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Re: NFL thread (2011-12)
« Reply #3800: February 06, 2012, 03:32:24 PM »
yeah, i replied to him earlier, the link i provided was to the actual play.

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« Reply #3801: February 06, 2012, 04:57:37 PM »
Bill Simmons:

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Like every other New England Patriots fan, I spent the hours after Super Bowl XLVI trapped in some sort of catatonic trance. It happened again? Against the same team? How could THAT happen again? This was like watching one of those lazy movie sequels — like Another 48 Hours, or The Hangover Part II — when they don't have any inventive ideas, so they overpay everyone involved and shoot a script with the same beats.

They brought Eli and Brady back. And Coughlin and Belichick. And Welker. And the scary Giants' defensive line. They added a few new characters (JPP, Gronk, Cruz, Hernandez, Nicks, Moore) to avoid completely ripping off the first movie … but we knew better. Everyone dressed the same — blue jerseys for the Pats, white and red jerseys for the Giants. They played indoors again, in a state-of-the-art football complex packed with Giants fans. Same movie, more Roman numerals.

Just like last time, the Giants dominated the game and somehow fell behind. Just like last time, the Patriots had a chance to finish them off (and couldn't). Just like last time, Eli came through (and Brady didn't). Just like last time, the Patriots botched a catch that probably would have clinched the Super Bowl. Just like last time, Eli hooked up with a receiver for an incredible, momentum-swinging moment that made every Giants fan say, "We're going to win." Just like last time, the Patriots had the ball in the final minute with a puncher's chance to win, took a crushing sack, then nearly flipped the game with a miracle Hail Mary catch. Just like last time, I scurried out of the stadium as fast as humanly possible.


http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/7547184/searching-silver-linings-indianapolis

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Re: NFL thread (2011-12)
« Reply #3802: February 06, 2012, 05:00:16 PM »
Bill Simmons:

http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/7547184/searching-silver-linings-indianapolis


freak you simmons, he probably thinks that because the pats haven't won in a few years that he has a hard life as a sports fan

IM BILL SIMMONS AND LOOK HOW I TIED IN RYAN GOSLING'S MOVIE STAR STATUS TO MY COLUMN ABOUT HOW I SHOULD RUN THE NBA, GUYS BY THE WAY I HAD LUNCH WITH FRIEND GEORGE CLOONEY LAST WEEK, LET ME BRAG ABOUT IT SOME MORE, I CAME UP WITH THIS NEW NICKNAME FOR HIM THAT IS HILARIOUSLY WITTY AND MAKES ME BETTER THAN YOU

/nods vigorously

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Re: NFL thread (2011-12)
« Reply #3803: February 06, 2012, 05:15:42 PM »
:lmao:

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Re: NFL thread (2011-12)
« Reply #3804: February 06, 2012, 06:14:24 PM »
I have no familiarity with Simmons but that was a damn funny rant anyway :lol:

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Re: NFL thread (2011-12)
« Reply #3805: February 06, 2012, 06:23:37 PM »
I love a good rant!  :lol:

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Re: NFL thread (2011-12)
« Reply #3806: February 06, 2012, 06:24:13 PM »
I wonder how that Ravens/Patriots fan feels today.  :lmao:

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Re: NFL thread (2011-12)
« Reply #3807: February 06, 2012, 06:25:31 PM »
Anybody catch the video of Gisele ripping Brady's teammates for losing the Superbowl?  :lol:

I guess one of his teammates caused him to throw a bad interception.

Next time, if there is a next time, I would keep her as far away from the football field as I could.

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Re: NFL thread (2011-12)
« Reply #3808: February 06, 2012, 06:27:44 PM »
I wonder how that Ravens/Patriots fan feels today.  :lmao:

LMAO! He's probably breaking out that fresh, new Giants Superbowl gear! Daddy's got a new team! :lol:

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« Reply #3809: February 06, 2012, 06:28:57 PM »
Yeah she's not very sharp. I think NE is going to have to tweak its philosophy if they want to become what they were and still wish they were.

