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07/17/2018 - 8:37am Also, posting pictures seems…

Also, posting pictures seems pretty easy. Not sure about on mobile. I select the picture icon to insert pictures using ICME File Managaer, then upload the photos into the pop up box...then select and they were added. 

 

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07/17/2018 - 8:32am I was just talking about…

I was just talking about this the other day.  I never have, just never really seemed to care..or find a name that fit...but i thought about it recently because I just bought a new '18 Charger, that is "yellowjacket" yellow. Guy bought it for $37.5k, lot of upgrades, and wife told him to take it back with 250 miles on it. Next day I show up, and buy it for 23.5k. 

If anyone has any names I'm open to suggestions.

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07/16/2018 - 12:35pm Completely agree...with this…

Completely agree...with this. The goal isn't to get the soccer fan more into soccer, it's to get the football fan or basketball fan into soccer. I played for 12 years (age 5-17) and I love soccer..and I only watch the World Cup or the Olympics. I don't care about college soccer, EPL, COPA, MLS or any of the other initaled soccer leagues out there.  It's just not interesting to me...but I probably watched 20 World cup matches over the last month. And in 4 years I'll tune in again. I don't have an emotional draw to any teams or players therefore it's hard to care. It will likely take at least a generation of kids who went with their parents to games, combined with elite US-born players for them to look up to, before it really booms.

But that isnt guaranteed either because golf..and baseball both have declining viewership year over year...so maybe soccer is just destined to be a niche sport. And why does there have to be anything wrong with that?

07/16/2018 - 12:29pm fewer kids are playing…

fewer kids are playing soccer now though too...so the kids who aren't allowed to play football for CTE reasons, aren't necessarily playing soccer because there's a lot of stats out there about more youth soccer concussions than youth football.

07/16/2018 - 12:27pm Just so you know, basketball…

Just so you know, basketball is more popular in the US for Latin or Hispanic children than soccer. I know that may be difficult to believe but it's true despite race-based assumptions. Not pointing fingers, because I didn't believe it either. 

Soccer is quickly becoming only accessible to the elite, $100k and above families.  There are a lot of stories written about this, and stats on Twitter. Most point to cost, basically a lot of middle to upper class kids with money playing soccer here. Where it hurts is when you have a good athlete who prefers to be an average defensive back or an average point guard, instead of potentially an elite soccer player. 

US soccer also has no identity on the field, no real team philosophy...."think Red Wings being a puck possession team in the late 90's."  

 

07/13/2018 - 1:39pm Donlt act like they…

Donlt act like they manhandled OSU. They got beaten in every facet of the game except the score. It was an absolute fluke that they won that game. They were outgained by 100 yards, and all PSU did was hang around. 

07/13/2018 - 1:36pm That's absurd.  If what you…

That's absurd.  If what you;re saying is true, no one would ever both hiring coaches when they can hire their assistants. Ummm..every Bill Belichek assistant would love to have a word. How do Saban's assistants do against him? Meyers? Look at Helfrich in Oregon...who on the defensive staff can do what Don Brown can do? 

They'll take a step back, there;s a lot of revisionist history. He (barely) won at Vandy winning 9 games twice, but he beat 1 ranked opponent in 4 years. His next ranked win was over the 2016 OSU squad. He's a really good recruiter, and that may be enough, but if you think losing Moorehead will be inconsequential to their offense, then I wonder why you think he was even hired in the first place?

07/02/2018 - 11:04am You "accept" them as though…

You "accept" them as though you have a choice to not to? You accept them because you, individually, are not in power to do anything about it, like the rest of us.

06/29/2018 - 10:29am it was me. I started…

it was me. I started drinking.

06/29/2018 - 10:29am Is it intended to be an…

Is it intended to be an indicator of NFL capability? If so, then you are absolutely correct. There are too many variables at play to predict a 17 year old to the NFL, and outside of truly elite athletes, I haven't read a prediction of "playing on sundays" for too many high school prospects. 

