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    NFL kicks off this week end

    any football fans in the house ????

    finally, the NFL is about to get under way this week end.

    killer Sunday night matchup between the Colts and Ravens.

    quickly, season predictions:

    AFC East: Pats
    AFC North: Ravens
    AFC West: Chiefs
    AFC South: Colts
    wild card teams: Steelers, Chargers

    NFC East: Eagles
    NFC North: Minnesota
    NFC West: Cardinals
    NFC South: Panthers
    wild card teams: Falcons, Cowboys

    MVP: LaDainian Tomlinson, RB, San Diego
    rookie of the year: Demarcus Ware, LB, Dallas
    Super Bowl 40: Panthers over Ravens in a defensive slug fest

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    Actually...

    The NFL kicked off the season Thursday night with a 30-20 Patriots win over the Raiders.

    I hope your right about the Cowboys chances at a wild card and Demarcus Wares' talent. I'm a Cowboys fan all the way back from the Era of Landry, Staubach, and Doomsday. Parcells is a genius but the players have to buy in to his system for it to work. If Bledsoe does what Parcells tells him to this time around, and keeps his ego in check, they could well be a playoff team.

    I agree with Pats, Colts, and Steelers for the playoff picture in the AFC.
    I agree with Eagles, Falcons in the NFC.
    The other picks are iffy, including my Cowboys.

    I'll say the Super Bowl will be between the Colts and the Eagles barring major injuries to Peyton Manning, Marvin Harrison or Edgerrin James and Donovan Mcnabb, Terrell Owens, or Brian Westbrook. It will be a shootout, something like 42-35. Not much defense. Who will win? Pick em'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AngelOfDeath

    any football fans in the house ????

    quickly, season predictions:

    AFC East: Pats
    What??? You don't think the Dolphins will win the AFC East?

    Miami has always been my favorite team since I was a little kid. Last season was very painful but am happy there's new hope with a new coach, first round running back, etc.

    In fact, I love the Dolphins so much I almost moved to Miami when I graduated college many, many years ago but I just can't stand the humidity and mosquitos. So, I moved to Los Angeles and love LA (except for traffic). But love Montreal too and would move there if not for the long, long, Winters.

    Go Dolphins!!!

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    The dolphins?

    Hey, if you are picking the Dolphins to win their division over let say Buffalo or New England, well that will be something I will pay to see.

    The Dolphins have not been decent since the early years of Marino

    On the other hand my Chargers will finally stop enbarrasing all of us from the Mission Bay area and get decent this year. They just lost to Dallas but they will come back.

    You want picks, here are mine:

    NFC: Eagles - Falcons for the NFC champoionship (Eagles winning)

    with Minessotta, Seatle and the Panthers in on the playoffs

    AFC: Patriots - Stealers with Bill Coward eating another defeat

    with San Diego, Bufalo and the Colts in on the playoffs

    Superbowl going to the Pats in an unprecedented 4 consecutive win.

    Long leave the Chargers!
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    CJ, I was being sarcastic about the Dolphins winning the AFC East.

    However, after today's win over the Denver Broncos I don't think they will finish last.

    I have to admit I have never seen the Dolphins live and came close many times when Marino was playing.

    But I see that the Dolphins will be in San Diego and I am very tempted to go to the game.

    Shall we wager the winner??

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    Like any real football fan, i will say DA BEARZZZ! will win it all this year !!!

    Followed by... like it or not ... yup ... again... New England Pats. High percentage (boring) plays ... yup ... again and again. You have to respect them though cause they always find a way to win.

    I like watching the Ravens D... they should have shopped for a better QB in the off-season.... Kyle Boller is not an NFL starting QB in any view...

    Dallas should be interesting this year, if the get their top-rated D of 2 seasons ago and a re-energized Bledsoe helped by Keyshawn Johnson, Terry Glenn and Peerless Price... with an amazing RB in Julius Jones

    Wow... what is happening in Denver ?

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    Chargers all the way!!!!

    I know, I know we have not stopped sucking one way or another since Winslow-Fouts-Corriel, I know, yet this year we may have a chance and we seem to be building up.

    Hey BL I will take that wager, what do you want to bet?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Canadian Joe 652
    I know, I know we have not stopped sucking one way or another since Winslow-Fouts-Corriel, I know, yet this year we may have a chance and we seem to be building up.

    Hey BL I will take that wager, what do you want to bet?
    Yes, I remember the Winslow-Fouts-Corriel era. One of the greatest games in NFL history was that Dolphins v. Chargers game a little over 20 years ago (double overtime).

    It will be interesting to see their win-loss record before they play.

    P.S. I like your Robin Williams quote, I have that concert on DVD and watch it over and over and laugh every time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canadian Joe 652
    I know, I know we have not stopped sucking one way or another since Winslow-Fouts-Corriel, I know, yet this year we may have a chance and we seem to be building up.

    Hey BL I will take that wager, what do you want to bet?
    Haven't they lost against Miami this weekend?

    My pick for the superbowl this year: Eagles vs Indianapolis

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    Actually

    FL,

    Actually they have not palyed yet, they lost against Dallas this weekend but it was a good game and there is potential there. The Miami - San Diego game is next weekend.

    BL,

    I have the same DVD, have had it for ages, RB just cracks me up!

