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« Reply #3870 on: September 09, 2012, 09:16:30 PM »

Did anyone see the record-tying 63-yd FG by David Akers (49ers) that traveled the exact distance of the crossbar then took a lucky bounce through?

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nfl-shutdown-corner/david-akers-ties-nfl-record-63-yard-field-223628305--nfl.html
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« Reply #3871 on: September 09, 2012, 09:20:05 PM »

^ Yeah, loved the reaction of Akers as well... "ZOMG did I just do that!?!?!?!!!11!?"  Cheesy
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« Reply #3872 on: September 09, 2012, 10:01:11 PM »

College football anybody?
I'd love a serving.  I now reside in Europe (and without AFN) so I don't get to actually see any.  Football over here seems to mean something a little different, which I still don't fully understand.  But the start of German Bundesliga basically corresponds to the start of the college season back home, and it's pretty exciting too.  I see myself becoming a fan!

I do enjoy Gridiron Football, but true Football (Soccer), is the one I grew up with (being European) and the most fun for me to play and watch. If you want to know what are good teams to root for just ask me. Wink
Don't listen to celticfan, he obviously has no taste in soccer teams since he's a Man U fan :p

Blame my grandfather, me being a United fan started with him.  Cheesy
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« Reply #3873 on: September 09, 2012, 10:42:37 PM »

Odd, I had you pegged as a Celtic FC fan for some reason. Not sure why...
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« Reply #3874 on: September 09, 2012, 11:51:14 PM »

Odd, I had you pegged as a Celtic FC fan for some reason. Not sure why...

I am, but they are not my favourite side.

My order:

1 )  Rosenborg BK
2 )  Man Utd
3 )  Colorado Rapids
4 )  The Bhoys (Celtic)
5 )  Real Madrid
6 )  Sydney FC
7 )  FC København
8 )  South China AA
etc, etc, you get the point lol

I have a favourite team for every league I watch.
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« Reply #3875 on: September 10, 2012, 12:01:41 AM »

Saints lost, thanks to an impressive debut by #2 draft pick Robert Griffin III.

And Peyton Manning won his debut with the Broncos with the help of a pick-6 by the same DB whose pick-6 of the same Manning won the Super Bowl for the Saints a few years ago.
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« Reply #3877 on: September 10, 2012, 10:41:18 PM »

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See ya, Monday, habte.

Suggs out and LOL Flaccid. It will be a bad season for them.
lol the Ravens.

Stop.

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BALTIMORE -- Joe Flacco threw for 299 yards and two touchdowns, Ed Reed took an interception 34 yards for a score, and the Baltimore Ravens beat the Cincinnati Bengals 44-13 on Monday night for their 11th straight win at home.

Baltimore's high-powered, no-huddle offense also produced two short touchdown runs by Ray Rice
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« Reply #3878 on: September 10, 2012, 10:43:07 PM »

I guess I'm content going 15-1.
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« Reply #3879 on: September 10, 2012, 10:50:53 PM »

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I guess I'm content going 15-1.

Haha, speaking of which, looks like the discussions of Packers going at a perfect season have been dashed Wink

Oh yeah, what up with Matt Ryan looking like one of the best QBs this Sunday? I've been reading a lot of folks putting him in the top ten range, and like the little engine that could I think that just might becoming accurate.  If they can clinch a play-off win Falcons just might be that underdog team to take it all like the past few Cinderellas who took it all the past 3 of 4 years.

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« Reply #3880 on: September 10, 2012, 11:32:25 PM »

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I guess I'm content going 15-1.

Haha, speaking of which, looks like the discussions of Packers going at a perfect season have been dashed Wink

Oh yeah, what up with Matt Ryan looking like one of the best QBs this Sunday? I've been reading a lot of folks putting him in the top ten range, and like the little engine that could I think that just might becoming accurate.  If they can clinch a play-off win Falcons just might be that underdog team to take it all like the past few Cinderellas who took it all the past 3 of 4 years.

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The Atlanta Falcons have lost cornerback Brent Grimes to a season-ending Achilles tendon injury.

Grimes went out in the fourth quarter of Atlanta's 40-24 win at Kansas City in the season opener. Coach Mike Smith announced Monday the cornerback will need surgery, costing Atlanta one of its best defensive backs.

Grimes is crucial.. Many times I have question Mike Smith, including keeping so many starters in the fourth quarter of a blow out, but on the same coin, blow out minutes early in the season are also good warm up and practice like extending the pre-season so I can see both sides. Be it basketball or NFL, an achilles tear or an ACL injury are lights out for a season (ask the Bulls and the Clippers and the Knicks about that) Sad

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« Reply #3881 on: September 10, 2012, 11:33:24 PM »

Eh it's week one. And why the hell are you a Ravens fan?
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« Reply #3882 on: September 10, 2012, 11:34:28 PM »

Eh it's week one. And why the hell are you a Ravens fan?

