 2018 first for wide receiver Brandin Cooks, their 2019 first-rounder to the Falcons for second and third-round picks, and their 2020 and 2021 first-rounders to the Jaguars for Jalen Ramsey...''

And the 2022 and 2023 first round picks to get out of Goff's contract and get Stafford.

At least the streak will only go on 3 more years.  Unless they make another trade.

https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/lions-trade-matthew-stafford-to-the-rams-for-two-first-round-picks-a-third-round-pick-and-jared-goff/ (https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/lions-trade-matthew-stafford-to-the-rams-for-two-first-round-picks-a-third-round-pick-and-jared-goff/)

They read the mans book I guess:
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Title: Re: Stafford for Goff
Post by: PB on January 31, 2021, 03:26:22 AM
They read the mans book I guess...

George Allen coaching the Rams and Redskins.  I remember him, being slammed for trading his future picks away year after year, although it was a bit before I started watching football.  Even so, I think it worked out, his teams were pretty good all those years (his NFL coaching record 116-47-5, but just 2-7 in the playoffs). 

Jared Goff.  Cal is the local team, and I remember being surprised he was drafted, let alone the #1 overall pick.  Goff was a product of the Sonny Dykes Air Raid offense system (no huddle, shotgun, 4 WR, spread).  Any adequate QB is going to rack up completions and yards.  I don't think there's anything special about Jared Goff.
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: ShayP on January 31, 2021, 08:07:15 AM
I haven't fully processed this trade yet but my initial feeling is this is a big win for Detroit.  The only negative I see is taking on Goff's guaranteed money.  Other than that, if Detroit can draft well and add some more pieces to the roster I think Goff can flourish.  "IF" they draft well.  That rarely happens though.

If Stafford stays healthy he'll be a great addition to the Rams and will immediately uplift the spirits of that receiving core.  Actually the whole offense in general.  I imagine there is excitement there in getting the veteran QB.

Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: PB on January 31, 2021, 11:22:14 AM
... I think Goff can flourish...

If they implement his college system for him.  And until the league catches up with it.  Like Tebow and Kapernick.  Although he can certainly run a pro-set better than they could.
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: PB on February 05, 2021, 10:16:04 PM
This Super Bowl may have the lowest ratings of all time - just like the rest of the games this season.  I won't be watching, but I hope Tom Brady kicks ass and wins another one.
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: Rikki Gins on February 06, 2021, 01:19:01 AM
This Super Bowl may have the lowest ratings of all time - just like the rest of the games this season.  I won't be watching, but I hope Tom Brady kicks ass and wins another one.

I'd like to see Tom win another one as well.  KC played like supermen last game though and they might run away with it.  I foresee an injured quarterback but am not sure which one.
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: PB on February 06, 2021, 04:32:56 AM
I'd like to see Tom win another one as well.  KC played like supermen last game though and they might run away with it.  I foresee an injured quarterback but am not sure which one.

This will be Super Bowl 55.

Doing a little math, after today Brady will have played in 18% of them.  He will have played in 23% of the SBs since he was born, and 48% of the SBs that have been played since he was drafted and came into the league.
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: TigerLily on February 06, 2021, 10:47:04 AM

The good news SUPER BOWL TOMORROW! The bad news NO MORE FOOTBALL UNTIL SEPTEMBER

The young superstar vs. The old (?) GOAT that seems to be able to make any team Superbowl worthy

I guess I will root for an awesome game with amazing gunslinging
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: PB on February 06, 2021, 03:08:41 PM
I wonder how many TVs will be turned off as soon as these insufferable illiterate entitled clods insult the flag and the country during pregame?  Or are they still doing that, I don't even know. 

How many TVs won't even be turned on in the first place?
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: GravitySucks on February 07, 2021, 07:40:50 PM
https://twitter.com/mattwalshblog/status/1358611137835773953
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: PB on February 07, 2021, 08:37:11 PM
https://twitter.com/mattwalshblog/status/1358611137835773953

Lol
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: PB on February 07, 2021, 08:37:52 PM
Can this be the end of the Patruck Maholms worship, at least for a few weeks?  Turns out he isn't going to win every Super Bowl until he decides to retire
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: Walks_At_Night on February 07, 2021, 09:05:02 PM
^^^^ Along those lines.

