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In case you haven't seen it yet.  (Yes it basically just rips off Will Ferrell, but it's not like ESPN personalities haven't been doing that for years.  It's still funny, because it's Ol' Lightbulb Head himself.)

 

post #802 of 3167

I saw that a bit earlier, I also find a bunch of these very spot on.

 

post #803 of 3167

Graceland is in Memphis, so that's a bit of a dud. He nailed the Browns, though. (and the Cowboys)

post #804 of 3167

I'm not expecting much from the Falcons this year, what with a one-week-at-home-and-next-week-away schedule, but a man can dream.

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Thread Starter 

Holy shit, the Browns guy killed me.  And the Steelers for that matter.

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Originally Posted by Martianman View Post

Holy shit, the Browns guy killed me.  And the Steelers for that matter.

Yeah, I need to make that an animated gif, and just post it each Sunday.

 

Unsourced "sources" on Twitter have mentioned the possibility of giving Modell a moment of silence this Sunday. Since Cleveland's first game is at home, I kinda hope it happens.

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Out of the blue question: Does anyone else here cheer for multiple teams? I grew up a Browns fan, but that was before the Titans came to the city I've lived in for the last 15 years. Since then, I've been somewhat torn; the Titans have certainly been more successful, and I lost my mind at the Music City Miracle as much as everyone else here, but I'm still primarily a Browns fan. Am I a hypocrite for cheering for the Titans equally? This feels like the sports version of that "Help me appreciate beauty" thread, but thoughts are welcome.

post #808 of 3167

Mangy, Yes! The Miami Dolphins are my...Favorite Team!  I have been a fan since I was...4 years old which was of course their...Undefeated Season!  Of course I didn't know much about the game then, and it is possible that I liked that...Flipper was the team mascot and on their helmets.  I was the...Only Dolphin fan in my family.  My mom and step father were Jets fans, My aunt and uncle were Patriot fans, my middle step brother was a Bills fan, and their reaction to me was...Really?  The Dolphins?  I got to see Miami play whenever I visited my grandparents on my mothers side in St. Petersberg, Florida.  There were no Buccaneers or Jaguars then.  Then came disaster, after winning back to back superbowls the WFL happened.  Larry Csonka, Jim Kiick and Paul Warfield joined the league and Miami hasn't won a title since.  After the WFL debacle, Csonka joined the NYGiants.  Bill Arnsbarger the Dolphin Defensive Coordinator joined the Giants.  There was no direct tv then, and we didn't go to sports bars.  So I started watching The NY Giants.  It is my...Long Winded Explanation.  I never liked...Short Sentences, when I could be...Expansive!

post #809 of 3167
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Originally Posted by Mangy View Post

Unsourced "sources" on Twitter have mentioned the possibility of giving Modell a moment of silence this Sunday. Since Cleveland's first game is at home, I kinda hope it happens.

He'll be boo'd.

 

 

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Out of the blue question: Does anyone else here cheer for multiple teams?

 

With Fantasy I root for players.  If there is an underdog team that starts playing well I'll start watching them more. Chiefs a couple years back. 

 

I love watching Brady work.  Watching the Bears offense struggle forever it's a joy to watch a guy like Brady cut up a defense.  He can stand in the pocket for 5 seconds and just wait for someone to be open.  I drool at the thought that it may happen one day for the Bears.

post #810 of 3167

The Saints were my team until my hometown got a team (Jacksonville) - I still root for them even though I consider myself a Jaguars fan first and foremost. All throughout college there were a group of about five of us who would gather at one place to watch the Saints games (early 90s when the defense was great but the offense was so-so) every Sunday. Still keep in touch with a couple of them occasionally.

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Thread Starter 

I'm a Steelers fan first, but I'm from Georgia and live in Atlanta now, so I also pull for the Falcons.  I also like the Packers somewhat and Tampa Bay (left over love for the Bandits of the USFL I guess).  There aren't many teams I just purely despise...mostly just players.

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Originally Posted by Anyawatchin Angel View Post
  I drool at the thought that it may happen one day for the Bears.

 

 

Cutler is arguably the Bears' best QB since Sid Luckman, so you may at some point get your wish if Angelo ever realizes you can have more than 2 good offensive players at the same time ("wait, that's ALLOWED? Why didn't someone tell me that YEARS ago?") 

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I actually like to follow the Packers, Patriots and Radiers. The first two because I've appreciated how the teams have been run the last decade or so and the Raiders for actually being a crazier organization than the Skins. I also loved watching any team Marty coached, especially the Montana years at the Chefs.
 

