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gingerob 20-04-2013 10:57 PM

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Originally Posted by sir_minty
Being a giants fan i find at least a quarter of the season isnt on Gamepass due to sky picking it up. Any VPN suggestions?

What I do is find a friend who has sky but never watches it online and use their skygo account

LLCOOLSTEVE 21-04-2013 10:13 PM

Revis to bucs, 6 yrs, 96mill

Nice

ardeo 21-04-2013 10:57 PM

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Originally Posted by SteveyHawking
That'll be us 3-0 putting the NFC East on notice after only 10 days! :lux:

I'll say 0-3, I'm being super pessimistic in this rebuilding year. Both offence and defence are having massive changes so not expecting much early, just hoping we will find some late.season form when things come together.

LLCOOLSTEVE 21-04-2013 11:19 PM

After the Revis trade

Jets Week One opened -2.5 hosting TB . Bucs now -2.5

saxoneagle 22-04-2013 04:09 PM

Dunno why, but I'm not especially excited yet about the NFL goings-on.

Vince Hilaire's Afro 22-04-2013 04:17 PM

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Originally Posted by LLCOOLSTEVE
After the Revis trade

Jets Week One opened -2.5 hosting TB . Bucs now -2.5

Rough old schedule for the Panthers this year. Giants, Seattle, 49ers (on the road) - it's saying something when Patriots on the road is being eyed up as a potential W!

Not to mention the divisional games against perennial playground bullies the Falcons, a presumably resurgent Saints, and the always improving Bucs. You have to say the most likely implosion in the division will be from the Panthers, sadly.

Even what would have been potential wins last season - Dolphins, Rams, Jets - are shrouded in mystery this year. And as for Adrian Peterson - he's always good for a couple of hundred yards rushing and receiving against us!

Funk Butter 22-04-2013 04:44 PM

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Originally Posted by saxoneagle
Dunno why, but I'm not especially excited yet about the NFL goings-on.

Three days until the draft starts. :lux:

Funk Butter 22-04-2013 05:10 PM

http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/91...-fairness-mind

John Clayton talking about the schedule. Pretty humdrum, except for this blurb.
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West Coast teams may ask for help on 1 p.m. Eastern time zone starts. The Seahawks, despite advancing into the divisional round of the playoffs last season, have five 1 p.m. ET starts, three against 2012 playoff teams. Over the past four years, the Seahawks have a 5-12 record when they play at 1 p.m. ET.

I'm not advocating overdoing 4 p.m. ET starts for West Coast teams. Fans on the East Coast like their 1 p.m. starts, but elite teams have earned the right to get later starts. The 49ers, for example, went to the Super Bowl and earned the right to have only two 1 p.m. ET starts. The San Diego Chargers have six. The Oakland Raiders and the Seahawks have five each.
What the **** is he talking about? Why should they have preference over a crappy west coast team?

El Kooch 22-04-2013 05:22 PM

T.O. wants to play for the Bears

Lol

Funk Butter 22-04-2013 05:25 PM

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Originally Posted by El Kooch
T.O. wants to play so he can pay off his baby mamas

Fixed

Swanny32 22-04-2013 07:27 PM

I think the Jets trading away Revis is them giving up on Rex, they don't have a hope in hell next season. I'll be surprised if they win 3 games next year.

davematt 22-04-2013 11:05 PM

I'm looking forward to the draft.

From a British perspective, we have Menelik Watson to keep an eye as a potential first rounder.

We then have local Croydon boy Lawrence Okoye; his story could be incredible. He might have to wait for a invitation to a mini camp, but he might even get selected very late on (49ers have shown interest and might be willing to take a risk-free punt on him with one of their later picks).

Joeckel will go first, but the draft could get interesting IF the Bills take a gamble on Geno Smith, which is a possibility.

There isn't much star quality in this draft, but its quite a deep draft in many positions in regards to players than could comfortably make a solid impact in their rookie season.

Strathclyde Eagle 23-04-2013 12:09 AM

Good watch if you have about 12 minutes spare. Parcells is always interesting to listen to.

http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/...mentary-series

Kemper 23-04-2013 08:24 AM

I'm running the Chicago Marathon in October and it just so happens that the Bears are hosting the Giants in the Thursday night game whilst I'm there. I did look at buying a ticket through the NFL, it seemed very expensive though, and I vaguely remember somewhere in this thread was a link for getting tickets to games. Any chance someone can post it again for me, and has anyone been to Soldier Field for a game. Finally is it better to get the ticket early or leave it a while and hope to pick up the ticket cheaper?

