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2013-03-13 06:01:14 PM
Dear Wes, please catch the ball late in the Super Bowl this time. Thanks in advance.

/WB
 
2013-03-13 06:13:02 PM
This sucks ass. :(
 
2013-03-13 06:18:34 PM

libranoelrose: This sucks ass. :(


as a Raiders fan, i agree.  welker is going want to pound it into the patriots ass.  manning is the perfect qb for him.  i bet there is a lot more to this story than we know about.
 
2013-03-13 06:21:27 PM
Tom Brady will now be throwing to...who? Brandon Lloyd?
 
2013-03-13 06:24:04 PM
The 2014 NinersSeahawks-Broncos Super Bowl is just about academic

Now it is
 
2013-03-13 06:31:13 PM

GAT_00: The 2014 NinersSeahawks-Broncos Super Bowl is just about academic

Now it is



Damn right.
 
2013-03-13 07:02:32 PM

The_Sponge: GAT_00: The 2014 NinersSeahawks-Broncos Super Bowl is just about academic

Now it is


Damn right.


LOL.

/that's hilarious
//everyone knows its going to be the Rams
 
2013-03-13 07:08:16 PM
Are they waiting on a funnier headline, or what? This is huge.
 
2013-03-13 07:10:55 PM

libranoelrose: Are they waiting on a funnier headline, or what? This is huge.


And for next to nothing.  They couldn't pay Welker $6M?
 
2013-03-13 07:14:06 PM

GAT_00: libranoelrose: Are they waiting on a funnier headline, or what? This is huge.

And for next to nothing.  They couldn't pay Welker $6M?


That's less than he would have made had he been franchised. He must really think that Manning is the key to the SB.
 
2013-03-13 07:20:16 PM

nvmac: The_Sponge: GAT_00: The 2014 NinersSeahawks-Broncos Super Bowl is just about academic

Now it is


Damn right.

LOL.

/that's hilarious
//everyone knows its going to be the Rams


It can't be Seahawks-Rams moran, they're both in the NFC.
 
2013-03-13 07:22:51 PM

libranoelrose: GAT_00: libranoelrose: Are they waiting on a funnier headline, or what? This is huge.

And for next to nothing.  They couldn't pay Welker $6M?

That's less than he would have made had he been franchised. He must really think that Manning is the key to the SB.


It's almost half of what he would have made franchised.  I don't get how the Pats couldn't pay him $6M, and I don't get how the Broncos got him for $6M.  He must have only gone to them because he wants to win and he knew Peyton was his best bet.  And probably get back at the Pats for abandoning him.
 
2013-03-13 07:28:30 PM

GAT_00: It's almost half of what he would have made franchised.


I heard it was going to be 8.5 million, but I'm probably mistaken.
 
2013-03-13 07:52:49 PM

libranoelrose: GAT_00: It's almost half of what he would have made franchised.

I heard it was going to be 8.5 million, but I'm probably mistaken.


http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1^C7300/article/franchise-tag -n umbers-tentatively-set-2013-cap-near-121m

WR at $10.357M.  Old, but approximate.
 
2013-03-13 08:00:09 PM

whither_apophis: It can't be Seahawks-Rams moran, they're both in the NFC.



I chuckled.
 
2013-03-13 08:01:46 PM
Does this mean moar ponies?
 
2013-03-13 08:08:11 PM
Well, what's the point of playing then? Let's just run it through Madden and be done with it all
 
2013-03-13 08:14:14 PM

Twitch Boy: Does this mean moar ponies?


Yes. :(
 
2013-03-13 09:23:40 PM

libranoelrose: Twitch Boy: Does this mean moar ponies?

Yes. :(


Hooray! :D

i1182.photobucket.com
 
2013-03-13 09:23:47 PM
sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net
 
2013-03-13 09:37:38 PM
Just like the Packers-Texans Super Bowl last year.
 
2013-03-13 09:42:21 PM
www.beau.org
 
2013-03-13 09:45:00 PM
All the patriots need is to go 6-10 and they'll win their division. Perfect time for rebuilding the team when you have bum teams in the division.
 
2013-03-13 09:45:54 PM
Bookmarked in order to mock subby.

/Packers vs. Texans for sure
 
2013-03-13 09:46:30 PM

libranoelrose: Twitch Boy: Does this mean moar ponies?

Yes. :(


Ignore lists: they're beautiful things
 
2013-03-13 09:47:50 PM
Huh. Two philly style dream teams at once
 
2013-03-13 09:48:29 PM

HaywoodJablonski: Bookmarked in order to mock subby.

/Packers vs. Texans for sure


Dude, I'm a Texans fan too, but until we upgrade our QB and coach, we'll be stuck losing in the 2nd round pretty much forever.

/Indy will win the AFC South next year too.
//At least we still have J-Ville to pick on.
 
2013-03-13 09:50:45 PM
sweet. i can now draft the guy in fantasy without betraying my "I will never own a Patriot EVER" mantra.  And Payton is still going to go to Decker who is NEVER covered.  Decker is what Welker was 7 years ago, a great sleeper 10th round guy.
 
2013-03-13 09:53:14 PM
Well, the Niners DO have to get around that Philadelphia dream team for the past few years, whew.
 
2013-03-13 09:53:37 PM

HaywoodJablonski: Bookmarked in order to mock subby.

/Packers vs. Texans for sure


Chiefs are making a run people.  49ers vs Chiefs.  The Alex Smith Bowl.  You heard it here first.
 
2013-03-13 09:56:39 PM

matthew_tray: HaywoodJablonski: Bookmarked in order to mock subby.

/Packers vs. Texans for sure

Dude, I'm a Texans fan too, but until we upgrade our QB and coach, we'll be stuck losing in the 2nd round pretty much forever.

/Indy will win the AFC South next year too.
//At least we still have J-Ville to pick on.


I'll bet you $50 the Colts don't win the division. They played one of the weakest schedules on record this year, plus they had the Cancer inspiration thing. I say they go 9-7
 
2013-03-13 09:57:58 PM

stir22: libranoelrose: This sucks ass. :(

as a Raiders fan, i agree.  welker is going want to pound it into the patriots ass.  manning is the perfect qb for him.  i bet there is a lot more to this story than we know about.


This is why I love this deal. Pissed off both of our biggest rival's fans.

/life is good!
 
2013-03-13 09:59:54 PM
i306.photobucket.com
 
2013-03-13 10:01:11 PM
I'm not sure what scheme a defensive coordinator is going to dream up to attempt to cover the new Broncos receiving corps. Most teams did a crap job at it last year, so adding Welker is going to crush the life out of any and all of the 3rd cover men stuck playing against the Broncos. Manning was 400/583 for 4,659 last season. He should hit 5,000 yards this season with ease.
 
2013-03-13 10:01:44 PM

GAT_00: libranoelrose: GAT_00: It's almost half of what he would have made franchised.

I heard it was going to be 8.5 million, but I'm probably mistaken.

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1^C7300/article/franchise-tag -n umbers-tentatively-set-2013-cap-near-121m

WR at $10.357M.  Old, but approximate.


Welker was due for a 20% bump from last year's 9.5 million, because he had been franchised last year, so it would have been 11.4 million.

Pats went with Amendola for actually slightly less in guaranteed money, 5 years of control if he works out.

Broncos got a good deal, but I think the Patriots made the right decision in moving on. Welker had been taking an incredible beating in the slot, particularly in the last few years, sooner or later that catches up with you. It might be why he started dropping more passes the last few years--slot receivers usually get tackled by much bigger guys than wideouts.

