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Vikings 8 @ Bengals 37
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49ers 3 @ Eagles 42
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Rams 17 @ Cardinals 12
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Vikings 8 @ Bengals 37

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Jeremy
Last week hurt badly. Cinci is no pushover anymore, luckily early indications are that the Vikes may have got the defense turned around. Daunte has to have a big week other wise the "it was Randy all along" people will start getting on his case. In order for that to happen the offensive line needs to get any kind of running game going. I'm crossing my fingers that the offensive lines' dismal play last week can me attributed to Chris Hovan instructing the team on all the guys weaknesses.
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If they can give the Defense more than 3 minutes of rest in the game, I think the Vikings will be alright this week.
Vikings 23 - Bengals 15
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Well, this game should be about the same as last week for Minnesota, except they're playing a more talented offense and they're on the road. So they got that going for them. Ok, against them.
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Well well well. Last week's game sure was enjoyable, until I had to sit through my game. Daunte forgot what team he was supposed to be the leader of. I bet somewhere, in some strange land, Randy is laughing. I mean wow. Oh wait and then there was my game. I'm gonna go with the Bengals just because everyone seems to think so highly of them.

Browns 26 @ Packers 24

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Jeremy
If this were week 5 I would pick Green Bay here but I think they might be reeling from the Javon situation a bit too much right now. I find that whole saga a bit too ironic, even though I know it's a coincidence. Look for Super Agent Drew to turn Javon into the poster boy of why you should hold out and for his client holdout list to grow exponentially.
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In terms of suckage levels: Cleveland < Green Bay < Doug Mientkiewicz.
Browns 14 - Packers 0
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I don't know if I can name a player on either of these teams. Ok that's not true. Travis Jervey.
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Sarah
"Instant Karma's gonna get you
Gonna look you right in the face
Better get yourself together darlin'
Join the human race
How in the world you gonna see
Laughin' at fools like me
Who in the hell d'you think you are
A super star
Well, right you are"

Ok, but who's karma got hurt? Javon's for even thinking about holding out or the Packers for not even considering giving Walker a raise? The fact remains that we lost our best receiver three quarters into the season. However, when we won the Super Bowl, we lost Brooks for the season. So, who knows.

This game is a pretty special one, Reggie's number is being retired, and I think everyone is going to play their best. The Packers, while one of the oldest professional organizations out there, have the least amount of retired numbers. Reggie truly turned our team around. One of the reasons he came to Green Bay was because he believed in the young Favre and what he could do for the team. With White on board, other greats soon followed and a Super Bowl was within reach. Thank you Minister of Defense for everything.

And we all shine on.


Chiefs 23 @ Raiders 17

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Randy came up big for me last week. I have a feeling he'll be kept off the field a lot by KC attempting to run all over Oakland.
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Both teams should wear Elephants on their uniforms. Chiefs 77 (11 TDs from Trent Green) - Raiders 40 (5 TDs and 2pt. conversions from 3rd String FB Omar Easy)
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In a brilliant move, the networks are apparently showing every Oakland game on national tv this year just to upset Viking fans. Actually I don't really care. Moss can score a hundred touchdowns, it really doesn't change much.
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The Raiders sure are getting a lot of national games right away. I wonder if it has anything to do with their new acquisition. The Raiders looked pretty impressive against the Patriots. I didn't see the ending, but I'm sure they're ok to beat the Kansas City, who looked pretty good against the sorrowful Jets.

Giants 27 @ Saints 10

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N.Y. Giants @ New Orleans @ N.Y. Giants.

It's really a shame that all that had to go down like it did. I really have nothing to add here that has to pertain to football, but since the game is in New York I'll add this about Hurricane Katrina.

I don't know if it's people caught up in the moment, or if they forgot what it was like 4+ years ago, but can we stop pretending or calling hurricane Katrina a bigger tragedy than 9/11?

9/11 was senseless human on human violence, it changed the way people, as a whole, looked at the world forever. No one felt safe, even people in towns of 500 people made up reasons like "we're 50% of the tri-state-area's beet supply" as reasons that they weren't off limits to potential attacks.

Hurricane Katrina, and more specifically New Orleans, was a disaster waiting to happen, plain and simple. You can't build a huge city on land that is below sea level and surrounded by water where the only major ways in and out are bridges and not expect something to happen. Is it sad? Yes. Is the governmental ineptitude it exposed at the local, state, and federal level for a very foreseeable event that we saw slowly making it's way across the Gulf scary? A little. Is it a bigger tragedy than 9/11? Not even close. Not if the body count hits hundreds of thousands.

I would argue that Columbine was a bigger tragedy than hurricane Katrina. To me senseless, possibly preventable, human imposed suffering automatically beats out any highly likely weather phenomenon in the tragedy department.

