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The Official NFL Thread: 2012-13 Season

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by jrd617, Aug 11, 2012.

  1. munchausen

    munchausen Well-Known Member

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    I was 4/4 this weekend, so Im feeling good about those predictions
     
  2. Nil

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    Same picks for me also.
     
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    Consensus seems to be that GBvsSF is the only real tossup here
     
  5. Phantoom

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    Went 3-1 against the spread last week (stupid Bengals). This week I'm probably going Seattle (+2.5) and NE (-9.5). Not sure about Denver (-8.5), but I'll probably go San Fran (-3).
     
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    i think the SEA vs ATL game is a toss-up also.

    Seattle is playing really well but it's still an away game across the country early in the day. If they get off to another slow start they'll be in trouble. Atlanta is a better team than the Redskins.
     
  7. Phantoom

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    Agree with this completely. We are all used to ATL just being disappointing in the playoffs, but that doesn't mean they will be this year. I'm still taking the Hawks, but it's close.
     
  8. Nil

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    If that's an ACL tear in the same knee..... :uhoh:
     
  9. NorCal

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    I've got NE, Den, for sure.
    NFC is much, much harder. Atl is mos def a better team than the 'Skins but Seattle is beasting. SF at home over GB is close but I've got to go SF. Their D is playing really well and they have had some much needed rest. If Justin Smith is healthy and able to play up to his usual level and Frank Gore can be effective I think they take this.

    I really have no idea who wins Seattle or Atl., I guess I pick the Falcons.
     
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    Yup. That knee has to be reconstructed again even if it is a partial tear judging by the way it buckled yesterday. He is going to run out of tendons in his kneecaps if he doesn't slow down.
     
  11. Douglas

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    Not that anyone asked for my opinion, but in light of all the Ray Lewis hate in here, here's my take on the guy.

    It's self-evident that he was there when those guys were murdered, and that his friends murdered them. I think from the evidence that it's also clear he did not do it himself. And I'd also wager those two dead guys were no angels either - just the guys that came out on the losing end of a pathetic dispute.

    I think he's like a lot of NFL, NBA, and other sports figures who come from shady backgrounds and then hit the big time. They become torn between their new success and their old friends from a much dodgier place; they resist abandoning their old friends and their baggage for fear of becoming sellouts. Without football, yes, I'm sure Ray Lewis could have been one of the guys killing, or being killed. It's all part of a completely fucked up cycle that afflicts many of our urban poor. And calling it an affliction does not completely absolve Lewis, or anyone in that situation, from responsibility for his actions. As a result of who he was and what he did, I understand why many loathe him, and might feel a special revulsion for the way he is lauded, these days with nary a mention of the murder rap. I feel some of those pangs myself...

    But I do think that in Lewis' case, the life that he has led after the incident actually demonstrates that he is a changed man. He gives enormous amounts of his time and energy off the field. He is a mentor to literally hundreds of NFL players around the league who might end up in a similar situation to the one he was in. He apparently texts and speaks daily with dozens of players from nearly every NFL team. He gives motivational speeches and makes appearances at hundreds of community events, most of them unpaid. Some of this may just be an eyeball test, but I get the feeling from Lewis' open nature and the things he says that he is genuinely contrite in a way I don't see from, say, Mike Vick.

    And he is genuinely an extremely hard worker. He puts more time in the weight room, more time in conditioning, and more time in the film room than anyone else. He's earned every inch of his football success - remember the knock on him was that he didn't have the size or speed to play at the NFL level. He's also a remarkable leader - his teammates absolutely worship him.

    Anyways, I think he's a relatively changed man, and I've spend the last 10+ years cheering pretty loud when he came in and did that dance. Albeit with a slight pang of guilt.

    I wish he'd have retired a few seasons ago, but he's been pretty fucking awesome.

    I'd rather have dinner with Ray Ray than that sniveling bitch Tom Brady, btw.
     
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  12. Steve B.

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    NE hung 40 on them and Seattle 50. If that's playing well I'd like to know what playing bad is.

    Frank Gore is no AP, and the Packers solved AP's riddle last week.

    Packers. But it will be close.
     
  13. in stitches

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    douglas, i dont hate ray lewis for his background at all. and i would never deny his tremendous skill as an athlete, his complete dedication and tireless work to being the best at what he does, his significant community services and charities locally and nationally, his motivational skills and how they benefit a great many people, or any of his other many accomplishments.

    i just dont like his personality. he turns me off entirely. his vibe, body language and attitude all just make me nauseous. the way he carries himself, the things he says, all of it. i just dont like him. he annoys me.
     
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  14. HRoi

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    well, if you bring Vick and Tom Brady into the comparison then i totally agree :lol:
     
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    Well, they did manage to pretty much ass rape Brady when it counted.

    And Gore is no AP but the Niners O-Line and QB is not scrub central and Joe Webb either.
     
  16. Steve B.

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    Niners really only have 1 receiver who is the quality of the Packers' 5. (+1 DeJuan also racked up a few yards last week) And Aaron Rodgers vs. Kapernick (sp)? C'mon.

    Suggest the usual avi bet...
     
  17. NorCal

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    Sure, one week, no spread winner takes all.
     
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  19. Steve B.

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    You got it.
     
  20. Nil

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    Damn.
     

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