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Old November 27th, 2007, 6:19 pm
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What I've seen / heard is that it hit the femoral artery and his girlfriend was delayed from calling 911 because the phone line was cut and she had to wait until the intruders were gone. No fault of hers, in other words. CNN had an interview with his attorney this morn on one of their shows and that's where most of the info I have came from.


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This is such a sad situation. I didn't know the severity of his wound until I read about it this morning.


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Old November 27th, 2007, 7:13 pm
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I couldn't believe it when I read it in the news this morning. What a tragedy It doesn't even matter about his history, nobody deserves that.


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Old November 27th, 2007, 7:15 pm
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I couldn't believe it when I read it in the news this morning. What a tragedy It doesn't even matter about his history, nobody deserves that.


I went to bed last night with the "hopeful" report being the last I heard. Then waking up to this was quite the surprise. I could barely hear my clock radio, but when I heard "Sean Taylor, 24", I knew .


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Old November 27th, 2007, 8:40 pm
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We tend to forget that there are arteries in the extremities and having one severed by a gunshot is a serious, usually fatal injury. I was surprised and saddened as well. Even after the "Game of Muck" they were talking about hopeful signs, that he was responding to verbal stimuli. I figured he'd be on the road to recovery--but I guess the NFL exhausted its miracle recoveries for the year with Kevin Everett up walking around at the supermarket months after his neck injury.


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I'm a Skins fan, just terrible for something like this to happen.


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Old November 28th, 2007, 2:47 am
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Oh, man, this just so terrible..so young! I just felt sick when I heard the news


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Old November 28th, 2007, 4:53 pm
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Re: The NFL Football Thread v2

Quick prediction for Thu night game:

Dallas in a close one. Green Bay has more experience in the close games, but I see Dallas getting the W. Missing Woodson will hurt vs. the passing attack.

The game will be available on local TV in the "home markets". But I don't know how far outside of Dallas and Green Bay the "home market" thing extends.


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"Home market" is basically the cities of Dallas-Ft. Worth and Green Bay. I live just outside of Indianapolis and my cable company (Insight) turned off the local NBC feed partway through the game because apparently we weren't supposed to get it, which is bull because according to NFL rules we were and Insight had assured me a few days beforehand that I would be able to watch the game. So I canceled the cable and upgraded to DirecTV this week, so its not a problem anymore. I must say that's the best decision I've made. I get more channels and I get them in HD for less than I was paying for cable.

Anyway, my picks for this week:

Green Bay @ Dallas
I'd prefer to see Green Bay win, but I don't think they will. The Dallas offense is just too powerful and homefield advantage is big for Dallas. Texans take football pretty seriously (understatement of the year) and will make it their personal mission to make sure the Cowboys get the most out of homefield advantage.

San Francisco @ Carolina
So they won last week. Congrats 49ers, and remember it, because it won't happen again this season.

Jacksonville @ Indianapolis
Easily the toughest game remaining on the Colts' schedule. The Jags won't let the Colts get away with a slow start, but the Colts know that too. They will be ready because winning this one will all but seal the AFC South (not mathematically, but it will put the Colts 2 games up with all the tiebreakers) and keep them a game in front of Pittsburgh for the race for the #2 playoff seed.

San Diego @ Kansas City
The Chiefs have had a rough few weeks, but a lot of that can be blamed on injuries, many of which have now returned. I don't know what the deal has been with San Diego this year. In terms of talent they are arguably at least competitive with New England but they haven't been able to translate that into success on the field.

NY Jets @ Miami
The Dolphins finally get a win. Its against the Jets, but a win is a win and I'm sure the Dolphins and their fans will take it.

Detroit @ Minnesota
After a good start, the Lions have struggled in the last few weeks, while the Vikings seem to be getting better. If AP is back for Minnesota, this one might not even be close.

Seattle @ Philadelphia
After a tough loss to New England, the Eagles may find it tough to rebound. The Seahawks have been playing well and I don't see that changing.

Atlanta @ St. Louis
Going for 3 wins in 4 games.

Houston @ Tennessee
This is a must win for the Titans if they want to stay in the race for an AFC Wildcard. But it may already be too late. Jacksonville has a 2 game lead plus the tiebreaker and Cleveland has a very easy schedule.

Buffalo @ Washington
Wouldn't it be such a nice storybook ending if the Redskins got a big win this weekend? Well, that rarely happens in the NFL and I don't think it will happen this time.

Cleveland @ Arizona
Not only are the Browns going to win multiple games between now and the end of the season, but they are going to make the playoffs. They won't go far once they make it, but they'll make it. They have a very easy schedule and could easily win 4 out of their last 5.

Denver @ Oakland
With the exception of Oakland, which has been consistently bad, the AFC West has had problems with consistency. Picking the Broncos because I know they are easily the better team. Whether they actually play like one on Sunday remains to be seen.

Tampa Bay @ New Orleans
The Bucs have had a pretty good year and the Saints have been disappointing. Every time it looks like the Saints are about to turn things around they go out and have a bad game.

NY Giants @ Chicago
Rex Grossman once again is baffling fans by his sudden turn around. He's actually been playing well since his return. And in typical Giants fashion, the Giants are choking late in the season.

Cincinnati @ Pittsburgh
Lets just hope they get the field fixed in time.

