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« Reply #4680 on: January 08, 2013, 04:56:43 AM »

The only way ND is coming back is the Billy Blanks method from Last Boy Scout.
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« Reply #4681 on: January 08, 2013, 04:56:43 AM »



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« Reply #4682 on: January 08, 2013, 04:56:43 AM »


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« Reply #4683 on: January 08, 2013, 04:56:44 AM »

Man I hate it for Notre Dame fans, because the Lakers are .500 and the Cowboys are out of the playoffs and the Yankees haven't done crap this winter
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« Reply #4684 on: January 08, 2013, 04:56:44 AM »

2 incomplete passes keep Notre Dame marching down the field to score.
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« Reply #4685 on: January 08, 2013, 04:56:44 AM »

Brian Kelly has to hope Alabama doesn't show up in the third half
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« Reply #4686 on: January 08, 2013, 04:56:44 AM »

Well OC.net, I've learned something today.

God is a Protestant.
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« Reply #4687 on: January 08, 2013, 04:56:59 AM »

This game is practically a snuff film.
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« Reply #4688 on: January 08, 2013, 04:56:59 AM »

Altar boys put up more of a fight.

Orthodox altar boys.
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« Reply #4689 on: January 08, 2013, 04:57:25 AM »

The 2013 BCS National Championship Presented by Planned Parenthood

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« Reply #4690 on: January 08, 2013, 02:06:46 PM »

Notre Dame gave Alabama their fifth closest game of the year.  The #1 team in the country -- would be sixth in the SEC.  Sounds about right.
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« Reply #4691 on: January 08, 2013, 05:06:15 PM »

Notre Dame gave Alabama their fifth closest game of the year.  The #1 team in the country -- would be sixth in the SEC.  Sounds about right.

Yeah the SEC is amazing. Ain't like their #2 lost to a Big East team or anything. Smiley
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« Reply #4692 on: January 08, 2013, 05:10:35 PM »

Notre Dame gave Alabama their fifth closest game of the year.  The #1 team in the country -- would be sixth in the SEC.  Sounds about right.

Yeah the SEC is amazing. Ain't like their #2 lost to a Big East team or anything. Smiley
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« Reply #4693 on: January 08, 2013, 06:23:23 PM »

Man I hate it for Notre Dame fans, because the Lakers are .500 and the Cowboys are out of the playoffs and the Yankees haven't done crap this winter

You realize lots of people don't give a crap about any of them?
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« Reply #4694 on: January 09, 2013, 06:17:48 PM »

LOL Notre Dame. How are they #1??

Oregon should be in this game.
Yup, it's sad to know that the top 2 teams in all of the final polls, Alabama and Oregon, didn't get to play each other for the national championship. Wouldn't that kinda be this year's college football equivalent of the 1980's NBA Finals matchups between Magic Johnson's "Showtime" Lakers (Oregon) and Larry Bird's blue collar Celtics (Alabama)?
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« Reply #4695 on: January 11, 2013, 07:13:03 AM »

Great news for Peter and Oregon. Chip Kelley is staying put. As a college football fan, I can say that I am truly happy about this, even though it means Oregon will remain a formidable program in the next years.

As for my Crimson Tide , I don't really need to say too much. Oregon or Texas A&M would definitely have been a better match for us than ND, but I still think we would have beaten either team by two TD's. Remember that we destroyed LSU in last year's National Championship game even though they had beaten us earlier in the year. And considering the fact that Stanford beat Oregon but lost to ND, I feel pretty certain that we would have beaten Oregon too. But that's all speculation. When the college playoff system begins, it will help to settle some of these debates. But it won't solve everything. I know I'm a BAMA fan, but I think it's pretty clear that we have established ourselves as a modern day...





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« Reply #4696 on: January 12, 2013, 05:29:22 PM »

AUSTIN, Texas -- Lance Armstrong plans to admit to doping throughout his career during an upcoming interview with Oprah Winfrey, USA Today reported late Friday.

The interview, scheduled to be taped Monday and broadcast Thursday night on the Oprah Winfrey Network, will be conducted at Armstrong's home in Austin.
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« Reply #4699 on: January 12, 2013, 10:18:05 PM »

I never liked Lance Armstrong. His humanistic hubris always rubbed me the wrong way. But I respected his "Live Strong" organization. I certainly don't rejoice in the news that he was on the needle. But I'm not surprised. He was never a hero to me to begin with. But my hope is that he will show genuine contrition and be completely honest without making excuses for his actions. If he can do this, then I think he can preserve the "Live Strong" foundation which has done a lot of good.



