NFL Open Thread

Hope your team is better than mine.

132 replies
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    Corner Stone says:

    Thank God. Maybe we can trap the gun zealots in the below thread and talk about something else for a while.

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    Corner Stone says:

    I’m not sure why the Texans are even playing Matt Schaub. They obviously don’t give a shit about winning, for the second week in a row, so why not just sit the big three offensive starters and call it quits til playoffs?

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    c u n d gulag says:

    The Giants are beating the Iggles!

    The last few weeks, after tuning in to watcht their game, I was watching the cooking shows on one of our local PBS stations by the middle of the 2nd Quarter.

    The Iggles just scored!

    Hmmm… What are they making on “Cooks Country” at 2?

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    taylormattd says:

    I predict Pete Carroll will lead my team to an embarrassing loss.

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    Raven says:

    GO BEARS! And yes, Virginia Tech, as bad as they are, is better than West Virginia.

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    Amir Khalid says:

    Well, my team just won nil-3 at Queens Park Rangers.

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    Villago Delenda Est says:

    My team is the Seahawks, and there is no chance this year of any shenanigans like that in the Super Bowl that shall not be mentioned.

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    Alison says:

    Here’s hoping my gridiron football team has a better game than last weekend’s, and also better than my association football team did yesterday. Oof on both accounts…

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    Kathy says:

    I have two teams and they both suck. Eagles on track to lose 84 to 21 and Lions are just the Lions. They will never be consistently good as long as William Clay Ford has life.

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    Suffern ACE says:

    Go lions. It’s the last hope the Giants have.

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    Maude says:

    Well, my team would have to be better, wouldn’t it? I mean, your team…

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    Raven says:

    Man, I’m used to multitasking but having the Falcons and the Red Zone on pip is making me dizzy.

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    JPL says:

    The Falcons need to rest their players unless they are playing crappy intentionally to fool their playoff opponents.

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    I’m waiting to see if the Niners can rebound or if they’ve run out of gas. Hopefully, the Packers can snatch defeat out of the hands of victory while we limp past the Lambsies.

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    Burnspbesq says:

    I’m not rooting for the Browns, per SE, but I do hope Thad Lewis plays well.

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    Steeplejack says:

    Atlanta’s in and set, baby.

    Will enjoy seeing the Redskins break down the Cowboys tonight.

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    Villago Delenda Est says:


    I don’t think they’re as clever as say the Packers are in the “fooling your playoff opponents” department.

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    Steeplejack says:

    @Amir Khalid:

    I wouldn’t brag. That’s like beating up smaller kids for their lunch money.

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    Raven says:

    Damn, Stafford fumbled again.

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    Corner Stone says:

    G-D Schaub. Can you undercook a throw across the middle any worse?

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    koolearl says:

    Good gravy, Manning could have shown up today staggering drunk and hit these wide open Giants receivers

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    Raven says:


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    Ted & Hellen says:

    Aren’t ALL the teams better than yours?

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    Raven says:

    They’ve got Luck mic’d up big time.

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    Corner Stone says:

    This is just embarrassing. No TD in almost 6 quarters now against the lowly Viqueens and now the #Chuckstrongs.

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    Raven says:

    @Corner Stone: Boy they as stinkin it up.

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    Raven says:

    Stafford with a pick!!!!!

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    Thlayli says:

    Epic shank by the Beagles’ kicker.

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    Corner Stone says:

    @Raven: This is awful. The #Chuckstrongs actually aren’t a bad team but we’re just flat for two weeks in a row now.

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    Joel says:

    Someone should frontpage Sam Wang’s latest on gerrymandering. After the games are over, of course.

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    Burnspbesq says:

    @Ted & Hellen:

    Aren’t ALL the teams better than yours?

    Cole isn’t a Jets fan.

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    Corner Stone says:

    It’s sad when “Cajun Pawn Stars” starts to seem a viable bit of mush on the TV.

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    JPL says:

    @Raven: Do you get the Carolina stations? I’m only getting the Falcons.

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    Raven says:

    @Corner Stone: I don’t follow them closely enough to know what kind of injuries they have. The Bears certainly have been bitten.

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    Corner Stone says:


    Cole isn’t a Jets fan.

    Neither one’s in the playoffs, so same same.

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    Burnspbesq says:

    To humiliate the Iggles and not get the help needed to back into the playoffs would be a fitting end to the G-men’s season.

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    Corner Stone says:

    @Raven: We’ve had some injuries but that has nothing to do with this extremely bad level of intensity or execution we’ve puked out the last two weeks.