He's an incredible player, and I hope he makes it into the HOF some day, but Pats need to spend more money on their horrible pass defense. Even with signing Amendola, between Welker's 9.5 million and soon to be released Brandon Lloyd, they'll get close to $10 million more on the cap. And they can always use Hernandez more in the slot
 
2013-03-13 10:02:09 PM

VTGremlin: I'm not sure what scheme a defensive coordinator is going to dream up to attempt to cover the new Broncos receiving corps. Most teams did a crap job at it last year, so adding Welker is going to crush the life out of any and all of the 3rd cover men stuck playing against the Broncos. Manning was 400/583 for 4,659 last season. He should hit 5,000 yards this season with ease.


Meh...let 'em score. Their defense sucks.
 
2013-03-13 10:05:47 PM

Kenny B: [i306.photobucket.com image 576x324]


He had no business even being that close to making the catch. If it had been anyone else throwing it he wouldn't of caught half as much shiat as he did.
 
2013-03-13 10:13:28 PM

libranoelrose: Are they waiting on a funnier headline, or what? This is huge.


They were waiting for a more accurate headline, namely Seattle/Denver.
 
2013-03-13 10:13:52 PM

count_chimpula: Welker was due for a 20% bump from last year's 9.5 million, because he had been franchised last year, so it would have been 11.4 million.


I thought it was due to be close to double what he actually got, but I couldn't find that number anywhere else or specifically remember it.  So thanks for explaining it and the number.
 
2013-03-13 10:16:59 PM

Kenny B: [i306.photobucket.com image 576x324]


A better throw and that's a catch.
 
2013-03-13 10:20:32 PM

jaylectricity: VTGremlin: I'm not sure what scheme a defensive coordinator is going to dream up to attempt to cover the new Broncos receiving corps. Most teams did a crap job at it last year, so adding Welker is going to crush the life out of any and all of the 3rd cover men stuck playing against the Broncos. Manning was 400/583 for 4,659 last season. He should hit 5,000 yards this season with ease.

Meh...let 'em score. Their defense sucks.


Not sure if serious...they were top 5 in pretty much all defensive categories last season. So that would be a pretty dumb thing to say if you were serious.

/I will grant you there is at least one DB that sucks at playing prevent
 
2013-03-13 10:22:24 PM
I saw this one before.

www.clevelandskyline.com

It wasn't very good.
 
2013-03-13 10:24:43 PM

Fade2black: libranoelrose: Are they waiting on a funnier headline, or what? This is huge.

They were waiting for a more accurate headline, namely Seattle/Denver.


Yes yes let that hubris flow through you Seattle fans. Do you guys even watch the NFL? I have to assume not since you seem to be oblivious to how Super Bowl "favorites" have been doing for the last oh 15 years or so.

But hey keep clamoring for favorite status. Dream Team II in my opinion, I think Vince Young might even be available to back up Wilson for his inevitable knee injury this year.
 
2013-03-13 10:29:47 PM

Pfighting Polish: I saw this one before.

[www.clevelandskyline.com image 552x402]

It wasn't very good.


Well, what do you expect? If you look closely at that image, you'll see that it was five against one.

That was not  a good day. I was the only Bronco fan at a '49er Super Bowl party. My ribs still hurt.
 
2013-03-13 10:31:51 PM

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: Well, what do you expect? If you look closely at that image, you'll see that it was five against one.


Pretty much seemed like it most of the day, too.
 
2013-03-13 10:32:50 PM

js34603: jaylectricity: VTGremlin: I'm not sure what scheme a defensive coordinator is going to dream up to attempt to cover the new Broncos receiving corps. Most teams did a crap job at it last year, so adding Welker is going to crush the life out of any and all of the 3rd cover men stuck playing against the Broncos. Manning was 400/583 for 4,659 last season. He should hit 5,000 yards this season with ease.

Meh...let 'em score. Their defense sucks.

Not sure if serious...they were top 5 in pretty much all defensive categories last season. So that would be a pretty dumb thing to say if you were serious.

/I will grant you there is at least one DB that sucks at playing prevent


Welll....they gave up 30 points to any team with a semblance of an offense, barring the Saints. They played at least 10 games against offensively challenged teams.
 
2013-03-13 10:33:51 PM
I'm betting Brady went apeshiat when he heard this.
 
2013-03-13 10:37:40 PM
Brady is getting Danny Amendola, who is almost exactly like Wes Welker.

/at least in Madden
 
2013-03-13 10:38:25 PM

js34603: Fade2black: libranoelrose: Are they waiting on a funnier headline, or what? This is huge.

They were waiting for a more accurate headline, namely Seattle/Denver.

Yes yes let that hubris flow through you Seattle fans. Do you guys even watch the NFL? I have to assume not since you seem to be oblivious to how Super Bowl "favorites" have been doing for the last oh 15 years or so.

But hey keep clamoring for favorite status. Dream Team II in my opinion, I think Vince Young might even be available to back up Wilson for his inevitable knee injury this year.


I eat, breathe, live, and poo NFL.  It drives my wife nuts.  I have the NFL ticket.  I spend thousands on tickets...I spend 2k+ on fantasy and sports gambling.  I live the NFL.

All I will say is this:  We in Seattle, we don't get much to be excited about.  We don't make high free agency acquisitions.  Prince Fielder snubs us because of our park.  Josh Hamilton wanted 30 million more to come here.  Deion Branch washes out because he's 4' 9.  The 1 year our Sonics were greatness, we ran into the Michael Jordan buzzsaw.

It isn't hubris.  It isn't being a snob.  It's genuine excitement that for once in the past 20 year, we have a sports team in this town we can cheer and feel good about, with expectations that are through the roof.  That about sums it up.
 
2013-03-13 10:43:14 PM

VvonderJesus: Brady is getting Danny Amendola, who is almost exactly like Wes Welker.


That's what the Dan Patrick Show tried to tell me a couple days ago. We'll see,
 
2013-03-13 10:44:03 PM

VvonderJesus: Brady is getting Danny Amendola, who is almost exactly like Wes Welker.

/at least in Madden


That's the strangest part of this. They paid Danny Amendola more (5 years / 31 million) than what Denver is paying Welker. Someone wanted Welker gone.
 
2013-03-13 10:45:05 PM
I know we have the clichés about how football is cyclical, but I didn't really think that the NFC West was going to be in the discussion for the NFL's toughest division.I mean, it was only two seasons ago that no one seemingly wanted to win the division and the Seahawks went to the playoffs with a 7-9 record.

I wouldn't be surprised if we saw multiple 49ers-Seahawks games in the NFC Championships over the next several years. Even the Rams might be able to get into the playoffs at some point in the next three years.
 
2013-03-13 10:45:48 PM
Funny thing is during the Celtics broadcast tonight, Gary Tanguay broke in with the news that "Damon Amendolara" signed with the Patriots.

I had no idea they were calamari-deficient.
 
2013-03-13 10:50:29 PM
But what about my all-White New England offence?
 
2013-03-13 10:53:01 PM
When is the last time Danny Amendola played a whole season without an injury?
 
2013-03-13 10:54:22 PM
More like Seahawks-Broncos, subtard.
 
2013-03-13 11:00:55 PM

scoughlin: More like Seahawks-Broncos, subtard.


OMG, the stories of the days they were in the same division would be insufferable.
 
2013-03-13 11:05:35 PM

drewsclues: VvonderJesus: Brady is getting Danny Amendola, who is almost exactly like Wes Welker.

/at least in Madden

That's the strangest part of this. They paid Danny Amendola more (5 years / 31 million) than what Denver is paying Welker. Someone wanted Welker gone.


Or they figured they could get comperable talent and a younger player. Keeping Amendola healthy for the regular season (let alone the playoffs)is a different story.
 
2013-03-13 11:10:06 PM

drewsclues: VvonderJesus: Brady is getting Danny Amendola, who is almost exactly like Wes Welker.

