02-09-2014 06:43 PM
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  1. squire777's Avatar
    Vikings should have kept Frazier and fired the GM.


    I don't really know which teams to root for in these playoffs. Maybe Carolina since they play well on both sides of the ball.

    I do know that I would like to see Manning and Brady eliminated.
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    12-30-2013 11:20 AM
  2. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Vikings should have kept Frazier and fired the GM.


    I don't really know which teams to root for in these playoffs. Maybe Carolina since they play well on both sides of the ball.

    I do know that I would like to see Manning and Brady eliminated.
    Well, Brady won't do much this year. Manning should get to the AFC championship game though...not sure past that.
    Waiting to see if Munchak in TEN will join the chopping block. Some of these teams underachieved and have some serious QB issues..
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    12-30-2013 04:44 PM
  3. TonyDedrick's Avatar
    Well, Brady won't do much this year. Manning should get to the AFC championship game though...not sure past that.
    Waiting to see if Munchak in TEN will join the chopping block. Some of these teams underachieved and have some serious QB issues..
    AFC is a bit wide open, IMO. For as amazing Manning was this season, his track record for playoff failure has me in in wait and see mode. Plus that defense is suspect as well. And while the Pats have their issues, LeGarrette Blount is clearly the X Factor now in the situation. If they can get him going like they did against Buffalo, they will be tough to handle. At the end of the day, I guess Denver should get the benefit of the doubt in getting to the SB just based on their impressive regular season (at least offensively). However, I think it would be unwise to dismiss how flawed the AFC is compared to the NFC (which its teams aren't without their issues either)

    And I'm hoping for a Manning/Brady championship game. These guys are at the tail end of their careers. Gotta get these moments as much as you can.
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    12-31-2013 08:06 AM
  4. snowmutt's Avatar
    and they just announced that Schiano and GM Dominik are out in TB....
    There was zero- like none- indication what Tampa ownership was going to do. That is why most people thought Schiano was safe.

    Both Dominik (who was with the Bucs organization for 20 years, starting as a scout) and Schiano? With no gossip? Wow.

    I heard Lovie Smith and Gary Kubiack were the coaches Tampa is the most interested in, with a couple coordinators on the short list as well. No idea which names. While I know neither of those former coaches will excite anyone, I am fine with either, but pulling for Lovie. I think the man is a very good coach that will be extremely driven if given a second shot.

    Someone is going to have to explain to me Jason Garrett not getting canned.
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    12-31-2013 09:29 AM
  5. snowmutt's Avatar
    Vikings should have kept Frazier and fired the GM.
    I am betting we see Mr. Frazier get another shot in a couple years from now. I thought we saw a lot of good things from him. There was never the "bone-head" plays from his team, they weren't sloppy as far as stupid peneties, and his game management wasn't horrid. Just didn't seem like they could put a full 4 quarter effort out every game. That may have been more the players.
    12-31-2013 09:35 AM
  6. snowmutt's Avatar
    I am kinda cheering for Carolina. Like their story this year. But, I worry they will not be ready for the "playoff intensity". Worried they were the worst team to have a week off. They were rolling, fairly healthy, and young enough to not care about that 2 seed. A week off listening to the home town crowd crow about how good they are and the coaching staff may not be able to get them focused.

    I find myself cheering for Denver only to shut up these sports morons that say Mannings legacy will be "tainted" if he ONLY has one SuperBowl win to his name. Dumbest crap ever. Ask Tarkenton, Kelly, and Marino if they would like to be "tainted" in such a way.

    Why is only QB's get held to that stupid "SuperBowl" wins standard? Never hear anyone say "Barry Sanders is a great RB, but he never won the big one." **** Butkus is reconized as one of the top 5 LB's of all time, and I am not sure if he ever got a playoff win.
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    12-31-2013 09:42 AM
  7. snowmutt's Avatar
    OH MY GOSH!!! Mr. Butkus' NAME got the censor treatment???

    Okay, THAT is funny....
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    12-31-2013 09:44 AM
  8. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Someone is going to have to explain to me Jason Garrett not getting canned.
    The short answer: two words - Jerry Jones.

