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Super Bowl LIII - We’re on to Los Angeles (again)

Discussion in '2018 Patriots Game Threads' started by Mystic Merlin, Jan 26, 2019.

  1. Mystic Merlin

    Mystic Merlin Member SoSH Member

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    Let’s ruin football’s biggest day for the masses. Again.
     
  2. Old Fart Tree

    Old Fart Tree the maven of meat Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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  3. DrewDawg

    DrewDawg Dorito Dink SoSH Member

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    Awww yeah.
     
  4. BigSoxFan

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  5. 54thMA

    54thMA Member SoSH Member

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    Take the season home MM, doing a great job, keep it rolling as we haven't celebrated a championship in this city for three months.
     
  6. DeadlySplitter

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    win or lose this has been a punctuation point on the dynasty. 4 SBs in 5 years.

    but we're going to be grumpy if we lose and pundits would have some talking points. win and make it 3 in 5 years to bookend 3 in 4 years.
     
  7. ifmanis5

    ifmanis5 Member SoSH Member

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    It's been almost three whole months since Pat McGillicuddy has been to a championship parade.
    Let's fix that Sunday.
     
  8. Brand Name

    Brand Name thinks there's no 'i' in denial Staff Member Dope Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    I want to draw your attention to one particular individual I'd like us to win this Super Bowl for. Hopefully you all can join me in making this a recurring theme:

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    That's right, Josh Gordon. While he might not be playing in this game, I want to send a message to him, if at all possible, of love and support, that we believe in his abilities to beat his demons much like we will the Rams. We're thinking of you and love you, man. You've tried so hard to get where you were earlier in this season. If we, united as Patriots, will do so on-field, we believe in the same off the field. We got this all the way around. Win it for Josh.
     
  9. 54thMA

    54thMA Member SoSH Member

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    This post was tough to read while my eyes were sweating...…..good job.
     
  10. Koufax

    Koufax Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Excellent thought! Elsewhere on this site, the Josh Gordon experiment has been described as a failure. I disagree. First, he helped us win some games by adapting quickly to the Patriots, something others have not been able to do. Second, I'd like to think that his exposure to the Pats will help him with his struggles. Third, it exposed us to him and I found him to be a thoughtful and engaging person. I'd call that a success, even if it ended prematurely and in bad circumstances. May he succeed in fighting his demons, and may he get a ring!
     
  11. Adrian's Dome

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    I WANT TO BATHE IN THE TEARS OF THE FANS OF EVERY OTHER TEAM.

    Make America Cry Again.
     
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  12. Ale Xander

    Ale Xander Member SoSH Member

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    Kisses.
     
  13. pokey_reese

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    My office, being located on the fringes of Seahawk territory, hasn't been a fun place to be a Pats fan for a while, but the week following the Super Bowl last year was intolerable, with the smug glee that they were all so happy to express. I don't want to do that a second year in a row. I much prefer the mumbled, insincere congratulations followed by the desperate rationalizing of why the Pats cheated/got lucky/had advantages, but I need the Pats to win for that to happen. That's why I want a win for myself.

    I want Josh Gordon to get a ring for his help in the middle of the season, and I want Gronk to get one, in case he hangs it up. I want Brady to get one, because the ride has to end someday, so might as well pile up the records while it lasts, just obliterate them so that people can talk about a record that will never be broken. I want the McCourty brothers to get one, so that we can watch their mom celebrate with them. I want Flores to get one before he leaves us, because he earned it, and probably won't get one in Miami. I want JE11 to get one because he is coming back from a tough injury and almost every week takes a shot to the head that makes me hold my breath, so I don't want the long term effects of this trauma to be in vain. I want Trent Brown to get one, because while he is likely gone after this season, I haven't enjoyed watching an offensive lineman this much since at least early-years Logan Mankins, if not longer. I want this one for Bill because getting to the Super Bowl a bunch of times is good, but winning it most of the time is better. Just win this one.
     
  14. Ed Hillel

    Ed Hillel Wants to be startin somethin SoSH Member

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    We're gonna win.
     
  15. Reverend

    Reverend for king and country Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    I am eager to continue my streak of missing championship parades, so hopefully you all can do that to me again. By which I mean: Have fun at the celebration that I somehow manage to miss again trough either simple or convoluted machinations.
     
  16. Old Fart Tree

    Old Fart Tree the maven of meat Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    My emotions are all over the place on this one. The Rams are good and if you get first half Jared Goff that’s a tough ticket.
     
  17. Ed Hillel

    Ed Hillel Wants to be startin somethin SoSH Member

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    Dude.

    We’re gonna win.
     
