The Super Bowl

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  1. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    Nice points, and I agree. A couple of real ham handed defensive plays, a muffed onsides and that was all that was needed to open the door a crack for the Seahawks to make an incredible comeback. Credit to them.

    And, yeah, if The Pack had made one TD instead of the FGs in the first quarter, results likely different. But the calls were right to get the sure threes at the time.
     
  2. Steve

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    I'm rooting for the NFC, but if you put a gun to my head, I'd have to agree with you.
     
  3. Rich

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    Good points. I still have a hard time believing what I saw in the last couple minutes of that game.

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  4. Rich

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    I think those two field goals were a conservative move because of Rodger's leg. I don't think the Packers coaching staff thought he'd play as well as he did. I heard something that bothered me before the game when one of the Packers coaches was talking to the press. He said something like (I'm paraphrasing here) you don't throw with your legs, you throw with your arm. You don't throw with your legs? Yeah, you can sit in a chair and throw a football or a baseball, but it's not gonna go where you want it to most of the time. I think the Packers coaches had little faith in Rodger's leg holding out and I don't know what Plan B was if he went down.

    That poor guy that tried to catch the short kick with his helmet...I really feel sorry for him. He's got to live with that for a long time.

    And then there's destiny. Sometimes teams seem to be just destined to win.

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  5. Rich

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    When I was betting, Brady was one of the QBs I never bet against. And, let's face it, Bill Belichick, no matter how miserable a person he seems to be, is a genius on the field. I hope it's not a blowout.

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  6. Athlon646464

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    After the Pats win in the AFC Championship game here is what I said to my wife:

    One of these five things will happen in the Superbowl, and the likelihood of each are ranked as follows....

    1) Patriots win in a nailbiter
    2) Seahawks win in a nailbiter
    3) Patriots win in a blowout
    4) Seahawks win in a blowout
    5) Patriots are disqualified

    We can cross #5 off now...... :grin:

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  7. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    For the bazillion dollars to the NFL on Sunday, there's no way in hell the Pats would be disqualified. Well, maybe, and bring in the Colts?? We know now that's not on, but I suppose could have been considered by the NF brass at the time of the balltroversy.
     
  8. Rich

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    I can't imagine the uproar that would ensue if the SB was cancelled.

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  9. tonyd79

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    Wait until the uproar if they win and the NFL says they cheated their way to get there.

    I'm telling you, the fix is in. Bet on the Hawks.
     
  10. yosoyellobo

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    Give me my banana so I can call Juanito.
     
  11. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator

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    The cheating did not change the outcome of the game against the Colts. There were no problems with the balls in the second half of the Colts loss.
     
  12. Stewart Vernon

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    The only real problem I have is the weird and inconsistent way in which the NFL handles things.

    The Pats may or may not have violated a rule by tampering with the balls... but they must do a thorough investigation and can't be quick to punish or judge or anything until after the Super Bowl... meanwhile, if a certain player had worn the wrong color shoes last weekend he was told he would be fined and not eligible to play in the Superbowl.

    So... some violate some rules that don't affect the outcome of the game and nothing happens... but some violate rules that also don't affect the outcome of games and they would be immediately banned from the game and would have to go through an appeals process.

    Maybe the Pats was a rogue ball-boy... but it's weird that this particular rule isn't getting the "letter of the law" enforcement that other rules would get. Players have been fined and appealed and got their money back but not retroactively able to play in games they were banned from... but the NFL doesn't want to enforce this particular rule "too quickly"...

    That's the thing that bugs me. The Colts weren't ripped off, even if the Pats knowingly cheated in this particular way... so no harm done to the Colts really to rectify... which is good... but man the NFL needs to get a grip on how they handle rules and investigations and stuff. They keep doing the keystone cops routine and enforcing silly stuff and missing the bigger picture.
     
  13. Laxguy

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    It's all about the money. Overly privileged players who want to showoff by wearing show boat shoes or not speaking at press conferences cost the NFL money by abrogating contracts they have with shoe companies and networks. Bending the rules, or cheating in these instances doesn't cost the league. At least not immediately, but over the long term, integrity has been lessened, so we're back to being mostly in agreement: There will be some fans who blow off pro FB due to that.
     
  14. Stewart Vernon

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    Yeah... and that's the problem the NFL finds itself in at the moment... trying to say "it isn't all about the money" while clearly operating as if it is only about the money. I could actually have more respect for them if they just were honest about that, in say the same way they expect their players to show up and talk at media day... the NFL could show up and say "it's about the money" :)

    I don't even have a problem with the Patriots... and in this case IF someone tried to get away with something and didn't get caught, it would be hard to blame them when you know other stuff like drug use is going on and not always being caught either... It's kind of like the NFL is just doing the low-hanging fruit thing... punishing people it is easy to catch, and the trickier stuff they try to drag out and hope people forget.

    It's hard to believe it is really taking them this long to figure out what happened with those footballs. It's such a minor thing, and seems like it ought to be relatively easy to track down since surely a limited number of people had access to those footballs. It gives the appearance that they really already have an answer and are trying to wait until after the season to hand out punishment... whereas other rule violations that a player might commit (rather than a team, coach, or owner) get a quicker smackdown.
     
  15. TheRatPatrol

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    They need to stop unsing roman numerals and start the game earlier.
     
  16. yosoyellobo

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    Fifteen minutes half time.
     
  17. Stewart Vernon

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    Since division 1 college football now has the "college playoff"... does the NFL need to change the name from "Super Bowl" to "Super Championship"? :)
     
  18. camo

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    I think this could end up being a very entertaining game. I wouldn't count Seattle out for sure, remember last year going against the seemly at the time invincible Broncos, Seattle was a big underdog, Same could happen this year but doubt it, could be a dog fight and buzzer beater in the end.

    As far as who did it (deflategate) of course the ball boy did it whether instructed or on his own, he knows Brady likes soft balls !rolling and by sticking his wet needle in 11 of 12 balls (missed one) for a few seconds a pound or so of air drops. Remember there is not much volume of air in a football so just 5 seconds per ball will drop the air pressure. However we all know this didn't change the outcome of the game against the Colts.
     
  19. Steve

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    Interesting read, IMO, courtesy of today's NYTimes.com.

     
  20. Rich

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    Agree with that, I do.

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