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NFL 2016: The Regular Season Thread

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5 hours ago, dont care said:

Jersey, shirsey same thing different price point. Burning it into a fireball to the national anthem sends the same message.

And that message is, "One of these years, I'm finally going to succeed in blowing off my hand on the 4th of July."

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Call me crazy, but I love that roof in Minnesotas new stadium.  It was hard to believe on TV that the game was indoors.

 

9504551-nfl-preseason-san-diego-chargers

 

Here's hoping that Tampa Bay baseball team comes up a similar idea.

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13 hours ago, Kramerica Industries said:

 

Don't be surprised at all if Jacksonville wins the AFC-S this year. Cycle back on this tweet when it gets proven wrong, of course, but it sure wouldn't shock me in the least if they win their division this year.

Youre right, they have a solid team there.  AFC South is always wide open until the dust settles.

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So Sanchez is gonna maybe get cut. He couldn't even beat out Trevor Siemian for the starting job in Denver. Very interesting there with such an unproven and not that highly touted of a QB taking over for the champs.

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2 hours ago, AstroBull21 said:

Call me crazy, but I love that roof in Minnesotas new stadium.  It was hard to believe on TV that the game was indoors.

 

9504551-nfl-preseason-san-diego-chargers

 

Here's hoping that Tampa Bay baseball team comes up a similar idea.

 

I honestly love how that stadium looks. It's beautiful. The natural light is fantastic.

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Joey "POS" Bosa signs a 4 year deal with the Chargers. 

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I can only imagine how much this guy is gonna get on the field. I understand a vet doing this, but a rookie who hasn't proven anything is putting himself in a bad pr space before his career even started. 

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Agreed about new Vikings stadium.  The shadows were barely noticeable and didn't effect TV viewing.

 

I know shadows in some stadiums really impact the quality of the TV broadcast.

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A little confused by Minnesota's new dome. Does the solid part of the roof have the ability to slide over the glass parts?

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1 hour ago, 4_tattoos said:

A little confused by Minnesota's new dome. Does the solid part of the roof have the ability to slide over the glass parts?

It's not retractable.  Having that solid part is probably due to cost and/or strength.

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1 hour ago, 4_tattoos said:

A little confused by Minnesota's new dome. Does the solid part of the roof have the ability to slide over the glass parts?

I think they originally planned to have an retractable roof except it cost too much.  

 

 

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So basically it's a glass dome? Is it possible to grass grow in such a structure?

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30 minutes ago, 4_tattoos said:

So basically it's a glass dome? Is it possible to grass grow in such a structure?

It's not glass. It's ETFE.  A stadium in NZ has it over the entire roof and has a grass field

 

And greenhouses have been used to grow sod for decades.

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US Bank Stadium was incredibly loud for a preseason game. Packers @ Vikings is going to be one heck of a game.

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It's time. Gonna throw out my 2016 predictions now:

 

AMERICAN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE

EAST

New England Patriots (13-3) ◂

New York Jets (8-8)

Miami Dolphins (7-9)

Buffalo Bills (6-10)

 

NORTH

Pittsburgh Steelers (12-4) ◂

Baltimore Ravens (11-5) ◂

Cincinnati Bengals (8-8)

Cleveland Browns (4-12)

 

SOUTH

Indianapolis Colts (11-5) ◂

Jacksonville Jaguars (7-9)

Tennessee Titans (7-9)

Houston Texans (6-10)

 

WEST

Denver Broncos (9-7) ◂

Kansas City Chiefs (9-7) ◂

Oakland Raiders (8-8)

San Diego Chargers (5-11)

 

 

NATIONAL FOOTBALL CONFERENCE

EAST

Dallas Cowboys (9-7) ◂

Washington Pro Football Team (8-8)

New York Giants (8-8)

Philadelphia Eagles (6-10)

 

NORTH

Green Bay Packers (13-3) ◂

Minnesota Vikings (8-8)

Detroit Lions (6-10)

Chicago Bears (3-13)

 

SOUTH

Carolina Panthers (11-5) ◂

Atlanta Falcons (10-6) ◂

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (7-9)

New Orleans Saints (5-11)

 

WEST

Seattle Seahawks (13-3) ◂

Arizona Cardinals (10-6) ◂

Los Angeles Rams (6-10)

San Francisco 49ers (2-14)

 

 

2017 NFL DRAFT ORDER

1. San Francisco 49ers

2. Chicago Bears

3. Cleveland Browns

4. New Orleans Saints

5. San Diego Chargers
 

 

AMERICAN FOOTBALL CONFERNCE PLAYOFFS

WILD CARD ROUND

Denver Broncos def. Baltimore Ravens

Indianapolis Colts def. Kansas City Chiefs

 

DIVISIONAL ROUND

Pittsburgh Steelers def. Indianapolis Colts

New England Patriots def. Denver Broncos

 

CHAMPIONSHIP GAME

Pittsburgh Steelers def. New England Patriots

 

 

NATIONAL FOOTBALL CONFERNCE PLAYOFFS

WILD CARD ROUND

Carolina Panthers def. Atlanta Falcons

Arizona Cardinals def. Dallas Cowboys

 

DIVISIONAL ROUND

Carolina Panthers def. Seattle Seahawks

Green Bay Packers def. Arizona Cardinals

 

CHAMPIONSHIP GAME

Green Bay Packers def. Carolina Panthers

 

 

SUPER BOWL LI

Green Bay Packers def. Pittsburgh Steelers

 

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As impressive as the Vikings' stadium appears, it still wasn't necessary. It's a terrible waste of public money from people who should know better.

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1 hour ago, the admiral said:

As impressive as the Vikings' stadium appears, it still wasn't necessary. It's a terrible waste of public money from people who should know better.

The Metrodome was old and dated.  Something had to be done.

 

The only thing that may have made sense would've been to have a shared UM/Vikings stadium.

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Right, exactly, expand TCF Bank Stadium to accommodate both teams full-time. Football stadiums sit empty most of the year; you don't need two. With the way people would rather watch football on TV, you barely need one.

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19 hours ago, masterchaoss said:

I can only imagine how much this guy is gonna get on the field. I understand a vet doing this, but a rookie who hasn't proven anything is putting himself in a bad pr space before his career even started. 

I think the Chargers have come off looking worse because they tried to wedge in verbiage that is generally not used on rookie contracts to try and force Bosa's hand. When the players union tells you it's a bad deal, don't sign it, you generally follow their lead on it. His mom is making life miserable by saying they should have pulled an "Eli" though. 

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13 minutes ago, the admiral said:

Right, exactly, expand TCF Bank Stadium to accommodate both teams full-time. Football stadiums sit empty most of the year; you don't need two. With the way people would rather watch football on TV, you barely need one.

Minnesota's stadium doesn't have much space for expansion and would require another stadium for both teams to play in while expansion went on. If they still had the Metrodome it's not issue but remember, TCF Stadium didn't even have warmers under the field until after the Vikings vs Bears game after the Metrodome roof collapse a few years ago proved that it was needed. 

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