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Title: The non-Tim Tebow NFL thread!
Post by: kimmy on January 15, 2018, 09:30:33 am
The NFL quarter-finals were this weekend. It was a pretty exciting weekend of American football, for those who follow the sport.  Some of the best quarterbacks ever were in action.  Tom Brady, arguably the best ever, showed why in making mincemeat of the Tennessee Titans. They could do nothing to stop him; the Gronk was in great form as well.


Ben Roethlisberger, the Harvey Weinstein of the NFL, wanted revenge on the Jacksonville Jaguars. Early in the season the Jaguars humiliated Big Ben by intercepting him 5 times, blowing out the Steelers, and left Roethlisberger with a QB rating even lower than his IQ. He got his wish, the Steelers got a rematch with the Jaguars. And Big Ben had a spectacular day. He was awesome, proving why he will be in the Hall of Fame some day.  He threw 5 touchdown passes and his 469  passing yards were just shy of the NFL playoff record. Unfortunately for Ben, the Jaguars still won.  The Jaguars, after winning 10-3 the week before, won 45-42 this week.  The score actually flatters the Steelers, as they scored their final touchdown as time expired.


And Drew Brees led the New Orleans Saints into Minnesota. Brees is probably not recognized as being among the top quarterbacks ever, but his numbers say he should be. The Vikings dominated the first half 17-0, but the Saints roared back in the second half to take the lead late in the game, 21-20.  The Vikings regained the lead with a field goal shortly afterward, but Drew Brees led the Saints down the field to regain the lead with just 30 seconds left.  And then, with the Vikings down to their final seconds and far from field-goal range, this happened:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFMZ1e_zfj4

This is probably one of those plays that will become part of football folklore.   


 -k
Title: Re: The non-Tim Tebow NFL thread!
Post by: MH on January 15, 2018, 09:35:05 am
Watched the first game but not the second.
Title: Re: The non-Tim Tebow NFL thread!
Post by: MH on January 15, 2018, 09:36:05 am
Jags we're just good enough.  The party continues for them.
Title: Re: The non-Tim Tebow NFL thread!
Post by: JMT on January 15, 2018, 09:45:47 am
Sports - yuck.
Title: Re: The non-Tim Tebow NFL thread!
Post by: Goddess on January 15, 2018, 02:27:25 pm
Yes.  My Saints did not "geaux."   :(
Title: Re: The non-Tim Tebow NFL thread!
Post by: kimmy on January 18, 2018, 02:08:42 am
In the last week of the regular season, the lowly Cincinnati Bengals scored a last-minute touchdown to defeat the Baltimore Ravens and eliminate them from the playoffs.  The Ravens' spot in the playoffs was taken by the Buffalo Bills.  Delighted Buffalo fans started donating to a charity founded by Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton as a thank-you for putting the Bills in the playoffs. Donating in $17 increments (Dalton wears #17) the Bills fans raised over $300,000 for Dalton's charity, which apparently helps families with children in long-term hospitalization.


Perhaps inspired by the Bills fans, something similar is going on in Minnesota right now. After five minutes of raucous celebration on the field following the game-winning touchdown, the referee wandered back onto the field to tell everyone that the game wasn't officially over until the Vikings did a point-after attempt.  They didn't need the point-after to win, there was no time left on the clock, and the point-after would have had no effect on anything. But apparently it's the rules.   While most of the Saints players were probably either changing and showering, or just too heartbroken to come back onto the field, a group of eight Saints players did come out to participate and make it official. It's probably the last place they wanted to be, but it was a display of sportsmanship that Vikings fans are responding to.  In particular, one of those Saints players was their punter Thomas Morstead, who played the whole game with broken ribs after making a tackle during the return of his first punt of the game.  Morstead is involved with a charity called "What You Give Will Grow", which is being deluged with donations from Vikings fans. Over $130,000 has been donated, which is going to be given to a children's hospital in Minnesota.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LiyDxeYNJGc

It's silly, but it's also kind of heart-warming.



 -k
Title: Re: The non-Tim Tebow NFL thread!
Post by: MH on January 18, 2018, 06:58:22 am
I loved the Vikings in the Randy Moss era.
Title: Re: The non-Tim Tebow NFL thread!
Post by: MH on September 24, 2018, 06:43:05 am
Speaking of the Vikings...

What the WHAT Bills ???

 :o
Title: Re: The non-Tim Tebow NFL thread!
Post by: kimmy on September 24, 2018, 09:42:52 am
The real NFL news is that the Cleveland Browns won a game this week.

Barack Obama was still president last time the Browns won a game. 

Budweiser gave free Bud Light to fans in the stadium to celebrate.

https://adage.com/article/creatives-08/bud-light-unlocks-free-beer-fridges-cleveland-browns-win/315011/

 -k
Title: Re: The non-Tim Tebow NFL thread!
Post by: MH on September 24, 2018, 06:39:22 pm
Wait... the LIONS beat the Patriots?

NE sucks.

They are calling yesterday upset Sunday

Title: Re: The non-Tim Tebow NFL thread!
Post by: wilber on September 24, 2018, 07:46:46 pm
Speaking of the Vikings...

What the WHAT Bills ???

 :o

Been kind of a Vikings fan since the Bud Grant, Joe Kapp days. Like Buffalo, 0 fo 3 in Super Bowls.

Me wrong, Buffalo was 0 for 4.
Title: Re: The non-Tim Tebow NFL thread!
Post by: MH on September 26, 2018, 06:25:20 am
An OLD article about NFL kickers and their career arcs... will read later

https://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/28/sports/playmagazine/28lewis.html
Title: Re: The non-Tim Tebow NFL thread!
Post by: kimmy on November 12, 2018, 01:09:20 pm
Kansas City quarterback Patrick Mahomes the Second is just 10 games into his NFL career, and he has already set the Chiefs' all-time record for passing touchdowns in a season, with 31.  If you're wondering if that's a statement about how good Mahomes is or how bad KC's quarterback history has been, the answer is "yes." The previous record of 30 was set by "Len Dawson" in 1964, back when the Chiefs played in the American Football League.  KC's record during the NFL era was held by the legendary "Elvis Grbac", with 28 TD passes in 2000.  But Mahones is good.  He throws rockets that hit his receivers in full sprint. It's really impressive to watch these guys running full speed grab these perfectly placed laser-beam throws without breaking stride.  Patrick's dad, Patrick Mahomes the First, was a former major league baseball pitcher, so you can imagine where Mahomes the Second gets his arm from.  The Chiefs are the highest scoring team in the NFL, and are 9-1 right now.

Mahomes has a long way to go to catch up with Drew Brees.   Brees career has been somewhat overshadowed by Tom Brady and Peyton Manning, but Brees is right up there beside them in every respect except for Superbowl wins.  Brees is the all-time leader in passing yards, pass completions, passing yards per game average, and completion percentage.  Yesterday he passed Brett Favre to take over 2nd on the list for all-time passing touchdowns, and he can probably pass Manning for that record as well if he plays another season.  After last week's slugfest win over the Rams, the 8-1 Saints look like a favorite to make it to the Superbowl.

