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NFL CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES LIVE THREAD
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Posted on 01/18/2009 9:09:11 AM PST by mainepatsfan

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KEYWORDS: cardinals; eagles; football; livethread; nfl; playoffs; ravens; steelers
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Now that the Cardinals have FINALLY made it to a conference championship game obviously with a win today they'll be making their first trip to the Super Bowl. In addition to the Cardinals the Browns, Texans, Jaguars, Lions, and Saints have never played in the big game. Of these other five teams which one do you folks believe are the closest to breaking through that Super Bowl celing?
1 posted on 01/18/2009 9:09:11 AM PST by mainepatsfan
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2 posted on 01/18/2009 9:09:57 AM PST by mainepatsfan
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To: mainepatsfan

I dunno exactly why, but I think the Houston Texans will be in the playoffs next year and make it to the AFC Championship game before the others.


3 posted on 01/18/2009 9:14:39 AM PST by Pharmboy (BHO: making death and taxes yet MORE certain...)
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To: mainepatsfan
Of these other five teams which one do you folks believe are the closest to breaking through that Super Bowl celing?

Hmmmm.....The Lions?
4 posted on 01/18/2009 9:16:34 AM PST by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul Congress! It's the sensible solution to restore Command to the People.)
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To: Pharmboy

If the Saints can improve their defense they might get back into the hunt.


5 posted on 01/18/2009 9:17:07 AM PST by mainepatsfan
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To: mainepatsfan

E-A-G-L-E-S...............................


6 posted on 01/18/2009 9:17:30 AM PST by philly-d-kidder (May God Bless America and ALL Freepers! and President George W Bush and His extended family)
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To: mainepatsfan

Present!


7 posted on 01/18/2009 9:18:20 AM PST by Dysart (Socialism=Vomit Carnage)
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To: BIGLOOK

A GOP Presidential candidate will carry Michigan before the Lions play in the Super Bowl.


8 posted on 01/18/2009 9:19:20 AM PST by mainepatsfan
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To: mainepatsfan

Go Cards! Go Steelers!


9 posted on 01/18/2009 9:20:38 AM PST by rintense (Go Israel!)
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To: philly-d-kidder

It’s interesting that the ‘85 Patriots were the only team to win three road games to reach the Super Bowl until the Steelers did it in 2005. The Giants of course did the same thing last year and the Eagles are one win away from accomplishing the same thing again this year. What the heck happened to home field advantage??


10 posted on 01/18/2009 9:21:24 AM PST by mainepatsfan
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To: mainepatsfan; Allegra

Houston texans are next to the dance


11 posted on 01/18/2009 9:22:06 AM PST by philly-d-kidder (May God Bless America and ALL Freepers! and President George W Bush and His extended family)
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To: mainepatsfan

Thanks!!!

Brain is winning out over heart this week I’m afraid......

IGGLES 31 CARDINALS 24
RAVENS 6 STILLERS 17


12 posted on 01/18/2009 9:22:09 AM PST by cleveland gop (Jack Bauer is back!!! Are you in a FLANK 2 position???)
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To: rintense

All week I’ve been hearing that NBC wants an all Pennsylvania Super Bowl....so that tells me it’s not going to happen.


13 posted on 01/18/2009 9:22:20 AM PST by mainepatsfan
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To: Pharmboy

I see where the Giants are after one Dom Capers to replace Spags. That would be an excellent move.


14 posted on 01/18/2009 9:23:36 AM PST by Dysart (Socialism=Vomit Carnage)
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To: mainepatsfan

hahahah i am not complaining!!! hahahahahahahaha


15 posted on 01/18/2009 9:23:46 AM PST by philly-d-kidder (May God Bless America and ALL Freepers! and President George W Bush and His extended family)
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To: philly-d-kidder
Houston texans are next to the dance

That'd really make the folks in Detroit happy. /s

16 posted on 01/18/2009 9:24:05 AM PST by mainepatsfan
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To: mainepatsfan
Of these other five teams which one do you folks believe are the closest to breaking through that Super Bowl celing?

My uneducated opinion, listed in order of closest to you gotta' be kidding me:

Saints
Browns
Texans
Jaguars
Lions

17 posted on 01/18/2009 9:25:13 AM PST by JustaCowgirl (I can support a person I don't always agree with. What I can never support is a person I don't trust)
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To: rintense

I want the Steelers to take it all, but want to see the Cards STOMP the “Iggles” and watch the latters homothug fans cry in their Keystones.


