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NFL Power Rankings: Week 4 - Top 10
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  1. Green Bay Packers (3-0) - Previously: #1 - Aaron Rodgers is on fire, and he's even insulting his victims through random memes:

    For more on the best team in football right now, check out my NFL Game Recaps for analysis of their blowout victory over the Chiefs.

  2. New England Patriots (3-0) - Previously: #2 - So, because the Patriots were caught cheating, they want to stick it to everyone by running up the score against awful teams to prove that they... aren't cheating... anymore...? Is that right? Because it sounds dumber when I typed it out than when I was thinking it in my head beforehand.

    Going back to the revealing picture I posted last week:

    I wrote that Bill Belichick is the best master of disguise the world has ever seen since Varys. What if he's better than Varys? Would it surprise anyone that in 15 years from now, it was revealed that Belichick was Buffalo's chief security guard, Miami's general manager, the Jets' head custodian, Baltimore's head coach's daughter, and Indianapolis' owner's dog - all at the same time? It's not like anyone would recognize Belichick without his hoodies, so he could get away with this.

  3. Arizona Cardinals (3-0) - Previously: #4 - Not that I was overly impressed with Arizona's 40-point victory over San Francisco, but I trust the Cardinals way more than the Seahawks right now because they can actually block. The offensive line was thought to be an issue heading into the season, but it hasn't thus far for Arizona.

    By the way, I mentioned earlier that Bruce Arians could be the next Bill Belichick. Arians is 25-10 against the spread as Arizona's head coach, and he's more than willing to run up the score versus horrible opposition. Granted, Arians doesn't cheat, but we don't know what lurks under his assortment of hats. What if he's keeping a telepathic micro alien being under there, and it told Colin Kaepernick to throw stupid passes repeatedly in Sunday's game? Don't tell me that this is impossible because I'd put the probability of this happening at 70 percent.

  4. Cincinnati Bengals (3-0) - Previously: #5 - The Bengals move up as well, despite the fact that Andy Dalton tried so desperately to give away a victory to Baltimore on Sunday. I can already sense that Bengal fans are slitting their wrists in anticipation of another January meltdown by Dalton. When that happens, it'll be a shame because this Cincinnati team is great otherwise.

  5. Seattle Seahawks (1-2) - Previously: #3 - Moving a team down following a 26-0 victory may raise some eyebrows, but the Seahawks were only up 6-0 at halftime against Jimmy Clausen and needed a kickoff return for a touchdown to get any sort of spark. The Seahawk teams of old would've been up 31-0 by intermission, but this version can't block at all, which will continue to be a big problem going forward.

  6. Denver Broncos (3-0) - Previously: #6 - Peyton Manning might be done, but yet he still somehow wins games. Hardly a surprise, given that he's King of the Regular Season. Another playoff implosion should be fun, but yet sad this time as well.

    By the way, I meant to post this brilliant blurb earlier:

    What the hell is this? Why would the Broncos leak something like this and stick to it? It's like, "Hey everyone, we're going to be running more in the red zone, so you better play the run more! Don't even pay attention to Manning! No way he's going to throw! Derp!"

    I highly doubt anyone fell for this anyway. Everyone knows that Manning is an egomaniac who wants the best numbers possible so that he holds the passing records forever and ever.

  7. Buffalo Bills (2-1) - Previously: #7 - It's amazing how great the Bills can look when they're not committing two penalties on every single drive. I still can't believe they imploded like that, costing me $880 in the process. I may just join Bengal fans in slitting my wrists right now.

    In all seriousness, the Bills proved Sunday that they need to be considered one of the best teams in the NFL. The Dolphins never had a chance. I imagine Buffalo will be much more competitive versus New England the second time around, and who knows, maybe they'll cost me $880 more.

  8. Minnesota Vikings (2-1) - Previously: #8 - Though four San Diego offensive linemen sustained injuries in Sunday's contest, the Vikings still looked impressive in their victory. The real test comes Sunday at Denver. Dethroning the King of the Regular Season is never difficult, but Minnesota has a legitimate chance to accomplish that feat.

  9. Carolina Panthers (3-0) - Previously: #11 - Do you think that one day, the Panthers could actually try against weaker competition? They've been so lethargic in their three victories thus far, but they haven't needed to put forth 100-percent effort because they've battled the Jaguars, Texans and Drew Brees-less Saints. Tampa won't offer any sort of challenge next week, so more laziness!

    Oh, and sorry, Carolina fans. Luke Kuechly is gone forever. No, it wasn't some injury; it was yet another cheating tactic by the Patriots:

    See? Told you that Belichick disguised himself as some NFL general managers.

  10. Atlanta Falcons (3-0) - Previously: #13 - I'm so pissed off. These are the thoughts in my head right now:

    And that's going to be me 10 years from now when I'm plotting Devonta Freeman's death. Literally. I'll have a sex-change operation and wear a black wig, and everything, making me a stunning hero like Caitlyn Jenner. A beautiful, stunning hero.

    Ugh, you have no idea how pissed I am. Where the hell did Freeman's awesome running come from? The Cowboys were up 28-14! They were supposed to win because they were missing their starting quarterback, and they were giving 110 percent! The Falcons aren't supposed to give 110 percent either!!!!!!! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH RGHIWROG WHR0G HERGI JEROI FLAMES JERIO JOIER GPREGP

NFL Power Rankings: Week 4 - Bottom 10

32. Chicago Bears (0-3) - Previously: #32 - Jay Cutler didn't even play, so it would be unfair to publish a meme making fun of him. So, lets do one of Jimmy Clausen instead!

