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ron ll
01-24-2014, 01:37 PM
Might as well start off the thread with a fun pic. :D

http://simmqb.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/1.jpg?w=800&h=533

Cuyahoga Chuck
01-24-2014, 02:30 PM
Bet the Broncos. Having trained at 5000 feet they should 'float like butterflys and sting like bees" at sea level.

ron ll
01-24-2014, 02:32 PM
Bet the Broncos. Having trained at 5000 feet they should 'float like butterflys and sting like bees" at sea level.

Nah, just makes their lungs too big, hard to fill with clean oxygen in New Jersey

John Smith
01-24-2014, 04:01 PM
I think this game will be decided by the defense. My experience is that defense generally wins football games.

One can say you have to score more than they do to win, but one can also say we have to keep them from scoring as much as we do to win.

If they don't score; they can't win.

Paul Pless
01-24-2014, 08:54 PM
the best defense is a good offense

-or-

"keep the enemy under strain and wear him down" (sun-tzu)

jack grebe
01-24-2014, 10:21 PM
I think this game will be decided by the defense.


yup ......defense will win championships.........but............




offense will sell tickets..................:D

I don't wanna see a game with a final score of 3 to 6....do you?



but , 43 to 46 with a field goal with the clock @ 1 sec.....................



yep, that makes the commercials a little more bare able...........

Gerarddm
01-24-2014, 10:46 PM
Speaking of Richard Sherman, he was fined $7,875 by the league for making that choking gesture at Kaepernick.


What an odd integer for a fine. What algorithm came up with that?

ron ll
01-25-2014, 11:14 AM
Probably a percentage of his game earnings or something. Still probably pocket change.

But with all the press it bought him, I'm sure I'm not alone in becoming a big Sherman fan. He is quite a guy and about as far from a "thug" as they come. He's quite smart and the bravado reminds me a lot of Cassius Clay in his early years.

John Smith
01-25-2014, 11:24 AM
yup ......defense will win championships.........but............




offense will sell tickets..................:D

I don't wanna see a game with a final score of 3 to 6....do you?



but , 43 to 46 with a field goal with the clock @ 1 sec.....................



yep, that makes the commercials a little more bare able...........

I agree offense sells tickets. Yet it's still a fact that you can't win if you don't score.

I remember arguing years back with a guy about Namath. One Monday night the Jets played Green Bay. This guy comes in Tuesday bragging about Namath throwing for some large number of yards. I pointed out that the Jets scored NO POINTS, and it is points, not yards, that count on the scoreboard.

Manning is a great quarterback. No question. He can put up a lot of points, unless the defense finds a way to take away his receivers and his time to find them.

John Smith
01-25-2014, 11:25 AM
Speaking of Richard Sherman, he was fined $7,875 by the league for making that choking gesture at Kaepernick.


What an odd integer for a fine. What algorithm came up with that?

He's gotten an awful lot of attention. Most of which, IMO, is extreme. For what it's worth, I don't think it's healthy to get that emotional.

Gerarddm
01-25-2014, 11:54 AM
Healthy? If he was going off the next day or even that evening, I would agree with you. But immediately after a huge play and he was spurned for trying to be a sportsman? No.

Joe Namath was criticized for guaranteeing the Jets would win the Super Bowl. As they did, it was not considered a knock on Namath. Some bravado never hurts. Ask Ali.

I would imagine, however, that Sherman will make Crabtree 's professional life a trial over the next few years.

Gerarddm
01-27-2014, 11:03 AM
Madden says it will be the Broncs in a thriller:

http://games.yahoo.com/blogs/plugged-in/broncos-win-super-bowl-xlviii-predicts-madden-nfl-144805173.html

Paul Pless
01-27-2014, 11:12 AM
how much would you pay for one these seats at the superbowl?
currently forecasted gametime temp is 21

http://l3.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/6rZPBMxa_PXNoWJIqEjPcQ--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7cT04NTt3PTYzMA--/http://media.zenfs.com/en_US/Sports/USA_Today/20140122_jla_aa9_149-a477616fe423630160da324f68e95592

Figment
01-27-2014, 11:49 AM
The best part of a coldweather football game is the tailgate party, and from what I understand such activities have been made difficult to impossible for this event.

Soundbounder
01-27-2014, 11:50 AM
As we get closer to the game, the forecasts for Sunday (and Saturday) are showing warmer temps. Still cold, but nothing unbearable.

http://www.weather.com/weather/tenday/East+Rutherford+NJ+USNJ0128

Gerarddm
01-27-2014, 11:53 AM
Supposedly Manning's passer rating is incrementally higher when he wears gloves.

