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Showtime100
12-19-2011, 08:05 PM
Steelers and Niners at the Stick. Two old school franchises playing in an old school stadium. We might even see some dirt and mud and stuff tonight.

That said, I'm pulling for the Niners (My 2nd team, wife's 1st team, and as a Texan it's not even close there) and if I'm a real Niner fan I hope the improbable theme of this week continues tonight.

http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r65/ShowtimeN15580/Emoticons%20II/sf491.gif

drs23
12-19-2011, 08:08 PM
Steelers and Niners at the Stick. Two old school franchises playing in an old school stadium. We might even see some dirt and mud and stuff tonight.

That said, I'm pulling for the Niners (My 2nd team, wife's 1st team, and as a Texan it's not even close there) and if I'm a real Niner fan I hope the improbable theme of this week continues tonight.

http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r65/ShowtimeN15580/Emoticons%20II/sf491.gif

Roger that. Go 9ers!

Showtime100
12-19-2011, 08:31 PM
This just in......

Old school electrical work at Candlestick too. Power outage (no earthquake) will cause a delay.

I hope there really is no earthquake. :eek:

EDIT: Looked like a transformer blew. Film at eleven. Santa Clara, here they come.

GlassHalfFull
12-19-2011, 08:35 PM
That was cool to see. Everything just went black.

Definitely a transformer, you could see it blow.

Showtime100
12-19-2011, 08:37 PM
That was cool to see. Everything just went black.

Definitely a transformer, you could see it blow.

I missed that replay, Donna said it was cool.

I'll bet ESPN is glad they used real aerial coverage tonight...lol.

JPPT1974
12-19-2011, 08:42 PM
It's no wonder that SF says that all these days, they need a new stadium. Well sooner may come better as Candlestick or whatever it is called Park, is falling apart.

Drew_Smoke
12-19-2011, 08:44 PM
FILO Balloons never die! They just float on...

TexanSam
12-19-2011, 08:45 PM
Steelers and Niners at the Stick. Two old school franchises playing in an old school stadium. We might even see some dirt and mud and stuff tonight.


Got that right lol. I'm sure the Niners can't wait to get the hell outta Candlestick to their new digs in Santa Clara.

Here's the video of the power going out. Looks cool.
http://deadspin.com/5869551/when-the-lights-go-down-in-the-city

http://gif.mocksession.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/ZOMG-TRANSFORMER.gif

Showtime100
12-19-2011, 08:53 PM
Got that right lol. I'm sure the Niners can't wait to get the hell outta Candlestick to their new digs in Santa Clara.

Here's the video of the power going out. Looks cool.
http://deadspin.com/5869551/when-the-lights-go-down-in-the-city

http://gif.mocksession.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/ZOMG-TRANSFORMER.gif

Cool. Damn, that was quick work dude!

TexanSam
12-19-2011, 08:55 PM
Cool. Damn, that was quick work dude!

Wish I could say I made it. Some dude I follow on twitter always has gifs of football stuff happening at the moment it happens. He's awesome.

Showtime100
12-19-2011, 09:07 PM
Wow. San Fran with the pick in the endzone. Good deal, those missed open field tackles looked like the 2010 Texans.

BullBlitz
12-19-2011, 09:09 PM
Steelers and Niners at the Stick. Two old school franchises playing in an old school stadium. We might even see some dirt and mud and stuff tonight.

That said, I'm pulling for the Niners (My 2nd team, wife's 1st team, and as a Texan it's not even close there) and if I'm a real Niner fan I hope the improbable theme of this week continues tonight.

http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r65/ShowtimeN15580/Emoticons%20II/sf491.gif

I'm pulling for the Steelers tonight. Would like them to have the top seed so we get to play there if both teams make it that far.

Showtime100
12-19-2011, 09:14 PM
I'm pulling for the Steelers tonight. Would like them to have the top seed so we get to play there if both teams make it that far.

I don't get that, but cool. Personally, I have seen enough Houston playoff losses in Pittsburgh for one lifetime. :D

brakos82
12-19-2011, 09:18 PM
I don't get that, but cool. Personally, I have seen enough Houston playoff losses in Pittsburgh for one lifetime. :D

QFT. They can come here for once.

TexanSam
12-19-2011, 09:19 PM
I'm pulling for the Steelers tonight. Would like them to have the top seed so we get to play there if both teams make it that far.

What? Really? If there's any place I don't want to play in the playoffs, it would be the Steelers in their house.