Thanks in advance.

davematt 23-04-2013 08:35 AM

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Originally Posted by Kemper
I'm running the Chicago Marathon in October and it just so happens that the Bears are hosting the Giants in the Thursday night game whilst I'm there. I did look at buying a ticket through the NFL, it seemed very expensive though, and I vaguely remember somewhere in this thread was a link for getting tickets to games. Any chance someone can post it again for me, and has anyone been to Soldier Field for a game. Finally is it better to get the ticket early or leave it a while and hope to pick up the ticket cheaper?

Thanks in advance.

Stubhub.com mate

pauldrulez 23-04-2013 10:39 AM

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Originally Posted by davematt
I'm looking forward to the draft.

From a British perspective, we have Menelik Watson to keep an eye as a potential first rounder.

We then have local Croydon boy Lawrence Okoye; his story could be incredible. He might have to wait for a invitation to a mini camp, but he might even get selected very late on (49ers have shown interest and might be willing to take a risk-free punt on him with one of their later picks).

Joeckel will go first, but the draft could get interesting IF the Bills take a gamble on Geno Smith, which is a possibility.

There isn't much star quality in this draft, but its quite a deep draft in many positions in regards to players than could comfortably make a solid impact in their rookie season.

Bills will try to trade down, or Marrone will take Nassib.

Not into the draft as much this year (part of having a life), but I'm hoping the Pats move down and try to get 4 picks in the 2nd and 3rd round

Funk Butter 23-04-2013 05:54 PM

You can read this article about the Jaguars inability to draft well. Or just look at this picture.

http://i.imgur.com/nwojNVV.jpg

Funk Butter 23-04-2013 06:11 PM

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Consider this trail for the 89th pick in the 2009 draft, a selection originally owned by the New England Patriots. The Patriots dealt that pick away as part of a 3-for-2 trade with the Titans that gave them Tennessee's second-round pick in the 2010 draft. That pick became the 47th overall selection in that draft, which would be a good enough deal on its own if the Patriots hadn't just been getting started.

Next, the Patriots dealt that 47th pick to the Cardinals, who gave them the 58th and 89th picks in the 2010 draft. Bill Belichick then swapped that 58th pick with the Texans, who gave him the 62nd and 150th picks in the 2010 draft, selections Belichick used on Brandon Spikes and Zoltan Mesko, respectively. That 89th overall selection? The Panthers coveted wide receiver Armanti Edwards, he of the five career catches, and were willing to make a 3-for-2 swap with the Patriots to get him. Because the Panthers were the worst team in football during that subsequent season, the second-round pick they handed New England became the 33rd overall pick in the following draft, a selection they used to nab Ras-I Dowling. (Nobody's perfect).

By being patient and trading into the future, the Patriots turned the 89th overall pick into the 33rd, 62nd, and 150th overall picks. Most NFL general managers would be afraid to make those sorts of moves because they would be worried about their job security, but the stability in New England means Belichick can plan ahead without worrying about being fired. Of course, that leads to the ol' chicken-versus-egg problem: Is Belichick smart because he has stability, or does he have stability because he's smart? In any case, it's clear to see how valuable manipulating draft trades can be.
Ever since the Falcons gave up their 2000 1st Round pick to take Reggie Kelly at the 42nd pick in the 1999 draft, I've hated those trades. Of course, Reggie Kelly was god awful and the Ravens took Jamal Lewis with the 5th overall pick. And the Falcons ended up taking Alge Crumpler in 2001 to erase that mistake.

Funk Butter 24-04-2013 04:21 AM

Holy Cow! If you guys have 90 minutes and have access to it, you need to watch the ESPN documentary, Elway to Marino. http://espn.go.com/30for30/film?page=elwaytomarino Incredible stories, from the chaos with the Baltimore Colts to Bill Walsh actually considering trading Joe Montana.

BLUE BOY 24-04-2013 09:43 AM

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Originally Posted by davematt
I'm looking forward to the draft.

From a British perspective, we have Menelik Watson to keep an eye as a potential first rounder.

We then have local Croydon boy Lawrence Okoye; his story could be incredible. He might have to wait for a invitation to a mini camp, but he might even get selected very late on (49ers have shown interest and might be willing to take a risk-free punt on him with one of their later picks).

Tom Wort a MLB from the Oklahoma Sooners is also in the draft, maybe a 4th/5th rounder, born and lived in Crawley until he was 14.


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