GrogHeads Forum

IRL (In Real Life) => Sports => Topic started by: JudgeDredd on January 31, 2015, 04:03:09 AM

Title: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: JudgeDredd on January 31, 2015, 04:03:09 AM
I used to watch NFL a bit when it was on Channel 4 in the UK...but then Sky got the rights to broadcast it. I think Ch 4 did get limited rights back recently, but I haven't seen any of the games.

However, I found out my two fav teams are in the Bowl this year - New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks. They're my favs (along with the Denver Broncos) for no reasons other than I always thought if I was to live in the States, I'd choose the New England/Boston area and the Seahawks because I served a bit of time in the British Army in Seattle (Tacoma actually - Fort Lewis).

So - for the first time ever, I've booked Monday off work and I'll be sitting up and watching all 5 hours on Channel 4. It's on from 22:00 until 03:30 here - so Monday off work was a requirement.

I'm pretty stoked about it and if I had to choose one of them that I would prefer to handle the cup, it would be The Seahawks.

Anyone else watching it? Anyone else care for either of those teams?
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: bayonetbrant on January 31, 2015, 05:42:51 AM
Pretty much everyone here in the US is going to be watching it :)

Personally, I'm cheering for the Seahawks, not because I'm a Seahawks fan (I'm a fan of the Saints), but because there's a bunch of guys on the Seattle roster that went to my college and played for the football team there.
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: MetalDog on January 31, 2015, 07:27:32 AM
Patriots for me.  For a variety of personal reasons, one of which is, that they are NOT the Seahawks!  Thank God!!
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: Steelgrave on January 31, 2015, 07:45:01 AM
Patriots. I have two favorite teams, the Texans and the Cowboys. After those two, it always comes down to personnel for me, and I'll root for or against a team because of their roster.

I love Tom Brady and would like to see him get his fourth ring. Gronk on the Pats is awesome, and Belichek belongs in any discussion of the best coach ever. Plus with all the Patriot haters, it's hard not to root for them, especially since they have been so good for so long. I appreciate excellence.

I also dig Russel Wilson, Marshawn Lynch and especially Richard Sherman on the Seahawks. Coach Carroll has assembled a historically great defense, so I'm not going to be devastated whichever way the game goes.

The best thing about this game? You can't argue that either team doesn't belong there. Underdogs are fun, but sometimes it's great to watch the two heavyweights slug it out. Hoping for a great game! Glad you are getting to see it.
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: W8taminute on January 31, 2015, 08:12:12 AM
I'm rooting for the Patriots.  Although I'm not sure if you've caught any of the controversy surrounding them after the championship game a few weeks ago Judge.  It's ludicrous and kind of took the wind out of my enthusiasm for this year's SuperBowl. 
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: bayonetbrant on January 31, 2015, 08:49:57 AM
to be clear - I'm OK if the Pats win, as I think they've been an excellent organization for 15 years now.  But I'd rather see my guys from NC State win their 2d title :)
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: endfire79 on January 31, 2015, 09:02:40 AM
I'm rooting for any hottie's in the commercials.  Last years winner was Scarlet Johansen
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: mirth on January 31, 2015, 09:06:01 AM
Long time Pats fan. After the last two losses to the Giants, some of my enthusiasm for the big game is gone. Would like to see Brady get another ring. I think this will be his last chance at it before he retires.
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: JudgeDredd on January 31, 2015, 09:08:18 AM
I'm rooting for the Patriots.  Although I'm not sure if you've caught any of the controversy surrounding them after the championship game a few weeks ago Judge.  It's ludicrous and kind of took the wind out of my enthusiasm for this year's SuperBowl.
No - but looking it up now.

I also want to be clear either one of these could win and I'd be happy, but Seahawks is the one with an extra bit of rooting!
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: Steelgrave on January 31, 2015, 09:17:23 AM
I'm rooting for any hottie's in the commercials.  Last years winner was Scarlet Johansen

Well then, here's this year's winner for ya!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqbomTIWCZ8 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqbomTIWCZ8)
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: MetalDog on January 31, 2015, 01:38:48 PM
^ That's pretty alright :)
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: MikeGER on January 31, 2015, 02:03:34 PM
i pull for the Patriots, because of 'Sea Bass'  O0
...he is from my neck of the woods, and a distant cousin of mine even played a few years next to him in the same German team: the Düsseldorf Panthers.

i will try to watch the super bowl, but usually i fall asleep against my will  :-[
...those damned interuptions and commercial breaks (with boring German TV spot ...of course, not the famous US ones)
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: GDS_Starfury on January 31, 2015, 02:28:31 PM
i pull for the Patriots, because of 'Sea Bass'  O0
...he is from my neck of the woods, and a distant cousin of mine even played a few years next to him in the same German team: the Düsseldorf Pzkw V.

