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AFC Divisional Buildup: Chargers vs. Pats

Discussion in 'Blinded by the Lombardis: Patriots Forum' started by DeadlySplitter, Jan 6, 2019.

  1. pappymojo

    pappymojo Member SoSH Member

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    I was at the Tenn game as well. So cold that tickets were readily available for a Pats playoff game. My room-mate at the time had served in the marines as a winter I-dont-know-what. He looked at me, said 'no' and had me change. Wool and synthetics with extra pairs of socks in all my pockets. Someone had an RV in the lot and was hosting poker. Hot cider and rum. Drunk guys without shirts.
     
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  2. Old Fart Tree

    Old Fart Tree the maven of meat Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    That’s the game where McNair threw one up on fourth down that i thought should have been caught but was dropped to end it, right?

    I always like McNair. Tough SOB
     
  3. tims4wins

    tims4wins PN23's replacement SoSH Member

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    Yep
     
  4. Ed Hillel

    Ed Hillel Wants to be startin somethin SoSH Member

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    I was in college from 2001-2005. I did ok as a Boston sports fan.
     
  5. dynomite

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    Sure was. Would have been a great play, but still, as you can see, it hit his WR in both hands:

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    Edit: You can't tell from the picture that it was basically a Hail Mary, a 40-yard heave on 4th and 12 from midfield that Bennett had to stop and come back to. Should have caught it, but I can't imagine what trying to catch that pass in that temperature would have been like.
     
  6. tims4wins

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    I can't imagine doing anything football-wise in that weather. Tackling or getting tackled? Ugh sends shivers down my spine. Worst than hitting one off the handle in baseball in the 48 degree MA Aprils.
     
  7. queenb

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    Also at the Titans game. My friend and I were in the second-highest row so we also got to enjoy the stiff breeze. We weren't dressed for the weather at all and a very lovely older couple next to us, real Foxboro vets, had brought extra hand warmers and gave them to us. Said the trick was to put a few in your socks. I saw at least one fan with his shirt off right around kickoff. If I remember correctly, the Titans OL said before the game they wouldn't be wearing sleeves to prove that the cold didn't affect them.
     
  8. jmcc5400

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    What I had forgotten is that Bennett made two incredible sideline catches on that drive before flubbing the "easy" one
     
  9. ObstructedView

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    That CBS broadcast is a good reminder of the fact that Jeff Fisher was once regarded as an above-average NFL head coach. Listening to Simms rhapsodizing about "when we talked to him last night," you'd think the Pats were playing checkers against him.
     
  10. Ralphwiggum

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    I love cold weather football games more than almost anything. Maybe because I have been to so many, and they tend to be December and January games in Foxboro which have generally been pretty awesome the last two decades. The Ravens game in 2015 was freezing, and the comraderie in the stands was awesome. There is just something about being out in the cold watching the team play that is awesome.

    I wasn’t at that Titans game. Along with the Snow Bowl game it is the two games I reallly wish I would have made it to.
     
  11. Marciano490

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    The Jax playoff game with the power outage was the coldest I’ve ever been.
     
  12. Zososoxfan

    Zososoxfan Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    Holy hell, this makes ME feel old.
     
  13. Papelbon's Poutine

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    Never went to any of these, but if we’re just talking straight coldest games attended, the 2007 night game against the Eagle was about as cold as I’ve ever been.
     
  14. Old Fart Tree

    Old Fart Tree the maven of meat Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    I was at that game! It was pretty damn cold.
     
  15. esfr

    esfr Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    No doubt for me. With the old metal benches at “Schaefer” covered in ice to boot.
     
  16. dynomite

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    January 1997. “Beverly Hills Ninja” starring Chris Farley is the top movie at the box office, Bill Clinton is president and no one has heard of Monica Lewinsky, Princess Diana is alive and well, Sony Michel is in diapers...

    And Adam Vinatieri is the Patriots kicker.
     
  17. johnmd20

    johnmd20 literally like ebola Lifetime Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    Remarkable.
     
  18. dynomite

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    Oh, and Pedro Martinez is the ace of the Montreal Expos.
     
  19. Hendu for Kutch

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    Nomar Garciaparra made his MLB debut on August 31, 1996. Adam Vinatieri made his NFL debut the next day.
     
  20. Freddy Linn

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    I “sat” behind Curt Curtis and Natalie Jacobsen at this one.
     
  21. soxhop411

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    Rex Ryan Hates the patriots soooo much....

    Two things Pre-game:

    https://nesn.com/2019/01/rex-ryan-refers-to-bill-belichick-as-devil-in-patriots-chargers-analysis/
    and on ESPN last week:
     
  22. RedOctober3829

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    A lot of this came to fruition today.
     
  23. Seels

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    Well he was right. Lots to talk about with the Chargers today.
     
  24. bunchabums

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    Leading up to this game, I started to respect Rivers to the point of even sort of feeling sorry for the guy. Then the game happened, and I remembered what a whiner he is. Loved watching him melt down again.
     
  25. Marciano490

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    I told this before I think, but I was way up in the bleachers. The guys in front of me were beyond drunk. One came back from the bathroom with his dick out. Like full on out his zipper.

    His buddies kept trying to get him to tuck it back in, more because of the extreme cold than the indecent exposure. He was too blotto to comply. So they had to have a serious conversation about who would do the put back wearing whose gloves and whether that was better than letting him get frostbite on his cock.
     
  26. Ralphwiggum

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    Chet Curtis. C’mon.
     
  27. Ralphwiggum

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    And I’ve mentioned this before but (a) old Foxboro stadium was where I first found out what drunk guys looked like when I was a kid and my dad used to take me to games there, and (b) I think if I were to rank the 20 drunkest people I’ve ever encountered in my life probably 15 of them were at games at that old Stadium. People used to get completely obliterated.
     
  28. Deathofthebambino

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    I missed one Pats home game from 1998-2013, so needless to say, I've seen it all. There is no doubt in my mind that the Titans playoff game was the coldest game I've ever been to, and I don't think the official numbers (4 degrees, -10 wind chill) are accurate. When we were tailgating, we had to keep the cases of beer literally 6 inches from the bonfire to keep them from freezing. By the time you opened a beer and took your second sip, it was a slushy, and the third sip was frozen solid. You just had to put it back in the fire between sips to keep it from freezing. That game was the last time my group ever tailgated without tents and gas heaters in the winter.

    To date, the greatest time I've ever had at a game was the Snow Bowl. It was just the perfect day, from start to finish, and the perfect way to close down the hellhole that was Foxboro Stadium. I'll never forget the tuck rule, and as fans started filing to the aisles, I was left alone with my buddies, on the bleachers, 20 rows from the field, at the 45 yard line screaming as loud as I could "SOMEONE FUCKING TELL BELICHICK THAT'S REVIEWABLE. IT'S FUCKING REVIEWABLE. IT'S THE FUCKING TUCK RULE." It seemed an eternity until the announcer came over the loudspeaker and told the crowd "the play is under review." At that point, everyone was in the aisles (except me and my three friends) and they just stopped and waited for the announcement. Once the announcement was made that the Pats were retaining the ball, nobody dared return to their seats for fear of messing with the football Gods, so we basically had the entire midfield area in our section to ourselves and the snow that was falling until the game ended. What a time to be a 25 year old Pats fan with season tickets.
     

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