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Footy shmooty. Let's talk football

Postby ice nine » Tue Jan 11, 2005 5:20 pm

GO STEELERS!!
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Postby laughingcrow » Tue Jan 11, 2005 5:24 pm

GO RAVENS!

Who needs Jim Colletto!

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Postby cosmos » Tue Jan 11, 2005 5:48 pm

Go Vikings!

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Postby Jackson Monk » Tue Jan 11, 2005 5:55 pm

Go Dolphins!
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Postby bobster » Tue Jan 11, 2005 6:16 pm

laughingcrow wrote:GO RAVENS!

Who needs Jim Colletto!


So there are Scottish fans of American Football. Who'd have thunk it.

Go Noone in Particular! (Well, maybe the UCLA Bruins, but they haven't exactly been "going", or so I'm told.)
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Postby pophead2k » Tue Jan 11, 2005 7:31 pm

NFC: Have to pull for Rams. Don't love them, just personal reasons.
AFC: Steelers, Jets, OR Colts would be fine. No Patriots, only because they have won a couple.

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Postby Who Shot Sam? » Tue Jan 11, 2005 7:57 pm

Go Raidahhhs!!!

What, they aren't in the playoffs?

Oh, never mind.
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Postby King of Confidence » Tue Jan 11, 2005 9:25 pm

With the Seahawks out, I lack a personal tie to any team now. But I've adopted the Colts, mainly from awe at Manning's amazing ascendance. I feel like I'm watching Fouts-era Chargers, or just about any of the QBs of my youth -- Bradshaw, Staubach, Montana, Marino, Tarkenton. Not so much in regard to his style of play, but in the way he seems to have such total command of the action. Their offense is so versatile and loaded and he runs it flawlessly.

The Steelers are my backup, because they've been so steadily good under Cowhers for so long, and he deserves to win a Super Bowl one of these years.

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Postby SoLikeCandy » Tue Jan 11, 2005 10:12 pm

cosmos wrote:Go Vikings!


Damn it, Cos, we've discussed this.

GO COLTS!
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Postby oily slick » Tue Jan 11, 2005 10:13 pm

pophead2k has to pull for rams because he knows i am secretly in love with his posts. well, not so secretly now. alas, though, it is hopeless.
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Postby wehitandrun » Wed Jan 12, 2005 12:25 am

The Pats will beat the Colts, again. This time without Ty Law, so Indy wont have any excuses.
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Postby Boy With A Problem » Wed Jan 12, 2005 2:19 am

New England Patriots
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Postby SoLikeCandy » Wed Jan 12, 2005 10:21 am

I won't let my love for you bother me, WHAR--but I think the Colts have a chance this weekend. Sure, they don't have a 100% defense, and they're not always the best road team, but I have faith.

Besides, we've got a two-time MVP. That has to count for something, right?
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Postby BlueChair » Wed Jan 12, 2005 10:24 am

Go Mexico City Mavericks!
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Postby cosmos » Wed Jan 12, 2005 10:48 am

SoLikeCandy wrote:
cosmos wrote:Go Vikings!


Damn it, Cos, we've discussed this.

GO COLTS!


Hey, at least I didn't use all caps! It was a modest cheer.

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Postby Who Shot Sam? » Wed Jan 12, 2005 12:18 pm

BlueChair wrote:Go Mexico City Mavericks!


That must be the new CFL franchise. :wink:

Do they still have two CFL teams called the Roughriders? Always thought that was funny.
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Postby BlueChair » Wed Jan 12, 2005 12:25 pm

Yes, the CFL is pretty funny.. but there's only one Roughriders these days

I once went to a Toronto Argonauts game and it was the dullest experience of my life :D

there are only 9 teams and they all have horrible names:

BC Lions
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Hamilton Tigercats
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Postby noiseradio » Wed Jan 12, 2005 1:23 pm

The Colts left my home town of Baltimore in the middle of the night--snuck away. I hate them for all time.

Go anyone else.
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Postby King of Confidence » Wed Jan 12, 2005 1:55 pm

My sympathies, Noise. Twas a bad thing those Irsays did to Baltimore.

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Postby pophead2k » Wed Jan 12, 2005 2:15 pm

I'd be willing to bet that no current Colts participated in the sneaking. Besides, Baltimore got a Super Bowl championship out of the whole deal a couple years ago. :wink:

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Postby Boy With A Problem » Wed Jan 12, 2005 3:04 pm

Ask the good folks of Cleveland about Art Modell ("The pride and presence of a professional football team is far more important than 30 libraries.") and the Baltimore franchise.
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Postby Copenhagen Fan » Thu Jan 13, 2005 5:14 am

I saw the Colts play against Denver last week, and have never seen an offense that was so powerful and dominant, except maybe the 49'ers in their prime. Their much maligned D stuck the hell out of the Broncos and punished them consistently. While the Pats have a great D, their D backs are injured and I don't imagine that they can stop the 3 receiver set that the Colts run, especially when they also have two athletic tight ends/H backs who can run and catch, not to mention James, who is one of the best runners in the league.

YA the Colts have a lousy D, but they have been improving and they have a good pass rush.

Everybody tries to blitz Peyton, but last week the Broncos gave up blitzing after about two drives, as they didn't get any pressure at all because of Manning's ability to throw the ball to a spot before his reciever even makes the cut.

GO RAIDERS by the way........ :lol: what a bunch of chumps.
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Postby wehitandrun » Thu Jan 13, 2005 11:09 am

Cope, it's the same offense they had in week 1 when New England stopped them, and the same offense they had in the playoffs last year.

They won't have Ty Law this weekend, but I don't think that really makes a difference, because they are stacked in the secondary (and The Wilson Effect along with Rodney Harrison don't even need cornerbacks).

Their offense isn't even as good as the Chief offense. The Colts 'one year fury' will be over next year, where as the Chief 'four year priest dominance' will continue for many years to come (as the great Larry Johnson takes his place when the time comes).
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Postby Boy With A Problem » Thu Jan 13, 2005 2:20 pm

i agree with WHAR - :shock:
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Postby wehitandrun » Thu Jan 13, 2005 5:18 pm

One topic that I don't mess around with is football, so if there is one thing I can sound knowledgeable about- it is that. :wink:
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