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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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To: Abbeville Conservative

Sarah would look good even in a Lions jersey.


51 posted on 01/18/2009 9:52:07 AM PST by mainepatsfan
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To: BIGLOOK
Hmmmm.....The Lions?

Yes, The Los Angeles Lions...Super Bowl Champions...after the passing of William Clay Ford Sr of course.

The "Detroit" Lions were only a tool that WCFieldsFord used to get back at the UAW...(and unfortunately every other Michigan sports fan)

...gave them a little something to choke on every Sunday as revenge for having to dish out ridicules wages and benefits. Back in the early years the company had it's mafia to get it's way with the original union organizers(by means of baseball bat if necessary), later the union got their own mafia to get their way(by means of moonbat if necessary).

Simple math: Greed + Greed = Vengeance

Simpler math: 0 and 16 + 1 playoff win in 50 years = don't give a rats-a$$ organization.

It's too pathetic for it to just be a streak of "bad luck"...it has to be manufactured. And, if I recall, I do believe the Ford family to be "pioneers" in the "field" of "manufacturing" are they not?

So with that premise its easy to believe that what they(Fords)have put on the "field" the last 50 years is "manufactured"...for failure.

52 posted on 01/18/2009 9:52:21 AM PST by RckyRaCoCo (Liberal media gloating makes me feel like reloading)
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To: gusopol3

Just hazarding a guess here, but as almost every Steeler road game has the near crowd equivalent of a home game, maybe putting the Stillerz game in the optimum viewing time slot makes better ratings sense. That would be my guess:)

By the, Rush is in town...he is a huge fan of the Black and Gold:)


53 posted on 01/18/2009 9:52:46 AM PST by PennsylvaniaMom (PA is a banana republic without the great weather to actually grow bananas.)
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To: ml/nj

The 1996 Pats-Jags AFC title game was the later one and that was pretty damn cold. Of course everyone thought that Denver was going to be hosting the game that year.


54 posted on 01/18/2009 9:53:29 AM PST by mainepatsfan
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To: mnehrling

That the Cardinals made it this far makes it near Bizarro world. I was at work during their last game and when the score was announced (yes, a concert venue and we had the score reported over our radios. lol)it had to be repeated twice. When customers asked the response was always, “REALLY?”


55 posted on 01/18/2009 9:54:11 AM PST by HungarianGypsy
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To: mainepatsfan
As I pointed out on another thread for all the undecided fans not sure which team to pull for:

Pittsburgh Steelers Owner Rooney and Head Coach Mike Tomlin were pro Obama/Biden.

Baltimore Ravens Owner Steve Biscotti and Head Coach John Harbaugh were pro McCain/Palin.

56 posted on 01/18/2009 9:55:03 AM PST by Abbeville Conservative (Sarah Palin is the best medicine for the Rino Virus.)
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To: mainepatsfan

Good point. LOL


57 posted on 01/18/2009 9:55:55 AM PST by Abbeville Conservative (Sarah Palin is the best medicine for the Rino Virus.)
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To: Abbeville Conservative

Were the Stools every stolen from another city?


58 posted on 01/18/2009 9:56:19 AM PST by big'ol_freeper (He will never be my president)
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To: ml/nj

ml/nj..honey, .its obvious you don’t bleed Black and Gold, LOL.

If any Stiller ticket holder was offended by the weather and/or timing of the game, they could easily liquidate their unwanted ticket for probably ten times its face value.


59 posted on 01/18/2009 9:58:38 AM PST by PennsylvaniaMom (PA is a banana republic without the great weather to actually grow bananas.)
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To: RckyRaCoCo; All

I think the team that is going to move to LA is the Vikings..


60 posted on 01/18/2009 9:58:43 AM PST by KevinDavis (Thomas Jefferson: A little rebellion now and then is a good thing)
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To: big'ol_freeper

thanks. The ghost of Bowie Kuhn in his shirtsleeves will be shivering on the sidelines somewhere.


