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Bearcat99
02-06-2005, 08:15 PM
D@MN!!!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-mad.gif

Bearcat99
02-06-2005, 08:15 PM
D@MN!!!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-mad.gif

Heuristic_ALgor
02-06-2005, 08:21 PM
Logic precluded that the odds were in their favour Dave. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif

PBNA-Boosher
02-06-2005, 08:22 PM
What's a PATS?

Dammerung
02-06-2005, 08:26 PM
The Pats stopped making mistakes 2nd Half. Eagles didn't. Eagles Coulda woulda shoulda sent it into OT...

wayno7777
02-06-2005, 08:28 PM
Bummin' http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

dannyworkman
02-06-2005, 08:28 PM
Cool no more Stupid *** soup adverts.
Yay football is over.
I miss hockey

Zyzbot
02-06-2005, 08:30 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by dannyworkman:
Cool no more Stupid *** soup adverts.
Yay football is over.
I miss hockey <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

You must be the only one! No one else seems to even mention it.

Bearcat99
02-06-2005, 08:33 PM
I thought that commercial with the pasta sauce and the cat was hillarious... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

Yeah.. the Eagles had thier shot.... the better team won. Still I was rooting for the Eagles..... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif

OH WELL!!!!! Im a Giants fan at the core so WTH!!!! LMAO http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/34.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif

wayno7777
02-06-2005, 08:41 PM
Yeah, the cat and the Mustang coms were the best. Nothing else too exciting.

3.JG51_BigBear
02-06-2005, 08:44 PM
Yeah! go Bears, wooooooo...what do ya mean there not in the Super Bowl http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif.

PF_Coastie
02-06-2005, 08:44 PM
Mcnab is the biggest choker of all time. He is WAY over rated. He makes stupid decisions in a rush and does not take control of his team. He realies soley on his incredible receivers to catch his passes. The way he handled the last 3 minutes made me sick. It was like he was in his backyard with the boys playing.

I am an avid Eagles fan for my entire life so I have the right to say this. He got what he deserved. I just feel sorry for the rest of the team.

Congrats to the Pats.

vocatx
02-06-2005, 08:45 PM
Bud Shoot Out is next Saturday, Daytona 500 on the 20th.....I'm counting the minutes.....

JG7_Rall
02-06-2005, 08:46 PM
Go Pats!

The Eagles seemed to be taking their time at the end too, when they only had like 3 minutes left to get 10 points. Oh well, awesome game.

Chuck_Older
02-06-2005, 08:48 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Zyzbot:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by dannyworkman:
Cool no more Stupid *** soup adverts.
Yay football is over.
I miss hockey <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

You must be the only one! No one else seems to even mention it. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I watched the whole Superbowl wearing my Cam Neely jersey.


Ugly football game. How many players slipped and fell? A dozen? Three overturned calls on the part of the officials...they say the better team finds the way to win

Worst sports coverage I've ever seen, too. Sir Paul was great http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

I'm a Boston sports fan and native, but wow, was that a terrible game by the Pats

Stiglr
02-06-2005, 09:05 PM
Oh man...give the Eagles some credit for making it difficult for the Pats...

and give the Iggles credit for making the Pats look like they had to work for it.

That was a great game, all the way to the end.

Even though he's a total jerk, you also gotta give props to T.O. He showed up, and with a broken ankle, that's a heckuva lot of "put up".

The Idiot of the Game has to be Freddie Mitchell. I was p*ssed when he caught his only pass of the game. I truly wanted him to get NONE, and be NO factor instead of almost no factor.

The Eagles have no reason to hang their heads; they boxed for theirs.

And, much as I didn't want it to happen, the Pats have earned the "Dynasty" mantle. Brady's the "New Montana". Belichick's the modern day Lombardi. Nothin' nobody can say about it. The stats are indisputable.

Chuck_Older
02-06-2005, 09:06 PM
Eagles certainly out-hustled the Pats on key plays

Didn't know TO was hurt to watch him

By the way-

Anyone catch the pre-game? Tuskegee was well represented http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Owlsphone
02-06-2005, 09:11 PM
That game was sloppy from both sides. I don't really feel like it was a Super Bowl because both teams seemed like they were competing as to who could make the most mistakes.

The Eagles played their worst game of the entire season...but of course it happens to take place in the Super Bowl. I agree with everything Coastie said.

The Pats were the team with the least amount of mistakes and nothing more. I feel if both teams played like they are capable it would have been a much more interesting game.

