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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #2430 on: January 08, 2012, 10:01:39 PM »
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Round 1:
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Detroit
Atlanta

So I'm 0-4 so far! While I don't really advocate gambling, if you are thus inclined, you may just want to bet against my picks for Round 2...  :P
Yet another example to me of why the NFL should abandon their sudden death overtime rule and embrace something like the Kansas Plan used at the high school and college levels. Denver wins the OT coin toss and receives the opening kick. Tebow then throws an 80-yard bomb, the Broncos score on the play, and the Steelers aren't even given a chance to answer.

I fully agree. I thought each team would be allowed one possession in OT.
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #2431 on: January 08, 2012, 10:05:41 PM »
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/16376824.stm

Huzzah! Huzzah!   ;D

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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #2432 on: January 08, 2012, 10:51:10 PM »
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Round 1:
Cincinnati
Pittsburgh
Detroit
Atlanta

So I'm 0-4 so far! While I don't really advocate gambling, if you are thus inclined, you may just want to bet against my picks for Round 2...  :P
Yet another example to me of why the NFL should abandon their sudden death overtime rule and embrace something like the Kansas Plan used at the high school and college levels. Denver wins the OT coin toss and receives the opening kick. Tebow then throws an 80-yard bomb, the Broncos score on the play, and the Steelers aren't even given a chance to answer.

I fully agree. I thought each team would be allowed one possession in OT.
Sudden death works well in sports where scoring is low and possession of the ball or puck changes frequently between the two teams, sports such as soccer or hockey. I don't see it working well for American football, because possession of the football changes hands rather infrequently relative to sports like those I just mentioned.
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #2433 on: January 08, 2012, 10:55:52 PM »
What an awful finish, blah. Not that I expected the Steelers to go all the way this year anyway, but beat by a pass by Tebow? Ugh!

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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #2434 on: January 09, 2012, 01:06:01 AM »
Saints 45 - 28 Detroit! HAHAHAHA I told ya'llllllll  :police:

Our next victim: the San Fran 49ers
You ain't told us nothing. ::) How many more games do the Ain'ts have to win before they win the Super Bowl?

They won the Super Bowl in 2010...so the 'aints title can leave.
Well, they're the Ain'ts again, because they ain't going to win the Super Bowl this year.

How many years did it take the Ducks to win another Rose Bowl...?
Who cares? ;D

That's what I thought.  :P
And you thought wrong. :P

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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #2435 on: January 09, 2012, 01:06:19 AM »
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #2436 on: January 09, 2012, 06:27:11 AM »
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #2437 on: January 09, 2012, 08:35:44 AM »
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Round 1:
Cincinnati
Pittsburgh
Detroit
Atlanta

So I'm 0-4 so far! While I don't really advocate gambling, if you are thus inclined, you may just want to bet against my picks for Round 2...  :P
Yet another example to me of why the NFL should abandon their sudden death overtime rule and embrace something like the Kansas Plan used at the high school and college levels. Denver wins the OT coin toss and receives the opening kick. Tebow then throws an 80-yard bomb, the Broncos score on the play, and the Steelers aren't even given a chance to answer.
No Steelers were given a full 60 minute regulation game to win the game. Can't do that? Then sudden death it is. Also they were given a chance...who gets the ball first is decided in the fairest way possible....a coin toss. Even so, they have the ball first, so what...its still fair in that we get 11 men to line up accross from their offense. It's called a defense. They get paid a ton of money because they specialize in stopping the offense. Still fair.

Sorry the sudden death rule made perfect sense and whenever people whine about it drives me crazy.

Just don't give up the 80 yard play on the first place.
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #2438 on: January 09, 2012, 12:22:03 PM »
Tebow threw for 316 yards against the #1-ranked defense -- an average of 31.6 yards for each of his 10 completions, an NFL playoff average yards/completion record.

John 3:16, "For God so loved the world...."

