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#26 OFFLINE   Lord Vader

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Posted 23 January 2011 - 07:53 PM

Just remember last season's game when they combined for over 800 yards and Ben's last-second heroics.

Bears defense was good today for the most part, but turnovers, bad decision-making by Cutler and the coaches, and the other stuff I mentioned resulted in a Packers victory. They didn't win it as much as the Bears lost it.

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#27 OFFLINE   Tom Robertson

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Posted 23 January 2011 - 07:55 PM

You limit technology so that one can't do both? I have Google Chrome open on a 23" monitor while I watch the game courtesy DirecTV2PC on a 42" HDTV. Hope you enjoy your frequent and abundant commercials. All I ask is that you start a thread dedicated to the game prior to kickoff and keep game-related stuff in that thread so that those us not still living in the 20th Century can enjoy the game(s) spoiler-free.


I've thought about this for some time.

During the regular season, we ask that titles be somewhat discrete. There it is not unreasonable for someone to delay watch a game.

But when I'm watching a delayed game, I do not surf the web at all. If I'm delayed watching with intent, I don't want any clue. (I've even watched one game with the bottom of the screen blocked so I could watch another game with my son when he came home.)

And these are the championship games. If I surfed, I wouldn't expect anyone to hide the outcome. There are no competing games right now. You either watch or you get the news elsewhere.

I guess next time, you might want to time your delay better or stop surfing when the game is getting close to the end. :)

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Posted 23 January 2011 - 07:59 PM

They didn't win it as much as the Bears lost it.


But the Bears didn't lose it as much as the Packers handed them a loss. And the Packers didn't not lose as much as the Bears didn't put an effort in to winning it.

:scratchin

Never quite got that expression, to be honest, and I've probably used it in the past. It sounds silly now. Both teams played. One team played better than the other and won.

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Posted 23 January 2011 - 08:01 PM

Congrats Pack?

Is that some kind of Directv loyalty gift? :grin:

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Posted 23 January 2011 - 08:05 PM

But the Bears didn't lose it as much as the Packers handed them a loss. And the Packers didn't not lose as much as the Bears didn't put an effort in to winning it.

:scratchin

Never quite got that expression, to be honest, and I've probably used it in the past. It sounds silly now. Both teams played. One team played better than the other and won.


:) I understand it, I have used it, but I ain't gonna defend Da Bears no more. :)

I do expect the same thing in the SB that we got in the NFC Championship game: a good, tough, well fought game--with a Packers win. :D

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Posted 23 January 2011 - 08:06 PM

Congrats Pack?

Is that some kind of Directv loyalty gift? :grin:


No, this thread is not in the wrong forum.

But thanks for thinking up a nice funny. :)

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Posted 23 January 2011 - 08:08 PM

:) I understand it, I have used it, but I ain't gonna defend Da Bears no more. :)

I do expect the same thing in the SB that we got in the NFC Championship game: a good, tough, well fought game--with a Packers win. :D


Yeah I guess it seems sore-losery when it's not used in the context of one of my teams... which is why I'll probably quit using it. :lol:

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Posted 23 January 2011 - 09:07 PM

The Packers were not all that impressive, despite their win over a Bears team that was poorer offensively and made more mistakes. When you finish the game with a QB rating of 55.4, as Rodgers did, that's nothing to celebrate.

Sorry sir Vader - but have to disagree.

You apparently missed the fact that they are the first NFC team EVER to come in the 6th seed and get to the Superbowl...not to mention 5 do-or-die consecutive games they won. They did that with 15 players on the season-ending Injured reserve list.

Most teams never even make the playoffs whatsoever under those circumstances. This season itself and getting to the Superbowl was beyond impressive to those who actually followed the path. Even we fans have to marvel.

On this day - the Packer DEFENSE outplayed the Bears defense....how ironic for the Bears to lose that way.
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Posted 23 January 2011 - 09:24 PM

After a miserable loss to the Lions, the Pack beat Giants, Bears at home. Then on the road Eagles, Falcons, Bears to round out the last 5. Pretty impressive stretch.

Favre struggled a little on dome turf, I like our chances with Rodgers....

Plus he gets to wear his favorite shoes for the finale........:)

All of us are just enjoying the ride right now. The Bears played a decent game and Urlacher is a class act. But #182 belongs to the Pack.

I hope the Steelers are favored to win by a small margin.....that puts more pressure on them. And there are a lot of folks who still dislike big Ben for his antics off the field.

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Posted 23 January 2011 - 10:04 PM

:) I understand it, I have used it, but I ain't gonna defend Da Bears no more. :)

I do expect the same thing in the SB that we got in the NFC Championship game: a good, tough, well fought game--with a Packers win. :D


Care to put a little wager on that? If Steelers win, I get to take your place for one week while you become a Padawan. (Anything that allows me to ban that grumpy James Long for a change!) :lol:

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Posted 23 January 2011 - 10:08 PM

What I noticed in the Packers game, was the lack of any running game due to the Bears defense. In the Steelers/Jets game, the Steelers were allowing the Jets several 9 yard runs. If they allow Green Bay to get 9 yard runs AND pass, that will make it a totally winnable game for the Packers.