I just feel bad for the city of Philadelphia now. The whole past week I saw nothing but green. It was EVERYWHERE. Flags flapping from peoples' cars, Eagles signs everywhere, and I think I was the only person that didn't wear an Eagles jersey at some point. The city needed that win but I guess it wasn't meant to be. STILL the city of almost winners.

As for the commercials: The murdered cat commercial was hilarious but it seemed to me that the Bud Light commercials were consistently the best overall IMO. The best one was the first commercial of the Super Bowl. 2 skydivers standing in a plane, one doesnt want to jump so the other guy tosses a case of Bud Light out of the plane. You expect to see the guy finally jump, but then the pilot runs by and jumps after the beer! LMAO. The skydivers are left there staring at eachother and the one guy jumps while the scared one is left standing by himself on a plane with no pilot.

Stiglr
02-06-2005, 09:11 PM
Also, Chuck, the refs were NO factor, and they called a nearly flawless game, with one exception: a pick play that got the Eagles a big gain in IIRC the 2nd quarter. The plays that were overturned should have been. And they didn't call any ticky-tack calls to keep faltering drives alive. I recall one play where Brady just did get the pass off, and the Eagle defender clearly hit him in the helmet (while trying to bat the pass or hit Brady's arm). I've seen that exact kind of incidental contact called for Roughing the Passer several times during the season and the playoffs, but it (rightly) was not called here.

Stiglr
02-06-2005, 09:17 PM
The commercials were, as a whole, the worst batch EVER to stink up a TV screen on Super Sunday. Creatively, the "best" ones were merely "average" spots, undeserving to be sponsored with 2.5 million to put on the rotation. Most were just plain BAD. Humor more forced than a Kobe Bryant shot. You could almost *smell* the writers trying desperately to come up with a great ad, and just coming up with nothing. As much as I hate seeing an ad with no concept behind it, and some egomaniac art director at the controls, it's even worse to see "concepts" that just aren't funny, aren't impactful, aren't memorable, don't have a message, and just plain suck.

Worst of the lot: Napster. They didn't even manage to be edgy. Second worst: the Caddilac "Tunnel as Gun" spot. Excrutiating to watch, no suspense, the visual punchline was telegraphed the second the ad began showing, and then they have the nerve to have a voiceover that says only, "Bang". I'm still fanning the stink out of the room from that one.

In fact, the only one that stood out at all was the Olympus one for the camera/music player gadget. Even though the production effect has been done before, it looked good applied to the break dancing. One of the Cedric the Entertainer spots for Budweiser, "Designated Driver" was passable, too (and, together with the P-Diddy Pepsi Light "Truck Craze" spot, also lampoons nicely how everybody in that industry is follows lame trends like sheep).

Owlsphone
02-06-2005, 09:24 PM
About the pregame flyby...there was a B-25 escorted by two fighters that looked like Zeros, but I couldn't really tell in the 2 seconds that the camera was on them. Why on earth did they only show the flyby for 2 seconds. Fox coverage is the worst. It may sound like it's just a plane buff venting, but coverage of the game was weak too. They liked using cameras that were at the furthest possible point from the action. End rant.

Stiglr
02-06-2005, 09:40 PM
@Owl: have to give a thumbs down for the Bud Light skydiver ad.

For one, I can't imagine anybody being convinced to jump out of a plane for a beer that tastes as crappy as ANY light beer...

but what really was in poor taste was that the pilot who leapt out after the six-pack did not have a chute on... at least it looked that way to me.

Dammerung
02-06-2005, 09:52 PM
The pilot not having a chute was the FUNNY part.

blue_76
02-06-2005, 10:55 PM
Eagles came so close.. last 45 secs.. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/cry.gif

Bearcat99
02-06-2005, 11:05 PM
I also liked the MC Hammer one.... LOL. where the kids tossed him back over the fence...LMAO.

VF51_Flatspin
02-06-2005, 11:08 PM
Err...go Lions?

blue_76
02-06-2005, 11:10 PM
MC Hammer! that was a total surprise! First thing that came to my mind was 'What the hell?!?!' http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Fehler
02-06-2005, 11:13 PM
The convertable Mustang commercial was one of the best Super Bowl ads I have seen in recent years.

I also enjoyed all the monkey commercials, because I often feel the same way.. I work with a bunch of monkeys too!

