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« Reply #3780 on: August 06, 2012, 01:37:41 AM »

Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

Better than losing an ear I suppose.  angel

Also, they should have an NBA backcourt type rule in soccer. It's frustrating watching the team in possession of the ball kick it 10 times to each other at mid-field and then kick it halfway across the playing surface back to their own goal keeper. Then they start over. What the heck?

YOU READ MY MIND! I've been getting really frustrated at all the clock shaving going on with all this noodling in the backcourt during the Olympic soccer matches. It is both so boring and obvious too..

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« Reply #3781 on: August 06, 2012, 03:24:28 PM »

One thing I would change in each sport if I could:

Football: Give both teams at least one possession in overtime.
Baseball: Manager can ask for one instant replay review per game.
Hockey: Make overtime in regular season a full period.
Soccer: Mentioned above.

Basketball: Penalize for flops.

Why the hell do you need overtime in the regular season...? Americans...
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« Reply #3782 on: August 09, 2012, 07:43:40 PM »

One thing I would change in each sport if I could:

Football: Give both teams at least one possession in overtime.
Baseball: Manager can ask for one instant replay review per game.
Hockey: Make overtime in regular season a full period.
Soccer: Mentioned above.

Basketball: Penalize for flops.

Why the hell do you need overtime in the regular season...? Americans...

If you are referring to hockey, it's cause shootouts rock all  Grin If you are referring to soccer, when I said "mentioned above" I was referring to my previous post when I mentioned having a rule about going over and back across the half-way point of the playing surface.
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« Reply #3783 on: August 09, 2012, 07:44:04 PM »

Let's go Pens!

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« Reply #3784 on: August 09, 2012, 09:04:10 PM »

"They did a nice job at matriculating the ball downfield" - Coach Mike Tomlin

Did I hear that?
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« Reply #3785 on: August 09, 2012, 09:30:00 PM »

One thing I would change in each sport if I could:

Football: Give both teams at least one possession in overtime.
Baseball: Manager can ask for one instant replay review per game.
Hockey: Make overtime in regular season a full period.
Soccer: Mentioned above.

Basketball: Penalize for flops.

Why the hell do you need overtime in the regular season...? Americans...

Uh oh. Be careful about daring to critcize anything about America on this forum. Wink


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« Reply #3787 on: August 09, 2012, 10:30:33 PM »

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Manning played one possession in the preseason opener against the Chicago Bears on Thursday and got intercepted near the end zone.
http://sports.yahoo.com/news/manning-uneven-first-appearance-broncos-012544665--nfl.html

I hope this is a sign for things to come.
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« Reply #3788 on: August 10, 2012, 12:17:53 AM »

One thing I would change in each sport if I could:

Football: Give both teams at least one possession in overtime.
Baseball: Manager can ask for one instant replay review per game.
Hockey: Make overtime in regular season a full period.
Soccer: Mentioned above.

Basketball: Penalize for flops.

Why the hell do you need overtime in the regular season...? Americans...

If you are referring to hockey, it's cause shootouts rock all  Grin If you are referring to soccer, when I said "mentioned above" I was referring to my previous post when I mentioned having a rule about going over and back across the half-way point of the playing surface.
shootouts are a disgrace to the sport, and take away the purity of the game by taking a team sport and making it based on one player. you play a game, not a skills competition(which is what a shootout is)
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« Reply #3789 on: August 10, 2012, 12:34:30 AM »

One thing I would change in each sport if I could:

Football: Give both teams at least one possession in overtime.
Baseball: Manager can ask for one instant replay review per game.
Hockey: Make overtime in regular season a full period.
Soccer: Mentioned above.

Basketball: Penalize for flops.

Why the hell do you need overtime in the regular season...? Americans...

Uh oh. Be careful about daring to critcize anything about America on this forum. Wink


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YOu do have your rights to continue in your ways, but you also have duties to this country which apparently aren't important to you, so please, change, and i mean really freakin' CHANGE, or get the frik out.