And yes, you're all thinking it, so I might as well just write it: Clausen is so inaccurate that unlike Cheddar Bob, he missed while shooting himself.

31. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-2) - Previously: #31 - Marcus Mariota has now outplayed Jameis Winston by a wide margin in two of their three games. Not good, Bucs, not good. On the bright side, Tampa fans can soon enjoy Winston in a Disney movie. They're making a sequel to the Little Mermaid, and guess who is the main villain?

Unlike Ursula, Winston actually poses a threat to the undersea folk.

30. Jacksonville Jaguars (1-2) - Previously: #29 - So much for gaining momentum following a last-second victory against the Dolphins. The Jaguars weren't competitive at all in New England, and their sole victory looks much less impressive in the wake of Miami's blowout loss to Buffalo.

29. Cleveland Browns (1-2) - Previously: #28 - A Cleveland fan who e-mails me regularly sent me an angry message a week ago:

Johnny showed you! And the Browns are not as bad as you think. Not great, but middle of the pack. Get a real qb and Browns might even become scary!

This week? Not as confident:

I have never seen the Browns play so bad. It was awful. Plain and simple. To have the talent the Browns have and play that poorly is a direct reflection on the coaches and leadership of the team. Just dreadful. I have no answers at this point.

Life must be tough being a Browns fan. To not have any answers at any point about anything has to be extremely frustrating. In fact, I wonder if a large number of people are diagnosed with learning disabilities in Cleveland because of exchanges like this:

Teacher: Can you tell me the answer to question No. 8?

Student: No. I didn't get that one.

Teacher: What about question No. 9?

Student: No.

Teacher: Do you have answers to any questions?

Student: No. None. I have no answers. Because I'm a Browns fan.

Hey, at least it's an excuse to get out of doing schoolwork.

28. San Francisco 49ers (1-2) - Previously: #27 - "I can now be myself." - Colin Kaepernick, this offseason upon learning that Jim Harbaugh was not coming back.

Whatever that means. I hope Kaepernick continues to have fun being himself when the 49ers trade him to the Calgary Stampede next spring.

27. St. Louis Rams (1-2) - Previously: #21 - If I wasn't crying after losing $440 on the Rams, I'd still be laughing about this tweet from Ed Bouchette:

"Half the fans in the Jones Dome have left. Oops, sorry, only half made it in. Depressing scene here in St. Louis if you're Rams fan."

How sad is that? Also, throw in the fact that many of the people in the stands were cheering for the Steelers, and that means there were virtually no Rams fans in the building - and this is just two weeks after the team upset the Seahawks! How could this possibly happen? The NFL needs to move the Rams to Los Angeles pronto, because leaving them in St. Louis will just continue to embarrass the league.

26. Washington Redskins (1-2) - Previously: #25 - Kirk Cousins was just OK in the first two games, but he imploded Thursday night. What happened? There's only one reasonable explanation...

The Adventures of Derek Anderson's Magic Flask!

Derek Anderson: Heeyyy guuyyyy wheerre'ssss thhhee pooooppee I wananntredd ttoo seee himmm soosoo hehe cocuilld bllesss mmy maggiicc fllassksk?

Kirk Cousins: You must have missed him, but I'll bless your flask for you!

Derek Anderson: Howooww ccnannan yeww dododo thhtaat yyoourre' nntoto thheee pooop!

Kirk Cousins: I am not the Pope, but I'm quarterback of the Redskins. I can bless this flask, but I'll need to taste what's inside first.

*** 10 minutes later ***

Derek Anderson: Thhankkss yyeew foorr blelsssinngg mmyy fllassk hic!

Kirk Cousins: Nooo pororblblmm frreiiennd. I'mm KKuurrkkk Coousssinnsns annndd thassss iroroorrnniccc cuuzzzz I wannntt tooo bannggg myyyy cooussinns cuuzuzz shhee's hootot wwwoooooooo!!!

25. Houston Texans (1-2) - Previously: #24 - Talk about uninspiring wins. I have no idea how the Texans covered, but many missed field goals were involved. I guess the good news for Houston fans is that Arian Foster will be back soon. Unfortunately, Foster is very injury-prone thanks to his vegan diet, so he could just as easily suffer another soft-tissue malady.

I think one Texan fan needs to take one for the team and kidnap Foster, just to be able to stuff a bacon cheeseburger down his throat. Sure, this fan would go to prison, but Foster would at least have the protein to stay healthy.

24. New Orleans Saints (0-3) - Previously: #23 - I was about to check out the hate mail in my power rankings, but saw that I didn't have any this week. I'm shocked. This might be the first time ever. In fact, I had a couple of people defend me from previous hate mails, so thanks guys! I really appreciate the positive feedback!

At any rate, the Saints were better than expected at Carolina, but I'm not sure how much the Panthers tried. My picks podcast partner Matvei texted me, "Ewing Theory in Carolina!" during the game, but McCown's carriage turned into a pumpkin in the second half. Or, I guess his Verizon cell phone tower turned into a pumpkin? I don't know.

23. Tennessee Titans (1-2) - Previously: #26 - I want to move the Titans out of my bottom 10 because Marcus Mariota has been great in two of his three starts, but I can't get that loss to Cleveland out of my head.

