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Roy Tucker
01-30-2012, 06:31 PM
talk amongst yourselves...

ervinsm84
01-30-2012, 06:39 PM
Tom Brady response to Plax prediction of Giants winning - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OqErnhihQFQ&feature=related)

izzy's dad
01-30-2012, 06:58 PM
I am convinced that Tom Brady sold his soul to the devil. Good looking, rich, hall of fame quarterback, married to a super model... the exact opposite of my life. That said I am kinda looking forward to this years Super Bowl, probably because Pittsburgh isn't a participant.

Stray
01-31-2012, 11:06 AM
I'm an Eli believer. Somehow someway I think he's going to find a way to win the game.

Giants - 31
Patriots - 27

RBA
01-31-2012, 12:05 PM
Go Raiders.

bucksfan2
01-31-2012, 12:27 PM
The Giants are quickly becoming the greatest 9-7 football team of all time. Give me the Patriots by more than one score.

NJReds
01-31-2012, 12:52 PM
Giants match up extremely well with the Patriots. Especially considering Gronkowski will be limited. Playing in a dome accentuates the speed advantage at receiver and their speed rushers on the d-line. There's always the chance the Belichick comes up with something different to take the Giants by surprise ... or just tapes their walkthrough and steals their plays ... but I doubt it.

Giants 34, Patriots 24.

remdog
01-31-2012, 06:05 PM
A bit off topic but...the car commercials for the Super Bowl have been released if you want to see them early. The Camaro ad had me laughing outloud.

http://www.insideline.com/features/2012-super-bowl-commercials-for-cars.html

Rem

blumj
01-31-2012, 07:41 PM
Marvin Lewis is on the Coaches Show on NFLN right now, maybe the first SB discussion show I've seen so far that isn't junk.

texasdave
01-31-2012, 10:31 PM
Patriots have no chance at all since they are my pick.

dougdirt
02-01-2012, 07:16 AM
Dave, I will counteract you by picking the Giants. My playoff picks seem to be 0'fer.

TeamSelig
02-01-2012, 12:13 PM
I can't stand Belicheat and the Patriots so I will be rooting for the Giants. But... if someone held a gun to my head and forced me to bet my money on a team... I'd probably bet on the Patriots to win, even though I think the Giants match up well against them.

cumberlandreds
02-01-2012, 12:28 PM
I've picked the Giants in every game so far. I see no reason to change now. Giants will win it in a good, close game, 31-28.

Slyder
02-01-2012, 02:05 PM
Patriots d can't stop a nose bleed, if only they played someone with an NFL offense.

Giants 40
Patriots 24

blumj
02-01-2012, 02:53 PM
I think whoever's pick loses between dougdirt and texasdave should have to put on a Cards avatar for the whole baseball season.

SultanOfSwing
02-01-2012, 09:43 PM
http://www.weei.com/sports/boston/football/patriots/jerry-thornton/2012/02/01/abandon-all-hope-ye-patriots-fans

Great article that helps sum up my feelings about this game.

Also, has anyone noticed how jovial Belichick has been? Does he know something we don't?

SultanOfSwing
02-01-2012, 09:45 PM
The Giants are quickly becoming the greatest 9-7 football team of all time. Give me the Patriots by more than one score.

Yep.

Stray
02-01-2012, 09:48 PM
The Packers last year had a pretty rough regular season, by getting hot and playing their way in they rode the momentum all the way. The fact that the Giants can pressure with 4, have already beaten the Patriots this year, and just have that feel of the team that is meant to win, I'm pretty confident in them winning the game.

I won't be upset either way, I have things I dislike about both teams. If the Patriots win I'll be happy for Ochocinco (if they win I at least hope he's active and gets in the game for maybe one catch), and if the Giants win I'm happy because screw the Patriots.

15fan
02-01-2012, 11:59 PM
I'm so glad that the world gets another 2 weeks of Boston vs. New York headlines.

We just don't get enough of that the other 50 weeks of the year.

Especially us sports fans.

Roy Tucker
02-03-2012, 02:17 PM
I had a gestalt last night that the Giants are going to roll over the Patriots and its not even going to be close.