FTFY
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: endfire79 on January 31, 2015, 04:29:52 PM
I'm rooting for any hottie's in the commercials.  Last years winner was Scarlet Johansen

Well then, here's this year's winner for ya!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqbomTIWCZ8 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqbomTIWCZ8)

Man, that was a total disappointment!  I can't believe how Buscemi has aged!
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: endfire79 on February 01, 2015, 07:57:20 AM
Here's the link to more

   http://m.imgur.com/a/Yq1Iz   (http://m.imgur.com/a/Yq1Iz)


(http://i.imgur.com/So58z0j.jpg)


(http://i.imgur.com/EJUfIL6.jpg)
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: Gusington on February 01, 2015, 02:05:31 PM
The Patriots? That's like rooting for the Red Sox. Go Seahawks!
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: MetalDog on February 01, 2015, 03:27:43 PM
As much as I agree with that statement, the Seahawks are much, much worse.  Gotta be the Pats.
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: JudgeDredd on February 01, 2015, 03:47:55 PM
I just noticed something watching the Channel 4 pre show....two of my most favourite comedy shows of all time are based in both places relating to these teams...Frasier (Seattle) and Cheers (New England). I watched both series (both having 11 seasons) last year and finished Cheers on the 29th December
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: MetalDog on February 01, 2015, 03:56:04 PM
Two EXCELLENT tv shows!  AND you like American Football?!?!?!  Are you SURE you don't have some American blood in you? ;)
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: Tuna on February 01, 2015, 04:32:21 PM
Go Patriots!
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: JudgeDredd on February 01, 2015, 05:22:03 PM
It is all Patriots at the moment. Seahawks don't seem to have an answer.
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: Grim.Reaper on February 01, 2015, 05:30:56 PM
It is all Patriots at the moment. Seahawks don't seem to have an answer.

It's early.....
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: JudgeDredd on February 01, 2015, 05:31:26 PM
Superb catch!  ;D
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: JudgeDredd on February 01, 2015, 05:33:21 PM
YES

 O0
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: Tuna on February 01, 2015, 05:42:14 PM
One Throw/Catch doesn't make a game.. It was a heck of a catch though!
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: Steelgrave on February 01, 2015, 05:50:41 PM
GRONK!!! 
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: Tuna on February 01, 2015, 06:01:37 PM
Ballsy move by the Hawks!
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: JudgeDredd on February 01, 2015, 06:04:38 PM
30 seconds left and a touchdown! How cool!
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: MetalDog on February 01, 2015, 06:05:22 PM
Not from where I sit!  :P
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: JudgeDredd on February 01, 2015, 06:10:52 PM
45 minute break???  :o
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: Steelgrave on February 01, 2015, 06:20:58 PM
45 minute break???  :o

Stupid extra long halftimes during the Super Bowl. Grrrrr.......

I have the sound off while I'm waiting for the game to come back on. I'm not a fan of the halftime shows, but this looks like the lamest halftime show ever....and that's saying a lot. And the budget for this lame a$$ intermission could probably feed half a dozen third world countries for a year. What a waste of time and money.
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: MetalDog on February 01, 2015, 06:26:57 PM
Oh, I don't know.  I LOVE KATY PERRY!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: Steelgrave on February 01, 2015, 06:29:13 PM
Oh, I don't know.  I LOVE KATY PERRY!!!!!!!!!

Get some, Dawg   8)
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: Gusington on February 01, 2015, 06:30:29 PM
I have seen worse half time shows. I have rarely seen better breasts.

And Ikki Woods is absolutely hilarious.

Go Seahawks!
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: Bison on February 01, 2015, 06:31:16 PM
Oh, I don't know.  I LOVE KATY PERRY!!!!!!!!!

/sigh/ You make me sad.  I've had my TV muted all halftime so I haven't had to listen to crap music or Bob Bag of Dicks Costas.
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: Gusington on February 01, 2015, 06:46:20 PM
^His eyes have finally cleared up at least.
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: Tuna on February 01, 2015, 06:47:11 PM
Too many commercials!
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: MetalDog on February 01, 2015, 06:56:21 PM
Hey.  I'm with you on Costas being annoying, but, Katy Perry is a thick GODDESS!
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: JudgeDredd on February 01, 2015, 06:56:36 PM
Go Hawks!  O0
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: MetalDog on February 01, 2015, 06:57:20 PM
Brady and the boys need to put some points on the board this drive.
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: Gusington on February 01, 2015, 07:09:03 PM
I'm going to bottle and sell Tom Brady's tears.
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: MetalDog on February 01, 2015, 07:13:12 PM
You hush your Jet loving mouth!!!
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: OJsDad on February 01, 2015, 07:16:57 PM
Hey.  I'm with you on Costas being annoying, but, Katy Perry is a thick GODDESS!

