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Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on February 5, 2018

Where I come from if you pulled that grade down you’d be checking in with a D- and a possible trip to the principal’s office…

Good ol’ squeaky clean and perfectly terrific Tom Brady dropped his Super Bowl record to 5-3. And he could EASILY be 3-5 if it weren’t for some incredibly stupid coaching decisions on the part of the opposition.

But whatever, I appreciate he’s a great QB, due to his longevity he’s the most accomplished QB of all time. There. I said it.

But if I needed one win and I got to pick a QB in his prime there is no question who I go with. Joe. A thousand times Joe.

 

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  1. willedav said, on February 5, 2018 at 7:18 am

    the endless GOAT argument…best news yesterday for Niners fans was hearing they are close to getting deal done for J-G.

  2. willedav said, on February 5, 2018 at 8:12 am

    Reading through blogosphere comments, appears Eagles have really good offensive system coaching and play calling in place, and are very talented at line and skill positions. Foles is only signed for one more year so at some point decision has to be made. Gotta wonder if he’d thrive elsewhere or is just in perfect spot.

    Pats D got shredded all night…isn’t the D co-ordinator set to coach Lions? Yeow

  3. YogiBarrister (@Yogi47951368) said, on February 5, 2018 at 9:31 am

    It depends in what context this must-win game is being played. If the Niners needed to win one game next season, I’d take Jimmy G over Joe. He’s proven he can win with their personnel, under Shanahan’s system, playing by current rules.

    • unca_chuck said, on February 5, 2018 at 9:33 am

      No one is taking the bait, skipwad.

  4. unca_chuck said, on February 5, 2018 at 9:32 am

    The running joke at the party I was at was the over/under on how many times the cameras would show the beleaguered Pats defensive coordinator Matt Patricia. We set the line before the game at 8.5.

    I think they showed him about 14 times. Good stuff. Doug Pederson has some pretty big balls making those 4th down calls.

    The one area where Brady gets his due is he’s never had a very spectacular group of WRs around him. Moss was the best guy he had, and the numbers they put up together are pretty astounding. Like his contemporary T.O. however, Moss had a way of talking his way out of the good graces of the teams he was on. Thing is, though, a good QB should be the one to make his WRs better. We certainly saw that up close and personal with Jimmy Garoppolo.

    Word is, a deal is imminent.

    • xoot said, on February 5, 2018 at 9:36 am

      and the flip side–the Eagles WRs and RBs were good yesterday

      • Lurker John said, on February 5, 2018 at 10:26 am

        Yeah, the both of them. Blount is like a runaway train once he gets in the secondary. You know he was loving sticking it to the Pats.

  5. gianthead said, on February 5, 2018 at 9:35 am

    And one could argue that Brady and the Patriots should never have been in that first super bowl after one of the most ridiculous calls in NFL history.

    I am good with saying Brady is the best QB in history because if number og super bowl appearances and longevity. But in our heyday with Joe, Jerry and Ronnie and Niners rocking defense, we beat each if these Pats teams 9 of 10 times.

    The Pats are like the Yankees from the 50s. They have had the best organization, but have excelled due to a general weakness in the sport lacking few good teams and no consistently dominant ones. Yanks though did not lose through 3 WS in that era..

    • xoot said, on February 5, 2018 at 9:39 am

      my favorite moment in the game was Brady getting stripped near the end of the 4th and trying to make it look like he was in the act of throwing the ball forward. That empty hand, waving weakly, was beautiful. I wish someone would put up a video meme comparing yesterday’s fumble with the hand-wave in the 2001 snow bowl. I’ll bet they’re similar.

      • gianthead said, on February 5, 2018 at 9:50 am

        Very f’n similar…I was ready for them to pull the same horse shit call as they did then. Of course that was the moment heading to 2 minute warning I decided to take a leak and missed the damn thing…

    • gianthead said, on February 5, 2018 at 9:48 am

      Ok from 1947-1958, Yanks went 6-2 in WS and think they beat the Flodgers 4 times…Flodgers the Bills if the 50s? Did win one…Pats go 5-3 over 17 years…

  6. Lurker John said, on February 5, 2018 at 10:22 am

    Yes, Flav, a thousand times Joe.

