Should the fasten seatbelt sign be illuminated?

Submitted by BlueKoj on May 12th, 2014 at 8:56 AM

Sam Webb seems to think so, and twitter is rumbling...QB (Malzone?) is the subject.



May 12th, 2014 at 9:02 AM ^

He wants to be here, has a decent arm, and would probably have three years of development before realistically competing for the starting gig. Seems like a solid commitment. 

Space Coyote

May 12th, 2014 at 9:05 AM ^

People should wear seat belts, they save lives. The only problem I have is when the light is on and the thing keeps dinging because my dog is in the front passenger seat. I understand he's not buckled, she is a dog with her head out the window, I don't need the 5 second reminder all the way to the dog park.

Oh, we're not talking literally here. I'll step away then.

Space Coyote

May 12th, 2014 at 9:15 AM ^

Forgot to bring in documentation she had her rabies shot, which was fine, they just had to muzzle her. I roamed around Pet Smart for a half hour when my name came over the loud speaker to come back to the grooming part of the store. With the combination of craziness, squirreliness, and short snout, they could seem to muzzle her.

To put it succinctly, one does not simply buckle my dog. Plus I'm a huge softy and push over when it comes to her pretty much doing anything that doesn't tear up my yard, rug, or wall. But I guess that drywall deserved it for looking at her funny or something...


May 12th, 2014 at 11:54 AM ^

Letting your dog hang it's head out the window while moving at any speed can help hasten the development of cataracts. The fine grit that is in the wind basically acts like a sandblaster on their cornea. That advice comes from multiple vets and people who board dogs.

Space Coyote

May 12th, 2014 at 12:17 PM ^

But I don't think it's akin to say, overfeeding a dog (which I'm strongly against). I found my dog in a hard, cold, November rain, severly underweight, dirty, with two cherry eyes, and no home. She was a street dog (I say that because it ups my street cred). Someone dropped her off at my apartment complex, just off the freeway, because they didn't want to take care of her, and likely hoped that she - in her crazy ways - ran out onto the freeway and got hit.

My dog is lucky to be here. I'm lucky that my dog is here. My dog likely has 8-13 years to live, and while there are likely unfortunate consequences to her sticking her head out the window on the way to the dog park, she loves it and I think something like that is worth the drawbacks. I hope she doesn't have to have cataracts (I had a yellow lab as a kid that did, it isn't fun), but I think it's a worthy drawback in the meantime. Maybe that isn't the best approach to this, but it's the one I'm taking and likely won't change, good or bad I guess.


May 12th, 2014 at 4:46 PM ^

Hey Space, that was a PSA, instead of any form of condemnation.

I would see a ton of dogs in the beds of pick up trucks and with their head out of the window going 70+ mph on Texas highways and after I learned about this I realized how cruel that really was to do to the dog you love no matter how much they enjoy it.


May 12th, 2014 at 9:12 AM ^

My banner ad on the left side of the screen says "Click it or Ticket".  So I should probably obey the law and you should too.  BUCKLE THE FUCK UP.

Stephen Y

May 12th, 2014 at 9:21 AM ^

I originally read this as "Should the fasten seat belt sign be eliminated?" I thought we were about to have a decommit, or there was a change in traffic laws. Glad I'm wayyyy off.


May 12th, 2014 at 9:42 AM ^

About time. Might not be a star, but had been impressing people and I think that should count as much as raw numbers and measurable.


May 12th, 2014 at 10:06 AM ^

I haven't watched any film of him, and I do trust the coaches.  However, I feel like a big talking point will be this (and I'm guessing that if he commits these numbers will get a bump):




  • Size

    6.00 out of 106

  • Arm Strength

    4.00 out of 104

  • Accuracy

    7.00 out of 107

  • Delivery

    5.00 out of 105

  • Feet

    6.00 out of 106

  • Reactive Quickness

    4.00 out of 104

  • Pocket Presence

    8.00 out of 108

  • Intangibles

    8.00 out of 108