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« Reply #5805 on: January 06, 2014, 09:12:13 PM »

Curses!!!  I completely forgot about the game tonight and promised my wife I would watch Downton Abbey with her.  What have I done to deserve such a cruel fate.  Cry
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« Reply #5806 on: January 06, 2014, 09:22:51 PM »

No DVR?
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« Reply #5807 on: January 06, 2014, 09:40:53 PM »

No DVR?
We don't own one of those newfangled things.  I finally just got a phone I could text on and access the internet for Christmas.  In another 5 years, I'll probably have a DVR.  Maybe.
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« Reply #5808 on: January 07, 2014, 12:39:01 AM »

I don't care who ya are, this is a great ending to a hard fought game!
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« Reply #5809 on: January 07, 2014, 12:46:41 AM »

So you got to see the 4th quarter after all?  Smiley
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« Reply #5810 on: January 07, 2014, 12:48:18 AM »

So you got to see the 4th quarter after all?  Smiley
Yep, Downton Abbey was over just as the 4th was starting, so I got to see the whole quarter.  What a great ending.


This Jameis Winston interview is really funny though. They probably should not let him talk anymore. lol
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« Reply #5811 on: January 07, 2014, 12:51:32 AM »

Aww, I wonder if I would have heard that if I had not closed EPSN radio. Oh well.  It was entertaining listening though, it seemed like every two minutes it was either a huge play, a score, or the refs screwing something up.
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« Reply #5812 on: January 07, 2014, 01:11:14 AM »

The BCS era ends with an end to 8 years of SEC domination.

Looking forward to the 4 team playoff (hopefully not dominated by SEC teams).   Smiley
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« Reply #5813 on: January 07, 2014, 02:31:45 AM »

The Barners lose, a Nick Saban disciple wins, and BAMA's coach is on TV the whole time displaying his expertise. So on behalf of the Crimson Tide nation, I would like to say "Thank you" to the Florida State Seminoles! The world is beginning to make sense again.  Smiley


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« Reply #5814 on: January 07, 2014, 09:24:46 AM »

The Barners lose, a Nick Saban disciple wins, and BAMA's coach is on TV the whole time displaying his expertise. So on behalf of the Crimson Tide nation, I would like to say "Thank you" to the Florida State Seminoles! The world is beginning to make sense again.  Smiley


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« Reply #5815 on: January 07, 2014, 12:39:43 PM »

LOL @ the Bengals. I never lose betting on them to do so.

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« Reply #5816 on: January 07, 2014, 12:47:19 PM »

LOL @ the Bengals. I never lose betting on them to do so.

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« Reply #5817 on: January 07, 2014, 01:01:38 PM »

I mostly blame Gruden. Abandoning the run in the second half when BJGE was having a good day, calling long balls when it's not necessary and Dalton isn't particularly good at it. I've read a pretty compelling argument that the Redskins will probably take him as an HC, and I would be absolutely fine with that.
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« Reply #5818 on: January 07, 2014, 01:06:36 PM »

Does the NHL have any purchasing deals/packages for those who want to watch the playoffs (or individual games) through the computer and/or a device (Roku/Ps3/etc.)?
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« Reply #5819 on: January 07, 2014, 01:18:21 PM »

Does the NHL have any purchasing deals/packages for those who want to watch the playoffs (or individual games) through the computer and/or a device (Roku/Ps3/etc.)?

I don't know.  Come to our house, bring some beer, and you can watch for free.  Grin Grin  (We got NHL Central Ice [or whatever it's called] package on Comcast.)
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« Reply #5820 on: January 07, 2014, 10:18:35 PM »

Greg Maddux won't be unanimous

Greg Maddux won't be a unanimous selection for the Hall of Fame.

Ken Gurnick of MLB.com, a former reporter for the Los Angeles Herald Examiner, says the only player he voted for was pitcher Jack Morris. Morris is on the Baseball Writers' Association of America ballot for the 15th and final time after falling 42 votes shy last year.

Gurnick said Tuesday that he excluded "everybody from the steroid era."...
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« Reply #5821 on: January 07, 2014, 10:19:41 PM »

I was going to write a rant about this Gurnick idiot, but nah, the story here is Maddux. Or it should be, anyway.
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« Reply #5822 on: January 12, 2014, 05:51:43 PM »

Okay Chargers -- you have to call a timeout after the second play of the game?  This is 2014; even high schools have been playing up-tempo football for a couple of decades now.  In your most important game of the season (to date), your game plan doesn't even go three plays deep?  Wow.  Good luck in the rest of your season -- all 58 minutes of it.

