Sayonara, NFL...

Posted By: HappyGilmore

Sayonara, NFL... - 09/28/15 03:17 PM

boy, professional American football is boring as hades...from poor play execution, way too many penalties, every first down or tackle elicits a stupid celebration, much less commentators who just love to hear themselves...good bye, NFL... i'll find a better use of my time
Posted By: Ski

Re: Sayonara, NFL... - 09/28/15 03:21 PM

And too many grossly overpaid players.

Stopped watching years ago although I do pay attention to the scores.
Posted By: noelekal

Re: Sayonara, NFL... - 09/28/15 03:26 PM

I agree with you Happy. Used to be a rabid Cowboys fan but it's been years since I followed NFL football at all. Anytime I'm in a room with a game on, I'm amazed how, despite the high-tech broadcast wizardry, the showy glitz and glitter, the Armageddon announcing, the supposedly clever commercials, and the titillating cheerleaders, how unsatisfying and futile it is to endure watching a game in this day and age.

It's liberating for the NFL to not be a part of one's life.
Posted By: Pale Rider

Re: Sayonara, NFL... - 09/28/15 03:53 PM

He is just ticked off the Aints are 0-3!
Posted By: Blade Scrapper

Re: Sayonara, NFL... - 09/28/15 04:40 PM

If the NFL gets more boring, they'll have to change the name to "soccer".
Posted By: HappyGilmore

Re: Sayonara, NFL... - 09/28/15 05:35 PM

I agree, soccer in the US is boring...now, football as it is known to the rest of the world = awesome
Posted By: PrimeTime

Re: Sayonara, NFL... - 09/28/15 05:49 PM

That's why I prefer college sports in general. The players actually have something to play for (the ones who aren't getting paid under the table) so they go hard every game. Players in the pros have to play for their contracts sure, but they've more than likely already made millions already and the vast majority of the players lose their passion it seems like. Although the level of play is down a notch from the professional level that also for me gives it an extra element...for example if a team in the NFL is up by 14 with 4 minutes left in the game you can pretty much call it over, whereas in College Football it's seemingly always down to the wire.
Posted By: burkemi

Re: Sayonara, NFL... - 09/28/15 06:32 PM

I agree that there's far too much celebration; but must disagree with the rest of your post. From high school to the NFL I watch football pretty much any opportunity I have. Usually find a local game attend on Friday night, spend what little free time I have on Saturdays watching various college programs. I clear as much of my to do list throughout the weekday evenings and Saturday. Generally when Sunday rolls around I start watching at 1:00 and stop watching when the Sunday night game ends.
Posted By: RVFlyboy

Re: Sayonara, NFL... - 09/28/15 07:27 PM

I've gotten spoiled with Sunday Ticket and DVR. For my team (search some of my past posts if you have questions of who they are), I can DVR every game and I generally start watching between 1 to 1.5 hrs after the game actually starts, skip through commercials (4 clicks of the 30 sec button for a typical timeout, 5 clicks after score, 5 clicks at 2 min warning), skip through halftime and generally finish the game just around real time or slightly after. Only downside is I have to avoid social media/text/email while I'm waiting and while I'm watching. Otherwise, I watch the Red Zone channel where there is generally always some action going on. Definitely beats turning on CBS or Fox and just watching one game live with commercials, time outs, halftime, etc.
Posted By: edAudit

Re: Sayonara, NFL... - 09/28/15 07:33 PM

Jets fan ^^^^ laugh
Posted By: edAudit

Re: Sayonara, NFL... - 09/28/15 07:44 PM

caught parts of the bills dolphin game. Is Miami that bad?
Posted By: HappyGilmore

Re: Sayonara, NFL... - 09/28/15 07:47 PM

Originally Posted By BeechFlyboy
For my team (search some of my past posts if you have questions of who they are


Detroit?
Posted By: RVFlyboy

Re: Sayonara, NFL... - 09/28/15 08:54 PM

<----- CLUE!

Originally Posted By HappyGilmore
Originally Posted By BeechFlyboy
For my team (search some of my past posts if you have questions of who they are


Detroit?
Posted By: edAudit

Re: Sayonara, NFL... - 09/28/15 08:58 PM

Originally Posted By BeechFlyboy
<----- CLUE!

