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Title: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on July 03, 2008, 09:33:03 AM
ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBAAAAAALL??!!

It's That Time Again Boys & Girls!! Just 1 Month Away! :highfive: :duel: :cheers:

Sunday! 8:00 PM   ET Fawcett Stadium Roster
 
The Colts
vs                     
The Redskins   

What.. Team.. Could.. Go.. All.. The.. WAY?! :o

What changes were made to Your Team?!
What are there chances this year?!

I'M Psyched Already!! ;D
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begind August 3!!
Post by: Bob on July 03, 2008, 09:35:33 AM
 :highfive:
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: orionpaxxx on July 03, 2008, 03:05:35 PM
Go SAINTS!!
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on July 03, 2008, 03:06:21 PM
Go SAINTS!!
hmm.. My Panthers may have something to say about that this year.. 8)
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Mr.Nobody on July 05, 2008, 05:29:39 PM
Hopefully my Giants can repeat. 

With the exception of Strahan and some easily replaceable linebackers they're pretty much returning the same team as last year.   They also get back a great pass rusher in Mathias Kiwanuka who missed the last half of the '07 season.  Hopefully he can help fill some of the pass rush void that Strahan left. 

On defense I predict a monster year for Justin Tuck who gave the Pats o-line all kinds of problems in the Superbowl.   I'll also be curious to see how CB Corey Webster fares.  He was starting to look like a draft bust and all of the sudden played Pro Bowl caliber CB throughout the playoffs, shutting down TO in the Dallas game and intercepting the Farve pass that led to the game winning field goal in the Championship game.

On offense I'm looking toward 2nd year guys WR Steve Smith and RB Ahmad Bradshaw to have good years.  Smith really stepped up and became the 3rd Wideout the Giants have been looking for for the last 10 years.  He has great poise and has a knack for getting open on 3rd down.  Bradshaw is an explosive back who's small but runs hard and can make guys miss.

But its really all about Eli and whether or not he reverts back to his old turnover prone self or if he's turned a page in his career.

I'm still riding on the high of last season and trying to savor it all.  From the Cowboys game through to the Superbowl it was just an incredible experience.  Seventeen years in the making.  The odds are definitely stacked against them repeating, but like the Giants said last year when training camp started, 'why not us?' 


Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: mrbasehart on July 05, 2008, 05:31:27 PM
Go Lakers! Or, er....Red Sox? ;)
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on July 05, 2008, 06:11:03 PM
Go Lakers! Or, er....Red Sox? ;)
You Brits and your.. Crickets ::)
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: mrbasehart on July 06, 2008, 06:23:11 AM
Go Lakers! Or, er....Red Sox? ;)
You Brits and your.. Crickets ::)

... yay Redwings?
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on July 06, 2008, 06:25:42 AM
You're getting 'closer'.. :-X
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: orionpaxxx on July 06, 2008, 06:30:36 AM
I'm already getting my Fantasy itch...where's that damn ointment?
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on July 06, 2008, 06:31:36 AM
Tough Actin, Tanactin? :speechless:
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Bob on July 06, 2008, 06:38:47 AM
Gold Bond Powders, for "male itch".    I STILL dont know what male itch is, but I am sure it is fantasy sports related.   
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on July 06, 2008, 06:41:16 AM
I don't think I wanna know either.. :scared:
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Tripe on July 06, 2008, 08:14:32 AM
Go Lakers! Or, er....Red Sox? ;)
You Brits and your.. Crickets ::)

... yay Redwings?

Yes indeed  :highfive:

Sadly the Lions won't do well this year, I know I'm going out on a limb saying that  ::)

So whose up for another thread devoted to our favorite teams. I will choose the Lions this time as I like a challenge and I picked the top team last year.*

Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on July 06, 2008, 08:17:58 AM
I'll be sticken with my 2 teams as usual..
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h275/rvr2/CarolinaPantherdecal.jpg)
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h275/rvr2/BuffaloBills2.jpg)
We'll see.. :-\
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on July 08, 2008, 09:11:09 AM
Miami has the Dolphins....the greatest football team....

And one is a heck of a dancer....   ;)
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on July 08, 2008, 09:16:23 AM
Miami has the Dolphins....the greatest football team....
You and I are gonna have another one of those seasons aren't we.. ::)

My home town team; Buffalo Bills vs your Miami Dolphins
LET THE RIVALRY CONTINUE >:D >:D
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Bob on July 08, 2008, 09:17:06 AM
NFL Season Checklist:

Rams Season Tickets - CHECK
Season Parking Pass - CHECK
Flight to STL on SWA - CHECK

Playoffs - Potential CHECK
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on July 08, 2008, 09:18:03 AM
You're doing better than me..

I'll be lucky to get to a Panthers game this year :-\
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Bob on July 08, 2008, 09:19:10 AM
One more Item for Checklist:

DirecTV NFL Sunday Ticket - CHECK
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on July 08, 2008, 09:19:37 AM
One more Item for Checklist:

DirecTV NFL Sunday Ticket - CHECK
D'OH! :angry:
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Bob on July 08, 2008, 09:31:34 AM
One more Item for Checklist:

DirecTV NFL Sunday Ticket - CHECK
D'OH! :angry:

How RVR II gets his Panter games

(http://www.devicepedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/02/retro-am-radio.jpg)
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on July 08, 2008, 09:33:15 AM
One more Item for Checklist:

DirecTV NFL Sunday Ticket - CHECK
D'OH! :angry:

How RVR II gets his Panter games

(http://www.devicepedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/02/retro-am-radio.jpg)
True.. Only When I'm doing an on-sight job with my business on Sundays :-[
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Tripe on July 08, 2008, 09:34:27 AM
The rest of the time it's listening intently outside the stadium isn't it? ;)
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on July 08, 2008, 09:35:23 AM
The rest of the time it's listening intently outside the stadium isn't it? ;)
Nah.. My 46" big screen will suffice ;D
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Bob on July 08, 2008, 09:45:39 AM
The Rams say that they are putting in TV replay monitors on both sides of the stadium (hopefully ones that you can actually make out details) and "open up the stadium to allow in some natural light".

The stadium is in the middle of a convention center, I have no clue how they plan on doing that.   Hopefully it does not involve removing load bearing walls.   
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on July 08, 2008, 09:50:53 AM
Miami has the Dolphins....the greatest football team....
You and I are gonna have another one of those seasons aren't we.. ::)

And Miami is my hometown team....since I was six years old.

BRING IT ON!!!

 ;)
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on July 08, 2008, 09:53:23 AM
OH YEAH?! Well, I was Born in Buffalo! Born a Bills Fan!

Despite them playing Half of their 'home' games in Toronto Canada this season ::)

So.. So.. THERE!!
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Tripe on July 08, 2008, 09:54:53 AM
OH YEAH?! Well, I was Born in Buffalo! Born a Bills Fan!

Despite them playing Half of their 'home' games in Toronto Canada this season ::)

Are they playing the other side of the Falls or something?
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on July 08, 2008, 10:46:27 AM
OH YEAH?! Well, I was Born in Buffalo! Born a Bills Fan!

Despite them playing Half of their 'home' games in Toronto Canada this season ::)

Are they playing the other side of the Falls or something?
Here's the article about it..
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BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - The Buffalo Bills will receive $78 million - more than double their calculated 2006 operating income - to play eight games in Toronto over the next five years.

The payment to the Bills was disclosed for the first time in Rogers Communications' 2008 first-quarter report released Tuesday. The Toronto-based company is part of a consortium that negotiated a deal with the Bills to have them play five regular-season and three preseason games, starting this year, at the downtown Rogers Centre.
In becoming the NFL's first team to play annual games outside the United States, the Bills are scheduled to host Pittsburgh in a preseason match at Toronto on Aug. 14, followed by a regular-season game against Miami on Dec. 7.

Rogers spokeswoman Jan Innes would not comment beyond the one-paragraph statement included in the company report, except to say the $78 million figure was in Canadian currency. The Canadian dollar hovered around par to its U.S. counterpart during the first quarter this year.

Innes declined to say whether any portion of the payment has been made to the Bills.

Bills spokesman Scott Berchtold also declined comment, citing a policy that the team does not discuss financial details of its business relationships.

The deal, announced in February, was reached with a group headed by Rogers CEO and founder Ted Rogers, and Larry Tanenbaum, chairman of Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, which owns the Toronto Maple Leafs and Toronto Raptors. Rogers also owns the Blue Jays as well as the Rogers Centre.

As part of the agreement, the Toronto group is effectively leasing the home games from the Bills. Buffalo will provide the team, the NFL provides an opponent, while the Toronto organizers will be responsible for selling tickets, concessions and promoting the event.

The Toronto group is using the eight-game series to show the city can support its own NFL franchise. The Bills sought the agreement to generate additional revenues by expanding their market to Canada's largest city and financial capital, a 90-minute drive from Buffalo.

The $78 million payment eclipses what Forbes calculated the Bills made in 2006, in the magazine's annual financial breakdown of NFL franchises. Forbes calculated the Bills had an operating income of $31.2 million after bringing in $176 million in revenues that year.

Broken down, the Bills will make nearly $9.75 million per game in Toronto, something they'd be unable to make at Orchard Park, where the small-market team has perennially had the lowest ticket prices in the NFL. The Bills' average ticket price for this season is about $51 at Ralph Wilson Stadium, which has a 72,000 seating capacity.

Ticket prices for the games in Toronto have not yet been released, but are expected to average more than $100 at a facility with a 54,000 seating capacity for football.

Demand is already high after more than 100,000 single-ticket reservations were made for the eight-game series through a Web site established by the Toronto group. Tickets will be distributed via a lottery starting next month.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Bob on July 08, 2008, 10:48:45 AM
It's almost like their rich owner wants to move the team to get even more money before he dies. :angry:
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on July 08, 2008, 10:51:17 AM
That seems to be true :-\

A Lot of people, including my family up there are not real thrilled about this either
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on July 08, 2008, 10:53:42 AM
Jesus, when even the Bills don't want to be in Buffalo....
(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b4/robotrix/Smileys/11.gif)
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on July 08, 2008, 10:56:53 AM
Jesus, when even the Bills don't want to be in Buffalo....
Well, like I've always heard: 'Buffalo is a Great Place to be From..' ::)
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: orionpaxxx on July 08, 2008, 11:14:46 AM
At least Buffalo has Lynch going for them!!
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on July 08, 2008, 11:17:05 AM
At least Buffalo has Lynch going for them!!
Yeah, but it really feels like Toronto is 'lynching' the Bills away :'(
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: orionpaxxx on July 08, 2008, 11:19:27 AM
Canada already has their CFL. Its so cute how hard they try!! But the Bills must STAY in Buffalo.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on July 08, 2008, 11:22:33 AM
Canada already has their CFL. Its so cute how hard they try!! But the Bills must STAY in Buffalo.
Thank You! :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on July 11, 2008, 07:38:04 PM
Soooo... What's the Deal with Favre ... Again ???

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h275/rvr2/02/Favre.jpg)

From FoxSports
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Brett Favre's tearful farewell should have been regarded as an instructional video for American icons wanting to say goodbye.

 
Will we see this pose again in 2008? (Jonathan Daniel / Getty Images)
Under the most trying of circumstances, he again demonstrated his virtues, plain-spoken-ness and grace under pressure being two of them. Even the weeping seemed raw and authentic, and in a world of canned sentiments, ennobling.

If Favre's struggle was evident, then so was his hard-won realization. He wouldn't con himself or those who believed in him. "Will I find something to do that's equal to throwing a touchdown pass at Lambeau Field?" he asked. "I doubt it."

He knew he was done. "I'm not up to the challenge anymore," he said.

It was easy to understand why he had fans from every red and blue state. Their identification with Favre was special, intensely vicarious. In thanking his fans, he acknowledged as much: "When I laughed and when my family laughed, they laughed. When I cried, they cried. When I cheered, they cheered."

But now, a mere four months later, I can't think of an athlete who squandered more good will more quickly than Brett Favre.

He wants to play again. There's no shame in that, really. He knew the desire would remain, and admitted as much at his press conference. "I will wonder if I made the wrong decision," he said. "I'm sure on Sundays, I will say I could be doing that, I should be doing that."

Rather, what so disappoints about this latest episode is the sense that Favre — of all people — has been less than honest with himself and legions who believed in him. Worse still, there's something disingenuous, even sneaky, about the way this story has played out.

He changed his mind? He's allowed, I guess. He's human. But after a goodbye like the one issued in March, if he has something to say, he should say it.

Instead, he takes a pass while friends and family fuel the rumors he has long complained about.


In April, the Los Angeles Times reported that his agent was trying to gauge teams' interest. "Absolutely false," said the agent.

Then, last week, came reports saying that Favre had an "itch" to return.

"It's all rumor," said the retired quarterback.

Rumor, really? Subsequent statements by his mother, his brother and Packers cornerback Al Harris told you otherwise.

Then there were stories of Favre texting Green Bay general manager Ted Thompson. More rumors, of course.

Now, Favre has asked for a release from the team.

"There's only one way for me to play the game, and that's 100 percent," he said, referring to the rigors of film study and practice. "... if I cannot do those things 100 percent, then I can't play."

He didn't want to do it back in March, but now he does? Why should the Packers, or any other team, believe him? Because he said so?

This is the same guy who also said, "It was never about me. It was about everybody else." He doth protest too much. Retired or not, Favre has already made sure the upcoming season is all about him. He's already made life miserable for his would-be replacement, Aaron Rodgers.


Rodgers' fate may not be Favre's concern, much less his responsibility.

But Favre's legacy is of great concern, not just for the Packers, but for football fans everywhere.

People don't want their memories tampered with. I keep hearing talk about Willie Mays stumbling in the outfield at Shea or Joe Namath hobbling through his final season with the Rams. But the comparison isn't instructive here.

Infirmities brought on by age aren't the issue with Favre. Even after 275 consecutive starts, he made routine displays of his courage and prowess. Having thrown for 4,155 yards last season, one can't make much of a case that he's physically diminished.

What diminishes Favre is the lingering suspicion of his own making. He hasn't been straight up. Did the tough guy shed crocodile tears? I don't think so, but I know this story deserves a more honorable ending. Instead, you are left to wonder: Did Brett Favre con his fans — or himself?


Rumor has it that he's had meetings with both Miami & Carolina?? :o
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Bob on July 12, 2008, 06:41:30 AM
Poor Packers, this is a no win situation.

They cannot afford to bring him back for salary cap reasons and they are ready to move on with the new guy.   If they cut Favre and Favre wins playoff games somewhere else, they will get killed in the press and by the fans.

At least Favre is getting press again, which I am sure is his main goal.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on July 12, 2008, 06:55:34 AM
Yeah, first I heard about the talks with the Panthers and the Dolphins was last night, and I was thinking.. WOW! If we had Farve for just 1 season here in Carolina, I'd try to get his autograph at least :o
Our quarterback situation remains unchanged (last I heard anyway) Delhome is still our primary guy, but again, if Favre should be aquired, Let him run the show for a season :cheers:
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Bob on July 12, 2008, 06:56:48 AM
Most of the talking heads seem to think Washington will be the place he ends up.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on July 12, 2008, 06:58:46 AM
Most of the talking heads seem to think Washington will be the place he ends up.
D'OH! :grr:
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: orionpaxxx on July 12, 2008, 08:44:31 AM
I wish either he stay retired or stay a Packer. Favre in another jersey just puts a foul taste in my mouth.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Bob on July 12, 2008, 09:05:35 AM
I wish either he stay retired or stay a Packer. Favre in another jersey just puts a foul taste in my mouth.

It happens to the best of them.

(http://i.a.cnn.net/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0705/gallery.nfl.oldfaces.wrongplaces/images/unitas_.jpg)
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on July 14, 2008, 08:45:32 AM
Rumor has it that he's had meetings with both Miami & Carolina?? :o

Favre as a Dolphin?

Not sure how I feel about that.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on July 14, 2008, 09:13:36 AM
I haven't heard anything more about this since Thursday night, so I don't know what happened there :-\
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: mike5150 on July 14, 2008, 02:41:37 PM
Go Lakers! Or, er....Red Sox? ;)
You Brits and your.. Crickets ::)

... yay Redwings?

Yes indeed  :highfive:

Sadly the Lions won't do well this year, I know I'm going out on a limb saying that  ::)

So whose up for another thread devoted to our favorite teams. I will choose the Lions this time as I like a challenge and I picked the top team last year.*


I'm going to have to disagree. I think they're going to do pretty well this year :angry: Granted, I can guarantee they wont take home a ring, but I don't think they'll be a horrible embarrassment either. Thinking of last year, I don't remember one single game they didn't stay in till the end. ( I mostly don't remember cuz by the end I was usually pretty lit up and looking for a short piece of rope :)) But that was then and this is now. I've said it before and I'll say it again (and again, and again, and aga.....)THIS IS THE YEAR!!!  LETS GO LIONS!!!!! :angry: :angry: :angry:
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: orionpaxxx on July 14, 2008, 09:31:57 PM
Is there a Rifftrax Fantasy Football League?
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on July 21, 2008, 01:21:30 PM
Jason Taylor to the Redskins.   :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(

Well, good for him, I guess.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Bob on July 21, 2008, 01:22:42 PM
(The Over-rated) Schockey now a Saint.   So he can go there, catch two passes a game and hurt his ankle.    At least the nightlife should be good for him.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on July 21, 2008, 01:25:41 PM
(The Over-rated) Schockey now a Saint.   So he can go there, catch two passes a game and hurt his ankle.    At least the nightlife should be good for him.
Here's the article..

From FoxSports
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Jeremy Shockey has finally gotten his wish.

The Giants have agreed to trade their disgruntled tight end to the New Orleans Saints for a second-round pick and a fifth-round pick, FOXSports.com has learned. The deal is pending league approval, according to a league source. Shockey must also pass a physical.

The compensation is the same the Saints offered New York back in April prior and during to the draft ... and it was turned down.

The move comes one day after Jason Taylor was traded from Miami to New York's NFC East rivals in Washington. According to a report on SI.com, the Giants had held discussions about a three-team trade in which they would have ended up with Taylor, the Saints would have landed Shockey and the Dolphins would have received a pair of draft picks.

The emergence of rookie Kevin Boss during the Giants' improbable Super Bowl run — a stretch Shockey missed due to a broken leg — made Shockey expendable. Boss started six games after Shockey's injury (two regular season and all four during the Giants' postseason run), making nine catches for 140 yards and a TD.


Shockey's attitude made the move somewhat necessary as the Giants sought to avoid distractions from their bid to repeat as Super Bowl champions.

During the team's recent minicamp, Shockey reportedly engaged in a shouting match with GM Jerry Reese, just the latest controversy involving the outspoken former first-round pick out of the University of Miami.

Shockey's absence in Phoenix during the Super Bowl was conspicuous to say the least. According to some reports, one of the many sources of Shockey's displeasure with the team was that he was not allowed to stand on the team's sidelines during the game.

In the past, Shockey also had less-than-complimentary things to say about his quarterback, Eli Manning. In fact, many have theorized that Manning's transformation from a middle-of-the-pack quarterback to a Super Bowl MVP was facilitated by Shockey's absence.

Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Tripe on July 26, 2008, 07:42:53 PM
I'm going to have to disagree. I think they're going to do pretty well this year :angry: Granted, I can guarantee they wont take home a ring, but I don't think they'll be a horrible embarrassment either. Thinking of last year, I don't remember one single game they didn't stay in till the end. ( I mostly don't remember cuz by the end I was usually pretty lit up and looking for a short piece of rope :)) But that was then and this is now. I've said it before and I'll say it again (and again, and again, and aga.....)THIS IS THE YEAR!!!  LETS GO LIONS!!!!! :angry: :angry: :angry:

You betcha ;)
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on July 26, 2008, 07:52:14 PM
OOO! Could be interesting :o
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Bob on July 27, 2008, 06:41:14 AM
Ugh, had ESPN on as background noise Friday while mixing up a batch of Hurricanes and they had this god-awful 5 minute Terrell Owens peace where he was in Italy with two other losers and he had a video camera.   All he could think to do was show pictures of his pants, saying how cool he was, look at a McDonalds and then for the finale, had some giggling bimbo point the camera at him while pigeons landed on his arms.   ESPN breathlessly reported this as interestng news.

After vomiting, I realized that Dallas will be too much into themselves to do anything in the playoffs (hint, last playoff win was with Troy Aikeman), and if Favre destroys Green Bay, my Rams just may have a shot.   
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on July 27, 2008, 06:45:54 AM
Yeah, with all those Ego's, I predict something there will happen this season, and it'll eclipse the whole 'Favre frap' episode 8)
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Bob on July 27, 2008, 06:48:58 AM
Yeah, with all those Ego's, I predict something there will happen this season, and it'll eclipse the whole 'Favre frap' episode 8)

Thus, allowing both the Panthers and Rams into the playoffs and all will be hugs and puppies.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on July 27, 2008, 06:50:05 AM
Yeah, with all those Ego's, I predict something there will happen this season, and it'll eclipse the whole 'Favre frap' episode 8)

Thus, allowing both the Panthers and Rams into the playoffs and all will be hugs and puppies.
till our teams play each other again in the Playoffs..
Then, It's ON!! :angry:
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: kodiakthejuggler on July 28, 2008, 03:33:41 AM
This will be the first time I get to watch all the games in HD!!!
(assuming the local channels broadcast them in HD, which they will, for the most part!! WOO HOO!! HD is LIFE)
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Bob on July 28, 2008, 05:27:34 AM
This will be the first time I get to watch all the games in HD!!!
(assuming the local channels broadcast them in HD, which they will, for the most part!! WOO HOO!! HD is LIFE)

Football in HD is the best thing known to man.   Your life will change!
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on July 28, 2008, 05:34:15 AM
I may have to wait a bit longer before I can experience the NFL in HD in my home..

Until my 46" big screen dies, I don't have any room for an HD TV in my house. :'( :'(
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Bob on July 28, 2008, 08:58:42 AM
Maybe you could play your Wii a bit aggressively.

(http://www.wiidamage.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/12/wii_in_tv__1.jpg)
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on July 28, 2008, 09:00:30 AM
Sorry.. Don't have a 'Wiiiiiiiiiiiiii.................' either.. :-\
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: kodiakthejuggler on July 28, 2008, 01:12:20 PM
As long as you don't wait as long as that guy in the Chase commercial who waits until his TV basically explodes before his wife "allows" him to go buy a new TV.   :grr:
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on July 28, 2008, 01:13:55 PM
As long as you don't wait as long as that guy in the Chase commercial who waits until his TV basically explodes before his wife "allows" him to go buy a new TV.   :grr:
Well.. Yeah.. I'm basicly one of those guys :-[
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Bob on July 28, 2008, 04:32:46 PM
As long as you don't wait as long as that guy in the Chase commercial who waits until his TV basically explodes before his wife "allows" him to go buy a new TV.   :grr:
Well.. Yeah.. I'm basicly one of those guys :-[

In place of an intervention, we decided to get you a new homepage.

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Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on July 28, 2008, 04:34:03 PM
As long as you don't wait as long as that guy in the Chase commercial who waits until his TV basically explodes before his wife "allows" him to go buy a new TV.   :grr:
Well.. Yeah.. I'm basicly one of those guys :-[

In place of an intervention, we decided to get you a new homepage.

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greeeat... >:(

THANKS ALOT!! :angry:
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Bob on July 28, 2008, 04:40:16 PM
As long as you don't wait as long as that guy in the Chase commercial who waits until his TV basically explodes before his wife "allows" him to go buy a new TV.   :grr:
Well.. Yeah.. I'm basicly one of those guys :-[

In place of an intervention, we decided to get you a new homepage.

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greeeat... >:(

THANKS ALOT!! :angry:

We sorry

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Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on July 28, 2008, 04:42:51 PM
Aw.. Puppy makes me sad naow :(

The wifey has the dinero locked up tight, and after my recent purchase of a used truck recently, I'd be a Dead Man bringing home a 46"+ HD TV :scared:
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on July 31, 2008, 09:02:34 AM
Well, here's my Latest project under construction just in time for the NFL season to get underway..

My outdoor fireplace (can be used as a grill if needed) 8)

Using cinder blocks for the base, solid blocks for the open cabnet areas, brick for the actual fireplace (which incidentally came from my 'old' 80 year old house foundation, and some scrap black marble for the fireplace floor.

Eventually, this will all be stuccoed and the left over sand stone pieces you see (remnants from my front sidewalks built last year) will be part of the decoration, along with river-rock on the sides.

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h275/rvr2/02/OutdoorFireplace001.jpg)

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h275/rvr2/02/OutdoorFireplace002.jpg)

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h275/rvr2/02/OutdoorFireplace003.jpg)

More pics to come ;D
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Tripe on July 31, 2008, 09:04:33 AM
Ooh I like that, I want to build a pit like that when I have a garden :)
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on July 31, 2008, 09:06:56 AM
Ooh I like that, I want to build a pit like that when I have a garden :)
I Can't Wait till it's complete!!

I couldn't give you an 'actual' cost on having something like this built per say, cause the guy that owes us money for our camper trailer is 'working it off' 8)

There will also be a patio of some sort built as well
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Tripe on July 31, 2008, 09:14:25 AM
 But of course, might I suggest some sort of crazy paving/mosaic might be cool.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on July 31, 2008, 09:22:23 AM
But of course, might I suggest some sort of crazy paving/mosaic might be cool.
I'm doing some research on that, but what ever we do, no concrete will be used..
It'll probably consist of laying out stone or brick then with sand spread over to fill in the cracks.

I don't really want to use concrete for the patio because of the close proximity to the access gate to my vacant lot for vehicles :-\
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Tripe on July 31, 2008, 09:28:03 AM
So, crazy paving essentially then.

(http://www.brazilstone.com.br/images/morisca_crazy_paving.jpg)

only with sand in place of the mortar.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on July 31, 2008, 09:33:47 AM
Yeah! I like that :o

Only problem is, I won't have enough stone left over to do something like that..
But I have connections in that area as well, so I might need to make some calls 8)
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Tripe on July 31, 2008, 09:38:02 AM
The beauty of it is you can essentially make it from pretty much any shape, as long as you sort of play tetris with it. You could even head down to the beach and find a few interesting rocks to add some points of visual interest here and there.

Oh and if you want a stronger compound between the flags you could always go with some old school Lime Mortar (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lime_mortar)

God I need a house with a garden.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on July 31, 2008, 10:02:22 AM
Actually, I may have enough old foundation bricks to design something so I don't have to spend any money! :o
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Bob on July 31, 2008, 12:03:38 PM
Dude, that is a SWEAT looking patio addition you have going on there!    So jealous.

I want to get a pool and something done like that in my backyard, but I cannot take away the dogs backyard so I told her no pool until she kicks (she is a 14 year old doberman!   So she glares at me every time I look at a pool brochure.   
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on July 31, 2008, 12:07:42 PM
Dude, that is a SWEAT looking patio addition you have going on there!    So jealous.

I want to get a pool and something done like that in my backyard, but I cannot take away the dogs backyard so I told her no pool until she kicks (she is a 14 year old doberman!   So she glares at me every time I look at a pool brochure.   
:D :D
Luckily, I have a vacant lot that's room enough for my 3 Siberian Huskys so my projects can proceed :P

A pool would be Nice too, but my yard is just not big enough for that :( The outdoor fireplace will do fine.. Just fine 8)
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Raven on August 01, 2008, 04:16:59 AM
Well, I'm officially in the market for a new team if Favre signs this deal to stay retired.  If the Packers won't let him even compete for his spot or let him go somewhere else then fuck em.   I won't watch another Packers game until Aaron Rogers, Ted Thompson and Mike McCarthy are all gone from the team.  Any suggestions on who I should back this season?












PS I feel like Randy Quaid in Major League II.   
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: TeamRAD on August 01, 2008, 04:25:49 AM

Any suggestions on who I should back this season?

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Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on August 01, 2008, 04:44:42 AM
Any suggestions on who I should back this season?
My Carolina Panthers are always looking for new fans :o

Give us a try 8)
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Tripe on August 01, 2008, 05:28:46 AM
(http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb86/TOdoubleD_01/detroit_lions_tuff2.jpg)

We need all the support we can get.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on August 01, 2008, 10:20:18 AM
Well, maybe getting that poster revised a bit might help ::)

 :P
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Tripe on August 01, 2008, 10:29:20 AM
Yep it was the dodgiest one I could find,  unlike the other Lions supporter in this thread I reserve the right to place ""s around the word supporter  ;)
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Bob on August 01, 2008, 12:59:27 PM
Well, you cannot go wrong with supporting the Rams.    ;D

But, if you are Pakers fan and want to swich, the Cleveland Browns might be an up and comer worth watching.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on August 01, 2008, 05:11:18 PM
F*CK!! :grr: :angry:

This is NOT what I want to read just 2 Days before the start of the season..

From FoxSports
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Lucas carted off field after fight with Smith

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) - Carolina Panthers receiver Steve Smith was sent home from training camp Friday after he punched teammate Ken Lucas during practice, causing the starting cornerback to be carted off the field holding an ice pack to his left eye.

Panthers coach John Fox said Smith and Lucas returned to Charlotte after the fight. The team didn't provide an update on the extent of Lucas' injuries and club officials declined to say if the volatile Smith, the team's top receiver, would be suspended.

"We're going to handle this matter internally," general manager Marty Hurney said.

Smith's agent, Derrick Fox, did not immediately return a phone call seeking comment.

The melee came after both players had taken off their helmets in a break for starters during a special teams drill. It was unclear what provoked the fight. While the two have routinely jawed at each other in practice since Lucas signed with Carolina in 2005, they've never come to blows in view of reporters.

"When that happens on the field usually guys have helmets on," quarterback Jake Delhomme said. "But this happened on the sidelines, so it probably wasn't a good idea."

When attention turned from the field to the fight, several players and Fox rushed to the scene. Fox tried to separate the two, but it took linebacker Jon Beason to pull Smith off Lucas.

Lucas walked to a tent, holding his head while accompanied by a trainer. Smith was then escorted there by receiver Muhsin Muhammad to talk to Lucas.

"Steve was probably a little remorseful for what happened," Muhammad said. "He was trying to apologize, so I was walking with him just to be there."

After being treated for several minutes, Lucas walked to a nearby cart and was taken to the locker room.

Smith spent several minutes talking to kicker John Kasay on an adjacent field before he was escorted to the locker room by Hurney as practice continued.

"Anytime something like that happens you're obviously disappointed," Fox said. "It's part of football and you deal with it."

The coach had an extended talk with the team after the workout. Delhomme said Fox warned the players not to retaliate against Smith.

