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post #2951 of 2984

At this point, whenever someone makes a dumb decision, it's considered a conspiracy. You can't rig a game with 22 moving parts on the field at any given time. That is dumb, and people who think it's feasible should feel bad for spreading dumb ideas. 

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post #2953 of 2984

Brady needs to hook him up with the super model of his choosing, too. Kid saved all their asses.

post #2954 of 2984
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Originally Posted by D.T. View Post

 

I'm coming around to the idea of a minor league for football. It works well for baseball and hockey, and it's a way for athletes to make a living and eventually break into the NFL at some point, without killing themselves in college. The conflict of interest in the NCAA isn't doing pro ball any favors - and vice versa - and unless they're filling a serious need on a roster when they get drafted, a lot of rookies end up riding the bench for a couple of years while they develop.

 

Exactly. When a baseball team drafts a high school player, they immediately start teaching him what he'll need to know to make their team. College coaches have no incentive to do that when the player is already good enough within their scheme. The end result is players at all positions that only have part of the skillset they need to be NFL players

 

Using Tebow as the example, I have no idea if he ever could've become a good passer. I just know that his chances would've been significantly better if he'd spent four years training to do that instead of running around on an all-star team that didn't need him to throw well.

 

Minor leagues would be great for the NFL's cash flow (you know people would pay to see their team's prospects play scrimmage games). They'd be great for the on-the-field product, with more skilled players (especially QBs). They'd be great for the players, who could choose to turn pro or go to school. The only people it wouldn't be great for is the NCAA, but fuck them.

post #2955 of 2984
Browns might lose a draft pick and GM Ray Farmer might be suspended for a year.

Browns fans, I empathize.
post #2956 of 2984

"Jimmy is way too hands on," said one team source. "He's like Jerry Jones, only without the football knowledge."

 

Dear Lord.

 

In honor of National Signing Day, I hereby announce that I am decommitting from the Cleveland Browns. My fandom is now up for grabs.

post #2957 of 2984
We should make this a contest. PICK MANGY'S NEXT TEAM!!
post #2958 of 2984
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Originally Posted by Mangy View Post
 

"Jimmy is way too hands on," said one team source. "He's like Jerry Jones, only without the football knowledge."

 

Dear Lord.

 

In honor of National Signing Day, I hereby announce that I am decommitting from the Cleveland Browns. My fandom is now up for grabs.


Come over to the Blue and Orange.  Outside of a Super Bowl and a few more playoff appearances the Bears/Browns are like family. 

 

Plus as an added bonus you can latch on to the Cubs.  It's like 135 years of misery.

post #2959 of 2984

Mangy, you want to be a Cardinals fan. We've got enough disappointment and cringe-worthy decision making in our past to make the transition smooth. We've become a contender in the last few years, but circumstance always seems to ruin us.

 

So, you can spend the season cheering, and the off-season crying yourself to sleep. Just like god intended!

post #2960 of 2984

Tired of the coaching carousel? Of quarterbacks hyped like crazy out of college then utter disappointments in the pros? Of finishing at the bottom of your division 8 years out of every decade? Of your tyrannical, ignorant, meddling, repugnant owner?

 

THEN COME TO DC!

 

Where you can STILL have all that -- but we win OFF the field! Learn to love the off-season, Mangy. The best 8 months of every NFL year for a Washington fan!

post #2961 of 2984
Thread Starter 

And the Bucs are the worst team in the history of the NFC South...

 

87 total wins in the 13 years seasons the division has been in existence.  And that includes the 12-win Super Bowl season the first year of the division.

post #2962 of 2984

Hmm. You all make compelling arguments. I'm a 10 minute drive from the Titans' stadium, but they're hopeless. I'm leaning the Bears, since their fan club meets every Sunday at a bar near my house. It's come to this, friends.

post #2963 of 2984

You could always join me in the hotbed of NFL fandom that is the Jacksonville Jagu... 

 

No, I can't even complete that sentence.

post #2964 of 2984

TC recruiting fans for Jacksonville:

 

post #2965 of 2984
Beer. Cheese. Annoying, over-entitled fans. Best stadium experience in the league. Come to Green Bay, then get the fuck out after the game because there's nothing here.

EDIT - as an added bonus, we just had our worst possible loss in franchise history, so you don't have to worry about that.
post #2966 of 2984
But it's recent enough that you can ACT mad about it.  (Also, there's the whole best QB in the league thing.)
 
 
Then again, the Bears...


 

Hard to resist.
 
post #2967 of 2984
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Originally Posted by Devildoubt View Post

Browns might lose a draft pick and GM Ray Farmer might be suspended for a year.

Browns fans, I empathize.