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    Raven says:

    @JPL: I have the NFL Redzone, like I said it is dizzying. Jump around coverage and as many as 4 screens at once. We used to get CBS from Toccoa but no more.

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    Raven says:

    @Corner Stone: It’s a funny game.

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    cokane says:


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    salvage says:

    Giants stomping Eagles so yes, yes they are.

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    Comrade Jake says:

    @salvage: LOL the Eagles are terrible this year.

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    Amir Khalid says:

    True enough. But with Liverpool’s form so erratic, I’m happy to celebrate any wins we get.

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    Kathy says:

    Anyone think the Giants will score more than 50 today? They have the whole city of Philadelphia rooting for them.

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    Punchy says:

    Bears need to win this or else I’m putting my remote thru my wall.

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    salvage says:

    @Comrade Jake: They sure are! Thanks gawd because I don’t think I couldn’t have taken another game like the one against the Ravens.

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    JPL says:

    OT…Copied with out shame from the Wash. Post

    With a matter of hours left before the nation goes over the so-called “fiscal cliff,” the Senate opened for business at 1 p.m. Sunday with a particularly pointed prayer from Senate Chaplain Barry Black.“Lord show them the right thing to do and give them the courage to do it. Be their shelter in the midst of the storm, regardless of how high the waters rise,” he prayer over the largely still empty Senate chamber………..
    “When they feel exhausted, remind them of the great sufficiency of your grace. Look with favor on our nation and save us from self inflicted wounds.”

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    Handy says:

    Go Broncos

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    Mr Stagger Lee says:

    So the Browns will start a clean slate again, beginning Monday.
    To all you Seattle Seahawks fans aren’t you glad they decicded to go with John Schnieder and Pete Carroll and not Mike Holmgren (may his walrus mustache burn in eternity)

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    S. cerevisiae says:

    Skol Vikings! Win and in. The D is going to have to inflict much pain on the Pack.

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    beckya57 says:

    Go Seahawks!!!

    Unfortunately they will probably be on the road for the playoffs, and they are MUCH better at home, but they sure are fun to watch!

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    Steeplejack says:


    Prayer needs more smiting.

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    Uncle Ebeneezer says:

    Hope your team is better than mine.

    Unfortunately, yours is mine :(

    PS- I saw a thing on a travel show not long ago about a cool converted railroad bike trail that started in WV and went in to PA. Just curious if you or anyone else out there has ever done it. It has B&B lodging along the way and looked lovely.

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    Villago Delenda Est says:


    And specific, pointed smiting, I might add.

    Yeah, I’m talking about you, teahadist scum.

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    JPL says:

    @Steeplejack: McConnell called Biden cuz Harry Reid is mean.

    Finally the Falcons get a touchdown. Praise god.

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    Oltrol says:


    Uh-Oh Texans woke up!

    Go Broncos.

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    sargeant pepper's spray says:

    SeaChickens to Ivar’s fry the Lambs!

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    JPL says:

    @Uncle Ebeneezer: I walked a small section of the trail near Hillsboro and The Greenbrier River is beautiful. Miss Moxie thought it was great fun.

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    Raven says:

    Great kick coverage Huston.

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    Oltrol says:


    T/D Colts!

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    Raven says:

    BERZ RECOVER!!!!!!!

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    Corner Stone says:

    I’d take Matt Schaub out. He has happy feet and is scared to death of getting injured.
    This Texans team looks like the coaches all ate brownies the Broncos sent them.

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    Mr Stagger Lee says:

    @Oltrol: I wonder if the Colts have the same momentum mojo the Seahawks have, hell the return of Coach Pagano itself is a powerful incentive. Houston is going to get smoked in the playoffs. I am thinking of the return of Peyton Manning in the Super Bowl. NFC is going to be harder, but I am leaning Green Bay.

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    Mr Stagger Lee says:

    @Mr Stagger Lee: Just think, only last year, the fans in Denver were crawling at Tim Tebow’s feet, and roasting John Elway, if let Baby Jesus go.

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    Corner Stone says:

    @Mr Stagger Lee: Get smoked by whom?

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    Oltrol says:

    @Mr Stagger Lee:

    I know it’s hard to believe.

    I guess not really,… with a MVP at Quarterback.

    Juice Box! Haa!

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    Maude says:

    @Villago Delenda Est:
    I’d settle for death and destruction.

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    Mr Stagger Lee says:

    @Corner Stone: Oh I would say anyone but the Cincinnati Bengals :-) Houston no doubt is a good team, and next year watch out, but this year,they remind me of the Atlanta Falcons a year or so back great run in the regular season, then got stomped in the playoffs. (And I think the Falcons may get it again)

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    @Bob In Portland: Whoops. I meant limp past the Cardinals. Need more coffee.

