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Toronto just took a massive dump on the Senators.
posted by cixelsyd at 01:16 PM on February 09
Congrats tron and thanks rcade.
posted by cixelsyd at 11:18 AM on February 09
Would have liked the score to be closer to add a bit more suspense in the 4th quarter but I actually really enjoyed the game. Some all time great defensive performances on both sides most notably Ealy and Norman for the Panthers and Miller, Ware and Roby for Denver.
posted by cixelsyd at 11:15 AM on February 09
Carolina by 8 - LOCK
Total score: 26 points
1st TD: Newton
Passing Yards: Newton
Rushing Yards: Anderson
Receiving Yards: Olsen
Sack: Von Miller
Contest Winner: cixelsyd
posted by cixelsyd at 04:29 PM on February 05
How Polybutadiene Made the Super Bowl What It Is
posted by cixelsyd at 10:48 AM on February 05
First Barry Sanders now Calvin.
All time great talent, in my books the 2nd best receiver ever. Sad that he had to be so good that he positioned himself to be drafted by the Lions. Sadder that he decided in 2012 to be loyal to the organization and sign an extension when he could have played elsewhere.
posted by cixelsyd at 08:44 PM on January 31
Well, the Patriots are not a ball control team. When they win it is because of their passing game racking up big numbers .. or because Pete Carroll is coaching their opposition. Hard to abandon that in a big game.
If the margin was less than 8 points Denver would have run different offensive plays rather than playing prevent offense in the 4th quarter. Denver did have success moving the ball when they needed to.
If they were to play again next week I'm certain the Patriots game plan would be the same with an expectation that the best players will make enough plays to win.
posted by cixelsyd at 11:01 AM on January 25
Kind of expected Manning to be the QB who had the rough game based upon his season and overall health. He was rock solid.
Probably the worst performance by Brady I've seen. He played scared.
Although the Patriots O line and receivers didn't rate much better.
posted by cixelsyd at 08:58 PM on January 24
Guess it was Blatt's fault for the lack of desire that LeBron and Irving have to co-exist. Must also be his fault that Kevin Love isn't capable of, or interested in, defending anyone.
I'm thinking Blatt must have attempted to tune up some of the Cavs "stars" after they played like a junior college team against the Warriors (and rightly so) and the "stars" were not happy about it.
Here I'd figured all available tires in Cleveland had already been burnt by the Browns.
posted by cixelsyd at 12:58 AM on January 23
Denver by 7 - Lock
Carolina by 6 - Lock
Pick the team with the most total yards. - Denver
Pick the team with the most turnovers - NE
Pick the quarterback with the most passing yards. - Brady
Pick the player with the most rushing yards. - CJ Anderson
Pick the player with the most receiving yards. - Fitzgerald
Pick a player who will get a sack or partial sack. - DeMarcus Ware
Pick a player who will get an interception. - Kurt Coleman
posted by cixelsyd at 03:32 PM on January 22
Together individually they will have competed a total of 32 times.
They will have appeared in 28 of the 50 Superbowls played.
posted by cixelsyd at 02:33 PM on January 21
Tony Romo has been sacked twice exactly like Burfict tackled Roethlisberger
Interesting you bring that up. I was looking at some stats on roughing the passer penalties as a basis for my comments (opinions) and found that Romo can be grouped in with Ben, Newton et all for least supporting calls. Style wise he is similar to Brady, Brees yet he doesn't seem to get the same type of protection from the officials.
Perhaps he's just crafty enough to put himself into dangerous situations that his body type cannot tolerate.
posted by cixelsyd at 08:54 PM on January 19
I wouldn't expect him to. Ben and the Steelers just never get beat in street fight type contests. Harder he gets hit the better he is.
I don't have a huge issue with that hit.
The hit on Brown was brutal. Took an MVP candidate out of the playoffs, and also wasted what may be Cincy's only decent playoff opportunity in the past 20 years and for many years to come.
Worse yet took 2 solid teams out of contention for the AFC title.
posted by cixelsyd at 08:42 PM on January 19
Rules are applied "selectively" to differently QBs in the NFL - Ben, Wilson, Cam Newton, Kaepernick (?does he still play in the NFL) to name a few are players who are treated like any other position on the field probably because they are tough enough to both endure and occasionally deliver physical punishment.
If that hit was on Brady or Brees guaranteed Burfict gets 15 yards and possibly tossed from the game simply because of who they are.
Regardless it's hard to argue with the video evidence Etrigan presents above.
posted by cixelsyd at 04:09 PM on January 19
Prior to the Burfict assaults many considered Pittsburgh the team to beat in the AFC.
Would have been a great game with a reasonably healthy Brown and Ben.
Patriots typically scheme really well for playoff games. In previous match ups with Manning strategy has always been to force the run read and limit the damage Peyton inflicts and with much recent success. This time the Patriots biggest weakness (secondary) will benefit from the Broncos lack of stretch game unless Manning can turn the clock back a few years and hit a deep route or 2.
posted by cixelsyd at 06:10 PM on January 18
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