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(ESPN)   Dan Shaughnessy messes with Texans   (espn.go.com) divider line 61
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2013-01-08 05:30:42 PM  
The 2012-13  New England Patriots just became the first team in NFL history to get back-to-back byes before advancing to the conference championship game.

I guess he's forgetting about the 2011-2012 New England Patriots.
 
2013-01-08 05:40:18 PM  
In other news, ESPN just reported that Arian Foster changed his Twitter avatar.
 
2013-01-08 05:41:51 PM  

Treygreen13: In other news, ESPN just reported that Arian Foster changed his Twitter avatar.


Hey give them some credit. It's their first story in days that didn't start with the word Jets or RGIII
 
2013-01-08 05:43:28 PM  

jaylectricity: The 2012-13  New England Patriots just became the first team in NFL history to get back-to-back byes before advancing to the conference championship game.

I guess he's forgetting about the 2011-2012 New England Patriots.


No kidding. Houston is soft, but Denver last year was a much easier out in this round.
 
2013-01-08 05:45:13 PM  
CHB, you're such an idiotic douche.
 
2013-01-08 05:46:34 PM  

FriarReb98: CHB, you're such an idiotic douche.



I've always despised that curly-haired douchebag.
 
2013-01-08 05:47:31 PM  
I don't think I understand the "tomato cans are in place" reference.
 
2013-01-08 05:50:46 PM  
The Curse of the Hack Sportswriterbino.
 
2013-01-08 05:50:47 PM  

Treygreen13: I don't think I understand the "tomato cans are in place" reference.


Old boxing term.

Rocky was thought of as a "tomato".
 
2013-01-08 05:59:01 PM  
Yes, 'cause the Patriots have never lost to a team in the playoffs that they beat in the regular season...


Having said that... Go Patriots!
 
2013-01-08 06:01:33 PM  
Remember when the Patriots absolutely manhandled he Jets on MNF of the 2010 season? Remember the sports media talking about how the Patriots would manhandle them again? Remember when the Dirty Sanchez beat Brady 28-21?

Pepperidge Farms remembers...

/I do not think the Texans will win
 
2013-01-08 06:03:43 PM  
The avatar, or avi, which was presented without any context by Foster, is the first three paragraphs of Shaughnessy's column that ran Sunday and reads:

riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight.
 
2013-01-08 06:04:27 PM  

Jonny Chimpo: Remember when the Patriots absolutely manhandled he Jets on MNF of the 2010 season? Remember the sports media talking about how the Patriots would manhandle them again? Remember when the Dirty Sanchez beat Brady 28-21?

Pepperidge Farms remembers...

/I do not think the Texans will win


We could see both 1 seeds go down this week. I know there are only so many possible outcomes, but I wonder how often it is that both 1's lose in the 2nd round.
 
IP
2013-01-08 06:13:18 PM  

fatalvenom: FriarReb98: CHB, you're such an idiotic douche.


I've always despised that curly-haired douchebag.


I've no love for the Texans, but Shaughnessy has always been a cawk of the first order. Hate everything about him.
 
2013-01-08 06:19:43 PM  

Treygreen13: We could see both 1 seeds go down this week. I know there are only so many possible outcomes, but I wonder how often it is that both 1's lose in the 2nd round.


The average betting line is favoring Denver by about 9. Even taking out 3 points to reflect Denver having home field (and the weather forecast for the game at this point looks like cold and snow), that's still a fairly substantial line for a playoff scenario. It's about the same line that bookies are favoring New England over Houston with. I don't think the general consensus is that Denver is in much trouble.

The NFC games are a whole lot closer, ranging from a pro forma +3 for the home team to an outright pick 'em. The chance of seeing a #1 go down there is a lot higher than in the AFC.
 
2013-01-08 06:20:27 PM  

Treygreen13: We could see both 1 seeds go down this week. I know there are only so many possible outcomes, but I wonder how often it is that both 1's lose in the 2nd round.


It happened in 2009 and 2011.
 
