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Title: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: bayonetbrant on February 03, 2015, 05:40:46 AM
Super Bowl is over, next up, National Signing Day, then the draft. 

All the cool kids are talking about next year's football season already.  Don't be an ironic hipster and try to avoid it.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: bayonetbrant on February 03, 2015, 05:43:20 AM
according to RJ Bell of Pregame.com (https://twitter.com/RJinVegas/status/562094322066001920), the 2016 Super Bowl champ odds are

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2016 Super Bowl Odds: Sea 6/1; NE 7/1; GB 8/1; Den, Ind 12/1; Dal 18/1; Phi 25/1; SF, Pit, NO, Det, Bal 30/1; Cin 35/1

In other news the Jags, Bucs, Jets, Titans, Redskins, and Raiders are already mathematically eliminated from the playoffs.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: OJsDad on February 03, 2015, 05:57:43 AM
You forgot the Browns are also already eliminated.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: bayonetbrant on February 03, 2015, 06:00:13 AM
I was waiting to see if Manziel stayed in rehab or not.  If he stays there 'til this time next year, they might have a chance.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: OJsDad on February 03, 2015, 07:10:33 PM
Well, Gordon won't be playing for the Browns next season.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: bayonetbrant on February 03, 2015, 08:15:45 PM
Well, Gordon won't be playing for the Browns next season.

or anyone else.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Arctic Blast on March 11, 2015, 12:34:14 PM
So...has Chip Kelly outsmarted himself? Sure looks that way right now.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 11, 2015, 12:48:44 PM
hard to run his system with a QB on crutches
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Steelgrave on March 11, 2015, 01:07:13 PM
Sports talk radio out of Philly....She-gles fans are jumping off of rooftops and are ready to toss Chip "The Savior" Kelly off the nearest bridge. The moaning and tears of frustrated/angry Philly fans is deafening.

As a Cowboys fan stuck in enemy territory for five more months.....it's sweet music!!!
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: OJsDad on March 11, 2015, 01:10:38 PM
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Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Martok on March 11, 2015, 01:33:46 PM
As a Cowboys fan

I bet you're just salivating over getting AP on the team, then.  I just hope Jones is dumb enough to give away the farm for him in exchange.  :P 

Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Steelgrave on March 11, 2015, 02:16:32 PM
As a Cowboys fan

I bet you're just salivating over getting AP on the team, then.  I just hope Jones is dumb enough to give away the farm for him in exchange.  :P

I'm far from convinced the Cowboys will pick up AP. Jones sometimes talks big and then does the unexpected...for good or bad. Case in point, keeping Garrett when everyone and their mother thought he would finally get fired. It won't shock me to see Murray back next year or a cheaper option in the backfield than either Murray or AP.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Arctic Blast on March 12, 2015, 12:00:28 PM
As a Cowboys fan

I bet you're just salivating over getting AP on the team, then.  I just hope Jones is dumb enough to give away the farm for him in exchange.  :P

I'm far from convinced the Cowboys will pick up AP. Jones sometimes talks big and then does the unexpected...for good or bad. Case in point, keeping Garrett when everyone and their mother thought he would finally get fired. It won't shock me to see Murray back next year or a cheaper option in the backfield than either Murray or AP.

I've actually read in a few places that Jerry's kid has convinced him to back off a bit on his personnel department. Apparently, Stephen Jones has long been trying to convince dad to let his scouts do their jobs and stop playing at being a GM, and since he was brought in to the organization as an executive he's finally been successful.

It would explain a couple of very good drafts and a lack of insane roster moves...

As for Peterson, nobody is giving up a mint for that guy. You're talking about a near 30 year old tailback with a lot of wear on his legs who hasn't suited up for basically a year, and he's a nearly 12 million dollar hit against the cap. And I honestly don't think the Vikings need a mint for him. They've got some young talent, they'd open up a big piece of cap room...add another good draft to the mix, and they're not looking bad. Hell, they won 7 last year with a still-developing roster.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: MetalDog on March 12, 2015, 05:09:04 PM
Hey Steelie, whadda ya' think about DeMarco as an Iggle?  >:D
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Steelgrave on March 12, 2015, 06:40:36 PM
Hey Steelie, whadda ya' think about DeMarco as an Iggle?  >:D

Pretty much made my head explode......

I effin hate the She-gles, almost entirely because of their fan base. Some of the absolute crap I've heard on talk radio while exiled on the east coast this year has only justified that hatred. Worse,  I love Sam Bradford. He's a great kid, he's a Sooner and he's a class human being. DeMarco is a Sooner and a Cowboy and again, a good guy. So the best I can do is hope Sam and DeMarco stay healthy, take the She-gles for a boatload of money while proving to be huge disappointments as Philly once again misses the playoffs.

I'm going to try to call into one particular sports talk program in the morning. This clown, a fixture on Philly sports radio, said before the first Cowboys game he hoped DeMarco Murray got injured so badly the game before that he wouldn't be on the field against Philly. Totally what I've come to expect from Philly fans! If I can get in, I'm going to challenge him to play that clip the first time he has DeMarco on the program. Of course, he won't. The Philly mascot should be a chicken instead of an eagle, a chicken coated in a particular, smelly shade of brown......

Now ask me how I really feel  8)
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: mirth on March 12, 2015, 09:40:27 PM
I love watching the NFC East devour itself.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: MetalDog on March 12, 2015, 09:53:10 PM
Having grown up with the NFC East, I agree with mirth wholeheartedly.  Steelie, too.  Eagles fans are dicks!
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Steelgrave on March 13, 2015, 03:08:54 AM
Growing up, my first loyalty was always to the Oilers, before they moved anyway. Being a homer, I've become a whole-hearted Texans fan with no difficulty. After Houston and Dallas, my NFL fandom varies as I tend to follow players I like more than teams.

Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: GDS_Starfury on March 13, 2015, 04:12:20 AM
I effin hate the She-gles, almost entirely because of their fan base.

nothing compares to jets/patriots fans in South Florida.  they make a person want to bring a tazer to the sports pub and use it on their genitals.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 13, 2015, 04:47:54 AM
There's an article on ESPN about Trent Richardson being cut.

One of the reader comments under the article was
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I wonder how long it's going to take him to get out of town at 2 yards at a time
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: MetalDog on March 13, 2015, 04:59:56 AM
There's an article on ESPN about Trent Richardson being cut.

One of the reader comments under the article was
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I wonder how long it's going to take him to get out of town at 2 yards at a time

Richardson's failure is a source of embarrassment and consternation for Alabama fans.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Steelgrave on March 13, 2015, 07:55:29 AM
There's an article on ESPN about Trent Richardson being cut.

One of the reader comments under the article was
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I wonder how long it's going to take him to get out of town at 2 yards at a time

LMAO!!! That's classic!
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Steelgrave on March 13, 2015, 07:59:52 AM
I effin hate the She-gles, almost entirely because of their fan base.

nothing compares to jets/patriots fans in South Florida.  they make a person want to bring a tazer to the sports pub and use it on their genitals.

I dunno...about six years ago a fella went into a bar in Norman, Oklahoma (home of the Sooners to the uninitiated) wearing a Texas ballcap. A few drinks and a couple of comments later, he was being rushed to the local ER san's his family jewels. Actually, they were still there....kinda...but they were no longer recognizable, having been squeezed until they scrambled by an upset, drunk Sooner fan. All things considered....I'd take the tazer to the groin.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Steelgrave on March 13, 2015, 09:18:36 AM

I've actually read in a few places that Jerry's kid has convinced him to back off a bit on his personnel department. Apparently, Stephen Jones has long been trying to convince dad to let his scouts do their jobs and stop playing at being a GM, and since he was brought in to the organization as an executive he's finally been successful.

It would explain a couple of very good drafts and a lack of insane roster moves...


When you're right, you're right.     

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/letting-demarco-murray-walk-signals-that-someone-other-than-jerry-jones-is-calling-big-shots-for-cowboys-035337598.html (http://sports.yahoo.com/news/letting-demarco-murray-walk-signals-that-someone-other-than-jerry-jones-is-calling-big-shots-for-cowboys-035337598.html)
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: mirth on March 13, 2015, 01:32:49 PM
I effin hate the She-gles, almost entirely because of their fan base.

nothing compares to jets/patriots fans in South Florida.  they make a person want to bring a tazer to the sports pub and use it on their genitals.

Posers. True Patriots fans would never relocate to South Florida.

And be honest, you regularly taze your genitals.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 25, 2015, 06:17:23 PM
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Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: MetalDog on March 25, 2015, 06:49:24 PM
I endorse that meme.  The same could be said about the Cowboys not making the Super Bowl.  Hell, they haven't even made the NFC Championship game!  My football life is good  :coolsmiley:
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Steelgrave on March 25, 2015, 07:30:15 PM
I endorse that meme.  The same could be said about the Cowboys not making the Super Bowl.  Hell, they haven't even made the NFC Championship game!  My football life is good  :coolsmiley:

I'll go off and console myself with pics of all their Super Bowl trophies. That takes longer with the Cowboys than with most teams.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: MetalDog on March 25, 2015, 08:53:48 PM
I know it's apples to oranges, but, my team has 27 World Championships ;)
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Steelgrave on March 25, 2015, 09:03:48 PM
I know it's apples to oranges, but, my team has 27 World Championships ;)

 ::)
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Marty Ward on March 26, 2015, 08:51:59 AM
I know it's apples to oranges, but, my team has 27 World Championships ;)

You own a team? Dude you must be like a Billionaire!!!!!!
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Airborne Rifles on March 26, 2015, 09:59:43 AM
I know it's apples to oranges, but, my team has 27 World Championships ;)

You own a team? Dude you must be like a Billionaire!!!!!!

I own the Green Bay Packers, or at least 1/6 millionth of the team. But I'm not a billionaire, unfortunately.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 26, 2015, 10:06:13 AM
I know it's apples to oranges, but, my team has 27 World Championships ;)

more like assholes to oranges.  you can guess which on the rest of us are ;)
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: MetalDog on March 26, 2015, 05:34:00 PM
I know it's apples to oranges, but, my team has 27 World Championships ;)

You own a team? Dude you must be like a Billionaire!!!!!!

I could only WISH to own the Yankees!  That would be several lifetimes worth of good fortune for me!!


I know it's apples to oranges, but, my team has 27 World Championships ;)

more like assholes to oranges.  you can guess which on the rest of us are ;)

I am sooooooo not answering that :P
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: OJsDad on April 02, 2015, 04:41:19 PM
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“I was basically out there playing with one hand … I couldn’t carry the ball in my left hand, I couldn’t really punch with it (either when stiff-arming or when blocking), I couldn’t really do much with it,” Elliott said. “I was pretty handicapped.”

Wait, what, Ohio States Ezekiel Elliott was playing one handed when he racked up 696 yards against Wisconsin, Alabama, and Oregon.  What's he going to do when he uses two hands!
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: bayonetbrant on April 07, 2015, 08:14:02 AM
so this is from a while ago, but it's pretty damned hilarious.  WVU fans put a vulgar spin on "Sweet Caroline" and the GameDay crew cracks up.

Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Martok on April 07, 2015, 03:46:39 PM
Okay, that is pretty funny.  ;D 
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: MetalDog on April 07, 2015, 05:59:47 PM
I wish they'd play that version at Fenway.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: OJsDad on April 20, 2015, 07:01:11 AM
Interesting, the Eagles have now signed Tim Tebow.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: bayonetbrant on April 20, 2015, 07:06:22 AM
they needed a jersey to sell, since they're still not stocking Sam Bradford jerseys
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Martok on April 20, 2015, 02:38:33 PM
Never thought I'd say this, but: 

Please Jerry Jones, take AP off our hands.  At this point, I don't want the drama.  :buck2: 




they needed a jersey to sell, since they're still not stocking Sam Bradford dildos

FTFY

Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Centurion40 on April 21, 2015, 10:50:08 AM
they needed a jersey to sell, since they're still not stocking Sam Bradford jerseys

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Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: bayonetbrant on April 21, 2015, 11:13:25 AM
if you walk into the team store at the stadium, there are no Bradford jerseys on shelves.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: OJsDad on May 06, 2015, 09:32:14 AM
And it seems the Big12 is still clueless.

http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/12828961/big-12-commissioner-bob-bowlsby-says-conference-putting-title-game-talk-hold-now

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PHOENIX -- The Big 12 is not moving forward with plans to add a conference title game, commissioner Bob Bowlsby said Tuesday during the conference's spring meetings.

Despite telling reporters last week that he sensed the league "will probably move in that direction," Bowlsby said Big 12 athletic directors believe there isn't enough evidence after one year of the College Football Playoff to justify such a significant move.

"I really have been proud of our athletic directors because they chose to respond to not being in the playoff rather than react," Bowlsby said. "I think they've been very thoughtful about it and continue to be thoughtful about it. We all believe that one year is not a long enough window or trial to draw any conclusions.

"We may find ourselves in better shape than some other conferences as a result of our model, not in spite of our model."

The Big 12 will continue to push for NCAA deregulation that would permit the conference to stage a title game, but that's not a path the conference is ready to go down after Baylor and TCU were left out of the inaugural playoff.

"I just think it's a process," he said. "That isn't to say we won't ever consider those things again or that we won't talk more tomorrow, but I just am not sensing that that's where we're heading."

There is no interest, he added, in expanding the Big 12 in order to fix their postseason problem.

The Big 12 is the only Power 5 conference not to play a title game. TCU and Baylor tied for the title last year but were left out of the CFP.

One issue the conference will address this week is establishing a tiebreaker, but Big 12 ADs and coaches will not finalize those plans until their Wednesday meetings.

"I'm quite comfortable in saying we'll come out with a resolution on that and a plan going forward," Bowlsby said.

Bowlsby said ADs discussed the Big 12's scheduling model -- a nine-game round-robin format -- and were unanimous that they do not want to change to an eight-game conference schedule.

"We felt that we ought to keep it the way it is," Bowlsby said, "and have it be about who we play and not who we don't play."
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Martok on May 06, 2015, 01:01:50 PM
Maybe they have a crippling fear of money and success? 

Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: bayonetbrant on May 13, 2015, 05:56:06 PM
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Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: mirth on May 13, 2015, 06:00:39 PM
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Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Centurion40 on May 14, 2015, 06:02:59 AM
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 O0 :coolsmiley:
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 24, 2015, 09:00:37 AM
http://www.everydayshouldbesaturday.com/2015/6/23/8831077/the-morning-constitutional-wont-stop-now


the best summation of the P-Diddy-attacks-a-football-coach story you'll find

and for the record, we all know who the Floridian attacked by a horny dolphin was, right?
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Martok on June 24, 2015, 12:59:56 PM
http://www.everydayshouldbesaturday.com/2015/6/23/8831077/the-morning-constitutional-wont-stop-now


the best summation of the P-Diddy-attacks-a-football-coach story you'll find

Okay, that was damn funny.  Although I've never seen someone use so many words to rephrase the proverb "Truth is stranger than fiction" before.  :P 



and for the record, we all know who the Floridian attacked by a horny dolphin was, right?

I'm not sure Star truly qualifies as being Floridian.  I'm beginning to think he transcends such petty distinctions. 


Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: BanzaiCat on June 24, 2015, 01:57:33 PM
http://houston.cbslocal.com/2015/06/24/source-confirms-texans-trade-talks-with-broncos-for-peyton-manning/

Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: mirth on June 24, 2015, 02:03:59 PM
and for the record, we all know who the Floridian attacked by a horny dolphin was, right?

I'm not sure Star truly qualifies as being Floridian.  I'm beginning to think he transcends such petty distinctions. 

That's what he told the dolphin.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: BanzaiCat on June 24, 2015, 03:13:36 PM
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Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Steelgrave on June 24, 2015, 05:37:39 PM
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Seems inevitable.....

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Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: mirth on June 24, 2015, 06:18:20 PM
LMFAO!!!  :2funny: :2funny: :2funny: :2funny: :2funny: :2funny: :2funny: :2funny: :2funny: :2funny: :2funny: :2funny: :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: bayonetbrant on July 16, 2015, 10:56:15 AM
you're welcome

Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: OJsDad on July 16, 2015, 04:19:00 PM
WTF!  Auburn is predicted to win the SEC but not their division.  Don't you have to win your division to play in the SEC championship game. So if you don't play in the SEC championship game, how do you win the conference.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: MetalDog on July 16, 2015, 06:43:05 PM
Here's the scoop: the media members were asked to vote the order of finish for the SEC East and West.  Alabama received more consistent 1st and 2nd place votes than Auburn (who received more 3rd and 4th place votes to go with their 1st and 2nd place votes) so, Alabama was the winner of the vote for the West.  However, when the vote was tallied as to who would win the SEC, Auburn pulled enough votes to be voted the winner.  Got it?
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: OJsDad on July 17, 2015, 07:27:58 AM
Yep, I understand MD.  Still kind of funny for a non SEC person.  And yes, I know it's not the SEC deciding this but the press. 

The really great news is that we're about 1.5 months for kickoff for college.  In fact, our high school team kickoff their first game August 28th.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: MetalDog on July 17, 2015, 08:05:44 PM
I wouldn't have known how to explain it if I hadn't heard it on sports talk.  All the local shows I listen to were at SEC Media Days.  You're a Big Ten guy, aren't you?  Fan of the National Champs?
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: OJsDad on July 17, 2015, 10:01:01 PM
Yep, Go Buckeyes. 
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: MetalDog on July 17, 2015, 10:03:47 PM
I heard it was OSU and TCU and everyone else this year.  What do you make of that?
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: OJsDad on July 18, 2015, 07:22:52 AM
I think there is a lot of football to be played before the championship game.  I don't think you can write off any team that makes the final 4. 

I cannot speak to anyone else, but OSU has to win their division before they can think repeat.  That means beating Penn State, Michigan State and Michigan.  MSU and Michigan they play the last two games of the year.  Neither will be an easy one.  Penn State always gives the Buckeyes a hard time.  They went to overtime last year.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: MetalDog on July 18, 2015, 08:07:43 AM
James Franklin is an excellent recruiter.  If he stays, Penn St. is going to be a powerhouse again.  Same with Jim Harbaugh and Michigan.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: OJsDad on July 18, 2015, 08:34:15 AM
The couple of Penn State fans I know don't like Franklin very much.  They don't think he'll be very successful.  But I agree with you on him.

If Harbaugh has the success at Michigan that he had at Stanford, then that will be a good thing.  Hopefully Nebraska and Wisconsin can also get things turned around and Minnesota can continue to improve.

Right now, the Big 10 is like the SEC.  The best teams are all in one division.  It'll be interesting to see how that plays out over the next few years. 

Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: MetalDog on July 18, 2015, 08:40:29 AM
You can tell your Penn St. friends to just look at what Franklin did at Vanderbilt.  The records he achieved each year may not be impressive by big boy football standards, but, it's VANDERBILT!  The Stanford of the East!  If Franklin decides he wants PSU to be a powerhouse, Penn State will be a powerhouse.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: OJsDad on July 18, 2015, 08:48:51 AM
I agree MD.

