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Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
« Reply #600 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:


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Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
« Reply #601 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!!
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Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
« Reply #602 on: January 10, 2009, 08:07:53 PM »
We can cry together now RVR. Damn Cardinals. *mumble grumble*
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Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
« Reply #603 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:


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Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
« Reply #604 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!
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Correction: the coat hanger should be upside down.


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Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
« Reply #605 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.


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Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
« Reply #606 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!!

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:


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Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
« Reply #607 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?


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Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
« Reply #608 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.. :-[
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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.

 
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Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
« Reply #609 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.
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Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
« Reply #610 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


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Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
« Reply #611 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


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Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
« Reply #612 on: January 17, 2009, 05:31:11 AM »
Another coach firing shocker: :speechless:

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Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
« Reply #613 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.....


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Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
« Reply #614 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