Oh No, Favre On SI Cover

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Old 01-22-10, 03:09 PM
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Question Oh No, Favre On SI Cover

Just picked up my mail and there he is. Gasp, will the 'SI Jinx' sink my guys?

No idea what will happen but I'll predict this: Vikings 24 Saints 21 in overtime!


Edit: I still think it should be 'Farve'.
 
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I want the Vikes to win, therefore my theory that I am jinxed will hold true, and they will lay and egg, Farve will throw 2 interceptions within 5 minutes, and not even look like they are in the same league as the Saints. And I will turn my tv set off or throw it out the window between 5 and 8 minutes into the game!
 
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Old 01-22-10, 05:58 PM
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He wasn't nekkid was he? So much of that goin around now. Scott Brown, Burt Reynolds. No shame anymore.
 
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Nahhh. I'm sure he don't want to show any more of that gray now than he has to.

Can't wait til tomorrow comes to see how the 2 games play out.
 
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While I would like the Vikings to win I just hope we have three good games, too many blow outs this year.

I did pick up a case of PBR tranquilizer formula to ease the stress. Last thing I need is to end up in the nervous hospital over a silly game.
 
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Old 01-24-10, 07:22 AM
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Just picked up my mail and there he is. Gasp, will the 'SI Jinx' sink my guys?
SI has a lot of Packer Backers on staff, you know.....
 
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Oh my, that was brutal. Nothing like 5 turnovers to ruin your day.
 
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I've seen better ball handling at outside stadiums when it was snowing and 20 degrees.
 
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Originally Posted by the_tow_guy View Post
I've seen better ball handling at outside stadiums when it was snowing and 20 degrees.
The word "fumble", however, can be a misnomer in certain cases. Having the ball get punched out is not a "fumble", by my definition. A couple weeks ago I saw another game where a player socked it out - and the announcers both said that the football player was even carrying the ball very secure and correctly. You can't stop having the ball get punched out if a guy hits it right. And then to have the media make it out like the player has butter-fingers, is not right.


To me, fumbling is when a player simply muffs or has the ball slip out on it's own.
 
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How come not that many people are responding? Aren't most guys into football?!

Brad Childress, interviewed on the sidelines just before the Vikes vs. Saints game started, said he believed his Vikes had the better team. Consider they kept giving away the ball, yet outgained the Saints by about 225 yards!!!! I think he was right!

The game could have been won if the right decision was made by the Vikes near the end of regulation. Supposedly Longwell is one of the most accurate kickers, ever, past 50 yards!

But consider how unfair the coin toss is. Consider how high NFL players and bigwigs get paid. And they can't even come up with a plan to make it fair! College has it right. They each get the ball. So the game takes longer to decide. This is for all the marbles. And I thought big games like this generated high ratings. So what is the problem if the game goes on longer with a method that is fair? The NFL commissioner WILL hear from me, folks.

Their policy to decide NFL games on a flip of a coin could cause Brett Farve to have mental duress for the rest of his life! No joke! You'd actually think a good lawyer might make a good case for a lawsuit. If I were in his shoes, I'd stew over this until they buried me. No way should he have had to stand helplessly on the sidelines without getting HIS chance to see if they could make an offensive score.

BTW -my tv set is still intact. I pretty much figured they'd find a way to lose. I also wanted the Jets to win, and they lost too. But that was no surprise to me either.
 
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Regarding 'punching' causing fumbles: One of these days someone is going to break a forearm trying to (or receiving) one of those hatchet chops trying to cause a fumble and only then will they institute a penalty for doing so.

It seems like an unsportsmanlike practice to me.

Also, I like the idea of giving both teams a possession in overtime. Don't like the coin toss.
 
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Thanks, Helmet.

Before I get started, it was nice to see that Federer had no tears to shed this time. Nor did Serena need any outbursts! Congrats to the two of them!

On ESPN this morning they were talking about Favre, and also whether or not the NFL needs to institute another system to take the place of the sudden death coin flip. They had one woman and 3 other guys as panelists. The woman wants the system to remain the same, citing 70% of the time, the recieving team loses! But one other commentor quickly retorted, 'what about the other 30%?!' All 3 guys wanted to see some new format. One suggested a 7 minute overtime period.

Then they talked about Favre having to live with that interception near the end of the 4th quarter when they were marching towards the endzone, getting near field goal range. One guy said that if Favre retires, he will likely "stew" (my term) in it for months. But then said the fans will likely - forever! And Favre has to think about THAT one, in his decision to retire or not. But one said that if he were to come back, there may not even be a redemption as close as what they got this time to going to the SuperBowl. That perhaps they won't even make it that far.

No suggestion was made as to what Favre should decide to do. I do know this much: Gamblers have a real hard time pulling out of a game when they are losing. They keep playing with hopes of getting back that what they liost.

If Favres body can hold up, I think he should stay, based on the career setting year he had - at least in some capacity. I know I could not go out on the terms of how things played out in the end of that game - and other key games in the past where Favre has had similar fate! Because - that has almost become his legacy -unfortunately. Who needs THAT kind of legacy?

Oh, I want to add one more thing. I think the reason why they keep rehashing that game and Favre, is I think they seem to think the wrong team might be going to the Super Bowl. That the Vikings, with all the turnovers, then losing the coin toss, and outgaining the Saints HUGE, and playing on the Saints hostile noisy field, almost overcame those odds and made it anyway. Almost.
 
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