PDA

View Full Version : The NFL Random Thoughts Thread



LA Ute
11-25-2013, 07:47 AM
So the Seahawks have now had 7 players suspended since 2010 for PED use. And their coach and Executive VP since then has been Pete Carroll. Must be a coincidence.

SeattleUte
12-30-2013, 11:16 AM
The Packers upsetting Chicago and making the playoffs isnot good news for anyone else. Aaron Rodgers is the best and he's going to be loose and playing like there's no tomorrow. They feel like they went to hell and back and survived and have a new life. The Packers also have an aura. They won their last Super Bowl under similar conditions as now.

GarthUte
12-30-2013, 03:13 PM
I watched the Panthers/Saints game yesterday. Star Lotulelei is a beast. When he fine-tunes his skills for that level, he's going to be beyond tremendous.

Devildog
12-30-2013, 04:23 PM
The Packers upsetting Chicago and making the playoffs isnot good news for anyone else. Aaron Rodgers is the best and he's going to be loose and playing like there's no tomorrow. They feel like they went to hell and back and survived and have a new life. The Packers also have an aura. They won their last Super Bowl under similar conditions as now.

They lost their last Super Bowl to the Broncos... and if they meet there, they will again.

Mormon Red Death
12-30-2013, 05:43 PM
They lost their last Super Bowl to the Broncos... and if they meet there, they will again.

They won their last Super Bowl against the Steelers

Sent from my SGH-T999 using Tapatalk 2

Devildog
12-31-2013, 07:17 AM
They won their last Super Bowl against the Steelers


:Ashamed:

Obviously, you are correct... I should have said, the last (and only) Super Bowl they lost, was to the Broncos.

DrumNFeather
01-04-2014, 05:26 PM
KCs defense is falling apart.

Sent from my LG-E970 using Tapatalk 2

Mormon Red Death
01-04-2014, 05:53 PM
KCs defense is falling apart.

Sent from my LG-E970 using Tapatalk 2

Geez kc defense

Sent from my SGH-T999 using Tapatalk 2

Mormon Red Death
01-04-2014, 06:10 PM
I hope Andy Reid becomes the byu coach someday. Seriously what a dummy.

Sent from my SGH-T999 using Tapatalk 2

Mormon Red Death
01-04-2014, 06:13 PM
I hope Andy Reid becomes the byu coach someday. Seriously what a dummy.

Sent from my SGH-T999 using Tapatalk 2

How do you call a timeout right after the 2 minute warning?

Sent from my SGH-T999 using Tapatalk 2

DrumNFeather
01-11-2014, 05:44 PM
Seattle punches its ticket to the conference finals by making Brees and Payton look bad for the bulk of the game. Jimmy Graham, who was out jawing with Seahawks defenders in the pregame held to precisely zero catches before the drive after the onsides kick. Gotta back it up, Jimmy.

Sent from my LG-E970 using Tapatalk 2

SoCalPat
01-11-2014, 06:17 PM
My prediction: Patriots, Niners and Broncos win and cover easily.

Also: Has Peyton Manning ever been in a bigger must-win game in his life? And what does Denver do going forward if it loses?

DrumNFeather
01-11-2014, 07:10 PM
Sealver Silinga started for the Patriots tonight.

Sent from my LG-E970 using Tapatalk 2

Mormon Red Death
01-11-2014, 07:27 PM
If he passed the ball there wouldnt that move the ball back to the line of scrimmageas an incomplete pass?

How do the announcers not know that?

Sent from my SGH-M919 using Tapatalk 2

DrumNFeather
01-11-2014, 08:39 PM
If he passed the ball there wouldnt that move the ball back to the line of scrimmageas an incomplete pass?

How do the announcers not know that?

Sent from my SGH-M919 using Tapatalk 2

Dierdorf is retiring, he may have checked out already.

Sent from my LG-E970 using Tapatalk 2

DrumNFeather
01-12-2014, 11:50 AM
I love Steve Smith!

Sent from my LG-E970 using Tapatalk 2

DrumNFeather
01-19-2014, 01:40 PM
Championship Sunday, gonna be awesome!

Sent from my LG-E970 using Tapatalk 2

DrumNFeather
01-19-2014, 02:00 PM
Silinga vs. Beadles on the line.

