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Ravens lost Bam Bradley to a torn ACL today as well.

Their MLB depth is non-existent.

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doesn't suck in the least. SBI. Fuck him and every other Raven and Bengal for that matter.


Wishing injuries or celebrating them unless it was Ray Ray is some sad, sick shit. U need to go find a new hobby if you take football this seriously.



its not sad or sick at all, and any amount of wishing from me or anyone else means zilch, ravens lost a key player for them, that's SBI, and I'm totally good with it, and ya I take it that seriously, I'm not just casually investing my time into this team.[/quote]

I'm obviously with Greek on this one!! SBI rules!


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I only wish injury on one player, one who cheats to succeed.

Other than that, I find taking delight in injuries to our rivals is bad karma, and leads to injuries on our team. So I don't.




fair enough, however, I wasn't wishing injury on yanda, it happened and I'm not upset about it, not sure if that's the same thing.


Hey, I don't judge. :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Btw Clan, I think Swiss has a manifesto on wishing for opponents injuries that confirms its ok.

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Only needed to mention it, Greek!!

ROOTING FOR INJURIES

One might think that given my history of knee injuries, I would have more compassion, not be so cavalier about rooting for injuries to opponents of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Actually, I take the opposite tact; my injury history affords me license to root for injury with a clear conscience. It’s insufficient to suggest that one simply root for injury. It’s a more complex situation than that, hence the following analysis:

The Competitive Advantage Injury: The lone cardinal rule of rooting for injuries is to always, always, always, without exception, root for injuries to give the Pittsburgh Steelers a competitive advantage. There’s nothing personal; in fact, it’s the ultimate sign of respect. For example, I like Tom Brady, I have the ultimate respect for Tom Brady…and every single week, I root for Tom Brady to break his fuckin’ leg. I was convinced it would never happen. Then, last September, first quarter of the season’s first game….down goes Brady! It simply demonstrates the old axiom that if we’re diligent, consistent with our efforts, pray about it, that our hard work and prayers are rewarded in the end. Not only is it okay to root for injuries to give our Steelers a competitive advantage; I postulate that it’s required. You are less of a fan if you don’t do it.

And, please spare us the bullshit of not wanting to give the other team and their fans any excuses, any legitimacy to their whining. They can whine all they want, who cares, let ‘em cry. In fact, I rather enjoy it. The only thing that matters are Steelers victories.

Classic rooting for injuries:
The Brady injury…the Pittsburgh t-shirt magnate, Father George, took a lot of grief from the national media on his “Bernard Pollard Fan Club” t-shirts, but he’s a hero amongst Steelers fans. The vitriol undoubtedly helped Father George’s sales as well. Father George sent me a complimentary dozen….very popular items.

The Carson Palmer injury in the ’05 WC Playoff….I was on the ceiling, howling with delight. I knew when he went down, no way were the Steelers losing that game. In his case, I’d like to see it happen to him again…..wimp-ass leaves the stadium before halftime, with his team still in the lead. When I read that account in SI; I had to re-read it, then re-read it again. Way to be a leader, Carson… watch the game from the La-Z-Boy.

The Rodney Harrison injury in ‘05…..Cedric Wilson earned his year’s pay with that one, his best moment ever as a Pittsburgh Steeler. His TD catch in the AFCCG vs. Denver, and his TD against Cinci in the playoffs were close, but for my money, his ending Rodney Harrison’s season stands out.

The expatriate injury:
It was March or so, of ’98. I was watching ESPN report the signing of Yancey Thigpen by the Tennessee Titans. I was filling my living room with invective & vitriol. My then 8-year old daughter, says, “Daddy, what’s wrong?” I say,”That idiot just left the Steelers to sign with the Stupid Tennessee Titans.” She says, “Daddy, do you hope he breaks his leg?” Of course, I denied it, had to lie to my kid, said, “No Honey, and if I ever say that, I don’t really mean it.” But I do mean it….wholeheartedly!!!

I remember Chad Brown being injured….loved it!! Rod Woodson, Carnell Lake…..wished broken legs on them constantly. Neil O’ Donnell…..cast several spells on his sorry ass….’course his sorry ass was mostly on the bench after leaving Pittsburgh, so it didn’t much matter.