Originally Posted By HappyGilmore
Originally Posted By BeechFlyboy
For my team (search some of my past posts if you have questions of who they are


Detroit?


Miami?
Posted By: Wolfy

Re: Sayonara, NFL... - 09/28/15 09:16 PM

Maybe Da Bears!! ^_-
Posted By: HappyGilmore

Re: Sayonara, NFL... - 09/28/15 09:41 PM

Originally Posted By BeechFlyboy
<----- CLUE!



hmmm...teams by a beach? San Diego or Miami

teams near a beech tree? Somewhere south, Atlanta, Carolina

flyboy? signifying army or air force related? Redskins (Penataon is close) or Broncos (close to Colorado springs/air force academy)

tacky jewelry? well, since no team in vegas, i'll go with Jets or Giants, assuming the diamond merchants of NYC is what is being referenced

soaring over Georgia? well, that is the second reference, so Atlanta must be it
Posted By: Pale Rider

Re: Sayonara, NFL... - 09/29/15 03:41 PM

That is too much work!
Posted By: Sinatra Fan

Re: Sayonara, NFL... - 09/29/15 07:41 PM

I believe the clue is not the moniker of the poster but the picture of the ring just below.
Posted By: edAudit

Re: Sayonara, NFL... - 09/29/15 07:50 PM

on this low resolution wide screen the small picture looks like a Yankee World Series ring somewhat oblong.

so his favorite NFL team is the Yankees?
Posted By: HappyGilmore

Re: Sayonara, NFL... - 09/29/15 08:02 PM

Originally Posted By Sinatra Fan
I believe the clue is not the moniker of the poster but the picture of the ring just below.


which is why I asked:

tacky jewelry? well, since no team in vegas, i'll go with Jets or Giants, assuming the diamond merchants of NYC is what is being referenced
Posted By: edAudit

Re: Sayonara, NFL... - 09/29/15 08:08 PM

So it appears to by a NY on other screens as well. (for some reason both teams refer to themselves as NY when they are actually NJ teams but that is another story)
Posted By: DD Regs

Re: Sayonara, NFL... - 09/30/15 12:06 PM

Doesn't NY consider NJ their "south side"
Posted By: Wolfy

Re: Sayonara, NFL... - 09/30/15 01:53 PM

Looks like Soccer is getting even more fun as a alt to the NFL
http://www.sbnation.com/lookit/2015/9/29/9413891/brazilian-soccer-ref-pulls-gun-on-players-video
Posted By: Pale Rider

Re: Sayonara, NFL... - 09/30/15 04:49 PM

Can you conceal carry into soccer games? Good info to know!
Posted By: Blade Scrapper

Re: Sayonara, NFL... - 09/30/15 05:19 PM

A few years ago, a Brazilian ref stabbed a player to death. The fans reacted by beheading him.
Posted By: HappyGilmore

Re: Sayonara, NFL... - 09/30/15 05:43 PM

he was slapped by a number of players on one team, he left the field to the locker room where he grabbed the gun then returned to the field...
Posted By: edAudit

Re: Sayonara, NFL... - 09/30/15 05:48 PM

Originally Posted By HappyGilmore
he was slapped by a number of players on one team, he left the field to the locker room where he grabbed the gun then returned to the field...


As you have stated that you are a ref: good thing you were in Chicago at the time not near any of the shootings.
Posted By: HappyGilmore

Re: Sayonara, NFL... - 09/30/15 06:21 PM

in one of our more challenging local leagues, where many of the players are foreign born and have played at the professional level, I have seen referees hit, slapped, tripped, run in to, stepped on, pushed, chased to their cars, had things thrown at them, spit on, and threatened to be killed.

can often be quite interesting, especially if there are multiple languages involved and barriers to speaking these.
Posted By: MyBrainHurts

Re: Sayonara, NFL... - 10/02/15 06:25 PM

According to new reports, no NFL players were arrested in the past month.
Posted By: Peepers

Re: Sayonara, NFL... - 10/02/15 06:31 PM

Did the Bengals fold?
Posted By: HappyGilmore

Re: Sayonara, NFL... - 10/02/15 07:09 PM

well, this is only the 2nd day of the month, so kind of skewed data
Posted By: edAudit

