The Pats are without God’s gift to slot receivers, but their key to success is stopping New York’s own Ray Rice. Enjoy the game.
Good call on Rice.
Isn’t he from Westchester?
a.k.a. the Bestchester
It’s a little sterile for my liking (and I’m from Bergen County, NJ, so I’m not bragging or anything), but to each their own.
Also, not a huge football fan, but I’m rooting for whichever team beats the Patriots.
Rutgers in the house.
Better watch out . . . I heard you can get STDs by standing downwind from the dorms.
Wow, that went up a notch!
I mean that really got out of hand fast.
Keep me posted, kids. I’m catching up on Jersey Shore.
Word of advice fellas: never insult a girl’s big toe.
You’re cracking me up.
My face is f#cked up again!
Isn’t that some sort of penalty? Making Brady look bad. I’m sure that’s against some kind of NFL bylaw.
Holy shit, Rice is awesome. Jersey Shore goes to commercial and I’m thinking, “The game’s been on for ten minutes at max. How much could have possibly happened?” It’s already 14-0. WTF?
Still plenty of time left for Brady and the Pats.
Ssssh. Let us enjoy this for as long as we can.
I get a little annoyed when players try to cheat like that. But I guess I’d do the same.
Baltimore is playing with a chip on their shoulders.
Boston fans turning on their team when things don’t go 100% their way? Say it ain’t so.
They just can’t control their gritty passionate feelings.
Not enough white midgets on the team with Welker hurt?
122 catches only 4 TD’s. Wow.
Chapman’s gonna sign with a mystery NL team for $30 million.
woh. completely did not see the already established Chapman thread link.
He goes to Washington. They will have the “Right and Left Arms of God” on their team. With the greatest catcher ever in this year’s draft, look out 4th place.
Strasburg, Chapman, and Harper…nice.
Now it looks like it’s an NL Central team. My bet…..The Pittsburgh Pirates. BBBOOOOMMMM!!! That happened.
I already predicted them weeks ago.
Milwaukee Brewers. BBBBOOOOMMM!!!! That just happened.
As a recent transplant to WI, I wouldn’t mind this being true at all. The Brew Crew are my NL team and have been for a few years now (well, since I started dating my girl 7 years ago).
I lived in Wisconsin for a brief period (don’t regret leaving, but whatevs). Go Crew!
My girl is from here and is getting her PhD at UW-Madison. Always enjoyed myself in Madtown and am happy to be here, but need a job ASAP.
Where were you in Wisco?
I spent childhood summers in Fifield, which is in the absolute middle of nowhere.
I also lived in Kenosha for a year.
Madison is fun. Some wacko politicians there, though.
Love the progressive folks and the crazy Lefties. I also enjoyed my time in the Bay Area, so I may be predisposed to freakshows.
The Yankees will trade some minor leaguers for him mid season.
PeteAbe just tweeted that he hears it is the Reds. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot?
I like how Pete Ateaham is writing articles about Low A players now. Could he even name a minor leaguer when he wrote about the Yankees?
He poo-pooed a lot of the NYY prospect talk on LoHud, but seems to have embraced it at the Globe rather quickly.
Maybe he is trying to endear himself to his hometown fanbase who may (or may not) looking for some credibility from their new beat writer/blogger.
It would be in his best interest to do so. Boston fans seem more involved in prospects than Yankee fans do (generally speaking, of course).
Maybe if we had media members who’s work consisted of sucking up the team instead of trying to find flaws in the team just to sell papers it would be different
The Nationals actually do make sense. If they were willing to toss huge dollars at Tex and to my knowledge, haven’t really spent it, says they have money. It may be smarter to toss money at a few REALLY, REALLY high upside young guys than one or two established veterans.
Nevermind. The Reds? Interesting.
Why not just throw it to the sideline or take the sack?
Are you questioning TB12? The guy is infallible (except when he isn’t).
He’s no Romo.
Still high off the win.
Dem Boyz’ just had the Eagles’ number, didn’t they?
I was nervous going into the game. Then after it was 7-0, I just had a great feeling that game was going to ‘break the curse’.
I knew we would win when the INT was overturned. Just total dominance on both offense and defense.
“Still high off the win.”
Me too. Felix Jones = the man.
Just beasted. That’s what he can do with 15+ touches a game. I was at the draft he was drafted at, me and my buddy were disappointed(we wanted Devin Thomas). Huge fail.
