2015 NFL Pick'em Conf. Finals, Scores are up!

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  1. #1 V8stangman, Jan 20, 2016
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    2015 NFL Pick'em Conference Finals

    - 4 points for picking the team that wins the Game of the Week
    - 2 points for picking the winning team in the other game
    - 3 points for picking the points spread dead on
    - 2 points if you're off by 1 point of the points spread
    - 1 point if you're off by 2 points of the points spread
    - Picks must be in before Sunday, Jan. 24 @ 3:00 PM

    AFC CHAMPIONSHIP: New England vs Denver----->Game of the Week

    NFC CHAMPIONSHIP: Arizona vs Carolina

    Members's scoring so far as of the Divisional Round:

    01- webber f1 racer..............: 10 + 181 = 191
    02- V8stangman....................: 6 + 173 = 179
    03- Aequitas.........................: 8 + 155 = 163
    04- TrueSportsCarMechanic...: 8 + 153 = 161
    05- Innotech..........................: 0 + 158 = 158
    06- Bishop Ghost..................................: 156
    07- disord3r..........................................: 153
    08- sixspeedfirebird...............................: 77
    09- AMGrulz.........................................: 42
    10- ScoRpFerrari...................................: 28
    11- numbers............................: 2 + 10 = 12
    **- extrasuperpowr.................................: 12
    13- SmilinGoat.......................................:11
    14- MikePhillips8....................................: 6

    Rules and SuperBowl 50 picks here: http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?viewThread=y&gID=4&fID=0&tID=195034
     
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    I need you guys to post also the point spread for both game please

    Example: Oakland Raiders by 6 points <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/tongue.gif"></A>
     
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    New England by 14 points
    Carolina by 6 points
     
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    I think you typoed, NHL gramps.
     
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    Denver by 3
    Panthers by 13
     
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    Nice try kiddo. <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/tongue.gif"></A>
     
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    Denver by 2
    Carolina by 3
     
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    AFC CHAMPIONSHIP: Denver by 3----->Game of the Week

    NFC CHAMPIONSHIP: Arizona by 10
     
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    New England by 3
    Arizona by 7
     
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    Denver by 6
    Arizona by 6
     
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    It's been an amazing year by the Panthers. And it will be a triumph to behold if old man Manning can get one more W under his belt.

    Carolina puts up so many points... Denver cannot have any turnovers or give up any big plays or they're toast. I feel like the Panthers dab their way into the history books.
     
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    Yeah both teams have outstanding defense but I don't think the Broncos can pile on the points the way Carolina can. In the last few minutes the Broncos offense cheaply gave the ball back to Tom Brady what, 3 times? Not good enough.
     
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    I really love and am interested in your interest in the sport. Have you been a fan since your younger years? How much exposure and opportunity do you have to watch the games that you get to? Do you stream a lot or can you get some American channels through your normal cable?

    Who's your team? Fav players growing up? Where are you watching the SB?
     
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    Yeah man. Well this has been my first full season of following the NFL week in, week out, and it's been a blast. In 2014/15 I probably gave it 50% committment (growing stronger as the season progressed).

    The biggest problem for the NFL in Australia is that in the past, there was no NFL coverage on free-to-air television (how 80% of Aussie television is watched), and only available on paid cable. Only the superbowl was available free-to-air most years. But, in the last few years, as the NFL fanbase has gradually grown, it's become popular enough for a free-to-air network (7 Mate) to pick it up, and show 3 live games a week. They're your Sunday games, shown live from 5am to 3pm Monday our time. And we get all the playoff games live.

    I think a major reason why American Football has struggled in Australia in the past (although as I said, it's definitely growing on people) is because it's not a very accessible game. Unless you grew up with it, it takes a long time to learn how the game works, and even longer to understand it - especially because all the action happens very quickly and it's hard for a casual observer to understand all the things that are going on in each play. Also, Australians are used to more free-flowing constant games like Rubgy, Soccer and Aussie Rules football... it's quite different to such a stop-start game like American Football. And time-outs and playing the clock are a foreign thing. And the terminology Americans use is very different to Aussie/British. Basically, you need to put in some level of committed effort over a decent amount of time before you can really appreciate American Football - and that might not be for everyone.

    First big NFL game I remember watching was a superbowl between Denver and Green Bay many years ago, back when Brett Favre was playing. I probably started out as a Green Bay fan cos my older brother liked them.

    Next year I wanna buy the package from NFL.com to be able to stream any game. Another great media development that will make the game more accessible to Aussie fans.

    I have a soft spot for the Cleveland Browns because I like the city and I follow a youtuber who is a massive fan, so I inadvertedly became interested in them... even though they suck lol. But generally, I'm the kind of guy who just likes watching whatever team plays the most attractively. So this season I've enjoyed watching the Cardinals, Panthers, Bengals and Jets.