AMEN, Brother Dog!!!!!!   
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: MetalDog on February 01, 2015, 07:28:50 PM
^ :)

Now it's time to play defense.  Keep everything in front of you!
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: MetalDog on February 01, 2015, 07:37:19 PM
Runs and short passes.  Death by a thousand paper cuts.  Punch it in as the clock reads 0:00.  Brady gets number 4!
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: Steelgrave on February 01, 2015, 07:39:07 PM
This is a great freakin' game. This is what Super Bowl's are supposed to be   O0
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: Gusington on February 01, 2015, 07:39:40 PM
Best Super Bowl in many years.
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: Staggerwing on February 01, 2015, 07:47:59 PM
Touchdown.
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: Gusington on February 01, 2015, 07:48:25 PM
F*CK YOU TOM BRADY!!! GAH
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: Gusington on February 01, 2015, 07:51:51 PM
YEAH COMPLETE! 31 yard gain into Pats territory! BYOTCHES
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: Gusington on February 01, 2015, 07:58:26 PM
HOLY DOG SH*T
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: MetalDog on February 01, 2015, 08:00:39 PM
YESYESYESYESYESYES!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: MetalDog on February 01, 2015, 08:01:16 PM
Suck it SeaChickens!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: Gusington on February 01, 2015, 08:02:14 PM
Why did they not run that play? WTF?? GODDAMMIT
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: JudgeDredd on February 01, 2015, 08:04:45 PM
What an embarrassing end to a great game
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: Staggerwing on February 01, 2015, 08:05:02 PM
WTF!?! Really?
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: Gusington on February 01, 2015, 08:05:44 PM
Fighting in football is f*cking ridiculous. Way to ruin a good game.
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: Grim.Reaper on February 01, 2015, 08:06:14 PM
It will go down as one of the dumbest and worst play calls ever...
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: bayonetbrant on February 01, 2015, 08:07:57 PM
Seattle did it to themselves...
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: Bison on February 01, 2015, 08:08:07 PM
Well as much as I hate to admit it, I think Brady goes into the discussion with Montana as one of the greatest QBs of all time.  No Manning your great, but not the greatest.
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: Staggerwing on February 01, 2015, 08:08:42 PM
Fighting in football is f*cking ridiculous. Way to ruin a good game.

Embarrassing. And it was such a great game up to then.  >:(
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: Gusington on February 01, 2015, 08:09:04 PM
WHY THROW? WHY???????? BASTARDS.
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: Steelgrave on February 01, 2015, 08:09:53 PM
That was a HELLUVA game. PATS!!!
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: MetalDog on February 01, 2015, 08:10:20 PM
Love it!Love IT!LOVE IT!LOVEIT!!!!!!
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: Grim.Reaper on February 01, 2015, 08:11:10 PM
WHY THROW? WHY???????? BASTARDS.

They tried to be too cute...stick with what got you there....should have been lynch all the way.
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: Bison on February 01, 2015, 08:11:20 PM
Good game.  Yeah it was a very curious call, but it was not out of the ordinary for the Seahawks.
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: Tuna on February 01, 2015, 08:12:16 PM
YESYESYESYESYESYES!!!!!!!!!!


what he said!!  :knuppel2:

Thankyou for the win Seattle!
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: JudgeDredd on February 01, 2015, 08:13:25 PM
WHY THROW? WHY???????? BASTARDS.
I don't know the intricacies of the game...but even I would've thought with 30 seconds to go and 1st and Goal (or was it second?...whatever) you keep the ball in hand until you HAVE to throw.

Shite end to a great game.

It's 3.15am here - so I'm off to bed. Night folks.

Well done Pats.
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: bayonetbrant on February 01, 2015, 08:14:26 PM
I don't know the intricacies of the game...but even I would've thought with 30 seconds to go and 1st and Goal (or was it second?...whatever) you keep the ball in hand until you HAVE to throw.

Even the Brits ('scuse me, "Scots") know that you hand the ball to Marshawn right there...
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: Gusington on February 01, 2015, 08:14:50 PM
WHY??????????????????????????????????? :buck2:
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: Airborne Rifles on February 01, 2015, 08:22:23 PM
Zero class by Seattle at the end of the game. They've won plenty of games that way. Apparently they can't handle losing that way.
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: MetalDog on February 01, 2015, 08:28:27 PM
Zero class by Seattle at the end of the game. They've won plenty of games that way. Apparently they can't handle losing that way.


QFT!
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: Gusington on February 01, 2015, 08:43:34 PM
Crappy end to an otherwise good game.
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: OJsDad on February 01, 2015, 08:44:45 PM
Carroll lost a national championship at USC doing the same thing with Bush on the sideline. 
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: Nefaro on February 01, 2015, 09:06:16 PM
I could easily understand attempting a quick throw outside in such a 2nd down goal line situation... but a quick throw to the goal line right in the center of the field, with hordes of linebackers sitting right there in a goal line defense?!  Are you serious with that shit?!

Bad play call.  They were obviously hoping that the defending linebackers would instantly commit to a goal line leap by Lynch and immediately dive into the pile, completely ignoring any receiver coming into the center.  That's a crazy gamble for 2nd & Goal with 30 seconds left on the clock and the 'hawks paid the price for it.