  18. Papelbon's Poutine

    Papelbon's Poutine Homeland Security SoSH Member

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    We got this. This team peaked at the perfect time. I had serious doubts and wouldn’t feel as confident against the Saints, but Goff doesn’t scare me one bit.

    - Wade Phillips’ scheme
    - Gurley’s health
    - Suh and Donald being contained up the middle

    I’d love to see them take the ball like they did against the Chargers and set the tone.
     
  19. TheoShmeo

    TheoShmeo Skrub's sympathy case Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    I have to concede that while I put on a brave face before both Giants games and the Eagles game, I was actually filled with dread. The 07 team was petering out a bit by the end, the SpyGate thing was a massive buzzkill around the whole weekend and the Pats were hardly impressive in the AFCCG two weeks earlier. The 11 team wasn't ever particularly dominant, Gronk was banged up and it was those damn Giants. The Eagles? It just seemed a bit like their year and I knew the RPO was going to be trouble. (Though I had no inkling of the Butler Madness.)

    Not this year. This year I am as confident as I have ever been heading into a Pats SB.

    The Pats are going to win this thing. Again. And America is going to hate it. Again.

    Sportsgasmic.
     
  20. Ale Xander

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    I really want to tie the Stillers with 6, in a week, so we have the ability to beat them with a 7th next year, for 1st all time, while we (hopefully) still have TB12.

    This is probably my 3rd most confident SB, after the game that shall not be mentioned and the SB38.
     
  21. 54thMA

    54thMA Member SoSH Member

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    I need to sign up for your newsletter.
     
  22. tims4wins

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    So many people at the send off rally. It is incredible.
     
  23. Ale Xander

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    "This would be a sellout, for Chargers games"
     
  24. Al Zarilla

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    2 Chargers games?
     
  25. Blue Monkey

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    There's definitely something different about this team. Something that a Pats team hasn't had in quite awhile if ever. A defiant swagger, no doubt, with hints of "we don't give a fuck". Almost a slight cockiness? I can't say for sure but I like it and I want more.

    Make America Cry Again!!
    #MACA
    #StillHere
     
  26. mauidano

    mauidano Mai Tais for everyone! SoSH Member

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    My buddy is staying at the Hyatt in Atlanta where the team is staying. Says it’s crazy there and LOTS of SWAT/Military presence in the hotel. Keep an eye on Gronk please.
     
  27. CantKeepmedown

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    Now begins what will be a very long week. Scheduling as many appointments as I can in the hopes it will go by quicker. Making it through Friday will be a considerable achievement.
     
  28. Saints Rest

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    I don’t find the week long at all, as long as I can continue finding new content to devour, be it prognostications about the upcoming game, reviews of the season, or puff pieces about role players like the one I read earlier today about BB allowing Keion Crossen time off during rookie camp to attend his college graduation.
     
  29. Ale Xander

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    Hopefully we see Keion Crossen a lot on Sunday, by virtue of being in dime packages early and often due to a large lead.
     
  30. Ralphwiggum

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    Jesus Fucking Christ, it is only Monday?
     
  31. SMU_Sox

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    Hey @TheoShmeo unlike the Butler issue we agree here. Maybe we can agree that JC Jackson for Butler and his contract was a happy consolation prize? But enough of that talk. We have more important things to agree upon like that this is a better matchup than last year. Still a challenge but the defense is solid. Last year not so much.

    They have the ability to matchup with the Rams and win this thing. They are playing like they should. Fire on all cylinders one more time and let’s blow this thing and go home.

    I still think this should be a close game. I just trust them to get it done more than I ever have before a game except maybe 2004 against the Eagles.
     
  32. Mugsy's Jock

    Mugsy's Jock Longtime Member Lifetime Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    There are 53 hours until there are 53 hours until there are 53 hours to go.

    Or close enough.
     
  33. 54thMA

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    It's only Monday, couldn't take it anymore, had to do something to kill time...…………..

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  34. TheoShmeo

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    Hah. So I can't get to consolation prize. For reasons I do not want to articulate at this happy, upbeat time. But I will wildly agree that for this team, right now, JC Jackson in place of Butler is a very good outcome. I don't think many of us would trade Jackson for Butler if given the chance.

