NFL 2011 Week 7

LeapingGnome wrote:

If they traded him for a good linebacker they would be better off.

Doesn't matter it's too late for this year. They should've moved him as soon as they made the Kolb trade to the Cardinals.

Browns
Texans
Tebow
Bucs
Packers Yeah.. I'm playing it safe.. just picking the Packers from here on out as my wildcard.

TheGameguru wrote:

Yeah.. I'm playing it safe.. just picking the Packers from here on out as my wildcard.

Make sure you pick them next week. There's no way they can lose.

So in answer to teams switching cities, it's the entire franchise that moves. It's more than just a name.
I don't particularly like it, but I find it difficult to logically argue that an owner can't take his team's records and stats along with the rest of his team when moving cities.
The Titans didn't start as a brand new team when they moved. I think they do have a very real claim to the Oilers history, regardless of (in my opinion legitimate) hurt feelings on the part of fans back in Houston.

Phishposer wrote:

So in answer to teams switching cities, it's the entire franchise that moves. It's more than just a name.
I don't particularly like it, but I find it difficult to logically argue that an owner can't take his team's records and stats along with the rest of his team when moving cities.
The Titans didn't start as a brand new team when they moved. I think they do have a very real claim to the Oilers history, regardless of (in my opinion legitimate) hurt feelings on the part of fans back in Houston.

I'm not saying I don't understand it; I'm saying it's bull****.

Imagine how Seattle folks would feel seeing Thunder players in Sonics gear (do they do that in the NBA?).

I think if you change the team name it should lose it's history. No records, no throwback jerseys, nothing.

I am not a fan of the NFL's mandate of forcing a name change when a team moves.

The Raiders moved to Los Angeles and back to Oakland. That's part of their unbroken, continuously-operating history. Would anyone really want the history of that team to be cut in half by those moves?

The Titans should still be Oilers, the Browns should be in Baltimore, and when the Jaguars land in San Antonio, it should still say Jaguars on my brand new season tickets.

And it should be a Buccaneer sipping tea. *ducks*

Fedaykin98 wrote:

(do they do that in the NBA?).

No, but keep in mind the NFL lets the Jets play in Titans uniforms. *jumps into *Legion*'s spider hole*

*Legion* wrote:

I am not a fan of the NFL's mandate of forcing a name change when a team moves.

The Raiders moved to Los Angeles and back to Oakland. That's part of their unbroken, continuously-operating history. Would anyone really want the history of that team to be cut in half by those moves?

The Titans should still be Oilers, the Browns should be in Cleveland (which they are), and when the Jaguars land in San Antonio, it should still say Jaguars on my brand new season tickets.

And it should be a Buccaneer sipping tea. *ducks*

The Ravens took over the Browns but they didn't keep their records.

*Legion* wrote:

And it should be a Buccaneer sipping tea. *ducks*

*unducks* You know, this has me thinking. If the Bills are penciled in as the NFL's ambassadors to Canada and Tampa Bay might fall into a similar situation with the UK, how about having a California team spread the good will to Mexico? I could easily see the 49ers, Raiders, or Chargers playing a "home" game every year at Azteca Stadium. *ducks again*

garion333 wrote:

The Ravens took over the Browns but they didn't keep their records.

That's technically true, but that's an exception and not the rule. Cleveland and their fans basically rioted when Art Modell announced the move. I mean, there were freaking Congress hearings on the issue. People started fires in the stadium during the final home game.
The current Browns are an expansion franchise with the history, records, and awards of an NFL giant. In all honesty from my point of view, they still kinda feel like an expansion franchise attempting to build a real legacy.

Phishposer wrote:
garion333 wrote:

The Ravens took over the Browns but they didn't keep their records.

That's technically true, but that's an exception and not the rule. Cleveland and their fans basically rioted when Art Modell announced the move. I mean, there were freaking Congress hearings on the issue. People started fires in the stadium during the final home game.
The current Browns are an expansion franchise with the history, records, and awards of an NFL giant. In all honesty from my point of view, they still kinda feel like an expansion franchise attempting to build a real legacy.

Yeah, but I just wanted to point our Legion was wrong for once in his life.

I think the only record the Indianapolis Colts should be able to keep from their Baltimore days should be the night time land speed record of Mayflower moving trucks.

My picks:

Seahawks at Browns
Texans at Titans
Broncos at Dolphins
Bears at Buccaneers

Wildcard: Rams at Cowboys

Why are the redskins passing on first down?

Paleocon wrote:

Why are the redskins passing on first down?

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17-0, Texans over Titans right now! And that's without Andre Johnson and Mario Williams. Nice!

I no longer believe in the Titans defense.

Poor, poor Gumbie.

This is sweet indeed. The only way it could get any better would be for Andre to suddenly take the field and kick Cortland Finnegan's a$$ again.

This Deadskins-Panthers game is almost as exciting as watching a swim meet. Which ranks slightly below watching grass grow.

If you have Red Zone, why the hell would you even watch that? Sadly, I am stuck with this crapper.

Red Zone is reporting the Denver at Miami game is far worse. The game was deep into the third quarter and neither team had converted a third down yet.
Edit: John Beck runs for a TD. Really, Carolina? Really?

Nightmare wrote:

If you have Red Zone, why the hell would you even watch that? Sadly, I am stuck with this crapper.

Red Zone Channel on DTV. I do have Sunday Ticket, but my team plays at 4:15 today, so we're killing time with the Red Zone channel.

Phishposer wrote:

Red Zone is reporting the Denver at Miami game is far worse. The game was deep into the third quarter and neither team had converted a third down yet.

But, Tim Tebow! Tim Tebow is exciting! Tim Tebow!

If you like injuries and penalties, the Bucs-Bears game is for you.

Matt Ryan is going to be feeling that one in the morning. Yeesh.

iaintgotnopants wrote:

Seahawks - losing 3-0
Titans - getting embarrased
Broncos - Tim Tebow!
Bucs - not looking too hot

Packers over Vikings

This doesn't bode well for the Packers.

Tebow's continued mediocrity and general failure amuses me.

Fedaykin98 wrote:

This is sweet indeed. The only way it could get any better would be for Andre to suddenly take the field and kick Cortland Finnegan's a$$ again. :grin:

I was wrong. Our kicker just absolutely levelled the Titans' kickoff returner.