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the kid

Trad climber
fayetteville, wv
Topic Author's Original Post - Sep 12, 2010 - 08:54am PT
Well i sure the hell am! since pre season began, i have been gearing up for week 1 and beyond..
My Raiders play the Titans today.. Hope Jason Campbell can make it happen this year..

Saints looked good this week- Farve looks 40, LT has something to prove this year..

My pick for the big game: Saints-Jets: Saints will win by 3 or more..


http://www.nfl.com/



Bring it folks..
Kurt (too short for basketball and too skinny for football, thats why i climb rocks) Smith
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Oct 7, 2010 - 01:07am PT
as a Patriots fan since 1961 I've got to say it's going to be an exciting season, already has been... and with Randy Moss' trade it can only get more exciting...

Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 7, 2010 - 01:14am PT
How sweet it was watching the UW Huskies quiet the Trojaneum Saturday!
I was pleasantly surprised that we were not accosted on the way out.
I guess the Trojan fans were resigned to their fate. I gotta say they
don't really make much noise there; the place is like a morgue compared to Husky Stadium.
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Oct 7, 2010 - 01:18am PT
No. Even I know that it's still baseball season, and then haw-kee starts.
Delhi Dog

climber
Good Question...
Oct 7, 2010 - 01:44am PT
Dude we been watching it for awhile now...
Love Barca!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Oh wait...
you mean that other sport.
Never mind

DD
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Oct 7, 2010 - 01:52am PT
It's amusing that Kurt has it as "My Raiders". A triumph of modern marketing, that some believe that very highly paid, mercenary, professional athletes, other commercial products, and even businesses, are "ours" or "my". We're currently undergoing a marketing campaign, telling us to support "our" Canucks. What a crock!
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Oct 7, 2010 - 02:06am PT
I am tangentially rooting for the SF Giants in the playoffs... but I'm not that into it... I don't like negativity so I won't watch the Yankees though I hope the Rays take the ALCS, who knows...

so I'm done with baseball (which made the really bad decision to extend the season into October) they are the boys of summer not the fellows of fall or the guys of spring, after all. Admittedly, if the BoSox had made it I'd be watching... but they didn't and I'm not.

So it is onto Football, American Football, which will be over soon enough...

...there's no accounting for taste.
salad

climber
Escondido
Oct 7, 2010 - 02:21am PT
im in a pool with 70 guys where we pick against the spread with confidence. took first last week for 100 bucks, and finished 4th this week. its early, but after week 4 im in first place over all.

as far my bets outside the pool, ive been lucky so far. ive hit 9 of 12 bets, and am 2 of 2 on parlays.

go chargers, go saints, and go reds. death to the phillies!!!
philo

Trad climber
Somewhere halfway over the rainbow
Oct 7, 2010 - 11:13am PT
Aww Kid, you're a Raiders fan. When did you suffer the head injury?
Al Davis SuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuX!
ydpl8s

Trad climber
Santa Monica, California
Oct 7, 2010 - 11:45am PT
Just between us Broncos, Chargers and Raiders fans....what's up with the friggin Chiefs? (Chefs)
August West

Trad climber
Where the wind blows strange
Oct 7, 2010 - 11:58am PT
It's amusing that Kurt has it as "My Raiders". A triumph of modern marketing, that some believe that very highly paid, mercenary, professional athletes, other commercial products, and even businesses, are "ours" or "my". We're currently undergoing a marketing campaign, telling us to support "our" Canucks. What a crock!

Well if you think of football as vicarious warfare (which I think it is), wanting our team to pummel the other team into a pulp is perhaps better than looking for another jingoistic war.

KC, 16-0 baby!

well, maybe not.
ydpl8s

Trad climber
Santa Monica, California
Oct 7, 2010 - 01:28pm PT
KC 16-0 ha! I know only too well, last year Buncos start 6-0, then finish 2-8.......
the kid

Trad climber
fayetteville, wv
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 8, 2010 - 01:31pm PT
big monday night match up- jets v vikings..
gonna be a real good game..
philo

Trad climber
Somewhere halfway over the rainbow
Oct 8, 2010 - 01:41pm PT
Good because the Raiders are not playing? Or some other reason? he he
JEleazarian

Trad climber
Fresno CA
Oct 8, 2010 - 03:02pm PT
Well, it's good to know that you and I agree on something controversial, Kurt. I still have fond memories of the Raiders teams circa 1970, when they played an exhibition game each year at Memorial Stadium in Berkeley. The interaction between the typical Raiders fan and the typical Berkeley freak (I was both at that time) was something to behold!

That intersection still exists. When Marshawn Lynch was in his last season at Cal, someone asked him to name his favorite NFL team. He responded that he was from Oakland, so he liked the Raiders. The reporter then asked if he'd ever sat in the Black Hole. Lynch replied, "Look, I said I like the Raiders. I didn't say I was insane."

John
Tung Gwok

Mountain climber
South Bend, Indiana
Oct 8, 2010 - 03:40pm PT
Go Irish (They're pros too. Tuition, room, and board is over 50k).
Fritz

Trad climber
Hagerman, ID
Oct 8, 2010 - 08:15pm PT
Well! As long as we are talking college football:

How-bout them Boise State Broncos??

As a U. of Idaho grad, I used to hate Boise State football.

As a resident of a sparsely-populated state, with very little to be positive about:

I'm darn proud of "them Broncos."
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 8, 2010 - 10:07pm PT
Yeah, how 'bout dem Broncos? What the heel they doin' ranked in the top 10
playin' in de minors? OK, I'll give 'em 8th or 9th if I'm feelin' generous.
Besides, I got a headache watchin' dat game with that blue field!
Kalimon

Trad climber
Ridgway, CO
Oct 8, 2010 - 11:03pm PT
Yo Kurt,

Nice to know that you are a fellow Raiders fan . . . I'm probably about 10 years older than you and was fortunate to witness some of the classic Biletnikoff, Branch, Casper, Davis, Guy, Matuszak, Toomay, Shell, Sistrunk, Stabler, Tatum, Upshaw, Villapiano . . . et al. action. The Raiders are not fully appreciated and comprehended in the modern football era. They have been a formidable entity, spanning most of football history . . . much has been forgotten by the modern NFL fan. May the Raiders rise again!

Cheers to The Kid!
Tung Gwok

Mountain climber
South Bend, Indiana
Oct 9, 2010 - 05:38am PT
Kurt, Kalimon, et al,

I am a Chiefs fan from back in the day of the best rivalry in the history of pro football, bar none: Chiefs-Raiders.

Mike Garrett, Lenny Dawson, Otis Taylor (I wore his 89 jersey), Curly Culp, Jan Stenerud, on and on. And I lived in Wisconsin.
the kid

Trad climber
fayetteville, wv
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 9, 2010 - 09:17am PT
Boise looks great! so does Michigan..
Gonna be a good day and can't wait for Sunday..
the kid

Trad climber
fayetteville, wv
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 9, 2010 - 09:23am PT
Kalimon- my dad got a raiders helmet back in the early 80's..
still a fan and someday they will get back to their peak..
AllezAllez510

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, CA
Oct 9, 2010 - 01:36pm PT
What's up with a tape delay broadcast of the Oregon game? They're #3 fer Chrissakes!? Another reason to dislike FOX.

I'll have to walk around with earplugs in all day...
Karen

Trad climber
So Cal urban sprawl Hell
Oct 11, 2010 - 05:07pm PT
No !!!
charley

Trad climber
nw pa.
Jan 23, 2011 - 10:54pm PT
Pittsburgh / Green Bay
GO STEELERS!!
The Larry

climber
Moab, UT
Jan 23, 2011 - 10:57pm PT
Go Packers!
east side underground

Trad climber
Hilton crk,ca
Jan 23, 2011 - 11:14pm PT
GO PACK GO!!!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 23, 2011 - 11:16pm PT
Lifelong Bears fan - Cutler's an effing pussy!
I guess I'll have to root for the damn Packers as the lesser of two weevils.
Rockin' Gal

Trad climber
Boulder
Jan 24, 2011 - 02:28pm PT
May the spirit of St. Vince bring the Lombardi trophy back to where it belongs: in Wisconsin, which is where I'm going to watch the game.
Edge

Trad climber
New Durham, NH
Jan 24, 2011 - 02:33pm PT
As a life long Patriots fan, I found myself not wanting either AFC team to win.

Since that didn't appear to be an option, I found myself wishing for the Jets as a whole to get crushed and humiliated, and for Ben Rothlisberger to get blocked hard into Rex Ryan, crushing Ryan's windpipe and causing Big Ben to need emergency emasculation surgery.

So, ummmm, Go Pack!
Hard Rock

Trad climber
Montana
Jan 24, 2011 - 03:10pm PT
Go Packers.

Been for the Green and Gold since the late 50's. Green grass stains on my shirt and yellow piss on my diapers (cloth).
Carolyn C

Trad climber
the long, long trailer
Jan 24, 2011 - 03:34pm PT
Go Packers!! And what was BJ Raji doing in position to grab an interception - hilarious. Go BJ!
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Jan 24, 2011 - 04:02pm PT
How bout them 'Nucks, eh? Top team in the NHL!
Seamstress

Trad climber
Yacolt, WA
Jan 24, 2011 - 04:04pm PT
Best day of the year to ski anywhere - Super Bowl SUnday, the slopes are empty. Tape the game to watch it later.
the Fet

climber
Tu-Tok-A-Nu-La
Jan 24, 2011 - 04:07pm PT
haha I'm in agreement with Edge.

I'm rooting Packers, Steelers have too many SB wins, and too many recent SB wins.
M. Volland

Trad climber
Grand Canyon
Jan 24, 2011 - 07:56pm PT
Looks like the Steelers are in it again, Yawn.
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Feb 5, 2011 - 12:37pm PT
Here, a thread for all you American football likers, so you don't create another one on Sunday.

Tomorrow is the first day of the rest of your lives. In the case of many football fans, of course, it can be the first day of your lives. Now if only haw-kee season ended when it should...

Let's hear it for the beautiful game!
james Colborn

Trad climber
Truckee, Ca
Feb 5, 2011 - 12:44pm PT
Just watched the greatest comeback in premier league history. Arsenal vs. New Castle utd.

Arsenal was ahead at the half 4-0. After losing a man to a red card Arsenal fell apart and New castle made an incredible comeback.

I'm bored with US throwball.

Come on Fulham!
S.Leeper

Sport climber
Pflugerville, Texas
Sep 8, 2011 - 07:24pm PT
NFL season begins tonight!!!!

Alas, Cowboys don't play until Sunday.
nature

climber
back in Tuscon Aridzona....
Sep 8, 2011 - 07:45pm PT
Lakers in six.
S.Leeper

Sport climber
Pflugerville, Texas
Sep 8, 2011 - 07:45pm PT
ha ha,goodone Nature!

Anybody have superbowl 2012 predictions>?
P.Rob

Social climber
Sep 8, 2011 - 08:10pm PT
Football the Beautiful game indeed! Thanks Kurt for this thread. My oldest was playing college ball when he had a serendipitous seizure and was found to have a ganglioglianoma in his left temporal lobe. Successfully got the bastard out (thank you Dr.Verrees) though it has changed his plans for this season he is still holding true to his Packers.

Super Bowl prediction: Jets vs. Eagles in a slugfest.**
**To those who do not care for the game it just might be true we hate what we do not understand.
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Sep 8, 2011 - 10:27pm PT
Ugh!
ms55401

Trad climber
minneapolis, mn
Sep 8, 2011 - 10:33pm PT
I recognize only two seasons:

baseball and ice climbing.
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Sep 8, 2011 - 11:27pm PT

This man knows FUTBOL!!!!

bergbryce

Mountain climber
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Sep 9, 2011 - 02:30am PT
ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBAAAAAAAAAAALLLLL!!!????

http://www.cardboardconnection.com/sports-videos/out-of-left-field-video-of-the-day-chris-farley-as-monday-night-footballs-hank-williams-jr

Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Sep 12, 2011 - 10:13pm PT
looks like an ugly start to an ugly season... but I'm not complaining to loudly yet as the Patriots look like they're going to win tonight...
Off White

climber
Tenino, WA
Sep 12, 2011 - 11:17pm PT
Is that the game with the funny shaped ball, or is it one of the ones played with sticks?
S.Leeper

Sport climber
Pflugerville, Texas
Sep 13, 2011 - 06:09pm PT
http://www.fark.com/vidplayer/6557245
the kid

Trad climber
fayetteville, wv
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 13, 2011 - 06:21pm PT
Go Raiders!
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Sep 13, 2011 - 06:57pm PT
News Flash : Tebow is giving up on football and wants to try baseball but they told him he would have to start with Tee Ball. Oh well, there is always the ministry.
S.Leeper

Sport climber
Pflugerville, Texas
Sep 27, 2011 - 12:16am PT
sloppy cowboys win...
Hard Rock

Trad climber
Montana
Sep 27, 2011 - 10:18am PT
Everytime (including the first) the Packers have won the SuperBowl I have predicted it. I'm predicting them to win again this year.





I pick them to win it every year.
kunlun_shan

Mountain climber
SF, CA
Sep 27, 2011 - 10:25am PT
NOT football related, but check out these baseball reflexes!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=tOJ5JXwfeDo
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Dec 11, 2011 - 08:40pm PT
JESUS WINS AGAIN!


Pray hard, and don't forget the snap count. It's working.
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Dec 11, 2011 - 08:55pm PT
I concur, Cragman.

I never liked anything about the Broncos ever - even when they had a back-up quarterback named Weese ( my name ) who played in the Superbowl ( the first one they lost ) - but now I'm rooting for them. They're definitely playing the most exciting football in the league right now.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Dec 11, 2011 - 11:00pm PT
They're definitely playing the most exciting football in the league right now.

Against the weakest division in football. They barely beat the Cubs today. <Yawn>
S.Leeper

Social climber
somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
Jan 13, 2012 - 07:54pm PT
any suprises on who will go to the sooperbore, or will it be the usual suspects?
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 13, 2012 - 08:55pm PT
^^^ Dood, you smokin' crack? Pats 38 Donkeys 22 (if they're lucky)
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 13, 2012 - 09:07pm PT
Yes, but they were at home and Rothlisberger musta been on pain meds the
way he was playing. Heck, the whole Steeler team looked to be on ludes.
The Pats are rested and ready, trust me. :-)
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Jan 14, 2012 - 07:39pm PT
Game starts in a few.

