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  1. 4 points
    Has anyone every mentioned, that you just crap stuff out?
  2. 3 points
    From 30/30 vision to Wild Thing, you make my heart sing. You make everything...
  3. 3 points
    The Victory Pants were retired after the Royals won the World Series in 2015. There they are: framed in glass on the wall in my garage, next to my other sports memorabilia. Underneath is a small hammer with a sign: "Break Only In Case of Emergency" This may be that time.
  4. 3 points
    I tell the story without him in it all the time.
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  6. 3 points
    This game had nothing to do with offensive weapons, or lack thereof. SF dominated in the trenches, just like they did last week. Only difference is GB has a slightly better line than MIN (and Cousins is no Rodgers, obviously). But, let’s be real.... both games were over by the half. Heck.... this one was over midway through the 2nd quarter. The Niners’ O-Line makes Coleman look like a star one week, and Mostert the next. And their D makes better than average offenses look pretty mediocre. Should be interesting to watch what is very clearly the best offense go against the best defense. Usually, when push comes to shove, the defense prevails in those situations. But, Mahomes is pretty special. Looking forward to it. And, yeah, Rodgers is still pretty good. He makes throws every week that only a handful of guys could make. Again, the SF defense makes studs look pretty blah. Let’s not forget that they weren’t at full strength when they gave up 30+ to NOS. Nor were they in either SEA game. Much difference team with Dee Ford, Kwon, etc. Between their D and O-Line, Jimmy G doesn’t have to do much. Game manager might be an understatement.
  7. 3 points
    I cannot wait until Skippy takes over the Pats without Bill and Tom to do the heavy lifting. I don't see him as some genius, I see him as somebody average or better that benefited from a great team. Ever since he backed out on the Colts job I've thought he's unlikely to land a HC job anywhere but NE. And not the good Pats we've all put up with for 20 years, but the Pats of the old days who mostly sucked.
  8. 2 points
    I have to agree with Shaft on this one. Something that happens in the heat of the moment like it did on the football field is not as big a deal as a lot of people are making it out to be. Had he actually injured Rudolph, then I'd probably agree that a suit should be in order, but considering the things Rudolph did leading up to Garrett swinging the helmet at him, I doubt he'd win. What if Rudolph had injured Garrett while trying to rip his helmet off of him? Shouldn't that be considered assault by the same standards?
  9. 2 points
    It's a new feature DMD is trying out. The format reflects the quality of the post.
  10. 2 points
    Yeah, I think Shanahan played this about as good as he could. There were a lot of things at play here, and the Mahomes factor is always in play. At the end of the first half, you either choose the: "I need to try and score as many points as I can to combat Mahomes" or "I need to make sure I don't give him back the ball here, especially since I get the ball the start of the 3rd quarter." Both options are essentially correct. I do agree with you that option one should have been the play, mainly because your D was shutting us down, and even 3 points there PLUS the second half kickoff would have given him so many more options. As far as the 4th quarter goes, Shanahan was in no-man's land there. His team scored enough to get the lead in the 3rd quarter, but didn't score enough to really put it out of reach for the Chiefs. So really, in the 4th quarter he HAD to still mix it up as far as I was concerned. The Chiefs were selling out HARD to stop the run, and Shanahan knew that. Some of the passing situations were on Garoppolo, but how can you blame Shanahan for going to him - he had been incredibly efficient all game. And to be honest, the Chiefs defense DID make some plays down the stretch. And made enough to give Mahomes an opening, which is all he needs. The other factor here is that the design of Reid's offense means pass rushers for the opposing D are rushing A LOT for three quarters, AND the speed of our wide-outs means those corners and safeties are chasing those guys around all day. Those two factors helps to explain why the Chiefs offense has that ability to come back. They are literally built for this and also built for tiring out that defense for later in the game. Shanahan and the niners almost played the perfect game.
  11. 2 points
    The Victory Pants may or may not have had a boner in them.