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« Reply #3883 on: September 10, 2012, 11:49:15 PM »

Odd, I had you pegged as a Celtic FC fan for some reason. Not sure why...

I am, but they are not my favourite side.

My order:

1 )  Rosenborg BK
2 )  Man Utd
3 )  Colorado Rapids
4 )  The Bhoys (Celtic)
5 )  Real Madrid
6 )  Sydney FC
7 )  FC København
8 )  South China AA
etc, etc, you get the point lol

I have a favourite team for every league I watch.
In all fairness, I haven't the foggiest idea how professional soccer is organized.
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« Reply #3884 on: September 10, 2012, 11:50:13 PM »

Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

Eh it's week one.

Its a week 1 where everyone was woofing about the potential for the Bengals this season and were underestimating the Ravens for the season because Flacco had an off year (for him that is) last year and Suggs is out..

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And why the hell are you a Ravens fan?

Because I absolutely adore disgustingly aggressive NFL defense ( I also like the Heat for their same defensive mindedness).  That's why I jumped on the 9erz and Lions bandwagons last season.  That and I like the Harbaugh brothers and I always hated the Steelers so it was a natural fit Wink

Locally, I am Raider Nation (but hey, with the Raiders you got to hedge your bets!) and I also really dig the Atlanta Falcons because I like their classic style of football.

AFC= Ravens and Raiders
NFC= Falcons and Niners

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« Reply #3885 on: September 10, 2012, 11:51:47 PM »

I absolutely adore disgustingly aggressive NFL defense

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« Reply #3886 on: September 10, 2012, 11:58:23 PM »

Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

I absolutely adore disgustingly aggressive NFL defense

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My hate for the Steelers has always been stronger than my love for defense.  Of course, I would argue in the Big Ben era the Steelers have been a strong offensive team as well, and interestingly with Suggs out and Flacco and some new folks to catch the ball out there Ravens just might be following that direction and offense may trump defense this season for them. I should also note that I grew up with some hardcore Cleveland folks (hence my Lebron love) and so while most were burned at the move, I followed Art Modell all the way to the Superbowl and loved the Ravens all the more for sticking it to everybody that year Wink

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« Reply #3887 on: September 11, 2012, 01:09:50 AM »

People who are not Steelers fans are the most obnoxious people in the world!!!
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Trent Richardson doing work!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEuxPQNntSs&feature=player_embedded#!



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« Reply #3889 on: September 11, 2012, 07:11:28 AM »

People who are not Steelers fans are the most obnoxious people in the world!!!
Have you ever met a Steelers bandwagonner by chance?
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« Reply #3890 on: September 11, 2012, 10:14:03 AM »

Odd, I had you pegged as a Celtic FC fan for some reason. Not sure why...

I am, but they are not my favourite side.

My order:

1 )  Rosenborg BK
2 )  Man Utd
3 )  Colorado Rapids
4 )  The Bhoys (Celtic)
5 )  Real Madrid
6 )  Sydney FC
7 )  FC København
8 )  South China AA
etc, etc, you get the point lol

I have a favourite team for every league I watch.
In all fairness, I haven't the foggiest idea how professional soccer is organized.

Every country has their own professional league lol

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Association_football_around_the_world
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« Reply #3891 on: September 11, 2012, 12:04:35 PM »

People who are not Steelers fans are the most obnoxious people in the world!!!
This.
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« Reply #3892 on: September 11, 2012, 09:42:56 PM »

Odd, I had you pegged as a Celtic FC fan for some reason. Not sure why...

I am, but they are not my favourite side.

My order:

1 )  Rosenborg BK
2 )  Man Utd
3 )  Colorado Rapids
4 )  The Bhoys (Celtic)
5 )  Real Madrid
6 )  Sydney FC
7 )  FC København
8 )  South China AA
etc, etc, you get the point lol

I have a favourite team for every league I watch.
In all fairness, I haven't the foggiest idea how professional soccer is organized.

Every country has their own professional league lol

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Association_football_around_the_world
So Celtic and Manchester United would never play each other under any circumstance?
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People who are not Steelers fans are the most obnoxious people in the world!!!
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« Reply #3894 on: September 11, 2012, 10:07:00 PM »

So Celtic and Manchester United would never play each other under any circumstance?

They could in the Champions or Europa Leagues.  Those are the "leagues" that are really tournaments made up of the top teams in each league. 

