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How Bout Them Patriots
Whistlebritches Offline
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One of the best defensive games I've seen in a long time.My hats off to both teams
Palama Offline
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Great game!

鈥楥ause, you know, I love a good defensive struggle....

Congratulations to all you NE fans and supporters. Applause
Mr. Jones Offline
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Speyside Offline
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Great game, anyone take the under?
frankj1 Offline
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considering the season LA's offense put together, the Pat's D had to have put together one of the top 3 performances in Super Bowl History...and they weren't considered a great D coming in to the game.

The Pats are just different, they are hard to categorize from week to week, sometimes even within a game, they morph and adjust and rewrite the game plan almost on the fly.
It's really difficult to prepare to play them.

Might have been Bill's best coaching year yet as he forced his will on a team that just wasn't buying it initially.

Ram's D was awesome.
Palama Offline
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frankj1 wrote:
considering the season LA's offense put together, the Pat's D had to have put together one of the top 3 performances in Super Bowl History...and they weren't considered a great D coming in to the game.

The Pats are just different, they are hard to categorize from week to week, sometimes even within a game, they morph and adjust and rewrite the game plan almost on the fly.
It's really difficult to prepare to play them.

Might have been Bill's best coaching year yet as he forced his will on a team that just wasn't buying it initially.

Ram's D was awesome.


Agree wholeheartedly. Reminds me of the '67 Packers that were old and left for dead but Lombardi drove them to that 3rd straight NFL Championship and the SBII win over Oakland.

One thing for sure, we saw some of the best NFL teams and coaches in our lifetimes:

Vince Lombardi and the '60s Packers
Chuck Noll and the '70s Steelers
Bill Walsh and the '80s Niners
Bill Belichick and the 2000s Pats

Sunoverbeach Offline
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Sure, but who would win between Mike Ditka and a hurricane?
Burner02 Offline
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Did the Rams start the game with a hands ups don't shoot protest?
frankj1 Offline
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Burner02 wrote:
Did the Rams start the game with a hands ups don't shoot protest?

kidding aside, Dan, I'm in the minority here regarding our views on players protesting during the National Anthem, and that's fine.

But I happened to say to my wife yesterday afternoon that I hoped all of them would stand respectfully before last night's rendition. I just thought it might, in some small way, indicate that previous protests were not meant to tear down their country, but hopefully the protests were trying to improve a country they love...at least that's what I always hope protests are trying to accomplish...to make the best even better.
dstieger Offline
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I'm not convinced it was a masterful defensive contest.
I think maybe the offenses sucked.
Speyside Offline
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The most powerful protest would have been if Gladys Knight had keeled during the anthem.
Burner02 Offline
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frankj1 wrote:
kidding aside, Dan, I'm in the minority here regarding our views on players protesting during the National Anthem, and that's fine.

But I happened to say to my wife yesterday afternoon that I hoped all of them would stand respectfully before last night's rendition. I just thought it might, in some small way, indicate that previous protests were not meant to tear down their country, but hopefully the protests were trying to improve a country they love...at least that's what I always hope protests are trying to accomplish...to make the best even better.


Frank, my comments were not directed at Kaepernick or any of the subsequent flag or anthem protests resulting from his actions. To be quite honest, the NFL had already lost me a few weeks prior to Kaepernick鈥檚 initial kneeling and protest. It all began for me when five Ram鈥檚 players did the hands up don鈥檛 shoot pose prior to a game in late 2014 in support of the protesters in Ferguson, MO. The NFL let it go without any consequences whatsoever. Fast forward to the summer of 2016. Five Dallas police officers are gunned down, Dallas Cowboys request to be permitted to wear decals on their helmets to honor the slain officers in a pre-season game, and the NFL refuse them the right to do so. To be honest, I felt this was hypocritical on the NFL鈥檚 part. This was the straw that broke the camel鈥檚 back for me and then I said 鈥淪elf, you will never watch another NFL game as long as you live.鈥 And to date, I haven鈥檛. One might say that I鈥檓 protesting, and he would be correct.