Sent from my LG-E970 using Tapatalk 2

DrumNFeather
01-19-2014, 04:06 PM
Impressive and dominant performance by Denver.

Sent from my LG-E970 using Tapatalk 2

LA Ute
01-19-2014, 07:57 PM
That Sherman character is an idiot. Way to create a distraction after a great play and a great win.

Mormon Red Death
01-19-2014, 08:02 PM
"When you try me with a sorry receiver like Crabtree, that's the results you're going to get!" Lol!
Sent from my SGH-M919 using Tapatalk 2

Ma'ake
01-19-2014, 08:39 PM
Awesome meltdown by Richard Sherman. Wow. And he's got a Stanford degree? Sounds like a nice put-down chant to lay on the Cardinal, whenever they make a dumb play: "Richard Sherman! Richard Sherman!"


That reminded me of the "Quality Improvement" episode on The Office when Michael decides to get out in front of a major screwup, holds a press conference and calls the lone disgruntled customer a "biatch" in front of the press.


I'm going to guess that Stanford won't be using the Sherman footage in any fund raising videos.

Utah
01-19-2014, 09:29 PM
So, let me get this straight. A guy gets disrespected by his former coach and by another player he will be matched up against. He then goes out and proves the coach wrong and plays better than the other player. The other player has a chance to talk









trash all game long, but the disrespected player never gets a chance to get the last word in, which his play should allow him to do so.

That player gets the last word on national tv. He didn't swear. He didn't threaten anyone. He didn't say anything politically incorrect. All he did was get some stuff off his chest on tv.

Big deal.

You know what will happen from here on out?

Nothing. He will play the Broncos, and he may win or he may lose. Then he will have a long career, go to Pro Bowls, and maybe end up in the Hall of Fame. Then after he retires, he will do a football studio show on FOX or ESPN.

In 2.5 weeks, no one will even remember this happened.

"Classless (adj.) — term used by fans of losing football team to describe any actions by winning team, coach, fans, or cotton-candy vendors that convey happiness at the outcome of a game."

http://grantland.com/features/holly-ander son-college-football-grantland-dictionary/ (http://grantland.com/features/holly-anderson-college-football-grantland-dictionary/)

Utah
01-19-2014, 09:31 PM
Oh, and when Sherman continues to make big bucks off his mouth, Stanford will gladly accept his checks and show HS kids how great they can be as well, if they come to Stanford.

LA Ute
01-19-2014, 09:40 PM
"Classless (adj.) term used by fans of losing football team to describe any actions by winning team, coach, fans, or cotton-candy vendors that convey happiness at the outcome of a game."

http://grantland.com/features/holly-ander son-college-football-grantland-dictionary/ (http://grantland.com/features/holly-anderson-college-football-grantland-dictionary/)





You realize that definition fits Utah fan reaction to Max Hall's rant in 2009?

Utah
01-19-2014, 09:52 PM
You realize that definition fits Utah fan reaction to Max Hall's rant in 2009?

Yup. And had Utah won, Hall would have never had the platform to make those comments.

LA Ute
01-19-2014, 10:16 PM
Yup. And had Utah won, Hall would have never had the platform to make those comments.

I see what you're saying but there is a way to win with class. Neither Hall nor Sherman did that and I think they embarrassed themselves and their teams.

Ma'ake
01-20-2014, 09:37 AM
I see what you're saying but there is a way to win with class. Neither Hall nor Sherman did that and I think they embarrassed themselves and their teams.

Sherman was worked up into the type of psychological frenzy needed to play the game at the highest level. I'm sure much, much worse has been said on the field than the small glimpse he gave folks on national TV.


But Sherman embarassed his team, embarassed the NFL, certainly embarassed himself - though whether he'll ever recognize or admit that is a mystery, so far - and greatly expanded the population of Broncos fans, at least for the next game. (At least his crazy rant gave cover to the Seattle 12th man idiots who threw food at Navorro Bowman as he was being carted off the field.)


The lead up to the Super Bowl will probably include disproportionate coverage of Richard Sherman, which may be what he was intending, or maybe he just screwed up. Maybe he's trying to match his college coach, Harbaugh, in terms of offering a distraction to shield his teammates from the bright lights.


