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PH
01-05-2006, 11:30 PM
I've done this every year on several forums since 2001, so I might as well drag the tradition onto this forum too.

WILD CARD


Redskins at Buccaneers

After watching the Redskins struggle to put away a Philadelphia team ransacked by injuries, I'm declaring them to be cannon fodder for the Bucs. Chris Simms is no Mike McMahon: he will make the throws needed to propel Tampa to the divisional round. The Redskins do have a lot of weapons, but it won't save them. 26-20, Tampa moves on.



Jaguars at Patriots

Anyone who's kept up with my predictions over the past three years is well aware of my disdain for the Patriots. I despise the routine they have spit out during every interview. "Nobody thought we could do this, blah blah, people don't respect us." Even Tom Brady had the nerve to do it earlier this week. They've won three titles in the past four years, so the problem isn't respect. The problem is people are just sick of them. And as such, I refuse to break my tradition of going against the Patriots in all my predictions. Even if Jacksonville will be working under a banged up Byron Leftwich (then again, when is he NOT banged up?) I'm going against the Patriots out of absolute hatred for them. 20-19 Jags.



Panthers at Giants

Steve Smith. Tiki Barber. This game will be a clash of two lethal offensive weapons. Unfortunately, one is a running back and one is a wide receiver, and in the playoffs the team with the better running game almost always wins. DeShaun Foster, while good, is just not in Tiki's league, and it's too easy to shut down a wide receiver, even one of Smith's caliber, with safety help or a coverage switchup. 28-17, Giants advance.



Steelers at Bengals

In a show of just how terrified they are of Pittsburgh, the Bengals laid down for the Chiefs in their season finale and allowed themselves to be trampled 37-3. As much of a train wreck as Pittsburgh has been at times this season (though to be fair, as long as Cowher is on the sidelines they will always have train wreck moments), I don't think Cincinnati will be able to take them. Regardless of the outcome, the winner is just prolonging the inevitable: a trip to the RCA Dome and a thorough dismantling at the hands of Indianapolis. 31-14, advantage Pittsburgh.

Divisional round picks will be released sometime next week.

Facetious
01-06-2006, 12:10 AM
skins
pats
panthers
steelers

patriots are going to win the super bowl again

i fucking hate them but im pretty sure its true

DoTheFandango
01-06-2006, 01:19 AM
No way, Seahawks v. Colts, Colts win by 10.

YOU HEARD IT HERE FIRST.

Facetious
01-06-2006, 08:36 AM
somehow i doubt the two biggest choking teams in the playoffs will both end up in the super bowl. if they do itll be exciting, because one of them will have to NOT choke!

404 Not Found
01-06-2006, 01:57 PM
Panthers at Giants


This game can have a few deciding moments that could determine its outcome. You still have to include the TE's on this. Jeremy Shockey could come up big on this game. This games matchup's are in favor of the NYG TE. Not that this is in stone, since Shockey was so on and off for my FFL team this year, but if he's on, it will allow Tiki to have more runs as well....covergae will be key on both's teams defense.

Eli throws to many INT's and if Carolina's DEF can cover the screen with there secondary having there best game, a blitzing DEF for Carolina can be all thats needed for them to level this playing field. I would like to see Carolina kick NYG's around, but I agree with PH on this game, but only by a FG unless they have the Feeley factor and miss a few PAT's.

Jason
01-06-2006, 04:12 PM
GOOOOOOOOOO G-MEN

tiki - 200+ yds, at least 1 td

plax - at least 1 td

shockey - at least 1 td

wooooo :]

Facetious
01-06-2006, 04:43 PM
fuck, the redskins are doomed

sean salisbury picked them to win

that guy is wrong about literally everything

by the way, dont know why i didnt point this out before, but saying "you heard it here first" after picking the two number 1 seeds to make the superbowl is pretty stupid

DoTheFandango
01-06-2006, 04:48 PM
sar * cas * um

what facetious people use.

Facetious
01-06-2006, 04:55 PM
its hard to detect sarcasm from people who regularly say things that dont make a lot of sense

Kontrolz
01-06-2006, 06:08 PM
somehow i doubt the two biggest choking teams in the playoffs will both end up in the super bowl. if they do itll be exciting, because one of them will have to NOT choke!

If you're referring to the Colts... every team would "choke" on the Patriots (the past few years). This year though the Colts already beat them once. They've sort of proved to themselves they can beat them. Anyone who bets against the Colts winning the superbowl is a moron.

Facetious
01-06-2006, 06:30 PM
wait and see i guess, i think the pats will beat them. manning is a fantastic quarterback, except in the clutch, when hes mediocre. brady is a mediocre quarterback, except in the clutch, when hes fantastic. dont get me wrong, i want the pats to lose to the jags first round, i just dont think its going to happen.

Sleepy Weasel
01-06-2006, 08:06 PM
sean salisbury picked them to win

that guy is wrong about literally everything


hah. so true.

Steelers, Giants, Pats, Skins I guess. Although all I care about is the Steelers winning.

PaulOakenfold
01-06-2006, 08:23 PM
GOOOOOOOOOO G-MEN

tiki - 200+ yds, at least 1 td

plax - at least 1 td

shockey - at least 1 td

wooooo :]
Hi5

Voth
01-06-2006, 09:02 PM
It all comes down to who can win the big game.

Tom Brady can win the big game.

As seen in past seasons, Peyton Manning is not a good playoff quarterback.



Neither the Sehawks nor the Colts will advance to the playoffs. I have a feeling Bengals will beat Pittsburgh, and then win an upset at Indianapolis. Chad Johnson will be dominating, plus I'm excited to see another one of his crazy touchdown celebrations.

golden duck
01-06-2006, 11:09 PM
I posted in another thread earyler this year about the Bengals Making the playoffs, so far im right.

Pittsburgh will lose to the Bengals, and the Benagls will meet the Redskins in the Superbowl. Oh that would be the day....

Nickname
01-07-2006, 12:11 AM
Redskins at Buccaneers

The buccs represent my division, I've been a Saints fan for years (who remembers the impossible play with the Hail Marry and the 4 latterals to get a TD and then booting the extra point kick to miss the playoffs? Awwww goodtimes) so I like the buccs better than some Indian Chiefs. The Buccs have guns, no text.

Jaguars at Patriots

This game really depends on who the Patriots are. A Jaguar is ferocious, but if the pats are either Mel Gibson or Steven Segal, well, the jaguar has no chance. Fuck Florida I demand a recount. Oh yeah, that Tom Brady fella fromt he Brady bunch, word has it he's pretty good.

Panthers at Giants

Who wants to see an Eli Manning Peyton Manning showdown? Nobody, thats who. Eli sucks, he'll be good, but he's not there yet. He's literally the worst QB to make the playoffs this year, and the bears made it (OHhhhhhhhh SLAM!) Shockey is the shit, anybody whos name is tiki and is cool can kick all your asses, and He hate me isn't hated anymore. What does this all mean you ask? I have no idea. I'm going with the Panthers because there name is longer, also I think a bunch of Panthers would work in a pack or unit, whereas Giants would war for global domination.


Steelers at Bengals

I'm not sure what a Steeler is, short of being someone who Makes Steel, except thats not the right word for it. I do know who the CinnCinnCinnSinNat-EEEEEE Bungels are though, they suck a lot, except this season, and kinda last season. I hate the steelers, they're my most loathed AFC team after Denver (BOOO DENVER!) but the Bus is the shit. Who else gets 4 tds on his first 3 possesions while running under 20 yards? JUST HIM!
Prediction: A bunch of Bengals rush the field, run into a Steel wall, crawl away in obvious pain, some shit about this guy with the huge name throwing the ball with the ridiculous record, some shit about how he's awesome when he's not that awesome. Pittsburg wins.



Best predictions ever? Maybe!

Squeezer
01-07-2006, 04:37 PM
No way, Seahawks v. Colts, Colts win by 10.

YOU HEARD IT HERE FIRST.
I agree, except Hawks up by 10.

D1st0rt
01-07-2006, 07:37 PM
The Redskins do have a lot of weapons, but it won't save them. 26-20, Tampa moves on.

Marcus Washington begs to differ.
6 in a row, GO SKINS!

Jason
01-07-2006, 07:38 PM
i hate defensive games. good job skins, but kind of a boring game. :/

PH
01-07-2006, 07:49 PM
Marcus Washington begs to differ.
6 in a row, GO SKINS!The defensive line and their 5 deflections beg to differ.

Fuck's sake, what a boring game.

gran guerrero
01-07-2006, 07:57 PM
sean salisbury goes 1-10000

hogo
01-07-2006, 08:01 PM
fuck shitsburg

Who-Dey bitches...

Jason
01-07-2006, 11:07 PM
pats/jags was even more boring...

this post season better heat up in a hurry

PH
01-07-2006, 11:08 PM
FUCK. I forgot the unwritten rule that says "When the Patriots think they have been disrespected, they play like they're possessed."

0-2 start, just like the last two postseasons. Fuck fuck fuck. I'm either going 2-2 or 1-3 for the wild card, depending on which one of the schizoid Panthers teams shows up.

Nickname
01-08-2006, 12:59 AM
betting against a dynasty is a brilliant idea ph.

i'm 1-1, fucking buccs.

genocidal
01-08-2006, 01:12 AM
I think defensive games are, at times, even more entertaining than high scoring ones. I mean, I always like seeing my team run up and down the field but the Tennessee vs Alabama game I saw earlier this year was one of the year's best in my opinion (Alabama winning 6-3). Not even a single fucking touchdown but some cool turnovers and defensive plays.

Defensive games always seem to be rougher too, like the Skins-Bucs game was today. I enjoyed it. Way more than my team's chokage tonight. :(

EDIT: And for my picks tomorrow, I'm going with Panthers and Bengals.

Sleepy Weasel
01-08-2006, 01:15 AM
Dude how could anyone bet the Jags vs the Patriots. I mean the line was -7.5 for the Pats, that's huge. Almost all the Jags wins were vs really bad teams (or Tommy Maddux lead teams). The only question was whether or not they'd cover the spread.

