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Re: The 2014 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
« Reply #780 on: January 26, 2015, 07:25:25 PM »
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Re: The 2014 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
« Reply #781 on: January 27, 2015, 03:17:21 AM »
I love The Onion


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Nation Can’t Wait To Hear Patriots Fans’ Excuses This Time


WASHINGTON—After an NFL investigation revealed that 11 of New England’s 12 game balls were under-inflated during last weekend’s AFC Championship Game, Americans across the nation announced Wednesday that they would love—absolutely love—to hear the excuses from Patriots fans this time. “No, no, by all means, go ahead,” said every single person living outside of Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, Rhode Island, and Connecticut before reportedly smiling and adding, “I’m all ears.” “Wait, let me guess: The deflated footballs were also easier to catch for the Colts defense, so the Patriots didn’t have a real advantage, right? Or is it that the score was so lopsided that it didn’t matter in the end? No, seriously, I’m sure you guys have something really great cooked up for this one.” The American populace went on to say that they also absolutely cannot wait to hear how this new scandal will have no effect on the legacy of Tom Brady.



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Re: The 2014 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
« Reply #782 on: January 27, 2015, 06:10:54 AM »
With all the snow up there, wouldn't it be poetic justice if the power in New England was out until say 1:00 am Monday?
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Re: The 2014 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
« Reply #783 on: January 27, 2015, 09:35:03 AM »
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Re: The 2014 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
« Reply #784 on: January 27, 2015, 10:10:47 AM »
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Re: The 2014 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
« Reply #785 on: January 27, 2015, 05:29:31 PM »
I could give a shit about the super bowl this year. 
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Re: The 2014 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
« Reply #786 on: January 27, 2015, 06:02:28 PM »
I"m just cheering for the team with the NC St guys :)
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Re: The 2014 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
« Reply #787 on: January 28, 2015, 09:51:44 AM »
I'm not going to watch. After watching the Pats choke against the Giants twice, I can't watch them again in the SB.

Montana is the greatest QB of all time. 4/4 in Super Bowls.
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Re: The 2014 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
« Reply #789 on: January 28, 2015, 11:10:36 AM »
 :D

"Simulator runs Super Bowl matchup 50,000 times, and winner is .."

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"As for Brady and the Patriots, not even deflate-gate could touch the Predictalator. Not even once in 50,000 simulations.

“Every ball in every simulation we conduct in the regular or postseason is inflated to the proper 12.5 to 13.5 PSI. In 50,000 simulations, that’s a whole lot of balls, none of which seems to lose two-plus PSI during the games,” Bessire said. “That’s 1.5 million properly inflated balls for a normal game and 6 million for this week. It’s an assumption worth revisiting for future seasons, but, fortunately the Super Bowl is the only game all year in which the NFL provides all the balls.”

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nfl-shutdown-corner/simulator-runs-super-bowl-matchup-50-000-times--and-winner-is-----022252004.html;_ylt=A0LEVvO4JclUVxUA6Z8nnIlQ;_ylu=X3oDMTEzbnM3aWYwBHNlYwNzcgRwb3MDMQRjb2xvA2JmMQR2dGlkA1lIUzAwM18x
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Re: The 2014 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
« Reply #790 on: January 28, 2015, 12:25:36 PM »
Wisconsin QB vs Michigan QB.  Going with the Badger.
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Re: The 2014 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
« Reply #791 on: January 28, 2015, 12:51:22 PM »
Wisconsin NC State Graduate QB vs Michigan QB.  Going with the Badger smart guy.

FTFY

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Re: The 2014 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
« Reply #792 on: January 28, 2015, 01:07:14 PM »
Wisconsin NC State Graduate QB vs Michigan QB.  Going with the Badger smart guy.

FTFY

Eve his wiki page has his college listed as Wisconsin.  You're the only person that seems to remember him being part of the Pack. 
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Re: The 2014 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
« Reply #793 on: January 28, 2015, 01:32:35 PM »
Didn't he leave NC State to go to Wisconsin so he could play?
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Re: The 2014 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
« Reply #794 on: January 28, 2015, 01:42:51 PM »
Brant may be able to talk about this more, but he only played 3 years at NCST but chose to go play baseball in the spring of 2011.  This is from his wiki page;

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In January 2011, Wilson announced that he would report to spring training with the Colorado Rockies organization.[37] NC State head coach Tom O'Brien expressed reservations with Wilson's decision, saying "Russell and I have had very open conversations about his responsibilities respective to baseball and football. While I am certainly respectful of Russell's dedication to baseball these last several years, within those discussions I also communicated to him the importance of his time commitment to NC State football."

O'Brien and his staff reached out to NFL coaches and general managers on Wilson's behalf, but he failed to receive an invitation to the 2011 NFL Scouting Combine.

On April 29, 2011, O'Brien announced that Wilson had been granted a release from his football scholarship with one year of eligibility remaining.

On June 27, 2011, Wisconsin head coach Bret Bielema announced that Wilson had committed to Wisconsin for the 2011 season
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