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  • #98803

    Lebron
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    Kid had ESPN on this morning and I caught a couple of minutes of the gang on a couch yucking it up with dressed like a high school student Lebetard.  Subject matter appeared to be one of the anchors driving from Philly to Bristol and sleeping in his car in the parking lot.  They also talked a lot about farting.  Kid looks at me and says when are they going to show the basketball highlights.  I tell him never.  He clicks over to Nickelodeon.

    #98804

    TwoTimes
    Participant

    Tiny Weather Lady brought the ‘A’ game this morning.

    Speaking of a tiny “A” game, I’m referring to Kay Adams’ outfit last night. Her assets aren’t usually that, uh, out front, as it were. Yikes.

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    First of all the ladies look stunning. Carl Weathers looks like he found a good gym. Last time I saw him on TV was on the Shield he looked like crap, but then he was playing a character. ACTING!

    He’s on Chicago Justice now. Sunday nights on NBC.

    If it’s geographical cops/lawyers/hospital shows you want, NBC is your place.

    I’m not buying Dr. Chase as a firefighter, but they keep trying to sell it to me.

    #98806

    InThisTown
    Participant

    I fully agree that if Rocky 4 came out now I’d think it was ridiculous, but it hit me in a sweet spot. Me and my cousins were getting into boxing (built a ring in the yard, etc) plus I was a burgeoning cold warrior :lol:. I once sat down with a stopwatch to see how much of the movie wasn’t montage but I gave up, wish I had followed through. Per IMDB the movie is 91 minutes, I’d say at least 1/3 montage? “Heart’s on fire” still on the mix I use to run 5ks, timed for my version of Heartbreak Hill, around 2.5 miles or so :ohmy: 😆

    YES! It’s fucking insane. The entire second act is all montage. No Easy Way Out is Rocky unnecessarily shifting through gears angrily.

    #98807

    Lebron
    Participant

    When Rocky came out I don’t think there was any real acceptance that people were ‘on the spectrum’ or suffered from ‘social anxiety disorders’. They were just wierdos and typically portrayed that way on film. I went to grade school with a kid that was obsessed with dinosaurs. Not just ‘really into’ dinosaurs but obsessed with them. It was a catholic school and when he drew a dinosaur ascending into heaven instead of the Blessed Virgin Mary the Nun teacher 100% lost her shit. Looking back that kid was clearly on some type of spectrum but the only services he got a Sacred Heart was a ton of shit for not listening to directions and being a general pain in the ass.

    #98808

    Canadian Soldier
    Participant

    Apollo Creed nicknames, Ranked: 1. The Count of Monte Fisto 


    Would that perchance he visits the Hub of the Universe I would engage him in a 15-rounder …

    #98809

    Patrick Pass
    Participant

    Buckley is literally the only person alive who cares about pointless debates like this:

    http://www.bostonherald.com/sports/red_sox/2017/04/buckley_does_theo_epstein_belong_to_boston_or_chicago_now

    #98810

    Lebron
    Participant

    One of the worst Wednesdays in the history of ESPN began early in the morning East Coast time when staffers were informed via telephone by management that they were losing their jobs. The management read prepared statements. There were HR people on speakerphones listening in.

    “Cold as ice,” said one ESPN-er who lost her job.
    “F—in horrible,” said another longtime ESPN staffer.

    Pretty much how every single mass layoff in the history of business goes down either at campus or offsite.  They want management reading prepared statements so they don’t say something they aren’t supposed to say.  HR people are present, typically to either give you paperwork or tell you paperwork is on the way, and answer any immediate questions with regard to benefits.  It’s not supposed to be fun.

    #98811

    chicowalker
    Participant

    Apparently Adidas/Nike/Under Armour told the Balls to pound sand because they aren’t licensing that stupid Big Baller nonsense as part of a shoe deal

    #98812

    Patrick Pass
    Participant

    I heard Felger “guarantee” the Pats draft a kicker yesterday. Aparently Gostkowski needs motivation.

    #98813

    Suzy
    Participant

    Buckley is literally the only person alive who cares about pointless debates like this: http://www.bostonherald.com/sports/red_sox/2017/04/buckley_does_theo_epstein_belong_to_boston_or_chicago_now

    Buckley’s completely useless. Hot sportz take after lazy hot sportz take. So fucking ponderous.

    #98814

    Patrick Pass
    Participant

    A potted plant is funnier than you J.J.