Showtime100
12-19-2011, 09:21 PM
What? Really? If there's any place I don't want to play in the playoffs, it would be the Steelers in their house.

Yeah, I'm still scratching my head as to why any fan of any team would prefer a playoff game anywhere but in their own house.

Showtime100
12-19-2011, 09:37 PM
Man, Vernon Davis just got a 1st down all on his own.

3-0 SF 13:00 2nd.

TexanSam
12-19-2011, 09:39 PM
Alex Smith has to make that throw to Crabtree. Doubt the Niners get many more chances like that.

TexanSam
12-19-2011, 09:44 PM
Power went out again.

Showtime100
12-19-2011, 09:46 PM
I wonder how AT&T Park feels about football for a couple of years...lol.

brakos82
12-19-2011, 09:47 PM
Power went out again.

:lol:

Wolf
12-19-2011, 09:51 PM
Lol ditka mumbling

TexanSam
12-19-2011, 09:52 PM
I wonder how AT&T Park feels about football for a couple of years...lol.

I googled "AT&T Park 49ers" to see if it that had ever been proposed and the first link came to this doozy of a post from the Niners message board. LOL. Even the title of the thread is pretty funny.

Why not float a stadium up to AT&T Park?

http://forums.49ers.com/messageboard/showthread.php?t=40396

They could float a type of cruise ship up to the right field wall with suites and stands for around 25,000. You could design it to have it extend out to connect to the top and bottom right field walkways . Building something like that would be a lot cheaper, the stadium would then hold over 65,000, and you could tug boat it in and out for games and maintenance. All you would need is an old hull, seats, vending and bathrooms. You got Bart, CalTrans and parking that works for 43,000+ already in place.
Besides having the dirt infield to deal with through October and the baseball seats being too low to the ground the first few rows, why it no work?

Showtime100
12-19-2011, 09:52 PM
That really screws up a game unlike, say, baseball delays. How is Ben ankle when he comes back? Is Pittsburgh's D getting a good rest, the bastards?

Just completely screws the flow right up. 1st quarter /halftime/ 2nd quarter /halftime/ 2nd half, hopefully without interruption.

Showtime100
12-19-2011, 09:54 PM
I googled "AT&T Park 49ers" to see if it that had ever been proposed and the first link came to this doozy of a post from the Niners message board. LOL. Even the title of the thread is pretty funny.

Why not float a stadium up to AT&T Park?

http://forums.49ers.com/messageboard/showthread.php?t=40396

Oh my God that was funny..:lol:

Wolf
12-19-2011, 10:02 PM
Harrison's tweet :lol:

If he can't play than no one can play. Light out!

TexanSam
12-19-2011, 10:04 PM
My prediction. Steelers are down 24-20 and get the ball with 2 minutes left in the 4th. They drive down the field and are in position to score as time expires. Just as Roethlisberger goes back to throw the final pass, power conveniently goes out again. Niners win.

Showtime100
12-19-2011, 10:07 PM
Damn, Ben couldn't outrun my grandmother (RIP) tonight.

Wolf
12-19-2011, 10:16 PM
Everyone is either great or next up and coming to gruden :lol:

brakos82
12-19-2011, 10:18 PM
Everyone is either great or next up and coming to gruden :lol:

"David Carr is a great, up and coming QB. Look how he checks down to the running back on every play!"

StarStruck
12-19-2011, 10:27 PM
I don't get that, but cool. Personally, I have seen enough Houston playoff losses in Pittsburgh for one lifetime. :D

Sounds like a lot of confidence in the Texans. Personally, I wouldn't want the Texans playing in Pittsburgh for any game that counts.

Showtime100
12-19-2011, 10:35 PM
Sounds like a lot of confidence in the Texans. Personally, I wouldn't want the Texans playing in Pittsburgh for any game that counts.

Well, I don't thing that means I don't have faith. I have confidence in the Texans. I don't think me prefering Pittsburgh at home in the playoffs has anything to do with how much confidence I have for the team. It's a fact home field means a lot in Pittsburgh with January weather.

Showtime100
12-19-2011, 10:51 PM
This from the Niners board....

The high throws make me pee a little in my pants.

:spit: Yep, the recievers too.

JimBaker488
12-19-2011, 11:04 PM
They got a real Bush-league operation there in CandleStick Park.

Showtime100
12-19-2011, 11:08 PM
They got a real Bush-league operation there in CandleStick Park.

