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SUPER BOWL XLVI DISCUSSION THREAD - Patriots v Giants
espn ^ | 2-5-12

Posted on 02/05/2012 8:15:19 AM PST by doug from upland

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To: Alberta's Child

highest REGULAR SEASON ratings since 1990

http://www.nfl.com/playoffs/story?id=09000d5d81598ea2&template=with-video-with-comments&confirm=true


101 posted on 02/05/2012 10:12:40 AM PST by nascarnation (DEFEAT BARAQ 2012 DEPORT BARAQ 2013)
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To: doug from upland

I am laughing today. The New York and New England fans are reveling is the great weather.

Forty five degrees, sunny and just a beautiful early February day.

I just heard a west coaster whining that is was bad weather, LOL

What a freaking weiner.

Last year at this time we had snow, ice storms and it really sucked.

Terrific, have a good time Super Bowlers!


102 posted on 02/05/2012 10:13:18 AM PST by dforest
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To: commonguymd

The Baraqqi Depression is the problem with Nascar.

Bad impact on that demographic.

Another indicator of Baraq’s phoney “jobs explosion”


103 posted on 02/05/2012 10:14:29 AM PST by nascarnation (DEFEAT BARAQ 2012 DEPORT BARAQ 2013)
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To: doug from upland

I predict many televisions will go dark when Obama appears at 4:30.


104 posted on 02/05/2012 10:16:41 AM PST by popdonnelly (Socialism isn't going to work this time, either.)
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To: doug from upland

As long as the Patriots lose I’ll be happy.

Belichick videotaping an opponents practice a few yrs. ago.
and
Remember this?
Patriots v Dolphins 1982.
Guy drives out on the field with the tractor and brushes off the spot where the ball will be placed for a field goal attempt.
Patriots win 3-0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVP8JyEXujM

Both illegal.


105 posted on 02/05/2012 10:16:59 AM PST by Vinnie
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To: dforest

Thanks, it’s been a great week here in Indy.

I hope all this pays off down the road for economic development, conventions, etc.

The city (aka taxpayers) have spent a king’s ransom on this deal. AND the NFL has a TOTAL TAX EXEMPTION on everything.

http://www.taxtv.com/2012/02/tax-implications-of-the-super-bowl/


106 posted on 02/05/2012 10:17:47 AM PST by nascarnation (DEFEAT BARAQ 2012 DEPORT BARAQ 2013)
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To: popdonnelly
I predict many televisions will go dark when Obama appears at 4:30.

Praise God he's not coming here for the game. I was shocked since the Presidential Attention Whore rarely misses a chance and it's an election year.

107 posted on 02/05/2012 10:19:50 AM PST by nascarnation (DEFEAT BARAQ 2012 DEPORT BARAQ 2013)
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To: doug from upland
Patriots 42, G-Men 7; Patriots build a quick lead picking apart a weak NYG secondary. Patriots go down the field in chunks every time they are on offense. G-Men give up the ground game that isn't very good anyway. Manning is repeatedly intercepted and sacked, but in all those attempts he scores at least one as the NWE secondary is the weakest part of the team. Bellicheck is able to bring the best out of the hand he has been dealt year in and year out.
108 posted on 02/05/2012 10:21:57 AM PST by sefarkas (Why vote Democrat Lite?)
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To: PigRigger
You have a good time too. As much as I hate 'em, I have to say that the Giants have really come on strong and gelled at just the right time.

Regardless of outcome, the one thing that is certain, it's going to be a hell of a game. I think this is the matchup that the NFL was dreaming of. Things that make conspiracy theorists say....hmmmmm....

109 posted on 02/05/2012 10:25:49 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Do all He commands. Receive all He promises.)
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To: popdonnelly

They’ll just change channels. I’m on NFL Network until it gets dull, then I’ll hit NBC. If Obie shows up where ever I am I’ll switch. That’s the great part about cable, choices.


110 posted on 02/05/2012 10:29:31 AM PST by discostu (How Will I Laugh Tomorrow When I Can't Even Smile Today)
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To: Vinnie

And how about the creation of the “Tuck Rule” by the referees, right on the spot, to save Tom Brady from having fumbled late in a AFC championship game vs Oakland(?).


111 posted on 02/05/2012 10:29:58 AM PST by JohnG45
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To: doug from upland

My husband, son and some friends are watching together over here today. They are like children in the candy store getting ready for this game. They picked out a bunch of food they want me to cook. All the coolers are filled with ice and beer. They rearranged the family room for maximum television seating. Lordy!


