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RE: Around the NFL (News) - 2013 Season - 9/22/2013 8:03:12 PM   
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I'm disgusted with my Giants. This is the third time they have been SMOKED by the Panthers. The first one was in the playoffs during the '05 season. It was the first party I had at my new place (here). I had cold bottles of beer on ice, a catered spread of all sorts of things, bottles of wine, etc.....within an hour you knew the game was lost. 23-0 was the score, one and done. Then at the end of the '09 season they had a must win game at home against Carolina. They shit the bed so badly that Carl Banks was saying (over and over) that the defense lacked heart. They were pasted 41-9 and then in the last week of the season the VIKINGS pasted us as well for good measure with an almost identical score. I guess that was revenge for the playoffs.

This game was just brutal. 38-0. My phone was exploding with angry texts from my brother, and two of my friends who live in other parts of the country. The Giant game text messages between us aren't going to be fun this year. Just a horrible year for my teams. The Giants really look lost


Just gaze in admiration at the recent Superbowl trophies and I'll bet that pain instantly neutralizes.
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RE: Around the NFL (News) - 2013 Season - 9/23/2013 7:23:43 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Lynn G.

quote:

ORIGINAL: ewen21

I'm disgusted with my Giants. This is the third time they have been SMOKED by the Panthers. The first one was in the playoffs during the '05 season. It was the first party I had at my new place (here). I had cold bottles of beer on ice, a catered spread of all sorts of things, bottles of wine, etc.....within an hour you knew the game was lost. 23-0 was the score, one and done. Then at the end of the '09 season they had a must win game at home against Carolina. They shit the bed so badly that Carl Banks was saying (over and over) that the defense lacked heart. They were pasted 41-9 and then in the last week of the season the VIKINGS pasted us as well for good measure with an almost identical score. I guess that was revenge for the playoffs.

This game was just brutal. 38-0. My phone was exploding with angry texts from my brother, and two of my friends who live in other parts of the country. The Giant game text messages between us aren't going to be fun this year. Just a horrible year for my teams. The Giants really look lost


Just gaze in admiration at the recent Superbowl trophies and I'll bet that pain instantly neutralizes.


Since I'm sure we don't know what that feels like.  I'm betting winning it all sets a higher standard.  If you know your team is capable of championships every few years, watching them start 0-3 it more painful than our pathetic franchise.

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RE: Around the NFL (News) - 2013 Season - 9/23/2013 7:45:11 AM   
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It's true, we don't know what it would feel like. Just speaking for myself, I believe a Superbowl win would keep me content for about a decade.
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RE: Around the NFL (News) - 2013 Season - 9/23/2013 7:46:13 AM   
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I can't believe that anyone from any other fan base feels more pain than I do right now. I don't accept that Giants fans are hurting that much.
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RE: Around the NFL (News) - 2013 Season - 9/23/2013 7:43:12 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Lynn G.

It's true, we don't know what it would feel like. Just speaking for myself, I believe a Superbowl win would keep me content for about a decade.

Me, too.
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RE: Around the NFL (News) - 2013 Season - 9/27/2013 9:37:29 AM   
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If Flynn does start, he will be the 16th starting quarterback for the Raiders since the beginning of the 2003 season.

Flynn has started two games in his career, when he was in Green Bay, going 24-for-37 for 251 yards, three touchdowns and one interception in 2010 at New England, and then throwing for 480 yards and six touchdowns against Detroit in the 2011 season finale for the Packers.

But Flynn was beaten out the past two summers for starting jobs by Russell Wilson in Seattle and Pryor in Oakland. He was hampered in both training camps by a sore throwing elbow but the time off since losing the starting job has helped.

"His arm looks fresher," Olson said. "I think that jumps out probably to everybody. His arm is certainly much fresher."

http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/9728571/terrelle-pryor-oakland-raiders-unlikely-play-washington-redskins-according-sources

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RE: Around the NFL (News) - 2013 Season - 9/30/2013 9:50:02 AM   
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They were down 20-3 on the road at halftime. Their offensive line was missing three starters, including two Pro Bowl players, and they were starting a rookie, seventh-round draft choice (Michael Bowie) against the best defensive player in the NFL (J.J. Watt).

Their defense completely forgot they entered the game No. 1 in the league, playing like they were No. 1 in leaving receivers wide open.