  12. 2 points
    Greg's mom's got it going on
  13. 2 points
    I’ve probably told this story before, but the earliest I recall playing FF was 8th grade. I’m 44 how, so that was basically 30 years ago. No internet. Not really much for sports radio. My parents didn’t even have cable, so no ESPN. My #1 objective in life on Mondays was to get a copy of the sports page that had all of the box scores. Either the USA Today or Mpls Star Tribune. Sometimes I’d ask my dad to stop, on the way to school, so I could grab one from a gas station. Other times, I would walk to the nearest paper stand/dispenser. Worst case, I’d go to the school library and either take it with me, or browse the scores/stats, all the while taking meticulous notes. Sometimes, both sports pages would already be gone.... in that case, I knew that one of my buddies had already gotten their hands on them, as there were probably only a handful of us, in the entire school of roughly 1000 students, who had any interest in stealing the sports page from the library. 😂 Then, on Tuesdays, I’d grab the paper again, to get the MNF box score. Sometimes, if the game ended too late, there would just be a recap, and the stats would be in Wednesday’s paper. Pickups (waivers) were due by like 10 PM on Wednesdays, I think. By phone. No texting, no cell phones, etc. We had two land line phones in the house.... One in my parents room, and the other in the kitchen. I remember waiting for the opportune moment where nobody was around, then quickly calling my buddy to tell him I was picking up the likes of Sammie Smith for Johnny Hector, and hanging up before anybody in the house had the chance to ask me what I was doing. Needless to say, waivers moves were minimal, given that there really wasn’t much for news. No Rotoworld, no daily updates, etc. Heck, if somebody was a last-minute DNP for some reason, there was a good chance we wouldn’t even know it until Monday or later. Sounds terrible, but those were the days. Simple. No drama about the commish overruling a trade, bad trades, etc. There were trades, certainly. And some were probably terribly lopsided. But we didn’t know any better. It was part of the game. And the lack of news was also just part of it. We didn’t know any different, so it was draft your team, make a move/trade or two during the season, set your lineups (by calling them in to the commish), and hope for the best. I still play with a few of those same guys from 8th grade, and we go on a golf trip every summer. The same golf trip that, for years, used to include our annual draft (we now do it online). Not many can say that they do something like that, after 30 years. Pretty cool.
  14. 2 points
    I think it makes a big difference if you play IDP/dynasty or not, obviously. Those of us who have played in those leagues for 10-15 years (or maybe longer ) will recognize the backup middle linebacker from 10 years ago on most teams. If I only played in non-IDP leagues, however, my knowledge of players on the defensive side of the ball (in terms of teams outside of Minnesota) would be much more limited.
  15. 2 points
    My comment was more in jest about him being Dilfer, was hoping you'd see that, along with the dopey face. However, he is closer to Dilfer than to the greats. And Manning is not a sure fire first ballot HoFer in my opinion and i hope he doesn't get in as such, if at all. Longevity playing gives him the big numbers, very akin to padding stats in a blowout. Eli was never dominant and that's what should define a HoFer. You can throw all the accumulated stats you want at me and i, along with many others, will still look at who Eli was as a QB, and that's an average player, not a HoFer. Unfortunately, his defense winning him 2 SBs, along with a completely lucky hailmary play, will probably get him in, and make me vomit, at some point.
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    I Agree with you don’t see the Reid hate as I think he’s a fantastic coach! I know he’s had some stumbles along the way I’m not blind but really feel he learned from all those missteps and his team will be locked and loaded. And also I would definitely want Jimmy to beat me over the run game as well the only problem is the run game comes from a ton of different looks ex. samuel kittle and various directional runs out of the backfield. I think if they sell out to stop it the play action quick hitters down the middle will be open all day and that’s actually where jimmy excels. Should be a damn good game I’m nervous as KC is a studly team and Mahomes is arguably the best player in the NFL right now .. but hey any given Sunday baby! Cheers man I enjoy your posts you are a knowledge cat and I dig it!! (Wedding Crashers kinda)
  18. 2 points
