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Posts posted by stevegrab

  1. 22 hours ago, League_Champion said:


    Yes Steve. 70,000 people side by side protesting or in a stadium. WHATS THE DIFFERENCE? 


    If you cannot see the difference you are blind or stupid. The difference is in the ability to control their occurrence, not the ability of the virus to spread. You act like the cities gave our permits for crowds of thousands at the protests.


    How do you stop 70K in a stadium? You don't sell tickets, or you sell fewer tickets.


    How do you stop 70K protesting in the streets?  That could be a disaster in many cases. 


    In Cleveland they had a curfew downtown, all day Sun-Mon-Tue-Wed, and nights (8P-6A) last night and again tonight. That worked, how many places can or will do that? And how much screaming will there be that their voices are being stifled? (In CLE an attorney sued in court trying to force the city to re-open.) How much rioting and looting would trying to end protests or limit crowds cause. 


    BTW, what protest in what city recently had 70K people?

  2. Does anybody remember reading about the former Green Beret (Nate Boyer) who had advised Kaepernick to kneel during the anthem as a protest? He got some more coverage during the time many were saying what Brees basically did, that it is disrespectful to the veterans, the military, or the country as a whole. He disputed that, at least from his perspective.


    Well he had something to say about what Brees said, and it was pretty rational and fair, not blasting him nor giving him a free pass. 


  3. On 5/31/2020 at 12:48 PM, Bobby Brown said:

    If anyone can overcome the first year adjustment period with a new QB, he's probably one of the few (although I thought the same thing about OBJ, who basically had career lows last year).  But, I probably pass as early picks are a good time to minimize risk. 


    OBJ was never 100% last year, but he won't produce gawdy stats with the Browns, Landry is very good and they have a good running game. 

  4. On 6/2/2020 at 6:42 PM, michaelredd9 said:


    Just reading the headline I knew that was The Onion


    Not sure why the story is being made, I haven't heard Goodell or anybody else with the NFL clamoring to have fans at the games, they will play without fans if necessary all season, TV revenue alone can still generate a profit for the owners.  Also the 17 game season cannot start this season, and of course the 16 game schedule has already been released. 

  5. 13 minutes ago, LordOpie said:

    With all the stupid crap i say... I'm glad I'm not famous or on social media


    True but this was not social media, it was an interview, in the pre social media day it still would have spread but a bit slower. In the old days people sat at the bar and said things to the guy next to them, who'd nod in agreement or just mumble and that was the end of it. Nobody else knew their views. 


    The real buffoons of social media are the people committing serious crimes, and posting video live while doing it. Like the instigator in some of the riots (Matthew Rupert from Illinois) even when somebody expressed concern about it he was like "no worries, we ain't doing nuthin wrong".

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  6. Wow I guess everybody's sarcasm meters are broken. I was not advocating he beat her senseless, just a nice little smack on the face, if she was that polluted she'd just pass out.


    For those saying he wasn't assaulted and shouldn't assault her, would that apply if a man was groping a woman? What if instead of it being an NFL player being groped, he's 5'6" 120lb weakling and the woman is a professional wrestler, can he defend himself then?


    As for "why didn't he just get up and move?", well that isn't really allowed even if the flight is mostly empty, you still need approval from the crew to change seats, at least that's how I interpret things. Just getting up and changing seats is not something they really want passengers doing.


    flemingd made a great point, would people be telling a woman being groped "just get up and go somewhere else". I wouldn't put it past the flight attendants to be taking some joy from the big black man being groped and feeling uncomfortable. 


    Its definitely a double standard when woman are the ones committing assault. 

  7. 6 hours ago, whomper said:

    What a kick in the F'in nuts. Here is a guy who has true skin in the game. He isnt a keyboard warrior wetting himself to show how anti racist he is. Hes a guy that donated millions of dollars to his impoverished community , many of which are black , and hes getting dragged through the mud royally because he felt the kneeling was disrespectful to the flag even though he agreed with the reason. 


    Tons of NFL players on twitter blasting him even though most of them probably haven't done a fraction of the charitable work this guy has done. A shame to watch a good man get swallowed up in an internet shark tank


    He was asked a specific question, about the chance of players kneeling again, and he answered giving HIS opinion. Apparently people would prefer he tell them what they want to hear rather than express his own views. Shame on Michael Thomas, LeBron and others for trashing him, kudos to Joe Horn and Marcus Davenport for sticking up for him. One of Thomas' tweets had a response from Mike Freeman reacting as if Brees watched Floyd killed by the cop and said "you need to respect the flag, no kneeling."  What an ass. 


  8. More gimmicks and overreaction with rule changes that are not needed. 


    Here is another thing to consider, as I understood from one article I read, the 4th & 15 play is an untimed down, you could score a TD on that play, slim chance and too far away for a Hail Mary to reach the EZ. But if you scored, then converted PAT/2P try, and then had to kickoff again you could keep scoring at will with just a few seconds left when scoring the first time. 

  9. On 5/24/2020 at 6:46 PM, LordOpie said:

    It wasn't one person, it was an attitude shift


    On 5/25/2020 at 3:14 AM, Shorttynaz said:

    Or USA Today



    Ding ding, we have a winner. It was the sale, and some guys who could not stand being asked to tone it down, so they took their balls and went elsewhere. 


    On 5/24/2020 at 10:33 PM, Bobby Brown said:




    PS  Some of my family call me Steve-O, but pretty sure they're not talking about me. 

  10. 42 minutes ago, Finn5033 said:

    Based on what we saw of him when healthy last year I’d take Brown. Lot’s of potential there


    But yet you didn't vote for Brown ;)  


    I went with Hardman, but honestly I'd not be too pleased with any of them. 

