Colts and saints! (in Off-topic)

Kefeck [Demonic Serenity] January 24 2010 10:35 PM EST

Would of been nice to see favre make it to the super bowl, but hey with all those turnovers it's crazy they were even in the game.

Do we have any predictions for the super bowl?

AdminTal Destra [C and S Forgery Lmtd.] January 24 2010 10:37 PM EST

ill put 100k on the saints if anyone wants to bet

Kefeck [Demonic Serenity] January 24 2010 10:41 PM EST

I'll take that bet tal! :)

kevlar January 25 2010 12:14 AM EST

Very intense game! I can't believe with Minnesota's fumble-thon they even had the score tied at the end of regulation. So MANY what if's. Favre's decision on that last interception to throw back into the middle of the field after scrambling to the side is such a big no-no, yet he did it - sealed his own fate. It seemed he had soo much room to just advance the ball and slide whenever and call a TO to let the FG kicker have an even better shot. With all the turnovers that had already happened, and how good he is, that just made me cringe. I also didn't like the Viking's coach not tossing the red flag when the Saints player dropped to his knee, then extended the ball into the endzone and the ruling was a TD on that one play. IF they held them to a FG, they could have possibly won without overtime. Then in OT... the pass interference call with the ball flying like 10 feet over the receivers head...
Oh well, with the Steelers out, I'm pretty impartial, but I do have to admit, watching Favre is like watching a warrior... the guy takes hits and pops back up, 309? consecutive starts... and he passed Montana this game for the most yards during the playoffs. I found myself rooting for the Vikings more and more, and the thought of Favre (the one with all the records) vs. Manning (the one breaking all the records) would have been one heck of a SB matchup.
Payton and Brees and some of the other players of that Saints team sure have turned that franchise around, and it is their first SB trip. Still a cool outcome. One of the best conference championships I have ever seen.

TheHatchetman January 25 2010 12:54 AM EST

I missed the whole game up until the Saints' last drive, and just wow... Colts have some trouble coming with a team that has one receiver able to jump 8 feet off the ground (he obviously could have if that Pass Interference was called on a catchable ball...), and another receiver that doesn't even need to make the ball stop moving when it hits the ground to make a catch.

Saw the replay of Favre's pick at the end and I still don't understand it... no need to throw, no need to take a hit or even slide... He had a clear path for 4-5 yards before stepping out of bounds (yardage gain + ball 100% safe + stopped clock = Come on man!!!), but decided to make the throw every QB coach from high school to the NFL will tell you not to even_try_...

I love watching Reggie Bush (Admitedly, I loved even more watching the QB he beat out for the Heisman run 118 more yards than him in a championship game :P), and I've always kinda liked the Saints as a team. But I would love nothing more than to watch the Colts run away with a 30+ point victory without "assistance" from the referees. My money is on Manning.

smallpau1 - Go Blues [Lower My Fees] January 25 2010 1:08 AM EST

Im glad Favre is not in it, Favre is all about Favre, and nobody else. When he left GB, he said, (reworded by me, obviously, lol), "meh, I wanna come back to the NFL for 1 or 2 more years, but GB isn't going anywhere close to the Super Bowl," so he request a leave from G to play elsewhere. Because Favre didn't go to the Super Bowl and win it, we'll see him next year unfortunately.

kevlar January 25 2010 1:41 AM EST

Hatch, if you ever see the entire game.. you'll want to pull even more hair out, heeh.

Smallpau, that isn't even close to what happened with Favre in GB. He kept pulling the retirement card on them nearly every year and kept them in 'lambo' (pun on limbo) with his long decision making process that always took them into the pre-season months of practice. GB ultimately said enough is enough with the retire-comeback drama and went with Rogers. GB still had a say on his contract though, and they wouldn't let him sign with the Vikings (because they would have to play vs. him 2 divisional games) so they made a deal with the Jets because Favre wouldn't retire. He got injured with the Jets and had a crappy year, and they went with Sanchez this year... but at that point they could deal him to the Vikings. And here we are.... but after watching his wife's reaction all throughout the game, I think he is done. BUT, if the drama continues... they would be one heck of a team next year. Minus Favre, the Vikings are toast without a replacement QB. T. Jackson is horrible.

smallpau1 - Go Blues [Lower My Fees] January 25 2010 2:49 AM EST

Tonight after the game:

"I can't print anything for you guys, but I'm going out on top, one way or another?"