BrianY
01-27-2014, 11:54 AM
The only thing that will make the game interesteing for me is if it snows. 6 inches of snow during the game would be a lot of fun.

Soundbounder
01-27-2014, 12:14 PM
Supposedly Manning's passer rating is incrementally higher when he wears gloves.

I don't trust these sort of stats.
It might simply mean he put up big numbers in late-season road games against some lousy cold weather teams.

Joe Dupere
01-27-2014, 04:21 PM
I watched the Super Bowl once, about 10 or 12 years ago. That ought to last me a while.

John Smith
01-27-2014, 04:33 PM
I don't trust these sort of stats.
It might simply mean he put up big numbers in late-season road games against some lousy cold weather teams.

One would suspect he'd wear gloves all the time.

Lew Barrett
01-27-2014, 04:55 PM
I can't believe I opened a football thread. Despite myself, I guess I could muster a modest go hawks.

Todd D
01-27-2014, 06:30 PM
Is it over yet?

Soundbounder
01-27-2014, 07:26 PM
Stepping aboard a 210-foot luxury cruise liner serving as the team’s news media headquarters this week, the Broncos arrived to a scene that shaded toward the surreal.The vessel — named the Cornucopia Majesty, typically reserved for weddings and corporate events — was docked in Liberty Harbor Marina just a few feet from the team’s hotel. But why settle for holding news conferences on land?
As Broncos Coach John Fox spoke, a low hum from an idling motor provided light background noise. The Statue of Liberty (http://topics.nytimes.com/topics/reference/timestopics/subjects/s/statue_of_liberty/index.html?inline=nyt-classifier) could be viewed through a porthole off starboard.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/27/sports/football/hoping-to-sail-to-glory-the-broncos-first-board-a-ship.html?_r=0

Tom Montgomery
01-27-2014, 07:36 PM
Go Seahawks!

Lew Barrett
01-27-2014, 08:35 PM
Is it over yet?

My quibble is how municipalities mortgage themselves off to the most wealthy folks just to root for the home town team.
Why don't these teams just finance their own way? I can't believe my fellow citizens in this town gave the arena to one of the wealthiest men in the world for a pittance so they could pay $400 a ticket for the crappy seats just to root for a bunch of out of towners and watch them take concussions. It's really baffling to me.

Go Hawks.

Yeadon
01-27-2014, 08:52 PM
Broncos 3, Seahawks 242.

Gerarddm
01-27-2014, 09:00 PM
LOL, Tim.

Actually the 12th Man thingie ( lack of ) may play a factor. Super Bowls are relatively quiet compared to normal games because there is no home field advantage in play.

That said, it's not like the Seahawks can't win on the road, obviously.

Gerarddm
01-29-2014, 01:51 AM
http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2014/01/27/computer-simulation-predicts-seahawks-over-broncos-24-21/

Soundbounder
01-29-2014, 05:20 AM
An updated forecast

Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 30s and lows in the mid 20s. Winds N5

http://www.weather.com/weather/wxdetail4/USNJ0128

Looks like a non-issue

ron ll
01-29-2014, 06:08 PM
Marshawn Lynch seems a bit microphone shy, but I guess Sherman makes up for it.

JERSEY CITY, N.J. -- Marshawn Lynch (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/10456/marshawn-lynch) again lasted less than seven minutes during a mandatory Super Bowl media session, climbing over chairs to get away from reporters Wednesday morning at the Seattle Seahawks (http://espn.go.com/nfl/team/_/name/sea/seattle-seahawks)' hotel.

SMARTINSEN
01-29-2014, 07:12 PM
Tho not a rabid fan, I am a lifetime afficionado of the AFL and the AFC.

Let's go for the Orange Crush.

ron ll
01-29-2014, 07:21 PM
You think Lynch climbing over chairs to get away from reporters is fun, wait 'til you see him climbing over Broncos.

Soundbounder
01-30-2014, 07:41 AM
Weather update:

Cloudy with a high near 45 and a low of 29

http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?site=okx&FcstType=text&zmx=1&zmy=1&map.x=97&map.y=198&site=OKX

John Smith
01-30-2014, 10:02 AM
I suppose if I had to bet, I'd bet on the Seahawks, but I don't bet on football past the days when a coworker and I only bet on who buys tomorrow's coffee. Defense usually wins football games, but football has some elements we can't predict.