Back to football.
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I know New Orleans will be the sentimental favorites, but I'm going with the Giants.
Giants Defense 24 - Saints 17
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Jon
I just read that Tiki Barber is donating 100 dollars for every yard he gets during this game. I know he's rich and everything, but that's still a pretty good donation. Quick, what's that equal if he gains a hundred yards? If you said 1,000 dollars, you're wrong. It's 10,000. Also, he's going to give 500 dollars for every touchdown he scores, but since Brandon Jacobs doesn't like charity, he's going to take the ball at the goal line.
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New Orleans, huh what can I say. They showed they have the heart to win this season. However, I'm gonna go with the Giants just because they scored so many points last week.

Redskins 14 @ Cowboys 13

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Cowboys vs Indians, what a tragedy.
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In the category of old, unretired coaches, I like Gibbs over Parcells. The Potatoes suck, however, so I'll go with the Dallas.
Cowboys 26 - Potatoes 12
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This is a huge game if you're over the age of 50. To the rest of us, it's more of an eye sore.
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Wow, Bledsoe is back. Not really, I guess the Chargers just missed Gates. Washington sucks and can't beat the Cowboys. Or maybe it's the other way around. Regardless, chalk up a win to the evil Cowboys.
matt.jpgMatt - 3355 Posts
09/14/2005 @ 11:20:52 PM
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Setting: Complaint Department

Ziggy: "Jeremy is stealing Matt's ideas"


Week 13, 2002 (see Washington at Dallas Comment)
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jeremy.jpgJeremy - Always thinking of, but never about, the children.
09/14/2005 @ 11:53:47 PM
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I dont know if I can "steal your ideas" from that week given that my comments from that week were along the same lines as well.
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09/15/2005 @ 12:36:13 AM
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I realize that, but if I recall, my comments that week were in before yours, so I will stand by my previous comment.

Next thing I know, you'll start making Doug Mientkiewicz jokes and say that everything sucks :)
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09/17/2005 @ 08:17:13 AM
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It's go time tomorrow, we need to get this thing up and running people, I say we go on without Jon. :) I'm going to win the season anyway. Look at last week, I blew everyone away.
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scott.jpgScott - You're going to have to call your hardware guy. It's not a software issue.
09/17/2005 @ 04:57:04 PM
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I think there is arguable connection between Javon Walker holding out and then getting hurt in the first game. Maybe by holding out and not participating in the "optional" minicamps, he lost just a spec of a step that maybe would have given him an opportunity to shed the tackler that ended his season. Probably just coincidince or bad luck, but not out of this world possible. I've give my picks later on before the start of the games tomorrow. I'm at work at the moment.
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09/17/2005 @ 11:55:33 PM
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Baltimore, Buffalo, Chicago, Indianapolis, Cincinatti, New England, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Atlanta, St. Louis, Green Bay, New York Jets, San Diego, Kansas City, NY Giants, Dallas.

I'm so screwed up after week 1, with 5 of the 6 NFC playoff teams losing, and the only reason it wasn't all 6 is because 2 of them played each other, so unfortunately somebody had to win. I was close to picking Arizona over St. Louis, but I'm going with the fluke theory of why the Rams lost to the 49ers. That's also why I went with the Bears of the Lions. The Lions are facing a team with a better defense than the team they played last week, and since Ahmad Carrol doesn't play for the Bears, the refs won't call them for any defensive holdings or hands to the face.

PS, I agree very much with Jeremy's comments under the Giants-Saints game, which by the way, I heard that Giants Stadium is going to be decorated in Saints gear to make it feel more like a homegame for the Saints. Maybe they will actually forget that there isn't a roof overhead.
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jeremy.jpgJeremy - 8953 Posts
09/18/2005 @ 12:02:56 AM
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That makes like 4 things we've argeed on and 2348923742709423 we havent :)
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sarah.jpgSarah - 4091 Posts
09/18/2005 @ 12:06:17 PM
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I'm not going to say anything because then last time something good happened to him last time.
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09/18/2005 @ 12:08:12 PM
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wow, the vikings decide to suck right out of the gun in this game
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09/18/2005 @ 12:22:17 PM
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If Hanson's hurt that badly, why wouldn't detroit pick up another kicker or something? i mean i haven't really looked at the game, so i don't know if they tried for the xp or tried for the 2 pts, but that's going to kick them in the butt.
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jeremy.jpgJeremy - 8953 Posts
09/18/2005 @ 01:19:45 PM
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The Vikings have to be the worst team in the league at this point. Right?
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scott.jpgScott - 6225 Posts
09/18/2005 @ 01:36:30 PM
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Well, the packers haven't played yet today, but until then I think they have the lock.
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jeremy.jpgJeremy - 8953 Posts
09/18/2005 @ 01:47:25 PM
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I don't see how the packers could launch a suck campaign to compete with this. I mean the Vikings are trying to make this count for 2 losses.
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scott.jpgScott - You're going to have to call your hardware guy. It's not a software issue.
09/18/2005 @ 01:52:58 PM
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Ok, fine, you win. The Vikings suck more than the Packers:)
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09/18/2005 @ 02:30:34 PM
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bench culpepper
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09/18/2005 @ 02:38:09 PM
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Agreed.

