Superbowl 52

I am sad that the Pats lost. Brady needs another ring to be on top (another non-qb player has 5 rings). They had a real shot but the game was good.

Funny that other things were so great.

Pink sick with Flu, still knocked it out of the park with the anthem:

http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2018/02/04/pink-channels-whitney-houston-while-battling-flu-for-super-bowl-52-national-anthem.html

Justin Timberlake shows he is one of the top five best acts out there to date with his 1/2 time show.

And, I did watch to the very end.

Your thoughts?

I'm glad the Eagles won. It's even better that they beat the team that cheated them out of the 2005 Superbowl win. Suck it Pats.


Also, I'm fairly certain there is at least one person out there who gave a toss about the halftime show. I just don't know any of them.

You may think this is a thread about the Super Bowl, but

While I'm not really a sports fan, I will admit to still supporting the home team...

..And guess what? We really knocked it out of the park this year! GO EAGLES!

I'm just glad that the Philadelphia Police used the Div. championship week to test Crisco out on the poles and found out that ATF is a more effective lubricant for keeping revelers from climbing them after a big football win.

Actually it was a great game AND I'm glad the Eagles won. My only problem with it, had he won I guarantee Brady would have retired. Now its still up in the air.

Silentpony:
You may think this is a thread about the Super Bowl, but

The best commercials from this and all super bowls were all Tide ads.

Gorfias:
Justin Timberlake shows he is one of the top five best acts out there to date with his 1/2 time show.

Prince did specifically say he was totally against the sort of thing JT did, though. Should have found another way to pay tribute to him.

Thaluikhain:

Gorfias:
Justin Timberlake shows he is one of the top five best acts out there to date with his 1/2 time show.

Prince did specifically say he was totally against the sort of thing JT did, though. Should have found another way to pay tribute to him.

Ehh, Prince was against "holograms" where they make it look like the person is right there with them like they did for Tupac a couple years ago. This was just a giant tv screen so he might have been okay with it
I thought the halftime show was okay but I expected more from him. Feels like he just milked it in

As to the game the Eagles played with a lot of balls, they made a few 4th down calls that were questionable but ended up going in their favor. Was really exciting to watch the game play out

They also had the better trick play which baffles my mind how the defense just ignores the QB on both of those plays. Surprised one of the backs didn't try to ga after them as a blocker at least

Mad props to Nick Foles who joined my main man Eli Manning in the "I beat the Patriots at the Super Bowl" club

I'm just glad Bellicheat and Brady lost. Fuck them.

Didn't watch the game, but fuck the Pats, I am glad they lost.

I can't stand the Pats, especially Brady since he's a giant cry baby.

I also don't like the Eagles, especially it's fans, and also because I'm still bitter about two weeks ago. So, fuck 'em

So, since I really don't like either team I didn't bother watching it.

I'm more mad at the fact that I completely forgot about the Puppy Bowl and missed it.

Fiz_The_Toaster:
I can't stand the Pats, especially Brady since he's a giant cry baby.

I also don't like the Eagles, especially it's fans, and also because I'm still bitter about two weeks ago. So, fuck 'em

So, since I really don't like either team I didn't bother watching it.

I'm more mad at the fact that I completely forgot about the Puppy Bowl and missed it.

How do you forget the puppy bowl?! That's like forgetting the Kitten Bowl, or the Lingerie Bowl! Its just not possible!

I wanted The Eagles to lose. I also wanted The Patriots to lose.

I'm glad it was a great game and at the time I was glad enough that The Eagles won and now seeing more videos of the "celebration" and Eagles fans treating Patriots fans with more bottle throwing and other garbage reminds me why I wanted the Patriots to win.

Seriously, if even just one God Damn Eagle player or Rep said "Hey, that shit isn't cool guys", I'd be back on board but by staying silent, The Eagles are telling everyone they're perfectly fine with having a trashy-ass fan base.

And yes, #NotAllEagleFans but fuck The Eagles, I hope they never get anywhere near a championship again...

tippy2k2:
Seriously, if even just one God Damn Eagle player or Rep said "Hey, that shit isn't cool guys", I'd be back on board but by staying silent, The Eagles are telling everyone they're perfectly fine with having a trashy-ass fan base.

We're talking about fans who threw ice chunks at Santa Claus. Don't look for class in Philly.

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Home town pride <3

I live in MA but I have to admit I don't really care that the Pats lost. Half because I don't care about sports, and half because MA is kind of spoiled on the sports front ATM.

I'm happy the Eagles won, hopefully that'll take Brady and Belicheat down a peg. The fact that Brady didn't shake Foles' hand after the game just cemented my view of him as a primadonna.

So congrats to Philly on their first ring!

