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Haole Girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-11-09 03:32 PM
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Why do the Kansas City Chiefs have the state of Texas on their helmets?
Football can be so confusing.

:crazy:
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av8rdave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-11-09 03:34 PM
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1. Because they wish they were the Cowboys?
I may regret saying that depending on how this turns out. I can't remember the last time the 'Boys won in OT.
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Haole Girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-11-09 03:35 PM
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2. I think they should leave it a tie
like in soccer. Oh....oh, YES! Cowboys win. :-)
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av8rdave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-11-09 03:36 PM
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3. Woa! How 'bout them COWBOYS?
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liberaltrucker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-11-09 03:39 PM
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6. As much as it pains me:
Congratulations 'Boys.

x( :hi:
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av8rdave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-11-09 03:58 PM
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13. It only hurts for a little while
Cowboys haters can probably take solace in the fact that it took OT to beat the Chiefs.
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liberaltrucker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-11-09 04:05 PM
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16. I'm not a hater
Just an AFC West fan.

O8)
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av8rdave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-11-09 04:13 PM
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19. Understand!
Have been a Broncos fan since I went to college in Colorado in the 70s. I root for them unless they're playing the Cowboys or if they're in the Super Bowl (gotta support the NFC, ya understand).

Hope they can pull it out today!
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liberaltrucker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-11-09 04:32 PM
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22. I pulled for the NFC in the SB couple years ago
Edited on Sun Oct-11-09 04:33 PM by liberaltrucker
NYG to be precise. Eli is a good Southern boy, after all.

:)
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liberaltrucker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-11-09 03:37 PM
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4. They were originally the Dallas Texans
in the early days of the AFL. This is the 50th Anniversary of the AFL.
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Haole Girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-11-09 03:38 PM
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5. Thanks
I did google it, but my keyboard locked up. Too many people googling the same question maybe? :rofl:
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liberaltrucker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-11-09 03:42 PM
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8. Check out the Broncos and Patriots throwback uniforms
:rofl:

On CBS now.
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Haole Girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-11-09 03:44 PM
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9. LOL!
And I thought they were bad last week.

:rofl:
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liberaltrucker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-11-09 03:45 PM
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11. Yep
:rofl:
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Crabby Appleton Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-11-09 03:40 PM
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7. KC Chiefs started out as the Dallas Texans
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Haole Girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-11-09 03:44 PM
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10. Thanks!
:hi:
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Zomby Woof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-11-09 05:41 PM
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25. To supplement the above answer
Today is NFL Legacy Day, in which teams are wearing their 1960 vintage uniforms (if the team existed back then) - including the referees. This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the AFL (American Football League), which from the 1960-'61 season through the end of the 1969-'70 season, was a separate professional football league from the NFL. The Dallas Texans, who started with the AFL in 1960, moved by the beginning of the 1963-'64 season and became the Kansas City Chiefs.

During the AFL's 10 season run, each league played a championship title game, so there were two separate professional football champions - but it wasn't until January 1967 that the champions of both leagues played each other for the first time. We now know that game as "Super Bowl I". Only the first four Super Bowls were match-ups between the AFL and NFL Champions. After the end of the 1969-'70 season, the AFL was merged with the NFL, so in the fall of 1970, only one league remained.

Keep in mind, before the first four Super Bowls, AFL teams NEVER played NFL teams. Those four Super Bowls are the ONLY time in history teams from each league played each other.

So in reality, the Dallas Texans never played the Dallas Cowboys (who began their existence in 1960 also, but in the NFL) - but it makes for a clever marketing ploy.



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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-11-09 03:47 PM
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12. HOW ABOUT THEM COWBOYS!
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-11-09 04:02 PM
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15. Yay. They took five quarters to beat an 0-5 team that they easily outmatched in talent.
God, we need an offensive coordinator.
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liberaltrucker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-11-09 04:10 PM
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17. No doubt
"offensive" being the operative word.

:)
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-11-09 04:12 PM
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18. So you're saying they shouldn't have cut TO?
:)
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liberaltrucker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-11-09 04:18 PM
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20. Perhaps
Or, maybe trade Romo. Y'all need a consistent QB.
So do we (Broncos).

:)
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-11-09 05:37 PM
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23. Romo is great. We need an offensive scheme that other teams don't know better than us.
Romo is inconsistent because he's having to improvise every play because the original play is busted before it begins. Garrett calls plays, but he doesn't know how to call an entire game. He calls runs and passes randomly instead of using one to set up the other. Brady or Manning would be inconsistent in this offense. The only reason the Cowboys win is because they have so much talent. Romo, Witten, Barber, Choice, Jones (when he's not injured), Crayton, Austin (he proved that today).

The defense is great under Philips, except his two minute defense. And I don't know how much role he plays in calling the offense. I don't know that he's a good head coach, but he's a good defensive coordinator.
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-12-09 09:45 AM
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39. Yea. Definitely a new OC. Garrett has no imagination.
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sasquatch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-11-09 05:48 PM
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27. How was it like to see your team play in a real football stadium for once?
:D
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-11-09 06:01 PM
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29. He's a Cowboys fan. He's always known what it's like.
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sasquatch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-11-09 06:03 PM
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30. That billion dollar + eye sore, I think not
In that ego dome you can't even kick the football and also you're still playing on a fucking rug.
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-11-09 06:13 PM
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32. That's what they said about the Eiffel Tower. Great achievement is always criticized at first.
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-11-09 04:01 PM
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14. The real question, is why do all the other teams not?
:shrug:
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liberaltrucker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-11-09 04:21 PM
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21. Gawd, even LIBERAL Texans have a superiority complex!
Edited on Sun Oct-11-09 04:33 PM by liberaltrucker
:banghead:
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-11-09 05:38 PM
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24. We are the only Texans who should, you have to admit. nt
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liberaltrucker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-11-09 05:43 PM
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26. OK, ya got me there
:)
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-11-09 05:54 PM
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28. I tried. I thought you were on the verge of becoming a Texan. Did I remember that wrong?
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sasquatch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-11-09 06:07 PM
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31. Probably because its not a good idea to have a logo on your helmet of an area the Mexicans used to-
call "Anos del Diablo".
:P
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-11-09 06:14 PM
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33. What do you think they call the rest of the US now?
Is it more flattering? :)
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JonLP24 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-11-09 06:24 PM
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34. It's the 60th AFL anniversary
Every team in the AFC will wear throwbacks at least once this year.
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Zomby Woof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-11-09 06:41 PM
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36. 50th
Today is NFL Legacy Day, in which even some non-AFL teams (like the Cowboys) wore their 1960 vintage uniforms. It's to promote the clothing line "NFL Legacy" - which includes those sweatshirts the coaching staffs were wearing.

Opening weekend was when all the old AFL teams wore their uniforms. Today it includes a few NFL teams.
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JonLP24 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-11-09 06:46 PM
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37. It certainly is an all year thing
Jets and Oilers wore their throwbacks Week 2.
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Zomby Woof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-11-09 08:03 PM
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38. Yeah
I think they waited until week 2 because they were each others' first AFL opponents of the season.

Today's loophole was the clothing line promo - hence an NFL team like the Cowboys participating. And on Thanksgiving every year, throwbacks are in vogue.

They'll find a way to maximize it.
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old mark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-11-09 06:29 PM
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35. It's a rental thing.......pays for a lot of shoes. nt
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