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Since: 4.1.02
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#61 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.65
So....another Vinatieri game-winning field goal and another MVP for Brady?

Actually wait, it's not going to come down to a field goal since NE is going to utterly destroy Philly. This week was the Eagles' Super Bowl; they finally got over the hump, and now with their load blown, they'll lean back in bed smoking the proverbial cigarette, and not even notice when the angry ex-wife (named Pat) kicks in the motel room door.

Lame analogy aside, I expect another blowout bowl. 40-14 seems reasonable.



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Since: 7.1.02
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#62 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.16
I almost have to think at this point, if the Eagles somehow pull it out, that every sports fan's head in the universe will explode.

My heart says 27-21, Eagles.
My brain says 45-3, Patriots.

(EDIT)Still, the thought of the entire sports media reacting with "Oh no, those Motherf***ers from Philly actually won it!!!" and gnashing their teeth in anger makes me smile.

(edited by KitsuneStar on 24.1.05 0304)





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#63 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.21
A two week gap is good for Philly because it gives them a real good shot at T.O. playing ... but then again give Bill Belichick and his staff two weeks to plan for the game and there's a good chance it might not matter much.

I like the Pats in a close low scoring game 21-17.



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Since: 23.1.02
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#64 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.01
I guess I'm just not feeling the "Belichick plans everything!" Mojo these days. I mean, did his gameplan *really* make Cowher call for a field goal?

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#65 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.42
    Originally posted by Jaguar
    I guess I'm just not feeling the "Belichick plans everything!" Mojo these days. I mean, did his gameplan *really* make Cowher call for a field goal?

    -Jag


The Steelers had lost the game long before that and didn't stand a chance, even if they had converted a touchdown there. They were outmatched big time, end of story.
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Since: 21.11.02
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#66 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.01
Patriots - 37
Eagles - 14

This one is going to be over early as Brady and Company will score 14 imn the first quarter and coast from there. Reid will be overmatched by Belichik and his defensive schemes. I just hope the commercials will be good becasue outside of appreciating what the Patriots do on the field (best team in all of sports) this game will be boring.



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Since: 3.1.02
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#67 Posted on | Instant Rating: 0.00
    Originally posted by TheBucsFan
    The Steelers had lost the game long before that and didn't stand a chance, even if they had converted a touchdown there.


The game was effectively over with Rodney Harrison's pick. That put the Steelers in a permanent catch-up offense for the rest of the game.

The fumble-that-wasn't was just the icing on the cake. After replay (correctly) changed it from a fumble recovery to a catch PLUS fifteen, I'd have bet my car that the Pats would score on the next play, and I'd have won.

That said, I _hated_ Cowher's fourth-quarter FG call. Hated hated hated. With the season on the line, that kick changed it from a two-score game to... a two-score game. If you're going to knock the champs off their perch, you have to take chances.

In two weeks, Reid will do his best to keep it close, but the Pats have too many weapons. Pats by 10. And Ed "Cookie" Jarvis takes the Wing Bowl.




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Since: 2.6.03
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#68 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.00
I'm an Eagles fan until after Feb 6. Please beat the Patriots so I won't have to endure anymore media fellatio for them.
A Fan
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Since: 3.1.02

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#69 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.36
I agree with Broncolanche about the New England BJs being handed out. If they lose to Philly which is a good possiblity, the dynasty stuff will stop. Cowher should have gone for it, you could see the entire momentum shift when he went for it. The players looked like they just gave up. If they do it make, its a score game with over 8 minutes on the clock and a pumped up crowd and D. Oh well, I can't complain too much when we had a rookie quarterback get us to the AFC Championship game, beat both Superbowl teams back to back, own the division and now we can lock up a few Monday Night games next year. All in all, a pretty damn good year.





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Since: 3.1.02
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#70 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.41
The only way that the Eagles win this game is if they have the power of the Freddy Mitchell Fro-Hawk working for them. TO won't play but the media will play it up like it was a game time decision. He will help deflect quite a bit of the media pressure away from the rest of the team for the next two weeks so that should help some. Brady, Belichik & Dillon should be the big differences in the game but then again, no one gave the Pistons a chance this past year either.......