18 posted on 01/18/2009 9:26:33 AM PST by Clemenza (Red is the Color of Virility, Blue is the Color of Impotence)
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To: mainepatsfan

Saints, when their defense improves.....

Browns, never. At least not until that team plays in front of an empty stadium for 3 years, to match the 3 years there was no football in this city.


19 posted on 01/18/2009 9:27:21 AM PST by cleveland gop (Jack Bauer is back!!! Are you in a FLANK 2 position???)
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To: mainepatsfan; All

I think the Cardinals have a good shot.. Has any team not played in the NFC Championship game since the merger???


20 posted on 01/18/2009 9:27:34 AM PST by KevinDavis (Thomas Jefferson: A little rebellion now and then is a good thing)
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To: mainepatsfan

Bump for the Cards to finally knock off the Steelers (just kidding, this isn’t Bizarro World.)


21 posted on 01/18/2009 9:28:01 AM PST by mnehring
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To: philly-d-kidder

Historically the home field advantage has meant the least in this round of the playoffs. I think it’s simply because the road team that gets this far is usually pretty damn good on the road to begin with.


22 posted on 01/18/2009 9:29:10 AM PST by mainepatsfan
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To: mainepatsfan
The NFL has absolutely no respect for the fans who come to see these games live and little more for those of us who have to watch on television. That the Pittsburgh game, which could have been played in sunshine, or daylight at least, will be played at night when it is 20 degrees colder is obscene. It's 12:30 here on the east coast, and my body is ready for football to start a half hour from now. Are there really going to be enough more people who are going to watch at these unusual hours to disrupt the body rhythms of loyal fans?

ML/NJ

23 posted on 01/18/2009 9:31:10 AM PST by ml/nj
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To: mainepatsfan

24 posted on 01/18/2009 9:31:30 AM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (The Libertarian and Constitution Parties should merge into one)
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To: KevinDavis
I think the Cardinals have a good shot.. Has any team not played in the NFC Championship game since the merger???

The only one not to have made it one yet are the expansion Texans. Yes the Lions have actually been to one.

25 posted on 01/18/2009 9:31:39 AM PST by mainepatsfan
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To: ml/nj

I had to sit through sub arctic temperatures a few years ago in the TEN-NE divisonal playoff game. It was also at night.


26 posted on 01/18/2009 9:32:45 AM PST by mainepatsfan
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To: mainepatsfan

Cold and snowy here in Pittsburgh today. Its supposed to be around 20 degrees w/light snow (one to three more inches expected). Wind shouldn’t be an issue. Just thought I would share...

Terrible Towels are currently at rest and ready to strike.


27 posted on 01/18/2009 9:32:47 AM PST by PennsylvaniaMom (PA is a banana republic without the great weather to actually grow bananas.)
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To: mainepatsfan; All

You mean the kittens.. They don’t deserve the name Lions..


28 posted on 01/18/2009 9:34:26 AM PST by KevinDavis (Thomas Jefferson: A little rebellion now and then is a good thing)
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To: Pharmboy; philly-d-kidder
I dunno exactly why, but I think the Houston Texans will be in the playoffs next year and make it to the AFC Championship game before the others.

I LIKE the way you think. :-D

29 posted on 01/18/2009 9:34:57 AM PST by Allegra ( I've decided that being in a state of denial for the next 72 hours will be good for my health.)
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To: mainepatsfan; Bender2; cleveland gop
Ok, we have two potentially enjoyable matches today:

Vs Vs

Lace 'em up boys!

30 posted on 01/18/2009 9:35:01 AM PST by big'ol_freeper (He will never be my president)
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To: cleveland gop

I can still remember as a ten year old kid watching the 1986 AFC title game and Cleveland downing the ball on the Denver two yard line my father telling me “that’s the ball game.” I still poke him about that.


31 posted on 01/18/2009 9:35:45 AM PST by mainepatsfan
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To: big'ol_freeper; All

Go Buzzards!!! Go Stools!!!!


32 posted on 01/18/2009 9:36:16 AM PST by KevinDavis (Thomas Jefferson: A little rebellion now and then is a good thing)
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To: PennsylvaniaMom

I don’t think weather was going to be much of an advantage for either team.


33 posted on 01/18/2009 9:36:44 AM PST by mainepatsfan
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To: KevinDavis

Same sentiment here!! And that ain’t no sh..!


