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Mean Mark8/15/14 2:57:38PM ET
B-Man, you were going to setup something for Lock Club tracking. Is that still a go or do we do it the old way?
arodgers8/14/14 9:13:44PM ET
how does the lock club work? can I get in yet?
Mean Mark8/13/14 4:49:41PM ET
Off topic, but some things just transcend. RIP Robin Williams. I always thought he would have been an awesome game show host, like with the price is right. He was the master of improv comedy. I remember watching him do a standup routine once when he accidentally spilled some water on stage. He immediately came up with, "Union guy saying 'don't you clean that up, Mr. Williams.'" That was just one minor example of his quick wit and ability to come up with that kind of stuff on the spot.
Ponchagui858/10/14 7:26:32PM ET
Bman should make an app for this page
Mean Mark8/10/14 3:31:40PM ET
Pack to retire #4. Big mistake, I think. Nothing against Favre, his numbers speak for themselves. It's just there are only so many numbers available, and with 90 players in camp it can get pretty tight. What's more, if you retire #4 how can you justify not retiring Aaron Rodgers' # down the road? You can't. What about Bart Starr? Reggie White? What about the next great Packers quarterback to come along? Where to draw the line and when? Best not to begin in the first place. It's a can of worms best left unopened. The Packers will either have to disrespect somebody like Rodgers by not retiring his number, too, or they'll eventually have to start un-retiring numbers, something far worse than not retiring them in the first place.

The Saints have sort of unofficially retired Archie Manning's old #8. At least, let's just say nobody has worn #8 since Manning left the team. They could assign it tomorrow without any disrespect, though. That's the difference. Anyway, if anybody's number is to be retired someday it will be #9.
PigskinPicker8/10/14 1:08:24PM ET
I think if implemented in the regular season, the PATrule would shake things up a bit. 33 yards is nearly automatic but it is missed more that the chip shot.
Mean Mark8/9/14 10:43:49PM ET
During the Saints telecast against the Rams the announcers said kickers last year made 90% of the field goals between 30-39 yards, which is where these 33-yard PAT's fall into. The Saints, by the way, missed one of their extra points, which almost cost them the game at the end when the Rams missed a 59 yarder that would have won it for them as time expired. This rule would definitely have an impact on a number of games.
Ron8/9/14 2:02:56PM ET
Re: PAT experiment

I think the current PAT is boring and almost automatic. I would be in favor of something more exciting, like a 15 yard line PAT, or a rule that a 2 yard run/pas PAT is now only 1 point, or you can opt to start on the 5 yard line and earn 2 points, eliminating the kicker from the PAT.
The B-Man8/6/14 8:46:34AM ET
I should have everything reset for the new season next week.

Welcome back, everyone!

Re: PAT experiment - hard to predict the effects of it but I think the extra point play is ripe for changes to shake it up and make it a more interesting play. The 2 PT conversion is a pretty exciting, momentum swinging play that I don't think teams utilize often enough. So any change that increases the frequency of those plays is a good one to me.
PigskinPicker8/5/14 9:30:43PM ET
Here we go
Mean Mark8/5/14 11:16:04AM ET
What do you guys think about the "experiment" of kicking the extra points from the 15 yard line? This makes it equivalent to about a 33-yard field goal. A team can still go for 2 points, and if they do, they get to make the attempt from the 2 yard line. Although I suppose a team could still run the fake from the 15, foolish as that might be.

This is not a new rule, it's just an experiment they are running for the first 2 weeks of preseason. Even if they do decide to implement it, it won't be until the 2015 season.

One effect of this would be to tip the balance more in favor of trying for the 2-point conversion since the extra point now becomes somewhat less automatic. Last year there were only 5 missed XP's out of 1267 attempts (99.6%). Compare this to field goals from 20-29 yards where teams were 226 / 229 (97.4%).

Another effect might be to give reliable, older veteran kickers a leg up (bad pun intended) over their younger challengers. A stronger leg and longer range is all well and good, but accuracy on extra points is now suddenly of critical importance.