2013-01-08 06:21:15 PM  
Russell Wilson: 'Sup
 
2013-01-08 06:42:32 PM  

Uzzah: Treygreen13: We could see both 1 seeds go down this week. I know there are only so many possible outcomes, but I wonder how often it is that both 1's lose in the 2nd round.

The average betting line is favoring Denver by about 9. Even taking out 3 points to reflect Denver having home field (and the weather forecast for the game at this point looks like cold and snow), that's still a fairly substantial line for a playoff scenario. It's about the same line that bookies are favoring New England over Houston with. I don't think the general consensus is that Denver is in much trouble.

The NFC games are a whole lot closer, ranging from a pro forma +3 for the home team to an outright pick 'em. The chance of seeing a #1 go down there is a lot higher than in the AFC.


Peyton Manning vs. an old, tired defense that he hasn't lost too since 2001. Joe Flacco against one the best young defenses in the league. Boldin vs. Bailey. Ray Rice...well, he doesn't get the ball much and tends to drop it when he does. Game is in Denver. Gonna be fun.

Go Broncos!
 
2013-01-08 06:55:58 PM  
I say this as a Texans fan: I want them to win, I really do and I will be rooting for them incessantly but there is simply no way they walk out of Gillette Stadium with a win.
 
2013-01-08 07:01:00 PM  
Besides being needlessly inflammatory (really the Texans are that bad? They won 11 games Boston Douchebag Sportswriter), it is also hopelessly wrong. If anyone got two bye weeks it's Denver. Baltimore with Bert at QB and Old Man Ray's "Win one for me" schtick having run it's course, there's a tomato can for you.

Houston/NE will probably be pretty close though NE should win.
 
2013-01-08 07:02:48 PM  
Shaughnessy is a hack, ingeniousness, and full of crap.
 
2013-01-08 07:06:19 PM  

Uzzah: Treygreen13: We could see both 1 seeds go down this week. I know there are only so many possible outcomes, but I wonder how often it is that both 1's lose in the 2nd round.

The average betting line is favoring Denver by about 9. Even taking out 3 points to reflect Denver having home field (and the weather forecast for the game at this point looks like cold and snow), that's still a fairly substantial line for a playoff scenario. It's about the same line that bookies are favoring New England over Houston with. I don't think the general consensus is that Denver is in much trouble.

The NFC games are a whole lot closer, ranging from a pro forma +3 for the home team to an outright pick 'em. The chance of seeing a #1 go down there is a lot higher than in the AFC.


Any one of the 4 remaining NFC teams could make a legitimate run at it. The AFC only really has 2 contenders left. At the moment, I have a tough time figuring out if Seattle, Green Bay or SF is the best right now. I'm leaning toward GB.
 
2013-01-08 07:07:45 PM  
The Mick trolled the Hateriots.
 
2013-01-08 07:08:13 PM  
Although we cheer for opposing teams ,I welcome this opportunity for Patriot and Texan fans to briefly unite over our contempt for Dan Shaughnessy before Sunday's contest once more divides us.
 
2013-01-08 07:14:54 PM  

seumasokelly: Uzzah: Treygreen13: We could see both 1 seeds go down this week. I know there are only so many possible outcomes, but I wonder how often it is that both 1's lose in the 2nd round.

The average betting line is favoring Denver by about 9. Even taking out 3 points to reflect Denver having home field (and the weather forecast for the game at this point looks like cold and snow), that's still a fairly substantial line for a playoff scenario. It's about the same line that bookies are favoring New England over Houston with. I don't think the general consensus is that Denver is in much trouble.

The NFC games are a whole lot closer, ranging from a pro forma +3 for the home team to an outright pick 'em. The chance of seeing a #1 go down there is a lot higher than in the AFC.

Any one of the 4 remaining NFC teams could make a legitimate run at it. The AFC only really has 2 contenders left. At the moment, I have a tough time figuring out if Seattle, Green Bay or SF is the best right now. I'm leaning toward GB.


I would have said Seattle before Clemons got hurt, now I just don't know.
 