And exciting things are happening in Cleveland!  The Browns beat Atlanta yesterday, to improve to 3-6-1. That doesn't sound good, but for a team that hadn't won since Obama was president, it's a start.  As well, 2 of their losses were in overtime, another was on a last minute field goal, and several of their losses have come against top teams like the Saints, Steelers, Chiefs, and Chargers. They've been more competitive than their record indicates. Rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield and rookie runningback Nick Chubb are starting to look like they will be impact players.

 -k
Title: Re: The non-Tim Tebow NFL thread!
Post by: kimmy on November 18, 2018, 11:22:27 pm
After last week's slugfest win over the Rams, the 8-1 Saints look like a favorite to make it to the Superbowl.

After dropping 45 points on the Rams 2 weeks ago and 51 on the Bengals last week, the Saints put up another 48 points today while crushing the defending Superbowl champions. Although the Eagles do not look much like defending champions right now.  Drew Brees had another ho-hum day at the office with 22/30 accuracy, 4 touchdowns, no interceptions, and 363 yards.   At age 39 he is having one of the best seasons a quarterback has ever had, with 25 touchdowns and just 1 interception, along with completely absurd statistics that should only exist in a video game.



MEANWHILE IN CANADA!

Ottawa quarterback Trevor Harris played what might be the best playoff game a CFL quarterback has ever played.   29 completions on 32 attempts! That's insane! 90.6% accuracy is a CFL playoff record. Six touchdown passes! That's insane too! That's also a CFL playoff record.  And 367 yards and no interceptions. 

367 yards isn't actually extraordinary by CFL standards... Harris himself threw for 457 yards in his only previous playoff game. But that was in a losing effort, and the reason he had to throw all those passes is that his team was behind and trying to catch up.  In this game they were comfortably in front for most of the game and he had the luxury of picking his shots.  Which he did. 29 completions on 32 attempts is absurd!  In a preseason game against 2nd-string players, maybe. In a regular season against the worst team in the league, maybe. In a divisional final? It's ridiculous!  The only way you could do better is if the defensive players were just sitting on the bench.  The defensive players had 32 chances and could only break up 3 passes. They should feel very, very badly about this.

Ottawa will play Calgary in the Grey Cup game.

 -k
Title: Re: The non-Tim Tebow NFL thread!
Post by: kimmy on December 10, 2018, 05:50:18 am
Miami scored a touchdown with no time left on the clock to defeat the Patriots 34-33.   That isn't the amazing part. The amazing part was the play itself.  Deep in their own end and trailing by 5 points with 7 seconds left, the Dolphins ... uh, just watch for yourself.  This will be on every end of the year highlight reel:

https://streamable.com/99giz

 -k
Title: Re: The non-Tim Tebow NFL thread!
Post by: MH on December 10, 2018, 06:54:07 am
Miami scored a touchdown with no time left on the clock to defeat the Patriots 34-33.   That isn't the amazing part. The amazing part was the play itself.  Deep in their own end and trailing by 5 points with 7 seconds left, the Dolphins ... uh, just watch for yourself.  This will be on every end of the year highlight reel:

https://streamable.com/99giz

 -k

The only sad thing was that I wasn't watching it live.  The happy thing was that it was against the Patriots.  The shittiest dynasty team there ever was.
Title: Re: The non-Tim Tebow NFL thread!
Post by: the_squid on December 10, 2018, 11:00:54 am
Why was Gronkowski out there on defence?
Title: Re: The non-Tim Tebow NFL thread!
Post by: MH on December 10, 2018, 11:02:27 am
Why was Gronkowski out there on defence?

 ???

Patriots confidence, I'm guessing...
Title: Re: The non-Tim Tebow NFL thread!
Post by: bcsapper on December 10, 2018, 10:46:49 pm
(https://i.etsystatic.com/9549923/r/il/902fe2/639173539/il_fullxfull.639173539_82gy.jpg)
Title: Re: The non-Tim Tebow NFL thread!
Post by: kimmy on December 10, 2018, 10:57:19 pm
Why was Gronkowski out there on defence?

I expect they anticipated the Dolphins would throw the ball as far as they could and hope for either a lucky catch or a pass interference penalty. Plays like that often end up in a "jump ball" situation, with a bunch of guys from both teams waiting for the pass, jumping for it, and hoping their team would be the one to come down with it.  In a situation like that, who better to have jumping up for the ball than the Gronk?  He's one of the most sure-handed receivers, and he's also a huge strong man who would probably beat most receivers in a situation like that.

 -k
Title: Re: The non-Tim Tebow NFL thread!
Post by: the_squid on December 10, 2018, 11:28:57 pm
I expect they anticipated the Dolphins would throw the ball as far as they could and hope for either a lucky catch or a pass interference penalty. Plays like that often end up in a "jump ball" situation, with a bunch of guys from both teams waiting for the pass, jumping for it, and hoping their team would be the one to come down with it.  In a situation like that, who better to have jumping up for the ball than the Gronk?  He's one of the most sure-handed receivers, and he's also a huge strong man who would probably beat most receivers in a situation like that.

 -k

They were way too far from the end zone for a Hail Mary pass.... 
Title: Re: The non-Tim Tebow NFL thread!
Post by: kimmy on December 10, 2018, 11:32:41 pm
Anybody wondering why there is buzz building around the lowly Cleveland Browns should watch these two clips of Baker Mayfield throwing missiles.

https://v.redd.it/cb70m21boa321

https://streamable.com/m6a1e

With yesterday's win, the Browns are now NOT LAST PLACE for the first time since 2014.


Meanwhile, here's Patrick Mahomes II throwing a completion in a direction opposite to where his face is pointing.

https://v.redd.it/c90gwhtfsf321

And here is Patrick scrambling at full speed and throwing a 30 yard completion in a direction he is not running in.

https://streamable.com/saifv

Madness.

 -k
Title: Re: The non-Tim Tebow NFL thread!
Post by: MH on December 15, 2018, 10:27:55 pm
Football on Saturday Night !

Browns win !

 ???  ;D
Title: Re: The non-Tim Tebow NFL thread!
Post by: MH on December 16, 2018, 09:37:05 am
Football on Saturday Night !

Browns win !

 ???  ;D

BTW - thanks 2 Kimmy for the storyline on the Browns.  It made me stop on this channel and watch a highly entertaining game down to the final electrifying sack in the closing seconds ...
Title: Re: The non-Tim Tebow NFL thread!
Post by: kimmy on December 16, 2018, 11:47:52 am
I just love an underdog story, and the Browns are the doggiest underdogs since the Bad News Bears.

 -k
Title: Re: The non-Tim Tebow NFL thread!
Post by: MH on December 16, 2018, 12:32:26 pm
I just love an underdog story, and the Browns are the doggiest underdogs since the Bad News Bears.

 -k

Wrong sport but it's ok you're a chick :D
Title: Re: The non-Tim Tebow NFL thread!
Post by: kimmy on January 01, 2019, 07:23:20 pm
The NFL regular season has concluded!

Your surviving teams!

In the AFC: the Chiefs and Patriots win first-round byes. Colts vs Texans next week.  Chargers vs Ravens next week. Chiefs have home-field advantage for AFC playoffs.

In the NFC: the Saints and Rams win first-round byes. Eagles face Bears next week. Seahawks face Cowboys next week.  Saints have home-field advantage for NFC playoffs.


