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(ESPN)   Peyton Manning's passing yardage record will stand after Elias Sports Bureau does some forward thinking   (espn.go.com) divider line 10
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2014-01-01 09:04:36 AM  
4 votes:
This has been Goodell MO from day one: "Never let facts get in the way of the story I'm trying to sell."
2014-01-01 09:38:02 AM  
3 votes:
Go Broncos.
rka
2014-01-01 04:41:14 PM  
2 votes:

DemoKnite: Funny thing is, they will opine on on about how they dont care about the record and "as long as we win football games" etc,


Who will opine? Manning? Elway? Fox?

Every says the correct thing to the media because if they don't the handwringing starts in the papers and then trickles down to dipshiats posting on forums like Fark.

But as long as you can win the football game AND get the record? Why the hell wouldn't you?
2014-01-01 09:06:04 AM  
2 votes:
Cooler heads finally prevail.  They came to the same conclusion sane people did:  if you have review one pass play, then you have to review them all.  Are you going to look at all that game film and re-examine every single spot of the football?  Just go with the on the field call and leave it at that.
2014-01-01 03:09:50 PM  
1 votes:
I like heroic narratives more than pedantic nerdism in my entertainment.
2014-01-01 01:20:10 PM  
1 votes:

NewWorldDan: I think Peyton is more proud of the scoring record, but still, here are the next 6 great offenses.  What do they have in common?  None of them won the Super Bowl.  The '99 Rams being the only top 10 offense to win it all.  Offense wins games, defense wins championships.

589 - New England, 2007
560 - Green Bay, 2011
556 - Minnesota, 1998
547 - New Orleans 2011
541 - Washington, 1983
540 - St. Louis, 2000


I think the issue is that a good defense is more reliable game in and game out than a powerful offense. However, I certainly wouldn't count someone out because they have the highest scoring offense....ever. That would be quite silly.
2014-01-01 11:56:14 AM  
1 votes:

Shoop008: I don't have a problem with Peyton keeping the record. If it had been the last play of the game, maybe I would feel differently. He broke the record in the first half and then didn't play the rest of the game. If he had not broken it, I'm sure he would have went out there for one series in the second half and broke it anyway.


But the same couldn't be said for Brees, previously?
2014-01-01 11:49:08 AM  
1 votes:

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: They'd have to look at each of Brees's passes and no one wanted to do that.


They already did that.
2014-01-01 11:48:03 AM  
1 votes:

JJRRutgers: Cooler heads finally prevail.  They came to the same conclusion sane people did:  if you have review one pass play, then you have to review them all.  Are you going to look at all that game film and re-examine every single spot of the football?  Just go with the on the field call and leave it at that.


Actually, this is the opposite of that. Elias already reviews every play. This one, though, they decided NOT to review.
2014-01-01 09:41:56 AM  
1 votes:
Winning the Superbowl is the only stat that matters.
 
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