Facetious
01-08-2006, 02:19 AM
the only thing i can imagine being more painful than being a redskins fan watching that game is being a bucs fan watching it, my condolences

Kontrolz
01-08-2006, 09:17 AM
I don't know if you guys saw this. Before the pats/jaguars game an interview with Tom Brady was shown. In it he said they were the most disrepsected team in the league. WTF, even with all their injuries everyone STILL was saying to watch out for them. Even after they had their losing streak. I almost puked. I really really really hate the pats.

Edit: I still say the colts will take the pats.

Facetious
01-08-2006, 05:21 PM
man, i really almost picked the bengals, but for some reason i didnt want to pick against all four of ph's picks.

edit: oh, wow, palmer's not in. tight for my pick, terrible that i bet five bucks on the bengals.

PH
01-08-2006, 05:32 PM
This is why I'm uneasy about making predictions when the Panthers are involved. They're like two completely different teams. One week, a team that's capable of winning the Super Bowl will show up and dominate. The next week they'll look tired and sluggish, and lose to somebody like New Orleans. Fuck. I could be looking at an 0-4 week here. Jesus christ.

Kontrolz
01-08-2006, 06:36 PM
Palmer's out for the season... Son of a bitch.

DoTheFandango
01-08-2006, 07:38 PM
Did the Giants even show up for the game?

golden duck
01-08-2006, 07:47 PM
fukin van olhaffennn or w.e fuking ex bengal goes and intentional takes out palmer so they bengals wouldnt have a shot. I mean kitna did everything he could do, but w.o palmer they arent the same team. Way to go Steelers, fucking classy team you got there cower. son of a bitch

PH
01-08-2006, 08:00 PM
Staring 1-3 in the face, so I might as well just throw my divisional picks out now.

DIVISIONAL


Redskins at Seahawks

Brunell is playing like a left-handed Drew Bledsoe, throwing straight into the turf. That won't cut it against the best team in the NFC. 140 total yards against a good-but-not-great Bucs defense? Shaun Alexander will have 140 yards by halftime. 30-10 Hawks.



Patriots at Broncos

I don't even need to say it, but I will. The Patriots and their Rodney Dangerfield routine can go to hell. Denver is an infinitely better team than the Jaguars, and I think this game will come down to the final drive. 26-23 Broncos, and Brady pulls a Matt Leinart-style whinefest in his post-game interview.



Steelers at Colts

This one won't even be close. The Colts may be the NFL's most prominent playoff chokers, but they have one thing this year that's been missing in years past: defense. 38-13, advantage Indy.



Panthers at Bears

This game will get ugly, like most Bears games this season. The Panthers' O will be completely shut down, and the Bears, much like the Ravens of 5 years ago, will rely on that fact to win the game. 16-9 Bears.

Facetious
01-08-2006, 08:03 PM
panthers
skins
colts
pats

140 yards by halftime? if thats even close to a serious prediction you may just be the dumbest person on these forums. and thats really dumb.

PH
01-08-2006, 08:11 PM
I was being facetious (ho ho). Pointing out just how abysmal the Redskins' offense was.

Facetious
01-08-2006, 08:15 PM
ah, i thought that in addition to making fun of our offense, you were implying our defense cant stop alexander.

PH
01-08-2006, 08:18 PM
No, as much as I hate the 'Skins I have to respect a defense with guys like Taylor and Arrington on it. That said, I don't think Alexander will be quite as spectacular as he usually is, but I still expect a good game out of him.

Jason
01-08-2006, 08:32 PM
fukin van olhaffennn or w.e fuking ex bengal goes and intentional takes out palmer so they bengals wouldnt have a shot. I mean kitna did everything he could do, but w.o palmer they arent the same team. Way to go Steelers, fucking classy team you got there cower. son of a bitchit was far from intentional. he was falling down from a block and caught palmer's leg with his arm. immediately afterwards, realizing palmer was hurt, you could see the concern written all over him.

anyway, WHAT THE FUCK G-MEN? DID YOU FORGET TO EAT YOUR WHEATIES OR WHAT? it's too bad eli manning couldn't have gotten injured like palmer. that no good pussy chokes more than an up and coming pornstar practicing her deep throat. jesus f'ing christ, he's just terrible. i don't care if he's a manning, he's not his brother and never will be. yes, i realize carolina's defense had the number of ny's offensive line, but even still, the damn kid just makes stupid decision after stupid decision. i all out blame the embarrassing shutout on him.

i hope to see denver over the pats, and i think if they can keep their running game going, they can pull it off.

it's going to be tough, but i also hope to see the steelers over the colts. i'll have my terrible towel in hand throwing it at the tv in anger every time peyton makes a big play.

if the panthers play at the same level they did against my poor, poor g-men, i think they can send the bears packing.

the skins have their work cut out for them if they want a win over the hawks. i've gotta go with seattle here.

Kontrolz
01-08-2006, 09:52 PM
if the panthers play at the same level they did against my poor, poor g-men, i think they can send the bears packing.

No way. First off, sure, the panthers did well on offense but the giants defense didn't even show up. On top of that, we're talking about DA BEARS! Their defense is crazy-scary. They held the panthers to 3 points in their last meeting. Bears are gonna smoke 'em.

Jason
01-08-2006, 10:02 PM
the panthers that lost 13-3 in the first meeting are not the same panthers the bears will face next weekend.

i shouldn't even have to say this, but IT'S THE PLAYOFFS! throw the regular season out the window, baby. :>

DoTheFandango
01-08-2006, 10:48 PM
I hate the Panthers, so go Bears.

Sufficient
01-08-2006, 10:48 PM
The Giants are such chokers ... I've basically given up on them.

And yeah ... go Bears.

golden duck
01-08-2006, 11:00 PM
it was far from intentional. he was falling down from a block and caught palmer's leg with his arm. immediately afterwards, realizing palmer was hurt, you could see the concern written all over him.

anyway, WHAT THE FUCK G-MEN? DID YOU FORGET TO EAT YOUR WHEATIES OR WHAT? it's too bad eli manning couldn't have gotten injured like palmer. that no good pussy chokes more than an up and coming pornstar practicing her deep throat. jesus f'ing christ, he's just terrible. i don't care if he's a manning, he's not his brother and never will be. yes, i realize carolina's defense had the number of ny's offensive line, but even still, the damn kid just makes stupid decision after stupid decision. i all out blame the embarrassing shutout on him.

i hope to see denver over the pats, and i think if they can keep their running game going, they can pull it off.

it's going to be tough, but i also hope to see the steelers over the colts. i'll have my terrible towel in hand throwing it at the tv in anger every time peyton makes a big play.

if the panthers play at the same level they did against my poor, poor g-men, i think they can send the bears packing.

the skins have their work cut out for them if they want a win over the hawks. i've gotta go with seattle here.


Well obviously your some sort of a steelers fan. typical... the steelers are the dirtest team in the nfl and i hope indy beats them 35-0

An yes im biased cuz im a bengals fan

DoTheFandango
01-08-2006, 11:17 PM
Dude, it was an accident.

Sleepy Weasel
01-09-2006, 02:19 AM
I hope the bears win, but they're the weakest team in the playoffs in my opinion. I'd be surprised if they win. Of course the Panthers are so flakey you never know if they'll put up a fight or not.

And seriously I doubt Kimo was trying to hurt Palmer. He looked genuinely upset when it happened. And the guys on the Bengals that played with him will tell you he's not a dirty player.

hogo
01-09-2006, 09:25 AM
Kimo was an ex-bengal it was an accident and he looked sorry after the hit. Regardless there was about 15 of us watching the game and after that hit there were a lot of plastic coors bottles thrown at the TV.

If Palmer was in it would have been a different story. :p

We lost because Kitna has small hands and can't control the ball.




we'll be back...





who-dey.

Exalt
01-09-2006, 10:18 AM
i live in chicago, and i saw every single bears game (and yes, some were VERY ugly).. the lions game where the bears scored like 30 something points I actually had tickets to go and couldn't for some stupid reason, stupid bears

in any case, this defense isnt even close to the 85 team, but they somehow managed to almost beat that teams points allowed record, they almost even beat the 00 ravens record... the last game of the season vs minnisotta bears didnt play any starters at all, and the vikequeens did...screwed it all up

but in any case, when seattle gets upset this week and bears destroy carolina like they did last time when they got 8 sacks on jake delhomme and like 5 picks, the nfc championship will be in chicago... and the skins dont wanna come to chicago

Jason
01-09-2006, 04:50 PM
hey golden duck, yeah i'm a steelers fan. that has no bearing on me telling you that the injury was an accident because it flat out was an accident. now then, i'd love to have you explain to me just how exactly the steelers are a dirty football team? they're a phsyical football team, and that has been their gameplan for well over a decade. they're going to run over and/or through you. that style of play certainly lends itself to more injuries on both sides of the ball for both teams participating, but it doesn't make the steelers a dirty football team.

Nickname
01-10-2006, 12:44 PM
Owned PH, I beat your 1-3 with my 3-1, and the only pick i got wrong somehow lsot when the other team only got 140 yards of offense.


DIVISIONAL


Redskins at Seahawks

This is going to be sad, mostly because the Seahawks can fly high whereas the Redskins will be whiped out by the common cold. Oh those silly redskins. 140 yards of offense, blah blah, Shaun Alexander, blah blah. I hate predicting for the seahawks bvecause one or two teams is going to show up, but guess what, either team can beat Washington. Seahawks.


Patriots at Broncos

Ph is still predicting against the Patriots, thats because he's dull witted. They're undoubtable the best playoff team from the first half of the year, and the Broncos are the AFC version of the Seahawks, one of two teams can show up. It'll be 5 throw TDs for the Bronco or 5 INTS, who can DECIDE?! Well I can, the Patriots are a better team, the defense is better, and i'd even go out and say that the offense is better. The cold will have no effect on either team, so blah blah. THe simple fact is the Patriots have guns, and the Broncos are animals. Humans > Animals (unless it's the weasel) Patriots.