112 posted on 02/05/2012 10:33:56 AM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: freebilly

“Stasi...? Spare me. You’re rooting for a team that comes from the liberal cesspool of New York and plays in the liberal cesspool of New Jersey.

In reality, I go to 2-3 Raiders games per year. Raiders fans are more akin to a biker gang than they are to state police....”

Your talking nonsense. Most of the players are not from NY/NJ and it has nothing to do with where they play but the Governor is Chris Christie and he’s no liberal.

On the Raider fans, yeah you got that right. It’s akin to a Mexican biker gang and one ugly looking crowd. Just saying.


113 posted on 02/05/2012 10:35:05 AM PST by romanesq (For George Soros so loved the world, he gave us Obama)
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To: All

114 posted on 02/05/2012 10:36:52 AM PST by Girlene (Happy Super Bowl Day!)
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To: nascarnation

It is so beautiful here, my husband is out doing oil changes on the cars before the game in shirtsleeves. LOL

We are not used to February being this kind.

Terrific football weather!


115 posted on 02/05/2012 10:37:37 AM PST by dforest
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To: doug from upland

Not a big bettor but I put $20 on the Pats to win. 3 points favorites. My team, the Packers, were eliminated so I wanted to keep my interest heightened with a small wager.


116 posted on 02/05/2012 10:39:23 AM PST by RacerX1128 (Cornered in CA)
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To: mrsmith
Saw your archive link. Do you by any chance have the

1981 NFC Championship Game between the Niners and Cowboys?

Sure like to see that one again.

117 posted on 02/05/2012 10:42:56 AM PST by PapaNew
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To: shadeaud

Don’t tell me they’ve resurrected Madonna for this one. I’ll probably skip half time.


118 posted on 02/05/2012 10:48:40 AM PST by PapaNew
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Statistically ranked based on regular-season yardage, the Giants defense is 29th against the pass and 19th against the run.

Both are top-notch passing offenses against lousy pass defenses. Giants are ranked worst run offense in the NFL. Difference could be NE's #20 rush offense.

119 posted on 02/05/2012 10:54:29 AM PST by PapaNew
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To: conservaDave
Neither defense looks very good, at least regular season stats based on yardage. The Giants defense is 29th against the pass and 19th against the run.

Both are top-notch passing offenses against lousy pass defenses. Giants are ranked worst run offense in the NFL. Difference could be NE's #20 rush offense.

120 posted on 02/05/2012 10:59:08 AM PST by PapaNew
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To: chessplayer

They are spoiled? I’ve only heard good things about what they do in the community, particularly Peyton.

I can understand not being able to stomach those who are genuine thugs, but what is with the hatred for the Mannings?


121 posted on 02/05/2012 11:00:10 AM PST by doug from upland (Just in case, it has been reserved: www.TheBitchIsBack2012.com)
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To: Anti-Hillary
Well Anti- Hillary, were having venison sausage ( summer sausage with jalapenos and jack cheese in it) cubed then mixed into zatarins red beans and rice with diced tomatoes and habaneros added.....and just a bit of onion!

Wash it down with a few cold ones.

122 posted on 02/05/2012 11:01:20 AM PST by Kakaze (Exterminate Islamofacism and apologize for nothing....except not doing it sooner!)
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To: doug from upland; All

I really do not know who I want to win.


123 posted on 02/05/2012 11:03:20 AM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: ColdOne

This just ain’t right.

I looked at the TV listings just now . . . the dang Pregame show is longer then the game itself!


124 posted on 02/05/2012 11:07:39 AM PST by Petruchio (I Think . . . Therefor I FReep.)
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To: Popman

LOL!!!

So true!


125 posted on 02/05/2012 11:09:15 AM PST by SilvieWaldorfMD
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To: Mr. Wright

The over 55 is the giveaway to Pats predicted win.

Giants gave up over 30 3X this year - weeks 12, 13, 14. GB, NewOrleans, Dallas.

Pats gave up >30 once - suprise game at Buffalo, week 3.

If the market expects scores one team >30, other >25 - this is a Pats victory. it is the under 55 - where the Giants have a chance.

Giants won’t score over 30 - unless it is the last play of the game to win like 31-28 or something like that. Mush more probably Giants score <25 (without a few lucky breaks - like terrible missed tackles, or blown voerage, etc.)

Giants have been scoring on mistakes.


