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« Reply #5760 on: December 13, 2013, 10:48:56 AM »

How about those Chargers?! They may be playoff bound, yet!
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« Reply #5761 on: December 13, 2013, 11:23:54 AM »

How about those Chargers?! They may be playoff bound, yet!
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« Reply #5762 on: December 13, 2013, 08:16:59 PM »

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Auburn coaches kept checking on the sidelines: How is Tre?

Carry after carry, touchdown after touchdown, Tre Mason tirelessly demonstrated in the Southeastern Conference championship game against Missouri that he could handle the load for the second-ranked Tigers.
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He also earned himself a trip to New York as one of six Heisman Trophy finalists....

He learned the mind-set of aiming high from his parents, Tina and Vincent Mason. Vincent Mason is a member of the hip hop group De La Soul, but Mason remembers living in New York with his grandmother before his father's music career took off.
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He demurs when asked if he's now the most famous person in his family. "Nah, my dad has a lot more experience than me," Mason said. "He's a legend."
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« Reply #5763 on: December 14, 2013, 06:22:38 AM »

Oregon State receiver Brandin Cooks named the winner of the Fred Biletnikoff Award as the nation's best college receiver this year.
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« Reply #5764 on: December 14, 2013, 12:33:08 PM »

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Auburn coaches kept checking on the sidelines: How is Tre?

Carry after carry, touchdown after touchdown, Tre Mason tirelessly demonstrated in the Southeastern Conference championship game against Missouri that he could handle the load for the second-ranked Tigers.
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He demurs when asked if he's now the most famous person in his family. "Nah, my dad has a lot more experience than me," Mason said. "He's a legend."

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« Reply #5765 on: December 15, 2013, 11:23:03 PM »

Al Michaels: "How do you taunt when you're down by 20 points?"
Cris Collinsworth: [mutters] "They're the Bengals."

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« Reply #5766 on: December 15, 2013, 11:25:13 PM »

Al Michaels: "How do you taunt when you're down by 20 points?"
Cris Collinsworth: [mutters] "They're the Bengals."

Cheesy
Well, I've seen in this weekend's blooper reels an attempted handoff on a kickoff return go terribly wrong and a FG holder get nailed in the face by the snap. Embarrassed
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« Reply #5767 on: December 16, 2013, 12:28:13 AM »

St. Nick gave us an early Christmas present. He is staying put at the Capstone!!! Now it's time for Texas to hire Gus Malzahn!  Wink

ROLL TIDE!!!

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« Reply #5768 on: December 17, 2013, 03:36:16 PM »

Our brother HabteSelassie asked me to post this:

The Ravens just gave that family something extra to celebrate on her birthday, and I wanted people to see how sports can be meaningful to real people.  Me? I love Baltimore football because we ain't one of those fashion statement marquee teams, we're just a humble team for real life people and we win games when it counts.  Nothing could count more than winning a game in honor of a little girl whose entire class couldn't make it to her Ravens' themed birthday party because she and they were all killed Sad

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God is such a Mystery, how He cares even for trivial things like football, and most people especially don't realize that Ravens are largely a faith-based locker room.
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« Reply #5769 on: December 17, 2013, 03:38:14 PM »

Our brother HabteSelassie asked me to post this:

The Ravens just gave that family something extra to celebrate on her birthday, and I wanted people to see how sports can be meaningful to real people.  Me? I love Baltimore football because we ain't one of those fashion statement marquee teams, we're just a humble team for real life people and we win games when it counts.  Nothing could count more than winning a game in honor of a little girl whose entire class couldn't make it to her Ravens' themed birthday party because she and they were all killed Sad

http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=10148226


God is such a Mystery, how He cares even for trivial things like football, and most people especially don't realize that Ravens are largely a faith-based locker room.

That is sweet.  Cry angel
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« Reply #5770 on: December 28, 2013, 08:13:46 PM »

Anyone watching UFC 168 tonight?
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« Reply #5771 on: December 29, 2013, 01:09:49 AM »

Weidman won again when Silva broke his leg kicking...

