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Posted: Feb 10, 2014 - 8:33am


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Posted: Feb 5, 2014 - 11:50am

 Steve wrote:
Now what?
 


A Tucson, Ariz. Bronco's fan was SO sure his team would win the Super Bowl
that he got this "Bronco XLVIII Champs" tattoo BEFORE the Super Bowl
actually happened!
 
The bad news: They lost. By a lot.


 
This is easily corrected.

Change the "a" to a "u".
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Posted: Feb 5, 2014 - 9:26am

 Steve wrote:
Now what?
 


A Tucson, Ariz. Bronco's fan was SO sure his team would win the Super Bowl that he got this "Bronco XLVIII Champs" tattoo BEFORE the Super Bowl actually happened!
 
The bad news: They lost. By a lot.


 
{#Lol}
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Posted: Feb 5, 2014 - 9:15am

Now what?
 


A Tucson, Ariz. Bronco's fan was SO sure his team would win the Super Bowl that he got this "Bronco XLVIII Champs" tattoo BEFORE the Super Bowl actually happened!
 
The bad news: They lost. By a lot.

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Posted: Feb 4, 2014 - 8:14pm

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Posted: Feb 3, 2014 - 9:27pm

 Zep wrote:

Super Bowl XLVIII turned out to be the most watched TV program in (U.S.) history. Did you happen to see it live in Oz? What's the popularity of the sport of that particular game down your way? 

 
It might have been shown live on satellite, which I don't have.  In any case, I was at work - across the International Date Line it was on Monday morning.  I did check in on the internet updates.  People here will basically watch any sport - even 'grid-iron' and it was mentioned in the nightly news.  I honestly think Australian Rules Football is a better sport with more continuous play and a role for the fast agile small forwards as well as the big ruckmen.  

To give you an idea of the love of sports, we can watch on free tv, cricket (3 different forms), Aussie Rules, Rugby Union, Rugby league, road cycling, mountain biking, iron man surf competitions (usually swimming, surf ski, surf paddle board), women's basketball, womens netball, sometimes US football & baseball, swimming, surfing, and probably a few more.  They play baseball in my little suburb.  Nearly every little town has a swimming pool.

Oh yeah, for the Olympics there is a good chance they will show some actual sports, not just medal ceremonies and human interest stories. 
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Posted: Feb 3, 2014 - 7:17pm

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Then again, if you can make the other side's offence burn up the clock without scoring...
 
Super Bowl XLVIII turned out to be the most watched TV program in (U.S.) history. Did you happen to see it live in Oz? What's the popularity of the sport of that particular game down your way? 
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Posted: Feb 3, 2014 - 6:35pm

 steeler wrote:
Don't want to rain on Seattle's Super Bowl parade, or diminish the accomplishments of the Seahawk defense, which was stellar, but have to agree with this defense of the Steel Curtain dee-fence:

   

I'm throwing the bullshit flag on so many football reporters for calling the Seahawk victory the best defensive effort ever in the Super Bowl.

 

Here's the comparison to Super Bowl IX, Steelers - Vikings.

 

Total Plays:   Denver - 64, Minnesota - 47

Total Offense Yards:  Denver - 306, Minnesota - 119

Yards per Offensive Play:  Denver - 4.8, Minnesota - 2.5

Ave. Rushing Yards:  Denver - 1.9, Minnesota - 0.8

 

 



 
Then again, if you can make the other side's offence burn up the clock without scoring...
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Posted: Feb 3, 2014 - 4:56pm

 steeler wrote:
Don't want to rain on Seattle's Super Bowl parade, or diminish the accomplishments of the Seahawk defense, which was stellar, but have to agree with this defense of the Steel Curtain dee-fence:

   

I'm throwing the bullshit flag on so many football reporters for calling the Seahawk victory the best defensive effort ever in the Super Bowl.

 

Here's the comparison to Super Bowl IX, Steelers - Vikings.

 

Total Plays:   Denver - 64, Minnesota - 47

Total Offense Yards:  Denver - 306, Minnesota - 119

Yards per Offensive Play:  Denver - 4.8, Minnesota - 2.5

Ave. Rushing Yards:  Denver - 1.9, Minnesota - 0.8


I don't want to rain on your raining on our Parade, but that was almost 40 years ago.  There was a whole different dynamic to the game back then (They wore an onion on their belt for god sake). I'd say the changes to the game intended to make them higher scoring/more exciting in recent years makes the Seattle effort even more impressive.  

All morning yesterday all I heard was about the Broncos and the Manning legacy, and even during the game it seemed to be pretty lopsided in discussing the greatness of the Broncos vs. the luck of Seattle. At the end of the day I think they were pretty well vindicated, and it looks like the West coast is where the toughest teams came from this year.  I'm looking forward to the Seattle/ San Fran and Seattle/New Orleans games next year!
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Posted: Feb 3, 2014 - 2:43pm

 steeler wrote:
Don't want to rain on Seattle's Super Bowl parade, or diminish the accomplishments of the Seahawk defense, which was stellar, but have to agree with this defense of the Steel Curtain dee-fence:

   

I'm throwing the bullshit flag on so many football reporters for calling the Seahawk victory the best defensive effort ever in the Super Bowl.