So, is the Iron Bowl going to decide the SEC this year, or are there other teams that will be crowned the SEC champs.

How about the ACC and PAC12.  Who are the teams to beat this coming year. 
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: MetalDog on July 18, 2015, 09:12:00 AM
Florida State, by default, should win the ACC.  Don't know if Clemson can step up.  Be nice if they could.  I despise all the Florida teams.  FSU the least, though.  Pac 12?  No idea.  Oregon?  USC?  Arizona?  Don't hear enough Pac 12 chatter to make an intelligent guess. 

As for the SEC, in the East, Georgia seems to be the pick by people in the know.  I have a hard time ceding the division to them when Mark Richt loses at least one game he shouldn't and Gary Pinkel just coaches the hell out of his talent and has won the last two East titles.  The West?  I've heard arguments for Auburn, Alabama, and Texas A&M.  Arkansas is considered a shoe in to be much better than last year.  No matter who takes the division, it'll be a dog fight.  I think Auburn will.  Alabama has a tough schedule and the D they play may not be able to stop the spread consistently.  And Auburn has a QB/WR duo that should light things up for Malzahn.  Will Muschamp just needs to coach his guys not to give up more than they score and they should be good.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: bayonetbrant on July 18, 2015, 03:49:53 PM
FSU lost a lot more than Clemson did, and the police distractions might really screw up their season.

Don't sleep on Georgia Tech.  They've got a very favorable schedule and could easily go 12-1 with wins over UGa and ND, and they'll likely have a rematch vs FSU or Clemson in the title game, since they get both in the regular season, too.

It'll be interesting to see if a 12-1 ACC champ GT team makes it into the playoff, if they get that far.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: MetalDog on July 18, 2015, 03:55:09 PM
I don't see why they shouldn't.  Especially if the one loss is close, to a FSU, or Clemson or ND.  I wish the Power 5 would just do the right thing and go to 4 sixteen team conferences.  That way, we'd have a playoff system built in.  Each of the 4 play a championship game and the winners play each other to determine who plays in the championship.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: bayonetbrant on July 18, 2015, 04:01:40 PM
I wish the Power 5 would just do the right thing and go to 4 sixteen team conferences. 

because the world doesn't revolve around football.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: bayonetbrant on July 19, 2015, 07:56:01 AM
Funniest damn message board comeback I've seen in forever

Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: bayonetbrant on July 22, 2015, 05:39:14 AM
http://espn.go.com/blog/acc/post/_/id/83341/acc-media-guide-includes-a-memorable-mistake
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: bayonetbrant on July 24, 2015, 09:12:00 AM
just to poke the badger with a spoon

http://www.foxsports.com/college-football/story/alabama-crimson-tide-auburn-tigers-missouri-nick-saban-gus-malzahn-pinkel-sec-excuses-072315
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Martok on July 24, 2015, 11:13:52 AM
http://espn.go.com/blog/acc/post/_/id/83341/acc-media-guide-includes-a-memorable-mistake

Ahahahaha!!  That's great. 




just to poke the badger with a spoon

http://www.foxsports.com/college-football/story/alabama-crimson-tide-auburn-tigers-missouri-nick-saban-gus-malzahn-pinkel-sec-excuses-072315

Oh, how I weep for them.  ::) 

Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: bayonetbrant on July 24, 2015, 01:55:20 PM
I'm watching "The U Part 2" on ESPN right now, and they're talking about the 2001 season.

One of 'em just pointed out that Miami was so loaded that year that they had
Antrel Rolle
Sean Talyor
Vince Wilfork
Kellen Winslow Jr
Willis McGahee
....  on the bench

wow.




edit:  in home games that year, they outscored opponents 306-17.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: MetalDog on July 28, 2015, 05:44:22 PM
Being an SEC fan is like being a Yankee fan.  Every one hates you because you win.  And it doesn't matter what they say, it's all basically sour grapes.  Because, if you gave THEIR programs the opportunity to be as good as the winners, they'd JUMP at the chance!  So, hate on the SEC all you want.  You know you want to be them :)
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: MetalDog on July 30, 2015, 11:44:47 AM
Just so there is no misunderstanding, I do NOT think that a preseason poll means much.  Yes, it's a talking point.  And it serves as a picture of what people around the nation think of the teams for the upcoming season.  Beyond that, there is nothing you can glean from it that means anything.  Having said that, it also serves as a point for discussion and debate for fans on what is expected of their teams and conferences, at least in the beginning. 

Which brings me to the SEC.  There are 8 teams in the preseason poll.  The next closest is the Pac 12 with 6.  The ACC has 4.  The SEC had every one of their 14 teams, with the exception of Vanderbilt, get at least 1 point in the poll.  Can your conference say that?  I don't think so.  And as the year goes on, the SEC will eat its own.  And while 8 seems a large number to maintain, I suspect that the end of season poll will contain just as many SEC teams as right now, give or take 1 or 2.  Will your conference be able to say the same?


http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/ncaaf-dr-saturday/ohio-state-ranked-at-the-top-of-preseason-amway-coaches-poll-155010409.html
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Bison on July 30, 2015, 02:16:11 PM
They need to bring back the old SWAC conference.  That's what I think.  I also think that pre-season polls suck and that DIV I college football to reduce the number of regular season games and institute a real playoff like every other NCAA football division and sport. 
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: bayonetbrant on July 30, 2015, 02:59:13 PM
institute a real playoff like every other NCAA football division and sport. 

uh, they did
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Bison on July 30, 2015, 04:54:21 PM
institute a real playoff like every other NCAA football division and sport. 

uh, they did

4 teams is not a playoff.   I'm saying that if the NCAA feels the Mid Athletic Conference is worthy of being in DIV I, then it's champion should be allowed to play for the NCAA championship and the only way that happens is with a real playoff.  Every conference champion is slotted in the playoff and let it be decided on the field.  Otherwise drop the unworthy and pick the four worthy conferences.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: MetalDog on July 30, 2015, 04:56:13 PM
I think, eventually, college football will move to four 16 team leagues with two divisions each.  The division winners will play the conference championship game and those winners will play in the 4 team National Championship playoff.  What they do with the remaining 50 odd Div I teams is inconsequential.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: bayonetbrant on July 30, 2015, 05:13:56 PM
institute a real playoff like every other NCAA football division and sport. 

uh, they did

4 teams is not a playoff.   I'm saying that if the NCAA feels the Mid Athletic Conference is worthy of being in DIV I, then it's champion should be allowed to play for the NCAA championship and the only way that happens is with a real playoff.  Every conference champion is slotted in the playoff and let it be decided on the field.  Otherwise drop the unworthy and pick the four worthy conferences.

Then you are going to have a four-game regular-season and 64 team playoff.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Bison on July 30, 2015, 05:36:37 PM
Then they need to get rid of an overall champion and just have 20 different conference champions and call it a day.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: OJsDad on July 30, 2015, 08:36:13 PM
Which brings me to the SEC.  There are 8 teams in the preseason poll.  The next closest is the Pac 12 with 6.  The ACC has 4.  The SEC had every one of their 14 teams, with the exception of Vanderbilt, get at least 1 point in the poll.  Can your conference say that?  I don't think so.  And as the year goes on, the SEC will eat its own.  And while 8 seems a large number to maintain, I suspect that the end of season poll will contain just as many SEC teams as right now, give or take 1 or 2.  Will your conference be able to say the same?


http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/ncaaf-dr-saturday/ohio-state-ranked-at-the-top-of-preseason-amway-coaches-poll-155010409.html

Big 10 has 3, which is probably about right.  Big questions marks around Nebraska, Penn State and Michigan.  Heck, I'm a little surprised to see Wisconsin ranked so high with a new coach. 

But, as you say MD, doesn't matter who is placed in the polls for preseason, only matters who is ranked #1 at the end of the season. 
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: endfire79 on July 31, 2015, 02:32:18 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/NuUB2Xu.jpg)
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: MetalDog on July 31, 2015, 03:37:45 PM
Nicely done, endfire.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: mirth on August 11, 2015, 12:04:09 PM
Only the Jets....

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/12/sports/football/jets-geno-smith-is-punched-by-teammate-will-miss-6-10-weeks.html
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Con on August 11, 2015, 12:40:47 PM
Ted Wells has released a report stating that the Patriots Are Generally Aware of This

Con
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: bayonetbrant on August 11, 2015, 12:59:15 PM
Only the Jets....

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/12/sports/football/jets-geno-smith-is-punched-by-teammate-will-miss-6-10-weeks.html

The top quote at ESPN earlier was
Quote
#BlackJawsMatter
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: mirth on August 11, 2015, 01:09:34 PM
^lol to the last two posts
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: mirth on August 11, 2015, 01:14:23 PM
Tweet from the kid who plays Reed Richards in the new Fantastic 4

https://twitter.com/Miles_Teller/status/631162041731022849 (https://twitter.com/Miles_Teller/status/631162041731022849)


 :2funny:
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Steelgrave on August 11, 2015, 01:33:22 PM
Only the Jets....

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/12/sports/football/jets-geno-smith-is-punched-by-teammate-will-miss-6-10-weeks.html

Don't you know Rex Ryan is tempted to pick up this LB as an "in your face" to the Jets? Literally, in this case.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: MetalDog on August 11, 2015, 08:23:19 PM
I am totally in favor of that!
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: bayonetbrant on August 12, 2015, 04:34:40 AM
Only the Jets....

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/12/sports/football/jets-geno-smith-is-punched-by-teammate-will-miss-6-10-weeks.html

Someone on twitter said that Geno threw the first punch, it just bounced about 2 yards short.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: mirth on August 12, 2015, 07:20:02 AM
Someone on twitter said that Geno threw the first punch, it just bounced about 2 yards short.

 :2funny: :2funny: :2funny: :2funny: :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Steelgrave on August 12, 2015, 07:32:23 AM
^What he said
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: bayonetbrant on August 12, 2015, 07:49:43 AM
I was just listening to the Dan Patrick show on the radio. One of the poll question suggestions they came in by Twitter was
"Would you rather get punched in the jaw, or play for the Jets?"
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: mirth on August 12, 2015, 07:52:59 AM
That could be a wide range of poll questions.

Would you rather ______________? Or play for the Jets?
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: mirth on August 12, 2015, 08:13:13 AM
The twitter stuff is gold


Quote
"@moshlyfe: @LFletcher59 he didn't hit a QB, he hit Geno Smith"

https://twitter.com/LFletcher59/status/631261160600432640
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Steelgrave on August 12, 2015, 05:18:26 PM
Well, I called it   ;)

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2015/08/12/rex-ryan-ik-enemkpali-was-a-good-teammate/ (http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2015/08/12/rex-ryan-ik-enemkpali-was-a-good-teammate/)
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: mirth on August 12, 2015, 05:27:34 PM
Well, I called it   ;)

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2015/08/12/rex-ryan-ik-enemkpali-was-a-good-teammate/ (http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2015/08/12/rex-ryan-ik-enemkpali-was-a-good-teammate/)

Good call, Steelie!
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: OJsDad on August 24, 2015, 11:23:03 AM
Ohio State is the unanimous #1 in the AP poll.  This is the first team to receive a unanimous preseason #1 ranking.  Why doesn't SI just put them on the cover at the start of the season and a big ol' wet kiss from Don Corleone to make sure the Buckeyes crash and burn in spectacular fashion this season!
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: bayonetbrant on August 24, 2015, 11:36:45 AM
I thought FSU in '93 was a unanimous #1.  I guess not.  IIRC, they were the first team to go wire-to-wire as #1, tho.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: OJsDad on August 24, 2015, 11:43:10 AM
From the article that I read.

http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/13494496/ohio-state-buckeyes-no-1-associated-press-preseason-top-25

Quote
Preseason rankings date back to 1950. Since then, no team had received more than 97 percent of the first-place votes in a preseason poll.

In 2013, Alabama, which had won two straight championships, received 58 of 60 first-place votes, and defending champion Florida did the same in 2009. Neither finished the season No. 1.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: bayonetbrant on August 24, 2015, 01:48:59 PM
I believed you.  I was merely noting that what I previously thought was the case, apparently wasn't :)
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: BanzaiCat on August 24, 2015, 03:15:17 PM
(http://ww1.hdnux.com/photos/32/37/31/6944324/3/960x540.jpg)
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: OJsDad on August 24, 2015, 03:53:40 PM
Wasn't thinking you didn't believe me.  I was sitting in airport with nothing else to do.  :)
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: bayonetbrant on August 24, 2015, 04:17:51 PM
Wasn't thinking you didn't believe me.  I was sitting in airport with nothing else to do.  :)

I've done that a LOT in my life :)
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: OJsDad on September 09, 2015, 05:01:52 PM
Quote
Said the Arkansas coach during today's SEC coaches teleconference: "Ohio State has one game remaining with a ranked opponent. We have eight remaining against teams ranked."
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: bayonetbrant on September 09, 2015, 05:09:58 PM
Well, he's not wrong...
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: OJsDad on September 09, 2015, 05:15:37 PM
I was hoping to get you to spit milk out your nose reading that Brant :)
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: bayonetbrant on September 09, 2015, 06:07:59 PM
Tthe dude is correct as of today.  But will all 8 of those guys be ranked by the time they get to the end of the season?  Ditto Ohio St's unranked sked - how many of them will get ranked later if they keep winning?

Talking about "who's making the playoff" before week 7 is just silly, but we gotta fill airtime :)
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: OJsDad on September 09, 2015, 06:58:07 PM
Yep, totally agree Brant. 

Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: MetalDog on September 09, 2015, 07:02:33 PM
If Michigan State loses to Oregon, the Big 10 will have one ranked team all year.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: OJsDad on September 09, 2015, 07:17:31 PM
Why would MSU fall out of the rankings with a lose to Oregon.  Depends how badly and how they play.  And yes, they'll fall, but not our of the rankings. 
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: MetalDog on September 09, 2015, 08:02:54 PM
True.  Just pokin' the bear a bit ;)  Us SEC fans are touchy when you call in to question the veracity of how tough the West is. :)  As honest as I can be, it's going to be the all about the A's this year: Auburn, Alabama, Arkansas and A&M.  And the Hogs and the Aggies may just play, 'The Team you don't want to face,' week in and week out.  If Georgia keeps their stuff together, they should only have to fight off Mizzou.  Maybe Tennessee or Florida if they get outstanding QB play.

I did watch the OSU game Monday.  Seemed much closer before Tech's QB, Brewer, went out.  Having said that, Braxton Miller looks like he won't miss a beat and Urb has an overabundance of talent at all the skill positions.  I had to laugh at PSU losing to Temple.  That makes me  smile, although, I like James Franklin and hope he does something good in Happy Valley.  They could use it.  Michigan losing to Utah makes me laugh.  I liked Harbaugh in the NFL, I think that's where he belongs, but I HATE Michigan.  So, a loss AND Harbaugh has to eat it.  Double whammy!!
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: OJsDad on September 09, 2015, 08:23:30 PM
I'm more anti Bielema stance than anything else.  I think he would make a better Hogs mascot than coach.

I was very disappointed with PSU.  B10 needs them to step it up.  Harbaugh needs to find a QB.  Hopefully in the next couple of years he'll have them respectable again.  Also need Wisconsin and Nebraska to get their act's together.

Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: OJsDad on September 12, 2015, 07:30:06 PM
Bielema should have been more worried about his game this week.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: MetalDog on September 12, 2015, 08:14:21 PM
No kidding!  Way to go, Arkansas!  As bad as it looks on the SEC, they'll come back and make life hell for someone later this year.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: bayonetbrant on September 12, 2015, 08:24:14 PM
Auburn got LUCKY...
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: OJsDad on September 12, 2015, 09:01:00 PM
Very true MD.

Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: OJsDad on September 12, 2015, 09:02:05 PM
The Oregon - Sparty game is good.  Maybe a little higher scoring than I expected, but good game for the number #5 vs #7 in week 2.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: bayonetbrant on September 12, 2015, 09:15:38 PM
No kidding!  Way to go, Arkansas!  As bad as it looks on the SEC, they'll come back and make life hell for someone later this year.

probably LSU
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: bayonetbrant on September 13, 2015, 05:43:17 AM
Through today, Ole Miss's football team is averaging more points per game than their basketball team did last season.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: airboy on September 13, 2015, 08:53:06 AM
Auburn got LUCKY...

The headline in the local paper was "Crisis Averted" 

SEC did not look good this week:
Arkansas got beat.
Auburn looked horrible and almost lost.
Tennessee blew a big lead at home to Oklahoma.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: MetalDog on September 13, 2015, 09:31:43 AM
I watched the second half of the Tennessee game.  How they scored 17 up to that point was a mystery to me.  They looked terrible.  They couldn't tackle if the game depended on it.  What's that you say?  It DID?!  Well, that explains it. 

Watched some of the Auburn game.  Come to think of it, that was second half action, too.  Both teams looked even.  Although, JSU could only really move the ball vertically on slants, I'd do that all do long if I knew it would work every time.  Despite the Auburn transfers on the JSU D-line, these teams should not have been close. 

And Arkansas -smh-.  Is there any way we can send you back to the SouthWestern Conference?  ;)
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: OJsDad on September 13, 2015, 11:39:03 AM
I will say this.  The teams that won/lost close games yesterday are more likely to get something good out of it in the long run than those that blow their opponents out.  Winning 70-7 doesn't do a lot of good for the winning team, except to get some third strings playing time, but the quality of that playing time is in doubt.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: bayonetbrant on September 13, 2015, 01:26:19 PM
You described NC State's entire September/non-conference schedule
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: mirth on September 13, 2015, 03:54:49 PM
Oh Houston Texans. You do know how to make opposing teams look good.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: OJsDad on September 13, 2015, 04:36:07 PM
They have a long ways to go to get in the same league as the Browns for making other teams look good.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: mirth on September 13, 2015, 04:59:34 PM
Yeah, the Browns continue their long history of suckitude. They're consistent.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: mirth on September 13, 2015, 05:05:38 PM
Broncos-Ravens 4th Quarter - Broncos make the first trip to the red zone for either team, results in a field goal. Awesome :P
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Arctic Blast on September 13, 2015, 05:14:02 PM
Lovie Smith has his usual confused look on his face, like he's an Alzheimer's patient who doesn't know where he is. Jameis Winston looks like an entitled chump who didn't exactly put in the work and figured he'd just go out and win...and I love it.

Peyton Manning looks old. Really, really old.

Detroit pulled a typical Detroit and found a way to Detroit themselves out of a win.

I also enjoyed watching the Colts lose. Ryan Grigson is the worst GM in the NFL, but he's been protected by having Andrew Luck under center.

The Saints are a mess. I have no idea what kind of team they're trying to be, and I don't think they know either.

Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: mirth on September 13, 2015, 05:21:36 PM
Manning has been awful. Denver's defense has been exceptional.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: mirth on September 13, 2015, 05:25:01 PM
Well, it was better than Baltimore's.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: bayonetbrant on September 13, 2015, 06:22:58 PM
The Saints are a mess. I have no idea what kind of team they're trying to be, and I don't think they know either.

They're trying to relive the glory days of Mike Ditka as their coach.  With Rob Ryan as Zaven Yaralian.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Arctic Blast on September 13, 2015, 06:55:36 PM
Jerry Jones helping employ people. Wanna be a glasses cleaner?

Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: bayonetbrant on September 13, 2015, 08:06:35 PM
(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xaf1/v/t1.0-9/12002195_10153563091232305_1670171695084092873_n.jpg?oh=af406532d921ded454fd39c863bf4146&oe=569C1BE1)
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Bison on September 13, 2015, 09:05:55 PM
Bahahaha...Romo is the best Giants offensive player tonight.  Fucking Romo hahahahaha!
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Bison on September 13, 2015, 09:11:29 PM
(http://nflhumor.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/546192_513572105332161_1947336990_n.jpg)
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: mirth on September 13, 2015, 09:19:50 PM
Tony Romo -  the anti-Eli Manning.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Bison on September 13, 2015, 09:41:44 PM
Giants Defense is shitty too.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Bison on September 13, 2015, 09:43:07 PM
/sigh/  I have to give it to Romo for an excellent end of game drive.  I have no freaking idea why the Giants would pass on 3 down and goal at the end of the game. 
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: mirth on September 13, 2015, 09:48:30 PM
That was the ultimate can't lose scenario for me.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Bison on September 13, 2015, 09:52:39 PM
Man I watch one game today and it was a good game, but holy crap did the Giants have piss poor time management in the last 3 minutes of the game.  Eli continually snapped the ball with 10-15 seconds on the play clock and then that horrible call on the 1 yard line to pass.  They could have had them down to around 45 seconds after the FG and the kick off.  Crazy. 
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: mirth on September 13, 2015, 09:59:21 PM
Typical early season Giants. It's a race in the NFC East to see who can choke away the season.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: AchillesLastStand on September 14, 2015, 01:18:23 AM
Heck of a game, I almost turned it off early and said screw it don't need to get aggravated over stuff you cant control. Glad they came back and won but if they play like this all year I can see them around .500. Losing Dez and to a lesser degree Gregory is going to hurt these next 4 weeks or so.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: mirth on September 14, 2015, 07:49:21 PM
Sam Bradford and Ryan Reynolds are the same person, aren't they?
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: MetalDog on September 14, 2015, 07:57:46 PM
My son said that same thing not thirty minutes ago.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Bison on September 14, 2015, 10:48:32 PM
Well the Vikings suck and Norv Turner is still an overrated douche.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: bayonetbrant on September 15, 2015, 04:16:31 AM
Norv Turner is still an overrated douche.

While I agree with you, his 2 Super Bowl rings are more than you, me, and the Vikings have, combined.
He hasn't been much of a coach since then, tho.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: mirth on September 15, 2015, 09:08:06 AM
He's a much better coordinator than coach, so there may be an upside for the Vikings.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Arctic Blast on September 15, 2015, 01:59:14 PM
Hard to do much with an offense when your line sucks and your receivers are hot garbage.

Holy crap do I hate Monday Night double headers. The studio crew of Chris Berman and Trent Dilfer might be the worst thing in the history of mankind
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: MetalDog on September 15, 2015, 10:18:58 PM
Was SOOOOOOOOOOOOO glad Berman had the late game.  I could safely ignore the game and go to bed.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: mirth on September 18, 2015, 03:58:59 AM
Once again, the Chiefs snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: OJsDad on September 20, 2015, 06:09:46 AM
What a day for college football.  Two top 10's beaten, several others didn't play all that well.  This could be a very interesting season. 
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Bison on September 20, 2015, 08:10:50 AM
(http://media.npr.org/assets/img/2010/09/23/mascot-68dbc599bf724df2cee0a20a311d3aa0907a92da-s6-c30.jpg)
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: bayonetbrant on September 20, 2015, 08:32:16 AM
maybe the funniest highlight from yesterday, over Miami

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CPSVitSUEAAUc1-.jpg)
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: bayonetbrant on September 20, 2015, 11:59:31 AM
finally found something about the Vikings that we can all like

http://www.si.com/extra-mustard/photos/2015/09/17/cheerleader-week-blair-minnesota-vikings-nfl/start
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Bison on September 20, 2015, 12:13:34 PM
Yes she is hawt.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Bison on September 20, 2015, 12:14:08 PM
Surprisingly silent from the rolling elephant faction, aka Metaldog, today.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: OJsDad on September 20, 2015, 12:53:14 PM
And quiet from the War Eagle faction.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: bayonetbrant on September 20, 2015, 01:30:28 PM
And quiet from the War Eagle faction.

Can the guys whose family is from Baton Rouge gloat a little ? O0
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: OJsDad on September 20, 2015, 01:43:43 PM
Absolutely.  That's what winning earns you and your fan base.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: MetalDog on September 20, 2015, 02:57:12 PM
And quiet from the War Eagle faction.

Can the guys whose family is from Baton Rouge gloat a little ? O0

Absolutely.  That's what winning earns you and your fan base.

Agree with that.  You kick ass, you get to crow. 


Surprisingly silent from the rolling elephant faction, aka Metaldog, today.

Two quarterbacks = no quarterback.  And five turnovers will get you more often than not.  Having said that, great effort by Ole Miss.  Kelly was really good and the Mississippi D-line was filthy all night.  The loss just makes the West more interesting ;)
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Bison on September 20, 2015, 03:05:33 PM
I don't follow the flaws of elephant football.  I just know they lost when I looked at the scoreboard this morning.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: OJsDad on September 20, 2015, 03:21:34 PM
In back to back weeks, Toledo has beaten as Power 5 team.  It took double overtime this week, but they pulled it out.

Oh! And Arkansas lost again!
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: bayonetbrant on September 20, 2015, 04:33:11 PM
Not just that Arkansas lost... Did you see Kliff Kingsbury's press conference? :D
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: OJsDad on September 20, 2015, 04:53:07 PM
I saw the comments.  I'm not saying that Beilema isn't right on his concerns with the affects of hurry up offences, but he comes across as a whiny arse.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Arctic Blast on September 20, 2015, 06:55:50 PM
I LOVE watching Chip Kelly fail. It nourishes me. Only Chip is surprised to find that Sam Bradford is average at best. Only Chip is surprised that his supposedly amazing conditioning program can't magically keep his injury prone roster healthy. And only Chip is surprised that his garbage receiving corps can't catch a cold. It makes me giggle.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: bayonetbrant on September 25, 2015, 03:56:08 PM
well this is going to make college football sooooooooo much more interesting this season

http://www.brobible.com/sports/article/lane-kiffin-nick-saban-hot-daughter/
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: bayonetbrant on September 27, 2015, 06:57:41 AM
(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/12049173_1626896334236254_7367063308270319926_n.jpg?oh=3fef9c8068af804e7ebd283e78b4c2af&oe=56A8C985)
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: mirth on September 27, 2015, 07:11:28 AM
well this is going to make college football sooooooooo much more interesting this season

http://www.brobible.com/sports/article/lane-kiffin-nick-saban-hot-daughter/ (http://www.brobible.com/sports/article/lane-kiffin-nick-saban-hot-daughter/)

I really hope he slept with the daughter. She seems like a nice girl  :crazy2:

http://deadspin.com/5925484/nick-sabans-daughter-sued-for-allegedly-beating-the-shit-out-of-one-of-her-sorority-sisters (http://deadspin.com/5925484/nick-sabans-daughter-sued-for-allegedly-beating-the-shit-out-of-one-of-her-sorority-sisters)
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: bayonetbrant on September 27, 2015, 08:32:07 AM
I really hope he slept with the daughter. She seems like a nice girl  :crazy2:

http://deadspin.com/5925484/nick-sabans-daughter-sued-for-allegedly-beating-the-shit-out-of-one-of-her-sorority-sisters (http://deadspin.com/5925484/nick-sabans-daughter-sued-for-allegedly-beating-the-shit-out-of-one-of-her-sorority-sisters)

FWIW, I remember seeing where it was thrown out of court b/c it was ruled some sort of "stand your ground" self defense.  The other chick picked a fight with her, got the shit beat our of her, then tried to sue her because her dad ws famous and was digging for a settlement.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: mirth on September 28, 2015, 07:18:04 AM
I do love a girl who is good in melee combat.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: bayonetbrant on September 29, 2015, 04:07:48 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/COjFQQPUsAAK7pw.jpg)
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: mirth on October 03, 2015, 04:16:52 PM
Woot! Breakfast football tomorrow! And I get to watch two AFC East teams beat up on each other!
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 03, 2015, 04:21:14 PM
And I get to watch two AFC East teams beat up on each other!

West Point's pillow fight was more dangerous...
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Bison on October 03, 2015, 05:50:53 PM
Damn good game played by State today, but they just couldn't hold on for the win.  Not to shabby with a WR playing QB for the majority of the game.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: mirth on October 03, 2015, 07:00:46 PM
And I get to watch two AFC East teams beat up on each other!

West Point's pillow fight was more dangerous...

True, but one of those turds is going to drop further back in the division from the Pats.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: mirth on October 04, 2015, 12:43:39 PM
And that should pretty much do it for the Miami Dolphins this season. Participation awards all around!
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: MetalDog on October 04, 2015, 12:57:33 PM
That was one of the most TERRIBLE displays of professional football I have ever seen.  Even the Brits, who got roped into Wembley when they thought they were taking a Jet to Miami, knew that you should run Miller to slow the blitz and THEN throw the ball.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Arctic Blast on October 04, 2015, 05:21:33 PM
That was one of the most TERRIBLE displays of professional football I have ever seen.  Even the Brits, who got roped into Wembley when they thought they were taking a Jet to Miami, knew that you should run Miller to slow the blitz and THEN throw the ball.

Ah, Joe Philbin. Just talented enough to game plan his way out of possible success at every turn. If weak and ineffectual is what you're looking for, then Joe's your man.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: BanzaiCat on October 05, 2015, 05:33:16 AM
(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/d3/46/47/d346471d664d0d42c074c05aeae9a7cf.jpg)
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: OJsDad on October 05, 2015, 05:37:12 AM
Listening to the Texans coach yesterday after the game, he expects to be fired before the end of the season.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: mirth on October 05, 2015, 07:38:33 AM
There were some real garbage games yesterday. Ugh.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Airborne Rifles on October 05, 2015, 10:03:03 AM
And I get to watch two AFC East teams beat up on each other!

West Point's pillow fight was more dangerous...

Hey, those weaponized pillows ended up causing serious damage!
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: BanzaiCat on October 05, 2015, 10:36:56 AM
And I get to watch two AFC East teams beat up on each other!

West Point's pillow fight was more dangerous...

Hey, those weaponized pillows ended up causing serious damage!

I think you're referring to wrist sprain from observing the female cadets' fights, no?
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 05, 2015, 10:46:26 AM
You probably missed the original news story. There were 30-odd injuries at this year's pillow fight, including concussions and broken ribs
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: mirth on October 05, 2015, 11:19:55 AM
Farewell Joe Philbin - http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/dolphins/2015/10/05/joe-philbin-fired-miami-stephen-ross/73361768/
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: MetalDog on October 05, 2015, 05:52:08 PM
Maybe now Lamar Miller will net me more than 3 points in Fantasy Football!
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: mirth on October 05, 2015, 05:54:01 PM
Don't get crazy.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: MetalDog on October 05, 2015, 05:54:48 PM
Whadda you know about FF anyways?!  You can't be bothered to come join us and play!
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: MetalDog on October 05, 2015, 09:48:15 PM
Let this be known as the week it happened again: Number 50 for Seattle tapped a Megatron fumble out of the end zone, causing a touchback and Seahawks ball.  Seattle got a first down and ran the clock out.  Game over.  Seattle wins.  As that crazy old man on College Gameday says, "Not so fast, my friend!"

You see, by aiding the ball out of the back of the end zone, Seattle committed a penalty.  The result should have been: the ball reverts to the team who last possessed it, at the spot of the last possession, and 10 Yards added to the spot of last possession.  So, First and 10 at the Seattle 6 inch line.

Now, there's no guarantee Detroit wouldn't have pissed away their opportunity.  6 inches is STILL not in the end zone, but, all the Lions needed was 3 to tie.  The touchdown likely would have sealed the win for Detroit.  Instant replay comes back to bite the NFL in the ass.  I hope it blows up in Goodell's face.  Bring on the Yanks and the Astros!!!
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: endfire79 on October 12, 2015, 09:56:41 AM
Man, Romo's out, Bryant's out. Cowboy's down and out.

Brady just had to slam that football after the touchdown (his way of saying - look it's inflated and we still won!).
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Steelgrave on October 12, 2015, 03:31:28 PM
Pissing off Brady and the Patriots has generally been a bad idea. Putting a chip on the shoulder of a team of that calibar pretty much negates the typical championship drop-off the next season. And frankly, I hope the Pats cream the crybaby Colts. I mean, if you want to discuss the "integrity of the game", how about the Colts and their "Suck for Luck" campaign to get the first pick in the draft? Add the owner's very public issues into the mix and the infamous flight from Baltimore in the middle of the night and you have a team that's hard to love.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Bison on October 12, 2015, 03:33:30 PM
Jones should have lured Jeff George out of retirement.  That'd make the Cowboys contenders again.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: mirth on October 12, 2015, 03:35:13 PM
I'd like to thank Greg Hardy for talking about Brady's wife last week. As though Tom needed additional motivation.

And good luck to the Colts. They're going to need it.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Steelgrave on October 12, 2015, 03:37:55 PM
I'd like to thank Greg Hardy for talking about Brady's wife last week. As though Tom needed additional motivation.

And good luck to the Colts. They're going to need it.

Luck's on my fantasy football team and frankly, I'm thinking of benching him this week because I think the Pats are gonna try to kill him every play. I expect to see some hitting on that field come game time. Hell, it may start as they exit the bus.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: mirth on October 12, 2015, 03:57:22 PM
I have a feeling it's going to be a bad day for Luck. The Pats defense has been better than expected.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: OJsDad on October 12, 2015, 04:25:22 PM
USC is looking for a new coach. 
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: MetalDog on October 12, 2015, 06:19:42 PM
Did they try the bar?
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Steelgrave on October 12, 2015, 06:47:33 PM
Did they try the bar?

I think that's been tried recently.....
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 13, 2015, 05:46:54 PM
{foxworthy}
If your restaurant receipt include $90 of alcohol before noon, you might be an alcoholic!
{/foxworthy}
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: mirth on October 14, 2015, 08:40:19 AM
Brandon Weeden's getting a rest

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nfl-shutdown-corner/report--cowboys-bench-brandon-weeden-in-favor-of-matt-cassel-210301046.html
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Arctic Blast on October 14, 2015, 08:47:18 PM
^^So endeth(I hope) the career of one of the worst quarterbacks I have ever seen. When you're in the running for 'Worst draft pick ever by the retread Browns', you truly suck.

The fact that he isn't automatically the worst is testament to how badly run that franchise has been.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: MetalDog on October 14, 2015, 10:09:00 PM
Hey, now.  Weeden didn't do anything to lose his job in Dallas.  No, he didn't win any games, but, nothing he did contributed significantly to the losses either.  It's not his fault Dez Bryant is hurt.  He hasn't really been very good over his career though.  I'll give you that.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 15, 2015, 06:36:06 AM
Sarkisian, on Twitter (http://espn.go.com/losangeles/college-football/story/_/id/13889457/steve-sarkisian-wishes-usc-trojans-best-vs-notre-dame-fighting-irish)
Quote
I wish my Trojans the best against Notre Dame and for the remainder of the season.

Kiffin, on someone else's bed
Quote
I wish my Trojans the best against Saban's daughter and for the remainder of the season.

 >:D
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Arctic Blast on October 15, 2015, 01:33:12 PM
Hey, now.  Weeden didn't do anything to lose his job in Dallas.  No, he didn't win any games, but, nothing he did contributed significantly to the losses either.  It's not his fault Dez Bryant is hurt.  He hasn't really been very good over his career though.  I'll give you that.

He's just a terrible quarterback. The guy managed to cling to a paycheck for an impressive period of time, I'll give him that. Unfortunately, that's his only skill as an athlete.  :)
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: OJsDad on October 17, 2015, 05:30:14 PM
WOW!!!   What an ending to the Michigan State - Michigan game!!!!
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 17, 2015, 07:15:59 PM
WOW!!!   What an ending to the Michigan State - Michigan game!!!!

yep.  Kicker ruins it again.  The snap wasn't his fault.  Not falling on the ball was.

The only reason we saw it was we were waiting for the start of the LSU game, which they're (so far) kicking butt in.  Would be nice if Dumblenuts hadn't tried to field a bouncing punt on his own 12, let it clang of his helmet, and gifted UF a 1st-and-goal on the 7 about 3 minutes into the game.  LSU's d-line is starting to take over though.  UF can't block 3 with 5, and it's only getting uglier.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 17, 2015, 07:42:00 PM
no sooner than I type all that, UF has figured out how to throw 3-yard slants and is just chewing up the field with YACs.

This is getting entertainingly competitive.  Imagine how many nat'l titles LSU would've had since 2005 if they'd had a halfway-competent collection of QBs.  Eesh.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Bison on October 17, 2015, 07:52:08 PM
K-State got crushed today by OU.  Man am I happy I didn't watch that game.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 17, 2015, 10:46:50 PM
WOW!!!   What an ending to the Michigan State - Michigan game!!!!

here's all you need to know: http://www.si.com/college-football/2015/10/17/michigan-state-michigan-fan-heart-attack-final-play
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: MetalDog on October 18, 2015, 07:07:20 AM
K-State got crushed today by OU.  Man am I happy I didn't watch that game.

About the only GOOD thing that came out of Kansas today was the Royals.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 18, 2015, 09:17:39 AM
epic-level trolling from ESPN on today's Twitter feed

(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/12119072_10153550636598780_2976834805992016049_n.jpg?oh=b1e2abfa4f09f998f6b5d6aec25bb1b6&oe=5693F8C5)
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Con on October 18, 2015, 11:47:27 AM
Espn = propaganda arm of the nfl

Did they claim that they were significantly trolling or just a ignoring the laws of physics trolling

Con
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Arctic Blast on October 18, 2015, 03:40:08 PM
Nice to see the Browns continuing to Cleveland their way out of wins.

And here's hoping the Niners keep making the Ravens look like chumps. I can't stand that franchise. I delight in their struggles the same way I'm already delighting in Toonces dealing the cold.  ;D
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 19, 2015, 05:30:59 PM
made me chuckle

(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xaf1/v/t1.0-9/10151365_10153552864338780_3705319279396258755_n.jpg?oh=ec7144aa3360be7ffe89b7c9ae7a9e38&oe=569383FF)
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: BanzaiCat on October 23, 2015, 10:08:57 AM
K-State got crushed today by OU.  Man am I happy I didn't watch that game.