126 posted on 02/05/2012 11:12:36 AM PST by Eldon Tyrell (question,.)
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To: doug from upland
Numerological Predictor for the S/B:

XXI 1987 New York Giants def. Denver Broncos
XXII 1988 Washington Redskins def. Denver Broncos
XXIV 1990 San Francisco 49ers def. Denver Broncos
XXXII 1998 Denver Broncos def. Green Bay Packers
XXXIII 1999 Denver Broncos def. Atlanta Falcons

XXV 1991 New York Giants def. Buffalo Bills
XXVI 1992 Washington Redskins def. Buffalo Bills
XXVII 1993 Dallas Cowboys def. Buffalo Bills
XXVIII 1994 Dallas Cowboys def. Buffalo Bills

XXXVI 2002 New England Patriots def. St. Louis Rams
XXXVIII 2004 New England Patriots def. Carolina Panthers
XXXIX 2005 New England Patriots def. Philadelphia Eagles

XLII 2008 New York Giants def. New England Patriots

Thus-
XLVI 2012 New York Giants def. New England Patriots

127 posted on 02/05/2012 11:13:01 AM PST by mikrofon (Super BUMP)
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To: doug from upland

Hate both teams, hoping from massive power outage.8>)

Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha


128 posted on 02/05/2012 11:13:22 AM PST by wolfcreek (Perry to Obama: Adios, MOFO!)
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To: romanesq
It’s akin to a Mexican biker gang and one ugly looking crowd. Just saying.

Damn right! That's America, baby. Now that Al is gone, the Silver and Black will be back. Just win, baby...!

129 posted on 02/05/2012 11:17:06 AM PST by freebilly (Obama Sings While America Sinks....)
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To: doug from upland
It’s great to be called Patriots, but they are from the place of Kennedy, Kerry, and Barney. And NY brought us Hillary Clinton. It is a shame that they can’t both lose.

Not exactly. The players on the teams are from all over the USA. In fact, the teams that represent red areas of the country (Dallas, Tennessee, etc.) have players that hail from blue areas. So if you are rooting for the Dallas Cowboys and their QB comes from a blue state, are you then rooting for the Democrats?

I never put much stock in the "home team". I realize that the local team does not really reflect upon my hometown - unless of course, that team was entirely comprised of players and coaches from my hometown.

130 posted on 02/05/2012 11:20:14 AM PST by SamAdams76 (I am 96 days away from outliving Phil Hartman)
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To: dfwgator
What NFL city, maybe outside of Green Bay, isn’t a liberal cesspool?

Good question....

131 posted on 02/05/2012 11:21:01 AM PST by freebilly (Obama Sings While America Sinks....)
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To: Kakaze

Holy smokes, that sounds amazing!!!! Not sure I can get there by kick-off. Drats!


132 posted on 02/05/2012 11:22:46 AM PST by Anti-Hillary (No Jesus, No Peace! Know Jesus, Know Peace!)
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To: Tamatoa
The team with the least points loses the game...

And the winning team will need to "put some points on the board." Also, "turnovers will kill ya." If the Giants are to contain Tom Brady, they are going to have to "put some pressure on him" and "force him out of the pocket."

See, I am already as qualified to preview a game as John Madden, Terry Bradshaw and all those other cliche-spouting ex-jocks that are jamming the sportscasters booth! Now hand me a drumstick from that turducken.

133 posted on 02/05/2012 11:24:56 AM PST by SamAdams76 (I am 96 days away from outliving Phil Hartman)
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To: conservaDave

Willbe interesting - however -

Everyone seems to think Pats defense is suspect - and the Giants are great.

pats gave up one >30 point game last year - week 3 surprise away at Buffalo.

Giants gave up 3 - 49, 38,34 - weeks 12, 13, 14 - GB, Neworleans, Dallas. 3 games down the stretch fighting for playoff spot.

I don’tsee the Pats letting themsleve be held to 20.

There are two possible “games” - under 25 each team - toss up. Over 30 for one team - Pats. And those over 30’s have not been rare for Giants - especially against high powered offenses.

If Pats are on - this can be over quick. If not - we get a game.


134 posted on 02/05/2012 11:24:56 AM PST by Eldon Tyrell (question,.)
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To: freebilly

Denver, maybe?


135 posted on 02/05/2012 11:28:17 AM PST by AGreatPer (Obama has NEVER given a speech where he did not lie!!!)
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All contributions are for the Current Quarter Expenses.


136 posted on 02/05/2012 11:30:34 AM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: doug from upland

Close last possession wins game. Take the Giants and the 3 points. Giants win outright.


137 posted on 02/05/2012 11:34:54 AM PST by jwalsh07
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To: freebilly

Indianapolis has a Republican mayor.

