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Post Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2007 12:54 am 
 

That's the thing about really good football teams...they find a way to win even when they are playing like shit.  And the Cowboys were leaving smelly skid marks all over the field.  They underestimated a decent Buffalo Bills team with a pretty damn good unproven quarterback and almost lost it.  Hopefully this will be a slap in the face for them and they will come out next week against the Pats with a lot more intensity than they did earlier tonight.


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Post Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2007 1:06 am 
 

Hey Mike -

I was hanging on the game, and it was one of the best I've seen. Fantastic stuff, how Romo came back from 5 interceptions and a fumble to run the final drive and score I have no idea.

And somehow, the Cubes also managed a win. With four starters (Palmer, Chad Johnson, Westbrook and Peterson) all on byes, I decided to make it harder for myself and not start Rivers - he'd been playing poorly, and the Broncos will be too tough I thought. So I looked to pick up a free agent - Green or Campbell? I decided on Green, which was looking good for about the first 3 minutes of the Miami game.

Luckily the Iguanas were also having problems, so I was 14 up before the Cowboys game. I had Crayton and Jones, Iguanas had Romo and Lynch. Thankfully one of the Romo TD throws was to Crayton so I think I finished ahead. A big comedown after the 229 the Cubes posted a couple of weeks ago, but a win's a win.

Looking forward to next week - I'll be cheering for Dallas (I never thought I'd ever say that, but they've been great to watch so far this year), so go Cowboys!

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Post Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2007 2:09 am 
 

mdr003 wrote:Hey Mike -

I was hanging on the game, and it was one of the best I've seen. Fantastic stuff, how Romo came back from 5 interceptions and a fumble to run the final drive and score I have no idea.

And somehow, the Cubes also managed a win. With four starters (Palmer, Chad Johnson, Westbrook and Peterson) all on byes, I decided to make it harder for myself and not start Rivers - he'd been playing poorly, and the Broncos will be too tough I thought. So I looked to pick up a free agent - Green or Campbell? I decided on Green, which was looking good for about the first 3 minutes of the Miami game.

Luckily the Iguanas were also having problems, so I was 14 up before the Cowboys game. I had Crayton and Jones, Iguanas had Romo and Lynch. Thankfully one of the Romo TD throws was to Crayton so I think I finished ahead. A big comedown after the 229 the Cubes posted a couple of weeks ago, but a win's a win.

Looking forward to next week - I'll be cheering for Dallas (I never thought I'd ever say that, but they've been great to watch so far this year), so go Cowboys!

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I was down by 30 with Barber, Witten, Cowboys Def...and Kicker Folk left to play.  I buried the opponent (the winless Skeltal Warriors, who despite an 0-5 record are a tough club to play).  There isn't one club in the Luddite league that looks to run away with it, everyone is pretty equal and each team has enough studs that any one week they could toss out 200+ pts....

Jump on the wagon...the Boys have plenty of room!

BTW, some mindboggling Romo stats they were throwing out in the after game show...he's the ONLY Dallas Cowboy QB to have more than 3 300yd passing games in one season..that's right, more than Meredith, Staubach, Danny White, Aikman...none ever had more than three 300 yd games in a season.  And, he's only seven 300 yds passing games from posting the most in Dallas Cowboy history...he has a chance to do that THIS YEAR. We've had our share of Hall of Fame Qbs in Meredith, Staubach and Aikman, but amazing that Romo's stats are going to blow theirs away if he plays a few more years...

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Post Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2007 4:21 am 
 

You're right, Romo could easily throw another 7 300 yard games this year - he's already 4 out of 5. He's got a bunch of targets - both tailbacks can catch, Witten is one of the top 3 TE in the league, Crayton is a competent wideout and TO is TO. The Cowboys are strong all over the park.

BTW - I went looking in the monster manual to look up Gelatinous Cube stats. I couldn't find the listing - were Cubes only in the basic rules? If so, would someone mind posting the entry here so I can see how many hit dice my team has?

