When I was a little girl, watching football on TV with my Dad, the Green Bay Packers
symbolized everything good about football. Even though we lived on the West Coast, in Washington State, we knew the Pack commanded respect for their skills and their integrity.
Best Wishes for a great game from a long time fan.
Thats very kind of you speaking of your Father . Wishing i get the same from my daughter one day ……….. GO PACK Bring home the Vince Lombardi trophy
If it wasn’t for the revenue generated at these games there would be no reason to play any of them. Just like I’ve predicted for the last 6 weeks the steelers & fudge packers will win this week with the fudge packers winning the super fixed bowl. Vegas & the n.f.l. and the referees will make sure of it. The officiating is horrendous at best and they determine the outcome of every game that’s played. It so bad now they do not even worry about trying to hide it, and if the team getting screwed says a word, they’ll get it worse. It happened last week except the 2 best teams (Patriots & Falcons, unfortunately they won’t be in the super fixed bowl) in the n.f.l. over came the terrible calls to win their games The constant no calls for holding by the steelers & fudge packers offensive lines is an embarrassment to the referees & n.f.l. as a league that promotes fair play. And now even the broadcasters, analysts, anyone involved is on board and aware of the fixing. The camera angle is set up to justify what ever the n.f.l. wants & the terrible calls made. There are even mysterious penalties called now, that replays aren’t even shown. The n.f.l. has simply become part of the entertainment industry. The way some teams are allowed to play like thugs (steelers, seahawks, broncos, houston) while other teams (patriots, eagles, falcons, lions to name a few) have a flag thrown on them for looking cross eyed at their opponent is just flat out favortism. But the ironic thing is, these teams that the experts say are so good, and have the best q.b. or offensive line (like if you allow them to tackle the defenders without calling a penalty doesn’t help) why do they need so much help from the referees to win. Could it be the biased officiating is actually what makes these teams better than they actually are? Watch Sunday”s games and see how many times the fudge packers get stopped on 3rd down only to have a mysterious penalty called awarding them the 1st down to keep the drive alive. Or watch how many times the Patriots have to pick up the same 3rd down 2 or 3 times. It’s rigged with the fudge packers winning it all with all world, commercial maker mr. rodgers super bowl m.v.p. just like 2 years ago when they handed it to the broncos on a silver platter. Granted manning didn’t win m.v.p. like he would have if it wasn’t for the outstanding game that linebacker had.
Get over it and enjoy the games
Looks like someone’s butt hurt because their team didn’t make it.
Just what are you smoking, dude? And which team of yours obviously didn’t make it? There’s ALOT of hostility and accusations there.
Hey Steve take the tit out of your mouth and man up. Evidently someone pissed in your Wheaties or you weren’t big enough or talented enough to play the game. Don’t watch it if it makes your period start. I bet you don’t eat meat either.
If you really feel that way why waste your time watching the games. I would be willing to bet no NFL player agrees with you.
Your a crybaby and probably a Clinton and Obama supporter. It’s everybody else’s fault. Go protest Trump instead of watching football.
Try watching badminton. It would suit you better. Wah
Get some help man…you need it.
I didn’t watch all season because of the disrespect (SOME) of the players were showing for the flag but I even get over it during the playoffs!
If you feel that way why waste your time watching the games or any football for the matter. Sounds like your team went out early. Hang in there, there is plenty more seasons coming up. Don’t let it eat away at you like that buddy. I actually wish you good luck in the future but don’t let today bother you.
“That Linebacker”has a name.Von Miller.And if you’re so sure these games are “fixed”.PLEASE present some evidence supporting it.
Anastasia im a very serious football fan but if you really need evidence just use logic.Alll of the money vegas is worth,do you really think that they dont influence how much money they make?That is way to much money to leave up to chance.
…..take it from someone who worked in Vegas, there’s zero chance they influence outcomes. It’ll sound counter-intuitive but there’s no money in the sportsbooks there
The refs are bad and the NFL is corrupt as shown by deflategate. There is pass interference or holding on almost all plays. And everything is about money. But Vegas has little to do with it.
And when mentioning thugs – don’t forget the Ravens. The way the NFL dresses these thugs up and displays them on TV is a joke. But then, with Trump as President, what does one expect from this Country – fairness, courtesy, integrity, intelligence? LOL
We get what we deserve.
What the hell does Trump have to do with it if you believe the NFL is full of thugs it before he was president
Maybe we could just stick to the subject of Football. Forget about the politics. Save that for some other comment page where they are actually having a conversation about government politics.
Well said sir.
Right on sir!
Can everyone stop crying? This isn’t politics, it’s football. There are no cry rooms or safe spaces. My team won last year. They’ll give me a championship every 20 years or so. I’m good with that. Get over it.
As a diehard KC fan are you telling me the steelers o-line didnt hold 1 time and draw a flag..n the loudest stadium n the nfl, really!! I saw so many face mask penalties and blatant holds, not 2 mention pass int. no calls, case n point..on the back of Kelce and he had enuf and reacted 2 the no call but immediately drew a flag 4 unsportsman!! Really! Yes we dropped passes that should have won it but it was so obvious by what was being called who was gonna win.
Tim, your team lost get over it. Damn what happened to men these days. It’s a game where it’s played at full speed. Missed calls happen, get over it and just enjoy the game. Sounds like all you do is watch the refs. It’s football, not refscall. Get over it
I will guess this hostility I’m reading in the comments are early signs of football withdrawal.
