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Old 12-16-2018, 05:59 PM
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I don't know if he's the worst coach of all time (he probably isn't) I just don't think he's deserving of the least bit of sympathy given the way he has repeatedly tried to deflect blame onto others.
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Old 12-19-2018, 08:42 AM
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Eric Reid, who kneeled alongside Colin Kaepernick in San Francisco and had similarly been unemployed, signed with the Carolina Panthers today.
Eric Reid finally got signed partway through the season. So that means there's no animosity being held against him for kneeling during the national anthem, right? It's just total happenstance that he's been *randomly* selected for drug tests six times since his signing. It's just a fluke that the odds of this happening randomly are 588-1 against.
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Old 12-19-2018, 11:58 AM
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The Raiders signed Nathan Peterman.
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Old 12-19-2018, 01:34 PM
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From what I've seen, owners tend to intentionally tank a year or two before a move, then go all-out in looking for quality talent within a couple of years of moving to their new digs.
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Old 12-23-2018, 01:44 PM
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Chargers are my pick for SB champions. The completeness is real.
Not complete enough to keep our playoff dreams alive.

Ah well we humiliated Jackson and have a real chance of ending the season above .500 that's more than enough for me.
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Old 12-23-2018, 08:33 PM
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Good grief, the way that Russell Wilson just effortlessly completes passes forty yards downfield is absurd.
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Old 12-23-2018, 09:28 PM
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Well that was certainly a statement.
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Old 12-30-2018, 04:52 PM
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Gaahh, Browns should have won that game if the referees had just let the play run its course instead of blowing an early whistle. Instead, the Ravens win and are in the playoffs. And as a side effect the Steelers, who needed the Browns to pull off the upset, are left sitting at home for the post-season.
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Old 12-30-2018, 06:22 PM
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That one hurt. But Mayfield breaking the rookie td pass record was a pretty fucking sweet consolation prize.
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Old 12-30-2018, 07:02 PM
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That one hurt. But Mayfield breaking the rookie td pass record was a pretty fucking sweet consolation prize.
As a Seahawks fan I can't really celebrate that one, but I am happy that the Browns look to be competitive next year.
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Old 01-05-2019, 03:23 PM
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Wow, this first playoff game is an absolutely tepid, one-sided affair so far. And the lopsided score is giving me ample opportunity to dwell on how much I disdain this ESPN announcing crew. I mean, the announcer just literally read aloud a Capt. Andrew Luck tweet on the broadcast. Oof.

Here's hoping for a better game later tonight.
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Old 01-05-2019, 06:47 PM
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Man who decided to make the motif of this season gruesome career ending leg injuries.
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Old 01-05-2019, 09:40 PM
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Apparently the Seahawks game plan against one of the league's best defenses was "be as predictable as possible". Wonder why that didn't work out.
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Old 01-06-2019, 02:27 AM
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Good grief, that Alan Hurns injury. How awful.

Watching the game with a guy who had bet on the Cowboys it was miserable to see the Cowboys fail to run time off the clock after that amazing head-over-heels sprint to the goal line by Prescott and instead leave the Seahawks enough time to not only have a late chance of pulling out the victory but to also get a backdoor cover because they had to go for two because their kicker was hurt. That injury Janikowski had wound up costing a lot of people money throughout the state of Texas.
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Old 01-06-2019, 04:50 PM
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Old 01-06-2019, 05:01 PM
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Go Eagles!

Ah crap though, I want both the Saints and the Eagles to win.
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Old 01-07-2019, 05:17 PM
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I'm pretty sure some Philadelphia fan literally sold their soul for that ending.
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Old 01-13-2019, 04:47 PM
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That Saints game was wonderful, magical nonsense.

Also the decision to make Freddie Kitchens HC is such a good decision that I can't actually believe Haslam and Co. made it.
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Old 01-13-2019, 05:09 PM
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I'm a bit partial but Kamara and Thomas are ungodly this year.
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Old 01-20-2019, 03:02 PM
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Gaahh, both coaches in the Saints/Rams game are having poor outings and making bad strategic decisions. And now the referees just missed an incredibly blatant penalty by the Rams that should have allowed the Saints to basically run out the clock.

Even though this is a game with a really close score that seems like it should be really entertaining my frustration with the way this game has been played has sapped it of most of its enjoyment. Blah.
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Old 01-20-2019, 03:12 PM
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That that blatant helmet to helmet didn't get called drives me to distraction.
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Old 01-20-2019, 03:26 PM
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Fuck the Rams but, far more importantly, fuck the officiating crew. The refs lost this for us.
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Old 01-20-2019, 03:37 PM
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The referees blew the game at the end by missing that flagrant foul by the Rams that should have allowed the Saints to run out the clock in regulation and win the game with a field goal. Instead, the game goes to overtime, the Rams hit Brees as he's throwing and get an interception off of it. And the game ends with a long field goal to send the Rams to the Super Bowl.

But good grief the playcalling by both coaches seemed really, really poor. The Saints didn't run out the clock at the end of the fourth quarter when they were in great position to do so. The Rams get the interception in overtime and settle for the low- percentage 57-yard field goal (which if it had been a miss would have probably put the Saints in good enough field position to easily cover the distance to make a field goal themselves) but get bailed out by an amazing kick by Greg 'The Leg' Zuerlein.

I'm looking forward to the Kansas City/New England game as a palate cleanser. Hopefully these two pedigreed coaches will employ interesting strategies and make sound strategic decisions. Regardless of who wins I'll be rooting for them to beat the Rams in the Super Bowl.

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Old 01-20-2019, 04:09 PM
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This game is going to be a long tale filled with sighs.
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Old 01-20-2019, 04:36 PM
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That no-call on the most brutal pass interference beatdown I've ever witnessed made my brain dumber than it already was.
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Old 01-20-2019, 04:40 PM
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That no-call on the most brutal pass interference beatdown I've ever witnessed made my brain dumber than it already was.
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Old 01-20-2019, 05:29 PM
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I'm still trying to wrap my brain around how that does not get flagged.

Now the Rams will probably beat the Pats for the Lombardi and I'm going to have to listen to Sean McVeigh get fellated on national TV for 20 years.
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Old 01-20-2019, 05:58 PM
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With every passing day Belichick looks more and more like Palpatine.
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Old 01-20-2019, 06:11 PM
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The Chiefs were determined to get a turnover somehow huh?
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