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Title: No football thread yet?
Post by: majorvices on September 07, 2010, 08:58:10 PM
The season is upon us - college has already started and pro starts on Thursday. I can't believe its taken this long for someone to start a thread.

Here's hoping my Titan's have a better start to the season this year than last!
Title: Re: No football thread yet?
Post by: mnstorm99 on September 07, 2010, 09:20:32 PM
Season starts in a couple days, but I have my doubts the Vikings can do what they did last year.  And...the Gophers still suck, when is this team going to get any better?!?!?!?
Title: Re: No football thread yet?
Post by: deepsouth on September 07, 2010, 09:26:07 PM
geaux saints.
Title: Re: No football thread yet?
Post by: majorvices on September 07, 2010, 09:34:46 PM
Season starts in a couple days, but I have my doubts the Vikings can do what they did last year.  And...the Gophers still suck, when is this team going to get any better?!?!?!?

Looks like Green Bay is going to be the team to beat in the division, if not in the NFC. Vikes might make a wildcard if they can get their receivers back - and if they can keep Favre healthy.
Title: Re: No football thread yet?
Post by: bluesman on September 07, 2010, 09:39:34 PM
I'm not even there yet.  I will be soon.  Once the weather breaks a bit.

Looking forward to it though.
Title: Re: No football thread yet?
Post by: andrew on September 07, 2010, 09:41:23 PM
geaux saints.

I second that!
Title: Re: No football thread yet?
Post by: Slowbrew on September 07, 2010, 09:44:17 PM
I have one more year of being forced to cheer for Nebraska.  My nephew is the starting kicker.  :D

If he gets taken in the draft next year I'll have new team to follow.  If not, I can go back to not really worrying about.  I've got too many kids in too many things to watch much football anymore.

Here's to great season for any team you cheer for!!

Paul
Title: Re: No football thread yet?
Post by: blatz on September 07, 2010, 09:45:30 PM
Still getting used to Gators AT (after Tebow), but all should be well until the end of October on that front.

Just looking for improvement on the Jags, no expectations beyond that.

Green Bay vs. Ravens in the Superbowl is my prediction.
Title: Re: No football thread yet?
Post by: majorvices on September 07, 2010, 09:56:32 PM
Still getting used to Gators AT (after Tebow), but all should be well until the end of October on that front.

Just looking for improvement on the Jags, no expectations beyond that.

Green Bay vs. Ravens in the Superbowl is my prediction.

We (the Yellowhammer brewing company) are planning on releasing a beer called "Tebow's Tears".  :P
Title: Re: No football thread yet?
Post by: tubercle on September 07, 2010, 10:15:40 PM
Carolina Gamecocks are off to a good start. Hope they can keep everybody out of jail this year.
Clemson sucks!!!! Or should I say "Clem's Son". Hillbilly bastards.

How 'bout them Cowboys! America's team 8)
Title: Re: No football thread yet?
Post by: Robert on September 07, 2010, 10:28:46 PM
My problem is my Ranger's are heading to the post-season so I can't really lose focus on them. Football can play second fiddle for a month during October at my house. But I do love football on Sunday's with the grill fired up and the homebrew flowing.

For the first time in a long time, the Superbowl will be a HOME game for one team.... ;D
Title: Re: No football thread yet?
Post by: Me on September 07, 2010, 10:31:15 PM
This topic is coming dangerously close to discussing religion.

I'm hoping for some improvement from the Denver Broncos now that we have Tim Tebow (which in turn means Jesus) on our side. We're taking the AFC West this year (Chargers are worthless)!

...and hopefully the CU Buffs can win a game or two more.
Title: Re: No football thread yet?
Post by: weithman5 on September 07, 2010, 10:43:10 PM
well, i have lost interest in pro football since the cleveland clowns left for baltimore.  however, keith, i hope we are discussing a national championship game between the tide and the buckeyes, in january.  though, i suspect the tide will still be heavily favored.  but the scarlet and crimson clash would be fun.
Title: Re: No football thread yet?
Post by: richardt on September 07, 2010, 11:06:05 PM
Kids:      GO SHARKS!

