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Title: 2020 pro football thread
Post by: rollntider on February 09, 2020, 11:17:42 AM
Since the new xfl has kicked off. So has anyone checked it out yet? I really like the games yesterday. Hope this league does well.
Title: Re: 2020 pro football thread
Post by: TheNorm on February 10, 2020, 10:11:06 PM
It was enjoyable enough and Iíll watch it again. Not as campy as XFL 1.0 was, and I like some of the different rules for kickoff and XP tries.

I really do want this league to succeed.
Title: Re: 2020 pro football thread
Post by: rollntider on February 19, 2020, 11:38:20 PM
i do also, I enjoyed the AAF but it was missing something. XFL seems like it has that something it was missing.
Title: Re: 2020 pro football thread
Post by: Rigg44 on February 20, 2020, 03:41:29 PM
I have watched two games.  The quality of football seems to be there and I do like some of the innovative rules. So far I hope it makes it. 
Title: Re: 2020 pro football thread
Post by: Crewe on February 20, 2020, 05:24:13 PM
I haven't watched yet, but I hope it finally provides some competition to the NFL
Title: Re: 2020 pro football thread
Post by: rollntider on February 26, 2020, 04:48:35 PM
Ratings are down but doing steady
https://sports.yahoo.com/xfl-viewership-down-again-for-week-3-but-ratings-still-overall-a-win-for-the-league-165801034.html


attendance is up though.
https://www.foxbusiness.com/sports/xfl-attendance-week-3-ratings
Title: Re: 2020 pro football thread
Post by: TheNorm on February 29, 2020, 07:05:47 AM
Things that donít change: Jerry Jones is still a petty fucking idiot.

https://sports.yahoo.com/jerry-jones-no-cowboys-ring-of-honor-for-jimmy-johnson-in-2020-231215502.html

Jimmy Johnson is pretty much the only reason that team won three Super Bowl rings under Jones (that Switzer win is still Jimmyís team IMO, dude was a clown otherwise). Also fairly certain this isnít news to anyone here.

Title: Re: 2020 pro football thread
Post by: Crewe on February 29, 2020, 08:33:36 PM
I just cant...dont even tempt me with Jones.

Ok, Ill bite....
For this that absolve Jones, Ill just say this; the ONLY constant, the one single thing in every single season that is absolutely the same since the last Super Bowl win, is him.
I dont care what anyone says, Johnson was the reason the Cowboys won, period. He set the wheels in motion on the great train robbery, he utilized the draft picks, he built that team.
And that jackass Switzer...that Okie dolt cost the Cowboys 4 in a row, period. His antics in that SF championship game gave the team a crucial penalty and....ok, never mind. but fuck the both of them.
Always and forever. Seriously.
Title: Re: 2020 pro football thread
Post by: rollntider on March 12, 2020, 12:55:50 AM
Things that donít change: Jerry Jones is still a petty fucking idiot.

https://sports.yahoo.com/jerry-jones-no-cowboys-ring-of-honor-for-jimmy-johnson-in-2020-231215502.html

Jimmy Johnson is pretty much the only reason that team won three Super Bowl rings under Jones (that Switzer win is still Jimmyís team IMO, dude was a clown otherwise). Also fairly certain this isnít news to anyone here.
agreed
Title: Re: 2020 pro football thread
Post by: BojackHorsefella on April 10, 2020, 01:08:13 PM
https://mobile.twitter.com/FieldYates/status/1248645590948417536

Not surprising considering what's currently happening. I didn't watch, but if the league had to fail, sucks it had to be this way. I imagine the startup costs were just too much to deal with the current lack of revenue.
Title: Re: 2020 pro football thread
Post by: Crewe on April 10, 2020, 01:27:10 PM
I agree. I was actually enjoying this XFL version.
Maybe they will be able to start up again next year.
Title: Re: 2020 pro football thread
Post by: TheNorm on April 10, 2020, 03:48:20 PM
Now that's a bummer. Really enjoyed watching the XFL this time around and thought it could stick around a bit.
Title: Re: 2020 pro football thread
Post by: rollntider on April 21, 2020, 01:28:48 PM
Well I had hopes for the XFL and AAF and it sucks they are done. Both didnt even last a full season. And If you had asked me which one would have lasted longer i would had said the XFL.
Title: Re: 2020 pro football thread
Post by: TheNorm on April 22, 2020, 12:31:07 AM
I really do think the XFL had a good shot at going long term, but 'rona took care of that. No league starting up could've survived that.
Title: Re: 2020 pro football thread
Post by: TheNorm on April 23, 2020, 02:49:45 PM
https://sports.yahoo.com/jerry-jones-will-be-alone-and-unsupervised-when-the-cowboys-make-their-draft-picks-145433831.html?utm_campaign=yahoosports&utm_medium=social&utm_content=socialflow&utm_source=facebook.com

