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Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on January 6, 2019

I was happy to see Seattle backdoor that cover last night. I am not betting actually money on any of these games and I had been on a bit of a streak going 3 for 3 (and a push) last Sun, then Pitt covering vs the Cardinal, then Indy winning outright…I was starting to kick myself for not betting any of these games. Anyway, back to losing that’s always a good reality check….

I just want to see offense today. I know Baltimore and Chicago D’s are considered formidable but I just don’t find football interesting with a bunch of 3 and outs and/or field goals kicked.

Back in the day it was fun watching a dominant defense because of all the licks they’d lay on their opponent. Now it’s just a bunch of defenders coming to a screeching halt with their arms extended hoping not to draw a penalty. It’s stupid….

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  1. zumiee said, on January 6, 2019 at 8:42 am

    Defensive coordinators are amazing. The rules are always changed to help the offensives and yet these D coordinators continue to cleverly find ways to shut down offenses.

    • zumiee said, on January 6, 2019 at 8:43 am

      “offenses,” not “offensives”

  2. willedav said, on January 6, 2019 at 9:52 am

    Doing cardio at gym this morning, ESPN had D Fox spin move and score as #6 top play. J Jackson’s butt plant before the Curry 3 was in there too. Fun game Kings play them tough. I think Kings have lost last 4 or so over all by 4 points or less. I like Giles off bench myself for more PT and they need a grittier inside guy than WCS.

    Offense today, idk. It’s gonna be freezing in the Windy and probably not much warmer in Balt.

  3. alleykat69 said, on January 6, 2019 at 9:54 am

    But then again the DC has no clever play called up for the refs throwing a phantom bs call on 3 rd and 25 for the automatic 1st down!
    Just gets my blood pressure boiling 🥵 when this common shit keeps happening!
    Yet I can’t blame the OC, hell they know toss it downfield and we have over 50% chance of getting a pass interference flag!
    I don’t know how you can be a DB for 16 weeks and not have nightmares between each game..

  4. snarkk said, on January 6, 2019 at 11:35 am

    The biggest reason people still pay attention to NFL football is betting.
    Either playing the game spread or this fantasy crap.
    There can’t be much actual interest in the game itself, because the rules changes and incessant penalties (often ridiculous and wrongly decided even with replay) make almost every game unwatchable…

  5. willedav said, on January 6, 2019 at 11:39 am

    Over/under was 41. It would take 4 TDs+ to go over that in second half.
    I’m sure most guys watch more football than I do. Is a Jackson type running QB a one off or does he have career? He had a nice run for them just wonder if it is sustainable into next year or beyond.

  6. Flavor said, on January 6, 2019 at 11:43 am

    oh man, this is why you don’t gamble on football

    • snarkk said, on January 6, 2019 at 11:53 am

      If you’re depending on some dude you don’t even know in a game over which you have no control to make a decision that can cost you $50K in the blink of an eye, you deserve this. Guy definitely proves the point about fans not giving a crap about the game, but the wager. This loser’s twittershit looks like he’s some kind of tout. Yeah, I’ll “sports invest” with him…

  7. snarkk said, on January 6, 2019 at 11:48 am

    I watched highlights of the Dubs/Kings tilt last night.
    Man, that was some incredible 3-point shooting by both teams.
    Steph’s shooting is just amazing.
    Dubs need to bolster their bench, or they’re not going to make it to the Western Conference Finals

  8. Macdog said, on January 6, 2019 at 12:27 pm

    A touchdown!

  9. alleykat69 said, on January 6, 2019 at 12:45 pm

    Harbaugh is a freakin idiot staying with Jackson who is overwhelmed in this game!

  10. zumiee said, on January 6, 2019 at 1:21 pm

    Typical Charger collapse.

    • zumiee said, on January 6, 2019 at 1:23 pm

      But held on at the end.

  11. alleykat69 said, on January 6, 2019 at 1:25 pm

    Flacco is good as gone, Harbaugh as well..

