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Kurb

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#1137148 need a nic change

Posted by Kurb on 11 April 2011 - 07:35 AM

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#1136431 Overrated games

Posted by Kurb on 10 April 2011 - 01:49 PM

Some of you have standards that way to high for video games. :lol:


#1131791 I went to a job interview today, you will never believe what forum the boss w...

Posted by Kurb on 07 April 2011 - 07:54 AM

Fun is over.


#1124253 Cam Newton Arrested.

Posted by Kurb on 02 April 2011 - 04:26 PM

Verge Banned ?


#1119060 Would you vote for a Pro-Choice, Pro Gay Marriage Atheist Republican?

Posted by Kurb on 30 March 2011 - 10:10 PM

No, but I would vote for a Pro-Choice, Pro-let people do what they want without the dumberment giving it's .10, and a "my religion is personal and not a political issue" candidate


#1104473 Match.com.....Opinions?

Posted by Kurb on 22 March 2011 - 12:10 PM

I will need a signed permission slip from wifey notarized....and I don't mean like notarized by Taco....I mean a legit notary



No, those will continue as long as you keep paying your monthly subscription fee to me.


*signs up for online notary classes*:party:


#1100589 What is this UPSIDE that makes Cam better than Gabbert?

Posted by Kurb on 19 March 2011 - 10:51 AM

First of all, I seek a trade down. No labels.

But despite all of the reasons to see Cam Newton's downside as a threat to the upside...:

  • Attitude (icon, a few comments on NFL Network about teammates at Auburn are now saying he was selfish and self-promoting).
  • Character (Stolen computer, accusations involving stealing from teammates' lockers, 4 counts of academic fraud, NCAA investigation)
  • Mechanics (footwork, throwing motion, spread offense background)
  • Accuracy (Combine-52%, pro day below average with familiar WRs)

    But the Cam supporters are now arguing that Cam's leadership and UPSIDE are better than Gabbert's. REALLY???

    Gabbert's Upside:
  • Athleticism perfect size for QB and his 40 time was nearly identical to Cam Newton's
  • Intelligence Wonderlic score twice that of Newton- 42 and he repotedly knows the pro game very well
  • Leadership Reported to have outperformed the other QBs during combine interviews; Easier to follow without the red flags concerning character and inflated self-image
  • Mechanics: Better footwork, quicker delivery than other prospects, according to Brandt and other scouts at pro day.
  • Accuracy: Compared to Bradford, Stafford, Sanchez and Ryan. Threw 2 bad balls at pro day with WRs he was not familiar with.
How again is Newton's upside higher than Gabbert's? Again, I want a trade, so I don't want either. But it seems the UPSIDE of Cam Newton is being thrown around as an excuse to forget the red flags. The red flags are why his upside is lower than Gabbert's. How many SUCCESSFUL QBs in the league have character concerns, accuracy issues, and limited starting D1 experience? How many successful QBs are intelligent, accurate, and have the intelligence to lead/coach on the field?

Gabbert has the upside if either do. If you think Cam's is higher, you haven't paid attention to the past 75 years of QB play in the NFL.

I KNOW SOME WILL COME ON HERE, NOT READ THE POST, AND MAKE SOME CRITICAL COMMENT ABOUT ANOTHER SIMILAR THREAD. REMEMBER, YOU HAD THE OPTION OF NOT OPENING THE THREAD AND YOUR LIFE WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN ALTERED.

THIS IS TO ADDRESS THE TERM "UPSIDE' AS IF CAM'S IS HIGHER WITHOUT QUESTION. THAT IS A FALLACY. IF PEOPLE ARE GOING TO EVALUATE TALENT, YOU NEED TO DO SO WITHOUT ALLOWING YOUR BIAS TO MAKE BASIC ASSUMPTIONS THAT YOU CONVERT TO FACT AS THE CORNERSTONE OF YOUR LOGIC.



Besides being bigger/stronger/faster if we Drafted Cam is would piss you and so many others like you off. People who think they know something and vomit text onto my forums.

In short it gives us the slim chance you will just stop.

That is a huge upside.


#1074509 Anybody been catching Jimmy Kimmel's Charlie Sheen vids the last two days?

Posted by Kurb on 03 March 2011 - 09:41 AM




#1068438 Another Example of Peter King being a horrible person.(Fugged Cam Newton good)

Posted by Kurb on 28 February 2011 - 12:30 PM

I really don't think context is the issue, but you asked for it, so here it is. A few of you, some angrily, have asked for the story behind the tweet that launched a thousand reactions the other day -- this stand-alone quote from Cam Newton: "I see myself not only as a football player, but an entertainer and icon.''