Mariota nearly beat the Colts, however. As this was going on, here were some memorable tweets from Jim Irsay during the game:







titans now up 13 gonna drink my self to death im loosing in fan dual and real life ugh plaz some1 give me poison



ugh i just checked the standings and im in 134,832nd place out of 220,000. $25 down the drain looks like i'll have to sell more drugs to hookers damnit

NFL Power Rankings: The Rest:
11. San Diego Chargers (1-2). Previously: #9
12. Philadelphia Eagles (1-2). Previously: #19
13. New York Jets (2-1). Previously: #14
14. Indianapolis Colts (1-2). Previously: #15
15. Kansas City Chiefs (1-2). Previously: #10
16. Dallas Cowboys (2-1). Previously: #16
17. Baltimore Ravens (0-3). Previously: #17
18. New York Giants (1-2). Previously: #22
19. Pittsburgh Steelers (2-1). Previously: #20
20. Miami Dolphins (1-2). Previously: #12
21. Detroit Lions (0-3). Previously: #18
22. Oakland Raiders (2-1). Previously: #30



Fantasy Football Studs and Scrubs

Top Fantasy Quarterbacks:
  • Aaron Rodgers: 24-of-35, 333 yards. 5 TDs, 0 INTs. 2 carries, 16 rush yards.
  • Andy Dalton: 20-of-32, 383 yards. 3 TDs, 1 INT. 5 carries, 10 rush yards. 1 rush TD. 1 fumble.
  • Cam Newton: 20-of-31, 315 yards. 2 TDs, 0 INTs. 7 carries, 33 rush yards. 1 rush TD.
  • Tyrod Taylor: 21-of-29, 277 yards. 3 TDs, 0 INTs. 3 carries, 12 rush yards.
  • Matt Ryan: 24-of-36, 285 yards. 2 TDs, 0 INTs. 2 carries, 17 rush yards. 1 2-pt conversion.
  • Tom Brady: 33-of-42, 358 yards. 2 TDs, 0 INTs.
  • Joe Flacco: 32-of-49, 362 yards. 2 TDs, 1 INT.
  • Marcus Mariota: 27-of-44, 367 yards. 2 TDs, 2 INTs.
  • Josh McCown: 28-of-49, 341 yards. 2 TDs, 1 INT.
  • Derek Carr: 20-of-32, 314 yards. 2 TDs, 0 INTs.

  • Top Fantasy Running Backs:
  • Devonta Freeman: 30 carries, 141 yards. 3 TDs. 5 catches, 52 rec. yards.
  • Joseph Randle: 14 carries, 87 yards. 3 TDs. 2 catches, 18 rec. yards.
  • LeGarrette Blount: 18 carries, 78 yards. 3 TDs. 1 catch, 14 rec. yards.
  • Chris Johnson: 22 carries, 110 yards. 2 TDs. 1 catch, 40 rec. yards.
  • Jamaal Charles: 11 carries, 49 yards. 3 TDs. 5 catches, 33 rec. yards.
  • Adrian Peterson: 20 carries, 126 yards. 2 TDs.
  • Frank Gore: 14 carries, 86 yards. 2 TDs.
  • Latavius Murray: 26 carries, 139 yards. 1 TD. 1 catch, 10 rec. yards.
  • Alfred Blue: 31 carries, 139 yards. 1 TD.
  • Le'veon Bell: 19 carries, 62 yards. 1 TD. 7 catches, 70 rec. yards.
  • Ryan Mathews: 25 carries, 108 yards. 2 catches, 20 rec. yards. 1 rec. TD. 1 fumble.
  • Karlos Williams: 12 carries, 110 yards. 1 TD.
  • Mark Ingram: 14 carries, 50 yards. 1 TD. 5 catches, 49 rec. yards.
  • Chris Thompson: 2 carries, 29 yards. 8 catches, 57 rec. yards. 1 rec. TD.
  • Dion Lewis: 8 carries, 37 yards. 1 TD. 5 catches, 30 rec. yards.

  • Top Fantasy Wide Receivers:
  • A.J. Green: 10 catches, 227 yards. 2 TDs.
  • Steve Smith: 13 catches, 186 yards. 2 TDs.
  • Julio Jones: 12 catches, 164 yards. 2 TDs.
  • Randall Cobb: 1 carry, 12 rush yards. 7 catches, 91 yards. 3 TDs.
  • Larry Fitzgerald: 9 catches, 134 yards. 2 TDs.
  • Keenan Allen: 12 catches, 133 yards. 2 TDs.
  • Rishard Matthews: 6 catches, 113 yards. 2 TDs.
  • Jeremy Maclin: 8 catches, 141 yards. 1 TD.
  • James Jones: 7 catches, 139 yards. 1 TD.
  • Rueben Randle: 7 catches, 116 yards. 1 TD.
  • Kendall Wright: 1 carry, 13 rush yards. 7 catches, 95 yards. 1 TD.
  • DeAndre Hopkins: 8 catches, 101 yards. 1 TD.
  • Brandon Marshall: 10 catches, 109 yards. 1 TD. 1 fumble.
  • Marvin Jones: 5 catches, 94 yards. 1 TD.
  • Demaryius Thomas: 9 catches, 92 yards. 1 TD. 1 fumble.
  • Odell Beckham Jr.: 7 catches, 79 yards. 1 TD.
  • Allen Hurns: 2 catches, 70 yards. 1 TD.
  • Amari Cooper: 8 catches, 134 yards. 1 fumble.
  • Seth Roberts: 3 catches, 56 yards. 1 TD.
  • Antonio Brown: 11 catches, 108 yards.

