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Discussion in 'Sport & Athletics' started by Poppy, Dec 16, 2012.

  1. Biak

    Biak Adjutant Patron  

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    I think that since both States, Colorado & Washington, have now legalized the use of recreational marijuana both teams should really enjoy themselves before the kickoff. Make for an interesting game don't ya think?
     
  2. Poppy

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    Super Bowl. hehehe
     
  3. KodiakBeer

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    The smart line is to always bet on the better defense in Super Bowl games. That's because nerves get shattered and it's far more difficult to execute complex offensive plays in those conditions. Somebody always screws up.

    It could be different in this game because Manning relies on quick releases. It's a different dynamic when the ball is hitting somebody ten yards down the field instead of 30. It's less complex and there's less to screw up - the ball is either accurately thrown or it isn't. The defense has less time to react and the receiver is under less pressure.

    Just thinking out loud...

    All in all, I think I'd bet on the Broncos to buck the "bet on the defense" Super Bowl law. I'll predict a low scoring game that the Broncos take in the end. The first quarter will be a circus until everyone calms down, then the Broncos will slowly take the advantage.
     
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    Well, it's halftime and Seattle is up 22-0. They also get the ball first in the second half. Unless Denver has a magical second half, I think it's in the bag for Seattle.
     
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    Is it too late to change my earlier prediction?
     
  6. Biak

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    Had to answer my own quote but I believe the Bronco's may have taken my jest seriously. Kodiakbeer was right on the money regarding the nerves, only thing is Denver never settled down and it was actually hard to keep watching.
     
  7. O.M.A.

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    Congratulations to the winning team, and not so much to the losers.

    Anyone know what the score was? Can say I ever watch 'Merican Rules.
     
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    Could not decide if this should go here or the Joke of the Day thread. :)
     

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    Ain't that the truth. Whether you like football or not, the NFL is a huge sham. Every team is listed as a non-profit, so no taxes are paid, and most teams get their stadiums built by their host city paid for for taxes. If the word "socialism" irritates you as it does me, the NFL is the most undeserving social welfare project in the nation.
     
  10. Takao

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    It is the "corporate" side of the NFL that is non-profit. The only team that is non-profit is the Green Bay Packers, and that is because they are owned by the "public", and their is no one controlling "entity" - IIRC there are something like 350,000 "shareholders"(holding 5 million shares) of the team, and no one shareholder can have more than 200,000 shares. The rest of the teams do make a profit and do pay taxes.

    As to the building of stadiums, that is not "socialism", it is "extortion" - build us a new stadium at your expense or we will leave for a new city. The Mafia could not have come up with a better scheme, and this one is legal!
     
  11. Poppy

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    Am ok with how stadiums are built. NFL creates a lot of business, communities drool over game day. ..Don't care if some of the players are thugs. Don't care that the NFL only looks out for the investors, not the players. Drug abuse, domestic violence, racial tensions, etc...Because when the NFL is firing on all cylinders, there is no other sport as entertaining. If you could cross section and view the NFL on a microscope, you'd see America. Warts and all. The game changes as much as the country does.
    Love it.

    Crunch time coming. Lots of televised games today. Bouncing between Miami/ Baltimore, Pittsburgh/ Cincinnati, Carolina/ New Orleans. Miami/ Baltimore has been good.
     
  12. KJ Jr

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    Lots of good games today. Waiting for my Eagles game.
     
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    In hockey, defense usually wins. Thinking same applies to NFL, but home field accounts for a lot too. Eagles have put a lot of points on the board, but Seattle has allowed the second lowest points against. Hope for a good game, picking Seattle by at least 7...Want to see terrible weather, always makes for excitement- fumbles, slips.
     
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    Your right. I am a true pessimistic Philly fan, lol. Seattle seems to have gotten it together. Should be a good one.
     
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    Cincinnati, the NFL team that lives practically next door to where I live, just got creamed by Pittsburgh today 42-21. KJ Jr, sorry about the Philly's loss, looks like it was an interesting game. By the way since you live in the New England area, do you also follow the patriots or are you a pure Philly fan?
     
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    Thanks Smiley, yeah it was not their best performance. Born and raised in Philly unfortunately leaves me no choice but live and die Philly sports :). It is difficult seeing the hometown team here have so much success. For me at least. Sour grapes. I admire the Patriots and respect the organization.
     
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    I was wondering. I like the Patriots, partially because Tom Brady played For University of Michigan (I'm a big Michigan fan), but I like the patriots a lot. They're really the only NFL that I follow usually. I don't follow the bengals because I despise their organization especially the owner.
     
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    What is the scoop on Bengals owner - the stadium stuff?
     
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    He just doesn't really run the team that well. I've heard from people who have met him that personally he is not that pleasant or nice. He seems to be really into the money. Now a lot of people will say that a lot of owners profit a lot, but this guy is practically all about the money and all that he seems to care about, more than the team and how its run. I really dislike the guy and what he's done. What do you mean by the stadium? The stadium is called Paul Brown stadium. He was one of the founders of the Bengals, and he seemed to be a lot nicer. His son, Mike Brown, is the current owner of the team. that's the guy I dislike.
    (fun random fact Paul Brown was also the first coach for the Browns, and that is who the Browns are named after. Just a little bit of mildly interesting trivia)
     
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