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Everything posted by stevegrab

  1. The NFL is planning for a full season with full stadiums

    In other words Trump says a lot of stupid manure and should be ignored. He talks in platitudes and everything is great and huge, the best ever. Except this virus, which is no more than a common cold, maybe as bad a the flu...Nothing to worry about. REMAIN CALM, ALL IS WELL.....
  2. Archive Games

    Nope, I hear NFL Network is replaying some games as well.
  3. The NFL is planning for a full season with full stadiums

    That is simply their plan at this time, it is unlikely that there are not enough complications with getting the season going that it has to be delayed or even cancelled, and that would be without having fans at the game. But there's no reason to cancel now, they cannot reschedule for some unknown time when things are better. So they say its a go as planned. Other sports are moving things from spring into summer, or even fall, but there's no guarantee they go on either. PS Season ticket holders are in a bind, you've probably already been billed for a portion, or will be soon, although I've heard some of that may be delayed. But if the teams hold games and you've purchased tickets you're SOL. You can try getting a refund or credit, but not sure how that goes. Some teams will play nice, maybe all.
  4. So what new thing are you doing?

    Have you considered playing the drums
  5. Playoff Expansion

    Plenty of crappy teams already make it as division winners and lose in the playoffs. Heck the crappy wild card Titans (9-7) beat both the Pats(12-4) and the Ravens (14-2). I bet when they first started adding wild card playoff teams people thought "oh those teams suck they'll just lose". Of course we've seen at least a few go on to win the whole thing. The extra wild card team is probably going to be 8-8 at worse, often 9-7 which is a common record for wild card teams. There's been a few seasons with a 10-6 missing the playoffs. It wasn't something I really wanted, but it was inevitable. It is still much better than NBA/NHL where over half the teams get in. Or MLB where they added another playoff team and made that a one game series while all others are multiple games (mostly 7).
  6. Not all of it gets a lot of publicity. Many athletes and team owners are donating to help the employees (team, arena/stadium, etc) get buy while things are shut down. Many businesses are also donating as well, or helping people get buy that are out of work.
  7. Playoff Expansion

    I read elsewhere (believe it was an article on SI) that the league has already negotiated deals with NBC and CBS to carry the additional 2 wild card games. Believe it said that Amazon continues to get streaming rights, possibly extending that deal. I suspect for simplicity the scheduling will be 3 games each day (Saturday & Sunday) in pretty traditional time slots we see on a Sunday during the regular season (1PM, 4:30PM, 8PM). I know that isn't ideal, and people will want a game Friday, or Monday, or both. But there are issues with that, from time off between games for opponents in subsequent rounds to the placement of the NCAA championship game.
  8. FA Tracker

    PIT never really needed to have that big pass catching TE, not with a good running game, and good WRs. Miller did have 2 pretty good seasons, making the Pro Bowl both years 2009 76rec (on 98 targets), 789yds, 6TDs 2012 71rec (on 101 targets), 816yds, 8TDs He only averaged 75 targets per season during his time in PIT, but 100 in each of those. You need opportunity to produce.
  9. Emmanuel Sanders To The Saints

    Jarvis Landry ? 2017 MIA 121 rec, 987yds, 9TDs 2018 CLE 81rec, 976yds, 4TDs lower numbers but not sure that was disappointing, and it was with Tyrod Taylor and a rookie QB, not a HOF QB like Brees, he'll also have Thomas taking tons of pressure.
  10. Broncos Release Joe Flacco

    Except he's (Elway) still there and not likely going anywhere until the messy ownership situation is dealt with.
  11. Panthers cut Cam Newton & sign Robby Anderson

    You're worth what you can get somebody to pay you.
  12. NFL has closed all team facilities

    There's no reason to postpone it or the season at this time. Closing team facilities evens the playing field. I'm sure the ratings will be high, I rarely watch but will probably tune in for a bit, just to see how they are handling things. How will they have media connection to the top players, as well as the NFL team decision makers. I have to think the traditional war room is gone for many teams, replaced by a video conference on something like Zoom. Of course everything after the draft is in question, but no reason not to proceed with that.
  13. So what new thing are you doing?

    First full week is almost done, it is getting better some but living at home alone and not having any contact still sucks. After finishing some food I cooked before last weekend I'll probably get some carry out meals this weekend, see who's open and how they are managing. Errands on the weekend including a trip to my office get an Amazon shipment of an order placed before poop hit the wind. Also going to stop in at my church and process some donations (we hope) to try and keep revenue flowing (the bills haven't stopped coming).
  14. Rams Release Todd Gurley

    From what I can see on its a little over $20M dead cap hit, but they are saving over $10M by releasing him now. it was a horrible contract in many ways, for example his 2021 roster bonus (5.5M) became guaranteed tomorrow, as did his $5M 2020 salary. It was an impossible contract to trade, in order to get some cap relief I think they needed to wait until after 2021, and continue paying him more. Even if he were still himself that would be hard to stomach, at his suddenly diminished ability it was a no brainer.
  15. The right way to do Social Distancing

    Well I have what I have, which is only 70% alcohol, that was what I had in the medicine chest and the fresh bottle in the store. So as long as I don't dilute it much it should work. Doing 25% aloe vera would cut the alcohol to about 55%. Never had the need for hand sanitizer much, so I never had the stuff around. And early on I didn't think it was necessary to have it. I wash my hands and generally avoid getting sick much. But now if I leave the house, I want to have something with me when I go elsewhere and touch things. I'm tempted to go get a small empty pump bottle from the store, and take it to work and grab some from the giant bottle that is sitting outside the bathrooms (there's maybe 5 people at our office, probably more like 2-3, compared to nearly 40 normally, so we should have plenty).
  16. The right way to do Social Distancing

