Super Bowl - 2017

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Tue Jan 31, 2017 8:25 am

Where'd Matt Ryan's famous nickname come from? Hmm...

Matt Ryan has been known as "Matty Ice" for so long that tracing the exact origin of his now-famous nickname is like trying to play a futile game of Memory.

Those who know the Atlanta Falcons quarterback best say the nickname took hold in 2000, during his sophomore season at Penn Charter School in Philadelphia.


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Wed Feb 01, 2017 7:03 pm

Will Horse Owner Tamme Be Having Super Dreams?
When the teams come out on the field for Sunday’s Super Bowl, on the sidelines supporting his team will be Jacob Tamme, the Atlanta Falcons’ starting tight end for the past two seasons who has been sidelined since Week 8 with a shoulder injury that required surgery.

Tamme has been to the Super Bowl twice before, with the Indianapolis Colts, who lost to the New Orleans Saints, and the Denver Broncos, who lost to the Seattle Seahawks. Both times, his quarterback was the great Peyton Manning.

He appears to have found a home in Atlanta, catching 81 passes and four touchdowns in a season and a half.

But Tamme is not your average NFL veteran. The native of Danville, Kentucky who was a star at the University of Kentucky, is a diehard racing fan and his passion in addition to football is owning Thoroughbreds in partnership and eventually building a broodmare band and breeding his own horses.
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Fri Feb 03, 2017 12:15 pm

peeptoad wrote:
Somnambulist wrote: Domination is only fun to watch for so long though. Somehow it always ends up a little stale.
Not if you were born and raised in NE. ;) I rooted for the Pats for 30 years before they won their first Bowl. This will never, ever get stale for me. :D
Heck yeah! I love this team and I'm feeling pretty good about Sunday. This is the best defense we've had since 2004 and I can't wait to see them go up against that offense.
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Fri Feb 03, 2017 12:28 pm

Tessablue wrote:
peeptoad wrote:
Somnambulist wrote: Domination is only fun to watch for so long though. Somehow it always ends up a little stale.
Not if you were born and raised in NE. ;) I rooted for the Pats for 30 years before they won their first Bowl. This will never, ever get stale for me. :D
Heck yeah! I love this team and I'm feeling pretty good about Sunday. This is the best defense we've had since 2004 and I can't wait to see them go up against that offense.
Fo shiz! I already have Monday off as a personal day. Bring it on!
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Sun Feb 05, 2017 9:11 pm

Who saw this coming? ATL 21 vs. NE 3?
Even after Atlanta gifted NE with those three consecutive holding penalties, NE still couldn't get in the end zone. :shock:
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Sun Feb 05, 2017 10:00 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:Who saw this coming? ATL 21 vs. NE 3?
Even after Atlanta gifted NE with those three consecutive holding penalties, NE still couldn't get in the end zone. :shock:
Hotlanta baby. This is the second best scenario for 2017 SB could be. I'm loving it.

Matty Ice getting his dues. Yes.
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Sun Feb 05, 2017 10:13 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:Who saw this coming? ATL 21 vs. NE 3?
Even after Atlanta gifted NE with those three consecutive holding penalties, NE still couldn't get in the end zone. :shock:
I did.
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Sun Feb 05, 2017 10:16 pm

Great game so far for us Falcons fans. :D
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Sun Feb 05, 2017 10:29 pm

War Admiral wrote:Great game so far for us Falcons fans. :D
Not a fan of the Patriots at all. Very happy to see the Falcons in control of the game.

EDIT: Uh-oh. Looks like I jinxed it.
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Sun Feb 05, 2017 11:02 pm

I spent the first three quarters going "wtf is this, we never have a boring super bowl." No matter what happens, glad we eventually made a game of it!
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Sun Feb 05, 2017 11:25 pm

Sigh. Can we please go to college ball OT.
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Somnambulist wrote:Sigh. Can we please go to college ball OT.
I agree! So gross.
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Welp, I'm dead.
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Sparrow Castle wrote:
Somnambulist wrote:Sigh. Can we please go to college ball OT.
I agree! So gross.
I'm no Pats fan. The game was great, but seeing a full post game quater would have been better.

Oh well. At least I have off tomorrow.
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Sun Feb 05, 2017 11:34 pm

War Admiral wrote:Great game so far for us Falcons fans. :D
What a way to completely fall apart in the second half. :cry:
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Sun Feb 05, 2017 11:35 pm

I won't deny that it would have been more satisfying, but man, that sure seemed inevitable after how that last quarter went. But I dunno I'm not sure what reality is anymore because I died like forty five minutes ago.

Sorry for the Falcons, nothing against them, they're a great team and they brought it today. They'll be back soon.
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Sun Feb 05, 2017 11:37 pm

Somnambulist wrote:
Sparrow Castle wrote:
Somnambulist wrote:Sigh. Can we please go to college ball OT.
I agree! So gross.
I'm no Pats fan. The game was great, but seeing a full post game quater would have been better.

Oh well. At least I have off tomorrow.
Shouldn't be so biased in favor of the winner of the coin toss. Unfair and anti-climatic.
Have fun tomorrow.
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Sun Feb 05, 2017 11:41 pm

Day 5 of a funeral for me. Only benefit is being not having a 6:23 train.

The older I get the more I enjoy college ball. My dad is right - it's a more pure game, even if the games are 17 hours long :D
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Sun Feb 05, 2017 11:51 pm

There's a saying in boxing when a great fighter suddenly losses his edge that 'he got old in the ring.' The years, maybe unexpectedly, catch up right in the middle of a fight.
I thought I was seeing that happen to Tom Brady.
And....nope. :lol: He's still the best,
although it looks like Ryan is the future.
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Mon Feb 06, 2017 12:02 am

What an epic implosion. three runs and kick a field goal to go up 11 with 5 minutes to go. Instead a sack and a penalty and a punt only up 8, everyone knew what was coming.

Brady is unbelievable but he had that little Tyree angel on his shoulder this time, not against him. Wife is hot too. Lucky guy all around.

At least it wasn't the Cowboys.
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