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Re: 2018 NFL Thread - The Dynasty
« Reply #3360 on: February 06, 2019, 08:04:03 AM »
Saw this hilarious Tweet:

A 4-month baby in Boston has seen more championships than a 45-year old fan of the Mets/Jets/Knicks. Samsara

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Re: 2018 NFL Thread - The Dynasty
« Reply #3361 on: February 06, 2019, 08:41:10 AM »
FU Raiders! :lol
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 :facepalm:   :censored  So now what?

I didn't think the SB was boring because I kept hoping the Rams would do something big to get a TD.  The Pats once again stabbed me in the heart with the last INT just like they did the Seahawks. 
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Re: 2018 NFL Thread - The Dynasty
« Reply #3362 on: February 06, 2019, 08:49:37 AM »
The Raiders should consider playing in Mexico next year. A good way to drum up a bigger fanbase for the team and the league. Besides, it's not like anybody else wants them.
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« Reply #3363 on: February 06, 2019, 08:58:30 AM »
The Raiders should consider playing in Mexico next year. A good way to drum up a bigger fanbase for the team and the league. Besides, it's not like anybody else wants them.

Thatís a great idea.
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« Reply #3364 on: February 06, 2019, 10:00:23 AM »
FU Raiders! :lol
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First of all, LOL at the Raiders!!!  Pretty much no one wants them, and the one place that does want them can't have them!

Second, while I think the Giants' stadium is really nice (save for the moronic lack of proper bullpens), I'd be perfectly happy to see the Raiders take a bunch of dumps all over that field.

Third, STOP CHANGING THE NAMES OF THE FUCKING STADIUMS!!!!  When I first saw this, I assumed that "Oracle Park" was the Niners' stadium.
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Re: 2018 NFL Thread - The Dynasty
« Reply #3365 on: February 06, 2019, 10:45:17 AM »
Back to the SB game, it was a great game of defense. It was almost refreshing to see a defensive led game. The NFL has changed so many rules to make the game a game of offense. The thinking is more points scored = more excitement. Not always. On the shoot out games where both teams are scoring 30+ points per game, it's sad to see defenses look almost non-existent.

Football fans say the SB game sucked. It's in part because we've become used to seeing higher scoring games over the last 15 years. Check out the super bowl final scores all time. I highlighted by winning scores of 21 points or lower by the winning team. There have been 5 SB games with low scoring outcomes in the last 17 years.

