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Title: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on December 04, 2013, 03:37:53 AM
I figured many users like to post about sports, so why not a thread where you can just chat about sports, your favorite teams, games you're watching, and so on.

Well, I will start. My official prediction is that both the Bruins and the Patriots go all the way this year, right behind the beloved Red Sox.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: spoon on December 04, 2013, 03:46:01 AM
I <3 Sidney Crosby. Pens win in overtime. Sid got two, including the gamewinner.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on December 04, 2013, 03:48:05 AM
My official prediction is that both the Bruins and the Patriots go all the way this year

No.  And no.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on December 04, 2013, 03:52:49 AM
And I'm not just saying that, both are serious contenders.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on December 04, 2013, 04:05:57 AM
And I'm not just saying that, both are serious contenders.

lolno
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: DuckDodgers on December 04, 2013, 04:47:25 AM
Buckeyes are going to get stomped. 
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on December 04, 2013, 04:50:21 AM
Buckeyes are going to get stomped.

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Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: DuckDodgers on December 04, 2013, 04:56:45 AM
I hope that they win, I really do.  I'm a Big 10 fan.  Florida St is just a seemingly unstoppable beast at the moment.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on December 04, 2013, 05:00:31 AM
I hope that they win, I really do.  I'm a Big 10 fan.  Florida St is just a seemingly unstoppable beast at the moment.

The same thing they said when Miami played OSU back in 2002 and OSU was a 2 TD underdog.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: DuckDodgers on December 04, 2013, 05:07:26 AM
Fair enough, but they still need to put up a better performance against Michigan St than they did Michigan.  Granted Michigan St has a terrible offense.  When you can't score 50 points against Nebraska when they hand you the ball on their side of the field every other possession, there is something wrong with your offense.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on December 04, 2013, 05:29:07 AM
Their defense has been playing to the level of the competition.  I think they are going to handle MSU by 10+ points.  MSU defense hasn't dealt with a RB like Hyde, he is a monster.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: DuckDodgers on December 04, 2013, 05:39:15 AM
Yeah, OSU really is pretty out of place in the Big 10.  There hasn't been a whole lot of quality out of it for a while.  So long as their defense steps up their game a little bit, I think they can hold MSU to 2 TDs and maybe a field goal.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Snupes on December 04, 2013, 06:57:53 AM
I dunno, the Buckeyes don't have a whole lot going for them. Their QB is unproven, their wide receivers are average at best, and they really have no concept of a decent running game. Meanwhile, MSU more or less has all their bases covered (with the exception of several of their defensive backs).
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: DuckDodgers on December 04, 2013, 12:21:55 PM
MSU's offense is extremely lacking.  Their game against Nebraska should have been a blow out with how many times Nebraska just handed them the ball at the 40 or better.  I don't think they have what it takes to compete with OSU.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on December 04, 2013, 04:27:30 PM
I dunno, the Buckeyes don't have a whole lot going for them. Their QB is unproven, their wide receivers are average at best, and they really have no concept of a decent running game. Meanwhile, MSU more or less has all their bases covered (with the exception of several of their defensive backs).

>:(

Braxton has a good arm and can run.  His only problem is reading the secondary on occasion.  Carlos Hyde has almost 1300 yds in only 9 games (he was suspended the first 3) so I'd say their running game is just fine.  Receivers aren't great and defensive can be a worry depending on which version shows up.

I still think they handle MSU and end up in the NCG unless Auburn wins and the BCS decides it wants its SEC team in the game instead.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: DuckDodgers on December 04, 2013, 04:32:18 PM
The BCS is heavily SEC biased.  I doubt they would repeat the mistake of leapfrogging an undefeated team with a one lose team.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on December 04, 2013, 04:35:07 PM
The BCS is heavily SEC biased.  I doubt they would repeat the mistake of leapfrogging an undefeated team with a one lose team.

I wouldn't put it past them.  Back in 2006, when OSU/Michigan played a thriller in the final week and were #1 and #2 respectively, there couldn't be a rematch because there was an unwritten rule that a team had to at least win its conference to play in the NCG.  But fast forward 5 years, Alabama doesn't even win its division, much less its conference, and still gets in.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: DuckDodgers on December 04, 2013, 04:41:26 PM
I thought the 06 game was more due to a ratings grab and the fact that people had just watched that same game.  There is talk that Bama could still go if Auburn and OSU lose, instead of Missouri going.
That being said, I think they have had enough backlash over those effed up championship game selections that they don't want to make themselves look terrible with selections on the verge of a shift to a playoff.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on December 04, 2013, 04:44:04 PM
ESPN starts their gazillion dollar SEC contract next year and they have a lot of influence.  At this point, nothing would surprise me. 
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on December 04, 2013, 04:54:49 PM
But Junker, both are top teams in their respective leauges and have proven themselves in beating teams with good records. I'd be surprised it either team did not make it to the finals/super bowl.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: spanner34.5 on December 04, 2013, 04:55:17 PM
Hull city lose to Crystal Palace then win against Liverpool.... WTF?
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on December 04, 2013, 05:16:16 PM
But Junker, both are top teams in their respective leauges and have proven themselves in beating teams with good records. I'd be surprised it either team did not make it to the finals/super bowl.

Oh jeez, Sean, I know.  I am just giving you a hard time.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on December 04, 2013, 05:17:39 PM
Ugh you're boring, don't give up so easily.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on December 04, 2013, 05:37:42 PM
Ugh you're boring, don't give up so easily.

Fine.  Boston sports are shit.  The Sox win this was a fluke.  No one cares what Tom Brady and the Pats do because although they have had winning records they haven't won a Superbowl in a decade, even though they had one of the "greatest" teams ever assembled, they lost to a shit NY Giants team.  Remember what happened last time the Bruins tried to win the title?  You ended up owing me $50, and still do.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on December 04, 2013, 05:48:50 PM
Which year did they have they "greatest" team ever assembled? They, with the the help of the greatness that is Tom Brady are doing what no-one expected them to this year. They're not a star studded team but are doing fantastic.

As for the Bruins, yes they dropped the ball (puck?) but will be back with a vengeance this post season. And i thought it was $100?
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on December 04, 2013, 06:05:23 PM
Which year did they have they "greatest" team ever assembled?
18-1

They, with the the help of the greatness that is Tom Brady are doing what no-one expected them to this year. They're not a star studded team but are doing fantastic.
They play in a shit division and a weak conference overall.  If the AFC didn't have to make the Superbowl, they wouldn't this year.  They had stars last year, but your best slot receiver was traded to Denver and one of your TEs just had commit murder.  They were exposed by the Bengals.  They will fail, as usual.

As for the Bruins, yes they dropped the ball (puck?) but will be back with a vengeance this post season. And i thought it was $100?
Oh hell, I forgot how much money it was.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on December 04, 2013, 06:11:29 PM
Waht. They beat the Saints, if not for awful officiating should've beat the Panthers, beat the bucs, beat the Falcons.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on December 04, 2013, 06:24:23 PM
Waht. They beat the Saints, if not for awful officiating should've beat the Panthers, beat the bucs, beat the Falcons.

lol bucs and falcons

Saints are in indoor team.  You beat them at home... Wow.  Did you see what Seattle did to the Saints at their house?  Shoulda, coulda, woulda, on the Panthers.  You also lost to the Jets, at home.  What a joke.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on December 04, 2013, 06:36:24 PM
My point is of the top NFC teams we lost to one. And I know it can't be changed but in a perfect world we likely would've beat the Panthers had they made the right call. On top of how they're playing thus far, statistically speaking right now is Tom Brady's time to shine (as demonstrated in that Broncos game)


"Tom Brady has 46 games under his belt in cold weather with a 40-6 record. He's 29-5 at home and 11-1 on the road. He has a 10-2 postseason record inside those 46 games. " cbssports (http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/writer/pat-kirwan/24297674/cold-weather-is-here-qbs-like-tom-brady-handle-it-better-than-most)

"Since 2001, the Patriots are an NFL-best 43-6 in December" Boston Globe (http://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/2012/12/05/patriots-are-champions-december/I8wvBzGrwbdYileT472OAP/story.html)

Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on December 04, 2013, 06:42:04 PM
lol manning fell apart with a little breeze and a mere 20 degree temperature. ;;) Poor thing
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on December 04, 2013, 06:49:09 PM
My point is of the top NFC teams we lost to one. And I know it can't be changed but in a perfect world we likely would've beat the Panthers had they made the right call. On top of how they're playing thus far, statistically speaking right now is Tom Brady's time to shine (as demonstrated in that Broncos game)


"Tom Brady has 46 games under his belt in cold weather with a 40-6 record. He's 29-5 at home and 11-1 on the road. He has a 10-2 postseason record inside those 46 games. " cbssports (http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/writer/pat-kirwan/24297674/cold-weather-is-here-qbs-like-tom-brady-handle-it-better-than-most)

"Since 2001, the Patriots are an NFL-best 43-6 in December" Boston Globe (http://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/2012/12/05/patriots-are-champions-december/I8wvBzGrwbdYileT472OAP/story.html)

Yet, he couldn't throw a TD against the Bengals.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on December 04, 2013, 06:51:30 PM
The Patriots are literally the only good team ever in history to have a bad game. Solid argument.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on December 04, 2013, 06:54:22 PM
The Patriots are literally the only good team ever in history to have a bad game. Solid argument.

I was with you until you said "good," implying that they aren't terrible.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on December 04, 2013, 06:56:12 PM
Another victory for Boston sports!

Celtics are number one in their division at 8-12 lol. We need to start losing some games to get a lottery pick.

Sports commentators are hilarious around here. "I'd like to see the Celtics lose more games."
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on December 04, 2013, 06:57:12 PM
I literally forgot that Boston had a basketball team.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on December 04, 2013, 09:18:06 PM
As did most Bostonians. :/
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Snupes on December 04, 2013, 10:23:53 PM
>:(

Braxton has a good arm and can run.  His only problem is reading the secondary on occasion.  Carlos Hyde has almost 1300 yds in only 9 games (he was suspended the first 3) so I'd say their running game is just fine.  Receivers aren't great and defensive can be a worry depending on which version shows up.

His arm's decent, I'll give you that, but I would wager that his problem reading the secondary is much more prevalent than "on occasion". Hyde is pretty great, yeah, but he messes up too much so he's not entirely reliable. Receivers are horrid and your defense is like a particularly decomposed paper bag. Don't even get me started on that one guy, number 24
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on December 04, 2013, 11:59:55 PM
His arm's decent, I'll give you that, but I would wager that his problem reading the secondary is much more prevalent than "on occasion". Hyde is pretty great, yeah, but he messes up too much so he's not entirely reliable. Receivers are horrid and your defense is like a particularly decomposed paper bag. Don't even get me started on that one guy, number 24

All about #1 and #2 on D, yo.

Also, stop being mean.  OSU is going to win the NCG.  Get on board now so you sound smart later.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Snupes on December 05, 2013, 01:38:57 AM
I'm sorry. :[ I actually have no idea what I'm talking about and don't watch sports and am just saying random words so for what it's worth you could be right
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on December 05, 2013, 01:46:20 AM
I'm sorry. :[ I actually have no idea what I'm talking about and don't watch sports and am just saying random words so for what it's worth you could be right

Then just listen to me.  I am the man, and therefore know sports.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Snupes on December 05, 2013, 01:47:51 AM
Sexist
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on December 05, 2013, 01:58:30 AM
Everything I learned from sports I learned from men junker.

ftfy
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: DuckDodgers on December 05, 2013, 02:26:20 AM
OSU does have one of the best defenses in the nation, they just weren't very present against Michigan.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Benjamin Franklin on December 05, 2013, 06:24:57 PM
The Patriots will beat the Seahawks in a snowy Superbowl, for those curious. Tom Brady will finally get his fourth ring and be the undisputed GOAT.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on December 05, 2013, 06:26:33 PM
The Patriots will beat the Seahawks in a snowy Superbowl, for those curious. Tom Brady will finally get his fourth ring and be the undisputed GOAT.

lolno
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Blanko on December 05, 2013, 06:27:31 PM
More like Official American Sports Thread amirite
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Benjamin Franklin on December 05, 2013, 06:31:26 PM
More like Official American Sports Thread amirite
The World Cup group announcement is coming fairly soon, right? Feel free to discuss it when it happens. Otherwise, there's no real great international sports events going on right now. And the only worthwhile sports America doesn't dominate at are soccer and rugby, and I don't follow either of those.

The Patriots will beat the Seahawks in a snowy Superbowl, for those curious. Tom Brady will finally get his fourth ring and be the undisputed GOAT.

lolno
Sorry brah. The only team that can beat Brady this year is the Lions(dat interior pass rush), but they're going to lose at the Clink because the Seahawks home field advantage is cheating.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on December 05, 2013, 06:50:44 PM
lolno
Sorry brah. The only team that can beat Brady this year is the Lions(dat interior pass rush), but they're going to lose at the Clink because the Seahawks home field advantage is cheating.

I will wager you $50USD that the Patriots don't make the Superbowl.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on December 05, 2013, 07:41:12 PM
Junker I'll take that, but since you said not to pay you and save my money last time, if you win I'll pay 100. Serious bets serious this time
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on December 05, 2013, 07:43:54 PM
Junker I'll take that, but since you said not to pay you and save my money last time, if you win I'll pay 100. Serious bets serious this time

Sounds good.  If Franklin wants in on the action, I am cutting it to $25 per bet.  Franklin is a pussy, though, so he won't.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Benjamin Franklin on December 05, 2013, 08:41:56 PM
Junker I'll take that, but since you said not to pay you and save my money last time, if you win I'll pay 100. Serious bets serious this time

Sounds good.  If Franklin wants in on the action, I am cutting it to $25 per bet.  Franklin is a pussy, though, so he won't.
Well obviously. It's not a fair bet. However, I think that if the Patriots can get past the Denver Mannings, they can easily win the whole thing. Brady and Bellicheck are good enough to give any team a good game, and Brady had shown this year he can still turn it on in the second half and rip defense apart.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on December 05, 2013, 09:00:50 PM
So Franklin claims the Patriots will win the Superbowl, however he isn't confident enough that they will even make it to bet $25.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on December 05, 2013, 09:04:42 PM
pussy
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Benjamin Franklin on December 05, 2013, 09:08:02 PM
So Franklin claims the Patriots will win the Superbowl, however he isn't confident enough that they will even make it to bet $25.
Yes, because you didn't offer a fair bet and I'm not a moron.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on December 05, 2013, 09:12:42 PM
Yes, because you didn't offer a fair bet.
Then admit you are wrong  >o<

I'm not a moron.
Debatable  :P
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on December 05, 2013, 09:13:16 PM
Out of curiosity, his bet seemed to be based off exactly what you said, what is unfair about it?
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Benjamin Franklin on December 05, 2013, 09:31:16 PM
Out of curiosity, his bet seemed to be based off exactly what you said, what is unfair about it?
The expected value of the gamble was below 0. EV(g)<0
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on December 05, 2013, 09:35:59 PM
Out of curiosity, his bet seemed to be based off exactly what you said, what is unfair about it?
The expected value of the gamble was below 0. EV(g)<0

Betting against me always has that value.  Ask Sean.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: garygreen on December 06, 2013, 12:56:39 AM
Go Seahawks.  We better win it this season while all of our beasts are still on rookie contracts.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on December 06, 2013, 01:16:50 AM
Go Seahawks.  We better win it this season while all of our beasts are still on rookie contracts.
Hopefully they keep home field, otherwise, they'll choke on the road.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Benjamin Franklin on December 06, 2013, 06:58:21 AM
Go Seahawks.  We better win it this season while all of our beasts are still on rookie contracts.
Hopefully they keep home field, otherwise, they'll choke on the road.
Like in the Superbowl. Where it will be snowing. And Tom Brady will get that fourth ring. And be the GOAT. Fuck Joe Montana.

Out of curiosity, his bet seemed to be based off exactly what you said, what is unfair about it?
The expected value of the gamble was below 0. EV(g)<0

Betting against me always has that value.  Ask Sean.
So you don't offer fair bets? Got it.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on December 06, 2013, 04:28:44 PM
Like in the Superbowl. Where it will be snowing. And Tom Brady will get that fourth ring. And be the GOAT. Fuck Joe Montana.
Do you have any evidence that it will snow?  Also, Joe is 4-0 in Superbowls.  Something Tom will never, ever be able to claim.  He also won't win a 4th so it doesn't matter.


So you don't offer fair bets? Got it.
That is fairly accurate.  It isn't fair that I always win.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: garygreen on December 06, 2013, 05:03:46 PM
Go Seahawks.  We better win it this season while all of our beasts are still on rookie contracts.
Hopefully they keep home field, otherwise, they'll choke on the road.

Eh, I don't really buy into the 'hawks can't win on the road' thing.  They're undeniably better at home (more like 13th man amirite?!?!?!), but I'm loving everything I see from this team.  They're just young.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Benjamin Franklin on December 07, 2013, 01:04:22 AM
Do you have any evidence that it will snow?  Also, Joe is 4-0 in Superbowls.  Something Tom will never, ever be able to claim.  He also won't win a 4th so it doesn't matter.
Making it to six Superbowls and winning 4 would be more impressive than making it to four Superbowls and winning four. Same wins, two more appearances.

That is fairly accurate.  It isn't fair that I always win.
So, to clarify, you throw out shitty bets and hope morons (No offense Sean) take them.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on December 07, 2013, 01:26:11 AM
Making it to six Superbowls and winning 4 would be more impressive than making it to four Superbowls and winning four.
False.

So, to clarify, you throw out shitty bets and hope morons (No offense Sean) take them.
I rarely bet against other people.  I usually give favorable terms to entice a bet because I am better at betting than most.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on December 07, 2013, 01:40:57 AM
Montana was Super Bowl MVP 3 times. He was super fucking clutch. The 5, possibly 6 Super Bowl appearances is pretty spectacular. Tom has won with less than Joe too. I think if Tom wins a 4th ring I would put him every so slightly ahead of Joe.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on December 07, 2013, 01:47:51 AM
Montana was Super Bowl MVP 3 times. He was super fucking clutch. The 5, possibly 6 Super Bowl appearances is pretty spectacular. Tom has won with less than Joe too. I think if Tom wins a 4th ring I would put him every so slightly ahead of Joe.

He had a superstar team that went 18-0, broke records, and choked when it mattered the most.  I like Tom, but that is inexcusable.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on December 07, 2013, 03:02:38 AM
Fuck you Franklin the patriots are a lock for AFC
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on December 07, 2013, 04:20:18 AM
Fuck you Franklin the patriots are a lock for AFC

$50, it is, Sean.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on December 07, 2013, 01:36:32 PM
Montana was Super Bowl MVP 3 times. He was super fucking clutch. The 5, possibly 6 Super Bowl appearances is pretty spectacular. Tom has won with less than Joe too. I think if Tom wins a 4th ring I would put him every so slightly ahead of Joe.

He had a superstar team that went 18-0, broke records, and choked when it mattered the most.  I like Tom, but that is inexcusable.

He did not play great but if it were not for one ridiculously lucky play by Eli and an equally stupid catch, the Pats win that game.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on December 07, 2013, 04:07:31 PM
but if it were not for one ridiculously lucky play by Eli and an equally stupid catch, the Pats win that game.

Irrelevant. 
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: garygreen on December 07, 2013, 04:59:42 PM
junker doesn't believe in variance.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on December 07, 2013, 05:05:36 PM
junker doesn't believe in variance.

False.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on December 08, 2013, 12:24:26 AM
Auburn and Missouri need to settle down.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on December 08, 2013, 12:37:43 AM
Auburn and Missouri need to settle down.

The SEC doesn't play defense.  What an overrated joke.  500 rushing yards by 1 team through 3 quarters.  Embarrassing.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on December 08, 2013, 03:03:24 AM
OSU looks like they have started to turn the tables. Gonna be a good finish.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on December 08, 2013, 03:14:54 AM
OSU looks like they have started to turn the tables. Gonna be a good finish.

If they don't win, there is a 87.654% probability I die tonight.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: DuckDodgers on December 08, 2013, 03:31:37 AM
Yeah, they got the momentum going at the end of the 2nd.  Nothing is going to stop this boulder from rolling now.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on December 08, 2013, 04:18:35 AM
Uh oh... Junker, how do you die?
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on December 08, 2013, 04:35:51 AM
Ooo, blocked punt. Shits gettin real.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: DuckDodgers on December 08, 2013, 04:49:11 AM
Aaaaaaaaand OSU has to have an insane 2 minutes.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on December 08, 2013, 02:04:28 PM
RIP Junker
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on December 08, 2013, 05:02:15 PM
I took my rage out on my coffee table, no one died.  Except the coffee table.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on December 08, 2013, 07:41:43 PM
I took my rage out on my coffee table, no one died.  Except the coffee table.

I will only believe it once Secret User confirms it.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on December 08, 2013, 08:07:42 PM
Gronk is down and it looks bad :(
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on December 08, 2013, 08:20:58 PM
Gronk is down and it looks bad :(

That sucks, I really like him.  I haven't been watching as I abstaining from football after last night's train wreck.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on December 08, 2013, 09:15:30 PM
The patriots are about to lose to fucking Cleveland
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on December 08, 2013, 09:17:22 PM
The patriots are about to lose to fucking Cleveland

This doesn't surprise me.  They lost to Cincy.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on December 08, 2013, 09:20:19 PM
If Gronk is out, I may as well just pay up now.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on December 08, 2013, 09:22:28 PM
The Vikings game was interesting.  Never thought I'd ever say that.

4 TDs in the last 2 minutes.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: DuckDodgers on December 08, 2013, 09:31:38 PM
The Philly game turned into scoring by a bunch of big plays.  The Titans are currently beating Denver, how this is happening is beyond me.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on December 08, 2013, 09:31:55 PM
Patriots recover onside kick with one minute left
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on December 08, 2013, 09:39:40 PM
Wow, Brady amazes me.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on December 08, 2013, 09:46:08 PM
Wow, Brady amazes me.
That was a championship win.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on December 08, 2013, 09:46:56 PM
Time to see if SF can handle their business.  I think they will.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on December 08, 2013, 10:41:36 PM
With all their receivers they give even a defense like Seattle's a lot to think about. I hope they can get to Russell Wilson and put a hat on him. Maybe rattle him a bit.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on December 09, 2013, 12:50:55 AM
Not pretty, but a much needed win.  No I just have to hope for a couple of letdowns from Seattle so SF can take the west :D
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on December 09, 2013, 01:06:03 AM
Not pretty, but a much needed win.  No I just have to hope for a couple of letdowns from Seattle so SF can take the west :D

They have to win one of three against the giants, cardinals and rams. If they lose their division I will kill your coffee table.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on December 09, 2013, 01:15:41 AM
Not pretty, but a much needed win.  No I just have to hope for a couple of letdowns from Seattle so SF can take the west :D

They have to win one of three against the giants, cardinals and rams. If they lose their division I will kill your coffee table.

If Seattle has a letdown and drops two of three and SF wins out, SF will own the tie break for a better division record.  Not likely, but I can hope.  Also, I am not buying another coffee table.  It is a liability.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on December 09, 2013, 07:05:22 PM
Gronk is out for the season with a torn ACL. This is bad, but how important is he? Have the Patriots already proven they can win without him?
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on December 09, 2013, 07:21:36 PM
...but how important is he?
Immensely important.  Their red zone threat is done.  Unless they are hitting the deep ball, prepare for a lot of field goals.

Have the Patriots already proven they can win without him?
No.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on December 09, 2013, 07:28:56 PM
Obviously he is important, perhaps that wasn't the right word. Is he absolutely essential to the Pats?

No.

They won 5 of 6 (I think he missed 6?) without him.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on December 09, 2013, 07:32:21 PM
Obviously he is important, perhaps that wasn't the right word. Is he absolutely essential to the Pats?

No.

They won 5 of 6 (I think he missed 6?) without him.

NO was the only notable win without him.  Of course, the schedule is the schedule, and they won.  I think he is absolutely essential to make a deep run in January.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on December 09, 2013, 07:33:49 PM
Who is going to beat them in the AFC, and make me lose my bet?
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on December 09, 2013, 07:37:04 PM
Who is going to beat them in the AFC, and make me lose my bet?

Possibly Denver, more likely Baltimore.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on December 09, 2013, 07:41:57 PM
Unlikely Denver, possibly Baltimore but I give the Patriots the edge in that scenerio as well. Brady and Belichick are winners. Brady wins. (o but he lost one game on time o no) he will find a way.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on December 09, 2013, 07:51:14 PM
Unlikely Denver, possibly Baltimore but I give the Patriots the edge in that scenerio as well. Brady and Belichick are winners. Brady wins. (o but he lost one game on time o no) he will find a way.

He is 0-2 in his last two Superbowls.  One of those with arguably the best offense ever.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on December 09, 2013, 08:00:15 PM
One of those with arguably the best offense ever.

Yes. I know.  He lost a game he should have won. It happens.

Brady's post season record is 17-7, I cant be bothered to verify this but possibly the best in the NFL? Up there, for sure. I would say with that loss in mind, they have also exceeded expectations in past years, and this year.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on December 09, 2013, 08:02:47 PM
double post #yolo

Also, only one other QB has equal superbowl appearences.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Benjamin Franklin on December 09, 2013, 09:20:37 PM
Missing Gronk is pretty big, because it puts a lot more pressure on Edelman and Amendola to consistently make plays. Of course, Tom Brady has done more with less, but it'll still hurt their chances in the playoffs. Gronk is great because there's almost no defensive player in the league that could cover him in a 1 on 1 situation.

Also, I'm going to state this right now. Wins and losses are a team stat. This includes Superbowl wins and losses. I'm sure I've broken this rule before, but attributing wins and losses to a QB, or any individual player, is moronic.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on December 09, 2013, 09:23:32 PM
I would argue the quarterback is the most influential player on the field, almost always. A bad QB = a bad team, and a bad (minus QB) team and a great QB can = an okay team.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Benjamin Franklin on December 09, 2013, 09:39:38 PM
I would argue the quarterback is the most influential player on the field, almost always.
Well, yeah, the QB is the most important player on the team. Excluding the coach, GM, and owner, he may be the most important person in the entire organization.

A bad QB = a bad team, and a bad (minus QB) team and a great QB can = an okay team
Eh, here is where you start to make the leap from "most important" to "only thing of importance". The 2000 Ravens won a Superbowl with Trent Dilfer at QB. Meanwhile, guys like Philip Rivers and Dan Marino, both very very good QB's, have never won a Superbowl.

What's more important than having a good QB is having a system that your QB can thrive in. Tom Brady, if playing on the Bears for the last decade or so, would be far less successful. That's because Tom Brady relies on good pass protection to be successful, and the Pats have been smart and kept a great line in front of him for the vast majority of his career.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on December 09, 2013, 09:52:32 PM
The QB gets too much credit in a win and too much blame in a loss.  Not saying I agree that is okay, but that is reality, especially with the transition to a pass-heavy league.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Benjamin Franklin on December 09, 2013, 09:59:34 PM
The QB gets too much credit in a win and too much blame in a loss.  Not saying I agree that is okay, but that is reality, especially with the transition to a pass-heavy league.
Yes, and it's silly. That's why I rarely watch ESPN or read the majority of websites about football. People prefer superficial analysis to actual analysis.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on December 09, 2013, 10:10:19 PM
As promising as the Pats young receivers are, without Gronk they lack a real, "you must plan for this guy or else" weapon. It's looking grim for the Pats, but the Broncos also lost Welker for who knows how long. It feels like a coin-toss to me in the AFC. I am not sold enough on Baltimore to throw them in as the AFC champ yet.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on December 09, 2013, 10:13:08 PM
I have faith their receivers will handle the extra pressure, continue to grow. We have talent at running back as well.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Benjamin Franklin on December 09, 2013, 10:32:48 PM
Also, if you made a team of just players that tore their ACL this season, it would probably be a playoff contender.

Stolen from reddit.com/r/nfl
QB    Sam Bradford    DT    Geno Atkins
WR    Jeremy Maclin    DT    Henry Melton
WR    Reggie Wayne    DE    Will Smith
WR    Sydney Rice    LB/DE    Victor Butler
TE    Gronk    LB    Jason Phillips
RB    Vick Ballard    LB    Desmond Bishop
LT    Bryan Bulaga    LB    Antwan Barnes
LG    Amini Silatolu    CB    Chris Culliver
C    Maurkice Pouncey/Dan Koppen    CB    Jabari Greer
RG    Garry Williams    FS    Honey Badger
RT    Will Yeatman    SS    Stevie Brown
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: spanner34.5 on December 10, 2013, 09:34:26 AM
Hull City drew @ Swansea
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on December 10, 2013, 04:31:26 PM
Will Smith tore his ACL.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on December 11, 2013, 07:29:48 PM
(http://i41.tinypic.com/9vdvya.jpg)
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on December 12, 2013, 04:23:57 PM
RG III got pwned by Shanahan.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Benjamin Franklin on December 12, 2013, 05:44:04 PM
Yeah, the Redskins are what we call a terrible run team. Dan Snyder is terrible, and I hope both the Shannahans get fired this off-season and come to Minnesota.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on December 12, 2013, 05:52:16 PM
Shanahan is not a great coach.  Before he stumbled upon Terrell Davis, he lost 3 Superbowls despite some great teams.  I can hardly credit him for the two SB wins, since he had a HoF QB, TE and a 2,000 yd RB, plus a decent D.  You do not have to be Bill Belichick to win with that.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on December 12, 2013, 08:46:21 PM
The rangers just drafted Russell Wilson for his value as a positive athletic role model essentially. I actually think that's a smart move for $12,000 dollars.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: spanner34.5 on December 13, 2013, 12:14:25 PM
Views on Hull City versus Stoke tomorrow?
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on December 13, 2013, 02:48:57 PM
I don't know too much about the Premiereship. Are they local rivals?  They are both mid-table teams so there does not appear to be much at stake in regards to championship or relegation results.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on December 13, 2013, 08:59:09 PM
Patriots are now in the running for the number one seed in the AFC, I think they clinch it if they beat Miami (lol miami) Baltimore, and then the Bills at Gillette. (lol bills) It is looking good for them.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on December 13, 2013, 09:12:54 PM
Patriots are now in the running for the number one seed in the AFC, I think they clinch it if they beat Miami (lol miami) Baltimore, and then the Bills at Gillette. (lol bills) It is looking good for them.

The Patriots will lose to the Dolphins this weekend.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on December 13, 2013, 09:20:17 PM
Very unlikely. You are a hater. Please do not let your hate of the Patriots cloud your judgement.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on December 13, 2013, 09:36:30 PM
Very unlikely. You are a hater. Please do not let your hate of the Patriots cloud your judgement.

No hate at all, just reality.  They are -1 on the road, so they would be -4 at home.  Dolphins are -105 on the money line so the sharps have no confidence in the Pats in this game.

I am happy to wager you on this if you feel that good about your overrated, injured team.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Thork on December 13, 2013, 09:41:37 PM
They are -1 on the road, so they would be -4 at home.  Dolphins are -105 on the money line so the sharps have no confidence in the Pats in this game.
This is jibberish.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on December 13, 2013, 09:42:40 PM
They are -1 on the road, so they would be -4 at home.  Dolphins are -105 on the money line so the sharps have no confidence in the Pats in this game.
This is jibberish.

Sorry, I am a degenerate gambler.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on December 13, 2013, 09:57:20 PM
Junker i don't know what that means, but i got $20 on it
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on December 13, 2013, 10:44:03 PM
Junker i don't know what that means, but i got $20 on it

$20, straight up.  Sounds good.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on December 14, 2013, 12:02:05 AM
Is Tom Terrific playing?  That's the question. Him missing 2 practices is no good.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on December 14, 2013, 12:27:37 AM
Says he was limited Wednesday. Should be fine. Also, it's not that far fetched that we win a game without him, anyway. We have a good backup.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on December 14, 2013, 12:34:12 AM
it's not that far fetched that we win a game without him...

lolno
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on December 14, 2013, 12:42:31 AM
Well if the list after Brady didn't read: Amendola, Geonkowski, Wilfork, Mayo, Talib it may not be far fetched by c'mon...

The Pats offense was ugly before Gronkowski came back, and that's with Brady!
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Benjamin Franklin on December 14, 2013, 08:32:51 AM
Says he was limited Wednesday. Should be fine. Also, it's not that far fetched that we win a game without him, anyway. We have a good backup.
...No, and no.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on December 14, 2013, 08:45:32 AM
No. Ryan Mallett is good.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Benjamin Franklin on December 14, 2013, 09:14:53 AM
No. Ryan Mallett is good.
I doubt it. He has no body of pro work besides a few preseason games, and no one has been willing to trade anything significant for him. Why do you think he's good besides blind Boston homerism?
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on December 14, 2013, 10:07:36 PM
No. Ryan Mallett is good.

He was a whiny douche at Arkansas and led the only SEC team that lost to Ohio St. in a bowl game.  He is terrible.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on December 15, 2013, 07:08:29 PM
The Patriots are winning.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on December 15, 2013, 07:48:59 PM
The Patriots are winning.

Yes, they were...
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on December 15, 2013, 08:12:03 PM
Sorry, Sean, things aren't looking good :(
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: garygreen on December 15, 2013, 08:17:59 PM
No hate at all, just reality.  They are -1 on the road, so they would be -4 at home.  Dolphins are -105 on the money line so the sharps have no confidence in the Pats in this game.

I bet the Pats this week at +120.  I was surprised it wasn't a pick'em.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on December 15, 2013, 09:08:22 PM
Rubbish. 2 passes in the endzone right through receivers hands. Gg junker
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Benjamin Franklin on December 15, 2013, 10:00:24 PM
Is Roundy in this thread?

SKOL VIKINGS! EAT SHIT EAGLES!
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on December 15, 2013, 11:24:43 PM
Rubbish. 2 passes in the endzone right through receivers hands. Gg junker

Bets I made won me money.  Oh yeah, and you owe me $20. 
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on December 15, 2013, 11:26:29 PM
What a shitty ending to that game. Beast matches down the field as he does at the end of every fourth quarter, them they can't catch the ball in the end zone.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on December 16, 2013, 12:57:36 AM
Holy fuck. Cowboys. Mwahahaha!
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on December 16, 2013, 12:59:42 AM
Holy fuck. Cowboys. Mwahahaha!

Had I bet that game, it would've been against the Cowboys.  Their typical meltdowns in December have become quite common.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Roundy on December 16, 2013, 03:23:27 AM
Is Roundy in this thread?

SKOL VIKINGS! EAT SHIT EAGLES!

That's okay.  One of our teams is going to the playoffs and the other's isn't.

Holy fuck. Cowboys. Mwahahaha!

Yes.  Mwahahaha!
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Roundy on December 17, 2013, 04:37:27 AM
Justin Tucker.  WTF?
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Benjamin Franklin on December 17, 2013, 04:57:47 AM
Fucking kickers winning games. Damn impressive. I seem to remember some individual players have extraordinary runs (Ray Rice converting 4th & 29 to beat the Chargers and make the playoffs, Jacoby Jones and Joe Flacco going HAM in the playoffs) for the Ravens last year. Calling it now.

Ravens Superbowl Champs
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on December 17, 2013, 05:05:01 AM
Nah. Gonna be the Seahawks.

The ravens beat the lions, so fucking what?
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on December 17, 2013, 05:11:02 AM
Calling it now.

Ravens Superbowl Champs
lolno


Nah. Gonna be the Seahawks.
A higher probability, but also no.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Roundy on December 17, 2013, 05:12:19 AM
I think Franklin was alluding to the fact that they have an uncanny ability to pull a rabbit out of their hat and win crucial games.

61 yards and the season on the line.  Jesus Fucking Christ.

But I think the Broncos are winning it all this year.  Seattle will probably get there but they will be without their most important weapon, a loud cheering section.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on December 17, 2013, 05:12:37 AM
Patriots will pull it off. I'm probably just blinded by my patriots loyalty, but still, their odds probably are not superbad. (feel free to correct me, junker.)
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on December 17, 2013, 05:14:57 AM
Patriots will pull it off. I'm probably just blinded by my patriots loyalty, but still, their odds probably are not superbad. (feel free to correct me, junker.)

