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(Atlanta Journal Constitution)   Roddy White thinks the Falcons can go 16-0, provide thousands of tee-shirts to poor Dominican children   (blogs.ajc.com) divider line 34
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2012-11-10 08:42:52 AM  
I hate me some Falcons (from back when they were in the NFC West), but I'd love to see them go undefeated, if only to shut up Mercury Morris and his tribe of old, washed up, living on their one glory season (when they played less games, and thus it was easier to have an undefeated season), Dolphin pukes.
 
2012-11-10 09:29:12 AM  
Subby, that is one magnificent farking headline. Took me a second to process it as I just woke up - then I lol'd. Hard.
 
2012-11-10 09:58:04 AM  
10 Sun November 11 @ New Orleans Saints
11 Sun November 18 Arizona Cardinals
12 Sun November 25 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
13 Thu November 29 New Orleans Saints
14 Sun December 9 @ Carolina Panthers
15 Sun December 16 New York Giants
16 Sat December 22 @ Detroit Lions
17 Sun December 30 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 

Two games with the Saints and the Bucs, and one with the Giants. The Lions and the Cardinals are no pushovers either. They have a shot at it, but 6-2 or 5-3 is more likely.
 
2012-11-10 09:58:25 AM  
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2012-11-10 10:07:30 AM  
Well that pretty much seals their loss to New Orleans this weekend.
 
2012-11-10 10:15:15 AM  
He was on NFL TV as "The face of the franchise" or something this morning and actually said he thought they could go 19-0. Couldn't find an article with that quote so the 16-0 article had to do.

/subby
 
2012-11-10 10:50:15 AM  
Could? sure. Likely to? Probably not. Look how many amazing teams in NFL history have failed to do so. Basically, it's a stupid thing to even bring up this early in the season.
 
2012-11-10 11:02:23 AM  
I usually not impressed with people who collect things our their collections, but have to admit that seeing an extensive loser-championship memorabilia collection would be pretty amazing.
 
2012-11-10 11:11:19 AM  
Well shiat, when a reporter asks "do you think the team is capable of going undefeated," what's he supposed to say? "No"? How is this supposed to be news?
 
2012-11-10 11:13:45 AM  

Super Chronic: Well shiat, when a reporter asks "do you think the team is capable of going undefeated," what's he supposed to say? "No"? How is this supposed to be news?


This, by the way, is not meant to diminish from the headline. Fine job by subby, but really slow news day for the AJC.
 
2012-11-10 11:18:51 AM  
do the patriots still have the trademark on 19-0?
 
2012-11-10 11:31:47 AM  

Super Chronic: Well shiat, when a reporter asks "do you think the team is capable of going undefeated," what's he supposed to say? "No"? How is this supposed to be news?


He's supposed to use the cliche about how they take it one game at a time. All a prediction does is fire up the opponent and make them want to beat you that much more.
 
2012-11-10 12:04:28 PM  
Subby, why you make me have flashbacks to my hatred of Asante Samuel?
 
2012-11-10 12:20:07 PM  

varmitydog: The Lions and the Cardinals are no pushovers either.


Don't sell them short. The Lions and Cardinals are tremendous pushovers.
 
2012-11-10 12:31:28 PM  

abhorrent1: Super Chronic: Well shiat, when a reporter asks "do you think the team is capable of going undefeated," what's he supposed to say? "No"? How is this supposed to be news?

He's supposed to use the cliche about how they take it one game at a time. All a prediction does is fire up the opponent and make them want to beat you that much more.


He did not make a prediction. He did not say the team would go undefeated or even win the next game. He was asked whether the team could go undefeated, and he gave the only permissible answer.
 
2012-11-10 12:48:51 PM  

Super Chronic: he gave the only permissible answer.


Sorry, you're wrong. The best answer is "We don't think about that. We're taking it one game at a time."
 
2012-11-10 12:59:02 PM  
After everything that's happened to the Saints recently, including this crappy season, and the embarassment of Atlanta being 8-0... I think the saints are pumped like crazy to win tomorrow.  I don't see Atlanta winning this one game at all.
 
As a Saints fan, I've given up hope on the playoffs.  And as much as I generally hate the phrase, tomorrows game comes off as a "our Superbowl" type game.
 
2012-11-10 01:01:46 PM  

abhorrent1: Sorry, you're wrong. The best answer is "We don't think about that. We're taking it one game at a time."


Correct answer: "No, we're not even thinking about that. Our only focus right now is on beating the New Orleans Saints, who are a strong club and a fierce division rival. After that, all we'll be thinking about is beating...hell, I don't even know who we play after that, I'm too focused on the Saints. Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to get back to my exhaustive film preparation and studies in grammar."

Actual answer: "Yes, we can. I don't like nothing about the Saints. The colors. The City. Nothing. But they've got some good food, though. Other than the food, nothing."
 
2012-11-10 01:16:00 PM  
Probably best to not go 16-0 as you'll invariably "rest" starters to end the season. Sounds good on paper, but the Pack came out flat vs. the Giants last year (after the Giants finished the season playing lights-out football to finish the season and resting no one) and got thumped on the Tundra. Granted, GB wasn't 16-0, but the recipe as of late is a near-.500 team peaking at the right time > regular season champs who haven't played in a month. Same thing with the Giants for the first go-around with New England and the Cardinals getting to the big one to take on Pitt.
 
