• Your Official Overreaction Monday Open Thread


    It's that time of the year again. Your team stinks! The sky is falling! Our pet's heads are falling off!

    For one day per year, you get a reprieve. Here's your place to vent. Tell us why your season is officially over. You know, after one game and all.

    You get one shot. Speak now, or forever hold your peace. Until week 1 next year, of course.

    Remember, you're not overreacting, you're just reacting more than you need to.

    Comments 19 Comments
    1. Rich Gapinski's Avatar
      The Bears defense is still as bad. They can't cover or tackle. They did not record ONE quarterback hit. The good play-calling took a dump at the goal line on a key drive. JayJay threw a key pick on another late throw over the middle (which, of course, Aaron Rodgers says will happen when one tries that which, of course, he never does). Robbie Gould won't be that good every week and neither will Matt Forte. For some reason, people think a moral victory counts even if it came with a garbage time touchdown to bring the score with 8... AT HOME. Bears fans are just happy that Rodgers didn't drop 42 in a half. The simple reason for that is that the Packers didn't have the ball that many times in the first half.

      I say this in honor of the Cardinals coming to town, but the Bears are who we thought they were. They aren't good enough to get off the hook, though.
    1. Brian Williams's Avatar
      Memo to Mike Tomlin and Ben Roethlisberger. Football is a timed sport. This ain't baseball.

      Oh, and it doesn't matter how good the front 7 looks if you can't even pretend to try and cover the opposing team's best 2 players on the back end. Especially when those players are Rob Gronkowski and Julian Edelman.

      You're not supposed to lose to good teams, you're supposed to lose to the Raiders.
    1. Brian Williams's Avatar
      Oh, and not a fandom thing, just a random fact.

      Peyton Manning is done.
    1. Rich Gapinski's Avatar
      Quote Originally Posted by Brian Williams View Post
      Oh, and not a fandom thing, just a random fact.

      Peyton Manning is done.
      The theory that Manning died three years ago and FrankenManning is slowly losing his kinetic energy after the initial electrocution is alive and well. Fun paradox.
    1. Brian Williams's Avatar
      I'm sorry, for a moment I thought this was the perfectly reasonable reaction thread.
    1. Patrick Sullivan's Avatar
      The Lions should direct snap to Ameer Abdullah and have him run a jet sweep to Megatron about 37 times a game. That way our two best offensive weapons would at least see the damn ball.
    1. ScottDCP's Avatar
      Buffalo's defense is overrated. Their DBs knocked literally 11 passes out of the hands of receivers. That is not a sustainable yield. They only got pressure against a ****ty offensive l8ne early and with blitzes. The 4 man rush is just noise. The linebackers cannot cover a good tight end, or Co by Fleener. Darby sucks.

      The offense is predictable. The offensive line is average. The QB runs too m7ch to stayhealthy. LeSean MCCoy runs to the side line really fast. The receivers are always 8njured. Charles Clay is good but no Gronk. Fred Jackson is out with the hippies.
    1. iwatt's Avatar
      The OL is a shambles and can't pass protect, and is going to get Jay Jay decapitated in those middle of the field scrambles.

      Jared Allen and Pernell McPhee acount for about 80% of the defense salaqry cap and accounted for 0 hits.

      Kyle Fuller is a walking PI machine who consistently got beat by every WR the Packers sent.
    1. Brian Williams's Avatar
      Oh, and Brandon Boykin doesn't know why he didn't play either.

      (I had a link, but it was apparently subscription only).
    1. Patrick Sullivan's Avatar


      Originally posted by: Brandon Cosio (Facebook)

      Post 49er game

      I'm seeing a lot of comments talking bad about the 49er fans without actually knowing what happened, so....

      Here's the full story:
      The Viking fan in the video and a 49er fan NOT in the video were talking smack to each other, getting into each others faces. A lot of fans from both sides were telling both people to stop and just walk to their cars. The Viking fan shoved his wife into a barrier to try to get to the 49er fan, then at that point the 49er fan walked away from the situation and that's when the Viking fan may have got a little cocky. The Viking fan turned around and addressed everyone behind him (mostly 49er fans). He said " what's up, any of you ****ers want some?!" At that point everyone went silent for 2 seconds then as the Viking fan was turning around to walk away, the 49er fan in the black (at the beginning of the video who threw the first punch) tackled him to the ground. That's where the video starts.

      Here's my quick opinion:
      Don't talk **** like that in enemy territory...he instigated the whole entire situation. Sure the 49er fans may have gone a little too far, but when you poke your chest out asking "who wants it" you're going to get it

      I would like to add to this story:
      ZERO cops were on the scene. ZERO. Santa Clara Police Department were no where to be found. Hopefully they can show up and arrest the parties in this video. Also give recognition to the security guard in the yellow jacket who was first on the scene, brave man getting in the middle of that brawl.
    1. Patrick Sullivan's Avatar
      They went "a little too far", huh?

      Gimme a break.

      Stay classy, indeed.
    1. Amy's Avatar
      And yet somehow the world wide leader in sports missed this fan brawl. A fan brawl that happened at a game they were doing.

      Kinda makes you say hmmmm.
    1. Matt Kocsan's Avatar
      ...can I still post my overreactions, or do I have to be lucid now?
    1. Amy's Avatar
      Overall, I liked the games I watched this weekend.