DGullett35
02-03-2012, 07:59 PM
Pats 31, Giants 27. Brady with a 4th quarter comeback drive. I can just see it. After he wins his 4th ring he may be considered the greatest ever. By the way, whos better Montana, Bradshaw, or Brady? (considering he gets that 4th ring)

BuckeyeRed27
02-03-2012, 08:31 PM
I'm going with Patriots 27 Giants 24 or Giants 35 Patriots 10.

SultanOfSwing
02-04-2012, 01:37 AM
I'm going with Patriots 27 Giants 24 or Giants 35 Patriots 10.

Hmm... The only team I can see winning in a blowout is NE. If the Giants win, I think it has to be close.

Eric_the_Red
02-04-2012, 08:50 AM
By the way, whos better Montana, Bradshaw, or Brady? (considering he gets that 4th ring)

Or Unitas, Marino, Manning...?

Rings are not the way to crown the best ever QB. Imagine a Super Bowl where it is tied 10-10 late in the 4th quarter. Team A is driving, but Team B intercepts the ball and returns it for a TD. Team B wins the game 17-10. Why is the QB of Team B given a "greatness boost" for something he had no control over? It's silliness.

Using the championship ring logic, Robert Horry is the greatest basketball player of all time.

Razor Shines
02-04-2012, 01:26 PM
Or Unitas, Marino, Manning...?

Rings are not the way to crown the best ever QB. Imagine a Super Bowl where it is tied 10-10 late in the 4th quarter. Team A is driving, but Team B intercepts the ball and returns it for a TD. Team B wins the game 17-10. Why is the QB of Team B given a "greatness boost" for something he had no control over? It's silliness.

Using the championship ring logic, Robert Horry is the greatest basketball player of all time.

You're saying Big Shot Bob isn't the greatest of all time?


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RedsBaron
02-04-2012, 03:00 PM
Pats 31, Giants 27. Brady with a 4th quarter comeback drive. I can just see it. After he wins his 4th ring he may be considered the greatest ever. By the way, whos better Montana, Bradshaw, or Brady? (considering he gets that 4th ring)

They are all chasing Bart Starr for most NFL championships. His Packers won five and it isn't his fault there was no Super Bowl at the time of their '61, '62 and '65 titles.

RedsBaron
02-04-2012, 03:03 PM
Last year I won our office pool with a prediction of Green Bay 31, Steelers 27, the closest I have ever come to nailing a prediction. I'll never be that lucky again, and, truth be told, I might have picked the Steelers but for the fact I hate them.
I don't like New England either, and based on not much more than that this year I predicted Giants 30, Patriots 17.

IslandRed
02-05-2012, 02:33 AM
This is one of those don't-really-like-either-team years, but I figure I'll end up rooting for the Giants. (As always, the first thing I root for is a game worth watching until the end.) If I had to bet, I'd probably bet on the Patriots while holding my nose. People keep pointing to the Giants' pass rush as the key, and it could be. On the other hand, it's such an obvious key that I figure the Patriots will do what it takes to get them blocked, especially with an extra week to figure out how. And if Brady has some time, the Giants' back seven is nothing special in pass coverage. Not that I would be shocked to see the Giants win either, the Patriots obviously have defensive issues as well.

dabvu2498
02-05-2012, 07:54 AM
The Giants put a major hex on themselves:

http://espn.go.com/new-york/nfl/story/_/id/7540827/2012-super-bowl-new-york-giants-website-announces-team-sb-champs

blumj
02-05-2012, 09:05 AM
Good, the Pats really needed something to even up the SI cover jinx.

Tom Servo
02-05-2012, 04:14 PM
You guys watching this game? Fumble is a beast.

Spitball
02-05-2012, 06:35 PM
http://www.weei.com/sports/boston/football/patriots/jerry-thornton/2012/02/01/abandon-all-hope-ye-patriots-fans

Great article that helps sum up my feelings about this game.


I agree! Thanks for the link.

