Who Do You Want In Playoffs?

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  1. Chocol8

    Chocol8 Well-Known Member

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    You would hope...well maybe not, but I would! It would be the perfect bookend to beat the Rams to start the run and again to end it.
     
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    If they win it, there's nothing left to achieve and no point to continue IMHO. TB and BB are the greatest QB/head coach pair in NFL history. It is fun having the entire country hating you though LOL!
     
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    Brady should be inducted into the HOF now. Make him the only player allowed in without waiting 5 years after retirement because he is that much better than everyone else.
     
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    Then they'd be tied with the Steelers for post merger Super Bowl wins with six each. Wouldn't they want seven?
     
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    Rams yay
     
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    7555ec4ae77ac74af6cbde2e0e258cf8.jpeg Saints would've won, if not for this guy. Someone told me this crew of officials is working the superbowl!
     
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    Isn't it? It's like pro wrestling. The Pats are the #1 heel team in the league. lol
     
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    I would prefer the rent-a-refs come back to officiate.
     
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    I am from the New Orleans area, and obviously a Saints and Drew Brees fan. But he did not do what Brady did, and win the game for them. I hate to admit it, but I feel Brady is the better quarterback, and I am not a Brady/Pats fanboy. But I would say Drew is among the elite.
     
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    Lifelong Patriots fan here, and I'd be surprised if that didn't happen...
     
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    So best of luck to both the Rams fans and Pats fans. Hope you have an exciting game.

    Me - I'll be jamming on my guitars this Superbowl Sunday. Not interested in either team and won't be watching.
     
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    I've followed them since Steve Grogan took over from Jim Plunkett. Watched them from the time they cellar dwellers (3-11, 2-12), to each of their Super Bowls.

    I do think this dynasty is just about to end one of these years soon. It's been a great run and another team will try to carry on the NFL dynasty team cycle, maybe the Arizona Cardinals?
     
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    I don't think we'll see a strong run like this one again for a while. The league is set up to encourage parity, and Belichick has proven to be masterful in spinning low draft picks and forever rejects into gold within his system. I have watched with joy as Coach Popovitch has done the same with the Spurs in the NBA.

    I can't remember a football team that executes so consistently. The Chiefs gave Brady a four point deficit and 2 minutes. Everyone knew they were going to score. Belichick's gameplanning (and mid-game adjustments) is incredible, but I think it's secondary to his uncanny ability to make the most of the players he has. I'm certainly no fan of his, but I think he still wins a championship or two without Brady playing for him all this time. Brady himself was what, a fourth rounder no one cared about or heard of? (Wiki says he was picked at #199)

    I don't think Brady has anywhere close to the level of success he does if Belichick isn't his coach all this time. I will be happier to see him retire than I was for Coach Parcells.
     
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    I've got my choice of a huge party in a casino showroom in Palm Springs with tons of food, favors, etc. or a big friends and family thing at a large photo studio here in El Lay. The appeal of the showroom party is a room for the night (don't have to drive after) and a swimming pool workout the next morning.
     
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    We won't see a run like this again any time soon -- they just keep doing it, year after year after year. Brady is over 40, and has better numbers now than when he was young.

    I think Belichick retires first, and Brady goes for one more, just to try to prove he didn't need Belichick. Maybe in Denver.

    I don't get the hatred through. Here is one of the great dynasties in sports history, and people hate them for it. Remember when we used to applaud excellence?
     
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    The success they have had is due to them being together, but they are both incredible.

    Bill is the master at game planning and in game adjustments. Most teams have the same identity week to week and even year to year until the coach changes. The Pats can be a power run team, a spread pass team, etc. week to week or half to half.

    Brady is simply amazing. Judging by my text messages last night, when Mahomes flew down the field for the quick go ahead score, every Bill’s fan on earth knew the Chiefs had blown the game. You simply cannot hand Brady the ball with 2 minutes to go to tie or win. We have seen that situation over and over, and the end result is almost always the same. No other QB has ever been as dangerously consistent in those situations as Brady. The Chiefs simply needed to burn clock on that drive and instead their quick strike identity (see above) was too ingrained and they blew it. Sure they got the ball back and a tying FG, but it was going to take Eli Manning type luck to beat the Pats at that point and hat is as much Brady as anything.
     
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    As a football fan, I consider it a privilege to have been able to watch the greatness that was Joe Montana and now ever greater greatness that is Tom Brady. That said, when you are stuck in a division where before training camp even starts, the BEST CASE scenario for your team is a wildcard, well, that shit gets old after 15+ seasons!

    And no, we didn’t really ever applaud excellence. Rooting for the underdog has been an intrinsic part of American identity for centuries.
     
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    I do appreciate, but seriously - there are some very dedicated fanbases in the league who deserve a taste of a championship, too. I'd like to see Buffalo, Cleveland, NYJ, San Diego, Houston, Detroit, Oakland, or Cincy hoist some hardware. Fanbases that have been around forever and show up in costume and in shit weather week after week for years are fun to watch celebrate.

    I was cheering for the Pats to get that first one. I was elated when the Red Sox won, even more so when the Astros pulled it off. I was on a rather lovely baseball high all through 2016 watching my Cubbies' World Series run. I hate the f*&#ing Brewers, but I would be happy for that fanbase if they made it happen. They deserve it too. I guess I just love to hear Al Michaels yelling about miracles.

    Can't happen with dynasties. I still hate the Bulls, Lakers, 49ers, and any and all teams that made such a run as the Pats are on.

    Then again, maybe it's just that I'm a longstanding Spurs and Cubs fan, and I remember how cool it was to finally see that trophy go exactly where you wanted it to.
     
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    Well, the Steelers as a franchise have 6, but Bradshaw doesn't. As far as I know Tom would be the only player with 6 and Bill would be the only coach. But I might be wrong.
     
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