About the only GOOD thing that came out of Kansas today was the Royals.

My wife must not have watched that K-State game because I don't recall hearing a lot of cursing and yelling in the other room that day.

And as for the Royals...those games were more lost by the Astros than won by the Royals.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 24, 2015, 06:17:07 PM
tragedy in Stillwater - drunk idiot plows into crowd at homecoming parade and kills 4, including a 2-yo who died of her injustices several hours after the crash

here's some details to piss you off:  http://heavy.com/news/2015/10/adacia-chambers-oklahoma-state-car-crash-homecoming-parade-accident-injured-driver/
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Steelgrave on October 24, 2015, 07:25:26 PM
tragedy in Stillwater - drunk idiot plows into crowd at homecoming parade and kills 4, including a 2-yo who died of her injustices several hours after the crash

here's some details to piss you off:  http://heavy.com/news/2015/10/adacia-chambers-oklahoma-state-car-crash-homecoming-parade-accident-injured-driver/

One of my daughters in law is an OSU grad and this occured maybe 40 minutes from my house. As you might guess, it's all over the news here. The tox results are going to tell the story. And if they come back positive, I don't want to hear the typical defense lines about "how she can still contribute to society, this was a tragic accident, etc....". If she was under the influence when she did this, I could care less if they throw away the key.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: OJsDad on October 25, 2015, 07:25:39 PM
Add University of Miami (FL) to those now looking for a new head coach.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: airboy on October 27, 2015, 10:42:05 AM
I'm amazed that UNC is bowl eligible and Auburn is not.

UNC has a big test at Pittsburg on Thursday.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Bison on October 27, 2015, 11:04:03 AM
Just hoping kstate can beat Kansas this year.  That very well could be the only good to come from a failed campaign so far this season.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: MetalDog on October 27, 2015, 01:08:43 PM
I'm amazed that UNC is bowl eligible and Auburn is not.

UNC has a big test at Pittsburg on Thursday.

You shouldn't be.  J'ville State should have beaten Auburn.  They have the opportunity to lose the remaining games on their schedule.  Jeremy Johnson and D'Haquille Williams torpedoed your season early.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: airboy on October 27, 2015, 05:26:42 PM
My amazement at Auburn is that they did not play better with the team they fielded.  The defense has been horrid.  Auburn would have won the Arkansas game if the receivers did not drop so many passes (including TD passes).  But that would have just been outscoring a team while having an inept defense.

UNC gave up an average of 44 points per game last season.  So far this season the average is less than 17 points per game.  But the harder part of their schedule is coming up starting Thursday.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: MetalDog on October 27, 2015, 05:29:59 PM
Thought I saw something on the Bottom Line during the Feinbaum show that Carl Lawson was coming back.  That'd be a BIG help to the Auburn D.  Plus, any help the Tigers can give in beating Ole Miss would be greatly appreciated ;)
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 28, 2015, 07:54:31 AM
(https://scontent.fash1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/1524701_651205511584174_692592956_n.jpg?oh=902e2ca353bc24010518932e55ebae40&oe=56B2C141)
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 28, 2015, 08:03:58 AM
College football teams that (presumably) control their own destiny.  Basically, if these guys win out, they're in the playoffs as conference champs

Ole Miss / LSU  (will play)
Iowa and the Ohio State / Mich St winner
Stanford
Clemson
Baylor / TCU (have to play yet)
---- but here's the mile-wide caveat: both those guys still have to play both Oklahoma and OK St.  People keep forgetting about OK St, but they're unbeaten and if they win out will have wins over all 3 and are gonna get in.


The wild card is Duke.  If they win out, they are in the ACC title game.  Win that and they'll have beaten (likely) either Clemson or FSU.  Would you keep out a 1-loss power 5 champ with a win over one of those guys in a title game?  If it was VT or Pitt or even UNC, no one would bat an eye.  But it's Duke.

The other wild card is OU.  If OU wins out, they've got an ugly loss to Texas (not unlike Ohio St last year w/ VT) but they'll have 3 late season wins over TCU, Baylor, and OK St, none of whom are likely to finish w/ fewer than 10 wins.  Now, OU doesn't control their conference destiny, but would the committee keep them out with that resume?  Unknown.  That's why they don't really control their own fate.

At this point, Alabama needs Ole Miss to lose a conference games, and they need to beat LSU.  They do not control their own destiny.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: OJsDad on October 28, 2015, 08:50:47 AM
Minnesota's head coach, Jerry Kill, has been forced to retire immediately for health reasons. 

The list of head coaching jobs in college is getting long this year.  USC, South Carolina, Miami, UCF, Minnesota, Illinois, Maryland, North Texas.

Looking for Rutgers and Purdue to be added to the list.  I wouldn't be surprised if Toledo, Memphis and Temple may be looking as some of the teams above may raid them. 
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 28, 2015, 09:01:30 AM
I thought Rutgers was already looking.  Are they on an interim coach?  Or did I misread something somewhere?
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: OJsDad on October 28, 2015, 09:37:41 AM
No, Flood is till the coach.  He was suspended 3 games by the University. 
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: mirth on October 28, 2015, 09:42:08 AM
(https://scontent.fash1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/1524701_651205511584174_692592956_n.jpg?oh=902e2ca353bc24010518932e55ebae40&oe=56B2C141)

lol.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 30, 2015, 04:18:43 AM
This weekend, a ranked Temple team plays a ranked Notre Dame team...  per ESPN:
Quote
The last top-10 opponent that Temple defeated: No. 10 Holy Cross. In 1945.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: MetalDog on October 30, 2015, 05:07:43 AM
Game Day will BE at Temple for this game!  They're playing it at Lincoln Financial Field.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 31, 2015, 12:05:21 PM
(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xlp1/v/t1.0-9/12193454_10153247025926964_4168494382161435154_n.jpg?oh=5375facaeefc32f36afbf8805f945c24&oe=56C18E58)
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: airboy on November 01, 2015, 11:02:08 AM
8 laterals on the last play and Miami beats Dook! 
The announcers were prattling that this was a "signature win" for Dook before the last play!  Sure it is - playing a team at home that lost 50 - 0 the previous week and scoring with 6 seconds left sounds like a "signature win" to me.

Clemson did not seem to have a defense against NCSU.  But State had even less of a defense.
But both looked amazingly good compared to Oklahoma State - Texas Tech where more than 130 points were scored and there was 1,300 yards of combined offense.

Georgia's coach is rumored to be in great danger of losing his job after Florida hammered them and UGA has no chance of winning the East with a 3-3 conference record.

Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: OJsDad on November 01, 2015, 12:47:59 PM
The ACC suspended the official's from the Miami-Duke game for missing multiple calls on that last play, including the fact the one of the Miami players was down before he made the lateral. 
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: bayonetbrant on November 01, 2015, 01:26:56 PM
Yeah, if you watch the replays of that last play, the officials got so much wrong it's a miracle they're not suspended for the season.

They missed the runner being down.
They missed an obvious block in the back.
They called a block in the back, then picked up the flag on replay review (which you're not allowed to do).
They missed the down runner on replay.
They held up everything for almost 10 minutes of replay time after the clock hit 0:00, and then still got it wrong.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: MetalDog on November 01, 2015, 04:32:47 PM
I'm glad I'm not a Jets fan.

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nfl-shutdown-corner/report--jets-making-calls-during-game-to-line-up-a-new-quarterback-231102988.html
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: OJsDad on November 01, 2015, 04:46:57 PM
Beamer is retiring at end of the season.  Add Virginia Tech to the list of schools looking for a new head coach.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: bayonetbrant on November 01, 2015, 05:00:30 PM
Hawaii canned Norm Chow too

They'd probably bring back June Jones if they could get him to promise to stop kicking knocking up their volleyball players
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: OJsDad on November 01, 2015, 08:08:03 PM
What's kicking up?
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: bayonetbrant on November 01, 2015, 08:18:09 PM
What's kicking up?

de-autocorrected
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Arctic Blast on November 01, 2015, 09:27:28 PM
I'm glad I'm not a Jets fan.

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nfl-shutdown-corner/report--jets-making-calls-during-game-to-line-up-a-new-quarterback-231102988.html

LOLZ. Ryan Mallett is the guy they're pinning their hopes to? Dude can't even operate an alarm clock, much less an NFL offense.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Marty Ward on November 02, 2015, 11:33:21 AM
Can't figure out how to save the picture but this kid has a real sense of humor.

http://www.csnphilly.com/blog/700-level/photo-tony-romo-costume-requests-only-bite-size-candy-choking-hazard?p=ya5nbcs&ocid=yahoo&ref=yfp
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: airboy on November 03, 2015, 09:14:00 AM
The ACC suspended the official's from the Miami-Duke game for missing multiple calls on that last play, including the fact the one of the Miami players was down before he made the lateral.

The officials also flagged Miami for a league record number of penalties and blew multiple calls in Dook's favor.  The officials sucked all game, not just on the final play.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: airboy on November 03, 2015, 09:16:22 AM
Beamer is retiring at end of the season.  Add Virginia Tech to the list of schools looking for a new head coach.

I read about this in the paper today.  Virginia Tech has had 4 mediocre seasons in a row after being one of the most consistent winners in College Football for 15 years.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: mirth on November 03, 2015, 09:20:07 AM
Happy trails, Ken Whisenhunt

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nfl-shutdown-corner/titans-fire-ken-whisenhunt--mike-mularkey-named-interim-head-coach-150639299.html
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Steelgrave on November 03, 2015, 09:55:50 AM
Happy trails, Ken Whisenhunt

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nfl-shutdown-corner/titans-fire-ken-whisenhunt--mike-mularkey-named-interim-head-coach-150639299.html

"Chip, the Titans are on line one"........http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2015/11/03/the-first-official-chip-kelly-to-tennessee-speculation-post/ (http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2015/11/03/the-first-official-chip-kelly-to-tennessee-speculation-post/)
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: bayonetbrant on November 03, 2015, 10:34:49 AM
I wish I'd seen this last week  :-\

(http://ww2.hdnux.com/photos/41/71/75/8888145/3/1024x1024.jpg)
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: bayonetbrant on November 03, 2015, 10:37:02 AM
here's one for B_C

(http://ww4.hdnux.com/photos/41/71/75/8888139/3/1024x1024.jpg)
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: BanzaiCat on November 03, 2015, 12:24:00 PM
If that weren't so sad I might LOL harder. Though I DID LOL a little.  :buck2:
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: OJsDad on November 03, 2015, 05:26:27 PM
The first CFP rankings have been released.  Let the debating begin!

I'll just say this, it's going to be a very exciting month of November for college football.

1. Clemson (8-0)
2. LSU (7-0)
3. Ohio State (8-0)
4. Alabama (7-1)
5. Notre Dame (7-1)
6. Baylor (7-0)
7. Michigan State (8-0)
8. TCU (8-0
9. Iowa (8-0)
10. Florida (7-1)
11. Stanford (7-1)
12. Utah (7-1)
13. Memphis (8-0)
14. Oklahoma State (8-0)
15. Oklahoma (7-1)
16. Florida State (7-1)
17. Michigan (6-2)
18. Ole Miss (7-2)
19. Texas A&M (6-2)
20. Mississippi State (6-2)
21. Northwestern (6-2)
22. Temple (7-1
23. UCLA (6-2)
24. Toledo (7-0)
25. Houston (8-0)
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: bayonetbrant on November 03, 2015, 06:07:02 PM
First gut reaction is "I'm not sure about Alabama being that high but I can't make a really compelling case to put any of the next 4-5 teams ahead of them"
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: MetalDog on November 03, 2015, 06:24:27 PM
Saturday's LSU/Alabama game will help sort things out for you.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Arctic Blast on November 03, 2015, 10:20:34 PM
So, the 49ers are benching Kaepernick...for BLAINE GABBERT? Have they SEEN Blaine Gabbert 'play football' (or whatever he calls it)? Sure, Kaep has been awful, but you're actually talking about putting Blaine f'n Gabbert in to an actual football game on purpose! This is a man who has a bad habit of closing his eyes when he throws! If your quarterback is beyond Pop Warner and needs to be taught to KEEP HIS EYES OPEN, he probably sucks.

Oh, and the Cleveland Browns could have gotten Denver's first round pick in the next draft for Joe Thomas. They didn't trade him, because of course Cleveland doesn't know how to actually put a reasonable value on talent. You're being offered a first round pick for an offensive lineman north of 30 years old, but instead you keep him because you really need to keep Josh McCown safe in the pocket more than you need to be able to draft young prospects. They also weren't able to move the bloated contract of Paul Kruger because they apparently asked for the moon and stars in return.

(http://www.quickmeme.com/img/2f/2f660eed5ca2958de0c7d0ad49c56f6c50b200be8b840e602de17ea0c74d4a37.jpg)
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Steelgrave on November 04, 2015, 11:50:23 AM
The 49'ers have undertaken the largest self-destruct mission I've seen in pro sports in some time. Self-inflicted wounds, bad luck and the team everyone wanted to play for in the 80's is the team no one wants to play for today. Arrogance loses out again.

There is a reason Cleveland is Cleveland....the Mistake by the Lake....the least original nickname in pro sports....arguably the ugliest uniforms in pro sports....a record of futility in the Super Bowl era...heck, they are so pathetic I can't even work up the hate for them I feel for the Eagles   8)
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: OJsDad on November 04, 2015, 12:32:45 PM
Anyone who thinks Cleveland is screwing up by not trading Joe Thomas knows nothing about this team.  They have a wake of destroyed 1st round QB's because they have no O line to protect them. 

Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: BanzaiCat on November 04, 2015, 12:35:09 PM
And Houston has a habit of picking up other teams' broken QBs... :crazy2:
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: mirth on November 04, 2015, 12:45:34 PM
And Houston has a habit of picking up other teams' broken QBs... :crazy2:

And breaking them even more.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Marty Ward on November 04, 2015, 01:38:15 PM
Anyone who thinks Cleveland is screwing up by not trading Joe Thomas knows nothing about this team.  They have a wake of destroyed 1st round QB's because they have no O line to protect them.

So where are they going to get 4 more offensive linemen this late in the season? :)
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: OJsDad on November 04, 2015, 04:29:18 PM
Browns starting QBs since they came back in 1999, with number of starts.  Only 1 season have they had a QB start every game of the season.

2015   Josh McCown (7) / Johnny Manziel (1)
2014   Brian Hoyer (13) / Johnny Manziel (2) / Connor Shaw (1)
2013   Jason Campbell (8) / Brandon Weeden (5) / Brian Hoyer (3)
2012   Brandon Weeden (15) / Thad Lewis (1)
2011   Colt McCoy (13) / Seneca Wallace (3)
2010   Colt McCoy (8) / Jake Delhomme (4) / Seneca Wallace (4)
2009   Brady Quinn (9) / Derek Anderson (7)
2008   Derek Anderson (9) / Brady Quinn (3) / Ken Dorsey (3) / Bruce Gradkowski (1)
2007   Derek Anderson (15) / Charlie Frye (1)
2006   Charlie Frye (13) / Derek Anderson (3)
2005   Trent Dilfer (11) / Charlie Frye (5)
2004   Jeff Garcia (10) / Kelly Holcomb (2) / Luke McCown (4)
2003   Kelly Holcomb (8) / Tim Couch (8)
2002   Tim Couch (14) / Kelly Holcomb (2)
2001   Tim Couch (16)
2000   Doug Pederson (8) / Tim Couch (7) / Spergon Wynn (1)
1999   Tim Couch (14) / Ty Detmer (2)
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: bayonetbrant on November 04, 2015, 05:15:08 PM
all those 8s turned into smilies :)
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: airboy on November 04, 2015, 08:36:52 PM
Back to College Football.

Previously undefeated Toledo lost last night.

Saturday we have
UNC - Dook
LSU - Alabama
Clemson - FSU

Important questions will be answered:
Who is really best in the SEC West?
Is Clemson really that good?
Will Satan's team be vanquished two years in a row?
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Bison on November 04, 2015, 09:03:27 PM
I'm expecting K-State to at least score this week.  So we've got that going for us.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: MetalDog on November 04, 2015, 09:21:01 PM
You'll know by this time tomorrow night.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Bison on November 04, 2015, 09:32:13 PM
Nah. I'm not going to watch.  I'll be in the library reading and writing.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Arctic Blast on November 04, 2015, 09:46:52 PM
Anyone who thinks Cleveland is screwing up by not trading Joe Thomas knows nothing about this team.  They have a wake of destroyed 1st round QB's because they have no O line to protect them.

They also have no receivers worth a damn...and one good cornerback...and MAYBE one pass rusher...and half a defensive line. Draft picks are how you fill those holes. Keeping a veteran tackle around to help keep such talents as McCown and Manziel safe makes no sense. Also, most of those quarterbacks didn't last a year not because of injury but because THEY ARE ALL GODAWFUL. Seriously, that list of 'talent' is a cry for help. Perhaps an owner capable of finding front office talent would be a good idea. Ten bucks says that Ryan Grigson is being introduced as the new GM of the Browns a year after the Colts finally fire his idiot ass.  ;D

Quote from: Steelgrave
The 49'ers have undertaken the largest self-destruct mission I've seen in pro sports in some time. Self-inflicted wounds, bad luck and the team everyone wanted to play for in the 80's is the team no one wants to play for today. Arrogance loses out again.

It really is astonishing to look at. As much as I found Harbaugh obnoxious at times, he was clearly the guy they should have kept in the power struggle with Trent Baalke. Now they're screwed. And ownership doesn't so much seem to care since they've already got their fancy new stadium.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: MetalDog on November 08, 2015, 06:59:51 PM
The era of sports I grew up in, you hated your rival and you would never, EVER be caught dead rooting for them.  These new McDonald's commercials just make me sad.





Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: airboy on November 08, 2015, 08:39:02 PM
UNC lit up Dook with 66 points.
Clemson has a better QB than Florida State and won.
Alabama's defensive line dominated LSUs offensive line for their win.
Auburn managed to beat A&M.

Except for Bama, an awesome college football Saturday.  I'm not fond of the LSU fans, but Bama's are closer.
UNC is ranked 17th in both major polls.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: bayonetbrant on November 08, 2015, 09:03:44 PM
LSU's o-line was doing their best windmill impersonations.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: MetalDog on November 08, 2015, 09:25:02 PM
ROLL TIDE!!!!
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: airboy on November 09, 2015, 03:01:27 PM
ROLL TIDE!!!!

Metal Dog:
To say it that loud you had to spit out your chaw first or you would have soaked your beard.