Their odds are okay, currently 4th.

I guarantee it won't be Broncos/Seahawks, though.  One or the other, maybe.  Two #1 seeds in the SB does not happen often, and there is nothing about the current #1 seeds that suggest this year will be extraordinary.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on December 17, 2013, 06:00:23 AM
Seahawks with home field look like about a safe a bet to go to the SB as you can imagine. My gut tells me something weird like the Colts taking the AFC will happen.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Benjamin Franklin on December 17, 2013, 06:34:39 AM
The Seahawks are hardly a lock for the Superbowl, even with home field advantage. I'd expect the Panthers do beat them, to be honest.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: spanner34.5 on December 17, 2013, 09:51:26 AM
The ashes have been lost..........Disaster.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on December 17, 2013, 12:43:50 PM
The Seahawks are hardly a lock for the Superbowl, even with home field advantage. I'd expect the Panthers do beat them, to be honest.

In Seattle?  How could you expect that? Seattle has not lost at home in almost 2 seasons. It's one of the toughest stadiums to play in and Seattle is on a roll right now.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on December 17, 2013, 03:04:25 PM
The Seahawks are hardly a lock for the Superbowl, even with home field advantage. I'd expect the Panthers do beat them, to be honest.

In Seattle?  How could you expect that? Seattle has not lost at home in almost 2 seasons. It's one of the toughest stadiums to play in and Seattle is on a roll right now.

They are on a 1-game winning streak.

Everything says they should be a lock for the SB.  Which is why they are not.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on December 17, 2013, 03:15:22 PM
The Seahawks are hardly a lock for the Superbowl, even with home field advantage. I'd expect the Panthers do beat them, to be honest.

In Seattle?  How could you expect that? Seattle has not lost at home in almost 2 seasons. It's one of the toughest stadiums to play in and Seattle is on a roll right now.

They are on a 1-game winning streak.

The one game they lost was an extremely close game to the second or third best team in the NFC at home.  Otherwise they have been demolishing people.  They are relatively healthy, they have chemistry and confidence.  I dont think there is a better team in the NFL right now.

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Everything says they should be a lock for the SB.  Which is why they are not.

Maybe, but the NFL has shown that hot teams are the ones that go far in the playoffs and there is no one hotter in the NFC.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on December 17, 2013, 04:08:47 PM
The Seahawks are hardly a lock for the Superbowl, even with home field advantage. I'd expect the Panthers do beat them, to be honest.

In Seattle?  How could you expect that? Seattle has not lost at home in almost 2 seasons. It's one of the toughest stadiums to play in and Seattle is on a roll right now.

They are on a 1-game winning streak.

The one game they lost was an extremely close game to the second or third best team in the NFC at home.  Otherwise they have been demolishing people.  They are relatively healthy, they have chemistry and confidence.  I dont think there is a better team in the NFL right now.

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Everything says they should be a lock for the SB.  Which is why they are not.

Maybe, but the NFL has shown that hot teams are the ones that go far in the playoffs and there is no one hotter in the NFC.

I would say that SF is hotter right now.  They are getting healthy at the right time and are cranking out the wins.  Seattle has found ways to win some close games, which is a good thing.  But, they were a few plays away from losing to some very bad teams.  A testament to them that they won, though.  They are young, I think they will stumble.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on December 17, 2013, 04:26:32 PM
Yeah, the youthful exuberance does seem like it could turn in to arrogance really easily, especially on defense.  Russell Wilson seems to understand how to be prepared and focused though.  Kapernick still does not have me convinced.  Good thing he has Davis, Crabtree and Boldin to cover up some of his mistakes. 

I hope Seattle and SF meet for all the NFC marbles.

Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Benjamin Franklin on December 17, 2013, 06:24:15 PM
The Seahawks are hardly a lock for the Superbowl, even with home field advantage. I'd expect the Panthers do beat them, to be honest.

In Seattle?  How could you expect that? Seattle has not lost at home in almost 2 seasons. It's one of the toughest stadiums to play in and Seattle is on a roll right now.
The Panthers match-up really well with the Seahawks. The Seahawks struggled beating the Panthers early in the season, and since then the Panthers have started played better football and replaced Ron Rivera with Riverboat Ron, the risk-taking analytical gambler of a coach. The Panthers Defensive Front Seven will shut down Lynch and get pressure on Wilson. The offense can run the ball, which keeps it away from the Seahawks secondary. And Steve Smith is the only WR that can out shit-talk Richard Sherman, and that's gotta count for something.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on December 17, 2013, 07:24:18 PM
Woe betide those who think they can shut down Marshawn Lynch.  The guy can move a pile like no one else.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on December 17, 2013, 10:36:32 PM
Woe betide those who think they can shut down Marshawn Lynch.  The guy can move a pile like no one else.

Just not against a healthy SF font four.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Benjamin Franklin on December 18, 2013, 07:10:07 AM
Woe betide those who think they can shut down Marshawn Lynch.  The guy can move a pile like no one else.

Just not against a healthy SF font four.
Don't the Niners run a 3-4? Regardless, as much I love Lynch, the elite front sevens in the league (49'ers, Panthers, Chiefs) can still shut him if they are willing to sell out to the pass a bit more. Lynch isn't AP, he can't handle 8 man boxes.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on December 18, 2013, 11:23:02 AM
Selling out to the pass may not be viable against Seattle as Wilson has developed nicely and Golden Tate seems a legitimate weapon. I can't believe I am arguing so strongly for Seattle, but I find them compelling because of their district advantage at home.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: garygreen on December 19, 2013, 01:49:19 AM
Seattle is clearly the best team in the league.  Their defense might be the best that's ever been on an NFL field.  Richard Sherman plays man coverage with his hands.  Literally, he turns right to the QB at the snap and feels the receiver's cuts with his hands behind him.  I've never seen anything like it.

I know I'm a homer, but goddamn, I don't see what this team is lacking.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on December 19, 2013, 02:11:42 AM
I know I'm a homer, but goddamn
Oh?  It is barely noticeable...

I'll take SF in the playoffs.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: garygreen on December 19, 2013, 02:27:55 AM
I know I'm a homer, but goddamn
Oh?  It is barely noticeable...

I'll take SF in the playoffs.

But I hide it so well.

I certainly wouldn't be shocked if Niners take us down.  I'm a homer, but I'm not stupid.  SF can beat anyone in the league.  I'd still give give the Niners 3 at home against my Hawks, though.  It's a pick'em at worst.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on December 19, 2013, 03:47:56 AM
Seattle is clearly the best team in the league.  Their defense might be the best that's ever been on an NFL field.  Richard Sherman plays man coverage with his hands.  Literally, he turns right to the QB at the snap and feels the receiver's cuts with his hands behind him.  I've never seen anything like it.

I know I'm a homer, but goddamn, I don't see what this team is lacking.

Best defense evah?  No way.  I would take the 2000 Ravens, the '85 Bears, the 70s Steelers, maybe even the '95 49ers.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on December 19, 2013, 03:50:22 AM
The Patriots still have the best quarterback of the last 20 years. And the most handsome quarterback of all time.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on December 19, 2013, 03:51:35 AM
Seattle is clearly the best team in the league.  Their defense might be the best that's ever been on an NFL field.  Richard Sherman plays man coverage with his hands.  Literally, he turns right to the QB at the snap and feels the receiver's cuts with his hands behind him.  I've never seen anything like it.

I know I'm a homer, but goddamn, I don't see what this team is lacking.

Best defense evah?  No way.  I would take the 2000 Ravens, the '85 Bears, the 70s Steelers, maybe even the '95 49ers.

Maybe the 94-95 SF team or the 00-01 Ravens team but there is no way a 70's or 80's D could play on the same field as the Seahawks'.  And I absolutely despise those drug-abusing, rule-breaking scumbags. 
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on December 19, 2013, 03:53:19 AM
The Patriots still have the best quarterback of the last 20 years. And the most handsome quarterback of all time.

Maybe, but he hasn't done anything in the past decade except blow two SBs and fail at a perfect season with arguably the best offense to ever play.  Also, your QB has a butt-chin.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on December 19, 2013, 03:57:09 AM
Your argument against him lies on a single game, that says something about him as a QB.

He has done marvelously with the shit (due to injury, but shit nonetheless) team he has this year.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on December 19, 2013, 04:07:02 AM
Your argument against him lies on a single game

Which would've been the most important game in NFL history had he won, but he didn't.  There are plenty of QBs who have lost Superbowls in the last decade, he falls in that category.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on December 19, 2013, 04:07:41 AM
Also, he went to Michigan.  Seriously, fuck Michigan.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: garygreen on December 19, 2013, 04:08:03 AM
I'm biased to be sure, and I definitely don't think it's a no-brainer.  The post-merger defenses you all list are pretty spectacular.  But offenses have become remarkably more efficient even since the 01 Ravens, so I'm less inclined to accept that those defenses were better by looking only at point and yardage totals.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: garygreen on December 19, 2013, 04:08:48 AM
I also don't get the whole 'Brady lost one game that was important and so he isn't that good' argument. 
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on December 19, 2013, 04:11:18 AM
I also don't get the whole 'Brady lost one game that was important and so he isn't that good' argument.

Who said he wasn't good?  He is fantastic.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on December 19, 2013, 04:17:16 AM
No, he is not good. He is the very best.

Eh sorry. I am bored. I just want someone to disagree with me. I will scurry away now until I have something to talk about.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on December 19, 2013, 04:19:53 AM
No, he is not good. He is the very best.

Eh sorry. I am bored. I just want someone to disagree with me. I will scurry away now until I have something to talk about.

Until you prove he is worthy of being in the all-time top 5, hit the bricks.  His wife makes more money than him.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: garygreen on December 19, 2013, 04:21:10 AM
I also don't get the whole 'Brady lost one game that was important and so he isn't that good' argument.

Who said he wasn't good?  He is fantastic.

Oh.  I took you to be saying that he sucks or something.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on December 19, 2013, 04:21:42 AM
I also don't get the whole 'Brady lost one game that was important and so he isn't that good' argument.

Who said he wasn't good?  He is fantastic.

Oh.  I took you to be saying that he sucks or something.

Nope.  His only problem is that he is from Michigan.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on December 19, 2013, 04:33:20 AM
Okay, by ranking all time QBs.

Pass rating.# 5.    Tom Brady   95.9         
Wins: #5    Tom Brady    146 (played 63 fewer games than Manning, 65 less than Marino, 56 less than Elway)
Superbowl starts #1 with 5
Superbowl wins: tied #2 with 3

Is this good enough for top 5? Many of these leading QBs had better teams throughout their careers as well as playing more games.

 
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on December 19, 2013, 04:34:31 AM
I think he is #5 with passing yards but I got tired of looking this shit up.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on December 19, 2013, 04:40:27 AM
Brady walked into a SB favorite his first year when Bledsoe got hurt.  Once the magic wore off a few years later, he became a failure when it mattered most.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on December 19, 2013, 04:51:34 AM
Is this good enough for top 5? Many of these leading QBs had better teams throughout their careers as well as playing more games.
yes

thx

Also, Brady is one of seven second stringers to come in and win a superbowl, however one of first to do so in his first season ever starting a game.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Benjamin Franklin on December 19, 2013, 05:04:46 AM
Their defense might be the best that's ever been on an NFL field.
...
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on December 19, 2013, 05:07:39 AM
Also, Brady is one of seven second stringers to come in and win a superbowl, however one of first to do so in his first season ever starting a game.

Yes, he had a great team while they won with average QB play.  Much like the Ravens the year before.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on December 19, 2013, 05:15:51 AM
Also, Brady is one of seven second stringers to come in and win a superbowl, however one of first to do so in his first season ever starting a game.

Yes, he had a great team while they won with average QB play.  Much like the Ravens the year before.

srsly? He had a great season for someone who was essentially a rookie.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on December 19, 2013, 05:19:03 AM
Also, he outperformed expectations, wasn't he a 4th string the previous season?
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on December 19, 2013, 05:24:30 AM
Also, Brady is one of seven second stringers to come in and win a superbowl, however one of first to do so in his first season ever starting a game.

Yes, he had a great team while they won with average QB play.  Much like the Ravens the year before.

srsly? He had a great a decent season for someone who was essentially a rookie.

ftfy
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Benjamin Franklin on December 19, 2013, 06:02:55 AM
Sean, you should watch "Brady 6", if you haven't already. It's probably on Youtube.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Roundy on December 19, 2013, 06:03:09 AM
I predict Eagles vs Chiefs in the Superbowl.  The NFL loves a good story.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: garygreen on December 19, 2013, 04:05:15 PM
I'll back off my 'maybe the greatest defense ever' comment and settle in at 'top 5 pass defense ever.'

http://www.footballperspective.com/new-york-times-post-week-15-2013/
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The league average Adjusted Net Yards per Attempt this season is 5.97, which would also be an N.F.L. record. (The previous high was 5.93, set last season.) The Seahawks have allowed just 3.40 ANY/A, easily the best in the league (San Francisco and Carolina are second and third at 4.62 and 4.73). But since the ANY/A league average has been rising for years, we cannot just compare Seattle to teams of yesteryear. We also need to measure how far from the league average each pass defense has performed.

The simplest way to measure deviation from the average is to measure the standard deviation among all pass defenses in the N.F.L. In 2013, the standard deviation of the ANY/A ratings of the 32 teams is 0.93. As a result, Seattle’s pass defense is 2.76 standard deviations above the 2013 mean of 5.97. If the Seahawks can maintain that level of dominance, it will rank as the fourth best season since 1970.

By this method, the top pass defense was fielded by Tampa Bay in 2002, the year the Buccaneers won the Super Bowl. In 2002, Tampa Bay allowed 2.34 Adjusted Net Yards per Attempt; that season, the league average was 5.35 and the standard deviation was again 0.93. As a result, the Tampa Bay pass defense was 3.22 standard deviations better than average. In the postseason, the Buccaneers allowed just three touchdowns while scoring four touchdowns on interception returns.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on December 19, 2013, 05:08:36 PM
Great for a rookie can still be seen as average. But Brady's body of work for his career is exceptional.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Benjamin Franklin on December 19, 2013, 07:07:41 PM
I'll back off my 'maybe the greatest defense ever' comment and settle in at 'top 5 pass defense ever.'

http://www.footballperspective.com/new-york-times-post-week-15-2013/
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The league average Adjusted Net Yards per Attempt this season is 5.97, which would also be an N.F.L. record. (The previous high was 5.93, set last season.) The Seahawks have allowed just 3.40 ANY/A, easily the best in the league (San Francisco and Carolina are second and third at 4.62 and 4.73). But since the ANY/A league average has been rising for years, we cannot just compare Seattle to teams of yesteryear. We also need to measure how far from the league average each pass defense has performed.

The simplest way to measure deviation from the average is to measure the standard deviation among all pass defenses in the N.F.L. In 2013, the standard deviation of the ANY/A ratings of the 32 teams is 0.93. As a result, Seattle’s pass defense is 2.76 standard deviations above the 2013 mean of 5.97. If the Seahawks can maintain that level of dominance, it will rank as the fourth best season since 1970.

By this method, the top pass defense was fielded by Tampa Bay in 2002, the year the Buccaneers won the Super Bowl. In 2002, Tampa Bay allowed 2.34 Adjusted Net Yards per Attempt; that season, the league average was 5.35 and the standard deviation was again 0.93. As a result, the Tampa Bay pass defense was 3.22 standard deviations better than average. In the postseason, the Buccaneers allowed just three touchdowns while scoring four touchdowns on interception returns.
Huh, that is pretty damn convincing. But if this Seahawks D is going to be remembered as one of the best ever (and it is obviously quite good) it's going to have to dominate the playoffs and win the Superbowl. It may not be fair, but that's one of the keys to leaving a legacy on defense (76 Steelers, 85 Bears, 00 Ravens, 02 Bucs)

And, looking at their schedule, the only great offense they beat was the Saints (in impressive fashion). If they can maintain passing defensive dominance against Brady or Manning (Or a healthy Rodgers), then I'll consider them an all-time great passing D.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on December 22, 2013, 10:08:10 PM
Just saw Flacco fall for no reason. Unable yo really watch the game, just bits while at work, looks like his knee is hurting?
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on December 23, 2013, 12:49:20 AM
Patriots are handling Baltimore quite nicely.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on December 23, 2013, 02:25:57 AM
Great win, NE.

More importantly, Seattle lost.  Assuming SF handles their business tomorrow, the NFC West will come down to the last week.  If Seattle biffs it against STL, then SF has a chance at the division since they would hold the tie break.  If that happened, I would guarantee a return trip to the SB for the 49ers.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: garygreen on December 23, 2013, 03:44:20 AM
well that was pretty devastating.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on December 24, 2013, 01:38:23 AM
With Romo out I give Dallas a shot at beating Philly.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Roundy on December 24, 2013, 01:46:01 AM
With Romo out I give Dallas a shot at beating Philly.

Ha!  That's kind what I thought... without Romo in there who can we count on to choke when it really matters?  But really their defense should do that job for us.  It is awful.  They won't be able to keep up.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on December 24, 2013, 01:49:14 AM
With Romo out I give Dallas a shot at beating Philly.

Ha!  That's kind what I thought... without Romo in there who can we count on to choke when it really matters?  But really their defense should do that job for us.  It is awful.  They won't be able to keep up.

S'truth. Chip Kelly is probably fapping over the terribleness of Dallas' defense. Hope it is pathetically close before Dallas flushes the game away after one too many suppositories.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on December 24, 2013, 06:06:30 AM
A very interesting week 17 is ahead of us.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on December 24, 2013, 03:28:43 PM
Patriots will take the #1 seed.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on December 24, 2013, 04:20:40 PM
Patriots will take the #1 seed.

False.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on December 24, 2013, 07:39:15 PM
Denver will lose... Probably not, but its more likely than New England losing.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on December 24, 2013, 09:05:21 PM
Denver will lose... Probably not, but its more likely than New England losing.

The odds say otherwise, my good man.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Roundy on December 24, 2013, 09:38:41 PM
Don't be surprised if the Eagles slip into the Superbowl.  Seriously, nobody in the NFC is playing better right now.

Also, I can't imagine either the Broncos or the Patriots losing this weekend.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on December 24, 2013, 09:53:23 PM
I don't need odds, i have gut, junker.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on December 24, 2013, 10:13:32 PM
Don't be surprised if the Eagles slip into the Superbowl. 

You need to make it to the playoffs first ;)
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Roundy on December 24, 2013, 10:54:26 PM
Don't be surprised if the Eagles slip into the Superbowl. 

You need to make it to the playoffs first ;)

As far as I'm concerned this game this weekend is a playoff game.

I would never put it past the Cowboys to upset us and get in themselves.  But it's just one of four we need to win to get there.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Benjamin Franklin on December 24, 2013, 11:13:33 PM
The Cowboys are fucked without Romo. The Eagles will not make it to the Conference Championship, and the Panthers are winning the Superbowl over the Broncos. I'm sorry everyone, but that's how it's happening.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Roundy on December 24, 2013, 11:42:07 PM
The Panthers at home are a little scary, as is Seattle at home if we both happen to make it to the NFC Championship, but I think the Eagles have a great shot to play dark horse and beat them both.  They have been explosive.  They've been averaging close to 35 points in the second half of the season.  That's more than the Broncos over the same span.  If they make it to the playoffs it will be as a 7-1 team in the second half of the season.  I'm telling you, dark horse.  They have the talent in all three phases of the game.  The only thing that might hold them back is Kelly's inexperience in the NFL, which I think brutally unveiled its face in that game against the Vikings.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Benjamin Franklin on December 25, 2013, 12:19:23 AM
No, the fact that the Eagles defense is complete shit is what unveiled them. The Vikings run outdated schemes, and had no business winning that game. Seriously, I'm still not sure what the fuck happened. I just don't see the Eagles D having the talent to stop any team with decent receivers (49'ers with Crabtree back, Seahawks with Harvin back, Broncos with Welker back, etc)

However, the Bears have an incredible WR duo and the Eagles shit on them. I didn't watch the game, so hey, maybe I'm totally wrong.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on December 25, 2013, 12:46:44 AM
and the Panthers are winning the Superbowl...

Negative.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on December 25, 2013, 01:22:43 AM
The Eagles defense is vastly inferior to Seattle, SF or Carolina's and NOs so although they can score a lot, they are hardly stoppers on the other side of the ball. To me it's either Car or Sea based on quality of defense and QB play, who will make it to the SB.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on December 25, 2013, 02:55:50 AM
Patriots vs. Broncos will be  the AFC championship game, Frank.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on December 25, 2013, 04:16:48 AM
Patriots vs. Broncos will be  the AFC championship game, Frank.

Yes, because recent trends and league parity ensure that the #1 and #2 seeds will play in the conference championship game.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Roundy on December 25, 2013, 04:57:27 AM
No, the fact that the Eagles defense is complete shit is what unveiled them. The Vikings run outdated schemes, and had no business winning that game. Seriously, I'm still not sure what the fuck happened. I just don't see the Eagles D having the talent to stop any team with decent receivers (49'ers with Crabtree back, Seahawks with Harvin back, Broncos with Welker back, etc)

However, the Bears have an incredible WR duo and the Eagles shit on them. I didn't watch the game, so hey, maybe I'm totally wrong.

Except for the Minnesota game the Eagles haven't let anyone score more than 21 points on them in ages.  That Vikings game was an aberration, plain and simple, but you know that if we hadn't let you guys have a short field on every fucking possession, or if McCoy had been given the ball more than 8 times, the result would have been vastly different.  I agree with you that the Vikings had no business winning that game, but I still blame coaching more than anything else.  Which is why I think that may be the Eagles' Achilles heel in the postseason.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Benjamin Franklin on December 25, 2013, 06:20:03 AM
Except for the Minnesota game the Eagles haven't let anyone score more than 21 points on them in ages.
They also haven't faced any playoff caliber offenses in ages, outside of the Bears. I'd also argue that, based on talent, the Eagles defense has been overachieving lately. Shit, I think they've overachieved (relative to their talent) all year, and that's probably due in no small part to Kelly.

The Eagles are, AFAIK, healthy and playing hot at the right time, but I think they'll fall to any of the elite QBs. Which, outside of the Saints, it appears the NFC playoff picture lacks any quality veteran QBs (barring a playoff return of Good-Cutler or Rodgers).

I just don't see the Eagles as any more than a one-and-done in the playoffs, but they have a bright future with Foles appearing to be a franchise QB, and Kelly having some surprising success adapting his schemes to the NFL.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Roundy on December 25, 2013, 06:40:06 AM
Except for the Minnesota game the Eagles haven't let anyone score more than 21 points on them in ages.
They also haven't faced any playoff caliber offenses in ages, outside of the Bears.

We just beat Arizona too.  True, they may not make the playoffs, but if they miss it will be by only a hair.  And a lot of those really heavy-hitting offenses out there don't have the best defenses.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on December 25, 2013, 07:53:50 AM
Except for the Minnesota game the Eagles haven't let anyone score more than 21 points on them in ages.
They also haven't faced any playoff caliber offenses in ages, outside of the Bears.

We just beat Arizona too.  True, they may not make the playoffs, but if they miss it will be by only a hair.  And a lot of those really heavy-hitting offenses out there don't have the best defenses.

San Francisco would violate Philadelphia.  Fact.  Great running attack, real weapons in the passing game and a great all-around defense. A team that can run on Philly is going to have a big advantage since they can control time of possession better and not get their defense as tired out playing against that fast-paced Philly attack.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Roundy on December 25, 2013, 04:51:18 PM
Except for the Minnesota game the Eagles haven't let anyone score more than 21 points on them in ages.
They also haven't faced any playoff caliber offenses in ages, outside of the Bears.

We just beat Arizona too.  True, they may not make the playoffs, but if they miss it will be by only a hair.  And a lot of those really heavy-hitting offenses out there don't have the best defenses.

San Francisco would violate Philadelphia.  Fact.  Great running attack, real weapons in the passing game and a great all-around defense. A team that can run on Philly is going to have a big advantage since they can control time of possession better and not get their defense as tired out playing against that fast-paced Philly attack.

I have to disagree at least a little bit.  You seem to be suggesting that the Eagles have a poor rush defense and that is not the case.  They just held Forte to 29 yards (I mean, come on, great running attack, real weapons in the passing game... hello, Chicago?).  They haven't allowed a running back to make over 100 yards since Week 9 against Oakland, who we slaughtered 49-20 (and between RBs and QB they gained over 200 yards rushing against us... sounds like they had a good day on the ground).

Obviously I can only point to games that the Eagles have actually played... I can't say they did this against SF or that against Seattle because they didn't play them, and I won't argue with the obvious fact that they were given an easier schedule than most of this year's playoff teams because of their record last year.  But the Eagles have just been so dominant lately.  They've been very efficient in all three phases of the game.

I'm not coming out and saying that the Eagles are definitely going to the Superbowl but I think they have a great shot at it.  A better shot than most people are willing to give them.  And I'd rather they need to sneak in as a dark horse rather than being considered the team to beat because the latter scenario just always scares me... those teams are unexpectedly taken out (by teams like the Eagles have this year) all the time.

And now I will look like an absolute ass if the Eagles are taken out by the Cowboys this week.  Oh well.  Let me enjoy my team while they're having success.  ;D
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Benjamin Franklin on December 26, 2013, 02:18:21 AM
Except for the Minnesota game the Eagles haven't let anyone score more than 21 points on them in ages.
They also haven't faced any playoff caliber offenses in ages, outside of the Bears.

We just beat Arizona too.  True, they may not make the playoffs, but if they miss it will be by only a hair.  And a lot of those really heavy-hitting offenses out there don't have the best defenses.
Eh, they're nothing special on offense, but their defense is sexy. I could be wrong on the Eagles, but I see a one and done. I'm rooting for them, however, because I really like Chip Kelly and watching his teams, so I'm rooting for them.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: spanner34.5 on December 26, 2013, 09:47:06 AM
Hull City will draw against Manchester United.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on December 28, 2013, 11:16:11 PM
Michigan +7 against Kansas State tonight.  Book it.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on December 29, 2013, 06:05:56 PM
Michigan +7 against Kansas State tonight.  Book it.

Or, you know, not.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: spanner34.5 on December 29, 2013, 06:12:57 PM
Fulham didn't do very well.    Hull city 6 ..... Fulham0
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on December 30, 2013, 01:22:13 AM
AFC Seeds:
1. Denver Broncos
2. New England Patriots
3. Indianapolis Colts
4. Cincinnati Bengals
5. Kansas City Chiefs
6. San Diego Chargers

NFC Seeds:
1. Seattle Seahawks :(
2. Carolina Panthers
3. Philadelphia
4. Green Bay
5. San Francisco (FTW!)
6. New Orleans Saints

Who wants to start a suicide pool, or some other format?
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Roundy on December 30, 2013, 04:47:11 AM
Ugh, that was way too exciting.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: spanner34.5 on December 30, 2013, 01:46:00 PM
Hull City will draw against Manchester United.
I was wrong.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Benjamin Franklin on December 31, 2013, 06:47:12 PM
AFC Seeds:
1. Denver Broncos
2. New England Patriots
3. Indianapolis Colts
4. Cincinnati Bengals
5. Kansas City Chiefs
6. San Diego Chargers

NFC Seeds:
1. Seattle Seahawks :(
2. Carolina Panthers
3. Philadelphia
4. Green Bay
5. San Francisco (FTW!)
6. New Orleans Saints
Highlights of Week 17: A possibly intoxicated Franklin telling everyone how much he fucking hates the Packers and how pissed he was that they made the playoffs.

Seriously, fuck the Packers. And fuck the Lions too, for failing to win such a fucking easy division. And while we're at it, Fuck the Bears too.

But, as for my playoff predictions:
Saturday, Jan. 4
4:35 p.m. ET -- Kansas City Chiefs at Indianapolis Colts (NBC)
This is an interesting game, because the Chiefs strike me as a team built to win the Superbowl. A pass-rushing defense, a good running game, and a QB that doesn't fuck up. However, the Colts and their neckbeard savior Andrew Luck have shown they can beat any team in the NFL, and lose to any team in the NFL. Ultimately, without the stability that is Wayne, I think they'll struggle to make plays against the Chiefs scary D.
8:10 p.m. ET -- New Orleans Saints at Philadelphia Eagles (NBC)
Brees and Sean Payton have been in the playoffs before, and I think their experience will give them the edge over Foles and Chip Kelly. It'll be a lot closer than most people expect, because the Saints have looked like shit on the road in the final stretch of the season (they lost to the Rams, for fucks sake)
1:05 p.m. ET -- San Diego Chargers at Cincinnati Bengals (CBS)
Maybe I just like the narrative of the Bengals being one-and-done every year, or maybe I believe that Rivers is a very, very good QB that just needs his defense to keep the other team down. Regardless, I'm feeling the Charger's could surprise a lot of people if their defense can get hot enough to let their offense win games.
4:40 p.m. ET -- San Francisco 49ers at Green Bay Packers (FOX)
Fuck the Packers. Harbaugh dusts off the read-option playbook, and Kaep runs for 300 yards while Gore runs for 500. Aaron Rodgers throws 19 picks to Kaep's 21 TDs. San Francisco wins this blow-out, 289-2, as the 49'ers give a mercy safety to end the game.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on December 31, 2013, 10:36:29 PM
Colts - KC pass defense is based on dominating man coverage.  Luck is going to have his way at home.

Saints - Only because I really need them to win this week so SF doesn't have to go to Seattle next week (or at all).

Chargers - Because they are still the Bengals.

49ers - Franklin's assessment works for me.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on January 04, 2014, 02:17:16 AM
The Official Junker Suicide WatchTM starts now!
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on January 04, 2014, 02:40:48 AM
Pro-Tip for OSU: tackle Watkins before he gets a first down.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on January 04, 2014, 05:28:16 AM
RIP Junker
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on January 05, 2014, 12:29:13 AM
Holy fuck this KC-Indy game is entertaining!
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Benjamin Franklin on January 05, 2014, 04:56:59 PM
Both of the games were great yesterday. Colts had an amazing 28-point comeback, and now I just need to find Roundy and laugh at him.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Roundy on January 05, 2014, 05:33:44 PM
Both of the games were great yesterday. Colts had an amazing 28-point comeback, and now I just need to find Roundy and laugh at him.

Fuck you, it was a rebuilding year.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on January 05, 2014, 06:19:41 PM
Who do the patriots wasn't to face? I think i wasn't Cinci to lose.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on January 05, 2014, 07:30:03 PM
But Chip Kelly FTW!  I just need to hope the 49ers don't get Rodgered at Lambeau. I would commiserate with Junker but I think he is six feet under after OSU shat the bed on Saturday.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on January 06, 2014, 12:03:32 AM
Patriots colts, i like it.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on January 06, 2014, 02:45:03 AM
But Chip Kelly FTW!  I just need to hope the 49ers don't get Rodgered at Lambeau. I would commiserate with Junker but I think he is six feet under after OSU shat the bed on Saturday.

I am in fact alive, better than ever.  SF pulled out the win in freezing temps.  I anticipate a low-scoring, smash-mouth game at Carolina next week (which means it probably won't be) in which SF gets revenge.

As far as OSU goes, I am unaware of any game that took place recently.  I spent the weekend with Secret User and have no recollection of any game being played by OSU.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on January 06, 2014, 03:49:58 AM
But Chip Kelly FTW!  I just need to hope the 49ers don't get Rodgered at Lambeau. I would commiserate with Junker but I think he is six feet under after OSU shat the bed on Saturday.

I am in fact alive, better than ever.  SF pulled out the win in freezing temps.  I anticipate a low-scoring, smash-mouth game at Carolina next week (which means it probably won't be) in which SF gets revenge.

As far as OSU goes, I am unaware of any game that took place recently.  I spent the weekend with Secret User and have no recollection of any game being played by OSU.

With SF's receivers at full strength again, I think they can can cause some problems for Carolina as well.  I am looking forward to the rematch.

Would you like a recap of the OSU game?
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on January 06, 2014, 04:01:40 AM
With SF's receivers at full strength again, I think they can can cause some problems for Carolina as well.  I am looking forward to the rematch.
Agreed.  SF is also the hottest team in the playoffs right now.

Would you like a recap of the OSU game?
Won't be needed.  I watched them lose to MSU which was the last game of the season.  I will look forward to next season.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on January 06, 2014, 04:45:02 AM
With SF's receivers at full strength again, I think they can can cause some problems for Carolina as well.  I am looking forward to the rematch.
Agreed.  SF is also the hottest team in the playoffs right now.

Now if NO can take out Seattle, SF will even get a home playoff game if they beat CAR.

Quote
Would you like a recap of the OSU game?
Won't be needed.  I watched them lose to MSU which was the last game of the season.  I will look forward to next season.

Atta girl.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on January 06, 2014, 05:07:28 AM
SF Pats, heard it here first, folks.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on January 06, 2014, 05:17:38 AM
Unless you have watched ESPN in the last 4 months.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on January 06, 2014, 05:19:52 AM
I haven't, i don't watch ESPN.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on January 06, 2014, 09:01:13 AM
P.s. Hockey also exists and the Bruins are the shit. Stanley cup, you heard it here first. I like the sound of that, Bruins, patriots, Red Sox. #Bostonstrong
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Roundy on January 07, 2014, 01:45:34 AM
The Flyers have been really hot lately.  Maybe they'll make yet another failed run at the Stanley Cup this year.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on January 07, 2014, 05:21:09 PM
What is really important is that the SEC lost last night, making them 0-2 in BCS games this year.  Maybe all the SEC talk can quiet down in the off-season, but I doubt it.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on January 07, 2014, 05:27:02 PM
It's not like they haven't earned their praise. If this is an off-year for them they are doing alright.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on January 07, 2014, 05:31:20 PM
It's not like they haven't earned their praise. If this is an off-year for them they are doing alright.

Yes, they certainly earned their distinguished title of best conference of the most convoluted championship system ever created.  It'll be fine, though.  Next year, with ESPN creating the SEC network for 37 quintillion dollars, they will be sure to have two to four teams in the "playoff" every year.  Really, they should just make an all-SEC playoff, because we all know they are the best anyway.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on January 07, 2014, 06:35:36 PM
Sorry OSU :(

Seriously now. How many snaps does Deion Branch see with Indy or is he just there for game-planning?
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on January 07, 2014, 06:42:57 PM
I read that in the paper this morning, Colts are looking desperate :)
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on January 07, 2014, 06:55:26 PM
I read that in the paper this morning, Colts are looking desperate :)

At the same time, Pats defense is more depleted.  Brandon Spikes is done.  The middle of that defense is looking awfully soft right now.  Hopefully Luck doesn't torch you with 5 TDs.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on January 10, 2014, 02:24:42 AM
It's gonna be a good game tomorrow. It is supposed to rain in Foxboro. I think this gives the Patriots an advantage if they can keep up what Blount has been doing, four touchdowns in two games with over 260 yards rushing. Colts haven't been the best at defending the rush.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on January 10, 2014, 02:29:03 AM
I like Blount a lot. He reminds me of a smaller, faster Jerome Bettis. Go Pats. I want Luck to shave his neck beard.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on January 10, 2014, 03:29:20 AM
If their run game is strong, their play action is strong. I read this today:

Quote from: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1917160-colts-vs-patriots-newfound-running-game-will-carry-new-england-to-win
24.6 percent of Brady's passing attempts came via play action. On those passing plays, Brady accumulated a 99.8 passer rating.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on January 10, 2014, 04:16:08 AM
I like Blount a lot. He reminds me of a smaller, faster Jerome Bettis. Go Pats. I want Luck to shave his neck beard.

And because he went to Oregon and punched a Boise St. player in the face on national TV.

EDIT:  Just in case anyone was interested...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIp3vaAyffI
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on January 11, 2014, 09:18:00 PM
Blount will have another great game, the wind and rain will lewd to the colts running out of Luck
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on January 12, 2014, 01:34:54 AM
Also Blount.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on January 12, 2014, 03:11:11 AM
Also Blount.

