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Wow, all these years and I still don’t understand the catch / no catch rules. At no point on replay did we see that ball touch the ground.
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Wow, all these years and I still dont understand the catch / no catch rules. At no point on replay did we see that ball touch the ground.
Ummm, if your talking about Hogans second one, yeah, it clearly hit the ground. Like obviously.
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Old 01-20-2019, 09:53 PM
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Does Giselle get jealous having Nance and Romo sucking Brady's dick all night?
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Old 01-20-2019, 09:53 PM
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I mean, I dont know how to argue this. I watched that play about 20 times in a row and never once saw a single frame where the ball was in contact with the ground.
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Old 01-20-2019, 09:55 PM
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I mean, I dont know how to argue this. I watched that play about 20 times in a row and never once saw a single frame where the ball was in contact with the ground.
Unless we're talking about different plays, I'd suggest you wait until tomorrow when you can see stills. I thought it was patently obvious.
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Old 01-20-2019, 10:00 PM
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If it was the overturned call for NE, the part of the ball that touched the ground was the brown part.
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This is why I don't watch sports until the playoffs
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Both conference title games going to OT for the first time. Been a good day of football.
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Old 01-20-2019, 10:01 PM
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Have both CGs gone into overtime before?

ETA: Answered before I asked.

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Old 01-20-2019, 10:03 PM
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AFC's only had one championship game go to overtime, in 1986.

NFC championship game's gone to OT in 1998, 2007, 2009, 2012, and 2014.
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Old 01-20-2019, 10:15 PM
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Well, I won't be watching the Super Bowl.
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Old 01-20-2019, 10:15 PM
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Man, this has to be bad for NFL viewership. Everyone in the fucking world is sick of the Patriots.

I've been hoping for a Chiefs/Rams rematch since week 9.
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Old 01-20-2019, 10:16 PM
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...and another NFL season in the books.
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Old 01-20-2019, 10:21 PM
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Sickening. I'd rather see Alabama win 3 more NCAA titles.
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Old 01-20-2019, 10:32 PM
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Old 01-20-2019, 11:01 PM
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I hated the NFL's current overtime rules before seeing New England go to it's 40th Super Bowl in the last 8 years.
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Old 01-20-2019, 11:05 PM
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Pretty sure he's from California. It was just that transparently a shit call that even someone from L.A. has to admit it. I have no dog in the fight, and that kick to end the game was awesome, and Sean McVay's story is cool and all that, but, wow, Saints got screwed on that no call.
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Old 01-20-2019, 11:10 PM
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Can we just cancel the Super Bowl any time New England is in it?
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Old 01-20-2019, 11:13 PM
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The more I watch, the more close football games seem like a crapshoot. KC gets a backbreaking interception, but a guy was lined up offside. So many little plays like that, that will mostly be forgotten.
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Old 01-20-2019, 11:17 PM
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The more I watch, the more close football games seem like a crapshoot. KC gets a backbreaking interception, but a guy was lined up offside. So many little plays like that, that will mostly be forgotten.
Oh, believe me, we KC fans will not forget that offsides for a long, long time. Just like we won't forget the phantom roughing the passer. Or that fact that our defense couldn't stop the Pats in crunch time.
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Old 01-20-2019, 11:18 PM
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Another Superbowl, man it's good to be a Pats fan. But it's pretty easy to understand the haters. Not much we can do about that.
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Old 01-20-2019, 11:19 PM
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So, the moral for the Chiefs is don't get down 14 to NE.

Also (and, yes, I'd be bitching if it had run out the clock before they could kick the FG), the Chiefs should have taken one more shot at the end zone at the end of regulation.
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Old 01-20-2019, 11:22 PM
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Oh sure, itll be remembered in KC and by some others too. But in a while it will be otherwise forgotten. Its like how everyone knows the helmet catch, but lots forget the dropped interception the play before that wouldve just won the game for New England.
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Old 01-20-2019, 11:31 PM
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But it's pretty easy to understand the haters. Not much we can do about that.
Sure there is. Dont cheat. Don't pretend you're disrespected because you're slight underdogs on the road. And don't sell overpriced t-shirts with shitty memes about how scrappy and underdoggy you are.

