1 (edited by jerome.oneil 2014-01-31 17:43:22)

Topic: The Superbowl Thread

Or, as I like to call it, "Unstoppable Force meets Immovable Object Bowl."

Can the most prolific offense in decades, led by one of the all time great quarterbacks,  overcome a defense reminiscent of the '85 Bears?   Will the band of gnomes that lives in Pro-Bowl center Max Unger's beard help him keep a lid on "Pot Roast"  Knighten?   Can Denver's prolific receiving corps break free of Seattle's smothering, physical defensive back field?   What will come of the next four minute Marshawn Lynch interview, and how wet will the media's pants be when he gives it?

The answers to these, and other questions, up on Sunday.

/ Go 'Hawks.

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I have no clue what all that meant, but I am going to root for the Seahawks because I think birds of prey are cool, and anything that decides it ought to live at the beach is smart.

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There are really only two things you need to know about the Seahawks.

1.  Max Unger's beard.

http://a.espncdn.com/photo/2014/0127/nfl_a_Unger_bl_400.jpg

2. Marshawn Lynch doesn't talk much, but when he does, it is pure music.

https://soundcloud.com/spekulation/bout … beast-mode

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On Jimmy Fallon last night they had there "Puppy predictions" two bowls of food were put on stage one with the Denver logo and one with the Seahawks then they released the puppys whichever bowl they ate out of determined the winner and both went straight for the Denver Broncos none even looked at the Seahawks so I am picking Denver in a close game smile

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The gorilla at the Utah zoo picked the Seahawks, and he hasn't been wrong in seven years.   I heard there are some manatees in Florida that have a pretty good record, too, but I'm not sure of their opinion on the game.

I'm going with the ape.

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lol

"Growing old is not for sissies"

7 (edited by dino48 2014-02-01 01:59:29)

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I think it will be a real tight game,I do think that the press shoud shut up on alot of subjects. Sherman said what he wanted too then he apoligized later and the press keeps bringing it up. The players all have there times on the field. Good luck too your Seahawks Jerome.

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Foos-ball? Buncha overgrown monsters man-handlin' each other...

It's the devil!

Lol... Sorry. I hear football, I immediately must quote water boy. Enjoy your game boys. Ha ha!

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Yeah, if the press isn't whining about Sherman talking too much, they're whining about Lynch not talking enough.

They should just have a random quote generator and recite from it.

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I'm curious as to why the NFL doesn't insist that each year's Super Bowl be held in a facility with a roof. I know both teams will be playing in the same conditions, but as a viewer, I'd like to see both teams and players perform to the top of their abilities. Each year, the two "best" teams make it to this game, and it just seems a shame that fans may have to watch them "grind it out" in poor conditions, instead of seeing them be able to strut their stuff to full potential.

Just saying ....

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That is typically what they do.  It's usually in a warm weather stadium (Miami, San Diego, etc...) or in a dome.  (New Orleans, Detroit, etc...)  This is the first time in a really long while that it has been outdoors in an open stadium.

It doesn't look like the weather is going to be much of a factor today, though, and both teams play at home in open air cold weather facilities, so they should be used to that.

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Jerome are you ready?? it Here!!

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Wings seasoned.  Fryer heating.  Sauce hot.  Beer cold.

We are ready for launch in the Love Bunker.

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That's the last time I put any faith in puppy predictions congrats to the Seahawks they played a heck of a game.

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I told ya man.  Always trust the monkey.  big_smile

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Whew! Didn't see a blow-out like that coming, in either direction. Congrats to the Seahawks ... very deserving winners!

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Tenement Funster wrote:

I'm curious as to why the NFL doesn't insist that each year's Super Bowl be held in a facility with a roof. I know both teams will be playing in the same conditions, but as a viewer, I'd like to see both teams and players perform to the top of their abilities. Each year, the two "best" teams make it to this game, and it just seems a shame that fans may have to watch them "grind it out" in poor conditions, instead of seeing them be able to strut their stuff to full potential.

Just saying ....

