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  1. fgssand

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    If you are tired of being accused of running up the score.....simply remind folks about the Colts from last year or this tremendous comeback in the playoffs not too long ago.

    The 49ers were trailing 38-14 late in the 3rd quarter and won the game 39-38, overcoming a 24 point deficit.

    Everybody that thinks we are "going too far" -- SHUT UP!!


    "The 49ers (11-6) trailed 38-14 with 4 minutes left in the third quarter, but they scored 25 straight points on two TD passes and a scoring run by Garcia, as well as two 2-point conversion catches by Owens. "


    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/2003/playoffs/news/2003/01/05/giants_niners_ap/
     
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    I think there are plenty of examples that can show other teams losing huge leads to another team. But that won't stop the complaining. There has never been a team like this one. A team so dominant that each week is a total blowout. They already hated BB and the Pats. So this is just more gas on the fire.

    I'd love to see us do what these complainers want and take a knee every down and punt for the entire 4th quarter. And then see the hell that that would unleash. Imagine the uproar from that?
     
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    The lions , the steelers and the cowboys are just a few teams who have run it up. People are just trying to take shots.


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    I dont remember if they were ahead or behind, but there was a 49er game against Atlanta that was 35-0 at halftime, and they blew that lead and lost.
     
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    I prefer to just remind them how ignorant they are about the game. It's like saying someone in a poker tournament should play tight against the short stacks if they have a big stack. It's just plain ignorance. Learn the game or shut up about it.
     
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    Running up the score is not what is making people complain. It's the fact that we do it every single week. People are getting tired of seeing this team blow everyone else out the water That they are finding any little thing to complain about. This is why you never hear complaining when the Packers or Steelers or Cowboys run the score up and blow out thier opponents.
     
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    Next time someone accuses the Pats of running up the score, all you have to do is have them read this.

    THIS is running up the score.

     
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    Its really the media/Fanbase thats going all nuts about it.Look at yesterdays game did any Bills players look upset?
     
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    If someone complains to you about running up the score, say this to them:

    "Running up the score is an issue in high school football because you're dealing with teenagers whose senses of self-worth have not yet fully developed... By that logic, for the Pats to run up the score means the players on your football team - full grown MEN - lack the self esteem to handle being blown out. Furthermore, it's also an indictment of the immaturity of your fanbase. Adults can handle embarassment because they a developed sense of self-worth. Apparently you don't. Pansy."
     
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    This is the most famous running up the score game.
    http://www.redskins.com/news/newsDetail.jsp?id=1053
    '66 Redskins-Giants: Who Called Time Out?
    Any time the Redskins and Giants meet, the topic of the highest-scoring game in pro football history--72-41 on Nov. 27, 1966, a Redskins win--is likely to form part of the backdrop.
    To this day, one of the questions that arose from that game is: Who called the time out late in the fourth quarter?

    In that famous NFL contest, the Redskins led the visiting Giants 69-41 with seven seconds left. What transpired next is up for debate.

    Sam Huff, the Redskins' defensive captain, insists to this day that he signaled time out to the referees and told his coach, Otto Graham, to send the field goal team into the game. With a goal of humiliating his nemesis, Giants' coach Allie Sherman, Huff implored Graham to "show no mercy."

    "We were on the sidelines when the Redskins' defense came off the field," NFL Films chief Steve Sabol says. "Otto Graham was saying, 'The game's over, the game's over.' But Huff said, 'No. Kick a field goal. Allie Sherman had cut him, and there was a lot of ill feeling between Sam and Allie
    Huff may have signaled a "T" to officials. But Redskins guard and offensive captain Vince Promuto says he called time out and conferred with Graham about trying a field goal. Promuto held his own personal grudge against the Giants and wanted sorely to humiliate the franchise.

    "I've heard it 20,000 times that Sam Huff called that time out," he says. "But being born in New York and playing in the '60s when Giants quarterback Y.A. Tittle was playing, and seeing him run up the score time after time when the Redskins were a lousy team, I thought, 'This is my opportunity.' I wanted to score one more time, just for kicks. We could have let the clock run out, and we would have won 69-41. But I wanted the field goal. I don't talk to Huff about it. Let him have his fame."
    Maybe Redskins quarterback Sonny Jurgensen can settle the mystery. "Sam called the time out. I came to the sidelines and said, 'Why are we calling time out? We're running out the clock and the game's over with.' Sam said, 'I want to kick a field goal.' I said, 'You're out of your mind.' So we kick a field goal."

    Graham called the number of kicker Charlie Gogolak, who booted a 29-yard field goal. The kick capped a performance that was lost in the frenetic pace of the afternoon. After missing his first extra point, Gogolak kicked nine straight to tie two players for the NFL single-game record of most extra points, a mark that still stands.

    Graham was later asked why he sent Gogolak into the game. "He needed the practice," the coach said.

    A trite response on an otherwise captivating day.

    In the 1964 offseason, Sherman traded away a chunk of the Giants' star-studded defense, including Huff, who was dealt to the Redskins in exchange for talented halfback and punt returner Dickie James, plus defensive end Andy Stynchula and a draft pick. Huff, a future Hall of Fame inductee, was furious at Sherman for trading him and hinted at quitting football.

    "I didn't want to be traded from a championship team, a championship organization," says Huff, a Redskins' radio color analyst since 1973. "We had just lost to the Bears 14-10 in the 1963 championship and the head coach gets rid of five guys on the defensive unit. Allie Sherman was an offense-oriented coach, and he didn't like us because we were Tom Landry's team that he put together defensively."

    Landry was the Giants' defensive coordinator from the mid- to late 1950s before becoming the Cowboys' head coach.

    But Huff came to the Nation's Capital. He sensed a chance for his squad to embarrass Sherman in the days preceding a 1966 game pitting the 5-6 Redskins and the 1-8-1 Giants. Huff was keenly aware of the Giants' dreadful defense, which allowed a league-high 501 points by season's end, and had a premonition.

    "The Giants' defense had gotten so bad under Sherman that I knew we were going to win the game big because we had Sonny Jurgensen, Bobby Mitchell, Charley Taylor and a great offensive team," Huff says. "I predicted on the radio back in New York that we would score more than 60 points before the game was ever played. I said, 'This is the worst defense I've ever seen in the NFL."

    Huff was clairvoyant: Redskins 72, Giants 41.

    The combined point total (113) is an all-time NFL record that still stands, as is the Redskins' point total for a regular season game. So is the combined touchdown total of 16, of which the Redskins scored 10, seven on long-yardage plays that astonished the boisterous crowd of 50,439 at D.C. Stadium.

    Dave Brady of The Washington Post wrote at the time: "Yesterday, Allie Sherman rag-tag platoons were bombed, boomed and doomed by the Redskins."

    "That was justification," Huff says of one of the many legendary stories associated with Redskins-Giants history.
     
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