#1 Posted by CitizenKane (10504 posts) -

Yep, it's that time of year again.  Your months of anguish are over.  Football is back!
 
Please, keep only NFL talk in this discussion.  I will start a college football thread next month when the season officially starts.  I will also post a schedule at the bottom of this thread with dates, times, and outcomes of the games.
 

 FOOTBAAALL!!!!!
#2 Edited by fillmoejoe (1469 posts) -

Go Niners.

#3 Posted by InfamousBIG (3200 posts) -

JETS WILL FUCKING DESTROY YOU. 

#4 Posted by AgentJ (8778 posts) -

Awesome. Thanks Cane :P 

#5 Posted by InfamousBIG (3200 posts) -
@CitizenKane: BTW dude what's your team?
#6 Posted by CitizenKane (10504 posts) -
@InfamousBIG said:
" @CitizenKane: BTW dude what's your team? "

#7 Posted by AgentJ (8778 posts) -
@CitizenKane: Must be a happy camper these days! I'm envious. I've never seen one of my teams win it all... Because none of my teams have ever won it all. World Series, Super Bowl, MLS Cup...
#8 Posted by Karmum (11517 posts) -

I'm glad someone took this year for me. I couldn't just go through it again the way I did, although I really wanted to.
 
Oh and, go Giants!

#9 Posted by CitizenKane (10504 posts) -
@AgentJ said:
" @CitizenKane: Must be a happy camper these days! I'm envious. I've never seen one of my teams win it all... Because none of my teams have ever won it all. World Series, Super Bowl, MLS Cup... "
It has came only after my whole life of and franchise history of absolute ineptitude and embarrassment.  It really is quite a feeling after going through so much in the franchise's history.  Being in New Orleans for the Super Bowl is something I will never forget.  You would have to be there to truly know how it was.
#10 Posted by cancerdancer (314 posts) -
@CitizenKane: As a big Browns fan, I can only hope to one day feel the same thing. The Browns beating down the Steelers last season honestly made my week, if the Browns won a Super Bowl, I'd take a year off from life to get the shit eating grin off my face.
#11 Posted by Gearhead (2251 posts) -
@InfamousBIG said:
" JETS WILL FUCKING DESTROY YOU. 
"
Too bad the Patriot will be #1 in the AFC East...again.
#12 Posted by TurboMan (7400 posts) -

Carolina to go all the way this year!

#13 Posted by Gearhead (2251 posts) -
@TurboMan said:
" Carolina to go all the way this year! "
Their defense needs to get better first.
#14 Posted by InfamousBIG (3200 posts) -
@Gearhead:  
Too bad...that the patriots suck! 
#15 Posted by EVHKwick (452 posts) -

#16 Posted by evildeadron (830 posts) -

my team is the Philadelphia Eagles, after a decade of the Mcnabb era, we start anew this year with a team that has an average age of 25 years old lead by Kevin Kolb, Desean Jackson, Jeremy Maclin, Brent Celek, Trent Cole, Broderick Bunkley, Bandon Grahm, Sterat Bradley etc.. while us eagles fans will never forget McNabb, Westbrook, Dawkins, Trotter, Hugh Douglas, Ike Reese, and the rest of the players that gave us the winningest record in the NFC since 2000, it's time to move on to the next chapter with these young guys. 
 
one final look back at the best day during the McNabb era, Go Birds.... E-A-G-L-E-S- EAGLES 
  
  
#17 Posted by AgentJ (8778 posts) -
@CitizenKane said:
" @AgentJ said:
" @CitizenKane: Must be a happy camper these days! I'm envious. I've never seen one of my teams win it all... Because none of my teams have ever won it all. World Series, Super Bowl, MLS Cup... "
It has came only after my whole life of and franchise history of absolute ineptitude and embarrassment.  It really is quite a feeling after going through so much in the franchise's history.  Being in New Orleans for the Super Bowl is something I will never forget.  You would have to be there to truly know how it was. "
Knowing the 12th man, whenever that day finally comes would be really special. I mean sure, according to the ref it really happened 5 years ago, but when the league actually gives us that trophy, there won't be much like it. Take the loudest fans in the world and combine them with something to cheer about :P
#18 Posted by Karmum (11517 posts) -
@Gearhead: 
I'd rather have my team just make the wildcard and get into the Super Bowl over just winning the division.
#19 Posted by Gearhead (2251 posts) -
@Karmum said:
" @Gearhead:  I'd rather have my team just make the wildcard and get into the Super Bowl over just winning the division. "
Patriots will go beyond just the division. They have one of the best quaterbacks in the game, the best coach in the NFL, great options, and a revived defense.
#20 Posted by PeasantAbuse (5138 posts) -

I think the time has come for my Seahwaks to win it all.

