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Old 01-09-2018, 12:37 PM   #1051
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I can sort of see myself pulling for the vikings. zimmer is a guy I root for. just burnt out on this season. it had zero to do with the skins, I expected them to be 8-8 at best. just not a compelling season for me as a viewer. I still watched each week, but man I spaced out a bunch during the games.

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Old 01-09-2018, 01:06 PM   #1052
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i feel you. to be honest the CTE thing is likely going to make me abandon the sport entirely sooner than later, but i've been attempting to ignore the inevitable for now

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Old 01-09-2018, 02:36 PM   #1053
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yeah that impacts me as well. I know injury is part of the risk for certain, but the protocols are great in theory...but they do not follow them. how many guys go back and come out of that tent a few seconds later? it is just more of a show for the public and a lesser extent the players who are more outspoken about it.

this entire year has just been a downer for obvious reasons. I was so geeked about va tech football each week though. I can not get enough of what Fuente is building there. hopefully he is one of those guys who wants to hang his hat there for a couple of decades.

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Old 01-10-2018, 06:20 AM   #1054
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this entire year has just been a downer for obvious reasons
Honestly not sure what you mean here and am sort of scared to ask. do you mean the entire year as a whole, or specifically with regards to the nfl?


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Old 01-10-2018, 05:12 PM   #1055
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haha. did not mean to make it sound that alarming. just the climate of so much right now socially. I am usually a happy go lucky person, but even this past year the amount of hatred spewed by so many just took some of the basic enjoyment I got out of some things.

as for the nfl, the season just seemed like one disaster after another each week. the injuries to guys who I tend to enjoy watching also played a part. nothing I can point to as the one major factor. just seemed like a meh year for the quality of play on the field.

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Old 01-13-2018, 08:29 AM   #1056
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yeah the nfl is horribly mismanaged. they blacklisted kaep and still ended up getting boycotted by racist mouthbreathers

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Old 01-16-2018, 09:52 PM   #1057
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bortles, keenum and foles being 3 of the remaining qbs is pretty wild

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Old 01-17-2018, 03:33 PM   #1058
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that was actually a pretty fun divisional round.

wallet, do not forget bortles as of 2 seasons ago was a qb who was on the rise. the offense took a big step back last year in regards to the passing game (which has continued this season). he has a ton of physical talent. I am not sure what happened to him.

as for keenum and foles. prior to this postseason both have shown quality play. foles (in his 2nd year I think_ had a crazy td/int ratio, before a slightly down season the following year. keenum I thought would forever be a backup. he showed he could win a game here or there. I never expected him to make so many plays while moving the pocket. he is great at making something happen on the fly.

as for the saints loss. I felt terribly for the kid who could have made the tackle. freak things happen, but he was a pretty solid rookie starter most of the season. hopefully he can move past it and not let it ruin his career.

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Old 01-22-2018, 02:17 AM   #1059
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Soooooooooo rooting for the asteroid again this superbowl

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Old 01-22-2018, 01:55 PM   #1060
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the two teams I wanted to win both lost yesterday.

so now I guess it is time to root for the eagles. pats will win though. meh

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Old 01-31-2018, 12:23 PM   #1061
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what in the name of joe gibbs is going on?

I like alex smith. I think he is a fine qb. probably 9th or 10th best starter in the league. I just do not get the long term commitment. agreeing to an additional 3 years after this as part of the deal. I mean sure he may be able to play those 4 years at a solid level but does it make the team any better long or short term.

it is a wash for me. alex smith is much better rolling the pocket and can make some plays with his legs. much better improv qb. cousins I feel is better at the intermediate to long game. so now we got a guy who does not take many shots down the field.

perpetually going to be in the 8-8 area, a win or two more or less each season for the next few seasons. I guess they will look to draft a qb late in the draft or look to next years class.

the third round pick given up is ok, since they will get the compensatory pick back when cousins signs. I was bummed to see fuller moved. in his second season you could see vastly better play from him. he has big time upside, and comes from a family of guys who have all been solid pros. secondary was thin before this move. cravens may or may not be returning, but who knows if he stays at safety or gets moved back to linebacker.

so in the end they save some money, but are still paying out a big chunk after next season. maybe this is a one season rental and they move on. why do I care this much?