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« Reply #3790 on: August 10, 2012, 01:28:44 AM »

Let's go Pens!



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« Reply #3791 on: August 10, 2012, 01:28:45 AM »

One thing I would change in each sport if I could:

Football: Give both teams at least one possession in overtime.
Baseball: Manager can ask for one instant replay review per game.
Hockey: Make overtime in regular season a full period.
Soccer: Mentioned above.

Basketball: Penalize for flops.

Why the hell do you need overtime in the regular season...? Americans...

Uh oh. Be careful about daring to critcize anything about America on this forum. Wink


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True that, some tend to be a bit over-sensitive.  Wink

I just think some sports don't need over-time in the regular season, while some do.
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« Reply #3792 on: August 10, 2012, 01:28:45 AM »

One thing I would change in each sport if I could:

Football: Give both teams at least one possession in overtime.
Baseball: Manager can ask for one instant replay review per game.
Hockey: Make overtime in regular season a full period.
Soccer: Mentioned above.

Basketball: Penalize for flops.

Why the hell do you need overtime in the regular season...? Americans...

Uh oh. Be careful about daring to critcize anything about America on this forum. Wink


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Gebre, get off your freakin' high horse, honestly. Everytime you say something and disagrees with you, it is always because of the other person, because noooo, the all mighty Gebre can never be wrong, and every time someone calls you out on your BS, you are always like"opps, whopsies freakin' doo, ill make a post that makes it look like i apologize, but really, ill contiue with the way that i am acting, because I am perfectly all around" seriously, this freakin' false humility you put on is worse than arrogance. at least with arrogance, you know, and I know, that you are full of yourself, and can respond in kind. You are also a freakin' hypocrite for another, claiming to love your South, but yet blasting america every damn chance you get, calling it Babylon. Welp, you hate it here so much, then get the frik out. At the very least, TRY to change it, instead of hiding in your little hellhole in redneck cousin freakin' mississippi.

YOu do have your rights to continue in your ways, but you also have duties to this country which apparently aren't important to you, so please, change, and i mean really freakin' CHANGE, or get the frik out.


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Gebre was obviously joking. It's people like YOU who bother me, you folkes always want to attack him, and he always means well. Atleast he fights and stands up for what he believes in.



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« Reply #3793 on: August 10, 2012, 04:42:09 PM »

Mathieu Dismissed From Football Team

"BATON ROUGE -- Tyrann Mathieu has been dismissed from the LSU football team for violation of team policy, head coach Les Miles announced on Friday."

I know Mathieu, and what he did, trust me, it warranted a dismissal.

http://www.lsusports.net/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=205576641
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« Reply #3794 on: August 10, 2012, 05:39:24 PM »

Dwight Howard headed to Lakers

Dwight Howard got his wish: He's out of Orlando.

The All-Star center was traded Friday to the Los Angeles Lakers, the last act of his long, drawn-out departure from the Magic. It took four teams, 12 players, five draft picks and countless rounds of talks with different clubs to get done, but it finally was completed Friday after the NBA reviewed and approved the deal...
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« Reply #3795 on: August 11, 2012, 12:14:21 AM »

Mathieu Dismissed From Football Team

"BATON ROUGE -- Tyrann Mathieu has been dismissed from the LSU football team for violation of team policy, head coach Les Miles announced on Friday."

I know Mathieu, and what he did, trust me, it warranted a dismissal.

http://www.lsusports.net/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=205576641
A bit too much "Honey Badger don't care"?
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« Reply #3796 on: August 11, 2012, 01:22:11 AM »

Dwight Howard headed to Lakers

Dwight Howard got his wish: He's out of Orlando.

