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  • Feb 04, 2018 10:17 PM
    Last: 4mo
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    It seems there is always controversy around plays. Three that have been highlighted in the media are 1) the Clement to Foles reception for a touchdown (supposedly not enough men on the line of scrimmage), 2) the Foles to Clement TD when Clement seemed to momentarily lose control of the ball before stepping out of bounds, and 3) the bobbled touchdown by Ertz (did he establish himself as a runner, rather than receiver when he bobbled the ball as he hit the turf crossing the goal line). After looking at the replays again and again, I think the referees got it right in all three instances.

    If you are a Patriots fan you will also argue that the Gronk got interfered with on Brady's last Hail Mary pass into the end zone. That one is a real stretch.

    The NFL rule on when is a reception not a reception needs to be clarified or changed. I agree that there is not consistency, but I do believe that all of the Philadelphia scores were legitimate.

  • Feb 04, 2018 10:17 PM
    Last: 4mo
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    It was one of the best Super Bowls right up to Brady's attempted last Hail Mary to the end zone. That ball could easily have bounced into a New England player's hands. I was happy for Nick Foles. The better team won.
  • Jan 21, 2018 09:36 PM
    Last: 4mo
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    Philadelphia has a pretty good defense. I had them on my fantasy team. Having a good defense helps the QB and offense look and play better.

    However, Philadelphia's offensive line is awesome. That's why Philadelphia was an excellent team with both Wentz and Folse . Folse, who has always been a pretty good QB on the right team, has pretty well picked up where Wentz left off. The offensive line doesn't get enough credit.

    Of course, New England is also a good all around team both on offense and defense. Tom Brady with big help from Gronkowski really shines if the run game is also clicking. Brady is getting a bit old and the hits on his body can take a toll. It doesn't take much for him to be a bit off.

    Overall, New England might be favored on paper, but the Philadelphia defense I feel will step up big time and make the ultimate difference in a close game. I pick the Eagles to win with a last second field goal by Jake Elliot.

  • Dec 05, 2017 10:01 PM
    Last: 6mo
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    The difference is that Russia has state sponsored doping. They have been caught and will have to pay the price.

    As the New York Times reports, "the ruling was the final confirmation that the nation was guilty of executing an extensive state-backed doping program. The scheme was rivaled perhaps only by the notorious program conducted by East Germany throughout the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s."

    Unless the IOC is willing to dole out harsh punishments, doping in sports will continue. In any case, how can any athlete feel that he/she has earned a medal when they know they have cheated? Cheating and lying has become more pervasive in our society as the monetary rewards get higher.

    Russia is a state in decline as Putin controls all aspects of their society. Unfortunately, because Putin controls the media, he and his Russian athletes will play the victim.

  • Dec 03, 2017 11:45 AM
    Last: 6mo
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    I will look forward to Clemson beating Alabama by a sizable margin...maybe 21 points or more. Alabama just doesn't have the same caliper of their championship teams from the past.
  • Dec 04, 2017 10:41 AM
    Last: 5mo
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    It wasn't just the two safeties, it was all the knockdowns and hurries by the quarterback as well as batted down passes. The offensive line just was not strong enough to contain Miami's pass rush...but that applies to the other seven losses as well. A good QB might read the defensive schemes better like Tom Brady does and pass the ball quickly. Denver QBs seem to be scrambling for cover as soon as they get the ball from center and miss open guys down the field or throw it way over their heads.
  • Dec 04, 2017 10:41 AM
    Last: 5mo
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    The Denver Broncos are taking on the characteristics of the Cleveland Browns. They have now lost eight games in a row, something they haven't done in 50 years when they lost nine in a row in 1967. The Dolphins snapped a five-game losing streak in beating the Broncos, 9-35.

    The game wasn't even close. The team had four turnovers (three by the QB Siemien including a pick-six). No offensive touchdowns. Only a field goal and one defensive touchdown. Siemian was 20 of 42 for 219 yards, three sacks and two safeties.

    They also had a blocked punt, a failed onside kick, and a fumbled punt return

    The offense failed to convert on their first 11 third downs, finishing 1 for 13.

    The defense isn't too bad but they never get a rest.

    Next week they have the New York Jets at home...going for nine losses in a row.

    As an avid Broncos fan it was tough for me to watch and now write about it. I have no solutions to offer. I suspect the coach will be fired at the end of the season.

  • Nov 20, 2017 05:37 PM
    Last: 6mo
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    Broncos with Paxton Lynch as QB were just as awful. Lynch was injured at end of 3rd quarter and Trevor Simian led a 4th quarter comeback which fell short when the defense couldn't stop a 3rd and long. Broncos have lost 7 in row.

    The on field fight with Michael Crabtree didn't help their cause.

  • Nov 25, 2017 07:55 PM
    Last: 6mo
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    After watching the Alabama-Auburn game, Alabama hardly looked like the Alabama teams of the past. The back to back botched snaps from center are what you might see in a lower level high school game. Alabama folded under the pressure. I would rank them 7th behind Georgia and Miami.
  • Nov 20, 2017 05:37 PM
    Last: 6mo
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    Paxton Lynch will start for the Broncos this weekend against Oakland in Oakland. He will be hurried and sacked just like the other QBs. More turnovers. My prediction.