This is just a coincidence, of course. ::)
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #2439 on: January 09, 2012, 01:08:53 PM »
Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!
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Round 1:
Cincinnati
Pittsburgh
Detroit
Atlanta

So I'm 0-4 so far! While I don't really advocate gambling, if you are thus inclined, you may just want to bet against my picks for Round 2...  :P
Yet another example to me of why the NFL should abandon their sudden death overtime rule and embrace something like the Kansas Plan used at the high school and college levels. Denver wins the OT coin toss and receives the opening kick. Tebow then throws an 80-yard bomb, the Broncos score on the play, and the Steelers aren't even given a chance to answer.

I fully agree. I thought each team would be allowed one possession in OT.

Cry babies ; )

I think its the new rule that isn't fair, not how the Broncos used it to their advantage and set an NFL record in the process by ending a playoff overtime in 11 seconds, the quickest ever!  Until this year, it was always SUDDEN DEATH in the play-offs, that means field goals, safeties, or any score wins the game, period.  That is how it has always been, how it should always be.  This new rule of allowing teams to get a chance to return, it ONLY FOR FIELD GOALS.  According to the new rule, any touchdown, offensive or defensive, ends the game as sudden death just as it always has been.  I don't like the new rule because it may make the NFL a field goal show down like in college..

Broncos won the toss, Tebow threw an 80 yard pass that no one believed he could, and they won the game fair and square, what is the problem? Oh right, people be straight hatin on Tebow yo ;)

By the way, I also lost big, I never pick the play-offs well, I was going for Atlanta, Bengals, Lions.. Of course my biggest surprise was that the only pick I had was DENVER!! Hilarious to think about
Just a note for those who said Tebow couldn't pass?

He set a Denver Broncos franchise post-season passer rating over over 126, and Broncos got some serious NFL QB heritage so that is saying something for Tebow.  He may have only had 10 completions, but those were for 316 yards, making that an average of 31 yards per pass!!! So please NFL fans, stop your hatin on Tebow just because he is unorthodox as a QB and doesn't rely on this steroid numbers of beyond 4500-5500 passing seasons with receivers on just about every team breaking 1000 yards, is this the NFL or John Madden2k11 for PS3?  Tebow challenges the convention that you have to win the game by having a shoot out, and Broncos have the NFL best rush so they demonstrate you can win by running.  That is how the Saints dominated against the Lions, they surprisingly ran the ball A LOT and it worked, and the Lions SHOULD have ran the ball more to keep up.  Steelers were banged up, this was realistically expected, if anything we should give them more credit for having taken it down to the wire, respect to Pittsburg for that literally bang up job.

Now as to my Falcons, those dudes just keep letting me down in the playoffs. Luckily in the NFL you can still enjoy a team for more than just the post-season or the Championship, because honestly, only one or two teams get that far a year right, what about the others? To enjoy sports you have to enjoy it beyond just getting 1st place, there is also joy in progress, in development, and symbolic wins against rivals and upsets etc etc, and this season Falcons had their share :)

Same with the Lions, they like the OKC Thunder in the NBA have went from a laughing stock record to a serious contender on the field. Saints receivers were literally flinching at the Lions defenders (which I think is reflected also in why they ran the ball so much), and next season we all know Detroit will be a fixture.

Great season, great play-offs, what an upset!!

Ravens best to up they game next weekend, and the 49s defense meeting the Saints offense should be interesting to say the least..

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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #2440 on: January 09, 2012, 01:38:49 PM »
Tebow threw for 316 yards against the #1-ranked defense -- an average of 31.6 yards for each of his 10 completions, an NFL playoff average yards/completion record.

John 3:16, "For God so loved the world...."

This is just a coincidence, of course. ::)

siad number 1 ranked defense that had a makeshift d line, ryan clark out, and a myriad of other injuries.

