| Soccer Board|| re: World Cup draw - Official discussion thread - Mephistopheles on 12/6/13 at 11:34 am|
Could be worse though. I'm English. Our group is easier but we're matched up with Spain/Holland's group in the second round. Even if we make through we're fricked....
| Soccer Board|| re: World Cup draw - Official discussion thread - Mephistopheles on 12/6/13 at 11:32 am|
You guys are hella positive, that is a brutal draw. Like when a small child gets attacked by a large dog. ...
| More Sports Board|| re: How does Vegas do it? - Mephistopheles on 12/2/13 at 11:08 pm|
The lines are based on certain predictors and Vegas' feel for the market.
But you wanna know how they make their money, try this. You and a buddy get a bunch of 5s, 1s and quarters. Toss a coin, each person bets 5, winner gets his 5 back and 4.50 winnings, loser loses his 5, Vegas gets 50c. Repe...
| More Sports Board|| re: Just how unlikely is it that the Jaguars beat the Broncos on Sunday? - Mephistopheles on 10/9/13 at 3:16 am|
The Lions went 0-16 a fee years ago. And they were much better than this Jags team....
| More Sports Board|| re: So is the Kaepernick love affair over yet? - Mephistopheles on 9/26/13 at 4:31 pm|
[quote]Posted by Powerman I don't have anything against him. I think he is pretty good. I just think the hype is a little premature. Let's at least wait till this season plays out before we start talking about him being elite. [/quote]
In that case, I apologise for the tone of my post. ...
| More Sports Board|| re: So is the Kaepernick love affair over yet? - Mephistopheles on 9/26/13 at 4:10 pm|
[quote]People built this guy up to be the next Joe Montana Meh [/quote]
Did he steal your wife or something? This is your post on Kaepernick from January's Niners GB playoff game (you know, the one where he set the QB rushing record and had about 500 yards of offense)
[quote]They are a muff...
| More Sports Board|| re: Aldon Smith arrested for DUI .....again - Mephistopheles on 9/21/13 at 8:48 am|
That PFT quote is bull shite. Unless he got drunk in his car, how could he be too drunk to get out of it? He must've gotten into it somehow.
Perhaps some other factor explains him being passed out in the car, you know, like colliding at high speed with a large solid object......
| More Sports Board|| re: Trent Richardson traded to Colts for 1st round pick - Mephistopheles on 9/18/13 at 9:37 pm|
[quote]If I were Cleveland, I would strongly consider calling the Redskins and seeing if they would take the Indy pick for Cousins. He'd help them win some games this year, which I know they don't want, but he'd be better off next season than he would be if they traded for him in the offseason. [/qu...
| More Sports Board|| re: Pete Carroll is a 9/11 Truther - Mephistopheles on 9/12/13 at 3:04 am|
| More Sports Board|| re: Official Eagles vs. Redskins - Mephistopheles on 9/9/13 at 5:47 pm|
[quote]I'm really interested to see how the Chip Kelly pace works with a 53 man roster. His defenses got gassed against the better teams with 85 man rosters.[/quote]
Go check out the pats from last year. They ran 92 offensive snaps vs the Niners. They gassed themselves out, no doubt. After their ...
| More Sports Board|| re: Who has thr better career RG3 or Wilson? - Mephistopheles on 8/24/13 at 3:03 am|
RGIII deserves coverage. He's one of the most exciting players in the league. He's like a young Vick with better accuracy and attitude....
| More Sports Board|| re: Who has thr better career RG3 or Wilson? - Mephistopheles on 8/24/13 at 2:56 am|
Brees came around at SD especially in year 4. He wasn't MVP calibre but he was above average for sure....
| More Sports Board|| re: Toughest Divison In The NFL? - Mephistopheles on 8/24/13 at 2:53 am|
NFC west for sure. Don't sleep on the Cards.
(Actually frick it, it's the cards, they'll blow everything somehow)...
| More Sports Board|| re: Who has thr better career RG3 or Wilson? - Mephistopheles on 8/24/13 at 2:46 am|
[quote]The Brees comparisons are laughable. [/quote]
19 TDs to 3 INTs in his last 10 games (including playoffs) vs 25 TDs and 12 INTs.
| More Sports Board|| re: If Players From Different Generations Had Twitter During Their Playing Days - Mephistopheles on 8/7/13 at 8:22 pm|
@Maradona10 Guys, if the ball hits my hand, it isn't my fault
@JohnMadden Here's my guide to how to win a game of football (1/24389)
@JohnMadden A game of football starts with the coin toss. I usually send up one of my big ol' linemen (2/24389)
@John Madden I tell him, "if you think it's gonn...
| More Sports Board|| re: Awesome NFL Sunday Ticket deal (No DIRECTV required) - Mephistopheles on 8/7/13 at 2:39 am|
Bookmarked. Will be trying this when I get home....