There are tons of articles fawning over Mahomes the QB and rightly so. He is a great football player. This one however was over the top:
Patrick Mahomes’ Dad Is a Professional Baseball Legend—Meet His Parents  (https://sports.yahoo.com/patrick-mahomes-dad-professional-baseball-170043068.html). Mahomes the pitcher (https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/m/mahompa01.shtml) was hardly a legend. He was good enough to make the Majors - that in itself is a real accomplishment but Mahomes the pitcher was a horrid Major Leaguer. Real bad. In fact, the sabermetrics show that he might be the 2nd worst MLB pitcher that threw over 700 innings since World War Two (http://www.banishedtothepen.com/pat-mahomes/).  Legendary only in that it was amazing he got the ball as much as he did, -2.4 WaR.  Ick.........
Title: Re: NFL Football
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Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: GravitySucks on February 07, 2021, 09:21:03 PM
Can this be the end of the Patruck Maholms worship, at least for a few weeks?  Turns out he isn't going to win every Super Bowl until he decides to retire

https://twitter.com/nunbergsam/status/1358634499958050822
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: TigerLily on February 07, 2021, 10:53:37 PM

SUPER BOWL LV

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Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: Rikki Gins on February 08, 2021, 12:30:19 AM
I was happy to see Champa Bay win this one.  It was quite a surprise to see KC shut down after halftime, speaking of which I had never heard of the guy who did the halftime show but he was quite dynamic and a very good singer to boot.
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: PB on February 08, 2021, 12:53:12 AM
... I had never heard of the guy who did the halftime show...

The Weekend, lol?  Either we've run out of good nicknames, or run out of entertainers with imaginations
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: PB on February 08, 2021, 12:54:27 AM
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Oh dear, i guess the doofy looking guy was supposed to win?
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: Bart Ell on February 08, 2021, 05:24:06 AM
The Weekend, lol?  Either we've run out of good nicknames, or run out of entertainers with imaginations
You miss the days of imaginative names like The Crickets?
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: ShayP on February 08, 2021, 06:30:03 AM
Can this be the end of the Patruck Maholms worship, at least for a few weeks?

I sure hope so.
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: TigerLily on February 08, 2021, 12:55:01 PM
I was happy to see Champa Bay win this one.  It was quite a surprise to see KC shut down after halftime, speaking of which I had never heard of the guy who did the halftime show but he was quite dynamic and a very good singer to boot.

I love your positivity. I didn't care who won though both were deserving in their own way and I was happy my Gronk got two touchdowns. Just wanted an exciting game fought to the bitter end. I thought the halftime was too flash and not enough substance. Thus, the face
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: Up All Night on February 08, 2021, 01:13:15 PM
Just praise for the Bucs DC Todd Bowles

Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: Zetaspeak on February 08, 2021, 01:25:19 PM
I liked the halftime show mostly because it was different from the norm. Not the usual stage in mid-field with obvious planted fans surrounding it.

I like the visual stimulation of the backdrop and the end utiliting the whole field. Blinding Lights is a fun track. But I did think when I saw everyone wearing red jackets and zombie walk on the field we would get a Thriller cover.

As for the game, my Packers lost in the conference so was hard to get too into it when your team gets so close but ends up so far.
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: Rikki Gins on February 08, 2021, 01:35:15 PM
I liked the halftime show mostly because it was different from the norm. Not the usual stage in mid-field with obvious planted fans surrounding it.

I like the visual stimulation of the backdrop and the end utiliting the whole field. Blinding Lights is a fun track. But I did think when I saw everyone wearing red jackets and zombie walk on the field we would get a Thriller cover.

As for the game, my Packers lost in the conference so was hard to get too into it when your team gets so close but ends up so far.

Nicely put, Zeta.  I especially enjoyed that somewhat claustrophobic hall of mirrors segment.
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: Up All Night on February 09, 2021, 03:22:24 PM
Congratulations to #88 Drew Pearson - HOF Inductee

Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: PB on February 10, 2021, 04:37:17 PM
Haha, screw Nike

Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: Up All Night on February 11, 2021, 05:01:03 PM
Word is the Cowboys are interested.

Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: damon on February 14, 2021, 09:52:06 PM
https://www.cnbc.com/2021/02/13/why-the-super-bowl-is-losing-the-18-49-demographic.html
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: sean92008 on February 14, 2021, 10:34:13 PM
If I had a nickel for every minute of football I watched this year, I don't think it could buy a soda outside the front of a Walmart. No, correct that, I could not buy a soda outside of a Walmart.
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: PB on February 14, 2021, 11:09:06 PM
https://www.cnbc.com/2021/02/13/why-the-super-bowl-is-losing-the-18-49-demographic.html

Ever since I got completely turned off by pro sports (after a few too many strikes and way too much exposure to the players by outlets like ESPN) I hoped to see a league or two collapse in my lifetime.  Companies and people tend to spend all their money (and borrow even more) no matter how much they bring in, and any reduction can be disastrous.

No ticket sales, terrible ratings, the NFL and NBA, and maybe even MLB may be closer to the brink than they realize.  That would be wonderful.
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: Zetaspeak on February 15, 2021, 07:37:34 PM
https://www.cnbc.com/2021/02/13/why-the-super-bowl-is-losing-the-18-49-demographic.html

What's kind of fascinating is that most of the NFL TV contracts expire 2022 (MNF/ESPN expire this year) and almost all reports think the TV contract price tag will actually go up. Especially now with streaming services getting into it. The reason is evenif with ratings are going down, Live Events is a huge want for TV channels because other regular shows people TIVO or stream & watch later and fast forward the commercials, Live TV/ sports you watch Live and more likely to watch the commercials, so advertisers really like that.

https://nypost.com/2020/12/16/nfls-monster-tv-deals-with-networks-amazon-will-surpass-100b/ (https://nypost.com/2020/12/16/nfls-monster-tv-deals-with-networks-amazon-will-surpass-100b/)

Current NFL TV deals (source Wikipedia)

Broadcaster           Term       Yearly

ESPN / Disney    2014–21    $1.9bn   
DirecTV / AT&T    2015–22    $1.5bn   
NFL Network    Unknown    $1.3bn   
Fox: NFC Sunday 2014–22    $1.1bn   
CBS / Viacom    2014–22    $1.03bn
NBC / Comcast    2014–22    $950m   
Fox: Thursdays    2018–22    $660m   
Yahoo! / Verizon    2018–22    $450m   
ABC Wildcard       Unknown  $100m
Amazon            2020–22    $65m+
Westwood Radio  2009–10   ~$15m



Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: Up All Night on March 09, 2021, 01:56:31 PM
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: Kidnostad on March 09, 2021, 02:44:01 PM


Dak who? 
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: Up All Night on March 09, 2021, 03:17:04 PM
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: PB on March 09, 2021, 05:53:36 PM
Dak Prescott highest paid QB YouTube video

Great news!  Giving all that money to a mediocre QB means they will have less to spend elsewhere under the team salary cap, and will never be good. 
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: PB on March 11, 2021, 08:26:40 AM
It's beginning.

The NFL team salary cap for 2021 is $182.5 million, down from last year's $198.2 million.  The annual salary cap is based on the previous year's league revenue.  Teams already have trouble re-signing their own players, and going after free agents when the salary cap increases each year. 

Most key players already have their contracts for 2021 - but typically those contracts are not guaranteed and the teams can release them.  With less money available, this is going to happen more than usual this offseason.  We're already seeing it.  I think most teams are at or close to the limit already, so there is going to be chaos regarding keeping and signing players.

In a perfect world, the players who caused this by turning off the fans would be the ones released, and then re-signed somewhere else for the minimum.


Next up, the NBA.  They too have a team salary cap based on league revenue, and they too have lower revenue because their players went out of their way to alienate their fans.  They're in an even worst situation than he NFL - they can't dump contracts, and their revenue will have fallen by a much larger percentage. 
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: ShayP on March 29, 2021, 06:21:51 AM
The NFL going to a 17 game season is just dumb.
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: Walks_At_Night on March 29, 2021, 04:22:44 PM
The NFL going to a 17 game season is just dumb.

Vinny Testaverde stands ready to handle the Steelers 17th game QB duties:
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Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: Up All Night on April 05, 2021, 09:56:52 PM
You gotta check this Vikings Blogger's reaction out about half way into his transmission, when he learns about Viking CB Jeff Gladney's 3rd Degree Felony Assault alleged actions...

Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: PB on April 06, 2021, 12:25:49 AM
You gotta check this Vikings Blogger's reaction out about half way into his transmission, when he learns about Viking CB Jeff Gladney's 3rd Degree Felony Assault alleged actions...