A defense that also, incidently, had Troy Polomalu, a Serbian Orthodox Christian
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #2441 on: January 09, 2012, 01:53:30 PM »
A defense that also, incidently, had Troy Polomalu, a Serbian Orthodox Christian

Neither Serbian, nor Serbian Orthodox.  He's Samoan, and Greek Orthodox (attends Holy Trinity in the North Hills of Pittsburgh, and one of our Monasteries in the area).
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #2442 on: January 09, 2012, 01:59:35 PM »
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Round 1:
Cincinnati
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Detroit
Atlanta

So I'm 0-4 so far! While I don't really advocate gambling, if you are thus inclined, you may just want to bet against my picks for Round 2...  :P
Yet another example to me of why the NFL should abandon their sudden death overtime rule and embrace something like the Kansas Plan used at the high school and college levels. Denver wins the OT coin toss and receives the opening kick. Tebow then throws an 80-yard bomb, the Broncos score on the play, and the Steelers aren't even given a chance to answer.
No Steelers were given a full 60 minute regulation game to win the game. Can't do that? Then sudden death it is. Also they were given a chance...who gets the ball first is decided in the fairest way possible....a coin toss. Even so, they have the ball first, so what...its still fair in that we get 11 men to line up accross from their offense. It's called a defense. They get paid a ton of money because they specialize in stopping the offense. Still fair.

Sorry the sudden death rule made perfect sense and whenever people whine about it drives me crazy.

Just don't give up the 80 yard play on the first place.

Amen.  If you can't get it done in regulation, you have 0 sympathy from me.

And...

It's just a game!
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #2443 on: January 09, 2012, 02:06:14 PM »
Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

Tebow threw for 316 yards against the #1-ranked defense -- an average of 31.6 yards for each of his 10 completions, an NFL playoff average yards/completion record.

John 3:16, "For God so loved the world...."

This is just a coincidence, of course. ::)

siad number 1 ranked defense that had a makeshift d line, ryan clark out, and a myriad of other injuries.

A defense that also, incidently, had Troy Polomalu, a Serbian Orthodox Christian

Yes we all know that Troy is Orthodox, but what has that got to do with raining on Denver Bronco's parade? As we say, any given Sunday, that is just football..

 The fun jokes about the Tebow miracles are just a bit of fun, the reality on the field is that Denver has the best rush and they use it. With FIVE fourth quarter from behind comebacks and now FOUR overtime victories, shouldn't we also give credit to this superhuman stamina of the Denver Broncos team, these guys are gutsy and incredible athletes at their ability to find their second and fifth wind ;)

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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #2444 on: January 09, 2012, 02:44:07 PM »
Hot boudin, cold coush-coush, come on tigers, push push push.

The Tide are Tiger-bait tonight. ;)

Geaux Tigers!

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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #2445 on: January 09, 2012, 03:00:48 PM »
Saints 45 - 28 Detroit! HAHAHAHA I told ya'llllllll  :police:

Our next victim: the San Fran 49ers
You ain't told us nothing. ::) How many more games do the Ain'ts have to win before they win the Super Bowl?

They won the Super Bowl in 2010...so the 'aints title can leave.
Well, they're the Ain'ts again, because they ain't going to win the Super Bowl this year.

How many years did it take the Ducks to win another Rose Bowl...?
Who cares? ;D

That's what I thought.  :P
And you thought wrong. :P

Pete, I just realized you're trolling me. O.o
Have I told you before not to call me Pete? I hate that name.

I know you hate it. But I hate when people troll me. So you scratch my back, I'll scratch yours.
You do know that sports trash talk has its boundaries? You don't diss another player's mother, and you don't diss his patron saint. We can trash talk each other's favorite teams as much as we want on this thread, but I'm dead serious when I tell you to stop calling me Pete.
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #2446 on: January 09, 2012, 03:03:29 PM »
Hot boudin, cold coush-coush, come on tigers, push push push.

The Tide are Tiger-bait tonight. ;)

Geaux Tigers!