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Old 01-31-2018, 02:08 PM   #1062
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I feel awful for whatever dumb team makes cousins the highest paid player in the league

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Old 01-31-2018, 03:43 PM   #1063
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I like the guy a lot. he has said/done everything you can considering the situation he was in. 3 straight 4000 yard seasons is not too shabby for a guy who was pegged to hold a clipboard.

I think he is in the same range of talent as alex smith, so while he should command a solid contract...in no way will he deserve what he is going to get. by all predictions it will be the richest contract in league history. he just hit the market at the right time. entering his prime, etc.

Denver should be looking hard at him. perhaps elway can talk him down on the deal enough to make it work. that team is really only a qb away from being a 12 win squad. the oline will need a little retooling but they have some good skill players and still one of the best defenses in the league.

I was hopeful the skins would have admitted they did him wrong and truly apologized. then they could work something out that both sides felt good about. I know he cleaned up on the franchise tag deals, but he was treated poorly by ownership/management for most of his tenure there.

oh well heres to alex. dilly dilly

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Old 01-31-2018, 09:43 PM   #1064
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I just don't want Denver to get Cousins because I hate them and want them to suffer through more mediocre QB play for a while longer.

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Old 02-04-2018, 11:33 PM   #1065
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Old 02-05-2018, 05:07 PM   #1066
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^ ditto.

I am happy to be wrong about expecting the pats to win. the scoring was great, but man both teams played soft off the receivers almost the entire game. the cushion given to the receivers was bonkers. eh well. soon as the strip fumble happened, you know brady knew it was over. best part of the game by far.

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Old 02-05-2018, 07:39 PM   #1067
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That foles td was so gutsy and well executed. What happens with foles now?

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Old 02-06-2018, 01:19 PM   #1068
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that is the big question. I know many think trade him since his value is high. he is signed for one more season. I would keep him. I think Wentz is awesome. he would have been the mvp barring his injury. even if his rehab goes perfectly and he is ready for week 1, it is great to have a guy behind him that you know; won a super bowl. worst case Wentz misses the first quarter or so of the season. then you have the guy who can keep you in play until Wentz is ready to play.

no real downside to keep Foles on the squad. the eagles have depth on both sides of the ball. Pederson knew how to push all the right buttons. So hold onto Foles now, maybe deal him during the season once Wentz shows he is healthy, and make sure to have another guy groomed to at least manage the offense if injury strikes again.

whew.

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Old 02-06-2018, 02:08 PM   #1069
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you gotta trade him, right? if there's interest in him being a starter (which there certainly will be) then he'll leave to take a starter job as soon as he can anyway. you have to get something out of it. and anyway, even if wentz isn't healthy, there's no guarantee foles doesn't regress and greatly reduce interest in him. if wentz is your guy going forward (which he should be) trade foles while he's a hot commodity

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Old 02-06-2018, 06:58 PM   #1070
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I can't argue against that...but i will to an extent. I would trade during the season once wentz returns and shows he is capable of this year's level of play.

You can still get a 2nd or 3rd for him then. Even now best you will get is a 2nd. No one is giving up a 1st for him. It's not so much about him regressing @sean. The offense was changed when he became the starter. A lot of what worked for him when he had earlier success in Philly. Wentz ran a much more intricate passing attack and made a ton of changes at the line.

I'm in favor of trading foles..Just not now. Eagles have depth all over. Just address the few free agents they have.

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Old 03-14-2018, 12:43 AM   #1071
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Old 03-16-2018, 02:02 AM   #1072
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Old 04-27-2018, 01:12 AM   #1073
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Old 05-27-2018, 06:45 AM   #1074
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hey, just throwing this out now but i won't be participating in nfl fantasy this year (or ever again, at least while goodell is around)

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Old 05-29-2018, 03:35 PM   #1075
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I would say the same thing, but I do not participate even when signed up. I am an easy win each week...I am the Cleveland Browns of the b&r league.

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Old 08-27-2018, 10:22 PM   #1076
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Are we going to do fantasy again?

