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 Post subject: Re: Why the NFL is hard to watch...
PostPosted: Mon Dec 25, 2017 4:00 pm 
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Tennis is a great sport. Fed, Nadal, Murray, Djok all set for an exciting year. Serena back. Replay system works. Just saying.

5 years ago NFL was without peer. Now just a joke of its former self.
To be fair, replay in tennis is a binary choice. No time factor. There is no interpretation.

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 Post subject: Re: Why the NFL is hard to watch...
PostPosted: Mon Dec 25, 2017 4:50 pm 
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TB wrote:
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We’re the past.

The author is the past.

The NFL doesn’t care about us anymore.

And they will sorely regret this. I quit watching the NBA for the same reasons.


The popularity of the NBA is exploding. TV ratings are up 30% this year, and will only continue to go up over time. They actually celebrate their superstars and embrace players with personality, whereas the NFL is all about toeing the line and saying all the right things. God forbid you step out of line and actually say what you honestly think like a Richard Sherman or Deangelo Williams. Could you imagine a Steven Adams or Joel Embiid in Roger Goodell’s NFL? Not a chance in hell. The NBA is about the drama on the court, whereas the NFL has one controversy after another off the field. Deflate-gate, Kaepernick, Zeke Elliott... non-stop. And I haven’t even mentioned the word concussion yet.

I’d much rather watch a random NBA game than a random NFL game. With all the replay horseshit and poor level of play right now, it’s not even debatable.


NBA is so much better to watch right now, lots of young stars and upcoming teams. I also agree with Nick about replay, I liked it much better when it was up to the coach to challenge a play, not now when all scoring plays and turnovers are automatically reviewed.


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 Post subject: Re: Why the NFL is hard to watch...
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Simple for me......Patriots are a dynasty, they absolutely own the Steelers, and the Steelers fans seem to care more about those 2 facts than Art2 and company.


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 Post subject: Re: Why the NFL is hard to watch...
PostPosted: Mon Dec 25, 2017 8:49 pm 
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Suwanee88 wrote:
Simple for me......Patriots are a dynasty, they absolutely own the Steelers, and the Steelers fans seem to care more about those 2 facts than Art2 and company.

So judging by this last meeting, you don't see any improvement in how the Steelers play the Pats.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 25, 2017 10:22 pm 
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Poltargyst wrote:
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Simple for me......Patriots are a dynasty, they absolutely own the Steelers, and the Steelers fans seem to care more about those 2 facts than Art2 and company.

So judging by this last meeting, you don't see any improvement in how the Steelers play the Pats.

Sorry, but the Steelers lost...that’s all that matters. Unless you’re into moral victories, I guess.

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 Post subject: Re: Why the NFL is hard to watch...
PostPosted: Mon Dec 25, 2017 10:27 pm 
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Jobus Rum wrote:
Poltargyst wrote:
Suwanee88 wrote:
Simple for me......Patriots are a dynasty, they absolutely own the Steelers, and the Steelers fans seem to care more about those 2 facts than Art2 and company.

So judging by this last meeting, you don't see any improvement in how the Steelers play the Pats.

Sorry, but the Steelers lost...that’s all that matters. Unless you’re into moral victories, I guess.


it really isn't though, Jobus. Steelers played Pats much tougher than usual, only lost because game was stolen from them. Hope going forward as a result.

Plus....and yes, this may be rationalizing. I think Brady increases his focus when he plays at Heinz Field. He knows it's a special place, much moreso than the hellhole he plays in. He's sometimes off in Foxboro, always on at Heinz.

And..there's the Patriots imbroglio with Alex Guerrero. It's got to piss off Brady, as it fucks with his business interests outside of football as well.


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swissvale72 wrote:
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Poltargyst wrote:
So judging by this last meeting, you don't see any improvement in how the Steelers play the Pats.

Sorry, but the Steelers lost...that’s all that matters. Unless you’re into moral victories, I guess.


it really isn't though, Jobus. Steelers played Pats much tougher than usual, only lost because game was stolen from them. Hope going forward as a result.