The Seahawks were outgained by more than 206 yards and their third-down efficiency was 21 percent. And their quarterback (Russell Wilson) had a miserable 49.7 passer rating for the game because he spent most of the day trying to avoid becoming permanently embedded in the Reliant Stadium turf.

But there’s something strange about this team, in a good way. When things seem to be at their worst, the Seahawks are at their best.

Despite all those negatives and all those mistakes, Seattle did enough things right to win and remain unbeaten. It’s the first time in franchise history the Seahawks have started a season with four victories.

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RE: Around the NFL (News) - 2013 Season - 9/30/2013 11:11:38 AM   
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John, those words were written by Terry Blount of ESPN.com. I think you need to credit the author when you copy and paste something here. It's made to look like those are your words.
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RE: Around the NFL (News) - 2013 Season - 9/30/2013 11:19:20 AM   
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Football is not ballet...tired of these flags for not tackling a guy nicely enough.

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RE: Around the NFL (News) - 2013 Season - 9/30/2013 11:57:25 AM   
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On a beautiful day in Denver, it was hard to imagine Peyton Manning being better. Ever. We’ve been saying that for a month now, since the seven-touchdown-pass extravaganza on a stormy opening Thursday night rout of the Ravens. But Sunday, the 37-year-old quarterback living out his wildest dreams continued this run of greatness that is unprecedented even to him.

On Manning’s final four touchdown drives of the day against Philadelphia, Denver never ran a third-down play.

Denver had 12 second downs on the four drives. Manning converted all of them into first downs.

Eleven plays, 80 yards. Ten plays, 80 yards. Eight plays, 80 yards. Seven plays, 65 yards.

That’s 36 plays, 28 points, 305 yards. And no third downs.

http://mmqb.si.com/2013/09/30/peyton-manning-monday-morning-quarterback/?sct=hp_t11_a2&eref=sihp
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RE: Around the NFL (News) - 2013 Season - 9/30/2013 12:06:03 PM   
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e. The Kansas City defense, which has allowed 41 points in four games. It doesn’t let you breathe. The Giants ran zero plays inside the KC red zone Sunday.

f. As a means of comparison, the Philadelphia defense allowed 42 points in three quarters Sunday.

http://mmqb.si.com/2013/09/30/peyton-manning-monday-morning-quarterback/5/
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RE: Around the NFL (News) - 2013 Season - 9/30/2013 11:21:48 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Lynn G.

John, those words were written by Terry Blount of ESPN.com. I think you need to credit the author when you copy and paste something here. It's made to look like those are your words.

if people are too stupid to figure that out I am not wasting a second on them

seriously Lynn

Stop looking for shit to criticize me about every day

You can go right back to IP

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RE: Around the NFL (News) - 2013 Season - 10/1/2013 7:37:44 AM   
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John - you overreacted.

Remember, I make a living by writing, so I'm more sensitive than most about these things. If people could take my product and represent (or sell) it as their own it would hurt my business. An investment advisor, who spends a large chunk of time crafting an investment portfolio for one of his clients would not take very kindly to having that portfolio stolen by someone and presented as their work. A songwriter will sue if you steal their song.

Really, how hard would it have been for you to put quotation marks around that and put Blount's name at the bottom? It's just a sign of respect.
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RE: Around the NFL (News) - 2013 Season - 10/1/2013 8:05:31 AM   
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Sorry JC, I think Lynn has a point.

I don't like it when I read something, I start out thinking it is the poster that wrote it, and at 3 or 4 sentences I either have doubts or think they did NOT write it. You're a good writer, so something well written doesn't tell me you didn't write it. I really don't like having to try and figure it out. I like to know right away so I can then focus on the content.

As Lynn said, you could put quotation marks, or you could just highlight it and put it in italics.
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RE: Around the NFL (News) - 2013 Season - 10/1/2013 1:14:35 PM   
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Black offensive assistants encounter roadblocks to becoming NFL head coaches

Jim Caldwell is the only true Black OC in the NFL.

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/nfl--black-offensive-assistants-finding-roadblocks-to-becoming-nfl-head-coaches-054103279.html

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RE: Around the NFL (News) - 2013 Season - 10/1/2013 3:50:51 PM   
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Black offensive assistants encounter roadblocks to becoming NFL head coaches

Jim Caldwell is the only true Black OC in the NFL.