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« Reply #4700 on: January 12, 2013, 10:46:00 PM »

I always liked him, though I couldn't tell you the first thing about racing bikes. He was cool in the movie Dodgeball though. I was mostly just speaking from a general American attitude. Lance was the feel-good, do-good story.
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« Reply #4701 on: January 12, 2013, 11:27:43 PM »

I always liked him, though I couldn't tell you the first thing about racing bikes. He was cool in the movie Dodgeball though. I was mostly just speaking from a general American attitude. Lance was the feel-good, do-good story.


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« Reply #4702 on: January 13, 2013, 12:29:37 AM »

I always liked him, though I couldn't tell you the first thing about racing bikes. He was cool in the movie Dodgeball though. I was mostly just speaking from a general American attitude. Lance was the feel-good, do-good story.


It's a shame how the whole steroids thing has ruined sports in so many ways.
Yeah, I've seen a lot of conjecture that the whole steroids issue is why the Baseball Writers Association didn't vote anyone into the Major League Hall of Fame this year. Roger Clemens, Barry Bonds, Sammy Sosa, and Rafael Palmeiro were all eligible for the first time this year, and none of the four received more than 40% of the vote. I'm somewhat disappointed that local hero Dale Murphy fell through the Baseball Writers' net and can't be voted in now until he's eligible for consideration by the old-timers committee.

Next year, though, both Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine will be eligible for the first time. Let's see if Mad Dog can become the first player ever elected to the HOF by unanimous vote. I can remember those two years (1994-95) when his ERA was a full 3 runs or more below the league average. Never had a fastball faster than about 92, and never had amazing "stuff", except maybe for his circle changeup, but in his prime his control was so razor sharp and his pitch movement so active nobody could get anything good to hit off him. He was also one of the best fielders ever for a pitcher.
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« Reply #4703 on: January 13, 2013, 03:32:47 AM »

I always liked him, though I couldn't tell you the first thing about racing bikes. He was cool in the movie Dodgeball though. I was mostly just speaking from a general American attitude. Lance was the feel-good, do-good story.


It's a shame how the whole steroids thing has ruined sports in so many ways.
Yeah, I've seen a lot of conjecture that the whole steroids issue is why the Baseball Writers Association didn't vote anyone into the Major League Hall of Fame this year. Roger Clemens, Barry Bonds, Sammy Sosa, and Rafael Palmeiro were all eligible for the first time this year, and none of the four received more than 40% of the vote. I'm somewhat disappointed that local hero Dale Murphy fell through the Baseball Writers' net and can't be voted in now until he's eligible for consideration by the old-timers committee.

Next year, though, both Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine will be eligible for the first time. Let's see if Mad Dog can become the first player ever elected to the HOF by unanimous vote. I can remember those two years (1994-95) when his ERA was a full 3 runs or more below the league average. Never had a fastball faster than about 92, and never had amazing "stuff", except maybe for his circle changeup, but in his prime his control was so razor sharp and his pitch movement so active nobody could get anything good to hit off him. He was also one of the best fielders ever for a pitcher.


Growing up in Atlanta I always followed the Braves. I saw Dale Murphy play many times in person. Wonderful player and a first class guy. The Braves had a remarkable run in the 90's. Unbelievable pitching staff. I also liked the way the Braves ran their organization. They were one of the few pro sports franchises that really tried to keep players around for a long time and created a family atmosphere. It was great to see home grown Chipper Jones play his entire career for the Braves.

I'll never forget the time I ran into Fred McGriff in the grocery store about 3 hours after he hit two home runs in a playoff game. He was just pushing along his grocery cart like an average Joe. I saw him and yelled out, "Crime Dog!" He was really nice and very personable. I kept thinking, this guy just hit two home runs in a key playoff game, so why is he having to do his own grocery shopping? And believe it or not, I was about 27 years old at the time. Acting like a star struck little kid. lol!


