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Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on August 14, 2006, 08:13:17 PM
Welcome to all Villa fans who suddenly have a favourite American Football team.

I thought that in light of today's events we should have somewhere to discuss events NFL-wise.

So here it is.

No messing about please or I'll subject you all to more babbling about baseball and Tangerine Dream. [-X

Today sees the most important event in the NFL pre-season. I am of course referring to the debut of the broadcasting legend that is Tony Kornheiser on ESPN's "Monday Night Football" as they broadcast the Raiders v Vikings game.

(http://www.thiswebsitestinks.com/images/tk_dance_hands.jpg)

Good luck Satch from your one and only fan in England.

The real games start in early September. I'll be in Boston for the Bills @ Patriots game on Sep 10th.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Hammer on August 14, 2006, 08:36:36 PM
Go Panthers.

I worked in Charlotte for two summers, 1998 and 1999. I then went on to Chicago, Boston and New Jersey... and people tried to convert me wherever I went, but even though I don't follow the NFL too closely, I can't just change the team I follow.

That said, I hope the Browns have a good season :D
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Florida Villa on August 14, 2006, 08:41:44 PM
Live near Tampa , but would not follow them for obvious reasons ,  have distinct leaning towards the Eagles, but will probably make an effort to watch the Browns now  \:D/
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on August 14, 2006, 09:00:40 PM
Quote from: "Hammer"
Go Panthers.

I worked in Charlotte for two summers, 1998 and 1999. I then went on to Chicago, Boston and New Jersey... and people tried to convert me wherever I went, but even though I don't follow the NFL too closely, I can't just change the team I follow.

That said, I hope the Browns have a good season :D


I went to a MNF game in Charlotte a couple of years back. I flew in that afternoon and straight out again in the morning. I really must try to get back there again some time.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Pants on August 14, 2006, 09:02:36 PM
The Steelers have always been my team, the old man visited about 20 years ago and came back with shirt, cap etc.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on August 14, 2006, 09:02:44 PM
Quote from: Florida Villa
Live near Tampa , but would not follow them for obvious reasons ,  have distinct leaning towards the Eagles, but will probably make an effort to watch the Browns now  \:D/

I have friends in Reddington Shores (sp). There's a great Italian restaurant nearby. On the night I was there Esteban Yan (D'Rays pitcher at the time) was entertaining two blondes !!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Dave Cooper please on August 14, 2006, 09:41:53 PM
Nope, not even billionaire American owners are enough to make me watch American football, it's an awful, awful sport.

Now baseball, I can watch that!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: OneIanTaylor on August 14, 2006, 10:14:44 PM
I have normally followed New England, as I like Brady at QB, the roughness of the Defensive line and people like Deon Branch etc.

However, I can say that I like the Browns now!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Drummond on August 15, 2006, 12:35:43 AM
I used to follow Philadelphia, only because they were the team I was good with  at John Madden on Megadrive!

I'll be a Browns man now.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on August 15, 2006, 07:36:52 AM
Quote from: "Dave Cooper"


Now baseball, I can watch that!



Is this approval for me to start a baseball thread ?
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on August 15, 2006, 07:57:37 AM
The Arizona Cardinals finally sign their First Round draft pick, QB Matt Leinart to a 6 year contract.

Leinart should have left college last year after leading USC to the national championship. At that point he would probably have been the Number One player taken. However, he decided to go back to college and join his (now ex) girlfriend in a ballroom dancing class.

Staying in college cost him several million dollars

Leinart has since been linked with that well known intellectual Miss Paris Hilton.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Hawkesey on August 15, 2006, 08:39:57 AM
Vikings fan here, although without Daunte we'll be up shit creek minus paddle.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Dave P on August 15, 2006, 08:44:03 AM
Quote from: "Florida Villa"
Live near Tampa


I'm going to Tampa with the Mrs






sorry  8-[
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: puppyfeat on August 15, 2006, 11:28:17 AM
I'm an Eagles fan as it was there that I saw my first NFL game in '84 - they were shit back then and lost that game (to the 49ers), but I've stayed loyal through all the years of disappointment ever since. Never saw them play again except in an exhibition match at Wembley a few years later, which I think was actually against the Cleveland Browns.

I have a soft spot for Cleveland as it was the first US city I ever went to (after NYC), and I have some good memories of times I spent working around there one summer. I never saw the Browns play though.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: CT on August 15, 2006, 11:32:50 AM
This "love-in" with The Browns is as painful as Terrell Owens hamstring right now!

Question for UKRedsox: Is there no more Madden/Micheals on MNF this season then?

..and I'm still waiting for Richard to join in telling us how crap he thinks the NFL is.  :smt002
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: freddie Rincon on August 15, 2006, 11:41:04 AM
Im a Jets fan as the first game i ever saw was the Monday Night Miracle, when they came back from about 35 points down against the dolphins. There's kind of a Browns link there as Joe Namath played for the Browns after he left the Jets. Tenuous though.

CT, I think John Madden has moved to Sunday night games (shown on channel 5 over here) and the commentators from sunday nights last year have moved to mondays (also shown on channel 5)
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Ricky on August 15, 2006, 11:43:36 AM
Only cause I saw them both last year but..

Go Colts!

College - Go Buckeyes!! ........

Or something like that? :-#
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Dave Cooper please on August 15, 2006, 12:16:57 PM
Quote from: "UK Redsox"
Quote from: "Dave Cooper"


Now baseball, I can watch that!



Is this approval for me to start a baseball thread ?


I can't approve anything, I am a mere minion on this site!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on August 15, 2006, 01:12:01 PM
Quote from: "CT"

Question for UKRedsox: Is there no more Madden/Micheals on MNF this season then?



Due to decreased ratings MNF has switched from Network TV to ESPN on Cable/Satellite (now featuring the genius Tony "Satchmo" Kornheiser").

John & Al will now be doing NBC's flagship Sunday Night Game.

I assume that Channel 5 will be showing these games but there's nothing on the "Five" website.

Sky are showing double headers for at least the first three weeks of the season.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Rotterdam on August 15, 2006, 03:51:11 PM
49ers and Florida Marlins for me.


Both are pants.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Simon Ward on August 15, 2006, 04:52:01 PM
Quote from: "Rotterdam"
49ers and Florida Marlins for me.


Both are pants.


As is American Football and Baseball. O:)
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Chicago_Villa on August 17, 2006, 06:10:16 AM
Da Bears and the Cubs, for obvious reasons. Will never revert to being a Browns fan.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on August 17, 2006, 07:48:54 AM
Good news for all you Cowboys fans, T.O. has practised for the first time
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on August 17, 2006, 09:20:46 AM
Our new favourite NFL team seems to be struggling at the Center position.

Firstly LeCharles Bentley goes down injured now Alonzo Ephraim (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2551170) is suspended for drug use.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: peter w on August 17, 2006, 09:31:47 AM
I keep an eye on New Englands scores, and league position. But not to the point that I can say I really care. Its a sport so i try and have a team to follow. New England because of England- although i will try and have an interest in the Browns next season. In baseball I keep an eye out for kansas scores as they are shit and finish bottom nearly every season.

But in reality American football, baseball, basketball are all bollocks.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: CT on August 17, 2006, 09:58:35 PM
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Good news for all you Cowboys fans, T.O. has practised for the first time


Only just! It's all going to end in tears, it's Stan Collymore all over again!  #-o

Peter w wrote:

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But in reality American football, baseball, basketball are all bollocks.


2 out of 3 - Good enough!  :smt002
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on August 18, 2006, 08:28:46 AM
Quote from: "peter w"
In baseball I keep an eye out for kansas scores as they are shit and finish bottom nearly every season.



The Royals truly are shite but they still went and beat my Red Sox last week  ](*,)
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: peter w on August 18, 2006, 04:22:07 PM
Quote from: "UK Redsox"
Quote from: "peter w"
In baseball I keep an eye out for kansas scores as they are shit and finish bottom nearly every season.



The Royals truly are shite but they still went and beat my Red Sox last week  ](*,)



Wahoo! Are they bottom?
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: freddie Rincon on August 19, 2006, 04:28:43 PM
Cleveland won last night in a preseason game, beating Detroit 20-16
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Julie on August 19, 2006, 06:55:22 PM
Philly Eagles  ](*,) Notorious for bad fans, bad attitudes, and sniveling bastard players. I think I'd pick the Dallas Cowboys over them, and that's quite painful for me to type!

I've never been the type of person who is dazzled over wealthy teams and star athletes. I have a soft spot for the underdog...I love teams that play for pride. Washington Redskins...now there's a team with heart. I've been a loyal fan since I was a little girl.
I've never had any reason to dislike the Cleveland Browns, other than their hideous colours. ;)  I will definitely be watching them closely this year.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: John Abbey on August 19, 2006, 08:56:37 PM
stopped following american football a few years back but my team when I was younger was the Washington Redskins (picked at random during the first season shown on channel 4 with Nicky Horne, they won the superbowl that season but they were my team from week one, Joe Theissman and John Riggins were awesome)
I do have a couple of questions:
The Cleveland Browns (named after founder Paul Brown rather than the colour they play in IIRC) ceased to exist a few years back when the franchise moved to Baltimore and became the Ravens, are the Browns a new club or did the Ravens move back to Cleveland?
Where are the Baltimore Colts based nowadays?
can somebody please post a current list of NFL franchises, preferably showing some history of where they came from eg;
Oakland/LA/back to Oakland Raiders
St Louis/ Phoenix Cardinals etc
just so I can get my bearings again
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on August 19, 2006, 09:11:04 PM
Quote from: "John Abbey"
stopped following american football a few years back but my team when I was younger was the Washington Redskins (picked at random during the first season shown on channel 4 with Nicky Horne, they won the superbowl that season but they were my team from week one, Joe Theissman and John Riggins were awesome)
I do have a couple of questions:
The Cleveland Browns (named after founder Paul Brown rather than the colour they play in IIRC) ceased to exist a few years back when the franchise moved to Baltimore and became the Ravens, are the Browns a new club or did the Ravens move back to Cleveland?
Where are the Baltimore Colts based nowadays?
can somebody please post a current list of NFL franchises, preferably showing some history of where they came from eg;
Oakland/LA/back to Oakland Raiders
St Louis/ Phoenix Cardinals etc
just so I can get my bearings again


Browns
The original Browns moved to Baltimore and became the Ravens. Part of the deal done by the owners with the NFL was that the Browns name, records and history would remain in limbo until an expansion team was placed in Cleveland. This is what happened and the "new" Browns are Randy's team.

Colts
Left Baltimore under cloak of darkness in the middle of the night back in the 80's. Now in Indy and one of the top teams thanks to QB Peyton Manning and WR Marvin Harrison

Raiders
Oakland > LA > Oakland.

Cardinals
Chicago > St Louis > Phoenix

A good place to check team histories is here (http://www.profootballhof.com/history/teams.jsp)[/b]
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Bad English on August 19, 2006, 11:11:35 PM
This thread had no street-cred whatsoever until Julie came on: a real American who knows her football.

I was expecting a deluge of Dawg fans to give us some real comment from other people who know about football. Come on, you can do better than this. ;-)
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Julie on August 20, 2006, 07:05:59 AM
Quote from: "John Abbey"
stopped following american football a few years back but my team when I was younger was the Washington Redskins (picked at random during the first season shown on channel 4 with Nicky Horne, they won the superbowl that season but they were my team from week one, Joe Theissman and John Riggins were awesome


Damn right they were! Don't forget Art Monk and Darrell Green! Those were good years...very very good years. :)
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: CT on August 20, 2006, 02:42:43 PM
Julie wrote:

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I'd pick the Dallas Cowboys over them, and that's quite painful for me to type!


We're so close Julie! I reckon by the year 2010 we'll get you at Texas Stadium with the only set of fans left that still do the Mexican Wave....

...apart from Wigan Athletic.  #-o
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: John Abbey on August 21, 2006, 07:01:59 PM
Cheers for the link,UKRedsox. I notice that LA, who had 2 teams when I started watching football, now has none.  Losing one team is unfortunate, losing 2 is just bloody careless isn't it? #-o
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on August 22, 2006, 07:50:48 AM
Quote from: "John Abbey"
Cheers for the link,UKRedsox. I notice that LA, who had 2 teams when I started watching football, now has none.  Losing one team is unfortunate, losing 2 is just bloody careless isn't it? #-o


There's always rumours of another team moving to LA. In the aftermath of Katrina, the New Orleans Saints were favourites but they now seem committed to staying in NO for the short term at least.

The other team that's mentioned is the Minnesota Vikings. There's actually precident for this because that's where the LA Lakers basketball team moved from.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on August 24, 2006, 10:01:25 AM
A rare NFL trade....

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ATLANTA -- Filling their need for a No. 3 wide receiver, the Atlanta Falcons on Tuesday night acquired disgruntled Denver Broncos veteran Ashley Lelie in a three-team trade.

The Falcons sent former first-round tailback T.J. Duckett to Washington. At worst, the Broncos will receive two draft choices from Washington -- third- and fourth-round picks


The Redskins need a backup running back in case Clinton Portis isn't fit to start the season.

More here (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2558101)


Also, bad news for all the Cowboys fans, T.O. has tweaked his hamstring again (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2558860)
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: NickF on August 25, 2006, 09:55:30 PM
I've been a big Redskins fan since the early eighties. I used to listen on Armed Forces Radio back in those days  - desperate reception and all that. Tinternet and Sky makes that a thing of the past thankfully. Think we'll go close this year if we keep Brunell healthy. Certainly the best shape we've been since 1991. NFC East is looking very tough though...
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on August 27, 2006, 06:40:57 PM
Quote from: "NickF"
I've been a big Redskins fan since the early eighties. I used to listen on Armed Forces Radio back in those days  - desperate reception and all that.


That was me in the early eighties as well.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on August 29, 2006, 08:05:28 AM
I know that coach Art Shell is trying to bring back the old-style Raider throwing game but this (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2564386) just seems like desperation to me.

In Dallas, the T.O. (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2564476) troubles are continuing.

It looks like Priest Holmes (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2564293), one of the NFL's recent greats may have played his last game.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: OneIanTaylor on August 29, 2006, 07:22:49 PM
That's a shame for Holmes, I hope he recovers. Larry Johnson had quite a season though last time.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: AVFC13 on August 29, 2006, 09:43:23 PM
The Lions are my team.  I've lived in Detroit for 16 years now and follow all the teams here.  The Lions (NFL), Tigers (baseball), Red Wings (Hockey), and the Pistons (basketball).  The Pistons, Red Wings, and the Tigers all finished, or will finish (tigers) with the best record in their sports for the year.  But sadly got dumped out of the playoffs too soon.  

I also graduated from Michigan State University, so I support the MSU Spartans.  GO GREEN!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on August 30, 2006, 08:13:43 AM
Quote from: AVFC13
The Lions are my team.  I've lived in Detroit for 16 years now and follow all the teams here.  The Lions (NFL), Tigers (baseball), Red Wings (Hockey), and the Pistons (basketball). 

Its amazing the difference that Jim Leyland has made to the Tigers. Very similar to the affect that MON is having on the Villa. Taking basically the same group of players from mediocrity to contention.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Jon Crofts on August 30, 2006, 12:27:16 PM
Redskins or Ravens for me, seen them both in the past couple of years, frequent visitor on business to the area so managed to catch a couple of games.

Baseball same again, have to be the Orioles cos I've seen 'em.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: AVFC13 on August 30, 2006, 04:15:27 PM
Quote from: "UK Redsox"
Quote from: "AVFC13"
The Lions are my team.  I've lived in Detroit for 16 years now and follow all the teams here.  The Lions (NFL), Tigers (baseball), Red Wings (Hockey), and the Pistons (basketball).  


Its amazing the difference that Jim Leyland has made to the Tigers. Very similar to the affect that MON is having on the Tigers. Taking basically the same group of players from mediocrity to contention.


agreed.  Although, several of the key players missed large chunks of the season last year, which didn't help.  Leyland really has turned the team around though.  The players are having fun, and the fans are loving it.  Almost every game is a sellout.  When you play an average of 5 games in two weeks, and they all sell out, you know the team is doing well.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Michel Sibble on August 30, 2006, 04:31:37 PM
Gooooooo Argonauts!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Karl Bridges on August 30, 2006, 05:21:34 PM
I became a Cowboys fan when I was about 13-14. I think it was the cheerleaders and a young girl named Debbie that led me in that direction
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Legion on August 30, 2006, 05:56:48 PM
Dallas Cowboys for me. For about the last 30 years!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on August 30, 2006, 07:22:21 PM
Quote from: "Michel Sibble"
Gooooooo Argonauts!


(http://www.argonauts.ca/Argos/Team/Roster/WilliamsR1.jpg)

"Oh Ricky you're so fine, you're so fine you blow my mind"

So how's Mr Williams working out in Toronto ?
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: AVFC13 on August 31, 2006, 02:05:14 PM
not good, he broke his arm in the 3rd game.  He's a pot smokin' lazy mofo who's going to regret not using his talent and taking the game seriously later on in life.  oh well.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: CT on September 01, 2006, 02:04:29 PM
T.O had a huge game yesterday with one whole catch for 6 yards.

Plus Mike Vanderjagt missed 2 field goals from 30-odd yards. Hopefully that will change once the real action begins otherwise it's looking dodgy already for Bill Parcells and the Boys.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on September 05, 2006, 02:32:30 PM
Quote from: "CT"
T.O had a huge game yesterday with one whole catch for 6 yards.

Plus Mike Vanderjagt missed 2 field goals from 30-odd yards. Hopefully that will change once the real action begins otherwise it's looking dodgy already for Bill Parcells and the Boys.


Coach Parcells said the following about the infamous "liquered up kicker's" groin injury / kicking woes ....

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"I can't draw a conclusion from the information I've got," he said. "I could speculate, as anybody could, and I'm sure people would, but that doesn't mean I would be accurate in that speculation so I would choose not to do that."


Ya what,  Bill ?????    :-k
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: CT on September 12, 2006, 07:53:59 PM
Hey Julie - it's good to see that it's not just the Cowboys who can't kick field goals!!  =D>

Sorry!  :smt002

Shouldn't laugh - it's Cowboys / Redskins next week!!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on September 21, 2006, 01:20:42 PM
My Raiders are now 0 & 2 and looking totally crap.

What was Al thinking when he brought in a guy to coach who's been out of the game for a decade ?


I saw some great football on my recent USA trip.

I was at the Bills @ Patriots game that the Pats one with a "Safety".

I was also at the Boston College double overtime win over Clemson

Go Eagles (BC that is not Philly !!)

(http://graphics.fansonly.com/photos/schools/bc/nonsport/cheerTeamPic04b.jpg)
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on September 21, 2006, 01:21:28 PM
Quote from: "CT"
Hey Julie - it's good to see that it's not just the Cowboys who can't kick field goals!!  =D>



The Falcons have just brought back 46 year old Morten Andersen to kick for them
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on September 27, 2006, 03:42:53 PM
Breaking news on ESPN and other US sports channels.

Dallas Cowboys wide-receiver Terrell Owens (better known as just "T.O.") is reported to have attempted suicide yesterday.

ESPN report (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2604395)

CNN SI report (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2006/football/nfl/09/27/owens.report/index.html?cnn=yes)
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on September 28, 2006, 08:04:03 AM
..... but T.O.'s denying it.

So the options are......

1) T.O. did try to kill himself

2) The Dallas police are mistaken / lying

3) It was all a publicity stunt.


Answers on a postcard please to Mr W Parcells, Irvine, Texas
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Breezeblock on September 28, 2006, 09:20:02 AM
Always been a Raiders fan.  Marcus Allen rocked!

I used to play for Tamworth Trojans too back in the '80s
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: CT on September 28, 2006, 10:52:06 AM
UKR - You'll be glad to know T.O is fine!!

Breezeblock wrote:

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I used to play for Tamworth Trojans too back in the '80s


...and with a username like Breezeblock I'm assuming you probably weren't the kicker or punter!!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Breezeblock on September 28, 2006, 11:48:38 AM
Quote from: "CT"
UKR - You'll be glad to know T.O is fine!!

Breezeblock wrote:

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I used to play for Tamworth Trojans too back in the '80s


...and with a username like Breezeblock I'm assuming you probably weren't the kicker or punter!!


Nah mate, nose tackle and center.

And I was called scarecrow back then
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on September 29, 2006, 08:12:00 AM
The Dallas police have now changed their tune on the T.O. situation and are backtracking from their "attempted suicide" statement.

Hey, if you're an NFL player who wants to commit suicide the easiest way would be to play Quarterback for the Raiders !
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on October 05, 2006, 12:04:11 PM
Just listening to Tuesday's Dan Patrick show on ESPNRadio.

Guest Sean Salisbury (ex NFL QB) says that this year's Raiders are the "most pathetic" team he's ever seen in the NFL and it doesn't look like the players give a "rat's rear end".

I was going to head Stateside for a couple of Raiders games this year. Luckily I changed my mind just before the season started.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Jon Crofts on October 05, 2006, 07:38:47 PM
Go Ravens!  4 & 0 this season so far.  Ya boo sucks to Cleveland.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Bad English on October 05, 2006, 07:47:38 PM
You don't see ExclDawg and his mates on here, do you?
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Julie on October 06, 2006, 08:24:43 PM
T.O. is a punk...I wouldn't have wished him even on the Dallas Cowboys!  But honestly, I hope he gets himself straightened out.  Before fame, he was one hell of a player.
By the way CT (Sorry I am a month late replying to this) the Skins didn't show up to play against the Cowbabies that night did they?  And how about all those flags?  I heard later that that was the most penalized game in NFL history!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Fergal on October 06, 2006, 08:42:21 PM
I have a favorite American Football team.  It's the redskins.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on October 07, 2006, 08:49:04 PM
Quote from: "Julie"
T.O. is a punk...I wouldn't have wished him even on the Dallas Cowboys!  But honestly, I hope he gets himself straightened out.  Before fame, he was one hell of a player.


T.O. returns to Philly on Sunday for the Cowboys @ Eagles game.

Expect to see a few "Better luck next time, Terrell" banners !!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: CT on October 08, 2006, 01:50:44 PM
julie wrote:

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By the way CT (Sorry I am a month late replying to this) the Skins didn't show up to play against the Cowbabies that night did they?


I thought you were just imitating your NFL favourites by not showing up!  :smt002

I wonder how the US press & TV are covering T.O's return to Philly tonight - I hope they don't forget there's also a great game potentially there amongst all the hype over one player.

I have a bad feeling the Cowboys are going to get a whipping in Philly. (No Cowboy film references please!!)
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on October 08, 2006, 03:39:14 PM
Cowboys @ Eagles is live on Sky this evening
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Julie on October 08, 2006, 11:47:02 PM
I'm really torn about this game...I can't stand TO and I LOVE to see him so frustrated...but I HATE the Philly Eagles (even more than Dallas) and I hate to see them winning!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Chicago_Villa on October 09, 2006, 04:49:37 AM
What about dem Bears. 5-0 for the first time since 1986, although the Bills did manage to score a passing touchdown at Soldier Field, a feat that had not been achieved for almost a year.

We have scored 156 points in 5 games, and only conceded 36.

Can anyone stop these Monster of the Midway ???

(http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20061008/capt.817ff36d90fb4700872ddf83fba4aa4c.bills_bears_football_cxb120.jpg)
(http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20061008/capt.ca3af5834fe64272b07351cff63558d4.bills_bears_fooball_ilnh104.jpg)
(http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20061008/capt.e3d9b89f9add4af29f221ea34ef8037c.bills_bears_football_cxb110.jpg)

Randy's "other" team lost again today !!!!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on October 09, 2006, 08:17:20 AM
Quote from: "Chicago_Villa"
What about dem Bears. 5-0 for the first time since 1986, although the Bills did manage to score a passing touchdown at Soldier Field, a feat that had not been achieved for almost a year.

We have scored 156 points in 5 games, and only conceded 36.

Can anyone stop these Monster of the Midway ???


I was really impressed with Rex and da Bears yesterday.

They certainly look the team to beat in the NFC this year and with the Colts only scraping thro' in the last two games, I'd think they're now favo(u)rites for the whole thing.

As for my Raiders  #-o

If you can't beat the 49'ers there's no hope left. Al's boys are going 0-16. They're making the 76 Bucs look like Lombardi's Packers.

With regard to the Browns. I think that MON should have flown out and had a word with them during the current international break. Maybe Luke will stay out there and play Wide Receiver ?
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: peter w on October 09, 2006, 08:35:32 AM
How are New England doing?
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on October 09, 2006, 09:23:57 AM
Quote from: "peter w"
How are New England doing?


Beat Miami yesterday and are now 4-1.

Looks lile stories of Tom & Bill's demise were a bit premature
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on October 09, 2006, 09:24:31 AM
Quote from: "peter w"
How are New England doing?


Beat Miami yesterday and are now 4-1.

Looks lile stories of Tom & Bill's demise were a bit premature
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Somniloquism on October 09, 2006, 11:27:08 AM
Quote from: "Chicago_Villa"
What about dem Bears. 5-0 for the first time since 1986, although the Bills did manage to score a passing touchdown at Soldier Field, a feat that had not been achieved for almost a year.

We have scored 156 points in 5 games, and only conceded 36.

Can anyone stop these Monster of the Midway ???



Go Bears

 \:D/  :smt026  :smt041  :smt026  \:D/

Second Superbowl win this year?
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: CT on October 09, 2006, 05:08:53 PM
Chicago Villa wrote:

Quote
What about dem Bears. 5-0 for the first time since 1986, although the Bills did manage to score a passing touchdown at Soldier Field, a feat that had not been achieved for almost a year.


Was very, very impressed with the Bears.

As for the Cowboys I nearly gave up after that awful start, but at least they battled and I thought it was a great game. Even at the end I thought they'd force overtime but alas Drew had other ideas with yet another crap pass.

Still, the Skins only scored 3! (Sorry Julie)  :smt002
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on October 10, 2006, 11:16:28 AM
Quote from: "Somniloquism"


Go Bears

 \:D/  :smt026  :smt041  :smt026  \:D/

Second Superbowl win this year?


Joe Thiesmann (sp) on yesterdays "Dan Patrick Radio Show" said that da Bears could go unbeaten this season.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Somniloquism on October 10, 2006, 11:28:53 AM
Well they have finally added an attack to go with the defense. Last season we kept most teams scoring low and managed to win by one score.

It was almost a case of more points were scored by the defense in interceptions and fumble recoveries then by the offense.

Now we are just steam rolling everbody so far. Only Minesota has given us a close game.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Chicago_Villa on October 10, 2006, 07:51:14 PM
Quote from: "UK Redsox"
Quote from: "Somniloquism"


Go Bears

 \:D/  :smt026  :smt041  :smt026  \:D/

Second Superbowl win this year?


Joe Thiesmann (sp) on yesterdays "Dan Patrick Radio Show" said that da Bears could go unbeaten this season.


The Patriots are always going to be tough, especially at their place, and we do have to play the Vikings again, albeit at Soldier Field. We also need to go to St Louis to play the Rams, but they have been leaking a lot of points despite being 4-1 so far this season. Beyond these three, I cannot see where we will lose (unless we slip on the proverbial banana skin). All these 3 games are back to back. The rest of the teams we have to play are a collective 9-29, with the last three teams we face in the regular season (Tampa Bay, Detroit and Green Bay) so far winning only one game to 13 losses between them !!!

Maybe we could have done with facing someone better opposition, because if we are going to lift the Vince Lombardi Trophy, sooner or later we are going to have to grind out a victory.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Julie on October 10, 2006, 09:55:09 PM
Quote from: "CT"



Still, the Skins only scored 3! (Sorry Julie)  :smt002


Sure ya are CT...the sincerity is almost tangible, honestly! ;)
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: OneIanTaylor on October 10, 2006, 10:08:51 PM
The bears are looking good I have to say
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Karl Bridges on October 16, 2006, 02:09:19 PM
I see Mr Owens is firing for the Cowboys.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: CT on October 16, 2006, 05:16:14 PM
Quote
I see Mr Owens is firing for the Cowboys.


Yep - 3TD's against the mighty Houston Texans. Who cares if he isn't talking to the Wide Recievers coach anymore?!

Our boys were losing 3-6 at half time too!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Rotterdam on October 16, 2006, 07:30:36 PM
49ers got shagged by San Diego  [-X
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on October 17, 2006, 08:46:26 AM
Da Bears came back from 20 points down to remain unbeaten.

From ESPN (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/recap?gameId=261016022)
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Rotterdam on October 17, 2006, 09:49:11 AM
Redsox

I who would Villa be in the NFL? and if you can be arsed what about the rest of the Prem League???
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on October 17, 2006, 11:31:04 AM
Quote from: "Rotterdam"
Redsox

I who would Villa be in the NFL? and if you can be arsed what about the rest of the Prem League???


Probably the Raiders

Great in the early 80's.
Multiple coaching changes (including bringing back an ex-coach)
A egotistical owner who won't listen to anybody

The main difference is that whilst Villa seem to have corrected their problems, the Raiders are still plumbing the depths and haven't won a game all season.

As for the rest of the Prem League, I'll take the "can't be arsed" option.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Chicago_Villa on October 17, 2006, 01:50:06 PM
Bears most certainly got out of jail free last night. I was about to go to be with the score at 23-3, and Arizona regaining possession, but I took a detour via the downstairs bog, and when I got back to turn the TV off, I noticed the score had changed to 23-10, with the Bears forcing a turnover and scoring a touchdown. So I decided to stay up, just in case the impossible happened, and boy did it happen. My wife was a little pissed off with me because I almost woke the kids each tiem the Bears scored, then with the clock running down, Arizona had a field goal to clinch the voctory back. Up stepped their kicker. The commentators announced that he had not missed from inside 50 yards, to which I replied, out loud (I don't know why I did it out loud as I was alone), "He hasn't until now!!!", just as the ball was snapped. It wne tback cleanly, and was spotted without an issue, but the kicker sliced his kicked.

I remember the days when the Villa used to give me this kind of energy rush, and I think they are starting to come back at B6. Long may it last on both sides of the ocean  =D>
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Chicago_Villa on October 17, 2006, 02:03:04 PM
Here are my obligatory pictures of the new "Monsters of the Midway" after another win ...

(http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20061017/capt.a6215c76cbaa4d16a5ff591821645861.bears_cardinals_football_pnu128.jpg)

(http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/sp/getty/a4/full.getty-71465343lb017_bears_cards_1_18_50_am.jpg)

(http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20061017/capt.b68613dc5a504968b28bc53ac76d5d79.bears_cardinals_football_pnu114.jpg)
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on October 17, 2006, 03:27:54 PM
Hey Chicago, have you been to any games at Soldier Field since it was redeveloped ?
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Chicago_Villa on October 17, 2006, 03:39:55 PM
Quote from: "UK Redsox"
Hey Chicago, have you been to any games at Soldier Field since it was redeveloped ?


No unfortunately not. I didn't even get to the stadium before it was renovated  :-x
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: CT on October 17, 2006, 05:18:13 PM
It was indeed a great comeback and an entertaining one to watch.

Even better considering the offense contibuted precisely zero to the points total!!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: usav on October 17, 2006, 05:39:23 PM
Quote from: "Chicago_Villa"
Quote from: "UK Redsox"
Hey Chicago, have you been to any games at Soldier Field since it was redeveloped ?


No unfortunately not. I didn't even get to the stadium before it was renovated  :-x


I drove past it a few weeks ago - can't believe it's literally on the lake, right downtown.  What a great setting.

In fact, it deserves it's own picture:

(http://football.ballparks.com/NFL/ChicagoBears/newaerial.jpg)
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Drummond on October 17, 2006, 07:13:28 PM
That's a great pic!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Somniloquism on October 17, 2006, 07:24:41 PM
Quote from: "Somniloquism"
Well they have finally added an attack to go with the defense. Last season we kept most teams scoring low and managed to win by one score.

It was almost a case of more points were scored by the defense in interceptions and fumble recoveries then by the offense.

Now we are just steam rolling everbody so far. Only Minesota has given us a close game.


Oops, was it something I said?
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Chicago_Villa on October 17, 2006, 08:01:00 PM
Quote from: "Somniloquism"
Quote from: "Somniloquism"
Well they have finally added an attack to go with the defense. Last season we kept most teams scoring low and managed to win by one score.

It was almost a case of more points were scored by the defense in interceptions and fumble recoveries then by the offense.

Now we are just steam rolling everbody so far. Only Minesota has given us a close game.


Oops, was it something I said?


Blame ukredsox. He has never been the same since he had his first thread linked in another  :smt002

Also blame him as i am sure he is pissed off that Uncle Lou is now the manager of the Cubs. He hates everything that has been touched by the Yankees.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on October 18, 2006, 08:13:36 AM
Quote from: "Chicago_Villa"


Blame ukredsox. He has never been the same since he had his first thread linked in another  :smt002

Also blame him as i am sure he is pissed off that Uncle Lou is now the manager of the Cubs. He hates everything that has been touched by the Yankees.


"Blame ukredsox" - I do think that the linking gave be a certain amount of credibility that I was lacking before  8-[



"Lou" - "Hey, Abbotttttttttt"

Although I've got nothing againist Piniella, I do think that either Bruce Bochy or Joe Giradi would have been a better choice for a team that's rebuilding and has ownership with record on unwillingness to spend.

However, if Lou can swing a deal with the Yankees to get A-Rod then the Cubs may be in with a shot next year in what could be a weaker division. The Cardinals are getting old and their window of opportunity may be closing. Likewise, the Astros without the Rocket and Pettite may not be a threat. Give it a couple of years and it should be the Brewers and Cubs dominating the NL Central.

I now return you to you regular NFL coverage ........
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on October 23, 2006, 07:49:35 AM
I know that they were only playing Arizona, but you've got to start somewhere.

The Raiders losing streak is history (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/recap?gameId=261022013)

Meanwhile, the Cleveland Villains continue to struggle (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/recap?gameId=261022005)

Did you all noticed that the club shop is now selling Cleveland Browns shirts?
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Chicago_Villa on October 23, 2006, 07:42:12 PM
The monsters of the midway had a week off to recover from their mini scare last week. Hopefully normal service will resume next week !!!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on October 24, 2006, 08:11:45 AM
Cleveland Villa have fired their Offensive Co-ordinator (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2636626)
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on October 24, 2006, 09:19:18 AM
Tampa Bay defeats Philly on a 62 Yard Field Goal (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ure1T1kZmQU)

Ties the NFL record
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on October 25, 2006, 08:37:35 AM
Good news (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2637594) for UK based NFL fans.

It looks like we may get a game over here soon.

Maybe Randy can use his connections to get the game at Villa Park
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: tonyh on October 25, 2006, 09:05:13 AM
can someone pm me when cleveland browns are on tv i would like to watch.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on October 25, 2006, 10:03:17 AM
Quote from: "TheRonSaundersStand"
can someone pm me when cleveland browns are on tv i would like to watch.


I'll keep an eye out but I'll I'll warn you it won't be pretty, the Browns stink

Their remaining games are:-

WK    DATE    OPPONENT    TICKETS    TV    TIME (ET)
8    Sun, Oct 29    NY Jets    Tickets    CBS    4:15 PM
9    Sun, Nov 5    at San Diego    Tickets    CBS    4:15 PM
10    Sun, Nov 12    at Atlanta    Tickets    CBS    1:00 PM
11    Sun, Nov 19    Pittsburgh    Tickets    CBS    1:00 PM
12    Sun, Nov 26    Cincinnati    Tickets    CBS    1:00 PM
13    Sun, Dec 3    Kansas City    Tickets    CBS    1:00 PM
14    Thu, Dec 7    at Pittsburgh    Tickets    NFL    8:00 PM
15    Sun, Dec 17    at Baltimore    Tickets    CBS    1:00 PM
16    Sun, Dec 24    Tampa Bay    Tickets    FOX    1:00 PM
17    Sun, Dec 31    at Houston    Tickets    CBS    1:00 PM


There's no Sunday or Monday night games in there, so its unlikely that Five will have any games. Also, due to Cleveland being crap, its unlikely that Sky will chose them for a Sunday evening game.

The best chance for TV looks like the game on Thur 7 Dec but I don't know yet whether Sky or Five intend to show Thursday games.

If you're really keen to see the Cleveland Villa in action then go to Pontel (http://www.pontel.com/), where you can get any of their games for under a tenner.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on October 30, 2006, 09:45:44 AM
The Cleveland Villains wone again, as did my Raiders.

Meanwhile the Bears march on to 7 and 0
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Chicago_Villa on October 30, 2006, 06:25:06 PM
After a minor (ok bloody nerve racking) blip 2 weeks ago, the Bears regrouped and completely blew away the 49er's. They didn't even need to turn up for the second half as the victory was well and truly sealed with an amazing 41-0 first half hammering.

(http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20061029/capt.ac76c6cfed0f4cecb41215f67ed861e0.49ers_bears_football_cxb105.jpg)

(http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20061029/capt.6c5550adb2bf458793b95d52ed400a5e.49er_bears_football_cxb102.jpg)
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on October 31, 2006, 08:16:19 AM
The Bears alternate orangy-brown jerseys are horrible.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: peter w on October 31, 2006, 10:51:08 AM
Quote from: "Chicago_Villa"
After a minor (ok bloody nerve racking) blip 2 weeks ago, the Bears regrouped and completely blew away the 49er's. They didn't even need to turn up for the second half as the victory was well and truly sealed with an amazing 41-0 first half hammering.

(http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20061029/capt.ac76c6cfed0f4cecb41215f67ed861e0.49ers_bears_football_cxb105.jpg)

(http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20061029/capt.6c5550adb2bf458793b95d52ed400a5e.49er_bears_football_cxb102.jpg)


Is that Luton?
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Karl Bridges on October 31, 2006, 02:21:19 PM
I saw Channel 5 were showing the Cowboys and decided to stay up and watch it, I fell asleep at 14-0 down and didn't wake up again during the game, doh!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Chicago_Villa on October 31, 2006, 04:32:09 PM
Quote from: "UK Redsox"
The Bears alternate orangy-brown jerseys are horrible.


I actually quite like it, although the Blue one is better.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Julie on November 06, 2006, 03:35:53 AM
The 'Skins haven't had anything to brag about this season....until today's game  ;)

Ahem...hey CT..."how 'bout them Cowboys?"

:-D
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Chicago_Villa on November 06, 2006, 04:40:07 AM
The Monster of the Midway turned into mice today  ](*,)

Miami ruined our perfect start to the season as they did in the Superbowl season  [-(

Maybe I should switch teams now I am heading to Florida  :^o
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on November 06, 2006, 08:13:10 AM
Quote from: "Chicago_Villa"
The Monster of the Midway turned into mice today  ](*,)


Well ChiVi, we all knew it would come to an end eventually, but the Dolphins ?!?!?


Still, the Division's neaerly sewn up and there's no one too tough in the NFC.

A Colts v Bears Superbowl still looks on the cards to me.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: CT on November 06, 2006, 09:44:22 AM
Julie wrote

Quote
Ahem...hey CT..."how 'bout them Cowboys?"


I was hoping to get you banned from the board but too late!!  :smt002

I got home about 9.15pm and knew the game had finished so I sat down to watch it on Sky+. Anyway, once our boys were lining up that field goal I was all ready to celebrate and then...., and then... umm....

Then it all went horribly Pete Tong (with that facemask too - aaaggghhh) and your guy who couldn't kick for toffee bends one in from 47 yards!  ](*,)

I hold out my hand and say well done. (Unlike Arsene Wenger!)
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on November 06, 2006, 09:57:46 AM
Quote from: "CT"
Julie wrote

Quote
Ahem...hey CT..."how 'bout them Cowboys?"



Then it all went horribly Pete Tong (with that facemask too - aaaggghhh) and your guy who couldn't kick for toffee bends one in from 47 yards!  ](*,)

I hold out my hand and say well done. (Unlike Arsene Wenger!)


The Skins coaches were yelling at Taylor to go to ground and not risk a fumble. However, after the face mask and field goal I suspect that they changed their tune.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on November 07, 2006, 07:41:28 AM
Looks like the Raiders mini recovery is over after last night's 16-0 defeat by the Seattle Starbucks.

They could end up with the first pick in the draft but based on Al's recent record they'll pick some flop. Passing on Leinart is looking like a major mistake.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on November 18, 2006, 07:00:31 PM
The NFL stars of the future will be in action tonight.

Its No.1 Ohio State v No.2 Michigan

I know you'll all be watching
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: CT on November 19, 2006, 06:14:38 PM
Quote
Its No.1 Ohio State v No.2 Michigan

I know you'll all be watching


No, they'll all be watching the Cowboys end Peyton's unbeaten run on Sky tonight!!

By the way UKR, any jobs going where you work? All this time to travel to watch gigs, sport etc! I want a job like you've got!  Let me know matey! O:)
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: adrenachrome on November 19, 2006, 09:02:02 PM
The Chiefs have just beaten the no-good, low-down, sumbitch Raiders.

Good times!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on November 20, 2006, 08:10:03 AM
Quote from: "CT"

By the way UKR, any jobs going where you work? All this time to travel to watch gigs, sport etc! I want a job like you've got!  Let me know matey! O:)


Its a tough life being sort of an Accountant  8-[
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on November 23, 2006, 09:26:41 AM
Miami Dolphins @ Detriot Lions
                      Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Dallas Cowboys
                      Denver Broncos @ Kansas City Chiefs    


Three games for our US members to spend Turkey Day watching


Also, all three live on Sky in the UK
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: CT on November 24, 2006, 08:47:11 PM
You have to admit people that The Cowboys are starting to look pretty good. The Indy & Tampa games were great!

Plus Julie has gone awfully quiet as the Redskins slide away - good job there's no relegation from the NFC East eh Julie??  :smt002

...and that half time singer - Carrie Underwood. Never heard of her before yesterday but she's gorgeous - I could get well into Country music if that's what's on offer! Yeehaa!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Chicago_Villa on November 25, 2006, 03:23:23 AM
Quote from: "CT"
...and that half time singer - Carrie Underwood. Never heard of her before yesterday but she's gorgeous - I could get well into Country music if that's what's on offer! Yeehaa!


She was the winner of American Idol a couple of series ago. She also won a bunch of music awards recently.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on November 26, 2006, 11:52:43 AM
Quote from: "Chicago_Villa"
Quote from: "CT"
...and that half time singer - Carrie Underwood. Never heard of her before yesterday but she's gorgeous - I could get well into Country music if that's what's on offer! Yeehaa!


She was the winner of American Idol a couple of series ago. She also won a bunch of music awards recently.


I also think that she's a bit of a religious type, so its unlikely she'll put out
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: freddie Rincon on May 16, 2007, 11:14:32 AM
Just got tickets to the London game this morning, can't wait!

Is anyone else from here planning on going?
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: CT on May 16, 2007, 01:14:35 PM
Yep, we've got 2 Freddie.  :smt002

Seems like Tickmaster was a bit of a nightmare though. We're in the Gods of the top deck I think.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: usav on May 16, 2007, 01:58:37 PM
I take it the game will be sold-out?
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: CT on May 16, 2007, 03:30:32 PM
It's looking that way usav!

Everyone seems to have their own story about T-Master today, ours being it took 3 attempts to move on and each time a whole block section of tickets became unavailable.

No doubt they'll soon be on Ebay.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Countryside Villain on May 16, 2007, 05:23:42 PM
I got my pass code through no problem and got on to the site no problem.  Just can't justify the £165 I'll have to pay for two tickets.  And to think we moan about football being expensive.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: usav on May 16, 2007, 05:59:32 PM
Quote from: "Countryside Villain"
I got my pass code through no problem and got on to the site no problem.  Just can't justify the £165 I'll have to pay for two tickets.  And to think we moan about football being expensive.


Same ticket price structure as it is for the Cup Final.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on June 22, 2007, 12:46:40 PM
If anyone has a spare ticket for Wembley, please let me know.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: usav on July 03, 2007, 03:27:46 PM
ESPN ranked the NFL owners today on their website, here is what they had to say about Mr Lerner:

Quote
22. Randy Lerner, Browns
Unlike the Glazers, who bought Man U because it was a shrewd business move, Lerner -- at least as I see it -- bought Aston Villa last summer because he has an incredible passion for footie. That's cool, unless you happen to be a Browns fan. Lerner, who lives in New York, is more likely to turn up across the pond than he is at Browns headquarters, where a source says general manager Phil Savage -- having prevailed in a power struggle against former team president John Collins late in the '05 season -- is now feuding with coach Romeo Crennel. It sounds like somebody needs to be yellow-carded, but who knows if Lerner is even paying attention? The Browns had a promising draft, but this is a dysfunctional franchise.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Chicago_Villa on July 03, 2007, 04:02:29 PM
Quote from: "usav"
ESPN ranked the NFL owners today on their website, here is what they had to say about Mr Lerner:

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22. Randy Lerner, Browns
Unlike the Glazers, who bought Man U because it was a shrewd business move, Lerner -- at least as I see it -- bought Aston Villa last summer because he has an incredible passion for footie. That's cool, unless you happen to be a Browns fan. Lerner, who lives in New York, is more likely to turn up across the pond than he is at Browns headquarters, where a source says general manager Phil Savage -- having prevailed in a power struggle against former team president John Collins late in the '05 season -- is now feuding with coach Romeo Crennel. It sounds like somebody needs to be yellow-carded, but who knows if Lerner is even paying attention? The Browns had a promising draft, but this is a dysfunctional franchise.


Get Robbo from VillaTalk on the job pronto  :-$
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Rudy Can't Fail on July 03, 2007, 04:12:22 PM
Quote from: "Chicago_Villa"
Quote from: "usav"
ESPN ranked the NFL owners today on their website, here is what they had to say about Mr Lerner:

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22. Randy Lerner, Browns
Unlike the Glazers, who bought Man U because it was a shrewd business move, Lerner -- at least as I see it -- bought Aston Villa last summer because he has an incredible passion for footie. That's cool, unless you happen to be a Browns fan. Lerner, who lives in New York, is more likely to turn up across the pond than he is at Browns headquarters, where a source says general manager Phil Savage -- having prevailed in a power struggle against former team president John Collins late in the '05 season -- is now feuding with coach Romeo Crennel. It sounds like somebody needs to be yellow-carded, but who knows if Lerner is even paying attention? The Browns had a promising draft, but this is a dysfunctional franchise.


Get Robbo from VillaTalk on the job pronto  :-$

Don't you think having his head up Randy's arse is punishment enough?
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on July 03, 2007, 07:01:59 PM
I missed out on the latest round of tickets as well.

Help me someone..... please !!!!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on July 06, 2007, 11:18:12 AM
To my new found H&V bestest buddy (you know who you are).

You are Sir, a gentleman and a Villain !!!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on July 18, 2007, 08:52:23 AM
Bad news for Falcons fans

http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/law/07/17/vick/index.html
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: usav on July 18, 2007, 01:40:59 PM
Yeah, I was going to post that today, you beat me to it.

Alanata should bench him for the coming season and if found guilty fire him immediately.  Disgusting is the only word.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Chicago_Villa on July 18, 2007, 02:32:48 PM
Quote from: "usav"
Yeah, I was going to post that today, you beat me to it.

Alanata should bench him for the coming season and if found guilty fire him immediately.  Disgusting is the only word.


Better still, they should put him in a ring with the a couple of the guys from the UFC and let him duke it out with them til one of them snuffs it. See how he likes it.

I think a match up against this guy who did this would be appropriate...

(http://www.forrestgriffin.net/images/articles/moments_01.jpg)
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on July 31, 2007, 08:10:13 AM
NFL legend Bill Walsh has died

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2954719
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on August 20, 2007, 09:14:13 PM
Latest news on Michael Vick (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2983121) and the dog fighting charges

Looks like he's going to take a plea bargain. However it appears that he'll still face some jail time.

Vick has always been a quick and illusive runner and will need both those attributes to avoid "Bubba" in the showers !! (insert clenched buttocks emoticon here)

I have got some sympathy for Vick regarding this. There are people in the NFL who have beat their wives, stored an arsenal of guns in their home and covered up for murderers and yet there's been far more uproar over Vick's involvement with animal cruelty.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: CT on August 20, 2007, 09:43:49 PM
Is anyone going to organise a little meet-up and a few drinkies for the H&V-ers going to Wembley in just over 2 months?
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: freddie Rincon on August 21, 2007, 07:40:41 PM
Quote from: "CT"
Is anyone going to organise a little meet-up and a few drinkies for the H&V-ers going to Wembley in just over 2 months?


I was thinking this, as we're playing Bolton at 1:30, would be good to meet up and watch that before hand with other villa fans.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: bez on August 21, 2007, 11:09:30 PM
If anyone has two spare tickets that they don't want, I'd give them a very good home. Managed to persuade the missus that spending the £300ish needed to get the tickets and get down there is justified, but was unsuccessful in the two ballots. I'm now starting to consider eBay but I'm a little reluctant after all the scare mongering about cancelling tickets.

Still, there's always the third pre-sale coming up, just pulled the following off NFLUK if it's of use to anyone....


 The third ticket sales period will take place in the second week of September, with a public general sale featuring a very small number of tickets likerly to follow at the end of that month.

Exact details will be released at a later date on nfluk.com.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on August 26, 2007, 05:25:23 PM
Vick has done his deal with the Feds (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/columns/story?columnist=bryant_howard&id=2990177)

Now the Falcons want back $22 million (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2991048)
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: CT on August 26, 2007, 08:42:52 PM
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I was thinking this, as we're playing Bolton at 1:30, would be good to meet up and watch that before hand with other villa fans.


Yep, I'm up for that! ...and the Mrs too, even if she has no choice!  \:D/
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on August 27, 2007, 03:15:41 PM
Quote from: "CT"
Quote
I was thinking this, as we're playing Bolton at 1:30, would be good to meet up and watch that before hand with other villa fans.


Yep, I'm up for that! ...and the Mrs too, even if she has no choice!  \:D/


Keep me informed as well. Although be warned, I might have a Leedzzz fan with me.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on September 10, 2007, 07:43:24 AM
A bad start for The Cleveland Villa (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/recap?gameId=270909005)
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Ro-land Browning on September 10, 2007, 12:53:19 PM
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It was imperative for the Browns to play mistake-free football against Pittsburgh and they couldn't have been further off that script. Cleveland QBs Charlie Frye and Derek Anderson were overwhelmed and confused against the Steelers' blitz package. Pittsburgh used overload, cornerback and zone blitzes to consistently harass the Browns' signal-caller. It didn't matter who was taking the snaps, Pittsburgh found a way to get to him and ended up with six sacks. Anderson and Frye couldn't sense the pressure and insisted on holding the football far too long. Even when Cleveland begun to create a little momentum, it would squelch that momentum by taking a costly sack or committing a penalty.
-- Matt Williamson, Scouts Inc.


Might aswell be in Chinese for me! What a shite sport.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: OneIanTaylor on September 10, 2007, 05:50:00 PM
Great to see the Pats get off to a good start.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: CT on September 10, 2007, 07:24:43 PM
...and The Boys rattling up 45 points of course - although it got a little tense at the end for my liking!!  8-[
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on September 14, 2007, 09:51:18 AM
This is NCAA rather than NFL but I don't think me starting a College Football thread as well would be appreciated by some......

Oregon Ducks (http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/offbeat/2007/09/13/mascot.brawl.kezi)
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: CT on September 15, 2007, 06:31:02 PM
Quote
Great to see the Pats get off to a good start.


Yeah, by cheating!!!  [-X  :smt002
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Julie on September 15, 2007, 06:46:04 PM
Now if only we could catch the Cowboys cheating.  ;)
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: CT on September 17, 2007, 09:26:54 PM
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Now if only we could catch the Cowboys cheating.


Ouch Julie! Would never happen anyway, we're far too squeaky clean!!  O:)

Anyway, 2 wins for the Boys now and what about Mr Lerner's other team racking up 51 points!!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Rotterdam on September 17, 2007, 10:16:41 PM
2 from 2 for the 49ers  \:D/
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: usav on September 18, 2007, 01:36:55 PM
Quote from: "Rotterdam"
2 from 2 for the 49ers  \:D/


They visit the Steel City on Sunday - and I have tickets ;-)
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on September 24, 2007, 08:49:52 AM
My Raiders got their first win yesterday. Unfortunately it was at the expense of the Cleveland Villains.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on September 24, 2007, 09:19:58 AM
A good article from CNN about the latest OJ Simpson developments

HERE (http://edition.cnn.com/2007/US/law/09/23/simpson.plan.ap/index.html)
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Villa'Zawg on September 24, 2007, 09:21:20 AM
Quote from: "UK Redsox"
My Raiders got their first win yesterday. Unfortunately it was at the expense of the Cleveland Villains.


Bit of a sickener as well. The Browns, having come from 16 points behind, received the ball with only a minute on the clock and no time-outs. Moved the full length of the pitch to get within easy field goal range with 3 seconds left and had the kick blocked. Someone is gonna get their arse kicked.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: GhostDog on September 24, 2007, 03:01:49 PM
Praise be my Chiefs have broken their duck as well - looks like being a long poor season in the AFC West.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: CT on September 24, 2007, 09:34:34 PM
"Chicago Villa, Chicago Villa, shall we sing a song for you?"  :-$

Being biased I thought Dallas was a candidate for performance of the weekend although USAV would have seen a great Steelers performance (or so I thought anyway!) against the 49ers. They were the complete package.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: usav on September 27, 2007, 02:24:05 PM
You are right - I did see a great game and got a fantastic tan (sun burn) in the process!

The Steelers are looking very good and their defence would prove a good match against the prolific offence of the Patriots or the Colts.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Chicago_Villa on September 27, 2007, 05:04:43 PM
Quote from: "CT"
"Chicago Villa, Chicago Villa, shall we sing a song for you?"  :-$


Bugger off.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on October 06, 2007, 09:43:19 AM
The baseball playoffs have started and flies still gather round shit !!!

(http://assets.espn.go.com/photo/2007/1005/mlb_a_bugchamberlain_412.jpg)
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: CT on October 06, 2007, 11:23:15 AM
Has everyone got their tickets for the 28th yet? Mine arrived on Thursday fortunately (before the strike).

Any plans on a meet up???
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: puppyfeat on October 15, 2007, 02:06:46 PM
Quote from: "CT"
Has everyone got their tickets for the 28th yet? Mine arrived on Thursday fortunately (before the strike).

Any plans on a meet up???

I'm going, and I've got a spare ticket too - if anyone's interested send me a pm.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: SDVILLAIN on October 15, 2007, 08:56:18 PM
Saw my first (reluctantly) NFL game yesterday, Chargers v Raiders.  Was pleasantly suprised however. 67,000 and at times was deafening.  Big rivalry between the two but fans of both sides standing side by side...how different it is over here.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on October 16, 2007, 10:09:37 AM
My Giants v Dolphins tickets arrived this morning.

Many thanks to my new bestest Villain buddy !!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on October 25, 2007, 08:00:29 AM
After watching this weekend's games, anything other than a comfortable win at Wembley for the " New... York... Foot... Ball... Giants" will be a major surprise.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on October 25, 2007, 09:48:02 AM
Here's an interesting article about the upcoming game from
ESPN (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/columns/story?columnist=chadiha_jeffri&id=3076766)

Some of the quotes in the article about non-US spectators not understanding the game or knowing when to cheer are quite offensive but nothing compared to the utter bollocks spouted in some of the comments posted by readers.

I consider myself just as knowledgeable about the NFL as your average US fan (and probably more so regarding the early history of the sport ... Portsmouth Steamroller anyone ?).

Typical self-centred Americans  ](*,)
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on October 26, 2007, 02:58:30 PM
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Miami Dolphins linebacker Channing Crowder has admitted not knowing people speak English in London.

The NFL player might want to check a map before he gets on board a plane for Sunday's prestige game against the New York Giants at Wembley Stadium.

Crowder, who comes from Atlanta in Georgia, may be praised on the field, but confessed geography was not his strong point.

He admitted he did not know until now where London was - or that Londoners spoke English.

"I couldn't find London on a map if they didn't have the names of the countries," he said.

"I swear to God. I don't know what nothing is. I know Italy looks like a boot. I learned that."

Crowder added: "I know (Washington Redskins linebacker) London Fletcher. We did a football camp together. So I know him.

"That's the closest thing I know to London. He's black, so I'm sure he's not from London. I'm sure that's a coincidental name."


I heard about this on yesterday's ESPN "Pardon The Interruption". I thought that Crowder was just trying to be funny but according to Dan LaBatard (guest hosting for Wilbon), Crowder really is daft enough to think like this.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on October 28, 2007, 09:37:59 AM
The day is here at last \:D/

Ronnie Brown is out injured...... Zach Thomas is out injured...... Dan Marino isn't coming back.

Therefore, I'm going for a 38 - 17 win for the Manning Jr and the Giants.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Lizz on October 28, 2007, 11:12:46 AM
In amongst other items in today's Sunday Mirror, Randy Lerner says he doesn't agree with staging these games overseas and he wouldn't have volunteered the Cleveland Browns to play.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pig on October 28, 2007, 01:21:50 PM
I just thought I would pop on and say I am off to wembley today to watch the nfl match, I have never watched nfl, I bet it's shite.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Drummond on October 29, 2007, 03:55:36 AM
I went.

It was tedious. Far too many breaks. Poor quality play.

Wembley service was awful. They ran out of beer at some counters, then they ran out of cups at the others. Obviously poorly prepared and people think we have problems.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on October 29, 2007, 08:10:06 AM
Quote from: "pig"
I just thought I would pop on and say I am off to wembley today to watch the nfl match, I have never watched nfl, I bet it's shite.


Watching a NFL game in person before you've seen the game on TV is a big mistake.

Did you have someone with you who understood what was going on ?

The game itself was pretty poor. No one would have expected much from the Dolphins (after all, they hadn't one a game all season) but the Giants have been improving and should have done better with their opportunities.

I know that Eli ran in a touchdown but some of his throwing (and his receivers' catching) was terrible. Also, I couldn't understand why the Giants didn't get Shockey into the game more. There were a few times when he was wide open and doing his nut when the ball didn't arrive.

I parked at the Stadium itself and getting in/out was very easy.

I'll make sure I do the same when Villa are in the Cup Final next May.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: CT on October 29, 2007, 09:07:47 AM
About 11.30am we walked past the stadium looking for a Weatherspoons when an announcement came over the tannoy.

"Due to unforseen circumstances, today's event has been cancelled - please make your way away from the Stadium".

People looked in disbelief, everyone was shell-shocked. About a full minute later the same voice said "This is just a test message". FFS.

Yep, game was not very good but if you don't understand the game it would have been far worse. I'm glad I was there.

I'm disappointed to hear the constant whining about the pitch as I thought the NFL was about playing in ALL conditions, not just sunny artificial pitches.

For me the high point was the reaction to John Terry.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: RonBurgundy on October 29, 2007, 09:31:10 AM
The reaction to Terry was very funny.

It did feel a bit panto though - i booed like he was Widow Twanky
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Drummond on October 29, 2007, 05:52:44 PM
Terry? I thought it was Drogba?

Martin Johnson got the biggest cheer of the day....
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: CT on October 30, 2007, 11:52:04 AM
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Terry? I thought it was Drogba?


Nope, definitely John Terry. Most of the boos he got were for the Chelsea connection, the rest because he's just a freeloader.

At least Martin Johnson has been a 49ers fan for many years.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pig on November 04, 2007, 02:20:33 PM
Quote from: "UK Redsox"
Quote from: "pig"
I just thought I would pop on and say I am off to wembley today to watch the nfl match, I have never watched nfl, I bet it's shite.


Watching a NFL game in person before you've seen the game on TV is a big mistake.

Did you have someone with you who understood what was going on ?


I just went because I wanted to go to Wembley and had a free sunday afternoon/evening. I must admit the game did seem very boring, tedious and there wasnt much flow at all. When something did happen my eyes were hardly watching the game, they were watching the cheerleaders.

However I had a wicked time. This wasn't really because of the game, it was just that I had a nice binge drinking session with my girlfriend. I drank a lot of beer and just got merry and happy and by the end it seemed like a decent enough game.

She had lived in the states for about 6 years, so she knew what was going on and tried to teach me, I did understand it but compared to football it is just a poor game. I'm not a fan of rugby either :(

I actually thought the service at wembley was pretty good, sure the prices are expensive but there was only a couple of times I had to wait longer than 5 minutes for a beer.

All in all a fun day out, not the greatest sport in the world, but it allowed me to do something on a sunday. Ahh and just to add to that I had some americans sitting behind me (shock horror, they were everywhere) who in a typical supporter sitting behind you manner were slagging off the crowd for the lack of atmosphere, to which my girlfriend comically turned round and told them that if they want atmosphere, instead of complaining why dont they start singing.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on November 04, 2007, 03:53:29 PM
Quote from: "pig"
I did understand it but compared to football it is just a poor game. I'm not a fan of rugby either :(


The thing about about football (ie soccer) is that, offside rule excepted, its just so damn simple. There's not much thought involved and you're free to get caught up in the excitement/emotion.

With football (ie American), its necessary to be thinking about the tactics that might be used, looking at the formation of the offense, the way that the defense is set up to counter the threat and which personnel are on the field.


The two sports that I can't get into are Rugby League and Basketball. The former because I find their support play terrible and the latter because its too easy to score (for the pros, at least**)



** I've played in a game that ended 0-0.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on November 04, 2007, 03:54:56 PM
Possibly the most anticipated regular season game ever is taking place today.

The unbeaten Patriots against the unbeaten Colts.

I'm going for the Pats by 6.

Who's ya got ??
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on November 04, 2007, 09:29:06 PM
Two NFL all-time records set in the same game today (Chargers @ Vikings).

First the Chargers' Antonio Cromartie ran back a missed field goal for 109+ yards, then the Vikings' Adrian Peterson breaks the single game rushing record with 296.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/recap?gameId=271104016

What's next ?

Nothing much, just the Patriots v Colts !!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: tonyh on November 05, 2007, 07:19:44 AM
I am in New York 5 december to 10th december and by coincidence New york jets are playing cleveland browns. There are tickets available through NY Jets seat exchange scheme.

Do any of you know which tickets are the best viewing tickets at The Meadowlands stadium?
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on November 05, 2007, 08:33:49 AM
Quote from: "TheRonSaundersStand"
I am in New York 5 december to 10th december and by coincidence New york jets are playing cleveland browns. There are tickets available through NY Jets seat exchange scheme.

Do any of you know which tickets are the best viewing tickets at The Meadowlands stadium?


