How much do you care about NFL preseason games, if at all? (1 Viewer)

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SabresRule

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I'll watch the highlights on SportsCenter, but I really could care less.

I don't think it really matters how you do in the preseason.

IIRC, LaDainian Tomlinson didn't play any snaps in the 2006 preseason. And just how did he do that year?

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fhsucade07

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I watch the preseason games primarily to see what everybody has at quarterback. I mean, the Colts aren't going to play Peyton Manning no more than a few snaps (and he won't even get that this year) in preseason so it's just sort of cool (to me) to see some backup quarterbacks in action. Of course, they aren't usually playing with the starters so it can be deceiving. I remember several years ago watching Glenn Foley as the Jets starter (can't remember who they were playing) during preseason and he reminded me of Joe Montana. Shortly after the season started, he wound up hitting a starting defense and Vinny Testerverde took over and nearly led them to the Super Bowl. So, as I said, I guess it can be deceiving. I won't really get into the games "big time" until the first week of the season...
 

james_k_p

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If you're a football nut and are as starved as I am right now, you'll take anything, including watching a bunch of backups play meaningless football.

At least it's football! Come on Preseason game 1!
 

Skyhi

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I'm like a crackhead. I don't want to watch them, but come friday/saturday nights in August, I can't miss my Browns play.
 

BillD1984

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If you're a football nut and are as starved as I am right now, you'll take anything, including watching a bunch of backups play meaningless football.

At least it's football! Come on Preseason game 1!



Ditto. I'll take NFL Football however I can get it.
 

anders5189

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To me they're as relevant as college bowl games, which is to say not at all. Actually the only reason I would care is if any key players on the Panthers got hurt. Injuries aside, I could care less.
 

Mets82

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I can go in and out on preseason games. I may watch a little of one game depending on how good it is. It's tough to watch preseason games but if your a fan, you'll watch any and everything.

This is for BillD, I don't know if I signed up on satelliteguys when this happened but you don't like the RedSox anymore?
 

MikeI

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Finding the backhauls is more exciting then the game for the most part. I enjoy all the games except the last one for each team. I'm ready for football season. Saturday's and Sunday's.
 

BillD1984

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This is for BillD, I don't know if I signed up on satelliteguys when this happened but you don't like the RedSox anymore?


The Red Sox are in my blood, but I'm just sick and tired of the apathetic attitude the organization shows towards Manny Ramirez. His pushing to the ground of a 66 year old club official (because said official couldn't come up with 16 tickets for a game in Houston....with less than 24 hours warning no less) was the final Manny straw for me.
 

SabresRule

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I'm just sick and tired of the apathetic attitude the organization shows towards Manny Ramirez. His pushing to the ground of a 66 year old club official (because said official couldn't come up with 16 tickets for a game in Houston....with less than 24 hours warning no less) was the final Manny straw for me.

Contrast that with what other teams in that area did with similari situations.

When Sebastian Telfair was arrested for possession of a handgun in April 2007, the Celtics knew they had to get rid of him, and they found a sucker in Minnesota:

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And last month, the Patriots immediately relased the gun-toting Andrews after he was arrested.
 

HD MM

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If you're a football nut and are as starved as I am right now, you'll take anything, including watching a bunch of backups play meaningless football.

At least it's football! Come on Preseason game 1!

+1. Preseason football is the appetizer to the main course which is opening day. These games heighten the anticipation and leave your mouth watering for more!

Besides, how can you not get pumped for the now on-going traditional game coined : "The Great Lakes Classic"!

For those not in the know: since 2002, the Browns and Lions play every preseason for the rights to the Great Lakes Classic Trophy, a bronzed boat with helmets! Not only does the winner get the trophy, but a total of $50,000 raised from the preseason game will be donated to local charities. The winning team's charity receives $30,000, while the losing team's charity will collect $20,000.

Here's the GLC Trophy.....

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satjay

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+1. Preseason football is the appetizer to the main course which is opening day. These games heighten the anticipation and leave your mouth watering for more!

Besides, how can you not get pumped for the now on-going traditional game coined : "The Great Lakes Classic"!

For those not in the know: since 2002, the Browns and Lions play every preseason for the rights to the Great Lakes Classic Trophy, a bronzed boat with helmets! Not only does the winner get the trophy, but a total of $50,000 raised from the preseason game will be donated to local charities. The winning team's charity receives $30,000, while the losing team's charity will collect $20,000.

Here's the GLC Trophy.....

great-lakes-classic_trophy.jpg

I agree preseason, is a great time for us junkies to see the position battles take place. And of course its football!!!
 

anders5189

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+1. Preseason football is the appetizer to the main course which is opening day. These games heighten the anticipation and leave your mouth watering for more!

Besides, how can you not get pumped for the now on-going traditional game coined : "The Great Lakes Classic"!

For those not in the know: since 2002, the Browns and Lions play every preseason for the rights to the Great Lakes Classic Trophy, a bronzed boat with helmets! Not only does the winner get the trophy, but a total of $50,000 raised from the preseason game will be donated to local charities. The winning team's charity receives $30,000, while the losing team's charity will collect $20,000.

Here's the GLC Trophy.....

great-lakes-classic_trophy.jpg
That trophy is the only one the Browns or Lions have a shot at winning.
 
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I don't really care that much for the preseason. I will watch some of the games just to see who the players are that came back.
 

SabresRule

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I don't know about your Sabres, but I do know that NOBODY will win a championship in Cleveland.

I grew up in Buffalo. I KNOW what it's like to be in a doomed sports town.

Wide Right, Brett Hull's foot in the crease, great players departing...

For instance,

Jim Brown played his ENTIRE career in Cleveland- Dominik Hasek didn't.

BretT Hull's foot-in-the-crease was a play that should have been reviewed- at least the Browns were never screwed by the refs on a bad player- Byner's fumble wasn't a 'if it's reviewed, it can be overturned' situation.
 
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