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THURSDAY, SEP. 08
Carolina at Denver 8:30 pm Sports Authority Field

SUNDAY, SEP. 11
Tampa Bay at Atlanta 1:00 pm Georgia Dome
Buffalo at Baltimore 1:00 pm M&T Bank Stadium
Chicago at Houston 1:00 pm NRG Stadium
Green Bay at Jacksonville 1:00 pm EverBank Field
San Diego at Kansas City 1:00 pm Arrowhead Stadium
Oakland at New Orleans 1:00 pm Mercedes-Benz Superdome
Cincinnati at N.Y. Jets 1:00 pm MetLife Stadium
Cleveland at Philadelphia 1:00 pm Lincoln Financial Field
Minnesota at Tennessee 1:00 pm Nissan Stadium
Miami at Seattle 4:05 pm CenturyLink Field
N.Y. Giants at Dallas 4:25 pm AT&T Stadium
Detroit at Indianapolis 4:25 pm Lucas Oil Stadium
New England at Arizona 8:30 pm University of Phoenix Stadium

MONDAY, SEP. 12
Pittsburgh at Washington 7:10 pm FedEx Field
L.A. Rams at San Francisco 10:20 pm Levi's Stadium

Roberto Spiralli, Wednesday, 7 September 2016 19:57 (two years ago) Permalink

https://theringer.com/the-nfl-has-an-age-problem-7068825845e4#.8gqobwrga

this is a good read. the problem itself is not exactly a revelation but a lot of interesting angles around it in the article.

Roberto Spiralli, Wednesday, 7 September 2016 20:00 (two years ago) Permalink

Denver, formerly known as Dry Pond, is a census-designated place and unincorporated community located in Lincoln County, North Carolina, United States.[1] It is situated on North Carolina State Highway 16 on the west shore of Lake Norman on the Catawba River. It is about 25 miles north of downtown Charlotte and just south of the Catawba County boundary.

Denver's ZIP code is 28037 and the FIPS place code is 17000. The elevation is 902 feet above sea level.

Roberto Spiralli, Wednesday, 7 September 2016 20:06 (two years ago) Permalink

Carolina at Denver - It often seems the losing Superbowl team often wins these rematch games, sometimes big. I got to think Carolina's D will probably eat that kid Qb for lunch.

SUNDAY, SEP. 11
Tampa Bay at Atlanta- Eh...I have no idea on these clubs. I'm going Tampa as they sucked less than ATL at the end of last year and it seems some people are liking what they see out of Winston.
Buffalo at Baltimore- I'd think this could be a decent game. Hard to figure on either club as they are in that middling area. In doubt, I will take the Ravens at home.
Chicago at Houston- Depending on how their QB play goes, Houston could perhaps be pretty good. I'll take the Texans. From what I've been reading, it seems outside Long the Bear's O-line is still a total mess. One of America's favorite pastimes is hating Jay Cutler, why change...
Green Bay at Jacksonville- Green Bay is usually great in September and beat up at the end of the year. Can't believe in JVille until they win some games.
San Diego at Kansas City- Quite a few people are liking KC this year. AFC West games are usually toss ups, but I would take the Chiefs at home. SD is hard to figure, they do have some talented players.
Oakland at New Orleans- Silver and Black vs. Black and Gold is a pretty good color matchup. Kinda hard to go with the Raiders on the road until they got a record of winning such games even if the Saints are in rebuild mode.
Cincinnati at N.Y. Jets- Cincy on paper seems pretty well stocked again this year. I'd figure Bengals.
Cleveland at Philadelphia- Wow...both clubs in rebuilding. Hard to figure. I guess to pick you just go with Philly at home even with the rookie QB.
Minnesota at Tennessee- Interesting matchup, but I got to think even with the QB issues the Vikings are better.
Miami at Seattle- Seattle at home. Miami might be decent though.
N.Y. Giants at Dallas- I'd figure Giants with the rookie QB.
Detroit at Indianapolis- Another interesting matchup and I'd figure one or both of these coaches are getting fired if it don't work this year. Detroit's road record the last 25 years leads me to take Colts at home.
New England at Arizona- You would figure AZ since Brady is not playing. Curious to see how NE does without him.