Leave Pittsburgh for more dough, better sushi……I don’t give a shit. Fuck you…and I hope you break your fuckin’ leg (you may have sensed that I have a preference for broken legs as the injury of choice).

The expatriate waiver:
Those Steelers that helped us win a Super Bowl, and then left for more dough…..Kimo, Randle El, Chris Hope, Peezy (even though we cut him, it was based on more dough), Clark Haggens, now Nate Washington, BMac. I don’t wish a broken leg on those guys. I do wish that they toil in obscurity for the balance of their careers though….ala Thigpen, ala O’Donnell, et al.

The waiver to the expatriate waiver:
When injury to our ex-Steelers who helped us win One for the Thumb gives us a competitive advantage, then I’m all for it. Honestly, I’m starting to get sick with all the fuss over Peezy. Understand, I’m not big on favorite players…and Peezy was my favorite. But, all this bullshit about people continuing to root for Peezy, cheering for him at Heinz during the ’07 quagmire…bull-shit on that!!

Tell you what I’ll do though. If Peezy again comes to Pittsburgh, and is announced in the starting lineup…if I’m there, I’ll cheer for him….I will!! He buckles up first play, I’m rooting for him to break his fuckin’ leg…..not contradictory at all.

My lone hesitation with that though is that I do want Peezy to break Tom Brady’s fuckin’ leg during his twice yearly tilts with the Pats. He can’t break Brady’s fuckin’ leg if his own leg’s in two.

The asshole injury:
Probably everyone roots for injuries to assholes. Nobody felt bad when Terrell Owens broke his leg. Not much more to be said on that topic.

Limits to rooting for injuries:
Some maniacal fans that I’ve encountered, particularly on the internet, feel differently about this, but I never root for a life-threatening, or a disabling injury. I bordered on saying that I don’t root for career-ending injuries…..I really don’t….but neither do I care if they happen. If Rodney Harrison had never played again, I wouldn’t much care. Matter of fact, when he does play, I have to expend energy rooting for him to be re-injured. It would be more efficient, economize on my energy supply if he just remained on the shelf.

Anyway, to demonstrate my compassion, please consider this. I hate Tedy Bruschi, abhor him, can’t stand the guy and his bullshit Papa Gino ads. He does make plays, at least he used to me, which made me hate him more. I loved when he got put on his ass during the Addai TD run to win the ’06 AFCCG. I can’t even accuse Brushchi of being an illegal from Arizona, of wading across the Rio Grande. I know he’s a Dago like me.

Oh…my compassion…almost forgot. When Bruschi came back from his stroke midway through the ’05 season, I specifically rooted for a non-stroke related injury. Some were rooting for his “heart to explode.” Not me….I was rooting for the standard broken leg on his first play back. It would’ve been great….Tedy walks onto the field to a thunderous standing ovation from the Foxboro nitwits (sports most pronounced assholes…the Pats fan, many of whom I know and am supposed to love), seconds later, he’s on the field, his leg busted in two. I even argued that a broken leg would spare him from the potentially life-threatening injury.

So….there ya have it folks, free yourself, don’t feel guilty about rooting for injuries. As a Steelers fan…..it’s more than okay, it’s your right, it’s your obligation….it’s your duty!!


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swissvale72 wrote:
GreekSteel wrote:
Btw Clan, I think Swiss has a manifesto on wishing for opponents injuries that confirms its ok.

:lol:


Only needed to mention it, Greek!!

ROOTING FOR INJURIES

One might think that given my history of knee injuries, I would have more compassion, not be so cavalier about rooting for injuries to opponents of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Actually, I take the opposite tact; my injury history affords me license to root for injury with a clear conscience. It’s insufficient to suggest that one simply root for injury. It’s a more complex situation than that, hence the following analysis:

The Competitive Advantage Injury: The lone cardinal rule of rooting for injuries is to always, always, always, without exception, root for injuries to give the Pittsburgh Steelers a competitive advantage. There’s nothing personal; in fact, it’s the ultimate sign of respect. For example, I like Tom Brady, I have the ultimate respect for Tom Brady…and every single week, I root for Tom Brady to break his fuckin’ leg. I was convinced it would never happen. Then, last September, first quarter of the season’s first game….down goes Brady! It simply demonstrates the old axiom that if we’re diligent, consistent with our efforts, pray about it, that our hard work and prayers are rewarded in the end. Not only is it okay to root for injuries to give our Steelers a competitive advantage; I postulate that it’s required. You are less of a fan if you don’t do it.