I just watched the clip on youtube...

That is sick. Wow. Seriously. His leg just snapped and the lower part flung around like a rag doll.

I'm not posting a link, partly because youtube will probably take it down before anyone clicks it, but moreso because it's just too graphic tbh. You can find it if you really want to see it.

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« Reply #5772 on: December 29, 2013, 05:00:38 PM »

I have never wanted Kansas City to win more than today and the game is not shown in my area.  Angry
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« Reply #5773 on: December 29, 2013, 05:05:43 PM »

I have never wanted Kansas City to win more than today

Yeah, really.  Grin  I'm going to listen to it using an illegal stream on the internet.
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« Reply #5774 on: December 31, 2013, 01:42:57 AM »

How does an NCAA defense send their coordinator off into the sunset at the end of his brilliant career? They score more points (12 on two pick-sixes) than they allow (7). Thank you, Nick Aliotti, for your many years of teaching the Oregon Ducks how to play defense. May you enjoy your retirement.

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« Reply #5775 on: January 02, 2014, 12:39:59 AM »

Durant > LBJ on MVP.

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« Reply #5776 on: January 02, 2014, 10:30:28 AM »

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This is what happens when people engage in Saban-worship.
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« Reply #5777 on: January 02, 2014, 10:51:44 AM »

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« Reply #5778 on: January 02, 2014, 02:57:15 PM »

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Are they called Sabanists?
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« Reply #5779 on: January 03, 2014, 01:17:53 AM »

Sooner {ahem} or later, you know Gebre's team is going to lose and he's going to be very sad. Cry
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« Reply #5780 on: January 03, 2014, 04:06:45 AM »

Sooner {ahem} or later, you know Gebre's team is going to lose and he's going to be very sad. Cry


Congrats to the Sooners. They dominated us. We certainly didn't play like the best team in the country tonight. Tough way to end the year, and I really feel bad for our seniors. They didn't deserve to go out this way, but that doesn't negate all they accomplished while they were at the Capstone. Most of them have two National Championship rings, and some have three. How many people in the world can say that?!

Our vaunted defense was hampered by injuries, but with our depth that's no excuse. Oklahoma moved the ball up and down the field on us with ease. We couldn't stop them on crucial third downs.

And if there was a silver lining to this game, it was the breakout performance of true freshman RB, Derrick Henry. He rushed for 500 yards in a single game in high school. A physical runner at 6'3" and 245 lbs with break away speed. I'm gonna call the shot and predict that he'll be BAMA's next Heisman Trophy winner.

I'm proud of our seniors. I'm proud of A.J. McCarron, the greatest QB in BAMA history. I'm proud of our coaches. I'm proud of our entire team. I'm proud of our fans. I'm proud to be a BAMA fan - win or lose. You don't win 15 National Championships without character and class. Many have tried and failed. The TIDE still stands at the top of college football history and tradition. The Tide will ROLL on - always.  Smiley


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« Reply #5781 on: January 03, 2014, 06:00:58 AM »

Sooner {ahem} or later, you know Gebre's team is going to lose and he's going to be very sad. Cry


Congrats to the Sooners. They dominated us. We certainly didn't play like the best team in the country tonight. Tough way to end the year, and I really feel bad for our seniors. They didn't deserve to go out this way, but that doesn't negate all they accomplished while they were at the Capstone. Most of them have two National Championship rings, and some have three. How many people in the world can say that?!

Our vaunted defense was hampered by injuries, but with our depth that's no excuse. Oklahoma moved the ball up and down the field on us with ease. We couldn't stop them on crucial third downs.