My favorite story of the season, the Browns, ended their Cinderella run with a loss to Baltimore. They had a chance to finish with 7 wins in their last 8 games and post a winning record for the first time since the stone age. They fell just short, but their loss had a silver lining: the Ravens win eliminated the disgusting Steelers and the loathsome Ben Roethlisberger from the playoffs.

 -k
Title: Re: The non-Tim Tebow NFL thread!
Post by: wilber on January 01, 2019, 07:46:04 pm
The old Browns had some great years including a pre Super Bowl, NFL Championship. Jim Brown was one of the greatest running backs ever.
Title: Re: The non-Tim Tebow NFL thread!
Post by: kimmy on January 01, 2019, 08:00:18 pm
Well, I did say since the stone age. ;)

I vaguely remember them having some success in the 1990s. Bernie Kossar or something like that.

 -k
Title: Re: The non-Tim Tebow NFL thread!
Post by: Goddess on January 02, 2019, 01:29:48 pm
Geaux, Saints!  :D
Title: Re: The non-Tim Tebow NFL thread!
Post by: kimmy on January 06, 2019, 01:04:52 pm
YESTERDAY! 

COLTS ... ADVANCE!   COWBOYS ... ADVANCE!

Hasta la vista, Houston! Sucks to be you, Seattle!

TODAY!

CHARGERS vs RAVENS!

BEARS vs EAGLES!



Weird incident in the Cowboys-Seahawks game as the Seahawks' place kicker pulled his hamstring on the final play of the first half, and he was not available for the second half.  The Seahawks were unable to attempt field goals in the 2nd half. It didn't seem to hurt them though, as all the times when they might have attempted field goals on 4th down, they were able to either gain a first down or score a touchdown. They were also 2/2 on 2-point conversions after touchdowns. So they really didn't need a place-kicker... until the final play when they desperately needed a successful onside kick to have a chance to win. The punter accidentally booted the ball much too far and it was the worst onside kick attempt in NFL history.  An onside kick is a very low percentage play anyway, so it would be a stretch to say it cost them the game.  What really cost the Seahawks the game is their offense wasn't very consistent, and their defense had major trouble trying to stop Dallas RB Ezekiel Elliot who had a huge game.


 -k
Title: Re: The non-Tim Tebow NFL thread!
Post by: wilber on January 06, 2019, 01:12:18 pm
Dickson is a former Aussi Rules football player. Those guys are good at drop kicking on the run which should make them good punters but they never place kick.
Title: Re: The non-Tim Tebow NFL thread!
Post by: MH on January 06, 2019, 06:53:09 pm
Chicago's season ends on a "double doing"
Title: Re: The non-Tim Tebow NFL thread!
Post by: wilber on January 06, 2019, 07:14:59 pm
Exciting ending, got to feel for the kicker.
Title: Re: The non-Tim Tebow NFL thread!
Post by: kimmy on January 06, 2019, 11:42:30 pm
Heartbreaking ending for the Bears.



Today's other game started out as a huge defensive struggle. It was 12-3 Chargers entering the 4th quarter.  The Chargers finally **** the Baltimore defense at the start of the fourth quarter, and built their lead to 23-3.  At the time, the Ravens offense had negative passing yards. They had actually lost more yards due to sacks than they had gained through completions.   The Baltimore fans were booing rookie quarterback Lamar Jackson, who had been completely ineffective. The Ravens stuck with Jackson, even though fans were yelling for veteran QB Joe Flacco to be put in to replace Jackson. One of the Ravens players went to the bleachers to argue with a belligerent group of fans. "Who do you think got us here? Number 8! Number 8! Don't be fairweather fans!"  As if magically revived by those words, Number 8 went out and put on a show in the final 10 minutes of the game. 

Jackson passed for about 150 yards and 2 touchdowns in the remaining minutes of the game, turning the 23-3 Chargers route into a 23-17 nailbiter.  The Ravens had a chance to win, having the ball in good field position with 45 seconds to play, but the Chargers defense managed to catch Jackson and force a fumble to seal the game.  Still, the Ravens turned a blow-out into a real adventure, and hopefully the fans felt bad for booing their player after the game.


Overall a pretty good weekend of action.

NEXT WEEK!

COLTS! AT! CHIEFS! YES!

COWBOYS! VISIT! RAMS! BELIEVE IT!

CHARGERS! VS! PATRIOTS! FOR REAL!

EAGLES! AT! SAINTS! OH LORDY!


 -k
Title: Re: The non-Tim Tebow NFL thread!
Post by: kimmy on January 14, 2019, 01:05:36 am
CHIEFS!  Very tremendous, very successful, everybody says so!  COLTS-- low ratings, SAD.

RAMS!  Winning bigly! SO MUCH WINNING!  COWBOYS-- very boring, bleeding badly from a facelift.

PATRIOTS! Lyin' Tom Brady and Cheatin' Bill Bellichik know so much, they really do know all the things, they have the best footballs and the best plays, they just win all the time, they really do, they're very great.   CHARGERS-- Low energy, failing, nobody watches them.

All of these games went pretty much as everybody expected.  I thought the Chargers had a chance of knocking off the Patriots, but they were terrible today.


The last game of the weekend was also the weekend's most interesting matchup! The defending Superbowl champion Philadelphia Eagles arrive in New Orleans to take on the NFC top seed, the Saints! Early in the season the Eagles looked very mediocre, and didn't look like they would even make the playoffs nevermind repeat as champions. It looked like they had hit an all-time low when the Saints put a 48-7 curb-stomping on the Eagles.  But that seems to have been the turning point for the Eagles, because they went on a roll and and only lost one game after that. They surged into the playoffs and won their opening round game. Would today's rematch be a repeat of the 48-7 ass kicking or would the Eagles' roll continue?

Early in the game the Saints couldn't do anything right. Drew Brees threw an interception on the very first play, and the Eagles were everywhere! The Eagles were up 14-0 before the foam was even off my beer.  The Saints were in panic mode.  It had the strong sense of being an upset.  It looked like it was going to be...
Geaux, Saints!  :D
...Eaux Neaux, Saints!

In the 2nd quarter, stalled on offense again with nothing going right, the Saints needed something to turn the game around. They used a faked punt to get a first down, and from there everything seemed to change. The jitters went away. They scored a touchdown on that drive, and another field goal before the end of the half to make it 14-10.

And then I went out for afternoon snuggling and I don't know what happened in the rest of the game.

But when I got home and checked the score, the Saints had won 20-14.   After the faked punt, the Saints scored 20 points, and the Eagles didn't score any.


 -k
Title: Re: The non-Tim Tebow NFL thread!
Post by: MH on January 14, 2019, 05:53:47 am
I snuggled baby all weekend and the only play I think I saw was the faked punt when I tuned in for the score.   :o
Title: Re: The non-Tim Tebow NFL thread!
Post by: kimmy on January 15, 2019, 03:14:17 am
Snuggling with a baby doesn't sound quite as fun as snuggling with a naked grown woman, to be honest.  But I'm sure it was very rewarding in its own way.

 -k
Title: Re: The non-Tim Tebow NFL thread!
Post by: MH on January 15, 2019, 05:36:12 am
Snuggling with a baby doesn't sound quite as fun as snuggling with a naked grown woman, to be honest.  But I'm sure it was very rewarding in its own way.