MONDAY, SEP. 12
Pittsburgh at Washington- Interesting matchup, curious to see if the Hatcats improve. I'd figure the Steelers are probably better out of the gate though.
L.A. Rams at San Francisco- This used to be an old school rivalry game. It's a pickem. I think the Rams are the more talented club.

earlnash, Wednesday, 7 September 2016 23:54 (two years ago) Permalink

1 count of assault with a deadly weapon, not a firearm (weapon alleged is a cane) - Felony

1 count of assault with force likely to cause great bodily injury – Felony

1 count of inflicting injury on an elder or dependent adult likely to cause great bodily injury – Felony

1 count of battery with serious bodily injury – felony

2 counts of criminal threats – felonies

1 count of assault with force likely to cause great bodily injury – felony

1 count of battery – misdemeanor

There are multiple allegations/enhancements for commission of the offense against an elder adult. According to court records there are two victims, one is 70 years old.

Roberto Spiralli, Thursday, 8 September 2016 19:38 (two years ago) Permalink

nice guy

Roberto Spiralli, Thursday, 8 September 2016 19:39 (two years ago) Permalink

i'm told that a running back 'put the ball on the ground'

mookieproof, Friday, 9 September 2016 00:59 (two years ago) Permalink

new denver qb looks like he could be a manning cousin. based on that play i imagine that's the main reason he's out there.

Roberto Spiralli, Friday, 9 September 2016 01:09 (two years ago) Permalink

kelvin benjamin looks like he was worth the wait

call all destroyer, Friday, 9 September 2016 01:21 (two years ago) Permalink

end of this game is trash

arts and crafts THIS GUY (daria-g), Friday, 9 September 2016 03:44 (two years ago) Permalink

yeah things got weird

call all destroyer, Friday, 9 September 2016 03:48 (two years ago) Permalink

the ruling on the field is TRASH

"gano is a very good kicker"

idk man i remember him on the hatcats..

arts and crafts THIS GUY (daria-g), Friday, 9 September 2016 03:50 (two years ago) Permalink

carolina spewing the game away and don't deserve the win really but broncos defense apparently dirty motherfuckers again for 2016, so here's hoping this kick goes

Roberto Spiralli, Friday, 9 September 2016 03:51 (two years ago) Permalink

omg the denver luck streak continues

call all destroyer, Friday, 9 September 2016 03:52 (two years ago) Permalink

https://twitter.com/MylesInSF/status/774091983069470721

Spottie, Friday, 9 September 2016 08:13 (two years ago) Permalink

the marshall hit is the most flagrant

https://vine.co/v/5JznpPnZMrg

in the present climate the nfl response has to be more than the usual fines. this display during the season opener, the brass have to be going apeshit

Roberto Spiralli, Friday, 9 September 2016 12:55 (two years ago) Permalink

lucky he didn't get his knee wrecked as well xp

mookieproof, Friday, 9 September 2016 14:21 (two years ago) Permalink

Now that's launching!

xpost

brownie, Friday, 9 September 2016 14:44 (two years ago) Permalink

lol that the only qbs on phillys team are wentz and chase daniel

johnny crunch, Saturday, 10 September 2016 01:41 (two years ago) Permalink

Football commentators discussing Colin Kaepernick is unbearable

horseshoe, Sunday, 11 September 2016 16:44 (two years ago) Permalink

biden is at the philly game today

Mordy, Sunday, 11 September 2016 17:01 (two years ago) Permalink

wentz looks fantastic. first drive in nfl gorgeous td pass to matthews

Mordy, Sunday, 11 September 2016 17:13 (two years ago) Permalink

wentz era off to a nice start in philly

mookieproof, Sunday, 11 September 2016 17:14 (two years ago) Permalink

typically skip pregame shows anyway but zero chance i would've tuned in today. someone posted pic of randy giving dilfer daggers, don't even want to imagine

Roberto Spiralli, Sunday, 11 September 2016 17:22 (two years ago) Permalink

watching jets/bengals for some reason. jets rolled over bengals with ease first drive for the td. very disappointing. forte looks like he still has plenty

Roberto Spiralli, Sunday, 11 September 2016 17:22 (two years ago) Permalink

xpost love randy forever

Flamenco Drop (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 11 September 2016 17:33 (two years ago) Permalink

omg that browns "fake punt". astounding

Roberto Spiralli, Sunday, 11 September 2016 18:04 (two years ago) Permalink

ronde barber is still terrible at announcing

Flamenco Drop (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 11 September 2016 18:06 (two years ago) Permalink

had to look up the reaction just now - randy is the best

i understand the seahawks as a team are going to do a thing during the anthem today? not sure what. wonder if we get another round of freakouts. sigh

FREE BRADY (daria-g), Sunday, 11 September 2016 18:08 (two years ago) Permalink

xpost

don't have the browns game but does RGIII still look terrible?