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Post Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2007 4:35 am 
 

Thank God the Bills lost. I would have to die if I lived somewhere there was a winning team.


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Post Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2007 11:26 am 
 

mdr003 wrote:You're right, Romo could easily throw another 7 300 yard games this year - he's already 4 out of 5. He's got a bunch of targets - both tailbacks can catch, Witten is one of the top 3 TE in the league, Crayton is a competent wideout and TO is TO. The Cowboys are strong all over the park.

BTW - I went looking in the monster manual to look up Gelatinous Cube stats. I couldn't find the listing - were Cubes only in the basic rules? If so, would someone mind posting the entry here so I can see how many hit dice my team has?

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mike the GC is in my monster manual.....

you must have an aussie copy and its worded in some strange aussie format :)

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Post Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2007 2:19 pm 
 

mdr003 wrote:
Luckily the Iguanas were also having problems, so I was 14 up before the Cowboys game. I had Crayton and Jones, Iguanas had Romo and Lynch. Thankfully one of the Romo TD throws was to Crayton so I think I finished ahead.


Problems doesn't begin to describe it!  Good game, Cubie.  I'm up against the Shrews next... time for a mad scramble, as the match up looks dire. :(


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Post Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2007 2:37 pm 
 

Templated 3.x versions of the gelatinous cube are here:

. . . http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=dnd/eo/20060922a

They are the Advanced Half-Fraal/Half-Gelatinous Cube, the Half-Farspawn/Half-Gelatinous Cube, the Amphibious Gelatinous Cube, and the . . . the . . . Fiendish Gelatinous Cube Monk!

  

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Post Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2007 2:40 pm 
 

I really have to start watching these games to the end.  Sunday night I turned off the Bears/Packers after the half, cuz I figured the Bears were done for.  Monday morning everybody is talking about what a great game it was and how the Bears ended up winning.   

Monday I gave up on the Bills/Cowboys early, thinking the Bills pretty much had it wrapped up.  ...and missed a heck of a finish.

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Post Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2007 2:50 pm 
 

Damn, sounds like an awesome MNF game.  Too bad it wasn't carried here.  I'm totally STOKED about next Sunday's game.


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Post Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2007 4:01 pm 
 

bombadil wrote:Damn, sounds like an awesome MNF game.  Too bad it wasn't carried here.  I'm totally STOKED about next Sunday's game.


Bound to be a let down after the hype. Either a 3-0 boring slugfest where Brady and Romo each have 10 yds passing and no one scores until the last two minutes where Folk has to hit three 75 yarders in a row when Hoodie keeps calllng timeouts, or the Pats blow the Boys out 45-0  as they run six Ints from Romo back for TDs and Wade Phillips gets lost on the way home looking for a bag of cornuts...and Brady bags a couple of supermodels during the post game show.

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Post Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2007 4:21 pm 
 

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and Brady bags a couple of supermodels during the post game show.

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Or Siegfried & Roy.


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Post Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2007 4:25 pm 
 

MNF....  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

At halftime I emailed my gaming buddies and predicted a Cowboy victory.

I laughed SO HARD when Folk put the Bills away...laughter of demonic joy.

Then, I used Tivo to pause on the anquished faces of Bills fans and laughed some more.   :lol:

The whole stadium was so caught up in the thrill of artificial victory (two interception returns and a kick return) that they failed to notice their team wasn't moving the ball.  8O

The announcers were so caught up in the Trent Edwards story that they failed to notice the Bills actually had only a field goal from their offense.  :roll:

The refs were so caught up in the fervor that they called Owens for spiking the ball when he clearly just dropped it on the ground (the fever emotions in the arena caused them to be over-annoyed at having to go and pick the ball up).  :evil:

The refs had so "formed a picture" of the game that they could not see massive pass interference (blatant stuff) on the 2 point conversion try.  :evil:

And then....the Cowboys got the onside kick, survived the replay, survived the icing and downed the Bills.  HOOOO RAAAH!   :twisted:

IF I did not have Romo at the center of my fantasy football team, the victory would be just too delicious to be believed.  :?