I'll explain.

A publicist for Under Armour, the outfitter that signed Newton to an endorsement contract, called me to say the company had Newton available to speak to four members of the media for 15 minutes each. Since I was going to write about Newton at the combine (I didn't know what exactly, and I didn't know if it would be for the magazine or for this column), I said yes. And so I spent 15 minutes on the phone with Newton Tuesday.

I was first in the batting order; I assume three others followed me for 15 minutes each. Newton talked about his work with quarterback coach Whitfield and his combine preparation, some of which I detailed above. After about 12 or 13 minutes, I asked him about his deal with Under Armour; I don't remember my exact question, but it was something about what he expected the deal to do for him. And he said one of the things he wanted to stress was that he saw himself not only as a football player, but also an entertainer and icon.

I had thought all along that I wouldn't use anything from our conversation until this week, after I had seen him at the combine and, hopefully, got to spend a little more time with him. When we got off the phone, I began to think about what he'd said. I knew it would be something that would raise eyebrows among NFL teams, who like their prospects to be single-minded, not entering the league thinking about anything except being the best player they can be. I thought if anyone else in the lineup asked him about the Under Armour deal, he'd probably say the same "entertainer and icon'' thing. I didn't want to make a news story out of it, but I did want to get it out that he'd told me this, so I sent it out to my 510,000 followers on Twitter.
Reaction was swift, and negative. One of his representatives called the next day to tell me, basically, that I'd sabotaged Newton just before the combine, and it was going to damage him, and if I'd written this as part of a larger story with context, no one would have seen the quote as very troublesome. I told him you're kidding yourself; if this were in a long story about combine prep and the deal with Under Armour, the media at large would have plucked out the quote and run with it the exact same way. And teams would have wondered about Newton's commitment to the game. How does the context of the quote change the impact? To me, not at all.
Did any of Newton's reps -- agent Bus Cook or his marketing people or father -- say to him, "That's a bad thing to say at any point of a young career, never mind just before the combine?'' I certainly hope so, or they don't have his best interests at heart. I found Newton to be an amiable enough person, though how much can you really tell by a 15-minute phone conversation? And I was encouraged by a couple of things at the combine.

One: He never said the quote wasn't accurate; I've heard enough players, with me and other reporters, backtrack out of a bad situation by saying they were victimized by an invented quote. Two: Combine godfather Gil Brandt of the NFL told me he spent time with Newton in Indianapolis and the player said he'd put his foot in his mouth and planned to apologize for it to the press and to teams. He pretty much did that to the assembled press, though he said several times he felt he was misunderstood.

On NFL Network Sunday, Newton said of our conversation: "My response was, I view myself as that due to the fact that I'm not only going to just be selling football cleats, I'm going to be selling lifestyle apparel -- everything else ... I could have picked way more [different] words to express what I really wanted to say. I want to personally apologize to everybody who was offended about it."

As I wrote higher in this column, I definitely wouldn't eliminate Newton as a possible high pick because of one sentence. He's had a checkered past, obviously, and this doesn't help. As I write in SI this coming week, teams are going to do lots of homework on Newton to make sure they're comfortable with him as a player and person and comfortable with his desire to make football the highest priority in his life. He's such a great prospect, with charisma to match, that I expect him to get picked very high, as high as number one, to Carolina. But teams have miles to go before they can say with certainty they're comfortable with building their team around him.



Read more: http://sportsillustr...l#ixzz1FH8trYbh


Basically: He talked to Newton, Asked him about Under Armor deal, got a juicy quote, didn't want to make a story about it, so quoted it 100% out of context to 500,000 twitter followers. King then has the dumbassery to say, "Context doesn't matter here" (paraphrased)

I have yet to jump on any 1st overall pick, but to say that the above quote isn't 100% damaging to a potential pick is absolute bullshit.


#1050035 Smitty to pats?

Posted by Kurb on 15 February 2011 - 07:23 PM

Can't wait for that to go down.
I love a good board implosion.


#1040763 Gayest thing your GF/wife made you do

Posted by Kurb on 09 February 2011 - 11:04 PM

Get a handjob from Saltman as we watched Skew fug Jase


#1039755 Quick question....

Posted by Kurb on 09 February 2011 - 03:06 PM

Too late. and its not delhommey, its dimbee.


Dimbee isn't ticklish.

Don't ask me why I know that.


#1017406 So why not Jim Skipper?

Posted by Kurb on 26 January 2011 - 09:12 PM

Foster never stopped fumbling.
Our backs had more fumbles recently (haven't looked this up).
He is part of the Fox family and such needs to be purged.




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