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  1. Macca

    NFL

    The Matthews (legal) tackle video has been sent to all the NFL teams with a reminder of what NOT to do. Get ready for that type of tackle to now carry an 'Ejection' as well as a 15 yard penalty. The sport has changed overnight and Rodgers now has virtually no chance of being injured again ... and I don't want that at all.
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    NFL

    What about you Dappa? You'd normally be all over the Matthews incident ... nothing to say? The story led just about every NFL show in the States and is an absolute game-changer.
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    NFL

    The week 2 incident was not late at all ... nor was it illegal. Nor does it have anything to do with whatever happened in the past. It is simply a bad rule You should be totally outraged by the decision and I am wondering why you aren't outraged because normally you would be?
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    NFL

    Leaderboard in the Comp 0 - Take a wild guess (we are all 'leading' so there's some consolation) 1 point only on offer this week (and next week as well) but points are hard to come by in this comp! Not sure it gets any easier this week either 🙄 Guess the Lines Week 3 With Cousin Sal | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 415)
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    NFL

    It reminds me of the slide-in tackle in footy layz ... fair enough for feet or knees first but if a player is 1 metre from the ball and goes to pick it up? Madness! Again, we ended up on the receiving end but just because it can happen the other way around down the track for the footy team doesn't make it a sound ruling. Those charged with overseeing the rule changes need to be thinking of these things. It's not set and forget. And with regards to the NFL the QB's can be easily taught how to milk the penalty with this new ruling ... flop back or accentuate the contact so as it looks like the tackler is lifting the QB. The law of unintended consequences rears its ugly head as well. At the end of the day we might end up in a 'Throw-ball' situation where any given QB knows he can't really be hurt by a tackler. Don't like it, don't like it one bit.
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    NFL

    Bortles playing very well too ... proving a lot of people wrong.
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    NFL

    Any tackle of a QB now is a potential penalty for roughing the passer ... not the referee's fault either. The rulemakers are at fault The grey areas in the NFL could get to be as bad as the AFL where the rulemakers bring in rulings thus causing numerous footy supporters to blame the umpires as if it is somehow their fault. Can of worms well and truly opened and we are going to see inconsistent rulings all season. In fact, it is already happening. If I was 'Joe supporter' I'd be blaming the Refs for Green Bay being deprived of a victory but I am not doing that and never would. Green Bay could easily be the beneficiary of a similar decision down the track. My view is from an overall perspective ... all our teams are going to be on the wrong side of this ruling as the season progresses. By the way, I never once complained about the 2 tackles that resulted in 2 broken collarbones to Aaron Rodgers. Those injuries were on McCarthy and to a lesser extent, Rodgers himself.
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    NFL

    You forgot to mention that the Matthews hit wasn't exactly illegal ... if they're are going to pay that all season then we may as well play tackle-free football. Still, it made no difference to the overall result because you win some and lose some. You take the good with the bad (the rub of the green) But that tackle by Matthews was just a normal tackle to the body. Ridiculous ruling. Vikings played well though and were unlucky not to win it ... 2 field goal attempts to win it went astray.
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    A Day at the Races

    Best Bet Strike Rate 24: 7 - 4 - 4 Australian Group & Listed Races And here's the 'George Main Stakes' & 'Makybe Diva Stakes' from yesterday ...
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    Monkey Business

    No need to apologise DZ as I was late with my tips as well ... just reckon we need a cut-off point as time goes on much like the racing tips . We need to be able to use the tips from others so it's not necessarily about our own thoughts. I'm probably going to start looking from Thursday onwards with a view to picking 2 tips that involves events to be played from Sat arvo onwards. It might mean passing up a Friday night event but for the benefit of others, it suits better. Wadda might be absent for a while too with the overseas trip. As for the Packers/Bears game, I gave my thoughts here on that outcome.
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    Monkey Business

    So sports fans, feel like nominating your sure thing for the weekend? Pick any sporting event in any sport ... whether it be Footy, Soccer, Rugby League, Union, NBA, NFL, Baseball, Ice Hockey, Cricket or whatever takes your fancy. Just your best sports outcome ... 1 pick only will do but if you've got 2, go for it. Depending on how many outcomes are put forward we can collate them all together and perhaps scoop the pool. With these types of things there's always one sure thing that can jump out at us. And by combining our thoughts, we might just do ok. *Always remember to gamble responsibly
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    Monkey Business