I   Jan. 15, 1967   Green Bay 35, Kansas City 10
II   Jan. 14, 1968   Green Bay 33, Oakland 14
III   Jan. 12, 1969   New York Jets 16, Baltimore 7
IV   Jan. 11, 1970   Kansas City 23, Minnesota 7
V   Jan. 17, 1971   Baltimore 16, Dallas 13
VI   Jan. 16, 1972   Dallas 24, Miami 3
VII   Jan. 14, 1973   Miami 14, Washington 7
VIII   Jan. 13, 1974   Miami 24, Minnesota 7
IX   Jan. 12, 1975   Pittsburgh 16, Minnesota 6
X   Jan. 18, 1976   Pittsburgh 21, Dallas 17
XI   Jan. 9, 1977   Oakland 32, Minnesota 14
XII   Jan. 15, 1978   Dallas 27, Denver 10
XIII   Jan. 21, 1979   Pittsburgh 35, Dallas 31
XIV   Jan. 20, 1980   Pittsburgh 31, Los Angeles Rams 19
XV   Jan. 25, 1981   Oakland 27, Philadelphia 10
XVI   Jan. 24, 1982   San Francisco 26, Cincinnati 21
XVII   Jan. 30, 1983   Washington 27, Miami 17
XVIII   Jan. 22, 1984   Los Angeles Raiders 38, Washington 9
XIX   Jan. 20, 1985   San Francisco 38, Miami 16
XX   Jan. 26, 1986   Chicago 46, New England 10
XXI   Jan. 25, 1987   New York Giants 39, Denver 20
XXII   Jan. 31, 1988   Washington 42, Denver 10
XXIII   Jan. 22, 1989   San Francisco 20, Cincinnati 16
XXIV   Jan. 28, 1990   San Francisco 55, Denver 10
XXV   Jan. 27, 1991    New York Giants 20, Buffalo 19
XXVI   Jan. 26, 1992   Washington 37, Buffalo 24
XXVIIJan. 31, 1993   Dallas 52, Buffalo 17
XXVIIIJan. 30, 1994   Dallas 30, Buffalo 13
XXIX   Jan. 29, 1995   San Francisco 49, San Diego 26
XXX   Jan. 28, 1996   Dallas 27, Pittsburgh 17
XXXI   Jan. 26, 1997   Green Bay 35, New England 21
XXXIIJan. 25, 1998    Denver 31, Green Bay 24
XXXIIIJan. 31, 1999   Denver 34, Atlanta 19
XXXIVJan. 30, 2000   St. Louis 23, Tennessee 16
XXXVJan. 28, 2001   Baltimore 34, New York Giants 7
XXXVIFeb. 3, 2002   New England 20, St. Louis 17
XXXVIIJan. 26, 2003   Tampa Bay 48, Oakland 21
XXXVIIIFeb. 1, 2004   New England 32, Carolina 29
XXXIXFeb. 6, 2005   New England 24, Philadelphia 21
XL   Feb. 5, 2006   Pittsburgh 21, Seattle 10
XLI   Feb. 4, 2007   Indianapolis 29, Chicago 17
XLII   Feb. 3, 2008   New York Giants 17, New England 14
XLIII   Feb. 1, 2009   Pittsburgh 27, Arizona 23
XLIV   Feb. 7, 2010   New Orleans 31, Indianapolis 17
XLV   Feb. 6, 2011   Green Bay 31, Pittsburgh 25
XLVI   Feb. 5, 2012   New York Giants 21, New England 17
XLVIIFeb. 3, 2013   Baltimore 34, San Francisco 31
XLVIIIFeb. 2, 2014   Seattle 43, Denver 8
XLIX   Feb. 1, 2015   New England 28, Seattle 24
50   Feb. 7, 2016   Denver 24, Carolina 10
LI   Feb. 5, 2017   New England 34, Atlanta 28
LII   Feb. 4, 2018   Philadelphia 41, New England 33
LIII   Feb. 3, 2019   New England 13, Los Angeles Rams 3

Were all of those lower scoring games bad games? Not all of them. Some of them were really good. Conversely, some of the higher scoring games were bad games.

All in all, fans want to see a good game and what constitutes a good game varies from person to person.

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Re: 2018 NFL Thread - The Dynasty
« Reply #3366 on: February 06, 2019, 10:55:44 AM »
Unless the Pats are in, all I ask is a competitive game that goes into the 4th quarter with the game still in the balance. High or low scoring, it doesn't matter. I just don't want a blowout.
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« Reply #3367 on: February 06, 2019, 11:54:00 AM »
Back to the SB game, it was a great game of defense. It was almost refreshing to see a defensive led game. The NFL has changed so many rules to make the game a game of offense. The thinking is more points scored = more excitement. Not always. On the shoot out games where both teams are scoring 30+ points per game, it's sad to see defenses look almost non-existent.

Football fans say the SB game sucked. It's in part because we've become used to seeing higher scoring games over the last 15 years. Check out the super bowl final scores all time. I highlighted by winning scores of 21 points or lower by the winning team. There have been 5 SB games with low scoring outcomes in the last 17 years.

