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Offline KnorrForYourMoney

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Re: NFL 2023-24
« Reply #675: January 29, 2024, 12:54:30 PM »
People always seem to knock success. Ironic, really, when we remember those decades of Chiefs mediocrity... ;)


Exactly.  The Chiefs and their fans suffered for long enough.

I remember the '97 playoffs when they got jobbed by Shanarat and "Slimegate" (and also Marty Schott making his usual postseason play calls that made no sense).  That was one of a series of torturous failures throughout that decade.

To me, they're fairly benign as far as sports dynasties go.  Everything people are pointing to as reasons to hate them just seems like nitpicking to me.

The whole Swift-Kelce dynamic has been highly politicized. Aside from that, the Chiefs are getting the same heat that any dynasty receives. They are on a run not seen since the Patriots of the early 2010s.

I will admit I rooted for KC to win yesterday, simply because I enjoy watching Mahomes do Mahomes things, especially in clutch games/situations. He's the greatest I've ever seen play the game.

I rooted for Detroit as well. :(

The Niners are a super-team, as great as Mahomes is, I don't see KC beating SF.

Oh yeah, definitely a big reason.  I didn't really want to go there, but suffice it to say I take a certain amount of enjoyment in seeing the Chiefs do well given the type of people who seem incessantly whiny about the Kelce/Swift story.

As far as your last sentence goes: remember that the Ravens went into San Francisco and laid a total ass-kicking on the Niners just weeks ago.  And we just saw SF play a horrendous first half against the Lions at home.  It took some really awful football from Goff and the Lions' passing game in the second half, as well as some head-scratching decisions from Dan Campbell, for the Niners to get out of that game alive.

Also, the Chiefs have seemingly dialed it up to another level this postseason.  They look like they're in their comfort zone again, whereas most of the teams that outshined them in the regular season have collapsed under the spotlight.

So yeah, I'm not seeing the Niners as this unbeatable juggernaut.  This is looking more like a toss-up to me.

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« Reply #676: January 29, 2024, 01:07:45 PM »
They are on a run not seen since the Patriots of the early 2010s.

Nah, they are winning the Super Bowl. Pats only went 2x between 2005 and 2013 and lost both times. KC is up to 4 times I think and won 2?

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« Reply #677: January 29, 2024, 01:17:17 PM »
Nah, they are winning the Super Bowl. Pats only went 2x between 2005 and 2013 and lost both times. KC is up to 4 times I think and won 2?

sorry, meant early 2000's. 3 SB wins in 4 years.

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« Reply #678: January 29, 2024, 01:22:59 PM »
kind of interesting:  Since 2002, here are the AFC QBs to have played in a SB (including 58)
- Brady ( 8 )
- Mahomes (4)
- Roethlisberger (3)
- Peyton (3)
- Rich Gannon (1)
- Flacco (1)
- Burrow (1)

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« Reply #679: January 29, 2024, 01:34:05 PM »
Rich Gannon and Joe Flacco's names look kind of funny there, but if you go back another ten years, you add names like Stan Humphries, Neil O'Donnell, Drew Bledsoe, and Trent Dilfer.

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« Reply #680: January 29, 2024, 01:40:31 PM »
Rich Gannon and Joe Flacco's names look kind of funny there, but if you go back another ten years, you add names like Stan Humphries, Neil O'Donnell, Drew Bledsoe, and Trent Dilfer.

10 years from now, Burrow might look a little funny too

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« Reply #681: January 29, 2024, 02:01:49 PM »
Trent Dilfer, easily the worst QB to ever win a SB

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« Reply #682: January 29, 2024, 02:42:02 PM »
Rich Gannon and Joe Flacco's names look kind of funny there, but if you go back another ten years, you add names like Stan Humphries, Neil O'Donnell, Drew Bledsoe, and Trent Dilfer
Bledsoe wasn't HOF, but a former #1 pick who took 3 different teams to the playoffs, made the pro bowl with at least 2, and I think threw for 44,000+ yards. But I think Vinny Testaverde probably did about the same thing.

Lots of folks think Mark Rypien was a strange winner, but you surround a mediocre guy like Flacco with enough talent . . .

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« Reply #683: January 29, 2024, 03:56:39 PM »
I went to the game at the Orange Bowl where Miami (#2) beat Brian Bosworth & Oklahoma (#1), basically handing Testaverde the Heisman...right before he threw 5 interceptions in the Fiesta Bowl vs Pedo State.  But, unlike Bosworth, he actually went somewhere in the NFL.   
Bledsoe wasn't HOF, but a former #1 pick who took 3 different teams to the playoffs, made the pro bowl with at least 2, and I think threw for 44,000+ yards. But I think Vinny Testaverde probably did about the same thing.