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Knowing that Jerry Jones alone will be making the pick brings me great joy; odds are heíll fuck this up even worse than Bob Quinn from the Lions will. 🤣🤣
Title: Re: 2020 pro football thread
Post by: Crewe on April 23, 2020, 03:52:57 PM
yea, he will, but you know who is climbing up the ladder of shitty GM's? Bill O'Brien.
Back to Jones though; you know, I've always said that I thought Jerry was a solid owner but a terrible GM. I honestly don't think he will be too bad this drat and lets not kid ourselves, there's no way that his kid won't be in constant contact with him throughout. I'v softened on Stephen Jones over the years, he seems to have more sense than his dad.
Title: Re: 2020 pro football thread
Post by: TheNorm on April 24, 2020, 07:20:53 AM
To be honest, looking at it Dallas made a decent pick-one hell of a weapon to add on offense in CeeDee Lamb. They could actually be decent this coming season if there is one (but still, as always: f*ck the Cowboys).

Thought I read somewhere a few weeks ago that Rodgers would really like it if Green Bay drafted a skill position in the first...hahahaha how's your eventual replacement sound chief? Even traded a 4th rounder away to move a few spots up.

As for the Lions, they didn't botch their number 3 pick since it looks like no teams made an official offer to trade up. I personally would've preferred ATH/OLB Isaiah Simmons out of Clemson because I think he's gonna be something special, but Jeff Okudah's also going to be a great CB. The Lions as usual have quite a few needs and Okudah fills one of them. The key for the team moving forward will be to not screw up Day 2 and 3 (fat chance of that happening, this front office blows). But hey, at least Quinn didn't select "Mark All Emails As Read" for the number 3 pick, so there's hope for the Pats wannabe.

Amazed that no RBs came off the board until the last pick of the first round (even with the league becoming more pass heavy, it's a shock to me), but KC snagged a good one in Edwards-Helaire out of LSU.
Title: Re: 2020 pro football thread
Post by: Crewe on April 24, 2020, 09:18:25 AM
Yea I was happy with the pick. A comment made me chuckle about this pick;
40 burgers, lets goooo lol
Still, I'm a believer in slow steady offense and a stifling defense, so while I'm optimistic, lack of d always hurts..

I didn't like packers pick at all

It's tough when you have a ton of needs. I remember when JJ finally picked a cornerstone CB in Newman years ago. By the time other quality players were found, Newman career was over lol

The RBdidnt surprise me too much.. I mean they are a dime a dozen now so why waste a first rounder..
Unless you find a guy like Zeke, so what do I know lol
Title: Re: 2020 pro football thread
Post by: TheNorm on July 03, 2020, 12:21:58 PM
*EDIT*

Topic moved to Crewe's thread.
Title: Re: 2020 pro football thread
Post by: Crewe on July 03, 2020, 12:25:20 PM
haha, I just posted....lol norm, our timing... :D
Title: Re: 2020 pro football thread
Post by: TheNorm on July 03, 2020, 12:29:40 PM
haha, I just posted....lol norm, our timing... :D

Yeah, I'm gonna merge my post into yours lol.
Title: Re: 2020 pro football thread
Post by: TheNorm on September 13, 2020, 04:36:41 PM
I remember on a previous version of this board back when Matt Millen was still GM of the Detroit Lions that I finally hit my breaking point and said ďfuck itĒ, Iím not watching this team again until Millenís gone.

Itís now 2020, and Iíve hit my breaking point once again: until Bob Quinn and Matt Patricia are fired, Iím out. Not wasting my time on Sunday, not spending another dime on merchandise, Iím done.
Title: Re: 2020 pro football thread
Post by: BojackHorsefella on September 18, 2020, 01:34:48 PM
https://www.theplayerstribune.com/en-us/articles/matthew-stafford-detroit-lions-nfl-racial-injustice

Hell of a QB you boys got there, Norm.
Title: Re: 2020 pro football thread
Post by: TheNorm on September 18, 2020, 04:09:22 PM
https://www.theplayerstribune.com/en-us/articles/matthew-stafford-detroit-lions-nfl-racial-injustice

Hell of a QB you boys got there, Norm.

Saw him kneeling last Sunday and was damn proud of him for doing so. He'll be the kid I'm most gonna miss watching play until Quinn and Patricia are gone.
Title: Re: 2020 pro football thread
Post by: BojackHorsefella on September 18, 2020, 04:23:01 PM
https://www.theplayerstribune.com/en-us/articles/matthew-stafford-detroit-lions-nfl-racial-injustice

Hell of a QB you boys got there, Norm.

Saw him kneeling last Sunday and was damn proud of him for doing so. He'll be the kid I'm most gonna miss watching play until Quinn and Patricia are gone.

I celebrated when the Lions drafted him because it meant the Jets wouldn't. I thought Sanchez was the better QB.

