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  1. Think I agree with the majority of fans that this is pretty outrageous, and this graphic reinforces my opinion that this is almost a move of desperation from the majority of these clubs. Understandable that they would be hurting due to covid, but most of these teams either haven't had enough success in recent years to warrant being in a "super league" or have only had success recently (think last 10-15 years.) Maybe this is purely a tactical move to gain some sort of leverage, but I wonder if they underestimated the backlash they would face, or maybe they just think that no one will have the
  2. Interesting that most of the top choices resulted in exactly 1 super bowl victory for the franchise the player went to. Brees, White, Brady, Sanders, Sharpe, S. Rice, P. Manning, C Woodson, R Woodson...I think I'll stop there.
  3. Sad news. Great coach and seemed like a great guy.
  4. It wasn't really an argument,IDK where I stand on this either way. IMO I think lists like this for football are going to differ so much between people because football seasons are small sample sizes and really short in terms of minutes played... Postseason especially. A team that goes 16-0 still has their fate decided each round in one game that is constituted of roughly 12 minutes of action. The other major US sports use 7 game series and a regular season consisting of 5x or 10x as many games.
  5. Would we be calling them one of the best teams to not win the super bowl had they lost? Also I'm not that familiar with the dvoa stat, but how sensitive is it? Football seasons are such a small sample size.
  6. I don't like anointing qbs early in their career, but isn't this his first double digit loss and like 10th career loss? Plenty of people thought the TB Dline could give them trouble against backup OTs and it happened, he tried to make plays and did... but several times his team mates couldn't bail him out. I don't think PM played that bad but the Chiefs as a whole sure did. Remmers with two bad SBs now
  7. Right when the playoffs started, how many posters here thought they'd be putting the 2020 bucs as the 2nd best (or 3rd best) team of the decade? Note: this isn't an attempt to discredit them, it's just how quickly opinions can change in a matter of weeks.
  8. Holds most playoff records for two teams. More SB wins than any franchise More postseason victories than all franchises except the Patriots, Steelers, packers, and cowboys. Crazy
  9. Brady restoring balance to the force that is the NFC lighting up the AFC in the super bowl
  10. I can't imagine trying to catch passes from him when the temps in the teens If they were going to both play in this era, Brees. In their respective eras, Favre. Yes he threw more picks but he his durability and longevity was incredible.
  11. It's hard to say yes because the niners were up on the chiefs 20-10 with like 6 minutes left. I don't remember what the pregame talk was last year about who was going to win, but the niners really blew it at the end (wiki says KC 1.5 fav for that game.) Remmers better have a better SB against Shaq than he did against Von Miller lol (assuming he's at LT.)
  12. Yep, I mean I think maybe a few picked em to go to the SB in that preseason thread, but for the most part people thought it wouldn't be enough, or he didn't have enough left to make it with the bucs. Now people are saying it's just cause his team was stacked?
  13. The guy genuinely seems to love competing and the football life. I think it takes serious injury or significant decline for him to hang it up. That's a great stat, and I agree about the implications, but more specifically aimed at the QB position. They were a great team for a while but either Dilfer was their QB and it took the [2nd] best defense of all time to get him a SB (and the Ravens were probably still lucky to win that season) and then...Shaun King? Brad Johnson? I don't even remember who won them that SB. If Testaverde was drafted 10 years later he could have probably had
  14. IMO what's interesting is that if these two go down as two of the best of all time, they'll have met in both a CFG and a super bowl. Would that be a first among HOF QB's (assuming they get in?)
  15. No. It's different too because people are talking about a chiefs dynasty and Mahomes as one of the best of all time and they have won 1 super bowl so far. This isn't a knock on Mahomes, it's just a totally different situation than with the pats: Mahomes was regarded as a top QB before a SB win, while hardly anyone outside NE considered Brady a top ten QB in the league until after he won 3 rings. I'm kinda neutral on the pats, but aren't most fanbases just kinda weary of them rather than hating them? The hate seemed to fade away after like a decade of dominance, or maybe I'm crazy. I'm
  16. I don't know about best class, but most impressive draft for the Gmen IMO was 2005. Only had 4 picks and no 1st round but: Rd 2 Corey Webster Rd 3 Justin Tuck Rd 4 Brandon Jacobs Rd 5 Eric Moore
  17. I don't watch a whole lot of football lately, but Shaq Barrett abused the Giants last year, he really impressed me. Not sure if he would have matched up against Fisher but if he's going against a backup...good luck KC. Watching the NO game last week, really impressed with young playmakers on that Bucs D. Really think this is a good matchup, should be fun. Maybe could be a rout (either way) but I think it will be entertaining and close.
  18. As a giants fan, I'm not too upset about what the eagles did. The gmen won 6 games and had to rely on a rival with nothing to play for, and they got a quasi playoff game and win v. the cowboys. That's as good as they deserve. As an NFL fan I'm a little upset. Some of the most memorable games are teams with seemingly nothing to play for beating playoff caliber teams (giants beating the undefeated broncos) and the fact that this was primetime and the last game of the regular season made it stand out. The game was already ugly and then they put suds in and I knew it was over. Not only that,
  19. I doubt any poster here agrees with me but who cares. Those sports leagues don't have to limit playtime for the players like the NFL does, nor do they have rules that make it hard for people to agree on what a fair overtime consists of.
  20. No college OT rules. Regular season games should end in ties. Playoffs should be 2 legs like UEFA champions league, only overtime if tied on aggregate after two games.
  21. Seasons are too short and careers too fragile for players (and coaches for that matter) to actively tank in the NFL.
  22. Fair is in the eyes of the beholder in this one I think. The NFL tries to blend different systems and sometimes it doesn't seem to work as well as others. If we're not going to award division winners then divisions need to go. No one whines about the world cup format when a team with 5 points in one group doesn't make it through but a team with 2 points makes it from another group.
  23. Franchise reputation would certainly be an advantage, but there's still a salary cap for teams to contend with. Football has a disadvantage for players too in that contracts are not guaranteed and football is highly injury prone, so for a young guy coming out of school to turn down lots of money with a crap team to sign with a contender for peanuts would be a huge mistake from a financial risk management perspective. Now if he doesn't want to sign with a team because they have a reputation of mismanagement and negligence then you now have more of an incentive for teams to treat their players w
  24. Football has a disadvantage in that you really have a cap on the number of games you can play due to time needed to recover and injury rates. Combine that with the number of teams and divisions you have to make massive changes to make things more "fair." As it stands I think it's ok, some wild card teams play in crap divisions and get weak divisions on their schedule, so I don't think just prioritizing records without evening out schedules would be fair either. I think you'd have to completely redo the division system and get rid of the "play your division rival twice" format. Or you can
  25. As a Giants fan it certainly seems so at this point, but the real answer is no. IF they win out and finish 9-7 I think he's either the #1 or #2 choice but that's a big IF. That would mean they finish 8-0 over the last half of the season, have beaten several good teams along the way and beaten the cowboys and eagles who they haven't beaten in years (I don't care that those teams suck this year.) This was a team that on paper was absolute garbage, especially on the Oline, which has started to come together. Their defense has managed to look good when at the start of the season they probably
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