  12. mrsprtdude said, on January 6, 2019 at 2:21 pm

    Game was slow / boring till the end.

  13. gianthead said, on January 6, 2019 at 2:25 pm

    Well I thought Ravens had to make the switch to Flaco at half…not sure that cost them the game but they needed a bug shakeup at half and came out flat.

    So that is three straight covers for the dogs…glad also not betting… would be 1-2 on betting because would have taken Seattle on the ML if betting straight up. Had Ravens and would have taken the Bears…

    I’m tired of the new standard in baseball off-season of very little occurring while big names are still on the board as we uncheck toward February. This is now going to be the new JD Martinez strategy by GMs to milk out the off season and try to force the players to sign for less and avoid teams out-bidding each other and driving the salaries skyward…think that is defined as collusion…

  14. pawliekokonuts said, on January 6, 2019 at 4:29 pm

    I see that Z Man’s acquisition of Breyvic Valera has lit this place up. Cool name, at least. I wonder if he’s related to Eamon de Valera.

    • djloo27 said, on January 6, 2019 at 4:37 pm

      Probably not, Pawlie…

  15. djloo27 said, on January 6, 2019 at 4:50 pm

    And that’s that…

  16. djloo27 said, on January 6, 2019 at 5:06 pm

    The Chiefs have nothing to fear but themselves…

  17. alleykat69 said, on January 6, 2019 at 5:07 pm

    Cody Parkey you better get ahold of Steve Bartman immediately about your witness protection program…

  18. Flavor said, on January 6, 2019 at 5:13 pm

    Maybe I’m just a dick but I don’t feel bad for kickers when they miss like that. That’s their job, they get paid incredibly well to mostly do easy things (kick offs) or make field goals (often with not a lot of pressure). I would hope each one would want to be in that situation. We watch them warm up for the kick and nervously worry for them. Fuck that.

  19. Flavor said, on January 6, 2019 at 5:19 pm

    • snarkk said, on January 6, 2019 at 5:34 pm

      Field goals are an idiotic thing anyway, if you think of it. 99% of the game involves taking territory to score 6 points. Yet, you get 3 points for skipping over tons of territory NOT acquired, with a lame ass kick executed by a soccer type kicker who plays no other role. I always thought FGs were dumb, even when I actually liked NFL football. Garo Yepremian comes to mind, some of you older gents may remember his ridiculous play in a Superbowl a long time ago…

      • Flavor said, on January 6, 2019 at 5:43 pm

        great, descriptive point. I hadn’t thought of it that way. I miss all the fat kickers. And Wersching keeping his head down the whole time. When they were dingy, crazy bastards they were more likable. This fucking Cody Doinky guy is as bland as sand.

      • djloo27 said, on January 6, 2019 at 5:45 pm

        I loved the kicking aspect of the game, especially as a kid. I even invented my own miniature game with goalposts I built and a tiny football from a bubblegum machine…

  20. alleykat69 said, on January 6, 2019 at 5:49 pm

    Garo’s stupid pass 1st went off the helmet of his own player, the FG holder Earl Morral into the waiting arms of Mike Bass who returned it for a TD!!

  21. alleykat69 said, on January 6, 2019 at 6:01 pm

    I always dug the “paper football “ game as a kid.Fold a piece of paper into a triangle and your ready to go!
    2 players..Slide the triangle on a smooth table and if you have a hanger it’s 6 pts and your opponent has to put his 2 index fingers together and thumbs up 👍 for the extra point which you bang thru into his face!🤘

  22. willedav said, on January 6, 2019 at 6:51 pm

    wonder what actual pcts. are of calling the time out to ice the guy end of game and then K misses. Bears guy drilled the first one that didn’t count, hits upright next.
    Special teams are important part of the game, field position yada yada. One of complaints I heard when college changed OT rules was they basically took special teams (punts kick offs and returns) completely out of it.

