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    Dec 11, 17, 09:06 AM
    Let me suggest the Cleveland Browns as your new team. Seriously. Using things you've stated... 1. You can't be accused of "jumping on the bandwagon". The Browns are horrible now. 2. Hue Jackson is the HC, a former Bengal assistant, so he has a tie to your former team. In a year or two they will be respectable again because of the foundation laid in the draft over the last few seasons. Plus, it is a good possibility that AJ...
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    Dec 10, 17, 10:08 PM
    Interesting comparisons and valid. Franco, Riggins, and OJ played primarily in 14 game seasons. IMO, 1,124 yards per season isn't very special in a 16 game season. That's only 70 yards per game. I realize I have high standards due to who my favorite RB is. Jim Brown is so impressive when compared to other backs. He averaged 104 yards per game. He averaged 1,368 yards per season in 12 and 14 game seasons and 5.2 yrds per carry.
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    Dec 10, 17, 09:44 PM
    I feel your pain, McPapa. I disdain what Irsay did. I liked the Colts when I was a kid, behind the Browns of course, but my Dad greatly respected Johnny Unitas and I loved the intensity with which Mike Curtis played. My favorite Colt was Bubba Smith. I haven't been able to be a fan of the Colts because of their disloyalty to Baltimore. I like Peyton Manning but I never had interest in watching them because of their history. Imagine...
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    Dec 10, 17, 09:36 PM
    This is a fun thread. I was a Browns fan before I was born. My Dad used to tell me about Jim Brown, Otto Graham, Marion Motley, Dante Lavelli, Len Ford, Lou the Toe Groza, Paul Brown etc., etc. The first stars I remember were Leroy Kelly and Paul Warfield. The Browns were winners. When I was a teen the Cardiac Kids were working magic. Brian Sipe and Ozzie Newsome, Jerry Sherk, Walter Johnson, Dick Ambrose, etc. Man that was fun. Then...
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    Dec 8, 17, 09:47 AM
    ^ Agreed (except with hoping the Browns mess it up)
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    Dec 7, 17, 11:31 PM
    Dorsey has had good success building KC's roster as GM. He was fired by KC in June of this year possibly for "internal communication and management style" issues. In other words, he and Reid did things differently. In addition to helping KC build a consistent winner after being 2-14 the year before they hired Dorsey, he also helped the Packers build a Super Bowl winner and was there when they drafted Aaron Rogers. He brings experience...
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    Dec 7, 17, 10:41 PM
    Then we agree because in the first post I made, and maybe every post except the last one, I stated that there were two things Ju Ju did wrong: 1) helmet to helmet; 2) standing over him and taunting him. But if he had hit him lower so that his helmet didn't contact Burfict's helmet and he didn't taunt him, then I think his hit is fine. I do not think it qualifies as a blindside, crack-back kind of block. It should not have been flagged as one....
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    Dec 7, 17, 06:05 PM
    The NFL is over reacting and now penalizing guys for making run-of-the-mill football plays. The people that will have the last word are the fans. If the fans are not entertained the NFL will fold. Not For Long league. That's what will happen if they continue down this road twards becoming the National Flag football League. It sure is a shame that in an effort to address the danger of concussions ( a legitimate concern), they define...
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    Dec 7, 17, 12:19 PM
    Here's my take on the firing of Sashi Brown. When the Browns get some decent QB play and start to win some games next season, the new guy will get the credit, but Sashi Brown has laid a foundation for it. They will draft several good players including a QB with the picks Sashi accumulated and together with some other good talent Sashi brought in they will start to win but he won't get any of the credit. The new guy will. I don't...
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    Dec 7, 17, 12:07 PM
    I think the last straw for Sashi Brown was when they missed on the trade deadline for McCarron. I was listening to the radio broadcast of the Browns-Bengals game driving back to the Cinci area and Dave Lapham mentioned that he was down on the field pre-game near where AJ MCCarron and AJ Green were warming up. Lapham said Hue Jackson walked over to them and Green points at McCarron and said, "You coulda had him! You coulda had him!" obviously...
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    Dec 7, 17, 10:37 AM
    The Top 26 players received awards last night and several coaches were honored for their contributions. Congratulations to all the players and the coaches for their accomplishments this football season. Here's a quote from the article: TOP 26 PLAYER AWARDS Beechwood Daniel Mescher, Jake Massie. Bellevue Seth Evers. Brossart Bryce Donnelly. Boone County Mark Shutt. Campbell County Alex Dowds, Austin Hoeh. Conner Matt...