NFL players are criminals, who knew?

I wonder if he's a Timberwoofs fan too.
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: StarrMountain on April 22, 2021, 04:35:12 PM
The NFL thread is the closest to a soccer thread I could find for this video.


Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: Up All Night on May 06, 2021, 08:05:42 AM
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: juan on May 06, 2021, 09:04:17 AM
Probably wants to get out of town because everyone on the team knew Danica finally kicked his ass.
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: PB on May 06, 2021, 09:29:21 AM
The Packers were a pretty good team in need of offensive line protection for QB Rogers, as well as wide receivers for him to throw to.

So what does the GM do in the 2020 NFL draft?  Uses their first round pick on a QB, apparently thinking he'll be Rogers replacement in, what, a year or two?

I don't blame him for wanting out.

Title: Re: NFL Football
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Title: Re: NFL Football
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Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: TigerLily on September 08, 2021, 10:45:49 PM
OH HAPPY DAY!

First regular season game is tomorrow night!!!!!!

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Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: Rikki Gins on September 09, 2021, 09:14:47 PM
What a great season opener this game was.  Close throughout and won in the last few seconds.  The Bucs deserved the win but will certainly have to watch turnovers and penalties.  They almost lost the game because of them.  Dak and the Cowboys are looking strong.
Title: Goff
Post by: Walks_At_Night on September 20, 2021, 06:12:34 PM
Haven't really watched much NFL since 2015 when Calvin Johnson retired. Yet another great players career wasted by the Lions. Swore the whole thing off at that point and life has been good.

Lions are on Monday Night Football tonight so I thought I would give it a watch to check out Jared Goff. Stafford is good - very good indeed. However, Goff seems fine. If the Lions don't draft some cans of corn with those picks it should turn out okay for them.   
Title: Re: Goff
Post by: PB on September 20, 2021, 07:50:18 PM
Haven't really watched much NFL since 2015 when Calvin Johnson retired. Yet another great players career wasted by the Lions. Swore the whole thing off at that point and life has been good.

Lions are on Monday Night Football tonight so I thought I would give it a watch to check out Jared Goff. Stafford is good - very good indeed. However, Goff seems fine. If the Lions don't draft some cans of corn with those picks it should turn out okay for them.

Goff played here at Cal Berkeley.  Now I admit I didn't much follow the team those years - haven't since a bunch of selfish players like MeShawn Jackson shit the bed - but I was shocked he was even drafted.
Title: Re: Goff
Post by: Walks_At_Night on September 20, 2021, 08:12:34 PM
Goff played here at Cal Berkeley.  Now I admit I didn't much follow the team those years - haven't since a bunch of selfish players like MeShawn Jackson shit the bed - but I was shocked he was even drafted.

Ok. Well he collapsed in the second half. Goff blows.  Maybe in 6 more years, I'll watch a game again.
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: Zetaspeak on September 22, 2021, 03:32:04 PM
What's kind of fascinating is that most of the NFL TV contracts expire 2022 (MNF/ESPN expire this year) and almost all reports think the TV contract price tag will actually go up. Especially now with streaming services getting into it. The reason is evenif with ratings are going down, Live Events is a huge want for TV channels because other regular shows people TIVO or stream & watch later and fast forward the commercials, Live TV/ sports you watch Live and more likely to watch the commercials, so advertisers really like that.

https://nypost.com/2020/12/16/nfls-monster-tv-deals-with-networks-amazon-will-surpass-100b/ (https://nypost.com/2020/12/16/nfls-monster-tv-deals-with-networks-amazon-will-surpass-100b/)

Current NFL TV deals (source Wikipedia)

Broadcaster           Term       Yearly

ESPN / Disney    2014–21    $1.9bn   
DirecTV / AT&T    2015–22    $1.5bn   
NFL Network    Unknown    $1.3bn   
Fox: NFC Sunday 2014–22    $1.1bn   
CBS / Viacom    2014–22    $1.03bn
NBC / Comcast    2014–22    $950m   
Fox: Thursdays    2018–22    $660m   
Yahoo! / Verizon    2018–22    $450m   
ABC Wildcard       Unknown  $100m
Amazon            2020–22    $65m+
Westwood Radio  2009–10   ~$15m

Last year there was a lot of talk of boycotts and ratings going down etc. I heard reports and believed them that the TV rights will go up in price. THey came in during this summer for 2022/2023 season and they did indeed go up per year