2013-01-08 07:15:49 PM  
Because he's not desperately angling for a "Curse of Dan Shaughnessy".

/Just don't look!
//Just don't look!
 
2013-01-08 07:17:04 PM  

CodeMonkey4Life: I would have said Seattle before Clemons got hurt, now I just don't know.


Well, we did draft Irvin to take over for Clemons. Just didn't plan on it happening this early. Played pretty well when Clemons left, though.
 
2013-01-08 07:17:54 PM  

CodeMonkey4Life: seumasokelly: Uzzah: Treygreen13: We could see both 1 seeds go down this week. I know there are only so many possible outcomes, but I wonder how often it is that both 1's lose in the 2nd round.

The average betting line is favoring Denver by about 9. Even taking out 3 points to reflect Denver having home field (and the weather forecast for the game at this point looks like cold and snow), that's still a fairly substantial line for a playoff scenario. It's about the same line that bookies are favoring New England over Houston with. I don't think the general consensus is that Denver is in much trouble.

The NFC games are a whole lot closer, ranging from a pro forma +3 for the home team to an outright pick 'em. The chance of seeing a #1 go down there is a lot higher than in the AFC.

Any one of the 4 remaining NFC teams could make a legitimate run at it. The AFC only really has 2 contenders left. At the moment, I have a tough time figuring out if Seattle, Green Bay or SF is the best right now. I'm leaning toward GB.

I would have said Seattle before Clemons got hurt, now I just don't know.


I look at it like this - they only mustered 3 sacks in the last 3 games anyway. If we were going to lose a "critical piece", Clemons would be my choice, Frankly the 'Hawks have been blessed on the injury front this season. Missing one starter in Week 19 is still WAAAAYYY ahead of the game.
 
2013-01-08 07:20:56 PM  
I'm just gonna leave this here.

Evidence of CHB's prognostication abilities.
 
2013-01-08 07:34:18 PM  

seumasokelly: I look at it like this - they only mustered 3 sacks in the last 3 games anyway.


Clemons is the only guy consistently getting to the QB in those games, though. Lots of incompletions and rushed throws that could've been picked due to him. Like the fumble he caused in the Washington game that was wiped out by Browner falling down due to their sh*tty field and reaching out at their WR who was wide open anyway and completely unaffected by the "bump."
 
2013-01-08 07:36:26 PM  

IAmRight: seumasokelly: I look at it like this - they only mustered 3 sacks in the last 3 games anyway.

Clemons is the only guy consistently getting to the QB in those games, though. Lots of incompletions and rushed throws that could've been picked due to him. Like the fumble he caused in the Washington game that was wiped out by Browner falling down due to their sh*tty field and reaching out at their WR who was wide open anyway and completely unaffected by the "bump."


I think that, given a full game, Irvin can get there too. The team is built to really only have one pass rush specialist anyway. No one will accuse Red Bryant of being a great pass rusher from the other side. Some one will need to step up.

/unrelated: Seahawks have signed Ryan Longwell
 
2013-01-08 07:37:31 PM  

seumasokelly: I look at it like this - they only mustered 3 sacks in the last 3 games anyway. If we were going to lose a "critical piece", Clemons would be my choice, Frankly the 'Hawks have been blessed on the injury front this season. Missing one starter in Week 19 is still WAAAAYYY ahead of the game.


I haven't watched many Seahawk games but Clemons impressed me a great deal in the ones I did see. Seattle has a lot of other talent on defense but losing a player like that has to hurt. I
 
2013-01-08 07:38:52 PM  

seumasokelly: I think that, given a full game, Irvin can get there too. The team is built to really only have one pass rush specialist anyway. No one will accuse Red Bryant of being a great pass rusher from the other side. Some one will need to step up.

/unrelated: Seahawks have signed Ryan Longwell


Yeah, I think Irvin can do it. Just don't like saying Clemons hasn't been productive. At least it's a fast track in Atlanta, which should help Irvin. And as I said earlier on Twitter, I can cheer for this with regards to Longwell.
 