New England @ Baltimore
Part of me thinks the Ravens defense might slow down the Patriots a little bit, but the formula to beat New England also involves the ability to score points.


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Old November 28th, 2007, 11:24 pm
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Go easy on San Fran--they're the team of my childhood (and they might still be my team if not for the parasite that is TO). It's basically a pick 'em game with Carr drowning as the Panthers' QB, the Niners might be able to squeeze one more win out of this miserable season and further lower the trade value of that pick the Patriots have coming.

Baltimore has the talent on defense to make Brady uncomfortable, but I see that same problem (where's the offense supposed to come from with Boller at the controls?).

About NY/Chicago--I'd love for the Bears to win and maintain the Giants' second half swoon, but do you really think Tom Coughlin is dumb enough to let his kickers and punters kick right at Devin Hester (aka The Chicago Offense) all day?

About NY/Miami--Clemmens is actually a decent QB prospect and the Jets should have just enough offense to flummox the hapless Phins.


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Green Bay @ Dallas
Green Bay continues to win, beating Dallas in a hard fought game.

San Francisco @ Carolina
The 49'ers win in a close game against Carolina.

Jacksonville @ Indianapolis
Indianapolis will beat the Jaguars in a rout this week.

San Diego @ Kansas City
Kansas City will beat the downtrodden Chargers this week in a tough game.

NY Jets @ Miami
The Jets will run over Miami in a game that won't be that close.


Detroit @ Minnesota
What the hey . I'll root for the other team this time around, who knows what the outcome will be . Minnesota will beat Detroit in a hard-fought game.


Seattle @ Philadelphia
Go Seahawks!! The Seahawks will beat Philadelphia after playing a long and hard-fought game.


Atlanta @ St. Louis
The Rams will come out on top against the Falcons, this time around.

Houston @ Tennessee
The Titans will beat Houston in a close game.

Buffalo @ Washington
Buffalo will be the winner of this game against the Redskins. They'll come from behind to win a close game.

Cleveland @ Arizona
The Browns will win, after playing a spirited and hard-fought game against the Cardinals.


Denver @ Oakland
The Broncos will come out top against Oakland this year, since the Raiders haven't been playing that good this year.

Tampa Bay @ New Orleans
Tampa Bay will win this one against New Orleans, since New Orleans hasn't been playing as well as they usually do as of late.

NY Giants @ Chicago
The Bears will beat the Giants in a hard-fought game.


Cincinnati @ Pittsburgh
The Steelers are going to take this game against the Bengals, after playing a close and hard-fought game.


New England @ Baltimore
I know that the Ravens most likely won't win -- but I don't really like the Patriots that much, so I'll cheer for the opposition.


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Oh no!!! We lost . We just had way too many crucial injuries to be able to put up a chance to win. I heard that both Woodson and Favre were injured...Favre dislocating his left shoulder...ouch. Rogers put up a good fight from what I read, but alas we lost .

Well we could still play them again and hopefully we will have a much more healthy team.

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Old November 30th, 2007, 3:33 pm
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Rogers played well - he wasn't the reason they lost

Romo is Dallas' QB

They lost primarily because of two early turnovers and a bad 15-minute span from late 1st quarter to 2nd quarter. Rest of the game they were about even, if not GB a bit better.


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Old November 30th, 2007, 3:38 pm
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We didn't actually get to watch the game and just followed it on the net. But I went to bed before it was over so I missed how they did in the last half. I still hope we get to see them play each other again...


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Old November 30th, 2007, 5:16 pm
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Why wasn't the ruddy game on tv... I would have loved to watch it.

I saw on ESPN what the score was at half-time... 27-10 or something in favor of the Cowboys and I knew it was over for the Packers.


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Old November 30th, 2007, 6:49 pm
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Packers made a good game of it in the second half. The Cowboys benefitted from a couple of "missed" calls, but I don't think it changed the outcome. Favre's bad spell is what changed the game, along with missing KGB and Woodson (Owens lit them up in the first half).

I should have synched my radio with the TV, somehow. That would have made the watching experience better


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I just had a feeling that Dallas was going to win this one. I tried watcing the game on the net but it only updated in 10 minute increments. At the end of the third Dallas was poised to score then Romo got the delay of game penalty...and then it was the end of the quarter and I didn't see the interception...I had no idea why they didn't score at least a field goal...Darn you NFL Network!***shakes fist***

I was psyched though that I went to the Pats-Eagles game...why does it have to be a nail biter the one time I actually go to Gillette?!?!? Great game though despite the freezing temps. The field looks much larger on TV than it does in real life....


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I had to follow the game on the net too... and you got to watch it?? I'm so jealous

I watched the highlights too... I love how the announcers always call the blatantly wrong calls "questionnable calls."

flimsey, that's awesome that you got to go to that game! What a great game to watch live too...


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Well, that INT that killed the drive in the 4th quarter was a gift-wrapped TD for owens that bounced off him and into Al Harris' grateful hands. Luckiest INT he'll ever get - that was a perfect throw by Romo.


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Well I am a solid, hard-core Bears fan, so I just have to say that the Packers are our rivals so you can infer how I feel about the game.
Does anyone know how far out of the wild card the Bears are? I am clinging to all hope.


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