College:  GO BIG RED! (NEBRASKA)

Pro:        GO JAGUARS!

Title: Re: No football thread yet?
Post by: dhacker on September 07, 2010, 11:37:48 PM
The season is upon us - college has already started and pro starts on Thursday. I can't believe its taken this long for someone to start a thread.

Here's hoping my Titan's have a better start to the season this year than last!

Me too . . Unfortunately, I believe they have the second toughest schedule in the NFL this year.  :(
Title: Re: No football thread yet?
Post by: pinnah on September 08, 2010, 12:25:17 AM


disgruntled lifer Bronco fan here,
I don't recognize a thing after the Little Hoodie showed up. ::)



Title: Re: No football thread yet?
Post by: narvin on September 08, 2010, 12:27:32 AM
Still getting used to Gators AT (after Tebow), but all should be well until the end of October on that front.

Just looking for improvement on the Jags, no expectations beyond that.

Green Bay vs. Ravens in the Superbowl is my prediction.

Ravens look good on paper, but it's a long way from the preseason to the superbowl.  Flacco and the defense need to step up. We'll see... here's hoping.
Title: Re: No football thread yet?
Post by: nicneufeld on September 08, 2010, 12:31:23 AM
Go Navy Beat Army!

(http://www.usna-ctnpc.org/images/bill%20the%20goat.gif)
Title: Re: No football thread yet?
Post by: bluesman on September 08, 2010, 01:12:04 AM
Keith...you got me thinking about this and here's some odds to look at...

NFC North – Green Bay Packers (11-5)
Odds to win NFC North – +125 at BetUS.com

NFC South – New Orleans Saints (12-4)
Odds to win NFC South – -150 at BetUS.com

NFC West – San Francisco 49ers (11-5)
Odds to win NFC West – -110 at BetUS.com

NFC Wildcards – Atlanta Falcons (10-6) and Dallas Cowboys (9-7)

AFC East – New England Patriots (11-5)
Odds to win AFC East – +130 at BetUS.com

AFC North – Pittsburgh Steelers (10-6)
Odds of win AFC North – +240 at Sportsbook.com

AFC South – Indianapolis Colts (13-3)
Odds to win AFC South – -150

AFC West – San Diego Chargers (13-3)
Odds to win AFC West – -300 at Sportsbook.com

AFC Wildcards – Baltimore Ravens (10-6) and New York Jets (10-6)

Super Bowl 45 – February 6th, Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, Texas

Using the current 2011 Super Bowl Futures Odds at BetUS.com

Short Favorite – Indianapolis Colts – 8-to-1 at BetUS.com
Longshot – Green Bay Packers – 14-to-1 at BetUS

Title: Re: No football thread yet?
Post by: mnstorm99 on September 08, 2010, 01:15:50 AM

Looks like Green Bay is going to be the team to beat in the division, if not in the NFC. Vikes might make a wildcard if they can get their receivers back - and if they can keep Favre healthy.

I agree...Rodgers is primed to fight for an MVP.  That's a damn good team.
Title: Re: No football thread yet?
Post by: mnstorm99 on September 08, 2010, 01:19:33 AM
My problem is my Ranger's are heading to the post-season so I can't really lose focus on them.

Agree, this Twins-White Sox Pennant race could be fun...then hopefully a little October ball    8)
Title: Re: No football thread yet?
Post by: phillamb168 on September 08, 2010, 09:06:11 AM
Keith...you got me thinking about this and here's some odds to look at...

