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Re: A Frivolous Thread: Football (v. 2.0)
« Reply #15 on: August 12, 2015, 11:50:55 AM »
If you want meaningful games, its the Ravens against the Steelers.  When they're both in the playoffs, their game is the Super Bowl, the rest of it is just ho-hum

Amen to that!

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« Reply #16 on: August 12, 2015, 02:39:41 PM »
Since the year 2000, the Patriots have won 4 Super Bowls,
the Ravens have won 2, the Steelers have won 2, and the
Giants have won 2.   The Rams, Bucs, Colts, Saints, Packers,
and Seattle have won 1.

Bottom Line: The Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins
are soooooo 20th Century.

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« Reply #17 on: August 12, 2015, 03:48:49 PM »
I do enjoy a good match of handegg.

In truth, I appreciate American Football largely because of the strategy involved, as well as the fact that it's possible for lower seeded teams to become champions in a way that other popular sports don't have. 

I also enjoyed this (SFW)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmXacL0Uny0
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« Reply #18 on: August 12, 2015, 05:33:15 PM »
I do enjoy a good match of handegg.

In truth, I appreciate American Football largely because of the strategy involved, as well as the fact that it's possible for lower seeded teams to become champions in a way that other popular sports don't have. 

I also enjoyed this (SFW)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmXacL0Uny0

I, for one, am happy that football season is here.  There's nothing like watching Messi weave his way through flat-footed defenders; precise finishing by the likes of Kane, Costa, and Ibrahimovic; and brilliant saves by Courtois, Cech, and Neuer.  Can't wait to see legendary of venues like Stamford Bridge, Anfield, Camp Nou, and White Hart Lane once again filled with passionate (and hopefully not violent) fans.

We are talking about the same football, right? 

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Re: A Frivolous Thread: Football (v. 2.0)
« Reply #19 on: August 12, 2015, 06:06:26 PM »
In college football, all eyes turn to Columbus, Ohio and the
defending National Champs, the Ohio State Buckeyes.  They
are favored to return to the Championship game this season
with Coach Urban Meyer.   He has more talented players than
any other team in America.  May the Big Ten Conference again
shine brightly on the gridiron.

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« Reply #20 on: August 12, 2015, 06:42:35 PM »
I do enjoy a good match of handegg.

In truth, I appreciate American Football largely because of the strategy involved, as well as the fact that it's possible for lower seeded teams to become champions in a way that other popular sports don't have. 

I also enjoyed this (SFW)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmXacL0Uny0

I, for one, am happy that football season is here.  There's nothing like watching Messi weave his way through flat-footed defenders; precise finishing by the likes of Kane, Costa, and Ibrahimovic; and brilliant saves by Courtois, Cech, and Neuer.  Can't wait to see legendary of venues like Stamford Bridge, Anfield, Camp Nou, and White Hart Lane once again filled with passionate (and hopefully not violent) fans.

We are talking about the same football, right?

I got a hefty giggle. 

If it wasn't for the flopping, and heavy corruption of FIFA, I'd probably follow it more.  I do think it's interesting how globally people still associate football with soccer to where google and youtube will show mixed results.  Maybe eventually American football will call itself something else.  I still prefer handegg. 
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Daniel L. Gard

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« Reply #21 on: August 12, 2015, 07:56:29 PM »
I do agree that O$U has a nice little program going. But all eyes on the Buckeye$? Perhaps to check out the tattoos. And basically in the State of Ohio.

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« Reply #22 on: August 12, 2015, 09:05:35 PM »
In college football, all eyes turn to Columbus, Ohio and the
defending National Champs, the Ohio State Buckeyes.  They
are favored to return to the Championship game this season
with Coach Urban Meyer.   He has more talented players than
any other team in America.  May the Big Ten Conference again
shine brightly on the gridiron.

OH yeah!  (See what I did there?)  ;)

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« Reply #23 on: August 12, 2015, 09:23:53 PM »
In college football, all eyes turn to Columbus, Ohio and the
defending National Champs, the Ohio State Buckeyes.  They
are favored to return to the Championship game this season
with Coach Urban Meyer.   He has more talented players than
any other team in America.  May the Big Ten Conference again
shine brightly on the gridiron.

OH yeah!  (See what I did there?)  ;)

Yeah, I did.  You stopped to avoid a misspelling.

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Re: A Frivolous Thread: Football (v. 2.0)
« Reply #24 on: August 13, 2015, 05:03:09 PM »
The Notre Dame Football team has not been the undisputed
National Champs since 1988.   They went 12-0 under Coach
Lou Holtz.   For the past 27 years the Fighting Irish have been
wannabes on the national stage of college football.

Since the Lou Holtz era, we have seen coaches Bob Davie,
Tyrone Willingham, and Charlie Weis run out of South Bend
The all-time post season Bowl Record of Notre Dame is
17 wins and 17 losses.  May Knute Rockne the Norwegian
Lutheran who was their greatest coach continue to rest in peace.
 
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« Reply #25 on: August 13, 2015, 09:29:11 PM »
The Notre Dame Football team has not been the undisputed
National Champs since 1988.   They went 12-0 under Coach
Lou Holtz.   For the past 27 years the Fighting Irish have been
wannabes on the national stage of college football.

Since the Lou Holtz era, we have seen coaches Bob Davie,
Tyrone Willingham, and Charlie Weis run out of South Bend
The all-time post season Bowl Record of Notre Dame is
17 wins and 17 losses.  May Knute Rockne the Norwegian
Lutheran who was their greatest coach continue to rest in peace.

Heathen!  :)

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Re: A Frivolous Thread: Football (v. 2.0)
« Reply #26 on: August 19, 2015, 08:44:02 PM »
Congratulations to the Meatchicken Wolverines. They are ranked in the top 20 (tied for #19)!

http://www.foxsports.com/college-football/outkick-the-coverage/the-most-arrested-college-football-teams-in-america-081815

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« Reply #28 on: August 19, 2015, 09:38:08 PM »
 On a sad note I remember the death of a 20 year old student
at Notre Dame in October of 2010.  He was in video tower
filming a practice in the football stadium.  The National Weather
Service had issued a wind advisory which was ignored by ND.
The gust of a 52 MPH wind took his life.

The State of Indiana issued 7 safety violations against Notre Dame
and fined them.  Coach Brian Kelley was in charge of the practice
session.  This death could have been prevented. 

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« Reply #29 on: August 20, 2015, 04:05:54 PM »
It was that great theologian Tim Beckman  who said,
"It is not whether you win or lose the game,
but how you place the blame."

Mr. Beckman has the been the head football coach
at Illinois for the past 3 years and compiled a record
of 12 wins and 25 losses.  This includes 4 wins  and
20 losses in the Big Ten Conference.