I'm a terrible evaluator of talent.
Title: Re: 2020 pro football thread
Post by: TheNorm on September 18, 2020, 08:40:42 PM
https://www.theplayerstribune.com/en-us/articles/matthew-stafford-detroit-lions-nfl-racial-injustice

Hell of a QB you boys got there, Norm.

Saw him kneeling last Sunday and was damn proud of him for doing so. He'll be the kid I'm most gonna miss watching play until Quinn and Patricia are gone.

I celebrated when the Lions drafted him because it meant the Jets wouldn't. I thought Sanchez was the better QB.

I'm a terrible evaluator of talent.

Lol, I was wrong about him too. I honestly can't even remember who I thought the Lions should've drafted, but it wasn't a QB. Pretty sure I felt they should go defense or line. I was going to write what I posted on FB the day he was drafted, but their search function sucks.

FB, in general, sucks.
Title: Re: 2020 pro football thread
Post by: TheNorm on September 20, 2020, 05:18:23 PM
Lions made some history today.


Also saw the Falcons blew a big lead and lost...at least it didn't happen in the Super Bowl. That would be embarrassing.
Title: Re: 2020 pro football thread
Post by: Crewe on September 20, 2020, 07:42:04 PM
Lions made some history today.


Also saw the Falcons blew a big lead and lost...at least it didn't happen in the Super Bowl. That would be embarrassing.

<snort chuckle guffaw>

That was a fun game, if you're a football, or cowboy fan.

Re: Lions...I always liked Stafford and he silenced doubters early on in his career, its just sad he won't get a big game chance with the Lions. Not sure how many years he has left, but I dont think Detroit turn in to contenders in that time.
Title: Re: 2020 pro football thread
Post by: TheNorm on September 21, 2020, 07:23:08 PM
Bingo. He's most likely going to have to go through yet another GM/coaching change, and it sucks. He says all the right things like he never wants to leave here and still wants to try to build a winner here (he'll always have my admiration and respect for that), but if he turned around and demanded a trade tomorrow I'd still be happy for him. He's a gamer, and absolute joy to watch play, and seems a standup guy too. As usual, the Lions for the most part have wasted him.
Title: Re: 2020 pro football thread
Post by: Crewe on September 22, 2020, 01:31:08 AM
Bingo. He's most likely going to have to go through yet another GM/coaching change, and it sucks. He says all the right things like he never wants to leave here and still wants to try to build a winner here (he'll always have my admiration and respect for that), but if he turned around and demanded a trade tomorrow I'd still be happy for him. He's a gamer, and absolute joy to watch play, and seems a standup guy too. As usual, the Lions for the most part have wasted him.

Yea he's one of the leagues good guys
Title: Re: 2020 pro football thread
Post by: BojackHorsefella on September 22, 2020, 04:21:56 PM
This is just good trash talk

https://www.reddit.com/r/nfl/comments/ixrkl5/tolentino_dolphins_qb_ryan_fitzpatrick_on_facing/




https://www.reddit.com/r/nfl/comments/ixuhrd/harvey_jaguars_qb_gardner_minshew_ii_says_he_will/
Title: Re: 2020 pro football thread
Post by: BojackHorsefella on September 23, 2020, 01:37:21 PM
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Nagy gets a lot of crap for the double doink nonsense and Trubisky, but this is pretty nice
Title: Re: 2020 pro football thread
Post by: bigbaldben on October 17, 2020, 04:57:12 PM
I miss Dak.
Title: Re: 2020 pro football thread
Post by: Crewe on October 18, 2020, 12:51:09 AM
I miss Dak.

have faith in the red rifle lol
Title: Re: 2020 pro football thread
Post by: bigbaldben on October 18, 2020, 04:50:42 PM
have faith in the red rifle lol


(https://i.postimg.cc/RJfLFmvb/51414bd0472898aeb05777648121b3ec.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/RJfLFmvb)
Title: Re: 2020 pro football thread
Post by: Crewe on October 18, 2020, 06:58:18 PM
 :D
Title: Re: 2020 pro football thread
Post by: TheNorm on October 20, 2020, 07:27:19 AM
*The Dallas Cowboys have entered the Tank for Trevor sweepstakes*
Title: Re: 2020 pro football thread
Post by: Crewe on October 20, 2020, 11:21:24 AM
That was brutal.
Title: Re: 2020 pro football thread
Post by: BojackHorsefella on October 20, 2020, 12:50:57 PM
That was brutal.

*stares in Gase*
Title: Re: 2020 pro football thread
Post by: Crewe on November 01, 2020, 08:33:06 PM
Lets go Nooch!

I hope the kid does ok, but it's 2020 and its Dallas lol
Title: Re: 2020 pro football thread
Post by: TheNorm on November 26, 2020, 08:33:40 PM
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Maybe trying to play football during a poorly managed pandemic was a bad idea.