(Note: I'm not actually watching the game; can't get it here.  I'm following on GameCast.  If there was some legitimate reason for this, I stand ready to hear it.)
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« Reply #5823 on: January 12, 2014, 05:55:32 PM »

I have [a stream] of it playing, but I wasn't paying attention tbh, so I'm not sure what happened...
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« Reply #5824 on: January 12, 2014, 07:40:20 PM »

Okay Chargers -- you have to call a timeout after the second play of the game?  This is 2014; even high schools have been playing up-tempo football for a couple of decades now.  In your most important game of the season (to date), your game plan doesn't even go three plays deep?  Wow.  Good luck in the rest of your season -- all 58 minutes of it.

(Note: I'm not actually watching the game; can't get it here.  I'm following on GameCast.  If there was some legitimate reason for this, I stand ready to hear it.)

You can, legally, watch it on CBS online if you desire.
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« Reply #5825 on: January 12, 2014, 08:05:21 PM »

Okay Chargers -- you have to call a timeout after the second play of the game?  This is 2014; even high schools have been playing up-tempo football for a couple of decades now.  In your most important game of the season (to date), your game plan doesn't even go three plays deep?  Wow.  Good luck in the rest of your season -- all 58 minutes of it.

(Note: I'm not actually watching the game; can't get it here.  I'm following on GameCast.  If there was some legitimate reason for this, I stand ready to hear it.)

You can, legally, watch it on CBS online if you desire.
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« Reply #5826 on: January 12, 2014, 08:33:44 PM »

SEATTLE -- Seismologists say Seahawks fans shook the ground under Seattle's CenturyLink Field during Saturday's defeat of the New Orleans Saints, causing another fan-generated earthquake.
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« Reply #5827 on: January 12, 2014, 09:34:17 PM »

SEATTLE -- Seismologists say Seahawks fans shook the ground under Seattle's CenturyLink Field during Saturday's defeat of the New Orleans Saints, causing another fan-generated earthquake.
WOW! When Marshawn Lynch runs with the football, he makes the ground shake! Shocked
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« Reply #5828 on: January 12, 2014, 09:58:10 PM »

SEATTLE -- Seismologists say Seahawks fans shook the ground under Seattle's CenturyLink Field during Saturday's defeat of the New Orleans Saints, causing another fan-generated earthquake.
WOW! When Marshawn Lynch runs with the football, he makes the ground shake! Shocked
That will only make the 49ers feel right at home next week.
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« Reply #5829 on: January 13, 2014, 01:33:01 AM »

I may have to confess this, since the Orthodox are not supposed to be into revenge, but I did enjoy watching Cam Newton get beat today.
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« Reply #5830 on: January 13, 2014, 01:49:05 AM »

SEATTLE -- Seismologists say Seahawks fans shook the ground under Seattle's CenturyLink Field during Saturday's defeat of the New Orleans Saints, causing another fan-generated earthquake.
WOW! When Marshawn Lynch runs with the football, he makes the ground shake! Shocked
That will only make the 49ers feel right at home next week.
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« Reply #5831 on: January 13, 2014, 01:56:10 AM »

I believe Johnny Manziel will be a NFL bust akin to RG III or Tim Tebow.
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« Reply #5832 on: January 13, 2014, 02:14:52 AM »

I believe Johnny Manziel will be a NFL bust akin to RG III or Tim Tebow.
RG III hasn't been a bust. AFAIK, he's still considered one of the better QB's in the league.
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« Reply #5833 on: January 13, 2014, 07:28:59 AM »

I believe Johnny Manziel will be a NFL bust akin to RG III or Tim Tebow.


I really don't know. As quick as I am to give an opinion, I'm at a loss on this one. He could be a bust or he could be a star. I think if he gets with the right team he could do quite well. If he has some good running backs and some tall receivers, I think he'll do well. And a lot of it will have to do with how well he manages the NFL life and all the trappings that come with it.

