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Why You Shouldn’t Cheer For: The Seattle Seahawks

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By J-Dub and Meehan

As part of Sports Blog Movement’s Super Bowl coverage, we are taking a page from J-Dubs own blog Dubsism. There, he made it a point to depart from the usual Super Bowl bluster; we aren’t here to tell you a bunch of shit about who’s going to win, why there going to win, and we sure as shit aren’t getting into those godawful “human interest” story about some third-string linebacker whose kid has a disease you never heard of.

This year, J-Dub is teaming up with SBM Managing Editor Ryan Meehan, whose dyspeptic rants make for the perfect complement to  J-Dubs’ “crabby old man” bullshit. As far as the Super Bowl is concerned, this means SBM will be taking the Dubsism bit about telling you why you shouldn’t cheer for either contestant, and giving it the twist only SBM can give you.

Having said that, here’s why you shouldn’t cheer for the Seattle Seahawks.

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Why You Shouldn’t Cheer For: The Denver Broncos

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By J-Dub and Meehan

As part of Sports Blog Movement’s Super Bowl coverage, we are taking a page from J-Dubs own blog Dubsism. There, he made it a point to depart from the usual Super Bowl bluster; we aren’t here to tell you a bunch of shit about who’s going to win, why there going to win, and we sure as shit aren’t getting into those godawful “human interest” story about some third-string linebacker whose kid has a disease you never heard of.

This year, J-Dub is teaming up with SBM Managing Editor Ryan Meehan, whose dyspeptic rants make for the perfect complement to  J-Dubs’ “crabby old man” bullshit. As far as the Super Bowl is concerned, this means SBM will be taking the Dubsism bit about telling you why you shouldn’t cheer for either contestant, and giving it the twist only SBM can give you.

Having said that, here’s why you shouldn’t cheer for the Denver Broncos.

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Some Rambling Thoughts on the Seahawks Being in the Super Bowl

The Seattle Seahawks are making the franchise’s second ever appearance in the Super Bowl — the first was in Super Bowl XL back in 2006. Let’s all take a moment to let that sink in, because that’s just incredible to think about. After all the crap the sport’s gods have thrown at the state of Washington over the last decade (no the Kings staying in Sacramento doesn’t count, at least not on here), the City of Seattle is getting something nice.

The first part of that something nice is the fact that the Hawks was the hoisting of the NFC Championship trophy on the turf last Sunday; the second part is participating in the Super Bowl; and there is a possible third part…that would be the chocolate syrup on top of the cherry.

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What Can Be Fixed vs. What Can’t Be Fixed Regarding NFL Officiating‏‏‏‏

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NFL Championship weekend is now complete and the Super Bowl matchup has been set. There’s been a lot of talk about some of the officiating problems and mistakes that we saw yesterday, and I thought I’d go ahead and set the record straight as far as what the competition committee can go about fixing before that 2014-2015 NFL season is kicked off.

There were some bad calls (as well as some bad no-calls) in the Denver/New England game, but that isn’t what this piece is about. The Broncos were clearly the better team on Sunday, and that’s why they won. The refs can’t rig a double digit victory, that just doesn’t happen. The Patriots were playing on borrowed time and a roster full of second stringers against what has been statistically the best offense in NFL history. Orange crushed, and rightfully so. To be brutally honest, I was shocked that it wasn’t more brutal than ten points. Continue reading

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What We Learned From the NFL Divisional Round and What It Means For the Conference Championships

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By J-Dub and Meehan

It’s no secret the NFL is king in America, and nothing proves it quite like Conference Championship Sunday.  It’s like this:  If you live in the Eastern Time Zone like J-Dub, the games are on at 3 and 6:30 p.m.  If you live in the Central Time Zone like Meehan, they air at 2 and 5:30.  What that means is that the NFL basically doesn’t give a fuck about you eating dinner.  They know no matter what your usual schedule is, you’re going to break it, and you’re going to do so with a bigger smile on your face than a lonely guy who just got mailed a Viagra sample and a free weekend of Cinemax.

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Not pictured: The people in this family who matter

Kommissar Goodell and the rest of the NFL Politburo know that, and that’s why they schedule these games making sure that 80% of the U.S. population has to choose between football and feeding themselves. Do you think it is a coincidence that one of the league’s biggest stars spends his time hawking those tomato-sauce herpes discs Papa John’s flings?  Face it, the people who think that shit is good pizza are…well…the people who think that shit is good pizza.

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What the 2014 NFC Championship Game Means to Both Cities

The Seattle Seahawks and the San Francisco 49ers  have made it to the NFC Championship Game, this is the third match-up of the current seasn between these two teams. This means that arguably the two best teams in the NFL are facing off against each other two see who plays the winner of the Patriots/Broncos game in the Super Bowl.

Now both fan bases are at each others throats in the build up to this Sunday’s match-up. Between the two fan bases, the trash talk has been ratcheted up to a degree that is a slightly above insane. As a result, the internet — mainly social media — has become extremely difficult to navigate for those who don’t want to see internet tough guys yelling at each other.

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What We Learned From Wild-Card Weekend and What It Means For the Divisional Round

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By J-Dub and Meehan

Before you run off to bet this weekend’s NFL playoffs games, you may want to consider what happened last week, as there are some crucial lessons to be learned.

1) Colts 45, Chiefs 44

For some reason, even when the Colts were looking up at a four touchdown deficit, we both knew that Kansas City was going to blow it. The problem with having a team that calls plays that conservatively is that when you need them to change the pace of the game, they just can’t fucking do it.  That’s sound a bit crazy to say about a team which hung 44 points on the board,  but the fact remains that’s what killed the Chiefs in the end.

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