The game was really sloppy, but the thing I was most impressed with was Terrell Owens. That guy can talk more smack than anyone with the exception of Randy Moss, but I was pretty inspired by his efforts. Imagine breaking an ankle and playing a professional sport on it in less than 5 weeks! But more importantly, there will be 200-300 pound guys trying to mash your face into the ground while you play on it. I know the winning team always gets the MVP, and Dion Branch deserved it for his efforts, but T.O. was probably gave the most effort as a whole.

By the way, is Branch the son or relative of Cliff Branch that played for the Oakland Raiders? Just wondering, because that is exactly who he reminds me of!

Dolemite-
02-07-2005, 01:11 AM
There was a B-25 fly over? The only planes I saw were during the national anthem. 2 F-22s and a F-18, at least thats what I think they were.

carguy_
02-07-2005, 04:51 AM
It was the first ever USA "football" match I saw.I was dissapointed.No big runs at all,nothing.Caught myself sleeping 5 times.

And like the clock pointed 1:50 but the game durated maybe 20mins d@mn!

Owlsphone
02-07-2005, 08:39 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Dolemite-:
There was a B-25 fly over? The only planes I saw were during the national anthem. 2 F-22s and a F-18, at least thats what I think they were. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yeah the pregame ceremony when they paid tribute to the armed forces had a flyby with what was definitely a B-25 and 2 other fighters that I couldnt ID. Don't be surprised you missed it because like I said, Fox barely showed it.

Stiglr
02-07-2005, 09:55 AM
@carguy,

You were bored because you don't understand the nuances of the game (yet). Not a knock against you, but I imagine some of us Yanks can have the same experience watching a great 1-0 soccer match. If you understand "the games within the game", it's always more fascinating.

GT182
02-07-2005, 09:59 AM
D*m, no instant replay on the B25 flyover. Fox sure is slipping. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif I missed it and most of the game... wife was in control of the remote. Only got to see parts of it when she flicked off of her program, when commercials came on. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-mad.gif .... Yes the "Warden" ruled lastnight. At least I got to see parts of the game.... and the END. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

mortoma
02-07-2005, 10:22 AM
Boooooo Pats!!! I hated to see the Pats win it all again!! The NFL ought to bust up the Pats some to let some other team win the Super Bowl for a change. I was rooting for the poor, poor Eagles.

I hate it when you get 'dynasties' in professional sports, it ruins it for the millions of fans of other teams. Like when the Bulls and then the Lakers dominated the NBA. I say let the other teams have a chance for Christ's sake.......that's my take on it.

mortoma
02-07-2005, 10:28 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by GT182:
D*m, no instant replay on the B25 flyover. Fox sure is slipping. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif I missed it and most of the game... wife was in control of the remote. Only got to see parts of it when she flicked off of her program, when commercials came on. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-mad.gif .... Yes the "Warden" ruled lastnight. At least I got to see parts of the game.... and the END. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>MY ex-wife would have never tried it, as she would have ended up with the remote lodged somewhere in her esophagus. And no, that's not why she's my ex. She actually let me wear the pants.

Stiglr
02-07-2005, 12:29 PM
Well, with the new free agency trend that's dismantling all sports, don't look for dynasties to happen often.

Even New England's grasp on it is tenuous. They won ALL THREE of their Super Bowls by 3 pts each, and eventually, they'll get splintered up.

But you gotta give 'em credit: they had their secondary riddled with injuries and *still* won. They have a GREAT team ethic, with NO prima donna problems. Tom Brady's as genuine and down to earth as they come, y'gotta admit. That's why I don't really like Brady: he seems so AVERAGE, so plain; even his last name makes you think "yawn". Yet a perfect 9-0 playoff record and other key stats just disprove that. He IS a legendary QB, like it or not. Moon, Kelly, Marino, and many others are flashier, more exciting, but they pale in comparison; they don't have THE RINGS.

I'm still rooting against the Pats, but I just HAVE to respect them. I can distinctly remember categorizing Bellichick (when he was with the Browns) as a member of that group of coaches who were good, and smart, and decent guys, but dangit, just didn't have enough of "it" to get over the top: guys like Jim Mora, Marty Schottenheimer, even Marv Levy. But Bellichick has earned my respect the hard way: he just put up the irrefutable numbers. He rates with Lombardi now.

woofiedog
02-07-2005, 12:41 PM
GT182... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif
Poosie had the Game on before I had a chance to get settled!
I'm Lucky... I guess after 30yr's of marriage. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

JG46_Max
02-07-2005, 01:20 PM
hmm yea nice game, didnt care for either team. except i had 20$ on the eagles. sir mccartney was ok but i prefer boobs during halftime. and the commercials were pretty boring compared to other years, but yea the one with mc hammer was cool.

