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Sunday, October 30, 2016

NFL Week 8

This is the weekly open NFL thread. Meanwhile, NFL ratings continue to decline, but everyone even remotely associated with the NFL claims it has nothing - NOTHING - to do with the political antics of the players.

After seven weeks, the NFL has a problem. Whether the league wants it acknowledge it publicly or privately or will try to minimize it with damage-control doublespeak (“we don’t have fewer viewers, the same viewers are viewing less“), the NFL has a problem.

Ratings are down, every week in nearly every broadcasting window.

Speaking only for myself, I think my declining interest in the game is primarily due to instant replay. Between all the ticky-tack penalties and how long it takes to review every score and every turnover, I find that these days, I just don't have much interest in watching if the Vikings aren't playing.

If I ran the league, I'd keep instant replay and allow it to be used on one challenge per game by each coach. Any call or non-call by the officials would be reviewable. That way, only the most absolutely vital plays would ever be reviewed.

There are also too many games being televised. 12 PM, 3 PM, and Monday Night Football, plus two games on Thanksgiving, are sufficient. And a 14-game season would be to the benefit of the players' bodies, and likely, to the quality of the play as well. The NFL needs to understand that sometimes, less is more.

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Anonymous EH October 30, 2016 11:31 AM  

OT, but maybe witty quips will give you something better than ads to think about between plays.

Here are nearly 300 maxims from Mencken, Krauss and La Rochefoucauld on Gab: #maxims. More to come.

Blogger Johnny October 30, 2016 11:44 AM  

I would imagine the reason they play so many games is to keep out competitors. Otherwise it is all a big much.

Also TV viewing in general is down. Maybe this endless politics stuff isn't chilling people on the networks. I am at best neutral on fox and hostile to the rest. But then I wasn't a big viewer before this stuff started.

Anonymous DS October 30, 2016 11:46 AM  

The NFL's popularity isn't waning, it's just that their appeal is becoming more selective.

Blogger Front toward enemy October 30, 2016 11:56 AM  

Racist, cop hating half time shows, bad sportsmanship, 3-4 hours for a 1 hr. Game, player movement from team to team, obnoxious salaries, and now unpatriotic actions being sanctioned, what's not to like.

Anonymous WaterBoy October 30, 2016 12:06 PM  

Seen on a t-shirt at yesterday's UM-MSU game:

Harbaugh Killed Harambe

College football still worth watching.

Blogger JACIII October 30, 2016 12:17 PM  

Roll Tide

Blogger James Dixon October 30, 2016 12:18 PM  

> If I ran the league, I'd keep instant replay and allow it to be used on one challenge per game by each coach.

I'd limit it to one unsuccessful challenge per game. You start with one challenge. If you challenge is upheld, you get another one. If it isn't, that's it for the game.

Anonymous Dave October 30, 2016 12:22 PM  

Do two months a trend make? this was written Jan 2016 during last season's playoffs:

"The NFL’s television ratings show no sign of slowing down."

"The NFL’s TV ratings were also up for the regular season, with NBC, CBS and FOX all seeing increases on their Sunday packages, and CBS and NFL Network also seeing an increase on Thursday nights. Of the league’s five TV packages, only ESPN’s Monday Night Football was down."


http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2016/01/11/nfl-tv-ratings-continue-to-climb/

Anonymous Napoleon 12pdr October 30, 2016 12:26 PM  

I think the lack of patriotism is killing the NFL. They've crossed the tipping point tolerating that sort of behavior.

Blogger James Dixon October 30, 2016 12:28 PM  

> Speaking only for myself, I think my declining interest in the game is primarily due to instant replay.

For me, there are a number of things, not the least being we don't get broadcast TV or have cable where I live. :( But even if I had the option to watch the games, the ridiculous penalties for what used to be clean hits would probably cause me to turn of the TV.

Anonymous Jack Amok October 30, 2016 12:31 PM  

he NFL needs to understand that sometimes, less is more.

Hear, hear.

I agree about a 14 game season, and eliminating the abomination of Thursday night football. Myself, I'd be inclined to keep Sunday night and drop Monday night.