All I know is this. ABC and ESPN are partners so I'm sure they can get it. If I'm the producer of this game I have a Don Meredith "Turn Out The Lights" rendition spooled up and ready to go when the decisive play of the game is made. :kingkong:

brakos82
12-19-2011, 11:26 PM
Well, now the 49ers are playing, shall I say it... lights out.

Showtime100
12-19-2011, 11:29 PM
Well, now the 49ers are playing, shall I say it... lights out.

Those refs are in the dark. :kingkong:

astros44
12-19-2011, 11:43 PM
Just a quick question here- would it benefit Houston more for Pitt or the niners to win? I assume 49ers, because then if Baltimore loses one more and we win out, we'd have the first round bye? But I don't know how the AFC/NFC opponent thing works, so I could be wrong here.

ThaShark316
12-19-2011, 11:50 PM
I remember when some Texans fans didn't want Aldon Smith.

Showtime100
12-19-2011, 11:52 PM
Just a quick question here- would it benefit Houston more for Pitt or the niners to win? I assume 49ers, because then if Baltimore loses one more and we win out, we'd have the first round bye? But I don't know how the AFC/NFC opponent thing works, so I could be wrong here.

Pittsburgh is the AFC team sporting a 10-3 record. Pittsburgh is the team we need to see go down.

astros44
12-19-2011, 11:58 PM
Pittsburgh is the AFC team sporting a 10-3 record. Pittsburgh is the team we need to see go down.

But even if Pitt goes down and Houston, Pittsburgh, and Baltimore win out, NE obviously has first seed and Baltimore 2nd, because of their win vs Houston and tiebreakers with Pitt, right? So 3rd is Houston, 4th is the west winner, and Pitt becomes 5th. Only way we get the bye is if Pitt and Baltimore lose one more, which Baltimore is unlikely to do. I'm just a little confused because Fox said the Texans were the number 1 seed before this week, but I don't see how that would be true if Baltimore had the same record, and beat us in the reg. season.

brakos82
12-20-2011, 12:01 AM
But even if Pitt goes down and Houston, Pittsburgh, and Baltimore win out, NE obviously has first seed and Baltimore 2nd, because of their win vs Houston and tiebreakers with Pitt, right? So 3rd is Houston, 4th is the west winner, and Pitt becomes 5th. Only way we get the bye is if Pitt and Baltimore lose one more, which Baltimore is unlikely to do. I'm just a little confused because Fox said the Texans were the number 1 seed before this week, but I don't see how that would be true if Baltimore had the same record, and beat us in the reg. season.

For this week we're locked into #3 seed whoever wins tonight... but over the next 2 weeks depending on other games, a PIT win tonight does us no good at all, while if PIT wins the division, we have a tie-breaker on them if we finish with the same record.

Showtime100
12-20-2011, 12:01 AM
But even if Pitt goes down and Houston, Pittsburgh, and Baltimore win out, NE obviously has first seed and Baltimore 2nd, because of their win vs Houston and tiebreakers with Pitt, right? So 3rd is Houston, 4th is the west winner, and Pitt becomes 5th. Only way we get the bye is if Pitt and Baltimore lose one more, which Baltimore is unlikely to do. I'm just a little confused because Fox said the Texans were the number 1 seed before this week, but I don't see how that would be true if Baltimore had the same record, and beat us in the reg. season.

Ok, imagine what it would be like if Pittsburgh wins. Sucks for Houston, no? We - need - any - contender - in - the - AFC - to - go - down. There's still two games left man. The season isn't over. Seeds are still there for the taking.

astros44
12-20-2011, 12:06 AM
Ok, imagine what it would be like if Pittsburgh wins. Sucks for Houston, no? We - need - any - contender - in - the - AFC - to - go - down. There's still two games left man. The season isn't over. Seeds are still there for the taking.

I realize Pitt losing would be good, lol. What I'm confused by is how were we the number 1 seed coming into this week if we had the same record as Baltimore, yet we lost to them? I know we'll be locked as seed 3 no matter what, and I know a PITT loss and a Baltimore loss means Houston is 2nd seed if they win out. I'm just going through all the scenarios. I think we'll be fine even as the third seed. Jets, Raiders, Bengals, I think they can take them all in Reliant.

paycheck71
12-20-2011, 12:06 AM
But even if Pitt goes down and Houston, Pittsburgh, and Baltimore win out, NE obviously has first seed and Baltimore 2nd, because of their win vs Houston and tiebreakers with Pitt, right? So 3rd is Houston, 4th is the west winner, and Pitt becomes 5th. Only way we get the bye is if Pitt and Baltimore lose one more, which Baltimore is unlikely to do. I'm just a little confused because Fox said the Texans were the number 1 seed before this week, but I don't see how that would be true if Baltimore had the same record, and beat us in the reg. season.