  • Top Fantasy Tight Ends:
  • Greg Olsen: 8 catches, 134 rec. yards. 2 rec. TDs.
  • Gary Barnidge: 6 catches, 105 rec. yards. 1 rec. TD.
  • Jimmy Graham: 7 catches, 83 rec. yards. 1 rec. TD.
  • Charles Clay: 5 catches, 82 rec. yards. 1 rec. TD.
  • Clay Harbor: 3 catches, 43 rec. yards. 1 rec. TD.

  • Top Fantasy IDP:
  • Preston Brown: 7 tackles, 2 INTs, 1 TD.
  • Tyrann Mathieu: 5 tackles, 2 INTs, 1 TD.
  • Khalil Mack: 4 tackles, 2 sacks, 1 forced fumble.
  • Chad Greenway: 1 tackle, 1 INT, 1 TD.
  • Dwight Lowery: 2 tackles, 2 INTs.
  • Mike Daniels: 4 tackles, 1.5 sacks, 1 forced fumble.
  • Jarvis Jenkins: 10 tackles, 2 sacks.
  • Uani' Unga: 9 tackles, 1 INT, 1 forced fumble.
  • Pernell McPhee: 7 tackles, 2 sacks.
  • Clay Matthews: 3 tackles, 2 sacks.
  • Malcolm Jenkins: 6 tackles, 2 forced fumbles.
  • Muhammad Wilkerson: 11 tackles, 0.5 sack.
  • Paul Posluszny: 18 tackles.
  • Lavonte David: 14 tackles.
  • Demario Davis: 13 tackles.
  • Keenan Robinson: 13 tackles.
  • Corey Graham: 12 tackles.
  • D'Qwell Jackson: 12 tackles.

  • Fantasy Scrubs of the Week :
  • C.J. Anderson: 8 carries, 18 yards.

  • Teddy Bridgewater: 13-of-24, 121 yards. 0 TDs, 1 INT.
  • Nick Foles: 19-of-28, 197 yards. 0 TDs, 1 INT. 1 carry, 10 rush yards.
  • Brandon Weeden: 22-of-26, 232 yards. 0 TDs, 1 INT.
  • Sam Bradford: 14-of-28, 118 yards. 1 TD, 0 INTs.
  • Colin Kaepernick: 9-of-19, 67 yards. 0 TDs, 4 INTs. 7 carries, 46 rush yards. 1 rush TD.
  • Matthew Stafford: 31-of-45, 282 yards. 1 TD, 2 INTs. 1 fumble.
  • Philip Rivers: 21-of-34, 246 yards. 1 TD, 1 INT. 1 fumble.

  • Chris Ivory: 0 carries, 0 yards.
  • Alfred Morris: 6 carries, 19 yards.
  • Jeremy Hill: 12 carries, 21 yards.
  • Shane Vereen: 6 carries, 23 yards.
  • C.J. Spiller: 1 carry, 4 yards. 2 catches, 22 rec. yards.
  • Matt Jones: 11 carries, 38 yards. 1 fumble.
  • Justin Forsett: 10 carries, 13 yards. 4 catches, 16 rec. yards.
  • Duke Johnson: 4 carries, 3 yards. 6 catches, 32 rec. yards.
  • Isaiah Crowell: 10 carries, 36 yards.

  • Torrey Smith: 0 catches, 0 yards.
  • Charles Johnson: 1 catch, 9 yards.
  • Michael Floyd: 1 catch, 12 yards.
  • Anquan Boldin: 2 catches, 16 yards.
  • Eddie Royal: 3 catches, 17 yards.
  • Vincent Jackson: 2 catches, 40 yards.

  • Tyler Eifert: 0 catches, 0 rec. yards.
  • Jared Cook: 1 catch, 7 rec. yards.
  • Kyle Rudolph: 2 catches, 14 rec. yards.
  • Martellus Bennett: 4 catches, 15 rec. yards.
  • Jordan Cameron: 3 catches, 16 rec. yards.
  • Heath Miller: 2 catches, 17 rec. yards.
  • Zach Ertz: 2 catches, 30 rec. yards.
  • Larry Donnell: 3 catches, 32 rec. yards.

  • Run Defenses, Pass Defense, Pass Protection:

    Something new this year - I'm keeping track of precise run defense, pass defense and pass protection rankings in Excel. The benefit to this is that it'll be broken down by week. Here are the download links:

    2014 NFL Defensive Rankings Spreadsheet (2007 Excel)

    2014 NFL Defensive Rankings Spreadsheet - (1999-2003 Excel)

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    Omaha (Anonymous Poster)
    1 day(s) 1 hour(s) ago - hide

    Not a fan of either team, but Walter's bias is painfully obvious so I'll preemptively post this:

    Last year, Saints are 1-3 at the end of Week 4.  Walter keeps them in his Top 5 for the Power Rankings (becuz Sharpz...little Walt can't make an opinion without someone telling him what his opinion is first).  Walt makes every excuse in the book for the Saints, they "are one or two plays away" from being 3-1.  The Saints point differential at the time is -15.