Also in the less is more theme, fewer penalties. Nobody watches the games to see the refs throw flags.

The only place where less is more shouldn't apply is... practice. Play is getting really sloppy because the CBA rules don't allow them to practice enough.

Blogger Josh (the gayest thing here) October 30, 2016 12:32 PM  

obnoxious salaries

Shut up commie

Blogger Zimri October 30, 2016 12:35 PM  

Some of these teams have no chance getting into the playoffs and just waste everyone's time when they get on the field. Looking at you, Cleveland. And Chicago. And San Francisco of course. And most of the AFC South.

Blogger JDC October 30, 2016 12:36 PM  

Full agreement regarding instant replay. One per team per game. Also, lighten up on the passing interference calls. It's getting to the point that receivers aren't even looking to catch the ball, but to have a penalty called.

Last thought...one cannot dismiss the direct correlation between the waning interest in the NFL and the size of Kaepernick's afro.

Anonymous Dave October 30, 2016 12:39 PM  

Roger Goodell's salary is obnoxious.

Blogger exfarmkid October 30, 2016 12:40 PM  

FWIW Redskins and Bengals are tied 27-27 with a hair over a minute to play. Fun game. And I don't care who wins!

Blogger Werekoala1066 October 30, 2016 12:51 PM  

Have you guys heard about this strange new malady that's sweeping the globe, I think it's called "breast cancer"? I wasn't aware of it until the NFL put pink socks on everyone.

Blogger Josh (the gayest thing here) October 30, 2016 12:53 PM  

And most of the AFC South.

No, all of the afc south.

Blogger YIH October 30, 2016 12:56 PM  

@16 exfarmkid:
Who says one of 'em will win? Maybe they'll just trade missed FG's.

Blogger YIH October 30, 2016 12:58 PM  

It won't be too scary of a halloween for the Vikes, they get the Dummi Bears in their goodie bag :)

Blogger Lazarus October 30, 2016 1:07 PM  

exfarmkid wrote:FWIW Redskins and Bengals are tied 27-27 with a hair over a minute to play. Fun game. And I don't care who wins!

And.....they cut the game while it was in overtime to switch to the beginning of another.

Nice call.

Blogger exfarmkid October 30, 2016 1:08 PM  

19. YIH "Who says one of 'em will win? Maybe they'll just trade missed FG's."

Heh. You never know. I wonder how long the average British soul will watch the game.

Blogger exfarmkid October 30, 2016 1:09 PM  

21. Lazarus "Nice call."

Better to be lucky than good.

Blogger Mr.MantraMan October 30, 2016 1:13 PM  

London game OT still on in Chicago area. Thursday football needs to go and maybe Monday as well

Blogger Phil Mann October 30, 2016 1:14 PM  

Not much of a football fan, but instant replays/reviews have fundamentally changed baseball as well.

For the better part of a century, bad calls by the ref/umpire were simply part of the game. It happens, sometimes in spectacular fashion. But fundamentally, these are games, they're entertainment, not life or death, and the human foibles often exhibited by the players and occasionally by those officiating are what make it fun.

As a kid, I can well remember old-timers still bitching about the blind umpire who made a bad call in some important game thirty years earlier. Yes, I understand that "a lot of money" rides on the outcomes of these games, but are we supposed to be watching highly talented athletes exhibiting their best skills, or a bunch of businessmen maximizing their profits by any means possible? If the latter, most actual business negotiations are way more fun.

Anonymous Kolya October 30, 2016 1:15 PM  

I'm 67 years years old. I can't tell real boobs from fakes, and now I don't even know what is a completed pass. You're right about instant replay killing the game, killing the natural flow of the game. Last night watched UT at SC. On a UT punt, the ball never crossed the goal line until a SC player's foot touched the ball sending it across. After replay the refs still got it wrong.

I got disgusted with Fisher last year when he did nothing to those four players who entered the stadium with hands up, don't shoot. Anthem kneeling was the LAST STRAW. I agree this country currently sucks, but this dishonors the dead of our wars, poor peasants just living their lives caught up in the insanity of others.