    #98815

    Hacksaw
    Participant

    Buckley is literally the only person alive who cares about pointless debates like this:

    http://www.bostonherald.com/sports/red_sox/2017/04/buckley_does_theo_epstein_belong_to_boston_or_chicago_now

    media pillow fights.

    #98816

    NASCL
    Participant

    I’m a III guy.

    Clubber Lang had some great lines

    http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0002254/quotes

    #98817

    Feejis
    Participant

    Lot of the older movies just don’t hold up. I caught Dog Day Afternoon late the other night. Had been a while since I’d seen it and I know it’s a largely true story but some of the stuff was just hacky by today’s viewing/expectation standards.

    #98818

    02062
    Participant

    “Wanna see my kicking video Steve?  Before I chloroform you?

    #98819

    chicowalker
    Participant

    Lot of the older movies just don’t hold up. I caught Dog Day Afternoon late the other night. Had been a while since I’d seen it and I know it’s a largely true story but some of the stuff was just hacky by today’s viewing/expectation standards.

    I haven’t seen it in years, did Cazale’s character know they were robbing the bank to pay for Pacino’s bf sex change?  Not sure I sign up for that

    #98820

    02062
    Participant

    I must have missed Bob Hohler’s audit of Theo and Brother of Theo’s Charity in today’s Globe?

     

    #98821

    Kingasaurus
    Participant

    I’m a III guy. Clubber Lang had some great lines http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0002254/quotes

    Agree. He’s a really hateable bad guy.

    Drago is as dull as dishwater.

    #98822

    Patrick Pass
    Participant

    I saw Midnight Run last weekend with a few beers in me. Still enjoyed it.

    #98824

    Lefty
    Moderator

    One of the worst Wednesdays in the history of ESPN began early in the morning East Coast time when staffers were informed via telephone by management that they were losing their jobs. The management read prepared statements. There were HR people on speakerphones listening in. “Cold as ice,” said one ESPN-er who lost her job. “F—in horrible,” said another longtime ESPN staffer.

    Pretty much how every single mass layoff in the history of business goes down either at campus or offsite. They want management reading prepared statements so they don’t say something they aren’t supposed to say. HR people are present, typically to either give you paperwork or tell you paperwork is on the way, and answer any immediate questions with regard to benefits. It’s not supposed to be fun.

    I’ve been through two over the years where they had “security” types posted on the floor to “assist” people out who may not wish to go.

    #98825

    Suzy
    Participant

    Lot of the older movies just don’t hold up. I caught Dog Day Afternoon late the other night. Had been a while since I’d seen it and I know it’s a largely true story but some of the stuff was just hacky by today’s viewing/expectation standards.

    Right. And DDA was considered extremely edgy and groundbreaking back then.

    It’s almost impossible to make a present-day drama that doesn’t age badly to some extent I guess, though there are some.

    In keeping with today’s theme, the original Rocky still does it for me.

    #98826

    Patrick Pass
    Participant

    Possible BB wants to see how Brissett progressss thru OTAs and into camp and then considers trading JG? What did Philly get for Bradford? It can still be done in August.

    Not saying I want that, I think JG is excellent, but it’s a possible option.

    #98827

    Lebron
    Participant

    Might not be the right way to look at it but the Texans gave up Osweiler (saving $10 mil in cap space this year so that’s good), a 2nd, a 6th, a 1st that turned into Jabrill Peppers, and next year’s 1st for Deshaun Watson and a 4th.  They have no 1st or 2nd round pick next year.  Why wouldn’t you give up a couple of 1s for Jimmy who could play well for you right now?

    #98828

    Patrick Pass
    Participant

    Larry Bird leaving the Pacers

    #98829

    Claude45
    Participant

    One of the worst Wednesdays in the history of ESPN began early in the morning East Coast time when staffers were informed via telephone by management that they were losing their jobs. The management read prepared statements. There were HR people on speakerphones listening in. “Cold as ice,” said one ESPN-er who lost her job. “F—in horrible,” said another longtime ESPN staffer.

    Pretty much how every single mass layoff in the history of business goes down either at campus or offsite. They want management reading prepared statements so they don’t say something they aren’t supposed to say. HR people are present, typically to either give you paperwork or tell you paperwork is on the way, and answer any immediate questions with regard to benefits. It’s not supposed to be fun.