61 posted on 01/18/2009 9:59:50 AM PST by gusopol3
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To: KevinDavis

If not the Vikings, look for the Jaguars to move. Also, haven’t there been rumblings recently that Al Davis may be looking to move to LA for a second time?


62 posted on 01/18/2009 10:00:49 AM PST by Abbeville Conservative (Sarah Palin is the best medicine for the Rino Virus.)
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To: mnehrling; All

I would like to see the Racine/Chicago/St Louis/Phoenix/Arizona Cardinals make it to the Super Bowl..


63 posted on 01/18/2009 10:01:59 AM PST by KevinDavis (Thomas Jefferson: A little rebellion now and then is a good thing)
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To: Abbeville Conservative; All

If Al Davis is still around.. I heard he is not feeling to well..


64 posted on 01/18/2009 10:03:14 AM PST by KevinDavis (Thomas Jefferson: A little rebellion now and then is a good thing)
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To: gusopol3

Pete Rozell or Bowie Kuhn? Bowie was MLB Commissioner.


65 posted on 01/18/2009 10:03:39 AM PST by big'ol_freeper (He will never be my president)
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To: Clemenza
homothug fans cry in their Keystones

LOL, now thats funny right there....I don't know why..(in an English accent)

66 posted on 01/18/2009 10:04:43 AM PST by ThreePuttinDude (o)(o)
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To: mainepatsfan

Go Steelers!


67 posted on 01/18/2009 10:04:55 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life ;o)
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To: KevinDavis

My money would be on Jacksonville in that issue.


68 posted on 01/18/2009 10:06:35 AM PST by mainepatsfan
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To: mainepatsfan

With just a jersey and a smile, she’d look GREAT


69 posted on 01/18/2009 10:07:20 AM PST by ThreePuttinDude (o)(o)
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To: mainepatsfan; All

Things not going well in Jacksonville (besides the team)??


70 posted on 01/18/2009 10:09:34 AM PST by KevinDavis (Thomas Jefferson: A little rebellion now and then is a good thing)
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To: mainepatsfan

John Murtha says he expects all those racist Steeler fans to be freezing their butts off tonight. :)


71 posted on 01/18/2009 10:10:10 AM PST by Abbeville Conservative (Sarah Palin is the best medicine for the Rino Virus.)
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To: KevinDavis

Smallest market in the NFL and declining attendance.


72 posted on 01/18/2009 10:11:19 AM PST by Abbeville Conservative (Sarah Palin is the best medicine for the Rino Virus.)
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To: KevinDavis

They’re among the lower revenue making franchises and there isn’t a lot of room for growth considering the proximity of other teams in the area.


73 posted on 01/18/2009 10:12:09 AM PST by mainepatsfan
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To: Abbeville Conservative; All

Yet for years, they have been wanting a NFL Team????


74 posted on 01/18/2009 10:12:26 AM PST by KevinDavis (Thomas Jefferson: A little rebellion now and then is a good thing)
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To: mainepatsfan; All

So good bye Jacksonville and hello LA.. I guess that is why there is no NFL team in Orlando..


75 posted on 01/18/2009 10:13:27 AM PST by KevinDavis (Thomas Jefferson: A little rebellion now and then is a good thing)
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To: PennsylvaniaMom
If any Stiller ticket holder was offended by the weather and/or timing of the game, they could easily liquidate their unwanted ticket for probably ten times its face value.

Why should they have to sit in frigid temperatures? Are you telling me that at least 98% of the people who hold tickets wouldn't have prefered a 1 PM start? The idea that the (almost) west coast game starts first is absurd.

ML/NJ

76 posted on 01/18/2009 10:14:47 AM PST by ml/nj
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To: cleveland gop; mainepatsfan

I think the Cards Cinderella Ball is over today. And I don’t see how the Ravens score enough points to beat the Steelers. But hey, stranger things have happened.....


77 posted on 01/18/2009 10:17:12 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: mainepatsfan

Keep the ball away from Ed Reed? YEP!!

