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Divisional Wrap 2: Don't Fall Behind, Stupid

Posted by Radatz on January 14, 2018 at 8:45 PM Comments comments (7)


Pair of stunners, for different reasons. The one thing they had in common was that it's not a great idea to fall behind by three scores early, no matter who you are. Even if magic is required to prove it. Both games featured calls quietly reversed and flags picked up (same thing) on orders from NY. Nobody complained. The Patriots weren't involved.


MIN 30 NO 24: Remember when the Vikings were an also-ran without a real QB? Or the Saints were aging into oblivion? W...

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Football!

Posted by JDIN827 on January 14, 2018 at 9:30 AM Comments comments (5)

Sure, people laughed, rolled their eyes, and made fun of Cleveland as usual. When I first heard about the parade, I thought the same. How dumb! AFTER I watched it, I changed my mind!


This was NOT a parade to CELEBRATE 0-16. This was a fan base, THEE most loyal, dedicated and passionate around TAKING A STAND. Defiance!  Defiance!  Decades of pure poop....ENOUGH! Bad draft choices, bad veteran choices, wrong coaching staffs time and time again, wrong front offi...

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Division Wrap 1: Top Seeds

Posted by Radatz on January 14, 2018 at 12:10 AM Comments comments (19)


We saw two top seeds win, one anticipated, the other perhaps not. One game was a blowout; the other was close, low-scoring and a shade controversial.



PHI 15 ATL 10: It was sort of heartwarming to see the maligned Nick Foles engineer a low-scoring win for the Eagles, but this somewhat poorly-officiated game had a climax nobody mentioned. When Clement got the first down at the end following Atlanta's ill-timed offside, I ran it back several times and ea...

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Divisional Roundup

Posted by Radatz on January 9, 2018 at 2:40 AM Comments comments (14)


Let's get this over with fast. That always works better in the large. Just the basics. Boring common sense.



[email protected]: New England is at home. They have the better coach. They have the better QB. They have more experience. They have a better record. They probably have some missing pieces returning to boot. They're the champs. How do you bet against them?


[email protected]: Pitt has the better QB. Pitt is at home. Pitt has the experience. Jax...

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Late WC 2 Wrap

Posted by Radatz on January 8, 2018 at 1:40 PM Comments comments (11)


Pardon the late post, but yesterday was a busy day worthy of skipping out on (most of) the game broadcasts. You see, my son got married! And the date (Jan. 7) was also Mom's 100th birthday (hope she and Dad saw the wedding somehow), my Name Day, and Christmas on the old (Julian) calendar. Kinda cool. I did manage to check the radio or tv during a few lulls in the day's action and report back to my son (possibly the only other person in the place who was interested).


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Rams Sputter

Posted by Radatz on January 7, 2018 at 12:40 AM Comments comments (8)


ATL 26 LAR 13:


The Rams got off to a fatally slow 13-0 start and couldn't manage more than a tie the rest of the way despite what seemed to be better opportunities than the Falcons got.


Gurley ran for 101 but was largely ineffective, most of his output coming on a couple of big runs. Watkins was useless. Woods was magnificent until the end when he wasn't. Goff looked like a kid with potential but was ineffective at the end, his receivers partia...

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Say It Ain't So, Andy

Posted by Radatz on January 6, 2018 at 8:50 PM Comments comments (4)


TEN 22 KC 21:


It probably shouldn't have happened, but it did. The team most thought the biggest threat to NE or Pitt is gone. Of course, it took an early whistle on a Mariota fumble-six (forward progress???), a non-fumble-six and a non-fumble-two (maybe good calls ) and Mariota catching his own batted-down pass and running it in on a play that sure looked like he was past the line of scrimmage when he threw. Plus a concussion to Kelce late in the 1st half.

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Something Fishy as Usual

Posted by Radatz on January 3, 2018 at 12:35 AM Comments comments (14)


Just a fast junk blog here before a thought gets snowed under.


Remember a few years back when teams were losing guys because of a 'torn bicep'? Well, this year's injury-du-jour seems to be either "Achilles" or "calf". What's up? An Achilles rupture used to be the dreaded injury that happened to some pro athlete (or somebody you know) about once every decade. Now we see guys go down almost every week with that or a lesser variation. And "calf"? Patriots have had V...

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Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

Posted by JDIN827 on January 2, 2018 at 1:15 PM Comments comments (2)

OH YEAH BABY, LOVIN IT!


Did Baker Mayfield Cry?  Did he just get a krap load of karma shoved up his arrogant arse?  Did a Georgia player yell at him "Humble Yourself" several times? 


As Scurds would say, HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

HAAAAAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!


Ya Lost Baby...

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Coaching Fun

Posted by Radatz on January 2, 2018 at 2:45 AM Comments comments (9)


Coaching and other staff news will be a whirlpool for a while yet, but here are the early birds.


CIN: As predicted here, Marvin Lewis is proving as hard to hold to a retirement statement as Al Franken. He seems to be milking the victories over the Ravens and Lions to play the coy diva. These may be the costliest victories in Bengals history.


CLE: You just knew when Kizer somehow managed to throw for 300+ vs. Pittsburgh in a losing effort to Land...

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