- Jun 15, 2009
But it happened before. AFIR Kurt Warner was getting a new 7-year 40 Mio contract after the 99 SB season, even tough still under a "cheap" contract...
That is actually one of the better deals in sports. If I recall Paul Allen agreed to pay something like the first $60m, providing certain criteria were met (such as both Club and Charter seats), and the city found out a way to come up with the rest, most of which comes from hotel taxes. Some of that was also offset through sponsorship.on3m@n@rmy said:Actually I don't mind in Seattle's case, where tax revenues come from extra hotel taxes in King County.
The apologists were out in force yesterday. Mike Francesca, a top radio guy in NY had his panties in a real wad arguing with people. "The problem isn't Eli. It's that the team has no TE, no running backs, and a poor OL. And Nicks gave up. So you can ignore the INT's. Just look back at those SB wins and SB mvps, and remember some of Eli's 4th Quarter comebacks. He has more than both Rodgers and Flacco, you know? So he's not the problem." All kinds of nonsense like that.FoxxyBrown1111 said:...just wonder if Mr Agnostic, Coughlin and this journo still think they made the right choice to trade for him...
Alpe just for fun and to make the NYG fans mad, can´t you just start a campaign called "fire Eli"?
I think they could actually beat Cincy, if the Bengals play like the did on Sunday. But I don't see Miami losing to the Jets, and probably not Buffalo, though that is in Buffalo.The Hitch said:Not going to matter for them since they aren't going to beat the Bengals in Cincinnati (and Miami isn't going to lose to Buffalo or the Jets), but it puts Green Bay in a good position just as A Rod returns.
I know Alex Rodriguez, but to us A Rod was also Andy Roddick, so it reaches the point where lik CJ and DW, anyone with A... Rod... can be A Rod.Alpe d'Huez said:I'd be careful referring to Aaron Rodgers as "A Rod", considering the extreme negative connotations with that nickname. Only one athlete in recent sports history is below Alex Rodriguez when it comes to moral bankruptcy and fraud (I'll let you guess who that might be).
As you are on the other side of the Pond, you are forgiven . On this side of the Pond, there is only one A-Rod, a name that is like a lightning rod for disrespect. Better to call Aaron Rodgers the "discount daaaaable check guy" (I know, bad joke).The Hitch said:I know Alex Rodriguez, but to us A Rod was also Andy Roddick, so it reaches the point where lik CJ and DW, anyone with A... Rod... can be A Rod.
I'll have to suggest that. Maybe they can display the tarnished image on the big screens at CenturyLink Field on that day. That would get a pile of laughs. You can have the credits.Alpe d'Huez said:That billboard is beautiful! If I were a Seahawk fan, I would make a bunch of small paint concoctions to look like bird crap, and find a way to toss them on the billboard.
That's the matchup I'm hoping for.Alpe d'Huez said:I can only hope we now get to see a Seahawk-49er grudge match. And with the way both teams are playing, it seems almost certain. Can't wait.
At least young Shanny has some sense. This is what I was saying here some posts ago.Alpe d'Huez said:Not surprised Kyle Shanny is jumping off the train now before speed picks up too much with no brakes. He may just be saving his own skin. But recall a few days ago he was not on board with RG3 benching, and wanted instead to challenge the OL to step up, while giving RG3 the needed experience.
Yeah. The thing I wonder is was it Marty's preference for a certain QB (e.g. Brees) and some conflict with the uppers over drafting Rivers, plus Marty's desire to control the roster that resulted not only in the firing of Marty, but also Brees leaving for the Saints. I'm curious.Alpe d'Huez said:As far as Marty goes, remember who the Chargers hired to replace him? Norv Turner!!! .
Unless Carolina loses its last game and NO wins. Then Saints take division on tie-breaker.Alpe d'Huez said:Here's the playoff picture, and what's left:
2. New Orleans Saints (10-4). If they can't beat the Panthers on Sunday, in Carolina, they will drop to a wildcard and end up playing at the East or North division winner (Detroit, Philly Dallas, Chicago, GreenBay). Last game is TB at home.
if Dallas wins this week, then winner of Philly-Dallas takes division. It won't matter what Philly does against the Bears. The Dallas game starts earlier than the Philly game, and some writers speculate that if Dallas wins, the Eagles will rest their starters, which would be great news for the Bears. But if GB wins this week, and Det loses, the division will be determined by GB-Chicago, so it won't matter if the Bears win this week, either.3. Philadelphia Eagles (8-6). Two potentially tough games remain. Chicago at home, and at Dallas. If the Eagles can play some defense, they should be able to hold on against the Bears. They'll need Romo's help in that final game.