Steelers at Colts

I love the bus, because I watched him on Celebrity poker and he laughed a lot, and people laughing makes me smile. that being said, only the colts are going to be smiling this time. Best offense with a good enoguh defense = win. I still think Roethlisberger (change your name, son) is incredibly overated as a QB. Yeah I could go 10-0 by handing off the ball 6 times out of 7. the man gets wins with 9 complete passes and you praise him as a quarterback? My grandmother can do that. Not that I disagree with the gameplan "ok, lets hand it to the unstopable running back...and then lets do it again" I've gone on way to long considering I said the colts would win on my second sentence.



Panthers at Bears

Welcome to browingville, population anybody who cares about these teams. the bears are all defense, and I mean all defense. There only consistant offensive weapon is to get the ball with decent enough field position to drive a maximum of 20 yards and kick for a field goal. Brilliant strategy. The Panthers destroyed the not very good Giants and will beat the Bears. I'm sorry you're 'unstopable' defense is very stopable. If Carolina can get a touchdown in the first half, the game is already over. As soon as Carolina is ahead the game is over, because you don't catch up to touchdowns by kicking field goals. Insert something about panthers in a pack and a single bear standing alone getting owned, insert joke about homosexuality, insert joke about PH (wait, already did the homo joke)

GG No Testicles.

(I predict I go 3-1 this week again, HA!)

Nickname
01-10-2006, 12:49 PM
the only thing i can imagine being more painful than being a redskins fan watching that game is being a bucs fan watching it, my condolences


that actually ment a lot, since i was cheering for them :p

genocidal
01-10-2006, 01:18 PM
Seahawks
Patriots (I'm sooooo reluctant about predicting Pats over Broncos. I hate both teams though so whatever, wish they could both lose)
Colts
Panthers

intersect
01-10-2006, 03:42 PM
i think the pats will win it again even though I hate them so much..I dont think Colts are going to win..even if they had a great record..they might lose after all..it happened to many teams b4

gran guerrero
01-10-2006, 05:03 PM
Redskins
Broncos
Steelers
Bears

PH
01-10-2006, 05:31 PM
Owned PH, I beat your 1-3 with my 3-1, and the only pick i got wrong somehow lsot when the other team only got 140 yards of offense.I'm used to it, it's happened three years in a row since I came within 3 points of going 11-0 in '02. :(


Ph is still predicting against the Patriots, thats because he's dull witted.Incorrect, I'm just sick of their whining.

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y250/Piscataqua/8b2d056d.jpg

Shut the fuck up and play football.


[...] insert joke about homosexuality, insert joke about PH (wait, already did the homo joke)

[...]

(I predict I go 3-1 this week again, HA!)I predict you'll be on the receiving end of another drunken text message, and probably a cockslap or two.

Fuck you. :sorcerer:

Nickname
01-10-2006, 05:49 PM
I eagerly await both.

blur
01-10-2006, 06:30 PM
Staring 1-3 in the face, so I might as well just throw my divisional picks out now.

DIVISIONAL


Redskins at Seahawks

Brunell is playing like a left-handed Drew Bledsoe, throwing straight into the turf. That won't cut it against the best team in the NFC. 140 total yards against a good-but-not-great Bucs defense? Shaun Alexander will have 140 yards by halftime. 30-10 Hawks.



Patriots at Broncos

I don't even need to say it, but I will. The Patriots and their Rodney Dangerfield routine can go to hell. Denver is an infinitely better team than the Jaguars, and I think this game will come down to the final drive. 26-23 Broncos, and Brady pulls a Matt Leinart-style whinefest in his post-game interview.



Steelers at Colts

This one won't even be close. The Colts may be the NFL's most prominent playoff chokers, but they have one thing this year that's been missing in years past: defense. 38-13, advantage Indy.



Panthers at Bears

This game will get ugly, like most Bears games this season. The Panthers' O will be completely shut down, and the Bears, much like the Ravens of 5 years ago, will rely on that fact to win the game. 16-9 Bears.


Firstly, the Buccs have the #1 defense in the NFL. If thats not "great" I dont know what is. They have Derrick Brooks, Ronde Barber and Simeon Rice, three of the premier defenders in this league at their positions. Washington is best at stopping the run, and if anything the Seahawks will be abusing them with the pass because of a banged up secondary. The Skins match up well against the Seahawks, better than most teams. Who have the Seahawks played that has proven they are such a good team? A colts team that didn't care?

I like the Skins, 21-17

Patriots and Broncos.. this is a tough pick. The Broncos always run well, and even better when they play at Mile High. How can you make a pick against Tom Brady though? Bellachick and Brady are just too good. I expect Jake Plummer to have an uncharacteristically off-day against the Pats d, who can shut down Peyton Manning in the playoffs. Plummer is considerably worse than Peyton and isnt as smart either. This depends on how well the Broncos run the ball.

I'm gonna go out on a limb and pick the Broncos (maybe not such a crazy pick) because the Pats pass on like 5 out of 6 downs and the Broncos secondary is one of the best in the AFC. Denver 27-21

Steelers and Colts: Im not going to go against the best offense in the NFL in their own building (and on turf). The Steelers are a good team, but if their defense fails to stop the Colts then they just cant win a shootout against Indy.

Colts 35-14

Panthers and Bears: Bears are a great team. The Panthers are not going to come close to being able to run like they did against the Giants and the Bears now have potent scoring threats with Grossman back in. Thomas Jones and Musin are going to show up and the Panthers are going to get shelacked.

Chicago 21-3

intersect
01-10-2006, 06:53 PM
I see Seahawks
Patriots
Colts( will lose somewhere )
and the Bears ( mite be a good game between them and the panthers )

Kontrolz
01-10-2006, 08:53 PM
Steelers at Colts

This one won't even be close. The Colts may be the NFL's most prominent playoff chokers, but they have one thing this year that's been missing in years past: defense. 38-13, advantage Indy.

Ahhhh, but you forget one thing. Can the Colts beat the Steelers without Manning? The Steelers are gonna take Manning out of the game, if not with an "accident" then with a hired gun in the rafters.

PH
01-11-2006, 07:40 AM
Firstly, the Buccs have the #1 defense in the NFL. If thats not "great" I dont know what is. They have Derrick Brooks, Ronde Barber and Simeon Rice, three of the premier defenders in this league at their positions.#1 during the regular season, yes. I acknowledge and respect that statistic. But that's irrelevant in the playoffs, especially considering the fact that all three facets of both teams played like garbage in comparison to their usual form. It was a sloppy mess. Stupid penalties, blown plays, shanked punts, horrible quarterbacking.. you name it, both teams displayed it at some point. (Did I mention that that game was horrible?)

I based my 30-10 prediction on the way the 'Skins played the week before. If they step it up to the level that allowed them to close the regular season out by winning five in a row, they will make a contest out of it, but I still think Seattle will win.

404 Not Found
01-11-2006, 07:50 AM
Ahhhh, but you forget one thing. Can the Colts beat the Steelers without Manning? The Steelers are gonna take Manning out of the game, if not with an "accident" then with a hired gun in the rafters.

Can the Steelers play a full game against a no huddle offense?

Hate predictions...always come out wrong.

Would love to see the Pats lose so ESPN willl stop with the Brady Brady Brady talk.

PH
01-11-2006, 07:59 AM
Funny you should mention that, 404. I was about to edit my previous post to include a link to the following article: Please kneel before Tom Brady (http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=gallo/060109)

I saved the article to my hard drive because it's the second-greatest thing I've seen this season, only trailing the Terrell Owens soap opera which rightfully ended in him getting the benching he's deserved for years. Next question indeed.

EDIT: Not to mention that just about everyone involved with every talk show on ESPN and ESPN2 is sick of this routine too. The PTI guys finally agreed on something: they both basically told Brady to get a new excuse or shut up. Around the Horn has had a few good segments on it too. Bottom line: I'm finally not alone anymore in thinking that the "no respect" angle is retarded. Congratulations, people, you're only about 3 years late in realizing it.

blur
01-11-2006, 03:27 PM
That Patriots article is hilarious.

intersect
01-11-2006, 03:30 PM
FUCK THE COLTS... GO STEELERS!!!!!!! the only team I like from the choices.... colts are gonna lose..some team that goes undefeated ( almost and sadly ) will probably not win..many teams have been great and then lost in the finals..colts will defnitly be one of themm

Exalt
01-12-2006, 01:49 AM
#1 during the regular season, yes. I acknowledge and respect that statistic. But that's irrelevant in the playoffs, especially considering the fact that all three facets of both teams played like garbage in comparison to their usual form. It was a sloppy mess. Stupid penalties, blown plays, shanked punts, horrible quarterbacking.. you name it, both teams displayed it at some point. (Did I mention that that game was horrible?)

I based my 30-10 prediction on the way the 'Skins played the week before. If they step it up to the level that allowed them to close the regular season out by winning five in a row, they will make a contest out of it, but I still think Seattle will win.


Bears were #1 in defense the ENTIRE season, until the very LAST game when they sat ALL of their starters on defense and played all the scrubs that usually are on special teams, and minnisota played all their starters, in hopes that mike tice would keep his job (which he didnt)

If you look at the Aikman system though, the bears are still #1, becauase they are #1 in scoring defense, red zone attempts and percentage, 3rd and short stops, etc, and this is with a very horrible offense that scores around 13 points a game... at home the bears average 3 points a game given up... 3 points... thats a 50 yard lucky field goal my friends

in the end the bears still have the #1 defense, bucs dont come close, the NFL system only takes into account yards given up, not the score, the bucs werent very good at all when it came to that, which is why they lost last week

Nickname
01-12-2006, 01:39 PM
still doesn't shake the fact that if carolina socres one touchdown early, the game is over. You can kick 3 fieldgoals to a carolina touchdown all you want, but you wouldn't catch up.


edit: on a side note the patriots article was good, but the possible headlines part was the best.

Probable headline in seattle.

Seattle: "Seahawks shocked, overjoyed to escape first round"

Kontrolz
01-12-2006, 05:41 PM
Yea... scoring one touchdown early does seem easy doesn't it? When you don't mention it's against the Bears, and the Bears are at home.

