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Author Topic: NFL Thread 2019-2020  (Read 63627 times)

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Re: NFL Thread 2019-2020
« Reply #25 on: August 23, 2019, 03:46:12 AM »
CFL fields are 110 yards long.  So they are playing on a 90 yeard field. 

True, but the field was set up as a regulation NFL 100-yard field, so it was actually an 80-yard field.

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« Reply #26 on: August 23, 2019, 07:52:47 AM »
True, but the field was set up as a regulation NFL 100-yard field, so it was actually an 80-yard field.

Yes.  Thank you for the correction.
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Re: NFL Thread 2019-2020
« Reply #27 on: August 24, 2019, 08:36:51 PM »
Andrew Luck retiring. So unlucky with injuries.

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« Reply #28 on: August 24, 2019, 08:41:37 PM »
Just gonna throw these out there for discussion’s sake, my best value bets heading into season. All lines from Bovada. I don’t necessarily predict these things will happen, but like the value.

Bills +300 to make playoffs

I like their schedule, they honestly should start 3-0, and then get the Pats at home. Josh Allen was sneaky good down the stretch last year.

Offensive Rookie of the Year - Miles Sanders +1600

I’m not buying Kyler Murray stock in 2019, I think the Cardinals are going to be a train wreck. I think Sanders becomes the lead back in Philly in an offense that will be putting up leads early and he’ll get a big workload.

Vikings +240 to win NFC North

I won’t be surprised at who wins the North, but there’s too much value here to ignore.

Texans +285 to win AFC South

This is my favorite on the board. Is Andrew Luck ok? Even if he is ok, are the Colts that much better than the Texans?  Duke Johnson might be better than Lamar Miller, or the Texans have the cap space to trade for Melvin Gordon.

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« Reply #29 on: August 24, 2019, 08:53:19 PM »
Sorry, just saw the Andrew Luck news after my post, obviously changes everything in the AFC South.
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« Reply #30 on: August 24, 2019, 09:02:27 PM »
Sorry, just saw the Andrew Luck news after my post, obviously changes everything in the AFC South.

Been texting with his agent, we just released commercial with Andrew three days ago.  To say everyone is stunned is an understatement.  Such a great guy, I feel for him.  One of my all time athletes to work with.  Still waiting to get actual confirmation from his agent.
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« Reply #31 on: August 24, 2019, 10:34:47 PM »
Not a good look by the Indy faithful tonight.

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« Reply #32 on: August 24, 2019, 10:58:58 PM »
Not a good look by the Indy faithful tonight.

Yeah, Andrew not happy about it either. 
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« Reply #33 on: August 25, 2019, 12:12:35 AM »
I'm not used to stunning retirements from players that don't play for the Lions
Nobody says "It's only a game" when their team is winning.

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« Reply #34 on: August 25, 2019, 03:05:01 AM »
Been texting with his agent, we just released commercial with Andrew three days ago.  To say everyone is stunned is an understatement.  Such a great guy, I feel for him.  One of my all time athletes to work with.  Still waiting to get actual confirmation from his agent.

Maybe Charlie Sheen is available?  That was the worst marketing deal ever made until Andrew. Who inked those? Very Traditional Deal.

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« Reply #35 on: August 25, 2019, 09:04:19 AM »
Maybe Charlie Sheen is available?  That was the worst marketing deal ever made until Andrew. Who inked those? Very Traditional Deal.

Squirmy...in Montana!

The guy who did the Charlie Sheen deal is now the number 2 marketing guy at Apple.  Same guy that did many of those campaigns.

The Luck deal was fantastic, great partner and obviously the entire football world caught by surprise.  Now time to make lemonade out of lemons.
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« Reply #36 on: August 25, 2019, 09:23:29 AM »
I feel like this Andrew Luck early retirement has been tossed around for years.

Correct me if I’m wrong, but I always remembered hearing that Luck wasn’t always 100% in on the NFL and his ultimate interests were elsewhere.

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« Reply #37 on: August 25, 2019, 09:36:33 AM »
I think Luck loved football when he was feeling well.  I'm sure the last couple of years has sapped his joy of the game.  At least he has alternatives.
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« Reply #38 on: August 25, 2019, 09:39:28 AM »
I feel like this Andrew Luck early retirement has been tossed around for years.

Correct me if I’m wrong, but I always remembered hearing that Luck wasn’t always 100% in on the NFL and his ultimate interests were elsewhere.

He has some other interests, made some smart investments with some of his endorsements instead of $$$ got equity which has been huge for him.