(http://s1.totalprosports.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Tom-Brady-Facepalm.jpg)


That's part of what the game is about, though.  Taking calculated risks.  I think that was a poorly calculated one, however.  ;D




Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: Con on February 01, 2015, 10:09:44 PM
Sorry was there a game on?  Did I miss something

YES AMAZING CHOKE BY THE SEAPIGEONS.

GO PATS

party has only now wound down at my house and now getting ready to shovel out from another NorEaster and for those of you who live in Boston you know what I mean when I say CUE THE DUCKBOATS

Con
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: mirth on February 01, 2015, 10:33:07 PM
I went to bed early in the 3rd. Hahahahhaha!!!
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: bayonetbrant on February 02, 2015, 04:14:36 AM
Best tweet about the end of the game last night

Quote
"Hi I'm Rob Lowe."       "And I'm 'I forgot I had marshawn lynch on my team' Rob Lowe."
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: JudgeDredd on February 02, 2015, 04:20:56 AM
I could easily understand attempting a quick throw outside in such a 2nd down goal line situation... but a quick throw to the goal line right in the center of the field, with hordes of linebackers sitting right there in a goal line defense?!  Are you serious with that shit?!

Bad play call.  They were obviously hoping that the defending linebackers would instantly commit to a goal line leap by Lynch and immediately dive into the pile, completely ignoring any receiver coming into the center.  That's a crazy gamble for 2nd & Goal with 30 seconds left on the clock and the 'hawks paid the price for it.

(http://s1.totalprosports.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Tom-Brady-Facepalm.jpg)


That's part of what the game is about, though.  Taking calculated risks.  I think that was a poorly calculated one, however.  ;D
Totally. The Pats were more than likely going to think Lynch would get the ball and run - especially doing so well all night...so why, WHY pass to the centre when there would be a whole plethora of bodies around.

I still think a run and keep the ball in hand would've been the safe call...pass when you have to. I am also aware that the opposition might think of that - when I used to play Madden I often played a pass to the receiver when a run would've been the sensible option, but that was a game. I am aware such a play may have worked (if the right receiver was selected and in the right position), but still...Lynch was outstanding and he should've been given that 2nd down for a try at goal.
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: Tuna on February 02, 2015, 04:49:08 AM
Thing is Judge, in that situation you DON'T want a turnover.. Pass Plays have a higher chance of turnover.. What did they do, they passed.. They gave us the game!, Then the gave us the penalty after that to move the Pats out of the end zone!

Both teams played a heck of a game, you don't see many Super Bowls that close!
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: JudgeDredd on February 02, 2015, 05:27:16 AM
Thing is Judge, in that situation you DON'T want a turnover.. Pass Plays have a higher chance of turnover.. What did they do, they passed.. They gave us the game!, Then the gave us the penalty after that to move the Pats out of the end zone!

Both teams played a heck of a game, you don't see many Super Bowls that close!
Yeah - I know. That's why I was saying the smart play would be to hold the ball...keep it in hand.

I'll translate it to rugby. I watched a game where Scotland were 2 points ahead of Wales with seconds on the clock. They got a penalty and took it quick. The obvious play was to keep the ball in hand and work it up the field (the timer doesn't stop at 80 minutes until the next time the ball goes dead) and then kick it out or run it out when the clock goes past 80 minutes...but the ball went to a player who decided to kick it up field. Wales got it and ran it...the play went to about 84 minutes and Wales had done enough to get close enough for a penalty and 3 points...Scotland lost by a point.

I basically saw the same thing last night. Keep the ball in hand in 1st/2nd and even 3rd and Goal. I see the option to lure the opponents into defending the line and giving your receivers a better than average chance of receiving...but it's still a risky play. As it was only 2nd and Goal, the smart play would have been to keep it in hand until 4th down...then with seconds left, you have nothing to lose and you can play that risky play.

I'm no coach and I'm no authority on the game - but I would definitely have played safe until I had to make that risky call. Everyday.
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: endfire79 on February 02, 2015, 05:47:15 AM
Outstanding game, and nail biter.  Crazy catch on the ground by Seahawks ... But that last throw blew it.

This is funny, sorry its a gifv

http://i.imgur.com/MNKOY1M.gifv  (http://i.imgur.com/MNKOY1M.gifv)
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: Gusington on February 02, 2015, 06:28:51 AM
Have pitchers and catchers reported yet? And no that is not a euphemism.
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: Steelgrave on February 02, 2015, 06:58:28 AM
Brady should drive his new MVP truck and leave it outside of Butler's front door with the keys left on the seat. Without the Butler interception the story becomes how the Pats lost a third Super Bowl due to a crazy, fluke pass reception by an unknown WR in the final minutes. Butler re-wrote that history and the Pats are champs in one of the greatest Super Bowl's ever played.