Facetious
01-12-2006, 06:17 PM
i still cant believe all you guys text message each other

Exalt
01-12-2006, 08:01 PM
still doesn't shake the fact that if carolina socres one touchdown early, the game is over. You can kick 3 fieldgoals to a carolina touchdown all you want, but you wouldn't catch up.


edit: on a side note the patriots article was good, but the possible headlines part was the best.

Probable headline in seattle.

Seattle: "Seahawks shocked, overjoyed to escape first round"


Lemme put it to you this way, when the bears played the panthers in week, 12 or something like that, this is what the score was: 13-3 Bears had the 13 points. Jake Delhomme was sacked 8 times, 8! thats more than most D linemen get in a year. Not to mention the times jake just passed the ball incomplete to avoid a sack (which if the bears got to him every time, it woudlve been around 30 sacks) He also threw 3 interceptions. Now explain to me how after a game like that vs the bears, they will all of a sudden switch up and destroy the bears and score a TD on them in the first half when the bears havent given up a TD in the first half all year? Also the bears offense now has Rex Grossman back, their REAL QB, not Orton who just managed the offense. Not to mention the bears had a 1300+ yard rusher in thomas jones and one of the best O-lines in the league. You'll eat your words if the panthers lose.

PH
01-12-2006, 09:22 PM
i still cant believe all you guys text message each otherI've only texted Nickname twice, and I was in a highly intoxicated state both times. Better than fbz collecting cell numbers so he could call people to come to matches, isn't it?

On topic, I've been watching replays of the Bears' D and I've come to the conclusion that, much like earlier in the year, Carolina doesn't stand a chance. Soldier Field will be their final resting place this season.

Facetious
01-12-2006, 09:33 PM
i dont know, i really think its a toss-up. if the panthers play like they did last week, i think youd be pretty stupid to pick the bears. the panthers might not score that many points, but the bears wont score any. think the bears offense is better than the giants? yeah, right. however, its pretty much a 50-50 shot which team will show up.

Squeezer
01-12-2006, 09:51 PM
Face, your skins are going down to my Hawks.

Bring it bitch.

55-0.

We got the MVP and you have some pussy ass whiny linebacker.

"I need more than 20 mil for two years, so Im gonna hold out!"

ZeUs!!
01-12-2006, 09:56 PM
face skins hawks bitch ok

Facetious
01-13-2006, 05:43 AM
Face, your skins are going down to my Hawks.

Bring it bitch.

55-0.

We got the MVP and you have some pussy ass whiny linebacker.

"I need more than 20 mil for two years, so Im gonna hold out!"

your defense is pretty weak, and if we score more than 14 points i think we have a shot. our whiny ass linebacker is doing pretty fucking good, as are our other two linebackers. last game, with a much weaker defensive game, we held your mvp to under a hundred yards.

regardless of that, given that this is just year 2 of the new gibbs era, and its taken holmgren how many years in seattle to get to the second round of the playoffs (7?) i definitely look forward to years of the skins kicking your asses so you and the rest of seattle's fairweather fans will stop supporting your team again.

you can brag about your record all you want but you pretty much had 7 automatic victories. 7! put your team in a real division and youd have had a serious struggle to get a bye. im not delusional enough to think we're going to win the game, given that this is just the beginning of the redskins performing well and this is the best seattle is ever going to be, but 55-0 is the absolute dumbest fucking prediction ive ever heard.

PH
01-13-2006, 06:01 AM
I've reassessed the Redskins as a team, and I'm going to have to make two separate predictions.

Scenario A: The same weak Redskins that squeaked by in the wild card show up and get trashed 30-10.

Scenario B: The Redskins that played like a team possessed in the final five games of the season show up and make a legitimate contest out of this. In this scenario, this could be one of the best games of the playoffs. I still see Seattle winning in this scenario, but by no more than 3 points. 23-21.

I'm going to have to agree with Facetious. The Seahawks' schedule has been a pretty big help in getting them here. But you also have to consider the following. Seattle's left tackle, Walter Jones, gave up a total of two sacks this season (both against the Giants). He was penalized for holding just two times this season. Meanwhile, left guard Steve Hutchinson was not penalized ONE SINGLE TIME. This o-line is on par with that of teams like the '82 Redskins and '92/'93 Cowboys, and it has been a huge factor in Seattle making it this far.

As far as the Carolina-Chicago game goes, it's basically the same story. The Panthers may as well be two different teams.

Scenario A: The Panthers that are capable of going to and winning the Super Bowl show up, and not even the Bears' D can stop them. I see something like 27-7 in this scenario.

Scenario B (the one I originally envisioned and the one I'm sticking with): The sloppy Panthers that have shown up from time to time this season stumble onto Soldier Field and don't even muster 200 total yards. 16-9 in favor of the Bears.

Having all these teams with split personalities in the playoffs this season really pisses me off.

Squeezer
01-13-2006, 09:17 PM
You're right Face.

It's gonna be 63-0.

Exalt
01-14-2006, 05:08 AM
bears are playing in 34 hours people, and i know everyone wants to see the superbowl champions play, so watch the bears

Facetious
01-14-2006, 02:49 PM
you have no defense for your overrated team haha.

Facetious
01-14-2006, 05:17 PM
our offense sucks as expected but wheres yours, fucker

DoTheFandango
01-14-2006, 05:36 PM
edit; NVMD, Hasselbeck is too good.

ZeUs!!
01-14-2006, 06:24 PM
http://img1.imageshack.us/img1/1815/hasselbaink1ww.jpg

Facetious
01-14-2006, 06:26 PM
fuckkkkkkk

DoTheFandango
01-14-2006, 06:41 PM
Brunell almost just fucked shit up bad.

EDIT: ITS THE PLAYOFFS, YOU DON'T DO TRICK PLAYS.

Dude, I think the Redskins WANT to lose.

Facetious
01-14-2006, 06:58 PM
the trick play was a good idea, almost worked.

our offensive line is just blowing the game ridiculously. its clear mark brunell is one of the worst quarterbacks in the nfl. crediting seattles defense is ridiculous, our offense just sucks nuts. man i hate looking at all these rich-ass fairweather fans getting all excited, fuck them. side note, how are they allowed to have seats so close to the field, and why doesnt every team do that?

edit: yesssssss

Facetious
01-14-2006, 07:07 PM
the tables are turning bitches!

bloodzombie
01-14-2006, 07:09 PM
Stupid Shaun Alexander completely blew my fantasy team.

bloodzombie
01-14-2006, 07:14 PM
I fucking suck at fantasy football... in this game I have shaun alexander and the redskins kicker... seriously... could I do any worse?

Exalt
01-14-2006, 07:15 PM
I fucking suck at fantasy football... in this game I have shaun alexander and the redskins kicker... seriously... could I do any worse?

yeah, you couldve picked mark brunell as your QB

bloodzombie
01-14-2006, 07:20 PM
yeah, you couldve picked mark brunell as your QB

last week I had 4 NYG including the big negative 4 points for Eli Manning.

DoTheFandango
01-14-2006, 07:28 PM
I had Donovann McNabb, and the Eagles Defense. One game, they had a whopping -14 points combined.

Facetious
01-14-2006, 07:41 PM
as they said "this completely defines seattles season" only they finished the sentence with "by overcoming adversity" or something and id finish the sentence with "by beating crappy teams"

defense did a good job, offense choked. next season if campbell works out and we get a receiver or two we can dominate.

DoTheFandango
01-14-2006, 07:49 PM
I just think that the Redskins need to stabilize their OL, because that one guy that came in for the injured person sucked major donkey nads. He just stood there when Brunell got sacked and turned it over on downs.

PH
01-14-2006, 07:51 PM
20-10, 30-10, whatever. 30 points was a little crazy considering the weather, so I'd call that prediction a success.

Go Broncos.

Squeezer
01-14-2006, 08:02 PM
In yo face....Face.

Where's my shitty defense now?

They looked pretty consistent to me. Hasslebeck and Mack Strong own. And here on the local news they just announced that Alexander had a mild concussion and is expected to play next week.

Ok, so it wasn't 55-0, but it is a victory, and I'll take it. Point is that we're playing for the NFC championship next week, and your team is gonna be sitting at home watching.

edit: Oh, and as far as "beating crappy teams" we just beat your team, so in essence aren't you calling your own team crappy?

Facetious
01-14-2006, 08:08 PM
absolutely, the skins played horribly. even so, the dropped interception, dropped end zone pass and missed field goal would have added up to a victory, so i cant imagine feeling too proud of yourself by essentially squeaking by a team that played ridiculously terrible on offense and wasnt even supposed to make the playoffs in the first place. clearly not having alexander hurt you a lot, but i stand by saying your team sucks and your franchise and fans REALLY suck.

Squeezer
01-14-2006, 08:16 PM
yet we still won, and at the end of the day, that's all that matters.

edit: oh, and don't play the what if game, because if Shaun Alexander hadn't been knocked out, it would have been a different game.

DoTheFandango
01-14-2006, 08:37 PM
Don't you worry, you guys will get your nads stomped one day.

Squeezer
01-14-2006, 08:43 PM
Don't you worry, you guys will get your nads stomped one day.
well, your Pat's have still gotta beat the Bronco's, and right now it's 0-0, and Brady isn't looking too hot.

bloodzombie
01-14-2006, 08:43 PM
absolutely, the skins played horribly. even so, the dropped interception, dropped end zone pass and missed field goal would have added up to a victory, so i cant imagine feeling too proud of yourself by essentially squeaking by a team that played ridiculously terrible on offense and wasnt even supposed to make the playoffs in the first place. clearly not having alexander hurt you a lot, but i stand by saying your team sucks and your franchise and fans REALLY suck.

Remember that their number 1 offensive player wsa knocked out in the first quarter too.

