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Russell Wilson took his helmet off.  Why were the Pats penalized but not the Seahawks?
 
Wilson taking his helmet off wasn't a penalty.  It has to be part of a celebration, demonstration, or confrontation.  
 
R12, S3, A1(h):
 
 
(h) Removal of his helmet by a player in the field of play or the end zone during a celebration or demonstration, or during a confrontation with a game official or any other player.
 

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Those pics of Brady and Sherman shaking hands at game's end looked totally staged and fake to me, given the complete absence of other players. It took me a while to realize they were not taken after the final kneel-down, but after the preceding play. All the other players are brawling in the end zone.
 

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Not sure if this is more the Nation's tears, but I'm basking (feel free to relocate).
 
 

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Those pics of Brady and Sherman shaking hands at game's end looked totally staged and fake to me, given the complete absence of other players. It took me a while to realize they were not taken after the final kneel-down, but after the preceding play. All the other players are brawling in the end zone.
Yeah, I'd love more info about that because it looks staged to me as well.  Sherman is an emotional guy and great player.  His emotions got the best of him at the end of the last Super Bowl and we all know how he came across when interviewed by Erin Andrews.  I wrote it off as an extremely confident, emotional guy and was a bit pissed that the media made as big a deal over it as they did.  If he approached Brady at the end while the others were brawling and congratulated him, I'd like to see the media run with that.
 

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Yeah, I'd love more info about that because it looks staged to me as well.  Sherman is an emotional guy and great player.  His emotions got the best of him at the end of the last Super Bowl and we all know how he came across when interviewed by Erin Andrews.  I wrote it off as an extremely confident, emotional guy and was a bit pissed that the media made as big a deal over it as they did.  If he approached Brady at the end while the others were brawling and congratulated him, I'd like to see the media run with that.
I think you're thinking of the NFC championship post-game, when he went off on Crabtree and traumatized Erin Andrews. But yeah, I'd like to believe that he has some self-awareness and some class beneath what's become something of a made-for-TV character.
 

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgloErF-H2c
Watched this about 10 times now.  He is on a straight line to where he knows the ball will be.  Incredibly instinctual.  He was exactly in the right place at the right time.  Don't forget that Butler tipped the pass to Kearse two plays earlier on that miraculous catch but was alert enough to stay with the play and knock Kearse out of bounds or else it's 6. Butler really, really had a few moments there!
 

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If you showed this to aliens as there first exposure to Earth they would 100% think dogs are the master species. Calm, cool, and collected.
 
"Dogs Indifferent to Sports" would be a fantastic blog in the vein of the most excellent and very NSFW (so I'm not hot linking to it here) "Indifferent cats in amateur porn."
 

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YwmP0UwHL9k
 
Some great Seattle fan reactions. A few already on here but new ones too. The guy at 1:21 looks ready for the emergency room.
 
This is pretty much the face I had on when the Tyree catch happened. Actually, same with the Kearse catch:
 
 

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This is pretty much the face I had on when the Tyree catch happened. Actually, same with the Kearse catch:
 
This video is one of my favorites because it's so much different from the others. There's no screams or pained exclamations of "No!". It's pure elation in anticipation of certain victory that is then instantly and totally ripped away and they're so stunned and unable to completely process what just happened that the only thing they're capable of is looking on in utter disbelief.
 

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubaqenJZf0I
 
From: 
 
"IT KEEPS HAPPENING TO US..."
 
to:
 
"IT'S HAPPENING TO SOMEBODY ELSE!"
 
Pretty much sums it up.
 
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGY0mg12gf8
 
Yup. A full grown adult. 
 

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubaqenJZf0I
 
"HOW CAN IT HAPPEN TO US AGAIN..."
 
to
 
"IT'S HAPPENING TO SOMEBODY ELSE!"
 
Pretty much sums it up.
 
Okay, which one of us was recorded that video?
 

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NFL Films already has an awesome highlight film, which is being shown on Inside the NFL. Just watch it if you can. Lots of mic'd up players - fantastic, incredibly moving stuff.
 

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There is no Rev said:
 
"Dogs Indifferent to Sports" would be a fantastic blog in the vein of the most excellent and very NSFW (so I'm not hot linking to it here) "Indifferent cats in amateur porn."
The pets really are incredible. They are all completely unfazed by any of it -- as though this is entirely normal behavior around their house. 
 

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Butler stuffs Lynch. See he would have saved the day no matter what Seattle called.
 
http://www.gfycat.com/UnlinedCloseBufflehead
 
Butler also had a nice tackle on a 2nd and 8 play after Seattle had the 25 yard pass play out to the 45 late in the 3rd. He was on Kearse the next play on the deep sideline throw. Kearse appeared to be in position, but Butler was right on him.
 
Fabulous game for the kid.
 

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danlmac said:
NFL Films already has an awesome highlight film, which is being shown on Inside the NFL. Just watch it if you can. Lots of mic'd up players - fantastic, incredibly moving stuff.
 
I'm only finding the 38 second preview. They have a longer one?
 