Yep, ones when its the Giants rather than the Jets that are playing

However, if you do want to see the Jets, the seating plan is here

http://www.newyorkjets.com/game/stadium/
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on November 05, 2007, 08:34:42 AM
Quote from: "UK Redsox"


I'm going for the Pats by 6.



And it was Pats by 4........ so I was close
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: tonyh on November 05, 2007, 09:06:27 AM
Quote from: "UK Redsox"
Quote from: "TheRonSaundersStand"
I am in New York 5 december to 10th december and by coincidence New york jets are playing cleveland browns. There are tickets available through NY Jets seat exchange scheme.

Do any of you know which tickets are the best viewing tickets at The Meadowlands stadium?


Yep, ones when its the Giants rather than the Jets that are playing

However, if you do want to see the Jets, the seating plan is here

http://www.newyorkjets.com/game/stadium/


please explain as i am confused
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on November 05, 2007, 11:37:47 AM
Quote from: "TheRonSaundersStand"


please explain as i am confused


Put it like this ..... New York Jets = Derby County
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: tonyh on November 05, 2007, 05:29:46 PM
Quote from: "UK Redsox"
Quote from: "TheRonSaundersStand"


please explain as i am confused


Put it like this ..... New York Jets = Derby County
ah yes i know they are shit but its the time and the place and cleveland brown. Wouldnt have bothered if it was a minnow team.

But the Jets play at medowlands yes??
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: OneIanTaylor on November 05, 2007, 05:57:12 PM
How about that 4th Quarter from the Patriots?

What a player Wes Welker is becoming as well.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: AV82EC on November 05, 2007, 07:15:12 PM
I'll probably regret asking but how do they work out the fixture list in NFL.  I know all the teams play I think 15 regular season games but with only 4 teams in each league how do they work out who plays who?

Hang on I've just realised there are 16 team in the AFC and NFC so you play each team in your conference once, I'd assume home and away on each alternate season?
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on November 05, 2007, 07:22:23 PM
Quote from: "TheRonSaundersStand"


But the Jets play at medowlands yes??


Yep, Jets and Giants both play in the Meadowlands, which of course isn't even in New York State, let alone New York City.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on November 05, 2007, 07:26:15 PM
Quote from: "AV82EC"
I'll probably regret asking but how do they work out the fixture list in NFL.  I know all the teams play I think 15 regular season games but with only 4 teams in each league how do they work out who plays who?

Hang on I've just realised there are 16 team in the AFC and NFC so you play each team in your conference once, I'd assume home and away on each alternate season?


That'll be a resounding "No"

Each conference is split into 4 divisions of 4 teams.

The schedule's then worked out as follows ......

Quote
   * Each team plays the other three teams in their division twice: once at home, and once on the road (six games).
    * Each team plays the four teams from another division within its own conference once on a rotating three-year cycle: two at home, and two on the road (four games).
    * Each team plays the four teams from a division in the other conference once on a rotating four-year cycle: two at home, and two on the road (four games).
    * Each team plays once against the other teams in its conference that finished in the same place in their own divisions as themselves, not counting the division they were already scheduled to play: one at home, one on the road (two games).



You didn't really think that the Colonials would make it simple, did you ?
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: AV82EC on November 05, 2007, 07:40:02 PM
Quote from: "UK Redsox"
Quote from: "AV82EC"
I'll probably regret asking but how do they work out the fixture list in NFL.  I know all the teams play I think 15 regular season games but with only 4 teams in each league how do they work out who plays who?

Hang on I've just realised there are 16 team in the AFC and NFC so you play each team in your conference once, I'd assume home and away on each alternate season?


That'll be a resounding "No"

Each conference is split into 4 divisions of 4 teams.

The schedule's then worked out as follows ......

Quote
   * Each team plays the other three teams in their division twice: once at home, and once on the road (six games).
    * Each team plays the four teams from another division within its own conference once on a rotating three-year cycle: two at home, and two on the road (four games).
    * Each team plays the four teams from a division in the other conference once on a rotating four-year cycle: two at home, and two on the road (four games).
    * Each team plays once against the other teams in its conference that finished in the same place in their own divisions as themselves, not counting the division they were already scheduled to play: one at home, one on the road (two games).



You didn't really think that the Colonials would make it simple, did you ?


No I didn't.... :smt002 but I do understand it.

The thing thats really noticeable is that you might have to wait up to 4 years to avenge bad defeats against some teams!!

So I assume the Browns are doing OK as this years fixture list has maybe been kinder than previous years?  Or is that not it?  Surely some Divisions are seen as being stronger than others i.e a constant Group of Death and that may make your regular season schedule easier.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Drummond on November 05, 2007, 07:42:09 PM
All I know is that Tom Brady is winning for me every week and I'm top in the Fantasy League because of it.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: tonyh on November 05, 2007, 08:28:45 PM
Quote from: "UK Redsox"
Quote from: "TheRonSaundersStand"


But the Jets play at medowlands yes??


Yep, Jets and Giants both play in the Meadowlands, which of course isn't even in New York State, let alone New York City.


Eh? If its a 20 minute ride from the Port Authority bus terminus which is in manhatten then why is it not in NY state or City
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: adrenachrome on November 05, 2007, 09:00:33 PM
It's in Noo Joisey.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: tonyh on November 05, 2007, 11:08:56 PM
Quote from: "adrenachrome"
It's in Noo Joisey.
Ta
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: OneIanTaylor on November 06, 2007, 07:18:42 PM
Quote from: "AV82EC"
Quote from: "UK Redsox"
Quote from: "AV82EC"
I'll probably regret asking but how do they work out the fixture list in NFL.  I know all the teams play I think 15 regular season games but with only 4 teams in each league how do they work out who plays who?

Hang on I've just realised there are 16 team in the AFC and NFC so you play each team in your conference once, I'd assume home and away on each alternate season?


That'll be a resounding "No"

Each conference is split into 4 divisions of 4 teams.

The schedule's then worked out as follows ......

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   * Each team plays the other three teams in their division twice: once at home, and once on the road (six games).
    * Each team plays the four teams from another division within its own conference once on a rotating three-year cycle: two at home, and two on the road (four games).
    * Each team plays the four teams from a division in the other conference once on a rotating four-year cycle: two at home, and two on the road (four games).
    * Each team plays once against the other teams in its conference that finished in the same place in their own divisions as themselves, not counting the division they were already scheduled to play: one at home, one on the road (two games).



You didn't really think that the Colonials would make it simple, did you ?


No I didn't.... :smt002 but I do understand it.

The thing thats really noticeable is that you might have to wait up to 4 years to avenge bad defeats against some teams!!

So I assume the Browns are doing OK as this years fixture list has maybe been kinder than previous years?  Or is that not it?  Surely some Divisions are seen as being stronger than others i.e a constant Group of Death and that may make your regular season schedule easier.


That is true, but the Browns are improving because they're developing a better team.

Change in the NFL generally takes time, not least because of the huge amount of planning and organisation top level gridiron requires in terms of play patterns, tactics and gleaning the players for the job whilst staying inside the salary cap and working with the draft system.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on November 07, 2007, 12:54:29 PM
Quote from: "AV82EC"


Surely some Divisions are seen as being stronger than others i.e a constant Group of Death


Its not too bad in the NFL but its definitely the case in Major League Baseball.

The "American League East" consists of.....

Boston Red Sox
New York Yankees (boo, hiss !!)
Toronto Blue Jays
Baltimore Orioles
Tampa Bay Devils Rays

Only, the winners of each of the three divisions plus the best runner up go thro' to the payoffs.

Boston and New York have the most income and therefore the highest payrolls in the sport.

This means that Toronto, Baltimore and especially Tampa Bay have basically no chance.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: SDVILLAIN on November 15, 2007, 07:36:12 AM
Fuck New England
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on November 15, 2007, 02:53:24 PM
Ricky's on his way back (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3109760)

OJ's on trial again (http://edition.cnn.com/2007/US/law/11/14/simpson.hearing/index.html) ..... and this time there'll be no Johnnie Cochran (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnnie_Cochran) to save him
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: CT on November 27, 2007, 11:17:13 AM
Redskins safety Sean Taylor has died a day after being shot.

Sad day for the Redskins & The NFL.

Not sure if this link will work but here goes...

http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/7490604
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: usav on November 27, 2007, 01:49:50 PM
Quite possibly the worst game ever played last night.....Pittsburgh Steelers vs Miami Dolphins, final sore: 3-0.   Steelers won it with a field goal in the last 30 seconds.  Utter, utter crap - just like the weather here yesterday.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Rotterdam on November 27, 2007, 01:55:54 PM
49ers win, but are still pants.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: CT on November 27, 2007, 02:43:37 PM
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Quite possibly the worst game ever played last night.....Pittsburgh Steelers vs Miami Dolphins, final sore: 3-0. Steelers won it with a field goal in the last 30 seconds. Utter, utter crap - just like the weather here yesterday.


I watched a bit of that!! The pitch was in such a terrible state, a bit like the Miami Dolphins. I still think the Steelers may stop the Pats bandwagon when they meet.

Packers/Cowboys on Thursday. We get it here on Sky but I've heard alot of people won't get to see it over there. Is NFL Network a bit like Setanta Sports over here in that you have to pay on top of existing cable coverage to receive it?
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: usav on November 27, 2007, 02:53:37 PM
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Is NFL Network a bit like Setanta Sports over here in that you have to pay on top of existing cable coverage to receive it?


Not extra, it's just that some cable providers don't carry it - including the major cable provider in.......DALLAS!!!  Really looking forward to that game, Green Bay is my team (after the Steelers).

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I watched a bit of that!! The pitch was in such a terrible state, a bit like the Miami Dolphins. I still think the Steelers may stop the Pats bandwagon when they meet.


They put new sod down on the field on Saturday evening, as the pitch had tekn a pounding over the last few weeks with College and High School games.  They should have looked at the weather forecast and realised they were getting two inches or rain on Monday and not bothered.  They had it covered, but the tarp leaked at the seams, which is why every 20 yards, there was a bog.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: freddie Rincon on November 27, 2007, 03:04:31 PM
Quote from: "usav"
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Is NFL Network a bit like Setanta Sports over here in that you have to pay on top of existing cable coverage to receive it?


Not extra, it's just that some cable providers don't carry it - including the major cable provider in.......DALLAS!!!  Really looking forward to that game, Green Bay is my team (after the Steelers).

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I watched a bit of that!! The pitch was in such a terrible state, a bit like the Miami Dolphins. I still think the Steelers may stop the Pats bandwagon when they meet.


They put new sod down on the field on Saturday evening, as the pitch had tekn a pounding over the last few weeks with College and High School games.  They should have looked at the weather forecast and realised they were getting two inches or rain on Monday and not bothered.  They had it covered, but the tarp leaked at the seams, which is why every 20 yards, there was a bog.


The summariser back in the studio over here kept on taking the piss out of the wembley groundstaff, about not getting the pitch ready for the croatia match after Dolphins v Giants, saying how much better it was in Pittsburgh where they'd been able to replace a pitch in 24 hours, when the picture cut to the ploughed field they ended up playing on.

The look on his face was priceless! He's a good pundit, but that moment was very funny. It was the same problem at Pittsburgh that Blues had last year, laying a pitch and then it shits down for the next 2 days.

EDIT: can't wait for Packers against Cowboys on Thursday!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Villa'Zawg on November 28, 2007, 12:32:55 AM
American NFL hooligans are funny...

“It was in recognition of a problem that had been gaining a little bit of momentum that we have observed lately,” Jones said in a telephone interview after the game. He said security had been increased at each of the stadium’s eight spiral ramps during halftime.

The scene at Gate D was markedly different during halftime of the Jets’ game against the Pittsburgh Steelers the previous week, when several hundred men congregated on one of the ramps and chanted at the few women in the crowd to bare their breasts. If the women did not comply, plastic beer bottles and spit were launched in their direction. There were about 10 security guards standing near the bottom of the ramp, but the behavior was not stopped.

According to several fans and stadium workers, such behavior has been going on at Jets home games for years. But it apparently had not been a problem at Giants home games. The Jets do not play at Giants Stadium again until Dec. 9, when they face the Cleveland Browns."

NY Times (http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/26/sports/football/26picker.html?ref=football)
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on November 28, 2007, 10:55:00 AM
Quote from: "usav"
Quite possibly the worst game ever played last night.....Pittsburgh Steelers vs Miami Dolphins, final sore: 3-0.   Steelers won it with a field goal in the last 30 seconds.  Utter, utter crap - just like the weather here yesterday.


Same turf providers as Wembley ?

Having watched college and NFL games in that stadium on consecutive days, if ever there was a case for artificial turf, this is it.

The standard of artificial turf these days is so good that I can't understand why cold/wet weather stadiums or those with heavy use don't have it.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on November 28, 2007, 10:57:13 AM
Quote from: "UK Redsox"
Ricky's on his way back (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3109760)



Annnnnd ......... he's gone again

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3130119
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on November 28, 2007, 10:59:24 AM
Quote from: "CT"
Redskins safety Sean Taylor has died a day after being shot.

Sad day for the Redskins & The NFL.

Not sure if this link will work but here goes...

http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/7490604


Sad that Taylor didn't make it. From what I've been reading, it appeared that he had began to turn his life around and distance himself from the "friends" he'd been caught up in previous trouble with.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on November 29, 2007, 08:27:54 AM
People are beginning to say that it wasn't a burglary gone wrong but that enemies from Taylor's past may have been after him

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3132378



Packers v Cowboys tonight....... who's ya got ?
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: usav on November 29, 2007, 01:53:43 PM
Quote from: "UK Redsox"
People are beginning to say that it wasn't a burglary gone wrong but that enemies from Taylor's past may have been after him


I am not suprised one little bit.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: CT on November 29, 2007, 06:27:46 PM
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Packers v Cowboys tonight....... who's ya got ?


From a Cowboys man who's team is 10-1 - I think it could be the Pack!!

Could be a points-fest but I think Favre might exploit our secondary and especially Roy Williams who has gone downhill since I bought a shirt with his name on the back when I last visited Dallas!!

Might be a big night for Jason Witten - we shall see......
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Chicago_Villa on November 29, 2007, 06:44:45 PM
Please let the Cowboys trounce Green Bay. I am not a Cowboys fan, but for me Green Bay are the equivalent of that mob from down the Sty, and Brett Favre is my Trevor Francis of the NFL.

Go Bears!!!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: usav on November 29, 2007, 07:15:30 PM
Quote from: "Chicago_Villa"
Please let the Cowboys trounce Green Bay. I am not a Cowboys fan, but for me Green Bay are the equivalent of that mob from down the Sty, and Brett Favre is my Beelzebub of the NFL.

Go Bears!!!


In terms of history and glory, I would say Green Bay are Villa and the Bears are the shit.   :-
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: OneIanTaylor on November 29, 2007, 07:29:50 PM
Erm, I don't think Green Bay compare to the shit whatsoever!

It'll be a good game, I like the Romo - Witten - TO connection, but you can't count against Favre, especially if he starts moving the chains.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Chicago_Villa on November 29, 2007, 07:46:42 PM
Did you two not read my post. I said "For me, Green Bay are the equivalent of the shite", refering of course to the fact that I am a Bears fan. I really do dislike them and their "cheesehead" fans. What a bunch of gimps.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: OCD on November 29, 2007, 07:56:28 PM
Quote from: "Chicago_Villa"
Did you two not read my post. I said "For me, Green Bay are the equivalent of the shite", refering of course to the fact that I am a Bears fan. I really do dislike them and their "cheesehead" fans. What a bunch of gimps.


Oi watch it  [-X

Go Packers
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Chicago_Villa on November 29, 2007, 07:57:40 PM
Quote from: "OCD"
Quote from: "Chicago_Villa"
Did you two not read my post. I said "For me, Green Bay are the equivalent of the shite", refering of course to the fact that I am a Bears fan. I really do dislike them and their "cheesehead" fans. What a bunch of gimps.


Oi watch it  [-X

Go Packers


Yeah, Go Packers. Go as far away as possible you mutant freaks, and take your stupid cheese wedge hats with you. You are a disgrace to the Mid-West.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: OCD on November 29, 2007, 08:02:33 PM
That doesn't include me then. The only time I've been to the States was when I went to Kissimmee.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Chicago_Villa on November 30, 2007, 02:04:39 PM
Dallas 37, Green Bay 27

Need I say more?

Well done Mr Romo, you really did put those gimps in their place.

(http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20071130/capt.69fe9b953a064609879313667e476194.packers_cowboys_football_irv135.jpg)


Poor old Brett...

(http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20071130/capt.8d9fe386ece74104a4935d02af83bf2a.aptopix_packers_cowboys_football_irv117.jpg)


Now remind me who the other team was who beat your sorry asses earlier this season?
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: usav on November 30, 2007, 02:42:13 PM
Alright Simon, calm down, calm down ;-)

Green Bay lost there two best defensive players before the start of the game.  Favre got injured in the 2nd quater and they still held with them until the last drive of the game.

The NFC championship game could be time for revenge.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Somniloquism on November 30, 2007, 03:40:32 PM
Great comeback by the Bears last week. Lets hope we can continue it.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: OCD on November 30, 2007, 04:29:31 PM
Quote from: "Chicago_Villa"
Dallas 37, Green Bay 27


Oh Bollocks
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: CT on November 30, 2007, 06:11:51 PM
How come quite so many Cheeseheads got tickets for last nights game?

I've been three times to Texas Stadium and know the crowd have a tendancy to be a little too loud when the offense has the ball but at times last night it may as well have been an away game.

The sight of GB defensive lineman urging the crowd for more noise was a bit rich!

Anyway, good win for us but credit to the back up QB who did a nice job and kept it close right till the end.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Drummond on November 30, 2007, 07:18:48 PM
Well I enjoyed Ryan Grant's performance for GB last night! 94yds and 2TD. Great fantasy pick this week!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Chicago_Villa on November 30, 2007, 08:25:09 PM
All that matters is Green Bay lost and Brett Favre went down like a pussy. That woman in the first pic is also a "looker" by cheesehead standards.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Chicago_Villa on November 30, 2007, 08:26:13 PM
Quote from: "Drummond"
Well I enjoyed Ryan Grant's performance for GB last night! 94yds and 2TD. Great fantasy pick this week!


... and he was a loser like the rest of the WI scummers.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Drummond on November 30, 2007, 08:27:15 PM
Quote from: "Chicago_Villa"
All that matters is Green Bay lost and Brett Favre went down like a pussy. That woman in the first pic is also a "looker" by cheesehead standards.


The bear looks like one too to be fair...
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: adrenachrome on December 02, 2007, 09:13:53 PM
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To honor slain Taylor, Redskins use 10 men on first Bills play
By HOWARD FENDRICH, AP Sports Writer
December 2, 2007

Washington Redskins football fans from left to right, Brandy Lombardos, 18, Emily Zurn, 18, and Brittany Stanton, 16, wear Redskins Sean Taylor's number on their faces at FedEx Field before the start game between the Washington Redskins and Buffalo Bills, Sunday, Dec. 2, 2007 in Landover, Md. Redskins are playing their first game after the death of safety Sean Taylor who died Tuesday after he was shot at his Miami home.

For all of the No. 21 jerseys, waving towels and handwritten signs in the stands Sunday, for all of the flowers at a makeshift memorial outside the stadium, for all of the pregame tributes to the Pro Bowl safety, the most stark reminder of Taylor's plight came when the Washington Redskins lined up on defense for the first time since he was shot to death.

Instead of 11 Redskins on the field, as rules allow, there were 10.

As the Buffalo Bills got ready to run their first play midway through the first quarter, the man who replaced Taylor in the starting lineup, Reed Doughty, stood near coaches on the sideline with his arms crossed. After watching while Bills running back Fred Jackson gained 22 yards, Doughty entered for the next play -- and made the tackle.

The 24-year-old Taylor died Tuesday, a day after being shot at his home in Florida during a burglary. Four men have been charged. The shock has yet to dissipate for Taylor's teammates and fans, and the grieving process continued on game day.

"The only way we can honor him right now is to go out there on the field and play. Go out and play football," Redskins defensive end Phillip Daniels said during a pregame video tribute to Taylor.

Before entering the stadium, spectators talked about Taylor in the present tense, as though it all hasn't quite registered.

"I just love the way he plays," said Joshua Skeen of Manchester, Md., wearing a white jersey with Taylor's No. 21.

Skeen's brother, Jason, wore No. 36, Taylor's uniform as a Redskins rookie.

Not surprisingly, those numbers were everywhere Sunday, including on black versions of the jersey, on handmade T-shirts, on hats, on wristbands. A trio of teenage friends each wrote the number on a cheek.

While tailgating did carry on in the parking lots before the game began -- with beer and grilled food, with chips and salsa -- things were somewhat more subdued. Stereos didn't blare. People spoke instead of screamed.

"Oh, yeah, it's quiet," said Adrian Moore of Springfield, Va., who was wearing a long-sleeve white shirt with a yellow candle between the numbers 2 and 1. "It's a lot more somber than normal."

One fan, Joe Yang of Chantilly, Va., painted "Sean Taylor, Go Skins, R.I.P 21" on two of his black SUV's windows, and "We Miss You Sean Taylor" on the rear window.

"I just feel like we owe it to Sean, we owe it to the team, we owe it to the Redskins," Yang said. "I just wanted to make sure that no one should forget."

A short walk away, people approached a memorial to Taylor near where the Redskins painted his number on a patch of grass near the team store -- which was under orders not to sell jerseys or other items with his name this day.

Starting at 7:30 a.m., fans began arriving to look at the display, snap a photo of it and leave objects. The piles were continually spreading, with flowers in the team colors of burgundy and gold, leather footballs, burning candles, and posters with personal messages. And on and on it went: balloons, teddy bears, hats. One little child left a piece of paper with a poem.

James McClendon of Stafford, Va., watched as his 10-year-old son, Dhimani, offered a football with an inscription. Father and son came to their first NFL game together Sunday, to honor Taylor.

Both wore burgundy No. 21 jerseys.

"If I don't ever come to another Redskins game again, it had to be this one," the elder McClendon said. "I felt, you know, this would be the best way for us to, you know, say goodbye to Sean Taylor."

There were plenty of ways in which he was saluted, off the field of play and on.

After making a catch, Redskins wide receiver Santana Moss, also a teammate of Taylor's at the University of Miami, would pound his chest and put up a hand with his thumb and ring finger tucked down and the other three fingers raised. It was his way of saying, "21."

On a facade above one end zone, there was a new sign with Taylor's name and uniform number in white writing on a burgundy background, with pictures of black ribbons on each end.

The Redskins Marching Band wore black hats and used instruments covered with black sleeves while playing a funeral dirge on the field, before a slow, mournful rendition of the team's normally peppy theme song, "Hail to the Redskins."

After the public address announcer noted that, "We gather here today shocked and saddened," the scoreboard showed a 4-minute video filled with still photos of Taylor with his 1-year-old daughter; footage of him playing football in high school, college and the pros; and clips of interviews with him, teammates and coaches.

After Taylor was shown saying, "My favorite part is when we have home games and the fans are cheering," the crowd roared and waved the white hand towels with the No. 21 they were given as they entered the stadium.

Those tiny towels swirled around and around, a silent and moving tribute.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: SDVILLAIN on December 04, 2007, 12:03:53 AM
Go Chargers. LT is by far the best player in the NFL.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on December 04, 2007, 07:51:29 AM
Pats make it to 12-0....... but only just
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Rotterdam on December 04, 2007, 08:07:55 AM
49ers lose again.  #-o
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Villa'Zawg on December 04, 2007, 10:23:42 AM
On the Browns last play against Arizona, 4th-and-10 from the Arizona 37, Winslow for the Browns made a fantastic catch in the end zone near the left touchline but appeared to be illegally forced out of play by an Arizona player. I wasn't too bothered initially because they went to video review and would surely see that it was an illegal move by the defence. I then discover that on the video review they are only able to rule on whether or not Winslow got his feet in. They are not able to review the fact that he was illegally forced out, even though they can plainly see that it was this illegal move by the defence that stopped him getting his feet in.

Why have a rule that allows the umpire to review a play but doesn't allow him to rule on the illegal move? I'm sure there is a reason but is it a good reason?

Even worse for me than discovering that such a law exists in NFL was discovering I really was bothered by it.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Dave Cooper please on December 04, 2007, 12:17:03 PM
Quote from: "Villadawg"

Why have a rule that allows the umpire to review a play but doesn't allow him to rule on the illegal move? I'm sure there is a reason but is it a good reason?



Because it's bollocks?
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: OCD on December 04, 2007, 04:24:26 PM
I know some Dolphins fans. They're not very happy but are looking forward to next year's draft.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: flybo on December 04, 2007, 08:00:31 PM
You can put stuff in front of the door to stop the draft.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: OneIanTaylor on December 04, 2007, 10:10:17 PM
Quote from: "IanB"
How are 'our' team doing at the mo?


They put in a Villaesque performance on Sunday, thats for sure.

They're pushing for the play-offs, but conspired to flounder against Arizona (!) to put them in a bit of a scrap for their place rather than secure their position.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: OneIanTaylor on December 04, 2007, 10:15:55 PM
He didn't half!

He was offended by music after goals being called an Americanism. I hadn't the heart to tell him it was.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: usav on December 05, 2007, 02:29:21 AM
Quote from: "UK Redsox"
Pats make it to 12-0....... but only just


Only just is right.  For the second week in a row, they should have lost.  The Ravens played the game of their lives and still managed to fuck it up in the 4th quarter.


I hate the Patriots - and I have no reason to.  There is just something abou them.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Villa'Zawg on December 05, 2007, 11:31:18 AM
Quote from: "IanB"
And what a shower of shit that was.


Ian, I heard something at the weekend about "crowd noise" been piped in during an NFL game. I'm not sure if it was into the ground or just on the TV.

I'm assuming you wouldn't be in favour  :-k
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: CT on December 06, 2007, 09:28:04 PM
The "stadium noise" was to do with the Colts and a strange noise that went round their stadium when the visitors had the ball.

In the end CBS admitted it was their problem and nowt to do with the Colts.

Near the end though Juan Pablo Angel got a TD and the stadium DJ decided it would be rather clever to play "Angels" by Robbie Williams!

That would never happen at VP.....(ahem)  :smt002
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Sister of Top Cat on December 06, 2007, 09:33:03 PM
What's a TD?
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: usav on December 08, 2007, 03:37:27 AM
Quote from: "Sister of Top Cat"
What's a TD?


Touch Down......
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on December 11, 2007, 07:48:27 AM
Pats keep on a rollin' and the Fish keep on a losin'.

Meanwhile, Michael Vick gets 23 months in the "big house".

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/columns/story?id=3148826

Meanwhile his ex-team mates show that they just don't get it

(http://assets.espn.go.com/photo/2007/1210/nfl_ap_white_412.jpg)
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Villa'Zawg on December 16, 2007, 02:01:23 AM
Huge game coming up at the Browns today against The Bills. Live on Sky 3 at 6pm. If the Browns win they are almost certain to be in the play-offs.

BTW, as I'm on here at stupid o'clock I'm watching the Bengals V 49ers on nfl.com and its easily the best sports stream I've ever watched. No distortion at all.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on December 16, 2007, 11:58:48 AM
Quote from: "Villadawg"


BTW, as I'm on here at stupid o'clock I'm watching the Bengals V 49ers on nfl.com and its easily the best sports stream I've ever watched. No distortion at all.


Quality was probably good because no one's really interested in the 49ers v Bengals. Also, it was live on Sky as well
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: usav on December 16, 2007, 02:59:06 PM
Quote from: "Villadawg"
Huge game coming up at the Browns today against The Bills. Live on Sky 3 at 6pm. If the Browns win they are almost certain to be in the play-offs.


Should be a snow-bowl......they are going to be having blizzard conditions in Cleveland today.   The game in New England later could be interesting as well.  Pittsburgh will be a combo of freezing rain and snow.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: tonyh on December 16, 2007, 03:26:02 PM
Quote from: "usav"
Quote from: "Villadawg"
Huge game coming up at the Browns today against The Bills. Live on Sky 3 at 6pm. If the Browns win they are almost certain to be in the play-offs.


Should be a snow-bowl......they are going to be having blizzard conditions in Cleveland today.   The game in New England later could be interesting as well.  Pittsburgh will be a combo of freezing rain and snow.


Thats a shame quite a nice day  here in sunny solihull. Come on the Browns..
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Villa'Zawg on December 16, 2007, 03:33:08 PM
Quote from: "UK Redsox"
Quote from: "Villadawg"


BTW, as I'm on here at stupid o'clock I'm watching the Bengals V 49ers on nfl.com and its easily the best sports stream I've ever watched. No distortion at all.


Quality was probably good because no one's really interested in the 49ers v Bengals. Also, it was live on Sky as well


aah that explains it. I'm usually quite cynical about the "slickness" of the nfl output but that website is tremendously well put together. It was a pleasure to be able to just click and watch a game without having to sign-up/subscribe etc...
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Ross on December 16, 2007, 06:09:43 PM
Blimey - anyone watching the Browns on Sky Sports 3? Complete blizzard conditions!!!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: OCD on December 16, 2007, 06:17:54 PM
Quote from: "Ross"
Blimey - anyone watching the Browns on Sky Sports 3? Complete blizzard conditions!!!


You can't see the markings - do NFL games ever get abandoned?
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: freddie Rincon on December 16, 2007, 11:46:31 PM
Quote from: "OCD"
Quote from: "Ross"
Blimey - anyone watching the Browns on Sky Sports 3? Complete blizzard conditions!!!


You can't see the markings - do NFL games ever get abandoned?


Only if there's lightning.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: VillaZogmariner on December 16, 2007, 11:48:51 PM
So how did the Browns get on?
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: freddie Rincon on December 17, 2007, 12:08:10 AM
Quote from: "VillaSubmariner"
So how did the Browns get on?


Won 8-0 in a snowstorm, means they're still in a playoff position with two games to go.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: VillaZogmariner on December 17, 2007, 12:10:19 AM
Fantastic. My uncle is a Bengals fan so he will be threaders - hates the Browns!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on December 17, 2007, 08:28:29 AM
Dolphins get their first win of the season (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/recap?gameId=271216015)

Patriots go 14-0 (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/recap?gameId=271216017)
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: AV82EC on December 17, 2007, 11:12:03 AM
Right after getting my head round how each teams regular season fixture list works, someone is going to have to give me a run down on how its decided who gets in the play offs and what the format is?

I would assume, though that seems dangerous, that each divisional winner gets a place making 8 teams then conference semi's and finals followed by Super bowl between AFC and NFC Champions?  

However, as this is America that seems far too logical and I've seen that there are wild cards and play off places up for grabs, so how is it decided?
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on December 17, 2007, 11:41:12 AM
Quote from: "AV82EC"
Right after getting my head round how each teams regular season fixture list works, someone is going to have to give me a run down on how its decided who gets in the play offs and what the format is?

I would assume, though that seems dangerous, that each divisional winner gets a place making 8 teams then conference semi's and finals followed by Super bowl between AFC and NFC Champions?  

However, as this is America that seems far too logical and I've seen that there are wild cards and play off places up for grabs, so how is it decided?


From da Wiki.......

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Qualification into the playoffs are as follows:

The NFL Playoffs. Each of the 4 division winners is seeded 1–4 based on their overall records. The two wildcard teams (labeled Wild Card 1 and 2) are seeded 5th and 6th (with the better of the two having seed 5) regardless of their records compared to the 4 division winners.

    * The four division champions from each conference (the team in each division with the best overall record), which are seeded 1 through 4 based on their overall won-lost-tied record.
    * Two wild card qualifiers (those non-division champions with the conference's best winning percentages), which are seeded 5 and 6.

The first round of the playoffs is dubbed the Wild Card Playoffs (the league in recent years has also used the term Wild Card Weekend). The 3rd-seeded division winner hosts the 6th seed wild card, and the 4th seed hosts the 5th. The 1 and the 2 seeds from each conference receive a bye in the first round, which entitles these teams to automatically advance to the second round, the Divisional Playoff games, to face the Wild Card survivors. Unlike most tournaments, with a predetermined bracket, each round of the playoffs is 're-seeded'; the highest surviving seed always hosts the lowest surviving seed, the second-highest hosts the second-lowest, etc. This guarantees each division winner at least one home playoff game.

The two surviving teams from the Divisional Playoff games meet in Conference Championship games, with the winners of those contests going on to face one another in the Super Bowl.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Villa'Zawg on December 17, 2007, 12:08:56 PM
Quote from: "VillaSubmariner"
Fantastic. My uncle is a Bengals fan so he will be threaders - hates the Browns!


With a bit of luck he'll be truly upset next week when the Browns beat them at their place to  clinch the play-off spot :-)
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Rotterdam on December 17, 2007, 01:27:53 PM
49ers won......... \:D/
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: avfcpg on December 17, 2007, 01:44:46 PM
Raiders lost...again  ](*,)  ](*,)  ](*,)
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cheltenhamlion on December 17, 2007, 04:48:48 PM
I saw a little bit and the weather at the Browns game was bloody ridiculous
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: CT on December 17, 2007, 10:00:41 PM
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Any updates on 'our' team then? Are they doing ok still?


Ian, they played in a blizzard yesterday and made the play-offs for the first time in 5 years. Mr Lerner will be very proud.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: OCD on December 17, 2007, 10:35:58 PM
Quote from: "CT"
Quote
Any updates on 'our' team then? Are they doing ok still?


Ian, they played in a blizzard yesterday and made the play-offs for the first time in 5 years. Mr Lerner will be very proud.


I thought they had another 2 games to play and that they could still be caught?
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on December 18, 2007, 07:56:31 AM
Quote from: "OCD"

I thought they had another 2 games to play and that they could still be caught?


Yep, the Cleveland Villains need one more win to clinch a playoff spot and still have a chance of catching the Pittsburgh Steelers for the AFC North title.

From ESPN.....
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The Browns' snow-covered home victory over Buffalo gives Cleveland a shot at the fourth seed in the AFC, behind New England (14-0), Indianapolis (12-2) and resurgent San Diego (9-5). The Chargers, suddenly hotter than the seat Norv Turner inhabited much of the season, need only to defeat Denver at home and Oakland on the road to claim the third seed in the conference.

If the Chargers hold up their end, the second-place team in the AFC North -- Cleveland or Pittsburgh -- likely would visit San Diego as the sixth seed in the wild-card round.

The Browns can clinch a playoff berth by winning in Cincinnati in Week 16. Cleveland probably needs to win out against the Bengals and the 49ers to overtake the Steelers in the AFC North. Pittsburgh plays at St. Louis on Thursday night before finishing the regular season in Baltimore.

The Steelers' regular-season sweep of the Browns gives Pittsburgh a good shot at claiming the fourth seed as the AFC North champion.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: CT on December 18, 2007, 10:05:55 PM
Oops! Sorry Ian for getting your hopes up - Now I've probably cursed them!!  ](*,)
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Villa'Zawg on December 23, 2007, 02:30:59 PM
Another very big game for the Browns today "The battle of Ohio". Playing away at one of their divisional rivals, The Cincinnati Bengals (bungals). A win tonight puts them in the play-offs for the first time since 2002, it would be lovely to do at Cincinnati.

They're live on Sky at 6pm for the 2nd week running.

When these two played at the Browns in week 2 of the season it was a wonderful mad game that ended 51-45 in favour of the Browns. It was also the first start for the Browns super new quarterback Derek Anderson.

Watch out for Braylon Edwards who will break the Browns record for most in a season if he gets one tonight.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: usav on December 23, 2007, 04:07:55 PM
For those that liked the snow blizzard last week in Cleveland, you might want to check out the Chicago vs Green Bay game today.......current wind chill in Chicago is -6F with 60mph gusts!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on December 23, 2007, 05:19:21 PM
The big question of the day is how many points the Patriots will put on the Dolphins
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: VillaZogmariner on December 23, 2007, 05:36:57 PM
I've never watched a game of American Football in my entire life, have no idea how it works etc. But this evening I'll be glued to the box cheering on my new Third sports team to victory against the Bungles
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: OCD on December 23, 2007, 05:52:25 PM
Quote from: "usav"
For those that liked the snow blizzard last week in Cleveland, you might want to check out the Chicago vs Green Bay game today.......current wind chill in Chicago is -6F with 60mph gusts!


Go on the Packers!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: VillaZogmariner on December 23, 2007, 07:20:53 PM
Not looking good is it!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: OCD on December 23, 2007, 07:26:57 PM
Browns are getting murdered.

Why do some of the players wear bum bags?
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: VillaZogmariner on December 23, 2007, 09:36:57 PM
Browns lost 19-14.

Not sure what that means now for their Wild Card play off hopes?
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: OCD on December 23, 2007, 10:57:30 PM
Quote from: "VillaSubmariner"
Browns lost 19-14.

Not sure what that means now for their Wild Card play off hopes?


It's not helped, put it that way.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on December 24, 2007, 10:42:58 AM
Pats just one win away now thanks to an easy win over Miami.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Villa'Zawg on December 24, 2007, 11:12:36 AM
Quote from: "VillaSubmariner"
Browns lost 19-14.

Not sure what that means now for their Wild Card play off hopes?


Its bad news. The Browns have to beat the 49ers and hope that Tennessee lose against the Colts. fingers crossed.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: VillaZogmariner on December 31, 2007, 12:20:38 PM
Well? Are we in the Play offs or not?
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: BIG MAN LEON on December 31, 2007, 12:26:29 PM
No i think from what i heard i think Tennessee pipped them to the post despite the Browns winning.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: VillaZogmariner on December 31, 2007, 12:50:15 PM
Bollox
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: OCD on December 31, 2007, 12:55:21 PM
No they're not. Losing last week proved too costly.

Oh well, my team made it to the playoffs.  \:D/
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on December 31, 2007, 01:09:09 PM
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AFC

WILD CARD WEEKEND

Saturday, Jan. 5

5. Jacksonville Jaguars (11-5) at 4. Pittsburgh Steelers (10-6), 8 p.m. ET (NBC)

Sunday, Jan. 6

6. Tennessee Titans (10-6) at 3. San Diego Chargers (11-5), 4:30 p.m. ET (CBS)

1. New England Patriots (16-0) and 2. Indianapolis Colts (13-2) have first-round byes.

DIVISIONAL ROUND

Jan. 12-13

San Diego, Pittsburgh or Jacksonville at Indianapolis

Pittsburgh, Jacksonville or Tennessee at New England

NFC

WILD CARD WEEKEND

Saturday, Jan. 5

6. Washington Redskins (9-7) at 3. Seattle Seahawks (10-6), 4:30 p.m. ET (NBC)

Sunday, Jan. 6

5. New York Giants (10-6) at 4. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (9-7), 1 p.m. ET (Fox)

1. Dallas Cowboys (13-3) and 2. Green Bay Packers (13-3) have first-round byes.

DIVISIONAL ROUND

Jan. 12-13

Tampa Bay or New York or Washington at Dallas

Seattle, Tampa Bay or New York at Green Bay

AFC, NFC championships: Sunday, Jan. 20

Super Bowl XLII: Sunday, Feb. 3, 6 p.m., University of Phoenix Stadium (Glendale, Ariz.)


ESPN article (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/columns/story?columnist=clayton_john&id=3174113) on the Cleveland Villans failing to make the playoffs
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Villa'Zawg on December 31, 2007, 01:58:25 PM
Quote from: "VillaSubmariner"
Well? Are we in the Play offs or not?


Not

...and last night's game between Indianapolis Colts and Tennessee Titans was the worst possible advert for NFL football.

The Titans beat the Colts by 6 points and they go through ahead of the Browns. It couldn't have been tighter. Both teams won 10 out of their 16 regular season games. The titans go through on their record against the teams that both they and Cleveland played against this season.

 Due to the fact that the Colts had already secured their place in the play-offs they had nothing to gain from winning last nights game. Even though they were playing one of their big rivals (one of only three teams they play twice every year), they put nothing into the game at all.

One interesting little cameo in the game was the fact that one of the Colts players, Reggie Wayne, needed x receptions/yards to be classed as the "best in the league" for the season. The Colts put out their first team for as long as was needed for the player to get his record, all of their play was targetted at getting the ball to him for the requisite receptions/yards. Once that was done it was the end of the game as far as they were concerned. They even refused a time-out towards the end of the game that would have given them one last chance to win.

When the Colts took Peyton Manning off, one of the best quarter backs in the League, they replaced him with a player that was completely and totally out of his depth. I've never seen a worse performance.

I've watched a lot of the Browns this season and they've been terrific, its just a shame that the season had to end on such a bum note. From what I saw of the Titans last night they are not a patch on the Browns team and did not deserve to be gifted a place in the play-offs.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on December 31, 2007, 04:08:31 PM
Quote from: "IanB"
I know eff all about American Football. Indianapolis let the Browns down badly with their "effort".


In the NFL, once a team's qualified for the playoffs they tend to rest key players.

The Colts did the right thing in resting Manning and looking after their own best interests.

The one exception is where a record or records in involved. If the Pats hadn't have been going for 16-0, Brady going for the TD record and Moss for the TD reception record there's no way they'd have seen more than a half of action against the Giants.

With regard to the standard of the Colts' reserve QB. When a team has a high quality (and also a durable one) like Manning or Brady its difficult to justify having a top notch reserve. The salary cap money can be better spent elsewhere. Also, what QB is going to want to go to team where they have one of the league's top players who's also young and not injury prone.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: CT on December 31, 2007, 04:10:17 PM
Felt really sorry for the Browns but they blew their chance last week. Sorry Ian - I blame myself for saying they were already in!!

The Cowboys have really limped home - I knew last night's game wouldn't be good but didn't expect them to be quite so bad. It seemed like Wade Phillips was daring Tony Romo to get injured! It got so bad I ended up watching the Chuck Liddell Wanderlei Silva fight instead.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: usav on December 31, 2007, 05:20:58 PM
The time taken - Over three hours for the match!! Ridiculous, nothing can justfy that. A large part of the game is clock management, which includes timeouts and other stopages.  The TV companies love it.

The Sky anchor man - he seemed pretty clued up (the English one) - who was he?  Someone else will have to answer that.

Why so few games a season? I've heard different theories ranging from, maximum income, by charging ridiculous prices as there are so few games - through to the physical nature of the game doesn't allow for any more games than they have currently.

How many home games a season?  8 (regular season)

Why the need for any other than 5-6 players to be super fit? Everyone is 'fit' - but you have varying degrees of size, speed and mobility depending on the role they have in the team, like rugby.   You will have your big blokes up front (linemen) and then your wide recievers who will be a more average size.

Why the need for a HUGE roster, as I believe it's called? You have an offence, a defence and a special teams unit which each consist of 11 players - add to that reserves and backups, your soon in the 40+ range.

And finally, one from my wife, that I loved and so will you too - how many quarters do they play?  ](*,)
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: OCD on December 31, 2007, 05:24:39 PM
Quote from: "IanB"
And finally, one from my wife, that I loved and so will you too - how many quarters do they play?  :smt003


Classic. Although are you sure it was the Mrs who asked that?  :smt002
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: usav on December 31, 2007, 05:42:46 PM
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The stoppages were so annoying though, usav


I agree and it's almost worse when you are at a game.  It is what it is, though.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: freddie Rincon on December 31, 2007, 06:12:09 PM
The british presenter is Nick Halling, think he's been covering American sport for decades, so he does know his stuff.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: VillaZogmariner on December 31, 2007, 08:02:13 PM
So which teams have qualified for the Play offs then?
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: usav on December 31, 2007, 08:36:57 PM
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So which teams have qualified for the Play offs then?

This page will tell you everything you need to know:

NFL Playoffs (http://www.nfl.com/schedules?seasonType=POST&season=2007#Week)
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on January 01, 2008, 10:35:13 AM
Quote from: "usav"


Why so few games a season? I've heard different theories ranging from, maximum income, by charging ridiculous prices as there are so few games - through to the physical nature of the game doesn't allow for any more games than they have currently.


There's been some talk of expanding the season by two games by getting rid of a couple of the pre-season matches.

The reasons I've heard for having so few games are many.

1) Tradition - the sport's historical heartland is the Upper Mid-West and the North East. Therefore a short autumn season fitted in best with the end of the baseball season and the onset of winter.

2) Economics - Basic supply & demand theory. Having so few games means that almost every one is important and has playoff implications. This keeps the interest high and just about guarantees every game is sold out no matter who's playing.

3) Player attrition - Have you seen some of the hits ?!?!

4) Its the USA. Do you really expect it to make sense ?
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Archbishop Herbert Cockthrottle on January 01, 2008, 11:45:59 AM
Go Packers!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on January 02, 2008, 01:15:57 PM
Its the time of year when coaches are fired and hired.

A early favourite for the Atlanta job is

Tony Soprano (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_soprano)


Sorry...... I meant

Tony Sparano (http://lb.dallascowboys.com/team_coach_bios.cfm?newName=Tony_Sparano)
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on January 05, 2008, 12:10:36 PM
First playoff games are today

Native Americans @ Seahawks

Jaguars @ Steelers

Who's ya got ?

I can't see the Redskins winning in Seattle.

However, in light of Willie Parker's injury and Fred Taylor's previous performance against Pittsburgh I see a potential upset in that one.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: OCD on January 05, 2008, 12:22:13 PM
I don't care as long as the Packers beat the Cowboys
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: avfcpg on January 05, 2008, 02:31:20 PM
I have a question for all you US based boys. Have followed NFL for 20 odd years (Raiders fan unfortunately). With the Patriots remarkable run, is there genuine respect in the country for them or do a lot hate them a la Man Yoo and Chelski over here...
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: usav on January 05, 2008, 03:59:59 PM
Quote from: "avfcpg"
I have a question for all you US based boys. Have followed NFL for 20 odd years (Raiders fan unfortunately). With the Patriots remarkable run, is there genuine respect in the country for them or do a lot hate them a la Man Yoo and Chelski over here...


There is a genuine hate for them, very similar to that of Man Yoo.   Arrogance, a grumpy twat of a coach and a hint of cheating.....the parallels are uncanny.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: avfcpg on January 05, 2008, 04:12:44 PM
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There is a genuine hate for them, very similar to that of Man Yoo. Arrogance, a grumpy twat of a coach and a hint of cheating.....the parallels are uncanny.


Thanks usav. Not just over here it happens then !!  I don't much care for them myself.

And what of the Raiders ? Do they still dislike them as a horrible side or just pity them as they are just poor also rans these days ?
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: usav on January 05, 2008, 08:42:20 PM
Quote from: "avfcpg"
And what of the Raiders ? Do they still dislike them as a horrible side or just pity them as they are just poor also rans these days ?


Definitely the latter.   The initmidation factor of the fans and the players has long gone, I'm afraid.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on January 06, 2008, 03:30:07 PM
After going 2-for-2 with my Saturday predictions, today I'm going for .......

Giants over Bucs

Chargers over Titans
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on January 07, 2008, 07:11:42 AM
I hope you're betting your mortgages on my predictions.

4-for-4 !!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: CT on January 07, 2008, 10:09:22 PM
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There is a genuine hate for them, very similar to that of Man Yoo. Arrogance, a grumpy twat of a coach and a hint of cheating.....the parallels are uncanny.


That's a very interesting point.

Any time I've been to the States (apart from Dallas, obviously) I've been really looked down on whenever the NFL and me supporting the Cowboys has come into a conversation. Even if I try and justify it by saying I've followed them for 25 years and through plenty of lean spells it just doesn't wash.

Once in Florida I was looking at a Michael Irvin signed helmet and the shop assistant said "He was probably in jail when he signed that". We had a bit of a chat and he likened supporting the Cowboys to following Man U! There just seems to be an instant "downer" on following the Cowboys much like when someone says they support Man Utd - you just feel an instant dislike!

Anyway, Cowboys to stomp on the Giants next Sunday and then give those Packers a good seeing to. More than likely followed by glorious defeat to the Pats in the Bowl.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: OCD on January 07, 2008, 10:11:20 PM
The Packers will sort your boys out, have no worries.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: OneIanTaylor on January 07, 2008, 10:15:40 PM
I'm a Patriots fan and I couldn't give a shit what anyone think of them. They have probably the best offence ever assembled and thats credit to the grumpy twat of a coach.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: usav on January 08, 2008, 12:16:47 AM
Quote from: "CT"
Quote
There is a genuine hate for them, very similar to that of Man Yoo. Arrogance, a grumpy twat of a coach and a hint of cheating.....the parallels are uncanny.


That's a very interesting point.

Any time I've been to the States (apart from Dallas, obviously) I've been really looked down on whenever the NFL and me supporting the Cowboys has come into a conversation. Even if I try and justify it by saying I've followed them for 25 years and through plenty of lean spells it just doesn't wash.


Well I lived in Washington for the last 6 years so obviously the Cowboys are really popular there!  

Yes, the Cowboys are "America's Team" - it makes you want to puke as much as the "Theatre of Dreams"
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on January 09, 2008, 08:22:58 AM
Joe Gibbs (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3186165) quits the Washington Native Americans........ again
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: OCD on January 13, 2008, 12:32:35 AM
Brett Favre's a legend.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on January 13, 2008, 02:00:19 PM
Quote from: "OCD"
Brett Favre's a legend.


That play when he was tap tackled, stumbled head down, kept his balance and passed the ball underarm to the receiver was classic Brett.

NB- all the above was done whilst playing in a blizzard.

Ryan Grant might have won the "Comeback Player of the Year award" in one game. Two fumbles in the first two minutes follwed by over 200 yards rushing and three touchdowns.

Meanwhile, the Patriots just keep on marching .... 17-0
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: OCD on January 13, 2008, 02:08:46 PM
The Packer's offence looked really good last night and the blizzard added something to the game. Normally when I watch a game there's only one or two touchdowns, perhaps why I enjoyed the game more.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Villa'Zawg on January 13, 2008, 08:56:27 PM
There's a great game going on right between the Colts and the Chargers. SD 28 IND 24, 4:50 left in the 4th.

The officials have been giving everything to the Colts but the Chargers are giving it their all.

Edit: and the Chargers have done it - SD 28 IND 24.

Now to see the Giants beat the Cowboys.

Edit again: Go giants, NYG 21 Dal 17. I've won the double on my underdog picks and my bro will have to pay me £10. Good stuff.

Seeing Jerry Jones fuming on the touchline is just a bonus.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: usav on January 14, 2008, 01:29:33 AM
Two big upsets today, sets it up nicely for next weekend.  I hope San Diego get their quaterback and running-back fit, so they can really give the Patriots a go.   Green Bay vs Giants looks set to be a tremendous tussle in the tundra.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on January 14, 2008, 07:50:24 AM
That was an incredible performance by San Diego. Beating Indy after losing one their main offensive weapons before the game (Antonio Gates) and then LT & Rivers during the game, is remarkable.

However, if all three of those guys aren't fully fit next week, they're on for an absolute thumping by the Patriots.

I haven't watched the "New York Football Giants" (why do commentators still call them this when the other "New York Giants" left town in 1957 ?) victory over "America's Team". I'll get to that this evening.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: CT on January 14, 2008, 09:03:39 PM
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Seeing Jerry Jones fuming on the touchline is just a bonus.


I think I'd be furious to see my £60million pound QB who frigged off abroad for a week play so averagely. He's got months to go on holiday now. Chance missed, never get that back.

Not to mention Patrick Crayton, another to get a fat contract recently, dropping a ball I'd expect a child to catch. Not being able to beat a banged up Giants D was embarrassing but fair play to them - i thought they deserved to win.

Marion Barber was brilliant though - one of the few Cowboys who didn't deserve to lose.

Grrr!!!  ](*,)
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on January 15, 2008, 08:16:46 AM
In defence of Romo, the coach said that the players could have a few days off.

However, in hindsight I suspect that Romo wishes he'd spent the time at home shagging Jessica rather then popping down to Mexico.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on January 17, 2008, 08:15:46 AM
Quote from: "UK Redsox"
Its the time of year when coaches are fired and hired.

A early favourite for the Atlanta job is

Tony Soprano (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_soprano)


Sorry...... I meant

Tony Sparano (http://lb.dallascowboys.com/team_coach_bios.cfm?newName=Tony_Sparano)



OK, so I was wrong about Atlanta but Sparano is now an NFL head coach (Deputy Tuna) with the Dolphins
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on January 18, 2008, 10:43:07 AM
To my bestest H&V buddy ...... looks like I'll need your help again in October.

NFL returning to Wembley again in 2008 (http://www.nfl.com/international/story?id=09000d5d8060d7b9&template=with-video&confirm=true)
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: usav on January 18, 2008, 01:28:49 PM
Wow, I'm shocked it's coming back to the UK again....I thought the Krauts might a shot this time.  

Championship weekend coming up........very exciting.  Gametime temperature in Green Bay is scheduled to be 0F with a wind chill well below 0F.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on January 21, 2008, 07:36:26 AM
When I saw the Giants beat the Dolphins at Wembley there was no way I'd have thought they'd be playing in the Superbowl.

The Giants defeated the Packers thanks to a 47 yard field-goal in overtime by British-born kicker Lawrence Tynes.

Congrats to the lesser-known Manning and the "New York Football Giants".

Now they have the privilege of being annihilated by the Patriots.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: usav on January 21, 2008, 01:37:36 PM
Quote from: "UK Redsox"
Now they have the privilege of being annihilated by the Patriots.


Not so quick.   I am gutted the Packers lost....but I think there is a certain destiny about the Giants.....they were so close to ending the Patriots unbeaten season in the last game of the season before the playoffs, I just think they know now what it takes to beat them.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Countryside Villain on January 30, 2008, 09:10:19 AM
Right, got my tickets to the Superbowl Superbash in Battersea this weekend.  Any other H&V'ers going along?
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on February 01, 2008, 12:23:46 PM
I could have gone to the game itself but it was going to cost me £2500 for the ticket and accommodation. The flights would have been extra
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Tucson Villain on February 02, 2008, 02:43:57 AM
Quote from: "UK Redsox"
I could have gone to the game itself but it was going to cost me £2500 for the ticket and accommodation. The flights would have been extra

If you had bought me a ticket to the game I would have let you doss on my couch. :smt002
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on February 02, 2008, 10:04:43 AM
Chargers v Saints at Wembley, Sun 26 October. Now confirmed by the NFL
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Walmley_Villa on February 02, 2008, 10:16:05 AM
Quote from: "UK Redsox"
Chargers v Saints at Wembley, Sun 26 October. Now confirmed by the NFL


Registered again for tickets, hopefully have more luck this time!! Roll on tomorrow night and no work Monday morning  \:D/

Must confess to have caught the NFL bug again, it also reaffirms my dislike for egg chasing  :smt002
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Drummond on February 02, 2008, 12:00:12 PM
I went last year and won't be trying again. The atmosphere was flat as there were so many people with no affiliation.

Might be a better game this season although they've chosen a daft date again weather-wise.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on February 02, 2008, 12:10:20 PM
Quote from: "Drummond"
I went last year and won't be trying again. The atmosphere was flat as there were so many people with no affiliation.

Might be a better game this season although they've chosen a daft date again weather-wise.


They have to pick a date in the middle of the NFL season so as to be able to give teams bye weeks afterwards. If they had played any earlier the pitch would have been in a shite state for the World Cup qualifiers (like England v Croatia last year).

The weather shouldn't be an issue - for the £957trillion spent on Wembley you might think they could have afforded a fucking roof!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Drummond on February 02, 2008, 12:48:45 PM
of course, didn't think of the bye-week business.

football doesn't need a roof.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: usav on February 02, 2008, 01:45:44 PM
Quote from: "Drummond"
of course, didn't think of the bye-week business.

football doesn't need a roof.


Neither does NFL, but it does need longer, thicker grass like Twickers.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: OneIanTaylor on February 02, 2008, 02:42:31 PM
Twickers would have been perfect. I love the NFL, but the thought of all those 23 stone Offensive Linemen ruining the pitch pisses me off.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: CT on February 02, 2008, 06:35:23 PM
Quote
I went last year and won't be trying again. The atmosphere was flat as there were so many people with no affiliation.


Yep, ditto here.

If it had been in Cardiff I would have tried for tickets as at least there's plenty to do there unlike Wembley. Sounds like they've picked a potentially better game this time though.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on February 02, 2008, 10:55:16 PM
HQ or the Millennium would have been far better venues. However, isn't 26 Oct in the middle of the autumn rugby internationals
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on February 03, 2008, 10:03:01 AM
The big day has arrived, so who's ya got ?

I'm going for a comfortable Patriots victory.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: OCD on February 03, 2008, 11:09:00 PM
Martin O'Neill's backing the Giants. I can't see it though - to go 18-0 and then losing the Superbowl would just be cruel.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Drummond on February 04, 2008, 02:57:04 AM
This is the best Soupbowl for years!!!!!

Giants take the lead with 35 seconds left on the clock! Unbelievable but they deserve it!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Villa'Zawg on February 04, 2008, 02:57:50 AM
Fantastic game
ny 17 ne 14 - 35 seconds left

The NY drive for their touchdown just now was superb.

Edit: NY Giants are the "world champions". That's easily the best Superbowl game I've watched.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: martin on February 04, 2008, 04:57:23 AM
I was reading on the BBC site that this Brady bloke got sacked five times during the game.

Makes the Premiership look like jobs for life I say!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Walmley_Villa on February 04, 2008, 10:23:48 AM
Top game! Very entertaining. Enjoyed it more than the Villa game...
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on February 04, 2008, 10:50:07 AM
The New York Football Giants have certainly improved since their Wembley appearance.

Yes, they deserved to win, but it took an incredible catch to get them into scoring position. Just before that mini-Manning was almost intercepted by Samuel for a game-ending turnover.

At least one Scotsman was on a winning team on Sunday !!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: VillaZogmariner on February 04, 2008, 11:20:37 AM
I stayed up to watch it, but fell asleep during Tom Petty!

Typical, just as I'm starting to sort of understand how the game works (My flat mate is married to an American so he explained what that 1st and 10 stuff meant!) the season finishes. So I have when does the season start again?
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Mac on February 04, 2008, 11:49:56 AM
September.

I had the good fortune to be able to watch the game in bed this year. That meant instead of falling asleep ont he couch I got to fall asleep in bed.

Tom Petty did it for me too.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: VillaZogmariner on February 04, 2008, 11:53:01 AM
So they get paid shit loads of cash for basically 4 months work.

Lucky bastards!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on February 04, 2008, 12:23:47 PM
Quote from: "VillaSubmariner"
So they get paid shit loads of cash for basically 4 months work.

Lucky bastards!


Actual season starts in September but there's a month of pre-season games before that and training camp before that. Players report to camp sometime in late July.

Therefore, you're looking at more like 7 months for players who's team make the Superbowl
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Countryside Villain on February 04, 2008, 12:47:05 PM
Had tickets for theSuperbash this year.  Top night out and a great game.  I can tell you though, in this 24hr city you can't even get a cup of coffee at 4am, let a lone another pint and a fry up.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: usav on February 04, 2008, 01:33:54 PM
Was a tremendous game - well done the Giants, I had a feeling they might do it.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: OCD on February 04, 2008, 04:41:11 PM
I watched the pre-match for an hour and half, wondering how much longer it was going to last and then fell asleep when it was still 0-0.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on February 04, 2008, 08:00:40 PM
Quote from: "OCD"
I watched the pre-match for an hour and half, wondering how much longer it was going to last and then fell asleep when it was still 0-0.


I Sky+'d it and watched it before I went to work this morning. Cutting out all the ceremonies, adverts and huddles meant that I saw the whole game in 45 minutes.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: OCD on February 04, 2008, 10:52:31 PM
I watched the highlights on SSN before going out this morning. Took about 2 minutes!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: avfcpg on February 05, 2008, 01:01:07 AM
Always watch it...best final I have seen. Manning in that last drive was simply awesome...THAT throw & THAT catch were something very special. Couldn't believe that he actually got free to deliver it let alone find someone...couldn't believe my eyes when matey came down with the ball....
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: avfcpg on February 05, 2008, 01:02:32 AM
Always watch it...best final I have seen. Manning in that last drive was simply awesome...THAT throw & THAT catch were something very special. Couldn't believe that he actually got free to deliver it let alone find someone...couldn't believe my eyes when matey came down with the ball....
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on March 04, 2008, 03:01:21 PM
The end of an era

Bret Favre retires (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3276034)
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Comrade Blitz on March 04, 2008, 03:44:13 PM
I'm glad he got that one Super Bowl ring.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: OCD on March 04, 2008, 04:22:10 PM
Quote from: "jkreejoh"
I'm glad he got that one Super Bowl ring.


Shame they couldn't do it this year too.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Rotterdam on March 04, 2008, 05:10:04 PM
One of the greats.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on March 06, 2008, 07:33:59 AM
Quote from: "Rotterdam"
One of the greats.


In the second tier of Quarterback legends according to the experts (well.... me anyway)

Tier 1 - Montana, Graham, Unitas, Elway

Tier 2 - Favre, Brady, Marino, Manning (P. not E.), Bradshaw, Staubach, Starr
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: CT on March 09, 2008, 04:21:10 PM
Erm Mr UKR - have you forgotten Aikman?? Just the 3 Superbowl victories you know!  :smt002
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: VillaZogmariner on March 09, 2008, 04:27:17 PM
I seem to remember, going back about 15/20 years ago. A quarterback for the Redskins who was the first black quaterback. Am I remembering correctly, and if so who was he?
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Dave P on March 09, 2008, 04:42:55 PM
Do you mean Warren Moon (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warren_Moon) of the Houston Oilers ?  He was the first black quarterback to be inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: freddie Rincon on March 09, 2008, 05:36:21 PM
Quote from: "VillaSubmariner"
I seem to remember, going back about 15/20 years ago. A quarterback for the Redskins who was the first black quaterback. Am I remembering correctly, and if so who was he?


It was a redskins quarterback who was the first black quarterback to win a superbowl, that was Doug Williams (I think). He also won MVP that game, which is probably another first for a black quarterback. I think that was 1983 or 1984.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: VillaZogmariner on March 09, 2008, 06:23:24 PM
Ah right - Williams rings a bell. Thanks for that.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on March 10, 2008, 08:32:03 AM
Quote from: "freddie Rincon"
Quote from: "VillaSubmariner"
I seem to remember, going back about 15/20 years ago. A quarterback for the Redskins who was the first black quaterback. Am I remembering correctly, and if so who was he?


It was a redskins quarterback who was the first black quarterback to win a superbowl, that was Doug Williams (I think). He also won MVP that game, which is probably another first for a black quarterback. I think that was 1983 or 1984.