NAWWW man I think for what they get paid, between all the ruels, that having it in the elements is what these "Men of steel" should be doing.  When I want to watch real football,, I go to you tube and pull up the 70s greatest moments in the NFL.   Playing in a near white out,, now thats showing desire! LOLOL

This game that I did not watch but for 5 min would have pissed me off had I wasted my time watching it.  Instead,, I tuned and played my Ovation 12er for 2 hours.

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Alright...  Day after.

The question is "Where does the Seahawks' defense sit in relation to other great defenses?"

This is an article that I think is a bit too hard on Manning, but gets the defensive aspect right.

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1945 … ?hpt=hp_c2

Seattle, in an era of football where the rules overwhelmingly aid the offense, set defensive records and managed to stop the most prolific offense in history dead cold.

We can argue all day about final placement (85' Bears?   No-Name Defense?  Purple People Eaters?  Iron Curtain?) but "Legion of Boom" is definitely in that mix somewhere.

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Horrible game, especially for Peyton Manning fan....


The main question is this ; What was your favorite commercial ?


Although I'm impartial to Golden Retreivers I have to go with the John Stamos yogurt ad.

Give everything but up.

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I thought the Tim Tebow ads for T-Mobile were awesome.

"You're gonna want to hold on to those donuts...."

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DrcaeAumAZo

Give everything but up.

22 (edited by dino48 2014-02-03 21:26:23)

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Congrats on the Seahawks win Jerome. I do think that Denver should never have gotten to the bowl it was one of the most boring super bowls I ever sawand not many good commercials  and the halftime was not that great. I think the Seahawks would have liked a team that would have been more of a challenge. I changed the channel around the 3rd quarter as I was starting too fall asleep.

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It was suppose to be the year of the 49ers.

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jerome.oneil wrote:

Alright...  Day after.

The question is "Where does the Seahawks' defense sit in relation to other great defenses?"

This is an article that I think is a bit too hard on Manning, but gets the defensive aspect right.

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1945 … ?hpt=hp_c2

Seattle, in an era of football where the rules overwhelmingly aid the offense, set defensive records and managed to stop the most prolific offense in history dead cold.

We can argue all day about final placement (85' Bears?   No-Name Defense?  Purple People Eaters?  Iron Curtain?) but "Legion of Boom" is definitely in that mix somewhere.

I have to agree they were awesome but don't forget the Packers and Ray Nitchke era they won the first two Superbowls and under Lombardy they were a Dynasty and still hold the record for most championship wins Seattle did well this is there first they have a great organization and a lot of young talent lets see if they can repeat that's the tough part.

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Well, to dino's point, I think it's fair to say that the second best team in the NFL was the 49ers, but the NFC can only send one team.  I don't forsee a time in the next couple of years where the NFC Champion isn't going to win the Superbowl.  The Niners are really good.   Arizona caught fire the last half of the season.  Carolina is going to be great next year.     The Saints will always contend as long as Drew Brees is throwing the football.   I don't think there's a whole lot of teams in the AFC that can compete with them.   But Denver was the best in the AFC, and that offense was historically good, so that's who the 'Hawks played.

One thing I think that played into the "surprise" aspect of the result is simply how little coverage the Seahawks get nationally.   They'll cover Sherman 24/7 when he says something dumb, or Harvin when he's broken (they were 11-0 and the national media was still going on about "Can they win without Harvin?"), but the national media analysts don't really spend a lot of time looking at this team.   They knew that the defense was good, but I don't think they really took the time to look and see exactly how good they were.  The story line was all focused on Peyton Manning and the Denver "storied franchise" DNA going back to John Elway. 

A great example of this was Chris Berman on ESPN interviewing Pete Carroll after the game.   Berman wanted to make some point about the decision to defer the opening kickoff (opting to kick, rather than receive) to the Broncos, and turn it into one of those mad scientist type decisions that coaches make.    But Pete Carroll does that every game, and has for the last four years.  He never opens a game with the ball.  He'd rather have possession to open the second half.   You would think a guy like Berman would know that.  He gets paid to talk about football, but it was pretty clear that he hadn't watched a lot of the Seahawks.

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