And, please spare us the bullshit of not wanting to give the other team and their fans any excuses, any legitimacy to their whining. They can whine all they want, who cares, let ‘em cry. In fact, I rather enjoy it. The only thing that matters are Steelers victories.

Classic rooting for injuries:
The Brady injury…the Pittsburgh t-shirt magnate, Father George, took a lot of grief from the national media on his “Bernard Pollard Fan Club” t-shirts, but he’s a hero amongst Steelers fans. The vitriol undoubtedly helped Father George’s sales as well. Father George sent me a complimentary dozen….very popular items.

The Carson Palmer injury in the ’05 WC Playoff….I was on the ceiling, howling with delight. I knew when he went down, no way were the Steelers losing that game. In his case, I’d like to see it happen to him again…..wimp-ass leaves the stadium before halftime, with his team still in the lead. When I read that account in SI; I had to re-read it, then re-read it again. Way to be a leader, Carson… watch the game from the La-Z-Boy.

The Rodney Harrison injury in ‘05…..Cedric Wilson earned his year’s pay with that one, his best moment ever as a Pittsburgh Steeler. His TD catch in the AFCCG vs. Denver, and his TD against Cinci in the playoffs were close, but for my money, his ending Rodney Harrison’s season stands out.

The expatriate injury:
It was March or so, of ’98. I was watching ESPN report the signing of Yancey Thigpen by the Tennessee Titans. I was filling my living room with invective & vitriol. My then 8-year old daughter, says, “Daddy, what’s wrong?” I say,”That idiot just left the Steelers to sign with the Stupid Tennessee Titans.” She says, “Daddy, do you hope he breaks his leg?” Of course, I denied it, had to lie to my kid, said, “No Honey, and if I ever say that, I don’t really mean it.” But I do mean it….wholeheartedly!!!

I remember Chad Brown being injured….loved it!! Rod Woodson, Carnell Lake…..wished broken legs on them constantly. Neil O’ Donnell…..cast several spells on his sorry ass….’course his sorry ass was mostly on the bench after leaving Pittsburgh, so it didn’t much matter.

Leave Pittsburgh for more dough, better sushi……I don’t give a shit. Fuck you…and I hope you break your fuckin’ leg (you may have sensed that I have a preference for broken legs as the injury of choice).

The expatriate waiver:
Those Steelers that helped us win a Super Bowl, and then left for more dough…..Kimo, Randle El, Chris Hope, Peezy (even though we cut him, it was based on more dough), Clark Haggens, now Nate Washington, BMac. I don’t wish a broken leg on those guys. I do wish that they toil in obscurity for the balance of their careers though….ala Thigpen, ala O’Donnell, et al.

The waiver to the expatriate waiver:
When injury to our ex-Steelers who helped us win One for the Thumb gives us a competitive advantage, then I’m all for it. Honestly, I’m starting to get sick with all the fuss over Peezy. Understand, I’m not big on favorite players…and Peezy was my favorite. But, all this bullshit about people continuing to root for Peezy, cheering for him at Heinz during the ’07 quagmire…bull-shit on that!!

Tell you what I’ll do though. If Peezy again comes to Pittsburgh, and is announced in the starting lineup…if I’m there, I’ll cheer for him….I will!! He buckles up first play, I’m rooting for him to break his fuckin’ leg…..not contradictory at all.

My lone hesitation with that though is that I do want Peezy to break Tom Brady’s fuckin’ leg during his twice yearly tilts with the Pats. He can’t break Brady’s fuckin’ leg if his own leg’s in two.

The asshole injury:
Probably everyone roots for injuries to assholes. Nobody felt bad when Terrell Owens broke his leg. Not much more to be said on that topic.

Limits to rooting for injuries:
Some maniacal fans that I’ve encountered, particularly on the internet, feel differently about this, but I never root for a life-threatening, or a disabling injury. I bordered on saying that I don’t root for career-ending injuries…..I really don’t….but neither do I care if they happen. If Rodney Harrison had never played again, I wouldn’t much care. Matter of fact, when he does play, I have to expend energy rooting for him to be re-injured. It would be more efficient, economize on my energy supply if he just remained on the shelf.