    Should be a great game. I am surprised to see that the over/under for total TD's in this game is 3.5. I'd take the over on that all day. I'm pulling for KC for a few reasons. Can't help but pull for Reid, have family in KC, and part of it might be just a Midwest thing. Not to mention, there are a lot of people here in SoCal who pull for anything "West Coast," and I have a tendency to cheer for the underdog (or against what the majority is pulling for). Don't particularly care for bandwagon fans, and the bottom half of CA is full of them. Probably why they've never been able to sustain a pro team, much less two. When things go sour, people go find something else to do. Speaking of underdogs, I certainly do not see the Niners as the underdog in this game. To me, they are the more impressive team, in terms of what they've done coming into this matchup. Their D is legit. Ohter than the second CB, there are no weaknesses. And, as much as I don't really like Sherman, he's still very good. Good enough, anyway, that opposing QB's (even the best) tend to not throw his way as much as possible. I do agree that he's not fast enough to keep up with Hill, so that may be a concern, but we'll see. Another thing about SF. They are seasoned. Toughest second half of the season in the league, and they got through a big chunk of it with major missing pieces. Still managed to grab the 1-seed (albeit barely). Then, went on to absolutely throttle MIN and GB. Meanwhile, KC trailed big in both of their two playoff games. Ended up winning both convincingly, but it wasn't pure domination from the start like it was for SF. Not sure that means anything, but SF just feels like they're on a mission. There's no letting up with them. KC, meanwhile, had better not get too comfortable coming from behind... If they get down big to SF, I don't see them coming back in the same fashion that they have the past two weeks. I look at it like this. The SF defense and KC offense are arguably both the best in the league. But, SF has a dominant offense as well. The Chiefs' defense is average. Eye test, statistically, or whatever form of measurement you want to use. They're better than past years (when they were ranked 30+), but they're still middle of the pack. Coaching and special teams, you can make an argument for either side. Reid has the experience. Shanahan has the pedigree. Butker is great, but Gould isn't bad himself. And, as much as I love the speed of the Chiefs, that James guy is pretty fast also. So, it comes down to which defense can make the opposing offense the most uncomfortable. And, as much as I would like KC to win this game, I can envision SF's defense dominating this game much easier than I can imagine the KC defense stopping the Niners rushing attack. All of that said, Mahomes is special. And Jimmy G isn't. Big edge for KC there. That's not to say that Jimmy isn't talented, but as much as I wouldn't want to be behind in this game if I"m KC, I could say the same about SF. Man, this is a tough one to call. I think that is what it comes down to. Which team will win... the one with the best player on the planet with the average defense, or the team that is REALLY good on both sides of the ball, but has an average QB.
  19. 2 points
    Pump the brakes on the disrespect card a bit. I'm seeing the Vegas line at pickem to -1 with public money nearly 50/50. The main points I hear repeated is that while KC has the decided edge at QB; San Fran is the better all around team. So far this truly seems like a SB where there is no consensus on who is going to win.
  20. 2 points
    Not sure where the 9ers homer goggles comment is coming from. I’ve seen nothing on here of actual knowledgeable 9er fans being anything but optimistic about a pretty darn good team. I do think they have a great shot to win but KC has a great shot as well they are a dynamic offensive juggernaut. And as far as the Sherman thing it seems like you may have the anti-Sherman goggles on. As you have stated you can’t stand him and in YOUR OPINION he’s not a very good CB. I’ve watched every second of every niner game this year and as BB stated he’s no spring chicken anymore but more than holds his own as a very solid CB. There’s a reason QBs don’t throw his way often and when they do they have a 48 QBR. I’m excited for the chance to win the big one again and am really glad that most everyone I’ve talked to already has KC raising the Lombardi... love being the underdog it only gives you room to go up! Not many expect them to beat mahomes and co. It has really been a year of proving themselves worthy week in and week out! So why the hell not go be special one more week in the big one! Hi Bier! I’ll be having a beer in spirit with you during the game as we did when we watched the niners playoff game years ago at my house! ( And FYI as CD said Mikes hair is glorious) Good Luck CD! And if it was any other year I’d be rooting for you as I really like KC and Reid! Should be a good one but I hope you piss your victory pants! Let Go Niners!!