Most of what we eat, drink, wear, or drive costs more so these spoiled rich prima donnas can strut in all their vanity. Georgia hired Vince Dooley at $15,000 a year. Johnny Unitas made $30,000 a year. It would be more entertaining to watch the bankers at Goldman play those at Citi.

Blogger Nate October 30, 2016 1:17 PM  

There are several factors here.

1) The NFL ratings always go down in a presidential election year. This is a known pattern. Now granted.. they are down more this year... but the election has been extraordinarily entertaining this year.

2) Officiating this year has been absolutely atrocious. Bad officiating turns off fans more than just about anything.

3) The NFL has made playing defense illegal. Big hits are the primary attraction of the NFL. So by penalizing them.. the NFL is actually cutting its own throat NASCAR style.

4) yes... the flag protests matter. But they don't matter as much as these other three factors.

Blogger Nate October 30, 2016 1:19 PM  

"Anthem kneeling was the LAST STRAW."

its fascinating that you people think kneeling is a sign of disrespect.

Blogger exfarmkid October 30, 2016 1:23 PM  

Point blank range and the field goal is missed.....what were you saying YIH?

Blogger YIH October 30, 2016 1:24 PM  

LOL, there's the first missed FG...
And what's worse, these are from about extra point range.

Anonymous Dave October 30, 2016 1:25 PM  

Bwahaha Redskins kicker misses FG. Can't believe Fox still has this game on.

Another tie game? Two ties in a week?

Anonymous Dave October 30, 2016 1:27 PM  

Is already the 4th missed kick in this game. But the Bengals may have just given the Redskins life.

Blogger Sambuca Ford October 30, 2016 1:27 PM  

@koyla saw the same play and the ball never broke the line. Not even an iffy call but they blew it.

The Raiders are poised to be 6-2 and are the least dysfunctional team in the Bay Area. At least until they move to Vegas and the league forces the Davis family to sell.

Goddell and the SJWs have beaten The Shield into a plowshare by making it an "experience" rather than a game.

Blogger James Dixon October 30, 2016 1:29 PM  

> 3) The NFL has made playing defense illegal. Big hits are the primary attraction of the NFL. So by penalizing them.. the NFL is actually cutting its own throat NASCAR style.

That pretty well sums it up, yes.

Blogger JaimeInTexas October 30, 2016 1:31 PM  

Lack of patriotism? What else you want, given how the game is offically started?

Blogger Johnny October 30, 2016 1:31 PM  

Nate wrote:"Anthem kneeling was the LAST STRAW."

its fascinating that you people think kneeling is a sign of disrespect.


Well, no it isn't actually, and I would like to think you know better. That is, unless I'm feeding a troll here.

Blogger Cecil Henry October 30, 2016 1:34 PM  

Well, to each his own:

But for me, the flag protests, coupled with the evident thuggery and now explicit anti-White rhetoric in the media just flipped a switch for me.

And I just said no, I'm out, no more connection to anything espousing these politics.


Even just a the trace of PC propaganda and rhetoric and I am OUT.

Blogger JaimeInTexas October 30, 2016 1:34 PM  

Nate, I agree with your assessment.

I was about to ask where could Houston go to buy a TD, obviously not Denver, when I see Houston score a TD!

Anonymous Dave October 30, 2016 1:34 PM  

Nate agreed. Also a factor:

Star players missing in action

The first two prime-time games of the season could’ve featured Peyton Manning and Tom Brady playing quarterback. But instead, thanks to a retirement and suspension over football air pressure, fans got to see Trevor Siemian and Jimmy Garoppolo.

Thanks to a bevy of early-season absences, few of the quarterbacks who have played during prime time have been household names. Discounting the Saints-Falcons matchup Monday night — the debate makes it difficult to include that game as a part of the conversion — the only QB who’s played in prime time so far with multiple Pro Bowl appearances under his belt is Cam Newton (Jay Cutler and Tyrod Taylor both have one).