    I'm relatively relaxed about this game. One, I think the Pats will win. My confidence is at a very high level. I placed a legal wager at an amount that would hurt if I lost at the money line. That's not my usual thing and to the contrary, I considered an "emotional hedge" bet on the Eagles last year (but did not pull the trigger). Two, I don't know a single Rams fan. So I would not have to deal with the rash of BS that Giants and Eagles fans unfurled. Or even seeing their happy faces post game. This reminds me a lot of the Bruins-Black Hawks series when losing sucked ass but where there were precious few Chicago fans in my life, and the one guy I do know was very cool about it. Three, in the end, I'm not George Steinbrenner. I want to win very badly. But I feel privileged to have gotten to root for this team along this playoff run. Four SB runs in five years is just incredible. No doubt, winning is so important for so many reasons. But I refuse to think of the season as a failure if they lose to a good team that I don't hate to my core and whose fans I don't know.
     
  35. CantKeepmedown

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    I must say, I'm a bit nervous at the confidence level of not only posters here, but also in my friend group. However, prior to the KC match-up, there were some very knowledgeable posters here that gained confidence throughout the week, especially after watching the week 6 game, which in turn gave me some confidence. I know we don't have a prior match-up to compare, but you guys are pretty good at breaking stuff down and analyzing.

    So, I guess I'm saying that I trust you guys. Please don't let me down.
     
  36. Maximus

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    Feeling confident about the game as long as the OL continues it's playoff excellence and they now contain Donald and to a lesser extent Suh. Continue with heavy sets, run the ball, control the clock, play action and a heavy dose of screens to James White. I think Wade Phillips is going to try and take away Edelman and Gronk. On D, take away Woods, double Cooks, set the edge and focus on stopping their running game. BB & Flores need to confuse Goff with the Amoeba D and changing the looks on D after McVay gives Goff the play and coverage insight. We have unfinished business in the SB, close the deal and get the job done.
     
  37. Norm Siebern

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    Hougoumont?

    May this be McVea’s Waterloo.
     
  38. Ed Hillel

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    We are going to win.
     
  39. 54thMA

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    It's actually The Battle of Worth, opening engagement of the Franco Prussian War, 1870, setting this up helped me kill half the day on Monday.

    But I like your line of thinking.
     
  40. dcmissle

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    Wrong battle, wrong war, wrong side.

    Sunday will be Jena-Auerstedt. Class will be in session. You can be Hegel and compose something suitable for the occasion.
     
  41. 54thMA

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    Napoleon knocked the Prussians out of the Napoleonic War until 1812 with those dual victories, a tall order to fill...…….;)..
     
  42. Brand Name

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    I though this was kind of interesting. At first I though it was... I couldn't believe it, but it's actually true. I'm talking about the Los Angeles parade after the game. It's 11 O'Clock, in case any of you want to attend that. It's gong to go from Rodeo Drive, up Melrose Avenue, past city hall then down to South Spring Street, and will end up at the art museum.
     
  43. ( . ) ( . ) and (_!_)

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    Our daughter was born three days before last year's super bowl. Which is awesome because in her world the Patriots are in the Super Bowl every single year. We watched the game on a small crappy TV in our hospital room and could barely pay attention because we were your classic first time parents having no idea what to do about anything.

    It was also awesome because holding your 3 day old, first born child might literally be one of the only possible ways to watch your team lose the Super Bowl without feeling anything negative.

    But this year I don't have a new born to protect me from being upset at losing.
    So Go Win This Fucking Game!
     
  44. pokey_reese

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    I would prefer Ulm, with McVay in the role of the unfortunate General Mack. Belichick outmaneuvers him so badly in the first quarter that he approaches the refs before the half to concede. Then, during the Pats victory parade he is led around Boston in chains, though allowed to keep his clipboard as a sign of respect.
     
  45. TrotWaddles

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    I’m looking for more of the Battle of 73 Easting with Brady playing the role of McMaster leading Eagle troop
     
  46. RedOctober3829

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    Hightower missed practice today because he was sick. Malcolm Brown was a full participant after being limited yesterday.
     
  47. E5 Yaz

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    "We are all Rams" ... LOL
     
  48. mauidano

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    Impressive to say the least! Married?
     
  49. Jed Zeppelin

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    This is cool. I like this. I watched the whole 2007 World Series alone from a uni library in York, UK in the wee hours so I love a good “I watched X from Y” story. Congrats on the kid, hopefully she’s not a harbinger of perpetual Patriot doom.
     
  50. Brand Name

    Brand Name thinks there's no 'i' in denial Staff Member Dope Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    I saw him approach the ram in a rage against him, and he struck the ram and shattered his two horns. The ram was powerless to stand against him, and the GOAT threw him to the ground and trampled him, and no one could deliver the ram from his power.

    -‭‭Daniel‬ ‭8:7‬ ‬

    So it is prophesized, so shall it be.

    Thanks! The only Gordon experiment I might possibly call a failure was Charlie, in Keyes' Flowers for Algernon.
     

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