For me, this game was boring because, although both defenses played fantastically, it seemed that both offenses were inept.  There were at least two instances where even decent execution by the Rams would have resulted directly or indirectly in a score.  Disagree if you want, but I think 7/10 NFL quarterbacks throw a touchdown on the play where Goff threw the game-sealing interception.  Heck, Goff probably makes that throw 8/10 times.  While a game that is tied 3-3 after three quarters is obviously close, it takes a lot for a game like that to be interesting.
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Re: 2018 NFL Thread - The Dynasty
« Reply #3368 on: February 06, 2019, 11:58:58 AM »
Back to the SB game, it was a great game of defense. It was almost refreshing to see a defensive led game. The NFL has changed so many rules to make the game a game of offense. The thinking is more points scored = more excitement. Not always. On the shoot out games where both teams are scoring 30+ points per game, it's sad to see defenses look almost non-existent.

Football fans say the SB game sucked. It's in part because we've become used to seeing higher scoring games over the last 15 years. Check out the super bowl final scores all time. I highlighted by winning scores of 21 points or lower by the winning team. There have been 5 SB games with low scoring outcomes in the last 17 years.

I   Jan. 15, 1967   Green Bay 35, Kansas City 10
II   Jan. 14, 1968   Green Bay 33, Oakland 14
III   Jan. 12, 1969   New York Jets 16, Baltimore 7
IV   Jan. 11, 1970   Kansas City 23, Minnesota 7
V   Jan. 17, 1971   Baltimore 16, Dallas 13
VI   Jan. 16, 1972   Dallas 24, Miami 3
VII   Jan. 14, 1973   Miami 14, Washington 7
VIII   Jan. 13, 1974   Miami 24, Minnesota 7
IX   Jan. 12, 1975   Pittsburgh 16, Minnesota 6
X   Jan. 18, 1976   Pittsburgh 21, Dallas 17
XI   Jan. 9, 1977   Oakland 32, Minnesota 14
XII   Jan. 15, 1978   Dallas 27, Denver 10
XIII   Jan. 21, 1979   Pittsburgh 35, Dallas 31
XIV   Jan. 20, 1980   Pittsburgh 31, Los Angeles Rams 19
XV   Jan. 25, 1981   Oakland 27, Philadelphia 10
XVI   Jan. 24, 1982   San Francisco 26, Cincinnati 21
XVII   Jan. 30, 1983   Washington 27, Miami 17
XVIII   Jan. 22, 1984   Los Angeles Raiders 38, Washington 9
XIX   Jan. 20, 1985   San Francisco 38, Miami 16
XX   Jan. 26, 1986   Chicago 46, New England 10
XXI   Jan. 25, 1987   New York Giants 39, Denver 20
XXII   Jan. 31, 1988   Washington 42, Denver 10
XXIII   Jan. 22, 1989   San Francisco 20, Cincinnati 16
XXIV   Jan. 28, 1990   San Francisco 55, Denver 10
XXV   Jan. 27, 1991    New York Giants 20, Buffalo 19
XXVI   Jan. 26, 1992   Washington 37, Buffalo 24
XXVIIJan. 31, 1993   Dallas 52, Buffalo 17
XXVIIIJan. 30, 1994   Dallas 30, Buffalo 13
XXIX   Jan. 29, 1995   San Francisco 49, San Diego 26
XXX   Jan. 28, 1996   Dallas 27, Pittsburgh 17
XXXI   Jan. 26, 1997   Green Bay 35, New England 21
XXXIIJan. 25, 1998    Denver 31, Green Bay 24
XXXIIIJan. 31, 1999   Denver 34, Atlanta 19
XXXIVJan. 30, 2000   St. Louis 23, Tennessee 16
XXXVJan. 28, 2001   Baltimore 34, New York Giants 7
XXXVIFeb. 3, 2002   New England 20, St. Louis 17
XXXVIIJan. 26, 2003   Tampa Bay 48, Oakland 21
XXXVIIIFeb. 1, 2004   New England 32, Carolina 29
XXXIXFeb. 6, 2005   New England 24, Philadelphia 21
XL   Feb. 5, 2006   Pittsburgh 21, Seattle 10
XLI   Feb. 4, 2007   Indianapolis 29, Chicago 17
XLII   Feb. 3, 2008   New York Giants 17, New England 14
XLIII   Feb. 1, 2009   Pittsburgh 27, Arizona 23
XLIV   Feb. 7, 2010   New Orleans 31, Indianapolis 17
XLV   Feb. 6, 2011   Green Bay 31, Pittsburgh 25
XLVI   Feb. 5, 2012   New York Giants 21, New England 17
XLVIIFeb. 3, 2013   Baltimore 34, San Francisco 31
XLVIIIFeb. 2, 2014   Seattle 43, Denver 8
XLIX   Feb. 1, 2015   New England 28, Seattle 24
50   Feb. 7, 2016   Denver 24, Carolina 10
LI   Feb. 5, 2017   New England 34, Atlanta 28
LII   Feb. 4, 2018   Philadelphia 41, New England 33
LIII   Feb. 3, 2019   New England 13, Los Angeles Rams 3