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    Dec 7, 17, 07:28 AM
    Your definition of exploding is different than mine. He put extra into it, but so what? He drove into the would-be tackler with both feet. That's how players are taught to block. This is football. You're supposed to knock the guy down.
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    Dec 6, 17, 05:39 PM
    Okay, I got the wrong guy here. I'm only addressing JuJu Smith-Schuster's hit on Burfict not George Iloka's hit. Wrong thread.
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    Dec 6, 17, 05:27 PM
    You are entitled to your opinion. Juju did two things wrong. He made contact with the helmet and he taunted the player after the hit. Without those two things, it is a good block. This was not a blindside block. Burfict did not see JuJu but that is Burfict's fault for not looking. JuJu was almost exactly parallel to Burfict on the field. They were both standing within a half yard of either side of the 50 yard line. It is Burfict's...
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    Dec 6, 17, 03:16 PM
    Put me down as one who didn't see anything wrong with Iloka's block on Burfict, except for the taunting and helmet to helmet (which I'm not sure there was). Otherwise, it's a good football play. JuJu blocked a would-be tackler. That seems to be pretty much in line with the game of football.
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    Dec 6, 17, 12:35 PM
    Lawnboy13, in the update thread you said the game resembled "street ball." My preference is "barn ball."
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    Dec 6, 17, 12:29 PM
    There is no problem with going for two. It shows that you are taking your opponent seriously by not assuming the outcome at that point in the game.
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    Dec 5, 17, 09:02 PM
    Sounds like an exciting one!
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    Dec 4, 17, 08:03 AM
    team, school, state?
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    Dec 2, 17, 09:33 PM
    What is the white hat doing that has you so amused?
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    Dec 2, 17, 04:58 PM
    Regarding recruiting to ASU, I'm not sure how it worked for Frank Kush: "Welcome to ASU. See that mountain right there. I'm going to make you run up that mountain until you puke." Kush was the toughest college football coach in the nation during his 22 seasons at ASU. He made Bear Bryant and Woody Hayes look like pussycats. He got fired mid-season in 1979 for grabbing his punter's face mask and punching him. But he actually helped make...
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    Dec 2, 17, 10:08 AM
    When Rodgers is focused he is a bundle of energy that make things happen. Keeping him focused is crucial to Boone's success.
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    Dec 2, 17, 09:59 AM
    Congratulations to Beechwood on their championship victory. A shout-out to Burch and Davis, both former teammates of my son. They are both fine young men and come from fine families. Much success to both young men in their future endeavors. God bless.
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    Dec 2, 17, 09:38 AM
    I think the city's sign should read: Danville, Gateway to Gravel Switch.
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    Dec 1, 17, 01:21 PM
    I cannot agree with this last paragraph, especially the last sentence. "Believe them until there is some clear reason not to"?! I cannot prove that 10 years ago on this date I told my wife I loved her unless she agreed that I said it or other people were around and they corroborate my story. But if we were alone and she denied I said such a thing on that date I could not prove I did and she cannot prove I did not. So, should the world assume...
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    Nov 29, 17, 04:21 PM
    I understand your concerns here. Yes, victims have been shamed in the past and so this kind of behavior still exists today. However, I don't think the reversal of the burden of proof on the accuser is a good direction to go. Accusations are easy to make and hard (next to impossible) to disprove unless heard by someone else. Our justice system is built on "innocent until proven guilty". This should not change. The onus has to be on the...
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    Nov 29, 17, 08:54 AM
    I keep watching the news/media to see which guy is sweating bullets while reporting on these incidents. You know Lauer had to have been waiting for the other shoe to drop ever since Charlie Rose was called out, if not before. Congresspersons also are probably looking over their shoulder. Bad behavior that has been excused or glossed over is receiving its recompense.
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    Nov 15, 17, 08:51 AM
    Well, we have some QBs from the past who are the standard bearers for the position. It would be interesting to test the QBR against what they have done. If the QBR ranks them among the top then I would say the QBR is pretty well devised. But notice that the QBR is being evaluated against proven winners not the other way around. That's kind of what I've been saying. The "it" factor would be what produces wins and championships. ...
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    Nov 14, 17, 04:06 PM
    Of course, you make some excellent points that I will have to ponder. However, in my scenario, I'm the owner of a team whose QB does win games and wins championships. I'll let the rest of the league figure out how to rank the remaining QBs who aren't winning championships. Rank #s 2-32 by whatever criteria you like. ;):lol2: I'm being a little facetious but that is how Paul Brown did it when he first started out in professional...
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