If for no other reason than you should pull starters out of a game when it's a blowout
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hoochpage.JPGSarah - So's your face
09/18/2005 @ 04:44:39 PM
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Why am I seeing highlights? Why am I not seeing the Packers retiring Reggie's number? I am mad at CBS.
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09/18/2005 @ 04:58:44 PM
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Fantasy wise I'm having a poor week. But I will give myself props for continuing riduculing my coworkers during the week that thought the Lions were a lock to destroy the Bears. Harrington is the second worst QB ever (after Daunte). In fact, in one of my other leagues I ditched Carolina's D and picked up Chicago. Bout the only thing I've done right though this week. Go Bucks!!
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jeremy.jpgJeremy - 8953 Posts
09/18/2005 @ 06:08:15 PM
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Packers are in last place. Vikings are in worst place. Ding.
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09/19/2005 @ 04:22:38 PM
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The Badgers host Michigan this weekend. Should be a good game.
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scott.jpgScott - 6225 Posts
09/20/2005 @ 08:51:34 AM
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Rock Bottom Mikes Sherman and Tice cover the bottom of NFL's Coach's approval ratings. Way to go guys.
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09/20/2005 @ 01:06:45 PM
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Week 2, 22nd comment. Everyone must still be watching baseball instead. I think last night was a case of prevent defense preventing the Cowboys from winning. Moss isn't that big, you need to get someone in his face off the line. After being in 4th after week 1 and winning in all my head-to-head leagues, I dropped to 11th and lost all 3 games this week. Oh the joys of week 2.

At least Tice doesn't have to worry about his GM approval ratings, cause I think Sherman takes the cake there too for his previous efforts. In fact, his biggest problem as a coach is that he screwed himself as the GM.
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09/20/2005 @ 02:43:11 PM
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If anyone needs a RB in fantasy, D. Davis, Carnell Williams, or Larry Johnson are all on the trading block. I'm looking for a good WR or QB.
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09/20/2005 @ 05:28:27 PM
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Yeah, I wouldn't be suprised if the Packers dropped Sherman like an Ahman Green handoff after the season. They could trade Green too, he's still got some trade value.
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09/20/2005 @ 07:08:44 PM
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Ha

We were duscussing this at work and never reached a decision.

What is worse, losing horribly and playing horribly against a good team, or playing decently and still losing to the worst team in the league?
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09/20/2005 @ 09:06:29 PM
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Saints miffed over 'home' loss at Giants Stadium

To me, Haslett and Brooks come off as ungrateful assholes. The NFL had to make a quick decision regarding this game in the aftermath of the hurricane, and playing at Giants Stadium was the easiest option. Obviously it wasn't the most ideal situation for the Saints but come on, your city is underwater, there are going to be some inconveniences.

It seems to me that the NFL and the Giants tried their best to be make the Saints feel welcome and appreciated at Giants Stadium, and the best the Saints could do was to act like ungrateful houseguests, complaining about how bad they had it.
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09/20/2005 @ 09:15:27 PM
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I disagree. It could have been played in one of a million neutral sites.

It isnt fair to the saints, nor the cowboys, redskins, and eagles, nor any nfc team
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09/20/2005 @ 10:11:39 PM
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In the article Haslett and Brooks both say they got outplayed and the venue wasn't why they lost the game, so big whoop.

A loss is a loss.
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09/21/2005 @ 12:08:15 AM
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Wow, Jeremy and I are on fire. I agree with Aaron Brookes as well. Don't call it a home game if it ain't a home game. I think it it could have been played somewhere else. Obviously the stadium didn't cause them to commit like 5 turnovers, but talk about being somewhat humiliated from the get go, and then add in a poorly played game. Having their name painted in the endzones probably didn't really do anything to make them feel welcomed.

Doug Davis struck out 10 cubs tonight, including getting Derrick Lee 4 times, once with the bases loaded in the seventh. The Brewers need to go 7-5 to guarantee a .500 or better season. He's hoping...
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matt.jpgMatt - 3355 Posts
09/21/2005 @ 01:51:55 AM
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Yes, it probably could have been played other places but, while it may not seem that short of a time to us, to the NFL three weeks notice is probably cutting it close. I think they wanted to make a decision on the first game quickly in order to have enough time to make whatever arrangements that were needed. They decided then to go with the best choice for the time frame, a NFL stadium that offered to host, and that the league knew could pull it off easily.

Sure, the painted endzone, the home uniforms and such probably didn't make it feel like a home game, but it was still a good faith gesture, and for Brooks to call it "patronizing" seems unnecessary.
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newalex.jpgicbeast - I was too weak to give in Too strong to lose
09/22/2005 @ 01:38:21 PM
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Isn't it heresy or something for you to pick up Favre?
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scott.jpgScott - 6225 Posts
09/22/2005 @ 02:31:30 PM
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who picked up Favre?
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09/22/2005 @ 05:07:21 PM
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JEREMY'S A SELLOUT!!!! ;)
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