Early prediction - subject to change

Iggles 23
Pats 20



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Since: 25.6.03
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#71 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.51
    Originally posted by Broncolanche
    I'm an Eagles fan until after Feb 6. Please beat the Patriots so I won't have to endure anymore media fellatio for them.


NO KIDDING. I love Tom Brady (U-M grad), and I even like the Pats, but my overwhelming hate for this love-in with the Pats is sucking my will to live.

After Simmons' ran his latest bitchfest about "Why are the Colts favored? We get no respect! Blah, blah, blah." his intern ran e-mails from people who told him to shut up.

Of course, it only ran for one day, but they were so delicious, I had to put them on a website so I could share them with others I knew who have had it with the media and snotty Boston fans. Funny (and fitting) that they get the comparison to the Yankees now.



(edited by Reverend J Shaft on 24.1.05 1121)
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#72 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.42
Steeler fans had a great year to enjoy, and the future looks bright for them with Ben. Problem is, Bettis hinting at retirement would be a material loss for them. The Pats will still be there next year - albeit with a few changes among the asst. coaches.

I don't think the Pats have clear sailing against the Eagles - I have too much respect for the Eagles D for that. In addition, the Eagles have a better QB in McNabb (bigger star), Andy Reid is not far behind Belichick as a coach (and given the distractions the Weis and Romeo Crennel are looking at new jobs next year) its a push, and Akers is every bit as good as Vinatieri. A couple of plays either way, a deflection etc. could easily make this game very tight. And of course the networks are pulling for a close game...

I disagree with the second-guessers on the Cowher's call for the FG instead of 4th and 2 1/2. At that point in the game, the Steelers had just gone down the field easily, they had effectively stopped the Pats offense before that and looked like they were back in control. There was a lot of time left, so I can't disagree with taking the points.

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Since: 16.4.02
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#73 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.25
Thanks for a great season, Pick of the Week fans...see you next year at Planet Magic in Denmark, WI!

    Originally posted by Broncolanche
    Please beat the Patriots so I won't have to endure anymore media fellatio for them.


Huh? Didn't everybody and their mother pick Peyton "0-for-Foxboro" Manning to pass the living daylights out of the Pats? And Rothlisberger got a ton more love than Brady this year, IMO. Plus for most of the season, everybody seemed to be all about McNabb and T.O.

At least from what I saw, the champs got no respect. They'll earn some more on Super Bowl Sunday, and the word "dynasty" will be most fitting.

Pats 27, Eagles 21. Long live the Chowds.



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Since: 3.1.02
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#74 Posted on | Instant Rating: 0.00
    Originally posted by too-old-now
    I disagree with the second-guessers on the Cowher's call for the FG instead of 4th and 2 1/2. At that point in the game, the Steelers had just gone down the field easily, they had effectively stopped the Pats offense before that and looked like they were back in control. There was a lot of time left, so I can't disagree with taking the points.


Uh, what?

They were down by 14 in the fourth quarter against an offense that'd already scored 24 points on them, and who'd answered Bettis's third-quarter TD with a TD of their own to bump the margin back up to 14. Cowher knew that the Steelers would probably only get two more drives in the game, barring a turnover, and calling for the FG meant that they'd absolutely have to score on both of them.

If they could effectively stop the Pats' offense, why not go for the TD and start them on their own two if they missed? A defensive stop from there (which Cowher _had_ to count on, as any more Patriot points would've put the Steelers in hurry-up mode no matter what) would've given the Steelers the ball back with good field position to try again.

If it was early in the third, maybe it would've made sense. Early in the fourth against a potent offense is no time to play conservatively.




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#75 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.03
I really wish I could have watched both games, especially the second. I was stuck with ESPN's somewhat broken GameCast...

When I saw Pittsburgh's first three offensive possessions go interception, fumble, 3-and-out, I knew it was over. Not to say I pity Pittsburgh too much, though, as there's little doubt in my mind that Big Ben will be a dominant QB in the league within 3 years.