 -k

Why do you do this to me ?
Title: Re: The non-Tim Tebow NFL thread!
Post by: MH on January 15, 2019, 05:37:19 am
Also - who is your avatar now ?  What happened to the Russian assassin ?
Title: Re: The non-Tim Tebow NFL thread!
Post by: kimmy on January 15, 2019, 09:31:30 am
Also - who is your avatar now ?  What happened to the Russian assassin ?

It's Hester from the Mortal Engines movie (https://canadianpoliticalevents.createaforum.com/general-discussion/what-is-the-last-movie-you-watched/?message=38826). I'm not surprised you don't recognize her, because only about 30 people actually saw the movie.

I've never actually used Roza Shanina as my avatar on this message board.  Originally I had Armistice, from Westworld (https://cdnb.artstation.com/p/assets/images/images/005/336/573/large/kieran-belshaw-armistice-v004.jpg?1490295227).  Then I changed it to Elle Driver from Kill Bill (https://i.gifer.com/VAQ0.gif). And last month I changed it to Hester.

 -k
Title: Re: The non-Tim Tebow NFL thread!
Post by: kimmy on January 20, 2019, 11:35:14 pm
Today's championship games both went to overtime!  I only saw the first quarter of the first game, and the second half of the last game.

The Rams got off to a very slow start in the first game, and at one point the Rams punter had more passing yards than the Rams quarterback (P Johnny Hekker: 1/1, 12 yds, 0 td, 0 int, QB rating 116.7 on the day.)   The Saints were leading 13-0 when I had to go do boring grown-up stuff.  The Rams came charging back later, though.  They won on a 57 (!) yard field goal in overtime. They had also tied the game on a 48 yard field goal with just 15 seconds left in the 4th quarter.  Saints fans are angry that the referees missed a blatant pass interference call  on their last drive that would have given them a chance at a touchdown instead of forcing them to kick a field goal. The game should have been out of reach.


As for the Chiefs-Patriots game, I only saw the second half, but it was an instant classic.  The Patriots had a 14 point lead after the first half, but in the second half the Chiefs came alive. It turned into an offensive slugfest, especially in the fourth quarter when the Chiefs put up 24 points and briefly took the lead.  But right afterward, Tom Brady did his usual thing and led the Patriots down the field to score a game-winning touchdown with less than a minute left in the game. BUT THEN!  Patrick Mahomes led the Chiefs right back the other direction! They scored a game-tying field goal with just a few seconds left to send it to overtime.    But the Patriots won the coin toss and scored a touchdown on the first drive, and Mahomes never got the ball back.

This was a really great game, even though the bad guys won.  Patrick Mahomes is amazing and he's just 23. He has a look of a guy who is going to be one of the all time greats.  That thing he does where his receivers are sprinting full speed and the ball arrives in their hands without them breaking stride is just magical. He did several of those today.  Sadly it wasn't enough to break the Chiefs' 50-year championship drought.

 -k
Title: Re: The non-Tim Tebow NFL thread!
Post by: MH on January 21, 2019, 06:15:07 am
Damn it.

But... I have seen Brady on the ropes (it feels like) a thousand times.  This time I knew he was going to pull it off.  He just turns into superman when the chips are down.  Maybe the best clutch athlete, even with the obvious failures he's made.
Title: Re: The non-Tim Tebow NFL thread!
Post by: wilber on January 21, 2019, 08:32:49 am
Canít understand NFL overtime. Both teams should get at least one possession. Basically they let a coin toss decide the game.
Title: Re: The non-Tim Tebow NFL thread!
Post by: kimmy on January 21, 2019, 09:50:08 am
Canít understand NFL overtime. Both teams should get at least one possession. Basically they let a coin toss decide the game.

Yeah, the NFL overtime rules suck.  The Saints at least got a possession, and promptly turned over the ball.  But not having a possession really sucks.

Damn it.

But... I have seen Brady on the ropes (it feels like) a thousand times.  This time I knew he was going to pull it off.  He just turns into superman when the chips are down.  Maybe the best clutch athlete, even with the obvious failures he's made.

Yeah, what the Patriots have done in the past decade plus is unprecedented in football (and pretty much any sport I think), and Tom Brady is a big part of it. Somehow he just wins.  He's like a mythical figure from legends.

 -k
Title: Re: The non-Tim Tebow NFL thread!
Post by: wilber on January 21, 2019, 11:40:34 am
The NFL is the only sport I can think of where one team might not get an opportunity to score in extra time. CFL overtime rules are much better.
Title: Re: The non-Tim Tebow NFL thread!
Post by: the_squid on January 22, 2019, 01:07:28 am
Overtime rules in the NFL suck.
Title: Re: The non-Tim Tebow NFL thread!
Post by: the_squid on January 22, 2019, 01:10:59 am

Yeah, what the Patriots have done in the past decade plus is unprecedented in football (and pretty much any sport I think), and Tom Brady is a big part of it. Somehow he just wins.  He's like a mythical figure from legends.

 -k

Cheating helps. 
Title: Re: The non-Tim Tebow NFL thread!
Post by: kimmy on November 11, 2019, 02:59:40 am
MEANWHILE IN CANADA!

Ottawa quarterback Trevor Harris played what might be the best playoff game a CFL quarterback has ever played.   29 completions on 32 attempts! That's insane! 90.6% accuracy is a CFL playoff record. Six touchdown passes! That's insane too! That's also a CFL playoff record.  And 367 yards and no interceptions. 

367 yards isn't actually extraordinary by CFL standards... Harris himself threw for 457 yards in his only previous playoff game. But that was in a losing effort, and the reason he had to throw all those passes is that his team was behind and trying to catch up.  In this game they were comfortably in front for most of the game and he had the luxury of picking his shots.  Which he did. 29 completions on 32 attempts is absurd!  In a preseason game against 2nd-string players, maybe. In a regular season against the worst team in the league, maybe. In a divisional final? It's ridiculous!  The only way you could do better is if the defensive players were just sitting on the bench.  The defensive players had 32 chances and could only break up 3 passes. They should feel very, very badly about this.

One year later, almost to the day, Trevor Harris does it again, this time as Edmonton's quarterback instead of Ottawa's.  He had another game for the ages, getting 36 completions on 39 attempts for 421 yards.  He opened the game with 22 straight completions in the first half. 22 straight completions is a playoff record, and one short of the CFL regular season record as well. 36 completions on 39 attempts is completely ludicrous at any time, nevermind  the playoffs!

 -k
Title: Re: The non-Tim Tebow NFL thread!
Post by: wilber on November 11, 2019, 01:54:52 pm
Both finals should be worth watching
Title: Re: The non-Tim Tebow NFL thread!
Post by: the_squid on November 11, 2019, 09:51:33 pm
Seattle Sounders win the MLS Cup this weekend.   Glad to see it....   sad that the Whitecaps are useless though.

Title: Re: The non-Tim Tebow NFL thread!
Post by: wilber on November 11, 2019, 10:14:15 pm
Seattle Sounders win the MLS Cup this weekend.   Glad to see it....   sad that the Whitecaps are useless though.

