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  1. aluminum seats

    aluminum seats Rookie

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    First, a caveat: maybe that gang, Shula and the rest of 'em, are flapping their gums as much as 2007 when the Pats went 16-0. I would not be as attuned to it because it's the Saints and Colts making the run, not the Pats.

    But are they out there talking %$#@! this year at all? It sure seems like they're being quiet. Maybe the Pats having a perfect regular season changed things for them and they'll only get vocal in the playoffs. Or did the media just seek them out more in 2007 because it was the Pats, and the Pats are the tail wagging the NFL dog?
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    Mercury Morris is cracked up beyond belief, Shula dieted himself into a coma, and all the rest of that team are half off the waggon.
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    It does seem strange. Where are the ESPN polls on who wants Indy or NO to go undefeated? (haven't looked) But national media's tenor is definitely different this time around from my point of view.

    Also - Where's the hoopla each week where it's the other teams "superbowl" too? That still seems to be only when they play us...
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    Ya I think this is pretty funny too, it just goes to show us all, lots of people have hate for this team.

    I guess that means we are doing somthing right:p I would trade that 16-0 for a ring anyday btw.
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    because the Colts are so gosh darn lovable and classy :rolleyes:
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    And those 'saints are coming' right?
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    Mercury Morris was on ESPN last night, wishing the Colts well in their quest, because they are so " classy ". Yes, he really did say that.

    Just more AFC East hatred.
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    It's because there are TWO teams left that have a good chance of going undefeated. Chances are, at least one of them makes the SB with an undefeated record. When the Patriots were on their run, it seemed like any game after the Colts game could have ended their run (Any Given Sunday theory).... and this led to the 72 Dolphins praying every week for a Patriots loss (ie: making so much noise).

    It isn't like that this time. Even if One of the teams loses, there will still be one undefeated team remaining. This is also the reason why i think One of them WILL go undefeated and win it all this year. It's because both teams are not under the same pressure as the Patriots faced. The national media has divided the pressure into two, diluting the amount.... thus, not making it a SB for every opponent they face. This was obviously not the case in 2007 where EVERY team after the halfway mark saw playing the Patriots as the their SB.
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    If we lose in the playoffs (or don't make it), I want the Saints to go 19-0. I'm absolutely sure that Shula and Mercury will be the first ones out there to congratulate them, but after their last 15 mins of fame, they will both be officially irrelevant for the rest of time. :)
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    #12 Jersey

    Bob Griese advised both teams to lose a game.

    Also, Mercury Morris was on Sports-Center last night and has an article about him in the Miami Herald today.
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    I do not want anyone to ever go 19-0, EVER, unless it's the Patriots. Someone else doing it will only make 07 hurt that much more
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    you said it...
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    #75 Jersey

    I just want some other team to go 16-0 so the Pats can take down that El Lame-o banner.
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    how can you advise someone to lose a game.? I think this is one of the hidden ripoffs of the NFL where teams lose deciding fate of other playoff teams.
    I know once in cricket a few yrs ago australia purposefully threw a game or played slowly so that new zealand didnt get in. Lot of criticisms went for that.
    Shouldnt there be some rule regarding this ? I know they have earned it but still....
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    I don't either, but I guarantee another SB win for us will make the memory of SB42 go away real fast. As much as we all got caught up in the hype of the perfect season, we were ultimately shown what a shallow goal that is if you end up losing the big one.

    Mercury Morris and Don Shula kind of remind me of a certain Senator from Conn.--people whose time has passed and who can only take comfort when the limelight does occasionally come their way, allowing them to gleefully rub peope's noses in that fact.
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    There fixed it.

    Agree with you!!
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    They key statement being if you lose. Had we gone 19-0, just think of the immortality!
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    If one of them does it this year, we could have stopped them.

    That said, the Colts won't beat San Diego, and I don't mind if the Saints do it.
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    That isn't going to make it hurt less, in fact it might make it hurt more
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    I've come to the point where I don't care what other teams do. I only care what our team does. Do you really want to root for the other team to do poorly so yours looks better by comparison?

    To a larger point, I think there is something wrong with the NFL where in a two year span there are three teams with a decent shot at going 19-0. The league has become too QB focused.
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