01-10-2009, 11:50 AM #52
01-10-2009, 09:18 PM #53
So many sports, so little time (more or less been watching bowl games, playoffs, hockey junior world championships and some ncaa b-ball as well the past month not to forget some badminton as well)
01-11-2009, 12:31 AM #54
^^Have you lived..^^
..in the states before??...cos it seems like you've been following U.S. sports for quite a while....
Btw, you don't want to know what happened to the Ravens & the results of today's NFL Playoff games, but i think i'll let you wait and find out the results yourself..
01-11-2009, 03:51 AM #55
Pardon my ignorance, what is a SuperBowl? Is it related to just American football? Is the game played inside a bowl? Is it a league of football matches or just the grand final between two competing teams for the ultimate title. Or is it named after a Mr SuperBowl, just like the name "Thomas" Cup in badminton?
01-11-2009, 12:33 PM #56
The Super Bowl was created as part of the merger agreement between the National Football League (NFL) and its competitive rival, the American Football League (AFL). After its inception in 1920, the NFL fended off several rival leagues before the AFL began play in 1960. The intense competitive war for players and fans led to serious merger talks between the two leagues in 1966, culminating in a merger agreement announcement on June 8, 1966. One of the conditions of the AFL-NFL Merger was that the winners of each league's championship game would meet in a contest to determine the "world champion of football". According to NFL Films President Steve Sabol, then NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle wanted to call the game "The Big One".
During the discussions to iron out the details, AFL founder and Kansas City Chiefs owner Lamar Hunt had jokingly referred to the proposed interleague championship as the "Super Bowl". Hunt thought of the name after seeing his children playing with a toy called a Super Ball; the small, round ball is now on display at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. The name was consistent with postseason college football games which had long been known as "bowl games." The "bowl" term originated from the Rose Bowl Game, which was in turn named for the bowl-shaped stadium in which it is played. Hunt only meant his suggested name to be a stopgap until a better one could be found. Nevertheless, the name "Super Bowl" became permanent."
01-11-2009, 12:51 PM #57
01-11-2009, 06:37 PM #58
I'm a Ravens fan, but I would (and did, preseason) put money on the Steelers winning it. Don't know why people haven't been taking them more seriously from the start.
Also had FWP/Moore, Hines "The Jawbreaker" Ward, and the SteelersDST on my fantasy team, so did ok there
01-11-2009, 07:54 PM #59
01-12-2009, 12:25 AM #60
..the Steel Curtain were going to pull it out...
Yes, indeed, next week should be one heck of a weekend for both conferences. It'll be a toss up between the Ravens vs. Steelers as i feel whichever defense can buckle down, that team will come out on top. On the other game, however, i have a feeling the Cards will pull through as they also look quite balanced>>just curious what our Quasimodo is thinking? or maybe he doesn't care...
The Eagles caught the G-men in a bind & perfect weather day to disrupt Manning (although i'd expect the G-men to regroup and make another push next yr).
Ravens vs. Titans was one of those tough games. The Cards, what can i say; they just blitzed their way to a romp.
*The Super Bowl is a name given to the Final game for the NFL; similar to the NBA Finals for the NBA and World Series for MLB. Kinda like the UEFA Champions League Cup (with less qualifying rounds). You've got selected teams from different leagues around Europe battling and playing to have the honor to play in the winner take all game.
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01-12-2009, 12:47 PM #61
I like the way Willie Parker is stepping up his game. He looks as fast as before his knee injury. This makes Big Ben more dangerous as the Ravens defence can't key on Roethlisberger alone anymore. I hope we stuff those ugly birds. GO STEELERS!
01-12-2009, 12:48 PM #62
01-12-2009, 01:06 PM #63
01-12-2009, 01:34 PM #64
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01-12-2009, 01:58 PM #65
BTW, anyone notice 3 of the 4 remaining teams are birds - Eagles, Cardinals, Ravens. But all it takes is one steel rebar to crush them
01-15-2009, 02:07 PM #66
"Pittsburgh Mayor Asks to Remove Ravens From His Name (By Sean D. Hamill, The New York Times): Pittsburgh's 28-year-old mayor Luke Ravenstahl filled out a Verified Petition for a Name Change in a ceremonial effort to convert his surname to Steelerstahl. He'll retain the name through Sunday, until the conclusion of the the Steelers-Ravens clash for the AFC title."
If the Ravens play like they did against the Titans and Willie Parker played like Sunday I really don't see the Ravens with a realistic chance of winning (not to mention whether or not they have any healthy players left). Can see the Cards coming out on top though . On the other hand ... Pittsburgh v Philadelphia Superbowl XLIII .
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01-15-2009, 02:14 PM #67
I am rooting for Arizona to pull it off against the Eagles. It's always nice to see a cinderella team make it through. Plus I like Phoenix the city too.
01-15-2009, 02:46 PM #68
Yep Stahl = steel in german = staal in dutch Hereby claiming the Staal brothers to play for our national team .
Ravenstahl, b*st*rd Steeler-Raven offspring .
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