Facetious
01-14-2006, 08:43 PM
winning is all that matters for fairweather fans, i agree.

the what if game is a lot more vague for alexander playing than dropped passes and missed field goals, its not as if he was getting anywhere when he was in the game. if theyd intercepted that pass they would have scored, if alexander played who knows. im not saying its not the skins fault for dropping those but you cant credit it to your team that it didnt happen. i think the seahawks have a good shot at making the super bowl thanks to the bullshit home field advantage that they achieved by playing a season in which they played only 5 teams with winning records, compounded by those ridiculously placed bleachers, but whoever comes out of the afc will absolutely crush seattle if they make it. i wouldnt be talking shit if you hadnt claimed it would be a blowout, by the way. it was by no means a blowout, i was right, you were wrong, and youre still talking shit.

edit: bz i pointed out in that post that alexander was out

Squeezer
01-14-2006, 08:47 PM
Shoulda woulda coulda.

We capitalized on our plays, and you fucked yours up, now please enjoy the long flight home. And to deny that the NFL MVP, who is also one of the best RB's, if not the best, in the NFL, would not have made a difference is just being silly.

And fairweather fan?

I've been a Seahawks fan since the day I was born. I was with em when they sucked a few years back, and I'm with em now.

Facetious
01-14-2006, 08:54 PM
im not saying he definitively wouldnt have made a difference, but he really might not have, the backup dudes played alright given the running room they had. my point was that the "what if" game for a dropped pass is a lot different than the "what if" game for who played in the game.

if youre not a fairweather fan, fine, ive just rarely heard you mention the seahawks before, and i know seattles attendance is notoriously bad when the team isnt winning, so i assumed perhaps you were like most other seahawks fans. "being with" a team doesnt mean you arent a fairweather fan, if you dont watch the games, know the players, etc when your team sucks youre still a fairweather fan.

Squeezer
01-14-2006, 09:07 PM
Well, being that I've lived in Seattle all the time, of course I was brought up a Seahawks fan.

My father actually held Season Tickets to the Seahawks up until last year.

Facetious
01-14-2006, 09:10 PM
ha so really you guys are badweather fans. now thats hardcore.

Squeezer
01-14-2006, 09:13 PM
ha so really you guys are badweather fans. now thats hardcore.
Or we're just cheap :P

DoTheFandango
01-14-2006, 09:23 PM
well, your Pat's have still gotta beat the Bronco's, and right now it's 0-0, and Brady isn't looking too hot.

51 Yard Bomb what?

DoTheFandango
01-14-2006, 09:27 PM
Ok, Field Goal whatever

Exalt
01-14-2006, 09:33 PM
just wait till the hawks play the bears, alexander for minus 10 yards, gg

DoTheFandango
01-14-2006, 09:37 PM
That is the single worst call I have ever seen. That is full of shit.

HORSE SHIT>

Squeezer
01-14-2006, 09:38 PM
TD Denver.

That PI call was a bit of BS, even though I'm rooting for the Broncos.

Squeezer
01-14-2006, 09:40 PM
just wait till the hawks play the bears, alexander for minus 10 yards, gg
If the Bears win tommorow.

DoTheFandango
01-14-2006, 09:41 PM
WHAT THE FUCK ARE THEY DOing!

Facetious
01-14-2006, 09:42 PM
epic choke, wow

haha, if youd told me at the two minute warning when the pats had the lead and the ball that 27 seconds later the broncos would have the lead and the ball, i wouldnt have believed you

Squeezer
01-14-2006, 10:14 PM
no way I'm counting the Pats out yet.

DoTheFandango
01-14-2006, 10:19 PM
You shouldn't, but you have to agree that was a bull shit call.

Squeezer
01-14-2006, 10:21 PM
You shouldn't, but you have to agree that was a bull shit call.
I believe I did.

Read above.

DoTheFandango
01-14-2006, 10:25 PM
sorry, i'm just too intoxi--excited about this game to pay attention to the forums and my term paper and football.

SOY UN BENADOR

DoTheFandango
01-14-2006, 10:33 PM
What
The
Fuck
Was
That

DoTheFandango
01-14-2006, 10:36 PM
11 pts, game over.

fuck thsi shit.

Squeezer
01-14-2006, 10:37 PM
If this goes inside the pylon is it NE Ball?
It would have been a fumble and a touchback, and thus NE's ball at their own 20.

Facetious
01-14-2006, 10:41 PM
11 points is hardly game over but my prediction that the pats would win the superbowl is something id be thrilled to be wrong about. ill predict they win the superbowl every year, hell. also id like to add that slowing down and holding the ball like that was an insanely bonehead movie on champ's part after an awesome play. new england is losing this game the way i thought theyd win it. they have no composure whatsoever.

Squeezer
01-14-2006, 10:55 PM
hahahahahahahahaha!

That motherfucker makes two Super Bowl winning FG's, yet he can't make a 40 Yarder in this game?

DoTheFandango
01-14-2006, 11:02 PM
fhcmk this shit.

Squeezer
01-14-2006, 11:05 PM
Still not counting the Pats out.

DoTheFandango
01-14-2006, 11:08 PM
18 points in 8m ins?

Dude! OMG HUGE PASS

but still. 18 pts in 8 minutes? minus Broncos time, thats still at the least 3 TDs.

I THINK

DoTheFandango
01-14-2006, 11:18 PM
Fuck

Squeezer
01-14-2006, 11:21 PM
27-13

GG Pats.

edit: and I know I've said not to count them out, but with just over 3 mins left, I'm feeling sorta confident.

DoTheFandango
01-14-2006, 11:30 PM
AND THE KNEELDOWNS START.

Fuck. FUCK YOU BRONCOS..
My new worst enemies.

Squeezer
01-14-2006, 11:31 PM
Well, at least you can take solace in the fact that the Broncos are gonna get raped by the Colts next week.

Jason
01-14-2006, 11:40 PM
what kind of football fan play by plays over an internet forum? watch the damn game and be done with it, you fags.

no surprises today. i knew the hawks and the broncs had what it takes.

Squeezer
01-14-2006, 11:43 PM
the kind of fan that has a computer and TV in the same room.

Jason
01-14-2006, 11:50 PM
mine are less than five feet apart

i watched both games.

i waited until the end of the games.

i stopped in here and left my comments.

it's bad enough to have a shitty commentator like john madden overstating the obvious again and again, but someone coming to a forum to type a few one liner play by plays regarding games anyone who's interested in this thread will be watching for themselves anyway, it's stupid. and that's that.

rawr.

PH
01-15-2006, 12:04 AM
So unbelievably happy the Patriots are gone. Tom Brady played like garbage. You want respect? Don't play like a white Aaron Brooks and you might get it.

Pretty sure I've got 3-1 wrapped up, and if the "bad" Panthers show up as predicted it could be 4-0. :santa:

DoTheFandango
01-15-2006, 12:07 AM
what kind of football fan play by plays over an internet forum? watch the damn game and be done with it, you fags.

no surprises today. i knew the hawks and the broncs had what it takes.

one with a wireless laptop

Facetious
01-15-2006, 01:49 AM
so im sitting here reading the forums and watching the game simultaneously anyway and im not supposed to comment on whats going on why?

Bioture
01-15-2006, 03:33 AM
My roommate is a steelers fan. He thinks they're going to win.

PUNK rock
01-15-2006, 06:03 AM
It could happen and I want it to happen

Exalt
01-15-2006, 06:31 AM
who cares, bears will win thats all that matters

DoTheFandango
01-15-2006, 12:19 PM
They are going to get ass raped by the Pathers if they played like they did last week.

Facetious
01-15-2006, 03:50 PM
so after hearing about the colts all season this is the performance we get? they need to fire tony dungy if they want to win a super bowl, like the bucs did.

DoTheFandango
01-15-2006, 03:54 PM
WOW WORST CALL EVER.

WORST CALL EVER.

Facetious
01-15-2006, 03:55 PM
no way, this officiating crew is terrible

DoTheFandango
01-15-2006, 03:57 PM
Can the Colts seriously do this? What the fuck? Is this even allowed?

DoTheFandango
01-15-2006, 04:11 PM
WHAT THE FUCK

Facetious
01-15-2006, 04:11 PM
justice is served at least

manning sucks

edit: WOW

Facetious
01-15-2006, 04:15 PM
this game really is unbelievable

DoTheFandango
01-15-2006, 04:15 PM
I feel bad for Jerome Bettis, I love that man.

DoTheFandango
01-15-2006, 04:17 PM
Why the fuck would you throw it?

EDIT: I'm just going to keep editing this post because I don't want to seem like I'm spamming.

Facetious
01-15-2006, 04:18 PM
well that was satisfying

DoTheFandango
01-15-2006, 04:19 PM
CHOKE!

Holy fucking shit.

CHOKE!

FLAG!

WHAT IS GOING ON!

Bioture
01-15-2006, 04:21 PM
My roommate is a steelers fan. He thinks they're going to win.

I will never quote myself again. But he was right.

Rogue
01-15-2006, 04:25 PM
I will never quote myself again. But he was right.


GG COLTS !!! WAY TO CHOKE FFS!!! HAHAHAHAHAH


NICE KICK VANDERCRAP!!!


AHHAHAHAHHAHAHAH GO STEELERS!!!! :grin:

stark
01-15-2006, 04:26 PM
if manning went for the first down on 2nd and 2, rather than trying to score a f'ing touchdown, he could've got a first down and wouldn't have forced vanderjagt to go for the 46 yard attempt when the game's at stake.

PH
01-15-2006, 04:35 PM
Wow. Just... wow. I don't believe it.

Let this be a lesson to those of you who say Roethlisberger isn't a good QB just because of his numbers. He saved the game in so many ways it's not funny.

Good game Steelers, even though you knocked me back below .500.

EDIT: WOW. The good Panthers definitely showed up. Smith just absolutely smoked the cover 2 mutation that's baffled just about every offensive coordinator in the league. This is gonna get ugly. Exalt, you might want to shield your eyes.

PaulOakenfold
01-15-2006, 05:04 PM
This game made my birthday

PUNK rock
01-15-2006, 05:08 PM
I'd just like to say that the Steelers won as they should've and it would have been a travesty otherwise (due to officiating). I hope those officials do not ref another playoff game for a LONG time.

Squeezer
01-15-2006, 05:09 PM
DING DONG THE COLTS ARE DEAD!!!!!

Oh my god was that game close!

And the Bears have not fucking shown up yet.