 

 

Know what's funny? I don't get the NFL's policy on this, because if there's anything that's a competitive DISADVANTAGE, it's having your GM and/or owner fucking with the coaches in the middle of a game. I WISH all of my team's opponents had owners trying to text playcalls down from the owner's box:

 

Owner:"Call that run play"

Coach: "WORKING HERE"

O: "where we hand it off and RB gains 7 yds worked evry time in preseason"

C: "no not gonna work"

O: "CALL IT OR YR FIRED"

C: "Shit playclock is at 10 and still haven't sent in the play TIMEOUT TIMEOUT TIMEOUT"

C: "Thanks dude NFL record 1st timeout taken at 14:55 in the 1st quarter" 

post #2968 of 2984

I finally watched the SB halftime show (thanks to all the discussion about Left Shark). I don't know what that was, but it sure was a LOT of it (excepting Missy Elliot, she was fucking fantastic - and her music ain't even my bag). 

post #2969 of 2984
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Originally Posted by Chavez View Post

Beer. Cheese. Annoying, over-entitled fans. Best stadium experience in the league. Come to Green Bay, then get the fuck out after the game because there's nothing here.

EDIT - as an added bonus, we just had our worst possible loss in franchise history, so you don't have to worry about that.

 

Chavez, how hard is it to get tickets to a Packers game, if one wanted to see a game in the next few years? And is there enough to occupy a weekend there, or would one only need stay one night before continuing on somewhere else?

post #2970 of 2984
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Originally Posted by D.T. View Post
 

 

Chavez, how hard is it to get tickets to a Packers game, if one wanted to see a game in the next few years? And is there enough to occupy a weekend there, or would one only need stay one night before continuing on somewhere else?

 

I went to a game this season and tickets were no problem.  There is an officially sanctioned website for resales; I paid $200 for my seat in the lower section around the 15 yard line.  As far as travel, it was significantly cheaper to fly into Milwaukee and rent a car than flying into either Green Bay or Appleton.  Hotel rooms in Appleton were far cheaper though, and there is a college section with the strip of bars most little college areas have.  I had a great time and will be going back next season.

post #2971 of 2984
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Originally Posted by Chavez View Post

Come to Green Bay, then get the fuck out after the game because there's nothing here.
 

 

Two words: Zippin Pippin.

post #2972 of 2984

Thanks, Kernel!

 

I have this thing where I've decided I want to see a game in every stadium and buy a jersey. I'm thinking since I'm young with lots of disposable income and nothing tying me down, I better do the long-distance places first. Maybe I can plan out two NFC North teams at a time, and jump the lake over to Chicago or Detroit after checking out Lambeau, or zip over to Minnesota in 2016 when the new stadium is (allegedly) finished.

post #2973 of 2984
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Originally Posted by kernel View Post
 

 

I went to a game this season and tickets were no problem.  There is an officially sanctioned website for resales; I paid $200 for my seat in the lower section around the 15 yard line.  As far as travel, it was significantly cheaper to fly into Milwaukee and rent a car than flying into either Green Bay or Appleton.  Hotel rooms in Appleton were far cheaper though, and there is a college section with the strip of bars most little college areas have.  I had a great time and will be going back next season.

 

 

Yeah, when I had time/money, you could get tickets for not much above face value; obviously a Vikings or Bears game would have extra sizzle, but tickets will be harder to come by (or more expensive); an AFC or out-of-division game would probably get you more bang for your buck, ticket-wise. Lambeau is a pretty sweet venue - I haven't been there since the most recent expansions, but it's a big bowl so every seat has a great view, it's just a matter of how far away from the action you are. 

 

 

As far as what to do, people like to act like Green Bay is some cow town that rolls up the streets at 8 pm - and that's really not true. GB has about 150k+ in its general area, with 2 sizable colleges. About 30 minutes away is Appleton/the Fox Cities, with another 200k-ish people. There's usually something interesting going on somewhere - I mean, obviously, if you want to hang out at some club with a $20 cover and a velvet rope section where you can drink $500 bottles of Cristal, yeah, that ain't here. But both downtown GB and downtown Appleton are pretty hopping.

 

 

 

 

About 30-45 minutes north, you hit Door County, which some East Coasters who moved here visited and loved; they told me "it's like Cape Cod without all the bullshit" - so there's plenty of wineries and kayaking and boat tours and stuff like that. 

 

Preseason tickets are obviously easier to get, and the weather is warmer (though in August  you run the risk of hitting SE Asia-level humidity); the weather stays pretty tolerable into early November (tolerable = lows into the 30s, maybe the 20s). Once you start getting into November, you run the risk of hitting truly miserable cold. 

post #2974 of 2984
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Originally Posted by kernel View Post
 

 

Two words: Zippin Pippin.

 

Oh yeah, Bay Beach - it's kind of a cheesy little amusement park, but it has Elvis' favorite roller coaster and you can spend ALL DAY there riding rides and shit, and it'll cost you like 20 bucks. 

post #2975 of 2984

Live with this, Carroll!

 

 

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Stand up gentlemen.
post #2978 of 2984
Do we close the books and start the 2015 thread? 
post #2979 of 2984

Free Agency in 4 weeks so I'd say yes

post #2980 of 2984

Closing time. One last call for alcohol, so finish your whiskey or beer. Closing time, you don't have to go home but you can't say here.

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post #2982 of 2984
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Originally Posted by Mangy View Post
 

A great capper to the end of this season:

 

Charges dismissed against Browns fan charged with pissing on Art Modell's grave


I believe the judge said being a Browns fan was enough punishment already.

post #2983 of 2984

The Browns are going to unveil a brand new primary logo, next week.

 

I hear it's an orange helmet that faces... to the LEFT.

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