    This year, the Eagles, who Walt has blatantly hated for years, maybe some Eagles fan beat him up in school when he was a kid, maybe he had an alcoholic father who loved the Eagles, who knows, he's from Philly but no matter the coach, the players, the QB, the Eagles are always bad according to Walt.  Eagles are 3 missed kicks away from 3-1.  Very makable kicks.  Parkey was hurt, he missed a 44 yarder. Sturgis missed a FG and a PAT today, both about 30 yards.....Will Walt make the same excuses for the Eagles that he did for the Saints last year?  Very similar scenario, and if anything, the Eagles point differential is -8, and all of their games have been pretty tight.

    Stay tuned for Walt the hypocrite folks.

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    Timmy Hutch (Anonymous Poster)
    6 day(s) 0 hour(s) ago - hide
    Your rankings are horrible based solely on the Seahawks. They were horrendous in the first 2 weeks, and for their only win this season, beat the worst team in the league. Horrible.
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    Prof Owl (Anonymous Poster)
    5 day(s) 19 hour(s) ago - hide

    @Timmy Hutch 


    Your thinking is that the Seahawks were horrible losing away in OT against a division rival they've always had close games with? Or was it losing in a close game, again away, to the best team in the NFL that made them horrible?

    Ask a Seahawks fan to pick 3-5 games this year we stand a good chance at losing and those would be right at the top of the list. He has them about right. I'd bet on them over his 6-10 spots, and bet against them on the upper half.... 'cept maybe the Bengals, but I like the matchup there.

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    Reality (Anonymous Poster)
    5 day(s) 23 hour(s) ago - hide
    You're a @#$@ing idiot.
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    Prof Owl (Anonymous Poster)
    6 day(s) 5 hour(s) ago - hide

    "The Seahawk teams of old would've been up 31-0 by intermissiom"

    Walt I usually agree with you and defend you quite a lot but I think you're a victim of poor memory here. The Superbowl Seahawks of the last 2 years have consistently played down to their opponents, especially in the first half. They almost lost to the Redskins and Raiders last year, the Raiders at home.

    I also think you're grading the overall quality of the offense a bit too much on the horrendous playcalling in the first half. Bevell is addicted to plays that neither work to their strengths, nor have any shown any kind of success. Even so, they start the game the same way every week, throwing short passes behind the line of scrimmage for no yards. As soon as they abandon the Bevell script and Russell is allowed to throw more than 5 yards downfield, they consistently become productive.

    I'm also not sure about that Rodgers gif at the top. I frequent plenty of Seahawks sites and basically nobody is blaming the loss on the lack of Kam Chancellor. That's the line the sportscasters are pushing to oversimplify things. The stupid, avoidable penalties that ended up providing the 10 points the Packers won with, sure, but not Kam. It comes off a lot more as Packer fans reaching a little too hard to find something extra to brag about.

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    Nomo Vasio (Anonymous Poster)
    6 day(s) 7 hour(s) ago - hide

    Too much reputation going into #1 and #2. If you observe objectively, AZ is the #1 team. And Im a non bias observer.

    If you go player for player, AZ is better 9/10. Defensive is significantly better than both teams. And offense is statistically better than both teams (126 points scored is best in NFL). Arguably 2nd best HC in the NFL, so you cant say this is a fluke.

    If any of these teams were to play, I believe it would go AZ, NE, GB. Which is what the power rankings should be

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    Vikes Fan (Anonymous Poster)
    6 day(s) 7 hour(s) ago - hide
    @Nomo Vasio The Cards have also beaten arguably the three worst teams in the NFL......
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    Dro (Anonymous Poster)
    6 day(s) 7 hour(s) ago - hide

    @Nomo Vasio 

    An objective observer knows that the NFL is a QB-driven league, and the Packers and Patriots have two (of the three, the other being stuck with a wretched surrounding cast) of the superlative difference-makers at the position. That's the difference right there. Teams will suffer injuries, strange fluke performances, random turnovers, etc, but a top-tier QB helps smooth out the wrinkles.

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    stine 22 Posts (9 )
    6 day(s) 6 hour(s) ago - hide
    @Nomo Vasio No way is Arizona #1 yet. They need to earn it first. They beat the Saints Bears and SF. All of those teams suck. They need to do well against some good teams first.... There is nothing wrong with his top 5 as I see it... Besides, it is his opinion, not yours.
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    WalterDumpyDump (Anonymous Poster)
    6 day(s) 6 hour(s) ago - hide
    The main writers on this website are Bi-est and quite frankly, @#$@ing stupid.
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    Daddys nuts (Anonymous Poster)
    6 day(s) 7 hour(s) ago - hide
    love the Luke post
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    Embarrassed Dolfan (Anonymous Poster)
    6 day(s) 9 hour(s) ago - hide

    As dolphins fan, (who lives in Western New York, I've had a rough week), I was fully prepared for the Dolphins to plummet into the bottom 10.  I was actually surprised to see them not in the bottom 10.  But I reflected on it, and I think your ranking is accurate.  The Dolphins have playoff caliber talent, but bottom tier coaching (and by bottom tier, I mean it's like Jay Cutler is the coach of this team or something), so averaging it out seems like a fair spot, especially since I am still impressed with Tannehill, he is showing heart when no one else around him is, I felt like he was the only one trying on Sunday. Those picks were his first in like 200 attempts or something like that, so it's not like it's a trend. Not yet anyways.