Tebow is gonna get owned.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Jan 14, 2012 - 07:48pm PT
Dean, it's nothing personal. Heck, it's just a game.

I live in NH, and have seen Brady play some incredible games.

May the better team win.
Dapper Dan

Trad climber
Menlo Park
Jan 14, 2012 - 08:17pm PT
49ers ! Winning the game of a lifetime !!
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Jan 14, 2012 - 08:18pm PT
That was just the first game of the weekend!
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Jan 14, 2012 - 08:22pm PT
NE scores in the first two minutes.
StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Jan 14, 2012 - 08:23pm PT
49ers
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Jan 14, 2012 - 10:38pm PT
42 - 7. The Good Guys are behind.

They're setting up a miracle fourth quarter comeback.
nevahpopsoff

Boulder climber
the woods
Jan 14, 2012 - 10:55pm PT
that's going to take divine intervention, "when God makes the impossible, possible". now the press can find another ass to kiss.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 15, 2012 - 12:55am PT
My prediction of Pats 38 Donkeys 22 obviously gave the Donkeys too much credit.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Jan 22, 2012 - 03:07pm PT
Let's go Pats!
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Jan 22, 2012 - 06:05pm PT
"Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy"

"Thou shalt have no other gods before me."

So I guess the only question is how your god will be smiting and afflicting you all. Plagues? Famine? George W. Bush? Newt Gangrene?
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Jan 22, 2012 - 06:38pm PT
wow, still in shock...
that was amazing, what a dog fight

and of course, I'm happy the Pats won in the end, but who could have known that... I'm still waiting for the OT kickoff.
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Jan 22, 2012 - 06:50pm PT
I'm glad we were spared finishing a game under those dopey post season overtime rules.

I like sudden-death better.
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Jan 22, 2012 - 10:11pm PT
Overtime, in the rain. Winner goes to the Superbowl.

If you don't like this, you're wrong.
richross

Trad climber
Jan 22, 2012 - 10:34pm PT
Way to go Giants!
WBraun

climber
Jan 22, 2012 - 10:49pm PT
Brutal game fought in the trenches.

Teams were pretty evenly matched, and defenses were awesome.

9ers played kind of conservative, no bootlegs.

The game was won by whomever made mistakes.

Manning took a lot of hits and kept his cool.

Brutal game and I got my football here all warmed up.

meet me in the parking lot for the beat down .....
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Jan 22, 2012 - 11:01pm PT
Manning took a lot of hits and kept his cool.

I think that was the difference.
john hansen

climber
Jan 22, 2012 - 11:07pm PT
The two turnovers on punt returns might of had something to do with it.
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Jan 22, 2012 - 11:12pm PT
I think that was the difference.

NO WAY!

# 10 was the difference.

2 turnovers by the same freaking idiot. If not for him 90% 9ers would win in the regulation....goddamnit!!!!
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Aug 25, 2012 - 08:10pm PT
Does anyone besides the Raiders play on the dirt infield of a baseball diamond?

Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
Aug 26, 2012 - 06:39am PT
Are you ready for some FOOTBALL?

No.

I quit watching football after the Minnesota Viking lost the Superbowl four times in 7 years.

The stress and disappointment was unbearable. I have permanent emotional scars.
lubbockclimber

Trad climber
lubbock,tx
Aug 26, 2012 - 08:13am PT
I live in Texas. This is where I come to get away from all the football.
P.Rob

Social climber
Pacomia, Ca - Y Que?
Sep 5, 2012 - 01:41am PT
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2012/sep/01/warahawks-lose-their-opener-to-everett-66-54/?print=1

Just a happy Pop not bragging but celebrating the life of his son! A year ago May, my son Brayton had a tumor removed from his left frontal lobe. Fast forward 16 months and he is the starting Quarterback for a little upstart college program in the Olympic Peninsula. They lost their opener but hey they had lots of fun. The score looks like a high school basket ball game . He always was to big to climb :0)


p.s. 3 mri's no sign of the tumor returning. With the Titanium plate in his dome I tell his mom's that he can take a hit better than ever ... not sure she believes that
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Sep 9, 2012 - 08:25pm PT
I can't believe NBC is still running with that stupid "waiting all day for Sunday night" opening theme.

Sounds like it was written by Beavis and Butthead.

Al Michaels needs to go too. I get the impression he would be happier calling the horse races or golf, because that's the direction he always steers the conversation toward.
ms55401

Trad climber
minneapolis, mn
Sep 9, 2012 - 08:33pm PT
al michaels is an imbecile

football is opium for dipshits. keeps the white middle-class placated, however.
yosemite 5.9

climber
santa cruz
Sep 9, 2012 - 10:26pm PT
I think UCS is overrated at #2. UCLA is vastly improved and will move into the top 25 I think.

Watched the Packers play moatly uninspired against the 49ers today.



donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Sep 9, 2012 - 10:58pm PT
Well....one thing you have to say about NFL players, they leave it all on the field- their life expectancy is 55.
and
for lineman it's 52.
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Sep 10, 2012 - 12:32am PT
I'll put my 440 time up against a NFL lineman any day of the week ( even on Sunday ), and I haven't done any running since I ran from the cops when I was a kid.

Those guys didn't start out all that healthy.
philo

Trad climber
Somewhere halfway over the rainbow
Oct 7, 2012 - 01:57pm PT
Manning v Brady Oh Yeah!
Come on Broncos!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 7, 2012 - 04:18pm PT
Pro football sold its soul to the networks. The game has totally no flow
and it is decided by bureaucrats who make up rules to favor the home team.

College football is better but it is being taken over by TV too.
TV timeouts? Really?
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Oct 7, 2012 - 04:21pm PT
Manning v Brady Oh Yeah!
Come on Broncos!

Root all you want, but Brady and the Pats are going to crush Denver!!!!!
Jon Beck

Trad climber
Oceanside
Oct 7, 2012 - 05:18pm PT
I am not so sure Brandon, the Peyton of two seasons ago has been showing up lately
little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
Nov 4, 2012 - 12:40am PT
Patrick Sawyer

climber
Originally California now Ireland
Nov 8, 2012 - 04:37am PT
Football? You mean gridiron

Football was last night, Celtic beating Barcelona, though I support both teams, Celtic since 1969 and Barca since 1982, when I was at the Camp Nou (Nou Camp to some) for the Itlay vs Poland semi-final in the World Cup.

But Celtic beating perhaps the best team in the world... priceless.

Okay, perhaps the Bhoys were a bit lucky against Barca, but luck counts. And Barcelona released a statement saying, Congratulations Celtic.

However, my late brother Mac was a diehard Raiders Fan (even after Al Davis took them south). I saw them in 1967 at the Oakland Coliseum (I think against the Broncos) as a paperboy, a group of us were taken there by the Oakland Tribune.

I like the Raiders, but somehow, I am still a 49ers fan.

Baseball is not my game, but... Go Giants. Mac was also a big A's fan. I like the A's, but they are my second team next to the SF Giants.

I like to see Barcelona beat everyone, except Celtic. Same with the Giants over the A's and the 49ers over the Raiders. Otherwise, go Raiders.

GO GLASGOW CELTIC, GO BHOYS.
Rockin' Gal

Trad climber
Boulder
Nov 8, 2012 - 04:28pm PT
Tim Tebow's email hacked--now that is funny!
Packers have a bye this weekend, which is too bad as the weather will require some football watching.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Nov 8, 2012 - 06:12pm PT
What, you can't see the invisible string on the ball?

Here's the next Messi. I watched him practicing by himself in the rain
and the freezing azz wind in Ushuaia for a few minutes. He was intense.
Of course intense and football are synonyms in Argentina.

Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Nov 23, 2012 - 11:28pm PT
Forty years ago this week ( mas o menos ), Howard's Halftime Highlights.

[Click to View YouTube Video]
Fritz

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
Nov 23, 2012 - 11:37pm PT
WOW! Anyone catch the last 1/4 and overtime of the Washington/Washington State Game today?

It was an incredible comeback by the underdog.

Washington ranked #25 in the U.S.

Washington State, with an 8-game losing streak and ranked in ESPN's "Bottom-10" list of the worst teams in college football.

SWEEEEEEEEEET WIN WSU!

http://scores.espn.go.com/ncf/recap?gameId=323280265



lick your "leper-wounds" dawgs.

Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Nov 23, 2012 - 11:53pm PT
I'm trying not to feel too smug over the Patriots v. Jets game last night...
philo

Trad climber
Somewhere halfway over the rainbow
Nov 24, 2012 - 12:24am PT
Highlights of the Great John Elway

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQecaYSKsB0&feature=fvwp
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Nov 24, 2012 - 12:35am PT
Fritz, very kindly would you please











































SHUT THE FOCK UP!

signed,

ye olde Husky letterman :-(
Fritz

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
Nov 24, 2012 - 12:47am PT
Reilly: I am sorry for you and "the-dawgs".


I'm not even a WSU grad, but I lived 13 miles away in Moscow, Idaho from 1967-1983 and enjoyed going to games at WSU to watch "big-time" football and B-Ball.

I do appreciate how much each team wants to win these rival-games.

PS (I also remember the numerous times that Washington beat WSU in an upset in that final game and ruined WSU's chance of going to a bowl-game.)
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Nov 25, 2012 - 01:32pm PT
Fresno State MW champs.

And Go Irish, FIGHT!

philo

Trad climber
Somewhere halfway over the rainbow
Dec 2, 2012 - 11:46am PT
How 'bout them Broncos.
The AFC WEST never looked better.


Vin T bikinis
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151098011780163&set=a.111814850162.105452.13137220162&type=1&theater
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Dec 9, 2012 - 08:31pm PT
It's snowing in Green Bay!
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Dec 12, 2012 - 01:04am PT
seems like the Patriots won on Monday night...
sort of heard it going in and out on the radio driving back from Pinnacles...

Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Dec 30, 2012 - 07:09pm PT
One thing I've never done is I've never tuned into a football game hoping to see Sixty Minutes.

I don't know who does that, but every week they have to say "no, Sixty Minutes will be on when it's always on".
Mimi

climber
Dec 30, 2012 - 08:49pm PT
Several good deciding games today.

Did your team make it to the playoffs?
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Dec 30, 2012 - 09:28pm PT
oh ya!
Edge

Trad climber
New Durham, NH
Dec 31, 2012 - 12:34am PT
I was at the Broncos-Chiefs game today. The stadium was electric with the news of the Texans loss, and I was following the Patriots game on my cell phone as they beat up on Miami and secured a first round bye. Go Pats!


Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Dec 31, 2012 - 12:37am PT
Who cares about your sutpid "football", anyway?

Canada totally crushed the USA at the world junior hockey championships today, in Russia at that. Well, OK, Canada beat the USA 2-1, but a win's a win.
http://www.vancouversun.com/Sports/hockey/worldjuniors2013/Canada+remains+undefeated+after+over/7758080/story.html
MisterE

Social climber
Dec 31, 2012 - 12:38am PT
People think about other sports besides climbing here?

Huh, who knew?

;)
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Dec 31, 2012 - 12:41am PT
Edge man you are on the edge.
Edge

Trad climber
New Durham, NH
Dec 31, 2012 - 12:57am PT
You got that right Philo.

The Pats were the last team to beat the Broncos, and I have a sneaking suspicion that they will meet again in the AFC Championship game. Manning looked pretty surgical today, but given his history with New England, I'm thinking he wants to see anyone but the Pats.

My restaurant will be serving up horse burgers in three weeks.

Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Jan 12, 2013 - 08:54pm PT
WTF just happened!
hopefully not a portent of tomorrows AFC game...
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Jan 12, 2013 - 08:56pm PT
What are you talking about? That was a great game! I hope we get three more just like it this weekend.
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Jan 12, 2013 - 08:56pm PT
^^^^^^^. Ha ha, don't know. Crazeeeeeeeeee. But I'm currently on the East Coast so all happiness here.

Susan
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Jan 12, 2013 - 08:57pm PT
it was an exciting game, but how do the Ravens out score the Broncos... at 38 to 35.. you'd think 14 to 10 or something...

john hansen

climber
Jan 12, 2013 - 09:00pm PT
I would like to know, why they took a knee with 31 seconds and 2 time outs.
nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Jan 12, 2013 - 09:06pm PT
go SEAHAWKS!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 12, 2013 - 09:09pm PT
The Ravens wanted it more.


How about the face mask non-call in the Niners game? The ref threw the flag (it happened a few feet from him) and then picked it up! It would have been a travesty to call it a 5 yarder but to pick up the flag? Somebody needs to check that ref's financial situation.
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Jan 12, 2013 - 09:13pm PT
"I would like to know, why they took a knee with 31 seconds and 2 time outs."


I think they were tired. Maybe it was altitude.
Chinchen

climber
Way out there....
Jan 12, 2013 - 09:17pm PT
49ers!
Michelle

Trad climber
Toshi's Station, picking up power converters.
Jan 12, 2013 - 09:19pm PT
Niners are a little erratic right now.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jan 12, 2013 - 09:33pm PT
God damn best Broncos loss ever!

And K-man throws another to Crab for the td!

Off of Pack turn-over-overs!
Michelle

Trad climber
Toshi's Station, picking up power converters.
Jan 12, 2013 - 10:03pm PT
seems like Kaepernick has more rushing yards then all of GB
Michelle

Trad climber
Toshi's Station, picking up power converters.
Jan 12, 2013 - 10:11pm PT
naw, not him. he'd run!
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Jan 12, 2013 - 10:27pm PT
I've won more football pools by choosing teams by how cute I think the quarterback is, or how much I liked the uniforms. Drove the guys at work nutz. Would be interesting to see the win loss if the guys picked by hot the cheerleaders are.

Susan
monolith

climber
albany,ca
Jan 12, 2013 - 11:18pm PT
Now if only Seattle can beat Atlanta, we get another home game and a chance at payback.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jan 12, 2013 - 11:36pm PT
Say there Hocking & Timid--

The K-man's from Turlock High, y'know.

I think it's the same as having old Aaron as a homey if you're from Redding.

I was conflicted about maybe having the Broncs in the same Super Bowl as the Niners. I'm gald I don't have to go thru the same crap as years ago when that happened.

