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OZZ
30th September 10, 02:52 PM
There seems to be enough American football fans on here to make a half-assed thread anyways...if we can maintain a decent NHL thread as we have in the past I am sure I am sure we can do the same with the NFL. I don't follow football as fervently as the NHL, but I have started following more closely in recent years. The CFL sucks, they don't play defense..I usually only watch the Grey Cup game.
Anyways, the Chicago Bears are my team and off to a surprising 3-0 start. The win against GBay was sweet the other night, even though the Pack basically defeated themselves with penalties.
Robbie Gould Actually missed his first field goal attempt, a 39 yarder but atoned for it later in the game when it really mattered.He is now the 3rd most accurate active kicker in NFL history - which is cool. I think kickers are often overlooked and don't get enough credit for the contribution they make to a team's success. Although I am probably a bit bias because I played the position myself in High School..
There is another Neutral Site game in Toronto this year - Bills vs. Bears. I didn't get tickets because they are grossly overpriced and I would rather just pay for an inclusive bus ride/ticket package to the Windy City if I am going to go to a game.
60 minutes did a story on Drew Brees the other night, if any of you saw it? He seems like a nice guy and the Saints Superbowl victory last year couldn't have meant more to a city after all the BS .. he seems like a good fit down there and could be the best QB in football right now.Yes? No?

OZZ
7th October 10, 09:28 PM
Oh my goodness..is there really that little interest in the NFL around here? This has been one of the weirdest starts to an NFL season in a long time as far as upsets go and no one has anything to say?
Wow..oh well, fuck it. Hockey rules anyhow.
A hapless Jay Cutler got concussed after giving up 5 interceptions too..ouch!

Feryk
8th October 10, 11:05 AM
Randy Moss going to the Vikings is like a gift from God to Brett Favre.

Japuma
8th October 10, 11:28 AM
REDSKINS!!!! lets have a moderate year, WOOOOOO!!!!

Spade: The Real Snake
8th October 10, 02:14 PM
I love that the Cardinals as 2-2, tied atop NFC West and have been outscored something like 82-17

Angry Mandrill
8th October 10, 02:22 PM
i love that the eagles suck. fuck them, fuck andy reid.

go donovan mcnabb. he was the greatest qb, by several fuckin' light years, ever to play in this city, and we shat all over him. win a superbowl, donny. i'm pullin' for ya.

so yeah, not watching football.

Feryk
8th October 10, 02:29 PM
REDSKINS!!!! lets have a moderate year, WOOOOOO!!!!

Didn't Washington screw themselves three or four years ago by bringing in big talent and putting in huge bonuses to be paid over the next 10 years or something?

Japuma
8th October 10, 04:02 PM
It was really just one guy, Albert Haynesworth. It was a 100 million, dollar 7-year contract with $41 million guaranteed. So, it not that big of a deal because the Skins are only taking $8 million/year salary cap hit on him. The big deal is that Shannahan hates him and Big Al isn't even starting... (Also don't forget that when Haynesworth was signed the Redskins were playing a 4/3 defense that allowed him to play a pass rusher more. Now, under Hasslet the Skins are playing a 3/4 and he is relegated to nickel packages only)

Haynesworth was a Snyder/Cerrato signing and since we're in the Shannahan/Allen era it seems like they are just trying to get rid of any semblance of the old regime.

Kiko
11th October 10, 12:53 PM
Football can be fun....

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OZZ
12th October 10, 10:07 AM
Poor Brett Favre just can't do anything right..he, fumbled the ball and also threw an Interception at a crucial moment late in the game last night.Many in the media are hanging him out to dry for refusing to fess up to his alleged 'sexual improprieties'...
The only thing the public loves more than a hero - is to see a hero fall.

Favre coming up short on and off field Favre looked old and tired after the game.
Alex Marvez is a Senior NFL Writer for FOXSports.com. He's covered the NFL for the past 16 seasons as a beat writer and is the former president of the Pro Football Writers of America.



EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J.
Brett Favre seemed in denial when refusing to answer questions about alleged sexual impropriety during the postgame news conference.




But there is one reality Favre must face: His Minnesota Vikings are in big trouble after Monday night’s 29-20 loss to the New York Jets.

And the quarterback has only himself to blame.

Cornerback Dwight Lowery’s 26-yard touchdown return of a Favre interception late in the fourth quarter did more than clinch the New York victory and drop Minnesota to 1-3. It also provided an appropriate finish to one of the worst weeks in Favre’s personal and professional life.

Deadspin.com provided evidence last week that the married Favre sent inappropriate text and voicemail messages — along with cellphone photos of his genitalia — to former Jets sideline reporter Jenn Sterger when both were with the franchise in 2008. The NFL is investigating the sexual harassment charges and could suspend one of its marquee players.

