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saxoneagle 21-01-2007 07:53 PM

10 minutes to kick-off... Star Spangled Banner is off... go Saints :D

Hedgehog 21-01-2007 09:33 PM

I wonder why the officials are wearing black ‘trousers’? Looks very odd, and somewhat clashes with The Saints uniform.

Must be their new cold weather wear or something.

LLCOOLSTEVE 21-01-2007 10:04 PM

Damn Reggie is quick

Strathclyde Eagle 21-01-2007 10:04 PM

Yep, that's the cold weather gear.

Great move by Reggie Bush to fool the safety for the 88 yard touchdown.

Benzhiyi 21-01-2007 11:04 PM

If Cundiff's kick had had a bit more length I reckon New Orleans would have won this.

Ah well, I like the Bears too. Rex Grossman in the Superbowl will be very interesting.

LLCOOLSTEVE 21-01-2007 11:07 PM

Grossman got lucky tonight

Shame. :(

LLCOOLSTEVE 21-01-2007 11:08 PM

Nothing lucky about the D though

Strathclyde Eagle 21-01-2007 11:57 PM

Bears D was awesome tonight. I'm expecting to have some Chocky-styled posts to clean up from jl at some point tomorrow.

elliott 22-01-2007 02:34 AM

Woooooo!!!!!

Go the Sat!!!

Jeff scores a TD!!!! I shall remember this day for ever!

Hedgehog 22-01-2007 03:24 AM

Great game.

Colts/Pats that is.

joyce the voice 22-01-2007 05:40 AM

ah well. congrats to the colts--the Pats put up a great fight, but i think we saw the passing of the torch tonight

Chief Brody 22-01-2007 09:37 AM

Well done to the Bears and the Colts. C'mon Rex, show 'em up! :p

Benzhiyi 22-01-2007 10:12 AM

Well, after whinging about the boring Pats last week that was one hell of an exciting game. :o

I thought they had it wrapped up at 21-3 but credit to Dungy, Manning and the Colts for coming back time and again. And good to see two black coaches at the Superbowl for the first time. In a sport where colour has always been an issue when it's come to the top jobs it should open doors for other top African-American coaches.

saxoneagle 22-01-2007 02:47 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by joyce the voice
ah well. congrats to the colts--the Pats put up a great fight, but i think we saw the passing of the torch tonight
No chance, the Pats were just beaten in a shoot-out which we know is not Brady's game.

The Pats D laid down in the second half and the Colts just kept working them.

Even at the end, Manning nearly blew the final drive by his constant want for a long completion rather than just the 8-10 yard plays which are just as effective, even with little over 2 minutes left.

Was anyone else surprised though, with 2.40 left that the Pats with a first down near half way went for THREE passing plays and only used about 10 seconds off the clock when they could've left the Colts with about a minute? They should have ploughed Dillon, Maroney, Faulk or Pass through the middle a couple of times and then punted towards the sideline to avoid the touchback. Maybe I'm being over-critical and a little simplistic...

saxoneagle 22-01-2007 02:55 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by Benzhiyi
Well, after whinging about the boring Pats last week that was one hell of an exciting game. :o

I thought they had it wrapped up at 21-3 but credit to Dungy, Manning and the Colts for coming back time and again. And good to see two black coaches at the Superbowl for the first time. In a sport where colour has always been an issue when it's come to the top jobs it should open doors for other top African-American coaches.

Firstly, I think Dungy said it best when he said the Colts victory has nothing to do with skin colour and whilst he was proud to be one of the first African-Americans at the Superbowl, the occasion is about the Bears, the Colts and the cities of Chicago and Indianapolis.

The constant harping on last night was really p*ssing me off. Dan Marino and Boomer Esiason congratuled Smith and Dungy while the A-A guy in the studio (whose name escapes me) was ranting on and on about it.

Let's get serious - There are plenty of A-A coaches at all levels now in the NFL that why should this be such a big deal. Also, I gather that an NFL team HAS to interview a "person of colour" if a vacancy arises. Funny, I always thought you should get the best man for the job, not the person of the right colour.

Even the Colts CEO said that when they hired Dungy they were conciously looking for a "person of colour" for the job - isn't THAT racist against whites?

This is almost as bad as the South African cricket team announcing they will make up 50% of their World Cup squad from black players.

What is the world coming to that we can't JUST pick the best person for the job without pandering to the needs of the PC brigade?

jlmatthews 23-01-2007 12:02 AM

BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, AND LET THEM KNOW WHY YOUR WEARING THE CROWN!!! YOU'RE THE PRIDE AND JOY, OF ILLINOIS, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!

Yes, I was yelling.

Fom Indiana and a Bears fan.

Bears, Ditka, Polish Sausage

Strathclyde Eagle 23-01-2007 12:17 AM

What kept you Jason? :D

jlmatthews 23-01-2007 02:03 AM

I was yelling that song at all these losers in Ohio. Surely the Browns can't be considered a real football team? :)

joyce the voice 23-01-2007 03:47 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by saxoneagle
No chance, the Pats were just beaten in a shoot-out which we know is not Brady's game.

The Pats D laid down in the second half and the Colts just kept working them.

Even at the end, Manning nearly blew the final drive by his constant want for a long completion rather than just the 8-10 yard plays which are just as effective, even with little over 2 minutes left.

Was anyone else surprised though, with 2.40 left that the Pats with a first down near half way went for THREE passing plays and only used about 10 seconds off the clock when they could've left the Colts with about a minute? They should have ploughed Dillon, Maroney, Faulk or Pass through the middle a couple of times and then punted towards the sideline to avoid the touchback. Maybe I'm being over-critical and a little simplistic...

I'm not sure I agree with this. Brady hjas been involved in plenty of shoot-outs--he tends to go for shortish yardage, but the Pats have often completely abandoned the run in the past few years (as they did in the second half against SD)

You've got to give credit to Manning--he's the best QB in the NFL, and he proved it last night.

I don't think the Pats D laid down at all--they were exhausted. All those injuried to the secondary had to catch up with them at one point--and that's an aging group of linebackers, to say the least.

Yes the Pats perhaps should have won. But if we had to lose, then last night was okay. We have caproom next year, plus Seattle's pick. On the downside Samuel is gone. But we'll be there or thereabouts I imagine.

Strathclyde Eagle 23-01-2007 01:56 PM

I'm not altogether sure how the franchise tag works - is there any way the Patriots could slap that on Samuel?


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