CTA513
02-05-2012, 07:30 PM
Papa Johns reward members get a free pizza and pop since the coin toss was heads.

https://twitter.com/#!/PapaJohns/status/166302038475554816

HeatherC1212
02-05-2012, 07:38 PM
I'm watching the game at least until halftime but I have some DVDs handy just in case watching NY vs Boston gets to be as annoying as Yankees vs. Red Sox during baseball season. Hoping for some fun commercials and a great halftime show by Madonna. :thumbup:

Anyone else catch the Puppy Bowl?! OMG, that is always adorable. The Kitty Halftime Show was extra cute this year too. :D

kaldaniels
02-05-2012, 07:45 PM
Dunce move by Brady. A great QB but a dunce move nonetheless.

mth123
02-05-2012, 07:47 PM
Giants controlling the line.

NJReds
02-05-2012, 07:52 PM
Looking like a blowout early.

kaldaniels
02-05-2012, 07:54 PM
Looking like a blowout early.

Giants look great but let's see NE on a real drive.

blumj
02-05-2012, 08:54 PM
Pats having a hideous 1st quarter isn't unusual for them this season.

NJReds
02-05-2012, 09:04 PM
Pats recovered well. That holding penalty on the Giants was huge. Ended a drive that looked destined for points. NE took full advantage.

blumj
02-05-2012, 10:07 PM
I've never seen a team get away with so much fumbling, they always recover.

RedsBaron
02-05-2012, 10:21 PM
Horrible non-call. That is the second time in this game that an obvious pass interference on the Patriots was not called. Just horrible and inexcusable. :thumbdown:

MWM
02-05-2012, 10:36 PM
This game has been a major snooze fest.

kaldaniels
02-05-2012, 10:39 PM
Of all the coaches in the league, BB just may be the one that lets the Giants walk it in the next play.

kaldaniels
02-05-2012, 10:42 PM
Of all the coaches in the league, BB just may be the one that lets the Giants walk it in the next play.

And he should have done it.

NJReds
02-05-2012, 10:42 PM
Pats are crazy ... They have to let the giants score. They could have had 1:30 and 2 timeouts to come back.

HeatherC1212
02-05-2012, 10:42 PM
I'm ready for The Voice to start anytime. :p

NJReds
02-05-2012, 10:46 PM
Eli is amazing. There's no QB that I'd rather have in a 4th quarter situation like that.

kaldaniels
02-05-2012, 10:48 PM
The booth making BB out to be a genius but they should have let NY score first play after 2 minute warning.

kaldaniels
02-05-2012, 10:49 PM
Nm

HeatherC1212
02-05-2012, 10:49 PM
Wow, these last few minutes have been more intense than the entire rest of the game, LOL :laugh:

MWM
02-05-2012, 10:51 PM
I was wondering why they weren't letting the Giants score like 30 seconds before they finally did.

HeatherC1212
02-05-2012, 10:55 PM
Congrats to the Giants on their Super Bowl win. :)

Stray
02-05-2012, 10:56 PM
That was a great game.

CTA513
02-05-2012, 11:07 PM
#85 went from being the Bengals #1 WR to being Mr. Invisible for the Patriots.

traderumor
02-05-2012, 11:30 PM
#85 went from being the Bengals #1 WR to being Mr. Invisible for the Patriots.At least that was intentional for the Patriots. He was Mr. Invisible too often for the Bengals when he was supposed to be their #1 receiver ;)

blumj
02-05-2012, 11:54 PM
At least that was intentional for the Patriots. He was Mr. Invisible too often for the Bengals when he was supposed to be their #1 receiver ;)
I'm pretty sure they were expecting something from him or they wouldn't have signed him. Was the Bengals offense really simple or something? Because it seemed like he never figured out what he was supposed to do.

powersackers
02-06-2012, 12:35 AM
The Pats coach didn't do post game interviews. What a jerk. Also he did this the night before the game.

http://espn.go.com/boston/nfl/story/_/id/7541297/2012-super-bowl-new-england-patriots-cut-tiquan-underwood-eve-super-bowl

There is no such thing as loyalty in sports, it's a shame.

kaldaniels
02-06-2012, 12:51 AM
The Pats coach didn't do post game interviews. What a jerk. Also he did this the night before the game.

http://espn.go.com/boston/nfl/story/_/id/7541297/2012-super-bowl-new-england-patriots-cut-tiquan-underwood-eve-super-bowl

There is no such thing as loyalty in sports, it's a shame.