#21 Posted by AgentJ (8778 posts) -
@Gearhead: And they need a quarterback. I want Matt Moore to do well, and Clausen looked good the other day, but they are hurting at the position. They need Jake Locker. 
#22 Posted by Karmum (11517 posts) -
@Gearhead said:
" @Karmum said:
" @Gearhead:  I'd rather have my team just make the wildcard and get into the Super Bowl over just winning the division. "
Patriots will go beyond just the division. They have one of the best quaterbacks in the game, the best coach in the NFL, great options, and a revived defense. "
Just like they did a few years ago...
 
I know it's overkill, but anything can happen once the playoffs start (yep, talking about the playoffs even before the regular season).
#23 Posted by Gearhead (2251 posts) -
@Karmum said:
" @Gearhead said:
" @Karmum said:
" @Gearhead:  I'd rather have my team just make the wildcard and get into the Super Bowl over just winning the division. "
Patriots will go beyond just the division. They have one of the best quaterbacks in the game, the best coach in the NFL, great options, and a revived defense. "
Just like they did a few years ago...
 
I know it's overkill, but anything can happen once the playoffs start (yep, talking about the playoffs even before the regular season). "
Seeing that your a Giants fan, yeah. 
The Superbowl was a great one, with the Giants defense being great. Though the game was no blowout, only a fieldgoal of a difference, with some amazing/lucky catches from the Giants. At least one team though is still winning more than .500 of their games. ;)
#24 Posted by one_2nd (2359 posts) -

GIANTS!! lol jk, they're probably gonna suck. Good thing hockey's coming back too. 

#25 Posted by AgentJ (8778 posts) -

Oh man, leaving for the hawks first preseason game in about a half hour. SO EXCITED!

#26 Posted by Herreno (333 posts) -

Go Vikes! Adrian to destroy while continuing to have fumbling issues...
Why he is training with a weighted ball makes no sense to me. >.<.

#27 Posted by shadows_kill (3165 posts) -

Go Colts! Been a Colts fan all my life!  :D

#28 Posted by Karmum (11517 posts) -
@Gearhead said:
" @Karmum said:
" @Gearhead said:
" @Karmum said:
" @Gearhead:  I'd rather have my team just make the wildcard and get into the Super Bowl over just winning the division. "
Patriots will go beyond just the division. They have one of the best quaterbacks in the game, the best coach in the NFL, great options, and a revived defense. "
Just like they did a few years ago...
 
I know it's overkill, but anything can happen once the playoffs start (yep, talking about the playoffs even before the regular season). "
Seeing that your a Giants fan, yeah.  The Superbowl was a great one, with the Giants defense being great. Though the game was no blowout, only a fieldgoal of a difference, with some amazing/lucky catches from the Giants. At least one team though is still winning more than .500 of their games. ;) "
Giants fan? I am, but those last few minutes were based on luck. They probably shouldn't have won that game. Nevertheless, I think we'll all still take the win. Wins in the regular season are great, but the wins in the Super Bowl are the ones that matter the most (which both the Giants and Patriots have done in the past few years).
#29 Posted by Extreme_Popcorn (842 posts) -

Go Broncooooohwhybother 

#30 Posted by EVHKwick (452 posts) -
@Buck_Sexington said:
" Go Broncooooohwhybother  "
B-but you're not excited about Tim Tebow?
 
/sarcasm
//more like Te-blow
#31 Posted by Extreme_Popcorn (842 posts) -
@hack745 said:
" @Buck_Sexington said:
" Go Broncooooohwhybother  "
B-but you're not excited about Tim Tebow?  /sarcasm //more like Te-blow "
We have Kyle Orton, why would we need another QB? 
#32 Posted by Karmum (11517 posts) -
@Buck_Sexington: 
Orton has had two good seasons, but you're telling me you wouldn't want somebody better?
#33 Posted by Extreme_Popcorn (842 posts) -
@Karmum: Last season he was pretty good but he was very average during his last season at Chicago. 
 
And my statement about him was meant to be sarcastic
#34 Edited by Karmum (11517 posts) -
@Buck_Sexington:
Ah, okay. I was going to say, he's good but you definitely could upgrade.
 