/at least in Madden

That's the strangest part of this. They paid Danny Amendola more (5 years / 31 million) than what Denver is paying Welker. Someone wanted Welker gone.


Welker's guaranteed money is $12 million, Amendola's is $10 million.  Guaranteed money is the only thing that matters in the NFL. And if Amendola works out they control him for 5 years.

The most interesting statistic on Amendola vs Welker is on espnboston.

Since 2010, Welker has caught passes at a rate of 12.5 receptions for every drop (326 catches, 26 drops).

Amendola's success rate is considerably higher at 21.9 receptions per drop.

Welker's 11 drops last season were second-most in the NFL. Amendola's drop rate (2.1 percent of targets dropped) ratedsecond-lowest in the NFL.


Not saying that will work out for the Pats--as has been pointed out, Amendola's been injured a lot. But I think that was a big part of the rationale.
 
2013-03-13 11:14:43 PM

jaylectricity: Funny thing is during the Celtics broadcast tonight, Gary Tanguay broke in with the news that "Damon Amendolara" signed with the Patriots.

I had no idea they were calamari-deficient.



Don't worry, I got the reference.

/Mario Coin
 
2013-03-13 11:21:57 PM

scoughlin: More like Seahawks-Broncos, subtard.


Seahawks, Niners...either one will make a fine #2 finisher.
 
2013-03-13 11:24:57 PM

count_chimpula: drewsclues: VvonderJesus: Brady is getting Danny Amendola, who is almost exactly like Wes Welker.

/at least in Madden

That's the strangest part of this. They paid Danny Amendola more (5 years / 31 million) than what Denver is paying Welker. Someone wanted Welker gone.

Welker's guaranteed money is $12 million, Amendola's is $10 million.  Guaranteed money is the only thing that matters in the NFL. And if Amendola works out they control him for 5 years.

The most interesting statistic on Amendola vs Welker is on espnboston.

Since 2010, Welker has caught passes at a rate of 12.5 receptions for every drop (326 catches, 26 drops).

Amendola's success rate is considerably higher at 21.9 receptions per drop.

Welker's 11 drops last season were second-most in the NFL. Amendola's drop rate (2.1 percent of targets dropped) ratedsecond-lowest in the NFL.

Not saying that will work out for the Pats--as has been pointed out, Amendola's been injured a lot. But I think that was a big part of the rationale.


He was also thrown to twice as much and doubled him in every major statistical category.
 
2013-03-13 11:28:46 PM
No Lions talk?  Reggie Bush = we might actually run the ball more than twice a game?
 
2013-03-13 11:31:55 PM

JohnAnnArbor: No Lions talk?  Reggie Bush = we might actually run the ball more than twice a game?


Lions go from one of the worst teams in the league to one of the most overrated. Yawn.
 
2013-03-13 11:33:51 PM

Malcolm_Sex: count_chimpula: drewsclues: VvonderJesus: Brady is getting Danny Amendola, who is almost exactly like Wes Welker.

/at least in Madden

That's the strangest part of this. They paid Danny Amendola more (5 years / 31 million) than what Denver is paying Welker. Someone wanted Welker gone.

Welker's guaranteed money is $12 million, Amendola's is $10 million.  Guaranteed money is the only thing that matters in the NFL. And if Amendola works out they control him for 5 years.

The most interesting statistic on Amendola vs Welker is on espnboston.

Since 2010, Welker has caught passes at a rate of 12.5 receptions for every drop (326 catches, 26 drops).

Amendola's success rate is considerably higher at 21.9 receptions per drop.

Welker's 11 drops last season were second-most in the NFL. Amendola's drop rate (2.1 percent of targets dropped) ratedsecond-lowest in the NFL.

Not saying that will work out for the Pats--as has been pointed out, Amendola's been injured a lot. But I think that was a big part of the rationale.

He was also thrown to twice as much and doubled him in every major statistical category.


Not quite(also from ESPN boston):

2012 Welker 5.5 receptions/game, 67.9 yards/game, 13 drops  Amendola 4.6 receptions/game, 45.2 yards/game, 1 drop.

And it's probably fair to say that some of Welker's advantage was due to Brady as opposed to Bradford(who isn't bad, but not an elite quarterback at this point). That's part of the rationale at any rate.
 
2013-03-13 11:40:20 PM

drewsclues: VvonderJesus: Brady is getting Danny Amendola, who is almost exactly like Wes Welker.

/at least in Madden

That's the strangest part of this. They paid Danny Amendola more (5 years / 31 million) than what Denver is paying Welker. Someone wanted Welker gone.


Someone wanted Welker gone? Could it be....SATAN?

Oops, no it was Belichick.

/possibly Gisele but probably Darth Hoodie
 
2013-03-13 11:52:57 PM

Pfighting Polish: I saw this one before.

[www.clevelandskyline.com image 552x402]

It wasn't very good.


I was a Broncos fan before the Panthers existed.  I thought that I would never see anything quite so painful as the second quarter of XXII; The Broncos were up 10-0, and I was convinced Ricky Nattiel was going to be the MVP of that game.  And then Doug Williams and Timmy Smith broke my spirit.  I thought, it can't get any worse than that.

Wrong.  Two years later the Broncos were only down 4 midway through the first quarter, and we forced San Fran to punt.  Then Bobby Humphrey fumbled and a few plays later Montana tacks on another 6.  And it was never competitive from that fumble forward.  It was like watching a high school team try and play against the pros.

Several days later, I saw the local Raleigh affiliate run a shot of a highway sign that read "Speed Limit 55", underneath which was spray-painted "Broncos 10".
 
2013-03-14 12:15:51 AM

hulk hogan meat shoes: JohnAnnArbor: No Lions talk?  Reggie Bush = we might actually run the ball more than twice a game?

Lions go from one of the worst teams in the league to one of the most overrated. Yawn.


Wait I thought Reggie was the next coming of Jim Brown.  Did I miss something?
 
2013-03-14 12:29:21 AM
img.photobucket.com
 
2013-03-14 12:37:58 AM

Altitude5280: [img.photobucket.com image 633x464]


What does he expect?  This is what the Patriots do.  They'll do it to him some day unless he retires first.
 
2013-03-14 12:40:31 AM

UNC_Samurai: I was a Broncos fan before the Panthers existed. I thought that I would never see anything quite so painful as the second quarter of XXII; The Broncos were up 10-0, and I was convinced Ricky Nattiel was going to be the MVP of that game. And then Doug Williams and Timmy Smith broke my spirit. I thought, it can't get any worse than that.

Wrong. Two years later the Broncos were only down 4 midway through the first quarter, and we forced San Fran to punt. Then Bobby Humphrey fumbled and a few plays later Montana tacks on another 6. And it was never competitive from that fumble forward. It was like watching a high school team try and play against the pros.

Several days later, I saw the local Raleigh affiliate run a shot of a highway sign that read "Speed Limit 55", underneath which was spray-painted "Broncos 10".


Yeah, those two were the worst (also because my brother is a Redskins fan), but Super Bowl XII was another bad memory. Craig Morton was either paid off, or forgot that he was no longer a Cowboy. Hell, it was only last year that DiAtribe convinced me to let go my hatred of all things to do with silver, blue, or stars.

People hate on the Broncos, because they're a successful team, but they forget that they've paid their dues. Their first 12 seasons, they never had a winning season. They were 39-97-4 for the '60s. These were the years I became a Bronco fan.

They were also the years I learned true hatred of the Raiders and Chiefs. If it wasn't a Raider DB trying to drown a Bronco wide receiver in a mud puddle, it was KC being up by 50 and trying an onside kick.