I wasn't too surprised to see Philly beating Atlanta, either. McNabb's good stuff and the team is well coached by Reid. I just don't see them beating the Pats this year.

As for the Pats, I think they're approaching "scary" status. Is there a pro sports team in the world that you'd rather not play more than them? ManU? Arsenal? They remind me of the Soviet Red Army Hockey Team circa 1983. They execute almost perfectly on every play, they have names you know, but they'll beat you with names you don't, too, and they're excrutiatingly well-coached. And to cite an old cliche, they don't have a single player who thinks he's bigger than the team.

At least with the Russkies, you could rationalize it through the shared dogma. Belichick has 53 professional athletes on the same page, week after week after week. No superstars, no heroes, no prima donnas. Just football players who want to win. It's just sad that's it's the exception and not the rule.



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Since: 6.1.04
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#76 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.76
    Originally posted by tarnish
    Belichick has 53 professional athletes on the same page, week after week after week. No superstars, no heroes, no prima donnas. Just football players who want to win. It's just sad that's it's the exception and not the rule.


Agreed about Belichick Tarnish. I think the question is when do we start to question all of the accolades heaped on Bill Parcells, & start to wonder who the real mastermind was behind the Super Bowl winning Giants teams, New England's Super Bowl appearance against Green Bay, & the Jets unlikely AFC championship run...?
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Since: 2.11.02
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#77 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.73
I'm officialy as happy as a pig in poo today. Not only are we in the Superbowl, but our D played so damned well that it was possible to watch a Falcons game in its entirity without having to put up with verbal BJ's for Vick every two seconds.

Lewis (of the Greg variety) has impressed me in the last couple of games, and Freddy was solid again. McNabb clearly has little of any confidence in poor old Todd these days though. It'll be interesting to see whether he starts if TO is back for the 6th.

With Thomas, Rayburn and Trotter all available I think we've got a chance of at least containing Dillon. If we can even limit him to 3.5 to 4 yards a carry it'll give us a great chance. And whatever else we do we must, must MUST go after the Pats cornerbacks. They just flat out aren't that good. Why Peyton abandoned the notion of passing the ball further than 15 yards when facing them I'll never know. Jeepers even AJ Feeley had some fun with them.

For the time being though I'm just gonna enjoy the win, and enjoy even smore smiling in an unashamedly smug fashion at the numerous people who so enjoyed harping on about how we couldn't make it to a Superbowl.



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Since: 16.10.02
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#78 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.66
Broncolanche,
What's wrong with a little "media fellatio" when it clearly has been earned? This is a great team in the middle of a great run. Many people on the Pats message board still feel disrespected by the national media. Especially when it comes to Peyton Manning and all the praise he gets and how he is always picked to walk all over New England but never does.
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#79 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.74

    Originally posted by The Thrill
      Originally posted by Broncolanche
      Please beat the Patriots so I won't have to endure anymore media fellatio for them.


    Huh? Didn't everybody and their mother pick Peyton "0-for-Foxboro" Manning to pass the living daylights out of the Pats? And Rothlisberger got a ton more love than Brady this year, IMO. Plus for most of the season, everybody seemed to be all about McNabb and T.O.

    At least from what I saw, the champs got no respect. They'll earn some more on Super Bowl Sunday, and the word "dynasty" will be most fitting.

    Pats 27, Eagles 21. Long live the Chowds.


I am going to agree with The Thrill on this one. Up until this week, most media outlets were jumping on the Colts to beat the Pats, for the Steelers to beat the Pats. They have to be the least publicized "dynasty" I have ever seen. They just go out and play football. As a Giants fan living in New England, I see lots of local media which absolutely adores the Patriots, but on a national level, I think this team gets short-changed a lot.



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Since: 11.1.02
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#80 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.74
    Originally posted by dMr
    and Freddy was solid again


If you mean Freddie Mitchell, he had 2 catches for 20 yards.

For a guy that spent the better part of the week giving the biggest self-blowjob I've ever seen/heard...he only had two more catches than I did, and I was sitting on my couch.



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