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This is why football is worse. The afc is so predictable. The patriots and steelers make football boring and these games mean nothing to their franchises. This means nothing to them. Until we eradicate this huge franchises the league will suck.
So who wins the big Brady vs. Rodgers Super Bowl?
My answer is the Packers to your Question. I said they would win it all before the season and I still believe that. Are they the better team, maybe not but Rodgers is due to win another SB. He has a chance to join an Elite group of 2-Time SB winners as a starter. Only 12 other QB's have won 2 or more.
Called back INT will be the new #DezCaughtIt
I'm curious to hear your opinions on what you think Irsays silence means. I think we can all agree that it means something, but what?
CONGRATULATIONS TO WR TY HILTON & P PAT McAFEE ON YOUR "PRO BOWL" SELECTIONS !!
So happy Bama lost. As payback, the Pats can win it all now or Dallas. i don't care. You rarely can have it both, so I'll compromise out of sake of Bama losing.
All fair points but I think getting a Ring for a QB is much harder than it is for a Superstar Basketball player who has control on what happens on every possession. Dan Marino is major proof of this. The guy never had a Great Defense his whole career, hence 0 Rings. Warren Moon same thing. A QB can only control what happens on Offense. You named a few QB's that have won without being Great/at least Very Good but it doesn't happen much. What 4 or 5 times in 50 SB's. I also disagree that Denver wins the SB without Peyton last season, they would've never got by the Patriots without him and with Brock, even Peyton haters admit this. Regarding LeBron winning 3 Rings, I think it's a Great accomplishment but when everyone is comparing you to Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson than the expectation to win 5 or 6 is just there. Most people in the media put LeBron in their Category and even put him above Kobe and Bird so he should win more IMO. He also didn't win a Ring until he joined Wade which is a bad look. LeBron's Championship last season was his best one by far, it was his team and his city. Winning with Wade and Bosh is a given for any Superstar player that is hyped as the next Jordan. Wade is arguably a Top 20-25 player of all-time and Bosh was the equivalent to Pau Gasol. Kobe won 2 with a Bosh type and not even close to a Wade type of player.
Dan Marino is major proof of this. The guy never had a Great Defense his whole career, hence 0 Rings. Warren Moon same thing. A QB can only control what happens on Offense. You named a few QB's that have won without being Great/at least Very Good but it doesn't happen much.
Warren Moon had a lot of problems as to why he didn't get to the big one. It all began with the racism from the NFL owners who wouldn't draft him in the 70's. Some could argue that Moon probably owns the record books if he started his career earlier, cause before the current era, Moon's numbers were right up there at #2 next to Marino. Moon went into CFL after the NFL passed on drafting him.
Moon's other problem was Bud Adams...If you want to write a book about horrible NFL owners, I think Bud Adams is the Jack Kennedy of NFL owners and has the most dirt and it's not hard to find reasons to hate him. He of course, blamed Moon for a playoff loss and traded him, but before that, Bud Adams meddled with that team so much, he made them dysfunctional and created lots of issues.
I would agree on Dan Marino. I think Marino is the greatest example of a team failing a quarterback. If Marino just had ONE ring, absolutely no one would make fun of him. He would've went down as the greatest quarterback to ever play the game if he just got one ring.
I highly recommend watching the ESPN short series "Top 5 reasons why you can't blame Dan Marino". That little mini-documentary goes into specifics as to how the Dolphins really failed Marino on all counts. He went 18 whole years without having a running back rush over 1,000 yards. At one point, they literally had a UPS driver off the street play running back.
The Dolphins had a streak too of defensive draft busts. All through the 80's, all their defensive draft picks were major busts. Of that era, they have a lot of first and second round draft pick busts. Miami didn't hit on a defensive draft until the 90's and by then, it was too late...
These guys played in an entirely different era too...Even had they got to the SB, it's no guarantee they win it cause the NFC dominance lasted from 1984 to 1997...and most of those SB's were boring bloody blow outs. Even if Moon or Marino get to SB's, it's a big question of "if" they would've won, cause those NFC teams were juggernauts. Marino had to play the 15-1 49ers who just crushed everyone that year.
Marino could've went to the Super Bowl four other times - 1985, 1990, 1992, and 1994.
