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State of the Economy

13 January 2015 - 11:50 AM

As many here know, I love economics and that I am still an amateur enthusiast with BS in it, devouring all the knowledge about the subject as I can. Enough about that, let's get into the meat for this thread. Is the economy truly healthy and is all this growth substantial? How will the economy handle the future rise in the discount rate? What say you?

http://www.globalres...rd-high/5384096

http://www.zerohedge...d-pass-swaps-pu

http://m.motherjones...lizabeth-warren

http://dollarcollaps.../#disqus_thread

Older article related to ZH:
http://money.cnn.com...arkets/thebuzz/

For my tin foil hat peeps:
http://www.barnhardt...group-of-course

A Positive Note Today

11 January 2015 - 10:34 PM

With all this doom and gloom running amuck, I leave this for the Huddle.

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Defense wins Super Bowls

06 January 2015 - 01:58 PM

We all have heard, we all have seen it, and Saturday will be the battle of the best defenses in the NFL IMO. Forget offense, if you expect a light festival you might be disappointed unless you want to witness two titans on defense slug it out. Let's talk defense!

Background:

Seattle first, because well they have the number one defense. I use yards per play to give the picture of the defense for both teams.

Seattle
2014 4.6 ypp which is on par with their team last year.
Last 3 games 3.9 ypp and 4.1 ypp in their last game, that is a hell of a defense. Home 4.6 and Away 4.7, this tells me they travel and are very consistent. Now on to the Panthers!

Carolina
2014 5.3 ypp which is up from 2013's 4.9.
Last three games, the Panthers are surrendering 3.7 ypp just a little better than Seattle. The last game (Arizona), brace yourself for the eye-popping number 1.7 ypp. Third/fourth string Qb aside (BA the all mighty offensive genius), Carolina's defense is clicking at the right time.

Since December, Seattle has faced Philly, San Francisco, Arizona, and St Louis teams. Those offenses respectfully are ranked 5, 20, 24, and 28 in order in yards per game for the regular season. Smoke and mirrors? No but they are still a stifling defense and number one for a reason.

Since December for Carolina, they have faced New Orleans, Tampa Bay, Cleveland, Atlanta, and Arizona. Those offenses are respectfully are ranked 1, 30, 23, 8, and 24. Carolina overall has had a more impressive run than Seattle of late just looking at who we faced in Qbs and the offenses that we have played against. How did 'butt-fumble' embarrassed us again? Anyways:

ECU88 keys to the game.

For Carolina to win, we must stay discipline. Seattle is the most flagged team in the NFL. They are an aggressive team, take advantage of that. TOP is another key but with the teams basically the same, this will be more important than ever especially converting drives into TDs. Shula and Ron repeat with me, touchdowns not Field Goals (unless necessary). Special Teams for Carolina needs to continue the upward trend and limit Seattle's opportunities to give our defense a chance. The last key and most important one, turnovers. This game will be about Carolina being smart with the football by not giving easy chances for Seattle to score and for Carolina keep the trend going by forcing turnovers. Carolina needs to convert points on their drives, protect the football by playing smart, and play sound discipline football against their offense. If they stick with the A.P.E. method and keep pounding, we might just shock the NFL. No score prediction here :)

Bruce Arians Fans

03 January 2015 - 07:48 PM

GTFO!!!!!!

If I hear one of you fuggers slurping dick to that coach, get the fug outta here! If we didn't commit those turnovers the game would have been over at the half. Arizona and that dickweed coach threw the kitchen sink at us and you know what we are better football team. Carson Palmer or not!

Arizona fans, y'all are big headed arrogant pricks. What is the final score? You hear that Bruce, Sweet Caroline bitch. Remember this game asshole!

Rant over/

Christmas Photo Time

21 December 2014 - 07:34 PM

If you had one picture to sum up this football season for the Panthers, what would it be?