Heading into the season, Sunday night’s affair between the Dallas Cowboys and Chicago Bears looked certain to deliver a lot of drama. That’s what you typically get whenever Cutler or Tony Romo are involved. But thanks to injuries, neither Cutler nor Romo played. In hindsight, it’s actually amazing that a contest featuring Dak Prescott and Brian Hoyer was able to attract 18.6 million viewers, or in other words, roughly 4 million more people than the average World Series game.


http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/2016/9/29/13099568/nfl-tv-ratings-primetime-2016

Blogger YIH October 30, 2016 1:34 PM  

And this one ends tied too. SMH.

Blogger Josh (the gayest thing here) October 30, 2016 1:35 PM  

So by penalizing them.. the NFL is actually cutting its own throat NASCAR style.

Does that make JJ Watt the car of tomorrow?

Anonymous Napoleon 12pdr October 30, 2016 1:37 PM  

Well, the folks in London certainly got their ticket's worth of football.

Blogger JaimeInTexas October 30, 2016 1:37 PM  

Nate a troll ... hahahaha

Anonymous Godfrey October 30, 2016 1:47 PM  

I was a fan. So much so that I actually subscribed to NFL Replay and watched several games a week. But after pink MONTH, paid war propaganda and the latest PC antics, I'm done. F%$@ the NFL.

Anonymous SaltFusion October 30, 2016 1:47 PM  

It's mostly that the autumn angst normally reserved for NFL games has been channeled into the election season and not everyone has or wants the capacity for both. Secondarily, progs are increasedly reminded to signal against masculinity, and so football is fast becoming a guilty/sinful 'pleasure' for them.

Anonymous Dave October 30, 2016 1:53 PM  

Bwahahaha car of tomorrow

But now they're good; they got "playoffs" like them real sports.

Anonymous Dave October 30, 2016 1:58 PM  

This is Hillaryous; pass it on: https://i.sli.mg/V3twiZ.png

Anonymous Jack Amok October 30, 2016 1:59 PM  

the NFL is actually cutting its own throat NASCAR style.

Throat-slashing gestures will draw a 15 yard penalty.

Anonymous Aphelion October 30, 2016 2:01 PM  

Enjoying the Seahawks today, also happy there is no pink crap on the field.

Blogger Eric Hanson October 30, 2016 2:14 PM  

haven't watched any games so far this year. Found that I'm just as happy watching the game day highlights for free. I am tired of the pink focus on female breast cancer as this is a man's sport and prostate kills many men each year. What color would best represent our little cancer concerns?

Anonymous a deplorable rubberducky October 30, 2016 2:23 PM  

I agree about instant replay. Hate it. I can't believe that MLB caved on it. I went to an MLB game when that started up, it was insane. This was a night game, and the replays pushed it back to where I didn't get home until 1:00 AM. As if baseball needed something else to slow down the pace of play! No more night games for me.

Anonymous Kolya October 30, 2016 2:30 PM  

Nate, not when Tebow does it.

Blogger Revelation Means Hope October 30, 2016 2:44 PM  

The ESPN cancelations of over 600,000 per month shows that people are sick of it turning into the all pink cucky channel as well.

Anonymous The OASF October 30, 2016 3:08 PM  

@27

"There are several factors here.

1) The NFL ratings always go down in a presidential election year. This is a known pattern. Now granted.. they are down more this year... but the election has been extraordinarily entertaining this year.
We'll only know for sure after the election is well over to see if a ratings bounce back occurs, but by then a big chunk of the season will be over barring playoffs. Might have to wait until next year to collect more data.

2) Officiating this year has been absolutely atrocious. Bad officiating turns off fans more than just about anything.
The NFL needs a professional ref corps, I have said that for years. But I can see why the NFL does not want one.

3) The NFL has made playing defense illegal.
Totally agreed. But another problem arises if big boy hits are put back in the game - concussiongate. Also, the "passing league" is diluting the game down.

4) yes... the flag protests matter. But they don't matter as much as these other three factors.
Incorrect - sampling has bee done as this is actually the #1 factor. It is, as some have put it, the last straw. Non-rigged sampling, I assume (I just had to say it).