My gut is always on 1994. That was the last year of his career where he was truly amazing and put up a memorable season. They lost in the playoffs to the Chargers in the memorable game with the score 21 to 20. They lost by one point, thanks to a missed field goal....Had they won that game, they go to Pittsburgh for the AFCCG and I doubt Marino loses in his home town of Pittsburgh...but then you go to the Super Bowl and play the Monopoly 49ers who abused the Salary Cap to the max in 1994. No one was beating the 49ers that year, when they threw everything in the bank at free agents and literally bought a SB where they had nothing but All Pros on defense.
I also disagree that Denver wins the SB without Peyton last season, they would've never got by the Patriots without him and with Brock, even Peyton haters admit this.
Brock beat New England in the regular season...I don't see Peyton winning that game with how crazy he was throwing interceptions everywhere. For all the hate Brock gets, Denver don't win crap last year if they don't get home field advantage and that was Brock's biggest win. Even with home field, they were still barely squeaking those wins by the skin of their teeth. As much as everyone bashes Brock, they still needed every last one of his wins, especially the New England game that they were down 21-7 and he engineered a comeback in OT.
In the Super Bowl, Peyton did nothing but get them in field goal range. All touchdowns were scored with help of defense and special teams. And Denver got so lucky the turnovers they caused didn't result in points.
I have no doubt in my mind, Brock could've won it last year. Hell, throw in a 40 year old Favre, who still played extremely well at his old age, and you probably do get TD's rained down in the SB.
I hate the Broncos. At least we don't have to worry about seeing them in the SB again for another 10 years. Wade Philips is gone too, so no more awesome defense for them.
Regarding LeBron winning 3 Rings, I think it's a Great accomplishment but when everyone is comparing you to Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson than the expectation to win 5 or 6 is just there. Most people in the media put LeBron in their Category and even put him above Kobe and Bird so he should win more IMO.
I didn't mention MJ for a reason.
This is what I mean though about the ring argument in basketball, which I've told you before is like a marketing invention. Kareem has 6 rings, 1 more than Magic yet his name never comes up in this conversation. Probably cause Kareem don't have a massive marketing campaign behind him. It's been pounded in our skulls since the 90's "MJ is the greatest". Here we are 20 years later and the media still loves to push this...MJ is like Aaron Rodgers right now, you're just not allowed to criticize him, and I don't see why, cause while MJ was great, there is also other great players out there too.
Before LeBron, it used to be Kobe who they hated on the most and used the annoying MJ comparisons. Kobe "can't win without Shaq" was a favorite for years. LeBron became the new target after he left Cleveland.
A part of me deep down isn't going to care if Golden State wins it this year, cause maybe if Durant gets a ring his first year there, maybe...just maybe it will kill the ring argument for good. No one wanted to give LeBron credit for the Miami rings, and they sure as hell aren't going to want to give credit to Durant when he does it.
I'm sure too that after LeBron is done, whatever new awesome player replaces him, will also get compared to MJ for old time sake. It's a never ending story.
Most people in the media put LeBron in their Category and even put him above Kobe and Bird so he should win more IMO.
IMO I would easily put LeBron over Kobe. The reason why is that he's just a far better "all around" player than him.
Comparing the two, I like LeBron more cause he isn't afraid to get others involved on the court. You saw this in Miami when he would routinely pass the ball to Chalmers and Bibby and let them put up 3's. He does this in Cleveland too, as shown in the Finals when he kept getting Kyrie and JR Smith involved in the game...
Kobe on the other hand had a very bad habit of being a ball hog and that is a criticism that used to be common when Shaq was on the team and the entire team used to get frustrated with him going into hero mode often. Phil Jackson had a history of butting heads with Kobe over this stuff.
NBA players should be judged by talent, not rings. Kobe is a pretty good example of being on loaded teams. The Shaq-Kobe team had a really good bench and he also had Shaq in his prime playing lights out. That 3-peat wasn't just cause of Shaq and Kobe, those teams were great all around. The 2008 Lakers also were great all around, and had star talent on their bench. it definitely helped when they had Andrew Bynum and Lamar Odom coming off the bench.
Its not over until its over. Congrats to Clemson!
What's next? We had Peyton go out a Champion as an underdog vs the Pats and Panthers, Cavs came back from 3-1 in the Finals to beat the 73-9 Warriors as an underdog for that cities 1st Title in 52 years, Cubs came back from 3-1 in the WS and won the WS for the 1st time in 108 years, now Clemson comes back being down 14-0 to beat an undefeated Bama team and win their 1st Title in 35 years! Could a team like the Chiefs or Falcons actually win the SB?
Okay... Who ya got..??
Clemson or Bama...???