DoTheFandango
01-15-2006, 06:05 PM
Carolina will win this game.

Exalt
01-15-2006, 08:14 PM
fucking bears... horrible defense all game, the offense even showed up and the defense didnt... sad...

oh well i root for the steelers now, go pitt

Jason
01-15-2006, 08:21 PM
for the first time in a number of years, i think we're actually going to see an exciting superbowl

between the steelers, panthers, hawks and broncos, no matter the outcome of the conference championships, it'll be a damn fine matchup come february

PH
01-17-2006, 05:03 PM
I've never been so happy about going 3-5 in my life. Good riddance, Patriots.


CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS

Steelers at Broncos

Pittsburgh is playing like a team on a mission. They know the Bus does not have much time left, and they really want to get him a ring before he goes out. First they'll have to get past Denver's swarming defense and downright terrifying blitz packages. Last year I'd have said they can't do it, but Ben Roethlisberger is a completely different QB this year. His passer rating this postseason is twice what it was last year. His TD-INT ratio is 5-1, up from 3-5 in 2004. He's a machine behind center, and I expect him to engineer a 27-21 victory to propel the Steelers to the big dance, making them the first 6 seed ever to do so.



Panthers at Seahawks

This is a coin flip. Seattle's a good team, but their schedule played a big part in them being the #1 seed. Carolina is, hands-down, the best team in the league when they show up. If I had some sort of way to tell whether or not they'll show up for this one the pick would be easy. Unfortunately I'm 3-5 this postseason, so obviously I lack that ability. Alexander's coming back from a concussion, but Carolina's down to its third-string RB so that's a toss-up. I don't expect another 12 catches and 218 yards from Steve Smith, but I do believe he'll be the difference in this game. Assuming the Panthers will show up, I'm giving them the nod in a 21-20 squeaker.


Picking the 6 and 5 seeds, respectively, probably isn't the best way to dodge my first losing record in 5 years of picks, but it's all good.

DoTheFandango
01-17-2006, 05:06 PM
Call me fairweather, but go Pittsburgh.

Facetious
01-17-2006, 05:07 PM
broncos
panthers

i think home field is the tiebreaker in the afc

panthers have total package on both offense and defense even without deshaun, seahawks dont have much of a defense.

i think the seahawks will get crushed in the superbowl if they make it.

Squeezer
01-17-2006, 07:42 PM
Steelers vs. Broncos: The Broncos pull it out because a tenacious Defense holds the Steelers to limited running room, and gets to Rothlesberger shaking him up. On offense Jake the snake has the game of his life and leads the offensive charge. 21-10.

Seahawks vs. Panthers: While I acknowledge that the Panthers are a quality team all around, I can't see them winning this game. Maybe it's the fact that I'm a lifelong Seahawks fan, or maybe it's the fact that Delhomme struggles when under pressure, and the Seahawks have lead the league this year in sacks. Or maybe it's the fact that Julius Peppers, their best D Lineman is out with an injury. Then again, it could be the fact that Matt Hasselbeck is on fire. The only way I can see the Panthers winning this game is if: 1. Steve Smith tears Marcus Trufant and Michael Boulware to shreds (highly unlikely, given they're two of the best DB's in the league, and Delhomme isn't gonna have any time all day) or 2. The Defense plays like a top caliber team and dominates the Seahawks O-Line and WR core (much more likely to happen). Either way, I see this game going the way of the Seahawks 31-27.

Facetious
01-22-2006, 03:19 PM
dammit ive been trying to log in to change my pick from broncos to steelers since before the game, but my internet was fucked. anyway, i pick the steelers now.

whats everyone at now, by the way? im 5-3

Squeezer
01-22-2006, 03:46 PM
Rothlisberger is so fuckin legit right now.

Facetious
01-22-2006, 04:20 PM
yeah its ridiculous, if the skins had a quarterback like him wed be going to the superbowl no doubt. haha, it appears i made a nice change of pick (by the way i posted that immediately before the overturned fumble, nobody had scored and the steelers were on the 50 if anyone cares)

edit: REAL nice change of pick

Squeezer
01-22-2006, 05:37 PM
meh, I didn't really care about my AFC pick, but please God let the Seahawks win.

Facetious
01-22-2006, 06:16 PM
i think its going to be a close game, really depends on if nick goings gets comfortable early. i hope you guys and your manufactured home field advantage get whooped though. i read an article the other day about the whole 12th man thing, its some clever marketing to make the fans feel like they are a part of every victory by putting a flag and shit there, and having the local media play up the "12th man" aspect, for sure. i just think the fans are kind of lame compared to fans of teams that would never have to pull that crap like the steelers, raiders, skins obviously, etc. hell, even the panthers fans havent ever given up on their team to the point where every game is a blackout. im sure there are plenty of die-hard seahawks fans, but i am sick of hearing about how the home field advantage is created because seahawks fans are so passionate. its because of marketing, and, lets not forget, because the bleachers are closer to the field than in any other stadium.

wow there are some hot chicks in football uniforms on fox right now

PH
01-22-2006, 06:24 PM
BEN FUCKING ROETHLISBERGER

DoTheFandango
01-22-2006, 06:46 PM
I hate Seattle. All those fans weren't there two, even one year ago. Once they started doing well they all bought tickets and started waving their fucking towels. Fuck 'em, go Steve Smith and Carolina.

PH
01-22-2006, 07:13 PM
Way to not show up, Panthers. You schizoid assholes. Fuck you.

DoTheFandango
01-22-2006, 07:15 PM
I think it's just that there are 100,000,000 people screaming against them. It's hard to do this 4 weeks in a row.

genocidal
01-22-2006, 07:31 PM
This sucks, I hate the Steelers and I love the Panthers. Fuck this Super Bowl.

Squeezer
01-22-2006, 07:49 PM
I've been a life long Seahawk fan so fuck all of you in the asshole.

AND FUCK STEVE SMITH!!!!!!!

THAT WAS SUCH A BLOCK IN THE FUCKING BACK!!!!!

DoTheFandango
01-22-2006, 08:00 PM
I've been a life long Seahawk fan so fuck all of you in the asshole.

AND FUCK STEVE SMITH!!!!!!!

Not you, but around 90% of the people there.

Squeezer
01-22-2006, 08:07 PM
yeah, I'll admit that when it comes to pro sports in this town, there are a lot of fairweather fans, but I have stood strong with the Seahawks and Mariners since the day of my inception. With that being said, don't penalize the team, who is playing quite well, instead root for Seattle, but hate their fans :grin:

GO HAWKS

Squeezer
01-22-2006, 08:40 PM
DARREL MOTHERFAWKING JACKSON BABY!!!!!

MY GF AND I ARE FLIPPIN THE FUCK OUT!!!!!!f

PH
01-22-2006, 08:44 PM
First losing season in 5 years. Garbage. Absolute fucking garbage. Too many schizoid teams in the playoffs this season.

Facetious
01-22-2006, 08:55 PM
well, assuming this holds up, im 6-4, 7-3 if you dont include my redskins prediction since i actually didnt think they were going to win

Facetious
01-22-2006, 08:59 PM
well if im not going to root against the seahawks because of the fans im going to root against them because of their ridiculously easy road to getting to the super bowl. i scoffed at beating the redskins before but beating the skins and beating the panthers with no running back are some of the most quality wins the seahawks have had all season. 35-21 steelers

DoTheFandango
01-22-2006, 09:03 PM
Lets see how the Hawks do with a team with 2 decent runningbacks, unlike the past 2 that they have played.

I really hate Matt Hasslebeck. He complains about everything, no matter how much he is winning by.

Fuck this.

Squeezer
01-22-2006, 09:31 PM
Oh fuck off!

So what, Carolina didn't have a RB.

THEY HAD STEVE MOTHERFAWKING SMITH

and the best playoff QB ever.

And what the fuck did they do?

They stopped em, and silenced all those people that said Steve Smith would roll all over this defense.

"If the Bears D, the best in the NFL couldn't stop Smith, how could the Seahawks puny 16th ranked defense shut down a god like him?"

Well, we did, so stop doubting and prepare for a good superbowl.

DoTheFandango
01-22-2006, 09:35 PM
That's my point. You can stop a team with no RB but a bitching WR. Can you stop a team with a couple bitchin' WRs, a couple good RBs and a very good QB?

We'll see.

WuTang420
01-22-2006, 09:36 PM
VIKINGS FOR WIN!!!...oh wait we FUCKING SUCK!

and came just close enough to the playoffs to lose a good draft spot..

PH
01-22-2006, 09:39 PM
So what, Carolina didn't have a RB.

THEY HAD STEVE MOTHERFAWKING SMITH

and the best playoff QB ever.You have to have a running game to get through the playoffs. Period. With a third- or fourth-string back they can just keep six or seven guys in the box and double- or triple-cover Smith all day. Or they can just pressure Delhomme into doing stupid shit like he's done all day. I think it's Drew Bledsoe under that Delhomme uniform.

Facetious
01-22-2006, 09:49 PM
yeah if youll recall i said it depended on how nick goings did, and he got injured in the first quarter. they scored a lot of points but tons of them were off of turnovers that gave them really good field position. i guess i dont know, but if you look at their schedule, the seahawks have maybe three quality wins all season. switch divisions with the steelers and theres no doubt in my mind the steelers have home field in the nfc and the seahawks dont make the playoffs in the afc.

Squeezer
01-22-2006, 09:58 PM
Are we legit yet?

And what about Washington? Portis is no second string, nor even a second rate back.

Stop being stubborn and just admit that the Seahawks deserve this.

Oh, and my gf Kristina says, "Steve Smith is a whiney-butt."

Squeezer
01-22-2006, 10:02 PM
What's more, both Hasselbeck and Alexander (who many thought would crap out) had phenomenal games against two of the best defenses in the NFL.

Both the Steelers and the Seahawks Offenses are unstoppable right now, so it should make for an interesting Super Bowl.

PUNK rock
01-22-2006, 10:12 PM
Steelers - 31 Seahawks - 20

You heard it hear first folks

Sleepy Weasel
01-22-2006, 11:00 PM
and the best playoff QB ever.