    I was late with my tips as well DZ ... makes putting together a multi a tad difficult! I propose that we try and get our tips in before lunchtime Saturday or better still, on the Friday night as previously mooted. And the games involved should be from Saturday arvo onwards through to the Monday morning games so as to create a window where we can collate the tips and add-on or reshuffle to suit. Friday night/Saturday morning games just doesn't allow enough time. Just a thought because the idea is quite sound. There's plenty of options from mid-Saturday arvo onwards including the Demons game next week - and the game after of course! 😁
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    NFL

    8 lots of tips in so far ... A shout out reminder to @DemonDave @titan_uranus @layzie & @Dr. Gonzo Remembering that 2 points are on offer this week.
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    Nuggets' Music Video's

    More Pub Rock ...
  15. Mostly current day stuff with a bit of retro thrown in. I'll try and post a song whenever I can. Nearly all the songs I post will have charted well as singles. I'm mainly into mainstream rock. Thought we could use "Rock" as a theme. Mainstream, Alternative, Indie, Modern, Metal, Death, Retro, Garage, Hard, Pop Rock, Rock n Roll, Glam, Progressive, Psychedelic, 50's, 60's, 70's, 80's ......anything that resembles rock. I'll start off with Chevelle's 'Jars' Add your own videos with or without a write up. Music can sometimes divide opinion but it'd be good if we could keep this as an angst free thread . Doesn't have to be a video by the way, slide show or still vision is fine. Whatever you like! Anyway - just post, watch, listen and enjoy! Music should always be shared. And don't forget to give your ears a bit of punishment! Macca 1.0
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    The Soccer thread

    My main interest was the +2.5 goals line for the match ... seemed a 'moral' with this clash. Didn't watch as I'm in full footy mode this weekend. Home match for Tottenham too so it could have been presumed that they'd have gone at your blokes.
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    Finals Week 2 - Non MFC Game

    Ha ha! You are right Layz but If we are to win a flag I want to win it against a despised opponent who have a strong following. Let's make it memorable. But of course, it's one week at a time (slaps oneself - back on the straight & narrow)
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    Finals Week 2 - Non MFC Game

    It's great being part of the conversation too ... we now get to size things up. The good news is that we should be able to get into this position again moving forward ... add 3 more top players (plus Hoges & Lever) in the off-season and they won't be able to stop us.
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    Finals Week 2 - Non MFC Game

    One week at a time Wadda, one week at a time! But if we can get that far (mozz factor deactivated) I'd much rather face the Tigers or Pies. And no, I am not getting ahead of myself or any of that bathwater nonsense! 🙄😁
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    Finals Week 2 - Non MFC Game

    'Old school' so I want these imposters (GWS) out of our finals. I want our team to beat proper footy teams as we progress (hopefully progress) Never said the same about the Eagles, Crows, Port & Freo ... footy states that deserved representation. I still hate Collingwood though - sheer unadulterated hatred. Pure hate.
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    Monkey Business

    Best Bets Saturday 9.30pm Match Score + 2.5 Goals Tottenham vs Liverpool $1.67 Saturday Midight Match Score + 2.5 Goals Newcastle vs Arsenal $1.70
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    A Day at the Races

    We need to something ... the loser goes home. Now playing with house money after landing the trifecta with Miss Fabulass. The 'Frankel' filly looks to have a big future. A huge turn of foot. Wonder if Singo has shouted the bar yet? He's got a nice horse for the future!
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    A Day at the Races

    Winx just way too good for that field ... the Turnball Stakes & Cox Plate awaits but the mighty mare is as good as ever. Hard to see Winx getting beaten and there is talk that the connections might continue on to the Sydney Autumn. Why not? Nice collect for you DZ with 'I Am a Star' ... it was due but the odds were attractive. Casey need to get a wriggle on
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    A Day at the Races

    With Fighting Harada out I had a bit on 'Brutal' instead ... fought extremely hard to the line and won. Looks a very likely type leading all the way with the long straight involved. Casey playing well in the Prelim ... keep the wins coming! 😁
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    A Day at the Races

    Scratched at the barrier BM ... the horse can't take a trick!
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