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Ozey74
07-17-2008, 10:21 PM
I know this is like choosing what type of animal turd you would rather step into. But this is deep into the off season and topics of conversation are thin.


I pick the Browns.

Reasons:
I've been to Cincy way too many times for the Steelers/Bengals games, I hate their fans.
I hate Ray Lewis so no to the Ravens.

If you put Brady Quinn (eye for the straight guy) in as the starter in Cleveland, then I change my pick to the Ravens.

Mr Smartmonies
07-17-2008, 10:47 PM
Baltimore.

stlrz d
07-17-2008, 10:54 PM
None of the above.

Ozey74
07-17-2008, 11:00 PM
None of the above.


Come on!! If you ABSOLUTELY had to choose.

Once they win the division, you can root against them.

stlrz d
07-17-2008, 11:28 PM
Can't do it...hate 'em all.

Flasteel
07-17-2008, 11:53 PM
Are you kidding me Oz??

Would I rather poke my eye out with a stick, a knife, or a pencil? Hmm...I'll have to think about that and get back to you.

BIG FAN
07-18-2008, 12:15 AM
Are you kidding me Oz??

Would I rather poke my eye out with a stick, a knife, or a pencil? Hmm...I'll have to think about that and get back to you.

I'm in as long as its a sharp stick.

Oviedo
07-18-2008, 07:35 AM
Can't do it...hate 'em all.

:Agree

I'd rather see the NFL make the AFC North forfeit their spot in the play offs before I would ever want another team make the play offs. Anytime it isn't the Steelers I hope the other team gets destroyed in Round 1.

Steelers or nothing.

Ozey74
07-18-2008, 09:05 AM
Perhaps the title of my thread should of been, which other AFC North team do you hate the least.

Oviedo
07-18-2008, 09:16 AM
Perhaps the title of my thread should of been, which other AFC North team do you hate the least.

Still would have been tough to answer since when it comes to those teams I'm an equal opportunity hater. :brownssuck :ratsuck :bungalssuck

Usually if I pay attention to another team it is because there is player I'd like to see do well. I honestly can say there are no players on our AFC North rivals to whom I have positive feelings.

stlrz d
07-18-2008, 02:00 PM
Perhaps the title of my thread should of been, which other AFC North team do you hate the least.

That wouldn't work either!

I can name the one I hate the most (Ratstains) but there is no least! :P

Ozey74
07-18-2008, 02:38 PM
Perhaps the title of my thread should of been, which other AFC North team do you hate the least.

That wouldn't work either!

I can name the one I hate the most (Ratstains) but there is no least! :P


So your saying your hate for the Bengals & Stains is equal?

BIG FAN
07-18-2008, 03:11 PM
Stains- Hated for all time. A historical dislike. (This years preseason posers.)
Bal. birdturds- Hated them from the beginning of Modell's run to Bal, because for the next few years they robbed me of hating the stains.
Bungles- for me your basic divsion "rival" hate, you almost wish they didn't suck so bad because it's so much fun kicking that bengal butt in the playoffs. (This could apply to all them though.)

I know I'm being way too nice about all these teams, but to be the humble humanitarian guy that I am, means you have to have certain nice character flaws.
Of course when it's game day I simply have to hate them all vehemently.

NKySteeler
07-18-2008, 03:14 PM
.... I would just start following Tiger Woods' rehab. Maybe watch some womens' tennis.... :lol:

Jom112
07-18-2008, 03:29 PM
I know this is like choosing what type of animal turd you would rather step into. But this is deep into the off season and topics of conversation are thin.


I pick the Browns.

Reasons:
I've been to Cincy way too many times for the Steelers/Bengals games, I hate their fans.
I hate Ray Lewis so no to the Ravens.

If you put Brady Quinn (eye for the straight guy) in as the starter in Cleveland, then I change my pick to the Ravens.

We're not all bad Ozey.

Well of course I pick the Bengals. But I actually have good reasons not just because I'm a big time homer.

The Browns will struggle early. They start off the season against the Cowboys and Steelers. Then they go to Baltimore, who if healthy might have a shot at beating them. Since the Browns not have zero depth at WR, they won't be able to exploit the Ravens weak depth at secondary this season. Then they travel to Cincy (The last time the Browns beat us at home Jon Kitna was the QB) and after a game against that tough defense in Baltimore, I expect our team to beat them. 0-4 or at best 1-3, is where the Browns will be going into their bye week. QB Controversy will probably start creeping up on the team and they will never recover, IMHO.

