RSS iconTwitter iconFacebook icon

The Trek BBS title image

The Trek BBS statistics

Threads: 144,513
Posts: 5,676,224
Members: 25,623
Currently online: 532
Newest member: LordJuss

TrekToday headlines

Trek-Themed Roku Home Screen
By: T'Bonz on Apr 20

July Star Trek Comics
By: T'Bonz on Apr 20

Star Trek Vegas Convention Sweepstakes
By: T'Bonz on Apr 20

Retro Review: Parallax
By: Michelle on Apr 17

New ThinkGeek Trek Shirts
By: T'Bonz on Apr 17

Star Trek Online Adds Voyager Actor
By: T'Bonz on Apr 17

Project Enterprise Campaign Debuts
By: T'Bonz on Apr 16

Star Trek Live In Concert Update
By: T'Bonz on Apr 16

Crofoot: Angel One And The Offspring
By: T'Bonz on Apr 15

Inner Light Screenwriter Brooklyn Appearances
By: T'Bonz on Apr 15


Welcome! The Trek BBS is the number one place to chat about Star Trek with like-minded fans. Please login to see our full range of forums as well as the ability to send and receive private messages, track your favourite topics and of course join in the discussions.

If you are a new visitor, join us for free. If you are an existing member please login below. Note: for members who joined under our old messageboard system, please login with your display name not your login name.


Go Back   The Trek BBS > Entertainment & Interests > Sports and Fitness

Sports and Fitness It's football, not soccer.

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools
Old December 16 2013, 01:45 AM   #526
1001001
Let the Good Times Roll!!
 
1001001's Avatar
 
Location: People's Gaypublic of Drugafornia
Re: NFL Discussion - 2013 Season

Who Dat?

The Rams, that's who!

__________________
“There is a cult of ignorance in the United States...The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge'.” - Isaac Asimov
1001001 is offline  
Old December 16 2013, 02:24 AM   #527
Caligula
Vice Admiral
 
Caligula's Avatar
 
Location: Knoxville, TN USA
Re: NFL Discussion - 2013 Season

Wow, and I thought Dallas's defense was bad before! What a comeback by the Packers!
Caligula is offline  
Old December 16 2013, 03:09 AM   #528
Use of Time
Commodore
 
Use of Time's Avatar
 
Location: Va. Beach, VA
Re: NFL Discussion - 2013 Season

While Romo will undoubtedly catch the blame for the pick my first complaint is the playcalling in the second half which effectively removed Demarco Murray from the game. Murray was averaging 7 1/2 yards a carry in the game. The defense also gave up five consecutive TD's on GB possessions. The pick wasn't really on Romo as Beasley stopped running on his rout letting the ball go unchallenged to the GB corner. Either way my patience with this team has hit a brick wall.
__________________
Searching for something, a million miles and a ways to go.
Use of Time is offline  
Old December 16 2013, 03:22 AM   #529
Caligula
Vice Admiral
 
Caligula's Avatar
 
Location: Knoxville, TN USA
Re: NFL Discussion - 2013 Season

When was the last time a punter had to go to the locker room due to a "dental injury"?
Caligula is offline  
Old December 16 2013, 03:58 AM   #530
Timby
GIVE ME YOUR FACE
 
Timby's Avatar
 
Re: NFL Discussion - 2013 Season

Caligula wrote: View Post
When was the last time a punter had to go to the locker room due to a "dental injury"?


It was a broken jaw.
Timby is offline  
Old December 16 2013, 04:15 AM   #531
Use of Time
Commodore
 
Use of Time's Avatar
 
Location: Va. Beach, VA
Re: NFL Discussion - 2013 Season

Well that'll do it.
__________________
Searching for something, a million miles and a ways to go.
Use of Time is offline  
Old December 16 2013, 05:40 AM   #532
chrisspringob
Commodore
 
Location: North Ryde, NSW
Re: NFL Discussion - 2013 Season

chrisspringob wrote: View Post
The NFL flexed the Chicago@Philly game into Sunday night for Week 16.

There's actually at least one scenario (pending the outcome of the other Week 15 and Week 16 games) by which it's already decided going into that game that the game is meaningless from a playoff perspective for Philly*, that they're out of wildcard contention, and that their only path into the playoffs is beating Dallas in Week 17 to win the NFC East.