NFC North – Green Bay Packers (11-5)
Odds to win NFC North – +125 at BetUS.com

NFC South – New Orleans Saints (12-4)
Odds to win NFC South – -150 at BetUS.com

NFC West – San Francisco 49ers (11-5)
Odds to win NFC West – -110 at BetUS.com

NFC Wildcards – Atlanta Falcons (10-6) and Dallas Cowboys (9-7)

AFC East – New England Patriots (11-5)
Odds to win AFC East – +130 at BetUS.com

AFC North – Pittsburgh Steelers (10-6)
Odds of win AFC North – +240 at Sportsbook.com

AFC South – Indianapolis Colts (13-3)
Odds to win AFC South – -150

AFC West – San Diego Chargers (13-3)
Odds to win AFC West – -300 at Sportsbook.com

AFC Wildcards – Baltimore Ravens (10-6) and New York Jets (10-6)

Super Bowl 45 – February 6th, Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, Texas

Using the current 2011 Super Bowl Futures Odds at BetUS.com

Short Favorite – Indianapolis Colts – 8-to-1 at BetUS.com
Longshot – Green Bay Packers – 14-to-1 at BetUS



Obviously their site must be broken as it makes no mention of my Bears. Bear down! Beat Green Bay!
Title: Re: No football thread yet?
Post by: majorvices on September 08, 2010, 12:10:29 PM
Doesn't say anything about my Titan's either. That said, overall it looks pretty believable. All except Pittsburgh. That team is going to start out with major problems and I think they will have a hard time recovering. I think they have as much of a chance to win a WC as the Titans. And I am hoping the Titans are going to surprise every one the way they did 2008/9 season.  8)
Title: Re: No football thread yet?
Post by: akr71 on September 08, 2010, 12:43:34 PM
... All except Pittsburgh. That team is going to start out with major problems and I think they will have a hard time recovering. I think they have as much of a chance to win a WC as the Titans. And I am hoping the Titans are going to surprise every one the way they did 2008/9 season.  8)

The AFC N is a pretty tough division, even more so if they fall behind or start slow.  The Bengals are starting to look like a real team, you can't disregard the Ravens - so the only real pushover is the Browns.  Its pretty tough to make a WC spot as the 3rd team in the division.

I think the Titans will be a tough team (but I hope not  :D ).  The Texans seam like perennial "almost there's" and the Jags don't worry me (I hope I don't regret those words).

GO COLTS!!
 (If we could get Marshall Faulk to come out of retirement, we'd have a running game again - and he'd probably still be better than any RB on the team).
Title: Re: No football thread yet?
Post by: theDarkSide on September 08, 2010, 12:54:03 PM
I'm going to the opener for the Patriots on Sunday.  Looking forward to another year.  I was at the preseason game a couple weeks ago and wan't impressed with the defense so hopefully they can work that s%$t out.

Looks like my Red Sox are almost done for the season, so it's football from here on out.

GO PATS!!!!
Title: Re: No football thread yet?
Post by: blatz on September 08, 2010, 02:24:40 PM
Doesn't say anything about my Titan's either. That said, overall it looks pretty believable. All except Pittsburgh. That team is going to start out with major problems and I think they will have a hard time recovering. I think they have as much of a chance to win a WC as the Titans. And I am hoping the Titans are going to surprise every one the way they did 2008/9 season.  8)

Keith

I betcha the Jags steal at least one if not both games from them this year, which doesn't portend for a playoff run. ;D

Title: Re: No football thread yet?
Post by: Hokerer on September 08, 2010, 02:33:10 PM
How 'bout splitting this thread into "Overpaid Prima-donna Football" (NFL) and "Real Football" (NCAA)?  Although I guess the "overpaid" part might factor into real football if your Reggie Bush or any member of the UNC team :)
Title: Re: No football thread yet?
Post by: blatz on September 08, 2010, 02:40:45 PM
How 'bout splitting this thread into "Overpaid Prima-donna Football" (NFL) and "Real Football" (NCAA)?  Although I guess the "overpaid" part might factor into real football if your Reggie Bush or any member of the UNC team :)

okay so to get it started:

why couldn't your receiver hold on to the ball so we wouldn't have to listen to "should Boise State be in the National Championship" game all year long as they walk through the remainder of their cupcake schedule?   ;) ;D
Title: Re: No football thread yet?
Post by: Hokerer on September 08, 2010, 03:48:47 PM
okay so to get it started:

why couldn't your receiver hold on to the ball so we wouldn't have to listen to "should Boise State be in the National Championship" game all year long as they walk through the remainder of their cupcake schedule?   ;) ;D

Yep, and why did we gift-wrap them 17 points to start the game?  We blew it but now we've got a dilemma:  do we root for BSU here on out to make us look better or do we root for someone (several someones actually) to beat them so we don't have to endure the "BCS" crap? 

