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#136 ECUPantherFan

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Posted 10 August 2011 - 02:11 PM

Our boys will shut everybody up... on the field.

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Posted 10 August 2011 - 02:23 PM

Something people are not mentioning which is huge is how the coaching change (particularly in philosophy) will improve our team by itself from last year. Not including the additions in FA and the draft.

Im not sure if you guys realize it but we have a DAMN good group of coaches here.

Aggressive D and Aggressive O.

That vanilla poo Fox ran will not be winning you any superbowls.

We now have a coaching staff that resembles GB, NE, NO, SD, ect. Coaches that are pro active and put the peddle to the floor and dictate rather than react.

In todays game you must have an aggressive blitzing D. Along with an aggressive O.

Im taking the NE and GB all day over the NYJ and other teams that rely heavily on the run game.

Not saying you gotta pass every down but the days of running to set up the pass are over.

#138 armistice

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Posted 10 August 2011 - 02:24 PM

Well, we kinda are. We didn't really acquire any proven guys in FA but Ron Edwards, he's injured now. They're going off of past performances, and in that case Cam is unknown (which he is) and Jimmy isn't going to do very good.

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Posted 10 August 2011 - 02:26 PM

Something people are not mentioning which is huge is how the coaching change (particularly in philosophy) will improve our team by itself from last year. Not including the additions in FA and the draft.

Im not sure if you guys realize it but we have a DAMN good group of coaches here.

Aggressive D and Aggressive O.

That vanilla poo Fox ran will not be winning you any superbowls.

We now have a coaching staff that resembles GB, NE, NO, SD, ect. Coaches that are pro active and put the peddle to the floor and dictate rather than react.

In todays game you must have an aggressive blitzing D. Along with an aggressive O.

Im taking the NE and GB all day over the NYJ and other teams that rely heavily on the run game.

Not saying you gotta pass every down but the days of running to set up the pass are over.


You must actually be a new account, and not a duplicate. Welcome!

#140 MadHatter

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Posted 10 August 2011 - 02:29 PM

Well of course they are.

But, I mean, it is hard to expect an analyst, especially such a Bayless or Cowherd to be experts on every professional sports team in all 4 major sports, and also dozens of college football and basketball teams.

That's why I just like hearing those guys talk about big picture topics and pretty much don't worry about their opinions of my team.

I may joke like "fug espn", but I really dont care.


Same here....the experts are actually not really experts. they are TV personalities that are paid to stir things up.

#141 Mr. Scot

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Posted 10 August 2011 - 02:34 PM

Skip is an entertainer, and sometimes, hes pretty funny. Analyst?? debatable.

Pretty much. Seems like that's what ESPN goes for these days.

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Posted 10 August 2011 - 02:35 PM

Skip trolls this board almost as well as TRD.

He did his job and got people talking....that's what sports journalism is all about

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Posted 10 August 2011 - 02:37 PM

Skip trolls this board almost as well as TRD.

He did his job and got people talking....that's what sports journalism is all about


You hit the nail on the head....Skip is a Sports Journalist...not a Sports Reporter.

His work is more like an Editorial than a story.

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Posted 10 August 2011 - 02:39 PM

Skip makes Sorenson looks like William Faulkner

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Posted 10 August 2011 - 02:40 PM

Skip makes Sorenson looks like William Faulkner


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Posted 10 August 2011 - 02:42 PM

I lost all levels of respect for Bayless and realized he was nothing more than an ESPN tool the first time I caught a segment of the show. He raked Cam over the coals and was very vile and condescendingly nasty. Yet when he talked about Ben Rothleisburger's rape situation, he was very defensive, even going as far as hinting that the woman was lying and wanted us to not judge Ben and be sympathic towards his situation.

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Posted 10 August 2011 - 02:45 PM

I lost all levels of respect for Bayless and realized he was nothing more than an ESPN tool the first time I caught a segment of the show. He raked Cam over the coals and was very vile and condescendingly nasty. Yet when he talked about Ben Rothleisburger's rape situation, he was very defensive, even going as far as hinting that the woman was lying and wanted us to not judge Ben and be sympathic towards his situation.


He did say Cam would be a beast...next season. But that means as much as his other opinion.

#148 Mr. Scot

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Posted 10 August 2011 - 02:45 PM

I don't put a lot of value in "getting people talking" when the thing you "get them talking' about is stupid, but that's just me.

It's about ratings these days, and thoughtful analysis doesn't get ratings. Bombastic silliness does.

(woe to those of us who actually enjoy a good discussion)

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Posted 10 August 2011 - 02:53 PM

I used to work for ESPN.....and I can legitimately say that they suck at sports news reporting.

They have become slightly more than the Jerry Springer Show of Sports.....they are all about sensationalism and ratings....not news.


Seriously, I do believe ESPN was aiming to be the Jerry Springer show of sports when they first started out.

If you do a quick check of those who use to work for ESPN, it's clear what they are giving birth too. Rush Limbaugh, Keith Oberlman, and the list goes on. "Entertainers" who make a living stirring up controversy.

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Posted 10 August 2011 - 02:54 PM

Why does it bother you if people are bitching about ESPN.

I mean.... Get the fug over it. ;)


really, this was just something else to have fun with in the middle of the week when there is not a lot going on.


Don't like the topic, the poster, don't open the thread.


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