It's always good to see the Pats lose, even if it isn't to the Jets/Giants. (So really just the Giants)

My girlfriend and I smoked and cooked a brisket for the game on Sunday; it's a 10-hour process that required us to start drinking really early, so by the time game time came around and we got to the bar with our friends, the game was a blur. But we watched the recording last night, and I must say, it was a great game, the way you want a championship game to go insofar as a battle to the very end. We live just a few miles north of Dallas, so I wanted the Eagles to win, but only because all the Cowboys fans around here hate them with a seething passion, and as a 49ers fan, few things make me happier than a butt-hurt Cowboys or Seahawks fan. But honestly, not having a dog in the fight, I didn't really care who won; either way would have been a great story: Nick Foles, playing backup to one of the brightest QBs in the league, takes the reins and drags the Eagles with the "underdog" chip-on-the-shoulder to the big game and wins or Tom Brady, at 74 years old, winning his sixth ring and becoming the single Super Bowl winningest player of all time and tying the true douchebags of the NFL (The Steelers) for most SB wins by a single team.

BUT the 2017 season is behind us; time to look forward. Brady's not going out like that, so at age 114, he'll be back in 2018 for his sixth. The Pats unwittingly blessed us in a trade with Jimmy Garoppolo who, out of nowhere, took my 0-10 Niners to a 6-10 record proving that we just might be contenders in the NFC West again as the Seahawks are breaking down and the Cardinals and Rams still struggle to find "consistency" in the dictionary. Not getting my hopes up, (I'm a Niners fan, not a crazy person,) but the poetic justice of Garoppolo taking us to meet the Pats in Super Bowl 53: Brady on his back on his own 10 yard line, Garoppolo standing over him with the scoreboard behind him reading SF-38:NE-9, and Brady mutters with his dying breath "Et tu, Brute?" under the hail of red and gold confetti.... A boy can dream...

At first I had a hard time rooting for either team. Like the rest of the world, I was tired of the Patriots and as a Vikings fan, I was still a bit raw about the spanking we received from the Eagles (also their fan base is next-level ridiculous). Ultimately, in my heart-of-hearts I knew my dreams of a Viking Superbowl was only going to end in flames (always, always in flames...), so I relented and went for the Eagles as I know that feel to be one of the few teams still without a ring. Plus, win or loss, I knew Philly fans were going to burn their city to the ground anyways.

Overall it was an entertaining game. Foles had his David and Goliath moment, only now to be traded off into obscurity (probably the Browns), salty Brady is the best Brady, and halftime/commercials weren't totally awful.

Thaluikhain:

Prince did specifically say he was totally against the sort of thing JT did, though. Should have found another way to pay tribute to him.

I'll have to look that up. I think

DrownedAmmet:
Prince was against "holograms"

... is more likely the thing. Any time now, we're going to get to see a cowboy movie staring a young John Wayne and Clint Eastwood. This hologram thing may really eat into opportunities for real people.

Be fun to talk about the worst 1/2 time shows in memory were. I was underwhelmed by the Who and Black Eyed Peas. But this year I really enjoyed. Now for a year of withdrawal pains.

EDIT: Yikes. I think me and DA are wrong and Thaluikhain is right! He hated the very concept thinking it demonic. Eccentric guy.

https://noisey.vice.com/en_us/article/vbpmgx/sheila-e-justin-timberlake-halftime-show-prince-hologram-interview

Scarytown:
Foles had his David and Goliath moment, only now to be traded off into obscurity (probably the Browns)

Say what? I'm no expert in the subtle nuance that is the NFL trade game, but I personally believe the Eagles would be foolish to entertain trading Nick Foles, especially after his performance throughout the postseason, most particularly his performance in their first win in a Super Bowl. Despite coming in as little more than an vie quarterback after Wonderboy Wentz went down, Foles showed a level of play befitting some of the best talent in the game. Did you see some of the windows he was squeezing that ball into?!? No interceptions. No sacks. He was damn near perfect, and who knows what Wentz will be when he comes back; yes, he helped get them as far as he did, but it was Foles who did the heavy lifting when it mattered most; the postseason is when you face the best AT their best, and in the Super Bowl, he and the defensive line had Brady, arguably the greatest of all time, on his heels the entire time. And don't get me wrong; I'm no Brady/Patriots fan by any stretch of the imagination; I enjoyed watching him scarf down that humble pie with all the enthusiasm of someone resorting to cannibalism after months on a deserted island, but I won't deny his talent. Yes, should one like, one can put myriad asterisk by any numbers he's put up in his 18 year career, but you can't make it to the big game 8 times on cheating alone; let's be realistic. Just saying, Foles looked more like "Brady" than Brady did; why would the Eagles get rid of him? To fall back on a starter coming back from injury and likely an untested, unproven backup in Foles' replacement?

Gorfias:
EDIT: Yikes. I think me and DA are wrong and Thaluikhain is right! He hated the very concept thinking it demonic. Eccentric guy.

https://noisey.vice.com/en_us/article/vbpmgx/sheila-e-justin-timberlake-halftime-show-prince-hologram-interview

The article seems to stress Prince's feelings about holograms; I don't think he'd mind what JT did. I feel it was tasteful and in no way attempted to "resurrect" Prince in any way beyond fondly remembering his talent.

Xprimentyl:

The article seems to stress Prince?s feelings about holograms; I don?t think he?d mind what JT did. I feel it was tasteful and in no way attempted to ?resurrect? Prince in any way beyond fondly remembering his talent.

