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Superbowl XLIII Preview

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For the last few years, there has been a two week break between the Championship games and the Superbowl. There might be a few reasons for this: to give players time to recover from injury, to allow for more preparation, or for still more interviews and media hype. I actually preferred the previous schedule, where Superbowl weekend and Australia Day weekend coincided, because here, the Superbowl is played on Monday at 10:30am. This year, I’ve…

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Michael Vick and PETA

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Michael Vick is back in the news, as he declares, from prison, his intent to play NFL football again. It was certainly one of the biggest stories in the NFL in 2007, as the former quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons went from a $100 million contract to a prison cell, on charges of dogfighting. And now, as he considers his future, do we hear details of how his millions was squandered. At this time, his…

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Patriots “missed it by that much”

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Meatloaf sang that “two out of three ain’t bad“, so by extension, eighteen out of nineteen should also be not too bad, perhaps even good. But try telling that to a New England Patriots fan, and you may well get the s**t kicked out of you. Because on the edge of the famous perfect season, they were outplayed, indeed humiliated, by the underdog New York Giants, 17-14. The Giants’ defence reigned supreme, and all day…

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NFL Championship Games Review

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Wow! That would have to be the most exhilirating “Super Sunday” in years (even if it is Monday afternoon over here). I decided to watch the games live, and it was worth every minute! Good to see that the Chargers took my advice, and went after Brady. They penetrated the previously impervious Patriots offensive line on several occasions, and this pressure together with their excellent secondary led to three interceptions. This is the first time…

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NFL playoffs – Jacksonville get it all wrong

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I’m no expert in NFL records, but this must be the first time in a long time that half the games in the first two rounds (wildcard and divisional) have resulted in wins to the away team. It certainly makes for an exciting post season, despite the fact that the New England Patriots are still hanging over us all as the favourites. The big question is: can anyone beat them? and if so, how? Before…

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