I'm not a Tebow fan (nor a hater), but I still think he could be a good QB with the right team. The problem is that the NFL isn't interested in developing talent. If you can't be effective immediately, they don't have time for you. One of the many reason why I prefer college football, where they recruit potential and invest in it over three or four years.

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« Reply #5834 on: January 13, 2014, 08:00:11 AM »

Tebow took his last snaps in pre season. He won't be in the NFL again.
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« Reply #5835 on: January 13, 2014, 09:36:27 AM »

Gebre is spot on.  I'm not a Tebow fan, but I do think he would have been successful if a playbook had been built around his talents instead of trying to fit him into a system that did not play to his strengths.

RGIII I think will be very good, but Mike Shanahan is not a good coach for developing young players.  He destroys good players rather than developing them. John Elway carried him for a few years, but once Elway retired, he has just bumbled along screwing up season after season.
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« Reply #5836 on: January 13, 2014, 09:40:29 AM »

Tebow is awful. You all need to stop buying the hype.
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« Reply #5837 on: January 13, 2014, 09:43:16 AM »

Tebow is awful. You all need to stop buying the hype.
I'm not saying he will be the next coming of Joe Montana, but the NFL has been moving towards running the college offensive schemes, and Tebow did pretty well in college if I remember.
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« Reply #5838 on: January 13, 2014, 09:48:36 AM »

Tebow is awful. You all need to stop buying the hype.
I'm not saying he will be the next coming of Joe Montana, but the NFL has been moving towards running the college offensive schemes, and Tebow did pretty well in college if I remember.
Doing well in college means nothing when it comes to the pros.

I can break this all down if you like.

There's a reason why even the Jags won't get Tebow.
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« Reply #5839 on: January 13, 2014, 09:55:06 AM »

Tebow is awful. You all need to stop buying the hype.
I'm not saying he will be the next coming of Joe Montana, but the NFL has been moving towards running the college offensive schemes, and Tebow did pretty well in college if I remember.
Doing well in college means nothing when it comes to the pros.

I can break this all down if you like.

There's a reason why even the Jags won't get Tebow.
The Jags are idiots.  They play with empty stands.  They should have picked him up just to bring fans in the door. They would still suck, but Floridians would come watch just because Tebow was there.
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« Reply #5840 on: January 13, 2014, 01:00:21 PM »

I believe Johnny Manziel will be a NFL bust akin to RG III or Tim Tebow.


I really don't know. As quick as I am to give an opinion, I'm at a loss on this one. He could be a bust or he could be a star. I think if he gets with the right team he could do quite well. If he has some good running backs and some tall receivers, I think he'll do well. And a lot of it will have to do with how well he manages the NFL life and all the trappings that come with it.

I'm not a Tebow fan (nor a hater), but I still think he could be a good QB with the right team. The problem is that the NFL isn't interested in developing talent. If you can't be effective immediately, they don't have time for you. One of the many reason why I prefer college football, where they recruit potential and invest in it over three or four years.

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Tebow could be effective in the CFL, or at least enough to have a team give him a shot

That said, going what you're saying Gebre, the NFL NEEDS a minor league system. If you can't be effective, then send them down into the minors and let them develop their talent, just like they do in any other big four sport.

Speaking of which Gebre, have you watched the CFL? Great game, and way less egos because of how little, relatively speaking, they get paid. They rebroadcast the TSN feeds on a couple networks, including NBCSN. Great game.
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« Reply #5841 on: January 13, 2014, 02:57:22 PM »

I believe Johnny Manziel will be a NFL bust akin to RG III or Tim Tebow.


I really don't know. As quick as I am to give an opinion, I'm at a loss on this one. He could be a bust or he could be a star. I think if he gets with the right team he could do quite well. If he has some good running backs and some tall receivers, I think he'll do well. And a lot of it will have to do with how well he manages the NFL life and all the trappings that come with it.

I'm not a Tebow fan (nor a hater), but I still think he could be a good QB with the right team. The problem is that the NFL isn't interested in developing talent. If you can't be effective immediately, they don't have time for you. One of the many reason why I prefer college football, where they recruit potential and invest in it over three or four years.

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Tebow could be effective in the CFL, or at least enough to have a team give him a shot

That said, going what you're saying Gebre, the NFL NEEDS a minor league system. If you can't be effective, then send them down into the minors and let them develop their talent, just like they do in any other big four sport.

