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  1. Miami vs. New Oreans in London

    But I thought Jay "don't care" Cutler was going to fix all their problems? Back to back weeks, zero touchdowns and now shut out by a BAD Saints defense.
  2. Atlanta (-3) at Detroit (9-24-17)

    And the Failcons blew a 14 point lead!!! Congrats dirty birds. You're still epic chokers, but at least you're getting better at it. 14 points isn't as bad as 25. EDIT: Oh my god, wow....That was controversial to the extremes. Bad officiating and what looks to be rigging. Will this one top the Calvin Johnson no catch?
  3. Ravens vs Jags

    Is Joe Flacco still elite?
  4. "Texans Will Beat The Pats" -Ted Bruschi

    Reverse psychology.....and it worked...ugh. Must be nice to be a Pats fan sometimes....that team can play like complete crap and look mediocre as hell and still win.
  5. 53 of 72 (73.6%) 523 yards, 4 TDs, one INT

    Nothing new. Drew Brees had those same stats, minus the interception last year in two games when the Saints were 0-2.
  6. My cats are better than the ones in Carolina...

  7. Possible reason for NFL ratings going down...

    Here's a decent take on this, that maybe defenses have just gotten good and no one appreciates defensive showcases anymore: http://deadspin.com/nfl-games-seem-ugly-because-defenses-have-gotten-good-1818630651 Offense sells tickets, defense wins championships. Fans prefer seeing QB's put up monster numbers, but it's usually always been dominant defenses that win out. Scoring is down so far this year too as a result of two weeks of strong defensive play.
  8. Jags Attendance Today - Game 2

    These topics are bad and simply rubbing salt in the wounds of bad teams. Just wait till the Colts are losing 10+ games a season. That stadium will be empty too and full of opposing fans for the road team. Most NFL fans are fair weather and will not waste their money to see a bad team play (and they shouldn't). Picking on the Jags over this is a little dirty...The Rams stadium in St Louis was far worse than this for several years, and people don't even bother showing up to the 49ers new stadium since it's so bad. Even the Superdome last week was at least 1/3rd Patriots fans.
  9. CTE

    The players should sue. They have every right to get what they deserve. They sacrificed their bodies and brains for our Sunday entertainment. If anything, the NFL should've come up with some kind of universal healthcare program to pay for all their medical problems after they retire. To see so many former players in the last decade have to sue the NFL for medical treatment is down right sad. My outlook on the NFL has changed a lot in the last few years. I no longer really care about players being 'greedy' demanding millions. They're sacrificing their bodies for us, so they should be able to milk that cow and get the most out of it while they can.
  10. Possible reason for NFL ratings going down...

    Not happening everywhere. College football is never going away and is probably more popular now than it ever was....Grade Schools in southern states will blow their entire budgets on athletic programs faster than anything. High school football is still 'the thing" for a lot of local communities down here. The NFL might lose popularity, but the sport is still alive and well in places where it's heavily tied in with local communities and where a college team is people's pride and joy.
  11. Possible reason for NFL ratings going down...