I've mellowed in my old age; back then, if the Raider team plane mid-air collided with the Chiefs team plane, I'd have cheered. Now, I'd just hope that they were only injured severely.
 
2013-03-14 12:57:37 AM

UNC_Samurai: I was a Broncos fan before the Panthers existed.  I thought that I would never see anything quite so painful as the second quarter of XXII;


Oh yeah? Well, I was a Giants fan before the Panthers entered the league and.. well.. things were actually kinda peachy.
 
2013-03-14 01:05:12 AM

The Bestest: UNC_Samurai: I was a Broncos fan before the Panthers existed.  I thought that I would never see anything quite so painful as the second quarter of XXII;

Oh yeah? Well, I was a Giants fan before the Panthers entered the league and.. well.. things were actually kinda peachy.


Im no Giants fn. Far from it. But thank you so much for kicking he asses of the entitled Patriots in the Superbowl.  Twice
 
2013-03-14 01:22:18 AM
I actually hate this move.  We're throwing away one of my favorite Broncos, Elvis Dumerville, and we throw a ton of money at a tiny slot receiver whose knee will almost certainly explode this year.  Then we sign an overrated, low IQ corner who is going to knock up all of our decent looking strippers.  At least we got the literate Cromartie.  But I'd rather have gotten Namdi.  That's how little I think of Cromartie.

Not that impressed with our offseason so far.  The fact that I just read an article by Mike Freeman felating Elway for his savvy makes me feel worse.  If Skip Bayless slobs all over this tomorrow I full expect the Broncos to implode and go 6-10.

Still can't believe we're not even going to get picks for Elvis.  If he wasn't lined up opposite Von he would have been in the top 5 for sacks easily.  Someone is going to get a steal on Elvis, I just hope it's an NFC team.
 
2013-03-14 01:33:48 AM
ITT: dumbasses who think that offseason signings mean more than in-season injuries.

/you too  Smittard
//film at 11
 
2013-03-14 01:34:28 AM
The 2014 Niners-Broncos Super Bowl is just about academic

It'll turn out the same as the last time they met in the Superb Owl.

As a commentator said about that game "...it was not as close as the score would indicate..."www.clevelandskyline.com
But Harbaugh is not as "nice" as Seifert.  He won't put the third string in to play the 4th quarter.

//CSB:  The wife of a friend of mine worked in the 49er front office at that time and after the receivers and qbs had watched game film of the Broncos on the Tuesday after the NFC Championship game she heard Montana and Rice talking to Seifert on the way out of the video room, saying "Can we play them tomorrow, Coach?"  "Do we have to wait two whole weeks?"    The Niners were ready.  Looking forward to more Superb Owls like XXIV from the '9ers.sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net
 
2013-03-14 01:44:40 AM

count_chimpula: Malcolm_Sex: count_chimpula: drewsclues: VvonderJesus: Brady is getting Danny Amendola, who is almost exactly like Wes Welker.

/at least in Madden

That's the strangest part of this. They paid Danny Amendola more (5 years / 31 million) than what Denver is paying Welker. Someone wanted Welker gone.

Welker's guaranteed money is $12 million, Amendola's is $10 million.  Guaranteed money is the only thing that matters in the NFL. And if Amendola works out they control him for 5 years.

The most interesting statistic on Amendola vs Welker is on espnboston.

Since 2010, Welker has caught passes at a rate of 12.5 receptions for every drop (326 catches, 26 drops).

Amendola's success rate is considerably higher at 21.9 receptions per drop.

Welker's 11 drops last season were second-most in the NFL. Amendola's drop rate (2.1 percent of targets dropped) ratedsecond-lowest in the NFL.

Not saying that will work out for the Pats--as has been pointed out, Amendola's been injured a lot. But I think that was a big part of the rationale.

He was also thrown to twice as much and doubled him in every major statistical category.

Not quite(also from ESPN boston):

2012 Welker 5.5 receptions/game, 67.9 yards/game, 13 drops  Amendola 4.6 receptions/game, 45.2 yards/game, 1 drop.

And it's probably fair to say that some of Welker's advantage was due to Brady as opposed to Bradford(who isn't bad, but not an elite quarterback at this point). That's part of the rationale at any rate.


Welker actually played the entire season. The way they used him in NE he was basically receiving suicide passes, getting laid out and still making the plays. Those drops are misleading, he makes horrible balls seem catchable.
 
2013-03-14 01:55:56 AM
The internet consensus seems to be that Welker won't get his shiat laid out as much at Denver because we have actual downfield threats that NE didn't have, so it'll stretch the defense for him. Makes sense to me, in theory.
 
2013-03-14 02:11:59 AM

The Smails Kid: ITT: dumbasses who think that offseason signings mean more than in-season injuries.

/you too  Smittard
//film at 11


Alright. I'll go ahead and farky you with this thread number and give you your own easily distinguishable color.

Would you like to add anything more specific to your statement so I can call you a wizard if you are right come January?
 
2013-03-14 02:12:24 AM
I love the prognostications of people who can predict which teams will remain healthy all season, or not have players turn in disappointing years.

/this RG3 kid will totes take the Skins to the Super Bowl
 
2013-03-14 02:25:02 AM

germ78: I love the prognostications of people who can predict which teams will remain healthy all season, or not have players turn in disappointing years.

/this RG3 kid will totes take the Skins to the Super Bowl


I definitely don't remember saying that.

Who are you talking about?
 
2013-03-14 02:46:21 AM
So much goodness in this thread, makes me sad that I've been in no-internet land for three days.

1. Welker/Amendola. Rams fans saw this coming a mile away, just thought there'd be more struggle; maybe get some picks for Danny. Whatever.

2. Oh dur JAYSUS, how good of a fantasy QB is Manning going to be next year? Frequent discussions of "who'd you pick #2 overall" had solidified Brees- but Manning, with uncoverable dink/dunk receivers? Could be ridiculous.

3. Lots of people baggin' on the Rams in this thread, all about how the Seachickens and Niners will own the NFCW for the next few years. Odd...coulda sworn this past season they split with the 'Hawks, and the Niners could not beat them. Huh.

4.

germ78: I love the prognostications of people who can predict which teams will remain healthy all season, or not have players turn in disappointing years.


Also yes.

UNC_Samurai: Several days later, I saw the local Raleigh affiliate run a shot of a highway sign that read "Speed Limit 55", underneath which was spray-painted "Broncos 10".


Also lulz. Reminds me of the Cards 06 WS win, after which some persons spray painted "Congratulations 2006 WS Champs St. Louis Cardinals" on a big brick wall opposite one of the gates at Wrigley. The building owner left it up for months, only taking it down after he got tired of cleaning the broken glass, beer cans, and urine off of the sidewalk every morning.
 
2013-03-14 03:03:50 AM

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: People hate on the Broncos, because they're a successful team, but they forget that they've paid their dues.


As a Packer fan, you know darn well why I hate on the Broncos.  And yes, it was because they were "successful."

/I've never seen an entire state get as emotionally deflated as Wisconsin did after XXXII
//Favre to Jennings for 82 yards on the first play of overtime made up for it a little ... but a very small little
 
2013-03-14 03:14:44 AM
peyton manning rolls out and throws a touchdown pass to wes welker as time expires i.imgur.com
 
2013-03-14 04:13:06 AM

animesucks: peyton manning rolls out


wha?
 
2013-03-14 04:57:40 AM
There's a reason they play an entire season before the playoffs. And for you dumbass dolts with your phag Suberb Owl comments, Wolb em. My Broncos will represent, our water is better and our skies are blue. So screw you.
 
2013-03-14 06:43:46 AM
Because big splashy off season moves always lead to playoff success, that's why the Redskins won all those Super Bowls in the 2000s...
 