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« Reply #4704 on: January 13, 2013, 04:19:53 AM »

I always liked him, though I couldn't tell you the first thing about racing bikes. He was cool in the movie Dodgeball though. I was mostly just speaking from a general American attitude. Lance was the feel-good, do-good story.


It's a shame how the whole steroids thing has ruined sports in so many ways.
Yeah, I've seen a lot of conjecture that the whole steroids issue is why the Baseball Writers Association didn't vote anyone into the Major League Hall of Fame this year. Roger Clemens, Barry Bonds, Sammy Sosa, and Rafael Palmeiro were all eligible for the first time this year, and none of the four received more than 40% of the vote. I'm somewhat disappointed that local hero Dale Murphy fell through the Baseball Writers' net and can't be voted in now until he's eligible for consideration by the old-timers committee.

Next year, though, both Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine will be eligible for the first time. Let's see if Mad Dog can become the first player ever elected to the HOF by unanimous vote. I can remember those two years (1994-95) when his ERA was a full 3 runs or more below the league average. Never had a fastball faster than about 92, and never had amazing "stuff", except maybe for his circle changeup, but in his prime his control was so razor sharp and his pitch movement so active nobody could get anything good to hit off him. He was also one of the best fielders ever for a pitcher.


Growing up in Atlanta I always followed the Braves. I saw Dale Murphy play many times in person. Wonderful player and a first class guy. The Braves had a remarkable run in the 90's. Unbelievable pitching staff. I also liked the way the Braves ran their organization. They were one of the few pro sports franchises that really tried to keep players around for a long time and created a family atmosphere. It was great to see home grown Chipper Jones play his entire career for the Braves.

I'll never forget the time I ran into Fred McGriff in the grocery store about 3 hours after he hit two home runs in a playoff game. He was just pushing along his grocery cart like an average Joe. I saw him and yelled out, "Crime Dog!" He was really nice and very personable. I kept thinking, this guy just hit two home runs in a key playoff game, so why is he having to do his own grocery shopping? And believe it or not, I was about 27 years old at the time. Acting like a star struck little kid. lol!


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« Reply #4706 on: January 13, 2013, 06:06:06 PM »

I really thought Seattle was gonna take it. Now I'm sad.
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« Reply #4707 on: January 13, 2013, 07:47:51 PM »

I always liked him, though I couldn't tell you the first thing about racing bikes. He was cool in the movie Dodgeball though. I was mostly just speaking from a general American attitude. Lance was the feel-good, do-good story.


It's a shame how the whole steroids thing has ruined sports in so many ways.
Yeah, I've seen a lot of conjecture that the whole steroids issue is why the Baseball Writers Association didn't vote anyone into the Major League Hall of Fame this year. Roger Clemens, Barry Bonds, Sammy Sosa, and Rafael Palmeiro were all eligible for the first time this year, and none of the four received more than 40% of the vote. I'm somewhat disappointed that local hero Dale Murphy fell through the Baseball Writers' net and can't be voted in now until he's eligible for consideration by the old-timers committee.

Next year, though, both Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine will be eligible for the first time. Let's see if Mad Dog can become the first player ever elected to the HOF by unanimous vote. I can remember those two years (1994-95) when his ERA was a full 3 runs or more below the league average. Never had a fastball faster than about 92, and never had amazing "stuff", except maybe for his circle changeup, but in his prime his control was so razor sharp and his pitch movement so active nobody could get anything good to hit off him. He was also one of the best fielders ever for a pitcher.


Growing up in Atlanta I always followed the Braves. I saw Dale Murphy play many times in person. Wonderful player and a first class guy. The Braves had a remarkable run in the 90's. Unbelievable pitching staff. I also liked the way the Braves ran their organization. They were one of the few pro sports franchises that really tried to keep players around for a long time and created a family atmosphere. It was great to see home grown Chipper Jones play his entire career for the Braves.

I'll never forget the time I ran into Fred McGriff in the grocery store about 3 hours after he hit two home runs in a playoff game. He was just pushing along his grocery cart like an average Joe. I saw him and yelled out, "Crime Dog!" He was really nice and very personable. I kept thinking, this guy just hit two home runs in a key playoff game, so why is he having to do his own grocery shopping? And believe it or not, I was about 27 years old at the time. Acting like a star struck little kid. lol!