    So what are we wagering on the Mami - SD game? Are you chickening out?
    The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself.

    Therefore: All progress depends on the unreasonable man!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canadian Joe 652

    The Miami - San Diego game is next weekend.

    BL,

    So what are we wagering on the Mami - SD game? Are you chickening out?
    Actually the Miami at San Diego game is December 11th at 4:15 Eastern Time.

    You may want to see the game in person, I hear it may be a little warmer in San Diego than Montreal in December.

    Let's see how their records compare in December, I may have to give you some points since Miami will have a much better record in December.


    I feel like I am posting too much on this thread. Any other merbites NFL fans???

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    For all of uuu's football fans out there ... how do we deal with Da Pats !?

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    Exploit their weakness and wait for their luck to run out.

    Quote Originally Posted by FunLuver
    For all of uuu's football fans out there ... how do we deal with Da Pats !?
    What is their weakness? I think its their defense which is still pretty good. However this is NOT the same defense that won 3 super bowls in 4 years. Romeo Cornell is gone along with Charlie Weiss who is doing a spectacular job so far at Notre Dame. If the job Weiss is doing at South Bend is any indication of what the Patriots lost then the Pats' offense should be effected negatively to some extent, although at absolutely no loss for talent.

    Go down the roster on their defense however and you'll find 5 Pro Bowlers, Ty Law, Ted Johnson, Teddy Bruschi, Lawyer Milloy, and Ted Washington all gone over the last two years.The only replacement that equals the player they lost is Rodney Harrison for Lawyer Milloy. That leaves 4 big pairs of shoes to fill. This is not a knock on how good they are and have been for the last 4 years but to say that the Patriots had an incredible run of luck with players selected through the draft and free agent acquisitions before and during their run of Super Bowl Victories would be a major understatement.

    How many people ever dreamed that Tom Brady would become a hall of fame quarterback? I'll answer for those who are tempted to lie and say they thought that all along, absolutely no one ever thought Tom Brady would ever be as good as he is. Tom Brady himself would never have expected this to happen. Did he work hard and do his best? Absolutely. Does he deserve credit for what he has done? Absoutely. Can you call it an incredible stroke of luck for the Pats'? ABSOLUTELY.

    Luck always runs out, just ask my Cowboys who won 3 Super Bowls in 4 years a decade before the Patriots. Injuries, free agency, age, coaching changes, and plain old bad luck chips away at a once powerful Dynasty and the next thing you know they are back in the Lottery. In a league with a hard salary cap where you can't buy an all star team every year, like a certain Baseball team we all know , your teams success will always rely to a great extent on drafting good talent at key positions and building a good young team from scratch around that "star" talent. Hopefully keep them all healthy and happy so they can gel as a team and after several years reemerge from the ashes of the previous dynasty to win another title.

    Give the Pats' all the credit in the world for making the selections they did when they had multiple high picks in the draft. In addition they were able to renegotiate several large contracts and get bargain deals on top talent through free agency as well. This enabled them to keep themselves under the cap and still acquire big time talent, most noticably last year with their addition of Corey Dillon who gave them the running game they lost when Curtis Martin left town for NY. Obviously there were quite a few guys who wanted to play for Belichick and get a shot at winning a title so they were willing to be a little more selfless than if they had signed somewhere else.

    The Raider game last Thursday was closely contested till the 3rd quarter when multiple drive killing penalties sealed their fate as the Pats' capitalized on the Raiders' mistakes. Keep in Mind that the Raiders are not a very good team although Randy Moss gives them one of the premier deep threats in the league. Still the weakness of the Pats D was noticable as their secondary got burned on several big plays which just didn't happen last year. Tyrone Pool and Chad Smith, or whoever else they plan on plugging the gaping hole at corner with, are not going to cut it. They are average corners and will limit Harrisons' headhunting because he will be worried about missed assignments and mismatches against teams with several deep threats. Particularly the Colts. I just can't see Peyton Manning not picking them apart all day long.

    If the Colts defense is as improved as they looked against the Ravens then they should be able to slow Brady and Co. enough to let Peyton and his receiving corps beat them. Any team with a good running game that can keep the Pats' offense off the field should have a shot at beating them. With Edgerrin James at RB and Peytons' air express the Colts' have everything they need to usurp the throne from the Pats'. That being said I think the Pats' will easily make the playoffs with 12 victories and another Division title. Once there however they could go out at the hands of the Steelers as well as the Colts. No amount of Belichick coaching magic can save the Pats' if they don't have good enough talent to stop the premier offense in the league. All dynasties must fall eventually and the Pats' are living on borrowed time.

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    Nice convincing analysis... The all-important element is still at the head of the Pats and it's Bill Belichick Can you list your picks for the upcoming games... i wanna bet and win big $$$ to support hobbying hehehe

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    Guarantee

    Quote Originally Posted by FunLuver
    Can you list your picks for the upcoming games... i wanna bet and win big $$$ to support hobbying hehehe
    Cowboys will wallop the Redskins Monday night. Mark it down, its a lock.
    The Boys have absolutely owned the Skins for the past 6 years, I see no reason in Washington to think this game will be anything other than a cakewalk. Now that I've said that however the Boys' will probably lose on a last second field goal, LOL! Seriously though, I can't think of a better bet this week.

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