The Niners win! We just watched a total of eighteen hundred yards of offense between two games.

Harbaugh Bowl II coming?
Edge

Trad climber
New Durham, NH
Jan 13, 2013 - 12:12am PT
I'm predicting two straight Belichek/Harbaugh games to finish off the NFL season.
healyje

Trad climber
Portland, Oregon
Jan 13, 2013 - 06:23am PT
we get another home game and a chance at payback.

Gud luck with that.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Jan 13, 2013 - 12:02pm PT
I'm ready for some football.

Lets go Pats!
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Jan 13, 2013 - 12:54pm PT
Keyed up for the Bird Bath!

May the Dirty Birds get Mopped Up by the SeaChickens!
Reeotch

Trad climber
4 Corners Area
Jan 13, 2013 - 01:26pm PT
Can the Hawks pull off a mirical????
monolith

climber
albany,ca
Jan 13, 2013 - 02:34pm PT
Seattle's getting a little payback in the home town noise department. Still hope Seattle can come back.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 13, 2013 - 02:36pm PT
Pete Carrol's play calling is way too conservative. He's not taking advantage of Wilson's mobility, either.

Of course, it would help if NFL refs weren't so consistently favorable to the home team.
little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
Jan 13, 2013 - 02:59pm PT
I was...but after that first half (Seattle-Atlanta), the only thing I'm ready for is some lunch
Wade Icey

Trad climber
www.alohashirtrescue.com
Jan 13, 2013 - 03:09pm PT
When does football season start?
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Jan 13, 2013 - 03:33pm PT
4:30 EST.
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Jan 13, 2013 - 03:35pm PT
I like The Birds in the early game.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 13, 2013 - 03:42pm PT
Are the Seahawks gonna pull off another miracle? 7;23 left but the
little woman is pushing to leave on a hike. I hope my iPhone will get reception.
healyje

Trad climber
Portland, Oregon
Jan 13, 2013 - 03:42pm PT
Hawks and Falcons, they're all birds out there...
Reeotch

Trad climber
4 Corners Area
Jan 13, 2013 - 03:50pm PT
If Seattle's offense could only step up to the level of their defense . . .
healyje

Trad climber
Portland, Oregon
Jan 13, 2013 - 03:56pm PT
Absolutely agree, they're stepping up way, way late in the game.
Michelle

Trad climber
Toshi's Station, picking up power converters.
Jan 13, 2013 - 04:01pm PT
holy crap, what a GAME Seattle!

healyje

Trad climber
Portland, Oregon
Jan 13, 2013 - 04:03pm PT
That's the most ridiculous comeback in history.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 13, 2013 - 04:03pm PT
The refs are conferring on how best to steal the game from Seattle.
Michelle

Trad climber
Toshi's Station, picking up power converters.
Jan 13, 2013 - 04:07pm PT
let'sjust hope they can keep Atlanta back.


edit: not looking like it.
Michelle

Trad climber
Toshi's Station, picking up power converters.
Jan 13, 2013 - 04:10pm PT
noooooooooo!!!!!!
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Jan 13, 2013 - 04:11pm PT
That was quite a game.
Edge

Trad climber
New Durham, NH
Jan 13, 2013 - 04:11pm PT
Cardiac units are mobilizing in both states.
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Jan 13, 2013 - 04:14pm PT
Was that Vern Fonk standing on the Seattle sideline?
Michelle

Trad climber
Toshi's Station, picking up power converters.
Jan 13, 2013 - 04:14pm PT
damn, so close. what a great game!
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Jan 13, 2013 - 04:16pm PT
Does anybody but me remember back when this was the easiest week to make a few bucks betting on football? Just take the home teams, and give the points. It used to be so simple.
Michelle

Trad climber
Toshi's Station, picking up power converters.
Jan 13, 2013 - 04:16pm PT
and on to the next game.

Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Jan 13, 2013 - 04:17pm PT
Lets go, Pats!
healyje

Trad climber
Portland, Oregon
Jan 13, 2013 - 04:17pm PT
Woke up too late.
Reeotch

Trad climber
4 Corners Area
Jan 13, 2013 - 04:18pm PT
Sorry Seattle fans, I think I jinxed it, calling a premature victory :(

That's what I love about football though.
Michelle

Trad climber
Toshi's Station, picking up power converters.
Jan 13, 2013 - 04:30pm PT
Ya, gotta go with Brady

Edge

Trad climber
New Durham, NH
Jan 13, 2013 - 05:48pm PT
Houston seems to be struggling with the pace of the New England O.
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Jan 13, 2013 - 08:48pm PT
ok, Pats victorious, yeah!, a nervous victory to watch as the comebacks and other ups and downs of the weekend didn't make any lead seem safe...

Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Jan 13, 2013 - 09:39pm PT
Patriots v. 'Niners in Superbowl XXXXIV ( or whatever Superbowl's coming up )
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jan 13, 2013 - 10:03pm PT
Sorry, Chaz, I'm busting that with a Harbaugh bowl.

I have to defend my pose as a prognosticator.
"Giants in Four."--MFM on the Forum before the last World Series (XCVII?).
God knows it's a pose. She just dropped a bundle on the niners!!
Michelle

Trad climber
Toshi's Station, picking up power converters.
Jan 13, 2013 - 10:16pm PT
I'm on board with a brother bowl. That would be awesome!
Michelle

Trad climber
Toshi's Station, picking up power converters.
Jan 20, 2013 - 12:38pm PT
Happy Sunday :)
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 20, 2013 - 01:14pm PT
Pats 27 - Niners 23 Take it to the bank, baby.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jan 20, 2013 - 02:42pm PT
NUTS!!!
Harbaugh Bowl.

If wishes were horses the Niners would have won last year in Jim's rookie season, but I'll take what I get. But I'm not doing any betting...
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Jan 20, 2013 - 02:56pm PT
Your odds of a Harbaugh Bowl depend on the weather in Foxboro, which is supposed to not only be freezing cold, but crazy windy.

If the windy weather forces a ground game, Baltimore may have a chance to at least cover the spread.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jan 20, 2013 - 03:29pm PT
The first quarter lightning strike. Ouch!

And the taking out of the security guard (he was OK) by the Niners defense--no flag, not intentional...another ouch!

Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 20, 2013 - 03:50pm PT
DT, how is Atlanta's defense gonna get tired with every possession three and out?

SF's secondary is way overmatched. SF's D line is overmatched.
SF's offense ain't built for the big plays they will need to come back.
the kid

Trad climber
fayetteville, wv
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 20, 2013 - 03:51pm PT
Lets Go NINERS>>
need to snap out of it and finish this quarter strong..
who's with me..
Michelle

Trad climber
Toshi's Station, picking up power converters.
Jan 20, 2013 - 04:00pm PT
OK, WTF guys?
mojede

Trad climber
Butte, America
Jan 20, 2013 - 04:04pm PT
Time to settle in for a horse race--can the mud Falcons keep up with the energy of youth????
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Jan 20, 2013 - 04:30pm PT
Noooooooooooooooooooooo

Susan
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 20, 2013 - 05:09pm PT
Does Akers have a deadeye or what?
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Jan 20, 2013 - 05:11pm PT
Noooooooooooooooooooooooooo


Susan
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Jan 20, 2013 - 05:23pm PT
Yesssssssssssssssssssssssss


Susan

Edit. Noooooooooooooooooooooooo


Edit. Yessssssssssssssssssssssss
Michelle

Trad climber
Toshi's Station, picking up power converters.
Jan 20, 2013 - 05:26pm PT
NOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! WTF.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 20, 2013 - 05:27pm PT
Memo to M. Crabtree: That ain't yo mama's loaf of bread, dood.
mojede

Trad climber
Butte, America
Jan 20, 2013 - 05:30pm PT
I think that Harbaugh is still waiting to give the green light to #7


He teased us with a 20+ yarder once...



...now it's time to pour it on

Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 20, 2013 - 05:50pm PT
Nothing like a homer instant replay, huh? The frikking ball bounced off the turf!
mojede

Trad climber
Butte, America
Jan 20, 2013 - 05:57pm PT
Sooo long, Atlanta
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Jan 20, 2013 - 06:00pm PT
^^^^^^^^^^^^. Pleeeeeeeeeezzzzzzzeeeeee


Susan
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 20, 2013 - 06:07pm PT
Turnovers will get you every time.

Memo to Kaepernick: Don't overthink it, bro! Run the damn play!
Michelle

Trad climber
Toshi's Station, picking up power converters.
Jan 20, 2013 - 06:16pm PT
Alright, next game.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jan 20, 2013 - 06:18pm PT
This broadcast brought to you by Alofa Bread and Frank Gore's mama (RIP), Reilly!
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Jan 20, 2013 - 06:34pm PT
Good for SF....it's been some time. Don't think they have much of a chance against either the Patriots or Jaguars.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 20, 2013 - 06:41pm PT
Any truth to the rumor that Ray Lewis is gonna join KISS when he retires?
He's got the makeup down, eh?
Edge

Trad climber
New Durham, NH
Jan 20, 2013 - 07:03pm PT
Lloyd is too talented and has been underused this season; look for him to have a big night.
Srbphoto

climber
Kennewick wa
Jan 20, 2013 - 07:26pm PT
Good for SF....it's been some time. Don't think they have much of a chance against either the Patriots or Jaguars.

Quote of the thread!
WBraun

climber
Jan 20, 2013 - 08:11pm PT
It's SUNDAY again !!!!!!

And the little leather ball rooools .....
bit'er ol' guy

climber
the past
Jan 20, 2013 - 09:19pm PT
Football all day

posting all night on ST



KILLER!!!!!!!!
StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Jan 20, 2013 - 09:25pm PT
SF beat the Patriots at home already. Not too worried ;-)
monolith

climber
albany,ca
Jan 20, 2013 - 09:28pm PT
Double Harbaugh Superbowl!

It's over, just keep the clock running.
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Jan 20, 2013 - 09:29pm PT
This weekend always reminds me of the job I had printing t-shirts.

Our shop - like most others I'm sure - always printed up a huge run of Superbowl commerative t-shirts every year, which were sold wholesale to places like bars, car clubs, biker clubs, etc. You've seen the type.

This was - and probably still is - totally illegal. But I assume the statute of limitations as far as my participation goes has expired.

As soon as the first game finished, the artist had half his puzzle solved. While the second game was being played, he made up two different designs. One representing either outcome.

About halftime of the second game, we'd gather at the shirt shop and watch the second half on TV. As soon as the outcome was determined, it was START THE PRESSES!, and we'd go all night. We'd pull squeegees like madmen until dawn. Wages were paid in cash.

Right about NOW, there are t-shirt shops all over the country firing up their outlaw runs.
mojede

Trad climber
Butte, America
Jan 20, 2013 - 09:48pm PT
Whooda thunk--defense gets you to the Super Bowl, but then...




























































































































































...watch out for the running QB!
mojede

Trad climber
Butte, America
Jan 20, 2013 - 09:49pm PT
^^^like
Michelle

Trad climber
Toshi's Station, picking up power converters.
Jan 20, 2013 - 09:50pm PT
BROTHER BOWL!!!!!
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jan 20, 2013 - 09:53pm PT
Ahem...

Niners in four.





















































Quarters.

No points by either losing team in the second half.
monolith

climber
albany,ca
Jan 20, 2013 - 09:58pm PT
Pats 67-0 at home when leading at half. Now 67-1.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jan 25, 2013 - 08:11pm PT
The line in Las Vegas right now has the 49ers a 4-point favorite.

That will likely change as the bookmakers attempt to even out the betting before game time.

Let the bon ton rou-lay!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3PEqasm1WE
StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Jan 25, 2013 - 08:57pm PT
9er's

Never lost a Super Bowl
S.Leeper

Social climber
somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
Jan 25, 2013 - 09:39pm PT
This will be the first!

The curse of E.A.P!
labrat

Trad climber
Auburn, CA
Feb 1, 2013 - 08:20pm PT
I hope the 49's win......
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Sep 6, 2013 - 02:12pm PT
Peyton is the MANning!
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Sep 6, 2013 - 02:15pm PT
Some sort of record last night, no? 7 TD passes in a game? It's been a long time since that happened.

It'll be great when Brady and the Pats humiliate the Broncos this year.
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Sep 6, 2013 - 05:00pm PT
Seven TD passes with No interceptions. Only happened once before.
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Sep 6, 2013 - 05:17pm PT
What was up with the 45-minute delay in getting the game started?
Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
Sep 6, 2013 - 05:21pm PT
Yes I am:


COYS!

Couldn't care less about the head traumatized pigskin handlers you guys call footballers.
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Sep 6, 2013 - 05:32pm PT
I was sitting in a bar a couple weeks ago, watching a soccer game on TV.

One player got the ball, and started running downfield. Nobody between him and the goal. Finally, I thought, we're going to actually see a score here.

THEN THE REFS BLEW THE PLAY DEAD!

It seems fast breaks are illegal in soccer. Screw that! You can keep it.
Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
Sep 6, 2013 - 06:08pm PT
"It seems fast breaks are illegal in soccer"

It seems you have no idea what you're talking about. The offside rule is just so complicated to understand.

No fast break here at all:

[Click to View YouTube Video]
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Sep 6, 2013 - 06:10pm PT
The offside rule is just so complicated to understand.

Well, it does have its nuances in Italy and South America.
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Sep 6, 2013 - 08:05pm PT
yay for FUTBOL!!!!!

well, even the 'merican football--keeps a lotta people indoors
on Sundays. . .hee hee hee. . .
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Sep 14, 2013 - 03:35pm PT
Did you know The Seahawks are playing this Sunday?


The Seahawks

Seahawks

The Seahawks

The 'Hawks

Seahawks

Seahawks

Seahawks

Seahawks The Seahawks Twelfth Man



JESUS CHRIST THAT'S ENOUGH ALREADY! JESUS!

That's ALL the local TV news up here can report, for the entire past week. I'm not talking the sports report, but the actual news. Headline, police blotter, human interest segment, weather, the whole goddamn broadcast. All Seahawks, all the time.