Felix Jones – my Facebook picture hah
That cutback on Joselio Hanson was just nasty. I didn’t want him either, but don’t know college football at all.
Just saw your FB picture – nice.
Just tuned in; Brady is 2-5, 2 sacks and 1 INT. About to be down 21-0, wow makes my day better
Remember when the Patriots would tape their opponents illegally, making them a great team in the process? I guess it sucks to have rules, if you’re a Patriots fan.
Rules are great and if they would have investigated other teams with disgruntled employees they would have had to fine most, if not all, teams for the same behavior. However, that aside, we know why the Pats didn’t win last year, this year is their natural digression due to aging players, injuries and vast improvement by other AFC teams. It couldn’t last forever, but I’m not really convinced it’s over yet. At least with the Pats they were breaking a rule, with most teams it’s Laws their fans have to be worried about
Cant you just admit that they cheated and got caught?
They cheated and got caught.
Can’t the rest of you admit they weren’t the only team doing it?
Can’t the rest of you admit, it’s not what made them a great team?
Plus, it’s a ridiculous rule, you can take all the still photos you want, but you can’t video, but you can view tape of all an opponent’s actual games and study the tape that reveals how their plays actually work in game situations all you want.
Did it make them a great team? No. Did it make them a better team? Yes, if it didnt Belicheck wouldnt have wasted resources to do it more than once.
Back to Jersey Shore for a sec, guys. I think I slept with the one who punched out Snooki. You know, Butterbean’s sister.
The grenade? or the grenade launcher?
The launcher. It was more like a trebuchet.
Wow. Just wow.
Love me some Ed Reed.
I like to see a dominate defensive performance but I really was looking forward to a good game.
Wait, you still may be right. Ignore.
There’s just something that makes me feel so good watching all those Pats fans, that are more than likely Red Sox fans, sit there and suffer while another one of their teams gets their ass kicked out of the playoffs.
So much for “Title Town USA”. It never really had the distinction, but even their run for it was pretty short.
Short run, but valid none the less, unless you can provide an alternate town that deserves it over the past 8-10 years that is. Problem is, most towns/cities haven’t had title winners in multiple sports, let alone consistently, to qualify for the mythical title.
Yeah, not a Boston fan by any means, but they were definitely Title Town of the past decade. Let’s be fair here, guys. They have a lot of really well run organizations. Patriots were the best NFL franchise of the 2000s, the Celtics won a title and were very competitive in the mid-late 2000s, Sox won a title and have been in it pretty much every year. I don’t know anything about hockey, but the Bruins have a good team, right? Hell, even Boston College was pretty good in a few sports.
How about NY area? We may not have basketball but we have Devils (if you count NJ as the NY area) winning a Stanley Cup, Yanks won two titles, and the G-men won a title.
Granted, I still give it to Boston for the decade but it’s not a blowout. and honestly if the Jets win a SB (I’m rooting for them, I have no deep hatred for the Jets like I do for the Mets) and if you count ta SB this year as part of the 09′ season, and if the Devils or Rangers win a championship this year and you count them for the 09′ season it could very well be NY.
Let me think, a championship count for the decade:
NY: 4 (2 baseball, 1 football, 1 hockey if you count the Devils)
Boston: 6 (2 baseball, 3 football, 1 basketball)
So if you count any championships by a footbal and and hockey franchise this year as belonging to loast decade Ny could tie in championships. In theory.
I count New Jersey teams as being part of the New York sports market, but they shouldn’t count as a New York City championship. If they do, it makes it look worse for New York that Boston is still ahead for the decade and you have that many more teams….it does make it look more like a blow out the more I think about it I guess. (Of course if a Devils title would count this season so wouldn’t a Celtic’s title)
Yes, a Celtic’s title would count.
But if you don’t count NJ as part of the NY sports championship, then don’t count New England for Boston sports championships. They play in Foxboro, Massachusetts and are the NE, not Boston, Patriots.
The NY teams: Yanks, Mets, Knicks, Nets, Devils, Rangers, Islanders
Boston sports teams: Celtics, Patriots, Bruins, Red Sox
I I see what you’re saying, you have three less teams, but we’re deciding on title town. If Ny has more titles, shouldn’t the number of teams be irrelevant somewhat?
That’s a fair enough argument, but you left out the Giants and Jets. My mention of the number of teams (9 vs. 4) was only to show that you have several more chances to win the Mythical title than Boston does so the fact that they are ahead for the decade makes it mnore impressive to me.