Favre’s backpedal from center has slowed after 20 NFL seasons. He was red-eyed and tired after Monday night’s contest, hobbling to the shower long after most teammates had left the locker room. His right arm aches from tendinitis so much that Favre clutched it in pain after throwing an 11-yard touchdown pass to Percy Harvin.

However, Favre was far quicker than the average 41-year-old when retreating from media inquiries about the Sterger brouhaha.

Some snippets:

Are the allegations true or false? “I said what I had to say (last week).”
Is the allegation true or false? Favre: “If you want to talk about what happened in the football game tonight, I’d love to.”
Is this embarrassing for you? Favre: “I’m embarrassed we lost this game.”
Favre should be even more embarrassed by his handling of these claims.



NFL SCOREBOARD
Bears 23, Panthers 6
Buccaneers 24, Bengals 21
Ravens 31, Broncos 17
Colts 19, Chiefs 9
Lions 44, Rams 6
Redskins 16, Packers 13 (OT)
Falcons 20, Browns 10
Jaguars 36, Bills 26
Giants 34, Texans 10
Cardinals 30, Saints 27
Titans 34, Cowboys 27
Raiders 35, Chargers 27
Eagles 27, 49ers 24
Jets 29, Vikings 20


Favre’s nonchalant approach — he was even cracking jokes in his 14-minute media session — is disrespectful to his fans and the league that helped make him rich and famous. Because of his stature as the game’s most celebrated quarterback, Favre represents a far bigger part of Commissioner Roger Goodell’s NFL “shield” than the average player.

Favre should have said something — anything — besides the “I'm not getting into that. I've got my hands full with the Jets” answer given last Thursday when asked by the media. Even a more expansive team-released statement last week would have shown a hint of remorse or, on the flip side, a sense of outrage if the allegations weren’t true.

Instead, the player who usually can’t stop yakking when speaking to reporters has gone mum. The only sign of emotion came behind closed doors. A teary-eyed Favre reportedly apologized to teammates during a Monday morning meeting for being a “distraction.”

“He didn’t really have to talk,” Harvin said. “But with him talking, it gave us a message that he was really touched.”

Too little, too late.

There was only one way Favre could truly make amends for dragging his teammates into this Tiger Woods-type circus: By responding on the field like when he had faced other adversity. He was brilliant in the first game following his father’s death in 2003 against Oakland. Favre handled the suffocating pressure of facing Green Bay for the first time last season with two spectacular outings against his former squad.

That Favre didn’t surface enough in Monday night’s affair.



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Before last season’s NFC Championship game against Minnesota, New Orleans coach Sean Payton delivered a motivational speech urging his defense to make Favre look like an “old man who’s scared of the rain.” The Jets did just that for 2 1/2 quarters as the storms and lightning that delayed kickoff by 40 minutes swirled around New Meadowlands Stadium.

Favre’s best first-half play was drawing a face-mask penalty on New York’s Calvin Pace while being sacked. That was one of only three Vikings first downs as New York took a 9-0 halftime lead. Favre’s three completions on seven attempts equaled the number of times he fumbled (once) and was sacked (twice).

It got worse. Favre committed another turnover at midfield on his first play of the second half. Favre put his hands on his helmet after flubbing a handoff to running back Adrian Peterson that the Jets recovered.

The fumble was the 162nd of Favre’s career, breaking Warren Moon’s NFL mark, and helped set up the Jets for a fourth Nick Folk field goal. But to his credit, Favre resumed his assault on the record books on Minnesota’s next possession, surpassing 70,000 passing yards. He converted on third downs of 15 and 12 yards before hitting his best throw of the night: a 36-yard toss to Moss in the end zone. Favre celebrated his 500th career touchdown pass by running downfield and leaping into the newly acquired wide receiver’s arms.

Not even an 86-yard kickoff return by New York’s Brad Smith and a subsequent Jets field goal could kill Minnesota’s momentum. After two Peterson runs gained 40 yards, Favre worked his third-down magic again when hitting Harvin for a 34-yard score.

Favre then flubbed the ensuing two-point conversion attempt that could have tied the score at 15 when he didn’t spot fullback Naufahu Tahi open in the corner of the end zone. Favre did a pirouette to avoid Jets defensive end Vernon Gholston and then, just like against New Orleans, was intercepted after throwing across his body.



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The 2009 Vikings never recovered from that error. And these Vikings couldn’t overcome that squandered opportunity.

After both teams traded touchdowns, Favre had the chance to lead Minnesota for a go-ahead score. In earlier days, Favre would have made the Jets pay for giving him the football at his team’s 23-yard line with 1:30 remaining.

