Colts vs. Saints. Peyton vs. Brees. Freeney vs. his ankle. Over/under on the number of Hurricane Katrina references is set at 4.5.
Use this thread to talk before, during, and after the big game. Enjoy.
Taking the over.
Way, way over.
Agreed. If this was a line at Vegas, I’d bet my life savings on over.
Agree, way over
also agree…over…it may be over in the 1st quarter even.
That is why they call it gambling.
Agree, way over. I’d peg the number of times that NO or its residents are described as “plucky” or “resolute” at 4.5.
Hah, you all just lost.
Dammit, that’s why I came back on here to find out, didn’t pay too much attention to the game. How many times did they reference it?
Is it just me or is Dwight Howard one of the biggest whiners in the entire NBA. Any time he is touched or bumped he sulks up the court looking for a ref to cry to.
There should be a ? in there somewehere.
how is that different than what any other superstar does?
Heh, yea that’s true. His whining just seems excessive.
I say over, 6.
I’m saying over on just during the postgame if the Saints win (which i think is happening)
Over, over, over, a thousand times over.
Meanwhile, I pick Colts by 20. I don’t really care though, I’m indifferent about both teams. I just want a good game.
I suppose if you asked me at gunpoint I’d say I was rooting for the Saints, just because they’re underdogs.
After it was reported that Michael “heck of a job” Brown(ie) was rooting for the Colts, I had a feeling mentions of Katrina would be off the charts. And if the Saints win, well…
i say a reference per saints touch.
So, Colts or Saints?
Let’s go Colts.
I think the Colts will win, but I’m rooting for the Saints. Can you even imagine what Mardi Gras would be like after a Saints win?
My prediction: Colts 28 Saints 23. Peyton Manning wins MVP.
But I will be rooting for the Saints.
That’s almost exactly what I’ve got, except it’s 27-23.
Ha the first time I agree with Joel Sherman.
He is on point this time.
I got an email from a friend stating that when the original owner of the team decided to call them “the Saints”, he contacted the local Catholic hierarchy to make sure folks would not be offended. Allegedly, he was told it was all good but that he should take into account that many Catholic saints are martyrs…
Interestingly, the Super Bowl is in Miami. And I’ve been told the current Archbishop Ordinary of Miami is a native and priest ordained in New Orleans, Archbishop John Favalora. The Colts’ QB is a New Orleans native, but do they have a prayer? Saints fans hope not. heh heh
What in the world does his have to do with eunuchs in Mongolia?
Just a bit of silly trivia, is all.
My official “Big Game” prediction.
Over on the Katrina References
Saints to Win
Darren Sharper for MVP
Hahaha in the UK analysis literally before that play they were saying “There’s not even been a pick yet”
NCAA Football Skills competition >>>>>>>>>>> Super Bowl Pregame show.
Aww, Jim Nantz called us “friends”. How nice.
Better than the Superbowl: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....popt00us00
[sidenote: not really much of a football fan]
I have no idea, but whatever it is I’m sure he didn’t see it coming.
Looks like the Times isn’t going to turn a blind eye to his transgressions.
Patterson clearly lacked foresight.
Is this Monica Lewinski redux? Close but no cigar?
Wow. There has to be a trani involved; post-op. He is blind after all…
Rumors were that the Pattersons are “swingers”
Simplifies things for Cuomo, but might hurt Gillibrand.
are you making up the “swingers” rumor right now or has that actually been rumored?
DP sees what you did there.
Well, we already know he has(had?) sex outside of his marriage. So, this must be some crazy shit.
I heard something of him taking money from a charity…
Hmm… I can’t really hate either of these teams. Is this a good thing or a bad thing?
You’re not alone. I don’t have much ill towards either team, either.
I’ll be really happy for whoever wins and really sad for whoever loses.
Both. The game won’t be as exciting but the results are guaranteed to please you.
What can’t Queen Latifah do?
Act or sing.
What can’t Queen Latifah try to do?
That may be true but she makes a lot of money doing both.
Keep the weight off?
Tony Romo sucks sweetheart…
Shockey wanted some of that.
Better CGI would have made that commercial better.
I’m assuming you mean the horse one? If you do I agree.
The cameo by Larry Legend was great though.
Who here made foolish bets and what are they?
What an UNBELIEVABLE throw.
Lol at dat snickers commercial.
Tebow commercial = Weak. All that talk for nothing.
That might not be the only one.
I know. So far I’ve seen 2 and they’ve both been uncontroversial.
Two? What was the other one?
They showed one earlier today. Like 2 or 3 pm.
Ah, I see. Merci, pat.
Queen Latifah would have caught that ball dropped by Colston!
Kingdom of Heaven – Director’s Cut = easily the best Ridley Scott movie OR obviously the best Ridley Scott movie.
dude have you watched Blade Runner? Alien?
Yes, I have. I stand by my decision. Blade Runner is close, though, unicorns and all.
there are several ridley scott films i would consider before kingdom of heaven
(No particular order)
maybe even Black Hawk Down
His new Robin Hood flick should be cool
I would normally put all of those before Kingdom of Heaven.