2013-01-08 07:39:57 PM  
Besides, who wouldn't love to see Longwell make the game-winner in Lambeau to beat the Packers? Especially after Crosby shanks one earlier in the game?

/besides all Packers fans
 
2013-01-08 07:45:17 PM  

IAmRight: seumasokelly: I think that, given a full game, Irvin can get there too. The team is built to really only have one pass rush specialist anyway. No one will accuse Red Bryant of being a great pass rusher from the other side. Some one will need to step up.

/unrelated: Seahawks have signed Ryan Longwell

Yeah, I think Irvin can do it. Just don't like saying Clemons hasn't been productive. At least it's a fast track in Atlanta, which should help Irvin. And as I said earlier on Twitter, I can cheer for this with regards to Longwell.


I feel like maybe they should have brought in Morton Anderson, just in case he still has something. Could probably still hit 90% inside 45.
 
2013-01-08 08:11:25 PM  

seumasokelly: IAmRight: seumasokelly: I think that, given a full game, Irvin can get there too. The team is built to really only have one pass rush specialist anyway. No one will accuse Red Bryant of being a great pass rusher from the other side. Some one will need to step up.

/unrelated: Seahawks have signed Ryan Longwell

Yeah, I think Irvin can do it. Just don't like saying Clemons hasn't been productive. At least it's a fast track in Atlanta, which should help Irvin. And as I said earlier on Twitter, I can cheer for this with regards to Longwell.

I feel like maybe they should have brought in Morton Anderson, just in case he still has something. Could probably still hit 90% inside 45.


Morton Anderson is 52 years old.

Plus, the Niners need him more.
 
2013-01-08 08:40:41 PM  

FriarReb98: CHB, you're such an idiotic douche.


Patriots fan here, but THIS.
 
2013-01-08 08:45:05 PM  
I do hope that folks outside of New England realize that most of the fans around here have about the same opinion of Dan Shaughnessy as we do of Rex Ryan...
 
2013-01-08 09:15:44 PM  

m1ke: I say this as a Texans fan: I want them to win, I really do and I will be rooting for them incessantly but there is simply no way they walk out of Gillette Stadium with a win.


That defense has not been the same since Cushing went down.
 
2013-01-08 09:23:44 PM  
I'm certainly a homer for the Texans, but I think the Texans are going to roll over like Beethoven this weekend.

I know you're not supposed to fire a head coach that got 12 wins, but I'm really ready to make that exception.
 
2013-01-08 09:39:37 PM  

Dafatone: seumasokelly: IAmRight: seumasokelly: I think that, given a full game, Irvin can get there too. The team is built to really only have one pass rush specialist anyway. No one will accuse Red Bryant of being a great pass rusher from the other side. Some one will need to step up.

/unrelated: Seahawks have signed Ryan Longwell

Yeah, I think Irvin can do it. Just don't like saying Clemons hasn't been productive. At least it's a fast track in Atlanta, which should help Irvin. And as I said earlier on Twitter, I can cheer for this with regards to Longwell.

I feel like maybe they should have brought in Morton Anderson, just in case he still has something. Could probably still hit 90% inside 45.

Morton Anderson is 52 years old.

Plus, the Niners need him more.


My boys have decided to go with Cundiff as our insurance policy.

/house already burning
 
2013-01-08 09:47:05 PM  

Jonny Chimpo: Remember when the Patriots absolutely manhandled he Jets on MNF of the 2010 season? Remember the sports media talking about how the Patriots would manhandle them again? Remember when the Dirty Sanchez beat Brady 28-21?

Pepperidge Farms remembers...

/I do not think the Texans will win


Someone should remind Sanchez and the Jets. They don't remember how to beat an egg, let alone a meaningful football game.
 
2013-01-08 10:12:43 PM  

SVenus: I'm certainly a homer for the Texans, but I think the Texans are going to roll over like Beethoven this weekend.

I know you're not supposed to fire a head coach that got 12 wins, but I'm really ready to make that exception.