The All-Star center was traded Friday to the Los Angeles Lakers, the last act of his long, drawn-out departure from the Magic. It took four teams, 12 players, five draft picks and countless rounds of talks with different clubs to get done, but it finally was completed Friday after the NBA reviewed and approved the deal...
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« Reply #3797 on: August 11, 2012, 01:29:34 AM »

shootouts are a disgrace to the sport, and take away the purity of the game by taking a team sport and making it based on one player. you play a game, not a skills competition(which is what a shootout is)

Shootouts mean they played the game for more than an hour and couldn't decide a winner. I'd prefer shootouts to ties. Though as I said I'd most prefer extending the overtime period to 20 minutes, making it more likely that there'll be a winner without the need for a shootout.
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« Reply #3798 on: August 11, 2012, 03:34:50 PM »

Dwight Howard headed to Lakers

Dwight Howard got his wish: He's out of Orlando.

The All-Star center was traded Friday to the Los Angeles Lakers, the last act of his long, drawn-out departure from the Magic. It took four teams, 12 players, five draft picks and countless rounds of talks with different clubs to get done, but it finally was completed Friday after the NBA reviewed and approved the deal...

Man, the Lakers are gonna have a good team. Bryant, Gasol, Howard, Nash; those are some good players.


Moving on to the NFL, I look forward to the Patriots season. Speaking of the NFL, if there is anyone here interested in fantasy football, give me a PM (you'll need an nfl.com account).
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« Reply #3799 on: August 11, 2012, 03:47:17 PM »

I haven't watched baseball in a while; the Red Sox have just been too disappointing.
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« Reply #3800 on: August 11, 2012, 03:59:31 PM »

Dwight Howard headed to Lakers

Dwight Howard got his wish: He's out of Orlando.

The All-Star center was traded Friday to the Los Angeles Lakers, the last act of his long, drawn-out departure from the Magic. It took four teams, 12 players, five draft picks and countless rounds of talks with different clubs to get done, but it finally was completed Friday after the NBA reviewed and approved the deal...

Man, the Lakers are gonna have a good team. Bryant, Gasol, Howard, Nash; those are some good players.
People said the same thing about the Lakers in 2003-04 when they had Gary Payton, Kobe Bryant, Karl Malone, and Shaquille O'Neal together. They made it to the NBA Finals that year but lost the title to the Pistons.
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« Reply #3801 on: August 11, 2012, 04:08:38 PM »

Dwight Howard headed to Lakers

Dwight Howard got his wish: He's out of Orlando.

The All-Star center was traded Friday to the Los Angeles Lakers, the last act of his long, drawn-out departure from the Magic. It took four teams, 12 players, five draft picks and countless rounds of talks with different clubs to get done, but it finally was completed Friday after the NBA reviewed and approved the deal...

Man, the Lakers are gonna have a good team. Bryant, Gasol, Howard, Nash; those are some good players.
People said the same thing about the Lakers in 2003-04 when they had Gary Payton, Kobe Bryant, Karl Malone, and Shaquille O'Neal together. They made it to the NBA Finals that year but lost the title to the Pistons.

Good point. I actually predict the Heat repeating.
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« Reply #3802 on: August 11, 2012, 07:44:33 PM »

Go VIJAY!!!




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« Reply #3803 on: August 16, 2012, 02:45:53 AM »

I know I have my BAMA blinders on, but this is a great article about Nick Saban's philosophy of the "Process." As much as the game changes, it's the core principles of character, discipline, selflessness, and perseverance that determine lasting success.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2012/writers/andy_staples/08/14/sabanization-of-college-football/index.html?sct=cf_t11_a0

Is there an approach that can beat Saban's system? The cyclical nature of college football suggests so, but Saban's holistic Process is less susceptible to gimmicks and schematic ingenuity. Saban finds the most talented players with the best mental makeup; trains their mind, body and soul; and then unleashes them. Most likely, the coach who topples Saban will have his own process. Maybe that coach will be one of Saban's former assistants, tweaking Saban's system to suit his own personality. Or maybe Saban will keep on winning because he is the only one who can truly master the Process. "You have to pay the price for success up front," Saban says. "Everybody wants to do it. Not everybody is willing to do what they have to do to do it."



