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NFL Super Bowl 48 Slap Down LIVE Thread
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Posted on 01/20/2014 11:07:43 AM PST by Bender2


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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Humor; Sports; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: bowl; nfl; super
CNN Breaking Sports News... Kent Brockmann reporting--

Tempers flared... just as the Fluffy Niners-Seahags game ended--

"I'm the best corner in the game!When you try me with a sorry receiver like Crabtree... that's the result you're going to get. Don't you ever talk about me. Don't you open your mouth about the best, or I'll shut it for you real quick!"

Bad Sherman... bad Sherman!

Sorry about my boy, Sherman... He is not quiet housebroken yet.

You just cannot take him... anywhere--

Thank you, Mr. Peabody. Your sage advice... is always on target.

As the news Denver and Seattle would be in the Super Bowl reached Washington... Hillary Clinton said with all the snow and cold, "What difference would it make who plays in that frozen New Jersey hell when the state is run by that rat bastard Christie who cannot keep his lying staff from breaking the law and then covering his fat behind with phony crocodile tears and all those hollow, insincere I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm sorry rants ?"

Now, keeping with this Slap Down LIVE Thread... we now go to the far Northwest for what Seattle Fans have to say--

Is my Go Seahawks/Beat Denver Caffè Mocha Espresso... with bittersweet mocha sauce and steamed milk topped with sweetened whipped cream ready?

Hey, making Go Seahawks/Beat Denver Caffè Mocha Espresso with bittersweet mocha sauce and steamed milk topped with sweetened whipped cream properly... takes time and extra effort!

Go Hawks! Rah rah... rah rah!

Well said, Niles, and we will defeat those uncivilized Denver ruffians... won't we, Taffy, my love?

You words are pure poetry... my darling Skipper!

And now we travel southeast... for what Denver Fans have to say--

We love Peyton and how... he will beat those sissy Seahags!

Go Broncos... Go Peyton!

Peyton's on the phone, we wants us to do a wave... I said we would just as soon as Kiff finishes cleaning out the seeds.

Remain calm! I have been assured... there will be enough for everybody! Remain calm!

See! See that, Taffy! That Peyton Manning barbarian... is inciting drug use!

Hey, lighten up, Skipper-- It ain't like... he shot his wife!

This has been CNN Breaking Sports New... Ken Brockmann reporting.

Hey, Bendy! Bendy! Bendy? Did I convince you... to root for my Seahawks? Did I? Did I?

Sorry, Clifford... but the Broncos made me a better... offer!

1 posted on 01/20/2014 11:07:43 AM PST by Bender2
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To: big'ol_freeper; shove_it; TrueKnightGalahad; Larry Lucido; Diplomat; RockinRight; Army Air Corps; ..
Okay, all you Seahags and... Mile High Manning Mules fans, have at it!
2 posted on 01/20/2014 11:08:24 AM PST by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: Bender2

So it’s the Seagulls VS the Omelets?


3 posted on 01/20/2014 11:15:37 AM PST by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
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To: Bender2

Ha !

Here`s the lowdown,

if Manning runs the hurry-up and keeps the Seattle D from subbing then Denver may win.
If the `hawks D-line forces quick throws from Manning and roughs him up, Seattle wins.

If the Denver defense can stop the Seattle run game they`ll win.
If not, Seattle.

I`m guessing here but Seattle may force Manning to make mistakes and sack him 3 to 4 times with 1 or 2 interceptions in a win for the `Hawks.


4 posted on 01/20/2014 11:17:52 AM PST by Para-Ord.45 ( Americans, happy in tutelage by the reflection that they have chosen their own dictators.)
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To: Bender2

Well, since they are both old AFL west rivals to my Chiefs I’m having a tough time picking. Maybe if Manning wins he pulls an Elway and retires which would be good.


5 posted on 01/20/2014 11:19:04 AM PST by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: Para-Ord.45

What was Sherman saying after the game. I couldn’t make any sense of it. Did someone say something about Sherman before the game that caused the rant?


6 posted on 01/20/2014 11:24:12 AM PST by Eva
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To: Para-Ord.45
Re: I`m guessing here but Seattle may force Manning to make mistakes and sack him 3 to 4 times with 1 or 2 interceptions in a win for the `Hawks.

I really didn't have a dog in this hunt... but after Sherman's thugging of Erin Andrews, I am now on Denver's side.

So, I'm telling ya, .45, I hope you are shooting blanks... and Manning's Mules stomp those Shehawk Thugs down finer than Starbuck's Espresso Blend.