Comrade Trump said the games are fixed, and 48 million tend to agree with anything he says.
Too funny And so true!👌
I like football. The season will be gone soon and I’ll miss the office pool and my fantasy teams.
But that doesn’t mean that I cant see where it is doomed. It will go the way of the gladiators as will boxing. To ‘prevent’ or ‘limit’ concussions, they made helmets. Now helmets are used as weapons. Look at the Jordy Nelson play. Defensive players are taught to hit hard (injure) others. Thuggary works and it is taught throughout the league. It will doom the sport as they will keep trying to limit it with silly rules. High school moms will not want their kids to play it. No matter how hard the NFL pushes pink ribbons and pretends it is a safe and wholesome sport.
I suppose it and I will be anachronisms soon.
Thank you Byron Collum for understanding that my comment was a loving memory, and meant as a tribute to my Dad. I am sad to read comments on the level of those by Steve Johnson and F U. They are not only a reflection on the mental and spiritual capacity of the authors, but also an insult to the NFL, and to thinking people everywhere. When did it become “okay” to use this kind of obscene terminology in a public forum? Now, more than ever, we all need to try to find the best in ourselves and others.
alot bet on sporting events, losers always shout about fixed calls. do you realise the noise created by the stadium, this makes any decision difficult to please any fan. Super Bowl gm won`t have bad calls, so their isn`t a reason for other gms to have them……
I’m a packer fan all the way. Do I get pissed off when the lose or if they lose today? Your damn right I get pissed. Will I throw a tantrum? Small one but surely I will throw one. But come on, some of you guys should be watching sycronized swimming and relax a little. It’s football and it’s not always to go your way like it or not. BUT ,there is always a next season. Grow up.
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If this was in Atlanta we’d get roasted for this happening.
This might actually improve the ratings
Might as well go ahead and change Los Angeles to LA Rams. ;)
Lord only knows what the Chargers will be this fall… LA Chargers. There’s a throwback!
Well hope this year goes well! Go vikes #SKOL
Arizona plays 2 games at Seattle.
makes you go hmm, how can that be?
That’s a typo. Count em — has Arizona playing 17 games and everyone else only playing 16. Maybe they ARE playing a 17th game, but no opponent…I’m inclined to take Arizona on that one.
45 years after, ‘phins in the limelights again!!
How does New England consistently draw relatively easy schedules?
How do you figure that ? Why do they consistently give Denver home games against the Patriots ? Denver won the Super Bowl in 2016……yet every important game against the best of the AFC were in Denver !
They played Houston, Denver and Pittsburgh on the road……….yet Denver…..who won the Super Bowl……..played every major AFC game at home (not counting division…..of which half are home games)
Criticism on how the schedule is made is misguided. There’s absolutely no subjectivity in the way the NFL schedule is made. It’s all a rotation of division A playing division B one year and division C the next, etc. The schedule is laid out for an indefinite number of future seasons because of this rotation system.
The only specific matchups that are not predetermined are two games which are determined by your previous year’s finish. As an example, the entire AFC East plays the entire AFC West. In addition NE’s first place 2016 finish matches them up with Houston and Pittsburgh in 2017 while the Dolphins play Tennessee and Baltimore. The home / away aspect of this piece, however, is predetermined as well.
Want to see Steelers at Los Angeles
I want the Steelers to go 0-16 and the Texans beat them in the 2017-2018 regular season in Houston
Hopefully the Rams win 10 games
I could see that happening
Well you changed the name on the top for the Chargers but you need to change everything else for who plays them next season
How many Los Angeles teams are we going to have
How many more Los Angeles teams are we going to have
I hope the Houston Texans win the division for the 3rd year in a row but the trash browns wont get in their way from another playoff appearance and faces new England for 3 years in a row from 2015-2017 regular season and that’s difficult. God bless everyone Go texans
Forgot to put that the history of Houston and New England in the past 7 meetings is New England is up 6-1 which I don’t like
What happened to 49ers this year ? they have a new Stadium but only 2 wins ….
Stefan from Germany
Let’s go patriots!
Go cowboys let’s win super g [ dak dez zeek go dallas win win win
CHOKE! CHOKE!! CHOKE!!!
Heck yeah!!! This is the year To take take a win and bow. Cowboys all the way.
Cheifs win it all!!!
Go Cowboys will see you at Superbowl.. True & Blue Forever… 💙💙💙💙💙💙💙🏈🏈🏈🏈🏈
Go Cowboys! Cowboys all the way to the Super Bowl
Go dolphins Go
GO PATRIOTS,,,,,,BRING IT HOME
Atlanta Falcons baby!!Superbowl bound.@Mercedes Benz stadium. Julio Jones rise Up!!#11
Let’s go patriots
CollegeBowl.TV is launching 2017 ! Owned and operated by retired pro ball players.
I would much rather see college games than NFL games. Too much money in NFL games to be honest winners and losers. Buy one ref or one player and the whole game changes. Use to love NFL until super bowl last year and the protest by players this year. I will skip football today.
college don’t play on sunday
I agree with Paul. It’s always a bummer to have to wait to Jan 2 for bowl games. That’s what New Year’s Day is all about.
I wouldn rather see college than por because it’s not worth the time and money