We'll see what happens. I'm not sure I like the idea because if teams trade touchdowns the whole game I think I'd rather see the game decided in overtime rather than based on which team had the better extra point kicker. On the other hand the extra point attempt has to be the most boring play in all of football. There's just not much drama in the nearly automatic play (unless you're a Dallas fan and Tony Romo is out there holding...)
MrsChef7778/5/14 8:51:13AM ET
When are you resetting the pool pages?
PigskinPicker8/1/14 12:37:36AM ET
Where is all the chatter?
PigskinPicker6/1/14 7:47:43PM ET
Have not been on here for a while so lets get caught up.
Travis (T Bone) McMillan after winning the state title in the Golden Gloves last year was the runner up this year. He went to Semi State in wrestling this year and this week graduated High School.
No lets get ready for some football!!!
PigskinPicker2/16/14 8:49:37PM ET
BTW, I got it...Thank you!!!

Ron2/11/14 11:49:34AM ET
Early odds for 2015 to win superbowl from Let's see how the odds change by August

49ERS: 8/1
SAINTS: 20/1
COLTS: 30/1
CHIEFS: 30/1
EAGLES: 30/1
BEARS: 30/1
GIANTS: 40/1
LIONS: 40/1
RAMS: 40/1
RAVENS: 40/1
TEXANS: 40/1
BUCS: 60/1
TITANS: 60/1
JETS: 75/1
BILLS: 75/1
BROWNS: 75/1
VIKINGS: 100/1
JAGUARS: 200/1
RAIDERS: 200/1
Mean Mark2/8/14 7:10:37PM ET
Lock Clubbers: The checks went into the mail on Friday, except for zhdamistro1, whose went out today.

PigskinPicker, The B-Man, Mean Mark, and Eugenius are all already paid up for Lock Club 2014 season. I just wanted to put that in writing here on the board so I'll be sure to remember.
Mean Mark2/7/14 9:15:16AM ET

I need your mailing address to send you your winnings.
Mean Mark2/5/14 1:01:00PM ET
Got it, Eugene.
Eugenius2/5/14 11:36:23AM ET
Mark, did you get my email?
Mean Mark2/3/14 4:47:09PM ET
Ron, just click my username.
jlambo12/3/14 10:58:03AM ET
Troy and rob please pay 100 each for pool to Tim Hacala!
Ron2/3/14 10:31:16AM ET
Could you please post an email for me to send my address. Thanks.
Mean Mark2/3/14 9:02:01AM ET
Well, at least now I don't feel quite as bad about the way Seattle manhandled the Saints this year. Wow, that was a statement win. I admit I had my doubts about the Pete Carroll hire when it happened, but give the guy his due.
Mean Mark2/3/14 8:59:24AM ET
Lock Club Standings Week 21
Username Pick Win/Loss Rec (booby) Upset Pick SB Pick
PigskinPicker Seahawks Win 16-6-0 (15-6-0) SD WK2 (W) 49ers (L)
Ron Broncos Loss 15-6-0 (15-6-0) CLE WK8 (L) 49ers (L)
Eugenius Over 47.5 Win 13-7-1 (13-7-1) TB WK3 (L) Broncos (L)
orered Seahawks Win 14-8-0 (13-8-0) NYG WK16 (W) Patriots (L)
Doc.Rolf Broncos Loss 12-9-0 (12-9-0) BUF WK1 (L) Giants (L)
UnderDawgz Broncos Loss 11-9-1 (11-9-1) HOU WK13 (L) Broncos (L)
Killer Kevin Broncos Loss 11-10-0 (11-10-0) NYG WK6 (L) Saints (L)
koz316 NO PICK Loss 11-11-0 (13-8-0) JAX WK10 (W) 49ers (L)
Mean Mark Broncos Loss 11-11-0 (10-11-0) SD WK2 (W) Broncos (L)
The Boys Seahawks Win 10-11-0 (10-11-0) BUF WK6 (L) 49ers (L) Broncos Loss 10-11-0 (10-11-0) HOU WK13 (L) Broncos (L)
skidgod Over 47.5 Win 10-11-0 (10-11-0) KC WK17 (L) 49ers (L)
The B-Man Broncos Loss 9-12-0 (9-12-0) OAK WK10 (L) 49ers (L)
TBruceK Broncos Loss 8-13-0 (8-13-0) WAS WK2 (L) 49ers (L)
joeirish Broncos Loss 8-14-0 (7-14-0) SL WK6 (W) Broncos (L)
govikesgo Broncos Loss 7-15-0 (6-15-0) JAX WK7 (L) Seahawks (W)
zhdamistro1 Seahawks Win 6-15-0 (6-15-0) KC WK11 (L) Broncos (L)
IMDB34 NO PICK Loss 4-17-0 (14-7-0) CLE WK7 (L) Broncos (L)