The theatrical cut was absolutely butchered, however. Perhaps a third of all the storylines in the plot were cut. I don’t typically hold to the “longer is better” philosophy when it comes to reintroducing excised material, but the 40 minutes the DC adds back in completely changes the movie. For the far, far better.
Dorito’s bringing the heat so far.
Hey, it’s Dr. Pierre Chang!
OOf sharper just got pwned.
Someone needs to tell GoDaddy that their ads fucking blow.
Budlight and Autotune = money commercial
Any commercial with T-Pain = money.
Nothing on “Auto-Tune the News,” though. Particularly
Ha true ATTN is awesome. I like the Kati Couric “Very Thin Ice” one.
The link IS the Katie Couric “Very Thin Ice” one.
Not the original.
Hey Peyton is not a bad football player
Can’t believe Colston was a 7th rounder. He’s huge and has great hands.
Thats what she said.
I guess Dwight Freeney is healthy.
All you have to tell me is DiCaprio + Scorsese and I’m there.
i hear they’re going to hook back up for a Theodore Roosevelt film
Nice, Teddy is one of the all time baddest of asses.
that late show ad was awful
lmao brett farve is great
Yeah shit is really funny. go favre!
Favre commercial, A+
Garcon could’ve put the game away with a run to the endzone. Bad bad drop.
Have we discovered a game?!?
Nope. Looks like we lost it.
Gotta go for it. FGs aren’t gonna win this game with the Colts offense and defense
Yea, bad call. I’m no expert but I would’ve faked a run.
Gutsy call to go for it, but that play call was just DUMB!
4 straight runs with their passing game = FAIL
So, about that OVER…
Holy Shit I can’t stand Phil Simms. I really don;t need to know if he agrees with every little play/timeout call.
Phil Simms does not agree with you point of view.
He’s a nice guy. I like Simms.
I’m with you. Simms isn’t that bad.
Agreed on going for it on 4th down but the playcalls were brutal in dat spot.
Acura with a little Gotan Project – I’m impressed.
Oh cmon, Are NONE of you watching the Dominican Republic vs Venezuela in the Caribbean world series?
If I got that channel at college, I’d be all over it.
Won’t someone PLEASE teach Shannon Sharpe English. It’s like Ozzie Guillen-speak on yayo.
“Ju cannot be Bay Rufe”
“Exactman straw turtle clap necklace j-u-ju beets.”
“Great point, Shannon.”
That’s a pretty sick stage they’re playing on.
Old people are funny.
Who would ever bet the under on Townshend windmilling?
Today is a great victory, folks. How often can we celebrate the songs of a noted child pornography enthusiast on the greatest stage in television?
Give me a break, man.
This half-time show sucks worse than a Sidney Ponson start.
How many people out there are thinking, “I didn’t know CSI had a band. Why are they old?”
Jay-Z + Alicia Key for the World Series >>>>>>>> The Who for the Super Bowl
I don’t even really like Jay-Z but I agree. The performance we just saw was pathetic.
Totally disagree, but maybe that’s just becasue I love the Who and hate rap.
Don’t agree, especially w/Jay-Z performing a song in which he dissed the Yankees.
Like the Yanks of the mid-2000′s, the Super Bowl halftime show needs to get younger. But not for the sake of getting younger alone. We don’t want Justin Bieber there
Wow. He’s got balls…
Awesome! I was going to add that clip in a couple of seconds.
Great minds think alike.
Isn’t Baskett a wide receiver? How the hell did he botch that so bad.
Ok. That. Was. Awesome.
HOLY FUCK! Crazy ass shit
Saints cannot stop the run right now.
HAHAHA on the run throws it through like 5 defenders. DAMN
That was a Favre decision. Except Favre throws a pick there.
Mike Shanahan was a genius for evaluating offensive talent. I remember how the Broncos had both Matt Prater and Garrett Hartley competing for FG in training camp. Obviously, Prater made the tea, but both turned out to be studs (though Prater was kinda shaky at first).
Why did I say FG? I meant kicker. And I meant to say team.
Mike Shanahan was a genius for evaluating offensive talent
Genius? What has he done since Elway retired?
Royal. Marshall. Cutler (he was good in Denver and I still think he’s way better than he’s been in Chicago). All of RBs. Scheffler. Clady. All of the other O-Lineman. Many more.
Dude just wasn’t as good on defense (besides the couple of gems like Williams and Dumervil)
Does anyone know the name of the song that keeps playing during certain commercials? It goes sort of like “oh oh oh….” and more ohs.
Arcade Fire – “Wake Up”
Arcade Fire = Montreal’s best.
Thanks guys. I knew it sounded familiar, I need to start listening to Arcade Fire some more.
i think he got it.
In case u guys missed it. It’s the second act. The second act. It was the second act.
WHO DAT! WHO DAT! WHO DAT! WHO DAT! WHO DAT!
Heh, Tracy Porter’s INT broke Twitter.
Yea, it’s still kinda broken.
I’d give my left nut to be down on Bourbon Street right now.
Me too, man, me too.
Give pat’s left nut? Easy for you to say . . .
It’s aight bro, I have enough to go around.
At least they have a perfect regular season.
