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    It is airing as I am typing this, but it is almost over. There will be a second showing tomorrow morning (check your local listings though).

    Man, it's great seeing the Mossman, Brady, Bruschi, Harrison, and Seau playing again. Even if it is in a reply.

    Hope you guys get a chance to watch this game!
     
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    I watched the last 8 minutes, or so, of the game. I had for gotten how much Tirico, Kornheiser and Jaworski wanted Baltimore to win. Their commentary was a joke.
     
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    I tuned in a little later, with maybe 6 minutes to go in the game. Completely agree with you about the announcing crew. They were just saying goodbye to Don Shula when I started watching, which should have been a sign of things to come.

    A couple of the highlights from the announcers:

    "Can't they just take it back?" - Kornheiser after the Ravens stuffed Brady on 4th and 1, but the play was blown dead because Rex Ryan called a timeout. He may have been trying to be funny, but it didn't come off that way.

    "Oh, they call pass interference for every little thing downfield now" (approximate) - An angry Jaworksi after defensive holding was called against Baltimore on another 4th down play. On this play, a Ravens defender made contact with Ben Watson and then didn't let go of him until they were both in the end zone, a route of about 15 yards.

    Some other things that stuck out to me:

    - Harrison and Bruschi combining to stop Willis McGahee short on a key 3rd down.
    - Seeing a graphic that Maroney had 2 receptions for 75+ yards. Just found it hard to believe now.
    - The general refusal of the Raven's defense to believe that they ever committed a penalty. For example, Moss runs his pattern toward a Ravens DB. There is contact and the DB grabs Moss near the collar and pulls him to the ground. Then, after the penalty flag is thrown, throws his arms up in a "What? I didn't do anything!" reaction.
    - On the Ravens final drive, Harrison leaves with a leg injury and is replace by rookie Brandon Meriweather. The first pass Boller throws after that overshoots his receiver and hits Meriweather right in the numbers. He drops it, which I think happened several times that season.
    - Final play of the game, where Boller's pass was completed to the 2 yard line. Fortunately, there were enough defenders there to stop Mark Clayton.
    - The meltdown by the Ravens Defense:
    - Rex basically losing the game by calling a timeout when his team didn't need one. And I'm not even sure he had the authority to do that.
    - After the go ahead score, Bart Scott picking up two 15 yard penalties, the 2nd one for throwing the penalty flag into the crowd. Then Ed Reed goes offside on the extra point. I think Gostkowski ended up kicking off on the Ravens side of the field.
     
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    he kicked off from the 35 yard line.

    And it was funny to watch how the raven's imploded in the end. so many mistakes to allow the Pats to win. a classic example of the Pats taking advantage of another teams mistakes, just in this game, it required about half a dozen mistakes in the last few minutes......
     
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    It's on now. You can tell Kornheiser was rooting for the Ravens in this one.
     
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    That was hilarious.

    BB, though, might have chosen the most Ravens-friendly outcome in having Gostkowski kick it through the uprights. Personally, I think he should have either gone for the onside kick, or have Gostkowski aim for it to go out of bounds inside the 5.
     
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    I remember thinking an onside kick would have been a great idea, but would have brought out the "Pats are classless" idiots that were popping up everywhere that year.

    The out-of-bounds idea is no good, because the Ravens would have gotten it at the 40.
     
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    No, that's for a kickoff from your own 35.

    the rule is:When a kickoff goes out of bounds between the goal lines without being touched by the receiving team, the ball belongs to the receivers 30 yards from the spot of the kick or at the out-of-bounds spot

    So Gost needed to blast it just outside the pylon and they would have started at the 5

    http://www.nfl.com/rulebook/kickoff
     
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    It was great to watch that game and remember how great that team was, but sad remembering how great that team was and knowing how the season ended.
     
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    Two things really strike me when watching games from 2007:

    - The "clutch" factor/ability to make big plays when they were needed
    - The amount of times things just happened to work out, whether it be through opponent's errors (see Rex's TO) or just the ball bouncing in the Patriots' direction

    Of course, this doesn't include that other game...:mad:
     
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