34 posted on 01/18/2009 9:37:22 AM PST by big'ol_freeper (He will never be my president)
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To: rintense
palin#5 As I said on an earlier thread; I know I will never be able to convince neutral-town conservative NFL fans to back the Eagles over the Cards. But ain't this picture a gem for us Eagle Fans. GO EAGLES!
35 posted on 01/18/2009 9:39:24 AM PST by 07Jack
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To: ml/nj

Really, here in the Burgh, those who are lucky enough to have game tix don’t really care about the elements. I have sat out thru worse @both the Ketchup Bottle and old 3Rivers...and we yunzers just consider it ‘atmosphere.’


36 posted on 01/18/2009 9:41:47 AM PST by PennsylvaniaMom (PA is a banana republic without the great weather to actually grow bananas.)
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To: mainepatsfan

We all said it at that moment the ball was touched at the 2.

I was 20, and at that second I think I was jumping up and down in celebration, like a 2 year old on Christmas morning.......

Then Marty Schottenheimer called for the damn PREVENT DEFENSE, and the rest is history.


37 posted on 01/18/2009 9:43:23 AM PST by cleveland gop (Jack Bauer is back!!! Are you in a FLANK 2 position???)
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To: Allegra

Hey...after viewing your home page, I will now ROOT for your beloved Texans (as a Giants fan, I have NO PROBLEM pulling for an AFC team)! Thanks for your patriotic service...stay safe.


38 posted on 01/18/2009 9:45:18 AM PST by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must...)
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To: mainepatsfan; xsmommy; SoothingDave; prisoner6

39 posted on 01/18/2009 9:45:48 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Clemenza

“Keystones”

If your refering to Beer, most of us prefer Yuengling over Keystone.
GO BIRDS!
E-A-G-L-E-S
EAGLES!


40 posted on 01/18/2009 9:46:09 AM PST by 07Jack
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To: PennsylvaniaMom

I don’t understand the scheduling. You have the game in the West , played indoors in a balmy climate in the afternoon, then you have the game in the East, played outdoors at night in a frigid climate. I’m sorry, seems backward in every regard. I know a small, vocal faction will say, “it’s supposed to be icy, yadayada.” But the NFL gave up on that concept from Superbowl I, when they scheduled it in warm cities or domed stadiums ever since. And so did every college bowl game from Rose Bowl I.


41 posted on 01/18/2009 9:46:47 AM PST by gusopol3
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To: mainepatsfan

Baltimore shouldn’t be at a too mush of a snow/cold disadvantage...but figure in crowd noise (and the HF open end wind patterns) and there is a definite home field advantage.

:)


42 posted on 01/18/2009 9:47:26 AM PST by PennsylvaniaMom (PA is a banana republic without the great weather to actually grow bananas.)
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To: cleveland gop

The 3rd and 18 completion to Jackson was the killer.


43 posted on 01/18/2009 9:48:57 AM PST by mainepatsfan
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To: mainepatsfan
Abbeville Conservative reporting in for the Ravens. I don't expect us to win today as we are a banged up and worn out team BUT that's why they play the games.

GO RAVENS!!!


44 posted on 01/18/2009 9:49:07 AM PST by Abbeville Conservative (Sarah Palin is the best medicine for the Rino Virus.)
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To: gusopol3

What happens is the later game is worth more money to the networks because it goes into prime time. So Fox and CBS rotate each year on who gets the later conference championship game.


45 posted on 01/18/2009 9:50:08 AM PST by mainepatsfan
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To: 07Jack

Looking good!!! I need to send Sarah a Ravens jersey. :)


46 posted on 01/18/2009 9:50:16 AM PST by Abbeville Conservative (Sarah Palin is the best medicine for the Rino Virus.)
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To: 07Jack

Yuengling is ok for a domestic. Still panther piss though.


47 posted on 01/18/2009 9:50:33 AM PST by big'ol_freeper (He will never be my president)
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To: Abbeville Conservative

If Pittsburgh is smart they’ll keep the ball as far away from Ed Reed as possible. If they do that they should be in good shape.


48 posted on 01/18/2009 9:51:11 AM PST by mainepatsfan
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To: PennsylvaniaMom
Really, here in the Burgh, those who are lucky enough to have game tix don’t really care about the elements.

Hard for me to believe. I still remember being pi$$t that the 1986 Giants-Redskins Conference Championship game started here in the dark with the winds howling. I'm not sure I've ever been colder. At 1 PM that day, it was sunny and reasonably nice for January.

ML/NJ

49 posted on 01/18/2009 9:51:47 AM PST by ml/nj
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To: gusopol3

Here it is in a nutshell. The night game gets the better ratings so by contract they alternate year to year which network gets the night game.


50 posted on 01/18/2009 9:52:00 AM PST by big'ol_freeper (He will never be my president)
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