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When former players commentating on the game are saying, "I don't know what a catch is anymore," and when retired referees (sitting in the booth with said commentators) say, "that was a catch, the call will be overturned," and it isn't, there is a big problem with the catch rule.


Cuchulainn wrote:
When former players commentating on the game are saying, "I don't know what a catch is anymore," and when retired referees (sitting in the booth with said commentators) say, "that was a catch, the call will be overturned," and it isn't, there is a big problem with the catch rule.

While watching that happen, as soon as Mike Carey said it should be overturned, I knew the call would stand. It's the Mike Carey Rule, he's always wrong.

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I wonder if this Peyton Manning thing will now get brushed under the rug. He will retire and everyone will say doesn't matter he is retiring nothing to see here move along. Integrity of the game my butt.


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I wonder if this Peyton Manning thing will now get brushed under the rug. He will retire and everyone will say doesn't matter he is retiring nothing to see here move along. Integrity of the game my butt.

Maybe we'll get lucky and the Colts will be stripped of a couple first round picks.


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So, the Brady suspension is back on after the appeals court ruled in favor of the NFL.

The Eagles are my favorite train wreck to watch this off-season. Sam Bradford demanding a trade only enhances this.

And I suspect teams have optimistically overvalued the quarterbacks in this draft, or maybe us rubes on the outside have undervalued the quarterbacks in this draft.

Either way, it's been a surprisingly entertaining off-season so far. :-)


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Johnny Manziel for the win! (Winning at entertaining us and being the butt of many memes)

The Eagles are almost certainly gonna flame out...harder than last year. Chip Kelly's 10 year plan is working perfectly.

re:Brady...This could go further.


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Forgot about Johnny Beer Pong. :-D

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GM Niles wrote:


The Eagles are almost certainly gonna flame out...harder than last year. Chip Kelly's 10 year plan is working perfectly.

As an Eagles fan, I should throw a cup of beer at you and berate you for being wrong, but I'm too exhausted from yelling at management through the computer screen.


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As someone that grew up in Wisconsin in the 80s dark ages I can absolutely relate.


Man, I feel your pain. Trust me, as an Oregon alum I wanted nothing more than for Kelly to be successful, if only to prove that his system works on both levels.

I'm not sure what the hangup was in Philly, but man it didn't work at all. Let's see how he does in San Fran with a different QB and ownership, but honestly I'm not expecting any better results.

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Well, good-bye and good luck, Josh Norman.

Dave Gettelman obviously felt that, as good a cornerback as you were this season, you were not worth fifteen million a year.

On the plus side, we have more cap room, and you and Odell Beckham get to try and murder each other twice a year from now on. The Giants - Redskins games will be moved to prime times slots just for the potential drama.


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I'll watch those...just to see if anyone gets charged with battery!


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Greg Hardy isn't on the Panthers anymore, so hopefully, that shouldn't be a problem. :-)


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Oh! You meant during the game. :-)

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Much insanity going on in college football this year. The SEC seems to be having an off year, except maybe Alabama. And there have been some surprising upsets.

I like it though. S~&# gets too boring when it gets predictable.

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Except for when USC loses. I can get behind that predictable every day of the week and twice on Saturday.


Aaaaaaan the Saints start 0 and 2...again.

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Can't say I'm surprised.

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Seriously, Diggs? What the f++& were you thinking just now?

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This has been a brutally defensive game. I've lost track of the number of sacks between both sides.

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And.......that's game over.


Vikes game a nailbitter, but since they held jordy down I won by .04 and a win is a win!

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I like a good nailbiter when it's two teams I don't particularly care about.

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LSU confirms it: Les Miles, Cam Cameron out at LSU; Ed Orgeron to be Tigers' interim coach, Pete Jenkins to join staff

Can't say I'm surprised. Two multi-loss seasons in a row, plus his inability to beat Saban. His firing was pretty much a done deal.


After that Wisconsin loss, only a sweep of SEC West teams would have saved Les's job. The fact that the loss last night can pretty much be laid at his feet didn't help. I'm 100% in agreement with the firing.

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How about them Vikes???

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GM Niles wrote:
After that Wisconsin loss, only a sweep of SEC West teams would have saved Les's job. The fact that the loss last night can pretty much be laid at his feet didn't help. I'm 100% in agreement with the firing.

Absolutely. He had a good run, and I'm betting someone will snatch him up. Meanwhile, LSU can concentrate on rebuilding.


Of course, after this weekend, losing to Wisconsin might not be as humiliating as you're making it out to be. :-D

On Wisconsin!!!!!!


Johnny Fencesitter wrote:

Of course, after this weekend, losing to Wisconsin might not be as humiliating as you're making it out to be. :-D

On Wisconsin!!!!!!

The guy has had more NFL talent than anyone else in College Football and has very little to show for it since 2007.

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WOOT! Monday Night Football! I don't often watch it, but the Saints are playing the evil Falcons tonight.

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Okay, that was.....disappointing.


You think? However, this is my prediction for the season. 6-10 and we get the 12th pick in the draft because for whatever reason we don't sit Brees and we pick up a few garbage wins late.

So, basically the last 2 years all over again.

Ugh.

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Between crap like this and LSU, I don't know why I even bother sometimes.....


Well, I'm not really an LSU fan. I went to University of Oregon, but their year isn't going great either.

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The other day, for some inexplicable reason, I found myself remembering Friday night's during my high school years. We'd more often than not spend them in Tad Gormley Stadium in New Orleans, watching my school's football team play.....someone.

My parent's always sat in the same place, up at the top of the stadium, typically near where many of the school administrators and teachers were sitting.

I look forward to something similar, but from the parent perspective, in the future.


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My kids can play football when they turn 18, I'm sure not signing any permission slip.

Your mileage may vary, of course. :-)


My son won't be playing football at any level. CTE is a real thing, and its effects have been documented in people who have *only* played PeeWee/MS/HS ball.

I'm a Basketball fan too, and I'll be pushing him into that one.

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My son won't be playing football at any level. CTE is a real thing, and its effects have been documented in people who have *only* played PeeWee/MS/HS ball.

I'm a Basketball fan too, and I'll be pushing him into that one.

I doubt my boy will be appropriately sized and skilled for football. If anything, he'll maybe run track. Lord knows I'll discourage him from soccer, though I'd be cool if he played baseball.

Then again, none of my brothers played high school football, but we still went to the games to show our support and have a good time.


I just went because that's where the chicks were on Friday night.

My high school team was called The Cheesemakers, but hey at least we weren't the dastardly Freeport Pretzels.

Never trust a pretzel!


Did y'all see the UT-Georgia game yesterday?? Wild times!

And the Panthers appear to be imploding: defending NFC champs are 1-3! Even wilder!!


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The AFC and NFC South both appear to be shaping up into dumpster fires with one modestly-performing team apiece...


All I know is WVU has to have a bunch of horseshoes nailed to their D line's lockers.

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And the Panthers appear to be imploding: defending NFC champs are 1-3! Even wilder!!

Those of us who are long-time Panther fans are used to it. We don't seem to be able to sustain a highly competitive team for more than a season or two. We spike up, then crash back down.

I'm just hoping we don't follow our 15-1 season with another 1-15 season.


Well, looking at Carolina's next 7 games, they could win any of them . . . but they could lose any of them, too. They should have a solid win against Tampa Bay on Monday, and I would call a coin-flip against New Orleans the following game . . . . I'm not sure who's going to show up more convinced of the need to win when they face off against Arizona. And I would love to see the Rams crush them 13-10 . . . . Regardless, looks like a tough schedule, and "any given Sunday" . . . .

Oh, well. We'll see.

Now I just hope the Vols pull off a win against Texas A&M tomorrow.


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LSU confirms it: Les Miles, Cam Cameron out at LSU; Ed Orgeron to be Tigers' interim coach, Pete Jenkins to join staff

Can't say I'm surprised. Two multi-loss seasons in a row, plus his inability to beat Saban. His firing was pretty much a done deal.

Bill Simmons had a nice rant about how much money is wasted on fired coaches in the NCAA. He thinks they should adopt a rule that coaches can only be signed to 4 year deals. These 10 year, multi-million contracts are a big burden for teams to carry when they fire the coach 3 years into it. I think Auburn was on the hook last year for two previous coaches, who combined for some $3.8 million.

Charlie Weiss got paid some $18 million NOT to coach by Notre Dame. He's also getting monthly payments from Kansas of about $200,000 (though that'll finish soon).

Nebraska still has about 30 payments of $132,000 to Bo Pelini (or about $4 million).


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Meh, if a school is dumb enough/smart enough to sign a guy for 10 years then they deserve the consequences.

It's some rich donor alumni's money anyways. (typically for football anyways)


Which three WR do you play for fantasy week 5?

Odell Bekham Jr.
Brandon Marshall
T.Y. Hilton
Michael Crabtree


Odell gets to beat up the packers secondary this week.

So I for one will be watching the fisticuffs along the sideline.

But I wouldn't count on him for fantasy football. :-)

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Poor Mike the Tiger (LSU mascot) - he's riddled with cancer. They're going to euthanize him.

Liberty's Edge

Aaaaaand we're struggling against the Bucs, at home. *SIGH*

C'mon Panthers, don't mail in the season already!

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