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 Post subject: Yesssss! The Super Bowl ends the right way
PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 12:13 am 
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Congratulations to the Giants. I'm looking forward to the moaning and whining I'll hear around here for the next couple of weeks.

Must admit, though, it was a pretty good game. Hard-fought and relatively clean.

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 Post subject: Re: Yesssss! The Super Bowl ends the right way
PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 1:06 am 
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The Pats had as much claim to the SB as any team this year.

That said, I'm glad the Giants won.

Sure, now there will be unnecessary 'Is Eli better than Peyton?!' comparisons, but at that's better than 'is Brady > Montana' ones.

Mark my words: Houston 2012. If they didn't get injured, this would have been their year.

The rest of my short list of 2012 contenders, in no order:

Steelers, 49ers, Saints, Lions, Bears.

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 Post subject: Re: Yesssss! The Super Bowl ends the right way
PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 11:26 am 
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Did anyone else think this was a boring Super Bowl? Being a neutral observer, I thought the game lacked big plays, exciting plays and drama. The safety and the Hail Mary were the most exciting plays of the game.

The people I watched this with last night agreed. But this morning, ESPN is calling it a great game. I didn't see that.

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 Post subject: Re: Yesssss! The Super Bowl ends the right way
PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 11:39 am 
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No, I didn't think it was boring. Pretty good game, either team could have won but the Giants made a couple more plays.


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 Post subject: Re: Yesssss! The Super Bowl ends the right way
PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 9:47 pm 
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NSMaster56 wrote:
The rest of my short list of 2012 contenders, in no order:

Steelers, 49ers, Saints, Lions, Bears.


I'll take the field with that bet. The Lions and Bears won't even win their division.

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 Post subject: Re: Yesssss! The Super Bowl ends the right way
PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 11:14 pm 
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bucco boy wrote:
Did anyone else think this was a boring Super Bowl? Being a neutral observer, I thought the game lacked big plays, exciting plays and drama. The safety and the Hail Mary were the most exciting plays of the game.

The people I watched this with last night agreed. But this morning, ESPN is calling it a great game. I didn't see that.


Me and my buddy agreed on calling the game 'wildly conservative' and 'fundamentally sound'.

Nothing but short pass plays and runs.

If I didn't know better, I would have guessed the game was being fed from a time portal via the 1970's.

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 Post subject: Re: Yesssss! The Super Bowl ends the right way
PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 11:20 pm 
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IA Pirate wrote:
NSMaster56 wrote:
The rest of my short list of 2012 contenders, in no order:

Steelers, 49ers, Saints, Lions, Bears.


I'll take the field with that bet. The Lions and Bears won't even win their division.


The Bears are an interesting case. They lack offensive weapons outside Forte, but they were 7-3 before Cutler and then Forte went down with season-ending injuries.

Both the Bears and Lions finished with top-10 schedules, too. Going 8-8 (with crippling injuries) and 10-6 (in the first 'fully healthy') year are good signs, IMO.

Next year the NFC North gets the NFC West (frisky, but still weak) and the AFC South (terrible unless Peyton is back).

I like both the Bears and Lions chances of getting into the postseason.

As for their legitimate Super Bowl chances... If the 9-7 Giants can win it all with only a great passing game and pass rush and if the abysmal Patriots D can come within one drive of another title, why not Chicago or Detroit?

Detroit is pretty much a younger version of NE and Chicago is an NFC/poor mans version of Pittsburgh/Baltimore. Stranger things have happened.

But I'm still thinking HOU/PIT-NO/SF is a better bet.

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