We don't know who gets injured and is out of the game. And that can have a huge impact. Especially if it's one of the quarterbacks.

We've also seen games decided by bad calls made by the refs. Sometimes a game can be decided simply by how the ball itself bounces.

John of Phoenix
01-30-2014, 11:45 AM
My quibble is how municipalities mortgage themselves off to the most wealthy folks just to root for the home town team.
Why don't these teams just finance their own way? I can't believe my fellow citizens in this town gave the arena to one of the wealthiest men in the world for a pittance so they could pay $400 a ticket for the crappy seats just to root for a bunch of out of towners and watch them take concussions. It's really baffling to me.

Go Hawks.Add to that - the NFL is a non-profit organization and pays no taxes.

http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2014/01/30/senators-seek-to-punt-nfls-tax-exempt-status

ron ll
01-30-2014, 12:28 PM
Weather update:

Cloudy with a high near 45 and a low of 29



Hmmmmm. So kind of a lot like Seattle then.

David W Pratt
01-30-2014, 01:32 PM
Everybody I know is rooting for snow

Gerarddm
01-30-2014, 01:34 PM
If Percy Harvin can keep it together for the entire game, he could be a real 'X' factor.

ron ll
01-30-2014, 02:21 PM
If Percy Harvin can keep it together for the entire game, he could be a real 'X' factor.

Yaaah, da bum's gotta glass jaw.

Soundbounder
01-31-2014, 09:53 AM
Hmmmmm. So kind of a lot like Seattle then.

Kickoff temp of 41F won't even qualify it as the coldest Super Bowl

ron ll
01-31-2014, 11:21 AM
Kickoff temp of 41F won't even qualify it as the coldest Super Bowl

I was kind of hoping for snow which would favor a running team.

wizbang 13
01-31-2014, 04:03 PM
Hey I will be watching at AFB Antigua! US base here. Buck twenty five drinks , a driver and a bunk on shore!!
myfirst super bowl

Gerarddm
01-31-2014, 06:03 PM
Aaaargh. You bugger. Suitably jealous.

SMARTINSEN
01-31-2014, 07:03 PM
Gandalf or Captain Kirk?


http://www.balloon-juice.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/funlads-450x600.jpg

(http://www.balloon-juice.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/funlads.jpg)

Gerarddm
01-31-2014, 10:36 PM
Kirk, LOL.

Breakaway
01-31-2014, 10:46 PM
Seahawks

Kevin

ron ll
01-31-2014, 10:47 PM
Do they know that ball doesn't have pointy ends?

Breakaway
01-31-2014, 10:54 PM
Do they know that ball doesn't have pointy ends?

Furriners. They think THAT's a football. Sheesh.

Kevin

SMARTINSEN
01-31-2014, 11:31 PM
It is the Palantir that Pippin took when Gandalf was sleeping.

ron ll
02-02-2014, 10:57 AM
Expected 48F at the Super Bowl today. That's warmer than Seattle. Hope they leave enough Gatorade for Pete Carrol's shower.

ron ll
02-02-2014, 11:44 AM
That's funny. I'm even a bit of a Trek fan and didn't catch that. Prolly cause I was laughing so hard at the picture.

Jim Bow
02-02-2014, 12:16 PM
Son and dot-in-law went to the one in Houston a while back. Spent 4 hours in various lines on Sunday morning. Never again.
Said most of the crowd were there for the extravaganza and could not have cared less about the game. Folks near them left after the halftime show.

Gerarddm
02-02-2014, 12:49 PM
I must observe, as an art school graduate, that the Seahawks uniform is more aesthetic and dynamic than the Broncos one.

You never know, the game can turn on intangibles. ;-)

Paul Pless
02-02-2014, 06:33 PM
holy ****!

SMARTINSEN
02-02-2014, 06:35 PM
Well, that was an auspicious start.

Paul Pless
02-02-2014, 06:35 PM
fastest score in superbowl history

Paul Girouard
02-02-2014, 07:16 PM
Payton's ducks! Sherman was right!

Paul Girouard
02-02-2014, 07:21 PM
Domination, early to say , but Denver's better make some big adjustments at the 1/2.

Paul Pless
02-02-2014, 07:22 PM
wtf broncos???

Paul Girouard
02-02-2014, 07:23 PM
TouchDOWN SEATTLE as Steve Rable calls um!!!

Tom Montgomery
02-02-2014, 07:23 PM
Defense wins championships.