So the NFL's move to put that game in primetime could potentially blow up in their face, if Philly is playing for nothing, and plays conservative with its starters to protect them from injury, looking ahead to the actually meaningful game against Dallas the following week.

I actually can't remember any previous years in which a team played a meaningless game in Week 16, before a meaningful game in Week 17, but I'm sure it's happened.

* This assumes that they don't care much whether they're the #3 or #4 seed…..which most teams don't seem to care much about, and which usually doesn't affect how many home games you have, though I guess the 2006 AFC playoffs would be one exception.
Looks like there's a very good chance of this scenario coming to pass. If Dallas wins its game against Washington next Sunday afternoon, then Philly will go into the Sunday night game against Chicago knowing that whether or not they win will have no bearing on whether they make the playoffs, since their only path into the playoffs is to win the East, which they could then only do by beating Dallas in the season finale.

So all they'd be playing for against Chicago is the possibility of being the #3 seed rather than the #4 seed, which might not even be much of a bonus depending on who their wild card opponents might be. In that case, there won't be much incentive for Philly to go all out in a game that doesn't mean very much for them. Kelly presumably won't hesitate to pull the starters if the game starts to get lopsided.
chrisspringob is offline  
Old December 16 2013, 06:59 AM   #533
tighr
Commodore
 
tighr's Avatar
 
Location: California
Re: NFL Discussion - 2013 Season

Great. I was in the playoffs in two of my three fantasy football leagues this season, and it looks like I'm knocked out of both.

In the first league, which I won last year, I'm going up against Jamaal Charles. He put up 62 pts. My stud? Jimmy Graham, who put up 4 pts. I'm currently down by about 60 with two players left, but seriously doubt they'll come anywhere close to 60 combined. Monster games (by rational standards) from Garcon and Deshaun Jackson nullified by Alex Smith's 5 TD "bombs" to Charles.

In the second league, I was in first place all season until I had a late season slide due to some injuries, but still limped into the playoffs in 2nd place with a first round bye. Injuries to Adrian Peterson and a poor fantasy effort by almost every member of my team, including Peyton Manning, leave me going into tomorrow's game down 23 with only Reggie Bush left. Reggie might not even play, and if he does he's doubtful to get 23 pts.

So, yay, all I needed to do was make the Super Bowl in ONE of these three leagues to make back my buy-in (don't even have to win it), and now I'm walking away from the season with zero.
__________________
~Tighr™: Not helping the situation since 1983
tighr is offline  
Old December 16 2013, 07:14 AM   #534
archeryguy1701
Rear Admiral
 
archeryguy1701's Avatar
 
Location: Cheyenne, WY
Send a message via Yahoo to archeryguy1701
Re: NFL Discussion - 2013 Season

Lots of teams with opportunities this weekend, with nobody in the AFC really taking advantage. Denver falling opened the door for New England to take the first seed. They ended up falling to Miami. NE falling then opened the door for Cincinnati to move up to the second seed. They ended up blowing that opportunity as well. The only AFC team to really do themselves any favors this weekend was the Dolphins, and they're still waiting on Baltimore's results to see if their efforts did them any good.
__________________
"If it weren't for stupid, difficult races, there'd simply be no point to living."

Sometimes you just gotta roll the hard six- Bill Adama
archeryguy1701 is offline  
Old December 16 2013, 01:09 PM   #535
Ar-Pharazon
Rear Admiral
 
Ar-Pharazon's Avatar
 
Re: NFL Discussion - 2013 Season

Timby wrote: View Post
Caligula wrote: View Post
When was the last time a punter had to go to the locker room due to a "dental injury"?


It was a broken jaw.
Lead with his helmet much?
__________________
Rimmer, on what period of history to live in-
“Well, It’d be the 19th century for me, one of Napoleon’s marshals.
The chance to march across Europe with the greatest general of all time and kill Belgians” - (White Hole).
Ar-Pharazon is offline  
Old December 16 2013, 01:43 PM   #536
Green Shirt
Rear Admiral
 
Green Shirt's Avatar
 
Location: More than slightly off center
Re: NFL Discussion - 2013 Season

Ar-Pharazon wrote: View Post
Timby wrote: View Post
Caligula wrote: View Post
When was the last time a punter had to go to the locker room due to a "dental injury"?


