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Fall 2023 / Winter 2024 Football Thread
« on: August 25, 2023, 11:09:13 pm »


It's getting to be that time of year again, so I figured it was time to reboot the football thread. NFL preseason is underway, college starts this weekend. As always, this will be open as a catch-all for discussion of any level of the game.

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Re: Fall 2023 / Winter 2024 Football Thread
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2023, 08:50:11 pm »
(sigh)

I thought we were over this, but I guess I have to iterate this again:

If your sole purpose of posting on this thread is to whine about how you're "not going to watch those whiny kneelers," then please just don't post. You wouldn't walk into a room, unzip your drawers, take a leak on the floor and leave, would you? Well, that's what you do when you make those kinds of posts. This is not an airport. You don't have to announce your departures, so bye, Felicia.

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Re: Fall 2023 / Winter 2024 Football Thread
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2023, 09:04:35 pm »
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...and don't let the door hit your "come lo chiami" on the way out!

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Re: Fall 2023 / Winter 2024 Football Thread
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2023, 10:46:06 pm »

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Re: Fall 2023 / Winter 2024 Football Thread
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2023, 11:49:44 pm »
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#gobills  :beer:

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Re: Fall 2023 / Winter 2024 Football Thread
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2023, 11:54:39 pm »
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#gobills  :beer:

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Re: Fall 2023 / Winter 2024 Football Thread
« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2023, 12:00:00 am »
I'm truly baffled by the hype there is around the Jets and Aaron Rodgers.

Aaron Rodgers is 40 years old. He hasn't won a playoff game in a decade. He went 8–9 last season, the same 8–9 record that convinced Tom Brady to finally retire in Tampa Bay. Plus he's clearly not right in the head.

Yet this is the guy that's supposed to surpass Josh Allen and the Bills for the division lead? I mean, I think Miami is a bigger threat to that (assuming Tua doesn't get scrambled brains). They're at least a solid wild card team. New England appears to be heading into the sunset.

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Re: Fall 2023 / Winter 2024 Football Thread
« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2023, 12:10:12 am »
I'm truly baffled by the hype there is around the Jets and Aaron Rodgers.

Aaron Rodgers is 40 years old. He hasn't won a playoff game in a decade. He went 8–9 last season, the same 8–9 record that convinced Tom Brady to finally retire in Tampa Bay. Plus he's clearly not right in the head.

Yet this is the guy that's supposed to surpass Josh Allen and the Bills for the division lead? I mean, I think Miami is a bigger threat to that (assuming Tua doesn't get scrambled brains). They're at least a solid wild card team. New England appears to be heading into the sunset.

MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL...WEEK 1 

Mad Dog has the BILLS at 7-1 entering week 9 vs. BENGALS.
Smith says 6-2 but 6-3 after week 9.

Seems to me that Allen is going to HAVE to target "The Captain" a lot more in the future rather than running around trying to make a highlight film.

It's better for his health, too! 
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Re: Fall 2023 / Winter 2024 Football Thread
« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2023, 02:05:51 am »
Agreed, @jmyrlefuller
Rodgers is not the cure for the Jets' woes.
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Re: Fall 2023 / Winter 2024 Football Thread
« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2023, 05:53:07 am »
First week of College football was a snoozer to me. Hope it picks up this week.
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Re: Fall 2023 / Winter 2024 Football Thread
« Reply #10 on: September 02, 2023, 11:28:00 am »
WVU vs. Penn State tonight.
We've enjoyed watching a few local high school games lately. Last night, both of our alma maters were on TV, and both won.
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Re: Fall 2023 / Winter 2024 Football Thread
« Reply #11 on: September 02, 2023, 01:07:35 pm »
First week of College football was a snoozer to me. Hope it picks up this week.
Most of the games usually are. These first few weeks are when most of the big schools schedule their cupcake opponents to run up their records. So you see a lot of blowouts. It's basically preseason, unless you're one of the cupcake opponents, then it's the highlight of your season, even if you get predictably crushed as the cost of that hefty payout.

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Re: Fall 2023 / Winter 2024 Football Thread
« Reply #12 on: September 02, 2023, 01:30:24 pm »
Most of the games usually are. These first few weeks are when most of the big schools schedule their cupcake opponents to run up their records. So you see a lot of blowouts. It's basically preseason, unless you're one of the cupcake opponents, then it's the highlight of your season, even if you get predictably crushed as the cost of that hefty payout.

It's more noticeable in college hoops...Georgetown University would play nobody but scrub opponents for the 1st month of their season in order to raise their national ranking.  University of Maryland did it too!
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Re: Fall 2023 / Winter 2024 Football Thread
« Reply #13 on: September 12, 2023, 02:12:35 am »
I'm truly baffled by the hype there is around the Jets and Aaron Rodgers.

Aaron Rodgers is 40 years old. He hasn't won a playoff game in a decade. He went 8–9 last season, the same 8–9 record that convinced Tom Brady to finally retire in Tampa Bay. Plus he's clearly not right in the head.

Yet this is the guy that's supposed to surpass Josh Allen and the Bills for the division lead? I mean, I think Miami is a bigger threat to that (assuming Tua doesn't get scrambled brains). They're at least a solid wild card team. New England appears to be heading into the sunset.
And... whaddayaknow? First series, Rodgers injures his ankle and is out for the game.

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Re: Fall 2023 / Winter 2024 Football Thread
« Reply #14 on: September 12, 2023, 08:18:58 pm »
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See what happens when you wake up one day and find yourself on the cover of Madden?  And TV commercials up the Ying-Yang?

See what happens when you ditch your sweetheart for a Hollywood actress?

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Re: Fall 2023 / Winter 2024 Football Thread
« Reply #16 on: September 24, 2023, 11:12:37 pm »
Was his right knee down?

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Re: Fall 2023 / Winter 2024 Football Thread
« Reply #17 on: September 25, 2023, 12:46:36 am »
Looked to me like the ball broke the plane before the knee touched.  That was a tough game for me - I dislike both teams greatly.   :whistle:
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Re: Fall 2023 / Winter 2024 Football Thread
« Reply #18 on: September 25, 2023, 01:14:07 am »
Looked to me like the ball broke the plane before the knee touched.  That was a tough game for me - I dislike both teams greatly.   :whistle:

Same here.  I wish they had both lost.

btw, Congrats on Marshall beating VPI.
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Re: Fall 2023 / Winter 2024 Football Thread
« Reply #19 on: September 25, 2023, 01:11:46 pm »
Same here.  I wish they had both lost.

btw, Congrats on Marshall beating VPI.
Yeah, they're pretty good this year. WVU is more my team - parents and husband are alumni. I don't expect much of the Mountaineers, however. Joining the Big12 was a huge mistake.
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