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Old 12-11-2012, 08:42 PM   #141
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Which is a part of my original point. There have been many teams with a dynamic offenses such as the old run and gun oilers, falcons and lions and the greatest show on turf rams but they rarely win the Super Bowl. I know it's fun to watch and less stressful for a fan to follow if the team has a big lead but defenses seem to win championships.

However - I must confess that may be a thing of the past as there have been a lot of rule changes to favor the offense and make scoring easier and harder to intimidate the offense. Defense winning championships may no longer hold.
if there were ever a team to buck trends, its the Steelers. I really believe being able to score 24-27 points a game, winning TOP, not turning the ball over, and just having a bend but not break D is all it will take. They have to play mistake free and put together at least 3 to 4 TD drives with a couple more field goals every game. I don't believe they need to drop 35-50 some points to win it all. I think this team could be 9-4 or 10-3 without the fumbling. I think they have turned it over 16 times in the past 4 games, and we haven't even gotten into the dumb ass penalties!
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Old 12-11-2012, 09:45 PM   #142
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Because we are not coached by Satan.
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:09 PM   #143
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Thinking it over....
Yeah, you should all just become Patriot fans.
Why, so the Patriots could have some real fans? No thanks.
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:36 PM   #144
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Dude you posted a statement starting with the word "but". I don't know what part of the country you learned English but when you use the word "but" you mean to contradict what someone has previously said

"But it IS OK to compliment other teams (and maybe even learn from them). "

I agree with you. The Pats are good. It is ok to compliment them. That is why I am confused. Why would you use "but" as if I disagreed with that statement?

That's what I mean by "conflict"
First of all, let me point out that if you wish to identify someone's deficiencies in the usage of a language, you should first make sure that your own usage is correct otherwise the veracity of your criticism diminishes considerably. I trust that you have the ability to identify that to which I am referring, so I'll not bother to dwell on this particular issue.

That said, a linguist such as yourself must surely know that there are many uses of the word, "but".

My particular usage of this word, as referenced in your critique, is as an intensifier to introduce an exclamatory expression, an example of which might be: "But you said we were going to the movies."

Ergo, my statement; "But it IS OK to compliment other teams (and maybe even learn from them)", is not used in disagreement but is rather used simply as a means of emphasizing my assertion that one can admire and quite possibly learn from the play of other teams participating in the National Football League despite proclaiming dedication to a different team.

I hope that this will serve to clarify any misunderstanding.




But it's OK with me if it doesn't.
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First of all, let me point out that if you wish to identify someone's deficiencies in the usage of a language, you should first make sure that your own usage is correct otherwise the veracity of your criticism diminishes considerably. I trust that you have the ability to identify that to which I am referring, so I'll not bother to dwell on this particular issue.

That said, a linguist such as yourself must surely know that there are many uses of the word, "but".

My particular usage of this word, as referenced in your critique, is as an intensifier to introduce an exclamatory expression, an example of which might be: "But you said we were going to the movies."

Ergo, my statement; "But it IS OK to compliment other teams (and maybe even learn from them). " is not used in disagreement but is rather used simply as a means of emphasizing my assertion that one can admire and quite possibly learn from the play of other teams participating in the National Football League despite proclaiming dedication to a particular team.

I hope that this will serve to clarify any misunderstanding.
Sure - clarification received but still confusing. To me, its like saying ... "But, the sky is blue."

Using a "but" to say something in agreement as an "intensifier" on a message board where the receiver cannot hear your tone or cadence can easily lend to this confusion so I recommend that you do not use it in the future ... unless of course you type out this "clarification" every time you use it.
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Sure - clarification received but still confusing. To me, its like saying ... "But, the sky is blue."

Using a "but" to say something in agreement as an "intensifier" on a message board where the receiver cannot hear your tone or cadence can easily lend to this confusion so I recommend that you do not use it in the future ... unless of course you type out this "clarification" every time you use it.


Or the reader could simply remove the stick from his ass and move on.
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Or the reader could simply remove the stick from his ass and move on.
BUT should I remove the stick or is the stick in your BUT
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BUT should I remove the stick or is the stick in your BUT
I can't speak for you, but MY Butt has two "T's" (and a few pimples).
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I can't speak for you, but MY Butt has two "T's" (and a few pimples).
Love your self - deprecation. Ok - peace. (I was trying to go for the double entendre BUTT I guess it didn't work)
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Love your self - deprecation. Ok - peace. (I was trying to go for the double entendre BUTT I guess it didn't work)

And I was going to ask if this was the five-minute argument or the full half-hour...



BUT it's getting late (couldn't resist).


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