    Thanks, I've seen something like that as well, I think I have the other 2 ingredients and may try that. For me its mostly when I'm out of my own home that I feel the need, and many places (at least recently) where I was around others (work, church, gym, store) had either gel sanitizer or wipes available.
  17. The right way to do Social Distancing

    Northeast Ohio has been hit pretty hard, and all of Ohio has been near the leading edge of closing things down. However I have yet to hear about any limits being placed on number of people in a grocery or other store that is open. When I was there Saturday afternoon it was very crowded, from the aisles (with workers nearly on top of each other restocking shelves) to the front area by registers. Yesterday around 7PM it was less crowded, and many of the items which were unavailable on Saturday (TP, bottled water, bread) were available, but in limited quantities and variety, and still no hand sanitzer at all. Cashier told me they are restocking regularly but stuff like Purell is just not available.
  18. The right way to do Social Distancing

    Instead they carry it back to wherever they live, and whatever part time job they have preparing your food and beverages. YUMMY As somebody who is now working at home indefinitely, whose church and gym closed, in an area where all restaurants and bars are closed, shopping malls, and many other places, I'm basically in isolation, I'm not self quarantined but its pretty close. I was at the grocery store yesterday, and joked with the cashier as we were finishing up that "even we are not observing proper social distance, way less than 6 feet between us. Then as I walk away I see she grabs her Purell and squirts some in her hands cleaning them. I still cannot find the stuff, but haven't been running to every store at every hour of the day either. For now some rubbing alcohol in a squirt bottle will have to do, when I'm out of the house. What was surprising for me to learn is that many people I work with are also struggling to work remotely, even though some already do that with some regularity (1-2 times a week). And quite a few of these people have one or more spouse, kids, pets at home with them (at least part of the day). For me its just a matter of staying occupied, trying to get out of the house regularly for a bit each day, and during the evening pushing all the bad stuff aside for some entertainment and a couple adult beverages. Once the weather is a bit warmer and less rain I'll get the motorcycle back on the road and start taking some rides. I'll need to plan accordingly, either pack food or make sure that there is some place to get a bite to go wherever I'm headed. I know the government may frown on me moving around freely maybe 100 miles or more away from home, when we're supposed to basically "stay home, remain in your local community" but I need my mental health therapy.
  19. So what new thing are you doing?

    Work from home now, don't really have a lot more free time except for the hour so for my daily commute round trip. The extra half hour in the morning is sleep. Without dual monitors and working some form of remote connection, it means getting by with less capability than at work. Things can get slow, or freeze up and need to reboot something. Isn't bad once in a while, but now with more stress and bad attitude, even less than 2 days in some of it is annoying. All communication by email, chat or phone, no face to face meetings with people. That started on the first day (yesterday) having a conference call with a prospective business partner, all of us pretty much strangers and but bonding over the time of crisis. I'm watching a lot more movies without sports (thanks free HBO channels last weekend). Will probably start doing some more video gaming, especially some shooters to vent my frustrations with live.
  20. Stefon Diggs to Buffalo

    If the contracts were guaranteed they'd be for far less. Also the players should fight for these things if they are important, instead of making sure they can smoke weed and not be tested for it. I guess we know what's important, or possibly what was more likely to be allowed by the owners without some major concession by the players. I remember players getting angry that Goodell could suspend for stuff "how can he be the judge, jury and executioner?" because you allowed it in your contract with the league.
  21. Stefon Diggs to Buffalo

    But Bill O'Brien and the Texans are idiots for letting Nuk go for so little. You know since every team that would trade for him was totally willing to redo his contract and pay whatever he was demanding. I understand why NFL players want to redo their deals, limited time to play and some deals they're playing under did not represent their value. But the owners don't have to agree, and the players don't much leverage except the ugly holdout. I've never signed any long term employment contract that stipulated what I would be paid with some sort of annual increase or anything. But then I've been at the same place for 30+ years, feel I'm well compensated and appreciated. Salary started at X and there's been regular increases as well as some forms of bonuses. If I wasn't happy and wanted more I could walk at any time.
  22. Just simple panic shopping, we use toilet paper, we'd hate to be without it, so we hoard it. When this started I had about half a 12 pack of TP left at home, but I also had a 12 pack of 1ply I bought my mistake once that will serve as my emergency supply. But I don't regularly use hand sanitizer, so I don't have any, and cannot find any now. Its in most places I need it, but cannot even carry it in my car if I need some. I'm headed to the grocery store today after work to get some things I need, might get some more beer, and next time I'm near the liquor store another bottle of whiskey. And this week we're having a test of employees working from home, half today and half tomorrow, in case we are forced to close our office.
  23. Austin Hooper & Jack Conklin to the Browns

    Its also not the death of him as some are predicting, and foolishly labeling him as Manziel 2.0 The offensive coaching was horrible last year, OBJ was banged up all year and didn't get much quality practice.
  24. Falcons release Devonta Freeman

    Pretty good info for not looking up stats, 1056 & 1079 in 2015/16. He played just 2 games in 2018, then played 14 last year but his YPC dropped below 4 to just 3.6 while still getting almost 200 carries. Then after Coleman's rookie year (2015) his carries dropped off as Coleman's increased. With Coleman gone left year he should have had a much better season. Maybe he never fully recovered from the injuries that held him oust most of 2018, only thing I could find was the groin which sidelined him in October.
  25. Amari Cooper re-signs with Dallas for big $$

    Just post the word LIKE next time I thought his mentioning that Cooper scores most of his fantasy points in home games seemed like an odd point regarding an NFL team signing, now I see from other posts its more about him being inconsistent.