FREE BRADY (daria-g), Sunday, 11 September 2016 18:08 (two years ago) Permalink

idk don't have the game either but by the #s he seems to be doing ok

Roberto Spiralli, Sunday, 11 September 2016 18:10 (two years ago) Permalink

i was playing cricket one time at high school and was batting vs the star sports guy in our year. first play he threw the ball approx 100 mph and it nearly hit me. 2nd play as soon as he released the ball i just thought fuck this and literally ran away. and now, watching this game, it is interesting to see andy dalton do basically the same thing every dropback

Roberto Spiralli, Sunday, 11 September 2016 18:14 (two years ago) Permalink

RG looks fine! Horrible play calling in the first quarter tho.

brownie, Sunday, 11 September 2016 18:24 (two years ago) Permalink

oh that's good. rooting for RGIII to be successful! they did him wrong in washington

FREE BRADY (daria-g), Sunday, 11 September 2016 18:54 (two years ago) Permalink

damn amazing catch by aj green

Roberto Spiralli, Sunday, 11 September 2016 19:34 (two years ago) Permalink

2nd time he's beaten revis deep too

Roberto Spiralli, Sunday, 11 September 2016 19:34 (two years ago) Permalink

my favorite twitter account guys

https://twitter.com/FirstDownFR/status/775046760251228160

Mesdames et messieurs. Les Cleveland Browns.

FREE BRADY (daria-g), Sunday, 11 September 2016 20:08 (two years ago) Permalink

lets go raiders lets go clap clap

Flamenco Drop (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 11 September 2016 20:08 (two years ago) Permalink

Guys I hate the Bills. They had 987 penalties today.

horseshoe, Sunday, 11 September 2016 20:09 (two years ago) Permalink

this last drive packers vs jax is insane

Roberto Spiralli, Sunday, 11 September 2016 20:11 (two years ago) Permalink

boooooo

Roberto Spiralli, Sunday, 11 September 2016 20:13 (two years ago) Permalink

go pack go!

FREE BRADY (daria-g), Sunday, 11 September 2016 20:13 (two years ago) Permalink

shouldn't jax have just gone for the 1st down on 3 & 1? then get to the line & spike it?

rip van wanko, Sunday, 11 September 2016 20:14 (two years ago) Permalink

and that screen play was gutless

rip van wanko, Sunday, 11 September 2016 20:14 (two years ago) Permalink

i think going for the quick slant made sense, bortles just rushed it. but yeah the 4th down play was pretty lame

Roberto Spiralli, Sunday, 11 September 2016 20:15 (two years ago) Permalink

raiders! wow

Roberto Spiralli, Sunday, 11 September 2016 20:22 (two years ago) Permalink

so many of the 1pm games were/are great, basically every game that didn't feature the browns or bills (sorry guys)

Roberto Spiralli, Sunday, 11 September 2016 20:25 (two years ago) Permalink

I am not emotionally ready for Joe Buck

horseshoe, Sunday, 11 September 2016 20:26 (two years ago) Permalink

haha nope

Roberto Spiralli, Sunday, 11 September 2016 20:28 (two years ago) Permalink

that sucks

Spottie, Monday, 12 September 2016 03:33 (two years ago) Permalink

belichick avoids heat for burning those 20 secs

Roberto Spiralli, Monday, 12 September 2016 03:34 (two years ago) Permalink

EVIL PATS 4EVA

FREE BRADY (daria-g), Monday, 12 September 2016 03:34 (two years ago) Permalink

jimmy was pretty good. couple of v nice plays, no real bonehead throws. needs to speed up his reads maybe but that's the kind of thing that can come with game experience