Paul Girouard
02-02-2014, 07:25 PM
This is what I expected , Hawks have been playing against some very good D-fense's the last 5 or 6 weeks, Denver's D is soft, and good GREAT D-fence all most all ways beats good offense which is Denver's strenght.

So Hawks moving the ball on offense and stopping Denver's offense is what I'd have expected.

Tom Montgomery
02-02-2014, 07:27 PM
^ +1

Lew Barrett
02-02-2014, 07:28 PM
Quite a spectacle.

Paul Pless
02-02-2014, 07:31 PM
yeah well, seahawks have really only scored a touchdown and two field goals despite getting deep into the red zone with each possesion; i ain't counting the broncos out yet. . .

go peyton

bamamick
02-02-2014, 07:32 PM
There is plenty enough time to get back in the game if you are a Broncos fan. They just have to get started.

Seattle is playing almost exactly the way I figured they would. Toughest defense since the Ravens in their heyday.

Mickey Lake

Paul Girouard
02-02-2014, 07:36 PM
Like I said in post 61 , Denver needs to make adjustments , I just hope the Hawks can counter them.

Noisy for a Super Bowl isn't it?

Lew Barrett
02-02-2014, 07:38 PM
whoa!

Paul Pless
02-02-2014, 07:38 PM
ouch

Paul Girouard
02-02-2014, 07:38 PM
TouCHDOWN SEAHAWKS !!!

Mad Scientist
02-02-2014, 07:39 PM
Holy ****!

Tom

Paul Girouard
02-02-2014, 07:39 PM
Quack Quack, Smith barely had the legs to dunk that one, long run for the big boy:-)))

Lew Barrett
02-02-2014, 07:42 PM
Delivering a lot of pain.

Paul Girouard
02-02-2014, 07:44 PM
I think he was down.


Ya should be Denver's ball after the break.

ron ll
02-02-2014, 07:59 PM
I thought the football was good. :D

Paul Girouard
02-02-2014, 08:00 PM
I thought the football was good. :D


Seemed like a fine 1st 1/2 of football to me as well! GO HAWKS!!

Lew Barrett
02-02-2014, 08:01 PM
Anybody want to comment on the anthem performance?

David G
02-02-2014, 08:05 PM
He was down. And Denver is down 22 - 0 at the half. Hard to imagine they'll be able to come out in the second half with their hair on fire and salvage the game. But they could pull themselves together and salvage some pride. The cool thing about football, though - one never knows. I've seen some pretty starkly different first/second halves played.

Tom Montgomery
02-02-2014, 08:07 PM
I enjoyed the first half. Of course, I am rooting for the Seahawks.

Paul Girouard
02-02-2014, 08:12 PM
The Hawks tend to get stronger as the game wears on, Lynch pounds away and generally in the 2nd 1/2 he has a couple of bigger runs.

Watch the opening kickoff , Harvin a hell of a kickoff return man, explosive speed. Denver SHOULD kick it OB or short , #11's due to break one if they kick it to him! He's only run back one kickoff this season V. the Vikings , he had a 60 yard return, then he missed a few games , due to his old hip injury. Then got his bell rung V. the Saints , so he's only had the one shot at a kickoff return this season.

Paul Pless
02-02-2014, 08:12 PM
maybe flea can save this halftime show. . .
these guys are pathetic

Lew Barrett
02-02-2014, 08:14 PM
We did.

There's a thread for that. (http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthread.php?173358-One-of-the-better-Super-Bowl-decisions)

Didn't see that, but for what it's worth, I agree with you.

Yeadon
02-02-2014, 08:14 PM
I thought Ricky Martin was taller.

Paul Pless
02-02-2014, 08:21 PM
ya, who would have ever thought a james brown impersonator would be doing the halftime show?

Yeadon
02-02-2014, 08:22 PM
Bruno has some talent. He's easily the next generation's earth wind and fire.

Paul Girouard
02-02-2014, 08:30 PM
maybe flea can save this halftime show. . .
these guys are pathetic

Really?? Jeesh i thought it was one of the better 1/2 time shows in years!

Tom Montgomery
02-02-2014, 08:31 PM
Stick a fork in the Broncos... they're done.

Paul Girouard
02-02-2014, 08:32 PM
You heard it here first!!! TouCHDOWN SEAHAWKS !!!

Paul Pless
02-02-2014, 08:32 PM
denver sucks

mariner2k
02-02-2014, 08:32 PM
Wow!

Paul Girouard
02-02-2014, 08:33 PM
denver sucks


Seattle just THAT GOOD!!!

Tom Montgomery
02-02-2014, 08:34 PM
Denver will not come back from a 29 point deficit against this defense.