Pats will blow it in the 4th.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on January 12, 2014, 03:19:37 AM
Pats convert.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on January 12, 2014, 03:47:34 AM
Jesus fucking Blount
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on January 12, 2014, 03:53:57 AM
Jesus fucking Blount

He is playing like a monster.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on January 12, 2014, 03:57:25 AM
I should've taken them by 12... :( also, everything I've predicted has been right
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on January 12, 2014, 05:05:27 AM
I should've taken them by 12... :( also, everything I've predicted has been right

The Pats looked solid tonight.  I am still undecided if it means they are really good, or if the AFC is generally weak.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on January 12, 2014, 09:36:52 PM
SF and SEA on a collision course for the Superbowl.  To me, next week's game is the Superbowl.  I don't think anyone in the AFC can play with either team.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on January 12, 2014, 10:13:22 PM
SD looks terrible, not sure Wyatt all the fuss us about
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on January 12, 2014, 11:39:45 PM
What a rubbish boring game
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on January 13, 2014, 01:48:33 AM
SF and SEA on a collision course for the Superbowl.  To me, next week's game is the Superbowl.  I don't think anyone in the AFC can play with either team.

I am going to sweat this all week. Seattle was every bit as formidable as I thought they would be. SF should do well against Lynch but if they take away our receivers then we are in big trouble.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: spanner34.5 on January 13, 2014, 12:54:11 PM
Hull city lost against Chelsea.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on January 14, 2014, 02:31:32 PM
Toronto FC just shook up the MLS.

http://www.tsn.ca/soccer/story/?id=441078

All European football plans, please snicker away.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on January 14, 2014, 08:02:54 PM
Federer took care of business in the 1st round at the Aussie.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on January 16, 2014, 12:24:01 AM
"The Patriots are currently a 4.5-point underdog on the road after being quickly bet down from an open of -6.5 Sunday night." Not bad, also junker said to give an automatic 3 points to the home team. Or maybe he just meant the Patriots. But either way, considering where we're at, the Patriots have surpassed all expectations, a win here would be icing on the cake.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on January 16, 2014, 05:21:28 AM
"The Patriots are currently a 4.5-point underdog on the road after being quickly bet down from an open of -6.5 Sunday night." Not bad, also junker said to give an automatic 3 points to the home team. Or maybe he just meant the Patriots. But either way, considering where we're at, the Patriots have surpassed all expectations, a win here would be icing on the cake.

3 points to the home team in general.  To me, this game is a pick-em.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on January 16, 2014, 05:44:36 AM
With our newfound run game  and still having brady's ability to get down field at the end of the game, i do believe the patriots will win, just my unbiased opinion.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: beardo on January 16, 2014, 05:49:50 AM
Why is this thread this long?
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Roundy on January 16, 2014, 06:37:27 AM
Why is this thread this long?

Because we are talking about (real) football.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: beardo on January 16, 2014, 07:29:16 AM
But sports is boring.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on January 16, 2014, 10:28:04 PM
With our newfound run game  and still having brady's ability to get down field at the end of the game, i do believe the patriots will win, just my unbiased opinion.

Totally unbiased...
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on January 19, 2014, 04:21:29 PM
FOOTBALL. really eager to watch these games
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on January 19, 2014, 04:36:47 PM
Should be an amazing day of sport.

Junker?  What are you saying about the NFC game?
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on January 19, 2014, 04:59:36 PM
Also junkers official AFC pick. Mine is 34-31 patriots
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Benjamin Franklin on January 19, 2014, 06:47:18 PM
Like all playoff games, both these games are toss-ups. That said, I'd guess the home team in both games.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on January 19, 2014, 08:57:29 PM
Should be an amazing day of sport.

Junker?  What are you saying about the NFC game?

SF, by a touchdown late.



Also junkers official AFC pick. Mine is 34-31 patriots

I have the Broncos by a FG.  Patriots are being outclassed right now, and if Talib doesn't come back, it could get ugly. I would expect halftime adjustments make it a closer 2nd half.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on January 19, 2014, 09:56:46 PM
Sorry, Sean. I think Bill may have run out of talent. You can only backfill so many times.

Terrific Tom can only do so much.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on January 19, 2014, 10:19:56 PM
Dis is bad
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on January 19, 2014, 10:24:07 PM
Dis is bad

You can cheer for SF with me. You're going to move to the West coast anyway, may as well start now.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on January 20, 2014, 02:54:14 AM
Have to pull for the Broncos now.  It's Peyton's year.

Broncos will be an early 3 point favorite. That will change over the next two weeks.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on January 20, 2014, 03:05:41 AM
Fucking terrible officiating. Two great defenses clashing and young QBs make good plays then dumb plays. Great game. I hate Seattle.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on January 20, 2014, 03:28:00 AM
Brady had a rough game, and their gameplan seemed way off.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Benjamin Franklin on January 20, 2014, 07:59:01 AM
Like all playoff games, both these games are toss-ups. That said, I'd guess the home team in both games.
Heh, I was right for once.

The first game was pretty boring. Broncos were clearly better, and it wasn't as close as the score may have made it look. The second game was fantastic. Sherman was like a WWE character in the end, and I hope Bowman is able to walk again someday after that. Seriously, that shit is going to haunt my nightmares tonight.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on January 20, 2014, 02:54:49 PM
Sherman is such a douchebag.  I hope Manning lights him up.  I don't mind the cockiness, but he is just plain disrespectful.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Benjamin Franklin on January 20, 2014, 06:19:30 PM
I love Sherman. He says he's the best CB in the game, and he's probably right. I'd rather we get ridiculous, WWE style interviews than another "It was a great game against great opponents and we came out on top today". He's a ridiculous, fame-seeking character that had a camera put in his face moments after he made the game-winning play to send his team to the Superbowl.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Hoppy on January 20, 2014, 07:42:09 PM
Sherman is such a douchebag.  I hope Manning lights him up.  I don't mind the cockiness, but he is just plain disrespectful.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qfRuKM1CCA

He is a great CB, but also a douche.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: garygreen on January 21, 2014, 03:28:20 AM
Life is real good right now.

I thought the way Sherman acted was kind of a dick move, but he's a hard guy to hate.  I'm biased to be sure, but I can't dog the guy too much for acting out just moments after making the Superbowl on the biggest play of his life against a player he genuinely dislikes. 

http://mmqb.si.com/2014/01/20/richard-sherman-interview-michael-crabtree/
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A lot of what I said to Andrews was adrenaline talking, and some of that was Crabtree. I just don’t like him.

It was loud, it was in the moment, and it was just a small part of the person I am.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on January 21, 2014, 04:59:16 AM
He is a great DB and a douche. That is all.

I feel for Navarro Bowman. Torn ACL and MCL.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Thork on January 21, 2014, 11:48:46 AM
Sherman is such a douchebag.  I hope Manning lights him up.  I don't mind the cockiness, but he is just plain disrespectful.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qfRuKM1CCA

He is a great CB, but also a douche.
This is what happens when you take too many stimulants.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on January 21, 2014, 02:52:02 PM
Djokovic goes down to Stan the Man and Eugenie Bouchard de Canada is through to the SFs.  This Aussie Open has been fantastic!
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on January 21, 2014, 04:40:01 PM
Sherman is such a douchebag.  I hope Manning lights him up.  I don't mind the cockiness, but he is just plain disrespectful.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qfRuKM1CCA

He is a great CB, but also a douche.
This is what happens when you take too many stimulants.

All of Seattle's defense is juicing.  That fine fellow has already been suspended before for being caught.  Six of them have been caught since 2011.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: garygreen on January 21, 2014, 05:42:44 PM
Sherman was caught taking adderall, not steroids.  Given his reputation for hard work and studiousness, I'd say it's at least an even money bet that he was using it as a study aid.  Sherman is far from the most athletic corner in the game.  But if you want to reason that if some players were caught taking PEDs then all players must be taking PEDs, go for it.

Frankly, my love and endearment for Richard Sherman has skyrocketed in the last 24 hours. 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/isaac-saul/what-richard-sherman-taught-us_b_4631980.html
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This is a guy who represents one of the best kinds of sports stories there is in the world: the rise from the bottom, the profound destruction of obstacles, the honest success story built by a foundation of hard work and loving parents. If anyone with a brain took the time to learn about Richard Sherman, and then put him in the context of the rest of the National Football League, he'd be a pretty hard guy to bash.

He made an asshole comment about a receiver he genuinely dislikes, and then a bunch of people called him a nigger for it.  When Philip Rivers talks shit on Jay Cutler, everyone lauds his passion and intensity.  He's praised for it.  Even when it's criticized, it's done so with an almost absurd politeness.  Google 'Philip Rivers trash talk' and check out what you get:

No mistaking the player, but Rivers the person is just misunderstood (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2012/writers/jim_trotter/10/10/philip-rivers/)
Philip Rivers is the emotional heart and soul of the Chargers (http://www.denverpost.com/broncos/ci_24873906/philip-rivers-is-emotional-heart-and-soul-chargers)
Chargers QB Philip Rivers Is an Entertaining Fellow (http://bleacherreport.com/articles/445521-chargers-qb-philip-rivers-is-an-entertaining-fellow)

These are just some examples, and to be clear I'm absolutely not suggesting that anyone in this thread, or anyone else who dislikes Sherman, is a racist.  But, I do think that both the level of scrutiny this event has been given, and the intensity of the negative reactions to it, does speak to a kind of systematic racial bias or preference that definitely still exists.  I think that that bias is having a strong effect on the way our society is talking about this event.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on January 21, 2014, 05:54:40 PM
I want to make it clear that I have no problem with Sherman patting Crabtree's butt and making the choking signal. That was in the context of the game and that is how he gets an edge, so be it.

I think taking to national airwaves and calling Crabtree mediocre at best and all the rest was douchy. Keep it on the field.

When Thomas made the first interception he pointed and laughed at Boldin as Boldin downed him. Got my blood boiling, but I have no problem with that either.

I hope Richard Sherman gets lit up by Tim Tebow next year.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Benjamin Franklin on January 21, 2014, 07:16:46 PM
For those wondering what actually happened with Richard Sherman, he was suspended for PEDs (Performance Enhancing Drugs) and he said it was adderall. The league is not allowed to disclose the results of those tests. However, the suspension was overturned due to improper handling of the urine sample.

As for racial bias, give me a break. Richard Sherman is a fucking asshole. People dislike him because he's an asshole. Don't even try and compare Philip Rivers and Richard Sherman. There are a lot of differences beyond race. Philip Rivers doesn't tell sports commentators that he's better at life than them, nor does he get into feuds saying he's better than the best player at his position (Revis).
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: garygreen on January 21, 2014, 09:23:13 PM
As for racial bias, give me a break. Richard Sherman is a fucking asshole. People dislike him because he's an asshole. Don't even try and compare Philip Rivers and Richard Sherman. There are a lot of differences beyond race. Philip Rivers doesn't tell sports commentators that he's better at life than them, nor does he get into feuds saying he's better than the best player at his position (Revis).

I just don't see how Sherman's trash talk is any different than any of the other trash talk in the media and on the field.  NFL fans and NFL media tend to laud this behavior in white athletes for 'playing with a chip on his shoulder.'  Just look at how the media talks about Tom Brady.  The same people tend to criticize this behavior in black athletes.  They're disproportionately characterized as arrogant, hostile, overly-aggressive, bad sports, and stupid.  Again, just to be clear, I'm talking in generalities about our national discourse, not you specifically.  I don't want to be misunderstood to be calling anyone a racist for disliking a football player.

And I really don't see any argument for Revis being better than Sherman this season.

http://deadspin.com/a-guide-to-richard-sherman-your-new-favorite-nfl-playe-1504931508
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To start, let's go to our favorite individual metric for coverage, Pro Football Focus's yards per snap in coverage. This stat measures how many yards a defensive back's assigned man gets for every snap he's in coverage. So if a cornerback drops into coverage 50 times in a game and gives up 100 total yards, the number will be 2; if he drops back those same 50 times and gives up 25 yards, it's 0.5. Sherman's number is 0.77 yards per coverage snap—second in the league behind Darrelle Revis's 0.72. This is a preposterous number on its own, but Sherman's targets per snap in coverage—the Deion metric, basically—is 9.5, the best figure in the last two years. There's a huge drop down to Revis at 8.8, and another huge drop to 7.7 for third place Patrick Peterson and Keenen Lewis.

Sherman also leads the league in interceptions, QB Rating against, and coverage snaps per reception, and has one of the lowest ratios of YAC to total yards allowed of all cornerbacks.

And Revis isn't even top-50 in WPA this season: http://wp.advancednflstats.com/defenderstats.php?pos=CB

Also this video

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-films-presents/0ap2000000254372/NFL-Films-Presents-The-trash-talking-cornerback
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on January 21, 2014, 09:54:17 PM
Tom Brady does not talk trash off the field.  I think that is what has people in a tizzy.  Not that he did it on the field.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Benjamin Franklin on January 21, 2014, 11:58:40 PM
Tom Brady is an all-time great playing at QB on one of the most dynasties in history. He is also always classy and says the correct (albeit boring) things in interviews.

Sherman is a loud-mouthed asshole. I love him for it, but if you bash media personalities and conduct post-game interviews like you're in the WWE, you will be (fairly) criticized for it. That's why the media will treat Sherman and Brady differently.

As for Revis, the particular spat I'm referring to took place last year, when Revis was out with a torn ACL. But even if you compare them now, Revis has still had a better career. Sherman is great, no doubt, but he also has amazingly talented safeties while Revis's career (before the Bucs misused him) he was generally one-on-one against the other team's WR1 with no safety help. However, this year, I'd agree Sherman has been the best CB in the NFL.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on January 22, 2014, 06:14:23 PM
Broncos will be an early 3 point favorite. That will change over the next two weeks.

Broncos opened at -2.5, hasn't moved yet.

Speaking of betting.  Sean, how much money do you owe me?
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on January 22, 2014, 07:40:28 PM
$110, i think.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on January 24, 2014, 12:09:56 AM
Roger-Rafa 33: The battle of the blister! 
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on January 24, 2014, 12:04:24 PM
Roger-Rafa 33: The battle of the blister! 

And Federer gets embarassed by Nadal.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on January 26, 2014, 11:58:06 AM
Holy crap!  Wawrinka beat Nadal to win the Australisn Open. I'm shocked.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Benjamin Franklin on January 26, 2014, 06:29:04 PM
Holy crap!  Wawrinka beat Nadal to win the Australisn Open. I'm shocked.
Even the best fall down sometimes...
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Blanko on January 26, 2014, 06:34:21 PM
It's easier if they're injured.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on January 26, 2014, 06:48:06 PM
Yes, but Wawrinka was dominating up until the injury, so I think it was deserving.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: spoon on January 26, 2014, 07:32:24 PM
Nadal deserved it, he uses steroid's >o<
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on January 26, 2014, 07:35:51 PM
Nadal deserved it, he uses steroid's >o<

He's obviously more committed.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: EnigmaZV on February 20, 2014, 08:05:37 PM
CAN vs GBR in the gold medal curling final tomorrow.
Enjoy your silver, because Canada's taking home the gold!
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on February 20, 2014, 11:45:23 PM
CAN vs GBR in the gold medal curling final tomorrow.
Enjoy your silver, because Canada's taking home the gold!

Done and done on the women's side. Hockey too!  Hope our men's teams make us proud tomorrow!
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on February 21, 2014, 07:03:55 PM
Our men's curling team gave GBR the business. Not even 10 ends!

4 minutes left in the hockey semi-final. Let's go!
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on February 21, 2014, 07:20:29 PM
We play Sweden for gold on Sunday.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: EnigmaZV on February 21, 2014, 07:23:58 PM
We do. I have to get up at 4am to watch the thing though.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on March 19, 2014, 08:37:20 PM
Bruins have won ten straight, i like how they're looking.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on March 19, 2014, 09:27:48 PM
Sean-Are the Pats re-signing Wilfork?  Do you care?
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on March 19, 2014, 09:40:53 PM
Signing Revis was a great success. I wouldn't be devastated if he left, but I think the Patriots will resign him. He is just playing his hand and trying to get a better offer from the Patriots.

Can he get much more from another team, after just coming back from a major injury?
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on March 19, 2014, 10:16:24 PM
Doubt it. Hope he comes back strong, but they should probably look for some help in run-stopping.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Benjamin Franklin on March 21, 2014, 03:28:16 AM
Any NFL draft nerds at FES?
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: pilot172 on April 14, 2014, 12:03:35 PM
when I read nfl peole posts im all like what in the hell is defense, a play wtf, whats a cb, im so out of touch im gonna stay with my nrl and cricket you hear Australia beat England in the ashes and hopefully 9 years for qld in origin
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on April 14, 2014, 01:18:52 PM
Aldon Smith was arrested at LAX claiming he was carrying a bomb. SF has got to cut this guy.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Benjamin Franklin on April 15, 2014, 03:38:22 AM
Aldon Smith was arrested at LAX claiming he was carrying a bomb. SF has got to cut this guy.
On the other hand, he's really fucking good.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on April 15, 2014, 06:05:13 PM
On the other hand, he's really fucking good.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on April 15, 2014, 08:48:23 PM
The NHL playoffs begin soon
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on April 17, 2014, 01:24:11 PM
Aldon Smith was arrested at LAX claiming he was carrying a bomb. SF has got to cut this guy.
On the other hand, he's really fucking good.

So is Aaron Hernandez, but at what point is it not worth it?  For me that line is making bomb claims at LAX.  I can no longer trust him to exercise good judgement, which is an important trait in my mind.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: beardo on April 17, 2014, 01:34:17 PM
Sports is boring.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on April 17, 2014, 04:16:32 PM
Sports is boring.

Sports or GTFO
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Benjamin Franklin on April 18, 2014, 05:40:24 AM
Aldon Smith was arrested at LAX claiming he was carrying a bomb. SF has got to cut this guy.
On the other hand, he's really fucking good.

So is Aaron Hernandez, but at what point is it not worth it?  For me that line is making bomb claims at LAX.  I can no longer trust him to exercise good judgement, which is an important trait in my mind.
Aaron Hernandez is going to jail for a long, long time. Aldon Smith probably won't see jail time (in my non-lawyer opinion).
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on April 18, 2014, 06:14:10 AM
Aldon Smith was arrested at LAX claiming he was carrying a bomb. SF has got to cut this guy.
On the other hand, he's really fucking good.

So is Aaron Hernandez, but at what point is it not worth it?  For me that line is making bomb claims at LAX.  I can no longer trust him to exercise good judgement, which is an important trait in my mind.
Aaron Hernandez is going to jail for a long, long time. Aldon Smith probably won't see jail time (in my non-lawyer opinion).

Irrelevant.  Neither can be trusted at this point to make good decisions.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on April 18, 2014, 01:44:25 PM
False equivalency.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on April 18, 2014, 07:14:05 PM
Nope. I am not saying they are the same type of bad decision. What I am saying is, "There are two good football players who I would not trust to have on my team."
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Thork on April 20, 2014, 09:40:33 PM
Liverpool are going to win the league.  :'(
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on April 29, 2014, 06:42:46 PM
Donald Sterling hates black people.  Discuss.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on April 29, 2014, 08:15:48 PM
Donald Sterling hates black people.  Discuss.

Not sorry to see him go.  He is a pretty terrible person, and this certainly is not the first time.

Having said that, I am a little concerned about the fact it was a private conversation being recorded.  I would imagine his mistress violated the law unless she disclaimed prior to the conversation that she was recording it.  Everyone says things in private that they wouldn't in public.  Imagine if you were judged on some of the things you have said to your friends in a private setting.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on April 29, 2014, 09:11:05 PM
Donald Sterling hates black people.  Discuss.

Not sorry to see him go.  He is a pretty terrible person, and this certainly is not the first time.

Having said that, I am a little concerned about the fact it was a private conversation being recorded.  I would imagine his mistress violated the law unless she disclaimed prior to the conversation that she was recording it.  Everyone says things in private that they wouldn't in public.  Imagine if you were judged on some of the things you have said to your friends in a private setting.

Fair enough.  Fortunately, I am not a sincere racist, only a facetious one.  I am pretty sure in Canada this situation would not be a violation of any law.  Any party in a conversation is welcome to record it without consent, only a third party must disclose it... I think.  I am going to check.

EDIT: In Canada, there is "one-party consent". In California it is illegal, so I expect a whopping lawsuit heading her way, knowing who Donald Sterling is.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on April 29, 2014, 10:56:33 PM
The Bruins and Canadiens will be a good series.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on April 29, 2014, 11:50:05 PM
The Bruins and Canadiens will be a good series.

Care to back that up with a wager?
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on April 30, 2014, 12:10:25 AM
20 dollars says its a good series
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on April 30, 2014, 12:44:19 AM
Define good.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on April 30, 2014, 05:20:32 AM
20 dollars says its a good series

I see you've wised up since last year.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on May 01, 2014, 01:24:36 AM
Btw, Raptors rule. Fuck Brooklyn.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: spanner34.5 on May 01, 2014, 10:10:39 AM
Hull City for the cup.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on May 29, 2014, 11:42:09 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BoxiQczCcAE9sgi.jpg:large)
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on May 31, 2014, 07:26:08 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BoxiQczCcAE9sgi.jpg:large)

<3
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Vindictus on June 18, 2014, 09:21:05 PM
Really good match between Australia and Holland this morning. Was expecting Australia to get thrashed but they did quite well. Hopefully we can beat Spain.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: EnigmaZV on June 18, 2014, 10:44:18 PM
I'm rooting for Germany, as Canada isn't even good enough to get in. I like that you guys call your team the Socceroos, it shows that you're serious about the sport.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Vindictus on June 19, 2014, 12:00:03 AM
It is a cool name, but we generally do that with most of our teams (eg. Hockeyroo's, although they're better at hockey than we are at Soccer). It's nice to see the team competing with some of the best in the world. I'll probably start paying attention to another team when we're inevitably eliminated.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on August 23, 2014, 12:11:00 AM
Hear it here first, patriots are AFC champs and will face the Seahawks.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on August 23, 2014, 03:00:58 AM
Hear it here first, patriots are AFC champs and will face the Seahawks.

I half agree. I think the Seahawks offense will stall to such a point that their D can't save them and they will lose an ugly 13-10 game in the NFC Championship to SF. SF then controls the clock on NE and wins the superbowl 21-17
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on August 24, 2014, 04:15:00 AM
Why would NE make it to the SB again? The AFC does have a few decent teams, and the Broncos will still be significantly better than the Patriots. NE plays in an incredibly weak division. They don't get tested and aren't ready for the best teams. The middle of their schedule is rough but they close with all division games. They will win their division, and then get bounced, as usual.

SF or SEA will take the Superbowl this year. Hopefully SF. One, because I am a SF homer and two, because repeating as SB champs is very hard to do. But it wouldn't be shocking if SEA pulled it off.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Benjamin Franklin on August 24, 2014, 05:30:47 AM
Teddy Bridgewater and friends are winning the Superbowl, but thanks for playing everyone.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on October 14, 2014, 08:29:36 PM
Tom Brady and the rest of the offense appear to finally be in midseason form. The defending AFC East champs have won their last two games, outscoring their opponents 80-39.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Jack1704 on October 18, 2014, 07:05:10 PM
I thought this was about sports
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: spanner34.5 on October 20, 2014, 02:11:38 PM
Arsenal only drew at home to Hull City
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Jack1704 on October 20, 2014, 10:16:08 PM
Arsenal only drew at home to Hull City
Man U playing out for a valuable point against the high flying baggies
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on October 20, 2014, 11:09:18 PM
High flying baggies
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Jack1704 on October 21, 2014, 07:41:17 PM
High flying baggies
Tearing up trees
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Benjamin Franklin on October 23, 2014, 01:55:04 AM
The Vikings are bad. The Packers shall not win the NFC North. Go Lions!
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: spanner34.5 on October 27, 2014, 04:02:48 PM
Liverpool only drew at home to Hull City.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Particle Person on October 27, 2014, 06:04:44 PM
(http://o.onionstatic.com/images/26/26644/original/700.jpg?5335)
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on October 27, 2014, 06:42:03 PM
Yesterday was great. Patriots killed, Jets got killed and it was all very hilarious
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Jack1704 on October 27, 2014, 09:05:32 PM
Currently watching my beloved Villa getting ripped apart by a team managed by a man cant read or write and sets up bank accounts in his dogs name.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Thork on October 27, 2014, 09:29:59 PM
Currently watching my beloved Villa getting ripped apart by a team managed by a man cant read or write and sets up bank accounts in his dogs name.
QPR are shocking.

Also Cleverly. If he is crap playing for Man Utd, who imagines he'll be good playing for a team with general dross around him?
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Jack1704 on October 31, 2014, 12:20:55 AM
Currently watching my beloved Villa getting ripped apart by a team managed by a man cant read or write and sets up bank accounts in his dogs name.
QPR are shocking.

Also Cleverly. If he is crap playing for Man Utd, who imagines he'll be good playing for a team with general dross around him?
whoah.... cleverley is a great player. If by player you mean a spacktard who is under qualified to to be a 'colour in the lines' painter
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on October 31, 2014, 12:33:11 AM
At the age of 33, Roger Federer will most likely be the year end number one for a record tying sixth year.  The man is incredible.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on November 03, 2014, 06:46:21 AM
This is where the Patriots do not lose another regular season game 
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on November 04, 2014, 06:14:11 PM
This is where the Patriots do not lose another regular season game

They need to lose a regular season game to get any setbacks out of the way. They need to not lose another post-season game. I am sure you would have rather had them lose a week 12 game in 2007 instead of waiting until the Super Bowl to biff it.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on November 04, 2014, 06:19:18 PM
Home field advantage will be huge, especially for the patriots. Their odds drastically increase. But yes, obviously they must win in playoffs.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on November 04, 2014, 06:35:29 PM
Home field advantage will be huge, especially for the patriots. Their odds drastically increase. But yes, obviously they must win in playoffs.

They'd still get home field with another loss. I am pulling for the Pats this year, and I am telling you they need to lose. Either this week at IND or at GB would be good losses. Then, go on a tear before the playoffs and be the hottest team going in.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on November 08, 2014, 05:32:12 AM
Fun Fact: no team has a winning record against the Brady patriots.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Benjamin Franklin on November 08, 2014, 05:28:21 PM
Fun Fact: no team has a winning record against the Brady patriots.
I'm fairly sure the Giants do if you include the postseason.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Jack1704 on November 14, 2014, 02:23:09 PM
Hand egg is not a sport.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on November 14, 2014, 03:15:10 PM
Fun Fact: no team has a winning record against the Brady patriots.
I'm fairly sure the Giants do if you include the postseason.

It's true.  The patriots are 2-3 vs the Giants since 2001.

http://www.pro-football-reference.com/boxscores/game_query.cgi?tm1=nwe&tm2=nyg&yr=all
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on November 24, 2014, 02:21:09 AM
Switzerland wins the Davis Cup and SF pulled out a late win. It's been a good day.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on January 07, 2015, 03:19:08 AM
Patriots are on to playing Baltimore at Gillette. I can't see them losing, really. I want to see the Cowboys, because why not it could happen
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on January 07, 2015, 04:53:53 AM

Patriots are on to playing Baltimore at Gillette. I can't see them losing, really. I want to see the Cowboys, because why not it could happen

But Baltimore has taken the last two out of three at Gillette in the playoffs. Flacco owns it there.

Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on January 07, 2015, 05:04:51 AM
Darelle Revis will be the difference maker, he will shut down half the field, like he does.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on January 10, 2015, 09:53:11 PM
Darelle Revis will be the difference maker, he will shut down half the field, like he does.

Sorry Sean, Pats are getting rekt... I was pulling for Tom Terrific, too :(
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on January 10, 2015, 09:58:46 PM
I took my rage out on my coffee table, no one died.  Except the coffee table.

Over a year later, time for redemption for my Buckeyes. Although they redeemed themselves last month when they crushed Wisconsin in the Big 10 Championship 59-0. Now that they beat Alabama, I don't see Oregon having a chance. Oregon is a 6-7 point favorite, but I see the Buckeyes winning by 14+... Of course, I will take a 1 point win.

The coffee table this year is unbreakable by human feet, so all I can do is hope for the best.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on January 10, 2015, 10:47:39 PM
Darelle Revis will be the difference maker, he will shut down half the field, like he does.

Sorry Sean, Pats are getting rekt... I was pulling for Tom Terrific, too :(

My cheering for Tom has paid off. Tied up...
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on January 11, 2015, 12:02:31 AM
It's not over. The officiatinghas made me throw up a little
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on January 11, 2015, 12:08:30 AM
Edelman threw a 50 yard pass
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on January 11, 2015, 12:10:48 AM
Junker pls
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on January 11, 2015, 12:59:41 AM
What a game
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on January 11, 2015, 03:52:46 AM

What a game

Win chicken dinner
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on January 11, 2015, 01:19:01 PM
Darelle Revis will be the difference maker, he will shut down half the field, like he does.

Sorry Sean, Pats are getting rekt... I was pulling for Tom Terrific, too :(

The Ravens are winning by a landslide.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on January 11, 2015, 06:18:45 PM
Darelle Revis will be the difference maker, he will shut down half the field, like he does.

Sorry Sean, Pats are getting rekt... I was pulling for Tom Terrific, too :(

The Ravens are winning by a landslide.

literally rekt...

So, one of the bye week teams has to lose today... Which one will it be?
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Roundy on January 11, 2015, 07:15:32 PM
Probably the Packers unfortunately.  :(

Although the way Peyton was playing toward the end of the season I wouldn't be surprised to see a loss there either.  Maybe two weeks of rest will make a difference.  I'm not sure depending on CJ Anderson to pick up the slack will cut it in the playoffs.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on January 13, 2015, 05:32:06 AM
I took my rage out on my coffee table, no one died.  Except the coffee table.

Over a year later, time for redemption for my Buckeyes. Although they redeemed themselves last month when they crushed Wisconsin in the Big 10 Championship 59-0. Now that they beat Alabama, I don't see Oregon having a chance. Oregon is a 6-7 point favorite, but I see the Buckeyes winning by 14+... Of course, I will take a 1 point win.

The coffee table this year is unbreakable by human feet, so all I can do is hope for the best.

Absolute domination by the Buckeyes of Ohio State. Some silly turnovers kept the game close in the first half, but they pulled away just as they should've.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on January 13, 2015, 07:08:12 AM
Patriots will river dance all over the Colts, Tom Brady will,with another ring, cement his place as the best quarterback  of all time
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on January 13, 2015, 04:26:42 PM
Patriots will river dance all over the Colts, Tom Brady will,with another ring, cement his place as the best quarterback  of all time

I hope so. I am not sure if anyone but Gronk can score on Seattle's D.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Benjamin Franklin on January 16, 2015, 02:57:24 AM
The Colts are the only team worth rooting for anymore.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on January 18, 2015, 04:45:38 PM
Patriots will river dance all over the Colts, Tom Brady will,with another ring, cement his place as the best quarterback  of all time

Seattle will pressure Brady all day and that is Tom's Kryptonite. It will be like the two Super Bowls against the Giants but Seattle has a better linebacking corp and secondary and Wilson is better than Eli Manning. I expect Seattle to win again and the score will be 21-17.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on January 18, 2015, 08:32:05 PM
If Seattle even makes it. They're looking absolutely awful right now.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Benjamin Franklin on January 18, 2015, 09:43:55 PM
Packers are winning  :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on January 18, 2015, 10:53:04 PM
Packers are winning  :'( :'( :'(

The Seahawks are winning by a landslide.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on January 18, 2015, 11:05:41 PM
Big finish coming up!
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on January 18, 2015, 11:10:22 PM
Fucking Lynch.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on January 18, 2015, 11:40:09 PM
Fucking Seahawks...
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Benjamin Franklin on January 18, 2015, 11:55:16 PM
Good job Seahawks. Now Colts go win now.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on January 19, 2015, 12:31:01 AM
Colts will win by a landslide
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on January 19, 2015, 12:46:20 AM
Pats up by 2 TDs (about to be more). This can only mean the Colts pull off the win.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on January 19, 2015, 02:09:48 AM
Colts will win by a landslide

This seems to be assured now.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on January 19, 2015, 02:16:47 AM
Aaaand boom goes the dynamite
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on January 19, 2015, 02:46:36 AM
This is embarrassing
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on January 19, 2015, 02:46:44 AM
As much as I hope I am wrong, I think the Seahawks will win handily and go back to back for the first time in a decade. The Bills have the best D that Tom played all season.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on January 19, 2015, 03:31:15 AM
As much as I hope I am wrong, I think the Seahawks will win handily and go back to back for the first time in a decade. The Bills have the best D that Tom played all season.

After watching the Seahawks have trouble with the Packers running game, and knowing that they can be vulnerable to a passing attack down the middle, I will give the Seahawks only a slight edge.  Gronk and Blount could give the Seahawks fits provided Tom does not wilt under a good pass rush (a big if).  Some of those trick plays Belicheck has been running could also confuse the somewhat undisciplined nature of the Seahawks.

I still think the Seahawks go back to back, but it will be a close game.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on January 19, 2015, 05:39:06 AM
I can't wait... It will be a showdown no doubt. Belichick has gone nuts also, receivers throwing TD passes, offensive lineman catching touchdown passes. And Blount was unreal
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on January 19, 2015, 04:38:21 PM
http://m.bleacherreport.com/articles/2334592-patriots-reportedly-investigated-by-nfl-for-using-deflated-footballs-vs-colts

#ballgate2015
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on January 19, 2015, 04:55:24 PM
http://m.bleacherreport.com/articles/2334592-patriots-reportedly-investigated-by-nfl-for-using-deflated-footballs-vs-colts

#ballgate2015

This is literally the only reason the Patriots won.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on January 19, 2015, 11:56:57 PM
Tom Terrific loves saggy balls.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Jack1704 on January 20, 2015, 06:19:30 PM
League Cup Semi Finals start tonight. Booooooom
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on January 20, 2015, 07:18:16 PM
Tom Brady has more postseason wins than 21 franchises
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on January 20, 2015, 07:42:17 PM
Tom Brady has more postseason wins than 21 franchises

*coughs* The Patriots win games.  Tom just contributes.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on January 20, 2015, 07:58:10 PM
Irrelevant
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on January 20, 2015, 08:43:01 PM
We all know Adam Vinatieri was the only reason the Patriots won those other 3 Superbowls.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on January 20, 2015, 09:03:01 PM
We all know Adam Vinatieri was the only reason the Patriots won those other 3 Superbowls.

Fact.  In fact, the Patriots would likely have won 5 superbowls if Tom could withstand a pass rush now and then.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on January 20, 2015, 09:06:07 PM
Brady is constantly under pressure and has just 2.37 seconds (6th fastest time in the NFL) to get rid of the ball every time he drops back to pass before the pressure bears down, according to Pro Football Focus.

Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on January 20, 2015, 09:08:36 PM
Brady is constantly under pressure and has just 2.37 seconds (6th fastest time in the NFL) to get rid of the ball every time he drops back to pass before the pressure bears down, according to Pro Football Focus.



Well too bad he is no good under pressure then eh?
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on January 20, 2015, 09:09:40 PM
But he is though.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on January 21, 2015, 07:15:01 PM
I wish we could stop talking about #DeflateGate because it's so dumb, but we cannot. And if we win, unless new information comes to light, the patriots will be discredited forever.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Benjamin Franklin on January 21, 2015, 07:22:40 PM
I'd hate for the Patriots cheating to tarnish their legacy. That would just be unfair.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on January 21, 2015, 07:37:44 PM
I know you're being sarcastic, but it really would be. The competitive advantage aside from perhaps a psychological advantage because quarterbacks like a certain "feel" to the ball, is negligible and Aaron Rodgers essentially said he likes to push league ball specifications for his benefit. "cheating" I feel is too strong a word, just like I wouldn't call someone pulled over for speeding a "criminal". It's just really dumb, like speeding, they pay the fine and move on.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Benjamin Franklin on January 21, 2015, 10:26:45 PM
The ball was deflated, assuming it was an intentional act by the Pats, to help the run game grip the ball. The advantage is minor but does exist.

