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NFL Week 6 - Sunday, October 13, 2013: Open Thread

This week I'm watching two games:

- Saints at Patriots.
- Redskins at Cowboys.

Saints at Patriots - What kind of a team is this Patriots team? Is it a fighter, or a lay-down-and-dier? This is a big game for the Pats. We don't know much about this team. It is only Week 6 and practically the whole offense is new. The defense is looking good. But the team is just plagued - plagued and riddled with injuries. Can it rally? Or is it a wasted year for Brady, who's clock is ticking? (Maybe he can go to the Broncos after Manning)

Redskins at Cowboys -Remember my friend who just quit his job? He's a huge Cowboys fan. Since he was in grade school. It is almost pathological.

Anyway, after he quit his job, he took a trip to the West Coast and had a blast! Then he returned to reality and realized he needed to find a job. He's having an interesting adventure. I am there for moral support and to hear firsthand, tales of his adventures. He's a poet with his words.

He has a love-hate relationship with the Cowboys. It is truly a drama, and it is amusing. I enjoy spending time with him, so I watch a lot of Cowboys games with him.

And of course I have a great interest in RGIII. That will be an interesting game.

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Additionally I'll be keeping my eye on Seattle. Always Seattle. That's my hometown. You never forget your home town.

And of course Denver. SF, I have some interest in. Indianapolis as well. Of course Green Bay. And that is about it.

Who are you watching, and why?

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(btw, I fully understand, and expect to get downvoted to hell on this thread. I don't care. I'm going to make it a weekly feature. :Q)

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Michael Nystrom's picture

The thing about this game for the Pats is that it looked

absolutely hopeless. 2:47 left, and it looks like they have no chance. They just turned the ball over on downs.

And then, watch this from 4:10:


Seriously, it is like a miracle.

Are you high or something'?

Are you high or something'? :)

jrd3820's picture

I'm concerned about the OP of this thread

Do you not know that sports is just a huge distraction from liberty related issues?

I think we have an NWO schill in the house guys. Everyone man your stations. Start typing at him in all caps.

I'll get it going.


Cyril's picture



Pssssst! It's the site owner you're barking at!

Watch out!


"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.


"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

Michael Nystrom's picture

Are you that "schill" is spelled

without a c?

You are offending Ed Schill


Don't worry about it kiddo, I'm sure there are tons of werds I chronically misspell all the time. Sometimes misspellings have meanings.

jrd3820's picture

ahem...shill wasn't on my urban dictionary list

So, ya know....some things get misspelled along the way lol.

Michael Nystrom's picture

Here is the recap, in case you missed it

Both from YouTube:


And the NFL


Week 6 still figures large for me.

Why the hell would I make a post on the NFL about Week 6? It was the only week I made a post, and the Pats had that incredible, incredible victory that week. And Samantha saw that ending, and she never watches football with me.

But she happened to be in there, in the room, for that final drive by Tom Brady. And in that single drive, I got to explain to her: THIS IS WHAT TOM BRADY DOES ALL THE TIME. This is Tom Brady. This is what he does. (Except when he doesn't).

But she got it, because she saw it. How he simply did not give up.

Shortly thereafter, we went off to Taiwan to take care of her sister, and now we had a shared metaphor: "Tom Brady Style."

And that is what she was for her sister in Taiwan, who was dying of cancer, and no one knew what to do. She went into action.

Michael Nystrom's picture

Of course I would be a jerk if I said it, but I'll say it anyway

I was disappointed to have to miss not only the second half of the Patriots season, but the MLB Playoffs. The Red Sox were in the hunt, and they ultimately went on to win the World Series.

Have you ever been in a city that has won the World Series, or the Superbowl? Leading up to the competition, it is electric, even if you are just a sunny day fan. The whole city is abuzz with anticipation. There is no way to avoid it.

The funny thing is, I saw the Gomes home run in Game 4 from the 9th floor of Taiwan University National Hospital in downtown Taipei. On a little tv in the waiting room. I have a picture.

It was the only snip of the World Series that I saw. If I were in Boston, I'd be at the bar, or over at Doug's house, watching. Renato doesn't watch sports. And he wouldn't judge you, or laugh at you, or ridicule you.