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    Corner Stone says:

    @Mr Stagger Lee: We’ve beaten the Broncos, BAL and #Chuckstrongs. We won’t be playing the Pats in the first round. Who else is going to smoke us?

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    FlipYrWhig says:

    Who is “Thaddeus Lewis”? Week 17, you are strange.

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    Raven says:

    Goddamn Luck is badass.

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    Comrade Jake says:


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    Corner Stone says:

    Fucking Turtle McConnell. You can’t agree to raise tax rates for the rich and you freakin know it. Don’t sit there and tell us about courage to close the deal.

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    Raven says:

    Great, Abraham hurt.

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    Oltrol says:

    I like Kubiak.

    But I like him losing better.

    Whoo-Hooo! T/D! Colts!

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    JPL says:

    @Corner Stone: But, but Harry won’t let him cut Social Security benefits..

    Gotta say, the Falcons need to give their starters a rest..

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    Raven says:

    Stafford drilled.

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    Corner Stone says:

    Matt Schaub how about you throw a few more passes off your back foot?

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    Oltrol says:

    Damn Bears! WTF?

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    burnspbesq says:


    Thad Lewis is the Browns number three QB. From Duke. This is his first appearance, although he has been in the league three seasons.

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    Corner Stone says:

    Matt Schaub how about you throw a few more passes off your back foot?

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    Corner Stone says:

    Hell, maybe even the lowly Stillers could smoke these Texans when they meet in the playoffs.

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    Raven says:

    @Oltrol: What a fucking chickenshit flag.

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    Oltrol says:


    Dumb penalty for sure!

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    Corner Stone says:

    Give me a fucking break.

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    Mr Stagger Lee says:

    @Corner Stone: Regular season yes but this will be the playoffs, you might win one, but I don’t see them in New Orleans, and watching them now, my doubts grow. Look I have no axe to grind with the Texans and I think there is a Super Bowl dynasty within them(it would be cool to consign the Cowboys to 2nd banana status in Texas) I admit I am not Jimmy the Greek, but I’m going with the 2nd rising of Peyton Manning. (If I am wrong I will crawl to your feet and beg forgiveness. ;-D )

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    Oltrol says:

    I’m wishing I had PIP right now.
    Trying Ol School channel jumpin.

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    Corner Stone says:

    Sigh. I guess it’s MSNBC punditing about the cliff.
    Just sit the Texans starters and let’s fight from #3 seed. They clearly aren’t coached up to win this contest.

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    Mr Stagger Lee says:

    I noticed on the Fox channel they took off the G-men-Iggles game to Detroit-Chicago. Can you say “giving up on your coach, Iggle Fans?” Vick an Raider QB next year, according some on ESPN.

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    RAM says:

    The Bears suck, but at least with 3 minutes to go they’re winning. Barely. Or is it Bearly?

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    Thlayli says:

    Eli Manning had 13 completions today, 5 of them touchdowns. That’ll help the old QB rating.

    Also too: isn’t it great how the league schedules all division games for the last weekend?

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    Joel says:

    Turn the lights off for the Giants.

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    Comrade Jake says:

    Eli’s stellar playoff record is intact for another year.

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    Raven says:

    Christ now I have to pull for the fucking Packers.

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    Raven says:

    Oh no, the Bears have to get on a plane and fly home. Must be all of a 45min flight.

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    opie_jeanne says:

    Damned Fox, advertised the Seahawks/Rams game but are going to show Green Bay/Vikings instead. mr opiejeanne is not a happy guy.

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    Raven says:

    @opie_jeanne: They have a tendency to show games that have some meaning.

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    Oltrol says:


    P 2 P 4 U.

    Try it out. Has All games.

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    Mr Stagger Lee says:

    Just happened to go by ESPN, and they are doing a roundtable show on Notre Dame? F^%k them I am going to root for the Crimson Tide! Now back to the Seahawks-Rams game in progress.

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    Oltrol says:


    Yep. That does suck.

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    Raven says:

    @Oltrol: I guess it’s not that bad since I hate the Vikes too!

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    opie_jeanne says:

    @Raven: Yeah, I know this one is piffle in the Real World but it’s Our PIffle.

    And they have decided to show it.

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    Oltrol says:


    Silver lining.

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    opie_jeanne says:

    @Oltrol: Thanks. Fox decided to show the game they advertised, so I have a happy husband again.

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    Raven says:

    @opie_jeanne: Well there you go.