7 posted on 01/20/2014 11:26:32 AM PST by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: Bender2

8 posted on 01/20/2014 11:28:37 AM PST by McGruff
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To: Starstruck

If Manning loses and retires, that would also be good. :D


9 posted on 01/20/2014 11:28:50 AM PST by Redcitizen (Never bring a tank to a Chuck Norris fight.)
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To: Starstruck

The hawks are old AFL rivals to the Chiefs?


10 posted on 01/20/2014 11:38:10 AM PST by Doctor 2Brains
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To: Bender2

Sheesh!

The Seahags and the Mules, eh?

Looks like this should be called the Fruit Bowl.

I think I’ll just watch some episodes of “Breaking Bad” or maybe “King of Thrones”.


11 posted on 01/20/2014 11:40:21 AM PST by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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To: Bender2

Would Crabtree have mocked Sherman if he had caught the game winning TD?

Some insight:

Someone asked Crabtree if Richard Sherman was the best cornerback in the league. Initially he said he didn’t think so... “ It doesn’t matter to me.”

Is Richard Sherman the best cornerback in the league?

“I don’t know (anything) about the best cornerbacks in the league. I just know teams, you know. We are playing the Seattle Seahawks and hopefully we come out with a win. We are going hard.”

Crabtree was sloughing off Sherman all week so in the heat of the moment Sherman pops off.

Don`t care who wins the SB, prefer NCAA and the SEC myelf so it comes down to game plans, execution and individual plays. I`m leaning Seattle unless Manning can sit in the pocket for 5 seconds allowing him to pick the `hawks apart.


12 posted on 01/20/2014 11:41:27 AM PST by Para-Ord.45 ( Americans, happy in tutelage by the reflection that they have chosen their own dictators.)
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To: Doctor 2Brains

Seattle used to be in the AFC west.
Never got used to them in the NFC.


13 posted on 01/20/2014 11:42:18 AM PST by Para-Ord.45 ( Americans, happy in tutelage by the reflection that they have chosen their own dictators.)
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To: Bender2
We have no bird or horse in this fight/game?

...checking out the Puppy Bowl 2014 line-up.

14 posted on 01/20/2014 11:42:58 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: Doctor 2Brains

Right. They moved to the NFC in 2002.


15 posted on 01/20/2014 11:51:18 AM PST by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: Bender2

Welcme to the pot-saturated 2014 STUPOR Bowl!


16 posted on 01/20/2014 11:54:02 AM PST by 2harddrive
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To: Bender2

Let’s be honest, the mainstream media hates this matchup. Why? There’s no NorthEast media darling team they can kiss their butts?

Against any other team I would be rooting for the Seahawks because I thought they got robbed by the refs the last time they got to the Super Bowl, but Manning is just too likable. I’ll be rooting for the Broncos.


17 posted on 01/20/2014 12:01:16 PM PST by skinndogNN
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To: Starstruck
I'm super happy with the outcome, being a Washington State citizen and Seahawks fan. The Seahawks were the #1 seed in the playoffs, and that helped us. We are a very good team this year, but we are a great team at home.

Denver also benefited from the #1 seed in the AFC, and everyone had to play in their stadium.

So, it's interesting that the two best teams have not been upset in the playoffs, no come-from-behind dream team stuff this year. Just the two most powerful teams that dominated their respective conferences, and got the job done without too much drama in the playoffs meeting in the Superbowl.

I think it will be an excellent game. Seahawks fans are still angry about the Pittsburgh loss in the Superbowl a few years back, where the officiating was terrible. So my biggest hope is that we have a good clean game without a lot of ridiculous penalties.

From Wikipedia:

Reaction to officiating[edit]

The officiating in Super Bowl XL was met with criticism from a few members of the media soon after the game. One call that was complained about was an offensive pass interference on wide receiver Darrell Jackson for a push-off against Steelers safety Chris Hope that nullified his 16-yard touchdown reception in the first quarter.[13] In the second quarter, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger dove for a touchdown and was tackled by Seahawks linebacker D.D. Lewis short of the goal line. While laying on the ground with possession of the ball short of the goal, Roethlisberger then reached forward with the ball, placing it over the line after he was down. Another complaint had to do with a penalty in the fourth quarter against Seattle right tackle Sean Locklear for holding Steelers linebacker Clark Haggans that nullified a deep pass. Also disputed was the penalty on Hasselbeck for an illegal block while making a tackle during Ike Taylor's interception return.[14]

Kansas City Star writer Jason Whitlock encapsulated some views when he wrote the day after the game, "Bill Leavy and his crew ruined Super Bowl XL. Am I the only one who would like to hear them defend their incompetence?"[15] Initially, some fans reacted negatively as well. A February 7 online ESPN poll found that, with 103,167 votes cast, 61.7% of those votes were cast for the choice of "officiating mistakes affected the outcome of Super Bowl XL."[16][17]

Seahawks coach Mike Holmgren himself took issue with the officiating at a celebration for his team on February 6 at Qwest Field, saying, "We knew it was going to be tough going against the Pittsburgh Steelers. I didn't know we were going to have to play the guys in the striped shirts as well."[18] Holmgren was not fined for the remarks.