    And I'll be taking the monday off work to watch the SB. Probably gonna watch it at home with my housemate... otherwise I could go to a nearby sports pub which is making a big event out of it.

    All in all, I think the NFL will continue growing here steadily and it has a pretty good future. But I don't think a strong domestic competition here is ever likely - unlike basketball which has a decent domestic competition, the NBL, and we've produced a few fairly decent players over the years that went to the NBA.
     
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    Here are the results. And I cannot catch webber f1 racer, at all!!

    Don't forget guys, I'll do a Pick'em thread for the Pro Bowl too.

    01- webber f1 racer.................: 2 + 191 = 193
    02- V8stangman.....................: 2 + 179 = 181
    03- TrueSportsCarMechanic....: 9 + 161 = 170 (+1)
    04- Aequitas..........................: 4 + 163 = 167 (-1)
    05- Innotech...........................: 6 + 158 = 164
    06- Bishop Ghost...................................: 156
    07- disord3r...........................................: 153
    08- sixspeedfirebird................................: 77
    09- AMGrulz..........................................: 42
    10- ScoRpFerrari....................................: 28
    11- numbers.............................: 8 + 12 = 20
    12- extrasuperpowr.................................: 12
    13- SmilinGoat.......................................: 11
    14- MikePhillips8....................................: 6
     
  16. That's pretty cool! Impressive you took a liking enough to take the time to understand and appreciate the nuance and differences between Football and the sports that you grew up with, esp since it definitely is a slower paced game compared to the sports you mentioned.

    Myself I grew up sort of a Browns/Bengals fan, since I grew up in central Ohio, which is basically equidistant from both cities. I know what it's like rooting for the browns, lol. You pay attention to College much at all? My city (Columbus, Ohio) is home to The Ohio State Buckeyes, and college fandom and passion can be even more fervent than NFL followings, but everything is definitely dependent on populations and regions. Like Sixspeed, his college team sucks, so he probably doesn't care as much. 0wn3d.

    Anyways, other than the Ohio teams, I grew up a huuuuuge Barry Sanders fan, so I loved the Lions, even though they stunk about as much as the Browns back then. Also loved Randall Cunningham, who was kind of like a Michael Vick of his era. Super athletic running quarterback for the Eagles. So I liked the Eagles as well. Also loved the Bills conveniently during the period where they lost 4 straight super bowls in a row. I have never had much luck in picking a favorite NFL team haha.

    So now I really have no attachment to teams. I just watch because I'm a warm blooded American male and football just hits the spot. I like following Buckeyes (former players for Ohio State University) who go onto the pros. Luckily there are a few playing in the game coming up - Ted Ginn Jr, Corey Brown, Kurt Coleman, Bradley Roby - so that's exciting.

    I view NFL as more of an event... a corporate game, not too far from a WWE production, and College perhaps more passion filled and greater pride in your team. But there's no denying the talent level is just in another league, no pun intended haha.
     
  17. Well, since you guys are talking about how you got that passion for NFL football, for me, it started in the mid-70's. My father, brother and I started to watch an NFL game. If I remember correctly, it was the Steelers vs the Cowboys, and it was a big rivalry between them back then.

    Seeing how both team battle it out to win just one game was nuts! We said to ourself "Hey! This NFL thingy is not bad at all!" So we started watching games on Sundays and the Monday night game too. It was hard to understand at first all the rules, penalties, scoring, but has we watched more games, the more we understood the game.

    I became a Patriots fan, well because, back then, most games that we watch were the Patriots since it's the team that's the closest to Montréal. As the league got bigger, so did the TV broadcasting.

    And that's when I started to see players like Earl Campbell, Walter Payton, Mean Joe Green, Dan Fouts, Jim Zorn, Joe Thiesman The Fridge! and especially the duo of Joe Montana and Jerry Rice.

    Watching games was an event back then and still is today. I never missed a playoffs season games and I never missed a SuperBowl since 1974.

    Yeah, I'm a French-Canadian NFL maniac! And I also love NCAA Football too.


     
  18. Yeah I generally get more out of watching sports for the spectacle rather than closely following a particular team. At the end of the day the sport itself is the most important.

    One thing I do hate in the NFL is that there are wayyy too many kickoff touchbacks. Every single play should be a contest for the ball and yardage, and it always seems like a cheap copout when the ball is kicked out of bounds or the receiver kneels. Rules need to be changed. I don't believe in 'fair catches' either. Maybe there should be a rule that no-one from the kicking team can be within say 3 yards of the catcher when he makes the catch.

    And nah there is no college football on free-to-air here, and it's fairly limited on paid tv too. If I had a team, probably the Oregon Ducks cos I have a friend from Portland, and when I visited he'd make me watch the Ducks games.
     

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