But those moments have becoming few and far between. Favre acknowledged he didn’t even see tight end Visanthe Shiancoe when throwing into what he described as “in-and-out” coverage by two Jets defensive backs. Lowery snared the pass and scooted into the end zone, leaving Favre to walk slowly back toward the sideline with hands on hips.

“I wish I had it back,” Favre said.

The same can be said for a lot of things in Favre’s life right now.

Japuma
8th November 10, 10:51 PM
So halfway through the NFL season... The AFC is dominating and the NFC kinda blows. From the AFC the Ravens, Steelers, Jets, Patriots and Colts look to all be contenders this year. And how about the Raiders? Where'd they come from?

The NFC looks like it's hanging it's hopes on the Giants. Previous NFC favorites the Vikings are desolving under the "leadership" of Childress and Brett Farve can't seem to recapture the magic of last season. The Cowboys have completely shit the bed and the almighty Jerry Jones fired Wade Phillips today, leaving his billion dollar team hands of offensive coordinator Jason "pedosmile" Garrett. The NFC west was supposed to be dominated by the 49ers, however, they are sucking the big one and that division seems to be up for grabs. The Eagles are kind of a mystery right now, as they seem to have figured out their QB situation, but I still can't figure out what kind of team they are. The Packers are a great defensive team and have a legit star in Aaron Rodgers, they just need to continue to playing with the fire they showed in the Cowboys game. The Saints are also an enigma this year, Drew Brees doesn't look like the same elite QB he did last year, at least with Reggie Bush out and little to no running game to speak of.

All that AND a white running back is making a difference in Cleveland, I have no idea what to think this season.

Payoff Picture as I see it:

AFC:
Patriots (East Champs)
Jets (WC)
Steelers (North Champs)
Ravens (WC)
Colts (South Champs)
Raiders(!) (West Champs)

AFC Champion: Patriots

NFC:
Giants (East Champs)
Eagles (WC)
Packers (North Champs)
Falcons (South Champs)
Rams (West Champs)
Redskins (WC - wishful thinking)

NFC Champion: Giants

Super Bowl Champs: Patriots

OZZ
9th November 10, 11:31 AM
The Raiders have been the surprise team for me..but they usually blow it when it means the most. I doubt they can give the Patriots a run in the AFC

New England is looking like the team to beat again. If they stay healthy.
They had a game up here in Toronto on Sunday at the Rogers Centre (Bills-Bears) but the tickets were ridiculously overpriced, so I didn't even bother trying.
Da Bears pulled it out against the hapless Bills.Thank God..many people around here are Bills fans.

OZZ
14th November 10, 06:38 PM
I was pissed this morning because i thought the Vikings -bears game was going to be broadcast here on ch.12 and it turned out it wasn't!!
Anyways, they WON ! Now share a piece of the top of the NFC North with GB... DA BEARS !!

OZZ
29th November 10, 06:58 PM
Just wanted to throw up a quick post congratulating the Bears for putting a halt to the Vick train..Chicago beat the Eagles 31-26 on Sunday and forced Michael Vick to throw his first interception in FOUR YEARS during the game as well.
Not only did the victory turn some heads and give the skeptics reason to ponder the Bears legitimacy as one of the top teams in the NFL..it also brought the Michael Vick party to at least a temporary standstill.
I am all for giving a man a second chance. But people involved in dogfighting circles (and Vick was not just semi-involved, the man admitted to torturing and killing several animals) are among the most reprehensible and , often times, sociopathic criminals that are out there. In fact, many of Vick's detractors think he is a genuine sociopath.
I don't know about that, and wouldn't make a judgment unless I had a chance to meet the man. But there is certainly something unsettling about his personality and track record, that much is for certain.
But as far as football goes, he is magnificent. His game has been out of this world and he is no longer just coasting either, he is playing better than ever.
Anyways, I think the victory was a huge confidence boost for Jay Cutler and the entire team.. way to go BEARS !!

Angry Mandrill
30th November 10, 04:43 AM
four years without an interception! ZOMG! does the NFL track interceptions thrown in prison yard games? cuz i bet he threw a few...

OZZ
9th January 11, 05:05 PM
Its playoff time people!! Get ready to bet on those point spreads..
1st round Bye for Da Bears, Yahoo!!

Jets cut it awfully close last night, wow.
Now the Chiefs are out too..I thought they might get past Baltimore. I'm not sure why, but I did.
Here's hoping the Pack takes out Vick and the Eagles..I would rather see them out than Green Bay.

OZZ
17th January 11, 11:41 AM
So much for the choirboys from New England..the loud and proud Jets took 'em out.
Chicago pretty much rolled over the Seahawks , even though they let things slip a bit in the 4th quarter.

Green Bay VS Chicago
NY Jets VS Pittsburgh

A Chicago - Pittsburgh final would be awesome..

Japuma
17th January 11, 02:08 PM
That would be a terrible Super Bowl... I'm hoping for a Jets Packers SB with the Packers coming out on top.