  23. pawliekokonuts said, on January 6, 2019 at 7:17 pm

    Love Loo’s 5:45 and Kat’s 6:01

  24. pawliekokonuts said, on January 6, 2019 at 7:24 pm

    Last night, while accompanying my youngest while she was house- and dog-sitting, we watched the 2014 WS DVD. It’s bizarre how much I forgot, so many players and plays. Gone. Ephemeral. Tyler Colvin. Juan Perez. Jake Peavy. Memory is so selective. And I don’t recall one second of screen time for Matt Cain or Tim Lincecum, except for the latter’s no-hitter that year (and once in the background). Yordano Ventura of the Royals? Died in a crash. Weird to watch. Plus, in my mind, I thought Ishi’s epic homer was in a do or die game. Wasn’t, right?

    • djloo27 said, on January 6, 2019 at 7:31 pm

      And the Cardinal RF watching Ishi’s HR is gone, too…

      • pawliekokonuts said, on January 6, 2019 at 7:33 pm

        oh yeah, right

  25. PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on January 6, 2019 at 7:56 pm

    Back in the very early ’60s as a young boy living in Lawrence Township, NJ, just south of Princeton, I was lucky to be able to have my Dad take me to a bunch of Princeton Tiger football games (basketball, too, saw Bill Bradley play once). Always a great Saturday afternoon event. Cosmo Yacavazzi (no way that’s spelled right but that’s how it was said) was Princeton’s big star at that time (don’t think he made it far in the NFL, seem to remember maybe a year or so with the Jets?)… And lo and behold, Charlie Gogolak, had to have been one of the 1st soccer style kickers. I remember thinking it was pretty cool. His kicks seemed like lasers compared to the traditional straight-on kickers.

    • snarkk said, on January 6, 2019 at 9:07 pm

      Before moving to DC to go to Georgetown law for my LL.M, I hung out with a buddy from Cal at a downtown DC hotel a few nights. He had an extra bed in a room paid for by the world bank, which he was about to start work. I rolled into the hotel lobby about 9 pm and hit the elevator button. The lift descended and I heard laughing in it right before the doors opened. Out walked several people very dressed up including then Senator Bill Bradley. Hewalked right by me, all 6‘ 6“. I thought crap, this DC thing is going to be interesting since I ran into a senator and NBA HOFer on my first night in town. The rest of my 3+ years there, I never “ran into” anybody famous like
      that again. Except the Congressman from New Orleans on Ways And Means who I sat next to in a tax class at GU. He later got indicted for taking over $100k in cash bribes from some foreign countries, which the FBI found stashed in his freezer at home…

  26. pawliekokonuts said, on January 6, 2019 at 8:59 pm

    For Loo and Macdog: Andy Robustelli went to our church. He once sat in the same pew and I thought he was mountainous. Not by today’s standards. Played some baseball with his kid(s). Rickey was one.

    • djloo27 said, on January 6, 2019 at 9:13 pm

      Listed at 6’1″ /230
      https://www.profootballhof.com/players/andy-robustelli/

    • unca_chuck said, on January 6, 2019 at 9:24 pm

      Great football name. Up there with Chuck Bednarik and Tommy Nobis.

      • djloo27 said, on January 6, 2019 at 9:27 pm

        Does the player make the name great or is it the other way around?
        Jim Brown?

      • snarkk said, on January 6, 2019 at 9:31 pm

        Bronco Nogurski…

      • snarkk said, on January 6, 2019 at 9:34 pm

        Dick Butkus; Ray Nitschke…

      • djloo27 said, on January 6, 2019 at 9:41 pm

        Willie Lanier: Stud
        Bob Lanier: Stud
        Hal Lanier: Dud

      • unca_chuck said, on January 6, 2019 at 9:51 pm

        Speaking of Garo Yepremian . . . Larry Czonka. Algae Crumpler, Frostee Rucker

    • Macdog said, on January 6, 2019 at 9:37 pm

      A great player way before my time. I remember Robustelli as the Giants’ director of operations (GM) in the 70s, including his last season in ’78 when the infamous Fumble occurred.