Last time I checked though. As good as Ed is, he can’t cover the whole secondary by himself. This and a healthy Willie Parker are where the Ravens could end up in big trouble.


78 posted on 01/18/2009 10:18:17 AM PST by cleveland gop (Jack Bauer is back!!! Are you in a FLANK 2 position???)
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To: KevinDavis

I think the other owners are hell bent on putting a franchise in Los Angeles and it will happen eventually.


79 posted on 01/18/2009 10:20:51 AM PST by mainepatsfan
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To: Abbeville Conservative
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.

I feel the same way but you never know. A bad game from Big Ben for instance...

80 posted on 01/18/2009 10:21:49 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: ml/nj

First of all...its not going to be that much warmer, on a cloudy—snowy January day in Pittsburgh at 1pm as opposed to 6pm. There is no real amount of winter sunshine here.

And Steeler fans are just different. Really...the weather is not an issue. No matter how bitter cold, windy, snowy, or icy the roads and bridges are leading to the North Shore, Heinz Field will be full. The Steeler Nation is not dissed by weather...


81 posted on 01/18/2009 10:22:35 AM PST by PennsylvaniaMom (PA is a banana republic without the great weather to actually grow bananas.)
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To: Rummyfan

A guy I work with got the 2 and 9 square for the AFC title game and I told him considering these two opponents those aren’t bad numbers.


82 posted on 01/18/2009 10:23:30 AM PST by mainepatsfan
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To: cleveland gop

The Ravens have always been able to contain Parker. Don’t forget it will be snowing tonight. Not sure how that is going to impact either team but it could inhibit the passing game to some extent. That’s good news for the Ravens secondary.


83 posted on 01/18/2009 10:24:04 AM PST by Abbeville Conservative (Sarah Palin is the best medicine for the Rino Virus.)
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To: Abbeville Conservative
Baltimore Ravens Owner Steve Biscotti and Head Coach John Harbaugh were pro McCain/Palin.

Did not know that! Another reason to root for the Nevermores.....

84 posted on 01/18/2009 10:25:40 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: mainepatsfan; All

True.. I think it is either going to be Vikings or the Jaguars.. The Vikings wants a new Stadium and they had trouble selling out their tickets for the playoff game.


85 posted on 01/18/2009 10:26:50 AM PST by KevinDavis (Thomas Jefferson: A little rebellion now and then is a good thing)
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To: Abbeville Conservative

Light snow. No high winds. Around 20 at gametime.


86 posted on 01/18/2009 10:26:50 AM PST by PennsylvaniaMom (PA is a banana republic without the great weather to actually grow bananas.)
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To: big'ol_freeper
A little Steelers history:

From 1933 to 1940, Pittsburgh had an NFL franchise named the Pittsburgh Pirates. In 1933, the Philadelphia Eagles began as an NFL franchise, named in honor of the emblem of Franklin Roosevelt's WPA project. In 1940, the Pirates moved to Philadelphia and became the Eagles, and the Eagles moved to Pittsburgh and became the Steelers.
The Steelers are the only NFL team to only have a logo on one side of their helmet with the other side blank. The United States Steel Corporation provided helmet stickers to the team, but the original shipment didn't include enough stickers to put logos on both sides of all the helmets. By the time the Steelers received the stickers for the other side of the helmets, they had decided they liked having the logo on only one side.

87 posted on 01/18/2009 10:28:02 AM PST by Richard Kimball (We're all criminals. They just haven't figured out what some of us have done yet.)
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To: Rummyfan; All
Whoever wins the Bagels/Buzzards game has to deal with the following curse:
Pottsville Maroons will deliver AFC champion to victory in Super Bowl XLIII
88 posted on 01/18/2009 10:28:21 AM PST by KevinDavis (Thomas Jefferson: A little rebellion now and then is a good thing)
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To: big'ol_freeper

I know but he was the one who brought in night-time World Series games for the TV ratings in the ‘70’s. Peter Gammons has the theory that that decision put baseball on the skids and lost a generation of boys, who were no longer able to stay up to watch them, weather aside. I remember as a boy rushing home from school to watch the Series games, and then when my dad would come in from work, either at the end of the game or shortly after, we’d tell him all about it.


