Open NFL Thread

It’s no surprise to most of us: atheists are one of the most hated subsets of the American population.  But do you want to be really hated?  I mean hated like an insect hates fly swatters.  You want to be slandered, loathed, and dragged-through-the-mud reviled?

Try being an Oakland Raiders fan.  Not only do you have to put up with all the haters (and they are legion), you have to listen to all the Broncos fans and all the Kansas City Chiefs fans (who somehow forget that their team seems to think they’re playing European football this year, where scoring in the single digits is an acceptable day on offense) prattle on about what thugs the Raiders are*.  But I grew up supporting the Silver and Black with my dad and that has carried through into adulthood.  Plus, I’m a die-hard Razorbacks fan, and when Oakland drafted Darren McFadden that only sweetened the deal for me.  You have to admit, no matter who you root for, that McFadden is an unstoppable beast.

Anyway, here’s an open NFL thread.  I plan to bundle up and plant my arse firmly on the couch in front of the TV, get some writing done, work on some other projects, and watch some football.  New England lost to Buffalo last week and will likely be out for blood, but if Oakland somehow manages to beat them then you can bet I’m going to drench this thread with gloating.

* Yes, the Raiders drafted Terrell Pryor.  Yes, he’s a thug.  No, I’m not proud of this.

  • ccaldwell314

    As a Cowboys fan, I understand your plight of being hated.

    • JT Eberhard

      How is being ‘America’s Team’ working out for you?

      I can’t root against the Cowboys as harshly anymore since they picked up Felix Jones.

      JT

    • JT Eberhard

      PS – I have the Lions/Boys on for my first game. ;) I’m split here…I love Felix Jones (go hawgs!), but the Lions have sucked for so long…

      I think I have to root for the Lions in this one.

      • ccaldwell314

        I was very torn when deciding whether to purchase a Dez jersey or Felix jersey this year. I love both players (both are on my fantasy team… damn their injuries).

        Selfishly, I think you should go with Cowboys. Just because you love me. ;)

        • JT Eberhard

          Sorry, just can’t do it. :P

          • ccaldwell314

            That’s okay, we look just as good without your support :)

          • ccaldwell314

            Felix is looking damn good too!

          • JT Eberhard

            Of course he is! Razorback pride! :)

  • http://killedbyfish.blogspot.com feralboy12, der Ken-Puppe Sie außerhalb in 1983 verlassen

    New England lost to Buffalo last week and will likely be out for blood, but if Oakland somehow manages to beat them then you can bet I’m going to drench this thread with gloating.

    Be sure to include photos of your little tinfoil Lombardi trophy.

    • JT Eberhard

      Yeah…well…maybe I will! :P

  • stephenburrows

    Damn! Talk about suffering as a fan, I love the Dolphins, back in my home town of Toronto (one of the biggest and best cities in North America), we had a choice, Buffalo or Miami. I chose Miami. And I have suffered through endless losing seasons. No, they are not hated, just don’t win.

    Why not Barfalo? Because that moron, Ralph Wilson, will not allow Toronto to get a franchise because he knows no one will go watch his pathetic team without the people crossing the border.

    Go fish!

  • JT Eberhard

    Damn…Cowboys looking good.

    • ccaldwell314

      Yes, and hopefully we won’t Lebron James the 4th quarter. If we keep this up, I will be a happy lady.

      • ccaldwell314

        They couldn’t even wait til the 4th quarter to fuck everything up.

  • ccaldwell314

    Cowboys are killing the undefeated Lions and making it look soooooo easy.

    • JT Eberhard

      Yeah, yeah…I stopped watching. Felix Jones is BA.

      Watching Pittsburgh and Houston battle for who can fuck up the most. One of the few times I’ll pull for the Steelers.

      JT

      • ccaldwell314

        Well if you wanted to just watch someone fuck up, you should have kept watching the Cowboys game.

  • JT Eberhard

    Uh oh, Courtney. ;)

    • ccaldwell314

      This is what Cowboys fans call the second half Romo meltdown. It’s a familiar feeling.

      • JT Eberhard

        That’s harsh. :( I’m sorry, friend.

        • ccaldwell314

          At least I’ve got Aaron Rodgers in my fantasy league to win me something this week.

  • JT Eberhard

    Raiders game is on! McFadden is the league’s #1 running back! Gonna gash the Pats!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1108576277 hannahcapps

    Can I just say how stupid the policy of not showing certain games if they didn’t sell out is? I was looking forward to watching the Chargers/Dolphins game, but because it didn’t sell out and I live in Southern California (which is close enough that I should have bought tickets?), I’m stuck watching the Raiders game instead.

    No offense to the Raiders or the Patriots, but ehhhhh.

    • JT Eberhard

      Yeah, that policy blows.

      But Hannah…the Chargers? The Chargers??? :P

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1108576277 hannahcapps

    Says the Raiders fan. I heard that they have the highest number of penalties this season. I’d be proud. ;)

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1108576277 hannahcapps

      Oops, that was in reply to JT’s reply to me. Not used to the new digs!

  • felice

    i have no interest in football m’self, but since i come from oakland, i also feel your pain.

    my brother got a giant raider’s tattoo on his arm when he was 16, proceeded to move to virginia, joined the military, and he was NOT popular. we suffer for our life choicez.

  • captain corndog

    i will never be able to root for the houston texans.
    houston texans…pshhh. what kind of name is that? why not the ‘cleveland ohioans’? or the ‘arizona arizonans’?

  • Frances Macomber

    And Terrelle Pryor is a thug because…
    Finish that sentence please dumbass. Let me guess, he sold things that were his? Ummm, he traded personal possessions for other items or services? What a fucking thug!
    Did you ever stop and consider that the NCAA is based on bullshit and only has what power the universities themselves grant them? Of course not, stupid people don’t think that far ahead.


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