Were all of those lower scoring games bad games? Not all of them. Some of them were really good. Conversely, some of the higher scoring games were bad games.

All in all, fans want to see a good game and what constitutes a good game varies from person to person.
A lot of us remember when the superbowl was always a pretty awful game. Even when they were high scoring they were usually blowouts. The first SB I remember watching and saying to myself afterward "wow, that was a great game" was probably the original NE/Rams game. Then things got good and we all became spoiled.

It's also the case that the SB brings in a ton of casual viewers, or people who only watch their home team. The sorts of people who equate good with points.
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Re: 2018 NFL Thread - The Dynasty
« Reply #3369 on: February 06, 2019, 12:10:13 PM »
Back to the SB game, it was a great game of defense. It was almost refreshing to see a defensive led game. The NFL has changed so many rules to make the game a game of offense. The thinking is more points scored = more excitement. Not always. On the shoot out games where both teams are scoring 30+ points per game, it's sad to see defenses look almost non-existent.

Football fans say the SB game sucked. It's in part because we've become used to seeing higher scoring games over the last 15 years. Check out the super bowl final scores all time. I highlighted by winning scores of 21 points or lower by the winning team. There have been 5 SB games with low scoring outcomes in the last 17 years.

For me, this game was boring because, although both defenses played fantastically, it seemed that both offenses were inept.  There were at least two instances where even decent execution by the Rams would have resulted directly or indirectly in a score.  Disagree if you want, but I think 7/10 NFL quarterbacks throw a touchdown on the play where Goff threw the game-sealing interception.  Heck, Goff probably makes that throw 8/10 times.  While a game that is tied 3-3 after three quarters is obviously close, it takes a lot for a game like that to be interesting.
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We're seeing a lot of this. NE calls a highly uncommon (for them) safety blitz and gets pressure on Goff, and all we hear is that Goff sucks. 
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Re: 2018 NFL Thread - The Dynasty
« Reply #3370 on: February 06, 2019, 12:16:29 PM »
^That.  The only potential game-changing play that I lay at his feet was the earlier TD pass that was broken up.  It was a good throw.  But it was a late throw.  Had he read it on time, it was an easy catch.
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« Reply #3371 on: February 06, 2019, 12:18:57 PM »
Back to the SB game, it was a great game of defense. It was almost refreshing to see a defensive led game. The NFL has changed so many rules to make the game a game of offense. The thinking is more points scored = more excitement. Not always. On the shoot out games where both teams are scoring 30+ points per game, it's sad to see defenses look almost non-existent.

Football fans say the SB game sucked. It's in part because we've become used to seeing higher scoring games over the last 15 years. Check out the super bowl final scores all time. I highlighted by winning scores of 21 points or lower by the winning team. There have been 5 SB games with low scoring outcomes in the last 17 years.

For me, this game was boring because, although both defenses played fantastically, it seemed that both offenses were inept.  There were at least two instances where even decent execution by the Rams would have resulted directly or indirectly in a score.  Disagree if you want, but I think 7/10 NFL quarterbacks throw a touchdown on the play where Goff threw the game-sealing interception.  Heck, Goff probably makes that throw 8/10 times.  While a game that is tied 3-3 after three quarters is obviously close, it takes a lot for a game like that to be interesting.