Sean Payton, that onside kick was a game changer.
New Orleans, celebrate.
That game absolutely flew.
Score one for the underdog.
Aww, Drew is so happy. Good for him.
It’s obvious, Kim Kardashian is a better luck charm than Kendra Wilkinson.
Brees also has one of my favorite ESPN commercials too…
The gate is NARROW!
read the espn bews ticker at the bottom of the screen…..lol
Hah, I was thinking the same thing.
Well, it’s baseball time!
Isn’t that what Ben promised us? Once the SB is over baseball starts the next day?
Biggest Super Bowl plays why the Colts lost. 1 Garson dropped a 3rd down pass when the colts could have gone up 2 scores. Colts ran on 3rd and 1 on their own 10 with 1 minute left in the half giving the Saints 3. Didn’t recover onside kick when the ball hit no. 81 on the head. No excuse trying a 52 yard fg with a 42 yr old kicker and giving the Saints excellent field position and they took it in for 7. Add it up together with the late pick and the Saints are champs.
So, the Colts lost because of bad luck, missed opportunities, and questionable coaching decisions? Who’dathunkit?
That onside kick was the definition of ballsy. Hat’s off to the Saints.
9-9 in the playoffs, 1-1 in the Super Bowl. Seriously, people were ready to anoint him as greatest QB ever? Joe Montana says hello.
*Cough I don’t give a shit about four super bowls Manning still has one I put him as third best QB ever above Montana cough*
Oops, I coughed.
Really, Montana #4? He’s #1 in my book, hands down.
3. Manning (though he may move up before the end of his career)
Agree to disagree.
This is with the caveat I haven’t looked up the stats, just memory.
I hate to argue with you, but putting Elway first is an epic fail. Compare his numbers to Favre, Marino, Manning, Montana- they simply dont stack up. Elway is wildly overrated.
I just can’t root for Pierre Garcon. However, if he played for the Saints, it would be a different story – surviving two hurricanes is pretty difficult
Tom Brady never throws that pick.
Well he’s played in 4 Super Bowls and never threw a pass that bad. Peyton has played in 2, and shit away one with that pass tonight.
He just shit away a playoff game with horriffic play, and his last SB wasn’t exactly brilliant.
He had no chance of winning against Baltimore, the whole team sucked. And against the Giants, he put them in position to win with a TD with 2 minutes left. He did not throw a pick 6 to lose the game the way 1 ring Manning did.
He put up 14 points against the Giants. Manning put up 17. However you slice it, if the Colts had played vs. the G-men and scored 17 points, the game would’ve been tied.
I don’t give a shit if the whole team sucked, he still played like garbage. Saying the team sucked too is no excuse.
And all of that said, he’s 14-4 in the playoffs, Manning is 9-9. 3 rings to 1 ring. I’ll say it again, Tom Brady never throws that pick.
Didn’t Brady throw two picks against the Ravens?
Mannings numbers in playoffs are still better than Tom’s, and both have worse career playoff numbers than their regular season numbers. It’s time for people to realize that this is a team game. Once Peyton got that first one, this debate should have been over. It reminds of the Lebron-Kobe debate a bit.
I am really sorry, but this sounds exactly like the anti-Alex Rodriguez debate we heard from wayyyy too many people.
David Ortiz would never strike out in a one-run game with runners at second and third! He’s got two rings. Alex has none!
Bill Polian no longer justified. (not that he ever was.)
You’re just trying to piss everybody off by posting things you know we’ll all disagree with.
I think most people agree that the Colts should have gone for perfection. The odds of the Colts winning the SB did not increase by being 14-2 as opposed to 16-0. No excuse for that, especially when you send Wayne and Clark out there in the snow in Buffalo to get them individual goals of 100 catches in a season.
I actualy agree, but you know that a lot of people here definitely disagree with that.
But going 16-0 doesn’t do anything either, and trying to achieve that requires risking injury to your important players.
It’s obvious that he made the right call. The only people who don’t realize that are those who wanted — for their own sakes — to see a perfect season.
At 17-2 with a Super Bowl ring you’re one of 40 something teams. At 19-0 you’re #1. That means a ton to the players, and was not mutually exclusive of winning the ring.
It’s easy to gamble when it’s not your money.
Shooting for 16-0 increases the chances you’ll go 16-1, 17-2, or 18-1, and then no one remembers you at all, AND you lose out on playoff revenue.
It’s common practice around the league to try and protect your players once you clinch. The players know that. Obviously they’d love to be 19-0 but they had more important things to worry about.
Meaningless games >>>> Health for a playoff run.
Also, it’s not like they forfeited those games.
But why did they go out and get Clark and Wayne personal milestones if they were so worried about health?
I’m not sure but I think the NFL has performance based contracts.
It’s bad for business to hold your players out in week 17 when they need 5 catches to reach 100 receptions and the bonus that comes with it.
Also, they have to play the players at least a quarter or a half so they don;t lose total momentum. Getting Wayne and Clark 5 and 7 catches respectively, is not a huge deal.
lol, *Meaningless games < Health for a playoff run.
Saints playing every game of the season >>>> Colts playing every game but two. Those are the facts!!!!
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