2013-03-14 06:55:49 AM

KiwDaWabbit: I know we have the clichés about how football is cyclical, but I didn't really think that the NFC West was going to be in the discussion for the NFL's toughest division.I mean, it was only two seasons ago that no one seemingly wanted to win the division and the Seahawks went to the playoffs with a 7-9 record.

I wouldn't be surprised if we saw multiple 49ers-Seahawks games in the NFC Championships over the next several years. Even the Rams might be able to get into the playoffs at some point in the next three years.


I must have missed something, but the Rams have lost their starting RB.  Their second string RB is good, but not at Jackson levels.  They also lost two of their starting receivers, and have ZERO depth there.  They may be able to get some defensive wins, but I think they will regress this year as Fisher builds "his" team.
 
2013-03-14 07:02:12 AM
Notice how nobody is saying "Tom Brady, just win the damn game."

Why? Because he never really does...
 
2013-03-14 07:16:05 AM

The Flexecutioner: sweet. i can now draft the guy in fantasy without betraying my "I will never own a Patriot EVER" mantra.  And Payton is still going to go to Decker who is NEVER covered.  Decker is what Welker was 7 years ago, a great sleeper 10th round guy.


If Decker is there in the 10th round the guys you play with are as dumb as you.
 
2013-03-14 07:17:35 AM

downtownkid: The Flexecutioner: sweet. i can now draft the guy in fantasy without betraying my "I will never own a Patriot EVER" mantra.  And Payton is still going to go to Decker who is NEVER covered.  Decker is what Welker was 7 years ago, a great sleeper 10th round guy.

If Decker is there in the 10th round the guys you play with are as dumb as you.


Yeah, that. I was pleased to get him with a late 4th rounder last year. No way he drops below 6th round at worst
 
2013-03-14 08:46:35 AM

Pfighting Polish: I saw this one before.

[www.clevelandskyline.com image 552x402]

It wasn't very good.


It was for me

/49ers fan
 
2013-03-14 09:03:13 AM

nvmac: The_Sponge: GAT_00: The 2014 NinersSeahawks-Broncos Super Bowl is just about academic

Now it is


Damn right.

LOL.

/that's hilarious
//everyone knows its going to be the Rams


As we're only good every other year, we're in the same conference and we've just shat a ton of players including SteveJax, I have to disagree :(
 
2013-03-14 09:04:13 AM
we're in the same conference I just got whooshed.
 
2013-03-14 09:08:59 AM

Fade2black: js34603: Fade2black: libranoelrose: Are they waiting on a funnier headline, or what? This is huge.

They were waiting for a more accurate headline, namely Seattle/Denver.

Yes yes let that hubris flow through you Seattle fans. Do you guys even watch the NFL? I have to assume not since you seem to be oblivious to how Super Bowl "favorites" have been doing for the last oh 15 years or so.

But hey keep clamoring for favorite status. Dream Team II in my opinion, I think Vince Young might even be available to back up Wilson for his inevitable knee injury this year.

I eat, breathe, live, and poo NFL.  It drives my wife nuts.  I have the NFL ticket.  I spend thousands on tickets...I spend 2k+ on fantasy and sports gambling.  I live the NFL.

All I will say is this:  We in Seattle, we don't get much to be excited about.  We don't make high free agency acquisitions.  Prince Fielder snubs us because of our park.  Josh Hamilton wanted 30 million more to come here.  Deion Branch washes out because he's 4' 9.  The 1 year our Sonics were greatness, we ran into the Michael Jordan buzzsaw.

It isn't hubris.  It isn't being a snob.  It's genuine excitement that for once in the past 20 year, we have a sports team in this town we can cheer and feel good about, with expectations that are through the roof.  That about sums it up.


Boy I can't wait to piss Sounders fans off with this quote.
 
2013-03-14 09:30:57 AM
It's still a team led by a 37-year old Peyton Manning.  Don't care if he does have a ring, he's still not someone any team should trust to get them all the way, especially at 37.  There's a reason that there's an entire website dedicated to the faces he makes when he fails.
 
2013-03-14 09:47:57 AM
Just keep telling yourselves that, Niners fans.
 
2013-03-14 10:11:23 AM

sephjnr: Seah


I'd much rather see the Rams succeed the the suck Niners.
Rams own them anyways.

Saw the game in Seattle last year. Rams have a tough and legit Defense.

/go hawks
 
2013-03-14 10:12:34 AM

Kenny B: [i306.photobucket.com image 576x324]


basemetal: A better throw and that's a catch.


Malcolm_Sex: He had no business even being that close to making the catch. If it had been anyone else throwing it he wouldn't of caught half as much shiat as he did.



Exactly. Brady choked both Super Bowls away.

/He chokes on much more
//Giselle is the ultimate beard
 
2013-03-14 10:14:58 AM

teto85: The 2014 Niners-Broncos Super Bowl is just about academic

It'll turn out the same as the last time they met in the Superb Owl.

As a commentator said about that game "...it was not as close as the score would indicate..."
But Harbaugh is not as "nice" as Seifert.  He won't put the third string in to play the 4th quarter.

//CSB:  The wife of a friend of mine worked in the 49er front office at that time and after the receivers and qbs had watched game film of the Broncos on the Tuesday after the NFC Championship game she heard Montana and Rice talking to Seifert on the way out of the video room, saying "Can we play them tomorrow, Coach?"  "Do we have to wait two whole weeks?"    The Niners were ready.  Looking forward to more Superb Owls like XXIV from the '9ers.


Another CSB: Us seattle fans were freaking out about Carolina in the 2005 NFC Title game. Mike Holmgren came onto a radio show here and was taking questions. We wouldnt know until years later when the DJ was recollecting off the air that when he asked Mike about Carolina because he had about 106 concerns, Mike said "Mitch...ill say this once, and only once. Don't worry about Carolina. We got this. Cya at the Super Bowl."
 
2013-03-14 10:18:46 AM

count_chimpula: Pats went with Amendola for actually slightly less in guaranteed money, 5 years of control if he works out.


That Patriots haven't done anything in recent memory that has worked out.
 
2013-03-14 10:42:48 AM

IAmRight: Just keep telling yourselves that, Niners fans.


The Niners have been to the NFC championship and the Superbowl the last 2 years.  Why would it be silly to expect a similar result?

Cuz the butthawks got Harvin?  Please .... the league is going to be game-planning for their short ass QB this year.  They won't sneak past anybody now.
 
2013-03-14 10:47:06 AM

spiderpaz: Please .... the league is going to be game-planning for their short ass QB this year.  They won't sneak past anybody now.


D'awww, it's so cute how blind you are. Hope you enjoyed that view from the front, because you're about to get passed up.

/was a little early predicting it last year
//only a half-game off
///still, others were predicting the 'Hawks wouldn't even crack .500
 
2013-03-14 10:49:42 AM

Fade2black: It isn't hubris.  It isn't being a snob.  It's genuine excitement that for once in the past 20 year, we have a sports team in this town we can cheer and feel good about, with expectations that are through the roof.  That about sums it up.


The Seahawks were in the Super Bowl in 2006, but this is the first time in 20 years you guys have been excited about your team?
 
2013-03-14 11:02:02 AM

Fade2black: It isn't hubris. It isn't being a snob. It's genuine excitement that for once in the past 20 year, we have a sports team in this town we can cheer and feel good about, with expectations that are through the roof. That about sums it up.


Don't worry ... Pete Carol is going to fark you over like he did to my Trojans and leave just as the shiat hits the fan.
 
2013-03-14 11:02:17 AM

degenerate-afro: Fade2black: It isn't hubris.  It isn't being a snob.  It's genuine excitement that for once in the past 20 year, we have a sports team in this town we can cheer and feel good about, with expectations that are through the roof.  That about sums it up.