Plus....and yes, this may be rationalizing. I think Brady increases his focus when he plays at Heinz Field. He knows it's a special place, much moreso than the hellhole he plays in. He's sometimes off in Foxboro, always on at Heinz.

And..there's the Patriots imbroglio with Alex Guerrero. It's got to piss off Brady, as it fucks with his business interests outside of football as well.

Point is Swiss, that doesn’t mean a thing should the teams meet again. Steelers could win, or they could lose...they could lose by 20+...
It’s pretty much a certainty that Belicheck and Ernie will study what the Steelers did to play “much tougher” and change things up to negate that/those advantages. Do you have reasonable confidence that Tomlin and his minions will be up to the task?

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 Post subject: Re: Why the NFL is hard to watch...
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Well....I have confidence that Steelers have the talent on their roster, and that they won't simply sit back in a zone and let Brady pick them apart. I'm NOT confident that our brain trust won't fuck up, but I'm not assuming that they will either.

I know, come game time, I'll be believing.

All that said, wouldn't be hugely surprised if it's The Fat Fuck Andy Reid, Alex Smiff, and the Kansas City Chefs coming to Heinz Field for the AFCCG. Wouldn't rule out another Steelers-Ravens war either.


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 Post subject: Re: Why the NFL is hard to watch...
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Jobus Rum wrote:
Point is Swiss, that doesn’t mean a thing should the teams meet again. Steelers could win, or they could lose...they could lose by 20+...
It’s pretty much a certainty that Belicheck and Ernie will study what the Steelers did to play “much tougher” and change things up to negate that/those advantages. Do you have reasonable confidence that Tomlin and his minions will be up to the task?

Joe Haden playing. AB playing the whole game. Yeah, we could win the rematch.

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 Post subject: Re: Why the NFL is hard to watch...
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swissvale72 wrote:
Well....I have confidence that Steelers have the talent on their roster, and that they won't simply sit back in a zone and let Brady pick them apart. I'm NOT confident that our brain trust won't fuck up, but I'm not assuming that they will either.

I know, come game time, I'll be believing.

All that said, wouldn't be hugely surprised if it's The Fat Fuck Andy Reid, Alex Smiff, and the Kansas City Chefs coming to Heinz Field for the AFCCG. Wouldn't rule out another Steelers-Ravens war either.

Watching that game last week, I had the feeling that the Steelers were the better team. And throughout most of the game, they showed that they were. But when it became crunch time...time to grab a hold of the game by the throat and choke the life out of it...Mike Tomlin/Todd Haley happened.
I believe the Steelers are the better team on the field...but the Pats are a much better team on the sidelines.

And just for the record...I give the Chefs about a 15% chance of beating the Pats in the playoffs. The 2017 version of the Rats has no chance of going into NE and winning. Pretty much a given that if the Steelers are to get back to the Super Bowl, they’ll need to beat the Pats in Foxboro. Fingers crossed...

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 Post subject: Re: Why the NFL is hard to watch...
PostPosted: Mon Dec 25, 2017 11:07 pm 
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swissvale72 wrote:
Well....I have confidence that Steelers have the talent on their roster, and that they won't simply sit back in a zone and let Brady pick them apart. I'm NOT confident that our brain trust won't fuck up, but I'm not assuming that they will either.

I know, come game time, I'll be believing.

All that said, wouldn't be hugely surprised if it's The Fat Fuck Andy Reid, Alex Smiff, and the Kansas City Chefs coming to Heinz Field for the AFCCG. Wouldn't rule out another Steelers-Ravens war either.

I believe we can do it. By the way, for me it’s NE/Pittsburgh or I could give a rats ass. I am 100% convinced this franchise must face and conquer thus NE challenge. They have to beat NE in NE in the playoffs. Period.


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 Post subject: Re: Why the NFL is hard to watch...
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Poltargyst wrote:
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Point is Swiss, that doesn’t mean a thing should the teams meet again. Steelers could win, or they could lose...they could lose by 20+...
It’s pretty much a certainty that Belicheck and Ernie will study what the Steelers did to play “much tougher” and change things up to negate that/those advantages. Do you have reasonable confidence that Tomlin and his minions will be up to the task?