I hear that tigers, unlike most cats, love the water. ;)
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #2447 on: January 09, 2012, 03:10:59 PM »
Tebow threw for 316 yards against the #1-ranked defense -- an average of 31.6 yards for each of his 10 completions, an NFL playoff average yards/completion record.

John 3:16, "For God so loved the world...."

This is just a coincidence, of course. ::)
And the Broncos are owned by John Elway. Regardless of if there were any signs from God embedded in the stats, I'm glad Denver won. I can appreciate Troy's faith, but it would take a lot more than that to get me to not hate the Steelers. With Cincinnati gone, the Broncos are the only remaining team in the playoffs who strike me as remotely likeable, so I'm gonna root for them. And yeah, people whining about new OT rules need to get over themselves.
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #2448 on: January 09, 2012, 04:56:51 PM »
Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

You do know that sports trash talk has its boundaries? You don't diss another player's mother, and you don't diss his patron saint. We can trash talk each other's favorite teams as much as we want on this thread, but I'm dead serious when I tell you to stop calling me Pete.

Ahh but you're also breaking the unspoken rule of trash talking in sports, you're letting 'em get in your head and mess up your game ;)

Tebow threw for 316 yards against the #1-ranked defense -- an average of 31.6 yards for each of his 10 completions, an NFL playoff average yards/completion record.

John 3:16, "For God so loved the world...."

This is just a coincidence, of course. ::)
And the Broncos are owned by John Elway. Regardless of if there were any signs from God embedded in the stats, I'm glad Denver won. I can appreciate Troy's faith, but it would take a lot more than that to get me to not hate the Steelers. With Cincinnati gone, the Broncos are the only remaining team in the playoffs who strike me as remotely likeable, so I'm gonna root for them.

Amen Amen! I agree so much with you, I love Troy and I love how he promotes and witnesses Orthodox to the world on the national platform of the NFL, and I have said this many times on this forum and even on this thread, but the Steelers have the cockiest and most surly attitude in the NFL, and they are way to favored to boot. That being said, I simply CAN'T STAND the STEELERS (and its only partially because I am a Ravens fan). I'm like you, I can only get into likeable times with decent personalities and a good story, not just a good roster or an impressive stat sheet (though that does help to be sure).

  I like underdogs, sorry Troy, take your attitude and talent to my Raider nation and we might better adjust, and bring Suh with ya, my Raiderz need some serious defensive readjustment ;)

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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #2449 on: January 09, 2012, 05:18:44 PM »
Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

You do know that sports trash talk has its boundaries? You don't diss another player's mother, and you don't diss his patron saint. We can trash talk each other's favorite teams as much as we want on this thread, but I'm dead serious when I tell you to stop calling me Pete.

Ahh but you're also breaking the unspoken rule of trash talking in sports, you're letting 'em get in your head and mess up your game ;)
No, I don't think so. CelticFan crossed a boundary with me, and I am telling him publicly to stop. This is no longer an issue of trash talking with me; this is an issue of personal harassment.
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« Reply #2450 on: January 09, 2012, 05:19:59 PM »
Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!
Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

You do know that sports trash talk has its boundaries? You don't diss another player's mother, and you don't diss his patron saint. We can trash talk each other's favorite teams as much as we want on this thread, but I'm dead serious when I tell you to stop calling me Pete.

Ahh but you're also breaking the unspoken rule of trash talking in sports, you're letting 'em get in your head and mess up your game ;)
No, I don't think so. CelticFan crossed a boundary with me, and I am telling him publicly to stop. This is no longer an issue of trash talking with me; this is an issue of personal harassment.

Isn't that PM material then my brother?

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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #2451 on: January 09, 2012, 05:59:34 PM »
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Cry babies ; )

Whoa, whoa! I was actually rather happy to see Tim Tebow and the Broncos win the game. But as a Canadian who has been out of the NFL loop for awhile, I honestly thought that each team would be entitled to a possession in OT and was a bit disappointed that it came down to a coin toss and one team alone had a chance to score. Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't each team get one chance during OT in regular season games? It just seems it would be more fair AND more exciting that way.
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #2452 on: January 09, 2012, 06:16:10 PM »
A defense that also, incidently, had Troy Polomalu, a Serbian Orthodox Christian

Neither Serbian, nor Serbian Orthodox.  He's Samoan, and Greek Orthodox (attends Holy Trinity in the North Hills of Pittsburgh, and one of our Monasteries in the area).

