Everyone on this board loved Steve Smith as a Panther. I've loved Steve. He's been my favorite Panther.
He's acting very immature about this. Yes, our FO could've handled it better but at the end of the day, it's a very difficult thing to cut a franchise cornerstone. There wasn't really a right way to do it. He's hurt, I understand it. I'm sure everyone understands it. He's a professional and he should be acting like one. Calling a local radio show to defend yourself from a few tweets is very narcissistic and immature.
He randomly called a local radio show from vacation to vent about rumors he read on social media of his pending release over a month before it happened. It's what he does.
I think the term "sports fan" comes from a Latin word that has the same root as the word for "hypocrite"
And be honest JR, I'm pretty sure your attitudes about Terrell Owens shifted a lot between his Cowboy days and his Eagle days.
Not going to drag that into the discussion because it was a totally different situation.
Steve Smith started here and was the heart and soul of this organization. When the media was making up all these false stories (lol) that he might be cut this place was 100% behind him and the media was the Devil.
Oh wait, the media was right????!!! 90% of the people then were on team "Burn in Hell Gettleman and Riveria!" The normal 10% of rational people were on team "Nothing we can do about it, lets move on."
Now there are shots fired at Gettleman and Rivera and the majority of the people want to Steve Smith to burn in Hell yet he is speaking his mind as he has his entire life.
Then you have the group the says " I AM SO SICK OF HEARING ABOUT STEVE SMITH", yet they are usually the first people to open and post in a Steve Smith thread and continue it for 47 pages.
Yeah the whole fanatic thing comes into play here for sure but the pendulum sure has swung for all but the 10% rational people.
Pretty sure it's not Steve Steve who is Bi-polar, it's actually the Huddle.
To be clear, nothing anywhere in the article indicates he's talked to anyone in the Bears organization.
This is all pure speculation on Florio's part.
I will provide the backstory to this. Florio was on WFNZ this morning and mentioned that he spoke to people within the Ravens organization and he said the Ravens game plan was to not hurt Can Newton because they wanted to face an injured Cam instead of a healthy Anderson.
When Mac heard him say that, he said that statement ruined his day because now all the Cam haters will come out in force. Florio said he didn't realize that the healthy Anderson vs. hurt Cam was such a hot topic.
And hour later it is a topic on PFT.
Well played Florio, Well played.
i do however find it interesting he makes no mention of what he says he was told about the Ravens preferring to play Cam instead of Anderson. Said it on the radio, but not in print. Take that as you will.
This is a game that both teams really need to win and I can't call it. I like the Bears offense against any Defense in the league right now but the Panthers Defense has been maligned of late. The Panthers offense has been struggling as well but this is nowhere near the Bears defenses of yesteryear... I think the Bears D will sit back in coverage and dare Cam to throw it because the running game doesn't seem to have much to work with right now. If Cutler keeps his head out of his ass (that's a huge IF, mind you), I think the Bears will win.
But who knows...
Good luck this week. I'm hoping for a good game and no injuries for either team!
Defensive personnel can't match up with two athletic TE's. If you put a DB on them, they will get physically beat and pushed around because of the size difference. Put a safety or a LB on them and they will get beat by the TE's speed in most cases.
Hell, you can use multiple TE's and have one be a FB in the run game. Multiple TE sets spreads the defense and gives the offense multiple choices in both the run and passing game. It's probably one of the most versatile offensive formations in the league right now.
Although Dickson and Olsen are not the athletic freaks that Gronk and Hernandez were, they certainly have the ability to stretch defenses and one of the biggest surprises to me this year is that Ed Dickson has been a non factor.
I booked a flight from Concord to Tampa for November on Allegiant and their fee structure is similar to Spirit (baggage, paying for assigned seats, etc.) . Even with the checked baggage my GF and I are still flying roundtrip for $125 per person. US AIR would have been $900 and I am saving $650 by doing that.
Of course I think I we have to load our own luggage, spin the propeller ourselves to start the plane, and most likely have a student for a pilot but you get what you pay for and that's just more beer money for me at the beach.
You just have to know what the extra fees are going in and it is still waaaaay cheaper than flying the major airlines and it works for people. Going through one of those travel sites I guess you are at a disadvantage and don't see the details however.
And here is what I said in that thread and I think it applies here also:
You can check a bag for $30 or $35 not $100. The $100 is only if you check the bag at the gate. This is to deter people from getting around paying for a bag buy checking it only when they "accidently" realize that it is too big to fit under the seat.
The $120 to change a flight is cheaper than most other US airlines. Sure it's cheaper to just cancel it and re-book it as you said though.
Almost half of Spirits revenue is made up by fees and non ticket revenue and that is how they can be profitable and still sell round trip flights for $25. They are stingent on their rules to protect their profits. It's not like they try to hide any of the charges that you will pay if you need to make changes.
You get what you pay for but when I can easily fly to Atlantic City and back for well under $50 roundtrip, I am not going to expect world class service and I realize the risk I am taking if I need to make changes or cancel, but that risk is only the $50 ticket I bought.
Going yourself can be successful, but it takes time and is still a bit of a risk.
Getting an attorney basically guarantees that it will be reduced to a non moving violation. 99% of the time, they reduce it to an "improper equipment" charge which carries the same fine, but no points (on license nor insurance).
All they want is the money.
Just came back to this thread to get some advice and this is what I needed so thanks.
Got popped going 74 in a 55 in Locust on my way to the Huddle tailgate for the home opener. Lawyer said that if I show up with no attorney they will most likely take my license (even though I haven't had a citation in over 15 years).
Said court costs alone are $480 and he needs more than that in an account to make sure all expenses were covered to represent me. I was planning on getting out of this for about $400.
So anyway, I was going to the Huddle tailgate so feel free to donate to the Free Johnny Rockets Foundation. I have a paypal account for deposits.