Speaking of which Gebre, have you watched the CFL? Great game, and way less egos because of how little, relatively speaking, they get paid. They rebroadcast the TSN feeds on a couple networks, including NBCSN. Great game.

Tebow turned down an offer to play in Montreal. He should have taken it! He might do alright in the CFL. I do prefer the NFL, but I agree that the CFL is a great game!
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« Reply #5842 on: January 13, 2014, 03:01:47 PM »

Okay Chargers -- you have to call a timeout after the second play of the game?  This is 2014; even high schools have been playing up-tempo football for a couple of decades now.  In your most important game of the season (to date), your game plan doesn't even go three plays deep?  Wow.  Good luck in the rest of your season -- all 58 minutes of it.

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Yeah, the first half of that game was awful to behold. I think Whisenhunt was too busy thinking about all of his job offers to do any effective play calling! With Mathews out, the Bolts had no run game to speak of... and yet they kept the ball on the ground for the entire half. As soon as they let Rivers off the leash, their offence was on fire. I sure wish they had put the ball in the air a lot earlier.  Tongue
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« Reply #5843 on: January 13, 2014, 03:04:39 PM »

Tebow is awful. You all need to stop buying the hype.
I'm not saying he will be the next coming of Joe Montana, but the NFL has been moving towards running the college offensive schemes, and Tebow did pretty well in college if I remember.
Doing well in college means nothing when it comes to the pros.

I can break this all down if you like.

There's a reason why even the Jags won't get Tebow.
The Jags are idiots.  They play with empty stands.  They should have picked him up just to bring fans in the door. They would still suck, but Floridians would come watch just because Tebow was there.
And really the whole reason Tebow was brought to Boston is to distract from Hernandez murder trial
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« Reply #5844 on: January 13, 2014, 03:43:36 PM »

I believe Johnny Manziel will be a NFL bust akin to RG III or Tim Tebow.


I really don't know. As quick as I am to give an opinion, I'm at a loss on this one. He could be a bust or he could be a star. I think if he gets with the right team he could do quite well. If he has some good running backs and some tall receivers, I think he'll do well. And a lot of it will have to do with how well he manages the NFL life and all the trappings that come with it.

I'm not a Tebow fan (nor a hater), but I still think he could be a good QB with the right team. The problem is that the NFL isn't interested in developing talent. If you can't be effective immediately, they don't have time for you. One of the many reason why I prefer college football, where they recruit potential and invest in it over three or four years.

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Tebow could be effective in the CFL, or at least enough to have a team give him a shot

That said, going what you're saying Gebre, the NFL NEEDS a minor league system. If you can't be effective, then send them down into the minors and let them develop their talent, just like they do in any other big four sport.

Speaking of which Gebre, have you watched the CFL? Great game, and way less egos because of how little, relatively speaking, they get paid. They rebroadcast the TSN feeds on a couple networks, including NBCSN. Great game.

Tebow turned down an offer to play in Montreal. He should have taken it! He might do alright in the CFL. I do prefer the NFL, but I agree that the CFL is a great game!

Ahh, okay.

I believe that you are correct because of the talent levels in the leagues. Personally, i prefer the Canadian game to the American one, but I firmly believe that the Canadain game with NFL quality players would be the best football, period.
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« Reply #5845 on: January 13, 2014, 05:50:43 PM »

I believe Johnny Manziel will be a NFL bust akin to RG III or Tim Tebow.
RG III hasn't been a bust. AFAIK, he's still considered one of the better QB's in the league.

RG III has had multiple knee surgeries.  His game depends on his mobility for running the read-option and once the mobility goes away ... what's left?

Plus, Washington's new coach, Jay Gruden, has had questionable success with Andy Dalton (3 straight opening round losses in the playoffs).  Washington gave up a lot to get RG III and while RG III has played in one playoff game, his potential has been limited by the knee injuries.
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« Reply #5847 on: January 19, 2014, 09:32:44 PM »

Looking good, one year later

The NHL and the NHLPA have come a long way since the lockout ended
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« Reply #5848 on: January 19, 2014, 11:25:07 PM »

Super Bowl 48 - the first ever Marijuana Bowl as Seattle and Denver come from states with legalized marijuana.
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« Reply #5849 on: January 19, 2014, 11:29:57 PM »

Oh boy. Time to prepare for a deluge of jokes.

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