Platypus_1.JaVA
02-07-2005, 01:35 PM
Wich moderator is going to lock this thread because of it being OT?

Wich moderator dares to do that?


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Sir-Tiedeman
02-07-2005, 02:33 PM
Ready!?



OK!



Go team Go!



yeeeeeeeyyy!



"football" AND "soccer"



arent really my sports



i like my rugby http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

horseback
02-07-2005, 03:46 PM
The single engined aircraft in the flyover appear to be T-6s or SNJs, Owl.

It was a pretty good game, when you factor in that both teams had very good defenses-good defense makes good offense look bad most of the time. The Eagles' smaller defensive front seven wore down at the end, as evidenced by Dillon and Faulk's progressively longer runs by the end of the third quarter. I was disappointed by McNabb's performance, but Brady wasn't the sharpest pencil in the box for much of the game either.

The two sharpest players on the field were Teddy Bruschi and Rodney Harrison. Those two brought it consistantly, played smart and tough. Branch played very well, but Teddy & Rodney were my picks for Co-MVP.

cheers

horseback

HellToupee
02-07-2005, 03:51 PM
i find the game sooo slow and boring, rugbys where its at.

Stiglr
02-07-2005, 04:10 PM
You guys do realize that McNabb "disappointed" for the 4th highest yardage in a SuperBowl, and threw for 2 TDs? Yeah, he threw the picks, too, but he was far from stinking out the place.

Lav69
02-07-2005, 04:19 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Stiglr:
@Owl: have to give a thumbs down for the Bud Light skydiver ad.

For one, I can't imagine anybody being convinced to jump out of a plane for a beer that tastes as crappy as ANY light beer...

but what really was in poor taste was that the pilot who leapt out after the six-pack _did not have a chute on_... at least it looked that way to me. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Not having a chute was what made it funny. Geeezzz dude lighten up!!!

Lav69
02-07-2005, 04:23 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by carguy_:
It was the first ever USA "football" match I saw.I was dissapointed.No big runs at all,nothing.Caught myself sleeping 5 times.

And like the clock pointed 1:50 but the game durated maybe 20mins d@mn! <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yeah...I would have to say that you dont undrstand the game. Most Euro's dont and have the same response. Alot of Americans think soccer is nothing but chaos and a bunch a crazies running all ovver the place. Rugby is cool. It is catching on here, but footbal and baseball will always remain our national past times.

lbhskier37
02-07-2005, 04:51 PM
To me it was as satisfying as a superbowl between my least favorite NFC team and my least favorite AFC team could ever be. I was happy seeing McNabb fall appart under the pressure, serves him right for staying in the game against the Packers this year until super late just rubbing it in. On the Pats side, although he has won 3 superbowl Bradey is no where near Montana. He just happens to be a descent QB on a really great team. He luckily has some really good recievers that can get to his poorly thrown balls.

VMF513_Whitey1
02-07-2005, 05:15 PM
As for the Pats being a dynasty, I say those days are over. I would be AMAZED if they got to the AFC Championship game or even the division game next year. They are losing both their offensive and defensive coordinators. I say this dynasty is as over as fast as it began.

The commercials either were funny or completely blew. Most blew. Best were the cat one and bud light.

Lucius_Esox
02-07-2005, 05:38 PM
Reading a post earlier about someone saying the game was boring and someone replying that it was because he didn't understand the game. In my squad a few of the American lads were talking a lot about it being "Superbowl" sunday, so I thought what the heck no work tommorow, so I stayed up and watched it! I'm English and have only a rudimentary understanding of the game, but I enjoyed it. It struck me how much like a wargame it was! Everyone making feint plays, deliberate moves etc, to get one person into position for the killer thrust. I hope I haven't totally misunderstood what was going on and made myself sound like an *** http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif but man, tactics! It was good.

horseback
02-07-2005, 05:45 PM
Lucius, you show great promise. Some day, if you study hard, drink a lot of watery beer & eat a lot of Nachos, you may become the first non-Japanese foreigner to understand the dread "Infield Fly Rule".

cheers

horseback

Lucius_Esox
02-07-2005, 05:58 PM
Lol horseback,
I'm not gonna ask what that is but I suspect it's a bit like the "offside" rule in football, uh, soccer, http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif I know it, I understand it, I get to my feet screaming loudly when I see it and the ref dont, dont ask me to explain it though!! And before any "footy" lads go "oh it's easy to explain" Ok, come on then, lets hear you do it in a sentence.

horseback
02-07-2005, 06:50 PM
Very similar, if it's based on a lot of other pre-conditions basic to the game. Even so, you have to play or watch a lot of baseball to understand it, and baseball has almost as many subtleties for the uninitiated as soccer or cricket.

