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#2629887 Racism doesnt exist anymore

Posted by MadHatter on 24 January 2014 - 03:17 PM

"Half the white, sports-watching population in the country was calling Richard Sherman a "thug" within minutes of post-game comments."

My direct quote. Did I say "recognizable websites?" or "wannabe reporters websites?"



"Within seconds people on social media were calling him a fool, a thug, a classless jerk and many worse things."



The numbers here come from iQ Media1, and they're based on every closed caption that ran in every market in the country over the past three years. As you can see above, Monday was more "thug"-heavy than any day in the past few years. iQ Media says 625 "thug"s across all markets, while competing service TVEyes says 524 so far today, but just 269 yesterday. Both have today and yesterday as massive spikes. ESPN, to its credit, appears to be on the hook for just two "thugs" all of yesterday. CBS was the overall leader by iQ's count, but that number is slightly inflated because of a mention on the national broadcast of the creatively bereft ratings graveyard Intelligence, which went out to a bunch of local affiliates.





 classless and jerk does kind of describe his behavior after the game.  The guy did make a complete ass out of himself.  Even he realized it later and apologized.


It was odd watching him react that way.  I have seen many interviews with him and he is a very intelligent and well-spoken guy.  It is apparent that what we saw was pure emotion and he got caught up in the moment.  This is why I hate reporters who shove cameras in players faces trying to provoke a certain reaction.  I am sure if they talked to him not 30 min after the game, it would have been a completely different scene and interview.

#2629883 Racism doesnt exist anymore

Posted by MadHatter on 24 January 2014 - 03:14 PM

Half the white, sports-watching population in the country was calling Richard Sherman a "thug" within minutes of post-game comments. Not sure what hole you've been living in, but it was national sports headlines for days afterwards.


In my opinion, in that particular instance, the word "thug" was used as the new "n-word" as many well known sportswriters opined.


As far as that fugging kid Bieber- why can't the government do something constructive and simply deport his ass just like any other immigrant who breaks the law? 


But as I explained in another thread, the word "thug" is not necessarily a racist word.  I am sure that some use is as a substitute as the new "n-word" as you pointed out.  But others (myself included) have always use the word to describe a certain type of behavior....not related to the color of their skin.


And as for Sherman, he kind of brought a lot of that upon himself.  The guy acted like a complete ass on national TV.

#2629812 All We Ask for this Incredible 4K TV... is Your First Born Child

Posted by MadHatter on 24 January 2014 - 02:21 PM

The first review for this is a stroke of genius!


Sorry man....found absolutely nothing amusing or genius about those posts.

Making light of human trafficking and children being sold/forced into slavery is classless and putrid. I know they were trying to be cute, but was way out of line to me.

#2629809 Racism doesnt exist anymore

Posted by MadHatter on 24 January 2014 - 02:16 PM

Not sure who you think is calling JP a "misguided kid".  Most refer to him as a punk, an ass, a douche, etc


Article was nothing but another race baiting attempt by a hack of a writer.

#2629542 Walter football latest mock-Robinson

Posted by MadHatter on 24 January 2014 - 10:17 AM

Im not sure if hes going in the first round. Huddlers seem to think that everyone will be gone by the no28 pick. Smh


Been reading a lot about him after the season.


Really like him in the games I watched and respected him for staying at PSU when he could have bolted.


If he has a solid combine then I think late first is a realistic spot for him to go....but all depends on other WR's in the first and where they go.

#2629518 Walter football latest mock-Robinson

Posted by MadHatter on 24 January 2014 - 10:07 AM

From what I saw off youtube, thats exactly who he is.


Watching a few clips on youtube does not tell you the story.


That is why people talk up and down players based on a few youtube clips they saw.


Just like scouts, you actually need to see them play to make a real evaluation.

#2629490 Michael Schofield opening eyes at Senior Bowl

Posted by MadHatter on 24 January 2014 - 09:38 AM

I coached OL for a very good high school team.  I know a little about fundamentals--there is more about the pro game that I don't get.  Having prefaced this with that, here is my take on this guy:


He has been well coached. He manages to maintain a wide base and keeps his shoulders square.   I saw him (in the Mich St game) get 2 negative grades and about 5 positive grades--that is strong.  He made his mistakes bending at the waist, a bad thing for OL.  This occurs, however, when he is trying to maintain good technique and he gets fooled by a stunt---once the G should have released his block to the RT but he did not, allowing for a stunt/blitz (can't remember) to reach the qb.  This looked bad, but it was not on the RT.  With no back helping that side, the G should have released the DT when he took a route to his outside and stepped down.  Instead, he rode the block out.  The RT saw this and tried to step inside to B gap, but was late.


Later I saw him pull on a counter and sealed the opposite side---not many tackles can do that.  It was beautiful.  He reaches the second level when he needs to.  He has solid feet, decent to good hands, and he plays with good technique most of the time.  He seems smart, based on the improvisation and his understanding of angles. I am not sure about his measureables, but if his arms are more than 33", I would say he is a solid second to third round pick based on what I see.  I would say that he has some potential to convert to a LT down the road.


