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saxoneagle 04-02-2008 09:17 PM

Opponents listing here, jaz:

http://www.nfl.com/news/story?id=090...o&confirm=true

pauldrulez 04-02-2008 10:04 PM

Since we're moving onto the new season early :)

I've heard either Chris Long or Glenn Dorsey for the Dolphins with their first pick.
But for the Pats, Leodis McKelvin or Vernon Gholston(who would be my pick)

James 04-02-2008 10:35 PM

I've just watched the last Quarter again - what an amazing last drive that was. Some brilliant play - but everything went right for the Giants.

I wish that some NFL doubters could have watched that live - it would have produced a few converts.

Benzhiyi 04-02-2008 10:39 PM

I suspect Parcells will trade down, for the right price.

Excellent piece by Bill Simmons here. It's lengthy, but well worth ten minutes of your time...

http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2...simmons/080204

RDSdaEAGLE 04-02-2008 10:43 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by James
I've just watched the last Quarter again - what an amazing last drive that was. Some brilliant play - but everything went right for the Giants.

I wish that some NFL doubters could have watched that live - it would have produced a few converts.

I don't even think it was the most exciting game this season - there have been better! The previous Patriots vs. Giants match-up was a cracker too.

Being in the US means I've found myself far more immersed in the passion for it. I'm a full convert now - and while I know there are a lot of ad breaks, once you get used to it (and realise you're not actually missing out on the action - just different teams taking the field) its a great thing to watch.

Strathclyde Eagle 04-02-2008 10:47 PM

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Originally posted by saxoneagle
Opponents listing here, jaz:

http://www.nfl.com/news/story?id=090...o&confirm=true

Another chance for road defeats in Houston and Kansas City, excellent. ;)

nookiebear 04-02-2008 10:47 PM

Why on earth did the Patriots go for it on 4th and 13 instead of kicking a field goal from 49-odd yards? That lost them the game, I reckon, along with Eli's escapades and 'that catch'

Now then, Dan Snyder, owner of the Redskins, get busy interviewing Steve Spagnuolo for the head coaches job in DC :)

Hedgehog 04-02-2008 11:10 PM

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Originally posted by RDSdaEAGLE
I don't even think it was the most exciting game this season - there have been better! The previous Patriots vs. Giants match-up was a cracker too.

Being in the US means I've found myself far more immersed in the passion for it. I'm a full convert now - and while I know there are a lot of ad breaks, once you get used to it (and realise you're not actually missing out on the action - just different teams taking the field) its a great thing to watch.

Shame you can't get to see a "live" game in Los Angeles. Maybe one day.

I used to go and watch The Raiders when they were in LA... Was a good day out. I have to say it is odd being at the game when the TV time-outs are on though. Everyone stands around doing nothing waiting for the game to restart.

Plus it is easy to lose sight of who actually has the ball, what with all the "fakes" going on.

pauldrulez 04-02-2008 11:28 PM

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Originally posted by Benzhiyi
I suspect Parcells will trade down, for the right price.

Excellent piece by Bill Simmons here. It's lengthy, but well worth ten minutes of your time...

http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2...simmons/080204

Thanks for that Ben, great article. Same thought I went through at half-time. They just did not look up for it. I watched bits of the 02 Superbowl the other day and it was a different attitude altogether.

They should be back next year as long as their defence doesnt get to many retirees(Bruschi, Vrabel etc.) and they also use the draft to their advantage to get some players to replace the above.

Strathclyde Eagle 04-02-2008 11:48 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by Benzhiyi
I suspect Parcells will trade down, for the right price.

Excellent piece by Bill Simmons here. It's lengthy, but well worth ten minutes of your time...

http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2...simmons/080204

I've had that open all day, trying to find the time to read it. The lesson, as always, days off aren't always days off.

elliott 04-02-2008 11:50 PM

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Originally posted by pauldrulez
Thanks for that Ben, great article. Same thought I went through at half-time. They just did not look up for it. I watched bits of the 02 Superbowl the other day and it was a different attitude altogether.

They should be back next year as long as their defence doesnt get to many retirees(Bruschi, Vrabel etc.) and they also use the draft to their advantage to get some players to replace the above.

I love the way Old Man Seau wasn't mentioned along with Bruschi and Vrabel.

Strathclyde Eagle 05-02-2008 12:06 AM

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Jazman, attempt number 2 with your avatar.

Strathclyde Eagle 05-02-2008 12:09 AM

Meanwhile, elsewhere, the fleet-footed dog killer gets to keep his money:
http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3229782

RDSdaEAGLE 05-02-2008 12:26 AM

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Originally posted by Strathclyde Eagle
Meanwhile, elsewhere, the fleet-footed dog killer gets to keep his money:
http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3229782

I hope the guy never gets to play again. It still angers me that he got support from some of his idiotic team mates.

jlmatthews 05-02-2008 01:37 AM

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Originally posted by Latvian Eagle
I'm still shocked (yes I must be slow) that Tom Brady was only a 6th round draft pick! :eek:
Brady was brought to Michigan as merely a squad player. He only got a scholarship becasue his dad sent out a shitload of tapes and really pushed his son to coaches. He must have known something back then no one else did ;)

davematt 05-02-2008 09:58 AM

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Originally posted by saxoneagle
Opponents listing here, jaz:

http://www.nfl.com/news/story?id=090...o&confirm=true

49ers already a good punt for a 0-17 season :D

Hopefully I will be in the city for the Pats game :)

Neil 05-02-2008 10:10 AM

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Originally posted by Strathclyde Eagle
Meanwhile, elsewhere, the fleet-footed dog killer gets to keep his money:
http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3229782

:veryangry

jazman 05-02-2008 01:17 PM

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Originally posted by saxoneagle
The fixtures come out some time in March, I think, but the opponents are decided once the fixtures are complete for the prior season.

It's done rotationally so in theory the teams play each other more often.

The format is:
Each team plays the other three teams in its division twice: once at home, and once on the road (six games).
Each team plays the four teams from another division within its own conference once on a rotating three-year cycle: two at home, and two on the road (four games).
Each team plays the four teams from a division in the other conference once on a rotating four-year cycle: two at home, and two on the road (four games).
Each team plays once against the other teams in its conference that finished in the same place in their own divisions as themselves, not counting the division they were already scheduled to play: one at home, one on the road (two games).

I think, for the Giants, even though they won the Superbowl, they will have an easier schedule than the Cowgirls who'll have to play Green Bay, Tampa and Seattle while the Giants get Vikings, Panthers and Cardinals!

Thanks fella, that's real enlightening. Agree about the CowBOYS ( :veryangry ;) ) schedule though ....

jazman 05-02-2008 01:20 PM

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Originally posted by James
I've just watched the last Quarter again - what an amazing last drive that was. Some brilliant play - but everything went right for the Giants.

I wish that some NFL doubters could have watched that live - it would have produced a few converts.

Listening to Talksport last night. Ian Wright and Adrian Durham were challenging listeners to convert them to teh NFL as they simply did not agree with the enjoyment of the game. Now, I do take it with a pinch of salt as they need something contentious to talk about but how can you say the BFL is unpredictable and not not exciting? There is so much that is so right in the NFL that sports in this country could take heed of ....

jazman 05-02-2008 01:26 PM

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Originally posted by Strathclyde Eagle
Jazman, attempt number 2 with your avatar.
Excellent, thanks fella. No I'm being a bit think here, how do I use it as an avatar so it still acts as you have done it? :(


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