"I don't anticipate this having any lingering effect on this team," Delhomme said. "We were talked to and things were squashed. That's it. That's the way it is. It happened. There will be no retaliation by anybody on anything. When you look at the schedule we don't play the Panthers this year. So we need to be smart when we're out there."

A three-time Pro Bowl pick, Smith has had trouble controlling his temper. He was suspended for a game in 2002 after punching teammate Anthony Bright during a film session. Smith received counseling for anger management, and a lawsuit filed by Bright was eventually settled out of court.

Despite a history of poorly timed penalties following angry outbursts, Smith signed a contract extension last year through the 2012 season that makes him one of the NFL's highest-paid receivers.

A possible suspension to Carolina's top playmaker cast a shadow over the team Friday afternoon.

"Obviously everybody is going to be waiting to see what the repercussions are from this event," Muhammad said. "I'm just praying that we rally together as a team, because obviously there's going to be some adversity here. The focus is not where it needs to be right now.

"I'm hoping we can all come together as a team, as a family, and are able to put this behind us."

 
:-[
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: mike5150 on August 01, 2008, 06:04:29 PM
Yep it was the dodgiest one I could find,  unlike the other Lions supporter in this thread I reserve the right to place ""s around the word supporter  ;)

tripe, I'm reminded of the line from grease "if you cant be an athlete, be an athletic supporter"  ;D  oops, I forgot to say, I think that picture kicks ass...you will all see this year :grr:  :angry: :angry: :angry:
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Raven on August 01, 2008, 09:29:26 PM

Any suggestions on who I should back this season?

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 ;)


No offense, but I don't like college football.  Until they figure out a way to crown an actual champion, the entire season is meaningless.  I'll watch the occasional game but aside from that, I'm not interested. 
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Bob on August 01, 2008, 09:47:55 PM
Argh, in our fantasy football team at work, my team drafts 10th out of 16.   Well, better than last year drafting dead last.

At least the draft will be at my house....... think a bunch of IT nerds with laptops at my house, drinking beer and eating pizza and drafting on August 30th.

As far as college football goes, I went to Mizzou and they are in the preseason top ten for the first time since 1969.    Needless to say, I am in shock.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: TeamRAD on August 01, 2008, 10:10:10 PM

What I don't understand about this Brett Favre/Packer's Brass story is the following....(and I'm bipartisan on this)...

If Brett Favre is heaps better than Aaron Rodgers going into '08, why isn't McCarthy clamoring for him to come back and be the starter? I understand full well why Thompson is pro-Rodgers, but McCarthy? Is he just toying the company line? It doesn't add up and is embarrassing.

Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Raven on August 01, 2008, 10:45:18 PM

What I don't understand about this Brett Favre/Packer's Brass story is the following....(and I'm bipartisan on this)...

If Brett Favre is heaps better than Aaron Rodgers going into '08, why isn't McCarthy clamoring for him to come back and be the starter? I understand full well why Thompson is pro-Rodgers, but McCarthy? Is he just toying the company line? It doesn't add up and is embarrassing.



I don't think that they understand that if they win a Super Bowl with Brett, then they will be given a ton of second chances to win without him.  I hope they fall on their fucking faces this year, Rogers gets hurt week one, and they go 1 and 15. 
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Bob on August 02, 2008, 01:17:21 PM
Man, I feel sorry for Rodgers.   The FIRST interception will have the fans chanting for Favre.   Should get real ugly real early.

I see that the Panthers suspended Smith (their best player) for the first two games of the year for clobering his team mate in practice.   John Fox has some stones on him, that is for sure.    I am proud of them for not putting their superstar above the team.

*RVR II slowly climbs out on the ledge*
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on August 02, 2008, 02:46:06 PM
I see that the Panthers suspended Smith (their best player) for the first two games of the year for clobering his team mate in practice.   John Fox has some stones on him, that is for sure.    I am proud of them for not putting their superstar above the team.

*RVR II slowly climbs out on the ledge*
:-[ *sigh.. Starts drinking early*

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Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on August 03, 2008, 10:19:11 AM
Well.. Who'd uv Thunk it? ::)

From FoxNews
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GREEN BAY, Wis. —  Brett Favre will be reinstated and added to the Green Bay Packers' active roster Monday.

The NFL announced the move Sunday after commissioner Roger Goodell had held off on granting Favre's request for reinstatement for nearly a week, hoping Favre and the team could resolve their standoff. By reinstating Favre, Goodell is following through on a recent promise to force action.

The reinstatement will become effective at 1 p.m. EDT on Monday.

Favre's agent, James "Bus" Cook, confirmed that Favre plans to fly to Green Bay on Sunday and report to the Packers on Monday.

"That's the plan," Cook said in an e-mail to The Associated Press on Sunday.

Favre could be on the field as early as Tuesday.

Favre retired in March but has been having second thoughts. Team officials have insisted they are moving on with Aaron Rodgers, though, causing tensions to rise between Favre and the team.

It is not clear whether Favre's reinstatement indicates that he has rejected a long-term, multimillion-dollar marketing agreement offered by the team. Reinstatement could force the Packers to increase their offer to Favre in hopes that he remains retired and avoids turning their training camp into a media circus this week.

Team officials publicly have ruled out releasing Favre, fearing he would immediately sign with division rival Minnesota. The Packers could still also trade him.

The team has a scrimmage at Lambeau Field on Sunday night, then does not have another scheduled public practice until Tuesday morning.

Favre's arrival in training camp could cause a major disruption to the team, although he would not likely begin practicing with the Packers right away.

Coach Mike McCarthy has said the Packers have a plan in place should Favre report to camp. He first would have to pass a physical exam and a conditioning test, then would likely be limited to individual drills.

Goodell told the NFL Network on Saturday that he thinks the situation has lingered long enough.

"I think we have to force it," Goodell said. "I think it's come to the point where there need to be some decisions made on behalf of the Packers, on behalf of Brett, on behalf of all the fans."

Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Bob on August 03, 2008, 10:43:32 AM
HAHAHAHAHA, let the circus begin!

I love it, I love it.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Raven on August 03, 2008, 02:35:11 PM
Well the Packers are now saying it will be an "open competition" for the starting QB spot.  Should at least be interesting.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Bob on August 03, 2008, 02:58:00 PM
Time for Rogers to enter the witness relocation program if he "beats out" Brett Favre.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: orionpaxxx on August 03, 2008, 04:16:40 PM
how much repect has he lost in the locker room because of all of this? DO you think the team is really going to take him back?
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Bob on August 03, 2008, 04:40:35 PM
how much repect has he lost in the locker room because of all of this? DO you think the team is really going to take him back?

If I were a player, I would be thinking how short my career is, how much better off we are with Favre and hope that Favre is the starter.   

Tomorrow and Tuesday will be FUN to watch unfold. :highfive:
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Pak-Man on August 04, 2008, 11:09:11 AM
I actually edited this press release at work last week. Now that it's hit the wire, I can share it with you:

http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/080801/aqf007.html?.v=55
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Bob on August 04, 2008, 11:12:37 AM
I actually edited this press release at work last week. Now that it's hit the wire, I can share it with you:

http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/080801/aqf007.html?.v=55

Whew, one less thing to worry about.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Tripe on August 04, 2008, 11:13:58 AM
Briggs & Stratton will be trading him to John Deere by the end of the week ;)
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Bob on August 04, 2008, 01:37:24 PM
Briggs & Stratton will be trading him to John Deere by the end of the week ;)

And then demoted to Lawn Boy
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Raven on August 07, 2008, 03:06:21 AM
Looks like I'm a Jets fan for this year.  JETS JETS JETS. 

Here's hoping Favre and co. make the playoffs and GB doesn't even come close. 
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on August 07, 2008, 03:36:37 AM
What the...  :o :o :o

From FoxNews
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GREEN BAY, Wis. —  The Brett Favre era in Green Bay is now officially over. But Favre's legendary career is not.

The month-long saga has finally come to an end, with the Packers agreeing to trade their future Hall-of-Fame quarterback to the New York Jets, FOXSports.com has learned.

The exact compensation was not immediately known, but it is believed to be a single draft pick that increases in value depending upon how the Jets perform during the 2008 season.

As a result of this, the Jets will likely release a quarterback. Signs have been pointing to Chad Pennington as the likely culprit because the team will need to free up cap room to fit Favre's contract under the salary cap.

The Jets were much more aggressive than the Bucs in their pursuit of Favre all along. The bigger issue was getting Favre on the same page as the Packers front office as far as the Jets were concerned.

Finally, late Tuesday, Favre talked to Jets head coach Eric Mangini and others in the organization for the first time as they tried to convince Favre he would be a good fit in New York.

The Packers had been hopeful of getting a deal done with the Jets for two reasons. One, it was the better offer on the table as far as the quality of the compensation. Two, it sends Favre out of the conference, meaning a meeting in the playoffs is an extreme longshot.

This trade caps a roller-coaster offseason ride for Favre — the 38-year-old owner of nearly every meaningful passing record in NFL history — and the franchise that became synonymous with his legendary No. 4 jersey. Favre's on-again, off-again retirement has monopolized headlines for the past two months as news began trickling to the media that the legendary passer was second-guessing both his retirement decision and his status in Green Bay.

The sports world first bid farewell to Favre in a nationally-televised press conference on March 6. At the time, the decision to retire seemed somewhat of a surprise considering the resounding success of Favre's 2007 campaign — 4,155 passing yards, 28 touchdown passes, plus career-highs in both completion percentage (66.5 percent) and yards per attempt (7.8 ). In other words, one of pro football's best quarterbacks ever to play was his most accurate while throwing more deep balls than ever before ... in his 17th NFL season.

My mom has been a Jets fan since the Joe Nameth days, so I'm sure she'll be very pleased at this.. 8)
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on August 11, 2008, 07:35:16 AM
Well, the Panthers did well in their first preseason game beating the Indy Colts in overtime 23-20..

Jake Delhome 'seems' to be back up to his game :o

Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Tripe on August 15, 2008, 08:09:52 AM
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FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. — Joey Harrington’s teammates in Detroit sometimes called him “Joey Sunshine” for staying upbeat after another crushing loss.

The Atlanta Falcons quarterback’s mind-set has worn down considerably, though, since the Lions drafted Harrington No. 3 overall in 2002.

After all, who can ignore 50 losses in 76 NFL starts and five benchings in the last three seasons? Thanks to mastering the value of spin long ago, Harrington seemingly can.

A brief talk with Harrington usually goes like this:

—It’s not so much that he’s never played on a team that won more than six games in a single season. What matters is that Harrington learned so much from the experience.

—Yes, he’s battling for a third-string job with the Falcons, whose depth chart has Chris Redman listed first and future franchise centerpiece Matt Ryan second. The important thing is that Harrington will be ready if the Falcons need him.

And that’s not all. Harrington wants his critics to know he might be just one lucky break from earning a chance to start full-time in the NFL.

“I said it when I came into the league seven years ago and I say it now: There’s no doubt in my mind that I can play in this league, and there’s no doubt I can be a starting quarterback in this league,” Harrington said Thursday.

Harrington even found meaning in coach Mike Smith’s announcement that he will start Atlanta’s preseason game Saturday against Indianapolis.

I think Joey’s had a very good camp,” Smith said. “I thought he made a number of throws last week in the game. He moved the offense and we were able to score 10 points with him as the quarterback.”

Harrington’s spot on Atlanta’s depth chart notwithstanding, the former Oregon standout can’t imagine his career sinking further than it did last year, and that includes all those home games that fans booed him in Detroit.

His relationship with brusque coach Bobby Petrino, who left Louisville for a chance to coach Michael Vick, was damaged irreparably after a 20-13 win at Carolina in Week 10.

Harrington had just led the Falcons to two straight victories after he and Alge Crumpler connected for a game-winning touchdown pass in the final 20 seconds.

Petrino, who suddenly resigned a month later, was unmoved, benching Harrington in favor of Byron Leftwich for the second time in four games. Worse yet, after listening to Petrino occasionally respond to one of his suggestions during a game with, “Shut up, Joey,” Harrington learned about the demotion from reporters.

Harrington had signed a two-year, $6 million deal with Atlanta to be the primary backup quarterback, but he was the starter by the first day of training camp after a U.S. district court indicted Vick for dogfighting.

The Falcons, who were 3-7 in games he started, released Harrington after the season to clear salary cap space. He re-signed a week later, citing a chance to play for offensive coordinator Mike Mularkey for the second time in three years.

“You know, there have been a few bumps along the way and sometimes there’s situations you can’t control,” Harrington said. “But I think the true measure of a man isn’t when things are going well. When things are going well, it’s easy. No, the true measure of a man is when things aren’t going well, how does he carry himself?”

Harrington immediately answered his own question.

“I feel that much better knowing that I’ve fought through some pretty tough situations,” he said. “I still have my confidence intact and I’m still able to throw the ball down the field.”

Hey Falcons fans, better pray you never need ol' Joey, the Harrington who never does well in his chosen competitive event.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on August 15, 2008, 09:32:10 AM
HEH! That's Good News for our division rivals.. Our Carolina Panthers are pleased 8)
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Bob on August 15, 2008, 10:28:13 AM
I bet Atlanta wishes they had not heard of the pint-sized dictator Petrino more.

He is going to get CRUSHED at Arkansas.   :clap:
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Waluigi on August 15, 2008, 11:19:23 AM
I bet Atlanta wishes they had not heard of the pint-sized dictator Petrino more.

He is going to get CRUSHED at Arkansas.   :clap:

By who? The Boggy Creek Creature or Old Man Crenshaw?
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: TeamRAD on August 15, 2008, 12:39:03 PM
I bet Atlanta wishes they had not heard of the pint-sized dictator Petrino more.

He is going to get CRUSHED at Arkansas.   :clap:

By who? The Boggy Creek Creature or Old Man Crenshaw?

I apologize in advance for going off-topic with this post but....

Yo, bartender, Jobu needs a refill!

 :D

Jobu's on the Round Table!
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on August 23, 2008, 07:34:17 PM
Holy Crap!! :o

The Carolina Panthers beat the Washington Redskins 47-3 ??? The Hell?!

Is This the same Carolina Panthers with Del-Home at the helm??!! :speechless:

Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on August 24, 2008, 11:13:56 AM
WOO HOO  :highfive:

My Outdoor Fireplace/Grill/Football patio is COMPLETE!! :cheers:

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h275/rvr2/02/OutdoorFireplace006.jpg)

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h275/rvr2/02/OutdoorFireplace007.jpg)

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h275/rvr2/02/OutdoorFireplace008.jpg)

And I have power & a cable run for connecting a TV here as well!

Now I Am Truely Ready for the NFL Season!! 8)
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Tripe on August 24, 2008, 12:30:24 PM
Now that's a beautiful pit.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on August 24, 2008, 12:53:15 PM
*best Elvis impersionation* 'Thank You.. Thank you very much..' 8)
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Bob on August 24, 2008, 01:23:28 PM
That IS a great pit.

I bet you could dispose of at least three bodies at once in there.  Well, just sayin'.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on August 24, 2008, 01:27:19 PM
That IS a great pit.

I bet you could dispose of at least three bodies at once in there.  Well, just sayin'.
:o...
*Jots a few notes down..* >:D >:D
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Bob on August 24, 2008, 01:32:04 PM
You are going to have one nice grilling season this fall.

We demand photos.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on August 24, 2008, 01:49:14 PM
You are going to have one nice grilling season this fall.

We demand photos.
Ah yess.. Consider it Done! ;D
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Mr.Nobody on September 05, 2008, 08:35:24 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O820ahrjDy0&feature=related

OWNED!
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: BBQ Platypus on September 05, 2008, 07:00:14 PM
*reminds self to curb his enthusiasm about the Vikings*
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Bob on September 06, 2008, 05:58:54 AM
*reminds self to curb his enthusiasm about the Vikings*

If they get just decent QB play, they will be scary.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: BBQ Platypus on September 06, 2008, 02:34:39 PM
*reminds self to curb his enthusiasm about the Vikings*

If they get just decent QB play, they will be scary.

Yes, and the better they are, the more they will get my hopes up, and the more they get my hopes up, the more their sudden and inevitable collapse will hurt.

I remember 1998.  I was 10 years old.  For two whole weeks after it happened, I would burst into tears at random intervals.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Bob on September 06, 2008, 02:36:39 PM
*reminds self to curb his enthusiasm about the Vikings*

If they get just decent QB play, they will be scary.

Yes, and the better they are, the more they will get my hopes up, and the more they get my hopes up, the more their sudden and inevitable collapse will hurt.

A word of advice to their head coach...... make sure your kicker is not perfect for the season heading into the NFC championship game......
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on September 07, 2008, 07:26:41 PM
Well, since I missed the 1st week of the NFL season, what 'highlights' due to my road trip to Mexico, what did I miss??

How'd my Bills & Panthers do?
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: kodiakthejuggler on September 08, 2008, 06:30:35 AM
Well, since I missed the 1st week of the NFL season, what 'highlights' due to my road trip to Mexico, what did I miss??

How'd my Bills & Panthers do?

Bills won. Totally flattened the Seahawks. The Panthers, however, won by a hair. Oh, and the Miami Dolphins lost. Imagine that.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Raven on September 08, 2008, 03:06:37 PM
And Tom Brady is out for the season.  There's that.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Bob on September 08, 2008, 03:33:59 PM
And Tom Brady is out for the season.  There's that.

Kind of Karma-lke for keeping the dirty Rodney Harrison on your team.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Wheaty Petestraw on September 08, 2008, 07:09:35 PM
And Tom Brady is out for the season.  There's that.

That's the best news ever, at least since the awesome Super Bowl. I can't stand Brady or the Patriots. Now if the Red Sox would just crash and burn.... fucking Boston fans are the worst, even more so than the ones in New York and LA.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: BBQ Platypus on September 08, 2008, 07:28:45 PM
*reminds self to curb his enthusiasm about the Vikings*

*Thanks self for reminding himself*
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Bob on September 08, 2008, 08:03:07 PM
And Tom Brady is out for the season.  There's that.

Kind of Karma-lke for keeping the dirty Rodney Harrison on your team.

At the risk of quoting myself, I realize what I wrote came out a bit harsh.    I dont want ANYONE (well, except Rodney Harrison) to get hurt playing a sport they love and I am sorry that Brady is out.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: jewishcarpenter on September 09, 2008, 12:40:07 AM
I'm not a football fan, but poor Jacksonville.
http://www.youtube.com/v/y1feEqgRZQI&hl=en&fs=1
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Scrivener on September 09, 2008, 06:44:47 AM
And Tom Brady is out for the season.  There's that.

I should remind everyone that the last time the Patriots had their starting quarterback knocked out for an extensive time by injury, they had to fall back on an untested, unheralded late-round pick named ... Tom Brady.

The Patriots have an uncanny ability to reload, even in the middle of a gunfight.  Do not count them out.  Ever.  (This from someone who couldn't relax even when the Pats were fourth and eighty-five with nine seconds to play in the Super Bowl.  I practice what I preach.)

And they've got enough other weapons that, even with a mediocre quarterback, they're still a good bet to make the playoffs.  Once they do that, a simple three or four game winning streak, and they've got the trophy.

Until they are mathematically eliminated, do not count them out.  I won't, much as I might like to.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Bob on September 09, 2008, 07:09:26 AM
Yeah, and the Rams got lucky when Trent Green went down and there was Kurt Warner waiting in the wings.

I heard on ESPN that Cassel has not started a football game since HIGH school!    Yoinks Scooby.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: kodiakthejuggler on September 09, 2008, 07:32:26 AM
And Tom Brady is out for the season.  There's that.

Tom Brady comes off as a "special needs person" to me. I know he's a great quarterback, and physically fit, but he just looks like a slow person. First off, he can't act to save his life, so they should quit featuring him on SNL and other TV shows. Secondly, he gets the hottest women in the world to sleep with him and bear his children. So what if he's the MVP?? There are plenty of good sports stars out there. Why pick one who looks like a dufus?
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on September 09, 2008, 08:11:59 PM
WOW!  I Did miss a Lot!! :o

THX for the news/updates :cheers:

Not sure if I'll be able to catch week 2 or not in Mexico, so keep me informed, PLSKTHXBAI ;D
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Scrivener on September 10, 2008, 07:37:49 AM
Yeah, and the Rams got lucky when Trent Green went down and there was Kurt Warner waiting in the wings.

I heard on ESPN that Cassel has not started a football game since HIGH school!    Yoinks Scooby.

As I recall, Tom Brady was relegated to starting part-time at Michigan, behind Drew Hanson.  Cassel was stuck at USC behind both Carson Palmer and Matt Leinart.  I sense an eerie parallel ...
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: BBQ Platypus on September 14, 2008, 01:11:34 PM
Once again Brad Childress and Co. manage to secure defeat from the jaws of victory.

Ugh.  What an absolutely appalling, disgusting loss.  This game shouldn't have even been CLOSE, much less lost.  But Brad Childress and Darrell Bevell's utter lack of imagination on offense shone through once again, netting us five field goals and a whopping ZERO touchdowns.

Dear God, what a sad and pathetic waste of on-field talent.  If this team continues to fail to win games like this, Brad Childress will be on a slow boat back to wherever the hell it is he's from by the end of the season.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Compound on September 14, 2008, 04:39:45 PM
Geez, Shanahan. Give me a heart attack, why don't ya?

Broncos 39 - Chargers 38 on a gutsy two point conversion to win instead of tie.

Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: kodiakthejuggler on September 14, 2008, 04:56:52 PM
Well I'm happy that at least the Jets lost. That'll learn 'em to beat the Dolphins!  ;D
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Raven on September 14, 2008, 10:42:29 PM
Geez, Shanahan. Give me a heart attack, why don't ya?

Broncos 39 - Chargers 38 on a gutsy two point conversion to win instead of tie.



And they shouldn't have had the ball for that last touchdown in the first place.  Stupid inadvertent whistle.   
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Bob on September 15, 2008, 01:08:31 PM
Yeah, the Chargers sure have been put through the ringer this season!

When Shanahan went for two, my dad and I almost fell out of our chairs (well, we had been drinking).

The Rams............. ugh, the Rams......................
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Nick on September 15, 2008, 02:20:25 PM
Well, as a Falcon fan, I was really excited after the first game... and brought back down to earth the next. I don't expect them to be amazing this year, but they are looking better than I expected.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Bob on September 15, 2008, 02:23:15 PM
I have $50 in the "which coach gets fired first" poll.

Kiffen or Linehan....... toss up.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on September 15, 2008, 07:48:53 PM
OK.. I need yet another update on my Bills & Panthers if someone could help a 'brotha in Mexico' out, PLEEEEEASE??!! ;D
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Raven on September 15, 2008, 07:52:42 PM
OK.. I need yet another update on my Bills & Panthers if someone could help a 'brotha in Mexico' out, PLEEEEEASE??!! ;D

Both are winners again this week.  Panthers pulled another come from behind win over the Bears.  Bills led early trailed after 3 and then went on to win 20 to 16 over the Jaguars.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on September 15, 2008, 08:07:09 PM
OK.. I need yet another update on my Bills & Panthers if someone could help a 'brotha in Mexico' out, PLEEEEEASE??!! ;D

Both are winners again this week.  Panthers pulled another come from behind win over the Bears.  Bills led early trailed after 3 and then went on to win 20 to 16 over the Jaguars.
AWSOME!!! :highfive:

Thanks for that, Rave!

Now I can go celebrate Mexico's independence day, Happy!!  8)

Mas Tequila for Everybody!!! :cheers:
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: kodiakthejuggler on September 15, 2008, 09:02:12 PM
COWBOYS WIN!!

Damn close game too. Romo fumbled and cost Dallas a touchdown, but McNabb answered right back with a botched hand-off, giving Dallas position and a touchdown.

Final score: Dallas 41 Eagles 37. Second highest scoring first half in Monday Night Football history!! T.O. is now second only to Jerry Rice in touchdown catches.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: BBQ Platypus on September 16, 2008, 06:04:37 AM
I have $50 in the "which coach gets fired first" poll.

Kiffen or Linehan....... toss up.

I hope it's Linehan.  I actually MISS the days when he called plays over here.  At least we could freaking score.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: BBQ Platypus on September 16, 2008, 01:57:01 PM
Oh, well.  At least none of our receivers changed their name to Ocho Cinco.



You know...actually, that wouldn't be so bad.  It would liven the monotony, at least.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: pstokely on September 16, 2008, 04:08:51 PM
hopefully Herm the Worm Edwards
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Nick on September 16, 2008, 04:10:33 PM
Why is Kiffen on the hot seat? The Raiders won last week didn't they?
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Wheaty Petestraw on September 19, 2008, 06:24:09 PM
T.O. is now second only to Jerry Rice in touchdown catches.

Maybe he'll go OJ on someone and the jury won't be too chickenshit to convict him. That way, the only thing he'll be catching is a cock in the ass on a nightly basis.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on September 21, 2008, 07:05:36 AM
WOO HOO! :highfive:

My Panthers are going for 3 - 0 today against the Vikings, as well as the Bills taking on the Raiders! :cheers:

Looks like yet another GR8 day is shaping up for me ;D
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Bob on September 21, 2008, 07:10:19 AM
The Raiders could win 10 in a row and Kiffen will be on the hot seat since Al Davis hates him.

Even though my directv dish is smashed, I can still watch the games on my laptop via the directv website.    I would hate to be forced to watch the Texans on local TV.

Having rabit ears on my plasma set hurts my soul.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on September 21, 2008, 07:17:26 AM
The Raiders could win 10 in a row and Kiffen will be on the hot seat since Al Davis hates him.
eh.. Not too concerned about him .. the Raiders turmoil is mute for the Bills today :-\
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Even though my directv dish is smashed, I can still watch the games on my laptop via the directv website.    I would hate to be forced to watch the Texans on local TV.
ooo.. Yeash.. The Texans :scared:

Thank your Lucky Stars for the internet :o
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Having rabit ears on my plasma set hurts my soul.
Hate to see what you'll do after Feb. 2009 :scared:
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Bob on September 21, 2008, 07:36:30 AM
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Having rabit ears on my plasma set hurts my soul.
Hate to see what you'll do after Feb. 2009 :scared:

I will have an off air HD set of rabbit ears.    Everyone should have a set...... never know when your cable or satelite will go out.

(http://images.pcworld.com/news/graphics/115054-2205P149_4B.jpg)
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on September 21, 2008, 07:39:48 AM
Oh Crap :scared:

I had one and gave it away last year :-[
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on September 21, 2008, 01:00:11 PM
SONUVA :angry: :angry:

The first game I get to see this NFL Season and my Panthers Lose ??!! DAMMIT!!! :grr:
(& the Bills pull out a Close One against the Raiders 24-23..) :o


But Congrats PSCD to a Stunning Dolphins Victory over the Patriots! :o
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: BBQ Platypus on September 21, 2008, 02:15:56 PM
Holy shit!  The Vikings WIN a game!
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Bob on September 21, 2008, 04:28:08 PM
And the Rams only lost by 24 points today.............. best showing of the year.

Seriously, if Linehan is NOT fired in 5 minutes, it will be ugly in STL next weekend.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on September 21, 2008, 04:49:15 PM
And the Rams only lost by 24 points today.............. best showing of the year.
Holy Crap :speechless:
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h275/rvr2/yewforael.jpg)
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Bob on September 21, 2008, 04:52:51 PM
Week 1 Sun. 9/7/2008 @ Philadelphia Eagles L 38-3
Week 2 Sun. 9/14/2008 vs. New York Giants L 41-13
Week 3 Sun. 9/21/2008  @ Seattle Seahawks L37-13

Yeah, it is freakin outstanding private pyle.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on September 21, 2008, 04:58:06 PM
Week 1 Sun. 9/7/2008 @ Philadelphia Eagles L 38-3
Week 2 Sun. 9/14/2008 vs. New York Giants L 41-13
Week 3 Sun. 9/21/2008  @ Seattle Seahawks L37-13

Yeah, it is freakin outstanding private pyle.

Sorry, Sergent! :scared:
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h275/rvr2/02/gomer.jpg)
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: kodiakthejuggler on September 21, 2008, 09:17:46 PM
Woo hoo!! My 'Boys did some major killage at Lambeau field!!

And how 'bout them Dolphins, eh? Talk about embarrassing... one can only wonder just how much money was lost on that game...   :o
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Minnesota on September 22, 2008, 01:38:44 AM
So we've started another giant football thread I see. Haven't posted in it yet because I was waiting for the Vikes to actually win a game ;)

Anyway, its official- The Vikings no longer share a similar loss record with the Lions .... so who's ready for some football baby!
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on September 22, 2008, 05:32:59 AM
So we've started another giant football thread I see. Haven't posted in it yet because I was waiting for the Vikes to actually win a game ;)

Anyway, its official- The Vikings no longer share a similar loss record with the Lions .... so who's ready for some football baby!
I was till your Vikes gave my Panthers a reality check.. :grr:
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Mr.Nobody on September 22, 2008, 07:10:00 AM
Well, let me represent the defending Superbowl champs.

Happy to see the Giants at 3-0.  They’ve had an easy schedule so far, so it’ll be interesting to see how they fair against the Eagles, Cowboys, Steelers, etc.  While it’s been a little inconsistent, the offense always seems to come up with a score whenever they need it.  Every time the other team puts up points the Giants take it and go right down the field and answer back.  Eli’s been playing well but he tends to get off to fast starts only to fall off the last half of the season.

Defense has been very solid, but after seeing how Carson Palmer picked apart the secondary in the 4th quarter (even while getting sacked 6 times) I’m worried about the Cowboys passing attack. 
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on September 22, 2008, 07:25:23 AM
I'm still a bit stunned that my Bills are 3-0 sitting atop the AFC North with that shocking loss to the Patriots by the Dolphins :o
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Bob on September 22, 2008, 03:54:33 PM
I'm still a bit stunned that my Bills are 3-0 sitting atop the AFC North with that shocking loss to the Patriots by the Dolphins :o

Too bad you cannot get to STL this weekend and you could go to the Rams-Bills game with me.    I would give you the ticket, but you would have to buy all my beer to make me numb.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on September 22, 2008, 04:11:57 PM
I'm still a bit stunned that my Bills are 3-0 sitting atop the AFC North with that shocking loss to the Patriots by the Dolphins :o

Too bad you cannot get to STL this weekend and you could go to the Rams-Bills game with me.    I would give you the ticket, but you would have to buy all my beer to make me numb.
Man, That's Tempting :o

But after my recent trip to Mexico, the cash flow is a bit low, Plus if I want to be able to make it back south for the X-mas holiday, I need not spend a Cent and save all I can between now & then :-[

.. Just made a quick mention to the wife about it, and.. well.. she said 'Hell No' politely :speechless:
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Tripe on September 24, 2008, 07:44:58 AM
Please, oh please:

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Reports: Millen fired
FREE PRESS STAFF • September 24, 2008

FOXSports.com and WDFN (1130 AM) is reporting that the Lions have removed team president and GM Matt Millen from his post, ending one of the most criticized tenures in Detroit sports history.