SoulMechanic
17th January 11, 02:51 PM
2nding a New York vs. Green Bay match up for the SB. But I will go for the underdog Jets. I still got much love for L.T. and Cromartie.

SoulMechanic
17th January 11, 02:52 PM
p.s. Thanks for hiding the football thread inside this Hockey one dickheads.

Kiko
17th January 11, 03:26 PM
p.s. Thanks for hiding the football thread inside this Hockey one dickheads.

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OZZ
17th January 11, 08:08 PM
Why doesn't anyone want to see the Bears in the Superbowl? Lovie Smith has done a great job with them..they have guys who can run the ball and make exciting plays like Peppers and Tillmann. They aren't just a boring defensive team.
At least I don't think so.

SoulMechanic
17th January 11, 08:27 PM
I just think the Jets and Packers match up better on paper to make an exciting super bowl. Nothing against the Bears.

Japuma
17th January 11, 08:41 PM
cause' Jay Cutler, cocky cuntbag.

http://fatchickswithdouchebags.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/jay-cutler-image-1.jpg

SoulMechanic
17th January 11, 08:46 PM
^^ Oh yeah, and there is that lil factoid. Fuck a Jay Cuntler.

LsSpYLU7Ig0

Japuma
17th January 11, 08:49 PM
And if you think the Packers are "boring defensive team" you must of missed someone named Aaron Rodgers going 31 of 36 for 3 TDs with a passer rating of 136.8. Plus, I wouldn't say watching Raji and Mathews racking up sacks and forcing turnovers is boring football.

Kiko
18th January 11, 06:47 AM
2nding a New York vs. Green Bay match up for the SB. But I will go for the underdog Jets. I still got much love for L.T. and Cromartie.

But we all reacted like this, didn't we?

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OZZ
18th January 11, 09:21 AM
Cutler is widely considered the X-Factor when it comes to the Bears and their chances of coming out on top. He is inconsistent and you never know which version of him is going to show up.It could be the guy who played in the game last Sunday and didn't allow a single pick or it coud be the guy who led the league in turnovers through the first four games of the season.
In any event, I don't think he has too much to be cocky about considering last Sunday was his first playoff victory since HIGH SCHOOL. But I'll take him over Rex Grossman any day.
As for the Jets - I get a kick out of Rex Ryan. He seems like a great team leader and epitomizes the stereotypical American football coach. I especially like the way he is willing to publicly take the blame for losses and relieve the pressure on his players. Who knows what its like behind closed doors, but at least he gets the media to focus on him.

Japuma
18th January 11, 12:32 PM
...and he knows when to put his foot down...

SoulMechanic
18th January 11, 06:21 PM
Classic Rex Ryan antics.
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OZZ
24th January 11, 08:35 AM
That was a tough loss for Chicago.Made even tougher by the antics of BJ Raji..what a showboating goof. I wish someone had nailed him when he was holding his arm out like that running over the goal line. What a turd.
Hats off to 3rd stringer Hanie for a valiant attempt at a comeback.Urlacher had a great game too, Collins really sucked.
If I didn't hate the Packers before I sure do now.Rodgers actually didn't even play all that great but he managed to avoid getting sacked. The Bears defense faltered in the first half and then the offense just didn't get going soon enough.What a drag.

I only watched the first quarter and a bit of the fourth in the Jets-Steelers game.

Looks like I'll be cheering for Pittsburgh in the Superbowl.

Kiko
25th January 11, 05:33 PM
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SoulMechanic
25th January 11, 05:38 PM
I predict the packers win it by 10.

OZZ
6th February 11, 02:47 PM
I hope the Steelers win, but if I was betting I would put my money on the Packers. They seem to be firing on all cylinders..
Packers by 7-10.

Kiko
6th February 11, 04:54 PM
7506

FickleFingerOfFate
6th February 11, 05:53 PM
I only watch for the commercials.

SoulMechanic
6th February 11, 10:08 PM
Packers by 7-10.

One point off, not bad, not bad at all.

OZZ
6th February 11, 11:54 PM
Damn Packers..
Not a bad game to watch. I didn't expect the Steelers to give up so many points in the first half. So much for the old 'Iron Curtain'.
It also came down to turnovers..just like my barber predicted.Now THERE"S a guy who looks like Mike Ditka.
Its uncanny, actually.

OZZ
6th February 11, 11:56 PM
I only watch for the commercials.

We don't get to see them up here unless you have a special sattellite. We get the Canadian version..even when I watch it on FOX.

SoulMechanic
11th February 11, 12:26 AM
We may not win a fucking thing but damn we have the hottest fans.
http://cdn1.sbnation.com/imported_assets/651381/img00431-20110204-2225-761375_medium.jpg