Regardless, I just hope this doesn't become the only narrative leading up to the game.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on January 21, 2015, 11:36:59 PM
I wish we could stop talking about #DeflateGate because it's so dumb, but we cannot. And if we win, unless new information comes to light, the patriots will be discredited forever.
If the Patriots could resist cheating, however minor it may be, we would not have to talk about it. It is a stupid controversy though. The Pats crushed the Colts despite two bad deep balls from Tom. You can bet if the Pats lose the Seahawks will rub in how they beat a bunch of cheaters. Please Pats win!
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on January 22, 2015, 12:03:29 AM
I wish we could stop talking about #DeflateGate because it's so dumb, but we cannot. And if we win, unless new information comes to light, the patriots will be discredited forever.
If the Patriots could resist cheating, however minor it may be, we would not have to talk about it. It is a stupid controversy though. The Pats crushed the Colts despite two bad deep balls from Tom. You can bet if the Pats lose the Seahawks will rub in how they beat a bunch of cheaters. Please Pats win!

If it had been another team, it wouldn't be a controversy, really, other than a passive mention on Sports Center
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on January 22, 2015, 12:07:28 AM
I'm glad we have a couple of known cheaters in the Super Bowl. I don't see how New England pulls this off though. That D comes up major in prime time under the spotlight, just like all of Slick Pete's teams.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on January 22, 2015, 01:32:13 AM
I'm glad we have a couple of known cheaters in the Super Bowl. I don't see how New England pulls this off though. That D comes up major in prime time under the spotlight, just like all of Slick Pete's teams.

I think a lot of it depends on NEs O-Line. If they can force Seattle in to blitzing to get pressure and run block well enough to keep the ball they have a good chance at getting opportunities for Gronk to Gronk them. (Edelman too)
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on January 22, 2015, 02:26:33 AM
Could Bill have any more tricks up his sleeve to fool their defense, or are they better than that?
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on January 22, 2015, 04:19:06 AM
They are pretty undisciplined for such an elite defense. I think Bill could get some penalties out of them?
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on January 22, 2015, 06:44:22 AM
Assuming Bill doesn't get suspended for being a big fat cheater.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on January 22, 2015, 09:36:06 PM
Looks like the Patriots will get away with this one, I don't think Brady would deny everything had they not known the state of the investigation.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on January 31, 2015, 07:22:09 AM
I believe the Patriots win by double-digits. Blount will run for one, Brady will throw 2 TD passes, at least. Discuss or something
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on January 31, 2015, 03:10:39 PM
I believe the Patriots win by double-digits. Blount will run for one, Brady will throw 2 TD passes, at least. Discuss or something

Are we still good for $20 straight up?

Pats don't score more than 14... Beast mode comes alive in the 2nd half and Pats get run out of the building.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Roundy on January 31, 2015, 04:23:07 PM
No, I need the Pats to win 28-21 so I can win $200 in my office blocks pool.  I guess I could settle for the Seahawks winning 21-18 though.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on January 31, 2015, 05:48:37 PM
Junker: Yes.

No-one can cover Rob Gronkoswki, also.

(http://www.providencejournal.com/incoming/20141104-gronk.jpg.ece/BINARY/w620x413/gronk.jpg)



Beast Mode, Legion of Boom, Richard Sherman, hard to believe we're actually playing against a group of adults.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Vindictus on January 31, 2015, 11:29:42 PM
Australia won the Asian cup. Take that, Americans.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on February 01, 2015, 12:01:13 AM
Australia won the Asian cup. Take that, Americans.

An American won the (women's) Australian Open. Your move...
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Vindictus on February 01, 2015, 12:22:09 AM
Australia won the Asian cup. Take that, Americans.

An American won the (women's) Australian Open. Your move...

I watched that match for about 2 minutes before switching to the soccer.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on February 01, 2015, 01:01:27 AM
Australia won the Asian cup. Take that, Americans.

An American won the (women's) Australian Open. Your move...

I watched that match for about 2 minutes before switching to the soccer.

Because the American is so bloody dominant. 
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Thork on February 01, 2015, 12:06:19 PM
Australia won the Asian cup. Take that, Americans.

An American won the (women's) Australian Open. Your move...

So in America ...
(http://www.finemess.com/serena.jpg)
this is a woman?
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on February 01, 2015, 03:19:17 PM
So in America ...
(http://www.finemess.com/serena.jpg)
this is a woman?


As much as this is a woman in the UK...

(http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/01414/Boyle-Final-3_1414084i.jpg)

Except that this one is not shooped...
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on February 01, 2015, 03:20:19 PM
Australia won the Asian cup. Take that, Americans.

An American won the (women's) Australian Open. Your move...

So in America ...
(http://www.finemess.com/serena.jpg)
this is a woman?

Thork. Still single.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on February 01, 2015, 03:21:22 PM
Anyway, back to sports. The Seahawks win by 14-21.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Benjamin Franklin on February 01, 2015, 03:58:24 PM
I just hope both teams lose. But I hope the Seahawks lose more. I predict -21 to -14.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on February 01, 2015, 07:01:26 PM
Patriots win without breaking a sweat. 31-17
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on February 01, 2015, 07:08:33 PM

Patriots win without breaking a sweat. 31-17

It's going to be a repeat of last year... 42-10, Seattle.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on February 02, 2015, 01:59:51 AM
Patriots are winning by a landslide. Sean?  Are you with me?
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on February 02, 2015, 03:46:37 AM
What a game... Best one in a while. Tom is cemented on the Mt. Rushmore of quarterbacks.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Particle Person on February 02, 2015, 03:47:53 AM
Who won the Superb Bowl? The Tennessee Tigers?
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on February 02, 2015, 04:08:31 AM
What a game that was. Junker owes me 20 dollars. Or like -80, something like that
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on February 02, 2015, 04:32:00 AM

What a game that was. Junker owes me 20 dollars. Or like -80, something like that

Let's stick with -80. I'll think about that while I cash the $500 I won laying $525 on the Pats money line at -105.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on February 02, 2015, 04:56:39 AM
Why the fuck is seattle passing the football on the 1 yard line,  with the most powerful running back in the league?
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on February 02, 2015, 05:05:33 AM

Why the fuck is seattle passing the football on the 1 yard line,  with the most powerful running back in the league?

It may go down as the worst call in the history of the Super Bowl.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on February 02, 2015, 05:15:41 AM
Sherman is a cunt, and that dude who started a fight after losing, very classy. I am happy for Tom. though. However. throwing 2 terrible picks should be an MVP DQ
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rushy on February 02, 2015, 05:22:16 AM
I don't care much for NFL games, but I do work with a bunch of Seattle fans I get to poke in the morning. Har har har.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on February 02, 2015, 04:29:50 PM
Sherman is a cunt, and that dude who started a fight after losing, very classy. I am happy for Tom. though. However. throwing 2 terrible picks should be an MVP DQ

Did Sherman do something post-game?  I know he plays a villain, but I think it is just an act.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on February 02, 2015, 05:45:28 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/te2UHvb.jpg)
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on February 02, 2015, 05:47:54 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B8zxA4qCEAM7U1b.jpg)
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: garygreen on February 03, 2015, 12:24:15 AM
Everything that happened after the Packers game was a freeroll.  I'm never going to turn down my nose at a Super Bowl appearance.  Good season.

And Pete's call was fine.  It absolutely was not the worst call in Super Bowl history.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on February 03, 2015, 01:16:07 AM
Best football game evar
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on February 03, 2015, 01:34:51 AM
Everything that happened after the Packers game was a freeroll.  I'm never going to turn down my nose at a Super Bowl appearance.  Good season.

And Pete's call was fine.  It absolutely was not the worst call in Super Bowl history.

After listening and reading expert analysis, I agree that Carroll is getting a bad rap. It was actually a statistically safe play that was meant to give them two shots at running the ball in leaving no time on the clock. Turns out an unknown DB had practiced defending that exact play, saw Wilson telegraphing the pass and jumped the route, out-muscling someone much larger than him.

The first INT in over 100 passing attempts from the 1yd line this year.

Suck it Seahawks.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rushy on February 03, 2015, 01:37:25 AM
Most people just wanted the Seahawks to win because they hate the shit out of Tom Brady.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on February 03, 2015, 01:45:16 AM
The jelly is strong in the NFL, no doubt.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Benjamin Franklin on February 03, 2015, 02:30:35 AM
Thank god the NFL is over so we can all focus on the real best sporting event: The NFL Draft
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on February 03, 2015, 03:41:11 AM

Thank god the NFL is over so we can all focus on the real best sporting event: The NFL Draft

Another year the Vikings whiff...
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Benjamin Franklin on February 03, 2015, 05:57:14 AM

Thank god the NFL is over so we can all focus on the real best sporting event: The NFL Draft

Another year the Vikings whiff...
We drafted the greatest linebacker and QB in the NFL last year, and that was only the first round. I expect four hall of famers this draft.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Roundy on February 04, 2015, 03:58:34 AM

Why the fuck is seattle passing the football on the 1 yard line,  with the most powerful running back in the league?

It may go down as the worst call in the history of the Super Bowl.

Cost me $200.  I had 4/4 on my block pool, which won me the 2nd and 3rd quarter for $100 each.  I also had 1/8 and the final score was worth $200.  I could have won 80% of the money in the whole pool if they had just handed the fucking ball to Lynch.  >o<
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on February 04, 2015, 04:02:52 AM
Edelman shoul've been MVP that guy was unreal.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on February 04, 2015, 01:03:22 PM
Now we can concentrate on the only story that matters: were footballs slightly deflated in a game whose outcome it did not affect.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on February 04, 2015, 06:21:04 PM
Now we can concentrate on the only story that matters: were footballs slightly deflated in a game whose outcome it did not affect.

But what if it affected the Baltimore game? Who knows how many years and how many games this has been happening. In a blowout game, it may not matter, but in a field goal game it very well may matter.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on February 04, 2015, 06:53:50 PM
Now we can concentrate on the only story that matters: were footballs slightly deflated in a game whose outcome it did not affect.

But what if it affected the Baltimore game? Who knows how many years and how many games this has been happening. In a blowout game, it may not matter, but in a field goal game it very well may matter.

The Patriots are literally Lance Armstrong.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rushy on February 04, 2015, 10:05:43 PM
The ball was probably inflated normally indoors and simply dropped pressure outside due to the cold. Since it can (and does) happen, unless someone comes forward and says "hell yeah I deflated the ball and took pictures of me doing it while doing lines of coke" then there is reason to believe it is simply a case of no one there understanding fluid dynamics.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: beardo on February 04, 2015, 11:15:59 PM
What's so interesting about sports?
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on February 04, 2015, 11:49:35 PM
What's so interesting about sports?

I wonder the same thing about Scandanavian death metal.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on February 04, 2015, 11:51:43 PM
The ball was probably inflated normally indoors and simply dropped pressure outside due to the cold. Since it can (and does) happen, unless someone comes forward and says "hell yeah I deflated the ball and took pictures of me doing it while doing lines of coke" then there is reason to believe it is simply a case of no one there understanding fluid dynamics.

You clearly know nothing about the NFLs standard of evidence.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on February 05, 2015, 05:48:02 PM
It is amazing to me that all these former NFL players are calling Tom Brady a cheat, but not a word about steroids to be found.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Roundy on March 04, 2015, 03:53:41 AM
Well, now that Chip Kelly has murdered my team I'm shopping around for someone to root for who might actually get somewhere next season.  Any suggestions?
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: beardo on March 04, 2015, 03:59:22 AM
What's so interesting about sports?

I wonder the same thing about Scandanavian death metal.
I do too. However, what's so interesting about sports again?
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on March 04, 2015, 05:11:01 AM

Well, now that Chip Kelly has murdered my team I'm shopping around for someone to root for who might actually get somewhere next season.  Any suggestions?

But bro, you're getting Marcus Mariota...
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Ghost of V on March 04, 2015, 05:18:37 AM
What's so interesting about sports?

I wonder the same thing about Scandanavian death metal.
I do too. However, what's so interesting about sports again?


I think it's a homoerotic thing.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Benjamin Franklin on March 04, 2015, 05:21:37 AM
Well, now that Chip Kelly has murdered my team I'm shopping around for someone to root for who might actually get somewhere next season.  Any suggestions?
But he made it better.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Roundy on March 04, 2015, 05:38:28 AM

Well, now that Chip Kelly has murdered my team I'm shopping around for someone to root for who might actually get somewhere next season.  Any suggestions?

But bro, you're getting Marcus Mariota...

At what cost?  When the dust settles will it be worth it?
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on March 07, 2015, 02:58:44 AM

Well, now that Chip Kelly has murdered my team I'm shopping around for someone to root for who might actually get somewhere next season.  Any suggestions?

But bro, you're getting Marcus Mariota...

Maybe. Philly needs to trade up to get a good shot at Mariotta don't they?

Come cheer for the 49ers Roundy. You shan't regret it.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on March 07, 2015, 04:22:03 AM
Maybe. Philly needs to trade up to get a good shot at Mariotta don't they?

Yes, they'd have to risk the future of the organization for the next several years with what they'd have to give up.

When the dust settles will it be worth it?

No.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on March 07, 2015, 04:59:20 AM
if the Patriots sign Revis, i believe they have no competition in the AFC.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on March 07, 2015, 12:23:33 PM
if the Patriots sign Revis, i believe they have no competition in the AFC.

The Bills will make some noise especially if they shore up the QB position.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on March 09, 2015, 08:24:52 PM
See you in 2016 49ers.  You shat the bed this year.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on March 09, 2015, 09:56:53 PM
See you in 2016 49ers.

That is a rather optimistic outlook, the recent things that have happened may set them back a lot of years. I am not sure what the hell happened, but they managed to drop a nuke on what Harbaugh built. Maybe it is just out of spite, I am not sure. They will be lucky if they can get to 7 wins, but it seems like they are aiming for the #1 pick in 2016 already. They can take a QB to replace Kap since it seems he is already on his way out (if he doesn't get traded before this season). A bad day indeed.

On the plus side, maybe they will land Torrey Smith.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Benjamin Franklin on March 10, 2015, 10:10:42 PM
Well, now that Chip Kelly has murdered my team I'm shopping around for someone to root for who might actually get somewhere next season.  Any suggestions?
But he made it better.
I take this back, Chip Kelly may be insane. But in a fun way.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Roundy on March 11, 2015, 01:55:10 AM
Well, now that Chip Kelly has murdered my team I'm shopping around for someone to root for who might actually get somewhere next season.  Any suggestions?
But he made it better.
I take this back, Chip Kelly may be insane. But in a fun way.

I'm not having any fun.  >o<
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on March 11, 2015, 02:13:15 AM
Well, now that Chip Kelly has murdered my team I'm shopping around for someone to root for who might actually get somewhere next season.  Any suggestions?
But he made it better.
I take this back, Chip Kelly may be insane. But in a fun way.

I'm not having any fun.  >o<
Cmon, Frank Gore signing and then rethinking it is pretty fun.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Roundy on March 11, 2015, 02:22:12 AM
 >o<
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on March 11, 2015, 04:19:28 AM
>o<

But, bro, you're getting Sam Bradford and Marcus Mariota... Two national championship losers, it should be super swell.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Roundy on March 11, 2015, 04:42:32 AM
Yeah, Sam Bradford.  I was superpsyched about that one let me tell you.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: beardo on March 11, 2015, 04:44:36 AM
Sport's >o<
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on March 11, 2015, 12:33:26 PM
I bet the Raven's are stoked they spent all that money on Flacco a few years ago. Pretty soon it will be him surrounded by a Chernobyl-like wasteland.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: garygreen on March 11, 2015, 02:36:10 PM
OH HELL YEAH FUCK YES THIS IS AWESOME
(http://i.imgur.com/BC4NwBx.jpg?1)
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on March 11, 2015, 02:55:38 PM
Look another reason not to hand off to Lynch when t really matters!
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Benjamin Franklin on March 11, 2015, 08:03:04 PM
Didn't the Seahawks already trade for an overrated athletic freak with shitty fundamentals two years ago?
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on March 11, 2015, 08:07:27 PM
patriots didn't sign Revis. Oh well.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on March 11, 2015, 09:34:28 PM
patriots didn't sign Revis. Oh well.

Maybe they can sign Cromartie. He said he would not go to NY if Revis did.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on March 11, 2015, 11:33:33 PM
i don't understand the Patriots. they never seem to want to hip all in after a winning season. they could've totally afforded Revis.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on March 12, 2015, 12:28:06 AM
i don't understand the Patriots. they never seem to want to hip all in after a winning season. they could've totally afforded Revis.

Yes, the Patriots obviously don't know how to make roster moves. They also
Have a bigger gap at nose tackle.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Benjamin Franklin on March 12, 2015, 01:36:12 AM
The number of the people on the internet that are a better GM than Bill Belichick is astounding,
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on March 12, 2015, 02:34:02 AM
i doubt most fans would be a better coach, GM, etc. than any at the NFL level. Franklin logic says we shouldn't criticise anyone.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on March 12, 2015, 11:24:21 AM
Franklin's logic says you should say, "I wonder why they didn't sign Revis?"  not, "It was a mistake not to sign Revis."

It's the same with the people who criticized Pete Carroll for passing instead of running. When experts broke it down, it was a very sound, logical football decision. There is a good chance that Belichick is doing the same with Revis.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Roundy on March 13, 2015, 01:46:27 AM
Well, I'm feeling a little better.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: EnigmaZV on March 19, 2015, 08:01:19 PM
March Madness is upon us. Who here is watching?
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on March 19, 2015, 11:09:09 PM

March Madness is upon us. Who here is watching?

Been watching off and on all day far. Sneaking in viewing sessions between work. Going to go watch a few games tonight. Hopefully someone knocks off Kentucky, and OSU gets to the F4 (or at least out of the second round).

Rushy should be happy, an Alabama school pulled a big upset.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on April 12, 2015, 12:44:13 PM
Hey Sean, the Senators asked me to pass a message to the Bruins: go fuck yourself. See that they get it please.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: EnigmaZV on June 23, 2015, 01:00:18 PM
Canada is going to beat England quite handily this Saturday.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on June 23, 2015, 04:09:18 PM
Canada is going to beat England quite handily this Saturday.

This would make me very happy.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: EnigmaZV on June 28, 2015, 02:26:48 PM
At least it was one of the more exciting games to watch, especially compared to the Japan/Australia match.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Jura-Glenlivet on June 29, 2015, 07:36:04 AM
Canada is going to beat England quite handily this Saturday.

This would make me very happy.

You were saying?
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on June 29, 2015, 11:52:01 PM
Canada is going to beat England quite handily this Saturday.

This would make me very happy.

You were saying?

I'm sad. Screw you.

I hope Federer wins Wimbledon and Djokovic finally flunks a PED test.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Jura-Glenlivet on June 30, 2015, 09:37:35 PM
Canada is going to beat England quite handily this Saturday.

This would make me very happy.

You were saying?

I'm sad. Screw you.

I hope Federer wins Wimbledon and Djokovic finally flunks a PED test.

Well we both agree you are sad.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Benjamin Franklin on August 03, 2015, 03:56:10 AM
http://i.imgur.com/YkTlcUx.gifv

There's the entire Ronda Rousey and Bethe Correia fight. Rousey is a fucking animal.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on August 03, 2015, 04:12:27 AM

http://i.imgur.com/YkTlcUx.gifv

There's the entire Ronda Rousey and Bethe Correia fight. Rousey is a fucking animal.

She needs to fight Cyborg.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on August 03, 2015, 05:42:36 AM
I'd only last 35 seconds too
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Jura-Glenlivet on August 03, 2015, 09:31:53 PM


The Ashes!

Cardiff looked like a new dawn after getting thoroughly spanked 5-0 in Australia, but then we lose by 400 at Lords! bowled for 103 in 37 overs on a flat wicket? The Ausies were back.
But then Edgbaston, Finn, back from the dead to bowl 6-79, it looked like we could end it all in two days, but the Ausie tail dug in leaving us to chase 121, at 51-2 things looked shaky but up steps Root to stand with Bell who needed that 65 to silence those who said he was finished, 32 overs in all and England win by eight wickets.
So on to Trent Bridge (Thursday) with no James Anderson and it all to play for.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: garygreen on August 04, 2015, 12:45:26 AM


The Ashes!

Cardiff looked like a new dawn after getting thoroughly spanked 5-0 in Australia, but then we lose by 400 at Lords! bowled for 103 in 37 overs on a flat wicket? The Ausies were back.
But then Edgbaston, Finn, back from the dead to bowl 6-79, it looked like we could end it all in two days, but the Ausie tail dug in leaving us to chase 121, at 51-2 things looked shaky but up steps Root to stand with Bell who needed that 65 to silence those who said he was finished, 32 overs in all and England win by eight wickets.
So on to Trent Bridge (Thursday) with no James Anderson and it all to play for.

Are you talking about Magic: The Gathering?
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Jura-Glenlivet on August 04, 2015, 07:24:16 AM


The Ashes!

Cardiff looked like a new dawn after getting thoroughly spanked 5-0 in Australia, but then we lose by 400 at Lords! bowled for 103 in 37 overs on a flat wicket? The Ausies were back.
But then Edgbaston, Finn, back from the dead to bowl 6-79, it looked like we could end it all in two days, but the Ausie tail dug in leaving us to chase 121, at 51-2 things looked shaky but up steps Root to stand with Bell who needed that 65 to silence those who said he was finished, 32 overs in all and England win by eight wickets.
So on to Trent Bridge (Thursday) with no James Anderson and it all to play for.

Are you talking about Magic: The Gathering?

Cricket dear boy, Cricket!
Bat & ball for grown ups.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Jura-Glenlivet on August 06, 2015, 09:18:35 PM
Pomicide:

Parsifal, Kylie Minogue, Sexpest, Crocodile Dundee, Hugh Jackman, Richie Benaud,  Bickles, Dame Edna, AC/DC, Rupert Murdoch, Banjo Paterson, Steve Irwin, Rolf Harris, Harold Bishop, Skippy the Bush Kangaroo, Tony Abbott can you hear me? Your boys took a hell of a beating! Your boys took a hell of a beating!

Australia, all out for 60 in 18.3 overs. Stuart Broad, eight wickets for 15 runs. All of it done with 20 minutes to go until lunch on the first morning of an Ashes Test.

0 0 6 0 10 1 2 13 1 4 9 plus 14 extras (yes the extras was the top scorer!)

England at close of play were 274-4

The shortest first innings in test history, and guess what? I Fucking missed it!
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Pongo on August 07, 2015, 12:36:43 PM


The Ashes!

Cardiff looked like a new dawn after getting thoroughly spanked 5-0 in Australia, but then we lose by 400 at Lords! bowled for 103 in 37 overs on a flat wicket? The Ausies were back.
But then Edgbaston, Finn, back from the dead to bowl 6-79, it looked like we could end it all in two days, but the Ausie tail dug in leaving us to chase 121, at 51-2 things looked shaky but up steps Root to stand with Bell who needed that 65 to silence those who said he was finished, 32 overs in all and England win by eight wickets.
So on to Trent Bridge (Thursday) with no James Anderson and it all to play for.

Are you talking about Magic: The Gathering?

What's Magic: The Gathering?  Is that a sport?
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Jura-Glenlivet on August 08, 2015, 07:52:11 PM
By an Innings and 78 runs!
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on August 10, 2015, 05:49:36 AM
Well the Blue Jays are fucking awesome right now.  The Yankees were totally smothered by our pitching on the weekend and we had some extremely timely hitting.  Hopefully we can repeat these results next weekend when the Yankees come to Toronto!
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: garygreen on August 11, 2015, 02:12:41 AM
Well the Blue Jays are fucking awesome right now.  The Yankees were totally smothered by our pitching on the weekend and we had some extremely timely hitting.  Hopefully we can repeat these results next weekend when the Yankees come to Toronto!

Your dudes played a great series against the Royals.  That's about as hard as anyone has pummeled our pitching staff in a long time.  We don't often lose a game when we have the lead in the 7th.  It's like just stop hitting the ball already goddamn.

also omg johnny cueto i wish we could keep him forever and ever and ever and ever
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Benjamin Franklin on August 11, 2015, 03:01:24 AM
The Blue Jays, even when they're not stupid stacked like this year, always butt fuck the Twins. Which should make me hate them, but I'll always root for anyone but the Yankees.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on September 15, 2015, 05:48:58 PM
Well, football season is upon us, Tom Brady is still incredible and Gronk is still Gronk. I am gonna go on the record right now, Patriots win the Superb Owl and brady gets a one for the thumb. Gronk is also going to lead me to victory in my first ever fancy football season.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Jura-Glenlivet on September 15, 2015, 08:07:38 PM

Well the football season is upon us, Vardy is still incredible and Leicester come from 2 down to steal the game from Villa and go second (yes second) in the premiership, probably won't last but what a start, nine league games now without a loss and Dyer scoring on his debut.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on September 15, 2015, 08:10:44 PM
Well, football season is upon us, Tom Brady is still incredible and Gronk is still Gronk. I am gonna go on the record right now, Patriots win the Superb Owl and brady gets a one for the thumb. Gronk is also going to lead me to victory in my first ever fancy football season.
There is approximately 0% chance the patriots win the Superbowl.


Well the football season is upon us, Vardy is still incredible and Leicester come from 2 down to steal the game from Villa and go second (yes second) in the premiership, probably won't last but what a start, nine league games now without a loss and Dyer scoring on his debut.
Man City will own the league.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on September 15, 2015, 09:12:56 PM
Well, football season is upon us, Tom Brady is still incredible and Gronk is still Gronk. I am gonna go on the record right now, Patriots win the Superb Owl and brady gets a one for the thumb. Gronk is also going to lead me to victory in my first ever fancy football season.
There is approximately 0% chance the patriots win the Superbowl.

THis is literally not true at all.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Jura-Glenlivet on September 15, 2015, 09:20:54 PM

Well the football season is upon us, Vardy is still incredible and Leicester come from 2 down to steal the game from Villa and go second (yes second) in the premiership, probably won't last but what a start, nine league games now without a loss and Dyer scoring on his debut.
Man City will own the league.


And so they should, they probably spent more on their kit than Leicester spent on players and I love watching Aguero, but don't pick the biggest spending super club if you are a neutral, come struggle with us Junker, it's bad for the heart but so much more fun.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: garygreen on September 15, 2015, 10:50:33 PM
go spurs
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on September 16, 2015, 03:40:04 AM

Well the football season is upon us, Vardy is still incredible and Leicester come from 2 down to steal the game from Villa and go second (yes second) in the premiership, probably won't last but what a start, nine league games now without a loss and Dyer scoring on his debut.
Man City will own the league.


And so they should, they probably spent more on their kit than Leicester spent on players and I love watching Aguero, but don't pick the biggest spending super club if you are a neutral, come struggle with us Junker, it's bad for the heart but so much more fun.

I casually followed Man City the last few years, but I went all in this year and got the Premier League package so I could watch all the games. I am stick on the MC bandwagon for now.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on September 16, 2015, 06:35:38 AM
I decided to throw in with Tottenham Hotspur.  Lets see what happens.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on October 05, 2015, 05:08:32 AM
The Patriots are going to the Superb Owl, that is essentially a given. There is perhaps one team in the NFL that is playing remotely close to the level New England is at. Bill and Brady get one for the thumb and all is right in the universe. Also I am going to win a lot of money with my 4-0 fancy football team
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on October 07, 2015, 08:14:02 PM
I decided to throw in with Tottenham Hotspur.  Lets see what happens.

Terrible. Just terrible.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: garygreen on October 13, 2015, 03:10:20 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/dfg3oj7.jpg)

Suck it, Astros.  See you in game 5.  Right about the time this frame was snapped, my brain was initiating an awesome cascade of chemical reactions that led to much joy and jumping about. 
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on October 13, 2015, 05:08:34 PM
lol baseball

go cubs
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on October 13, 2015, 09:01:14 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/dfg3oj7.jpg)

Suck it, AstrosRangers.  See you in game 5.  Right about the time this frame was snapped, my brain was initiating an awesome cascade of chemical reactions that led to much joy and jumping about.

One little change and you sounded like me yesterday!

lol baseball

go cubs

stfu.  Just because our 49ers are terrible does not mean you have to laugh at baseball.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on October 13, 2015, 09:58:06 PM
but I like baseball
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: garygreen on October 13, 2015, 10:14:22 PM
lol baseball

go cubs

As a connoisseur of hatred for St. Louis, I couldn't agree more.  Fuck the Cardinals.

One little change and you sounded like me yesterday!

I like the Jays a lot, but I really don't want to play Toronto if we make the ALCS, so I hope the Rangers find a way to luck out on y'all again.

49ers are terrible
 

The Chiefs are virtually eliminated already; even if the Royals win the Global Sequence, I'm going to be out of shit to care about until April.  What a bummer.

Maybe I'll buy the NHL season ticket package.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on October 14, 2015, 07:21:46 AM
The Patriots vs Colts game is going to be hilarious.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on October 14, 2015, 12:14:57 PM
Is Luck playing?
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on October 15, 2015, 02:42:38 AM
I think he is questionable.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: garygreen on October 15, 2015, 02:55:47 AM
you can't spell "American League Championship Series" without r o y a l s
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on October 15, 2015, 03:10:26 AM
you can't spell "American League Championship Series" without r o y a l s

See you there!  What a wild game!
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Pete Svarrior on October 16, 2015, 12:42:07 AM
you can't spell "Americon Leayue Champlonship Series" without r o y a l s
w0w it's true
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: garygreen on October 16, 2015, 02:02:26 AM
you can't spell "Americon Leayue Champlonship Series" without r o y a l s
w0w it's true

the word "american" reifies institutionally coercive modes of patriarchal otherization by means of the rhetorical systemization of privilege.

so now i spell "amyrican" with a "y" and it's like, problem solved.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on October 16, 2015, 10:39:50 PM
Looking forward to the Jays winning tonight.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: garygreen on October 16, 2015, 11:10:44 PM
Looking forward to the Jays winning tonight.

IT'S FUCKING ON

(https://i.imgur.com/C9Gsqt5.jpg)
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on October 24, 2015, 04:04:43 PM
Oh good, a World Series that no one outside of Kansas City and New York will want to watch...


Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: garygreen on October 24, 2015, 06:52:08 PM
Oh good, a World Series that no one outside of Kansas City and New York will want to watch...

Sounds like a huge shame for the folks who are going to miss out on two super exciting clubs to watch because of the names on their shirts.

I mean, c'mon, if you like baseball, how could you not be enthralled by Wade Davis pitching his way out of a no-outs-runners-at-the-corners jam, only one run up, to win the pennant?  That's about as awesomely dramatic as baseball gets.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on October 24, 2015, 06:55:32 PM

Oh good, a World Series that no one outside of Kansas City and New York will want to watch...

Sounds like a huge shame for the folks who are going to miss out on two super exciting clubs to watch because of the names on their shirts.

Cubs would've been exciting. This... Not so much.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: garygreen on October 24, 2015, 06:58:10 PM
Cubs would've been exciting. This... Not so much.

lol in other words you're rooting only for clothing
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on October 24, 2015, 06:59:34 PM
That, and history, excitement, etc.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: garygreen on October 24, 2015, 07:39:55 PM
That, and history, excitement, etc.

you mean like making the greatest elimination-game comeback in postseason history against the athletics in last year's wild card game...and then doing it again against the astros this year? not as historical as the cubs winning the series, sure, but it's pretty exciting.

not everyone has to love the royals or anything, but you're definitely missing some exciting baseball.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on October 24, 2015, 08:02:52 PM
But I'm not missing anything :-/
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on October 27, 2015, 05:39:08 AM
I hope the Mets curb-stomp the Royals starting with the Neo-Amish guy who may or may not have decided that game from the stands.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: garygreen on October 27, 2015, 02:55:27 PM
I hope the Mets curb-stomp the Royals starting with the Neo-Amish guy who may or may not have decided that game from the stands.

eh, the jays hit 0-12 w/RISP in that game.  can't put much blame on that HR when the jays had twelve different chances to erase it and failed. 

if anyone decided that game, it was our third base coach, mike jirschele. (http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/25/sports/baseball/after-a-prolonged-wait-a-royals-coach-makes-the-right-decision-in-an-instant.html)
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on October 27, 2015, 07:29:13 PM
I hope the Mets curb-stomp the Royals starting with the Neo-Amish guy who may or may not have decided that game from the stands.

eh, the jays hit 0-12 w/RISP in that game.  can't put much blame on that HR when the jays had twelve different chances to erase it and failed. 

if anyone decided that game, it was our third base coach, mike jirschele. (http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/25/sports/baseball/after-a-prolonged-wait-a-royals-coach-makes-the-right-decision-in-an-instant.html)

I am just mad we fell short.  The Royals are really good and should probably beat the Mets considering how well they hit fastballs.

The Jays season was an unqualified success and Jose Bautista proved he is a big-time performer.  I hope we get a couple of guys like the Royals have in their lineup and a good starter to replace Price.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: garygreen on October 27, 2015, 09:36:25 PM
i like the blue jays a lot.  especially bautista.  they were the one team i was afraid of going into the postseason.

if the mets throw fastballs for strikes, i think the series is ours to lose.  if they change up (lollololololol get it?!?!?!?!?! because a changeup is a type of pitch you know????? hahahahaha omg i'm so funny) and throw us a lot of good breaking balls, we might have out hands full.  our pitching staff is deep, but our starters have been problematic all season.

and if cueto gives us one really good world series start, then between that and the awesome alds game 5 performance, i'll call it a good deal overall.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on October 28, 2015, 05:41:46 AM
Fuck the mets and go patriots
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on October 29, 2015, 04:04:18 AM
Well that World Series was fun. Glad that it's over.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: garygreen on November 02, 2015, 11:34:56 PM

http://mediadownloads.mlb.com/mlbam/2015/11/02/mlbtv_kcanyn_527579583_1200K.mp4


I've maybe never been as excited in my entire life as I was watching Duda misfire to home plate...
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on November 03, 2015, 03:59:09 PM

http://mediadownloads.mlb.com/mlbam/2015/11/02/mlbtv_kcanyn_527579583_1200K.mp4


I've maybe never been as excited in my entire life as I was watching Duda misfire to home plate...

That broke the Mets will.  Congrats to the Royals.  Damn good team.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on November 09, 2015, 03:17:49 AM
This Sounders vs. FC Dallas game is str8 off tha chain yo. PKs coming up with the season at stake.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: garygreen on November 12, 2015, 07:53:25 PM
I'm such a degenerate that I started watching winter league baseball games on the Australian Baseball League's Youtube channel.  Go Brisbane Bandits!

Congrats to the Royals.  Damn good team.

I still can't believe it happened.  I'm pretty sure this is all still a cruel prank that's being played on me.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Jura-Glenlivet on December 14, 2015, 10:30:38 PM
Oh my giddy Aunt! Did Leicester just beat chelsea to go top of the premiership?

Did Vardy and Mahrez score again?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7O7BKmA93NA

Did Junker pick the wrong team?
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on December 14, 2015, 11:27:42 PM
Chelsea is in the gutter this year. It's a long season; Leicester will realize they're overachieving and Man City will return to their proper place at the top.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Jura-Glenlivet on December 15, 2015, 08:36:50 AM
Leicester will realize they're overachieving


Shush your mouth!

I'm hoping the genius that spotted Mahrez & Vardi is out there now finding other gems in the bargain bucket, as it's unlikely that we will be able to hang on to Marhez during the transfer window, your lot will probably pay 25 million for him and play him once or twice, Vardi may stay as he's no spring chicken and he won't get the adoration else where.

In the meantime let me dream on.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on January 03, 2016, 05:55:53 PM
Patriots should easily win today and lock up home feild advantage throughout the playoffs, thus locking up a trip to the superb owl
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on January 03, 2016, 06:32:57 PM
If their defense can not be shit and Tom Brady throws the ball. Best passer in the game throws once in 2 of their first possessions...
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on January 03, 2016, 06:42:55 PM
Oh boy, Sean... Probably because Edelman is hurt.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on January 03, 2016, 06:49:32 PM
Ugh Suh with the late, low hit on Brady. That guy is a dick
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on January 03, 2016, 08:58:47 PM
Literal lols, what is happening, Sean? If Pats blow this, they will lose home field because the Broncos get the cupcake Chargers.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on January 03, 2016, 09:00:37 PM
I don't understand why they even started Brady if this was their game plan. What a terrible game
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on January 06, 2016, 09:50:09 PM
Edelman and Hightower present for patriots walk-through. Everything is going to be okay
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on January 06, 2016, 10:05:27 PM
All of the home teams are underdogs this week. There's some money to be made there.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on January 06, 2016, 10:11:05 PM
I wouldn't put money on any of them anyway. But I hope the Vikings win.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on January 06, 2016, 10:55:07 PM
Of course you won't. You can't lay money on other stuff when you still owe me for all the bets you lost...
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on January 06, 2016, 10:59:35 PM
I need to win money to pay you back, duh.