Millen was informed of the move last night during a late-night high-level meeting. This morning several people within the building confirmed that he had large packing boxes in his office.

It is unclear if Millen was fired or removed himself from the equation but the news comes just days after Bill Ford, Jr. publicly stated he would have fired the GM if it was his decision but he lacked the authority to do so.

Phone messages left for Millen, head coach Rod Marinelli and other team officials were not answered.

The Lions' 0-3 start this season stirred the groundswell for Millen's demise. The Lions have won only one playoff game and are an NFL-worst 31-84 since Millen took over in 2001. Millen has gone through three head coaches, none of whom have been able to turn the Lions into a winner.

Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on September 24, 2008, 08:07:24 AM
 :o Oh My...

Who's up for the job now?? :scared:
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Tripe on September 24, 2008, 08:09:56 AM
Not sure, one of my sisters in law is all keyed up for Bill Cowher to take the job  :-\
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on September 24, 2008, 08:11:25 AM
Not sure, one of my sisters in law is all keyed up for Bill Cowher to take the job  :-\
Whoa! Bill Cowher?? :o

Has there been talks er something already in the works??
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Tripe on September 24, 2008, 08:16:31 AM
Only from Mary as far as I can tell.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Bob on September 24, 2008, 08:17:56 AM
Hands off Cowher, he is coming to STL next year!

I am sure he will listen to all offers, find the situations in Detroit and STL horrible, and end up in Cincinnati.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Raven on September 25, 2008, 11:42:26 PM
Hands off Cowher, he is coming to STL next year!

I am sure he will listen to all offers, find the situations in Detroit and STL horrible, and end up in Cincinnati.

As a Bengal fan, I approve.  Side note, I love this concept and the thought of all those Steeler fans having to face him twice a year.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Tripe on September 26, 2008, 04:56:25 AM
Thing is though I've not seen it elsewhere, mind you I don't listen to Detroit Sports Radio all that much, but as far as I can tell it's an idea straight from the mind of Ann's baby sister.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on September 26, 2008, 05:12:23 AM
Thing is though I've not seen it elsewhere, mind you I don't listen to Detroit Sports Radio all that much, but as far as I can tell it's an idea straight from the mind of Ann's baby sister.
Well, she obviously knows something noone else knows... ::)
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on September 28, 2008, 09:17:28 AM
WOOT! Week 4!

My Panthers take on the Falcons (Both 2-1) in Carolina for bragging rights as #1 in the NFC South

Meanwhile, my Bills take on the.. the.. Rams?? Oh My :scared:
Could this be the End of the Rams coach's carreer?? :o
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: BBQ Platypus on September 28, 2008, 01:46:36 PM
Damn.  Only four games into the season and I'm already thinking about next year.  Namely, who's going to be our starting quarterback?

I've even taken the time to list some possible candidates:

(http://www.nflfootballbettingline.com/files/2008/03/daunte-culpepper.jpg)
Daunte Culpepper.  We all love him, don't we?

(http://galleryofchampions.com/images/FranTarkenton278CC.jpg)
Fran Tarkenton.  Let's bring him back.  He's only, what...70 years old?  He can take a hit.  Though I imagine he doesn't scramble very well anymore.

(http://a.bebo.com/app-image/6450862045/6450852793/PROFILE/i.idlestudios.com/img/q/u/08/04/15/animation_debut5.jpg)
The King from Zelda CD-i.  MAH BOI...stability at quarterback is what every good warrior strives for!

(http://imagecache2.allposters.com/images/pic/PHOTOFILE/AADQ037~Johnny-Unitas-Posters.jpg)
Johnny Unitas.  Hey, he switched to the Chargers during his last year, so why couldn't he...what do you mean, he's dead?  Fuck.  Back to the drawing board.

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h241/Overpowerer/SolidSnake.jpg)
Solid Snake.  Because he's just so incredibly sexy.  Besides, time always seems to stop whenever he takes a Codec call, which would give us an infinite amount of time in the huddle.  And he won't die of old age for another six years, so we'll have plenty of time!

(http://www.hoopsvibe.com/IMG/shaquille_o_neal-arton21120-240x240.jpg)
Shaquille O'Neal.  He's really tall, so he wouldn't have any problem seeing over the line.  And I imagine it'd be pretty hard to tackle his fat ass.

(http://media.scout.com/Media/NFL/14_wynnspergon1101.GIF)
Spergon Wynn.  If we're going to have a crappy, unproven starter, why not go for the granddaddy of them all?
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: BBQ Platypus on September 28, 2008, 02:04:38 PM
Some more options...

(http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m310/mattyc33/Keanu-Reeves---The-Replacements-Pho.jpg)
Keanu Reeves in The Replacements.  He did such a great job leading his team to victory.

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y16/KeithMoonIsGod/TomBradyStemCells.jpg)
Stem cells from Tom Brady.  Sure, they won't be a starter right away, but with the help of some mad scientists, they have the potential to develop into one...literally.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on September 28, 2008, 04:09:27 PM
Well, Both my teams did well.. :cheers:

Carolina beat Atlanta: 24-9 ; Theoretically, in 1st though tied now with Tampa Bay (both 3-1)
&
Buffalo over St Louis: 31-14 ; Buffalo is 4-0 :o
 :highfive:
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: BBQ Platypus on September 28, 2008, 04:16:52 PM
And now, two more options!

(http://www.cineybso.com/fotos%20noticias/fallece%20christopher%20reeve/superman.jpg)
Superman - He's faster than a speeding bullet and more powerful than a locomotive.  Throwing a football around should be a snap for him.

(http://sharpiron.files.wordpress.com/2007/07/classic-jesus.jpg)
Jesus - Unfortunately, this is but a pipedream, since, as everyone knows, Ray Lewis is already our Savior's chief representative in the NFL.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Bob on September 29, 2008, 06:18:44 AM
Spergon Wynn........ gah, I had forgotten all about him.

How about drafting (my beloved Missouri QB) Chase Daniels?   You could run the spread in the NFL just for fun!

The Rams were putting a whuppin' on the Bills (they must have thought it was a super bowl and forgot to play) in the first half.......... then got outscored 25-0 in the second half.   Oh well, at least Linehan got fired because of it.    Then in the offseason, they shitcan their horrible GM and President, hire Marshall Faulk to oversee things............ then lookout world.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Raven on September 29, 2008, 06:31:58 AM
Spergon Wynn........ gah, I had forgotten all about him.

How about drafting (my beloved Missouri QB) Chase Daniels?   You could run the spread in the NFL just for fun!

The Rams were putting a whuppin' on the Bills (they must have thought it was a super bowl and forgot to play) in the first half.......... then got outscored 25-0 in the second half.   Oh well, at least Linehan got fired because of it.    Then in the offseason, they shitcan their horrible GM and President, hire Marshall Faulk to oversee things............ then lookout world.

I heard Matt Millan is available.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Tripe on September 29, 2008, 06:33:44 AM
 :highfive:

That is all.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Bob on September 29, 2008, 06:49:16 AM
Spergon Wynn........ gah, I had forgotten all about him.

How about drafting (my beloved Missouri QB) Chase Daniels?   You could run the spread in the NFL just for fun!

The Rams were putting a whuppin' on the Bills (they must have thought it was a super bowl and forgot to play) in the first half.......... then got outscored 25-0 in the second half.   Oh well, at least Linehan got fired because of it.    Then in the offseason, they shitcan their horrible GM and President, hire Marshall Faulk to oversee things............ then lookout world.

I heard Matt Millan is available.

(http://photos22.flickr.com/29243915_f2c2b345e1.jpg)

Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Raven on September 29, 2008, 06:50:48 AM
Spergon Wynn........ gah, I had forgotten all about him.

How about drafting (my beloved Missouri QB) Chase Daniels?   You could run the spread in the NFL just for fun!

The Rams were putting a whuppin' on the Bills (they must have thought it was a super bowl and forgot to play) in the first half.......... then got outscored 25-0 in the second half.   Oh well, at least Linehan got fired because of it.    Then in the offseason, they shitcan their horrible GM and President, hire Marshall Faulk to oversee things............ then lookout world.

I heard Matt Millan is available.

(http://photos22.flickr.com/29243915_f2c2b345e1.jpg)



That's surprisingly scary.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on September 29, 2008, 04:21:17 PM
So... The Rams tap the former head coach of the Saints ???

From ESPN
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Rams fire Linehan; D-coordinator Haslett tapped as interim coach

ST. LOUIS -- After experiencing the wild highs and lows of the Mike Martz years, the winless St. Louis Rams opted for cool, calm, reserved Scott Linehan as their next coach.

On Monday, they admitted their mistake and fired Linehan after four consecutive lopsided losses to open the season. Defensive coordinator Jim Haslett, a fiery type and polar opposite in terms of demeanor, was hired as interim coach, given the unenviable task of trying to revive a franchise that has become an NFL doormat.

The Rams have lost 17 of their last 20 games, most of them routs. But no matter how dire the situation appears, Haslett said it'll never be as bad as in his final season as head coach of the New Orleans Saints in 2005 in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.


Battered Rams
 
Scott Linehan's tenure as Rams coach will go down as the third-worst in Rams franchise history. Linehan was fired after the Rams started the season 0-4.

"This is nothing," Haslett said, "compared to that."

Linehan, 45, was 11-25 in the third season of a four-year contract that paid him about $8 million. The Rams have been outscored 147-43 this season, and have allowed at least 30 points in seven straight games dating back to last year.

The move was made heading into the Rams' bye week and in the early morning hours Monday, several hours after the Buffalo Bills outscored them 25-0 in the second half of a 31-14 victory.

The Rams were 3-13 in 2007 and have lost eight in a row dating to last season. Dissension had been building after unsuccessful stabs by Linehan at a makeover: several new assistants; a remote training camp site; a higher-energy, upbeat delivery by the coach to project confidence and enthusiasm.

Linehan turned to desperation after the Rams were outscored 116-29 the first three games. Quarterback Marc Bulger, the highest-paid player in franchise history, was benched in favor of 38-year-old Trent Green. Starting cornerback Fakhir Brown, a Haslett favorite, was released and there were four other lineup changes.

Running back Steven Jackson ripped Linehan on his weekly radio show for benching Bulger, and there were reports Bulger no longer wanted to play for Linehan. Bulger has not spoken to media since the benching.

"He took 100 percent responsibility for the failures of this organization, but we're all culpable," owner Chip Rosenbloom said. "We all share in the responsibilities of losing games. That includes the coaches, it includes the players, it includes the administration, it includes the ownership."

That hints at more changes coming down the line. Jay Zygmunt, president of football operations and in his 27th year with the team, is drawing heat for poor draft-day performances. President John Shaw, who spends much of his time on the West Coast, is contemplating retirement after the season.

A sign at Sunday's home game read: "Congress. Now bail out the Rams."

Linehan briefly addressed players for about 10 minutes Monday morning before driving away from Rams Park without speaking to reporters or even making eye contact.

"He just told us that we're winners," said rookie defensive end Chris Long, Linehan's last first-round pick. "We're not winning right now, but there's winners in the room.

"He's going to do well, he's going to find a place where it's going right."


Haslett, By The Numbers
 
Jim Haslett, who was named interim head coach of the Rams, is no stranger to the position. His six-year tenure with the Saints resulted in mixed success.

NFL Head Coaching Career Seasons 6*
W-L 45-51
Division titles 1
Playoff apps. 1
Playoff W-L 1-1
*All with Saints

Given the Rams' weak play on defense, the 52-year-old Haslett is an unusual choice on the surface. He has head coaching experience, winning 45 games in six seasons for the Saints from 2000-05, but the defense is ranked 31st out of 32 teams despite a pair of young first-rounders, Long and Adam Carriker, on the line.

Typically blunt, the former NFL linebacker is far from pleased.

"Come on, the first three games we played poorly," Haslett said. "I thought we played pretty good yesterday. It's something we can build on."

Haslett was in bed when Rosenbloom telephoned at 1:15 a.m. Monday to offer the job, including a say in personnel matters. He expects to do a much better job in his second head coaching stint, and will be less secretive, too, opening practices to media. Rick Venturi, assistant head coach and linebackers coach, was elevated to defensive coordinator.

Haslett will convene his first team meeting Tuesday. He wants to discuss matters with the coaching staff before choosing a quarterback for the Rams' next game, Oct. 12 at Washington, and would like to re-sign Brown.

Haslett said the Rams' talent is comparable to that of the Bills, who are 4-0.

"They have a couple of things we don't have right now," Haslett said. "They've got great confidence, they've got great swagger, they've got poise and they think they can win. Right now we're not at that level."

The Linehan era will be remembered as a mostly dreary time for the franchise. Martz helped the Rams win their only Super Bowl after the 1999 season and then led them to a second Super Bowl as coach in the 2001 season with an offense known as the "Greatest Show on Turf."

The Rams were 8-8 in 2006, Linehan's first season, rallying to win four of their last six games after Linehan turned over play-calling duties to offensive coordinator Greg Olson. Numerous offensive line injuries, beginning with seven-time Pro Bowl tackle Orlando Pace's season-ending shoulder injury in the opener, paved the way for the 2007 disaster. Linehan again relinquished the play-calling before this season, replacing Olson with Al Saunders.

He knew his job was in jeopardy Sunday, having been put on notice by Rosenbloom. So he emptied the playbook, going for first downs twice on fourth down and using a handful of trick plays, energizing the team, but only for one half, when it led 14-6.

The firing was the second in-season coaching change by the Rams this decade. Martz was replaced by interim coach Joe Vitt after five games in 2005 due to medical reasons, and then was fired the day after the season.

The last Rams coach removed during the season for non-medical reasons was Bob Waterfield, replaced by Harland Svare after eight games in 1962 when the franchise was in Los Angeles.

Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Mr.Nobody on September 29, 2008, 05:10:18 PM
So... The Rams tap the former head coach of the Saints ???


Well, he was already on the staff... they're not going to bring in a new guy mid season.  He did take the Saints to the playoffs once, I think....
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Bob on September 29, 2008, 07:06:49 PM
Haslett is a bandaid to get through the season where they will....

1.   Fire the GM and get a real GM
2.   The President of the team will resign and a replacement will be found
3.   The team may, or may not, be sold to local investors
4.   A full time coach will be found

With any luck, Dan Dierdorf and Marshall Faulk will be involved somehow.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on September 30, 2008, 01:07:54 PM
Next Up for a head coach: The Raiders :o

From FoxNews
Quote
Kiffin fired as Raiders coach
Updated: September 30, 2008, 2:31 PM EST

 ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - The Oakland Raiders fired Lane Kiffin on Tuesday just four games into his second season, bringing finality to a situation that had been simmering for eight months.

Kiffin had a 5-15 record since being hired last year, losing his final game 28-18 on Sunday to San Diego.

The decision on Kiffin was as much about his frequent criticisms of owner Al Davis' franchise as it was the team's performance on the field. Those critiques reached a peak when Kiffin distanced himself from the defense after a blowout loss in the season opener, saying that was under coordinator Rob Ryan and Davis' control.

The Raiders said the move was made for cause, meaning they will likely try not to pay Kiffin for the remainder of his contract. He signed a two-year deal worth about $4 million with a team option for 2009 when he took over last year. Kiffin's agent Gary Uberstine had no immediate comment.

The move comes a day after the St. Louis Rams let go of Scott Linehan, marking the second firing at the quarter point of the season. The last time a coach had been fired this early in the season was when Davis got rid of Mike Shanahan after four games in 1989.

The Raiders did not immediately announce a replacement for Kiffin, but there are plenty of candidates on staff, including Ryan and receivers coach James Lofton, who both interviewed for the job when Kiffin got it in 2007. Offensive coordinator Greg Knapp, running backs coach Tom Rathman, offensive line coach Tom Cable and advance scout Paul Hackett also could be possible choices.


The Raiders have a bye this week so the new coach's first game will be Oct. 12 at New Orleans.

Kiffin's job security was in question as far back as January, when a dispute with Davis over whether he could replace Ryan as defensive coordinator led to the owner sending his coach a letter of resignation to sign.

Kiffin refused to sign it and the feud went on throughout the offseason as Kiffin questioned big-money signings and other personnel moves made by Davis.

The situation grew more heated with Kiffin's comments on Davis' involvement with the defense two days after a season-opening 41-14 loss at home to Denver. Three days after that, reports surfaced that Davis was ready to fire his coach at any time and it dragged out from there.

Kiffin did his best to deflect the controversy and never went to Davis to lobby for his job or a resolution. The team played much better the past three weeks, beating Kansas City and taking leads into the fourth quarter against Buffalo and San Diego before losing.

Davis' once-proud franchise has fallen on hard times of late, with the blame going beyond one coach. Oakland has an NFL-worst 20-64 record since the start of the 2003 season, a stretch spanning the tenures of Bill Callahan, Norv Turner, Art Shell and Kiffin.


Oakland has lost at least 11 games for five straight seasons, tying the dismal Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the 1980 for the worst stretch in NFL history.

Since returning to Oakland in 1995, the Raiders have had just three winning seasons and will be on their eighth head coach. The success mostly came under Jon Gruden, who led Oakland to division titles in 2000 and '01 before leaving for Tampa Bay. Callahan took the Raiders to the Super Bowl the following season, but nothing positive has happened since that 48-21 loss to Gruden and the Bucs.

The one constant during that period has been Davis, who won three Super Bowl titles in his first 21 years with the Raiders but has had little success over the past quarter-century.

Kiffin, the son of longtime NFL defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin, became the latest coach unable to turn the Raiders around.

Kiffin was just a 31-year-old assistant at Southern California when Davis hired him to replace Shell following the 2007 season, becoming the youngest head coach in the NFL's modern era.

Davis said at the time that Kiffin's youth was not an issue, pointing to the success the Raiders had in the past with young coaches like John Madden and Gruden.

Kiffin instead is following the path of Shanahan, who was hired at age 35 in 1988 and then fired four games into his second season. Until this move, Shanahan had been the only coach Davis had fired in the middle of a season since joining the Raiders in 1963.

Shanahan went on to win two Super Bowls with Denver.

Kiffin had some success changing the culture of a team in his first year but was unable to generate consistent wins.

 
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Nick on September 30, 2008, 01:10:51 PM
What's the name for their stadium? The Black Hole? How fitting...
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on September 30, 2008, 01:21:27 PM
Here's a look at other coaches who have reason to worry about their futures just four games into the 2008 season.

From FoxSports
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1. Rod Marinelli
Joined Lions: 2006.

Record: 10-25, including 10 losses in the past 11 games.

Why he's on the hot seat: So much for the good vibes generated by a 4-0 preseason. The Lions have allowed at least 31 points in all three of their losses. A 31-13 defeat Sunday at San Francisco was especially humiliating, as 49ers offensive coordinator Mike Martz and quarterback J.T. O'Sullivan were discarded by the Lions after the 2007 season.

In his defense: Marinelli inherited what may be an unsalvageable mess created by now-fired team president Matt Millen. The Lions have a 31-84 record since Millen's 2001 hiring.

Reason for optimism: After the 49ers loss, Marinelli blamed his team's woes on not being good at the "simple things." If those mistakes are correctible during this week's bye, the Lions should at least play more competitively. Rudi Johnson, who was signed just before the start of the regular season, will play a bigger role as he learns the offense.

Summary: Lions management has shown incredible patience with Millen and Marinelli but that is clearly ending. Now that Millen is gone, Marinelli could be canned as well.


2. Marvin Lewis
Joined Bengals: 2003.

Record: 42-43, including an 0-4 start in 2008.

Why he's on the hot seat: Even with most of the core players still on the roster, the Bengals are less of a playoff contender now than two seasons ago. Cincinnati desperately needed a home victory last week against previously-winless Cleveland, but fell 20-12 without injured starting quarterback Carson Palmer. Now, the Bengals could stand at 0-7 following upcoming games against Dallas, the New York Jets and Pittsburgh.

In his defense: Lewis often butts heads with Bengals owner Mike Brown regarding personnel decisions, especially when it comes to adding misfits to the roster. Lewis' lack of juice was exposed in August. He was overruled by Brown when the Bengals re-signed troubled wide receiver Chris Henry.

Reason for optimism: The Bengals have showed some fight despite late losses to the Giants and Browns the last two weeks. And it's actually been a decent season for the defense. Brown also is the antithesis of Raiders owner Al Davis when it comes to patience with head coaches. Brown gave Dave Shula, Bruce Coslet and Dick LeBeau far more time than they deserved to right this franchise. Whether he likes it or not, Lewis has a legitimate chance of finishing out a Bengals contract that runs through 2010.


3. Mike Nolan
Joined 49ers: 2005.

Record: 17-34 with no winning seasons.

Why he's on the hot seat: Nolan is feeling less heat after San Francisco's 2-2 start, but the flames could easily shoot up again. We'll learn whether the 49ers are a legitimate NFC West contender after an upcoming stretch that includes four more tough opponents (New England, Philadelphia, the Giants and Seattle).

In his defense: In this case, Nolan bears the bulk of responsibility for San Francisco's woes the past three seasons because he had final say on roster moves. Selecting quarterback Alex Smith with the No. 1 pick in the 2005 draft was the first of many bad decisions that led to Nolan being stripped of his personnel power during the offseason.

Reason for optimism: Martz's hiring has paid early dividends. Nolan is able to concentrate more on San Francisco's defense, which is his specialty. The NFC West race also is wide open.

Summary: Nolan's days could be numbered without a postseason appearance. There already is speculation that San Francisco may try to woo Mike Holmgren — a Bay Area native — as coach, general manager or both. Martz also could get strong consideration as head coach if Nolan is ditched.


4. Brad Childress
Joined Vikings: 2006.

Record: 15-21, including a 1-3 start this season.

Why he's on the hot seat: On paper, Minnesota's only major questionable area entering the season was at quarterback. Childress' steadfast support of Tarvaris Jackson blew up in his face. Jackson was recently benched in favor of 37-year-old journeyman Gus Frerotte.

In his defense: Childress got off to a rough start in 2006 when he clashed with personnel director Fran Foley, who was subsequently dismissed. Childress and Foley replacement Rick Spielman form a more cohesive tandem. Minnesota's 8-8 record in 2007 marked a two-game improvement from the previous season.

Reason for optimism: The Vikings have a first-class defense that can win games with even nominal offensive support. Frerotte has done a decent job in going 1-1 the past two weeks, but there are major questions whether he can successfully guide this unit for the long haul.

Summary: Vikings owner Zigi Wilf doled out $60 million in guaranteed salaries for player acquisitions during the off-season. A fourth consecutive year without a playoff berth could prompt Wilf to make a coaching change.

:o :scared:
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Bob on September 30, 2008, 02:39:12 PM
Jim Haslett got quite the promotion with the Rams.

1.   He is their head coach, not interim coach.
2.   He and his buddy, the VP of operations have FULL personnel control and the GM got demoted to salary cap guy.   No coach of the Rams has had that before.
3.   He has unbenched Bulger and put him back as the starting QB.

Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on September 30, 2008, 03:08:50 PM
Jim Haslett got quite the promotion with the Rams.

1.   He is their head coach, not interim coach.
2.   He and his buddy, the VP of operations have FULL personnel control and the GM got demoted to salary cap guy.   No coach of the Rams has had that before.
3.   He has unbenched Bulger and put him back as the starting QB.


BUT.. Will He Deliver some positive results this season?? :o
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Bob on September 30, 2008, 03:58:22 PM
Jim Haslett got quite the promotion with the Rams.

1.   He is their head coach, not interim coach.
2.   He and his buddy, the VP of operations have FULL personnel control and the GM got demoted to salary cap guy.   No coach of the Rams has had that before.
3.   He has unbenched Bulger and put him back as the starting QB.


BUT.. Will He Deliver some positive results this season?? :o

Not losing by 20 points would be a positive result!
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on October 02, 2008, 08:45:58 PM
Fair enough :o
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on October 03, 2008, 01:02:03 PM
BTW, you'll notice I'm not saying a word this year.

 :'(
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on October 03, 2008, 01:18:06 PM
BTW, you'll notice I'm not saying a word this year.

 :'(
WHAAAaaa... ???

Your Dolphins Beat The Patriots!!!
Still, No Comments???
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Bob on October 03, 2008, 01:18:46 PM
I see that the Panthers will be without both their guards on Sunday.

DOH!
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on October 03, 2008, 01:21:30 PM
I see that the Panthers will be without both their guards on Sunday.

DOH!
eh.. it's the Chiefs from Kansas City this weekend.. We should be ok... :-\
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Bob on October 03, 2008, 01:34:55 PM
I see that the Panthers will be without both their guards on Sunday.

DOH!
eh.. it's the Chiefs from Kansas City this weekend.. We should be ok... :-\

Hmmmm, the Chefs did beat the Broncos.............. and almost the Pats.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on October 03, 2008, 01:54:48 PM
I see that the Panthers will be without both their guards on Sunday.

DOH!
eh.. it's the Chiefs from Kansas City this weekend.. We should be ok... :-\

Hmmmm, the Chefs did beat the Broncos.............. and almost the Pats.
:speechless:
Aw Hell :scared:
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Blue Raja on October 03, 2008, 05:24:43 PM
I see that the Panthers will be without both their guards on Sunday.

DOH!
eh.. it's the Chiefs from Kansas City this weekend.. We should be ok... :-\

Hmmmm, the Chefs did beat the Broncos.............. and almost the Pats.

And then again, the Dolphins beat the Pats.  So really, we don't know the identity of any of these teams yet, and I doubt they do either. :P  Either way, it should prove to be an interesting game, finding out what these teams are really all about.

Fellow Panther fan here, by the way. 8)
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Raven on October 04, 2008, 11:22:31 AM
Panthers are my pick for the survival pool this week, so count me in as well.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on October 05, 2008, 07:52:56 AM
Fellow Panther fan here, by the way. 8)
Excellent!  :o
Welcome aboard!

Yeah Raven, I talked to a few 'Die Hard' Panther fans (yeah, more so than me) and they feel pretty confident the Panthers (3-1) should pull off a Win today vs the Chiefs (1-3) 8)

The 4-0 Bills take on the 2-2 Cardinals, so look for an interesting match up there (and the Bills go to 5-0) :-X
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: BBQ Platypus on October 05, 2008, 08:06:19 AM
Well, looks like I'll have to wait until tomorrow evening to be disappointed again.  Gives me more time to do stuff today.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on October 05, 2008, 12:20:36 PM
WOW! Panthers up 31-0, start of the 4th Qtr, and Delhomme is done for the day! :o
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Bob on October 05, 2008, 12:28:07 PM
WOW! Panthers up 31-0, start of the 4th Qtr, and Delhomme is done for the day! :o

Good ol' Chiefs.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on October 05, 2008, 12:57:42 PM
WOW! Panthers up 31-0, start of the 4th Qtr, and Delhomme is done for the day! :o

Good ol' Chiefs.
And the Final: Panthers 34, Chiefs 0 :highfive:

Next week: Tampa Bay :o
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Nick on October 05, 2008, 01:40:32 PM
Falcons win on the Road at Lambeau! WooHoo!
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on October 05, 2008, 01:46:21 PM
F*@#!! The Bills lose their Quarter Back with a Concussion!! :angry:
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Bob on October 05, 2008, 02:56:08 PM
F*@#!! The Bills lose their Quarter Back with a Concussion!! :angry:

And Warner is showing his late 90's form................
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on October 05, 2008, 03:02:46 PM
F*@#!! The Bills lose their Quarter Back with a Concussion!! :angry:

And Warner is showing his late 90's form................
NO! NOT NOW!! :scared:
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Crow T. Robot 666 on October 05, 2008, 04:10:03 PM
My Giants are still coasting along, not that they've played anyone.  That said, 7-9 could win the NFC West, that division is a joke.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Bob on October 05, 2008, 04:11:21 PM
F*@#!! The Bills lose their Quarter Back with a Concussion!! :angry:

And Warner is showing his late 90's form................
NO! NOT NOW!! :scared:

I hope there is plenty of tequila in your house to ease the pain.

At least the Panthers won. :speechless:
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on October 05, 2008, 04:29:21 PM
F*@#!! The Bills lose their Quarter Back with a Concussion!! :angry:

And Warner is showing his late 90's form................
NO! NOT NOW!! :scared:

I hope there is plenty of tequila in your house to ease the pain.

At least the Panthers won. :speechless:
Yeah.. It was a 50/50 day, but Both teams are still 1st in their Division.. :-\
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: pstokely on October 05, 2008, 11:41:50 PM
WOW! Panthers up 31-0, start of the 4th Qtr, and Delhomme is done for the day! :o

Good ol' Chiefs.
The 2nd Worst Football team in Missouri
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Scrivener on October 06, 2008, 07:26:21 AM
My Giants are still coasting along, not that they've played anyone.  ...

Except for 4-1 Washington, whose only loss is to the Giants in a schedule with no patsies so far.  And the Seahawks had gotten two key wide receivers back yesterday, and the Giants were without their top wideout ...

Let's face the shocking fact:  the defending World Champions are actually a good team.

And wait until they start playing more games on the road, where they're really tough.  ;)
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on October 06, 2008, 10:49:33 AM
BTW, you'll notice I'm not saying a word this year.

 :'(
WHAAAaaa... ???

Your Dolphins Beat The Patriots!!!
Still, No Comments???
The Brady-less Pats.

And yeah, they won yesterday.  But I'm still pissed that they traded Jason Taylor.

I love the Dolphins.  I just don't like them very much right now.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Raven on October 06, 2008, 02:55:50 PM

And yeah, they won yesterday.  But I'm still pissed that they traded Jason Taylor.

I love the Dolphins.  I just don't like them very much right now.

I think that they'll be better off and for longer without Taylor.  He might have helped this year, but that's it for him.  He was the only good "older" player on a young and rebuilding team.  They certainly look like they're having fun this year though.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: BBQ Platypus on October 06, 2008, 09:42:59 PM
Well, we won...somehow.  Well, actually, I wouldn't say that at all, because the Vikings didn't really win that game.  The Saints lost it.

Miscues, fumbles, missed field goals, blocked field goals...and we still need a last-minute field goal to win.  And our offense still looks like shit.  Not even Peterson looked good today.  Berrian earned his paycheck, at least.

If it weren't for Antoine Winfield and Ed Hochuli's crew, we wouldn't have won this game.

