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  1. Charles Sullivan

    Charles Sullivan dreaming through the come down

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    That was among the worst quaterbacked and coached championship games ever. The penalties that the hawks take are awful! Wilson needs to make plays from the pocket. Kapernick turned it over 3 times.
    Manning is a pro. No home field. Fox is an excellent coach. It's gonna be a lot different than playing SF. I wish the Hawks luck, but they'll have to beat a professional QB at a nuetral site> Pray for wind. It's Mannings kryptonite.

    Go Sox,
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  2. generic

    generic Active Member

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    I have two predictions:

    1. - If Denver wins, it will be two weeks of Peyton Manning's "Legacy" on ESPN radio.

    2. - If Seattle wins, it will be two weeks of Peyton Manning's "Legacy" or Alex Rodriquez's suspension.
     
  3. Dipnet

    Dipnet The wanted posters say Tim Hartman

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    Yeah, that was a nail-biter of a game!

    While I'm a Hawks fan, I hope the '49ers Navarro Bowman is able to come back from that left leg injury. Watching his upper and lower leg go in vastly different directions made me cringe!
     
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  4. Kent Lufkin

    Kent Lufkin Remember when you could remember everything?

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    That cuts both ways. Manning will find himself playing a real defense instead of the high school team the Pats managed to put up against him in the early game yesterday.

    Kaepernick rushed for 130 yards Sunday against the Hawks and SF still lost. How many yards did Denver's 'professional' (and much older) QB gain? (I'll save you the trouble. Manning rushed for -1 yards in just 2 attempts on the season. See http://www.nfl.com/teams/statistics?team=den for more.)

    Denver rightfully earned it's position as the NFL's #1 offense on the strength of Manning's arm. But with it's passing game throttled by the NFL's #1 defense, the rush will be all they have left. And Denver's ground game isn't nearly as effective as SF's (#15 vs #3).

    I think it's gonna be a LOT closer game than any of the Hawk Haters hope. I smell blood in the air . . .

    K
     
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  5. generic

    generic Active Member

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    Hawks should just be glad that Peyton isn't retiring this year, like Jerome Bettis was in the last SB the Hawks played in.

    They might have found themselves playing against the refs again...
     
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  6. Peyton00

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    It should be the hawks year. Seattle has dodged many bullets to get to the big game. I wish them luck, they need it for one more game. IF anything... the fans deserve the bragging rights of a championship team.
    I do agree with other posts, they looked bad and have looked bad for a couple of games now.... but they find a way NOT to lose.

    GO HAWKS!
     
  7. underachiever

    underachiever !

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    I'm sure most teams would give anything to "look bad" all the way to the Super Bowl. There's certainly room for improvement but I think they looked pretty decent in the second half of the game yesterday. Wilson had some shaky moments for sure but the 49er d is stout.
     
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  8. Olive bugger

    Olive bugger Active Member

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    That could still happen. Big money talks.

    I hope it doesn't rear it's ugly head.
     
  9. Trapper Badovinac

    Trapper Badovinac Author, Writer, Photographer

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    First let me reveal that I've been a Bronco fan since the 1960s when on many Sundays Mile High Stadium was maybe 1/10th full and you could walk up to the gate on game day and buy a ticket. They played for 13 years before they had a winning record. The "Donkies" stunk up the place.

    But, as a kid living in southern Colorado, I stuck with them because that's all we had.

    I don't know who will win the Lombardi Trophy on Feb 2nd, but I do know one thing - statistics of past games will not determine who will win. It'll likely come down to "Can the Denver O come up with a game plan to rattle, confuse, and best the Seattle D?"

    The Peyton haters will answer that question one way. The Hawk haters another way.

    The rest of us will just stuff our faces with food (I'm making Dutch Oven lasagna with my slow cooked marinara, chorizo and homemade lasagna noodles served with Bruschetta and Ciabatta bread) drink adult beverages (I'm serving mirco-brewed IPAs, barrel-aged Weizenbock, Ripassa (Italian Red wine) and Washington State Red blends) and yell at the refs about bad calls. We'll rush to the bathroom after TDs so we don't miss the Bud and Doritos commercials, and after the game is over we'll hopefully say "That was one of the most exciting Super Bowl games ever."

    Good luck to you Seahawk fans. Just don't hate me if I wish my Broncos good luck + enough for the W.

    Trapper
     
  10. Scott Salzer

    Scott Salzer previously micro brew

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    My older son got two tickets through the lottery......

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  11. Olive bugger

    Olive bugger Active Member

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    Trapper, it is refreshing to listen to someone that wants to just enjoy the game for what it is and with friends. I wish good luck to the "Donkies", but naturally wish that the Hawks will win. Either way,
    I look forward to a great game of football and some great plays.
    On both sides.
     
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  12. Kent Lufkin

    Kent Lufkin Remember when you could remember everything?

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    Several random stats: This is the first SB in years where the #1 seeds from both conferences are playing each other; Denver has the league's #1 ranked offense while Seattle has the #1 defense; and Seattle is the first SB team in nearly 30 years in which no player on the team has ever been in a previous SB.

    K
     
  13. Trapper Badovinac

    Trapper Badovinac Author, Writer, Photographer

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    Olive Bugger - I see it for what it is - a game. It's not like it's a life or death struggle for the future of the planet like dry fly fishing . . . :)

    Trapper
     
  14. wadin' boot

    wadin' boot Donny, you're out of your element...

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    So what time shall we come over and is there anything you want us to bring?

    Yeah but Kent, the Greatest Cornerback in the History of Time will be playing in this SuperBowl. The Super Bowl should feel honored.
     
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  15. Kent Lufkin

    Kent Lufkin Remember when you could remember everything?

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    I was thinking the same thing about dinner!

    Forbes (of all publications!) just posted a fascinating article on their site about Richard Sherman titled 'The Economics of Trash Talk'. It's worth reading at http://www.forbes.com/sites/rogergroves/2014/01/20/richard-sherman-and-the-economics-of-trash-talk/

    Here's a tease: "The DB’s [defensive back, ie. Sherman] supreme compliment is only that teams refuse to throw in their direction, choosing instead to pick on a weaker link in the pass defense. What will be lost in the phonetics uproar over Sherman’s trash talk is that rarely did the 49ers throw in Sherman’s direction."

    K