Why the Patriots rock - Page 3 - U2 Feedback

Go Back   U2 Feedback > Lypton Village > Lemonade Stand > Lemonade Stand Archive
Click Here to Login
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 01-20-2004, 09:25 PM   #31
ONE
love, blood, life
 
MrBrau1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Verplexed in Vermont
Posts: 10,436
Local Time: 10:44 AM
Refs lighten up on penalties in the playoffs cause they know LARGE amounts of people are watching. They don't wanna annoy them w/ tons of yellow flags. It's salesmanship, the NFL tries to put it's best foot forward. I'm more bothered by FOX interviewing some NASCAR dude during halftime of the NFC Championship .
__________________

__________________
"If you needed my autograph, I'd give it to you." Bob Dylan
MrBrau1 is offline  
Old 01-20-2004, 09:58 PM   #32
Blue Crack Distributor
 
Headache in a Suitcase's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Stateless
Posts: 56,406
Local Time: 10:44 AM
nice of tom brady to skip practice to sit in on the state of the union address...
__________________

__________________
Headache in a Suitcase is online now  
Old 01-20-2004, 11:46 PM   #33
Blue Crack Addict
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: gone
Posts: 17,891
Local Time: 10:44 AM
Quote:
Originally posted by MrBrau1
Refs lighten up on penalties in the playoffs cause they know LARGE amounts of people are watching. They don't wanna annoy them w/ tons of yellow flags. It's salesmanship, the NFL tries to put it's best foot forward. I'm more bothered by FOX interviewing some NASCAR dude during halftime of the NFC Championship .
but dont they want the most exciting type of play on the field. holding and clutching onto recievers only slows the game down and makes it less exciting. its like the neutral zone trap that has ruined the nhl.
__________________
Chizip is offline  
Old 01-21-2004, 07:41 AM   #34
Blue Crack Addict
 
Hewson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Your own private Idaho
Posts: 26,480
Local Time: 10:44 AM
Quote:
Originally posted by Headache in a Suitcase
nice of tom brady to skip practice to sit in on the state of the union address...
I wasn't aware the pats had practice at 9PM last night.
__________________
Hewson is offline  
Old 01-21-2004, 07:48 AM   #35
Blue Crack Addict
 
Hewson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Your own private Idaho
Posts: 26,480
Local Time: 10:44 AM
Oh and the Boss's wife, Olive and anyone else should feel free to post here, like speedracer said, the original post was about U2 music at Gillette (a common ocurrence), and there need be no prequalification to posting about your local sports team, many people pay more attention as the stakes are raised in the post season, its part of the appeal of championships, they bring together the die hard and casual fan alike.
__________________
Hewson is offline  
Old 01-21-2004, 08:24 AM   #36
War Child
 
Leeloo's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: running to stand still
Posts: 694
Local Time: 03:44 PM

Quote:
Originally posted by Chizip


but dont they want the most exciting type of play on the field. holding and clutching onto recievers only slows the game down and makes it less exciting. its like the neutral zone trap that has ruined the nhl.
This is true, this causes less touchdowns and bombs which is what makes the game exciting, and also who wouldn't want it to be fair and get an honest result? I agree about the NHL too.
__________________
"the percentage you're paying is too high priced as you're living beyond all your means, and the man in the suit has just bought a new car from the profits he made on your dreams"
Leeloo is offline  
Old 01-21-2004, 09:13 AM   #37
ONE
love, blood, life
 
MrBrau1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Verplexed in Vermont
Posts: 10,436
Local Time: 10:44 AM
How isn't it fair if they do it to both teams?
__________________
"If you needed my autograph, I'd give it to you." Bob Dylan
MrBrau1 is offline  
Old 01-21-2004, 10:56 AM   #38
Blue Crack Distributor
 
Headache in a Suitcase's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Stateless
Posts: 56,406
Local Time: 10:44 AM
the colts lose half their game plan if they can't throw the ball long... the pats don't look to throw long, so it doesn't effect them as much.