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    Raven says:

    Fucking guy killed the Dawgs last year now he’s all world for the vikes. Spit.

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    Oltrol says:



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    koolearl says:

    Bye-bye Andy Reid and thanks for the decade of decent Iggles teams but its time to go.

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    JWL says:

    Can anyone explain what would have to happen for the Colts and the Broncos to square off in the playoffs?

    It’s really amazing, isn’t it. The Colts let Peyton Manning go in order to start a rookie QB, and it panned out for all concerned in storybook fashion. I remember thinking in September: “let’s see how Manning’s neck holds up (if it holds up at all) when winter hits Denver [chuckle, chuckle]”. Well, now I know. And my best guess back then was that Andrew Luck might win 5-6 games this year, tops. It will be very entertaining if the two teams meet this month.

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    geg6 says:

    @Mr Stagger Lee:

    I can’t possibly root for either team in the stupid “national championship” game. You couldn’t dream up a worse pair of teams as far as I’m concerned. I detest BOTH Alabama and Notre Dame, so there will be no eyeballs watching in this house. They had an article in the Pgh. Post-Gazette saying basically the same thing, something along the lines of who will watch this game and the poor souls who do will have to choose to root for whichever one they despise less. It reflected my feelings in this exactly.

    Since today is the last football game I’ll see until August, I’m glad the Stillers didn’t embarrass themselves against the Browns again. Now can someone knock some heads so I can at least enjoy a few hockey games? I’d hate to think I will not see another professional sporting event until August. Thank FSM for college basketball!

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    Mr Stagger Lee says:

    Off topic, but it looks like Anonymous
    is going to out members of the Steubenville (OH) football team, as well the coaches and the administrators, unless those involved publicly apologize to a girl and her family, in a suspected sexual assault. My school used to play them in football. I suspect Steubenville has a hacker in the midst. Be afraid, be very afraid.

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    Oltrol says:


    Here’s a prediction. Not mine.

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    Oltrol says:

    Manning manned up!

    Go Broncos!

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    Sargeant Pepper's Spray says:

    Saint Louis Lambs, make for sucky mutton

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    JWL says:

    @Oltrol: Thanks for that, but I was thinking of concrete play-off scenarios. Of course, we’ll know in a few hours after the dust clears from today’s finals. In the meantime, idle curiousity got the better of me.

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    Thlayli says:



    Denver ends up as the #1 seed
    Indy wins next week
    the #3 seed (Houston/NE) wins next week

    Then the Colts would play the Broncos.

    If Denver is the #2 seed, then the #6 would have to beat #3 to get the matchup.

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    The prophet Nostradumbass says:

    David Akers may want to update his CV.

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    JWL says:

    @Thlayli: Very cool. Thanks.

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    JWL says:

    @The prophet Nostradumbass: It should never have got to this point. Something is wrong with Akers, and it’s been obvious for enough games to have been dealt with by now. I’m listening to the Niner game as I type, and think they should have announced to the crowd during the second quarter that tryouts for a field goal kicker will be held in the parking lot at halftime.

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    Meh. Giants didn’t make the playoffs this year. Guess I can’t really complain after last season though, so best of luck to those that made the final cut and hopefully NY will figure out how to keep up with Washington next year.

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    Thlayli says:

    And we have another idiot coach throwing the challenge flag on an automatic review.

    This time, the flag was thrown after the booth signaled the ref for the review, so the review went ahead and the penalty was charged afterwards.

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    Suffern ACE says:

    @Thlayli: I don’t get why a false flag is an issue.

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    Dave N. says:

    Jesus tap-dancing Christ! Why in the name of Zeus’s butthole does someone rush only 3 on 3rd & 11 against a QB who routinely shits his pants with any pressure in his face?

    Way to go Green Bay. Way to piss down your leg and lose a week off.

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    JWL says:

    @Dave N.: Just a wild guess, but you’re a Packers fan, aren’t you?

    I’m a Niner fan myself, and would like thank Adrian Peterson for today’s splendid gridiron work.

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    mainmati says:

    @Amir Khalid: Who’s your team, Pak?

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    mainmati says:

    My team, the Steelers won today but they are out of it, post season. My substitute team, the ‘Skins are in a duel for NFC 1st place with the Cowboys. I really hate the Cowboys but this will be a really tough battle no doubt.

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    Ron says:

    @Raven: I really think redzone is the crack of NFL watching

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Dave N.: GB will be fine. I think they are better without time off. At least the Bears aren’t in the playoffs.

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    Oltrol says:

    They fired Lovie Smith.

    That’s as bad as the Shanahan firing.

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