And if there was a silver lining to this game, it was the breakout performance of true freshman RB, Derrick Henry. He rushed for 500 yards in a single game in high school.
Ah, heck, the Ducks have a true freshman RB, Thomas Tyner, who once rushed for 643 yards in a single game in high school.
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« Reply #5782 on: January 03, 2014, 11:56:08 AM »

What a terrible football season.  The Steelers didn't make it to the playoffs, Penn State lost a good coach, and if rumors are to be believed, we are going to end up with Greg Schiano resulting in us sucking for the next decade.
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« Reply #5783 on: January 03, 2014, 12:09:28 PM »

What a terrible football season.  The Steelers didn't make it to the playoffs, Penn State lost a good coach, and if rumors are to be believed, we are going to end up with Greg Schiano resulting in us sucking for the next decade.
Good.

PSU is the worst.
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« Reply #5784 on: January 03, 2014, 12:21:14 PM »

What a terrible football season.  The Steelers didn't make it to the playoffs, Penn State lost a good coach, and if rumors are to be believed, we are going to end up with Greg Schiano resulting in us sucking for the next decade.
Good.

PSU is the worst.

The "worst" what?  And why?
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« Reply #5785 on: January 03, 2014, 12:35:53 PM »

What a terrible football season.  The Steelers didn't make it to the playoffs, Penn State lost a good coach, and if rumors are to be believed, we are going to end up with Greg Schiano resulting in us sucking for the next decade.
Good.

PSU is the worst.
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« Reply #5786 on: January 03, 2014, 12:48:57 PM »

What a terrible football season.  The Steelers didn't make it to the playoffs, Penn State lost a good coach, and if rumors are to be believed, we are going to end up with Greg Schiano resulting in us sucking for the next decade.
Good.

PSU is the worst.

The "worst" what?  And why?
They should be burned to the ground. Maybe the worst public school in the country and worst sports program.

But hey let's still have a large group of Paterno worshippers.
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« Reply #5787 on: January 03, 2014, 01:02:12 PM »

What a terrible football season.  The Steelers didn't make it to the playoffs, Penn State lost a good coach, and if rumors are to be believed, we are going to end up with Greg Schiano resulting in us sucking for the next decade.
Good.

PSU is the worst.

The "worst" what?  And why?
They should be burned to the ground. Maybe the worst public school in the country and worst sports program.

But hey let's still have a large group of Paterno worshippers.

Worst public school in the country in what way?

Paterno worshippers?   Are you tarring everyone at PSU with the same brush?
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« Reply #5788 on: January 03, 2014, 09:41:46 PM »

What a terrible football season.  The Steelers didn't make it to the playoffs...

Cheer up, with the Bengals and Browns in our division we have a decent shot at the playoffs every year!  angel Our luck will surely change next season...



Though the Steelers have been somewhat inconsistent, so who knows what to expect...

2002 - 10-5-1 - Won division (made playoffs) and lost in overtime in the divisional game.
2003 - 6-10 - Missed playoffs.
2004 - 15-1 - Won division (made playoffs) and lost in conference title game.
2005 - 11-5 - Did not win division but still made playoffs. Went on to win 3 road games and eventually won the Super Bowl.
2006 - 8-8 - Missed playoffs.
2007 - 10-6 - Won division (made playoffs) and lost in wildcard game.
2008 - 12-4 - Won division (made playoffs) and won the Super Bowl.
2009 - 9-7 - Missed playoffs.
2010 - 12-4 - Won division (made playoffs) and lost in the Super Bowl.
2011 - 12-4 - Did not win division but made playoffs, then lost in wildcard game.
2012 - 8-8 - Missed playoffs.
2013 - 8-8 - Missed playoffs.

In the last decade we've missed the playoffs twice after winning the Super Bowl the previous year. The third time we lost in the wildcard game after going to the Super Bowl the previous year. Oh, and we lost in that wildcard game to Tim Tebow. By a pass. Of 80 yards. Karmic payback for the immaculate reception, perhaps.
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« Reply #5789 on: January 04, 2014, 03:00:53 AM »

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« Reply #5790 on: January 04, 2014, 03:38:15 PM »

Looks like the SEC will win another championship.
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« Reply #5791 on: January 04, 2014, 05:27:22 PM »

I'm pretty easy on first-year college coaches.  Even on second- and third-year.  I was at the U of Illinois during the Ron Zook era, and I remained a steadfast supporter long, long after the fan base in general was loudly calling for his ouster.  I'd routinely call the local radio station during their call-in show on game days and express my views, for example.  I did so alone.