Re: Sayonara, NFL... - 10/06/15 08:00 PM

September was hours away from becoming the first calendar month in six years without an NFL arrest. On Friday, the San Diego Union-Tribune’s NFL database reflected no arrests 48 hours earlier, and so it appeared something historic had occurred. It hadn’t.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/nfl/dori...a6oP?li=AAa0dzB
Posted By: swiggles

Re: Sayonara, NFL... - 10/16/15 05:40 PM

Back to football.....3 hours of time.....about 12 minutes of actual action.......a colossal waste of time. Soccer.....if you know the strategies of the game, it's mesmerizing to watch.....continuous action.....everyone on the team is an athlete.
Posted By: edAudit

Re: Sayonara, NFL... - 10/16/15 05:56 PM

Did Happy steal swiggles sign on password?
Posted By: GuitarDude

Re: Sayonara, NFL... - 10/16/15 05:59 PM

Originally Posted By edAudit
September was hours away from becoming the first calendar month in six years without an NFL arrest. On Friday, the San Diego Union-Tribune’s NFL database reflected no arrests 48 hours earlier, and so it appeared something historic had occurred. It hadn’t.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/nfl/dori...a6oP?li=AAa0dzB


October won't be the month either. http://sports.yahoo.com/news/seattle-sea...tml?clear-cache
Posted By: Wolfy

Re: Sayonara, NFL... - 10/16/15 06:20 PM

Continuous action must equal watching men wallow around the field flopping from time to time hoping for a call. The chess match of every down between the defense and offense hoping to call the play that will best work against the opposition must not equal the awesome strategy of "kick it down the field till the other guy is to tired our is out of position."

Sorry swiggles just thought it would be fun to play devils advocate today. ^_^

Baseball, now there is a game if action!! hee hee
Posted By: swiggles

Re: Sayonara, NFL... - 10/19/15 03:01 PM

"Continuous action must equal watching men wallow around the field flopping from time to time hoping for a call. The chess match of every down between the defense and offense hoping to call the play that will best work against the opposition must not equal the awesome strategy of kick it down the field till the other guy is to tired our is out of position." Sorry swiggles just thought it would be fun to play devils advocate today. ^_^"

LOL, devil's advocate but just to clarify....funny how people see a few instances of that and assume no one is ever hurt and that the whole game consists of that........which is, in itself, a strategy. Contact is made and an attempt is made to cause the referee to call a foul....free kick at point of foul allowing players to get situated a set to receive the ball. And a foul in the penalty box.....almost a certain goal. The funny part about the dramatics to call a foul is when the player gets tackled and rolls about 5 or 6 times.......stupid.

"Baseball, now there is a game if action!! hee hee"
Hee hee is right.......another colossal waste of time.....a lot of spitting and scratching of balls sick I think people watch to see the benches cleared and all the players run out on the field to fight. Now THAT'S exciting. laugh
Posted By: Wolfy

Re: Sayonara, NFL... - 10/19/15 03:22 PM

Originally Posted By swiggles
I think people watch to see the benches cleared and all the players run out on the field to fight. Now THAT'S exciting. laugh


Sounds like hockey!! ^_^
Posted By: DD Regs

Re: Sayonara, NFL... - 10/19/15 03:26 PM


"Baseball, now there is a game if action!! hee hee"
Hee hee is right.......another colossal waste of time.....a lot of spitting and scratching of balls sick I think people watch to see the benches cleared and all the players run out on the field to fight. Now THAT'S exciting. laugh [/quote]

Yeap, no one is watching for the pitching match up, hit and run, double plays, diving catches, over the wall catches, the un forced tag outs. NOOOO, we are just waiting for a fight. crazy
Posted By: swiggles

Re: Sayonara, NFL... - 10/19/15 03:46 PM

It really all boils down to people's preferences....no right or wrong...good sport or bad sport...exciting or boring. I don't know the strategies of baseball....therefore I find it boring. Likewise....if you have never played soccer and don't know its strategies, I can see why you might find it boring. I think I would rather receive a root canal than watch golf, but understand why people who play or have played, love it. My comment about fighting on the baseball field was meant to be humorous, not insulting...like stating that people who like to watch NASCAR want to see a wreck....not so.
Posted By: swiggles

