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I don't like the Patriots as the favorite in 0x33
Smart money will be down early to take advantage of the opening line.
There are many who still have an issue laying on Ryan but the Falcons defense did just shut down the best QB in the game.
posted by cixelsyd at 01:36 PM on January 23
Atlanta by 8
Pittsburgh by 3
1. QB: Rodgers
2. RB: Bell
3. RX: A.Brown
4. INT: Burns
posted by cixelsyd at 03:43 PM on January 20
M&M show was tremendous even for those of us who normally despise sports media shows and all of their associated gimmicks. I suspect both M's will continue on with their schlock-free coverage and perhaps present 2 great options.
posted by cixelsyd at 09:59 AM on January 19
The only person who stopped Bell all day long was Pittsburgh's offensive coordinator.
Very similar to the Superbowl where the only chance in hell the Patriots had of stopping the Seahawks run game was for Carroll to call a center slant on on the goal line.
The prevailing coaching theme used to be run the ball down their throats - let them know exactly what we plan to do and do it anyways. Now it seems to be let's trick them with something we don't normally do or aren't as strong doing, possibly to get under the opposing teams skin but more likely to fail.
posted by cixelsyd at 04:00 PM on January 17
Kelce is the clear winner of this years Burfict / PacMan most brutal performance in a playoff game.
posted by cixelsyd at 11:40 AM on January 16
Atlanta by 9
New England by 20 **LOCK**
Pittsburgh by 7
Green Bay by 3
Quarterback with most passing yards: Brady
Player with most rushing yards: L.Bell
Player with most receiving yards: A.Brown
Player with a sack or partial sack: J.Harrison
posted by cixelsyd at 04:13 PM on January 13
Good finish by the looks of it.
Stopped watching in the 3rd quarter with Clemson down but pretty much doing whatever they wanted after Watson shook off his 1st half jitters.
posted by cixelsyd at 02:30 PM on January 10
Houston by 7
Seattle by 7
Pittsburgh by 10
New York Giants by 7
posted by cixelsyd at 05:32 PM on January 06
Still better owners than the Yorks.
posted by cixelsyd at 10:38 AM on January 06
49ers have trended steadily downward after the Yorks took over full ownership of the team from DeBartolo.
Their new stadium deal has them netting over $150 Million per year. Somebody (fan, reporter?) ought to do an analysis of how much money is being left on the table through the complete incompetence of management.
posted by cixelsyd at 04:04 PM on January 02
The only good move the Niners have made under York is hiring Harbaugh. If both York and Baalke had either been fired or allowed Harbaugh the least bit of input on team direction and personnel decisions the Niners might still be a playoff team today. Over half of their roster either quit or is now playing elsewhere, many on playoff teams.
posted by cixelsyd at 12:46 PM on January 02
Why would the SEC want four more teams?
$$ MONEY $$
Good move for the teams also. The payback for being the best in the ACC typically doesn't return a whole lot even if you beat the crap out of an over-ranked SEC team in a bowl. A move to the SEC pretty much ensures that you will be ranked at the start of the season and will have a shot a a championship if you beat a few over-ranked SEC teams and the out of conference patsies you schedule at home each year.
posted by cixelsyd at 08:47 PM on December 30
Baltimore by 7
New York Jets by 3
Tampa Bay by 4
Minnesota by 3
Pittsburgh by 13 **LOCK**
Dallas by 4
Green Bay by 9 **LOCK**
Tennessee by 7
Indianapolis by 6
New England by 10 **LOCK**
Atlanta by 7
Arizona by 4
Kansas City b7 9 **LOCK**
Denver by 6
Seattle by 13 **LOCK**
posted by cixelsyd at 01:14 PM on December 30
Carolina by 7
Miami by 3
Green Bay by 10 **LOCK**
New England by 13 **LOCK**
San Diego by 3
Tennessee by 6
Washington by 7 **LOCK**
Oakland by 3
Seattle by 4
Los Angeles by 4
Houston by 6
Pittsburgh by 4
Kansas City by 3
Dallas by 5
posted by cixelsyd at 02:27 PM on December 23
Watched the Giants a lot under Coughlin. He always seemed to have the right schemes called but often was the victim of brutal execution of his players. Rather than smooth execution sometimes it seemed he had guys who would just shoot themselves in the foot.
posted by cixelsyd at 11:02 PM on December 19
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