I say, FIRE CHILDRESS!
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on October 07, 2008, 04:25:37 AM
Nice!! :o

The Saints loss helps my Panthers stay atop the NFC South a bit longer..  8)
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on October 12, 2008, 06:29:19 AM
Week 6 Is HEUH!!

My Panthers (4-1) head to Tampa Bay (3-2) for the division battle! :o

And my Bills are on their 'needed' By-week *whew*
That will allow more healing time for Edwards; their impressive starting QB..












But first, I'm off to The Golden Corral for Brunch! :P
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on October 12, 2008, 12:23:16 PM
SONUVA!!!!!  :grr: :grr: :grr:

Tampa Bay is giving the Panthers a F'N Serious Reality Check :angry: :angry: :angry:
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Bob on October 12, 2008, 12:57:21 PM
And the Rams are driving with 2 minutes left, down one.   Almost in FG range.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on October 12, 2008, 01:04:13 PM
And the Rams are driving with 2 minutes left, down one.   Almost in FG range.
Fox just switched over to your game after our slaughter :gouge:

Watching it now.. :o
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on October 12, 2008, 01:09:16 PM
NICE JOB PSL!!

Rams Finally Got a W !! :cheers:
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: BBQ Platypus on October 12, 2008, 01:17:24 PM
Another week, another ugly-ass win for the Vikings that they didn't deserve.  The refs won that game, not the Vikings.

My man Kevin Williams got four sacks, though.  That was nice.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Bob on October 12, 2008, 02:47:43 PM
NICE JOB PSL!!

Rams Finally Got a W !! :cheers:

When our dumbass OL Incognito got a 15 yard personal foul to make the game ending FG 49 yards, my head almost exploded.

Whew! :highfive:
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Crow T. Robot 666 on October 12, 2008, 03:22:29 PM
Nice job Rams, now to hope the Cardinals and Giants take care of business.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on October 12, 2008, 04:43:57 PM
..And, The Cowchumps LOSE to the Cardinals in OverTime :highfive:
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on October 12, 2008, 05:08:03 PM
Well, the NFC South is now in a 3-way tie for 1st (Theoretically, it's Tampa Bay, then Carolina, then Atlanta in that order, all at 4-2) with New Orleans sneaking up at 3-3 :o

Next week, the Panthers take on New Orleans  :-X

Why do I get the feeling that the Panther's future has become a bit uncertain? :-\
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Bob on October 12, 2008, 05:11:25 PM
I have not figured out if the Panthers are a playoff team or not..... they are all over the board.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on October 12, 2008, 05:22:24 PM
I have not figured out if the Panthers are a playoff team or not..... they are all over the board.
They maybe taking a path similar to Wall Street, and they NEED TO GET OFF THAT PATH QUICK!!! :scared:
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: BBQ Platypus on October 12, 2008, 05:55:23 PM
(http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb315/douginc/WheelOfFortune2.jpg)
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Bob on October 12, 2008, 05:59:12 PM
(http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb315/douginc/WheelOfFortune2.jpg)

Now THAT is clever.

But what does "Fore Childress" mean?
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Nick on October 12, 2008, 06:19:13 PM
Went to the Falcons game today. IT WAS AWESOME! I thought we had lost there for a sec, especially when Chicago scored with 11 seconds left. But somehow Matt Ryan and the Falcons pulled a rabbit out of the hat, and Jason Elam got to redeem himself. It was the best game I've ever been to in the Georgia Dome.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Raven on October 12, 2008, 06:23:38 PM
Wow, this was a crazy day.  The morning games alone were worth watching and the Dallas game was awesome.  Screw those guys. 
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on October 12, 2008, 07:52:36 PM
Well, it's Also NICE to finally see the Patriots being brought back to a 'beatable' level once again..

Currently, the Chargers are pummeling the Patriots 30 - 3 with 10 minutes left in the 4th qtr :o
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Nick on October 12, 2008, 07:54:02 PM
Yeah, it's tough losing a quarterback, but it's even harder when that quarterback is Tom Brady. I expect a sup-par year for the patriots now.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: BBQ Platypus on October 12, 2008, 09:07:15 PM
(http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb315/douginc/WheelOfFortune2.jpg)

Now THAT is clever.

But what does "Fore Childress" mean?

It means "Look out, Brad Childress - I'm about to drill a golf ball into your fucking skull."
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on October 13, 2008, 04:37:39 AM
OOO.. Interesting! :o

I can see that urge
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on October 13, 2008, 09:09:25 AM
Arrrrgh! (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slug=cr-winnersandlosers101208&prov=yhoo&type=lgns)   :(
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on October 13, 2008, 09:15:42 AM
Arrrrgh! (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slug=cr-winnersandlosers101208&prov=yhoo&type=lgns)   :(
Yet another reason to begin to wonder about the Panther's future .. :scared:
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on October 13, 2008, 09:48:14 AM
Arrrrgh! (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slug=cr-winnersandlosers101208&prov=yhoo&type=lgns)   :(
Yet another reason to begin to wonder about the Panther's future .. :scared:
But they have to keep rubbing our noses into Drew Brees' jockstrap?
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on October 13, 2008, 09:51:41 AM
Arrrrgh! (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slug=cr-winnersandlosers101208&prov=yhoo&type=lgns)   :(
Yet another reason to begin to wonder about the Panther's future .. :scared:
But they have to keep rubbing our noses into Drew Brees' jockstrap?
UGH! :gouge:

Hopefully that won't happen to us this Sunday.. :speechless:
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on October 13, 2008, 10:23:49 AM
Arrrrgh! (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slug=cr-winnersandlosers101208&prov=yhoo&type=lgns)   :(
Yet another reason to begin to wonder about the Panther's future .. :scared:
But they have to keep rubbing our noses into Drew Brees' jockstrap?
UGH! :gouge:

Hopefully that won't happen to us this Sunday.. :speechless:
We could have had him as our quarterback!   :'(
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on October 13, 2008, 10:27:37 AM
And New Orleans had Jake Delhome, and we'd like to consider giving him back..

Maybe we could get Brees :o
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on October 19, 2008, 08:05:58 AM
It's Week 7 :o

Panthers plays the Saints here in Charlotte, but already hearing several reports that the Saints are favored as the Panthers are seeming a bit 'unpredictable' ::)

And the Bills vs the Chargers could be an interesting match-up :o
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Nick on October 19, 2008, 11:03:57 AM
Rams-21 Cowboys-7

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Sorry about that, I'm just tired of everyone saying how 'good' Dallas is. Of course, they'll probably still have three fucking stories about them next week!

Attention Sports shows. There are 31 other teams in the NFL.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on October 19, 2008, 11:06:30 AM
Sorry about that, I'm just tired of everyone saying how 'good' Dallas is. Of course, they'll probably still have three fucking stories about them next week!

Attention Sports shows. There are 31 other teams in the NFL.
Amen.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on October 19, 2008, 11:16:04 AM
Yeah, really..  PSL's a Happy Camper currently.. :o

 My Panthers & Bills seem to be holding there own so far... :-X
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Nick on October 19, 2008, 12:39:41 PM
Update: Rams-31 Cowboys-7

Let me reiterate.

Quote from: The Warrior
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: BBQ Platypus on October 19, 2008, 12:41:12 PM
(http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb315/douginc/WheelOfFortune2.jpg)

I'd like to solve the puzzle, Pat.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on October 19, 2008, 12:52:43 PM
Well, the Chiefs manage to avoid their 2nd straight shutout ... :o
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: BBQ Platypus on October 19, 2008, 12:53:38 PM
(http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb315/douginc/WheelOfFortune2.jpg)

I'd like to solve the puzzle, Pat.

Hey, that was my 3000th post.  That...doesn't even come close to dulling the pain of watching the Vikings today, but...yays!
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on October 19, 2008, 12:56:05 PM
Well, there's something to celebrate BBQ .. :o

Update: Rams-31 Cowboys-7

Let me reiterate.

Quote from: The Warrior
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Yeah, this makes today that much better :clap: :clap:


Bills Win ( Now 5-1)
Panthers Win (Now 5-2)
 :cheers:

Maybe the Seahawks can pull an upset over Tampa Bay keeping us in 1st place ;D
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Bob on October 19, 2008, 05:52:52 PM
at airport now surrounded by crabby Dallas fans.   GREAT game to attend!     Snoopy dance time
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on October 19, 2008, 06:40:23 PM
Maybe the Seahawks can pull an upset over Tampa Bay keeping us in 1st place ;D
*sigh*................maybe not... :-[
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Bob on October 20, 2008, 06:30:58 AM
A word of advice for fans of other teams that travel.   You MAY not want to act like a dick at the start of the game, as the home crowd will not let you forget it during the game.

STL was full of Dallas fans (full of Romo and TO jerseys) that spent the pregame running around yelling "how bout dem cowboys!" and "this is like a home game for us".   Then during the first fiveminutes of the game, jumping up and over-celebrating even a two yard run by their running back.   Just over- cheering to let the STL crowd know how superior they were.   

Below is a picture of two guys in front of me who were the WORST of the lot.    I could make fun of the fact that they were grown men with stars painted on this face, but I won't go there.

Here is how the gentlemen looked during the game from 5 minutes in until the end.   They looked like wax dummies.

(http://pslowner.smugmug.com/photos/398360408_RkPzq-M.jpg)
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Raven on October 20, 2008, 06:34:35 AM
He does know that Emmitt Smith isn't on the team anymore right?  Or did he vow not to take off the jersey til they win a playoff game.  I hate Cowboy's fans. 
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Bob on October 20, 2008, 06:46:21 AM
He does know that Emmitt Smith isn't on the team anymore right?  Or did he vow not to take off the jersey til they win a playoff game.  I hate Cowboy's fans. 

Nice......

Yeah, there were several comments directed their way along of the lines of:

"How many states where there the last time the cowboys won a playoff game"
"Better go get Pac-Man out of rehab, he is needed on the field"
"Jerry Jones is so upset he will need another face life"
"Dammit, he's my quarterback!"

They also had (not pictured) signs they kept holding up.   In the third quarter, the guy in front of me got out his lighter and asked them if they needed it to burn their signs.     :clap:
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on October 20, 2008, 08:49:42 AM
 :D :D :D
Too Funny!!

I Love Seeing & Hearing about the Dallas Cowchumps Suffering >:D >:D >:D
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: BBQ Platypus on October 20, 2008, 09:15:44 AM
Serves them right for stealing the NFC Championship in '75.  Karma, dude.  Karma.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: kodiakthejuggler on October 20, 2008, 10:43:56 PM
A word of advice for fans of other teams that travel.   You MAY not want to act like a dick at the start of the game, as the home crowd will not let you forget it during the game.

STL was full of Dallas fans (full of Romo and TO jerseys) that spent the pregame running around yelling "how bout dem cowboys!" and "this is like a home game for us".   Then during the first fiveminutes of the game, jumping up and over-celebrating even a two yard run by their running back.   Just over- cheering to let the STL crowd know how superior they were.   

Below is a picture of two guys in front of me who were the WORST of the lot.    I could make fun of the fact that they were grown men with stars painted on this face, but I won't go there.

Here is how the gentlemen looked during the game from 5 minutes in until the end.   They looked like wax dummies.

(http://pslowner.smugmug.com/photos/398360408_RkPzq-M.jpg)


To think what they paid to fly all that way only to be thoroughly splattered. At least they got what was coming to them. I don't expect any home team crowd would be kind to the losing side after an upset of such magnitude.

It's amazing just how many people can be heard 'round here spouting "Wade Phillips is out. He's gone." It's only a matter of time.

And I wouldn't get so cocky about spurning rabid fans for being over-zealous at the beginning of the game... Doesn't matter what team you root for, they can still fuck up royal, as any Patriots fan can tell you.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Raven on October 21, 2008, 08:56:32 PM
Looks like the dirtiest player in the game Rodney Harrison is done for the year and likely his career.  This can only help in letting other teams kick the patriots while they're down.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Bob on October 22, 2008, 04:36:00 PM
Looks like the dirtiest player in the game Rodney Harrison is done for the year and likely his career.  This can only help in letting other teams kick the patriots while they're down.

Could not happen to a bigger pile of shit nicer guy.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on October 26, 2008, 05:01:09 AM
Week 8 is Heuh!!

The Panthers have their work cut out for them with the visiting Arizona Cardinals :o

My Bills visit PSCD's Dolphins :-X

And Somehow, I have to find it in me to support the Cowboys as they take on the Buccaneers in the hopes the Cowchumps can beat them so the Panthers can regain sole posesion of 1st place in the NFC South.. :speechless:
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on October 26, 2008, 11:16:23 AM
My Bills visit PSCD's Dolphins :-X

So far, so good.

EDIT: Spoke too soon - 9 - 7  3rd quarter  :( 
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: BBQ Platypus on October 26, 2008, 11:49:21 AM
Well, at least I know the Vikings won't lose this week.  (Because they aren't PLAYING!  Yays!)
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on October 26, 2008, 12:14:17 PM
TOUCHDOWN!   :D

(let's see how long this lead lasts)

A SAFETY?!?!?!?    :clap:

Well, what do you know?  Are the wings on you, RVR?   ;)
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on October 26, 2008, 01:12:47 PM
TOUCHDOWN!   :D

(let's see how long this lead lasts)

A SAFETY?!?!?!?    :clap:

Well, what do you know?  Are the wings on you, RVR?   ;)
I Tip my hat to your Dolphins THIS TIME!! :angry:
I'm currently buzzing on Rum n Coke and Seriously craving some wings right naow!! :o
Unreal! :grr:

Well, My Panthers pull off a W against the Cardinals going into their Bye week at 6-2 :highfive:

And Yes! The Cowchumps upset the Buccaneers so the Panthers are Back on Top at #1 in  the NFC South :cheers:
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on October 26, 2008, 01:19:46 PM
TOUCHDOWN!   :D

(let's see how long this lead lasts)

A SAFETY?!?!?!?    :clap:

Well, what do you know?  Are the wings on you, RVR?   ;)
I Tip my hat to your Dolphins THIS TIME!! :angry:
I'm currently buzzing on Rum n Coke and Seriously craving some wings right naow!! :o
Unreal! :grr:
Well, you're taking it with some grace anyway.   :-*
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on October 26, 2008, 01:29:11 PM
TOUCHDOWN!   :D

(let's see how long this lead lasts)

A SAFETY?!?!?!?    :clap:

Well, what do you know?  Are the wings on you, RVR?   ;)
I Tip my hat to your Dolphins THIS TIME!! :angry:
I'm currently buzzing on Rum n Coke and Seriously craving some wings right naow!! :o
Unreal! :grr:
Well, you're taking it with some grace anyway.   :-*
Well, ... Behind the monitor; I'm NOT a Happy Camper about this..

BUT... My Panthers are back at # 1 again sooo.. it's 50/50 for me ;D
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on October 26, 2008, 01:43:28 PM
Well, you're taking it with some grace anyway.   :-*
Well, ... Behind the monitor; I'm NOT a Happy Camper about this..

Well, we needed a win so....

(http://op-for.com/simpsons_nelson_haha2.jpg)

 :-*
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on October 26, 2008, 02:10:00 PM
Well, you're taking it with some grace anyway.   :-*
Well, ... Behind the monitor; I'm NOT a Happy Camper about this..

Well, we needed a win so....

 :-*
So you did........ So you did >:(
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Bob on October 26, 2008, 04:06:50 PM
Hmmmm, Rams lose in the last couple minutes to New England......... AND the refs.

My god, how much money did Billicheat pay the refs?   Late hits, tackling by face masks, refusing to call their OLINE for holding.

 :angry: :grr: :angry: :grr: :angry: :grr:
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Mr.Nobody on October 26, 2008, 05:16:39 PM
GO GIANTS!!!
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on October 26, 2008, 05:40:09 PM
So, how bout the 49ers Head Coach's rant?? :o
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Bob on October 26, 2008, 05:53:46 PM
So, how bout the 49ers Head Coach's rant?? :o


That was classic :clap:
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on October 26, 2008, 05:55:19 PM
So, how bout the 49ers Head Coach's rant?? :o


That was classic :clap:
I mean.. Wow! I was chompin on my 2 rib-eye steaks and had to pause for a bit...  :scared:
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on October 28, 2008, 09:48:30 AM
So, who'd uv thunk that ol Drunk'n Collins would be leading the Titans with a 7-0 record?? :o
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Bob on October 28, 2008, 10:08:35 AM
So, who'd uv thunk that ol Drunk'n Collins would be leading the Titans with a 7-0 record?? :o

I always called him Tom Collins (after the drink, not the historical figure)
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on October 28, 2008, 10:11:03 AM
So, who'd uv thunk that ol Drunk'n Collins would be leading the Titans with a 7-0 record?? :o

I always called him Tom Collins (after the drink, not the historical figure)
I'm sure the Panthers are looking back a bit currently thinking where the Hell was this Collins when we had him ???
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Bob on October 28, 2008, 10:11:42 AM
So, who'd uv thunk that ol Drunk'n Collins would be leading the Titans with a 7-0 record?? :o

I always called him Tom Collins (after the drink, not the historical figure)
I'm sure the Panthers are looking back a bit currently thinking where the Hell was this Collins when we had him ???

Where was he?   Hooters most likely.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on October 28, 2008, 10:12:46 AM
So, who'd uv thunk that ol Drunk'n Collins would be leading the Titans with a 7-0 record?? :o

I always called him Tom Collins (after the drink, not the historical figure)
I'm sure the Panthers are looking back a bit currently thinking where the Hell was this Collins when we had him ???

Where was he?   Hooters most likely.
:D :D
Yeah, there's 2 of them in Charlotte..
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on November 01, 2008, 06:16:32 PM
Week 9:
Well my Panthers get their Bye week this weekend, but so far, the 2nd part of their schedule looks about 50/50 over all.. :-\

Week:
10 Nov 09 CAR @ OAK 
   
11 Nov 16 DET @ CAR 
   
12 Nov 23 CAR @ ATL 
   
13 Nov 30 CAR @ GB 
   
14 Dec 08 TB @ CAR  (Monday Night game) :o
   
15 Dec 14 DEN @ CAR 
   
16 Dec 21 CAR @ NYG   
   
17 Dec 28 CAR @ NO   
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on November 02, 2008, 08:27:58 AM
OOO...

Buffalo plays.. Favre's Jets today.. :o

YES!!
They're showing the game locally here on CBS :highfive:
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on November 02, 2008, 01:03:19 PM
DAMMIT!!! :angry:

I Finally catch a Bills game, and They Friggin LOSE?! :grr:
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: BBQ Platypus on November 02, 2008, 01:33:50 PM
Well, my Vikings won.  They finally did all the things that they were supposed to do all season.  Now, if only we can keep Pat and Kevin Williams from being suspended, we might have a chance of turning this season around.

(Seriously, though - I'm not sure what to make of this team.  I mean, honest to Clapton, one week they're the Mayors of Shitsville, the next they play like this.  What the hell?)
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on November 02, 2008, 01:45:01 PM
Unreal! :grr:

The Bucs come from a 24-3 deficit to beat the Chiefs on OT ???

Overall, despite the Panthers Bye week, this has not been a great day for me.. :-[
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: kodiakthejuggler on November 02, 2008, 06:10:31 PM
Well, Folks, that's it for the Cowboys. They just aren't the great team they set out to be. No Romo, but it doesn't matter. Old man can't pull it off anymore, and rookie is too little too late. It's all downhill from here.

As for the other teams, I don't really care. I'll root for whomever gets to the superbowl. Thank you, and good night.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on November 04, 2008, 10:12:17 AM
Okay.....I've heard two opinions about the Dolphins/Broncos game.

1) That it's a great win for the Dolphins because - even though the Broncos are sliding back - the Dolphins are getting progressively better.

2) That the Dolphins beat a girl's team.

Opinions?

(I tend toward the first one)

Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Nick on November 04, 2008, 10:31:56 AM
A mix of the two I believe.

The Falcons had a great practice.. I mean game yesterday.

Seriously, it was almost as if Oakland didn't even show up for the game. I can see why their 2-6 now. They don't even act like they want to play football.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on November 04, 2008, 10:33:01 AM
Well, the Panthers play that 'girl' team in mid December so I'll assume the latter 8)
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on November 04, 2008, 10:51:50 AM
Well, the Panthers play that 'girl' team in mid December so I'll assume the latter 8)
Depends on who wins, doesn't it?

Still think the Dolphins looked good.  Nice when you can keep the team out of jail and practicing and THEN playing together (I'm looking at you, Jimmy Johnson).
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on November 04, 2008, 10:55:14 AM
Well, the Panthers play that 'girl' team in mid December so I'll assume the latter 8)
Depends on who wins, doesn't it?
If the Panthers can't win against the Broncos, we got some more rebuilding to do :scared:
Quote
Still think the Dolphins looked good.  Nice when you can keep the team out of jail and practicing and THEN playing together (I'm looking at you, Jimmy Johnson).
Sounds like that scenario has moved over to the Big D :-X
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Bob on November 04, 2008, 10:58:03 AM
And what the heck happened to my Rams on Sunday?    They looked so good the previous three weeks.    Bulger looks like total crap.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on November 04, 2008, 11:23:11 AM
And what the heck happened to my Rams on Sunday?    They looked so good the previous three weeks.    Bulger looks like total crap.
Newton's 3rd Law: 'For every action, there is an Equal and Opposite Reaction' :P
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on November 09, 2008, 04:02:39 AM
Week 10

And the Pathers take on.. thr Raiders?! ...  :speechless:

The Bills & Patriots (both 5-3) meet for a battle for 1st Place in the AFC North :o
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on November 09, 2008, 09:56:24 AM
Well, I get to watch my Bills for a 2nd weekend in a row (Panthers have a 4:00 game @ The Raiders)

I'm not sure if this is good after watching last weeks botched game that the Bills should've won, and they're pl;aying The Patriots today?? :speechless:

*Holds Breath..* :-X
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on November 09, 2008, 11:26:56 AM
So....the Dolphins are back to bad clock management?

 :grr:
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on November 09, 2008, 11:29:04 AM
So....the Dolphins are back to bad clock management?

 :grr:
Well, you can't expect Everything to go right while turning around from last years season.. :-\
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Bob on November 09, 2008, 11:39:09 AM
Well, Rams are down 40-0 at half time

Fourty to nothing......................     Haslet should just bench everyone, cut everyone or just refuse to take the field in the second half.

So, why do I keep my season tickets again?  :angry:
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on November 09, 2008, 11:48:30 AM
Well, Rams are down 40-0 at half time

Fourty to nothing......................     Haslet should just bench everyone, cut everyone or just refuse to take the field in the second half.
Holy Crap, Dude!!! :gouge:
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So, why do I keep my season tickets again?  :angry:
Better ask Beer x Taco that question ::)
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Bob on November 09, 2008, 12:04:48 PM
Well, Rams are down 40-0 at half time

Fourty to nothing......................     Haslet should just bench everyone, cut everyone or just refuse to take the field in the second half.
Holy Crap, Dude!!! :gouge:
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So, why do I keep my season tickets again?  :angry:
Better ask Beer x Taco that question ::)

Ah-HA!

40-3 now biatch!
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on November 09, 2008, 12:06:25 PM
Ah-HA!

40-3 now biatch!
OOO... :o

They're on the 'come back' trail now.. :-X
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on November 09, 2008, 12:08:37 PM
Well, Rams are down 40-0 at half time

Fourty to nothing......................     Haslet should just bench everyone, cut everyone or just refuse to take the field in the second half.
Holy Crap, Dude!!! :gouge:
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So, why do I keep my season tickets again?  :angry:
Better ask Beer x Taco that question ::)

Ah-HA!

40-3 now biatch!
Too bad your Rams aren't playing my Dolphins....they'd play down to your guys and let them catch up, I guess.

 :(
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Bob on November 09, 2008, 12:16:46 PM
Well, Rams are down 40-0 at half time

Fourty to nothing......................     Haslet should just bench everyone, cut everyone or just refuse to take the field in the second half.
Holy Crap, Dude!!! :gouge:
Quote
So, why do I keep my season tickets again?  :angry:
Better ask Beer x Taco that question ::)

Ah-HA!

40-3 now biatch!
Too bad your Rams aren't playing my Dolphins....they'd play down to your guys and let them catch up, I guess.

 :(


They benched Bulger at halftime.... he should never start another game for the Rams

About to be 40-10, when pass from Trent Green bounces off receiver and is picked off.   

Sigh, I cannot even enjoy garbage time .
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on November 09, 2008, 12:33:30 PM
Ronnie Brown in the end zone, thank you!!!

21 -13!   :D
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on November 09, 2008, 12:35:54 PM
SONUVA.... :angry:

Patriots up now 20-3 :gouge:

2nd Week getting to watch my Bills, and they F'N Lose Again?!?! :grr: :angry:

EDIT: Oh.. Now they decide to show the Hell Up?! 20-10 ::)
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on November 09, 2008, 12:47:00 PM
Aw damn....

At least they denied them the 2 points.

EDIT:  WE WON!    :highfive: (http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b4/robotrix/Smileys/ththexcited.gif)(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b4/robotrix/Smileys/thsmileyfeest.gif)(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b4/robotrix/Smileys/th42fbab9b.gif)

(yeah, I know it's the Seahawks but....weren't they just in the Superbowl a couple years ago?)
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: BBQ Platypus on November 09, 2008, 02:08:31 PM
YEAH!  WE BEAT THE PACKERS!  WE BEAT THE PACKERS!

Sure, we should've won by more, and we damn near lost the game, but still...WOOOOOOO!


Also, Adrian Peterson is less than God but more than a man.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on November 09, 2008, 02:11:38 PM
Well, so far the Panthers are holding there own (7-0 currently), and the Raiders are helping with penalties, but it sure not a blow-out by any means so far.. :-\
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on November 09, 2008, 03:45:06 PM
I gotta say.. This is The Worst/Sloppiest Game the Panthers have played all season .. And We're Still Winning?! ???

Delhome has thrown 4 interceptions; tieing his all time record, yet we're still up 14-6 vs the Raiders..

I guess if it was any other team (well maybe a few others ::) ), we'd be getting Slaughter for sure!! :-[
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Bob on November 09, 2008, 03:49:19 PM
I gotta say.. This is The Worst/Sloppiest Game the Panthers have played all season .. And We're Still Winning?! ???

Delhome has thrown 4 interceptions; tieing his all time record, yet we're still up 14-6 vs the Raiders..

I guess if it was any other team (well maybe a few others ::) ), we'd be getting Slaughter for sure!! :-[

Name                   CP/AT YDS TD INT
Jake Delhomme 7/27     72    1     4


 :gouge:  :gouge:  :gouge:
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on November 09, 2008, 03:54:59 PM
I gotta say.. This is The Worst/Sloppiest Game the Panthers have played all season .. And We're Still Winning?! ???

Delhome has thrown 4 interceptions; tieing his all time record, yet we're still up 14-6 vs the Raiders..

I guess if it was any other team (well maybe a few others ::) ), we'd be getting Slaughter for sure!! :-[

Name                   CP/AT YDS TD INT
Jake Delhomme 7/27     72    1     4


 :gouge:  :gouge:  :gouge:
Wanna Trade for Bulger?! :-[
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on November 09, 2008, 04:18:39 PM
And, mercilicy it comes to an end.. :-[

Panthers 17
Raiders 6

Panthers are now 7-2 playing Detroit next week (should be 8-2 after that), then it's gonna get intertesting

Looks like for sure we're making the playoffs , but how we get in, and how far we make it, that's gonna be the real question.. :-\
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on November 10, 2008, 10:02:15 AM
Who plays tonight?
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on November 10, 2008, 10:16:24 AM
Who plays tonight?
49'ers at the Cardinals.. I may pass on this one.. :-\
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Nick on November 10, 2008, 11:41:14 AM
What was up with Carolina RVR? Atlanta throttled them a week ago. Maybe Carolina saw that game film and didn't prepare. I wouldn't blame them. Oakland is one of the worst teams in the league.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on November 10, 2008, 11:45:00 AM
What was up with Carolina RVR? Atlanta throttled them a week ago. Maybe Carolina saw that game film and didn't prepare. I wouldn't blame them. Oakland is one of the worst teams in the league.
Ugh..The inconsistancies of our quarterback, along with dropped passes should've done us in.. :grr:

It seemed obvious to me they went in thinking they were gonna have a cake-walk ::)
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on November 10, 2008, 11:46:18 AM
Who plays tonight?
49'ers at the Cardinals.. I may pass on this one.. :-\
So, they decided not to show any football tonight....
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on November 10, 2008, 12:14:31 PM
Who plays tonight?
49'ers at the Cardinals.. I may pass on this one.. :-\
So, they decided not to show any football tonight....
Basically, yep..
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on November 16, 2008, 06:13:32 AM
Week 11!!

I missed the Jets beating the Pats 34-31 in overtime Thursday night; looked like a GR8 Game! :o

My Panthers play.. er give the Lions a 'friendly' tour of Bank of America stadium today.. ::)
I'm already hearing things like the Lions could truely go 0-16 thi season.. :speechless:

The Bills play Monday night
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on November 16, 2008, 01:13:16 PM
Another sloppy game by the Panthers, but again a 'W' (8-2)

Atlanta falls to 6-4 (that Definitly helps for the Panthers next week)

Tampa Bay (now 7-3) still a threat for us in the NFC South ..

The rest of the season's games for the Panthers will be interesting :-\
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Bob on November 16, 2008, 01:14:29 PM
Another sloppy game by the Panthers, but again a 'W' (8-2)

Atlanta falls to 6-4 (that Definitly helps for the Panthers next week)

Tampa Bay (now 7-3) still a threat for us in the NFC South ..

The rest of the season's games for the Panthers will be interesting :-\

Delhomme needs to pick up the pace.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on November 16, 2008, 01:19:11 PM
Dolphins over the Raiders 17-15....that was a mess, wasn't it.

I mean the parts the Officials didn't screw up.   ::)
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on November 16, 2008, 01:32:16 PM
Delhomme needs to pick up the pace.

Yep..

The last time we had a winning record like this, we went on to the Super Bowl, so Jake had Best not get anymore 'slack' than he's been looking :-[

I'm Still kinda surprised that we have the 3rd best record in the NFL currently..

Titans 10-0

Giants 9-1

Panthers 8-2 :o
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Bob on November 16, 2008, 02:30:57 PM
The Rams are just DARING me not to renew my season tickets next year after having them for 14 years...... that HAS to be what they are doing.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on November 16, 2008, 02:47:19 PM
The Rams are just DARING me not to renew my season tickets next year after having them for 14 years...... that HAS to be what they are doing.
Holy Crap!! Rams are Down 35-3 at the Half ??? ??? ???

