NFL Thread 2015. 7 months of darkness....

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by <]:^D » Mon Feb 08, 2016 1:32 pm

yeah disappointing game. at least it was close and gooseberry fool, not like the '05 Steelers/Seahawks game :dread:
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PostRe: NFL Thread 2015. Countdown to Superbowl 50!
by Zartan » Mon Feb 08, 2016 1:41 pm

I really enjoyed it, both the defences were fantastic. Ware and Miller were absolute beasts, poor Cam didn't stand a chance with them coming at him time and again. It is a shame as I love watching Cam play with a smile on his face, but you have to hand it to the Broncos defence they were immense and totally deserved the win. Sure Manning didn't do anything, but this is the perfect time for him to call it a day and walk off with a Superbowl gift from his defence
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by Minto » Mon Feb 08, 2016 1:59 pm

I actually really enjoyed the game. That Denver defence is beast. They hunted down Cam anytime he had the ball and just tea-bagged the life out him.

Feeling the pain today though. So sleepy.
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PostRe: NFL Thread 2015. 7 months of darkness....
by KK » Mon Feb 08, 2016 8:47 pm

Loved the "we don't do fake tweets" jibe at Sky Sports' expense on the BBC last night.
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PostRe: NFL Thread 2015. 7 months of darkness....
by <]:^D » Wed Feb 10, 2016 11:56 am

mike carlson is one cheeky kunt ill tell you mate
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PostRe: NFL Thread 2015. 7 months of darkness....
by KK » Fri Feb 26, 2016 12:04 pm

Sky News wrote:Politicians Call For NFL To Switch Out Redskins

Two Labour Party MPs object to a perceived "racial slur" in the team's name ahead of a game at Wembley Stadium in October.

Two British politicians have written to the NFL calling on it to stop the Washington Redskins from playing in London later this year because of concerns about the team's name.

Labour Party MPs Ruth Smeeth and Ian Austin wrote in a letter that the NFL "should consider changing the name of the Washington franchise or, at a minimum, send a different team to our country to represent the sport, one that does not promote a racial slur".

The Redskins are set to face the Cincinnati Bengals on 30 October at Wembley Stadium as part of the NFL's International Series.

But the letter says there is "deliberate insensitivity and apparent hostility to a prominent minority group" by using the name.

It adds that the "exportation of this racial slur ... directly contravenes the values that many in Britain have worked so hard to instil".

Native Americans, along with other groups in the US, have called for the team to replace its name.

But the team has maintained it is meant to honour Native Americans, and Redskins owner Dan Snyder has said he will never change the nickname.

Brian McCarthy, a spokesman for the NFL, said: "A team's name is a club decision.

"We recognise there are strong views on both sides of this."

http://news.sky.com/story/1649104/polit ... t-redskins

The comments underneath the article are hilarious.

Rosie H wrote:These 2 commie's need to get a life.
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PostRe: NFL Thread 2015. 7 months of darkness....
by <]:^D » Sun Feb 28, 2016 5:08 pm

what's your opinion on the name? i think it needs changing asap. there's no need for it any more.
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by KK » Sun Feb 28, 2016 5:57 pm

To be honest I don't really have one. I've never considered its connotations either way. I guess it depends on what the general feeling is in America, and among fans. Is it eliciting the same response as, say, the confederate flag? I don't think it's up to our politicians though to start lecturing the NFL on what it should do.
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PostRe: NFL Thread 2015. 7 months of darkness....
by Cyburn2 » Sun Feb 28, 2016 6:40 pm

What about the Minnesota Vikings, that's offensive to Scandinavians :lol:

On the Redskins though, it's the NFL's call not our politicians.
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PostRe: NFL Thread 2015. 7 months of darkness....
by Rax » Mon Feb 29, 2016 9:19 am

Cyburn2 wrote:What about the Minnesota Vikings, that's offensive to Scandinavians :lol:

How? Is Viking used as a slur against Scandinavians?
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PostRe: NFL Thread 2015. 7 months of darkness....
by KK » Tue Mar 01, 2016 5:45 pm

An average of 903,000 watched the Superbowl this year in the UK, 122,000 of those on Sky Sports 1.