My ultimate want is to see the patriots beat the Vikings in the Superbowl because Franklin
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on January 06, 2016, 11:16:26 PM
I'm actually hoping for a Vikings/Chiefs Super Bowl.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Benjamin Franklin on January 07, 2016, 02:27:19 AM
If the Vikings win the Superbowl I will be drunk for a week straight. Fact.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: garygreen on January 07, 2016, 02:41:52 AM
I'm actually hoping for a Vikings/Chiefs Super Bowl.

that sounds great to me.  not to shit on the vikings or anything, but i'd definitely rather play them than carolina or arizona.

not that the chiefs are any kind of powerhouse.  super happy about 11-5 and all (didn't see that coming in august by any stretch of the imagination), and avoiding mistakes can take you far in the nfl, but our schedule has been p soft, and i don't love our chances against playoff-caliber teams.  fortunately we don't have to play one this sunday...

seriously, if the chiefs are one and done AGAIN, i'm going to...i dunno, cry or something.

go chefs
(https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/hphotos-xpa1/t51.2885-15/s320x320/e35/12353243_1713752808858925_1745819554_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on January 07, 2016, 03:20:57 AM
If the Vikings win the Superbowl I will be drunk for a week straight. Fact.

You will be drunk for a week straight regardless. A patriots Vikings superb owl would be fun
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Benjamin Franklin on January 07, 2016, 04:47:44 AM
I live pretty close to the Vikings stadium, so I'll try and get some cheap tickets to go.

As for NFL Playoff predictions, I'll put my winner in bold
Chiefs @ Texans
Steelers @ Bengals
Seahawks @ Vikings
Packers @ Redskins
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on January 07, 2016, 05:10:02 AM
I think you're only right about the chiefs, and I only hope the Vikings win, though unlikely
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on January 07, 2016, 05:19:26 AM
Backup QB from Alabama means the Bungles lose. Rest is p okay.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on January 07, 2016, 02:18:31 PM
I think you're only right about the chiefs, and I only hope the Vikings win, though unlikely

I have a feeling the Vikings will get blown out. I can see the Redskins winning too as GB appears to be a hot mess.

Too bad Andy Dalton is hurt because with Pittsburgh's video game offense and horrendous secondary it could have been an epic shootout.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on January 09, 2016, 05:21:25 AM
No Marshawn and temperatures near zero in Minnesota do not bode well for Seattle.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on January 09, 2016, 06:00:23 PM
Near zero? Kinda balmy in Minnesota
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: garygreen on January 10, 2016, 12:46:36 AM
awesome
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on January 10, 2016, 01:14:35 AM
Rekt
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on January 10, 2016, 07:03:07 AM
What a surprise, the Bengals have the game in the bag and they fold under pressure and do retarted shit for no reason. Oh, wait, that is not surprising at all.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on January 10, 2016, 02:52:06 PM
Near zero? Kinda balmy in Minnesota
It was supposed to be as of Friday.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Benjamin Franklin on January 10, 2016, 04:54:09 PM
It's cold af.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on January 10, 2016, 05:21:17 PM
Go Vikings!
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on January 10, 2016, 05:29:13 PM
I too am rooting for the Vikings.

The game last night was one of the most disgraceful games I think I've ever seen. Two players being knocked out cold (one on each side) with helmet to helmet shots, one looking intentional. Ben going down and  Cincy fans cheering his injury and throwing shit while he is being carted off.

Fuck the Bungles.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on January 10, 2016, 05:42:38 PM
I too am rooting for the Vikings.

The game last night was one of the most disgraceful games I think I've ever seen. Two players being knocked out cold (one on each side) with helmet to helmet shots, one looking intentional. Ben going down and  Cincy fans cheering his injury and throwing shit while he is being carted off.

Fuck the Bungles.

Yeah, the only bright spot is that they lost.  Unfortunately, one of the exciting and dangerous teams in the playoffs is now seriously hindered.  Advantage: Patriots.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on January 10, 2016, 06:02:19 PM
I saw the hit at the end of the game, terrible. Didn't know about the fans cheering and being cunts when Ben got injured, that is terrible
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on January 10, 2016, 09:06:51 PM
P sketchy last 10 min...
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on January 10, 2016, 09:31:00 PM
My condolences, Franklin
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Benjamin Franklin on January 11, 2016, 12:18:38 AM
drink drink drunk
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on January 11, 2016, 01:14:36 AM

drink drink drunk
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on January 11, 2016, 07:41:51 PM
I cant decide whether I'd prefer playing the Steelers or Denver. Though, I think the pats will go to the Superbowl in any matchup.

(https://giant.gfycat.com/GranularShockingFly.gif)
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on January 12, 2016, 05:23:00 PM
I cant decide whether I'd prefer playing the Steelers or Denver. Though, I think the pats will go to the Superbowl in any matchup.

(https://giant.gfycat.com/GranularShockingFly.gif)

Gotta be Steelers because their defense is not comparable to Denver's no?  Antonio Brown is in the concussion protocol and Ben will not be 100% even though he is likely to play.  Sounds like they will be lame ducks in Foxborough.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on January 12, 2016, 05:26:06 PM
They're both fine, playing up injuries. Though, I still expect Payton to choke in the likely event the patriots make it that far, and we play Denver. Though he could shit his pants early against the Steelers
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: garygreen on January 12, 2016, 05:48:48 PM
I cant decide whether I'd prefer playing the Steelers or Denver. Though, I think the pats will go to the Superbowl in any matchup.

>counting your chickens before they've played the division round
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on January 12, 2016, 05:52:13 PM
Well being in the AFC championship is what the patriots do...
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on January 12, 2016, 06:53:39 PM
They're both fine, playing up injuries. Though, I still expect Payton to choke in the likely event the patriots make it that far, and we play Denver. Though he could shit his pants early against the Steelers

ESPN reported that Ben has a sprain and torn ligaments in his shoulder. 

http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/14555014/ben-roethlisberger-pittsburgh-steelers-confirms-ac-sprain-torn-ligaments-throwing-shoulder
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on January 12, 2016, 06:57:09 PM
I was joking, Rama. Should be a good week of football, I look forward to it
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on January 12, 2016, 10:13:47 PM
I was joking, Rama.

...

Oh I get it...

I think...

Quote
Should be a good week of football, I look forward to it

Anything less than a Seahawks/Patriots rematch is unacceptable to me.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on January 13, 2016, 04:02:46 AM
Sean... Pats are -5 at -110 this weekend. I'll give you the -5 at +200. Minimum $100 wager. So you get 2-1 on the points...
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on January 13, 2016, 04:20:38 AM
If you explain what that means, maybe
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on January 13, 2016, 04:31:54 AM
We have been over this... Vegas has Pats favored by 5 at -110. So you'd have to bet $110 to win $100 (plus your original $110 wager back). I'll give you the same bet at +200. So, if you bet $100 and they cover at -5, you win $200 (plus your original $100 wager back). Ties push, so a win of exactly 5 means no one gets anything.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on January 13, 2016, 04:40:31 AM
I'll take it
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: garygreen on January 13, 2016, 06:13:27 AM
We have been over this... Vegas has Pats favored by 5 at -110. So you'd have to bet $110 to win $100 (plus your original $110 wager back). I'll give you the same bet at +200. So, if you bet $100 and they cover at -5, you win $200 (plus your original $100 wager back). Ties push, so a win of exactly 5 means no one gets anything.

this is an odd wager.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on January 13, 2016, 09:20:11 AM

We have been over this... Vegas has Pats favored by 5 at -110. So you'd have to bet $110 to win $100 (plus your original $110 wager back). I'll give you the same bet at +200. So, if you bet $100 and they cover at -5, you win $200 (plus your original $100 wager back). Ties push, so a win of exactly 5 means no one gets anything.

this is an odd wager.

Sean owes me hundreds of dollars from previous wagers. I'm giving him a chance to break even.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on January 16, 2016, 11:34:45 PM
Junker remember when I said Gronk and Edelman are fine?
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on January 16, 2016, 11:42:06 PM

Junker remember when I said Gronk and Edelman are fine?

Gronk is fine, Edelman still sucks.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on January 16, 2016, 11:57:25 PM
Nice troll. Looks like the patriots will cover the spread
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on January 17, 2016, 12:46:48 AM
Edelman scored 0 points. Gronk dominated with 2 TDs and saved the game with the onside kick recover.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on January 17, 2016, 12:48:59 AM
Edleman did just have that game clincher. Very aware and heads up play. Well done. Take $200 off what you owe me.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on January 17, 2016, 12:53:34 AM
I've got to pull for Tommy in the AFC now. It's unfortunate he's going to lose to the Cardinals.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: garygreen on January 17, 2016, 01:03:36 AM
ugh whatever football is dumb anyway i'd be embarrassed to be good at it
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on January 17, 2016, 04:31:10 AM
Jesus fuck. After this, I'd be mad to see Green Bay lose
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on January 17, 2016, 04:39:01 AM
Welp, nice try Aaron
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on January 17, 2016, 04:39:53 AM
Literally Fitz.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on January 17, 2016, 06:18:54 AM
Just able to catch the highlights, and the patriots looked good. Really good.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on January 17, 2016, 08:00:20 AM
(https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtp1/v/t1.0-9/12507248_10153293797703053_4100000527742954262_n.jpg?oh=72e657d7422737fd3dbce66f250ed251&oe=57465180)

w0w even I was surprised at this stat
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on January 17, 2016, 04:16:44 PM
OT rules are dumb and unfair in football. The game shouldn't be decided by a coin flip. They should play the 15 minutes.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on January 17, 2016, 04:45:32 PM

OT rules are dumb and unfair in football. The game shouldn't be decided by a coin flip. They should play the 15 minutes.

But coin flips are not worth points...
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on January 17, 2016, 04:47:56 PM
Ugh you know what I mean. I think both teams should have an equal chance on offense
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on January 17, 2016, 04:59:22 PM
Ah, you want something like the college way of OT. I agree it is more fair.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: garygreen on January 17, 2016, 05:58:20 PM
you're both wrong.

the game should end in a tie and both teams get to combine rosters into a hybrid team that will advance to the next round.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on January 17, 2016, 07:06:22 PM
Seahawks are getting lit up, it seems. Can the cards take the panthers??
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on January 17, 2016, 07:11:07 PM

Seahawks are getting lit up, it seems. Can the cards take the panthers??

Not if this Panthers team shows up, I don't think anyone can beat them.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Benjamin Franklin on January 17, 2016, 09:02:44 PM
you're both wrong.

the game should end in a tie and both teams get to combine rosters into a hybrid team that will advance to the next round.
This is the only reasonable solution.

Also SKOL PANTHERS
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on January 17, 2016, 09:05:28 PM
It's the year of Fitz.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on January 17, 2016, 09:30:49 PM
It's another year of TB12. He has all the years
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on January 17, 2016, 10:07:31 PM
Sean, I went big on Steelers to win.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on January 17, 2016, 11:04:58 PM
Sean, I went big on Steelers to win.

Gl. I want the Steelers. Though from what I've been able to watch, neither team looked particularly good
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on January 18, 2016, 12:54:59 AM
Well fug. In still taking the patriots, by two scores, no less.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on January 18, 2016, 01:52:55 AM

Well fug. In still taking the patriots, by two scores, no less.

This will be a curious one with Denver at home. I do enjoy how we constantly hear about all of the up an coming quarterbacks, and yet we get Brady and Manning for the eleven thousandth time.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on January 18, 2016, 02:15:01 AM
Did you watch the game? I saw bits and Denver's offense seemed kinda slow going. We could probably win easily scoring close to thirty
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on January 18, 2016, 02:18:08 AM
Did you watch the game? I saw bits and Denver's offense seemed kinda slow going. We could probably win easily scoring close to thirty

Denver's defense is real good.  Tom is going to get banged up, and it will be close and probably reasonably low scoring.  Unless Gronk, gronks.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on January 18, 2016, 02:24:17 AM

Did you watch the game? I saw bits and Denver's offense seemed kinda slow going. We could probably win easily scoring close to thirty

Denver isn't exciting on offense that's for sure, but the D locked down pretty hard. Bradley Roby from tOSU is a madman.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on January 18, 2016, 02:32:27 AM
Gronk tends to gronk, and Edelman being back really seems to be a huge spark to our offense, and that's not me Edelman meming. Gronk looked as strong as ever against the chefs.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: garygreen on January 18, 2016, 02:53:58 AM
you're both wrong.

the game should end in a tie and both teams get to combine rosters into a hybrid team that will advance to the next round.
This is the only reasonable solution.

right?!

also, i genuinely wish the nfl would change how it runs the clock; the clock should run constantly like in soccer, and whichever team possesses the ball when time expires at the end of each half gets to finish its drive.  there should also be a hard 25 second play clock that starts as soon as the ball is spotted for the next down.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on January 18, 2016, 03:03:24 AM
Meh, the only problem I have with pacing is touchdown -break-  kick-off -another break. I've never been to a football game irl why does this take so long
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on January 18, 2016, 06:07:30 AM
If I'm reading this gibberish correctly, patriots are the favored superb owl champions?
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on January 18, 2016, 03:14:27 PM
Gronk tends to gronk, and Edelman being back really seems to be a huge spark to our offense, and that's not me Edelman meming. Gronk looked as strong as ever against the chefs.

The Edelman-Gronk synergy is wicked strong for Tom Brady.  I fully expect Edelman to get hurt against Denver though.

@Junker How about Chip Kelly coming to our team huh?  Eh?  Nice right?
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on January 18, 2016, 04:26:56 PM
Kip Chelly will undoubtedly have us back at an NFC champ game in no time.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Roundy on January 18, 2016, 10:49:40 PM
Kip Chelly will undoubtedly have us back at an NFC champ game in no time.

Good luck with all that!
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on January 18, 2016, 11:12:40 PM
Ugh such a fitting end the Manning saga. Tom Brady shoves the dagger into his career, and he will forever be known for playing in Brady's shadow. Poetic, really
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on January 18, 2016, 11:40:50 PM

Ugh such a fitting end the Manning saga. Tom Brady shoves the dagger into his career, and he will forever be known for playing in Brady's shadow. Poetic, really

It's 2-2 in the post season Manning v. Brady. I'll take Manning's vastly superior defense this time around.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on January 19, 2016, 12:15:14 AM

Ugh such a fitting end the Manning saga. Tom Brady shoves the dagger into his career, and he will forever be known for playing in Brady's shadow. Poetic, really

It's 2-2 in the post season Manning v. Brady. .

Even better for my storybook ending.

Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on January 24, 2016, 06:24:43 PM
My predictions:

Patriots: 27-17
Cardinals 27-24

boom
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on January 24, 2016, 07:17:49 PM
Except Pats lose, but yeah p good. I didn't bet on football today, I want to enjoy the games. Did bet basketball and hockey though.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Roundy on January 24, 2016, 09:47:06 PM
Patriots not looking so good right now.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on January 24, 2016, 09:54:45 PM
Good god, they look terrible.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on January 24, 2016, 10:24:27 PM
Good thing I bet that bball. This is what you call a winner:

(http://i.imgur.com/NxczezBh.jpg)
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Benjamin Franklin on January 24, 2016, 11:03:31 PM
The Broncos defense is p. good
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on January 25, 2016, 12:02:25 AM
I guess it's time to drink heavily and root for Cardinals
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on January 25, 2016, 12:04:37 AM

I guess it's time to drink heavily and root for Cardinals

Now you're talking some sense.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Benjamin Franklin on January 25, 2016, 02:15:43 AM
I just hope the AFC loses the Superbowl
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on January 25, 2016, 02:26:49 AM
Yeah, not with that Bronc D
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Roundy on January 25, 2016, 02:59:03 AM
Panthers D looks pretty strong too...
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on January 25, 2016, 03:11:53 AM
Denver still does not have strong enough offense, even if their D is strong enough to slow Carolina
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Jura-Glenlivet on February 03, 2016, 10:55:51 PM
Jamie Vardy... 2012 playing non league football, Leicester... Christmas last year bottom of the premiership, written off as a club that would go down the same season they came up, then it all went mad.
Just look at the goal 1.40 into this video, wonderfull.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2RpFOwrH14Q
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Roundy on February 04, 2016, 04:17:05 AM
football

lol
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Jura-Glenlivet on February 07, 2016, 09:16:11 PM

Well Junker you knew I would be here, your adopted team worth 240 plus million, taken apart by one who's total worth doesn't add up to the price City paid for Firmino, just incase you forgot here's the best of our 3 goals.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LgOYxLP1HuY
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on February 07, 2016, 09:52:03 PM
I put 50 on Carolina with a coworker. Could have put 100 but I have bad luck
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on February 08, 2016, 12:09:11 AM
Damn, I should stop betting on sports
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on February 08, 2016, 04:35:31 AM
Well Junker you knew I would be here, your adopted team worth 240 plus million, taken apart by one who's total worth doesn't add up to the price City paid for Firmino, just incase you forgot here's the best of our 3 goals.
Yeah, I got up early to watch, then turned that shit off. I am confident they will go on a big run soon, similar to how they started the season

I put 50 on Carolina with a coworker. Could have put 100 but I have bad luck
That was dumb.

Damn, I should stop betting on sports
You should. I took Denver with the points Won a nominal amount of money.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on February 08, 2016, 04:54:34 AM
Damn, it was a good game though
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on February 08, 2016, 05:46:10 AM

Damn, it was a good game though

It was a terrible game. Just a reminder that offense literally is worthless. Stack that D, win those rings.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on February 08, 2016, 05:57:11 AM
Why is a defensive game terrible?
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: garygreen on February 08, 2016, 02:48:16 PM
goddamn it i hate the fucking broncos
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on February 08, 2016, 03:19:04 PM

Why is a defensive game terrible?

It isn't. Sloppy games are terrible, and this one was pretty sloppy.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Benjamin Franklin on February 08, 2016, 06:47:35 PM
It was a terrible game. Just a reminder that offense literally is worthless. Stack that D, win those rings.
Also defenses get away with a lot more shit in the postseason.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Benjamin Franklin on February 13, 2016, 05:49:30 PM
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/king-peyton-manning-squeaky-clean-image-built-lies-article-1.2530395?cid=bitly
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on February 14, 2016, 08:03:40 AM
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/king-peyton-manning-squeaky-clean-image-built-lies-article-1.2530395?cid=bitly

Good God, that is quite an article
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on February 14, 2016, 08:12:05 AM
Apparently this is old news, but this is the first I am hearing of it. Goddam mannings.

If this is true, I hope this gets some attention pls, because no one should get away with such things.

In other news, the Celtics are really good rn. I'd say #2 in the East. If they make a move before the deadline, they are in business
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on February 26, 2016, 06:03:42 AM
The Celtics are at home for like three weeks and they are looking real good atm
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on February 26, 2016, 06:07:44 AM
Celts need to get Joe Johnson if they want to make a run.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on February 26, 2016, 06:12:19 AM
The Celtics are a fine team as is. Beat the Cavs, gave GS a game. They're finna pick up a few games with this home stretch
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on February 26, 2016, 06:21:03 AM
Sean, the East is stupid weak. Unless they add a piece, I'm not getting even a little bit interested. They should've sold the farm to get Al Horford.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on February 26, 2016, 06:31:33 AM
Nah, they gotta hold on to that Brooklyn pick
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on March 03, 2016, 02:45:39 AM
Celtics are doing really good. They might win the east
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on March 03, 2016, 02:55:20 AM
They're decent. Not likely to win the East unless Cleveland gets worse, which is unlikely.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on March 03, 2016, 02:56:20 AM
But they kicked their butt already
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on March 03, 2016, 03:05:30 AM
In a regular season game...
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on March 03, 2016, 04:05:12 AM
And won convincingly. and are looking better at the moment. Just destroyed Portland who are supposedly good
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on March 03, 2016, 04:40:06 AM
The Celtics will finish 3rd behind Cleveland and my Raptors.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on March 12, 2016, 07:56:28 PM
Obafemi can go fuck himself in China for all I care.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on March 17, 2016, 06:51:28 PM
God I hope the Celtics get KD.

Seems like he's preparing himself for the possibility of moving to Boston.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on March 17, 2016, 06:53:44 PM
They've got a shot. Would be an instant contender in weak Eastern conference if they did.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on March 17, 2016, 07:12:42 PM
Also happy with the moves the Patriots have made this offseason. Sure Super Bowl champs ;)
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on April 04, 2016, 12:46:17 AM
Tipping a drink to Opening Day.

To a good season.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on April 04, 2016, 11:42:28 AM
Tipping a drink to Opening Day.

To a good season.

Slaintë!
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: garygreen on April 04, 2016, 04:19:42 PM
bow down before your baseball overlords, and pay tribute to the most holy royals of kansas city.  we're probably going to win all 162 this season.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on April 04, 2016, 06:08:49 PM
Go Red Sox
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Roundy on April 04, 2016, 10:40:25 PM
GO 'NOVA! WHOOOOO!
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on April 05, 2016, 04:22:35 AM
GO 'NOVA! WHOOOOO!
You must have peed yourself
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on April 05, 2016, 04:29:14 AM
Red Sox were supposed to play today but their game was delayed for no reason. Opening day tomorrow!
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: BlueMoon on April 05, 2016, 10:39:56 AM
bow down before your baseball overlords, and pay tribute to the most holy royals of kansas city.  we're probably going to win all 162 this season.


Aw yeah.  I have a huge KC Royals flag hanging up in my suite, and I'm looking forward to wearing my Royals shirts all season long. 
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on May 05, 2016, 04:28:33 AM
Man City blew it in the Champions League semi finals :(

As long as they hold serve, they'll be back next year. Still a good season, but very underwhelming for such a high payroll.

In other news, my Mariners are currently in first place in the AL West :D
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on May 05, 2016, 05:16:14 AM
Celtics Blew it and Patriots are favored to win the Superbowl and Buchholz finally has a decent game

In case anyone was wondering about Boston
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on May 05, 2016, 05:23:11 AM
Oh Yeah and I kinda hope brady is suspended because I wanna see what Jimmy G got and even if they lose the first four games they are in the playoffs lol
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Roundy on May 05, 2016, 05:33:46 AM
Sam Bradford is a whiny bitch.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Benjamin Franklin on May 05, 2016, 06:52:17 PM
I mean given the fact that the Eagles are a shitty dysfunctional mess, can you blame him for wanting to leave?
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Roundy on May 05, 2016, 08:29:32 PM
I mean given the fact that the Eagles are a shitty dysfunctional mess, can you blame him for wanting to leave?

If I'm being paid a guaranteed 13 mil a year for being mediocre I deal with it and do my fucking job. Your point makes no sense anyway because his biggest problem is that he knows he won't be an Eagle for much longer.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Benjamin Franklin on May 06, 2016, 02:57:43 AM
I mean given the fact that the Eagles are a shitty dysfunctional mess, can you blame him for wanting to leave?

If I'm being paid a guaranteed 13 mil a year for being mediocre I deal with it and do my fucking job. Your point makes no sense anyway because his biggest problem is that he knows he won't be an Eagle for much longer.
Due to the old rookie wage scale, Sam has already made plenty of money. Sam probably wants to succeed and prove he's a top tier NFL QB, and considering he's now on his second clusterfuck of a franchise he's probably sick of the bullshit. If they aren't wiling to make him their guy, he wants to go to a team that will. He was likely told he would be the guy, but when a franchise trades that many resources for your replacement, clearly they don't have faith in him.

Let's be honest, the Eagles weren't a QB away from greatness. Trading that many draft resources for a QB when you're fine at the position is asinine. I'd want off that sinking ship too.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on May 06, 2016, 03:58:49 AM
Anyone else excited to see Italian Brady in action?

edit:
Except that might not happen until next year but he'll be traded by then :(
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on May 06, 2016, 05:46:15 AM
I mean given the fact that the Eagles are a shitty dysfunctional mess, can you blame him for wanting to leave?

If I'm being paid a guaranteed 13 mil a year for being mediocre I deal with it and do my fucking job. Your point makes no sense anyway because his biggest problem is that he knows he won't be an Eagle for much longer.
Due to the old rookie wage scale, Sam has already made plenty of money. Sam probably wants to succeed and prove he's a top tier NFL QB, and considering he's now on his second clusterfuck of a franchise he's probably sick of the bullshit. If they aren't wiling to make him their guy, he wants to go to a team that will.

No team is going to make Sam Bradford their guy.  He has been mediocre and injury prone his entire career.

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He was likely told he would be the guy, but when a franchise trades that many resources for your replacement, clearly they don't have faith in him.

He was given a 2-year contract.  Hardly a "their guy" kind of deal.  I think he was given a chance to prove himself, with decent guaranteed money out of respect for the couple of flashes of high level play he has displayed. 

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Let's be honest, the Eagles weren't a QB away from greatness. Trading that many draft resources for a QB when you're fine at the position is asinine. I'd want off that sinking ship too.

This.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on May 15, 2016, 04:31:09 PM
A fairly boring final day of Premier League. Other than the evacuation at Old Trafford because of the pipe bomb.

Man City is in the Champions League again, assuming Man U doesn't win by 19 goals whenever that game happens.

Great season. Props to Leicester.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on May 15, 2016, 10:49:32 PM
The Raptors advance to the Eastern final for the first time in franchise history. I am not optimistic of their chances against Cleveland, but we are playing with house money now. Hopefully something big happens.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on May 16, 2016, 03:30:13 AM
Cleveland is going to sweep them. Toronto maybe gets one. That's about as big as it's going to get. Still a good season for them, though.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on June 14, 2016, 01:31:59 AM
May this final forever taint Lebron's legacy.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on June 14, 2016, 01:49:30 AM
May this final forever taint Lebron's legacy.

top kek
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on June 18, 2016, 12:53:04 AM
Would anyone be interested in playing fantasy football? I've got a couple other friends who are interested. I'd probably do it through ESPN fantasy football, you can do it on a computer and there's an app for it
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on June 18, 2016, 01:44:04 AM
you can do it on a computer and there's an app for it

o w0w rly? even on a computer?!

But yes, I'm interested. Will there B money involved?
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Roundy on June 18, 2016, 02:57:10 AM
I'm definitely interested.  We're talking about real football here, right?
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on June 18, 2016, 03:14:38 AM
you can do it on a computer and there's an app for it



o w0w rly? even on a computer?!

But yes, I'm interested. Will there B money involved?

Heh I only said that calling I've only used the app, but not everyone has a smart phone. I'd be willing to put up some money,(50-$100?) though I may not necessarily be able to vouch for everyone on the league, and I don't want to be responsible for people not paying.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on June 18, 2016, 03:17:33 AM
I've actually never really hosted one of these, and only played once season.  is it customary to pay beforehand, or just pay the winner at the end? Most of the people on it if it works out will be internet friends
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on June 18, 2016, 04:42:30 AM
Usually you pay the commissioner beforehand.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on June 18, 2016, 12:50:26 PM
Usually you pay the commissioner beforehand.

Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on June 20, 2016, 04:36:11 AM
Alright, that was a pretty amazing win by the Cavs.  Ruh-spect.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on June 20, 2016, 04:40:50 AM
Alright, that was a pretty amazing win by the Cavs.  Ruh-spect.

It was off the chain, yo. LeBron is officially and forever the GOAT.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on June 20, 2016, 04:48:07 AM
Alright, that was a pretty amazing win by the Cavs.  Ruh-spect.

It was off the chain, yo. LeBron is officially and forever the GOAT.

Michael Jordan will steal your child for even thinking that.  I am not sure how bad it will get for you, now that you have written this, but, may God have mercy on your soul.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on June 20, 2016, 05:36:49 AM
Alright, that was a pretty amazing win by the Cavs.  Ruh-spect.

It was off the chain, yo. LeBron is officially and forever the GOAT.

Michael Jordan will steal your child for even thinking that.  I am not sure how bad it will get for you, now that you have written this, but, may God have mercy on your soul.

Honestly tho, Jordan never did anything that could remotely compare to this run...
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on June 20, 2016, 05:48:03 AM
Alright, that was a pretty amazing win by the Cavs.  Ruh-spect.

It was off the chain, yo. LeBron is officially and forever the GOAT.

Michael Jordan will steal your child for even thinking that.  I am not sure how bad it will get for you, now that you have written this, but, may God have mercy on your soul.

Honestly tho, Jordan never did anything that could remotely compare to this run...

Honestyly tho, Jordan never faced adversity like this, because he crushed his opponents...

He never even faced an elimination game in the finals, much less lose 4.  You want to argue that this single postseason run was better than any of Jordan's you could probably make a case, and it would be close, but overall body of work, c'mon now... Jordan is impeccable.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on June 20, 2016, 02:29:50 PM
Honestyly tho, Jordan never faced adversity like this, because he crushed his opponents... He never even faced an elimination game in the finals, much less lose 4.

I know the cool thing to do is to over romanticize the past, but you say this as if it is somehow an indictment of LeBron. Jordan never faced adversity on the biggest stage because when there was actual adversity, his teams were bounced out of the playoffs before the finals. Jordan never beat his biggest foes. I will give him a pass on the early losses to the Celtics since it was early in his career, but he was eliminated three years in a row by the Pistons. It wasn't until the Pistons hit a decline that he got the better of them, and then the Pistons were never heard from for over a decade.

  You want to argue that this single postseason run was better than any of Jordan's you could probably make a case, and it would be close, but overall body of work, c'mon now... Jordan is impeccable.

You qualify this in a weird way, almost like it would take an effort to see why this championship was so significant. LeBron's team beat the best regular season team in NBA history. First title to Cleveland in over 5 decades. 3rd team ever to force a game 7 after being down 3-1 in the finals, first team ever to win that game 7. All of that was achieved by literally beating the team that won more games in one season than any other, besting Jordan's 95-96 Bulls. If you can point me to a more significant championship from Jordan, I would love to see it.

The fact is that as it stands, Jordan is still the best player we have ever seen (not including arguments about Magic, Russell, etc.). But, at age 31, Jordan and LeBron had the same number of titles. We don't know if he will be able to amass 3 more, or even one more for that matter. But it isn't unfathomable for LeBron to dethrone His Airness when all is said and done.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on June 20, 2016, 04:39:47 PM
Honestyly tho, Jordan never faced adversity like this, because he crushed his opponents... He never even faced an elimination game in the finals, much less lose 4.

I know the cool thing to do is to over romanticize the past, but you say this as if it is somehow an indictment of LeBron.

Lebron has choked in the finals in a way few superstars ever have.  Yes, it is in an indictment if we are talking about the GOAT. 

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Jordan never faced adversity on the biggest stage because when there was actual adversity, his teams were bounced out of the playoffs before the finals. Jordan never beat his biggest foes. I will give him a pass on the early losses to the Celtics since it was early in his career, but he was eliminated three years in a row by the Pistons.

He had terrible teams behind him at that time.  I know LBJ made it to the finals with a bad team too, but in '07 LBJ did not face an all-time great team like the Pistons.  And I am not sure why you are so down on the teams Jordan beat in the finals: the Lakers were definitely well past their prime, so no surprise there, but the Trailblazers, Suns, Sonics and Jazz were all really good teams, with a lot of depth.  Lebron also beat some good teams (Spurs, GS) and lost to good teams (Spurs, GS, Mavericks) he beat a decent OKC team.  In terms of the strength of opposition I see them as pretty even and in their championship prime, they both came out of weak conference's.

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It wasn't until the Pistons hit a decline that he got the better of them, and then the Pistons were never heard from for over a decade.

Which is pretty much the same situation LBJ had with the Celtics.  Call it even?

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  You want to argue that this single postseason run was better than any of Jordan's you could probably make a case, and it would be close, but overall body of work, c'mon now... Jordan is impeccable.

You qualify this in a weird way, almost like it would take an effort to see why this championship was so significant. LeBron's team beat the best regular season team in NBA history.

The best team with the MVP having an MCL injury requiring surgery, and their key defensive player receiving a shitty and probably unwarranted suspension at a pivotal moment.  Not saying this to disqualify the run, but it would not be like if Seattle beat the Bulls in '96, where the Bulls were firing on all cylinders.

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First title to Cleveland in over 5 decades.

Irrelevant.  The championship is significant for Cleveland, but I don't see how it makes Lebron a better player.

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3rd team ever to force a game 7 after being down 3-1 in the finals, first team ever to win that game 7.

This is probably what makes the run the most special.  That it came on the back on a shitty suspension to the player that was making Lebron look mediocre thus far cannot be overlooked.  Again, it does not disqualify the run, but it also does take some of the fairy tale out of it for me. 

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All of that was achieved by literally beating the team that won more games in one season than any other, besting Jordan's 95-96 Bulls. If you can point me to a more significant championship from Jordan, I would love to see it.

Jordan never faced the kind of adversity LBJ faced mostly because he demolished good teams.  That is why it is tough to look at this series for me and say it was better than anything Jordan ever did, because Jordan was never in a comparable situation.  He never went in to the finals as the underdog, and not because the teams he faced weren't of high quality, but because he was so dominant and such a thorough and excellent closer, that it was never really a series like this one was.  Basically when it came time to take care of business, Jordan took care of business.  He may have had off-nights shooting wise, but he never looked mediocre out there, even at the age of 36.

What Jordan did do is 3-peat as champion, which no team since the Celtics of the 50s and 60s had done, not the Showtime Lakers, not the Bird Celtics, and he did it twice.  This left many left to speculate, if he didn't retire, could he have won 8 straight?  And many think that that would have been a definite possibility.  This idea is unfathomable for Lebron who has been too inconsistent in his finals closing and who appears at times uncomfortable asserting his game.  Look at the 2011 finals, games 1-3 of this final or when Lebron was saved from the choking tag in his win against the Spurs by Ray Allen and Chris Bosh. 

Jordan has the highest playoff scoring average and the highest efficiency rating of any player in NBA/ABA history.  In the '93 finals, for example, Jordan scored 40+ over 4 games, including 55 in game 4. This series win, where he was just on another level from even fellow HOFers, clinched the first 3-peat and was Jordan at the absolute unchallenged height of his power.   Beyond that one finals, Jordan had all sorts of classic games along the way (check out this (http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/page/nbarankpelton-1-5/best-nba-finals-games-nos-1-5) for some highlights), with the Flu Game, Game 6 of the '98 finals, and his 3-point onslaught against the Trailblazers coming to mind right away.  It is performance at an extraordinarily high level for a long period of time that distinguishes Jordan, not one run, or put another way, his run of note was over an 8 year period.

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The fact is that as it stands, Jordan is still the best player we have ever seen (not including arguments about Magic, Russell, etc.). But, at age 31, Jordan and LeBron had the same number of titles. We don't know if he will be able to amass 3 more, or even one more for that matter. But it isn't unfathomable for LeBron to dethrone His Airness when all is said and done.

It isn't unfathomable but you said:

It was off the chain, yo. LeBron is officially and forever the GOAT.

Which is a much different position.

Lebron is going to have a tough time taking Jordan off his throne though because of all the losses and because he will likely fade at an earlier age than Jordan because he started playing 4 years earlier and will likely not take 1 1/2 years off in the next two seasons.  It is not impossible, and Lebron is the kind of physical freak that may have stamina and longevity that will surprise me. I hope one day that I begrudgingly have to dethrone Jordan because of LBJs continuing exploits, as I may be forced to do in Tennis with Novak Djokovic (total aside I am totally convinced Novak is on PEDs, but have no way to prove it).  I hope I do have to, because that would be monumental and extraordinary and the kind of thing that makes me a sportsfan.

It will be interesting to see where the NBA goes from here, considering many, including myself were dethroning Lebron before the playoffs even started.  In taking out Lebron, he can safely assert his King title again and wait for Draymond, Curry and Klay to come knocking again.  I wonder if Lebron will be in a Cleveland uniform when it happens or if Lebron might be elsewhere, perhaps with Chris Paul this time.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on June 20, 2016, 05:26:40 PM
Lebron has choked in the finals in a way few superstars ever have.  Yes, it is in an indictment if we are talking about the GOAT.

