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Resistance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 02:42 PM
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Extremely bold NFL prediction!
Edited on Sun Sep-14-03 02:46 PM by Resistance
The Tampa Bay Bucs will join the 1972 Miami Dolphins as being the only teams to have an UNDEFEATED SEASON.

And I say this not even as a Bucs fan. But take a look at their schedule this year:

Carolina
@Atlanta
BYE
Indianapolis
@Washington
@San Francisco
Dallas
New Orleans
@Carolina
Green Bay
N.Y. Giants
@Jacksonville
@New Orleans
Houston
Atlanta
@Tennessee

Who is going to beat them? They have an extremely favorable schedule - and they even get Atlanta in Atlanta when Vick is still out. Will Washington beat them? Umm nope. San Fran? Umm no, although this might be their only real test until later in the season. Green Bay? Nope, not in Tampa. The Giants? Outside shot, but again, it's in Tampa, and the Giants won't be able to run Tiki, or pass the ball (who can pass against the Bucs?) The best shot any team has, I think is Tennessee - that game is in Tennessee and if Tampa is 15-0 at that point, you know the Titans will be up for that game. In the end though, I don't see it.

Tampa is going undefeated. This defense of theirs is one of the best I have ever seen. They fly to the football, and are in the QB's face nearly every down. And they now have this coach who is probably the best in the NFL now, too. Gruden is the master of the game, studying film way before anyone else is. I heard Brad Johnson saying that before each game, Gruden's got this long list of things to watch out for from the opposing defense, and he said that so much of it turns out to be true.

Of course they will take home-field advantage, and then who will challenge? Maybe the Rams, if they can get themselves together. There's been kind of a nice rivalry going between the Rams and the Bucs in recent seasons, and, like I say - if the Rams can get it going, they could challenge. Also, I think maybe the Vikings, if they look as for real this year as they looked in Week 1 in Green Bay. The Vikings also know the Bucs well from playing twice a year in the old NFC Central. But I still don't even see that.

Tampa goes to the Super Bowl, and they will win again, becoming the only team to ever go 19-0 on the season.
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Dude_CalmDown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 02:43 PM
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1. Didn't the Dolphins loose last week to the Texans
?
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Resistance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 02:46 PM
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3. my fault
I worded that badly - I meant to say the Bucs will go undefeated this season, joining the 1972 Miami Dolphins
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Dude_CalmDown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 02:50 PM
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9. I should have known
The Steelers are loosing big right now so my mind isn't working quite right.
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leftist_rebel1569 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 02:46 PM
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4. he's talking about the '72 dolphins, I think...
Edited on Sun Sep-14-03 02:46 PM by leftist_rebel1569
n/t
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JohnKleeb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 02:46 PM
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5. that was 30 years ago when they went undefeated dude
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CarlBallard Donating Member (512 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 02:46 PM
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6. I think he means the 72 Dolphins
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Avalux Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 02:44 PM
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2. Bucs maybe
but not Miami. They lost last week.
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Resistance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 02:47 PM
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7. damn I really screwed that up
I edited the post, to be clear.
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Avalux Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 02:49 PM
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8. Don't worry about it
and I'm pulling for the Bucs; Joe Jurevicius is my boy (PSU). I think they can do it. :bounce:
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CarlBallard Donating Member (512 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 02:50 PM
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10. In the style of folks who didn't get your post:
That game aganist BYE is going to be pretty tough too. I've never heard of a team winning on the BYE day.
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Resistance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 02:53 PM
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11. LOL
BYE does have a new coaching staff, y'know
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trumad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 03:05 PM
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12. Not a chance in Hell
What you're implying is that the Buc's are or were as good as the 72 Phins... They're not even close.

Nahhh..the bucs will go 12 and 4... Parity in the NFL is real...
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Brucey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 05:00 PM
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13. No, Arizona will be undefeated.
Bucs? No way. Won't last one more Sunday.
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Fight_n_back Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 05:10 PM
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14. As you know by now
Carolina is making them look rather ordinary.
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Blue_Chill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 05:11 PM
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15. The bucs are losing to the panthers
Perhaps you should wait until tuesday before you make extremely bold predictions.