Yep Doug Williams was the guy. It makes the Redskins run of success even more impressive because they did it with a revolving door at QB
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on March 10, 2008, 08:32:47 AM
Quote from: "CT"
Erm Mr UKR - have you forgotten Aikman?? Just the 3 Superbowl victories you know!  :smt002


Correct, I did omit Troy. He belongs in the second group
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on August 01, 2008, 07:49:08 AM
The Brett Favre (http://myespn.go.com/blogs/nfcnorth/0-2-173/Could-the-Vikings-rescue-Green-Bay-.html) saga continues

Even tho' he retired at the end of last season its now being reported that the Packers may pay him some more money just so that he doesn't attempt a comeback with another team.

And we think the Barry's all about the money !!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: OCD on August 01, 2008, 04:35:56 PM
I don't get why you wouldn't want one of the best Quarterback's playing for your own team.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Julie on August 01, 2008, 04:36:06 PM
WTF? I thought he said he was retiring as a Packer! Surely this is just rubbish.
Tut tut... If he makes a comeback, I'll be quite disappointed in Mr. Favre!

He's well past his prime, OCD. However, Doug Flutie was also past his prime, and was still doing well as a backup quarterback when he retired.
Who knows anymore.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on August 01, 2008, 04:43:33 PM
Quote from: "Julie"
WTF? I thought he said he was retiring as a Packer! Surely this is just rubbish.
Tut tut... If he makes a comeback, I'll be quite disappointed in Mr. Favre!

He's well past his prime, OCD. However, Doug Flutie was also past his prime, and was still doing well as a backup quarterback when he retired.
Who knows anymore.


There's a long list superstar of QB's that left for careers of varying success with other teams.

Joe Namath, Johnny Unitas and Joe Montana spring to mind
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Julie on August 01, 2008, 04:51:09 PM
But why?

The term "out to pasture" comes to mind. Maybe I'm a bit mad, or too loyal... but if I led my team to superbowl victories or countless playoff appearances, I'd feel like a traitor if I accepted another team's cash to get me to play for them.

How about Emmitt Smith's miserable performance after his retirement from the Cowboys? To quote from Wiki - "On February 3, 2005, at a press conference in Jacksonville, Florida three days before Super Bowl XXXIX, he announced his retirement after fifteen seasons in the NFL. Smith was released by the Arizona Cardinals, and signed a one day contract for no money with the Dallas Cowboys – after which he immediately retired as a Cowboy, the team he played for from 1990 to 2002"

A one DAY contract. Just so he could retire as a Cowboy.

I hope Favre doesn't do the same.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: CT on August 02, 2008, 08:42:10 PM
Quote
A one DAY contract. Just so he could retire as a Cowboy.


I thought that was fantastic personally.

I'm just wondering at the moment whether the Brett Favre saga is more desperately mind-numbingly boring than the Gareth Barry saga.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 02, 2008, 08:57:44 PM
My first post on the NFL thread so be nice!

My predictions for next season...

AFC East - Patriots (yawn).
AFC North - Browns. By sacrificing about seventy draft picks they have put all their eggs in one basket and have to do something this year. I think they will.
AFC South - Colts (yawn).
AFC West - Chargers (possibly even more predictable than Patriots/Colts)
AFC Wildcards-
1 Steelers
2 Titans

NFC East - Redskins
NFC North (the only division that really matters) - DA BEARS!!! - I am putting heart above head and backing my Bears even though they can't pass, catch, block or run and the D's not what it used to be! I am hoping that Favregate will fuck up the Fudge Packers and the Purple Penis Eaters will flatter to deceive as usual.
NFC South - Bucs
NFC West - Seahawks
NFC Wildcards -
1 Cowboys
2 Giants (NFC East is by miles the strongest divison in the league)

Superbowl -

Colts 33 Giants 17. - Giants to scrape a play-off place then make it to the Superbowl defying all expectations again. Peyton to win the Battle of the Mannings. He's destined to get more than one SB ring.

Anyway, just my predictions, probably all bollocks, but make's a change from banging on about Bloody Barry!

Edit: its not my first post on here after all! Was reading through and I was here before on about the Wembley game. Must be the senility kicking in!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Tucson Villain on August 02, 2008, 09:35:40 PM
I'm just wondering at the moment whether the Brett Favre saga is more desperately mind-numbingly boring than the Gareth Barry saga.[/quote]

It is almost that bad although the Barry crap hits home more because it involves my team.
I need to stay away from the internet and from sports radio for a while so that I can restore some sanity to my life.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: OCD on August 02, 2008, 11:21:23 PM
Quote from: "cdvillafan"
NFC North (the only division that really matters) - DA BEARS!!! - I am putting heart above head and backing my Bears even though they can't pass, catch, block or run and the D's not what it used to be!


*cough* Packers *cough*
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Chicago_Villa on August 03, 2008, 05:48:16 PM
Quote from: "OCD"
Quote from: "cdvillafan"
NFC North (the only division that really matters) - DA BEARS!!! - I am putting heart above head and backing my Bears even though they can't pass, catch, block or run and the D's not what it used to be!


*cough* Packers *cough*


Keep coughing Buddy. Your Packers (and you are welcome to them, despite the fact that you must have at least a small amount of sense given that you are a Villa fan), will be lucky to record a record of 8-8.

I really hope they pay Favre tons of money to not play for someone else, as I want his record of most interceptions to be all with one sad little team from Wisconsin.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: HTFCacc2007 on August 03, 2008, 07:33:25 PM
As a matter of wondering, is anyone going to the Chargers v Saints game at Wembley in October?

I have tickets in block 511, row 16. Right at the back but the cheapest tickets!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Julie on August 03, 2008, 10:02:06 PM
Quote from: "CT"
Quote
A one DAY contract. Just so he could retire as a Cowboy.


I thought that was fantastic personally.

I'm just wondering at the moment whether the Brett Favre saga is more desperately mind-numbingly boring than the Gareth Barry saga.


Oi CT your loyalty to Dallas is admirable... amusing but admirable  :smt002

But I must say... my Redskins future is questionable since Mr. Gibbs has decided to retire. Looks like you'll get to be smug again... THIS year. :-P
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on August 07, 2008, 07:53:12 AM
Packers trade Favre to the NY Jets (http://edition.cnn.com/2008/SPORT/football/08/07/favre.trade/index.html)

The Manny saga's sorted
The Ronaldo saga's sorted
Now the Favre saga's sorted

That just leaves.............. Mr Barry !!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on August 07, 2008, 07:54:06 AM
Quote from: "HTFCacc2007"
As a matter of wondering, is anyone going to the Chargers v Saints game at Wembley in October?

I have tickets in block 511, row 16. Right at the back but the cheapest tickets!


I'll be there again this year.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: usav on August 07, 2008, 02:16:42 PM
Quote from: "UK Redsox"
Packers trade Favre to the NY Jets (http://edition.cnn.com/2008/SPORT/football/08/07/favre.trade/index.html)


Absolutely ridiculous on every level possible.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Chicago_Villa on August 07, 2008, 03:30:01 PM
Quote from: "usav"
Quote from: "UK Redsox"
Packers trade Favre to the NY Jets (http://edition.cnn.com/2008/SPORT/football/08/07/favre.trade/index.html)


Absolutely ridiculous on every level possible.


For me at least it was a great relief. Someone suggested to me that the Bears were interested in him the other day. I do not want the person with the most ever interceptions playing for my Bears, even if it does mean Mr Grossman being our number 1 quarterback for another season.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: OneIanTaylor on August 07, 2008, 05:35:54 PM
Quote from: "Chicago_Villa"
Quote from: "usav"
Quote from: "UK Redsox"
Packers trade Favre to the NY Jets (http://edition.cnn.com/2008/SPORT/football/08/07/favre.trade/index.html)


Absolutely ridiculous on every level possible.


For me at least it was a great relief. Someone suggested to me that the Bears were interested in him the other day. I do not want the person with the most ever interceptions playing for my Bears, even if it does mean Mr Grossman being our number 1 quarterback for another season.


Spectacular bit of bias there. He might be old, but Favre is a Hall of Fame QB< where Grossman is a frigging liability.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Chicago_Villa on August 07, 2008, 05:56:49 PM
Quote from: "OneIanTaylor"
Quote from: "Chicago_Villa"
Quote from: "usav"
Quote from: "UK Redsox"
Packers trade Favre to the NY Jets (http://edition.cnn.com/2008/SPORT/football/08/07/favre.trade/index.html)


Absolutely ridiculous on every level possible.


For me at least it was a great relief. Someone suggested to me that the Bears were interested in him the other day. I do not want the person with the most ever interceptions playing for my Bears, even if it does mean Mr Grossman being our number 1 quarterback for another season.


Spectacular bit of bias there. He might be old, but Favre is a Hall of Fame QB< where Grossman is a frigging liability.


Of course it is biased, I hate all things Green Bay and Brett Favre related. If he had of moved to the Bears, it would have been the equivalent of B-Lose selling Trevor Francis to the Villa instead of Notts Forest for 1M quid.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: OneIanTaylor on August 07, 2008, 05:59:08 PM
Quote from: "Chicago_Villa"
Quote from: "OneIanTaylor"
Quote from: "Chicago_Villa"
Quote from: "usav"
Quote from: "UK Redsox"
Packers trade Favre to the NY Jets (http://edition.cnn.com/2008/SPORT/football/08/07/favre.trade/index.html)


Absolutely ridiculous on every level possible.


For me at least it was a great relief. Someone suggested to me that the Bears were interested in him the other day. I do not want the person with the most ever interceptions playing for my Bears, even if it does mean Mr Grossman being our number 1 quarterback for another season.


Spectacular bit of bias there. He might be old, but Favre is a Hall of Fame QB< where Grossman is a frigging liability.


I will assume you do not know about the rivalry. If he had of moved to the Bears, it would have been the equivalent of B-Lose selling Trevor Francis to the Villa instead of Notts Forest for 1M quid.


I am aware, but the fact that:

Favre = Very good
Grossman = Shit

would have made it a good idea.

If Favre was at QB for the Bears the other year, they might have won the Superbowl.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Chicago_Villa on August 07, 2008, 08:37:57 PM
Quote from: "OneIanTaylor"
Quote from: "Chicago_Villa"
Quote from: "OneIanTaylor"
Quote from: "Chicago_Villa"
Quote from: "usav"
Quote from: "UK Redsox"
Packers trade Favre to the NY Jets (http://edition.cnn.com/2008/SPORT/football/08/07/favre.trade/index.html)


Absolutely ridiculous on every level possible.


For me at least it was a great relief. Someone suggested to me that the Bears were interested in him the other day. I do not want the person with the most ever interceptions playing for my Bears, even if it does mean Mr Grossman being our number 1 quarterback for another season.


Spectacular bit of bias there. He might be old, but Favre is a Hall of Fame QB< where Grossman is a frigging liability.


I will assume you do not know about the rivalry. If he had of moved to the Bears, it would have been the equivalent of B-Lose selling Trevor Francis to the Villa instead of Notts Forest for 1M quid.


I am aware, but the fact that:

Favre = Very good
Grossman = Shit

would have made it a good idea.

If Favre was at QB for the Bears the other year, they might have won the Superbowl.


Grossman is hardly shit. Painfully inconsistent is a far better way to describe him in my opinion.

Selective memory probably has you forgetting the fact that he was the QB for the Florida Gators in two championship games, and was the runner-up for the Heisman Trophy. In his first full season he was QB when the Bears won the NFC championship with the most points in the league. Did you also forget that he led the Bears to the Super Bowl. I would struggle to name another shit QB who has done the same.

And I still hate Brett Favre.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 07, 2008, 09:56:42 PM
I liked the letter on the Bears' official site that said the Bears should sign Favre and then switch Urlacher to wide receiver seeing as Favre is so good at throwing the ball to him!

Seriously though, the Jets? They really are shite. Still, at least he will be able to see one decent footballer at the stadium... Juan Pablo Angel.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Chicago_Villa on August 07, 2008, 10:02:57 PM
Quote from: "cdvillafan"
I liked the letter on the Bears' official site that said the Bears should sign Favre and then switch Urlacher to wide receiver seeing as Favre is so good at throwing the ball to him!


To be fair to Brett though, he is very good at throwing to a number of opposing players. In fact he is so good he has done it more times than anyone.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Chicago_Villa on August 19, 2008, 02:39:17 PM
Chicago Bears have chosen Kyle Orton as starting QB in preference to Rex Grossman.

Quote from: "Coach Lovie Smith"
In the end it comes down to a gut feeling that you have, and I feel good about Kyle leading our team.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: usav on August 19, 2008, 02:43:03 PM
Quote from: "Chicago_Villa"
Chicago Bears have chosen Kyle Orton as starting QB in preference to Rex Grossman.


Jeez, it's a little like choosing to poke yourself in the eye or drop a hammer on your big toe.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Chicago_Villa on August 19, 2008, 03:07:05 PM
Quote from: "usav"
Quote from: "Chicago_Villa"
Chicago Bears have chosen Kyle Orton as starting QB in preference to Rex Grossman.


Jeez, it's a little like choosing to poke yourself in the eye or drop a hammer on your big toe.


We'll see my friend, we'll see.

I have got to keep believing that Coach Lovie knows best. Now where have I heard something similar to that before?

In Lovie we trust  :-
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on August 19, 2008, 06:31:05 PM
I have to say I think that Grossman is better then Orton even if he does fumble the ball every other snap.

More importantly - we need an offensive line!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 21, 2008, 06:55:22 PM
Quote from: "ADVILLAFAN"
I have to say I think that Grossman is better then Orton even if he does fumble the ball every other snap.

More importantly - we need an offensive line!


Chris Williams has signed for the Bears to baulk up the Offensive Line - and then promptly got himself injured. Are the Bears Villa in disguise?

And is this just a Chicago Bears thread? Its all gone quite from the Fudge Packers and the Minnesota Purple Penis Eaters!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on August 29, 2008, 02:28:03 PM
I'm currently in New York Penn Station, about to head for Boston.

Damn, I forget to buy a Jets Favre jersey.

I've only seen one quy wearing a Favre as a Jet top.... and that was in Baltimore.

I see that the "Pac Man" is back in the league..... for a couple of weeks at least.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Julie on August 29, 2008, 02:34:09 PM
A Favre Jet's jersey... that just seems so odd.

Along the lines of seeing Troy Aikman wearing a 49ers jersey!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Chicago_Villa on August 29, 2008, 03:09:23 PM
Why anyone would want anything with Favre on it is beyond me. Actually let me take that back. Toilet paper with his picture on might sell well.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Julie on August 29, 2008, 03:46:17 PM
I don't suppose this would tickle your fancy then?
 :-

(http://julietoo.anywebcam.com/favrejersey.jpg)
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Drummond on August 29, 2008, 04:54:12 PM
I guess it depends who's wearing it.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: CT on August 29, 2008, 08:20:39 PM
Quote
I see that the "Pac Man" is back in the league..... for a couple of weeks at least.


Can you call him Adam like everyone else please?!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on August 30, 2008, 05:01:41 PM
Favre - Interception king of the World
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: OCD on August 30, 2008, 05:03:44 PM
These King of the World titles are getting very specific.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on September 03, 2008, 06:59:20 AM
Patriots 0 - 4 in pre season play.

Four games is excessive. Its time that the NFL switched to just two pre season games and extended the regular season to 18
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on September 03, 2008, 07:57:17 AM
A hot topic for debate stateside at the moment (eg on ESPN's "PTI" yesterday) is what to call Bengals' wide receiver Chad Johnson this season.

Chad has apparently legally changed his name to "Chad Ocho Cinco" however the NFL and media are still referring to him as "Johnson".

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3560377

Now, whilst this change may be stupid, if its legally valid then I believe that the media should refer to Chad by his new name.

Its really no different to Lew Alcindor becoming "Kareem Abdul-Jabbar" or Cassius Clay becoming "Muhammad Ali".
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on September 03, 2008, 08:53:20 AM
He's injured at the start of this season anyway isn't he? and his team are rubbish. They should call him by his new legally adopted name.

After watching Channel 5's pre-season NFL programme I'm ready for it to start now (was on until nearly 2am though  :smt015 ). Although I don't think 'Da Bears' are going to have a very good year.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on September 04, 2008, 12:56:08 PM
The season starts tonight

Who's ya got ?
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on September 04, 2008, 12:59:15 PM
Bears face the Colts on Sunday (well 1am, so sort of Monday). We have no chance.

And you?
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: CT on September 04, 2008, 09:00:11 PM
Quote
Four games is excessive. Its time that the NFL switched to just two pre season games and extended the regular season to 18


That's an excellent idea!

As for Chad - This may be old news but doesn't his "new" name translate as Eight-Five and not Eighty-Five?

Anyway, much as I love Randy Lerner, his Browns will be getting a whippin' courtesy of The Cowboys this weekend. Mind you, if T.O gets injured again we've got precious little else at the WR position.

I'm backing the Skins to finish last in the NFC East and a losing start against the Giants tonight/tomorrow...
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: avfcpg on September 04, 2008, 10:46:46 PM
FAO all the US Based dudes...how are the Raiders shaping up ? Another poor year beckoning I assume ?
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on September 05, 2008, 07:07:43 AM
Quote from: CT

As for Chad - This may be old news but doesn't his "new" name translate as Eight-Five and not Eighty-Five?/quote]

You're correct.

That very point was the subject of discussion on ESPN's "Mike & Mike" this week.

As for the Raiders...... these days I just assume they're gonna be crap and don't even bother bringing them up on this thread. I'm saving a trip to Oakland for a game until they're actually competitive.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on September 05, 2008, 08:51:37 AM
The Raiders are supposed to have good running-backs but not a lot else.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: avfcpg on September 05, 2008, 10:36:29 AM
Quote from: UK Redsox
Quote from: "CT"

As for Chad - This may be old news but doesn't his "new" name translate as Eight-Five and not Eighty-Five?/quote]

You're correct.

That very point was the subject of discussion on ESPN's "Mike & Mike" this week.

As for the Raiders...... these days I just assume they're gonna be crap and don't even bother bringing them up on this thread. I'm saving a trip to Oakland for a game until they're actually competitive.


Hmm..my hopes are not high then !!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Drummond on September 05, 2008, 10:38:48 AM
This is my fantasy Line-Up this season.

I'm not too hopeful.


QB         
Ben Roethlisberger
(Pit - QB)
      
WR
T.J. Houshmandzadeh
(Cin - WR)
      
Patrick Crayton
(Dal - WR)
           
Chad Ocho Cinco
(Cin - WR)
      
RB         
Marion Barber
(Dal - RB)
      
Larry Johnson
(KC - RB)
      
TE         
Vernon Davis
(SF - TE)
      
BN         
Dwayne Bowe
(KC - WR)
           
Jonathan Stewart
(Car - RB)
           
Matt Schaub
(Hou - QB)
              
Donald Lee
(GB - TE)
      
Darrell Jackson
(Den - WR)
      
K         
Rob Bironas
(Ten - K)
      
DEF         
San Diego
(SD - DEF)
      
BN         
Houston
(Hou - DEF)
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: OneIanTaylor on September 05, 2008, 05:24:27 PM
Can someone provide a link to a list of all the major trades/player movements please?

I love NFL, but never seem to keep up with what's going on out of season. It takes a few weeks to find out where everyone has gone to.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on September 06, 2008, 12:37:12 PM
Quote from: "OneIanTaylor"
Can someone provide a link to a list of all the major trades/player movements please?

I love NFL, but never seem to keep up with what's going on out of season. It takes a few weeks to find out where everyone has gone to.


Here you go

http://www.pylonpicks.com/articles/2008PlayerMoves.htm
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: OneIanTaylor on September 06, 2008, 02:40:51 PM
Quote from: "UK Redsox"
Quote from: "OneIanTaylor"
Can someone provide a link to a list of all the major trades/player movements please?

I love NFL, but never seem to keep up with what's going on out of season. It takes a few weeks to find out where everyone has gone to.


Here you go

http://www.pylonpicks.com/articles/2008PlayerMoves.htm



Cheers matey.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 06, 2008, 03:07:30 PM
I see that twat Cedric Benson hasn't found a new team yet. Shame.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on September 07, 2008, 02:26:26 PM
You've got 1897 twice, I know we did the double but that's going too far.

Bears against the Colts tonight - we'll definitely win  8-[
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Rotterdam on September 07, 2008, 03:38:27 PM
Another mediocre 49ers season I suspect.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Gabster on September 07, 2008, 09:49:16 PM
Not a big NFL fan more a baseball fan but I do follow the Cowboys, one of my best mates lives in Irving right by Texas Stadium, he has lived there for about four years now and I go over twice a year, although of course I have a soft spot for the Browns.

Role on the 28/09 I have tickets for the Cowboy - Redskins game. My first NFL game, usually I go in the summer so I have only been able to catch the Rangers games in the past. Really looking forward to it.


(http://photos-a.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v335/34/1/1051751299/n1051751299_30131000_4830.jpg)
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on September 08, 2008, 07:41:58 AM
Quote from: "Gabster"
Not a big NFL fan more a baseball fan but I do follow the Cowboys, ]


You know, there may just be a thread for that very topic
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on September 08, 2008, 07:48:27 AM
Brady may be done for the season so cross the Pats off your list of Superbowl contenders

(http://assets.espn.go.com/photo/2008/0907/nfl_a_bradyts01_412.jpg)

Meanwhile, "Number 4" had a good debut, Chad couldn't play under his new name due to contract problems with Reebok and there was a losing start for the Cleveland Villans

(http://static.nfl.com/static/content/public/image/getty/2008/09000d5d80a954ed_gallery_600.jpg)

(http://static.nfl.com/static/content/public/image/getty/2008/09000d5d80a94e55_gallery_600.jpg)
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 08, 2008, 11:08:22 AM
Quote from: "UK Redsox"
Patriots 0 - 4 in pre season play.

Four games is excessive. Its time that the NFL switched to just two pre season games and extended the regular season to 18


According to the Bears website their reporter was chatting to the NFL Commissioner (sp?) and he said they are considering that idea, first switching to 17 regular and 3 pre-season games, then 18 and 2.

However, no change is likely before 2010.

Anyway back to the main issue of the day...

What a win for DA BEARS!!!!!!!!!

Oh, and Adam, I listed 1897 twice on purpose BECAUSE we won the double you silly person. If Barry Fry can call finshing second in the Third Division and winning the Leyland Daft "Winning the Double" i'm sure the League and FA Cup are good enough!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on September 09, 2008, 07:03:10 AM
Brady's done for the season (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3575339)

Who needs that Brett guy anyway? (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/recap?gameId=280908009)
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on September 09, 2008, 06:15:12 PM
Suddenly the Patriots look very vulnerable, Favre did have a good game for the Jets. Vince Young is injured for the Titans and the Jaguars have lost their 2 starting guards.

Anywho:- Chicago Bears 29 Indianapolis Colts 13

Easy, easy, easy!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on September 09, 2008, 06:16:37 PM
Oh and anyone else think that the Rams could be the 'Derby County' of the NFL?    How apt.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 10, 2008, 01:03:30 AM
Have to admit Aaron "Kenny" Rodgers looked pretty good... lucky I had him in my fantasy team cos the rest of them did fuck all!

Most of the AFC contenders either had their star injured (Pats), or lost (Colts, Chargers, Browns). Its already looking good for Pittsburgh in that Conference.

As early as week one though it looks like the Vince trophy will be heading back to the NFC. So long as its not to the Fudge Packers or "America's Team"  :smt078 I won't mind.

I am trying not to get too carried away by my Bears' opening day win. Now what odds will the bookmakers give me on Kyle Orton to be the League MVP?  8-[
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 10, 2008, 01:07:08 AM
Quote from: "ADVILLAFAN"
Oh and anyone else think that the Rams could be the 'Derby County' of the NFL?    How apt.


They will have their work cut out to be worse than the Raiders, 41-17 at home to the Denver Donkeys FFS?

The two former LA teams should merge. They would of course be called... the Ramraiders!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on September 10, 2008, 08:55:12 AM
I watched a bit of the Broncos Vs Raiders yesterday and they kept saying how good they thought the Broncos looked. They were playing the Raiders!!   Cutler and the Rookie Wide Receiver Royals did play well.

I'll give you 1'000-1 on Orton being the MVP
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on September 10, 2008, 10:23:06 AM
Quote from: "ADVILLAFAN"
I watched a bit of the Broncos Vs Raiders yesterday


What were "Mike & Mike" like doing the commentary ?

Their radio show on ESPN is pretty good
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on September 10, 2008, 01:00:08 PM
I remember one of them was an old guy, you could tell from his voice. They kept saying ' the raiders have definitely had a bad day'

bady day? just say they're F*cking shi*t!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: usav on September 10, 2008, 01:58:56 PM
Quote from: "UK Redsox"
Quote from: "ADVILLAFAN"
I watched a bit of the Broncos Vs Raiders yesterday


What were "Mike & Mike" like doing the commentary ?

Their radio show on ESPN is pretty good


I thought they were awful to be honest.  I like their radio show, but they just don't suit doing live games.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on September 10, 2008, 02:07:30 PM
Quote from: "ADVILLAFAN"
I remember one of them was an old guy, you could tell from his voice. They kept saying ' the raiders have definitely had a bad day'

bady day? just say they're F*cking shi*t!


That was Mike as in Ditka, rather than one of "Mike & Mike" (ie Greenberg and Golic).

You can't call Ditka an "old guy" he's one of the NFL's legends
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on September 10, 2008, 06:37:22 PM
hmm, well I wasn't very impressed with the commentary anyway, legend or no
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: avfcpg on September 10, 2008, 07:16:45 PM
God the Raiders were friggin awful...boo'd by thier fans at half time. I was hoping they may have improved...sadly not.

Did they not spend a shed load in the close season...?
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on September 11, 2008, 08:52:20 AM
They did spend more than most teams, obviously not in the right places though. The top draft pick was on a running-back when they'd already spent lots of money to keep Fargas.

The defensive liine did nothing, although the Broncos are usually pretty good on offensive line.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on September 11, 2008, 09:36:07 AM
Quote from: "ADVILLAFAN"
They did spend more than most teams, obviously not in the right places though. The top draft pick was on a running-back when they'd already spent lots of money to keep Fargas.


McFadden was the best "athlete" available, so that's why Al drafted him.

Also, I've never had much confidence in Huggy Bear Jr
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: HTFCacc2007 on September 14, 2008, 10:45:18 AM
The Houston v Baltimore game is OFF (to be played in Nov), so if any of you are in fantasy leagues, bench your players!

Anyone going to Wembley for the Saints v Chargers (I have tickets in the nosebleed seats)?
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 14, 2008, 02:46:25 PM
Quote from: "HTFCacc2007"
The Houston v Baltimore game is OFF (to be played in Nov), so if any of you are in fantasy leagues, bench your players!

Anyone going to Wembley for the Saints v Chargers (I have tickets in the nosebleed seats)?


Like I'd pick a Houston or Baltimore player!

Mind you, I have picked a Cardinal!

Here's mine for this week, trying to improve on last week's glorious 4,161st place...

E. Manning, James, Graham, Burress, Wayne, Miller, Kasay, Giants Defense.

As you can see, I've gone for the tried and tested method of plicking loads of players who are against the Rams!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: OCD on September 14, 2008, 10:55:26 PM
Good to see Aaron Rodgers doing well.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: avfcpg on September 15, 2008, 09:12:04 AM
Yay raiders won..all be it against a p*ss poor Kansas oufit and did thier best to chuck it away at the end...superbowl here we come... :smt002
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: evalast1910 on September 15, 2008, 11:36:54 AM
Watch the game last night im starting to get into NFL and have club Wembely tickets for the London Game.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on September 15, 2008, 12:47:44 PM
Good stuff - I think if the Bears or the Browns come over I'll get a ticket for it.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on September 19, 2008, 07:36:47 AM
A screen-shot from the Notre Dame college football website

(http://deadspin.com/assets/images/deadspin/2008/09/irishkuntz.jpg)
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 19, 2008, 06:28:36 PM
They're having a laugh with that headline!

How does college football work anyway? Isn't it just decided by who the journalists like the best?

I can just imagine that over here, "In the Final, Tottenham Hotspur will play... Tottenham Hotspur Rserves"
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on September 20, 2008, 12:47:26 PM
Quote from: "cdvillafan"

How does college football work anyway? Isn't it just decided by who the journalists like the best?


Its now a combination of a Coaches' Poll, Journo's Poll and some computer calcs re "strength of schedule" etc.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bowl_Championship_Series

This decides the top two teams who then play for the title.

However, because the polls are still part of the process, the championship isn't really "decided on the field". The powers that be don't want to change the system because it may lose some schools money
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 20, 2008, 02:53:13 PM
Quote from: "UK Redsox"
Quote from: "cdvillafan"

How does college football work anyway? Isn't it just decided by who the journalists like the best?


Its now a combination of a Coaches' Poll, Journo's Poll and some computer calcs re "strength of schedule" etc.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bowl_Championship_Series

This decides the top two teams who then play for the title.

However, because the polls are still part of the process, the championship isn't really "decided on the field". The powers that be don't want to change the system because it may lose some schools money


Thanks UKR, think I'll stick to the NFL!

Shame the season's only about ten minutes long!  ](*,)
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on September 22, 2008, 01:11:51 AM
:smt022

another tight loss for Chicago - mind you we threw it away, 10 point lead with not long to go. Must have been very exciting for any Buccaneer fans. (like us against the Eagles last year).

Off work tomorrow, so I'll be watching the rest of the games in 20 minutes
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on September 22, 2008, 07:41:38 AM
Wow, that was the Cowboys first win at Lambeau. It surprises me that such a historically (by US standards) successful team had never won in Green Bay, especially being as the Packers sucked for a couple of decades.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on September 25, 2008, 08:42:12 AM
Matt Millen fired (http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/8601458/Millen-out-as-Lions-president,-GM).

Its incredible that he survived so long.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on September 25, 2008, 12:50:49 PM
Quote from: "UK Redsox"
Matt Millen fired (http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/8601458/Millen-out-as-Lions-president,-GM).

Its incredible that he survived so long.


Ow, but I thought he was great (kept the Bears from being the worst team in the NFC North quite a few times).
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Gabster on September 29, 2008, 01:28:18 PM
Guys I experienced my first NFL game yesterday Cowboys Vs the Redskins, I have got to say I loved it.

The first thing I have got to say is how loud the crowd were, they were very very noisy during the whole game, not with songs although one did break out in homage to Tony Romo but general cheering, whooping and lots of "Go Cowboys" I also think the enclosed roof of Texas Stadium increases the noise. Texas Stadium is actually a bit of a dump but it adds to the experience, this is the last season there for the Cowboys before they move to a new stadium in Arlington.

Second thing that really shocked me was how drunk everyone was, men women absolutely staggering around hammered. Beer bottles everywhere you had to negotiate tip toeing down your aisle. You can drink the whole game and wih the tailgate parties before hand people are laoded before they get in the stadium.

The most shocking thing though was the amount o Redskins fans at the game, I always though because of the distances in the US fans did not go "on the road" with their teams. There were thousands of redskins fans in Texas Stadium and in the last 10 minutes when it became evident they were going to win loads of them were standing around taughting the Cowboys fans, all of them had redskins shirts on and I didn't see any trouble, can you imagine a Man Utd fan sitting in the Holte giving it large when United were 4-1 at VP last season. There would be riots.

The only poor part of the day was the parking, my mate lives three miles from Texas Stadium and it took two hours to get into the parking lot we missed the first quarter. Sadly the Cowboys also lost which was a bummer.

Really really enjoyable experience if you ever get a chance to go then do it.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: usav on September 29, 2008, 01:57:17 PM
Redskins/Cowboys is one of the biggest rivalries in NFL, so despite the distances there are always a lot of 'away' fans at thos games - probably mostly transplants than casual travellers.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Julie on September 29, 2008, 02:39:36 PM
So, um CT... how 'bout them Cowboys?  ;)
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 29, 2008, 03:01:40 PM
Quote from: "usav"
Redskins/Cowboys is one of the biggest rivalries in NFL, so despite the distances there are always a lot of 'away' fans at thos games - probably mostly transplants than casual travellers.


It seems to vary from team-to-team from what I've heard. I think Da Bears and the Raiders, amongst others, take quite a few away, but I'm not sure you'd get many Cardinals or Seahawks fans visiting Green Bay on a Sunday night in December.

What is the atmosphers like at NFL games? Do they sing anything witty and/or nasty? On telly sounds like they just shout "Wooooo!" and "D-Fense!" all the time. Surely at least a "Terrell Owens, what a wanker, what a wanker" wouldn't go amiss? Or do they prefer Mofo or Sonbitch?
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: usav on September 29, 2008, 03:19:38 PM
Chants are few and far between.   The noise factor is more of a roar when the other team have the ball, to prevent the quaterback making his calls clearly to his team mates.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: OCD on September 29, 2008, 04:49:27 PM
You picked a good game there, Gabster.

I don't think Americans know the term 'wanker', cd.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Julie on September 29, 2008, 05:05:33 PM
usav is correct... it's more of a loud roar... with occasional chants of Defense.  When Darryl "Moose" Johnston played for the Cowboys, every time he received the ball, the whole stadium would chant "MOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOSE"
(http://www.footballspeakers.com/i/johnston_daryl_small.jpg)
Other than that, there are no real organized chants like you have where you are, at least none that I can recall off the top of my head.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: OneIanTaylor on September 29, 2008, 05:22:58 PM
The Redskins last night were fantastic. I was disappointed in Romo in the 4th Quarter though, he literally threw the game away.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Gabster on September 30, 2008, 01:15:36 AM
Quote from: "OneIanTaylor"
The Redskins last night were fantastic. I was disappointed in Romo in the 4th Quarter though, he literally threw the game away.


I agree I thought Romo was poor and in the second half the Redskins were in control. Also Dallas just wanted everything to go through TO, I heard this morning other members of the team moaning off the record that the coach panders to TO.

Got to say I really really enjoyed it, it was just so different to the Premier League, I  hate to say it but wilder!!!!......also loads of hot women at the game in next to nothing, its still high 80s here...you don't get that in Witton on a Saturday afternoon.

All day in Irving where my mate lives you couldnt go anywhere without seeing Cowboys shirts and in all the shops and restaurants the staff had Cowboys shirts on, the city seems to come to a stop when they play, most people watch the game in a bar, tailgate party or at friends houses/pool parties, real festival atmosphere all over the city.

I have been to the Texas Rangers a few times and FC Dallas, just need to see the Mavs and the Stars now and I have the set. There are tickets on Sunday for the Bengals at Texas Stadium but I am over here for my mates wedding so if I went AWOL I don't think he would be to pleased, especially as I am best man.

Posted some pics below.

View from my seat

(http://photos-d.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v360/34/1/1051751299/n1051751299_30149723_19.jpg)

View from my car - the tailgate parties are really good you get guys there with full gazebos with huge gas barbecue's, full portable toilets, and plasma TV's watching the build up and also watching the game if they dont have tickets. Walking through the parking lot is an experiance.

(http://photos-g.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v360/34/1/1051751299/n1051751299_30149726_6131.jpg)

On the field

(http://photos-g.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v360/34/1/1051751299/n1051751299_30149718_145.jpg)
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on September 30, 2008, 12:54:04 PM
hmm, nice pictures.

I was quite shocked that the Redskins beat the Cowboys

As for the drunkeness, did they have tailgate parties before the game? (you may not know as you were late in).

Irving is just outside of Dallas isn't it?

Oh and hope the wedding goes well
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Drummond on September 30, 2008, 01:23:59 PM
Well I'm now back on track in my fantasy league. Two wins on the bounce after two straight defeatrs has helped. I'm the form team!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: OCD on September 30, 2008, 01:59:13 PM
Nice pics but what about pics of these girls you mentioned?!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on September 30, 2008, 04:32:41 PM
Quote from: "OCD"


I don't think Americans know the term 'wanker', cd.


Al & Peggy Bundy (nee Wanker)

(http://quotes4all.net/al_peggy_bundy.jpg)
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: avfcpg on September 30, 2008, 04:34:21 PM
Raiders are so bad I feel I can't join in this thread...maybe I will just watch thier cheerleaders instead...

Who has the hottest cheerleaders anyway..Is there a well known hot cheerleaders team ? Much like Man Yoo and Chelsea's most well known cheerleaders are Keys, Gray and co...
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: CT on September 30, 2008, 09:10:08 PM
Quote
So, um CT... how 'bout them Cowboys?


Credit where it's due Julie, thought the Skins shaded it - was very impressed with Jason Campbell and Santana Moss did brilliantly as he always does against us. Well done - happy now?!!!  :smt002

Glad Gabster enjoyed it - knowing now how many Skins fans were there might explain the noise when Dallas were on offense. Any time I've been I've seen Cowboys players urging the crowd to simmer down at times when they have the ball.

I've seen two Skins games at TS in 1997 & 2003 and there were plenty of "visitors" then too.

On that subject of noise it was interesting to hear the Colts and Steelers fans in their recent games - absolute silence on offense, you could hear a pin drop. Cowboys fans are nowhere near that sort of class.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on October 04, 2008, 10:28:51 AM
Guilty ........well, this time anyway

(http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/CRIME/10/04/oj.simpson.verdict/t1home.ojhandcuffs.ap.jpg)

http://www.cnn.com/2008/CRIME/10/04/oj.simpson.verdict/index.html
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: sali,salifou on October 06, 2008, 06:42:51 PM
titans, 5-0?!?!??!?!

HELL YES
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on October 11, 2008, 02:28:23 PM
Its Texas v Oklahoma today

(http://cache.gawker.com/assets/images/deadspin/2008/10/texas_oklahoma.jpg)

Who's ya got in the "Red River Shootout" ?

I know that the Sooners are ranked Number 1 in the country but I can't bet against a Longhorns team lead by a Quarterback with the best name in the sport... Colt McCoy
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 12, 2008, 03:14:42 PM
Da Bears against the Dog Murderers on Sky Sports Interactive today.

COME ON YOU BEEAAAARRRSSS!!

Hold on, is this the NFL or the cricket thread?
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Hookeysmith on October 13, 2008, 10:15:53 AM
Why no Browns game at the weekend?
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: usav on October 13, 2008, 12:54:02 PM
Quote from: "Hookeysmith"
Why no Browns game at the weekend?


They are the Monday night game against the New York Giants.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on October 13, 2008, 01:00:21 PM
If there was 1 second less in the game then the Bears would have a 4-2 record   ](*,)

bloody Matt Ryan  :smt013
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: avfcpg on October 13, 2008, 02:41:21 PM
Another outstanding Raiders result I see....
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: OneIanTaylor on October 13, 2008, 07:22:04 PM
Quote from: "cdvillafan"
Da Bears against the Dog Murderers on Sky Sports Interactive today.

COME ON YOU BEEAAAARRRSSS!!

Hold on, is this the NFL or the cricket thread?


Superb end to that game!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Julie on October 13, 2008, 10:19:17 PM
Skins managed to lose to a team who haven't won a single game this year. Well done boys.

But again, ahem... how 'bout them Cowboys?
What a odd game that was. Weird ending. Almost felt sorry for the Cowgirls... almost :)
Texas vs OU... was there any doubt that the Longhorns would win?

Hook 'em Horns!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 13, 2008, 11:08:48 PM
Quote from: "OneIanTaylor"
Quote from: "cdvillafan"
Da Bears against the Dog Murderers on Sky Sports Interactive today.

COME ON YOU BEEAAAARRRSSS!!

Hold on, is this the NFL or the cricket thread?


Superb end to that game!


No it bloody wasn't!

I fail to understand why we had fifty-three blokes rushing the Quarter-Back when all we had to do was stick loads of people in the backfield to stop them going past the thirty-yard line to win the game. I bet Matt Ryan never plays that well again in his life... still, at least he's not a dog-murderer!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Dave Javu on October 14, 2008, 10:13:48 AM
No mention of the Browns?

I know next to nothing about NFL, but they beat reigning champs NY Giants 35-14 last night. They even managed a two-point conversion just to rub it in.

Their 15 final quarter points also won me a sizeable chunk of money thanks to a schoolboy betting error that I made (in my favour), some of which will be heading to Mr Lerner's favourite UK charity in order appease the gods of matched betting.

Trebles all round.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: usav on October 14, 2008, 02:19:46 PM
The Browns actually played really well and showed the form that people thought they would have this season.   Well done.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: CT on October 14, 2008, 08:53:26 PM
Quote
But again, ahem... how 'bout them Cowboys?


They're really starting to struggle in a few areas now with the added bonus that 40yr old Brad will be looking after the offense for a good few weeks now! Didn't Brett Favre play with a broken thumb??

Still, none of it as tragically funny as losing at home to The Rams!!  :smt002
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on October 14, 2008, 09:04:04 PM
Sunday 26th is the Chargers v Saints at Wemberley

Who's going ?
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: CT on October 14, 2008, 09:08:13 PM
I thought it was the weekend after?
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on October 14, 2008, 09:11:27 PM
Quote from: "CT"
I thought it was the weekend after?


You're right, its the 26th. I was getting ahead of myself

I've edited my post to make you look daft :-
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on October 15, 2008, 11:43:32 AM
Wembley tix have arrived.

Many thanks to my bestest H&V buddy
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Comrade Blitz on October 15, 2008, 12:05:41 PM
Quote from: "UK Redsox"
Sunday 26th is the Chargers v Saints at Wemberley

Who's going ?


LMDA
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: sali,salifou on October 15, 2008, 12:23:00 PM
Quote from: "UK Redsox"
Sunday 26th is the Chargers v Saints at Wemberley

Who's going ?


went last year, cant afford it this year
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on October 15, 2008, 12:53:32 PM
Waiting to see if the Bears or Browns play at Wembley one year. Seems like the Browns are very unlikely to play here though.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Drummond on October 15, 2008, 01:11:33 PM
went last year and won't bother again, it was tedious and expensive.

I guess if the weather had been better and the QBs had been able to throw it might have turned out more interesting.

The main problem was the complete lack of atmosphere. there were hardly any fans of either side there, we were all day-trippers.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Hookeysmith on October 15, 2008, 02:44:11 PM
Question to the US fans of ours

What is the atmosphere like at games - surely its not the tribalistic chanting like at our games or is it

What do fans do in between plays / quarters / time outs

I would love to see a game live but i genuinely do not know the answers to these questions.

I know they have an all day affair in the car parks with barbies and all sorts - again would not be a UK thing for so many reasons
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on October 15, 2008, 05:30:16 PM
Quote from: "Hookeysmith"
Question to the US fans of ours

What is the atmosphere like at games - surely its not the tribalistic chanting like at our games or is it

What do fans do in between plays / quarters / time outs

I would love to see a game live but i genuinely do not know the answers to these questions.

I know they have an all day affair in the car parks with barbies and all sorts - again would not be a UK thing for so many reasons


1) Atmosphere is still great. Home fans tend to keep quiet when their Offense is on the field so that the players can communicate better. When the home Defense is playing then its time to chant.....

(http://www.populationstatistic.com/images/d-fence.jpg)

2) Drink beer, drink beer and drink beer

3) Just like Rugby internationals used to be at Twickenham back in the 1970's & 1980's.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Comrade Blitz on October 15, 2008, 06:49:58 PM
Some of the bigger University matches have great atmosphere  - with the marching bands playing the Schools' "fight" songs (sung heartily by the students and alumni).....

"Good old rocky top, rocky top Tennessee....."
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: sali,salifou on October 19, 2008, 07:11:53 PM
look at the titans go, 17-0 up before half time, love it!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on October 20, 2008, 08:08:02 AM
Oh dear Cowboys fans, the wheels appear to have come off.

Shock of the week...... the Raiders actually won a game.

Non-shock of the week...... Lions are still winless
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: CT on October 20, 2008, 08:31:18 AM
Quote
Oh dear Cowboys fans, the wheels appear to have come off.


How can you say that?

Just because we have no Q/Back, no defense, no coach and no draft picks next year....um, oh yeah, you're right!

I mean, our original Roy Williams was comical, maybe the new "panic buy" one can reach "average" status.

It was the Rams for crying out loud!  ](*,)
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: avfcpg on October 20, 2008, 10:33:31 AM
Quote from: "UK Redsox"
Oh dear Cowboys fans, the wheels appear to have come off.

Shock of the week...... the Raiders actually won a game.
Non-shock of the week...... Lions are still winless


Oi less of it !! We're on a roll....decent kick to win it in ot..just the 57 yards weren't it !! And cleared it with plenty to spare. He's a nutbag but he has some leg on him...
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on October 20, 2008, 01:17:28 PM
Quote from: "avfcpg"
Quote from: "UK Redsox"
Oh dear Cowboys fans, the wheels appear to have come off.

Shock of the week...... the Raiders actually won a game.
Non-shock of the week...... Lions are still winless


Oi less of it !! We're on a roll....decent kick to win it in ot..just the 57 yards weren't it !! And cleared it with plenty to spare. He's a nutbag but he has some leg on him...


Don't forget, I'm a long suffering Raiders fan as well
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: sali,salifou on October 20, 2008, 01:26:32 PM
Quote from: "avfcpg"
Quote from: "UK Redsox"
Oh dear Cowboys fans, the wheels appear to have come off.

Shock of the week...... the Raiders actually won a game.
Non-shock of the week...... Lions are still winless


Oi less of it !! We're on a roll....decent kick to win it in ot..just the 57 yards weren't it !! And cleared it with plenty to spare. He's a nutbag but he has some leg on him...


it was one hell of a kick. far better than the vikings special teams, did anyone see the two touchdowns they conceded, one on a punt and one on a punt return. Shocking, one hell of a match that one though
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: avfcpg on October 20, 2008, 06:00:09 PM
Quote from: "UK Redsox"
Quote from: "avfcpg"
Quote from: "UK Redsox"
Oh dear Cowboys fans, the wheels appear to have come off.

Shock of the week...... the Raiders actually won a game.
Non-shock of the week...... Lions are still winless


Oi less of it !! We're on a roll....decent kick to win it in ot..just the 57 yards weren't it !! And cleared it with plenty to spare. He's a nutbag but he has some leg on him...


Don't forget, I'm a long suffering Raiders fan as well


Good on you...didn't realise. We can suffer together then !!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 20, 2008, 06:51:33 PM
Bears take big lead into Fourth Quarter - oh no not this again  8-[  8-[  8-[

Bears actually hold on and beat the Purple Penis Eaters!  \:D/  \:D/  \:D/

We are top of the league I said we are top of the league! (Nobody say only cos its a shit division!)

Can't believe the useless Colts lost to the Fudge Packers, spoiled an otherwise perfect Sunday after watching Spurszzz lose and following the Free-Scoring Bears (!) victory.

This has to be the most unpredictable season ever. All the pre-season favourites are playing like (interception) tossers. I reckon the Superbowl will be won by errr... (sticks pin in map, blindfolded)... the Arizona Cardinals!

Anyone know where you can watch NFL games online for free? The ones I usually use for our version of football never seem to work for NFL matches.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: sali,salifou on October 20, 2008, 06:59:59 PM
i wouldnt say all the favourites, the giants have looked quite good, 5-1 is a decent record
i dunno where you can watch them live but you can follow them play by play and get highlights on nfl website
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: OCD on October 20, 2008, 07:17:19 PM
Quote from: "cdvillafan"
Bears take big lead into Fourth Quarter - oh no not this again  8-[  8-[  8-[

Bears actually hold on and beat the Purple Penis Eaters!  \:D/  \:D/  \:D/

We are top of the league I said we are top of the league! (Nobody say only cos its a shit division!)

Can't believe the useless Colts lost to the Fudge Packers, spoiled an otherwise perfect Sunday after watching Spurszzz lose and following the Free-Scoring Bears (!) victory.

This has to be the most unpredictable season ever. All the pre-season favourites are playing like (interception) tossers. I reckon the Superbowl will be won by errr... (sticks pin in map, blindfolded)... the Arizona Cardinals!

Anyone know where you can watch NFL games online for free? The ones I usually use for our version of football never seem to work for NFL matches.


Don't 3 of the 4 sides hold the same win/loss record?
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on October 20, 2008, 07:58:46 PM
I see that Reggie "Honest I didn't get paid at college" Bush is out injured and will miss the Saints trip to Wembley
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on October 20, 2008, 08:06:00 PM
Psycho Seb's winning Field Goal for the Raiders (http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=Zp2BjFyEUgM)
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Rotterdam on October 20, 2008, 08:08:19 PM
49ers got beat again.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on October 21, 2008, 07:25:17 AM
Quote from: "Rotterdam"
49ers got beat again.




.....so they fired their coach (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3654528)

Hey Bears fans, look who they gave the job to !!

(http://www.sportsposterwarehouse.com/catImages/singletarypf-1.jpg)

Although he's not as fearsome looking these days

(http://i1.chargers.com/assets/172/32272_282wh.jpg)
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on October 21, 2008, 09:55:57 AM
Here's something strange from last weekend's college football.

A referee appearing to intentionally tackle a player (http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=do-J6nAmus8)
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on October 21, 2008, 01:02:28 PM
Quote from: "UK Redsox"
Here's something strange from last weekend's college football.

A referee appearing to intentionally tackle a player (http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=do-J6nAmus8)


Reminds me of what Mark Halsey's like against us....
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Tony Boucher on October 21, 2008, 03:21:01 PM
If anyone wants a ticket for the game at Wembley (Saints v Chargers) I have 4 available at face value.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: sali,salifou on October 21, 2008, 03:35:55 PM
where abouts mate? ie, what price range
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Tony Boucher on October 21, 2008, 04:56:36 PM
Lower Tier, Endzone, block 108, row 43.  
They're £80 tickets & they include tickets to the official "tailgate party"
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: sali,salifou on October 21, 2008, 05:02:28 PM
Quote from: "Tony Boucher"
Lower Tier, Endzone, block 108, row 43.  
They're £80 tickets & they include tickets to the official "tailgate party"


£80! no thanks mate, might grab some of the late £30 ones
went to the tailgate party last year, wasnt all that great to be honest
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on October 24, 2008, 01:21:45 PM
Quote from: "Tony Boucher"
Lower Tier, Endzone, block 108, row 43.  
They're £80 tickets & they include tickets to the official "tailgate party"


I've got tickets to that this year. Is it worth going ?
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: sali,salifou on October 25, 2008, 12:46:02 AM
Quote from: "UK Redsox"
Quote from: "Tony Boucher"
Lower Tier, Endzone, block 108, row 43.  
They're £80 tickets & they include tickets to the official "tailgate party"


I've got tickets to that this year. Is it worth going ?


was alright last year. not a bad way to spend an hour of so, few things to see, managed to meet the cheerleaders last year which was ace
if youve got tickets just add it to the day really
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: OCD on October 26, 2008, 06:33:31 PM
These commentators are getting on my nerves. Very condescending and not very knowledgeable. Comments like 'I didn't expect the stadium to be so modern' and 'the crowd must be wondering what all these stoppages are for'.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Michel Sibble on October 26, 2008, 09:03:30 PM
F*cking local people round here have been to it. What is wrong with them?

NFL= 20 minutes of action, 4 hours of nachos. It's pussy's rugby. Man up FFS.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Yeltzer on October 26, 2008, 09:08:43 PM
Quote from: "Michel Sibble"
F*cking local people round here have been to it. What is wrong with them?

NFL= 20 minutes of action, 4 hours of nachos. It's pussy's rugby. Man up FFS.


so why post on an NFL thread if it offends you that much?
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Michel Sibble on October 26, 2008, 09:14:35 PM
Quote from: "Yeltzer"
Quote from: "Michel Sibble"
F*cking local people round here have been to it. What is wrong with them?

NFL= 20 minutes of action, 4 hours of nachos. It's pussy's rugby. Man up FFS.


so why post on an NFL thread if it offends you that much?


Not living in Wembley, then?
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Yeltzer on October 26, 2008, 09:16:52 PM
Quote from: "Michel Sibble"
Quote from: "Yeltzer"
Quote from: "Michel Sibble"
F*cking local people round here have been to it. What is wrong with them?

NFL= 20 minutes of action, 4 hours of nachos. It's pussy's rugby. Man up FFS.


so why post on an NFL thread if it offends you that much?


Not living in Wembley, then?


Nope. But why vent your displeasure on here? Can't you just throw stones at them or something
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on October 27, 2008, 07:16:57 AM
It was a great game, far better than last year's (although the weather probably helped).

The pre game "New Orleans Themed Tailgate Party" was a complete waste of time. It was just your standard beer and burger vans plus one van selling some not very appealing looking mush that was meant to be gumbo.

It was really just 20,000 Brits practising their queueing techniques. The line for the merchandise tent was incredible, so I went up to the bouncer on the exit door and he let me sneak a look into the tent. All I could see inside was more queueing. I asked the bouncer if it was worth going in, he said "no mate", so I wandered off into the stadium.

As for the game, the Chargers had their chances to win but blew it by dropping one certain touchdown pass and giving away too many penalties. They even had time for one last "Hail Mary" pass at the end that would have won the game (thanks to Drew Brees cocking up the "Safety Drill" by running straight out the back of the end zone rather than heading for the corner and eating up a few more seconds).

The Saints looked quite good but clearly missed Reggie Bush. He provides that element of unpredictability that a team needs. I can't see them making much progress if they make the playoffs (however, I thought that about the Giants after last year's game).
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on October 27, 2008, 08:27:06 AM
More evidence as to why everybody hates kickers (http://www.dailybulletin.com/ci_10800972)
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: sali,salifou on October 28, 2008, 09:06:15 AM
Titans win again, 7-0 now, from behind against the Colts, get in!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: sali,salifou on November 02, 2008, 10:20:51 PM
Titans beat the packers in overtime
HELL
YES
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on November 02, 2008, 11:25:04 PM
Bears win + packers defeat = happy days! Now on a more serious note how do i put off getting engaged to my girlfriend?
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on November 03, 2008, 07:09:40 AM
Quote from: "cdvillafan"
Bears win + packers defeat = happy days! Now on a more serious note how do i put off getting engaged to my girlfriend?


That's a great thread in the making.

A mate of mine is currently trying to move out from his girlfriend's place whilst still retaining RPP ("rumpy pumpy privileges")
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on November 03, 2008, 09:12:58 AM
In the top College Football game of the week Texas Tech upset Texas

Highlights (http://sports.espn.go.com/broadband/video/videopage?categoryId=2564308&brand=null&videoId=3677736&n8pe6c=1)


I'm sure that the Tech players will find a way of celebrating !!   :-

(http://www.gunaxin.com/wp-content/gallery/texas-tech-girls/texas_tech_girl-067.jpg)

EDIT - photo changed because my source (Deadspin) has discovered that the bikini one was faked
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on November 03, 2008, 12:47:34 PM
Quote from: "cdvillafan"
Bears win + packers defeat = happy days! Now on a more serious note how do i put off getting engaged to my girlfriend?


Careful, I'll tell Heather on you....
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on November 03, 2008, 02:11:08 PM
Dont tell heather or i will tell the h&v collective about the midget!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on November 04, 2008, 07:43:23 AM
For those who keep an eye out for the results of the Cleveland Villa, Brady Quinn has been named starting Quarterback

(http://cache.gawker.com/assets/images/deadspin/2008/11/quinnfinally.jpg)
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: GibTom on November 04, 2008, 04:59:26 PM
Decent thread this


I work in American Sports so naturally follow them pretty closely.


Interesting that Quinn should be thrown in this week. Cleveland matches up very well against Denver and he'll have one of the softest defenses in the league to start on. Lewis should see plenty of touches against a very light defensive front which should open the playaction for Brady.

Broncos were dire against Miami and really shouldn't pose much of a challenge.


Just finished watching last night's MNF on Gamepass, great display by the Steelers. I have them as my main bet for the Superbowl from earliy in the season; I'd lost confidence in weaks gone by with that porous O-line but a terrific effort to win in an NFC East stadium this year.

If they can keep Ben on his feet most of the game they're a real threat in the AFC.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on November 04, 2008, 05:01:28 PM
Quote from: "GibTom"
Decent thread this


I work in American Sports so naturally follow them pretty closely.


Please elaborate
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: usav on November 04, 2008, 05:08:28 PM
UK Redsox has an orgasm.....
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on November 04, 2008, 05:53:38 PM
Quote from: "GibTom"
Decent thread this


I work in American Sports so naturally follow them pretty closely.


Interesting that Quinn should be thrown in this week. Cleveland matches up very well against Denver and he'll have one of the softest defenses in the league to start on. Lewis should see plenty of touches against a very light defensive front which should open the playaction for Brady.

Broncos were dire against Miami and really shouldn't pose much of a challenge.


Just finished watching last night's MNF on Gamepass, great display by the Steelers. I have them as my main bet for the Superbowl from earliy in the season; I'd lost confidence in weaks gone by with that porous O-line but a terrific effort to win in an NFC East stadium this year.

If they can keep Ben on his feet most of the game they're a real threat in the AFC.


I managed to keep watching until 2am, before conceding defeat. At that point the Redskins were 6-0 up! Should just tape the games really, rather than going into work looking like death, but somehow it's not the same
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: usav on November 04, 2008, 05:59:55 PM
Steelers are the #1 defence for a reason.   Brilliant display from the black and gold....
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: OCD on November 04, 2008, 07:39:58 PM
Quote from: "UK Redsox"
In the top College Football game of the week Texas Tech upset Texas

Highlights (http://sports.espn.go.com/broadband/video/videopage?categoryId=2564308&brand=null&videoId=3677736&n8pe6c=1)


I'm sure that the Tech players will find a way of celebrating !!   :-

(http://www.gunaxin.com/wp-content/gallery/texas-tech-girls/texas_tech_girl-067.jpg)

EDIT - photo changed because my source (Deadspin) has discovered that the bikini one was faked


Wish that was my gym. Then again, I'd probably drop the bar if they walked in. Also, the term 'repetitive strain injury' springs to mind.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on November 05, 2008, 02:00:20 AM
I would take a bullet for the Philadelphia Eagles.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on November 05, 2008, 02:25:19 AM
Quote from: "Yeltzer"
Quote from: "Michel Sibble"
F*cking local people round here have been to it. What is wrong with them?

NFL= 20 minutes of action, 4 hours of nachos. It's pussy's rugby. Man up FFS.


so why post on an NFL thread if it offends you that much?


I have to agree...

Rugby is nothing like football to make that comparison.  To say that it is, proves that you now nothing of either game and are ignorant to football.


If you don't like it, don't post on it.  

I have to say that American Football is my favorite sport just above your football (our soccer) at number two.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on November 05, 2008, 02:27:36 AM
Quote from: "UK Redsox"
Quote from: "Tony Boucher"
Lower Tier, Endzone, block 108, row 43.  
They're £80 tickets & they include tickets to the official "tailgate party"


I've got tickets to that this year. Is it worth going ?


guys, I have to be honest with you.  The official "Tailgate Parties" are always kind of lame.

Your best bet is to grab a six pack, or a couple of 22's and get to the paring lot about 2 or 3 hours early and just walk the lot.  People are going to be cool, give you free food, free beer and just get wasted.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on November 05, 2008, 02:30:14 AM
Quote from: "usav"
Steelers are the #1 defence for a reason.   Brilliant display from the black and gold....


yeah?

My eagles looked like the number one defense when they sacked big ben 9 times in the whalloping they gave the steelers!


The Steelers aren't that good.

They may be one of the better teams in the HORRIBLE AFC, but they aren't a solid team.

It's like winning the special olympics playing in the AFC.



(sorry for all my posts in a row, I never saw this thread before!)
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Comrade Blitz on November 05, 2008, 02:58:58 AM
Quote from: "pmarachi"
I would take a bullet for the Philadelphia Eagles.


Go Iggles! you from Philly?
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: sali,salifou on November 05, 2008, 10:14:46 AM
Quote from: "pmarachi"


It's like winning the special olympics playing in the AFC.




wow what a wonderful sentiment, you sound lovely
and for a start only unbeaten team in the league-afc
4 out of the last 5 superbowl winners-afc
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on November 05, 2008, 11:05:08 AM
Quote from: "sali,salifou"
Quote from: "pmarachi"


It's like winning the special olympics playing in the AFC.




wow what a wonderful sentiment, you sound lovely
and for a start only unbeaten team in the league-afc
4 out of the last 5 superbowl winners-afc


Yeah, The Pats, The Colts and The Chargers were all amazing for a long time, this is 100% true.

But they aren't any longer.

The pats lost Brady and don't have a decent Running Back or a power back or any bac for that matter, and their defense is getting REALLY old.  When Brady was out they gave up.

The Colts...Well, I don't now what hapened to them, but whatever it was is a mess.

The Chargers just don't have it.  LDT hasn't been the same since his injury, and Rivers just isn't the same.

The one thing about the NFL and the salary cap, and the amount of injuries is that the whole league turns upside down evey few years.

Case in point.  
The NFC east which is probably the strongest league in the NFL and 3 out of 4 teams actually make the playoffs, was not always dominant.

And in the AFC over the past four years, it is easy to be dominant when you play in an awful division.  For example, The Pats were undefeated in the regular season last year but keep in mind, they play the JETS, DOLPHINS, and BILLS twice in a year... that is six guaranteed wins!
SIX in a sixten game season!!


You know what I mean?
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on November 05, 2008, 11:18:12 AM
Quote from: "sali,salifou"
Quote from: "pmarachi"


It's like winning the special olympics playing in the AFC.




wow what a wonderful sentiment, you sound lovely
and for a start only unbeaten team in the league-afc
4 out of the last 5 superbowl winners-afc



As for the Titans, The Jury is still out on them.

They have probably the easiest schedule in the league, and in the one game they played against a decent NFC team, The Packers (again, not a good team, but a decent team), the game went into Over Time and the Titans barely won.

I would like to see them go undefeated, they have a really cool story, and looking at their schedule right now I don't think it is out of the question, but keep in mind if they were to run the table this would be an ENORMOUS upset, and no one is gonna say they predicted it.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: sali,salifou on November 05, 2008, 11:41:31 AM
I think the packers game shows the titans have a bit of grit, they didnt play well at all in the second half but their rookie chris johnson is playin like an absolute machine, with him and white their running game is up with the best in the league, awesome defense.
not to mention the fact theyve played all season with their second choice QB, look what that did to the pats?

the nfc east is ridiculous, id say the best 4 teams in the nfc are in there and i reckon the nfc  will be between the eagles and giants.
you're right that the afc isnt the league it was but on paper teams like the colts and chargers stil have the ability to beat anyone else in the league on their day.

interestingly the 3 teams you mentioned in the pats division have all improved massively this year, the dolphins are being tipped for the playoffs after a single win season, the bills started well but are dropping back now, and Favre has breathed new life into the jets.