Only because (before he got senile) Dick Lugar was smart enough to enlarge the voter bloc for mayor from the city limits to the county limits.

That’s why Indy doesn’t look like Det, Cleve, etc.


138 posted on 02/05/2012 11:37:07 AM PST by nascarnation (DEFEAT BARAQ 2012 DEPORT BARAQ 2013)
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To: nascarnation

Stubhub down to 600 tix.
Kind of fun to watch the total offered vs. time left.


139 posted on 02/05/2012 11:38:58 AM PST by nascarnation (DEFEAT BARAQ 2012 DEPORT BARAQ 2013)
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The Patriots were going from a 3-4 to put a 4-3 front, new they are putting a new innovation together a hybrid where they are putting a combination of 1 gap and 2 gap on the same play, there were a lot in injuries in the back 7 earlier, the team just started to click in the last few weeks.

The Giants are being made out to be the 85 Bears, but they gave up far more points than the Pats.

Brady will be on.

People wonder why BB has been in a good mood this week.....2 weeks of great preparation by his team.

Pats 34
Giants 20


140 posted on 02/05/2012 11:43:32 AM PST by Leto (Damn shame Sarah didn't run the Presidency was there for the taking)
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To: doug from upland

I’ll be Tebowing all day that this is the last Super Bowl with a marxist muslim in charge of destroying the country.


141 posted on 02/05/2012 11:57:11 AM PST by waus (FUBO UFCMF, Just in case I stuttered, FUBO)
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To: dforest
Forty five degrees, sunny and just a beautiful early February day. I just heard a west coaster whining that is was bad weather, LOL

The inside of my refrigerator is about 45 degrees.

Southern California at 12 noon is 77 degrees, unlimited visibility, clear blue skies, the islands look as though you can reach out and touch them, with a mild off shore breeze...

142 posted on 02/05/2012 12:15:38 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dragnet2

Well, I guess that beats here. All you need is a team that can win.

My hubby and I were rooting for the 49’ers, but whoever we pick usually loses. LOL

However, on this side of the country it is 55 now and what we consider terrific for early February.

I would trade places if there weren’t so many dumb assed libs taxing people to death out there!.


143 posted on 02/05/2012 12:24:25 PM PST by dforest
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To: SamAdams76
I never put much stock in the "home team". I realize that the local team does not really reflect upon my hometown - unless of course, that team was entirely comprised of players and coaches from my hometown.

That's why God created High School football.

144 posted on 02/05/2012 12:30:08 PM PST by Boston Blackie
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To: dforest

Looks like it will be about 42 near game time.

Enjoy your um...warm weather!


145 posted on 02/05/2012 12:30:43 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Petruchio
I looked at the TV listings just now . . . the dang Pregame show is longer then the game itself!

The only Super Bowl Sunday schedule you’ll need

12:00 p.m. NBC’s broadcast is coming to you live from Indianapolis, which means we begin with Bob Costas trying to: (a) argue that Indianapolis is a great place and that the game is somehow more meaningful for being there; and (b) keep a straight face

12:32 p.m. First shot of Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski walking on his injured ankle. Will he play? Will he be effective? Fortunately, we have six hours to listen to people come up with ever more inventive ways to say “maybe.”


etc.
146 posted on 02/05/2012 12:31:54 PM PST by caveat emptor (Zippity Do Dah)
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To: dragnet2

Thanks, I will! It is normally in the 20’s and 30’s this time of year.

Last year at this time we had a major ice storm that dropped about 3 inches of nasty ice on us. We had to use pick axes to clear things. Ice melt couldn’t even clear it.

So you can see why I think this weather is really great.

I guess you take what you can get and be glad.


147 posted on 02/05/2012 12:35:50 PM PST by dforest
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To: chevydude26
The owners of the Giants are Republican donors and so is the Manning family.

In his post-Nevada caucus speech, Newt Gingrich picked the Giants. I happen to agree with his choice. I'll take a team led by Eli Manning, a well-mannered, Southern-bred quarterback any day over an arrogant Tom Brady.

148 posted on 02/05/2012 12:39:42 PM PST by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: doug from upland

Go Pats!!


149 posted on 02/05/2012 12:40:52 PM PST by big'ol_freeper ("Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid" ~ Ronald Wilson Reagan)
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To: nascarnation

Stubhub down to 600 tix.
Kind of fun to watch the total offered vs. time left.

so, how long is the line of folks with smartphones standing next to the ticket offices?

what was the cheapest ticket.. 300? 75? I’d pay 20. :-)


150 posted on 02/05/2012 12:41:14 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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