Great job, rook!!!
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: JudgeDredd on February 02, 2015, 07:26:52 AM
Definitely. But then, he could always give it to Wilson for throwing such a bad pass which was no more than 50/50...or even Pete Carroll who has officially accepted blame for the play.

There are so many Brady could have thanked  :P
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: bayonetbrant on February 02, 2015, 07:28:32 AM
The Mike & Mike hyperbole machine was already talking about "greatest Super Bowl ever"

I thought Rams-Titans was better, and 49ers-Bengals was pretty good, too.
Regardless, this one is certainly in the top 5.

Just being a close game isn't enough to be "good" because close + sloppy = lousy

this one was pretty well-played by everyone, and someone had to lose...
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: JudgeDredd on February 02, 2015, 07:38:35 AM
I'm always totally amazed by your game.

I mean, in Rugby (there's bound to be comparisons), there's 15 players with another half dozen subs. Those 15 players pretty much batter their way up the field and batter the opponents back. There's no "defensive" team, "offensive" team or "special" team...it's just THE TEAM

You guys on the other hand have a team for everything! How much actual game time does your quarterback play? What about any of your receivers or line backers? The game is an hour long but takes 3 to play! It's absolutely mental watching it.

I used to think they were pussies for wearing the pads - but when I actually started to watch it, I realised that these buggers are jumping in the air to catch the ball and have absolutely no idea how they're going to land...it's just..."lets see how this goes".

But my god...the money involved...the amount of players...the sizes of the franchises. I presume drugs are involved legally or otherwise...there's an awful lot of angry meat on that field. It's crazy mental.

I love it - it's a superb game - but it's mental.  :idiot2:
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: bayonetbrant on February 02, 2015, 07:44:44 AM
For a long time, players played offense and defense.  It was abot 50 years ago that it started to change and players focused only on one or the other.
In Arena football (smaller, faster, indoor version) players play both ways, except the QB and one defensive specialist.
Also, in Arena football, when you sub out, you're out for the half, so coaches are careful about their subs.
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: GDS_Starfury on February 02, 2015, 07:50:21 AM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/v/t1.0-9/10959389_10153982598278881_3550293088967811905_n.jpg?oh=2eb577bfd7fd3542ad5d0436d9db6a9d&oe=55613622&__gda__=1432500855_d4a47ac2e4b81c84269672d578c18381)
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: Gusington on February 02, 2015, 08:45:13 AM
^HA!!! But sad too.

I am the smaller, faster, indoor version of a grog.
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: JudgeDredd on February 02, 2015, 08:56:50 AM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/v/t1.0-9/10959389_10153982598278881_3550293088967811905_n.jpg?oh=2eb577bfd7fd3542ad5d0436d9db6a9d&oe=55613622&__gda__=1432500855_d4a47ac2e4b81c84269672d578c18381)
The more I think about that play the more I think WTF???   :crazy2:
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: BanzaiCat on February 02, 2015, 09:49:11 AM
Hahahaha, awesome meme.

Didn't watch it but heard plenty of bellyaching about that on the drive in. :)

Didn't even know the final score until a coworker arrived and told me.
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: GDS_Starfury on February 02, 2015, 10:53:53 AM
It's shit like that play that make me think the thing is rigged loke wrestling.
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: GDS_Starfury on February 02, 2015, 11:24:37 AM
Seriously....  you have 3 plays and iitc 2 time outs to get Lynch 2 feet and you decide to throw the frakking ball right into the middle of the defensive line.  :tickedoff:
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: JudgeDredd on February 02, 2015, 12:01:27 PM
Seriously....  you have 3 plays and iitc 2 time outs to get Lynch 2 feet and you decide to throw the frakking ball right into the middle of the defensive line.  :tickedoff:
lol - I know. I can't get over it - I really can't.

Again - I know he was probably thinking the defence was going to expect him to run Lynch and so he probably thought he had a reasonable chance of getting a pass in - but still...2nd down - 2 more downs left - les than a yard to move the ball - Lynch has been superb - what exactly is there to think about?
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: Marty Ward on February 02, 2015, 12:49:50 PM
All the Patriots said they knew it would be Lynch running so the pass was not necessarily a bad play to run then, you know do what they aren't expecting. It was that the pass was short and over the middle that made it such a bonehead move. Christ there were 12 people within 2 steps of the ball.  Throw it outside or to the back of the end zone where only your guy can catch it. Then run twice if necessary.
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: bayonetbrant on February 02, 2015, 01:08:54 PM
http://www.vox.com/2015/2/2/7961789/pete-carroll-play-call-defense

Quote
This is the most persuasive defense of Pete Carroll's decision to throw that pass

An incomplete pass stops the game clock. An unsuccessful run does not. A timeout also stops the clock, and Seattle only had one timeout left. So if the Seahawks had run on second down and failed to get a touchdown, they would have had to call timeout.

Now, it's third down, and they have no timeouts left. So if they run on third and fail, the game is over. But if they pass on third and fail, the clock will stop, and they can run another play. So they basically have to pass on third, and the New England defense knows they have to pass.

