6-0 steelers just got the ball back
steelers have been amazing this year in the third quarter
Yeah lad, when I played as a freshman I practiced alongside like a 6'6 300 pound guy, he was fucking dumb as hell but a literal monster, he is/was on the Eagles practice squad, I also live in the same neighborhood as former NFL players Kwame and Orion Harris, we all went to the same high school
you are not allowed to fumble the ball forward plus it always leads to the potential of the other team picking up the ball. defenders actually lateral the ball back to another more often than the offense does
guy I grew up playing hockey with has some national records in field and fucked up bad at the london olympics. really hoping for him to do some cool shit at the next olympics because his mom died of cancer.
same guy youre replying btw in case youre wondering how much I know my life should have me playing professional sports. I also went to high school with a #1 draft pick in the WNBA. fuck me.
same division. burfict on the bengals is a known dirty player and ended the season of the steelers RB earlier this year and celebrated it afterwards. they shared some words on twitter and such and had a fuck ton of fights the last game.
its a divisional rivalry so they play twice every year and this is the third time this year. plus the bungles havent won a playoff game since like 1992 so they are forever buttmad at the steelers and the ravens for recking their shit
if they make the 2pt conversion it would be 17-0 and the bengals would have to have at least three scoring drives to tie or take the lead
at 16-0 they can tie with two td's and two 2pt conversions
the steelers are over 50% on it and they do it once a game. basically they run a play to perfection to where they know they can do it once a game and get it and this game it didnt work. overall theyre good at it
I wasn't really trying to compete, just throwing out a fact since it was topical. another person in my graduating class went on to win the women's college world series, and an underclassman of mine with the downs got a highly visible role on a major network TV show because it made them look progressive, but that's about it for people I actually knew.
as far as other notable alumni:
>a stanford university president and presidential cabinet member
>a 3-time pole winner at the Indy 500
>a nobel prize winner in economics
>a 3-time gold glove winner in the MLB and father of a possible future hall of famer
>a chess grandmaster and 3-time US champion
>a basketball hall of famer and sibling of a hall of very good-er
>a world champion female swimmer and olympic silver medalist
but that's about it for our entire school's history. some minor cases like the mayor of the city and stuff, of course, but not really a school that pumped out a ton of success stories. so it's kinda neat that I had actual contact with a future olympic champion.
well alright, I'll wish him well. the one I meant is tyler clary, he's a swimmer. just googled him right now though and apparently he's considering giving it up after rio to try breaking into nascar. topkek
cant blame him I was a swimmer until 18. putting in the work is cool and all but fuck trying hard for swimming sucks. working out while not being able to breathe is the worst and then they make you do it in cold water. fuck that. good luck to him though
for all the talk that the nfl does about protecting players, helmet to helmet is only a penalty in certain situations. that tackle was was about a tenth of a second after that situation ended.
if it was college, the defender would have been ejected
yeah swimming is super young people thats why michael phelps is GOAT because he did it so long. the US has a girl endurance swimmer that set the 500m world record at like age 16.
theres no age and technique that allows older people to stay in the sport because they know the game it its pure muscle and the people with the best muscle and technique at that age win
some things about the game are just different, but both the NCAA and NFL are trying to implement rules lately to reduce lawsui- I mean, increase player safety due to outside pressure and criticism. they just go about doing that differently.
not really other than the thought that you don't know how the scoring is going to happen later in the game so dont chase the points you dont need yet. what if they get gifted some good field position and field goals and that one point hurts them? coaches usually wait til they have to go for the 2 rather then when they just simply can
also, if they had gotten the 8 points now that wouldn't mean they'd go for 2 again after the next TD and go for the win, they'd still just go for the safer extra point. teams only go for conversions late in games when they absolutely need the points.
This season is a shitfest.
there's a lot more competition disparity due to there being over a hundred FBS schools, and even for the majority part of the season where the top conferences play among themselves there's still a few schools in each of them that aren't even in the top 50. that said, it also leads to more exciting upsets, which mean way more because 1 loss in the whole season could end your championship hopes.
partially because of that, there's a lot more room for trick plays, meme formations, and bullshit crazy events happening because there's generally more in flux. a lot of boring games sure, but with dozens of games being played every saturday there's always bound to be several interesting ones.
the fan culture is also commonly touted as superior to the NFL, and closer to the intense local pride that europeans talk about when criticizing our football fans. most major schools are over a century old and have many decades of unique traditions and intense rivalries, things you'll notice much more in college football that aren't so much in the pros.
the rules are a bit different in places, yeah, and the average player is not as good, yeah, but it's still a very worthwhile sport to watch. in some ways, it's almost like a different sport and can't really be compared to NFL football.
my first thought was "there's still enough time on the clock for the bungles to bungle it". my second thought was "wow that was actually a pretty great play". I guess it's like a reflex or something.
well I mean, if his team goes one and done then everyone can really make fun of him. if your team beats his in the AFCCG, you -specifically- can lord it over him even worse for at least a year. yeah, your drought ending when his didn't is cool, but not the best outcome I'd think. either way, enjoy puking in your mouth a second time.
no it wasn't. it was way after the ball passed, burfict knew he didn't have it, he still lowered his shoulder to deliver a blow to the head; he didn't even try not to. hes a fucking idiot.
>my team would have ended their record setting playoff drought before his
>his team would have lost to a division rival
>literally get to rip on him a second week in a row for losing (talking about the broncos game)
Plus the chances of them both reaching the AFCCG is low. Honestly I'd rather the bengals win since I like our odds against the broncos better than the pats seeing as how we should have beat them twice this year.
well if they expect you to be risky, sometimes you can pull off a play like that for a cheeky 5-10 yard gain, or more if you're really lucky. with that much time left, they could afford a few plays to just gain some yardage before going full dragon.
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