Paul Girouard
02-02-2014, 08:43 PM
That was offensive interference on Sherman, he doesn't get pushed down by the wideout he's got a pick

Paul Girouard
02-02-2014, 08:47 PM
Here comes the Beast Mode runs.

Paul Pless
02-02-2014, 08:49 PM
this is unwatchable

Yeadon
02-02-2014, 08:53 PM
Disagree. Beer me.

Paul Girouard
02-02-2014, 08:55 PM
Nice!!!

ron ll
02-02-2014, 08:57 PM
Just keeps getting better.

bobbys
02-02-2014, 08:59 PM
Can Elway find Tebow and bring him in..".

ron ll
02-02-2014, 08:59 PM
Denver has figured out to contain Lynch tho.

Paul Girouard
02-02-2014, 09:02 PM
TouCH DOWN SEAHAWKS!!! WOW!!

Tom Montgomery
02-02-2014, 09:04 PM
Take the pain.

ron ll
02-02-2014, 09:04 PM
What a blowout!

pefjr
02-02-2014, 09:04 PM
Can Elway find Tebow and bring him in..".ROFL...........One of my good buddies is crying the blues right now, he bet the farm on Denver and the over 48.

Tom Montgomery
02-02-2014, 09:05 PM
He could still win on the over.

John Smith
02-02-2014, 09:05 PM
Defense wins championships.

That's the truth. I would like to have seen Manning get a victory, but it didn't seem likely. Defense wins ball games; especially big games.

Broncos have given up a lot of points, but have scored a lot. That's not happening tonight.

Looks like they'll get shut out.

bamamick
02-02-2014, 09:06 PM
I seriously dislike seeing any team get blown out in a championship game, unless it's Alabama blowing somebody out. To have come so far with such success and just absolutely be dominated? That's really, really tough.

Mickey Lake

John Smith
02-02-2014, 09:08 PM
I seriously dislike seeing any team get blown out in a championship game, unless it's Alabama blowing somebody out. To have come so far with such success and just absolutely be dominated? That's really, really tough.

Mickey Lake

Sometimes the "superbowl jitters" dig you a hole quick. Then it's hard to get out of it.

bobbys
02-02-2014, 09:19 PM
I'm guessing James is a Seahawks fan right about now.

David G
02-02-2014, 09:27 PM
Wow... 43 - 8 now. Denver looks pathetic.

pefjr
02-02-2014, 09:29 PM
He could still win on the over.He has to win both. If he won both it is a high payoff. Not much chance now.

ron ll
02-02-2014, 09:34 PM
Looks like Sherman's season is over.

Paul Girouard
02-02-2014, 09:36 PM
Looks like Sherman's season is over.


Hip or knee?? I couldn't tell from the hit he took, maybe just twisted???

Who's the MVP??

Soundbounder
02-02-2014, 09:37 PM
Empire State Building is already calling it

Blue and Green

https://twitter.com/MikeBrownJr/status/430163725220597760/photo/1

Paul Girouard
02-02-2014, 09:40 PM
Ankle for Sherman.

With this win Wilson I believe takes the record for most wins for a QB in his first two seasons in the NFL

SMARTINSEN
02-02-2014, 09:42 PM
http://cdn0.sbnation.com/assets/3947589/meanpuppy_medium.gif

Paul Girouard
02-02-2014, 09:51 PM
So no one wants to take a guess at the MVP?

I'll go with #3 Russell Wilson.

Yeadon
02-02-2014, 10:00 PM
I'd like to thank Dog for this victory.

ron ll
02-02-2014, 10:00 PM
So no one wants to take a guess at the MVP?

I'll go with #3 Russell Wilson.

5'-11" former baseball star. "Why not him?"

David G
02-02-2014, 10:01 PM
I don't think that there was any standout MVP. Several reasonable candidates for Seattle. But qb's often get the credit for a win... so probably WILL be R. Wilson.

Paul Girouard
02-02-2014, 10:04 PM
Could go to Harvin , he's a huge difference maker in the Hawks offense! If he'd have played in the games the Hawks lost this season I'd say they'd have been undefeated.

ron ll
02-02-2014, 10:07 PM
The fireworks has started in Seattle.

Fitz
02-02-2014, 10:09 PM
Wow. Worst halftime ever. Game ended in the first play.

