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Out of the Blue

Happy Groundhog Day! Neither of the local celebrity rodent weathermen, Punxsutawney Phil and Staten Island Chuck, saw their shadows, a harbinger of early spring. Actually I assume it's other people looking for their shadows, as who can really see into the mind of a groundhog? And I don't know how it worked out like that, because it was sunny around here, but I'll take an early spring.

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27. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 4, 2013, 01:46 NewMaxx
 
jdreyer wrote on Feb 3, 2013, 20:15:
Conspiracy theorists don't subscribe to Occam's razor.

ROFL!

"They just f'd up the launch of the PS Vita" just doesn't have the same thrill...
 
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26. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 4, 2013, 00:41 Ant
 
Prez wrote on Feb 4, 2013, 00:37:
Why blame the power outage for upending the game? The half-time show ate up about an hour. I can't understand how the NFL allows hour-long half-time shows when it clearly upsets the flow of the game. I like ogling Beyonce as much as the next under-sexed heterosexual loser, but put that shit before or after the game.
An hour????

Let's blame Oreo: https://twitter.com/Oreo/status/298246571718483968
[grin]
 
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25. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 4, 2013, 00:37 Prez
 
Why blame the power outage for upending the game? The half-time show ate up about an hour. I can't understand how the NFL allows hour-long half-time shows when it clearly upsets the flow of the game. I like ogling Beyonce as much as the next under-sexed heterosexual loser, but put that shit before or after the game.  
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24. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 4, 2013, 00:31 Cutter
 
So long as we don't have to hear anymore about that criminal Lewis fine. I just hope he fucks up big time now and ends up in prison where he belongs. He's probably been cheating the whole time anyway.

 
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23. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 3, 2013, 23:19 Ant
 
El Pit wrote on Feb 3, 2013, 23:10:
Quboid wrote on Feb 3, 2013, 21:03:
subx wrote on Feb 3, 2013, 20:48:
jimnms wrote on Feb 3, 2013, 15:21:
The evidence of this "theory" were clues hidden in the movie "The Sum of All Fears." Ucrazy

So, er, was there a plot revolving around a power cut in that movie?

Neo-nazis have nuked half the local power station? Or Arab extremists, which IIRC were in the book but the movie makes pussied out of.

No, it was Bane. He came out to tell the people of New Orleans to take control of their city. Batman made sure the power came back, though.
LOL!!! If it was him, where was the ground breaking up?
 
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22. Conspiracy corner! Feb 3, 2013, 23:14 Creston
 
So who caused the power outage? One of the 49'ers staff, or one of the NFL staff?

Because without that power outage, this game is a blowout for the Ravens, and my pick would have been a little more secure.


And now, time to bitch at the coaches. That fake field goal was a fucking terrible call. Obviously nobody bitches about it if it works, but it's a field goal that puts you up by two possessions for a tie (so it's not a pointless field goal), the distance was waaay too far, and to top it all off, the guy's blockers all run right and he runs left with exactly one blocker. I doubt that that particular play has ever even worked in practice.

But then Baltimore Harbaugh makes up for it with a brilliant, BRILLIANT intentional safety play. Letting his punter hold on to the ball for 8 seconds in the end zone was genius.

On the other side, San Francisco Harbaugh gets paid millions of dollars to be a head coach, but apparently is incapable of doing simple mathematics when deciding to go for 2 after a TD.

Situation: Down 28-6, you need 3TDs, and one 2-point conversion. You score a TD, so the score is 28-12. If you go for 2 here, you either make it, in which case it's 28-14 and you're down two normal TDs, OR you don't make it, in which case you are still only down 2 possessions, albeit two possessions which require two 2-point conversions. But it's still a 2 possession game.

By refusing to even try for the 2 points there, he makes it a game where after the next TD, it's 28-19, and now he's put himself in a position where if he DOESN'T make the 2-point conversion, it immediately becomes a 2 possession game again. Then he even doesn't bother with the first opportunity, instead waiting to the last one, at which point everyone in the world knows you need to go for it (and hurray for the CBS cockwit announcing that "As soon as they scored that TD, SF Harbaugh KNEW he had to go for 2!" as if it's some kind of fucking visionary miracle... fuck they were terrible.) and thus Bawlmer just stacks 10 guys in the box.