By contrast, if you throw on second down and fail, the clock stops. Now it's third down, and you still have your time out. That means you could run on third, fail, and use the timeout to stop the clock and run another play on fourth down. That means New England has to defend against both the pass and the run, which puts Seattle in a more advantageous strategic position than they would be had they run and failed.

Obviously, this line of thinking didn't work out very well for the Seahawks. And there's a good case to be made that it involves overthinking the situation. You only need two yards, and you've got Lynch, so why not put it in his hands? But if you leave hindsight out of it, you can see the argument on the other side
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: JudgeDredd on February 02, 2015, 01:18:18 PM
All the Patriots said they knew it would be Lynch running so the pass was not necessarily a bad play to run then, you know do what they aren't expecting. It was that the pass was short and over the middle that made it such a bonehead move. Christ there were 12 people within 2 steps of the ball.  Throw it outside or to the back of the end zone where only your guy can catch it. Then run twice if necessary.
Of course they "knew" Lynch would receive it...but I still think 2nd down and a yard to go that had to be the play. Mess with a pass on the 3rd or better still the 4th if you really want...but you had 4 downs. Come the 4th, if Lynch hadn't made the ground, the Pats wouldn't have known what play was coming - and probably suspected a pass as the previous two downs had resulted in no gain.

What I'm trying to say is - at that time that move made no sense. The Pats would have been just as thrown had the Hawks gotten to a 4th. At the 4th you can make all the risky plays you want...you have nothing to lose with seconds left on the clock.

That game was there for the Hawks at that point and that decision gifted it to the Pats.

Having said that - I do think overall the Pats outplayed the Hawks and the best team on the night won.
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: JudgeDredd on February 02, 2015, 01:22:45 PM
http://www.vox.com/2015/2/2/7961789/pete-carroll-play-call-defense

Quote
This is the most persuasive defense of Pete Carroll's decision to throw that pass

An incomplete pass stops the game clock. An unsuccessful run does not. A timeout also stops the clock, and Seattle only had one timeout left. So if the Seahawks had run on second down and failed to get a touchdown, they would have had to call timeout.

Now, it's third down, and they have no timeouts left. So if they run on third and fail, the game is over. But if they pass on third and fail, the clock will stop, and they can run another play. So they basically have to pass on third, and the New England defense knows they have to pass.

By contrast, if you throw on second down and fail, the clock stops. Now it's third down, and you still have your time out. That means you could run on third, fail, and use the timeout to stop the clock and run another play on fourth down. That means New England has to defend against both the pass and the run, which puts Seattle in a more advantageous strategic position than they would be had they run and failed.

Obviously, this line of thinking didn't work out very well for the Seahawks. And there's a good case to be made that it involves overthinking the situation. You only need two yards, and you've got Lynch, so why not put it in his hands? But if you leave hindsight out of it, you can see the argument on the other side
I've seen teams play 3/4 downs in seconds....they just need the coach to be on the ball. 30 seconds was plenty of time to give the ball to Lynch and if needed, take the time out. Then they could've primed the next two plays...they could've fitted them in.

I've seen plays happen in quick succession before when the clock is running out and the team have no timeouts. You just need to be "on the ball" and get your plays lined up. There's 30 seconds left and you've got a yard and 3 downs!

So I don't buy that...sorry ;D
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: Marty Ward on February 02, 2015, 01:27:55 PM
All the Patriots said they knew it would be Lynch running so the pass was not necessarily a bad play to run then, you know do what they aren't expecting. It was that the pass was short and over the middle that made it such a bonehead move. Christ there were 12 people within 2 steps of the ball.  Throw it outside or to the back of the end zone where only your guy can catch it. Then run twice if necessary.
Of course they "knew" Lynch would receive it...but I still think 2nd down and a yard to go that had to be the play. Mess with a pass on the 3rd or better still the 4th if you really want...but you had 4 downs. Come the 4th, if Lynch hadn't made the ground, the Pats wouldn't have known what play was coming - and probably suspected a pass as the previous two downs had resulted in no gain.

What I'm trying to say is - at that time that move made no sense. The Pats would have been just as thrown had the Hawks gotten to a 4th. At the 4th you can make all the risky plays you want...you have nothing to lose with seconds left on the clock.

That game was there for the Hawks at that point and that decision gifted it to the Pats.

Having said that - I do think overall the Pats outplayed the Hawks and the best team on the night won.

I still think the pass call wasn't the problem. The problem was where the pass was thrown, short over the middle with a defense crowding the line to stop the run. The whole Pats defense was where the pass went. Throw it outside or high to the back of the end zone.
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: JudgeDredd on February 02, 2015, 01:35:54 PM
All the Patriots said they knew it would be Lynch running so the pass was not necessarily a bad play to run then, you know do what they aren't expecting. It was that the pass was short and over the middle that made it such a bonehead move. Christ there were 12 people within 2 steps of the ball.  Throw it outside or to the back of the end zone where only your guy can catch it. Then run twice if necessary.
Of course they "knew" Lynch would receive it...but I still think 2nd down and a yard to go that had to be the play. Mess with a pass on the 3rd or better still the 4th if you really want...but you had 4 downs. Come the 4th, if Lynch hadn't made the ground, the Pats wouldn't have known what play was coming - and probably suspected a pass as the previous two downs had resulted in no gain.