    I think this topic proves that no one has a clear answer and just wants to blame it on whatever they value as an opinion. This is a Colts forum, so it's almost predictable that it will get blamed on Peyton Manning's retirement. This is the only place I see where the Brady/Manning games were taken seriously...I don't think most fair weather fans cared at all, it was just another game for us. If you're going that route, throw in Ray Lewis' and several other retired player's names...The league does not revolve around 2 QB's in a little rivalry that lost it's mojo when Manning went to Denver. It's kinda like how people love to say "gee, pop music today is terrible! What happened?" There is an incredibly amount of bias to this that often shows the age of people who say it. Ages 35 and up often let nostalgia cloud their judgement. Like music for instance, it's easy to say that when you're just remembering the classics and the good stuff that stood the test of time and aged well. Every decade had horrible music, the songs that everyone forgets for good reason. I feel this is the same in sports and especially NFL. It's easy to say the old days had more dominant teams when you're only remember teams like the 49ers and Cowboys of the 90's. There was also a lot of bad teams in those same years. Same for quarterback play. No sport in American history has reigned supreme forever. Boxing used to be the biggest household sport for the longest time. The heavy weight title was considered a crowning achievement, and that sport eventually died off to irrelevancy. MLB has the steroid era, NBA it's slow decline after the 90's....The NFL is going to decline like everything else did. The true answer probably lies in CTE research and everything coming to light with concussions that we previously did not know beforehand. I think a lot of consumers and fans view the NFL as being more dishonest and more corporate and about the rich owners. Many of them see the NFL as they don't really care about their players like they do other professional sports...Roger Goodell is universally hated of all major sport commissioners and for good reason; he's a laughing stock and a phony. It also don't help that the fans have to sit there and witness Goodell and this league who clearly care far more about money than them with moving teams and re-locating them and the new stadium costs. Just look at how empty the 49ers new stadium is every game, or how the people in San Diego had their beloved team torn from them thanks to a sleazeball owner and a commissioner that couldn't just put his foot down and say no. Not every fan is going to keep watching this sport after they get royally screwed over and their beloved team ripped from their city and areas. The NFL gets what it deserves. They wanted to keep Goodell around, and wanted to bring two teams to L.A. so bad while ripping them from their fans (not counting the Raiders move to Vegas, that's going to be bad too), and add in how dishonest they've been about the concussion stuff while former players suffer. Most NFL fans are also "fair weather". When the team is doing poorly, they're not going to bother spending outrageous amounts of money to go to games and be surrounded by fans of the road team. Even a mediocre team, there is no point in wasting your money if they aren't having a winning season. But if the team starts winning and gets it together, all those fans are going to come back.
  12. NCAA spread offense and the impact on the NFL

    Spread style offenses have changed the NFL for the last 30 years. If you want to historically date this, then the Oilers Run-N-Shoot and Buffalo's K-Gun offenses were the first that really legitimatized a spread offense into the NFL running multiple wide receiver sets and various shotgun plays. The West Coast Offense was still in it's primitive state back then. The spread style offenses are the reason why the Bears style 4-6 defense became completely obsolete in just a matter of a few years, and quite frankly the reason they never won another Super Bowl. The 4-6 looks unbeatable against offenses running Smashmouth and other run heavy style offenses without a lot of passing. When you run the 4-6 up against a spread style offense, or even just something with good blocking and deep ball play (see 1985 Dan Marino carving it up, or any year in the playoffs where the Bears had to face Washington or San Fran who did the same thing), it's going to get exposed every single time. I don't think it has anything to do with bad o-line play. In that time of span, we've seen several teams manage to run pass happy spread style offenses and have terrific o-line play. The teams mentioned in the first post don't really put a lot of work into offensive line play. There are still some teams who make O-line play a top priority and invest heavily into it. Teams like Atlanta, Dallas and New Orleans focus on o-line play.
  13. The Disaster Artist looks amazing and hilarious. 

     

     

    1. Jules

      Jules

      That does look interesting.

       

      I had never heard of this film so thanks for sharing, will keep an eye out for it now.

    2. Synthetic

      Synthetic

       

      It's based on the book covering the infamous movie 'The Room'. Tommy Wiseau personally picked James Franco to play himself. I have a hardback of the book and it was really interesting. 

       

      This is what he's imitating...James Franco has the accent down perfectly. 

       

       

       

    3. southwest1

      southwest1

      Hey Bogie, 

       

      That trailer does look intriguing like Jules said. I remember James Franco & Seth Rogan from the TV series 'Freaks & Geeks." Those 2 do seem to click on screen together. Lovable losers you can't help but root for. 

       

      Thanks for bringing this flick to my attention. :thmup:

  14. NOPE! Sean Payton will resign or be rightfully fired before Marvin Lewis is finally canned.
  15. Dallas (-2.5) at Denver (9-17-17)

    Dallas is starting an entire secondary of all rookies....this was bound to happen to them and was waiting...They aren't winning 13 games this year with that secondary.