The Whitecaps donít want to spend the money on marquee players.
Title: Re: The non-Tim Tebow NFL thread!
Post by: the_squid on November 11, 2019, 11:02:25 pm
The Whitecaps don’t want to spend the money on marquee players.

They sold a great one...  and then pocketed the cash.

Alfonso Davies to Bayern Munich for $22 million
Title: Re: The non-Tim Tebow NFL thread!
Post by: MH on November 17, 2019, 08:54:57 pm
Buffalo won easily but this was pretty cool:

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-cant-miss-plays/0ap3000001077465/Can-t-Miss-Play-Dolphins-convert-NFL-s-second-successful-onside-kick-of-2019
Title: Re: The non-Tim Tebow NFL thread!
Post by: the_squid on November 24, 2019, 07:00:50 pm
Andrew Harris is killing it in the 1st half of the Grey Cup....    go Bombers?   

I remember watching Harris play for the VI Raiders.   Great to see him playing this well.   Sad the Lions got rid of him. 
Title: Re: The non-Tim Tebow NFL thread!
Post by: wilber on November 24, 2019, 07:40:40 pm
Hope the Bombers can hang on. Haven't liked Hamilton since Angelo Mosca took out Willie Fleming in the 63 Cup.
Title: Re: The non-Tim Tebow NFL thread!
Post by: wilber on November 24, 2019, 09:10:51 pm
They done it and dominated as well. Most people were picking Hamilton.
Title: Re: The non-Tim Tebow NFL thread!
Post by: kimmy on November 24, 2019, 10:33:40 pm
After watching the Tiger Cats crush the Eskimos last week I thought they would be very tough to beat, but the Blue Bombers gave them a huge beating.  That was seriously impressive.

A lot of people find a game like that boring... not much in the way of big plays, no lead changes, quite one-sided. But I enjoy watching a powerful defensive line dominate a game.  Winnipeg's offensive line was dominant as well, opening up huge holes for Harris, and giving Zach Collaros all the time he needed to throw.  I think people who understand football appreciate how much the o-line and d-line have to do with winning, and today's game was a perfect example.

Andrew Harris and Nic Demski are both Winnipeg-born, both graduates of the Oak Park High School in Winnipeg, and now they've won the Grey Cup as Winnipeg Blue Bombers. That's pretty neat!  Andrew Harris is the first person to win both Outstanding Canadian and Most Valuable Player in the Grey Cup game.

 -k
Title: Re: The non-Tim Tebow NFL thread!
Post by: wilber on November 25, 2019, 08:52:24 pm
The first Grey Cup game I went to I was a little guy when my dad took me to see Winnipeg beat Hamilton at Empire Stadium in 1958.
Title: Re: The non-Tim Tebow NFL thread!
Post by: MH on December 01, 2019, 10:37:04 pm
BILLS WIN THANKSGIVING ! PATRIOTS LOSE !!!
Title: Re: The non-Tim Tebow NFL thread!
Post by: kimmy on December 01, 2019, 11:31:49 pm
The Bills are GOOD this year?  Having difficulty processing this.


The NFL's breakout player this year seems to be Baltimore QB Lamar Jackson, who has been a threat both throwing and running the ball.  He is in the Michael Vick (pre dog-fighting) mould of being a QB who is so dangerous running the ball that you have to allocate defensive resources to containing him, which in turn opens passing opportunities.  The Ravens are the NFL's runaway scoring leaders, and it's because Lamar Jackson is so difficult to defend against.

 -k
Title: Re: The non-Tim Tebow NFL thread!
Post by: MH on December 02, 2019, 06:38:50 am
1. The Bills are GOOD this year?  Having difficulty processing this.


2. The NFL's breakout player this year seems to be Baltimore QB Lamar Jackson, who has been a threat both throwing and running the ball.  He is in the Michael Vick (pre dog-fighting) mould of being a QB who is so dangerous running the ball that you have to allocate defensive resources to containing him, which in turn opens passing opportunities.  The Ravens are the NFL's runaway scoring leaders, and it's because Lamar Jackson is so difficult to defend against.

 -k

1. Good for Buffalo, yes.  They are a winning team who can compete even if they're not entirely consistent.  They still can blow it.

2. Aaaaand... the Ravens play the Bills next week.  If the Bills lose by 3 or do better I will be satisfied.
Title: Re: The non-Tim Tebow NFL thread!
Post by: MH on December 16, 2019, 12:33:25 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Yq2Rwtcm9M

Pretty funny - these guys ran the 2008 0-16 Detroit Lions through Electronic Arts football and played the same play all season - throwing to their best receiver.

See how they did
Title: Re: The non-Tim Tebow NFL thread!
Post by: kimmy on December 20, 2019, 01:35:13 am
Drew Brees threw a near-perfect game Monday night, going 29 completions on 30 attempts for 307 yards, 4 touchdowns, and no interceptions.   The game itself was a record setter, as his 29 completions on 30 attempts was the highest completion ratio ever in an NFL game.  But more than that, Brees also passed Peyton Manning to claim the all-time record for career touchdown passes. He currently stands at 541 touchdowns, 2 ahead of Manning, and 3 ahead of Tom Brady. 

Brady is still active and might still claim that record, but Brady is 42 and Brees is 2 years younger. Brees is still playing great football, while Brady is struggling a bit right now.  I wouldn't bank on Brady claiming the TD record from Brees.

 -k
Title: Re: The non-Tim Tebow NFL thread!
Post by: MH on January 05, 2020, 06:42:15 am
Bills blow it, then Texans ALMOST BLOW IT, then Bills blow it.

Still.  Josh Allen just needs a lobotomy and he'll be a star.  Emotions are his enemy.

And the Patriots lost at home in a glorious way.
Title: Re: The non-Tim Tebow NFL thread!
Post by: MH on January 05, 2020, 06:43:59 am
Also watching games on Twitter is the worst.
Title: Re: The non-Tim Tebow NFL thread!
Post by: kimmy on January 05, 2020, 01:59:07 pm
And the Patriots lost at home in a glorious way.

Despite having one of the league's best defenses, the Patriots lost 4 of their last 6, including an embarrassing loss to the lowly Dolphins that cost them a free pass to the second round. Instead they ended up having to play one of the league's hottest teams in a wildcard game.  The offense that used to blow everybody up has been very mediocre lately, and the famous last-minute comebacks have gone missing.

Brady says he's not likely to retire, but he is not his old self right now, and at 42 years old he might never regain his old form. His contract is expired, and so even if he doesn't retire this might still be his last game with the Patriots. We may have seen the end of an era.

 -k
Title: Re: The non-Tim Tebow NFL thread!
Post by: MH on January 05, 2020, 02:50:32 pm
One GOOD thing about watching on Twitter is the MEMES.

They were tweeting Ryan Fitzpatrick as the guy who ended the Patriots' Dynasty !  ;D
Title: Re: The non-Tim Tebow NFL thread!
Post by: MH on January 05, 2020, 02:52:19 pm
(He's the Dolphins QB)

Looks like another upset in the making in NO. 

Drew Brees does his first fumble of the season NOW ???!!!

Love the playoffs and having my TV back ...
Title: Re: The non-Tim Tebow NFL thread!
Post by: MH on January 05, 2020, 02:58:23 pm
Saints touchdown called back.
Title: Re: The non-Tim Tebow NFL thread!
Post by: MH on January 05, 2020, 03:08:40 pm
The Kicker is LUTZ !