Re: Sayonara, NFL... - 10/19/15 03:47 PM

Oh.....never understood how a no-hitter game could possibly be anything but a snoozer. LOL
Posted By: TB 12

Re: Sayonara, NFL... - 10/19/15 03:52 PM

I know the strategies of baseball and find it boring. While they have tried to speed up the game this year by limiting the stepping out of the batters box to adjust the batting glove, helmet, grip and private parts, it is still too slow.

That isn't to say a no hitter is boring-it is very intense. I just don't have the time or desire to spend 3.5 hours per night watching a game.
Posted By: HappyGilmore

Re: Sayonara, NFL... - 10/19/15 03:57 PM

the only good baseball game is one viewed in person where you can eat great hotdogs and drink cold beer...unless you are at Yankee stadium where a hotdog and beer set you back about $25...that hurts...
Posted By: DD Regs

Re: Sayonara, NFL... - 10/19/15 03:58 PM

No Offense Swiggles, baseball is a great radio game. You can listen while still getting something accomplished.

Golf, I like to play and go to watch (The Memorial is in my back yard), but not on TV.

Soccer, I enjoy watching my son and his friends play, and I will watch an occasional match on TV.

Football, I enjoy watching about any game that is on.

College basketball, I enjoy.

Hockey I don't understand, so I don't waste my time.
Posted By: swiggles

Re: Sayonara, NFL... - 10/19/15 04:01 PM

I like to just watch the great plays in football.....not the whole game, because there is great athleticism in some of the plays.....especially in slow motion.....can't really say that so much about any other sport.
Posted By: burkemi

Re: Sayonara, NFL... - 10/19/15 06:04 PM

No Offense Swiggles, baseball is a great radio game. You can listen while still getting something accomplished. Played baseball in HS; loved playing. I enjoy watching games in person....on TV not so much.

Golf, I like to play and go to watch (The Memorial is in my back yard), but not on TV. I play some golf, but watch? NEVER. **the term play is used very generously in this statement**

Soccer, I enjoy watching my son and his friends play, and I will watch an occasional match on TV. I know nothing of the game. Never played. Tried watching a few times but I just simply don't understand it. For those reasons I find it pretty boring. No offense meant for any who enjoy it.

Football, I enjoy watching about any game that is on. If it's football then I enjoy it. I usually go to a local HS game just about every Friday. College Saturday, NFL on Sunday, Monday, and Thrusday.

College basketball, I enjoy. I enjoy watching quite a bit of College basketball....NBA no.

Hockey I don't understand, so I don't waste my time. Agree 100%

Billiards and Poker I enjoy when I catch them on, but never actually put any effort into watching them....just if I happen to catch them on.
Posted By: DD Regs

Re: Sayonara, NFL... - 10/19/15 06:54 PM

burkemi, I don't get the televised poker. Those boneheads wearing hood and glasses. Come on, part of the game is having a poker face. Might as well play behind a curtain or online. What a joke.

billiards like you, I will watch If I happen to catch it, especially if it is women smirk
Posted By: HappyGilmore

Re: Sayonara, NFL... - 10/19/15 06:59 PM

billiards and poker...interesting, as i'm not sure i'd call either a sport...

since i don't sleep much, i often find myself watching strange sports form other countries...i love watching australian rules football (reminds me of where the Mad Max Thunderdome idea came from)...cricket, although i still have been unable to determine what the goal is, i find it highly entertaining...badmitton, simply because, well, i have no idea...table tennis, which is the fastest growing sport in the world (go figure)...still can't figure out how red bull has a cliff diving and airplane racing league, but whatever...and then there are the extreme X-Terra sports, triathalons in the mountains, base jumping with the air-foil suits from 10,000 foot cliffs, and other crazy stuff i'd never do
Posted By: TMatt87

Re: Sayonara, NFL... - 10/19/15 06:59 PM

I'm an avid poker player and don't wear sunglasses or a hoodie. Most of the player tells are just as easy to spot either way.
Posted By: burkemi

