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Old 01-30-2014, 08:50 AM   #161
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Sherman is playing the crowds no dummy its good for ratings and the added color shows what competition is all about. Would you like to watch lay ups or some dunks in your face.
If he eats his words it still has some really good special spirit for the great super bowl. Hawks 34 Ponies 17
+1......I for one would love to see Manning on his derriere all afternoon
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Old 01-30-2014, 08:50 AM   #162
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Sherman needs treatment for a speech pathology problem. I cannot understand a word he says.
He has a 4.2 GPA from Stanford!
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Well, if you've heard anything from him well after the game was over, it would make sense. He is very bright and well-spoken and chooses words carefully. He just utterly and completely lost it when he was jacked up on emotions and adrenaline. He was still in full-on trash-talk mode when the immediate post-game interview took place and hadn't come down to switch gears.

I think it's refreshing that he hasn't apologized about what he said regarding Crabtree -- which I take to mean that he still "owns" those words. All he apologized for was taking attention away from his team and what they accomplished, and placed almost all of it on him. I can respect that.
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Until the Cowboy's market value (#1 franchise) takes a hit, Jerry has no incentive to disengage himself from his role as general manager. I just wish they would have a bad year in terms of merchandise, advertising and ticket sales and then maybe Jerry might get the message. Until then, Cowboys will continue to flounder in mediocrity. Even when Jerry kicks the bucket, you have Steven waiting in the wings, and I have no reason to believe he would be any different.

As for the last season, I was hoping they would lose more games to get higher draft pic, but they'd probably mess that up as well.

As to Romo, and although its always a crapshoot, IMHO, its time for the Cowboys to draft a young QB.
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Until the Cowboy's market value (#1 franchise) takes a hit, Jerry has no incentive to disengage himself from his role as general manager. I just wish they would have a bad year in terms of merchandise, advertising and ticket sales and then maybe Jerry might get the message. Until then, Cowboys will continue to flounder in mediocrity. Even when Jerry kicks the bucket, you have Steven waiting in the wings, and I have no reason to believe he would be any different.

As for the last season, I was hoping they would lose more games to get higher draft pic, but they'd probably mess that up as well.

As to Romo, and although its always a crapshoot, IMHO, its time for the Cowboys to draft a young QB.
Yeah, going 8-8 or 9-7 and just missing the playoffs can sometimes suck more than going 2-14, especially where the draft is concerned. (Just ask the Colts, who were awful for one year and got Andrew Luck to show for it.) And the Cowboys have mastered missing the playoffs at 8-8. The entire Jerry Jones era, with a couple of significantly better and significantly worse exceptions, has been marked by remarkably consistent mediocrity.
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Until the Cowboy's market value (#1 franchise) takes a hit, Jerry has no incentive to disengage himself from his role as general manager. I just wish they would have a bad year in terms of merchandise, advertising and ticket sales and then maybe Jerry might get the message. Until then, Cowboys will continue to flounder in mediocrity. Even when Jerry kicks the bucket, you have Steven waiting in the wings, and I have no reason to believe he would be any different. As for the last season, I was hoping they would lose more games to get higher draft pic, but they'd probably mess that up as well. As to Romo, and although its always a crapshoot, IMHO, its time for the Cowboys to draft a young QB.
Jerry has lost his mind. Just in effect demoted his offensive and defensive coordinators, promoted the line coach over Kiffin, and brought in another "play caller" to supersede the original demoted play caller (Garrett) and this years play caller (Callahan). When you break up with a girl you cut the cord completely, you don't feel sorry for her and let her tag along and watch you with another lady.
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Jerry has lost his mind. Just in effect demoted his offensive and defensive coordinators, promoted the line coach over Kiffin, and brought in another "play caller" to supersede the original demoted play caller (Garrett) and this years play caller (Callahan). When you break up with a girl you cut the cord completely, you don't feel sorry for her and let her tag along and watch you with another lady.
Lost his mind, I didn't think he had one in a football sense in the first place. Nevertheless, he will still be directing the show through however many coaches he puts in place.
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I thought it would interesting to tally the votes in this thread. Then I realized there were still 8 teams at the time, not 4. Plus several "not XXX" comments. I gave up (told you about this laziness problem).

I will note that Mr Midpack made the correct prediction for SB teams wayyy back then.
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I will note that Mr Midpack made the correct prediction for SB teams wayyy back then.
Good on him!

I'd also note that a fair number of people predicted a Falcons-Texans Super Bowl in August. These two teams finished a combined 6-26...
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I thought it would interesting to tally the votes in this thread. Then I realized there were still 8 teams at the time, not 4. Plus several "not XXX" comments. I gave up (told you about this laziness problem).

I will note that Mr Midpack made the correct prediction for SB teams wayyy back then.

Oops! It was ripper1! But you were hot on the trail, Midpack!
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Well, if you've heard anything from him well after the game was over, it would make sense. He is very bright and well-spoken and chooses words carefully. He just utterly and completely lost it when he was jacked up on emotions and adrenaline. He was still in full-on trash-talk mode when the immediate post-game interview took place and hadn't come down to switch gears.

I think it's refreshing that he hasn't apologized about what he said regarding Crabtree -- which I take to mean that he still "owns" those words. All he apologized for was taking attention away from his team and what they accomplished, and placed almost all of it on him. I can respect that.
I have heard him speak, and he seems reasonably well-spoken. My post about the comm degree was meant in jest, though I'm sure a comm degree at Stanford is more difficult than a comm degree at Party State U.

As for his "rant", wtf ever... If I wanted to watched a bunch of show-offs full of bluster and self-promotion, I'd watch rasslin'. I have more respect for a humble, soft-spoken athlete, not one pointing out how "great" he is. Perhaps that's just me; if so, so be it.
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Who will win Super Bowl #48: Denver or Seattle? (Denver has the NFL's #1 Ranked Offense, as many of you know, while Seattle has the #1 Defense.)

Peyton Manning is a great QB; there's no denying that, especially this season. But 14 of Denver's 18 games (regular & post-season) were vs. teams whose defenses were ranked in the NFL's bottom 15 defense teams (which = a soft schedule, to me). Seattle has faced much tougher defense opponents, especially in their last six games, and won.

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Seattle has faced much tougher defense opponents, especially in their last six games, and won.

Go Hawks!
Then how do you explain the Cardinals dominating the Seahawks on in December? Seahawks just think they are good.
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Pretty much a toss up. Love the matchup one #1 defense vs #1 offense.

My pick goes Broncos 27, Seahawks 24.
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Yeah, going 8-8 or 9-7 and just missing the playoffs can sometimes suck more than going 2-14, especially where the draft is concerned. (Just ask the Colts, who were awful for one year and got Andrew Luck to show for it.) And the Cowboys have mastered missing the playoffs at 8-8. The entire Jerry Jones era, with a couple of significantly better and significantly worse exceptions, has been marked by remarkably consistent mediocrity.
You make this almost sound like a bad thing.

Picking Broncos.
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Being from the PNW, I am hoping for the 'Hawks. The party is at the home of a former Denver resident (now fulltime PV). Should be a noisy game.

As for betting on the outcome, we are doing a 10x10 so winning $ will be pretty random.
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I hear there's a football game this Sunday.

I'll go out on a limb here, and say that the team with the most points will win.
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