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IAXKPCgb83I
Title: Re: The non-Tim Tebow NFL thread!
Post by: MH on January 05, 2020, 03:21:40 pm
OVERTIME !  And the Vikings' Cousins delivers a HUGE THROW.

First time ever that two Wildcard games have gone to OT.

Fantastic.

Plus Joan is letting me watch football AND say 'Unbelievable' many times...
Title: Re: The non-Tim Tebow NFL thread!
Post by: MH on January 05, 2020, 03:23:49 pm
Huh ?

They're saying the Vikings won.  I guess if you get a touchdown in OT you win ?

Ok then.

Upset unless they review the play.
Title: Re: The non-Tim Tebow NFL thread!
Post by: MH on January 05, 2020, 03:24:41 pm
Ok.  Some controversy at the very end with pass interference but... well good night Saints  :D
Title: Re: The non-Tim Tebow NFL thread!
Post by: wilber on January 05, 2020, 03:31:58 pm
Glad to see the Vikings win but the NFL has the dumbest OT rules in existence. The idea that a team might not get a single possession is absurd. Winning the coin toss is a huge advantage.
Title: Re: The non-Tim Tebow NFL thread!
Post by: Omni on January 05, 2020, 03:49:49 pm
More importantly, we showed those Russkies how to play hockey today.
Title: Re: The non-Tim Tebow NFL thread!
Post by: the_squid on January 05, 2020, 04:06:17 pm
More importantly, we showed those Russkies how to play hockey today.

Russians were ripped off of a 2-man advantage that would have given them a great chance to tie the game.  Non-call for delay of game.  The puck clearly went over the glass.   

I hate it when games end like that.   The linesman called the penalty immediately...  I guess he was overruled.
Title: Re: The non-Tim Tebow NFL thread!
Post by: Omni on January 05, 2020, 04:24:31 pm
Russians were ripped off of a 2-man advantage that would have given them a great chance to tie the game.  Non-call for delay of game.  The puck clearly went over the glass.   

I hate it when games end like that.   The linesman called the penalty immediately...  I guess he was overruled.

I missed the last part of the game due to a phone call. I'll have a look at the re-run from where I stepped away.
Title: Re: The non-Tim Tebow NFL thread!
Post by: MH on January 05, 2020, 07:19:44 pm
You got your hockey thread in my football thread.
Title: Re: The non-Tim Tebow NFL thread!
Post by: kimmy on January 05, 2020, 08:13:32 pm
Ok.  Some controversy at the very end with pass interference but... well good night Saints  :D

At first glance I thought it was a push-off, but after another look there was hand-fighting between the two players and I think the receiver was actually pulling his hand out of the defender's grasp, not pushing off.  Amazing throw and catch between Cousins and Thielen to put the Vikings in scoring position. I don't think the defender could have done anything to stop that.

I was hoping to see Brees go farther into the playoffs, but oh well.


Seahawks get the last spot in the second round, after beating the Eagles 17-9.  Josh McCown was retired and coaching high-school football earlier this year, but the Eagles signed him as as insurance after two of their backups were injured earlier in the year. He was thrust into this game when the Eagles' starting quarterback got knocked out by a helmet-to-helmet collision. The Seahawks had a bunch of injuries too. I didn't watch much of this one.

 -k
Title: Re: The non-Tim Tebow NFL thread!
Post by: Omni on January 05, 2020, 08:20:29 pm
You got your hockey thread in my football thread.

I base my defense with regard to what could clearly be defined as incidence of thread drift solely on an abundance of patriotism. I throw myself at the mercy of the courts/rinks.
Title: Re: The non-Tim Tebow NFL thread!
Post by: the_squid on January 05, 2020, 08:59:41 pm
Seahawks won!   Not the most exciting game Iíve ever seen, but good result.
Title: Re: The non-Tim Tebow NFL thread!
Post by: MH on January 05, 2020, 09:39:53 pm
I thought the Seahawks were favoured but according to the 538 odds.

3/4 Wildcard games were upsets ?

Only my fave Bills were expected to go down, and down then went in a graceful ballet of Buffaloness.
Title: Re: The non-Tim Tebow NFL thread!
Post by: waldo on January 05, 2020, 09:45:50 pm
Russians were ripped off of a 2-man advantage that would have given them a great chance to tie the game.  Non-call for delay of game.  The puck clearly went over the glass.   

I hate it when games end like that.   The linesman called the penalty immediately...  I guess he was overruled.

geezaz lil' squiggy... stick with what you know - stick with your pissant penchant for dumb-tagging posts!

right call as the puck hit the camera, hey!

(https://i.imgur.com/j4uZqU0.jpg)
Title: Re: The non-Tim Tebow NFL thread!
Post by: kimmy on February 02, 2020, 10:55:05 pm
Pretty good Superb Owl game today.  It looked like the 49ers might manage to keep a lid on Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs, but with just 6 minutes left in the game everything came unraveled.   Mahomes is an amazing quarterback... even today when he looked very mortal for most of the game, he still managed to come through when it mattered most.

 -k
Title: Re: The non-Tim Tebow NFL thread!
Post by: waldo on February 02, 2020, 11:29:35 pm
Sharpie is as Sharpie does!

(https://i.imgur.com/hOvyQA6.jpg)
Title: Re: The non-Tim Tebow NFL thread!
Post by: MH on November 29, 2020, 07:22:46 pm
Bills win again... and it's Bills v Dolphins in the race to win the AFC east !  We are in a 'new era'.

I think I may be enough of a real football fan to pick out bad calls now... the LA Chargers... peeee-yooooo !

Also Broncos try to play without a QB... lose 31-3
Title: Re: The non-Tim Tebow NFL thread!
Post by: wilber on November 30, 2020, 03:30:01 pm
Wonder how much Covid will influence the final standings

Could the Bills finally win a Super Bowl?
Title: Re: The non-Tim Tebow NFL thread!
Post by: wilber on November 30, 2020, 03:31:20 pm
Sharpie is as Sharpie does!

(https://i.imgur.com/hOvyQA6.jpg)


That was a hoot. Not surprising he didn't know where Kuwait was.
Title: Re: The non-Tim Tebow NFL thread!
Post by: MH on November 30, 2020, 03:51:06 pm
Wonder how much Covid will influence the final standings

Could the Bills finally win a Super Bowl?

2-3 years out if all goes well and maybe a trade or two.  Ingredients are all there.
Title: Re: The non-Tim Tebow NFL thread!
Post by: wilber on November 30, 2020, 04:52:31 pm
2-3 years out if all goes well and maybe a trade or two.  Ingredients are all there.

That would be good. Like to see Minnesota finally win one as well.
Title: Re: The non-Tim Tebow NFL thread!
Post by: MH on November 30, 2020, 06:26:01 pm
That would be good. Like to see Minnesota finally win one as well.

Buffalo is a fine team but not a glorious one yet.
Title: Re: The non-Tim Tebow NFL thread!
Post by: Boges on December 01, 2020, 12:48:54 pm
The NFL's handling of COVID-19 is interesting.

A Thanksgiving game against contenders Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers was delayed 3 times due to a string of Positive cases. They'll try to play the game tomorrow afternoon. 6 days after when the game was originally scheduled.