865,000 turned in to the First Half on BBC2. 589,000 continued for the Half Time Show with Coldplay. And then everyone went to bed.
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PostRe: NFL Thread 2015. 7 months of darkness....
by KK » Wed Apr 06, 2016 10:07 pm

Some good news for us, if a little unorthodox.

BBC News wrote:Twitter has agreed a deal to broadcast Thursday night NFL games online across the world for free.

Twitter was bidding against a number of companies, including Verizon, Yahoo and Amazon, to win the rights. Facebook dropped out of the bidding last week.

"Twitter is where live events unfold and is the right partner for the NFL," said NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.

The NFL signed a multi-year partnership with Twitter last year to deliver daily video and other content to fans.

Television viewers will still be able to watch live games and highlights packages under existing partnerships with traditional broadcasters.

In the UK, the NFL signed a five-year deal with Sky last year, while the BBC has a two-year deal to show international series games in London and the Super Bowl, as well as a weekly highlights show and digital clips.

As part of the the NFL's new agreement with Twitter, the social media platform will stream live video of 10 Thursday games to its 800 million users.

The deal also includes in-game highlights and pre-game Periscope broadcasts from players and teams.

"There is a massive amount of NFL-related conversation happening on Twitter during our games," said Goodell.

"People watch NFL games with Twitter today," said Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey. "Now they'll be able to watch right on Twitter Thursday nights."

Last season, the NFL carried out a live streaming trial of a regular-season NFL game with Yahoo.

The Twitter Games

Jets at Bills, Sept 15
Texans at Patriots, Sept 22
Cardinals at 49ers, Oct 6
Broncos at Chargers, Oct 13
Bears at Packers, Oct 20
Saints at Panthers, Nov 17
Cowboys at Vikings, Dec 1
Raiders at Chiefs, Dec 8
Rams at Seahawks, Dec 15
Giants at Eagles, Dec 22

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/american-football/35970379
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PostRe: NFL Thread 2015. 7 months of darkness....
by Zartan » Wed Apr 20, 2016 10:50 pm

Crazy trades before the draft has even begun,
The Titans trade the Number 1 pick for a crazy amount of picks, and then the Browns trade their number 2 pick for loads as well. Looks like the Factory of Sadness is going to have RGIII under center in 2016, and I guess they are going to be rebuilding the whole roster with all these picks. That said I would not be surprised if they have a top 5 pick again in 2017.

I can understand the Rams going for broke in taking the number 1 pick, even at the cost, but the Eagles paying so much for the number 2 pick seems mental. I know nothing about college football, so I have no idea if either of the top 2 QBs are any good. I do not think all the 1st round trades are done yet, but I bet these will wait till the actual day of the draft
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by Rax » Thu Apr 21, 2016 9:23 am

Its especially crazy as there doesnt seem to be any buzz around players coming out of college, a couple of years ago there was Andrew Luck and RGIII so when a big trade happened noone was that surprised. This year though I havent heard anything like the hype around anyone in college, nevermind the QBs so the fact theres been 2 trades at the top of the draft seems extra nuts. I cant see this ending well for LA (feels so weird to type that in an NFL discussion) or Philly, it does make the draft a little bit more interesting though.
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PostRe: NFL Thread 2015. 7 months of darkness....
by Moz » Fri Apr 29, 2016 1:33 pm

so the first round of the draft happened last night. it was a night of drama, with the "best player in the draft" sliding all the way down to number 13 because a video of him taking weed with a gas mask on was uploaded to his twitter account just before the draft begun.
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PostRe: NFL Thread 2015. 7 months of darkness....
by Rax » Fri Apr 29, 2016 1:39 pm

Wait, a player partook of a legal (in some state) substance? The bastard, hell never play for us, get me Greg Hardy on the phone!

I find it so hard to get hyped for the draft for this very reason, I remember Tyrian Mathieu had similar "character flaws" but hes pretty much been a model professional and a hell of a good player since he was drafted. Johnny Manziel on the other hand had would not be a problem, he liked to party, he doesnt have an issue and he was lauded as a great pick, and were seeing how thats working out. Im intrigued to see who my team picks but I dont really give a toss about the process as a whole.

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