He definitely had some blunders which he was not equipped to handle at the time and at that age. Likely attributed to the insane expectations  (anointed at age 16...) and age of social media where the critics piled on nonstop. I do wonder how Jordan would have responded to such criticism in the modern age, but that is neither here nor there.

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but in '07 LBJ did not face an all-time great team like the Pistons.
Are you being serious right now? The recent Spurs are objectively an all-time great team.

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And I am not sure why you are so down on the teams Jordan beat in the finals: the Lakers were definitely well past their prime, so no surprise there, but the Trailblazers, Suns, Sonics and Jazz were all really good teams, with a lot of depth.
I am not down on them, but there weren't any memorable groups in that bunch outside of the Stockton/Malone Jazz. Memorable players, yes, but certainly not any foes or rivalries.

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In terms of the strength of opposition I see them as pretty even and in their championship prime, they both came out of weak conference's.
Other than this year's Warriors team, I agree with both points.

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Which is pretty much the same situation LBJ had with the Celtics.  Call it even?
Even.

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The best team with the MVP having an MCL injury requiring surgery, and their key defensive player receiving a shitty and probably unwarranted suspension at a pivotal moment.
Every team is banged up. No one was using the injury card when the MVP was dropping 25-30+ games during this series. The suspension was maybe shitty, but not unwarranted. What was unwarranted is that he hadn't been suspended prior.

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Not saying this to disqualify the run, but it would not be like if Seattle beat the Bulls in '96, where the Bulls were firing on all cylinders.

I Disagree.

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First title to Cleveland in over 5 decades.

Irrelevant.  The championship is significant for Cleveland, but I don't see how it makes Lebron a better player.
It is certainly relevant. Legends are made by doing things no one else has ever done before.


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This is probably what makes the run the most special.  That it came on the back on a shitty suspension to the player that was making Lebron look mediocre thus far cannot be overlooked.  Again, it does not disqualify the run, but it also does take some of the fairy tale out of it for me.

Mediocre in what way? Scoring only, maybe, and that is only the first two games. LeBron dominated the rest of the time, regardless of Green's presence. That is why LeBron was the first player ever to lead either team in points, blocks, rebounds, assists, and steals in the finals. You make it sound like Green didn't play the other six games...


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Jordan never faced the kind of adversity LBJ faced mostly because he demolished good teams.
He still never beat his biggest foe, that has a lot of impact for me. Jordan's teams didn't start making runs until other hall of famers joined the roster, along with a hall of fame coach. What happened to the Bulls when Jordan left the first time? They went from 57-25 with MJ to 55-27 without, with Pippen finishing second in the MVP vote. They were one call/play away from getting back to the conference finals that year. What happened when LeBron left the first time? Cleveland was relegated to the draft lottery.


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he was so dominant and such a thorough and excellent closer, that it was never really a series like this one was.  Basically when it came time to take care of business, Jordan took care of business.  He may have had off-nights shooting wise, but he never looked mediocre out there, even at the age of 36.
I agree with most of this.

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What Jordan did do is 3-peat as champion, which no team since the Celtics of the 50s and 60s had done, not the Showtime Lakers, not the Bird Celtics, and he did it twice.  This left many left to speculate, if he didn't retire, could he have won 8 straight?  And many think that that would have been a definite possibility.  This idea is unfathomable for Lebron who has been too inconsistent in his finals closing and who appears at times uncomfortable asserting his game.  Look at the 2011 finals, games 1-3 of this final or when Lebron was saved from the choking tag in his win against the Spurs by Ray Allen and Chris Bosh. 
LeBron carried teams, singlehandedly sometimes. Jordan put his teams over the top and was deadly, but they didn't disappear when he was gone like the Cavs did when LeBron left. I agree that the double three-peat is still the most dominating stretch of sport in the modern era.

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Jordan has the highest playoff scoring average and the highest efficiency rating of any player in NBA/ABA history.  In the '93 finals, for example, Jordan scored 40+ over 4 games, including 55 in game 4. This series win, where he was just on another level from even fellow HOFers, clinched the first 3-peat and was Jordan at the absolute unchallenged height of his power. 
Yes, he was unstoppable in his era.

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Beyond that one finals, Jordan had all sorts of classic games along the way (check out this (http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/page/nbarankpelton-1-5/best-nba-finals-games-nos-1-5) for some highlights), with the Flu Game, Game 6 of the '98 finals, and his 3-point onslaught against the Trailblazers coming to mind right away.  It is performance at an extraordinarily high level for a long period of time that distinguishes Jordan, not one run, or put another way, his run of note was over an 8 year period.
I watched every finals game of the second 3-peat stretch, although I wasn't old enough at the time to really appreciate it. It was great, just like LeBron leading all categories for the first time ever in a finals series is great.


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It isn't unfathomable but you said:
It was off the chain, yo. LeBron is officially and forever the GOAT.
I would have assumed by the G'd-up language, anyone could tell it was hyperbole :-/

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Lebron is going to have a tough time taking Jordan off his throne though because of all the losses and because he will likely fade at an earlier age than Jordan because he started playing 4 years earlier and will likely not take 1 1/2 years off in the next two seasons.  It is not impossible, and Lebron is the kind of physical freak that may have stamina and longevity that will surprise me. I hope one day that I begrudgingly have to dethrone Jordan because of LBJs continuing exploits, as I may be forced to do in Tennis with Novak Djokovic (total aside I am totally convinced Novak is on PEDs, but have no way to prove it).  I hope I do have to, because that would be monumental and extraordinary and the kind of thing that makes me a sportsfan.
The losses make it more interesting for me. Overcoming insane odds that everyone said was impossible, and had been up to that point. Honestly, at this point, I hope he just team hops for a few years and tries to collect rings. Nothing he will do in Cleveland will ever compare to this. It would be great if you could string together a 3-peat, but I think we all know that is highly unlikely. God still hates Cleveland. And yes, Novak is an abuser, though I think many modern day tennis players are.

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It will be interesting to see where the NBA goes from here, considering many, including myself were dethroning Lebron before the playoffs even started.  In taking out Lebron, he can safely assert his King title again and wait for Draymond, Curry and Klay to come knocking again.  I wonder if Lebron will be in a Cleveland uniform when it happens or if Lebron might be elsewhere, perhaps with Chris Paul this time.

I hope LeBron teams up with some veterans and just tries to go on a run before he declines too much. I imagine he has a season or two left at or around this current level before father time shows why he is undefeated. I'd like to see a LeBron, KD, and CP3 team out west take on GSW, or something along those lines.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on June 20, 2016, 05:57:40 PM
Changing topics inside the NBA theme (partly because I don't want to endlessly discuss Jordan, those debates can go on forever), I really hope Portland can add another piece and be even more competitive next season. They were really fun to watch and have a ton of potential. What they got from the talent outside of Lillard was nothing short of incredible, especially with most of the starters being gone.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on June 20, 2016, 06:02:42 PM
Lebron has choked in the finals in a way few superstars ever have.  Yes, it is in an indictment if we are talking about the GOAT.

He definitely had some blunders which he was not equipped to handle at the time and at that age. Likely attributed to the insane expectations  (anointed at age 16...) and age of social media where the critics piled on nonstop. I do wonder how Jordan would have responded to such criticism in the modern age, but that is neither here nor there.

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but in '07 LBJ did not face an all-time great team like the Pistons.
Are you being serious right now? The recent Spurs are objectively an all-time great team.

I was referring to making it to the finals specifically.  The Cavs played the Wizards, Nets and Pistons, and that Pistons team was past its best before date.

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And I am not sure why you are so down on the teams Jordan beat in the finals: the Lakers were definitely well past their prime, so no surprise there, but the Trailblazers, Suns, Sonics and Jazz were all really good teams, with a lot of depth.
I am not down on them, but there weren't any memorable groups in that bunch outside of the Stockton/Malone Jazz. Memorable players, yes, but certainly not any foes or rivalries.

They weren't memorable foes or rivalries because the Bulls were that much better.

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In terms of the strength of opposition I see them as pretty even and in their championship prime, they both came out of weak conference's.
Other than this year's Warriors team, I agree with both points.

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Which is pretty much the same situation LBJ had with the Celtics.  Call it even?
Even.

Sweet.

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The best team with the MVP having an MCL injury requiring surgery, and their key defensive player receiving a shitty and probably unwarranted suspension at a pivotal moment.
Every team is banged up. No one was using the injury card when the MVP was dropping 25-30+ games during this series. The suspension was maybe shitty, but not unwarranted. What was unwarranted is that he hadn't been suspended prior.[/quote]

Curry, even when he scored 25 and 30 was shooting badly.  The suspension was totally unwarranted because that was not a flagrant foul.  It was bullshit.

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Not saying this to disqualify the run, but it would not be like if Seattle beat the Bulls in '96, where the Bulls were firing on all cylinders.

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Why?  You think there was as much of a disparity between these teams as the '96 Bulls and Sonics?

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First title to Cleveland in over 5 decades.

Irrelevant.  The championship is significant for Cleveland, but I don't see how it makes Lebron a better player.
It is certainly relevant. Legends are made by doing things no one else has ever done before.[/quote]

But it doesn't necessarily speak to his GOATiness.


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This is probably what makes the run the most special.  That it came on the back on a shitty suspension to the player that was making Lebron look mediocre thus far cannot be overlooked.  Again, it does not disqualify the run, but it also does take some of the fairy tale out of it for me.

Mediocre in what way? Scoring only, maybe, and that is only the first two games. LeBron dominated the rest of the time, regardless of Green's presence. That is why LeBron was the first player ever to lead either team in points, blocks, rebounds, assists, and steals in the finals. You make it sound like Green didn't play the other six games...

I will concede this.


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Jordan never faced the kind of adversity LBJ faced mostly because he demolished good teams.
He still never beat his biggest foe, that has a lot of impact for me.

He did beat them, just not when you wanted him to.  The Celtics were not really a rival, because Jordan was so young when they were in their prime.  You also do not mention his success against the Cavaliers who were seen as a rival at the time and who Jordan regularly demoralized. 

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Jordan's teams didn't start making runs until other hall of famers joined the roster, along with a hall of fame coach.

Same with Lebron.  It is a team game and we should not be surprised that a good team is needed to win on the biggest stage.

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What happened to the Bulls when Jordan left the first time? They went from 57-25 with MJ to 55-27 without, with Pippen finishing second in the MVP vote. They were one call/play away from getting back to the conference finals that year. What happened when LeBron left the first time? Cleveland was relegated to the draft lottery.

From 2008 to 2010 Cleveland never made it to the finals and only made it to the 2nd round the year before Lebron left, meaning both teams did 2 rounds worse in the year after their top star left.  As the 2011 season went on, Cleveland lost more and more of their roster, so some tanking likely took place as well.  Also, it was moments like Pippen shrank in 1994, that Jordan is legendary for excelling in.

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he was so dominant and such a thorough and excellent closer, that it was never really a series like this one was.  Basically when it came time to take care of business, Jordan took care of business.  He may have had off-nights shooting wise, but he never looked mediocre out there, even at the age of 36.
I agree with most of this.

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What Jordan did do is 3-peat as champion, which no team since the Celtics of the 50s and 60s had done, not the Showtime Lakers, not the Bird Celtics, and he did it twice.  This left many left to speculate, if he didn't retire, could he have won 8 straight?  And many think that that would have been a definite possibility.  This idea is unfathomable for Lebron who has been too inconsistent in his finals closing and who appears at times uncomfortable asserting his game.  Look at the 2011 finals, games 1-3 of this final or when Lebron was saved from the choking tag in his win against the Spurs by Ray Allen and Chris Bosh. 
LeBron carried teams, singlehandedly sometimes.[/quote]

Only once, in 2007 and as I mentioned, he never faced a Bad Boy Pistons level team to make the finals and then obviously lost to the behemoth Spurs. If Jordan had faced a weaker team, it is conceivable that he would have done the same.

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Jordan put his teams over the top and was deadly, but they didn't disappear when he was gone like the Cavs did when LeBron left.

The Bulls  I agree that the double three-peat is still the most dominating stretch of sport in the modern era.[/quote]

In team sports, I would put Roger Federer or Tiger Woods in the overall conversation. [/digression]

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Jordan has the highest playoff scoring average and the highest efficiency rating of any player in NBA/ABA history.  In the '93 finals, for example, Jordan scored 40+ over 4 games, including 55 in game 4. This series win, where he was just on another level from even fellow HOFers, clinched the first 3-peat and was Jordan at the absolute unchallenged height of his power. 
Yes, he was unstoppable in his era.

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Beyond that one finals, Jordan had all sorts of classic games along the way (check out this (http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/page/nbarankpelton-1-5/best-nba-finals-games-nos-1-5) for some highlights), with the Flu Game, Game 6 of the '98 finals, and his 3-point onslaught against the Trailblazers coming to mind right away.  It is performance at an extraordinarily high level for a long period of time that distinguishes Jordan, not one run, or put another way, his run of note was over an 8 year period.
I watched every finals game of the second 3-peat stretch, although I wasn't old enough at the time to really appreciate it. It was great, just like LeBron leading all categories for the first time ever in a finals series is great.[/quote]

Yup.


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It isn't unfathomable but you said:
It was off the chain, yo. LeBron is officially and forever the GOAT.
I would have assumed by the G'd-up language, anyone could tell it was hyperbole :-/

THIS IS SUPER SERIOUS!!! HYPERBOLE IS NOT ACCEPTABLE!!!

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Lebron is going to have a tough time taking Jordan off his throne though because of all the losses and because he will likely fade at an earlier age than Jordan because he started playing 4 years earlier and will likely not take 1 1/2 years off in the next two seasons.  It is not impossible, and Lebron is the kind of physical freak that may have stamina and longevity that will surprise me. I hope one day that I begrudgingly have to dethrone Jordan because of LBJs continuing exploits, as I may be forced to do in Tennis with Novak Djokovic (total aside I am totally convinced Novak is on PEDs, but have no way to prove it).  I hope I do have to, because that would be monumental and extraordinary and the kind of thing that makes me a sportsfan.
The losses make it more interesting for me. Overcoming insane odds that everyone said was impossible, and had been up to that point. Honestly, at this point, I hope he just team hops for a few years and tries to collect rings. Nothing he will do in Cleveland will ever compare to this.

It would be nice in a golden age sort of way if Lebron would just stay in Cleveland.

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It would be great if you could string together a 3-peat, but I think we all know that is highly unlikely. God still hates Cleveland. And yes, Novak is an abuser, though I think many modern day tennis players are.

I don't think Roger did, but that could be my fanboy-ness just as much as my objectivity.

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It will be interesting to see where the NBA goes from here, considering many, including myself were dethroning Lebron before the playoffs even started.  In taking out Lebron, he can safely assert his King title again and wait for Draymond, Curry and Klay to come knocking again.  I wonder if Lebron will be in a Cleveland uniform when it happens or if Lebron might be elsewhere, perhaps with Chris Paul this time.

I hope LeBron teams up with some veterans and just tries to go on a run before he declines too much. I imagine he has a season or two left at or around this current level before father time shows why he is undefeated. I'd like to see a LeBron, KD, and CP3 team out west take on GSW, or something along those lines.

If he goes to GS I will literally put him in the list of most despicable athletes of all time.  I would prefer to see LBJ go to NY with Melo and CP3, get Phil out to coach and end another drought.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on June 20, 2016, 06:57:11 PM
Basketball stuff.

I think we can agree that LeBron has an edge on Jordan solely due to his superior trolling and meme skills. The Ultimate Warrior shirt coming off the plane in Cleveland was top kek.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on June 20, 2016, 07:12:55 PM
Basketball stuff.

I think we can agree that LeBron has an edge on Jordan solely due to his superior trolling and meme skills. The Ultimate Warrior shirt coming off the plane in Cleveland was top kek.

Yes, Jordan had the sense of humor of Himmler.  Lebron is le epic meme GOAT/twitter-master/interview troller
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on June 21, 2016, 07:21:27 PM
@junker

http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/lebron-led-the-cavs-on-one-of-the-greatest-playoff-runs-in-nba-history/?appsrc=sc
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on June 21, 2016, 07:48:00 PM
@junker

http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/lebron-led-the-cavs-on-one-of-the-greatest-playoff-runs-in-nba-history/?appsrc=sc

That's some in-depth analysis. But Charles Barkley doesn't believe in analytics so I don't know if any of this matters...
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on July 02, 2016, 07:41:39 PM
Heh Celtics are meeting with Kevin Durant tonight, and they are bringing in Tom Brady to meet with him. Good move
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on July 02, 2016, 08:05:36 PM
Celtics lost Evan Turner tho :(

Thankfully it was to Portland who in rooting for this upcoming season.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on July 02, 2016, 09:13:54 PM
Novak Djokovic lost in the 3rd round at Wimbledon ending his Grand Slam bid and his streaks of consecutive QFs and SFs. Roger has a nice path to the final now.

With Wawrinka going down, Murray also has a nice path. Looking like 2012 all over again.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on July 03, 2016, 03:29:21 AM
He shoulda hit the PEDs a little harder before the match.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on July 03, 2016, 05:30:36 PM
Celtics sign Horford, could that help lure Durant to boston?
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on July 03, 2016, 05:32:07 PM
That would be really exciting. It would be nice to see the Celtics give Lebron fits again.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on July 04, 2016, 01:56:05 AM
Welp, there goes any chance of the Celtics landing KD. You can't follow meeting TB12 with this shit:

http://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/patriots-julian-edelman-wants-kevin-durant-to-sign-with-the-celtics/
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on July 04, 2016, 04:13:08 PM
I'm so glad KD signed with the Warriors, a team just on the precipice of being a real contender in the league. I think that this addition guarantees a playoff berth, maybe even winning a couple rounds.


Also I fucking hate KD and the Warriors and the NBA. >:(
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on July 04, 2016, 06:38:48 PM
Well that sucks lol
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on July 05, 2016, 03:22:53 AM
KD is the Joe Paterno of basketball. A scared little bitch afraid to do the right thing.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on July 05, 2016, 03:25:12 AM
can GS afford to pay all their stars lol how does that work out
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on July 05, 2016, 03:36:43 AM
They will just have to pay a bunch in luxury tax I guess. It definitely seems like a "win now" move, which is dumb for the Warriors since they built through patience.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on July 05, 2016, 03:48:11 AM
As far as I know they can afford it this year because Curry isn't on a max yet. Given the giant salary cap increase over the next couple years, they can make it work. Plus they aren't paying Barnes and told him to peace the fuck out.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on July 05, 2016, 03:53:11 AM
Is it just me, or have a lot of big men been getting max contracts this off season?
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on July 05, 2016, 04:05:08 AM
Nearly everyone with a pulse is getting a max contract this off season. Cheaper than a max next year. LeBron, KD, Westbrook, Curry, et al will be getting 5 year for 175-200 million next year. Cheaper to lock lesser players into a max now and avoid paying them for 5 years.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on July 13, 2016, 05:57:24 PM
Hope they're not dumb enough to give up anything for Westbrook

Sorry, Sean:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/early-lead/wp/2016/07/13/report-thunder-looking-to-trade-russell-westbrook-soon-celtics-are-frontrunner/
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on July 13, 2016, 06:19:43 PM
Please don't give anything up to have him for one year
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on July 14, 2016, 07:03:41 AM
Im confused about this: Im all for westbrook if he agrees to re-sign with the celtics after next year... But, can the celtics make that part of the deal in a trade, that he'd have to extend, or can the best they do is rely on a non-binding "promise" by westbrook?
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on July 14, 2016, 05:14:12 PM
Im confused about this: Im all for westbrook if he agrees to re-sign with the celtics after next year... But, can the celtics make that part of the deal in a trade, that he'd have to extend, or can the best they do is rely on a non-binding "promise" by westbrook?

They could potentially redo his deal if he agreed to it, but it won't be anything short of him getting an opt out option after next season anyway, unless they work some contract wizardry. Signing a long term deal next year makes the most financial sense for any star player right now. I honestly think Boston would be a great fit for him unless he can go to the Clippers or Spurs, because no one is competing out west, thanks to KD and GSW. He could at least make the ECF for a few years without much more getting added to the Celtics.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on July 14, 2016, 06:42:37 PM
They could do a sign and trade for Westbrook.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on July 15, 2016, 03:50:53 AM
All these trade/free agent rumors around the Celtics are kinda exciting. Even of they don't happen this season, it makes me feel like Boston has enough assets to make huge moves in the best future, and that Boston is finally a spot of interest for free agents.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on July 16, 2016, 03:07:48 AM
Deflategate seems to finally have come to an end, thank god. Glad Brady will serve his suspension, excited to see garoppolo play. Should win at least 3, Brady will come back with a vengeance
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on July 16, 2016, 03:32:32 AM
Deflategate seems to finally have come to an end, thank god. Glad Brady will serve his suspension, excited to see garoppolo play. Should win at least 3, Brady will come back with a vengeance

Pats go 1-3, 2-2 at best with no Brady. Still no successor to the aging great one.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on July 16, 2016, 03:50:52 AM
We shall see.... really looking forward to it. The best coming back with a vengeance is true, at least. Give him another reason he has to prove himself, he will play like an absolute madman
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on July 16, 2016, 03:51:28 AM
We shall see.... really looking forward to it. The Brady coming back with a vengeance is true, at least. Give him another reason he has to prove himself, he will play like an absolute madman
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on July 16, 2016, 04:01:28 AM
You must really be committed to state it once and then quote it. I'm on board.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on July 16, 2016, 04:10:03 AM
That was an accident lol  that the heck
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Benjamin Franklin on July 16, 2016, 04:12:44 AM
The Patriots went 11-5 with Matt Cassel, they can handle four games without Brady.

Also, the Vikings are going to win the Superbowl. Prove me wrong.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on July 16, 2016, 04:15:11 AM
The patriots are going 14-2 or 13-3 heard it here first folks. Also the super bowl
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Roundy on July 17, 2016, 07:52:03 AM
Also, the Vikings are going to win the Superbowl. Prove me wrong.

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Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Benjamin Franklin on July 19, 2016, 03:48:23 AM
Also, the Vikings are going to win the Superbowl. Prove me wrong.

(http://i67.tinypic.com/2417bqt.gif)
Aren't you a fucking Eagles fan?

Also, the Twins fired Terry Ryan. This is the biggest Twins news in like two decades.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Roundy on July 19, 2016, 09:09:00 PM
Also, the Vikings are going to win the Superbowl. Prove me wrong.

(http://i67.tinypic.com/2417bqt.gif)
Aren't you a fucking Eagles fan?

Am I saying the Eagles are going to win the Superbowl?
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on July 21, 2016, 01:42:14 AM
http://www.barstoolsports.com/boston/julian-edelman-is-crushing-homers-and-flawlessly-fielding-grounders-at-fenway-right-now/

Edelman is ready!
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on July 21, 2016, 01:20:49 PM
Ah, that time-honored football workout... Baseball...
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on July 30, 2016, 06:31:35 PM
Just joined the wait list to become a Patriots season ticket holder. Now I have 12 years to get money and also i hope they're still good
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on July 31, 2016, 02:21:12 AM
The BluE Jays have taken the first two games against the Orioles and are now 0.5 games back of the division lead and leading the AL Wild Card race. I love meaningful August and September baseball so hard.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on July 31, 2016, 04:46:33 AM
At the PSG / Leicester City match. Pretty great so far. PSG with the PK, and their goalie is playing lights out 1-0 at the moment.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Jura-Glenlivet on July 31, 2016, 07:59:56 PM

We got mullered!
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Roundy on August 01, 2016, 02:31:38 AM
I thought you guys had your own thread for that shit.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on August 12, 2016, 04:03:56 AM
Patriots have an elite defense this season... Jimmy G will cruise. 3 wins! Brady back with a vengeance
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on August 12, 2016, 04:21:37 AM
Meh, Pats will be lucky to win their division this year. Defense will be average to above average. Offense will be stale until Tom gets back, and we likely see a decline in production from him this year.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on August 12, 2016, 04:28:56 AM
Are you high? The patriots look fantastic this year, assuming no significant drop off from Brady, (no reason to assume otherwise) they're better than last season, offensively and defensively,  and the competition is worse.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on August 12, 2016, 04:35:06 AM
Also thought you loved those odds, which if I understand correctly, the patriots are strong favorites for winning the superb owl
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on August 12, 2016, 04:36:17 AM
There is a reason to assume, given that he isn't getting younger. I'm not sure what looks fantastic about not having their best quarterback to start the season. They can't keep winning forever. They've had a great run, but they'll experience a drop eventually, like every team ever.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on August 12, 2016, 04:48:26 AM
There is no reason to assume Brady, who has a great season last year considering injuries and a shitty line,  will have a sharp decline, and they've improved there team on all fronts.... don't really understand why you think they'll suck, especially considering most of their competition is downgrading
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: beardo on August 12, 2016, 04:51:04 AM
this thread is gay
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on August 12, 2016, 04:52:51 AM
Never said they'll suck, but they won't be as good as the last two seasons. I'll be surprised if no one in the division gives them an actual challenge this year.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on August 12, 2016, 05:20:15 AM
junker, even if the patriots lose  4 games with Jimmy G (they wont) the patriots are unreal... Edelman, gronk, Bennette... Our defense is the best its been in years.... chill
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Jura-Glenlivet on August 12, 2016, 09:08:17 AM
In other (more interesting, global sport) news.

Second day of the 4th test against Pakistan at the Oval.  Moeen Ali's century yesterday helped England claw back from 110 for 5 after our openers collapsed. Again the middle order & tail doing all the work, Bairstow-55 and Woakes-45.

England already 2-1 for the test, Pakistan need a win to draw. England finshed at 328 all out, Pakistan had to hold on for ten minutes before close of play but Aslam was trapped LBW by Broad for 3.

A lovely sunny day coverage just about to start on the BBC online (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/live/cricket/36840121), work is slow, get in.

Edit; Well it's now 12.09, the Pakistani "night watchman" Yasir OUT! Caught Root, bowled Finn, that took longer than it should have.
The night-watchman isn't a nick name it's a position in cricket where a low order batsman comes in at the end of the day to stop better players being dismissed due to failing light, tiredness or the sniper fire that is allowed in the last quarter of an hour of the days play or even the first balls of the new day. 52 for 2.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on August 12, 2016, 12:25:29 PM
junker, even if the patriots lose  4 games with Jimmy G (they wont) the patriots are unreal... Edelman, gronk, Bennette... Our defense is the best its been in years.... chill

I did forget about Bennett. That should pay off when Brady is back.

What's so good about the defense this year? I'm pretty sure it was better two years ago.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Jura-Glenlivet on August 12, 2016, 01:06:34 PM
Well It's nearly 2.00 on a beautiful afternoon and Pakistan are 110 for 2, courtesy of England's fielders dropping 3 catches, appalling, don't get me wrong here, a cricket ball isn't like that spongy thing base ballers still need a square yard of padding to catch, think more of a lump of concrete wrapped in leather and only the keeper is allowed gloves (and they are full of ants), but they are supposed to have practised this shit!
Well at least the ball has started to swing a bit, hope yet.

Edit. 2.45, Moeen Ali on to bowl off spin as the ball softens. Azhar tries the sweep, seems to catch his pad, we call for LBW, Umpire says not out, England call for a review, checked with hotspot finds a white spot on Azhars glove and it’s given out caught, sweet. 143 for 3
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on August 20, 2016, 08:12:14 PM
Man City with a solid opening two showings to start the league.

Looking forward to that Man U match in a few weeks. Going to put Zlatan in his place.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on August 28, 2016, 04:50:14 PM
I have two fantasy football drafts at the same time tonight. Second season playing, I lost by like two fucking points last season in the final... Fuckin amari cooper....
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on August 28, 2016, 05:26:56 PM
Hope you don't have Dez Bryant
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on August 28, 2016, 05:53:36 PM
I have two fantasy football drafts at the same time tonight. Second season playing, I lost by like two fucking points last season in the final... Fuckin amari cooper....

I have two drafts this week. Looking forward to the 12-team, $100 buy in league. Can actually make a decent return. The other one is a scrubby $20 buy in but still fun.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on August 28, 2016, 06:11:28 PM
I'm in a $20, 10 team and $40, 12 team, I think.

Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on August 29, 2016, 05:49:07 AM
I think my fantasy teams will either be really good or really bad :)
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Benjamin Franklin on August 31, 2016, 04:37:40 AM
Yeah, mine in our league is really high risk high upside. No idea how it will turn out.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on September 01, 2016, 09:44:48 PM
Yeah, mine in our league is really high risk high upside. No idea how it will turn out.

I changed my mind. I think my team in our league is gonna be really fucking good.

My other fantasy looks too be a good, safe team. Not fantastic, but I think good enough to make a run
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on September 03, 2016, 11:48:07 PM
It's been an amazing start to the college football season. My OSU won by 67 in a nice tune up game. Having a big party in two weeks when they play Oklahoma, although that game isn't as valuable now that OK lost to Houston.

Wisconsin upset LSU which made me excessively happy because I hate the SEC.

Now I just need USC to upset Alabama. Laid $40 on USC money line at +375. Big underdog, but Alabama is garbage at quarterback and I'm hoping that lets them down.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on September 09, 2016, 03:53:16 AM
Rooting for Denver for the first time ever and they win!

I'll give my official patriots prediction now: 11-5, Superbowl champions, Brady MVP
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on September 09, 2016, 04:36:36 AM
Pats need homefield to win the SB. 11-5 won't be good enough.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on September 09, 2016, 04:44:03 AM
They are the best team in the afc with Brady. Denver can't repeat last year, they're not as good
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on September 09, 2016, 04:45:23 AM
They might be the best team without Brady...we shall see. Can't wait for Sunday
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on September 09, 2016, 02:09:00 PM
They might be the best team without Brady...

Well, no.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on September 09, 2016, 03:34:56 PM
You never know!! My guess is Jimmy G goes 2-2.

Also, Their defense is going to be a top 5 defense, I can feel it.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on September 09, 2016, 05:13:22 PM
I hope so, I have their D in my expensive fantasy league.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on September 09, 2016, 10:38:10 PM
I hope so, I have their D in my expensive fantasy league.

You draft D collectively? Or you just pulled a lot from their ranks?
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on September 09, 2016, 10:48:27 PM
I hope so, I have their D in my expensive fantasy league.

You draft D collectively? Or you just pulled a lot from their ranks?

Defense/Special Teams is one pick. You live and die by what the defense, kickoff, kick return, punt, and punt return teams do. Also why you pick D and kicker last. They are largely irrelevant in most leagues.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on September 10, 2016, 05:01:00 AM
Gronk is out Sunday. Hope the game is competitive at least!

Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on September 11, 2016, 06:57:42 PM
Have Keenan Allen on both my fantasy teams lol and now he's hurt
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on September 11, 2016, 07:26:17 PM
I'm leading in points currently. It's head to head each week, but total points winner for each week gets $50
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on September 12, 2016, 12:45:58 AM
Yooo junker scope Edelman
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on September 12, 2016, 12:47:42 AM
Patriots only need one receiver lol
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on September 12, 2016, 12:52:15 AM
Jimmy looks alright!
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on September 12, 2016, 01:58:36 AM
Jimmy looks alright!
Except not
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on September 12, 2016, 02:37:35 AM
He actually doesn't look bad, aside from the fumble. If the patriots are gonna win they can't turn it over.

Love how Edelman is like our leading rusher
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on September 12, 2016, 03:06:54 AM
Jesus Christ...
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: garygreen on September 12, 2016, 03:31:47 AM
go chiefs
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on September 12, 2016, 03:33:45 AM
Okay so  can we say Jimmy G goes 4-0? Fantastic game
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on September 12, 2016, 04:16:06 AM
3 straight home games, there's a chance. I think they slip up against Houston and go 3-1. The reigns will be ready for a pissed of TB12. Sorry, NFL...
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on September 12, 2016, 04:20:07 AM
Jimmy was fantastic, imo. The fumble shouldn't have happened, but otherwise, didn't make bad decisions.

Edelman is still awesome without brady  :)
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on September 18, 2016, 06:44:41 PM
Jimmy noooo
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on September 18, 2016, 09:04:53 PM
Bye Jimmy. We get to witness the future though.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on September 22, 2016, 08:27:10 PM
Would be absolutely awesome to see patriots win with 3rdg string QB
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on September 22, 2016, 08:54:45 PM
They're probably going to win. Bit of a disadvantage on the short week, but BB has proven it doesn't really matter who he inserts anymore.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on September 23, 2016, 02:16:34 AM
Brisset shows a lot of potential, he is big, athletic, has a decent arm.

Also good work on special teams !


Edit: lol houston hasn't been in patriots territory in offense tonight, and the time of possession is hilariously lopsided


Incredible defense, special teams, coaching. This is hilarious
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on September 23, 2016, 03:41:51 AM
Something interesting I noticed: Edelman seemed to just blow past brissett after his td run, add other teammates and coaches congratulated him. He's so sad without Brady
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on September 23, 2016, 02:52:50 PM
Something interesting I noticed: Edelman seemed to just blow past brissett after his td run, add other teammates and coaches congratulated him. He's so sad without Brady

He's also unnecessary. He will be cut within the next couple years and replaced with a younger, faster version.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on September 23, 2016, 06:33:32 PM
Well brisset needs surgery on his throwing hand. Jimmy G better be ready next Sunday
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on September 23, 2016, 06:43:32 PM
Well brisset needs surgery on his throwing hand. Jimmy G better be ready next Sunday

I want to see Edelman under center.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on September 27, 2016, 04:37:15 AM
Revised prediction: patriots are 13-3, their schedule looks pretty easy.

I want to say 14-2 tbh
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on September 27, 2016, 04:49:52 AM
At this rate, 15-1. Maybe make up for the previous failed perfect season.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Benjamin Franklin on September 27, 2016, 05:24:08 AM
Vikings going 19-0 fuck the league
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on October 08, 2016, 02:01:36 AM
David Price is worth every penny.  The Jays are sad to have lost him.  The 2-0 Jays.... Not the 0-2 Red Sox.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on October 08, 2016, 02:04:08 AM
Just about to post that I'm so happy we're getting our 217 million worth. Now our season rests in the palms of Clay Buccholz. God help us
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Parsifal on October 08, 2016, 12:17:00 PM
The Dutch national football team absolutely dominated in last night's qualifying match for the World Cup against Belarus. Some highlights:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uh0lwy1D7qQ

Good to see them back on top form after their draw with Sweden last month. They're going to need their wits about them to take on France on Monday.

Meanwhile, South Africa's first third-round qualifying match is starting in about 6 hours against Burkina Faso. Hopefully I can find somewhere to stream that match online.

Also Australia seem to be doing quite well in their qualifying matches but I don't really care.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on October 08, 2016, 02:20:26 PM
The Dutch national football team absolutely dominated in last night's qualifying match for the World Cup against Belarus. Some highlights:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uh0lwy1D7qQ

Good to see them back on top form after their draw with Sweden last month. They're going to need their wits about them to take on France on Monday.

Meanwhile, South Africa's first third-round qualifying match is starting in about 6 hours against Burkina Faso. Hopefully I can find somewhere to stream that match online.

Also Australia seem to be doing quite well in their qualifying matches but I don't really care.


Who the fuck actually made this post?

If it is indeed an original by Parsifal, this is objectively the greatest thing you have ever posted.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Benjamin Franklin on October 09, 2016, 04:29:58 AM
gonna rekt sean in fantasy this week
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on October 09, 2016, 04:30:24 PM
Should be close!

I hope Brady shreds Cleveland :)
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on October 09, 2016, 06:36:23 PM
Brady looking sharp with 250  passing yards and 2 TD
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on October 09, 2016, 06:52:22 PM
Junker did you start Bennett?
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on October 09, 2016, 08:24:51 PM
Junker did you start Bennett?

Dropped him a while back since he wasn't getting any love and Gronk was getting healthy. I see Gronk had the yards today but Bennett got the TDs.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on October 09, 2016, 09:08:10 PM
Patriots look incredible.  Brady threw a couple beautiful deep passes to Hogan, and we finally have2 legit tight ends, and Edelman in the slot, they're gonna be tough to defend
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Parsifal on October 14, 2016, 03:14:59 PM
If it is indeed an original by Parsifal, this is objectively the greatest thing you have ever posted.