I'm not sure you can say that it is wrong an awful lot though. There are certain things that you cannot predict .  Who would've predicted that Lamar Jackson would be a 1st round draft pick?  Is that really considered a miss? If Chase is a first round pick this year...is that a miss? I agree it isn't perfect, but I don't think there is any way to get it right without a crystal ball.  There's just no way to tell who is going to work hard enough in college, be in a favorable offense/defense to their skill set, have coaches who develop them, stay out of trouble, stay healthy, and beat out the other guys at their position, at their school, and then stand out at their position in their conference/nationally. It's hard to predict who can add 30 lbs of muscle and not lose speed. Now...Derrick Green...definitely a miss, and it seems as though everyone outside of the scouts could see it. 

06/29/2018 - 7:17am I mostly agree...but I don't…

I mostly agree...but I don't know if those guys are talent "misses."  Numerically, there are only so many 5 and 4 star kids. Also, coach development at the college level is more important for those athletes than their high school ranking. 

But in perspective, a 3 star high school player is likely one of the top 1400 high school seniors in the country out of approximately 300k. That's in the top half of 1%. They are still pretty damn good. 

06/28/2018 - 11:44am I thought it was just me. My…

I thought it was just me. My baby arrived May 15th, so I just figured I was so exhausted that the real reason was just that. But I think the lack of an app my have contributed to it as well. 

06/27/2018 - 12:46pm My problem was the Wings…

My problem was the Wings playing in the Western Conference playoffs.  10pm start, 3-2 game in the third...game over at 1...but trying to calm down to sleep after the last 5 minutes of a 1 goal playoff hockey game is like trying to put a baby down with the vacuum cleaner and the lights on. 

06/20/2018 - 2:42pm Depends on why you listen…

Depends on why you listen. People here can probably explain why they listen to Sam Webb pretty easily. Local guys talk up the local team, and people want to hear it. Not everyone has a job where they can check Mgo throughout the day, so they listen to the radio.  I'm sure at some point someone also said "why would I READ a blog about my favorite team when I can listen to it on the radio?" 

National guys hit on a wider variety of topics.  Stephen A Smith for example is 100% sports and it's stupid. Colin isn't really the "hot takes" guy.  When he is contrarian, it's usually a case of "taking the emotion out of it"  A few weeks ago I posted a question to the board about the most overrated athletes, and many of the guys that were listed were players named by Cowherd at various points on his show. 

I think guys listen because he talked shit about Michigan or Harbaugh...or the Lions once and they hate him, when in reality he is one of the least biased people I've listened. Again, except for Brady. He does worship Brady - Belichek. If anything you could say he's can be elitist. But the thing I love about his show is that it isn't a big sports circle jerk. 

06/20/2018 - 1:11pm Lot of folks here don't like…

Lot of folks here don't like him. I listened to him for years, big fan. He has great perspective on a world larger than sports. Most people who don't like him talk about him like Sparty fans... Name calling or bitter because he doesn't respect their team. And aside from Brady and LeBron, he isn't really inclined to be an unconditional  fan of anyone. 

06/18/2018 - 1:50pm SE Louisiana Tech State has…

SE Louisiana Tech State has an RPI of 278!  They aren't as bad as in years past. Now...NW Alabama A&M, well goodriddens!

06/18/2018 - 1:47pm I like it...most people on…

I like it...most people on Twitter seem to be split. It'll be nice to hopefully look back on highlights of a championship season with the distinctive end zones.

06/13/2018 - 4:49pm What don't you like about…

What don't you like about xfinity?  I loved Verizon, but they gave me a hassle when I moved back to the DC area. I've had Comcast since, and once i upgraded to the X1 box, they have been amazing. My wife also works from home, so our internet is good, regularly between 250 to 260 Mbps in a 5k sq ft, 3 level home with great service in every corner of the house. We also have our home security through them as well. It's probably the first time I haven't had a single complaint about a cable provider ever. But I also know the experiences are different everywhere, and I know outside of customer service, people have issues with them, just curious what they are. 

