This thing is pretty damn awesome:
The winning line from week 13:
schoolofruckus 11 11 Atl Buf Chi Ind GB Hou KC SF NE NYJ Den SD Cle Bal Dal NYG 48.
Nice job on a tough week. You benefitted from bmerritt forgetting his tie breaker.
Wes gets 7 wins for forgetting to pick.
After 3 Quarters:
1 Fourthisto 132 132 60 68.75%
2 Unit300021 131 131 61 68.23%
3 TomAz 127 127 65 66.15%
4 menik 126 126 66 65.63%
5 TomServo 126 126 66 65.63%
6 icedKeg 125 125 67 65.10%
7 Shaxspear 124 124 68 64.58%
8 santasutt 123 123 69 64.06%
9 theklein25 123 123 69 64.06%
10 TallGuyCM 122 122 70 63.54%
11 Darth_Bater 120 120 72 62.50%
12 schoolofruckus 119 119 73 61.98%
13 flea73 116 116 76 60.42%
14 TommyboyHamWater 116 116 76 60.42%
15 gillster17 116 116 76 60.42%
16 bemerritt 116 116 76 60.42%
17 tubesock shakur 113 113 79 58.85%
18 playadelwes 112 112 80 58.33%
19 PassiveTheory 112 112 80 58.33%
Not too surprising: Sources: Chargers to fire Norv Turner, A.J. Smith at end of season
They should also get rid of Phillip Rivers, talk about a streaky QB. One of the worst decision makers in the league with so much talent.
Not the worst alternative to kickoffs. Although a team with strong passing game would benefit most from the new 'onsides' alternative.
According to ESPN.com, Goodell and Rich McKay, the head of the league's competition committee, have discussed an idea in which a team, instead of kicking off, would get the ball at its own 30-yard line in a fourth-and-15 situation. The team then would punt the ball away or, to replace an onside kick, could go for it and, if it failed to get a first down, the opposing squad would start with great field position.
Surprise onside kicks convert at an extremely high 60 percent rate -- and should most likely be attempted way more frequently than they currently are. Fake punts from around 15 yards convert at roughly the same rate as a regular fourth-down attempt -- though keep in mind this is just an estimate since this scenario occurs extremely infrequently. The defense has a much better chance to stop a fake punt that has to convert 15 yards (either a 15-yard run or completion) than they do to recover a bouncing ball where the only requirement is for it to travel 10 yards.
Rob Ryan just got flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct. lul
EDIT* I don't think I've ever seen that before.
Metz - 8/15 - Red 7
Belle & Sebastian - 8/28 - ACL Live
Godspeed You! Black Emperor - 9/14 - The Mohawk
Chelsea Wolfe - 9/19 - The Mohawk
Titus Andronicus - 9/20 - Red 7
Thee Oh Sees - 9/23 - Hotel Vegas
I'm taking that as a good representation of what fan's girlfriends are really like and using her 49ers "vegan options" line to add to my reasons for hating them. Oh and she's pretty hot, except when she's doing the Vikings impression, not a fan of that accent, ever.
"So happy I'm at school on Sunday and studying for Finals and not watching the Cardinals"
- ̶s̶a̶i̶d̶ ̶b̶y̶ ̶n̶o̶ ̶o̶n̶e̶ ̶e̶v̶e̶r̶ said by me on December 9th, 2012 (and totally meaning it!)
Jesus Arizona sucks.
On a better note. RG3 is a beast. One of the best games I have seen in a while. Like I said earlier in the season he needs to get rid of that Vick mind set before he's done in two years or gets herpes.
You gonna be at the stick for the game in a couple weeks tom?
I've spent most of my life watching the Cards fail, and yet, the current losing streak is the longest I've witnessed.
Lombardi time=fucking stupid
Boltz pound the Steelers in the ass. Did it still feel good even while out of contention? Yes, it always feels good delivering the hard one.
This streak by the Seahawks has me worried. If they finish with a better regular season record than the Niners, it's going to cost me a t-shirt and a trip to NY to buy a friend dinner and drinks.
At this point I think Whisenhunt will view it as a relief when he's fired. The guy is a great motivator and a decent x's and o's coach but god damn he cannot evaluate talent to save his life. Ditto Rod Graves. Fire them both, keep Ray Horton as DC, get Todd Haley or Andy Reid or even Norv Turner in here to run the thing, and draft some fucking OTs.