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Re: Let the Games Begin!
« Reply #210 on: December 18, 2013, 11:05:26 AM »
I don't like using the refs as an excuse. The Lions should have won that game in spite of the refs. They had their opportunities and didn't take advantage.

On that note, I've never seen such blatantly obvious calls go uncalled like they did that night. There were 2 or 3 major calls that went against the Lions that were wrong. Only the Lions find a way to lose like that. I'm starting to believe in the curse.
There are a lot of little things in each game that contribute to the outcome, so I agree the lions should have won despite the bad calls.  But the refs should not have an uneven impact on the game, and I think it is worthwhile to point it out when they mess stuff up.  It doesn't change the past, but it might affect the future.
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Re: Let the Games Begin!
« Reply #211 on: December 18, 2013, 11:27:14 AM »
It doesn't change the past, but it might affect the future.

Dooo eeeee oooooooooooo!!!


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Re: Let the Games Begin!
« Reply #212 on: December 18, 2013, 11:32:21 AM »
If their reasoning is it is an illegal hit because he is the punter, I've got to call BS.  If he's going to try to tackle then he's got to be fair game to get smacked.

If they want to call it illegal because he hit him high that's fine.

It's like the QB after an interception - if you want to protect him, he needs to keep himself out of the play.  If he wants to get involved, he should be fair game.

No kidding.  Did they change a rule recently?  I remember watching games where there was an interception and guys would go right after the quarterback, even though he was no where near the play.

This kicker definitely would have made an impact on this play if not blocked ( and probably would have been just as hurt).
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Re: Let the Games Begin!
« Reply #213 on: December 18, 2013, 11:48:27 AM »
But the refs should not have an uneven impact on the game, and I think it is worthwhile to point it out when they mess stuff up. 

Agreed.  Seems like they are under a lot of scrutiny this year, and not just on this forum. ;)

This kicker definitely would have made an impact on this play if not blocked ( and probably would have been just as hurt).


Naw.  That dude is on IR and gone for the year with a fractured spine and a busted jaw. 


Definitely thought this was Detroits year to sweep the division...with Daaable Check Rodgers and the Cutler out. :-\

Thanks again Miami.  I had thought only the Ravens would upset the Pats down the stretch. ;D





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Re: Let the Games Begin!
« Reply #214 on: December 18, 2013, 12:21:30 PM »
Thanks again Miami.  I had thought only the Ravens would upset the Pats down the stretch. ;D

"Brady plays well in the cold." 
Is 84 and sunny cold?  ;D

I gotta say, being a Dolphan and going into Week 16 with a glimmer of hope is a bit f##king weird!   ::)

It's fun watching Tannehill develop.  I like Coach Philbin too.  He kinda reminds me of Tom Landry a bit - without the suit.
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Re: Let the Games Begin!
« Reply #215 on: December 18, 2013, 12:25:57 PM »
I like Coach Philbin too.  He kinda reminds me of Tom Landry a bit - without the suit.

or the hat.
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Re: Let the Games Begin!
« Reply #216 on: December 18, 2013, 12:50:15 PM »
Without their hats they look like they could be related
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« Reply #217 on: December 18, 2013, 12:54:14 PM »
Without their hats they look like they could be related

So do these guys...weird.
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Re: Let the Games Begin!
« Reply #218 on: December 18, 2013, 01:00:09 PM »
Yeah, well we saw last Sunday what happens when you trade your hoodie for a visor, ay?    ;D
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Re: Let the Games Begin!
« Reply #219 on: December 18, 2013, 09:51:10 PM »
Franco Harris on Inside the NFL this week: still a class act!

So far this season they've had Jim Brown, Earl Campbell and Franco Harris.  Seems to me if they get Larry Csonka on there it will be a perfect season!
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Re: Let the Games Begin!
« Reply #220 on: December 23, 2013, 06:33:07 AM »
Congratulations to Peyton Manning for breaking the single season TD record.  The guy definitely is one of the best that has ever played.

Of course I'm a happy camper after the Pats bi$%^ slapped the Ravens yesterday.  I also think Blount does the Ray Lewis dance better than Ray Lewis himself.

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Re: Let the Games Begin!
« Reply #221 on: December 23, 2013, 08:06:21 AM »
Cautiously optimistic about the Eagles.  Never take your foot off the gas!
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« Reply #222 on: December 23, 2013, 08:10:50 AM »
Cautiously optimistic about the Colts. After being in a funk for most of 6 weeks after losing Reggie Wayne, they've won 2 in a row to go 10-5.  Kicked KC all over the field in their yard yesterday. We'll see.
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Re: Let the Games Begin!
« Reply #223 on: December 23, 2013, 10:29:32 AM »
Cautiously optimistic about the Eagles.  Never take your foot off the gas!

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Amazing offensive display yesterday!
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« Reply #224 on: December 23, 2013, 12:30:37 PM »
"BUFFALO BEAT MIAMI?  YOU'RE SICK, YOU'RE SICK, YOU'RE SICK!" - Steve Martin, Comedy is Not Pretty

I know, right?  I'm sitting there thinking to myself, "I'm paying HOW much for Sunday Ticket to watch this s***?!"
The Dolphins had nothing.  I turned it off after Matt Moore threw it to the wrong guy.

Somehow (with help from the Patriots [did I say that out loud?!]) the Dolphins still have a little bit of hope to play on beyond next Sunday.
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