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illmatic74
11-03-2008, 01:24 AM
In the NFL this year there are no great teams. You never know what you are getting each week. This has made plenty of games just un watchable this year. Anyone disagree?

Menardo75
11-03-2008, 01:26 AM
Weird how the game of football is unpredictable. That cannot be the reason why we all watch. Have you heard of the term any given sunday?

Bruce Banner
11-03-2008, 01:31 AM
First of all.....Titans?

Yeah. I'd much prefer if they did away with the salary cap and the Cowboys, Redskins, and Patriots would go 14-2 each year.

Who doesn't want the Yankees in the NFL?

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As much as you hate it....most of us love it.

Not knowing who is going to win is what makes the NFL entertaining. Why would you want to know the result of a game before watching it? (err, have a good idea of who will win)

"Any given Sunday" already made the league fun, this is just another level of awesome.

Balanced competition ≠ mediocrity

illmatic74
11-03-2008, 01:37 AM
But parity is only good if you have great teams every year. There are no great teams this year. Last year there were the Patriots, Steelers, Jaguars, Chagers, Colts, Giants, Packers, Cowboys this year there is the Titans and maybe Giants with all other teams pretty much the same.

Gay Ork Wang
11-03-2008, 01:41 AM
which is bad because?

illmatic74
11-03-2008, 01:43 AM
which is bad because? Because mediocre teams lead to mediocre football.

yourfavestoner
11-03-2008, 01:43 AM
But parity is only good if you have great teams every year. There are no great teams this year. Last year there were the Patriots, Steelers, Jaguars, Chagers, Colts, Giants, Packers, Cowboys this year there is the Titans and maybe Giants with all other teams pretty much the same.

As the season goes on, the cream will rise to the top. It always happens.

This is the time of year when teams start to get hot and go on winning streaks. Offenses start gelling and defenses start coming together.

The Legend
11-03-2008, 01:44 AM
Every game this year is about the defense it's just awesome.
Every game I've watched this year has been fun to watch for me.
If you are a offensive fan then you might not like this year to much.

trkaline
11-03-2008, 01:46 AM
I love the way this seasons going, just enough chaos to let the Ravens slip through the cracks...

Gay Ork Wang
11-03-2008, 01:47 AM
Because mediocre teams lead to mediocre football.
no, it leads to close football games. thats why people watch College football too

SenorGato
11-03-2008, 01:51 AM
As the season goes on, the cream will rise to the top. It always happens.

This is the time of year when teams start to get hot and go on winning streaks. Offenses start gelling and defenses start coming together.

Exactly.

The first 9 weeks look ******** because they are. One or two teams usually separate from the pack or just get hot, while the other 30 or so teams kind of fight to stand out.

It's always fun like that...pick the teams on the rise and the ones just playing hot.

So don't sleep on those Jets folks...*ducks for homer throws*

TitanHope
11-03-2008, 01:55 AM
What's the problem with both teams having a chance to win? I think the unpredictability of games makes them entertaining. Who wants to watch New England vs Miami besides fans of those teams when New England is undefeated and Miami is winless? Who would rather see Miami beat New England by using a college formation?

Parity is not mediocrity. The bad teams have gotten better, and the great teams have declined. Simple as that.

vidae
11-03-2008, 01:56 AM
Like most of the replies, I'd prefer a season like this, where any team can surprise. The Cardinals are leading their division and playing some pretty good football. It's about time too. I've always rooted for the underdog and I'd really like to see someone new win that division.

BlindSite
11-03-2008, 03:06 AM
NFL is more entertaining than the english premier league or any sport that makes billions because its different every year. You want perfection you need to remove the salary cap, personally I'll take the miscues for the drama and excitement.

Paranoidmoonduck
11-03-2008, 03:54 AM
Mediocre teams doesn't mean mediocre games. I think this is the most unpredictable and exciting season week to week that I have ever witnessed.

Personally, I can't get enough of it.

awfullyquiet
11-03-2008, 09:54 AM
Mediocre teams doesn't mean mediocre games. I think this is the most unpredictable and exciting season week to week that I have ever witnessed.

Personally, I can't get enough of it.

that being said. the pats colts game yesterday. two teams on the decline... was a fantastic game.

the GB-Titans game was a great matchup. even the bad games are sometimes fun to watch... you can pick up any game, and there are exciting players (minus oakland and detroit... sorry), exciting plays. it's not so centric on a few teams.

giantsfan
11-03-2008, 10:05 AM
What NFL games are unpredictable this year? Damnit now there's no reason to watch since the favorite isn't winning every game.