  21. 2 points
    Meh. Cousins is what he is. A very accurate passer when given the time to throw. He doesn't handle pressure well. There are two ways to fix that... Either protect him more, or replace him with a better QB. I'd argue that the first option is much easier than the second. Neither are "easy," but the Vikings have failed to put adequate resources towards upgrading their O-Line for years. It was a problem 3-4 years ago with Bradford and Hill at QB. It was a problem with Keenum, and it's a problem now. Trying to "find" a better QB than a guy who is, at worst, average in terms of starting NFL QB's, is not easy to do. Half of the league is looking to find a better QB than what they have. And, most of THOSE teams would take Cousins in a heartbeat. Maybe not at the salary that he's being paid, but strictly in terms of talent. Cousins isn't one of the best QB's in the league, but he's certainly not one of the worst, either. And, frankly, he won more games for the Vikings than he lost. When you look at their losses (GBx2, CHIx2, SEA, SF in the playoffs), Cousins wasn't the primary issue in any of them. O-Line was a huge problem in most, if not all, of those games. Defense was a problem as well, at least at times. Play-calling was suspect on a few occasions (although I'd argue that some of that can also be attributed to what they were working with, offensive line wise). But, pass protection (or lack thereof) is the one true trend. And, I'm not talking lack of "great" pass protection. I'm talking give your QB more than 1-2 seconds to make a decision. I was on the fence about the Cousins signing when it happened. But he certainly is an upgrade over Keenum. Both QB's suffered embarassing playoff losses against teams with dominant pass rush defenses. The Vikings' potential is limited to "good but not great" until they improve the O-Line.
  22. 2 points
    My assessment as an unbiased onlooker.... There are a lot more things that San Fran needs to do in order to win this game so I think you're right on that. I disagree with you on a few things. First, The WR assessment is a strong advantage in KC's favor, especially when considering D Williams out of the backfield. When Sammy Watkins is the 4th option, and your 5th option runs a 4.3/ 40, that is frightening. I would also argue that while San Fran's defense is better, I don't believe they have a strong edge in this particular matchup. The 9ers secondary is very vulnerable with the Chiefs speed at WR. The KC offensive line is ranked 4th in Pass protection this season so I don't see them being bullied by the 9ers d-line like we've seen. On the flip side, the 9ers o-line is ranked 15th in Pass pro, so the defensive line of KC could certainly swing the defensive battle a bit towards KC. KC's defense is greatly improved over the second half of the season. Honey Badger has been an absolute force, So again, I agree, overall, 9ers Def ha the edge BUT to me, in this particular matchup, its a slight edge. I also don't agree that the coaching edge is with San Fran. Lets not forget who designed the defense that shut down the 18-0 Patriots in 2007. Spags has a lot more weapons on this defense than he did back then. Chris Jones is a run stopping force and he came out of last weeks game without aggravation of his injury. 2 more weeks off will work wonders for him. Andy Reid is an absolute force coming off a bye week (17-3). People will argue he has had some late game management issues, that's somewhat fair but overblown in my opinion. If we are going to knock him for that, lets not forget who the OC was for the Falcons in that utter collapse vs NE a few years ago. Ultimately this should be a classic game. QB: Strong edge KCC RB: Strong edge SF WR: Strong edge KCC TE: Very slight edge to SF for Kittle's blocking (rec is a push) PK: Push ST: Edge KCC Defense: Edge SF Coaching: Edge KC 34-27 Chiefs
  23. 2 points
    I think both brees/NOS, and rodgers/GBP are both still in great positions to make runs (and still have the skills to do it)... great #1 wrs, excellent rb options, better defenses than then have had in a while (and good defenses). both could use another wr. NFC is a battleground now with Min, Seattle, now SF is in the game, rams have a load of talent...
  24. 2 points
    And somebody in another thread said they didn't think Brees or Rodgers were capable of "getting over the hump" anymore. Just shows how ridiculous a statement like that is.
  25. 2 points
    Lets hope Jimmy Dilfer is up to the task
  26. 2 points
    I always assumed Brady played for Vegas.
  27. 2 points
    they were leading 10-7, now 17-7.
  28. 2 points
    I keep thinking this is about Myles...
  29. 1 point
    As a Chiefs fan, I'm going to miss his turnovers.
  30. 1 point
    Win 2 more and then we can talk about a dynasty. Until then, dynasty talk is stupid talk. And by stupid talk, I don't mean you. I mean talking head morans.
  31. 1 point
    Living up to your proclamination?
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  33. 1 point
    As I mentioned in my breakdown. People seemed to forget the monumental collapse that Shanahan had vs the Patriots. He's now part of the 2 worst Superbowl chokes of all time.