It was a broken jaw.
Lead with his helmet much?
You almost have to against those tough guy punters. Jeez, he almost knocked his man purse off.
__________________
Its not easy being green.
Green Shirt is offline  
Old December 16 2013, 01:44 PM   #537
Marten
Captain
 
Location: Southern Sweden
Re: NFL Discussion - 2013 Season

chrisspringob wrote: View Post
chrisspringob wrote: View Post
The NFL flexed the Chicago@Philly game into Sunday night for Week 16.

There's actually at least one scenario (pending the outcome of the other Week 15 and Week 16 games) by which it's already decided going into that game that the game is meaningless from a playoff perspective for Philly*, that they're out of wildcard contention, and that their only path into the playoffs is beating Dallas in Week 17 to win the NFC East.

So the NFL's move to put that game in primetime could potentially blow up in their face, if Philly is playing for nothing, and plays conservative with its starters to protect them from injury, looking ahead to the actually meaningful game against Dallas the following week.

I actually can't remember any previous years in which a team played a meaningless game in Week 16, before a meaningful game in Week 17, but I'm sure it's happened.

* This assumes that they don't care much whether they're the #3 or #4 seed…..which most teams don't seem to care much about, and which usually doesn't affect how many home games you have, though I guess the 2006 AFC playoffs would be one exception.
Looks like there's a very good chance of this scenario coming to pass. If Dallas wins its game against Washington next Sunday afternoon, then Philly will go into the Sunday night game against Chicago knowing that whether or not they win will have no bearing on whether they make the playoffs, since their only path into the playoffs is to win the East, which they could then only do by beating Dallas in the season finale.

So all they'd be playing for against Chicago is the possibility of being the #3 seed rather than the #4 seed, which might not even be much of a bonus depending on who their wild card opponents might be. In that case, there won't be much incentive for Philly to go all out in a game that doesn't mean very much for them. Kelly presumably won't hesitate to pull the starters if the game starts to get lopsided.
Is it to late for them to flex in another game? Either way, there are games that are more important for the playoffs than the Lions-Bears bearth.
Marten is offline  
Old December 16 2013, 03:53 PM   #538
archeryguy1701
Rear Admiral
 
archeryguy1701's Avatar
 
Location: Cheyenne, WY
Send a message via Yahoo to archeryguy1701
Re: NFL Discussion - 2013 Season

^I don't think they can flex a matchup into a SNF game and then flex it right back out. If nothing else, it would put the networks in a bind because it could potentially cock up their schedules and their broadcasting crews.
__________________
"If it weren't for stupid, difficult races, there'd simply be no point to living."

Sometimes you just gotta roll the hard six- Bill Adama
archeryguy1701 is offline  
Old December 16 2013, 04:50 PM   #539
Captain Mike
Commodore
 
Captain Mike's Avatar
 
Location: Warren, Pa.
Re: NFL Discussion - 2013 Season

[QUOTE=Ar-Pharazon;9020392]
Timby wrote: View Post
Caligula wrote: View Post
When was the last time a punter had to go to the locker room due to a "dental injury"?


It was a broken jaw.
Led with his shoulder...BIG difference. It was a legal hit.
__________________
["Sweet Home Alabama" plays in background]
Define irony. Bunch of idiots dancing on a plane to a song made famous by a band that died in a plane crash. ~~~~Garland Greene- "Con Air"
Captain Mike is offline  
Old December 16 2013, 05:08 PM   #540
Alidar Jarok
Everything in moderation but moderation
 
Alidar Jarok's Avatar
 
Location: Norfolk, VA
Re: NFL Discussion - 2013 Season

Well, it was a legal hit because it wasn't a defenseless receiver, but he didn't lead with his shoulder. He came pretty much head on, um, with his head.
__________________
When on Romulus, Do as the Romulans
Alidar Jarok is offline  
Closed Thread

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 04:22 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
FireFox 2+ or Internet Explorer 7+ highly recommended.