Illmatic are you cereal? I think this has been one of the better seasons in recent memory, although last year was great to, between how incredible the pats were playing and my gmen doing the unthinkable and going undefeated on the road, including the SB against the aforementioned undefeated pats.

Twiddler
11-03-2008, 10:11 AM
This is one of the most exciting seasons in recent memory for me. But I personally love a league where any team can win on any day, just a personal preference.

nrk
11-03-2008, 10:54 AM
It's a lot better than just hearing about the Pats, Colts, and Chargers....

MichaelJordanEberle (sabf)
11-03-2008, 11:01 AM
that being said. the pats colts game yesterday. two teams on the decline... was a fantastic game.

the GB-Titans game was a great matchup. even the bad games are sometimes fun to watch... you can pick up any game, and there are exciting players (minus oakland and detroit... sorry), exciting plays. it's not so centric on a few teams.

http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k75/juniormccracken/Lions.png

This is pretty exciting IMO.

bigbluedefense
11-03-2008, 11:02 AM
Mediocrity means everyone is 4-4. Thats not the case. There are a couple of quality NFL teams this year.

They just happen to be teams youre not used to seeing. Its the changing of the guard, a shift in power. Get used to it, bc it will be this way for the next several years.

Bengalsrocket
11-03-2008, 11:11 AM
Mediocrity means everyone is 4-4. Thats not the case. There are a couple of quality NFL teams this year.

They just happen to be teams youre not used to seeing. Its the changing of the guard, a shift in power. Get used to it, bc it will be this way for the next several years.

I disagree with this. I think we'll see several shifts in power over the next couple of years. A lot of teams are in a rebuilding mode with a lot of pieces already there (they could flounder around and not amount to anything though).

Also, a lot of the teams that were strong could fix there problems pretty easily. We know the chargers / Patriots / Colts can all be repaired within the next couple of years.

bigbluedefense
11-03-2008, 11:15 AM
I disagree with this. I think we'll see several shifts in power over the next couple of years. A lot of teams are in a rebuilding mode with a lot of pieces already there (they could flounder around and not amount to anything though).

Also, a lot of the teams that were strong could fix there problems pretty easily. We know the chargers / Patriots / Colts can all be repaired within the next couple of years.

my main point is that the shift is leaning towards the NFC. Even with the Colts and Pats retooling, the NFC has teams at the top now that are good enough to compete with them at the highest level. Its not a give me for the AFC anymore like it was.

In fact, most of the better teams are in the NFC now.

ShutDwn
11-03-2008, 11:16 AM
Mediocrity means everyone is 4-4. Thats not the case. There are a couple of quality NFL teams this year.

They just happen to be teams youre not used to seeing. Its the changing of the guard, a shift in power. Get used to it, bc it will be this way for the next several years.

I think you are right. This isn't so much a down year as it is a change in power, it just isn't switching in one season. Younger teams are starting to find themselves and the consistently good teams from years past are fading or have been hit by injuries. Next year will be even crazier if the teams like the Colts and Pats rise back up a bit.

nrk
11-03-2008, 11:27 AM
Mediocrity means everyone is 4-4. Thats not the case. There are a couple of quality NFL teams this year.

They just happen to be teams youre not used to seeing. Its the changing of the guard, a shift in power. Get used to it, bc it will be this way for the next several years.


I think its more about injuries rather than changing of the powers. To my surprise, the Pats without Tom Brady are still competitive. Shawne Merriman shows just how valuable he is to that Chargers Defense. Then theres Peyton and the Colts... I don't really know what to say there. However, teams are coming up for the NFC and at the moment there are more quality NFC teams. I think AFC will be stronger next year, especially if the Titans don't drop off but the NFC is becoming strong. It's a good thing to see.

Bengalsrocket
11-03-2008, 11:39 AM
my main point is that the shift is leaning towards the NFC. Even with the Colts and Pats retooling, the NFC has teams at the top now that are good enough to compete with them at the highest level. Its not a give me for the AFC anymore like it was.

In fact, most of the better teams are in the NFC now.

If we're talking strictly AFC v. NFC I'd say that was true of 07' and now of 08'. While the AFC seems to have 2-5 power house teams at the top (your typical San Diego / Indianapolis / New England / Pittsburgh etc.) the bottom tier of the AFC has shown just how uncompetitive it is.