Lots of folks think Mark Rypien was a strange winner, but you surround a mediocre guy like Flacco with enough talent . . .

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« Reply #684: January 29, 2024, 05:03:00 PM »
Bledsoe wasn't HOF, but a former #1 pick who took 3 different teams to the playoffs, made the pro bowl with at least 2, and I think threw for 44,000+ yards. But I think Vinny Testaverde probably did about the same thing.

Lots of folks think Mark Rypien was a strange winner, but you surround a mediocre guy like Flacco with enough talent . . .
Saint Nick Foles.  Few can match the NFC championship and Super Bowl performances he put together.  That and the 7 touchdown game against the Raiders.  Other than that not much.

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« Reply #685: January 30, 2024, 07:47:05 AM »
So the biggest question: can Taylor make it to the Superbowl? She has a show in Tokyo the day before.

https://theathletic.com/5234027/2024/01/28/taylor-swift-eras-tour-super-bowl-travel/

The time change works in her favor - but her private jet is unlikely to get a landing slot at Harry Reid International at this late stage. The Athletic thinks she'll have to fly into Southern California and take a 5 hour drive into Las Vegas.

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« Reply #686: January 30, 2024, 08:28:25 AM »
So the biggest question: can Taylor make it to the Superbowl? She has a show in Tokyo the day before.

https://theathletic.com/5234027/2024/01/28/taylor-swift-eras-tour-super-bowl-travel/

The time change works in her favor - but her private jet is unlikely to get a landing slot at Harry Reid International at this late stage. The Athletic thinks she'll have to fly into Southern California and take a 5 hour drive into Las Vegas.

It’s taylor. She’ll land at Edwards and then helicopter in at half time upstaging Usher taking over a potential halftime show bomb. My constantly on tiktok 13 year old asked who Usher was when I told her Taylor swift wasn’t performing at halftime. He’s probably a bridge too far playing to gen z nostalgia, so what better way to save it than having someone actually popular with people under 40 perform

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« Reply #687: January 30, 2024, 08:51:36 AM »
saw earlier that no Alabama players will be in the SB this year.

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« Reply #688: January 30, 2024, 12:51:18 PM »
saw earlier that no Alabama players will be in the SB this year.

Probably thought that it was time to say 'goodbye'..(whilst looking for the next whisky bar).   ;)

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« Reply #690: January 30, 2024, 04:17:08 PM »
Probably thought that it was time to say 'goodbye'..(whilst looking for the next whisky bar).   ;)
they stayed at they're own sweet home.

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« Reply #692: January 30, 2024, 05:08:54 PM »
kind of interesting:  Since 2002, here are the AFC QBs to have played in a SB (including 58)
- Brady ( 8 )
- Mahomes (4)
- Roethlisberger (3)
- Peyton (3)
- Rich Gannon (1)
- Flacco (1)
- Burrow (1)

Last 8 are all Brady or Mahomes except for Burrow's one year.   Last 21 for the AFC are all Pittsburgh/Indy/Denver/New England/KC except for the year the Ravens won and that Burrow year.  During that same time, all NFC franchises have gone at least once except Dallas/Minnesota/Raljon.

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« Reply #693: February 05, 2024, 08:08:29 PM »
Well this is next year but the Eagles will host the first ever NFL game in Brazil. In Sao Paolo Friday of opening weekend.  Opponent TBD. 

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« Reply #694: February 07, 2024, 04:05:53 AM »
At last - the truth!!!   :lol:   ;)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/american-football/68206676

(and Brazil to go nuts for the Iggles...).

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« Reply #695: February 07, 2024, 08:27:23 AM »
At last - the truth!!!   :lol:   ;)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/american-football/68206676

(and Brazil to go nuts for the Iggles...).
so the Spotty Cats are back at their home away from home, and the Black Cats are doing Octoberfest. Fitting, I suppose, because the Panther was a heck of a tank.

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« Reply #696: February 07, 2024, 08:45:25 AM »
At last - the truth!!!   :lol:   ;)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/american-football/68206676

(and Brazil to go nuts for the Iggles...).
When has Goodell ever told the truth?

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« Reply #697: February 11, 2024, 07:00:25 PM »
Fumble by SF.
Penalties by SF.
All part of the Taylor Swift conspiracy. 

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« Reply #698: February 11, 2024, 07:50:12 PM »
Didn’t expect that to be the first TD pass of the game

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« Reply #699: February 11, 2024, 08:14:46 PM »
Should that have been offensive pass interference on the SF today.  Looks like guys were blocking while ball was in the air.  Although it’s behind the line so maybe that comes into play?  Terrible first half.  Terrible commercials.