Rich Jones
02-02-2014, 10:13 PM
That certainly didn't go the way I would have liked.... what an embarrassment for Peyton.
To our wooden boat loving friends in the pacific northwest I say, congratulations!
So, is James going to be flying a big #12 flag from Rowan's masthead?

ron ll
02-02-2014, 10:13 PM
Malcolm Smith.

Paul Girouard
02-02-2014, 10:14 PM
Malcolm Smith MVP, nice!!

ron ll
02-02-2014, 10:16 PM
I'm seeing fireworks 360d in Seattle. Boat horns in the marina, explosions across the street.

Yeadon
02-02-2014, 10:17 PM
That certainly didn't go the way I would have liked.... what an embarrassment for Peyton. To our wooden boat loving friends in the pacific northwest I say, congratulations! So, is James going to be flying a big #12 flag from Rowan's masthead?

That space is for rent.

ron ll
02-02-2014, 10:20 PM
Everyone's raving about Seattle's defense. Did anyone notice the 43 points on the scoreboard?

Yeadon
02-02-2014, 10:22 PM
This was fun. Who do we play next week?

Paul Girouard
02-02-2014, 10:22 PM
Everyone's raving about Seattle's defense. Did anyone notice the 43 points on the scoreboard?


How may did the D-fence score? And the other number 8 , against the best offense in the league with the most TD passes thrown by it's QB in a season ever.

John Smith
02-02-2014, 10:23 PM
One of a number of lopsided super bowls.

Good defense generally wins games. Happened again.

StevenBauer
02-02-2014, 10:25 PM
Well, that was the best Super Bowl ever! We usually just stay home and watch the game and cook up a few snacks. When the kids were home they might have a friend or two over. But with even the youngest away at college we agreed to go out to a local Sports Bar with some friends. When we got there we saw the contest announcement in the Specials printout: If either team ran the opening kickoff back for a touchdown everyone in the bar would split a prize. First half prize was $20,000 and the second half prize was $10,000. So when, just after halftime, Percy Harvin broke that tackle and ran the kick back for a touchdown the place went crazy! We all knew we had just won $10,000! Of course once you divide $10,000 by 200 it comes out to $50 each but still, we were winners! After a celebratory drink the manager came around and gave each person in the bar $50 cash. Thank you Binga's Wingas.


Oh, Malcolm Smith? We voted for Percy Harvin.


Steven

James McMullen
02-02-2014, 10:47 PM
Well, I was a little bit conflicted at first, having been born in Denver--through no fault of my own. Of course, as soon as I was allowed to choose for myself, I promptly moved to the the Greatest Place in the Known Universe: the Pacific Northwest.

So I'm glad to be able to come clean now and proudly admit that I have forever and always been a true-blue, committed, and unwavering Seahawks fan ever since the dawn of time for at least the last couple of days. It's true, I swear.

Yeadon
02-02-2014, 10:53 PM
Clam bagger.

ron ll
02-02-2014, 11:00 PM
Glad I don't have to drive anywhere tonight. S'pose all the drivers will be sober?

Bobcat
02-02-2014, 11:06 PM
Wonder how many people in the Seattle area will call in sick tomorrow? An employee told me last week that she would take a PTO day tomorrow

Garret
02-02-2014, 11:11 PM
The Seattle defense did score. They also completely bollixed Denver.

The surprise to me was the Seahawk's offense & special teams. While I was hoping for more of a game (& my SO is a Payton fan) - I gotta hand it to Seattle. Well done! Can you say "dominating"?

Paul Girouard
02-02-2014, 11:38 PM
The Seattle defense did score. They also completely bollixed Denver.

The surprise to me was the Seahawk's offense & special teams. While I was hoping for more of a game (& my SO is a Payton fan) - I gotta hand it to Seattle. Well done! Can you say "dominating"?


Ya, I know they scored I was asking how many points, the safety , the int run back give them the extra point your at 9 , the fumble recovery on what the 20 yard line or so , the short field they gave the offense. So I'd say 18 to 24 points where directly defense related points.

bobbys
02-03-2014, 12:12 AM
I never figured it would be a blow out.
I really thought it would be very close and down to the wire.

Gerarddm
02-03-2014, 02:18 AM
The dominant stat I like is that the Seahawks scored points in every way that is possible in the game - safety, running TD, pass TD, return kickoff TD ( Percy! ), field goal, PAT.

And the Seattle impact players are young. This could be a long decade for the NFC...

bamamick
02-03-2014, 08:02 AM
Congratulations to the Seahawks and my friends in the PNW, but before you begin talking about a dynasty, just remember the NFL's great equalizer: the schedule. Playing every other #1 next year will not make things easy. Seattle may have the team to do it, but it won't be a cakewalk.

