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Roberto Spiralli, Wednesday, 5 September 2018 14:12 (six months ago) Permalink

WEEK 1
THURSDAY, SEP 6, 2018
Atlanta at Philadelphia 8:20 PM

SUNDAY, SEP 9, 2018
Buffalo at Baltimore 1:00 PM
Cincinnati at Indianapolis 1:00 PM
Houston at New England 1:00 PM
Jacksonville at N.Y. Giants 1:00 PM
Pittsburgh at Cleveland 1:00 PM
San Francisco at Minnesota 1:00 PM
Tampa Bay at New Orleans 1:00 PM
Tennessee at Miami 1:00 PM
Kansas City at L.A. Chargers 4:05 PM
Dallas at Carolina 4:25 PM
Seattle at Denver 4:25 PM
Washington at Arizona 4:25 PM
Chicago at Green Bay 8:20 PM

MONDAY, SEP 10, 2018
N.Y. Jets at Detroit 7:10 PM
L.A. Rams at Oakland 10:20 PM

Roberto Spiralli, Wednesday, 5 September 2018 14:12 (six months ago) Permalink

@EdBouchette
Steelers teammates not happy with Le’Veon Bell no show, led by vet G Ramon Foster, their player rep:
“What do you do? here’s a guy who doesn’t give a damn, I guess so we’ll treatit as such. I just hate it came to this. “

@EdBouchette
More Ramon Foster on Bell: “He’s making 7 times what I make twice as much as Al (Villanueva) is making and we’re the guys who do it for him.”

Roberto Spiralli, Wednesday, 5 September 2018 20:08 (six months ago) Permalink

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Roberto Spiralli, Thursday, 6 September 2018 14:58 (six months ago) Permalink

tbf Falcons are incredibly stacked

frogbs, Thursday, 6 September 2018 15:03 (six months ago) Permalink

falx do look p hot coming into this season but still seems like ppl don't believe in the eagles despite their having won the superbowl somewhat recently

Roberto Spiralli, Thursday, 6 September 2018 15:11 (six months ago) Permalink

guessing its the Nick Foles factor

frogbs, Thursday, 6 September 2018 16:27 (six months ago) Permalink

ugh i forgot they have to raise the stupid banner

was trying to pretend that game never happened tbh

¯\_(🏈 )_/¯ (daria-g), Thursday, 6 September 2018 23:36 (six months ago) Permalink

always and forever

mookieproof, Friday, 7 September 2018 00:57 (six months ago) Permalink

Got to say, that was a really cool version of the anthem by Boys II Men.

earlnash, Friday, 7 September 2018 01:04 (six months ago) Permalink

feeling like ryan's really close to throwing a pick

¯\_(🏈 )_/¯ (daria-g), Friday, 7 September 2018 01:43 (six months ago) Permalink

wb thursday nites

Roberto Spiralli, Friday, 7 September 2018 02:34 (six months ago) Permalink

foles with another reception!

k3vin k., Friday, 7 September 2018 03:14 (six months ago) Permalink

it's going to be lots of bad football all around for at least three weeks isn't it

¯\_(🏈 )_/¯ (daria-g), Friday, 7 September 2018 03:29 (six months ago) Permalink

dude you cannot be taking sacks in these situations

¯\_(🏈 )_/¯ (daria-g), Friday, 7 September 2018 04:20 (six months ago) Permalink

feel like I'm growing out of the NFL, I just did not care about this game at all and outside of the return of the Philly special it sounds like it really sucked

last season was like this too wasn't it? may be a good time to just bet the under on every game

frogbs, Friday, 7 September 2018 14:05 (six months ago) Permalink

only watched through 3 quarters but yeah that was a bad game. september being preseason 2 does seem to really be a thing in the modern nfl. overall last season was on balance a very good one in terms of entertainment tho, imo anyway. and worth remembering the last game before this one had 74 points.

Roberto Spiralli, Friday, 7 September 2018 14:22 (six months ago) Permalink

the officiating was really bad but the game itself had some exciting moments. it was a low scoring game which is a bummer but actually it was a pretty close score to the post-season game btwn them last year so not totally unexpected. and it ended with an almost identical drive and failure to connect with julio for the td to win as that game so there was some nice symmetry too. some of the eagles defensive stops were impressive - darby looked unstoppable. ajayi looks really good. passing game was anemic on philly's side and it looks like atlanta's entire offense is julio jones and they for some reason can march down the field at will but cannot score in the red zone. kinda a weird game. obv thrilled about the result.