Other factors:

-The CBA and its contribution to many things... the plethora of injures comes to mind. I am sick of watching the Steelers' boneyard team playing linebacker by committee every week.
-Very sloppy play.
-ESPN, its announcers, canning Hank Williams, did I mention its announcers? Just announcers in general.
-An obsession with Black QBs that is clearly motivated by nothing more than SJW-ism.
-It is quite obvious some franchises don't really care about winning. This has led to predictably terrible match-ups year after year. It appears that the boobs have finally figured it out.
-Over-saturation is not accurate. Over-saturation of lousy games while nobody can watch the good games. Part of this problem is the screwy regional coverage on the networks.
-Exorbitant cost of going to a game shows the greed of the league - increases its bad image.
-Clear targeting of players for discipline, but letting others off the hook.
-PC psy-op commercials til they reel the mind.
-Roger Goodell is an idiot.
-It's clear that a holy trinity of Rooney-Jones-Kraft actually run the league. Perhaps the other owners don't even care?
-Handling of deflate-gate kind of reminds me of the Comey FBI thing. Didn't get them on the big snag (Spy-gate) so to CYA we'll come back around and get them for minor beans (deflate-gate).

Anonymous Dave October 30, 2016 3:13 PM  

More Hillaryous: https://imgur.com/tdUaHrr

Anonymous Deadlocked October 30, 2016 3:26 PM  

And...someone just threw a dildo on the field at Buffalo.

Stay classy, Bills Mafia.

Blogger YIH October 30, 2016 3:45 PM  

And the Clowns pursuit of their perfect season continues yet another week.

Blogger SemiSpook37 October 30, 2016 3:46 PM  

@5

Well, they need to be more specific. We know that both brothers are crazy enough to kill our beloved lord and saviour. Then again, I do hold a special disdain for the school located within the Whore.

Another thing to consider: the adaptation of the southern university style of play to the NFL. Sack-or-Pick's pursuit of women and half-assed explanations aside, nobody pays to see a 50-60 point bloodbath on a weekly basis. There may be some demented college writers that enjoy that kind of thing, but some of us enjoy a smash mouth, low scoring affair that ends in the final 2 minutes in the 4th.

I shouldn't be surprised that a member of the Bills Mafia threw a marital aid on the field. That's been the one true highlight in Buffalo thus far.

Anonymous Jack Amok October 30, 2016 3:49 PM  

I complain a lot about the refs being too prominent, but I usually don't complain about them being one sided.

Today, they're fucking jobbing the Seahawks.

Anonymous Bruce October 30, 2016 3:59 PM  

I don't see any really great teams out there this year. People like to watch a great team.

Anonymous Deplorable S E Delenda October 30, 2016 4:28 PM  

If you look around, there are better things to watch.


There is no professional equivalent, but college wrestling is right around the corner. Because of the lack of a professional league, wrestlers have to plan to do things other than sportcasting and beer commercials. And forget the migrants to the WWE such as Kurt Angle and Brock Lesnar- they are few and far between.

If you liked how Congressman Jim Jordan clobbered Hillary Clinton, watch some of his matches from his days as a 2X NCAA champion. In the 1985 NCAA championship match, Jordan defeated future two-time Olympic gold medalist and four-time world champion John Smith.

You never know where you might see today's wrestler in the future. They are tough, disciplined and relentless.

Blogger pyrrhus October 30, 2016 4:33 PM  

VD--If I ran the league, I'd keep instant replay and allow it to be used on one challenge per game by each coach. Any call or non-call by the officials would be reviewable. That way, only the most absolutely vital plays would ever be reviewed.

Yes, and that goes for baseball too....

Blogger YIH October 30, 2016 5:22 PM  

@58:
I shouldn't be surprised that a member of the Bills Mafia threw a marital aid on the field. That's been the one true highlight in Buffalo thus far.
The LA LA Lambs can top that. Then there's that extra special Christmas in Philthydelphia...

Blogger JaimeInTexas October 30, 2016 5:22 PM  

Broncos game. Did it appear to anyone else that the Charger player pushed off Wade Phillips?

Anonymous VFM #6306 October 30, 2016 5:35 PM  

Wilson's no good to the Seahawks in his condition. They don't have the line for a wrecked pocket passer. I mean, it is noble and interesting that a brokeleg ripped pec Wilson functions at the healthy Christian Ponder level...but put in Boykin. That cat can run.