Having seen him go off in interviews before, I think he's cultivating a Muhammed Ali-type public persona as a means to draw attention to himself, and make himself perform at a higher level, but as a corner, he will inevitably get burned, and will now have enormous numbers of people who will be happy to make sure he knows he was defeated, at least for a play.


The ironic thing in all this is Sherman is very bright, and has a degree in Communications, from Stanford.


It will be interesting to see if he issues an apology, probably as much as anyone, to parents of young athletes everywhere. This would be a great opportunity to explain the level of intensity these guys work themselves into, and take some steps to make the lead up to the Super Bowl to be less about Richard Sherman and more about the Seattle Seahawks.

It's really up to him, at this point.

LA Ute
01-20-2014, 09:56 AM
"I've always found much greater insight into a person's character by how they win, not how they lose. #54F"


https://mobile.twitter.com/johnondrasik/status/425303269728980992?screen_name=johnondrasik

Ma'ake
01-20-2014, 10:34 AM
I hate to say this, but Sherman is going to provoke a lot of people to say something like "you can take the guy out of Compton, but you can't take Compton out of the guy."


My mom went to Compton College, and Lynwood HS - back in the day, granted - and we've seen plenty of student-athletes at Utah originate from Compton, or south-central LA, but I'm now starting to think it's a mistake for people to point out that Sherman made it out of Compton, went to Stanford and made the NFL.


Unless he goes on a PSA tour telling kids it's OK to be intense about sports, but he made a mistake in humiliating his opponent, I think this guy has become a serious PR headache for the league.


Because of this crazed idiot persona Sherman has cultivated and uses to motivate himself, I'm not sure he is the best role-model for kids in Compton - or anywhere else - to emulate.

Ma'ake
01-20-2014, 10:52 AM
Sherman responded, articulately:
http://mmqb.si.com/2014/01/20/richard-sherman-interview-michael-crabtree/?eref=sihp

(http://mmqb.si.com/2014/01/20/richard-sherman-interview-michael-crabtree/?eref=sihp)

I simply don't believe the "good game, good game" gesture he gave to Crabtree was genuine, especially considering the history those two apparently have, but then - interestingly - he expresses regret at the way some Seahawks fans treated Navorro Bowman as he was being carted off the field after that knee injury.


Well, Richard, your actions and words don't exactly *discourage* that kind of behavior by Seattle fans, now do they? You need to own what you said, and live with the consequences. If you find yourself with a torn up knee, being carted off, and people are throwing food at you... think about how you may have contributed to the reaction you get.

Devildog
01-20-2014, 12:28 PM
Ma'ake you're a smart guy.

I think you are all fired up about a little shit talking and bravado by a really young and cocky cornerback with too much confidence.

This is the NFL we are talking about. This little dustup doesn't even compare to dozens of other examples. Think about Michael Irvin's career for just one example... and now he gets paid big money to weigh in with his opinions before, during, and after games.

USS Utah
01-20-2014, 01:01 PM
I feel like I must be missing something. I saw the post game interview, I thought, "Wow, that guy's a little bit exercised." And then I forgot about it -- until I got online and saw the furor the "incident" supposedly caused. Sorry, I don't get it.

Oh, and btw, Max Hall's rant was not on the sideline, immediately after the game, or in the heat of the moment. There was no adreneline running through Hall's veins as he sat at that podium and calmly stated why he hated everything and everyone associated with the University of Utah. So spare me the false equivalence.

LA Ute
01-20-2014, 01:05 PM
I think DevilDog is right - there are plenty of Shermans in pro sports. Some like that type of bravado, and I'll admit it can be kind of fun to watch. It's just not my cup of tea, and IMO it's a shame that after a day of great performances all everyone is talking about is this guy's crappy sportsmanship. Yes, he made a great play, which is what everyone would have remembered and what will be on all the highlight reels. Then his butt-slapping, hands/throat choke sign, and taunting put a bad taste in many peoples' mouths. Those things were worse than his interview, since we could hardly understand what he was saying anyway. His team had just won the NFC championship, and he made it all about him.

U-Ute
01-27-2014, 03:06 PM
More NFL: A Bad Lip Reading


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRqKYXcL-2U