He is a smart guy and surrounded by smart people.  His dad is the commissioner of the XFL....his agent is his uncle who used to be high up in pro soccer ranks here in the states.  Andrew recently got married to his long time girlfriend, he will be fine but this was still a stunner.  Yes he has been in a ton of pain.  When we shot our commercial we had to be very careful because he was rehabilitating.  A lot of these guys, they are banged up later in life and the money is so massive now, they are saying they don’t need to put their bodies through it.  Still, walking away from $70 million guaranteed and a really good team is shocking.  I was expecting this more like early 30’s.  Wish nothing but the best for him and his wife.  Truly an awesome guy.
"I hate everything about this job except the games, Everything. I don't even get affected anymore by the winning, by the ratings, those things. The trouble is, it will sound like an excuse because we've never won the national championship, but winning just isn't all that important to me.” Al McGuire

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« Reply #39 on: August 25, 2019, 10:14:51 AM »
Maybe Charlie Sheen is available?  That was the worst marketing deal ever made until Andrew. Who inked those? Very Traditional Deal.



I'm curious, are you suggesting people should have known about this?  Players, media, teams calling this the biggest sports shock announcement since Magic retirement.  NFL counterparts, no one knew until yesterday.  They are in massive scramble mode.  I'm not really sure what you are suggesting here.

By the way, the fact you remember to this day Charlie Sheen means it made an impact to you....great deal.  That's what marketers and advertisers do, try to cut through and make an impression.  Thank you for acknowledging that with your comments on a commercial from 12 years ago and again 7 years ago that STILL resonates with you and made that impression.  BEAUTIFUL.  EXACTLY WHAT WE ARE PAID TO DO.  LOL  ;D

As for Luck and his creative chops, he did some good work. Like movies or tv shows, some commercials work great, some not as great.  Players are picked for many reasons...appeal, geographic pull, the team he plays for, position, etc.  Some players more controversial, some less, but there is a method to the madness.  He was an absolute pleasure.


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« Reply #40 on: August 25, 2019, 10:33:44 AM »
Been texting with his agent, we just released commercial with Andrew three days ago.  To say everyone is stunned is an understatement.  Such a great guy, I feel for him.  One of my all time athletes to work with.  Still waiting to get actual confirmation from his agent.

Did we get confirmation yet that this is real?

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« Reply #41 on: August 25, 2019, 10:45:34 AM »
I'm sure the last couple of years has sapped his joy of the game. At least he has alternatives.

That's exactly what he said at his news conference, almost the exact words.

He is richer than most huge lottery winners, and he could get hired today for big-money jobs as an assistant coach or broadcaster, if that's what he wants. Or he can just sit around and live off his interest and dividends. He is in better financial shape than 99.9% of Americans. (You didn't say differently, Sultan. I'm just amplifying the thought.)

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« Reply #42 on: August 25, 2019, 11:51:39 AM »
Did we get confirmation yet that this is real?

LOL.  Yup. His agent didn't expect it to break until today when they planned on communicating to all of his sponsors, etc, so they were in crazy response mode in real time.  What a night and morning.  Happy for Andrew and Nicole....and their first child on the way.
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« Reply #45 on: August 30, 2019, 06:38:16 AM »
That’s funny. He only missed a “doink” by about 20 feet.

The funniest part is I don’t think I’ve ever heard a commentator actively root for a kicker so hard in my life...and it’s a preseason extra point.


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« Reply #47 on: August 30, 2019, 07:05:35 AM »
I really don't understand Nagy's obsession with the "double doink" this offseason.  I think all it has done is unnecessarily amp up the pressure on whatever kicker they decide to go with.  This shank wouldn't even be an issue otherwise.
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« Reply #48 on: August 30, 2019, 07:45:40 AM »
I really don't understand Nagy's obsession with the "double doink" this offseason.  I think all it has done is unnecessarily amp up the pressure on whatever kicker they decide to go with.  This shank wouldn't even be an issue otherwise.

100% agree, they’ve handled it terribly. This situation still puts me firmly in the jury is still out on Nagy. Lot of meatball over enthusiasts for him, I feel like I’m his biggest critic. The SI article on the kicking situation this offseason was interesting to say the least, lot of dumb stuff by the Bears.
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« Reply #49 on: August 30, 2019, 07:58:51 AM »
I really don't understand Nagy's obsession with the "double doink" this offseason.  I think all it has done is unnecessarily amp up the pressure on whatever kicker they decide to go with.  This shank wouldn't even be an issue otherwise.

Yup.

I was also listening to a recent PMT podcast with Morten Andersen and he said Cody Parkey used to practice hitting the uprights and said it's no wonder he hit them on that kick.  Hilarious that he used to practice that.