In response to the criticisms leveled at the officials, the NFL, just two days after the game, released a statement defending the officials' performance. "The game was properly officiated, including, as in most NFL games, some tight plays that produced disagreement about the calls made by the officials," NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said in a statement.[19]

High-profile referee Ed Hochuli said "the league felt, actually, that the Super Bowl was well officiated. Now, that doesn't mean there were no mistakes. There are always mistakes, but it was a well-officiated game." [20] On August 6, 2010, while visiting the Seahawks' preseason training camp for an annual rules interpretation session with the Seattle media, Leavy brought up Super Bowl XL without being asked, and admitted to having blown calls:[20] It was a tough thing for me. I kicked two calls in the fourth quarter and I impacted the game, and as an official you never want to do that. It left me with a lot of sleepless nights, and I think about it constantly. I'll go to my grave wishing that I'd been better ... I know that I did my best at that time, but it wasn't good enough ... When we make mistakes, you got to step up and own them. It's something that all officials have to deal with, but unfortunately when you have to deal with it in the Super Bowl it's difficult.[21] The Super Bowl XL officiating controversy was later listed as #8 on the NFL's list of the top ten controversial calls of all time.[22]


18 posted on 01/20/2014 12:05:22 PM PST by Jack Black ( Disarmament of a targeted group is one of the surest early warning signs of future genocide.)
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To: Bender2; All
Check this out..it's a hoot......

British soccer announcer calls an NFL game

19 posted on 01/20/2014 12:14:21 PM PST by ken5050 (This space available cheap...)
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To: McGruff

“....I just play one on TV..”


20 posted on 01/20/2014 12:15:02 PM PST by ken5050 (This space available cheap...)
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To: Jack Black
I'm super happy with the outcome, being a Washington State citizen and Seahawks fan.

This will probably one of those games that I don't know who I'm for until the game begins and I feel myself rooting for one or the other. Sometimes that even changes during the game if I see something I don't like.

21 posted on 01/20/2014 12:18:35 PM PST by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: skinndogNN
Against any other team I would be rooting for the Seahawks because I thought they got robbed by the refs the last time they got to the Super Bowl

The only robbery I saw was James Harrison's 100 yard pick six to end the 1st half. ;~))

As to officiating, yesterdays San Fran / Seattle game might be the worst I ever saw --- all in Seattle's favor. Roughing the punter... missing a clear fumble recovery --- numerous holding/pass interference non-calls.

The refs were very kind to the Seahawks yesterday.

22 posted on 01/20/2014 12:19:09 PM PST by Ditto
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To: Jack Black

There was also a ‘horse collar’ tackle by Pittsburgh that wasn’t called.


23 posted on 01/20/2014 12:26:02 PM PST by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (What we need is to sucker the fedthugs into a "Tiananmen Square"-like incident on the National Mall!)
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To: Starstruck
Well, since they are both old AFL west rivals to my Chiefs I’m having a tough time picking.

The Seahawks never were in the AFL, as they were a post-merger expansion team. In fact, they were in the NFC West before their long run in the AFC West.
24 posted on 01/20/2014 12:37:41 PM PST by Dr. Sivana (“The only thing that can save us is if Kerry wins the Nobel prize and leaves us alone.”-Moshe Yaal)
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To: Dr. Sivana

Sorry I meant AFC. I knew they weren’t in the AFL.


25 posted on 01/20/2014 12:46:13 PM PST by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: Bender2

I am Raider fan bender

I am picking Mules over Seahags LOL!


26 posted on 01/20/2014 12:53:50 PM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: Starstruck
Sorry I meant AFC. I knew they weren’t in the AFL.

I know. I was just having some fun. I also still harbor resentment against teams that a pure expansion franchises (NFL-post AAFC, not counting the AFL, which was a legit league. That would include Cowboys, Vikings, Falcons, Saints, Seahawks, Bucs, Panthers, Jags, Browns, among others)
27 posted on 01/20/2014 1:21:53 PM PST by Dr. Sivana (“The only thing that can save us is if Kerry wins the Nobel prize and leaves us alone.”-Moshe Yaal)
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To: Eva
"What was Sherman saying after the game. I couldn’t make any sense of it. Did someone say something about Sherman before the game that caused the rant?"