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« Reply #3804 on: August 16, 2012, 09:53:17 PM »

Congratulations to "King" Felix Hernandez of the Seattle Mariners, who just threw the Major-League record third perfect game of the season, one that makes the Mariners the first team ever to have a perfect game pitched for them and another pitched against them in the same season.

http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/8273517/mlb-hernandez-perfect-seattle

Of course, one has to start feeling sorry for the Tampa Bay Rays. This is the third time they've been the victim of a perfect game in the past four years.
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« Reply #3805 on: August 23, 2012, 11:18:31 PM »

Lance Armstrong won't fight charges

The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency said Thursday night it will strip Lance Armstrong of his unprecedented seven Tour de France titles after he declared he was finished fighting the drug charges that threaten his legacy as one of the greatest cyclists of all time.

Travis Tygart, USADA's chief executive, said Armstrong would also be hit with a lifetime ban on Friday...
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« Reply #3806 on: August 23, 2012, 11:56:24 PM »

Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!


People said the same thing about the Lakers in 2003-04 when they had Gary Payton, Kobe Bryant, Karl Malone, and Shaquille O'Neal together. They made it to the NBA Finals that year but lost the title to the Pistons.

You sir know your basketball because verbatim and word for word as a lifelong Angelino who has lived through 14 of Los Angeles' past 16 NBA championships my exact words (as a devout Steve Nash fan) was, "hey, does anyone remember 2003-04 with Gary Payton and Karl Malone where Lakers stacked the deck with all their long time arch rivals and nemesis players and STILL lost?  I was like, Karl Malone? Really? I personally watched Malone drill TWO daggers to the Divac era and then 98 Lakers which hurt at so many levels.  They SWEPT us and then we invited Malone to town?  The only reason I respect Nash for this trade was because it was entirely for his kids who have been born and raised in Phoenix, and in 2009 his elderly parents also relocated to Phoenix.  That is respect and loyaly, to stick it out for your family.  Everyone though Nash would go to Knicks because he lives there in the off-season or to Toronto as Canada's most accomplished NBA player.  I love me some Steve Nash, but the Clippers are looking hot, and were only one-half game behind the Lakers after they played both the NBA record MOST DIFFICULT season ever with 21 games in March out of 30 days and also playing over a dozen play-off contending teams in April..


By the way, to all the Lebron haters out there:

Season MVP, Finals MVP, NBA Champion, and Gold Medal winner all within a single six month period.  The only other player to accomplish that besides Lebron James? Michael Jordan!! When MJ's ego dies down he will finally realize that in every single comparable way Lebron James is the stand alone caliber of Jordan.  MJ took a few seasons to get his first ring while at the same time setting unbreakable records such as the still unbroken 68 points in a single playoff game.  Several of Lebron's statistical records including his rookie scoring record are simply unbeatable by any thinkable standard.  There are three and ONLY three players to play at this level and they are (1) Magic Johnson, (2) Michael Jordan, and (3) Lebron James with (4) being Kobe and (5) being Shaq and (6) being Tim Duncan/Scottie Pippen..

If Lebron can just get even a second NBA championship within the ten solid years left in his career he will easily top Wilt Chamberlain as the third all -time greatest basketball player behind only Magic and Jordan..

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« Reply #3807 on: August 24, 2012, 12:14:56 AM »

Lance Armstrong won't fight charges

The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency said Thursday night it will strip Lance Armstrong of his unprecedented seven Tour de France titles after he declared he was finished fighting the drug charges that threaten his legacy as one of the greatest cyclists of all time.