I'm just baffled with the 25th pick in the draft (with still many quality players available) you go with a QB, of all QBs, Tim Tebow. Guess Clausen wasn't on the board anymore...
 
Oh, wait.
#35 Posted by HandsomeDead (11863 posts) -

Now I've found ATDHE, I'm going to make a real effort to watch the season this year. Not sure who to support though, I haven't watched properly since the 49ers had the TO and Garcia tag team.

#36 Posted by Suicrat (3764 posts) -

Go... Niners? I feel the same way as Coonce does about this upcoming NFL season.

#37 Posted by AgentJ (8778 posts) -
@HandsomeDead: Go support the Cowboys or Stealers (sic) or someone else mainstream and hip. 
 
In other news: Mike Williams looks like he may have made it back into the NFL successfully, and if so, the Seahawks have their own Larry Fitzgerald. Well, not quite that, but a big, fast wide receiver, the likes of which the team hasn't had since the days of Largent (and even he wasn't 6-5 230)
#38 Posted by Hailinel (23901 posts) -

I still don't understand the hate for Tebow.  What has he done to cause so much offense and invite so much derision, aside from being incredibly Christian and winning the NCAA championship?

#39 Posted by AgentJ (8778 posts) -
@Hailinel: What are you talking about? Most people love him. In fact, thats probably where most of the dislike for him comes from: He's popular. Some of it also has to do with his mom's anti-abortion message, but just like Justin Bieber after him, people find a lot of fun picking on the hip new thing.
#40 Posted by damnboyadvance (4059 posts) -

I'm rooting for the Vikings and the Colts. Also have some love for the Patriots, as Tom Brady is from Michigan. Screw the cheatin' Saints.

#41 Posted by Atomasist (2818 posts) -

Redskins are going to win the NFC East, I hope.

#42 Posted by CitizenKane (10504 posts) -

Bump for the start of the season soon.  :)

#43 Posted by Bigheart711 (1252 posts) -

I wonder how well The Falcons will do this time...

#44 Posted by OutOfBounds9000 (2300 posts) -

 
WAYYY!!!GOOOOOOO BUCS!!!!

#45 Posted by damnboyadvance (4059 posts) -

Come on! We need some discussion, or at least some team spirit!
 

 GO VIKINGS!!!
#46 Posted by Marcsman (3116 posts) -
@evildeadron said:
"
my team is the Philadelphia Eagles, after a decade of the Mcnabb era, we start anew this year with a team that has an average age of 25 years old lead by Kevin Kolb, Desean Jackson, Jeremy Maclin, Brent Celek, Trent Cole, Broderick Bunkley, Bandon Grahm, Sterat Bradley etc.. while us eagles fans will never forget McNabb, Westbrook, Dawkins, Trotter, Hugh Douglas, Ike Reese, and the rest of the players that gave us the winningest record in the NFC since 2000, it's time to move on to the next chapter with these young guys. 
 
one final look back at the best day during the McNabb era, Go Birds.... E-A-G-L-E-S- EAGLES 
  
   "

Sadly bro we are gonna take a step back. 7-9 at best. And Asante Samuels has got to go. On the bright side I got a new Eagles cap today from training camp.
#47 Posted by JacDG (2114 posts) -
@PeasantAbuse said:
"

I think the time has come for my Seahwaks to win it all.

"
Go Hawks! In Pete Carroll we trust.
pete carroll
pete carroll
#48 Posted by PeasantAbuse (5138 posts) -
@JacDG said:
" @PeasantAbuse said:
"

I think the time has come for my Seahwaks to win it all.

"
Go Hawks! In Pete Carroll we trust.pete carroll pete carroll "

Indeed, although I have a terrible feeling that they will play about the same as last year.
#49 Posted by JacDG (2114 posts) -
@PeasantAbuse said:
" @JacDG said:
" @PeasantAbuse said:
"

I think the time has come for my Seahwaks to win it all.

"
Go Hawks! In Pete Carroll we trust.pete carroll pete carroll "
Indeed, although I have a terrible feeling that they will play about the same as last year. "
It's a rebuilding periode, we traded Josh Wilson, and a lot of other guys are gone, we are shopping Housh, so I don't think we'll win more than 7 games. That said, there's a lot of young talent, and I can't wait to see if Mike Williams will be his college self.
#50 Posted by fillmoejoe (1469 posts) -

Week 1 starts Thursday, thread bump.