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The NFL Thread 2018: The New England Patriots win Super Bowl LIII

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Who Will Win Super Bowl LIII?

Saints 5 21.74%
 
Chiefs 2 8.70%
 
Rams 3 13.04%
 
Patriots 9 39.13%
 
Cowboys 2 8.70%
 
Chargers 1 4.35%
 
Eagles 1 4.35%
 
Colts 0 0.00%
 
Total:23

Great, more work for me. I was hoping to be done with this season because I am done with this season. Saints got robbed by the refs and the Patriots are as likeable as Bayern Munich.



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burninmylight said:
NobleTeam360 said:
Damn, I'm so sick of seeing the Patriots in the SuperBowl dude. Like, is the AFC that incompetent or are the Patriots really that freaking good?

I'd hardly call the Chiefs' performance incompetent.

It was Dee Ford that cost them the game, really.



So I'm taking the very low road here in order to encourage more people to be Patriots' fans for the Super Bowl.

If you root for the Rams, you're rooting for the team that's owned by a guy that's literally driven a man to suicide before.



RJ_Sizzle said:
burninmylight said:

I'd hardly call the Chiefs' performance incompetent.

It was Dee Ford that cost them the game, really.

I have an allergic reaction to losses being blamed on a single play.  Especially something like this.  Brady knew there was a flag for offsides and it was a free play before he threw the ball, so it's not even possible to say that the play would have gone the same way if Ford hadn't had his hand in the neutral zone.

But really, you can point to a whole host of almost plays in a game this close.  A Patriot defender let an INT drop in the end zone that would have iced the game.  Mahomes missed on an easy touchdown pass.  Brady tossed an INT at the half yard line.  The ref made a bad call on a roughing the passer against the chiefs.  They didn't throw the flag on an obvious pass interference.  The Chiefs got away with a pick on a go-ahead touchdown.  Edelman almost muffed a punt (and I'm not sure he didn't) only to tip a catchable pass into the defender's hand.  The Chiefs were lucky to get out of the first half only down by 14.  The Chiefs could have put an ounce of pressure on Brady.  The Chiefs could have maybe stopped the Patriots on 3rd down.  The Patriots could have taken that field goal instead of going for it on 4th down.  The coin flip went the wrong way for the Chiefs.

On and on you can go really.

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MTZehvor said:

So I'm taking the very low road here in order to encourage more people to be Patriots' fans for the Super Bowl.

If you root for the Rams, you're rooting for the team that's owned by a guy that's literally driven a man to suicide before.

But what does that have to do with the men playing on the football field? Is that owner out on the field making pancake blocks? Lol. I mean I want the patriots to win but I can't tell if you're joking or not.



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MTZehvor said:

So I'm taking the very low road here in order to encourage more people to be Patriots' fans for the Super Bowl.

If you root for the Rams, you're rooting for the team that's owned by a guy that's literally driven a man to suicide before.

I'll take my own wins.

If the Patriots win the Super Bowl then at least I can say my team was the last team to beat the Super Bowl champs. (Quite convincingly I might add, as long as it's at home :P)

If the Patriots lose, then they lose.



Farsala said:
MTZehvor said:

So I'm taking the very low road here in order to encourage more people to be Patriots' fans for the Super Bowl.

If you root for the Rams, you're rooting for the team that's owned by a guy that's literally driven a man to suicide before.

I'll take my own wins.

If the Patriots win the Super Bowl then at least I can say my team was the last team to beat the Super Bowl champs. (Quite convincingly I might add, as long as it's at home :P)

If the Patriots lose, then they lose.

If the Rams win, I can say my team lost to the super bowl champs in the playoffs. Takes a little bit of the sting out.



alternine said:
MTZehvor said:

So I'm taking the very low road here in order to encourage more people to be Patriots' fans for the Super Bowl.

If you root for the Rams, you're rooting for the team that's owned by a guy that's literally driven a man to suicide before.

But what does that have to do with the men playing on the football field? Is that owner out on the field making pancake blocks? Lol. I mean I want the patriots to win but I can't tell if you're joking or not.

I'm having difficulty myself telling if this response is serious or not.

Owners are (for better or for worse, often worse) involved just as much with the team as much of the executive staff. Whether it's through hiring upper level staff like head coaches and GMs, deciding where the team should play, attempting to get the funding necessary to build a new stadium. The point isn't that an owner is out there actually playing on the field, but conversely, you don't have to be there out on the field in order to have a vested interest in a team winning.



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