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"The most plausible route to the death of football starts with liability suits."
And ends with easily written contracts that hold the owners not liable.
Tyler Cowen and Kevin Grier I'm sorry.
Imagine all the people.
You, you may say
I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one
I hope some day you'll join us
And the world will live as one
posted by vapidave at 05:18 PM on February 10
The wife has instructed me to go fetch sandwiches and I'm hungry so I'm going to have to bail but as to the matter of coaches I'll note: When the league had 28 teams 13 of the 28 active head coaches had been assistant coaches to Bill Walsh.
posted by vapidave at 11:34 PM on February 05
"Meh. Ben Roethlisberger has two rings, too, and I wouldn't call him "elite." If all of Manning's signature victories weren't due to inCREDible catches of crap passes, I might allow as to how he might be in the same class as his brother, much less Tom Brady. But he ain't.".
I totally hear you. But I'm still not ready to separate Joe Montana from Jerry Rice or Troy Aikman from Michael Irvin or Stabler from Biletnikoff or Bradwhaw from Swann or Stallworth.
I will go ahead and list my first three pics for my all-time team though:
Quarterback: Joe Montana
posted by vapidave at 11:07 PM on February 05
I don't hang around here much so I apologize if I seem to be trolling but:
Elway: 2 for 5
Brady: 3 for 5
Bradshaw: 4 for 4
Montana: 4 for 4
Eli is elite because he didn't panic and fuck up. I think Eli survived because of his defense but so did Montana with Haley and Lott. So often that's the case in close games.
I think we can reasonably reduce the "Best Quarterback Ever" debate though to being between Bradshaw and Montana if rings are the metric.
Unless Eli gets 2 more but, as a Saints fan, I see Brees coming between Eli and his goal.
I'm just sad because no football for a while now.
posted by vapidave at 10:35 PM on February 05
Re Hockey: and Re Winnipeg: Pavelec is doing great but the Winnipeg 5-man defense is failing to attack the puck-handler. (Their power-play defense is excellent though).
posted by vapidave at 12:05 AM on October 19
Dang, Buck and Aikman were so desperate for a Dallas win they tried to give them a 5th down.
"So I turn the TV on today expecting to see the Bengals game on my local CBS affiliate only to find the Browns game on and a message ticking by the bottom of the screen saying that NFL rules require the Bengals game to be a sellout in order for the game to be aired in the Dayton market. What the hell?"
Where have you been these last few decades?
I, an expat Saints fan found this: http://www.firstrowsports.tv/
I've used it for baseball and hockey and football.
posted by vapidave at 04:39 PM on October 02
I just want it recorded that Fox Sports here in Seattle pulled a Heidi and switched coverage away from the last minutes of regulation time Saints/Redskins game to cover the start of the Seahawks (4 and 7) Niners (5 and 6) game. Profanity and questioning whether Fox Sports is staffed by actual sports fans ensued. They could easily have switched coverage to FSN and interrupted Midget Bowling or whatever was on.
posted by vapidave at 02:08 PM on December 07
The reason that Dallas lost was because Marion Barber hurt his leg (right or left hamstring) on one of the last plays of the second quarter and Dallas failed to adapt. They kept him in after his injury but with decreased capacity originally as a decoy, which was smart. Then kept him in too long. Check the first half stats vs the second half stats, and then watch the game again. Then watch his blitz pick-ups in the first half (crushing) and watch him limp around in the same role in the second half. Watch his taking on the initial attempted tackle in the first half, then compare that to his performance in the second half. I don't blame Marion Barber for trying, there is a culture of playing through pain. I do blame the coaches for allowing an injured back to fry to fulfill a role he was no longer capable of fulfilling. This is on the offensive coordinator.
posted by vapidave at 09:04 PM on January 13
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