Finally, did you notice how well he stays on blocks?  Better tnan Bell.  In addition, when protecting the pocket, he does not take an angle directly to the QB like Bell does; he fans out at a 45 degree angle until contact. This is important because Cam is mobile and it expands the size of the pocket. 


Nice call.  I like this guy.  I would rather have Lewan, but 75 is a good football player who would upgrade us from day 1.

Damn nice to read comments from someone who really understands what they are talking about....does not happen often on The Huddle.

#2629471 Walter football latest mock-Robinson

Posted by MadHatter on 24 January 2014 - 09:08 AM

I have not watch a full game on Robinson. Have only watched highlights of the kid on youtube. I was not impressed and came away with nothing. I really want someone to explain to me why the kid is so highly thought of. And, please be someone who have actually watched several full games of Robinson. Not someone who just getting their info from draft sites; stuffs that I already know of.


So your arguement is that you don't really know what you are talking about related to Robinson because you never watched him play....but you are not impressed with him.  Brilliant.


I can tell you this.  I watched at least half the PSU games the past two seasons (wife is a PSU grad).  Robinson is an incredible WR.


Runs great routes...makes the difficult catches...steps up huge when his team needs a play.  I watched him regularly carve up secondaries.  He is a deep threat and makes huge plays with YAC.


Guy is a legit and explosive WR.

#2627645 Drug Tests

Posted by MadHatter on 22 January 2014 - 03:59 PM

Not true. As I said earlier, I've passed many tests diluting my sample. The only thing ever said to me was "you drink a lot of water".

Depends on the level of the test. Some companies use the lower and cheaper tests. But, the more advanced ones also identify higher levels of water in the system...which will trigger a failed/questionable result.

We have always used the higher tests when we hire executive candidates.

#2627534 Is a lack of receivers really the problem?

Posted by MadHatter on 22 January 2014 - 02:28 PM

Or is it the lack of time Cam has in the pocket. A few things of note is that Cam lacked in deep balls this year. This was mainly due to the line. Now, when Cam had time against the Niners, he picked them apart and nailed a perfect pass to smith. Now we definitely need a WR, but maybe the focus should be on overhauling the line and not forking out completely for a WR. Not to mention, our line gets absolutely NO push, and isn't great at opening holes. We could have Megatron out there, but if Cam is constantly under pressure and either doesn't have time to throw, or have errand throws,then even Megatron would have a down year. There's so many offseason threads on here asking the same damn questions, but where's this one? For fug sake, we had a third tier defensive tackle starting at right guard for us!


We shoud just end all of these posts about the same topic.....the answer is BOTH.


We need to address both OL and WR this year.....both need an upgrade.


FA WR, draft WR and OL in the first two rounds.

#2627532 O-line has to be the priority.

Posted by MadHatter on 22 January 2014 - 02:26 PM

I dont think Nicks is our answer to our WR woes at all. I hope people don't think so or think he's going to come in and completely solve every thing. Way too many ? surrounding him


I also like to say as I said before if you look at other teams and compare to us, we're operating in the wrong way. Other teams has 1 1,000 yard back and/or 1 1,000 yard receiver. We have neither. Too many RB's all because of the success of 2 seasons, 2 seasons 5 years ago. If we could get rid of both D.Will and Stew, they should.


WR should be addressed by signing a FA like Nicks along with adding a guy in the first two rounds of the draft.

#2627527 O-line has to be the priority.

Posted by MadHatter on 22 January 2014 - 02:24 PM

We had a top ten rushing attack. Bottom of the bottom as a passing attack. Am I missing something?



Cam scrambling gave us those yards.  Our rushing attack with our RB's was anemic at times.


OL will do wonders for both the run and passing game.

#2627085 Drug Tests

Posted by MadHatter on 22 January 2014 - 07:51 AM

Drink a bunch of water right before you take the test.

Bad move. The tests are designed to measure unrealistic levels of dilution and the test will fail.

#2627083 Will the real Unemployment Number plz stand up!

Posted by MadHatter on 22 January 2014 - 07:50 AM

C'mon you guys....

A collection of the most vocal and staunch conservatives in the Huddle and you all sound just like Congress- complain and give all your reasons for our economic woes while providing no solutions.

I'd really like to know what the conservative/right's solutions are. Seriously.

And you sound like the tupical liberal.

Don't blame the Teflon president... Tax the rich more...and spend more. Yea, that us bound to work THIS time.

#2627060 Giants letting Nicks walk!

Posted by MadHatter on 22 January 2014 - 06:20 AM

You have absolutely no room whatsoever to talk. I mean none.

I don't recall ever telling anyone on here that their parents should have aborted them. I'm guessing you don't say that to people you meet at tailgates.

You started an arguement with about 4 diff posters in just this one thread.....every one of them figured you out and called you an ass.

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