    That having been said, if the Dolphins drop another stinker against the Jets next week, I fully expect them to be in your bottom 10 and will be disappointed if they are not.  I am actually kind of looking forward to a funny Joe Philbin meme of him getting beaten up by a midget or something because he refuses to fight back in football and in real life.  It's not like I have much else to look forward to.

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    JoffreyG (Anonymous Poster)
    6 day(s) 14 hour(s) ago - hide
    Just curious: If Big Ben wasn't out for 4-6 weeks, where would you rank the Steelers in this weeks Power Ranking?
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    Jagsfan (Anonymous Poster)
    12 day(s) 23 hour(s) ago - hide
    Do you the Jags should get a little more of a bump up or Dolphins should get a further bump down do to the win the Jags had? Also what do you think of ESPN rating pushing the Dolphins one spot higher for the lose and Jags one spot lower for the win?
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    Walter 1336 Posts (1470 )
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    @Jagsfan Looks like the Dolphins should have gone down. I don't really have an issue with moving a team up after a win, or vice versa. Lots of stuff could be happening, like other teams looking worse
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    Curious (Anonymous Poster)
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    Hey Walt, Kind of off topic who is the girl in your profile picture?  
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    Walter 1336 Posts (1470 )
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    @Curious That would be Alison Brie, she's in Community.
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    Lol (Anonymous Poster)
    20 day(s) 5 hour(s) ago - hide

    If Tom Brady went 49-50, 600 yards and 5 TDs, Walt would write about Brady's one incompletion, and throw in a recycled cheating joke to convince himself that his readers find him funny.

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    Walter 1336 Posts (1470 )
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    @Lol I don't need to convince myself that my readers find me funny. I know that my readers find me funny.
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    ChiefsFan (Anonymous Poster)
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    I think Walt's a Chiefs-hatin' douche, but even I think he's funny!

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    Dro (Anonymous Poster)
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    These rankings need to be more dynamic regarding two teams: the Colts and the Seahawks.

    The Colts will almost certainly make the playoffs, but only because it is in the worst division in football and should go at least 5-1 inside of it. Luck is one of the two best players in football, but that has disguised a team that was in decline when he first arrived and has atrophied in the following years thanks to stupid Richardson trades and such. Adding three declining veteran players didn't help much. I've been saying it for months now: the Colts will make the playoffs, and then be easily bounced in their first playoff game. That's a team that should default to the bottom of the top 10 and stay there.

    Meanwhile, it's time to accept reality that finances have hit the Seahawks hard, and that they're still a legit championship contender, but not a favorite. Remember, the Seahawks were clearly no better than the third-best NFC team last season (needing a miracle to win against the Packers and likely a loser had it had to play the Cowboys). Seattle only snatched a bye because luck of the draw gave it the most cakewalk final stretch to a regular season as we have ever seen. That won't happen again. Last year's team was a 10-6 team, and this year's is definitely no better, and perhaps even a hair worse. It also is still a likely playoff team, but it has to take a back seat to at least a few more...if you want to be accurate, that is.

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    Dro (Anonymous Poster)
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    Glad to see that you caught up to the Colts. Might want to move the Seahawks to a more reasonable position too until they prove something.

    Also, shouldn't a team (Dallas) actually lose (as opposed to win key division games) before they plummet in the rankings? Defense was the key to both of the first two wins, and that defense is not only still there but also is set to get MUCH better very soon. Sure, move Dallas down a bit, and be ready to drop the team like a stone if it has an atrocious game next week, but...haters gonna hate, I guess.

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    Walter 1336 Posts (1470 )
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    @Dro Eh, losing Romo I think is enough to move them down. Unless Brandon Weeden somehow becomes great, which I don't see
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    Wharthog 100 Posts (44 )
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    As soon as Romo got hurt and they started talking 8-10 weeks I knew our season was shot. Also - everyone is talking up Weeden because he went 7-7 but outside of Maxwell's terrible coverage on that one TD how effective was Weeden's 6-6? He still went 3-and-out and hit only underneath stuff....Just sayin'.

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    coords 36 Posts (5 )
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    I'm an Eagles fan so I hope the Cowboys are done...but I dont' think so...

    The Dallas Offensive line is the real star of the team so if they re fine the offense should be OK.  Then just a question of what the Dallas D can do.

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    Funnytome (Anonymous Poster)
    13 day(s) 1 hour(s) ago - hide
    It's really funny that people are flat out saying Walt knows nothing about football. Is he wrong sometimes, sure. Even expert poker players lose a game every now and again. The other part that's funny, is if he knew nothing about football how in hells name could he possibly manage to b.s.all the accurate information he has on here
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    RK786 (Anonymous Poster)
    13 day(s) 2 hour(s) ago - hide


    Got Wright..missed on Stevie...and never a fan of patriots RBs. Any given day they can give goose eggs.


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    Walt knows nothing about football (Anonymous Poster)
    13 day(s) 3 hour(s) ago - hide

    Yes, Brady getting off didn't have to do with whether he did it or not, but the judge asked the NFL to provide evidence in open court. They couldn't. He followed up with why they were pursuing him. They then switched to his lack of cooperation. So then the judge asked why in the Well's report, Ted Well did not request the phone. They then switched their argument to the CBA allows Goodell to do whatever he wants.    

