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Re: 2017 NFL thread v. Patriots Dynasty
« Reply #2660 on: January 12, 2018, 06:43:10 AM »
Can someone explain why the Rooney rule is needed? Why force someone to interview someone, regardless of skin color, if they know the candidate they want? I get the intent is to get more non-white coaches hired but the fact that the Raiders are being investigated even when they interviewed a black coach makes no sense.

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« Reply #2661 on: January 12, 2018, 10:30:09 AM »
Can someone explain why the Rooney rule is needed? Why force someone to interview someone, regardless of skin color, if they know the candidate they want? I get the intent is to get more non-white coaches hired but the fact that the Raiders are being investigated even when they interviewed a black coach makes no sense.

It's pretty easy to find literature discussing why it was put in place in the first place, but it's fairly absurd to apply it in this particular situation.  It's obvious at this point that Del Rio was nothing but a placeholder until Raiders ownership could convince Gruden to take the job.  The Raiders were never looking for a head coach.  Rather, they wanted Jon Gruden.  Requiring the Raiders to interview ANYONE else ("minority" or otherwise) would have been pointless.  It's even more stupid to apply the Rooney Rule when you're talking about the franchise that had the first Hispanic starting quarterback in pro football history, the NFL's first Hispanic head coach, the NFL's first black coach (in the modern era), and the NFL's first female executive.  As much as I utterly despise the Raiders, and as ineptly as the team has been run over the past decade and a half, the Raiders have demonstrated a longer and deeper commitment to "diversity" than any other NFL franchise.
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Re: 2017 NFL thread v. Patriots Dynasty
« Reply #2662 on: January 13, 2018, 10:28:27 AM »
Titan running back Murray will not play tonight.  I saw where two of the Patriots running backs are out for the game.  The titans have a much improved Henry.  How much will the Patriots be hurt by the loss of the two running backs?  A key for the Patriots will be to contain Mariotta on the run.
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Re: 2017 NFL thread v. Patriots Dynasty
« Reply #2663 on: January 13, 2018, 10:34:45 AM »
One has only played in a few games.   Burkhead will be missed but both Lewis and White are formidable.
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« Reply #2664 on: January 13, 2018, 03:54:31 PM »
It doesn't matter. Tonight might as well be another bye for the Patriots.

This game has to be agonizing for Eagles fans, knowing that even if you win, you still have Nick Foles at QB and thus no real shot to win the Super Bowl despite being the 1 seed.  That is rough.

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« Reply #2665 on: January 13, 2018, 04:37:34 PM »
It doesn't matter. Tonight might as well be another bye for the Patriots.

This game has to be agonizing for Eagles fans, knowing that even if you win, you still have Nick Foles at QB and thus no real shot to win the Super Bowl despite being the 1 seed.  That is rough.

If the Titans manage to pull off the upset tonight (which I sincerely doubt will happen), the Super Bowl is anybodys for the taking.
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Re: 2017 NFL thread v. Patriots Dynasty
« Reply #2666 on: January 13, 2018, 05:24:22 PM »
It doesn't matter. Tonight might as well be another bye for the Patriots.

It's actually known as a Double Bye around here. :lol
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Re: 2017 NFL thread v. Patriots Dynasty
« Reply #2667 on: January 13, 2018, 06:02:34 PM »

This game has to be agonizing for Eagles fans, knowing that even if you win, you still have Nick Foles at QB and thus no real shot to win the Super Bowl despite being the 1 seed.  That is rough.

Yeah, Atlanta just helped Philly delay the inevitable.  Another snooze fest playoff game.  It was more Atlanta losing than it was Philly winning.  :\
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Re: 2017 NFL thread v. Patriots Dynasty
« Reply #2668 on: January 13, 2018, 06:04:37 PM »
Yeah, Atlanta WTF?? 10 points??
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« Reply #2669 on: January 13, 2018, 07:49:54 PM »
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The least the #Patriots could do is hand the ball to the ref after the TD and let him spike it. #TENvsNE

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« Reply #2670 on: January 13, 2018, 07:57:50 PM »
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BREAKING: The #TENvsNE lead official has been fired for violating league rules by actually calling a penalty against the Patriots

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« Reply #2671 on: January 13, 2018, 07:59:39 PM »
 :lol
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Re: 2017 NFL thread v. Patriots Dynasty
« Reply #2672 on: January 13, 2018, 07:59:49 PM »
The least the #Patriots could do is hand the ball to the ref after the TD and let him spike it. #TENvsNE

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« Reply #2673 on: January 13, 2018, 08:04:06 PM »
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Im not a Pats hater but this is WWE level fixed. Refs have ruined yet another game #TENvsNE

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« Reply #2674 on: January 13, 2018, 08:28:52 PM »
would have thought the same thing but seeing the OP was TAC i immediately thought Maiden or DT related
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« Reply #2675 on: January 13, 2018, 08:39:47 PM »
Yeah, Atlanta WTF?? 10 points??

Yup, they choked again. And lol at Titans fans going batshit crazy over the refereeing on the Titans message board like they are actually surprised at how the calls are going  :lol

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Re: 2017 NFL thread v. Patriots Dynasty
« Reply #2676 on: January 13, 2018, 09:06:33 PM »
CBS and my TV carrier are having a pissing contest so CBS is currently off my channel line-up. I hope I am not missing a good game.....  :laugh:
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« Reply #2677 on: January 14, 2018, 05:19:18 AM »
Cable companies should give money back when they fuck us with channels.  The 3 major networks are a staple. 
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Re: 2017 NFL thread v. Patriots Dynasty
« Reply #2678 on: January 14, 2018, 07:41:21 AM »
It doesn't matter. Tonight might as well be another bye for the Patriots.