Some people love it, but I think it's lousy.  Surely there's some great football, but it's really another chance to make loads of money, create more silver wear and fake rivalries. Very rarely does a non-mercenary/massive payroll club advance too far.  Then again, I like the FA Cup (all of the English league teams, Premier through League 2), so go figure. 
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« Reply #3895 on: September 11, 2012, 11:13:52 PM »

Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

USA with the crucial win over a limping Jamaica.  Its still a three way tie though, Oct 12 and Oct 16 will determine if the USA can qualify to the next round of the World Cup chase.  What happened with Raiders? I have never seen a snapper singlehandedly loose a game for team that had more possession time, more passing yards, more rushing yards, more completions, and more sacks than the team that won the game!  As we say, "How bout them Dodgers"  Embarrassed

People who are not Steelers fans are the most obnoxious people in the world!!!
Have you ever met a Steelers bandwagonner by chance?

You so by bandwagonners you mean all Steelers fans outside of Pittsburgh right Wink

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« Reply #3896 on: September 13, 2012, 02:56:15 PM »

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"You need to focus your decision-making energy. You need to routinize yourself. You can't be going through the day distracted by trivia," President Obama tells Michael Lewis in a fascinating Vanity Fair profile.

Meanwhile, the same article makes clear that picking teams in pickup basketball is not something he has outsourced. Lewis writes about arriving at the president's pick-up game:  A dozen players were warming up. I recognized Arne Duncan, the former captain of the Harvard basketball team and current secretary of education..

It was not a normal pickup basketball game; it was a group of serious basketball players who come together three or four times each week. Obama joins when he can. “How many of you played in college?” I asked the only player even close to my height. “All of us,” he replied cheerfully and said he’d played point guard at Florida State. “Most everyone played pro too—except for the president.” Not in the N.B.A., he added, but in Europe and Asia.

But he hadn’t played in college, and even in high school he hadn’t started. Plus, he hadn’t played in several months, and he was days away from his 51st birthday: how good could he be?

The president ran a couple of laps around the gym, then shouted, “Let’s go!” He himself divvied up the teams so each one had roughly the same number of giants and the same number of old people. Having put me on his team, he turned to me and said, “We’ll sit you first, until we get a little bit of a lead.” I thought he was joking, but actually he wasn’t; he was as serious as a heart attack.

Apparently Obama made good decisions in this case. After five games, the two sides were fairly evenly matched -- but the commander-in-chief's squad was ahead, three games to two.
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« Reply #3897 on: September 13, 2012, 03:04:36 PM »

Fantasy Football anyone?
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« Reply #3898 on: September 13, 2012, 03:07:13 PM »

Fantasy Football anyone?

I lost my match in week 1. Blah. If Rivers would have had one more touchdown and a few more yards I coulda won!  Angry  Grin   Easy match this week though.
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« Reply #3899 on: September 13, 2012, 03:07:58 PM »

I am rooting for every team that plays against the Denver Broncos. That includes my rivals as well.

Also this Bronco fans complain of bird droppings: http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000061806/article/broncos-fans-complain-of-bird-droppings-in-opener

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« Reply #3900 on: September 13, 2012, 03:19:31 PM »

Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

If Rivers would have had one more touchdown and a few more yards I coulda won!  

I do believe that is what the entirety of San Diego was saying about their season as they watched Tim Tebow surprisingly PASS his way into the NFL post-season record books Wink


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1   Alex Smith   253
2   Matt Ryan   238

Matt Ryan is slowly creeping his way to the top-tier of QBs in the NFL, and under the Harbaugh system Alex Smith is turning into a real quarterback, sort of like what happened in the Stafford eruption in Detroit!  

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Including the postseason, Smith has 11 touchdown passes and no interceptions over his last eight games. Prior to his current streak, Smith had never gone more than three consecutive games without throwing an interception. The eight consecutive starts without an interception are two more than the previous franchise record held by Steve Young and John Brodie."

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« Reply #3901 on: September 13, 2012, 03:22:37 PM »

I am rooting for every team that plays against the Denver Broncos. That includes my rivals as well.

Also this Bronco fans complain of bird droppings: http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000061806/article/broncos-fans-complain-of-bird-droppings-in-opener



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« Reply #3902 on: September 13, 2012, 03:23:20 PM »

Ok wait, why the Colorado Rapids?
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« Reply #3903 on: September 13, 2012, 03:27:39 PM »

Ok wait, why the Colorado Rapids?

Casey Connor for one. For the other, there is no MLS team near me, so I picked one in a city I liked. Plus, I have a Rapids jersey already.
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« Reply #3904 on: September 13, 2012, 04:38:20 PM »

Ok wait, why the Colorado Rapids?