    The judge ruled based on the process the NFL used to punish him (including the Wells report, and the appeal). The NFL would like to paint this as a technicality, but the judge wouldn't have ruled against the NFL based on a minor technicality. There were some serious issues in the investigation and NFL judgement. In numerous court proceedings the judge ripped the NFL for a multitude of improper actions (including the anonymous leaks to the media, which he asked them to stop). 

    The NFL is unlikely to win on appeal. The chance of an appeal reversing the decision is about 10% or less, and the chance of them remanding it back to Berman 15%, which leaves a 75% chance that the NFL loses outright. These are based on precedents of Berman rulings. (If the 3 appeal judges are pro-management those numbers push towards the NFL, if they are pro-labor, they push towards Brady). And the ruling by the courts will likely come in 2016. Brady will still be active. 

    Your source for legal advice is likely a moron. So stop hiring the same lawyers as Goodell. They've lost every single case so far. 

    Also, the Raven's tip was later denied by the Ravens. The Colts could have asked the NFL to measure the air (do you understand chain of custody, by measuring the ball, the validity of their measurement was questionable). Also you never answered why the Colts balls were deflated as well? Did Brady and Belichick have magic powers to change those balls' PSI?

    This entire controversy started because the NFL head office is composed of dip @#$@s that couldn't pass a 7th grade science quiz, and there are a pocket of owners that are tired of losing to the Patriots every year. Occam's razor: the balls deflated due to temperature (as science indicated all along).  

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    Walt knows nothing about Football (Anonymous Poster)
    13 day(s) 9 hour(s) ago - hide
    @Walter To your point about Brady:

    1) Brady was gaslighted by the NFL (see Gardi letter to Patriots)
    2) He was told his phone was immaterial to the investigation (see Well's report), celebrities destroy their phones (if they are smart) when changing phones (unless they like personal information leaks). Would you give your phone up to the clowns at the NFL head office?
    3) The NFL had all relevant phone and text records anyway 
    4) All  legitimate scientific reports indicate the balls were within ideal gas law specifications 
    5) The NFL didn't know about the gas law 
    6) The NFL head office is composed of ex-Jets employees (Kensil, Goodell...)
    7) Judge Berman ridiculed them in court. The NFL applied to a court that sided 99% of the time with the arbitrator, and still lost. 

    As for actual football: yes, the season is 2 weeks old (and yet you bring up preseason in your BS arguments all the time). The Patriots have been a top 5 team for about 15 years. Also if you look at the Colts' record against playoff teams vs. AFC South teams, you start to realize, they are paper tigers. They can beat up the Jags, Titans, and Texans (2 terrible teams, and a team with no QB), but get smoked by physical teams. In their last four matchups against the AFC East, they have been manhandled.   
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    Walter 1336 Posts (1470 )
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    @Walt knows nothing about Football 

    Do you give up your phone? Of course you do. Dude, if you're accused of something that you definitely did not do, you would help the authorities clear your name, and you would surrender your phone to prove your innocence. No question you do that.

    Brady got off because the NFL failed to follow due process

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    Walt knows nothing about football (Anonymous Poster)
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    @Walter Brady didn't get off on a technicality or NFL not following due process. That's not how it works in civil court. Brady got off, because the judge found the NFL applied an arbitrary and partial investigation, withheld evidence and changed the reason for suspension (first equipment violation, but then changed to conduct detrimental to the league). Arbitrator have a lot of leeway in handing out rulings, judges rarely overrule them (almost 99:1). This judge constantly stated the NFL acted improperly, and even asked the NFL in open court to produce direct evidence of scheme, and they failed.

    As for Brady providing his phone. He provided the records, the NFL didn't need his phone, unless they want to see his angry birds scores and photos of Giselle... It's called a red hearing. The text records showed who he contacted, and the NFL had all text records from those correspondences (see Well's report).  Also you are assuming that the NFL would have cleared Brady if nothing was on his phone. Ever wonder why the NFL wrongly stated the PSI numbers to be 2 lbs on 12 balls? Or did you ever wonder why Brady's text about Peyton Manning came out? How about the ball boys "deflator" text, which was in May (training camp), and no context provided, other than the use of one word. (That would be like you providing your phone, and if you typed Hitler once, being prosecuted for war crimes). The NFL had no interest in fairness or a proper investigation.

    Also one last question for you Walt. Did you ever wonder why 3 of the 4 Colts balls were also deflated (despite starting a 0.5 PSI higher than the Pats and being measured 20 minutes later than the Patriots?). Technically, they were below 12.5 PSI, by direct rules, they also had deflated balls (see Well's report). Also, the Colts claimed to have measured the INT ball, they aren't allowed to do that. Only NFL personnel was allowed. So also a rule violation. 
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    Walter 1336 Posts (1470 )
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    @Walt knows nothing about football 

    I've had my lawyer explain this to me, and you're not correct. Brady getting off had absolutely nothing to do with whether he deflated the footballs or not. The judge even hinted this a few times while waiting to make a ruling. He slammed the NFL for not following due process. The NFL will probably win its appeal, as it always does, but Brady will be long retired by the time that happens.

    The cell phone argument is ridiculous. He could've cleared himself by handing it over. But not only did he do that, he destroyed it. Must have been some damning evidence on that phone.