I guess it could be worse. I could be in Oregon. Then it would be all Ducks, all the time.
go-B

climber
Hebrews 1:3
Sep 15, 2013 - 07:27pm PT
goatboy smellz

climber
Nederland-GulfBreeze
Sep 15, 2013 - 08:10pm PT


Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree

Sep 6, 2013 - 02:21pm PT

Couldn't care less about the head traumatized pigskin handlers you guys call footballers.

Nobody asked your opinion.

Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Oct 21, 2013 - 08:30pm PT
Hell of a game coming up tonight.

1-4 Vikings vs 0-6 Giants.

Week seven, and these two teams have only one win between them.

At least they're evenly matched.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 21, 2013 - 09:25pm PT
American football is getting like Italian or S American . The refs keep coming up with the most
incredibly bogus calls that almost invariably favor the home team. WTF.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Oct 24, 2013 - 08:26pm PT
I love the Broncos and I love the odds.
They are one of the best things about Colorado, besides the climbing, of course.

Odds for them making the Super Bowl are now 3 to 1.

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1821408-updated-super-bowl-odds-for-every-nfl-team-heading-into-week-8/page/33

However, I never bet on football--too much can go suddenly south, like if PM got injured, that would have a huge effect on the outcome of any game and probably wreck their SB chances.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Nov 25, 2013 - 12:17am PT
Sunday Night Football:

Broncos 31
Patriots 31

Overtime.

goatboy smellz

climber
लघिमा
Nov 25, 2013 - 12:26am PT
Quite invigorating!
Great game.
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Nov 25, 2013 - 12:27am PT
Great day to be a football fan. Some good games were televised this week.
Edge

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Nov 25, 2013 - 12:34am PT
I was texting with my Denverite daughter when the Pats were down by 24; my response? "There's a lot of time left..."

I love it when the boys from New England make me look smart. Great game!
paganmonkeyboy

climber
mars...it's near nevada...
Nov 25, 2013 - 12:36am PT
peyton looks much more fun to play for - brady always seems to be pissed and yelling at people, which is weird when you know he's married to a supermodel that makes more money than he does and he should just just chill out and have fun...

my 2 pesos...
Edge

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Nov 25, 2013 - 12:40am PT
I think it's just differing leadership styles.

I imagine a night on the town with Brady would sure beat riding around in Payton's Buick looking for a rousing BBQ with Archie.
Snowmassguy

Trad climber
Calirado
Nov 25, 2013 - 12:49am PT
Uggs is still a pretty boy P*ssy
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Nov 25, 2013 - 12:59am PT
Knife in my heart!

Argh!

Shades of the Forty Niners' ineptitude with kicks!

Still, a fine game, really.

Brady's awesome.

I'll take 9 and 2. Meh...
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Nov 25, 2013 - 01:01am PT
Your 'Niners didn't lose this week. ( yet )
Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
Nov 25, 2013 - 01:05am PT
Sorry, I quit watching football when the Vikings lost 3 Superbowl games in four years.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Nov 25, 2013 - 01:08am PT
Don't tell lme they play tomorrow night...

Telling the truth, I've only watched one other game this year and that was Broncos and Chiefs last Sunday.

I have been too busy on Sundays and my TV is locked in the closet, so I streamed these two Sunday Night Games.



Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Nov 25, 2013 - 11:50am PT
an interesting game to watch where all the foibles of the two teams were on display... I'm glad that the Patriots "had the ball bounce their way"

the impressive fact was that they didn't succumb to the loss which everyone (including me) thought inevitable at the half... that shows incredible discipline for all elements of the game, offense, defense and special teams, during a game where the smallest of lapses at any of those aspects would be magnified. the patriots' last punt was an example of playing every minute of the game, at that point it was incredible that they might tie it... certainly winning was a distant thought.

the 7 turnovers was also amazing, and once again the patriots somehow came out of the game with +1, after giving up 3 in the first quarter. the elements played a major role.

my daughter texted me, also, but I wasn't watching my phone... which was good because I wouldn't have been as positive as Edge... bad patriot football for the first half against the best AFC team of 2013... and they should have lost. that they didn't made for a great second half (whatever the outcome).

Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Nov 25, 2013 - 01:20pm PT
It was a good game that was brought down by winning via a bonehead play.
I don't foresee Ridley and his manos de piedra playing much more for Belichick.
The other negative was having to put up with two bonehead announcers.
Michaels would be bearable without Mr Smarmyworth.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Dec 1, 2013 - 09:27pm PT
I'm pretty sure my Grannie runs faster than Eli Manning, and she's pushing up daisies.
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Dec 8, 2013 - 12:57pm PT
SNOW GAME IN PHILLY!!
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Dec 8, 2013 - 01:14pm PT
Eli's not paid to run.

He is paid to throw a Giant Bomb now and then, and it's beautiful.
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Dec 8, 2013 - 08:31pm PT
Apparently some one forgot to give Manning the "Peyton can't play in cold weather" memo.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Dec 8, 2013 - 08:53pm PT
The NFL needs to look into the finances of the ref who called the pass interference call that
gave the win to the Pats today. It was way beyond just plain bogus.
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Dec 8, 2013 - 08:56pm PT
it wasn't the only bad call in the game...
nor the only bad call by that referee team...

...but it is what it is... what about the last play during Pats at Carolina?
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Dec 12, 2013 - 08:07pm PT
Well I'm thinking my Broncos will need at least 45 points to win tonight. Chargers do not suck on Offense.

Wouldn't be surprised to see 100pts of total offense tonight.

Any takers?

Our pass defense is crap. So is the Chargers.

It's been a good year but I fear a sad Playoffs with a defense that gives away 26 points a game.
Jon Beck

Trad climber
Oceanside
Dec 12, 2013 - 08:11pm PT
I am not sure what to expect, they did not announce which Philip Rivers was going to suit up tonite. Hopefully not the Rivers that stalls in the red-zone. Can not beat the Donks kicking field goals all night.
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Dec 12, 2013 - 08:12pm PT
Red zone offense? Who cares? Redzone starts at about the 50 Yd line Vs Denver.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Dec 12, 2013 - 08:17pm PT
The Chargers in Denver? They've the proverbial two chances - Brrrr! and PhukIt'sKold!

They'll be lucky to score 20 points. 38-20 Broncos
I hope I'm wrong cause I hate Denver, but I'm rarely wrong, about anything. ;-)
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Dec 12, 2013 - 08:18pm PT
Find me a team that didn't score 20 points vs Denver this year.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Dec 12, 2013 - 08:19pm PT
I hear ya but the Chargers never do well at Mile High, especially when it is Koooold!
Edge

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Dec 12, 2013 - 08:29pm PT
It's not all that cold here.
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Dec 12, 2013 - 08:30pm PT
It is if you're from San Diego.




"Wouldn't be surprised to see 100pts of total offense tonight."

77 of those will be for Denver.
StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Dec 12, 2013 - 09:22pm PT
10-10

climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Dec 12, 2013 - 09:31pm PT
Apparently the Chargers didn't get the memo about passing being Denvers weak point.

Yeah.. lets run on 3rd and 19..Might as well take a knee next time.

StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Dec 12, 2013 - 09:47pm PT
17-10 SD
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Dec 12, 2013 - 11:28pm PT
Well that was an unpredictable game. Except for the part where Denvers defense sucks ass and allows an avg 26 ppg.

I WAS wrong about running the ball against Denver.. apparently the defense sucks against the BOTH the run and the pass.

27-20 Chargers.


Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Dec 13, 2013 - 12:41am PT
Kind of reminds me of all the debates about the "best" quarterback. You can look at stats all day and all night, but when the game is for all the chips, who do you want running the show? Some guy with gaudy statistics? Or whoever is your era's equivalent of Joe Montana?

Tobia

Social climber
Denial
Dec 13, 2013 - 01:34pm PT
first post on this thread. i'm about 45 miles from Auburn; but live on the GA side of the Chattahoochee River.

i have 4 GA graduates in my family who insist i should be a loyal GA fan; but my father was cardiologist consultant for the Tigers in the 60's, 70's and early 80's, so we all grew up Tiger fans. i spent a lot of time in (and under) wooden bleachers that used to be at the west end zone. As we got a little older we got to sit in prime seats on the 50 yd line; my oldest brother got to stand on the sideline with my dad.

i am slow to accept change and stick to my roots. i am not really a big "ra-ra", but i enjoy college football.

i went to FSU for graduate school for exercise physiology, so i favor them as long as far as the ACC goes; but i will have to pull for the Tigers in the championship game.

i imagine that game will live up to it's hype as both are deep in talent, both players and coaches.

Unless the hype goes to far and Auburn has a bad outing and seeing that no team can figure out Malzahn's offense, i believe the Tigers will come out on top after each team puts a lot of points on the board. if it comes down to the need of a last minute miracle for the Tigers to win, i can't imagine them having as much fortune as they have had the last two games; but what do i know?

and for the record, i don't pay any attention to the other professional football league as they are overly paid and with egos matching income. i just can't get into it.

that's my 2 worth.
Jon Beck

Trad climber
Oceanside
Dec 13, 2013 - 02:42pm PT
they are overly paid

yes, the owners in the luxury boxes should be getting all that money, would be so much more fair.
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Dec 15, 2013 - 08:23pm PT
So how much did the Packer's pay Romo to throw the game? Or is he really just hopeless?
go-B

climber
Hebrews 1:3
Dec 15, 2013 - 08:27pm PT
Pats loss give Broncos top seed in AFC!
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Dec 15, 2013 - 08:28pm PT
Reminds me of the "Longest Yard" in reverse. Fricking pitiful.
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Dec 15, 2013 - 08:33pm PT
Pats loss give Broncos top seed in AFC!

Not gunna matter.. cant win a Superbowl with our crappy defense
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Dec 15, 2013 - 08:38pm PT
Not a big NFL fan but i do get goosebumps when the Cowboys lose.....especially this way.
nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Dec 15, 2013 - 08:51pm PT
23-0

nothing like bookending a visit to NY with four games at Clink.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Dec 15, 2013 - 08:51pm PT
How 'bout that Eli, huh? Not only can my dearly departed granny outrun him but it appears she can out-throw him, to boot!
nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Dec 15, 2013 - 08:57pm PT
It's less about Eli sucking and more about playing against the best defense in the world :)
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Dec 15, 2013 - 08:57pm PT
Romo....grasping defeat from the jaws of victory!

He does it with consistency. Gotta give him credit for that. He makes millions and gets away with being the endless goat. Charlie Brown has nothing on Romo.......
nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Dec 20, 2013 - 10:19pm PT
Hard not to appreciate this story....


http://sports.yahoo.com/video/derrick-coleman-sound-silence-nfl-003142383.html
Edge

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Dec 22, 2013 - 03:12pm PT
Is this a classic trap game for the Broncos?

Schaub has been adequate in the past and back with a chip on his shoulder, and the Texans have something to prove as a team; Denver is piling up key injuries and a few teams have exposed methods for containing them.

Chiefs are down big to the Colts.

Hopefully the networks will show the NE/Baltimore game.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Dec 22, 2013 - 03:38pm PT
Nature, that's deafenitely a fine report on one giant aspect of the success of the Seahawks this season.

Edge, as the third quarter closes in the Texans' attempt to derail the Broncos juggernaut, it's a three point lead for Denver. I'm not watching but I'm still on the edge of my seat.
I thought of you as soon as I was given this magazine.
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Dec 22, 2013 - 03:56pm PT
Edge writes:

"Hopefully the networks will show the NE/Baltimore game."


Ha ha ha! Here, L.A. TV decided we need to see the Raider-Charger game instead. I hope you guys in CO have better luck than we do out here.

Raiders-Chargers. That's like the opposite of The Game Of The Week.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Dec 22, 2013 - 04:01pm PT
Didja know the Raiders suck?

And the score in the Texans/Broncos game jumps to 30-13 seemingly like magic!

BOOM!

^^^Da Boom! Virtually the best thing to come out of Oakland Raiders' Futbol. Maybe they shoed try soccer. It wouldn't hurt so much when they LOSE and LOSE and LOSE.
Reeotch

climber
4 Corners Area
Dec 22, 2013 - 07:10pm PT
Is Arizona about to pull off an upset?

2 point conversion, booya, Nature!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Dec 22, 2013 - 07:14pm PT
I'm almost done with football due to homer refs. I don't have any love for
the Raiders but that was totally a TD - he had control of the ball, he took
two steps, crossed the plane, and the ball came out after he hit the ground.
Then those network retarded apologists said it was a good call.
ARE YOU KIDDING ME?
Mimi

climber
Dec 22, 2013 - 07:18pm PT
Sketch, you're a Carolina fan? Saints blew that one big time.
nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Dec 22, 2013 - 08:14pm PT
Reilly - did you see the last INT in the 'Hawks game? Looks like the Refs from the Steelers superbowl were also at this game.
StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Dec 22, 2013 - 09:04pm PT
I am a Chargers fan, but I agree the Raiders got ripped off
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Dec 22, 2013 - 10:04pm PT
Peyton the Greaton.
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Dec 22, 2013 - 10:05pm PT
I'd be worried he's peaking too early.

Remember Icky Woods?
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Dec 22, 2013 - 10:05pm PT
http://www.philadelphiaeagles.com/news/article-1/Rachel-Washburn-An-American-Hero/7cdb5171-2955-4c44-8bdf-dc4f145641d8
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Dec 30, 2013 - 12:48am PT
Remember Billy "White Shoes" Johnson?
Ho ho ho and laughing all the way...
97.2 rating.

What's not to like? His chances at the ring?
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Dec 30, 2013 - 12:52am PT
Beyond all the records he left in his wake this season if Peyton Manning wins a Super Bowl with the Broncos he would be the only QB to win Super Bowls with more than one team.

Does anyone still regret getting rid of Tebow?
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Dec 30, 2013 - 12:53am PT
Who?
nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Dec 30, 2013 - 01:50pm PT
NFC West Champs.

BOOM!
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Dec 30, 2013 - 01:55pm PT
Pats are going all the way, they are kicking ass with stars on the DL. Brady is peaking, or has peaked, but is still one of the best QB's ever. Belichick? Don't get me started. The guy has a huge analytical brain, and is cool as a cucumber under pressure.
nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Dec 31, 2013 - 02:24pm PT
Percy Harvin to practice Thursday. He says to the 12th man - I'll see you in two weeks.