| More Sports Board|| re: NFL HOFers who do not belong in the HOF based on their stats.. - Mephistopheles on 8/4/13 at 11:45 pm|
[quote]Mediocre players who have been the face of the league? Name some. [/quote]
| More Sports Board|| re: Chris Culliver vs Riley Cooper - Mephistopheles on 8/2/13 at 4:39 pm|
Lets just say it: homophobia is much more acceptable than racial abuse in America today, particularly white on black racism. orders of magnitude more acceptable. racism is one of the biggest taboo areas in society. You just can't expect to say stuff like that in public and get away with it.
| More Sports Board|| re: NFL Quarterbacks Contract & Salary Cap Hit Thread - Mephistopheles on 7/31/13 at 11:07 pm|
Good thread. Had comment written out Internet died, it got lost. In short Rodgers/Brady good, Romo bad. Someone needs to let a romo type QB walk. rivers? freeman?...
| More Sports Board|| re: Harvin likely done for the Year - Mephistopheles on 7/31/13 at 12:25 am|
[quote]talking about the niners making it to three nfc championship games[/quote]
No we're not. We're talking about the niners making it to one championship game. The previous two have no bearing on this outcome. To believe otherwise is gamblers fallacy....
| More Sports Board|| re: Drew Brees vs. Kurt Warner (At their Best) - Mephistopheles on 7/28/13 at 9:50 pm|
[quote]Mike Martz was one of the best offensive minds in the modern NFL[/quote]
Martz was a poor coach who got lucky and dined out on his Greatest Show on Turf legacy for far too long - without an offense stuffed with all-pros he can't call a game for shite.
That offense was as much Vermeil/Sau...
| More Sports Board|| re: Anyone else know former Saint and 1st Round Pick Sedrick Ellis retired? - Mephistopheles on 7/28/13 at 7:37 pm|
May I be the first to say: Probably because he sucked?
Other than that I'm guessing concussion or general chronic pain/injury caused by playing....
| More Sports Board|| re: Player fires agent over losing 2million. UPDATED in OP - Mephistopheles on 7/28/13 at 7:25 pm|
[quote]They day before he fired his agent, yahoo did a story on this issue. The player was aware that he would be losing money if he skipped the offseason workouts, he told the reporter it would be up to his agent if he held out of camp for a new contract. This was prior to the offseason workouts st...
| More Sports Board|| re: Is Ahman Green a HOF'er? - Mephistopheles on 7/28/13 at 6:53 pm|
[quote]Greens numbers are very comparable but other RBS need to get way ahead of him. Read some stats before you post HOF yay/nay threads
Why did you post a link to rushing stats up to 2004? Barber, Jamal Lewis and Steven Jackson would all be on that list today.
| More Sports Board|| re: Who will have more of an impact in the NFL- Teo or TM7? - Mephistopheles on 7/28/13 at 5:07 pm|
I'd say Tm7, I see him making a few highlight reel plays per year. Ability like that will always jump off the film....
| More Sports Board|| re: Who will have more of an impact in the NFL- Teo or TM7? - Mephistopheles on 7/28/13 at 4:01 pm|
Oh, and 5 CBs better than PP7
And Brandon Flowers would also look better if he didn't play for a team which was complete shite last year....
| More Sports Board|| re: Who will have more of an impact in the NFL- Teo or TM7? - Mephistopheles on 7/28/13 at 3:40 pm|
[quote]Last season, pp had 46 targets, 9 defended passes, and 2 tds allowed. Bower had 50 targets, 6 defended passes, and 4 tds allowed. [/quote]
2 TDs allowed? He gave up more TDs that just to Crabtree.
[quote]In four career games against the 49ers, [b]Peterson has allowed 17 receptions on 2...
| More Sports Board|| re: Who will have more of an impact in the NFL- Teo or TM7? - Mephistopheles on 7/28/13 at 3:38 pm|
[quote]Besides Richard Sherman, who is better than PP in 2013? Top 3 may be a little much but he is one of the best in the league.[/quote]
Michael Crabtree routinely makes PP look awful. ...
| More Sports Board|| re: Joe Rogan claims that Floyd Mayweather would get killed by college wrestlers - Mephistopheles on 7/20/13 at 7:39 pm|
[quote]his will likely kill the wrestler.[/quote]
What? How hard do you think he punches? If Floyd Mayweather punches so hard how come his wife is still alive?
Let's get a little perspective here. Floyd is like 5'7 and under 150lbs. He may be a quick counter puncher but he doesn't posses the b...
| More Sports Board|| re: Drew Brees #6 in Jaws QB countdown. - Mephistopheles on 7/18/13 at 11:31 am|
[quote]Did he even have enough passes to qualify? Also, Brees is 3rd all time in career completion percentage, so the volume passer thing is complete horse shite. [/quote]
Depends what you mean by qualify. He doesn't appear on the end of season passer rating stats (you have to look him up) so proba...