Sorry about leaving out the G-men and Jets. My bad.
You’re right, all of Boston’s franchises are very well run.
Being a Yankee fan is always great, and now being a Jet fan is also seeming pretty great at the moment. If only we could do something about them Knicks.
rough break Pats. Ravens gotta challenge.
How do you not challenge there.
Ridiculous. Epic Fail.
Wow, truly. The opposite of the Bengals.
Challenge fail on BAL.
Wow. If this game turns on this, that non-challenge will be legendary (relatively speaking).
True. Why not just risk it?
Yup, especially on a play of that magnitude. Ravens need to hold the ball a bit here, to slow some Patriot momentum.
Plus, the probably won’t really need those time-outs in the first half.
Good shit, Edelman.
Before Edelman came up with the football, I thought Brade got intercepted again.
I like Edelman. He’s like Wes. Obviously not as good but plays with that kind of style.
Funny thing is the Patriots got some shit for drafting him……….in the 7th round, because he would have gone undrafted. It’s the 7th effing round, you might as well take a guy you like so you guarantee you get him.
May be right.
If that is correct, that is just awful in the NFL’s part. For all of the love that the NFL gets, they get a pass for some things that other leagues get hammered for.
Agreed, that is just a stupid rule.
EVERYTHING should be challengable, including flags…
Here come the Pats.
Facepalm on Flacco.
Pats defense is looking great.
The Patriots are just a meh team, their defense is not that great.
Their strength is supposed to be against the run, yet they allowed Rice to go to the house for 83.
The Ravens are just such stupid team though (i.e penalties, Flacco’s horrible throws) They’ll obviously find a way to blow this.
Chapman to the Reds for 30 million rumored. Where did they get that kind of money?
Revenue Sharing? Marge Schott’s inheritance?
Every time Joe Morgan mentions the Big Red Machine on air, he has to pay the Reds $100.
Will he still get paid through arbitration?
Anybody got a score? Not near a TV.
Then what’s with all the comments about the Pats getting back in the game?
They were down 24-0 and got totally dominated. Got the ball back on a muffed punt, scored a TD, had an INT. Played better on OFF and DEF from there on.
Ah, thank you.
I thought NE would be better than this… I hate the Ravens for what they did to NYG back in ’01 (Baltimore is a sh**hole anyways) and I dislike any team coming out of New England – I’d love for this game to go for 3OTs and then the winner loses next game…
The only good things about Baltimore:
1. They are beating the Patriots
2. The Wire
(Not necessarily in that order.)
Favorite show EVER.
Hey! I live in Baltimore
I was going to get some friends together for a fantasy league, any recommendations for best sites to use?
Randy Moss is playing? Didn’t see him thus far…….
well watch the coach’s tape, i watched it for his game against carolina was his best game ever
Another INT off a deflection?
Throw the damn ball out of bounds Flacco.
LOL @ Edelman
Hilarious. Sucked to be that fan.
So I missed the third quarter–looks like it got kind of interesting.
Vince Wilfork is large enough to have at least two moons.
Joe Flacco really is better than this right?
Same could be said for the Pats.
Oh I know the Pats are better than this. But Flacco looks terrible and I haven’t watched him play much. The Pats D is ok not great, they shouldn’t be making him look this bad.
Sorry for the loss man.
Ehh, it definitely sucks, but it was certainly a transition year, with Bruschi/Vrabel/Harrison/Seymour all leaving. The Seymour trade hurt short term, but will help rebuild the team on the fly. Pats had a great draft, Vollmer was their 4th 2nd round pick and looks like a stud, Edelman in the 7th round obviously a steal, and Tate and McKenzie in the 3rd have a chance to compete next year coming back from injuries. Once Belichick traded Seymour, you could see what he thought of the 2009 team, decent, but not elite, and better to try and make the 2011-2012 team elite.
Agreed on all counts…plus Flacco is injured and it’s certainly not helping his cause today. True to form, they are a running team with a decent quarterback and a really solid defense. They’ve earned the win today, no qualms from this Pats fan, but they’ll go no further just as the Pats wouldn’t have.
Yup. Smart on his part. Their defense wasn’t up to par this year and frankly, they lack a rushing attack.
They could be really, really good in the upcoming few years.
I still think they’re the model franchise of the NFL (I want to hate them, but I really respect how they build).
Yeah, Belichick is cold fucking hearted when it comes down to it, and he determined, in August, that he didn’t have a championship team, so he shipped off Seymour in a move that, while was a good trade, he’s probably the only coach in the league who makes it.