Its as open a season in both NFC and AFC as i can remember, i fancy the giants to win again though, they totally demolished a good cowboys team
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on November 05, 2008, 12:00:02 PM
Quote from: "sali,salifou"

interestingly the 3 teams you mentioned in the pats division have all improved massively this year, the dolphins are being tipped for the playoffs after a single win season, the bills started well but are dropping back now, and Favre has breathed new life into the jets.

Its as open a season in both NFC and AFC as i can remember, i fancy the giants to win again though, they totally demolished a good cowboys team


Yes, exactly, The three teams I mentioned are twice the teams they were last year, but that again plays into the whole idea that every year is a different story in the NFL, and it also helps that the almighty Pats aren't almighty anymore...

I think the AFC east may be the worst division in football, just a slight bit worse than the NFC West, maybe a little better, but they both are terrible.

Sure the records aren't as bad, but when bad teams play bad teams one is goint to win and one is going to lose.

I also think Favre is overrated.  Not that he is bad mind you, but he isn't as good as the credit he gets.

As for the giants beating the cowboys, you are aware that the cowboys are in last place right now and after week 3 haven't been very good.  

ALSO, they were playing with HEAVY injuries and NO QB on Sunday!!!!

The Jets could have beat them on Sunday!!!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on November 05, 2008, 12:03:10 PM
Quote from: "sali,salifou"
I think the packers game shows the titans have a bit of grit, they didnt play well at all in the second half but their rookie chris johnson is playin like an absolute machine, with him and white their running game is up with the best in the league, awesome defense.
not to mention the fact theyve played all season with their second choice QB


I agree with this statement 100%, but all I am saying is that no one would have been able to say that they saw this coming 6 months ago.

Again, I would love to see them go undefeated, and be the team that finally runs the table (I don't think ANYONE wanted to see the pats do it last year), but I wouldn't have bet on it earlier in the year.


I have really enjoyed this talk, but I need to get to work! It's almost 7:00!!!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on November 06, 2008, 12:51:00 PM
Hmm haven't the mighty Bears got the Titans next??

Thursday games start in a few weeks time too
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on November 08, 2008, 12:34:37 PM
Quote from: "ADVILLAFAN"
Hmm haven't the mighty Bears got the Titans next??

Thursday games start in a few weeks time too


Mighty Bears...

HAHAHAHA


BUT, this Sunday night my Eagles play the giants.

Should be a good game
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on November 09, 2008, 11:04:25 PM
Clyde lose and go bottom of the league villa lose and da bears lose what a shit weekend oh mcgrath i'm depressed
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: sali,salifou on November 16, 2008, 11:22:22 PM
so my 9-0 titans go in half time 14-3 down to jaguars, lookin awful
7 mins late in 3rd quarter, 17-14 up
come on boys!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on November 16, 2008, 11:25:21 PM
Quote from: "sali,salifou"
so my 9-0 titans go in half time 14-3 down to jaguars, lookin awful
7 mins late in 3rd quarter, 17-14 up
come on boys!


My eagles STINK this year..

Dreadful...

You are a Titans fan?!?!?!?!

Come on...

I have never met a Titans fan in my life, and the first I am hearing of one is the season they go 9-0?!?!?!

What are the odds...
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: OCD on November 16, 2008, 11:25:50 PM
Today must have been a bit of a shitter for you Bears fans.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on November 16, 2008, 11:29:19 PM
As for the Titans though...

I would LOVE to see them run the table, but I don't know.  The AFC is pretty weak this year, so if anyone is capable, it is this year.  I am shocked how good the titans are (as I am sure everyone is), but of all the AFC teams, the only ones I like are the Dolphins, and I have a soft spot for the titans (mostly for V Young though), and the Jaguars (because of Gerrard).

Eihter way, the AFC is weak enough that if it is going to happen in my life time, I think the Titans are the team to catch the Dolphins record.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on November 16, 2008, 11:30:32 PM
Quote from: "OCD"
Today must have been a bit of a shitter for you Bears fans.


Bears fans...

get used to it..

It is going to be a LONG decade.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: sali,salifou on November 17, 2008, 12:27:29 AM
Quote from: "pmarachi"
Quote from: "sali,salifou"
so my 9-0 titans go in half time 14-3 down to jaguars, lookin awful
7 mins late in 3rd quarter, 17-14 up
come on boys!


My eagles STINK this year..

Dreadful...

You are a Titans fan?!?!?!?!

Come on...

I have never met a Titans fan in my life, and the first I am hearing of one is the season they go 9-0?!?!?!

What are the odds...


look back on this thread, been on about them all season
i can understand that. mainly cos dad went over there on business when i was kid, went to a game, got me a programme, gotta start somewhere!
great second half from us today, thought the record had gone but collins really pulled it out of the bad, winning it in the air for 2 weeks running. few would have called that
my mates a big eagles fan, you guys had a poor game today, lucky not to lose
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: sali,salifou on November 17, 2008, 12:29:08 AM
Quote from: "pmarachi"
As for the Titans though...

I would LOVE to see them run the table, but I don't know.  The AFC is pretty weak this year, so if anyone is capable, it is this year.  I am shocked how good the titans are (as I am sure everyone is), but of all the AFC teams, the only ones I like are the Dolphins, and I have a soft spot for the titans (mostly for V Young though), and the Jaguars (because of Gerrard).

Eihter way, the AFC is weak enough that if it is going to happen in my life time, I think the Titans are the team to catch the Dolphins record.


we've got a decent run in, can see the giants stoppin their second unbeaten team in a row in the superbowl though.
yep, gotta love young, but we're doing it without him!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on November 17, 2008, 12:36:36 AM
the eagles tie might as well be a lose, since it isn't a win and no one EVER ties in the NFL.  I think our playoff hopes are gone.

As for the Titans, I am still not sold on them as an undefeated team.  Would like to see it, but don't think it's gonna happen.  I am actually shocked they are undefeated right now.

They haven't played a good team except the packers, but the only good team they are gonna play this year for the reamainder, the (new and improved) Colts and the Steelers, are both REALLY up and down...

I don't think there is a single AFC team that would have a winning record in the NFC.  Sure there are some that would be OK in the NFC, but none of the AFC teams, in my opinion would be over 500 in the NFC
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: sali,salifou on November 17, 2008, 12:53:12 AM
Quote from: "pmarachi"
the eagles tie might as well be a lose, since it isn't a win and no one EVER ties in the NFL.  I think our playoff hopes are gone.

As for the Titans, I am still not sold on them as an undefeated team.  Would like to see it, but don't think it's gonna happen.  I am actually shocked they are undefeated right now.

They haven't played a good team except the packers, but the only good team they are gonna play this year for the reamainder, the (new and improved) Colts and the Steelers, are both REALLY up and down...

I don't think there is a single AFC team that would have a winning record in the NFC.  Sure there are some that would be OK in the NFC, but none of the AFC teams, in my opinion would be over 500 in the NFC


I reckon the Titans would. You don't go 10-0 without being a decent team. The first few games were comfortable but in recent weeks both coming from behind today(14-3 and doing nothing on offense) and beating the packers in overtime shows theyve got the mental strength and team spirit to be a decent team, as well as performances on the field, Hainesworth has been immense defensively. Chris Johnson has done excellently for a rookie, and Collins has done all you can ask of your 2nd choice QB. You can only beat whats put in front of you, and theyve done it thus far.
In the NFC however pre season picks like the cowboys have been very inconsistant as have the eagles who are strong on paper (I love McNabb) but have gotta win games like today
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on November 17, 2008, 11:53:30 AM
You are right about the cowboys being a flop and the eagles with all the talent they have need to beat the bengals, but the AFC is just so weak.

If the Titans were an NFC team, they surely wouldn't be 10-0.  The only decent NFC team they played was the Packers, who are decent, but hardly as good as the Giants or Redskins, and that game took them to OT.

We will see I guess, and like I said, I would love for them to go undefeated, but I just don't buy into any AFC team.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on November 17, 2008, 12:56:37 PM
I still can't see the Titans having a 16-0 record at the end of the season, they'll rest players and get beaten I think.

Thank God for the Villa result as the Bears didn't exactly cover themselves in glory.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on November 17, 2008, 01:18:11 PM
Quote from: "ADVILLAFAN"
I still can't see the Titans having a 16-0 record at the end of the season, they'll rest players and get beaten I think.

Thank God for the Villa result as the Bears didn't exactly cover themselves in glory.


I agree with this.

Once they make the playoffs, they will rest players so as not to injure them in the final 2 or 3 pointless games at the end.

This team, I don't think, is good enough to win those games with depth players, and I don't think they are dumb enough to play starters when the depth players aren't on the same level as the starters...


Again, would love to see it happen though...
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on November 17, 2008, 02:01:00 PM
Quote from: "pmarachi"
Quote from: "ADVILLAFAN"
I still can't see the Titans having a 16-0 record at the end of the season, they'll rest players and get beaten I think.

Thank God for the Villa result as the Bears didn't exactly cover themselves in glory.


I agree with this.

Once they make the playoffs, they will rest players so as not to injure them in the final 2 or 3 pointless games at the end.

This team, I don't think, is good enough to win those games with depth players, and I don't think they are dumb enough to play starters when the depth players aren't on the same level as the starters...


Again, would love to see it happen though...


If only to shut the bloody Dolphins up....
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on November 17, 2008, 02:17:09 PM
nobody besides the 72 Dolphins hold that record in any regard anyway.

It was a shorter season back then.

I like the Dolphins, and they are my AFC team I root for, but I could care less about this record.

I am REALLY glad the Patriots didn't break it though...

I wouldn't mind anyone esle breaking it though.

 Actually, there are a few teams I HATE...
this years Jets with Favre, Last years Pats, the Giants, The Cowboys, and the Steelers as long as Ben is there.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: usav on November 17, 2008, 02:42:42 PM
Quote from: "pmarachi"
and the Steelers as long as Ben is there.


Keep hating.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on November 17, 2008, 11:56:48 PM
Quote from: "usav"
Quote from: "pmarachi"
and the Steelers as long as Ben is there.


Keep hating.


I used to like the guy, but I heard he goes to eat and doesn't tip the waitress and says "I ate here... that should be tip enough", and the interviews I have read of his made me dislike him...
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Yeltzer on November 18, 2008, 08:43:05 PM
great win for the browns in OT last night. way to go, Randy.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on November 19, 2008, 01:00:09 AM
The browns are an upsetting franchise.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on November 22, 2008, 12:49:23 PM
Does anyone know any Detroit Lions fans? That must be hell. Every year they're dreadful, you'd think with good draft picks every year they should have been better by now.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on November 22, 2008, 01:08:40 PM
Quote from: "ADVILLAFAN"
Does anyone know any Detroit Lions fans? That must be hell. Every year they're dreadful, you'd think with good draft picks every year they should have been better by now.


No, actually I don't...


Football is weird in that a LOT of people don't root for the home market team, and since everyone loves football and not everyone has a home team you meet a lot of random fans.

I live in CT and we don't have a team, and so I meet TONS AND TONS of different fans...

But never met a Lions fan...

There are all sorts of rumors that they are going to leave Detroit, and they will probably end the year with the #1 draft pick.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on November 22, 2008, 01:22:16 PM
Quote from: "pmarachi"
Quote from: "ADVILLAFAN"
Does anyone know any Detroit Lions fans? That must be hell. Every year they're dreadful, you'd think with good draft picks every year they should have been better by now.


No, actually I don't...


Football is weird in that a LOT of people don't root for the home market team, and since everyone loves football and not everyone has a home team you meet a lot of random fans.

I live in CT and we don't have a team, and so I meet TONS AND TONS of different fans...

But never met a Lions fan...

There are all sorts of rumors that they are going to leave Detroit, and they will probably end the year with the #1 draft pick.


You'd think that the Patriots would be the team for people from Connecticut to support, but a lot of them seem to support the Bears there (not sad, but I go on those forums too....  8-[ )
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on November 22, 2008, 01:28:43 PM
eh...

The thing is, CT is split.  I live over 3 hours from Boston, and actually live closer to Philadelphia than Boston.

If you had to choose, the New York teams are closer to pretty much everyone in CT except for the top corner of the state.

(however, in Football, the two new york teams, the giants and jets don't play in new york, they play in New Jersey, which is such a joke!)

For instance, I live in CT, and work in NY, and the ride is about 20 minutes.

If I were to drive to Boston it would take over 3 hours.


Also, up until about 5 or 6 years ago, there were NO patriots fans, not even in Boston.  It is the ultimate front runners team.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on November 22, 2008, 01:32:40 PM
Quote from: "pmarachi"
eh...

The thing is, CT is split.  I live over 3 hours from Boston, and actually live closer to Philadelphia than Boston.

If you had to choose, the New York teams are closer to pretty much everyone in CT except for the top corner of the state.

(however, in Football, the two new york teams, the giants and jets don't play in new york, they play in New Jersey, which is such a joke!)

For instance, I live in CT, and work in NY, and the ride is about 20 minutes.

If I were to drive to Boston it would take over 3 hours.


Also, up until about 5 or 6 years ago, there were NO patriots fans, not even in Boston.  It is the ultimate front runners team.


Hah, I stand corrected!!  Don't the New York Red Bulls play in new jersey too?    Oh and 1985, kicked the Patriots arses
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on November 22, 2008, 01:49:52 PM
yeah, the redbulls play in jersey also, but I have to be honest, I have never heard anything about the redbulls.

I think the MLS final is going to be on TV this weekend though...

AT 3:30 pm!!!

Right during primetime football time.

WAY TO GO MLS!!!
Make sure no one watches AGAIN!!!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on November 22, 2008, 02:31:58 PM
Quote from: "ADVILLAFAN"
Quote from: "pmarachi"
eh...

The thing is, CT is split.  I live over 3 hours from Boston, and actually live closer to Philadelphia than Boston.

If you had to choose, the New York teams are closer to pretty much everyone in CT except for the top corner of the state.

(however, in Football, the two new york teams, the giants and jets don't play in new york, they play in New Jersey, which is such a joke!)

For instance, I live in CT, and work in NY, and the ride is about 20 minutes.

If I were to drive to Boston it would take over 3 hours.


Also, up until about 5 or 6 years ago, there were NO patriots fans, not even in Boston.  It is the ultimate front runners team.


Hah, I stand corrected!!  Don't the New York Red Bulls play in new jersey too?    Oh and 1985, kicked the Patriots arses


Yes, they share the Giants Stadium. I remember Agel moaning about the Astroturf last year (he'll be glad that Luton bastard kicked the bucket then!). I think they're moving to a "Soccer Specific Stadium" in the near future. Doubt it will be in NY proper though as there has been speculation of a second NY franchise in Queen's.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: CT on November 22, 2008, 10:34:12 PM
Oh Julie....

Oh Julie, where are you??

Tends to go a tad quiet when the Skins lose to The Boys at home..... :smt002
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on November 22, 2008, 11:46:15 PM
Quote from: "cdvillafan"
Quote from: "ADVILLAFAN"
Quote from: "pmarachi"
eh...

The thing is, CT is split.  I live over 3 hours from Boston, and actually live closer to Philadelphia than Boston.

If you had to choose, the New York teams are closer to pretty much everyone in CT except for the top corner of the state.

(however, in Football, the two new york teams, the giants and jets don't play in new york, they play in New Jersey, which is such a joke!)

For instance, I live in CT, and work in NY, and the ride is about 20 minutes.

If I were to drive to Boston it would take over 3 hours.


Also, up until about 5 or 6 years ago, there were NO patriots fans, not even in Boston.  It is the ultimate front runners team.


Hah, I stand corrected!!  Don't the New York Red Bulls play in new jersey too?    Oh and 1985, kicked the Patriots arses


Yes, they share the Giants Stadium. I remember Agel moaning about the Astroturf last year (he'll be glad that Luton bastard kicked the bucket then!). I think they're moving to a "Soccer Specific Stadium" in the near future. Doubt it will be in NY proper though as there has been speculation of a second NY franchise in Queen's.


yeah they are moving to a soccer stadium, but Giants stadium isn't turf...
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on November 23, 2008, 11:38:47 AM
Quote from: "pmarachi"
Quote from: "cdvillafan"
Quote from: "ADVILLAFAN"
Quote from: "pmarachi"
eh...

The thing is, CT is split.  I live over 3 hours from Boston, and actually live closer to Philadelphia than Boston.

If you had to choose, the New York teams are closer to pretty much everyone in CT except for the top corner of the state.

(however, in Football, the two new york teams, the giants and jets don't play in new york, they play in New Jersey, which is such a joke!)

For instance, I live in CT, and work in NY, and the ride is about 20 minutes.

If I were to drive to Boston it would take over 3 hours.


Also, up until about 5 or 6 years ago, there were NO patriots fans, not even in Boston.  It is the ultimate front runners team.


Hah, I stand corrected!!  Don't the New York Red Bulls play in new jersey too?    Oh and 1985, kicked the Patriots arses


Yes, they share the Giants Stadium. I remember Agel moaning about the Astroturf last year (he'll be glad that Luton bastard kicked the bucket then!). I think they're moving to a "Soccer Specific Stadium" in the near future. Doubt it will be in NY proper though as there has been speculation of a second NY franchise in Queen's.


yeah they are moving to a soccer stadium, but Giants stadium isn't turf...


Angel was moaning more about the fact that it had American Football lines on the pitch. We kinda support the Red Bulls purely because he plays for them, great bloke.

Oh, and if we don't beat the Rams today I think we can safely say Da Bears won't get into the playoffs.    Who would of thought a few years ago that the Cardinals would be sailing into the playoffs....
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on November 23, 2008, 01:36:41 PM
The cardinals are not a bad team.  They would be even better if they didn't play any 1pm games on the east coast.

So far this year, teams maing the west to east trip for the 1pm games, with the 3 hour time change are 0-12...

0 -12!!!!

So NO west coast team has won their game on the east coast at 1pm!!!

Which is WILD.

The bears have a lot of work to do, but they should be able to easily beat the Rams.

The rams suck...
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on November 23, 2008, 01:48:16 PM
Quote from: "pmarachi"
The cardinals are not a bad team.  They would be even better if they didn't play any 1pm games on the east coast.

So far this year, teams maing the west to east trip for the 1pm games, with the 3 hour time change are 0-12...

0 -12!!!!

So NO west coast team has won their game on the east coast at 1pm!!!

Which is WILD.

The bears have a lot of work to do, but they should be able to easily beat the Rams.

The rams suck...


This is what I was thinking. We're not great, but they're rubbish. If we can win another 3-4 games then we can make the playoffs (NFC North isn't exactly amazing). [/b]
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: usav on November 23, 2008, 02:51:10 PM
Quote from: "pmarachi"
So far this year, teams maing the west to east trip for the 1pm games, with the 3 hour time change are 0-12...

0 -12!!!!

So NO west coast team has won their game on the east coast at 1pm!!!

Which is WILD.


I think it's more to do with the fact all the West Coast teams suck....Arizona aside.....maybe.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on November 23, 2008, 03:00:46 PM
Well let's see.

If you hope that the NFC east canabilizes itself you may have a wild card chance.

you have to keep in mind that if you don't win that division, all of the teams in the nfc east and south are above .500 (I am pretty sure...)

And you have already gotten your guarantees out of the way.  2 Wins against the lions, and the win against the westbrook-less eagles, so there are no more gimme games, and BOTH the packers and the vikings have one left against the Lions.

My prediction is that GB takes the north, and the bears and vikings fight it out.

I have to be honest, but with Devin Hester (one of my favs from the U) playing like rubbish, and not a stong QB with Orton, I think that even if they finish ahead of the vikings they need to hope for a small miracle in the NFC east and NFC south to get that wild card spot.  The NFC east teams finish strong, and last year 3 of the 4 teams made the playoffs.  They need either the cowboys or the skins to blow it.  Also, the NFC south is no joke this season.

and lets see the schedule...

They can win 4 out of the next 6, which is a good thing.

I guess that is the fun part...

Waiting to see what happens.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on November 23, 2008, 03:02:17 PM
Quote from: "usav"
Quote from: "pmarachi"
So far this year, teams maing the west to east trip for the 1pm games, with the 3 hour time change are 0-12...

0 -12!!!!

So NO west coast team has won their game on the east coast at 1pm!!!

Which is WILD.


I think it's more to do with the fact all the West Coast teams suck....Arizona aside.....maybe.

I don't now...

In gerneral they aren't as good, but 0-12 for teams making that trip?

It is kind of a glaring statistic, isn't it?
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: sali,salifou on November 23, 2008, 08:57:06 PM
dammit titans
got battered by the jets
not of massive importance as should still have full home field advantedge in play offs looking at the run in
be interesting how we respond though
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Yeltzer on November 23, 2008, 09:23:29 PM
browns lost 16-6. to the bloody Texans. at home. arse.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on November 24, 2008, 12:46:57 AM
I dont even want to talk about this week...

Not at all...
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: sali,salifou on November 24, 2008, 11:20:00 AM
Quote from: "pmarachi"
I dont even want to talk about this week...

Not at all...


my mates an eagles fan as well
i think he may need professional help
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on November 24, 2008, 12:53:12 PM
Quote from: "Yeltzer"
browns lost 16-6. to the bloody Texans. at home. arse.


Yes, not good when the Texans beat your team comfortably. Can't believe how rubbish the Chargers are this year.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: avfcpg on November 24, 2008, 03:05:36 PM
My god the Raiders turned up this week...or Denver didn't as the case may be. Just need 6 straight wins and we may be back in it !!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on November 25, 2008, 11:46:42 AM
Quote from: "sali,salifou"
Quote from: "pmarachi"
I dont even want to talk about this week...

Not at all...


my mates an eagles fan as well
i think he may need professional help


It just doesn't makes sense...

3 days later and I am still trying to wrap my head around what happened.

We are running the WORST, and I mean the WORST plays possible.

We are down by 3 points... THREE POINTS at the half.

ONLY 3 points!!! this was a MUCH MORE THAN WINNABLE GAME!!!!
What do they do?

PULL THE QUARTERBACK!!!!  the FIVE TIME PROBOWL QB!!!


They essentially mailed the season in!

This was a must win game.

THEY HAD A WINNING RECORD!!!

What the hell is Andy Reid thinking!  He is listening too much to the fans and trying to make everyone happy.

The QB they put, that Kevin Kolb out of Houston has never had significant minutes in an NFL game (or a big time college game for that matter) and gets blown away!!!

They decided to start REBUILDING in the middle of a WINNING SEASON!!!!

The new QB sucks and gets BLOWN OUT.

Why? not because he sucks (which he does), but because they run the EXACT SAME PLAYS THAT HAVEN'T WORKED ALL YEAR!!!!


THEN YESTERDAY AFTER THEY HAD PRETTY MUCH GIVEN UP ON THE SEASON THE YEAR BEFORE. THEY DECIDE TO START DONOVAN AGAIN!!!

AFTER THEY HAD THROWN AWAY THE SEASON BY LOSING THAT MUST WIN GAME!!!!


I just can't get my head around this...

What is this world coming to!?!?!?!?
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on November 25, 2008, 12:51:32 PM
Wasn't Andy Reid recently voted the worst Head Coach in the NFL, just ahead of the Charger's Head Coach??
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: sali,salifou on November 25, 2008, 04:44:29 PM
Quote from: "pmarachi"
Quote from: "sali,salifou"
Quote from: "pmarachi"
I dont even want to talk about this week...

Not at all...


my mates an eagles fan as well
i think he may need professional help


It just doesn't makes sense...

3 days later and I am still trying to wrap my head around what happened.

We are running the WORST, and I mean the WORST plays possible.

We are down by 3 points... THREE POINTS at the half.

ONLY 3 points!!! this was a MUCH MORE THAN WINNABLE GAME!!!!
What do they do?

PULL THE QUARTERBACK!!!!  the FIVE TIME PROBOWL QB!!!


They essentially mailed the season in!

This was a must win game.

THEY HAD A WINNING RECORD!!!

What the hell is Andy Reid thinking!  He is listening too much to the fans and trying to make everyone happy.

The QB they put, that Kevin Kolb out of Houston has never had significant minutes in an NFL game (or a big time college game for that matter) and gets blown away!!!

They decided to start REBUILDING in the middle of a WINNING SEASON!!!!

The new QB sucks and gets BLOWN OUT.

Why? not because he sucks (which he does), but because they run the EXACT SAME PLAYS THAT HAVEN'T WORKED ALL YEAR!!!!


THEN YESTERDAY AFTER THEY HAD PRETTY MUCH GIVEN UP ON THE SEASON THE YEAR BEFORE. THEY DECIDE TO START DONOVAN AGAIN!!!

AFTER THEY HAD THROWN AWAY THE SEASON BY LOSING THAT MUST WIN GAME!!!!


I just can't get my head around this...

What is this world coming to!?!?!?!?



i was at work sunday night so my mate was txting me updates on eagles and titans
it turned into a catalogue of andy reid hatred
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on November 25, 2008, 11:05:14 PM
Quote from: "sali,salifou"
Quote from: "pmarachi"
Quote from: "sali,salifou"
Quote from: "pmarachi"
I dont even want to talk about this week...

Not at all...


my mates an eagles fan as well
i think he may need professional help


It just doesn't makes sense...

3 days later and I am still trying to wrap my head around what happened.

We are running the WORST, and I mean the WORST plays possible.

We are down by 3 points... THREE POINTS at the half.

ONLY 3 points!!! this was a MUCH MORE THAN WINNABLE GAME!!!!
What do they do?

PULL THE QUARTERBACK!!!!  the FIVE TIME PROBOWL QB!!!


They essentially mailed the season in!

This was a must win game.

THEY HAD A WINNING RECORD!!!

What the hell is Andy Reid thinking!  He is listening too much to the fans and trying to make everyone happy.

The QB they put, that Kevin Kolb out of Houston has never had significant minutes in an NFL game (or a big time college game for that matter) and gets blown away!!!

They decided to start REBUILDING in the middle of a WINNING SEASON!!!!

The new QB sucks and gets BLOWN OUT.

Why? not because he sucks (which he does), but because they run the EXACT SAME PLAYS THAT HAVEN'T WORKED ALL YEAR!!!!


THEN YESTERDAY AFTER THEY HAD PRETTY MUCH GIVEN UP ON THE SEASON THE YEAR BEFORE. THEY DECIDE TO START DONOVAN AGAIN!!!

AFTER THEY HAD THROWN AWAY THE SEASON BY LOSING THAT MUST WIN GAME!!!!


I just can't get my head around this...

What is this world coming to!?!?!?!?



i was at work sunday night so my mate was txting me updates on eagles and titans
it turned into a catalogue of andy reid hatred


We were lucky, played them with westbrook out injured - he is the eagles main weapon. NFC East is probably the toughest there is.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on December 01, 2008, 11:36:52 AM
What a weird week.

The Jet's lose (which should finally shut up all of the NEW Jet's fans that popped up this year), and Green Bay lost! Which I can't believe, because I am rooting for the kid.
Also, I hate the Patriots, but my new hate of the jet's and brett favre may be greater.

also, the best QB in the league, New Orleans Drew Brees threw three interceptions.  He didn't get benched either.  It must be nice to have a competent coach.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on December 05, 2008, 12:41:28 AM
sorry avfcpg, but I looked at which game was on TV tonight and was none too thrilled to see that it was the Raiders against the Chargers.

Still - Chicago Bears next Thursday (technically Friday)  \:D/
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on December 05, 2008, 01:30:55 AM
I will be at the Eagles/Browns Monday night game in Philly on Dec 15th!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on December 05, 2008, 12:50:54 PM
Quote from: "pmarachi"
I will be at the Eagles/Browns Monday night game in Philly on Dec 15th!


Come on Cleveland!!

Never been to a game - hopefully I'll win the lottery and remedy that soon - enojy the game
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on December 05, 2008, 01:04:19 PM
fight eagles fight/ on the road to victory/ fight eagles fight/ score a touchdown 1-2-3/ hit em low/ hit em high/ and watch those eagles fly/ fight eagles fight/

E-A-G-L-E-S eagles!



If you do come to the states to see a game, start saving money now.  

Every football game sells out, and if you are coming for a game, you are probably coming to one of the major cities ie. Philly, New York, Chicago, Boston  (not Clevo) etc. and those tickets cost a bunch.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: avfcpg on December 05, 2008, 04:21:59 PM
Quote from: "ADVILLAFAN"
sorry avfcpg, but I looked at which game was on TV tonight and was none too thrilled to see that it was the Raiders against the Chargers.

Still - Chicago Bears next Thursday (technically Friday)  \:D/


I stupidly started watching it at some unearthly time this morning...switched it off and recorded the rest part way through the 2nd quarter...woeful. Don't think I will bother watching the recording somehow...

About time AL sold up or at least got a coach in that can put a decent defence together...
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: sali,salifou on December 08, 2008, 12:38:40 AM
well that was quite a day
eagles beat giants, comfortably
and as for the steelers, well looks like they were watchin villa earlier the way they ended
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on December 08, 2008, 11:32:53 AM
What a GREAT day for sports!!!

Villa wins in a dramatic amazing fashion.

My Eagles beat the giants in the Annual White Trash Super Bowl!!!!!!!

The dolphins (my favorite afc team) wins!

The Jets lose!
The Cowboys Lose!


WHAT A DAY!!!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: CT on December 08, 2008, 01:12:30 PM
I feared the worst when Wade Phillips was punching the air with delight after the Steelers missed the first field-goal.  #-o

Thought the Cowboys D did really well to be fair but offensively it looks like we've blown it again. I said in the summer not to believe the hype and it looks like it will be true.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: usav on December 08, 2008, 03:41:01 PM
Massive win for the Steelers yesterday.  God, if only we had an offences, we would be nailed on certanties for the Superbowl.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: CT on December 08, 2008, 04:21:25 PM
Quote
Massive win for the Steelers yesterday. God, if only we had an offences, we would be nailed on certanties for the Superbowl.


Maybe we could swap QB's?!  :smt002

On another note, it looked a tad chilly in Steeler country yesterday!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: usav on December 08, 2008, 05:05:34 PM
Quote from: "CT"
On another note, it looked a tad chilly in Steeler country yesterday!


Yes it was and still is.   -12c at game time.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on December 09, 2008, 12:20:27 AM
I think the steelers are still a lock for the SB, unless the Titans are really as good as they seem...

But, USAV, I would put the steelers as my pick in the big game.

I would also put the Giants in the SB, but the Panthers could provide a little entertainment and they have been slept on so far...


But it doesn't matter, because the EAGLES won the White Trash Super Bowl, and the rights to the Jersey Turnpike and the Vince Lombardi Rest Area off the ext!!!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on December 09, 2008, 07:30:17 PM
The Steelers look very impressive on Defence I agree. Got a few weapons on Offence too.

Would just settle for da Bears making the playoffs - no chance of us getting to the Superbowl, but at least the Packers look dead and buried for this year.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on December 10, 2008, 12:15:49 PM
Quote from: "ADVILLAFAN"
The Steelers look very impressive on Defence I agree. Got a few weapons on Offence too.

Would just settle for da Bears making the playoffs - no chance of us getting to the Superbowl, but at least the Packers look dead and buried for this year.


I don't think the playoffs are in the future either.

Too many teams with better records in the wild card race and you have a tough remaining schedule.
I am not sure off the top of my head, but I know you still have the Saints.

But hey, you never know...
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: sali,salifou on December 10, 2008, 12:44:28 PM
so come on then pmarachi, are your boys gonna make the playoffs?
bit of momentum, dallas with a tough run in, you guys have a shot
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on December 10, 2008, 12:49:57 PM
Quote from: "pmarachi"
Quote from: "ADVILLAFAN"
The Steelers look very impressive on Defence I agree. Got a few weapons on Offence too.

Would just settle for da Bears making the playoffs - no chance of us getting to the Superbowl, but at least the Packers look dead and buried for this year.


I don't think the playoffs are in the future either.

Too many teams with better records in the wild card race and you have a tough remaining schedule.
I am not sure off the top of my head, but I know you still have the Saints.

But hey, you never know...


We have the Saints on Thursday and then the Packers after that - no chance of a Wild Card, we have to win the NFC North.

Steelers will be in the playoffs
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: sali,salifou on December 10, 2008, 12:53:59 PM
Quote from: "ADVILLAFAN"
Quote from: "pmarachi"
Quote from: "ADVILLAFAN"
The Steelers look very impressive on Defence I agree. Got a few weapons on Offence too.

Would just settle for da Bears making the playoffs - no chance of us getting to the Superbowl, but at least the Packers look dead and buried for this year.


I don't think the playoffs are in the future either.

Too many teams with better records in the wild card race and you have a tough remaining schedule.
I am not sure off the top of my head, but I know you still have the Saints.

But hey, you never know...


We have the Saints on Thursday and then the Packers after that - no chance of a Wild Card, we have to win the NFC North.

Steelers will be in the playoffs


saints and packers are very beatable
can't see the vikings missing out though
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on December 11, 2008, 11:04:58 AM
Quote from: "sali,salifou"
so come on then pmarachi, are your boys gonna make the playoffs?
bit of momentum, dallas with a tough run in, you guys have a shot



hahaha

I am a fan so I am going to say YES! WE ARE!!!!


Going to the game in Philly on Monday.





(but if you were betting your lunch money, I wouldn't bet on it)
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on December 11, 2008, 11:06:49 AM
Quote from: "sali,salifou"
Quote from: "ADVILLAFAN"
Quote from: "pmarachi"
Quote from: "ADVILLAFAN"
The Steelers look very impressive on Defence I agree. Got a few weapons on Offence too.

Would just settle for da Bears making the playoffs - no chance of us getting to the Superbowl, but at least the Packers look dead and buried for this year.


I don't think the playoffs are in the future either.

Too many teams with better records in the wild card race and you have a tough remaining schedule.
I am not sure off the top of my head, but I know you still have the Saints.

But hey, you never know...


We have the Saints on Thursday and then the Packers after that - no chance of a Wild Card, we have to win the NFC North.

Steelers will be in the playoffs


saints and packers are very beatable
can't see the vikings missing out though


The saint's are beatable, but with Brees, you never know what they can do.  It's not like playing the 49ers, where you are confident of a win.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on December 11, 2008, 12:50:25 PM
Or the Lions = 2 wins a season :-D
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: sali,salifou on December 11, 2008, 01:45:41 PM
Quote from: "pmarachi"
Quote from: "sali,salifou"
Quote from: "ADVILLAFAN"
Quote from: "pmarachi"
Quote from: "ADVILLAFAN"
The Steelers look very impressive on Defence I agree. Got a few weapons on Offence too.

Would just settle for da Bears making the playoffs - no chance of us getting to the Superbowl, but at least the Packers look dead and buried for this year.


I don't think the playoffs are in the future either.

Too many teams with better records in the wild card race and you have a tough remaining schedule.
I am not sure off the top of my head, but I know you still have the Saints.

But hey, you never know...


We have the Saints on Thursday and then the Packers after that - no chance of a Wild Card, we have to win the NFC North.

Steelers will be in the playoffs


saints and packers are very beatable
can't see the vikings missing out though


The saint's are beatable, but with Brees, you never know what they can do.  It's not like playing the 49ers, where you are confident of a win.


try telling that to the jets
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Comrade Blitz on December 11, 2008, 01:59:19 PM
The post-Katrina NFL and NCAA giveaway of wins to the Saints and LSU is over - they have to compete on a level playing field now because nobody feels sorry for them anymore.

a playoff spot would flatter the Birds too much.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on December 11, 2008, 06:02:36 PM
Isn't the weather supposed to be dreadful for tonight's game  [-o<

Snow/ Gail force winds usually seem to help us
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Comrade Blitz on December 11, 2008, 07:10:18 PM
Da Bears:

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Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on December 12, 2008, 12:37:13 AM
Quote from: "jkreejoh"
The post-Katrina NFL and NCAA giveaway of wins to the Saints and LSU is over - they have to compete on a level playing field now because nobody feels sorry for them anymore.



This doesn't really even make sense...

the players aren't from New Orleans, and don'teven live there...

Who "let" them win?

The giants who "let" the saints play a home game AT GIANTS STADIUM?!?!?!


If anything, the other teams took advantage of the situation, and used it against them...



(which they are perfectly allowed to do)
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on December 12, 2008, 12:38:10 AM
I hope the Titans win the AFC, but I REALLY hope the Dolphins finish with a better record than the Jets.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Comrade Blitz on December 12, 2008, 01:44:42 AM
Quote from: "pmarachi"
Quote from: "jkreejoh"
The post-Katrina NFL and NCAA giveaway of wins to the Saints and LSU is over - they have to compete on a level playing field now because nobody feels sorry for them anymore.


This doesn't really even make sense...
the players aren't from New Orleans, and don'teven live there...
Who "let" them win?
The giants who "let" the saints play a home game AT GIANTS STADIUM?!?!?!
If anything, the other teams took advantage of the situation, and used it against them...
(which they are perfectly allowed to do)


yeah - nothing in sport is ever fixed. Ever heard of the Pete Rozelle plan for the NFL?
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on December 12, 2008, 10:54:57 AM
Quote from: "jkreejoh"
Quote from: "pmarachi"
Quote from: "jkreejoh"
The post-Katrina NFL and NCAA giveaway of wins to the Saints and LSU is over - they have to compete on a level playing field now because nobody feels sorry for them anymore.


This doesn't really even make sense...
the players aren't from New Orleans, and don'teven live there...
Who "let" them win?
The giants who "let" the saints play a home game AT GIANTS STADIUM?!?!?!
If anything, the other teams took advantage of the situation, and used it against them...
(which they are perfectly allowed to do)


yeah - nothing in sport is ever fixed. Ever heard of the Pete Rozelle plan for the NFL?


hey man, I got to be honest...

nothing was fixed for the saints.

They only won 3 games...


Here is  little Bio:

Quote
The 2005 New Orleans Saints season began with the season trying to improve from their 8-8 record from 2004. The Saints played 2 pre-season games in the Louisiana Superdome before being forced to evacuate New Orleans due to Hurricane Katrina. They played the rest of the season on the road, splitting their games between their temporary headquarters at San Antonio's Alamodome, and LSU's Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, and even playing their first home game at Giants Stadium. The season ended with the firing of Jim Haslett.



They went 8-8 the year before and only won 3 games the Katrina year.

This team has one of the best QB's, and can't win.

Hey, I love a good football discussion, but your comment didn't make any sense....

Unless the games were fixed to give the saints an unfair advantage to LOSE...
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: sali,salifou on December 14, 2008, 10:00:58 PM
i love my titans
but i think our weaknesses are becomin clear
texans are a decent team but could of done with winning to secure homefield
afc champ loss to pittsburg i reckon
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: avfcpg on December 15, 2008, 12:06:38 AM
Raiders scored 20..shock horror..but NE on 49 and counting...battered with 6 to go...
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on December 15, 2008, 12:24:47 PM
Browns on TV tonight - yeah shabba

on the downside Da Bears need a miracle to win the NFC North after the cardinals didn't show up against the Vikings. (Falcons is a tricky game mind).

Wouldn't bet against the Steelers for the AFC.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on December 15, 2008, 01:35:06 PM
Quote from: "ADVILLAFAN"
Browns on TV tonight - .


I will be at this game in Philly!!!


Also, did anyone notice that the Jets, who everyone thought was so good, finally broke their losing streak with a last minute win against the HORRIBLE Bills playing with a backup QB?!?!?!?
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on December 15, 2008, 01:36:27 PM
Quote from: "sali,salifou"
i love my titans
but i think our weaknesses are becomin clear
texans are a decent team but could of done with winning to secure homefield
afc champ loss to pittsburg i reckon


The Titans will still win the onference.  It is good they got a lose or two out of the way.  They are already playing lie champs.  This lose will slam them back to earth and they will improve.

If the Dolphins don't make the playoffs, I will root for the Titans with you.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on December 16, 2008, 02:29:37 PM
Bet you enjoyed the game last night then.

Every time the Browns would run their first down, have they never heard of play action?? Also they apparently didn't realise that the Eagles blitz a lot - screen plays would have been useful, anything rathar than 3 and long with no protection for the quarter-back.

No wonder Romeo is getting the sack.

Rant over.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on December 16, 2008, 04:25:14 PM
Quote from: "ADVILLAFAN"
Bet you enjoyed the game last night then.

Every time the Browns would run their first down, have they never heard of play action?? Also they apparently didn't realise that the Eagles blitz a lot - screen plays would have been useful, anything rathar than 3 and long with no protection for the quarter-back.

No wonder Romeo is getting the sack.

Rant over.


Well, they were playing with a 3rd string QB.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on December 16, 2008, 04:26:54 PM
I watched until about midway through the Third Quarter and didn't think he played that badly though. (Crosey his name??).

Westbrook was all over the place as usual - great player
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on December 17, 2008, 11:34:27 AM
Brett Favre made the Pro-Bowl?!?!?!

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on December 21, 2008, 06:54:40 PM
steelers vs. titans.

this is a big game on this thread...

I kind of like both teams, but I promised Sali, Salifou that I would root for the Titans...
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: sali,salifou on December 21, 2008, 09:46:02 PM
Quote from: "pmarachi"
steelers vs. titans.

this is a big game on this thread...

I kind of like both teams, but I promised Sali, Salifou that I would root for the Titans...


haha cheers mate

im stunned! without our best player we put in our best performance of the season. Jones came in for hainesworth and was superb, showing the weakness in the steelers offensive line, absolutely brilliant! Collins had a solid game, and some risky 4th down calls paid off, 4 turnovers to none and the 4th quarter comeback from the steelers never happened.
Shocked me, who knows how far we can go?
Backing the steelers for you now pmarachi, one of my best mates is an eagles fan as well, chargers beating the buccs is massive for you! looks like you might come into the playoffs on fire!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: sali,salifou on December 22, 2008, 12:29:55 AM
ah gutted for you pmarchi! never really got going
not over yet i guess, but need raiders to beat buccs
raiders were quite impressive today though to beat in form texans
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: avfcpg on December 22, 2008, 12:54:14 AM
Quote from: "sali,salifou"
ah gutted for you pmarchi! never really got going
not over yet i guess, but need raiders to beat buccs
raiders were quite impressive today though to beat in form texans


Yea not sure where they got that from...something to cheer at last...
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on December 22, 2008, 11:33:33 AM
it's a shame the eagles didn't want to make the playoffs, or cath the ball yesterday...

bastards.

When I was a kid, I loved Warren Moon, and had his Oilers jersey, so I am rooting for the titans.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: sali,salifou on December 22, 2008, 12:26:56 PM
Yer DeSean really should have held that one in the 4th, could have all been different
and suddenly the bears are in with a shout
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on December 22, 2008, 12:52:36 PM
Quote from: "sali,salifou"
Yer DeSean really should have held that one in the 4th, could have all been different
and suddenly the bears are in with a shout


Please God let us beat the Packers - a lot depends on how strong a side the Giants put out against the Vikings.

Thought the Titans would lose that game, I was shocked by the scoreline
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: sali,salifou on December 22, 2008, 12:58:04 PM
Quote from: "ADVILLAFAN"
Quote from: "sali,salifou"
Yer DeSean really should have held that one in the 4th, could have all been different
and suddenly the bears are in with a shout


Please God let us beat the Packers - a lot depends on how strong a side the Giants put out against the Vikings.

Thought the Titans would lose that game, I was shocked by the scoreline


I was shocked as well! Especially without hainsworth
two wins though and you're in with a wildcard shout from nowhere
going to be an intriging last sunday, rooting for you guys, really like the look of Forte.
Chargers have come from nowhere as well, broncos trying to give it away
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on December 23, 2008, 11:06:15 AM
Quote from: "ADVILLAFAN"


Please God let us beat the Packers -[/quote]

I CAN'T BELIEVE THAT GAME LAST NIGHT?!?!?!?!

THE ONE TIME I NEED THE PACKERS TO WIN!!!!

WTF!!!!!

as much as I wanted/needed the packers to win, I can't lie and say it wasn't a GREAT watch.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Yeltzer on December 23, 2008, 12:59:19 PM
Looks like Randy might have to give The Browns' General Manager the boot - losing streak of 5 and no offensive touchdowns for 2 games - useless.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on December 23, 2008, 01:05:45 PM
I stayed up until 5am watching us somehow beat the Packers. Got up for work at 7.15am!  :smt015

Can see us beating the Texans and the Vikings beating the Giants. Then we'd have to hope for a Wildcard spot (unlikely).
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on December 24, 2008, 01:49:40 AM
DA BEARS!!! Roll on next Sunday now come on you Bears, Giants, Raiders and Eagles let's get Chicago back in the playoffs where we (don't) belong!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on December 24, 2008, 02:33:03 AM
Quote from: "Yeltzer"
Looks like Randy might have to give The Browns' General Manager the boot - losing streak of 5 and no offensive touchdowns for 2 games - useless.


Looks like Randy needs to sell that team...

They have actually gotten worse over the last year.  What a shame...
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on December 24, 2008, 08:55:21 AM
Romeo Crenell looks resigned to his fate, never seems to care when you see him at games. They're talking about getting that bloke who was with the Steelers. Forget his name, but he has an enormous jaw.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: CT on December 24, 2008, 05:28:41 PM
That Chicago game was a cracker!

Anyway, here's hoping Tony Romo and his fellow circus acts somehow gel together as a team and give the Eagles a whipping on their patch!  [-o<

With the Cowboys "December record" I won't hold my breath though!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on December 24, 2008, 06:53:16 PM
Quote from: "CT"
That Chicago game was a cracker!

Anyway, here's hoping Tony Romo and his fellow circus acts somehow gel together as a team and give the Eagles a whipping on their patch!  [-o<

With the Cowboys "December record" I won't hold my breath though!




Tony Romo is the new Brett Favre, everyone seems to love him, but he just isn't that good...
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: CT on December 26, 2008, 03:57:14 PM
I wouldn't say everyone loves Romo.

What I would say is he's still actually a relative newcomer in terms of NFL starts but often his stats, esp at this time of the season, don't look so good. Trouble is, when you get a contract like he got, people want instant results.

Sometimes against the pass rush the Cowboys D have been like statues - the Ravens game being a case in point where he got a battering.

The Eagles game is huge for him. Playing in a stadium full of fans who want the Cowboys to fail more than most and trying to keep the circus ship afloat at the same time. Not easy. I'd take a scrappy win right now!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on December 26, 2008, 11:21:14 PM
Romo is on a team that has not won a playoff game in 12 years.

He is a newcomer, but he is almost considered a "savior" of sorts.

He is slightly better than mediocore at best, much like Brett Favre, and the media LOVE him just like they love Brett Favre.

Even if they beat the Eagles, and do well in the playoffs (which I doubt they will), it won't be because of Romo, it will probably be more or less in spite of Tony Romo...

I like the guy, he seems like a good guy.  Takes homeless guys to the movies, changes peoples tires on the highway... etc etc etc...

But I can't get the image of him dropping snaps in the endzone out of my head...
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: sali,salifou on December 29, 2008, 12:38:42 AM
Wow
Eagles
WOW
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on December 29, 2008, 09:40:25 AM
I still cant believe it.

It's 4:30 am here and I can't sleep at all...

I am TOO excited still.

First Oakland Wins (stipulation #1)

Then the texans actually win (stipulation #2)

Then the eagles dont just win, but KILL the Tony Romo and the cowboys

WOW



Romo=Favre

you heard it here first...
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on December 29, 2008, 10:49:29 AM
I am still in disbelief.
Still haven't slept...

that win may be my number 2 sports moment of the year.

1)Villa: Young's 2nd goal against Everton
2)Eagles:  KILLING THE COWBOYS
3)Eagles: Beating the giants
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on December 29, 2008, 01:04:02 PM
Quote from: "pmarachi"
I still cant believe it.

It's 4:30 am here and I can't sleep at all...

I am TOO excited still.

First Oakland Wins (stipulation #1)

Then the texans actually win (stipulation #2)

Then the eagles dont just win, but KILL the Tony Romo and the cowboys

WOW



Romo=Favre

you heard it here first...


grumble grumble - there's always next year, we didn't want to make the play-offs and wanted a better draft pick, grumble grumble  ](*,)

I don't want the Colts, Dolphins or the Vikings to win. Glad that the Cowboys and the Patriots didn't make it.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: CT on December 29, 2008, 08:15:19 PM
The Eagles didn't "kill" anybody - I think you'll find the Cowboys managed to kill themselves quite easily.

A team of old age pensioners with various joint problems would have put 44 points on that sorry excuse for a team.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on December 29, 2008, 09:53:02 PM
Quote from: "CT"
The Eagles didn't "kill" anybody -


yes they did.  They killed the cowboys.  They beat up Romo all day, and every time Owens was about to get the ball he heard footsteps.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: sali,salifou on January 05, 2009, 10:45:34 AM
Chargers-immense
Ravens-awesome DE
Cardinals-average, up against a below par falcons
Eagles-good de, not great on offense



thats the weekend done

Chargers for the superbowl?
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on January 05, 2009, 11:50:53 AM
Quote from: "sali,salifou"
Chargers-immense
Ravens-awesome DE
Cardinals-average, up against a below par falcons
Eagles-good de, not great on offense



thats the weekend done

Chargers for the superbowl?


anything is possible, but I doubt that the chargers can make the big dance.

I would say TN or Pitt from the AFC

and the EAGLES in the NFC!!!


(no, seriously, I would say Pitt vs. the Giants, Giants by 6)
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: sali,salifou on January 05, 2009, 12:36:40 PM
Interesting that for the whole season the NFC has been seen as stronger but for me the AFC looks a lot better for me now.
4 teams with genuine superbowl chances I reckon. Even with a rookie QB, the ravens look to have a defense good enough for a shout.
Nice to see the Colts and peyton put in their place on saturday, and that was without LT.

Im gonna say Giants, chargers, giants by 4
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: usav on January 05, 2009, 01:17:28 PM
It's going to be an all PA Superbowl - you read it hee first!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on January 06, 2009, 11:44:32 AM
Quote from: "sali,salifou"
Interesting that for the whole season the NFC has been seen as stronger but for me the AFC looks a lot better for me now.
4 teams with genuine superbowl chances I reckon. Even with a rookie QB, the ravens look to have a defense good enough for a shout.
Nice to see the Colts and peyton put in their place on saturday, and that was without LT.

Im gonna say Giants, chargers, giants by 4


not a bad call, Rivers looks REALLY good all of a sudden, and I think it would be cool to see him beat up Eli Manning.  

That would mean that manning, Roe3thlensburgzzer and Rivers all won Superbowls.



(But I am still hoping the eagles win...)
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on January 07, 2009, 11:24:28 AM
Looks like the Browns are about to sign that Jet's hot mess...

Hopefully Mangini will be better for Clevo than he was for New Jersey...





(I doubt it though, the guy coached an all star team this year)
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: sali,salifou on January 09, 2009, 11:58:38 AM
Predictions for the weekend then guys?
Hate to say it but i see ravens beating the titans.
Chargers to beat steelers
eagles to beat Giants
Panthers to absolutely batter the cardinals
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on January 09, 2009, 12:17:30 PM
Just a reminder that the NFL Wembley tix are on sale today.

Predictions

Ed & Ray over the Oilers
Steelers over Bolts
Eagles over Manning Jr.
Oh Carolina over the Chicago>St Louis>Phoenix>Arizona Cardinals

And congrats to Tim Tebow and the Florida Gators, your BCS National Champions
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on January 09, 2009, 12:21:53 PM
Quote from: "UK Redsox"

And congrats to Tim Tebow and the Florida Gators, your BCS National Champions


not MY bcs champions...

They never played Utah...
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on January 09, 2009, 12:29:23 PM
Quote from: "sali,salifou"
Predictions for the weekend then guys?


I am going to go with the Titans over the Ravens.  I don't think Flacco is going to duplicate his last week performance, and I love Ed Reed and everything, but I do think it's funny that ESPN suddenly loves the guy. Titans

I hope the cardinals beat the Panthers, but with no Boldin, I don't think I see that happening. Panthers

I think the steelers win.  I wouldn't get too hyped up over Ben's concussion, but on the flip side, Rivers is HOT right now... This may be a pick.

And the big game.  I think the giants are the better team, but Plax, AKA the thorn in the eagles side is not playing, and although Jacobs is good, he is not an every down back.  On the other hand, McNabb is playing for his career (which I don't agree with, since I love the guy, but fact is fact), ad Westbrook is a giant killer, who despite seeing the giants twice a year they still don't have an answer for him.  I don't believe in Eli Manning, which is to say he is a good quarterback in a system that works well for him and works well for Jacobs. I could go with the giants as the easy pick, but I can't think my team is gona lose. Eagles.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: usav on January 09, 2009, 12:50:37 PM
I managed to get a ticket for the Steelers Chargers game!!  Really can't wait - even though the weather forecast is 20F, with snow showers.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: sali,salifou on January 09, 2009, 12:53:32 PM
Quote from: "UK Redsox"
Just a reminder that the NFL Wembley tix are on sale today.



Only the club seats today, over hundred quid a pop
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: sali,salifou on January 09, 2009, 12:54:47 PM
Quote from: "pmarachi"
Quote from: "sali,salifou"
Predictions for the weekend then guys?


I am going to go with the Titans over the Ravens.  I don't think Flacco is going to duplicate his last week performance, and I love Ed Reed and everything, but I do think it's funny that ESPN suddenly loves the guy. Titans



Its going to be utterly brutal
Low scoring, plenty of turnovers
I cant wait!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on January 09, 2009, 12:59:28 PM
Quote from: "usav"
I managed to get a ticket for the Steelers Chargers game!!  Really can't wait - even though the weather forecast is 20F, with snow showers.


NICE!

I was thinking about going to new jersey and trying to scalp a ticket to the eagles giants game, but I don't now if it is worth sitting in the Wind Bowl.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: usav on January 09, 2009, 01:03:07 PM
Funny thing is, before I was offered the ticket I really didn't think the Steelers would win the game, now I have the ticket I'm just glad I have the chance to experience it.  A lot of people here are worried about this one.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Comrade Blitz on January 09, 2009, 02:03:52 PM
Quote from: "usav"
even though the weather forecast is 20F, with snow showers.


too bad the Super Bowl won't ever be played in those conditions anymore - those old films were the best.....

have a great time.....
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: sali,salifou on January 09, 2009, 03:02:48 PM
Quote from: "usav"
I managed to get a ticket for the Steelers Chargers game!!  Really can't wait - even though the weather forecast is 20F, with snow showers.


Gonna be an awesome game.
Best of the weekend for me.
Enjoy it buddy









Go chargers  :smt002
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on January 09, 2009, 08:36:23 PM
Quote from: "sali,salifou"
Quote from: "UK Redsox"
Just a reminder that the NFL Wembley tix are on sale today.



Only the club seats today, over hundred quid a pop


Yah tight b'stard.

£150 for an NFL game is a pittance.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: sali,salifou on January 09, 2009, 08:55:31 PM
Quote from: "UK Redsox"
Quote from: "sali,salifou"
Quote from: "UK Redsox"
Just a reminder that the NFL Wembley tix are on sale today.



Only the club seats today, over hundred quid a pop


Yah tight b'stard.

£150 for an NFL game is a pittance.


I'm a student  :smt002
and some tickets are around fifty quid
that'll do
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on January 09, 2009, 11:13:50 PM
so you guys get one NFL game a year, right?
 

Does it sell out?

Whats the reception like over there?
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: sali,salifou on January 09, 2009, 11:20:30 PM
Quote from: "pmarachi"
so you guys get one NFL game a year, right?
 

Does it sell out?

Whats the reception like over there?



Its been really close to a sell out both times
cant say for definite
I went the first year, seemed to go down well enough
not an amazin atmosphere but certainly worth the day out
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on January 10, 2009, 12:26:02 AM
Quote from: "pmarachi"
Quote from: "sali,salifou"
Predictions for the weekend then guys?


I am going to go with the Titans over the Ravens.  I don't think Flacco is going to duplicate his last week performance, and I love Ed Reed and everything, but I do think it's funny that ESPN suddenly loves the guy. Titans

I hope the cardinals beat the Panthers, but with no Boldin, I don't think I see that happening. Panthers

I think the steelers win.  I wouldn't get too hyped up over Ben's concussion, but on the flip side, Rivers is HOT right now... This may be a pick.

And the big game.  I think the giants are the better team, but Plax, AKA the thorn in the eagles side is not playing, and although Jacobs is good, he is not an every down back.  On the other hand, McNabb is playing for his career (which I don't agree with, since I love the guy, but fact is fact), ad Westbrook is a giant killer, who despite seeing the giants twice a year they still don't have an answer for him.  I don't believe in Eli Manning, which is to say he is a good quarterback in a system that works well for him and works well for Jacobs. I could go with the giants as the easy pick, but I can't think my team is gona lose. Eagles.


As you're a Villa fan, I guess I wish Philadelphia all the best Paul. But is Westbrook fit?? he is your offence. Anyway, good luck.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on January 10, 2009, 01:39:59 AM
Quote from: "ADVILLAFAN"
Quote from: "pmarachi"
Quote from: "sali,salifou"
Predictions for the weekend then guys?


I am going to go with the Titans over the Ravens.  I don't think Flacco is going to duplicate his last week performance, and I love Ed Reed and everything, but I do think it's funny that ESPN suddenly loves the guy. Titans

I hope the cardinals beat the Panthers, but with no Boldin, I don't think I see that happening. Panthers

I think the steelers win.  I wouldn't get too hyped up over Ben's concussion, but on the flip side, Rivers is HOT right now... This may be a pick.

And the big game.  I think the giants are the better team, but Plax, AKA the thorn in the eagles side is not playing, and although Jacobs is good, he is not an every down back.  On the other hand, McNabb is playing for his career (which I don't agree with, since I love the guy, but fact is fact), ad Westbrook is a giant killer, who despite seeing the giants twice a year they still don't have an answer for him.  I don't believe in Eli Manning, which is to say he is a good quarterback in a system that works well for him and works well for Jacobs. I could go with the giants as the easy pick, but I can't think my team is gona lose. Eagles.


As you're a Villa fan, I guess I wish Philadelphia all the best Paul. But is Westbrook fit?? he is your offence. Anyway, good luck.



hahaha

Don't worry, Westy is fine.  He is ALWAYS listed as questionable.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: sali,salifou on January 10, 2009, 11:59:06 AM
Quote from: "ADVILLAFAN"
Quote from: "pmarachi"
Quote from: "sali,salifou"
Predictions for the weekend then guys?


I am going to go with the Titans over the Ravens.  I don't think Flacco is going to duplicate his last week performance, and I love Ed Reed and everything, but I do think it's funny that ESPN suddenly loves the guy. Titans

I hope the cardinals beat the Panthers, but with no Boldin, I don't think I see that happening. Panthers

I think the steelers win.  I wouldn't get too hyped up over Ben's concussion, but on the flip side, Rivers is HOT right now... This may be a pick.

And the big game.  I think the giants are the better team, but Plax, AKA the thorn in the eagles side is not playing, and although Jacobs is good, he is not an every down back.  On the other hand, McNabb is playing for his career (which I don't agree with, since I love the guy, but fact is fact), ad Westbrook is a giant killer, who despite seeing the giants twice a year they still don't have an answer for him.  I don't believe in Eli Manning, which is to say he is a good quarterback in a system that works well for him and works well for Jacobs. I could go with the giants as the easy pick, but I can't think my team is gona lose. Eagles.


As you're a Villa fan, I guess I wish Philadelphia all the best Paul. But is Westbrook fit?? he is your offence. Anyway, good luck.


As a villa and titans fan can i get some support as well???
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: moseleyvillan on January 10, 2009, 10:23:04 PM
Yep,  Sali you can get some support... I'm all over the Titans tonight!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: sali,salifou on January 11, 2009, 01:42:07 AM
Ah dammit!
we had a good run
feel a little bit done by the play clock though if anyone saw that
oh well
could have been comfortable if chris johnson hadnt got injured
he was having a stormer
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: usav on January 11, 2009, 02:39:53 AM
Baltimore - the team nobody wants to play!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on January 11, 2009, 02:44:31 PM
WOW

So far my picks have been horrible.

PLEASE god!

If the cardinals can beat the panthers and win 2 playoff games, please let the eagles!!!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Yeltzer on January 11, 2009, 06:19:58 PM
Come on The Eagles!

I hope they go all the way this year - would make it a great year for Philly.....
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: puppyfeat on January 11, 2009, 08:49:16 PM
20-11 in the 4th quarter - come on Philly!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on January 11, 2009, 11:34:27 PM
WOW


It makes it soooooo much better to beat the giants, and every giants fan at the pub wanted to kill us!!!

GREAT DAY!!!!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Dave Javu on January 12, 2009, 12:26:43 AM
Quote from: "Yeltzer"
Come on The Eagles!

I hope they go all the way this year


I think they'll take it to the limit, one more time.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Comrade Blitz on January 12, 2009, 01:50:48 AM
Yeah baby - Go Iggles

http://eagles.fandome.com/video/71168/Eagles-Fight-Song/
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on January 12, 2009, 12:01:00 PM
Quote from: "jkreejoh"
Yeah baby - Go Iggles

http://eagles.fandome.com/video/71168/Eagles-Fight-Song/


amazing!

My voice is so hoarse from screaming this all day yesterday.

There was a TV camera there, I hope I didn't end up on it.  That could be weird..
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on January 12, 2009, 12:24:19 PM
Quote from: "sali,salifou"
Quote from: "pmarachi"
so you guys get one NFL game a year, right?
 

Does it sell out?

Whats the reception like over there?



Its been really close to a sell out both times
cant say for definite
I went the first year, seemed to go down well enough
not an amazin atmosphere but certainly worth the day out


I think that the only tix left last year were late returns from the clubs themselves.

Having been to several NFL games stateside I'd say that yes, the Wembley atmosphere was a bit lacking. However, from my experience, NFL games create a totally different atmosphere to soccer matches (ie lacking organised singing / chanting) so you can't really compare it to Villa Park.

I can't believe that there's still a chance that we'll hear........"Your Superbowl Champion Arizona Cardinals" !!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: usav on January 12, 2009, 01:25:57 PM
Go Steelers!!  What an experience that was....tailgaiting in the snow, wearing 12 layers of clothes and getting pissed as a fart.

Feel absolutely dreadful this morning, but it was worth it.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: puppyfeat on January 12, 2009, 09:46:31 PM
Quote from: "UK Redsox"

I can't believe that there's still a chance that we'll hear........"Your Superbowl Champion Arizona Cardinals" !!