Anonymous VFM #6306 October 30, 2016 5:40 PM  

Settle down. You really can't expect the Bills organization to prevent onfield penetration against the Patriots.

Blogger JaimeInTexas October 30, 2016 5:46 PM  

I googled the dildo story. I was suspicous. It is true!
What kind of searches will the NFL now institute for entry to a game. Get cameras ready.

Blogger vosvos October 30, 2016 6:18 PM  

Spending practically all of October in MN with my folks while closing on a property in Idaho has got me back into football. The Vikings were killing it up until last week let's hope they can rise to the occasion. I'm not a fair weather fan I got back into football because of the Kaepernick BS and now I'm hooked. Go VIKES!!!

Blogger Lazarus October 30, 2016 6:19 PM  

The OASF wrote:4) yes... the flag protests matter. But they don't matter as much as these other three factors.

Incorrect - sampling has bee done as this is actually the #1 factor. It is, as some have put it, the last straw. Non-rigged sampling, I assume (I just had to say it).



Yahoo did a survey about it. Out of the usual 4 factors, the flag protest came in at 40% so was the largest of the 4.

Blogger Cail Corishev October 30, 2016 6:21 PM  

When they poll people, people say the #1 reason they're watching less is the protests. It's not that they think the protests are the reason ratings are down; it's people saying, "I'm watching less because of the protests."

Now, the protests aren't my reason for watching less (I'd rank rules confusion, replay, SJW antics, league stupidity in general, and oversaturation higher). And I suspect some of the people answering those polls are actually watching less for other reasons, but being outraged about the flag is popular right now. But does it matter: if they're watching less and they think that's the reason, it kinda is the reason.

Blogger YIH October 30, 2016 6:29 PM  

@67 JamieInTexas:
TBH, I'm not sure what kind of search would even keep those out. Metal detectors? Nope (correct me if I'm wrong). Frisk? If stuffed in the shorts, probably not.
''After all we must keep those terrorist weapons out of NFL stadiums!!!'' - Lizard Queen.

Blogger YIH October 30, 2016 6:35 PM  

Gotta give that fan credit, put that thing in the perfect place.
BTW, am I the only one who thinks it's strange that the Bills would be in 'retro' gear but not the Patriots?

Blogger bearspaw October 30, 2016 7:05 PM  

Anyone who has been to the Ralph will swear they fell into meeting of Juggalos and not a football game.

Blogger Nate October 30, 2016 7:59 PM  

"Incorrect - sampling has bee done as this is actually the #1 factor. It is, as some have put it, the last straw. Non-rigged sampling, I assume (I just had to say it). "

yes. I saw the study. I was grossly unimpressed.

Blogger YIH October 30, 2016 8:00 PM  

With half the season over, it looks like the Vikes will win the division. The Packers still have a top class QB, trouble is the rest of the team is on the decline.

Blogger Lazarus October 30, 2016 8:07 PM  

Nate wrote:I was grossly unimpressed.

A fitting epitaph for a connoisseur.

Blogger ChickenChicken Sweep October 30, 2016 8:16 PM  

Fewer games televised and a shorter season will not happen in the Nuffle, probably not even when they face the very flames of Hell for one simple reason: all the hours of salable (well, sort of) advertising time that would be banjaxed. It would be fatal for everyone's bottom line.

Anonymous VFM #6306 October 30, 2016 8:42 PM  

Look, ESPN is in freefall collapse. All sports are dropping ratings. TV is like traditional publishing: fantasy is like self-publishing.

If the M*A*S*H finale had had netflix, livetweeting, streaming, DVD tie-ins, a live look in channel, rebroadcasts, etc...

...well, its record ratings would have been much, much lower too.

I am tired of the NFL's bogdown of the game and too long weekly schedule, and certainly faggotober, unfined poor sportsmanship against the host country, and replay-a-catch-til-its-incomplete are major irritants. I don't doubt they have bored some folks away.

But no sport has done so much to perfect the art of following the game WITHOUT watching it on tv. That has to factor in significantly.

Blogger Lazarus October 30, 2016 10:10 PM  

VFM #6306 wrote:But no sport has done so much to perfect the art of following the game WITHOUT watching it on tv. That has to factor in significantly.