      • djloo27 said, on January 6, 2019 at 9:42 pm

        Parkway Joe…

      • Macdog said, on January 6, 2019 at 9:47 pm

        Keeping with your theme . . .

        Bob Gibson, Cards pitcher: Stud

        Bob Gibson: Giants offensive coordinator responsible for play-call that resulted in infamous Fumble: Bleepin’ Dud.

  27. zumiee said, on January 6, 2019 at 9:11 pm

    That 2014 World Series championship remains kind of unbelievable. Awesomely wonderful, but sort of unbelievable.

    • djloo27 said, on January 6, 2019 at 9:15 pm

      Agree, Zum. Very average team on paper.
      I really thought it would catch up to us in that frightening bottom of the 9th…

  28. PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on January 6, 2019 at 9:15 pm

    Pretty cool, Tom. Bill Bradley was one of my boyhood idols, and when he later got into politics representing the great state of New Jersey in the Senate, I thought for sure he’d make President. My goal was to be his speechwriter. Turned out he was less than scintillating or persuasive as a candidate, in fact rather boring. But yeah, he was tall and lanky. Oh well.

    • djloo27 said, on January 6, 2019 at 9:20 pm

      I read that Dick Barnett used to rag on him for being a poor dresser who wore ill-fitting clothes:
      “London Fog? That sucka cover all of London”

      • PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on January 6, 2019 at 9:27 pm

        He was a bit of an odd duck, but in a good way. Completely unpretentious unassuming and down to earth and the guy actually *cared* about things when he was in the Senate. Smart too. Good bb player, obviously. I thought he had it all. Haven’t heard a thing from him in years….

      • snarkk said, on January 6, 2019 at 9:29 pm

        I remember that Knicks team of early 70s with Red Holtzman. They moved the ball and passed it to find the open man way before the Dubs. If they had the 3 pointer then, Bradley would have made some hay with it…

      • PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on January 6, 2019 at 9:36 pm

        Those long and high arc-ing shots by Bradley and DeBusschere from the baseline were a joy to watch, and yeah, they’d be 3-pointers now….

      • djloo27 said, on January 6, 2019 at 9:36 pm

        And West’s shot would’ve won game 3 in ’70 instead of sending it to an eventual OT loss:

        Refs missed Wilt illegally inbounding the ball, BTW…

    • snarkk said, on January 6, 2019 at 9:26 pm

      William Jefferson was the Congressman. He got busted about 8 or 9 years after i saw him at Georgetown. I thought it was pretty cool a sitting congressman on Ways and Means was taking tax law classes at GU — showed some real interest in the subject matter. He apparently was interested in Cash too, not to be reported as required under IRC section 61…

  29. unca_chuck said, on January 6, 2019 at 9:22 pm

    Funny thing is, that kick by the Bears guy was partially blocked. By like 2 fingers. Not enough to keep it from going far enough, but it must have altered the course of the ball.

  30. zumiee said, on January 6, 2019 at 9:30 pm

    Bill Bradley now does a well-regarded interview show on radio, or maybe as a podcast. Or both.

    • zumiee said, on January 6, 2019 at 9:32 pm

      It’s called “American Voices” on Sirius/XM radio. He interviews a wide variety of people.

      • PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on January 6, 2019 at 9:35 pm

        Cool, good to know.

  31. unca_chuck said, on January 6, 2019 at 9:45 pm

    I wonder what the Eagles to next year with their QBs. Wentz has 2 mediocre seasons around his great one. If Foles takes Philly to another Super Bowl, would they sane him back to the bench?

    And as far as Balt goes, it would have been a bitch to try and play Flacco in the 2nd half. He’s burnt toast anyway.

  32. djloo27 said, on January 7, 2019 at 4:45 am

    Mirage playoff lines:

    Chiefs – 5.5
    Rams – 7
    Pats – 4.5
    Saints – 8.5


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