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Title: 2017-1018 NFL Thread
Post by: hockeyfan1 on September 08, 2017, 03:29:18 AM
It's that time of year again as the (American version) pigskin is back.  The NFL officially opened Thursday night at Gilette Stadium in Foxborough, MA, where the New England Patriots, last year's Super Bowl Champions, were upended by the visiting Kansas City Chiefs 42-27.


That was opening week's season-opener.

Here's a look at facts & tidbits, etc:


http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000838679/article/fiftytwo-nfl-things-to-watch-on-the-road-to-super-bowl-lii (http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000838679/article/fiftytwo-nfl-things-to-watch-on-the-road-to-super-bowl-lii)
Title: Re: 2017-1018 NFL Thread
Post by: Captain Canuck on September 08, 2017, 11:16:54 PM
I enjoyed watching K.C. stomp on the Patriots!  ;D
New England's D didn't look good at all, they need to make some adjustments on that side of the ball.
The news for the Chiefs wasn't all good though, Eric Berry ruptured his Achilles and is gone for the season. Big blow to their secondary!

As for my Bills its looking like same old, with some hope for the future with all the draft picks they are stockpiling. New regime really cleaning house on the Ryan/Whaley mess though, shipping out guys that were drafted high just because they don't fit the current scheme or culture.
Expectations tempered as a result this season, hoping for 5-6 wins...playoff drought will continue.
Title: Re: 2017-1018 NFL Thread
Post by: CarltonTheBear on September 10, 2017, 01:52:58 PM
Has anybody tried out DAZN for streaming games?
Title: Re: 2017-1018 NFL Thread
Post by: Nik Bethune on September 10, 2017, 06:08:30 PM
Has anybody tried out DAZN for streaming games?

I was going to but I read about the technical issues they had on Thursday so I figured I'd wait and see what people said about how they handled the traffic of a Sunday before I did.
Title: Re: 2017-1018 NFL Thread
Post by: CarltonTheBear on September 11, 2017, 04:15:25 PM

So first weekend certainly had some issues. I'll wait and see how they go forward to fix those.
Title: Re: 2017-1018 NFL Thread
Post by: hockeyfan1 on October 09, 2017, 04:38:16 AM
Didn't know where to put this but since it's American football, I placed it here:

It took seven, count 'em, seven OTs with the winner emerging in the form of  Michigan defeating Buffalo 71-68.  A game that began in the early afternoon and finished in the late evening. Only the fourth time that a college football game has gone to seven OTs.  It was also the highest-scoring on record for a college game, beating the previous high score of 76-61 set in 2016.

More:
https://sports.yahoo.com/western-michigan-beats-buffalo-71-68-record-tying-7-overtimes-003425055.html (https://sports.yahoo.com/western-michigan-beats-buffalo-71-68-record-tying-7-overtimes-003425055.html)
Title: Re: 2017-1018 NFL Thread
Post by: hockeyfan1 on October 17, 2017, 10:32:14 AM
In Sunday's 24-17 win over the NY Jets, Patriots' quarterback Tom Brady set an NFL  record in recording his 187th win.  Terrific Tom & his Patriots (4-2) occupy first place in the AFC East standings.

Story:
http://www.cbc.ca/m/sports/football/nfl/new-england-patriots-new-york-jets-recap-1.4355985 (http://www.cbc.ca/m/sports/football/nfl/new-england-patriots-new-york-jets-recap-1.4355985)
Title: Re: 2017-1018 NFL Thread
Post by: hockeyfan1 on October 17, 2017, 10:46:05 AM
Quarterback Aaron Rodgers suffered a broken collarbone in Green Bay's 23-10 loss to the Minnesota Vikings Sunday.  Rodgers was the recipient of what appeared to be an illegal hit, as Green Bay coach Mike McCarthy put it, courtesy of the Vilings' Anthony Barr who meted out the punishment.  No penalty was given on the play.

Rodgers is slated to undergo surgery and some say he could be done for the season, though according to Packers coach McCarthy, Rodgers could miss "a significant time."

More:
https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/aaron-rodgers-set-for-surgery-and-mike-mccarthy-rips-illegal-hit-that-led-to-injury/ (https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/aaron-rodgers-set-for-surgery-and-mike-mccarthy-rips-illegal-hit-that-led-to-injury/)
Title: Re: 2017-1018 NFL Thread
Post by: Nik Bethune on October 27, 2017, 03:26:09 PM

In what is a terrible shock, it turns out members of a largely black workforce don't like being referred to as "inmates" in an almost entirely white ownership meeting:

Title: Re: 2017-1018 NFL Thread
Post by: herman on November 02, 2017, 02:51:24 PM
https://deadspin.com/bomani-jones-on-tom-bradys-bizarre-training-schemes-t-1820038413