I'm going with the upset... Go Clemson.
Who are all my Colts friends rooting for to win the super bowl?
Me? The Packers.
I would be fine as long as the Pats, Seahawks, or Steelers don't win it all. I will probably need the Steelers to beat the Pats though but if that happens, hopefully the Steelers lose in the SB. My dream SB out of the teams that are in it now would be Chiefs vs Packers. I could watch that with ease and enjoy it.
Andy Reid is 16-2 coming off a bye week in the regular season and 3-0 coming off a bye week in the playoffs.
I hope the Chiefs pound the Steelers into oblivion. And YES I think the Chiefs would play NE tougher then Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh always blows it in NE.
If the Texans upset the Patriots I would buy a Brock jersey and I am not kidding, that would be the biggest upset of all-time.
I doubt Houston can win in NE. But, at the same time after being so humiliated there this season early on when that third string rookie QB was playing do you think Houston will show up and play it closer then expected? I mean how much pride does Houston have and stuff here? Can they at least show up and play a tough physical game? Defensively Houston is underrated.
The only thing I do wonder now at times about NE is if they do get the Texans/Chiefs run in the AFC then in the SB they might very well be facing an explosive offense like Cowboys/Packers/Falcons and they are not battle tested enough for it? I have no idea......
NE has a top 10 ranked 10 right now, 8th actually. But, when you analyze them they really have not been playing GOOD QBs all year.
And for some reason I do have issues trusting the Steelers since they historically seem to blow lunch vs. the Pats somehow.
I would prefer the Chiefs because I hate the Steelers but I even hate the Pats more than I hate the Steelers LOL. Steelers are our only chance to beat the Pats IMO.
People say this every year and it never happens....
Last time Pittsburgh beat NE was in 2011. The last year they really had a defense who could scare you and had the last remaining pieces from the 2008 team. Every other time they've played NE since, they've been taken to the cleaners. Pittsburgh does not have the defense, or the coaching they did in the past when they could possibly upset NE.
Pittsburgh has to survive Kansas City too. Ben is already pretending to be hurt, so if they lose, they've got their cards on the table to blame it on.
I'm taking the Chiefs in this game too. I've thought all along Pittsburgh was overrated...They're overrated almost every year.
Go back to that game Sunday and they were doing everything to keep Miami alive...if not for Moore turning the ball over before the half and again on their first drive in the second half. Pittsburgh left that game wide open on the table until the end of the 3rd quarter. If the Dolphins offense had been coached better and more prepared, it probably could've been a close game.
KC is more battle tested anyway.
KC has beaten 3 elite quarterbacks and one of them twice (Carr, Brees and Ryan)
I think they're more than ready to go toe to toe with Ben since they have the experience and know what to expect from a pass happy offense. They did shut down the Saints, Falcons and even the Raiders twice.
Time to get your feline playoff vibes going on!!!
Yay playoff football!!!!!!!
I think the winner of the Packers/Giants will be your SB team from the NFC. That should be a great game. I don't trust the Cowboys because they have a rookie QB nor do I trust Atlanta in the NFC. Steelers are my only hope in the AFC of knocking off the Pats. I just cat trust KC because of Alex Smith.
RLM nails Rogue One in their review. Rich Evans is always hilarious...but it does raise the question: what if Rogue One had been a sort of fun spy movie instead of the super serious gritty war movie?
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Good Luck to our AFC representatives in the wild card round !!
I'm gonna turn into a skeleton waiting for news on the Colts.
I think so too. Not sure if you guys seen this yet.
I think Irsay wants him in to the fold, but it's Manning whose being hesitant.
I've given up hope we will get rid Pagano and Grigson. Until then I have no faith in the franchise. Ima still be around
Happy New Year....!!!!
Gramz The Rock Star Diva. Oh yeah. I know; I know. You & your husband usually perform Country Music material.
Cool photo though. Your band looks like they are having a blast & that's all that matters.
PS I'm sure you guys sound great live BTW. I admire folks who routinely perform on stage because that takes guts & it keeps you in touch with your inner child as well.
I watch AXS TV Channel 340 on Direct TV all the time given my soft spot for musicians & over Christmas on my DVR I recorded a Jennifer Nettles [lead singer from 'Sugarland' fame] do a very moving rendition of "Little Drummer Boy." It blew me away. See...
She also did a memorable version of "Go Tell It Around The Mountain" too.
From 1 musician to another, SW1 figured you'd appreciate how good this cover is.