ESPN / Disney    2014–21    $1.9bn   /  2022-33  $2.7bn
Fox: NFC Sunday 2014–22    $1.1bn   /  2023-33  $2.2bn
CBS / Viacom    2014–22    $1.03bn /  2023-33  $2.1bn
NBC / Comcast    2014-22    $950m  /  2023-33  $2bn
Fox: Thursdays    2018–22    $660m  /   2023-33  $1bn (Amazon Thursday)

It went from $5.6 Billion a year (Just TV rights) to $10 Billion a year. Direct TV/ATT both partnered for Sunday ticket at a cost of $1.5 Billion a year, that is up at 2023 also that will be another bidding war.



 
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: PB on September 22, 2021, 04:59:03 PM
Last year there was a lot of talk of boycotts and ratings going down etc. I heard reports and believed them that the TV rights will go up in price. THey came in during this summer for 2022/2023 season and they did indeed go up per year

ESPN / Disney    2014–21    $1.9bn   /  2022-33  $2.7bn
Fox: NFC Sunday 2014–22    $1.1bn   /  2023-33  $2.2bn
CBS / Viacom    2014–22    $1.03bn /  2023-33  $2.1bn
NBC / Comcast    2014-22    $950m  /  2023-33  $2bn
Fox: Thursdays    2018–22    $660m  /   2023-33  $1bn (Amazon Thursday)

It went from $5.6 Billion a year (Just TV rights) to $10 Billion a year. Direct TV/ATT both partnered for Sunday ticket at a cost of $1.5 Billion a year, that is up at 2023 also that will be another bidding war.

I hope the NFL collapses, and these network sports departments go broke
Title: Re: Steelers
Post by: ShayP on September 26, 2021, 02:03:17 PM
I believe that their O-line is the worst they've had in my lifetime.  These guys are trash.  No push in the running game.  They get stood up in the passing game.  They look lost.  They honestly look like they've never played the position before.  I doubt Big Ben makes it passed game 6 before he's out for the year with an injury.  That may be a good thing though because I'm sick of him.

The analysts were bragging how he has the quickest release of any QB so far.  That's not necessarily a good thing.  The guy is scared.  He's getting popped regularly.  He's running for his life.  Then you see guys like Tom Brady that seem to just stay in the pocket as long as he wants and is never touched.  He also has a quick release but doesn't need to hurry.

It's going to be a long season.
Title: Re: Steelers
Post by: ItsOver on September 26, 2021, 03:19:20 PM
I believe that their O-line is the worst they've had in my lifetime.  These guys are trash.  No push in the running game.  They get stood up in the passing game.  They look lost.  They honestly look like they've never played the position before.  I doubt Big Ben makes it passed game 6 before he's out for the year with an injury.  That may be a good thing though because I'm sick of him.

The analysts were bragging how he has the quickest release of any QB so far.  That's not necessarily a good thing.  The guy is scared.  He's getting popped regularly.  He's running for his life.  Then you see guys like Tom Brady that seem to just stay in the pocket as long as he wants and is never touched.  He also has a quick release but doesn't need to hurry.

It's going to be a long season.
Oof. 
Title: Re: Steelers
Post by: PB on September 26, 2021, 05:53:04 PM
...  He's getting popped regularly...

Like Schmo?
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: Up All Night on October 06, 2021, 03:10:42 AM
Here's the low down on who the woman is. Urban already knew her...



Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: ItsOver on October 06, 2021, 07:44:00 AM
Here's the low down on who the woman is. Urban already knew her...



Heh... who’d ever think Nebraska would take Urban down.

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Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: PB on October 11, 2021, 06:45:41 PM
In January 2018 former coach Jon Gruden signed a 10 year $100 million deal to return to the Raiders.

Chucky made it 3 and a half years before having to resign.  Not bad.  I'm guessing the owner is glad to get out from under that contract.
Title: Re: NFL Football
Post by: Gd5150 on October 11, 2021, 07:35:36 PM
In January 2018 former coach Jon Gruden signed a 10 year $100 million deal to return to the Raiders.

Chucky made it 3 and a half years before having to resign.  Not bad.  I'm guessing the owner is glad to get out from under that contract.

How long did ESPN enable him as their #1 commentator for a decade. They should be shut down too.