Anyway, to demonstrate my compassion, please consider this. I hate Tedy Bruschi, abhor him, can’t stand the guy and his bullshit Papa Gino ads. He does make plays, at least he used to me, which made me hate him more. I loved when he got put on his ass during the Addai TD run to win the ’06 AFCCG. I can’t even accuse Brushchi of being an illegal from Arizona, of wading across the Rio Grande. I know he’s a Dago like me.

Oh…my compassion…almost forgot. When Bruschi came back from his stroke midway through the ’05 season, I specifically rooted for a non-stroke related injury. Some were rooting for his “heart to explode.” Not me….I was rooting for the standard broken leg on his first play back. It would’ve been great….Tedy walks onto the field to a thunderous standing ovation from the Foxboro nitwits (sports most pronounced assholes…the Pats fan, many of whom I know and am supposed to love), seconds later, he’s on the field, his leg busted in two. I even argued that a broken leg would spare him from the potentially life-threatening injury.

So….there ya have it folks, free yourself, don’t feel guilty about rooting for injuries. As a Steelers fan…..it’s more than okay, it’s your right, it’s your obligation….it’s your duty!!



My exact thoughts as well. I have copied and printed your above manifesto and it is now hanging by my all of my steeler's memorabilia. Made copies for friends as well ;)


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Denver is looking strong today, Raiders are rolling, chargers up on the fins. Maybe this division is a little better than advertised.

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swissvale72 wrote:
GreekSteel wrote:
Btw Clan, I think Swiss has a manifesto on wishing for opponents injuries that confirms its ok.

:lol:


Only needed to mention it, Greek!!

ROOTING FOR INJURIES

One might think that given my history of knee injuries, I would have more compassion, not be so cavalier about rooting for injuries to opponents of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Actually, I take the opposite tact; my injury history affords me license to root for injury with a clear conscience. It’s insufficient to suggest that one simply root for injury. It’s a more complex situation than that, hence the following analysis:

The Competitive Advantage Injury: The lone cardinal rule of rooting for injuries is to always, always, always, without exception, root for injuries to give the Pittsburgh Steelers a competitive advantage. There’s nothing personal; in fact, it’s the ultimate sign of respect. For example, I like Tom Brady, I have the ultimate respect for Tom Brady…and every single week, I root for Tom Brady to break his fuckin’ leg. I was convinced it would never happen. Then, last September, first quarter of the season’s first game….down goes Brady! It simply demonstrates the old axiom that if we’re diligent, consistent with our efforts, pray about it, that our hard work and prayers are rewarded in the end. Not only is it okay to root for injuries to give our Steelers a competitive advantage; I postulate that it’s required. You are less of a fan if you don’t do it.

And, please spare us the bullshit of not wanting to give the other team and their fans any excuses, any legitimacy to their whining. They can whine all they want, who cares, let ‘em cry. In fact, I rather enjoy it. The only thing that matters are Steelers victories.

Classic rooting for injuries:
The Brady injury…the Pittsburgh t-shirt magnate, Father George, took a lot of grief from the national media on his “Bernard Pollard Fan Club” t-shirts, but he’s a hero amongst Steelers fans. The vitriol undoubtedly helped Father George’s sales as well. Father George sent me a complimentary dozen….very popular items.

The Carson Palmer injury in the ’05 WC Playoff….I was on the ceiling, howling with delight. I knew when he went down, no way were the Steelers losing that game. In his case, I’d like to see it happen to him again…..wimp-ass leaves the stadium before halftime, with his team still in the lead. When I read that account in SI; I had to re-read it, then re-read it again. Way to be a leader, Carson… watch the game from the La-Z-Boy.

The Rodney Harrison injury in ‘05…..Cedric Wilson earned his year’s pay with that one, his best moment ever as a Pittsburgh Steeler. His TD catch in the AFCCG vs. Denver, and his TD against Cinci in the playoffs were close, but for my money, his ending Rodney Harrison’s season stands out.