But I think you're assuming... well, if not "too much", then at least enough to color the outcome.    Did Goff blow that throw because physical limitations? (Not likely).  Nerves/emotional limitations? (Possible, but not most probable).   Human error and/or the inexactness of physical performance (Possible).   Excellent coaching/execution on the opposing side that made the situation not be what it seemed? (Possible).  More than one of these concurrently?  (Very possible).   


Again, since I'm really repeating myself here, I don't think it's a coincidence that two of the three best offenses in the league this year - DOMINANTLY so - just decided to have an off-week when playing against a Belichick-coached, Brady-led team.  As for the "8out of 10 times..." line of reasoning, I go back to that World Series in New York in 2001; post-9/11, Yankees up, Mariano Rivera on the mound, and Luis Gonzales squibs a bases-loaded bloop into center field.   NINE times out of ten, Rivera shuts that shit DOWN, and yet.. he didn't.   It's why we play the game.  I totally concede that this doesn't go to whether it's an "interesting game" or not; that's like saying "is Radiohead a great band or not?"  You think so, I don't and we're both right.   But for me, who loves the little things, loves the subtleties of the really greats, that game was for me.   I actually don't consider it all that different a game than two years ago, when Wade Phillips, Von Miller, et al,  made Cam Newton look like the mediocre quarterback I truly think he is.   

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« Reply #3372 on: February 06, 2019, 01:19:41 PM »
RK, BB and TB make this a Dynasty. And what they have done in the era of free agency is more impressive than what any other Dynasty in any other sport has ever accomplished.

I would never consider any team of any sport that's been accused of cheating (more than once BTW) a dynasty.  Don't care how many championships they have.

Sooo...I guess there will never be a "dynasty" in the NFL.

Nope...and there never was.  Not Pitt, 9ers, Dallas or Pats.  You're confusing the NFL with a primetime television series.  :lol


Back to the SB game, it was a great game of defense. It was almost refreshing to see a defensive led game. The NFL has changed so many rules to make the game a game of offense. The thinking is more points scored = more excitement. Not always. On the shoot out games where both teams are scoring 30+ points per game, it's sad to see defenses look almost non-existent.

Football fans say the SB game sucked. It's in part because we've become used to seeing higher scoring games over the last 15 years. Check out the super bowl final scores all time. I highlighted by winning scores of 21 points or lower by the winning team. There have been 5 SB games with low scoring outcomes in the last 17 years.

For me, this game was boring because, although both defenses played fantastically, it seemed that both offenses were inept.  There were at least two instances where even decent execution by the Rams would have resulted directly or indirectly in a score.  Disagree if you want, but I think 7/10 NFL quarterbacks throw a touchdown on the play where Goff threw the game-sealing interception.  Heck, Goff probably makes that throw 8/10 times.  While a game that is tied 3-3 after three quarters is obviously close, it takes a lot for a game like that to be interesting.

This.  The majority of NFL fans want high scoring shootouts.  They say defense wins championships.  Well, that's great for the team that won the championship, but high scoring games get ratings.  High powered offense on both sides is the ticket, like the Chiefs/Rams game in the regular season.  That game should've been the SB.
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« Reply #3373 on: February 06, 2019, 02:44:24 PM »


This.  The majority of NFL fans want high scoring shootouts.  They say defense wins championships.  Well, that's great for the team that won the championship, but high scoring games get ratings.  High powered offense on both sides is the ticket, like the Chiefs/Rams game in the regular season.  That game should've been the SB.


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« Reply #3374 on: February 06, 2019, 05:02:05 PM »
A lot of us remember when the superbowl was always a pretty awful game. Even when they were high scoring they were usually blowouts. The first SB I remember watching and saying to myself afterward "wow, that was a great game" was probably the original NE/Rams game. Then things got good and we all became spoiled.