Re: Sayonara, NFL... - 10/19/15 07:00 PM

DD, I can't explain why I like televised poker....what you've said is true, but I still like it. I agree on billiards; the women are more enjoyable to watch than the men.
Posted By: TMatt87

Re: Sayonara, NFL... - 10/19/15 07:06 PM

TV poker is fun to watch, but it paints a very unrealistic picture of real poker. Obviously, they are only going to show "action" hands where there's a lot of drama, but 99% of poker is fairly boring. I've gone 5 hours in a tournament without playing a single hand. People who try to play real poker, thinking they should play every hand, are destined to lose big.
Posted By: burkemi

Re: Sayonara, NFL... - 10/19/15 07:20 PM

Originally Posted By TMatt87
TV poker is fun to watch, but it paints a very unrealistic picture of real poker. Obviously, they are only going to show "action" hands where there's a lot of drama, but 99% of poker is fairly boring. I've gone 5 hours in a tournament without playing a single hand. People who try to play real poker, thinking they should play every hand, are destined to lose big.


You're right. I play a fair bit of poker myself; though I can honestly say I've never come close to playing 5 hours without playing a hand. I consider myself a patient player and often fold before the flop, but playing too conservatively may lend itself to player tells as much as habitual betting and over-agressive play.

Just curious, what game do you play? I rarely step outside of Hold'em.
Posted By: TMatt87

Re: Sayonara, NFL... - 10/19/15 08:32 PM

I play Hold'em too. The tournament I was in was a 3 day tournament with a fairly high buy-in ($600) so it was higher end players, so not a lot of speculative hands were played. I was absolutely card dead. I ended up cashing in the tournament, so I think I played it fairly well.
Posted By: Pale Rider

Re: Sayonara, NFL... - 10/19/15 08:53 PM

I like to play Limit and chase.
Posted By: edAudit

Re: Sayonara, NFL... - 10/19/15 08:56 PM

Sounds like a new credit card
Posted By: GuitarDude

Re: Sayonara, NFL... - 10/19/15 10:13 PM

Originally Posted By Pale Rider
I like to play Limit and chase.


That's what my friends and I play and the river always beats a flop hand by someone staying in longer than they should. mad
Posted By: Wolfy

Re: Sayonara, NFL... - 10/20/15 02:10 PM

Played tennis, football and softball from grade school through HS so the teachers often made me play leadership roles in PE for Soccer, rugby and basketball and more. Did not enjoy many of them. I probably would have enjoyed rugby more if they had not destroyed the rules in a crazy attempt to make it safe for HS kids. Only ever played baseball or softball because I was begged. I could hit, run, and pitch, but I did not ever have fun. Not sure why, normally a kid should enjoy a sport he is good at.
Posted By: swiggles

Re: Sayonara, NFL... - 10/22/15 02:28 PM

Quote:
Happy Gilmore - billiards and poker...interesting, as i'm not sure i'd call either a sport...

Correct. And neither is golf or bowling. Those are games, not sports.

Quote:
Happy Gilmore - ..i love watching australian rules football


I love Australian rules football! But don't ask me to explain the rules....lol

I am embarrassed to admit that, I too, prefer watching women play billiards. crazy Perhaps because my daughter is an avid and very talented player.
Posted By: MyBrainHurts

Re: Sayonara, NFL... - 10/22/15 03:17 PM

Swiggles, how do you define "sports?" And I'm guessing you can't hit a golf ball.
Posted By: edAudit

Re: Sayonara, NFL... - 10/22/15 03:22 PM

Billiards is a game that falls under the category of "cue sports". Besides which any sport that can be played by women in high heals and low cut evening gowns should be watched by all. laugh
Posted By: TMatt87

Re: Sayonara, NFL... - 10/22/15 05:55 PM

Not Swiggles, but I define a sport by the presence of a defense. In golf, it's you against the course and the best score wins - no defense so I would consider it a talent or a skill competition. In billiards, your opponent can play defense by putting you "behind the 8 ball" so to speak, so I would consider that a sport.
Posted By: MyBrainHurts