What I'm trying to say is - at that time that move made no sense. The Pats would have been just as thrown had the Hawks gotten to a 4th. At the 4th you can make all the risky plays you want...you have nothing to lose with seconds left on the clock.

That game was there for the Hawks at that point and that decision gifted it to the Pats.

Having said that - I do think overall the Pats outplayed the Hawks and the best team on the night won.

I still think the pass call wasn't the problem. The problem was where the pass was thrown, short over the middle with a defense crowding the line to stop the run. The whole Pats defense was where the pass went. Throw it outside or high to the back of the end zone.
Oh, I agree that it was the area that was the problem. Every man woman and child that could be spared was in the centre area waiting on a run

I still would've given Lynch his bite. 3rd or 4th down would've been where I would've chanced the pass.
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: mirth on February 02, 2015, 01:36:55 PM
The problem was where the pass was thrown, short over the middle with a defense crowding the line to stop the run. The whole Pats defense was where the pass went. Throw it outside or high to the back of the end zone.

That is typically where the ball would be thrown in that situation. Back of the end zone or outside toward the sideline. Throwing it into the middle, into the teeth of the defense, was plain dumb.

Not that I am displeased with the outcome :P
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: Gusington on February 02, 2015, 02:05:15 PM
^SHUT UP SHUT UP SHUT UP
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: Marty Ward on February 02, 2015, 02:06:24 PM

Oh, I agree that it was the area that was the problem. Every man woman and child that could be spared was in the centre area waiting on a run

I still would've given Lynch his bite. 3rd or 4th down would've been where I would've chanced the pass.

Either that or fake to Lynch up the middle and have Wilson roll out to either run or pass. Your talking about a 6-8 second play at worst.
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: mirth on February 02, 2015, 03:12:49 PM
^SHUT UP SHUT UP SHUT UP

Lol
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: GDS_Starfury on February 02, 2015, 04:30:40 PM
Not that I am displeased with the outcome :P

Gus.....  BRING ME THE GENITAL CUFF!
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: mirth on February 02, 2015, 04:32:55 PM
Chill dude, the Dolphins might go .500 next season!
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: mirth on February 02, 2015, 04:38:48 PM
JK no one really thinks that :P
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: GDS_Starfury on February 02, 2015, 04:45:08 PM
they beat the patrifags.
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: mirth on February 02, 2015, 04:46:41 PM
they beat the patrifags.

You must be looking forward to when they hang the banner for that.
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: mirth on February 02, 2015, 04:47:44 PM
Remind me. How many Super Bowls did Marino win?
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: mirth on February 02, 2015, 04:48:08 PM
Or appear in?
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: GDS_Starfury on February 02, 2015, 04:48:12 PM
the Dolphins had a perfect season.
the patriots, not so much.  ;)
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: mirth on February 02, 2015, 04:49:36 PM
the Dolphins had a perfect season.
the patriots, not so much.  ;)

Bask in that glory ;)
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: BanzaiCat on February 02, 2015, 05:35:26 PM
Or appear in?

...one  :-\
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: -budd- on February 02, 2015, 05:51:51 PM
Clearly i'm still in shock......F**K,F**K,F**K.....if there's a worse way to lose i don't know what it is. there's a lot of blame to go around for sure. I don't have a problem with passing on second down after wasting a timeout there was only going to be one run whenever you did it, but a F**king slant to Lockette, the pass wasn't good either too high. We didn't play that well. 5 trips for new england into the red zone 4 TD's 1 pic......F*******************ck. We were pretty classless at the end, no way to lose. I don't think Bevell will be back, I never been that fond of his play calling, but hard to complain about it with the success the team has had. Marshawn is flat out killing Bevell on https://twitter.com/beastmodeml  , there is no way they will both be back.
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: Airborne Rifles on February 02, 2015, 07:32:06 PM
^ is that Twitter feed real? Guy doesn't want to talk to the media before the game but he's happy to trash his coaches and teammates to the whole world afterwards?
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: GDS_Starfury on February 02, 2015, 07:52:37 PM
Im sure its fake.
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: -budd- on February 02, 2015, 08:20:48 PM
I hope it's fake, how do you tell?

think your right i found quite a few twitter lynch pages.
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: GDS_Starfury on February 02, 2015, 08:29:14 PM
I dont see him being that stupid and risking that many fines. 
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: bayonetbrant on February 02, 2015, 08:56:35 PM
this is his real one

https://twitter.com/MoneyLynch
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: Steelgrave on February 03, 2015, 09:01:45 AM
Brady should drive his new MVP truck and leave it outside of Butler's front door with the keys left on the seat. Without the Butler interception the story becomes how the Pats lost a third Super Bowl due to a crazy, fluke pass reception by an unknown WR in the final minutes. Butler re-wrote that history and the Pats are champs in one of the greatest Super Bowl's ever played.