  34. 1 point
    I like the under on the prop bet of Kittle getting 6.5 receptions. I don't think the 49ers are going to get cute and go away from the run game. They have run the ball dominantly all season. Teams know it's coming and still can't stop it. Why change things up when it has worked brilliantly all year? And I don't think that their defense will allow them to fall far enough behind that they have to abandon the run. Kittle had more than 6.5 receptions 4 times out of 16 weeks this year including the playoffs (he missed 2 games). It should be noted that he had exactly 6 receptions on 6 occasions so he could have easily had 7 receptions a few more times. The Chiefs gave up more than 6.5 receptions to a tight end 1 time this year when they gave up 7 receptions to Darren Waller in week 13. They did give up 6 receptions on 3 occasions. So this year's history would indicate that Kittle isn't likely to get 7 receptions. And with how the 49ers have been gameplanning in the playoffs, it is highly unlikely that they pass enough for Kittle to have a big day unless they fall behind by a large margin which is not likely. I put his odds of getting more than 6.5 receptions at 23.7%.
  35. 1 point
    The Punt Pass Kick Competition of 1971.
  36. 1 point
    I don't think he touches the qbs of his generation.
  37. 1 point
    everyone likes a good fairy tale (or in eli's case, an average one).
  38. 1 point
    So true, the pain i felt when the Giants beat the pats. I was in complete disbelief and it was then i knew the game was fixed and super glue had been used.
  39. 1 point
    HOF is for the history and the story of Pro Football. Can you tell that story of without Eli Manning ? I don't think so. 1 superbowl has been done by many. 2 superbowls is another level.
  40. 1 point
    Cheers to that. The downfall of a forum or any other social media platform is you can't read someone's tone. Unless you really know someone, sarcasm is generally lost as well. Goes without saying, but if there were no passionate, die hard sports fans loyal to their team(s), watching sports would be blah. We love certain teams and we love to hate others. It's what makes it so enjoyable.
  41. 1 point
    49ers fans can't say JG is real.... because we are 9er fans. you are forming opinions and making evaluations, while dismissing others, without actually watching the players and games. Highlights don't tell the story of the games played. We have know each other 20 years. If he disagreed, he would have made his opinion know (as he did while discussing roll outs).
  42. 1 point
    Triangle Walks - Fever Ray
  43. 1 point
    Pretty sure we had nine inexplicable years of Garrett as a head coach to know he sucks. If the Giants improve, he will not be the reason.
  44. 1 point
    Another state is another state . It doesn't pertain to you as you were born in Philly , but the Philly fans that live in Jersey aren't true homers
  45. 1 point
    Most philly fans I know live in south jersey . With your premise , shouldn't you be rooting for teams that play in NJ if you live in NJ ? I view sports as entertainment . I understand people rooting for their home teams and I think that's great , but it isn't as if those teams are made up of guys from your home state . The NFL is an entertainment business . As I stated , my brother brainwashed me as a boy and I like all of the teams he likes. This includes suffering as an Orioles fan . Stevegrab is right. The Cowboys have tons of haters . I have friends who like insignificant teams that flood my social media page the literal second the Cowboys lose . Its a part of being a fan of Americas team . I have enjoyed their glory years and I have diehard supported them throughout this entire drought
  46. 1 point
    Brady isn't exactly the mentoring type, ask Jimmy G. I think his only value is as a QB. An old one at that.
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  48. 1 point
    Bears LT Jimbo Covert finally got in, and it's long overdue. Blocking for Dan Marino at Pitt, Covert gave up just three sacks during his college career. From Covert's rookie '83 season through '86, Chicago led the NFL in rushing, and Bears finished third or better in rushing during all but one of Covert's seasons. A chronic back injury cut Covert's career short. He retired in 1990 at age 30. I really think he would have gotten into the Hall on his own if he had played longer. ================ Two way player Ed Sprinkle played for the Bears in the 40s and 50s. Per si.com: Sprinkle was nicknamed "the Claw" and was known as one of the toughest Bears ever, as well as one of their best pass rushers. He played on the 1946 NFL champion team and was in the NFL from 1944-1955. Sprinkle passed away in 2014 at the age of 90. Besides being known for the use of his forearm, Sprinkle was simply known as the meanest man in football. He played at only 200 pounds and was called by George Halas the greatest pass rusher he'd ever seen. The Giants once claimed Spinkle had injured two of their players on the same play in the 1946 title game. Part of the 1946 Championship team, he scored the Bears only touchdown to win the game by helping force a fumble and returning it to the house.
  49. 1 point
    Santeria - Sublime
  50. 1 point
    Back to McCarthy... Sources say one of the most important factors in Mike McCarthy taking the Cowboys coaching job was that he'd have January and Februarys off!