How good is McCown? Four PA short of qualifying for QB rating, and just behind Foles and Manning.4. Chicago Bears (8-6). After Detroit's loss, they are in the driver's seat, with games at Philadelphia, and hosting Green Bay, and a healthy Aaron Rodgers. So, once again, how good is Jay Cutler?
Falcons could be huge spoilers. If they upset the 49ers, and Cards manage to beat SE, AZ could steal the WC from SF by beating them. And even if Carolina beats NO, if they lose to Atl and Saints win final game, Saints take division. Even worse for Carolina, if AZ won its last two games, the Panthers would not even make WC.5. Carolina Panthers (10-4). The Panthers have two winnable games left. Hosting the Saints, and at Atlanta. This is tougher than you may think though. The Saints have a lot of experience and will be very motivated. Also, the Falcons seem to be healing and coming together of late.
If 49ers win their last two games, they get 5th seed. Is that a good thing? Might have to play at GB with Rodgers back. Followed by at SE and maybe at NO. Is that the toughest postseason schedule in history, or what?6. San Francisco 49ers (10-4). The most dangerous team here. Experienced, road tested, getting healthy, and playing great of late. They play Atlanta, and at Arizona, in a game that may mean playoff aspirations for the Cardinals.
Very tough road for AZ to make playoffs. Even if they beat SE in SE and then beat SF at home, still need: 1) SF loses to Atl OR 2) NO beats Carolina; OR 3) Carolina beats NO AND one of those teams loses its last game. Or AZ could lose one of its last two games and make it if Carolina loses both of its last two games.Arizona Cardinals (9-5), Detroit Lions (7-7), Green Bay Packers (7-6-1). Dallas Cowboys (7-7). The Cardinals have to win maybe both games, with Seattle on the road, and SF at home in order to beat out the Panthers, Saints or 49ers for one of the wild cards. The Lions, Packers and Cowboys, must win their division, but it is possible.
They start games at 10 AM on the east coast? Really?on3m@n@rmy said:But about west coast teams traveling east, my understanding is not so much the lack of practice, but more that a 10:00 am game on the east coast is like a 7:00 am game to the body of a player on a west coast team. It's just hard to get the body up for what feels like a 7 am game. Some coaches will get the players up extra early to get those bodies moving and get the blood flowing so they are actually awake by game time.
My bad on the explanation. What I meant was a 1:00 pm game feels like a 10:00 am game to some players from west coast teams. So if the game feels like it's at 10:00 am, getting out of bed would feel like 7:00 am. But you knew that, right?Merckx index said:They start games at 10 AM on the east coast? Really?
ATL could but their 29th ranked overall total defense (and in that same general rank in pass D, run D, and PPG allowed) won't win @ SF. If they did it would be a huge upset. Much more likely for AZ to win @ SEA, or STL to win @ SEA the following week.Merckx index said:Falcons could be huge spoilers. If they upset the 49ers, and Cards manage to beat SE, AZ could steal the WC from SF by beating them.
NO. But I should be.FoxxyBrown1111 said:Surprise, surprise:
All home teams pick except DEN...
Does someone keep record of how I fare against ya all since taking this approach?
Truth be told, Marino did play on many average teams. Can you remember any receivers he had to throw to? Clayton and Duper are the two that come to mind. But neither were very big. Who were his TE's he threw to? Can you name one? How about their running game? Do you recall anything special or can you name anyone great on their defenses at the time? He had a great coach (two, really), but even Don Shula rejected the praise heaped on him, saying he was only as good as his players.FoxxyBrown1111 said:...I can safely say the Dolphins should have won max 1 superbowl (but not necessarily in the 1984/85 season) with him, because it´s obvious the talent around him wasn´t good enough for more, especially in the 90s.
Very good post. I´ll come back to it later. Just busy with the chokers stats now.Alpe d'Huez said:Truth be told...