Yeah... just because he had the best passer rating in the playoffs for like what, a whole 1 week maybe?

The Seahawks were the best team in the NFC this year, that said, GO STEELERS!

Detour
01-23-2006, 12:18 AM
and the best playoff QB ever..
LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL
Jake delhomme. best playoff qb. LOLOLOLOLOL
Like someone said earlier, panthers are a great team when they show up to play and are minimal on mistakes, but they give it all up when it matters the most, and they look horrible doing it

As much as I despise the patriots (being a devout rams fan) Tom brady is the best modern-day postseason quarterback. Im not going into the "of all time' category because there are so many better qbs it would make your head spin. I would only like to give props to ben roethlisberger for being as good as everyone says he is and pulling through to get pittsburgh into the superbowl

now for my (i know i'm late, i don't check the forums often anymore so by the time i get around to replying to most threads they are 50000000 pages long) picks
Seahawks - 21
Steelers - 24
if you would have asked me a few weeks ago i would have told you the seahawks were going to the superbowl and winning by a large margin, but after watching the steelers play the past couple games i've realized they really are a great team. No doubt the game will be close, but i think pittsburgh deserves the win. Probably by saying that i've guaranteed them a loss, but eh

Squeezer
01-23-2006, 01:52 AM
You're right, Jake Delhomme's 5-1 postseason record makes him a terrible quarterback.

Seattle has only played shitty teams.

What a fluke they are.

PH
01-23-2006, 02:41 AM
Not like it matters, 5-6 is just as bad as 4-7, but here we go.

SUPER BOWL XL

Steelers vs. Seahawks

Bill Cowher's actually making smart calls, and Ben Roethlisberger is an absolute machine. Seattle won't have their ridiculous bleachers that are 10 feet from the field, and Kimo von Oelhoffen will give the left side of the Seahawks' o-line its first real test. Joey Porter obviously gives quarterbacks hell, but von Oelhoffen is a big reason for that, and I think it's time he gets credit for it. Alexander will put up his usual numbers, but this game will be decided through the air, and as quietly effective as Hasselbeck is, he is no Roethlisberger. 33-20 Steelers, and Bettis finally gets that elusive ring in one of the most emotional moments in Super Bowl history.

Squeezer
01-23-2006, 02:59 AM
Right, because it's not like Julius Peppers didn't test the left side of their line tonight, nor did Dwight Freeney test it in Week 15, and lest we should forget about Jevon Kearse in week 6 (I believe) when the Eagles played the Seahawks.

Walter Jones and Stever Hutchinson suck ass.

edit: And I could go on and on about D-Ends Jones has stopped that make Van Offhen look like a pussy.

PH
01-23-2006, 03:06 AM
Julius PeppersSpeed rusher.

Dwight FreeneySpeed rusher.

Jevon KearseSpeed rusher.

At 300 pounds, von Oelhoffen will sooner put them on their ass than try to speed rush them. His strength is scary, and his motor runs at 100% all game, every game. He'll wear them down enough for Porter to get in the backfield and wreak havoc as usual.

On a side note, Hutchinson finally got penalized today. For the dumbest penalty in the game, ineligible man downfield. :lol:

Jason
01-23-2006, 11:11 AM
i definitely have to pick the steelers over the seahawks.

the seahawks cake walked through an easy division in the regular season and their post season hasn't shown them what it's like to have to stop an aggressive and effective run game. they flat out haven't been put to the kind of test the steelers are going to throw at them.

and beyond that, i don't think a lot of people truly understand the whole pittsburgh mentality. both the players and the fans are ravenously unrelenting with a touch of nasty.

froedrick
01-23-2006, 11:18 AM
Lot of shit about Football

Football sucks

DoTheFandango
01-23-2006, 02:35 PM
Football sucks

Hockey sucks.

froedrick
01-23-2006, 03:14 PM
That was a joke directed at PH, but keeping up the trend of things.

Baseball sucks

DoTheFandango
01-23-2006, 03:18 PM
That was a joke directed at PH, but keeping up the trend of things.

Baseball sucks

Maple Syrup Sucks

froedrick
01-23-2006, 06:26 PM
soccer sucks.


you do realise this has nothing to do with the states right?

DoTheFandango
01-23-2006, 06:48 PM
Nope.

Lacrosse Sucks.

froedrick
01-23-2006, 07:24 PM
Nascar sucks

PH
01-23-2006, 08:07 PM
Curling sucks.

Yes, I went there.

Facetious
01-23-2006, 08:08 PM
why 33-20? do you know something about betting that i dont understand or are you just a fan of extremely unorthodox scores

DoTheFandango
01-23-2006, 08:09 PM
Nascar sucks
Agreed.

froedrick
01-23-2006, 08:10 PM
Curling sucks.

Yes, I went there.

DAMN YOU!

well Basketball sucks...along with Kobe

DoTheFandango
01-23-2006, 08:11 PM
Basketball sucks...along with Kobe

81 Pts. in one game? I think not.

froedrick
01-23-2006, 08:12 PM
81 Pts. in one game? I think not.

When the refs start calling actual fouls, and stop letting things go cause it looks nice. Then we'll talk.

Facetious
01-23-2006, 08:16 PM
nascar and kobe are both extremely tight

froedrick
01-23-2006, 08:17 PM
volleyball sucks

PH
01-23-2006, 08:19 PM
why 33-20? do you know something about betting that i dont understand or are you just a fan of extremely unorthodox scoresIt's the NFL, unorthodox things are the norm.

But in all honesty, I'd have to be mentally ill to think the Steelers will kick 4 field goals. Consider it more of an estimate of the margin of victory. 27-14 sounds more "normal", so I'll put it at that instead. Wasn't even aware you paid attention to my ridiculous score predictions.

DoTheFandango
01-23-2006, 08:22 PM
32 makes no sense.

froedrick
01-23-2006, 08:27 PM
32 makes no sense.

guess that's why he said 33

Squeezer
01-24-2006, 10:25 PM
Sigh.

Van Olheffen or whatever the fuck his name is will get Steamrolled by Walter Jones. And Porter is one of those "speed rushers" you spoke of, and the evidence shows what the Hawks do to them.

You know what Walter Jones does to train in the offseason?

He pushes his fuckin H2 from his small town home in Alabama to the local High School two miles away, then around the parking lot a few times, then back two more miles to his house. He's a strong motherfucker, and definately regarded as one of the best tackles for a reason.

The guy I'm worried about is Polamalu or however you say his name.

That guy is ridiculously good.

Facetious
01-24-2006, 10:57 PM
It's the NFL, unorthodox things are the norm.

But in all honesty, I'd have to be mentally ill to think the Steelers will kick 4 field goals. Consider it more of an estimate of the margin of victory. 27-14 sounds more "normal", so I'll put it at that instead. Wasn't even aware you paid attention to my ridiculous score predictions.

just happened to notice that one

PUNK rock
01-24-2006, 11:47 PM
Sigh.

Van Olheffen or whatever the fuck his name is will get Steamrolled by Walter Jones. And Porter is one of those "speed rushers" you spoke of, and the evidence shows what the Hawks do to them.

You know what Walter Jones does to train in the offseason?

He pushes his fuckin H2 from his small town home in Alabama to the local High School two miles away, then around the parking lot a few times, then back two more miles to his house. He's a strong motherfucker, and definately regarded as one of the best tackles for a reason.

The guy I'm worried about is Polamalu or however you say his name.

That guy is ridiculously good.

You want to argue about O. lines? Try this on for size: The broncos, colts and bengals had the lowest number of sacks allowed allow season long (~20), yet the steelers ripped those teams for a total of 11 sacks. And yes, Troy Polamalu will hurt you.

PH
01-25-2006, 02:25 AM
When I talk about rushers, I don't consider linebackers because most of them don't rush every down. The last linebacker that I considered a pass rusher was Derrick Thomas (RIP :(). And if linebackers do rush, of course they're going to utilize their speed, because I doubt there's a linebacker in the NFL that's more than about 260-265 pounds.

The likely scenario with Kimo is that Jones won't even be facing him on most downs. The Seahawks will need Jones to keep Porter out of the backfield, so they'll more than likely isolate Hutchinson on Kimo. PR brings up a good point though, the Seahawks haven't faced a scary blitz package like Pittsburgh's this season, and as strong as the left side of that line is, if Kimo locks up one of the linemen, and Porter, Foote and Polamalu all come flying towards the other one at full speed, at least one of them is going to get through and introduce Hasselbeck's face to the turf.

I considered Polamalu to be just another good strong safety. That was until I watched his level of play this postseason. The guy is ridiculously good in big games. It's like watching Ronnie Lott all over again.

This game is going to come down to two things for Seattle: reading and containing the Steelers' blitz schemes, and getting Polamalu to make mistakes. I don't see either one happening to a large enough extent for them to win it.

bloodzombie
01-26-2006, 04:47 PM
I think I can offer a lot to this conversation because I've been a football fan for like a month now.

My brain tells me that pittsburgh is the stronger team, polamalu is a maniac, he's everywhere.

my gut tells me that seattle will win.

I go with my gut, seattle wins by a touchdown.

GuruMeditation
01-28-2006, 01:36 AM
Seattle better win.

genocidal
01-28-2006, 10:57 AM
I'm not really sure about this game, but I wouldn't put any money against Pittsburgh so I'll predict them.

PH
02-05-2006, 08:00 PM
There is no stopping Roethlisberger.

404 Not Found
02-05-2006, 08:03 PM
I would hate for this game to be decided by the ref's on a bad play call.

404 Not Found
02-05-2006, 08:17 PM
Stones should retire....nothing worse than seeing the flab hang off of Jaggers arm like a 70 year old woman hanging her arm out a car window at a substancial speed, as he prances across the stage. At least Charlie Watts always looked like he was in his 60's even when he was in his 20's.

Dabram
02-05-2006, 08:19 PM
^ agreed, how boring was that performance.

