Are you ready for some FOOTBALL???!!

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  1. fencersmother

    fencersmother 10-Year Member Founding Member

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    Hello again all,

    I know you've all got your Terrible Towels ready for the Steelers showdown with the...

    oh. oops. My very bad. :oops2:

    So, are you going with the Pats (boo hiss!) or the Falcons (really, still in my boo-hiss mode)?

    Perhaps you are, wisely, still rooting for the Steelers to win it all?
     
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  2. Capt MJ

    Capt MJ 10-Year Member

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    I want me some Clydesdales. This year's ad disappoints, too many humans, not enough horses. I'm neutral this year.
     
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  3. madhttr

    madhttr AROTC Dad

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    You mean there's an actual game being played on Sunday? The Budweiser ad is emblematic of what's wrong with the NFL--too political, too commercial, too manipulative, too much about everything except the game between the lines. The NFL is very close to jumping the shark and college football is not far behind. It's why I've become a fan of Service Academy football and why if I had to choose, I'd go with the Falcons, only because of former AF Falcon Ben Garland. To the OP's point, it would have been nice to see a matchup with the Steelers and WP grad Alejandro Villanueva.
     
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  4. Sydney C.

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    On paper, the Falcons have the better team all the way around with a lot of weapons. It doesn't hurt that Ryan is having a MVP type of year.
    Having said that, Pats coaches have been masters on how to identify and take away those weapons.

    It SHOULD be one of the better SB games that have often, although not always, disappointed which I don't think is really fair as the expectations of this game are way too high to begin with. (I like the college game better for hundred reasons, but I digress)

    I have no dog in the fight but I do have have a Naptown cocktail at my favorite saloon riding on the outcome.

    I took the 3 points and Falcons to win it.
     
  5. Capri120

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    I'm with Capt MJ.

    I was so looking forward to a new Clydesdale-puppy commercial, even though I usually cried. :frown:
     
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  6. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator 5-Year Member

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    @EDelahanty - I'll be waiting for you in the skybox.
     
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  7. fencersmother

    fencersmother 10-Year Member Founding Member

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    I have a sister in Boston and one in Atlanta. Hm. Perhaps I should have one of them bribe me into cheering for their... OMG! What was I just saying?!

    Still bleeding black and gold.
     
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    fencersmother 10-Year Member Founding Member

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    Madhttr: I haven't been called the OP in a long time! Made my day!
     
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    Don't forget that the Patriots have Naval Academy grad Joe Cardona as the long snapper. See also a nice article about Bill Belichick reaching out to the USNA football staff and working with them during the summer: http://mmqb.si.com/mmqb/2017/01/25/...-england-patriots-naval-academy-super-bowl-li

    Everybody in the country who doesn't instantly know what a "rotary" and a "packie" are is, of course, rooting for the Falcons -- understandable. But wanted to point out the Service Academy connection with the Patriots.
     
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    Wishful "Land of the free, because of the brave..." 5-Year Member

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    Belichick is the Sith Lord of the NFL; Tom Brady is Darth Vader...
     
  11. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator 5-Year Member

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    So who is the Last Jedi?
     
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    fencersmother 10-Year Member Founding Member

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    ^Wishful, that is so good. Just wicked good.
     
  13. madhttr

    madhttr AROTC Dad

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    Oh yeah, I heard that after I posted. We'll I'm still rooting for the Falcons but I wish Cardona well. Nice to see guys like that getting some publicity.
     
  14. Hurricane12

    Hurricane12 USNA 2012 5-Year Member

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    Go Pats.
     
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    flieger83 Super Moderator 10-Year Member

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    Sunday...4:30pm...Super...

    "Chapter Two: Hope theory begins with a theological sermon delivered by Tillich (1965) which first pondered the question about hope and its effect on human development. Snyder (2002) opined in his seminal book..."

    Oh, wait...dissertation stuff...uh...football...dissertation...

    Hmm...:confused:

    I'm so confused!

    Steve
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    (beating himself about the head Doctoral candidate)
     
  16. Sydney C.

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    Just sayin my friend
     
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    tug_boat 5-Year Member

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    I paid to watch the Super Bowl, if there is just one political comment......Im walking out and asking for a refund. Im not paying for someones opinion about what they think is an injustice out there in the world! I wanna watch the PATs Wim!!

    Push Hard, Press Forward
     
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    EDelahanty 5-Year Member

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    I've been stuck in Nuevo Laredo for the last two weeks because my green card was the wrong color, apparently, but a federal judge's ruling just got me back in. I should be in the Kinnem skybox no later than half-time. Who's playing, by the way?
     
  19. VelveteenR

    VelveteenR Just gathering dust in the nursery...

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    Well, it's not Michigan football, but Go Pats!
     
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  20. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator 5-Year Member

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    Who cares who's playing? :)
     
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