This game has to be agonizing for Eagles fans, knowing that even if you win, you still have Nick Foles at QB and thus no real shot to win the Super Bowl despite being the 1 seed.  That is rough.

Honestly?  I think they honestly feel like they have a legit shot.    The mood that I'm getting is not "borrowed time", but rather "There's no need to fear!  UNDERDOG is here!"

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« Reply #2679 on: January 14, 2018, 07:46:38 AM »
Look, if I'm Mularky, or Tom Foolery or Balderdash or whatever his name is, and I get to trade "a few more calls" versus "having my best O-lineman back" and "having White still be out", I'm taking the latter every day of the week.    The officials didn't make this a 35-7 (for all intents and purposes) game.  The players on the field did.    The Tennessee D could not stop the Patriots, it's that simple.

I did feel like I heard this quote by Mularky somewhere, though it might have been the vodka haze:  "Fuck all of you in the press.  Brady, Kraft and Belichick are as tight as a drum, and they proved it for 60 minutes tonight.  And Patricia and McDaniels are happy right where they are, fuck Indy, NY and Detroit.   Thanks for stirring up the hornet's nests, assholes." 

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« Reply #2680 on: January 14, 2018, 07:58:52 AM »
When Adam Schefter puts it out there that Patricia is a done deal for the Lions.  It's a done deal.
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« Reply #2681 on: January 14, 2018, 10:21:47 AM »
It didn't seem like Patricia was taken seriously as a head coaching candidate before this year. I am very interested to see how he does.
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« Reply #2682 on: January 14, 2018, 11:13:40 AM »
I am stunned that the Tomlin-led Steelers came out lethargic against a team they perceive to be inferior to them, said no one ever.  :lol :lol

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« Reply #2683 on: January 14, 2018, 11:15:56 AM »
At home......
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« Reply #2684 on: January 14, 2018, 11:36:20 AM »
Boy the Steelers are firing on all cylinders today.
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« Reply #2685 on: January 14, 2018, 12:03:02 PM »
I'll remind people of the '94 NFC Championship Game, where the 49ers got out to a shocking 21pt lead early, and yet barely won the game, and only with some help from Barry Switzer's silly ass. Pitt's still the better team, and Bell is still a fucking beast.
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« Reply #2686 on: January 14, 2018, 12:11:41 PM »
We'll see about that.  The Jags have outscored them this year 51-16 in 5 1/2 quarters, all of which were played in Pittsburgh.   Hard to call the Steelers the better team when you consider that.

Fournette is hurt now though, so that helps the Steelers.

Also, while the Cowboys made a comeback in that game against the 49ers in '94, they were never within a score, and the '9ers won by 10.

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« Reply #2687 on: January 14, 2018, 12:20:40 PM »
Jesus.
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« Reply #2688 on: January 14, 2018, 12:24:49 PM »
I never in a million years thought I'd tune in and find this 28-7 Jacksonville.  Man. 

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« Reply #2689 on: January 14, 2018, 12:27:07 PM »
We'll see about that.  The Jags have outscored them this year 51-16 in 5 1/2 quarters, all of which were played in Pittsburgh.   Hard to call the Steelers the better team when you consider that.

Fournette is hurt now though, so that helps the Steelers.

Also, while the Cowboys made a comeback in that game against the 49ers in '94, they were never within a score, and the '9ers won by 10.
I never expected the Steelers to come back and win. I was just suggesting not to think the game is over.

And my recollection is that SF doesn't score the final TD if Switzer doesn't run out onto the field. Failing that Dallas gets the ball back with some momentum. Take that away and SF is up be 3 against a Dallas team that mostly outplayed them after the first quarter and a half. We'll never know how it might have played out, but I liked Dallas' chances a lot.


Also, pointing at the other team when you run past them is one of the coolest things you can do. Shame it's something that can get you ejected now.
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« Reply #2690 on: January 14, 2018, 12:30:29 PM »
We'll see about that.  The Jags have outscored them this year 51-16 in 5 1/2 quarters, all of which were played in Pittsburgh.   Hard to call the Steelers the better team when you consider that.

Fournette is hurt now though, so that helps the Steelers.

Also, while the Cowboys made a comeback in that game against the 49ers in '94, they were never within a score, and the '9ers won by 10.
I never expected the Steelers to come back and win. I was just suggesting not to think the game is over.

And my recollection is that SF doesn't score the final TD if Switzer doesn't run out onto the field. Failing that Dallas gets the ball back with some momentum. Take that away and SF is up be 3 against a Dallas team that mostly outplayed them after the first quarter and a half. We'll never know how it might have played out, but I liked Dallas' chances a lot.


Also, pointing at the other team when you run past them is one of the coolest things you can do. Shame it's something that can get you ejected now.

He did look like a bad ass on that play, sure enough. 

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« Reply #2691 on: January 14, 2018, 12:50:14 PM »
I wonder if that last second touchdown by Pittsburgh will come to haunt Jacksonville?
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« Reply #2692 on: January 14, 2018, 12:54:42 PM »
I wonder if that last second touchdown by Pittsburgh will come to haunt Jacksonville?

Based on this drive, what with the "Patriots-like" fake and shovel, and the subsequent dumbass personal foul (I'm not buying he was pushed into Bell), it's not out of the question.  Never count out Big Ben.

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« Reply #2693 on: January 14, 2018, 12:57:55 PM »
  Never count out Big Ben.

I don't know. He's no Aaron Rodgers!  :neverusethis:
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« Reply #2694 on: January 14, 2018, 12:58:44 PM »
You're right, he's not.