In any event, it should be a great game... Not so fun as watching this one with my Packer Fan family, but fun none the less.

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Posted 23 January 2011 - 10:10 PM

I don't think Green Bay stands a chance against Pittsburgh's defense.
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Posted 23 January 2011 - 10:14 PM

I don't think Green Bay stands a chance against Pittsburgh's defense.


I think we can all agree their chances are better than if it was the Bears against the Steelers. :)

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Posted 23 January 2011 - 10:29 PM

Sorry sir Vader - but have to disagree.

You apparently missed the fact that they are the first NFC team EVER to come in the 6th seed and get to the Superbowl...not to mention 5 do-or-die consecutive games they won. They did that with 15 players on the season-ending Injured reserve list.


Will give the Packers a ton of credit, for the 15 players on the IR...
And having played 5 lose and be done games in a row... that is a lot of pressure.

But please, spare us the: First 6th seed nonsense.

Seeding means NOTHING in the NFL Playoffs unless you are #1 or #2; 3, 4, 5, 6 all play the first weekend.

And this year most of all... the WORSE team in the playoffs, Seattle was a #4, because a nonsense rule that you can almost bet is going to be changed in the near future. (not that they wouldn't get in, but they most certainly wouldn't have gotten a home game)
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Posted 23 January 2011 - 10:34 PM

I think we can all agree their chances are better than if it was the Bears against the Steelers. :)


Why?

Any Sunday, Any Day...

One completed pass to Hester on that first drive.. 7-7, different game.

Field Goal instead of a pick-6 last week against Atlanta, maybe a different game.

Cutler doesn't air-ball, which turns into a pick 4 weeks back, Packers are maybe not in the playoffs.

You look at what the Pack did in their last two meetings with the Bears... they won by 1 score... even today's game... Their offense scored 2 times... and they dominated the field position game today... 2 times...

And if not for an impressive Pick-6 by a monster sized lineman... this may be a different ending... heck, it almost was a different ending.

The Bears can play... they had plenty of bounces their way this year... but you can say that about every team, just about every year.

The different from first to worse in this league is not all that much right now.

Pitt's defense is very good... equal or maybe even better then the Bears..
Pitt's offense may NOT be as good as Packers...

The Bears would probably have the same shot against Pitt...
We will never know... As that ship isn't going to happen, and next year... The teams will be different, the league will be different, football will change next year and beyond.
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Posted 23 January 2011 - 10:35 PM

If you're reading DBSTalk and not watching the playoffs live then you probably don't care that much about football.


Couldn't disagree more. What does watching live have to do with being a football fan? You like commercials and halftime that much?

I always delay the start of sporting events. ALL sporting events, so that I can zip through commercials and skip halftime. Sometimes that means that I'm 10-15 minutes behind when the game ends.

What harm could there possibly be to have threads like this titled "Bears vs Packers: spoilers within"??

Even if it only effects ONE user, what's the harm?

It's inconsiderate, but yet it continues to happen for most sporting events. I don't understand why it happens here of all forums.

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Posted 23 January 2011 - 10:38 PM

Couldn't disagree more. What does watching live have to do with being a football fan? You like commercials and halftime that much?

I always delay the start of sporting events. ALL sporting events, so that I can zip through commercials and skip halftime. Sometimes that means that I'm 10-15 minutes behind when the game ends.

What harm could there possibly be to have threads like this titled "Bears vs Packers: spoilers within"??

Even if it only effects ONE user, what's the harm?

It's inconsiderate, but yet it continues to happen for most sporting events. I don't understand why it happens here of all forums.


So when would have been the approrpriate waiting period... two weeks from today a few minutes before kick?

This was PLAYOFF Football, do or die.
Even with stinking commercials. a LIVE viewing event.

Being on the internet, especially in a sports forum... the result was going to be spoiled.

So sorry I posted a title like this... but at least not prettend this was an airing of a sitcom, or just another regular season game that may be watched later.

Me.... If I can't watch live, don't care what game or what time... just tell me the score...

That's just my $0.02 on it.

Oh and for the record, this particular section of DBSTalk... doesn't carry the non-spoiler rule, like our TV Forum does.
Maybe we shoul ask the mods to set a pre-defined time limit, on when it is safe to be spoiler free.
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Posted 23 January 2011 - 10:40 PM

I've thought about this for some time.

During the regular season, we ask that titles be somewhat discrete. There it is not unreasonable for someone to delay watch a game.

But when I'm watching a delayed game, I do not surf the web at all. If I'm delayed watching with intent, I don't want any clue. (I've even watched one game with the bottom of the screen blocked so I could watch another game with my son when he came home.)