- Favre

Conceited? I think very much so.

smallpau1 - Go Blues [Lower My Fees] January 25 2010 3:04 AM EST

On March 4, 2008, Favre formally announced his retirement.[56][57][58] Although Favre stated that he had been willing to play another year, he felt that another season would only be successful if he led his team to another Super Bowl victory. He added the chances for a Super Bowl win are small, and that he wasn't up for the challenge. At his press conference, Favre openly wept about leaving the NFL. He stated that his decision, regardless of what was being said in the media, had nothing to do with what the Packers did or didn't do. He said, seemingly contradictory to Cook's statements, that his decision to retire was based on the fact that he didn't want to play anymore. He said during the conference, "I know I can play, but I don't think I want to. And that's really what it comes down to."[58]

On July 2, 2008, it was reported that Favre was in contact with the Packers about a possible return to the team.[59] On July 11, 2008, Favre sent a letter to the Packers asking for his unconditional release to allow him to play for another NFL team.[60] Packers general manager Ted Thompson announced he would not grant Favre an unconditional release[61] and reaffirmed the organization's commitment to Aaron Rodgers as its new quarterback.[62] Complicating matters is Favre's unique contract giving him the leverage to void any potential trade by not reporting to the camp of the team he might be traded to if the Packers elect to go that route.[63]

Favre spoke publicly for the first time about his potential comeback in a July 14, 2008, interview with Greta Van Susteren on the Fox News Channel's On the Record with Greta Van Susteren. In the interview, Favre said he was "guilty of retiring early," that he was "never fully committed" to retirement, and that he was pressured by the Packers to make a decision before the NFL Draft and the start of the free agent signing period.[64] Favre disputed the notion that he doesn't want to play for Green Bay and said that while he understands the organization has decided to move on, they should now allow him to do the same. He made clear that he would not return to the Packers as a backup and reiterated his desire to be released rather than traded, which would allow him the freedom to play for a competitive team. Favre also accused the Packers of being dishonest, wishing the team would have been straightforward with him and the public.[65]

That first part, sure seems like what I said was true, Kev... "Although Favre stated that he had been willing to play another year, he felt that another season would only be successful if he led his team to another Super Bowl victory. He added the chances for a Super Bowl win are small, and that he wasn't up for the challenge."

In other words, he said, screw GB, I want to play for a team that WILL win next year, can anyone say Hossa from Penguins 2 years ago? playing for Detroit last year, look where that went, he lost to his old team in the Stanley Cup, I was ROFL'ing.

TheHatchetman January 25 2010 3:42 AM EST

Favre said screw GB when they told him to ride the bench behind Rogers.

smallpau1 - Go Blues [Lower My Fees] January 25 2010 3:48 AM EST

Hatch, say your local Gas station was out of Dr Pepper, would you wait for them to get a new load in the next day to buy your Dr Pepper, or would you just go home without or get it elsewhere?

Well, same for GB and Favre, lol.

smallpau1 - Go Blues [Lower My Fees] January 25 2010 3:48 AM EST

*or would you go with Pibb? (Rodgers, =P )

Miandrital January 25 2010 4:01 AM EST

Hatch, say your local Gas station was out of Dr Pepper, would you wait for them to get a new load in the next day to buy your Dr Pepper, or would you just go home without or get it elsewhere?

Its kinda like that. I'd modify it a little though:

Its like the gas station was out of dr. pepper, but the new load may or may not arrive the next day, and when it does arrive it might be flat, or it might be ice cold and delicious. Oh, and if it does arrive, you would have to pay for the dr.pepper and the coca cola on the shelf, but you can only drink one at a time.

TheHatchetman January 25 2010 9:04 AM EST

I made the mistake of assuming the Coca Cola was Diet TAB, and likely woulda went elsewhere. But if on my way out of the store the clerk stops me to let me know they found one more bottle (or season) of Dr. Pepper, I'd gladly take it. To walk home drinking a Diet TAB with a Dr. Pepper in my pocket is lunacy. And to say the Dr. Pepper jumped out of my pocket because it didn't think I'd make it home is just 23 flavors of unfair when I know it was just upset that I was drinking a different soda and my Dr. Pepper just wanted someone to drink it.

j'bob January 25 2010 10:50 AM EST

I thought TAB was diet. Is there a TAB and Diet TAB? cause that'll make me rethink things? And what if after too much time Dr Pepper turned to Shasta? I mean you don't take a chance on paying full price for the Pepper only to wind up with Shasta. Cuz remember Jolt Cola? It was allll the rage! Flavor of the week. Sure some people still drink it but it's definately on the sidelines more often than not, ifits even sold in the stadium anymore. And then what if your Pepper was only any good if you could have it on ice? But should you be forced to buy ice seperately when the 7UP is already cold? Meh, I'll stick with coffee.

TheHatchetman January 25 2010 3:58 PM EST

Dr. Pepper's been established since 1885 (much like Favre? :P). I trust it ^_^

Far as Favre not thinking Green Bay had a chance at a Super Bowl, that's a ridiculous play on his wording. They lost by a field goal in overtime, one game away from the Super Bowl, to a team that went on to win the Super Bowl against the "undefeated" Patriots.

winner winner January 25 2010 8:34 PM EST

I'm willing to put up to 5m on the Saints.

Miandrital January 25 2010 8:50 PM EST

I'll put 5 mil on the Colts SK :)

winner winner January 25 2010 8:51 PM EST

sounds good
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