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Sloppy drama vs. Precision play

The AFC Championship game was nearly flawless, the NFC Championship game was a turnover bonanza -- which was more exciting football?

Posted by Emil Steiner on January 25, 2010 6:00 AM
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jameschirico: Shoddy play to me are unforced errors, and bad coaching. They are mental more than physical, AP having his arms too close on a handoff, Favr...

dubhlaoich: When the same 11 players on each team actually play offense and defense for the entire 60 minutes football might become interesting. What i...

henry78: car crashes make sense...

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Ralphinjersey Author Profile Page :

I listened to the Vikings-Saints game on the radio from just about halfway through the third quartet onward due to my wife wanting to watch Masterpiece Theater and don't believe I missed anything.

Actually, had I watched it on TV, I would have missed the Westwood One color guy's attack of brain flatulence in pointing out that the last time an NFC Championship game went to OT was, of course, 1999 when "these same Vikings" lost to Atlanta.

Really? What about those Vikings' own QB losing to the Giants two years ago as a Packer?

RIP-21 Author Profile Page :

Dudes, 'precision' is a noun. It should be 'sloppy vs. precise,' or 'sloppiness vs. precision,' but not 'sloppy vs. precision.' Bad parallel structure.

O for those halcyon days of yore when the Post edited their articles...

travisg2 Author Profile Page :

Being 65 years old and having watched almost every playoff game since.well...a long time.....
I seem to remember those like the NFC Saints/Vikings the best.
Great to armchair over,to needle my neighbor who backed..,

etc.,etc.,etc..

All in all very entertaining.

If I was looking for perfection..well, I could watch CSPAN and the health care debate.
Right!

Fun Game..thanks for the memories Farve.
Good luck Peyton..but...
Go Saints.

vanpep Author Profile Page :

Shoddy play may be exciting, but the best football is when the 2 best teams meet and the outcome in not decided by mistakes and turnovers and blundering buffoonery. The best games have great play from both teams with one triumphing in the end through skill not being the last team to slip up.

jameschirico Author Profile Page :

Shoddy play to me are unforced errors, and bad coaching. They are mental more than physical, AP having his arms too close on a handoff, Favre forcing a pass he should have throw away, 12 in the huddle (Vikings) or defense (Jets), blown deep coverages by Rhodes, 1 screen pass all game by Jets with Indy playing a min. of 6 in the box, Jets giving up the blitz with 2 hurt CBs, Vikes running wide for a loss with ball on the 32 instead of going off tackle, etc. Refs being in the bag for Indy did not affect the outcome, same can't be said for the Saints whom would have lost hitting Favre late on every gone pass. The replay booth catch will have the refs investigated for payoffs by prosecutors, it was so bad a call. Being a Jet fan, my viewpoint may be biased toward them, but I could care less whom won the Saint/Viking game.

dubhlaoich Author Profile Page :

When the same 11 players on each team actually play offense and defense for the entire 60 minutes football might become interesting. What it is now is a 3 hour commercial interrupted occasionally by players running around for 3 to 11 seconds. The numbness of American football fans brains is immeasurable.

henry78 Author Profile Page :

car crashes make sense

 
 
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