Unreal :speechless:
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Bob on November 16, 2008, 03:07:36 PM
The Rams are just DARING me not to renew my season tickets next year after having them for 14 years...... that HAS to be what they are doing.
Holy Crap!! Rams are Down 35-3 at the Half ??? ??? ???

Unreal :speechless:

Sadly, that is better than last week when they were down 40-0 at half.

At this rate, by 2012, they should have a lead at halftime.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: BBQ Platypus on November 17, 2008, 09:13:41 AM
Worst. Game. Evar.

I'm trying to forget the Vikings' abysmal performance yesterday.  Hopefully, masturbation and video games will help.  Dear God, was that terrible.  We couldn't stop ANYONE.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on November 17, 2008, 05:34:26 PM
Alright! Buffalo At Home vs the Brownies on Monday Night! :highfive:

I Enjoy watching my hometown team and the fans as I reminisce on my younger days 8)
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Bob on November 17, 2008, 05:44:18 PM
So, if Buffalo played the Panthers in the Super Bowl, which team gets your support?
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on November 17, 2008, 05:52:34 PM
So, if Buffalo played the Panthers in the Super Bowl, which team gets your support?
Both! 8)

Seriously, that would be a Tough decision :-\
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Bob on November 17, 2008, 05:53:31 PM
So, if Buffalo played the Panthers in the Super Bowl, which team gets your support?
Both! 8)

Seriously, that would be a Tough decision :-\

Puss answer, try again. :D

Gun to your head...... who do you want to win.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on November 17, 2008, 05:55:36 PM
So, if Buffalo played the Panthers in the Super Bowl, which team gets your support?
Both! 8)

Seriously, that would be a Tough decision :-\

Puss answer, try again. :D

Gun to your head...... who do you want to win.
:scared: The Rams!! No, Wait... :speechless:

Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on November 17, 2008, 08:56:05 PM
DAMMIT!!  :grr: :angry:

Another GR8 'Battle for Lake Erie'!! :o
BUT...
The Bills Almost pull off the upset but fall 29-27 after a wide-right 3 point attempt :angry:

From 1st to last in the AFC East in just a couple of weeks?! :-[
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Bob on November 18, 2008, 03:16:24 PM
Huh, a Buffalo placekicker missing wide right to lose a game.... now WHERE have I seen that before?
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on November 18, 2008, 03:26:48 PM
Huh, a Buffalo placekicker missing wide right to lose a game.... now WHERE have I seen that before?
Yeah, .........................................................................................I wonder :grr: :grr: :grr:
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Scrivener on November 19, 2008, 06:01:39 AM
Huh, a Buffalo placekicker missing a 47-yard field goal attempt wide right to lose a game.... now WHERE have I seen that before?

Added the extra layer of rich, gooey irony for you.

And the crazy thing:  in the Eagles-Bengals game the previous day, the Cincinnati placekicker also missed a 47-yard attempt -- wide right -- at the end of overtime to leave the game a tie.

Is that number just cursed for NFL kickers or something?
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on November 19, 2008, 06:31:53 AM
Is that number just cursed for NFL kickers or something?
Probably for the chosen few..
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on November 21, 2008, 08:55:42 PM
Anybody catch that Steelers / Bengals game last night.. *yawn* :P
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Bob on November 22, 2008, 04:33:01 AM
Anybody catch that Steelers / Bengals game last night.. *yawn* :P

The only thing I enjoyed about that game was some scrub for the Bengals who replaced Chad Johnson.    He caught a TD pass (it hit him in the chest, he had to) and he did a long "look at me, look at me" little dance to the camera and blew off his team mates trying to congratulate him.    Later in the game, he dropped the next two passes thrown his way.    No more little dances.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on November 22, 2008, 05:29:10 AM
 :D :D Too Funny..

The Panthers (8-2) and Falcons (6-4) play 4:15 game, but 3 other games of interest to watch this weekend are:

Favre's (7-3) Jets at the (10-0) Titans :o (I'm sensing a possible upset here :-X )
&
The Patriots (6-4) at the (6-4) Miami Dolphins :-X

I hope I get to watch one of these games before mine..


And later:  The (9-1) Giants at the (7-3) Cardinals
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Scrivener on November 22, 2008, 05:34:10 AM
Don't forget another late game:  the 9-1 Giants return to the field where they won Super Bowl XLII to take on the 7-3 Cardinals (led by Kurt Warner, the QB they ditched mid-season four years ago to start playing Eli).  Big NFC playoff implications -- especially for your Panthers, RVRII.  If they want home-field through the playoffs, someone has to pull the G-Men back to the back soon.  Or maybe it'll be the Cards challenging Carolina for #2 ...

It's that time of the season, when games really start feeling like they matter.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on November 22, 2008, 05:40:00 AM
Big NFC playoff implications -- especially for your Panthers, RVRII.  If they want home-field through the playoffs, someone has to pull the G-Men back to the back soon.  Or maybe it'll be the Cards challenging Carolina for #2 ...

It's that time of the season, when games really start feeling like they matter.
Oh yeah..
We're holding our breath around here these days.. :scared:

Jake Delhome just needs to keep his Shit together and hope he got all his erratic passing issues out of the way so we can keep on moving on forward.. :-X
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Bob on November 22, 2008, 06:24:03 AM
At least the Rams figured out their problems.

Our "all pro" (sarcasm) offensive lineman Richie Incongnito declared that the Rams fans are horrible, do not know when to cheer and are hurting the team.

Coming from such a dumb shit, I feel honored to be paying his salary.   

Perhaps if he did not have 2 or 3 drive-killing penalties a game, the team would be doing better.   :angry:
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on November 22, 2008, 07:38:47 AM
Boy.. You've got a real 'brain surgeon' there on your team.. ::)
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on November 22, 2008, 07:59:41 AM
Boy.. You've got a real 'brain surgeon' there on your team.. ::)
If they were smart, would they be doing this for a living?

(and before anyone gives me hell for generalizing, I have a cousin who played in college...I've heard all the stories)
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Bob on November 22, 2008, 08:47:53 AM
Boy.. You've got a real 'brain surgeon' there on your team.. ::)
If they were smart, would they be doing this for a living?

(and before anyone gives me hell for generalizing, I have a cousin who played in college...I've heard all the stories)

He "graduated" from Nebraska, so what do you expect?
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on November 22, 2008, 09:49:54 AM
Boy.. You've got a real 'brain surgeon' there on your team.. ::)
If they were smart, would they be doing this for a living?

(and before anyone gives me hell for generalizing, I have a cousin who played in college...I've heard all the stories)

He "graduated" from Nebraska, so what do you expect?
You heard about our "Mastermind" down here in Miami, right?

Quote
Porter on Vick: 'All it was was dogs'
Fri Nov 21, 2008 2:03 pm EST

Miami Dolphins linebacker Joey Porter commented on the possible reinstatement of former Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick and, as usual, Porter shot right from the lip, according to a report on EPSN.com. Vick was convicted for his role in a dogfighting ring and is serving time in a Kansas federal prison. He's scheduled to be released next summer.

"He's already been punished enough," said Porter (referring to Vick's possible reinstatement after serving his sentence), who owns a pair of pit bulls and a Maltese. "They gave him his penalty. He paid his penalty. What else should they do to him now?

"All it was was dogs. They act like they don't even like pit bulls anyway. That's the funny thing about it if you want to get back on that topic. I got pit bulls, I got to put them under a different breed just to travel. So you can't even fly pit bulls nowhere.

"It's a breed they don't care about. It's not like he was fighting cocker spaniels or something that they like. They don't really care too much about pit bulls."

Profootballtalk.com reported that Porter let his pitbull loose and it killed a miniature horse.

Source: ESPN.comProfootballtalk.com

Dumb jock.  http://sounds1.neilrogers.com/sounds/old/060.mp3 (http://sounds1.neilrogers.com/sounds/old/060.mp3)

(Wish we still had the audio link button)
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on November 23, 2008, 09:55:39 AM
Excellent!
They're showing the Jets at Titans game on CBS here locally! :highfive:
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Bob on November 23, 2008, 10:09:07 AM
Awesome, after three plays by the Bears, Rams down 7-0.

 :angry: :angry: :angry: :angry:
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on November 23, 2008, 10:13:19 AM
Awesome, after three plays by the Bears, Rams down 7-0.

 :angry: :angry: :angry: :angry:
Oh my... :speechless:
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Raven on November 23, 2008, 10:31:38 AM
Detroit's up on Tampa 14-0.  Could this be the week?
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on November 23, 2008, 10:32:17 AM
Detroit's up on Tampa 14-0.  Could this be the week?
GO LIONS!! :highfive:
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Bob on November 23, 2008, 10:40:04 AM
17-0 Lions?!

How will they blow this?

Oh, Rams down now 14-3................ sigh

CORRECTION.......... our Kicker, the highest paid in the league, missed a 39 yarders...........   :angry: :angry: :angry: :angry:

Fuck my season tickets, I am through with them next year.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on November 23, 2008, 10:42:30 AM
Fuck my season tickets, I am through with them next year.
:scared: :speechless:
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Bob on November 23, 2008, 10:55:38 AM
Fuck my season tickets, I am through with them next year.
:scared: :speechless:

Wow, now they just messed up a fake punt.........

Seriously, the money I am wasting on them will buy lots of wonderful things that will make me happier
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Bob on November 23, 2008, 10:58:36 AM
Bears 21-0 nothing now.

Let me see, two weeks ago, Rams down 40-0 at half.
Last week, Rams down 35-3 at half.
Rams down 21-0 early in second quarter.

I cannot tell if this is actual progress or not?
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on November 23, 2008, 11:00:31 AM
Bears 21-0 nothing now.

Let me see, two weeks ago, Rams down 40-0 at half.
Last week, Rams down 35-3 at half.
Rams down 21-0 early in second quarter.

I cannot tell if this is actual progress or not?
In a reverse psychology way, perhaps.. :-X
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Bob on November 23, 2008, 11:07:14 AM
21-3 now, pass the booze and the hookers, it's PARTY TIME
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on November 23, 2008, 11:08:34 AM
21-3 now, pass the booze and the hookers, it's PARTY TIME
Well, again, my Panthers are always looking for new fans :P
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Raven on November 23, 2008, 11:09:06 AM
As someone who lives in Wisconsin, even though I'm not necessarily a Packers fan, hearing anyone talking about giving up their season tickets is really weird.  Our waiting list is something like 30 years up here.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on November 23, 2008, 11:11:58 AM
Touchdown Chad Pennington!!!!

(http://th450.photobucket.com/albums/qq224/tallywackerz13/th_dolphins.jpg)

Kiss this, Patriots Fans!!!
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on November 23, 2008, 11:13:33 AM
Detroit's up on Tampa 14-0.  Could this be the week?

Correction 21-17 Tampa Bay :(


Touchdown Chad Pennington!!!!

(http://th450.photobucket.com/albums/qq224/tallywackerz13/th_dolphins.jpg)

Kiss this, Patriots Fans!!!
Can a Panther's fan kiss that as well?! :P
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on November 23, 2008, 11:18:32 AM
Well.....hold that thought.

 :grr:
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Raven on November 23, 2008, 11:20:30 AM
Detroit's up on Tampa 14-0.  Could this be the week?

Correction 21-17 Tampa Bay :(


Well, it was a good thought. 
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on November 23, 2008, 11:21:11 AM
Well.....hold that thought.
I'm... Trying...(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h275/rvr2/02/blowup.gif)
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Bob on November 23, 2008, 11:35:29 AM
Bears 24-3 at halftime.

Let's see now,

2 tickets @$80 each                              $160
Airport parking for each game                  45
Air fare to fly to STL for each game.       230
Parking spot at game -                              20

Plus food, drinks, staying at a hotel if someone comes up with game with me (rather than stay at folks or sister's house).........

Times EACH home game?

Yeah...............

Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on November 23, 2008, 11:38:54 AM
Bears 24-3 at halftime.

Let's see now,

2 tickets @$80 each                              $160
Airport parking for each game                  45
Air fare to fly to STL for each game.       230
Parking spot at game -                              20

Plus food, drinks, staying at a hotel if someone comes up with game with me (rather than stay at folks or sister's house).........

Times EACH home game?

Yeah...............


Yeah, Math sux :-[
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on November 23, 2008, 12:31:53 PM
Well, as I called it yesterday, I sense an upset..

Jets up 27  Titans 6 currently :o
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Bob on November 23, 2008, 12:34:17 PM
At least I have Favre on my fantasy team............ so that day was not a total waste.

Plus, I am on my third white russian, so there is that.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on November 23, 2008, 12:35:14 PM
At least I have Favre on my fantasy team............ so that day was not a total waste.

Plus, I am on my third white russian, so there is that.
Hey! Save some for the Panthers Falcons game in a little bit! :P
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on November 23, 2008, 12:56:05 PM
Jets 34 Titans 13 at the 2:00 warning :o

Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on November 23, 2008, 12:58:14 PM
:angry: :angry: :angry: :angry: :angry: :angry: :angry: :angry: :angry: :angry: :angry: :angry: :angry: :angry: :angry: :angry:

Damn Officials!!!!

 :angry: :angry: :angry: :angry: :angry: :angry: :angry: :angry: :angry: :angry: :angry: :angry: :angry: :angry: :angry: :angry:
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on November 23, 2008, 01:06:21 PM
And the Titans taste defeat for he first time this season, but I don't think this'll be the last time these two teams meet this season.. 8)
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on November 23, 2008, 01:16:02 PM
And the Panthers are underway in Atlanta 8)
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on November 23, 2008, 01:23:52 PM
Still say that the Patriots and the Officials can kiss this....

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b4/robotrix/dolphinschick.jpg)

 :angry: :angry: :angry: :angry: :angry: :angry: :angry: :angry: :angry:
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on November 23, 2008, 01:25:50 PM
I'll Get Right On That..  :o

Even though I'm a Panther fan ;D
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on November 23, 2008, 01:51:43 PM
F@(K :angry:

17-0 Atlanta at the beginning of the 2nd is NOT What I'm wanting to see right now!! :grr:
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Bob on November 23, 2008, 01:56:06 PM
F@(K :angry:

17-0 Atlanta at the beginning of the 2nd is NOT What I'm wanting to see right now!! :grr:

Shall I pour you one?
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on November 23, 2008, 02:02:11 PM
F@(K :angry:

17-0 Atlanta at the beginning of the 2nd is NOT What I'm wanting to see right now!! :grr:

Shall I pour you one?
Thanks.. We Just got a turn-over.. I think :o
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Bob on November 23, 2008, 02:26:28 PM
The NFC South does visit STL in 2009.   If I keep my season tickets, save your cash for a flight to STL.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on November 23, 2008, 02:30:49 PM
The NFC South does visit STL in 2009.   If I keep my season tickets, save your cash for a flight to STL.
Noted 8)
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on November 23, 2008, 02:55:31 PM
2nd half.. Touchdown! YEAH! :highfive:

10-17 Atlanta currently :-X
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on November 23, 2008, 03:13:00 PM
5 and a half in the 3rd 13-17 Atlanta 8)
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on November 23, 2008, 03:28:46 PM
Dammit! :grr:
That 'no huddle' B.S. from Atlanta is throwing us off.. 24-13 Atlanta :angry:
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Bob on November 23, 2008, 03:36:27 PM
Dammit! :grr:
That 'no huddle' B.S. from Atlanta is throwing us off.. 24-13 Atlanta :angry:

I will buy the beer in STL next year...... there, feel any better?
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on November 23, 2008, 03:38:47 PM
Even Better that Delhomme actually Ran for a TouchDown :o :o
PLUS we made a 2 Point conversion  :D :cheers:
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on November 23, 2008, 03:52:58 PM
SH*T :angry:
This is turning into a Friggin Sew-Saw Battle here.. 31-21 Atlanta :deadhorse:
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on November 23, 2008, 04:00:20 PM
DAMMIT! SUNUVA BITCH, DAMMIT!!! :angry: :grr: :angry: :grr:
Punt return for F'N TD! 21-38
Mission Control! We Hava A Fuckin Problem!! :gouge:
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Bob on November 23, 2008, 04:03:35 PM
DAMMIT! SUNUVA BITCH, DAMMIT!!! :angry: :grr: :angry: :grr:
Punt return for F'N TD! 21-38
Mission Control! We Hava A Fuckin Problem!! :gouge:

The Rams-Panthers battle next year is shaping up for the "game of the year", huh?

Sorry, I feel your pain.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on November 23, 2008, 04:06:12 PM
woo.. another Touchdown for the Panthers :grr:
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on November 23, 2008, 04:17:27 PM
And another Fuckin TD for Atlanta :deadhorse: :deadhorse:

Well, we're tied with Tampa Bay AGAIN, and the Panthers play in Green Bay next week, and then the Bucs here in a Monday Night game them I'm Off to Mexico for some Much Needed R&R :-\
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Crow T. Robot 666 on November 23, 2008, 05:01:38 PM
My Giants are 10-1.  I'm feeling pretty good right now.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Nick on November 23, 2008, 06:27:25 PM
*Sniffs*

Smells like victory.

Here you go RVR.

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

This one's on me.

Go Falcons!
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on November 23, 2008, 06:44:23 PM
Gee, Thanks.. *sniff* :-X
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on November 26, 2008, 05:26:25 PM
Well, since my business will be open Thanksgiving Day, I'll be watching me sum Football All Day Long!  8)
The NFL schedule will be as follows:

TV: CBS 12:30 PM   ET Ford Field
 
Titans (10-1-0)                     
Lions (0-11-0)                     

__________________________________________________________

TV: FOX 4:15 PM   ET Texas Stadium

Seahawks (2-9-0)                     
Cowboys (7-4-0)                     

__________________________________________________________

And finally 8:15 PM   ET Lincoln Financial Field

Cardinals (7-4-0)                     
Eagles (5-5-1)                     

TV: NFL NETWORK | DIRECTV: 212 (HD: 212)

Looks like we'll be 'Turkey-less' this year, but got Plenty of steaks, Chicken, and other stuff to munch on while working & watching football :cheers:
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on November 27, 2008, 10:53:34 AM
WOO!
35-3 Titans over the Lions at the 2 min warning of the 1st half :cheers:
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Nick on November 27, 2008, 11:31:06 AM
Detroit has shown a lot of fight this game haven't they...
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on November 27, 2008, 11:41:56 AM
Detroit has shown a lot of fight this game haven't they...
I haven't been paying attention all that much (for obvious reasons), but if you say so.. :-X
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on November 27, 2008, 12:48:21 PM
And the final: 47-10 Titans go 11-1...

And on to game 2:
Seahawks @ Cowboys..
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Tripe on November 27, 2008, 03:17:58 PM
And the final: 47-10 Titans go 11-1...

Quelle fecking surprise  ::)

Damn Millen's already been fired.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on November 27, 2008, 03:20:57 PM
And the final: 47-10 Titans go 11-1...

Quelle fecking surprise  ::)

Damn Millen's already been fired.
It took, what.. 3 Years?!  :-X
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Tripe on November 27, 2008, 03:22:12 PM
He was attached to Ford like a limpet.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on November 27, 2008, 04:41:52 PM
And the Cowchumps hang on for another week over the Seahawks 34-9

..And onward to Game 3 on Direct TV Channel 212: 8)
Cardinals @ Eagles..
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on November 27, 2008, 05:26:16 PM
 :o Philly is showing something! 7-0 already
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on November 27, 2008, 05:37:41 PM
Wholy Crap! :speechless:

Philly's Up 14-0 already w/ 3:27 left in the 1st :o
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on November 27, 2008, 06:00:40 PM
WHAT THE F... ???

21-0 over the Red Birds?!
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on November 27, 2008, 06:26:40 PM
AW.. The Red Birds scored..
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on November 27, 2008, 06:43:27 PM
Interesting game so far..

Eagles 24, Cardinals 7 at the half :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on November 27, 2008, 07:22:39 PM
WOOT! Eagles up 31-7 half way through the 3rd..

The Cardinals haven't shown up yet er what ???
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on November 27, 2008, 07:49:04 PM
Uh oh.. :scared:
Cardinals scored two touchdowns in a row.. 34-20 and it's early in the 4th :o
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on November 27, 2008, 08:01:09 PM
41-20 Eagles.. This one's pretty much done now 8)
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on November 27, 2008, 08:25:46 PM
..And the final: 48-20 Eagles

I'm going to bed naow :P
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on November 29, 2008, 10:30:46 AM
From FoxSports:
Quote
New York Giants Wide Receiver Accidentally Shoots Self
Saturday, November 29, 2008

Former Michigan State and current New York Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress accidentally shot himself in the leg.

The wound was not life-threatening. It was not clear where the shooting took place. Burress spent the night in the hospital, FOXSports.com reported.

The Giants would not confirm the accident to The Associated Press. Phone calls to Burress' home and agent were not immediately returned.

Burress injured a hamstring two weeks ago against the Baltimore Ravens. The Giants said Friday he would not play Sunday against the Redskins in Washington.

::)
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Bob on November 29, 2008, 03:09:12 PM
what a frakin idiot
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on November 29, 2008, 03:11:37 PM
what a frakin idiot
Yeah, really..

Nothing better to do when your injured but to play with your gun ::)
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Raven on November 29, 2008, 03:33:48 PM

Nothing better to do when your injured but to play with your gun ::)

That might have been part of his rehab.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on November 29, 2008, 03:50:44 PM

Nothing better to do when your injured but to play with your gun ::)

That might have been part of his rehab.
Ooohh.............................................FAIL .. :D :D
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Bob on November 29, 2008, 06:19:50 PM
REHAB FAIL
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on November 30, 2008, 05:38:22 AM
OK.. The Panthers play in Green Bay today, and we're Quite concerned as the weather will be a factor, along with Jake Delhomme.. :speechless:

This is a 'Must Win', especially since we're playing Tampa Bay Here in Charlotte next week.. Or we'll find ourselves out of the playoffs Very Quickly! :scared:
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on November 30, 2008, 11:26:23 AM
Well, after some sloppy plays on both sides (fumbles mostly), the Panthers are holding on 21-10 over Green Bay at the half..
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on November 30, 2008, 12:29:11 PM
SUNUVA.... :angry:
Packers have come back in the 4th: 28-21 :grr: :angry:

Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on November 30, 2008, 12:38:46 PM
YEAH!!! Steve Smith comes through!! :highfive:

Tied up at 28 :o
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on November 30, 2008, 01:08:58 PM
WOOO !!!

Again, Steve Smith :highfive:

Panthers up 35-31  :o
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on November 30, 2008, 01:11:29 PM
INTERCEPTION BY THE PANTHERS!!! :highfive:

GAME OVER!! :cheers:

Still tied with the Bucs (KUDOS to the Saints for almost beating them) at 9-3 setting up One HELLUVA Monday Night Game next week (Dec 8 ) :o :o :o

My Bills Lose Again, but to the 49'ers ???
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Bob on December 01, 2008, 06:12:04 AM
Another pathetic Marc Bulger performance for the Rams.   He was not even TOUCHED the entire game and still cannot complete 50% of his passes or keep the interceptions under 3 for the game   :angry: :angry: :angry: :angry:
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on December 01, 2008, 09:11:23 AM
BTW, Dolphins win.

But it was the Rams so....   ;)

But the Jets lost so we still have a chance to embarrass ourselves in the Playoffs.   :clap:
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: BBQ Platypus on December 01, 2008, 09:12:43 AM
Well, the Vikings beat the Bears last night.  And in pretty convincing fashion, too.

I tell ya - Adrian Peterson and Jared Allen are THE motherfuckers.  I mean, Peterson had BLOOD on his uniform when the game was over.  And Allen had three sacks.  A couple of BAMFs if I ever saw one.

We've got three tough games ahead of us (and...the Lions, but we want to make sure we don't get Ackbar'd in that one).  This will be the true test of this team's worth.  We'll need to go at least 2-2 over the next 4 games (so we HAVE to beat the Lions).  I'm hoping for 3-1.  I'm not sure - the Cards, the Falcons, and the Giants are all good teams.

Regardless of what our schedule is, the bottom line is PLAYOFFS OR GTFO!
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on December 03, 2008, 05:12:31 AM
D'OPE!! :o

From FoxNews
Quote
NFL Suspends 6 Players for Doping Violations
Wednesday, December 03, 2008

NEW YORK —  Six players, including the heart of the Minnesota Vikings' stout defensive line, were suspended for four games without pay by the NFL on Tuesday for violating the league's anti-doping policy.

All six were punished for using a diuretic, which can serve as a masking agent for steroids.

The suspended players were running back Deuce McAllister and defensive linemen Charles Grant and Will Smith of New Orleans; defensive linemen Kevin and Pat Williams of Minnesota; and long snapper Bryan Pittman of Houston.

"I definitely was not trying to cheat in any form," McAllister told The Associated Press in a phone interview. "I tried to do everything the right way."

The punishment means all six will miss the end of the regular season, an especially harsh blow to Minnesota, which relies heavily on the Williamses in its run defense, which ranks second in the league.

Angelo Wright, the agent for Pat Williams, said he planned to file a motion in federal court in the next 24 hours, presumably to put off his client's suspension. Tom Condon, the agent for Kevin Williams, said he hadn't yet determined what course of action to take.

A seventh player, Atlanta's Grady Jackson, was not suspended. NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said Jeff Pash, the league's chief counsel, had asked for additional information.

If a player's team makes the playoffs, the player will be eligible to return to the active roster on Dec. 29.

The suspension of Pat and Kevin Williams, who are not related, may prove to be the most critical.

The Vikings lead Chicago by a game in the NFC North with four games left, in large part because the Williamses are considered the NFL's best defensive tackle combination.

Last Sunday, they led a goal-line stand that kept Chicago from taking a 14-3 second-quarter lead in Minneapolis. On the first play after the Bears were stopped, the Vikings' Gus Frerotte threw a 99-yard touchdown pass to Bernard Berrian, giving Minnesota a 10-7 lead it never lost, a 14-point swing.

"In response to this afternoon's ruling, the Minnesota Vikings are very disappointed in the National Football League's suspension of Kevin and Pat Williams," the team said in a statement. "At the appropriate time, we will have further comment."

Adolpho Birch, the NFL's vice president of law and labor policy, would not disclose during a conference call when the players tested positive.

Word of the positive test first leaked in late October. Asked why it took until the final four games of the regular season to hand down the suspensions, Birch said it was "a function of a lot of factors."

"I think if you ask most coaches, every game is important. I don't think they'd differentiate between the first and the last," Birch said. "We do have things in place to get them done as quickly as possible. But we had to deal with the number of players involved and adjust travel schedules. We have to fit it around the players' ability to attend."

David Cornwell, the lawyer for Pittman and the three Saints, called the decisions "inconsistent with the objectives of the steroid policy."

"Deuce, Will, and Charles did not try to enhance their performance with steroids, nor did they knowingly expose themselves to the adverse health risks of a diuretic," Cornwell said in an e-mail. "They took a weight-loss supplement that they had every reason to believe was safe."

In their appeals, some players said the banned substance Bumetanide was not listed as an ingredient in StarCaps, an over-the-counter weight-loss pill. McAllister said he told other players about StarCaps because he believed it was a permitted supplement.

"I wouldn't have put those guys in jeopardy if I had known something was in that product," he said.

Jackson filed suit against StarCaps in Alameda County Superior Court in California last month, seeking restitution for any lost salary and damages for "false advertising and unfair business practices."

But in issuing the suspensions, the league reiterated the section of its policy that reads:

"You and you alone are responsible for what goes into your body. Claiming that you used only legally available nutritional supplements will not help you in an appeal. ... Even if they are bought over-the-counter from a known establishment, there is currently no way to be sure that they contain the ingredients listed on the packaging or have not been tainted with prohibited substances ...

"If you take these products, you do so AT YOUR OWN RISK! For your own health and success in the league, we strongly encourage you to avoid the use of supplements altogether, or at the very least to be extremely careful about what you choose to take."

The NFL also said it sent two notifications about StarCaps on Dec. 19, 2006 — one to NFL club presidents, general managers and head athletic trainers and the second to NFLPA executive Stacy Robinson, who oversees the steroid policy for the union. That letter, according to the league, advised that StarCaps had been added to the list of prohibited dietary supplement companies.

Asked if the NFL would review its policy on diuretics, Birch said the policy is reviewed every year.

"I suspect the players' association may want to look specifically at diuretics or some other issues. We'd be happy to do that with them if appropriate," he said. "I do think it's good policy. It works well. It has different aspects to it, but we will certainly listen with an open mind and if it's appropriate to make change, make changes."

Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on December 03, 2008, 10:44:32 AM
A long snapper needs steroids?
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Bob on December 03, 2008, 03:29:06 PM
A long snapper needs steroids?

Some say the diuretics are for keeping their weight down.   Some say the players are using it as a masking agent to prevent steroids from being detected.

The Saints players got a bit screwed as the company making their diuretic was league approved, but they changed the ingredients without changing the product labeling, so the players got surprised.    The players are suing the company, but they still get suspended.    The league offers league approved diuretics, but if the players want their own....... they are taking a risk.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on December 04, 2008, 02:08:15 PM
A long snapper needs steroids?

Some say the diuretics are for keeping their weight down.

Football players WANT to keep their weight down?  Since when?!?!?!?!   ;)
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Raven on December 04, 2008, 05:45:14 PM
A long snapper needs steroids?

Some say the diuretics are for keeping their weight down.

Football players WANT to keep their weight down?  Since when?!?!?!?!   ;)

Quite a few of them have weight clauses built into their contracts. 
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on December 05, 2008, 08:46:42 AM
A long snapper needs steroids?

Some say the diuretics are for keeping their weight down.

Football players WANT to keep their weight down?  Since when?!?!?!?!   ;)

Quite a few of them have weight clauses built into their contracts. 
That's news to me.  Body Fat Ratios, maybe.  But when you look at some of these 300lb line men....

But I believe you.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Bob on December 05, 2008, 09:56:14 AM
What always amazes me is when you look at the offensive tackles in the NFL, they are all around 6'7", 300plus pounds and they do not look fat at all.   They are just amazing athletes.

Guards on the other hand......
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on December 07, 2008, 06:55:32 AM
Week 14 and my last viewing on the NFL games in the U.S.. I'll be trying to catch the rest in Mexico :-\

Monday Night will be an Interesting night to see if my (9-3) Panthers can upset the (9-3) Bucaneers??  :-X
I Possibly might be seeing some of the Bucs players at the Charlotte airport Tuesday morning on my way to Mexico.. :o
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Bob on December 07, 2008, 07:22:39 AM
Still suffering from my Missouri Tigers losing last night....... but I will watch all the good games today.

