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2018-02-04 01:29:44 AM  
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Well, ladies and gentlemen (and mikaloyd), our day of reckoning has arrived... Super Bowl LII, featuring the defending World Champion New England Patriots battle the Philadelphia Eagles!

What did we do to deserve this? T_T

Before we try to figure out how many touchdowns NFL MVP Tom Brady is going to throw this year, let's take a look at how our other Playoff contenders stacked up this year, shall we?

Minnesota Vikings
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Jesus Christ, Minnesota. You followed up a "miraculous" Divisional Playoff win, a win that came via one of the ALL-TIME GREATEST PLAYS IN FOOTBALL HISTORY, with an absolute s**tshow in Philadelphia. You were only one game away from your 1st Super Bowl in 41 years, a Super Bowl being held in YOUR own stadium, no less, when you developed a sudden phobia of the Eagles' End Zone. A season on the highest of highs ended on the lowest of lows. In doing so, you have drawn the ire of every hotel in Minneapolis for the coming inundation of, not one, but TWO of professional sports' most obnoxious fan bases into the Twin Cities.

What. Have. You. Done? :-(

Hopefully, you can come back from this and be a better team next year. But, if your franchise's history has been any indication, you'll probably wind up 8-8 next fall.


Jacksonville Jaguars
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Mad respect, Jacksonville. After backing into an AFC South title at 10-6, you proved you belonged in the Playoffs with a convincing victory over the Bills, followed by winning an offensive shootout for the ages in Pittsburgh. Though midnight fell on your Cinderella story in New England, you took the bastardly Patriots to the limit, and earned the respect of football fans the nation over.

For your Herculean efforts this season, all I have to say is... The Bunny is pleased. :-)

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New Orleans Saints
Now, this is just my opinion, but...

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I think your defense needs a liiiiiittle work. :P


Pittsburgh Steelers
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I knew it. I f**king KNEW this would happen. I've complained about it, your actual fans complained about it, but you just wouldn't listen. You played DOWN to opponent.

Again.

In the f**king Divisional Round of the Playoffs.

And you f**king LOST to the Jacksonville Jaguars, 45-42.

AGAIN!

What, were you resting your entire defensive line for the Patriots? It wouldn't surprise me if you did. All season long, you seemed to focus on winning next week's game IN THE MIDDLE OF PLAYING THIS WEEK'S! While I'm glad to see you fired your now-ex-OC Todd Haley, I don't think that's going to be enough. If HC Mike Tomlin doesn't get his head out of his ass, and into the game, this s**t's just going to happen again next season. >:-(

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Tennessee Titans
I'm just gonna leave this here... >.>

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On behalf of Denver Broncos fans everywhere, I would like to thank the Tennessee Titans for ending Alex Smith's tenure in Kansas City with one of the most humiliating defeats of this Postseason. Down 21-3 at Halftime, you rallied back after QB Marcus Mariota scored one of the weirdest touchdowns I have ever seen in my life by completing a 6-yd TD pass... to HIMSELF!

Yeah. That's a thing that happened this year. o_o

Sure, you got your butts kicked in Foxborough the following week, but, hey, you guys etched yourselves into NFL Postseason lore. Ya' did good, Titans. Ya' did real good. :-)


Atlanta Falcons
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Carolina Panthers
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After choking away the NFC South title in Atlanta the previous week, you fell short in the Superdome during the Wild-Card Playoffs. Hopefully, your next team owner will be able to right the ship.

Y'know, unless it's P. Diddy. Then "Supercam" is getting traded away to make room for Colin Kaepernick. :/


Buffalo Bills
It took you 18 years to get back to the Postseason, just so you could lose to Jacksonville 10-3?!

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Put the lotion in the f**king basket, and get out of my sight. >:-(


Los Angeles Rams
I gotta hand it to you, L.A.; I did not expect you to do as well this year as you did. Coming off a disastrous 1st year back in the City of Angels, a season that saw Jeff Fisher get s**tcanned mid-season, you rallied back this year under new HC Sean McVay to win the NFC West title. As the regular season went on, we watched the crowd at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum slowly grow from a dozen or so "superfans" to an almost-packed house come your Wild-Card home stand against the Atlanta Falcons. With sophmore wunderkind QB Jared Goff growing into an ace at his position, and a revitalized defense under DC Wade Phillips chewing up offenses left and right, you were poised to be a "dark horse" in the NFC Playoffs...

Only to watch you blow it in amazingly boring fashion, 26-13, to the Atlanta f**king Falcons.

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I kinda wanted to see you guys do well, but, after finding out your owner, Stan Kroenke, drove a man to suicide in Texas (I'm not kidding, guys. He drove a man to kill himself over imminent f**king domain.), I'm actually fine with this.