Most Sincerely,
Airboy
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: bayonetbrant on November 09, 2015, 04:48:05 PM
correct pronunciation

(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/11951292_749642331808617_4352391408832829772_n.jpg?oh=b8839abf6ec825bb2c89f660ea9f76ef&oe=56B24846)
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: BanzaiCat on November 09, 2015, 05:27:26 PM
(http://www.quickmeme.com/img/a5/a58129a2c987cafeb1521802c4c01bafad875a38cc839f3be28466b81cc3cb0d.jpg)
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: MetalDog on November 09, 2015, 05:44:56 PM
It's good to know you guys actually like me.  I'd hate to see what you do to people you don't like :)
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: bayonetbrant on November 09, 2015, 08:18:01 PM
It's good to know you guys actually like me.

we've got him fooled! :)
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: MetalDog on November 09, 2015, 09:43:28 PM
:P
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Martok on November 10, 2015, 02:04:58 AM
So the Vikes are 6-2, and currently tied with the Pack atop the NFC North.  Despite everyone's predictions that they were going to do well this year, I'm still almost too surprised to feel euphoric. 

Of course, we've only just begun the tougher half of our schedule...and we just barely beat our first good opponent, at home, in overtime.  So I think I have good reason to remain skeptical for now.  (That, plus, you know, Vikings fan. :P ) 

Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: bayonetbrant on November 13, 2015, 02:10:11 PM

Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Martok on November 16, 2015, 08:17:23 AM
Vikings beat a pretty decent Raiders team in Oakland, and are now alone atop the division.  So far so good, but must continue to suppress hope/optimism for the time being.  Talk to me after we've played our "Bird Stretch" (Falcons, Seahawks, and Cardinals -- seriously, is someone in the NFL scheduling office trying to prank us?) and next week's division showdown with the Pack; if the Vikes manage to go at least 2-2 these next four weeks, then I might finally believe they're for real. 

Speaking of Green Bay:  WTF happened to the Packers??  That they've lost three in a row is remarkable enough, but at least their first two defeats were somewhat understandable (away games at Denver and Carolina).  But to lose at home to the lowly Lions??!!  :o  Oh, the ignominy... 

Also:  How the hell did the Bears manage to steal a win in St. Louis, and how did the Redskins pull off such a dominating win over the Saints?  Never would've called either of those. 

Final thought of the weekend:  F*** the Patriots.  (Sorry mirth.) 

Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: OJsDad on November 16, 2015, 08:23:42 AM
MD, your Tide is looking good for the end of the season.  I don't see any stumbling blocks on their way to the playoffs this year. 

The PAC12 imploded this weekend, with both Stanford and Utah losing. 

It was great to see Baylor get beat soundly at home.  OkSt barely made it out of Ames with a win. 

The ACC champ game should be between NC and Clemson.  This should be a very good game.

Buckeyes face MSU and UM the next two weeks.  Time for them to step up if they want a chance to play for the National Championship again.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: MetalDog on November 16, 2015, 05:35:11 PM
Thanks, OJsDad.  They looked like a high grade defense Saturday.  Don't know how long Minkah Fitzpatrick will be out, if at all.  That kids been really good this year.  And, as I am sure you know, it does no good to look past your hated rival.  Regardless of how good or bad they are, they ALWAYS have extra incentive to put a stop to your season.  So, once the Iron Bowl is done, if we win, I'll look to the SEC Championship showdown with Florida.

A good point I heard on the radio this morning, 'Bama is good at crushing one dimensional teams.  LSU comes to mind.  However, their bugaboo has been teams that can spread it out and have weapons at multiple positions.  It's how OSU beat the daylights out of us last year.  And speaking of the Buckeyes, they have their first serious stretch of the year, starting Saturday.  If they can get past State, they have Michigan in the Big House.  They get past THAT, and it's Iowa in the Big Ten Championship game.  Good luck to the Buckeyes!  I'd like to see 'Bama get some payback in the playoff ;)
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Arctic Blast on November 16, 2015, 10:51:53 PM
Vikings beat a pretty decent Raiders team in Oakland, and are now alone atop the division.  So far so good, but must continue to suppress hope/optimism for the time being.  Talk to me after we've played our "Bird Stretch" (Falcons, Seahawks, and Cardinals -- seriously, is someone in the NFL scheduling office trying to prank us?) and next week's division showdown with the Pack; if the Vikes manage to go at least 2-2 these next four weeks, then I might finally believe they're for real. 

Speaking of Green Bay:  WTF happened to the Packers??  That they've lost three in a row is remarkable enough, but at least their first two defeats were somewhat understandable (away games at Denver and Carolina).  But to lose at home to the lowly Lions??!!  :o  Oh, the ignominy... 

Also:  How the hell did the Bears manage to steal a win in St. Louis, and how did the Redskins pull off such a dominating win over the Saints?  Never would've called either of those. 

Final thought of the weekend:  F*** the Patriots.  (Sorry mirth.)

The Packers receivers are a mess. Cobb isn't a #1, and his production has plummeted as he tries to replace Jordy Nelson in that role. And neither James Jones nor Davante Adams is really a #2. Their tight ends suck. Rodgers is rushing throws and clearly has no confidence in his line. Oh, and their running game has faded as Eddie Lacy has forgotten how to be a running back.

The Rams are a weird team. Every year, they knock off some impressive opponents and also lose to some truly awful teams. It doesn't help their consistency that Nick Foles has been so bad that he's now officially benched in favor of the immortal Case Keenum.

As for the Redskins, I don't know how to explain that beyond the now fired Rob Ryan being an awful defensive co-ordinator, and the Saints possessing no pass rush. Also, Brandon Browner is only good for taking shockingly stupid penalties, and he's their best cornerback.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Martok on November 17, 2015, 06:50:44 AM
The Rams are a weird team. Every year, they knock off some impressive opponents and also lose to some truly awful teams.

In other words, the Rams are the Vikings now.  :D 

Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Bison on November 17, 2015, 04:52:26 PM
I'm ready for baseball spring training to start already.  I just don't think how much I can express my disillusion with the NFL these days.  Although I do admit, I still like to watch a college football game or two.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Steelgrave on November 17, 2015, 08:33:38 PM
I'm watching and waiting for the Pats to stick it up Roger's wazoo, make him do the long trip to hand over the Lombardi trophy in front of tens of thousands of screaming Patriot fans. That's worth the price of admission right there.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Bison on November 17, 2015, 08:48:52 PM
It'd be better if Brady was wearing uggs and Belichick a slith lord robe.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: MetalDog on November 17, 2015, 09:01:00 PM
So true  :2funny:
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Airborne Rifles on November 18, 2015, 06:16:28 AM
Army Football took to the field carrying the French tri-color this past Saturday. I was at the game, and it was moving, particularly since there are some French exchange cadets here:

(https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/12208405_10153675254256605_797993201440070016_n.jpg?oh=833647edb80868705f4864350f655448&oe=56FAD019)

Of course we lost the game (though not by much), mostly because Tulane and the refs hate America (and France)  :P
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: OJsDad on November 18, 2015, 07:04:57 AM
I don't think the refs loving Army would help the Cadets win. :)
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: bayonetbrant on November 18, 2015, 07:06:51 AM
how do you figure Tulane hates France when it's in the most French-freakin'-city we've got?!   :crazy2:
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Airborne Rifles on November 18, 2015, 07:18:30 AM
how do you figure Tulane hates France when it's in the most French-freakin'-city we've got?!   :crazy2:

My sole data point is that Tulane didn't let the French-tricolor-waving cadets triumph on Saturday. I think my reasoning is sound O:-)
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: bayonetbrant on November 21, 2015, 02:56:43 PM
Good news for you Cowboys fans
http://lockerdome.com/happygilmore/6170048381332289/8229199785771025
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: BanzaiCat on November 21, 2015, 08:32:20 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bb571cECYAAZ6B3.jpg)
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Bison on November 22, 2015, 08:44:04 AM
OSU could become the casebook about how a team implodes from egotism.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Bison on November 22, 2015, 08:44:59 AM
Two more wins and K-State is bowl eligible.  Which brings up the question what's the worst bowl upcoming?
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: BanzaiCat on November 22, 2015, 09:01:49 AM
Two more wins and K-State is bowl eligible.  Which brings up the question what's the worst bowl upcoming?

My wife was surprised they pulled that last-minute win out.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Bison on November 22, 2015, 09:15:25 AM
Father-in-law and I were out eating a burger at a local grill and left mid-way through the 3 quarter, so I didn't even see the comeback.  :( 

I usually sit through to the bitter end, but chose to go rake leaves and play in the pile with the kids instead.  Better choice, I'll admit but it would have been nice to see the comeback too.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: bayonetbrant on November 22, 2015, 09:15:40 AM
Two more wins and K-State is bowl eligible.  Which brings up the question what's the worst bowl upcoming?
Bahamas?
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: bayonetbrant on November 22, 2015, 09:17:44 AM
Duke went from "controls own playoff destiny" to "Duke" in a few short weeks.  So did LSU
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Bison on November 22, 2015, 09:19:03 AM
Two more wins and K-State is bowl eligible.  Which brings up the question what's the worst bowl upcoming?
Bahamas?

I'm thinking that muffler bowl in Detroit.  Who the hell wants to ever go to Detroit, let alone Detroit in the winter.  /shutter/
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: MetalDog on November 22, 2015, 12:59:20 PM
There's a good chance there will be more than one team in a bowl with less than a .500 record.  There's a saturation point that football will reach.  And if you do not think they have already crossed, and I do, then it's coming soon.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: bayonetbrant on November 23, 2015, 07:22:32 PM
Gary Pinkel is the man

http://www.stltoday.com/sports/college/mizzou/eye-on-the-tigers/matter-my-favorite-pinkel-story/article_99ca077c-3f38-548f-9c50-9db175461bb7.html
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: MetalDog on November 23, 2015, 07:31:16 PM
Very cool.  And shows the way I suspect most of us want to be every day.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: airboy on November 24, 2015, 05:11:22 PM
There's a good chance there will be more than one team in a bowl with less than a .500 record.  There's a saturation point that football will reach.  And if you do not think they have already crossed, and I do, then it's coming soon.

Wall St. Journal today said it is possible for 5 teams with a losing conference record or a .500 record making a bowl.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: airboy on November 24, 2015, 05:24:46 PM
Hey Brant!

I'm guessing UNC cannot sleep-walk their way through NC State on the way to playing Clemson.

I'm also guessing that a UNC loss would make up for most of NCSU's less than stellar season.

Quick Quiz: When was the last time UNC won the ACC Football Title???
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Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: bayonetbrant on November 24, 2015, 05:42:11 PM
Still more recent than NC State's last title...  :(
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: airboy on November 30, 2015, 12:27:05 PM
UNC had an amazing first quarter against NCSU - leading 35 - 7.  Then UNC went into sleepwalk mode.

But Clemson had a lot of problems with South Carolina having yet another game with a subpar performance.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: bayonetbrant on November 30, 2015, 01:15:03 PM
yeah, State has played some lousy ball this year.  Doesn't help when you lose your top 2 RBs, your top 2 WRs, 2 OL starters, and 3 guys from your defensive back 7 from you game 1 roster.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: MetalDog on November 30, 2015, 05:15:24 PM
C'mon, BB.  You know injury can't be used as an excuse.  It certainly effects things, but Notre Dame lost their best QB and RB and TCU lost most of their starting D and a QB.  No matter.  Basketball season is upon us and I am sure the Wolfpack will kick some major a$$!
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: bayonetbrant on November 30, 2015, 06:15:14 PM
Basketball season is upon us and I am sure the Wolfpack will kick some major a$$!

they got shot out of their own coliseum by William & Mary, so no, I'm not counting on it.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: MetalDog on November 30, 2015, 06:34:20 PM
I know.  They got beat up on in a preseason tournament, too.  I was really just tweaking your nose ;)
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: airboy on December 05, 2015, 08:06:09 AM
I hope UNC can beat Clemson today and win the ACC title.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: OJsDad on December 05, 2015, 10:06:20 AM
College conference championship games today.  If Clemson and Alabama win they're in the CFP.  The winner of the Big 10 championship game will also be in.  At this point, I think Oklahoma has the fourth slot locked up.  I cannot see a scenario where someone could knock them out.  If Stanford wins tomorrow, they'll still have two loses, Ohio State didn't win either their division or conference, so I don't see how you can give them a pass.  If North Carolina should beat Clemson, they're so far back I don't see them being able to jump OU. 

Should be a great day of football, unfortunately, I'll miss most of it as I'm going with my son's scout troop the AF museum at Wright-Patterson.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: MetalDog on December 05, 2015, 10:36:52 AM
We'll be sure to watch for you ;)

Seriously though, enjoy your day.  Sounds like a good time.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: airboy on December 06, 2015, 09:25:47 AM
I wish UNC had won, but they played pretty well.  They scored enough points to beat Clemson.  But Clemson had a much better defensive/offensive lines than UNCs.

I regret the official blew the offsides call at the end of the game on the onside kick that gave UNC possession at the 50 yard line down 8 points.  But it probably would not have mattered.

Seemed to me the big difference between the teams was the ability to pressure the quarterback.  Clemson got to UNCs QB a lot more often than vice-versa.

Hopefully UNC can win whatever bowl game they go to.  A 10-2 regular season is something almost everyone else would wish to have.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Bison on December 06, 2015, 03:07:48 PM
I only watched the Houston and Temple game yesterday.  Houston runs a nice offense.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Arctic Blast on December 06, 2015, 04:35:29 PM
The Washington Redskins are in first.

Blaine Gabbert won a football game.

Tampa Bay is a wildcard playoff contender.

What world is this?!  :o
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: MetalDog on December 06, 2015, 09:50:12 PM
GO BUCS!!
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Arctic Blast on December 06, 2015, 10:39:00 PM
Chip Kelly's overpaid disasters actually won a game! It's all too much!

Oh, wait...Browns lost, Rams suck and the Colts are a mess. Okay, everything's normal.  O0
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: bayonetbrant on December 09, 2015, 07:55:50 PM
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Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: OJsDad on December 09, 2015, 08:07:04 PM
Anchors Aweigh (1906 version)


Stand Navy down the field, sail set to the sky;
 We'll never change our course, So Army you steer shy-y-y-y.
 Roll up the score Navy, anchors aweigh!
 Sail Navy down the field and sink the army, sink the army grey!

Get underway, Navy, Decks cleared for the fray;
 We'll hoist true Navy Blue, So Army down your Grey-y-y-y;
 Full speed ahead, Navy; Army heave to;
 Furl Black and Grey and Gold, And hoist the Navy, hoist the Navy Blue!

Blue of the Mighty Deep; Gold of God's Sun
 Let these colors be till all of time be done, done, done,
 On seven seas we learn Navy's stern call:
 Faith, Courage, Service true, with Honor, Over Honor, Over All.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: bayonetbrant on December 11, 2015, 04:41:57 AM
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Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Bison on December 11, 2015, 07:08:04 AM
Join the college bowl pick 'em league, or you all just a bunch of talk?  Put that "knowledge" to proper use by predicting the outcomes in the glut of bowl games starting next week.

Information here.
http://grogheads.com/forums/index.php?topic=15586.0
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: OJsDad on December 11, 2015, 07:15:20 AM
Well, one of the schools playing in the game knows how to play football.  The other lost all of the football know how when the Air Force divorced them.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: MetalDog on December 11, 2015, 05:08:24 PM
IIrc, Army has two National Championships.  Navy has none.  Of course, that was 60+ years ago, but, in college football, you claim'em if you got'em.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Airborne Rifles on December 12, 2015, 01:15:36 PM
Since we're (Army) probably going to lose today, I'll get my jabs in where I can elsewhere.

Here's the USMA Superintendant, Lieutenant General Caslen, commenting on some current events in the Navy:

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Here's the story they're referencing: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/checkpoint/wp/2015/12/07/admiral-reprimanded-for-drunken-naked-escapade-at-florida-hotel/ (https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/checkpoint/wp/2015/12/07/admiral-reprimanded-for-drunken-naked-escapade-at-florida-hotel/)

Go Army! Beat Navy!
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Airborne Rifles on December 12, 2015, 04:39:34 PM
Much better game than I was expecting. But I'm tired of moral victories.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: bayonetbrant on December 12, 2015, 05:53:33 PM
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Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: bayonetbrant on December 16, 2015, 10:14:33 AM
quote of the year?

Mike Leach was asked in a game why they went for it on 4th down.

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"To overcome the disappointment of not making it on third down." -- Washington State coach Mike Leach
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Steelgrave on December 16, 2015, 12:16:41 PM
quote of the year?

Mike Leach was asked in a game why they went for it on 4th down.

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"To overcome the disappointment of not making it on third down." -- Washington State coach Mike Leach

Outstanding!!!
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: bayonetbrant on December 21, 2015, 08:44:02 PM
Man alive, the Saints suck...
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Martok on December 21, 2015, 10:13:03 PM
...And it is so very beautiful to watch.  >:D 
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Arctic Blast on December 22, 2015, 09:56:35 PM
I do enjoy the looks of pain on Sean Payton's face beneath that stupid goddamn visor.  >:D
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: bayonetbrant on December 28, 2015, 06:30:54 AM
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Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: OJsDad on December 29, 2015, 07:36:55 PM
Eagles have fired Chip Kelly after 3 seasons. 
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Martok on December 29, 2015, 07:39:12 PM
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Incidentally, I figured Gus would be doing the Happy Dance after his Jets smacked down the Patsies on Sunday, not to mention they're 10-5 and on the verge of going to the playoffs.  Anyone see him boogieing around in his boxers? 

Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Arctic Blast on December 29, 2015, 10:45:57 PM
Eagles have fired Chip Kelly after 3 seasons.

Chip isn't a half bad coach...or at least, he wasn't before he clearly began gulping down his own Kool Aid and decided that his system was all, and player talent didn't mean as much. He was also undermined by Chip Kelly, horrific disaster of a general manager. Now, the Eagles are stuck with a mess of a roster filled with awful contracts and more holes than a wheel of swiss cheese.