  7. Lurker John said, on February 5, 2018 at 10:25 am

    Yeah, kudos to Pederson for the two ballsiest 4th down calls in SB history, bar none. Unbelievable and refreshing to see in the otherwise ultra conservative NFL. And Foles. The dude looked fantastic out there, from the opening play. Very happy for the Eagles and even happier that NE lost. Very enjoyable.

  8. unca_chuck said, on February 5, 2018 at 11:11 am

    Thing about the tuck rule is it was called in a game before the Brady one. Once. It was Testaverde and the Bucs against the Pats. I think it was the same season.

    The big difference (but still it was a terrible call) between the tuck game and yesterday’s was Brady had moved his arm forward as if to throw, and didn’t in the AFC Championship game against the Raiders. He was tucking the ball back to his body when he was hit and fumbled. This one was clearly out before he even got his arm moving forward. An obvious fumble.

    As someone said, what is really annoying about the NFL these days is, you can’t even celebrate a TD in real-time these days. You score, get excited, then sit on the bench while the wonks 1,200 miles away verify that the ball didn’t minutely shift positions as the WR is falling to the ground. I was shocked that Philly got both the TD catches they did as both were within the convoluted guidelines of not being catches.

    • Macdog said, on February 5, 2018 at 11:49 am

      Testaverde was with the Jets in 2001. Damn, I don’t remember that, but here it is:

      This was not the first time the Patriots had seen the tuck rule invoked in the 2001 NFL season. On September 23, Patriots defensive end Anthony Pleasant apparently forced Jets quarterback Vinny Testaverde to fumble, but the call was overturned upon review and ruled an incomplete pass.

    • YogiBarrister (@Yogi47951368) said, on February 5, 2018 at 11:49 am

      The first one maybe could have been overturned. The second was obviously not an incomp,etye pass as he ran three steps and had control of the ball as he dove into the end zone.
      It was worth it just to listen to Collingsworth be wrong twice. I expect Trump will appoint him to the Federal Bench soon.

    • Macdog said, on February 5, 2018 at 11:54 am

      In that same game, Jets LB Mo Lewis knocked out Drew Bledsoe, who was replaced for the rest of the season by . . . Tom Brady.

    • YogiBarrister (@Yogi47951368) said, on February 5, 2018 at 11:56 am

      The first one maybe could have been overturned. The second was obviously not an incomplete pass, as he ran three steps and had control of the ball as he dove into the end zone.
      It was worth it just to listen to Collingsworth be wrong twice. I expect Trump will appoint him to the Federal Bench soon.

  9. alleykat69 said, on February 5, 2018 at 11:48 am

    Yeah let’s get Jimmy G signed long term now!
    My kid bought me a Jimmy G #10 jersey after we watched them light up the Jaguars, so I don’t want no stinking franchise tag on this stud..

  10. snarkk said, on February 5, 2018 at 2:08 pm

    Now that the Pigskin Litigation season is officially done, we can move to baseball, thankfully. Spring trainin should be more interesting than usual as we may have a bunch of unsigned FAs out there still looking for spots as the camps open up. I don’t see SF making anymore material moves that could impact the 25 until ST starts in earnest, and they get some idea of where their young OF prospects are. The Pen still seems open to somebody coming in and making a ST push to bull his way onto it. To me, the Pen looks dicey with unknowns– Melancon and Smith coming off surgeries, in particular…

  11. snarkk said, on February 5, 2018 at 2:20 pm

    IMO the Brady-never-had the Receivers that Joe had argument is a false comparison. It assumes Joe couldn’t make similar sausage if he had guys like Edelman and not Jerry or John Taylor. The first two SBs that Joe had didn’t involve Jerry or Taylor. Joe was throwing to guys like Schuman, Dwight, Freddy Solomon, Earl Cooper, Mike Whatshisname — Chuck can help me out with more. Those guys weren’t HOF material by a long shot. Joe would do just fine with Brady’s WR crew, because Joe was a very accurate passer, hitting his guys in stride that were covered was one of his great talents…

  12. zumiee said, on February 5, 2018 at 6:10 pm

    Oklahoma is on. Trae Young time.