Seriously. What the f**k is that man's problem. >:-(


Kansas City Chiefs
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I TOLD YOU! I TOLD YOU THEY'D BLOW IT! XD

My accuracy for predicting winners in the Regular Season might be pathetic, but I KNOW the AFC West. To this commentator, the Chiefs blowing a 21-3 lead over the Titans wasn't shocking in the least. Hysterical. Yes. Shocking? No.

I know everyone's piling on Andy Reid for their latest Playoff debacle, but, honestly, it's not his fault. Schottenheimer, Vermeil, Reid... hell, they could have Zombie Vince Lombardi as their HC... the Kansas City Chiefs are f**king CURSED in the Postseason. The Goddamn Cleveland Browns have a better chance than you at winning another Playoff game! Suit up Tom Brady & the Patriots in the red & white, move the whole franchise to KC, and have Bob Kraft buy the refs new houses, if you want. They. Will. Never. Win. Playoff. Games.

I hate to say I told you so, but...

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Have fun in DC, Alex! :D

Now, with that out of the way, let's call up our bookies and see if some of us can afford to add an in-ground swimming pool in our backyards come summer. For the last time this season, it's time for Captain Steroid's...

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I'm really sorry, Eagles fans, but between a shady ref, half the team reportedly having the flu, and Brady winning his 3rd NFL MVP award Saturday night, I'm not feeling it for you guys. I really hope I'm wrong about this one, but, I don't think I am. :-(

Eagles will win the Super Bowl when Hell Freezes Over! Team Brady gets its sixth!

That's my pick for today. Use it if you want, but don't blame me if you get it wrong.

Good luck, FARKers! :-)
 
2018-02-04 08:04:39 AM  
I'm a football fan, so today is like my Super Bowl.
 
2018-02-04 08:11:43 AM  
I gotta favor the Pats as well.

Don Henley never did look like he could take a hit out of the pocket.

Plus, I saw the rest of the Eagles leaving in a hurry.  Something about some kind of urgent business in Mordor.
IDK you guys, it sounds pretty serious!
 
2018-02-04 08:20:29 AM  
I'm not watching.
 
2018-02-04 08:26:37 AM  
I can't stand the Pats... but I have a feeling this is going to be similar to the Super Bowls I grew up watching... boring blowouts.  Everyone loves to pick within 3-7 points because why not.

Pats 55 - Eagles 6
 
2018-02-04 08:44:33 AM  
I'm so edgy I only watch the Super Bowl for the football.

/my lit is swole
 
2018-02-04 08:52:47 AM  
Today, I will be an extremely happy girl if the Eagles win this game. I'm making my husband eat cheesesteaks (mine is cheese "steak") to celebrate my heart-home and my team.  fark the Patriots. It's time for Philadelphia to win this! (I'm genuinely excited.)
 
2018-02-04 09:23:57 AM  
Helpful pic of what a superb bowl might look like:
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What? It's supposed to be an owl, you say?  No, it's the pro team, not Temple. Christ, some people gotta correct me on everything!
 
2018-02-04 09:25:51 AM  

BalugaJoe: I'm not watching.


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2018-02-04 09:29:09 AM  
Enjoy it Pats fans.

Once B&B leave, you go back to being the Cleveland Browns of New England.
 
2018-02-04 09:56:42 AM  
Go Iggles. I'd like to see someone else win.
 
2018-02-04 09:59:19 AM  
Philly sucks.
 
2018-02-04 10:01:18 AM  
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Can't imagine pulling for the Eagles. I might support a stadium collapse.
 
2018-02-04 10:04:22 AM  
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/Go Pats
 
2018-02-04 10:17:04 AM  
We have this joke (the FWC people know about it) that I am not allowed to wear anything that jinxes anyone I like the day they wrestle/play. My husband says I kill careers based on my wrestling shirts, so I am not even touching any of my Eagles stuff today. I was putting away laundry and had him fold and put my Carson Wentz shirt (see? SEE?) in the drawer, and made him take my hat (which I have worn for years) and put it in a corner of the closet so I don't jinx this with my weird bad luck for things I love. (He bought me a Flyers shirt when we were first dating and I'm not allowed to wear it much at all, not that the Flyers ever do well)

I will be a happy girl to see my true hometown win. Nobody will know why I am running through the streets of CT naked and rioting if they pull this off. They didn't even grease the poles around here. :)
 
2018-02-04 10:23:08 AM  
Leaders in the playoff challenge
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2018-02-04 10:29:33 AM  
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Welp...here it is. I'm forcing myself not to get too worked up, because (a) feel like I've been on the edge of that-which-shall-not-be-named, and (b) the Eagles are not pushovers, no matter who is feeling up the center. Reception will be spotty at the party (for no real good reason; that town's just not good for Verizon) but I'll try to keep in touch!
 