Joe Haden playing. AB playing the whole game. Yeah, we could win the rematch.

Oh...I certainly believe they could too. But playing them tougher, or better last week means nothing.

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 Post subject: Re: Why the NFL is hard to watch...
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swissvale72 wrote:
Well....I have confidence that Steelers have the talent on their roster, and that they won't simply sit back in a zone and let Brady pick them apart. I'm NOT confident that our brain trust won't fuck up, but I'm not assuming that they will either.

I know, come game time, I'll be believing.

All that said, wouldn't be hugely surprised if it's The Fat Fuck Andy Reid, Alex Smiff, and the Kansas City Chefs coming to Heinz Field for the AFCCG. Wouldn't rule out another Steelers-Ravens war either.

I think the Patriots would take apart the Chiefs or the Ravens.

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 Post subject: Re: Why the NFL is hard to watch...
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Poltargyst wrote:
swissvale72 wrote:
Well....I have confidence that Steelers have the talent on their roster, and that they won't simply sit back in a zone and let Brady pick them apart. I'm NOT confident that our brain trust won't fuck up, but I'm not assuming that they will either.

I know, come game time, I'll be believing.

All that said, wouldn't be hugely surprised if it's The Fat Fuck Andy Reid, Alex Smiff, and the Kansas City Chefs coming to Heinz Field for the AFCCG. Wouldn't rule out another Steelers-Ravens war either.

I think the Patriots would take apart the Chiefs or the Ravens.


Chefs beat them, in Foxboro, to open the season....and Chefs know are playing much closer to the season-opening Chefs than the mid-season Chefs.


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 Post subject: Re: Why the NFL is hard to watch...
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Suwanee88 wrote:
swissvale72 wrote:
Well....I have confidence that Steelers have the talent on their roster, and that they won't simply sit back in a zone and let Brady pick them apart. I'm NOT confident that our brain trust won't fuck up, but I'm not assuming that they will either.

I know, come game time, I'll be believing.

All that said, wouldn't be hugely surprised if it's The Fat Fuck Andy Reid, Alex Smiff, and the Kansas City Chefs coming to Heinz Field for the AFCCG. Wouldn't rule out another Steelers-Ravens war either.

I believe we can do it. By the way, for me it’s NE/Pittsburgh or I could give a rats ass. I am 100% convinced this franchise must face and conquer thus NE challenge. They have to beat NE in NE in the playoffs. Period.


You've said that for a long, long time, Suwanee....maybe this is the year!!


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 Post subject: Re: Why the NFL is hard to watch...
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Jobus Rum wrote:
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Point is Swiss, that doesn’t mean a thing should the teams meet again. Steelers could win, or they could lose...they could lose by 20+...
It’s pretty much a certainty that Belicheck and Ernie will study what the Steelers did to play “much tougher” and change things up to negate that/those advantages. Do you have reasonable confidence that Tomlin and his minions will be up to the task?

Joe Haden playing. AB playing the whole game. Yeah, we could win the rematch.

Oh...I certainly believe they could too. But playing them tougher, or better last week means nothing.


Of course it does, Jobus....every guy on this roster KNOWS they had these fuckers, and can get them next time. Patriots margin of victory was razor-fuckin'-thin....game was fuckin' stolen. I think, assuming they get there, and stay healthy, this will be a confident group going into that fuckin' dump up in Foxboro.


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 Post subject: Re: Why the NFL is hard to watch...
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This is the year Swiss. AB should be healthy, McDonald in the lineup, we will beat them in NE.


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 Post subject: Re: Why the NFL is hard to watch...
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I agree as well. Before I would get up and watch all the pregame football talk. Watch games all day and have a Football Sunday. Not anymore. I only watch when the Steelers are on. I did not watch any NFL this weekend and I was somewhat bedridden as I had a Vasectomy last week and was recovering. I could careless what was on Football wise. I caught up on my recorded shows. Especially that nonsense last week, that almost tipped me over to not watching anymore. I even sent back by Ben Military Jersey as I felt dirty giving the NFL any of my Money.


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