    Management could at least of had the decency to work the layoffs into quirky Sportscenter commercials. Have Gronk go around spiking people. The Syracuse Orange helping alumni to their cars with boxes of personal stuff. You know, make it fun for everybody!

    #98830

    Nick B
    Participant

    Buckley is literally the only person alive who cares about pointless debates like this: http://www.bostonherald.com/sports/red_sox/2017/04/buckley_does_theo_epstein_belong_to_boston_or_chicago_now

    Buckley’s completely useless. Hot sportz take after lazy hot sportz take. So fucking ponderous.

    fixed

     

    #98831

    Claude45
    Participant

    One of the worst Wednesdays in the history of ESPN began early in the morning East Coast time when staffers were informed via telephone by management that they were losing their jobs. The management read prepared statements. There were HR people on speakerphones listening in. “Cold as ice,” said one ESPN-er who lost her job. “F—in horrible,” said another longtime ESPN staffer.

    Pretty much how every single mass layoff in the history of business goes down either at campus or offsite. They want management reading prepared statements so they don’t say something they aren’t supposed to say. HR people are present, typically to either give you paperwork or tell you paperwork is on the way, and answer any immediate questions with regard to benefits. It’s not supposed to be fun.

    I’ve been through two over the years where they had “security” types posted on the floor to “assist” people out who may not wish to go.

    I was at a company where everyone knew a big one was coming but not when. One Monday an email goes out that on Tuesday(the next day) the elevators were being worked on and your badge would not work. You would have to check into security to get in. Subtle.

    So to all you ESPN folks, that’s how you make it fun! Have security swipe your badge in the lobby while you wait to see red or green! Green up the elevator and into all your new responsibility you’ve picked up or red it’s into the executioner in a conference room off the lobby? Waiting in line with other folks who showed up when you did. Those people would have begged for a private phone call.

    #98832

    Feejis
    Participant

    Possible BB wants to see how Brissett progressss thru OTAs and into camp and then considers trading JG? What did Philly get for Bradford? It can still be done in August. Not saying I want that, I think JG is excellent, but it’s a possible option.

    Guess I’m just thinking if the best you’ll get is a pick in 2018, no need to trade him until then.

    #98833

    Feejis
    Participant

    NC State softball team at the lunch place right now. Lots of talent.

    #98834

    Lebron
    Participant

    I worked at a place where they were doing a really big layoff, 25%.  Same thing with the badges, if they worked, go right on up.  If not, there’s a meeting in the conference room you need to be at.  Odd thing was they let all the finance/treasury/accounting people through, so they thought they were safe, but then if they didn’t have access to banking or other stuff, you need to hit that meeting.  Oh, and you can leave your laptop right where it is.  I think they gave you an option, you could go back to your office and have 15 minutes to clear out or leave and we’ll box/courier everything to you.  The chain bar/restaurant around the corner had a line at 10AM.

    #98835

    Big Fat O
    Participant

    I must have missed Bob Hohler’s audit of Theo and Brother of Theo’s Charity in today’s Globe?

    Not a threat.

    #98836

    Miserable Fellow
    Participant

    One of the worst Wednesdays in the history of ESPN began early in the morning East Coast time when staffers were informed via telephone by management that they were losing their jobs. The management read prepared statements. There were HR people on speakerphones listening in. “Cold as ice,” said one ESPN-er who lost her job. “F—in horrible,” said another longtime ESPN staffer.

    Pretty much how every single mass layoff in the history of business goes down either at campus or offsite. They want management reading prepared statements so they don’t say something they aren’t supposed to say. HR people are present, typically to either give you paperwork or tell you paperwork is on the way, and answer any immediate questions with regard to benefits. It’s not supposed to be fun.

    Management could at least of had the decency to work the layoffs into quirky Sportscenter commercials. Have Gronk go around spiking people. The Syracuse Orange helping alumni to their cars with boxes of personal stuff. You know, make it fun for everybody!

    Mort finds a red tag hanging in his locker.  He goes to an office.

    “Coach, you wanted to see me?”

    Bill Belichick is behind the desk. He swivels around while not looking up from his plate of meatloaf.

    “Mort. You know this is the worst part of my job. Close the door.”

    [Chiron says: “This is Sportscenter”]

    [End scene]

    #98837

    Lebron
    Participant

    Larry Bird leaving the Pacers

    I’m surprised that Game 3 against Cleveland didn’t put him in the grave.

     

    #98838

    Kingasaurus
    Participant

    I love how (usually) picking one guy is  “stocking up.”