The Ravens don't have a QB period. I don't see them finishing with a better record than us. Plus Carson Palmer owns them.

When the offseason began and I saw the initial moves the Bengals made I wasn't too optimistic about this season. But after the draft and looking at the team as a whole, I think we have a legit shot of winning 9 or 10 games this season...

Oviedo
07-18-2008, 03:49 PM
I know this is like choosing what type of animal turd you would rather step into. But this is deep into the off season and topics of conversation are thin.


I pick the Browns.

Reasons:
I've been to Cincy way too many times for the Steelers/Bengals games, I hate their fans.
I hate Ray Lewis so no to the Ravens.

If you put Brady Quinn (eye for the straight guy) in as the starter in Cleveland, then I change my pick to the Ravens.

We're not all bad Ozey.

Well of course I pick the Bengals. But I actually have good reasons not just because I'm a big time homer.

The Browns will struggle early. They start off the season against the Cowboys and Steelers. Then they go to Baltimore, who if healthy might have a shot at beating them. Since the Browns not have zero depth at WR, they won't be able to exploit the Ravens weak depth at secondary this season. Then they travel to Cincy (The last time the Browns beat us at home Jon Kitna was the QB) and after a game against that tough defense in Baltimore, I expect our team to beat them. 0-4 or at best 1-3, is where the Browns will be going into their bye week. QB Controversy will probably start creeping up on the team and they will never recover, IMHO.

The Ravens don't have a QB period. I don't see them finishing with a better record than us. Plus Carson Palmer owns them.

When the offseason began and I saw the initial moves the Bengals made I wasn't too optimistic about this season. But after the draft and looking at the team as a whole, I think we have a legit shot of winning 9 or 10 games this season...

I agree with your assessment of the Ratbirds (old defense gets rocked by injuries)and Stains (major fall and the illusion will be over), but dude you guys are 8-8 at best. You will give up a ton of points. Chad will have a major meltdown by Game 5 and turn the season upside down.

AFC North
Steelers 10-6
Bungals 8-8
Stains 7-9
Ratbirds 6-10

BIG FAN
07-18-2008, 03:50 PM
I know this is like choosing what type of animal turd you would rather step into. But this is deep into the off season and topics of conversation are thin.


I pick the Browns.

Reasons:
I've been to Cincy way too many times for the Steelers/Bengals games, I hate their fans.
I hate Ray Lewis so no to the Ravens.

If you put Brady Quinn (eye for the straight guy) in as the starter in Cleveland, then I change my pick to the Ravens.

We're not all bad Ozey.

Well of course I pick the Bengals. But I actually have good reasons not just because I'm a big time homer.

The Browns will struggle early. They start off the season against the Cowboys and Steelers. Then they go to Baltimore, who if healthy might have a shot at beating them. Since the Browns not have zero depth at WR, they won't be able to exploit the Ravens weak depth at secondary this season. Then they travel to Cincy (The last time the Browns beat us at home Jon Kitna was the QB) and after a game against that tough defense in Baltimore, I expect our team to beat them. 0-4 or at best 1-3, is where the Browns will be going into their bye week. QB Controversy will probably start creeping up on the team and they will never recover, IMHO.

The Ravens don't have a QB period. I don't see them finishing with a better record than us. Plus Carson Palmer owns them.

When the offseason began and I saw the initial moves the Bengals made I wasn't too optimistic about this season. But after the draft and looking at the team as a whole, I think we have a legit shot of winning 9 or 10 games this season...

Think there's a chance of another high scoring defenseless debacle like last year?
I still think that game began to sound the death knell for you guys, they seemed to never really have the composure to compete after that, and the stains began to build confidence from it.

Djfan
07-18-2008, 03:52 PM
Houston Oilers.

BIG FAN
07-18-2008, 03:54 PM
Houston Oilers.

With Bum Phillips, maybe he can finally "break down the door."

Jom112
07-18-2008, 04:15 PM
I agree with your assessment of the Ratbirds (old defense gets rocked by injuries)and Stains (major fall and the illusion will be over), but dude you guys are 8-8 at best. You will give up a ton of points. Chad will have a major meltdown by Game 5 and turn the season upside down.

AFC North
Steelers 10-6
Bungals 8-8
Stains 7-9
Ratbirds 6-10

A couple of months ago I would have agreed with you about the 8-8. It's probably just the usual off season optimism that most fans have but I think we will surprised a lot of people this year.

