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« on: September 02, 2007, 02:13:52 am »
That's right.  National Football League.

For my part, I have been an Indianapolis Colts fan since our city lured them away from the lousy, national STD hub of Baltimore in 1984.  And man, did we suck ass for a good, long time.  Then we got one of the greatest QBs to ever play the game (who will likely be Top 5 of all time by the time he's done, perhaps #1 with some luck), Jughead himself, Peyton Manning, and then we only sucked ass against the hated New England Patriots and their metrosexual manwhore QB, Tom Brady, and their whino, asshole coach Bill Belichick.  And then just this year, Bob Sanders killed like 4 guys on the field in cold blood and we pulled off this crazy comeback and beat the Pats and won the Super Bowl against the Bears.  And now we'll probably start getting our faces punched in by the Pats again, but boy was it totally worth it.



That's right.  Our mascot is a horsie.  Wheee!

OK, so any other NFL fans here?  Who's your team?  Who's your least favorite team?  And yeah, I'm sure the majority of folks don't give a crap, but it is that time of year (Thursday:  New Orleans vs. Indy!!!!).  

For me, I dislike the Jaguars and Cowboys, and hate the Patriots with an all-consuming passion, like freakin' Sith Lord Lightning Bolt-causing levels.

College Football:  My alma mater of Maryland (Go Terps!), and Purdue (Go Boilers!).  I used to like Notre Dame, until Charlie Weiss ate it.  Any team coached by Steve Spurrier, I pretty much dislike by way of him.  Boise State's a fun one to root for, too.
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« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2007, 02:42:14 am »
Minor Gloating time: My hometown team beat the Colts this past week.


 Go Bengals!!!



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« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2007, 02:46:37 am »
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Minor Gloating time: My hometown team beat the Colts this past week.


 Go Bengals!!!



- Ed C.

Yeah!  You guys should have a really good team this year!  Congrats on the preseason win! :p (Hey, no injuries for either side, that's what preseason should be about)!
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« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2007, 03:01:11 am »
Hey man - we had YEARS of losing teams. At least the past 3 or 4 seasons Marvin Lewis has gotten us either in the playoffs or damn close to it.

There a townhouse complex near the mall that I work at - the Bengalsd organization tends to put up rookies there the first year they play. As a result I've gotten the chance to bump into a few of the players as they shop at the mall sometimes. Lewis at least gave the veterans pride and a new spirit.


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« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2007, 05:17:36 am »
The only reason why the Colts are superior now is due to Peyton Manning. The state of Tennessee and the city of Knoxville and the UT Volunteers accepts your thanks for our gift of Peyton Manning to the Indianapolis Colts, thus changing the team from one of sucktitude to one of awesomeness. We're alwasy glad to help underpriveleged NFL teams...  :D

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« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2007, 08:52:32 am »
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The only reason why the Colts are superior now is due to Peyton Manning. The state of Tennessee and the city of Knoxville and the UT Volunteers accepts your thanks for our gift of Peyton Manning to the Indianapolis Colts, thus changing the team from one of sucktitude to one of awesomeness. We're alwasy glad to help underpriveleged NFL teams...  :D

You are correct (though there are perhaps 4 other HoFers on the roster as well) Seriously, the Sovereign Corn Barony of Indiana blesses you for your gift. Thank you very much! May all your sons have fine, strapping mullets!!!

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Hey, I should add UT to my college teams.  Bad day against Cal, but they'll rebound.

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« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2007, 12:49:55 pm »
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Hey man - we had YEARS of losing teams. At least the past 3 or 4 seasons Marvin Lewis has gotten us either in the playoffs or damn close to it.

There a townhouse complex near the mall that I work at - the Bengalsd organization tends to put up rookies there the first year they play. As a result I've gotten the chance to bump into a few of the players as they shop at the mall sometimes. Lewis at least gave the veterans pride and a new spirit.