Thank goodness for the Directv Sunday package.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on December 07, 2008, 08:08:10 AM
Still suffering from my Missouri Tigers losing last night....... but I will watch all the good games today.

Thank goodness for the Directv Sunday package.
Yeah, I'll catch whatever games I can today while cleaning up and making final preps for my trip, and to be ready for Monday Night's game 8)
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on December 07, 2008, 12:54:15 PM
WHOA :o

The Giants LOSE to the Philadelphia Eagles ??? WTF Happened There?!
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Bob on December 07, 2008, 01:13:52 PM
WHOA :o

The Giants LOSE to the Philadelphia Eagles ??? WTF Happened There?!

Green Bay losing at home to the Texans?

THIS is why I will never bet on sports.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on December 07, 2008, 01:26:52 PM
I watched the Falcons @ the Saints, and the Saints pull off a Big Win that helps my Panthers going into tomorrow night :o
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Raven on December 07, 2008, 01:32:10 PM

Green Bay losing at home to the Texans?

THIS is why I will never bet on sports.

Living in Wisconsin, this wasn't a big surprise.  I'm calling it now, the Lions are gonna beat them week 17.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on December 07, 2008, 01:38:40 PM

Green Bay losing at home to the Texans?

THIS is why I will never bet on sports.

Living in Wisconsin, this wasn't a big surprise.  I'm calling it now, the Lions are gonna beat them week 17.
:o
I'll try to catch that game while in Mexico!
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Bob on December 07, 2008, 01:39:37 PM
Rams are playing their normal "we dont give a frakin shit" game.

Down 14-0 early in first quarter, Cardinals running around without fear of being touched.   Rams have 3 yards of offense.

Seriously, the owner should just pull the team off the field now, cut everyone and start over.

 :grr: :grr: :grr: :grr: :grr: :grr: :grr: :grr: :grr: :grr: :grr: :grr: :grr: :grr: :grr: :grr: :grr: :grr: :grr: :grr: :grr: :grr: :grr:
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Scrivener on December 07, 2008, 02:10:43 PM
WHOA :o

The Giants LOSE to the Philadelphia Eagles ??? WTF Happened There?!

Round-the-clock media feeding frenzy, that's what happened to them.  They could survive being without Burress easily.  They couldn't survive being the ants under the reporters' magnifying glass.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on December 07, 2008, 02:14:08 PM
They couldn't survive being the ants under the reporters' magnifying glass.
:D :D

I Like that analogy
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on December 07, 2008, 04:25:16 PM
WWOOO!!!

The Steelers got an Interception for a TouchDown over the Cowboys!! :highfive:
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on December 07, 2008, 04:31:36 PM
Yeah!! Steelers hold on to Win over the Cowboys 20-13 :highfive:
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Raven on December 07, 2008, 05:05:44 PM
Yeah!! Steelers hold on to Win over the Cowboys 20-13 :highfive:

And I have Pittsburgs D/ST in my fantasy league.  Yey me!!
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on December 08, 2008, 05:02:19 PM
AWITE!! It's Time Fer Sum FOOTBAAAAAALLL!!! :o
Monday Night 8)
The Bucs @ the Panthers :highfive:

I'm gonna a tired mofo in the morning at the airport :scared:
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Bob on December 08, 2008, 05:44:57 PM
My fantasy team just totally blew..... everyone sucked.    But the guy I was playing sucked worse and I wond 66-65 and I got into the playoffs.

Oh yeah! :highfive:
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Raven on December 08, 2008, 05:48:59 PM
My fantasy team just totally blew..... everyone sucked.    But the guy I was playing sucked worse and I wond 66-65 and I got into the playoffs.

Oh yeah! :highfive:

If Williams and Steve Smith go apeshit tonight, I could be the one seed and have a by next week.  I need to make up about 50 points though.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on December 08, 2008, 05:50:16 PM
That's a possability.. :o
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on December 08, 2008, 06:08:02 PM
WHEW! Panthers still up by 3 as the Bucs miss a 3 point attempt - End of the 1st Qtr :clap:
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on December 08, 2008, 06:48:57 PM
And a Touchdown after the 2 min warning! Panthers 10 Bucs 3 :highfive: :cheers:
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Raven on December 08, 2008, 06:54:10 PM
And a Touchdown after the 2 min warning! Panthers 10 Bucs 3 :highfive: :cheers:

Damn it, Stewart is on my bench.  Wrong running back.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on December 08, 2008, 07:20:06 PM
DAMMIT! 2nd 'Fluke' interception, and a TB TD and we're tied at 10 :grr: :angry:
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on December 08, 2008, 07:27:44 PM
And BAM!! Steve Smith ROOOLLS!! TouchDown! :highfive: 17-10 Panthers :cheers:
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on December 08, 2008, 07:38:28 PM
SHIT!! :angry: Tied at 17 now :grr:
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Bob on December 08, 2008, 07:46:06 PM
SHIT!! :angry: Tied at 17 now :grr:

I think you should go to bed now...... you have a long trip ahead of you.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on December 08, 2008, 07:46:54 PM
SHIT!! :angry: Tied at 17 now :grr:

I think you should go to bed now...... you have a long trip ahead of you.
I Can't! :speechless:

This is Too Good of a Game!
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on December 08, 2008, 07:53:26 PM
And Another TouchDown!!! :highfive: 24 - 17 Panthers :cheers:
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on December 08, 2008, 08:06:41 PM
HOLY SHIT 31-17 PANTHERS :highfive: :highfive: :highfive:

THE BUCS ARE TOAST :D :D :D
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on December 08, 2008, 08:27:17 PM
WHOA! A Blocked Extra Point  31-23 Panthers.. :o
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on December 08, 2008, 08:32:27 PM
Flip Them Bucs Over, cause THEY'RE DONE!! :highfive: :cheers:  38-23 PANTHERS :highfive: :cheers:

#1 IN THE NFC SOUTH MY FRIENDS WITH A SHOT AT HOME FIELD IN THE PLAYOFFS!!! NICELY DONE :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Raven on December 08, 2008, 09:01:43 PM
OK, so fantasy points came out to me losing right now 105-106.  He had the TB kicker though.  If the blocked PAT counts as a miss then I'll win when they correct it.   If not, I drop from first to 4th in the seeding.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on December 09, 2008, 02:08:23 AM
It felt Really Good going to bed and getting only 5 hours of sleep after that big win :highfive:

Maybe I'll see some of the Bucs at the eairport.. Not very likely, but it's possible :o
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on December 09, 2008, 05:20:17 AM
Well I didn't see any Bucs players this morning at the Charlotte airport..
Must be sleeping in (heh heh)

Evev TSA security was talking about last nights game..
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Minnesota on December 09, 2008, 05:55:33 AM
Man did I ever squeak out a Fantasy victory ... My Score: 137.31 - His Score: 137.20

The best part about it is that I'm the eighth seed and he's the number one seed! Also, he's already beat me twice this year. Gotta love the playoffs, anything can happen  :D Now that I'm only two games away from being crowned league champion, I'm already thinking about what I'm gonna do with the money (300 bucks). Probably use it toward a new TV.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Raven on December 09, 2008, 01:55:51 PM
OK, so fantasy points came out to me losing right now 105-106.  He had the TB kicker though.  If the blocked PAT counts as a miss then I'll win when they correct it.   If not, I drop from first to 4th in the seeding.


Updated points this afternoon and I've got the first round bye.  Sweet.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on December 13, 2008, 08:35:39 PM
Alright!
In the event I don't have access to the Internet tomorrow, I'll be trying to catch tomorrows Broncos @ Panthers game in Charlotte at 3:15 CST here in Mexico.. :o

I'll be working in our boutique around then watching it on our 32" LCD 'sports bar' ceiling mounted HDTV! 8)

If we win this game, along with a loss by Dallas or Atlanta, we 'should' clinch the division & have home field advantage during the playoffs!  :cheers:

I Need you-alls' support, PLSKTHX! ;D

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Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: BBQ Platypus on December 13, 2008, 11:30:56 PM
Tough game for my Vikings against the Cardinals today.  Especially if Jared Allen can't play on account of that knee thing.  He's been missing several practices this week (which rules out the possibility that he was playing to the cameras).  I'm confident he'll be able to play, though.  That man'll play through damn near anything.  I'm glad we got him, fines and all.

I'd rant about his reputation as a dirty player, but I don't want to piss everyone off, especially given how many assholes think that he deserved to have his legs taken out.  Personally, I'll give the rookie the benefit of the doubt and say it was an overzealous move by a guy who was just trying to do his job - one that went a bit too far.  The game moves at a fast pace, and aggressive players have a tendency to pull the trigger when they really shouldn't - especially when they're young guys like Gosder.  I forgive Cherlius for the hit.   In the same vein, I maintain that Allen has never DELIBERATELY tried to injure anybody, either.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on December 14, 2008, 10:39:11 AM
Well, I'm currently watching the Jets slaughter my Bills on Mexico channel 7, along with the Texens and Titans on channel 10, and the 49'ers and Dolphins on channel 14, so I'll be entertained till 3:15 central time for the Panthers / Broncos game 8)
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on December 14, 2008, 11:04:11 AM
Impressive! :o
Buffalo was down 14-3 and have scored 2 touchdowns in a row to make it 17-14 Bills  :highfive:
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on December 14, 2008, 11:16:32 AM
Well, Damn! Jets score again.. 21-17 Jets :grr:
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on December 14, 2008, 12:36:05 PM
WOW! Buffalo 'Bulldozes' it's way into the endzone to make it 27-24 Bills :duel:
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on December 14, 2008, 12:47:59 PM
WHAT THE F*CK?!?!?! Losman Fumbles and Jets recover and run it in for a Touch Down ??? 

DAMMIT!!! :grr: :angry:

And Then a Interception... ::)  :deadhorse:
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on December 14, 2008, 01:14:05 PM
Well, I at least saw the Texans upset the Titans..

I'm Discovering that I can't find the Panthers game on any of the channels so far... :speechless:
This Is NOT GOOD!! :angry:
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on December 14, 2008, 01:39:42 PM
DAMMIT!!
I've Lost my F'N Internet on my Main computer and they're Not showing the Panthers game on any of the channels so I'm reduced to updates on my BlackBerry!
Now I'm REALLY Pissed Off Now!!!
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on December 14, 2008, 02:47:12 PM
Well, Good!
The Panthers are leading 20-10 at the half..
That puts me in somewhat of a better mood..
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Bob on December 14, 2008, 03:11:29 PM
The Rams managed to turn a 17-7 lead into a 23-20 lose, so we are ACHIEVING my goal of having the number two pick in the draft.

And the Panthers are up big, 27-10, so that is good too.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on December 14, 2008, 03:23:46 PM
And the Panthers are up big, 27-10, so that is good too.
Well, I just got the internet back on my computer after my wife's ignorant niece cut the damn modem off on me, AGAIN without telling me ::) :grr:

But I'm still reduced to checking the score online as there is no channel here in my part of Mexico showing the game :angry:
But Yeah! GO PANTHERS!!! :highfive:
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on December 14, 2008, 04:16:27 PM
WOO HOO!!! :highfive:

Despite not being able to catch the game, The Panthers Win 30-10 over the Broncos!!

Next Sunday Night now (Thanks to the NFL's rescheduling times) The Panthers (11-3 Now) play the Giants in NY at 7:15 Central Time, And I'll Be Watching It on the local ESPN Spanish Channel down here in Mexico!  8)

That's Gonna Be One HELLUVA Match Up :o
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Bob on December 14, 2008, 04:27:59 PM
Wow, Panthers - Giants will be a GREAT game.

And just for you sir, GO PANTHERS.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on December 14, 2008, 04:31:54 PM
Wow, Panthers - Giants will be a GREAT game.

And just for you sir, GO PANTHERS.
And Thank You, Sir for Your Support!! :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on December 14, 2008, 06:08:11 PM
OK.. All We Need is a Cowboys Loss to Clinch the NFC South.. :-X
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on December 14, 2008, 08:27:33 PM
Lost my internet connection to my main computer AGAIN!!!

Well, despite our win, we needed a Falcons or a Cowboys loss .. And, we got Neither...

But, we learned a lot about the Giants for next weeks game..
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: kodiakthejuggler on December 14, 2008, 09:02:53 PM
Lost my internet connection to my main computer AGAIN!!!

Well, despite our win, we needed a Falcons or a Cowboys loss .. And, we got Neither...

But, we learned a lot about the Giants for next weeks game..

F the Giants. The freakin' Cowboys took 'em to school. I'm quite surprised, myself. Poor Eli couldn't get a word in edgewise.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Tripe on December 15, 2008, 06:21:45 AM
Yay two games away from 16/0 whoo fecking hooo
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on December 15, 2008, 06:46:11 AM
You mean 0-16?

Yeah that's just horrible to make that kind of history..
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Tripe on December 15, 2008, 06:51:59 AM
Well I understanding as 16 (games played)/0 (games won) but yes.

Honestly let the whole damn team go at the end of the season.  :angry:
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on December 15, 2008, 07:07:44 AM

Agreed..
Bring in retired coaching staff er something.. Gees!
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: BBQ Platypus on December 15, 2008, 06:47:30 PM
Agreed.  I'm a Vikings fan, and even I feel sorry for the Lions.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Minnesota on December 16, 2008, 03:13:18 AM
I feel sorry for the Lions as well. I played on a slow pitch softball team that lost every game. After awhile it can get pretty frustrating.

So anyway, I'm psyched about my fantasy football team. I made the championship game, Just need to hold on for one more week!
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on December 16, 2008, 03:23:00 PM
Well, since losing access to everything on my BlackBery Bold due to a bad battery, I'll at least know I'll be watching the Panthers - Giants game on ESPN here in Mexico as it's already being advertised for Sunday 7:15 CST.. :-X
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on December 17, 2008, 09:58:35 PM
I Love this part of the article posted below ..
From FoxSports
Quote
The Cowboys were the trendy preseason pick to win the Super Bowl.

The Giants were the league's dominant team for the first three months of the season.

They met on the field Sunday night to determine who is the team to beat in the NFC.

And now we know: the Carolina Panthers.


The rest is here..
http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/8943804/Giants,-Cowboys-both-stumbling

I'm still nervous but I think my Panthers will do just fine.. 8)
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: BBQ Platypus on December 18, 2008, 08:23:27 PM
Hmm...what's wrong with this picture?

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Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on December 18, 2008, 08:43:12 PM
He looks a little 'sun burnt'.. :-X

That might be worth some Money.. Some day..  :D
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on December 19, 2008, 10:50:03 AM
Hmm...what's wrong with this picture?

(http://photos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-sf2p/v335/12/14/629982547/n629982547_886037_4633.jpg)
"The Ted Danson School of Comedy"?
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on December 20, 2008, 10:47:12 AM
OK! Time for the GR8 matchups this weekend..

Will Dallas pull it off?

Will the Steelers upset the Titans, and will my Panthers upset the Giants at home??

I read an Interesting article this morning on Sports Illustrated Mobile about how only 1 #1 seed team has made it to the Super Bowl, AND Won It: The Patriots..
History has shown the #1 seed is not much of a good luck Charm..
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Raven on December 20, 2008, 04:23:09 PM
It looks like I'm gonna be a security guard at the Lions/Packers game on the 28th.  Considering how much tickets are, being paid to go to a game will be kinda nice.  Hopefully I'll actually get a section with a view of the field.   
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: kodiakthejuggler on December 20, 2008, 08:56:40 PM
Nice for the Cowboys to honor the memory of Texas Stadium by getting spanked. Real nice.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on December 20, 2008, 09:02:23 PM
Well once again I couldn't find the game here in Mexico but was able to get updates on my Blackberry..

Quote
Dallas (9-6) lost for the second time in three weeks. While they can still get an NFC wild-card berth, this loss makes it tougher. They actually had several ways to clinch Sunday if they could've won this game. Now they'll go to Philadelphia next Sunday needing a win and, perhaps, some help. Dallas' loss clinched a playoff spot for the Carolina Panthers.
 

Sorry Kodiak but I'm satisfied with the games results :)
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Bob on December 21, 2008, 07:13:53 AM
Rams blacked out in STL and I gave away my tickets to today's awesome battle of 49ers vs Rams.

Get to watch pittsburg and tennessee on TV instead.   Epic win.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on December 21, 2008, 07:22:00 AM
Get to watch pittsburg and tennessee on TV instead.   Epic win.
THEN, you can watch my Panthers win in NY ;D
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Bob on December 21, 2008, 07:24:30 AM
Get to watch pittsburg and tennessee on TV instead.   Epic win.
THEN, you can watch my Panthers win in NY ;D

I will be rooting for them. 

Especially since the *soon to be new and improved* Rams will destroy the Panthers in STL next season.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on December 21, 2008, 07:29:28 AM
Get to watch pittsburg and tennessee on TV instead.   Epic win.
THEN, you can watch my Panthers win in NY ;D

I will be rooting for them. 

Especially since the *soon to be new and improved* Rams will destroy the Panthers in STL next season.
YES! Looking forward to our next 'Epic' matchup!  8) :cheers:
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on December 21, 2008, 01:13:41 PM
Well, I got to catch the Steelers / Titans game in our boutique..

Looks like the Titans held their own.. :o

And, Nice Cardinals / Patriots Game 7 - 47  .. Playoff contenders are the Cardinals, eh.. ::)

And the Bucs with a shocking loss at home to the Chargers :o
That's one less threat for my Panthers to deal with :P
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: BBQ Platypus on December 21, 2008, 03:17:35 PM
Well, the Vikings are giving the game away to the Falcons.  FOUR fumbles.  FOUR.  We've outgained them in every offensive category and we're still losing.  Why couldn't the team from last week have shown up this week?  My take - they weren't paying attention.  They weren't prepared for this game.  Games like this come from a bad mentality.  And I didn't think this team had that mentality at this point.  I guess I was wrong.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on December 21, 2008, 03:20:45 PM
That's NOT what our Panthers are wanting to see, either :angry:
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on December 21, 2008, 04:18:16 PM
Well, the Jets were upset in Seattle,

The Bills Upset the Broncos,

The Vikings tried to come back but fell short vs the Falcons,

And I watched the Eagles come ever so close to going into overtime against the Redskins, but stopped inches from the goal line..


All that's left, is the Panthers in Prime Time 8)
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Nick on December 21, 2008, 04:48:46 PM
My apologies to BBQ but...


FUCK YES!!!

It's so nice to be in the playoffs, especially after last year. Go Falcons!
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on December 21, 2008, 04:50:43 PM
Go Flacons ???

Uh.. Who're They :-X
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Nick on December 21, 2008, 04:54:32 PM
The team that beat the Panthers 45-28 week 12. I'm sure you remember that right?
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on December 21, 2008, 04:58:47 PM
The team that beat the Panthers 45-28 week 12. I'm sure you remember that right?
I think so.. But that was just a small 'skip' on our current path to Glory 8)
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: BBQ Platypus on December 21, 2008, 05:09:19 PM
My apologies to BBQ but...


FUCK YES!!!

It's so nice to be in the playoffs, especially after last year. Go Falcons!

Congratulations to you guys.  But if I were you, I'd be worried.  Four turnovers and it comes down to the last minute?  That is troubling.  I remember thinking that there is no way the Vikings should be even close.  Imagine if Peterson HADN'T dipped his hands in Vaseline before the game.

Hopefully, we'll meet again.  And we won't be giving you the game this time.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on December 21, 2008, 05:21:00 PM
Alright!
Eating Domino's Pizza & got the Panthers / Giants game on TV here in Mexico 8)
LETS GET IT ON!! :highfive:
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on December 21, 2008, 06:27:44 PM
:topgun:

Whoa! Was that a Top Gun in New York? :o

Nope.. It's just the Panthers scoring another TD 21-10 8)
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on December 21, 2008, 08:25:08 PM
Overtime..
Sshh...

Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on December 21, 2008, 08:34:00 PM
DAMMIT!!!

I'm going to bed now.. :angry:
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Nick on December 21, 2008, 10:22:14 PM
Quote from: BBQPlatypus
Congratulations to you guys.  But if I were you, I'd be worried.  Four turnovers and it comes down to the last minute?  That is troubling.  I remember thinking that there is no way the Vikings should be even close.  Imagine if Peterson HADN'T dipped his hands in Vaseline before the game.

Hopefully, we'll meet again.  And we won't be giving you the game this time.

Well I won't deny we we're lucky (That touchdown recovery was crazy) but sometimes all it takes is a little luck here and there. No doubt the Vikings are a good team, so I thought it would be pretty close today. Tavaris Jackson had a monster day. Adrian Peterson was trying to do too much I think.

And with that loss by Carolina, Atlanta could still win the division! Don't count the chickens yet RVR.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Bob on December 22, 2008, 04:02:19 AM
DAMMIT!!!

I'm going to bed now.. :angry:

Sleeping while full of tacos and tequila and fueled with bad thoughts is a dangerous combo.

Rams managed to pile up a big lead, only to mysteriously lose in the fourth quarter for the second week in a row....... keeping the second draft slot.   I think someone should look into this!
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on December 22, 2008, 07:12:49 AM

Actualy I went to bed on Dominos pizza And a Mcdonalds Big Mac meal..
I was a Happy camper till overtime :grr:

My thoughts are this:
The Panthers played like they were on a mission (and so did the Giants for that matter), but I Don't expect us to under estimate the Saints next week; in fact I expect the Panthers to Mow through them!

So yes Warrior, we're watching your impressive Falcons and both our teams look to have a battle with each other in the playoffs..
 
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: BBQ Platypus on December 22, 2008, 09:02:14 PM
Thanks for nothing, Packers. >:(
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Minnesota on December 23, 2008, 08:47:52 AM
Co-sign ^^^

Ohh, almost forgot to tell you guys. I won my fantasy Super Bowl. 300 bucks and a trophy... not too bad for a newb.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: BBQ Platypus on December 23, 2008, 10:31:48 AM
It'd kill me to see the Bears get into the playoffs over the Vikings.  The Vikings are the superior team.  The Bears have not beaten ANYONE of note - they have a softer schedule, and if they do get in it will solely be on the basis of that and nothing else.  They'll embarrass the division in the playoffs by losing to whatever wild card team they end up playing.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on December 24, 2008, 03:01:57 PM
I'll be missing the Panthers @ Saints game this Sunday due to .. A Baptism for a family's niece :grr:

At 12:00 CST of all times as well :angry:
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Bob on December 25, 2008, 06:49:39 AM
I have full faith and confidence that the Rams can lose this Sunday at Atlanta and lock up the 2nd pick in the draft.   Now time to dump a ton of money on Bill Cohwer's door step.

The Rams sent out the below e-mail to all season ticket holders and printed it in a full page ad in the sports page.   It is never good when your team needs a full page to applogize.   Their President and GM both resigned this week, so time for new management.

Oh boy, the promise of "state-of-the-art public spaces"....... superbowl, here we come!




Dear St. Louis Rams Fans,

 

In 2008, we experienced a year fraught with difficulty and challenge. Yet the Rams look forward to the New Year with renewed optimism and enthusiasm. The No. 1 priority is improving our on-the-field product and we promise to do everything in our power to restore the pride which has made us one of the NFL's marquee franchises.

 

As we approach the 10th anniversary of the Rams' World Championship, we are proud to be working towards a dramatically improved fan game day experience through various stadium enhancements. These will include new scoreboards and electronics as well as the creation of state-of-the-art public spaces.

 

We understand that you face the unenviable task of deciding how to spend your entertainment dollars. As a result, we have decided to freeze all PSL season ticket prices other than those few seats which will be impacted by the refurbishment. This marks the second straight year the Rams have not increased ticket prices. We are grateful for your loyalty and continued support as we work on delivering the winning team you so richly deserve.

 

At this joyous time of year, we would like to wish you and your families a blessed holiday season and a Happy New Year. Together, we will make 2009 a year to remember!

 

Sincerely,

 

Chip Rosenbloom                            Lucia Rodriguez                          Stan Kroenke

Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on December 25, 2008, 08:47:38 AM
If you manage to snag Bill Cower, his presence alone will shake the state of mind in both the players and other coaching staff :shocking:
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on December 25, 2008, 03:02:04 PM
I'm reading that either the Browns or the Jets are the 2 top choices for Cower ???

Where's the Rams offer?
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on December 25, 2008, 05:58:43 PM
Here's where we stand..

Quote
Panthers (11-4) at Saints (8-7), 1 p.m. ET Sunday
This Sunday will be no day for Carolina to kick back. The Panthers already lost out of the No. 1 seed for the NFC playoffs. If they lose here and the Falcons win, they would miss out on a first-round bye and have to open the playoffs on the road next week in Arizona.

Obviously, the Cardinals will be No Threat to neither the Falcons nor the Panthers, but the Panthers seem to need that bye week more so now due to recent injuries..

From ESPN
Quote
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Carolina's Maake Kemoeatu spent some of Thursday's practice on an adjacent field with a medicine ball. Fellow starting defensive tackle Damione Lewis was nearby riding a stationary bike.

The Panthers' defense is banged-up, giving up a lot of points and in an unusual spot under defensive-minded coach John Fox: trying to keep pace with the offense.

"Our offense has been playing lights out the last few weeks," cornerback Ken Lucas said. "We need to get on their level so we can become a complete team."

After giving up 301 yards rushing in an overtime loss to the New York Giants, the Panthers face the NFL's No. 1 offense this Sunday. Carolina (11-4) needs to beat pass-happy New Orleans (8-7) to lock up the No. 2 seed for the NFC playoffs and a first-round bye.

While the secondary will be in the spotlight against Drew Brees, who needs 402 yards passing to break Dan Marino's single-season record, the defensive line remains a concern.

Kemoeatu was officially listed as limited in practice Thursday, while Lewis did not participate. Kemoeatu missed the Giants game with a sprained right ankle and Lewis left in the fourth quarter with a shoulder injury.

If both were to miss Sunday's game, the Panthers would have few options. Darwin Walker would likely start at one tackle spot. The other would be filled by rookie Nick Hayden, signed off Carolina's practice squad Saturday, or J'Vonne Parker, signed off Atlanta's practice squad Tuesday.

"You can't redo everything you've done all season," Fox said when asked about the prospect of starting an inexperienced player. "You can't reinvent the wheel in a week. It doesn't necessarily change so much what you do, as much as training guys to do what you do."

That used to be playing stout defense. Fox, a former Giants defensive coordinator, has always emphasized that side of the ball. Carolina started the season strong, holding Atlanta without a touchdown, shutting out Kansas City and limiting the Saints to a season-low seven points in a four-week span.

But since holding Oakland to two field goals on Nov. 9, the Panthers have struggled. In the past six games, the Panthers have allowed at least 22 points in five of them. Carolina's surging offense bailed out the D to get wins in three of those games.

The offense, which struggled the previous two seasons, has scored at least 28 points six straight weeks. Running backs DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart have combined to give the Panthers the NFL's fourth-best running game. Steve Smith is fourth in the league with 1,287 yards receiving.

"Watching these guys is inspiring to a defense," linebacker Na'il Diggs said. "It shows the offense has showed up and we've got to step our game up now. It kind of challenges you. You don't want to be lagging behind."

They are lagging in many areas. The Panthers have had trouble tackling and stopping teams on third down. Lucas was called for a key pass interference penalty on the Giants' tying touchdown drive Sunday, and the Panthers have fallen to 22nd in the league in defending the run.

"We're just trying to figure out ways to get back to playing that good defense that we were playing early in the season," Lucas said. "We're doing everything in our power to try to get that point before the playoffs start because it's one and out if we continue to play like we have been playing."

Lucas is confident the Panthers can rebound on defense despite the injuries to the line. They'll need to quickly, with Brees and the Saints standing in the way of a bye week and a guaranteed home game in the playoffs.

"We just got to go back to doing the things the technical things that we did at the beginning of the season that you sometimes take for granted," Lucas said. "We have so many guys who feel like they're playmakers out there trying to do too much. If we just do our jobs then that should be good enough."


Notes
WR Muhsin Muhammad practiced Thursday after sitting out a day earlier with a sore foot. ... Starting TE Jeff King (knee) was limited in practice and TE Dante Rosario (illness) did not participate.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Nick on December 25, 2008, 09:22:11 PM
Go New Orleans!  ;)
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on December 25, 2008, 09:31:16 PM
:grr:

Easy there kid..

Our teams will be playing each other soon enough..
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on December 28, 2008, 01:18:24 PM

WOO HOO!!!
#2 spot in the NFC :highfive:

The Rams almost pull an upset in Atlanta,
The Giants upset by the Vikings :o
And the Titans shut out by the Colts ???

Man, I wish I could've seen these games but at least I had my trusty Blackberry in church 8)
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Nick on December 28, 2008, 03:20:06 PM
Yeah we hung on by the seat of our pants today in Atlanta. Steven Jackson is a beast. But we prevailed in the end. Fucking New Orleans let us down though. Oh well, on to Arizona.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on December 28, 2008, 03:37:23 PM
I'm lookin to possibly be at that home gam in Charlotte if my 9harlotte Mecklenburg police officer nephew can snag a ticket for me :o

Hopefully he can come through 8)
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on December 28, 2008, 03:54:19 PM
OOOO... And how bout them Cowboys :x
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Nick on December 28, 2008, 04:26:13 PM
44-6. Holy Shit.

I can see a train wreck happening in Dallas next week.

Oh, and the legacy of Tony "The Choke" Romo is now complete.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Bob on December 28, 2008, 04:31:22 PM
Go Cowgirls................ ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on December 28, 2008, 05:19:53 PM
I'm sure Kodiak is Fuming :scared:
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: BBQ Platypus on December 28, 2008, 08:49:51 PM
Damn.  I was hoping we'd end up playing the Cowboys.  As is, Tarvaris Jackson is going to have to go up against that Jim Johnson defense.  Ah, well.  We won the division.  I am happy!  Yays!
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: kodiakthejuggler on December 28, 2008, 09:03:09 PM
I'm sure Kodiak is Fuming :scared:

Lucky for me I'm not a long time Cowboys fan, otherwise I'd be screaming incessantly right now. It's just sad that a team with so much potential and previous victories can fall so low. It's damn embarrassing. But, it's probably because T.O. never got the ball.  ;)
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on December 28, 2008, 09:15:24 PM
Well I have a few friends that are die hard cowboys fans like I am a Bills and Panthers fan and I know there extremely angry right now..

Especially after reminding them of this fact In Mexico on vacation and haven't heard back from them 8) HA HA!!
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: kodiakthejuggler on December 28, 2008, 09:16:10 PM
Well I have a few friends that are die hard cowboys fans like I am a Bills and Panthers fan and I know there extremely angry right now..

Especially after reminding them of this fact In Mexico on vacation and haven't heard back from them 8) HA HA!!