2012-11-10 01:52:15 PM  

abhorrent1: Super Chronic: he gave the only permissible answer.

Sorry, you're wrong. The best answer is "We don't think about that. We're taking it one game at a time."


Or he can, you know, answer the question. But I guess there are the illiterate few who would confuse it for a "prediction."
 
2012-11-10 02:06:48 PM  

Super Chronic: abhorrent1: Super Chronic: he gave the only permissible answer.

Sorry, you're wrong. The best answer is "We don't think about that. We're taking it one game at a time."

Or he can, you know, answer the question. But I guess there are the illiterate few who would confuse it for a "prediction."


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2012-11-10 02:43:46 PM  

abhorrent1: Super Chronic: abhorrent1: Super Chronic: he gave the only permissible answer.

Sorry, you're wrong. The best answer is "We don't think about that. We're taking it one game at a time."

Or he can, you know, answer the question. But I guess there are the illiterate few who would confuse it for a "prediction."

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Hilarious. I just said there's no news here and that he actually answered the question. You're the one who thinks that this is somehow trash talking, you're the one who thinks it's a prediction, you're the one who thinks it's offensive when an athlete offers an answer other than an anodyne cliche, and you're the one who takes great offense at anyone questioning your precious submission to Fark. And you call me butthurt. Dumdumdumdumdum.
 
2012-11-10 03:03:11 PM  
Thanks for jinxing your team like a motherfarker, Roddy.
 
2012-11-10 03:12:39 PM  
They'll certainly lose both games to the Saints, and the one with the Giants. They'll probably go 1-1 against the Cards and and Lions, which puts them at 12-4, and on track for another one and done playoff run. Can we please stop talking about them now? Your elite NFC teams are the Giants, Bears, and 49ers, and you can put them in any order you wish, and I would not haggle. The Falcons are probably the 5th best team in the NFC, behind the Packers.
 
2012-11-10 04:23:25 PM  
You don't print out shirts for the winner of the Conference Semi Finals.
 
2012-11-10 04:40:48 PM  

Why Would I Read the Article: They'll certainly lose both games to the Saints, and the one with the Giants. They'll probably go 1-1 against the Cards and and Lions, which puts them at 12-4, and on track for another one and done playoff run. Can we please stop talking about them now? Your elite NFC teams are the Giants, Bears, and 49ers, and you can put them in any order you wish, and I would not haggle. The Falcons are probably the 5th best team in the NFC, behind the Packers.


Seems like you're reaching quite a bit here. The Saints have lost to the Skins, Chiefs, Broncos, and Panthers. The Falcons defeated all four of these teams. What makes you think the Saints can beat the Falcons once, let alone twice?
Also, the Cards lost to the Bills. You really think they stand a chance against the Falcons? Same with the Lions. They've beaten no one good this year, yet you think they will magically come up with a big win against Atlanta?

Some of the teams you list as "elite" have major, exploitable flaws. The Bears have retardedly bad O-Line, the worst in the league. The Giants secondary is godawful also. I'm not saying these teams aren't elite, but saying that the Falcons aren't in their class is just silly.
When I look at the Falcons, there's not a real weakness on that team. They have a good O-Line and great talent at all the skill positions, with the exception of Turner being on the wrong side of 30 now.
Their D gives up a lot of yards, but they're top 5 in PA, FFs, and INTs.
 
2012-11-10 04:53:35 PM  

Super Chronic: Dumdumdumdumdum.


If you're gonna call someone dumb, you should at least learn how to spell it correctly.
 
2012-11-10 06:09:55 PM  
It would be great to see them do it. I don't think they are good enough though. There are probably seven teams better than them this year. The Falcons are good but not great.
 
2012-11-10 06:17:53 PM  

abhorrent1: Super Chronic: he gave the only permissible answer.

Sorry, you're wrong. The best answer is "We don't think about that. We're taking it one game at a time."


That's the pussy answer, nobody ever says that they can go undefeated.

And really their only really difficult games is the giants and Arizona, the rest are just trap games with teams that have horrible defenses.
 
2012-11-10 07:30:32 PM  

varmitydog: 10 Sun November 11 @ New Orleans Saints
11 Sun November 18 Arizona Cardinals
12 Sun November 25 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
13 Thu November 29 New Orleans Saints
14 Sun December 9 @ Carolina Panthers
15 Sun December 16 New York Giants
16 Sat December 22 @ Detroit Lions
17 Sun December 30 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 

Two games with the Saints and the Bucs, and one with the Giants. The Lions and the Cardinals are no pushovers either. They have a shot at it, but 6-2 or 5-3 is more likely.


I'm in a survivor pool and picked Atlanta over New Orleans and New York, but have them losing to Detroit (it's in Detroit, close to Christmas, Atlnata should have the playoffs wrapped up). I don't think they go undefeated, the question is who'll nip them.

\ Would be cool if it happened
\\ Don't cheer for any particular team, but kinda hoped the Patriots ran the table in 07/08 just to say I saw it
 
2012-11-10 08:57:07 PM  

animesucks: do the patriots still have the trademark on 19-0?


God I hope so.
 
2012-11-10 10:04:08 PM  
Just for old time's sake.

3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-11-11 04:09:50 PM  
Ha Ha!
 
2012-11-12 09:19:29 AM  
i.imgur.com?
 
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