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  1. baba booey

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    http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=simmons/0711130&sportCat=nfl

    "Jets (+1) over DOLPHINS
    While we're passing out congrats, kudos to Ricky Williams for staging the worst comeback since Screech's porn video. Anyway, can you think of any situation in which an 0-11 team should be favored unless it's playing a team fighting a roster-wide case of mononucleosis or something? Is this the lowest moment in Jets history? They're getting points from an 0-11 team! That's almost worse than being an 0-11 team, isn't it?"

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    "I have to admit, I'm already looking ahead to the Steelers and Jets. What if the Pats left Chris Hanson inactive for the Jets game and played without a punter? Wouldn't that be the ultimate slap in the face? Know this going in, Mangini ... we're not punting. Can you think of a better psychological ploy? It's one thing to go 19-0; it's another thing to be the team that intentionally scratched their punter before a game for the first-ever Eff You Transaction. Now I know what I want for Christmas."
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    Dumping on the Jets; I can never get enough of that. But having Miami on pace for a possible 0-16 makes me a Jets fan. That aside, Jets by 4.
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    I read his article earlier and indeed the bolded points made me chuckle.

    Regards,
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    This game is going to be so ugly, Goodell would probably be best off by assigning an L to both teams
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    [QUOTE What if the Pats left Chris Hanson inactive for the Jets game and played without a punter? Wouldn't that be the ultimate slap in the face? Know this going in, Mangini ... we're not punting. Can you think of a better psychological ploy? It's one thing to go 19-0; it's another thing to be the team that intentionally scratched their punter before a game for the first-ever Eff You Transaction. Now I know what I want for Christmas."[/QUOTE]

    Not going to happen. As much as fans would love this "eff you" this directly is really not BB's style.

    You know that the week leading up to the game BB will do the same as always profusely complement the Jets and talk about how he is concerned about the game. If the only thing you knew about football came from BB's interviews you would swear that the Pats play superbowl contenders every week at the Pats are a bunch of bungling JV players.
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    :rofl: Bill, Bill, Bill...
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    Not going to happen. As much as fans would love this "eff you" this directly is really not BB's style.

    You know that the week leading up to the game BB will do the same as always profusely complement the Jets and talk about how he is concerned about the game. If the only thing you knew about football came from BB's interviews you would swear that the Pats play superbowl contenders every week at the Pats are a bunch of bungling JV players.[/QUOTE]

    why not? it hink its an amazing idea...and if it comes to a situation where we really ahve to punt....put Welker in

    not punter OMG, thats brilliant
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    >>>>>The Colts landing the top wild-card spot and hosting the Browns for a wildly entertaining shootout in the first round, then heading to Foxborough, Mass., for another war against the still-undefeated Patriots (if they're still undefeated). Colts-Browns and Colts-Pats in back-to-back weeks???? Come on, Jags!!!!<<<<

    If the Colts were the top wild card (#5) wouldn't they play the #4 seed- lowest division champ ( read AFC West- SD/Den/KC) in the first round while the #6 seed plays the #3????
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    As much as I hate the Jets, they have to win, right? I mean, don't they have any pride left?

    and I love the idea about keeping Hanson inactive. Good times. :)
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    None of the seeding has been set and none of the division championships (save one) have been awarded. His scenario is far-fetched, but if the Steelers lose three games, the Colts lose two, Browns win 4 of 5, and the Chargers and Jags win out, seeding would be as such:

    1. Pats (16-0) :D
    2. Jags (13-3)
    3. Chargers (11-5, better conference record)
    4. Browns (11-5)
    5. Colts (12-4)
    6. If all of that happens it could be damn near anyone here

    WC Weekend:
    Chargers beat whoever they play (this is probably the most unlikely aspect out of this whole wacky scenario) :D
    Colts at Browns (Colts win)

    Divisional round:

    Chargers at Jags
    Colts at Pats
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    Simmons is such a homer.

    What will an "eff you" shellacking of the hapless Jets say? Hey, if you catch someone breaking the rules, keep it to yourself, or you're going down?

    That's a nice, chilly message to send to the rest of the league. I'm sure you'll all support it the next time another team breaks the rules to gain advantage against your team, as well. I'm sure you'll want everyone to keep quiet about it.
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    It speaks volumes to me as a fan.
    It must be excruciating to be a Jets fan. You go since the modern league was formed and never, ever, not once get back to a SB. Then you grab The Tuner from NE where he'd gotten the Pats to their 2nd SB. Lookin good. But then Vinnie pops an ankle and the faux hopes are flushed down the tubes. Not only does The Tuner abandon the Jets without having brought them to the promised land but his assistant bolts for NE where he gets to and wins not one but 3 Super Bowls. Then the demented Jets braintrust steals what they believe to be Belichick's heir apparent. Things look good for a while. Rookie coach vigor and a big W against the Pats where the players out played the Pats and the neophyte coach outcoached his mentor. But the sunshine was short lived as the mentor and his team kicked Jet ass in the playoffs. In spite, Eric 'The Rat' who knows BB's techniques whiningly complains about the Pats rule violation with the camera in a vain attempt to distract the NY media from his coaching failures. It seemingly works for a couple weeks as the rookie 'Tough Guy' Comissioner over reacts and the NY centric media tears away at the Pats like a pack of dogs seeing a window of opportunity to take down the Alpha dog. But what happens? The Pats emerge stronger, more focused and on a mission from Hell to wreak havoc and destroy those who tried to tear them down. Payback's a b!tch, ain't it?
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    Should the NFL have rules of conduct for teams?
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    Has he ever claimed to be anything BUT a homer??
    that's what's nice about Bill Simmons, he is a homer and he doesn't hide it, it sure beats the so called experts who try to look objective when in fact they are as biased as it comes.
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    why?

    compared to Skip Payless and his elk..Simmons is a far better sports writer.
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    Wasn't it Don Meridith on MNF that said "I don't think either team deseves to win"?

    Love it.
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    Just remember, Oot, Mangini was on the Patriots staff for a number of years, he got his start with Belichick and wouldn't be a HC without BB's influence and support.

    I'm not going to debate the whole 'Mangini is a rat' thing because it's like beating a dead horse, digging up it's carcass and taking a sledgehammer to it. If you don't understand the dynamics at play in this situation then maybe you shouldn't be commenting.
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    Yeah, I know. Sorry if I wasn't clear. In Simmons' article he mentioned Indy as the #5 seed playing the #6 seed in the first round (if JAX wins division) and I was pointing out that can;t happen as wild cards don't meet in first round. sorry for the confusion..
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    I still don't think the Brown/Colts would meet in round 1, but if Pittsburgh loses to both the Pats and Jags, and the Browns win out, the Browns would win the division.
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