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2012 - 2013 NFL Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Sports Programming and Events' started by JACKIEGAGA, Sep 5, 2012.

  1. Sep 5, 2012 #1 of 316
    JACKIEGAGA

    JACKIEGAGA N.Y. FOOTBALL GIANTS

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    Are you ready for football? Kick off in about 5 hours. Go Giants!


    1. Maybe little trash talk but keep it respectful.
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  2. Sep 5, 2012 #2 of 316
    sigma1914

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    I can't wait. Things I'm looking forward to...

    Luck & RGIII leading their new teams as rookies.
    The Cowboys continuing to choke.
    Seeing if Chicago or Detroit can dethrone the Packers in the North.
     
  3. Sep 5, 2012 #3 of 316
    Scott Kocourek

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    Beginning of the season prediction:

    Packers win the Superbowl!!!
     
  4. Sep 5, 2012 #4 of 316
    JACKIEGAGA

    JACKIEGAGA N.Y. FOOTBALL GIANTS

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    I hope the replacement Refs do a good job. They killed the momentum of the games in pre-season.
     
  5. Sep 5, 2012 #5 of 316
    Stewart Vernon

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    I feel sorry for the replacement refs.

    They aren't even the top college refs... they are lower division or in some cases high school refs... with not a lot of experience, and zero NFL experience.

    The experienced NFL refs have a tough time in some games and with some rules... these replacements don't really have a fair chance.

    They would probably have needed a year just to study and get familiar with all the NFL rules... then maybe the pre-season tuneup would have prepared them for the speed of the game.

    I don't know who is being most unfair (NFL refs union OR NFL itself) but this strike needs to get settled for the good of the NFL soon... someone is going to get screwed over by a ref call moreso than usual and it will become a big deal now that the games count!
     
  6. Sep 6, 2012 #6 of 316
    Stewart Vernon

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    Spoilered for those who haven't yet watched the game tonight:

    Dallas 24, NY Giants 17...

    I had no rooting interest, but I picked the Giants. In fairness, I think if you were a true fan of either team... you were not impressed. Neither team was truly spectacular, and a play or two one way or the other and the Giants could have won through no feat of impressiveness on their part either.

    In fact... I might rather be the coach of the Giants tonight and for the next week... because you can rail on your team for all the problems... Dallas, unfortunately, won so their coach is going to find it tough to get players to buy in to all their problems for the next game.

    This is one of those games when both teams played bad enough that you'd rather lose and learn something than win and keep repeating the mistakes.
     
  7. Sep 6, 2012 #7 of 316
    Laxguy

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    How 'bout this weekend!? They have a real team to play for their opener....:jumpingja
     
  8. Sep 6, 2012 #8 of 316
    JACKIEGAGA

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    I thought the refs did a pretty decent job
     
  9. Sep 6, 2012 #9 of 316
    Stewart Vernon

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    I thought the same thing... They may not have called a perfect game, but I don't remember seeing anything that I thought "hey, that was a bad/missed call"... so kudos to them under the spotlight and pressure.
     
  10. Sep 6, 2012 #10 of 316
    Laxguy

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    +1

    And I've never seen a game that was perfectly reffed.....
     
  11. Sep 7, 2012 #11 of 316
    sigma1914

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    ;)

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  12. Sep 7, 2012 #12 of 316
    Laxguy

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    Hah! Love it.

    Sigma is to Cowboys as Jay Leno is to NBC??

    :hurah:
     
  13. Sep 9, 2012 #13 of 316
    JACKIEGAGA

    JACKIEGAGA N.Y. FOOTBALL GIANTS

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    I heard on a sports talk show today that was the best reffing crew and they will be doing the Sunday Night Game. I wonder how the rest of the games will go today?
     
  14. Sep 9, 2012 #14 of 316
    sigma1914

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    Not even the blatant holding by the defensive back on the goal line resulting in a FG?

    They did good, but that was obvious.
     
  15. Sep 9, 2012 #15 of 316
    JACKIEGAGA

    JACKIEGAGA N.Y. FOOTBALL GIANTS

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    Yes it was a miss call but over all they did a decent job. My concern is in the pre seasons games it seemed liked the refs killed the pace of the game. Just by when there was a simply penalty it took them to long to spot the ball or they got the spot wrong and they had to discuss it and re spot it.
     
  16. Sep 9, 2012 #16 of 316
    Stewart Vernon

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    The thing about that call... it was a call that was obvious from the camera angle available at home on replay... but for the officials on the field who have different responsibilities and angles... the announcers readily said when that happened that while it was an obvious hold, it was less obvious in the field of play when it happened and is the kind of holding call that officials easily miss.

    The point being... I have been watching football for the better part of 25 years now... and if that was the only call they missed, that was a spectacular job... we usually have far more than that to complain about with the regular officials.

    Now... the fair point is that was their A-crew of replacement refs... so today might unveil more problems. It should be interesting. By the end of this weekend we will either have proof positive that the "real" refs need to be back ASAP... OR the NFL will have proven they can pick up anyone off the street and dress them to call a game.
     
  17. Sep 10, 2012 #17 of 316
    Sandra

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    I thought the replacement refs did a pretty good job...it's not like the regular refs get everything right either!

    Some confusion at the end of the Seahawks-Cardinals gave Seattle an extra timeout, but it wound up having no effect. Also, the Packers had about six 'blocks in the back' on Cobb's punt return TD, but as I said, the regular refs missed calls too.

    All in all, it wasn't bad and hopefully will get better!


    Sandra
     
  18. Sep 10, 2012 #18 of 316
    Scott Kocourek

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    Hmm. I might have to rethink my season prediction, but I'm gonna give it one more game. ;)
     
  19. Sep 10, 2012 #19 of 316
    Laxguy

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    They'll do fine. Rogers is a fantastic QB, AND a class act.

    What I disliked most in that game was a spearing by Williams on Gore in the end zone. Next was the overcalled block in the back on the 70 yd TD play.

    The Bears game, Thursday, should be a great one.

    We play Detroit next weekend.
     
  20. Sep 10, 2012 #20 of 316
    JACKIEGAGA

    JACKIEGAGA N.Y. FOOTBALL GIANTS

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    I heard a statistic today 7 out 10 teams who win in week one make the playoffs.
     

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