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Unread postPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 7:31 pm 
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So what NFL team do you guys root for? My team is the NY Giants. They have 4 Super Bowl wins and 8 overall championships in the NFL(1927, 1934, 1938, 1956, 1986, 1990, 2007 and 2011), third overall, behind the Chicago Bears, who have 9 (8 NFL Championships and 1 Super Bowl Title) and the Green Bay Packers, who now have 13 championships (9 NFL and 4 Super Bowl Titles). I think if you just count Super Bowls, they're still up there at 4th. The Steelers have the most with 6, the 49ers and Cowboys are tied for 2nd with 5 and now the Giants have 4, so not too bad a franchise history I would say. The only thing is in their early days they played in so many championship games, you'd think they would have won more, but still 3rd overall and 4th in Super Bowls is not too bad.

So what's the team you root for and who have been some favorites players of yours since you started watching your team? For me it's been guys like Phil Simms, Lawrence Taylor, Harry Carson, George Martin, Maurice Carthon, Otis Anderson, Stephen Baker, Mark Bavaro, Jeff Hostetler, Eli Manning, Michael Strahan, Osi Umenyiora, Brandon Jacobs, Ahmad Bradshaw and Victor Cruz.


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Unread postPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 8:37 pm 
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To put it bluntly, I tend to root for underdogs, or terrible organizations.
Cleveland for example.

But honestly I don't really follow any team in general.
I put more stock in certain players, and generally they are tied to my fantasy teams.

Another way to look at it, is I generally root for those who affect my pockets. :dance:

The same rings true when I make an occaisional wager on NFL games Sundays.



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New York Giants for me. Love Big Blue!

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I agree with TZ halfway as I dont exactly route for underdogs..Im just sick to death of analysts always talking about the same old shite and teams


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I knew I liked you lazy, a fellow Giants fan :) And SVB, the thing I love about football is there's so much parity that it's not too often the same teams always win. Sometimes you get a dynasty, like with the Packers, Steelers, 49ers, Cowboys or Patriots, but it's usually different teams winning titles from year to year, what with revenue sharing and the previous champion getting the toughest schedule. It's pretty much why football is the only pro team sport I follow anymore. That and the fact that the season isn't as long and it's not as huge a commitment, only having games once a week, maybe a couple of other days if you watch every game, but there aren't games every day, like with basketball and especially baseball, so it's easier and more fun and exciting for me to follow. Also the fast pace and contact make it pretty exciting to watch too.


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And who have been favorite players for all of you guys for your teams over the years you've watched them play, as a fan?


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This guy used to have a great cutting and slashing style. Whatever happened to him?

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I saw what you did there.




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I saw what you did there.

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Moss and Carter I recognize, but who are those other guys?


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Robert Smith was damn good at RB. I'm a big fan of Cris Carter, one of the first players I followed when I started watching football. I even have a jersey somewhere in my closet. When I was a teenager and bought Beckett price guides for baseball and football cards, I remember they used to have team/organization addresses so my brother, cousin and I would write letters to the teams and sometimes sent cards along in hopes of getting autos. Didn't always work, but I happened to write to the Minnesota Vikings and, though I didn't send any cards, along with stickers, a letter and other fanfare, I got an autographed Cris Carter card (odd that it was when he was with Philly). That was the coolest autograph I ever got.

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No Carl Eller? I thought he was a favorite among Vikings fan, as part of the "Purple People Eaters."


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I'm for the Niners - I'm from the San Francisco Bay Area.

I'm guessing a few here are watching the Super Bowl? Craziest Bowl I've ever seen - usually these are a bit tame/conservative as games go.

The 49ers were blowing it big time in the first half - behind by over 3 touchdowns..! Then the power goes out and the tide turned. Now the Niners are steamrollin' over the Ravens. It's anyone's game now..! A nail-biter..! :shock:


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Kaptain Kirk wrote:
I'm for the Niners - I'm from the San Francisco Bay Area.

I'm guessing a few here are watching the Super Bowl? Craziest Bowl I've ever seen - usually these are a bit boring/conservative as games go.

The 49ers were blowing it big time in the first half - behind by over 3 touchdowns..! Then the power goes out and the tide turned. Now the Niners are steamrollin' over the Ravens. It's anyone's game now..! A nail-biter..! :shock:


Well since I'm not rooting for any particular team (I WAS rooting for this matchup though), I was hoping for a close game. After what appeared to be a Baltimore thrashing, San Fran is bolting back. As Kapt. Kirk mentioned, that power outage seemed to have turned the tide and momentum has shifted. I wonder who was losing money that something needed to be done to change the game....

I'm actually quite surprised by the scoring too being that both teams seem to boast ferocious defenses (Despite Balt. not quite what they used to be).

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WTF was up with that "Blackout"?
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WTF was up with that "Blackout"?
That had to be intentionally done.


According to reports from New Orleans, during rehearsals Beyonce blew the fuse to the Superdome twice. Just sayin....... :(

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I'm sure Beyonce has blown plenty of fuses in her time, if you know what I mean. :D


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Longest time-out in Super Bowl history. 34 minutes and helped the 49'ers nearly come back! :wtf:

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Nice. I heard Tarkenton was briefly a Giant, back in the '70s when they were stinking up the league. Things didn't turn around for them until George Young came along as GM and drafted Phil Simms, then Lawrence Taylor. Then had the sucky 1991-1999 and 2001-2006 yeesh. Glad they're contenders again. I hope Eli wins one more ring before he retires. It'd be funny if he ended up with more than his brother Peyton, who, of course, is a lot better haha.


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