But he would ask you: "What is so exciting about that?" He would want to understand. He would want to get out of his filter bubble.

Always Enjoy Your Threads Michael, Especially Football

Bump it up +1


Michael Nystrom's picture

Thanks E - I always enjoy yours too and the news you bring

bump back for you.

Too bad about the 49ers this year, but I was happy to see the Seahawks win. I'm from Seattle, you know. Pawnstorm12 is from Seattle, too. He must be happy.

Thanks E.


If you can't be an athlete

If you can't be an athlete then you can be an athletic supporter.

Nice grease reference!


henry9's picture

So true

That comment carries a lot of weight-or not.


That's a good one. :-)

henry9's picture


Should they change their name? Absolutely!!!

They need to drop the word Washington. It's an embarrassment.

The two cats are going at it!

Lions vs Bengles.
Both teams are 4-2 and have very high powered offenses.
Lions should have Calvin Johnson back at full strength so look for a big day in the air.

Btw, your BoSox are driving me crazy! Silenced the Tiger bats last night....

For Freedom!
The World is my country, all mankind is my brethren, to do good is my religion.

I used to always pick 2 teams

I used to always pick 2 teams in preseason and one of them has always gone to the Superbowl, except one time in like 25 years. The team that did not go that year was the Vikings, and they were undefeated in the regular season, then lost the last game. I stopped doing it for awhile, because when I moved to AR, they just were not showing many games on TV.
My top two picks this year are the Broncos and Seattle, with the Saints and Patriots as the only backups. Dallas has suddenly looked really good, though, and they did not in pre-season. So who knows? I am not as positive as I used to be, so probably not as correct, either. I picked the Chargers the year that they went to the SB, in preseason, and everyone laughed at me for months. I laughed last, though.
I love NFL football.

Go Cowboys! Americas Team!

Go Cowboys!
Americas Team!

“It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds”
-Sam Adams

"America's Team"?? What does that mean?

Are you saying they're trillions in debt too? :)

Good Grief !!!!

Its the NFL Year of the Big Cat

The story is how the Bengals win it all with the leadership of the new boss....Ms.Katie

You read it here, first

The Lions might have something to say about that

Reggie Bush, Calvin Johnson and Matt Stafford are clicking

And SUH is looking for fresh meat.....

Lol see you Sunday LocalBoy

For Freedom!
The World is my country, all mankind is my brethren, to do good is my religion.

Work hard, play hard...

Formidable are the Lions at home, on this we agree.
So how does the jungle cat best the lion in his home, you ask ?
Attack the weak link (Stafford)
Run like hell (Gio and the Law Firm)

If it comes down to Opie, we have problems

Health and peace for the losers....to the victor go the spoils

I see nothing wrong... (+1)

With watching football, baseball, hockey, or whatever the hell you want to watch.

It's the people who eat, sleep, breathe, and live their vice that need to wake up.

If you are an informed citizen (and I won't claim to know everything), I see nothing wrong with a little escapism (and this post).

My entire Sunday was spent watching football, and the Walking Dead.

Are we supposed to eat, sleep, breathe, and live politics for the rest of our lives? If that's the case then shoot me now!


Go Broncos!!!! It was definitely a nail-biter at first against the Jags, but we came out on top.

Peyton had his worst game of the season so far. As a fantasy leaguer, my schizophrenic cheering AGAINST Peyton Manning, and cheering FOR Justin Blackmon kinda irritated my little sister, lol.

Who has two thumbs and is #1 in their league at 5-1?

This guy!!!

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I am NOT Anti-America. America is Anti-Me - Lowkey
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Michael Nystrom's picture

The Broncos are a joy to watch

That team is like the Pats teams of years past.

This year we've got a hard road. The whole offense is composed of rookies and nobodies. Every game is a struggle. But the win on Sunday showed a little something about this team.

I can't wait to see the Broncos vs. Pats later this year. I'll be watching from Taiwan - I'll have to track down some way to watch it. The time difference is exactly 12 hours.

I remember the old days of the Seahawks vs. Broncos, when it was Krieg vs. Elway. Those were the days.