2018-02-04 10:58:11 AM  
Welcome to the (first) SB discussion thread. If/when we need to launch a new thread, we'll let everyone know here and give the link to the new thread.

Also, to keep things focused on the actual game in this thread, we have two other threads scheduled: a 
SB commercials thread (goes live at 5:30pm ET) and the SB Halftime Show thread (goes live at 8pm ET-ish)

And if you just need a break (or everything gets really boring for whatever reason, there's always the Puppy Bowl thread (goes live at 2:30pm ET).
 
2018-02-04 11:03:46 AM  
I don't get off work until 6:30 so by the time I get home I'll have missed half the game. Sure, I don't have a dog in this fight but I still watch the game but not just for it but also for the commercials and half time show
 
2018-02-04 11:05:13 AM  
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2018-02-04 11:14:24 AM  
Go Eagles.

-nearly everyone not in metro Boston
 
2018-02-04 11:14:43 AM  

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No, cat. This time we want not Brady to win.  :)
 
2018-02-04 11:19:17 AM  
Well, no one coming over and I got nowhere to go.  Just going to run out and pick up some rum.  And chill here with you guys.
 
2018-02-04 11:23:03 AM  

Grand_Moff_Joseph: Go Eagles.

-nearly everyone not in metro Boston


Well everyone in the Boston Metro and the NFC East

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2018-02-04 11:34:26 AM  

serpent_sky: We have this joke (the FWC people know about it) that I am not allowed to wear anything that jinxes anyone I like the day they wrestle/play. My husband says I kill careers based on my wrestling shirts, so I am not even touching any of my Eagles stuff today. I was putting away laundry and had him fold and put my Carson Wentz shirt (see? SEE?) in the drawer, and made him take my hat (which I have worn for years) and put it in a corner of the closet so I don't jinx this with my weird bad luck for things I love. (He bought me a Flyers shirt when we were first dating and I'm not allowed to wear it much at all, not that the Flyers ever do well)

I will be a happy girl to see my true hometown win. Nobody will know why I am running through the streets of CT naked and rioting if they pull this off. They didn't even grease the poles around here. :)


Yet another reason to root for the Iggles.
/Pics/video or it didn't happen
 
2018-02-04 11:47:39 AM  
Superbowl
Superb Owl
'Sup Erb Owl?
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2018-02-04 11:52:28 AM  
Going up to Tahoe today to do some drone flying and video creation this afteroon from the footage.  There is this sweet long pier I want to flow and low over as it moves out into the Lake and a nice old group of cabins that were abandoned a long time ago.  A nice walking path goes through all of it.  I'll be back in time, but just to watch the thread.  No dog in this fight, not even a neighbor dog or that nice dog that lives down the street or the dog around the corner that just sits there are watches when you walk by.  I'd root for those dogs.  In this contest, we have the greyhound vs. the spastic mutt that poops and then sits in it.

\go spastic mutt
\\we're all counting on you
 
2018-02-04 11:57:37 AM  
And now, for your pre-game entertainment!

Don't Hug me I'm Scared
Youtube 9C_HReR_McQ
 
2018-02-04 11:59:41 AM  

nvmac: Going up to Tahoe today to do some drone flying and video creation this afteroon from the footage.  There is this sweet long pier I want to flow and low over as it moves out into the Lake and a nice old group of cabins that were abandoned a long time ago.


When you hear the strange noises, or think you see something moving in the bushes, run away as fast as you can! :P
 
2018-02-04 12:02:28 PM  

Captain Steroid: nvmac: Going up to Tahoe today to do some drone flying and video creation this afteroon from the footage.  There is this sweet long pier I want to flow and low over as it moves out into the Lake and a nice old group of cabins that were abandoned a long time ago.

When you hear the strange noises, or think you see something moving in the bushes, run away as fast as you can! :P


It's probably just one of the bums that lives under the cabins.  They aren't aggressive, you just make a lot of noise and wave your arms and they run back to their dens.

\bum den
\\doesn't sound like what I intended
 
2018-02-04 12:12:58 PM  
Wizard Time.

Patriots - 31
Eagles - 14

Foles wins the Superbowl Jake award

/aslo, fark the eagles
 
2018-02-04 12:26:27 PM  
I can't root for anyone, I just can't. First time in my life and it feels so weird.

I hate the Eagles.
If the Patriots win they will tie my Steelers for Super Bowl wins.

*throws hands in the air*
 
2018-02-04 12:28:12 PM  
Oh, and I'll see you all next season, football friends! I love you guys and gals.
 
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2018-02-04 12:35:50 PM  

lindalouwho: Oh, and I'll see you all next season, football friends! I love you guys and gals.


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2018-02-04 12:50:17 PM  
Go Eagrits...I guess.
 
2018-02-04 12:51:24 PM  
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2018-02-04 12:51:54 PM  
Today is the day.
 