The Seahawks were in the Super Bowl in 2006, but this is the first time in 20 years you guys have been excited about your team?


I think there's a huge difference with the two, however. The current team; there's been a several-year buildup. Let's go to the point differential:

Last Holmgen year: -98
Mora year: -110 (bottomed out)
First Carroll year: -97 (but made the playoffs and beat the defending champs)
Second Carroll year: +6 (but the 49ers decided to stop sucking so no playoffs)
Third Carroll year: +167 (and that's with the offense not really doing anything for the first 1/3 of the season)

They're getting better as they get younger, and now they actually added a WR who can get open. They actually look like they have a future.

Those Seahawks were aging, and the prior years, they had the "we want the ball and we're going to score!" game, followed by losing to the f*cking Rams at home in the first round. So they were 0-2 in the playoffs heading into that season.

That Super Bowl year got exciting as the season went on, but there were never the expectations prior to the season, nor promises of a bright future like there are now.
 
2013-03-14 11:05:25 AM

spiderpaz: Don't worry ... Pete Carol is going to fark you over like he did to my Trojans and leave just as the shiat hits the fan.


Sucks how his era at USC led to the only successful era within the last 30 years and reestablishment of that program as a national power. What an asshole. He should've totally led investigations into everyone's personal lives and their family's lives.
 
2013-03-14 11:06:38 AM
Okay, I'm totally late to this party, but hot diggity-damn! I'm not sure what I'm more happy about: that the Broncos got Welker, or that the Patriots DON'T have Welker.

Manning could easily hit 5,000 yards and 45 TDs this season.

/go Broncos
 
2013-03-14 11:10:27 AM

Friction8r: There's a reason they play an entire season before the playoffs. And for you dumbass dolts with your phag Suberb Owl comments, Wolb em. My Broncos will represent, our water is better and our skies are blue. So screw you.


The bluest skies you've ever seen are in Seattle.
 
2013-03-14 11:15:26 AM

tnpir: Manning could easily hit 5,000 yards and 45 TDs this season.


And that's after curing cancer and single-handedly defeating North Korea!
 
2013-03-14 11:16:17 AM
The surest way to attract a bunch of Seahawk fans is to write a post or an article that mentions the Niners.  But not the other way around.  I wonder why it could be that the hawk fans have a stick up their ass so bad about the Niners, but the Niners fans couldn't care less about the hawks.  Go to any article on ESPN or wherever on the web about the Niners and you'll see it's true.  It's almost as bad as Bruins that go into rabid retard mode, spamming the comments section of any USC Football article.
 
2013-03-14 11:24:53 AM

spiderpaz: Go to any article on ESPN or wherever on the web about the Niners and you'll see it's true.


So your blindness/ignorance extends beyond football and onto the internet.
 
2013-03-14 11:26:27 AM

spiderpaz: The surest way to attract a bunch of Seahawk fans is to write a post or an article that mentions the Niners.  But not the other way around.  I wonder why it could be that the hawk fans have a stick up their ass so bad about the Niners, but the Niners fans couldn't care less about the hawks.  Go to any article on ESPN or wherever on the web about the Niners and you'll see it's true.  It's almost as bad as Bruins that go into rabid retard mode, spamming the comments section of any USC Football article.


Because ... 42-13.
 
2013-03-14 11:27:52 AM

IAmRight: spiderpaz: Go to any article on ESPN or wherever on the web about the Niners and you'll see it's true.

So your blindness/ignorance extends beyond football and onto the internet.


My father in law is one of those douche bags that hopped on the Seahawk band wagon when Carol went from SC to Seattle too ... so you're not alone in being an annoying little biatch.  Don't worry.
 
2013-03-14 11:30:23 AM

whizbangthedirtfarmer: Because ... 42-13.


Which team lost in the 2nd round this year and which team almost won the SuperBowl?  But yeah, the Niners are totally over-rated, uh huh.
 
2013-03-14 11:35:11 AM

spiderpaz: My father in law is one of those douche bags that hopped on the Seahawk band wagon when Carol went from SC to Seattle too ... so you're not alone in being an annoying little biatch.  Don't worry.


This totally negates the point that 49ers fans spew sh*t all the time in the comments sections of articles that are ACTUALLY about the Seahawks. This is about potential Super Bowl matchups, and only a fool would assume that the 49ers have it locked up. When was the last time the Super Bowl runner-up made the SB the next year?

Oh, the Bills.

I suppose if we can't win a SB, watching the 49ers become this generation's Bills would be hilarious.
 
2013-03-14 11:42:00 AM
The Seahawks went to a Super Bowl seven years ago, and lost. They also made it to a conference championship in 1983, and lost.

Top that, Niner fan.
 
2013-03-14 12:13:48 PM

LucklessWonder: Because big splashy off season moves always lead to playoff success, that's why the Redskins won all those Super Bowls in the 2000s...


So you're saying the players Denver is signing are over-the-hill scrubs waaaay past their primes?
 
2013-03-14 12:15:06 PM
libranoelrose: The Smails Kid: ITT: dumbasses who think that offseason signings mean more than in-season injuries.

/you too  Smittard
//film at 11

Alright. I'll go ahead and farky you with this thread number and give you your own easily distinguishable color.

Would you like to add anything more specific to your statement so I can call you a wizard if you are right come January?


50 bucks says he picks his nose.
 
2013-03-14 12:24:53 PM

FriarReb98: It's still a team led by a 37-year old Peyton Manning.  Don't care if he does have a ring, he's still not someone any team should trust to get them all the way, especially at 37.  There's a reason that there's an entire website dedicated to the faces he makes when he fails.


You are one fantastic idiot.

Honestly...you have a real gift.  We couldn't put 20 people in a room for hours and create the idiotic drivel that you so easily and effortlessly produce.  Seriously...your patently retarded shiat is so amazingly retarded that is circles the globe of retarded and comes back as brilliance.  Just amazing to observe.

Well done, you are truly one of the greats.
 
2013-03-14 12:27:44 PM

Mentat: Chiefs are making a run people.  49ers vs Chiefs.  The Alex Smith Bowl.  You heard it here first.


FYI - That store-brand sapho juice doesn't seem to be cutting it.
 
2013-03-14 12:29:36 PM

spiderpaz: Don't worry ... Pete Carol is going to fark you over like he did to my Trojans and leave just as the shiat hits the fan.



Two things:

1)  Your Trojans?  If they were YOUR Trojans, you would have remembered that his last name is spelled "Carroll".

2) Call me crazy, but don't NCAA football teams and NFL teams have different sets of rules/regulations placed on them?  Yes, yes?
 
2013-03-14 12:32:06 PM
No way Welker's receptions-to-drops ratio stays the same with Manning. Peyton will ship his arse to the Port-O-Let during practice.
 
2013-03-14 12:32:17 PM

The_Sponge: 2) Call me crazy, but don't NCAA football teams and NFL teams have different sets of rules/regulations placed on them?  Yes, yes?


Carroll's totally ditching when the Seahawks get sanctioned for letting people give players money.
 
2013-03-14 12:40:08 PM

IAmRight: The_Sponge: 2) Call me crazy, but don't NCAA football teams and NFL teams have different sets of rules/regulations placed on them?  Yes, yes?

Carroll's totally ditching when the Seahawks get sanctioned for letting people give players money.



Lulz.
 
2013-03-14 12:40:57 PM

IAmRight: The_Sponge: 2) Call me crazy, but don't NCAA football teams and NFL teams have different sets of rules/regulations placed on them?  Yes, yes?

Carroll's totally ditching when theseveral Seahawks get sanctionedsuspended for letting people give players moneytaking "Adderal".