The expatriate injury:
It was March or so, of ’98. I was watching ESPN report the signing of Yancey Thigpen by the Tennessee Titans. I was filling my living room with invective & vitriol. My then 8-year old daughter, says, “Daddy, what’s wrong?” I say,”That idiot just left the Steelers to sign with the Stupid Tennessee Titans.” She says, “Daddy, do you hope he breaks his leg?” Of course, I denied it, had to lie to my kid, said, “No Honey, and if I ever say that, I don’t really mean it.” But I do mean it….wholeheartedly!!!

I remember Chad Brown being injured….loved it!! Rod Woodson, Carnell Lake…..wished broken legs on them constantly. Neil O’ Donnell…..cast several spells on his sorry ass….’course his sorry ass was mostly on the bench after leaving Pittsburgh, so it didn’t much matter.

Leave Pittsburgh for more dough, better sushi……I don’t give a shit. Fuck you…and I hope you break your fuckin’ leg (you may have sensed that I have a preference for broken legs as the injury of choice).

The expatriate waiver:
Those Steelers that helped us win a Super Bowl, and then left for more dough…..Kimo, Randle El, Chris Hope, Peezy (even though we cut him, it was based on more dough), Clark Haggens, now Nate Washington, BMac. I don’t wish a broken leg on those guys. I do wish that they toil in obscurity for the balance of their careers though….ala Thigpen, ala O’Donnell, et al.

The waiver to the expatriate waiver:
When injury to our ex-Steelers who helped us win One for the Thumb gives us a competitive advantage, then I’m all for it. Honestly, I’m starting to get sick with all the fuss over Peezy. Understand, I’m not big on favorite players…and Peezy was my favorite. But, all this bullshit about people continuing to root for Peezy, cheering for him at Heinz during the ’07 quagmire…bull-shit on that!!

Tell you what I’ll do though. If Peezy again comes to Pittsburgh, and is announced in the starting lineup…if I’m there, I’ll cheer for him….I will!! He buckles up first play, I’m rooting for him to break his fuckin’ leg…..not contradictory at all.

My lone hesitation with that though is that I do want Peezy to break Tom Brady’s fuckin’ leg during his twice yearly tilts with the Pats. He can’t break Brady’s fuckin’ leg if his own leg’s in two.

The asshole injury:
Probably everyone roots for injuries to assholes. Nobody felt bad when Terrell Owens broke his leg. Not much more to be said on that topic.

Limits to rooting for injuries:
Some maniacal fans that I’ve encountered, particularly on the internet, feel differently about this, but I never root for a life-threatening, or a disabling injury. I bordered on saying that I don’t root for career-ending injuries…..I really don’t….but neither do I care if they happen. If Rodney Harrison had never played again, I wouldn’t much care. Matter of fact, when he does play, I have to expend energy rooting for him to be re-injured. It would be more efficient, economize on my energy supply if he just remained on the shelf.

Anyway, to demonstrate my compassion, please consider this. I hate Tedy Bruschi, abhor him, can’t stand the guy and his bullshit Papa Gino ads. He does make plays, at least he used to me, which made me hate him more. I loved when he got put on his ass during the Addai TD run to win the ’06 AFCCG. I can’t even accuse Brushchi of being an illegal from Arizona, of wading across the Rio Grande. I know he’s a Dago like me.

Oh…my compassion…almost forgot. When Bruschi came back from his stroke midway through the ’05 season, I specifically rooted for a non-stroke related injury. Some were rooting for his “heart to explode.” Not me….I was rooting for the standard broken leg on his first play back. It would’ve been great….Tedy walks onto the field to a thunderous standing ovation from the Foxboro nitwits (sports most pronounced assholes…the Pats fan, many of whom I know and am supposed to love), seconds later, he’s on the field, his leg busted in two. I even argued that a broken leg would spare him from the potentially life-threatening injury.

So….there ya have it folks, free yourself, don’t feel guilty about rooting for injuries. As a Steelers fan…..it’s more than okay, it’s your right, it’s your obligation….it’s your duty!!




And there it is. A beautiful piece of literature if I do say Swiss. Thanks for re-posting.


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I don't give a F who has a line of reasoning saying it is "ok" it isn't at all.


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Cowpokes D Lawrence aside is atrocious.


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Cowpokes D Lawrence aside is atrocious.