I had believed that he attended a Serbian church, but I am wrong, and retract what i said about him.

Thank you for the correction

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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #2453 on: January 09, 2012, 06:23:12 PM »
Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!
Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

You do know that sports trash talk has its boundaries? You don't diss another player's mother, and you don't diss his patron saint. We can trash talk each other's favorite teams as much as we want on this thread, but I'm dead serious when I tell you to stop calling me Pete.

Ahh but you're also breaking the unspoken rule of trash talking in sports, you're letting 'em get in your head and mess up your game ;)
No, I don't think so. CelticFan crossed a boundary with me, and I am telling him publicly to stop. This is no longer an issue of trash talking with me; this is an issue of personal harassment.

Isn't that PM material then my brother?
No. Not when he's done this before.
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #2454 on: January 09, 2012, 06:24:54 PM »
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Cry babies ; )

Whoa, whoa! I was actually rather happy to see Tim Tebow and the Broncos win the game. But as a Canadian who has been out of the NFL loop for awhile, I honestly thought that each team would be entitled to a possession in OT and was a bit disappointed that it came down to a coin toss and one team alone had a chance to score. Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't each team get one chance during OT in regular season games? It just seems it would be more fair AND more exciting that way.
No. NFL overtimes are sudden death in the regular season and postseason alike. The only difference is that in the regular season, if neither team scores in the OT period, the game is declared a tie. In the playoffs, as many overtimes are played as is necessary to break the tie. We've had a couple or three playoff games in the NFL's history actually go two overtimes.
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« Reply #2455 on: January 09, 2012, 06:28:04 PM »
Saints 45 - 28 Detroit! HAHAHAHA I told ya'llllllll  :police:

Our next victim: the San Fran 49ers
You ain't told us nothing. ::) How many more games do the Ain'ts have to win before they win the Super Bowl?

They won the Super Bowl in 2010...so the 'aints title can leave.
Well, they're the Ain'ts again, because they ain't going to win the Super Bowl this year.

How many years did it take the Ducks to win another Rose Bowl...?
Who cares? ;D

That's what I thought.  :P
And you thought wrong. :P

Pete, I just realized you're trolling me. O.o
Have I told you before not to call me Pete? I hate that name.

I know you hate it. But I hate when people troll me. So you scratch my back, I'll scratch yours.
You do know that sports trash talk has its boundaries? You don't diss another player's mother, and you don't diss his patron saint. We can trash talk each other's favorite teams as much as we want on this thread, but I'm dead serious when I tell you to stop calling me Pete.

I didnt diss your mum or patron saint. If you cant take the heat stay out of the kitchen. K?

I've never seen someone whine so much over a nickname. But I'll stop if it makes you stop crying, jeez.
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #2456 on: January 09, 2012, 06:30:29 PM »
Saints 45 - 28 Detroit! HAHAHAHA I told ya'llllllll  :police:

Our next victim: the San Fran 49ers
You ain't told us nothing. ::) How many more games do the Ain'ts have to win before they win the Super Bowl?

They won the Super Bowl in 2010...so the 'aints title can leave.
Well, they're the Ain'ts again, because they ain't going to win the Super Bowl this year.

How many years did it take the Ducks to win another Rose Bowl...?
Who cares? ;D

That's what I thought.  :P
And you thought wrong. :P

Pete, I just realized you're trolling me. O.o
Have I told you before not to call me Pete? I hate that name.