I'm not saying they will lose but this was my upset pick of the week.
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Resistance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 05:13 PM
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16. LOL ok ok
I see the current score (9-0). Maybe is best for me to wait until the end of the season to predict what would have happened.
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fishnfla Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 06:11 PM
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18. Oh brother 9-3 with 2 mins left!
There are old NFL prognosticaters, there are bold NFL prognosticaters. There are no old and bold ones. Any given sunday any more in the NFL
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TSIAS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 06:11 PM
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17. Well
With 2 minutes to go, Carolina's up 9-3.
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Blue_Chill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 06:22 PM
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19. Bucs win!!!!!!!!!
what a save!
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fishnfla Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 06:26 PM
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21. not so fast
Edited on Sun Sep-14-03 06:27 PM by fishnfla
counting eggs before they hatch
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TSIAS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 06:26 PM
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22. Spoke to soon
Who'd have the Bucs would have another one blocked?
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Blue_Chill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 06:29 PM
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23. holy flying monkeys
never thought that would happen
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TSIAS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 06:32 PM
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25. Don't feel bad
Even ESPN.com has the score listed 10-9 TB on their front page. About everyone spoke too soon. :)
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TSIAS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 06:26 PM
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20. Wow!!!
Tampa just scored on the last possession. Johnson threw a TD pass to McCardell. Then Grammatica had his extra point blocked. The game's now in OT, tied at 9-9. 3rd time a TB kick has been blocked today.
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Resistance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 06:31 PM
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24. What a great game!
Truly this is football at its best!
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Resistance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 06:34 PM
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26. 3 and 10 in OT, pass incomplete- BUT
roughing the passer!! 1st and 10 panthers
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fishnfla Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 06:38 PM
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27. If they tie
you'd still be right
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Resistance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 06:40 PM
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29. woohoo you're right
come on time ... tick tick tick tick
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Resistance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 06:39 PM
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28. ok I have to admit something
I do hope the Bucs win - otherwise I look like the biggest dope LOL
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TSIAS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 06:42 PM
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30. Things are looking good
They're near midfield now. Grammatica has a good leg if he can actually get a kick off.
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fishnfla Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 06:44 PM
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32. no worries
takes alot of guts to be bold :)
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TSIAS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 06:42 PM
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31. What's with all these penalties?
Reminds me of Oakland/Tennessee from last Sunday night. There's been close to 30 accepted penalties today.
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TSIAS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 06:50 PM
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33. Carolina's practically in FG range now
Nice return by Smith. Now Davis has it at Tampa's 31.
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Resistance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 06:51 PM
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34. oh my god nice run back
4-16-CAR42 (6:20) T.Tupa punts 34 yards to CAR 8, Center-R.Benjamin. S.Smith to TB 40 for 52 yards (D.Smith).
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Resistance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 06:52 PM
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35. can I amend my original post?
To: "Extremely DUMB NFL prediction"
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dawgman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 06:54 PM
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36. Whoops!
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Resistance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 06:56 PM
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38. LMAO
someone shoot me please
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fishnfla Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 06:57 PM
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39. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA
I'm laughing but not in a mean spirited way
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Resistance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 06:57 PM
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40. please god let this thread sink
LOL
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fishnfla Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 06:59 PM
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42. Think of it this way
You'll always be remembered. Aint football great?
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TSIAS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 06:55 PM
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37. Panthers win 12-9!
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Resistance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 06:58 PM
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41. My new extremely bold prediction
The Tampa Bucs will still have a good season!
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Blue_Chill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 06:59 PM
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43. LOL!
As a skins fan I'm glad to see Stephen Davis is still kicking ass.
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Mr. Brown of MD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 07:45 PM
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44. Just remember
If Babe Ruth hadn't called his shot that one time, nobody would have cared that he hit that home run.

Of course, if he had called the shot and hadn't hit the homer, nobody would've cared either. But hey, you bet big and you either win or lose big.

-CollegeDude
Whose team had a good day today
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Best_man23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 09:45 PM
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45. As a fan of the Fins
I had to kick this one :kick:

Another prediction of perfection gone by the wayside. Looking past opponents in the NFL is not wise, as Miami found out last week.
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