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[NFL] NFL Thread

Discussion in 'SportsTalk' started by blotsfan, Sep 8, 2016.

  1. Covar

    Covar It's Clobberin' Time!!!

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    I love football, but the rules really need an overhaul.
     
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    sixpackshaker Forum God

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    Refs should pay the fines of flagrant fouls that they don't call.
     
  3. Dave

    Dave I'm not that fucking old! Staff Member

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    *ahem*

    GO COWBOYS!
     
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    Tress Always Late

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    Dear god, the 49ers looked like total shit. It's going to be a looooooong year.
     
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    jwhouk Stuck In North Central Walkerstan

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    The Packers looked horrible, and yet we still beat the Seahawks.

    I really don't know what to think after that.
     
  6. Bubble181

    Bubble181 The odd one out

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    1) Only touching the ball with the foot
    2) Let's use an actual ball instead of some weird elliptoid
    3) Let's get rid of the body armor
    4) Let's have two halves of 45 minutes each, with maybe some extra time if the play's stopped for a duration.
    5) Why not put the goal on the ground, and put a net behind it, so the ball doesn't go flying off into nowhere
    6) Maybe have a dedicated person to keep the ball out of the goal? Like, a goal...keeper?
    7) ...

    15,843) Hurray! We can now all enjoy a proper game of Badminton! Wait, what? I took a wrong turn somewhere.
     
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  7. Covar

    Covar It's Clobberin' Time!!!

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    Number 4 is pointless. There's such a thing call a stopwatch. It's this crazy device that lets you count how much time elapses and you can pause and resume it if there's a stoppage in play. :p

    I think you got distracted by the shuttlecock.
     
  8. blotsfan

    blotsfan Upper Crust

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    Meh. Still better than soccer.
     
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  9. DarkAudit

    DarkAudit Back to Back Champion

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    The ball is round. The game lasts 90 minutes. Everything else is pure theory.
     
  10. Bubble181

    Bubble181 The odd one out

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    You're German, aren't you?
     
  11. DarkAudit

    DarkAudit Back to Back Champion

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    Depends on which run through we're on right now.
     
  12. Gared

    Gared One Of Us

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    The Hawks looked like trash, and honestly, even without the officiating issues, I don't see them winning that game yesterday. The O-line isn't so much a line as it is a sieve, Wilson was sacked three times - three fucking times - and the best pic of the day may be this one:
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    How in the hell does that even happen in the pros? Carroll keeps harping on wanting to get back to being a run-first offense, which was great when we had Marshawn Lynch in his prime, but much less great when you have Thomas Rawls post-multiple-fractures. And even if they did want to get back to running the ball more, that only works if you can push the defense off the line. Which one of those four fools do you see pushing defensive players off the line? If you really want to get back to being a run-first offense, you don't trade your best center to NO for a tight end who has so far been fairly ineffectual in a run game and sat out most of his first year so he wasn't useful in the passing game either. For crying out loud, Graham was targeted 7 times yesterday, had 3 receptions, and a total of 6 yards. Six. I feel like Roger Dorn from Major League 3, "$18 million over three seasons and he doesn't even wave the bat at the ball?!" We had no run game, no passing game to speak of, no pass blocking, no run blocking.

    Our defense looked good, for the most part, in spite of the fact that we were playing a second string corner against Aaron Rogers most of the game after Lane was ejected for not throwing a punch at someone (the third player this year to be ejected for "throwing a punch," including week 3 preseason). Of course, they were on the field for far too damn long, but that's been par for the course for the last eight years. Walsh looked good - I'm really hoping the Vikings' former punter being unable to get the laces out was Walsh's big problem last year.

    Ultimately, it's the first game of the season. Sample size is too small to extrapolate meaningful data.
     
  13. jwhouk

    jwhouk Stuck In North Central Walkerstan

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    Funny, it looked like the Packer O-line was a sieve that first half. And TWO INT's for AR12?
     
  14. Shakey

    Shakey One Of Us

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    Poor AP. Yell at the coach some more. I'm sure your horrible performance was all his fault.
     
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    General Specific A catastrophic success

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    1) Kick a ball around a field for 85 out of 90 minutes.
    2) The other 5 minutes, get close to scoring, but ultimately kick it out of bounds
    3) Have majority of games end in a tie or 1-0
    4) Pretend game is "Beautiful" instead of boring

    ;)
     
  16. BErt

    BErt Longstanding Member

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    If only your team had a QB...who could throw for 16 TD to 4 INT last year in a shitty offensive system before being pulled...and had previously led a team to a Super Bowl berth. But where the fuck would you find one of those?
     
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    DarkAudit Back to Back Champion

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    ESPN can suck it...
     
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  18. Covar

    Covar It's Clobberin' Time!!!

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    What the hell is happening over in Bristol where they decide to put a Spanish Soccer commentator on the sidelines for MNF?

    Were they too caught up with which set of PTI clone hosts should pull double duty on sports center?
     
  19. blotsfan

    blotsfan Upper Crust

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    The annual second MNF game is always a bit of an odd collection of people since it's literally the only time ESPN needs a second football NFL team.

    That being said, I thought he was a football guy, he just normally works for ESPN deportes.
     
  20. Covar

    Covar It's Clobberin' Time!!!

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    I might have just misunderstood when I heard he calls football games and that English was his second language.
     
  21. sixpackshaker

    sixpackshaker Forum God

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    Oh good, I thought the poor boy was developmentally challenged.
     
  22. Gruebeard

    Gruebeard King of Cheese

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    Well, I'd rather watch badminton instead of soccer anyway. So good job!

    also, added one idea.
     
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    Gruebeard King of Cheese

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    By the way, @Halforums, have I ever pitched my idea for a lingerie curling league?
     
  24. PatrThom

    PatrThom Genuinely Curious

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    Wouldn't that be something, if tagging @halforums showed up in everyone's Alerts like some kind of distribution list?

    --Patrick
     
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  25. sixpackshaker

    sixpackshaker Forum God

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    Good luck getting a bikini model to sweep the floor.
     
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    Gruebeard King of Cheese

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    Nonsense. My plan involves recruiting the best curlers in the world simply by offering decent prize money.
     
  27. sixpackshaker

    sixpackshaker Forum God

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    But I don't want to see the best curlers in their smallclothes.
     
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    Gruebeard King of Cheese

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    You've clearly never watched women's curling.
    --- Double Post Merged, Sep 13, 2017 ---
    Back me up on this @Bubble181
     
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  29. Dave

    Dave I'm not that fucking old! Staff Member

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    These people have never watched curling.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Gruebeard King of Cheese

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    Now there's some Russians I'd collude with!
     
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    PatrThom Genuinely Curious

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    And you could
    ...if you have the stones for it.

    --Patrick
     
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    Celt Z Ginger

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    Nnnhhhhhh.... I'm going to have to take a hard pass on this one, Gruey. It's like owning "The Men of I.T." calendar.

    [​IMG]
     
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    PatrThom Genuinely Curious

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    Celt Z Ginger

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    PatrThom Genuinely Curious

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    You know him better'n I.
    Edited. :)

    --Patrick