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Old 08-29-2018, 06:33 AM   #1077
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not sure of anyone else, but as i said above, i'm out

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Old 08-31-2018, 08:46 AM   #1078
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Ditto for me. Just too much going on next few months.

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Old 08-31-2018, 09:38 AM   #1079
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There's only 6 teams left, might as well stick a fork in it.

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Football fans:

I'm playing in a game of NFL PEEHS. What this means is that you want the most obscure correct answer to every question.

Here are the questions:

#1 (Week 1) - Name a team that won its season-opener in 2017, that will lose theirs in 2018
#2 (Week 2) - Name a team that will be undefeated at the end of Week 2
#3 (Week 3) - Name a team that will have lost its home opener by the end of Week 3
#4 (Week 4) - Name an RB that will have had a 100-yard rushing game by the end of Week 4
#5 (Week 5) - Name a QB that will have had multiple 300-yard passing games by the end of Week 5
#6 (Week 6) - Name a team that will have scored a DEF TD and/or a ST TD by the end of Week 6
#7 (Week 7) - Name a K that will have made a FG of 50 yards or longer by the end of Week 7
#8 (Week 8) - Name a QB that will be in the Top 10 for QB Rating at the end of Week 8 (qualified leaders only) (QBR has no bearing on this question)
#9 (Week 9) - Name a defensive player that will be in the Top 20 for combined tackles at the end of Week 9
#10 (Week 10) - Name a team that will be in the Top 10 for Points For at the end of Week 10
#11 (Week 11) - Name a player that will score at least 1 point@joe millerin a winning effort@joe millerin either London or Mexico City by the end of Week 11 (passing TD's are excluded for this question)
#12 (Week 12) - Name a player that will score a TD on Thanksgiving Thursday, in any of the 3 games (passing TD's are excluded for this question)
#13 (Week 13) - Name a team that will be leading or co-leading its division at the end of Week 13
#14 (Week 14) - Name a team that will have held an opponent to single-digits in points (or have shut them out) by the end of Week 14
#15 (Week 15) - Name a WR/RB/TE that will be in the Top 20 for receiving performances (in terms of number of receptions in a game) at the end of Week 15
#16 (Week 16) - Name a team that will have clinched a playoff spot by the end of Week 16
#17 (Season's End) - Name a QB that will finish the 2018 season with at least 25 TD passes
#18 (Season's End) - Name an RB that will finish the 2018 season with at least 1,000 yards rushing
#19 (Season's End) - Name a WR/TE that will finish the 2018 season with at least 1,000 yards receiving
#20 (Season's End) - Name a team that missed the playoffs in 2017, that will make them in 2018
#21 (Season's End) - Name a team that made the playoffs in 2017, that will miss them in 2018
#22 (Season's End) - Name a team that will defeat the Philadelphia Eagles during the 2018 regular season
#23 (Season's End) - Name a player (kicker or otherwise) that will score at least 100 points during the 2018 season (passing TD's count as '0', and fantasy scoring/DFS has no bearing on this question)
#24 (Season's End) - Name a team that will record at least 3 wins versus the other conference during the 2018 regular season
#25 (Season's End) - Name a team that will finish the 2018 regular season with a negative point differential (differentials of '0' will be scored as incorrect)

Here's what I answered:

Atlanta Falcons
Washington Redskins
Oakland Raiders
Dalvin Cook
Jimmy Garoppolo
Philadelphia Eagles
Greg Zuerlein
Jimmy Garoppolo
Christian Kirksey
New Orleans Saints
Jake Elliott
Michael Thomas
Houston Texans
New Orleans Saints
Michael Thomas
Philadelphia Eagles
Jimmy Garoppolo
Dalvin Cook
Michael Thomas
Houston Texans
Jacksonville Jaguars
Los Angeles Rams
Greg Zuerlein
Philadelphia Eagles
Washington Redskins

Is there anything I've made an obvious mistake with? I don't mean if I answered something that's not likely but possible I mean if I answered something that's practically impossible.

Did I answer a guy who's not playing in the correct position or who is injured? Did I pick a team who doesn't play on the stated day or something else obvious like that?

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