Mordy, Friday, 7 September 2018 14:58 (six months ago) Permalink

atl were p garbage on offense, ryan poor and playcalling as bad as the worst parts of last season. feels like something potentially special there could be squandered if they don't get their shit together. but at the same time eagles D looked p nice again, best until in the game by a ways and not looking they're set with 1 ring. philly offense will be clever even when they're not particularly good.

Roberto Spiralli, Friday, 7 September 2018 15:13 (six months ago) Permalink

4 inches of rain expected on Sunday in Clevo with the Steelers coming to town.

brownie, Friday, 7 September 2018 15:18 (six months ago) Permalink

nice, that's real football.

i'm going to foxboro sunday for the texans :D

Roberto Spiralli, Friday, 7 September 2018 15:24 (six months ago) Permalink

ryan missed a lot of makeable throws, especially in the red zone. they have too much talent on offense to look that discombobulated in opposing territory.

guardians of the gums: i am tooth (voodoo chili), Friday, 7 September 2018 15:53 (six months ago) Permalink

is there a definitive piece out there on how Bad Football has become immune to serious critique and has become a significant part of the nfl's remaining entertainment value? the number of chuckle-y, eyerolling pieces i've seen today that are like "lol no one knows what a catch is, the officiating is terrible, both of these teams sucked, yay football is back!" seems even higher than usual. does this have analogues in other sports? i'm struggling to think of any.

call all destroyer, Friday, 7 September 2018 16:02 (six months ago) Permalink

i can't recall seeing an article that made that argument. i'd speculate what you're observing is more a change in the way ppl talk about football (impact internet/social media etc) than there being more Bad Football per se, or it being given more of a pass.

Roberto Spiralli, Friday, 7 September 2018 16:18 (six months ago) Permalink

i think it started on the internet but ime it's made several inroads to more mainstream media (e.g. sports talk radio) and started to filter down to the fanbase as a whole, and it's not going to be easy to put it back in the box. the visibility of something like a catch rule that is unenforceable even with replay isn't lost on anyone, and i feel like collectively there is just a lot of throwing up of hands about that problem. idk maybe there are purists out there for whom bad football actually detracts from their enjoyment. i would love to hear from them!

i don't think there's (much) more bad football these days although roster construction favoring young players plus lack of practice time is going to continue to gnaw.

call all destroyer, Friday, 7 September 2018 16:41 (six months ago) Permalink

i agree, i meant internet as a starting point, but it has definitely colored football talk across media now. it comes with the ever finer granularity of analysis imo - more of each game is being watched, and with more discernment. when 32 teams are all getting real exposure, you realize that most of them are part- or all the way garbage, and always have been. it's a weird game that's hard to play and complex, which increases the opportunities for players and officials to look bad. and the complexity demands specialization, which in turn means no one gets a break for being on the field and doing anything subpar, unlike maybe a shooting guard who can't play defense, or a pitcher who can't hit.

barnwell has a thing about disproving the recurring claims over the years that football is getting worse that i recall being generally convincing, with appropriate caveats for the rigor of his analysis.

catch rule situation is a str8 disgrace tho, no excuses there.

Roberto Spiralli, Friday, 7 September 2018 17:15 (six months ago) Permalink

https://www.si.com/nfl/2018/09/07/seattle-seahawks-dismantling-rift-russell-wilson-pete-carroll

this is v interesting. article is mostly balanced on the cause of the seahawks' implosion, although the primary sources are the players who are blaming carroll/the FO/wilson to an extent. but...kind of sounds like the players in question are assholes and probably the real problem? would be interested in other ppl's takes, not convinced of my read but several of the player quotes rubbed me the wrong way.

Roberto Spiralli, Friday, 7 September 2018 17:24 (six months ago) Permalink

richard sherman and russell wilson both seem insufferable in very different ways. the rest of it is noise, seattle had their 5-year window like just about every elite roster does. the idea that people were asked to treat wilson differently at a time when he hadn't really earned that right rings true but this is all about age, injuries, and salaries.

call all destroyer, Friday, 7 September 2018 18:00 (six months ago) Permalink

BEREA, Ohio -- The Cleveland Browns are turning to an undrafted rookie who failed a drug test at the scouting combine as the initial replacement for Joe Thomas at left tackle.

