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Will Week 2 Sort Out the Mysteries of Week 1?

Posted by Radatz on September 13, 2017 at 1:05 PM Comments comments (5)

In the aftermath of a rather confusing week 1 we get a week 2 schedule that's more interesting than usual. What did we learn last week? My take is that we learned many teams are still in preseason. Expect that to continue for a while. But let's apply the more specific 'lessons' of week 1 to each game --- then say what we really feel.

[email protected]: Battle of the megaflops. Week 1 told us neither team can win this game, but somebody's got to. Cinci doesn't h...

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MNF: One Bore and One Outrage

Posted by Radatz on September 12, 2017 at 1:25 AM Comments comments (7)

The weekend of strange outcomes and largely crummy games continued on MNF. Execution is at a mid-preseason low in most quarters, and teams with little turnover (via change or early attrition) and/or fairly simple 'systems' (if any are left) seem to have the advantage. Here's hoping the next CBA has more sane prep time. Injuries are huge, but it looks like this ain't workin' even on that front so far. Here's hoping the stupid NFL finally exterminates timeouts on field goals too.

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Week One is Done, Thankfully for the Most Part.

Posted by Radatz on September 11, 2017 at 12:00 AM Comments comments (10)

What an opening week. When it began, the Patriots were 'prohibitive favorites' to win the Super Bowl. After Thursday, the favorite became Seattle. Wonder who it is now. It was a week of surprises, a number of top dogs having a rough time (some while winning). Thank goodness for the Carsons (Wentz and Palmer) or I might have gotten just about every game wrong. Most of them were not what you call works of art. Seems all the players who don't get injured in the shortened preseason ma...

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y'all payin attention???

Posted by the immortal scurds on September 10, 2017 at 7:25 PM Comments comments (5)

Week 3 Top 25

Posted by theknightswhosay on September 10, 2017 at 5:30 PM Comments comments (1)


1 Alabama 1

2 Oklahoma 3

3 Penn St. 4

4 Clemson 5

5 Wisconsin 6

6 Okla St. 8

7 Michigan 9

8 USC 15

9 Ohio St. 2

10 Florida St. 10

11 Washington 11

12 Georgia 12

13 LSU 13

14 Kansas St. 16

15 Auburn 14

Continue to full rankings and reasoning (I included a picture ...

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Cancellations and (later) Game Previews

Posted by theknightswhosay on September 10, 2017 at 3:50 AM Comments comments (0)

For my thoughts on the cancellations, see full blog.

Today’s Big Games

Anyway, I did want to talk a little bit about the games that will be played. As I mentioned above, the conference games are the most important, and there is an SEC game between residents of the two “Columbias” (South Carolina and Missouri). I decided that instea...

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What an...

Posted by JDIN827 on September 9, 2017 at 11:30 PM Comments comments (6)

I was getting really sick and tired of hearing how the Buckeyes supposedly "disrespected" OK last year when we sang our alma mater song "Carmen Ohio" after last year's win.  First, I believe the Buckeyes sing that song after every game, (or at least every win, but I think its every game).  Its been a tradition for awhile.  Secondly, I dont think it was meant to shove a win down the Sooners' throats either.  I dont recall any big time bravado (ie. we won we w...

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1st impressions

Posted by the immortal scurds on September 8, 2017 at 12:20 AM Comments comments (6)

kc is very good. thats an explosive offense with multiple play making supestars on the pat defense this bad? atlanta lit em up too. no pass rush. niether team. when is the last time u saw brady with 10 seconds to not find somebody. or toss up a luck chuck. alex smith was firing darts, and looks alot like a big game qb sorounded by weapons at every position.

 ne played very strangely. they didnt stick with stuff that was woking, like running. the chiefs sucked them into a...

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Posted by the immortal scurds on September 6, 2017 at 9:25 PM Comments comments (5)

 we're back. and as usual time isat a premium:

kc+10 chiefs should be top 3 afc team this year. ne hasn't played a winning opponent since the superbowl, and we saw how that went. 10 pts? take them

car-6: kelvin benjamin is back and healthy. the 9ers are pretty bad.

jets+10: 10 pts is too many against a team with only 1 player, leshaun mcoy. bills have no qb and got rid of all of their receivers as part of their plan to take the load off mcoy.

philly-1: too much up...

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Week One. It's Here. So Are We.

Posted by Radatz on September 6, 2017 at 12:30 AM Comments comments (5)

Somehow it's week one already. Amazing. Won't be long before it's week 17. Gee, I remember 1967. The NFL was a bunch of tough guys who played hurt and were glad to get paid for playing a game. Wotta difference 50 years makes, huh? Let's try to enjoy it anyway.

With recent league rules making preparation almost impossible, we can probably expect September to be extended training camp in most locales. That's always the story of week 1 anyway, but it's worse now.

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