NFL thread. Because I feel so lost without one!

Discussion in 'Other Sports' started by Badams, Sep 6, 2012.

  1. flyingsit

    flyingsit Well-Known Member

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    I think the players' collective bargaining agreement probably doesn't allow for them to sit out en masse.

    It would be interesting to see some kind of coordinated action, however, like maybe every team doing a kneel-down on the first play of next weekend's game.
     
  2. Vash01

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    The only thing that will move them is hurting their pocketbooks but we know it's not going to happen.
     
  3. Cyn

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    Looks like the lockout is over!!

    Refs Due Back Thursday Night (ESPN Article)

     
  4. Theatregirl1122

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    "The call at the end of the game was totally right!... in other news, we coincidentally solved the lockout!" Mhmmm.
     
  5. Vash01

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    If something good came out of something bad- at least the NFL felt the pressure to end the lockout soon.

    OTOH I am wondering if the outcome of this game will hurt or help the teams involved at the end of the season? One win/loss CAN make a difference in the NFL. Seattle could edge out my Cardinals for a wildcard spot, or Green Bay could lose their home field advantage in one or more of the playoff games- it may even lose a wild card spot. The only way to avoid that kind of situation would have been for the NFL to admit the mistake and reverse the outcome of the game that was already over.
     
  6. Veronika

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    I wish they could reverse the outcome--it would be unprecedented, but the NFL has already admitted that the Packers should have won based on the fact that offensive pass interference should have been called. :wall:

    I'd be fine with a tie at this point. :slinkaway
     
  7. Vash01

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    Typically the NFL and even the teams don't argue too much about a PI toward the end of the game; it's often a subjective call and it's non-reviewable. What made a lot of people irate was not the PI call but the refusal of the NFL to admit mistake on the actual catch at the end. The Packers player clearly caught the ball with two hands, came down with it, held it close to his chest while the Seahawk player was only keeping one hand on the ball, and trying to pull it away from the Packer. It was not a simultaneous possession; many experts have said that, and yet the NFL said in its statement that it was simultaneous possession, instead of admitting that the officials made the wrong call, even after reviewing that play.

    A tie will not be fair either, because GB clearly won that game. If the Seahawks player had 50% share of that catch, I think the only complaints would have been about the PI non-call, and there are plenty of those even by regular refs, particularly on a hail-mary. This call was so blatantly wrong that the NFL should have at least admitted the mistake, even if they did not change the outcome of the game.
     
  8. milanessa

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  9. galaxygirl

    galaxygirl Ma name's Beckeh

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    Buffalo?
     
  10. milanessa

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    Yes X 1000. :wuzrobbed:
     
  11. galaxygirl

    galaxygirl Ma name's Beckeh

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    Sorry. :(
     
  12. Badams

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    :wall::fragile:
     
  13. Yehudi

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    you'd think we'd be used to it by now.
     
  14. milanessa

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    It doesn't hurt less, though, does it? :(
     
  15. jenny12

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    Awww, I thought the Giants would pull it out at the end. Oh well. It's probably better (considering recent history) for them to get off to a slow start.
     
  16. Vash01

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  17. jenny12

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    What an incredibly horrific night for Tony Romo! :yikes:
     
  18. Vash01

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    It was unbearable to watch. I changed the channel. Are the Cowboys really this bad offensively or are the Bears really that good? In the 3rd Q, after the Dallas defense gave their offense ball on the Bears' 35 yd line, the very first pass by Romo was intercepted. Truly disgusting.
     
  19. flyingsit

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    I guess he was doing his Jay Cutler impersonation.
     
  20. jenny12

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    Yeah, although it looked like Jay Cutler did his own Jay Cutler impersonation when he was ignoring his offensive coordinator on the sideline. However, that probably was the best game he ever played. The Dallas Cowboy's weak-sauce defense probably had a lot to do with it though.

    The Bears are quite good defensively, but usually their offense holds them back. Cutler did well last night, but I'm not confident he can keep it up.
     
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    The NFL's 300-Pound Fashion Victims
    Nike's New Form-Fitting Jerseys Make Big Guys Feel Tubby


    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390444592404578032580348686340.html

    :rofl:
     
  22. BigB08822

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    These guys think that because they are professional athletes that they aren't fat. :lol: You are still fat, you are just supposed to be fat and are probably in much better shape than most people of your size.
     
  23. milanessa

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    My Niners are certainly SUCKING today! grrrr
     
  26. jenny12

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    Yeah, they've been playing so well, I was surprised to see that kind of game. I'm not surprised that the Giants pulled out a win consider they are the defending champs, but I didn't see today's game coming at all.
     
  27. Vash01

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    This was a bad day for all the teams I was rooting for.

    The Cardinals played horrible in the second half and lost to lowly Buffalo. To make things worse for them, the Seahawks beat the Patriots.

    The Cowboys played very well, but lost the game to the Ravens (without Ray Lewis) when a golden opportunity was presented to them toward the end. Once again, poor clock management at the end.

    The Houston Texans, who I recently adopted, had their first loss of the season. Nothing to be ashamed of when you lose to the Packers, but they were blown away.

    Now I have to wait until the next week. Will it be better?
     
  28. galaxygirl

    galaxygirl Ma name's Beckeh

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    This game is painful. My poor babies. :(

    I'm watching at my mom's house because I don't have cable. I told her my boys weren't doing well and described what happened. She said that maybe I was rooting for the wrong team. Obviously not a sports fan. :rolleyes: I told her that the Broncos could lose every game from now until the end of time and they would still be my boys.

    ETA: That comeback was :grope:.
     
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  29. jenny12

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    :D Spoke too soon!

    Peyton Manning has been great in second halves. However, they need to stop getting behind so they don't have to dig out of these holes anymore.
     
  30. galaxygirl

    galaxygirl Ma name's Beckeh

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    My boys. :swoon:

    Yeah, I'm not sure my heart can take it. :D

    Also, Elvis is in the house. :)