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post #16 of 51
Good. I prefer a dead downtown Indianapolis.
post #17 of 51
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Good. I prefer a dead downtown Indianapolis.

LOL True fan right here!
post #18 of 51
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What a little bitch Rivers is too!

Getting into it with the fans? Jesus Christ man, you make tons of cash doing what you love to do. Fuckin grow up. The NFL should fine him. TWICE in the same day he got into arguments with fans at the RCA dome.

I realize the fan instigated it.... and I was really disappointed in our fans booing the little girl who won the PPK competition just b/c she was in a Pats jersey (that's just shitty), but it's even worse for someone like Rivers to be arguing with fans and stuff. That really pissed me off.
post #19 of 51
I didn't notice Rivers in a "fight." I saw Rivers walking to the locker room. The only audio I heard was, "I appreciate that." Rivers appeared to be smiling throughout the exchange. However, at this time, the outcome of the game was anything but certain. So, I don't believe that particular instance could be counted as cockiness or rubbing it in. Where was the fight I obviously missed?
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I didn't notice Rivers in a "fight." I saw Rivers walking to the locker room. The only audio I heard was, "I appreciate that." Rivers appeared to be smiling throughout the exchange. However, at this time, the outcome of the game was anything but certain. So, I don't believe that particular instance could be counted as cockiness or rubbing it in. Where was the fight I obviously missed?


Not necessarily a fight, but that was what started it. I admit that in that first fight the Colts fans were at fault. They were taunting him, and he was taking it in stride, laughing it off b/c we were pissed about being in such a close game. I'll admit, I enjoyed the 'I appreciate that' comment. Although I'm a big Colts fan and wanted to win, i liked the fact that at first he was just taking it all in. Hell, to be booed at an opponent's stadium is kind of a sign that you've actually made it, right?

The second situation came right as the Chargers got the ball back and they only had to kneel it twice to win. Rivers got up from sitting on the bench and walked over to the edge of the stands and got into a yelling match with one of the fans, the fan flipped him off after a few minutes and you coudl see Rivers mouth the words 'fuck off.'
post #21 of 51
Thanks, kwilkinson. I didn't see Rivers' end-of-game going to the edge of the stands to start/finish some business. It's fine to "turn the other cheek", but I'd probably need to know more about what was actually said to gauge whether Rivers' "fuck off" was warranted. "Booing" at an opponent's stadium is a sign he's made an impact, sure. Or, rather, it can be. But it is not necessarily true.

This game, in the here and now, Rivers was on the sideline, after all. While victory should be the sweetest comeback, it's conceivable that during his sidelined time, he had a lot of nastiness heaped upon him. Who knows what lines were crossed? Are there any lines? Fans shouldn't/don't get free reign to say and do whatever, just as athletes don't/shouldn't. But, they generally both do.
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Thanks, kwilkinson. I didn't see Rivers' end-of-game going to the edge of the stands to start/finish some business. It's fine to "turn the other cheek", but I'd probably need to know more about what was actually said to gauge whether Rivers' "fuck off" was warranted. "Booing" at an opponent's stadium is a sign he's made an impact, sure. Or, rather, it can be. But it is not necessarily true.

This game, in the here and now, Rivers was on the sideline, after all. While victory should be the sweetest comeback, it's conceivable that during his sidelined time, he had a lot of nastiness heaped upon him. Who knows what lines were crossed? Are there any lines? Fans shouldn't/don't get free reign to say and do whatever, just as athletes don't/shouldn't. But, they generally both do.