I have a bit of a dilemma next week. I'm an Eagles fan but back in the early season I put a bet on the Cards (at 25-1) for the Superbowl. At least whoever wins, this year I'll have a team in the final who I REALLY want to win the title!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on January 12, 2009, 11:24:13 PM
I would only suggest not watching it.

That is why I can never bet on sports, play in a faantasy league or do anything where I may even slightly be tempted to root for someone who is not an eagle.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on January 15, 2009, 08:37:02 AM
Catching up with "The Fridge" (http://www.mouthpiecesports.com/media/17741)
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: puppyfeat on January 15, 2009, 01:43:12 PM
Quote from: "pmarachi"
I would only suggest not watching it.

That is why I can never bet on sports, play in a faantasy league or do anything where I may even slightly be tempted to root for someone who is not an eagle.

No, not watching aint an option. When I placed the bet the Eagles weren't looking like they had much chance of even making the play-offs, never mind reaching the championship game! I obviously never envisaged this scenario happening, but I'll be cheering on the big birds on Sunday and if they lose then I'll at least have the consolation of the Cards hopefully winning the Bowl after that.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on January 15, 2009, 07:20:57 PM
hmmm, the Fridge doesn't look good - unlike the woman interviewing him.

Could be an all Pennsylvania final
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: richard moore on January 15, 2009, 09:00:21 PM
So pleased the Eagles are on the brink again, amazing after the early season poor form. I lived in Philly in the 70s, suburb called Fox Chase and have followed them ever since...
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on January 18, 2009, 01:58:10 PM
E-A-G-L-E-S!

I couldn't sleep last night I am so excited/ nervous!!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on January 18, 2009, 01:58:52 PM
Steve Spags leaving the Giants to Coach the Rams?!?!?!


Of all the open jobs out there, the Rams!?!?!

Really??????
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on January 18, 2009, 02:09:25 PM
Sweaty bumcheeks time pmarachi??
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on January 18, 2009, 02:32:52 PM
Quote from: "ADVILLAFAN"
Sweaty bumcheeks time pmarachi??


it's snowing out right now, and I have been pacing the house since 5am.

I would have had a drink, but I can't even drin today because my hockey team is playing a big game tonight, and playing hockey drunk doesn't work too well...

I am so nervous.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Tucson Villain on January 18, 2009, 02:58:20 PM
Its Cards crazy out here.
Phoenix has always been a Suns town but everybody and their brother has jumped on the Cards bandwagon.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: sali,salifou on January 18, 2009, 03:15:40 PM
Youve got to back the Eagles surely. So solid on defense recently, and a more mixed offensive than the two teams the cards have beaten thus far.
Westbrook scored 4tds against them in the regular season IIRC.
Would love to see the ravens win but im afraid big bastard ben might do it
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: puppyfeat on January 18, 2009, 11:38:54 PM
Gutted. Eagles blow it again, but big congrats to the Cards for coming back when they looked dead. And what a game it was!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: sali,salifou on January 18, 2009, 11:56:51 PM
wow
what a game
I was workin, so relying on updates by txt first from my dad, then from my massive eagles fan mate
managed to get round a mates with 4 mins to go, and fair play to both teams.
Eagles coming back from the dead. but then the cards to come back after losing a big lead, phenomenal
Eagles dropped a couple of clutch passes at the end, but from what i gather, its no time to blame
sport eh? fucking helll
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: avfcpg on January 19, 2009, 12:03:44 AM
Great game...great comeback and then a great comeback.

Now for the next one ...another upset ? Surely not..
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: sali,salifou on January 19, 2009, 03:03:19 AM
fookin big ben
i hate the steelers
Guess im supporting Kurt and the Cards in a couple of weeks
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on January 19, 2009, 09:04:37 AM
Have the Monday after the Superbowl off work. Think I'm supporting the Cards, would be weird if they won. They've always been rubbish.

A day of mourning for Pmarachi
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Yeltzer on January 19, 2009, 11:41:01 AM
Wanted the Eagles to win, but given the Steelers got through I shall be sticking up for Arizona in the 'Bowl.

Go Cards!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on January 19, 2009, 12:59:17 PM
I feel like a shell of a man...
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: usav on January 19, 2009, 02:51:53 PM
Pittsburgh's going to the Superbowl!!

What a brutal game, defence won out - again.  Should be a good match up against the Arizona offence.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: OneIanTaylor on January 19, 2009, 04:40:54 PM
Arizona - Philadelphia was the best game I've seen this season.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on January 19, 2009, 08:53:25 PM
Quote from: "usav"
Pittsburgh's going to the Superbowl!!

What a brutal game, defence won out - again.  Should be a good match up against the Arizona offence.


Somehow I doubt that the Steelers will let Larry F. score three TD's in the first half
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: CT on January 19, 2009, 09:30:22 PM
Quote
Arizona - Philadelphia was the best game I've seen this season


Agreed - and perfect that the Cards won too!  :smt002
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on January 19, 2009, 09:45:30 PM
I hate football...
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: sali,salifou on January 19, 2009, 10:02:03 PM
Quote from: "OneIanTaylor"
Arizona - Philadelphia was the best game I've seen this season.


Chargers colts was pretty good as well
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Comrade Blitz on January 20, 2009, 02:18:45 PM
Go Cardinals!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on January 20, 2009, 03:22:13 PM
The next batch of Wembley tickets go on sale Thursday for those that have pre-registered.

General sale begins on Monday
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on January 20, 2009, 10:42:47 PM
Quote from: "sali,salifou"
Quote from: "OneIanTaylor"
Arizona - Philadelphia was the best game I've seen this season.


Chargers colts was pretty good as well


I liked the Bears game where we won against the Packers, but then I may be biased  :-

Go Cardinals
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: sali,salifou on January 20, 2009, 10:45:42 PM
Its a strange superbowl really.
I mean, look at the penultimate week of the regular season.
Titans battered Steelers
Patriots humiliated Cardinals.
Got to fancy steelers though. Dont fancy Fitz to get a lot of room.
Low scoring.
Pomolomu for MVP
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on January 20, 2009, 10:53:29 PM
Quote from: "sali,salifou"
Its a strange superbowl really.
I mean, look at the penultimate week of the regular season.
Titans battered Steelers
Patriots humiliated Cardinals.
Got to fancy steelers though. Dont fancy Fitz to get a lot of room.
Low scoring.
Pomolomu for MVP


Personally I think polamalu's a better player  :-

Steelers have to be favourites, Defence wins games.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on January 20, 2009, 11:09:02 PM
not sure if the news has made it across the pond, but they cancelled the Superbowl this year...
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: usav on January 21, 2009, 01:12:31 AM
Quote from: "ADVILLAFAN"
Quote from: "sali,salifou"
Its a strange superbowl really.
I mean, look at the penultimate week of the regular season.
Titans battered Steelers
Patriots humiliated Cardinals.
Got to fancy steelers though. Dont fancy Fitz to get a lot of room.
Low scoring.
Pomolomu for MVP


Personally I think polamalu's a better player  :-

Steelers have to be favourites, Defence wins games.


Titans didn't batter the Steelers, it was a 3 point game until the last few minutes.  This coming after the Steelers had just beaten Baltimore for the second time and the Cowboys and Patriots before that as part of the hardest schedule ever handed to any team in NFL history.

The Steelers defence is one of the best ever, if the offence fires on the day, they will win - simple as that.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: sali,salifou on January 21, 2009, 09:28:17 AM
Titans were the first team to get 300 points against you.
Won by 17, forced 4 turnovers, compared to 0.
Id say it was fairly compehensive
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on January 21, 2009, 11:55:46 AM
Quote from: usav
Quote from: "ADVILLAFAN"
as part of the hardest schedule ever handed to any team in NFL history.



you know that they get to play the Bengals and the Browns twice every single year...
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: usav on January 21, 2009, 12:47:47 PM
Quote from: pmarachi
Quote from: "usav"
Quote from: "ADVILLAFAN"
as part of the hardest schedule ever handed to any team in NFL history.



you know that they get to play the Bengals and the Browns twice every single year...


Outside of the division ;-)  Although the first Cleveland game was tough and really any divisonal game is going to have an extra bite to it.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on January 23, 2009, 08:26:44 AM
If any of you still dream of playing in the NFL, here's your chance (http://deadspin.com/5137381/michael-irvin-gets-his-own-reality-show-finally)

This reminds me of when Max Boyce trained with the Dallas Cowboys (http://www.maxboyce.co.uk/PageDisplayGShow.asp?siteid=max&Category=2&PageID=128&CatType=Dallas)

I can still remember the start of one of his poems from the TV programme....

"This is the tale of Too Tall Jones, he likes the sound of cracking bones............." (or something close to those words)
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on January 23, 2009, 11:33:35 AM
Quote from: "UK Redsox"
If any of you still dream of playing in the NFL, here's your chance (http://deadspin.com/5137381/michael-irvin-gets-his-own-reality-show-finally)

This reminds me of when Max Boyce trained with the Dallas Cowboys (http://www.maxboyce.co.uk/PageDisplayGShow.asp?siteid=max&Category=2&PageID=128&CatType=Dallas)

I can still remember the start of one of his poems from the TV programme....

"This is the tale of Too Tall Jones, he likes the sound of cracking bones............." (or something close to those words)


Maybe if Jerry Jones didn't treat the team lie a joke, the players might actually care..

But hey, invite HBO, ABC and ESPN into the locker room.  The more distractions the better!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: HTFCacc2007 on January 24, 2009, 03:28:59 PM
Anyone buy tickets to the Patriots/Bucs game at Wembley?

They went on sale Thursday, but managed to easily pick up 3 tickets in block 544 this morning. £55 each.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on January 24, 2009, 05:00:30 PM
Quote from: "HTFCacc2007"
Anyone buy tickets to the Patriots/Bucs game at Wembley?

They went on sale Thursday, but managed to easily pick up 3 tickets in block 544 this morning. £55 each.



Yep, but I'm in the posh seats
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: VillaZogmariner on January 24, 2009, 05:02:31 PM
I think the team in red will win 42-12
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on January 30, 2009, 10:46:07 AM
Superbowl's on Sunday

Here's one advert that you won't see during the game (http://www.peta.org/content/standalone/VeggieLove/Default.aspx)

Also, I can't understand why the "LFL" (http://www.lingeriebowl.com/) doesn't get equal coverage
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: sali,salifou on January 30, 2009, 10:49:42 AM
Whats everyone's call for the big game then?
I'm going steelers by 10, unfortunately
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on January 30, 2009, 12:01:56 PM
I'm hoping for a Steelers victory.

I have a "Roethlisberger" jersey that I bought at Heinz Field before he'd even played a game. (I might wear it to the Wigan game. So if you see a bald bloke in a "Big Ben" top, it may be me).

Also I dislike Kurt "Holier that thou" Warner and his weird wife. This not only due to their general bible-bashing but also because of their specific campaigning against stem-cell research.

Larry Fitzgerald Jr is good though
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on January 30, 2009, 12:59:58 PM
Hoping the Cardinals win, as they've been around for so long and always been rubbish. It would be a huge shock.

Think the Steelers will win comfortably though.

Monday off work  \:D/
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on January 30, 2009, 01:13:17 PM
Excellent article by Brian Moore in yesterday's Telegraph (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/othersports/americanfootball/4375119/Why-Ill-be-staying-up-to-watch-the-Super-Bowl.html)

The sight of Joe Theismann's leg breaking is an image that I'll never forget either
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: sali,salifou on January 31, 2009, 12:03:46 AM
So put a couple of bets on for the game, 5/1-cardinals by 1-6.
13/2-willie parker 1st TD
anyone else got anything on it?
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on January 31, 2009, 11:28:43 AM
Quote from: "sali,salifou"
So put a couple of bets on for the game, 5/1-cardinals by 1-6.
13/2-willie parker 1st TD
anyone else got anything on it?


tails.

The coint toss, Tails.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on January 31, 2009, 11:51:11 AM
I assume you can't get very good odds on the Steelers winning
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on February 01, 2009, 08:47:16 PM
I thought this was pretty damn funny...


http://withleather.uproxx.com/?p=14392
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on February 01, 2009, 09:18:01 PM
"Withleather" is a good blog. Deadspin regularly link to their articles

BTW - did you know that "blog"  isn't contained in Firefox's automatic spellchecker. Seems strange
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on February 02, 2009, 10:38:52 AM
Wow, what a finish.

I had a horrible feeling that Warner was going to win another, but what a time for Big Ben to throw his only TD of the day.

I was glad to see that they game the MVP to Santonio Holmes but the key play for me was James Harrision's 100 yard interception return for a TD. In effect a 14 point turnover.

Normally I watch the game by fast forwarding all the gaps between the plays. However, with Al & John doing the commentary, I just skipped the adverts and Sky studio segments.

I even watched the Half-Time show. The Boss was good and it was great to see Steven "Silvio" Van Zandt doing his real job.

Also, Brenda Warner might be weird but she's certainly improved with age (well, with a makeover and some hair dye at least)

Before (http://www.rivalfish.com/rivalroom/uploaded_images/Kurt-Warner-717837.bmp)

Now (http://multimedia.premierespeakers.com/speaker/web/10823.jpg)
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on February 02, 2009, 10:58:53 AM
Why did Pittsburgh have to win?

Did nobody tell them that they were the baddies?
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on February 02, 2009, 04:33:13 PM
Pretty good Superbowl.

Now the Steelers can sing "6 times we've won it no one else can catch us up".
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on February 02, 2009, 06:51:50 PM
Quote from: "cdvillafan"
Why did Pittsburgh have to win?

Did nobody tell them that they were the baddies?


Warner was the baddie as far as I was concerned (see my earlier post)
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Tucson Villain on February 02, 2009, 10:44:23 PM
And in Tucson we got porn :

Tucson Citizen
Comcast has determined that a brief porn clip aired to local Super Bowl viewers Sunday night was "an isolated malicious act," a spokeswoman said Monday.

Comcast officials, however, did not reveal how the porn clip was shown.

Right after wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald scored a dramatic touchdown for the Arizona Cardinals, Comcast cable TV customers watching the analog channel saw a 30-second porn clip, Kelle Maslyn said.

"We apologize and certainly feel bad that this went on," she said, adding "we're letting customers know that we're mortified this happened."

The initial investigation suggested it was an isolated act because Comcast's systems were working properly otherwise, Maslyn said.

But the porn clip "everyone is rightfully upset about" was not the only one that sneaked in during the game, she said. An earlier clip showed about 10 seconds of end credits for Club Jenna, an adult pay-per-view channel.

The second clip, which showed full-frontal male nudity, was from ppv Shorteez, she said.

The game interruption did not appear on Comcast's high-definition channel, Maslyn said.

"We were, like, in shock," said Cardinals fan Alice Soto, 53, who was watching the game with her 11-year-old daughter and 80-year-old mother.

She said the clip was of a man and woman on a sofa. The man unzipped his pants, revealing his genitals.

Comcast spokeswoman Tracy Baumgartner confirmed in an Associated Press report that the company's standard feed was interrupted during the Super Bowl.

Though the Cardinals scored 16 points in the fourth quarter, the Pittsburgh Steelers won, 27-23.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on February 03, 2009, 12:10:35 AM
Quote from: "ADVILLAFAN"
Pretty good Superbowl.

Now the Steelers can sing "6 times we've won it no one else can catch us up".


If you sang a song at a football game, you would probably get a beer poured on your head!

haha
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on February 04, 2009, 08:51:57 AM
Quote from: "Tucson Villain"
And in Tucson we got porn :


An here's the lady involved (clothed)

Tristan Kingsley (http://deadspin.com/5145699/meet-tristan-kingsley-the-super-bowl-porn-gir)
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on March 02, 2009, 12:18:39 PM
Brain Dawkins signs with the Broncos.

This is truly a sad day for Eagles fans.

No more Buckhalter, which sucks, but not so bad...

But then Denver gets ANOTHER one of ours in Dawkins, the Captain of the offense, the fan favorite, man of steel...

I felt like crying all day yesterday.

In other news, the Browns get rid of Winslow, Matt Cassel and Vrabel go to KC for a bag of chalk and a roll of tape...

Any thoughts?
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on March 02, 2009, 12:57:38 PM
The Bears need a Wide Receiver. A Quarter-Back would be nice too.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on March 02, 2009, 01:43:59 PM
Quote from: "ADVILLAFAN"
The Bears need a Wide Receiver. A Quarter-Back would be nice too.


Greedy!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on March 03, 2009, 01:55:57 PM
Quote from: "pmarachi"

In other news, the Browns get rid of Winslow, Matt Cassel and Vrabel go to KC for a bag of chalk and a roll of tape...

Any thoughts?


Seems a bit dodgy to me. Billy B's mate takes charge of the Chiefs and then the Patriots trade them a franchise QB and defensive team leader.

Surely there were other teams that would have offered the Pats a better deal than just a second round pick ?
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: sali,salifou on March 03, 2009, 02:12:03 PM
You lost dawkins, we lost Hainesworth
Bad times all round
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on March 08, 2009, 02:51:32 AM
TO is on his way, but where?

LT could be on the move too.

Free agency is getting interesting.

Would be more interesting if the bloody Bears ever signed anyone! (I am growing suspicious of their owner, I think I've seen him somewhere before, he goes by the name of Mr Henry D. Ellishauser III and keeps going on about how he invented the Quarter Back Sneak).

Anyway, where do you reckon TO (Tosspot Oblivious) will end up?

I will go for... the Giants. Unless Burress stays, then Redskins.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: usav on March 08, 2009, 01:39:26 PM
Quote from: "cdvillafan"
TO is on his way, but where?


The Bills!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on March 08, 2009, 01:59:23 PM
TO is a great player to pick up if you are the Titans or another team on the Superbowl bubble.

He is the final puzzle piece.

BUT

You don't pick up the guy for a year when you are not a superbowl contender anyway.

If you are at the bubble, he will put you over it.  But the Bills aren't on the bubble...

So why?







(As an Eagle fan, I would have totally taken him back for one year!!! hahahahaha)
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on March 08, 2009, 02:59:12 PM
Well that didn't take long did it?
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: sali,salifou on March 08, 2009, 03:58:33 PM
Quote from: "pmarachi"
TO is a great player to pick up if you are the Titans or another team on the Superbowl bubble.

He is the final puzzle piece.


Titans would have never taken him, we're not a big name team. thought the redskins might have gone in for him. Not sure what he'll do at the bills to be honest
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on March 08, 2009, 04:07:30 PM
Quote from: "sali,salifou"
Quote from: "pmarachi"
TO is a great player to pick up if you are the Titans or another team on the Superbowl bubble.

He is the final puzzle piece.


Titans would have never taken him, we're not a big name team. thought the redskins might have gone in for him. Not sure what he'll do at the bills to be honest


Play really well but then salg off all of his team-mates for not passing to him on every down? Maybe he can then pen another autobiography....
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on March 08, 2009, 06:28:53 PM
As much as I hate TO, and I hate him, the guy is good.

Actually he is better than good.

He will improve the Bills, but I just don't think it's enough.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: sali,salifou on March 08, 2009, 06:34:50 PM
Will be interesting to see how his game and ego go with a more low key QB. Both Romo and McNabb are big names and (less so with Romo) big talents
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on March 08, 2009, 06:45:24 PM
It'll all end in tears...

&feature=related
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on March 14, 2009, 01:09:54 PM
Yet another attempt to set up a rival to the NFL.

What chance does the UFL (http://www.ufl-football.com/home) have?

The trouble is that as long as organizations such as the NFL and MLB have anti-trust exemptions, they're always at an advantage when someone takes them on.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on March 14, 2009, 01:59:20 PM
I saw this!!

They play 6 games and it's 4 teams?
Also, it's during the NFL season?!?!?

I just don't get why they bother.

No one is going to wacth this.

If they wanted to give this thing a fighting chance, they needed to make it during the summer or spring or something.  

Summer would be best as there is only baseball.

(I wouldn't watch it anyway, but still)
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: sali,salifou on March 14, 2009, 02:01:55 PM
Where do they get the players?
Is it just NFL drop outs?
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on March 14, 2009, 03:48:38 PM
Quote from: "sali,salifou"
Where do they get the players?
Is it just NFL drop outs?


They are trying to get Michael Vick actually...

But yeah, I am not sure.  I would assume it's guys who never made it to the NFL.  Maybe guys who want that second look...


I guess the games would be on during weekdays.  The thing is, in America, Football is huge.
There are places in the states, especially the south where highschool football is more important than the NFL.

I think there is already enough football that they don't really need a second league.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: sali,salifou on March 14, 2009, 03:56:51 PM
I was going to say. Surely College football is big enough that it a)almost rivals the NFL itself, and b) would mean there can't be much of a market for another league?
Michael Vick returning would be, erm, interesting. Surely his presence would say it all?
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on March 14, 2009, 04:03:57 PM
The UFL sounds like shite but they should bring back the NFL Europe, and maybe have an NFL North America featuring Canadian and Mexican teams plus teams from American markets that don't have a team. The top teams from each could then compete in the end-of-season play-offs.

Obviously, the league would operate during the summer and would give a chance to some of the NFL teams' squad players to pick up some match practice, like NFL Europe used to.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on March 15, 2009, 11:47:36 AM
Quote from: "cdvillafan"
The UFL sounds like shite but they should bring back the NFL Europe, and maybe have an NFL North America featuring Canadian and Mexican teams plus teams from American markets that don't have a team. The top teams from each could then compete in the end-of-season play-offs.

Obviously, the league would operate during the summer and would give a chance to some of the NFL teams' squad players to pick up some match practice, like NFL Europe used to.


That's how NFL Europe started out in 1991 (as the "World League of American Football").

The original teams were:-

Quote
   * North American West: Birmingham Fire, Sacramento Surge, San Antonio Riders

    * North American East: Montreal Machine, New York/New Jersey Knights, Orlando Thunder, Raleigh-Durham Skyhawks (replaced by Ohio Glory in 1992)

    * European: Barcelona Dragons, Frankfurt Galaxy, London Monarchs


The 1995 relaunch saw it switch to an all-Europe format.

NFL Europe was a NFL backed league that didn't clash with the main NFL season, yet it still failed.

Also, did you see that the Arena League has canceled its 2009 season.

The USFL was a pretty good attempt at taking on the NFL. They even signed some pretty good players away from the NFL (eg Jim Kelly, Steve Young, Doug Flutie & Reggie White).

I say bring back the XFL.............

(http://www.bohemiancinema.com/assets/images/journal/xfl_hehateme.jpg)

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Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on March 26, 2009, 06:17:55 PM
The NFL is considering increasing the number of regular-season games to either 17 or 18.

18 seems logical enough, each team gets an extra home game and an extra away game.

However, they are also considering the option of a 17 game season with each team playing one game on a neutral venue.

I'm not sure this would work.

Selling out Wembley once a season in easy enough. Selling out, say, four stadia in Mexico, four in Britain four in Germany and four elsewhere would be quite difficult. I can't imagine the Bills would be too happy if they started playing other teams' games in Canada.

The 18 games option seems the most sensible to me. Drop two pre-season games. Pre-season is lame.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on March 27, 2009, 08:15:25 AM
Quote from: "cdvillafan"


However, they are also considering the option of a 17 game season with each team playing one game on a neutral venue.


You won't see many "No to Game 17" banners

Adding two regular season games and dropping two pre-season make perfect sense.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on March 27, 2009, 11:27:49 AM
Quote from: "UK Redsox"
Quote from: "cdvillafan"


However, they are also considering the option of a 17 game season with each team playing one game on a neutral venue.


You won't see many "No to Game 17" banners

Adding two regular season games and dropping two pre-season make perfect sense.


except from the players union who is representing players paid for 16 games.

how do they change the contracts now?

I for one think 16 is long enough for a few reasons
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on March 27, 2009, 08:56:44 PM
But don't the players already get paid for playing pre-season? Reducing pre-season by two and increasing regular-season by the same amount wouldn't be a problem, would it?

The 17 game option does seem silly. Unless we get Da Bears or the Brians at Villa Park, then I will change my mind!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on March 27, 2009, 10:48:23 PM
Quote from: "cdvillafan"
But don't the players already get paid for playing pre-season? Reducing pre-season by two and increasing regular-season by the same amount wouldn't be a problem, would it?

The 17 game option does seem silly. Unless we get Da Bears or the Brians at Villa Park, then I will change my mind!



You would think so, but the star players, the ones with the pull who actually pay the players union salary don't play those games (preseason games).

Regardless, it's extra work.  A pre-season game isn't a real game.  Everyone plays a few snaps, maybe a quarter.  The rookies need it and the practice squad guys need it to make the team.

You cut that game, you risk making an improper decision somewhere at depth.

You add an extra game, the big contract guys are gonna want to get paid more.

I think 16 is more than fine.  That's 17 weeks, plus playoffs.  You do well, you are playing 20 weeks anyway.  Add it to a 6 year career, you got 6 extra games.  A big contract superstar? 10 years? That's 10 extra games.  Almost half a season extra.  That's a long time considering these guys actually die earlier than non-football players (I am being dead serious).  Most of these guys can't even walk up a flight of stairs when they are 40.  

Why does it need to be more?  The only "pro" to the situation is that the NFL gets the chance to keep the season moving and make more money.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on March 27, 2009, 11:51:20 PM
I take your point but I would see it as quite a big pro to get to see two extra weeks of proper action.

With regards the injuries, each team should have two bye-weeks per season, that would give them extra time to recuperate.

They could just have a week off for all the teams before Thanksgiving so no team has to play Sunday (or even Monday), then Thursday.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on March 28, 2009, 12:44:42 PM
Quote from: "cdvillafan"
I take your point but I would see it as quite a big pro to get to see two extra weeks of proper action.

With regards the injuries, each team should have two bye-weeks per season, that would give them extra time to recuperate.

They could just have a week off for all the teams before Thanksgiving so no team has to play Sunday (or even Monday), then Thursday.


The long term goal of the NFL is to eventually have an NFL game every single day of the week. They now have 2 Saturday games and about 5 Thursday games.  Just three years ago it was just Sunday and the one special game on Monday night.  I personally am not a fan.  One of the reasons I watch football is because it's all on Sunday and Monday.  Easy to watch.

So in the next 5 or so years that weird midweek thanksgiving scedule will be the norm.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on March 28, 2009, 01:01:42 PM
Selfishly, I would rather they played one Friday night game, Saturdays and Sundays. That way I could stay up late and watch.

The Superbowl should definitely be on a Saturday, as should the World Cup Final. A global event should be watched by as many people as possible.

Anyway, back on-topic, should/will da Bears sign Cutler?
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on March 28, 2009, 01:21:10 PM
Quote from: "cdvillafan"
Selfishly, I would rather they played one Friday night game, Saturdays and Sundays. That way I could stay up late and watch.

The Superbowl should definitely be on a Saturday, as should the World Cup Final. A global event should be watched by as many people as possible.

Anyway, back on-topic, should/will da Bears sign Cutler?


I wouldn't want football on a Friday, but I do agree that the Superbowl and all major sporting events should be on a Saturday.  It's not 1945 anymore and it's not like everyone is off on Sunday's anymore.

As for Cutler?  The Broncos didn't re-vamp the whole team around him to let one of the best QB's in the game walk out the door.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on April 03, 2009, 08:02:07 AM
Quote from: "cdvillafan"


Anyway, back on-topic, should/will da Bears sign Cutler?


They have done just that (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=4037373)

......... for Kyle Oarton and a few draft picks.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on April 03, 2009, 09:05:03 AM
Good God - I never thought I'd see the day when Da Bears had a Quarter-Back who can throw the ball!!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on April 03, 2009, 09:43:02 AM
Quote from: "ADVILLAFAN"
Good God - I never thought I'd see the day when Da Bears had a Quarter-Back who can throw the ball!!


yeah, wow!

Who would have thought he would end up on the Bears!!!

Now hopefully he can really prove he is better than his 17-20 record!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on April 03, 2009, 12:52:25 PM
I think this will be the Detroit Lions' year....

eh hem
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on April 05, 2009, 12:15:00 PM
If we can get a decent receiver we should actually have a decent offense next season, at least if Orlando Pace and Chris Williams stay fit.
We need work at defensive lineman, safety and corner though. We gave up too many big plays last year. I still have nightmares about the Atlanta game.
Still, we should be capable of winning the NFC North against the Favre-less Packers and the World Flatter to Deceive Champion Vikings. Yes, I am writing off the Lions!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on April 17, 2009, 10:14:07 PM
Hmmm... I am trying to work out how to do images let's see if this works...

(http://i617.photobucket.com/albums/tt255/cdvillafan/cutler.jpg)
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on April 17, 2009, 10:14:22 PM
Tada!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Dave Cooper please on April 18, 2009, 09:39:28 AM
Neil's put some weight on.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on April 18, 2009, 02:15:21 PM
Eagles sign Jason Peters!!!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on April 20, 2009, 01:12:16 PM
John Madden has announced his retirement (http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/30247762/)

Farewell to the "Madden Cruiser" as well
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on April 20, 2009, 02:04:12 PM
Quote from: "UK Redsox"
John Madden has announced his retirement (http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/30247762/)

Farewell to the "Madden Cruiser" as well


Owwwww, he and Al Michaels are my favourite commentators.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on April 21, 2009, 09:07:47 PM
Its the NFL Draft (http://www.nfl.com/draft/2009) this weekend.

Who do you think will go Number 1 ?
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on April 21, 2009, 11:34:59 PM
Paddy Power have Stafford at 1/6 to go first so I imagine him.

http://www.oddschecker.com/american-football/nfl-specials/2009-nfl-draft

I am always more interested in which players will fall off the radar, expecting a top-five pick then still sat around when the 20th pick is made. Poor old Brady Quinn was losing hundreds of thousands of dollars with every pick a few years back.

Very little interest in it from Da Bears' POV this time, we traded all our picks!

Still, it shouldn't be too difficult to find a decent WR in the second round. We got Forte in the second round last year.

I expect a back-up QB to be signed in the later rounds too. Either that, or I expect to see Rex back on the Bears bench next season.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on April 22, 2009, 01:04:08 PM
'The Fridge' is in a serious condition:-

http://www.nfl.com/news/story?id=09000d5d80fe76fd&template=without-video-with-comments&confirm=true
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on April 22, 2009, 01:59:34 PM
The Fridge was a far better player than he was given credit for.

However, I suspect that he'll never be forgiven in Chicago for having a Superbowl touchdown whilst Walter Payton did not
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on April 22, 2009, 11:49:14 PM
Quote from: "UK Redsox"
The Fridge was a far better player than he was given credit for.



and a far better dancer...



But my hometown hero, from Bridgeport Connecticut, the 8 foot tall Manute Bol beat him in a celebrity boxing match!

youtube it, it's funny.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on April 22, 2009, 11:52:28 PM
Good luck Fridge.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on April 23, 2009, 07:52:33 AM
Quote from: "pmarachi"



But my hometown hero, from Bridgeport Connecticut, the 8 foot tall Manute Bol beat him in a celebrity boxing match!

youtube it, it's funny.


Seeing Manute dressed in ice hockey gear was pretty funny as well.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on April 25, 2009, 05:26:38 AM
Whilst having lunch in ESPNZone Chicago today I saw on TV that the NFL are considering holding a Superbowl in London
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on April 25, 2009, 11:42:36 AM
Stupid idea bearing in mind most Americans don't possess passports.

They should move Superbowls to Saturdays though so more people can stay up and watch.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: sali,salifou on April 25, 2009, 11:58:25 AM
Would love it if it did, would be a must see.
Anyway, draft weekend!
Who are your team gonna get? Stafford has agreed a deal with the Lions and it looks like Jason Smith, Mark Sanchez and Aaron Curry could all go early.
My Titans look like getting a CB early but I'm hoping we land a WR quite early as well and begin to plug the hole Hainsworth has left.
Will be interesting as always
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on April 25, 2009, 12:07:35 PM
Quote from: "cdvillafan"
Stupid idea bearing in mind most Americans don't possess passports.

They should move Superbowls to Saturdays though so more people can stay up and watch.


no...

Superbowl should stay on Sunday.

I personally would rather not have to go to work the next day, but you got to understand that Superbowl Sunday is a holiday over here.

It's not just for football fans, everyone watches it no matter what.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on April 25, 2009, 12:15:11 PM
But wouldn't they still watch in on a Saturday? And isn't every Sunday a holiday, or is 98% of the American population employed as clergy?
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on April 25, 2009, 09:06:47 PM
Now live from a Hotel room in Chicago it's UK Redsox's NFL draft coverage (would have been live from ESPNZone but my back is giving me agony)


"With the first pick in the 2009 NFL draft, the Detroit Lions select Matthew Stafford (Quaterback, Georgia)."

Well that's his NFL career over.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on April 25, 2009, 09:08:48 PM
Keyshawn "Meshawn" Johnson is one of ESPN's draft analysts. He's far better at this than he was as a wide receiver
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: sali,salifou on April 25, 2009, 09:09:54 PM
Cant find a good stream on video so relying on NFL site updates
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on April 25, 2009, 09:15:35 PM
Quote from: "sali,salifou"
Cant find a good stream on video so relying on NFL site updates


Hasn't Justin.tv got anything ?

2nd pick - St Louis Rams take Jason Smith (Tackle, Baylor)
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: sali,salifou on April 25, 2009, 09:17:20 PM
Couldnt find anything, means I can just keep track while doing other stuff though. First two picks gone as predicted so far then
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on April 25, 2009, 09:18:39 PM
Main question is will any of the teams needing a QB (eg NY Jets, Denver) trade up to take Sanchez
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: sali,salifou on April 25, 2009, 09:19:26 PM
We'll find out, as if not Seahawks will take him I reckon
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: sali,salifou on April 25, 2009, 09:25:48 PM
Tyson Jackson for Chiefs? Suprised they didnt got for Curry
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on April 25, 2009, 09:26:10 PM
Pick of Tyson Jackson (DE, LSU) didn't go down well with the Chiefs fans in the crowd at the Draft
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: sali,salifou on April 25, 2009, 09:26:35 PM
Quote from: "UK Redsox"
Pick of Tyson Jackson (DE, LSU) didn't go down well with the Chiefs fans in the crowd at the Draft


what happened?
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on April 25, 2009, 09:28:04 PM
Watch out for where BJ Raji ends up. He's from Boston College, so I've been taking an interest in his progress and he's an absolute monster
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: sali,salifou on April 25, 2009, 09:33:10 PM
Curry to Seahawks, so who takes Sanchez?
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on April 25, 2009, 09:33:38 PM
Quote from: "sali,salifou"
Quote from: "UK Redsox"
Pick of Tyson Jackson (DE, LSU) didn't go down well with the Chiefs fans in the crowd at the Draft


what happened?


Loads of "Booing"

Meanwhile Seagulls select Aaron Curry (LB, Wake Forest).

They must be confident that Haselbeck (sp?) will be fit
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on April 25, 2009, 09:34:41 PM
Cleveland Villa are on the clock
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on April 25, 2009, 09:37:46 PM
ESPN are saying that if anyone is going to trade up for Mark Sanchez, this is the time it'll hapen.

Randy's other team wanted either Curry or Jackson.

If no trade is made, they might take Raji and just let Sanchez slide
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on April 25, 2009, 09:39:38 PM
Jets have traded up
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on April 25, 2009, 09:40:24 PM
Sanchez has put on his jacket and the Jets fans are going wild
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on April 25, 2009, 09:42:16 PM
It's official Mark Sanchez will be the next QB to fail for the J-E-T-S Jets Jets Jets
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: sali,salifou on April 25, 2009, 09:43:03 PM
And the jets trade up
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: sali,salifou on April 25, 2009, 09:43:26 PM
What have they traded for?
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on April 25, 2009, 09:53:47 PM
Jets traded up to take Randy's pick at #5.

Cleveland now have pick 17 in the first round, plus a couple of other picks and some players from the Jets.

Bungles have taken an OT.

I'm off to watch the Toronto Blue Jays @ Chicago White Sox, so its looks like Sali's on his own now.

Al Davis on the clock
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: sali,salifou on April 25, 2009, 09:58:02 PM
Raiders take a WR, but not crabtree.......
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on April 25, 2009, 10:11:05 PM
Fudge Packers next up... let's hope he's shite, whoever he is.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on April 25, 2009, 10:15:30 PM
Quote from: "UK Redsox"
It's official Mark Sanchez will be the next QB to fail for the J-E-T-S Jets Jets Jets


Do you reckon he will be a starter this season or one for the future? Unusual for a QB to walk straight into a team... although the Lions are so shit they have little choice, they have just been on the phone to my agent I told them to do one.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on April 25, 2009, 10:16:19 PM
Fudge Packers sign Blow Job Raji. How appropriate.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: sali,salifou on April 25, 2009, 10:19:59 PM
Quote from: "cdvillafan"
Quote from: "UK Redsox"
It's official Mark Sanchez will be the next QB to fail for the J-E-T-S Jets Jets Jets


Do you reckon he will be a starter this season or one for the future? Unusual for a QB to walk straight into a team... although the Lions are so shit they have little choice, they have just been on the phone to my agent I told them to do one.


Ryan and Flacco did alright last season
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on April 25, 2009, 10:31:19 PM
Ryan was superb against Da Bears... sadly.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on April 25, 2009, 10:33:29 PM
I never watch the draft.  I think I am like the only male in America who deosn't watch college football.

I never know who any of these guys are (aside from what I hear on the radio).

I know nothing of Mark Sanchez really, but the Jet's gave up a lot for him, and it is a pretty big gamble...

I heard the Eagles are looking at some kid, Knoshaun.  He's a RB and I hear he is sick.

We will see though.

(now back to the Yankees/Sox game)
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on April 25, 2009, 10:39:01 PM
Sounds like the Jets gave up almost as much for an unproven college player as Da Bears did for a probowl QB... a pretty big gamble indeed.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on April 25, 2009, 10:41:14 PM
yeah, but I still have no respect for Cutler.  I hate when players act like cry babies and demand to be traded.

They had worked that team around him and he acted like a baby because the coach didn't say hi to him or some shit...

What a bum.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on April 25, 2009, 10:42:07 PM
well, looks like the eagles won't be getting Knoshaun Moreno after all...

He went to Denver...

With the eagles other RB!!!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on April 25, 2009, 10:46:14 PM
you know what?!?!


Screw Denver!

They took Dawkins from us, They took Buckhalter from us, and now they took the guy we wanted to draft!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on April 25, 2009, 10:53:15 PM
Quote from: "pmarachi"
yeah, but I still have no respect for Cutler.  I hate when players act like cry babies and demand to be traded.

They had worked that team around him and he acted like a baby because the coach didn't say hi to him or some shit...

What a bum.


Yeah well how would you feel if you were the best guy in your job for a decade and your employer sneaked about behind your back trying to find a replacement? Fuck Denver!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on April 25, 2009, 11:25:48 PM
Quote from: "cdvillafan"
Quote from: "pmarachi"
yeah, but I still have no respect for Cutler.  I hate when players act like cry babies and demand to be traded.

They had worked that team around him and he acted like a baby because the coach didn't say hi to him or some shit...

What a bum.


Yeah well how would you feel if you were the best guy in your job for a decade and your employer sneaked about behind your back trying to find a replacement? Fuck Denver!

Cutler is good, but to say he is the best guy in his job for a decade is laughable.

I wouldn't put him as a top 5 current QB.

Maybe just outside of that, somewhere in the top 10, but he isn't a current top 5.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on April 25, 2009, 11:26:51 PM
the eagles got a WR, this guy Maclin.

Don't know much more about him than his name, but he is supposed to be pretty good.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on April 26, 2009, 12:00:26 AM
Quote from: "pmarachi"
Quote from: "cdvillafan"
Quote from: "pmarachi"
yeah, but I still have no respect for Cutler.  I hate when players act like cry babies and demand to be traded.

They had worked that team around him and he acted like a baby because the coach didn't say hi to him or some shit...

What a bum.


Yeah well how would you feel if you were the best guy in your job for a decade and your employer sneaked about behind your back trying to find a replacement? Fuck Denver!

Cutler is good, but to say he is the best guy in his job for a decade is laughable.

I wouldn't put him as a top 5 current QB.

Maybe just outside of that, somewhere in the top 10, but he isn't a current top 5.


I meant the best guy in his job in a decade for Cleveland, ie he's their best QB since Elway... I'm not saying he's a Brady or anything (not yet any way!)
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on April 26, 2009, 12:07:47 AM
Denver?

OK, I will give him that, but I don't think that that is a big deal really.

Here's the thing.  The team is trying to build around you, as the starter.

The new coach had a working relationship with Cassel, and inquired.

Of course he did.  His guy, his protege was on the market.

I have to be honest, I would be shocked if 90% of teams didn't send a text message or an email, or something just to see what the water felt like.

I think Cutler was a baby.  I think he will be good in Chicago, because he is a good player (provided he takes care of his medical conditions), but he may prove to be a headache.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on April 26, 2009, 12:14:29 AM
Fair enough... still think Denver handled it stupidly though... if their new coach hadn't come in giving it the big "who I am" Cutler would probably still be there and most Broncos fans would be far happier.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on April 26, 2009, 01:50:36 AM
Bears trade down! Time for bed me thinks...

EDIT: Just realised I put Cleveland when I meant Denver, d'oh!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Dave Cooper please on April 26, 2009, 11:07:04 AM
Is anyone else as confused about the last three pages as I am?
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on April 26, 2009, 12:32:48 PM
This might explain things for you Dave...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nfl_draft
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Dave Cooper please on April 26, 2009, 12:36:47 PM
Quote from: "cdvillafan"
This might explain things for you Dave...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nfl_draft


I think that's made it worse to be honest!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on April 26, 2009, 12:46:08 PM
Basically, NFL teams don't have youth or reserve matches. Players play at college and are then picked to play in the NFL via the Draft.

In order to maintain balance in the league and prevent the same teams winning every year (like in the Prem) the worst team gets first pick. So this year the Detroit Lions, who lost every game last year, got first pick. Teams then take it in turns to pick according to how badly they did in the previous season with the Superbowl winners picking last.

There are seven rounds (ie every team gets to draft seven players) plus some extra picks ('compensatory picks' for teams who have lost a few players, either due to retirement, trading, being arrested for various offences, etc).

To complicate matters, teams can trade their draft pick. So for example Team A get Team B's back-up running back, Team B get Team A's second and fourth round pick.

You can also trade a higher pick for lower picks - so you might trade a second round pick for one third and one fourth round player. Theoretically, the lower down you pick, the less quality players should be left to choose from so it is a matter of choosing between quality and quantity when deciding whether to "Trade up" or "Trade down" to get a higher draft pick or two or more lower draft picks.

I've confused you even more now haven't I?
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: sali,salifou on April 26, 2009, 12:57:42 PM
Titans took a  WR, suprised me
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on April 26, 2009, 01:00:04 PM
He sounds good according to NFL.com

"30. Tennessee Titans - Kenny Britt, WR, Rutgers
The Herculean pass catcher from Rutgers gives Kerry Collins a big target over the middle of the field. Although he suffers from inconsistent hands, Britt has the skills to be a productive playmaker in the Titans' vertical passing game."
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on April 26, 2009, 01:32:29 PM
Quote from: "Dave Cooper"
Quote from: "cdvillafan"
This might explain things for you Dave...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nfl_draft


I think that's made it worse to be honest!


HAHAHA

yeah, it's not as complicated as that article made it sound.

Draft Day is a pretty big deal.

ESPN covers it the entire day, people have Draft Day parties, all the bars show it live.  Some people even go to their stadiums for it.

(keep in mind it is all a big gamble anyway)
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on April 26, 2009, 01:35:57 PM
so, given their position, who did the best yesterday?

Obviously it is early to tell, but if you are a Jet's fan, a Broncos fan, or a Ravens fan you have to be pretty happy.

Check out the life of Michael Oher, pretty good story

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Oher

If you don't find yourself rooting for this guy, something is wrong...
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Dave Cooper please on April 26, 2009, 02:08:30 PM
Right, I can see (sort of) how it works, I'll ignore the complications of trading your picks, that is way over my head.

One question for now (there may be more):

What if a player does not, in any way, want to go to the team that picks him. If some star quarterback from some college in New York gets picked by the Alabama Lynchers does he have to go and play for them?
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on April 26, 2009, 02:22:10 PM
In some cases you can have a stand-off where a player does not want to sign for a team but they sign him any way. This happened with Eli Mannings when the Chargers drafted him. Eventually he winghed and sulked his way to a trade with the Giants.

If a player absolutely refuses to sign with a team that have drafted him and they don't decide to trade him he cannot play for any other team for a year and goes into the next year's draft instead. This virtually never happens though.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: sali,salifou on April 26, 2009, 03:46:19 PM
And the 2nd day is never as much fun....
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on April 26, 2009, 04:03:23 PM
I didn't realise they'd started again, wasn't it much later yesterday?

We've got a Defensive End, better sign a bloody receiver or I'lll be upset. Cutler can't pass to himself!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on April 26, 2009, 04:41:59 PM
Quote from: "Dave Cooper"
Right, I can see (sort of) how it works, I'll ignore the complications of trading your picks, that is way over my head.

One question for now (there may be more):

What if a player does not, in any way, want to go to the team that picks him. If some star quarterback from some college in New York gets picked by the Alabama Lynchers does he have to go and play for them?

Also, no one who went to college in New York gets drafted...

HAHA

but seriously, the standoffs are annoying.  They are going to change a lot about the draft next year, such as pay structures etc.

Right now, it is almost not worth it to get the first pick, because you have to spend too much.

There are also Undrafted players who go from camp to camp trying to make a team.  and when they play well, that's really cool.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: sali,salifou on April 26, 2009, 05:11:15 PM
Titans traded up in round 3 and have taken a TE and a CB, fairly happy with our business so far
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on April 26, 2009, 05:13:19 PM
Bears take a WR! Don't know much about him though.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: sali,salifou on April 26, 2009, 10:28:21 PM
Titans have taken 2 CBs, an OT, a DT, an RB, and LB a TE and now a 2nd WR, plugging a lot of holes.
Still need more cover for Hainesworth
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Dave Cooper please on April 26, 2009, 10:52:52 PM
Quote from: "sali,salifou"
Titans have taken 2 CBs, an OT, a DT, an RB, and LB a TE and now a 2nd WR, plugging a lot of holes.
Still need more cover for Hainesworth


Nope, not a word!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: sali,salifou on April 26, 2009, 10:56:46 PM
Thought that might confuse you. Thats 2 corner backs (guys that stand a bit further back tackling guys who catch it or runners who get through, or try to intercept it), an offensive tackle and defensive tackle (big fuckers), a running back (give the ball to him, watch him (attempt to) go), a line backer(a quicker big fucker), a tight end(big fucker who can catch) and 2 wide recievers (quick guys who can catch)
Clear?
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: VillaZogmariner on April 26, 2009, 10:58:06 PM
Quote from: "Dave Cooper"
Quote from: "sali,salifou"
Titans have taken 2 CBs, an OT, a DT, an RB, and LB a TE and now a 2nd WR, plugging a lot of holes.
Still need more cover for Hainesworth


Nope, not a word!


I'll translate for you Dave -

Titans have taken 2 Cry Babies, an Overweight Transexual, a Deep Thought, a Righteous Brother and Left Bollock a Testicle Extra and now a Whinging Rat, plugging lots of holes.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Dave Cooper please on April 26, 2009, 11:14:52 PM
A tight end eh??!!
I bet he has.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on April 26, 2009, 11:24:15 PM
Quote from: "VillaSubmariner"
Quote from: "Dave Cooper"
Quote from: "sali,salifou"
Titans have taken 2 CBs, an OT, a DT, an RB, and LB a TE and now a 2nd WR, plugging a lot of holes.
Still need more cover for Hainesworth


Nope, not a word!


I'll translate for you Dave -

Titans have taken 2 Cry Babies, an Overweight Transexual, a Deep Thought, a Righteous Brother and Left Bollock a Testicle Extra and now a Whinging Rat, plugging lots of holes.


yeah...

This isn't even funny really...
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on April 26, 2009, 11:36:33 PM
eagles made a draft day deal with the patriots for Ellis Hobbs.  This is good because he will fit into the nickel corner slot or just play cornerback and some depth as the 3rd CB.  They just had to give up 2 5th round picks.

So, so far we got a WR, RB, TE, CB, OT, another WR, and an OLB.  Plus Hobbs at the CB position.

With the 2 new WR's, and last years amazing rookie WR Deshaun Jackson, hopefully we get at least one of these two guys to make their way into the 2 or 3 slot in the next two years.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: KevinGage on April 27, 2009, 12:06:22 AM
Is George Best the old Ryan Giggs? But Giggsy-wiggsy. Precocious talent, isn't he? Mmm?

Ooh, got it all, you know? Speed, acceleration, sweet left foot, all the tricks - the dummy, the drop of the shoulder, the shimmy, nutmeg, jiggery-pokery, hocus pocus, abracadabra, I wanna reach out and grab ya. Steve Miller Band? Spin Doctors? Ooh, very similar.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on April 27, 2009, 12:09:40 AM
Pretty pleased with Da Bears picks. Jarron Gilbert sounds shit hot and we have got two wide receievers - one of them's bound to be good!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on April 27, 2009, 12:16:12 AM
Quote from: "Dave Cooper"
Quote from: "sali,salifou"
Titans have taken 2 CBs, an OT, a DT, an RB, and LB a TE and now a 2nd WR, plugging a lot of holes.
Still need more cover for Hainesworth


Nope, not a word!


I think Dave wants to get into the NFL really so we should give him all the help we can!

CB = Corner Back. A defensive guy who's not close to the line of scrimmage but is in charge of stopping long throws from finding their intended receiver.

RB = Running back. The bloke you give the ball to in the hope he will steam-roller the defence (defense!) when you don't fancy throwing the ball around.

TE = Tight End. A slightly homo-erotic term for the guy who is supposed to block the opposition defensive players but also act as a talented receiver to catch balls and score touchdowns. A difficult position to play in.

WR = Wide receiever. Easy job. Just catch the Quarter-Backs throws and turn them into touchdowns. Job done.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: KevinGage on April 27, 2009, 12:34:48 AM
Quote
TE = Tight End. A slightly homo-erotic term for the guy who is supposed to block the opposition defensive players but also act as a talented receiver to catch balls and score touchdowns. A difficult position to play in.


I bet it is.

Quote
WR = Wide receiever. Easy job.


Take your word for it.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on April 27, 2009, 01:02:19 AM
I dont really think its an easy job I was simplifying slightly for budding NFL fan Mr Cooper! Wide receiver is a difficult enough position unfortunately our own Mr Hester has proved that lately!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on April 27, 2009, 02:07:20 AM
Dave, what you really want to keep in mind is this.

You are going to hear about Wide Recievers, Quarterbacks, and Runningbacks more than anything.

It is the "sexy" position.  You get all the credit when your team does well, and when your team picks one of these guys, it is a big deal.

The harder to gauge players are the Offensive and Defnesive line.  These guys are essential if you want the QB, the RB, and the WR to be able to do their job.  They rarely get the credit they deserve, but having even a small lack in one of these positions is going to be brutal.

You don't really need to know all of the positions if you want to watch.

Just remember the QB, RB, and WR.

You know that there is an offensive line, and they line up and play against the defensive line.

Man, I can't wait for the NFL season to start!!!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on April 27, 2009, 03:06:12 AM
I'll be in Cleveland tomorrow.

I'll pay homage at the Cleveland Villa stadium !!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on April 27, 2009, 12:14:36 PM
It's funny, because on this board we love how great Randy has been for Villa, but in Clevo, they hate him for how horrible he has been for the Browns.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on April 29, 2009, 05:22:41 AM
I took a walk by the Browns stadium today. The last time I was in Cleveland, the stadium was still under construction.

Its yer bog standard football stadium but still quite impressive. Pics to follow if I can get them resized and uploaded
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: avfcpg on April 29, 2009, 06:55:14 AM
I completely missed the draft...did the Raiders pick up anyone useful? I won't be holding my breath though...
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: sali,salifou on April 29, 2009, 09:21:06 AM
Quote from: "avfcpg"
I completely missed the draft...did the Raiders pick up anyone useful? I won't be holding my breath though...



ahahahahahhahahaahahahahahahhahahaahahahahah
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on April 29, 2009, 08:28:25 PM
Quote from: "avfcpg"
I completely missed the draft...did the Raiders pick up anyone useful? I won't be holding my breath though...


I'm a Raiders fan as well and as for how the draft went for them, you really don't want to know.

Al's boys must be odds-on to have the first pick next time round.

BTW - Mel Kiper was well off with some of his draft picks. The most accurate I saw was a guy in the Chicago Tribune who got the top ten correct including the Raiders picking Darrius Heyward-Bey rather than Michael Crabtree.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: sali,salifou on April 29, 2009, 08:29:35 PM
Quote from: "UK Redsox"
Quote from: "avfcpg"
I completely missed the draft...did the Raiders pick up anyone useful? I won't be holding my breath though...


I'm a Raiders fan as well and as for how the draft went for them, you really don't want to know.

Al's boys must be odds-on to have the first pick next time round.

BTW - Mel Kiper was well off with some of his draft picks. The most accurate I saw was a guy in the Chicago Tribune who got the top ten correct including the Raiders picking Darrius Heyward-Bey rather than Michael Crabtree.


I'm not even sure Al Davies expected that
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on April 29, 2009, 09:04:45 PM
Browns stadium pics are in there own thread

NB - no Villa items on sale in the team store.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on April 30, 2009, 12:10:02 AM
wow, the raiders...

They really dropped the ball this year...
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: CT on May 03, 2009, 07:07:58 PM
Cowboys Roof Collapses...during rookie mini-camp.

http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/9528864/Roof-over-Cowboys'-indoor-field-collapses

Sounds like they were lucky to have the majority escape unhurt - especially when you see the aftermath!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on May 04, 2009, 12:37:04 PM
Shame TO isn't there any more...
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on May 04, 2009, 02:47:36 PM
Quote from: "CT"
Cowboys Roof Collapses...during rookie mini-camp.

http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/9528864/Roof-over-Cowboys'-indoor-field-collapses

Sounds like they were lucky to have the majority escape unhurt - especially when you see the aftermath!


I watched the live coverage of the escape and rescue. Quite spectacular.

I see that the structure, whilst having some aluminium support, was held up mainly by hot air. Therefore the absence of T.O. could have been a contributory factor in its collapse !!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on May 05, 2009, 11:15:14 AM
and just for the record, College football in the US is probably more popular than the NFL.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on May 05, 2009, 12:38:02 PM
ODDS TO WIN SUPER BOWL
* New England Patriots 6/1
* Pittsburgh Steelers 9/1
* New York Giants 10/1
* Indianapolis Colts 12/1
* Dallas Cowboys 14/1
* San Diego Chargers 14/1
* Philadelphia Eagles 16/1
* Tennessee Titans 18/1
* Minnesota Vikings 20/1
* Carolina Panthers 20/1
* Baltimore Ravens 22/1
* Chicago Bears 20/1
* Atlanta Falcons 25/1
* New Orleans Saints 25/1
* Green Bay Packers 30/1
* Jacksonville Jaguars 30/1
* Arizona Cardinals 30/1
* Washington Redskins 30/1
* Tampa Bay Buccaneers 40/1
* Denver Broncos 40/1
* New York Jets 40/1
* Houston Texans 40/1
* Miami Dolphins 45/1
* Buffalo Bills 45/1
* Seattle Seahawks 50/1
* San Francisco 49ers 50/1
* Kansas City Chiefs 60/1
* Cleveland Browns 70/1
* Oakland Raiders 100/1
* Cincinnati Bengals 100/1
* St. Louis Rams 150/1
* Detroit Lions 200/1

ODDS TO WIN NFC
* New York Giants 9/2
* Dallas Cowboys 5/1
* Philadelphia Eagles 13/2
* Carolina Panthers 9/1
* Chicago Bears 9/1
* Minnesota Vikings 10/1
* New Orleans Saints 12/1
* Arizona Cardinals 12/1
* Atlanta Falcons 12/1
* Green Bay Packers 14/1
* Washington Redskins 15/1
* Tampa Bay Buccaneers 18/1
* San Francisco 49ers 25/1
* Seattle Seahawks 25/1
* St. Louis Rams 40/1
* Detroit Lions 100/1

ODDS TO WIN AFC
* New England Patriots 3/1
* Pittsburgh Steelers 9/2
* Indianapolis Colts 11/2
* San Diego Chargers 13/2
* Tennessee Titans 9/1
* Baltimore Ravens 9/1
* Jacksonville Jaguars 16/1
* Denver Broncos 20/1
* Houston Texans 20/1
* New York Jets 20/1
* Buffalo Bills 20/1
* Kansas City Chiefs 25/1
* Miami Dolphins 25/1
* Cleveland Browns 30/1
* Cincinnati Bengals 50/1
* Oakland Raiders 50/1
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on May 05, 2009, 12:49:05 PM
* Chicago Bears 20/1


Now that we have a Quarter-Back how can we fail?!?!

:-D
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on May 05, 2009, 06:45:08 PM
We have as good a chance at the start of the season as we've had since Ditka left.

So long as Forte doesn't suffer from 'second season syndrome'.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on May 06, 2009, 09:12:32 AM
Quote from: "ADVILLAFAN"
* Chicago Bears 20/1


Now that we have a Quarter-Back how can we fail?!?!

:-D


It's gonna be sick or swim time for a certain QB.

For yearseveryone has been saying he was good but on a bad team.  This is make or break for him, because now he is on a good team.

I personally dislike the guy, but I have a feeling he will be good.

At least better than Favre when he is a viking next year (I HATE Favre)
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on May 06, 2009, 09:27:44 AM
Quote from: "pmarachi"


I personally dislike the guy, but I have a feeling he will be good.

At least better than Favre when he is a viking next year (I HATE Favre)


According to ESPN Favre and the Vikes will be holding talks this week at an "undisclosed location".
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on May 06, 2009, 10:33:24 PM
Hmm... who will I hate more Purple Penis Eaters featuring Favre or the Fudge Packers not featuring him?

Decisions, decisions...

Wouldn't particularly mind the Vikes getting a decent QB. It has been Peterson that has been our nemesis in recent years so if they become more pass-oriented it might suit us!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on May 07, 2009, 01:01:20 AM
I found this funny...

(http://i617.photobucket.com/albums/tt255/cdvillafan/favredramaqueen.png)

..but also slightly desturbing.

If you find it attractive, it's probably time you stopped drinking and went to bed.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on May 09, 2009, 02:28:57 AM
so, word on the street is that the Vikings actually didn't want Favre, not the other way around...


(sorry, I was in Philly for work this week and not around to make pointless posts)
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on May 09, 2009, 03:11:29 AM
I heard they are after a younger QB.

Joe Namath was spotted yesterday in Minneapolis...
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on May 11, 2009, 02:36:47 AM
Now he is going to play again after all, if he's fit enough. Make your fucking mind up Brett!

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-network-total-access/09000d5d81038c78/Brett-Favre-watch
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on May 15, 2009, 07:29:36 AM
Al Davis and the Raiders welcome their new Quarterback

(http://cache.gawker.com/assets/images/deadspin/2009/05/aldavis.jpg)
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on May 15, 2009, 07:47:12 PM
The leader of the Evil Empire meets Darth Vader.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on May 18, 2009, 09:25:02 AM
Quote from: "cdvillafan"
The leader of the Evil Empire meets Darth Vader.


Hey, that's Al Davis in the picture not one of the Steinbrenners !!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on May 19, 2009, 12:12:02 PM
Kornheiser out and Gruden in on Monday Night Football (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=4174469)

Great news, not because Tony was bad, but because hopefully it'll mean that he's back on the radio soon.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on May 20, 2009, 07:55:30 AM
With all the pressure of being the New York Jets new Quarterback, Mark Sanchez's life is going to be hell.

As this GQ Magazine photo illustrates ............

(http://cache.gawker.com/assets/images/2009/05/custom_1242734544913_00007f.jpg)
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on May 20, 2009, 12:24:30 PM
he's going to get crucified for this.

You can't get all sexy like that until you have a superbowl ring.

And even then, you have to be named Tom Brady.


BADDDDDDDD move...


(you're not in LA anymore kid, you're in NYC)
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on May 21, 2009, 08:24:21 AM
Michael Vick is now out of The Big House.

Will anyone sign him ?

With the popularity of the "Wildcat" formation in the NFL at the moment, I think that he'll get a job.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on May 21, 2009, 09:01:51 AM
Thank God we got Cutler, otherwise we might have gone for him.

I keep thinking that it can't be long until the American Football starts and then realising it's not on properly until September :-(

At least this is a time of year when I can get more sleep.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on May 21, 2009, 11:40:05 AM
The only team I could see signing him is the Bills


I would be REALLY pissed if the Eagles signed him.  I might even take a year off.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on May 21, 2009, 05:04:47 PM
Michael Vick has got Bengals written all over him, he could chat to his teammates about their time inside.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: VillaZogmariner on May 21, 2009, 11:28:53 PM
My Uncle will not be a happy chappy if he ends up at the Bengals!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on May 22, 2009, 09:56:41 AM
Applications invited for the best jobs in Pro Football (http://www.nbclosangeles.com/sports/football/Interns-Wanted-for-Lingerie-Football-League.html)
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on June 17, 2009, 10:21:48 AM
Donte Stallworth gets 30 days in jail (http://www.miamiherald.com/457/story/1100610.html) for killing a man whilst drunk driving.

30 days when he could have got 15 years ?!?
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on June 17, 2009, 11:49:11 AM
Quote from: "UK Redsox"
Donte Stallworth gets 30 days in jail (http://www.miamiherald.com/457/story/1100610.html) for killing a man whilst drunk driving.

30 days when he could have got 15 years ?!?


I'm shocked he even got any time after hearing the details.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on June 18, 2009, 12:20:27 PM
A great interview by ESPN's Mike & Mike with lawyer Roger Cossack (http://sports.espn.go.com/stations/player?context=audio&id=4265080) comparing the Stallworth and Vick sentences.

My opinion's now flipped 180 degrees on this and I think that the Stallworth Judge/Prosecutor was correct in being lenient.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: HTFCacc2007 on July 04, 2009, 09:52:55 PM
Steve McNair found dead

http://tinyurl.com/lontbz

Very sad :(
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on July 04, 2009, 09:56:38 PM
Jeez... I doubt his family will ever enjoy Independence Day again (the holiday, not the film).
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on July 04, 2009, 10:53:05 PM
The Air McNair story is on just about every TV startion over here at the moment (I'm currently in Boston, MA).