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Aw, heck, Gebre, I remember how Mad Dog made his debut with the Cubs and even returned to pitch for the Cubs late in his career. I was quite shocked, to put it mildly, to see the Cubs let him go after he won the first of his unprecedented four straight Cy Young Awards in 1992. The Cubs had developed a great pitcher who would become the ace of one of the best starting rotations in Major League history, yet, if one is to believe what his Cubs teammate and Hall-of-Famer Ryne Sandberg had to say about the process, the Cubs didn't do enough to keep Maddux on their team. I actually watched Maddux pitch his first career shutout, a 1-0 gem over perfect-game pitcher Dennis Martinez. (A bit of trivia that only a Cubs fan would know: After another HOF teammate Andre Dawson got hit in the face by a pitch from Padre pitcher Eric Show, it was Maddux who got thrown out of the game for throwing a brushback pitch in retaliation. That scene in a 1987 game where Dawson got nailed in the face was one of the ugliest scenes I'd ever seen in a Major League game. Dawson lay on the ground for what seemed like an eternity, then when he finally rose to his feet, he went after Show like he wanted Show's head on a platter. The Hawk was furious, to put it mildly.)

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« Reply #4708 on: January 13, 2013, 07:50:35 PM »

And the falcons barely squeaked by.

Im glad we won, and hopefully the Atlanta sports playoff curse will come to an end! (not getting my hopes up yet though...)

As a lifelong Falcons fan, (a legit one. Im born/raised/current resident of Atlanta) I cant ignore the fact that they really did once again choke.  Fortunately, we had a solid first half.  Had the Seahawks scored ONE field goal the first half, we wouldve lost.

Hopefully they learn from their poor 2nd half and get it fixed before next week...

Im proud, yet slightly disappointed at the same time.

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« Reply #4709 on: January 13, 2013, 08:24:44 PM »

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« Reply #4710 on: January 14, 2013, 04:58:41 AM »

How do I get good at dribbling a basketball?
Like everything worth doing in this world, you have to master the video game version first.
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« Reply #4711 on: January 14, 2013, 08:57:31 AM »

Duke lost to NC State? Shocked

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« Reply #4712 on: January 16, 2013, 08:13:21 PM »

The revelations laid out by Deadspin's Timothy Burke and Jack Dickey seem to undermine what they call "the most heartbreaking and inspirational story of the college football season" — the story of how Te'o, a devout Mormon from Hawaii, suffered the tragedy of losing his girlfriend, Lennay Kekua, to leukemia, after she had been in a car accident.
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Burke and Dickey acknowledge certain truths about Te'o: that he is a fantastically talented football player, that he is devoted to his family, and that he lost his grandmother, Annette Santiago, 72, on Sept. 11, 2012. But they seek to undermine the oft-repeated tale of how Te'o was told of both Santiago's death, and that of his girlfriend, within six hours of one another.

In fact, they say that Lennay Kekua seems to have never existed.
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« Reply #4713 on: January 16, 2013, 10:28:47 PM »

Congrats Peter on a dominant performance by your Ducks! I'm sure glad we're playing Notre Dame and not y'all Monday night. I hope your coach doesn't leave. I think he'd be nuts to leave Oregon for the NFL. The Oregon job is a great job because there is no pressure like there is in the SEC. I don't know why the NFL would be more appealing to him. He seems like a college type coach anyway. If he stays put, I think you guys can win the National Championship pretty soon. But either way, great job tonight! Enjoy it.  Smiley
One thing looming on the horizon for the Ducks, though: We're probably going to have to endure a couple of penalty years for some recruiting violations. The university has worked very closely with the NCAA on this, and I don't think we're going to be banned from any postseason games, but we may lose a few scholarships. If Chip has any class, he'll stick around and take the heat, but class seems to be something in very short supply among college football coaches. I hope Mr. Kelly shows himself as having more class than the average college coach.

One Duck to watch out for the next few years (if he holds true to his commitment to play for them): Thomas Tyner, the Oregon high school record holder for single-season rushing yards (3,415), single-game rushing yards (643), single-game scoring (10 TDs), and the 100m dash (10.35). At 6'0", 208 pounds, this kid is big, strong, and has world class speed.


