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    Fred West Lynn
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    Giants win.
    Steelers undisciplined in loss.
    Pats win despite questionable officiating calls.

    One of these things is not like the other.

    Oh, and rush out to check Bob Ryan’s baseball hall of fame ballot.

    #133417

    Fatty talking about the Kareem Hunt investigative efforts:

    One of the front-office people in the league I trust the most, a veteran team operative who’s been in the league longer than I’ve covered it, suggested that to me Saturday. If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em.

    :blink: He is so bad at this.

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    #133418

    More Fatty:

    On the biggest play of the fourth quarter in New Jersey on Sunday, Bears coach Matt Nagy called a reverse to Tarik Cohen, and a touchdown pass from Cohen toAnthony Millerthat forced overtime against the Giants. That’s something the Packers need.

    Yes, the Packers need somebody who’ll call gadget plays that take the ball out of the hands of their best player.

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    #133420

    It’s just where his mind goes with things:

    Friday was day 65 waiting for a heart transplant. The guy next door on his floor got a heart and kidney the other day, and Millen was happy. I asked him if he had heart envy when a neighbor on the floor got one, and he said hell no—he hopes they all get theirs.

    “Do you feel like he got the heart you deserve?”

    Fucking self-entitled ghoul.

    #133422

    02062
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    Never seen a squad go offside on 3 straight fg attempts.

    Maybe the fg team should take the field in their training camp arrival model t’s?

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    #133423

    Canadian Soldier
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    If only Myron Cope were still alive to witness last night’s game.  :lol:

    #133424

    3. Todd Gurley, RB, L.A. Rams.Last week: Not ranked.I continue to vacillate between Gurley and Jared Goff and maybe eventually Aaron Donald. But another huge day for Gurley—26 touches, 165 yards, two more touchdowns—puts him back in the running.

    If you’re not even sure he’s the best player on his own team, how can he be listed here in the top five MVP candidates, and not have the others listed at all?

    #133425

    Feejis
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    We’re so civilized here now. Thanking each other for posts and whatnot.

    #133426

    Coma
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    I apologize if I’m infringing on anyone’s gimmick, but I also have a couple of PK FMIA quotes:

    The Chiefs heard the report and coach Andy Reid called him to ask about it. Hunt denied he did anything wrong. He denied it again when the story came up again.

    The first two sentences refer to February, right after the incident in the hotel. When did the second denial in the last sentence take place? Would it kill PK to include something like “at the beginning of training camp” to provide a timeline?

    Imagine Hunt thinking he can bury this. Not much can be buried today, particularly if you’re a local guy, a big star who just led the NFL in rushing.

    Hunt’s a 23 year old in his second year in the NFL. It’s pretty easy to imagine someone in that situation thinking everything might just go away. My main reason for reading that section of King’s column was to see if this was the incident where he finally had enough stopped carrying water for the league. Not surprisingly, it wasn’t. How about “Imagine Clark Hunt and Andy Reid thinking they can bury this” or “Imagine Goodell and his minions thinking they can bury this“? Nope, that’s all on the youngest person involved. The team and the league? There’s no way they could have any influence on a situation like this.

     

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    #133427

    Fred West Lynn
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    King is such a sloppy writer that his quote could be read as “an official of the league I trust most” meaning he trusts the NFL more than any other league.
    Freudian slip?

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    #133428

    Fred West Lynn
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    Unless he intends to say that the Packers need a coach.

    Which is true, but I doubt that was his intent.

    God, I thought I’d sworn off mentally copy editing buffoon writers after wading through the sludge that is Sunday Cafardo.

    #133429

    Fred West Lynn
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    Mustard has retired from the Wellesley school system?

    Can there be a Mustard-Tanguay show in development?

    It would give the board a plethora of material.

    #133430

    jforb
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    King is such a sloppy writer that his quote could be read as “an official of the league I trust most” meaning he trusts the NFL more than any other league.

    Freudian slip?

    I didn’t even read it the correct way until you pointed that out.

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    #133431

    Suzy
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    It’s just where his mind goes with things:

    Friday was day 65 waiting for a heart transplant. The guy next door on his floor got a heart and kidney the other day, and Millen was happy. I asked him if he had heart envy when a neighbor on the floor got one, and he said hell no—he hopes they all get theirs.

    “Do you feel like he got the heart you deserve?”

    Fucking self-entitled ghoul.

    :lol:

    That’s unreal. Fat creepy slob projecting and has no idea.

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    #133432

    Canadian Soldier
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    Let me say that I am thankful for every post here that craps all over Peter King.

    #133433

    02062
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    Whatever you say Odell…..

    “Sometimes somebody makes a better play than you do,” Beckham said. “I could dive in there and still not get the ball. So it was a very tough call. Nobody should ever question my effort or my heart. That’s the last thing you can do. You can question me as a person, as a man, whatever you want to do. But my heart and my effort can never be questioned, ever.”

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    #133434

    Fred West Lynn
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    Whatever you say Odell…..

