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London Calling--Patriots vs. Rams


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#1051 Kilgore A. Trout


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Posted 28 October 2012 - 03:09 PM

Goodell doesn't care, he just can't wait to put a franchise in London. Market ready or not.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HRo04mu-ag&feature=youtu.be


If that is your idea of what the British are really like, this gentleman would like to have a word with you:
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#1052 DeJesus Built My Hotrod


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Posted 28 October 2012 - 03:09 PM

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Gronk came prepared this week. This and the Queen's Guard celebration were about his best performances.

#1053 SemperFidelisSox


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Posted 28 October 2012 - 03:11 PM

So I like to believe the next few days while all the players are stuck in London because of the Hurricane will be like the montage in sports movies where they all bond personally, maybe get into a fight together at a bar.


And British porn stars with bad teeth chasing Gronk like A Hard Days Night.

#1054 Mystic Merlin


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Posted 28 October 2012 - 03:11 PM

HA HA TIME FOR PICKS

#1055 SoxScout


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Posted 28 October 2012 - 03:11 PM

Our rookies have a fucking sick amount of FF/FR/INT

#1056 Eck'sSneakyCheese


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Posted 28 October 2012 - 03:11 PM

Tavon WHO?!?!?

#1057 sachmoney


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Posted 28 October 2012 - 03:12 PM

Great read on the ball from Wilson.

#1058 Soxaholic

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 03:12 PM

Nice job, rook!

#1059 ngruz25


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Posted 28 October 2012 - 03:12 PM

That was an excellent turn of events for my fantasy team, which has the NE defense.

NOBODY CARES

#1060 Beomoose


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Posted 28 October 2012 - 03:12 PM

Go ahead, Mallet, sling some deep.

#1061 Jack Sox

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 03:12 PM

Exactly the type of game the Patriots needed going into the bye week.

#1062 MonstahsInLeft

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 03:13 PM

Can non-QB's take a knee/slide like that or was Wilson not down on that play?

Edited by MonstahsInLeft, 28 October 2012 - 03:13 PM.


#1063 drleather2001


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Posted 28 October 2012 - 03:13 PM

That was an excellent turn of events for my fantasy team, which has the NE defense.

NOBODY CARES


I care. Because did too, and also the St. L. Kicker. I was really dreading a St L touchdown.

#1064 bloodysox

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 03:14 PM

Awesome win.

#1065 Eck'sSneakyCheese


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Posted 28 October 2012 - 03:15 PM

Great game all around. Feel much better about this team going into the bye.

#1066 Beomoose


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Posted 28 October 2012 - 03:15 PM

If that is your idea of what the British are really like, this gentleman would like to have a word with you:
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No that's what the average American NFL fan thinks of the idea of a British team. Even though the London team would most likely be mostly American players to start and only be differentiated by its home-field jet lag advantage, the NFL hasn't properly sold the idea of a European team.

#1067 ngruz25


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Posted 28 October 2012 - 03:16 PM

I care. Because did too, and also the St. L. Kicker. I was really dreading a St L touchdown.


I hate losing points in garbage time, but get positively giddy over gaining points in garbage time. I'm a child.

#1068 Reverend


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Posted 28 October 2012 - 03:16 PM

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#1069 SoxScout


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Posted 28 October 2012 - 03:16 PM

Can non-QB's take a knee/slide like that or was Wilson not down on that play?


You can give yourself up and be ruled down.

#1070 Super Nomario


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Posted 28 October 2012 - 03:17 PM

Yet another game where the offense didn't execute in the second half

#1071 singaporesoxfan

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 03:20 PM

That was an excellent turn of events for my fantasy team, which has the NE defense.

NOBODY CARES


This was a good game, but nobody's fantasy involves the NE defence.

#1072 MonstahsInLeft

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 03:20 PM

Yet another game where the offense didn't execute in the second half


Defense finally saved their asses this week.

#1073 DrewDawg


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Posted 28 October 2012 - 03:27 PM

No that's what the average American NFL fan thinks of the idea of a British team. Even though the London team would most likely be mostly American players to start and only be differentiated by its home-field jet lag advantage, the NFL hasn't properly sold the idea of a European team.


Mostly American players to start?

It will be mostly American plays to start, to middle, and to end.

#1074 drleather2001


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Posted 28 October 2012 - 03:30 PM

Mostly American players to start?

It will be mostly American plays to start, to middle, and to end.


Just like all the Euro Football teams were/are.

#1075 Nator

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 03:33 PM

Can some-one please generate a gif of the Chandler sweep sack? If not, could some-one post a link to it? That won't likely show up on most highlight shows because that game was decided at that point.

Thanks. I am a lazy man who is bad at the internets.

#1076 SoxScout


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Posted 28 October 2012 - 03:34 PM

Bill giving his whole team a verbal bj, other than the pass rush which he said wasn't good and that leaves dbs out to dry.

#1077 JimBoSox9


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Posted 28 October 2012 - 03:36 PM

Vince gets a 0 on attire effort today. A ZERO. Pathetic.

#1078 JimBoSox9


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Posted 28 October 2012 - 03:39 PM

Jesus, Mayo is fucking gigantic. Looks normal-sized next to Vince.

#1079 phragle


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Posted 28 October 2012 - 03:41 PM

That was a very satisfying win.

Will make the bye week easier.