;-)

brownie, Friday, 7 September 2018 23:40 (six months ago) Permalink

nice, that's real football.
i'm going to foxboro sunday for the texans :D
― Roberto Spiralli, Friday, September 7, 2018 11:24 AM (eight hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

RS, do you live in Boston?

brownie, Friday, 7 September 2018 23:42 (six months ago) Permalink

for the last 12 years and the next 7 days

Roberto Spiralli, Saturday, 8 September 2018 00:07 (six months ago) Permalink

ah cool, good luck on your move!

brownie, Saturday, 8 September 2018 00:20 (six months ago) Permalink

TY :)

Roberto Spiralli, Saturday, 8 September 2018 00:23 (six months ago) Permalink

https://i.imgur.com/uiWeG4J.png

Roberto Spiralli, Saturday, 8 September 2018 00:29 (six months ago) Permalink

jesus

The Desus & Mero Chain (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Saturday, 8 September 2018 19:49 (six months ago) Permalink

every season this dumb sport sucks me in less than the one before, but despite that, I am still feeling stoked for week 1.

- hopeful long-suffering Bears fan

beard papa, Sunday, 9 September 2018 17:05 (six months ago) Permalink

not like i was doing serious nfl viewing, let alone fantasy anymore, but i’m taking the year off from watching any nfl or score following. good luck usa 🙄.

i’m like the lateadopter of my likely friends to do this, but it doesnt seem to be emotionally fun for me at this point. my opinion of ncaa football universe chased me out of that like 20 years ago and it has survived so...

Hunt3r, Sunday, 9 September 2018 17:43 (six months ago) Permalink

the number of chuckle-y, eyerolling pieces i've seen today that are like "lol no one knows what a catch is, the officiating is terrible, both of these teams sucked, yay football is back!" seems even higher than usual. does this have analogues in other sports? i'm struggling to think of any.

an entire subgenre of baseball writing is essentially this, although the lol/yay stuff comes from the kornheiser/stephen a. types rather than the strict baseball ppl.

the complaints are generally that strikeouts and home runs are way up (and thus there are fewer balls in play) and that half the league isn't really trying to win. neither is wrong

mookieproof, Sunday, 9 September 2018 17:44 (six months ago) Permalink

Happy w my Fins so far but fuck this lightning delay

fuck the NRA (Neanderthal), Sunday, 9 September 2018 18:39 (six months ago) Permalink

thread title delivering

mookieproof, Sunday, 9 September 2018 19:58 (six months ago) Permalink

what is happening in cleveland

¯\_(🏈 )_/¯ (daria-g), Sunday, 9 September 2018 20:18 (six months ago) Permalink

ok browns gonna brown nvm

¯\_(🏈 )_/¯ (daria-g), Sunday, 9 September 2018 20:21 (six months ago) Permalink

Lol at that ending

fuck the NRA (Neanderthal), Sunday, 9 September 2018 21:20 (six months ago) Permalink

Also my game has had 2.5 hours of lightning delays

fuck the NRA (Neanderthal), Sunday, 9 September 2018 21:20 (six months ago) Permalink

Browns down 21-7 with 7 minutes left in the 4th quarter, Pitt has the ball 1st and 10. Browns win! tie!

brownie, Sunday, 9 September 2018 22:10 (six months ago) Permalink

haha jesus god my eyes

brownie, Sunday, 9 September 2018 22:11 (six months ago) Permalink

Mahomes is killing the Chargers.

Wag1 Shree Rajneesh (ShariVari), Sunday, 9 September 2018 22:21 (six months ago) Permalink

Gronk at safety, 4 points dropped by Gostkowski, the points left at the end of the first half...Miami inspires their opponents to play like them.

fuck the NRA (Neanderthal), Sunday, 9 December 2018 21:29 (three months ago) Permalink

gronk tryna make that game saving tackle & failing was a beautiful topper to that, all time great sequence

johnny crunch, Sunday, 9 December 2018 21:35 (three months ago) Permalink

pats are cursed in miami for real

¯\_(🏈 )_/¯ (daria-g), Sunday, 9 December 2018 22:13 (three months ago) Permalink

i feel like i've been watching joe buck and troy aikman call a ridiculous cowboys eagles game every single week of the football season for like six years

