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#841098 DSL Modems/wireless routers

Posted by GRWatcher on 29 October 2010 - 01:48 PM

I could call AT&T but I've heard the "free" modem means another contract. I will see though.

Weird thing about bridging...my modem is set for PPoE, not bridging. And has worked fine up until now. Related you think?

No. The modem side of the modem/router will always have some DSL setting, usually PPoE or Static IP. It is the router side that you will want bridged. So basically only the modem is working.

My Westall was set for PPoE even though I had a Static IP and it worked fine.

I went with at&t uverse tv/internet at home so got a new modem/router (2-wire). With no contract.

Can't hurt to call them. Give it a try. They'll probably mail one.

#824724 How will this board react to our win Sunday?

Posted by GRWatcher on 20 October 2010 - 09:50 PM

And most posters and fans will be thinking, "About damn time", but will be put off posting by all the above scenarios.

Except maybe not by Jangler's posting pics while naked.


#823619 Normally, I dont like Schlereth..

Posted by GRWatcher on 20 October 2010 - 11:47 AM

Now, this is funny.

"I'm going to sit down and have a serious conversation with my coach tomorrow and see if I can actually play by NFL rules and still be effective," Harrison said. "If not, I may have to give up playing football."

"I've talked to James, and he's very upset," Parise said. "He's quite confused about how to play football."

#812205 Jerry Richardson called me this morning! Not a joke

Posted by GRWatcher on 13 October 2010 - 12:25 PM

riddel, your post is so long I'm not going to quote it here. I did read it, uh, quickly.

There wasn't always a players union. In fact, it's quite a recent development given NFL history. What you say that now they don't need representation was not always true. Hence, the union. There also never was a retirement fund or health benefits before the union. It is those side issues that have kept the union in play. Not too long ago it use to be that football was a player's 2nd job and the season was shorter because of that.

Now teams' players are, team by team, decertifying the union so you may get your wish. I'm not sure it will work out as you describe. There will always be the Jerry Jones and Dan Snyder type owner.

#788171 show your support.. make this your new avatar for the day..

Posted by GRWatcher on 03 October 2010 - 11:38 AM

Done for the month of October. I'm a six year survivor. :)

#777371 Down, Set, Pike!

Posted by GRWatcher on 27 September 2010 - 11:36 AM

Smack forum!


Actually glad the Rams are doing better. Been holding the smack in for a long time, huh?

#772039 Did Jake at least give you hope?

Posted by GRWatcher on 25 September 2010 - 12:25 AM

If I remember correctly, Walls stopped due to injury not due to being cut.

In 2009 yes but back in the day, Jake was one of the best in the fourth quarter. You saw him come back enough to know that he could do it. Always gave you hope.
It was a shame he couldn't come back from surgery. Sometimes desire isn't enough.

I think Walls was cut and was quite angry about it. I thought he went with Denver for a year but didn't play much there so maybe he had lingering injuries.

I was much more emotionally invested when Jake was with us. Exciting it definitely was. I would wake up game day morning feeling like I knew how the team would play, what chance we had to win that day. There's none of that now but we haven't won yet either.

#755954 Question regarding the possible lockout

Posted by GRWatcher on 18 September 2010 - 12:39 AM

It's hard in this economy for players that make millions demanding more money and regular folks cant even find a 40k job . Hard to feel bad for the players but if they strike f**k it.....The Replacements was a good movie.

Let me also say if they make it a 18 game season they should increase base pay and increase the 53 man roster to 56 or 58.

A lockout is NOT a strike. There will be no football because the owners will shut down the facilities and can not hire replacements. There are labor & contract laws. Please get it right. :crazy:

IMO they will not hire a coach from outside ... why pay someone to coach when there is no football. Most if not all the coaches will not even be under contract (our WR & ST coaches were signed to 1 year deals) so they will have slim pickings for an interim coach.

#754812 Management Philosophy

Posted by GRWatcher on 17 September 2010 - 12:44 PM

It is so easy to create a philosophy in hindsight and say it always was the intention of the team to follow it. I don't believe it.

So my question is, when do they stop the "youth movement"? Every year has a draft class plus undrafted rookies and every year you can keep only 53 players. Even if you assume that we never sign another outside FA and that we draft extremely well, we will lose at least 10 or more of our "youth" every year. And they are our "best". They'll no longer be our "best" next year? There's no logic or look to this scheme that tells the fans or anyone else that the Panthers are built to win each year. That, after all, is the goal each year of 32 NFL teams and their fans.