Personally, I'm not sure yet.  Want us to look good but I was upper deck row 1 directly above the fans in blue and when they started chanting "BCS, BCS,..." at the end, I must admit that a fleeting temptation crossed my mind to "accidently" spill something over the edge.
Title: Re: No football thread yet?
Post by: majorvices on September 08, 2010, 03:51:53 PM
Doesn't say anything about my Titan's either. That said, overall it looks pretty believable. All except Pittsburgh. That team is going to start out with major problems and I think they will have a hard time recovering. I think they have as much of a chance to win a WC as the Titans. And I am hoping the Titans are going to surprise every one the way they did 2008/9 season.  8)

Keith

I betcha the Jags steal at least one if not both games from them this year, which doesn't portend for a playoff run. ;D



I'd be willing to literally  take that bet - that they will win two against my Titans. How comfortable do you really feel?
Title: Re: No football thread yet?
Post by: blatz on September 08, 2010, 03:54:38 PM
Doesn't say anything about my Titan's either. That said, overall it looks pretty believable. All except Pittsburgh. That team is going to start out with major problems and I think they will have a hard time recovering. I think they have as much of a chance to win a WC as the Titans. And I am hoping the Titans are going to surprise every one the way they did 2008/9 season.  8)

Keith

I betcha the Jags steal at least one if not both games from them this year, which doesn't portend for a playoff run. ;D



I'd be willing to literally  take that bet - that they will win two against my Titans. How comfortable do you really feel?

beer related bet, sure. I'll PM you.
Title: Re: No football thread yet?
Post by: blatz on September 08, 2010, 03:56:06 PM
at the end, I must admit that a fleeting temptation crossed my mind to "accidently" spill something over the edge.

now that is funny.  damn, that was a good game, but only because you guys were slow out of the gate. 
Title: Re: No football thread yet?
Post by: majorvices on September 08, 2010, 03:57:43 PM
How 'bout splitting this thread into "Overpaid Prima-donna Football" (NFL) and "Real Football" (NCAA)?  Although I guess the "overpaid" part might factor into real football if your Reggie Bush or any member of the UNC team :)

I enjoy both, but I like the NFL much better. College football would be fine if there were more actual games rather than 44-3 blowouts that just aren't really fun to watch. And the fact that you have to expect your team to be undefeated to actually win the "Championship" or have any respectable ranking is kind of silly. And the fact that there is no real play off, only a few sports writers opinions who should play who. And the fact that the "Nation Champion" will always really be in doubt since there is no type of playoff system.

No, college football is fine but it is no where near as slick or as fun as the NFL.
Title: Re: No football thread yet?
Post by: Mikey on September 08, 2010, 04:39:27 PM
I like the cheerleaders.:P
Title: Re: No football thread yet?
Post by: hambone on September 08, 2010, 05:19:24 PM
Geaux Saints!!!

Geaux Tigers!!!

Geaux Tailgatin'!!!
Title: Re: No football thread yet?
Post by: 6thstreet on September 08, 2010, 08:19:49 PM
Im just going to pretend that Pete Carrol will make a decent nfl coach and lead the hawks out of the mess they are in.  If we can keep Hasselback off his back it will at least be an improvement.
Title: Re: No football thread yet?
Post by: bonjour on September 08, 2010, 08:40:28 PM
I figure the Lions will win the uber bowl.

Title: Re: No football thread yet?
Post by: theDarkSide on September 08, 2010, 08:43:07 PM
Im just going to pretend that Pete Carrol will make a decent nfl coach and lead the hawks out of the mess they are in.  If we can keep Hasselback off his back it will at least be an improvement.