American football is easy, once you comprehend the basic rules. Your appreciation of our oddball sport was gratifying for a lot of us Yanks, not just me.

cheers

horseback

jensenpark
02-07-2005, 06:57 PM
We up here in the upper part of North America get the Canadian feed of the game and hence we don't see the commercials - we get Canadian commercials plugged in. Thank heaven for the internet.
Have to say apart from the first song, Sir Paul was pretty good.
Game? Dull first half (you know when a NFL game is super boring when the talking heads start calling it a 'defensive struggle') followed by some flashes of brilliance, then bizzare play calling at the end.
Have they never heard of a hurry up offence? Was that the Eagles coach or was that McNabb doing that?
My brother lives in a Philly suburb. I think he's still crying.

Stiglr
02-07-2005, 07:16 PM
lbhskier37 wrote:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>On the Pats side, although he has won 3 Superbowls Brady is no where near Montana. He just happens to be a decent QB on a really great team. He luckily has some really good recievers that can get to his poorly thrown balls. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

No, man... no. I really want to agree with you, really I do, but you do NOT win 3 SuperBowls being average, OR being lucky. On the other hand, you can have a great "near" dynasty like the '90s Bills and come away with nothing at all. That last hurdle is truly the big one.

For one: who are these superstars that are "making Brady look good"? He has NO starpower ANYWHERE around him on that team. Branch? Givens? Who???? Coach Bellichick is more famous than anybody else now.
None of Brady's receivers are guys that spring to mind among the greats of all time. Corey Dillon was thought to just be a fairly talented, but disgruntled RB who was smart enough to get the hell out of Cincinnati. The whole defense is no-name: Vrabel, McGinnest, Bruschi (how one pronounces that Brewski, I'll never know). Kicker Adam Vinatieri can lay a claim to being the most valuable player on the team.

Brady is not flashy, not even interesting most of the time, but his completion %, ratio of TDs-to-interceptions, lack of sacks taken, and above all, his unblemished playoff game record http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif ... you just can't say sh*t about it. (Heh, I've tried!) Even Montana can't boast an unblemished playoff record.

And, if you look back, Montana was not that flashy a guy, either. Just hella effective. (You can certainly make the case that Taylor & Rice and those short slants with 80 yards of run-after-the-catch made Montana look good! I still think Steve Young was overall the better QB in skill, but not luck and teammates) Elway, Marino, Cunningham, Moon, Esiason, all those guys were way more fun to watch than Montana... but Joe gets the last laugh, cuz besides Elway, he's the only one with rings.

wayno7777
02-07-2005, 08:11 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by horseback:
The single engined aircraft in the flyover appear to be T-6s or SNJs, Owl.

It was a pretty good game, when you factor in that both teams had very good defenses-good defense makes good offense look bad most of the time. The Eagles' smaller defensive front seven wore down at the end, as evidenced by Dillon and Faulk's progressively longer runs by the end of the third quarter. I was disappointed by McNabb's performance, but Brady wasn't the sharpest pencil in the box for much of the game either.

The two sharpest players on the field were Teddy Bruschi and Rodney Harrison. Those two brought it consistantly, played smart and tough. Branch played very well, but Teddy & Rodney were my picks for Co-MVP.

cheers

horseback <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


I concur on the B-25 and At-6. the other one looked a little different. It's a shame Fox couldn't zoom on them. I got a shiver when I realized I was looking at F-22's! And then something looked odd, oh one was an F-18.

Anyway, as an Eagle fan I'm bummin', but imagine if McNabb would have been on. I mean he was really off and still threw for 357 yards and 3 TD's. All due respect to the Pats, they just out played us. I think FreddieX should have kept his mouth shut...oh well, was comma du? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

darkhorizon11
02-07-2005, 09:43 PM
I bathe in glory again! My team has three Lombardis in FOUR YEARS.
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For those who have never seen football until now, overall it wasn't the best game. Naturally my team one but I won't argue that it was the most exciting game ever. Last years victory against the Panthers felt much better!

