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    Claude45
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    So is the story that if the tuck rule call not made, it’s a body swap situation? The Pats become irrelevant and the Raiders win a bunch of Superbowls?

    What if Brady takes that loss hard and becomes even more focused and wins the next 10 in a row? The Raiders were gifted their only Championship and they still had more work in 2001 that they probably weren’t up for. If they were so dominant that a Superbowl win was automatic after that loss, why we’re they on the road in the Wildcard round? A joke.

    #110737

    jforb
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    Good news is Farrell isn’t the worst manager in the playoffs.

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 3 months ago by  jforb.
    #110739

    Claude45
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    So is the story that if the tuck rule call not made, it’s a body swap situation? The Pats become irrelevant and the Raiders win a bunch of Superbowls? What if Brady takes that loss hard and becomes even more focused and wins the next 10 in a row? The Raiders were gifted their only Championship and they still had more work in 2001 that they probably weren’t up for. If they were so dominant that a Superbowl win was automatic after that loss, why we’re they on the road in the Wildcard round? A joke.

    That’s some terrible word misuse on the we’re/were. I’ll take a lap but I’m just glad no one is here to see it.

    #110740

    Brian
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    Good news is Farrell isn’t the worst manager in the playoffs.

    The Yankees have been a hell of a lot more competitive though.

    #110741

    Lefty
    Moderator

    It’s cute and all to be “more competitive,” but 0 – 2 is 0 -2, even if you look pretty doing it.

    I don’t think they extend the series based on “appearance of competition.”

     

     

    #110742

    Coma
    Participant

    The story of the Diamondbacks coach wearing an illegal electronic device (Apple Watch) in the dugout during their win over the Rockies had a shelf life of 3 days. The investigation ended yesterday and the team will pay a fine. I imagine Arizona Shank was urging for them to be removed from the playoffs.

    #110743

    Canadian Soldier
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    So is the story that if the tuck rule call not made, it’s a body swap situation? The Pats become irrelevant and the Raiders win a bunch of Superbowls? What if Brady takes that loss hard and becomes even more focused and wins the next 10 in a row? The Raiders were gifted their only Championship and they still had more work in 2001 that they probably weren’t up for. If they were so dominant that a Superbowl win was automatic after that loss, why we’re they on the road in the Wildcard round? A joke.

    That’s some terrible word misuse on the we’re/were. I’ll take a lap but I’m just glad no one is here to see it.

    :lol: You can always blame autocorrect. It insists that the national baseball writer for The Globe is someone named Nick “Canard.”  Maybe it’s right, though.

    So I’ll assume that no one in that stupid tuck-rule film had the audacity to suggest that the blow to the head delivered by an Oakland rusher to Brady on that play not only negated any possible fumble recovery but also should have tacked on 15 yards …

    #110745

    andrew
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    So is the story that if the tuck rule call not made, it’s a body swap situation? The Pats become irrelevant and the Raiders win a bunch of Superbowls? What if Brady takes that loss hard and becomes even more focused and wins the next 10 in a row? The Raiders were gifted their only Championship and they still had more work in 2001 that they probably weren’t up for. If they were so dominant that a Superbowl win was automatic after that loss, why we’re they on the road in the Wildcard round? A joke.

    That’s been the narrative for the last fifteen years, and it’s amazing how many people think that the Patriots’ ongoing success was attributable to a rule that shouldn’t have been properly enforced. I stumbled on to the Tuck Rule documentary on NFL Network, and even though they got rid of the tuck rule they still harp about it as though the Patriots were the only team who benefited from it.

    #110746

    Frank Costanza
    Participant

    Thank you, CS! Somebody FINALLY pointed out the blow to the head. That’s where the officials screwed up, not on the tuck-rule ruling.

    So it was 3rd&1, no blow to the head was called, so in essence an incomplete pass made it 4th&1 and the Patriots had to make it. I’m always at the ready when some whiner brings up the tuck rule play – it’s really the Raiders who got the benefit of that play.

    Now, I think in those days, it would have been just a 5-yard penalty and not 15, but it still would have been a first down. Since the helmet hit wasn’t called, most people now don’t even know it happened. Or ignore it.

