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Old 11-04-2014, 07:28 PM   #321
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Denver and Dallas certainly earned their 2 position drops this week. Surprised to see New Orleans moved up 5. Pats and Cards sure look like they belong at the top.
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Anyone looking forward to Bears at Packers Sunday night?
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I expect a carbon copy of game one.

Rodgers may still have a gimpy hamstring, but that won't be a factor as the Bears can't pressure him anyway
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The best thing about week 10 is the Texans can't lose this week.
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The best thing about week 10 is the Texans can't lose this week.
And the worst thing about week 10 is that the Patriots can't chalk up another win.
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The Packers (and their fans).
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And the worst thing about week 10 is that the Patriots can't chalk up another win.
+1.

Hopefully the timing of the bye week does not hurt them much as they were playing great football in the last 5 weeks.
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The Packers (and their fans).
They go into every game against them knowing they are going to win. Laughing on the sideline at their pitiful attempts to stop Rodgers. This week will be no different. The coaching staff is a joke.
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Me. Got Cutler, Marshall, Martellus Bennett, and Eddie Lacy playing on my fantasy team. Would love a super high scoring game. Other than that, I don't care who wins.
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How many here are true longtime fans of their hometown team? I never understood people who live in Chicago but are Packer fans or people who live in other big sport towns but root for somebody else. And don't get me started on those fantasy football types.
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How many here are true longtime fans of their hometown team? I never understood people who live in Chicago but are Packer fans or people who live in other big sport towns but root for somebody else. And don't get me started on those fantasy football types.
I live in MA and have been a Patriots fan for over 40 years. Back then they were mostly lousy with the exception of 3 or 4 years (1976 one playoff game loss to the Raiders, 1985 Superbowl loss/humiliation at the hand the Bears, a one 8-8 and one 9-7 seasons) Until Bob Kraft bought the team in 1993 when the team became successful.

I also don't understand fans who root for another team especially when they have no association with that hometown
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I suspect a disaster similar to the last Packers game drubbing, or maybe up to the level of the Patriots drubbing.
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How many here are true longtime fans of their hometown team? I never understood people who live in Chicago but are Packer fans or people who live in other big sport towns but root for somebody else. And don't get me started on those fantasy football types.
Always been a Bears, Bulls and Blackhawks fan. Switched from a Cubs fan to a White Sox fan after the 1969 Cubs choked. Like you, I don't get how lifelong Chicagoans can be fans of other teams. It just isn't right.
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I grew up in Cleveland Oh, and listened to Herb Score call the Indians games. In the early years, a win was a sad thing because that meant that tomorrow's game was definitely a loss - they never won two games in a row! The question at the All Star game was would they lose 100+ games! I have followed them for nearly 50 years (that is an eye opener of my age!), through the lean years of the 60's the good years of the Jacob's era. I haven't lived in Ohio since 1977.


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How many here are true longtime fans of their hometown team? I never understood people who live in Chicago but are Packer fans or people who live in other big sport towns but root for somebody else. And don't get me started on those fantasy football types.
Back in the day, who one cheered for depends a lot on where growing up as that was listening or watching coverage of the team was based on what radio/tv coverage was available. So if you lived in a place that was borderline between states, you could get coverage of both teams.

Plus, some are transplants too. Like growing up in a cold climate but moving to a place nice and warm but still cheering for the team you grew up watching.

But today, one can easily follow any team as technology makes that possible.

I'm more of a fair weather fan than as a kid. There's the business side of things which as a kid, one can't understand, for example, why did Lebron leave Cleveland? Or why the Colts send Manning packing? Plus, IMO there isn't such loyalty from ownership all the way down to the players, so if an organization doesn't give a good product, why should I as a fan be loyal?
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How many here are true longtime fans of their hometown team? I never understood people who live in Chicago but are Packer fans or people who live in other big sport towns but root for somebody else. And don't get me started on those fantasy football types.
I'm from "choke city" (a.k.a. Houston) and I am still a fan of the Astros and the Texans. Heck, I was a fan of the Astros when they were called the Colt 45's. I was a big time fan of the Houston Oilers "before they became the Titians".
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I just got offered free box seats for Lambeau Field(Packers) for the Nov 16th game. Anyone ever been in a luxury box before?
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I just got offered free box seats for Lambeau Field(Packers) for the Nov 16th game. Anyone ever been in a luxury box before?
Not at Lambeau Field but I have been in luxury suites at both the Astrodome and NRG/Reliant stadium. You can spend some real money very fast in some of the luxury suites but I've found them to be really nice for a small group of folks that want some "isolation" from the crowds. Private suits, unobstructed views (although pretty high up) catered food, drinks, dedicated attendants, etc....
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