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  • Happy New Years


    I just wanted to take a moment to wish everyone on staff and on the boards at theHogs.net a Happy New Year! Here’s hoping you and yours get everything you need for a happy and successful 2011!

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    2010 Hognostications Week 14


    Congratulations go out to our week 13 hognostications winner, Countertrey, with a 13-3 record! Rounding out the top 4 are: SAP_Pete, Deadskins and DesertSkin with a 12-4 record. Congrats everyone!!! Read the rest of this entry »

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    Hognostications Week 13


    Congratulations to our week 12 winner, TincoSkin, with an 11-5 record. Rounding out the top 7 were: DesertSkin, RiC, jeremyroyce, Justice Hog, MDSKINSFAN and tribeofjudah each with the same 11-5 record. Great job everyone!! Read the rest of this entry »

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    2010 Hognostications Week 12


    Congratulations to our week 11 winner Justice Hog with a 15-1 record! Rounding out the top 5 were: Mursilis at 15-1, Hoss , SAP_Pete and KazooSkinsFan each with 14-2. Congratulations guys!!! Read the rest of this entry »

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    2010 Hognostications Week 11


    Congratulations to our week 10 winner vwoodzpusha with an impressive 9-5 record. Rounding out the top 3 were SAP_Pete and REDEEMEDSKIN with an 8-6 record. Congrats fellas!! Read the rest of this entry »

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    2010 Hognostications Week 10


    Congratulations goes out to yours truly for winning the week 9 hognostications with a record of 12-1. Rounding out the top 5 were MDSKINSFAN, Deadskins, KazooSkinsFan and Countertrey with a very impressive 11-2 record. Congrats everyone!!! Read the rest of this entry »

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    2010 Hognostications Week 9


    Congratulations to our week 8 hognostications winner frankcal20 with an impressive 9-4 record! Rounding out the top 3 were SkinsJock and ChrisHanburger with a respectable 8-5 record. Congrats guys!! Read the rest of this entry »

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    Rule Tinkering… Bad for Football


    This is NOT about the Redskins loss to the Detroit Lions… they did not deserve to win that game… while there were bad calls that influenced the outcome, a good team does not let the game fall into the hands of the officials to begin with.

    It’s probably happened for much of the league’s history, but sometime, probably in the early 70′s, the league decided that NFL offenses needed help.  Rather than waiting for the coaching form of natural selection to slowly work it’s evolutionary magic, the league decided to ban the bump and run technique that had begun to shut down many NFL passing attacks.  They knocked over a domino that began a chain reaction of increasingly complicated and situationally specific rule changes designed to increase scoring by hamstringing defenses. 

    I think it’s responsible for the incredibly complicated situation that NFL game officials find themselves in today… resulting in incredible inconsistency of officiating, missed calls, bad calls, blown calls… many of which are changing the outcomes of games. 

    Natural selection works in building coaching philosophies… there is forever a swinging pendulum of offensive dominance, to defensive dominance, and back again… the league erred in attempting to disrupt that swinging pendulum… and made a huge mess of the lot of the NFL Official…

    Want to fix it? BACK OFF… make tactics such as bump and run legal again… let the brilliant offensive coaching minds figure out how to beat it…

    They figured out how to beat the Tampa 2 without league help…

    The NFL needs to simply stop tinkering… let the game be the game.  The product that was on NFL fields in 1970 may not have been of the “quality” of the teams taking the fields today… but the game was a whole lot more pure… and officials made fewer mistakes… because their rulebook was simple…  clean… uncomplicated.

    HTTR

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    2010 Hognostications Week 8


    Congratulations to our week 7 hognostications winner Countertrey with a solid 12-2 record!! REDEEMEDSKIN and TeeterSalad round out the top 3 with an 11-3 record. Great job fellas!! Read the rest of this entry »

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    2010 Hognostications Week 7


    Congratulations to our week 6 hognostication winner TincoSkin with a very impressive record of 13-1. After taking week 2 off Tinco is only 8 points away from the top spot……very impressive! Read the rest of this entry »

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