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Everything posted by Khyber53

  1. The kid is great, so far, but I don't think he's seen the field enough yet to be bandying about the term "greatest" yet. And John Riggins set the mark pretty high. Like get to 100 touchdowns before we can really say.
  2. Usually I throw out the "they let him go for some reason" line, or you can't win long term by buying another team's old dudes. This time, though, it might be money well spent. I think he underperformed in Tampa because, well, that team had been disintegrating since they drafted Jameis Winston. Lost their identity and that rotating door for the head coach's office hurt, too. Besides the fact that he could still have good tread on the tires, just the familiarity with not just the Bucs but in playing all of other divisional opponents... we're talking good value for medium dollars maybe. A prove it contract with incentives could be the best bet. Then again, Cleveland is spending like they want to get the team looking good before LeBron comes back to town or something.
  3. Or because you've got school aged children and don't want to cut the night short to send them off to bed. In my case, at least, I don't drink so the Monday hangover isn't a problem, at least alcohol wise. There's a whole world of folks that have sh!t to do early Monday mornings who'd be able to enjoy the whole deal better with a Saturday night game.
  4. Moving the game to Saturday night would probably make that record 10 of the 11 most-watched TV shows in history. People will skip other Saturday activities for the Superb Owl, imo.
  5. You know, the only change to the playoffs scheduling I'd really like to see is to move the Superb Owl to Saturday night instead of Sunday.
  6. Hoping this isn't one of those things we later regret. Honestly, though, I had lost track of Wes in all the other news and moves.
  7. I agree, but let's face it, most of the serious coverage goes to the New York and LA teams, the Steelers, Patriots, Cowboys, Packers and Redskins. The rest of us are kinda backwater teams. Really, I'm just about fine with it. My team doesn't have to be super popular for me to like them. And if some other team happens to get bad intelligence about us because they just watch ESPN and NFL Network, so much the better (although this is probably not the case).
  8. So sorry to hear it for the young guy. Here's hoping he recovers well and can be a participant in training camp.
  9. The problem with Suh is that he almost lives up to the money every season. That's the kind of guy who has a decent talent and size, but exists more on marketing, his agent and the rising inflation that is inherent in the league. Because his name is known, he gets lumped in with the star players and gets paid something within their orbits. Then, he performs just a bit below those stars and well, you keep him around because, well there are bigger problems. Now that age is catching up with him, that little gap between him and stardom gets a bit wider each year.
  10. This thread has gone on longer than Gettleman's stay here. Can't we just throw in a hog molly and a bup bup bup and let it go?
  11. Remember that most of those shows feature names your recognize from their playing days, but they are really just about as knowledgeable as the guys down at the local sports bar. And that's actually the feel the producers are going for... talking over the water cooler with co-workers, or over lunch at a casual dining place, or down at the bar with your friends who watch sports but can't keep up with every team. They save the most knowledgeable and researched (plus best pedigrees) for the Sunday pre-game broadcasts or the games themselves. Basically, they've got a handful of note cards and they're just riffing on the teams. Just something to keep the conversation going until the next game day or something big happens. If you want the real stuff, you used to have to go find it in print, but with the internet now, it's just more of that same surface stuff except for a few real sportswriters.
  12. Honestly, I don't think we see Hurney-Rivera-Newton as a trio. Cam's too much of a unicorn, a one of a kind player, to base whether a coach or manager will be hustled out the door when he leaves. Had Cam not developed or had the game designed around, Rivera would have been out long ago. If Cam were to go, for some reason, Marty and Ron wouldn't be tossed because ownership would want to see how they do with a more traditional set up at QB. And let's get something really straight, Cam is a phenom and that can be a disastrous thing to be handed as a coach, especially if he is a non-traditional QB. Cam's talent has been put on display, but he has also developed and rounded out his game remarkably, that's a sign of good coaching and respect for the coach from the player. A lot of coaches have seen their careers dashed by getting the "starting day star" player handed to them. Heck, Jay Cutler has been the end of how many coaching jobs???
  13. Pretty good piece, OP. Cam has, without a doubt, the most pressure on him, followed by Shaq. I think Paradis has a lot to prove, too and can Greg Olsen survive another year in the league? The fifth Panther with the most pressure riding on him, I believe, is Ron Rivera. I like Ron and I think he's the kind of coach a team should keep for a decade or more. He doesn't have losing seasons with a healthy squad (and that is a huge deal) and he has had his coaching staff raided heavily and continuously for a few years. That turnover in assistant coaches and coordinators is tough on any team, and we saw that it ended up with a DC promotion that was not warranted and disastrous. A losing season here, though, with new ownership in the building could see RR heading off with a pink slip, and I don't think injuries will matter, unless it is an obvious and inescapable injury to Cam.
  14. Deion Sanders would make that business decision and then admit to it on television years later.
  15. With all of the press coverage of CMC's arms, the hype is going to encourage some smaller DBs to make a serious business decision and veer away from trying to tackle the guy.
  16. Nope, apparently just a brow beating.
  17. I'm sorry, at what point did I lie here? And on the matters of rape and incest, I would not bar a woman from having an abortion. Also, you might want to go back and read my original post and follow through from there. It's obvious you haven't read it or even considered what is in it. Until then you're just another blowhard foaming at the mouth while repeating the same old statements.
  18. You are a loon. I've said nothing about jailing anyone, but I can tell you will always move to a nuclear option rather than discuss something. Good luck to you.
  19. Neat piece of memorabilia there! The John Kasay signature with the Bible verse on it is a cool touch!
  20. Look, you want to base the argument on semantics. Whether you mark it at the 24 week point of development for sentience or not doesn't change the argument. If a child is born premature at 21 weeks, does it qualify as a living human being or can the mother simply request that someone end its life with no qualms, penalty or even question? The actual moment of sentience isn't as important as the moment at which we, as a society, would consider it no longer a clinical fetus but a human being. Where would you put that point at?
  21. You're a bit of work, aren't you?
  22. It is verifiable, and it is someone trying to make a sensible distinction. I'm not sure that's the right time, but I can say that I think that ethically they are moving in the right direction.
  23. There are many beyond the point of birth that are that way, some well into their 20s and 30s, separated by just a basement door and a set of stairs. We can do better than living off its mother as a dividing point.
  24. How about we refer to that time as the approach to sentience. Awareness working toward an inevitable self awareness?
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