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/nfl--black-offensive-assistants-finding-roadblocks-to-becoming-nfl-head-coaches-054103279.html



That is a very good article. Thanks.
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RE: Around the NFL (News) - 2013 Season - 10/4/2013 9:17:51 PM   
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< Message edited by marty -- 10/4/2013 9:23:26 PM >
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RE: Around the NFL (News) - 2013 Season - 10/4/2013 11:40:42 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Bruce M

quote:

ORIGINAL: John Childress

Black offensive assistants encounter roadblocks to becoming NFL head coaches

Jim Caldwell is the only true Black OC in the NFL.

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/nfl--black-offensive-assistants-finding-roadblocks-to-becoming-nfl-head-coaches-054103279.html



That is a very good article. Thanks.


I'm left wondering what the roadblocks are. Not that there aren't any, this author didn't seem to mention any.
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RE: Around the NFL (News) - 2013 Season - 10/8/2013 9:09:55 PM   
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I think my theory about players allowing themselves to get hurt has plenty of support this year, like it does any year.

In Cleveland, you have Hoyer looking great, then getting knocked out for the year. He is a hero, and if you arrange the letters in his last name, you get hero.

Remember what I said about players feeling unappreciated allowing themselves to get hurt ? Calvin Johnson might have figured the Lions would once again lose at GB, and Reggie Bush seemed to be getting a lot of the credit for the Lions' early success, while CJ, who has worked his tail off for many years for them, was just chopped liver. In case anybody was forgetting Megatron is needed to make the offense click, he ends up out for the Packers game. If only the Lions had had Megatron, then they would have beat the Packers, right ? Maybe, maybe not. Maybe they would have also lost, but right now he is the hero, the player that it is thought likely would made a difference. Being out, showed that he was important to the team, brought his value back into awareness.

Julio Jones on what appears to be Falcons team headed for disaster, jumps ship, allows himself to be injured and out for the year.

I could give a lot more examples, but I leave at these for now.

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RE: Around the NFL (News) - 2013 Season - 10/9/2013 7:32:56 AM   
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Marty,

You must remember to take your medication every day.  Or those nice young men in their clean white coats will be coming to take you away.



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RE: Around the NFL (News) - 2013 Season - 10/9/2013 8:54:09 AM   
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There was a time when people who thought the earth was round, or that it revolved around the sun, were thought of as crazy.

Let's just say there is quite a bit we currently do NOT understand about certain energies, and the mind, and the subconscious mind (assuming there IS such a thing).
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RE: Around the NFL (News) - 2013 Season - 10/9/2013 9:00:04 AM   
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Marty - why on earth would Hoyer want to get knocked out for the year? The Browns have been looking really good and might have a shot at some post season success? Why would he want to intentionally miss out on that?
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RE: Around the NFL (News) - 2013 Season - 10/9/2013 11:17:40 AM   
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Marty - why on earth would Hoyer want to get knocked out for the year? The Browns have been looking really good and might have a shot at some post season success? Why would he want to intentionally miss out on that?


Exactly.  Hoyer was finally getting a shot to start every week instead of being a clipboard holder or benchwarmer.  Why would he intentionally hurt himself under those circumstances?

Makes no sense.



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RE: Around the NFL (News) - 2013 Season - 10/9/2013 11:31:09 AM   
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ORIGINAL: Lynn G.

Marty - why on earth would Hoyer want to get knocked out for the year? The Browns have been looking really good and might have a shot at some post season success? Why would he want to intentionally miss out on that?


Exactly.  Hoyer was finally getting a shot to start every week instead of being a clipboard holder or benchwarmer.  Why would he intentionally hurt himself under those circumstances?

Makes no sense.




Let yourself get injured while you're on the top of the world. Set yourself up for a big paycheck at the end of 2013, just in case your play may have come back to it's previous level. Yeah, sure, that's the ticket!
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RE: Around the NFL (News) - 2013 Season - 10/9/2013 11:32:08 AM   
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There was a time when people who thought the earth was round, or that it revolved around the sun, were thought of as crazy.

Let's just say there is quite a bit we currently do NOT understand about certain energies, and the mind, and the subconscious mind (assuming there IS such a thing).


Do we know anything about the unconscious mind?
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