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#16 Posted : Friday, February 25, 2011 4:15:28 PM(UTC)
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King has a deadline and needed a story. Any story. He didn't care how accurate he was. Wasn't he a Favre-ite anyway? Like Madden, he probably is sore that GB won without ol #4.
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#17 Posted : Friday, February 25, 2011 4:52:58 PM(UTC)
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Personally... it proves just how close the margin is in this league to winning it all and sitting an watching another team win it.

That isn't anything new.. just a very solid illustration of that point, IMO.


How is it solid? It's not even accurate. You can't change one outcome without having a domino effect. Surely you remember playing and how winning and losing effected you, your team and how your coaches coached.

The article is 'un' solid and comes off whimsical in my view. ;)

A thorough article would have outlined the what if's for the Packers as well. This just points out that basically the Packers were 'lucky'. I strongly disagree, the game is of inches, everyone knows this and the Packers have lost by inches and won by inches.

He's only looking at one side of the coin, and only glancing at it.


How does it not illustrate that the margin between qualifying for the playoffs and not is oh so small?

A play here or a play there.. of course there is the totality of effects from that point out.. but I stand by my comment, the margin between winning and losing in this league is tiny.. and the Packers getting in based on a number of factors over two other teams with the same record and a accumulation of events that separates them.

And of course it doesn't outline all other factors.. King was trying to point out, IMO, that tiny margin between sitting home and getting into the playoffs and earning it from there.
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#18 Posted : Friday, February 25, 2011 6:06:53 PM(UTC)
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The article is 'un' solid and comes off whimsical in my view.


"Whimsical" is a good word for it, and that's why it doesn't bother me much. It's not a stand-alone article anyway; it's just a little prelude to his weekly mailbag column. I haven't yet heard anybody discrediting the Packers for their championship, and that's not what this is.

By the way, Peter King predicted the Packers to go to the Super Bowl, and he was highly skeptical of year two of the Vikings' Favre experiment, so I don't see any evidence to support wpr's theory that King didn't want the Packers to win it without Favre.
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#19 Posted : Tuesday, March 1, 2011 10:44:01 AM(UTC)
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The article is 'un' solid and comes off whimsical in my view.


"Whimsical" is a good word for it, and that's why it doesn't bother me much. It's not a stand-alone article anyway; it's just a little prelude to his weekly mailbag column. I haven't yet heard anybody discrediting the Packers for their championship, and that's not what this is.

By the way, Peter King predicted the Packers to go to the Super Bowl, and he was highly skeptical of year two of the Vikings' Favre experiment, so I don't see any evidence to support wpr's theory that King didn't want the Packers to win it without Favre.


I dont give too much credence to kings article - many many people picked the pack winning it all or going to the big game preseason. I didnt hear too much talk after we started suffering injuries thou.
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#20 Posted : Thursday, March 10, 2011 10:29:11 AM(UTC)
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The Pack also should thank the refs in the first Vikings game - they blew a couple TD calls that should have been in favor of the Vikings (and I'm not talking about the late Harvin TD that was correctly reversed).
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#21 Posted : Thursday, March 10, 2011 3:21:00 PM(UTC)
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The Pack also should thank the refs in the first Vikings game - they blew a couple TD calls that should have been in favor of the Vikings (and I'm not talking about the late Harvin TD that was correctly reversed).


What TD calls? And how do you know the Packers couldn't have overcome it? I can think of Shiancoe's, but by rule, it was not a catch. Unless I'm remembering incorrectly.

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#22 Posted : Thursday, March 10, 2011 8:18:31 PM(UTC)
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Actually league officials admitted afterward that the Shiancoe TD should have been ruled a catch:

http://profootballtalk.n...rs-in-sunday-night-game/

There was also a TD to Quarless where he bobbled the ball.

You're right, the Pack still could have overcome those, but then maybe they wouldn't have...
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#23 Posted : Thursday, March 10, 2011 8:49:32 PM(UTC)
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As has been said over and over it doesn't matter. Go look at any team and over the 16 game season you will find a play or two that changed the outcome of a game or two.

GB had more than their share of bad breaks/bad calls that figured into the outcome of their losses.

Upon further review, the ruling on the field stands and GB is still the SB champs. No one. NO ONE gave them anything. They did not back into the playoffs. They do not owe a debt of gratitude to Detroit, Eagles, Tampa, New York, Chicago, Minnesota, The other New York, Washington, Dallas, San Francisco, KC, Houston, Atlanta, New Orleans, New England, Miami, Arizona, St Louis, Denver, Oakland, Pittsburgh, Seattle, Tennessee, San Diego, Indy, Buffalo, Baltimore, Carolina, Cleveland or Cincinnati.
LA for not having a franchise or Mother Teresa.
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#24 Posted : Thursday, March 10, 2011 9:45:23 PM(UTC)
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Actually league officials admitted afterward that the Shiancoe TD should have been ruled a catch:

http://profootballtalk.n...rs-in-sunday-night-game/

There was also a TD to Quarless where he bobbled the ball.

You're right, the Pack still could have overcome those, but then maybe they wouldn't have...


I'm not right, I don't know the Packers would have overcame it or not. I just don't like the whole hindsight thing of "ooh this call there, that call this" because it's just not that simple. Game plans are fluid. You call a different game when down by 10 than you do when you're down by 3. Maybe that score gets them over confident? Maybe it GIVES them enough to dominant? I don't know, I do know the Packers won and that's the only thing matters.

I'm all for the what if game, although, it has to be reasonable. The only game that could be changed by one play, I feel, was the Redskins game. IF Crosby makes that kick, game over.

One of the things I admire about football, are all the different possible endings and how you just never know ... its over. Hell, in the Super Bowl, I was full of racked nerves during the kneel down. Remember Herman Edwards? That kept going over and over in my head. It was the longest minute of watching football in a long time.

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