I know you hate it. But I hate when people troll me. So you scratch my back, I'll scratch yours.
You do know that sports trash talk has its boundaries? You don't diss another player's mother, and you don't diss his patron saint. We can trash talk each other's favorite teams as much as we want on this thread, but I'm dead serious when I tell you to stop calling me Pete.

I didnt diss you mum or patron saint. If you cant take the heat stay out of the kitchen. K?
I'm surprised I have to say this again. I told you not to call me Pete, and I told you why. That should be enough for you. Any more protest from you counts as harassment. Do you understand?
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #2457 on: January 09, 2012, 06:55:24 PM »
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Cry babies ; )

Whoa, whoa! I was actually rather happy to see Tim Tebow and the Broncos win the game. But as a Canadian who has been out of the NFL loop for awhile, I honestly thought that each team would be entitled to a possession in OT and was a bit disappointed that it came down to a coin toss and one team alone had a chance to score. Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't each team get one chance during OT in regular season games? It just seems it would be more fair AND more exciting that way.
No. NFL overtimes are sudden death in the regular season and postseason alike. The only difference is that in the regular season, if neither team scores in the OT period, the game is declared a tie. In the playoffs, as many overtimes are played as is necessary to break the tie. We've had a couple or three playoff games in the NFL's history actually go two overtimes.

In addition, for the regular season, first team to score wins.

Post season, it is first team to score wins, unless on the first drive the score is a fieldgoal

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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #2458 on: January 09, 2012, 07:59:32 PM »
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Cry babies ; )

Whoa, whoa! I was actually rather happy to see Tim Tebow and the Broncos win the game. But as a Canadian who has been out of the NFL loop for awhile, I honestly thought that each team would be entitled to a possession in OT and was a bit disappointed that it came down to a coin toss and one team alone had a chance to score. Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't each team get one chance during OT in regular season games? It just seems it would be more fair AND more exciting that way.
No. NFL overtimes are sudden death in the regular season and postseason alike. The only difference is that in the regular season, if neither team scores in the OT period, the game is declared a tie. In the playoffs, as many overtimes are played as is necessary to break the tie. We've had a couple or three playoff games in the NFL's history actually go two overtimes.

In addition, for the regular season, first team to score wins.

Post season, it is first team to score wins, unless on the first drive the score is a fieldgoal
Or a safety.
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #2459 on: January 09, 2012, 08:20:33 PM »
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Cry babies ; )

Whoa, whoa! I was actually rather happy to see Tim Tebow and the Broncos win the game. But as a Canadian who has been out of the NFL loop for awhile, I honestly thought that each team would be entitled to a possession in OT and was a bit disappointed that it came down to a coin toss and one team alone had a chance to score. Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't each team get one chance during OT in regular season games? It just seems it would be more fair AND more exciting that way.
No. NFL overtimes are sudden death in the regular season and postseason alike. The only difference is that in the regular season, if neither team scores in the OT period, the game is declared a tie. In the playoffs, as many overtimes are played as is necessary to break the tie. We've had a couple or three playoff games in the NFL's history actually go two overtimes.

In addition, for the regular season, first team to score wins.

Post season, it is first team to score wins, unless on the first drive the score is a fieldgoal
Or a safety.

A safety would end the game, with the winning team being the team that scored the safety.

Think about it, what happens after a saftey? A free kick to the team that scored the saftey, giving them the ball with a lead.

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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #2460 on: January 09, 2012, 08:52:34 PM »
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Cry babies ; )

Whoa, whoa! I was actually rather happy to see Tim Tebow and the Broncos win the game. But as a Canadian who has been out of the NFL loop for awhile, I honestly thought that each team would be entitled to a possession in OT and was a bit disappointed that it came down to a coin toss and one team alone had a chance to score. Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't each team get one chance during OT in regular season games? It just seems it would be more fair AND more exciting that way.
No. NFL overtimes are sudden death in the regular season and postseason alike. The only difference is that in the regular season, if neither team scores in the OT period, the game is declared a tie. In the playoffs, as many overtimes are played as is necessary to break the tie. We've had a couple or three playoff games in the NFL's history actually go two overtimes.

