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Old 01-22-12, 11:41 PM
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2011 NFL Playoffs Thread--Super Bowl XLVI, 02/05/2012

New England Patriots vs. New York Giants
February 5, 2012
Lucas Oil Stadium (Indanapolis, Indiana)

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6:00 pm ET/3:00 pm PT

Starting odds: New England (-3), over-under 55 points

Alas, given that the Giants actually have a balanced team (AND playing "on a roll,") I'm favoring the Giants winning 24-21 in a close-fought game.
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Old 01-23-12, 12:18 AM
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Needs a poll.
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PussyBowl 46. Packers fan forced to root for the Patriots.
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I'm sure all Indy fans will welcome the Patriots with open arms ....
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Brady and Belichick looked a little tentative and out of their element (the old cliche' of playing not to lose instead of playing to win). Couple that with the fact that they'll be playing a good QB and, more importantly, a coach that trusts his QB, I think the Giants win with Eli putting up a lot of passing yards. Pats need to hold onto those INTs this time around if they want to win.
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Giants are an underdog again...Good.
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^ we have been the underdog all year.... i remember what happened the last time
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Re: 2011 NFL Playoffs Thread--Super Bowl XLVI, 02/05/2012

Originally Posted by starman9000 View Post
Brady and Belichick looked a little tentative and out of their element (the old cliche' of playing not to lose instead of playing to win). Couple that with the fact that they'll be playing a good QB and, more importantly, a coach that trusts his QB, I think the Giants win with Eli putting up a lot of passing yards. Pats need to hold onto those INTs this time around if they want to win.
I agree with the above comment. Brady did not look very sharp yesterday and played like it was his first playoff game.

I'm not fan of either team so I don't really care who wins. I hope the commercials are good
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"I've got a stack of mail on my desk telling me to fire Tom Coughlin, and I look forward to responding to all of them this week."

-John Mara
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God Dammit. 256 possible match ups for the Super Bowl and I have to watch the fucking Giants and Patriots... again? I hate the Patriots with the passion and I actually like the Giants but they have the worst fans imaginable. I'm going to have to pretend football doesn't exist until August.
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God Dammit. 256 possible match ups for the Super Bowl and I have to watch the fucking Giants and Patriots... again? I hate the Patriots with the passion and I actually like the Giants but they have the worst fans imaginable. I'm going to have to pretend football doesn't exist until August.
curious, whats your favorite team?
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Originally Posted by Tarantino View Post
If Tebow beats the Steelers today, I will post a pic of me Tebow'ing in one of my Pittsburgh jerseys.


This was from > 2 weeks ago. To my knowledge, Tarantino has yet to man-up.
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curious, whats your favorite team?
A team that's going to win the Super Bowl...in August.
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^ ahhh yes.... the Offseason bowl.... Philly has been champions for years!
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Be honest, one of those letters was from you.
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^ ahhh yes.... the Offseason bowl.... Philly has been champions for years!
I think his team is a four letter word. That's all I was getting at.
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Rooting for the Giants, since I have an irrational hate for everything Boston.
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I hate the Giants, and I only mildly dislike the Pats, so I'm going with the Pats.
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I think his team is a four letter word. That's all I was getting at.
is their coach into feet?
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Re: 2011 NFL Playoffs Thread--Super Bowl XLVI, 02/05/2012

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curious, whats your favorite team?
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A team that's going to win the Super Bowl...in August.
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^ ahhh yes.... the Offseason bowl.... Philly has been champions for years!
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I think his team is a four letter word. That's all I was getting at.
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is their coach into feet?
Yes, I'm a Jets fan.

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ESPN poll has the country at 50/50 for who is going to win. It's pretty consistent except for NY, NJ and New England (save for Connecticut, lots of NY commuters, or is there a Mass/Conn rivalry?).
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I think the Giants are underdogs. I'm betting heavily on them. The Pats have been unimpressive in their 3 games against good teams (scoring 17,20 and 23 points). The Giants already beat them this year in Foxsboro. I'm just not buying into the Patriots this year. They're a 10 win team if they had any stiff competition while I think the Giants are a 13 win team if they played the way they're playing now all season.
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I can bet any money that the Superbowl will be more a home game for Eli.... i dont think there will be half and half at this one
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ESPN poll has the country at 50/50 for who is going to win. It's pretty consistent except for NY, NJ and New England (save for Connecticut, lots of NY commuters, or is there a Mass/Conn rivalry?).
So you're saying CT is skewed one way or the other? Generally there is a line in CT where the NY-BOS rivalry switches sides. The west side of CT roots for NY teams, while the east side of CT roots for Boston teams. So I'd expect CT to be split 50/50 on the SB.

I wonder if any part of CT is rooting for the Hartford Whalers to come back?
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Yeah, CT was pretty much 50/50, whereas the rest of NE was like 80/20 Pats and NY/NJ was 70/30 giants. Was just curious as to the sports allegiances there.
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