The question now is : does he end up coaching Mariota with the Titans? If he still wants personnel control, I think he's pretty much finished in the NFL. If he's willing to back down on that (and has been humbled a bit), he could be an interesting hire for someone.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: MetalDog on December 30, 2015, 05:01:06 AM
BY God, I PRAY he doesn't coach Tennessee!  I wasn't a big fan of Mariota coming out, thought he was a system quarterback.  But having watched him this year, I think he has the makings of a very good qb.  Chip coming in would kill that in my opinion.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Bison on December 30, 2015, 05:34:49 AM
Chip Kelly should have stayed at Oregon.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: airboy on December 30, 2015, 12:24:18 PM
UNCs Defense got shattered by Baylor.  Aargh!!!!!
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: bayonetbrant on December 30, 2015, 12:50:38 PM
Wait, UNC has a defense?  O:-)
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: MetalDog on December 30, 2015, 04:59:22 PM
How's that bowl game working out for State?
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: airboy on December 31, 2015, 01:17:41 PM
Wait, UNC has a defense?  O:-)

A bit more of a defense than NCSU.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: bayonetbrant on December 31, 2015, 03:40:02 PM
That's like bragging about being faster than a wounded turtle
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Bison on December 31, 2015, 03:41:47 PM
What kind of injury are we talking about with the turtle?
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: bayonetbrant on December 31, 2015, 03:43:02 PM
The ACC has had a shit-tastic bowl season.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: MetalDog on December 31, 2015, 03:43:49 PM
And you're surprised by that?
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Bison on January 01, 2016, 12:32:40 AM
Apparently Michigan State forgot to prepare for a football game over the last month.  Talk about embarrassing.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: MetalDog on January 01, 2016, 12:57:40 AM
ROLL TIDE!!!
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Bison on January 01, 2016, 01:05:07 AM
(http://cdn5.triplepundit.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/logo-tide.jpg)

I just want to feel like a typical SEC fan.  Obnoxious.   O0
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: bayonetbrant on January 01, 2016, 07:45:56 AM
I had no real bone to pick in either game, so long as the winner of Clemson / OU wins the whole thing, I'm happy :)
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: bayonetbrant on January 01, 2016, 07:55:12 AM
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Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: MetalDog on January 01, 2016, 09:26:16 AM
I just want to feel like a typical SEC fan.  Obnoxious.   O0

Bison, CLEARLY, you can't be as obnoxious as a typical SEC fan.  You would have to know what it's like to root for a winner first.

I had no real bone to pick in either game, so long as the winner of Clemson / OU wins the whole thing, I'm happy :)

And Brant, while Clemson may still prove out to be the winner in this whole championship thing, any sense of accomplishment or satisfaction you may take from the Tigers winning is negated by your intense devotion to a perpetual loser like NC State.

So, to review:  MetalDog is an obnoxious winner.  Sounds about right.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: bayonetbrant on January 01, 2016, 09:32:59 AM
Yes, but there's very little expectation of anything more as an NC St fan ::)
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Steelgrave on January 01, 2016, 10:58:07 AM
I had no real bone to pick in either game, so long as the winner of Clemson / OU wins the whole thing, I'm happy :)

"Too bad the game didn't end at halftime"  :P 
                                       "Big Game Bob" Stoops


Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: OJsDad on January 01, 2016, 11:37:45 AM
Looks like a good match up for the championship game.  Not sure who has the edge going in.

Buckeyes have jumped up early scoring on both of their first 2 drives while keeping the Irish from scoring.  Bosa just got ejected for targeting.  We'll see if that changes the defense.  Irish have also lost a key defender to a leg injury. 
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: OJsDad on January 01, 2016, 11:40:07 AM
Oh, and it was great to see Houston whack FSU.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: MetalDog on January 01, 2016, 12:14:03 PM
Agreed!
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: MetalDog on January 01, 2016, 12:36:38 PM
Yes, but there's very little expectation of anything more as an NC St fan ::)

What's the outlook for the hoops team?  You DO have Alabama's old coach there after all.  Maybe some of that 'win' will rub off on your guys ;)
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: OJsDad on January 01, 2016, 05:12:52 PM
Neither team that played in the Big 10 championship game have done squat yesterday or today.  Very embarrassing. 
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: airboy on January 01, 2016, 08:50:12 PM
So far in the bowls the ACC has been horrid and the SEC has been excellent (except for Florida which fell apart at the end of the season and during their bowl game).

Still some games to go, but except for Clemson the ACC is done.  Arkansas and Georgia have not played yet and Mississippi is leading big at half time.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: MetalDog on January 01, 2016, 09:15:20 PM
Vegas had the SEC going 8 and 2 in the bowl games.  Looks like they are going to make it, too.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Bison on January 02, 2016, 04:39:11 PM
State put up a decent fight through the first 3 1/2 quarters with a decimated defense and the backup QB.  Of course it helps to score TDs in the red zone and not just FGs.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: MetalDog on January 02, 2016, 05:03:36 PM
Which State?  Kansas or Penn?  Oh, nevermind.  The SEC took care of both of them.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Bison on January 02, 2016, 05:08:40 PM
Which State?  Kansas or Penn?  Oh, nevermind.  The SEC took care of both of them.

You realize this is why people don't jump to sign up to play multiplayer with you, right?
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: MetalDog on January 02, 2016, 05:36:51 PM
Because I root for the SEC?
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Bison on January 02, 2016, 06:50:32 PM
Yes, well that and the Yankees.  :P
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: bayonetbrant on January 02, 2016, 08:15:21 PM
Because I root for the SEC?

Like you ever root for LSU, Auburn, Ole Miss, or Georgia...  :P
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: bayonetbrant on January 02, 2016, 08:23:22 PM
just found this one  :))

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Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Bison on January 02, 2016, 08:27:09 PM
I never talk shit about the Vikings.  It only leads to misery and depression.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: MetalDog on January 03, 2016, 07:05:18 AM
Because I root for the SEC?

Like you ever root for LSU, Auburn, Ole Miss, or Georgia...  :P

Only during bowl season :)
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: OJsDad on January 03, 2016, 04:56:53 PM
And the Browns have started the firings.  The GM is gone, and the coach is meeting with the owner at 7pm EST.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: OJsDad on January 03, 2016, 05:28:25 PM
And now the coach has been fired.  Let the merry-go-round for the Clowns start again. 

I saw someone state that the last 5 coaching changes in the AFC North (Cincy, Cleveland, Pitts, Baltimore)  have all been at Cleveland. 
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Bison on January 03, 2016, 06:13:34 PM
Some how manzel will survive to be your QB next year so hope in the rust belt can still be had.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: OJsDad on January 03, 2016, 06:26:59 PM
Not my QB.  I'm not a fan of the Clowns.  I leave that to my wife and dad. 
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Arctic Blast on January 04, 2016, 09:55:55 PM
And now it turns out that Manziel didn't bother showing up on Sunday because he spent the night before parading around Vegas in a wig and fake mustache. I love the Browns.

In other dunderhead news, the Colts have decided to keep their idiot coach AND their idiot GM (who the pill popping owner actually said compares as better than Bill Polian after 4 years). Both are morons, they reportedly hate one another...yeah, this should work out just fine.

Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: bayonetbrant on January 04, 2016, 10:01:17 PM
I wonder if Manziel isn't smarter than we're giving him credit for...  maybe he's misbehaving his way out of the Browns so he doesn't have to suffer thru any more of their BS?
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Con on January 04, 2016, 10:08:48 PM
And now it turns out that Manziel didn't bother showing up on Sunday because he spent the night before parading around Vegas in a wig and fake mustache. I love the Browns.

In other dunderhead news, the Colts have decided to keep their idiot coach AND their idiot GM (who the pill popping owner actually said compares as better than Bill Polian after 4 years). Both are morons, they reportedly hate one another...yeah, this should work out just fine.
I wonder what sort of Banner Irsay will hoist for this decision?  "I coulda been a contender!"

Con
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Martok on January 05, 2016, 04:25:30 AM
I never talk shit about the Vikings.  It only leads to misery and depression.

It did feel good to beat the Packers at Lambeau, though.  It's been long enough since the last time we did that. 

Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Bison on January 05, 2016, 06:36:58 PM
I didn't watched the game.  I watched 2 games this year and the Vikings lost them both.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Arctic Blast on January 05, 2016, 09:39:47 PM
I wonder if Manziel isn't smarter than we're giving him credit for...  maybe he's misbehaving his way out of the Browns so he doesn't have to suffer thru any more of their BS?

So that he can go to Dallas? Has he seen the Cowboys roster?
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: bayonetbrant on January 09, 2016, 06:42:44 AM
Interesting comparison about how crappy Detroit has been for 30 years, even with Barry Sanders and Clavin Johnson

https://sports.yahoo.com/news/lions-on-verge-of-wasting-a-once-in-a-generation-talent-…-again-231155752.html

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What's even more remarkable about their careers is how little they were helped by elite blocking. The Lions have had only had one offensive lineman make the Pro Bowl since 1997: Don Muhlbach, the long snapper, in 2012. In those two amazing individual seasons, when Sanders rushed for 2,053 yards and Johnson racked up 1,964 receiving yards, the Lions went a combined 13-19.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Martok on January 09, 2016, 01:03:06 PM
No surprise there.  Aside from the (very) occasional decent season, the Lions have been the perennial doormat in the NFC North, and the NFC Central before that. 


(http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/h412/Rotarrin/Funny/LionsampSuperBowl_zps4e0ae61f.jpg)

Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: MetalDog on January 09, 2016, 01:25:42 PM
As awful as the Lions have mostly been in the Super Bowl era, more than one Sunday was ruined for me by Sanders running wild over my Bucs.  Then again, that was at a time when they were at the end of their OWN awful phase, before Dungy and Chucky got there. 

Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: mirth on January 09, 2016, 05:46:20 PM
The Texans played true to form
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Centurion40 on January 09, 2016, 10:12:04 PM
Holy shit the AFC Wildcard was intense!
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Bison on January 09, 2016, 10:35:36 PM
Bengales self destructed big time.  They have a lot of classy players in Cincinnati.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Grim.Reaper on January 10, 2016, 04:10:22 AM
Steelers and Bengals game was intense for sure and had a lot of interesting stuff.....

Bryant's crazy circus catch in the endzone...no idea how he held on to that doing a somersault

Shazier's hit on the Bengal's player that caused a critical fumble...although one could argue that should have been a penalty for hit to the head

Burfict sacking Ben shortly after that and causing Ben to leave the game...classless fans cheer the injury and pelt him with bottles as he leaves the field

Bengal's coming back with 2 TDs and a FG to start the fourth quarter

Late in the game, Jones comes in and throws a terrible pass up the middle which was intercepted by Burfict...at that time, he was ready to be the game's hero

Next play, Hill gets a decent gain, but at end of the play fumbles the ball...just needed to hold on...call was still OK, Steelers had 3 timeouts left so they couldn't just take a knee yet

Then Big Ben comes off the bench, only able to throw very short passes....he moves them down the field, including a critical 4th and 3 conversion

Ben attempts to hit Brown to get close to FG range...pass not really close....but then the craziness starts, Burfict comes across the field and puts his shoulder into Brown's head, basically knocking him out....immediate 15 yard penalty

While everyone is checking on Brown, players and coaches jaw at each other.....including Pacman Jones who appeared to be jawing with Porter and possibly bumped the referee....another additional 15 yard penalty

Steelers end up with a chip shot FG, win the game....Bengals continue their long streak of not winning a playoff game


Although Marvin Lewis might be the nicest coach in the world, time for him to go.....he just can't win the big ones and last night demonstrated he couldn't control his own team during crucial times...
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: bayonetbrant on January 10, 2016, 06:51:00 AM
I have friends that are both Bengals and Steelers fans (though I don't think any of them know each other).  My Facebook feed was full of memes insulting each other.  The animosity was kind of funny considering none of those people had ever put on a set of shoulder pads.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: MetalDog on January 10, 2016, 07:07:44 AM
As a fan, I love to see the hype and animosity these guys have for one another.  With the time, effort and loyalty I put in to the teams I root for, I WANT to see my players hate the other team!  So, from that standpoint, it was great to see those guys want to mix it up.  Having said that, some of what went on in that game was just shameful.  TRYing to injure the other guys players is just unacceptable.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Grim.Reaper on January 10, 2016, 07:37:12 AM
Agreed....love the intensity, but some of that stuff is just plain stupid that ends up hurting your own team.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Bison on January 10, 2016, 02:03:45 PM
Well typical end to the Vikings season.  Good fucking grief.  I'm done with this franchise.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Steelgrave on January 10, 2016, 02:05:06 PM
You gotta be kidding me! How do the Vikings miss that damn kick? Martok, I know you're bleeding purple right now. :P
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Centurion40 on January 10, 2016, 02:12:36 PM
Feel bad for you purple people eaters. You should have taken the Shithawks in that cold.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: MetalDog on January 10, 2016, 02:13:07 PM
That anyone won this game amazes me.  I work outside, but, you can bet that I would have called in to work in THAT weather!  The fact that these guys played at all is a win.  Hate that it was Seattle though.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Martok on January 10, 2016, 02:48:54 PM
Jesus H.  What the fuck is with Vikings kickers missing clutch FG's at the end of playoff games??!  :tickedoff:  It's like 1998 all over again. 

Current status:  Getting drunk. 

Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Arctic Blast on January 10, 2016, 04:08:38 PM
Goddammit! Now the damn Seahawks are going to go to Carolina and smack around the Panthers (who really aren't that great). They won't go away!

I now officially despise Blair Walsh.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: MetalDog on January 10, 2016, 05:15:02 PM
Carolina beat them earlier this year.  While I hate the Panthers as much as the Seahawks, the game can't end in a tie.  And I would prefer that Pete Carroll lose, so, GO PANTHERS!!!
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: OJsDad on January 10, 2016, 07:10:52 PM
Every home team lost this weekend.  So much for home field advantage. 
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Centurion40 on January 10, 2016, 07:27:55 PM
Every home team lost this weekend.  So much for home field advantage.

Crazy.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: BanzaiCat on January 11, 2016, 05:49:46 AM
The Texans played true to form

:buck2:

I can totally understand losing, but losing 30-0, and at home, and on national TV, and in a playoff game...Jesus Christ.

I don't give a damn about any of the teams remaining, so looks like I'll be ignoring the playoffs and Super Bowl once again this year.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Steelgrave on January 11, 2016, 06:05:59 AM
The decision to take Clowney over a QB looks worse every season  :P
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Martok on January 11, 2016, 07:12:38 AM
(http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/h412/Rotarrin/Other/Bud%20Grant_zpsxoslghfl.png)


Okay, I have to admit this is both funny and kind of awesome (I just wish it wasn't against the backdrop of yeterday's game)... 

Former Vikings coach Bud Grant (he's to the Vikings' fanbase what Lombardi is to the Packers' and Ditka is to the Bears') walked out onto the field prior to yesterday's game wearing only pants and a polo shirt, which is totally cool/badass (and maybe a little nuts!).  8)  In addition, however, he apparently became something of an overnight sensation. 


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Sunday's NFL playoff game between the Vikings and Seahawks in Minneapolis was historically frigid, the third-coldest kickoff in league history.

Bud Grant, the Vikings' 88-year-old former coach, gave precisely zero fucks.

Grant was a guest of honor for the ceremonial pre-game coin toss at mid-field. The 88-year-old Hall of Famer (did we mention he is EIGHTY-EIGHT YEARS OLD?) took the field in a purple polo shirt, looking more ready to hit a South Florida beach than endure temperatures cold enough to make a White Walker shiver.




The memes have already started (https://storify.com/startribune/former-vikings-coach-legend-bud-grant-earns-intern): 


(http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/h412/Rotarrin/Other/Bud%20Grant%202_zpsqofvbe8c.jpg)

(http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/h412/Rotarrin/Other/Bud%20Grant%203_zpsm7mpjsnx.jpg)

(http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/h412/Rotarrin/Other/Bud%20Grant%204_zpstnqrreto.jpg)

(http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/h412/Rotarrin/Other/Bud%20Grant%205_zpsigvtslcy.jpg)

Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: bayonetbrant on January 11, 2016, 07:57:59 AM
The decision to take Clowney over a QB looks worse every season  :P

it's not like the QBs that year were worth writing home about... Blake Bortles?  Maziel? 
Bridgewater is going to turn OK, but it's easy to look good when you have AP to hand off to.  Derek Carr might be OK, but given his brother's track record, were you going to roll the dice on him with the #1 pick in the draft?
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Bison on January 11, 2016, 11:03:31 AM
Bortles is going to be good. 
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: mirth on January 11, 2016, 11:15:02 AM
(http://weknowmemes.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/when-i-die-i-want-the-minnesota-vikings-to-be-my-pallbearers.jpg)
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Martok on January 11, 2016, 11:26:39 AM
^  Yeah, I thought of that sign after the game yesterday. 

Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Bison on January 11, 2016, 12:04:41 PM
I'm so fucking done with the Vikings.  I'm also just done with the NFL.  I hope LA gets three teams and they all fail spectacularly. 
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: airboy on January 11, 2016, 05:31:43 PM
Go Clemson!   Way too many rammer-jammers at home.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: bayonetbrant on January 11, 2016, 06:19:57 PM
Go Clemson!   Way too many rammer-jammers at home.

O0 O0 O0 O0 O0 O0 O0 O0 O0 O0 O0 O0 O0 O0 O0 O0 O0 O0 O0 O0
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Steelgrave on January 11, 2016, 07:03:16 PM
The decision to take Clowney over a QB looks worse every season  :P

it's not like the QBs that year were worth writing home about... Blake Bortles?  Maziel? 
Bridgewater is going to turn OK, but it's easy to look good when you have AP to hand off to.  Derek Carr might be OK, but given his brother's track record, were you going to roll the dice on him with the #1 pick in the draft?

Both Bortles and Carr have done more for their team in two seasons than Clowney has. It's not even close. In two seasons, Clowney has 40 tackles, 4.5 sacks, zero interceptions and one forced fumble, and that's with Watt getting double and triple teamed each play. In hindsight they should have taken Mack, but when you look at who the Oilers Texans have put behind center, it's obvious Bortles and Carr would have helped the Texans without question.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: MetalDog on January 11, 2016, 08:15:27 PM
Bortles and Carr will be fine.  Bortles has a stud No. 1 receiver and a number 2 that more than one team could make a 1.  Carr has Amari Cooper.

Speaking of Alabama...Coker needs to take his head out of his ass.  And someone cut Ridley's Adderall intake.  He's waaaaaaaaaaaayy too hyper.  Watson is a beast.  Renfrow seems to be able to get open at will.  BUT, Clemson's shut down corner is probably not playing the second half and I like 'Bama to run Henry alot in the second half.  That'll open up the play action downfield.  Should be super close until late.  Still like 'Bama, but Watson scares the bejeezus out of me!
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: MetalDog on January 11, 2016, 10:13:54 PM
Rammer jammer Yellow Hammer!!  WOOHOO!!!!  ROLL TIDE!!!!!
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Bison on January 11, 2016, 10:15:39 PM
It was over after the onside kick was successful.  Good game.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: MetalDog on January 11, 2016, 10:19:32 PM
That won a Super Bowl a few years ago, too.  It was an awesome game though.  Watson had me sweating every time he touched the ball and number 98 on the Clemson D was just a monster.  There's nothing better in life than a hard fought win. Congrats to the Tide and good game to Clemson.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: airboy on January 12, 2016, 09:23:44 AM
It was another good playoff game for me.  Our poker group got together and I sat with my back to the TV - and cleaned up again.

Seemed like a couple of defensive secondary breakdowns on big plays killed Clemson.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: MetalDog on January 12, 2016, 06:00:27 PM
And I'm ok with that ;)  Glad you won big, Airboy!
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: OJsDad on January 13, 2016, 06:21:17 AM
Congrats to Bama.  I headed to bed with about 10.5 minutes left I the game.  Looks like I missed the most exciting part. 

I had wanted Clemson to win for the sole reason they hadn't won a national title since '81. 
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: mirth on January 14, 2016, 12:28:00 PM
Well the 49ers have already imploded so why not bring in Chip Kelly?

