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  • #133043

    Yahtzee
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    Saving some bytes by making it a weekly thread for this holiday week.

    May the locals thump the Jets, Knicks and Canadiens.

     

    #133044

    Humphrey
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    Shank’s slipping a little – an article about Harvard/Yale and no mention of Grey Poupon.

    #133045

    jforb
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    Nothing like being woken at 6:15 because your neighbor had his kid for the weekend and was pounding on the horn screaming get your f’n stuff, get the f’n dog and get the f in the car now. :ozzy:

    #133046

    Yahtzee
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    Nothing like being woken at 6:15 because your neighbor had his kid for the weekend and was pounding on the horn screaming get your f’n stuff, get the f’n dog and get the f in the car now. :ozzy:

    People are the worst.

    #133047

    Nick B
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    Shank’s slipping a little – an article about Harvard/Yale and no mention of Grey Poupon.

    to bad its not down a flight of stairs

    #133048

    Chuck Schick
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    So apparently Sackface is on the weight loss gravy train now? His awful ad is him talking about his “love of food” and “career in food.” Calm down, you’re an ad salesman in the Ooey-Gooey space, not Gord Ramsey or Jules Kiddo.

    #133049

    jforb
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    King has a section labeled “Intelligent Football” that ends with “A PFF Elite subscription gives you access to performance metrics the pros use.” Is that a paid ad in the column?

    #133050

    Canadian Soldier
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    So apparently Sackface is on the weight loss gravy train now? His awful ad is him talking about his “love of food” and “career in food.” Calm down, you’re an ad salesman in the Ooey-Gooey space, not Gord Ramsey or Jules Kiddo.

    He’s not even *** *****.   :lol:

    #133051

    Suzy
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    Shank’s slipping a little – an article about Harvard/Yale and no mention of Grey Poupon.

    to bad its not down a flight of stairs

    This made my morning when I checked the site on the way to work. Thanks, Nick!
    :lol:

    #133052

    Lebron
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    I can’t even read that Pete stuff on the Saints.  Have some self respect for crying out loud.

    #133053

    Coma
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    I wouldn’t have known about this if ITT hadn’t tweeted about it, but the NFL is replacing 5 members of Clete Blakeman’s regular officiating crew with “all star” officials (link). This happens in the playoffs, but it’s very unusual for a regular season game. It’s high profile game, so it makes sense that you would want your best officials working it, but it also raises a lot of questions that Peter King would never dream of asking. 6 teams have a bye this week, so there are 3 officiating crews not working, but what happens if the big game next year takes place when all the teams are playing? If the league moves their best officials to one game, is that sending a message the game the reassigned officials are working is less important? Or that fans should accept poor officiating in that game? What happens if the all stars blow some calls tonight? Would those have happened if Blakeman’s regular crew was working together? Is the league going to do this in the last 2 or 3 weeks of the season, when teams are locking up seeds and playoff spots? What if there is no “marquee game” next year? Does this concept go on the shelf or do they assign the all star team to game like the Saints and Eagles?

    #133054

    Feejis
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    It’s not even that “big” of a game. It’s big for fantasy football fagolas and the people that like to talk about how much they like football, but it’s an intraconference game that has limited, if any, playoff implications.

    The fact that the league has public designated this game as more important than, say the HOU-WAS game yesterday is par for the course.

    #133055

    Lebron
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    I saw some promo this morning with what appeared to be Wit and Boog in a war room yelling and pointing a lot, so it must be a big game.

    #133056

    02062
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    “I think Russell Wilson would be a good life coach.”

    —FOX’s Joe Buck, in the third quarter of the Green Bay-Seattle game.

    “UConn’s going to have a good men’s basketball team. The new coach, Danny Hurley, obviously coaches defense. I watched 10 minutes of UConn-Syracuse, and that’s all you need to see to know that if you don’t play D, you’re not playing for Danny Hurley.”  2 names I recognize and you only need to watch 10 minutes to figure it out.

     

    “When I was a kid, I loved Elton John. (Still do.) I was 19 on the day of the Bicentennial, July 4, 1976. It was the summer after my freshman year at Ohio University, and I went with a couple of friends to see Elton John in Foxboro at the old stadium there, Schaefer Stadium. We got there the night before and camped out. What a night. Elton came out dressed as the Statue of Liberty. Late in the show, here came Billie Jean King, and they did a “Philadelphia Freedom” duet. Cool stuff.”