Chargers replaced Marty Schottenheimer after 14-2 with Norv Turner so it's not entirely without precedent.
( and Norv is available again! )
 
2013-01-08 10:33:20 PM  

CodeMonkey4Life: SVenus: I'm certainly a homer for the Texans, but I think the Texans are going to roll over like Beethoven this weekend.

I know you're not supposed to fire a head coach that got 12 wins, but I'm really ready to make that exception.

Chargers replaced Marty Schottenheimer after 14-2 with Norv Turner so it's not entirely without precedent.
( and Norv is available again! )


If Norv Turner ever gets another head coaching job in the NFL, I will know that hell has frozen over.
 
2013-01-08 10:53:18 PM  

tenton: Dafatone: seumasokelly: IAmRight: seumasokelly: I think that, given a full game, Irvin can get there too. The team is built to really only have one pass rush specialist anyway. No one will accuse Red Bryant of being a great pass rusher from the other side. Some one will need to step up.

/unrelated: Seahawks have signed Ryan Longwell

Yeah, I think Irvin can do it. Just don't like saying Clemons hasn't been productive. At least it's a fast track in Atlanta, which should help Irvin. And as I said earlier on Twitter, I can cheer for this with regards to Longwell.

I feel like maybe they should have brought in Morton Anderson, just in case he still has something. Could probably still hit 90% inside 45.

Morton Anderson is 52 years old.

Plus, the Niners need him more.

My boys have decided to go with Cundiff as our insurance policy.

/house already burning


Amend that to "our boys."

Which sounds awkward.
 
2013-01-08 11:27:24 PM  
I hope this finds its way to CHB's mailbag:

Dear CHB,

I honestly have no idea how you've been employed by the Globe for so long other than the fact that the NY Times owns you as one of the best inserted trolls of all time. You're like that hot redheaded Russian spy chick blowing rich New Yorkers. You are the ugly, disgustingly redhead-afro version of a mick Jemelle Hill.

Except you troll idiots in South Boston.

I've got a storyline for ya CHB...I decided I want to bang your ugly daughter. Hell, not just bang her...but have a group of men plug her holes like she was a life-raft in the Arctic and the only way we could survive drowning and freezing to death was to fill her leaking holes with cack.

You are not a journalist CHB, you are a coont. A dirty Irish coont who has slammed his last literary shot of Jameson. It's time for your career to end up like your ancestors lives; face down passed out in a pile of puke, naked, next to a confused sheep who's now wishing he would be turned into a set of seat covers for a Saab 900 convertible.

I hate you CHB, and if the Irish had an equivalent to sickle-cell, I wish you would die from its most extreme form.


/ BTW, your daughter always swallows down to the bottom of the shaft, because like a good Irish-lass, she always wants the potatoes.
 
2013-01-08 11:41:11 PM  
If Texans win, I am going to email him taunting him like I did that douchebag who posted similar stuff about the Rangers-Yankees ALCS in 2010.
 
2013-01-09 12:30:58 AM  
 
2013-01-09 12:47:30 AM  
I also remember the Patriots demolishing the Jests a couple seasons back during the regular season. They met again in the playoffs, and as I recall, the Patriots were embarrassed at home.
 
2013-01-09 01:48:46 AM  

Dafatone: seumasokelly: IAmRight: seumasokelly: I think that, given a full game, Irvin can get there too. The team is built to really only have one pass rush specialist anyway. No one will accuse Red Bryant of being a great pass rusher from the other side. Some one will need to step up.

/unrelated: Seahawks have signed Ryan Longwell

Yeah, I think Irvin can do it. Just don't like saying Clemons hasn't been productive. At least it's a fast track in Atlanta, which should help Irvin. And as I said earlier on Twitter, I can cheer for this with regards to Longwell.

I feel like maybe they should have brought in Morton Anderson, just in case he still has something. Could probably still hit 90% inside 45.

Morton Anderson is 52 years old.

Plus, the Niners need him more.


I know. I was kidding. If you want a great story, the Seahawks just signed a personal trainer who last played in 2008 to cover the Clemons injury. Pete Carroll at his finest.
 
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