89 posted on 01/18/2009 10:29:26 AM PST by gusopol3
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To: Rummyfan

I’m going against my original thoughts earlier in the week.

The Iggles will score often and will make enough big plays to keep Arizona from matching them point for point. Iggles by 7

And as you said, how in the hell are the Ravens going to score today. And the injury list is long and at key positions. Ben will do enough, and Willie should have around 100 yards today. Not high scoring at 17-6, but a Stiller win none the less.

And Rush. I can’t remember him being at so many games in one season. LUCKY DOG!!


90 posted on 01/18/2009 10:29:30 AM PST by cleveland gop (Jack Bauer is back!!! Are you in a FLANK 2 position???)
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To: PennsylvaniaMom
Heinz Field will be full.

I don't doubt that. I guess you have trouble understanding what I wrote.

ML/NJ

91 posted on 01/18/2009 10:30:14 AM PST by ml/nj
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To: BIGLOOK
I believe the term was 'ceiling', not 'sub basement'. LOL


92 posted on 01/18/2009 10:34:25 AM PST by Viking2002 (Let's be proactive and start the impeachment NOW.)
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To: RckyRaCoCo; mainepatsfan
That's very interesting!

Once they had a bright star in Barry Sanders but never went anywhere.

My brother lives in W.Mi but roots for da Bears. He told me the Lake Michigan side is Republican but also said that Michigan will always go Democrat. The city/state rules.
93 posted on 01/18/2009 10:34:35 AM PST by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul Congress! It's the sensible solution to restore Command to the People.)
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To: Abbeville Conservative

Agreed, the thing is now Willie is heathy. But again the larger issue is if Ben has to go to the air, who is going to give secondary help to Ed without the physical Samari on the other side?


94 posted on 01/18/2009 10:35:37 AM PST by cleveland gop (Jack Bauer is back!!! Are you in a FLANK 2 position???)
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To: ml/nj

I understood your post. And my response was meant to be that in other NFL markets daylight and a 6 or 8 degree difference in temp may rally the masses to complain, but not the Pittsburgh market. Its just a different vibe here...

I’m @ work, we have the Penquin game on the radio (Penz 2-0 lead in the second) and our most excellent hockey announcer, Mike Lange, mentioned that many of Guins are going to the Stiller game after their game. Consensus here...pretty cool :)


95 posted on 01/18/2009 10:37:05 AM PST by PennsylvaniaMom (PA is a banana republic without the great weather to actually grow bananas.)
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To: Viking2002

Well....ya gotta start somewhere. Next year when the Lions are 5-11, it’ll be touted as the Greatest Comeback in the NFL.


96 posted on 01/18/2009 10:37:32 AM PST by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul Congress! It's the sensible solution to restore Command to the People.)
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To: cleveland gop

Hope your correct on that Eagles pick my man!
I have to admit Im freakin out a little bit right about now. For us Eagle fans, the NFC Championship game has been like entering the Twilight Zone.


97 posted on 01/18/2009 10:39:10 AM PST by 07Jack
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To: PennsylvaniaMom

Turn on NBC, and you could be watching it!


98 posted on 01/18/2009 10:42:36 AM PST by cleveland gop (Jack Bauer is back!!! Are you in a FLANK 2 position???)
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To: big'ol_freeper
Yuengling and sports is a heritage thing in these parts.
Yuengling is America's oldest brewery founded in 1829!
99 posted on 01/18/2009 10:43:13 AM PST by 07Jack
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To: Dysart

Capers as a dee coordinator fine; it’s his offensive strategery that is highly questionable. I’m just happy Spags is not in the NFC East.


100 posted on 01/18/2009 10:44:39 AM PST by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must...)
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