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Originally Posted by Chavez View Post

 

 

Cutler is arguably the Bears' best QB since Sid Luckman, so you may at some point get your wish if Angelo ever realizes you can have more than 2 good offensive players at the same time ("wait, that's ALLOWED? Why didn't someone tell me that YEARS ago?") 

 

Well thankfully for Bears fans that idiot Angelo is no longer around. My buddy who's a big fan of the Bears loves the new GM and it seems to be working out for them but you don't know truelly for a year or two.

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I also loved watching any team Marty coached, especially the Montana years at the Chefs.

Schotty was a delight with the Browns as well. His "there's a GLEAM" speech is one of the great unintentional comedy moments of all time:

 

post #816 of 3167

"Honest" NFL logos. The one for the Packers gave me a giggle.

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Sorry for the nonstop posts, but one more item: The Browns will honor Modell at Sunday's game. WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG?

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Originally Posted by Mangy View Post

Out of the blue question: Does anyone else here cheer for multiple teams? I grew up a Browns fan, but that was before the Titans came to the city I've lived in for the last 15 years. Since then, I've been somewhat torn; the Titans have certainly been more successful, and I lost my mind at the Music City Miracle as much as everyone else here, but I'm still primarily a Browns fan. Am I a hypocrite for cheering for the Titans equally? This feels like the sports version of that "Help me appreciate beauty" thread, but thoughts are welcome.

 

I'm going to give you too much information just because I think it shows some sort of mental imbalance of my own.

 

I've lived in Arizona my whole life.  Growing up there was one professional sports team, the Phoenix Suns.  Baseball and Football came later to AZ, and my love for both of those sports blossomed at different times, but the Suns are the one constant for me.

 

When I fell in love with football all of my friends were Cowboys fans.  I'm sure it's because of the general proximity and the fact that they were very good at the time.  I gravitated towards the Steelers because I liked the way they played and (probably more importantly to me) they were beating the Cowboys who I've always hated. 

 

For years Arizona was supposedly on the short list of expansion teams for the NFL.  My friends and I would think of mascots and draw pretend uniforms and helmets and try to imagine what their colors would be.  I was still a huge Steelers fan, but I realized that as soon as we got our expansion team that would change.

 

And then we got the Cardinals.  I can't even tell you how disappointing that was.  I swallowed hard and realized they would be our team and as bad as the franchise had been historically they would be my team.  Until they didn't change their mascot or their colors with the excuse that they wanted to hold on to their "history".  I don't even understand why somebody would adopt a team that doesn't bother to adopt your town.  I wish the Cardinals well, but they'll never be my team at this point.  I didn't make a lot of friends when I cheered my Steelers on to victory over the home town Cardinals at the Super Bowl party I attended.

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Suddenly I'm a Ravens fan. An excerpt of letter sent by Ravens punter Chris Kluwe to a politician who was dismayed than an NFL "employee" would support gay marriage. Whole thing at the link:

 

http://deadspin.com/5941348/they-wont-magically-turn-you-into-a-lustful-cockmonster-chris-kluwe-explains-gay-marriage-to-the-politician-who-is-offended-by-an-nfl-player-supporting-it

 

"Dear Emmett C. Burns Jr.,

 

I find it inconceivable that you are an elected official of Maryland's state government. Your vitriolic hatred and bigotry make me ashamed and disgusted to think that you are in any way responsible for shaping policy at any level. The views you espouse neglect to consider several fundamental key points, which I will outline in great detail (you may want to hire an intern to help you with the longer words)...

 

...I can assure you that gay people getting married will have zero effect on your life. They won't come into your house and steal your children. They won't magically turn you into a lustful cockmonster. They won't even overthrow the government in an orgy of hedonistic debauchery because all of a sudden they have the same legal rights as the other 90 percent of our population—rights like Social Security benefits, child care tax credits, Family and Medical Leave to take care of loved ones, and COBRA healthcare for spouses and children. You know what having these rights will make gays? Full-fledged American citizens just like everyone else, with the freedom to pursue happiness and all that entails. Do the civil-rights struggles of the past 200 years mean absolutely nothing to you?"

 

 

That is pure awesome sauce.

post #820 of 3167

I'm a Bengals fan, so of course I root for other teams.  I started following the Colts when I carpooled with a guy who used to live in Indy.  Then last year happened.  I think I may have brought some of Cincy's luck to them...
 

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I'm a die-hard Chiefs fan, but I can root for anyone......as long as that anyone is not the Broncos, Raiders, Chargers (except for the Marty years), Cowboys, Redskins (the Shanahan factor), and now the Jets. Screw the Jets.