In addition, for the regular season, first team to score wins.

Post season, it is first team to score wins, unless on the first drive the score is a fieldgoal
Or a safety.

A safety would end the game, with the winning team being the team that scored the safety.

Think about it, what happens after a saftey? A free kick to the team that scored the saftey, giving them the ball with a lead.
Interesting.
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #2461 on: January 09, 2012, 09:21:06 PM »
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #2462 on: January 09, 2012, 10:00:19 PM »
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Cry babies ; )

Whoa, whoa! I was actually rather happy to see Tim Tebow and the Broncos win the game. But as a Canadian who has been out of the NFL loop for awhile, I honestly thought that each team would be entitled to a possession in OT and was a bit disappointed that it came down to a coin toss and one team alone had a chance to score. Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't each team get one chance during OT in regular season games? It just seems it would be more fair AND more exciting that way.
No. NFL overtimes are sudden death in the regular season and postseason alike. The only difference is that in the regular season, if neither team scores in the OT period, the game is declared a tie. In the playoffs, as many overtimes are played as is necessary to break the tie. We've had a couple or three playoff games in the NFL's history actually go two overtimes.

In addition, for the regular season, first team to score wins.

Post season, it is first team to score wins, unless on the first drive the score is a fieldgoal
Or a safety.

A safety would end the game, with the winning team being the team that scored the safety.

Think about it, what happens after a saftey? A free kick to the team that scored the saftey, giving them the ball with a lead.
Interesting.
But true.
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #2463 on: January 09, 2012, 11:02:07 PM »

My two "BAMA Belles". My wife surprised me and broke out this new houndstooth hat right before kickoff! Doesn't it look great on her?


Awesome first half! We dominated! Lot's of football left to be played, and LSU has certainly proven all year that they are a second half team. Would have been nice if we could have gotten at least one TD out of those first half opportunities. Now, as Coach Saban constantly emphasizes... LET'S FINISH!!! RTR!!!



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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #2464 on: January 10, 2012, 12:23:02 AM »
7 quarters, 1 OT, and almost 8 minutes, and we FINALLY have a TD in the season series between Alabama and LSU. Trent Richardson run from 34 yards out to give the Tide a 21-0 lead with 4:36 left.
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #2465 on: January 10, 2012, 12:33:10 AM »
Congratulations, Tide, on a good old fashioned back-alley a**-whoopin! LSU didn't even get 100 yards total offense and crossed the 50-yard line only once the entire game!
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #2466 on: January 10, 2012, 12:49:54 AM »
Congratulations, Tide, on a good old fashioned back-alley a**-whoopin! LSU didn't even get 100 yards total offense and crossed the 50-yard line only once the entire game!

Dont be a jerk, your pathetic ducks got whooped by us.
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #2467 on: January 10, 2012, 12:50:25 AM »
Saints 45 - 28 Detroit! HAHAHAHA I told ya'llllllll  :police:

Our next victim: the San Fran 49ers
You ain't told us nothing. ::) How many more games do the Ain'ts have to win before they win the Super Bowl?

They won the Super Bowl in 2010...so the 'aints title can leave.
Well, they're the Ain'ts again, because they ain't going to win the Super Bowl this year.

How many years did it take the Ducks to win another Rose Bowl...?
Who cares? ;D

That's what I thought.  :P
And you thought wrong. :P

Pete, I just realized you're trolling me. O.o
Have I told you before not to call me Pete? I hate that name.

I know you hate it. But I hate when people troll me. So you scratch my back, I'll scratch yours.
You do know that sports trash talk has its boundaries? You don't diss another player's mother, and you don't diss his patron saint. We can trash talk each other's favorite teams as much as we want on this thread, but I'm dead serious when I tell you to stop calling me Pete.