They were sketchy last year, now missing David Irving in the middle-- key guy for them.

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Cowpokes D Lawrence aside is atrocious.

They were sketchy last year, now missing David Irving in the middle-- key guy for them.[/quot

Key pieces of secondary gone and not as yet adequately replaced: Church, Wilcox and CB that went to Jets for big money.


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Oh yeah forgot about church

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I don't give a F who has a line of reasoning saying it is "ok" it isn't at all.


Not like we're rooting for guys to get ball cancer or anything;)


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I don't give a F who has a line of reasoning saying it is "ok" it isn't at all.


Not like we're rooting for guys to get ball cancer or anything;)


I want the Steelers to win and yes it hurts when they don't, however, getting to the point that I'm so consumed by it I start celebrating a great player breaking his leg? Hell no.


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steelclan wrote:
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I don't give a F who has a line of reasoning saying it is "ok" it isn't at all.


Not like we're rooting for guys to get ball cancer or anything;)


I want the Steelers to win and yes it hurts when they don't, however, getting to the point that I'm so consumed by it I start celebrating a great player breaking his leg? Hell no.


I don't think it's a matter of being consumed by it though, Clan. Look at the thoughtful analysis that you post, versus the unfettered bullshit that I post. I would argue that you're more consumed by Steeler football than am I.

To some extent, so many of us are simply insensitive bastards, and rooting for injuries for SBI involves just the removal of an unknown part from the game. Sort of like none of these players giving a fuck if you're behind in your mortgage payments, etc.


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They gonna suck off this new stadium any more tonight?


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They gonna suck off this new stadium any more tonight?


If you ask BethSteel and his buddy Brian Tuohy, that's why the NFL fixed it that Atlanta got to the Super Bowl last year...

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Lot of Tak hate around here during draft season. Crazy bastard brings it every snap.

And yes living in Atlanta the new stadium is literally all that's talked about. Never seen a town kiss a mans ass like they do Arthur Blank down here. $2 hot dogs. Whoop Dee do Basel


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Jeemie wrote:
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They gonna suck off this new stadium any more tonight?


If you ask BethSteel and his buddy Brian Tuohy, that's why the NFL fixed it that Atlanta got to the Super Bowl last year...


Be careful mr big pharma

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Falcons offense is in another stratosphere than the Steelers. They are so fluid and so aggressive. Can beat you any number of ways. Those two backs can do it all too. Julio is a freak, but if a team commits to taking him away, they'll get burned 10 other ways. Atlanta is a very well coached team on both sides of the ball. Young, fast, and aggressive.


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And we are relegated to the battle of ego clown show

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I was wrong. Not about the games being a "presentation of the National Football League" and everything that goes along with that statement. No, I was wrong in not completely grasping how much the NFL mimics the WWE. In pro wrestling, the ultimate heel is Vince McMahon. In the NFL, the biggest heel is Commissioner Roger Goodell. Nothing got the hardcore fans and sportswriters slapping their hands together like a bunch of trained seals more than seeing Goodell get his comeuppance with a New England Patriots win led by Tom Brady.

And immediately after the historic comeback that made that victory possible, Goodell gets on the podium and is not just met with an constant, ear-splitting "boo" by the fans but he is instantly trolled by Patriots owner Robert Kraft, feeding into the sentiment pulsating through the stadium. Kraft and Goodell are buddies. Kraft may be Goodell's biggest supporter inside the league. And he's the one who instantly calls out Goodell over the Deflategate "scandal" which suspended Brady for the first four games of the season? You don't think that's all part of the show? That's the culmination of the show! And it's only once I saw that happen that I understood why I got the outcome of this game so wrong.

Take a look at this:
Win probability: still embarrassing the field of statistics in 2017. pic.twitter.com/cQIElJJYtK
— SportsPickle (@sportspickle) February 6, 2017
While this tweet (rightfully) mocked the "statistic" of win probability during the Super Bowl, it failed to take into account one important detail--the Super Bowl wasn't a real game. If it was a true sport, well, those numbers were accurate. The Patriots were finished, toasted and roasted. But this is the NFL, part of the entertainment industry, and here miracle comebacks are all part of the show.
Because if this game was real, why did the Falcons do any of the following?

