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The 10 Most Memorable Jaguars Moments
« on: December 09, 2014, 03:00:02 AM »
The 10 Most Memorable Jaguars Moments



It's been a tough year for Jaguars fans but the team appears to be headed in the right direction.  In the meantime, Metro Jacksonville has something to cheer you up. Here's some of the most memorable moments in Jacksonville Jaguar history.

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Re: The 10 Most Memorable Jaguars Moments
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2014, 05:39:44 AM »
Nice list.

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Re: The 10 Most Memorable Jaguars Moments
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2014, 07:31:27 AM »
I'd probably replace the first home win and the first home playoff win with the Altanta game that propelled the Jags into the playoffs (Morten Anderson's missed kick) and the 9-0 Monday Night Football win over the Steelers (the most smashmouth football game the Jags have ever played).

Honorable mentions go to the 98 Jags/Dolphins Monday night game and the 06 Colts/Jags game where the Jags rushed for over 300 yards.

It's always fascinating how many of the great games in Jags history have been against the Steelers. I miss the old division.

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Re: The 10 Most Memorable Jaguars Moments
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2014, 07:36:18 AM »
Sorry, that 62-7 win over the Dolphins is a game I'd like to erase from my memory.  Bad way for the greatest QB to ever play the game, end his career. My tv went off right after that Taylor run. That may have been my worst weekend during my stay in Tallahassee.
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« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2014, 07:45:47 AM »
Ha, my worst weekend was the very next when Tennessee stabbed a knife in my heart that I have still not recovered from.

True story:
Jags were leading at halftime. Despite a Brunell interception in the end zone just before the half, I was confident that this was the year we would go to the Super Bowl. At halftime, I went and got another beer and in line behind me was a travel agent that was talking about putting together Super Bowl trips. I took her card so that I could call her on Monday and do whatever it took to book that trip. My lady friend at the time and I spent the next 10 minutes day dreaming about experiencing this magical moment in time. I was so excited that I didnt even take a sip of that beer.

When Eddie George ripped off that huge run in the second half, I was so disgusted that I threw (my still full) beer on the ground as I knew at that moment: the season, as well as the Super Bowl, was lost.

I still have that business card. I still have the ticket to that game. I still have a picture of that former lady friend and I in line (what they call a 'selfie' in the current parlance of our times). Maybe, I'm just waiting for that feeling to return one more time in life. Maybe I just like torturing myself. Maybe, I'm just a Jags fan.


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Re: The 10 Most Memorable Jaguars Moments
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2014, 07:47:55 AM »
Another honorable mention was the 02 Cleveland game that was lost on an improbable Hail Mary. That game sealed the fate of Tom Coughlin and the Jag's fortunes have never been the same.

Fred Taylor's record breaking performance in Pittsburgh in 2000 is also up there.

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Re: The 10 Most Memorable Jaguars Moments
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2014, 08:47:20 AM »
Living in Chicago during the formative years of the Jaguars there was much press up north wondering how a young expansion team got so close to a Super Bowl so quickly.

Most people were kind of surprised Jax got a franchise to begin with and many asked "where is Jacksonville?" (Even today most people cant locate Jax on a map) Many in Chicago thought Birmingham AL would get the team. After Jax got the franchise most people up north thought it was a Super Bowl thing. Just another warm weather city to have another Super Bowl like Miami and Tampa. After all only one other state has 3  NFL teams and that was New York. (California did at one time)

I remember Jeff Fisher mocking Jacksonville in the press, calling Alltel Stadium his "home away from home" (Ouch).

Even today the perception of Jacksonville as an NFL town outside of Jacksonville is perceived as something of an oddity.

When they hired Gus Bradley, my Seahawk friends called and said "Are the Jags even a serious team?" Of course they are I said...geez.

I just hope that in the next few years they can get the winning ways back and at a minimum, stop the odd perceptions.




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Re: The 10 Most Memorable Jaguars Moments
« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2014, 08:54:13 AM »
Here is the problem as I see it. 

1.We have to make a "quantum leap" to get to be an 8 win team.

2. We have to make another "quantum leap" to get to be a serious playoff contender.

3. We have to do this and hope the entire NFL stays where they are.

4. Other teams will be trying to do the same, not just us.

5. In this atmosphere, what are the chances we can make two huge leaps forward?

6. How long will this take?

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Re: The 10 Most Memorable Jaguars Moments
« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2014, 08:58:34 AM »
Solid list. I would add Morten Anderson's missed field goal.

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Re: The 10 Most Memorable Jaguars Moments
« Reply #9 on: December 09, 2014, 10:00:30 AM »
I'll never forget the sound of honking cars across my entire neighborhood when we beat Denver.