Git Some!
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Dec 31, 2013 - 04:14pm PT
Playoffs are unpredictable, my only pick.....Broncos and Seahawks will not meet in the Superbowl.
nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Dec 31, 2013 - 04:25pm PT
so then Jim... who will the Seahawks be playing?


oh yeah... only prediction. :p
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Dec 31, 2013 - 04:31pm PT
or.....who will the Broncos be playing? They're clearly the two best teams but with parity among the top teams the playoffs are a minefield, New England, San Franciso......
Dr.Sprock

Boulder climber
I'm James Brown, Bi-atch!
Dec 31, 2013 - 04:36pm PT
Hawks will win superbowl,
Edge

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Dec 31, 2013 - 05:12pm PT
who will the Broncos be playing?

Interesting, but in the second round the Broncos first playoff game will be against either KC, San Diego, or Indy. Two of the three have already beaten them this year.
Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Dec 31, 2013 - 06:52pm PT
My prediction is Broncos vs. Indy in the Divisional game. KC is fading fast, and San Diego was lucky to get this far...
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Dec 31, 2013 - 06:59pm PT
What Brokedown said +1
nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Dec 31, 2013 - 07:04pm PT
I'm good with that prediction.

GB > SF
NO > Phili

SEA > NO
CAR > GB

SEA > CAR
StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Dec 31, 2013 - 07:10pm PT
Don't underestimate the 9'ers.
go-B

climber
Hebrews 1:3
Dec 31, 2013 - 07:17pm PT
On any given Sunday any team can win.
I want the Broncos to win the SB.
I don't think the Colts will win at Denver.
The weather was a big factor to their loss to the Pats, could be a factor in Jersey SB?
nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Dec 31, 2013 - 07:43pm PT
I'm not underestimating them. I'm disrespecting them.
Edge

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Dec 31, 2013 - 08:11pm PT
My bold and biased predictions for the AFC:

Cincy will beat San Diego, then lose to the Patriots in Foxboro.

KC will edge Indy, then lose (again) to the Broncos.

New England will beat Denver in the Championship game.

Ha!
nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Dec 31, 2013 - 08:16pm PT
So in other words, Edge... Donini is wrong.

Hawks/Broncos SB.

The best passing offense against the best passing defense.
Edge

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Dec 31, 2013 - 08:36pm PT
So in other words, Edge... Donini is wrong.

What? It could happen...
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Dec 31, 2013 - 09:00pm PT
Y'all are fiddling while Rome burns

SEAHAWKS!!!!!
nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Dec 31, 2013 - 09:16pm PT
Y'all are fiddling while Rome burns

SEAHAWKS!!!!!

I should start a Reilly appreciation thread!
Srbphoto

climber
Kennewick wa
Dec 31, 2013 - 10:36pm PT
Seaducks won't win. the Super Bowl is an away game
Osprey

climber
Jan 1, 2014 - 02:29am PT
Actually, the NFC has home team designation for Superbowl XLVII.

Go Hawks!
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jan 1, 2014 - 02:48am PT
He mentioned Duck Dynasty and I ducked the rest of TB's inertview.

TB Who?
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Jan 1, 2014 - 02:54am PT
Broncos. My New Favorite Team.

Go Donks!
Edge

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Jan 4, 2014 - 06:07pm PT
KC will edge Indy

I foresaw a win, but holy schnikeys, not this beotch slap down.
nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Jan 4, 2014 - 06:55pm PT
oh it's a game....
Ward Trotter

Trad climber
Jan 4, 2014 - 07:52pm PT
What a comeback.
I thought it was possible but highly improbable.
I almost passed on it and was about to go to the store.
Glad I didn't.

It's not over though....
All the Chiefs need is a field goal at this point.

Hey how about Luck's TD
One of the best heads-up plays I've seen all year.

Win or lose the Colts really made this a game in the second half. That takes heart.

Wow it looks like The Colts are going to win this game.
Unbelievable

What a total bummer for KC. I feel for them. Really.

Un-frigging-believable
nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Jan 4, 2014 - 08:02pm PT
unreal.....


Go Saints! (so you can travel to Clink and get your asses handed to you)
nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Jan 4, 2014 - 09:09pm PT
Isn't this suppose to be the high scoring game?
Srbphoto

climber
Kennewick wa
Jan 4, 2014 - 09:34pm PT
Actually, the NFC has home team designation for Superbowl XLVII.

Don't think it will be the same though :)

Paul S

Mountain climber
Portland, Or
Jan 4, 2014 - 09:58pm PT
What is the big deal with home field designation in the Superbowl besides getting to wear home uniforms?

The Seacock fans will be rooting for Aaron Rodgers and the Packers tomorrow. Careful what you wish for.

Looking like another Manning vs Luck matchup in Denver next week.

Go Broncos!!
nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Jan 4, 2014 - 10:18pm PT
Ahhh... a sixty-whiner fan.

Naw... I don't care who wins the GB game tomorrow. Donkey-dick fans will be lucky to be rooting for their team in the SB.

Looks like NO is making the trip to Clink so even if SF makes it out of GB they will be hard pressed to beat Carolina.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jan 4, 2014 - 10:51pm PT
Edge.....was WRONG!?Tess is rabid about Denver, excuse her manners.
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Jan 4, 2014 - 11:25pm PT
Wow! Two outstanding games.

Let's hope tomorrow's games are as good.
Ward Trotter

Trad climber
Jan 4, 2014 - 11:30pm PT
Wow! Two outstanding games.

Very true. Two excellent games. Pro football at its best.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 4, 2014 - 11:47pm PT
Geez, I quit watching the KC game when it was 38-10. What an epic collapse, but kudos
to the aptly named Luck and crew, eh?
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Jan 5, 2014 - 12:42am PT
Yeah two excellent games..

Man I did not want to see the Colts win. Their pass game matches up way to well against Denvers poor defense.

Hope I'm wrong.
Dave Davis

Social climber
Seattle, WA
Jan 5, 2014 - 03:29am PT
The Super Bowl may be an away game, but you may have noticed that the stadium it's being played in saw a Seahawks, shut out victory earlier in the season. They are actually capable of playing on the road.
Ward Trotter

Trad climber
Jan 5, 2014 - 02:41pm PT
I predict the Chargers will find a way to beat the Bengals in the second half--only if Rivers and company quit playing so conservative and start really moving the ball with some big plays.

Bengals sure do play good at home


Hey are you ready for some Foosball?


Looking forward to the Packer/49er game.
Deadly global warming conditions.
Sub-zero Pain and suffering...can't wait
Paul S

Mountain climber
Portland, Or
Jan 5, 2014 - 02:53pm PT
"The Super Bowl may be an away game, but you may have noticed that the stadium it's being played in saw a Seahawks, shut out victory earlier in the season".

Because the Giants were a real test this year.
Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Jan 5, 2014 - 03:00pm PT
The road to the Super Bowl passes through Denver. Never bet against Peyton the Great 'Un.
Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Jan 5, 2014 - 03:03pm PT
The 40-Whiners are going to freeze in Green Bay!!

"Could be the coldest NFL game in history."
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 5, 2014 - 03:03pm PT
BOLTS! Rivers certainly has good touch. And where did SD rent some D from?

Broke, I hate to break it to you but the Packers actually have a losing
record on the Frozen Tundra in playoff games played when it is below 10F.
Ward Trotter

Trad climber
Jan 5, 2014 - 03:12pm PT
Likely to plunge below zero at Lambeau today.

That's cold for the crowd dudes. Reeeeeeeeaaaaaallllllllll co.......
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Jan 5, 2014 - 03:14pm PT
It gets pretty cold in San Francisco, too ... in the summertime.
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Jan 5, 2014 - 03:15pm PT
The only team that can beat the Broncos at this point of the season is the Broncos.
Avoidable mistakes, primarily on defense, have been their Achilles heal in 2013.
Ward Trotter

Trad climber
Jan 5, 2014 - 03:31pm PT
The Chargers need some red zone moves if they want to put this game away. Kudos to the Bengals goal line defense.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 5, 2014 - 03:34pm PT
Crappy play calling and Ronnie Brown runs like a girl.
On that last series Rivers did his usual bonehead clock management.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 5, 2014 - 03:54pm PT
Boy, Bengals have a real genius for offensive coordinator - 4th and 3 and
they go for the home run? Really? I guess they haven't heard of the West
Coast offense in Cincinnati.
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Jan 5, 2014 - 03:57pm PT
[Click to View YouTube Video]
nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Jan 5, 2014 - 04:12pm PT
Go Packers!
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Jan 5, 2014 - 04:17pm PT
Yay Chargers.. Better than the Colts for my Denver next week.

Ron? Any TV will show it.. no need for cable.
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Jan 5, 2014 - 04:27pm PT
It's on FOX, if that helps.

Look online for the local FOX station, they may have live feed.
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Jan 5, 2014 - 04:29pm PT
Channel 11 (no live stream local) and they have these things called Bars too...
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Jan 5, 2014 - 04:31pm PT
Could be a real classic Ron. What is the point of living in Nevada if you can't go to the local sports book and watch all the folks with tickets cry.

Well sh#t drive on into Reno stop by my place and I'll hand ya a couple cheap beers and we can watch the game.

Or you could get an overseas ip service and get it free streaming but it's a pain in the but and the connections usually suck ass.
nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Jan 5, 2014 - 04:37pm PT
Seahawks VS Colts SB

jus' sayin'....
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Jan 5, 2014 - 04:39pm PT
Yeah those are scams and virus sites if you have a US intenet provider. Download those and say bye bye to your computer.. lol.. you would be lucky to be able to recover without wiping your whole hard drive.

I'm guessing Seahawks win the SB.. be lucky if my Denver even makes the SB with such a terrible Def and a QB that is brilliant but shaky under pressure.
Ward Trotter

Trad climber
Jan 5, 2014 - 04:42pm PT
Game snacks...my God Am I turning into a metrosexual?

Jon Beck

Trad climber
Oceanside
Jan 5, 2014 - 04:46pm PT
I gave up trying to get a pirated stream for games, all viruses and malware. Listening on the radio is good for your brain. The only option is watching that simul game they have, shows the progress of the ball in a graphic, get to it through NFL.com or Foxsports.com
Paul S

Mountain climber
Portland, Or
Jan 5, 2014 - 04:52pm PT
Naw... I don't care who wins the GB game tomorrow.

Go Packers

Someone is afraid the Seahawks will lose to the niners after all.
madbolter1

Big Wall climber
Denver, CO
Jan 5, 2014 - 05:04pm PT
If it wasn't for how badly the Denver defense sux, I'd be a lot more confident that we're going all the way. As it is, and with Peyton's playoff record, well, who knows? Hope springs eternal.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 5, 2014 - 05:10pm PT
my God Am I turning into a metrosexual?

Uh, maybe a fruit?
Ward Trotter

Trad climber
Jan 5, 2014 - 05:14pm PT
I''ll be pleasantly surprised if the Packers win this game. They are way short of their required personnel. They just don't look sharp---especially their offensive line.
9ers are a tough team and well-balanced
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 5, 2014 - 05:18pm PT
Did I mention I think Kaepernick isn't too bright? He is like so many guys
who are too quick to take off - yer brains aren't in yer feet, dude. Steve
Young was the one exception.

Damn, they're already booing in GB?
madbolter1

Big Wall climber
Denver, CO
Jan 5, 2014 - 05:30pm PT
I'm with Ward. SF is looking tough, solid, and in control. Rooting for them now, but hoping to not face them in the SB. Their defense is worrisome against the Denver offense. They are making Rogers extremely frustrated already!
Ward Trotter

Trad climber
Jan 5, 2014 - 05:38pm PT
Packers showing some heart now. With a lotta luck they still can win this.
Their offensive line needs to keep stepping up, give Rodgers more room and time.
madbolter1

Big Wall climber
Denver, CO
Jan 5, 2014 - 05:43pm PT
Oh, how the worm has turned. Interception, and suddenly GB's offense can move the ball. Wowza!
Osprey

climber
Jan 5, 2014 - 05:49pm PT
Given the Niner's performances at the Clink over the past two years, there is no reason for any Seahawks fan to fear that club this postseason.
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Jan 5, 2014 - 05:52pm PT
Release the K...raken. Finally in the playoffs been waiting all year for my UNR Alum to get his game on.

Oh really.. SF beat the Seachickens this year.
Osprey

climber
Jan 5, 2014 - 06:02pm PT
You must only follow games at Candlestick.

StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Jan 5, 2014 - 06:05pm PT
Buh bye Bengals. SD already beat the Broncos in Denver this year, should be a good one.

madbolter1

Big Wall climber
Denver, CO
Jan 5, 2014 - 06:11pm PT
These playoff games have been very close so far. Very interesting at GB.

Maybe I'm nuts, but I don't fear the Chargers at Denver. Last time was a fluke. Although, the Chargers' defense looks tougher now. Pressure Manning, and all bets are off. On the other hand (lots of other hands), Manning gets the ball off faster than anybody, and that stat has only improved all year. I think Denver is okay.
Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Jan 5, 2014 - 06:14pm PT
The Fortywhiners are looking better than I thought they would in GB. Too close to call this one at the half!
madbolter1

Big Wall climber
Denver, CO
Jan 5, 2014 - 06:17pm PT
"Fortywhiners." LOL

Haven't heard that one before.
Ward Trotter

Trad climber
Jan 5, 2014 - 07:05pm PT
Win or lose that scramble play by Rodgers is the play of the game.
nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Jan 5, 2014 - 07:06pm PT
I've always been a Packer fan so I'm rooting for them.

The reason I don't really care who wins is because the winner heads to Carolina.

Worried about sixty-whines playing Seattle at Clink? Given the 42-13 crushing last year and the 29-3 throttling last visit... yeah... I'm worried about a team that almost lost to AZ and even better Atlanta the week prior.

Though to be fair if they manage to get through GB, CAR, and then SEA (cuz who really thinks NO is getting out of there) to make the SB that says a lot.
Ward Trotter

Trad climber
Jan 5, 2014 - 07:48pm PT
Great game.

All four games were
Probably the best wild card round I've ever seen.
nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Jan 5, 2014 - 07:56pm PT
Indy/Pats game next week is the one to watch.

Car/SF next.