WTD: 6-10-0

Today's color scheme honors the Seattle Seahawks, whose team colors we are using today are COLLEGE NAVY and ACTION GREEN.

Congrats to the Seahawks and their fans on their first ever Superbowl championship.

Congrats also to PigskinPicker, Ron, Eugenius, and also to govikesgo and zhdamistro1 for grabbing shares of the booby prize.

Payouts will be 1) $765.00, 2) $318.75, 3) $191.25, and $75.00 / 2 = $37.50 each for the two booby prize winners. E-mail me with your latest mailing addresses. I'll get the checks out on Friday. Why the delay? To give anybody who finds an error in my recordkeeping a chance to get it straightened out, if necessary.

Pigskin, thanks for your generosity in paying the three of us into the club next year.
The B-Man2/2/14 11:23:25PM ET
Congrats, Pigskin. And thanks for the $houtout. I appreciate the love. Have a great offseason and see you in August.
PigskinPicker2/2/14 10:00:08PM ET
That is fantastic

Keep $75 for you for next year and also keep $75 for the B-Man and another $75 for my entry for next year.
This has been a nail biter for me this year.
Ron kept the pressure on all year Nice job to him.
send the rest to me at
John McMillan
4613 Pantina Way
Indianapolis In 46237
Doc. Rolf2/2/14 9:31:53PM ET
Congratulations to Govikesgo who picked the Super Bowl winner in the preseason. Hats off that is a feat.

Congratulations to pigskin for winning the LOCK CLUB this year.... good job...

Congratulations to Ron on his second place in THE LOCK CLUB this year..... well done.....

and last but not least congratulations to Eugenius on holding his third place with the over... impressing, after all I must admit I was starting to worry that you were not gonna make it till Denver got their 8 I was wondering if the seahawks would make the 47 - 0 but we all know that it is not going to happen now...

Also congratulations to orered on a fourth place in the LOCK CLUB which could not be any closer to the third place.

To all of the other LOCK CLUB MEMBERS I hope that you have a great off season.

Wishing you all peace love health and happiness.
Doc. Rolf
The B-Man2/2/14 9:21:03PM ET
Well I got the Over and Percy Harvin parts right.

Shocking performance by Mr. MVP.
Ron2/2/14 9:00:05PM ET
Ok, I surrender. It's been a good season and ill accept 2nd best
PigskinPicker2/2/14 6:30:38PM ET
Good Luck Ron, had to pressure you to ensure I had a chance.Honorable guy you are.

govikesgo2/2/14 6:26:16PM ET
Change lock pick to denver
Doc. Rolf2/2/14 6:25:49PM ET
I meant Good luck
peace love health and happiness wishes Doc. Rolf
Doc. Rolf2/2/14 6:24:57PM ET
Cointoss is through God luck everyone...
Doc. Rolf2/2/14 6:24:46PM ET
Cointoss is through God luck everyone...
Doc. Rolf2/2/14 6:15:51PM ET
Changing my lockpick to Denver since orered took Seattle. Please let the under also prevail so that Eugenius misses, not because I don't like you guys, but that is the only way that I'll get back into the
Peace Love Health and happiness wishes Doc. Rolf
zhdamistro12/2/14 6:02:53PM ET
lock pick: seattle
UnderDawgz2/2/14 5:29:00PM ET
Lock pick Broncos
govikesgo2/2/14 5:03:48PM ET
Lock pick = SEATTLE
Ron2/2/14 4:52:01PM ET
I hope you're right, Bman
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