    #98839

    Claude45
    Participant

    ESPN could have had the Turk going around collecting badges and computers.

    #98840

    Laszlo Panaflex
    Participant

    Stood idle? Trading for Brandin Cooks and signing Stephon Gilmore and Mike Gillislee is standing idle? What a fucking tool.

    #98841

    Kingasaurus
    Participant

    ESPN could have had the Turk going around collecting badges and computers.

    Charlie Steiner. “Follow me to freedom!”

    #98842

    Lefty
    Moderator

    Yes, they “stood idle” by picking up a number 1 receiver that is still young and has a proven NFL track record, simpleton.

    #98843

    Kevin
    Participant

    Probably mentioned this before, but a friend of mine got laid off at a job with a company car, and his boss had to drive him home 45 mins so she could take the car back. Awkward! :lol:

    #98844

    Kingasaurus
    Participant

    NC State softball team at the lunch place right now. Lots of talent.

    The increase in NCAA softball on TV in recent years is not a coincidence. Nosiree.

    #98845

    Laszlo Panaflex
    Participant

    My 2-cents on RIF Friday. I’ve always worked for small (<100, usually less than 50 employee) companies. All these companies have had their fair shares of  ups and their downs. As a result nothing sends a chill down my spine like being told that there will be a previously unannounced  company meeting in 15 minutes. Surprise company meeting always mean the shit will hit the fan or, more likely already has and they just need a few minutes to walk 40% of your co-workers out the door. :ozzy:

    #98846

    Patrick Pass
    Participant

    That’s okay the AFC East rivals can do their idle standing in January as usual

    #98847

    YoukCanDoIt
    Participant

    I worked at a place where there was a company outing where we were getting bused to a park for a cookout.

    There were 2 different colored bus tickets and they were very carefully checking who got on the first wave of buses.

    Turns out there was no second wave of buses — about half the company was escorted back into the building a few at a time to pack their stuff and sign their paperwork.

     

     

    #98848

    Kingasaurus
    Participant

    I worked at a place where there was a company outing where we were getting bused to a park for a cookout. There were 2 different colored bus tickets and they were very carefully checking who got on the first wave of buses. Turns out there was no second wave of buses — about half the company was escorted back into the building a few at a time to pack their stuff and sign their paperwork.

    :lol: Jesus.

    Old Man Potter the CEO?

    #98849

    Feejis
    Participant

    I worked at a place where there was a company outing where we were getting bused to a park for a cookout. There were 2 different colored bus tickets and they were very carefully checking who got on the first wave of buses. Turns out there was no second wave of buses — about half the company was escorted back into the building a few at a time to pack their stuff and sign their paperwork.

    :lol: Jesus. Old Man Potter the CEO?

    That’s a really tremendous way to finish someone’s tenure.

    #98850

    Lebron
    Participant

    Stood idle is great.  They didn’t have a pick.  What were they supposed to do, bum rush the stage?

    Sign Gilmore and Guy, trade for Ealy, resign Hightower and Harmon.  They didn’t do anything!

    #98851

    Feejis
    Participant

    Probably mentioned this before, but a friend of mine got laid off at a job with a company car, and his boss had to drive him home 45 mins so she could take the car back. Awkward! 😆

    Why would you even take that ride? Call me a cab instead.

    #98852

    Laszlo Panaflex
    Participant

    #98853

    Suzy
    Participant

    I worked at a place where there was a company outing where we were getting bused to a park for a cookout. There were 2 different colored bus tickets and they were very carefully checking who got on the first wave of buses. Turns out there was no second wave of buses — about half the company was escorted back into the building a few at a time to pack their stuff and sign their paperwork.

    Wow.  

    #98854

    Fred West Lynn
    Participant

    Zuckerberg visited a Ford plant yesterday and it moved for Barnicle apparently.

    Wow! And I do mean just, wow. Wealth is one thing. Wisdom is quite something else. https://mobile.twitter.com/willrahn/status/857683799836160001/photo/1

    Coming soon: EXCLUSIVE Mark Zuckerberg Podcast, featuring theWise One himself. Produced by Colin Barnicle. Sponsored by Bank of America. Unnecessary visuals courtesy Ken Burns. Mournful adnoid noises courtesy James Taylor.  “Zing!” featurette: Jokes and Pithy Observations by Mike Barnicle, voiced by George Carlin.

     

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