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And I totally agree (obviously) that there is nothing wrong with watching sports. When I think back to my childhood growing up, I learned so much from sports. From Coach Knock of the Hawks, Bernie Bickerstaff, George Karl of the Sonics.

Sports is (one of the) heights of human excellence. You can learn a lot. I learn a lot from everything. Everything and everyone is my teacher.

Thank you Mike for the comment.


The Patriots have knocked the Broncos out of the playoffs enough times for me to not be a huge fan of them OR Brady...

That being said, I do feel a little bad for Brady this year. I happened to gain some respect for him when he took his pay cut to utilize Patriot funds elsewhere in free-agency and keeping some big names. While I appreciate having Welker on our offense, it is kind of shitty that he just bounced out of New England the way he did, to go play for Peyton.

But I suppose that's the name of the game (pun-intended)...

The Pats offense just needs some time to get to know each other and grow. The young guys will get better with experience, and with Brady under center they have an opportunity to play for the best. Hang in there Michael, we're only 6 weeks in.

We'll see you guys in week 12!


As a kid I was a huge Colorado Avalanche hockey fan. After the entire season lockout, I lost interest in hockey but tried to watch again the next season. The down-turn that the Avs experienced in the the ensuing years was the biggest let-down I've ever experienced (in the sports department) and I stopped watching hockey altogether. Management didn't care. The players didn't care. The entire organization became a joke.

Hello offseason 2013... The organization made some adjustments. Brought in Patrick Roy as Head Coach and Joe Sakic as Executive VP of Hockey Ops. We brought back Alex Tanguay. The names I loved as a child are back and the Avs are off the best season start in franchise history with help from new names like Landeskog, Duchene, MacKinnon, and Varlomov. I'm excited for hockey again for the first time in several years. I'm hoping they keep that momentum going!

I suppose I've gone on a rant, so I'll end it there.

Take care, Michael.

My Political Awakening: I Wanted to Change the World...
I am NOT Anti-America. America is Anti-Me - Lowkey
How to Handle POLICE STATE Encounters

Michael Nystrom's picture

I don't feel bad for Welker

He bounced out of here because he got dissed by management here moneywise, and apparently Bill Belichick was getting on his case.

Here's a little story about ithttp://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/2013/08/07/treatment-from-bill-belichick-contributed-wes-welker-departure/PZfI3jN2pojc8xTMAVenmI/story.html

Welker is a workhorse, a star, a true professional. But management out here is just cheap. It seems like they want everyone here to play for under market value because it is the Pats. That is cool about Brady taking a pay cut (and I feel the same way about Brady. He's a class act. I gained a lot of respect for him after he came back in '09, after suffering a season ending injury on the first game in '08) - but look at the offense he's stuck with.

So don't worry about Welker. I don't think anyone out here begrudges him for leaving. Everyone is pissed at management here for not being willing to pay him what he's worth.

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Season 12. Looking forward to it Mike! And thanks for the tip on watching from Taiwan.

Nice to hear that you're bromance with the Avs is rekindled. I was a big Seattle SuperSonics fan as a kid, and now they're gone! Now they're the Oklahoma City Thunder.

So enjoy the Avs and be thankful that they're still there!


An interesting angle that I had not known about, or bothered to investigate. Thanks for the update. I'll take back my "shitty" remark towards Welker and redirect it towards Belichick/management.

An unfortunate mistake.

Haha.... "bromance"... rekindled it has!

My Political Awakening: I Wanted to Change the World...
I am NOT Anti-America. America is Anti-Me - Lowkey
How to Handle POLICE STATE Encounters

While in Taiwan...

I don't have cable, so I stream most of the things I watch. I watch all my Rockies, Avalanche, and most football games through vipbox.eu. Just make sure to close all the ads/pop-ups.

My Political Awakening: I Wanted to Change the World...
I am NOT Anti-America. America is Anti-Me - Lowkey
How to Handle POLICE STATE Encounters

Don't Forget Curt Warner, The Running Back

Those Seahawks/Broncos games were awesome back then. The Raiders against either of them as well.

Michael Nystrom's picture

Will never forget Curt Warner

Though I always thought that Chuck "Ground Knox" Knox overused him, and thereby shortened his career - especially considering he was playing on that terrible early astroturf in the King Dome.

Indeed, those were the days.