Travis Tygart, USADA's chief executive, said Armstrong would also be hit with a lifetime ban on Friday...
Yeah, I suppose if the USADA can get enough bikers together who are both jealous of Armstrong's accomplishments and unscrupulous enough to bear false witness against him, the organization can build a "case" against him. Roll Eyes As far as I care, this proves to me that the USADA is nothing more than a sham that needs to be disbanded. Due process, my ****! Roll Eyes
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« Reply #3808 on: August 24, 2012, 02:58:19 PM »

The Louisianians are growing out their beards until the Saints win the Super Bowl in February...well, as a Saints fan, I may partake (If my fiancee lets me), I'm sure I will look like a monastic by December...
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« Reply #3809 on: August 26, 2012, 06:27:30 PM »

Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

This is a great ESPN article which as a spread sheet and graph program comparing just about EVERY career stat line of both Michael Jordan and Lebron James to demonstrate EXACTLY what I've been saying or two years now.  By the numbers, these brothers' game is nearly identical.  Jordan was a more prolific scorer, but Lebron is a more rounded player and they match each other in that respect.  Just look at the graph, almost everything is the same when compared by  relative age and number of seasons played.  While MJ may say Kobe is closest to him in accolades  and attitude (this is true), by the stat sheet and the contribution to the game, all rings aside Lebron and MJ are the same dude.  If Lebron comes to get several rings we will truly begin to make this analysis and accept it more widely.  I suggest by the numbers that even if Lebron goes out like Wilt and only gets one or two rings, he will still be more comparable to Jordan than any other player.  Of course, my bias is also that I don't think MJ is the GOAT, I give those honors to the true greatest in ALL aspects (including and especially personality) is my main man Magic Johnson, then (2) Jordan Wink

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« Reply #3810 on: August 26, 2012, 06:46:24 PM »

Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

This is a great ESPN article which as a spread sheet and graph program comparing just about EVERY career stat line of both Michael Jordan and Lebron James to demonstrate EXACTLY what I've been saying or two years now.  By the numbers, these brothers' game is nearly identical.  Jordan was a more prolific scorer, but Lebron is a more rounded player and they match each other in that respect.  Just look at the graph, almost everything is the same when compared by  relative age and number of seasons played.  While MJ may say Kobe is closest to him in accolades  and attitude (this is true), by the stat sheet and the contribution to the game, all rings aside Lebron and MJ are the same dude.  If Lebron comes to get several rings we will truly begin to make this analysis and accept it more widely.  I suggest by the numbers that even if Lebron goes out like Wilt and only gets one or two rings, he will still be more comparable to Jordan than any other player.  Of course, my bias is also that I don't think MJ is the GOAT, I give those honors to the true greatest in ALL aspects (including and especially personality) is my main man Magic Johnson, then (2) Jordan Wink

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« Reply #3811 on: August 28, 2012, 11:09:50 AM »

shootouts are a disgrace to the sport, and take away the purity of the game by taking a team sport and making it based on one player. you play a game, not a skills competition(which is what a shootout is)

Shootouts mean they played the game for more than an hour and couldn't decide a winner. I'd prefer shootouts to ties. Though as I said I'd most prefer extending the overtime period to 20 minutes, making it more likely that there'll be a winner without the need for a shootout.

Hear, hear! Ties are lame. Shootouts are fun.
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« Reply #3812 on: September 01, 2012, 09:04:21 PM »

This Alabama/Michigan game is turning out to be a dud.
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« Reply #3813 on: September 01, 2012, 11:51:35 PM »

This Alabama/Michigan game is turning out to be a dud.

Hell, it's even worse in Eugene tonight. The Ducks lead Arkansas State 43-3, and we're not even 5 minutes into the second quarter. (Marcus Mariota is having a good first game as the Ducks' new starting QB. 16/17 passing for 171 yards and 3 TD.)
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« Reply #3814 on: September 02, 2012, 12:46:41 AM »

Boston College was disappointing today.
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« Reply #3815 on: September 02, 2012, 12:53:12 AM »

As was Penn State and Pitt.
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« Reply #3816 on: September 02, 2012, 01:47:47 AM »

Texas started out slow, but beat Wyoming by a respectable score. As for Cal, the Bad News Bears were back in renovated Memorial Stadium today.  Let's hope this isn't an omen for TCU next week.
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« Reply #3817 on: September 02, 2012, 03:44:59 AM »

This Alabama/Michigan game is turning out to be a dud.


