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Old 10-09-2009, 11:27 AM   #1
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good. i'm glad.
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Old 10-09-2009, 11:31 AM   #2
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Wow. Unanimous.
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Old 10-09-2009, 11:34 AM   #3
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Old 10-09-2009, 11:38 AM   #4
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Gotta love it. None of these experts' records come close to my "pick'em" score.

Experts, my ass
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Old 10-09-2009, 11:39 AM   #5
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Old 10-09-2009, 11:43 AM   #6
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Theisman is the only talking head I've heard pick the broncos. If we win I hope we stay under the radar.
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Old 10-09-2009, 11:45 AM   #7
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I'm really glad none of the 'experts' are giving us a chance here. Frankly, at this stage, our biggest enemy is overconfidence. I mean I'm sure they team doesn't read this stuff anyway but I don't like the vibes when everyone's picking us to win..

Last year, even the haters conceded that we were unlikely not to win one with three to go.....that collapse still hurts....
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Old 10-09-2009, 11:48 AM   #8
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wow none of em think denver is for reals. well i hope they be proven wrong monday denver is in MILE HIGH the defense is no 1 ,we pwned the pats every year xcept last year, and yet they think the pats are better. oh pats 9999999999 den-0 we are not allowed to touch tom or even look at him mean
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Old 10-09-2009, 11:50 AM   #9
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Theisman is the only talking head I've heard pick the broncos. If we win I hope we stay under the radar.
we will, the excuse will be that Brady is still not all the way back to form and the offense isn't clicking yet, or that we got away with cheap shots on him because refs were afraid to throw the flag this week.

regardless of if we win, it is still going to be downplayed, and everyone will continue to swing from Brady's nuts.
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Old 10-09-2009, 11:51 AM   #10
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Old 10-09-2009, 11:53 AM   #11
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Old 10-09-2009, 01:48 PM   #12
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Simmons picked the Broncos to cover.

BRONCOS (+3.5) over Patriots
Man, I hate going against old assistant coaches who know every single bad thing about every guy on their old roster. Think of it this way: Let's say you date a girl for two years. You break up. A few weeks later, if you knew someone who was going on a date with her, couldn't you tell that person every single thing good and bad about her? And if you wanted to mentally destroy her, couldn't you prepare the new guy to hone in on her nine weakest spots over that three hours? Stuff like, "When she mentions her golden retriever, tell her that your aunt used to breed goldens for a living and it's the most inbred dog. She's really sensitive about that." You could break her down pretty easily, right? Well ...

http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2...flpicks/091009

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Q: Isn't Josh McDaniels basically Norman Dale? He took over a for a team whose previous coach was very popular. His best player immediately quits the team. Another player acts up in practice, so McDaniels throws him out but then lets him back in. The whole town wants the new coach gone before the season even begins. And then the town turns after the coach shows that defense and fundamentals can win games, even with a no-talent white guy running the offense.
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Old 10-09-2009, 02:26 PM   #13
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When it comes to picks, I rely on the "wisdom of crowds." See the yahoo users vs. the so called experts: http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/pickem?w=5

I think NE gives us a giant wake up call with the passing game. Welker looks 100%, no Taylor to run the ball, and Brady looks to be returning to form.

There are no moral victories in the NFL, but I think if we lose to NE, we come back even stronger against Marmalard in SD the week after.
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the **** in Norman Dale??
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Old 10-09-2009, 02:29 PM   #15
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I haven't seen any so called expert take Denver in this game yet....so yeah, Denver will win by a touchdown
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the **** in Norman Dale??
The Gene Hackman character in Hoosiers.
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Old 10-09-2009, 02:45 PM   #17
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I listened to Jeremy Green on the NFL Today podcast say that the Broncos "just aren't that good". Say what you want about who they've played, not that they can help it. Even if the Bengals are 3-1 and Dallas had the league's best running game. But the Broncos have given up 26 points in four games. 26! Look at the expanded standings to see the points fielded and points allowed. Nobody is even close to 26 points. The next best teams are tied at 53 points allowed.

26 points is 8.5 points per game. And the four teams that Denver has played have averaged over 21 points per game when they are not playing the Broncos. And that includes the Browns and Raiders.

So, while Orton may not be Elway, the Broncos have been flat out dominant on defense.

If I were a Pats fan I'd be worried because if the Broncos win on Sunday, their team is officially not going to "be any good" just like the Bengals and the Cowboys.
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26 points is 8.5 points per game.
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Old 10-09-2009, 06:02 PM   #19
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Dukes picked the Broncos as his upset special.
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Old 10-09-2009, 06:04 PM   #20
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Yeah, I just saw that. What a surprise.
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Old 10-09-2009, 06:17 PM   #21
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Even better.

The Talking Heads are gettting bummed out about how to deal with teams like Denver. Last year, Miami surprised the h3ll out of them, and the loss of Tommy Boy threw them for a loop. Keep in mind these guys are in the East Coast markets, and anything in or from Denver - the flyover zone - is foriegn unless it is covered in snow. It is amazing to me that they paid little actual attention to Quitler when he was in Denver, but now he is quite the big deal. About a month ago, ESPN had a poll in which 67% of the respondents did not believe the Rockies would make the playoffs. The Rockies had a five game lead at the time. That is the power of misguided sports "reporting" and the power of East Coast TV media. They don't care. They get ratings in the NE and they make money.
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Old 10-09-2009, 06:21 PM   #22
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theres like 15 people on this forum with better pickem records than those guys.
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Old 10-09-2009, 06:33 PM   #23
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When it comes to picks, I rely on the "wisdom of crowds." See the yahoo users vs. the so called experts: http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/pickem?w=5

I think NE gives us a giant wake up call with the passing game. Welker looks 100%, no Taylor to run the ball, and Brady looks to be returning to form.

There are no moral victories in the NFL, but I think if we lose to NE, we come back even stronger against Marmalard in SD the week after.
Notice that of the teams predicted to lose by the GREAT MASSES we and Jax have the highest amount of picks in our favor. Us at 27% (NE@ 73%) and Jax at 28% (Seattle (yeah...Seattle) @72%.

Also keep in mind that the great masses read the MSM to get their info and mostly don't have a clue.

I think the lower mass percentages picking against us is a clue that the public is waking up to the fact that we have a good shot to outright win the game (Jax too), despite what the MSM says.

Anyway, we obviously have NO shot since all the EGGSPURTS are saying NE brings us down to earth.

Maybe theyr'e right....but if we get hits on Brady we may as well make em count. If he gets 15 yds, it should be PAID for.
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When it comes to picks, I rely on the "wisdom of crowds." See the yahoo users vs. the so called experts: http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/pickem?w=5

I think NE gives us a giant wake up call with the passing game. Welker looks 100%, no Taylor to run the ball, and Brady looks to be returning to form.

There are no moral victories in the NFL, but I think if we lose to NE, we come back even stronger against Marmalard in SD the week after.
I keep wondering who this Wes Welker guy is. Is he the guy on my FF bench who hasn't done **** all year?
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Old 10-09-2009, 07:04 PM   #25
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That's almost good enough to offset the SI curse!
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