but i don't blame the officials... as long as it's within the 5 yard bump zone, ty law can level marvin harrison for all i care. if the refs are letting it go, and the pats are being overly physical, then the colts simply need to adjust their game plan at halftime. they did, relying more on edge james in the third quarter... but they didn't make nearly enough of an adjustment with their passing game.

if i were the pats, the thing i'd be the most worried about is the fact that despite dominating the colts physicaly on both sides of the ball for the entire game, peyton manning still had the ball in his hands with 2 minutes to go and a chance to send the game to OT. they never could put together the knock-out punch to send the colts packing. that's why i think this super bowl is comming down to the last 5 minutes... the pats might have a slight edge defensively, but that edge is very very slight. brady's a better QB than delhomme, but delhomme doesn't make many mistakes, and the panthers can run the ball better than new england can.

i think this 7 point, 6 1/2 point, whatever it is now spread is way too high... these teams are much closer than that.
__________________
Headache in a Suitcase is online now  
Old 01-21-2004, 12:20 PM   #39
Rock n' Roll Doggie
FOB
 
oliveu2cm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Live from Boston
Posts: 8,334
Local Time: 11:44 AM
Quote:
Originally posted by Hewson
Oh and the Boss's wife, Olive and anyone else should feel free to post here, like speedracer said, the original post was about U2 music at Gillette (a common ocurrence), and there need be no prequalification to posting about your local sports team, many people pay more attention as the stakes are raised in the post season, its part of the appeal of championships, they bring together the die hard and casual fan alike.
Thanks Hewson- you're absolutely right. And I don't see the need for anyone to have to justify their level of "fandom" - it's like mocking a new U2 fan on the board for assuming they are only just discovering the band Anyway I've come to expect this behavior at times.

And I'm still psyched about the Pats.
__________________
oliveu2cm is offline  
Old 01-21-2004, 12:26 PM   #40
Blue Crack Addict
 
Hewson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Your own private Idaho
Posts: 26,480
Local Time: 10:44 AM
Quote:
Originally posted by Headache in a Suitcase
the colts lose half their game plan if they can't throw the ball long... the pats don't look to throw long, so it doesn't effect them as much.
Now I know you don't watch the Pats in the reg. season, but I assume you watch the playoffs...you do recall the first score vs. Tennessee was a perfectly thrown bomb from Brady to Bethel Johnson. And you should have seen that the Pats employ a 5 wideout set quite frequently, in fact most frequently in the NFL. And the Colts if you look at the numbers, run the ball more than the Pats. So if the refs are calling the game both ways, physical play should in fact favor the Colts D if they have the secondary to play the style...problem is their D-backs aren't nearly as physical as Law, Harrison and Co., and their slight receivers (much like the Lambs in SuperBowl XXXVI) can't stay on their routes in a physical game. Thats why their most effective receiver Sunday was Pollard. Tough to knock that guy off his route, whereas a stiff wind might knock Starvin' Marvin off of his.
__________________
Hewson is offline  
Old 01-21-2004, 12:52 PM   #41
Blue Crack Distributor
 
Headache in a Suitcase's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Stateless
Posts: 56,406
Local Time: 10:44 AM
the pats throw the ball more often because they have to thanks to their limited ability to run the ball. so they run by passing... lots of 5-10 yard outs, slants and passing to the running back out of the flat, where-as the colts have more of a vertical passing attack, where they use edge james to force the defense to put an extra man in the box, opening things up for their recievers. yes, brady is a very capable quarterback and the defense has to respect his ability to go long, but it's not exactly something they're looking to do on a regular basis.

again... i'm not making excuses for the colts. no ref has ever cost a team a game... ever. great teams make adjustments... wether that be adjusting to what the other team is doing, adjusting to the weather, adjusting to the officiating. the colts didn't do a good enough job adjusting, and they lost the game...

... but if i were a pats fan i'd still be worried about the fact that the colts played like absolute dog shit and still had the ball with 2 minutes to go and a chance to send the game to overtime...

i still favor the pats over the panthers, but i think it's comming down to a field goal.
__________________

__________________
Headache in a Suitcase is online now  
 

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:44 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Design, images and all things inclusive copyright © Interference.com