    “Sometimes somebody makes a better play than you do,” Beckham said. “I could dive in there and still not get the ball. So it was a very tough call. Nobody should ever question my effort or my heart. That’s the last thing you can do. You can question me as a person, as a man, whatever you want to do. But my heart and my effort can never be questioned, ever.”

    Which means that your heart and effort are separate from you as a person and a man.

    Doesn’t that hurt your brain? It hurts mine.

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    #133435

    Lebron
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    Mahomes saying ‘we don’t do those things’ in regard to Hunt, you mean you don’t slap women in general or you don’t slap non pregnant women that you don’t know?  Because the guy you’re throwing a ton of passes to likes slapping.

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    #133436

    Suzy
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    Mahomes saying ‘we don’t do those things’ in regard to Hunt, you mean you don’t slap women in general or you don’t slap non pregnant women that you don’t know? Because the guy you’re throwing a ton of passes to likes slapping.

    Yeah, maybe the kid should stfu and just do his thing. God I love BB.

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    #133437

    chicowalker
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    Speaking of Mustard and Johnson, they had a caller this weekend from South Carolina.  Mustard did his thing where he welcomed him and tried to relate (“we just saw Clemson up here against BC..”) when it was clear he knew nothing about the team or the sport.  LJ just yelled “Dabo Swinney!”  and nothing else…the poor guy was shook :lol:

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    #133438

    stabbed by foulke
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    It’s just where his mind goes with things:

    Friday was day 65 waiting for a heart transplant. The guy next door on his floor got a heart and kidney the other day, and Millen was happy. I asked him if he had heart envy when a neighbor on the floor got one, and he said hell no—he hopes they all get theirs.

    “Do you feel like he got the heart you deserve?”

    Fucking self-entitled ghoul.

    :lol:

    That’s unreal. Fat creepy slob projecting and has no idea.

    Absolutely shocked Peter didn’t go with the inappropriate “heavy heart” metaphor here.

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    #133439

    Nick B
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    Unless its happened, my money is on Felger saying it was crap for BB to say what he did to Thielan.

    #133440

    Miserable Fellow
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    We’re so civilized here now. Thanking each other for posts and whatnot.

    I tried to jokingly reply to someone “minus one” yesterday. The system forbid it, saying it looked like spam.

    Big Brother is here!

    #133441

    Fred West Lynn
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    Finally getting to Ryan’s HoF vote column, and it’s pretty much the standard-issue old time baseball writer filler. Fake heated tromping on the well-trod ground of “where I stand on PED-linked players.” Cut-and-paste regurgitations of various nominees’ stats to inflate the word count.  More public agonizing. Limp “here’s who I’m voting for” conclusion.

    The experience made me fully realize what these columns — from Ryan and Buckley and McAdam and Shank and other points of light — are really all about:

    I have a vote for the Baseball Hall of Fame. Cooperstown. The ability to decide and anoint who lives as One of The Greatest Ever henceforth.

    You don’t.

    But you wouldn’t really want it. Because of all the hard work that goes into being a voter:

    1.)  Become a member of the BBWAA*

    2.)  Watch lots of baseball games for free. From prized Press Box seating. Free food and drink.

    3.) Churn out game re-caps for a couple of years waiting for someone to die/retire so you can move to columnist. No more full schedule of  games (that’s the beat writer’s job).

    4.)  Practice for the big gig by dragging your readers (your employer assumes that you have those) through your travails when tasked with voting for League awards – Cy Young, Manager, and Rookie of the Year. Write column to heighten readers’ awareness of the awesome responsibility you’re compelled to wield for the good of the game.

    4.)  Last long enough to achieve HoF voting status.
    5.)  Write one a year lengthy introspective monologue about the burdens of history that you must bear. Mention everyone on the ballot. Insert baseball-reference.com recaps of each one’s career. Wring hands over your infinitely tortured decision process.

    6.)  Begin a campaign to have your colleagues vote you into their Pee-Wee’s Playhouse Hall of Fame which is located in some proximity to the Baseball Hall of Fame.  Quick Suggestion: Why should BBWAA members decide the HoF fate of both actual players AND their own cohort? If they vote on the players, shouldn’t someone else vote for the Writers/Broadcasters hall?  Personally, I’d love to write (and perhaps I will) a column masticating over the relative place in the dim firmament of sports journalists  :rollseyes:   of  Ryan or Buckley or Pete Abe or Nickles. Might even throw in a straw man to attract clicks: Shank. (“Should room service white wine be looked at as a writer’s PED?”)

    7.) I’m pretty sure I worked harder on this post than Ryan did in his reveal that he’s voting for Mariano Rivera.

    * Full Disclosure: I think that’s the acronym for the national organization, Baseball Writers Association of America. If not, I blame the Copy Desk.

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    #133443

    Fred West Lynn
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    Unless its happened, my money is on Felger saying it was crap for BB to say what he did to Thielan.

    I hope he uses the term “hissy fit.”

    Because that describes all 4 hours of Felger & Mazz.

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