 

Here's the comparison to Super Bowl IX, Steelers - Vikings.

 

Total Plays:   Denver - 64, Minnesota - 47

Total Offense Yards:  Denver - 306, Minnesota - 119

Yards per Offensive Play:  Denver - 4.8, Minnesota - 2.5

Ave. Rushing Yards:  Denver - 1.9, Minnesota - 0.8

 

 
Okay. What about Pittsburgh? {#Wink}
{#Whisper}Don't believe the hype...


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Posted: Feb 3, 2014 - 1:41pm

Don't want to rain on Seattle's Super Bowl parade, or diminish the accomplishments of the Seahawk defense, which was stellar, but have to agree with this defense of the Steel Curtain dee-fence:

   

I'm throwing the bullshit flag on so many football reporters for calling the Seahawk victory the best defensive effort ever in the Super Bowl.

 

Here's the comparison to Super Bowl IX, Steelers - Vikings.

 

Total Plays:   Denver - 64, Minnesota - 47

Total Offense Yards:  Denver - 306, Minnesota - 119

Yards per Offensive Play:  Denver - 4.8, Minnesota - 2.5

Ave. Rushing Yards:  Denver - 1.9, Minnesota - 0.8

 

 


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Posted: Feb 3, 2014 - 8:07am

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Manning looked like a rabbit in the headlights - but the Denver line which should at least have slowed the onrushing juggernaut had all the structural integrity of wet tissue paper... Terrible game, which I didn't make it to the end of.

And I still think the 49ers were robbed by poor officiating (that non-call on the running into the kicker was absolutely key).

 

Yep, the 9ers were no doubt the second best team in the league this year certainly at years end anyway.  IMO at years end the NFC had the top 4 teams; 1. Hawks 2. 9ers 3. Saints and 4. Panthers.  I think Denver was probably about the 5th best team in the league for most of the year and this showed itself in the Super Bowl.
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Posted: Feb 3, 2014 - 7:55am

 BlueHeronDruid wrote:
Thank heavens that shite is over for a while.

 
{#Yes}
{#Cheers}It is fun to live in the land of the super bowl champions though.{#Hug}Congrats.
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Posted: Feb 3, 2014 - 7:43am

Manning looked like a rabbit in the headlights - but the Denver line which should at least have slowed the onrushing juggernaut had all the structural integrity of wet tissue paper... Terrible game, which I didn't make it to the end of.

And I still think the 49ers were robbed by poor officiating (that non-call on the running into the kicker was absolutely key).
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Posted: Feb 3, 2014 - 7:39am

It's over folks, let's move along now...
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Posted: Feb 3, 2014 - 7:27am

It was a horrible game to watch (unless you were a Seattle fan).  Yes, the Seahawk defense is a stellar unit, and played like one.  However, the Broncos played poorly in all phases of the game, and some of that was not due to the play of the Seahawks.  The snap past Manning on the first play from scrimmage, resulting in a Seattle safety, was Exhibit A.  The poor tackling of the Broncos throughout the game was Exhibit B.   And then add that special teams breakdown on the Percy Harvin touchdown return to open the second half.  The middle of the field opened liked Moses had parted it.  That kind of gap should never happen. Denver special teams have been bad all year.   

 

They got to Manning. I did not think Seattle could bring that kind of pressure from the edge (Avril and Clemons). Should have known that if Seahawks could apply pressure on Kaepernick, against a very good San Fran O-line, they would be able to do it against Denver.  Manning was doing the happy feet shuffle, which never is a good sign.  He still completed a high percentage of his passes, but most of those were short slants or wide receiver screens.  The 2 interceptions were bad.  The first one was just a bad throw. The second one, he got hit, but I am not sure why he was trying to throw it over that lineman. 

 

The Broncos looked out of synch the entire game. A lot of credit to Seattle for that. On top of that, though, Denver just looked awful.  At points, it reminded me of the Bears annihilation of the Patriots in the 1980s.  That was the worst because some of the Patriots actually appeared frightened during that game. 

 

I feel a bit sorry for Manning.  The Seahawks were the better team, by far.


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Posted: Feb 3, 2014 - 7:16am

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But on the positive side,they get to smoke dope.{#Lol}
 
Yeah, but they should have waited until AFTER the game.
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Posted: Feb 3, 2014 - 6:16am

Wow, all the talk about Manning.{#Eek} Football is a team sport and the best team usually wins, certainly did yesterday.  Does anyone think that if Manning was the QB of the Seahawks that they would have lost?{#Rolleyes} Does this mean that Terry Bradshaw or even Troy Aikman is better than Dan Marino and Manning?  Does this mean that Tom Brady was great from 2001-2004 and has sucked for the past 10 years?
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Posted: Feb 3, 2014 - 2:02am

Thank heavens that shite is over for a while.
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