#1080 MyDaughterLovesTomGordon

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 04:07 PM

Remember when they used to blow teams out, like, 45-7?

#1081 RedOctober3829


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Posted 28 October 2012 - 04:08 PM

Pats are leaving at 5 am local time tomorrow.

#1082 SoxScout


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Posted 28 October 2012 - 04:18 PM

jeffphowe: When asked what the dance was, Gronkowski responded, "That little nutcracker dude that's guarding the house."



#1083 Norm Siebern

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 04:24 PM

I hope not. They will be flying into "The Belly of Monster!"

Edited by Norm Siebern, 28 October 2012 - 04:26 PM.


#1084 Ralphwiggum

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 04:26 PM

First game in a long time I listened all on the radio due to long road trip. Gil is so bad it is almost unlistenable. Zolak spends most of the game covering his mistakes.

#1085 Turrable

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 04:38 PM

Will they have time to see the haunted house???

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 05:33 PM

This was a good game, but nobody's fantasy involves the NE defence.


Great line, hat tip.

So, uh... guys, is the sky still falling?

#1087 JimBoSox9


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Posted 28 October 2012 - 05:40 PM

Great line, hat tip.

So, uh... guys, is the sky still falling?


I probably wasn't classified as a sky-falling guy to begin with, but Beware of drawing conclusions from extreme results in unique scenarios. The experience difference in knowing how to play across an ocean wasn't the decisive factor, but quite possibly an inflationary one.

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 06:29 PM

They're not as dominant as they looked this week, but I think the whole 'They're terrible' 'They'll be lucky to make the playoffs' thing was also a little overblown. I'd be surprised if they didn't win the division.

#1089 GlenMorangie

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 07:56 PM

Didn't see it elsewhere in the thread, so here's the "Nutcracker dude that's guarding the house," as Gronk put it.


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#1090 Salva135


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Posted 28 October 2012 - 08:16 PM

They're not as dominant as they looked this week, but I think the whole 'They're terrible' 'They'll be lucky to make the playoffs' thing was also a little overblown. I'd be surprised if they didn't win the division.


Who said they were dominant? Who said they were terrible? They are "contenders," and they showed it today.

#1091 DrewDawg


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Posted 28 October 2012 - 09:13 PM

This was a good game, but nobody's fantasy involves the NE defence.


Every NFL QB's fantasy involves the NE defense.

#1092 RedOctober3829


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Posted 29 October 2012 - 11:11 AM

Per @flightaware, the Patriots were on just one of three flights to land at Logan in the past two hours



#1093 dynomite

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 11:42 AM

Given how windy it was when I was taking the dog out, I'm sure that descent into Boston was awesome.

#1094 Ed Hillel


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Posted 29 October 2012 - 01:29 PM

They probably landed at like 300 MPH to stay level.

#1095 Jnai


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Posted 29 October 2012 - 03:01 PM

Some thoughts from the game, which my wife and I were at =)

I think football has a real shot in London. There was an energetic crowd pre-game, with lots of fun loving NFL fans on the train. The most amusing thing we found was asking people how they chose their teams:
- a little kid was a bears fan because 'he likes bears'
- a guy was a cardinals fan because he just had to pick a team and chose them
- a guy was a falcons fan because his father went to georgia one time and brought him a hat
etc

one thing they didn't seem to understand was when to cheer - the stadium was DEAD quiet during pre-snap reads by both QBs and I was really surprised that the pats weren't running more hurry up. it seemed like the perfect time to exploit the fact that an away game was essentially a home game.

the number of confusing penalties didn't really help - we had a few people around us very confused by the illegal touching out of bounds and the 'over the line of scrimmage' calls, both of which could be explained fairly easily. i think it was fun for the majority of guys that just went to see the game as a sort of 'cool thing to do', i met one guy in line for beer who was excited that there had been so many touchdowns scored in the game (he knew basic rules and little else).

that said, everyone we mentioned it to seemed excited by the prospect of a real team in london, although everyone wondered how it would work logistically. and, despite the nfl pushing it hard, we checked a few papers and there was only one little mention of the game - a 2 sentence blurb among a dozen articles about english football.

i didn't think it would be a big deal that the rams were the home team, but they actually seemed to spend a bit of money on trying to convert new fans - they had flags for the fans to wave and signage around the field and around the stadium. but, around the city, i didn't see a single rams jersey (apart from at the stadium) - and i've seen a ton of people in patriots gear. we went to the sports cafe near piccadilly after the game and there was a large number of patriots fans talking about the game - both brits and americans.

all in all, it was a really fun experience, and we have some fantastic pictures. and we got to see a win!


* sorry for the lack of caps in the majority of the post, the british keyboard has a really small shift key and it is a pain in the ass to hit. =)

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 03:09 PM

Who said they were dominant? Who said they were terrible? They are "contenders," and they showed it today.


They looked dominant. Plenty of people thought they were really bad after the Seattle loss and the narrow Jets win. I can dig it out if need be.

one thing they didn't seem to understand was when to cheer - the stadium was DEAD quiet during pre-snap reads by both QBs and I was really surprised that the pats weren't running more hurry up. it seemed like the perfect time to exploit the fact that an away game was essentially a home game.


That seems to me to be less to do with not knowing, and more to do with not actively rooting for either team. I mean, the NFL has a pretty big TV audience, and people are used to seeing stadia get REALLY noisy when the home team is on D.




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