    The long version - the Cowboys are and have been a .500 for the last 10+ years. Jerry likes the spotlight on him, so they're mired in mediocrity. It don't both me - as long as my Giants keep beating them, especially in DAL, I'm fine with Jerry continually getting in his own way from a personnel standpoint...
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    12-31-2013 02:22 PM
  9. fatclue_98's Avatar
    OH MY GOSH!!! Mr. Butkus' NAME got the censor treatment???

    Okay, THAT is funny....
    Just for giggles, let's see what they do with this former San Diego running back: Marion Butts.
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    12-31-2013 03:06 PM
  10. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    I am kinda cheering for Carolina. Like their story this year. But, I worry they will not be ready for the "playoff intensity". Worried they were the worst team to have a week off. They were rolling, fairly healthy, and young enough to not care about that 2 seed. A week off listening to the home town crowd crow about how good they are and the coaching staff may not be able to get them focused.

    I find myself cheering for Denver only to shut up these sports morons that say Mannings legacy will be "tainted" if he ONLY has one SuperBowl win to his name. Dumbest crap ever. Ask Tarkenton, Kelly, and Marino if they would like to be "tainted" in such a way.

    Why is only QB's get held to that stupid "SuperBowl" wins standard? Never hear anyone say "Barry Sanders is a great RB, but he never won the big one." **** Butkus is reconized as one of the top 5 LB's of all time, and I am not sure if he ever got a playoff win.
    So here's my SB pick that I used in the office pool: Denver and Carolina.
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    12-31-2013 03:15 PM
  11. TonyDedrick's Avatar
    There was zero- like none- indication what Tampa ownership was going to do. That is why most people thought Schiano was safe.

    Both Dominik (who was with the Bucs organization for 20 years, starting as a scout) and Schiano? With no gossip? Wow.

    I heard Lovie Smith and Gary Kubiack were the coaches Tampa is the most interested in, with a couple coordinators on the short list as well. No idea which names. While I know neither of those former coaches will excite anyone, I am fine with either, but pulling for Lovie. I think the man is a very good coach that will be extremely driven if given a second shot.

    Someone is going to have to explain to me Jason Garrett not getting canned.
    The Cowboys are like the NFL's version of insanity. Or its just pure arrogance on Jerry Jones' part to think his vision will magically produce different results.
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    12-31-2013 06:42 PM
  12. fatclue_98's Avatar
    The Cowboys are like the NFL's version of insanity. Or its just pure arrogance on Jerry Jones' part to think his vision will magically produce different results.
    He had success with Jimmy Johnson. After the second SB, Jones said "anybody could coach the Cowboys" and JJ split. He brought in Barry Switzer and they won again. The seed was planted.
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    12-31-2013 07:26 PM
  13. psudotechzealot's Avatar
    Super Bowl 48 pick
    Broncos vs Packers

    Broncos 49
    Packers 31
    01-01-2014 04:46 AM
  14. psudotechzealot's Avatar
    Wildcard picks
    Bengals over Chargers
    Chiefs over Colts
    Packers over 49ers
    Eagles over Saints
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    01-01-2014 04:54 AM
  15. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    To win the office pool, I've got upsets this week - Chargers, Colts, 49ers, Saints.

    Championship Sunday I have Denver vs Colts, Carolina vs Seattle.

    Overall, I've got Carolina vs Denver with Denver winning it all.
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    01-01-2014 08:04 AM
  16. snowmutt's Avatar
    Okay... NOW you all have done it. You have crossed into predictions, and I am forced to play along, thereby jinxing some poor sports team to flame out in dismal defeat.

    Just remember, this was NOT my fault.

    In the NFC wildcard: Both road teams strike gold. San Fran ALWAYS beats Green Bay these days. And I just have a gut feeling New Orleans will win in the play-offs on the road to shut critics up.

    AFC wildcard: I've got Cinncy dropping a serious whupping on San Diego. The game I am totally lost on is KC VS Indy. I am going to pick the home team, as Indy is truly great at home. But if KC wins, I will not be shocked. Ried has had his team ready for every team not playing in Colorado this year, so I am sure if Indy does not play well out of the gate, KC could really run with this one.

    NFC Divisional Round: Saints are sent to Seattle, where every bad thing that has happened to them over the last couple trips happens again: It is over at the coin flip. San Fran comes in focused, ready for bear, and wanting to punch Carolina in the nose. Problem is: Carolina punches back. What's more, Ron Rivera allows Cam Newton to play to his strengths, Younger Harbough has really not allowed Kaepernick to go be himself. Panthers win.