Meanwhile, most of the NFC has been competitive for the last 2 years or so, even the guys on the bottom.

jth1331
11-04-2008, 05:00 AM
I honestly think the play has been kind of sloppy this year. Now, is that because more young guys are playing, or is it defenses are getting better adjusted to offenses?
There have been a couple weeks that were flat out boring to watch because the games felt so "sloppy". There also is a rather large amount of blowouts too.

LonghornsLegend
11-04-2008, 09:47 AM
Because mediocre teams lead to mediocre football.

You must like a different brand of footballs, you probably think mediocre football is if both teams don't score 30 points right? This has been one of the best years yet, don't let the records fool you, teams have been getting hit with the injury bug.


You trying to tell me the end of the Colts/Texans game wasn't good football? Or the Packers and Titans? Come on now.

illmatic74
11-04-2008, 09:57 AM
I honestly think the play has been kind of sloppy this year. Now, is that because more young guys are playing, or is it defenses are getting better adjusted to offenses?
There have been a couple weeks that were flat out boring to watch because the games felt so "sloppy". There also is a rather large amount of blowouts too.That was ny point

jth1331
11-09-2008, 02:43 PM
Looking at this weeks games, can some of you see it now?
This week's games have been crappy today. Sloppy play all around. Its not the "defensive games" but the sheer suckitude going on.
6 games are being decided by 2 scores or more. 6 out of 8. Thats crappy football being played.

Jvig43
11-09-2008, 03:54 PM
Because mediocre teams lead to mediocre football.

Im sorry but this year isnt mediocre. As a pats fan ive taken being division champs for the last decade or so for granted. Im much more intirigued and into these games now. I also enjoy not knowing what could happen in any game. I love watching sports center and seeing horrible teams last year beating teams that were considered elite this year. The plays in game are still amazing to watch. Nothing medicore here.

Vox Populi
11-09-2008, 04:04 PM
Football this year has been awesome. The standing at the end of the season are going to be a massive ****-fest because the difference between the teams picking 9-19 overall is going to be really small. There is so much competition this year and its awesome. Unfortunately my Bills have officially died and are sinking to the bottom now.

Vox Populi
11-09-2008, 04:13 PM
Looking at this weeks games, can some of you see it now?
This week's games have been crappy today. Sloppy play all around. Its not the "defensive games" but the sheer suckitude going on.
6 games are being decided by 2 scores or more. 6 out of 8. Thats crappy football being played.

Sure, pick the down week... that Packers-Vikings game seemed like a good show, I didn't catch it but it looked exciting. The Bears-Titans game was a good game that got played until the end that I was half watching along with the Dolphins-Seahawks game which was played until the end too. Sure the Jets, Jags, Falcons and Ravens laid down some beatings while the Pats just controlled the clock for 60 minutes and rolled to a victory. That Thursday night game between the Broncos-Browns was pretty damn exciting too. Even on a down week and only half this weeks games its been at least a competitive weekend for half the games that were played.

UK_Cheesehead
11-09-2008, 04:17 PM
NFL is more entertaining than the english premier league or any sport that makes billions because its different every year. You want perfection you need to remove the salary cap, personally I'll take the miscues for the drama and excitement.

Definately, it's one of the main reasons I got into the NFL, because it's a level playing field. (The EPL is looking very unpredictable this year tho).

Gay Ork Wang
11-09-2008, 04:35 PM
Looking at this weeks games, can some of you see it now?
This week's games have been crappy today. Sloppy play all around. Its not the "defensive games" but the sheer suckitude going on.
6 games are being decided by 2 scores or more. 6 out of 8. Thats crappy football being played.
whats wrong about games being decided by less than 2 points?

Vox Populi
11-09-2008, 04:37 PM
whats wrong about games being decided by less than 2 points?

You read that wrong. It was worded strangely and thats what I thought he meant at first too before I re-read it.

Gay Ork Wang
11-09-2008, 04:39 PM
at least 3 games were decided by less than 2 scores just like the thursday night game

jth1331
11-09-2008, 06:58 PM
at least 3 games were decided by less than 2 scores just like the thursday night game

3 games decided by 3 points, 3 games were decided by 20+ points. I'm seeing a lot of sloppy play this year folks. Say what you want about it being exciting, some of the scores are close, but not exactly exciting.

And btw, 2 scores is 9 points, a touchdown and a field goal.

BBIB
11-14-2008, 01:40 PM
Some people think that a sport/league is mediocre when the traditional power houses are not dominating. It's such an ignorant idea but I see it constantly.