¯\_(🏈 )_/¯ (daria-g), Monday, 10 December 2018 00:15 (three months ago) Permalink

seems more like 20 years

mookieproof, Monday, 10 December 2018 00:18 (three months ago) Permalink

generally would agree but, even while having no betting/rooting interest, this game has been p good esp the 2d half

johnny crunch, Monday, 10 December 2018 00:20 (three months ago) Permalink

every qb is in the rex grossman fan club ffs

¯\_(🏈 )_/¯ (daria-g), Monday, 10 December 2018 00:30 (three months ago) Permalink

last 20 minutes of this eagles-cowboys game has been p sick

k3vin k., Monday, 10 December 2018 00:36 (three months ago) Permalink

cowboys had the ball for over 45 minutes— that can’t happen too often

mookieproof, Monday, 10 December 2018 01:11 (three months ago) Permalink

imo philly played as well defensively as any team who has ever given up 576 yards

johnny crunch, Monday, 10 December 2018 02:08 (three months ago) Permalink

enjoying the heck out of this bears game

whyyyyy didn't belichick pay akiem hicks

¯\_(🏈 )_/¯ (daria-g), Monday, 10 December 2018 03:12 (three months ago) Permalink

good use of ratt

mookieproof, Monday, 10 December 2018 03:40 (three months ago) Permalink

imo philly played as well defensively as any team who has ever given up 576 yards

― johnny crunch, Sunday, December 9, 2018 9:08 PM (yesterday)

the defense was pretty awful but they did have some nicely timed takeaways and tackles for loss, as well as dallas penalties. I know complaining about officiating is pointless, but that non-overturn on the opening kickoff and the phantom call on goddaert late in the 4th were pretty egregious

k3vin k., Monday, 10 December 2018 05:19 (three months ago) Permalink

Sebastian Janikowski in that all line green Seahawks uni is hilarious.

earlnash, Tuesday, 11 December 2018 01:57 (three months ago) Permalink

Lime...

earlnash, Tuesday, 11 December 2018 01:57 (three months ago) Permalink

The 8-bit Tecmo version of the "Miami Miracle" pic.twitter.com/RnzvKOu6dO

— Benstonium (@Benstonium) December 10, 2018

rip van wanko, Tuesday, 11 December 2018 03:52 (three months ago) Permalink

This is one of the worst games I've ever seen fucking Vikings

No Smockin' (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 11 December 2018 04:07 (three months ago) Permalink

Very ugly

Celtoes Adidas (Spottie), Tuesday, 11 December 2018 04:11 (three months ago) Permalink

#Eagles QB Carson Wentz, dealing with a back issue, is not expected to play this week, sources say. Depending on the result, given the time of year, Wentz may not play again in 2018. The team is still gathering info on his health.

— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 12, 2018

mookieproof, Wednesday, 12 December 2018 16:33 (three months ago) Permalink

congrats Eagles

frogbs, Wednesday, 12 December 2018 16:44 (three months ago) Permalink

that was a really fun game.

тпсбlack (Spottie), Friday, 14 December 2018 05:19 (three months ago) Permalink

just wanna say going for 2 at the end like that is awesome

frogbs, Friday, 14 December 2018 05:23 (three months ago) Permalink

yeah that was great stuff. and how easy the play ended up being was hilarious

тпсбlack (Spottie), Friday, 14 December 2018 05:32 (three months ago) Permalink

theoretically you should probably go for 2 every time vs. the Chiefs

frogbs, Friday, 14 December 2018 05:37 (three months ago) Permalink

easy money

тпсбlack (Spottie), Friday, 14 December 2018 05:41 (three months ago) Permalink

I'm interested in the Colts as they have been completely off the national TV radar, I have not seen them play this season. Cowboys looked pretty good the last couple of games I have seen, so Indy swatting them down in a shutout like that has me curious. From what I am reading, the Colts have a young defense and o-line that is starting to really figure it out and are as balanced right now as they have ever been.

earlnash, Sunday, 16 December 2018 23:04 (three months ago) Permalink

amazing that the AFC South has 3 teams with winning records, none of which is the one that nearly made the Super Bowl last year

frogbs, Monday, 17 December 2018 15:20 (three months ago) Permalink

thread comes full circle

тпсбlack (Spottie), Wednesday, 19 December 2018 19:58 (three months ago) Permalink

brees is p good

johnny crunch, Monday, 24 December 2018 00:33 (three months ago) Permalink

gd game damn

johnny crunch, Monday, 24 December 2018 00:44 (three months ago) Permalink

steelers got jobbed on the aints' first td

beat denver and oakland and it doesn't matter tho

mookieproof, Monday, 24 December 2018 01:10 (three months ago) Permalink

the eagles game today was amazing

k3vin k., Monday, 24 December 2018 03:06 (three months ago) Permalink

won and playoff odds still dropped from 41% to 31%

k3vin k., Monday, 24 December 2018 03:06 (three months ago) Permalink

ty bears

Mordy, Monday, 31 December 2018 00:41 (two months ago) Permalink

I really reaaly wish the Browns could’ve pulled that one out. Oh well. Great season. The future is bright.