    “Lee Harvey, you are a madman – camping out?  I wanna party with you cowboy.” Image result for lee harvey you are a madman

    #133057

    RedSeat
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    I don’t consume a lot of sports media, so it’s entirely possible I’m just missing it, but I’m surprised I haven’t heard one word about how badly Rivers blew it yesterday. First play after the 2 minute warning, on the Denver 48, 3rd and 7, Denver out of timeouts, Chargers up two. They call a pass play, which I don’t have a problem with, but when facing pressure, he threw it away. You have to take the sack there. Yardage means nothing since you’re punting. But throwing it away stopped the clock, so Denver had the ball with 1:51 left, instead of 1:11.

    Not that big a deal, certainly not 4th and 2 level hubris, but not one word about a terrible, potentially game-changing mistake?

    #133058

    Lebron
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    Pete’s on a weird Elton John kick.

    #133059

    jforb
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    Pete’s on a weird Elton John kick.

    #133060

    02062
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    Pete’s on a weird Elton John kick.

    Hold me closer pudgy writer
    Count the good deeds in Mara’s favor
    Lay me down with a hint of citrus
    I’ve had a busy day today

    #133061

    Lebron
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    I don’t consume a lot of sports media, so it’s entirely possible I’m just missing it, but I’m surprised I haven’t heard one word about how badly Rivers blew it yesterday. First play after the 2 minute warning, on the Denver 48, 3rd and 7, Denver out of timeouts, Chargers up two. They call a pass play, which I don’t have a problem with, but when facing pressure, he threw it away. You have to take the sack there. Yardage means nothing since you’re punting. But throwing it away stopped the clock, so Denver had the ball with 1:51 left, instead of 1:11.

    Not that big a deal, certainly not 4th and 2 level hubris, but not one word about a terrible, potentially game-changing mistake?

    Only thing I’ve seen is Lombardi mentioning it

    According to Michael Lombardi @mlombardiNFL, Anthony Lynn’s play calling and clock management in yesterday’s Chargers / Broncos showdown amounted to ‘coaching malpractice.’

    #133062

    BrianInLA
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    I don’t consume a lot of sports media, so it’s entirely possible I’m just missing it, but I’m surprised I haven’t heard one word about how badly Rivers blew it yesterday. First play after the 2 minute warning, on the Denver 48, 3rd and 7, Denver out of timeouts, Chargers up two. They call a pass play, which I don’t have a problem with, but when facing pressure, he threw it away. You have to take the sack there. Yardage means nothing since you’re punting. But throwing it away stopped the clock, so Denver had the ball with 1:51 left, instead of 1:11.

    Not that big a deal, certainly not 4th and 2 level hubris, but not one word about a terrible, potentially game-changing mistake?

    Here in LA? Not a single word. Not even from the few Charger fans I know. It was mostly “Typical Rivers/Chargers….when is the Rams game?” The local sports media didn’t make a single comment on the play or situation. Its all about the hype for the “Matchup Of The Century” which most locals like to think of as a prelude to this years Super Bowl and we all know how often those things play out in reality. I’m still hoping for a 73-0 Chiefs win.

     

    #133063

    Lebron
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    Any word on how many PPV buys for that Tiger/Phil match on Friday?  I can’t find anything on it.

    #133064

    02062
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    I hope ESPN gives us a lot of cut-a-ways to celebs in the crowd*.

    Tessitore will be Grande level insufferable tonight with it being the game of the century and all.

     

     

     

    *Who happen to be attached to an ABC/Disney program/movie that they need to pimp.

    #133065

    jforb
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    Any word on how many PPV buys for that Tiger/Phil match on Friday? I can’t find anything on it.

    Zero?

    #133066

    BrianInLA
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    Any word on how many PPV buys for that Tiger/Phil match on Friday? I can’t find anything on it.

    I have to think it bombs terribly. Though, to be honest, after watching some of the previews that they’ve shot for it if I’m not doing anything friday I might look for it via one of the streaming sites and catch a bit of it. Would never pay a dime for it and can picture getting bored with it 20 minutes in. I’m a huge golf-on-tv guy so if its not in the ballpark for me I have to think its the same for the majority of other golf fans and I cant see any casual fan forking over real money for it.

    #133067

    Lebron
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    Any word on how many PPV buys for that Tiger/Phil match on Friday? I can’t find anything on it.

    I have to think it bombs terribly. Though, to be honest, after watching some of the previews that they’ve shot for it if I’m not doing anything friday I might look for it via one of the streaming sites and catch a bit of it. Would never pay a dime for it and can picture getting bored with it 20 minutes in. I’m a huge golf-on-tv guy so if its not in the ballpark for me I have to think its the same for the majority of other golf fans and I cant see any casual fan forking over real money for it.

    I saw some of the HBO thing they did on it.  It just doesn’t have any juice.  Maybe if they did it 20 years ago.  Like Russell and Wilt playing 1 on 1 in a pay per view in 1978.

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