I have Comcast, Netflix, Amazon Prime, with a fire stick on one tv, PS4 on another and a Chromecast on a third.

06/13/2018 - 4:06pm That is only half true. Keep…

That is only half true. Keep in mind football players are on campus every semester, including summer when most kids go home. Also, notice a lot of guys graduate in 3 years and grad transfer, and end up with a Master's in 5. 

06/13/2018 - 8:04am Weren't there 2 USC QBs who…

Weren't there 2 USC QBs who were drafted but never started?  Is it possible that 2 years of coaching from Harbaugh and staff, plus the recommendation to NFL scouts & GMs  as a backup is enough to get him a shot in the NFL? 

06/08/2018 - 11:47am ha!  3 week old baby...is it…

ha!  3 week old baby...is it actually friday? I thought yesterday was Friday. Maybe I'll sleep this weekend!

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06/08/2018 - 7:49am That's a good point. 

But…

That's a good point. 

But Peters shouldn't have expected to start this year anyways.  Technically Speight should be entering his final year, and 3rd as a starter with Peters backing him up. So unless he is 3rd on the depth chart, then he should stay because he is where he was supposed to be right? Or wait to see how everything shakes out with Patterson leaving/staying and take stock after next spring?

06/06/2018 - 11:34am Chris Evans said he is 215…

Chris Evans said he is 215 now as well and has maintained his speed. He was 185 I believe when he arrived.

06/01/2018 - 6:58am you were

not too far off on this one

05/30/2018 - 8:09pm you win

the internet today

05/24/2018 - 8:58am playing them early

means that they won't be in mid-season form either. They will have rust as well. 

I don't know if MSU will have the offense to score points against an improved M defense. 

I also think OSU has a lot of unproven players on offense. They still haven't really solved their OL issues. None of their WR's have lived up to their stars and they are implementing a wholesale change to their offensive identity. Haskins was good in reserve duty, but there's no way he puts 11 games on film for Brown/Harbaugh to study and then lights it up against a top 5 defense. Seth put up a post about how Harbaugh has basically outcoached the talent differential last year and with competent qb play, Michigan wins. Not to say M wins, but I don't think their talent is so far ahead that it's assumed they will. 

 

05/20/2018 - 10:36am Except Meyer.

and for that reason I think Meyer and Harbaugh are the 2 of the best out there.

05/14/2018 - 8:17am Most likely

from different coaches. Talking about his development, family, girls, what drills he's doing, what his diet is, has he watched any film, what are you doing today to get better, know any other players you think deserve a look, "what i'd like to see you do/work on is..."  video games, twitter, all of it. 

05/09/2018 - 2:01pm I think you're right

Honestly what has happened for 40 years is irrelevant to next season. There are some really good pieces, and all it takes is one side of the ball to step up, which it seems to be the defense. A top ten defense, which isn't impossible, and a mediocre offense will get them around .500 and a good OL, another year of qb development, and a reliable wr (They have a good TE) will be enough to get them into the playoffs. 

49ers were horrible before Harbaugh, more recently the Jags went from painful to watch to really good in a short period of time.  

05/08/2018 - 4:36pm at least

we know it can hold all of our complaints without crashing.

05/07/2018 - 5:44pm Yeah

but don't you want to know how many field goals this kicker has made after Thanksgiving, in open air stadiums, between 46 and 49 yards, from the right hash, when kicking east?

05/07/2018 - 2:53pm still funny

though. +1

05/03/2018 - 6:43pm Kevin Wilson

likes using te's though and that works well with what he likes to do.

05/03/2018 - 10:42am Yep!

Only question is, who in NBA history took a worse team to the finals. 

05/03/2018 - 9:30am Yeah, I mean...

St Thomas is probably the most accomplished qb of all time, but Aaron Rodgers is the best quarterback I've ever seen play. Doesn't mean he wins every game, but if you're building a qb, you're taking almost every single one of his traits. Always keeps his eyes downfield, his mobility is a plus, he has a cannon, and is mazingly accurate. He also pretty much brought the back shoulder fade into existence. No other qb has their own throw!

