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WilliamPitt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-11 09:03 AM
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Woke up this morning just covered in Fail.
My father went to the University of Alabama, so I am a Tide fan.

Fail.

My wife is from Pittsburgh, and is a Steelers fan.

Fail.

I am from New England, and am a Patriots fan.

Big Fat Hairy 18-1 Flashbacking Tyree Fuck Shit Ass Balls God Damn It Anyway FAIL.

:banghead:

Gonna be one of those weeks when I have to avoid Sportscenter at all costs. I had a deep rooting interest in what were arguably the three biggest games of the weekend (#1 v. #2, a huge AFC North rivals game, and a rematch of SB XLII)...all three games were down-to-the-wire nail-biters, filled with highlight-worthy plays...and in every instance, in every game, one after the other after the other...Screwn.

It isn't just the weekend's serial defeats, so much as it is the manner in which they came to pass. An LSU field goal in OT after a magnificent defensive struggle...an Eli Manning thunderclap of a drive with a minute left on the clock...and Joe Fa Chrissakes Flacco drives the field against a Steelers D that's only old on paper and throws a strike to win with eight seconds left? Yeah. That happened.

Yes yes yes, poor me and my three Super Bowls, two World Series wins, one NBA championship and an unutterably satisfying Stanley Cup victory...which makes...let me see...yeah, that's seven championship parades down Boylston Street in the last ten years (plus a 'Bama win tucked in there for good measure)...poor faaaaahkin' me.

But damn, man. Damn damn damn. It is a surly Monday morning in the Pitt compound.
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trumad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-11 09:20 AM
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1. nuff said.
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WilliamPitt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-11 09:22 AM
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2. Big win for the Miami Mammals
Might have dealt yourselves out of the Luck sweepstakes for good, the way things are going in Indy.

Who knows? Three TDs, all those yards...you might have a QB already.

No, I'm not kidding.

:)
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trumad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-11 09:43 AM
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5. I'm kind of at a loss for words with this.
Miami lost leads in the 4th quarter 3 times this season... and lately have been very competitive.

Matt Moore had a 147 QB rating yesterday which is a killer rating. He was accurate, decisive and looked in command.

The biggest positive is Reggie Bush. The last couple of games he looks like an All Pro--- ran for 103 against the Giants, 97 yesterday.

He's hitting the holes with a vengeance, juking the hell out of everyone... he looks great.

As far as the suck for Luck sweepstakes, I knew we'd never have a chance because Indy in MHO is purposely tanking the season to get him.

One caveat to that--- if Indy get's him there is no way they can hold on to Payton's 23 million a year salary.

Shit--Sam Bradford has an 18 mill a year salary as a Rookie---what's Luck going to draw?

I simply can't see how Indy can afford both---plus Payton--if he comes back healthy might say---fuck that---you better not draft him.

who knows?

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Indianademocrat91 Donating Member (287 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-11 05:33 PM
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17. No rookie is ever going to get as much as Bradford did
This year Newton #1 pick got a 4 yr $22,025,498 contract. I think it is doable for the Colts to do both because of the new CBA and rookie scale. However, if we don't improve our defense and front office aka Bill Polian, who said fans, that were being negative about the team, were "rats" and that they kick rats into the sewers. Then we are in for a rough couple years still ahead.
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brendan120678 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-11 09:37 AM
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3. I had a sudden urge to comment after reading your post...
but then I remembered it isn't nice to brag.

Let me just say that while as a Mets fan, I hate cheering for the Yankees; but as a Jets fan, I feel no guilt at all in cheering for the NY Football Giants.
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WilliamPitt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-11 09:40 AM
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4. Brag away
Before yesterday, the Bills had scored more points than any team in the AFC, including my vaunted Patriots. The Bills also have the most INTs (a number Sanchise added to), and a very respectable defense overall. That was no cupcake team the Jets beat yesterday. The Bills will be in this thing until January, at least.
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trumad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-11 09:44 AM
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6. and---it is the choking Jets.
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-11 09:46 AM
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7. Come to the dark side...
Go, Pack GO!
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WilliamPitt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-11 09:54 AM
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8. NFC?
It's a torturous stretch to rah-rah for the Steelers, but I do it for my wife. I'm not crossing that particular Rubicon until you get rid of the designated hitter rule.

Wait, what?

;) :P

Goddam good team you got there, tho. I do smell a repeat.
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Condem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-11 10:49 AM
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9. Damn, Will. My old man went to Bama, too.
Hated LSU with a passion. He's rolling over in his grave. The funny thing. He loved ND over his alma mater. The last time I saw him we almost came to blows over the Fighting Irish. God damn he was a stubborn old Irishman. I remember him rooting for the Irish AGAINST Bama. Believe that?
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WilliamPitt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-11 11:10 AM
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10. Heresy
But then again, I went to Holy Cross. We rooted for BC whenever they played ND. How's that for divided loyalties? ;)
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TZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-11 12:34 PM
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11. Hmm I'm a University of Maryland alum and Washington Redskins fan
You ain't getting any sympathy from me today... :P :banghead:
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charlie and algernon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-11 12:39 PM
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12. you know, I totally forgot that Vernon Davis went to Maryland
At least your Redskins can find comfort that they lost to a very good Niners team as opposed to the sucky Niners teams of the last few years.
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joeybee12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-11 12:51 PM
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13. The Giants-Pats game has me concerned for the season...
It's a game they should have been up for and won...too many teams have figured out the Pats flaws--defense and running game--and I'm not sure they can make adjustments for the rest of the season.
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Old and In the Way Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-11 01:05 PM
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14. I had a bad feeling when the Pats scored with < 2 minutes left.
I was kind of hoping that they'd get the first down, then go for the TD. The offense looked pretty good in the 4th qtr, but that defense is bending and breaking. The pass interference calls are killing them and they can't seem to stop the run or the short pass dumps. I thought Peyton was on the field for the Giants on that last series. :-(
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joeybee12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-11 02:38 PM
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15. It was like that last year, too...seems like
it's gonan take a few years, and by that time, Tom will be gone...
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RagAss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-11 05:18 PM
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16. Yes...and there's no excuse for a Defense...
comprised of Vince Wilfork and 10 hot dog vendors ! Spend some of those draft picks we've stored up for the past decade !!!!!
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