  11. On 5/21/2020 at 9:25 PM, DMD said:

    Prescott has only made about $4 million or so over his career so far. So the upgrade is head-spinning.


    Actually it was almost $5M (4.9) according to this, but still that contract he was offered is a huge upgrade, and probably more than he is worth. I'm not sure how much of the Cowboys success he's contributed to. Sure they have not had a losing season during his 4 years, but two of those were 8-8 and 9-7 and missed the playoffs. Their two playoff appearances didn't net much, losing to GB at home when they went 13-3 and winning one game before losing to Rams when they went 10-6. 

  12. On 5/16/2020 at 2:36 AM, purplemonster said:

    Looks like I was right, there is no money in snitching.  Looks like the victims found religion and are no longer saying it happened. 



    This sounds rather strange, the accusers who swore out statements with police, then talked to the attorneys for the accused and recant their stories?  Is that how criminal proceedings usually work? It seems at least a bit unethical to me. Either way they lied to somebody, getting a conviction may be nearly impossible now, but that doesn't make Dunbar and Baker innocent. 

  13. Does anybody have a source like NFL CBA or something else that explains the terms of when a team has to pay the signing bonus? I cannot find a source that shows that and everything I've read (even business and salary cap type stories) mention it being a signing bonus "paid when you sign the contract" or "paid upfront". I know the salary cap hit can be spread out, but the payment is guaranteed and if they had years to pay it, the player could be owed money when they are released while under contract. 

  14. Our playoffs don't start until week 14, so not a big deal. Could have a crucial game week 13 to make the playoffs, but it just seems more crucial because it is the last chance, any bye at some other time could have resulted in a similarly difficult situation. 

  15. On 5/12/2020 at 9:52 AM, rajncajn said:

    Should I also be mad at the whole of the country if I don't like the decisions the elected politicians make?


    No, I wouldn't have issue with Benson if he voted for Goodell to be commissioner. Just because he voted (or didn't) for him doesn't mean he agrees with all of his decisions. But Goodell has made a lot of money for the owners, so I wouldn't blame Benson anyway if he agreed to keep Goodell in his position. Still doesn't mean it's Benson's fault for Goodell doing poorly from my perspective.


    I never said what Goodell gave up wasn't enough. Though he certainly could have afforded give more, it's still a significant amount to many people. I just don't see it as a big deal for him. Like I said, it's not going to prevent him from paying his mortgage or his car note or taking his family on vacation or whatever, whereas someone on, say a $100k salary the same percentage pay cut would be significantly more impactful. Next time you ask someone "you did what" just hope they don't respond with "I did nothing, but "I gave up my home when I lost my job" or "I had to close my business and let go all of my employees" or "I'm a nurse/doctor working 14-16 hour shifts trying to keep people like you alive and healthy" or "I'm a social worker trying to make sure the poor, elderly, sick & homeless get the essentials that they need to survive" or "I'm a teacher spending countless hours trying to make sure your kids are still getting the quality education they need despite all the hurdles in our way" or "I'm a first responder risking my & my families health to ensure that you stay safe." Giving money is easy, especially when you have a ton of it. There's nothing wrong with giving, giving is great and absolutely necessary, but it pales in comparison to the personal sacrifices that so many others are giving and give on a day-to-day basis. Those people impress me incredibly more than Roger Goodell giving up $5 million of his $40 million salary. Sorry, it just doesn't move the needle much for me.


    Seriously though, what the (the really bad word) do you care if I dislike Roger Goodell anyway...


    Go back and read your posts in this thread, you said it wasn't a noble gesture, he really didn't give up much, you and many others here just hate Goodell and would have ripped him regardless of what he did or gave up. I don't care whether you like Goodell or not, I just know that your views on him are tainted by your extreme hatred of him. 

  16. On 5/8/2020 at 8:35 AM, millworkguy said:

    Looks like they are prepared in case the league doesn't start on time


    Because of no byes until week 5?  From what I've heard the big contingency is starting late and shifting week 2 games to later in the season. Each week 2 matchup has those teams on bye at the same time. For example, week 2 CIN-CLE, both have week 9 bye, or NYG-CHI, both have bye in week 11. Maybe week 1 moves to where week 17, and the all division slate moves a week later, even then if they skip the off week for ProBowl they could finish on schedule. 


    This is similar to what they did once before when the season start was in jeopardy. 

  17. On 5/8/2020 at 8:47 PM, purplemonster said:

    Sounds like the wife handled this well also.  Bring a gun to 'scare him'.  Thinking the gun won't fire without a magazine and has one in the chamber with the safety off (this is what killed Joe Exotic's husband). And another female posse member waving around a knife.  Oh Earl, what have you done 


    I love people who are clueless about guns handling guns and threatening others with them. It is what makes America Great.


    I've never owned a gun, have only fired a couple that belonged to my brother. One was a 9mm, which I believe carried a round in the chamber, and was warned about "even if the clip isn't in there." (I was in my 20s, and he was right there if I had questions.)

  18. On 5/7/2020 at 8:43 AM, DMD said:

    Back in the Super Bowl years for the Cowboys, several players got together and rented a big house where they would have such parties away from their wives. Gotta cover those tracks better. And don't leave loaded guns at home.


    Hmm good advice for your son, but not your son-in-law


    On 5/7/2020 at 10:30 AM, millworkguy said:


    How about, dont cheat on your partner.  


    No, its a man's right (especially a rich athlete in their prime...

  19. 3 hours ago, boltnlava said:

    IF he was better at what he does, it would be a gesture that MIGHT have some impact. As it is, it just seems like he should give a % (possibly high) back to players and the game as an apology for every mis-step since he took over. This is in no way a push on what he owes.


    Oh boy, really?  He owes the players a large percentage of salary for what exactly?  Every misstep?

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