According to a report on ESPN, the feud between Sherman and Crabtree goes back to an Arizona charity event where both were appearing. In Sherman's version, he tried to be friendly with Crabtree, and Crabtree replied with insults and football smack-talk. I repeat, that is only Sherman's version.
28 posted on 01/20/2014 1:22:32 PM PST by Steve_Seattle
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To: Doctor 2Brains
"The hawks are old AFL rivals to the Chiefs?"

For many years, the Hawks were in the AFC in the same division as KC, Denver, and Oakland.
29 posted on 01/20/2014 1:23:52 PM PST by Steve_Seattle
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To: Ditto
"As to officiating, yesterdays San Fran / Seattle game might be the worst I ever saw --- all in Seattle's favor. Roughing the punter... missing a clear fumble recovery --- numerous holding/pass interference non-calls."

Regarding the roughing the punter call, a penalty WAS called, and I think it was the right call. I disagree with Pereira's take. The Seahawk hit the ground couple of feet in front of the kicker, bounced a bit when he hit the turf, and barely made contact with the toe of the kicker, who actually was the one who initiated the contact. It was very minor contact, NOT the kind of dangerous hit to the planted foot that justifiably earns a 15-yard penalty. As for the muffed call on the fumble, it (fortunately) ended up being a moot point, as the Hawks fumbled again a play or two later and lost the ball. As for grabbing and holding not being called, how do you think Denver protects Manning so well?
30 posted on 01/20/2014 1:30:24 PM PST by Steve_Seattle
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To: Bender2

I like both teams, but I am NO fan of Seattle. ( see Prop 901) So go broncos!


31 posted on 01/20/2014 1:46:54 PM PST by clbiel (Islamophobia: The irrational fear of being decapitated)
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To: Steve_Seattle
"As to officiating, yesterdays San Fran / Seattle game might be the worst I ever saw"

Not!

The worst officiating game was the Seattle/Steeler Stuporbowl where touchdowns were given to Pittsburgh like candy, and fouls were charged against the Seachickens where no fouls could be seen in replay...

32 posted on 01/20/2014 1:48:14 PM PST by JDoutrider
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To: Steve_Seattle

It’s interesting to note that only Seattle fans see the roughing/running into call from the game as correct.

If the interpretation applied is correct, then I hope the Seattle punter becomes the poster boy for changing the rule.

Even the announcers were aghast at the call.

BTW - The player’s SHOULDER PADS contacted the ANKLE of the plant foot of the punter, after the punter brought his weight down to plant his spikes. So your description is also incorrect.


33 posted on 01/20/2014 1:51:24 PM PST by MortMan (Is a delayed shower a "stay of exablution"?)
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To: Bender2
Here you find Class

And here you find an Ass

Ima hafta root for the Mules over the west coast thugs


34 posted on 01/20/2014 1:52:40 PM PST by big'ol_freeper ("Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid" ~ Ronald Wilson Reagan)
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To: Eva

In addition to what’s posted below, Rush said that the two nearly came to blows in a celbrity golf game, once.


35 posted on 01/20/2014 1:57:53 PM PST by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: Dr. Sivana; Starstruck; Bender2
Harumph! The Weehawks took our best safety/cover guy in the expansion draft (Los Angeles Rams' Ken Geddes). - I still hate them for that

I predict we get even though next year when Johnny Football refuses to sign with the Paul Brownies and signs with the (new) Los Angeles Rams in 2015!!

36 posted on 01/20/2014 2:01:30 PM PST by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.)
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To: Bender2

BroncoBamas 16 Weehawks 13 SB XLVIII


37 posted on 01/20/2014 2:03:05 PM PST by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.)
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To: Bender2
And more Class 2nd Amendment Supporter w/Shout out to Texas
38 posted on 01/20/2014 2:15:38 PM PST by big'ol_freeper ("Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid" ~ Ronald Wilson Reagan)
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To: Starstruck

Must be gettin’ old—been watching the NFL religiously since 1972, and how that slipped my mind I don’t know. Reminds me of the Saints—for some reason they just never, ever, ever seemed like an NFC team to me, but (watch me be wrong on this one, too) that’s what they are and have always been.


39 posted on 01/20/2014 2:38:49 PM PST by Doctor 2Brains
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To: gundog

Sherman claims that he went over to Crabtree and said, Good game!. I am sure he did, but when you consider that Sherman was the guy who deflected the ball that Crabtree was trying to catch, and that the interception pretty much ended the game. that “good game” was exactly sincere.

