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(ESPN)   Can the Patriots defeat the Ravens to win their first AFC championship in 4 years? Will the 49ers beat the Giants and cap off an amazing comeback season? It's the NFL Conference Championships thread, games at 3 PM on CBS, 6:30 PM on Fox   ( scores.espn.go.com) divider line
    More: Cool, AFC Championship Game, Ravens, Patriots, nyg, CBS, AFC, wild cards, Pro Bowl  
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2012-01-22 10:08:50 PM  
It would have been hilarious if that fumble got run for a TD by either team.
2012-01-22 10:08:57 PM  
2012-01-22 10:08:58 PM  
Ok, I've got about 20 minutes while they explain the new OT rules
2012-01-22 10:09:03 PM  
Overtime!! Now the rules. Should take 15-20 minutes. There will be a quiz.
2012-01-22 10:09:03 PM  
How about some overtime dog fort?
2012-01-22 10:09:04 PM  
2012-01-22 10:09:04 PM  
NSFW (new window)

Time for OT
2012-01-22 10:09:04 PM  
OVERT-Get Verizon Now!
2012-01-22 10:09:06 PM  
Over time, if you guess the coin flip correctly you win what's in the box!
2012-01-22 10:09:09 PM  
2012-01-22 10:09:11 PM  
Thanks, Ed.
2012-01-22 10:09:13 PM  
"That's the end of the 4th quarter"

Really? Is it now?
2012-01-22 10:09:17 PM  
2012-01-22 10:09:18 PM  
OT no me gusta
2012-01-22 10:09:21 PM  
I'm calling....

2012-01-22 10:09:22 PM  
Heads, it's always heads

/and we're gonna score
2012-01-22 10:09:22 PM  
Sweet Jesus, Buddha, Pope Ghandi.
What a day. Football. Just got the kid to bed 20 min ago, wife in the city for a few days, missed my pats game due to the Ma>NYC>MA drive today. Just now getting to this farking awesome contest. At least I can watch them tomorrow on DVR if I want, But It's not the same. I wouldn't trade the Patriots win for being able to watch live though.
AND, I get to Fark out with you for the last 12 seconds of the game that decides who the pat play....I think I wanna play the 49er's based on the three minutes of football I've seen today.

Anyone get hurt in this game yet? Anyone that matters?
2012-01-22 10:09:28 PM  
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2012-01-22 10:09:29 PM  

Xcott: RminusQ: godfarkingdammit lost my feed what the fark

Lost my TV signal! Oh wait, no I didn't, it's TV.

I'm watching a TV, and the local Fox channel is cutting to XFinity commercials every 2 minutes.
2012-01-22 10:09:38 PM  
These are excerpts from the official NFL rules for playoff overtime. Italics are mine. Rule (f) indicates that a play where the defense makes a turnover, then turns it back over to the offense would count as a possession for the defense. Rule (g) indicates that a muffed punt or a successful onside kick would count as the opportunity to possess for the non-kicking team.

Rule 16: Sudden-Death Procedures
Article 4. For postseason games, following a coin flip (Article 2 above) and an intermission of no more than three minutes after the end of the regular game, the following shall apply:

(a) Both teams must have the opportunity to possess the ball once during the extra period, unless the team that receives the opening kickoff (Team B) scores a touchdown on its initial possession, in which case it is the winner, or Team A scores a safety on Team B's initial possession, in which case Team A is the winner.

(b) If the team that possesses the ball first scores a field goal on its initial possession, the other team (Team A) shall have the opportunity to possess the ball. If Team A scores a touchdown on its possession, it is the winner. If the score is tied after Team A's possession, the team next scoring by any method shall be the winner.

(f) A player is in possession when he is in firm grip and control of the ball inbounds (3-2-7). The defense gains possession when it catches, intercepts, or recovers a loose ball.

(g) The opportunity to possess applies only during kicking plays. A kickoff is the opportunity to possess for the receiving team. If the kicking team legally recovers the kick, the receiving team is considered to have had its opportunity. A punt or field goal that crosses the line of scrimmage and is muffed by the receiving team is considered to be an opportunity to possess for the receiving team. Normal touching rules by the kicking team apply.

2012-01-22 10:09:38 PM  

DanZero: becksellent: seventypercent: Terry Bradshaw to midfield!

I know I'm an idiot, but sometimes when I see something about Bradshaw doing this or that on the field part of me goes "WTF, are we in a time warp or something?" Then I smack myself for being a moron.

/cool dumb story sis

It's ok fellow PIT fan

Heh, thanks Dan. :) After the depressing ending to last season, I went back and watched old-school Super Bowl highlights. It was awesome because a) I already knew the (favorable) outcome, so no pressure, and b) it was just cool watching those guys play, you know? I mean, I enjoy watching today's games, but it was really neat to see how different things were back in the day. :D
2012-01-22 10:09:39 PM  
I'm uncertain on the rules. Can someone post the Tebow-Big Ben explanation in this thread?
2012-01-22 10:09:41 PM  
Wish they could say "...because God knows they didn't explain it right the first time."
2012-01-22 10:09:48 PM  
No Tebow overtime. I want it to go 15 minutes.
2012-01-22 10:09:52 PM  
Now a dissertation from Guns on the new OT rules.
2012-01-22 10:09:54 PM  
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2012-01-22 10:09:56 PM  
Did Buck just have a stroke?

/he's dying to read another promo
2012-01-22 10:09:57 PM  
20 minute ref rant
2012-01-22 10:10:05 PM  
Hochules is going to take this to 10:30.
2012-01-22 10:10:09 PM  
God, these OT rules are just ridiculous.
2012-01-22 10:10:13 PM  
Does Fox think that having Mike P on all of the officiating calls will help increase viewership? I cringe when I hear his voice.
2012-01-22 10:10:15 PM  
Looks like Eli has had a bad day.
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Yes. First official GunShowN'Tell!
2012-01-22 10:10:21 PM  
Shut the f*ck up Ed.
2012-01-22 10:10:21 PM  
Anyone remember Captain Kirk explaining the card game to the rubes?

/wait, it's the third Tuesday
2012-01-22 10:10:26 PM  

dumbandilikeit: And we head to OT.

More Dog Fort?


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2012-01-22 10:10:28 PM  
2012-01-22 10:10:29 PM  
These rules are collectively known as the Brett Farve rule
2012-01-22 10:10:33 PM  
I want a safety to end the game with the 49ers winning without converting a 3rd down conversion.
2012-01-22 10:10:36 PM  
*Hochuli breaks coin*
2012-01-22 10:10:38 PM  
2012-01-22 10:10:39 PM  
This overtime explanation sponsored by Donovan McNabb.
2012-01-22 10:10:43 PM  
I love this explanation.
2012-01-22 10:10:45 PM  
Can someone please explain the Manning "dagron/dargon" thing to me please? I still don't understand it.
/please, be gentle!
2012-01-22 10:10:45 PM  
Crowd: "STFU"
2012-01-22 10:10:47 PM  
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2012-01-22 10:10:51 PM  
2012-01-22 10:10:53 PM  

etymxris: Kick the 80 yard FG.

That would be a hilarious way to end after the AFC game
2012-01-22 10:10:54 PM  
and now he starts reading from the great gatsby?
2012-01-22 10:10:55 PM  
I'm ok with being wrong
2012-01-22 10:10:58 PM  
Tails never fails!

Giants ball!
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