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  1. You got that backwards..... Seahawks #1 seed won on Saturday...the next day Pitt the #6 won. So if we draw the line at midnight after the Seahawks win and start counting the games on Sunday when Pitt won going forward it is 4 out of 5. Or 4 in a row until Indy won.
  2. Technically Mike & Mike was correct. The Seahawks game was on Saturday and the Pitt game was on Sunday. So if you arbitrary make the dividing line at midnight between Jan 14 and Jan 15 than it becomes 4 out of 5. It is also correct equally correct to say that in the since Jan 12 2009 the number 1 seed is undefeated when playing the #6 seed. And equally as meaningless.
  3. This part is unbelievable... Are you effing kidding me? "Whaaaa, Tommy's looking at meeeeee. Making him stop!" Is Rex serious? Does he really want the league so wassified that looking a the opposing team's bench is a penalty?
  4. While there are few Patriots fans who remember the 45-3 score and think here comes another blowout, most such as myself realize the teams are pretty close. I think the Patriots are going to win. But Patriots aren't playing the Panthers this weekend.
  5. Mostly no. Overall the 2007 team was better than the 2010 team. However, one big positive difference between the 2010 team and the 2007 team is the trajectory. In 2007 most of the blowouts and complete dominations occurred early in the season and the few late ones were mostly against weak non-playoff bound opponents. The 2007 team literally played its best football in September and declined steadly with its single worst game being in February. While the team started out unbelievably strong it decline week by week. Although even as it declined it remained considerably stronger than most of the rest of the league. In contrast the 2010 team was at its weakest in September and has improved steadily week by week. Its best performances have been in December and against playoff teams such as the Jets and Bears. While there is no question that the Sept07 team would completely destroy the Sept10 team, there is a decent chance a scrappy Dec10 team could beat the Dec07 team, although I would still give the edge to the '07 team. If the NEP continue to improve at the pace they have by February the 2010 team will be better than the 2007 team was at the 2007 teams best. Consider this perspective: When the Patriots and Jets met for the first time this year the Pats #1 CB was an inexperienced rookie, by the time the second match up occurred the Patriots #1 CB was pro-bowler.
  6. She didn't. Other reporters in the locker room saw her get sexual harassed and brought it to light, not her.
  7. What did you possibly want them to say? Patriots beat the Jets by 42 points and their response is the Jets had a bad night and Jets are in fact a better team in general than what you that night. That is the single most respectful thing a winner can say after a blowout.
  8. You really think that if the Patriots win this game 77-0, that would shut up Rex? I don't. I think the only way to get Rex to stop figuratively putting his own feet in his mouth, is to literally put Michelle's feet in his mouth.
  9. Patriots said the same thing after the game as they are saying now. And the same thing most posters on this board is saying. The 45-3 score is grossly misleading when comparing the two teams. I strongly doubt anyone within the Patriots organization believes that 45-3 is what one would expect repeatedly if the two teams met in a series like you do in baseball. (a few fans maybe different story, but even then I don't think many Patriots fans expect that score to be repeated) I am sure Belichick & Brady genuinely believes the Jets had an abnormally bad night and the Patriots had superb night, for that score and that if both teams were playing at their best it would be a close game. Don't you?
  10. Is there any evidence to this whatsoever? Patriots do their talking of the field plain and simple. All the talking before the week 2 match up came from the Jets. All the talking after the week 2 match up came from the Jets. That was a game the Jets won. All the talking before the week 13 match up came from the Jets. All the talking after the week 13 match up came from the Jets. And that was a game the Jets lost. Once again before this game all the talk is coming from the Jets. Win or lose, does anyone really expect the Belichick/Brady/Patriots to say much after the game? Win or lose does anybody expect Ryan/Cro/Jets not to continue spouting off? So Cro's latest complaint is that the Patriots celebrate TDs. As if this is somehow more bravado or arrogant than what the Jets do.
  11. That might not work well. He gets elected and then refuses to take the oath of office until Congress raises his salary.