Mr. Snrub, Monday, 31 December 2018 02:11 (two months ago) Permalink

Felt really weird to cheer for the Bears today

frogbs, Monday, 31 December 2018 02:20 (two months ago) Permalink

time for a playoffs thread?

Mordy, Monday, 31 December 2018 02:21 (two months ago) Permalink

CINCINNATI -- The Bengals have parted ways with longtime coach Marvin Lewis, who endorsed his friend Hue Jackson as his replacement.

Lewis had one season remaining on a contract extension he signed last year. In a statement, the team said the decision was mutual.

http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/25653722/bengals-coach-marvin-lewis-part-ways-6-10-season

omar little, Monday, 31 December 2018 17:55 (two months ago) Permalink

considering how fucking cheap the bengals are, it's surprising they canned him with a year left on his contract

i also endorse hue jackson as his replacement just for the baker mayfield lolz

mookieproof, Monday, 31 December 2018 20:30 (two months ago) Permalink

Marvin Lewis is a decent coach, the guy seems to have a knack for finding and developing talent. AFC South is pretty brutal conference and having to get over both the Steelers and Ravens both is a bigger task than most divisions in football. They won the division a couple of times going like 10-6 with the Ravens and Steelers going like 9-7... A couple of the playoff losses were totally fluky as they lost Palmer in the first series of the first playoff game and his knee was always a bit bonky after that play. His best team lost Dalton down the stretch run and had that insane loss to the Steelers with a backup QB a couple years ago.

earlnash, Tuesday, 1 January 2019 00:39 (two months ago) Permalink

Yeah there’s definitely an element of luck to that, much as there was when McCarthy was like 0-6 in OT games (several of which were in the playoffs). He’s probably the best guy on the market, right?

frogbs, Tuesday, 1 January 2019 01:18 (two months ago) Permalink

marvin lewis may have been as successful as was possible for a team controlled by mike brown, but what talent did he find or develop? not sure i'm willing to credit him with turning the undrafted burfict into a . . . notable player

the ravens and steelers were ~good~ during lewis' tenure, but neither was by any means the patriots, and god knows the browns were the browns

mookieproof, Tuesday, 1 January 2019 01:35 (two months ago) Permalink

Steelers made the playoffs 10 times since 05, went to 3 Superbowls and won 2.
Ravens made the playoffs 9 times since '05 and won a Superbowl.

That's pretty good. Outside the Pats, I think the only division that has won 3 SB would be NFC East (Giants x2, Eagles last year)... NFC South has had Saints, Falcons and Panthers be in the playoffs with some regularity.

Bengals have had a good run of drafting on defense. Cincy was able to keep a good part of that core together for a while too. Some of these guys have had really long careers...

Geno Atkins
Carlos Dunlap
Domata Peko
Frostee Rucker
Rey Maualuga
Leon Hall
Jonathan Joseph

Lewis isn't quite Marty Schottenheimer, but he has had middling success.

earlnash, Tuesday, 1 January 2019 03:20 (two months ago) Permalink

well, the steelers made the playoffs that many times because they went 26-8 against his bengals

anyway, worlds will collide when the steelers hire him to run their defense next year

mookieproof, Tuesday, 1 January 2019 03:38 (two months ago) Permalink

what a good team name tho

bengals

mookieproof, Tuesday, 1 January 2019 03:39 (two months ago) Permalink

only because you can easily change it to "Bungles"

frogbs, Tuesday, 1 January 2019 04:08 (two months ago) Permalink

it's no 'pukers'

mookieproof, Tuesday, 1 January 2019 04:59 (two months ago) Permalink

so you’re saying marvin lewis is the harold baines of NFL coaches

xxxp

k3vin k., Tuesday, 1 January 2019 06:34 (two months ago) Permalink

Interesting stat: the six highest-paid QBs - Rodgers, Ryan, Cousins, Stafford, Garrappolo (lol), and Carr (double lol) - all missed the playoffs this year. Goff, Trubisky, Mahomes, Dak, Foles, and Lamar Jackson are all in. Maybe the "QB is everything" era is over.

frogbs, Wednesday, 2 January 2019 16:29 (two months ago) Permalink


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