It's hard to see SD doing much in frigid Denver and we've already seen what the hawks can do at home with a NO visit. Healthy with Harvin back. Should be a nice tune up for Carolina.
madbolter1

Big Wall climber
Denver, CO
Jan 5, 2014 - 09:50pm PT
So, Nature, what ultimate match-up are you projecting?
KP Ariza

climber
SCC
Jan 5, 2014 - 10:50pm PT
Chargers are sleepers IMHO. I'd be weary if I were a Denver fan. Great coaching, young hungry players.

I think the Panthers are the team to beat. Nails D and a dangerous big play offense.

My team is out as usual, but I'd love to see Niners get by Carolina. If they can, I think they win against Seattle. Just like they did in there last meeting. Just like the Cardinals did (in Seattle) as well.

Seattle are favorites but I bet they blow it. Not a Pete Carroll fan at all so I certainly hope they do. Don't forget, Seahawks have to win as well next week as well. Iv'e got a feeling Brees and Co. won't lay down and die like they did in there last meeting.
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Jan 6, 2014 - 01:37am PT
If you saw the replay of Rodgers escaping the niner sandwich you'll notice one of Rodger's lineman with his fingers thru the mask of the niner who was inches away from sacking Rodger's who then threw that bomb to Cobb...The lineman performing the face mask had the niner's head twisted backward and up allowing Rodgers to slip away...Bad no call that kept the packers in the game...
Dr.Sprock

Boulder climber
I'm James Brown, Bi-atch!
Jan 6, 2014 - 01:56am PT
Kaepernick is from Wisconsin and Rodgers from Chico,CA, go figure that out,

Kaepernick was put up for adoption by his single mom, how many times have adopted kids turned out to be winners, sports, music, technology,
Ward Trotter

Trad climber
Jan 6, 2014 - 01:58am PT
Bad no call that kept the packers in the game...

Yep, that's football. The Niners get away with their share too.

adopted kids turned out to be winners, sports, music, technology,

And like un-adopted a few turn out to be serial killers.
Dr.Sprock

Boulder climber
I'm James Brown, Bi-atch!
Jan 6, 2014 - 02:05am PT
none here, menso,

Alexander the Great - King of Macedonia, 356-323 B.C.
Andy Berlin - entrepreneur: chairman of Belin Cameron & Partners
Anthony Williams - politician
Aristotle - philosopher
Art Linkletter - comedian
Bo Diddley - musician, performer
Brent Jasmer - actor
Buffy Sainte-Marie - musician, actress
Carl Theodor Dreyer - Danish film director
Charles Dickens - writer
Charlotte Anne Lopez - Miss Teen USA
Christina Crawford - author
Clarissa Pinkola Estes - author
Crazy Horse - Lakota war chief
Dan O'Brien - decathlete
Daunte Culpepper - football player
Dave Thomas - entrepreneur: founder of Wendy's
Debbi Harry - singer
Edgar Allen Poe - poet, writer
Edward Albee - playwright
Eleanor Roosevelt - First Lady
Eric Dickerson - athlete
Faith Daniels - news anchor
Faith Hill - country singer
Freddie Bartholomew - actor
Gary Coleman - actor
George Washington Carver - inventor
Greg Louganis - diver
Halle Berry - actress
Ingrid Bergman - actress
James McArthur - actor
James Michener - author
Jean Jacques Rousseau - philosopher
Jesse Jackson - minister
Jesus - adopted by Joseph the carpenter (Bible)
Jett Williams - country singer and author
Jim Palmer - athlete
John J. Audubon - naturalist
John Lennon - musician
Langston Hughes - poet and writer
Larry Ellison - entrepreneur: chief executive of Oracle
Leo Tolstoy - writer
Les Brown - motivational speaker
Louisa May Alcott - writer
Lynnette Cole - Miss USA 2000
Malcolm X - civil rights leader
Marilyn Monroe - actress
Mark Acre - athlete
Mark Twain - writer
Matthew Laborteaux - actor
Melissa Gilbert - actress
Michael Reagan - dancer
Moses - adopted by the princess of Egypt (Bible)
Moses - Biblical leader
Nancy Reagan - First Lady
Nat King Cole - singer
Nelson Mandela - politician
Patrick Laborteaux - actor
Peter and Kitty Carruthers - figure skaters
President Gerald Ford - politician
President Gerald R. Ford - adopted by step-father
President William Clinton - politician
Priscilla Presley - actress
Ray Liotta - actor
Reno - performance artist, comedian
Rep. Jim Lightfoot - politician
Richard Burton - actor
Sara Gilbert - actress
Sarah McLachlan - singer
Scott Hamilton - figure skater
Sen. Paull H. Shin - politician
Sen. Robert Byrd - politician
Shari Belafonte-Harper - actress
Steve Jobs - entrepreneur: co-founder of Apple computer
Surya Bonaly - figure skater
Tim Green - football player/commentator
Tom Monaghan - entrepreneur
Tommy Davidson - comedian
Victoria Rowell - actress
Wilson Riles - educator
Ward Trotter

Trad climber
Jan 6, 2014 - 02:08am PT
http://www.trutv.com/library/crime/blog/article/what-can-an-adopted-serial-killer-tell-us-about-the-link-between-adoption-and-serial-killers/index.html

Alex the Great?
Learn something new everyday .
Wonder what adoption agencies were around then?

Richard Burton too? Didn't know that. Wow.

Anywho how did I get into this anyway? Sheez
I have nothing against adopted people. In fact, I feel for them. They've had it tough.Many of them have overcome a bad situation and went on to do great things. All power to them. Their difficulties in that regard were none of their own doing. That's tough for a kid. Real important that they be loved and nurtured by their adopted family. And props to those people who take on the special task of adopting kids. My deepest respects.

BTW I don't consider Bill Clinton as having been adopted. Didn't his mother just remarry?
If Clinton was adopted then so was Ted Bundy.

Wow , Wilson Riles?

(Dang, my one non-football post of the day should have been in the "sex do and don't" thread.)
nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Jan 6, 2014 - 01:40pm PT
madbolter:
So, Nature, what ultimate match-up are you projecting?

I don't see NO going into Sea this week and winning.

I know SD beat the Broncos but given the weather and the playoffs I don't see that happening again. Though Manning does know how to choke in the playoffs.

Carolina has been playing really well and has an excellent defense. They beat SF at home and given the marginal victories of SF I don't see them getting out of there.

The Indy/Pats game is intriguing. Hard to see the Pats losing but after that comeback I'm going with Indy.


So:
Car VS Sea
Indy VS Denver

Seattle is a tough place to play and with an inconsistent Carolina defense I give the nod to Seattle.

if it does end up indy/den that would be a really awesome matchup and story. In the end Denver would probably win with that high powered offense. But I think Indy has a chance.

So Seattle/Denver SB - the best defense against a high powered passing game. And a good offense that could have a real weapon back in Harvin VS an OK defense. High scoring SB - Sea 42, Denver 3 (kidding: Denver 35)
Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Jan 6, 2014 - 02:02pm PT
I don't see the Pats beating the Colts this time around...in spite of Brady having a hot hand. His favorite receiver is out for the season with a torn ACL. And Luck...is lucky! Indy over NE.

Denver is peaking again, and Manning is on a hot streak. So...Broncos over SD.

Colts vs. Broncos; Manning at home will really be gunning for lots of points early as well as his usual 4th quarter heroics. Revenge is probably another factor. Broncos over Indy 49-35.

In the NFC this weekend, I see Carolina over SF and Seachickens over the Aints.

Carolina has a way of dealing out upsets, so I'll go out on a shaky limb and say Carolina over Seattle in the DC.

SB: Denver over Carolina by 2 TDs.
nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Jan 6, 2014 - 02:50pm PT
Chance of rain in Seattle this saturday: 100%


Broke: off all the playoff teams Carolina is the I think has the best chance to beat seattle.
Matt

Trad climber
it's all turtles, all the way dooowwwwwnn!!!!!
Jan 6, 2014 - 06:31pm PT
Nature wants to skip past playing the 49ers again- too funny!

No doubt it's a nice advantage to play at home, but GB is historically as tough as anywhere to play a post-season road game.

I'd say Seattle might just fall victim to looking past NO.
On paper SEA wins this week, but keep in mind they have not much playoff experience, as good as they are. Harvin is also questionable.
KP Ariza

climber
SCC
Jan 6, 2014 - 06:48pm PT
Niners are injury free next weekend, which is a small miracle considering the conditions yesterday. Last matchup against Carolina they had no Vernon Davis and no Crabtree. I think they can win. If they do, they'll be the team nobody wants to face.
nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Jan 6, 2014 - 07:19pm PT
skip past? they have to win to play. they won't.

and to say that have little playoff experience is silly. Over the past couple years four games to SF's six games.

the 'hawks are doing anything but looking past NO. I'm sure you're not paying attention to that news feed which is fine.

But seriously.... a Dome team playing in the rain in the PNW. Granted it won't be as cold as phily. But that's an issue for their passing game. And last time out the 'hawks gave up almost nothing on the ground. 27-17 hawks.

Harvin Questionable? you have a news feed the rest of us don't have? We should know his status tomorrow but everything I've run across says he's looking good. He'll play....
madbolter1

Big Wall climber
Denver, CO
Jan 6, 2014 - 07:24pm PT
Nature, I think that's a pretty solid read. Same intuitions as I have, although I tend to not trust them when they are mine. lol

Though Manning does know how to choke in the playoffs.

Heh... truer words were never spoken. And Denver has an amazing ability to suddenly kick into "keystone cops" mode!
StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Jan 6, 2014 - 08:20pm PT
9ers vs Chargers in the Super Bowl. WC's will rule.

Yes, I said it.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 6, 2014 - 09:36pm PT
Florida St is soo over-rated. Their QB is a moron and throws like a girl.
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Jan 7, 2014 - 12:22am PT
Florida St is soo over-rated. Their QB is a moron and throws like a girl.

Looks like the girlz win.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 7, 2014 - 12:24am PT
Hey, I didn't say I didn't like girls, did I?
They only won because of that lame holding call.
Both those teams have lame secondaries that would be the laughing stock
of the Pac-12. And there are 4 or 5 QB's in the Pac-12 better than those clowns.
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Jan 7, 2014 - 12:34am PT
Cheers Reilly. It was a good game eh?
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Jan 7, 2014 - 12:51am PT
Hey, who is WML? Seems like a good person. I crack up every time I see that avatar.
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Jan 7, 2014 - 01:06am PT
Just read that Jamis Winston got drafted by the Bleveland Clowns...
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Jan 7, 2014 - 02:03am PT
What a pathetic excuse for a football game.

Looked like college ball to me.

Hell the Raiders coulda beat both teams with their second string.

It was a pretty good comedy show at least.
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Jan 7, 2014 - 02:27am PT
That's the difference between college and The Pros.

In a Pro Game, pivotal plays are usually the result of superior skill/planning/execution. In college ball, big plays happen when someone f*#ks up.
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Jan 7, 2014 - 10:44am PT
Come on Reilly....the Pac -12 is soooo yesterday.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 7, 2014 - 12:38pm PT
Sketch,
First, it is commonly accepted that there is a huge bias towards eastern
and southern teams amongst pollsters.
Second, look at FSU's schedule:
Nevada? Ooooh! Bethune-Cookman? I thought that was a lower GI disorder?
Maryland How does a Terrapin hold a football?
NC State? Who knew the ball was oblong?
Wake Forest? No comment
Idaho? Sorry, Fritz, out of respect, again no comment.
Duke? Again, someone substituted the wrong kind of ball.
What, The Sisters of Mercy weren't available in 2013?

Third, they play Crackerball down there because the admissions departments'
primary criteria are 40 yd times, vertical leap, and BMI. There are more
Nobel laureates at UCLA and USC than all the schools east of the Mississippi
and south of the Mason-Dixon Line and we won't even start to include Cal's,
Stanford's, or UW's. Why do you think Pac-10/12 QB's are so disproportionately
represented in the NFL? Because they have the brains to go to good schools
that play pro-style offenses. Yes, the SEC puts out good linemen and runners
but name me one good pro QB and I'll name you 5 from the Pac-12 or Greater West (BYU).
BTW, how's that Tebow dude doin' these days? He really lit 'em up down yonder.
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Jan 7, 2014 - 05:31pm PT
I'd take Chargers vs 49ers in the Superbowl! With 49ers winning another Superbowl!

My prediction

San Francisco 49ers 34-17 Carolina Panthers
Travis Haussener

Trad climber
Salt Lake City
Jan 9, 2014 - 12:03pm PT
Russell Wilson-Wisc
Dres Brees-Purdue
Tom Brady-Michigan

Big Ten Wins

Peyton Manning-Tenn
Cam Newton-Auburn

Sec 2nd

Nuff Said
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 9, 2014 - 12:11pm PT
Sketch, I did note that the SEC produces great linemen and runners and my
assertion of their paucity of QB's was historically. But the best QB's
have ALWAYS come from the better schools, with a few exceptions to prove
the rule, such as Brett Favre. ;-)

And Cam Newton hasn't won diddly yet and Manning is the best ever in the
regular season but his post-season stats are far from scintillating.
nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Jan 9, 2014 - 07:32pm PT
Percy Harvin will play Saturday:
http://seattletimes.com/html/seahawks/2022635012_seahawksnotebook10xml.html

I hope the hawks win the coin toss. Cuz he's returning kicks.


Matt wrote:
Questionable

bwaahahahaaaaahaaaaa!

Git some!
Dave Davis

Social climber
Seattle, WA
Jan 11, 2014 - 01:11pm PT
When the Seahawks win the coin toss they usually choose to kick so they can receive in the second half...Weather here in Seattle is quite blustery at the present time. We'll see how this plays out...
nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Jan 11, 2014 - 01:29pm PT
yeah, looks like a wicked day for a game in Seattle.

It'll be interesting to see the 'hawks strategy if they win the coin toss.

On one hand you'd think they'd want to have the saints play into the wind in the 4th quarter.

On the other hand having Harvin take the opening kick off could really start the game off right for them.
pc

climber
Jan 11, 2014 - 01:55pm PT
Go Hawks!!

Power out all around town, 50 mph gusts... Just hang on so I can watch the game damnit!!
Ward Trotter

Trad climber
Jan 11, 2014 - 03:39pm PT
My divisional playoff picks:

Seahawks
Patriots
Broncos
Panthers
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 11, 2014 - 05:20pm PT
SEAHAWKS!!!!!!!
the #1 takeaway D is bringing the lumber!