  12. :lol: :lol: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/science/article6973994.ece Scientists say dolphins should be treated as 'non-human persons' Jonathan Leake Dolphins have been declared the world’s second most intelligent creatures after humans, with scientists suggesting they are so bright that they should be treated as “non-human persons”. Studies into dolphin behaviour have highlighted how similar their communications are to those of humans and that they are brighter than chimpanzees. These have been backed up by anatomical research showing that dolphin brains have many key features associated with high intelligence. The researchers argue that their work shows it is morally unacceptable to keep such intelligent animals in amusement parks or to kill them for food or by accident when fishing. Some 300,000 whales, dolphins and porpoises die in this way each year. “Many dolphin brains are larger than our own and second in mass only to the human brain when corrected for body size,” said Lori Marino, a zoologist at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, who has used magnetic resonance imaging scans to map the brains of dolphin species and compare them with those of primates. “The neuroanatomy suggests psychological continuity between humans and dolphins and has profound implications for the ethics of human-dolphin interactions,” she added. Dolphins have long been recognised as among the most intelligent of animals but many researchers had placed them below chimps, which some studies have found can reach the intelligence levels of three-year-old children. Recently, however, a series of behavioural studies has suggested that dolphins, especially species such as the bottlenose, could be the brighter of the two. The studies show how dolphins have distinct personalities, a strong sense of self and can think about the future. It has also become clear that they are “cultural” animals, meaning that new types of behaviour can quickly be picked up by one dolphin from another. In one study, Diana Reiss, professor of psychology at Hunter College, City University of New York, showed that bottlenose dolphins could recognise themselves in a mirror and use it to inspect various parts of their bodies, an ability that had been thought limited to humans and great apes. In another, she found that captive animals also had the ability to learn a rudimentary symbol-based language. Other research has shown dolphins can solve difficult problems, while those living in the wild co-operate in ways that imply complex social structures and a high level of emotional sophistication. In one recent case, a dolphin rescued from the wild was taught to tail-walk while recuperating for three weeks in a dolphinarium in Australia. After she was released, scientists were astonished to see the trick spreading among wild dolphins who had learnt it from the former captive. There are many similar examples, such as the way dolphins living off Western Australia learnt to hold sponges over their snouts to protect themselves when searching for spiny fish on the ocean floor. Such observations, along with others showing, for example, how dolphins could co-operate with military precision to round up shoals of fish to eat, have prompted questions about the brain structures that must underlie them. Size is only one factor. Researchers have found that brain size varies hugely from around 7oz for smaller cetacean species such as the Ganges River dolphin to more than 19lb for sperm whales, whose brains are the largest on the planet. Human brains, by contrast, range from 2lb-4lb, while a chimp’s brain is about 12oz. When it comes to intelligence, however, brain size is less important than its size relative to the body. What Marino and her colleagues found was that the cerebral cortex and neocortex of bottlenose dolphins were so large that “the anatomical ratios that assess cognitive capacity place it second only to the human brain”. They also found that the brain cortex of dolphins such as the bottlenose had the same convoluted folds that are strongly linked with human intelligence. Such folds increase the volume of the cortex and the ability of brain cells to interconnect with each other. “Despite evolving along a different neuroanatomical trajectory to humans, cetacean brains have several features that are correlated with complex intelligence,” Marino said. Marino and Reiss will present their findings at a conference in San Diego, California, next month, concluding that the new evidence about dolphin intelligence makes it morally repugnant to mistreat them. Thomas White, professor of ethics at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, who has written a series of academic studies suggesting dolphins should have rights, will speak at the same conference. “The scientific research . . . suggests that dolphins are ‘non-human persons’ who qualify for moral standing as individuals,” he said. Additional reporting: Helen Brooks
  13. Not often but sometimes. Varies game to game. But one TE (Hernandez) has 47 yards rushing.
  14. Good for Nick. But Mark, come on man, Jets pay you $10 million dollars a year. Spring for mom & dad's airfare.
  15. My approach having been in similar situations is.... Record the game. Avoid all TVs and radios. Let anyone who brought a radio, blackberry or small TV to the wedding that I absolutely do NOT want updates. Kick off time is moved to when I am on the couch in the living room with a beer.
  16. Those numbers won't help too much with breaking down the formation percentages, as NEP move guys around a lot. A TE might line up at TE or in the back field or as WR. Danny Woodhead sometimes is in the backfield as RB but sometimes lines up at the slot position and plays WR. Welker sometimes is the the deep WR while Branch goes over the middle. Sometimes the Pats have 3 TE in the game. The NEP offensive approach is an attempt to create favorable match-ups. A LB trying to chase down WR that is much faster than him or a small DB covering a large TE that he can't tackle.
  17. It *IS* a tourist attraction. I went once. Thought it was worth the one visit with GF at the time who absolutely loved the show. Not really worth a second visit.
  18. Break down per Reiss: QB Tom Brady -- 962 of 1,012 (95.1 percent) TE Rob Gronkowski -- 756 of 1,012 (74.7 percent) WR Wes Welker -- 715 of 1,012 (70.7 percent) TE Alge Crumpler -- 540 of 1,012 (53.4 percent) WR Deion Branch -- 521 of 1,012 (51.5 percent) WR Brandon Tate -- 502 of 1,012 (49.6 percent) TE Aaron Hernandez -- 486 of 1,012 (48.0 percent) RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis -- 423 of 1,012 (41.8 percent) RB Danny Woodhead -- 394 of 1,012 (38.9 percent) WR Randy Moss -- 204 of 1,012 (20.2 percent) WR Julian Edelman -- 174 of 1,012 (17.2 percent) FB/RB Sammy Morris -- 123 of 1,012 (12.3 percent) RB Fred Taylor -- 68 of 1,012 (6.7 percent) RB Kevin Faulk -- 51 of 1,012 (5.0 percent) QB Brian Hoyer -- 50 of 1,012 (4.9 percent) FB Dan Connolly -- 30 of 1,012 (3.0 percent) WR Taylor Price -- 26 of 1,012 (2.6 percent) WR Matthew Slater - 25 of 1,012 (2.5 percent) TE Quinn Ojinnaka -- 4 of 1,012 (.4 percent) TE Mark LeVoir -- 1 of 1,012 (.1 percent)
  19. The only bar in Boston where you will find more out of towners than locals (other than in a Hotel or Airport that Integrity28 mentioned) would be Cheers. There won't be a single Bostonian in the bar. (There might be some out of town Patriots fans). And worth visiting once if you are a fan of the show. Prices are outrageous, however.
  20. Does the movie include a god damn snack?
  21. When did Mevi$ ever say he is willing to take a pay cut? The ink hadn't even dried yet on his latest contract and he was already taking about holding out in two years.
  22. Belichick responds to Rex's comments on how they "match up" "I might have a little quickness on him, he's probably got a little more strength and power on me," Belichick said Monday on a conference call. "I don't think you'll see either of us out there making any blocks, or tackles, or runs throws or catches. At least you won't see me doing that. It's probably a good thing for our team."
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