Re: Sayonara, NFL... - 10/22/15 06:10 PM

By that definition, checkers is a sport.
Posted By: edAudit

Re: Sayonara, NFL... - 10/22/15 06:24 PM

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_international_sports_federations

Darts is a sport, Soccer is not.
Posted By: edAudit

Re: Sayonara, NFL... - 10/22/15 06:25 PM

boot throwing is also a sport.
Posted By: burkemi

Re: Sayonara, NFL... - 10/22/15 06:26 PM

Per Dictionary.com.....
Sport is defined as an athletic activity requiring skill or physical prowess and often of a competitive nature, as racing, baseball, tennis, golf, bowling, wrestling, boxing, hunting, fishing, etc

Another definition provided by the same website.....an individual or group activity pursued for exercise or pleasure, often involving the testing of physical capabilities and taking the form of a competitive game such as football, tennis, etc

According to those definitions, pretty much anything which requires any type of physical skill set would be considered sport. Billiards - yes....poker - no. Golf - yes...checkers - no. etc
Posted By: Peepers

Re: Sayonara, NFL... - 10/22/15 06:41 PM

competitive eating
Posted By: #ONENANA

Re: Sayonara, NFL... - 10/22/15 06:59 PM

lawn mower racing
Posted By: Bec

Re: Sayonara, NFL... - 10/22/15 07:15 PM

I love football
Posted By: ComplianceNewb89

Re: Sayonara, NFL... - 10/22/15 07:21 PM

^ Hopefully Montgomery is able to recover in time for the Denver game next week. This by week was much needed. Especially after the defense was on the field for almost 40 minutes the last game.
Posted By: burkemi

Re: Sayonara, NFL... - 10/22/15 07:55 PM

Getting by the D may be tricky....but if the Packers can manage 24+ points, they should be in good position....unless there's a sudden change of Manning, which isn't looking realistic any time soon.
Posted By: Truffle Royale

Re: Sayonara, NFL... - 10/22/15 08:12 PM

If the Packers can manage not to give up matching points for every point they get!!! At one point we were up by 17 pts and then the game comes down to the last play...literally. I love a good game but my heart can't take much more of this.
Posted By: burkemi

Re: Sayonara, NFL... - 10/22/15 08:51 PM

Denver hasn't been known for offense so far this year (ironic, isn't it?). So a 17 point cusion should be a fairly comfortable lead, as long as they don't get cocky and continue to play.
Posted By: TMatt87

Re: Sayonara, NFL... - 10/22/15 10:07 PM

Originally Posted By TMatt87
Not Swiggles, but I define a sport by the presence of a defense. In golf, it's you against the course and the best score wins - no defense so I would consider it a talent or a skill competition. In billiards, your opponent can play defense by putting you "behind the 8 ball" so to speak, so I would consider that a sport.


** Amendment to my definition: In addition to my defense requirement, I would also add that it can't be a sport if you can eat while doing it and/or you don't have to change clothes to do it competitively (bowling, poker, checkers, etc).

I was going to add the requirement that a sport has to be shown on ESPN, but then I remember watching a Scrabble tournament on ESPN a few years ago.
Posted By: ComplianceNewb89

Re: Sayonara, NFL... - 10/23/15 12:49 PM

I don't foresee the Packers having any problems against the Broncos, but you never know what may happen from week to week. At the beginning of the season most people were picking Seattle to again be a championship contender but so far this year they have really struggled. And the Packers are sort of in the same boat, at least the past few weeks. The offense has been mediocre at best but the defense has stepped up. They've bent but not broken. If you look at the stats from this past week, yea they gave up 500 passing yards. But they were on the field for 38 minutes of a 60 minute game and only gave up 20 points and when they needed to make a stand on the last drive of the game inside the 5 they did, even though I'm sure they were running on fumes. In my mind, I think they are possibly a top ten defense even though the stats may say otherwise. That's just my opinion though.
Posted By: DD Regs

Re: Sayonara, NFL... - 11/13/15 01:44 PM

Anyone notice that all three undefeated teams have cat mascots?

Click to reveal...
The Bengals
The Panthers
The Cheetahs smirk
Posted By: Pale Rider

Re: Sayonara, NFL... - 11/13/15 04:29 PM

ha!