It's also the case that the SB brings in a ton of casual viewers, or people who only watch their home team. The sorts of people who equate good with points.

12 is the first one I watched.  It was a mis-match and not as close as the 27-10 score indicated.

13 was a good competitive game (although not as close as the final score might indiate).  14 was also good (and probably closer than the final score indicated.

With the exception of the two 49ers v. Bengals games (16 and 23) and the Bills v. Giants game (25), they were pretty bad/non-competitive until 32.  At that point, people were saying that the Lombardi Trophy should be awarded to the NFC champ.  From 15-31 (and excluding 16, 23 and 25), the average margin of victory was 23 points, and the closest games (17 and 30) had 10 point margins.  I went to the fan-fest for 32 in San Diego, and I can't tell you how many folks wondered out loud if they should even bother playing the game; after all, Denver was 0-4 in Super Bowls, having lost 20% of the previous 20 games.

I'm obviously biased, but I thought 32 was wildly entertaining, and since then, a solid majority of the games have been competitive and close and generally entertaining.  For me, 53 was close, but not terribly competitive and definitely not entertaining.
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« Reply #3375 on: February 06, 2019, 06:12:32 PM »
I am biased as well, but 32 (Broncos/Packers) was an unbelievable game and the only ones since I think that could be considered as good or better are 49 (Patriots/Seahawks), 42 (Giants/Patriots) and 52 (Eagles/Patriots).  To me, a truly great game is one that is great and gripping from start to finish, not just one that had a great 4th quarter (Rams/Titans or Patriots/Panthers).

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« Reply #3376 on: February 06, 2019, 07:32:44 PM »
Being a life-long Steelers fan, I absolutely love watching great defensive battles/struggles. That was my team's calling card until quite recently. That being said, I could have used a little more offense from either team in this game. I'm not talking about Rams/KC kind of offense, but something in the neighborhood of 21-17 would have been a little more entertaining to watch.

That's not to say that it was a bad game to watch. There certainly have been a few of those over the years, and this year's game was far more "gripping" to watch.
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« Reply #3377 on: February 06, 2019, 07:53:56 PM »
The first SB I can honestly recall watching was SB20 and I also remember the NFC dominance and the boredom of how most of the games were blowouts for a good stretch.
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« Reply #3378 on: February 06, 2019, 08:21:46 PM »


This.  The majority of NFL fans want high scoring shootouts.  They say defense wins championships.  Well, that's great for the team that won the championship, but high scoring games get ratings.  High powered offense on both sides is the ticket, like the Chiefs/Rams game in the regular season.  That game should've been the SB.


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Re: 2018 NFL Thread - The Dynasty
« Reply #3379 on: February 07, 2019, 10:06:07 AM »
I am biased as well, but 32 (Broncos/Packers) was an unbelievable game and the only ones since I think that could be considered as good or better are 49 (Patriots/Seahawks), 42 (Giants/Patriots) and 52 (Eagles/Patriots).  To me, a truly great game is one that is great and gripping from start to finish, not just one that had a great 4th quarter (Rams/Titans or Patriots/Panthers).

Right there with you.  Bias aside, I really felt like 32 was the best/most entertaining SB ever (at least of those I saw), with only the two 49ers v. Bengals games (16 and 23) and the Giants v. Bills game (25) being in the same league.
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Re: 2018 NFL Thread - The Dynasty
« Reply #3380 on: February 07, 2019, 11:15:18 AM »
So in XFL news,

https://www.yahoo.com/sports/bob-stoops-confirms-new-job-coach-gm-xfl-team-230043732.html

Interesting since he's a big name hire from the college ball world

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Re: 2018 NFL Thread - The Dynasty
« Reply #3381 on: February 07, 2019, 03:20:38 PM »
Short but sweet Belichick/Ref exchange from the SB.

https://ftw.usatoday.com/2019/02/super-bowl-bill-belichick-roof

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Re: 2018 NFL Thread - The Dynasty
« Reply #3382 on: February 09, 2019, 06:29:23 PM »
AAF on CBS baby! Go Fleet!