      I wish the Jags had finished painting the helmets over the offseason. The half gold, half matte black is icky. Cam needs people who can catch.

      Tennessee looked good. Tampa not so much.

      Philly annoyed me by not covering Julio and costing me a fantasy loss by 2 points!

      Worst calls of the year so far (I'll try to do this every week, and it will only factor in the games I see). In future weeks, I'll note the week, too.

      #3: Cowboys vs Giants: McBride picks Romo after a clean hit by Meriweather sends the ball into the air. He clearly steps out out at the one, right in front of the side judge. The official has no one blocking his view, is looking at McBride's feet and, yet, somehow, calls TD. Overturned on review.

      #2: Panthers vs Jags: A Jag DE comes around on a pass rush. The Panther tackle grabs his facemask, rips his helmet off, grabs his jersey, then tosses him to the ground. No flag on one of the most blatant 'hands to the face' you'll ever see.

      #1: Cowboys vs Giants (again! Go Bill Vinovich)! In the 3rd quarter, on I think 3rd down, Romo throws to the endzone. Incomplete. However, Dominique Rogers-Cromartie is called for Pass Interference. Replay clearly shows that there was no contact at all, and the ref who threw the flag had a clear line of sight. First and goal, Cowboys, at the 1. Huge play and a very wrong call.

      (I considered the imaginary hold on Kiko Alonso last night that negated a turnover, and the lack of a Pacman Jones ejection. But, Pacman was flagged and I think the imaginary PI in Cowboys/Giants was a worse call).
    1. Patrick Sullivan's Avatar
      Bombs away, Matt.
    1. Hoser's Avatar
      This seems like as good a place as any.
      I'm tempted to get excited about last night's performance but I'll pump the brakes and wait for a slightly larger sample size. However, the Niners did look decidedly competent. Down right feisty even. Running the ball and playing defense lead to good things...huh...who woulda guessed it?
      I especially liked the tempo of the offense. On many possessions they weren't even huddling. I LOVE that. The delay of games the past few years were excruciating.
      The bubbas up front were not the hot mess that I was expecting. Big, aggressive, fast. It wasn't a revolving door to Kaeper.
      Speaking of...I thought Kaeper did pretty well. He didn't set the world on fire but he didn't make any mistakes either. And he took a monster hit and bounced right back up.
      I loved the play calling. A run heavy offense is what they do best. Bringing in the "Jumbo" package is something I've been hoping for for the past 2 seasons. And I love, love, love Carlos Hyde. Gore will always have a place in my heart but MY GAWD Hyde destroyed the Vikings all night. I wasn't too happy about carries #23, 24, 25 & 26. The game was in hand. Let the Aussie take those hits. Speaking of...bummer of a debut. I'm certain he'll bounce back.
      The defense looked stout. Lot's of pressure and they shut down one of the very best RB's in the league. Aaron Lynch is making everyone forget about Aldon Smith. Big, strong, fast and tough. I heart him.
      All in all...it is a solid start. Maybe they won't be a dumpster fire this year. We'll see.
    1. iwatt's Avatar
      Quote Originally Posted by Hoser View Post
      This seems like as good a place as any.
      I'm tempted to get excited about last night's performance but I'll pump the brakes and wait for a slightly larger sample size. However, the Niners did look decidedly competent. Down right feisty even. Running the ball and playing defense lead to good things...huh...who woulda guessed it?
      I especially liked the tempo of the offense. On many possessions they weren't even huddling. I LOVE that. The delay of games the past few years were excruciating.
      The bubbas up front were not the hot mess that I was expecting. Big, aggressive, fast. It wasn't a revolving door to Kaeper.
      Speaking of...I thought Kaeper did pretty well. He didn't set the world on fire but he didn't make any mistakes either. And he took a monster hit and bounced right back up.
      I loved the play calling. A run heavy offense is what they do best. Bringing in the "Jumbo" package is something I've been hoping for for the past 2 seasons. And I love, love, love Carlos Hyde. Gore will always have a place in my heart but MY GAWD Hyde destroyed the Vikings all night. I wasn't too happy about carries #23, 24, 25 & 26. The game was in hand. Let the Aussie take those hits. Speaking of...bummer of a debut. I'm certain he'll bounce back.
      The defense looked stout. Lot's of pressure and they shut down one of the very best RB's in the league. Aaron Lynch is making everyone forget about Aldon Smith. Big, strong, fast and tough. I heart him.
      All in all...it is a solid start. Maybe they won't be a dumpster fire this year. We'll see.
      Kaep still has the most amazing fastball in the game.
    1. Hoser's Avatar
      Quote Originally Posted by iwatt View Post
      Kaep still has the most amazing fastball in the game.
      I was listening to the SF local morning show today and they had on Mariucci.
      He said that Kaeper has the fastest fastball he has ever seen. The host then reminded him of Jim Drunkenmiller at which point Mooch conceded that even Kaeper doesn't hold a candle to Drunk-on-Miller. Crazy!
      I thought Kaeper did a nice job of easing up a bit and having a little touch. Progress.
    1. Hoser's Avatar
      Quote Originally Posted by Patrick Sullivan View Post
      They went "a little too far", huh?

      Gimme a break.

      Stay classy, indeed.
      Ludicrous and shamefully adolescent.
      For what it's worth, to me, this is further evidence for the decriminalization of cannabis. If those guys were high instead of drunk I predict a much different confrontation.