I read that Sherman’s brother said that Crabtree was tried to start a fight with Sherman at the Arizona affair and that Sherman promised that he was going to show Crabtree up on the playing field. I guess he did that and was bragging about it.

I don’t really care. I’m a Seahowks fan. The 49ers coach was not exactly gracious after the loss, and no one is making a big deal of that.


40 posted on 01/20/2014 7:20:22 PM PST by Eva
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To: big'ol_freeper; shove_it; TrueKnightGalahad; Larry Lucido; Diplomat; RockinRight; Army Air Corps; ..
We interrupt this Slap Down LIVE Thread with a CNN Entertainment News Break... Kent Brockmann reporting--

Hilarity rained supreme on The Monument Men Publicity tour... Linda van Schoonhoven reports.

Thanks, Ken. In today's Press Tour... Cate Blanchet offered insight to her role in The Monument Men--

Ms. Blanchet, what was your reaction... when you got the Rose Valland role?

When I took the role I thought I'd be working with Bendy... so imagine my disappointment when I found out I would only have scenes with Matt Damon--

Especially after Michael Douglas had worn him out... in that Liberace TV flick!

That the scoop here, Ken... Back to you--

Thanks, Linda. Love and lust wins out at last as Richard Sherman and Michael Crabtree... have called off their feud over their antics in last Sunday's game in Seattle.

Speaking of bad behavior, Justin Bieber attempted to egg another neighbors house but it backfired... The eggs were hard boiled and bounced back, giving 'The Bieber' a boo-boo.

J.J. Adams made a dramatic announcement... concerning the upcoming, highly anticipated Science Fiction re-boot--

There are only two actors I can consider for the top role in Star Wars: Episode VII... and they are both here with me today.

Director Steve McQueen is re-booting actor Steve McQueen's last dramatic role... it will be called Twelve Years Without Shaving.

And finally... in Downton Abbey news--

Lady Mary may have turned her back... on romance with Lord Gillingham--

Yet on the next episode, a new, thoroughly American suitor... comes calling.

This has been CNN Entertainment News Break and you may now go back to that Seattle/Denver Slap Down crap... Kent Brockmann reporting--

41 posted on 01/21/2014 7:50:16 AM PST by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: Bender2
In other news ...

Less than 30 days until pitchers and catchers report!!

42 posted on 01/21/2014 9:46:44 AM PST by big'ol_freeper ("Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid" ~ Ronald Wilson Reagan)
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To: TaMoDee; Absolutely Nobama; Thunder90; 4everontheRight; ABG(anybody but Gore); ...

NFL PING

FReepmail Perdogg to be added to, or to be taken off the NFL Ping list...
43 posted on 01/21/2014 10:25:10 AM PST by Perdogg (Ted Cruz-Rand Paul 2016)
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To: big'ol_freeper

Yankees, after blowing $250 mill on A-Roid...are gonna do it again..paying $100 mill+ for a Japanese pitcher..he has to decide by this Friday which team he wants..remember Hideki Irabu...Yanks paid big $$ for him...then Steinbrenner called him a “big fat pussy toad.”


44 posted on 01/21/2014 10:51:34 AM PST by ken5050 (This space available cheap...)
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To: Bender2

If Mannings uniform remains as clean as it did last weekend, then the Seahawks will lose. You have to make him nervous there boys, and force a few uncharted passes.

Manning needs to remember what fear feels like and resdiscover his “running game”.


45 posted on 01/21/2014 4:00:36 PM PST by alarm rider (Basically, we are toast.)
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To: MortMan
"BTW - The player’s SHOULDER PADS contacted the ANKLE of the plant foot of the punter, after the punter brought his weight down to plant his spikes. So your description is also incorrect."

Belated reply - I just viewed the play about 16 times and will stick with my basic claim that the 5-yard call was correct.

The side view shows the Seahawk player leaping to block the kick, missing, and landing on the ground about 16 inches in front of the kicker, and not making contact with the kicker during that effort. The kicker had became airborne - both feet off the ground - before he made contact with the Seahawk, who was already on the ground. To repeat, the kicker's plant foot left the ground before contact with the Seahawk player. The kicker's momentum carried him slightly forward and - when his feet came back down to the ground - his (former) plant foot came down on the arm/hand of the Seahawk player. The contact was as much initiated by the kicker as by the Seahawk, and the contact was minor.

This situation is not what the 15-yard penalty is intended to penalize - blatant slamming into the planted foot while the kicker is in the process of kicking. In fact, technically it was not even "running into the kicker," because the Seahawk never did run into the kicker, the kicker's left foot landed on the prone Seahawk player when the kicker came back down.
46 posted on 01/22/2014 9:09:55 PM PST by Steve_Seattle
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