I'm sure you heard the boos from there...
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on December 28, 2008, 09:30:14 PM
I sensed their silent rage from here .. :scared:
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Tripe on December 29, 2008, 07:11:05 AM
16-0

(http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/askville/5923700_7775834_mywrite/christ_bike1.jpg)
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Bob on December 29, 2008, 07:24:11 AM
The Rams did the right thing by blowing another lead late in the game to secure the number two spot in the draft.

HELLO giant offensive tackle.

I have no idea who their new coach will be, but I want a head cracker.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on December 29, 2008, 07:58:15 AM
Well in the meantime, Tripe and PSL, the Panthers would appretiate your support :)
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Bob on December 29, 2008, 08:09:05 AM
Well in the meantime, Tripe and PSL, the Panthers would appretiate your support :)

I was huffing and puffing to keep that last second field goal between the pipes, but I guess I can support them the rest of the post season too.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Nick on December 29, 2008, 09:23:17 AM
The Panthers? Psssh. Give your support to the Falcons.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on December 29, 2008, 09:52:26 AM
I asked First!
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on December 29, 2008, 09:34:38 PM
Well in the meantime, Tripe and PSL, the Panthers would appretiate your support :)

I was huffing and puffing to keep that last second field goal between the pipes, but I guess I can support them the rest of the post season too.
You're alright in my book 8)
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on December 30, 2008, 07:48:42 AM
Well lets see.. Teams head coaches to get fired after week 17:

Lions ::)
Browns
& Jets :o

Are the Bills next?? :-X
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Tripe on December 30, 2008, 07:52:37 AM
Lions ::)
Damn right, what they should have done is pantsed him then tarred and feathered the bugger.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on December 30, 2008, 07:58:01 AM
Lions ::)
Damn right, what they should have done is pantsed him then tarred and feathered the bugger.
It can only get better from here.. you would think
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on December 30, 2008, 07:46:15 PM
The Bills hold onto their coach for one more year, but the Broncos Fire Shanahan?? :o

From FoxSports
Quote
Shanahan out as Broncos coach after late collapse
DENVER (AP) - Mike Shanahan became the latest and most stunning victim of the NFL coaching purge, fired Tuesday by the Denver Broncos after a late-season collapse knocked the team out of the playoffs for the third straight year.

Shanahan joined Eric Mangini, Rod Marinelli and Romeo Crennel on the unemployment line after going 24-24 over the last three seasons, including three straight losses in 2008 that turned a three-game division lead to an 8-8 record.

Despite that, and the 52-21 loss to the Chargers that ended Denver's season Sunday, this was a shocker: The ouster of a 14-year coaching veteran who won two Super Bowl titles for Denver and was considered by many in this town to be a lifer.

"After giving this careful consideration, I have concluded that a change in our football operations is in the best interests of the Denver Broncos," owner Pat Bowlen said.

Shanahan's record was 146-89, but the Broncos remained stuck at only one postseason victory since John Elway retired in 1999 after Denver's second championship.

This season was especially ugly. It included a historic collapse that saw Denver become the first team since divisional play started in 1967 to blow a three-game lead with three games left.

The Broncos' defense gave up 448 points, third worst in the NFL, including 112 during the three-game collapse at the end. It was ranked 29th in yards allowed and tied for last in the NFL with a minus-17 turnover margin.

In years past, Shanahan had relieved defensive coordinators - Greg Robinson, Ray Rhodes, Larry Coyer and Jim Bates - in almost revolving-door fashion.

This year, as the defense floundered, it became obvious it wasn't just a coaching problem. It was an issue of talent on the field, and in Denver, Shanahan makes all the personnel decisions.

His top two draft picks in 2007, Jarvis Moss and Tim Crowder, were barely a factor this season. Two of Denver's top veteran acquisitions from last year, Niko Koutouvides and Dewayne Robertson, also did very little.


I'm very shocked, extremely shocked," said rookie Spencer Larsen, who played fullback and linebacker this year. "I don't think any of us saw this coming."

Messages left on Elway's cell phone by The Associated Press were not immediately returned.

Bowlen and Shanahan were scheduled to hold news conferences Wednesday. Shanahan had three years left on his contract, worth about $20 million.

Known as "The Mastermind" during his tenure with the Broncos, Shanahan shouldn't have much trouble getting another job if he's interested - and willing to part with the 35,000-square-foot house he's building in a fancy part of Denver.

He earned the reputation honestly, returning to lead the Broncos after a short, unsuccessful stint with the Oakland Raiders, where he was fired by Al Davis in a contentious parting that still isn't fully resolved. (Shanahan still claims he's owed $250,000).

Shanahan became a coaching star as a coordinator and confidant of Elway's while the Broncos were being coached by Dan Reeves. But Reeves ended up firing Shanahan, accusing him of insubordination for supposedly conspiring with Elway to hatch game plans behind the head coach's back.

That made for a great subplot for the Super Bowl 10 years ago, when Denver met Reeves and the Falcons, for what turned out to be the last great moment for a franchise that Shanahan took to the top.

Denver's two Super Bowl victories came behind the running of Terrell Davis and the brilliance of Elway, but Shanahan pulled the strings and finally helped deliver the title to a city that had been through four painful Super Bowl losses, three with Elway at the helm.

Shanahan was regarded as a coaching genius when it came to creating mismatches on the field, confusing defenses by using different personnel groupings to run the same set of plays, series after series and game after game.

Davis. Olandis Gary. Reuben Droughns. Clinton Portis. Tatum Bell. They all ran for 1,000 yards for the Broncos and the basic thought was that anyone could do it.

But after Elway retired, it was never quite the same.

His replacement, Brian Griese, never panned out. Jake Plummer got the Broncos to the AFC title game in 2005, but Denver was blown out by Pittsburgh. Shanahan drafted Jay Cutler the next year - an indication he was blowing up a team that had come so close a year before.

Cutler, along with receivers Brandon Marshall and Eddie Royal, make up the core of what could be a very promising offense in years to come. But the defense Shanahan assembled was wretched - allowing more than 400 points over the past two seasons - and the Broncos hardly looked like contenders.

 
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on January 03, 2009, 08:20:25 AM
ITS TIME FOR THE PLAYOFFS!!!

Today its the Falcons at the Cardinals
And the Colts at the Chargers

My pics: Falcons and Colts

So I guess we'll be seeing your Falcons in Charlotte when I get home there, Warrior :shocking:
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Bob on January 03, 2009, 08:50:34 AM
ITS TIME FOR THE PLAYOFFS!!!

Today its the Falcons at the Cardinals
And the Colts at the Chargers

My pics: Falcons and Colts

So I guess we'll be seeing your Falcons in Charlotte when I get home there, Warrior :shocking:


Gotta go with Falcons and Colts too.

And I DID predict Utah beating Bama last night, so you must all respect me*

* my pick of Texas Tech winning no way is an indication of my skills.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on January 03, 2009, 09:02:20 AM
The wifi system here is irratic so I can't pull up tomorrows games..
Who's playing Sunday?
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on January 03, 2009, 09:55:05 AM
Ah..
Ravens at Dolphins and
Eagles at vikings

My pics: Dolphins and Eagles
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: BBQ Platypus on January 03, 2009, 12:04:02 PM
'Course, it depends on which Eagles show up.  And which Vikings show up.  The Eagles that beat the Cowboys, or the Eagles that lost to Washington?  The Vikings that crushed Arizona, or the Vikings who fumbled the game away against Atlanta?  Neither team is consistent week in and week out.

It'll be interesting to see.

Assuming, of course, that it's even on television.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on January 03, 2009, 12:12:41 PM
True..
My pics could just as well be way off..

I'd rather see the Cardinals come to the Panthers backyard as they'd be easier to defeat than the Falcons anyway :P
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: BBQ Platypus on January 03, 2009, 12:19:02 PM
Only an hour left for the Vikings to sell the rest of their tickets.  There were 3100 left at the start of the day.

I really hope this game doesn't get blacked out locally.  To have a playoff game blacked out would just be embarrassing.  Even the Cardinals were able to sell out their game.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Bob on January 03, 2009, 12:20:05 PM
I hate Arizona, but I love Warner..................
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on January 03, 2009, 12:39:16 PM
That's Shocking that a home playoff game can't be sold out!

I know for sure the Panthers game is sold out as there were only 7100 seats available and all the rest were owned by license holders so my chances of attending the game just 2 days after my return home from Mexico are slim to none :(
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: BBQ Platypus on January 03, 2009, 01:47:14 PM
Vikings game to be televised (http://blogs.startribune.com/vikingsblog/?p=2382)

Whew.

Honest to Clapton, I swear we have some of the worst fans in the league.  We needed 48 extra hours to sell out our first home playoff game in EIGHT YEARS.  Bad economy or no, this is PATHETIC.  I have a sinking feeling that there's going to be a lot of green jerseys in the stands.

That being said, I'm relieved that we were at least able to sell the damned game out.  Even though filling the stadium was like herding cats.


I've heard a lot of people compare the Vikings to the Boston Red Sox in that they've fielded so many competitive teams through the years but never won the big one (though that's changed in recent years for the Sox, obviously).  The main difference, however, lies in the fans.  Red Sox fans have always been insufferable - when they didn't win, or did something detrimental to their chances, they let you know in as shrill a tone as possible.

Your average Vikings fan, by contrast, is a subdued fatalist.  They pretty much submit themselves to the notion that the Vikings will ALWAYS choke and will NEVER win the big one, as if they're somehow cursed.  They'll always trot out examples like the 1970s Vikings who lost 4 Super Bowls, or, for those younger fans, the 1998 squad.  Never mind the fact that the players from those teams aren't playing anymore.  That's MORE than proof enough for them.  They reason that if they don't EXPECT a championship out of their favorite team, they won't be disappointed when they don't get one.  As a result, much of the Vikings fanbase exhibits a bizarre mixture of dissatisfaction and complacency.

The most common reason I heard people using for not buying tickets wasn't the economy.  It was stuff like "Why should I go?  They're going to lose anyway," or "Why should I give my money to a bunch of overpaid losers?" or "Childress can't win" (never mind that the team already got THIS far).


So in summary, a Red Sox fan is a jackass, while a Vikings fan is a vegetable.  There are exceptions, of course.  The die-hards always hold out hope for a championship.  There's a significant segment of the fanbase, however, that only uses the words "Maybe next year," or "Any given Sunday" sarcastically.  And that, I think, is the underlying issue.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on January 03, 2009, 03:02:05 PM
Well the little red birds were holding their own 14-3 till the end of the 2nd qtr then the big black birds started fighting back..
17-14 at the 1/2

Unfortunately, I look for the Falcons to dominate the rest of the game..
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on January 03, 2009, 03:49:03 PM
..Or I could be wrong :X
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on January 03, 2009, 04:37:57 PM
I sense The Warrior breaking stuff by now.. :scared:
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on January 03, 2009, 04:39:56 PM
So the Panthers get to play the Cardinals in Charlotte next week :O

Now we should beat them in our house 8)
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on January 03, 2009, 07:19:56 PM
Well after looking at the playoff brackets, looks like we play the winner of the Eagles/Vikings game and the Giants get the Cardinals.. :/

How'd that happen ???
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Nick on January 03, 2009, 08:30:24 PM
(http://forumspile.com/No-Darth_Vader.jpg)
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: BBQ Platypus on January 03, 2009, 08:50:06 PM
Well after looking at the playoff brackets, looks like we play the winner of the Eagles/Vikings game and the Giants get the Cardinals.. :/

How'd that happen ???

Actually, if the Iggles win, they play the Giants.  If the Vikings win, we play you.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Bob on January 04, 2009, 06:15:18 AM
I would like to be able to root for the Vikings and/or Panthers over the Cardinals....... but come on man, it's Kurt Warner!
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on January 04, 2009, 08:10:22 AM
Ah Cool!
Thanks for clearing that up BBQ P.. Go Eagles! :P

Ya know PSL, all great 'Stallions' end up at the Glue factory; its just a matter of how and when 8)
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Bob on January 04, 2009, 08:58:59 AM
Ah Cool!
Thanks for clearing that up BBQ P.. Go Eagles! :P

Ya know PSL, all great 'Stallions' end up at the Glue factory; its just a matter of how and when 8)

NEVER

(http://i.cdn.turner.com/sivault/multimedia/photo_gallery/0804/nfl.best.undrafted.free.agents/images/kurt-warner.jpg)
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on January 04, 2009, 12:48:59 PM

Wow.. 0-3 on my playoff picks so far..

The Dolphins got chewed up by the Ravens..
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on January 04, 2009, 01:45:16 PM
Better draft pick.

Gotta be happy with the improvement over last year.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on January 04, 2009, 02:04:11 PM
After last years 1-15 season??

Hell yeah; I'd be celebrating!!
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on January 04, 2009, 05:16:50 PM
So its official now?

Warners birds are coming to Carolina's house??
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on January 04, 2009, 05:37:00 PM
And can the Eagles actualy beat the Giants to give us a 2nd home game?? :x
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: BBQ Platypus on January 04, 2009, 09:12:49 PM
Well, at least we tried.  I'm not all that pissed, but you should see some of the Vikings fan forums.


On second thought, no.  No, you shouldn't.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on January 05, 2009, 11:06:16 AM
After last years 1-15 season??

Hell yeah; I'd be celebrating!!
Well, there's some people here (Patriots fans especially) acting like they're complete losers because supposedly all those wins were against "girl's teams"....

Meanwhile, you ask them were the Patriots were yesterday.  And didn't the Fins beat the Pats this season?

It happens that you're going along great and you get smacked down by a better team.  Like the Pats' wanna-be perfect season, for example.   ;)
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on January 10, 2009, 05:06:41 AM
..And, it's Time!
Round 2 of the NFL playoffs begins today with the Ravens at Titans 4:30pm,
Then my Panthers get to slaghter the little red birds in Charlotte at 8:15 >:D

My pics for today: Titans & Panthers

Tomorrow, it's the Eagles at the Giants at 1,
and then the Chargers at the Steelers at 4:45

My pics: The Eagles (Upset), and Steelers 8)
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Bob on January 10, 2009, 06:46:54 AM
I am predicting an Eagles-Chargers superbowl with the Chargers winning.

Don't laugh, I also picked Utah over Alabama*



* I also had Ohio State, Texas Tech and OU winning too.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on January 10, 2009, 06:50:24 AM
I am predicting an Eagles-Chargers superbowl with the Chargers winning.
*mumble.. mumble..* Go back to bed, sir, and dream some more :-X

I'm picking a Panthers - Steelers SuperBowl, and you know who I think'll win.. 8)
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on January 10, 2009, 03:08:53 PM
Interesting Titans Ravens matchup so far (7-7 at the 1/2), but Collins is starting to slip up.. :-X
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on January 10, 2009, 04:39:10 PM
Wow..
How History has weird ways of repeating itself for the Ravens & Titans.. 13-10 Ravens .. Again! :o
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on January 10, 2009, 06:31:29 PM
FUCK :grr: :angry: :grr: :angry:

27-7 Cardinals, and it's not even the 2 min warning of the 1st half?!?!?!
WTF is Happening Here?! ??? ??? ???
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on January 10, 2009, 06:49:42 PM
Finally, we make it to the half, and the weather is getting ready to become a bigger factor as the radar is showing a steady rain moving into the area soon.. :scared:
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on January 10, 2009, 08:05:07 PM
DAMMIT!!!  :deadhorse: SUNUVABITCH, DAMMIT!!! :deadhorse: :deadhorse:

UNFUCKINBELIEVABLE!!!!! :grr: :angry: :grr: :angry: :grr: :angry: :grr: :angry: :grr: :angry:

..Ya'know.. There's a saying that's been going around here in Carolina since 2003 that the Panthers won't win a Superbowl so long as Jake Delhomme, and yes, even coach John Fox are running things here, and it seems to be true.. :'( :'(

Happy F'N Birthday, JAKE! >:(

This will go down as one of The Biggest Debacles in NFL history!!
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Nick on January 10, 2009, 08:07:53 PM
We can cry together now RVR. Damn Cardinals. *mumble grumble*
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on January 10, 2009, 08:11:23 PM
We can cry together now RVR. Damn Cardinals. *mumble grumble*
I'm Ready to BREAK STUFF Now myself!!! :deadhorse:
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: BBQ Platypus on January 11, 2009, 02:11:26 AM
DAMMIT!!!  :deadhorse: SUNUVABITCH, DAMMIT!!! :deadhorse: :deadhorse:

UNFUCKINBELIEVABLE!!!!! :grr: :angry: :grr: :angry: :grr: :angry: :grr: :angry: :grr: :angry:

..Ya'know.. There's a saying that's been going around here in Carolina since 2003 that the Panthers won't win a Superbowl so long as Jake Delhomme, and yes, even coach John Fox are running things here, and it seems to be true.. :'( :'(

Happy F'N Birthday, JAKE! >:(

This will go down as one of The Biggest Debacles in NFL history!!

Ouch.  That sucks.

But hey, it could be worse.  Imagine if your team did this in the playoffs EVERY year for over 40 years.  Why, then you'd be a Vikings fan!
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Bob on January 11, 2009, 08:01:00 AM
Sorry RVR II.............

As my dad put it, he is not rooting for "The Cardinals", he is rooting for "The Warners".

Today will tell if my Chargers-Eagles Superbowl is still alive or not.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on January 11, 2009, 08:26:19 AM
The reality of what actually happened last night has not sunk in yet.. :speechless:

I'll probably still watch todays games, but if/when they mention the blundering Panthers, I may go off!! (http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h275/rvr2/02/blowup.gif)

This morning, I've been working on my business taxes for 2008 in preps for my upcoming refi on my house just to get my mind off of last nights game.. :grr:
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on January 11, 2009, 11:01:20 AM
The reality of what actually happened last night has not sunk in yet.. :speechless:

Want to borrow my Dolphins crying towel?   :'(

Did you watch the Ravens game?  I didn't but I heard about the penalty that wasn't called.  What's with these freaking Refs?!?!?!?

A Chargers/Eagles Superbowl?   So when does next season start?
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on January 11, 2009, 11:25:40 AM
Yeah I saw that game, and the refs totaly blew that clock at 0 call.. ::)

Ya'know.. As bad as Delhomme played, I actually think the Lions could've won against us and Jake had 4 turnovers during that game.. :-[

Here's what ESPN is sayin.. :-[
Quote
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Never before had the Carolina Panthers been so set up.

They were healthy coming off a bye week and playing at Bank of America Stadium, where they're supposed to be unbeatable. The Arizona Cardinals were coming to town. Name the last time Arizona won a playoff game before last week.

Just let "Double Trouble'' (running backs DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart) and receiver Steve Smith do their thing. Hope for the Philadelphia Eagles to beat the New York Giants on Sunday to put the NFC Championship Game in Charlotte and put the Panthers on their way to the Super Bowl. It all seemed so clear and so easy.

Maybe that was the problem. Maybe the Panthers -- players, coaches and even fans -- got way ahead of themselves.

"In a nutshell, we picked a bad day to have a bad day,'' coach John Fox said after a 33-13 loss to Arizona.

Fox generally doesn't understate things, but this time he did. The Panthers picked a bad day to have a horrible night and that gives rise to some issues for a team that didn't seem to have any.

If there's a common thread to the Fox era in Carolina, it's this: When not much is expected of the Panthers, they'll surprise the heck out of you. Remember the 2003 Super Bowl run and the 2005 trip to the NFC Championship Game when the Panthers ran out of running backs and Smith carried them?

The flip side is, when the Panthers have been expected to do big things, they haven't. There was the season following the Super Bowl, which was a dud. And there was 2006, when Keyshawn Johnson was supposed to be the missing link, but wasn't.

Then, there was Saturday night. That's when the team with a big black cat for a mascot hacked up a fur ball.

Take nothing away from the Cardinals, who won two playoff games in a season for the first time in their existence. But take a lot away from the Panthers because that's what you do when a No. 2 seed gets blown out at home by a No. 4 seed.

By the end of it, Team Harmony, which supposedly had something magical happen after Ken Lucas forgave Smith for punching him in training camp, was a team exposed in multiple areas.

Start with quarterback Jake Delhomme. The man who was the king of the comeback in that 2003 season was the master of disaster. He threw five interceptions and lost a fumble.

"Jake had a great year for us and we had a great season,'' Fox said.

Delhomme made a remarkable recovery from Tommy John elbow surgery and the Panthers went 12-4 to win the NFC South. But an awful lot of that goes out the window when you lose like this and come up so short of expectations. That was apparent as the fans were booing Delhomme from the second quarter on.

"To look back and say we had a good season. I can't say that right now,'' said Delhomme, who completed 17 of 34 passes for 205 yards and finished with a 39.1 passer rating.

One thing about the Panthers is they've always stood by Delhomme. In the emotional aftermath of the loss, Fox stayed on that path.

"I think Jake's a hell of a quarterback who had a bad night,'' Fox said. "No, the sky's not falling.''

Fox is big on saying you don't make any judgments on performance until after you've seen the film.

It might be wise for Fox and the Panthers' brass to watch this film of Delhomme closely and ponder if it might be time for a change in the offseason. What good is it to have a receiver like Steve Smith if you can only get him two catches for 43 yards in a huge game?

But don't put all the blame for this one on Delhomme. Fox, who entered the game with a 5-2 postseason record, got totally outfoxed. Even before things got ugly, Fox and his staff made some questionable moves.

Although they seemed to be set up to play Fox football (run the ball and play good defense), they never did. Williams and Stewart combined for only nine carries in the first half and 15 for the game. In theory, defenses are supposed to pick their poison against the Panthers -- you try to shut down either Smith or the running game.

The Cardinals, who've never been confused with the 1985 Chicago Bears, shut down Smith and stuffed the running game and made it look easy. Arizona also made it look easy on offense, showing plenty of flaws in a Carolina defense that is supposed to be good.

It's also a Carolina defense that's coached by Fox -- who's supposed to be a defensive genius -- and Mike Trgovac. A lot of the blame should fall on their plan. Wouldn't it have been a good idea to have a defender in the vicinity of Larry Fitzgerald on occasion?

Fitzgerald finished with eight catches for 166 yards, including six catches for 151 yards in the first quarter.

"It's been a great season,'' Carolina defensive end Julius Peppers said. "We would have liked to have gone further and accomplished more goals, but it didn't happen. Next year, you've just got to see if you can get some of those things corrected and win the ultimate goal.''

Ah, next season. That's all that's left to talk about for the Panthers now. The expectations are going to be high once again. In that setting, doing what you're supposed to do is the only way to avoid disappointment.

 
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Nick on January 11, 2009, 01:11:57 PM
And it looks like another #1 seed is going down. Me thinks it's not important to have homefield advantage anymore.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on January 11, 2009, 01:14:13 PM
And it looks like another #1 seed is going down. Me thinks it's not important to have homefield advantage anymore.
Agreed.. Infact, it seems more like a Curse these days.. :speechless:

..And watch: The Eagles visit Arizona and upset the Cardinals.. :-X
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on January 17, 2009, 01:01:06 AM
And it looks like another #1 seed is going down. Me thinks it's not important to have homefield advantage anymore.
Agreed.. Infact, it seems more like a Curse these days.. :speechless:

..And watch: The Eagles visit Arizona and upset the Cardinals.. :-X

The Eagles have been riding that home field curse for 2 months now....

I thought they were too pumped up after beating the Giants, usually means they'll come out flat for the next game if history is any indication.

But Eagles - Steelers in the the super copyrighted name game would be awesome.  ;D
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on January 17, 2009, 05:31:11 AM
Another coach firing shocker: :speechless:

From FoxSports
Quote
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have fired coach Jon Gruden and Bucs sources told FOXSports.com that defensive coordinator Raheem Morris has been tapped to be the team's new coach.

Morris, 32, was only recently promoted from defensive backs coach to defensive coordinator.
General manager Bruce Allen was also fired after the team collapsed following a 9-3 start and failed to make the playoffs.


Gruden, who helped lead the Buccaneers to a victory over the Oakland Raiders in Super Bowl XXXVII in 2003, was Tampa Bay's coach for seven years before being dismissed Friday. Allen was general manager for the last five seasons.

"We will be forever grateful to Jon for bringing us the Super Bowl title, and we thank Bruce for his contributions to our franchise," Buccaneers Co-Chairman Joel Glazer said in the announcement. "However after careful consideration, we feel that this decision is in the best interest of our organization moving forward."

Gruden seemed shocked when he told his staff of his firing, assistant coaches told FOXSports.com on Friday. The future of the assistants was not immediately clear.

Gruden met with ownership earlier this week, and came out of the meeting feeling as if he had one more year to right the Bucs' ship, the assistant coaches said. However, ownership did not meet with Gruden or Allen immediately after the season, a sign that they were more than disappointed with the Bucs' late-season demise.

The Glazer family fired Tony Dungy and used four high draft picks — two No. 1s and two No. 2s — and $8 million cash to pry Gruden away from the Raiders following the 2001 season. He led Tampa Bay to its only NFL title the following year, but the Bucs haven't won a playoff game since the Super Bowl appearance.

Gruden, who had three years remaining on a contract extension he received after winning the NFC South in 2007, leaves as the winningest coach in franchise history at 60-57, including the postseason.

But since going 15-4, including the Super Bowl, in his first season with the Bucs, Gruden went 45-53 and made quick exits from the playoffs after winning division titles in 2005 and 2007.

The 9-7 record this season left Tampa out of the playoffs for the fourth time in six years.

From ESPN: http://sports.espn.go.com/broadband/video/video?id=3839411
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Bob on January 17, 2009, 06:55:25 AM
I guess if you let the PANTHERS beat you, you deserved to get fired   :P

Jason Garrett is in STL for his second Rams intereview.....
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on January 17, 2009, 07:00:31 AM
I guess if you let the PANTHERS beat you, you deserved to get fired   :P

Jason Garrett is in STL for his second Rams intereview.....
Oh yeah.. The Raiders were a Much Better team.. :-X

Both Shanahan & Gruden will be picked up by somebody rather quickly, I think..

And, rumor has it, that both Delhomme & Fox have till next season then they could be very well out the door, and ya'know, ol Bill Cower is sitting comfortably home in Raleigh, NC possibly awaiting an opportunity in Panthers Country... :o
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on January 17, 2009, 07:39:14 AM
Dammit! This Sux for us.. :(

From ESPN
Quote
Panthers could franchise Peppers

Defensive end Julius Peppers let the Carolina Panthers know he is looking for a change of scenery.


"The front office has been informed of my desire to explore opportunities with other NFL teams following the expiration of my contract next month," Peppers said in a statement released by his agent Carl Carey. "At this point in my NFL career, I am seeking new challenges that will allow me to grow, develop and reach my personal potential on the football field.

"I strongly feel that making a move at this time is in my best interest. I appreciate the entire Panthers organization and am thankful for the seven seasons I've spent with the team."

The Panthers would have to pay Peppers, 28, nearly $17 million to franchise him for the 2009 season. Peppers has been in Carolina his entire career, seven seasons.

"Julius is firm in his decision that he needs a change," Carey said. "He feels that he can thrive in another system. While he has been selected to four Pro Bowls and designated as an All-Pro during his career, he feels that he has yet to develop to his full potential. This is the case of a great player who seeks to become an elite one."
I Hope this isn't a sign of things to come during our offseason :scared:
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Bob on January 17, 2009, 09:21:51 AM
Hmmmm, Peppers in a Rams helmet..... I LIKE it.   >:D
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Nick on January 17, 2009, 09:40:36 AM
Dammit! This Sux for us.. :(

From ESPN
Quote
Panthers could franchise Peppers

Defensive end Julius Peppers let the Carolina Panthers know he is looking for a change of scenery.


"The front office has been informed of my desire to explore opportunities with other NFL teams following the expiration of my contract next month," Peppers said in a statement released by his agent Carl Carey. "At this point in my NFL career, I am seeking new challenges that will allow me to grow, develop and reach my personal potential on the football field.

"I strongly feel that making a move at this time is in my best interest. I appreciate the entire Panthers organization and am thankful for the seven seasons I've spent with the team."

The Panthers would have to pay Peppers, 28, nearly $17 million to franchise him for the 2009 season. Peppers has been in Carolina his entire career, seven seasons.

"Julius is firm in his decision that he needs a change," Carey said. "He feels that he can thrive in another system. While he has been selected to four Pro Bowls and designated as an All-Pro during his career, he feels that he has yet to develop to his full potential. This is the case of a great player who seeks to become an elite one."
I Hope this isn't a sign of things to come during our offseason :scared:

I wonder how Mr. Peppers would look in a Falcons uniform... *Dreams*
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on January 17, 2009, 09:56:18 AM
Man! He's Really Good too! He'd Definitly be worth the money to keep him if possible..

I Hate to see us lose him :'(
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Crow T. Robot 666 on January 17, 2009, 07:57:34 PM
Hmmmm, Peppers in a Rams helmet..... I LIKE it.   >:D

Spagnuolo is good with elite D-linemen, just ask Justin Tuck and Osi Umenyiora.  Going to miss that guy, hope he does well there, except against my Giants.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on January 18, 2009, 06:22:45 AM
I've been catching up on local details that along with Peppers, Jordon Gross's contract is up as well, and there's a coaching shakeup in the works; on the Defensive side currently.. :o

The most likely option I'm hearing is to 'Franchise' Peppers and trade him to get some 1st to 3rd round draft picks.. Even another Quarterback is an option despite our 3 under contract currently, and Still Delomme's future is secure for at least the next season.. :-[
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Bob on January 18, 2009, 07:59:34 AM
Hmmmm, Peppers in a Rams helmet..... I LIKE it.   >:D

Spagnuolo is good with elite D-linemen, just ask Justin Tuck and Osi Umenyiora.  Going to miss that guy, hope he does well there, except against my Giants.

I am a pleased Rams fan today.    We actually have a professional GM and a professional coach now!

Time to get a Pepper!
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on January 18, 2009, 08:01:51 AM
Hmmmm, Peppers in a Rams helmet..... I LIKE it.   >:D

Spagnuolo is good with elite D-linemen, just ask Justin Tuck and Osi Umenyiora.  Going to miss that guy, hope he does well there, except against my Giants.

I am a pleased Rams fan today.    We actually have a professional GM and a professional coach now!

Time to get a Pepper!
Hey Yeah! Youz Guys have Plenty of 1st round picks!! :o

It's Time for.. 'Leeet's Make A Deal'!! 8)
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on January 18, 2009, 08:25:29 AM
So anyway, there's these 'fish' teams playing in the playoffs today..

What's everyone's pics for the Super Bowl?

