SabresRule7361

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  1. This is going to be my last post on here for a little bit (personal family tragedy)......

     

    I think Tampa breaks brought the glass Cup ceiling.

     

    I’ll be back around for the Rite of Spring thread


  2. On 2/19/2019 at 5:27 PM, simtek34 said:

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    Denver's 1997 interconference schedule had them playing the other NFC West teams (STL, SF, CAR, ATL) and they missed out playing New Orleans when the Broncos had navy unis on white pants and the Saints had gold numbers on white road unis.


  3. 4 hours ago, IceBurgs70 said:

     

     1998 was the last year of the Saints' gold numerals on their road whites.  They switched to black numerals for 1999 and modernized the Fleur-de-lis in 2000.

     

    The Broncos played the NFC West in 1997, but the Saints were a 5th place team.


  4. On 2/7/2019 at 11:45 AM, Bucfan56 said:

    This whole era has been absolutey awful for the NFL, and the Patriots winning a lot is very low on the list of reasons why. The NFL is constantly making the wrong choice and pretty much trips over their dick every time they take a step.

     

    Holding cities hostage for public funds to build stadiums, the recent Kaepernick thing and race relations as a whole, how they’ve handled replay and the refs in general, their overall apathy to domestic violence and crime among their players, and (the most egregious thing) the way they’ve swept the CTE findings under the rug and have poured money into false findings (which is not just a bad look, but is borderline criminal) are all WAY bigger issues. 

     

     

    I’m to the point where I Hope this entire league crashes and burns, but it sure ain’t because the Pats won a lot. 

     

    It’s the reverse for me. I have enjoyed this era, but the Pats winning all the time Is singlehandedly diminishing my interest in he product.

     

    the only reason I did not watch the SB was NE’s presence, not the NFC CG controversy.

     

    as long as Brady and Belichick keep winning, I’ll have less and less reason to care about who wins the silver medal.


  5. 12 hours ago, McCarthy said:

    They're this soulless borg machine, where it doesn't matter who plays for them, where they ruthlessly cut players a year before they start to decline, where the only important thing is the factory, that these players are all replaceable plugs in a machine. The entire Patriots experience feels so joyless and mechanical. It works so well for them that it makes following the draft and roster management strategy, and for getting interested in fun players for your own team feel like a pointless exercise. 

     

     

    Take Sony Michel- is he truly as good as his playoff numbers indicated or could, Lamar Miller/Alfred Blue have replicated those numbers?


  6. If we're going to compare the Niners to the Pats, let me throw in another factor- division.

     

    San Francisco did win a boatload of NFC West titles, but they didn't always run away and hide. The Rams pushed them at times and, at least through the Montana era, didn't always get swept. They oddly won more games at Candlestick than at Anaheim.

     

    Atlanta was a division doormat more often than not, but every now and then (1983, 1988, 1991, 1993, 1995) they would spring a surprise.

     

    New Orleans also made things tough at times with their defense and were seen as a worthy foil.

     

    Compare that to the AFC East. Forget the QB play- Brady isn't exactly going up against Kevin Greene or the Dome Patrol linebackers twice a year every year.

     

    During the SF 1981-1998 era, the 49ers had to sweat out their division here and there. New England only a few times has had to sweat out division titles- 2001, 2003, 2004, 2010. Outside of that, they basically have won their division in July.

     

    Since the 3x in 4 years run, that division has gone WAY downhill.

     

    The BUF/MIA/NYJ gap was way bigger than the old ATL/LA/NO gap.

     

    The 49ers actually did surrender their division a few times (1985 Rams, 1991 Saints, 1996 Panthers, 1998 Falcons). Brady has failed to win his division ONE TIME while playing the full season.


  7. 21 minutes ago, Quillz said:

    True, but that team will at first be written off as a fluke before everyone realizes they're for real and become hated. But I also imagine the market has a lot to do with it. If the Cardinals, Bills, or Titans suddenly rolled off five of the next six Super Bowls, there might be a bit less dislike because "they're small market."

    I don't see why not. Most people who disliked this game did so objectively, they simply wanted more offense.

     

    But if it ended with, say, Andy Reid finally winning the big one or Brees getting #2 instead of LOLBOSTONWINS I think there might be less of a bitter aftertaste.