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danlmac said:
NFL Films already has an awesome highlight film, which is being shown on Inside the NFL. Just watch it if you can. Lots of mic'd up players - fantastic, incredibly moving stuff.
 
If anybody finds a link to this online (streaming/torrent/whatever), please send me a PM.  It aired like an hour ago and three different people have all told me that its amazing but I don't have cable anymore.
 

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I'm only finding the 38 second preview. They have a longer one?
Yeah, it just showed on Inside the NFL on Showtime, and it covered the whole game.
 
Edit: Damn, can't find a link. It's airing again at 11:00pm EST.
It's unbelievable.
 

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Morgan's Magic Snowplow said:
This guy is putting up a ton of Vines on twitter with pieces of the NFL films special.
Yeah, those are some of the best moments from the game. The post game stuff isn't there yet - maybe he'll add it.  (Edelman embracing BB, telling him "I'd do anything for you, Coach." Edelman telling Brady he's the greatest quarterback in the world...)
 
Edit: And here they come...
 

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And I hope this become the historical narrative.
 
http://ftw.usatoday.com/2015/02/bill-belichick-timeouts-super-bowl-seattle-interception-new-england-patriots-brilliant-seattle-sehawks
 

Bill Belichick ingeniously baited Seattle into that Super Bowl-losing pass
But calling timeout back at 1:02 probably likely would have caused Seattle to run the ball on 2nd and 1 to either score a touchdown or flush out Belichick’s final timeout. A pass would have been almost out of the question since it would have stopped the clock with, say, 0:56 remaining and put Seattle into a third down with New England still holding two timeouts. (Although, given Bevell’s night, I suppose every play call, including a punt, was on the table.) The Patriots would have been certain to get the ball back with around 0:45, but with no timeouts.
By the Pats not calling timeout, Seattle had the opportunity to throw the ball without fear of New England regaining possession. In essence, Belichick dared the Seahawks to make the most ill-advised pass in NFL history and the Seahawks were all too happy to comply.
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I like the one with the coaches getting Butler on the field before the INT.
 

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What's interesting about the double gatorade bath is that this is the second year in a row that there have been two. Problem is one of everyone's favorite prop bet is which color gatorade will be dumped. Last year it was yellow and orange, this year it's blue and orange (orange is the best, that's why.) Apparently they paid out on both colors last year, wonder if they do the same this year.
 

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danlmac said:
NFL Films already has an awesome highlight film, which is being shown on Inside the NFL. Just watch it if you can. Lots of mic'd up players - fantastic, incredibly moving stuff.
 
Thanks for the tip, this is great, camera angles on some of the plays are outstanding.
 
On the Brady INT in the end zone, Amendola was wide open.
 
The mic'd up stuff is outstanding.
 
"They benched 25, 21 is in the game now."
 
Fucking right he is.
 
And holy shit is Carroll a cheerleader; Jesus, he's unreal, only thing missing is the pom poms.
 

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54thMA said:
 
Thanks for the tip, this is great, camera angles on some of the plays are outstanding.
 
On the Brady INT in the end zone, Amendola was wide open.
 
The mic'd up stuff is outstanding.
 
"They benched 25, 21 is in the game now."
 
Fucking right he is.
 
And holy shit is Carroll a cheerleader; Jesus, he's unreal, only thing missing is the pom poms.
 
 
Can someone find me an online link to this? These vines are sweet, but I want to see the whole thing!
 
 

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While Carol was throwing because it was "goal line" the pats made this move.<script src="https://platform.vine.co/static/scripts/embed.js"></script>
 
I'm not sure why, but this is my favorite thing in this thread. Which coach is that?
 

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Holy shit, you guys have to see this; the mic'd up bits after the game during the celebration are incredible.
 
Can't keep it together; these guys really love each other, what a fucking team, so proud to be a fan.
 

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If Julian Edelman isn't on a very short list of your favorite Boston athletes ever after that you're an absolute psychopath. 
 

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danlmac said:
NFL Films already has an awesome highlight film, which is being shown on Inside the NFL. Just watch it if you can. Lots of mic'd up players - fantastic, incredibly moving stuff.
 
Thanks again for this, I'm saving this show forever, it will never get old.
 
 

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Can someone upload the whole showtime episode please? I do not get that here in the dorms
 

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DrewDawg said:
 
Butler also had a nice tackle on a 2nd and 8 play after Seattle had the 25 yard pass play out to the 45 late in the 3rd. He was on Kearse the next play on the deep sideline throw. Kearse appeared to be in position, but Butler was right on him.
 
Fabulous game for the kid.
The whole final drive was Butler.  As has already been stated many times on this board, this kid doesn't need to contribute ever again and he's cemented his legacy.  Obviously, I hope he improves and becomes a regular contributor to this team.
 

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If Julian Edelman isn't on a very short list of your favorite Boston athletes ever after that you're an absolute psychopath. 
Julian Edelman was already one of my favorite Patriots of the last few seasons but the guy is now at the top of the list.  Brady is Football Jesus and Gronk is a modern day superhero but there is no doubt that Minitron is the glue of that offense.