Let me know when he wins a Superbowl post-Spygate. :lol:

MikeThierry
02-06-2012, 01:00 AM
Let me know when he wins a Superbowl post-Spygate. :lol:

I'm still angry at them for screwing my team out of a superbowl in 2001. I couldn't be more happier for the Giants.

Slyder
02-06-2012, 01:05 AM
I'm still angry at them for screwing my team out of a superbowl in 2001. I couldn't be more happier for the Giants.

Guessing by your baseball allegiance you are a Rams fan. Welcome to the club. I've long called the Patriots the greatest house of cards in the NFL. Without the bull crap (ESPN & Walt Coleman) they'd still be a laughing stock of a franchise that they are.

MikeThierry
02-06-2012, 01:07 PM
Guessing by your baseball allegiance you are a Rams fan. Welcome to the club. I've long called the Patriots the greatest house of cards in the NFL. Without the bull crap (ESPN & Walt Coleman) they'd still be a laughing stock of a franchise that they are.

Yeah, I have been a fan of the Rams since moving to St. Louis, though I was still a big Chiefs fan for a long time.

marcshoe
02-06-2012, 01:51 PM
I became a Rams fan in my early teens (in the seventies) mostly for inane reasons that I've mostly forgotten, but I've never had anything like as strong an attachment to them as I have to the Reds. I hate to say it on this board, but for the last decade plus, ever since I attended a game in Pitlsburgh, I've rooted for the Steelers as much as I have the Rams.

I will say, though, that Spygate left a bad taste in my mouth. Before that, I respected the Patriots, but ever since I root against them every chance I get. It was good to see the Giants win last night and see a Marshall alum (hey, I root for WVU but my master's came from Marshall) accidentally score the winning touchdown.

WVRed
02-06-2012, 07:30 PM
The Patriots are a mirage of their former selves. They have a very young defense with no running game to speak of. Everything in the offense is geared around Tom Brady, two TE's, and a questionable supporting cast. That being said, they are the best the AFC had to offer.

The Ravens have more balance than the Patriots, but Joe Flacco has been pretty inconsistent and the defense is aging rapidly. The Steelers are aging as well on defense but need to return to their identity of being a run first team. I don't see hiring Todd Haley accomplishing that. Cincinnati is a wildcard with a bright future but you have to ask if Mike Brown will screw it up.

The AFC West is abysmal to even mention any teams. Houston is an elite QB away from being a real contender in the AFC although I look for the future of that division to run through Andrew Luck and the Colts.

If you would have told me three years ago before the Colts played the Saints in the Super Bowl that the NFC was the superior league I would have laughed you off of this thread. It is pretty telling though that a NFC WC team the past two years has knocked off a heavily favored team from the AFC.

RedsBaron
02-06-2012, 07:53 PM
If you would have told me three years ago before the Colts played the Saints in the Super Bowl that the NFC was the superior league I would have laughed you off of this thread. It is pretty telling though that a NFC WC team the past two years has knocked off a heavily favored team from the AFC.

It seems as if the NFL goes through cycles where one conference is clearly superior to the other. In the 1970s the AFC was unquestionably the better conference with the Dolphins, Steelers and Raiders rivaled only by the Cowboys. After a brief period of rough parity between 1980 and 1983, the NFC then had a long reign as the dominant conference from 1984 through 1996, lead by the 49ers, Giants, Redskins, Cowboys and Bears. The Broncos upset of Green Bay in the 1998 Super Bowl seemed to herald a changing of the guard, lead first by Denver and the Ravens, and then by the Patriots, Steelers and Colts. Now it appears we may have another change, as the Giants, Saints and Packers were probably the three best teams in the NFL now (and the last three Super Bowl winners).