Brees' small hands clearly can't cope with gloves.

What a bullsh!t holding call on Turbin's run. If Giacomini was holding how did the defender throw a 320 pound dude to the ground?
Ward Trotter

Trad climber
Jan 11, 2014 - 05:29pm PT
There's some bad blood between these teams and the Refs are not stepping up to effectively take care of it.
Good game though so far, despite the spread.

Breeeze not having a good game so far
Edge

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Jan 11, 2014 - 05:47pm PT
Oh when the Saints,
Go marching home...
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 11, 2014 - 06:33pm PT
Wow, the NFL has clearly ordered NO Blowout orders to the refs.
That was so totally a fumble. Do these refs work Italian football in the off season?
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 11, 2014 - 07:44pm PT
Wow, that Colston is a real genius!
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Jan 11, 2014 - 07:51pm PT
I always thought you were suppose to step out of bounds with seconds left on the clock then Colston throws a foreward pass...Dunce boy...
Edge

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Jan 11, 2014 - 08:19pm PT
Welcome to Foxboro, Mr. Luck.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 11, 2014 - 08:25pm PT
Boy, I'm not sure I can put that on Luck. That receiver just got mugged.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 11, 2014 - 08:35pm PT
Well that was tough. What a throw to Amendola. I don't think there is any doubt in my mind that Brady is the best ever.
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Jan 11, 2014 - 09:36pm PT
I'm glad this is Dierdorf's last game behind a microphone.

Hearing him go on talking about the safety on the blown punt was about all I could take. Once the ball went over the punter's head, the best of all the likely outcomes was a safety. Colts were going to score at least 3 points off of that, and potentially as many as 8. But instead they were limited to 2! Whether through brilliance or luck, Patriots made the best of it.

He didn't play back before they had to wear helmets, did he? I know Aikman had his bell rung a few too many times, which accounts for the idiotic spew we hear out of him every Sunday. But I don't know what Dierdorf's handicap is.
Edge

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Jan 11, 2014 - 09:40pm PT
Agree, Chaz. He has called the majority of Pats games over the last several years, and he has always driven me nuts.
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Jan 11, 2014 - 10:45pm PT
Patriots are not the Chiefs
madbolter1

Big Wall climber
Denver, CO
Jan 12, 2014 - 12:14am PT
Well, here's hopin' for Denver... but there's just too much that has to go right. And, Manning does have a unique ability to clutch in the playoffs. This is made all the worse (assuming we can even get past SD) by his record against Brady. So, I'm forced to predict (against my hopes) that either SD or the Pats turn a season for the ages into a pitifully-sputtering early end (or, right on time, depending upon your view of the Broncos).

(Hopefully, by saying this, I'm anti-jinxing. lol)
Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Jan 12, 2014 - 12:08pm PT
The Pats have one big strike against them: this game isn't in Foxboro, where they have a real home field, jinx-the-opponent advantage. Manning didn't clutch in Foxboro, the ball took a crazy bounce and hit a blocker during a punt return.

That said, the Donkeys need to attend to business today and take care of SD first!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 12, 2014 - 12:39pm PT
I like the Niners by a field goal because they have an actual running back.

The Chargers' D has played much better towards the end of the season and I
am looking for the upset. I'm not expecting one, mind you, but I am looking.
I also give the Chargers' running game the edge.
Ward Trotter

Trad climber
Jan 12, 2014 - 02:56pm PT
Some slightly sub-standard officiating going on at the Panther/niner game so far.
I'm calling Carolina to win this game by a slight margin , maybe in the last minutes of the 4th.
StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Jan 12, 2014 - 03:04pm PT
Ward,

Which call are you questioning?
Ward Trotter

Trad climber
Jan 12, 2014 - 03:08pm PT
Which call are you questioning?


The 12 man in the huddle for one. A total blown call.

Did you see Kapaernick do his Newton thing in the end zone?
And Boldin's antics?

Sf is probably the most conceited team in the NFL. And that's saying a lot.
But...they're a damn good team.
StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Jan 12, 2014 - 03:20pm PT
9ers starting to gain confidence. Probably see a lot of Gore now
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Jan 12, 2014 - 03:26pm PT
^^^^^^yup to pretty much what everyone else has said about the 9ers game.
Very enjoyable watch. And to think it's still sooooo early in the day!

Susan
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 12, 2014 - 03:26pm PT
Boldin and Gore are money.
Newton ain't too bright.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 12, 2014 - 03:30pm PT
Kindly note I made my last comment before Frank ripped that beauty off.
StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Jan 12, 2014 - 03:35pm PT
Gore is the man. Tough as they come.

CK has a clock problem though
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Jan 12, 2014 - 03:41pm PT
The officiating sucks....No 3 in the key , traveling , or double dribbling...WTF..?
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 12, 2014 - 03:48pm PT
A sack is now considered 'roughing'.
That is called moral corruption.
StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Jan 12, 2014 - 03:48pm PT
Nice throw Cam
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Jan 12, 2014 - 03:48pm PT
Bad call on the 49er sack...there was no helmet to helmet...then the interception...Cougar Karma...
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Jan 12, 2014 - 03:50pm PT
Reilly....Grab me another beer while you're up....
Jon Beck

Trad climber
Oceanside
Jan 12, 2014 - 03:56pm PT
Starting to smell a little like a California Superbowl? or maybe just a west coast matchup, that would really annoy the east coast sports establishment

FEAR THE BOLO!
StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Jan 12, 2014 - 04:01pm PT
Buh bye Panthers.....

Sea turkeys are next
pc

climber
Jan 12, 2014 - 04:05pm PT
Lookin' forward to seeing the 49ers destroyed in Seattle next week.

Go Hawks!
madbolter1

Big Wall climber
Denver, CO
Jan 12, 2014 - 04:14pm PT
Well, we're about to see if Manning can pull it off when it really counts. FAR too many one-and-outs. This is like a clutch third-down conversion: gotta make it!

Back to the TV....
Edge

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Jan 12, 2014 - 04:24pm PT
I always liked Welker, especially when the Pats took him from Miami and turned him into the most prolific pass catcher in the game. I'm curious to see how he holds up, since he makes his bread and butter over the middle and doesn't even need to be targeted to get hit.

Should be a great game, but I'll be watching more out of curiosity as to who the Patriots will be facing next week, and where. Whoever it is will have their hands full game planning against the ground attack, knowing Brady can easily take the game airborne as he has done so many times before.
madbolter1

Big Wall climber
Denver, CO
Jan 12, 2014 - 04:52pm PT
Hey! Is this the DENVER defense? I've not seen them play this way!
madbolter1

Big Wall climber
Denver, CO
Jan 12, 2014 - 04:59pm PT
So far, so good... except for the almost pick.
madbolter1

Big Wall climber
Denver, CO
Jan 12, 2014 - 05:29pm PT
IMHO, that was no fumble. I don't see how they get that, when the ball clearly comes out UPON impact of butt with ground. Not that it ended up mattering, but I see only complete or incomplete: no fumble. Whatever.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 12, 2014 - 05:54pm PT
Is this concussion thing part of Obamacare? Geez! I'll give 'em a concussion test:

"Here, show me that you can sign yer pay check. OK, now get yer azz back out there."
Edge

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Jan 12, 2014 - 06:00pm PT
Te'o's imaginary girlfriend called in the imaginary concussion on the imaginary injury hotline.
madbolter1

Big Wall climber
Denver, CO
Jan 12, 2014 - 06:02pm PT
LOL... still nervous, but feeling better. Wish we coulda gone into half-time 21-zip, but unless SD reinvents itself in 15 minutes, they don't appear to have what it takes today.
Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Jan 12, 2014 - 07:16pm PT
Go, Donkeys!
go-B

climber
Hebrews 1:3
Jan 12, 2014 - 07:17pm PT

...How about them Broncos!
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Jan 12, 2014 - 07:20pm PT
Never say die, but it's looking a little like we may be going on the respirator unless the Dr. comes thru with some powerful antibiotics.

Come on Bolts, make it happen.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Jan 12, 2014 - 07:25pm PT
So, NE vs DEN next weekend?

Peyton may be having a great season, but the Pats can for sure win that game.

NE vs SF in the Super Bowl.

Sorry Donkey fans, but New England is going to emerge victorious.
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Jan 12, 2014 - 07:29pm PT
If a team is going to win or lose they should just do it big. None of this "very close...keeping the drive alive stuff." Ughhhhhhhhh and why wait til the 4th quarter to PLAY. Jess sayin'.
Jingy

climber
Somewhere out there
Jan 12, 2014 - 07:33pm PT
It's only a form of entertainment.

Nothing more. Please, don't make it out to be anything other that this.
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Jan 12, 2014 - 07:35pm PT
Thanks, Jingy.

You can probably sense how I am with competition by now. :))
go-B

climber
Hebrews 1:3
Jan 12, 2014 - 07:37pm PT
Ain't that a onside kick in the head!
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Jan 12, 2014 - 07:38pm PT
No way man, I take football so seriously!!!

It's my life!!!

LOL
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Jan 12, 2014 - 07:40pm PT
I've been gone from Charger football for 6 years. I can't Believe Hank is still announcing.....
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Jan 12, 2014 - 07:48pm PT
WML, I elect you as the most positive football fan of the 2013/14 Season. Congratulations. :)lynnie
go-B

climber
Hebrews 1:3
Jan 12, 2014 - 07:53pm PT
Sorry Lynnie, one down two to go!
Ward Trotter

Trad climber
Jan 12, 2014 - 07:56pm PT
Great match-ups next weekend.

I predict its going to be either Seahawks or Niners against either Broncos or Patriots in the Super Bowl .
Edge

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Jan 12, 2014 - 07:59pm PT
^^^

Both games should be classics. To my mind, the best four teams are advancing.
madbolter1

Big Wall climber
Denver, CO
Jan 12, 2014 - 08:08pm PT
Sorry Donkey fans, but New England is going to emerge victorious.

Sad to say, but I didn't see anything in this "win" to make me disagree with you. Denver has an astounding capacity to get in its own way at critical times. Stupid penalties, dropped passes (MANY!), and a defense that can always figure out a way to capitulate.

That said, the final drive was a series of important conversions.

But, it's quite frustrating to see the defense show (only) glimmers of a good defensive team. The Pats are not going to make them look good.

What I saw today tells me that it's a virtual miracle if Denver ends up in the Superbowl.
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Jan 12, 2014 - 08:13pm PT
^^

But things are as they should be.

Brady v Manning

If Manning wants to make the best statement he could.. this is his opportunity.

Bummer the Broncs can't defend at 20 yds for their lives though. Fortunately SD didn' figure that out months ago like the rest of us.

Thank god we didnt face the Colts today.

NE will score 30 pts.. the question will be Manning.
madbolter1

Big Wall climber
Denver, CO
Jan 12, 2014 - 08:17pm PT
True. But I wish it was more about Manning. Bottom line is that it's the whole team, and the defense has been really poor all season. Unless the defense can get in on Brady and really shut down that offense, I don't see the Bronco offense putting up enough points to offset the inevitable Pats scores, Bronco penalties, coupled with the likes of Holliday stupid moves (he's not a net gain this season), and so forth. The Pats just play a tighter game.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 12, 2014 - 08:58pm PT
Seahawks 24 Patriots 22 Take it to the bank, or Vegas.

BTW, do the Clippers know that Doc Rivers was moonlighting as a QB?
KP Ariza

climber
SCC
Jan 12, 2014 - 11:51pm PT
No dog in the fight but Hawks lose next week.

Goin' underdogs. Denver vs Niners in the big Apple.



mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jan 13, 2014 - 01:42am PT
Ready for some basketball, Sand E?

Go, Donkeys!--Mr. Rodger, a bronc fer sure
Dr.Sprock

Boulder climber
I'm James Brown, Bi-atch!
Jan 13, 2014 - 02:13am PT
Hawks momentum is back on the upswing, perfect timing,

biorhythm and stadium factor points to total destruction of the visiting team next week,

SF tired after two road playoffs,
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Jan 13, 2014 - 02:44am PT
Eclipze

Trad climber
Morris Plains / Givat Haim Ichud Israel
Jan 13, 2014 - 06:54am PT
Lol sad but true ^^^ It was painful to be an Eagles fan and watch us finally have a season above .500 and then watch the stream end like that. But we did have tge best RB and QB in the league so I'm still happy. Next year with Foles as perm QB and a few tweaks we could have a serious shot. At least the half time show this year has the peppers
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Jan 13, 2014 - 09:46am PT
The best QB? Are you daft man?
Did you actually watch any football this year?
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 13, 2014 - 10:00am PT
Philo, show some compassion , man, he's an Eagles fan for Pete's sake!
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Jan 13, 2014 - 11:38am PT
For once I agree with you Sketch.

On a game.

Go games!
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Jan 13, 2014 - 12:32pm PT
Problem is Reilly.....Seahawks aren't getting past SF and the Patriots will fall to Denver.
phylp

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Jan 13, 2014 - 01:28pm PT
There's a lot of bluster going around here about the niners over seattle, but I am a SF fan and I 'll be delighted if they can squeak one by the Seahawks...
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 13, 2014 - 01:31pm PT
Jim, I'm the problem? No, I think Pete Carrol is yer problem.
madbolter1

Big Wall climber
Denver, CO
Jan 13, 2014 - 04:59pm PT
+10, Locker.
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Jan 13, 2014 - 05:16pm PT
I don't know who's going to win or lose, but one thing I do know is that there aren't a bunch of NFL players (and former players) arguing on some website about who will win the Piolet D'Or this year.
Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Jan 13, 2014 - 05:18pm PT


^^^^^^
nature effin scores. that got me.
Osprey

climber
Jan 13, 2014 - 10:26pm PT
KP Ariza

climber
SCC
Jan 13, 2014 - 11:43pm PT

Doh !!!!!

Hate those Niners!!!
Srbphoto

climber
Kennewick wa
Jan 13, 2014 - 11:59pm PT
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Jan 14, 2014 - 12:21am PT
I don't know who's going to win or lose, but one thing I do know is that there aren't a bunch of NFL players (and former players) arguing on some website about who will win the Piolet D'Or this year.