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« Reply #3383 on: February 09, 2019, 09:10:24 PM »
AAF on CBS baby! Go Fleet!

Yea I like them and the Iron.  The SA defense ate them up though.  Looks good, I like the no kickoffs and less commercials.
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Re: 2018 NFL Thread - The Dynasty
« Reply #3384 on: February 10, 2019, 07:26:26 PM »
So the Alliance of American Football started this weekend. Billing itself as a minor league to the NFL. It'll be interesting to see if it can stick around more than a season or two. One thing they're doing that I really like is having an extra official in the booth upstairs that can overrule calls on the field on the spot in real time without replays. Would love to see the NFL institute something similar.

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« Reply #3385 on: February 11, 2019, 10:32:47 AM »
So the Alliance of American Football started this weekend. Billing itself as a minor league to the NFL. It'll be interesting to see if it can stick around more than a season or two. One thing they're doing that I really like is having an extra official in the booth upstairs that can overrule calls on the field on the spot in real time without replays. Would love to see the NFL institute something similar.

Absolutely no reason for the NFL not to have something like that.  Probably would've changed the outcome of the Saints v. Rams game.
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Re: 2018 NFL Thread - The Dynasty
« Reply #3386 on: February 11, 2019, 10:34:51 AM »
Can that ref overturn judgment calls like a pass interference?  I do like the idea of another ref doing real time decisions from the booth with the help of immediate replay and slow motion.

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« Reply #3387 on: February 11, 2019, 11:26:52 AM »
Kyler Murray announces he'll play football instead of baseball.
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« Reply #3388 on: February 11, 2019, 12:06:18 PM »
So the Alliance of American Football started this weekend. Billing itself as a minor league to the NFL. It'll be interesting to see if it can stick around more than a season or two. One thing they're doing that I really like is having an extra official in the booth upstairs that can overrule calls on the field on the spot in real time without replays. Would love to see the NFL institute something similar.
This is what can make it work. McMahon is trying to launch a competitor and it'll tank like the rest of them (maybe Grabby will help to torpedo this one, too). A farm league would be alright, though. Every once in a while you'd see some of their players picked up. The one issue I have is that you need to be playing the same game, and prohibiting more than 5 man rushes pretty much does that in.
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« Reply #3389 on: February 11, 2019, 12:09:54 PM »
The NFL doesn't need a farm league, that's what college is for.  If they did, previous attempts at other leagues would have been more successful.  These new leagues seemed to want to take advantage of the fact the NFL was down for a couple years and had a lot of negativity towards it with the kneeing and politics.  McMahon pretty much said this himself as why the XFL would be better this time around, except the NFL's rating were up and the negativity has mostly faded besides the CTE stuff that isn't going anywhere for any of these leagues as long as they keep playing football as we know it. 

I think doing it in the off season is the best bet of being sustained though as people who love football will at least check out the product.  Seemed the AAF benefitted from that, but can they sustain interest and generate money?

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« Reply #3390 on: February 11, 2019, 12:16:15 PM »
A farm league is needed due to the complete lack of live full contact practice at both the pro and collegiate level.


And Kareem Hunt to the Browns!

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« Reply #3391 on: February 11, 2019, 02:38:42 PM »
Considering how good Chubb looked last year after they traded Hyde, strange signing for the Browns.  Though, Hunt is likely get a suspension of at least 6 games, so maybe they are thinking he is a fail safe if Chubb pulls a Trent Richardson (very good rookie year and then falls off the cliff).

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« Reply #3392 on: February 11, 2019, 03:30:45 PM »
Hunt deserves more than six games. Given the totality of the circumstances his actions reflect worse on him than Ray Rice's.
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« Reply #3393 on: February 12, 2019, 06:52:41 AM »
And the Browns continue to show that no matter the amount of talent they have on the team, the front office will always destroy any chance they have at being good.

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« Reply #3394 on: February 12, 2019, 07:41:39 AM »
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