At the same time, the middling Denver Broncos were forced to play a game with no NFL QB after all of their QBs either tested positive or were close to a QB that tested positive.  A Practice Squad WR who played QB in Highschool and College was promoted to play QB against the New Orleans Saints with under 24 hours notice. He couldn't meet with coaches either.

The result was what you'd expect. He went 1-9 with two INTs.

As a selfish NFL fan, I am liking NFL games at weird times.
Title: Re: The non-Tim Tebow NFL thread!
Post by: kimmy on December 04, 2020, 12:04:50 am
Also Broncos try to play without a QB... lose 31-3

So, they have a guy named Kendall Hinton, who is a receiver but played some quarterback as a college freshman.  It's pretty common for guys who arrive at college as QB to be put into other positions later. Guy is the best athlete at his school so they make him a quarterback, and he gets recruited to a college... but when he gets to college there are 5 other guys with the exact same background and they can't all be quarterback. The coach says "Son, you're not the best quarterback here, but you're an amazing athlete and we'd like to try you at receiver/runningback/safety/etc." So that's Kendall Hinton.

So, he threw 1 completion and 2 interceptions, 1 completion on 9 attempts for 13 yards, total QB rating of 0.00 which is the lowest I've ever heard of.  A great game gets you a QB rating of 120+, decent outing gets you a rating of maybe 90, and a bad day is in the 70s.  If your quarterback got a rating below 70, you probably lost. The worst QB performances I have ever seen got ratings in the low 50s.  A rating of zero is so incredibly bad I think that young Mr Hinton deserves some kind of special recognition.

If there's a bright spot for the Broncos, it's that they wouldn't have beaten the Saints anyway, regardless who was at QB.

Also, although this is supposed to be the non-Tebow NFL thread, I think it needs to be mentioned that the last time an NFL team failed to complete even one pass in a half, it was the Denver Broncos, in 2011, with Tim Tebow at QB!

https://ca.sports.yahoo.com/news/broncos-become-first-team-since-tim-tebows-broncos-in-2011-to-not-complete-a-pass-in-first-half-222525525.html

 -k
Title: Re: The non-Tim Tebow NFL thread!
Post by: MH on December 04, 2020, 08:11:21 am
The ghost of Tebow !!!

Bills are on Monday night !!!
Title: Re: The non-Tim Tebow NFL thread!
Post by: MH on December 20, 2020, 06:04:34 pm
https://www.google.com/search?q=ny+jets&oq=ny+jets&aqs=chrome.0.69i59.1610j0j4&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

My computer must not be working.  Says the Jets beat the RAMS ?
Title: Re: The non-Tim Tebow NFL thread!
Post by: guest78 on December 20, 2020, 08:12:57 pm
https://www.google.com/search?q=ny+jets&oq=ny+jets&aqs=chrome.0.69i59.1610j0j4&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

My computer must not be working.  Says the Jets beat the RAMS ?
Iím really disappointed.  I was hoping theyíd go 0-16.  Oh well.
Title: Re: The non-Tim Tebow NFL thread!
Post by: wilber on December 21, 2020, 09:10:49 am
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Iím really disappointed.  I was hoping theyíd go 0-16.  Oh well.

Good if you are a Seahawks fan though.
Title: Re: The non-Tim Tebow NFL thread!
Post by: kimmy on December 21, 2020, 02:17:09 pm
The Bills are looking strong!  Beating the Steelers last week was a statement. I'm assuming receiver Stefon Diggs is the MVP there?

The Cardinals are having a surprisingly good season behind breakout QB Kyler Murray.  From what I have seen Murray is one of those guys in the Lamar Jackson, Michael Vick kind of style where they are so dangerous running the ball that it opens up passing opportunities, and Murray can throw too. Another reason the Cardinals are having a good season is that so many NFC teams are total dog crap right now.

Browns, Dolphins, Colts, and Titans also emerging in the AFC, and in the NFC the Buccaneers are much improved with Old Man Brady at QB.

At the other end of the spectrum, the Patriots suck in the post-Brady era and are already eliminated from the playoffs. The entire NFC East sucks... the division champion will probably have a losing record. Only the lowly Washington Football Team even has a shot at 8 wins. SAD and LOW ENERGY!


Iím really disappointed.  I was hoping theyíd go 0-16.  Oh well.

A sad day for sport. :(

 -k
Title: Re: The non-Tim Tebow NFL thread!
Post by: the_squid on December 21, 2020, 02:23:51 pm
KC Chiefsí QB Mahomes is the most exciting thing to happen in the NFL since Doug Flutie.

I generally really donít care about the NFL, but I donít miss a Chiefs game. 
Title: Re: The non-Tim Tebow NFL thread!
Post by: MH on December 21, 2020, 04:58:44 pm
KC Chiefsí QB Mahomes is the most exciting thing to happen in the NFL since Doug Flutie.

I generally really donít care about the NFL, but I donít miss a Chiefs game.

They're fantastic.  Too far away from here to be rivalry... the Broncos fans are pissed... they are all hoping the Bills beat them... I am thinking they'll meet in the semi-finals but we'll see.

 
Title: Re: The non-Tim Tebow NFL thread!
Post by: kimmy on January 03, 2021, 08:38:08 pm
The Browns clinch a playoff spot for the first time since 2002!  They squeaked out a win over the Steelers, but almost Browns'ed it up in the last couple of minutes.  First they gave up a potentially game-tying touchdown, but didn't make the 2-point conversion that would have tied it.  Then, on the ensuing kickoff, one of the Browns bobbled the onside kick attempt and almost coughed it up to the Steelers.  But the Browns prevailed, and go into the playoffs to face... the Steelers.

The Steelers have lost 4 of their last 5 games, after looking like an elite team earlier in the season.   Canadian rookie receiver Chase Claypool has been a standout for the Steelers this season, and was again today. He very big and tall, and has drawn comparisons to former Detroit Lions star Calvin "Megatron" Johnson.  Because of the similarity to Megatron and because he is Canadian, some people have been referring to Claypool as "Mapletron". Which is very lame.

The Buffalo Bills went Olympics on the Dolphins today. It was a must-win game for the Dolphins, and a nothing game for the Bills who rested some players for some or all of the game. But that didn't matter because the Bills went off like a bomb.  Josh Allen's performance this season set new franchise records for most quarterback stats.

 -k
Title: Re: The non-Tim Tebow NFL thread!
Post by: MH on January 03, 2021, 08:47:40 pm

The Buffalo Bills went Olympics on the Dolphins today. It was a must-win game for the Dolphins, and a nothing game for the Bills who rested some players for some or all of the game. But that didn't matter because the Bills went off like a bomb.  Josh Allen's performance this season set new franchise records for most quarterback stats.
 