I didnt diss you mum or patron saint. If you cant take the heat stay out of the kitchen. K?
I'm surprised I have to say this again. I told you not to call me Pete, and I told you why. That should be enough for you. Any more protest from you counts as harassment. Do you understand?

You never told me why actually. But I said I'll stop.
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #2468 on: January 10, 2012, 12:53:47 AM »
Congrats to Alabama, you guys deserve it. You had much better coaching.

Les should've put in Jarrett Lee atleast by halftime. Jefferson, as most thought, showed he couldnt throw the ball, which is a big reason the offense was atrocious. Add to that horrible play calling. Our defense and special teams are the ONLY reason the score wasnt worse.

LSU is the second best team in the country, we've proven that all year. But 'Bama gets what 'Bama deserves, the trophy that matters.

Enjoy it Alabama, till next year.
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #2469 on: January 10, 2012, 01:12:52 AM »
Congratulations, Tide, on a good old fashioned back-alley a**-whoopin! LSU didn't even get 100 yards total offense and crossed the 50-yard line only once the entire game!

Dont be a jerk, your pathetic ducks got whooped by us.
So what?
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #2470 on: January 10, 2012, 01:13:54 AM »
Congratulations, Tide, on a good old fashioned back-alley a**-whoopin! LSU didn't even get 100 yards total offense and crossed the 50-yard line only once the entire game!

Dont be a jerk, your pathetic ducks got whooped by us.
So what?

If Oregon played Alabama, they'd have lost 52-0
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #2471 on: January 10, 2012, 01:15:33 AM »
Congratulations, Tide, on a good old fashioned back-alley a**-whoopin! LSU didn't even get 100 yards total offense and crossed the 50-yard line only once the entire game!

Dont be a jerk, your pathetic ducks got whooped by us.
So what?

If Oregon played Alabama, they'd have lost 52-0
Who cares? LSU lost, so you have to take it out on my Ducks? How classy is that?
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #2472 on: January 10, 2012, 01:21:05 AM »
Congratulations, Tide, on a good old fashioned back-alley a**-whoopin! LSU didn't even get 100 yards total offense and crossed the 50-yard line only once the entire game!

Dont be a jerk, your pathetic ducks got whooped by us.
So what?

If Oregon played Alabama, they'd have lost 52-0
Who cares? LSU lost, so you have to take it out on my Ducks? How classy is that?

You initiated the trash talk. You are a master manipulator, trying to make me seem like the classless one. "a good old fashioned back-alley a**-whoopin!" <- Very classy.
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #2473 on: January 10, 2012, 01:23:03 AM »
Congratulations, Tide, on a good old fashioned back-alley a**-whoopin! LSU didn't even get 100 yards total offense and crossed the 50-yard line only once the entire game!

Dont be a jerk, your pathetic ducks got whooped by us.
So what?

If Oregon played Alabama, they'd have lost 52-0
Who cares? LSU lost, so you have to take it out on my Ducks? How classy is that?

You initiated the trash talk. You are a master manipulator, trying to make me seem like the classless one. "a good old fashioned back-alley a**-whoopin!" <- Very classy.
It wasn't directed at you, so don't take it personally. Can a person not congratulate the winners on what was truly a dominating win without a fan of the losing team getting upset?
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #2474 on: January 10, 2012, 01:25:17 AM »
Congratulations, Tide, on a good old fashioned back-alley a**-whoopin! LSU didn't even get 100 yards total offense and crossed the 50-yard line only once the entire game!

Dont be a jerk, your pathetic ducks got whooped by us.
So what?

If Oregon played Alabama, they'd have lost 52-0
Who cares? LSU lost, so you have to take it out on my Ducks? How classy is that?

You initiated the trash talk. You are a master manipulator, trying to make me seem like the classless one. "a good old fashioned back-alley a**-whoopin!" <- Very classy.
It wasn't directed at you, so don't take it personally. Can a person not congratulate the winners on what was truly a dominant win without a fan of the losing team getting upset?

Whatever dude. I know you did that to get a rise out of me.
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