It is.

Also, the Dutch lost at home to France this week. They have some catching up to do if they want to play in Russia in 2018. >o<
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on October 14, 2016, 06:24:50 PM
Patriots look incredible.  Brady threw a couple beautiful deep passes to Hogan, and we finally have2 legit tight ends, and Edelman in the slot, they're gonna be tough to defend

Are they playing a similar offense as last year?  Namely where atom gets rid of the ball ASAP?
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on October 15, 2016, 09:14:38 PM
Yes for the most part. He seems to be dropping back more for deeper. Passes but also the bears suck so we shall see
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on October 15, 2016, 11:32:01 PM
I'm at an OSU bar for the Ohio State / Wisconsin game. It's already cray cray in here and kickoff isn't for another hour.  Going to be epic.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Benjamin Franklin on October 16, 2016, 12:58:48 AM
The Vikings are the best team in the NFL fuck you
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on October 16, 2016, 05:00:31 AM
Vikings vs patriots. Would be absolutely epic in the superb owl
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on October 16, 2016, 05:42:18 AM
Vikings vs patriots. Would be absolutely epic in the superb owl

I always knew Sean was great at joaks
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on October 16, 2016, 05:50:15 AM
Yeah I  didn't say it was gonna happen loll the pats are gonna probs beat Carolina or some shit
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Benjamin Franklin on October 17, 2016, 02:03:11 AM
Vikings vs patriots. Would be absolutely epic in the superb owl

I always knew Sean was great at joaks
The Vikings are the best team in the NFL fuck you
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on October 17, 2016, 02:10:29 AM
You spelled Patriots wrong.

Brady and company are unstoppable and we have a decent D.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on October 29, 2016, 03:46:12 AM
Indians bitches; giving 'em the business.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on October 29, 2016, 04:00:44 AM
I'm rooting for the cubs cause I arbitrarily picked them to root for
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on October 29, 2016, 04:02:09 AM
Tbh I've not watched any Vikings games... Are they legit?
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on October 29, 2016, 04:06:13 AM
Tbh I've not watched any Vikings games... Are they legit?

No.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on October 29, 2016, 04:09:24 AM
What's the good team in the nfc?  I see no way the patriots lose the afc. The NFL is trash lol
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on October 29, 2016, 04:10:46 AM
What's the good team in the nfc?  I see no way the patriots lose the afc. The NFL is trash lol

The Eagles. They can lose to the Pats like in '04. Maybe the Seahawks. Cowboys have a shot as well.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on October 29, 2016, 04:31:31 AM
Am I  a homer saying the patriots are the only legit great team in the NFL?
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on October 29, 2016, 04:48:52 AM
Am I  a homer saying the patriots are the only legit great team in the NFL?

No, but It's a long season though and the Steelers are p good.

Try not to get shutout by the Bills again.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Benjamin Franklin on October 29, 2016, 04:54:57 AM
something something defense wins championships
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on October 29, 2016, 04:56:28 AM
Hmm yes lets hope tom Brady doesn't do what our third string qb did, Junker
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on October 29, 2016, 04:58:02 AM
Malcolm butler is one of the best coroners in the game!!
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Benjamin Franklin on October 29, 2016, 04:59:02 AM
Malcolm butler is one of the best coroners in the game!!
one of the best coroners
coroners
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on October 29, 2016, 05:01:13 AM
Yo I was just gonna edit that post fuck you
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on October 29, 2016, 05:04:51 AM
Oh man, that was for real?  Pass me a coroner... CORONA... FUCK!!!
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on October 29, 2016, 05:05:59 AM
Coroner's corner's Corona
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on October 29, 2016, 05:06:31 AM
Still works since the pats murder every team they have face
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on October 29, 2016, 05:11:18 AM
Still works since the pats murder every team they have face

Except the Bills who they couldn't score a single point on... oh hey they play them again Sunday
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on October 29, 2016, 05:20:37 AM
Yeah that was so weird that a rookie  Third string qb had a bad game
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on October 29, 2016, 05:29:12 AM
Yeah that was so weird that a rookie  Third string qb had a bad game

TIL that the quarterback is the only one on the team who can score points...
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on October 29, 2016, 05:45:17 AM
That is literally what I said.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on October 29, 2016, 05:48:53 AM
We lost to a defensive minded team with a rookie qb and a dumned down offense w0w
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on October 30, 2016, 09:41:16 PM
How about tom Brady and the patriots? Another gem by Brady. MVP!
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on October 30, 2016, 09:53:54 PM
Also the patriots have not thrown an interception this season
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on October 31, 2016, 12:54:27 AM
Also the patriots have not thrown an interception this season

I really thought the Pats would have to work for a title this year. Who knew the league would be so goddamn weak.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on October 31, 2016, 12:54:46 AM
GO TRIBE!!!!!!
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on October 31, 2016, 01:41:46 AM
Well, the league is weak, bit the patriots are also really fucking good, I think. Not sure there's really a team in the afc that can  test them though
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on October 31, 2016, 01:43:09 AM
Go cubs! !!
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on October 31, 2016, 02:44:05 AM
Go cubs! !!

w0w fuck off
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on October 31, 2016, 02:28:22 PM
Well, the league is weak, bit the patriots are also really fucking good, I think. Not sure there's really a team in the afc that can  test them though

https://www.google.com/amp/www.sbnation.com/platform/amp/lookit/2016/10/30/13472178/bills-patriots-nfl-dildo-on-field-what-bills-mafia?client=safari
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on November 03, 2016, 05:33:58 AM
Yass cub's slay. Great game
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Parsifal on November 12, 2016, 01:11:27 PM
A couple of interesting football matches coming up this weekend.

South Africa will have just begun their FIFA qualifying match against Senegal. This one is a home game, so hopefully that will bode well for them.

Meanwhile, tomorrow the Netherlands are playing Luxembourg in Luxembourg. Given their embarrassing home loss to France last month, I hope they're going to lift their game.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on November 13, 2016, 08:57:27 PM
The Vikings suck lol
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Parsifal on November 13, 2016, 09:03:35 PM
A couple of interesting football matches coming up this weekend.

Both games went very satisfyingly. South Africa beat Senegal 2-1, and the Netherlands beat Luxembourg 3-1. A great day for voetbal.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on November 14, 2016, 04:48:42 AM
Stupid Fucking play call at the end of this game. Just let blount run it in. However, definitely PI against gronk
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on November 14, 2016, 01:01:06 PM
Stupid Fucking play call at the end of this game. Just let blount run it in. However, definitely PI against gronk

Sean Belichick
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on November 14, 2016, 06:57:05 PM
 Blount had run it in three times, plowing through half the defense on one play! ! However he had a chance to score on s play or two before but for whatever reason Tucked the ball instead of extending when he was on top of the line on the one
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on November 26, 2016, 06:46:06 AM
I love how the Vikings manage to fuck up at the end of every game. How do you throw a pick in a tie game... Smh. . Also reading my last post, no idea what I was saying
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on November 26, 2016, 05:30:11 PM
Go Buckeyes!
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Benjamin Franklin on November 26, 2016, 07:32:06 PM
I love how the Vikings manage to fuck up at the end of every game. How do you throw a pick in a tie game... Smh. . Also reading my last post, no idea what I was saying
everything sucks and fuck you
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on November 28, 2016, 05:47:57 AM
I love how the patriots play llike absolute crap but still win
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: garygreen on November 28, 2016, 05:54:10 AM
go chiefs
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on November 28, 2016, 06:05:12 AM
A chiefs win is a patriots win... Gj. Kc
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on December 01, 2016, 09:03:55 PM
Yikes. Gronk could miss the rest of the season.

I think they can win without him but it's not gonna be easy
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on December 01, 2016, 09:17:44 PM


I think they can win without him but it's not gonna be easy


No, they can't :(

What a wasted season
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on December 01, 2016, 09:37:09 PM
Yep they will Still be fine on offense.  We really need to step up on defense
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on December 01, 2016, 09:39:18 PM
I think gronk is out next season
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Benjamin Franklin on December 02, 2016, 07:19:11 AM
Gronk is dead.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on December 02, 2016, 09:07:39 PM
I think he is to the patriots. Bill is pissed
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on December 02, 2016, 11:25:40 PM
Gronk is dead.

As dead as the Vikings playoff hopes :^)
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on December 03, 2016, 03:01:06 AM
Gronk is dead.

As dead as the Vikings playoff hopes :^)

They were more stillborn.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on December 03, 2016, 03:48:59 AM
Gronk is dead.

As dead as the Vikings playoff hopes :^)

They were more stillborn.

Or aborted once Teddy got hurt. Not a clinical abortion, more like a coat hanger abortion.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on December 03, 2016, 03:56:55 AM
The Vikings, from what I've seen, have talent, but fall apart down the stretch.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on December 03, 2016, 05:52:47 AM
The Vikings... have talent...

Lol
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on December 03, 2016, 06:08:40 AM
They do though. They're always right there then fuck up in the fourth quarter. Every game I've seen, they are winning but fuck up somehow
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: garygreen on December 09, 2016, 04:49:58 AM
go chiefs
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on December 09, 2016, 03:43:39 PM
go chiefs

I too was rooting fire the chiefs, because I'd the patriots win they have first seed abs also IIRC would have the tie breaker over the chiefs but not Oakland for some reason .

Go pats!
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: garygreen on December 09, 2016, 07:57:36 PM
i still don't trust our offense, although seeing alex smith complete a couple of passes further than 5 yards downfield was pretty nice.

counterfactuals are dumb, but i do kinda think we'd have lost that game to a healthy derek carr.  he was missing everyone all night, including two potential potential td passes that could've been walked into the endzone.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Benjamin Franklin on December 15, 2016, 09:50:53 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/jAEQlOV.png)

Who you got?
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on December 15, 2016, 10:18:35 PM
Team on the left.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on December 16, 2016, 12:22:34 AM
Team on right.

Too bad Gordon is injured though
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on December 16, 2016, 12:26:57 AM
Oh wait he's on my other team. Hope. AJ green can suit up and be productive
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on December 18, 2016, 08:35:43 PM
Not looking so good for Franklin..   
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on December 20, 2016, 05:54:08 AM
Team on the left.

Wrong.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Benjamin Franklin on December 21, 2016, 04:06:36 PM
Team on the left.

Wrong.
Very wrong.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on January 01, 2017, 09:16:07 PM
(http://i66.tinypic.com/j0wlug.jpg)

This except 28 TDs now. MVP
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on January 01, 2017, 09:27:26 PM
Also Edelman is awesone.  Go pats
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on January 01, 2017, 10:00:33 PM
You win. Deduct the $50 from what you owe me. Pats will asshammer everyone in the playoffs
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on January 01, 2017, 10:16:16 PM
You win. Deduct the $50 from what you owe me. Pats will asshammer everyone in the playoffs

The Pats offense is stacked with talent. I like their odds too. 

Also Brady for MVP
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: garygreen on January 02, 2017, 02:23:41 AM
The Pats offense is stacked with talent. I like their odds too. 

Also Brady for MVP

see u fools in foxborough bb
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on January 02, 2017, 04:25:06 AM
The pats look too nice to lose.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on January 03, 2017, 02:33:40 PM
The pats look too nice to lose.

Don't tell me a strong Giants squad doesn't set off some caveman sense in you. Especially with a "x and Giants" meme in play.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on January 14, 2017, 06:37:38 PM
Revised prediction: patriots are 13-3, their schedule looks pretty easy.

I want to say 14-2 tbh

New prediction: The patriots beat the Texans 37-16 but thats cause they'll take their foot off the gas at the end of the game
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on January 15, 2017, 02:09:08 AM
Revised prediction: patriots are 13-3, their schedule looks pretty easy.

I want to say 14-2 tbh

New prediction: The patriots beat the Texans 37-16 but thats cause they'll take their foot off the gas at the end of the game

Not looking good. Pats playing very sloppy.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on January 15, 2017, 02:11:04 AM
Should I be worried yet
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on January 15, 2017, 02:19:55 AM
Should I be worried yet

No not yet. Tommy hasn't even been on the field much.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on January 15, 2017, 02:42:00 AM
Even though the plays have been base don't like all these deep passes even into double coverage
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on January 15, 2017, 02:45:07 AM
Even though the plays have been base don't like all these deep passes even into double coverage

The passes have been ugly. One will get picked if it keeps up.

I anticipate the Pats will make the halftime adjustments to pull away.

Or their hearts aren't in it and they will be upset at home.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on January 15, 2017, 03:58:37 AM
Brady is BAD
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on January 15, 2017, 04:06:42 AM
Savage block by Brady...
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on January 15, 2017, 04:33:36 AM
I'm still waiting for an actual competitive game in these playoffs. They've all been terrible to watch so far. Maybe tomorrow will yield better results.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on January 15, 2017, 04:48:53 AM
The only good thing that I saw in this game was Dion Lewis. A receiving and rushing TD and a return. The pats are 17-0 in games DL has started
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on January 15, 2017, 04:52:20 AM
The only good thing that I saw in this game was Dion Lewis.

He also fumbled a kickoff that led to a touchdown. Thankfully, Houston was awful on offense. They'll be in trouble if they play that sloppy next week. I imagine they were just a bit rusty after a week off. Probably off to the Superbowl again.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on January 15, 2017, 04:53:59 AM
Meh, he was tied up and they got a good hit on him. Not much you can do there.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on January 15, 2017, 04:58:46 AM
My score prediction was pretty close I'm on fire with that
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: garygreen on January 16, 2017, 01:08:04 AM
(https://img0.etsystatic.com/055/0/9532031/il_570xN.684286580_9fs5.jpg)
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on January 16, 2017, 03:58:17 AM
Bruh neither Pittsburgh or KC will be able to put up enough points to beat the pats
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on January 16, 2017, 04:07:29 AM
Bruh neither Pittsburgh or KC will be able to put up enough points to beat the pats

Ummm the Steelers would put up 35 on the Pats js...
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on January 16, 2017, 04:13:36 AM
My point stands
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on January 16, 2017, 04:17:56 AM
My point stands

Dam son.

fwiw I'm certainly rooting for the Pats. Fuck the Steelers.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on January 16, 2017, 04:24:45 AM
I was hoping to see the chefs... who do you think is gonna win though, from an objective point veiw?
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on January 16, 2017, 04:28:03 AM
Last night was the pats worst game of the season
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on January 16, 2017, 04:58:40 AM
I think the Patriots will win. I just don't see anyone beating them at home. Coming off a sloppy week, I imagine they will be incredibly sharp next week.

Would be nice to have Gronk though.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on January 16, 2017, 05:00:31 AM
Malcolm Mitchell will be back!
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on January 16, 2017, 05:41:12 AM
Ok just watched the highlights. Rodgers is a savage. ... But is he a Brady?
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on January 16, 2017, 05:54:38 AM
Ok just watched the highlights. Rodgers is a savage. ... But is he a Brady?

He's a more mobile Brady.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on January 16, 2017, 06:14:09 AM
But Brady is a better game manager. I give Brady the edge over Rodgers
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: garygreen on January 16, 2017, 04:26:55 PM
>be me, the kansas city chiefs
>lose another home playoff game because we are choking dogs
>that's it really
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on January 16, 2017, 11:30:30 PM
But Brady is a better game manager. I give Brady the edge over Rodgers

Brady also has more experience and depth in his system no?
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on January 17, 2017, 12:31:04 AM
Fair enough, I suppose. But that doesn't make it any less so
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on January 17, 2017, 12:49:11 AM
Fair enough, I suppose. But that doesn't make it any less so

I think it makes Brady more consistent and reliable. Honestly, for me this is like comparing LBJ to MJ. Bigger talent versus an epic resume. Potential vs accomplishment.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Benjamin Franklin on January 17, 2017, 02:49:30 AM
But Brady is a better game manager. I give Brady the edge over Rodgers

Brady also has more experience and depth in his system no?
Debatable. The Patriots have changed their offensive system a lot more than the Packers.

Also, #TeamDirtyBirds
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Parsifal on January 19, 2017, 07:16:10 AM
Going to a Sydney vs. Adelaide football game tomorrow. Should be fun.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Parsifal on January 20, 2017, 08:43:37 AM
At the game now. 6 minutes to kickoff.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Parsifal on January 20, 2017, 09:51:47 AM
The first half was great. No goals yet, though.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Parsifal on January 20, 2017, 10:13:25 AM
Sydney is now ahead 1-0.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Parsifal on January 20, 2017, 10:14:57 AM
Sydney is now ahead 1-0.

Make that 2-0. The stands are literally exploding. Literally.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Parsifal on January 20, 2017, 11:06:05 AM
Sydney won 2-0. Not a bad outcome, and an interesting game, though Adelaide kind of gave up towards the end.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: garygreen on January 22, 2017, 07:05:39 PM
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2688516-royals-sp-yordano-ventura-dies-at-age-25

RIP in pieces, Yordano, and thanks for everything.  Couldn't have brought home the natty without you.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on January 23, 2017, 12:44:40 AM
Flea flicker?  Shit son....
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on January 23, 2017, 01:50:24 AM
My goodness. The two best teams are very apparent. However, this has been the worst NFL playoffs that I've ever seen.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on January 23, 2017, 02:39:35 AM
Okay Brady is pretty good
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on January 23, 2017, 03:02:28 AM
I'm not convinced.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on January 23, 2017, 03:52:21 AM
Okay Brady is pretty good

Had almost as good of a day as Matty Ice.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on January 23, 2017, 05:29:02 AM
I think this game, finally proved the patriots defense is legit, with their crap schedule and all. I think they can beat Atlanta handily if they play to their potential
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on January 23, 2017, 05:46:07 PM
Kek

https://www.reddit.com/r/sports/comments/5pltpm/this_man_is_going_to_his_7th_super_bowl/?st=IYADW1RI&sh=e3d0d6ee
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on January 24, 2017, 02:44:50 AM
Score prediction for super bowl 34-24 patriots!!!
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on January 24, 2017, 05:16:05 AM
Score prediction for super bowl 34-24 patriots!!!

rong thread retart

edit - fixed because saddam complained - sean is still a retart
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Benjamin Franklin on January 24, 2017, 08:12:32 PM
My goodness. The two best teams are very apparent. However, this has been the worst NFL playoffs that I've ever seen.
For real. Absolute garbage games.

#TeamDirtyBirds
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on January 25, 2017, 02:04:40 PM
Federer plays Stan Wawrinka in an all Swiss semi-final at the Aussie Open. It would make my year if Roger somehow won his 5th title there.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on January 25, 2017, 06:52:02 PM
Score prediction for super bowl 34-24 patriots!!!

rong thread retart

edit - fixed because saddam complained - sean is still a retart

Do what now
Title: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on January 25, 2017, 06:57:06 PM
Score prediction for super bowl 34-24 patriots!!!

rong thread retart

edit - fixed because saddam complained - sean is still a retart

Do what now

You posted your prediction in the capeshit thread initially. I just let you know that you were a retart, but then saddam complained because icky sports were touching his precious capeshit.

Back on topic, I just hope for a good game. Part of me wants to see Brady win just so Roger can suck it (if he even shows up lol). The other part of me wouldn't mind seeing Matty Ice win one. As long as the game is within 3-7 points I'll be happy either way.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on January 26, 2017, 01:19:10 AM
The more I think about it the more I think the patriots are going to win easily. They have a fantastic red zone defense, and a good red zone offense, they're disciplined.  If they can score first and control game I think it could be over in the first quarter.

Prove me wrong
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on January 26, 2017, 02:35:27 AM
The more I think about it the more I think the patriots are going to win easily. They have a fantastic red zone defense, and a good red zone offense, they're disciplined.  If they can score first and control game I think it could be over in the first quarter.

Prove me wrong

You actually think Roger is going to let Tom win? lol...
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on January 27, 2017, 03:41:39 PM
Holy shit it is more like 2007 than 2017 at the AO finals

Roger Federer v Rafael Nadal and Venus Williams v Serena Williams.

All the finalists are 30+ which is crazy, but even crazier is the 60 GS titles shared among them.  Oh, and the Bryan Brothers are playing for the Men's Double title.  It is going to be a great weekend of tennis.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Benjamin Franklin on January 27, 2017, 11:43:48 PM
Steroids are a helluva drug.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on January 28, 2017, 02:09:37 AM
Who you accusing of what, son?
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on January 28, 2017, 04:17:25 AM
Steroids are a helluva drug.

I heard that Teddy is out next year and may be done forever.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Benjamin Franklin on January 28, 2017, 06:21:38 AM
Who you accusing of what, son?
I'm just saying there's a reason we're seeing athletes play at this level into their 30's for the first time in history.

Steroids are a helluva drug.

I heard that Teddy is out next year and may be done forever.
There's no real new info, just a Bleacher Report reporter rehashing old info. But yeah, pretty fucked.

At least we got Bradford. He's pretty cool.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on January 28, 2017, 06:54:30 AM
Who you accusing of what, son?
I'm just saying there's a reason we're seeing athletes play at this level into their 30's for the first time in history.

Right.  Well there are a few tennis players who I would strongly suspect of PED use like Djokovic and some who I wouldn't be surprised, but don't suspect, like Serena Williams or Nadal, and some who I would be shocked if they were on steroids, like Federer.

There are other areas of sports medicine that have also come a long way in the past 20 years, like training and nutrition, and prize money and endorsements have made it much easier for the very top players to do everything possible to ensure they can take advantage of this.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on January 28, 2017, 09:09:05 AM
I bet Junker on Patriots -7.  I think thats how i write it lol
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on January 28, 2017, 04:14:34 PM
I bet Junker on Patriots -7.  I think thats how i write it lol

Yeah, that was silly of you.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on January 28, 2017, 07:43:13 PM
Incorrect
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on January 28, 2017, 11:26:10 PM
nice I got the some day off next Sunday, which I haven't had the past three years. :) go patriots, cover 7 8)
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: garygreen on January 29, 2017, 12:00:55 AM
I bet Junker on Patriots -7.  I think thats how i write it lol

gotta check out the vegas lines before you bet bb.  NE currently at -3.  you gave junker 4 free points.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on January 29, 2017, 12:12:56 AM
I knew the line. I actually thought it would go up, as it usually does with the patriots? don't think he would've bet on 3 and also I was drunk and really confident. Still am that the patriots can cover 7.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on January 29, 2017, 12:54:25 AM
He's betting with his heart and I think that's adorable.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on January 29, 2017, 03:36:16 PM
Who you accusing of what, son?
I'm just saying there's a reason we're seeing athletes play at this level into their 30's for the first time in history.

Right.  Well there are a few tennis players who I would strongly suspect of PED use like Djokovic and some who I wouldn't be surprised, but don't suspect, like Serena Williams or Nadal, and some who I would be shocked if they were on steroids, like Federer.

There are other areas of sports medicine that have also come a long way in the past 20 years, like training and nutrition, and prize money and endorsements have made it much easier for the very top players to do everything possible to ensure they can take advantage of this.

Yeah, Roger is juicing.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on January 29, 2017, 07:38:47 PM

Yeah, Roger is juicing.

How dare you! Also, he has won three different Grand Slams at least five times. No other man has done that. Another feather in his cap.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: totallackey on January 30, 2017, 09:33:08 PM
Who you accusing of what, son?
I'm just saying there's a reason we're seeing athletes play at this level into their 30's for the first time in history.

Steroids are a helluva drug.

I heard that Teddy is out next year and may be done forever.
There's no real new info, just a Bleacher Report reporter rehashing old info. But yeah, pretty fucked.

At least we got Bradford. He's pretty cool.

Could be the improvement in sports medicine over the years.

Not to mention, what is the bid deal over PED's anyway,,,

Some of you could not walk across the street without a cup of joe...
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Benjamin Franklin on January 31, 2017, 01:09:35 AM
Could be the improvement in sports medicine over the years.

Not to mention, what is the bid deal over PED's anyway,,,

Some of you could not walk across the street without a cup of joe...
Woah, I have no problems with PED's, or drugs at all. I loved watching an HGH powered Adrian Peterson in 2012. It's just pretty clear why we see top-tier athletes maintaining their dominance for so long.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on January 31, 2017, 05:14:35 AM
Tom Brady has never even seen a PED
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on January 31, 2017, 05:15:32 AM
Woah, I have no problems with PED's, or drugs at all. I loved watching an HGH powered Adrian Peterson in 2012. It's just pretty clear why we see top-tier athletes maintaining their dominance for so long.

I think you would be surprised what is possible with modern medicine, nutrition and exercise too.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on January 31, 2017, 05:36:16 AM
Yup just some avocado ice cream does the job
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Benjamin Franklin on January 31, 2017, 08:49:17 PM
https://streamable.com/kjd0q

Superbowl media day is one of the best things of the year.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on February 05, 2017, 05:24:30 AM
Score prediction for super bowl 34-24 patriots!!!

I've been spot on this season. Just a reminder.

Let's go!!!!
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on February 05, 2017, 06:30:52 PM
Super Sunday!! Is it too early to go to the pubber?
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on February 05, 2017, 06:49:52 PM
Super Sunday!! Is it too early to go to the pubber?

Never too early.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on February 05, 2017, 10:35:22 PM
Junker, Franklin watch with me on IRC
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on February 05, 2017, 11:42:10 PM
K one sec
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on February 06, 2017, 01:08:21 AM
Sean, how much do you owe Junker if this trend continues?
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on February 06, 2017, 01:46:21 AM
Sean, how much do you owe Junker if this trend continues?

He is going to owe me $100...
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: garygreen on February 06, 2017, 03:36:29 AM
holy shit
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on February 06, 2017, 03:46:22 AM
holy shit


I know, right? Sean still owes me $100.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on February 06, 2017, 04:12:14 AM
That was incredible
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on February 06, 2017, 06:32:40 AM
That was incredible.  I thought their last win over Seattle was it, but this was it.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on February 06, 2017, 04:56:12 PM
Lol @ESPN

(https://scontent.fztf1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/fr/cp0/e15/q65/16463638_1671472092871626_5520397843941326996_o.jpg?efg=eyJpIjoidCJ9&oh=d8adfb280fb89b79dd2029a42c898ffd&oe=593CA8E7)

Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Benjamin Franklin on February 06, 2017, 11:31:25 PM
Football is dumb. I don't want to watch it for another six or seventh months.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on February 07, 2017, 03:50:22 PM
I'm on a train. Going to le Epic Super Bowl victory parade in Boston. Wish I could've gotten in town earlier as the crowds are already huge, from what I see online.

Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on March 07, 2017, 09:06:46 PM
There's some speculation that AP and Brandon Marshall could possibly be headed to New England.

I'm a yes on Marshall and a no on AP.

Also Adam Schefter is extremely adamant that Jimmy G will be on the roster for the 2017 season, which I hope is true!
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Dionysios on March 14, 2017, 01:48:51 AM
Woah, I have no problems with PED's, or drugs at all. I loved watching an HGH powered Adrian Peterson in 2012. It's just pretty clear why we see top-tier athletes maintaining their dominance for so long.

In the past, I have briefly pondered why Americans usually beat all these other countries at the Olympic Games which seemed unfortunate and out of place since the Americans are generally immoral fascists who are routinely commended at such events while all these more respectable little countries apparently lose dignity by having participated in such a farce. Not being much of a sports fan, I never pursued the topic.

Having recently purchased a book by Putin of his views on various subjects, I read therein a comment about detailed American sports information uncovered by hackers and publicised through outlets such as wiki leaks.  Specifically, I realised how the Americans consistently do so well at all the Olympic Games over the years. It's because they cheat through the use of prohibited substances which their opponents do not use.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on March 14, 2017, 02:43:52 AM
... substances which their opponents do not use.

lol ok
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Benjamin Franklin on March 14, 2017, 03:36:23 AM
http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/olympics/2017/02/28/michael-phelps-talks-to-congress-about-athlete-drug-testing/98519126/

Quote
Phelps, who has won more Olympic medals than any other athlete, said he was stunned to learn that while he was drug-tested 13 times leading up to the Rio Olympics, 1,913 athletes in 10 "high-risk" sports were not tested at all leading up to the Games. And in total, 4,125 athletes actually had no record of testing in 2016 before Rio.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Jura-Glenlivet on March 14, 2017, 11:27:46 AM

Bribery and corruption is a fundamental requisite for Olympic team success, and has been for ever, America the great does it (cheated to get Salt-lake-city 2002, then robbed Alex Coomber of skeleton Gold, bastards! One small instance), Great-Britain’s impressive haul of cycling shrapnel has a chemical whiff that fair makes the eyes sting, etcetera.

But Dinosaur has it from Putin that their success is down to pure vodka, bear steaks and a good night’s sleep. Now I’m no fan of the decadent capitalist west, well I quite like Netflix, but to imagine that its eastern counterpoint is a utopia of flaxen haired chiselled cheeked purity is to wear blinkers so big I imagine he is permanently unable to leave his room. I remember the she-men that shambled out of the Iron curtain to dominate the women's throwing events of the seventies, and believe me, that was either steroids or pure bred cave trolls, oh! And haven’t Russia been banned from the world championships?
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: garygreen on March 14, 2017, 11:07:33 PM
watching the kingdom of the netherlands rout israel in the world baseball classic.  jair jurrjens throwing that fire.

srsly tho i didn't know xander bogaerts was dutch.  i guess i should've, though.  what a silly name.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: garygreen on March 26, 2017, 03:36:27 AM
go ducks.  lol i love watching ku fans cry.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on April 23, 2017, 02:19:29 AM
The patriots are going to be incredibly stacked next season and will go 15-1
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on April 23, 2017, 03:49:24 PM
Fuck off until NFL preseason. Hockey, NBA and MLB until then.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on April 28, 2017, 04:32:08 AM
Hmmm. Think this is Brady's last year, at least wth the patriots . They loaded up in free agency,  and not trading Jimmy G makes no sense if they plan on Brady being here more than a year or two? 
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on April 28, 2017, 04:40:37 AM
Hmmm. Think this is Brady's last year, at least wth the patriots . They loaded up in free agency,  and not trading Jimmy G makes no sense if they plan on Brady being here more than a year or two?

JG is a scrub who has played like 10 min. Pats will be on the slide for the next 20 years. It has been a great run, but it is all over. 8-8...
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on April 28, 2017, 04:43:17 AM
Uhh. C'mon dude you can be less obvious. The patriots are stacked next season on both sides.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Roundy on April 28, 2017, 04:30:36 PM
Early prediction for Superbowl LII: Eagles 37, Patriots 17
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on April 28, 2017, 04:40:16 PM
Early prediction for Superbowl LII: Eagles 37, Patriots 17

Not that the Patriots will be there, but if they somehow did manage it would be more like 45-3.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Roundy on April 28, 2017, 04:42:35 PM
Early prediction for Superbowl LII: Eagles 37, Patriots 17

Not that the Patriots will be there, but if they somehow did manage it would be more like 45-3.

Well, it all depends on if old man Tom somehow makes it that far without a career-ending injury.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on April 28, 2017, 04:48:36 PM
If Brady can have close to the season he had last year they're a lock.  They're absolutely stacked on offense after signing cooks,  and gillislee. and they have an awesome secondary assuming they keep butler.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on May 16, 2017, 03:51:45 AM
Congrats to Chelsea on winning the league. Very dominant season.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on May 16, 2017, 11:39:41 AM
Congrats to Chelsea on winning the league. Very dominant season.

I'm sure Chelsea is touched that you congratulated them here.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Jura-Glenlivet on May 16, 2017, 01:01:39 PM

Their pitch is flat! So maybe.

Not like Leicester's this year, which seemed to slope towards our goal, no matter which way we were playing.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on May 16, 2017, 02:37:02 PM
Congrats to Chelsea on winning the league. Very dominant season.

I'm sure Chelsea is touched that you congratulated them here.
yer mum



Their pitch is flat! So maybe.

Not like Leicester's this year, which seemed to slope towards our goal, no matter which way we were playing.
They can lose everything for at least the next ten years and it won't take away from their accomplishment last season though.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on May 20, 2017, 04:51:43 AM
It has been an exciting NBA season. I can hardly wait until the playoffs start.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on May 20, 2017, 06:38:21 AM
Why was Cleveland playing a d-league team tonight anyway?
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on May 20, 2017, 04:05:30 PM
Lebron is bitched to reporters that he wasn't in the top 3 for MVP voting and that he wasn't a unanimous pick for the All-NBA first team.  Poor guy.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on May 20, 2017, 10:20:52 PM
Lebron is bitched to reporters that he wasn't in the top 3 for MVP voting and that he wasn't a unanimous pick for the All-NBA first team.  Poor guy.
Eh, good for him. He is the best and most dominant player in the league. Kawahi comes in a Grand Canyon 2nd.

But srsly, he's playing 8D underwater Korean StarCraft and everyone else is playing chutes & ladders with half of the pieces missing.

He's objectively been the MVP for the last decade.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on May 21, 2017, 04:09:08 AM
for sure I out Westbrook and Harden above him.  Kawhi and Lebron you could go either way this year. Kawhi's defense is better than Lebron's and vice versa on offense. It's not outrageous to have Lebron as number 4 this year.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on May 21, 2017, 11:34:06 PM
for sure I out Westbrook and Harden above him.  Kawhi and Lebron you could go either way this year. Kawhi's defense is better than Lebron's and vice versa on offense. It's not outrageous to have Lebron as number 4 this year.
lolok
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on May 21, 2017, 11:36:49 PM
for sure I out Westbrook and Harden above him.  Kawhi and Lebron you could go either way this year. Kawhi's defense is better than Lebron's and vice versa on offense. It's not outrageous to have Lebron as number 4 this year.
lolok

Sweet comeback.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on May 22, 2017, 01:00:38 AM
for sure I out Westbrook and Harden above him.  Kawhi and Lebron you could go either way this year. Kawhi's defense is better than Lebron's and vice versa on offense. It's not outrageous to have Lebron as number 4 this year.
lolok

Sweet comeback.
Not sure what else you expect when you un-ironically claim Westbrook is more valuable. He wasn't even the MVP of OKC until this year, but yeah he's totes legit MVP candidate. Legend has it that he's still fighting his own team for rebounds to pad those stats.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on May 22, 2017, 01:14:24 AM
for sure I out Westbrook and Harden above him.  Kawhi and Lebron you could go either way this year. Kawhi's defense is better than Lebron's and vice versa on offense. It's not outrageous to have Lebron as number 4 this year.
lolok

Sweet comeback.
Not sure what else you expect when you un-ironically claim Westbrook is more valuable. He wasn't even the MVP of OKC until this year, but yeah he's totes legit MVP candidate. Legend has it that he's still fighting his own team for rebounds to pad those stats.

He didn't fight his team for those rebounds, his big men boxed people out so he could get them. Other than that your SexWarrior impression needs some work. Westbrook lead the league in scoring, PER and averaged a triple double, with some admittedly padded rebound stats. He is obviously a top three MVP candidate and will probably win it. James Harden was the super productive heart and soul of a D'antoni offense-or-bust system and is another no-brained candidate. You can easily make a Lebron is top 3 candidate, I'm not saying otherwise, but you can easily make a Kawhi argument too. His defense is through the roof and he blossomed in to a dominant offensive player this season too. Its totally reasonable to have LBJ 4th, poor guy. I'm pretty sure the one person who didn't vote for him on the all-NBA team is just hating though.

Addendum: Let's not forget that the Cavs seriously struggled through the middle of the season too. If the Cavs dominated wire to wire we are having a different conversation.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on May 22, 2017, 01:39:09 AM
for sure I out Westbrook and Harden above him.  Kawhi and Lebron you could go either way this year. Kawhi's defense is better than Lebron's and vice versa on offense. It's not outrageous to have Lebron as number 4 this year.
lolok

Sweet comeback.
Not sure what else you expect when you un-ironically claim Westbrook is more valuable. He wasn't even the MVP of OKC until this year, but yeah he's totes legit MVP candidate. Legend has it that he's still fighting his own team for rebounds to pad those stats.