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« Reply #3818 on: September 02, 2012, 04:11:54 AM »

Lance Armstrong won't fight charges

The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency said Thursday night it will strip Lance Armstrong of his unprecedented seven Tour de France titles after he declared he was finished fighting the drug charges that threaten his legacy as one of the greatest cyclists of all time.

Travis Tygart, USADA's chief executive, said Armstrong would also be hit with a lifetime ban on Friday...
Yeah, I suppose if the USADA can get enough bikers together who are both jealous of Armstrong's accomplishments and unscrupulous enough to bear false witness against him, the organization can build a "case" against him. Roll Eyes As far as I care, this proves to me that the USADA is nothing more than a sham that needs to be disbanded. Due process, my ****! Roll Eyes


Lance relied on the "lance," and got more than one second chance. Sorry, but anyone who can't give any credit to God for their... ahem... "natural" talents will never get my respect. Lance Armstrong epitomized the humanistic spirit, and he proved the foul fruits thereof. If he is truly innocent, then he should fight for his name and his honor.


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« Reply #3819 on: September 02, 2012, 04:24:25 AM »



ROLL TIDE!  ROLL TIDE!  ROLL TIDE!  ROLL TIDE!  ROLL TIDE!  ROLL TIDE!  ROLL TIDE!  ROLL TIDE!  ROLL TIDE!  ROLL TIDE!  ROLL TIDE!  ROLL TIDE!  ROLL TIDE!

Great win for my CRIMSON TIDE ! Complete domination. We definitely deserve our #2 ranking, and I actually can't imagine that there's a better team in the nation at this point. I'd love to play USC or LSU right now! That being said, I also don't think Michigan is a top 10 team. They may not even be a top 20 team. But that takes nothing away from our performance tonight. A few thoughts for now:

1. T.J. Yeldon looks to be as good as expected, and more. Eddie Lacy was probably not 100%, yet he still played well. And Jalston Fowler is more than just icing on the cake. Love the way he runs!

2. Defense is awesome. However, I can tell that we really need to keep our leaders healthy, especially Dee Milliner and Robert Lester. Our young, inexperienced secondary will be exposed if we don't have our starters in there.

3. I would like to see a little bit better pass protection from our offensive line. However, I was concerned about that last year, and we still won the National Championship. I just think we HAVE to keep A.J. McCarron healthy this year. But our solid offensive line should only get better, so I'm not too worried.

4. It was great to see a 51 yard field goal! So, hopefully we won't struggle with the same kicking woes that plagued us last year. And we haven’t even seen Adam Griffith yet!

5. I have been completely spoiled by former punt return stars Javier Arenas and Marquis Maze. So it’s not even fair to compare Christian Jones to them. He played very well tonight and should be a solid punt returner this season. I’d like to see him learn to go directly up field a little bit more. I’m sure he’ll only get better.

6. Very pleased with the offensive play calling. I am glad that Doug Nussmeier isn’t trying to radically revamp the entire offensive philosophy. The focus still seems to be on a balanced attack, utilizing our playmakers and sticking with our bread and butter. And I am pretty confident there’s a lot of plays in the bag that have yet to be revealed.

7. Most importantly, our players all seem to be completely focused and humble. They’re not succumbing to the “success flu,” as Coach Saban calls it. As talented and as well coached as we are, the only things I see stopping us from our 15th National Championship are significant injuries or complacency. Not much you can do about injuries, but I trust that Coach Saban will keep us from becoming complacent.

Lots of football left to be played, but we’re off to an A+ start! And I love beating Michigan! I’ve had a bitter taste in my mouth from that overtime loss to them in the Orange Bowl back in 1999.  

(All that being said, my actual football experience is limited to one year of high school football as a backup QB. So my assessment is worth less than the piece of paper on which this could be printed. What I do trust - and what you can take to the bank - is my “NQS” philosophy: Never Question Saban! )

ROLL TIDE!!!