The Bills played their 2nd string in the 2nd half... and they still outscored the Dolphins.  The Bills are getting better every game.  They manhandled the Steelers... and since then have been dominant.  If everything goes as expected they will play the Chiefs for the AFC championship and what a game that shall be
Title: Re: The non-Tim Tebow NFL thread!
Post by: MH on January 11, 2021, 04:22:46 pm
Goodnight STEELERS hello Browns....

and HELOOOOOOOOOOO BILLS !!!  :D
Title: Re: The non-Tim Tebow NFL thread!
Post by: the_squid on January 11, 2021, 05:33:46 pm
Goodnight STEELERS hello Browns....

and HELOOOOOOOOOOO BILLS !!!  :D

Mahomes will run around either of those Ds.... 
Title: Re: The non-Tim Tebow NFL thread!
Post by: MH on January 11, 2021, 05:49:19 pm
Mahomes will run around either of those Ds....

Sure but the Chiefs also had trouble with lesser teams at times.
Title: Re: The non-Tim Tebow NFL thread!
Post by: MH on January 11, 2021, 05:51:31 pm
Not like Steelers trouble

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1WMh5Jfh6Q

 :D :D :D
Title: Re: The non-Tim Tebow NFL thread!
Post by: wilber on January 11, 2021, 08:43:00 pm
Sorry to see the last of Claypool for this year but but I don't know why he is badmouthing the Browns. They kicked Steeler ass. I'm really happy to see the Browns doing so well after years in the wilderness.
Title: Re: The non-Tim Tebow NFL thread!
Post by: kimmy on January 11, 2021, 10:57:53 pm
I only saw the first half, but it was fun. I hate the Steelers.   Ben Roethlisberger was definitely Ben ROFLsberger during the first quarter.  It was hilarious to see.  He eventually racked up over 500 yards of passing on the day, which is pretty insane.   I've noticed that when a QB has an absurd stat line like that (47 completions, 68 attempts, 501 yards) it's often because they're trailing the whole game and are throwing on every play to try and catch up.  Browns first playoff game in 18 years, their first playoff win since 1994, and they get it by embarrassing the Steelers.  They must be delirious with joy in Cleveland.

The Seahawks are the "home team" for many in this neck of the woods, and they bombed out in disappointing fashion. Aside from that, pretty much as expected for the wildcard round.

 -k
Title: Re: The non-Tim Tebow NFL thread!
Post by: MH on January 12, 2021, 05:17:07 am
1. I hate the Steelers.   Ben Roethlisberger was definitely Ben ROFLsberger during the first quarter.  It was hilarious to see. 
2. He eventually racked up over 500 yards of passing on the day, which is pretty insane.   
3. I've noticed that when a QB has an absurd stat line like that (47 completions, 68 attempts, 501 yards) it's often because they're trailing the whole game and are throwing on every play to try and catch up.  Browns first playoff game in 18 years, their first playoff win since 1994, and they get it by embarrassing the Steelers.  They must be delirious with joy in Cleveland.

The Seahawks are the "home team" for many in this neck of the woods, and they bombed out in disappointing fashion. Aside from that, pretty much as expected for the wildcard round.

 -k
1. You can watch that video and enjoy the first quarter over and over again.
2.  ??? :o
3. The new era is here.  Chiefs, Browns, Bills... even Miami are getting better.  We'll know we've gone through the cycle when the Jets have a winning season
Title: Re: The non-Tim Tebow NFL thread!
Post by: MH on January 18, 2021, 09:13:55 am
Bills !
Chiefs !  (Mahones wobbly... concussed ?)
Packers !
Bucs !

Uh... Bills Bucs superbowl !??!  Brady vs. Allen  ??? ??? ???
Title: Re: The non-Tim Tebow NFL thread!
Post by: kimmy on January 19, 2021, 01:36:55 am
If that was the last game of Drew Brees' career, it was a sour ending. Probably among the worst games of his career.  That was the only game I saw this weekend, and it was pretty disappointing.  I think the Packers will beat the Bucs next weekend. The Bucs defense looked good, but Aaron Rodgers isn't going to make their job easy the way Brees did yesterday.

The Bills are on fire! Holding any team to 3 points is an accomplishment... holding the Ravens to 3 points is a huge achievement. The Bills could be going to the Superbowl, especially if Patrick Mahomes has a concussion.  I heard one of the commentators during the Saints game say "what we've seen when players get hit like that is that they don't look good the week after."

 -k
Title: Re: The non-Tim Tebow NFL thread!
Post by: the_squid on January 25, 2021, 02:36:48 pm
4th and goal from the 8 yard line, 2 minutes to go, 8 points down, and Packers opt to kick a field goal?   LOL

Stupidest thing ever. 

They went from needing a TD (+2pt conv) to tie to then STILL needing a touchdown.   Iím not usually one to jump on firing coaches, but this was boneheaded enough to be a firing offence. 

Title: Re: The non-Tim Tebow NFL thread!
Post by: kimmy on January 25, 2021, 09:51:34 pm
Tom Brady has been in the league for 20 years but has just one single NFC Championship win!  SAD and LOW ENERGY!

 -k
Title: Re: The non-Tim Tebow NFL thread!
Post by: MH on February 07, 2021, 09:14:46 pm
I dunno... the Chiefs just looked terrible.  They couldn't protect Mahomes... they looked like they all had Covid.

Brady... I don't know ... love him or hate him simply the GOAT.  And I don't like him.
Title: Re: The non-Tim Tebow NFL thread!
Post by: wilber on February 08, 2021, 01:07:48 pm
I turned it off half way through the 3rd quarter. Like a lot of Super Bowls, it wasn't very super. Not a Brady fan but there is no denying he is the greatest.
Title: Re: The non-Tim Tebow NFL thread!
Post by: MH on February 08, 2021, 03:41:02 pm
I turned it off half way through the 3rd quarter. Like a lot of Super Bowls, it wasn't very super. Not a Brady fan but there is no denying he is the greatest.

Agree 100%. 

And now that you mention it, it was the worst football game I saw all year... maybe I turned off the other bad games.

And I watched a lot of games.
Title: Re: The non-Tim Tebow NFL thread!
Post by: Boges on May 17, 2021, 08:40:18 am
Tebow's back, we need to discuss him more.
Title: Re: The non-Tim Tebow NFL thread!
Post by: MH on May 17, 2021, 10:09:37 am
Tebow's back, we need to discuss him more.

Which sport ?
Title: Re: The non-Tim Tebow NFL thread!
Post by: Boges on May 17, 2021, 10:30:39 am
Which sport ?

NFL, different position.

https://www.yardbarker.com/nfl/articles/ex_nfl_gm_having_tim_tebow_on_jags_roster_hurts_urban_meyers_credibility/s1_127_34921778
Title: Re: The non-Tim Tebow NFL thread!
Post by: kimmy on May 20, 2021, 12:03:38 am
Tebow's back, we need to discuss him more.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrrMJqjgsIM

 -k
Title: Re: The non-Tim Tebow NFL thread!
Post by: kimmy on May 20, 2021, 12:52:34 am
Dumb-Guys: "Colin Kaepernick wasn't black-balled from the NFL, he just wasn't good enough."

Also Dumb-Guys: "Tim Tebow never got a fair chance! Everybody was against him because he's a Christian!"


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qUYftLla5vs

 -k
Title: Re: The non-Tim Tebow NFL thread!
Post by: MH on May 28, 2021, 12:25:39 pm
Caught 2 TDs in practice... or scrimmage.... or just caught some passes

Made the NY paper

https://nypost.com/2021/05/28/tim-tebow-catches-two-td-passes-from-trevor-lawrence-at-otas/