Anyone else read this (or the original ESPN article)?
Title: Re: 2017-1018 NFL Thread
Post by: Captain Canuck on December 31, 2017, 08:02:46 PM
THE BILLS MADE THE PLAYOFFS!!!!!!  ;D

So happy!!!!  ;D
Title: Re: 2017-1018 NFL Thread
Post by: hockeyfan1 on January 01, 2018, 01:02:39 AM
THE BILLS MADE THE PLAYOFFS!!!!!!  ;D

So happy!!!!  ;D


That's amazing!   ;D
Title: Re: 2017-1018 NFL Thread
Post by: hockeyfan1 on January 15, 2018, 04:31:38 AM
NFL playoffs are continuing for the race to the Super Bowl (Feb.4th in Minneapolis).

With both the  Buffalo Bills (AFC) & the New Orleans Saints (NFC) eliminated in the Wild Card game -- the former by the Jacksonville Jaguars and the latter by the Philadelphia Eagles -- the stage was now all set for the Divisional playoffs in earnest.

On Saturday, the NFC Divisional playoff round featured the Philadelphia Eagles 15-10 winners over the Atlanta Falsons, and the New England Patriots overwhelming the Tenessee Titans 35-14.

Sunday's AFC Divisional playoff round had the Jacksonville Jaguars edging the Pittsburgh Steelers 45-42, and the NFC's Minnesota Vikings outlasting  the New Orleans Saints 29-24.




Source:  CBSSports
Title: Re: 2017-1018 NFL Thread
Post by: hockeyfan1 on January 15, 2018, 04:38:51 AM
Conference Championship is set for Sunday Jan.21st:

NFC Conf. Championship:  Vikings @ Eagles
AFC Conf. Championship:  Jaguars @ Patriots


Source:   CBSSports
Title: Re: 2017-1018 NFL Thread
Post by: hockeyfan1 on January 22, 2018, 02:50:11 AM
Not even a supposed cut hand could prevent Quarterback Tom Brady from leading his New England Patriots to a 24-20 comeback win over the Jacksonville Jaguars, in the AFC Champioship Sunday at Gilette Stadium in Foxborough, MA.

Brady, who partially cut his hand in oractice, showed no ill effects as he led the Patriiots, completing 26/38 & 290 yards and two touchdowns, in leading his Patriots to Super Bowl LII against the Philadelphia Eagles.

This will be Terrific Tom's eighth Super Bowl appearance along with his coach Bill Belichick, in which they've won five times.

Story:
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2755234-tom-brady-patriots-beat-jaguars-advance-to-2018-super-bowl-after-injury-scare (http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2755234-tom-brady-patriots-beat-jaguars-advance-to-2018-super-bowl-after-injury-scare)
Title: Re: 2017-1018 NFL Thread
Post by: hockeyfan1 on January 22, 2018, 03:15:16 AM
In the NFC Championship at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, PA,  Sunday,  Eagles Quarterback Nick Foles led his Philadelphia Eagles to a stunning 38-7 victory over the Minnesota Vikings.

Foles, who had taken over during the season from starter Carson Wentz, was 26/33 on 352 yards and three touchdowns.

The Eagles will now meet the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII.

Story:
https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/jan/21/philadelphia-eagles-minnesota-vikings-nfc-championship-game-nfl (https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/jan/21/philadelphia-eagles-minnesota-vikings-nfc-championship-game-nfl)
Title: Re: 2017-1018 NFL Thread
Post by: Zee on January 22, 2018, 09:31:11 AM
I've been an Eagles fan since the days of Ron Jaworski when they went and lost the SuperBowl to the Oakland Raiders.  Hope 3rd time is the charm.
Title: Re: 2017-1018 NFL Thread
Post by: hockeyfan1 on January 22, 2018, 03:39:48 PM
I've been an Eagles fan since the days of Ron Jaworski when they went and lost the SuperBowl to the Oakland Raiders.  Hope 3rd time is the charm.


They probably have a chance but only if they can contain Tom Brady.  He is a one-man show when it counts the most and with the minutes ticking.   The fact that Philly QB Nick Toles singlehandedly tore apart the stingiest defence in league, the Minnesota Vikings,  in leading his team here, tells a few tales.  I wouldn't be surprised if this becomes a QB competition between Brady & Toles.

As far as the everyone knows, the Eagles aren't being considered to defeat the Patriots.  And for good reason.  We've seen Brady at work and the magic he can create, being among the best QB in history.

I don't mean to sound bleak, but if the Eagles do things right, they might have a chance to win it.  Never know, anything can happen in a game, especially when the stakes are high.
Title: Re: 2017-1018 NFL Thread
Post by: hockeyfan1 on January 29, 2018, 07:52:05 PM
                           Super Bowl LII  (Super Bowl 52)

                    Philadelphia Eagles vs New England Patriots

                              Sunday February 4th, 2018

                          Keybank Stadium   Minneapolis, MI

                                     Kickoff  6PM Eastern


The halftime show (that's the best part of it) will feature Justin Timberlake and some other entertainers.