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Old 01-20-2019, 11:59 PM
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Sure there is. Dont cheat. Don't pretend you're disrespected because you're slight underdogs on the road. And don't sell overpriced t-shirts with shitty memes about how scrappy and underdoggy you are.
QFT. I once saw the cover of a Patriots Super Bowl DVD which proclaimed that "Few gave the Patriots a chance, yet they somehow pulled it off again" - seriously? Stop pretending you're Leicester City or something.
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Old 01-21-2019, 12:14 AM
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Except for Spygate, which was pretty stupid and clearly against the rules but offered no advantage I haven't seen any evidence of Patriots cheating.

As to the rest, who cares? All teams do it to some extent, and the solution to that is to beat them.
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Old 01-21-2019, 12:31 AM
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Well, I get to be a Rams fan for a night. And I don't give enough of a shit about this game to even make sure that I'm off Super Bowl Sunday.

Prediction: NE wins, and Brady and Belichek both retire.

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Old 01-21-2019, 03:34 AM
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Would be befitting for the Rams to beat the Patriots and end Brady's career since Brady won his first SB 17 years ago by beating none other than the Rams.


As a side note, why won't the Rams have gold/yellow horns instead of white horns?
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Old 01-21-2019, 06:29 AM
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Is anyone else sick and tired of the utter bullsit of the Pat's trying to play up their underdog status and how disrespected they are?
They are disrespected, aren't they?

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As a side note, why won't the Rams have gold/yellow horns instead of white horns?
I thought that was because the old LA Rams always had white horns on their helmets, and the gold ones were associated with St. Louis. Just an attempt to get (back) into the good graces of local fans.

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Old 01-21-2019, 06:40 AM
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THE SAINTS WERE ROBBED!
Not only was it PI, it was helmet-to-helmet contact initially by the defender. They missed two penalties on the same play.

Even so, the Rams otherwise deserved the win.
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Well, I won't be watching the Super Bowl.
Same here... Two teams I have no interest in watching, and two announcers I can't stand listening to.
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Old 01-21-2019, 08:34 AM
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So, the officials who blew the PI call against the Saints... do they get fired or just lose the chance to ever work another playoff game?
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Old 01-21-2019, 08:49 AM
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Patriots Derangement Sydrome complaints I knew I'd hear: How overtime is set up.

New things!: Teams who get a bye only have to win two games to get into the Superbowl.
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I thought that was because the old LA Rams always had white horns on their helmets, and the gold ones were associated with St. Louis. Just an attempt to get (back) into the good graces of local fans.
Well, the Los Angeles Rams changed from the Navy/White scheme to the Royal Blue and Yellow scheme in 1973, well before they exited Los Angeles. The Navy/Gold uniforms started in 2000, and yes, the gold is being dumped because no one particularly likes it. The ownership does want to return to the old scheme as a way of hearkening back to days of yore; but they want to implement the full change the same year they start playing in their new stadium (2020), and because the NFL won't let you change uniforms completely more than once in a 5 year period, the Rams have opted to slowly remove the gold from the color scheme, starting with the helmets in 2017.

I, personally, living in SoCal as a kid, thought the blue/yellow was stupid looking; the Navy/white was far superior. However, had I been just a bit older, I would have known that the Blue/Yellow scheme was actually more authentic, as the Rams wore that from 1936 (as the Cleveland Rams) through 1964 (with one year in Trojan red and yellow in 1949). So the period from 1973 to 1999 was arguably the most "authentic" Rams look, really; interestingly, they used that uniform five times this year as their primary color scheme, albeit with the new Navy/white helmets. Good thing I'm not a Rams fan, having to re-buy new jerseys each season through this re-branding.
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And don't sell overpriced t-shirts with shitty memes about how scrappy and underdoggy you are.
I love the fact that your Patriots hate is so strong you have to pick on some middle management flack from the merchandising department to make up your list of three.

