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 Post subject: Why i hate the "Fail Mary"
 Post Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 1:25 pm 
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It gave the 49ers a bye.

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 Post subject: Re: Why i hate the "Fail Mary"
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GB losing to Minne in week 17 gave them a bye.


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Us losing in San Francisco, Miami, Arizona etc gave San Fran a bye.

Our win over the Packers was a moment graced by the football Gods.

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 Post subject: Re: Why i hate the "Fail Mary"
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The Rams kicker missing in OT against the 49ers which resulted in a tie caused us to not have the bye


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 Post subject: Re: Why i hate the "Fail Mary"
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So, rather than us winning any of the games we lost to get the bye over the 49ers, you'd rather us have lost another game so the Packers could get the bye?

Jesus Christ. SMH...

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I hate it because it rarely works. I would have liked to see the play executed as a hail mary, WRs heading to one side of field, with a lone option hanging the opposite side yards in to hit with a timed pass. Has more chance of success.


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I like the fail mary because it gave us the wet, salty tears of thousands of GB fans.


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 Post subject: Re: Why i hate the "Fail Mary"
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The Fail Mary was awesome! I was so nervous the next day the NFL was going to reverse the outcome of the game [I knew they couldn't but still..]. I was relieved when they came out with the statement that the result stood.

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 Post subject: Re: Why i hate the "Fail Mary"
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bestfightstory wrote:
Us losing in San Francisco, Miami, Arizona etc gave San Fran a bye.

Our win over the Packers was a moment graced by the football Gods.


This. There is no way losing more games helps us.


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 Post subject: Re: Why i hate the "Fail Mary"
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I hate the term "Fail Mary" because it represents groupthink. I hate groupthink.

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 Post subject: Re: Why i hate the "Fail Mary"
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BlueTalon wrote:
I hate the term "Fail Mary" because it represents groupthink. I hate groupthink.

I agree.

Others?

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 Post subject: Re: Why i hate the "Fail Mary"
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warden wrote:
The Rams kicker missing in OT against the 49ers which resulted in a tie caused us to not have the bye


Yeah, if the Rams won that game, we would probably be talking about our NFC Championship game tomorrow.

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 Post subject: Re: Why i hate the "Fail Mary"
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Just curious...when the Falcon that intercepted in the EZ spiked the ball couldn't a Seahawk have pounced on it for a TD? or had the whistle already been blown?


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 Post subject: Re: Why i hate the "Fail Mary"
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Just curious...when the Falcon that intercepted in the EZ spiked the ball couldn't a Seahawk have pounced on it for a TD? or had the whistle already been blown?


The play was already dead. But in theory, yes, they could have and it would be a TD. Spiking the ball after you intercept it in the end zone is not smart.

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 Post subject: Re: Why i hate the "Fail Mary"
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HUGGY wrote:
Just curious...when the Falcon that intercepted in the EZ spiked the ball couldn't a Seahawk have pounced on it for a TD? or had the whistle already been blown?


The play was already dead. But in theory, yes, they could have and it would be a TD. Spiking the ball after you intercept it in the end zone is not smart.


I would absolutely HATE to win on a crappy technicality like that. If the player had attempted to advance the ball out of the end zone and fumbled it'd be a totally different thing and I would accept the victory with glee and revel in his dismay and embarrassment.

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call was good, what the media minions did with it afterwards was despicable..

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 Post subject: Re: Why i hate the "Fail Mary"
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hawkmanj wrote:
bestfightstory wrote:
Us losing in San Francisco, Miami, Arizona etc gave San Fran a bye.

Our win over the Packers was a moment graced by the football Gods.


This. There is no way losing more games helps us.


This This


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