    The Colts knew the balls were deflated from what the Ravens told them, so they measured it. Oh no, they're not allowed to do that. Extreme example, but if you know someone to be a terrorist for sure, are you not allowed to break into their homes and stop them from killing people? Argument is bad, man

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    sdmcc (Anonymous Poster)
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    @Walter Let's Everyone Be Real here, Brady got off the hook here, because he is TOM BRADY!!! No other reason or explanation is needed here. 
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    Geoff.Groce 7 Posts (18 )
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    I was wondering why the Steelers are so low on your power rankings.  They only lost by 1 score to your number 2 team, the Patriots, and they demolished a mediocre team, the Niners.  Their offense and Defense look tons better than some of the teams above them.  I mean, the Eagles allowed WEEDEN to go 7/7 and score a TD.
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    Walter 1336 Posts (1470 )
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    @Geoff.Groce Fair point, they should be higher, but I still worry about their defense
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    JoffreyG (Anonymous Poster)
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    You have a point, one can be worried about their defense, but they will get Bell back this week and Bryant in Week 5. This offense is just insane and they can beat anyone with it. If their defense just plays at a mediocre level (which they are capable of, they actually played really well this week until garbage time), there aren't more than 4/5 teams I would favour against them.

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    Geoff.Groce 7 Posts (18 )
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    @Walter that is a valid concern, especially regarding our secondary.  But if Dupree keeps getting pressure and improving, along with Shazier staying healthy, that should make up for some of the concerns on our backend.
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    Walter 1336 Posts (1470 )
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    @Geoff.Groce Any concern about the offensive line at all without Pouncey? SF can't generate pressure, but the Rams might dominate the trenches this week
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    Geoff.Groce 7 Posts (18 )
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    @Walter there is definitely a concern regarding our C position.  Wallace has filled it with mediocrity.  He cannot stop making stupid penalties.  But our G's and OT's have been doing a decent job making holes for an aging back, and developing a pocket for Big Ben.  If they continue to mesh, I foresee Wallace performing better, but nowhere near Pouncey's level.  Furthermore, with Bell back in the lineup, we will have a better outlet pass for Ben to get the ball out quicker.

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    Wow (Anonymous Poster)
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    Your imaginary girlfriend knows a lot about football!!
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    Walter 1336 Posts (1470 )
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    @Wow Considering she's been living with me for the past 11 months, I hope she's not imaginary!
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    Mocking Walt (Anonymous Poster)
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    @Wow She's not imaginary, she's inflatable. That's why Walt hates Brady, he's worried that he'll steal her and deflate her.

    That being said, the conversation that Walt has with her is imaginary. 
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    Walter 1336 Posts (1470 )
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    @Mocking Walt Dude, I'll hand over my cell phone to anyone, including Goodell, to prove that I'm not lying!
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    Yayo (Anonymous Poster)
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    Why do you (and everyone else) include the variable "If Carson Palmer stays healthy"?

    That can be said for all 32 QBs. If Brady, Aaron, Russ get hurt, their teams are FUBAR.

    Right now, CP is healthy as can be. Its nonsense to rank them on what [I]might[/I] happen

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    Walter 1336 Posts (1470 )
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    @Yayo Because Palmer has such an extensive injury history, and I don't trust Arizona's line to keep him healthy
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    Turdmanjones29 (Anonymous Poster)
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    WALT ACTUALLY BUMPED THE JETS UP?!?!?! The biggest hater I know...this is remarkable
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    Walter 1336 Posts (1470 )
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    @Turdmanjones29 I can't believe it myself.

    BTW I don't hate on anyone.

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    RK786 (Anonymous Poster)
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    I like your analysis and posts but please don't have man crush or hate or anyone. Last year i took Doug Martin reading ur blog, he and VJ crushed my season. Learnt lesson and still took Brady this year for cheap price. 

    Keep up the good work.

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    Walter 1336 Posts (1470 )
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    Congrats on Brady, but my top three sleepers this year: Kendall Wright, Stevie Johnson, Dion Lewis

    Hope you got em!

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    GOT A PROB BRO? (Anonymous Poster)
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    Walter 1336 Posts (1470 )
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    LOL yes. Might be my favorite SP character ever, even though I hate PC idiots more than anyone, so this was a tribute to him.

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    Walt knows nothing about football (Anonymous Poster)
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    Hey Walt, 

    Are you ready to admit you were dead wrong about the Colts and the Patriots? The only team after week 2 that has a legitimate argument to being ahead of the Patriots is GB Packers. 

    Ohh and can you stop with the BS about the Pats cheating. You sound uneducated (read AIE report, or any non NFL report about Deflategate, as for Pit vs NE, the NFL issued a mia culpa, so just STFU). Losers whine. In the last two Pats games you bet on, you lost 14 units, just admitted you are butt hurt, and can't afford preparation H. 
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    Walter 1336 Posts (1470 )
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    @Walt knows nothing about football 

    Yes, I'll admit I was wrong about everything because 2 weeks determine a whole season. And sure, the Pats didn't cheat at all. Brady simply destroyed his phone for the hell of it, and he refused to cooperate with the investigation because he had better things to do like pick dandelions

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    Some Guy (Anonymous Poster)
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    @Walter Weren't you being critical of Goodell's "tyranny"? How is it fair that a player who goes through arbitration has to do it with the same person who made the initial verdict?
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    Walter 1336 Posts (1470 )
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    @Some Guy It's not fair. Goodell is a dick
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    Some Guy (Anonymous Poster)
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    I take it someone enjoyed that South Park episode, enough to rip off their bit several times.
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    Walter 1336 Posts (1470 )
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    @Some Guy Lol wow, that was the point of it
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