As a Patriots fan, I can tell you he's not.   He's was a "player's coach", and the players walked all over him.
Title: Re: No football thread yet?
Post by: blatz on September 08, 2010, 08:52:27 PM
I figure the Lions will win the uber bowl.

I'm thinking they're going to be better than you'd expect - they are starting to get some pieces in place.  Not playoffs yet (lets not get crazy here), but Stafford will win you some games.

 He's was a "player's coach", and the players walked all over him.

Yeah, Mike Williams is a better player than Housyourmama?  Riiiiight....

I'm not one to armchair personell moves as GMs/scouts get paid a lot for what they do, but that one smells pretty 'homerish'.
Title: Re: No football thread yet?
Post by: yugamrap on September 09, 2010, 01:23:02 AM
Check the avatar...that's right...Browns fan....
Title: Re: No football thread yet?
Post by: richardt on September 09, 2010, 01:29:31 AM
Don't forget Arena Football and, of course, the Lingerie Football League http://www.lflus.com/schedule/ (http://www.lflus.com/schedule/).
Title: Re: No football thread yet?
Post by: theDarkSide on September 09, 2010, 12:34:43 PM
CRAP!!!!!

http://www.bostonherald.com/news/regional/view/20100909tom_brady_involved_in_car_accident/srvc=home&position=recent
Title: Re: No football thread yet?
Post by: blatz on September 09, 2010, 01:16:24 PM
CRAP!!!!!

http://www.bostonherald.com/news/regional/view/20100909tom_brady_involved_in_car_accident/srvc=home&position=recent

no worries - he's already at practice according to the wire.
Title: Re: No football thread yet?
Post by: Hokerer on September 09, 2010, 01:28:26 PM
CRAP!!!!!

http://www.bostonherald.com/news/regional/view/20100909tom_brady_involved_in_car_accident/srvc=home&position=recent

Was it a "Tiger" kind of car accident?
Title: Re: No football thread yet?
Post by: bonjour on September 09, 2010, 01:33:33 PM
The Lions do have a chance at being the most improved team.  They certainly can't fall.
Title: Re: No football thread yet?
Post by: deepsouth on September 09, 2010, 02:50:42 PM
geaux saints!
Title: Re: No football thread yet?
Post by: majorvices on September 09, 2010, 08:34:43 PM
I'd be stoked for the game to night if I was a Saints fan. Hell, I'm not even a saint fan and I'm stoked. But I will be watching my son play football tonight so I'll be missing it. Even though he'll only play probably 4 downs or so.
Title: Re: No football thread yet?
Post by: tschmidlin on September 09, 2010, 10:55:08 PM
I'd be stoked for the game to night if I was a Saints fan. Hell, I'm not even a saint fan and I'm stoked. But I will be watching my son play football tonight so I'll be missing it. Even though he'll only play probably 4 downs or so.
Place kicker?
Title: Re: No football thread yet?
Post by: majorvices on September 10, 2010, 12:02:04 PM
No. But if he was I'd be proud.  ;) It' his first year and he plays on the kick off team and free saftey, but as a sub. He actually got to play 10 or 12 downs last night and made 2 tackles and almost picked off a pass. It was great.

BTW: OUCH!!! (http://www.bostonherald.com/sports/football/other_nfl/view/20100910brett_favre_not_worth_the_raise_on_vikings_opening_night/srvc=sports&position=recent_bullet)  
Title: Re: No football thread yet?
Post by: tschmidlin on September 10, 2010, 04:00:52 PM
BTW: OUCH!!! (http://www.bostonherald.com/sports/football/other_nfl/view/20100910brett_favre_not_worth_the_raise_on_vikings_opening_night/srvc=sports&position=recent_bullet)  
Wow, that's pretty harsh.  I watched the second half and I'm not saying the guy is wrong in his assessment of the way they played, but it wasn't all Favre.  After the mistakes NO made (two missed FGs) they were still in the game, so how about a D that can get the ball back for a last minute drive instead of letting NO run out the clock?

