Phil B's prediction

Phil B's prediction

There are 30 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from Jan 7, 2008, titled Phil B's prediction. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

It wasn't that long ago when San Diego came to the RCA Dome and ended the Colts' 13-0 run with a 26-17 victory in 2005.

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Our Time

Warwick, MA

#22 Jan 11, 2008
Historically, the home team wins 73% of the time in the divisional round.
http://www.coldhardfootballfacts.com/Articles...

Last year was somewhat exceptional, when road teams won two of the four games played. However, it was the better team that won in both cases, as the home teams that lost, SD and Baltimore, were paper tigers with puffed up records.

While road teams do advance 27% of the time, itís almost as common for all four home teams to win, as it is for half of them to go down.

This year the four teams with home field are clearly the better teams. Have been all year.
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United States

#23 Jan 11, 2008
Our Time wrote:
Last year was somewhat exceptional, when road teams won two of the four games played. However, it was the better team that won in both cases.
Drink much? For someone who relies on "cold hard facts", I'd love to see how you back up that ridiculous claim. The better team on the field and during the entire season last year was San Diego. It took a perfect storm of unforced errors and the Pats STILL barely won.
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#24 Jan 11, 2008
Our Time wrote:
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Jealous, are you?
Nah, just bewildered. A safety who is all that should have more than two picks, should he not? I brought up Wilhelm because his stats were the closest to Sanders', not to lobby for his consideration. You must admit, given the overall body of work represented by his stats, that it's reasonable to question Sanders' selection as DPOTY. I think if he were 6'2", we wouldn't even be having this discussion.

And for the record, SD plays the 3-4 (I know, Indy fans and players alike seem to have trouble with that concept) so judging an outside linebacker (who has 12.5 sacks and consistently lines up to rush the passer) by the number of tackles he makes is just plain silly, and that's a cold hard fact...
Our Time

Warwick, MA

#25 Jan 11, 2008
KravitzOverHisHead wrote:
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Nah, just bewildered. A safety who is all that should have more than two picks, should he not? I brought up Wilhelm because his stats were the closest to Sanders', not to lobby for his consideration. You must admit, given the overall body of work represented by his stats, that it's reasonable to question Sanders' selection as DPOTY. I think if he were 6'2", we wouldn't even be having this discussion.
And for the record, SD plays the 3-4 (I know, Indy fans and players alike seem to have trouble with that concept) so judging an outside linebacker (who has 12.5 sacks and consistently lines up to rush the passer) by the number of tackles he makes is just plain silly, and that's a cold hard fact...
Evidently, you didn't read the article by the CHFF. I think they made it clear that a player's overall impact on a team's success is a paramount consideration to take into account when voting for an MVP. That impact goes beyond what can be measured by individual stats.

But go ahead and continue to be bewildered.

BTW, it seems to me that Freeny led the league in sacks once or twice (16 in 2004) and was never voted DPOY.
Our Time

Warwick, MA

#26 Jan 11, 2008
KravitzOverHisHead wrote:
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Drink much? For someone who relies on "cold hard facts", I'd love to see how you back up that ridiculous claim. The better team on the field and during the entire season last year was San Diego. It took a perfect storm of unforced errors and the Pats STILL barely won.
SD was a paper tiger, last year, and this year as well.

They built that fancy 14-2 record by playing a cream puff schedule.

SD's losses were to KC, Baltimore, and NE.

Indy beat NE in the regular season, and then beat all three of those teams in the playoffs.

If you want to say that NE's victory over SD in the divisional round was an upset, fine with me.
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Kirkland, WA

#27 Jan 12, 2008
Our Time wrote:
<quoted text>If you want to say that NE's victory over SD in the divisional round was an upset, fine with me.
Gosh, thanks. So you're fine with me correcting your historically inaccurate account of last year's favorite and underdog? Mighty big of you.

BTW, that creampuff team is the same one that went on the road the prior year and beat NE and then ended Indy's bid for a perfect season. THOSE were also both upsets, even though I knew all along that SD was the better team and would win. Get it?

Hope that gives you some context for how to deal with tomorrow's UPSET. Because even though I feel SD will win, I still understand that I'd sound like a complete idiot telling someone that, just because they won, nobody was surprised.

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Since: Jan 07

Durham, CT

#28 Jan 13, 2008
I will take a Colts win! Who knows what will happen, Gates is Playing so is harrison!

fun game--

BUT---we can all agree on this:

who ever wins today--BEAT NEW ENGLAND!!

GO COLTS!!!!!!
Bob

United States

#29 Jan 13, 2008
Our Time wrote:
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SD was a paper tiger, last year, and this year as well.
They built that fancy 14-2 record by playing a cream puff schedule.
SD's losses were to KC, Baltimore, and NE.
Indy beat NE in the regular season, and then beat all three of those teams in the playoffs.
If you want to say that NE's victory over SD in the divisional round was an upset, fine with me.
Our Time...how is that crow tasting anyway? You know, the one you ate after your declaration of "no team goes 16-0" added to your incessant stats rants that mean nothing. Need some spice with that crow?
bob sanders shoulder

Westwood, NJ

#30 Jan 13, 2008
Go figure Volek and Turner would leave the Colts in the dust in the RecordedChaosAreaa Dome. Thank goodness the women and children will not have to watch a 50 pt loss put on the Colts by the Patriots next week. Brady is crying at home today that he can't get a shot at them.
Our Time Pwned

Kirkland, WA

#31 Jan 13, 2008
EOM

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