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NFL Picks NEXT weekend - conference championships

Discussion in 'Other Sports Talk' started by PaPaD, Jan 12, 2015.

  1. BigJim13

    BigJim13 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    This is what doesn't add up to me. Could they have deflated? Yes. Why didn't the refs notice?

    Also, you can't tell me that the only Colts player in the first half to touch the ball was the guy that intercepted. I mean, there were a few incomplete passes. I don't recall, but I can't believe only one person noticed the whole first half.
     
  2. Fairwaysplitter3320

    Fairwaysplitter3320 Recovering Equipment Ho...off the wagon again. Staff Member Admin

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    From what I heard and read the refs said they did notice and at half took the questionable balls out of play.
     
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  3. PaPaD

    PaPaD Club ho, geezer........ Supporting Member

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    I'm in "so what" mode on this over-inflated drama (see what I just did there?). There has to be bigger issues than this for the NFL and the fans to fret over. BFD - the balls were under-inflated. Brady could have beaten the Colts with a bowling ball. Nothing to see her folks................move along. :rolleyes:
     
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  4. azgreg

    azgreg "Don't count that." Supporting Member

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  5. BigJim13

    BigJim13 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    Kinda where I am. The one thing most people have agreed on is that it had 0 influence on the outcome of the game.
     
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    Funny how the media is eating this shit up but there's some shit I won't go into happening in the white house that they're oddly silent on.....
     
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    limpalong Mental Ward Escapee Supporting Member

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    Lots of things in this life more important that a couple of psi underinflated footballs. It's a non-issue the media is doing everything in their power to make something out of. If a fraction of the time spent doing forensic analysis on footballs, interviewing a few dozen people involved with the footballs, scaring up a plethora of "experts" to appear on television and radio programs was spent on medicine, taxes, ISIS, etc. we would be far better off. Athletics trumps anything and everything.
     
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    limpalong Mental Ward Escapee Supporting Member

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    FIFY... But, not going there. The boy deployed again, yesterday. I make every attempt to stay out of any political discussion while he is somewhere across the ocean.
     
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    PaPaD Club ho, geezer........ Supporting Member

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    That's why Brady laughed when he was first asked about it. He thought they were joking. I know Belichik isn't popular with the media, but I LOVE the way he snubs them when they ask stupid questions or try to spin up drama over minutia.
     
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    Splunge Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    God bless him and your family.
     
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    Wi-Golfer Golfer on hiatus. Supporting Member

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    Winner winner chicken dinner.
     
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    We all know someone like the Patriots organization. That guy that is always looking to skirt the rules. It may not be illegal, but it is questionable ethically.
     
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    Is this similar to the "spirit of the rule" BS? I never understood that. If you want to make a rule make a rule. Don't throw spirit of the rule in there too, or even worse unwritten rules. F those too.

    Other than spy gate, not sure anybody can accuse the Pats of cheating. Belicek was pretty stern in his denial. Brady hasn't ever done anything other than be classy. So, I'll take them at their word.

    Like I said, it had zero affect on the game. And I hate the Pats, so no fanboy here.
     
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    Every rule/law has some degree of spirit to it, since it is impossible to put everything in writing.

    I think of it like this: I look at what the rules say and abide by them. Other folks, like the Patriots, look at what the rules DON'T say and look for a way to exploit it to their advantage.
     
  15. BigJim13

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    Doesn't make it unethical or immoral though. And there still isn't any proof that the Pats cheated-spy gate aside of course.
     
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    Ethics is an interesting topic...

    FTR I could care less as I do not care for the Patriots.
     
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    I hate the Pats but Brady is Captain America and the closest this new generation has to Montana.
     
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  18. BigJim13

    BigJim13 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    That and he has way more to lose by deflating than he could ever gain.

    He doesn't strike me as a compulsive liar or a sociopath. Did you see his press conference? Near tears and obviously uncomfortable with the accusation he cheated.
     
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    subsonic Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Brady has never been the Captain Comeback type of Quarterback. Montana WAS Captain Comeback and his greatest moments came during crunch time.
     
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    I think he was referring to winning. Brady has 3. Only Montana and Bradshaw have more.

    I hate to say it because I'm a HUGE Montana guy, but Brady is the closest I've seen.
     
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