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February 06, 2017

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Firsty McFirstface

First down!

Threadkiller

I think Gaga deserves some credit for making use of the non-selling clothes from the David Bowie estate sale.

Threadkiller

Happy Birthday JIB!

You fans can just suck it up.

Booing the Commish; downright deplorable.

Owners, advertisers; take note.

lyle

Happy B-day, Jack!

hrtshpdbox

Sixth (and last?) - shortest thread ever??

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ATL playcalling:

Shanahan fell for the same temptation as Pete Carroll did against the PATS.

Russ Wilson threw an interception from the one or two yardline trying to win the game. Running the ball was the better choice. But insiders from the SEA org said Carroll wanted Russ to get a Super Bowl MVP (plus they had paid him the monstro money.).

My theory: Shanahan wanted the NFL MVP to get the Super Bowl MVP too. So they kept trying to throw the football.

We'll never really know.

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How to light a federal judge's robes on fire:

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/article/2613988

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https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/02/06/executive-action-visarefugee-legal-briefs-to-be-considered-today-by-ninth-circuit-court-of-appeals/#more-128219

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Welcome to the party, Mr. Podhoretz:

""I think the media are in grave danger here of mishandling their responsibilities on an epic scale," said John Podhoretz, editor of Commentary magazine.

"The Trump administration is a target-rich environment for the media, but tone is everything," he says. "Mainstream reporters going on Twitter and becoming participants in the politico-culture war against him will discredit the efforts of their institutions and will end up preaching only to the anti-Trump converted."

http://www.vanityfair.com/news/2017/02/are-journalists-overreacting-to-donald-trump

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It hurts in more ways than one:

http://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2017/02/05/super-bowl-media-fail-god-election-night/

Thomas Collins

The Patriots stuffed the first run from the 22. Fumbles happen on runs, and holding penalties happen on runs. The second guessing and calling the Falcons chokers simply ignores the fact that the Patriots played an amazing fourth quarter and overtime.

Choking would have been the Atlanta coaches having 12 offensive players on the field, thus negating Julio Jones's catch.

Re wouldas and couldas: If Blount doesn't fumble in Falcons territory and Brady doesn't throw a pick six and Patriots don't give up a key 3rd and 10, halftime score could have been 10-10. I don't hear anyone saying the Pats choked the first half.

Thomas Collins

Re throwing into a crowd: Brady has thrown into crowds his whole career, and has been burned at times (such as the interception he threw in the end zone against Carolina, when the Pats were about to get at least a field goal). I think Brady's record over his 17 year career indicates that his success is not due to being lucky that other teams don't pick him off more when he throws into a crowd.

Did the Patriots choke when Peyton led Indy overcame a 21-3 deficit in the 2006 season AFC Championship Game? Not to my way of thinking. Colts played great in that game. Same thing with the Pats last night.

PD

"The Trump administration is a target-rich environment for the media, but tone is everything," he says. "Mainstream reporters going on Twitter and becoming participants in the politico-culture war against him will discredit the efforts of their institutions and will end up preaching only to the anti-Trump converted."

Podhoretz thinks it's just *tone*?

Tweeting lies, inaccuracies, and misrepresentations might also have something to do with loss of credibility. Dope.

"As Steve Hayes, new editor in chief of The Weekly Standard, says, there’s no doubt the press has an obligation “to call him on his dishonesty, both the casual and significant kinds. He lies about subjects big and small, meaningful and inconsequential.”

Hayes too ignores the elephant in the room.

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" I don't hear anyone saying the Pats choked the first half."

Ya, I wouldn't call ATL's performance a choke.

"Ya can't win a game before it's over."

ATL got outplayed.

My high school coach told us that after we blew a 30 point lead in the second half against a weaker arch-rival.

They underperformed and by the end of the game they'd been outperformed.

They got whipped in the second half.

ATL failed to "close." Young teams do that a lot. And it is the kiss of death in a Super Bowl.

The big lead caused ATL to let up. PATS made all their miscues in the first half and gave ATL 14 points.

But the ATL secondary was resorting to flagrant holds on PATS slippery receiving corps. It was just a matter of time.

ATL squandered a huge lead.

PATS were allowed to "hang around" so to speak because ATL *failed* to come out after half-time and put at least 3 points on the board.

Instead they went 3 and out.

A five to six minute drive would've been the closer. PATS had the ball on offense for 40 minutes total. ATL under 25.

Instead, their rode hard and put away wet defense, which had been sitting in the locker room for almost an hour, had to come back onto the field.

The ATL defense was gassed by mid-third quarter and James White proved it with his record-setting, some say SB MVP level, performance.

PATS offensive line adjusted to ATL DLine pressure. They didn't let ATL's Jarret set a Super Bowl record sacking Tom Brady.

A point of pride for OLinemen....if the piggies don't get their dander up, the QB fails.

Letting Jarrett set a SB record for sacks on their watch? Dander was UP.

Brady ended up throwing for 466 yards. OLine beat DLine in the trenches on-balance, despite ATL's DLine playing well a lot of the time.


ATL underperformed: they converted ONCE on third down out of 8. PATS were 50% on third down. NOLA was the top reg season converting team at 48%.

Here are some interesting stats: http://www.sportingnews.com/nfl/news/super-bowl-51-2017-score-mvp-highlights-stats/1q2ya5azlbi5y162wakk9gv96v

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"Podhoretz thinks it's just *tone*?"

Yes. And that to me says guys like him (and gals) are lost in the parlance game. He wants to get invited to cocktail parties.

When I hear the word "tone" it makes me want to upset the canape table and smash dishes. ;)

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"Hayes too ignores the elephant in the room."

Interested in your take on what the elephant is.

The Gipper Lives

You are a child of the universe,
no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you, the universe is sending Tom Brady to visit his friend President Trump in the White House.

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