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02-03-2013, 10:32 PM
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Superbowl is not real playoffs when the series are 1 game matchups.

Imagine if the SCP were 1 game series, 4 wins to the cupl haha.

And whats with the lame confetti? Is this a birthday party?

Actually a Super Bowl is more of a real playoff than SCP. In the SCP you can lose up to 3 games and still win. In the NFL it is one and done. I love both sports and can enjoy both sports. I still prefer SCP but something to be said about 1 and done and the pressure. Baltimore just played 4 game 7's. in 5 weeks.


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02-03-2013, 10:35 PM
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Football is for people with a small attention span. Thats why most hardcore NFL fans always think NHL playoffs being 2 months long is too long. When 2 months playoffs is the real way to win a championship, not 1 game winner takes all.
What a stupid post...like all your other posts.

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02-03-2013, 10:35 PM
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I only watched after the power failure.

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Lol, so many people here don't understand how grueling football is. Despite the fact that they only play once a week, countless football players have serious joint problems as they age and their bodies are crippled to the point where they have trouble getting out of bed.

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Dear NFL,

What are we going to do with all the red and gold confetti?

Yours,

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Mardi Gras coming up!

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it was an entertaining game

but i got the feeling the NFL over exaggerates all the stories.

the supper bowl and the week before are one big soap opra.

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02-03-2013, 10:46 PM
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I did indeed just watch my first superbowl

I have to say, it was very entertaining. Certainly a game worthy to watch once a year I had a guy that knew the rules sitting with me and german TV did a good job too explaining the rules. Much more entertaining when you know what's going on lol.

I still like Rugby more- I'm european, and I think we tend to value fluency of the game over everything else- but yeah while just a few weeks ago I wondered how anyone could like american football, I can see it now.

edit: The power outage was hilarious. The german TV guy actually did an interview with the mexican TV woman lol. I think they told him "damn we just saw a pretty blonde next to you, get her on the hook!". They also asked some Ravens fans in the front seats and they just put swear words out there like no tomorrow lol. "We better not translate that".

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02-03-2013, 10:46 PM
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it was an entertaining game

but i got the feeling the NFL over exaggerates all the stories.

the supper bowl and the week before are one big soap opra.
And in Canada if the Stanley Cup Final was one game, with a week of media going to one city to ask any question to players and coaches. You don't think it would be the same?

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02-03-2013, 10:47 PM
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In sports league in US/Canada. Only NHL and MLS give the Trophy to the Captain first.
That's 'cause team captains are truly a big deal and has more meaning in hockey and soccer. BTW, did Kaepernick have a "C" patch on the front of his jersey?

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02-03-2013, 10:48 PM
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Do hockey fans have some sort of inferiority complex? I frequently see people complain about basketball, football, and baseball on these boards. I'm pretty sure people who consider themselves primarily fans of one of those other sports does not spend a moment wringing their hands about hockey, and arguing how their sport stacks up in comparison.
I don't get it either.

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That's 'cause team captains are truly a big deal and has more meaning in hockey and soccer. BTW, did Kaepernick have a "C" patch on the front of his jersey?
Yes team Captains can wear a C on their jersey. I don't know about other teams but the New England Patriots Captains do not wear them. They choose to not because they don't want single out 5 players out of 53.

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it was an entertaining game

but i got the feeling the NFL over exaggerates all the stories.

the supper bowl and the week before are one big soap opra.
That's why, in general IMO, the best Super Bowls are the ones w/o the bye week in-between.

The extra week really creates a lag which is almost always shown in some way, shape or form during the game itself.

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^ When was the last time the Super Bowl was played just a week after the Conference championship games?

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Probably the worst superbowl in a while. Good halftime show though
The worst Super Bowl in the while...yet still one of the best.

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^ When was the last time the Super Bowl was played just a week after the Conference championship games?
Pats vs Rams 2001 season

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^ When was the last time the Super Bowl was played just a week after the Conference championship games?
LMFAO I just checked, and you can kinda/sorta toss my theory out the window.

The last time was 10 years ago in the Gruden Bowl. My bad.

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I had the same feeling, OP. It is so anticlimactic it's unbelievable. Another thing that i hate is to see all the photographs and cameramans running into the player. Can you just let them celebrate with their teammates... Holy **** this is bad.

My top 5 celebration when winning the final.

1:Hockey
2:Soccer
3:Baseball
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5:Football

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02-03-2013, 11:24 PM
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Superbowl is not real playoffs when the series are 1 game matchups.

Imagine if the SCP were 1 game series, 4 wins to the cupl haha.

And whats with the lame confetti? Is this a birthday party?
lmfao


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The trophy itself isn't important in football, or any sport in the country other than hockey.

Yet another thing that makes hockey so special in my mind. You don't play to win the 'world championship', you play to win the Stanley Cup! It predates the league, and transcends the sport itself. There is no bigger prize in sports.

The Lombardi is just there.
The O'Brien is just a cheap ripoff of the Lombardi.
The Commissioner's Trophy just looks like a piece of scrap metal.

There is nothing like the STANLEY CUP.

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Football is for people with a small attention span. Thats why most hardcore NFL fans always think NHL playoffs being 2 months long is too long. When 2 months playoffs is the real way to win a championship, not 1 game winner takes all.
Hockey isn't the only sport you know. I'm just as into football as hockey despite the differences. You can't play more than once a week in the NFL.

You're entitled to your opinion, but there is a reason the NFL is a 9 billion dollar industry

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Football is boring. Baseball is boring. Basketball is boring. Give me Hockey.
This was not a boring football season my friend

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Stanley Cup is completely different.

In the Super Bowl you play to win the game, not to win the trophy.
Where in Hockey the talk is more about winning the Cup.

It's a different view on the trophy.
and the players get a day with the cup

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Football is boring. Baseball is boring. Basketball is boring. Give me Hockey.
It's really simple to get hockey. Don't click on page 2, and then on the football board.

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I still like Rugby more- I'm european, and I think we tend to value fluency of the game over everything else- but yeah while just a few weeks ago I wondered how anyone could like american football, I can see it now.
The fluency is easily the biggest distinction between the biggest American sports (football, baseball) and sports popular elsewhere like soccer and rugby. The very nature of the games is why the fans have different approaches. American fans are used to one set play after another. That means the focus on building noise and volume for specific moments they know are coming. Fans of soccer and other sports do not have that, instead they have a flowing game that lends itself to more singing and chanting.

My hope has been that MLS in the US will combine the two types of fans and create something amazing. It hasn't happened yet, so far MLS supporters are mostly just emulating what they see overseas. But it could happen.

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I always say every year that the Lombardi presentation is so lame compared to the Stanley Cup. I love football, but nothing comes close to hockey and the Stanley Cup.

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