I don鈥檛 have a problem with individuals protesting whether I agree with them or not. Protesting is an individual right in this great country of ours. I鈥檓 glad that last night鈥檚 anthem was treated with respect, and that is the way it should be. Maybe one day we can sit down with a hand full of Cubans, a couple of bottles of good whisky and chase that rabbit hole on whether the protesters in question love their country and want to improve it.

Until then, you will have to keep me posted because I will not be watching.


8trackdisco Offline
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Palama wrote:
Agree wholeheartedly. Reminds me of the '67 Packers that were old and left for dead but Lombardi drove them to that 3rd straight NFL Championship and the SBII win over Oakland.

One thing for sure, we saw some of the best NFL teams and coaches in our lifetimes:

Vince Lombardi and the '60s Packers
Chuck Noll and the '70s Steelers
Bill Walsh and the '80s Niners
Bill Belichick and the 2000s Pats



Thank you for not mentioning the team of the 90s.

Patriots proved gravity still exists. Which is good for people who had friendly wagers on Gravity.
8trackdisco Offline
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Sunoverbeach wrote:
Sure, but who would win between Mike Ditka and a hurricane?


It would be a tie because both the (Miami) Hurricanes and the Bears both suck and blow?
Speyside Offline
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8, your team looks pretty darn good going forward. Mahomes, sp ?, looks like the next great one.
8trackdisco Offline
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Burner02 wrote:
Did the Rams start the game with a hands ups don't shoot protest?


It came to me during the game, original, drug dealing gangsters are likely Rams fans.

Just put a Big G in front of Rams and you get... Grams.
8trackdisco Offline
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Speyside wrote:
The most powerful protest would have been if Gladys Knight had keeled during the anthem.



More powerful if the dude from Maroon Five took the mike away from her and sang an acopella version of Midnight Train to Georgia with dark makeup.
delta1 Offline
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Think
8trackdisco Offline
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Speyside wrote:
8, your team looks pretty darn good going forward. Mahomes, sp ?, looks like the next great one.


Yes. Probably one more d lineman, one more linebacker, and one less poor decision making tailback, letting himself get baited by tail.

The third box is checked.
8trackdisco Offline
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delta1 wrote:
Think


Concussion = A different way of seeing things.
frankj1 Offline
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Burner02 wrote:
Frank, my comments were not directed at Kaepernick or any of the subsequent flag or anthem protests resulting from his actions. To be quite honest, the NFL had already lost me a few weeks prior to Kaepernick鈥檚 initial kneeling and protest. It all began for me when five Ram鈥檚 players did the hands up don鈥檛 shoot pose prior to a game in late 2014 in support of the protesters in Ferguson, MO. The NFL let it go without any consequences whatsoever. Fast forward to the summer of 2016. Five Dallas police officers are gunned down, Dallas Cowboys request to be permitted to wear decals on their helmets to honor the slain officers in a pre-season game, and the NFL refuse them the right to do so. To be honest, I felt this was hypocritical on the NFL鈥檚 part. This was the straw that broke the camel鈥檚 back for me and then I said 鈥淪elf, you will never watch another NFL game as long as you live.鈥 And to date, I haven鈥檛. One might say that I鈥檓 protesting, and he would be correct.

I don鈥檛 have a problem with individuals protesting whether I agree with them or not. Protesting is an individual right in this great country of ours. I鈥檓 glad that last night鈥檚 anthem was treated with respect, and that is the way it should be. Maybe one day we can sit down with a hand full of Cubans, a couple of bottles of good whisky and chase that rabbit hole on whether the protesters in question love their country and want to improve it.

Until then, you will have to keep me posted because I will not be watching.



not looking to derail a Pro-Pats thread any further, I should clarify that I wasn't jumping on your post...I even took it as sarcastic political/social commentary.

However, the post reminded me of the conversation I had with my wife, The Lovely Caren, and I ran with it.
Your feelings are certainly legit, and I look forward to that summit you are proposing.
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