He didn't fight his team for those rebounds, his big men boxed people out so he could get them. Other than that your SexWarrior impression needs some work. Westbrook lead the league in scoring, PER and averaged a triple double, with some admittedly padded rebound stats. He is obviously a top three MVP candidate and will probably win it. James Harden was the super productive heart and soul of a D'antoni offense-or-bust system and is another no-brained candidate. You can easily make a Lebron is top 3 candidate, I'm not saying otherwise, but you can easily make a Kawhi argument too. His defense is through the roof and he blossomed in to a dominant offensive player this season too. Its totally reasonable to have LBJ 4th, poor guy. I'm pretty sure the one person who didn't vote for him on the all-NBA team is just hating though.

Addendum: Let's not forget that the Cavs seriously struggled through the middle of the season too. If the Cavs dominated wire to wire we are having a different conversation.
He literally boxed his own team out on occasion to get rebounds. Not enough to make a dent in his awesome overall numbers, but it happened. Again, he wasn't the MVP on his own team until this year. Thinking that he is MVP of the league is just nonsense. I can maybe get behind Harden, and Kawhi is literally my favorite player.

All of that aside, none of them are remotely as valuable to their team and the league as LeBron. It's the same thing MJ went through. It's fun to entertain letting other players with a few better stats categories get it in on it, but if people don't recognize who the most valuable player is, then they aren't watching the games.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on May 22, 2017, 04:51:24 AM
Well the MVP award is for the current year, so that bodes well for Westbrook. If it were for multiple years, you would have a point. Lebron's impact on the league is irrelevant to the award by definition and he plays on the team with the highest payroll in history, so let's not pretend we are talking about Cavaliers circa 2007, James Harden did as much to get his team where they are. Lebron also had quite a few "DNP - rest" games. Hard to give the regular season MVP to a guy who basically acted like the regular season was irrelevant; a foregone conclusion.

Also, they lost tonight. SAD!
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on May 23, 2017, 03:58:42 PM
Well the MVP award is for the current year, so that bodes well for Westbrook. If it were for multiple years, you would have a point. Lebron's impact on the league is irrelevant to the award by definition and he plays on the team with the highest payroll in history, so let's not pretend we are talking about Cavaliers circa 2007, James Harden did as much to get his team where they are. Lebron also had quite a few "DNP - rest" games. Hard to give the regular season MVP to a guy who basically acted like the regular season was irrelevant; a foregone conclusion.

Also, they lost tonight. SAD!

I am fine with Harden winning. Houston's win total before the season was 41.5 to 44 depending on when and where you got it. Houston won 55 games which is an incredible success, driven by Harden.

Your point about Lebron's acting like the regular season was irrelevant is simply nonsense, though. He started/played 74 games and had the highest minutes-per-game in the league at 37.8, and 10th highest total minutes at 2795. Westbrook started/played 81 games and was 8th overall in total minutes at at 2802 (a whole 7 more minutes than LeBron while playing in 7 more games). Westbrook was also 22nd in minutes-per-game at 34.6. I don't actually think any of this is relevant to the MVP discussion.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on May 25, 2017, 02:43:20 AM
Damn Chris Sale is good. 101 Ks this season,  next best is 78.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on May 27, 2017, 03:52:33 AM
1) I am happy that the NBA playoffs finally start in just under a week.

2) lol sean boston celtics suck

3)
Changing topics inside the NBA theme (partly because I don't want to endlessly discuss Jordan, those debates can go on forever), I really hope Portland can add another piece and be even more competitive next season. They were really fun to watch and have a ton of potential. What they got from the talent outside of Lillard was nothing short of incredible, especially with most of the starters being gone.

I am sad they did not get any better. Time for Lillard to go to the Spurs...
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on May 27, 2017, 02:47:17 PM
Apparently the Spurs are after CP3. I'm surprised they would make this kind of win-now move.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on June 08, 2017, 01:38:12 PM
I can't wait for the NBA playoffs to start.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on June 08, 2017, 02:31:44 PM
I can't wait for the NBA playoffs to start.

I hear they are postponed until the 2019-2020 season. Possibly longer depending on the Warrior's contracts.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on June 08, 2017, 04:58:40 PM
Maybe Lebron and Carmelo will go to the Clippers.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on June 08, 2017, 07:28:06 PM
Maybe Lebron and Carmelo will go to the Clippers.

Yeah BANANA BOAT 3.0!!!! Best superteam of 2010 ever assembled just need D-Wade.


(http://i.imgur.com/DYaLZz9.png)
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on June 13, 2017, 01:32:21 PM
Well shit, Lebron made me believe that they could force a game 7 but at the end of the day GS just has too many weapons. Iggy and Draymond had some sweet chemistry down low last and Klay defended Kyrie too well and that was all it took. I would like to see a quadrilogy next year, but only if Cleveland can sufficiently bloat their roster with an all-star point guard.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on June 13, 2017, 02:21:26 PM
but at the end of the day GS just has too many weapons.
Hmm, I don't know. Even Steve Kerr acknowledged that they, "...had very little talent, actually. It was mostly coaching (https://streamable.com/3dquy)."


Iggy and Draymond had some sweet chemistry down low
Nowhere near the chemistry between TT and David West (http://i.imgur.com/PwS3UBl.jpg) js.


I would like to see a quadrilogy next year, but only if Cleveland can sufficiently bloat their roster with an all-star point guard.
Sign and trade lands the Cavs with Damian Lillard and Kawhi Leonard, losing only Kevin Love to the Spurs who still go on to win the title.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on June 13, 2017, 03:17:47 PM
The Cavs then pay more in luxury tax than the 76ers have paid in salary over the past 5 years.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on June 13, 2017, 06:24:19 PM
The Cavs then pay more in luxury tax than the 76ers have paid in salary over the past 5 years.

So you are saying to Trust the ProcessTM
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on June 14, 2017, 10:41:32 PM
Y'all fucks with this McGregor vs mayweather fight or nawl
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on June 15, 2017, 12:29:04 AM
MacGregor KOs Mayweather in the 3rd round.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on June 15, 2017, 12:44:04 AM
Y'all fucks with this McGregor vs mayweather fight or nawl

lol nawl
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on June 15, 2017, 01:54:17 AM
MacGregor KOs Mayweather in the 3rd round.

I freaking hope so
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Jura-Glenlivet on June 15, 2017, 10:37:36 AM

Although MacGregor can't box, it will ultimately depend on the script writers.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: garygreen on July 03, 2017, 01:28:43 AM
i can't believe i'm saying this, but after going 17-9 in june, the royals are only 3 games behind cleveland.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on July 12, 2017, 05:53:18 PM
Nadal loses in the 4th Rd
Djokovic and Murray out in the QFs
Federer only has to beat Berdych and either Cilic or Querrey to claim his record 8th Wimbledon and 19th Grand Slam overall.

Berdych broke Federer's streak of consecutive Grand Slam semi-finals, and when he is hitting his flat ball off wings with accuracy, he can overpower anyone.

Cilic is looking like the same player who beat Federer in the US Open semis in 2014, en route to his only Grand Slam title.

EDIT: Querrey doesn't have much to threaten Cilic other than a big serve and it took 5 sets for him to beat a hobbled Andy Murray. I can't see him making the final but it will be a great ride if he does.

It's Federer's title to lose, but it should be an interesting night conclusion to the Fortnight.

Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on July 16, 2017, 03:43:17 PM
Number 19 at SW19!
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: garygreen on August 05, 2017, 01:53:23 PM
http://ftw.usatoday.com/2017/08/jay-cutler-dolphins-quarterback-colin-kaepernick-ryan-tannehill-injury

lol so the dolphins are gonna sign cutler instead of kaep.  what a fucking joke.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Jura-Glenlivet on August 05, 2017, 08:15:44 PM

About 30 mins till Bolt runs in London.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Jura-Glenlivet on August 05, 2017, 09:00:51 PM
Shame, wonderful career finish with a bronze , even bigger shame that the winner was Justin (double drug cheating fuck) Gatlin. he's gonna take some shit when he collects gold, and I fell in love with ivona dadic, an Austrian heptathlete.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: garygreen on October 03, 2017, 04:54:34 AM
go kansas city football team

also lol if you bet washington at +7.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: garygreen on October 09, 2017, 03:24:14 AM
kansas city football team is legit
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on October 16, 2017, 11:48:18 PM
Go pats junker owes me. 500 dollars
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on October 17, 2017, 01:07:57 AM
Go pats junker owes me. 500 dollars

You should have taken the bet.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on October 29, 2017, 12:43:55 AM
go buckeyes ya boye
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on November 05, 2017, 04:25:16 AM
GSP is getting to knock Bisping out.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: nickrulercreator on November 05, 2017, 04:32:37 AM
go buckeyes ya boye

Ayy that Penn State 39-38 win was fantastic.

Shame about yesterday though  :'(
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on November 05, 2017, 05:08:13 AM
GSP via rear-naked choke. Looked like he hasn’t lost a step.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on November 05, 2017, 05:57:02 AM
go buckeyes ya boye

Ayy that Penn State 39-38 win was fantastic.

Shame about yesterday though  :'(

Why what happened on Friday?

Also I am done with CFB.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on November 25, 2017, 09:16:18 PM
On the notion of being a college football seer:


[11:37am] junker: i never want anyone to get hurt
[11:37am] junker: but last time he got hurt we wont the natty
[11:37am] junker: and he got hurt in this game
[11:37am] junker: oh shit he literally just got hurt
[11:37am] junker: this is meme level
[11:37am] Rushy: wow
[11:37am] Rushy: nice warlock spells



[1:07pm] junker: hmm rushy needs to come back and gloat for his team dominating
[1:07pm] Rushy joined the chat room.
[1:07pm] Rushy was promoted to operator by ChanServ.




Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on December 03, 2017, 06:03:09 AM
go buckeyes ya boye

Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: garygreen on December 03, 2017, 09:46:07 PM
whatever football is a dumb sport anyway i'd be embarrassed to be good at it

not even mad
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on December 09, 2017, 05:54:35 PM
T minus 3hrs until TFC plays the MLS final. Fuck Seattle.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on December 09, 2017, 06:00:35 PM
T minus 3hrs until TFC plays the MLS final. Fuck Seattle.

Hmm no Sounders are going back to back no offense.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on December 09, 2017, 10:55:50 PM
I hope that save doesn’t haunt us.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on December 09, 2017, 11:22:38 PM
Nice finisher.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on December 09, 2017, 11:25:37 PM
Nice finisher.

Yes guy. A nice cap to a redemptive season.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: garygreen on December 10, 2017, 11:26:38 PM
go chiefers.  thought we were gonna lose out the rest of the season.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: garygreen on January 06, 2018, 09:36:39 PM
whatever football is dumb
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Roundy on January 07, 2018, 12:49:33 AM
GO CHEFS

There's always next year.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on January 07, 2018, 12:51:19 AM
GO CHEFS

Remember that time Mariota threw and caught a touchdown on the same play?
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on January 07, 2018, 12:54:16 AM
GO CHEFS

Remember that time Mariota threw and caught a touchdown on the same play?

I ‘member.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: garygreen on January 07, 2018, 12:55:17 AM
you can all go fuck yourself right in your fat fucking asses.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on January 07, 2018, 01:02:51 AM
If you want someone to do something to them self, maybe you should call Marcus Mariota?
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on January 15, 2018, 02:21:39 AM
pls give jags vikes superb owl

pats vikes is okay too so shane can fight franklin
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on January 15, 2018, 02:34:15 AM
I never in a kijlion years thought the Jags would win a shootout.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on January 21, 2018, 09:47:49 PM
Hahahahahaha Gronk got what he deserved
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on January 21, 2018, 11:39:09 PM
I never in a kijlion years thought the Jags would win a shootout.

win what now
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on January 21, 2018, 11:39:56 PM
Tom Brady is the GOAT, also. What a fourth quarter.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on January 21, 2018, 11:46:17 PM
Nice playing it safe and waiting to post until after the comeback, Shane...
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on January 21, 2018, 11:50:11 PM
im at work and i have no phone :'( Did get to watch most of the game though
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on January 21, 2018, 11:55:47 PM
I never in a kijlion years thought the Jags would win a shootout.

win what now

 AFC South champs 2017.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on January 22, 2018, 01:02:37 AM
Welp sorry vikings :'( and franklin.

I really want vikings to win
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on January 22, 2018, 01:07:30 AM
lmao this is the D that was supposed to be good
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on January 22, 2018, 01:18:33 AM
I hope drunklin will survive the night
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Roundy on January 22, 2018, 06:53:44 AM
Well there's always next year Franky, no need to cry.

On a related note, fly Eagles fly!

https://youtu.be/6SosmpnWET4
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Roundy on January 28, 2018, 08:05:48 PM
Does Franklin ever look in here anymore? I was hoping he could provide some enlightenment as to why Vikings fans are such whiny little bitches and why so many of them seem determined to get their asses kicked next Sunday when they won't be the first team to ever play in the Superbowl at home.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Roundy on February 05, 2018, 03:21:05 AM
FLY EAGLES FLY
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Roundy on February 05, 2018, 03:21:34 AM
Sorry Sean   :(
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on February 05, 2018, 01:26:54 PM
FLY EAGLES FLY

That was an awesome game. I was hoping for the GOAT to be a little goatier and I suppose throwing for 505 yds in the Super Bowl qualifies but the Eagles were great last night.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on February 05, 2018, 06:13:26 PM
That was really bad defense. Brady was fantastic though. Tough losing cooks too
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on February 05, 2018, 06:25:18 PM
Brady was fantastic though.

fumble.gif
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on February 05, 2018, 06:28:12 PM
Meh, it happens.  Can't do much about that. Good play  by the eagles guy
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on February 05, 2018, 06:31:56 PM
Bill benching Malcolm butler lost the game imo. i really want to understand why he didn't play. 
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on February 05, 2018, 06:35:27 PM
Bill benching Malcolm butler lost the game imo. i really want to understand why he didn't play.

Hey they let him in on some special teams plays. That should count for something.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on February 05, 2018, 10:12:31 PM
Bill benching Malcolm butler lost the game imo. i really want to understand why he didn't play.

Hey they let him in on some special teams plays. That should count for something.

It counts for something and that something is not worth very much.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on February 06, 2018, 12:31:31 AM
The fact they dressed butler,  and told him just before kickoff he wasn't starting is despicable to me,  huge disrespect on the biggest stage,  unless something comes out about what he did,  this is the pettiest thing ever and bills ego lost @the game. Butler wasn't great this year, but I imagine he could've made ONE stop out of the 12 or 13 third/ fourth down plays eagles converted.  They destroyed Eric Rowe.  / rant
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on February 06, 2018, 02:15:40 AM
The fact they dressed butler,  and told him just before kickoff he wasn't starting is despicable to me,  huge disrespect on the biggest stage,  unless something comes out about what he did,  this is the pettiest thing ever and bills ego lost @the game. Butler wasn't great this year, but I imagine he could've made ONE stop out of the 12 or 13 third/ fourth down plays eagles converted.  They destroyed Eric Rowe.  / rant

tbh AH was out murdering people during his time playing and he didnt get benched

butler must have done something truly terrible  ::)
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on February 06, 2018, 02:40:45 AM
Supposedly he missed curfew??? What the ever living fuck.  I'm more mad about the butler situation than patriots losing
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on February 06, 2018, 02:42:25 AM
The patriots defense was the worst thing I've ever seen in a patriots game,  and you bench their arguably #1,  probably #2 corner
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Roundy on February 06, 2018, 03:07:24 AM
Yeah what a shame, lol. It probably wouldn't have made a difference. Look what the Birds did against the top defense in the league two weeks ago. We just had one of those offenses that can make good defenses look bad.

Of course I'm sure Belicheater thought Brady would beat this team blindfolded with one arm tied behind his back, like everyone else in the country not living in the Philly metro area. Lol. Go ahead, take the best team in the league for granted, it only makes things easier. And sweeter. We're the town of Rocky, you think we don't relish the underdog role?

I'm still trying to wrap my head around how a coach who keeps losing essential pieces of his team, including his fucking marquee starting QB, and keeps winning right up to the Superbowl, doesn't get Coach of the Year. Fucking nobody gave us any respect.

Classy guy, that Tom Brady, leaving the field in a huff. I guess he was assuming this game would be a cakewalk too. Lol.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on February 06, 2018, 03:11:18 AM

Of course I'm sure Belicheater thought Brady would beat this team blindfolded with one arm tied behind his back, like everyone else in the country not living in the Philly metro area. Lol. Go ahead, take the best team in the league for granted, it only makes things easier.


To be fair, Brady put in one of the best performances by a QB ever.  If NE had gotten that turnover instead of Philly it would have been a NE win, that is how close it was.  Now... Philly got it, so they deserve it.  Now can someone tell the Eagles fans that they are supposed to make their opponents eat horse shit?
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on February 06, 2018, 03:16:44 AM
w0w a qb is mad after losing the Superbowl, and playing one of the best games of his career.  I give the eagles all the credit,  they had the gameplan to win and did it.  You seem very angry for someone whose team just won lol
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on February 06, 2018, 03:16:59 AM
Punch all the horses
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Roundy on February 06, 2018, 03:24:36 AM
w0w a qb is mad after losing the Superbowl, and playing one of the best games of his career.  I give the eagles all the credit,  they had the gameplan to win and did it.  You seem very angry for someone whose team just won lol

You can be mad and show a little class. Cam Newton was lambasted by the media a couple years ago for exactly the same thing. Brady himself obviously put on a stellar performance, I guess it's just a shame the rest of your team didn't show up.

I seriously have no idea what makes you think I'm angry. Bitter that Pederson was overlooked for what was clearly the best coaching job of the year, maybe, but believe me, I'm ecstatic.  ;D
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Roundy on February 06, 2018, 03:31:51 AM
This really should go down as one of the greatest Superbowls of all time. Or at least one of the most exciting. Holy shit that was a good one.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Roundy on February 06, 2018, 03:36:08 AM
The Patriots are 1-3 in Superbowls against the NFC East under Belichick. True fact: they cheated in the one they won.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on February 06, 2018, 03:36:59 AM
w0w a qb is mad after losing the Superbowl, and playing one of the best games of his career.  I give the eagles all the credit,  they had the gameplan to win and did it.  You seem very angry for someone whose team just won lol

You can be mad and show a little class. Cam Newton was lambasted by the media a couple years ago for exactly the same thing. Brady himself obviously put on a stellar performance, I guess it's just a shame the rest of your team didn't show up.

I seriously have no idea what makes you think I'm angry. Bitter that Pederson was overlooked for what was clearly the best coaching job of the year, maybe, but believe me, I'm ecstatic.  ;D
Well I interpreted your tone in your post as somehow angry,  my b. That was a really freaking good game though imo

Edit: I typed this before your previous post lol

The Patriots are 1-3 in Superbowls against the NFC East under Belichick. True fact: they cheated in the one they won.

Double edit nice trolling w0w
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on February 06, 2018, 03:43:58 AM
This really should go down as one of the greatest Superbowls of all time. Or at least one of the most exciting. Holy shit that was a good one.

I think I enjoyed both the Falcons-Pats and Seahawks-Pats superbowls more.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Roundy on February 06, 2018, 03:46:26 AM
Double edit nice trolling w0w

Fine, I kid. This game did feel like vindication, though, even though we had an entirely different team at the time.

We can all agree this was a great game. For you it was just another Superbowl, albeit a particularly exciting one; for me, it's like a dream finally fulfilled.

I can't wait for the parade.  ;D

This really should go down as one of the greatest Superbowls of all time. Or at least one of the most exciting. Holy shit that was a good one.

I think I enjoyed both the Falcons-Pats and Seahawks-Pats superbowls more.

Well that's, like, just your opinion, man.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on February 06, 2018, 03:57:28 AM
I took Tuesday off for the parade and planned on getting there early to get close ☹ gg eagles
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: nickrulercreator on February 06, 2018, 05:25:39 PM
I'm late to this but go birds!! Brady can't catch a ball.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on February 06, 2018, 10:05:28 PM
Brady commented on butler's post on Instagram dispelling rumors about why he was benched, supporting him.  BB has a mutiny on his hands! I think this the end of an era
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on February 06, 2018, 10:09:45 PM
BB has a mutiny on his hands! I think this the end of an era

We can only hope. Good thing they have a future franchise QB as a backup already. Oh wait...
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on February 06, 2018, 10:15:38 PM
Brady has at least 2 years of good football left in the tank. there's still time to find the guy
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on February 06, 2018, 11:10:47 PM
Quote from: Rob Gronkowski
"Hello. This isn't an emergency. This is Rob Gronkowski calling. And while I was gone, my whole house got robbed while on the Super Bowl trip and I just got back."
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on February 06, 2018, 11:36:01 PM
I hope they didn't steal his rings
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on February 07, 2018, 01:01:40 AM
Ok so Josh McDaniels  was introduced as head coach of the colts, now apparently he is staying with the pats?  Wtf is happening in NE
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on February 07, 2018, 03:35:59 PM
Ok so Josh McDaniels  was introduced as head coach of the colts, now apparently he is staying with the pats?  Wtf is happening in NE

He is probably being told he will get Belichick’s job next year.

In other news, LBJ says he would never opt out of his no-trade clause because he wouldn’t quit on his teammates. Meanwhile, he is having trouble finding the motivation to get back on defense.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on February 08, 2018, 10:22:31 PM
>tfw Jimmy G highest paid NFL player
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on February 08, 2018, 11:24:32 PM
He better be worth it.

Anyone else enjoying the Cavs meltdown as much as me?
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on February 08, 2018, 11:33:05 PM
Anyone else enjoying the Cavs meltdown as much as me?

<---------       This guy
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on February 09, 2018, 04:37:52 AM
Jimmy G for a second round pick nice job bill.

Though ownership forced his hand,  it seems
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on February 09, 2018, 04:39:24 AM
I wish him the best,  he seems chill.

Also lol at Cavs, all they did was set up for Lakers to get LeBron
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on February 09, 2018, 12:33:21 PM
Jimmy G for a second round pick nice job bill.

Though ownership forced his hand,  it seems

The Kraft-Brady bromance is too strong for Bill.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: garygreen on April 01, 2018, 12:52:23 AM
i forgot to inaugurate the opening of the 2018 mlb season.

go royals.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Roundy on April 02, 2018, 01:27:10 AM
Go Phillies, woo.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on April 03, 2018, 09:53:49 PM
Patriots traded Brandin Cooks for the 23 pick hmm
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Benjamin Franklin on April 15, 2018, 04:35:51 PM
I hope drunklin will survive the night
I did not.

Also now we have Kirk Cousins so the gods will have to find a new and exciting way to break our hearts. Maybe he'll turn out to be a pedo around week 9.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Benjamin Franklin on May 16, 2018, 01:02:04 AM
Also, in baseball news, I'm formally inviting all of you onto the Twins Bandwagon.

https://streamable.com/9iln7
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on May 17, 2018, 03:19:08 AM
Go Celtics!
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on June 01, 2018, 04:02:51 AM
LeBron James is objectively the best basketball player in the history of the universe.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on June 01, 2018, 12:16:39 PM
LeBron James is objectively the best basketball player in the history of the universe.

All hail his airness for creating same d universe for LBJ. Also, do you think Lebron punches JR really hard in the arm after last night?
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on June 01, 2018, 03:49:29 PM
Also, do you think Lebron punches JR really hard in the arm after last night?

I hope he got bopped with bars of soap in a sock while he slept. Of course, had he not been a total moron, the outcome may not have changed much since who knows if he would have scored. He may have been blocked and Curry could have casually pulled up from 60 feet away for the winner. Still one of the most unbelievable moments I have ever witnessed watching basketball.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on June 01, 2018, 07:34:59 PM
It was the NBA version of Webber in the NCAA
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Benjamin Franklin on June 01, 2018, 08:46:06 PM
He's just taking the pressure off Hill for missing the second free throw. That's a real teammate right there.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: garygreen on June 02, 2018, 12:25:36 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/6HzBloc.jpg)
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on June 02, 2018, 12:33:53 AM
TIL: Gary knows more about basketball than LBJ.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: garygreen on June 02, 2018, 02:00:39 AM
TIL: Gary everyone on earth except j.r. smith knew more about basketball the score of the basketball game than LBJ j.r. smith.

fixd
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on June 03, 2018, 02:22:37 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/6HzBloc.jpg)


(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DeoWuUEUYAEKh_M.jpg:large)
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on June 09, 2018, 07:14:29 PM
I -almost- felt bad for Lebron this time around. Any guesses on where he plays next year?
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on June 11, 2018, 04:13:33 PM
I -almost- felt bad for Lebron this time around. Any guesses on where he plays next year?

He seems to be fine with just making the Finals every year, so probably the 76ers. If he goes west, then I would think the Rockets, Spurs, or Lakers (if they also get PG), respectively. He should just go to GSW though, because why not.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on June 13, 2018, 02:34:09 AM
Celtics lol
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Roundy on June 13, 2018, 03:03:20 AM
I might actually watch basketball next year if the Sixers get LeBron.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on June 13, 2018, 04:14:47 AM
It will be exciting to see who loses to the Warriors next year
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on June 13, 2018, 04:40:33 AM
It will be exciting to see who loses to the Warriors next year

Celtics lol

But really, probably the Celtics
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on June 13, 2018, 12:53:37 PM
It will be exciting to see who loses to the Warriors next year

Celtics lol

But really, probably the Celtics

Probably wherever Lebron goes, no offense.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on June 13, 2018, 03:40:00 PM
incorrect
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on June 13, 2018, 04:07:12 PM
incorrect

He beat you guys with a shit team.  Imagine a decent team?  Celtics rekt.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on June 13, 2018, 04:45:30 PM
Hmm yes without 2 best players
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on June 13, 2018, 05:04:02 PM
Exactly, you guys needed your two best players to beat the worst team lebron has ever lead. Put him on a not shit team and they don’t stand a chance. Especially when Kyrie is already signaling for an exit.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on June 13, 2018, 06:02:41 PM
sorry shane boston never wins the east until lebron is gone or reunites with KI
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on July 02, 2018, 12:48:35 AM
So Lebron is officially a Laker, now who goes to play with him? Kawhi probably? Anyone else?
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on July 02, 2018, 01:23:33 AM
Pls Kawhi...
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on July 02, 2018, 02:00:39 AM
There is no way Lebron takes a harder path to the final without some serious help.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on July 02, 2018, 02:27:36 AM
There is no way Lebron takes a harder path to the final without some serious help.

I mean, KD already took the hardest path (https://www.foxsports.com/nba/story/kevin-durant-on-joining-golden-state-warriors-the-hardest-road-to-a-championship-070716)...

But yes. Need Kawhi. Maybe Paul George changes his mind since I don't think he has officially signed anything. Keep Julius Randle if possible, then the future goat LaVar Ball already there. Instant chip.

Sean should be happy.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on July 02, 2018, 12:34:42 PM
They just signed Lance Stephenson too. Lebron was tired of kissing him.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on July 04, 2018, 06:36:02 PM
Hell ya now the Celtics are in the finals every year
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on July 04, 2018, 07:43:21 PM
Hell ya now the Raptors are in the finals every year

lmao
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Benjamin Franklin on July 04, 2018, 11:06:07 PM
Abolish GSW
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on July 05, 2018, 12:00:06 AM
Abolish GSW
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on July 05, 2018, 06:06:06 AM
Hell ya now the Raptors are in the finals every year

lmao

do what now
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on July 18, 2018, 12:04:26 PM
The raptors are getting Kawhi Leonard for DeRozan. It’s a huge risk but this season should be fun.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on September 09, 2018, 12:43:28 AM
Serena Williams went full libtard in the US Open final to draw attention away from how she was getting dominated. Pretty gruesome.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: garygreen on September 17, 2018, 02:12:27 AM
mahomes had more touchdowns than incompletions.  lmao.  go chiefs.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Benjamin Franklin on September 17, 2018, 10:31:15 PM
Kickers and ties are stupid
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: disputeone on September 19, 2018, 06:51:33 AM
Serena Williams went full libtard in the US Open final to draw attention away from how she was getting dominated. Pretty gruesome.

I love how she said she was treated unfairly because she's a black woman. When her opponent was also a black woman.

She's really strong, fit and talented to be fair, just not very bright. Would have been better to lose with dignity.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on September 19, 2018, 11:43:01 AM
Serena Williams went full libtard in the US Open final to draw attention away from how she was getting dominated. Pretty gruesome.

I love how she said she was treated unfairly because she's a black woman. When her opponent was also a black woman.

Just to be completely fair, she never played the race card. Much of the jibbering masses did though.

Quote
She's really strong, fit and talented to be fair, just not very bright. Would have been better to lose with dignity.

Ehhh, I don’t agree with that either. I think she is bright, but I think like many top level competitors she has a psycho side that she lets loose every so often. Hers seems to be particularly unrestrained since she could not let go of the sting of her first code violation a full set later.

I thinks it shit that only the people in the tennis community that are supporting Serena are getting airtime.

Serena’s denial of coaching continued to an Australian interview where she said that her coach did not admit to coaching even though he absolutely did right after the match.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: disputeone on September 21, 2018, 09:13:39 AM
Serena Williams went full libtard in the US Open final to draw attention away from how she was getting dominated. Pretty gruesome.

I love how she said she was treated unfairly because she's a black woman. When her opponent was also a black woman.

Just to be completely fair, she never played the race card. Much of the jibbering masses did though.

Quote
She's really strong, fit and talented to be fair, just not very bright. Would have been better to lose with dignity.

Ehhh, I don’t agree with that either. I think she is bright, but I think like many top level competitors she has a psycho side that she lets loose every so often. Hers seems to be particularly unrestrained since she could not let go of the sting of her first code violation a full set later.

I thinks it shit that only the people in the tennis community that are supporting Serena are getting airtime.

Serena’s denial of coaching continued to an Australian interview where she said that her coach did not admit to coaching even though he absolutely did right after the match.

Yeah lying was a bad look. I must have mistaken her words for CNNs, my bad.

I liked how our newspaper didn't back down or apologise.

Anyway AFL finals are on this weekend, my team is paying.

Inb4 what's AFL.
http://m.afl.com.au/

CARN WEST COAST!!
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: disputeone on September 29, 2018, 02:41:31 AM
Grand final day today mofos, I hope my team beats the other team in the sportsball competition.

Only kidding I do enjoy grand final day. Going the pub to watch the game with luch and beers.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: garygreen on October 02, 2018, 03:19:46 AM
nb4 chiefs/rams super bowl
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on October 02, 2018, 01:21:45 PM
nb4 chiefs/rams super bowl

You’re not wrong.

RIP 49ers season.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on November 14, 2018, 08:49:52 PM
Kisenosanto is 0-4 so far in the November Basho.  Craziness.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on December 01, 2018, 05:48:54 PM
Championship Saturday.  Hook em Horns, Roll Tide, and O-H.....I-O.

Also drink.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on December 09, 2018, 10:30:57 PM
That was the most disgraceful play I've ever seen from the Patriots holy hell
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: garygreen on December 09, 2018, 11:42:28 PM
lol pats
lol texans
go chefs

(https://i.redd.it/r5brxygdhb321.jpg)
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on January 14, 2019, 04:55:12 AM
Damn I thought the chargers were supposed to be good?? Pats might actually make it back to the superb owl
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on January 21, 2019, 02:14:54 PM
sry garygreen
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on January 21, 2019, 04:38:55 PM
GG, GG
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: garygreen on January 22, 2019, 10:54:25 PM
fuck new england
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on January 23, 2019, 01:37:05 PM
fuck new england

Hard to do when they are fucking you, mirite?
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on January 24, 2019, 12:11:20 AM
fuck new england

Your boy lining up offsides cost y'all the game 😂
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on February 04, 2019, 03:46:44 AM
Pats to NFL: GG
NFL to Pats: Get fucked
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on March 21, 2019, 09:28:47 PM
opening day
march madness
nba playoffs
the masters
champions league final
premier league finale

tbh basically the best few months of sports about to go down
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on March 21, 2019, 10:27:44 PM
opening day
march madness
nba playoffs
the masters
champions league final
premier league finale

tbh basically the best few months of sports about to go down

mfw no nhl playoffs
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on March 21, 2019, 11:14:39 PM
opening day
march madness
nba playoffs
the masters
champions league final
premier league finale

tbh basically the best few months of sports about to go down

mfw no nhl playoffs

tbh im not sure how i missed that because i was thinking it whilst typing
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rushy on March 21, 2019, 11:49:37 PM
Auburn is doing very well in hoop shoots this year, which is nice considering how bad they've gotten at handegg
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Benjamin Franklin on March 25, 2019, 05:00:00 AM
March Madness has had a lot of great games already this year. First time watching college basketball and it's a lot of fun, way better than the NBA.

That said, the biggest sporting event of the year is about a month away. The NFL draft is almost here! Here's my (not very) hot takes on how this draft will shake down. I'll include a take for some of the team's FES roots for.

NFL DRAFT HOT TAKES:
Nick Bosa (EDGE) is going first overall.
Kyler Murray (QB) isn't getting drafted in the first 20 picks.
DK Metcalf (WR) will have less than a thousand career receiving yards.
The Patriots are taking an Iowa TE. Either one, but they're replacing Gronk with a corn-fed monster.
First five players off the board, in no particular order, are Bosa, Josh Allen (EDGE), Quinnen Williams (DT), Dwayne Haskins (QB), and Jonah Williams (T)
The 49'ers are taking their favorite of the big three defensive prospects. I'd guess Quinnen Williams.
Only the Raiders are trading out of the top five.
The Vikings will go offensive lineman the first two rounds. I hope.
Seahawks trade out of the first round and draft a bunch of weird prospects, and find an all-pro that no one is talking about.
Chiefs don't pick an offensive player in the first three rounds. All defense.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Sean on March 25, 2019, 03:58:41 PM
Gronk, RIP to a legend
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on March 25, 2019, 04:01:02 PM
Gronk, RIP to a legend

Good for him.  Too many injuries at this point.  Hopefully, he made enough money to deal with how broken he will be at 50.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on May 07, 2019, 10:23:32 PM
I’m not a huge football fan, but holy shit what a result by Liverpool.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on May 31, 2019, 03:45:01 AM
Oh boy the Raptor’s looked good tonight.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on May 31, 2019, 03:53:54 PM
Oh boy the Raptor’s looked good tonight.

May 29, 2019: "Warriors look amazing without KD, they don't need him to beat the Raptors."

May 30, 2019: "Warriors cannot beat the Raptors without KD."

~420.69% of all sports "analysts"
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on June 11, 2019, 11:01:33 AM
Dammit, we played too tight. Even with all the shots we missed and threes that the warriors made it was still a one point game. Guess we have to celebrate in the Oracle.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on June 14, 2019, 05:23:27 AM
rip rama
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on June 14, 2019, 12:30:31 PM
This is Rama’s wife. He died with a smile on his face last night knowing the Raptors are the greatest sports franchise in history.

He also wanted to pass along this message: Thork is larping donkey.

Details of a memorial to follow.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on June 15, 2019, 12:55:15 AM
Not going to work. You already died on this forum once before.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on June 15, 2019, 01:33:55 AM
Worked better than Steph Curry’s jump shot.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on June 15, 2019, 01:36:44 AM
Worked better than Steph Curry’s jump shot.

And KD's achilles. And Klay's ACL.
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on June 15, 2019, 03:14:16 AM
Worked better than Steph Curry’s jump shot.

And KD's achilles. And Klay's ACL.
ThE RAptoRs HaVe aN AstERIx1!!!!!
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: junker on June 15, 2019, 03:28:01 AM
Worked better than Steph Curry’s jump shot.

And KD's achilles. And Klay's ACL.
ThE RAptoRs HaVe aN AstERIx1!!!!!

warriors just paying off their deal with the devil to beat lebron the first time around
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Benjamin Franklin on June 15, 2019, 06:44:36 AM
thank god basketball and hockey are over so we can focus on the sport everyone really cares about

Mid-season Baseball!
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: garygreen on June 30, 2019, 05:52:17 PM
FUCK toronto
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: Rama Set on July 01, 2019, 04:35:33 PM
FUCK toronto

Like all of us? That would be a sports event!
Title: Re: Official Sports Thread
Post by: garygreen on September 23, 2019, 04:43:56 AM
mahomes

https://www.reddit.com/r/KansasCityChiefs/comments/d5pj55/oc_lotta_mouthy_ravens_fans_on_twitter_today/