Great job, rook!!!

I'm quoting myself 'cause I just heard on the Dan Patrick show Brady IS giving his new truck to Butler. Classy move, Tom. And it's now apparent that not only does Brady read Grogheads but he follows my posts as well   ;D
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: Gusington on February 03, 2015, 11:44:21 AM
^Tell him to put his head in the toilet and flush. Before that, though, I want my weather-beaten picture of Gisele back.
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: BanzaiCat on February 03, 2015, 11:45:16 AM
I want my weather-beaten picture of Gisele back.

Beatin' being the operative term, here.
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: Gusington on February 03, 2015, 11:47:00 AM
I don't type anything by occident.

:)
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: BanzaiCat on February 03, 2015, 11:57:03 AM
this is his real one

https://twitter.com/MoneyLynch

This guy is an idiot.
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: GDS_Starfury on February 03, 2015, 12:19:46 PM
Thank you captain obvious.
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: BanzaiCat on February 03, 2015, 12:23:51 PM
You're welcome, Sergeant Sarcasm.
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: GDS_Starfury on February 03, 2015, 12:30:01 PM
I like that.
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: Con on February 03, 2015, 01:21:28 PM
You're welcome, Sergeant Sarcasm.
Indeed Comrade Comeback
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: airboy on February 03, 2015, 04:57:01 PM
We played poker during the Super Bowl starting a couple of hours before kickoff.

I sat in my designated seat (back to the TV).

I won, again.  I've never lost at Super Bowl poker.  People get a bit too distracted.  Like the dealer calling 5 card draw and nobody at the table remembering that I did not take any cards.  Then tons of raises before it came to me.  When I was holding an Ace high flush.

Gotta love the Super Bowl.
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: MetalDog on February 03, 2015, 05:07:51 PM
There's a big poker tournament at my family's house every Super Bowl, too!
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: GDS_Starfury on February 03, 2015, 08:53:03 PM
poker?  I dont even know her!

and lets not get started on the liquor room.
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: Staggerwing on February 04, 2015, 04:26:14 AM
(http://www.thegrooveshack.com/Merchant2/graphics/00000002/BED012.jpg)




Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: Steelgrave on February 04, 2015, 09:25:34 AM
I want my weather-beaten picture of Gisele back.

Beatin' being the operative term, here.

I was going to say you took the words out of my mouth, BC, but that would only lead to more saucy comments.....
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: BanzaiCat on February 04, 2015, 09:39:56 AM
^ Don't stroke Gus's ego.
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: Arctic Blast on February 04, 2015, 10:58:16 PM

Oh, I agree that it was the area that was the problem. Every man woman and child that could be spared was in the centre area waiting on a run

I still would've given Lynch his bite. 3rd or 4th down would've been where I would've chanced the pass.

Either that or fake to Lynch up the middle and have Wilson roll out to either run or pass. Your talking about a 6-8 second play at worst.

That's exactly the play call that I was expecting.
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: bayonetbrant on February 05, 2015, 03:10:49 PM
Balls.  Great big brass Irish balls. (http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/early-lead/wp/2015/02/03/two-irish-guys-sneaked-into-the-super-bowl-without-tickets-and-snagged-25000-seats/)

Quote
Two Irish guys sneaked into the Super Bowl without tickets and snagged $25,000 seats
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google Plus Share via Email More Options

 
While hundreds wallowed over their Super Bowl ticket deals falling through on Sunday, two NFL fans from Ireland say they managed to sneak into University of Phoenix stadium in Glendale, Ariz., and snag $25,000 seats for free.

“Our game plan was to be super confident,” Richard Whelan, who attended with friend Paul McEvoy, told RTE Radio One Morning Ireland (via the Independent). “We just thought if we pretend we belong there, nobody will question us.”

Apparently, no one did. The two said they took advantage of the hullabaloo at one gate at the stadium, where they saw crowds of first aid workers entering.

sooooo much more at the link
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: bayonetbrant on February 09, 2015, 02:22:20 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/okx5fEX.png)
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: Steelgrave on February 09, 2015, 02:57:32 PM
^BWAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

I've often imagined God rolling a D20 at critical points in our lives. If He loves football, well....there ya go!
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: mirth on February 09, 2015, 04:51:07 PM
That's awesome.
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: mirth on February 20, 2015, 10:15:53 AM
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: MetalDog on February 20, 2015, 12:26:46 PM
Tosh is pretty awesome.  I just wonder when he is coming out of the closet?
Title: Re: Superbowl - I'm very stoked
Post by: mirth on February 20, 2015, 12:29:16 PM
With Tosh I don't think it really matters.