Sad news
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on July 05, 2009, 04:26:11 PM
Apparently McNair had multiple gunshot wounds. The woman he was found with (a 20 year old "friend") had one wound to the head and the gun gun was found near her.

Looking like a murder/suicide at the moment.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: CT on July 05, 2009, 04:54:10 PM
Crikey, bit late but just seen the news on Steve McNair - really sad.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on July 06, 2009, 12:42:46 AM
I actually work with a guy who played with him in college.  He claims that they were friends (he was a RB).

I am going to see him at our POA meeting July 13th.

I will hound him for personal information.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on July 06, 2009, 08:33:55 PM
Just remembered I made some predictions before the start of last season as was wondering how well I did...

Quote from: "cdvillafan"


My predictions for next season...

AFC East - Patriots (yawn). Wrong.
AFC North - Browns. By sacrificing about seventy draft picks they have put all their eggs in one basket and have to do something this year. I think they will. Wrong
AFC South - Colts (yawn). Wrong.
AFC West - Chargers (possibly even more predictable than Patriots/Colts). Right!
AFC Wildcards-
1 Steelers. Wrong (won division)
2 Titans. Wrong (won division)

NFC East - Redskins. Wrong
NFC North (the only division that really matters) - DA BEARS!!! - I am putting heart above head and backing my Bears even though they can't pass, catch, block or run and the D's not what it used to be! I am hoping that Favregate will fuck up the Fudge Packers and the Purple Penis Eaters will flatter to deceive as usual. Wrong
NFC South - Bucs. Wrong
NFC West - Seahawks. Wrong
NFC Wildcards -
1 Cowboys. Wrong
2 Giants (NFC East is by miles the strongest divison in the league). Wrong (won division)

Superbowl -

Colts 33 Giants 17. - Giants to scrape a play-off place then make it to the Superbowl defying all expectations again. Peyton to win the Battle of the Mannings. He's destined to get more than one SB ring. Wrong

Anyway, just my predictions, probably all bollocks, but make's a change from banging on about Bloody Barry!
!


Conclusion: I know fuck all.

No idea who that 'Bloody Barry' I was referring to is either. Anyone remember him?
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: sali,salifou on July 14, 2009, 09:11:07 PM
RIP Steve, genuinely gutted about this (not been around the forum for a while)
Probably my first NFL hero, I'm still stunned I guess :(
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on July 15, 2009, 08:16:53 AM
Quote from: "pmarachi"
I actually work with a guy who played with him in college.  He claims that they were friends (he was a RB).

I am going to see him at our POA meeting July 13th.

I will hound him for personal information.


Did you find anything out ?
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on July 16, 2009, 11:37:24 AM
Quote from: "UK Redsox"
Quote from: "pmarachi"
I actually work with a guy who played with him in college.  He claims that they were friends (he was a RB).

I am going to see him at our POA meeting July 13th.

I will hound him for personal information.


Did you find anything out ?


HAHAHA!

Yeah, I found out I am an idiot, and he played with Gerrard, not McNair...


He did look at me like I had three heads when I asked about it though!!!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on July 29, 2009, 02:52:56 AM
RIP Eagles Defensive Coordinator Jimmy Johnson.

Truly one of the best ever.

The infamous Bend but not Break Defensive Line!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on July 29, 2009, 07:55:28 AM
I get my Jim/Jimmy/Jimmie Johnson's mixed up.

For a moment there I thought you were saying that the ex-Dolphins coach was dead or that the NASCAR guy had gone.

Anyhow, RIP Jim. A defensive guy through-and-through. I don't think I ever heard his name linked to a Head Coaching job.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on July 29, 2009, 08:14:07 AM
Looks like Brett Favre won't be joining the Vikings (http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/51926357.html?elr=KArksi8cyaiUo8cyaiUiD3aPc:_Yyc:aULPQL7PQLanchO7DiUr)
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on July 29, 2009, 11:34:44 AM
Quote from: "UK Redsox"
I get my Jim/Jimmy/Jimmie Johnson's mixed up.

For a moment there I thought you were saying that the ex-Dolphins coach was dead or that the NASCAR guy had gone.

Anyhow, RIP Jim. A defensive guy through-and-through. I don't think I ever heard his name linked to a Head Coaching job.


no, he never did the head coaching thing.  I don't think he really wanted to though.

He is legendary in the NFL and especially in Philly and the East Coast.  His name is probably more well known in the NFL than Andy Reid (rightfully so).

He was old school.  Would rather be the best at what he wanted to do than be mediocore at what everyone else wanted to do.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on August 05, 2009, 09:22:21 AM
It looks like the Arena Football League (http://sports.espn.go.com/extra/afl/news/story?id=4376533) will be folding.

This is disappointing to me. The AFL rejuvenated the career of players such a Kurt Warner and seemed a great way for low profile players to work their way up to the NFL.

However, we still have the LFL (http://www.lflus.com/) and UFL (http://www.ufl-football.com/) to look forward to !!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on August 05, 2009, 11:52:42 AM
I heard about that.

Sad to say I have no clue what the AFL is.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on August 11, 2009, 12:16:32 PM
Pre-season games have begun and we already have a "play of the year" candidate

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Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Drummond on August 11, 2009, 12:18:28 PM
Doh!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Rotterdam on August 11, 2009, 01:14:56 PM
That is brilliant.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on August 12, 2009, 08:18:14 AM
I like the "Meadowlark Lemon" references on the commentary from Cris Colinsworth
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on August 12, 2009, 11:21:04 AM
Man, I wish the Titans were still the Oilers.

Those uniforms are great!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on August 14, 2009, 10:59:12 AM
Michael Vick signs with the Eagles (http://us.cnn.com/2009/US/08/13/vick.eagles/index.html)
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on August 14, 2009, 01:20:40 PM
I am really upset about this.

I can't get my head around this.  I mean first off, he doesn't fit in the offense at all.

But secondly, and most importantly, I HATE the guy.

I never tell anyone this, because it doesn't matter and I don't put my beliefs on anyone.

But I am a Vegan, don't eat any meat of any kind.  I don't wear leather (which makes finding shoes to go with my suit difficult), and I have a special interest in Pitbulls.

I live with two.  Lucy (8 yrs old), and Julian (2 years old).  Julian was found in an apartment a year and a half ago, and had to be taken out by poilice because he was so abused.

Everyone has SOMETHING that they really believe in, and my thing is these animals.

I really am beside myself.  I can't root for this guy. I can't root for a team that has this guy on the bench.

I am not oppossed to him  again somewhere at sometime.

But I would want it to be SOMEWHERE ELSE.  (preferably the Giants, Cowboys, Redskins or Patriots).

I really don't know what to do.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on August 14, 2009, 01:33:31 PM
Quote from: "pmarachi"


I really don't know what to do.


Have a bacon sandwich and chill out !!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: usav on August 14, 2009, 01:39:12 PM
Quote from: "pmarachi"
I am really upset about this.

I can't get my head around this.  I mean first off, he doesn't fit in the offense at all.


How so?  He scrambles around and make runs outside of the pocket all over the place just like, errrr, Donovan McNabb.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on August 14, 2009, 03:04:20 PM
New England made more sense to me as a destination for Vick.

There he'd have been a "change of pace" from the drop-back style of Brady and would have had Billy B. to deal with if he stepped out of line.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on August 17, 2009, 09:43:16 AM
Hay pmarachi, did you see Vick's press conference ?

Did he put your mind at rest ?

He seemed pretty remorseful and genuine to me
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 17, 2009, 08:28:07 PM
How did I miss this?

Can't believe the Eagles have signed him. They must be barking.





  Sorry.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on August 18, 2009, 12:04:56 PM
Quote from: "UK Redsox"
Hay pmarachi, did you see Vick's press conference ?

Did he put your mind at rest ?

He seemed pretty remorseful and genuine to me


I saw it.

All it showed me is that he isn't even a good actor.

He honestly doesn't understand what he did was wrong, he just knows it was illegal. (that may not make sense, but it does to me in my head)

I won't follow this guy.

And Jeff Lurie really made me sick...
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on August 19, 2009, 08:26:45 AM
This is getting silly now !!!!

Favre signs for the Vikings (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=4406963)

(http://stmedia.startribune.com/images/3favre081909.jpg)



(http://sports.espn.go.com/photo/2009/0818/pg2_a_favre_200.jpg)
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on August 19, 2009, 12:39:19 PM
I knew he would do this.

Doesn't like preseason or camp.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on August 19, 2009, 12:57:10 PM
Quote from: "pmarachi"
I knew he would do this.

Doesn't like preseason or camp.


The Matt Le Tissier of American Football.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 20, 2009, 01:54:33 AM
Let's see if we can predict next year's headlines...

February... FAVRE : I QUIT!

April... FAVRE CONSIDERS SHOCK RETURN!

June... FAVRE STAYING RETIRED!

July... FAVRE 'TEMPTED BY' COMEBACK!

August... FAVRE SIGNS ON AT DETROIT!

September... FAVRE COMMITS SUICIDE DUE TO LACK OF ATTENTION!

followed by...

December... FAVRE CONSIDERS COMEBACK FROM THE DEAD!

and finally, the year after...

August... DAVIS : FAVRE THE GUY FOR RAIDERS!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on August 21, 2009, 08:06:04 AM
Plax gets 2 years



http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=4411373


According to ESPN this means that Plax got more jail time for accidentally shooting himself than Michael Vick got for running a dog fighting ring and more time than Stallworth got for killing a guy with his car.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on August 21, 2009, 09:20:04 AM
yeah, you can't have an UNREGISTERED fiream.
Mandatory Minimum on that is 3 years.

I mean what a moron.
His wife's an attorney, so you KNOW he knew better.

And the fact that it actually discharged in a crowded nightclub really should have taken the "plea deal" off the table.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: sali,salifou on August 21, 2009, 09:41:37 AM
Haven't been on here for a while
and the world has gone mad.....
I had a little chuckle to myself about Vick Paul, how do you reckon he'll do?
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on August 21, 2009, 10:36:27 AM
I don't know, I wan't watch him.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: usav on August 21, 2009, 01:55:45 PM
Shit, Big Ben injured in training yesterday.  Hope it's nothing serious.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on August 29, 2009, 03:37:37 PM
Michael Vick has made his Eagles pre-season debut.

However, it looks like his number 7 replica jerseys aren't yet available !!

(http://cache-foo-01.gawkerassets.com/gawker/assets/images/11/2009/08/500x_philly.jpg)
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on August 29, 2009, 03:41:38 PM
hahaha SO GROSS!!


I made this post in the last movie you have seen thread, but I will make it here.

If you like American Football, check out the Ernie Davis story, The Express
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 30, 2009, 12:46:37 PM
Cutler v Orton today, could be a rare, interesting, pre-season game. I predict a lovely welcome for our Jay.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on August 31, 2009, 11:59:01 AM
Quote from: "cdvillafan"
Cutler v Orton today, could be a rare, interesting, pre-season game. I predict a lovely welcome for our Jay.


Did you use the word "Interesting" and "pre-season" in the same sentence?
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on September 03, 2009, 08:17:09 AM
Quote from: "cdvillafan"
Cutler v Orton today, could be a rare, interesting, pre-season game. I predict a lovely welcome for our Jay.



Looks like Jay Cutler  is planning a second career as a male model

(http://www.michiganavemag.com/images/MA_SP09_100_NEW1.jpg)


Just to make up for posting the above, here's Pilar "Mrs Prime-Time" Sanders

(http://www.mediatakeout.com/2474c9a50fddc1c9/1251811071pilarfine.jpg)
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on September 03, 2009, 10:44:47 AM
eagles play the jets in preseason tonight.

Hopefully someone breaks vicks leg.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on September 03, 2009, 11:48:56 AM
Quote from: "pmarachi"
eagles play the jets in preseason tonight.

Hopefully someone breaks vicks leg.


Still not come to terms with Vick being an Eagle then ?!?

How's his presence going down with other fans, both vegan & non-vegan ?
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Drummond on September 03, 2009, 12:08:30 PM
Well my fantasy league draft is happening on Saturday. Fingers crossed.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on September 04, 2009, 08:16:06 AM
pmarachi's least favourite player will be eligible in Week 3 (http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/2009/09/03/2009-09-03_nfl_announces_eagles.html)
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Yeltzer on September 04, 2009, 09:46:58 AM
As a bit of a part time fan can someone tell me when the regular season actually starts?

Ta very muchly
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on September 04, 2009, 01:05:47 PM
Quote from: "Yeltzer"
As a bit of a part time fan can someone tell me when the regular season actually starts?

Ta very muchly


Thursday 10 Sep
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on September 04, 2009, 11:16:09 PM
Vick is still hated by everyone in the US outside of philly

Philly fans LOVE him now.  keep in mind they never "loved" McNabb, the future hall of famer...

I still hate him

He also was HORRIBLE in the preseason game last night... HORRIBLE!!!

7 for 11, threw for only 26 yards, was sacked 4 times (once for a 20+ yard loss!!!) and fumbled 2 times and threw one interception.

HORRIBLE!!!

I was happy as hell
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 06, 2009, 03:08:52 PM
The NFLuk Fantasy League is back. Anyone else playing?

http://www.nfluk.com/fantasy-game

Here's my picks for week 1...

QB Schaub (Houston)
RB Thomas (New Orleans)
RB Peterson (Minnesota)
WR Colston (New Orleans)
WR Johnson (Houston)
TE Shiancoe (Minnesota)
K Hartley (New Orleans)
DEF New Orleans

I have gone for the tactic of picking loads of New Orleans players cos they are against Detroit and Detroit are shite.

I did well in the first year I tried this, twice my team got into the overall top ten and the BullyWeeVilla Bears were proudly featured on Sky's league table, before falling apart to finish about 500th. Last year we suffered from second season syndrome and finished about 10,000th.

I haven't been following that closely this year so can anyone tell me if any of my picks have got injured or are likely to be rubbish?
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on September 07, 2009, 01:54:25 PM
I only played Fantasy NFL for a couple of seasons. I got bored with the lack of moves that were required.

Now I stick to Fantasy Baseball, which requires daily changes to the lineup
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on September 08, 2009, 08:45:14 AM
Quote from: "IanB"
Can you post some more pics of that gorgeous woman please?


More Mrs Prime Time (http://www.mediatakeout.com/2009/35221-dizzzzzzzayummmm_check_out_deion_sanders_wife_pilar__her_body_is_bazonkers.html).

Thanks once again to the great www.deadspin.com
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on September 08, 2009, 09:04:16 AM
Not long to go until the new season. Come on Da Bears! (oh and the Titans against the Steelers).
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: sali,salifou on September 08, 2009, 09:29:27 AM
Can't say I'm holding out a lot of hope for the titans this season. Maybe a 9-7 but in our division don't thiink we'll make playoffs.
Patriots v VIkings superbowl
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on September 09, 2009, 11:22:20 AM
Sky's upcoming live games

SEPTEMBER
Thur 10    Tennessee Titans @ Pittsburgh Steelers    Sky Sports 2
Sky Sports HD2    1am (Friday Morning)
Sun 13    Minnesota Vikings @ Cleveland Browns    Sky Sports 3    5.30pm
Sun 13    Washington Redskins @ New York Giants    Sky Sports 3    9pm
Sun 20    New Orleans Saints @ Philadelphia Eagles    Sky Sports 3    5.30pm
Sun 20    Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Buffalo Bills    Sky Sports 3    9pm
Sun 27    Tennessee Titans @ New York Jets            TBC/5.30pm
Sun 27    Miami Dolphins @ San Diego Chargers    TBC/9pm
OCTOBER
Sun 04    Baltimore Ravens @ New England Patriots    TBC/5.30pm
Sun 04    Dallas Cowboys @ Denver Broncos            TBC/9pm


"Five" will be showing the Sunday Night game (now without Madden).

Monday Night Football will not be on UK tv.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on September 09, 2009, 11:39:31 AM
you guys get more games on tv than we do.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: usav on September 09, 2009, 12:49:42 PM
Quote from: "pmarachi"
you guys get more games on tv than we do.


Clearly not a true statement, but the coverage does seem to have improved leaps and bounds since I last lived there.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on September 09, 2009, 01:07:04 PM
Quote from: "UK Redsox"
Sky's upcoming live games

SEPTEMBER
Thur 10    Tennessee Titans @ Pittsburgh Steelers    Sky Sports 2
Sky Sports HD2    1am (Friday Morning)
Sun 13    Minnesota Vikings @ Cleveland Browns    Sky Sports 3    5.30pm
Sun 13    Washington Redskins @ New York Giants    Sky Sports 3    9pm
Sun 20    New Orleans Saints @ Philadelphia Eagles    Sky Sports 3    5.30pm
Sun 20    Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Buffalo Bills    Sky Sports 3    9pm
Sun 27    Tennessee Titans @ New York Jets            TBC/5.30pm
Sun 27    Miami Dolphins @ San Diego Chargers    TBC/9pm
OCTOBER
Sun 04    Baltimore Ravens @ New England Patriots    TBC/5.30pm
Sun 04    Dallas Cowboys @ Denver Broncos            TBC/9pm


"Five" will be showing the Sunday Night game (now without Madden).

Monday Night Football will not be on UK tv.


Sky+ is going to be busy this year.

Early Prediction:- I think this could be the Detroit Lions' year....
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on September 09, 2009, 02:45:59 PM
Quote from: "usav"
Quote from: "pmarachi"
you guys get more games on tv than we do.


Clearly not a true statement, but the coverage does seem to have improved leaps and bounds since I last lived there.


Actually coverage is down by 3 games a week this year.

There's no MNF and only two games on Sundays instead of the previous four (two on normal Sky and two on "Red Button")
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: CT on September 09, 2009, 03:12:26 PM
Quote
Actually coverage is down by 3 games a week this year.

There's no MNF and only two games on Sundays instead of the previous four (two on normal Sky and two on "Red Button")


Sky seemed pretty late in advertising the NFL this year. Who's got the Monday night game then - still CH5?

Having given in and got ESPN (for the UFC) I watched that Florida Seminoles / Miami game - the 38-34 - wow!!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Tony Boucher on September 09, 2009, 04:41:44 PM
Quote from: "CT"
Quote
Actually coverage is down by 3 games a week this year.

There's no MNF and only two games on Sundays instead of the previous four (two on normal Sky and two on "Red Button")


Sky seemed pretty late in advertising the NFL this year. Who's got the Monday night game then - still CH5?

Having given in and got ESPN (for the UFC) I watched that Florida Seminoles / Miami game - the 38-34 - wow!!


Being a 'Noles fan myself, was pretty gutted about that one.  Generally find college stuff far more exciting than NFL & this was no exception
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on September 10, 2009, 10:06:24 AM
Quote from: "CT"
Quote
Actually coverage is down by 3 games a week this year.

There's no MNF and only two games on Sundays instead of the previous four (two on normal Sky and two on "Red Button")


Sky seemed pretty late in advertising the NFL this year. Who's got the Monday night game then - still CH5?


MNF not on UK tv this season.

NFLUK are encouraging people to sign up to the NFL's on line service in order to get it.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on September 10, 2009, 10:15:20 AM
Quote from: "UK Redsox"
Quote from: "CT"
Quote
Actually coverage is down by 3 games a week this year.

There's no MNF and only two games on Sundays instead of the previous four (two on normal Sky and two on "Red Button")


Sky seemed pretty late in advertising the NFL this year. Who's got the Monday night game then - still CH5?


MNF not on UK tv this season.

NFLUK are encouraging people to sign up to the NFL's on line service in order to get it.


If I have any Tuesdays off work I'll probably try and find it on a dodgy internet feed then.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on September 10, 2009, 11:24:16 AM
Ohio State college football player Terelle Pryor on Michael Vick .........

Quote
“Not everybody’s the perfect person in the world,” he said. “I mean everyone kills people, murders people, steals from you, steals from me, whatever. I think that people need a second chance, and I’ve always looked up to Mike Vick, and I always will.”




Full article (http://www.betus.com/sports-betting/ncaa-football/articles/college-football-news-terrelle-pryors-michael-vick-quote/)
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 11, 2009, 12:57:47 AM
Here's my predictions for the season. I haven't been following the pre-season or the comings and going too closely though so probably even wronger than usual... (numbers in brackets indicate estimated post-season ranking)

AFC
East - Patriots (1)
North - Steelers (2)
South - Colts (3)
West  - Chargers (4)
Wildcards - Titans (5), Texans (6)

Wildcard Games:- Colts beat Texans, Titans beat Chargers
Divisional Games:- Patriots beat Titans, Colts beat Steelers
Conference Game:- Patriots beat Colts

NFC
East - Giants (1)
North - Da Bears, obviously (2)
South - Saints (4)
West - 49ers (3)
Wilcards - Redskins (5), Cowboys (6)

Wildcard Games:- Cowboys beat 49ers, Redskins beat Saints
Divisional Games:- Giants beat Cowboys, Bears beat Redskins
Comference Game:- Giants beat Bears :-(

Superbowl:- Patriots beat Giants

Biggest Surprise Teams:- 49ers, Saints
Biggest Disappointments:- Vikings, Eagles, Cardinals
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on September 11, 2009, 08:57:36 AM
I'll agree with Pats v G-Men in the Superbowl.

It'll be interesting to see how the Favre experiment goes in Minnesota.

Anyone else going to Pats v Bucs @ Wemberley ?
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: sali,salifou on September 11, 2009, 09:37:00 AM
ah shit
we stopped playing Defense and Big Ben stepped up
stupid game anyway
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Tony Boucher on September 11, 2009, 09:42:48 AM
Quote from: "UK Redsox"
I'll agree with Pats v G-Men in the Superbowl.

It'll be interesting to see how the Favre experiment goes in Minnesota.

Anyone else going to Pats v Bucs @ Wemberley ?


Yep, I'm going - the Bucs are my NFL team.  Seen them a few times in Tampa & loved it.  Might be a tad cooler in London though!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on September 11, 2009, 12:00:36 PM
Quote from: "cdvillafan"
Here's my predictions for the season. I haven't been following the pre-season or the comings and going too closely though so probably even wronger than usual... (numbers in brackets indicate estimated post-season ranking)

AFC
East - Patriots (1)
North - Steelers (2)
South - Colts (3)
West  - Chargers (4)
Wildcards - Titans (5), Texans (6)

Wildcard Games:- Colts beat Texans, Titans beat Chargers
Divisional Games:- Patriots beat Titans, Colts beat Steelers
Conference Game:- Patriots beat Colts

NFC
East - Giants (1)
North - Da Bears, obviously (2)
South - Saints (4)
West - 49ers (3)
Wilcards - Redskins (5), Cowboys (6)


Wildcard Games:- Cowboys beat 49ers, Redskins beat Saints
Divisional Games:- Giants beat Cowboys, Bears beat Redskins
Comference Game:- Giants beat Bears :-(

Superbowl:- Patriots beat Giants

Biggest Surprise Teams:- 49ers, Saints
Biggest Disappointments:- Vikings, Eagles, Cardinals


WAIT!!!!

Seriously?

Is there ANY WAY we can make a wager on this?!?!?!

I wan't to take care of that ASAP!!!



Don't discuss with anyone, just say YES!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on September 11, 2009, 12:05:42 PM
Quote from: "sali,salifou"
ah shit
we stopped playing Defense and Big Ben stepped up
stupid game anyway


I watched the first half - in bed by 3.15am and recorded the rest. Then I saw that the Steelers had won on the BBC Sport page. Thought I'd be safe there!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on September 11, 2009, 12:44:21 PM
Quote from: "ADVILLAFAN"

I watched the first half - in bed by 3.15am and recorded the rest. Then I saw that the Steelers had won on the BBC Sport page. Thought I'd be safe there!


Five Live even gave out the result on their 6:30 sports bulletin (however, it was Villa fan Vasos, so I'll give him a pass)
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: peter w on September 11, 2009, 01:34:08 PM
For no other reason than they have 'England' in their title are the New England Patriots still good? Are they expected to win it this year?

Back in the C4 80s days I did follow this and the Birmingham whatever they were called team.

Look out for their scores still. But I do that as much as I try and have a team in most sports to get some interest.

In baseball I always look out for the scores of Kansas City (Royals?) Do the Chiefs still have a team at Kansas?
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on September 11, 2009, 04:10:58 PM
Quote from: "peter w"
For no other reason than they have 'England' in their title are the New England Patriots still good? Are they expected to win it this year?

Back in the C4 80s days I did follow this and the Birmingham whatever they were called team.

Look out for their scores still. But I do that as much as I try and have a team in most sports to get some interest.

In baseball I always look out for the scores of Kansas City (Royals?) Do the Chiefs still have a team at Kansas?


The Patriots have been the most dominant team over the last 10 years. Their Quarter-Back, who is arguably the mest in the NFL got injured in the 1st quarter of the 1st game last year and they still had an 11-5 record. They were very unlucky to miss out on the play-offs, the first team to miss out with 11 wins for 20 years.

The Kansas City Chiefs are still going, but are not very good. I'm pretty sure they're in the state of Missouri not Kansas, just to be confusing.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: richard moore on September 11, 2009, 06:39:35 PM
I have the Eagles, my team, to be NFC champs at 5-1 (used to live in Philly in the 70s)
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: usav on September 11, 2009, 07:21:42 PM
Quote from: "sali,salifou"
ah shit
we stopped playing Defense and Big Ben stepped up
stupid game anyway


The defence still played well, even after Troy went off.

I think outside of Baltimore, that will probably the toughest game this season.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 11, 2009, 07:41:03 PM
Why don't they just forget the match and toss a coin to decide who wins? Overtime is fucking stupid. If they MUST have it at least have 5 minutes each way.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: usav on September 11, 2009, 07:47:13 PM
I actually like it, you are far from guaranteed to score, just because you have posession.

College do it differently with a possesion each until someone wins.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 12, 2009, 10:52:20 AM
Maybe you're not guaranteed to score but even if you don't you can pin the opposition back in their own territory.

According to this... http://forum.officiating.com/football/54582-overtime-rules.html ... 73% of overtime games are won by the team that wins the toss.

I think 5 minutes each way would be far fairer. If still level, I would go with a two-point conversion shoot-out along the lines of a penalty shoot-out.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 14, 2009, 12:51:41 AM
Well the Bears have beaten the Pears home and away this season, the Villa have just won at Small Heath, again (yawn!) so now I'm confident of another Bears win, this time in not-very-Green Bay, as I'm on a roll in local derbies.

Come on Cutler and the Monsters of the Midway!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on September 14, 2009, 07:59:57 AM
Quote from: "cdvillafan"
Well the Bears have beaten the Pears home and away this season, the Villa have just won at Small Heath, again (yawn!) so now I'm confident of another Bears win, this time in not-very-Green Bay, as I'm on a roll in local derbies.

Come on Cutler and the Monsters of the Midway!


So, "3rd and 1" on the half way line......... guess the Bears were expecting a run !!


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Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on September 14, 2009, 09:04:14 AM
Oh the delights of staying up past 5am to watch this and the Packers getting a late winner.

At least the Villa won I guess.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on September 14, 2009, 09:09:44 AM
I didn't stay up for the late game but I did watch most of the Vikings against Randy's other team

Here's Adrian Peterson doing his best Jim Brown impression

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And here's the man himself

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Jim Brown's appearance at Villa Park was one of the highlights of my time watching the Villa
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: sali,salifou on September 14, 2009, 02:37:00 PM
Fair play to Rogers, thats a massive play right. Eagles looked insane on defense yesterday. I'm still gutted about thursday.
Steelers v EAgles superbowl
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 15, 2009, 02:07:42 AM
Cutler Out! Come back Rex all is forgiven!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 15, 2009, 03:13:32 AM
How the Hell did the Bills mess that up that was even worse than their defeat against the Cowboys last season?

If I was their coach I don't think I would be speaking to my kick returner.

Nice to see the old-style uniforms. The officials look weird in their Sunderland kits!

Sadly I will have to go to bed now and miss the Raiders losing as usual.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on September 15, 2009, 07:56:31 AM
Urlacher out for the season (http://sports.espn.go.com/chicago/nfl/news/story?id=4472175)
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 15, 2009, 08:51:59 AM
Arse.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on September 15, 2009, 11:54:23 AM
Quote from: "cdvillafan"
How the Hell did the Bills mess that up that was even worse than their defeat against the Cowboys last season?

If I was their coach I don't think I would be speaking to my kick returner.

Nice to see the old-style uniforms. The officials look weird in their Sunderland kits!

Sadly I will have to go to bed now and miss the Raiders losing as usual.


First off, at the end of the game before that second to last TD, there is NO WAY IN HELL that the pats actually got that first down.

They got a spot pretty much in the red zone which led them to that TD.

And then that kick return.  When I saw him running, I literally said out loud "NOOOOOO What are you doing!!!"

Pat's are the luckiest team alive.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 21, 2009, 02:23:05 AM
Good has triumphed over evil and all is right in the Universe thanks to Robbie Gould.

World Champions, my arse!

Da Bears!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on September 21, 2009, 09:39:23 AM
F'ing hell, the Raiders actually won a game


Meanwhile, the Saints look a bit useful
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: CT on September 21, 2009, 09:26:21 PM
I could tell the Cowboys would lose - even without the added help of Sky+ stopping with 3 minutes of the game left! Grr!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on September 21, 2009, 09:43:42 PM
Quote from: "CT"
I could tell the Cowboys would lose - even without the added help of Sky+ stopping with 3 minutes of the game left! Grr!


We've found this, best to tape the programme afterwards too.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on September 22, 2009, 12:19:48 AM
Drew Brees will once again be the best QB in the league.

He was last year in a Brady-less league, and he will be this year with Brady back.

That said, I don't see them making the superbowl regardless.

It's a shame.  If he was still on the Chargers, they would all have rings right now.


Tonight, GO DOLPINS!  (my AFC guys)
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 22, 2009, 12:25:34 AM
Quote from: "pmarachi"
Quote from: "cdvillafan"
Here's my predictions for the season. I haven't been following the pre-season or the comings and going too closely though so probably even wronger than usual... (numbers in brackets indicate estimated post-season ranking)

AFC
East - Patriots (1)
North - Steelers (2)
South - Colts (3)
West  - Chargers (4)
Wildcards - Titans (5), Texans (6)

Wildcard Games:- Colts beat Texans, Titans beat Chargers
Divisional Games:- Patriots beat Titans, Colts beat Steelers
Conference Game:- Patriots beat Colts

NFC
East - Giants (1)
North - Da Bears, obviously (2)
South - Saints (4)
West - 49ers (3)
Wilcards - Redskins (5), Cowboys (6)


Wildcard Games:- Cowboys beat 49ers, Redskins beat Saints
Divisional Games:- Giants beat Cowboys, Bears beat Redskins
Comference Game:- Giants beat Bears :-(

Superbowl:- Patriots beat Giants

Biggest Surprise Teams:- 49ers, Saints
Biggest Disappointments:- Vikings, Eagles, Cardinals


WAIT!!!!

Seriously?

Is there ANY WAY we can make a wager on this?!?!?!

I wan't to take care of that ASAP!!!



Don't discuss with anyone, just say YES!


Singletary's boys are 2-0, maybe I should have taken you up on that wager! On second thoughts, if I bet on them they would lose the next 14!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on September 22, 2009, 09:21:27 AM
The 2009 LFL season has begun .......

(http://images.huffingtonpost.com/gadgets/slideshows/2779/slide_2779_38629_large.jpg)

(http://images.huffingtonpost.com/gadgets/slideshows/2779/slide_2779_38624_large.jpg)


For the record, the final score was Los Angeles Temptation 26, Denver Dream 19
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on September 22, 2009, 11:53:56 AM
Quote from: "cdvillafan"
Quote from: "pmarachi"
Quote from: "cdvillafan"
Here's my predictions for the season. I haven't been following the pre-season or the comings and going too closely though so probably even wronger than usual... (numbers in brackets indicate estimated post-season ranking)

AFC
East - Patriots (1)
North - Steelers (2)
South - Colts (3)
West  - Chargers (4)
Wildcards - Titans (5), Texans (6)

Wildcard Games:- Colts beat Texans, Titans beat Chargers
Divisional Games:- Patriots beat Titans, Colts beat Steelers
Conference Game:- Patriots beat Colts

NFC
East - Giants (1)
North - Da Bears, obviously (2)
South - Saints (4)
West - 49ers (3)
Wilcards - Redskins (5), Cowboys (6)


Wildcard Games:- Cowboys beat 49ers, Redskins beat Saints
Divisional Games:- Giants beat Cowboys, Bears beat Redskins
Comference Game:- Giants beat Bears :-(

Superbowl:- Patriots beat Giants

Biggest Surprise Teams:- 49ers, Saints
Biggest Disappointments:- Vikings, Eagles, Cardinals


WAIT!!!!

Seriously?

Is there ANY WAY we can make a wager on this?!?!?!

I wan't to take care of that ASAP!!!



Don't discuss with anyone, just say YES!


Singletary's boys are 2-0, maybe I should have taken you up on that wager! On second thoughts, if I bet on them they would lose the next 14!


As horrible as that division is, they still won't make the playoffs.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on September 22, 2009, 11:54:45 AM
Quote from: "UK Redsox"
The 2009 LFL season has begun .......

(http://images.huffingtonpost.com/gadgets/slideshows/2779/slide_2779_38629_large.jpg)

(http://images.huffingtonpost.com/gadgets/slideshows/2779/slide_2779_38624_large.jpg)


For the record, the final score was Los Angeles Temptation 26, Denver Dream 19


What the hell is this?  What's the LFL?  This is in America?
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on September 22, 2009, 01:00:12 PM
Ladies Football League?

First time that I've ever seen this - looks promising though!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Drummond on September 22, 2009, 01:07:51 PM
Hmmm, a new style of Fantasy Football!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on September 22, 2009, 01:49:30 PM
Quote from: "ADVILLAFAN"
Ladies Football League?

First time that I've ever seen this - looks promising though!


"Lingerie Football League"

http://www.lflus.com/

http://www.facebook.com/mylfl

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Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 22, 2009, 10:23:35 PM
If you mean Cleveland shit and yes.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Drummond on September 23, 2009, 10:14:12 AM
I won my opening game last week by one point.

Then, during the week, there was a stat correction and i had a point deducted as Felix Jones had been incorrectly awarded a 20 yard run. Gutted.

Still, I won in week 2 despite only two other teams in the league scoring less points.

Not that you'd care having seen the pics from the LFL but I thought I'd share.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: OCD on September 23, 2009, 08:11:42 PM
Quote from: "UK Redsox"
The 2009 LFL season has begun .......

(http://images.huffingtonpost.com/gadgets/slideshows/2779/slide_2779_38629_large.jpg)

(http://images.huffingtonpost.com/gadgets/slideshows/2779/slide_2779_38624_large.jpg)


For the record, the final score was Los Angeles Temptation 26, Denver Dream 19


Surprisingly, my first thought was not 'I wonder what the score was?'.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: PeterWithesShin on September 23, 2009, 08:26:12 PM
So many potential jokes!

(http://weeklydrop.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/lingerie-football-league-try-outs.jpg)
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: OCD on September 23, 2009, 08:35:39 PM
I think I could watch a few of those games.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: PeterWithesShin on September 23, 2009, 08:48:47 PM
I'd prefer these 2 up front to Gabby and JC.

(http://api.ning.com/files/7M2t2rGVviE91HTkYmaEypyo5ZYSj6JSLwOeSdZ13Iec8ucEfrZa4T74D8QhmJ3ekysigTiYenXzg*GdovdlsUxOIMQ5Gcla/ChristyHemmeLingerie20Football20Lea.jpg)
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 24, 2009, 07:58:53 PM
Quote from: "IanB"
Quote from: "cdvillafan"
If you mean Cleveland shit and yes.


Oh dear, will it ever get any better there for Mr. Lerner?


Wouldn't bet on it. A lot of their fans wanted the coach (Mangeni, or sarcastically Mangenius) sacked after pre-season. And to think O'Neill thinks he's got it bad when we wait till half-time to start moaning...
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 25, 2009, 12:54:45 AM
The only good news is that they get to play the Detroit Lions this year, so they should win at least ONE game.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on September 25, 2009, 08:23:21 AM
Quote from: "cdvillafan"
The only good news is that they get to play the Detroit Lions this year, so they should win at least ONE game.


Look for Greg Zorn to get fired if the 'Skins lose to the Lions this weekend
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on September 25, 2009, 01:11:15 PM
We have the Seahawks and then the Lions in our next 2 games. That should mean that the Bears go into the bye week with a 3-1 record.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 27, 2009, 06:06:07 PM
Guess who's making his Beagles debut today?

Pmarachi won't be pleased.

Anyone know if the Thursday night, Thanksgiving, Christmas week-end and Saturday play-offs are on GB TV this year? I'm worried they won't be as we seem to be losing a lot of coverage this year.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: HTFCacc2007 on September 27, 2009, 06:41:26 PM
Quote from: "cdvillafan"
Guess who's making his Beagles debut today?

Pmarachi won't be pleased.

Anyone know if the Thursday night, Thanksgiving, Christmas week-end and Saturday play-offs are on GB TV this year? I'm worried they won't be as we seem to be losing a lot of coverage this year.


All on Sky Sports as part of their deal and in HD!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 27, 2009, 06:42:54 PM
Oh look at you... HD! Bloody show-off! ;-)

Cheers for the info.

I'm confused Vick doesn't seem to be at QB but has a seven-yard run... is he playing Running Back?
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: HTFCacc2007 on September 27, 2009, 06:47:31 PM
Are the Eagles playing wildcat? I was listening to Around the Horn in the week and they were talking of using Vick as either a RB or WR.

Jets are playing well on Sky Sports.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 27, 2009, 06:49:54 PM
Rams cannot buy a first down against the Packers. I hope they're this useless when we play them.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 27, 2009, 07:07:11 PM
Quote from: "UK Redsox"
Quote from: "cdvillafan"
The only good news is that they get to play the Detroit Lions this year, so they should win at least ONE game.


Look for Greg Zorn to get fired if the 'Skins lose to the Lions this weekend


Currently ten-nil to the Motown Mincers... you never know!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 27, 2009, 07:08:54 PM
Quote from: "HTFCacc2007"
Are the Eagles playing wildcat? I was listening to Around the Horn in the week and they were talking of using Vick as either a RB or WR.

Jets are playing well on Sky Sports.


I thought they were showing Titans of New York against Houston Oilers?
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: evalast1910 on September 27, 2009, 08:20:22 PM
See the Browns are losing again.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on September 27, 2009, 10:12:29 PM
Quote from: "cdvillafan"

I'm confused Vick doesn't seem to be at QB but has a seven-yard run... is he playing Running Back?


Vick is the Eagles "Wildcat" QB.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on September 27, 2009, 10:16:05 PM
Quote from: "cdvillafan"
Quote from: "HTFCacc2007"
Are the Eagles playing wildcat? I was listening to Around the Horn in the week and they were talking of using Vick as either a RB or WR.

Jets are playing well on Sky Sports.


I thought they were showing Titans of New York against Houston Oilers?


What's up next ? Decatur Staleys against the Portsmouth Spartans** ?


** I think that the last time before today that the Lions won a game they may well have still gone by that name.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on September 27, 2009, 10:18:07 PM
Quote from: "evalast1910"
See the Browns are losing again.


Randy's Browns lost to the "real" Browns and stay on track to match Detroit's 0 and 16 record of last season.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on September 27, 2009, 10:21:03 PM
Quote from: "cdvillafan"
Quote from: "UK Redsox"
Quote from: "cdvillafan"
The only good news is that they get to play the Detroit Lions this year, so they should win at least ONE game.


Look for Greg Zorn to get fired if the 'Skins lose to the Lions this weekend


Currently ten-nil to the Motown Mincers... you never know!


Time for Joe Gibbs to make another comeback ?
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: OCD on September 27, 2009, 11:31:26 PM
The bloke on Sky said that perhaps Browns could sign a few Villa players and get a couple of kickers. They must be desperate. Did I hear they're now the worst team ever?
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 28, 2009, 12:51:17 AM
Great comeback by Da Bears shame Da Ex-Bear Singletary's San Francisco 85ers couldn't stop the Purple Penis Eaters.

Well done Lions, better late than never!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on September 28, 2009, 11:14:27 AM
Quote from: "UK Redsox"
Quote from: "evalast1910"
See the Browns are losing again.


Randy's Browns lost to the "real" Browns and stay on track to match Detroit's 0 and 16 record of last season.


Do they face the Rams or Raiders this season? Could be the clash of the shite-ans.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on September 28, 2009, 11:31:35 AM
Well Vick sucked which made my day.

0 completions
0 passing yards
7 rushing yards

HA!


As for the niners, I am actually believing that they may be a long shot for the playoffs.  Still wouldn't bet on them, but I wouldn't be too shocked if they snuck in.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Drummond on September 28, 2009, 12:38:59 PM
I won my fantasy game. I'm 50 points up on my opponent with 3 players yet to play!

Demons are top of the League.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 28, 2009, 07:59:28 PM
I'm doing rubbish this year in the fantasy league. I reckon I got about 70 points this week... which is my best yet.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on September 30, 2009, 12:35:47 PM
Lions for the play-offs anybody?

:-D
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Drummond on September 30, 2009, 01:15:32 PM
I won by 78 points against the previous league leader, whom I have now usurped.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 30, 2009, 08:42:21 PM
Quote from: "ADVILLAFAN"
Lions for the play-offs anybody?

:-D


They'd better not we've got them next.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on October 01, 2009, 01:10:12 PM
Quote from: "Drummond"
I won by 78 points against the previous league leader, who I have now usurped.


I think the Raiders may have a head coaching job available for you soon at this rate.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 01, 2009, 01:42:30 PM
Don't lower yourself Drummond.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: sali,salifou on October 03, 2009, 12:48:49 AM
I'm not talking about nfl this season
just so you know
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 04, 2009, 10:31:47 PM
Bears go 3-1. Nice to see our running game finally getting off the mark. Yes I know it was only the Lions...
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on October 06, 2009, 12:47:13 AM
Pack @ Vikes tonight but no uk tv coverage. Bugger!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 06, 2009, 01:37:31 AM
For once in my life I want Packers to win. The Purple Penis Eaters are our rivals for the NFC North this season, not the Fudge Packers. I know we lost to them but they're still very average.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: bertlambshank on October 06, 2009, 01:57:05 AM
Quote from: "UK Redsox"
Pack @ Vikes tonight but no uk tv coverage. Bugger!
Its on veetle-monday night football channel.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on October 06, 2009, 11:17:49 AM
Quote from: "bigad82"
Quote from: "UK Redsox"
Pack @ Vikes tonight but no uk tv coverage. Bugger!
Its on veetle-monday night football channel.

I should have thought about that earlier and figured out a way to capture the stream
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on October 06, 2009, 02:44:00 PM
Quote from: "sali,salifou"
I'm not talking about nfl this season
just so you know


But what has happened to the Titans this year Salifou?
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 06, 2009, 06:23:32 PM
I thought the Titans would be Superbowl contenders shows what I know!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 06, 2009, 06:24:44 PM
Quote from: "UK Redsox"
Quote from: "bigad82"
Quote from: "UK Redsox"
Pack @ Vikes tonight but no uk tv coverage. Bugger!
Its on veetle-monday night football channel.

I should have thought about that earlier and figured out a way to capture the stream


I wondered about this before. For those of us that can't stay up till 5 two mornings in a row is there a way to 'tape' streams of Monday Night Football to watch later, preferably without having to leave the computer on over-night?
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on October 07, 2009, 09:37:19 PM
There's plenty of options for recording video. Some streams can be captured whilst some have to be recorded from the monitor display. I use software from Applian for recording baseball.

Realplayer can also be used to capture some streams

However, I don't see anyway of doing it without your pc staying on.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on October 08, 2009, 01:14:14 PM
Has anyone had their Wembley tickets yet ?

With the potential for postal strike, I'm beginning to worry
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: DaveD on October 08, 2009, 01:40:23 PM
Quote from: "UK Redsox"
Has anyone had their Wembley tickets yet ?

With the potential for postal strike, I'm beginning to worry


I haven't had mine either. Checked with Ticketmaster, they've been dispatched in the last couple of days.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on October 09, 2009, 12:00:45 PM
Quote from: "DaveD"


I haven't had mine either. Checked with Ticketmaster, they've been dispatched in the last couple of days.


My Ticketmaster account says "dispatched" now as well. It would be helpful if it gave the actual date of dispatch though
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on October 09, 2009, 12:54:10 PM
I'm still waiting for the Bears to play at Wembley *praying emoticon*

I hope the Bucc's win.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: DaveD on October 09, 2009, 02:39:23 PM
Quote from: "ADVILLAFAN"
I'm still waiting for the Bears to play at Wembley *praying emoticon*


You need to build a time machine and set it to 1986 mate. I was there.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: evalast1910 on October 09, 2009, 03:14:43 PM
So out of the weekend's games anyone want to try picking the point margins and see how close they get?
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on October 12, 2009, 08:38:41 AM
The ESPN headline says it all

Browns edge Bills in battle of ineptitude (http://scores.espn.go.com/nfl/recap?gameId=291011002)


Who'd have thought that the Broncos and Vikings would both be 5 and 0 ?
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on October 12, 2009, 12:10:39 PM
Quote from: "UK Redsox"
The ESPN headline says it all

Browns edge Bills in battle of ineptitude (http://scores.espn.go.com/nfl/recap?gameId=291011002)



HAHAHA

I have never met a Browns fan, but my bartender at the bar we go to for gameday is a Bills fan.

He had such high hopes after that first Monday night game.  He actually flew out to Miami for the Dolphins game (they lost)
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on October 12, 2009, 12:56:01 PM
I picked the Panthers to win. Didn't see the Broncos or Browns winning and I had the 49ers beating the Falcons  :-/

We have the Falcons next, the Sunday night game and I have Monday off so that I can watch it :-D

Hope the Rams are as bad when they play us.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: evalast1910 on October 12, 2009, 01:12:33 PM
Washington cost me just over a grand! :@
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Drummond on October 12, 2009, 02:26:10 PM
Washington didn't. Your bet did.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: evalast1910 on October 12, 2009, 04:12:38 PM
Quote from: "Drummond"
Washington didn't. Your bet did.
Hmm....
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: HTFCacc2007 on October 14, 2009, 06:08:52 PM
Entertainment for Wembley is confirmed. Can't say I'm impressed by Harris but Jenkins singing is always good.

Quote
Chart-topper Calvin Harris will get the 85,000 fans ready for action before the New England Patriots and Tampa Bay Buccaneers do battle at Wembley Stadium on Sunday October 25.

 

Harris, whose 'Ready For The Weekend' album went to number one in August, will headline the pregame show [Calvin Harris will perform pre-game at Wembley. Photo AP] before the Pepsi Max International Series, the third competitive, regular-season match the NFL has staged in London.

 

A gold-record holder from his first release, 'I Created Disco', Harris's Wembley performance will include the number-one single 'I'm Not Alone'.

 

Award-winning singer Katherine Jenkins will perform 'God Save The Queen' before the teams kick off. The first artist to win two successive Classical BRIT Awards, the mezzo-soprano from Wales has released six number one classical albums and has performed national anthems at rugby internationals, the FA Cup final and an Ashes Test match. The performer of the United States national anthem has yet to be announced. [Katherine Jenkins will sing the English national anthem at Wembley. Photo AP]

 

Last year, Stereophonics performed the pregame show, with Joss Stone and Ne-Yo singing the national anthems. At the inaugural International Series game in 2007, The Feeling were the headline act with Paul Potts and Jocelyn Brown performing the anthems.

 

The Patriots-Buccaneers game - a matchup of two teams who have won four of the last eight Super Bowls between them - kicks off at 5 p.m. It will be broadcast live on Sky Sports 2 and BBC Radio 5Live Sports Extra, with highlights on BBC Two later in the evening.


If anyone is still waiting for tickets, Ticketmaster says they have dispatched the last batch today.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on October 14, 2009, 07:41:19 PM
Quote from: "HTFCacc2007"


If anyone is still waiting for tickets, Ticketmaster says they have dispatched the last batch today.


Mine hasn't arrived yet. I'll give it until Friday and then start hassling Ticketmaster.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: DaveD on October 14, 2009, 11:08:24 PM
Quote from: "UK Redsox"
Quote from: "HTFCacc2007"


If anyone is still waiting for tickets, Ticketmaster says they have dispatched the last batch today.


Mine hasn't arrived yet. I'll give it until Friday and then start hassling Ticketmaster.


Still nothing here either. About to go postal on the postie...
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on October 14, 2009, 11:10:53 PM
Are TM using Royal Mail or a courier?
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: HTFCacc2007 on October 15, 2009, 07:31:49 AM
They are using Royal Mail, mine have just come. It's special delivery so will need to sign for them.

Also comes with the normal merchandise booklet! If you have tailgate tickets, admission is only guaranteed to 1pm (think it was 2pm last year!).

Really looking forward to next week!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on October 15, 2009, 10:24:17 AM
Quote from: "HTFCacc2007"
They are using Royal Mail, mine have just come. It's special delivery so will need to sign for them.

Also comes with the normal merchandise booklet! If you have tailgate tickets, admission is only guaranteed to 1pm (think it was 2pm last year!).

Really looking forward to next week!


I can't remember whether my tickets are being sent to home or work. However, since I'm working from home today, I'm covered both ways.

Not sure if I have the tailgate tix this year.

My bestest H&V buddy got me tix last year, including for the tailgate. However, I thought it was crap. The queues were too long to get in the merchandise tent or have a go on any of the "sideshows". We just oggled the cheerleaders and then headed into the stadium.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on October 15, 2009, 11:20:57 AM
Quote from: "UK Redsox"
Quote from: "HTFCacc2007"
They are using Royal Mail, mine have just come. It's special delivery so will need to sign for them.

Also comes with the normal merchandise booklet! If you have tailgate tickets, admission is only guaranteed to 1pm (think it was 2pm last year!).

Really looking forward to next week!


I can't remember whether my tickets are being sent to home or work. However, since I'm working from home today, I'm covered both ways.

Not sure if I have the tailgate tix this year.

My bestest H&V buddy got me tix last year, including for the tailgate. However, I thought it was crap. The queues were too long to get in the merchandise tent or have a go on any of the "sideshows". We just oggled the cheerleaders and then headed into the stadium.
c

OK, my head is spinning...

Queues?
Merchandise Tents?
Cheerleaders?
Sideshows?


WHERE IS TAILGATING AND WHAT HAVE YOU DONE WITH IT!!!!!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on October 15, 2009, 11:23:17 AM
also, this is an eventful weekend.

I am going to Iceland for a wedding, and since I am flying back to NY on Sunday afternoon, I will be missing my first Eagles game since 2002.

I think it's a good thing though.  I need this break.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: DaveD on October 15, 2009, 11:54:38 AM
Yeah, my tickets have arrived this morning too.

Phew !
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on October 15, 2009, 01:42:07 PM
Quote from: "pmarachi"


OK, my head is spinning...

Queues?
Merchandise Tents?
Cheerleaders?
Sideshows?


WHERE IS TAILGATING AND WHAT HAVE YOU DONE WITH IT!!!!!


Last year, what was advertised as the tailgating party was more like a fun fair or "The NFL Experience" that they hold at the superbowl site


Good news, tickets just arrived for the game
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 15, 2009, 07:08:12 PM
Hmmm.... I'm sure some team did this before. (http://www.nfl.com/news/story?id=09000d5d8136dce7&template=with-video-with-comments&confirm=true://url)
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: CT on October 15, 2009, 10:00:19 PM
I predict the Cowboys D won't give up a single point this weekend!

*winky thing*
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 15, 2009, 10:21:01 PM
Without checking I'm guessing... bye week?

Da Bears defense wasn' breached last week either!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: sali,salifou on October 16, 2009, 10:07:15 AM
I'm avoiding this thread
Bloody titans
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on October 16, 2009, 12:53:38 PM
Quote from: "sali,salifou"
I'm avoiding this thread
Bloody titans


Oh well, easy game against the Patriots this weekend....
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: sali,salifou on October 16, 2009, 01:16:19 PM
Quote from: "ADVILLAFAN"
Quote from: "sali,salifou"
I'm avoiding this thread
Bloody titans


Oh well, easy game against the Patriots this weekend....



Awful secondary, check
Brady due a decent game, check

This could be a low point

Surely its worth giving VY a go
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on October 16, 2009, 01:27:02 PM
Quote from: "sali,salifou"


Surely its worth giving VY a go


Vince would seem to be the ideal "Wildcat" QB but I'm not sure about his ability to be a pocket/drop-back passer.

Plus he makes Tresco look stable
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: sali,salifou on October 16, 2009, 01:32:24 PM
He cant do much worse than Collins.
Against Jaguars the other way he ended the game with something like 17 successive incompletions
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on October 18, 2009, 09:12:21 PM
Surely that's it for Zorn at the Skins. I think that's four winless teams that they've lost to
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 18, 2009, 11:26:09 PM
Titans losing fifty two nil what the fuck is going on?
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on October 19, 2009, 09:05:29 AM
Quote from: "IanB"
Can you put this into plain English, please? (http://www.cleveland.com/browns/index.ssf/2009/10/bernies_back_--_kosar_joins_br.html)


Translation.............. "Browns are desperate"
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on October 19, 2009, 09:08:21 AM
Where's our resident Yankee-loving Eagles fan ?

http://scores.espn.go.com/nfl/recap?gameId=291018013

Losing to the Raiders, how bad is that ?!?

Meanwhile, Zorn's had the play-calling responsibilities taken of him.

"Paging John Gruden......... John Gruden to D.C. please"



Looks like next week @ Wembley could be a bit one sided

Titans 0 - Patriots 59 (http://scores.espn.go.com/nfl/recap?gameId=291018017)

The Brady Bunch's London opponents, the Bucs, are still without a win
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on October 19, 2009, 11:54:05 AM
Quote from: "UK Redsox"
Where's our resident Yankee-loving Eagles fan ?



I miss my first Eagles game in 8 years and look what happens!!

I actually planned my wedding for the eagles Bye week a few years back, so I wouldn't miss a live game (yeah... my lucky wife).

I got off the plane from Iceland, and I assumed they won...

I was wrong.

In a weird way, I am not THAT mad about it though.  I have a friend who is an Eagles fan, and for the last month he has been TORMENTING another friend of ours about how bad the Raiders are.  He has been really bad about it too.  It is actually getting a little annying.

So in a weird way, if we had to lose to the Raiders, this is the only way I would want it to happen.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: usav on October 19, 2009, 03:21:15 PM
The Browns are truly an awful football team.   The Steelers gifted them three turnovers in a row yesterday and they gave us two back and then went three and out.  

Pathetic.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on October 20, 2009, 12:38:06 AM
Quote from: "usav"
The Browns are truly an awful football team.   The Steelers gifted them three turnovers in a row yesterday and they gave us two back and then went three and out.  

Pathetic.


I still won't call the Browns the Browns.

The Browns are the Baltimore Ravens.

It would be like if you had a kid named Mike, and that kid ran away from home.

So you had another kid a few years later, and you named him Mike as well.

and you dressed him the same, and you tried to make everyone think it was the same kid.

No one would buy it.

They would actually think you were crazy.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 20, 2009, 12:42:06 AM
At least I have finally had a decent week in the fantasy football.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on October 20, 2009, 01:05:37 PM
Quote from: "IanB"
Quote from: "pmarachi"
Quote from: "usav"
The Browns are truly an awful football team.   The Steelers gifted them three turnovers in a row yesterday and they gave us two back and then went three and out.  

Pathetic.


I still won't call the Browns the Browns.

The Browns are the Baltimore Ravens.

It would be like if you had a kid named Mike, and that kid ran away from home.

So you had another kid a few years later, and you named him Mike as well.

and you dressed him the same, and you tried to make everyone think it was the same kid.

No one would buy it.

They would actually think you were crazy.


Forgive my lack of knowledge of our US brethren, but how is this so?


Well it's quite simple.

The Cleveland Browns owner went to move his team to Baltimore, but I think was persuaded out of it after a short while??

The New York Titans are now the New York Jets.
The Baltimore Colts are the Indianapolis Colts.
The Chicago Cardinals became the St. Louis Cardinals and then the Arizona Cardinals.
The Decatur Staleys became the Chicago Staleys and then the Chicago Bears.
The Los Angeles Rams are the St. Louis Rams.
The Oakland Raiders became the Los Angeles Raiders and then back to the Oakland Raiders again.

What's not to understand? :-D

It's a bit like Wimbledon becoming the MK Dons.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on October 20, 2009, 01:53:21 PM
Quote from: "ADVILLAFAN"


Well it's quite simple.

The Cleveland Browns owner went to move his team to Baltimore, but I think was persuaded out of it after a short while??

The New York Titans are now the New York Jets.
The Baltimore Colts are the Indianapolis Colts.
The Chicago Cardinals became the St. Louis Cardinals and then the Arizona Cardinals.
The Decatur Staleys became the Chicago Staleys and then the Chicago Bears.
The Los Angeles Rams are the St. Louis Rams.
The Oakland Raiders became the Los Angeles Raiders and then back to the Oakland Raiders again.

What's not to understand? :-D

It's a bit like Wimbledon becoming the MK Dons.



The Baltimore Ravens ARE the original Cleveland Browns.

As part of the deal allowing the Browns owner to move his team to Baltimore he agreed to leave the team's name and history for if/when the NFL placed an expansion team in Cleveland.

Al Davis did not have to do this when he moved the Raiders because, well ... Al Davis does whatever the feck he wants and no one can stop him (not even the all powerful and ultra-controlling NFL)


Other team moves / renamings

Portsmouth Spartans became the Detroit Lions

Dallas Texans became the Kansas City Chiefs

Houston Oilers became the Tennessee Oilers and then the Tennessee Titans

Boston Braves** became the Boston Redskins and then the Washington Redskins

The Pittsburgh Steelers were originally known by the same name as the city's baseball team, ie the Pirates**

A more minor change saw the Boston Patriots became the New England Patriots

Also, the Rams were actually in Cleveland before they moved to LA and then St Louis



This is just the current NFL teams. There were some great names in the past inc. Canton Bulldogs, Dayton Triangles, Pottsville Maroons and my favourite, Providence Steamroller.


(** continuing the baseball link, there were also football teams called the Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Yankees)
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on October 20, 2009, 03:05:18 PM
How did Green Bay survive when all of the other small town teams disappeared? (You'd think they'd have moved to Milwaukee).

I was chatting to a guy from Detroit who now lives in Charlotte, North Carolina. I said to him that at least the Panthers have had a decent team fairly recently and he pointed out that they haven't won a game this year which is worse than the Lions!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 20, 2009, 05:49:56 PM
Quote from: "cdvillafan"
At least I have finally had a decent week in the fantasy football.


30th Overall this week! Takes me up to the giddy heights of 2,205th overall.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on October 20, 2009, 06:24:33 PM
Quote from: "ADVILLAFAN"
How did Green Bay survive when all of the other small town teams disappeared? (You'd think they'd have moved to Milwaukee).


The Packers used to play a game each season in Milwaukee


Revenue sharing and the salary cap in the NFL means that a small town like Green Bay can survive.

Its strange that in the hotbed of capitalism there's something like the NFL which is almost communist-like in its structure
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 20, 2009, 07:08:59 PM
Not for much longer.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on October 22, 2009, 11:48:15 AM
Quote from: "IanB"
Quote from: "pmarachi"
Quote from: "usav"
The Browns are truly an awful football team.   The Steelers gifted them three turnovers in a row yesterday and they gave us two back and then went three and out.  

Pathetic.


I still won't call the Browns the Browns.

The Browns are the Baltimore Ravens.

It would be like if you had a kid named Mike, and that kid ran away from home.

So you had another kid a few years later, and you named him Mike as well.

and you dressed him the same, and you tried to make everyone think it was the same kid.

No one would buy it.

They would actually think you were crazy.


Forgive my lack of knowledge of our US brethren, but how is this so?


To sum it up without throwing all these names in the mix, Cleveland as a city owned the name "Cleveland Browns" so when the owner moved them (keep in mind, he moved them because he was a prick, and not because they couldn't sell tickets), he just changed the name.

So the current Browns are just the second go at a team.

The Browns have always had a great fan base, which makes it even worse that shortly after they moved and vhanged their name, the new team, the BALTIMORE RAVENS won a superbowl!  So that could have been a BROWNS superbowl!

The funniest part to me is: Who the hell moves a team from Cleveland to Baltimore?

It's like they couldn't just be in one TERRIBLE city, they needed to be in TWO!!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on October 22, 2009, 12:49:40 PM
Quote from: "UK Redsox"
Quote from: "ADVILLAFAN"
How did Green Bay survive when all of the other small town teams disappeared? (You'd think they'd have moved to Milwaukee).


The Packers used to play a game each season in Milwaukee


Revenue sharing and the salary cap in the NFL means that a small town like Green Bay can survive.

Its strange that in the hotbed of capitalism there's something like the NFL which is almost communist-like in its structure


The worst team gets the best draft pick and in theory an easier schedule. It is amazingly left-wing.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on October 22, 2009, 11:20:07 PM
Quote
Thanks, appreciate that. So why will the Browns always be the Ravens, then? I don't get that bit. Sorry to go on!


I am guessing that the actual players went from Cleveland to the Baltimore Ravens. So it was Cleveland's players that won the Superbowl as Baltimore.

Not a big fan of Franchise movements.

Haven't Los Angeles and San Antonio been rumoured to be wanting an NFL Team.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on October 23, 2009, 07:48:58 AM
Quote from: "ADVILLAFAN"


Haven't Los Angeles and San Antonio been rumoured to be wanting an NFL Team.


Gov. Arnie approved an LA stadium yesterday

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=4585508

Now all LA needs to do is persuade the NFL to give them a team.

I hope there's another expansion. There's 300m plus people in the USA, so they should be able to manage an extra couple of teams.

San Antonio makes sense as being the other new team
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on October 23, 2009, 09:03:51 AM
No thoughts of adding Canadian teams? I know there's the CFL, but it's not the same.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on October 23, 2009, 01:55:09 PM
Quote from: "ADVILLAFAN"
No thoughts of adding Canadian teams? I know there's the CFL, but it's not the same.


Buffalo have been playing a few games in Toronto in recent seasons.

That's really the only viable place to put a team in Canada
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 23, 2009, 07:32:27 PM
Give the expansion spot to the Mexico City Aztecs, or the Brummie Bears.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 25, 2009, 12:01:28 PM
Here's today's fantasy team...