     

    #110747

    CornerBlitz
    Participant

    Alabama got away with a Polamalu bat towards the end zone that was overlooked and not called. Infuriating.

    #110749

    Yahtzee
    Participant

    Fvck Joe Maddon. That was a great ending.

    #110750

    Major Intangibles
    Participant

    Thank you, CS! Somebody FINALLY pointed out the blow to the head. That’s where the officials screwed up, not on the tuck-rule ruling. So it was 3rd&1, no blow to the head was called, so in essence an incomplete pass made it 4th&1 and the Patriots had to make it. I’m always at the ready when some whiner brings up the tuck rule play – it’s really the Raiders who got the benefit of that play. Now, I think in those days, it would have been just a 5-yard penalty and not 15, but it still would have been a first down. Since the helmet hit wasn’t called, most people now don’t even know it happened. Or ignore it.

    With all appropriate respect to the senior Mr. Costanza, but BSMW has never wavered since its founding as to the blow to the head by Woodson on Brady.

    Nothing will be saved. All will be lost. And our new onion-headed sad emoticon is unable to convey the depth of that loss. -10/22/25 (sic) Daily Thread

    #110751

    Miserable Fellow
    Participant

    Linkception: Deadspin has a report on Zach Lowe on a podcast taking a brief sidebar talking about how much the Hawks hated playing with Dwight Howard.

    Lowe: I don’t know what it is. No one has kind of gotten to the bottom of why. It can’t just be the corny jokes—and my god, does he tell the corniest jokes—but I’ve heard multiple stories of Hawks players learning about the trade and screaming with jubilation into their phones.

    Arnovitz: Yes.

    Lowe: You ask why, and one account was, like, Dwight would give these speeches before the game about how everyone is playing hard, we want unity, we’re going to … and then go out and play like a blah game where he demands post touches and doesn’t rotate as hard as he could. And everyone is like, “Why are you speaking in the locker room?” But that’s all anecdotal. It’s just crazy how these stories come out after every stop in his career.

    Arnovitz: As one person inside the locker room told me, “Do you know how hard it is to make Dennis Schröeder the good guy in an internecine warfare between players?” Do you know how hard it is to have a locker room pro-Dennis in terms of just mood and personality? And, you know, that lasted two or three good weeks and then Dwight was just kvetching about not getting the ball.

    […]

    Everyone has this impression of “Oh, it’s the goofiness and the fart jokes and everything else,” and actually, no, I think—he’s a downer.

    #110752

    Frank Costanza
    Participant

    Major Intangibles, I sure you’re right, but I drift in and out of here for the most part, and I miss some things.

    And remember that I’m 90, so my mind also drifts in and out.

    #110753

    Danny Duberstein
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    #110754

    Coma
    Participant

    So is the story that if the tuck rule call not made, it’s a body swap situation? The Pats become irrelevant and the Raiders win a bunch of Superbowls? What if Brady takes that loss hard and becomes even more focused and wins the next 10 in a row? The Raiders were gifted their only Championship and they still had more work in 2001 that they probably weren’t up for. If they were so dominant that a Superbowl win was automatic after that loss, why we’re they on the road in the Wildcard round? A joke.

    The Raiders were 10-3 with three games to go that season and then lost all three. But, sure, they were going to win 4 straight playoff games if not for some made up “rule.” It was obvious.

    #110755

    Lefty
    Moderator

    Alex Overchkin had a hat trick in the season opener. And then he had four goals tonight, so seven goals in the last six periods.   First player in 100 years to have hat tricks in back to back games.

     

    Added benefit he dropped the four on Montreal tonight.

    #110756

    Tommyfw
    Participant

    Things that make me think of BSMW:

     

    #110757

    Love seeing the flags flying against Riverboat Ron.

    #110758

    andrew
    Participant

    Every time I see Ron Rivera I think of the informant that Tony Soprano stumbled upon during the episode he and Meadow went to Colby College.

    #110759

    That’s a shame

    #110760

    Oof that didn’t take long. Back to the Red Zone!

    #110761

    Danny Duberstein
    Participant

    I should have started the Buffalo D. Oh well.

    #110762

    GusChiggins
    Participant

    Fun watching the quarterback whisperer get embarrassed.

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    #110765

    Kevin
    Participant

    Odell Beckham is such a cunt!

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