Mickey Lake

Soundbounder
02-03-2014, 08:22 AM
Congratulations to the Seahawks and my friends in the PNW, but before you begin talking about a dynasty, just remember the NFL's great equalizer: the schedule. Playing every other #1 next year will not make things easy. Seattle may have the team to do it, but it won't be a cakewalk.

Mickey Lake
And the salary cap

John Smith
02-03-2014, 08:41 AM
Manning completed 34 passes. I believe that's a Super Bowl record.

Reminds me of a guy who bragged about how many yards Namath threw for one night, and I had to remind him the Jets had no points.

It is points that win ball games.

I have one observation I'd make. When the Broncos were in field goal range, but opted to go for the first down, I heard John Madden echoing his line about get the points and bust the zero.

As a general thought on super bowls, I wish they would play at the same schedule regular games are played. As one who had said, "If I had to bet, on bet on the Seahawks, because best defense usually beats best offense", I'd like to state my opinion that all the pomp, the ceremony, the long half time, etc. can often have an effect of some of the players.

hokiefan
02-03-2014, 08:44 AM
Reminds me of a guy who bragged about how many yards Namath threw for one night, and I had to remind him the Jets had no points.

It is points that win ball games.

I have one observation I'd make. When the Broncos were in field goal range, but opted to go for the first down, I heard John Madden echoing his line about get the points and bust the zero.

As a general thought on super bowls, I wish they would play at the same schedule regular games are played. As one who had said, "If I had to bet, on bet on the Seahawks, because best defense usually beats best offense", I'd like to state my opinion that all the pomp, the ceremony, the long half time, etc. can often have an effect of some of the players.

Its not about the game, its about making the $$$.

Cheers,

Bobby

redeye1962
02-03-2014, 09:37 AM
Since the game was played in NJ do we think there may be a Christie incident? Super Bowl Gate.

Osborne Russell
02-03-2014, 09:41 AM
. . , but before you begin talking about a dynasty . . .

. . . just ask yourself why you continue to think in such terms.

Soundbounder
02-03-2014, 09:53 AM
. . . just ask yourself why you continue to think in such terms. There have been numerous Seahawk fans' comments on WBF this week speculating about their dominance for the coming decade; their similarity to the Steelers of the 1970s; and their place among the all-time great teams.

Bamamick's point is valid

ron ll
02-03-2014, 11:07 AM
I wouldn't count on a Seahawks dynasty either. There is a lot of euphoria in the city this morning, but this town isn't known for sustaining sports for very long. We are fickle and fairweather fans. String two Seahawks losses in a row next season and we will drop them like the Mariners or sell them like the Sonics. :D

Paul Pless
02-03-2014, 11:09 AM
I wouldn't count on a Seahawks dynasty either. There is a lot of euphoria in the city this morning, but this town isn't known for sustaining sports for very long. We are fickle and fairweather fans. String two Seahawks losses in a row next season and we will drop them like the Mariners or sell them like the Sonics. :Dyour coach ain't really known for high quality, above board, long term relationships either. . .

Gerarddm
02-03-2014, 11:22 AM
What Carroll did with his personnel this year is very impressive. Guys WANT to play for him; they bought into the team ethos above individual stats. If players adhere to that ethos and don't get greedy then the salary cap will be manageable.

After Wednesday's parade this will quickly be old news, but all in all, better a parade in Seattle than one in Denver. :-)

Lew Barrett
02-03-2014, 12:16 PM
Much of the euphoria is because it's been a long dry spell here. Seattle is also very self-promotional, so they'll make of it what they can. Still, it was a real ass whooping by a young and highly motivated squad that took advantage of every opportunity and gave very little back to make hay with. Nothing can take that away. Last night in New York, the tighter team won.

Suck on it!

pefjr
02-03-2014, 12:27 PM
Dynasty? After Seattle wins their 5th Superbowl we can talk about dynasty. They won last night. The blowout was probably a fluke, they barely won against the 49ers. So, reduce the size of your head, winning the next one is a long hard trip. Enjoy the victory though. I don't know if I was with Seattle or just strongly against Denver. Next year it will may be the team that drafts Johnny football.

ron ll
02-03-2014, 12:36 PM
Yeah, it was just a fluke. It was all due to Denver's mistakes. Seattle wasn't really the #1 seed, must have gotten to the bowl as a wild card fluke. :D

Soundbounder
02-03-2014, 12:37 PM
Nothing can take that away.