I agree. I think fans cross lines a lot. I was at a cubs/reds game in Cincinatti once and this guy was just screamin his head off about how Todd Hollandsworth sucked, this guy was relentless, like 6 innings straight of nothing but talking shit. Hollandsworth never turned around. He had a triple in the 6th inning, and in the 7th the guy was screaming again. Hollandsworth just raised his hand and did the little rub your two fingers across your thumb move, to signify he was rubbing some cash in his hand. It was hilarious. The guy blew up about how he didn't care if hollandsworth was a millionaire or not; he still sucked. I hate the cubs, but I loved seeing an athlete react like that! lol

I agree that fans and athletes cross the lines, but I think Rivers needs to be held to a higher standard than the fans. He's making a ton of cash to do what he loves every day of the year. Of course the fan is gonna be a dumbass... we're fans! lol, but Rivers is the one in the NFL, the one with thousands of people watching, and the one who is supposed to set an example and be a better role model. That's why I think what Rivers did was worse, although what the fan did was stupid and useless.
post #23 of 51
I hear ya. I see why it can be considered worse on Rivers' part. But, equivocation of money and fame to a behavioral standards requirement devalues the standards, especially when the average fan isn't expected to be held to the same or effectively gets a wink-and-nod free pass.
post #24 of 51
Was this Tony Dungy's last game as an NFL coach? Truly classy dude. Unlike several of his "peers" in the league.
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Was this Tony Dungy's last game as an NFL coach? Truly classy dude. Unlike several of his "peers" in the league.

Just like last year, Dungy says that after the season is over, he'll sit down with his wife and come to a conclusion with her.

I sincerely hope that he is not retiring. Not only one of the best coaches I've ever seen, but as you said, a truly classy guy. Top of the line.
post #26 of 51
I heard this morning that Irsay had met with Dungy earlier this week to dissuade retirement. I'm curious whether or not something similar occurred last season.
post #27 of 51
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^^Are you being sarcastic?? Because I really believe this.
It's true the NFL would rather have a Colts-Pats championship game than SD-Pats so those two huge calls make me wonder. The Colts have a much bigger fan base, Peyton I'd put my face on a port-a-potty if they paid me Manning, the whole rivalry. SD-Pats has very few angles for them to play up. I think the Dream Matchups for the league were Cowboys-Pats (biggest fan base, America's Team, nonstop jabbering about Romo and Brady's girlfriends), then NYG-Colts for the whole Manning vs Manning (NYG also big market), followed by GB-Pats (I can already hear them tugging on Favre's jock) I thought the refs were trying to hook up the Cowboys as well. The snap from center was so delayed from the snap count that players were moving before the ball was actually snapped on many plays. I think they only called it once on the RT Columbo. Witten was moving so early I thought it was CFL. Joey Porter was right.. couple of years ago the refs tried to hand the game to the Colts but once PIT made it, they did everything they could to give it to them instead of Seattle. Who cares about Seattle right? Certainly not as bad as NBA (eg different set of rules for Lebron particularly traveling/charging) but still sickening.
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It's true the NFL would rather have a Colts-Pats championship game than SD-Pats so those two huge calls make me wonder. The Colts have a much bigger fan base, Peyton I'd put my face on a port-a-potty if they paid me Manning, the whole rivalry. SD-Pats has very few angles for them to play up.

I think the Dream Matchups for the league were Cowboys-Pats (biggest fan base, America's Team, nonstop jabbering about Romo and Brady's girlfriends), then NYG-Colts for the whole Manning vs Manning (NYG also big market), followed by GB-Pats (I can already hear them tugging on Favre's jock)

I thought the refs were trying to hook up the Cowboys as well. The snap from center was so delayed from the snap count that players were moving before the ball was actually snapped on many plays. I think they only called it once on the RT Columbo. Witten was moving so early I thought it was CFL.

Joey Porter was right.. couple of years ago the refs tried to hand the game to the Colts but once PIT made it, they did everything they could to give it to them instead of Seattle. Who cares about Seattle right?

Certainly not as bad as NBA (eg different set of rules for Lebron particularly traveling/charging) but still sickening.

You know you're on thin ice rhetorically any time you find yourself saying "Joey Porter was right".
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You know you're on thin ice rhetorically any time you find yourself saying "Joey Porter was right".

He's like a broken clock.
post #30 of 51
Good job by the Charggers, they played full game and how about Volek!! He drove the Charggers down the field and scored himself The game showed how important Marvin Harrison to PM and the Colts. SD is built to stop a team like the Colts and have their number. Nice int. return by Cromartie even though it was call back. I don't think SD can beat NE. Only NE can beat NE.
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