The 2011-2012 National Football League season thread
Posted 05 September 2011 - 11:28 AM
So, the continuity of the League is assured. And it's not without an intriguing set of storylines, in typical NFL fashion. Every team has its own to contribute as youth and regime changes invade the landscape and threaten balances. Will Peyton Manning miss games for the first time in his career? What does that mean for the rest of the teams within that division? The Philadelphia Eagles loaded up with talent in the offseason, as many free agents make their way to new teams. Can they possibly live up to what is expected of them? The precedent has been set, will the NCAA's wrath continue to extend beyond their reach? Will Arian Foster accommodate defenses even more by getting a tattoo of the exact spot on his leg for defenses to strike at? Will his own mama turn away in disgust, refusing to draft him for her fantasy team? Will my Bears beat down the returning champs so badly that Packer fans will break out the sweat pants and cry into a tub of whatever dairy product provides them the most comfort?
All of these things, we shall have answers for! Rejoice with me this weekend, my fellow nerds, enthusiasts, jocks, nerd/jock hybrids, and fantasy owners. Spell out your hopes and expectations, America's Game devours them all and creates tightly coiled, steaming piles of sports entertainment!
Posted 05 September 2011 - 12:52 PM
Posted 05 September 2011 - 02:03 PM
Edited by Rodimal, 11 September 2011 - 08:48 PM.
Posted 05 September 2011 - 03:16 PM
Posted 05 September 2011 - 04:21 PM
Freeman is a quiet model of efficiency, they snuck up on a lot of people last year. I expect them to contend in a very tough division. They'll be in London against Chicago this year, I think? Should be entertaining.
It's a popular prediction every year, for the last several years, that this will be the year that the Lions get over the hump. I'd pump the brakes on that, though clearly they are improved. Consistency and the general health of the team would go a long way towards making that happen, though. The same is said about the Texans, who have as good a chance as they'll ever get with the Colts sans the heart of their organization.
Edited by Strafe, 05 September 2011 - 04:22 PM.
Posted 11 September 2011 - 12:23 PM
I'm glad that the season is underway. Whoever thoughtlessly farted out the new kickoff rule is the father of all dumb ideas, though, and needs to go work for George Lucas.
Posted 11 September 2011 - 06:49 PM
If nothing else, it was nice to see the Steelers and Chiefs eat crap today.
And SUPERbuying is not quite as extreme as buying the HUG outta something.
There's a hierarchy.
Posted 02 October 2011 - 03:43 PM
The same week that a book attempting to smear Walter Payton's good name comes out, the Bears put up 34 points and Forte runs for over 200 yards.
Posted 02 October 2011 - 09:32 PM
Lions came back, Chiefs came back, and the Jets are trying to come back.
Posted 02 October 2011 - 10:28 PM
Although I think the Bills came back as well.
No the Bills did not come back either
So are the Lions going to the Super Bowl?
Edited by Firebird1, 02 October 2011 - 11:01 PM.
Posted 02 October 2011 - 10:53 PM
"Why does history repeat itself? Because God doesn't have TiVo."
Wounds of honor are always self inflicted.
Posted 02 October 2011 - 11:19 PM
I think we need a list at the top to show witch team we are going for im with the Ravens
Edited by tec, 02 October 2011 - 11:21 PM.
Wait. Wait, wait, wait. Are you telling me that tec has a job? I thought his sole reasons for existence are cheesecake and horrible grammar.-Shadowman024
Posted 03 October 2011 - 02:59 AM
carry on then
Posted 03 October 2011 - 05:56 AM
Posted 03 October 2011 - 06:26 PM
No the Bills did not come back either
That's the problem; the Bills were never behind. I think that's the key to our game, trail at half time and lay waste in the second half.
Of course, having said that out loud, I'll be proven wrong this weekend