2018-02-04 12:53:15 PM  
A reminder of our Fark Football Playoff Prediction Standings are below.  As to who wins, well, it's down to two people, myself and TheManofPA.  If the Patriots win, I win.  If the Eagles win, TheManofPA wins.  Simple as that.

When the predictions were made before the first playoff game four weeks ago, no one predicted an Eagles/Patriots Owl.  22% of participants, however, did pick the Patriots to win the Owl (myself, FriarReb98, jaylectricity, and Unbridled Apathy).  TheManofPA was the only person to pick the Eagles.

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2018-02-04 12:54:52 PM  

Moderator: Welcome to the (first) SB discussion thread. If/when we need to launch a new thread, we'll let everyone know here and give the link to the new thread.

Also, to keep things focused on the actual game in this thread, we have two other threads scheduled: a 
SB commercials thread (goes live at 5:30pm ET) and the SB Halftime Show thread (goes live at 8pm ET-ish)

And if you just need a break (or everything gets really boring for whatever reason, there's always the Puppy Bowl thread (goes live at 2:30pm ET).


Good to see you're planning ahead.  However, I'm pretty sure we'll end up discussing commercials and halftime in this thread as well.  It's just what us Fark Football Reprobates do anyway during games.
 
2018-02-04 12:56:12 PM  

Fat Old Broad: Go Eagrits...I guess.


I take it back.  Felt dirty the minute I posted it.  lol

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2018-02-04 12:59:10 PM  

ariseatex: Moderator: Welcome to the (first) SB discussion thread. If/when we need to launch a new thread, we'll let everyone know here and give the link to the new thread.

Also, to keep things focused on the actual game in this thread, we have two other threads scheduled: a 
SB commercials thread (goes live at 5:30pm ET) and the SB Halftime Show thread (goes live at 8pm ET-ish)

And if you just need a break (or everything gets really boring for whatever reason, there's always the Puppy Bowl thread (goes live at 2:30pm ET).

Good to see you're planning ahead.  However, I'm pretty sure we'll end up discussing commercials and halftime in this thread as well.  It's just what us Fark Football Reprobates do anyway during games.


Dilly Dilly!
 
2018-02-04 01:04:41 PM  

ariseatex: A reminder of our Fark Football Playoff Prediction Standings are below.  As to who wins, well, it's down to two people, myself and TheManofPA.  If the Patriots win, I win.  If the Eagles win, TheManofPA wins.  Simple as that.

When the predictions were made before the first playoff game four weeks ago, no one predicted an Eagles/Patriots Owl.  22% of participants, however, did pick the Patriots to win the Owl (myself, FriarReb98, jaylectricity, and Unbridled Apathy).  TheManofPA was the only person to pick the Eagles.

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So I could conceivably come in second on one of these things? Seriously, that never happens. I usually fall flat on my face with these things.
 
2018-02-04 01:08:10 PM  

FriarReb98: So I could conceivably come in second on one of these things? Seriously, that never happens. I usually fall flat on my face with these things.


If you're willing to be tied at second place with jaylectricity, then yes.  If you want to break the second-place tie, you figure out your own way of doing that.  I suggest a cage match.
 
2018-02-04 01:11:49 PM  

ariseatex: FriarReb98: So I could conceivably come in second on one of these things? Seriously, that never happens. I usually fall flat on my face with these things.

If you're willing to be tied at second place with jaylectricity, then yes.  If you want to break the second-place tie, you figure out your own way of doing that.  I suggest a cage match.


Chowdah cookoff?

\just kidding, I suck at making chowder
\\just can't get the stock right
 
2018-02-04 01:12:48 PM  

ariseatex: Good to see you're planning ahead.  However, I'm pretty sure we'll end up discussing commercials and halftime in this thread as well.  It's just what us Fark Football Reprobates do anyway during games.


Those other threads are more for the commercial and halftime folks that don't really care about the actual game.This is the "main" thread, so to speak.

And the Puppy Bowl is, well ... it's the Puppy Bowl! It needs no reason.
 
2018-02-04 01:20:20 PM  
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/my reaction to this Superb Owl
//yes, you can meme-ify me for future NFL threads too
///Pie Jesu domine, dona eis requirem
//or the loose translation, "Jesus Christ, make it stop!"
/Giant Meteor for Superb Owl LII Halftime Show
 
2018-02-04 01:24:56 PM  
If you're joining us today but not typically a football fan, welcome!  This helpful guide may help you fit in.

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2018-02-04 01:27:53 PM  

lindalouwho: I can't root for anyone, I just can't. First time in my life and it feels so weird.

I hate the Eagles.
If the Patriots win they will tie my Steelers for Super Bowl wins.

*throws hands in the air*


I think I've got a solution for you:

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2018-02-04 01:28:28 PM  
Did any of the rest of the Football Farkers celebrate 1-31?

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