If you could keep half your team out of jail, you might have a shot. :haw:
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« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2007, 12:54:31 pm »
There is only one NFL team - all the rest are wannabes:

Dallas Cowboys.

Yeah, I said it.

As for my second-favorite team: Anyone playing the Eagles.

God, I hate the Eagles. Really. REALLY. I'd play Poison'd if my victim could be the Philadelphia Eagles.

Well, maybe not, but still....


So, who's setting up our Fantasy Football League? Better hurry - games start THURSDAY BAYBEEE!
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« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2007, 01:34:13 pm »
Another household of Cowboy fans, although my son likes the Colts almost as much.  Initially when he was much younger because their mascot was a horse...now, because he's always liked them and because of Peyton Manning.
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« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2007, 04:06:31 pm »
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You are correct (though there are perhaps 4 other HoFers on the roster as well) Seriously, the Sovereign Corn Barony of Indiana blesses you for your gift. Thank you very much! May all your sons have fine, strapping mullets!!!

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Bwahahahaha! Excellent response!

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Hey, I should add UT to my college teams.  Bad day against Cal, but they'll rebound.

Ah, at least I can say that we didn't have as embarrassing a loss as did Michigan State. Ouch!

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« Reply #10 on: September 02, 2007, 04:18:38 pm »
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If you could keep half your team out of jail, you might have a shot. :haw:



 Hey - at least Michael Vick wasn't our quarterback.

 I kind of miss quarterback Jon Kitna, he was a nice contrast to many NFL players that make the news. He also mentored and trained Carson Palmer.  Seemed to be a very decent guy.


 Who do I root for BESIDES the Bengals??

 The Chicago Bears - my family has a lot of ties to that part of the country, also the Colts. I 'm going on the silly theory that any time a Mid-west based team wins its a good thing. So, my favorite situation for the playoffs would be if the Chicago Bears, The Indianapolis Colts, ANd the Cincinati Bengals all make it into the playoss ....and at least one of these three gets into the Superbowl.  Then in the Superbowl they beat the snot out of either a west coast or east coast team.


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« Reply #11 on: September 02, 2007, 05:53:59 pm »
I'm a huge Dolphins fan, although it's been very rough since Marino left.

No idea why they got rid of Gus Frerotte. He was the only quarterback they have had since Marino who wasn't incompetent. Not a great quarterback by any stretch of the imagination, but good enough to win if the rest of the team played well.

Trent Green will probably play halfway decent until he gets injured again. I think Beck will be a bust and Quinn will quickly develop into a solid starter in Cleveland, once again proving the guys in the war room are clueless come draft day.

The personnel moves have been baffling and all the high priced coaches since Shula have been disappointing. Don't even get me started on Nick Saban.

Still, I have to hope that this year is our year.

Other teams I watch on occasion are the Steelers and Bears. Oh, and anyone who is beating the Bills.

College, well, I think that one is pretty obvious, given my username. When I was a student they were top 10 material. I don't know what has been going through the heads of the coaches lately, they just seem out of touch with the game.
 

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« Reply #12 on: September 02, 2007, 10:13:50 pm »
The frozen tundra ....

Future Hall of Famer ....

12 time world champions ....

The guy the trophy is named after ......

Go Pack Go
 

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« Reply #13 on: September 02, 2007, 10:29:02 pm »
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The frozen tundra ....

Future Hall of Famer ....

12 time world champions ....

The guy the trophy is named after ......

Go Pack Go

chuckles, think Favre is going to hang it up after this year?  How do you think he'll play?
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« Reply #14 on: September 03, 2007, 08:08:16 am »
It's hard to say.  Farve still has a few years in him, but Ted Thompson(the gm) really wants to make a whole new team, and isn't looking to put instant talent around Farve.  I still think he will play next year though, but that could just be my wishful thinking.

He should play pretty good this year, but its rookie's all around him, so there will be mistakes.  However the defense is looking pretty damn good, so if that pressure is off him it could make things a lot easier.  It's kinda weird to be rooting for the defense though.