PH
02-05-2006, 08:28 PM
I would hate for this game to be decided by the ref's on a bad play call.I wouldn't say the officiating has been bad. If they hadn't called a touchdown initially, they wouldn't have had indisputable evidence to overturn that either. Whatever the initial call happened to be was going to stand, and the Steelers did catch a break in that respect.

Roethlisberger is just sick. He'll explode in the second half. I still can't believe he converted that 3rd-and-28. Incredible awareness and instincts.

Side note: I laughed out loud when Tom Brady got booed during the coin toss. :turned:

404 Not Found
02-05-2006, 08:59 PM
Was not calling the 1st half call bad. I just am worried it will come down to a 4th qtr. and a bad call.

am still feeling the Playoff Ref Jitters of the past weeks.

404 Not Found
02-05-2006, 09:27 PM
Ref's stand true in calling and not calling plays. Hasselback tackle should not have been called and Horse collar on Alexander should have been.

PH
02-05-2006, 10:07 PM
Roethlisberger exploded, alright. Jesus christ, those INTs looked like Bledsoe-type throws.

I don't know who the MVP will be, because nobody had a really MVP-worthy performance. Other than one 75-yard sprint, Parker was quiet. The passing game was all but nonexistent, and the defense was far from spectacular.

In any case, congratulations Steelers.

GuruMeditation
02-05-2006, 10:13 PM
Bad bad ref calls :/

PH
02-05-2006, 10:15 PM
HINES FUCKING WARD.

EDIT: Dameon Angell> Randle El to Ward made me cream my pants, twice.

Well said, Dameon. So here's another.

ANTWAAN RANDLE FUCKING EL.

genocidal
02-05-2006, 10:24 PM
Rothlesberger played a shit game, I would have said Hasselbeck played better until about the 4th quarter. Ward deserved MVP, but not a very well-played game. Bettis man, wtf.

DoTheFandango
02-05-2006, 10:38 PM
Graet game guys. Seriously, I've never won 200 dolalrs so funly.

Facetious
02-05-2006, 10:40 PM
the steelers didnt play a great game at all, and seattle still couldnt do shit. they suck, the end.

PUNK rock
02-05-2006, 11:01 PM
Complain all you want about the officiating, but the final score is not going to change. Good teams can overcome questionable calls. On a side note, my throat is hurting from yelling.

Tis a good day to be a Steelers fan. Actually everyday is.

DoTheFandango
02-05-2006, 11:34 PM
That's my point. You can stop a team with no RB but a bitching WR. Can you stop a team with a couple bitchin' WRs, a couple good RBs and a very good QB?

ANSWER: NO.

Sleepy Weasel
02-06-2006, 04:00 AM
I'm glad Seattle never learned how to catch the ball. I thought maybe they figured it out this season and my Steelers would be in trouble. But in the back of my mind, I knew.

genocidal
02-06-2006, 07:34 AM
That's my point. You can stop a team with no RB but a bitching WR. Can you stop a team with a couple bitchin' WRs, a couple good RBs and a very good QB?
Answer: Irrelevant. Bettis is good, but choked, and Rothlesberger is miles away from being a very good QB. Everyone jumped on the Rothelsbandwagon after that Colts tackle and Denver game. He played a good game against those useless Broncos, but I'd be wary of naming him very good yet - especially after last night's performance.

PUNK rock
02-06-2006, 12:04 PM
Sure, Ben's performance wasn't hall of fame caliber. Sure, he's played better. He played well enough for his team to win (yes, the Seahawks played like crap), but that's what matters in the end.

Squeezer
02-06-2006, 01:54 PM
I'm so fucking pissed at my Hawks last night, but even more so, I am pissed at the refs.

Every Single Time the Hawks made a play to gain momentum, the refs shot it right the fuck back down.

Am I wrong?

Did D Jack actually push off that DB, or were they just hand fighting, and the ball was thrown well? I think it was the former, rather than the latter. 7-0 Hawks, instead of 3-0.

Now, I'll give it to the Steelers, all three of their TD's (including the Rothlesberger one, which was questionable) were legit. But, are you honestly gonna tell me that there was holding by Chris Terry on that Jeramy Stevens catch? No there wasn't, it was a spectacular block. Should have been Seahawks ball on the 2...and Believe me, Mr. TD would have punched that shit in.

But regardless, that play should have never existed, because one play before, your big shit talker (who did nothing btw) Joey Porter Horse Collared our star player so purposefully that everyone in the room we were sitting in jumped up and started yelling. Even Madden said that should have been called. So, give us 15 and an automatic first, and we're within the 5. Again, give it to Shaun, and ta da! Touchdown.

Tack on the Jeramy Stevens TD at the other end, and we got ourselves a 21-21 ballgame. In my opinion, the Seahawks did beat the Steelers, they played better than them, and they had a better game. The Steelers won, because they're big plays didn't get called back, while our big plays (with the exception of that INT) kept getting called back for questionable bullshit.

404 Not Found
02-06-2006, 02:04 PM
^ I agree with you. It was a good game in all respect, except for the officiating. If they would just get rid of these guys who are old enough to be Grandfathers to the players themselves it may help in the future.

The Horse Collar should have been called....was hard for anyone to miss that. Was supposed to be questioned at all times after the T.O. injury of last year.

I still think the Playoff's where more exciting to watch than this over glam commercialized game.

Well next year we get Hanson for a reunion 1/2 time show....j/k

bloodzombie
02-06-2006, 02:23 PM
officiating was fantastic. My favorite was the "blocking below the waist" call, even though that probably didn't have any real effect on the game... however, the holding call that pulled back what would have been first and goal on the 1 yard line probably would have. And that first steeler's touchdown... give me a break.

Neither team looked very good, but the seahawks outplayed pittsburgh (if you don't think so, look at the game stats), but Pitts won on the strength of 2 plays and the luck of the calls.

Facetious
02-06-2006, 05:28 PM
i really think bitching about calls/no calls on plays that dont/wouldnt result in points, massive yards, or a fourth down conversion is pretty weak, especially when the losing team loses by fucking 11 points. yeah you can say you didnt like the officiating, but to talk about those calls as if that was why seattle lost the game is stupid. seattle lost the game because: hasselbeck overthrew the ball a lot and threw a horrendous interception that a more clutch quarterback would never have thrown, and because darrell jackson had no awareness of where he was in relation to the sideline on at least two really long pass plays. one of them would have been a touchdown if hed kicked the pylon instead of just plopping his second foot down out of bounds.

Squeezer
02-06-2006, 07:09 PM
Yes Face, your post would make sense, except that we are bitching about calls that would have dramatically changed the game. And not just calls, but unjustified calls. DJ should have had his touchdown, and Stevens should have been down at the 2. The fact of the matter is, the Seahawks got cheated. Whether they would have won with those calls reversed is a different matter altogether, but what we're complaining about is the fact that the Steelers had an edge because of the bad officiating.

Facetious
02-06-2006, 09:32 PM
bitch bitch bitch. of all the fans to complain about another team having an edge, seattle fans are not one i am ever going to listen to. if a fan is in whine mode, of course they are going to say that two borderline calls in the middle of the game dramatically changed the game. im just saying your definition of dramatically is way off, in my opinion. accept that your players a) did not show up in the first real test theyve faced in weeks, and b) choked in a couple situations in which they could have overcome the horrible horrible oh so sad boo hoo situation the refs put them in. then, maybe say something at least MILDLY constructive about the officiating, such as "i think they should put the best TEAM of officials in for the super bowl, not just a mish mash of refs that have never worked together before." thatd go over a lot better with me and any other non-seattle fan you discuss football with.

basically, i said you got to the super bowl due to your cake schedule that earned you your somewhat cheap home field advantage in the playoffs that enabled you to beat banged up teams (when you were healthy because you played the niners and cardinals all year). given that your team lost by 11 points to the sixth seed in the afc, clearly i was right. blaming it on the refs is pathetic.

Sleepy Weasel
02-06-2006, 09:51 PM
I'll agree that holding call was weak. But still it was an 11 point game. If I was a seattle fan I'd be upset at the officiating, but I don't think it decided the game. As for even John Madden calling for the horsecollar... I've seen every MNF game this year and I think Madden called for about 10 horsecollars this year, and none of them the refs called. Actually I don't remember the refs calling a horsecollar tackle all year. I don't think they really care.

As for Seattle playing a better game based on the stats. Well first off that comment was made by bz so it's irrelevant. Yes they had 390 yards compared to 330, but that's pretty damn close. Seattle was able to make the small plays to get first downs, but all their drives it was only a matter of time until a pass was dropped or overthrown or a penalty and they'd be faced with 3rd and long and couldn't convert. I think the Steelers defense outplayed Seattle's offense, they gave up the small stuff but kept them from breaking the big play. The Steelers offense wasn't great, but they were going for the big plays a lot of the time, which led to a lot of 3 and outs, but eventually a couple of them got through and lead to TD's. I mean even with Willie Parker, Seattle probably felt they shut him down and he got lucky once, but that's how he plays every game. He goes 1,1,2,1,60,1 and we rely on Roethlisberger picking up those 3rd and 8s when he isn't able to bust the big one.

As for the guy who said Bettis choked. He played exactly the same as he played every other game this season. About 40-50 yards and a 3.0 avg. Not sure what you were expecting.

Squeezer
02-06-2006, 11:17 PM
ummmm those stats are misleading though.

Seattle had consistent gains, and basically pounded Pittsburgh on O.

Pitts had 2 almost fifty yard catches (both by Ward), and a 75 yard run. Take those two things away, and Seattle played a way better game.

Again, what it came down to was this. When Pittsburgh made a big momentum changing play, the refs let shit go. When Seattle made one, the refs called it back. The refs did decide this game, and that is most certainly not how the Super Bowl should be decided.

PUNK rock
02-06-2006, 11:22 PM
Even Madden said that should have been called. So, give us 15 and an automatic first, and we're within the 5. Again, give it to Shaun, and ta da! Touchdown.
Sure the officiating was questionable at times, but using Madden to prove your point doesn't help. That man is Captain Obvious in human form.

Just let it go, come back strong (in the weak ass NFC) and maybe you'll have a chance next year.

Heinz Ward for President (damn him for being born in South Korea).