The big thing is going to be how Rudi and Chris "Glass" Perry do. I have read the same fluff that most of you guys probably already have on Rudi being back to his bigger, bruiser weight. But I also read an article that John Clayton wrote recently that gives me hope that some outsiders also see the transformation in rudi and it's not just fluff.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/columns/s ... id=3491802 (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/columns/story?columnist=clayton_john&id=3491802)

"Seeing Johnson in minicamp was a revelation. He has worked out so hard this offseason -- he's a ball of muscles. It was amazing how quickly he was hitting the holes."

We'll see what happens...



Think there's a chance of another high scoring defenseless debacle like last year?
I still think that game began to sound the death knell for you guys, they seemed to never really have the composure to compete after that, and the stains began to build confidence from it.

Who knows.

I don't think with Zimmer at the helm that will happen again but you never know. Zimmer looks really good so far, but I'm sure all new DC's look good before the regular season starts...

ANPSTEEL
07-18-2008, 04:20 PM
If Baltimore manages to aquire Favre - coupled with the 4th place schedule...

they are automatically the favorites to win the division.

Jom112
07-18-2008, 04:22 PM
If Baltimore manages to aquire Favre - coupled with the 4th place schedule...

they are automatically the favorites to win the division.

Not so sure about that. Not sure if I read the comment on this board or elsewhere, but someone stated that Favre admitted he is a slow learner. So how does he expect to just step in to a team and just learn the offense and get in sync with the receivers with such little time before the season starts?

BIG FAN
07-18-2008, 04:38 PM
I agree with your assessment of the Ratbirds (old defense gets rocked by injuries)and Stains (major fall and the illusion will be over), but dude you guys are 8-8 at best. You will give up a ton of points. Chad will have a major meltdown by Game 5 and turn the season upside down.

AFC North
Steelers 10-6
Bungals 8-8
Stains 7-9
Ratbirds 6-10

A couple of months ago I would have agreed with you about the 8-8. It's probably just the usual off season optimism that most fans have but I think we will surprised a lot of people this year.

The big thing is going to be how Rudi and Chris "Glass" Perry do. I have read the same fluff that most of you guys probably already have on Rudi being back to his bigger, bruiser weight. But I also read an article that John Clayton wrote recently that gives me hope that some outsiders also see the transformation in rudi and it's not just fluff.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/columns/s ... id=3491802 (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/columns/story?columnist=clayton_john&id=3491802)

"Seeing Johnson in minicamp was a revelation. He has worked out so hard this offseason -- he's a ball of muscles. It was amazing how quickly he was hitting the holes."

We'll see what happens...



Think there's a chance of another high scoring defenseless debacle like last year?
I still think that game began to sound the death knell for you guys, they seemed to never really have the composure to compete after that, and the stains began to build confidence from it.

Who knows.

I don't think with Zimmer at the helm that will happen again but you never know. Zimmer looks really good so far, but I'm sure all new DC's look good before the regular season starts...

I asked the same thing just now over on your boards smack talk . Should be some interesting responces to say the least. :D

Jom112
07-18-2008, 05:11 PM
I asked the same thing just now over on your boards smack talk . Should be some interesting responces to say the least. :D

Making friends already I see... :D

stlrz d
07-18-2008, 07:02 PM
If Baltimore manages to aquire Favre - coupled with the 4th place schedule...

they are automatically the favorites to win the division.

I strongly disagree. The Ravens have no decent receivers and questions on the O line. And that defense keeps getting older.

Not to mention the difference between our schedule and theirs is only 2 opponents.

BigLebowski
07-18-2008, 09:21 PM
This one is easy for me. I would go with the Bungals. If only because Carson Palmer is a keeper in my keeper fantasy football league. :Cheers


But to be truthful, barring injury I don't see the Bengals or Ravens getting past the Browns. The Ravens have no talent of offense, and the Bengals have no talent on defense. Or I should say no "proven" talent sans McGahee.

BigLebowski
07-18-2008, 09:23 PM
If Baltimore manages to aquire Favre - coupled with the 4th place schedule...

they are automatically the favorites to win the division.

I strongly disagree. The Ravens have no decent receivers and questions on the O line. And that defense keeps getting older.

Not to mention the difference between our schedule and theirs is only 2 opponents.


Agreed, Favre needs talent or he will lead the league in Ints, and Baltimore is barren of talent on the offensive side.

Mr Smartmonies
07-18-2008, 10:36 PM
The Ravens will destroy the Bengals in game 1 to start the season.

NKySteeler
07-18-2008, 10:46 PM
The Ravens will destroy the Bengals in game 1 to start the season.

Man, I hope you're right...... <<praying>>