Your 2014-2015 NFL Playoff Teams and the Classic Rock Bands they Resemble

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by Ryan Meehan

The world as we know it would not look the same without classic rock.  Every day all across this great nation of ours, factories and shops are doing the work that made our country that awesome in the first place.  In the background, usually you will hear classic era rock n’ roll blaring from some type of audio device covered in paint splatters.  That’s because classic rock has helped us continue to export the few things that are still made in the U.S.A.  We all have bands from that era we love, and we are all familiar with most of the bands that made that great music.

So what I’ve decided to do in order to give everybody something a little bit different to start off the new year with.  I’ve went ahead and paired each of the twelve NFL playoff teams with the artists from the classic rock era that I feel they resemble the most.  Before we get started, I want to mention one thing:  You’ll notice that The Beatles are nowhere on this list.  This is for two reasons:  1)  The Beatles are normally not on lists like this one due to the fact that they popularized rock n’ roll, therefore they can’t really be compared to any other classic rock artists; and 2) No NFL teams are currently flawless enough to be The Beatles.  To be perfectly honest with you, I’m not even sure that the Joe Montana-led teams of the eighties were even up to Beatles caliber.  So we aren’t going to be classifying any of these teams at the Fab Four, although shortly thereafter is where we will start off.  These are your 2014-2015 playoff teams and this is the music they make.   Continue reading

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NFL Wild Card Preview 2015‏

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by Ryan Meehan

Wild Card weekend is finally here.  Although we aren’t really going to be treated to four killer match-ups, there are a couple of games which should be well worth the watch.  The most exciting week of playoff football will follow the weekend after, but let’s not get too ahead of ourselves and take a look at what we think will go down in the the Wild Card round of the 2014-2015 NFL season.

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NFL Week Seventeen Wrap-Up

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by Ryan Meehan

The final week of the 2014 NFL season began with many seeds to be determined, and some teams that faced must-win situations and ended up left out of the playoffs.  The ultimate goal is to end up in the stadium in the picture above on February 1st to determine who will be this year’s NFL champion, and only two teams will be vying for that spot on that evening.  Those two teams will come from the pool which has been whittled down to twelve after Sunday’s results.  Well take care of all that in our Wild Card Weekend Preview Piece, but for now we have to take one last look at the other twenty teams so this is what really went down in the final week of the 2014 regular season.

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NFL Week Seventeen Preview

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by Ryan Meehan

The final week of the regular season is finally upon us.  For some teams there are playoff seeds to be arranged, and for others draft picks that will be dependent on assorted tank jobs that will take place on Sunday afternoon.  From time to time here at FOH we take shots at Commissioner Goddell and the NFL higher-ups for some of the poor decisions that they have made over the years.  To be fair, I need to do a better job of giving credit where credit is due.  So I have to say that the way the NFL has arranged these games so that the divisional match-ups occur the final week of the season is brilliant.  The fans wanted it, the teams wanted it, and overall it’s just better for the league.  So props to the NFL suits who were able to arrange every single game this week being a divisional match-up.  It’s a great setup and makes for excellent television.  Don’t get me wrong…they’re not all winners.  Twenty of the teams who play on Sunday will not advance to the postseason, and as we cue the fat lady for them we also take a look at who will advance in our final regular season wrap-up of 2014.

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NFL Week Sixteen Wrap-Up: The Introduction to the Opposite Sketches

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by Ryan Meehan

In the eighties, children’s entertainment was much more sadistic than it is today.  CGI and soft plots dominate an industry that most would agree was quite horrifying at times.  Probably the most bizarre example of the medium at the time was a Canadian show on Nickelodeon called “You Can’t Do That on Television”.  Light years from the kind of children’s programming that you see on this network nowadays, this show was straight fucked.  They actually had a recurring sketch where kids were tied to a pole and narrowly escaped execution by firing squad.  Most of the kids that appeared on this show ended up with irreversible psychological problems or becoming Alanis Morissette (I still haven’t decided which one is worse) and it’s not shocking to see why because it was a dark program.  One of the more popular series of sketches on the show was where a cast member would mention that something was going in an unusually positive direction, and that revelation would be what was called “The Introduction to the Opposites”.   What would follow would be a set of somehow even more disturbing skits where nothing was as it seemed.  I immediately though of this when I realized the Eagles had just blown their shot at a playoff spot by losing to the Redskins.  Could this be a preview of how backwards the playoffs might end up?  While a lot of the year has been chalk reflections of standard expectations, is it possible that once we get into the postseason everything will be flipped on its heads?  It’s not bloody likely, but then again maybe that’s what’s in the burger.  Either way it made for great viewing whether it could be done on television or not, so let’s take a look at what went down in week sixteen of the 2014 NFL season.

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