PS. Sorry your team imploded like a moldy old peach this year.
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I love the fact that your Patriots hate is so strong you have to pick on some middle management flack from the merchandising department to make up your list of three.

PS. Sorry your team imploded like a moldy old peach this year.
I'm a Red Sox fan. I don't even root for the Pats....but the hate gets me through the winter,
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I love the fact that your Patriots hate is so strong you have to pick on some middle management flack from the merchandising department to make up your list of three.
I dont hate them that much, it was just the most recent example of something annoying they did. You seem to be much more invested than I.

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PS. Sorry your team imploded like a moldy old peach this year.
It happens. I dont invest my self-worth, my mood, or my defensiveness into how well my football team does.

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Old 01-21-2019, 11:22 AM
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Of course, dear.

I wonder what you'd find if you searched on poster Hamlet and the keywords "cheat" or "deflate".

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Old 01-21-2019, 11:26 AM
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It's hard to hate the Patriots. Their fans are always such a pleasure to deal with.
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Old 01-21-2019, 11:28 AM
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So, the officials who blew the PI call against the Saints... do they get fired or just lose the chance to ever work another playoff game?
It should hurt their reviews, but may be less important than fan/media pressure. Walt Coleman worked for 17 years more after his correct Tuck Rule call, but was never again assigned to a Raiders game.
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Of course, dear.

I wonder what you'd find if you searched on poster Hamlet and the keywords "cheat" or "deflate".
Posts of me pointing out and explaining the multiple times the Pat's' have cheated. You wallowing in ignorance and blindly defending them. You know, the usual.

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It's hard to hate the Patriots. Their fans are always such a pleasure to deal with.
They remind me of Cardinals (baseball) fans.
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Of course, dear.

I wonder what you'd find if you searched on poster Hamlet and the keywords "cheat" or "deflate".
I really don't care that much about Deflategate, partly because I don't care that much about football, partly because the deflation likely had no discernible effect on the outcome of games, and partly because I believe that it involved a rather pointless rule. As I said in one of the interminable threads on the matter, I think the NFL should just let each team decide how much air it wants in the ball when it's on offense.

The only thing I find annoying about the whole controversy is the wilful ignorance and/or dishonesty of some Patriots fans who continue, in the face of all the evidence, to insist that there was no cheating.
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Posts of me pointing out and explaining the multiple times the Pat's' have cheated. You wallowing in ignorance and blindly defending them. You know, the usual.
I don't have much experience of Elvis in football threads, but unfortunately the pattern is similar in baseball threads. My favorite was the one where his blind hatred for Billy Beane led him to deny, repeatedly and vehemently, that Beane had ever been offered the job of General Manager by the Boston Red Sox. This despite the fact that Beane said he had been offered the job, the people who run the Red Sox said he had been offered the job, multiple other people in both organizations said he had been offered the job, and multiple independent news organizations reported, at the time, that he had been offered the job. According to Elvis, though, the whole story was a massive conspiracy theory of disinformation.
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I love the fact that your Patriots hate is so strong you have to pick on some middle management flack from the merchandising department to make up your list of three.
To be fair, I think Edelman did that all on his own.
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Not a Patriots fan by any stretch of the imagination, I almost always root against them. But I will say this - I'd sure like everyone to start hating the Bears because they're always in the Super Bowl.
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It's a laff riot that there is anyone who thinks the Pats invented the "nobody believes in us" self-motivation stuff that has been an absolute team sports cliche for as long as there have been team sports. But do go on, please.

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I'd sure like everyone to start hating the Bears because they're always in the Super Bowl.
Well, there was that one SB *I* still hate them for.

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The only thing I find annoying about the whole controversy is the wilful ignorance and/or dishonesty of some Patriots fans who continue, in the face of all the evidence, to insist that there was no cheating.
Did you pass high school chemistry?

I'd be annoyed by, if it it weren't so funny, the desperation of the attempts some people make to find reasons to justify their hatreds.

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The Bellichick Patriots are the dynastiest dynasty that ever dynastied in the NFL.
Tom Brady is best NFL player of all time. He will have been in 9 SB, half of all the ones that happened since he became a starter.
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