There, I think that's what you're looking for.
 
2013-03-14 12:53:29 PM

JayCab: There, I think that's what you're looking for.


Let's see, the only time a player was suspended for that they went 4-0 and outscored their opponents 170-43. Clearly that's a huge problem. Fortunately, no other players in the league use PEDs.
 
2013-03-14 01:36:57 PM

spiderpaz: whizbangthedirtfarmer: Because ... 42-13.

Which team lost in the 2nd round this year and which team almost won the SuperBowl?  But yeah, the Niners are totally over-rated, uh huh.


You claim that 49ers fans don't care about Seattle.  I listed the reason why: the last time the two teams met, the 49ers looked like an overrated college team.  The previous time, they barely survived against a limited offensive playbook and several drops by Seattle (though that game always reminds me of when Lynch bowled Goldson over twice on the same play).  So, brag about the SB as much as you like, but you know, deep down, that if Seattle hadn't gone into goofy protect mode against the Falcons, the 49ers probably would have been slapped around again.
 
2013-03-14 01:44:50 PM

JayCab: There, I think that's what you're looking for.



U MAD BRO?
 
2013-03-14 01:57:29 PM

Pfighting Polish: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: People hate on the Broncos, because they're a successful team, but they forget that they've paid their dues.

As a Packer fan, you know darn well why I hate on the Broncos.  And yes, it was because they were "successful."

/I've never seen an entire state get as emotionally deflated as Wisconsin did after XXXII
//Favre to Jennings for 82 yards on the first play of overtime made up for it a little ... but a very small little


I dunno if it makes you feel any better, but I've never seen a single minute of either of Denver's Super Bowl wins. Both Sundays, I was called in to print a bonus section of the USAToday, and had to listen to the games on the radio, while working.

I also worked at the Saint Paul Pioneer Press for eight years, and of the 40 pressmen there, I'd say there were about 22 Vikings fans, maybe 15 Packers fans, and the rest of us heathens. The Packer fans weren't in the majority, but by god, you'd think they were. They gave the Vikings fans hell. You had to step lively on Packer-Viking game day, or you might end up with purple or green/gold ink in your hair, down your back or elsewhere. Packer fans are nuts! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0iqLhdInGrk
 
2013-03-14 01:58:00 PM

whizbangthedirtfarmer: the last time the two teams met, the 49ers looked like an overrated college team

lost a game that didn't matter and went on to secure the 2nd place spot in the NFC playoff bracket.

THAT is Seattle's biggest accomplishment in the 2012 season?  Any now you're just destined to win a SB because you won some regular season game that didn't mean anything and got passed your wild card opponent only to lose in the 2nd round?

Also ... they were getting manhandled by the falcons and wouldn't have even gotten into the lead if they (the falcons) hadn't gone into "goofy protect mode" as well.

We'll see in 6 months though, anything is possible.  Should be an interesting season, especially in the NFC West.  I know one thing though - if the Seahawks do end up being juggernauts and make it to the SB, you won't see 1 tenth as many Niner fans being biatchy little haters with nothing better to do than troll hawk articles and talk shiat.
 
2013-03-14 02:16:05 PM

spiderpaz: whizbangthedirtfarmer: the last time the two teams met, the 49ers looked like an overrated college team lost a game that didn't matter and went on to secure the 2nd place spot in the NFC playoff bracket.

THAT is Seattle's biggest accomplishment in the 2012 season?  Any now you're just destined to win a SB because you won some regular season game that didn't mean anything and got passed your wild card opponent only to lose in the 2nd round?

Also ... they were getting manhandled by the falcons and wouldn't have even gotten into the lead if they (the falcons) hadn't gone into "goofy protect mode" as well.

We'll see in 6 months though, anything is possible.  Should be an interesting season, especially in the NFC West.  I know one thing though - if the Seahawks do end up being juggernauts and make it to the SB, you won't see 1 tenth as many Niner fans being biatchy little haters with nothing better to do than troll hawk articles and talk shiat.


Ohhhh, I have doubts about that.  One look at the Seahawks Facebook page show that there's a mix of about 60% Hawks fans and about 40% 49ers fans.  I'll be sure to note, by the way, that is SF beats Seattle next year, to called it a "regular season game that didn't mean anything."  At the time, it meant quite a bit, and if the 49ers had lost to AZ, then Seattle would have tied for first place and gotten the bye.  But that doesn't mean anything.

As far as the Falcons game goes, you clearly didn't watch.  The Falcons stayed in press coverage and mostly man-to-man the entire game.  Carroll made the adjustments and Wilson tore them up, no matter what they tried.  They were a victim less of Atlanta, and more of their own poor start.
 
2013-03-14 02:16:51 PM
The Flaccoettes sure as hell aint repeating.
 
2013-03-14 02:37:12 PM

whizbangthedirtfarmer: spiderpaz: whizbangthedirtfarmer: the last time the two teams met, the 49ers looked like an overrated college team lost a game that didn't matter and went on to secure the 2nd place spot in the NFC playoff bracket.

THAT is Seattle's biggest accomplishment in the 2012 season?  Any now you're just destined to win a SB because you won some regular season game that didn't mean anything and got passed your wild card opponent only to lose in the 2nd round?

Also ... they were getting manhandled by the falcons and wouldn't have even gotten into the lead if they (the falcons) hadn't gone into "goofy protect mode" as well.

We'll see in 6 months though, anything is possible.  Should be an interesting season, especially in the NFC West.  I know one thing though - if the Seahawks do end up being juggernauts and make it to the SB, you won't see 1 tenth as many Niner fans being biatchy little haters with nothing better to do than troll hawk articles and talk shiat.

Ohhhh, I have doubts about that.  One look at the Seahawks Facebook page show that there's a mix of about 60% Hawks fans and about 40% 49ers fans.  I'll be sure to note, by the way, that is SF beats Seattle next year, to called it a "regular season game that didn't mean anything."  At the time, it meant quite a bit, and if the 49ers had lost to AZ, then Seattle would have tied for first place and gotten the bye.  But that doesn't mean anything.

As far as the Falcons game goes, you clearly didn't watch.  The Falcons stayed in press coverage and mostly man-to-man the entire game.  Carroll made the adjustments and Wilson tore them up, no matter what they tried.  They were a victim less of Atlanta, and more of their own poor start.


The same could be said about the Niners in the SB, only substituted Baltimore for Atlanta.  Regardless, the NFC West is gonna kick serious ass next year.  Should be fun.
 
2013-03-14 02:41:36 PM

whizbangthedirtfarmer: if the 49ers had lost to AZ


And if my aunt grew balls, she'd be my uncle. Both are equally likely.

whizbangthedirtfarmer: They were a victim less of Atlanta, and more of their own poor start


Ah, the old "they didn't beat us, we beat ourselves." Denial at its finest.
 
2013-03-14 02:59:06 PM

spiderpaz: The surest way to attract a bunch of Seahawk fans is to write a post or an article that mentions the Niners.  But not the other way around.  I wonder why it could be that the hawk fans have a stick up their ass so bad about the Niners, but the Niners fans couldn't care less about the hawks.  Go to any article on ESPN or wherever on the web about the Niners and you'll see it's true.  It's almost as bad as Bruins that go into rabid retard mode, spamming the comments section of any USC Football article.


No, it's not true.  Well, maybe before two years ago. Now you can 't get away form whiners fans.
 
2013-03-14 03:24:19 PM

SuperChuck: whizbangthedirtfarmer: if the 49ers had lost to AZ

And if my aunt grew balls, she'd be my uncle. Both are equally likely.

whizbangthedirtfarmer: They were a victim less of Atlanta, and more of their own poor start

Ah, the old "they didn't beat us, we beat ourselves." Denial at its finest.