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Re: The 10 Most Memorable Jaguars Moments
« Reply #10 on: December 09, 2014, 10:10:44 AM »
Ha, my worst weekend was the very next when Tennessee stabbed a knife in my heart that I have still not recovered from.

True story:
Jags were leading at halftime. Despite a Brunell interception in the end zone just before the half, I was confident that this was the year we would go to the Super Bowl. At halftime, I went and got another beer and in line behind me was a travel agent that was talking about putting together Super Bowl trips. I took her card so that I could call her on Monday and do whatever it took to book that trip. My lady friend at the time and I spent the next 10 minutes day dreaming about experiencing this magical moment in time. I was so excited that I didnt even take a sip of that beer.

When Eddie George ripped off that huge run in the second half, I was so disgusted that I threw (my still full) beer on the ground as I knew at that moment: the season, as well as the Super Bowl, was lost.

I still have that business card. I still have the ticket to that game. I still have a picture of that former lady friend and I in line (what they call a 'selfie' in the current parlance of our times). Maybe, I'm just waiting for that feeling to return one more time in life. Maybe I just like torturing myself. Maybe, I'm just a Jags fan.


**I'd pay money to kick Jeff Fisher in the junk

Going back to the 67-2 beatdown, my life as a Dolphin fan was forever altered.  Before the beatdown, I was a rose-colored glass wearing Phins fan who went into every season believing it would end a super bowl run.

I felt Elway had finally gotten his rings, so it was Marino's time to ride out in glory. Why not, we had Jimmy back in Miami to work his magic, along with a young Zack Thomas and Jason Taylor anchoring a pretty decent defense. Yes, the running game was suspect but we had Marino...even at 38! Furthermore, there was no Jim Kelly to Thurman Thomas screens to deal with.  All that stood in our way was the Jags. For sure, the old man would eat their secondary alive!

I was really pumped up for that game. It was on my mind all week and the lady friend struggled to compete with AJ's and the fish all year. However, it would be worth it after kicking the Jags ass in Jax and then taking out Tennessee. In my mind, the script had already been written.

Needless to say, after that game (well... 1st Quarter...), things have never been the same. The team has fallen off the deep end of the cliff. Years of people like Ray Lucas being the starting QB or snakes like Nick Saban as the head coach will do that to you. There was a season of excitment with Ricky Williams but that quickly went up in smoke "literally"!

I'm still a huge Dolphin fan but the losses don't make me mad anymore because the Jags sent my expectations to an all time low. It was sort of like telling a kid that Santa Claus isn't real. I used to expect 10-12 wins a year. All that stood in Miami's way was getting through the month of December. Now, I expect 8-8 or 9-7 annually and just missing the wildcard. Thanks Jags! You've made my sports life less stressful.
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Re: The 10 Most Memorable Jaguars Moments
« Reply #11 on: December 09, 2014, 11:21:48 AM »
Here is the problem as I see it. 

1.We have to make a "quantum leap" to get to be an 8 win team.

2. We have to make another "quantum leap" to get to be a serious playoff contender.

3. We have to do this and hope the entire NFL stays where they are.

4. Other teams will be trying to do the same, not just us.

5. In this atmosphere, what are the chances we can make two huge leaps forward?

6. How long will this take?

A year or 2? The giants won the superbowl a few years ago, this year they only have 3 wins, just 1 more than us. Each year every team as the same record to start with.

The Lions have been playing since 1930 and have never even BEEN to the superbowl. These things take time :)
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Re: The 10 Most Memorable Jaguars Moments
« Reply #12 on: December 09, 2014, 01:06:36 PM »
I'll never forget the sound of honking cars across my entire neighborhood when we beat Denver.

Yeah, it was great. I remember after the game, everybody in our neighborhood went outside and celebrated. It was an awesome scene. One I would love to see again.

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Re: The 10 Most Memorable Jaguars Moments
« Reply #13 on: December 09, 2014, 03:46:03 PM »

**I'd pay money to kick Jeff Fisher in the junk

I'd pay money to watch this happen if you get the chance.

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Re: The 10 Most Memorable Jaguars Moments
« Reply #14 on: December 09, 2014, 10:14:59 PM »
Don't forget, we are still suffering from Gene Smith. Our roster got slaughtered by that piss poor excuse of a GM. A stat line that about blew my mind... our final roster of the 2012 season - there are 22 players no longer even on an NFL roster!  Dave Caldwell is almost literally having to build an expansion team without the help of extra picks. We've sucked for so long so the last thing anyone wants to hear is, "this may take some time".  But, we just have to face the music. Gene Smith neutered us.