And these are the championship games. If I surfed, I wouldn't expect anyone to hide the outcome. There are no competing games right now. You either watch or you get the news elsewhere.

I guess next time, you might want to time your delay better or stop surfing when the game is getting close to the end. :)

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I've thought about it a lot too over the last several years as this keeps happening (and apparently always will). I wouldn't expect the outcome to be hidden on any other forum, which is why I don't go to any other forum. But on a forum where the majority of members use DVR's and time shift it just shouldn't happen.

Again, what's the harm? What's the downside of not having spoilers in the title? There isn't one.

I happened to be caught up today for the Packers game, but I wasn't for the Steelers game. So guess what? I knew I couldn't come to this forum. Is that the goal? Keep members out during certain times?

Might not be a big deal to most and generally it doesn't effect me either, but it's still a bit rude.

This is the forum many members go to when they're surfing the web and watching TV. Allowing spoilers in titles, prevents that.

After the pack game, I spent another hour surfing the web and this was the only site I went to that spoiled the outcome (for those who might not have known). It's also the only site dedicated to TV and DVR's. That seems backwards to me.

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Posted 23 January 2011 - 10:41 PM

So when would have been the approrpriate waiting period... two weeks from today a few minutes before kick?


Why have a waiting period at all?

Answer the original question I posted Earl. What's the downside to having a title about the game without a spoiler??

I'm sure Directv can't wait to get their hands on your unit.

 
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Posted 23 January 2011 - 10:47 PM

Why have a waiting period at all?

Answer the original question I posted Earl. What's the downside to having a title about the game without a spoiler??


There is no downside... You know the answer to that, and hence why it has been asked by you three times now.

But seriously... mountains out of mole-hills here.

If we want to turn this into a debate about thread topics... then it will be a short conversation, as we know the answer already.

But then again to the other point... if you were really intrested in not being spoiled about the result... then why be on the internet?

What is the harm about not going into a sports discussion forum, until the game that wasn't to be spoiled could be discussed?
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Posted 23 January 2011 - 10:58 PM

I just realized with the current discussion, If I am watching one of my sports teams time-shifted, I better not accidentally hit TVApps because showing all my local sports teams scores, it will spoil my day!

@Earl- I said before the start of Today's game, and assuming the Bears played the same as the last game of the season, if the Packers played the same as the last game of the season....we would likely not win. We needed to elevate our game.

We did not, but luckily the Bears did worse today.

Remember how many games we lost this season by a field goal? Traumatizing. Lovie still has a winning record against the Pack, but we won a very important game. There is no one on the Packer roster that has won a Super Bowl. Ikes. <Crossing fingers>

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Posted 23 January 2011 - 11:03 PM

I just realized with the current discussion, If I am watching one of my sports teams time-shifted, I better not accidentally hit TVApps because showing all my local sports teams scores, it will spoil my day!

@Earl- I said before the start of Today's game, and assuming the Bears played the same as the last game of the season, if the Packers played the same as the last game of the season....we would likely not win. We needed to elevate our game.

We did not, but luckily the Bears did worse today.

Remember how many games we lost this season by a field goal? Traumatizing. Lovie still has a winning record against the Pack, but we won a very important game. There is no one on the Packer roster that has won a Super Bowl. Ikes. <Crossing fingers>


Exactly correct...

Two good teams played today... each defense caused havoc for the other side. Difference was... the Bears Defense got hit hard first, broke, and recovered... but damage was done.

Green Bay... defense started strong, didn't break... until the end...

The phrase holds.... 5 more minutes, and who knows... but you don't have 5 more minutes, time is up... time to go home.
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Posted 23 January 2011 - 11:22 PM

Haine had a great game! He don't know what he can't do with the ball! He's got a good future ahead. The key for the second game in a row was keeping Hester in check. Special teams are always important- our rookie punter did pretty good again today.

Now back to my Filet with au jois enjoying this victory. :)

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Posted 23 January 2011 - 11:27 PM

But then again to the other point... if you were really intrested in not being spoiled about the result... then why be on the internet?

What is the harm about not going into a sports discussion forum, until the game that wasn't to be spoiled could be discussed?


Because nowhere that I go on the internet spoils the result except for THIS site, which to me is very ironic.

And I don't go into a sports discussion forum, I come here and when I hit NEW POSTS (which is how I use this forum, and I suppose many others do as well), this thread will come up. Or if I use DBSTalk Spy, this thread will also come up. So, the only answer is to stay away from this forum in its entirety. That just doesn't seem like the way it should be.

It might be Mountains out of mole hills and to be honest, it rarely effects me (I think I've had one game spoiled over the last several years), it just seems weird that so many people are against a simple solution that would benefit others and cause zero harm. Zero.

I'm sure Directv can't wait to get their hands on your unit.

 
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Posted 23 January 2011 - 11:34 PM

Packers open as 2 point favorites. The line had already moved up to 3 now. Should be an interesting game with two storied franchises.
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