But short of pulling a Bobby Petrino, I believe in giving a new college coach every possible benefit of the doubt while he's building his program and system his way.  This is why you signed him to a 4or5-year contract in the first place.  If you truly wanted the option to consider his ouster after two, then only sign him to two to start with.  So yes, there are some things a coach can do that call for the immediate in-game substitution.  Mostly though, they deserve all reasonable support through their entire contract, in my book.

Occasionally, however, a coach will do something that sort of lands in the middle --  the kind of thing that leaves you scratching your head.

I'm a Razorback fan first and foremost, and I'll admit that I didn't know much about Bret Bielema when he was hired a year ago.  Several things struck me as curious during the year, but one small episode really stood out.  I can't seem to let it go.  While guiding the Hogs to one of their worst seasons in several generations, the topic came up in the press that the team might be considering helmet stickers to improve morale and motivation.  Asked about it, Bielema replied "No, we're not going to do that; there's a team in the Big 10 that does that, and they make my skin crawl."*

What?  Given the opportunity to talk about collective effort or team before individual or whatever, you choose instead to evoke another team in another conference with an irrelevant comment?  A team, by the way, which was bowl-bound and doing everything you wish your team was doing this season.  How's that again?  Do you actually have something for us coach, or is this whole thing just some platform for you to air personal biases and grievances?

I didn't really know Bret Bielema a year ago.  I'm not sure I know him today.  But it seems like he talks "big boy football", but when the chips are down he plays "sandlot whiner".  Which is an unusual thing for me to say; I'm usually pretty easy on new coaches.
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« Reply #5792 on: January 04, 2014, 07:09:23 PM »

There's a massacre in Indianapolis right now.
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« Reply #5793 on: January 04, 2014, 07:26:22 PM »

There's a massacre in Indianapolis right now.
It's not over yet. Don't sleep on Luck.
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« Reply #5794 on: January 04, 2014, 08:09:24 PM »

There's a massacre in Indianapolis right now.
It's not over yet. Don't sleep on Luck.

A lot can happen in 10 min. of football!
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« Reply #5795 on: January 04, 2014, 08:42:10 PM »

A lot can happen in 10 min. of football!

Luck was definitely on their side this day.
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« Reply #5796 on: January 04, 2014, 08:45:06 PM »

WHAT THE HELL

HAHAHAHAHAHA ANDY REID
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« Reply #5797 on: January 04, 2014, 09:27:49 PM »

WHAT THE HELL

HAHAHAHAHAHA ANDY REID
Indeed.  How the heck did that happen?  Shocked
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« Reply #5798 on: January 04, 2014, 09:36:54 PM »

WHAT THE HELL

HAHAHAHAHAHA ANDY REID
Indeed.  How the heck did that happen?  Shocked



Lucky Strikes again
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« Reply #5799 on: January 04, 2014, 11:36:38 PM »

M I Z!
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« Reply #5800 on: January 05, 2014, 12:23:16 AM »

Just saying, the Bills comeback game was so much better.
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« Reply #5801 on: January 05, 2014, 12:30:23 AM »

Just saying, the Bills comeback game was so much better.
Yeah, it was a bigger comeback.
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« Reply #5802 on: January 05, 2014, 04:31:46 PM »

Sounds like that there Dalton fellow is throwing interceptions.
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« Reply #5803 on: January 06, 2014, 12:40:44 AM »

LOL @ the Bengals. I never lose betting on them to do so.

Chumps.
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« Reply #5804 on: January 06, 2014, 09:10:16 PM »

Listening to the BCS thing now. This gon be good? I hope.

Also, I like the national anthem guy. Usually I turn the national anthem off, or just mute it, as I can't stand most people singing it. John Legend. Never heard of him. Now that I look at his wiki page I guess I'm just out of touch.
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