Discussion in 'Big Shotz Sports' started by Sluggo, Feb 28, 2012.
I love the Jets. What a mess.
Yeah but it's weird because when I checked back, this article seems like it almost confuses Browner and Sherman's stories, because it reports Browner is the one who said chain of custody was broken.
I wonder if there was initial confusion over who said what. It would explain why Browner got suspended and Sherman won his appeal. It also seems unlikely both players had a broken specimen cup or whatever happened.
EDIT: Well pft.com claims Sherman said both things, so maybe he did after all.
Pro Bowl nods for the Vikings seem about right, excepting the snubs for Kalil at OL and Greenway at LB. Nice to see Felton get recognized; he's been an awesome hole opener for AP all year.
Nah I am OUTRAGED!!!! Ponder clearly should have been in the pro bowl, its a snub for the ages.
And for the sacrasm impared yes this is sarcasm.
Oh and Sullivan, duh. He's a hell of a center, and he's, y'know, actually starting for his team.
No, that was Brandon Browner's excuse. But he dropped his appeal and has missed the last three games. He will be back for the playoffs.
Sherman has suggested "chain of custody" issues from the start.
I'd been thinking Sherman claimed "sip from the wrong bottle", so the details of the appeal surprised me too. Then I got to trying to remember where I'd heard that, and I'm not sure it wasn't internet discussions.
Anyway, good to have him on the field, but I still wish he'd tone it down. PrimeTime "love his swagger" but it sets my teeth on edge. As most long-time fans would tell you: just like the Seahawks were saying "Scoreboard, tough guy!" to the Niners who were wanting to get live with them after plays in the fourth quarter last week, any righteous observer can say "The Last 35 Years!" to any Seattle fan or player who's getting mouthy about one decent mid-late season run.
For good or bad that is the style of this particular team and its coach. Though I suspect, local excitement aside, that this team isn't going to go all that far in the playoffs. One win is my guess. I just don't think they are quite ready for a deep playoff run.
And Seattle isn't entirely without deep playoff history. 2005, obviously. And all the way to the AFC title game in 1984, IIRC.
Sure, but in my fractal timeline those two seasons are a couple of decent plays in a game whose overall character is defined by its cataclysmic mediocrity.
Yeah. Seattle's biggest issue as it were is going to be that unless SF blows it tomorrow, they have to play on the road throughout the playoffs, and they're just not the same team on the road. They don't suck or anything, but they aren't as dominant against a decent team on the road.
The Texans seem to be in free fall.
Ugh. Even if they turn it around and win next week, there's no way they beat the Pats or Broncos on the road. (I'm not even gonna pretend that either of those two teams are going to bail the Texans out by losing today.)
Well, thanks to the Bears squeaking one out in Detroit, tonight's Skins-Cowboys game is for the division title and the playoffs. It's going to be one hell of an interesting game; it's cold and windy now, so I imagine it's going to be freaking miserable tonight!
Well, if the Redskins would beat the Cowboys that would at least salvage the day a little bit.
Salvage? It'd be a completely fantastic day in my opinion!
Ackers has gotten old real fast. I'm not one to think making a big change like a new kicker heading into the playoffs is a good idea but Ackers is just terrible this year and I have no confidence in him. They need to do something because those playoff games will likely come down to a field goal or less.
Ackers? Do you mean Quackers?
Odd, close games in both SF and Seattle!
So the Giants are out, making this what - the second time they've missed the playoffs after winning the Super Bowl? Is it just me, or does that speak to coaching being the problem; they're a very talented team personnel-wise but they're ridiculously inconsistent.
This Seahawks/Rams game is so odd, just call after call going against Seattle, and they are losing big plays every time. They may be the right calls, but its just odd that it keeps happening.
Not that the outcome matters at this point.
Peterson misses the all-time rushing record by 9 yards, but the Vikings win and get the last playoff spot.
So that means Seattle will be at Dallas/Washington pending tonight's game and Minnesota will be at Green Bay for the NFC next week. AFC next week will be Colts at Ravens and Bengals at Texans.
Losing today took the Texans from 1st to 3rd in the AFC. Ouch!
I don't watch pro football all that much - were the number and severity of the penalties unusual? There were 17 for a total of 141 yards. That seems like a lot.
With this last performance and the Vikings making the playoffs Peterson better get the MVP this year, no other team has one single player that means more to them then he does to the Vikings.
I thought it was a penalty when the play clock hits zero...
That's the ballgame then. Thanks Hatcher!
It sounds like Garrett is going to be back in Dallas, but I don't know how you excuse two straight years of losing a final "win and your in" game. Another season of Dallas underplaying its talent.
To Washington DC! Russel Wilson vs. RGIII!
Can't believe what a great and unexpected season this has been for the Skins. No one expected us to win 10 games and the division. Plus we found our QB of the future, our RB of the future, and our K of the future (and considering how many kickers we've had, that means a lot).
Next week will be a real tough matchup. Win or lose, however, this season has been a joy.
At least this year you can blame injuries for a lot of it. I'm not sold on Garrett as a head coach nor Romo as a QB; I know which I'd replace first (Romo) but I don't know if that's going to fix anything considering our pass blocking just fucking sucked every time the 'Skins blitzed.
This is actually the third time, While they made the playoffs the season after the first defeat of the Patriots, after the very first one they won (versus the Broncos), they came in last in their division (and I think they were the first team to ever do this, woooooo). And missed 'em again the second time they won the Superbowl (versus the Bills <3). They don't necessarily have to win the Superbowl to fail the next season, either, they blew ass the year after they got their ass beat by the Ravens.
This is why I didn't expect them to do shit this season, and am free to simply enjoy the despair from the Cowboys. And be pleased that we beat the shit out of the Eagles, because fuck the Eagles.
EDIT: Also feel free to start up the noise machine about firing Coughlin, NY Media! It just unlocks his Old Coot Superpowers.
HAIL TO THE REDSKINS!
You know what, I certainly want them to win this weekend, but just winning the division for the first time since 99 feels pretty good as a fan.
They might have a blatantly racist nickname, an owner who can legitimately be compared to the greatest villains from history, and a coach who sometimes tans to the color of a ripe tomato, but still I root for them...
What's better, 'Skins fans (I'm looking at you,
Matt Bowyer!), winning the division, or knocking off the Cowboys?
The Jets just fired GM Mike Tannenbaum but are keeping Rex.
About damn time with Tannenbaum, and if they hire an OC with half a brain that allows Rex to focus on defense 2013 might be a little more bearable for a Jets fan.
Now, about those QBs...
Another year of NYJ dysfunction? Yay!
So long, Andy Reid!
And Lovie Smith too.
But where will Tebow land?
Why choose when you can have both?
But the division is better. We already beat the Cowboys on Thanksgiving in Dallas, and that was pretty nice.
Like Norv Turner, I'm surprised he lasted this long.
I would have rather had my Seahawks face the Cowboys, but at least this way next week will be an exciting game. Bring it on Redskins. Washington State versus Washington DC. I like it.
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