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    Well like I expected the Pats took down the Jags (again) and I made a mental error picking the Seahawks over the Packers. As far as the Colts losing, it was a surprise and the Cowboys.....well.........they suck.

    My new Predictions are:

    Pats over Chargers
    Pack over G-Men
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    I apologize if my previous posts came across as too argumentative.

    I'm hoping the Chargers win, simply because I'm tired of hearing Patriots' fans run their collective mouths, but I don't think it's going to happen. I actually think either the Packers or Giants have a better shot at beating the Patriots (both slim to none). I'm thinking the Patriots will go 19-0.
    "We grow up thinking that beliefs are something to be proud of, but they're really nothing but opinions one refuses to reconsider. Beliefs are easy. The stronger your beliefs are, the less open you are to growth and wisdom, because "strength of belief" is only the intensity with which you resist questioning yourself. As soon as you are proud of a belief, as soon as you think it adds something to who you are, then you've made it a part of your ego."

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    <--Pats fan.

    I will try to silence my collective mouth about it though.


    I am sort of feeling Giants/Pats Super Bowl, which will make me really uncomfortable living in NY but being a Pats fan.

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    While I wouldn't bet money on anyone but the Patriots winning, I think it's entirely possible they could be beaten. After all, three poor-to-middling teams gave them all they could handle. And two of them (Ravens and Eagles) probably lost because of their own mistakes, not because the Pats overwhelmed them.

    If these mediocre teams could very nearly beat them, I don't see why a very good team couldn't finish the job. The Chargers and Packers actually match up okay against the Pats because they are two of the few teams that can match points with them.

    That said, I'm picking the Pats and the Packers this weekend. I see the Pats/Chargers being competitive for about two and a half quarters and then the Pats pulling away to a double digit victory that makes the game seem less competitive than it was. I see the Packers/Giants as a potential classic, close right to the end. While I'm picking the Pack, I'd not be surprised at all if the Giants won.

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    I think I am going to have to stop watching football after this season. I get so stressed out during the playoffs, each weeks games get me all anxiety ridden.

    Of course, I said this the past 5 years, so fat chance of that I guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SolitaryPenguin View Post
    I think I am going to have to stop watching football after this season. I get so stressed out during the playoffs, each weeks games get me all anxiety ridden.

    Of course, I said this the past 5 years, so fat chance of that I guess.
    me too. i also always say i'm going to stop watching basketball, but then the mavs start playing too well, and i'm hooked again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FMWarner View Post
    While I wouldn't bet money on anyone but the Patriots winning, I think it's entirely possible they could be beaten. After all, three poor-to-middling teams gave them all they could handle. And two of them (Ravens and Eagles) probably lost because of their own mistakes, not because the Pats overwhelmed them.

    If these mediocre teams could very nearly beat them, I don't see why a very good team couldn't finish the job. The Chargers and Packers actually match up okay against the Pats because they are two of the few teams that can match points with them.

    That said, I'm picking the Pats and the Packers this weekend. I see the Pats/Chargers being competitive for about two and a half quarters and then the Pats pulling away to a double digit victory that makes the game seem less competitive than it was. I see the Packers/Giants as a potential classic, close right to the end. While I'm picking the Pack, I'd not be surprised at all if the Giants won.
    Considering that the Pats have almost been beat a few times by mediocre teams, it almost seems providential that they have made it where they have being undefeated. They've made some impressive last minute comebacks and won by only a slim margin a number of other times. I think there could be a very good chance of them getting beat, they just seem too lucky for that to actually happen.

    Here's to hoping that they do get beat. :raises glass:

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    Quote Originally Posted by SolitaryPenguin View Post
    I think I am going to have to stop watching football after this season. I get so stressed out during the playoffs, each weeks games get me all anxiety ridden.

    Of course, I said this the past 5 years, so fat chance of that I guess.
    You know, whenever my team is eliminated, I always think that I'm not going to watch the rest of the playoffs because I'm too disappointed. And then I always do. Damn NFL! Seriously though, I can't think of a consumer product with more loyalty and customer satisfaction than the NFL. I wonder if business schools use it as a model.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FMWarner View Post
    Damn NFL! Seriously though, I can't think of a consumer product with more loyalty and customer satisfaction than the NFL. I wonder if business schools use it as a model.
    Football has so many things going for it. So many aspects that appeal to people's likes. People regardless of personality can find a team that they relate to. Whether it's the blue collar, roll up the sleeves to work mentality of the 1970's Steelers, the gun slinging rifle arm of John Elway leading the Broncos or good guys always wear white and never get dirty quickness of the Cowboys, you can have a soft spot in your heart for a team even if you're not that into football.

    Like so many other monopolies, football, or the NFL's biggest threat could be themselves. I actually posted a thread on INTPCentral about the possibility of over saturation w/football (pro or college) now being televised on every day of the week. It was overwhelmingly ignored but I still can't help to wonder is a portion of what makes football so special the anticipation of gameday and how every game could matter?

    I think some problems teams in most other leagues have had is linking sports with entertainment. While entertaining, sports are closer to being a religion than a form of entertainment. The Black Hole and AZ are packed houses based greatly on the faith that their team will start to win. The fact that the league has shown a steady increase in viewership for over the past decade w/out a franchise in the nation's second biggest market, while still beating all other sports in the US COMBINED is so cosmically impossible, you couldn't duplicated it in a lab.

    The NFL's had great commissioners. The symbiotic relationship w/television has aided both. I think there is too much arrogance in the league that needs to be curtailed. I'm not talking about on the field taunting but the view from the owners and league office in demanding whatever they damn well want from cities, fans, players, networks and sponsors. The worst thing the league could do is go w/a let's bring in the Harvard MBA's to make things more "efficient" mindset or people will get angry and erosion could ensue. Granted that might be years in the making, but when Baby Boomers were kids would anyone ever suspected that boxing and horse racing being after thoughts in the American psyche?

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    Quote Originally Posted by spartan26 View Post
    Like so many other monopolies, football, or the NFL's biggest threat could be themselves. I actually posted a thread on INTPCentral about the possibility of over saturation w/football (pro or college) now being televised on every day of the week. It was overwhelmingly ignored but I still can't help to wonder is a portion of what makes football so special the anticipation of gameday and how every game could matter?
    I could go on for DAYS about this. It's a particular pet peeve of mine. Part of what makes the NFL special is that teams play once a week on Sunday, and everyone's team is in action within a few hours of each other. (Monday Night Football being a notable exception, and a unique opportunity.) But now we have games on Saturdays and Thursdays, and the NFL is ditching what was special about it. When it's available on so many days, Sunday is just another day instead of "Football day". Scarcity makes something special.

    It's the exact same thing the NFL did wrong in accepting ESPN's bid for MNF. In the short run they made a few dollars more, but in the long run they harmed MNF's stature as an institution by taking it off a major broadcast network. It's not special anymore, it doesn't have a buzz about it. Sadly, kids who came of age in this decade don't realize how exciting and special it used to be.

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