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What's with the PC view of class as it pertains to not letting the Pats have exactly what they deserve? Have we forgotton so quickly these topics? We are perfect. We are the greatest ever. Bow down to the kings of sport. Cheer for us, we are perfect. All of the above were within the last 30 days. This is my favorite. Brady had a game for the ages yesterday, and that 26-28 could easily have been 28-28: his only incompletions were on-the-money drops (that Welker drop that would have kept the drive going was so frustrating!). If he has that kind of patience next week... it'll be a massacre. The Patriots have so many options, you simply can't cover them all, and the only weak link is if Brady can't find them. But when the offensive line gives him some extra time, and he "takes what the defense gives", he looks damn good. lbb: (Brady set another record in yesterday's game, btw -- a 92.9 completion percentage, highest for a quarterback in any NFL game, regular season or postseason.) There were at least three records, however inconsequential- highest completion percentage, and along with that most consecutive completions in the playoffs (16, before his first of two incompletions), and I think they flashed up something about most home wins/winning percentage in the playoffs; I believe he's undefeated at home, or had the most wins at home, or something. Harrison also extended/set a record for most consecutive playoff games with an INT, at 4. Really, at this point- with the Colts out of it- those not fans of San Diego, Green Bay, Dallas, or New York should be rooting for the Patriots: this is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see perfection. As someone said earlier, if you go into the 9th with your team being beaten by a perfect game... you start rooting for a perfect game, even if it's the Yankees. Oh, and highest QB rating in playoff history (141.4). Odd that it wasn't "perfect" as a QB rating, because you can't imagine a better game, but I guess his yards-per-pass was too low. posted by Hal Incandenza at 4:00 PM CST on January 13 Just think if any other NFL team goes undefeated next year AND wins the SB. The Pats would go from potentially the greatest team ever to Mark Mcgwire in 1 year. A once in a life time chance to see perfection? Trademarking 19-0? This team and some of it's fans were just asking to lose. Classy?
posted by Prophite at 03:31 PM on February 04
And the line of Gagne, Briere and Forsberg will be a good line - but hardly the best in hockey. Just a little fact to attempt to support my claim. Gagne, Briere, Knuble (Timonen/Richards) is the best powerplay unit in the NHL. Forsberg is a powerplay specialist. Knuble leads the Flyers in powerplay goals. You put Forsberg in Knuble's place and you will have the most productive powerplay unit the NHL has seen in a long time.
posted by Prophite at 02:30 PM on February 04
I really doubt people's first inclination after the game was, "I need to go say congrats to Giant fans on a website like RIGHT NOW!" Sorry, I thought everyone was as naturally punctual as yourself. That said, I can't help but get the feeling there would have been a server crash with at least 10 Pats fans posting a thread titled Perfect! all at once. Know what I mean? You should also cut me a little slack, this is the first time all season I've been able to take a legit jab at the Pats or their fans for losing.
posted by Prophite at 06:25 AM on February 04
Not sure how close you've been following this story, but Paul Holmgren just got back from a trip to Sweden. The new best line in the NHL will be Gagne, Briere, Forsberg. Forsberg coupled with the best powerplay in the league equals serious trouble. If and when Homlgren can pull this off, it cements him as the GM of the year hands down.
posted by Prophite at 06:04 AM on February 04
Whatever top ten, Bad boys, subject change. Watching Bill leave regardless of how many people tried to tell him there was 1 second and the NFL said they had to play it off the clock was the bottom of the barrel, I'm taking my ball and going home type crap. How many times during the season would it have been acceptable or at least understandable, for entire teams to walk off with time on the clock while the Pats were busy worrying about running up scores and setting records. Nobody walked off even while that scrub Gaffney danced around like a complete idiot. Bill didn't want to see the Giants take a knee to beat them for all the marbles. He wanted his head in the sand. He was completely embarrassed and it was priceless. Kudos to the Pats fans with the class to come here and say congratulations. To the others who went on and on, paragraph after paragraph about how it's going to feel to be perfect and haven't shown up to at least say good game, I say, take a good look at the real Pats team without any lucky breaks. Greatest team ever? Greatest Dynasty ever? Hardly. In reality no better than the 5th seed wild card team from the NFC in 07-08. The ending to this Superbowl was Perfect in my opinion.
posted by Prophite at 05:46 AM on February 04
When BB was begging for a 1st down via a replay challenge to determine if the 12th man on the field was either, in the air or he still had 1 foot in the field of play, I saw the foundation cracking.
posted by Prophite at 12:00 AM on February 04
It was classic watching Bill B. leave the field before the game was over. Down go the Pats. Wow.
posted by Prophite at 09:33 PM on February 03
Black hand, to be on the verge of doing what they (may be)about to do and pulling a stunt like that (if it was a ploy), what would have been the point? You can't be labeled the greatest team ever if you feel the need to pull something like that. (Again my comment was made based on it maybe being a ploy). Toying with the injury report is one thing, risking real injury (tripping and falling with a walking cast on)is another. How would that have played out: Tom Brady sprains left ankle while faking injury to right ankle. That would have been kind of ironic.
posted by Prophite at 06:12 PM on January 22
If it's a ploy, what has the sporting world come to?
posted by Prophite at 05:57 AM on January 22
A clerk in the Warrants Division told The Associated Press that the petition of Wanda S. Jackson had been withdrawn on Wednesday. I think she found out the cost of filing a false police report. We could have saved some space if we waited 1 more day to discuss this. Then again, if we did, we wouldn't be discussing this.
posted by Prophite at 06:22 PM on January 16
Achy breaky heart, Living la vida loca, Macarena, New Eangland Patriots stories.
posted by Prophite at 05:18 PM on January 14
Downie: 6 games, 2 goals- 2 assts, +3, 16 pims. Flyers have moved him up to the 2nd or 3rd line. His 2 assts came in a win against division rival NY Rangers.
posted by Prophite at 11:52 AM on January 11
With all that said, I still say, 4 minute minor. Next subject. BTW, Downie: 5 games played- 2 goals 0 assts- +1- 12 pims. Flyers Best player Gagne has missed 30 games this year after his second concussion Nov 7th. 10 games played, 2 concussions. First 1 from Boumeester (drunk driving defenseman) and his second from Gary Roberts (washed up 4th liner). Doesn't seem as if teams are going after him. The Flyers have been on the receiving end of questionable play, but I couldn't find anything in the records here.
posted by Prophite at 10:59 AM on January 09
Right sandskater, which is why they let brashear go and opted for Brierre, Lupul and kimo Timonnen. They went after the NHL's top thugs that's for sure. And grum at work you are going on about an investigation that never happened. He had a phone call with the V.P. of the NHL and he decided no further punishment was warranted. So as it stands we are still arguing about a 4 minute minor. Comparing my reaction to a 4 minute minor to what are boys are going through over in Iraq is water you can tread in alone.
posted by Prophite at 09:09 AM on January 08
There's no issue with talking about suspensions at all. But to say Downie is at it again and then someone chime in with, "it should cost them a 1st rounder", when all he got was a 4 minute minor it's just a little over kill. It's kind of a give me a break type thing here. What's next? Flyers team plane goes down! See I told you they should have played better, that's nothing but Karma. To hell with them all! It's Hockey, a guy got punched. Front page news?
posted by Prophite at 11:05 PM on January 07
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