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  1. Oct 31, 2011

    jveezy Fo' shizzle

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    Yeah only twice. And yes Sopoaga was lined up as a fullback and Staley was an eligible tight end (I believe he played TE in high school or something). We got about 17 yards and a first down out of each play.

    Both times while watching the plays unfold I could tell the Browns left somebody open and that Smith could see him but I lost my shit the first time when I realized it was Staley and lost my shit the second time when I realized they had the balls to do it again with Sopoaga. I was a little disappointed Sopoaga stepped out of bounds instead of barreling into the nearest defender though.
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    and jerry rice fumbled in that playoff game against the Packers (pre-replay review). ;)
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    jveezy Fo' shizzle

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    No arguments from me on that. Loved the ending to that game though.
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    Yeah, if it wasn't for the salary cap, we would have about 12 superbowls by now.
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    Spoony The People's President

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    Cowboys let in a lot of goals didn't they?
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    If there was never a cap in the NFL, the Cowboys, Redskins, Raiders, 49ers, and a few of the big market spending clubs (Giants, Jets, Patriots) would have dominated. Clubs like Tennessee, Tampa Bay, Indianapolis would have struggled to compete. Green Bay would not have survived.
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    sure they would! the cap is a relatively new thing. they've survived fine without it. they won 11 of their 13 championships in a non-cap league. they've always been the smallest market. now they may not be as good, but survival would never be a question. all the games have been, are, and will be, sold out for years to come. the fans would never stop going. being publicly owned would be a plus in the survival discussion. getting players wouldn't be a problem. the draft is there. the team isn't active in free agency. it's about keeping the players they want. revenue sharing is the key, not the salary cap. the tv deal, and other league income, being equally shared adds to their monies. no, survival would never be an issue.
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    Nah, they wouldn't have been able to compete in today's era. You're completely missing the fact GB didn't do squat from 1968-1992. And by the 90s the million dollar salaries were becoming a trend. That club could not have survived without revenue sharing and a salary cap. Leave off the rose-tinted specs.
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    gbgary Full Member

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    they survived and had a few good teams in that time. and your comment said they wouldn't have survived without the cap. you didn't say anything about revenue sharing. i brought that up and gave it the credit it's due. revenue sharing helps the Packers compete with the big market teams, it doesn't keep them in business. come over to PackerRats.com and discuss this with some very knowledgable, hardcore, Packer fans. oh...and the glasses aren't rose colored, they're green & gold tinted. :cool:
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    De Selby Likes them tattooed and bald

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    What's the story with this LSU v Alabama game tonight? I don't follow college football, but there seems to be a lot of talk about it.
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    Yep noticed that myself.....they were building up to it at about half one on ESPN America. Did anybody notice the size of the one faculty building in the background? It was like Newman, Quinn, Ag and Science (Up in UCD) all rolled into one, it was massive.
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    De Selby Likes them tattooed and bald

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    Some of the college facilities over there (and not just for academia) are unreal.

    If I'm not going out tonight I might give this game a watch.
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    It's the first #1 vs #2 game in the regular season for half a decade and is being billed as one of, if not the biggest college football game ever for several reasons.

    The two most prominent, well known coaches in college football in Nick Saban and Les Miles. Saban is the head coach of Alabama, and he used to be head coach of LSU.

    Both teams are riddled with NFL prospects, with two big Heisman candidates in Trent Richardson and Tyrann Mathieu (who has the coolest nickname ever - The Honey Badger).

    Far and away the two best teams in the country, with possibly the 2 best defences college football has ever seen.

    Huge, fierce rivals.

    The SEC has long been considered the best division in college football, and these two teams have split it. It consists of Alabama, LSU, and the rest. They're so far ahead of everyone else.

    College football is religion in Alabama and Louisiana, and the South in general.

    This is basically the unofficial National Championship Game.
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    I think I'll flick onto it myself for a gander.
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    ArmchairCritic You got pets me too mines are dead

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    What time is the LSU game on then?
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    Erics_Collar Full Member

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    Midnight on ESPN America.

    Though it does feel like it's been on all week, because every game I've watch so far this week, all they've done is talk about LSU/Bama.
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    ArmchairCritic You got pets me too mines are dead

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    Thanks.
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    KeyserSoze Batigol > Bauer

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    I like the look of Upshaw from Alabama, from what I have seen.

    What kind of NFL prospect is he being talked up as? Top 15 pick?
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    He's a cracking prospect, and based on talent he probably would be top 15. Only thing is I don't see anyone picking in the top 15 that needs an outside pass rusher as their biggest need (just in my opinion anyway). He'll probably end up around the 20-25 mark and some playoff contender will get themselves an absolute steal with him.
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    One of the most boring, uninspiring college football games I've watched. What a shower of shit on offense. Yes the defenses are great but it's also helped by inefficient offenses that appear to run outdated systems. The Alabama kicker should be dropped from the squad immediately. Mark my words, Trent Richardson will be a better NFL player than Mark Ingram.
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    Julio Jones looking worth every bit of what the Falcons gave up to get him today.
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    ArmchairCritic You got pets me too mines are dead

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    This Packers team is something else, 2 picks and 2 TD's and they are 21-7 after the first quarter against the Chargers.
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    KeyserSoze Batigol > Bauer

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    My Philip Rivers MVP talk before the season is looking typically inspired.

    What is going on with all these turnovers.
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    ArmchairCritic You got pets me too mines are dead

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    I think this Patriots/Giants game will go down to the wire, very tight game so far.
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    Neutral BTV

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    Mark Sanchez

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    HAHAHAHAH
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    ArmchairCritic You got pets me too mines are dead

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    Ohh Welker down for the Pats, hopefully he's alright. Meanwhile the Chargers are making a good fight of it against the Packers, right now Rodgers has rushed more yards than he's passed.
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    What's up with the Pats offense, it's getting worse by the week. At least the D got an interception in the end-zone to keep it a 1 score game.

    Rodgers has been brilliant again, that pass at the end of the first half for the TD was brilliant (excellent catch as well).
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    ha_rooney Full Member

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    Brady TD!!

    Come on defense...
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    ha_rooney Full Member

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    Pats defense is usless, Giants will win now :mad:

    Edit: oh feck off Giants. Jets, Bills & Pats all tied at 5-3.
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    ha_rooney Full Member

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    What a TD punt-return from the Cardinals to win it in OT!
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    Wow, the Packers vs. Chargers game of the season so far. Shame Rivers couldn't deliver at the end but a nice comeback nevertheless.

    Rodgers is on a different level right now. Consistency defined.
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    bite your tongue!! :D

    special teams gaff (on the onsides kick), two blown coverages, and two terrible pi calls, made this a closer game than it should have been. rodgers is pretty good too.
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    Skywarden Full Member

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    :P

    How about Tory Smith, huh? Love his pace!
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    If Brady ever gets in the position he was in last night again, he's gonna have to possibly try slow the drive down a bit so his defence have less time to mess up. It was like the SB all over again
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    forevrared Full Member

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    So does he hit him?
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    It was a wildcat, went for a run towards that side, Sanchez tries to block, then gets a 10 yard penalty for holding
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    I know, just looks like he lines him up to blindside him, would've been quality if he had.
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    Pats release Haynesworth. Don't see the point in releasing him personally, its not like there is anybody they can get who'll improve them
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    Is he the guy the Skins paid big money for?
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