Source:   NFL.com

Will the Eagles' QB Nick Toles attempt a repeat performance such as the way he dismantled the Vikings in the NFC Championship game?

Will Tom Brady add to his Super Bowl repertoire by making NFL history?

A battle of the quarterbacks it is.  I'm counting on Brady winning even in the  last-minute.  It has been his specialty through and through to pull the magic out of a hat, so to speak, and usually a great & experienced  quarterback almost always prevails.  Unless...
Title: Re: 2017-1018 NFL Thread
Post by: Zee on January 30, 2018, 10:10:43 AM
Going to a friends place for a SuperBowl party.  Been an Eagles fan since like 1980, so I'm hoping they can pull this off. Luckily the party will be full of Eagles fans, since the friends I'm going to are originally from Philly :)
Title: Re: 2017-1018 NFL Thread
Post by: Nik Bethune on February 04, 2018, 11:59:04 PM


*Dead*

Congrats Zee.
Title: Re: 2017-1018 NFL Thread
Post by: hockeyfan1 on February 05, 2018, 02:50:27 AM
This pretty well sums it up:



Congratulations Super Bowl Champions! 

Philly QB Nick Foles named game MVP.  Wow, what a night he had and a Super Bowl to remember, quite unlike any other.

Some say if only there was an extra minute, that the Patriots' Brady would have had more time to create his last-minute magic or two. Well maybe, but considering the formidable pressure the Eagles' defence waged against Brady, it would be highly doubtful to have imagined such a scenario.

The keys to the game were the Eagles' Zach Ertz touchdown that pulled Philadelphia ahead late in the fourth quarter, and the sack of & subsequent fumble by Brady that put a dent in New England's comeback plans late in that sam quarter.

Job very well done, Philadelphia.  Enjoy the victory Eagles fans!
"Fly Eagles Fly".

Story:
http://www.cbc.ca/sports/football/nfl/super-bowl-nfl-new-england-patriots-philadelphia-eagles-1.4519378 (http://www.cbc.ca/sports/football/nfl/super-bowl-nfl-new-england-patriots-philadelphia-eagles-1.4519378)
Title: Re: 2017-1018 NFL Thread
Post by: herman on April 30, 2018, 03:48:03 PM
I don't care about the NFL, but I'm really happy about this.

https://deadspin.com/one-handed-linebacker-shaquem-griffin-drafted-by-seahaw-1825626658

Here's Shaquem's piece for the Player's Tribune (https://www.theplayerstribune.com/en-us/articles/shaquem-griffin-ucf-nfl-draft-letter-to-general-managers).
Title: Re: 2017-1018 NFL Thread
Post by: herman on May 02, 2018, 03:08:07 PM
I don't care about the NFL, but I'm pretty angry about this.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/02/sports/redskins-cheerleaders-nfl.html

This is straight up Westworld poop garbage.
Quote
When the Washington Redskins took their cheerleading squad to Costa Rica in 2013 for a calendar photo shoot, the first cause for concern among the cheerleaders came when Redskins officials collected their passports upon arrival at the resort, depriving them of their official identification.

For the photo shoot, at the adults-only Occidental Grand Papagayo resort on Culebra Bay, some of the cheerleaders said they were required to be topless, though the photographs used for the calendar would not show nudity. Others wore nothing but body paint. Given the resort’s secluded setting, such revealing poses would not have been a concern for the women — except that the Redskins had invited spectators.

A contingent of sponsors and FedExField suite holders — all men — were granted up-close access to the photo shoots.
Title: Re: 2017-1018 NFL Thread
Post by: CarltonTheBear on May 23, 2018, 11:10:19 AM

lmao
Title: Re: 2017-1018 NFL Thread
Post by: cabber24 on May 23, 2018, 04:35:08 PM

lmao
OOOOoooo! It's a sleeping bear, let's stomp on it's head.
Title: Re: 2017-1018 NFL Thread
Post by: hockeyfan1 on May 23, 2018, 04:50:11 PM
Speaking of ex-NFLers, former Cleveland Browns' QB and criminally-troubled enfant terrible Johnny Manziel,  signed with the CFL's Hamilton Tiger-Cats on a two-year contract.

Manziel will be the team's backup not it's starter according to the official line.

Manziel claims redemption, this from a man who, by his own admission, physically abused his girlfriend (striking her to the point of leaving her temporarily deaf for three months.).  He was also reportedly accused of wanting her killed.

This isn't the first time that the CFL has seen these types join the league.