How, as a head coach, do you not play the 2 attempts game, instead making it a one-attempt-or-lose-a-possession situation? Again, these guys make millions of dollars, and yet simple stuff like this apparently escapes them? Do they not have some assistant somewhere to come up to them and explain the scenario?

Anyway, great game, and one thing's for sure, Joe Flacco is making a lot of money next year.

Creston
 
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21. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 3, 2013, 23:10 El Pit
 
Quboid wrote on Feb 3, 2013, 21:03:
subx wrote on Feb 3, 2013, 20:48:
jimnms wrote on Feb 3, 2013, 15:21:
The evidence of this "theory" were clues hidden in the movie "The Sum of All Fears." Ucrazy

So, er, was there a plot revolving around a power cut in that movie?

Neo-nazis have nuked half the local power station? Or Arab extremists, which IIRC were in the book but the movie makes pussied out of.

No, it was Bane. He came out to tell the people of New Orleans to take control of their city. Batman made sure the power came back, though.
 
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20. Re: Super Bowl Feb 3, 2013, 23:08 1badmf
 
culliver was getting away with shit all night, until he had to make it painfully obvious (and still bitched about the call).  
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19. Re: Super Bowl Feb 3, 2013, 23:04 Linksil
 
I'm sorry, but the ref calls just seemed off. I just was looking for a close game (which it did end in). But the start and end seemed like the ravens were given a lot more slack with what they considered acceptable coverage/pushing/holding.  
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18. Re: Super Bowl Feb 3, 2013, 22:56 Ant
 
Kosumo wrote on Feb 3, 2013, 22:54:
Was a good entertaning game none the less.
Yeah, I was hoping 49ers could win this. They got lucky with that power outage. LOL! I think they caused it!
 
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17. Re: Super Bowl Feb 3, 2013, 22:54 Kosumo
 
Was a good entertaning game none the less.  
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16. Re: Super Bowl Feb 3, 2013, 22:52 1badmf
 
if the 9ers had come back, that power outage would've become the stuff of legend. the ravens would've run away and hid had their momentum not been interrupted and the 9ers got a chance to regroup.  
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15. Re: Super Bowl Feb 3, 2013, 22:46 The Half Elf
 
Not a huge football fan, but damn that was exciting. Really wish the 49'ers would have won.  
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14. Super Bowl Feb 3, 2013, 21:53 Ant
 
Nice power outage. 49ers coming back. Dang!  
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13. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 3, 2013, 21:08 SpectralMeat
 
nin wrote on Feb 3, 2013, 20:03:
SpectralMeat wrote on Feb 3, 2013, 19:59:
Blue stuck in the groundhog day loop with Chevy Chase again!

Bill Murray?


My bad Bill Murray is correct.
 
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12. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 3, 2013, 21:03 Quboid
 
subx wrote on Feb 3, 2013, 20:48:
jimnms wrote on Feb 3, 2013, 15:21:
The evidence of this "theory" were clues hidden in the movie "The Sum of All Fears." Ucrazy

So, er, was there a plot revolving around a power cut in that movie?

Neo-nazis have nuked half the local power station? Or Arab extremists, which IIRC were in the book but the movie makes pussied out of.
 
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11. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 3, 2013, 20:48 subx
 
jimnms wrote on Feb 3, 2013, 15:21:
The evidence of this "theory" were clues hidden in the movie "The Sum of All Fears." Ucrazy

So, er, was there a plot revolving around a power cut in that movie?
 
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10. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 3, 2013, 20:17 jdreyer
 
Not lookin' good for the 'Niner's.  
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9. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 3, 2013, 20:15 jdreyer
 
jimnms wrote on Feb 3, 2013, 15:21:
I stumbled on some conspiracy theory BS on YouTube last night warning people not to go to the Super Bowl because the government staged the Sandy Hook shooting and is planning something at the Super Bowl. The evidence of this "theory" were clues hidden in the movie "The Sum of All Fears." Ucrazy

If the government or anyone were planning some act of terror, why would they put clues of their plan in some stupid movie and give people 10 years to find the clues before pulling it off?

Conspiracy theorists don't subscribe to Occam's razor.
 
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8. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 3, 2013, 20:03 nin
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Feb 3, 2013, 19:59:
Blue stuck in the groundhog day loop with Chevy Chase again!

Bill Murray?

 
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