No. But if he was I'd be proud.  ;) It' his first year and he plays on the kick off team and free saftey, but as a sub. He actually got to play 10 or 12 downs last night and made 2 tackles and almost picked off a pass. It was great.
Awesome!  Playing like that he might get in the game more often. :)

I'm hoping if my son decides to play he'll want to be a kicker - less chance of a head injury.
Title: Re: No football thread yet?
Post by: majorvices on September 10, 2010, 06:55:16 PM
Absolutely it was harsh! Made some good points though. Perhaps not all deserved. But it helps to be in tune with your receivers. I honestly didn't watch the game I just thought it was interesting. I bet Green Bay is chomping at the bit to play the Vikes this year. What fun!  :D
Title: Re: No football thread yet?
Post by: maxieboy on September 10, 2010, 09:49:39 PM
Check this tweet:

ConanOBrien
  Great game last night. Brett Favre fell on two loose balls and that was in the locker room.

 :D
Title: Re: No football thread yet?
Post by: theDarkSide on September 13, 2010, 12:34:41 PM
GO PATS!!!!!
Title: Re: No football thread yet?
Post by: bonjour on September 13, 2010, 12:36:40 PM
Zebras 1, Lions 0

Title: Re: No football thread yet?
Post by: phillamb168 on September 13, 2010, 01:37:47 PM
Zebras 1, Lions 0

As a Bears fan I'll say: We should have lost that one. I'm happy we got a W, but what a s***ty call. Would have preferred it got called on the Pack during a Bears/Packers game, though.
Title: Re: No football thread yet?
Post by: maxieboy on September 13, 2010, 01:55:30 PM
Zebras 1, Lions 0



Disgusting call, wasn't it?
Title: Re: No football thread yet?
Post by: majorvices on September 13, 2010, 02:17:53 PM
I know it was just the Raiders but my Titans looked pretty good yesterday, another 100+ day for Christ Johnson!

Damn, I'm worried about those Texans though!
Title: Re: No football thread yet?
Post by: dhacker on September 13, 2010, 02:36:35 PM
For sure!

How long has it been since Indy has brought up the rear of that division? :o
Title: Re: No football thread yet?
Post by: blatz on September 13, 2010, 02:41:32 PM
For sure!

How long has it been since Indy has brought up the rear of that division? :o

I think the world of Peyton Manning, but gawd I love seeing him pout on the sidelines.  ;D
Title: Re: No football thread yet?
Post by: theDarkSide on September 17, 2010, 07:10:05 PM
Time for the Jets to feel what "Hard Knocks" are really like!!!

GO PATS!!!!
Title: Re: No football thread yet?
Post by: marty on September 17, 2010, 09:00:12 PM
I'm going to the opener for the Patriots on Sunday.  Looking forward to another year.  I was at the preseason game a couple weeks ago and wan't impressed with the defense so hopefully they can work that s%$t out.

Looks like my Red Sox are almost done for the season, so it's football from here on out.

GO PATS!!!!

did you try the Patriot Homebrew contest winner?
Title: Re: No football thread yet?
Post by: marty on September 17, 2010, 09:01:36 PM
How 'bout splitting this thread into "Overpaid Prima-donna Football" (NFL) and "Real Football" (NCAA)?  Although I guess the "overpaid" part might factor into real football if your Reggie Bush or any member of the UNC team :)

I enjoy both, but I like the NFL much better. College football would be fine if there were more actual games rather than 44-3 blowouts that just aren't really fun to watch. And the fact that you have to expect your team to be undefeated to actually win the "Championship" or have any respectable ranking is kind of silly. And the fact that there is no real play off, only a few sports writers opinions who should play who. And the fact that the "Nation Champion" will always really be in doubt since there is no type of playoff system.

No, college football is fine but it is no where near as slick or as fun as the NFL.

I think College football is great,   a great minor league for the NFL
Title: Re: No football thread yet?
Post by: theDarkSide on September 20, 2010, 12:22:06 PM
did you try the Patriot Homebrew contest winner?

I did during preseason.  Not bad, but I would have preferred a bit more smoke to it.  I had a hard time picking it out.