I'm going to guess you didn't see either game.
 
2013-03-14 03:30:29 PM
UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: I dunno if it makes you feel any better, but I've never seen a single minute of either of Denver's Super Bowl wins. Both Sundays, I was called in to print a bonus section of the USAToday, and had to listen to the games on the radio, while working.

I also worked at the Saint Paul Pioneer Press for eight years, and of the 40 pressmen there, I'd say there were about 22 Vikings fans, maybe 15 Packers fans, and the rest of us heathens. The Packer fans weren't in the majority, but by god, you'd think they were. They gave the Vikings fans hell. You had to step lively on Packer-Viking game day, or you might end up with purple or green/gold ink in your hair, down your back or elsewhere. Packer fans are nuts! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0iqLhdInGrk


A fellow media guy myself, but I was in sports media, so watching was kind of my business. It's all good ... one Super Bowl win, on a day when our defense couldn't stop TD to save our lives, John Elway deserved it for his grit and Favre began to show his true colors (i.e. untimely interceptions, which were the real reason he only won one ring), is not enough to form a rivalry.  You guys were the better team.  It was just heartbreaking for those of us who were fans dating back to the days listening to the radio when games at County Stadium were blacked out in the 80's, given how the team had captivated the state for a few years up through that point.

My uncle was a priest in North Dakota for almost 50 years and became known as the "Packer priest" in the land of Viking fans for the assortment of Packers' items that dotted his yard and his living quarters, so I know all about the rivalry on that side.

Never was in-studio for anything too big sports-wise, but was the only guy in the building when  Columbia disintegrated.  One of those mornings that you know you have to take to the air to tell the story, but you never get over what's in the pit in your stomach.
 
2013-03-14 03:31:35 PM

whizbangthedirtfarmer: SuperChuck: whizbangthedirtfarmer: if the 49ers had lost to AZ

And if my aunt grew balls, she'd be my uncle. Both are equally likely.

whizbangthedirtfarmer: They were a victim less of Atlanta, and more of their own poor start

Ah, the old "they didn't beat us, we beat ourselves." Denial at its finest.

I'm going to guess you didn't see either game.


Are you implying the game where the 49ers were up 27-6 with 2 minutes to go was in doubt? Or are you saying that Atlanta played poorly in a game they led for all but 25 seconds?
 
2013-03-14 03:54:45 PM

Pfighting Polish: You guys were the better team.


Maybe, but we didn't know it at the time. Favre had his aura, and the Pack looked invincible. Plus, the Broncos were a wild-card team.

The USAToday shop that I was working in was in Marin County, California, so everyone there was a '49er fan. Everyone there was rooting for the Packers, just so they could see Denver take a beating again. I bet that if you asked them today, they'd say "Oh yeah, I remember that. I was rooting for the Broncos all the way!"

The next year, the Broncos dodged a bullet. The Vikings were the best team in the league, and maybe the best of all-time up till then. Then their previously perfect kicker failed, and we got to play the Falcons instead. I think the Vikings would have eaten us up.
 
2013-03-14 04:45:38 PM
Am I the only one that thinks the Pats were right to let him go?
 
2013-03-14 05:16:44 PM

whizbangthedirtfarmer: You claim that 49ers fans don't care about Seattle. I listed the reason why: the last time the two teams met, the 49ers looked like an overrated college team. The previous time, they barely survived against a limited offensive playbook and several drops by Seattle (though that game always reminds me of when Lynch bowled Goldson over twice on the same play). So, brag about the SB as much as you like, but you know, deep down, that if Seattle hadn't gone into goofy protect mode against the Falcons, the 49ers probably would have been slapped around again.


LOL. Seattle fans are funny. And pasty and stupid and ugly, but mostly funny.
 
2013-03-14 05:25:59 PM

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: The USAToday shop that I was working in was in Marin County, California, so everyone there was a '49er fan. Everyone there was rooting for the Packers, just so they could see Denver take a beating again. I bet that if you asked them today, they'd say "Oh yeah, I remember that. I was rooting for the Broncos all the way!"


Not a chance. 49ers fans felt about the Favre era Packers the same way we feel about any era Cowboys. We wanted them to go down, especially since we had just lost the NFCCG to them.
 
rka
2013-03-14 06:24:48 PM

Pfighting Polish: My uncle was a priest in North Dakota for almost 50 years and became known as the "Packer priest"


Rather unfortunate for a priest.

The nickname I mean, not that he lived in ND for 50 years.
 
2013-03-14 07:40:33 PM

Why Would I Read the Article: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: The USAToday shop that I was working in was in Marin County, California, so everyone there was a '49er fan. Everyone there was rooting for the Packers, just so they could see Denver take a beating again. I bet that if you asked them today, they'd say "Oh yeah, I remember that. I was rooting for the Broncos all the way!"

Not a chance. 49ers fans felt about the Favre era Packers the same way we feel about any era Cowboys. We wanted them to go down, especially since we had just lost the NFCCG to them.


I'm sure that many of them rooted for the Packers (or said they did) just to tweak my nose. There was more than a few there that I didn't get along with. I had a lot of issues with some of their work ethics. Still in all, Marin was a wonderful place. I love the Bay Area.

/Go A's!
 
2013-03-14 07:55:10 PM

Friction8r: There's a reason they play an entire season before the playoffs. And for you dumbass dolts with your phag Suberb Owl comments, Wolb em. My Broncos will represent, our water is better and our skies are blue. So screw you.


Blue skies? In Denver?

www.whale.to
 
2013-03-14 09:18:38 PM
Subby clearly misspelled "Seattle".
 
2013-03-15 12:00:59 AM

Wadded Beef: Dear Wes, please catch the ball late in the Super Bowl this time. Thanks in advance.

/WB


No one at work today was stoked about it.  They all mentioned the drop.  But I have faith in Elway, this problem will be overcome in Dove Valley!
 
2013-03-15 12:35:54 PM

whither_apophis: nvmac: The_Sponge: GAT_00: The 2014 NinersSeahawks-Broncos Super Bowl is just about academic

Now it is


Damn right.

LOL.

/that's hilarious
//everyone knows its going to be the Rams

It can't be Seahawks-Rams moran, they're both in the NFC.


Hey moron, didn't mean that.  I meant Rams-Broncos.  Rams INSTEAD of the Seahawks.

It was a joke.

It's going to be the niners.

/wake up, sheeple
 
2013-03-15 01:10:36 PM

nvmac: whither_apophis: nvmac: The_Sponge: GAT_00: The 2014 NinersSeahawks-Broncos Super Bowl is just about academic

Now it is


Damn right.

LOL.

/that's hilarious
//everyone knows its going to be the Rams

It can't be Seahawks-Rams moran, they're both in the NFC.

Hey moron, didn't mean that.  I meant Rams-Broncos.  Rams INSTEAD of the Seahawks.

It was a joke.

It's going to be the niners.

/wake up, sheeple


your joke detector needs to be reset to the original factory spec's
 
2013-03-15 03:24:39 PM

whither_apophis: nvmac: whither_apophis: nvmac: The_Sponge: GAT_00: The 2014 NinersSeahawks-Broncos Super Bowl is just about academic

Now it is


Damn right.

LOL.

/that's hilarious
//everyone knows its going to be the Rams

It can't be Seahawks-Rams moran, they're both in the NFC.

Hey moron, didn't mean that.  I meant Rams-Broncos.  Rams INSTEAD of the Seahawks.

It was a joke.

It's going to be the niners.

/wake up, sheeple

your joke detector needs to be reset to the original factory spec's


Obviously.  Everyone at work tells me that every day.  I was called "Mr. Personality" just today.

/maybe one day
 
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