Up 28-3, they only called running plays five more times for the remainder of the game.
Up by 16 in the fourth quarter, averaging 6+ yards a carry (when they did run the ball), and after running on the first two downs to make it 3rd-and-1, Matt Ryan fades back not for a quick strike pass, but a long pass play. He stands statuesque in the pocket and is promptly blindsided, sacked, and fumbles.

Then when up only 8 and after a spectacular catch by Julio Jones (which may have been an attempted interception on Ryan's part given the stupidity of the throw in the first place), the Falcons had the ball on the Patriots' 22-yard line with three minutes left in the game. They were three runs and a field goal attempt away from sealing the team's first-ever Super Bowl championship. So what do they do? First down is a run (good start) for -1 yards. Still right there for a field goal. Second down is a pass (!), yet Ryan is sacked (doesn't bother to throw the ball away). Still, a long field goal attempt is possible. So on third down, the Falcons attempt another pass. This leads to an offensive holding call which makes it 3rd-and-33 and knocks out the possibility of any field goal attempt. The second attempt at third down is a complete bust, and well...you know how it ended from there.
Even Marshawn Lynch--you remember, the guy the Seahawks should've given the ball to when their Super Bowl vs. the Patriots was on the line--managed to say of these moves:

I kno y I didn't get the ball now. Yes Lawd!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
— Shawn Lynch (@MoneyLynch) February 6, 2017

So twice now the Patriots won a Super Bowl not because their opponents weren out-coached, but because they did the dumb thing: pass when anyone with a brain would hand the ball off.
Funny, too, that the refs were very hands off in the playoffs, and from outward appearance, stayed that way in the Super Bowl (13 penalties for the game--only 4 of which were called against the Patriots). Yet it's not necessarily what's called, but when it's flagged that really matters. Like that previously mentioned holding call late in the 4th quarter against the Falcons. A backbreaker if ever there was one. Or like when in the second quarter as the Patriots were being pummeled the refs handed Brady and Co. three straight first downs on 3rd down because of "defensive holding." These calls were clearly made to keep that drive alive and keep the Patriots in contention.
And what about the non-calls? The plays that should've been flagged but magically were not? Such as the game-tying 2-point conversion attempt. Might there have been a big of premature blocking/interference on the Patriots on that play? Sure, they flagged the Falcons for being offsides, but an off-setting call would have put pressure back on the Patriots. But why ruin a good thing, right?
I could break this game down further, but why bother? You (probably) saw it for yourself. Plenty of football fans on Twitter seemed to think the game was a bit shady, that it might have been too much of a production. But it made for great TV--and the Super Bowl is the most watched TV production now, year in and year out. Plus, the Super Bowl's wild finish silenced all those naysayers who criticized the NFL's ratings and their "boring" playoffs leading up to this point. The league ended it's season with a true bang, one that will ring out over its remaining history (however long that may be). What more do fans want? What more entertainment can the league provide?
Remember, it's only a game. The meaning placed upon it is up to you, and you alone

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 Post subject: Re: Around the NFL
PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:14 pm 
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Falcons offense is in another stratosphere than the Steelers. They are so fluid and so aggressive. Can beat you any number of ways. Those two backs can do it all too. Julio is a freak, but if a team commits to taking him away, they'll get burned 10 other ways. Atlanta is a very well coached team on both sides of the ball. Young, fast, and aggressive.


Well coached except when it counted.

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 Post subject: Re: Around the NFL
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I think the black n gold are owed a few NFL productions to cement a few legacies

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Jeemie wrote:
SP wrote:
Falcons offense is in another stratosphere than the Steelers. They are so fluid and so aggressive. Can beat you any number of ways. Those two backs can do it all too. Julio is a freak, but if a team commits to taking him away, they'll get burned 10 other ways. Atlanta is a very well coached team on both sides of the ball. Young, fast, and aggressive.


Well coached except when it counted.



See above on that :lol:

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Lot of Tak hate around here during draft season. Crazy bastard brings it every snap.

And yes living in Atlanta the new stadium is literally all that's talked about. Never seen a town kiss a mans ass like they do Arthur Blank down here. $2 hot dogs. Whoop Dee do Basel

Looks like a different player completely than on tape or at combine. Looks great. Had to have been hurt. Had to.

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