I hope you are right. I loved what JT did. I agree that there is a huge difference between projecting his image vs. using a hologram to make him seem to be there.

But he was an odd guy. I think it was Eddy Murphy noted he was the type of guy that would call you hysterical at 3 AM saying, "I need a llama!"

Xprimentyl:

Scarytown:
Foles had his David and Goliath moment, only now to be traded off into obscurity (probably the Browns)

Say what? I?m no expert in the subtle nuance that is the NFL trade game, but I personally believe the Eagles would be foolish to entertain trading Nick Foles, especially after his performance throughout the postseason, most particularly his performance in their first win in a Super Bowl. Despite coming in as little more than an vie quarterback after Wonderboy Wentz went down, Foles showed a level of play befitting some of the best talent in the game. Did you see some of the windows he was squeezing that ball into?!? No interceptions. No sacks. He was damn near perfect, and who knows what Wentz will be when he comes back; yes, he helped get them as far as he did, but it was Foles who did the heavy lifting when it mattered most; the postseason is when you face the best AT their best, and in the Super Bowl, he and the defensive line had Brady, arguably the greatest of all time, on his heels the entire time. And don?t get me wrong; I?m no Brady/Patriots fan by any stretch of the imagination; I enjoyed watching him scarf down that humble pie with all the enthusiasm of someone resorting to cannibalism after months on a deserted island, but I won?t deny his talent. Yes, should one like, one can put myriad asterisk by any numbers he?s put up in his 18 year career, but you can?t make it to the big game 8 times on cheating alone; let?s be realistic. Just saying, Foles looked more like ?Brady? than Brady did; why would the Eagles get rid of him? To fall back on a starter coming back from injury and likely an untested, unproven backup in Foles? replacement?

Basically risk versus reward right now

Foles has one year left on his contract and unless Wentz is deemed unable to play this entire year, it will be given right back to Wentz (right or not, The Eagles spent way too much acquiring Wentz to not give him multiple years and that's assuming Wentz comes back losing a step in his game). Short of Wentz's career somehow being over from this (not impossible but highly unlikely), Foles will not stay with The Eagles after this year.

Foles just won a SuperBowl and not only won it but looked like the QB he beat to do it (and looked that way in multiple games). His stock is never going to be higher than it is at this moment. That stock is only going to start dropping as the season goes on and trading Foles would be a great way to get the picks back that The Eagles traded away to get Wentz and possibly even more if they really play their cards right.

Now obviously the big risk is "Will Wentz be ready at the start of the season?", which is very unlikely considering a healing of an ACL should take 9-12 months with his injury in December ("should" being the key word considering the treatments and whatnot these guys get). Realistically though, you could stick an OK QB in The Eagles team and have their defense win you some games and help you squeak into the playoffs. Hell, it might be worth "tanking" a season to get the haul that may very well come with trading a guy let Foles with where he is at right now...

Or if they really want to play it safe, keep Foles and trade him before the deadline. You won't get nearly the same haul (and you risk Foles coming back down to Earth and looking like Foles did on The Rams...) but if Jimmy G got The Patriots a 2nd Round pick mid-season, Foles could easily catch that same amount if he continues to look like he did in these last two playoff games...

Xprimentyl:

Scarytown:
Foles had his David and Goliath moment, only now to be traded off into obscurity (probably the Browns)

Say what? I?m no expert in the subtle nuance that is the NFL trade game, but I personally believe the Eagles would be foolish to entertain trading Nick Foles, especially after his performance throughout the postseason, most particularly his performance in their first win in a Super Bowl. Despite coming in as little more than an vie quarterback after Wonderboy Wentz went down, Foles showed a level of play befitting some of the best talent in the game. Did you see some of the windows he was squeezing that ball into?!? No interceptions. No sacks. He was damn near perfect, and who knows what Wentz will be when he comes back; yes, he helped get them as far as he did, but it was Foles who did the heavy lifting when it mattered most; the postseason is when you face the best AT their best, and in the Super Bowl, he and the defensive line had Brady, arguably the greatest of all time, on his heels the entire time. And don?t get me wrong; I?m no Brady/Patriots fan by any stretch of the imagination; I enjoyed watching him scarf down that humble pie with all the enthusiasm of someone resorting to cannibalism after months on a deserted island, but I won?t deny his talent. Yes, should one like, one can put myriad asterisk by any numbers he?s put up in his 18 year career, but you can?t make it to the big game 8 times on cheating alone; let?s be realistic. Just saying, Foles looked more like ?Brady? than Brady did; why would the Eagles get rid of him? To fall back on a starter coming back from injury and likely an untested, unproven backup in Foles? replacement?

I think Tippy covered most of it, but it pretty much comes down to investment. Eagles are going to most likely chalk Foles playoff performance to be a lightning in a bottle situation. They paid to much for Wentz to let him go and Foles will now pull make-it-rain level money out of no where. They'll take there chances with Wentz and trade Foles for a premium draft spot, or a seasoned high end player to fill a hole, or maybe both.

 

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