Casey Connor for one. For the other, there is no MLS team near me, so I picked one in a city I liked. Plus, I have a Rapids jersey already.
And also why is there a star over their emblem? They haven't won anything.
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« Reply #3905 on: September 13, 2012, 04:44:43 PM »

Ok wait, why the Colorado Rapids?

Casey Connor for one. For the other, there is no MLS team near me, so I picked one in a city I liked. Plus, I have a Rapids jersey already.
And also why is there a star over their emblem? They haven't won anything.

Yes they have, the 2010 MLS Cup. Smiley
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« Reply #3906 on: September 13, 2012, 07:13:41 PM »

Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

Ok wait, why the Colorado Rapids?

Casey Connor for one. For the other, there is no MLS team near me, so I picked one in a city I liked. Plus, I have a Rapids jersey already.
And also why is there a star over their emblem? They haven't won anything.

Yes they have, the 2010 MLS Cup. Smiley



(I say this with good humor, our own LA Galaxy is the reigning champ and three-time winner since 2002) Wink

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« Reply #3907 on: September 13, 2012, 10:14:39 PM »

I am rooting for every team that plays against the Denver Broncos. That includes my rivals as well.

Also this Bronco fans complain of bird droppings: http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000061806/article/broncos-fans-complain-of-bird-droppings-in-opener



But but but you live in Denver!  Huh Huh Huh
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« Reply #3908 on: September 13, 2012, 10:24:54 PM »

(I say this with good humor, our own LA Galaxy is the reigning champ and three-time winner since 2002) Wink

Easy to do with Becks, Donovan, Keane, etc, etc, etc. Wink
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« Reply #3909 on: September 13, 2012, 10:34:52 PM »

I am rooting for every team that plays against the Denver Broncos. That includes my rivals as well.

Also this Bronco fans complain of bird droppings: http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000061806/article/broncos-fans-complain-of-bird-droppings-in-opener



But but but you live in Denver!  Huh Huh Huh

Living has nothing to do with it, sir. Plus I grew up in Pittsburgh and that's where my heart is.

I really hope I can get a job out there so I can crash at Asteriktos house.
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« Reply #3910 on: September 13, 2012, 10:56:57 PM »

I am rooting for every team that plays against the Denver Broncos. That includes my rivals as well.

Also this Bronco fans complain of bird droppings: http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000061806/article/broncos-fans-complain-of-bird-droppings-in-opener



But but but you live in Denver!  Huh Huh Huh

Living has nothing to do with it, sir. Plus I grew up in Pittsburgh and that's where my heart is.

I really hope I can get a job out there so I can crash at Asteriktos house.

Well I like the Colts and Bengals cause they're pretty close to me. If Louisville had an NFL team I'd undoubtedly support it.
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« Reply #3911 on: September 13, 2012, 11:04:36 PM »

Plus Denver is such a crap city who have some of the lousiest fans anywhere. They didn't deserve Peyton Manning at all.
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« Reply #3912 on: September 13, 2012, 11:45:37 PM »

Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

(I say this with good humor, our own LA Galaxy is the reigning champ and three-time winner since 2002) Wink

Easy to do with Becks, Donovan, Keane, etc, etc, etc. Wink

To that I would agree completely.  In true and almost patented LA sports fashion, when we couldn't beat Donovan in the MLS finals that he won with San Jose, we instead recruited him to our (the dark) side of town.  Its why half of the country simply hates our guts!  The other half seem to love to wear our jerseys.


Plus Denver is such a crap city who have some of the lousiest fans anywhere. They didn't deserve Peyton Manning at all.

In that regard, it could be worse, he could be playing for Boston err.. New England Wink

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« Reply #3913 on: September 14, 2012, 01:18:28 AM »

Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

(I say this with good humor, our own LA Galaxy is the reigning champ and three-time winner since 2002) Wink

Easy to do with Becks, Donovan, Keane, etc, etc, etc. Wink

To that I would agree completely.  In true and almost patented LA sports fashion, when we couldn't beat Donovan in the MLS finals that he won with San Jose, we instead recruited him to our (the dark) side of town.  Its why half of the country simply hates our guts!  The other half seem to love to wear our jerseys.

I'd be lying if I didn't say I own one of the original LA Galaxy Beckham jerseys. Grin

Doesn't the Galaxy have one more DP spot?
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« Reply #3914 on: September 14, 2012, 03:47:40 AM »

Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

In that regard, it could be worse, he could be playing for Boston err.. New England Wink

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Ah yes Habte, thank you so kindly for reminding me that there are surprisingly worse cities of fans. Philadelphia is right below it.
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