Roberto Spiralli, Monday, 12 September 2016 03:37 (two years ago) Permalink

he seemed p poised

lag∞n, Monday, 12 September 2016 03:38 (two years ago) Permalink

yeah i see the potential. his reads weren't always crisp but this was a tight game throughout and he didn't do anything egregiously dumb

call all destroyer, Monday, 12 September 2016 03:41 (two years ago) Permalink

this #fakebrady guy lmao

Spottie, Monday, 12 September 2016 03:47 (two years ago) Permalink

lol someone asked bill a question and used the word "storyline," you can imagine how well that went

call all destroyer, Monday, 12 September 2016 04:07 (two years ago) Permalink

Every Belichick grimace conveys its own storyline

Al Moon Faced Poon (Moodles), Monday, 12 September 2016 04:09 (two years ago) Permalink

i watched two games this week and both ended on missed field goals

lag∞n, Monday, 12 September 2016 04:19 (two years ago) Permalink

Like some of the Bears, I kinda napped through part of the game but from what I saw Houston looked pretty decent. Texan's D-line looked pretty good, Clowney was a menace a few plays and they seemed to get a big push in the middle even though Watt until the end was kind held in check. Cutler gets some time, he seems to do ok. Bears could be middling, they don't look as terrible as a couple years ago.

Indy's D isn't that hot as they got little pass rush and they were down to like 5 DBs by the end of the game. Got to figure even as a low key guy, Caldwell probably enjoyed winning. Colt's had a couple TEs that were new to me looked pretty good. Detroit looked a bit more talented to me, but both clubs are probably pretty middling. That RB for the Lions played pretty well.

earlnash, Monday, 12 September 2016 04:24 (two years ago) Permalink

onyl one double digit win so far this week, crazy

lag∞n, Monday, 12 September 2016 04:30 (two years ago) Permalink

wow RG3 was shaky

rip van wanko, Monday, 12 September 2016 13:27 (two years ago) Permalink

should i stop trying to make janeane garofalo happen

horseshoe, Monday, 12 September 2016 16:09 (two years ago) Permalink

hold on to that feeling

thrusted pelvis-first back (ulysses), Monday, 12 September 2016 16:33 (two years ago) Permalink

rg3

fractured coracoid bone in his left shoulder. Although surgery is not required at this time, Griffin’s left shoulder will be re-evaluated in 3-4 weeks.

Spottie, Monday, 12 September 2016 18:51 (two years ago) Permalink

RIP

brownie, Monday, 12 September 2016 18:52 (two years ago) Permalink

Poor, poor Browns.

Mr. Snrub, Monday, 12 September 2016 18:55 (two years ago) Permalink

hah my family in Akron all say they expected him to be out for the season by Week 4, can't believe they were actually being too optimistic

frogbs, Monday, 12 September 2016 18:59 (two years ago) Permalink

well...josh mccown was not really the reason the browns didn't win games last season. so the situation is bad but that's because it was already bad.

Roberto Spiralli, Monday, 12 September 2016 19:00 (two years ago) Permalink

yes but RGIII had like a 5% shot at maybe resembling what he was that one year in Washington while John McCown is 100% Josh McCown

frogbs, Monday, 12 September 2016 19:04 (two years ago) Permalink

Josh "Raven Killer" McCown is back, baby

brownie, Monday, 12 September 2016 19:06 (two years ago) Permalink

lol

johnny crunch, Monday, 12 September 2016 19:23 (two years ago) Permalink

o lord what a fall from grace

thrusted pelvis-first back (ulysses), Monday, 12 September 2016 19:28 (two years ago) Permalink

while John McCown is 100% Josh McCown

this is a p funny typo

johnny crunch, Monday, 12 September 2016 19:31 (two years ago) Permalink

also would be a good wk 2 thread title

johnny crunch, Monday, 12 September 2016 19:33 (two years ago) Permalink

I had to read it a couple times, I thought I typed "Josh McClown"

frogbs, Monday, 12 September 2016 19:34 (two years ago) Permalink

"Joe is as tough as a $2 steak," coach John Harbaugh said. "My brother didn’t come up with that, either. It’s from an old western, just for the record."

FREE BRADY (daria-g), Monday, 12 September 2016 21:37 (two years ago) Permalink

do... do we not have any other plan than leaving breeland on antonio brown here

FREE BRADY (daria-g), Tuesday, 13 September 2016 01:41 (two years ago) Permalink

cousins looks terrible

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 13 September 2016 01:49 (two years ago) Permalink

gorams?

