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Discussion in 'Sports Programming and Events' started by Scott Kocourek, Nov 3, 2011.
No team has more of its fan base attend its teams games on the road than does Pittsburgh. Not even Green Bay.
That poll you referenced is a load of Packers cheese. I don't believe for a second that the Bears or Cowboys are that unpopular.
That's the first time I've ever seen a poll that ranks the Cowboys last. AAMOF, even though I've got a pretty good hatred going for the Cowboys, I would be pretty dubious of a poll ranking Dallas last.
This is more like what I'm used to seeing...
As a Giant fan, SF scares the hell out of me, because they already beat the Giants once this season and since then, they've improved as much as the Giants, IMHO, especially at QB. And they're at home!
I just hope the Giants are in the game in the fourth quarter, where Manning has excelled this year.
They're not last...they're #2, but also the most hated.
49ers are scary? Let's see NFC Championship kickoff time is 3:40PM PT, so that means PG&E would have to monitor all of the lights after Halftime!
Just crazy, both NFC Divisional games had turnovers.
It sounds like you're talking about cheating ... or at least officials that intentionally blow calls to satisfy the mood of the masses. This thread has plenty of examples of such calls - or at least allegations that such calls have been made. Soyour admission that such calls are just part of the game at the highest levels should be taken to support such arguments.in order to get there, things have to be done a certain way--not "by the book"Personally I'd prefer "by the book" ... and in a sport that has instant replay it seems like the referees would get away with less "bad calls" perhaps "a certain way" still wins out. Or perhaps the calls are fine and those who do not understand them are reading the wrong book.
No, James, I'm not talking about cheating at all; rather, I'm talking about calling the game in a manner in which the game is played and understood.
When I first started umpiring, I thought it was clear--if a pitch passed through the strike zone, it was a strike. Period. As my career progressed, I ended up going to professional umpire school, NCAA Umpire camps, etc. At those levels, I remember the comments by those with more experience than me, those who had worked MLB post-season and World Series and those who had worked NCAA Regionals, Super Regionals, and the College World Series. Comments like, "You'll never umpire make it as an umpire of you call that pitch a strike" were often said to those guys who called a strike the pitch that went across the thigh but sank and was caught inches above the dirt. The main rationale? Because to everyone in the ball park, including to the players most especially, that pitch looked like a ball, its actual location notwithstanding.
Professional catchers and college catchers understand this, too.
There are the rules, and then there is the spirit of the rules and the way the game is supposed to be played. The latter is what determines if umpires--and the players--advance up the ranks. You may not like it--I may not like it--but that's the way it is.
Except that the first 49ers-Ravens matchup was the highest rated game the NFL Network has ever had.
Something tells me people enjoy watching good compelling matchups.
The only team left I have no interest in watching is the Pats. And it's not even close how little I want to see them in another Super Bowl. Who wouldn't rather see Flacco or Alex Smith holding up a Super Bowl trophy than Brady again? I would guess everyone that isn't a Pats fan.
The Patriots are yesterday's news. More people would rather see Baltimore, San Francisco, or Houston claim the title.
Yes, I guess that makes sense being they're from New York. They still seem like a boring team to me.
I know defense wins Championships, but I'd like to see a SuperBowl with some offensive powerhouses, which is why I was hoping for New Orleans or Green Bay (or the Lions).
I can just see the HarBowl with a 9-6 final score. While those types of games have their merits, it's not the type of game I want to see in the Super Bowl
Oh ye of little faith......Eli's "Hail Mary" at the end of the first half took the starch out of the Packers. Looked like they were going to their own funeral as they headed to the locker room. San Francisco will be a formidable opponent but they are not invincible. Need I remind you what the Giant's did to the Patriots "perfect season" a few years ago?
I'm not saying they can't beat them. I'm just saying that going into the playoffs, I feared this possible match-up the most. The Giants showed me during the regular season they could play with the Pack and the Pats, and they're arguably a better team now than they were those two games. But the same is true for SF (at home) vs. the Giants. As a result, I think it will be a pretty evenly matched game.
The bad, my football season is over. Both touchdowns the Packers scored were due to questionable calls that kept drives alive so realy it looked even worse than the score showed.
The good, I was able to clean up all my series links between the four DVRs and make a spreadsheet on where they are all located so when I set one for the H25 in the kitchen I know what DVR it belongs on.
Congratulations to the Giants! They kicked our butts.
Pretty sure you meant the Steelers, you know, since they aren't even playing right now.
And Brady? He showed who's the best QB in football right now. Rodgers may get there someday, but Brady still holds the crown.
The Giants have one of the best offenses, too...8th overall & 5th in passing. That's boring?
Giants aren't boring, just enigmatic. How does a team good enough to possibly reach the Super Bowl lose to Washington twice, and Seattle at home? They can look very good (yesterday, for example) one day, and downright terrible the next.
That, by definition, makes them very un-boring.
It's refreshing to see a honest GB fan. Kudos Mr. Kocourek.
Exactly. I hate to say it, but I fear they'll have their typical 4th quarter collapse. I hope they don't.