Hope the violations aren't severe. But either way, Oregon has built a program that will be highly attractive to other good coaches. They've proven they can get top notch talent, and like I said, the lack of pressure at Oregon compared to other places is appealing. I respect what Christ Peterson has been able to do at Boise State. I thought he would be hired away a long time ago, but he likes where he's at and he has cultivated sustatained success. But Oregon is even better because they are in a top conference and they can actually compete for a National Championship.

I am not trying to be sarcastic, but I really don't know about their academic standards. How does Oregon compare academically to Stanford and Cal? I can't believe Tennessee didn't go after David Shaw. I love the way Shaw coaches and I think he would be outstanding in the SEC. If Oregon is easier academically, you guys may want to pull a coup and steal Shaw away from Stanford. If you could pull that off, you guys would become a perenial power.


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It's official. After Cleveland passed on hiring Kelly, allegedly because they felt that Kelly wasn't 100% committed to coaching an NFL team next year, Kelly confirmed their suspicions by his decision to stay at the U of O next year. Chip Kelly is staying home. Grin
Not so fast, I guess. Chip Kelly has just been hired as the next head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles.

http://www.oregonlive.com/ducks/index.ssf/2013/01/chip_kelly_leaving_surprises_r.html#incart_big-photo
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« Reply #4714 on: January 19, 2013, 08:12:24 PM »

Louisville lost to Syracuse at home.  Sad
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« Reply #4715 on: January 21, 2013, 10:35:06 AM »

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« Reply #4716 on: January 21, 2013, 11:22:48 AM »



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« Reply #4717 on: January 21, 2013, 11:52:47 PM »


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« Reply #4718 on: January 22, 2013, 06:10:26 PM »

So should I root for Cincinnati's division rivals, or the team who's beaten them at their only Super Bowl appearances? I'm pretty torn, and I thought you lot could help me pick a side. GO!
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« Reply #4719 on: January 22, 2013, 06:19:56 PM »

So should I root for Cincinnati's division rivals, or the team who's beaten them at their only Super Bowl appearances? I'm pretty torn, and I thought you lot could help me pick a side. GO!

As a Redskins fan, I'm rooting against Baltimore fans, probably the single most annoying fanbase in the league outside of the Dallas-Fort Worth Area.

Edit: also, screw Haloti Ngata.
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« Reply #4720 on: January 23, 2013, 12:10:32 AM »

So should I root for Cincinnati's division rivals, or the team who's beaten them at their only Super Bowl appearances? I'm pretty torn, and I thought you lot could help me pick a side. GO!

besides my hometown bills, I cheer for the ravens, zoo it is pretty clear cut for me, haha
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« Reply #4721 on: January 23, 2013, 12:13:48 AM »

Edit: also, screw Haloti Ngata the entire Ravens team and personnel.

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« Reply #4722 on: January 23, 2013, 12:20:30 AM »

Edit: also, screw Haloti Ngata the entire Ravens team and personnel.

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« Reply #4723 on: January 23, 2013, 01:41:05 AM »

So should I root for Cincinnati's division rivals, or the team who's beaten them at their only Super Bowl appearances? I'm pretty torn, and I thought you lot could help me pick a side. GO!

As a Redskins fan, I'm rooting against Baltimore fans, probably the single most annoying fanbase in the league outside of the Dallas-Fort Worth Area.

Edit: also, screw Haloti Ngata.

A fellow Redskins fan, grew up in the DC area.  To me Ravens' fans aren't too bad, to me the worst fan base is Phily.  For the past few years the only saving grace that team had was Andy Reid.  Now that he is in Kansas City I can fully justify my hate for the Eagles.  Die eagles die...
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« Reply #4724 on: January 23, 2013, 02:03:26 AM »

So should I root for Cincinnati's division rivals, or the team who's beaten them at their only Super Bowl appearances? I'm pretty torn, and I thought you lot could help me pick a side. GO!

As a Redskins fan, I'm rooting against Baltimore fans, probably the single most annoying fanbase in the league outside of the Dallas-Fort Worth Area.

Edit: also, screw Haloti Ngata.

A fellow Redskins fan, grew up in the DC area.  To me Ravens' fans aren't too bad, to me the worst fan base is Phily.  For the past few years the only saving grace that team had was Andy Reid.  Now that he is in Kansas City I can fully justify my hate for the Eagles.  Die eagles die...
Hey, watch it, buddy! Angry That's Chip Kelly's team now. police
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