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My brother and his boys went to the Seattle game yesterday. I haven't talked to him, sure hope he wasn't one of the ones who left early!

Seattle's my pick in the SB.

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Per the NFL rulebook, game balls must be inflated with between 12.5-13.5 pounds of air. Each team must provide 12 primary balls for testing prior to the game.

NFL VP of officiating Dean Blandino told NFL AM on Monday that, "it's not unheard of for a ball to be removed from circulation and then tested during the week for whatever issue there was.

The NFL's rulebook requires that teams give game balls to officials more than 2 hours before kickoff, and that they "shall remain under the supervision of the Referee until they are delivered to the ball attendant just prior to the start of the game." "

They are hated for many reasons. When you are really good people don't like you just because.....and they have been really good for a really long time.

But:

one of the reasons people don't like them is that they cheat. they have a history of cheating. Talking to a pats fan today was classic.

"We would have won anyway!" (which I agree with)

OK......so if it is proven they messed with the ball for an advantage but it didn't change the outcome.....you are fine with that?

"Well everyone does it......we just got caught!"

I don't know if that is true or not......I have never heard of anyone ever being accused of that......but anyway.....so if it IS proven true you are ok with that because you believe everyone else is cheating too?

It's pretty easy to not like the lack of class that team shows.

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I can see it now, seals on footballs.

Inflate the balls to spec and drool some shoegoo on the valve.

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So...will  teams now come up and raid the Canadian Football League hoping for a thunder footed punter who can toss 'em when needed? :<img src=:'>

Btw, my attention span for the Superbowl lasts as long as the intro to the anthem singer. The CFL (Grey Cup)on the other hand has produced competitive and very good football in 8 out of the last ten. This from a guy who used to know all the stats on Y.A. Tittle, Sam Huff, Johnny Unitas, Paul Hornung, etc. et al. The glory years before the "gangsta" culture and media exploitation took over. Yup.

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How prophetic was this commercial. ....i couldnt resist

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Considering the only relevance the Vikings players have had the last three seasons has been linked to a police Scanner, I don't think it's ironic at all, especially considering heel be picking up his second mvp in two weeks

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So...will  teams now come up and raid the Canadian Football League hoping for a thunder footed punter who can toss 'em when needed? :<img src=:'>

Btw, my attention span for the Superbowl lasts as long as the intro to the anthem singer. The CFL (Grey Cup)on the other hand has produced competitive and very good football in 8 out of the last ten. This from a guy who used to know all the stats on Y.A. Tittle, Sam Huff, Johnny Unitas, Paul Hornung, etc. et al. The glory years before the "gangsta" culture and media exploitation took over. Yup.

To this day I still think that Jim Brown was the greatest running back that I ever watched play the game.

  And the 1967 Ice Bowl was one of the most compelling football games that I can remember.

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Cleveland fan- watched Jim Brown play- unbelievable back- he hurt players but I watched Gale Sayers play a couple of times- like mercury thru your hands.
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'I like to push the limit to how much air we can put in the football, even go over what they allow you to do and see if the officials take air out of it.'
So it ok to say you mess around on national TV with the football and nothing comes from it but the Pats are run up the flag pole because there might be a under inflated ball.

Indy got beat badly and now the sour grapes come out end of story.  The Ravens got beat and they had the same sour grapes claiming we use a illegal play which the NFL said was totally legal.

Seattle pulled a trick play on Green Bay then beat them because of it do you hear any bitchin that they pulled a illegal play.

So the fact is it is only bad when the Pats do it but not bad when done by any other team.

As for getting caught cheating we didnt get caught doing anything.  There is a question raised by the team we beat badly about a possible issue with the ball nothing more or less. This has gotten blown so far out of the water that it is ridiculous and the NFL is handling it very poorly to say the least.

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How prophetic was this commercial. ....i couldnt resist

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Pox....this video isn't very realistic.  Rodgers is clearly more than half way across the lake and as we both know he would have already quit paddling and started coasting if it was a real life situation.

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I feel badly for the GB TE who muffed the onside kick.  What a ball buster.

Why? He had his time to shine and instead pulled a 'Bartman'. Fans will remember his name for decades, and not fondly.  Ha-Ha-Ha Dix - someone please check his ticket to make sure hes in the right seat as he clearly was a fan on the 2 pt try. That ball is still floating up in the Air somewhere.

Sonny you need to read some Dickens or something.

Billy Buckner was trying to catch a grounder: No athlete deserves that scorn for an honest mistake.

Sorry, he screwed the pooch.  His job was not to field the ball, his job was to block for the guy behind him whose job it was to field the ball.  He got off script and paid for it.

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How prophetic was this commercial. ....i couldnt resist

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Considering the only relevance the Vikings players have had the last three seasons has been linked to a police Scanner, I don't think it's ironic at all, especially considering heel be picking up his second mvp in two weeks

He said prophetic, not ironic. And it was.

I think Rodgers is the best QB in the game. But in this game he played about as well as his head coach coached -- QB rating of 55.8. That's a Christian Ponder number.

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How prophetic was this commercial. ....i couldnt resist

7867_zps200c090e.gif

Pox....this video isn't very realistic.  Rodgers is clearly more than half way across the lake and as we both know he would have already quit paddling and started coasting if it was a real life situation.

Not with those Puny arms.  :<img src=:'>

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