And nothing should. Enjoy every moment of it!
Championships can be a rare commodity and they often don't come around very often. It's easy to think there will be many more, but it doesn't always work out that way. Just ask the '85 Bears.

Appreciate it now. If the Seahawks win again, that's great. If they don't, it shouldn't take away from how special this championship is. My only point above was that they haven't even held the parade yet, but some are talking about how they will be dominating future seasons, comparing them to the 1970s Steelers, etc.

Oh, and one other thing:

Suck on it!
Try to act like you've been there before :d

Have fun!

pefjr
02-03-2014, 12:47 PM
Yeah, it was just a fluke. It was all due to Denver's mistakes. Seattle wasn't really the #1 seed, must have gotten to the bowl as a wild card fluke. :DWell, I said probably, and I will stick with it unless Seattle wins next year in another blow out. You can place your bet on that today down at the Mirage sport book, and get odds also. IF...... you are so sure. If you bet a blow out you could be rich.

Lew Barrett
02-03-2014, 12:55 PM
It was in New Jersey.

Yeah, that's what I meant.

Paul Pless
02-03-2014, 12:55 PM
. . .and most of it was lost to the books.the rise of the gimmick bet?

ron ll
02-03-2014, 12:56 PM
I doubt many bet that kind of spread.

ron ll
02-03-2014, 12:57 PM
Yeah, that's what I meant.

New Jersey, New York,... Seen one East Coast town, you've seen them all. :D

Gerarddm
02-03-2014, 01:00 PM
Too many variables in the NFL to say anything for sure- remember when Dan Marino was going to be in the Super Bowl multiple times? Never happened.

But it is, I think, within reason to say that given the young age of the team, that the ingredients for success for some time to come ( OK, OK, dynasty) are there.


To sum it all up, a most satisfying win. ;-)

Lew Barrett
02-03-2014, 01:00 PM
And nothing should. Enjoy every moment of it!
Championships can be a rare commodity and they often don't come around very often. It's easy to think there will be many more, but it doesn't always work out that way. Just ask the '85 Bears.

Appreciate it now. If the Seahawks win again, that's great. If they don't, it shouldn't take away from how special this championship is. My only point above was that they haven't even held the parade yet, but some are talking about how they will be dominating future seasons, comparing them to the 1970s Steelers, etc.

Oh, and one other thing:

Try to act like you've been there before :d

Have fun!

I'm from New York, and have been there before. :) In New York. I'm not much of a team sports fan, rarely pay much attention, but in all seriousness, this town has been crazy for the last couple of weeks, we were so starved for a win.

I'm not one talking dynasty. As a rule, game days get in my way since my office is in the Sodo district, where all the arenas are located. The owner has a huge pocket book and ego to match, and that could have a bearing, but again, I don't speculate on such things.


I'm a good sport, no really!

Lew Barrett
02-03-2014, 01:05 PM
New Jersey, New York,... Seen one East Coast town, you've seen them all. :D

It's a suburb of New York! Where were all those people on the bridge were trying to get to anyway? :D

Soundbounder
02-03-2014, 01:08 PM
Dynasty? After Seattle wins their 5th Superbowl we can talk about dynasty.
With the present salary cap and expanded playoff format, I think winning 3 SBs in a decade qualifies as a dynasty. Maybe even winning 2 and losing 2. For example, I think what the Patriots accomplished (3 wins/2 losses) in the last decade is equal to what the '70s Steelers did (4 SB wins).

Soundbounder
02-03-2014, 02:16 PM
Since the game was played in NJ do we think there may be a Christie incident? Super Bowl Gate.

"Time for some traffic in the Holland Tunnel" :p

rbgarr
02-03-2014, 02:51 PM
The most enjoyable blow-out I've ever watched. I was even feeling sorry for Manning, he was so rushed. And the look of panic in his eyes as the first snap of the game sailed over his shoulder? Priceless.

ron ll
02-03-2014, 08:17 PM
Now they are saying it was the largest TV audience EVER that watched the Seahawks decimate Denver!
(I know, it's over the top braggadocio for something I had absolutely nothing to do with, but it's still fun. :) )

L.W. Baxter
02-04-2014, 12:59 AM
http://i.imgur.com/jdq3asn.gif

ron ll
02-04-2014, 02:29 AM
Oh we're not even close to done with this yet. The parade isn't until Wednesday. I've only been a sports fan for about a month now but I know it's all about being able to say "neener neener" when your team wins. If you can't say neener neener, what's the point of playing the game?