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Re: NFL thread (2011-12)
« Reply #3810: February 06, 2012, 06:30:45 PM »
freak you simmons, he probably thinks that because the pats haven't won in a few years that he has a hard life as a sports fan

IM BILL SIMMONS AND LOOK HOW I TIED IN RYAN GOSLING'S MOVIE STAR STATUS TO MY COLUMN ABOUT HOW I SHOULD RUN THE NBA, GUYS BY THE WAY I HAD LUNCH WITH FRIEND GEORGE CLOONEY LAST WEEK, LET ME BRAG ABOUT IT SOME MORE, I CAME UP WITH THIS NEW NICKNAME FOR HIM THAT IS HILARIOUSLY WITTY AND MAKES ME BETTER THAN YOU

/nods vigorously

at least he is amusing and relatively original- 90% of football writers deal in pure cliche 

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Re: NFL thread (2011-12)
« Reply #3811: February 06, 2012, 06:38:41 PM »
Todd Haley the new OC for the Steelers.  He's excited:

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Re: NFL thread (2011-12)
« Reply #3812: February 06, 2012, 09:39:56 PM »
I laughed at the below, but I can't really knock Brady for being 3-2 in 5 super bowls in 11 years.


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Re: NFL thread (2011-12)
« Reply #3813: February 06, 2012, 10:25:14 PM »
Todd Haley the new OC for the Steelers.  He's excited:
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Nice hire by the Steelers. I was hoping that the Ravens would hire Haley, but they decided to go with Cam ball for another season.  :?

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Re: NFL thread (2011-12)
« Reply #3814: February 06, 2012, 10:32:56 PM »
Srsly.  And here we still string popcorn around the tree every year to commemorate something that happened when there was still a country called the USSR.

I laughed at the below, but I can't really knock Brady for being 3-2 in 5 super bowls in 11 years.

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« Reply #3815: February 06, 2012, 10:50:17 PM »
Srsly.  And here we still string popcorn around the tree every year to commemorate something that happened when there was still a country called the USSR.



huh?

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Re: NFL thread (2011-12)
« Reply #3816: February 08, 2012, 09:12:03 PM »
Didn't know they had snipers at the Super Bowl.


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« Reply #3817: February 08, 2012, 09:18:16 PM »
Didn't know they had snipers at the Super Bowl.

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Belichick figured it was easier than filming opponents practices.

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Re: NFL thread (2011-12)
« Reply #3818: February 08, 2012, 09:21:45 PM »
Didn't know they had snipers at the Super Bowl.

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Powerful symbolism.  Could just as easily go in the politics thread.

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Re: NFL thread (2011-12)
« Reply #3819: February 08, 2012, 09:27:36 PM »
:shrug: want it moved?

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Re: NFL thread (2011-12)
« Reply #3820: February 08, 2012, 09:41:35 PM »
No just commenting

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Re: NFL thread (2011-12)
« Reply #3821: February 08, 2012, 09:56:25 PM »
First off, there was no sniper rifle at the game, that was pre-game only for a demonstration for a weapons company. Only binoculars were used during the game.

http://deadspin.com/super-bowl-sniper/

Secondly, the Super Bowl has a ton of important people there... you don't think there's armed security there to take down a threat if necessary?

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« Reply #3822: February 08, 2012, 10:02:16 PM »
First of all, I'm not sure why you're agitated.  It's powerful imagery regardless.  There were dozens of snipers at the game Obama threw out the first pitch for, and I promise you their rifles weren't empty.

The rest of what you said is irrelevant to me, but the first comment on that link is hilarious:

"One shot.  One Kill.  Papa John's"

:lmao:

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Re: NFL thread (2011-12)
« Reply #3823: February 08, 2012, 10:05:03 PM »
First of all, I'm not sure why you're agitated.  It's powerful imagery regardless.  There were dozens of snipers at the game Obama threw out the first pitch for, and I promise you their rifles weren't empty.

The rest of what you said is irrelevant to me, but the first comment on that link is hilarious:

"One shot.  One Kill.  Papa John's"

:lmao:

Not agitated. Sorry if I came off that way!

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Re: NFL thread (2011-12)
« Reply #3824: February 08, 2012, 10:06:04 PM »
Not agitated. Sorry if I came off that way!

Okie doke.  I was under the impression that you took offense to my commentary on the image.  "My bad" /honky :lol: