Weird NFL season

Joined: February 28th, 2008, 5:45 pm

October 31st, 2017, 10:38 am #81

Nothing is left to chance with the Patriots. I'm sure their strategy will be revealed shortly.
Belichick did call me yesterday and said not to worry short term about a backup. Vince Willfork will fill in if Brady is hurt, he already knows the plays.
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Joined: February 7th, 2008, 5:54 pm

October 31st, 2017, 10:47 am #82

Well Coach B. certainly has everybody wondering today.
The Pats must be the only team in the NFL with only one quarterback on the roster.

Brian Hoyer is free this morning!
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Joined: February 7th, 2008, 5:54 pm

October 31st, 2017, 2:57 pm #83

The trade deadline is one hour away. WTF.
How about Colin Kaepernick?
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Joined: June 3rd, 2006, 8:10 pm

October 31st, 2017, 7:34 pm #84

DM3194 wrote: The trade deadline is one hour away. WTF.
How about Colin Kaepernick?
I agree! Others do, too: Why Colin Kaepernick and Bill Belichick are a perfect match

https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/c ... topstories
"What can be asserted without proof can be dismissed without proof." - Christopher Hitchens
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Joined: April 15th, 2006, 1:02 am

November 1st, 2017, 8:25 am #85

with a bye week there's plenty of time for the new backup to learn some of the system.
You think you know it, but you haven't got a clue!!
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November 1st, 2017, 9:28 am #86

How about Johhny Manziel ?



"Johnny Football" is available these days.
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November 3rd, 2017, 8:27 pm #87

DM3194 wrote: How about Johnny??
Your post brought up questions...
Is your NFL viewership down from previous years?
Is it because of player protests?
Is it because of poor play?
Is it because of too many regulations?
Is it because of rampant commercialization?
Yep, everyone has an opinion!
"What can be asserted without proof can be dismissed without proof." - Christopher Hitchens
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November 4th, 2017, 1:24 am #88

brainfix wrote:
DM3194 wrote: How about Johnny??
Your post brought up questions...
Is your NFL viewership down from previous years?
Is it because of player protests?
Is it because of poor play?
Is it because of too many regulations?
Is it because of rampant commercialization?
Yep, everyone has an opinion!
You forgot the real reason the NFL viewership is down.
Everyone outside of New England is tired of seeing the Pats win most of the time!
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November 4th, 2017, 1:11 pm #89

I think viewership is down because of all the fragmented ways the NFL is followed these days.
People are watching on computers and I-Phones. And there are cable services like Red Zone
that offer just the important plays (scoring) from all NFL games happening at the time.

And Draft Kings and FanDuel are getting pretty huge. More and more people are interested in
the NFL for very specific betting reasons that involve all teams playing on a given day.
I like watching my DraftKings screen.

Fewer and fewer people actually sitting down in front of a TV to watch "the game."

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On another matter:
Some NFL owners being ordered to hand over cell phones and e-mail records in regards to the Kaepernick case. 

"On Friday, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that Kaepernick’s grievance has moved to the stage of evidence gathering. According to Schefter, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, Houston Texans owner Bob McNair and New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft are among persons who will be deposed as part of Kaepernick’s grievance process. They will also be required to turn over emails and cell phone records."  --SI

Jerry Jones cannot be happy about this!
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November 4th, 2017, 6:18 pm #90

DM3194 wrote: I think viewership is down because of all the fragmented ways the NFL is followed these days.
People are watching on computers and I-Phones. And there are cable services like Red Zone
that offer just the important plays (scoring) from all NFL games happening at the time.

And Draft Kings and FanDuel are getting pretty huge. More and more people are interested in
the NFL for very specific betting reasons that involve all teams playing on a given day.
I like watching my DraftKings screen.

Fewer and fewer people actually sitting down in front of a TV to watch "the game."

....................

On another matter:
Some NFL owners being ordered to hand over cell phones and e-mail records in regards to the Kaepernick case. 

"On Friday, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that Kaepernick’s grievance has moved to the stage of evidence gathering. According to Schefter, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, Houston Texans owner Bob McNair and New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft are among persons who will be deposed as part of Kaepernick’s grievance process. They will also be required to turn over emails and cell phone records."  --SI

Jerry Jones cannot be happy about this!
I was thinking that too along with bigger TV's these days many hit the sports bars to get that in the crowd atmosphere.
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November 4th, 2017, 7:10 pm #91

Yes... Sports Bars and big screens... bigger than ever.

Between the big screens in public paces, and the tiny screens everyone has in their hand, things have certainly changed.

When they report that a certain event has low viewership, maybe it really has huge viewership in new technology ways.
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November 4th, 2017, 7:28 pm #92

Please forgive my ignorance. I do not pay any attention to viewership claims. How do
they make the measurements? If they just call numbers at random including cells I should
think they would get a pretty valid sample. However if they just sample home TVs that could bias results.
I sometimes watch while riding a machine at the gym or while playing with a laptop. I do not recall ever being sampled anyway.
Don't you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought?...   ..........
 George Orwell , 1984
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November 4th, 2017, 8:53 pm #93

The NFL has been declining in viewership for a while now. There are several factors, in my mind, that bear attention: too many ads, concussions, CBE and lifetime damage from youth football. Shall I add more fuel to the fire?
"What can be asserted without proof can be dismissed without proof." - Christopher Hitchens
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December 17th, 2017, 12:50 pm #94

Incredible buzz for a regular season game today! Feels like the Playoffs.

It would be great to stomp the evil Steelers at Heinz! Don't know if it's possible this afternoon.


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December 17th, 2017, 7:22 pm #95

Wow!
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December 17th, 2017, 7:39 pm #96

Gronk seals the deal with two point catch in end zone. Pats 27 over the Iron City 24.

Gronk also happens to be a Cape Ann Animal Aid’s “PET OF THE WEEK”:
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December 17th, 2017, 9:09 pm #97

Wow and wow.  56 seconds to go - they got it.  Oh, no they don't.  Oh boy, no touchdown - actually, my happy was a little tempered with that call, because I just knew that the haters were not going to love that and I really did feel a little bad for the Steelers.  And then the last pass - oh, crap - then a Butler déjà vu.  That was exhausting, as so many Pats' games are, lol.

And the haters are ... well, they are just really hating.  #Cheatriots is trending on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/search?f=tweets&ver ... s&src=tyah

In other news, yay for Jimmy Garoppolo.
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December 18th, 2017, 8:16 pm #98

The Steelers were Gronked! And now I know what those Steeler terrible towels are for! Gronk on!
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December 19th, 2017, 9:03 am #99

From today's Globe:

"White did not believe the one-game suspension was enough, and called Gronkowski a dirty player. White also sent a text message to former Pittsburgh safety Ryan Clark after the incident, which Clark shared on ESPN radio.

“He said the whole ’hood want ’em, you know what I mean? The whole ’hood want Gronk, for sure,” Clark said. “I mean, that’s the exact text: ‘The whole ’hood want ’em.’ ”

Stay tuned and get ready to rumble!
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December 19th, 2017, 11:18 am #100

I think that White might be right about that, Jack.  A one-game suspension was pretty light.
That was not one of Gronk's finer moments. Kind of creepy.



Anyway, Gronkowski and Tre'Davious White will have a chance to make up on Christmas Eve at 1:00pm.
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