05/03/2018 - 7:57am Op

said he was #2 FB in class of 2017.

05/02/2018 - 6:09pm Nick Saban?

If his title was recruiter, maybe. I am more impressed with Harbaugh and Meyer winning at their pre-power 5 stops and Stanford as opposed to Saban setting up shop in the back yard of a lot of good recruits and having better players than those he faces. He doesn't seem very innovative or creative, just recruit the biggest guys and win the trenches.

05/02/2018 - 6:03pm I thought about this too.

a product of his oline and it took him years after Barry retired to catch him in yards.

05/02/2018 - 4:01pm Not a popular take

but I expected more from Pep too. I thnk when I saw him try to cover someone one a corner fade and he was flailing and out of position, I realized that he was just a good athlete who was in no shape or form, a corner.  He was a murderer on sceens and killed the edge. If he had the same skill at 225 pounds he would've been unreal. 

05/02/2018 - 3:50pm If this question is

a Family Feud Question....Tim Tebow's name is on the board.

05/02/2018 - 3:47pm I remember all those guys.

I had all of their football cards. I was going to correct you but then I remember the Saints Bobby Herbert was a different person, and retired earlier. 

I really dislike Kirk Cousins. And maybe tomorrow I'll start a post about the people you irrationally dislike, or how long do you hate someone after he no longer plays against Michigan. But he got drafted here to DC, and between him and RG3, I disliked them both. 

Now I think Kirk is a serviceable NFL qb. I think the market is dictating his value however, and not his ability.  

05/02/2018 - 3:41pm speaking of wait and see

I think Zion Williamson is going to bust. He can jump, but is only 6'6, weighs in at 272 and doesn't have a jump shot according to scouts at the Olympic camp. He doesn't have very long arms either nor a reliable post up game. Not sure what he offers, while unique will translate to the NBA. 

Now if he would've played football....at 6'6 272, he would've been an instant 4 star DE or TE with his speed. 

05/02/2018 - 3:34pm I guess my question

would be, has offensive coaching evolved so much that it makes the quartebacks look better?  Joe Montana said in an interview that he couldn't play in today's NFL, too fast and too complex. Now he's  ND guy, so he's definitely smart enough, but he was considered to be the best until St. Thomas dethroned him. 

Nick Foles had a 27/2 TD to Int ratio under CHIP KELLY!  Isn't that enough? Also...if backing up was so easy, then why couldn't John O'K...nm.

05/02/2018 - 3:28pm I agree

with this as well. Also think the Dak Prescott annointing is a little premature. Lot of rookie qb's do well. Once you get tape on them though...he is following the Russell Wilson™ path to quarterbacking success.  Strong running game, safe passing game, profit. Except Russell had an exceptional defense. 

05/02/2018 - 3:19pm I think he was good

but not great. 1 Super Bowl victory in 20 years that our Desmond Howard won for him. Most Interceptions of all time. His passer rating in his last 12(!) post seasons was 77, and he threw 18 interecptions in his last 10 playoff games, in which he was 3-7.

He had 6 seasons with more than 20 intereceptions. 

1 season with single digit intereceptions.

Not saying he is Rodney Peete lol, but he doesn't belong in the conversation with Brady or Montana.

05/02/2018 - 3:18pm What about

Allen Iverson? Seriously...very good, but I don't know that he made his teammates better. And outside of Lebron's first team with the Cavs, I don't know if anyone has taken more garbage to the Finals on his back. Still not sure he was as good as everyone always says...

05/02/2018 - 3:16pm I came across that

old thread...and it prompted this one. 

05/02/2018 - 2:45pm This is old, but it sums it up nicely.

https://bleacherreport.com/articles/428853-brett-favre-the-most-overrat…

 

Similar articles on ESPN, CNN, IGN, and more articles on BR. Even a bodybuilding website has an article on whether he was the most overrated PLAYER in NFL history.

05/02/2018 - 2:30pm but

Paaaaawl...I don't see how this helps them win football games.