Ravens got fucked on that spot.
I don’t really care who wins.
Wow, I’m loving it.
Who, what happened?
Ravens challanged the spot of the ball on what would have been 4th and 1. Challenge was successful by about 1 inch.
I just checked ESPN. This game is over.
AFC football just doesn’t do it for me. I’m not sure why.
I’m kind of upset the Pats are losing to be honest.
Is there really that big a difference?
I guess it’s just interest. I have a vested interest in the NFC all season.
As far as actual game play I don’t think there’s much of a difference.
That’s what Willis is talking about.
Man, not one close game so far this weekend…
I’d challenge that again.
Kick return for TD, come on Slater!
Wow, this has been a tremendously boring WC round.
I would have liked to see a fumbled snap or something.
The AFC wildcard teams are so much worse than Indy and SD, I can’t really care about the result of those two games.
San Diego/Dallas SB?
I want to say I think so.
Honestly, this is the most likely scenario for me. I could also see Dallas hosting the NFC championship game.
Pretty good chance of it Mike….could be some awesome AFC/NFC Chamionship games too!
I think the Saints pull it together with the week off. I still see them in the SB.
My prediction since like week 10 though has been San Diego winning the SB.
Holy shit, Aiken’s head bounced up really damn high on that.
Spectacularly bad game.
Note: Dallas isn’t that good, Philly just isn’t good either. Minnesota will beat them handily.
Note: Dallas isn’t that good, Philly just isn’t good either
Minnesota will beat them handily.
Could happen but I doubt it.
As poor as Romo’s playoff record is (or is perceived to be), Favre has thrown up a TON of playoff bombs himself, but of course he’s just having fun out there. I agree, Minnesota could beat them handily, and should be favored at home, but the Cowboys have a great chance to win that game.
It’s not perception. He’s won one playoff game. Sure he was only there three times but remember last year that final game of the season was practically a playoff game.
But it’s not necessarily all on him either. And Favre has had so many more opportunities to win playoff games, that people forget about all of his horrible losses (Manning too).
All true. But I think you’re beyond knocking people for clutchness once they have their ring.
Beyond knocking them? Probably. But having an effect on the next game, not so much. The year Manning won his SB he was terrible. Favre has been terrible since. There’s nothing that says to me Favre will outplay Romo due to a previous ring or any clutchness. Even Rothlisberger’s first SB win was the worst game ever played by SB winning QB. He clearly made up for that last year, but Romo would have won that 1st SB if he played for Pittsburgh.
Edelman is so gritty.
BOOM!!! What a hit.
just made himself look like an ass by signaling for the first down though….guess he’s been watching Ray Lewis’ antics for too long….
I hope I never hear him called gritty again, but you have to give a 7th round pick who was a QB in college some credit for developing into a good WR in his 1st year in the league.
Why are they even thinking about running the ball…?
Horrible no call on the pass interference
lol.. instead of showing us the actual play, CBS would rather just show us Brady and the O-Line’s reaction.
That promo was bad ass.
What was a girl doing on the football field!!??
Alright…. let’s get to the Pack/Cards.
Haha @ that John Travolta movie. Is it supposed to be a comedy?
It is as serious as the Shake Weight commercial
Have you seen the eDiets.com commercial? It has this abhorrent autotune jingle. Lord, it’s painful.
Ravens win. Sad, really sad.
I really want to hate the Patriots, but I can’t. They constantly find hidden gems in the draft and seem to develop talent seamlessly. I think Whitey said this above, but they basically conceded this year when they traded with the Raiders. As they should have. This team just doesn’t look like it’s built for a SB. Collect a top pick and continue to re-stock the team when they can really win it all.
Quality organization (though Sweatshirt Man is surly and Brady is kind of whiny, it seems).
Whitey just agreed with me.
But seriously, that Pats should trade for Scott Hairston.
I think a lot of the anti-Pats sentiment is relatively similar to the anti-Yankees sentiment, people want their teams to be like the Pats/Yankees, and since they aren’t, get pissed about it. Back to the Raiders trade making sense for the Patriots, it was completely ridiculous for the Raiders to make. A last place team trading a 1st round pick for a 30 year old DE who is going to be a free agent, what was the point? Obviously the Raiders are the other extreme to the Pats, but fans of the other 30 teams have to look at that and wonder why aren’t we trading with the Raiders?
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