QB Manning IND @ STL
RB Tomlinson SD @ KC
RB Jones NYJ @ OAK
WR Collie IND @ STL
WR Smith NYG vs ARI
TE Miller PIT vs MIN
K Stover IND @ STL
DEF Packers (boo... hiss...) @ CLE
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 25, 2009, 05:51:16 PM
Yawn... shittest Wembley game ever.

Since 2000 anyway.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 25, 2009, 09:27:08 PM
Aaaaaaagh.

Nobody told me that when Titans were on a bye week Bears have to play like them.

We could beat their 59-0 defeat at this rate.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on October 26, 2009, 08:19:30 AM
Right from the early interception it was clear that yesterday's Wembley game was going to be a romp for the Pats.

Even though The Golden Boy threw for over 300 yards and 3 TD's they never had to get out of second gear to beat the Bucs. If Randy Moss hadn't have had another of his "alligator arms" days, the Pats could easily have passed 50 points again.

The Bucs fans (they've always had a big following in the UK) tried their best to make it like a proper home game.

Although it wasn't a great game it was still an entertaining evening.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on October 26, 2009, 11:10:03 AM
Quote from: "UK Redsox"
Right from the early interception it was clear that yesterday's Wembley game was going to be a romp for the Pats.

Even though The Golden Boy threw for over 300 yards and 3 TD's they never had to get out of second gear to beat the Bucs. If Randy Moss hadn't have had another of his "alligator arms" days, the Pats could easily have passed 50 points again.

The Bucs fans (they've always had a big following in the UK) tried their best to make it like a proper home game.


Although it wasn't a great game it was still an entertaining evening.


The Bucs have a big following over there?

Really?
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on October 26, 2009, 11:32:54 AM
Quote from: "pmarachi"


The Bucs have a big following over there?

Really?


Yep

They've had probably the most active UK fan club. Whenever UK NFL fans get publicity its more often or not the Bucs fans.

Weird I know
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on October 26, 2009, 12:50:20 PM
My 1st team play my 2nd team this weekend - Browns @ Bears.

The way da Bears played against the Bengals we could lose this though :-(
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 27, 2009, 06:15:22 PM
Quote from: "pmarachi"
Quote from: "UK Redsox"
Right from the early interception it was clear that yesterday's Wembley game was going to be a romp for the Pats.

Even though The Golden Boy threw for over 300 yards and 3 TD's they never had to get out of second gear to beat the Bucs. If Randy Moss hadn't have had another of his "alligator arms" days, the Pats could easily have passed 50 points again.

The Bucs fans (they've always had a big following in the UK) tried their best to make it like a proper home game.


Although it wasn't a great game it was still an entertaining evening.


The Bucs have a big following over there?

Really?


I've never met a single Bucs fan.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 27, 2009, 06:25:54 PM
The NFL have got a new toy, primarily aimed at UK fans, to help you decide which team to support. There are three different ways to decide.

http://www.nfl-360.com/pick-team

I tried it out of curiosity and I should be a Packers (whatthefuck???), Broncos, or Browns fan.

I'm not changing though. Once a Bear, always a misery-arse.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on October 28, 2009, 07:57:14 AM
Quote from: "cdvillafan"


I've never met a single Bucs fan.


Well, no one's gonna admit to being one at the moment

Channel 4 coverage and the early days of the NFL on Sky used to be full of them
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Drummond on October 28, 2009, 10:16:21 AM
I'm still top of my Fantasy League by half a game.

I did that team thing and the first option was the 49ers; I did start to follow them when I was first interested but only because they were good and had an interesting (to me) passing game.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on October 28, 2009, 01:08:08 PM
Steelers/ Giants/ Patriots - If only I'd have done that online test years ago I'd support a good team!

The Thursday games must start soon - when is Thanksgiving again?
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: OCD on October 28, 2009, 04:16:09 PM
Last Thursday in November, I believe.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on October 29, 2009, 09:11:44 AM
Life as a fan of Randy's other team (http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=latulippe/091022&sportCat=nfl)
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Tony Boucher on October 29, 2009, 02:12:50 PM
Quote from: "cdvillafan"
Quote from: "pmarachi"
Quote from: "UK Redsox"
Right from the early interception it was clear that yesterday's Wembley game was going to be a romp for the Pats.

Even though The Golden Boy threw for over 300 yards and 3 TD's they never had to get out of second gear to beat the Bucs. If Randy Moss hadn't have had another of his "alligator arms" days, the Pats could easily have passed 50 points again.

The Bucs fans (they've always had a big following in the UK) tried their best to make it like a proper home game.


Although it wasn't a great game it was still an entertaining evening.


The Bucs have a big following over there?

Really?


I've never met a single Bucs fan.


I'm a Bucs fan, having lived on the gulf coast of Florida for a few years.  Went on Sunday & was slightly relieved it wasn't the 50-point monstering that it could've been.  
Woeful, woeful team at the moment (and for the foreseeable).  Practice on Saturday consisted of a brief session in the ballroom of the Intercontinental Hotel & it looked like that was the most they'd practiced all season!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on November 02, 2009, 07:52:32 AM
Favre returned to Green Bay and lead the Vikes to victory with 4 TD passes.

He can retire a happy man now
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on November 02, 2009, 11:51:45 AM
E A G L E S!!!!

Beating the Giants is literally my new superbowl.

(since I know we are never getting back to the real superbowl)
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: OCD on November 02, 2009, 04:42:51 PM
Quote from: "UK Redsox"
Favre returned to Green Bay and lead the Vikes to victory with 4 TD passes.

He can retire a happy man now


Great game that.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on November 03, 2009, 12:02:38 AM
The one time in my entire life I want the Packers to win and they balls it up. Good victory for Bears over Randy's other team, shame we can't play them every week. They really are shite.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pdiddybaby on November 03, 2009, 09:04:27 AM
Quote from: "cdvillafan"
The one time in my entire life I want the Packers to win and they balls it up. Good victory for Bears over Randy's other team, shame we can't play them every week. They really are shite.


and now the GM has been sacked after Randy said he was 'sick' after the Bears game. From a Villa point of view, his descions on coaches and GM's have been very, well, poor. It does make you wonder what would happen if he had to replace MON any time soon ?

Randy has claimed he wasnt a 'strong, credible' candidate but he has made so many mistakes it is no wonder over in Brown's land why there are serious questions over his judgement.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Drummond on November 03, 2009, 09:26:37 AM
....and I'm still top of the league.

Having Maurice Jones-Drew, Pierre Thomas, Reggie Wayne and the Saints Defence certainly helps. I only wish I'd picked Favre ahead of Cutler as QB.

Next week Cutler will be benched as I picked up Alex Smith last week.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: sali,salifou on November 05, 2009, 09:59:05 AM
LAdies and gentlemen.....

WE WON A GAME

CJ is special, he really is
even VY looked decent
thats me done for the season
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on November 07, 2009, 05:52:59 PM
Quote from: "pdiddybaby"
Quote from: "cdvillafan"
The one time in my entire life I want the Packers to win and they balls it up. Good victory for Bears over Randy's other team, shame we can't play them every week. They really are shite.


and now the GM has been sacked after Randy said he was 'sick' after the Bears game. From a Villa point of view, his descions on coaches and GM's have been very, well, poor. It does make you wonder what would happen if he had to replace MON any time soon ?

Randy has claimed he wasnt a 'strong, credible' candidate but he has made so many mistakes it is no wonder over in Brown's land why there are serious questions over his judgement.


I have to be honest, I hate Mangini, and even made jokes about how bad a pick he was...

But keep in mind, when he first came t the jets, they called him Mangenius.

HE isn't THAT bad a pick (I mean he was bad, but the gamble may have been worth it).  The Jets were pretty much atrocious, and they didn't give him an ption the Favre situation, and he still got them 8 wins.

Now the Jets have the same team with a different qb (keep in mind, although Favre is doing well now, he was HORRIBLE last year) and they are off to a much worse start.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: sali,salifou on November 07, 2009, 10:06:55 PM
Chris Johnson says we can go 10-6
Fool!
I fancy us to end 5-11
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on November 09, 2009, 08:20:00 PM
Quote from: "sali,salifou"
Chris Johnson says we can go 10-6
Fool!
I fancy us to end 5-11


CJ's not looking so daft at the moment !!


Meanwhile, the Bucs won a game by beating Green Bay ..................... how the feck did that happen?
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on November 09, 2009, 08:28:06 PM
Because Green Bay are shit... as I keep telling everyone.

Not as shit as us though, unfortunately.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on November 13, 2009, 01:41:35 AM
I hate thursday night football
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on November 13, 2009, 08:28:31 AM
Quote from: "pmarachi"
I hate thursday night football


I suspect that there'll be a few other on here soon moaning about it as well after Cutler's performance.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on November 13, 2009, 11:24:44 AM
I don't like MNF either.

The best part about sunday is you go to a bar for your game, and there are TONS of other fans, and tons of other games all on at the same time.  You watch your game, and you watch parts of all the others.

with MNF and TNF there are four teams worth of fans with no excuse to hit the bar on Sunday...
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: sali,salifou on November 13, 2009, 11:27:42 AM
Not to mention last night's thursday night football was shocking...
But 5 picks for Cutler? Wow!
Titans have bills this weekend, can see a 3rd win on the trot, playoffs here we come!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Drummond on November 13, 2009, 12:19:43 PM
Quote from: "UK Redsox"
Quote from: "pmarachi"
I hate thursday night football


I suspect that there'll be a few other on here soon moaning about it as well after Cutler's performance.


You're not bloody wrong.

He managed to score an incredible -3 points for my team. So now I'm playing the 2nd placed team in the league and I'm already losing by 3 with one player already played. Arse.

5 bloody picks. 5. He's had way too many this season already.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Drummond on November 13, 2009, 12:21:06 PM
I've also got Alex Smith who was on the bench, he was way better than Cutler and managed to score 0 points.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: CT on November 13, 2009, 01:57:41 PM
Great to see The Boys erase at least some of the memory of the mauling by the Eagles last season.

Without being spectacular they are really progressing (even with Roy Williams!) Also forgot the advice from earlier to record the programme after on Ch5 and saw Sky+ run out just after the Eagles F/G made it 20-16. Grr!

Now it's off to Lambeu....
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on November 15, 2009, 11:41:57 AM
Quote from: "UK Redsox"
Quote from: "pmarachi"
I hate thursday night football


I suspect that there'll be a few other on here soon moaning about it as well after Cutler's performance.

Sorry I'm late. I've been too depressed to visit this thread.
I'm officially writing this season off now.
"This season off". See?
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: CT on November 15, 2009, 02:07:14 PM
Did I see somewhere that the BBC are covering the Cowboys / Packers game on Five Live or Sports Extra?
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on November 15, 2009, 02:13:08 PM
Yes they are.

Must be an international week-end.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on November 16, 2009, 08:24:16 AM
I think that BBC Sports Extra have been doing regular coverage this season
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on November 16, 2009, 08:27:55 AM
I see that the Titans march to the Superbowl is continuing. 3 and 0 since Vince took over.

The Broncos are heading in the opposite direction having lost three in a row and their now not even capable of beating a horrible Redskins team.

Looks like the Saints were lucky to remain unbeaten
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on November 16, 2009, 09:54:44 AM
Quote from: "Drummond"
I've also got Alex Smith who was on the bench, he was way better than Cutler and managed to score 0 points.


Cutler had a bloody nightmare. The Bears were much better than the 49ers but Cutler kept throwing interceptions, 5 in total I think.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on November 16, 2009, 09:04:30 PM
Anyone else notice Sali,Salifou getting his e-mail read out on the 5 coverage of the excellent Colts-Pats game?

Did you enjoy your moment of fame?
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on November 17, 2009, 07:33:55 AM
Randy's Browns lost to the real Browns last night to confirm their general crappiness
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Drummond on November 17, 2009, 08:36:46 AM
But I won despite Cutler and am two and a half games ahead with 3 to play. Looks like I'll be Number 1 rank in the play-offs. Result.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on November 17, 2009, 09:05:27 AM
Good luck Drummond.

I was crap at my 'expert picks' this week.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Drummond on November 17, 2009, 10:08:18 AM
Thanks, I'll inevitably get knocked out in the first round.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on November 18, 2009, 11:11:34 AM
For our Titans fans

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Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on November 24, 2009, 02:39:20 AM
I am really rooting for Vince Young tonight.

Always really liked the guy.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on November 24, 2009, 07:48:48 AM
Vinn-Y now 4 and 0 since he got the starting QB job back
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on November 24, 2009, 01:03:47 PM
Titans now a very long shot for the play-offs?

In the AFC they'd only be able to lose 1 more game maximum.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on November 26, 2009, 08:27:34 PM
This kid could start at Linebacker for the Browns next week !!

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Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: VillaZogmariner on November 26, 2009, 08:36:46 PM
Am I the only one pissing myself laughing at that clip?
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on November 26, 2009, 08:42:59 PM
The hapless Lions against the Pack currently on Sky.

This'll be followed by my equally hapless Raiders at the Cowboys and then a match up of two teams that started out great but that are now hopelessly out of form, Giants at Broncos
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on November 26, 2009, 08:45:44 PM
Why oh why does the NFL insist on inflicting the woeful Lions on us every Thanksgiving?

Some traditions should be allowed to die.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on November 27, 2009, 08:42:20 AM
That's 5 defeats in their last six games for the G-Men


Also, no love for Lovie in Chicago

From ESPN
Quote
We've been following the Lovie Smith hot seat scenario in Chicago, and as of yesterday, there was a report from radio host Hub Arkush -- also the publisher of Pro Football Weekly -- that the Bears were looking at options to replace both Smith and GM Jerry Angelo.

Asked to comment, two of the Bears players were angered about the report. "If it was information that we were all privy to and it was true, we'd have to deal with it. But when it's just speculation, it kind of leads you to believe that certain people have certain agendas," tight end Desmond Clark said. Conspiracy? Maybe ...

"I probably don't believe that's true. If it is, it means that somebody is giving up. And we haven't given up," Adewale Ogunleye said, but added, "the league is fueled by [speculation]. All we can do is put the blinders on and go out there and just play football."

Interestingly, neither player was effusive with praise for Lovie. But there could be a schism developing in the organization on his future.


Bill Cowher time?!?
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on November 27, 2009, 05:56:41 PM
Hasn't Bill Cowher moved to Chicago and said that he'd like the job?

I think his salary could be a sticking point though.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on December 01, 2009, 07:55:54 AM
Time to install the Saints as Superbowl favorites

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/recap?gameId=291130018
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: usav on December 01, 2009, 01:35:26 PM
Quote from: "UK Redsox"
Time to install the Saints as Superbowl favorites

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/recap?gameId=291130018


I'm still expecting them to come undone at some point......they can't go the whole season and playoffs playing that kind of 'we'll just score more than you' attitude, can they?

Same with the Colts.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on December 01, 2009, 01:58:08 PM
Quote from: "usav"
Quote from: "UK Redsox"
Time to install the Saints as Superbowl favorites

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/recap?gameId=291130018


I'm still expecting them to come undone at some point......they can't go the whole season and playoffs playing that kind of 'we'll just score more than you' attitude, can they?

Same with the Colts.


It worked for the St Louis "Greatest Show on Turf" Rams
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on December 01, 2009, 02:23:14 PM
Quote from: "UK Redsox"
Quote from: "usav"
Quote from: "UK Redsox"
Time to install the Saints as Superbowl favorites

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/recap?gameId=291130018


I'm still expecting them to come undone at some point......they can't go the whole season and playoffs playing that kind of 'we'll just score more than you' attitude, can they?

Same with the Colts.


It worked for the St Louis "Greatest Show on Turf" Rams


But they weren't unbeaten.

They'll probably rest players and lose a game at the end of the regular season.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on December 01, 2009, 05:58:28 PM
The Saints and the Colts both look capable of going the whole season without defeat. Could be a classic Superbowl. I don't think they will rest too many if the 19-0 is still possible. They might bench players when they are miles ahead in the third/fourth quarters.

I hope one of them does it cos I don't like the Patriots and it would be nice for someone to do it before they do. Preferably the Bears, but I'm not sure the league will still be going in three thousand years' time.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on December 02, 2009, 02:04:53 PM
How well do you know your 2000s Quarterbacks ? (http://www.sporcle.com/games/Wafez/quarterbacks_2000s)
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on December 02, 2009, 07:18:58 PM
Quote from: "cdvillafan"


I hope one of them does it cos I don't like the Patriots and it would be nice for someone to do it before they do.


As much as I try to like the Patriots, what with them being from the Boston area, they do make it difficult.

Billy B has got to be the most arrogant, obnoxious coach in the sport and Tom Brady just comes across as smug.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on December 04, 2009, 11:56:47 AM
Quote from: "UK Redsox"
Quote from: "cdvillafan"


I hope one of them does it cos I don't like the Patriots and it would be nice for someone to do it before they do.


As much as I try to like the Patriots, what with them being from the Boston area, they do make it difficult.

Billy B has got to be the most arrogant, obnoxious coach in the sport and Tom Brady just comes across as smug.


The thing I hate most about Bill B (aside from the whole spygate crap) is that people call him a genius every second of the day.

But he has a GREAT team.

If it is all him, like peple insist it is, why wasn't he a genius when they chased him out of Cleveland?

Surely the Browns could have used a GENIUS!

(sidenote: my son was actually born as the Giants beat the PAts in the superbowl, sparing me from watching my two least favorite teams play)
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on December 07, 2009, 07:55:22 AM
The NCAA BCS title game is now set; its Texas v Alabama.

Both teams are undefeated, so I suppose I can't really argue.

Upstarts TCU and Boise State do make a BCS bowl game but they're pitched against each other in the Fiesta Bowl. Its almost like the BCS people said, "Ok, we have to let you in but just go over there out the way and play by yourselves".


Meanwhile in the NFL, the Colts (over Vinn-Y and the resurgent Titans) and Saints remain undefeated. However, New Orleans only just scraped an OT victory over the DC Native Americans.


There was another win for my Raiders. They must be the most perplexing team in the NFL; only four wins but three of them are over the Bengals, Eagles and now the Steelers.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on December 07, 2009, 08:39:01 AM
R.I.P. Tim "Barrel Man" McKernan

(http://www.perituspr.com/components/com_mojo/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/barrel.jpg)
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on December 07, 2009, 09:00:16 AM
Quote from: "UK Redsox"
The NCAA BCS title game is now set; its Texas v Alabama.

Both teams are undefeated, so I suppose I can't really argue.

Upstarts TCU and Boise State do make a BCS bowl games but they're pitched against each other in the Fiesta Bowl. Its almost like the BCS people said, "Ok, we have to let you in but just go over there out the way and play by yourselves".


Meanwhile in the NFL, the Colts (over Vinn-Y and the resurgent Titans) and Saints remain undefeated. However, New Orleans only just scraped an OT victory over the DC Native Americans.


There was another win for my Raiders. They must be the most perplexing team in the NFL; only four wins but three of them are over the Bengals, Eagles and now the Steelers.


They're a nightmare to predict each week!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on December 07, 2009, 05:26:09 PM
I see the Redskins missed a 23-yard field goal that would've put them ten points up with 1.30 left. Saints might start to think their name is on the V**** L******* Trophy.

Mid you, I thought the same a few years back when the Bears beat Arizona ('The Miracle in the Desert') but we still ballsed it up in the end.

Not sure whether I was pleased we won this week or not. While we are still mathematically in the play-off hunt Smith won't try any younger players. We desperately need some to come through with limited draft picks next year.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on December 13, 2009, 12:38:52 PM
Since I was without internet access for most of Fri & Sat, I've only just become aware of this.

Pittsburgh Steelers 6 - Cleveland Villa 13 (http://scores.espn.go.com/nfl/recap?gameId=291210005)

That's now two wins this season for Randy's other team and means that the Steelers are under .500 after 5 straight defeats
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on December 13, 2009, 12:41:57 PM
Both Villas ended their hoodoos this week-end then!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on December 13, 2009, 12:44:10 PM
One for all you Patriot haters .....................

Patriots mascot arrested in prostitution sting (http://www.myfoxboston.com/dpp/news/local/Patriots_mascot_among_14_arrested_in_RI_sex_sting)

No news as to whether he was in costume at the time of the arrest

(http://cache.gawker.com/assets/images/11/2009/12/500x_patpatriot_20091211192753_640_480.jpg)
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on December 17, 2009, 08:53:21 AM
Bengals' Chris Henry suffers "life threatening injuries".

Apparently he fell out of the back of a pickup truck (http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/12/16/bengals.henry/index.html)

Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on December 18, 2009, 08:03:33 AM
Chris Henry didn't make it (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=4750615)

Dead at 26

(http://images.athlonsports.com/d/12339-1/ChrisHenry.jpg)
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on December 18, 2009, 09:07:55 AM
I still don't really understand the details of this, he had an argument with his missus and fell out of a pick-up truck??

Still, not good to go at that (my) age.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: usav on December 18, 2009, 01:13:39 PM
Something like that.  They had a domestic, she drove off in the truck, he ran after her and jumped in the back of the truck and carried on the argument, and about 1/2 mile from the house he fell out.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: CT on December 18, 2009, 07:25:16 PM
Yep, sad news about Chris Henry.

Here's hoping the Boys can beat the Saints on Sat night...oh hang on, it's December isn't it?

Oh well....
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on December 20, 2009, 10:04:43 PM
Bears losing again. Thanks for the memories Smith and Angelo... Now fuck off. Feel free to take the McCaskey family with you.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: usav on December 21, 2009, 01:24:43 AM
Wow - what a win for the Steelers against the Packers.  Grabbed victory from the jaws of defeat.  So bad, it was brilliant.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on December 21, 2009, 08:38:27 AM
I forgot that the Cowboys @ Saints was on Saturday.

Shame to see the latter lose their unbeaten record

Some weird results all round this weekend including another surprising for my Raiders despite having to play the abysmal Jamarcus at QB late in the game.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: CT on December 21, 2009, 03:36:23 PM
Quote
Shame to see the letter lose their unbeaten record


No it wasn't! :-)

That was some of the best all-round stuff the Cowboys have played this season. Trouble is, they're so frighteningly inconsistent that they'll probably lose against the Skins now.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on December 22, 2009, 09:22:20 AM
Mike Holmgren joins Cleveland Villa (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=4762828)


EDIT: Concentrated so hard on spelling "Holmgren" right, I misspelt "Mike" !!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on December 22, 2009, 10:27:25 AM
What exactly does a President do in NFL?
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on December 22, 2009, 11:12:19 AM
Quote from: "UK Redsox"
Mile Holmgren joins Cleveland Villa (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=4762828)


This news should read:

NFL CANCELS Browns Franchise

College teams that could beat the Browns:
1) Texas
2) Florida
3) Cincy
4) Miami
5) Uconn Womens Basketball Team
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on December 22, 2009, 12:48:54 PM
The Steelers couldn't though... They didn't even beat us!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: sali,salifou on December 23, 2009, 08:23:32 PM
Come on you titans! Great second half of the season, the playoffs might be just out of reach but I think we could cause some damage next year
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Rotterdam on December 24, 2009, 11:55:31 AM
Can the 49ers qualify for the playoffs?
I don't think they can...........
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on December 24, 2009, 11:59:24 AM
It's gotten to the stage of the season:-

Come on high draft pick!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: sali,salifou on December 24, 2009, 12:22:25 PM
If the titans are out of the playoff picture after this weekend I'm all for giving the ball to CJ every play the week after to boost his stats
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on December 24, 2009, 02:17:18 PM
I am going to the Eagles Broncos game on Sunday

Going to see Dakins return to the Linc!!!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pdiddybaby on December 24, 2009, 02:27:16 PM
Quote from: "cdvillafan"
What exactly does a President do in NFL?


from the reports Holmgren will have the same power at the Browns as MON has at Villa, total control over all on the field stuff.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on December 24, 2009, 03:03:14 PM
So what will the Coach do?
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on December 24, 2009, 03:04:32 PM
Quote from: "ADVILLAFAN"
It's gotten to the stage of the season:-

Come on high draft pick!

Just one small snag... We have already given away our top two picks.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pdiddybaby on December 24, 2009, 03:05:42 PM
Quote from: "cdvillafan"
So what will the Coach do?


what Steve Walford does at Villa, Holmgren will lay down the main plays and will change the Browns to West coast, the coach if not Mangini will basically do as Holmgren says obivously with nuances
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on December 24, 2009, 06:49:14 PM
I can't see Mangini standing for that... mind you I suppose if he's not exactly fighting off the job offers he doesn't have much choice.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: CT on January 02, 2010, 09:25:24 PM
Oh Lizz....oh Lizz - Happy New Year!

(SEVENTEEN - NIL)

xx

Roll on the Eagles...gulp!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pdiddybaby on January 03, 2010, 09:22:35 PM
so Browns win 4 on the trot for the first time in 14 years, clearly playing for Mangiani, interesting call for Holmgren now.

things are defintely lookin brighter if the QB position can be sorted
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: puppyfeat on January 04, 2010, 01:21:49 AM
The Eagles 'performance' tonight was a fucking disgrace - first time I've actually managed to see them live this season and they stank my tv out. Better fuckin buck your ideas up for next week boys - especially YOU McNabb!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on January 04, 2010, 11:29:23 AM
I think that the Pats have had it after this news about Wes Welker (http://itiswhatitis.weei.com/sports/newengland/football/patriots/2010/01/03/reports-welker-tears-mcl-and-acl-in-left-knee/)

Quote
Saturday, January 9, 2010

New York Jets at Cincinnati Bengals
Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Baltimore Ravens at New England Patriots
Green Bay Packers at Arizona Cardinals
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on January 04, 2010, 11:39:52 AM
Quote from: "puppyfeat"
The Eagles 'performance' tonight was a fucking disgrace - first time I've actually managed to see them live this season and they stank my tv out. Better fuckin buck your ideas up for next week boys - especially YOU McNabb!


I'm still not too worried about the cowboys.  Already made the playoffs and several players had a limited role.

When youre already in the playoffs, you take your foot of the gas sometimes.

I don't see why they can't win next week.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: puppyfeat on January 04, 2010, 12:02:32 PM
Well I guess there's one consolation - they can't possibly play as badly again. If they do their homework and preparations right this week, then they ought to be more competitive on Saturday. To be fair, almost nothing came off for the Eagles and games like that don't happen too often. However, they'll need to work on their offensive gameplan as the Cowboys defence did a good job on them last night.

Actually, there might be another consolation for Eagles fans. In the Sky studio last night they mentioned there was a strong rumour in the US that the teams for this year's Wembley match will be the 49ers (almost definitely) against whichever team lost between Dallas-Philly last night.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Mazrim on January 04, 2010, 12:34:16 PM
Come on you Cheeseheads!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on January 04, 2010, 01:34:54 PM
Quote from: "puppyfeat"


Actually, there might be another consolation for Eagles fans. In the Sky studio last night they mentioned there was a strong rumour in the US that the teams for this year's Wembley match will be the 49ers (almost definitely) against whichever team lost between Dallas-Philly last night.


The rumour I heard was that it would be a JAX home game, possibly against the Redskins. However, I've also heard that it could be KC v SEA
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: OCD on January 04, 2010, 04:30:30 PM
Quote from: "Mazrim"
Come on you Cheeseheads!


My sentiments too.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: richard moore on January 05, 2010, 11:25:54 AM
Go Eagles. I have them at 5-1 to win the NFC championship so hoping they can recover from last weekend..
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on January 06, 2010, 08:38:06 AM
Quote from: "richard moore"
Go Eagles. I have them at 5-1 to win the NFC championship so hoping they can recover from last weekend..


or maybe they could try to BLITZ

Since that is what they are famous for, and they did it zero times last weekend...
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on January 06, 2010, 09:28:19 AM
Hey pmarachi, what are you doing up before 4am ET posting on H&V ?
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on January 06, 2010, 10:42:23 AM
Quote from: "UK Redsox"
Hey pmarachi, what are you doing up before 4am ET posting on H&V ?


tell me about it...

haha
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on January 06, 2010, 10:44:23 AM
Its Texas v Alabama in the NCAA BCS College Football Championship this week.

Apparently they're playing for the TARDIS Trophy

(http://www.espnamerica.com/images/espna/Portal/Features/CollegeFootball/CFB_illustration1_sw_410.jpg)
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on January 08, 2010, 09:15:27 AM
Sweet Home Alabama (http://scores.espn.go.com/ncf/recap?gameId=300070333)

Crimson Tide 37, Longhorns 21
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on January 10, 2010, 04:19:01 AM
This is a bit rubbish. Hope the Cardinals and Ravens win tomorrow to cheer me up.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: richard moore on January 10, 2010, 09:50:48 AM
Bloody Eagles - always let me down, ever the bridesmaid and never the bride

Good to see the Jets go through - always think it is nice when teams who haven't been at the races for a long time suddenly appear at the business end of things. Bit like us in the league cup semis...
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: CT on January 10, 2010, 01:00:54 PM
Come on you boys! Only got to see the last hour due to a power cut - when Sky + started it was 27-7 and then Felix Jones scored so while that was great it rather ruined any anticipation of the result!

Noticed George Bush hob-nobbing with Jerry Jones.

Vikings next. Easy, easy....not!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on January 10, 2010, 05:20:01 PM
Cowboys v Vikings, hmm... can they both lose please?
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on January 10, 2010, 05:55:20 PM
Quote from: "cdvillafan"
Cowboys v Vikings, hmm... can they both lose please?


Can Jerry Jones and Brett Favre fit their egos in the same stadium ?
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pdiddybaby on January 10, 2010, 07:08:57 PM
to see Jones and Dubya Bush high five after a TD makes it clear which team most sensible people should support, Vikings all the way.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: richard moore on January 10, 2010, 07:54:13 PM
Quote from: "pdiddybaby"
to see Jones and Dubya Bush high five after a TD makes it clear which team most sensible people should support, Vikings all the way.


And me now the Eagles are out. I like their purple kit and they have been crap for so many years, they deserve it...
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on January 11, 2010, 07:58:29 AM
Wow !

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-game-highlights/09000d5d815a5f0c/NFL-GameDay-Packers-vs-Cardinals-highlights
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Mazrim on January 11, 2010, 09:34:18 AM
I watched every second of it. Great game (due to shocking pass coverage) but a gut wrenching finale.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Guy M on January 11, 2010, 12:35:09 PM
Quote from: "UK Redsox"
Wow !

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-game-highlights/09000d5d815a5f0c/NFL-GameDay-Packers-vs-Cardinals-highlights

Just saw scoreline on SSN. I knew H&V wouldn't let me down when it came to finding out more.

Joining this thread pretty late and unlikely I'll stick around. Used to be really into NFL about 20 years ago, supported Dallas as theirs was the first game I saw on Channel 4 (beating NY Jets I think). I assume most of those posting on this thread used to frequent the shop in Oasis in town. Not still there is it?

Visited Dallas a couple of years ago for a WWE event and found the locals to be pretty vile, so been less inclined to support them since then. Philadelphia on the other hand was an awesome place with great people and so I find myself torn between two teams in the same division.

richard moore: I assume you've been to the City of Brotherly Love then?
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on January 11, 2010, 12:54:22 PM
Quote from: "Mazrim"
I watched every second of it. Great game (due to shocking pass coverage) but a gut wrenching finale.


I greatly enjoyed the game and the finale.

Nice to see that the coin toss didn't decide the game like it usually does.

MVP should have been Feely for punting and kicking :o)
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Dave Cooper please on January 11, 2010, 12:58:29 PM
I watched this game last night (nowt else on!) and while I didn't understand much of what was going on it was good fun.

Was it a shock result?

One other question, why do the home crowd seem to make more noise when they are defending rather than when attacking?
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Guy M on January 11, 2010, 01:00:27 PM
Quote from: "pdiddybaby"
to see Jones and Dubya Bush high five after a TD makes it clear which team most sensible people should support, Vikings all the way.

That ALMOST clinched the official ending of my support... but then I realised that Michael Vick now plays for Phillie and I'm all confused again.

Ah well, might just go and start reading the whole thread while I try and decide what to do.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on January 11, 2010, 01:09:09 PM
Quote from: "Dave Cooper"
I watched this game last night (nowt else on!) and while I didn't understand much of what was going on it was good fun.

Was it a shock result?

One other question, why do the home crowd seem to make more noise when they are defending rather than when attacking?


Technically the Cardinals had a better record over the season, so it wasn't a shock. I think most people thought that the Packers would win though.

The reason that they less noise on offence (offense) is that they don't want their team to 'false start', which would result in a penalty flag and them losing yards. If the Centre (Center) and the QB can't hear the count, then they'll go too early or too late.

Some teams fans are more disiplined at remaining quiet than others.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Drummond on January 11, 2010, 01:21:45 PM
Quote from: "Dave Cooper"
One other question, why do the home crowd seem to make more noise when they are defending rather than when attacking?


To cause more disruption to the opposition, the idea being that the opposition can't hear the plays being called and to make it more intimidating.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on January 11, 2010, 03:53:40 PM
Quote from: "Guy M"
I assume most of those posting on this thread used to frequent the shop in Oasis in town. Not still there is it?


I bought a few things from them but they never seemed to have the size I wanted. A pretty good store though.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: OCD on January 11, 2010, 04:43:53 PM
Quote from: "Mazrim"
I watched every second of it. Great game (due to shocking pass coverage) but a gut wrenching finale.


Me too. Neither side had a clue how to defend.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: usav on January 11, 2010, 04:56:22 PM
One of the best games ever, no question.   Shocking way for it to end though.  

The Saints offence should have a field day against the Cardinal's defence next week.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on January 11, 2010, 07:38:24 PM
Cracking game in the end was worried that Arizona had blown it but they came good in the end.

Two of the teams I really don't want to win are gone... bye bye Packers and Patriots... just need the winners of Vikings v Cowboys to lose the Championship game and I will be happy.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on January 11, 2010, 11:38:14 PM
Quote from: "Guy M"
Quote from: "UK Redsox"
Wow !

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-game-highlights/09000d5d815a5f0c/NFL-GameDay-Packers-vs-Cardinals-highlights

Just saw scoreline on SSN. I knew H&V wouldn't let me down when it came to finding out more.

Joining this thread pretty late and unlikely I'll stick around. Used to be really into NFL about 20 years ago, supported Dallas as theirs was the first game I saw on Channel 4 (beating NY Jets I think). I assume most of those posting on this thread used to frequent the shop in Oasis in town. Not still there is it?

Visited Dallas a couple of years ago for a WWE event and found the locals to be pretty vile, so been less inclined to support them since then. Philadelphia on the other hand was an awesome place with great people and so I find myself torn between two teams in the same division.

richard moore: I assume you've been to the City of Brotherly Love then?


I like you already.

It would be nice to have another Iggles fan around...

Next year is the year of the birds...  Watch!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on January 12, 2010, 01:29:16 AM
Quote from: "pmarachi"
Quote from: "Guy M"
Quote from: "UK Redsox"
Wow !

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-game-highlights/09000d5d815a5f0c/NFL-GameDay-Packers-vs-Cardinals-highlights

Just saw scoreline on SSN. I knew H&V wouldn't let me down when it came to finding out more.

Joining this thread pretty late and unlikely I'll stick around. Used to be really into NFL about 20 years ago, supported Dallas as theirs was the first game I saw on Channel 4 (beating NY Jets I think). I assume most of those posting on this thread used to frequent the shop in Oasis in town. Not still there is it?

Visited Dallas a couple of years ago for a WWE event and found the locals to be pretty vile, so been less inclined to support them since then. Philadelphia on the other hand was an awesome place with great people and so I find myself torn between two teams in the same division.

richard moore: I assume you've been to the City of Brotherly Love then?


I like you already.

It would be nice to have another Iggles fan around...

Next year is the year of the birds...  Watch!


Falcons or Cardinals?
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on January 12, 2010, 07:18:09 AM
Quote from: "cdvillafan"


Falcons or Cardinals?


Seahawks

I think that Pete Carroll bailed out of USC before the NCAA look too closely at the program
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: CT on January 15, 2010, 07:16:09 PM
Denver & San Fran for Wembley in October.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: usav on January 15, 2010, 09:20:07 PM
That could be a good game......Denver had a great start but fell away and San Fran are on the up again (they couldn't get any worse).
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on January 16, 2010, 10:04:21 AM
That wasn't one of the matchups I'd heard rumoured.

She be OK, its not as if we're ever going to get Bears v Packers
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: richard moore on January 16, 2010, 12:28:36 PM
Quote from: "Guy M"
Quote from: "UK Redsox"
Wow !

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-game-highlights/09000d5d815a5f0c/NFL-GameDay-Packers-vs-Cardinals-highlights

Just saw scoreline on SSN. I knew H&V wouldn't let me down when it came to finding out more.

Joining this thread pretty late and unlikely I'll stick around. Used to be really into NFL about 20 years ago, supported Dallas as theirs was the first game I saw on Channel 4 (beating NY Jets I think). I assume most of those posting on this thread used to frequent the shop in Oasis in town. Not still there is it?

Visited Dallas a couple of years ago for a WWE event and found the locals to be pretty vile, so been less inclined to support them since then. Philadelphia on the other hand was an awesome place with great people and so I find myself torn between two teams in the same division.

richard moore: I assume you've been to the City of Brotherly Love then?


I lived there in the early 70s Guy for a few years. Suburb called Fox Chase. My dad got invited out there from Birmingham to the Uni of Pennsylvania to set up their medicine degrees for them...
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on January 18, 2010, 08:49:39 AM
What a time for Nate Kaeding to turn into Scott Norwood


Altogether now " J.E.T.S....... Jets Jets Jets!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on January 18, 2010, 10:13:24 AM
Farewell to the Bears' Gaines Adams, dead at 26 (http://sports.espn.go.com/chicago/nfl/columns/story?columnist=isaacson_melissa&id=4834706)

(http://a.espncdn.com/photo/2010/0117/nfl_gadamsobit_576.jpg)
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: sali,salifou on January 18, 2010, 12:55:04 PM
Cant believe the jets won last night. Chargers were my superbowl pick, but I guess when your offense is that one dimensional its easier to stop, cant see the jets being able to do the same to the vikings or saints if they beat the colts
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: adrenachrome on January 18, 2010, 01:03:02 PM
Pam Oliver looked mighty fine.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on January 18, 2010, 01:06:45 PM
Quote from: "adrenachrome"
Pam Oliver looked mighty fine.



(http://blog.cleveland.com/cavs_impact/2009/04/small_Pam%20Oliver.JPG)

Far better than when Tony Siragosa's the sideline reporter !!

(http://www.almostathletes.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/tony-siragusa.jpg)
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Dave Cooper please on January 18, 2010, 03:47:25 PM
Right, another question from a complete novice at watching this game:

What's with this Wembley game they have every season? Why would the teams involved (especially the "home" team) agree to it with all the travelling involved and losing home advantage.

 Does it piss off the supporters, it would me if I was a ST holder and they took one of my games to another country 3000 miles away.

Or do the teams picked have no choice as it's all part and parcel of the franchise?
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on January 18, 2010, 08:07:10 PM
The teams do have a choice, at least if they're at 'home'. I think Randy said he wouldn't want the Browns to give up a home game as they had to go a few years without any home games at all (when the old Browns moved to Baltimore).

The travelling isn't such an issue as it is the same for both teams and they both get the week after off.

Why do they agree to it? $$$$$$$$$$$$$

Does it piss off the supporters? Yes, probably.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: OCD on January 18, 2010, 08:08:59 PM
Aren't they running out of teams who are prepared to give up their home slot?
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on January 18, 2010, 08:11:28 PM
It doesn't seem so. I suppose when they do they could always ask the original teams again.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: OCD on January 18, 2010, 08:15:09 PM
And piss off their fans off even more.

The Bears could always give up one of their home games. Preferably to the Packers.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on January 18, 2010, 08:16:50 PM
I would like to see the Bears but I imagine if the Bears were willing to do that they would've had them over already... as they are one of the most popular NFL teams in Britain. I doubt they will ever have a 'rivalry' game as it is always AFC vs NFC.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on January 19, 2010, 08:17:19 AM
Quote from: "Dave Cooper"


 Does it piss off the supporters, it would me if I was a ST holder and they took one of my games to another country 3000 miles away.


Tampa Bay were one of the teams in the 2009 game. A mate of mine is a season ticket holder, so I asked him that very question.

The answer was "No", it doesn't seem to cause much upset, especially in places where teams struggle to sell out games (like Tampa).

However, there's no chance we'll ever see a Packers, Bears, Cowboys or Redskins home game moved to Wembley.

In future I'd expect, Jaguars, Panthers, Texans, Raiders (Al would then claim London as "Raiders territory")
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Dave Cooper please on January 19, 2010, 10:00:35 AM
Cheers all. I suspect that there's a different culture in American sport, after all someone can buy a team and move it without it making anywhere near the controversy that Wimbledon did.

Wonder when the 39th game is going to rear it's ugly head again?
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on January 19, 2010, 12:44:40 PM
Quote from: "Dave Cooper"
Cheers all. I suspect that there's a different culture in American sport, after all someone can buy a team and move it without it making anywhere near the controversy that Wimbledon did.



Don't go saying that in Baltimore
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on January 19, 2010, 01:02:07 PM
Quote from: "UK Redsox"
Quote from: "Dave Cooper"
Cheers all. I suspect that there's a different culture in American sport, after all someone can buy a team and move it without it making anywhere near the controversy that Wimbledon did.



Don't go saying that in Baltimore


They're not in much of a position to criticise, after nabbing the Cleveland Browns' franchise.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on January 19, 2010, 02:12:55 PM
Quote from: "ADVILLAFAN"
Quote from: "UK Redsox"
Quote from: "Dave Cooper"
Cheers all. I suspect that there's a different culture in American sport, after all someone can buy a team and move it without it making anywhere near the controversy that Wimbledon did.



Don't go saying that in Baltimore


They're not in much of a position to criticise, after nabbing the Cleveland Browns' franchise.


But at least the Cleveland to Baltimore move was done in an agreed and organised fashion, with the team name / history being left behind and the promise of getting an expansion team.

The Colts left Baltimore in the middle of the night.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Dave Cooper please on January 19, 2010, 04:25:39 PM
Quote from: "ADVILLAFAN"
Quote from: "UK Redsox"
Quote from: "Dave Cooper"
Cheers all. I suspect that there's a different culture in American sport, after all someone can buy a team and move it without it making anywhere near the controversy that Wimbledon did.



Don't go saying that in Baltimore


They're not in much of a position to criticise, after nabbing the Cleveland Browns' franchise.


But, unless I'm mistaken, those moves only angered the fans of the clubs involved, especially those in the city who lost their team. Wimbledon's little trek up to Milton Keynes was widely condemned by almost everyone and the uproar will probably ensure it doesn't happen again anytime soon.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on January 19, 2010, 07:37:42 PM
I think the only reason Britain has less relocations is because there is nowhere left to go. Everywhere has already got a team/teams.

Everywhere in the top 32 bar Dudley (Villa/Wolves/Olbiyun territory) and Luton (likely to return to the Football League in the next few seasons) has a league club.

God Wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_towns_and_cities_in_England_by_population)

There are only 32 NFL teams and 273 cities in the US with a population over 100,000 (and they could move to Canada, Puerto Rico, Mexico or even Europe if they wanted to).

God Wiki II (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_United_States_cities_by_population)

There are always going to be businessmen who think they can make a quick buck by moving a team. Sometimes they will pretend they are considering moving as a bargaining tool to persuade local authorities to help them with the costs of a new stadium.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: VillaZogmariner on January 20, 2010, 07:24:37 AM
In that case then do you ever think they would look to expand the AFC or NFC?

Also, what are the difference between the two?
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on January 20, 2010, 08:44:57 AM
Quote from: "VillaSubmariner"
In that case then do you ever think they would look to expand the AFC or NFC?

Also, what are the difference between the two?


1) It wouldn't matter which they expand or whether its one/two new teams in each.

2) None. They used to be two different leagues in the 1960's but now the teams play each other and if necessary teams can be switched between conferences.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: VillaZogmariner on January 20, 2010, 09:09:07 AM
Do the conferences/divisions ever change then? And do you think they would increase the total number of teams to accommodate more cities, even more states!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on January 20, 2010, 09:16:24 AM
Quote from: "VillaSubmariner"
Do the conferences/divisions ever change then? And do you think they would increase the total number of teams to accommodate more cities, even more states!


As cdvillafan posted earlier, there are plenty of cities that could support an NFL team, most obviously Los Angeles.

Toronto will probably get a team soon but that'll most likely just be the Buffalo Bills hopping over the border.

I can see new expansion teams in LA and maybe San Antonio within five years and in London by the end of the decade.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on January 21, 2010, 01:02:25 AM
The trouble with expansion teams is they are always terrible. If any team ever moves to London, or anywhere that isn't a "natural" NFL area, they will be a relocation team not an expansion one.

Brits, Germans, Mexicans, whatever, would soon lose interest if the team lost every week. Sad but true. It would have to be a relatively succesful relocation team to make it work.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on January 21, 2010, 11:09:35 AM
One thing you guys also need to realize about the NFL is that if your game DOESN'T sell out, it isn't on TV

So if you own the Jaguars, and you aren't selling out games, your games on not shown on TV.

Also, someone pointed this out, but the reason a team can move is that there are a LOT of places to go.  The country is huge and there ar enot many teams.

In many cases (not the browns and colts but more the Sonics) the team leaving is leaving for a reason.  The amount of people who are upset about it doesn't hold a candle to the amount of people excited about it in the new home.

If people cared about the Montreal Expos moving to Washington DC, they would have gone to games and supported the team.  But in DC, the Expos/Nationals are horrible but have a huge fan base.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on January 21, 2010, 11:12:02 AM
btw, I say this from a Devils Advocate point of view.

I hate relocation and my favorite sports team, the Hartford Whalers (NHL) moved to North Carolina when I was like 16 and it was horrible.  I haven't watched NHL since.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on January 21, 2010, 11:15:57 AM
Oh, and one last thing.

There will never be an NFL team in Europe.  They want the fans (like the PL has American fans that watch), but they won't move a team there.

And as for the home fans during the Wembley game...

They hate it.  The teams aren't forced to do it, but I believe they are HEAVILY encouraged.

IT is actually the main topic every year on sports radio in the days coming up to it.

I personally don't care either way.  But the Eagles are one of those teams that won't lose the home game to do it.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on January 24, 2010, 11:00:36 AM
Championship Games today (ie semi finals)

Vikings @ Saints

Jets @ Colts

Who's ya got ?
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: OCD on January 24, 2010, 11:27:09 AM
Would like to see Vikings win because I would like to see Favre back in the Superbowl. Shame it's on too late for me to watch it. I think Saints will probably win that though.

I think Colts will win the other one.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on January 24, 2010, 01:04:06 PM
COME ON YOU SAINTS!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: sali,salifou on January 24, 2010, 03:12:33 PM
I'm saying Colts and Saints. Though  I think they could both go either way
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: sali,salifou on January 24, 2010, 11:03:44 PM
Jets put up a good fight, but colts just too good
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: usav on January 25, 2010, 03:24:09 AM
Saints win in OT.

Favre, Peterson and the Vikings threw that one away, too many turnovers.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on January 25, 2010, 08:41:07 AM
http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-game-highlights/09000d5d815f3026/NFL-GameDay-Jets-vs-Colts-highlights


http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-game-highlights/09000d5d815f3f2b/NFL-GameDay-Vikings-vs-Saints-highlights
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on January 25, 2010, 08:44:15 AM
http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-game-highlights/09000d5d815f3026/NFL-GameDay-Jets-vs-Colts-highlights


http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-game-highlights/09000d5d815f3f2b/NFL-GameDay-Vikings-vs-Saints-highlights
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on January 25, 2010, 09:54:16 AM
Come on you Saints!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: sali,salifou on January 25, 2010, 10:29:24 AM
I'm not sure saints won that game, it might be more accurate to say the vikings lost it. Not just favre's pick, but the amount of fumbles
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on January 25, 2010, 02:18:44 PM
James Milner would not have fumbled
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Drummond on January 25, 2010, 02:24:04 PM
I tried watching but fell asleep in the second quarter of the second match. Woke up at 4.30 shivering on the sofa. Bollocks.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on January 25, 2010, 03:23:22 PM
I watched until half-time in the second game.

Bloody glad that the Saints went through, otherwise it would have been 2 teams that I don't like in the Superbowl.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on January 25, 2010, 11:41:00 PM
I like the colts and the saints...

I would have rather seen the Jets, as all my friends are Jets fans, but I enjoyed watching the Saints this year.

I also really like Brees, Bush, and Vilma.

Go Saints I guess...


Now I just need to figure out which Super Bowl party to go to.

My wife's friend is actually having a birthday party on Super Bowl Sunday.

Who does that!

(The Super Bowl is a major holiday here, like Christmas, but better)
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on January 26, 2010, 09:03:32 AM
Huffy Post

Quote
LONDON — The NFL has scrapped plans to play a second regular-season game in Britain next season.

Last week, the league announced that the San Francisco 49ers and Denver Broncos would play at Wembley Stadium on Oct. 31. That will mark the fourth straight season in which the NFL has played a regular-season game in the British capital.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said last year that the league was considering adding a second game. But the NFL said on its Web site that uncertainty related to collective bargaining talks and the current economic climate "were critical factors in our decision not to play a second game in the UK."

"Playing one game in the UK is a significant investment. Playing a second game in the UK is an even bigger investment," the NFL said. "Our ambition to bring a second game to the UK is as strong as ever. Once the current uncertainty is resolved, we will be in a strong position to bring multiple games to our UK fan base."
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Countryside Villain on January 29, 2010, 11:29:28 AM
I received my Superbowl Superbash tickets in the post this morning.  Now just need to find somewhere to continue the drinking at 3am on a Monday morning.

Also trying to decide whether to get ticktes to the Wembley game.  Go on sale on Monday.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on January 29, 2010, 11:54:29 AM
Monday ?

I bought mine yesterday.

I'm behind one of the goals this time. This might be a better perspective from which to watch NFL
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: usav on February 07, 2010, 11:08:15 PM
I've been off-line for a week and nobody has posted any Superbowl predictions?

It's about to start in 20 minutes......pulling for the Saints, but not overly bothered.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: stevo_st on February 07, 2010, 11:29:07 PM
Anyone know who are the underdogs?
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: adrenachrome on February 07, 2010, 11:56:51 PM
Quote from: "stevo_st"
Anyone know who are the underdogs?


Paddy Power have the Colts at 1/4 and Saints at 5/2.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: VillaZogmariner on February 07, 2010, 11:59:15 PM
Colts by 20 points.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: OCD on February 08, 2010, 12:00:59 AM
I think Manning will lead the Colts to victory but I'm rooting for the Saints after what New Orleans has been through over the past few years.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: OCD on February 08, 2010, 12:01:33 AM
5 seconds after posting, Manning throws for a touchdown.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: gerags on February 08, 2010, 01:28:41 AM
What a td ! Superb !
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: stevo_st on February 08, 2010, 01:30:35 AM
Yep, this 'football' ain't bad.  Fully behind the saints
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: gerags on February 08, 2010, 01:39:06 AM
The Colts have just ripped straight trough them.

It's turning into a good game - pity I have to turn in for work in the morning :(
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Dante Lavelli on February 08, 2010, 01:58:26 AM
Anyone else think the coverage is a bit weird on the BBC because they cannot show adverts?  They keep returning to the studio for these little chats.

Strangely on the US coverage they've just announced that you can re-watch all the adverts after the show on XXXXX website.  They must be good adverts.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: gerags on February 08, 2010, 02:00:22 AM
The Superbowl half time advert is the biggest/most expensive advertising space in the world.

Watching the advert is almost as big as the game these days.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Warren Aspinall on February 08, 2010, 02:58:19 AM
Saints win, to be fair they deserved it.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on February 08, 2010, 03:30:41 AM
Can't believe they didn't play "My Generation". The game was good though congratulations Saints.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: VillaZogmariner on February 08, 2010, 04:38:36 AM
Quote from: "VillaSubmariner"
Colts by 20 points.


Naturally what I really meant was Saints would win!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Dave Cooper please on February 08, 2010, 07:17:12 AM
Right, can we all stop pretending that we actually like this shite now and get back to proper sports?

Winter Olympics start on Friday, curling, now there's a sport, it's like chess on ice or something.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on February 08, 2010, 09:22:38 AM
Quote from: "Dave Cooper"


Winter Olympics start on Friday, curling, now there's a sport, it's like chess on ice or something.


I played curling whilst in Switzerland recently. Great fun

I watched the Superbowl via Sky+ before coming into work (3 hours plus condensed into under 60 minutes).

By the end of the First Quarter I was fearing for the Saints as Addai seemed to be running at will. However, Garrett Hartley showed great poise to nail those two Field Goals and claw the Saints back into things.

The onside kick to start the second half was a gutsy call by Payton which changed the momentum and Drew Brees was superb.

The Colts however, were not out of it until Manning threw that INT at the end.

Overall, a pretty good game (with very few penalties) with the result that only Colts fans can be disappointed with. Just a few years ago, the Saints could have been moved (possibly to LA or San Antonio) but the NFL saw how the team's presence could help the city.

Congrats to the Saints

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-game-highlights/09000d5d81649738/Super-Bowl-XLIV-highlights
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on February 08, 2010, 11:02:36 AM
For Dave Cooper (http://www.mousebreaker.com/games/virtualcurling), so you don't have to wait till Friday for your curling fix.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on February 08, 2010, 12:52:07 PM
Quote from: "cdvillafan"
For Dave Cooper (http://www.mousebreaker.com/games/virtualcurling), so you don't have to wait till Friday for your curling fix.


Eve Muirhead looks alright

(http://i.telegraph.co.uk/telegraph/multimedia/archive/01531/muirhead_1531730c.jpg) (http://www.morethanthegames.co.uk/files/morethanthegames/evemuirhead.jpg)
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on February 08, 2010, 02:24:14 PM
In the bottom picture, she is shouting "FREEEEEEDOM!"
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on February 09, 2010, 01:02:30 AM
WOW

What a game!

I went to two different superbowl parties and they both only put on the volume for the commercials.

There were also bets going on the commercials.

There were some pretty damn funny ones too...




(oh, and I guess the game was good too)
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on February 09, 2010, 08:23:44 AM
Quote from: "pmarachi"


I went to two different superbowl parties and they both only put on the volume for the commercials.

There were also bets going on the commercials.

There were some pretty damn funny ones too...



How did the Tim "Holier Than Thou" Tebow commercial go down over there ?
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on February 09, 2010, 12:42:54 PM
Quote from: "Dave Cooper"
Right, can we all stop pretending that we actually like this shite now and get back to proper sports?

Winter Olympics start on Friday, curling, now there's a sport, it's like chess on ice or something.


It's the perfect sport for my mother - you get to clean the ice as you play
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on February 10, 2010, 07:55:53 AM
Looks like this year's Superbowl is finally going to topple the final episode of M*A*S*H from the US TV viewership charts with 106m
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on February 10, 2010, 03:08:53 PM
Quote from: "UK Redsox"
Quote from: "pmarachi"


I went to two different superbowl parties and they both only put on the volume for the commercials.

There were also bets going on the commercials.

There were some pretty damn funny ones too...



How did the Tim "Holier Than Thou" Tebow commercial go down over there ?


You know what, despite the fact that people were going CRAZY about it, it wasn't a big deal.

In the lead up to the Super Bowl, this was SUCH a big deal.

But I didn't even notice it coming on and even some of the sports guys I listen to that were taking about it said it wasn't so bad.

I literally completely didn't even notice it.

Heres the thing.  I would consider myself pro-choice I guess, but I don't like abortion.
I don't think anyone actually LIKES abortion.
Even the most pro-chice person in the world isn't like a "fan" of abortions.
It's not like pro-choice advocates are out there begging people to abort babies.

So to  be honest, I didn't care really.  Tim Tebow hates abortion!?!?!
I mean don't most people?
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: usav on February 10, 2010, 03:55:46 PM
OF course, but it's constantly used as devisive issue by people playing on emotions.

What really winds me up about the bumper stickers is that it usually a car driven by a man!!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on February 11, 2010, 08:27:23 AM
Quote from: "pmarachi"


You know what, despite the fact that people were going CRAZY about it, it wasn't a big deal.

In the lead up to the Super Bowl, this was SUCH a big deal.


That's exactly what broadcasters such as Tony Kornheiser and TV critics such as the Washington Post's Lisa DeMorias (sp?) said on Monday.

Tebow's mob paid the $3m or whatever for the pre-event controversy, rather than for any buzz generated by the advert itself.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on February 13, 2010, 11:43:31 AM
Quote from: "usav"
OF course, but it's constantly used as devisive issue by people playing on emotions.

What really winds me up about the bumper stickers is that it usually a car driven by a man!!



yeah, I agree 100%

The thing that bothers me is that prolifers act like pro choicers "LIKE" abortion.  

but that is a discussion for another thread....

The Dophins released Joey Porter?!?!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on April 05, 2010, 03:39:41 PM
Eagles QB Donovan McNabb traded to the Redskins

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=5055346

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/04/04/AR2010040403537.html

And finally, the great Mike Wilbon's take

http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/36171991/ns/sports-washington_post/
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on April 07, 2010, 12:33:10 AM
Surprised they traded him to a divisional rival. Could come back to haunt them.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on April 22, 2010, 09:24:31 AM
Roethlisberger banned for 6 games

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=5121614

Quote
"The Personal Conduct Policy makes clear that I may impose discipline 'even where the conduct does not result in conviction of a crime' as, for example, where the conduct 'imposes inherent danger to the safety and well being of another person,' " Goodell wrote in a letter to Roethlisberger. "As the district attorney (in Milledgeville, Ga.) concluded, the extensive investigatory record shows that you contributed to the irresponsible consumption of alcohol by purchasing (or facilitating the purchase of) alcoholic beverages for underage college students, at least some of whom were likely already intoxicated. There is no question that the excessive consumption of alcohol that evening put the students and yourself at risk. The Personal Conduct Policy also states that discipline is appropriate for conduct that 'undermines or puts at risk the integrity and reputation of the NFL, NFL clubs, or NFL players.' By any measure, your conduct satisfies that standard."


Apparently after buying drinks for underage** students; Big Ben then brought "Little Ben" out for a viewing !!

(** remember that in the USA "underage" is a lot older than over here. We're not talking a Frank Ribery situation)



NFL Draft starts tonight

It looks like DT Ndamukong Suh or QB Sam Bradford will be the number 1 pick
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on April 22, 2010, 09:59:01 AM
Any idea of the players to look out for in the draft? I used to get 'First Down' magazine so I could keep up to date with American Football more easily, but then it folded (no pun intended).

I've put a reminder on my computer, so that I can try to find it online tonight.

I'm a Bears fan btw.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on April 22, 2010, 12:36:28 PM
Quote from: "ADVILLAFAN"
Any idea of the players to look out for in the draft? I used to get 'First Down' magazine so I could keep up to date with American Football more easily, but then it folded (no pun intended).

I've put a reminder on my computer, so that I can try to find it online tonight.

I'm a Bears fan btw.


http://espn.go.com/nfl/draft

http://espn.go.com/blog/chicago/bears/post/_/id/4664585/new-mexico-center-cook-on-bears-radar

NFL.com draft predictions (http://www.nfl.com/news/story?id=09000d5d817adf77&template=with-video-with-comments&confirm=true)

From what I've read, there's not going to be many "skill position" players taken in the first round. Therefore, unless you know your linemen, the draft's going to be low on interest this year.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on April 22, 2010, 07:59:36 PM
Quote from: "UK Redsox"
Quote from: "ADVILLAFAN"
Any idea of the players to look out for in the draft? I used to get 'First Down' magazine so I could keep up to date with American Football more easily, but then it folded (no pun intended).

I've put a reminder on my computer, so that I can try to find it online tonight.

I'm a Bears fan btw.


http://espn.go.com/nfl/draft

http://espn.go.com/blog/chicago/bears/post/_/id/4664585/new-mexico-center-cook-on-bears-radar

NFL.com draft predictions (http://www.nfl.com/news/story?id=09000d5d817adf77&template=with-video-with-comments&confirm=true)

From what I've read, there's not going to be many "skill position" players taken in the first round. Therefore, unless you know your linemen, the draft's going to be low on interest this year.


Thanks for this btw, shame the draft doesn't start until 12.30am
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on April 23, 2010, 07:59:42 AM
Quote from: "ADVILLAFAN"


Thanks for this btw, shame the draft doesn't start until 12.30am


They've switched it to "Primetime" this year.

Anyhow, here's how the first round went............

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010_NFL_Draft#First_round

No surprises in the top few picks.

Further down, QB Tim Tebow was surprisingly taken by Denver with the 25th pick (whether he actually plays QB as a pro will be interesting to see) and QB Jimmy Clausen wasn't taken in the First Round
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on April 24, 2010, 08:56:46 AM
QB Jimmy Clausen was finally taken by Carolina with the 48th pick.

That's a good spot for him and he should be the starter pretty quickly.

Meanwhile the QB with an ideal name for football; Texas' "Colt McCoy" fell all the way to the 85th pick and Randy's Browns

(http://presidentsaulter.files.wordpress.com/2010/01/colt-mccoy.jpg)

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/draft10/news/story?id=5130675
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on April 24, 2010, 11:54:16 AM
Quote from: "UK Redsox"
QB Jimmy Clausen was finally taken by Carolina with the 48th pick.

That's a good spot for him and he should be the starter pretty quickly.

Meanwhile the QB with an ideal name for football; Texas' "Colt McCoy" fell all the way to the 85th pick and Randy's Browns

(http://presidentsaulter.files.wordpress.com/2010/01/colt-mccoy.jpg)

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/draft10/news/story?id=5130675


Could be the new Brady Quinn!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on April 28, 2010, 01:35:44 AM
I have never watched the actual draft.  I have been to a few draft-day parties, but mostly as an excuse to drink during the day.

I just can't get that into it.  You really never know what you are getting until you see it on the actual field.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on April 28, 2010, 08:34:21 AM
Quote from: "pmarachi"
You really never know what you are getting until you see it on the actual field.


Unless you're a Raiders fan like me, then you know that whoever you get in the draft is going to be an absolute disaster.

However, the trade for Jason Campbell looks like a move in the right direction.

It also looks like they'll now cut JaMarcus Russell who probably tops Tim Couch as the worse overall number one draft pick ever
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on April 28, 2010, 12:49:32 PM
I was amazed when da Bears took a safety with our first pick (in round 3), didn't telegraph that at all....
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on April 30, 2010, 01:56:32 AM
Quote from: "UK Redsox"
Quote from: "pmarachi"
You really never know what you are getting until you see it on the actual field.