For us to get better than the 3rd seed, we need to win out, and have either BAL or NE to lose one more game. We do not control our own destiny when it comes to the bye week. In multi team tie break scenarios things are not as obvious as they may seem. If at the end of the season there is a 4 way tie at the top of AFC with HOU, NE, BAL, and PIT all at 12-4, the Texans would have the #1 seed. There are at least a couple of more recent active threads discussing it in detail, if you're interested.

astros44
12-20-2011, 12:07 AM
For us to get better than the 3rd seed, we need to win out, and have either BAL or NE to lose one more game. We do not control our own destiny when it comes to the bye week. In multi team tie break scenarios things are not as obvious as they may seem. If at the end of the season there is a 4 way tie at the top of AFC with HOU, NE, BAL, and PIT all at 12-4, the Texans would have the #1 seed. There are at least a couple of more recent active threads discussing it in detail, if you're interested.

This totally clears up my question; four way tie means Texans have the top seed. Thank you.

Showtime100
12-20-2011, 12:10 AM
Sorry dude, I'm better at answering questions when a game isn't on. :)

TD
12-20-2011, 12:11 AM
For this week we're locked into #3 seed whoever wins tonight... but over the next 2 weeks depending on other games, a PIT win tonight does us no good at all, while if PIT wins the division, we have a tie-breaker on them if we finish with the same record.

Why? Houston has a better conference record than Pitt or Baltimore.

NVM I see Its h2h.

dream_team
12-20-2011, 12:11 AM
Aldon Smith is looking like the real deal. I wonder how much truth there is to the Texans wanting him if he fell to them?

brakos82
12-20-2011, 12:13 AM
Why? Houston has a better conference record than Pitt or Baltimore.

Tonight. We're still a game behind of NE, BAL beat us earlier, hence #3 seed.

astros44
12-20-2011, 12:13 AM
Why? Houston has a better conference record than Pitt or Baltimore.

But we lost to Baltimore. So we need pitt to lose (which is happening now), but that assumes Pitt and Baltimore are BOTH 12-4, as are we. But THAT means Baltimore has the division, because they have the tiebreaker over PITT. And that means NE and Baltimore get those byes, because Baltimore's 12-4 becomes stronger than ours.

On the other hand, if Baltimore finished say 11-5 and Steelers 12-4, well that is the only way the Steelers would take the divison and thus we would get the bye because our 12-4 is stronger than Pittsburgh.

Carr Bombed
12-20-2011, 12:15 AM
Aldon Smith is looking like the real deal. I wonder how much truth there is to the Texans wanting him if he fell to them?

Supposedly he was their #1 player on the board at that pick. Wade Phillips can identify good defensive talent. I hope he finds us even more players in next years draft.

What's up with Brandon Harris though? That guy has been a ghost all season. Sometimes I forget he's even on the team.

TexanSam
12-20-2011, 12:15 AM
Man, Aldon Smith is awesome. Brooks Reed has been great this year, but damn Smith would have looked good in a Texans uni.

And Max Starks has just been abused all game. If Roethlisberger can't move around like he normally does in the playoffs, I don't know if the Steelers are gonna go very far. Their pass protection has just been awful. I think Roethlisberger extending plays kinda hid the fact that the Steelers offensive line just isn't very good.

JCTexan
12-20-2011, 03:07 AM
For us to get better than the 3rd seed, we need to win out, and have either BAL or NE to lose one more game. We do not control our own destiny when it comes to the bye week. In multi team tie break scenarios things are not as obvious as they may seem. If at the end of the season there is a 4 way tie at the top of AFC with HOU, NE, BAL, and PIT all at 12-4, the Texans would have the #1 seed. There are at least a couple of more recent active threads discussing it in detail, if you're interested.

This. All Houston needs right now is winning out and one New England loss to get the #1 seed in the AFC. Because it would be a three-way tie at the top between Baltimore, New England & Houston head-2-head does not come into play. Houston would therefore hold the tiebreaker based on Conference Record.

IDEXAN
12-20-2011, 07:08 AM
Suffice it to say, I seriously doubt that ESPN will be bringing its MNF show back to SanFran again anytime soon until they get that new stadium built.
And with Big Ben only a "shadow" of his normal self, it's another example of how much a teams regular QB means to its chances of winning.