Flamenco Drop (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 13 September 2016 02:24 (two years ago) Permalink

Well, this is going to be a slog.

schwantz, Tuesday, 13 September 2016 02:37 (two years ago) Permalink

is bnw around? is he still gorams or are they dead to him now?

Roberto Spiralli, Tuesday, 13 September 2016 03:12 (two years ago) Permalink

sidebar: I like that there's some raised fists during the anthem to complement taking a knee but some of these dudes look hella uncomfortable. keep yr head down, throw that fist high: just like the 68 Olympics.

Flamenco Drop (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 13 September 2016 03:30 (two years ago) Permalink

never sleep again

https://twitter.com/deadspin/status/775539510641844224

Flamenco Drop (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 13 September 2016 04:03 (two years ago) Permalink

Gabberts gotten away with like 4 throws that shoulda been picked

Spottie, Tuesday, 13 September 2016 04:34 (two years ago) Permalink

even the niners want to go home

Flamenco Drop (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 13 September 2016 04:41 (two years ago) Permalink

Trent Brown: 6'8", 355lbs!

schwantz, Tuesday, 13 September 2016 04:57 (two years ago) Permalink

Could the Niners possibly be good, or are the Rams really that bad?

schwantz, Tuesday, 13 September 2016 05:21 (two years ago) Permalink

case keenum is a septic tank of a qb with no one to throw to anyway. the niners defense played like they knew it and worse the rams offense played like they knew it. it's going to be impossible for them to move the ball when the defense knows it only has to defend 10 yards from the LOS. niners offense seems like it is probably bad also but they played a conservative game vs a good defense and were able to score with it.

Roberto Spiralli, Tuesday, 13 September 2016 11:24 (two years ago) Permalink

top response is perfect

https://twitter.com/SportsCenter/status/775694796174295040/photo/1

Roberto Spiralli, Tuesday, 13 September 2016 14:19 (two years ago) Permalink

this is the best thing

http://screengrabber.deadspin.com/kevin-harlans-play-by-play-radio-call-of-the-mnf-idiot-1786562558

frogbs, Tuesday, 13 September 2016 14:22 (two years ago) Permalink

kevin harlan needs to call football games on the national stage more often

if young slothrop don't trust ya i'm gon' rhyme ya (slothroprhymes), Tuesday, 13 September 2016 16:17 (two years ago) Permalink

the growl is a good look

thrusted pelvis-first back (ulysses), Tuesday, 13 September 2016 16:53 (two years ago) Permalink

http://deadspin.com/trent-dilfer-should-consider-sitting-this-one-out-1786605611

Dilfer appeared on radio station KNBR on Tuesday to clarify his comments. He said he had prepared all week to refine his Countdown takes in a way that would be thoughtful, but not give in to the “politically correct police.” (His words.) Dilfer believed that too many people focused on the part of his spiel where he said the role of a backup quarterback is to shut up. Then, in a bizarre twist, Dilfer invoked the time when he was a backup on the Seattle Seahawks and kept his mouth shut about child slavery, because he didn’t want to derail the team.

“My wife and I had been introduced to some really disturbing stuff and other social injustices: Childhood slavery in our country. And I’d gone to a couple seminars and presentations where we got really deep in the weeds about this issue. It became a passion of ours to help fight this battle of childhood slavery around the country and I had a very big platform in Seattle and I could have leveraged being a Seattle Seahawk, being an NFL quarterback, done a lot to get that message out there, but I chose not to at the sake of not wanting to disrupt the team and I never want to draw attention to myself, and take it away from Matt, the rest of our team and our preparation to win.”

nomar, Wednesday, 14 September 2016 17:28 (two years ago) Permalink

jfc what a dipshit

Roberto Spiralli, Wednesday, 14 September 2016 17:58 (two years ago) Permalink

roll eyes all the way back in my head

Flamenco Drop (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 15 September 2016 01:35 (two years ago) Permalink

i was going to mention that earlier but didn't want to be a distraction to ilx

mookieproof, Thursday, 15 September 2016 01:39 (two years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

i was gonna free my child slaves but i didnt want to be a distraction to the team

lag∞n, Monday, 24 October 2016 05:52 (two years ago) Permalink


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