You never know!!! lol so true...
Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Jan 14, 2014 - 01:05am PT
Y'all gotta' remember I lived in Denver when the Broncos were born; granted, I was still at CU then and didn't take them seriously! I seem to recall 1960?

So...I'll say it again: GO DONKEYS!!
Osprey

climber
Jan 14, 2014 - 06:54am PT
The 49ers were established in 1946 and took until the 1980's to win their first ring. You would think they came into the league wearing those by listening to their fans.
goatboy smellz

climber
लघिमा
Jan 15, 2014 - 06:40pm PT
http://bradying.com/





mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jan 15, 2014 - 06:53pm PT
NO POLITBALLS need apply.
StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Jan 15, 2014 - 07:15pm PT
Proud.

http://espn.go.com/blog/nfcwest/post/_/id/100145/seahawks-lead-in-ped-bans-under-carroll

KP Ariza

climber
SCC
Jan 15, 2014 - 09:24pm PT
No surprise there. Between that, and Rogaines poster boy Pete Carroll, they've got all the substance abuse covered.

Anybody hear game day status on Percy Harvin? After getting his bell rung twice last week he's gotta be questionable at best.
StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Jan 15, 2014 - 09:29pm PT
Yep. No one knows how to cheat like Slippery Pete. Just ask the Trojans.
Osprey

climber
Jan 15, 2014 - 09:37pm PT
KP Ariza

climber
SCC
Jan 15, 2014 - 09:56pm PT
Osprey

climber
Jan 15, 2014 - 10:16pm PT
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jan 15, 2014 - 11:37pm PT
The ladies be excitable about football, just like us guys.
Osprey

climber
Jan 16, 2014 - 09:24am PT
Let's take a look at the forecast brought to you by the Seattle Seahawks and the NFL's #1 backfield better known as the Legion of Boom.
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Jan 16, 2014 - 11:06am PT
Only in Seattle are there that many different graphics for a rainy forecast...I guess they are like the Eskimos who have so many words for types of snow.

KP Ariza

climber
SCC
Jan 16, 2014 - 12:58pm PT
Seahawks Brass ban championship game tickets sales in Ca. Ha! No Niners fans allowed in Century Stadium. Bitches....

http://m.youtube.com/watch?sns=fb&v=WLv9EzMnvwc&desktop_uri=/watch?v=WLv9EzMnvwc&sns=fb

nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Jan 16, 2014 - 01:01pm PT
Denver did the same this week.

And NE did the same the week before. You don't see them whining about it this week.

I guess the only reason the 'niner fans are whining about it is because they didn't get a chance to play at home and do the same thing.

And they didn't (any of the teams) ban anyone. They, within NFL rules, are allowed to stipulate where they sell their tickets.

This is SOP - nothing to see here.
nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Jan 16, 2014 - 01:07pm PT
got proof? in a press conference with Harbaugh he said he had no problem with it, it's within the rules, and part of the sportsmanship.

Teams have been doing this for years and years. Singling out Seattle just proves niner fans are whiners.
ontheedgeandscaredtodeath

Social climber
SLO, Ca
Jan 16, 2014 - 01:24pm PT
This guy has some skin in Sunday's game!!!111


KP Ariza

climber
SCC
Jan 16, 2014 - 01:46pm PT
By the the book or not, I find it ironic that the smack talking Seahawks, fans included, feel the need to stack the deck every way they can to enhance home field advantage. Anything to bring a win to the title starved city of Seattle. Slippery Pete might be a bit nervous about this one.

StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Jan 16, 2014 - 01:48pm PT
Slippery Pete likes to cut corners. You can bet he is nervous.

I heard he tried to get the 9ers banned from the stadium as well, but league told him to suck it up.
nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Jan 16, 2014 - 01:57pm PT
I heard he tried to get the 9ers banned from the stadium as well, but league told him to suck it up.

make sh#t up much?

proof it.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 16, 2014 - 02:03pm PT
Pete and I are both nervous because
A. Those Italian refs might show up
B. The Hawks take too many penalties
C. Sh!t happens

The Hawks' secondary are gonna school the K-bird but Harbaugh knows that and
will give him plenty of short check-offs. The ground games are about equal
although Lynch has more mass and better wheels. However, Gore does get the
job done from within. Seattle has a better return man, if they don't get
caught blocking in the back. Pete is a better coach but he has me a little
baffled. Has he been purposely holding Wilson back so he doesn't beat himself
or has Wilson become more afraid of losing than he is desirous of winning?
Their play calling was way too conservative in the second half last week
although their D pulled 'em through. It should be a legit slugfest IF the
Zebras let 'em play a little.
Dr.Sprock

Boulder climber
I'm James Brown, Bi-atch!
Jan 16, 2014 - 02:43pm PT
Gore always drops the ball in the money games,
KP Ariza

climber
SCC
Jan 16, 2014 - 03:37pm PT

Jinks!!

I thinks its gonna be a great game but I can't shake the feeling that we are about to see just how quiet 69,000 fans at Century Stadium can be.
Matt

Trad climber
it's all turtles, all the way dooowwwwwnn!!!!!
Jan 16, 2014 - 03:57pm PT
^^^ Word ^^^

=)
StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Jan 16, 2014 - 04:51pm PT
Nature,

It was a joke. Just having some pre-game, smack talk fun.

Cheers.
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Jan 16, 2014 - 05:15pm PT
I thinks its gonna be a great game but I can't shake the feeling that we are about to see just how quiet 69,000 fans at Century Stadium can be.

Hope so...
Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Jan 16, 2014 - 05:28pm PT
nature-

Gotta' remember it's the Forty-WHINERS!!
KP Ariza

climber
SCC
Jan 16, 2014 - 05:31pm PT
http://m.youtube.com/watch?sns=fb&v=WLv9EzMnvwc&desktop_uri=/watch?v=WLv9EzMnvwc&sns=fb
nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Jan 16, 2014 - 06:13pm PT
I guess I'm just so use to whiner fans... well... the jokes on me.

this is pretty good.

http://www.theonion.com/articles/seahawks-to-seattle-fans-shut-the-f*#k-up,34967/





Reilly - I think it was less about holding them back and more about this.
they built a nice halftime lead though not on the greatest offense performance.

in the third quarter they had the nasty wind in their face so they turned to Beast Mode. By the fourth quarter they still had the 16-0 lead so there was little reason to go away from the ground game.

They took their shots in the first half and i expect the same this game.
StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Jan 16, 2014 - 06:13pm PT
KP that is a classic
Osprey

climber
Jan 16, 2014 - 09:41pm PT


klk

Trad climber
cali
Jan 16, 2014 - 09:50pm PT
i'm just happy that we get to watch two teams that actually tackle.

be even happier if they played the game on something that wasn't plastic.

Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Jan 16, 2014 - 09:51pm PT
There's a chance they might be playing on ice.
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Jan 16, 2014 - 09:53pm PT
OMAHA.
nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Jan 17, 2014 - 10:47am PT
All true...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2HD57z4F8E


"but I've been deaf since I was three. So I didn't listen."
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jan 17, 2014 - 12:11pm PT
Gotta love the chances of smack talk happening in the week leading up to the Divisionals.

100% chance of no gain, some pain, some guy talks about roagaine and seattle pain.
The Niners are so hot they're gonna be meltin' the snow right off Rainier, the place is gonna flood, and then we'll see who's winning & who's whining, YO!
Edge

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Jan 17, 2014 - 04:17pm PT
Harvin was just ruled out for tomorrow; he didn't pass the concussion protocol.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 17, 2014 - 04:19pm PT
Harvin was just ruled out for tomorrow; he didn't pass the concussion protocol.

What, he couldn't sign his check?
Edge

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Jan 17, 2014 - 04:26pm PT
No, he still thinks he is a barista named Moonbeam.
StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Jan 18, 2014 - 01:11pm PT
She-hawks better wear their best pumps and tighten down their bonnets, it is going to be a long evening.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 18, 2014 - 01:48pm PT
Stahlbro, yous gots identity issues being a Whiner fan in San Diego. Jess sayin'...
StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Jan 18, 2014 - 01:54pm PT
Reilly,

I lived in the Bay Area for while.

I used to be a Rams fan. Then I watched Jim "Chrissy" Everett hook slide 3 yards short of a first down with the playoffs on the line.

Next I watched Steve Young put his head down and go hard to get the first down with the game on the line.

Been a 9ers fan ever since.

Of course I root for the Chargers.
go-B

climber
Romans 5:8
Jan 18, 2014 - 01:54pm PT
Rip rah ree hit um in the knee,
rip rop rasp kick um in the other knee...GO BRONCOS!
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jan 18, 2014 - 03:21pm PT
What a slam on a great lady competitor, the blondiest ever, Chris 'for the win' E...for shame.

Renee Richards, more like.
KP Ariza

climber
SCC
Jan 18, 2014 - 03:35pm PT
No, he still thinks he is a barista named Moonbeam.

Lol!
StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Jan 18, 2014 - 04:11pm PT
You are right Mouse. Chrissy is the real deal.
Matt

Trad climber
it's all turtles, all the way dooowwwwwnn!!!!!
Jan 19, 2014 - 10:44am PT
P S Y C H E D !!!

Let's go 9ers!!!
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Jan 19, 2014 - 11:06am PT
I thought football was over for the year a month and a half ago when the Saskatchewan Roughriders won the Grey Cup, but Mimi tells me there's some kind of football league down here in the US and that they're still playing even though it's January. Weird.

I doubt they play at a very high level, but I'm going to go over and watch it with her and Steve this afternoon.
nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Jan 19, 2014 - 11:18am PT
Wish I could join you guys. I know it'll be fun.

BTW... I'm close to finishing Shiro.
KP Ariza

climber
SCC
Jan 19, 2014 - 11:29am PT
You're right ghost, shabby talents these NFL guys. The real ballers play rugby.
I here this on a regular basis from my good friend and employer who grew up in the Fulham district of London.
Still trying to figure a way of telling him he's wrong without getting my wage cut....
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Jan 19, 2014 - 11:36am PT
An English friend once told me -- absolutely seriously -- that if you had to pick one sport that generated the overall best athletes, athletes that would excel at any sport they turned to, it would be cricket.

He wasn't joking.

I didn't know what to say.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 19, 2014 - 11:51am PT
Ghost, was he on 'shrooms? I could believe him if he had said rugby, or rounders.
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Jan 19, 2014 - 11:57am PT
That's what I thought. I could understand if he didn't know much about what it took to play NFL football, but surely he knew about rugby and soccer.

And I'll admit I haven't seen hundreds of cricket matches, and I'm sure that the top level cricketers are serious athletes, but...

Edit to add: He may not have been on shrooms, but he was climbing in the middle of winter in Scotland, with me, so he probably was pretty crazy.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jan 19, 2014 - 11:58am PT
WBC Championship, Caesar's Palace, June 1982. There had not been a white world heavyweight champion in 22 years, and Cooney would try to change that. Cooney was cast as "The Great White Hope" in one of the most anticipated fights of the early 1980s.

Holmes: 39-0. Cooney: 25-0.



My point:
Seahawks never have done it. Niners have. This will be a tough game for both teams. I'm looking forward to it.

Seahawks lose in OT.

My God, man! Cricket?
blahblah

Gym climber
Boulder
Jan 19, 2014 - 12:23pm PT
An English friend once told me -- absolutely seriously -- that if you had to pick one sport that generated the overall best athletes, athletes that would excel at any sport they turned to, it would be cricket.

He wasn't joking.
Don't know much about cricket, but assuming it's basically the same as baseball from an athletic standpoint, I can believe it.
The NFL players (in some positions) look more like the guy on the cover of a glossy fitness magazine, but the hand eye coordination and speed necessary to hit at the major league level is on a different realm.
weezy

climber
Jan 19, 2014 - 01:35pm PT
what a load of crap^^^

everyone knows that curling produces the finest athletes.



go hawks!
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Jan 19, 2014 - 02:44pm PT
Well if Bronco's can keep turnovers to 1 or less and not give away more than a 2 or 3 1st downs on penalties, They really should win.
go-B

climber
Romans 5:8
Jan 19, 2014 - 03:59pm PT
Touchdown Denver!
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Jan 19, 2014 - 05:53pm PT
Thats game! Denver on the way. They made no big mistakes and the defense even did very well.

Go 9ers now.
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Jan 19, 2014 - 06:05pm PT
Can't wait to hear the Patsy's excuses.
Hard to win when Belicheat and McTrainwreck can't bug the opponents locker room.
Well done Broncos, well deserved!
madbolter1

Big Wall climber
Denver, CO
Jan 19, 2014 - 06:06pm PT
That's the defense I've been waiting to see!

Yeeeehaw!
Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Jan 19, 2014 - 06:10pm PT
GO BRONCOS!!!!
StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Jan 19, 2014 - 06:16pm PT
Congrats to the donkeys. 9ers will see you soon.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 19, 2014 - 06:25pm PT
I was ready for some football but I guess Boston wasn't.
No D and too little and too late on the O.

It don't matter to the SEAHAWKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
go-B

climber
Romans 5:8
Jan 19, 2014 - 06:29pm PT
BRONCOS=XLVIII
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Jan 19, 2014 - 06:43pm PT
You didn't want that to happen, Seattle!
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Jan 19, 2014 - 06:45pm PT
The Seahawks defence has never faced an offence like this.
The Manning led Broncos are 27 & 7 in the last two years. That is another NF
L record.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jan 19, 2014 - 07:15pm PT
Doc Breelo showing the defense what to do, Anasazi Bowl year of the locust plague.
Little known fact, Cliff Raven won MVPee. Ten feet and six inches into a clay pot!

Seawhocks goin' down!
StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Jan 19, 2014 - 07:30pm PT
10-0
madbolter1

Big Wall climber
Denver, CO
Jan 19, 2014 - 07:35pm PT
The Hawks don't seem to be able to fly.

And SF has now clearly demonstrated that they CAN move the ball against the Hawks' defense, even with the 12th man on the field.

SF vs. Broncos.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jan 19, 2014 - 07:39pm PT
CLEARLY.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 19, 2014 - 07:47pm PT
I don't like the Hawks' play calling. They don't employ Kearse enough on
the quick look-in. Truth be told the O line ain't gettin' it done.
Only giving up the field goal after the big pass was a big pump up for the Niners' D.