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nfl-shutdown-corner/49ers-hire-chip-kelly--so-what-happens-to-colin-kaepernick-184713321.html
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: BanzaiCat on January 14, 2016, 12:45:37 PM
Who the fuck is Chip Kelly?

Oh, nevermind, I see he's a coach that never actually played the sport he's coaching. What could go wrong?  >:D

Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Marty Ward on January 14, 2016, 01:03:54 PM
Who the fuck is Chip Kelly?

Oh, nevermind, I see he's a coach that never actually played the sport he's coaching. What could go wrong?  >:D

Not every coach played the sport. It's not necessarily a requirement. I don't even think there is any proven benefit to it.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: BanzaiCat on January 14, 2016, 01:04:46 PM
Probably not. Chip Kelly looks like he has a better NFL record than Gary Kubiak ever did. Maybe he should come replace our head coach instead.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Marty Ward on January 14, 2016, 01:13:35 PM
Every coach probably played football at some point in their life, college or high school, but very few NFL coaches played in the NFL. This is from 2014 but not a lot has changed.

"In MLB, 83 percent of managers on opening day this year played in the major leagues. In the NHL, 60 percent of the head coaches reached the league and 43 percent in the NBA.

In the NFL, only 19 percent — six of 32 ­— of the head coaches who will lead their teams into the 2014 season played in the league.

...

The most successful head coach in the NFL today is New England’s Bill Belichick, who played at Division III Wesleyan University in Connecticut. Miami Dolphins coach Joe Philbin played only one season of college football at Division III Washington & Jefferson College. Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy, a native of Greenfield, played at Baker University, an NAIA school in Kansas. Steelers coach Mike Tomlin played at Division I-AA William  Mary."

http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/around-the-league-nfl/2014/08/24/Why-NFL-coaches-rarely-rise-from-ranks-of-players/stories/201408240108
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: bayonetbrant on January 14, 2016, 02:15:14 PM
I see he's a coach that never actually played the sport he's coaching.

Just like Belichick.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: mirth on January 14, 2016, 02:21:24 PM
I see he's a coach that never actually played the sport he's coaching.

Just like Belichick.

And there the similarity ends.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Marty Ward on January 14, 2016, 02:28:12 PM
I see he's a coach that never actually played the sport he's coaching.

Just like Belichick.

And there the similarity ends.

You never know. Belichick didn't do so hot in his first coaching gig.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Bison on January 14, 2016, 02:38:03 PM
Chip Kelly should have stayed at the college level.  It seems like the only place his type of bullshit is successful.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: mirth on January 14, 2016, 02:40:01 PM
I see he's a coach that never actually played the sport he's coaching.

Just like Belichick.

And there the similarity ends.

You never know. Belichick didn't do so hot in his first coaching gig.

Cleveland? That will destroy any man.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Marty Ward on January 14, 2016, 02:44:06 PM
Chip Kelly should have stayed at the college level.  It seems like the only place his type of bullshit is successful.

They greeted Walsh with some skepticism when he brought the West Coast offense in. I think with the right people Kelly's system could work just like the run and gun could rack up the points. You need the right team though.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Bison on January 14, 2016, 02:50:52 PM
They made the moves Kelly wanted and the team was horrible.  Offense sucked and the defense under performed.  Kelly's reputation is based solely on a couple of good seasons at Oregon.  I just think he's overrated just like Norv Turner.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Marty Ward on January 14, 2016, 02:58:40 PM
They made the moves Kelly wanted and the team was horrible.  Offense sucked and the defense under performed.  Kelly's reputation is based solely on a couple of good seasons at Oregon.  I just think he's overrated just like Norv Turner.

Oh yeah he's no personal guy that's for sure. When he wasn't picking the players the offense was much better. I think with the 49er's he has a mobile QB to build around. He may be much more successful this time. Of course he could also sh*t the bed. We'll see.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Bison on January 14, 2016, 03:01:21 PM
I derive a secret pleasure from watching the 49ers play horribly. 

Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: bayonetbrant on January 14, 2016, 03:48:44 PM
Cleveland? That will destroy any man.

Since 1991, when Bellichik took over as the Browns coach, they've played in 3 playoff games.  He coached 2 of them.

The last 5 head coaching changes in the AFC North have all been in Cleveland.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Arctic Blast on January 14, 2016, 10:33:47 PM
Well the 49ers have already imploded so why not bring in Chip Kelly?

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nfl-shutdown-corner/49ers-hire-chip-kelly--so-what-happens-to-colin-kaepernick-184713321.html

Sweet merciful crap, the Niners have gone from good to hilarious dumpster fire in record time.

Unless Chip has learned some humility...and how to get along with players (reportedly, few in the Philly locker room were sad to see him go)...and has learned that his precious system doesn't mean a damn thing without the right personnel...and will adapt to what he has on hand...

So yeah, they're doomed.

Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: bayonetbrant on January 15, 2016, 04:21:07 AM
funniest part of it all is that the 49ers had all of Kaepernick's stuff on clearance in their team store

then the 49ers signed Chip Kelly as coach

Kaepernick stuff back at full price
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: MetalDog on January 15, 2016, 04:49:52 AM
^THAT is funny!
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Centurion40 on January 16, 2016, 05:37:42 PM
Sour Shoes says that it's gonna be a Cards-Pats SuperBowl.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: OJsDad on January 16, 2016, 06:12:21 PM
There is nothing good that can come from the SB matchup. 
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: MetalDog on January 16, 2016, 09:26:21 PM
HOLY SHIT HE CAME DOWN WITH IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: mirth on January 17, 2016, 03:02:00 AM
Ho-hum, another AFC Championship game.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Bison on January 17, 2016, 07:38:38 AM
The single biggest beneficiary of the Patriots/Brady success is Uggs.  Just think of all of the free advertising they get!
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Bison on January 17, 2016, 06:00:39 PM
Well I personally think we will be seeing the last Brady vs Manning Championship game next week.  I just don't see Manning coming back next year. 
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Con on January 17, 2016, 08:18:21 PM
Was discussing if Manning will not play again and here is my take

One of the biggest stats for QBs is number of career wins (when these guys pretend to say that they don't play for that and or don't know what their record is its all bullsh*t.  These guys live and breath football every second and its stupid to pretend that this doesn't matter to them).  Right now Manning is tied for first (with Brett Favre) for 186.  Brady is next with 172.

So if Manning rides off into the sunset at the end of this season he wont get the career wins title (its regular season only).  Plus Brady will beat him with 15 more wins.  If Brady plays for two more years (indicated that he would like to play for 4 more years).  That means that its almost 100% certain that Brady will take the career wins title from Manning in 2 more seasons (all he has to do is go 8-8 two years in a row).

So to prevent that and to take the career win Crown I bet that Manning will at least try and come back for one more year.   

Now the question is where.  I think the Broncos move on from Manning next season (they already forced him to take a paycut).  So what team is desperate for a QB, has a great defense plays indoors (because Manning turns into a brittle frozen yeti outside in the cold) is in a crappy conference and has a legit shot at making the playoffs?  I present to you Peyton Manning wearing number 18 for the Houston Texans.

Lets see if this come true

Con

Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Bison on January 17, 2016, 08:23:33 PM
I hope not.  The couple of games I've seen him play this year were not pretty.  He has no velocity on his passes, his accuracy is off, and the man looks broken and crippled when he tries to pick himself off of the turf.  Manning is going to be a sad sight to see in a few years after football.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: MetalDog on January 17, 2016, 09:11:06 PM
I can certainly see Con's scenario playing out.  And for all the reasons stated.  But, as a drafter of Mr. Manning in fantasy football this year, I had to pay close attention to his performance.  Needless to say, it was craptastic.  The Manning name will not save him in the summer if he stinks up the joint.  And he's headed that way.  And I'm afraid Bison is right, too.  Four neck surgeries doesn't bode well for future quality of life.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Con on January 17, 2016, 09:31:34 PM
I agree Manning is but a giant fore-headed shell of himself.  However I believe he is going to want/need to play at least for an additional season to get that record.  The Texans went 9 and 7 in the AFC south with a roster of QBs that look like they play at high school level only.  It wouldn't be unthinkable that if they had Manning (even old brittle Manning)  that they could have eked out 2 more wins.  Plus lets not forget that the NFL is all about the dough and imagine the jersey sales for number 18 in the Texans uniform as well as the number of extra season tickets that would sell.  The cherry on the top is that the Pats play Houston away in 2016!  Brady Manning bowl XVIII

It's going to happen but I agree that Manning will be doomed as a QB since he is plummeting off the play ability cliff.

Con
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Martok on January 18, 2016, 01:21:01 AM
Yeah Peyton's done, for all intents and purposes.  He might still play...somewhere for another season or two, but it's going to be painful to watch if he does. 



Incidentally, with the Steelers now eliminated, I officially no longer care who wins the Super Bowl.  As long as it's not the Patriots, of course. 

Actually, I take that back; I'd kinda like to see the NFC take the crown back this year.  Really, though, I just want to see a good game come Feb. 7. 

Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: bayonetbrant on January 18, 2016, 06:22:03 AM
Remember Joe Namath with the Rams?  It'll be like that.


At this point, I think I'm backing the Cardinals.  I'd like to see Larry Fitzgerald get a ring.  Plus, it seems like half their defense were LSU guys, and I'm OK backing them.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: BanzaiCat on January 18, 2016, 06:27:09 AM
Yet another boring round of so-called championship games. Getting really tired of the Patriots. Time for Tom Brady to go away.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Con on January 18, 2016, 08:09:31 AM
Why do you hate winning and greatness?
I think its very un American to be so non patriotic! :)
Would you rather support the Cowboys clinging on to their faded glory - Think the French!!

Con
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: airboy on January 18, 2016, 08:53:50 AM
I hope the Panthers win it all.  Cam was a really nice guy when he was an Auburn student.  He has continued to be nice to the students on his occasional visits back to campus.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: MetalDog on January 18, 2016, 05:07:48 PM
Sorry, airboy.  I am contractually obligated to root against the Panthers just for that reason.  Pats all the way!  And if it can't be them, then the Cards will do just fine.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: mirth on January 18, 2016, 05:17:50 PM
Go Pats!! I welcome as many championships as we can get. I'm kinda dreading the post-Brady/Belichick era.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: MetalDog on January 18, 2016, 05:19:05 PM
I wouldn't.  We all know that Bill has a deal with the Devil.  He just needs another soul to sell.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Bison on January 18, 2016, 05:19:28 PM
You had the illustrious Steve Grogan era.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: mirth on January 18, 2016, 05:20:41 PM
I wouldn't.  We all know that Bill has a deal with the Devil.  He just needs another soul to sell.

I'll volunteer Gus' soul.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: MetalDog on January 18, 2016, 05:21:19 PM
I thought you and Star sacrificed that for a snugger fit.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: mirth on January 18, 2016, 05:21:59 PM
You had the illustrious Steve Grogan era.

Don't remind me. That's the era I grew up watching. Thank God the Celtics were good back then.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: mirth on January 18, 2016, 05:22:32 PM
I thought you and Star sacrificed that for a snugger fit.

I was hoping the Devil forgot about that.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: BanzaiCat on January 18, 2016, 05:34:00 PM
Tony Eason. I was pulling for the '85 Pats to beat those goddamn Bears back in the day.

Pulled for the Pats in '02 (the first Super Bowl after 9/11, with the awesome U2 concert).

But since, the Pats can go suck a de-inflated ball.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Bison on January 18, 2016, 05:55:19 PM
Grogan played the majority of the 85 Super Bowl and was the regular season starter for most of the season until he broke his leg.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: mirth on January 18, 2016, 05:59:21 PM
So many painful memories....
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: mirth on January 18, 2016, 06:00:26 PM
Otoh, 8 Superbowl appearances in 30 years isn't terrible.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: BanzaiCat on January 18, 2016, 06:49:31 PM
Ask the Bills about Superbowl appearances.

(By-the-by, there's a REALLY good 30 For 30 on Netflix about the Bills and their four-year run...it's called Four Falls of Buffalo. I HATED the Bills back in the day because I was a huge Dolphins fan at the time. But I grudgingly admit what a stellar accomplishment it was to go four flippin' years in a row.)

At least you won't have to ask the Texans. :(
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: mirth on January 18, 2016, 06:53:18 PM
Well, the Pats are 4-4 in those 8 appearances. Somewhat better than the Bills.

I think it's time for the Texans to go back to being the Oilers.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: mirth on January 18, 2016, 06:55:48 PM
I saw that it is on Netflix. Haven't watched it yet.

I have little love for the Bills, but watching them choke against the Giants and Cowboys was tough.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: BanzaiCat on January 18, 2016, 06:59:24 PM
I think it's time for the Texans to go back to being the Oilers.

Well, besides Bud "Superprick" Adams owning the rights to the name and logo it's highly doubtful he'll give that up.

Even when the Oilers were the Houston Oilers, they couldn't close the deal. (Not sure the AFL Championships count since those were pre-merger.) That beating they got by the Bills was fucking beautiful, even I must admit (and they talk about it a bit in that 30 for 30 I mentioned above). I HATED the Oilers. I moved here at the end of '92 which I think was just before their ass-beating. You could feel the entire city deflate. :)

And as for that 30 for 30, like I said...I hated the Bills even more than the Oilers, but I really enjoyed that episode. I didn't think I would, but it was a great look inside the team and their various implosions.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: BanzaiCat on January 18, 2016, 07:00:27 PM
Oh, and that 30 for 30: Broke, is pretty damned good too.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: mirth on January 18, 2016, 07:02:24 PM
That's more Oilers history than I really wanted to know:P
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: BanzaiCat on January 18, 2016, 07:29:49 PM
Just common knowledge. I knew enough butthurt people here at the time to have to relive it anytime the subject of the Oilers came up. Fortunately once 2002 rolled around, talk of the Oilers changed to the Texans.

Well, fortunately or unfortunately, depending on your point of view.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: MetalDog on January 18, 2016, 07:35:47 PM
I had no animus against the Bills.  But I was raised a NFC guy, even though I had to watch the Jets and Pats along with the Giants every Sunday.  And as much as I have always liked the Patriots, what Kelly and the crew were doing was pretty impressive.  I didn't feel bad at all though when they lost those four Super Bowls.  In a row.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: mirth on January 18, 2016, 07:58:25 PM
I always kinds liked the Oilers. They seemed like loveable losers. Sorta like the Patriots of old.

The Texans just seem like losers.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Arctic Blast on January 18, 2016, 11:17:56 PM
I think it's time for the Texans to go back to being the Oilers.

Well, besides Bud "Superprick" Adams owning the rights to the name and logo it's highly doubtful he'll give that up.

Even when the Oilers were the Houston Oilers, they couldn't close the deal. (Not sure the AFL Championships count since those were pre-merger.) That beating they got by the Bills was fucking beautiful, even I must admit (and they talk about it a bit in that 30 for 30 I mentioned above). I HATED the Oilers. I moved here at the end of '92 which I think was just before their ass-beating. You could feel the entire city deflate. :)

And as for that 30 for 30, like I said...I hated the Bills even more than the Oilers, but I really enjoyed that episode. I didn't think I would, but it was a great look inside the team and their various implosions.

Goddamn Houston Oilers. First they self destruct in that game against a Bills team quarterbacked by Frank Reich. Then they blow a lead against that Chiefs team of old retreads (Joe Montana, Marcus Allen) in part by making the half time adjustment to let their rookie left tackle try to block Derrick Thomas by himself. Yeah, that went well... >:(

As for this year, Go Cards! They have a lot of players who I like, and they're getting old enough at some spots that the window is beginning to close. I'd like to see them win. Really, I'm just thrilled to see the stupid Seahawks gone.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Martok on January 19, 2016, 01:53:33 AM
I remember watching that playoff match-up where Reich led that huge rally past Moon's Oilers; it was still in the first couple years of me really being into football.  I didn't really have a dog in that fight, so it was just a fun game to watch. 

Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Arctic Blast on January 21, 2016, 12:40:32 AM
I remember watching that playoff match-up where Reich led that huge rally past Moon's Oilers; it was still in the first couple years of me really being into football.  I didn't really have a dog in that fight, so it was just a fun game to watch.

And stupid Cris Dishman decided to just stop covering Don Beebe because SURELY the ref saw Beebe step out of bounds, right? Nope.

I still hate Cris Dishman.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: BanzaiCat on January 21, 2016, 05:30:59 AM
I didn't watch one minute of HBO's Hard Knocks this past summer/fall...they covered the Texans. It might be quite funny to check it out, now.  :buck2:
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: MetalDog on January 21, 2016, 05:02:26 PM
It's my understanding that J. J. Watt got LOTS of screen time.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: BanzaiCat on January 21, 2016, 05:10:09 PM
I have no doubt.

We went to a training camp open house when some friends invited us. Most of the people there were women wanting to see JJ Watt. I think they were more interested in him and wearing their latest Texans bling (and therefore being seen in it) more than they give two shits about football. He came by to sign autographs but didn't come near where our section of the crowd was...but that didn't stop the wimminz from screaming like their tits were bleeding.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Bison on January 24, 2016, 04:33:08 PM
Awesome AFC Championship game.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: mirth on January 24, 2016, 04:37:39 PM
That's what happens when you don't lock up home field against the Dolphins.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: MetalDog on January 24, 2016, 04:42:58 PM
MIght have been different had they elected to go for the field goals both times.  Really unhappy the Broncos made it.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: mirth on January 24, 2016, 04:54:00 PM
We definitely should have gone for the field goal the second time. Dumb.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Bison on January 24, 2016, 07:00:13 PM
The Cardinals sure as the hell didn't show up to play today.  Unless there is a miraculous 4th quarter comeback, Denver is going to have their hands full in the Super Bowl with their rather anemic offense against Carolina.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: BanzaiCat on January 24, 2016, 07:56:30 PM
The Cardinals sure as the hell didn't show up to play today.  Unless there is a miraculous 4th quarter comeback, Denver is going to have their hands full in the Super Bowl with their rather anemic offense against Carolina.


Yeah, that's not happening. Holy shite, 49 to 15??? Wow.  :o
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: MetalDog on January 24, 2016, 07:59:41 PM
Denver is just as good at stopping the run as they are at stopping the pass.  They won't give up 49 to Cam.  Having said that, Bison is right, that's a shite offense Peyton is running.  I expect this to be another NFC domination.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Bison on January 24, 2016, 08:36:00 PM
I stopped watching the game after Carolina scored on their first drive of the 3rd Quarter and played some Far Cry 3.  A much better use of my time.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Martok on January 25, 2016, 02:40:15 AM
Good grief, what happened to Arizona??  Did half the the players miss the plane trip or something? 

Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: bayonetbrant on January 25, 2016, 05:29:59 AM
(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpt1/v/t1.0-9/12642891_481702935365060_6071268053708032440_n.jpg?oh=add34160d8206ca388670c39549fd968&oe=5732782F)
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Martok on January 25, 2016, 07:33:09 AM
^  Yep! 

Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Steelgrave on January 25, 2016, 07:46:40 AM
Good grief, what happened to Arizona??  Did half the the players miss the plane trip or something?

The curse of Cincy QB's in big games continues. You can take the QB out of Cincy, but apparently you can't take the Cincy out of a QB  :P
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: BanzaiCat on January 25, 2016, 08:15:33 AM
(http://www.nflgateway.com/images/logos/teams/logoTexansSmall.jpg) Or Cleveland. (http://www.nflgateway.com/images/logos/teams/logoTexansSmall.jpg)
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Bison on January 25, 2016, 10:12:54 AM
Palmer is a good QB.  The entire team just fell apart last night and Palmer had a shitty game to be sure.

The Broncos better figure out how no let the Panthers run up the score early.  It's what they've done so far in both playoff games.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: airboy on January 25, 2016, 11:20:47 AM
I'm happy that Cam's team won.  Hope they win it all.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Bison on January 25, 2016, 11:23:12 AM
I always cheer for the underdog and frankly I'd like to see Peyton win one more and retire with some grace.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: OJsDad on January 25, 2016, 11:24:38 AM
Bison, do you really think if he wins that he'll retire.  I think he'll take it as a sign he's got a couple of more years in the tank.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: BanzaiCat on January 25, 2016, 11:25:08 AM
Watch the Texans try to sign him. Even old Peyton would be an upgrade and make most of the fans here far too excited to stand up.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: mirth on January 25, 2016, 11:25:22 AM
I always cheer for the underdog and frankly I'd like to see Peyton win one more and retire with some grace.

I'd be cool with that. I don't have any Manning hate.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Bison on January 25, 2016, 11:25:59 AM
I do.  I think he knows the hand writing is on the wall.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: mirth on January 25, 2016, 11:27:25 AM
I think he retires if he wins. Coming back would gain him nothing. He has to grasp that he physically can't get it done anymore. A second Super Bowl ring would be a gift.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: BanzaiCat on January 25, 2016, 02:56:24 PM
Either way, we're stuck with decades' more worth of Peyton Manning's mug in every advertisement, ever.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: mirth on January 25, 2016, 02:57:27 PM
Just wait until he gets an analyst or commentator gig.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: BanzaiCat on January 25, 2016, 03:27:30 PM
Just wait until he gets an analyst or commentator gig.

(https://toofatforabroomstick.files.wordpress.com/2015/02/asshole.jpg)

...but I say that with the utmost respect, mirth. :)
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: mirth on January 25, 2016, 03:42:06 PM
I am an exceptional asshole!
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: MetalDog on January 25, 2016, 05:18:50 PM
I have no Manning hate, I just hope he loses. 
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Steelgrave on January 25, 2016, 07:54:16 PM
I have no Manning hate, I just hope he loses.

h8r     8)
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: BanzaiCat on January 25, 2016, 07:59:45 PM
I can't stand ANY of the Manning boys. Peyton's smug face has haunted most Texans fans since he was beating their team like redheaded stepchildren.

It's time to turn out the lights; the party's over.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Bison on January 25, 2016, 08:28:16 PM
I can't stand ANY of the Manning boys. Peyton's smug face has haunted most Texans fans since he was beating their team like redheaded stepchildren.

I think your just projecting the shitty Texans teams onto Manning.  That's like Browns fans blaming Ben Roethlisberger for them sucking so badly.  Or the Cowboys blaming the football for Tony Romo's suckatude.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: BanzaiCat on January 26, 2016, 05:13:53 AM
No, I know the Texans suck no matter what.

I think part of it is the Texans not having had a QB worth a crap in their entire existence. Peyton is a leader and (arguably is/was) an athlete, I'll say that much for him. It's frustrating being a fan of a team whose management bungles the draft every damn year, though I know there's plenty of you out there that feel this exact same pain. QBs aren't exactly plentiful, unfortunately.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: bayonetbrant on January 26, 2016, 06:02:12 AM
David Carr wasn't a bad QB.  The problem is, it's tough to play QB from your back, and the offensive line was stocked with matadors for most of his time with the team.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: BanzaiCat on January 26, 2016, 09:06:33 AM
I think that poor kid was hosed from the moment that Tony Boselli was out. Until then, he was one of their best picks in the expansion draft. That guy was a monster and would have done well protecting Carr's blind side, but then again, one man can't play all the positions on the offensive line.

I agree, he might have been an awesome QB, but we'll never know. At least he had a sense of humor over the sacks.

Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: mirth on January 26, 2016, 09:09:11 AM
I can't stand ANY of the Manning boys. Peyton's smug face has haunted most Texans fans since he was beating their team like redheaded stepchildren.

To be fair to Peyton, a lot of QBs have done that to the Texans.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: BanzaiCat on January 26, 2016, 09:12:02 AM
To be fair to Peyton, a lot all of the QBs have done that to the Texans.

FTFY
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: mirth on January 26, 2016, 09:13:05 AM
To be fair to Peyton, a lot all of the QBs have done that to the Texans.

FTFY

Better.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: BanzaiCat on January 26, 2016, 09:14:53 AM
Carr's wife is/was hot, at least.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Bison on January 26, 2016, 09:24:28 AM
Maybe what needs to happen is the Texans bring in Johnny Manzel.  He's a winner and provides a lot of entertainment for the sports radio crowd.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: BanzaiCat on January 26, 2016, 09:26:42 AM
The number of people here for and against Manziel being drafted was pretty much split evenly, and they were pretty vociferous on both sides, too. Funny that it seemed split along the lines of A&M haters and A&M circle-jerkists.

I was hoping we wouldn't see Manziel here as he was a tremendous douchebag. If he's matured at all then that might not be a bad thing to happen. At the same time, though, dammit, we don't need ANOTHER Cleveland QB cast-off.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Bison on January 26, 2016, 11:16:30 AM
To be fair Hoyer had to be cast off from three previous teams before he was cast off by the Browns to Houston.  So it looks like Josh McCown is the next Cleveland quarterback due for a shot to guide the Texans to glory.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: BanzaiCat on January 26, 2016, 11:33:01 AM
So it looks like Josh McCown is the next Cleveland quarterback due for a shot to guide the Texans to glory gory.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Arctic Blast on January 26, 2016, 09:04:16 PM

I was hoping we wouldn't see Manziel here as he was a tremendous douchebag. If he's matured at all...

(http://images.uncyclomedia.co/uncyclopedia/en/thumb/5/57/Nelson_haha.jpg/240px-Nelson_haha.jpg)

He's too busy screwing up, apologizing for it, promising it will never happen again, then screwing up again a week later...he has no time for this 'maturing' of which you speak!

Seriously, dude's clearly a colossal idiot who has grown so used to getting away with everything that he'll never grow up.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: BanzaiCat on January 27, 2016, 09:08:29 AM
Seriously, dude's clearly a colossal idiot

Oh, absolutely. I meant IF he cleans is act up before O'Brian and the loser express of a management team in this franchise inevitably go knocking on the Browns' door again, hat in hands.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Marty Ward on January 27, 2016, 09:47:46 AM
Seriously, dude's clearly a colossal idiot

Oh, absolutely. I meant IF he cleans is act up before O'Brian and the loser express of a management team in this franchise inevitably go knocking on the Browns' door again, hat in hands.

They may have a screwed up ownership but they will never be the Browns. Even Houston can win occasionally with a Browns outcast.

The Browns are stuck in eternal suckdom.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Arctic Blast on January 27, 2016, 08:01:59 PM
I've come to the conclusion that the Browns are existing under a voodoo hex of some sort. It's the only possible explanation for how a team can continue to be that godawful for that long. Some unnatural force has damned them.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: BanzaiCat on January 28, 2016, 04:44:05 AM
Bring back Bernie Kosar!

Wait...nevermind. He didn't look well in that 30 for 30 Broke documentary I saw on Netflix...he was sweating rivers under the studio lights.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Marty Ward on January 28, 2016, 11:12:15 AM
I've come to the conclusion that the Browns are existing under a voodoo hex of some sort. It's the only possible explanation for how a team can continue to be that godawful for that long. Some unnatural force has damned them.

I think it is the uniforms!
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Bison on January 28, 2016, 11:27:40 AM
I maybe one of the only non-Browns fans who doesn't find the uniforms horrible.  Now Tampa Bay.  Those guys have had shittacular uniforms their entire existence.  Tangerine?  Who the hell decided that tangerine exuded the impression of manliness, or aggression, or threatening.  And the new uniforms aren't much better.  Horrible. 
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: BanzaiCat on January 28, 2016, 11:39:02 AM
Having a name like "Browns" in this day and age doesn't help much.

I looked up how the team got its name on Wiki, and it's interesting.

Quote
The name of the team was at first left up to Paul Brown, who rejected calls for it to be christened the Browns. The franchise and the Cleveland Plain Dealer then held a naming contest to publicize the team, promising a $1,000 war bond to the winner. In June 1945, a committee selected "Panthers" as the new team's name, named after a failed American Football League franchise in Cleveland which only lasted a single season in 1926. It is unclear whether "Panthers" was the highest vote-getter, or if it was second-highest behind "Browns", which was again rejected by Paul Brown. However, the owner of the failed AFL Panthers franchise, General C. X. Zimmerman, indicated that he owned the name "Cleveland Panthers", and would insist on compensation if it was used. At this point, Paul Brown bowed to popular sentiment and agreed to the "Browns" name.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: mirth on January 28, 2016, 11:42:06 AM
It's Cleveland. The Browns is the perfect name.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: BanzaiCat on January 28, 2016, 11:43:41 AM
It's Cleveland. The Browns is the perfect name.

Well, yeah, ever since the entire franchise shuffling crap they pulled. They were actually a decent team before that happened. I remember enjoying watching a Browns game and seeing fans throw dog biscuits at another team backed up into their own end zone.  ;D
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Marty Ward on January 28, 2016, 12:25:18 PM
It's Cleveland. The Browns is the perfect name.

Well, yeah, ever since the entire franchise shuffling crap they pulled. They were actually a decent team before that happened. I remember enjoying watching a Browns game and seeing fans throw dog biscuits at another team backed up into their own end zone.  ;D

You have an odd definition of decent. Here is their record from 1990 -1995

3-13
6-10
7-9
7-9
11-5
5-11

Of course that record doesn't look horrible compared to the second coming of the Browns, 2 winning seasons in 20 year!
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Bison on January 28, 2016, 12:27:23 PM
Hey there were over .500 in one of those seasons!
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: BanzaiCat on January 28, 2016, 12:32:48 PM
I was referring to their late 80s performances. 12-4 in 1986, 10-5 the next year, 10-6 the year after that. That was about it, though. I'm not defending their shittiness, just saying they did have a bright spot, and a relatively consistent one (at least as far as consistency applies to a handful of years).
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: MetalDog on January 28, 2016, 01:07:53 PM
I maybe one of the only non-Browns fans who doesn't find the uniforms horrible.  Now Tampa Bay.  Those guys have had shittacular uniforms their entire existence.  Tangerine?  Who the hell decided that tangerine exuded the impression of manliness, or aggression, or threatening.  And the new uniforms aren't much better.  Horrible.

Easy there big fella.  Otherwise, I'll ask Toonces to loan you his PT gear.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: OJsDad on January 28, 2016, 01:10:24 PM
Actually, you go back to their founding in '46, they were very successful until the '90's. 
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: bayonetbrant on January 28, 2016, 01:31:48 PM
During the 10 years Otto Graham was their starting QB, they played for the NFL title 10 times.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Bison on January 28, 2016, 06:42:48 PM
I maybe one of the only non-Browns fans who doesn't find the uniforms horrible.  Now Tampa Bay.  Those guys have had shittacular uniforms their entire existence.  Tangerine?  Who the hell decided that tangerine exuded the impression of manliness, or aggression, or threatening.  And the new uniforms aren't much better.  Horrible.

Easy there big fella.  Otherwise, I'll ask Toonces to loan you his PT gear.

Underwear and Uggs? I think I'd rather wear that over a tangerine Bucs uniform.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: MetalDog on January 28, 2016, 06:45:14 PM
Bucco Bruce is a manly man!!  You can tell from the thingy he has in his mouth.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Bison on January 28, 2016, 06:46:36 PM
Bucco Bruce is a manly man!!  You can tell from the thingy he has in his mouth.

A penis?
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: MetalDog on January 28, 2016, 06:49:38 PM
Is that a synonym for knife?
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Bison on January 28, 2016, 06:52:13 PM
No.  It means the male genitalia. 
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: MetalDog on January 28, 2016, 06:56:46 PM
Then no.  It's a knife he has in his teeth. 
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Bison on January 28, 2016, 07:03:38 PM
Whatever you choose to call a penis is none of my business.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: MetalDog on January 28, 2016, 07:23:24 PM
(http://i1355.photobucket.com/albums/q717/stophro/B4S_BuccoBruce01131_102684a_8col_zpsoter1pjn.jpg) (http://s1355.photobucket.com/user/stophro/media/B4S_BuccoBruce01131_102684a_8col_zpsoter1pjn.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Bison on January 28, 2016, 07:24:46 PM
(http://i1355.photobucket.com/albums/q717/stophro/B4S_BuccoBruce01131_102684a_8col_zpsoter1pjn.jpg) (http://s1355.photobucket.com/user/stophro/media/B4S_BuccoBruce01131_102684a_8col_zpsoter1pjn.jpg.html)

This is NOT helping your cause just so that you know.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: MetalDog on January 28, 2016, 07:27:11 PM
I can't make it anything other than what it is.  They're my team, so, I have to take the bad with the good.  Besides, I console myself with the fact that there's a Super Bowl trophy in Tampa.  How's that working out for the Vikes?
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Bison on January 28, 2016, 07:27:57 PM
I'm not sure.  I've been in a post-season coma since 1998.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: MetalDog on January 28, 2016, 07:29:35 PM
I won't wake you then.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Bison on January 28, 2016, 07:30:29 PM
It's for the best.  I blacked out with thoughts of murdering Gary Anderson.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: MetalDog on January 28, 2016, 07:31:36 PM
Or Blair Walsh.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Bison on January 28, 2016, 07:33:02 PM
Yeah I'm not sure who that is.  Bill Walsh's son or perhaps daughter?
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: MetalDog on January 28, 2016, 07:40:05 PM
He's your kicker who missed the field goal a couple weeks ago that would have allowed YOUR team instead of the Seahawks to be the next sacrifice to Scam Newton and the Kittykats.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Bison on January 28, 2016, 07:41:49 PM
Yeah not ringing a bell. 
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: MetalDog on January 28, 2016, 07:43:04 PM
Not splitting the uprights either.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Bison on January 28, 2016, 07:45:40 PM
Is that another sexual innuendo?
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: MetalDog on January 28, 2016, 07:46:55 PM
(http://i1355.photobucket.com/albums/q717/stophro/B4S_BuccoBruce01131_102684a_8col_zpsoter1pjn.jpg) (http://s1355.photobucket.com/user/stophro/media/B4S_BuccoBruce01131_102684a_8col_zpsoter1pjn.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Bison on January 28, 2016, 07:48:37 PM
You ever wonder at the coincidence that they made him with the colors of flames? 
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: MetalDog on January 28, 2016, 07:51:11 PM
You win.  I don't know how to reply to that.   :2funny:
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: BanzaiCat on January 29, 2016, 05:35:18 AM
The wink makes it gheyer10.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: bayonetbrant on February 04, 2016, 01:15:54 PM
(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/v/l/t1.0-9/21507_578142059007573_5682830168980862638_n.jpg?oh=f9a5a3c0545f574df1ebe6c07e506b0f&oe=576F6EB1)
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: BanzaiCat on February 04, 2016, 02:43:47 PM
$150 for three Vegas hookers? Is that Las Vegas, NM?

That sounds like missing-teeth-meth-head hooker levels of pricing for Las Vegas, NV hookers.  :buck2:
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: MetalDog on February 05, 2016, 05:29:13 PM
And you know this how?....
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: BanzaiCat on February 06, 2016, 06:45:38 AM
I've been to Las Vegas twice. I'm far, FAR too poor (and married) to partake in the sins of that city. But while there, you learn things via osmosis. The city is far too decadent to allow anyone passing through it to NOT learn a thing or two just by standing near it.

That, plus hooker trading cards that they give away practically on every street corner. I never picked any of them up (no, seriously, I did not, I really didn't want to explain that to the wife), though if I go back I might just for the hell of it and scan them for you depraved goons.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: MetalDog on February 06, 2016, 07:24:05 AM
Sounds interesting.  Do we know anyone we could send for 'research purposes?'
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: OJsDad on February 06, 2016, 07:49:35 AM
I would think Star already has a collection that he could share. 
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Martok on February 06, 2016, 01:19:57 PM
And you know this how?....

In fairness, I've never been to Vegas, and even I was thinking "bullshit" on three hookers being that cheap.  :P 

Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Bison on February 06, 2016, 06:18:32 PM
He didn't say the hookers had teeth or were women.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: mirth on February 06, 2016, 08:28:15 PM
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Bison on February 11, 2016, 12:33:13 PM
Apparently the words class and professionalism aren't part of Cam's vocabulary.  Should have attempted your own fumble loser, when your team still had a chance to win. 

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton admitted he's a "sore loser'' in defending how he handled himself with the media after Sunday's loss to Denver in Super Bowl 50.

http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/14745754/super-bowl-50-cam-newton-carolina-panthers-defends-walking-reporters
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: bayonetbrant on February 11, 2016, 01:30:09 PM
Should have attempted your own fumble loser

We'll talk about this one later.  He made a lot of shitty decisions in the game, but this one I think is actually defensible.  I'll explain over a beer one day.  Maybe at Origins?
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Bison on February 11, 2016, 01:51:48 PM
I'm hoping to make Origins, but I'd rather talk about how I'm a loser after a few board games.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: airboy on February 11, 2016, 03:34:25 PM
Wish the Panthers had won.

Looked like the Denver defense won the game.  The Denver defense was in the Panther backfield the entire game.  Panther receivers could not beat Denver in man-to-man coverage which speaks volumes about the quality of their receivers.

I hardly got to see any of the game - I spent 10 hours traveling that Sunday.
Title: Re: The 2015 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
Post by: Arctic Blast on February 14, 2016, 04:52:22 PM
Wish the Panthers had won.

Looked like the Denver defense won the game.  The Denver defense was in the Panther backfield the entire game.  Panther receivers could not beat Denver in man-to-man coverage which speaks volumes about the quality of their receivers.

I hardly got to see any of the game - I spent 10 hours traveling that Sunday.

Ted Ginn was their #1 receiver. TED GINN. In the year 2016.

For the record, I have no problem with Newton being glum in post-game interviews. He SHOULD be down after losing that game. What I have an issue with is the tantrums he was throwing on the field in the 4th quarter. Dude, have some dignity.