As it was...still...much derisive laughter here.  :lol:


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Post Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2007 4:56 pm 
 

FormCritic wrote:MNF....  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

At halftime I emailed my gaming buddies and predicted a Cowboy victory.

I laughed SO HARD when Folk put the Bills away...laughter of demonic joy.

Then, I used Tivo to pause on the anquished faces of Bills fans and laughed some more.   :lol:

The whole stadium was so caught up in the thrill of artificial victory (two interception returns and a kick return) that they failed to notice their team wasn't moving the ball.  8O

The announcers were so caught up in the Trent Edwards story that they failed to notice the Bills actually had only a field goal from their offense.  :roll:

The refs were so caught up in the fervor that they called Owens for spiking the ball when he clearly just dropped it on the ground (the fever emotions in the arena caused them to be over-annoyed at having to go and pick the ball up).  :evil:

The refs had so "formed a picture" of the game that they could not see massive pass interference (blatant stuff) on the 2 point conversion try.  :evil:

And then....the Cowboys got the onside kick, survived the replay, survived the icing and downed the Bills.  HOOOO RAAAH!   :twisted:

IF I did not have Romo at the center of my fantasy football team, the victory would be just too delicious to be believed.  :?

As it was...still...much derisive laughter here.  :lol:


Every point here..I agree with! I watched ESPN all day today just to see Folks kicks...over and over and over and over.....LOL.

One of my good friends is a Redskin fanatic..(don't ask).  Not just a casual fan...his house is Skinned out in Redskin colors.  He was so angry, upset and pissed off from last night's game HE COULDN'T GET TO SLEEP....I saw him online at 2 am (I was so hyped up I couldn't get to sleep, and the post game show was still going strong...)  I sent him some IMs, I finally got him slavering and foaming at the mouth about how much he absolutely hates the Bills now, since they failed at giving the Cowboys one of their most embarrasing losses ever...and instead turned it into one of their most improbably victories.  The only one that even comes close was a game against the Eagles in 1996 where the Eagles kicker missed a game tying extra point with no time on the clock.....

Anyway my friend was still fuming this morning....SWEET.  

I hope all those ridiculous Bills fans didn't sleep last night either....and they put the blame where it belongs, on their idiotic coach and some of the stupidest in game decisions I've ever seen. The entire last 5 minutes had at least three brain dead choices that lead directly to a Cowboys victory.  Not to get too techinical, but why was the rookie Bills QB throwing the ball at the end when they had the lead (which kept killing the clock, and led to the Newman interception), why was the Bills pass defense so terrible in the last 25 seconds (where Romo got an extra 12 yards for the FG after two sideline passes where both Barber and Crayton were completely uncovered), and why did they attempt a 54 yd FG before halftime with time enough on the clock, after the kick was missed, for the Boys to drive down and get a FG of their own?  Stupid, stupid, stupid.


I liked the part about Tivoing the anguished Bills fan's faces, Mark....LOL

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Post Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2007 10:40 pm 
 

Here is an interesting video that will appeal to video game and symphony fans alike:

http://www.break.com/index/video-game-m ... estra.html

And it should bring back a few childhood memories for those that grew up in the 80's.  :D


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Post Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2007 11:25 pm 
 

BTW, any Australian fans of American football out there? Then you really need to jump on the Cowboy's bandwagon.....our Pro Bowl punter is an Aussie!!!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mat_McBriar

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Post Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2007 6:11 am 
 

talking about the NFL. i cant get my head around the "pass interference" thing. just doesnt make sense to me.

maybe its just because i am a brit...i dunno..whatever...stupid game anyway :)

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Post Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2007 6:34 am 
 

It's just that you're used to rugby, killjoy, where the players are allowed to eat their dead!  Basically a player can't mess with the receiver's body as the ball approaches the receiver. The defender can catch or bat the ball away before it reaches the receiver, and once the receiver touches, the ball, he can tackle the receiver.


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