    AFC Division: Colts to Denver where the crowd, Manning, coaches, and weather are all ready to get even for their first loss of the season. Cinncy heads to N.E., where the clock strikes midnight. Not for the Bengels, but for New England. I have no idea how they have won so much this year, and maybe I am stupid to pick against Bellichek with 2 weeks to prepare. Not like Marvin Lewis has done anything ever in the play-offs. But, I am. So there.

    Championships: Denver drops 50 on the Bengals, and in a true defensive struggle I would love to see, Carolina edges Seattle by 3 in a game neither team scores over 20 points.

    I am with MSFTisMIA:

    Denver scores early, Carolina makes it a game and takes a late lead, Manning shuts everyone up once and for all in the last 2 drives of the SuperBowl to win by 10.

    (This is gonna be ugly for someones team. I am so sorry ahaead of time...)
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    01-01-2014 09:42 AM
  17. snowmutt's Avatar
    Lovie!! Lovie!! Lovie!!

    *does happy Bucs dance...realizes he is dancing alone, doesn't care*

    I will happily take a recycled coach that is at least respected. Mr. Smith may not rack up the SuperBowl wins, but I am pleased with the hire.

    Good Luck Laura.... The Browns have a strange list of coach interviews. I hope they get this one right.
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    01-03-2014 03:49 AM
  18. snowmutt's Avatar
    By the way: MFSTisMIA: What is the long term weather report for New York during the SuperBowl?

    Surely, some weather man is taking a stab at a prediction a month in advance. Will we have a white SuperBowl???
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    01-03-2014 03:53 AM
  19. gedzum's Avatar
    I liked Lovie Smith while he was with the Bears. They were pretty consistent for the most part. Offense wasn't great, but they were able to succeed as a team on a fair number of occasions. The Bucs just might be my 2nd team now ;)
    01-03-2014 03:59 AM
  20. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    By the way: MFSTisMIA: What is the long term weather report for New York during the SuperBowl?

    Surely, some weather man is taking a stab at a prediction a month in advance. Will we have a white SuperBowl???
    Hard to say. Last winter we never really had a storm as bad as the one we have going on now. If someone wants to predict that far out, be my guest...

    I read something recently that the Superbowl committee has a contingency plan in place to play the Superbowl on a Tuesday if we get anything similar to the weather we got today around Superbowl weekend. This should be very interesting...
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    01-03-2014 05:55 AM
  21. fatclue_98's Avatar
    Lovie!! Lovie!! Lovie!!

    *does happy Bucs dance...realizes he is dancing alone, doesn't care*

    I will happily take a recycled coach that is at least respected. Mr. Smith may not rack up the SuperBowl wins, but I am pleased with the hire.

    Good Luck Laura.... The Browns have a strange list of coach interviews. I hope they get this one right.
    At least that recycled coach has been to the Super Bowl.
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    01-03-2014 09:15 AM
  22. fatclue_98's Avatar
    Hard to say. Last winter we never really had a storm as bad as the one we have going on now. If someone wants to predict that far out, be my guest...

    I read something recently that the Superbowl committee has a contingency plan in place to play the Superbowl on a Tuesday if we get anything similar to the weather we got today around Superbowl weekend. This should be very interesting...
    Super Tuesday? I thought that term was reserved for politics.
    01-03-2014 09:16 AM
  23. snowmutt's Avatar
    Super Tuesday? I thought that term was reserved for politics.
    Okay, in a way that is just creepy.....
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    01-04-2014 12:31 AM
  24. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Lovie!! Lovie!! Lovie!!

    *does happy Bucs dance...realizes he is dancing alone, doesn't care*

    I will happily take a recycled coach that is at least respected. Mr. Smith may not rack up the SuperBowl wins, but I am pleased with the hire.

    Good Luck Laura.... The Browns have a strange list of coach interviews. I hope they get this one right.
    I fear that no coach in his right mind will want to work for the Browns, given how the organization has treated past coaches.
    snowmutt and MSFTisMIA like this.
    01-04-2014 02:08 AM
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    01-04-2014 03:04 AM
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