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This sunday I'll be at Chiefs vs Falcons. I'll be in row 5 of the endzone where, I'm sure, Tony Gonzalez will score at least 2 TDs.

Jacob and MartianMan, you both seem like awesome guys, so please forgive me for voodoo-cursing the hell out of the Dirty Birds this weekend!

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Originally Posted by Chavez View Post

 

 

Cutler is arguably the Bears' best QB since Sid Luckman, so you may at some point get your wish if Angelo ever realizes you can have more than 2 good offensive players at the same time ("wait, that's ALLOWED? Why didn't someone tell me that YEARS ago?") 

Cutler is the Best QB the Bears have had ever.  Nostalgia is the only reason there is a debate about this.

 

And when Brandon Marshall takes his first snap he will be the best Wide Reciever the Bears have ever had.  Another sad statement considering the Bears have been around forever.

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Didn't Angelo trade for Cutler?

 

Meanwhile, over at The Onion:

 

http://www.theonion.com/articles/report-its-not-too-early-to-be-pessimistic-about-c,29480/

 

So funny, so painfully true.

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Suddenly I'm a Ravens fan. An excerpt of letter sent by Ravens punter Chris Kluwe to a politician who was dismayed than an NFL "employee" would support gay marriage. Whole thing at the link:

 

http://deadspin.com/5941348/they-wont-magically-turn-you-into-a-lustful-cockmonster-chris-kluwe-explains-gay-marriage-to-the-politician-who-is-offended-by-an-nfl-player-supporting-it

 

Still ain't rooting for Joe Flacco.

 

But that's aces there. I kinda wish we heard something like that during the DNC.

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Well thankfully for Bears fans that idiot Angelo is no longer around. My buddy who's a big fan of the Bears loves the new GM and it seems to be working out for them but you don't know truelly for a year or two.

 

 

Confession - I have been about 90% out of the sports news loop. Who won the World Series this year? 

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When GB sucked, I used to kinda semi-root for Tampa, and always had a soft spot for the Seahawks as well. 

 

 

Past couple decades, no "team B" has been needed. 

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Originally Posted by Anyawatchin Angel View Post

Cutler is the Best QB the Bears have had ever.  Nostalgia is the only reason there is a debate about this.

 

And when Brandon Marshall takes his first snap he will be the best Wide Reciever the Bears have ever had.  Another sad statement considering the Bears have been around forever.

True, but then haven't the Bears always been about defense and not offense. It seems to me that the franchise just has this philosophy that its all the defense nevermind who we have at QB, RB, or wide receiver. Can't even begin  to imagine how many great offensive players the Bears have passed over in the draft over the years!

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Originally Posted by Anyawatchin Angel View Post

And when Brandon Marshall takes his first snap he will be the best Wide Reciever the Bears have ever had.  Another sad statement considering the Bears have been around forever.

 

 

....not to mention that Marshall, while a really good player, isn't even in the first tier of current WRs ( I consider that to be Megatron and Fitzgerald). 

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My favorite team is the Packers and whoever is playing the Cowboys.  That simple.  I'm pretty sure Cowboy fans are all horrible people.

 

There are three elite receivers in the NFL: Calvin Johnson, Larry Fitzgerald, and Andre Johnson.  The next tier is really good and there are several guys that fall in, but the future Hall of Fame category is only those guys right now.

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There are three elite receivers in the NFL: Calvin Johnson, Larry Fitzgerald, and Andre Johnson.  The next tier is really good and there are several guys that fall in, but the future Hall of Fame category is only those guys right now.

Andre Johnson would have to stay healthy for that to happen.  and at 31 if you look at his stats it's no HOF career. 

 

Brandon Marshall is an elite WR.  He just had no QB throwing to him the last couple years.  And he still had 80+ catches and 1,000+ yards as a Dolphin.

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Marshall is too much of a head case, it's impacting his career.  Top guys don't get passed around that much unless they're locker room cancer.  Call it "TO Syndrome".

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Marshall is too much of a head case, it's impacting his career.  Top guys don't get passed around that much unless they're locker room cancer.  Call it "TO Syndrome".

He does have diagnosed mental issues which he is dealing with.  I don't think you can blame him for Denver.  Josh McDaniels detroyed that franchise with wanting to bring in Matt cassell over Cutler.  He got Rid of Cutler, Marshall, Hillis, and Scheffler-4 all pro players on offense.  As for Miami-maybe his night club fight that wasn't scared them off. 

