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  • Mar 28, 2017 03:32 PM
    Last: 29d
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    Didn't see this coming. You can no longer block a field goal or extra point anymore. It's now been banned by the NFL execs. They say it's because it's too dangerous, but I really can't remember a time when anyone got seriously hurt on a blocked field goal. From ESPN -

    NFL owners passed a rule on Tuesday that prohibits players from leaping over linemen to try to block field goal and extra-point attempts.

    Sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter that the league feels the play is too dangerous and a player could get flipped over and seriously injured while leaping over the line.

    If you are going to do away with this, why not just do away with extra points altogether? They already screwed it up by moving the ball back 13 yards anyways. I don't see the logic here. Sucks too, because a few really fun and important games last year were decided because of a blocked field goal/extra point attempt. Remember this?

    Broncos Steal Win with Blocked Extra Point Return After Brees' TD Pass

  • Feb 15, 2017 06:32 AM
    Last: 2mo
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    Where are we at with this? I was hearing for weeks that it was imminent. Now I'm reading it's not even close to a done deal. I know that the biggest hurdle is to get the UFC to allow Conor to cross over into the boxing world, and I heard that Dana White isn't anywhere close yet to allowing that to happen. But then I heard that Mayweather (or is it Conor?) is citing the Ali cause, that shows precedent for it.

    Lots of speculation. Anyone have any real idea if this fight will ever happen? I think it would be the biggest fight in the history of televised fights. Hard for me to imagine if they have gotten anywhere close to making a deal that they couldn't figure out the finer details. Imagine all that money..

  • Jan 22, 2017 07:01 PM
    Last: 3mo
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    PowerPlay Wrote:

    He deserves it more than any other QB in the game right now.

    Curious why you think that? I think he is one of the most deserving. But so is Matt Ryan. Plus Rodgers has already been. Ryan has been really good to great for years now. Lots of bad losses in the playoffs for him. Glad he made it through this time.

    I thought that game was going to be a lot more competitive too.

  • Jan 22, 2017 03:31 PM
    Last: 3mo
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    Super Bowl winner and former MVP Aaron Rodgers vs probable, current league MVP Matt Ryan. Then 2 time Super Bowl winner Big Ben vs 4 time Super Bowl winner, 3 time league MVP Tom Brady.

    Is this the best 4 qbs to ever play in the conference championship games? Found this article, talking about the 1992 lineup, which is pretty stacked as well: Jim Kelly, Dan Marino, Troy Aikman and Steve Young. That might be the winner. But it's close I think.

  • Jan 07, 2017 03:19 PM
    Last: 3mo
    397
    My monies on Falcons and Steelers today. They are the most healthy.
  • Dec 06, 2016 04:34 PM
    Last: 4mo
    387

    Something I have been thinking about and noticing ever since Lebron went to Miami to supposedly form a triple-threat, superstar dynasty is that in most situations, a team is better off with only 1 or 2 superstars at a time. Not 3.

    Sure. The Heat's run might seem to buck that idea. But not really. Lebron was the Xfactor there. As soon as he left, Cleveland became the team to beat. It was all about Lebron, and had very little to do with Wade and Bosh, good as they are.

    Think this is coming to fruition again with the Thunder and the Warriors. I think the Thunder team is operating (offensively at least) a lot more efficiently with Kevin Durant no longer there. Westbrook has been able to fully take over the team, and put it on his back. And there combined talents don't cancel each other out, like they used to.

    Now this theory gets challenged when you consider Durant in Golden State, and how they are now top of the division. But I would argue that they would likely be leading the West regardless, just like last year. And Durant, Curry and Thompson is a rare situation where they play unique enough roles that they can gel together. Though not shine. Curry and Durant on the court at the same time isn't optimal. One will be shadowed to an extent, almost always. Have all 3 at the same time, and you just aren't using your guys right.

    I know there are exceptions to this theory. But I think it makes more sense to only have 1 or 2 superstars per team to build around, as opposed to smashing the league's best all on one team, and expecting that to be awesome. Thoughts?

  • Nov 03, 2016 05:09 PM
    Last: 5mo
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    Official now.

    Peach Bowl will be Washington Huskies v Alabama Crimson Tide.

    Fiesta Bowl will be Ohio State Buckeyes v Clemson Tigers.

    Can't say I'm surprised, after last week's rankings. Prepare yourself for another Alabama national championship. :/ Coming from a win over Ohio State.

  • Nov 21, 2016 03:33 PM
    Last: 5mo
    444

    Passer rating is still a great way to tell how well a qb is actually playing. It's not the end all, be all. But I think it paints a pretty good picture of how their season is going. Here are the top 5 qb ratings so far:

    1. Tom Brady - 123.3
    2. Matt Ryan - 115.1
    3. Dak Prescott - 108.6
    4. Drew Brees - 106.4
    5. Kirk Cousins - 101.4

    Carr, Mariota, Big Ben, Stafford and Wilson are all in that 99.3-100.6 range. FYI.

    Then you have to consider what the backup would do, if these guys were to go down. Then substract the (guessed at) difference, and decide their overall value added to the team.

    Would the Pats be 8-2 under Garoppolo? For what it's worth, Jimmy had a 117.1 passer rating in his limited action this year. So.. I think that is a few marks against Brady being the unquestioned MVP, just because he is #1.

    Matt Ryan should be on the short list. Imagine replacing him with Schaub, or Vick? That team would collapse. Also, remove Dak and we saw last year what the Cowboys look like without a true talented qb.. they sucked. They could not win a single game last year without Romo. Strong case for Dak here too.

    Brees' chances are really hurt because of their record. And honestly because he does this every year. Kirk on the other hand is a true wildcard; it will depend entirely on how he finishes the season out. So far though, he has as of late played outstanding.

    I think Elliott is the only non-qb that's in serious consideration, at this point. But I wouldn't count out someone like LeVeon Bell either, if the Steelers win out, or get close to it.

    I would say all things being equal the race is very contingent on how the season finishes up, with Elliott being the slight frontrunner for MVP right now.

  • Sep 28, 2016 01:29 PM
    Last: 7mo
    807

    Conversation for the Louisville/Clemson matchup, both before and after the game.

    I'm really excited for this game. Didn't think to call it in the game of the year when the season started. But as good as Louisville and Lamar Jackson have been, this is THE game I want to see. It will prove if the Cardinals are legit, as we already know Clemson and their defense is.

    There is a good chance whoever wins this game will be in the national championship game with Bama. Almost assuredly the winner will be in the playoffs, unless they stumble real hard in the second half of the season somewhere.

    How do you see this one playing out? I can't not get behind the Lousiville hype and Jackson.. I think their offense beats out Clemson, and I feel like by at least a few touchdowns. Something like - 38 to 24.

  • Sep 12, 2016 01:55 AM
    Last: 8mo
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    Del Rio's a bad coach. I don't know how he's held his job this long..