Give us a number.

Anonymous NateM October 30, 2016 10:21 PM  

OT But sports:

Apparently the NBA and NFL aren't the only ones who blatantly rig games to fit a narrative..

A comparison of strikes and balls in the last World Series

Anonymous VFM #6306 October 30, 2016 11:00 PM  

2 million watched the game on twitter Lazarus. You think they filled out a Neilsen Survey?

Blogger AdognamedOp October 30, 2016 11:03 PM  

Watching both the World Series and Cowboys/ Eagles games. Every time I switch to the football game there's either a flag, a replay or a commercial.

Anonymous VFM #6306 October 30, 2016 11:14 PM  

Holy cow is Cam Newton the biggest peter panning little bitch. Don't trade on Superman and then pout every time you get cheapshotted.

He is the dumbest, most emotional politician since Ryan Leaf. If he had any sense of strategy, "Riverboat Ron" would have been up there, gambling away some fines. Or better yet, ask Oher to trot out and raise hell. He is out with a concussion, protects Newton's blind side and is famous outside of football.

But they don't do that.

Because Cam is an idiot, both in the way he plays and in the way he manages the "extra" hits.

By the way he takes those hits because his release is almost as slow as RGIIIs, even though he makes somewhat faster reads.

Toughen up, buttercup, or at least think about how to get your way before resorting to crying like a premenstrual Kaepernick.

Blogger Lazarus October 30, 2016 11:41 PM  

VFM #6306 wrote:2 million watched the game on twitter Lazarus. You think they filled out a Neilsen Survey?

You forgot to add "Well do you, Punk?"

Those numbers could be people who watched the whole game, part of the game or just tuned in once in a while. One guy could check in ten times and be counted as ten people.

Do they still do Nielsen? If so , why?

Blogger Lazarus October 30, 2016 11:46 PM  

VFM #6306 wrote:Toughen up, buttercup, or at least think about how to get your way before resorting to crying like a premenstrual Kaepernick.

My two fave commenters, Tony Dungee and Rodney Harrison, said he should leave that shit to the coach and GM to take up with the League.

They both said he had a legitimate complaint, but it should go through channels.

The feral don't even know about the channels. This is why civilization is in jeopardy.

Blogger YIH October 30, 2016 11:46 PM  

@77:
Yep, they don't care anymore about the product they put out. They just want to squeeze every last dollar out of the fans.
I found it interesting that there has not been any major complaints about the Raiders moving to Las Vegas.

Blogger YIH October 30, 2016 11:48 PM  

PHI>DAL are going to OT.

Blogger YIH October 30, 2016 11:58 PM  

Perhaps the NFL should adopt the college tiebreaker.
Four downs from the ''the red zone'' to score. Then the other team gets the same. Continues until somebody wins.

Blogger YIH October 31, 2016 12:00 AM  

I just saw it on NFL.com, Q5! WDF?

Blogger Lazarus October 31, 2016 12:01 AM  

Before the game, have dueling field goals from increasing distances until someone misses.

The team that missed cannot win a tie game.

Everybody gets home at a descent hour.

Blogger Lazarus October 31, 2016 12:02 AM  

decent

Blogger YIH October 31, 2016 12:03 AM  

The beagles won!

Anonymous VFM #6306 October 31, 2016 12:28 AM  

Lazarus, what do you think "television ratings" are? Of course they still do Neilsen. Those are the "bad ratings" they are referring to.

Anonymous VFM #6306 October 31, 2016 12:36 AM  

Only a loser mentality would take a much needed victory as a platform to grandstand in a zoot suit about your lack of desire for the game.

Here's a hint, Cam. The zebras like to make you pout.

Blogger Cail Corishev October 31, 2016 3:31 AM  

Well, he's so good at pouting, it would be a shame not to give him the opportunity.

Blogger Lazarus October 31, 2016 7:27 AM  

VFM #6306 wrote:Lazarus, what do you think "television ratings" are? Of course they still do Neilsen. Those are the "bad ratings" they are referring to.

Well, how retro of them. I thought they might have something more technological by now.

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