McNabb is definetely over rated I think. He nearly had was it 4? picks on him? One did get turned back, then two plays later... Plus in the four quarter with about 4 minutes left it was getting to be do or die for the Eagles. McNabb doesn't even call no huddle or rush to get the ball down and there was much time wasted. On the other side of the ball the defense couldn't keep up in the 4th quarter. It was like they were tired out, and Bruschi had a field day. The only good performance on the Eagle side was T.O. he'd look great in a Pats jersey. Even with his injury the Patriots had no real answer for him, I think Belicheck may have underestimated his abilities, even injured.

Better luck next year Eagles, mind you I'm also a Red Sox fan so I know what it means to see my team have a championship drought.

horseback
02-07-2005, 11:36 PM
Stig-

Looks to me like Brady's got a kind of mundane excellence; if Montana had been named Miller, would he have been a less memorable player?

Bruschi's adoption of the mispronunciation of his name came during his freshman year at the University of Arizona. A teammate misspoke, and a football legend was born. You have to admit it does sound more football-ish, in the same tradition as Bronco (or Branko) Nagurski. He was one of the founding members of the infamous 'Desert Swarm' defense of the early 90s there, and one of the most successful defensive ends in college history(he was a freakin' sack machine, and you couldn't run around his side either).

Dillon set the NFL single-game rushing record a few years back, and managed consistant thousand yard seasons even though he played for some pathetic Cincinnatti teams. The Patriots still haven't figured out how to exploit all his talents, but next year, baby...

As for Rodney Harrison, he spent a number of years getting fined a lot here in San Diego, not because he's a particularly dirty player, but because he was the only defensive playmaker on a franchise the League wanted to move to LA (yeah, Junior was good, but Rodney is scary, especially if you're a wideout) until they figured out that LA doesn't want the Chargers. He's always been a hitter in the Steve A****er-Chuck Hammerschmidt-John Lynch mold, and most of us here in SD are happy for his success.

Naah, Brady has no stars on his team, but he doesn't have a lot of egos there either. I frankly envy New England fans, 'cause I don't think the string's been run out by any means, and my team is only just starting to get good. I'm afraid they're gonna beat us a lot in the playoffs if we can't find a great cover corner...

cheers

horseback

JG52MadAdler
02-08-2005, 01:32 AM
Going to my third Super Bowl parade in Boston tomorro. Ah the good life!
Enjoy NE fans, this is going to be a once in a lifetime team. Remember the dark times?
The Sullivans,Tony Eason,The Fridge and
old Foxboro stadium.

|Exciter|
02-08-2005, 07:14 AM
Pats.........BLAH!!!! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/cry.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/354.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

Stiglr
02-08-2005, 09:48 AM
I hear ya, horseback.

Some of these naysayers are missing a very salient point;

Brady, as young as his career is, already puts up stats that stack up with the all-time greats. It is conceivable he could get back to the big dance a few more times over the next TEN YEARS, barring injury.

Given how the New England recipe doesn't involve "star power" (and the salary cap and ego issues that go with it), it's hard to see the one-missing-player-stops-the-show scenario... and the same cap issues are going to keep other franchises from getting over that hump, too. Only wear and tear on the existing players (which, incidentally, they did have on the secondary, and didn't miss a beat) and running out of players that will step up and fill the void; that seems to be the only way to stop the FRANCHISE (not just the team, the way the front office runs has a LOT to do with this success).

Brady is poised to be one of the best EVER. But that doesn't mean it's written yet.

Chuck_Older
02-08-2005, 10:24 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by JG52MadAdler:
Going to my third Super Bowl parade in Boston tomorro. Ah the good life!
Enjoy NE fans, this is going to be a once in a lifetime team. Remember the dark times?
The Sullivans,Tony Eason,The Fridge and
old Foxboro stadium. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

That's more Grogan and Hanna and Fryar that Eason http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

JG52MadAdler
02-08-2005, 11:08 AM
Hey Chuck,

Grogan,Hanna,Morgan and Fryar were the bright spots during the dark times.

Red_Russian13
02-08-2005, 04:09 PM
I can say but one thing: Baseball spring training in 8 days and 17 hours...

Chuck's right, it was an ugly game and Sir Paul was pretty good. I was skeptical, but I think he brought some dignity back to the half time show.

But, that one TD play at the end by TO...pretty good play.

Oh, and soccer is awesome too.

Owlsphone
02-08-2005, 04:37 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Red_Russian13:
I can say but one thing: Baseball spring training in 8 days and 17 hours... <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Been practicing hard already for a month. I can smell the fresh cut grass...it's sooo close! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif