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Old 01-29-2015, 11:21 AM   #1221
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As a change of pace from deflated balls, did anyone hear about the Colorado inmate who is suing the NFL over the Dez Bryant call

Jailed fan suing NFL for $88 billion over Dez Bryant non-catch vs. Packers - CBSSports.com
Finally...something SERIOUS on this thread!
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And good luck to your Patriots.
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Although anything can happen in the playoffs but with the AFC championship in Foxboro and the NFC championship game possibly in Seattle. These two teams are headed for a showdown in Arizona.
You said it first!
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For those that are interested in a bit of pre-Superbowl football entertainment, there's a RadioLabs podcast this week on American Football: http://www.radiolab.org/story/football/

It starts with some history and progresses to modern times. It's been an interesting listen, even for someone like me who only watches when the local team is doing well. Go Hawks!
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12 Fest rally in Phoenix!

From a tweet a few minutes ago, re: 12 Fest:
Incredible scene here in Phoenix... An estimated 15,000 #Seahawks fans pack Chase Field for a #12Fest rally. #GoHawks
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Hard to believe that ending. I wonder how the Pats manipulated things to get to that?
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Pats WIN!!!
The best team won and Brady cemented his legacy as the best QB ever. Winning 4 while playing in 6.....
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Sorry Seattle Seahawks. We know the feeling.

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I cannot believe that boneheaded call. With the best runningback in the league in your backfield too. WTF was the offensive coordinator thinking?

WADR, the kid who intercepted the pass on the goal line should have been the MVP rather than Brady.
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I would have given the MVP to Edelman though...
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I would have given the MVP to Edelman though...
Same here, but the QB usually gets the nod on games like this.
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The best defense in the league lost to the best offense.

After Kearse's juggling catch at the 5 yard line I was thinking no not again is this another David Tyre catch that cost the Pats their fourth Superbowl. But then came the biggest bonehead play that I've ever seen......
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Me too. It is funny how the Patriot players exuded confidence in their team in the post game interviews. I can't believe that no one said - OMG, I thought we were toast!
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Me too. It is funny how the Patriot players exuded confidence in their team in the post game interviews. I can't believe that no one said - OMG, I thought we were toast!
Either team could have said that, given the fortuitous bounce the football took for Seattle to get them to where they could blow the game.
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Lots of playoff 'karma' this year. The Lions got robbed losing to the Cowboys, then the Cowboys arguably got robbed losing to Green Bay. Then the Packers give Seattle the NFC game, then Seattle gives the Super Bowl to the Pats. Any given Sunday...
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The video of Brady jumping up and down on the sideline like a little kid after the interception at the end was neat.

The video of Richard Sherman grimacing after seeing the interception at the end was PRICELESS.
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I cannot believe that boneheaded call. With the best runningback in the league in your backfield too. WTF was the offensive coordinator thinking?
I don't disagree, but Wilson shouldn't have risked a "boneheaded" throw like that with two (running) downs and a timeout left. Incomplete pass on 2nd down, clock stops, two chances to run it one yard for the win. There's blame to go around?
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I find it hard to blame Wilson. The sideline called the play, he threw it but the DB jumped the route.

I have to admit wondering what a more experienced QB like Brady might have done in the same situation and if he might have audibled a different play and take his chances with the POd offensive coordinator.
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I find it hard to blame Wilson. The sideline called the play, he threw it but the DB jumped the route.

I have to admit wondering what a more experienced QB like Brady might have done in the same situation and if he might have audibled a different play and take his chances with the POd offensive coordinator.
I am not blaming Wilson alone.

You're making my point? Wilson is young but he's already great IMO. A great QB doesn't make a throw like that no matter what play the coach or OC calls. On 2nd down (two more plays left to go 1 yard), a great QB throws it away faced with that situation, and the coach and OC would expect him to throw it away.

Hats off to all the Seahawks, in post game press, none of them are blaming each other and Carroll and Wilson are taking the blame head on.

I am glad the Pats won, but the Seahawks are undeniably a great team, especially on defense.
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