Mine: It'll be an All Pennsylvania Super Bowl: Eagles & Steelers with a Steelers win :-\
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Bob on January 18, 2009, 08:37:28 AM
I'm rooting for the Warners today.    I dont give a hoot about the Cardinals, but I am rooting for Warner.

And I think Pittsburg will score just enough to win today.

And since Billecheck is not around to tape the Superbowl walk throughs this time, Warner wins another.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on January 18, 2009, 08:48:43 AM
If Warner wins, I'll be a Warner supporter in the Super Bowl :-X
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Agent_Ispep on January 18, 2009, 12:43:42 PM
I'd like to see the Raven's go all the way.

Super Bowl
Ravens-24__ EaglesCardinals-17
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on January 18, 2009, 12:57:30 PM
I am a bit shocked currently as the Cardinals are up 14 to Phily's 3 currently in the 2nd qtr.. :o
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Nick on January 18, 2009, 01:04:01 PM
Well it is a NFC Championship game. We all now how well McNabb does in those.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on January 18, 2009, 01:23:30 PM
Well it is a NFC Championship game. We all now how well McNabb does in those.
WOW!

Is This 4 Real?! The Cardinals are a 1/2 game away from being The BEST the 2008 NFC had to offer?!?!?! ???
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Nick on January 18, 2009, 01:38:09 PM
It's not like they wouldn't deserve it. They've been the best team in the playoffs for the NFC, including beating our beloved teams RVR.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on January 18, 2009, 01:42:19 PM
It's not like they wouldn't deserve it. They've been the best team in the playoffs for the NFC, including beating our beloved teams RVR.
I/We Still believe Jake Delhomme was the Cardinals '12th' Man last week, and if Only he would've been playing for the Panthers like he's supposed to have been all this time, it'd be a Completely different scenerio right now :grr:
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Nick on January 18, 2009, 02:46:04 PM
The Cardinals are starting to collapse in the second half.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on January 18, 2009, 02:47:07 PM
The Cardinals are starting to collapse in the second half.
WHOA :o

25-24 Eagles?! Now we gotz a Game!
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on January 18, 2009, 03:03:12 PM
Uh Oh.. 32-25 Cardinals :-X
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on January 18, 2009, 03:13:49 PM
Un-F'N-believable :speechless:

That the Cards are going to Super Bowl 43 :speechless:
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: BBQ Platypus on January 18, 2009, 03:24:05 PM
...and Hell has officially frozen over.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on January 18, 2009, 03:37:21 PM
 :grr: :angry: :grr:

Can't belive the Eagles defence let them score that much... 

But the offence didn't do enough as usual, the defence can't win every game....

Oh, well, let the calls for Donovan and Andy's heads begin ;D  Toss em all out, forget that most teams don't even get this far....

Later,
 Marty

Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on January 18, 2009, 06:56:16 PM
Well.. Looks like It's gonna be a Steeler / Cardinals Super Bowl in 2 weeks :o
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on January 18, 2009, 07:00:17 PM
OOOO WHAT A HIT!! :speechless:
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on January 18, 2009, 07:39:19 PM
So it's Final.. The Cardinals vs the Steelers in Super Bowl 43.. :-\

And to think: It could've been the Panthers.. :-[
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Nick on January 19, 2009, 12:36:11 PM
This just in.

Boldin is a complete asshole. (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/blog/shutdown_corner/post/Anquan-Boldin-even-less-valuable-than-previously?urn=nfl,135311)

That's unbelievable. His team is going to the Super Bowl. THE Super Bowl. And he's acting like this. Unbelievable. I used to respect the guy, especially after he came back from that injury. Now my respect for him has gone down considerably.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on January 19, 2009, 12:50:08 PM
He'll probably just end up in Dallas with the rest of the 'derelicts'.. ::)
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Bob on January 19, 2009, 01:48:55 PM
This just in.

Boldin is a complete asshole. (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/blog/shutdown_corner/post/Anquan-Boldin-even-less-valuable-than-previously?urn=nfl,135311)

That's unbelievable. His team is going to the Super Bowl. THE Super Bowl. And he's acting like this. Unbelievable. I used to respect the guy, especially after he came back from that injury. Now my respect for him has gone down considerably.

Yeah, I dont think I have ever heard of a player bolting from the locker room instead of celebrating making a super bowl.

NOT the kind of guy you want on your team. 
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on January 19, 2009, 01:56:20 PM
All these Greedy Bastards that Still Think there's an 'I' in Team need to be Booted and let them find another line of work..

My opinion: he should be Banned from playing in the Super Bowl, denied a ring if the Cards win, THEN terminate his contract and demand back any signing bonus!! >:D

OR, just trade him to the Lions for a couple of 1st round draft picks! :o :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Bob on January 20, 2009, 11:44:58 AM
Looks like the Rams will be stealing a Panther coach to be defensive coordinator.    Sorry RVR II

The St. Louis Rams are expected to hire Philadelphia Eagles quarterbacks coach, Pat Shurmur, as their offensive coordinator, a league source told Scout.com.

Shurmur has been working with the quarterbacks with Philadelphia since 2002.

Shurmur has worked closely with Donovan McNabb since 2002 and team sources said Shurmur did a nice job with McNabb, A.J. Feeley, and Jeff Garcia over his seven years coaching the quarterbacks.

Scout.com also has learned St. Louis is expected to hire Carolina Panthers linebackers coach, Ken Flajole, as their new defensive coordinator
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on January 20, 2009, 11:48:02 AM
So Long as you don't get Mike Trgovac, You should do well :o
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on January 26, 2009, 05:13:25 PM
Nice! We've filled our Defensive Coordinator positon already.. And no deal for Free Agent Peppers yet.. :o

Quote
Panthers hire Meeks to run defense

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Carolina Panthers quickly filled their opening at defensive coordinator, hiring Ron Meeks on Monday to replace Mike Trgovac.

Four days after Trgovac abruptly left after being offered a contract extension, the Panthers turned their struggling defense to Meeks, who spent the past seven seasons running Indianapolis' unit.

While the Colts are best known for their offense, they finished in the top seven in points allowed five times during Meeks' tenure. Indianapolis led the NFL in scoring defense in 2007.

Meeks left Indy after Tony Dungy stepped down as coach at the end of this season.

"He's an outstanding teacher who has enjoyed great success as a coordinator in the league and brings a strong background of coaching championship defenses," said Panthers coach John Fox, who has seen five assistants step down since their upset loss to Arizona in the playoffs.

The 54-year-old Meeks will take over a defense that got worse as this season went on. Carolina allowed 30 or more points in six of its last seven games, including in the 33-13 loss to the Cardinals.

The Panthers may also have to deal with the departure of four-time Pro Bowl defensive end Julius Peppers, an impending free agent who has said he wants to play elsewhere next season.

"This is a great opportunity," Meeks said in a statement. "I have followed the Panthers from my involvement in football and they have done a great job over the years. I expect to continue that success while trying to improve as well."

He'll also have to mesh with Fox, who had taken an active role in Trgovac's defense the past two seasons. Trgovac, who had finished his seventh season on Fox's staff and his sixth year running the defense, turned down a two-year contract extension.

The Panthers went with Meeks instead of pursuing other former head coaches such as Jim Haslett and Herm Edwards, who was a college teammate of Fox.

Meeks began his coaching career at alma mater Arkansas State in 1984 and spent seven seasons in the college ranks before getting a job on Dallas' staff. He served as secondary coach at Cincinnati and Atlanta and later was an assistant for St. Louis' NFC title team in 2001. He moved to Indianapolis a year later.

The Panthers also must replace three more defensive assistants: linebackers coach Ken Flajole, defensive line coach Sal Sunseri and secondary coach Tim Lewis.

Flajole left to become defensive coordinator at St. Louis. Sunseri took a job at Alabama and Lewis become secondary coach at Seattle.

 
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: anais.jude on January 28, 2009, 10:49:44 AM
um, who's playing in the Super Bowl this year....
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on January 28, 2009, 10:51:04 AM
um, who's playing in the Super Bowl this year....
Oh You...

Steelers & Cardinals
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Dankbuds on January 28, 2009, 10:58:44 AM
I hope that after the superbowl they'll have to update this image...
(http://myteamrivals.typepad.com/Steelers5rings256.jpg)
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Rude on January 28, 2009, 11:01:31 AM
...

You think that the Steelers are going to lose so bad that they'll actually take away their Super Bowl rings?

-Rude
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Dankbuds on January 28, 2009, 02:07:58 PM
...

You think that the Steelers are going to lose so bad that they'll actually take away their Super Bowl rings?

-Rude

(http://real-english.com/reo/7/images/quiet-shhh.jpg) (http://www.davidandgoliathtees.com/shop/images/tees6/5722_0L.jpg)  (http://freakshowplanet.com/images/laughs/random/funny_pictures-4710-sm.jpg)
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Nick on January 28, 2009, 02:11:40 PM
So anyone ready to make predictions?

Here's mine.

Cardinals - 24
Steelers - 14

Super Bowl MVP: Kurt Warner
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on January 28, 2009, 02:12:21 PM
So anyone ready to make predictions?

Here's mine.

Cardinals - 24
Steelers - 14

Super Bowl MVP: Kurt Warner
Wouldn't THAT Be Some Shit?! :o
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Tripe on January 28, 2009, 02:12:50 PM
(http://real-english.com/reo/7/images/quiet-shhh.jpg)
Why is Sarah Palin demanding one billion dollars? Aside from the fact she needs new shoes obviously.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Dankbuds on January 28, 2009, 02:18:02 PM
So anyone ready to make predictions?

Here's mine.

Cardinals - 24
Steelers - 14

Super Bowl MVP: Kurt Warner
Wouldn't THAT Be Some Shit?! :o

Warner is having a good year and he has some good wide receivers as weapons but unless he gets some time to see the field I don't think that will happen. I think (and hope) the Steelers defense will be too much to handle. Plus Steelers run defense is incredible and the Cardinals running backs have had poop yardage this year between their 3 backs: James, Hightower and Arrington

I know that anything can happen but I hope the score is more like: Steelers 24 Cardinals 10

It will be good game though Ken Wisenhunt  and Mike Tomlin are both in their 2nd year of head coach and Ken Wisenhunt was the Steelers offensive coordinator before Mike Tomlin took the reigns from Bill Cowher... So Wisenhunt is familiar with the Steelers defense, infact he and Dick LeBeau ( the Steelers Defensive coordinator ) are still good friends and play golf together regularly
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on January 31, 2009, 06:54:48 PM
Alright!
Tomorrow Night's the Super Bowl!

What's on everybody's menu & agenda?? :cheers:

Me, I'll be watching the Big Game on my Big Screen while munching on some wings, beer pretzels, and other stuff, while pounding some brewskies, and maybe some Margaritas! :P
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Dankbuds on January 31, 2009, 07:03:03 PM
Alright!
Tomorrow Night's the Super Bowl!

What's on everybody's menu & agenda?? :cheers:

Me, I'll be watching the Big Game on my Big Screen while munching on some wings, beer pretzels, and other stuff, while pounding some brewskies, and maybe some Margaritas! :P


Yeah I'll be chilling at my house watching it. I'll probably get some snacks. I stopped drinking alcohol 5+ years ago after I beat my 2 DUI charges in Columbia SC... RVR as you know that's no easy feat.
But it hasnt stopped me from having a good time, it just keeps me from going out to bars and getting wasted and spending more money than I should... I still plan to have a blast watching the superbowl tomorrow I can't wait...
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on January 31, 2009, 07:11:25 PM
Yeah.. Don't do the bar scene hardly anymore.. Not since beating my DUI back in 97..

I used to throw some Hellacious Partys, but since 2001, I've simmered down quite a bit.

Now, it's just me, myself, and I. The wife will be visiting her family in Charlotte, NC tomorrow so I'll have my own solitary party! :cheers:
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Dankbuds on January 31, 2009, 07:19:25 PM
Now, it's just me, myself, and I. The wife will be visiting her family in Charlotte, NC tomorrow so I'll have my own solitary party! :cheers:

Yeah, they have some nice Steelers bars in Charlotte... But I know I'm only an hour away but if I were as close as you, I'd go get some food from The Penguin Drive-in http://www.roadfood.com/Reviews/Overview.aspx?RefID=5051 (http://www.roadfood.com/Reviews/Overview.aspx?RefID=5051)

Mmm. they make these crazy good burgers and they dip their own corndogs and they got these fried pickles that are addictive.
Their food is so good it's almost sexual
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on January 31, 2009, 07:24:41 PM
Hmm.. Interesting! :o

Might just try to check this place out! :P
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Dankbuds on January 31, 2009, 07:29:24 PM
Hmm.. Interesting! :o

Might just try to check this place out! :P

Yeah the prices are pretty reasonable too, the food is awesome. the service is pretty neat too everyone is all tattooed and pierced up. it can get crowded at times but service moves them in and out pretty smoothly
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: BBQ Platypus on January 31, 2009, 07:55:15 PM
Call me crazy, but I'm taking the Cardinals in this one.  Call it a gut feeling.

Also, blitzing doesn't work on Kurt Warner.  They won't be able to run the ball, but then again, they've NEVER been able to run the ball, and it hasn't stopped them yet.  As good as the Steelers pass defense is, I don't think Ike Taylor and Delthea Townsend are going to succeed where Asante Samuel and Sheldon Brown failed - UNLESS they can get pressure on Kurt Warner.  If the Steelers fail to get to Warner, they're going to have to pray their offense can keep up.  The Cardinals defense will have to play well - and I don't think it's out of the question to think they will.  Their defense isn't bad most of the time.  It's nowhere NEAR as good as the Steelers' D, of course, but it's been good enough this postseason.

Still, I'm not expecting the Steelers to roll over and die in this one - they're a good team and they have a great defense.  They might fare better than the Eagles did, plus they have Ben Roethlisberger, who's a damn good quarterback himself.  And as a Vikings fan, I know from experience the genius of Mike Tomlin.  It wouldn't surprise me if the Steelers won - they're favored for a reason.  However, all things considered, I think the Cards win this one 27-24.

Then the universe will implode.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Dankbuds on January 31, 2009, 08:05:54 PM
yeah last year I put $100 on the giants and won $450. so I know anything can happen. of course I loathe the patriots so that helped my decision too
but since I'm a die hard steelers fan, I hope they get their 6th ring. I'm hoping the steelers can get to Warner our pass rush is pretty intense, and with Polamalu you never know what that crazy mofo is going to do all you can count on is 99.9% he is going to be in the vicinity of the ball to be able to make a play.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Bob on January 31, 2009, 08:19:33 PM
I am rooting for Warner...... dont give a crap about the ex-STL Cards..... just rooting for Warner.


Going do make shrimp/sausage/cheese stuffed jalapenos and home made White Castle burgers, so i win
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Dankbuds on January 31, 2009, 08:29:16 PM
home made White Castle burgers

I like White Castles but in SC they don't have any... infact even if I want Kystals I have to drive 45 minutes near the border of SC/GA.  :(
But that doesnt sound bad.... I might just do that drive there get some Krystal burgers and  then order a pizza or something to get a little variety going on.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on February 01, 2009, 10:21:04 AM
Alright!
I has my Buffalo Wings from The Wing King (just a 1/2 mile from my house), on order to pick up at 3pm
(cause they're only allowing pick-up between 3-4pm) :P
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Dankbuds on February 01, 2009, 10:55:16 AM
Wings sound good I have another suggestion for you since you live so close...
http://quakersteakandlube.com/Concord_NC/ (http://quakersteakandlube.com/Concord_NC/)
(http://wvflipside.com/may2006/quakersteak1.jpg)
(http://www.pinellaslube.com/quakerlogo.jpg)

Their wings are awesome, in my opinion. They don't have one near Columbia though... When I was out of town working in Knoxville, TN for a few months.. They had a location there and I ate there at least twice a week.

I decided against the road trip to Krystals and just ordered Pizza
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on February 01, 2009, 12:27:53 PM
I've heard of that place.. I just don't get to the North side of Charlotte hardly ever.. :-[
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Dankbuds on February 01, 2009, 12:34:15 PM
I've heard of that place.. I just don't get to the North side of Charlotte hardly ever.. :-[

not even for Dave and Buster's?
(http://assets2.likeme.net/4902/large/dave___buster_s.png.jpg)

or Carowinds
(http://www.fortjacksonmwr.com/travel/carowinds_logo.jpg)

I live an hour away but I still try to go to D&B's once a month and then I go to Carowinds 2-3 times during the season, I guess Carowinds isnt really North Charlotte though.. but I'm just saying It's an hour for me but only a hop skip and jump for you...
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on February 01, 2009, 12:45:55 PM
I don't get out as much as I used too.. :-[

Haven't been to Carowinds in a few seasons when I used to get discounts on season passes from my former employer..

And Dave & Busters I'm Hoping will make a move south of the border to at least Fort Mill :o
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Dankbuds on February 01, 2009, 12:47:56 PM
I don't get out as much as I used too.. :-[

Haven't been to Carowinds in a few seasons when I used to get discounts on season passes from my former employer..

And Dave & Busters I'm Hoping will make a move south of the border to at least Fort Mill :o

Nothing fun ever comes to SC... you should know that.  :(
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on February 01, 2009, 12:52:59 PM
I don't get out as much as I used too.. :-[

Haven't been to Carowinds in a few seasons when I used to get discounts on season passes from my former employer..

And Dave & Busters I'm Hoping will make a move south of the border to at least Fort Mill :o

Nothing fun ever comes to SC... you should know that.  :(
True.. BUT that's starting to change.. Just up the interstate in Fort Mill, is a place called 'Baxter Village' that's got all sorts of new restaurants opening up.. Pizza parlors, sports bars, and more!

I'm really trying to get up there sometime to see what they've got but Tax Season is keeping me cooped up in my office for now..
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Dankbuds on February 01, 2009, 12:56:50 PM
True.. BUT that's starting to change.. Just up the interstate in Fort Mill, is a place called 'Baxter Village' that's got all sorts of new restaurants opening up.. Pizza parlors, sports bars, and more!

I havent heard of Baxter Village but I'll make a point to check it out next time I'm up that way.
Thanks
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on February 01, 2009, 01:02:42 PM
True.. BUT that's starting to change.. Just up the interstate in Fort Mill, is a place called 'Baxter Village' that's got all sorts of new restaurants opening up.. Pizza parlors, sports bars, and more!

I havent heard of Baxter Village but I'll make a point to check it out next time I'm up that way.
Thanks
Trying to remember the exit #... Exit 85 HWY 160 exit from I-77

Here's a Google map link..
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Dankbuds on February 01, 2009, 01:24:30 PM
I'm going to be pretty upset if it does get busy up there though... I mean Columbia is the capital and it just sucks... no IMAX, no D&B's... nothing really exciting.
Charleston has some nice things like the aquarium and market street... Myrtle Beach has Dicks and Medieval Times.. and Charlotte has alot of nice places. I just get tired of having to drive 1+ hours to actually have places to go
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on February 01, 2009, 01:57:28 PM
Well, as of Last year, Rock Hill was bumped up to the 4th largest city in SC, so Something's happening round here.. :P
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on February 01, 2009, 04:09:18 PM
Well, look like the Steelers are Dominating so far 10-0 :o
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on February 01, 2009, 04:22:48 PM
Oh My.. :o

Warner is starting to 'Kick the Tires and Light the Fires, Baby!!' :speechless:

10-7 Steelers
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on February 01, 2009, 04:54:16 PM
HOLY CRAP :speechless:

100 YARD INTERCEPTION RUN?!?!?! :o
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Dankbuds on February 01, 2009, 04:56:21 PM
HOLY CRAP :speechless:

100 YARD INTERCEPTION RUN?!?!?! :o

Steelers D  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on February 01, 2009, 04:57:01 PM
The Run Stands!! 17-7 Steelers at the half :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Dankbuds on February 01, 2009, 05:37:01 PM
They seem to be getting decent pressure on Warner
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Bob on February 01, 2009, 05:53:20 PM
17-7 now...... if Steelers score here, the defense will just pound on Warner.

Damn.

That 100 yard interception was amazing.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on February 01, 2009, 05:57:23 PM
Well, the Cardinals are just giving the Steelers their 6th ring with all these Stupid personal fouls.. ::)

20-7 Steelers
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Bob on February 01, 2009, 06:01:01 PM
Thank goodness everyone in my house has been drinking most of hte day, otherwise this game may bother me.

Pina Colodas when it is in the 70s outside ROCK.   They ROCK.

Come on Warner, time to go to work.   Just 2 TDs behind.

That careerbuilders.com ad ("hello dummy") is my favorite so far.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Dankbuds on February 01, 2009, 06:07:19 PM
That careerbuilders.com ad ("hello dummy") is my favorite so far.

so far my favorite would be the Dorito's commercial near the beginning.. with the crystal ball
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: kodiakthejuggler on February 01, 2009, 06:08:07 PM
Well, the Cardinals are just giving the Steelers their 6th ring with all these Stupid personal fouls.. ::)

20-7 Steelers

Let's all face it: Steelers Won. Yadda Yadda.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Bob on February 01, 2009, 06:18:37 PM
That careerbuilders.com ad ("hello dummy") is my favorite so far.

so far my favorite would be the Dorito's commercial near the beginning.. with the crystal ball

That was good too.

So was the Connan, Swedish commercial, commercial.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Dankbuds on February 01, 2009, 06:20:24 PM
That careerbuilders.com ad ("hello dummy") is my favorite so far.

so far my favorite would be the Dorito's commercial near the beginning.. with the crystal ball

That was good too.

So was the Connan, Swedish commercial, commercial.

Yeah and that Cash 4 gold was decent.. with Ed McMahon and M.C. Hammer... Poor Ed McMahon  :(
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on February 01, 2009, 06:26:07 PM
OOO..

Cardinals TOUCHDOWN!! :o

20-14 Steelers
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Dankbuds on February 01, 2009, 06:33:38 PM
alright this is where we separate the men from the boys... 6 point lead 5 minutes left... come on steelers big stop
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Bob on February 01, 2009, 06:34:41 PM
The game just got interesting! :)
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: kodiakthejuggler on February 01, 2009, 06:35:04 PM
PEPSUBER!!!!!!!

Anybody else thing the Macgruber commercial was AWESOME?!?!
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on February 01, 2009, 06:36:10 PM
PEPSUBER!!!!!!!

Anybody else thing the Macgruber commercial was AWESOME?!?!
:D :D :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on February 01, 2009, 06:40:08 PM
Uh Oh.. that may be the game.. :o
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Bob on February 01, 2009, 06:42:16 PM
Maybe not....... Cards gotta stop them here.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on February 01, 2009, 06:43:31 PM
Maybe not....... Cards gotta stop them here.
*Holds breath* :-X
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on February 01, 2009, 06:45:24 PM
A Hold, Now a SAFETY :o

20-16 Steelers
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Bob on February 01, 2009, 06:46:25 PM
WOW, what a fraking big call that was!

COME ON WARNER............... GITRDONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on February 01, 2009, 06:48:30 PM
HOLY SHIT 23-20 CARDINALS!!! :o :o :o
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Bob on February 01, 2009, 06:48:50 PM
NO FUCKING WAY!!!!!!!!!!!!


KURT, KURT, KURT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Bob on February 01, 2009, 06:53:39 PM
Two minute warning.

CLASSIC finish comingup.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on February 01, 2009, 06:55:27 PM
Two minute warning.

CLASSIC finish comingup.
*CATCHING BREATH* I Need some Tequila!! :speechless:
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Bob on February 01, 2009, 06:58:35 PM
OMG............ Steelers on the goal line.

The Cards defense is gagging big time.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on February 01, 2009, 07:01:02 PM
OH MY... TOUCHDOWN!! STEELERS!!! :speechless: :o :speechless: :o

Confirmed! 27-23 Steelers
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Bob on February 01, 2009, 07:02:53 PM
What an AWESOME catch.

I thought for sure he was out of bounds.

Damn....... I guess pot does a body well after all.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Dankbuds on February 01, 2009, 07:05:51 PM
yeah that was a sweet catch but fitzgerald has been making sweet catches all game
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on February 01, 2009, 07:09:45 PM
Fumble... Game Over.. Steelers win Super Bowl 43.. :speechless:
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Dankbuds on February 01, 2009, 07:10:19 PM
Fumble... Game Over.. Steelers win Super Bowl 43.. :speechless:
:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

Woo Hoo that's 6 !!!!

Now my myrone cope's terrible towel with the 5 superbowl wins needs to be updated
IX X XIII XIV XL and the newest XLIII
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: kodiakthejuggler on February 01, 2009, 07:10:39 PM
Would have been nice to see the whole Cinderella story play out, but oh well. Whatever.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Bob on February 01, 2009, 07:12:11 PM
Good game..... good game.    That is all we can ask for.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: BBQ Platypus on February 01, 2009, 07:13:10 PM
Wow.  For a second there I thought the Cards were going to pull this one off.  Oh well.

Congratulations to Mike Tomlin and the Pittsburgh Steelers.  But mostly to Mike Tomlin.  We should have kept him.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Dankbuds on February 01, 2009, 07:16:34 PM
Yeah when the Cards took the lead with 2:30 left I wasnt happy but I knew there was plenty of time I figured Reed would have kicked the field goal and taken our chances in OT... I like the way it actually worked out better though. obviously
But fitzgerald has crazy hands... and warner got more time in the pocket than I thought he would but he did take a couple sacks... 1 pick and then the fumble in the end
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: kodiakthejuggler on February 01, 2009, 07:17:21 PM
Yeah when the Cards took the lead with 2:30 left I wasnt happy

And that was the only lead they had in the game, correct?
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Dankbuds on February 01, 2009, 07:17:39 PM
Yeah when the Cards took the lead with 2:30 left I wasnt happy

And that was the only lead they had in the game, correct?
correct
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on February 01, 2009, 07:25:30 PM
Well, Now the Panthers Need to regroup and get Back to the Super Bowl!! :grr: :angry:
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Dankbuds on February 01, 2009, 07:35:34 PM
Well, Now the Panthers Need to regroup and get Back to the Super Bowl!! :grr: :angry:

They had a good season this year.. alot better than I thought with Delhomme coming back from Tommy-John surgery
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on February 01, 2009, 07:39:53 PM
Well, Now the Panthers Need to regroup and get Back to the Super Bowl!! :grr: :angry:

They had a good season this year.. alot better than I thought with Delhomme coming back from Tommy-John surgery

True, but I Still have a Bad taste in my mouth they way it came to a Crashing end.. :grr:
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Dankbuds on February 01, 2009, 07:43:06 PM
Well, Now the Panthers Need to regroup and get Back to the Super Bowl!! :grr: :angry:

They had a good season this year.. alot better than I thought with Delhomme coming back from Tommy-John surgery

True, but I Still have a Bad taste in my mouth they way it came to a Crashing end.. :grr:

Well that's sort of the reason for the play off someone has to get eliminated. last year the jags knocked the steelers out
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on February 01, 2009, 07:46:45 PM
Well, Now the Panthers Need to regroup and get Back to the Super Bowl!! :grr: :angry:

They had a good season this year.. alot better than I thought with Delhomme coming back from Tommy-John surgery

True, but I Still have a Bad taste in my mouth they way it came to a Crashing end.. :grr:

Well that's sort of the reason for the play off someone has to get eliminated. last year the jags knocked the steelers out
Yeah.. Just the Luck of the Draw I guess.. :-\

It's just a bad habit of supporting teams that ALWAYS Lose Super Bowls..
First it was my Buffalo Bills 4 years in a row, and then the Panthers were born, and.. well.. the rest is History.. :-[
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Dankbuds on February 01, 2009, 07:49:07 PM
Well, Now the Panthers Need to regroup and get Back to the Super Bowl!! :grr: :angry:

They had a good season this year.. alot better than I thought with Delhomme coming back from Tommy-John surgery

True, but I Still have a Bad taste in my mouth they way it came to a Crashing end.. :grr:

Well that's sort of the reason for the play off someone has to get eliminated. last year the jags knocked the steelers out
Yeah.. Just the Luck of the Draw I guess.. :-\

It's just a bad habit of supporting teams that ALWAYS Lose Super Bowls..
First it was my Buffalo Bills 4 years in a row, and then the Panthers were born, and.. well.. the rest is History.. :-[

yeah but the bills were awesome they just werent able to do it in the end, but I still think if they won the first one then they'd had more confidence and who knows maybe won all 4
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on February 01, 2009, 07:50:50 PM
Well, Now the Panthers Need to regroup and get Back to the Super Bowl!! :grr: :angry:

They had a good season this year.. alot better than I thought with Delhomme coming back from Tommy-John surgery

True, but I Still have a Bad taste in my mouth they way it came to a Crashing end.. :grr:

Well that's sort of the reason for the play off someone has to get eliminated. last year the jags knocked the steelers out
Yeah.. Just the Luck of the Draw I guess.. :-\

It's just a bad habit of supporting teams that ALWAYS Lose Super Bowls..
First it was my Buffalo Bills 4 years in a row, and then the Panthers were born, and.. well.. the rest is History.. :-[

yeah but the bills were awesome they just werent able to do it in the end, but ?I still think if they won the first one then they'd had more confidence and who knows maybe won all 4
UGH! Super Bowl 25 was just so Gut Wrenching.. :deadhorse:
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Dankbuds on February 01, 2009, 07:52:22 PM
UGH! Super Bowl 25 was just so Gut Wrenching.. :deadhorse:
Yeah the field goal heard round the world
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: RVR II on February 08, 2009, 04:56:20 PM
Pro Bowl Final:

NFC: 30
AFC: 21

Ok.. Lets slam the Door on this season once and for all! :-[
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Dankbuds on February 08, 2009, 04:59:05 PM
Blah!
August can't come soon enough...
But at least I'll be able to play another game other than Madden (during football season it's the only game I play)
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Bob on February 08, 2009, 05:47:03 PM
Dont forget the NFL Draft April 25th.

Great excuse for an all day party.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Dankbuds on February 08, 2009, 05:51:20 PM
Yeah I like watching the draft too I wish my cable company offered NFL Network so I could see the NFL combine and it also shows old games all day everyday.
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on February 09, 2009, 08:28:05 AM
Pro Bowl Final:

NFC: 30
AFC: 21

Ok.. Lets slam the Door on this season once and for all! :-[
They're moving the Pro Bowl to Miami next year.

Yeah, I can see THAT being a selling point to the players.   ::)
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Bob on February 09, 2009, 08:36:32 AM
Just wait until the Superbowl is in a cold weather city.   I am sure the players all want to fly up there, spend the week in the cold and snow with their families!
Title: Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
Post by: Tripe on February 09, 2009, 11:47:18 AM
They did for XXL, an easy one to remeber because it is also the average waistline in the host city.