Unless you're a Raiders fan like me, then you know that whoever you get in the draft is going to be an absolute disaster.

However, the trade for Jason Campbell looks like a move in the right direction.

It also looks like they'll now cut JaMarcus Russell who probably tops Tim Couch as the worse overall number one draft pick ever


My cousin is a raiders fan...

Sorry.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on May 07, 2010, 01:37:26 PM
Oh dear LT.

Even if you didn't do it, this isn't gonna end well

http://sports.espn.go.com/new-york/nfl/news/story?id=5167613
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: H00513R on May 07, 2010, 03:52:22 PM
Quote from: "UK Redsox"
Oh dear LT.

Even if you didn't do it, this isn't gonna end well

http://sports.espn.go.com/new-york/nfl/news/story?id=5167613


He's had a ton of run-ins with the law so I'm not surprised. But a 15/16 year old?? Disgusting.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on May 07, 2010, 05:29:14 PM
Quote from: "H00513R"
Quote from: "UK Redsox"
Oh dear LT.

Even if you didn't do it, this isn't gonna end well

http://sports.espn.go.com/new-york/nfl/news/story?id=5167613


He's had a ton of run-ins with the law so I'm not surprised. But a 15/16 year old?? Disgusting.


Quick question H00513R, Colts, Browns or other?
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: H00513R on May 07, 2010, 06:27:41 PM
Quote from: "ADVILLAFAN"
Quote from: "H00513R"
Quote from: "UK Redsox"
Oh dear LT.

Even if you didn't do it, this isn't gonna end well

http://sports.espn.go.com/new-york/nfl/news/story?id=5167613


He's had a ton of run-ins with the law so I'm not surprised. But a 15/16 year old?? Disgusting.


Quick question H00513R, Colts, Browns or other?


I grew up in "The Region" so it's Da Bears for me. But I'll root for the Colts too as I lived in Indy for a while and live near there now. But it's Bears first. SB XLI was hard to watch with the in-laws...
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on May 07, 2010, 08:59:28 PM
Another Bears fan on the thread... I reckon we've pretty much taken it over now!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on May 08, 2010, 10:44:01 AM
LT update.

His lawyer is now admitting that he had "some contact" with the girl but not "sex" (although as Clinton/Lewinski showed us, lawyers can debate endlessly as to what "sex" is)

http://sports.espn.go.com/new-york/nfl/news/story?id=5171884

Also, remember that in the USA the age of consent is 18 rather than 16, so LT might get done for statutory rape even if the "sex" was consensual.

(That's what nearly got NHL star Sergei Federov in a bit of trouble when he was involved with the then 17 year old Anna Kournikova. Although to me the defence of "C'mon, its ANNA KOURINIKOVA!!" should have convinced any judge to throw out the case if it had got that far)

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_dn99UwUp0vw/R8Xsd7QfzDI/AAAAAAAABck/y1la-4hXDK0/s400/Anna+Kournikova+Sergei+Fedorov+3.jpg)
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on May 12, 2010, 11:55:59 PM
LT lives kind of near me.  He is supposedly an OK guy...

that being said if someone ever put me on trial, knowing what I know about the life of LT and asked if I think he raped a 16 year old runaway, I wouldn't think twice....

of course he did...

it's freakin LT!
He swallows vials of crack! He hits cars and takes off! He is NUTS!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on June 10, 2010, 12:13:03 AM
Bit quiet on here.

Bears seemed to have broken the habit of a lifetime this year and acquired some decent players.

Wonder where TO will end up? Hopefully not Bears.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on July 28, 2010, 07:43:39 PM
Bengals was the correct answer.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on July 29, 2010, 11:44:24 AM
Well The Eagles signed that safety Allen.

The kid who was the pick they got for McNabb.

I still haven't come to terms with the fact that Donovan is gone.

I guess this is how it feels when someone runs over your dog.



(providing you actually like your dog)
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on July 29, 2010, 12:55:31 PM
Quote from: "pmarachi"
Well The Eagles signed that safety Allen.

The kid who was the pick they got for McNabb.

I still haven't come to terms with the fact that Donovan is gone.

I guess this is how it feels when someone runs over your dog.


(providing you actually like your dog)


That was probably Michael Vick....
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on July 29, 2010, 02:02:44 PM
Quote from: "cdvillafan"
Bengals was the correct answer.


T.O. and Chad Ochocinco on the same team !!

They'll need one hell of a locker-room to house those two egos
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on July 29, 2010, 04:10:27 PM
Quote from: "UK Redsox"
Quote from: "cdvillafan"
Bengals was the correct answer.


T.O. and Chad Ochocinco on the same team !!

They'll need one hell of a locker-room to house those two egos


(http://www.philebrity.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/10/terrell_owens_little_t_learns_to_share.pg.jpg)

With Chad Ohwhatsisname
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on August 04, 2010, 01:22:21 PM
Favre to retire.................. again !!

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=5433551

File this in the "I'll believe it when I see it" category
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on August 04, 2010, 04:01:21 PM
Quote from: UK Redsox
Favre to retire.................. again !!

....until after the pre season's ended....
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 05, 2010, 12:32:44 AM
Bye bye Brett!

Hello again Brett!
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on August 05, 2010, 08:05:19 AM
Quote from: "cdvillafan"
Bye bye Brett!

Hello again Brett!



Annnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnd he's back ....................

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/trainingcamp10/news/story?id=5436231
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on August 05, 2010, 11:18:40 AM
Brett Favre is an A**hole.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on August 06, 2010, 07:58:56 AM
Positive signs for Raider Nation at last thanks to the arrival of Jason Campbell (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/trainingcamp10/columns/story?columnist=mortensen_chris&id=5441355)
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on August 06, 2010, 11:45:00 AM
Deadspin.com is running a story that Brett Favreerer sent pictures of the ol' sausage and various pictures of his rolling the dough (If you know what I mean*) and sent them to none other than FSU fan/celeb/sports reporter/ hot POA Jen Sterger.  









*I mean he took pictures of his penis and pictures of himself masturbating and sent them to a young lady who happens to be famous.
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on August 06, 2010, 12:31:57 PM
Deadspin is great. One of my favourite sports sites
Title: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: The Situation on August 06, 2010, 05:11:11 PM
Seems like Favre is running out of excuses; didn't he say a couple of months ago that he'd return if his Alma Mater baseball team won the college world series? Favre will return, I think he's ankle is better than what people think... either way it's hilarious watching Jim Rome constantly ripping him recently.
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: taylorsworkrate on August 18, 2010, 12:34:52 PM
just seen 14 to 1 on the packers for the superbowl.  Seems a good price.

They have a outstanding quarterback who is only going to get better, an excellent receivers corp, a solid running back, a defensive mvp cornerback in woodson and good linebackers.

A young team that looked very impressive last year.  should win their division easily. ( if Favre returns  can't see him having the unreal season he had last year)  With a bit of luck along the way they are as good a bet as any methinks.
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on August 18, 2010, 12:59:11 PM
just seen 14 to 1 on the packers for the superbowl.  Seems a good price.

They have a outstanding quarterback who is only going to get better, an excellent receivers corp, a solid running back, a defensive mvp cornerback in woodson and good linebackers.

A young team that looked very impressive last year.  should win their division easily. ( if Favre returns  can't see him having the unreal season he had last year)  With a bit of luck along the way they are as good a bet as any methinks.

Bloody hope not, come on Da Bears! (think we're underdogs to the Vikes and then the Packers tbh).
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: taylorsworkrate on August 18, 2010, 01:26:11 PM
just seen 14 to 1 on the packers for the superbowl.  Seems a good price.

They have a outstanding quarterback who is only going to get better, an excellent receivers corp, a solid running back, a defensive mvp cornerback in woodson and good linebackers.

How do you think Cutler will fare this year?  Obviously talented, has to cut the interceptions out though.

A young team that looked very impressive last year.  should win their division easily. ( if Favre returns  can't see him having the unreal season he had last year)  With a bit of luck along the way they are as good a bet as any methinks.

Bloody hope not, come on Da Bears! (think we're underdogs to the Vikes and then the Packers tbh).
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: villaross on August 23, 2010, 05:11:42 PM
Brett Favre’s preseason debut lasted just one offensive series during the Minnesota Vikings’ 15-10 loss in San Francisco.... :'( Have a look a this article (http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-08-23/brett-favre-throws-one-pass-in-nfl-preseason-debut-as-vikings-lose.html)
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on August 30, 2010, 12:40:21 PM
The change in positioning of the Umpire from by the linebackers to at the side of the QB is going to cause problems for any team running the no-huddle.

The offense have to wait for the ump to retreat behind their deepest back before they can snap the ball. The Colts got penalised twice for doing this in a pre-season game.



Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on September 01, 2010, 02:03:26 PM
The change in positioning of the Umpire from by the linebackers to at the side of the QB is going to cause problems for any team running the no-huddle.

The offense have to wait for the ump to retreat behind their deepest back before they can snap the ball. The Colts got penalised twice for doing this in a pre-season game.

I read the first line and immediately thought of the Colts. Any other new rules to look out for this season?




Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: villaross on September 02, 2010, 02:20:08 PM
Have you heard about that ? American football star Troy Polamalu has apparently insured his hair for a massive $1 million ! Look at this blog (http://www.taletela.com/news/2687/nfl-star-insures-his-big-hair-for-1-million), Crazy Hair !
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on September 02, 2010, 03:36:04 PM
If I was an opposition player I would be constantly pulling Polomolu's hair.
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 05, 2010, 03:27:05 PM
NFL is back on Thursday night. I have created a Fantasy League on the NFLuk.com fantasy site.

You basically pick a QB. 2RBS, 2WRS, TE, Kicker and defence/se. Pick a new lot each week. Rules explained on the site.

The league code is ADG-2BX if anyone wants to join.

Go on you know you want to... it's free!
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on September 06, 2010, 07:55:53 AM
Altogether now........... "Football's coming home " !!

NFL returns to Channel 4

http://www.nfluk.com/news/football-is-coming-home-to-channel-4-010910.html

Gary Imlach is presenting with Mike Carlson. I guess that Nicky Horne and John Smith weren't available.
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: The Situation on September 07, 2010, 10:40:32 PM
Altogether now........... "Football's coming home " !!

NFL returns to Channel 4

http://www.nfluk.com/news/football-is-coming-home-to-channel-4-010910.html

Gary Imlach is presenting with Mike Carlson. I guess that Nicky Horne and John Smith weren't available.
That's fantastic news! It gets even better, ESPN have got Monday Night Football... and now this. Having 5 live NFL games in a week for me to watch is awesome. My dad got me into NFL when he watched NFL on Channel 4 back in the 80's... his favourite player was William 'the fridge' Perry, gigantic linebacker for 1985 superbowl winning Chicago Bears.

There's going to be a few late nights on Sunday for me from now on... October 24, October 31, November 14, November 28, December 5 and December 19 will be going into my diary for sure.

Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on September 08, 2010, 01:41:29 AM
So the Miami Hurricanes won last week, which makes me happy, seeing as I expect my Eagles to suck this year...
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on September 08, 2010, 08:32:03 AM

That's fantastic news! It gets even better, ESPN have got Monday Night Football... and now this. Having 5 live NFL games in a week for me to watch is awesome. My dad got me into NFL when he watched NFL on Channel 4 back in the 80's... his favourite player was William 'the fridge' Perry, gigantic linebacker for 1985 superbowl winning Chicago Bears.

There's going to be a few late nights on Sunday for me from now on... October 24, October 31, November 14, November 28, December 5 and December 19 will be going into my diary for sure.



[pedantic head on]The Fridge was a defensive lineman and sometime running back, rather than a linebacker[/pedantic head on]
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on September 08, 2010, 09:03:04 AM
Altogether now........... "Football's coming home " !!

NFL returns to Channel 4

http://www.nfluk.com/news/football-is-coming-home-to-channel-4-010910.html

Gary Imlach is presenting with Mike Carlson. I guess that Nicky Horne and John Smith weren't available.
That's fantastic news! It gets even better, ESPN have got Monday Night Football... and now this. Having 5 live NFL games in a week for me to watch is awesome. My dad got me into NFL when he watched NFL on Channel 4 back in the 80's... his favourite player was William 'the fridge' Perry, gigantic linebacker for 1985 superbowl winning Chicago Bears.

There's going to be a few late nights on Sunday for me from now on... October 24, October 31, November 14, November 28, December 5 and December 19 will be going into my diary for sure.



Hmmm, possibly another Chicago Bears fan??
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on September 08, 2010, 10:52:38 AM
British NFL kicker John Smith** and "The Snow Plough Game"



Its a shame that John wasn't interviewed for this feature


(** Whose brother I use to circuit train with !!)
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: The Situation on September 08, 2010, 12:56:09 PM
Altogether now........... "Football's coming home " !!

NFL returns to Channel 4

http://www.nfluk.com/news/football-is-coming-home-to-channel-4-010910.html

Gary Imlach is presenting with Mike Carlson. I guess that Nicky Horne and John Smith weren't available.
That's fantastic news! It gets even better, ESPN have got Monday Night Football... and now this. Having 5 live NFL games in a week for me to watch is awesome. My dad got me into NFL when he watched NFL on Channel 4 back in the 80's... his favourite player was William 'the fridge' Perry, gigantic linebacker for 1985 superbowl winning Chicago Bears.

There's going to be a few late nights on Sunday for me from now on... October 24, October 31, November 14, November 28, December 5 and December 19 will be going into my diary for sure.



Hmmm, possibly another Chicago Bears fan??
lol, sorry, no... I'm a Ravens fan (more casual than diehard haha), but don't mind the Bears because they're one of the more likeable teams in the NFL.

Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on September 08, 2010, 12:59:20 PM
Ah well, at least you don't support the Green Bay Fudge Packers
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Jon Crofts on September 09, 2010, 05:13:15 PM
I watched a great programme on ESPN here in NY last night about the pre season & training squad at the Jets.

How they train in pre season & the pre season games, how they get from 75 down to 53 IIRC, ruthless!
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on September 09, 2010, 10:29:17 PM
I watched a great programme on ESPN here in NY last night about the pre season & training squad at the Jets.

How they train in pre season & the pre season games, how they get from 75 down to 53 IIRC, ruthless!

That'll be "Hard Knocks". From what I've heard on US radio its been a great series. I haven't seen it advertised yet over her on ESPNAmerica
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on September 09, 2010, 10:30:54 PM
The NFL season starts tonight with the Minnesota Favres against the Saints

Who's ya got for this year ?

(http://static.nfl.com/static/content//catch_all/nfl_image/nfl_image_50713.jpg)
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on September 10, 2010, 07:08:07 AM
..................and the Saints won

http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=5553023&categoryid=2459789
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: villaross on September 10, 2010, 04:11:45 PM
HAve you heard about NFL quarterback Tom Brady who crashed loaner Audi ? Check this out (http://content.usatoday.com/communities/driveon/post/2010/09/nfl-quarterback-tom-brady-crashed-loaner-audi/1)
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: The Situation on September 10, 2010, 07:01:37 PM
lol, poor Tom Brady, I bet the 'injury' didn't hurt as much when he pretends to be sacked j/k.

I just about stayed awake to watch the season opener (although it's kind of messed up my bodyclock), Saints looked good, picked up from where they left off it seems with perhaps a noticable better defence. Vikings never had any fluidity to their passing game with Favre, the Saints defence were very quick and alert. It was a victory I expected for New Orleans, however I did expect it to be a higher scoring game.
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: H00513R on September 10, 2010, 09:13:12 PM
Bear Down, Chicago Bears!

Go Irish! Wake up those echoes! I hope Touchdown Jesus sees a lot of action tomorrow.
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on September 10, 2010, 09:47:13 PM
Bear Down, Chicago Bears!

Go Irish! Wake up those echoes! I hope Touchdown Jesus sees a lot of action tomorrow.

I hate Notre Dame.

Its not me being my normal anti-religious self because I tend to support Boston College. However, there's just something about ND that makes me dislike them intensely.

Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 10, 2010, 11:37:03 PM
Who's ya got for this year ?

Not really sure haven't really been following the trades or news. I'll go with... Colts.
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: The Situation on September 11, 2010, 01:58:40 AM
Bear Down, Chicago Bears!

Go Irish! Wake up those echoes! I hope Touchdown Jesus sees a lot of action tomorrow.

I hate Notre Dame.

Its not me being my normal anti-religious self because I tend to support Boston College. However, there's just something about ND that makes me dislike them intensely.


What's wrong with that...? Notre Dame's history and traditions is wonderful (although I can understand that some people don't like commentators talking about them too much)...  some religious affiliated universities are rated very highly and have a really good ethos towards sports and education. They've also produced some great athletes, Allen Iverson and Joe Montana just spring to my mind right off the top of my head at 2am being pretty tired.

btw, I am currently watching NFL America's game... 1998 Minnesota Vikings - the missing rings.
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on September 11, 2010, 11:18:43 AM
I think its the sense of entitlement and arrogance from ex-players (Mike Golic springs to mind).

There's also the whole thing about not being in a conference and having a TV deal which give ND far more coverage than the quality of their play has deserved over recent years. For a couple of years the only College Football we had on UK TV was ND games. I think that was the period during which my dislike grew

Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on September 11, 2010, 11:21:50 AM
The commentators seem to be suggesting teams like the Packers, Cowboys, Jets and Colts may be the best teams.

They were saying thatv Da Bears have gotten rid of Orlando Pace and then just moved last year's Offensive Line round a bit. We've had a terrible Pre-Season, but I'm hoping that it's in the same way that the Colts always lose Pre-Season and then win most of their games  :-\
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on September 11, 2010, 11:31:13 AM
Packers v Ravens seems to be a popular Superbowl pick.
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: The Situation on September 11, 2010, 03:31:29 PM
I think there is too much Packers hype... it's just seems like it's going to be a massive anticlimax if/when they reach the playoffs. Regardless if my Ravens don't make it to the Superbowl I think the potential teams that'll make the playoffs in the AFC will be too good for the Packers; I honestly would pick the Colts, Ravens (ok, maybe bit of bias), San Diego and New England over Green Bay in a Superbowl.
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 12, 2010, 02:52:41 PM
If not Bears then anyone but Packers/Vikings/Cowboys/Patriots please.
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 12, 2010, 07:07:15 PM
Bears have already managed to lose two fumbles and throw an interception. If we lose to the sodding Lions I'm writing the season off after one game.
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Somniloquism on September 12, 2010, 10:17:56 PM
Bears have already managed to lose two fumbles and throw an interception. If we lose to the sodding Lions I'm writing the season off after one game.

Sounds like we fluked it in the last minute.
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: The Situation on September 12, 2010, 10:22:29 PM
Did Suh try and take Cutler's head off?

Good wins today for the Patriots, Texans, Jaguars and Titans.
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 12, 2010, 10:30:20 PM
Bears have already managed to lose two fumbles and throw an interception. If we lose to the sodding Lions I'm writing the season off after one game.

Sounds like we fluked it in the last minute.

Out of jail for Da Bears. Houston got performance of the day so far, beating the Colts.

Randy's bunch lost, as usual.
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: The Situation on September 12, 2010, 10:40:17 PM
Bears have already managed to lose two fumbles and throw an interception. If we lose to the sodding Lions I'm writing the season off after one game.

Sounds like we fluked it in the last minute.

Out of jail for Da Bears. Houston got performance of the day so far, beating the Colts.

Randy's bunch lost, as usual.
It seems like Cleveland lose too many games they should have won... conceding TD's at crucial momenst. They probably should of beat Tampa Bay today.

There's some interesting looking people in the crowd at Qwest Field today.
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 12, 2010, 11:39:24 PM
Come on San Fran, make a bloody game of it!
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: The Situation on September 13, 2010, 12:27:34 AM
Seattle took complete control of the game when the 2nd quarter started and when that happened San Francisco lied down like dogs letting Hasslebeck take over making pass after pass with no defensive threat from the 49ers.

the Seahawks have got decent chance of winning their division.
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on September 13, 2010, 07:46:50 AM
Some things never change, the Raiders still suck big time.

As much as I love Al Davis and his feck you attitude to the NFL, its time that he sold up.
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 14, 2010, 12:51:21 AM
Cowboys v Redskins was an exciting finish!
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: The Situation on September 14, 2010, 05:17:39 PM
You do not mess with Ray Lewis and the Ravens. The overrated Jets flatter to decieve yet again.
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on September 15, 2010, 07:51:11 AM
Cowboys v Redskins was an exciting finish!

To both halves !!

That play at the end of the 2nd Quarter had no chance of going for a TD or even getting the 'Boyzzzz into FG range. Either fling it to the endzone or take a knee. Having said that, no one could really have predicted the RB getting the ball ripped away from him.

As for the end of the game, the "hold" wasn't as clear cut for me as the commentators/press have suggested. Orakpo (I think it was him) seemed to be, as we'd say in our football, "looking for the foul".

As for the Lions getting hosed by the Zebras. There's a pretty good analysis here

http://toledoblade.com/article/20100915/COLUMNIST08/9140345/-1/SPORTS01
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on September 15, 2010, 12:06:18 PM
Bear Down, Chicago Bears!

Go Irish! Wake up those echoes! I hope Touchdown Jesus sees a lot of action tomorrow.



Its not me being my normal anti-religious self because I tend to support Boston College. However, there's just something about ND that makes me dislike them intensely.

I hate Notre Dame with a passion. 

But you guys have to realize that there is no "religious" connection to these schools other than the names.  I went to a Jesuit school, St. Joseph's, and never talk a "Jesuit" or "christian" theology class.  Instead I took Islam and Judiac Tradition for my Theology requirement.

The "religion" aspect of a private university is non-existent in anything other than name.


I just hate Notre Dame, because I am a University of Miami fan (another religion based private institution haha), and I think recent history of Notre Dame is incredibly overrated.

I hate Notre Dame.
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on September 15, 2010, 01:03:04 PM
I hate Notre Dame with a passion. 


I knew you weren't all bad !!
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Dave Cooper please on September 15, 2010, 02:15:49 PM
Interesting article in The Grauniad today about Glazer's Tampa Bay team getting their lowest crowd for many a year (still stuffed Lerner's Browns though I see!).
The bit that I found most interesting was that there is a TV blackout on any game that doesn't sell out. Never knew that, I just assumed all games were live at least in the local area, America being such a big place and that.
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on September 16, 2010, 08:05:48 AM
Interesting article in The Grauniad today about Glazer's Tampa Bay team getting their lowest crowd for many a year (still stuffed Lerner's Browns though I see!).
The bit that I found most interesting was that there is a TV blackout on any game that doesn't sell out. Never knew that, I just assumed all games were live at least in the local area, America being such a big place and that.

The NFL doesn't need anyone in the stadium to make money because they get so much TV revenue. However, empty seats don't look good on TV, so they try to encourage/ force fans to turn up.

The major problem they have is that the NFL is one of the few sports which is generally accepted to be better watched on TV, especially since the introduction of services such as the "Red Zone"

http://redzonetv.nfl.com/

Basically its a lot like Sky's "Soccer Saturday" but with live video rather than old pros working on their pension plans
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on September 17, 2010, 02:23:09 PM
a few things:

1) Yes, if a game doesn't "Sell Out", it isn't on TV... BUT, a team can buy thier own tickets and give them away if they want.  But with that said they actually do have to take their money and really buy them.  If it's a few thousand, they all do it (and in certain cities, like Miami they have to do it regularly), but if it is like 15,000, well that is a LOT of tickets to buy from the NFL.  The reason this is kind of a big deal is because even though the Lions suck, Detroit is a big sports city.

2) With HD tv, and the availability of all games at home through Dish Network and cable packages, I think most sports are better on TV.  I go to one eagles game a year, and the viewing aspect is FAR less enjoyable.  Even for baseball, my ticket package has shrunk tremendously over the last few years (keep in mind, I sit in the 203 bleachers for 12 bucks a game), not becuse of price, but because if I actually want to WATCH, it is almost always better on TV.  These sports networks need to fix many things to reverse this (look at the TB sitch), but that's a WHOOOOOLE other convo altogether.

3) Notre Dame is for people who don't like College Football, but feel they should like a team.  8 out of 10 ND sweatshirts I see are on girls.

4) Having re-watched the U game vs. Ohio St. on my DVR, I have come to the conclussion that 3 out of the 4 interceptions that Jacory Harris threw on Saturday weren't his fault.  If he is hitting his rec's on the hands and they can't hold it and it's intercepted, that's not on him.  Perhaps I was too hard on him.  God Bless the almighty University of Miami Hurricanes (and if God isn't into it, I will take the other guy's blessing, I really don't care, I just want them to win)/
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on September 17, 2010, 03:13:51 PM
From the 18th October onwards I have 9 Mondays off out of the next 10 weeks.

I'll see a lot of American Football this season  :)

Means I'll still be knackered after watching us against the Cowboys on Sunday though.
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Somniloquism on September 19, 2010, 08:45:45 PM
From the 18th October onwards I have 9 Mondays off out of the next 10 weeks.

I'll see a lot of American Football this season  :)

Means I'll still be knackered after watching us against the Cowboys on Sunday though.

Why? 9pm way past your bed time?
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on September 19, 2010, 10:21:51 PM
Da Bears send the Boyzzzz to an 0 - 2 start to the season.

First half was especially good
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 20, 2010, 02:05:50 AM
DA BEARS!!! Before the season I would have been happy with 3rd place and us avoiding the humiliation of finishing below the Lions. Now... fuck it! We're going to the Superbowl!

He used to be shite...
Now he's alright...
Walking in a Cutler wonderland!
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on September 20, 2010, 09:02:59 AM
We actually played pretty damn well against the Cowboys. If only we had a better offensive line.
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: The Situation on September 20, 2010, 07:56:37 PM
Another entertaining and interesting weekend in the NFL.

Miami beat Grandpa's team @ Minnesotta. I don't think many would've predicted that. Great win for Miami, bad loss for Vikes
The Browns... where do we start with Cleveland? Lost again when they should of won. Poor.
Chicago... what a win in North Texas. Great throwing by Cutler after he looked a bit shaky at the start.
The Ravens lose to the Bengals who scored no TD's but make 5 FG's, what an annoying way to lose.
Tampa won again, good for them; they've looking decent.
The Giants sucked bad against the Colts. It didn't help no one was protecting Eli from Freeney.
Michael Vick is still quality and is a better QB than Kolb. Philly will make a mistake if they choose Kolb over Vick.

The AFC East and NFC East are going to be very tight and it's going to be exciting to see how things go. I'd love to see the Dolphins win the AFC East.
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on September 20, 2010, 08:24:14 PM
Its strange how there was far more was about Vick coming back to the NFL than there was when Ray Lewis returned.

I guess the public are more offended by dog fighting than they are with a player being involved in a murder.
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: The Situation on September 20, 2010, 08:48:37 PM
Ray Lewis did not kill anyone, he was just in the wrong place at the wrong time... and hanging around with the wrong people. Just because he was initially charged it means jack... he was cleared because there was lack of evidence against him. Besides, Lewis is a changed man... dedicated both on and off the field. Devout Christian... given a second chance in life and is a future HOF. Awesome athlete and awesome person with all the charitable work he does.

I don't condone what Vick did, but he's been given a second chance like Lewis; I hope he can make ammends, I hope he plays next week... he's too good not to.
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: puppyfeat on September 20, 2010, 10:09:52 PM
Michael Vick is still quality and is a better QB than Kolb. Philly will make a mistake if they choose Kolb over Vick.
Which by all accounts is exactly what they're going to do. Stupid stupid stupid. Still, we're only playing the Jags next week...
Great weekend for the Eagles with all our divisional rivals losing, the pick of which was the Skins going down to the Texans (my second team) who look like they might finally be about to become a team to be reckoned with.
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on September 21, 2010, 08:04:56 AM
Ray Lewis did not kill anyone, he was just in the wrong place at the wrong time... and hanging around with the wrong people. Just because he was initially charged it means jack... he was cleared because there was lack of evidence against him. Besides, Lewis is a changed man... dedicated both on and off the field. Devout Christian... given a second chance in life and is a future HOF. Awesome athlete and awesome person with all the charitable work he does.

I don't condone what Vick did, but he's been given a second chance like Lewis; I hope he can make ammends, I hope he plays next week... he's too good not to.

Ray Lewis wasn't exonerated, he plead guilty to "obstruction of justice" in relation to the murder case and agreed to testify against his, previously, co-defendants.

He also reached an out of court settlement with the victims' families to prevent a civil suit going to trial.

That's all a bit more serious than being "in the wrong place at the wrong time".
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: VillaZogmariner on September 21, 2010, 11:28:45 AM
From the Beeb -


Denver Broncos wide receiver Kenny McKinley has been found dead in his home in an apparent suicide, police in the US state of Colorado have said.

Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson said authorities were called to McKinley's house in Centennial on Monday and found his body in a bedroom.

He said detectives believed the 23-year-old had shot himself.

McKinley, a fifth-round pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, played in eight games with the Broncos as a rookie.

He was placed on injured reserve in December after suffering a knee injury.

"Everyone with the Broncos is shocked and saddened by the loss of Kenny McKinley," team president Pat Bowlen said.

"He was part of the Broncos family and will be greatly missed by our organisation. My most heartfelt condolences go out to Kenny's family and friends," he added.

In January 2007, Broncos cornerback Darrent Williams was killed in a drive-by shooting. Three months later, back-up running back Damien Nash collapsed and died after a charity basketball game in St Louis.
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: H00513R on September 21, 2010, 08:34:01 PM
My Bears are 2-0 so the NFL side is perfect. My Fighting Irish are 1-2 which takes them out of the hunt for the Championship in week 3. I have to say though, that I've never had so much fun watching a 1-2 ND team as this year. What a difference Brian Kelly is making! Just give them a couple of years and I think we will be right back up there. Wake up those echoes!
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on September 21, 2010, 09:03:59 PM
That kid at QB for Michigan is pretty good. I doubt that he'll be a NFL QB but he could become a running back who can play an occasional Vick-esque role
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 22, 2010, 02:21:29 AM
My Bears are 2-0 so the NFL side is perfect. My Fighting Irish are 1-2 which takes them out of the hunt for the Championship in week 3. I have to say though, that I've never had so much fun watching a 1-2 ND team as this year. What a difference Brian Kelly is making! Just give them a couple of years and I think we will be right back up there. Wake up those echoes!

I still think college football is basically silly. Get a proper league with play-offs and I might watch. Journalists shouldn't decide who the best teams are.

Enjoying the Bears' start. Jay Cutler is starting to look the real deal. I doubt our offensive line will be good enough to give him the protection he needs though. Hated Packers next... good test for us.
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: The Situation on September 22, 2010, 06:45:11 AM
I hear Jay Cutler is banging one of former stars of 'The Hills'...

Oh, and yes I totally agree with you cdvillafan about the college football system with the numerous bowls, media picking who should play in the National Final etc... It should be completely dropped and just have a normal system where the two best teams from two confrences play each other in a final like a Superbowl or whatever. College football would be much more exciting if they did it that way, and less confusing too!
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on September 22, 2010, 07:48:10 AM
......... but they're Students. They can't be taken out of class for a playoff system.

(Heavy sarcasm emoticon)
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: The Situation on September 22, 2010, 10:27:20 AM
The Eagles announce Mike Vick is going to be their starting QB... great decision from Philly and Andy Reid making a brave decision, I thought they'd stick by Kolb. Vick's gonna get verbally abused badly at away matches, i'm sure there are animal right activists looking at the Philly schedule licking their lips at which games they will attend...
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on September 22, 2010, 11:48:21 PM
A surprising but correct move IMO by Reid
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: puppyfeat on September 23, 2010, 12:28:49 AM
The Eagles announce Mike Vick is going to be their starting QB... great decision from Philly and Andy Reid making a brave decision, I thought they'd stick by Kolb. Vick's gonna get verbally abused badly at away matches, i'm sure there are animal right activists looking at the Philly schedule licking their lips at which games they will attend...
Well at least Vick won't have to face the Dawg Pound this season!

Good decision Andy.
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: H00513R on September 23, 2010, 03:44:40 PM
Bear Down, Chicago Bears!

Go Irish! Wake up those echoes! I hope Touchdown Jesus sees a lot of action tomorrow.



Its not me being my normal anti-religious self because I tend to support Boston College. However, there's just something about ND that makes me dislike them intensely.

I hate Notre Dame with a passion. 

But you guys have to realize that there is no "religious" connection to these schools other than the names.  I went to a Jesuit school, St. Joseph's, and never talk a "Jesuit" or "christian" theology class.  Instead I took Islam and Judiac Tradition for my Theology requirement.

The "religion" aspect of a private university is non-existent in anything other than name.


I just hate Notre Dame, because I am a University of Miami fan (another religion based private institution haha), and I think recent history of Notre Dame is incredibly overrated.

I hate Notre Dame.

Bear Down, Chicago Bears!

Go Irish! Wake up those echoes! I hope Touchdown Jesus sees a lot of action tomorrow.



Its not me being my normal anti-religious self because I tend to support Boston College. However, there's just something about ND that makes me dislike them intensely.

I hate Notre Dame with a passion. 

But you guys have to realize that there is no "religious" connection to these schools other than the names.  I went to a Jesuit school, St. Joseph's, and never talk a "Jesuit" or "christian" theology class.  Instead I took Islam and Judiac Tradition for my Theology requirement.

The "religion" aspect of a private university is non-existent in anything other than name.


I just hate Notre Dame, because I am a University of Miami fan (another religion based private institution haha), and I think recent history of Notre Dame is incredibly overrated.

I hate Notre Dame.


You either love them or hate them. I don't usually find anything in-between. I can't wait for the "Catholics vs. Convicts" to start up again! :)

ND IS a religion-based school in the sense that it continues to attract a large Catholic base. Just look at the Obama commencement debacle recently. They do care about it there. Me, I was born in South Bend so I grew up with ND football.
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on September 24, 2010, 08:33:48 AM

ND IS a religion-based school in the sense that it continues to attract a large Catholic base. Just look at the Obama commencement debacle recently. They do care about it there. Me, I was born in South Bend so I grew up with ND football.

Brigham Young will be going independent next season. Looks like they're trying to tap into their nationwide religious support in a similar fashion to ND
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: usav on September 27, 2010, 01:55:13 PM
Steelers look omionous this season - if the defence holds up, then I can't see many teams giving them trouble.
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on September 27, 2010, 04:29:31 PM
I'd like to say before tonight's (tomorrow morning) game. COME ON DA BEARS!!

Wonder how our Offensive Line will do with their Linebackers.
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: H00513R on September 27, 2010, 04:57:44 PM
I'd like to say before tonight's (tomorrow morning) game. COME ON DA BEARS!!

Wonder how our Offensive Line will do with their Linebackers.

+1 It'll be great to see those throwback jerseys too. MONSTERS OF THE MIDWAY!
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on September 27, 2010, 08:51:34 PM
http://content.usatoday.com/communities/thehuddle/post/2010/09/hall-of-fame-raiders-legend-george-blanda-dies-at-83/1

George Blanda has died - you'd think he'd have waited until after tonight's game.
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: H00513R on September 27, 2010, 09:18:25 PM
My Bears are 2-0 so the NFL side is perfect. My Fighting Irish are 1-2 which takes them out of the hunt for the Championship in week 3. I have to say though, that I've never had so much fun watching a 1-2 ND team as this year. What a difference Brian Kelly is making! Just give them a couple of years and I think we will be right back up there. Wake up those echoes!

I still think college football is basically silly. Get a proper league with play-offs and I might watch. Journalists shouldn't decide who the best teams are.

Enjoying the Bears' start. Jay Cutler is starting to look the real deal. I doubt our offensive line will be good enough to give him the protection he needs though. Hated Packers next... good test for us.

Missed this somehow, but I too agree 0 get a proper playoff system. The bowls can still make their money by rotating the title game. Just have the others host the earlier playoff rounds. I'll take college over pro any day though - you get to watch the sport as it should be played...without prima donnas and contract BS!
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: taylorsworkrate on September 28, 2010, 04:59:16 AM
I had money on Green Bay before the season started to win the Superbowl.  After tonight that seems very, very stupid.

They are such a talented team (probably the most talented in the NFL).  Aaron Rodgers consistently turns in excellent performances.  The Wide receiving corp is as good as any and Finley is an excellent tight end.  Capers has some excellent defensive schemes, getting pressure on Quarterbacks and doing a great job against the run.

All of the above means absolutely FUCK ALL though.  You cannot beat anyone when you give away SEVENTEEN PATHETIC PENALTYS,(two on plays that would have been interceptions).  Fair play to the Bears.  Their ability to not act like total retards means they deserved the win.
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on September 28, 2010, 09:26:11 AM
COME ON DA BEARS!!!

Nice of the Packers player to fumble with about 2 minutes to go and the scores level  ;D
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on September 28, 2010, 12:58:14 PM
NFL legend George Blanda, dead at 83 (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=5622590)

Played for 26 seasons as a Quarterback and the a kicker. Longer than any other player
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: puppyfeat on October 03, 2010, 10:02:58 PM
Eagles fans (which is me) - ever get the feeling it just ain't your day?!
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Mac on October 03, 2010, 10:16:44 PM
Bloody 49ers.  Storm to 14-0 do nothing.  Intercept with 1.19 left but then fumble.  Falcons march down and score FG with 2 secs left.  49ers 0-4 and I'm not looking forward to 31st October at Wembley
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on October 04, 2010, 09:33:09 AM
Bloody 49ers.  Storm to 14-0 do nothing.  Intercept with 1.19 left but then fumble.  Falcons march down and score FG with 2 secs left.  49ers 0-4 and I'm not looking forward to 31st October at Wembley

49ers @ Wembley
Blues @ Villa Park

Ya picks yer stress and takes yer chance
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on October 04, 2010, 09:46:38 AM
First win of the season for Cleveland Villa
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on October 04, 2010, 09:48:07 AM
Our Bears fan contingent are pretty quiet so far today for some reason
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on October 05, 2010, 09:03:11 AM
I was avoiding this thread yesterday as I'd Sky+ our game, couldn't stay up until 3am watching it.

No offensive line again, they didn't even need to blitz with their linebackers, the front 4 could sack almost at will on their own. Cutler was holding onto the ball for too long at times too.

Still, would have settled for 3-1 at the start of the season.
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 05, 2010, 09:08:56 AM
Cutler was absolutely shite. He seemed to have the NFL version of "dartitis" being unable to release the ball. We are never going to achieve much with no offensive line but for all the effort we took to acquire him he should still be able to produce the odd bit of magic.

At least our D is starting to look more like its old self.
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on October 06, 2010, 12:27:49 PM
Eagles fans (which is me) - ever get the feeling it just ain't your day?!

I am an Eagles fan, who has stated more often than once that I didn't agree with getting rid of McNabb and that Reid was the problem.

Knowing that this season is already a wash, I can't say that I didn't kind of enjoy watching Reid screw up the game.  Maybe it wasn't McNabb's fault the whole time... hmmmmmmmmmmm
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on October 06, 2010, 12:29:30 PM
Miami vs. FSU this weekend.

Yanks/Twins
Miami/FSU
USMNT/Poland

All at 8pm
This is going to get tricky
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on October 06, 2010, 02:33:50 PM

USMNT/Poland

All at 8pm
This is going to get tricky

US Mint ?

US Mens Netball Team ?
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 08, 2010, 12:07:42 AM
US Men's National Team? Is it sawker?
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on October 08, 2010, 08:14:50 AM
Just three weeks now until the Broncos play the 49ers at Wemberleeee.

Who else is going to this rather than stressing out at Villa Park as we play Small Heath ?

Number off, from the left ......................

1....
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on October 08, 2010, 09:02:34 AM
Just three weeks now until the Broncos play the 49ers at Wemberleeee.

Who else is going to this rather than stressing at at Villa Park as we play Small Heath ?

Number off, from the left ......................

1....

I'm waiting until Da Bears come over (I may be waiting some time)
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on October 08, 2010, 12:03:04 PM
another reason to hate the Browns.

Charging people to tailgate?!?!?!

If Captain America were a real person, he would be PISSED!

http://withleather.uproxx.com/2010/10/cleveland-browns-impose-5-tailgating-fee-as-if-we-needed-another-reason-to-hate-cleveland
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Somniloquism on October 10, 2010, 09:34:45 PM
another reason to hate the Browns.

Charging people to tailgate?!?!?!

If Captain America were a real person, he would be PISSED!

http://withleather.uproxx.com/2010/10/cleveland-browns-impose-5-tailgating-fee-as-if-we-needed-another-reason-to-hate-cleveland

Reading the details its not the Browns but the parking firm who own the car park charging for this.
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Somniloquism on October 10, 2010, 09:39:12 PM
Raiders just blocked two San Diego punts in the first 5 mins. One bounded out the back for a safety and the second returned for a TD.

And come on da Bears. Although how bad are Carolina as we won 20-6 with four of ours intercepted. We seem to be playing the same as when we were last in the Superbowl where we are relying on our defence so much but the attack is so weak.
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Somniloquism on October 10, 2010, 09:45:43 PM
And now San Diego runner fumbles on the goal line to turn over possession.
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on October 11, 2010, 03:47:30 PM
I stayed up and watched the whole of the 49ers, Eagles game. 5am I got to sleep, work today has been susprisingly okay.
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Dave on October 15, 2010, 05:17:40 PM
Just three weeks now until the Broncos play the 49ers at Wemberleeee.

Who else is going to this rather than stressing out at Villa Park as we play Small Heath ?

Number off, from the left ......................

1....
I appear to have a corporate thing with work, so will be in a box for it.

I have no idea what it is though. It's a bit like rugby, right?
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on October 16, 2010, 11:03:25 AM
Just three weeks now until the Broncos play the 49ers at Wemberleeee.

Who else is going to this rather than stressing out at Villa Park as we play Small Heath ?

Number off, from the left ......................

1....
I appear to have a corporate thing with work, so will be in a box for it.

I have no idea what it is though. It's a bit like rugby, right?

No Dave, Wembley's nothing like a town near Coventry
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: The Situation on October 17, 2010, 12:08:27 AM
I know it was last week (I had abdominal surgery 2 weeks ago so I haven't been active much on H&V) but I can't help feel sorry for the 49'ers fans, team, manager and coaching staff. That's 3 games in a row now they've lost to FG's in the last minute, their 0-5 does not correlate their performances... very unfortunate; thankfully they're in a not very good divison so there's still hope of seeing the 49'ers in the playoffs. Oakland Raiders up next for them, I hope they destroy them (sorry UK Red Sox lol).

@Dave you lucky chap!!! Once the rules are explained to you i'm sure you'll really enjoy the match. Loads of people diss American Football when they don't even understand the rules and how the game is played, once they understand the rules and game better people enjoy watching it more - just like with any sport I suppose.
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Chico Hamilton III on October 18, 2010, 09:52:21 AM
On the Tube yesterday I noticed plenty of adverts for the game at Wembley

Dave - you realise that it's the same day as the Blues game? 31 October?







 
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: The Situation on October 18, 2010, 02:33:20 PM
San Francisco get their first win - yay!

Baltimore lose in OT to Brady's boys... urgh, I thought we were gonna win that going into the 4th quarter.

Seattle win in Chicago... don't think many would have predicted that.

Dallass Gayboys lose again - all hail the legend Brett Favre. Jerry Jones must be going physco.

Miami win in Green Bay in OT - pure awesome.

This NFL season has been very interesting and exciting and we're not even half way through. Each week seems to have a few stand out results, each week seems to get better and better. Still really wide open, predicting the SuperBowl winner at this stage would be extremely tricky... I'd say there's 11 teams in the hunt. This is why I love the NFL.
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: usav on October 18, 2010, 06:29:15 PM
I know I'm biased, but I haven't seen a stronger team than the Steelers yet.   Now Big Ben is back they can give the defence a bit of a break as well, as they can score points now.
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 18, 2010, 07:13:32 PM
Maybe. The strongest team doesn't always win the Superbowl though. It seems pretty wide open this year.
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Somniloquism on October 18, 2010, 09:56:50 PM
16 sacks in two games for Cutler. Again a really low 3rd Down conversion rate. We have the defence, until we manage to get a good offensive line we will always struggle against some teams. As I said before, it is the same story as the last superbowl appearance season.
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Dave on October 18, 2010, 10:42:13 PM
Dave - you realise that it's the same day as the Blues game? 31 October?
Yeah, but I'm too cheap to pass up a free day out with someone else paying for lots of food and drink.
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 19, 2010, 05:32:06 PM
16 sacks in two games for Cutler. Again a really low 3rd Down conversion rate. We have the defence, until we manage to get a good offensive line we will always struggle against some teams. As I said before, it is the same story as the last superbowl appearance season.

Against the Giants, Cutler was as much to blame as the Offensive Line. He seemed to want half an hour to hold on to the ball each time. That said, his confidence must have taken a battering playing behind that shower. I would put him in the shotgun give him a better chance to have a look around.
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on October 22, 2010, 11:51:57 AM
Packers @ Vikings this Sunday - Come on the no score draw!

Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: The Situation on October 23, 2010, 12:10:22 PM
Steelers @ Dolphins also looks like an interesting game.
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on October 23, 2010, 01:00:04 PM
What this thread lacks is an in depth discussion about the photos of Favre's "Little Brett " !!
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on October 24, 2010, 11:51:04 AM
and......


DONE!

New Vikings helmet.

http://www.bustedcoverage.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/x2_301fc5e.jpg

Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: taylorsworkrate on October 24, 2010, 11:59:58 AM
What this thread lacks is an in depth discussion about the photos of Favre's "Little Brett " !!

I'd prefer some photos of Jenn Sterger.
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 24, 2010, 07:01:13 PM
For any of the Villa Bears contingent, I'm watching the game here (http://www.playfifaonline.com/channel2.php). Takes a while to load but a good picture.
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 24, 2010, 07:39:40 PM
Half-time, Bears winning... and the Brians 20-3 up at the World Champions! Surely they can't hold on?
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: The Situation on October 24, 2010, 11:39:05 PM
Another interesting and exciting week in the NFL (so far)... as usual it seems this season.

Cleveland go to the champs in New Orleans and win... impressive stuff, Randy will be delighted with that.

Tampa Bay win again... with seconds to go against the Rams. This young Bucs team is looking like a dark horse at the moment.

My Ravens just scrape past the Bills... phew lol. We're 5-2 now, so looking good... we're coming after you Steelers!

Washington win in Chicago. Another great win for the 'Skins... they like playing against the big teams, eh?

Titans are looking hot right now. Another dark horse I think.

Steelers win with last minute FG in Miami... dammit.

And currently right now... Oakland are going crazy in Denver humiliating the Broncos and Patriots are looking good in San Diego.
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 25, 2010, 01:18:18 AM
Bears should never have lost. We played poorly but so did they. They had plenty of luck... there were about ten fumbles, all but one fell to them. We missed a touchdown by about an inch then threw an interception next play. We interecpted for a touchdown only to have it nullified for a delay of game penalty against McNabb. Things like that kept happening all game.

We were unlucky but I suppose if you consistently fail to convert 1st-and-goal chances from inside the 3 you deserve to lose. We've done that for about the past 5 seasons (or since whenever it was we lost the Superbowl).
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: The Situation on October 25, 2010, 02:10:10 AM
The Packers fans are pathetic... I just cannot believe they have the audacity to boo Brett Favre after he was their best ever QB and played for them for 17 seasons breaking all records and winning a SuperBowl. I don't care that he retired, then came out of retirement or whatever, it's just completely and utterly stupid.

The retarded ''NFL Code of Conduct'' policy can suck balls also. Can you imagine the PGA Tour suspending Tiger Woods for x amount of tournaments because he had sex with a dozen women despite being married, or the Premier League suspending John Terry for x amount of games because he had an affair, or suspend whatever player because they were caught drinking too much in a nightclub the list goes on etc...
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: taylorsworkrate on October 25, 2010, 03:15:01 AM
Why do the packers consistently beat themselves?  In the 3 games they have lost this year, they have done so by a combination of giving away needless penaltys, not taking chances and turning the ball over in key spots. 

They should be well ahead at half time against the Vikings tonight, but two stupid interceptions on long drives has killed them.  Aaron Rodgers has the potential to be one of the greats, but needs to learn to throw the ball away at times.
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: taylorsworkrate on October 25, 2010, 05:12:37 AM
Wow that was so tense.

A great game, best so far this season.

Hopefully if the Packers can now start to get over the ridiculous injuries they have had, and their ability to throw games away, they can become the genuine challenger that their talent level suggests they should be.
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: usav on October 25, 2010, 01:45:58 PM
Steelers win with last minute FG in Miami... dammit.

Not without cost though.   Aaron Smith, unsung hero and one of the best defensive linemen in the game is out for the season with a torn bicep.

Picked up a few other injuries as well, hopefully those aren't as major.
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: The Situation on October 26, 2010, 04:57:04 PM
Lets all laugh at Dallas...

Lost again last night to a very impressive New York Giants, now they're 1-5, with Tony Romo out for the rest of the season... no homecoming for them in February lol.
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: usav on October 26, 2010, 08:11:30 PM
Lets all laugh at Dallas...

Lost again last night to a very impressive New York Giants, now they're 1-5, with Tony Romo out for the rest of the season... no homecoming for them in February lol.

Despite Eli playing for both teams!
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on October 27, 2010, 08:31:52 AM
Lets all laugh at Dallas...

Lost again last night to a very impressive New York Giants, now they're 1-5, with Tony Romo out for the rest of the season... no homecoming for them in February lol.

Now that the Boyz won't be playing in the Superbowl, Jerry will probably hire out the new stadium for Monster Truck racing instead; leaving the NFL to fin an alternative venue !
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on October 29, 2010, 07:36:35 AM
10 or so years ago the Broncos v 49ers would have been a classic match up.

Now its a 2-5 team Denver team coming of a 59 point humiliation by Darren Mac and my Raiders against a 1-6 San Fran team coming off their first win of the season. Both head coaches might not be on the plane back home. If Mike Singletery wasn't a NFL legend, he'd have been fired by now.

Hopefully it'll be an entertaining game, because I'm doubting there'll be much quality
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: The Situation on October 29, 2010, 05:29:31 PM
In all fairness to the 49'ers they're very unlucky to be at 1-6. They've played really well and you can't knock their performances, losing a few games in the last minute has cost them. It's more mental with San Fransico I think.

Big game for both teams on Sunday, I've got San Francisco winning.
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Dave on October 30, 2010, 11:51:48 AM
Can anyone offer some advice on some bets to put on tomorrow?

No blame will be placed if they don't come off.
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: The Situation on October 30, 2010, 04:40:02 PM
Go for a San Francisco win.
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on October 31, 2010, 10:46:04 AM
geez...

It's like a who sucks less contest.

I would bet on the niners if I was really going to bet on that.

Is it possible to bet against both?
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on November 01, 2010, 07:52:05 AM
First half yesterday was terrible. Both teams were scared to take any risks. It was one hand off to Frank "Call me Al" Gore after another (29 carries) or time after time Kyle Orton dumped off a short pass.

The biggest cheers were reserved for the highlights of each Jaguars touchdown against the Cowboys

The first time the game got exciting was when the Broncos finally started throwing deep and then ran it  in from short yardage. The latter featuring Tim "Holier than thow" Tebow; so I got my opportunity to stand up and boo him and all he stands for.

After that, the game finally livened up and was actually pretty exciting for the rest of the second half, with Troy Smith doing his best Brett Favre impression by flinging the ball around with seemingly no chance of it being caught but somehow finding his receiver.

The Broncos could have won the game themselves if they hadn't had a TD called back for an illegal chop-block and a long punt return negated by a push in the back.

Overall a pretty good day out and far less stressful than being at Villa Park.

BTW, well done the the guy sat a few rows in front of me who arrived just after kickoff carrying his Villa v Blues programme.
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Dave on November 01, 2010, 01:21:54 PM
Can anyone offer some advice on some bets to put on tomorrow?

No blame will be placed if they don't come off.
49ers HT/FT at 7/4
49er - 5.5 at 13/8
49ers field goal as first scoring play at 3/1
Broncos to score less than 20.5 at 10/11

Piece of cake this NFL gambling lark.

Only sore point was Crabtree first TD at 12/1 (the only bet that didn't come in), but he redeemed himself by scoring later.

Not a bad day out, all in all.
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: The Situation on November 01, 2010, 04:22:48 PM
First half yesterday was terrible. Both teams were scared to take any risks. It was one hand off to Frank "Call me Al" Gore after another (29 carries) or time after time Kyle Orton dumped off a short pass.

The biggest cheers were reserved for the highlights of each Jaguars touchdown against the Cowboys

The first time the game got exciting was when the Broncos finally started throwing deep and then ran it  in from short yardage. The latter featuring Tim "Holier than thow" Tebow; so I got my opportunity to stand up and boo him and all he stands for.

After that, the game finally livened up and was actually pretty exciting for the rest of the second half, with Troy Smith doing his best Brett Favre impression by flinging the ball around with seemingly no chance of it being caught but somehow finding his receiver.

The Broncos could have won the game themselves if they hadn't had a TD called back for an illegal chop-block and a long punt return negated by a push in the back.

Overall a pretty good day out and far less stressful than being at Villa Park.

BTW, well done the the guy sat a few rows in front of me who arrived just after kickoff carrying his Villa v Blues programme.
I hardly watched any of the first-half as it was so boring, second-half was better... although booing my boy Tebow isn't cool. McDaniels job is safe by the sounds of it, Wade Phillips will be going going... gone.

Anothe crazy week in the NFL...

Oakland win again and are now at 4-4. Playoff contenders? hmmm.

Jaguars make Dallas look awful... again. Jerry Jones and his boys are just a laughing stock, no point in having that stadium if no-one's gonna turn up lol.

Miami win on the road again... I was right about da Bengals - overrated.

The World Beaters that are the New York Jets (all together now J-E-T-S JETS JETS JETS) score 0 points at home against the Packers. LOL.

Current Champs beat Stealers at home - good win for the Saints and deserved their win.

New England go marching on with another win and are now 6-1. The people who were saying Brady&co. are past it need a hard long look at themselves. New England are still a great team and should never be overlooked. As for Grandpa Favre's Vikings... not looking great are they?



Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on November 01, 2010, 04:37:43 PM
I've written off the Bears season.

Can we just all agree to laugh at Dallas?
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on November 01, 2010, 07:55:12 PM
Vikings have waived Randy Moss

LINK (http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d81bca082/article/vikings-cut-moss-less-than-a-month-after-acquiring-wr-in-trade?module=breaking_news)
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on November 01, 2010, 08:14:08 PM
Downright weird that.
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: The Situation on November 02, 2010, 03:37:14 PM
Vikings have waived Randy Moss

LINK (http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d81bca082/article/vikings-cut-moss-less-than-a-month-after-acquiring-wr-in-trade?module=breaking_news)
Did you see his interview after the game on Sunday?
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on November 03, 2010, 08:46:45 AM
Vikings have waived Randy Moss

LINK (http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d81bca082/article/vikings-cut-moss-less-than-a-month-after-acquiring-wr-in-trade?module=breaking_news)

I think its probably got more to do with his lack of effort on the long pass-interference call. Even though the flag was thrown, Randy could have easily have caught the ball and strolled into the endzone. Instead, when the flag was thrown, he just jogged away
Did you see his interview after the game on Sunday?
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on November 08, 2010, 07:41:26 AM
How bout them Cowboys ?!?

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-game-highlights/09000d5d81bf3382/GameDay-Cowboys-vs-Packers-highlights

Looks like Dallas will be in a battle with Buffalo to have the first pick in next year's Draft
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on November 08, 2010, 07:42:39 AM
Meanwhile, at last there's hope for us Raiders fans

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-game-highlights/09000d5d81bf3382/GameDay-Cowboys-vs-Packers-highlights
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on November 08, 2010, 09:18:50 AM
Well done to Cleveland Villa for defeating the NFL's best team, the Patriots.

Cleveland are now lead by a guy with the perfect name for an NFL QB, "Colt McCoy"

(http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/2010/writers/dan_shaughnessy/11/07/browns.pats.insider/T1_1107_coltsullivan.jpg)
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: The Situation on November 08, 2010, 03:28:10 PM
Another interesting week in the NFL.

Dallas vs Buffalo; who would win? Buffalo easily.

My Ravens are going nicely at 6-2 now with a solid win over Miami. Big game for us on Thursday in Atlanta.

Don't look now but the Oakland Raiders are 5-4. Gonna be intresting to see who wins the AFC West...

Mike Vick puts in another great performance in an Eagles win. The Colts are looking quite inconsistent this season.

The New York Giants are looking hot right now. They're in great form.

Well done to the Browns - fantastic win over Brady's Patriots. They're playing some good football at the moment.

Plz let the Bengals win tonight!
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on November 09, 2010, 08:13:31 AM
Dallas finally dump Wade Phillips

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/spt/football/cowboys/stories/110910dnspocow1alede.3ef7b97.html
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on November 09, 2010, 08:57:42 AM
Usually by this stage of the season 1 or 2 teams are looking really strong, but no one looks unbeatable this year. The one time I want the Cowboys to win and they lose 45-7.
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: The Situation on November 09, 2010, 04:14:12 PM
Usually by this stage of the season 1 or 2 teams are looking really strong, but no one looks unbeatable this year. The one time I want the Cowboys to win and they lose 45-7.
Yeah, that's what I like, there's no real standout. There's 6 teams who are looking very good/Superbowl contenders at the moment (Patriots, Steelers, Saints, Ravens, Falcons and Giants) then I'd say there is another 6 or 7 teams who could go far this season (Eagles, Jets, Green Bay, Chicago, Tampa Bay, Colts and Titans). Of course we've got a couple of dark horses too.

re: dallas. I don't get it. They know they're shit, they know there season is over, why not just carry on with Phillips and continue being shit then get a great draft pick. I can't understand the logic of doing it now - they are not going to go on a 8 game winning streak now lol.

fucking Bengals. Overrated shit. Seasons is over for them, no more 'Batman and Robin' lol.
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: pmarachi on November 09, 2010, 10:17:11 PM
How does Vick get NFC player of the week?

The team CAN'T score from the redzone!
I have never seen anything like it.

Ackers hit a 21, 22 and 32 yard field goal in that game.  That needs to tell you something right there.  If you are on the 5 yard line and need to settle for 3, how are you the best player in the NFC?
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on November 10, 2010, 11:17:43 AM
Here's a shock. Andy Reid was a large child

Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on November 10, 2010, 12:38:28 PM
Andy Reid can rap as well

Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: The Situation on November 10, 2010, 02:07:55 PM
How does Vick get NFC player of the week?

The team CAN'T score from the redzone!
I have never seen anything like it.

Ackers hit a 21, 22 and 32 yard field goal in that game.  That needs to tell you something right there.  If you are on the 5 yard line and need to settle for 3, how are you the best player in the NFC?
True, there can be some improvements but Mike Vick is just going to get better and better as the season goes on, the guys a phenom and is 1 of the best performaing QB's in the league right now.

Is Vick eligible for Comeback Player of the Year?
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on November 11, 2010, 08:08:17 AM


Is Vick eligible for Comeback Player of the Year?

I doubt it. He played last season
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Somniloquism on November 14, 2010, 09:10:41 PM
Good result for the Bears against Divisional rivals.
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: usav on November 14, 2010, 10:17:40 PM
Which should put Minnesota out of the play-offs, unless they have a miracle run.
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on November 14, 2010, 10:31:45 PM
DA BEARS!!!

Actually looked quite good today. Even our Offensive Line stood up. Not fancying our trip to Miami on Thursday though. Thursday night football really is a load of bollocks. They have a massive advantage as they are at home (and were at home today) so can have four days' practice without having to travel anywhere. Oh well, you never know.

Hopefully Vikings will do us a favour against the Packers next week. They will have to play a lot better than they did today, but I imagine their quarter-back might be up for that game.
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: usav on November 16, 2010, 03:06:02 AM
The Eagles beating up on the Redskins - 4 minutes until half time and it's 42-14.

The Eagles first 5 drives all went for touchdowns.  Insane stuff.
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on November 16, 2010, 07:47:43 AM
And in other related "insane" stuff, the Washington Potatoes give McNabb a contract extension

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=5809694

A couple of weeks ago, Shanahan pulled Donovan with two minutes to go because the coach didn't think thatb the QB could handle the non-huddle. Now they're giving him $40m guaranteed.

All seems a bit strange
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on November 16, 2010, 08:03:48 AM
Eagles @ Potatoes highlights

http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=5811683
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: The Situation on November 16, 2010, 06:47:36 PM
my mind was blown watching the 1st quarter of Redkins vs Eagles last night... first play with Vick bombing it down to DeSean Jackson was just amazing, and from then it just kept on getting better and better - I've never seen such a one sided domination in the NFL.

Michael Vick is just incredible, the dude is the best QB in the NFL right now. I can see the Eagles going far this season with Vick as QB.
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on November 19, 2010, 08:38:00 PM
700 not out for Da Bears.
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on November 20, 2010, 09:36:00 PM
Its Northwestern v Illinois at Wrigley today.

The Health and Safety say that the one endzone is too close to the wall (well, the goalposts are bolted to the wall, so that might have been a hint that there was a problem).

Therefore, all offensive plays will take place towards the other endzone.
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: taylorsworkrate on November 21, 2010, 04:10:59 PM
Should be a great night of NFL action.  I'll be streaming Packers at Vikings, then watching Colts at Patriots and Giants at Eagles on the tele.  3 great games should ease todays pain. 
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: cdbullyweefan on November 21, 2010, 06:39:44 PM
Come on you Viqueens.
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: taylorsworkrate on November 22, 2010, 06:23:53 AM
Another great performance by Rodgers and the Packers.  Obviously trying to put the final nail in as many head coaches coffins as possible.

Packers are very close to being 10 and 0 this season.  Two overtime loses and a game against the bears they threw away by giving up so many needless penaltys.  The defence has been incredible and Rodger's has now rediscovered last seasons form.

Considering the ridiculous injuries they have had they've done brilliantly.

Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on November 22, 2010, 06:39:37 PM
Any UK forum members who have ESPNAmerica must make sue they catch the Marcus Dupree doc showing this week.

Probably the greatest high school football player of them all
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: Yeltzer on November 23, 2010, 11:33:12 AM
Any UK forum members who have ESPNAmerica must make sue they catch the Marcus Dupree doc showing this week.

Probably the greatest high school football player of them all

When's it on?
Title: Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
Post by: UK Redsox on November 24, 2010, 08:17:01 AM