 

I bet you anything the Miami players were pissed they got rid of him.  Hell, they wanted to keep Chad Johnson and he sucked.  The Miami WR core is horrible.  Getting rid of Marshall will haunt them.  A strong locker room can handle a guy like Marshall if he produces.  Look at Moss in Minnestoa to Oakland to New England.  He produced in the 2 places that had strong leadership and failed in Oakland.  Marshall will be great in Chicago and I'm one of the most pesimistic bears fans out there.

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I would say I'm more of a football fan rather than a fan of any particular club. In fact, I'd say that there are more teams that I root against than actually root for. The Raiders, Cowboys, Giants, and Steelers are at the top pf my hate list. I always want to see those 4 teams lose and if they're playing eachother then I have to thing long and hard who I want to see win. Mostly, I just want to see good, edge-of-your-seat football. But if I have to pick a couple of teams I like to root for it would be the Pats and Packers, which, BTW, would make one hella of a SB!

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http://sports.yahoo.com/news/modell-family-asks-browns-cancel-200212076--nfl.html

 

 

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 CLEVELAND (AP) -- Avoiding a negative reaction and potentially ugly scene, the Cleveland Browns will honor a request by Art Modell's family and not acknowledge the former owner's death before Sunday's season opener.

 Called it.

 

11 hours till greatness.  REDZONE I LOVE YOU.

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Today is the first day of my season-long love affair with NFL Sunday Ticket. CANNOT WAIT. Today promises to be a blur of booze, fatty foods and legalized violence.

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I'm a BoSox fan and I love the sport of baseball. But holy Jesus fuckballs, I am ready for some goddamn football after this fucking disgraceful baseball season.

 

3 hours til kickoff! Can't wait!

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Today is the first day of my season-long love affair with NFL Sunday Ticket. CANNOT WAIT. Today promises to be a blur of booze, fatty foods and legalized violence.

I love me some REDZONE, but why can't I get it plus a Sunday Ticket Package?  NFL is fucking up giving it all to Dish Network.  I'm not getting a dish in Chicago.

 

Predictions

Chicago big over Indy

Philly really big over Cleveland with a Modell sucks chant

Pats big over Tenn

KC in a squeaker over ATL

Jax/Minny quit football because they suck so bad

NO big over Wash

Bills over Jets

Det +30 over Rams

Hou +30 over Fins

GB over SF 24-17

Seattle 27 Cards 13

CAR 23 TB 13

Pitt 31 Den 24 but Manning lives

Cincy 31 Balt 17 big upset

Oak 31 SD 21

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Fuck my Bears

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RG3 to Garcon.  Me likey.

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RGIII's first drive was basically all screen passes.  And even many of those were too high.  The pass to Garcon was better, but still a little high.  I think this is more the Saints defense and the indoor track than him being great, but he does look energized and dynamic, rather than a deer in the headlights like many rookies.  So it's definitely something to be hopeful for if you're a Redskin fan.

 

That Jimmy Graham catch made me regret not drafting him.  What a beast.

 

edit- Now that play I liked from RGIII.  Keep the play going, find the open man downfield.  Sideline throw.  Very nice.

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Brandon Marshall is a joy to watch.  6 catches/72 yards with a td in the first half + a Matrix like duck on a good catch to avoid getting drilled.  marshall is an Elite WR.

 

The Refs blow this game.  The INT Luck threw should have been offsides andthe Pass interference call on Hester was bad.  Pay the Refs!

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Ah, the Browns. Weeden sucks, but we've got quite a good defense. Too bad they can't score.

 

I hope this is just the start of Trent Richardson running over people.

 

I'm shocked with how good the Falcons, Redskins and Jets look.

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I'm shocked with how good the Falcons, Redskins and Jets look.

 Matt Ryan screws me last year and is elite now-ass hole.

 

Appears the Saints coaching suspensions is coming into play.

 

Jets-I want to see it again.  The Bills, from what I saw, looked awful.  Fitzpatrick looks like a rookie.  He was staring down an area and still didn't see the Jet for a pick 6

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Hate to be a Eagles fan right now.

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God damn it Jaguars. Make a fucking extra point and you win the game.

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The Vikings almost pulled defeat from the jaws of victory.  Again.

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God damn it Jaguars. Make a fucking extra point and you win the game.

Not really.  The connected on the 2pt conversion so it evened out. 

 

Allowing the Vikings to get a 55 yd FG when you are up by 3 with 20 seconds to go lost it.

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Well.. that really doesn't make me feel any better.

 

I got off work and turned on the radio when overtime started, so mercifully didn't see any of it. Heard that Cecil Shorts' catch to take the lead in the 4th quarter was amazing though.

 

And apparently the Jags have a shitload of more injuries too. Great.

post #850 of 3167

Who is this and what have they done with the Bucs?

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