In any other industry it would be age discrimination.

Besides, the Panthers are doing their youth a great disservice by not having veterans on the team (even as backups) for them to learn from. For a youth movement of this type to be successful, we would need 53 superstars. That's simply not the case. How much better would Matt Moore have played the Giants if he had a veteran QB on the sideline like he did last year instead of 2 rookies? How much sooner would it had been realized that he was consussed, because he isn't going to take himself out of the game?

Steeler good? No way, and not anytime soon; no jury needed. I looked at the Steelers' roster. They have 17 at 30 or older and only 1 is a kicker. 28 Steelers have 6 or more years of experience. Those are veterans that their youth will learn from. That is part of the Steelers' team philosophy and that is why their version of a "youth movement" works: it's not all at once and they count on veterans to help. Hines Ward admitted that much last year, that part of his job is now to help the younger players. FYI, they have 8 rookies on their roster.

I do agree that the Panthers will not do anything in FA this year. But not because of some overall team philosophy.


#736963 NFLPA Boss: Lockout Likely

Posted by GRWatcher on 09 September 2010 - 02:55 PM

Correct me if I'm wrong, but this is the owners locking out the NFLPA, not canceling football, right? A lockout would effectively cancel football unless they hired replacements, like last time. I don't think the question is "Can they?" as much as "Will they?"

The Owners can sustain a lockout for a pretty long time without feeling it in the pocketbook, especially with that DirectTV contract (which may demand replacement games). The players can't. My money is on management.

Players aren't employees, they are contractors. They don't negotiate salaries, they negotiate contracts. There are labor laws and contract/business laws that would be violated if the owners simply called in replacements once they declared a lockout. There would be major financial repercussions and penalties against the owners. There has never been a lockout in the NFL .... it was a players' strike last time .... so nothing will be the same as "last time".

I believe there simply will be no football. As there was no hockey for the NHL where there was an owners' lockout.

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#726655 Is it fairly obvious to anyone else....

Posted by GRWatcher on 03 September 2010 - 09:12 AM

I'm not an App State alum but I do like Edwards and the pick. As long as they don't throw the baby out with the bath water. :o

I liked the idea that (1) they were willing to use AE & that formation at any time during the game and (2) defenses have to plan for it anytime AE is on the field. I do believe it will work differently with our 1st string offense on the field. Whether it sells tickets or not, idk. That it forces defenses to plan against it, I do care about.

Armanti also seemed to gain confidence during the game with that. Did better at WR & PR too. Hell of an arm.

#711427 The WR core according to Gantt

Posted by GRWatcher on 25 August 2010 - 02:23 PM

Wright may be the only WR-not-named-Smitty with any kind of attitude. As a former Jet himself, you shoulda' seen him trash talking whenever he had a chance with the Jets sideline. Good to see. His other upside is ST play experience.

There's that foreign word ------------> experience. Ha!

I have nothing to say about anyone else on that list. Momma said if you can't say anything nice ............... :blush5:

#694813 Beason taking hand signals from the sideline

Posted by GRWatcher on 15 August 2010 - 03:18 PM

Up to 2 years ago only hand signals were used. There were no mics for the defense. If it didn't matter then, it won't matter now. You youngsters are spoiled. :D

#682902 P-55 Fan Fest analysis

Posted by GRWatcher on 07 August 2010 - 09:00 PM

I can not believe that not one "report from fan fest" mentioned the fumble recovered by Tank!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Best action of the day! :party:

I saw nothing from our offense that, well, I saw nothing. But I'll reserve judgement until the 3rd preseason game. I was disappointed that Pike didn't get much time at all on the field. Maybe, what, 3-4 plays and most were running plays. I did want to see more of him. Cantwell had the most time.

Defense impressed but I'll still wait until the 3rd preseason game.

Now, I was impressed with the drum line. Plenty of energy there. Something for us ladies to look at. ;)

We were in the east endzone. There were a ton of kids in front waiting for autographs and they all looked disappointed when it was done. We had only 3 players come by and I wouldn't be surprised if all 3 weren't on the roster in September. That was a let down.

#673480 Motor

Posted by GRWatcher on 01 August 2010 - 06:24 PM

God let the season start already.

no poo

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