  13. zumiee said, on February 5, 2018 at 7:17 pm

    Carter, the point guard for West Virginia, is good, too.

  14. alleykat69 said, on February 5, 2018 at 7:23 pm

    Snarkk,
    Mike Wilson(85) was one of the WR’s on that team, had some nice production in limited playing time, though he ended up with 4 SB rings which is always nice. Another contributor who came up big on some runs, especially in the SB was RB Linville Elliott,a backup to Earl Cooper.FB Bill Ring had some shining moments as well,especially as a lead blocker..

  15. zumiee said, on February 5, 2018 at 7:39 pm

    The center for West Virginia, Konate, has massive muscular arms. He looks like a young Karl Malone out there. Doesn’t have Malone’s skill on offense, but is a serious shot-blocker.

  16. xoot said, on February 5, 2018 at 7:50 pm

    KY beat WVa at WVa a week or two back by running them hard and playing good D at the end. WVa looked pretty thuggish in that game and FTs helped KY too. I’m not real impressed with Oks D tonight

    • xoot said, on February 5, 2018 at 7:53 pm

      Well since I posted that Oks played some good D

      • zumiee said, on February 5, 2018 at 8:06 pm

        The WVa coach is a crack-up. Always looks in agony. I can’t imagine coaching at the college level.

      • xoot said, on February 5, 2018 at 8:16 pm

        Did you hear his let’s get to know the coach interview before the KY game? A more laid back arrogant guy would be hard to conjure. “What kind of car do you drive?” the tv man asked. “Escalade, ” he said, as if it should’ve been obvious

      • zumiee said, on February 5, 2018 at 8:20 pm

        I didn’t see the interview, but he struck me tonight as being kind of a schmuck.

      • xoot said, on February 5, 2018 at 8:40 pm

        Lol. He’s an asshole but he’s hardly a schmuck. Give credit to accomplishment where credit is due.

  17. zumiee said, on February 5, 2018 at 8:15 pm

    Great game. WVa wins a close one. Oklahoma had a chance at the end.

  18. djloo27 said, on February 5, 2018 at 8:17 pm

    The QB who seems to get no respect is Terry Bradshaw. I know his teams had lots of HOFers on both side of the ball, but that shouldn’t diminish his accomplishments…

    • zumiee said, on February 5, 2018 at 8:21 pm

      He threw a beautiful deep ball.

    • willedav said, on February 5, 2018 at 8:37 pm

      but like Peyton Manning he refuses to go away.

  19. alleykat69 said, on February 5, 2018 at 8:49 pm

    Hey anybody that has 4 SB rings gets my respect.Bradshaw&Montana both 4-0 in Super Bowls says it all.These guys were gamers that refused to lose..

    • snarkk said, on February 5, 2018 at 9:06 pm

      Thanks for the Mike Wilson name, kat.
      I couldn’t remember his last name. He wasn’t exactly a HOFer. I’d argue that Amendola and Edelman and Welker for the Pats were better than Wilson, and not by a little…

  20. djloo27 said, on February 5, 2018 at 9:20 pm

    Todd Frazier signs with Mets – 2yrs/$17 million…

    • snarkk said, on February 5, 2018 at 9:48 pm

      That a trifle less than one year of Longoria’s 5-year deal for $87 million.
      Compare 2017, Longoria v Frazier:
      WAR: 3.6 v 3.4
      HRs: 20 v 27
      RBI: 86 v 76
      OPS: .737 v .772
      BA: .261 v. 213

  21. snarkk said, on February 5, 2018 at 9:55 pm

    Springer signs w Astros for 2 years at $12 million per. Wish the Giants had a young stud OFer like that.
    https://www.si.com/mlb/2018/02/05/houston-astros-george-springer-contract

    • alleykat69 said, on February 5, 2018 at 10:40 pm

      Been sayin the “wish we had a stud young outfielder broken record routine” since the days of Chili 🌶 Davis!
      Just don’t think it’s in the Giants orq DNA to ever have the ability to draft one..

  22. xoot said, on February 5, 2018 at 10:30 pm

    I think it’s safe to the Giants aren’t colluding with anyone

    • xoot said, on February 5, 2018 at 10:31 pm

      safe to say


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