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« Reply #3820 on: September 02, 2012, 11:11:26 AM »

Lance Armstrong won't fight charges

The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency said Thursday night it will strip Lance Armstrong of his unprecedented seven Tour de France titles after he declared he was finished fighting the drug charges that threaten his legacy as one of the greatest cyclists of all time.

Travis Tygart, USADA's chief executive, said Armstrong would also be hit with a lifetime ban on Friday...
Yeah, I suppose if the USADA can get enough bikers together who are both jealous of Armstrong's accomplishments and unscrupulous enough to bear false witness against him, the organization can build a "case" against him. Roll Eyes As far as I care, this proves to me that the USADA is nothing more than a sham that needs to be disbanded. Due process, my ****! Roll Eyes


Lance relied on the "lance," and got more than one second chance. Sorry, but anyone who can't give any credit to God for their... ahem... "natural" talents will never get my respect. Lance Armstrong epitomized the humanistic spirit, and he proved the foul fruits thereof. If he is truly innocent, then he should fight for his name and his honor.
But what you said has nothing to do with USADA allegations that Armstrong doped to get an advantage.
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« Reply #3821 on: September 02, 2012, 01:33:21 PM »

Lance Armstrong won't fight charges

The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency said Thursday night it will strip Lance Armstrong of his unprecedented seven Tour de France titles after he declared he was finished fighting the drug charges that threaten his legacy as one of the greatest cyclists of all time.

Travis Tygart, USADA's chief executive, said Armstrong would also be hit with a lifetime ban on Friday...
Yeah, I suppose if the USADA can get enough bikers together who are both jealous of Armstrong's accomplishments and unscrupulous enough to bear false witness against him, the organization can build a "case" against him. Roll Eyes As far as I care, this proves to me that the USADA is nothing more than a sham that needs to be disbanded. Due process, my ****! Roll Eyes

This.

If I remember correctly, Lance passed a whole bunch of drug tests over the years. He took a lot of treatments for cancer, and I'm wondering if either the medications with that triggered a false positive of some sort, or maybe some cranky rider from another country slipped the USADA a bunch of Ye Olde Lucre to 'suddenly discover' some weirdness. He beat everybody seven dang times... must have put a lot of people's bike shorts in a bunch.
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« Reply #3822 on: September 02, 2012, 01:38:22 PM »

Lance Armstrong won't fight charges

The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency said Thursday night it will strip Lance Armstrong of his unprecedented seven Tour de France titles after he declared he was finished fighting the drug charges that threaten his legacy as one of the greatest cyclists of all time.

Travis Tygart, USADA's chief executive, said Armstrong would also be hit with a lifetime ban on Friday...
Yeah, I suppose if the USADA can get enough bikers together who are both jealous of Armstrong's accomplishments and unscrupulous enough to bear false witness against him, the organization can build a "case" against him. Roll Eyes As far as I care, this proves to me that the USADA is nothing more than a sham that needs to be disbanded. Due process, my ****! Roll Eyes

This.

If I remember correctly, Lance passed a whole bunch of drug tests over the years. He took a lot of treatments for cancer, and I'm wondering if either the medications with that triggered a false positive of some sort, or maybe some cranky rider from another country slipped the USADA a bunch of Ye Olde Lucre to 'suddenly discover' some weirdness. He beat everybody seven dang times... must have put a lot of people's bike shorts in a bunch.

Forensic evidence of blood transfusions among other things in the magnitude and duration that would have nothing to do with testicular cancer treatment. Really, if you are going to get a cancer at that age some of these various skin cancers and testicular is what you want.

Livestong was always goofy (I usually use a near rhyme to that word). And still is.
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« Reply #3823 on: September 02, 2012, 01:41:05 PM »

Okay. Still sounds a little weird to me. But if you say so.
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« Reply #3824 on: September 02, 2012, 03:07:01 PM »

Go Cards.
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