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Roadrunner last won the day on August 5 2014

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  1. I think the difference is, in the 1940's, pro football wasn't a big deal yet. College football was more popular, and of course baseball was absolute king in this country. Also, part of the Rams moving from Cleveland to Los Angeles was a stipulation that the team become integrated, so signing black players was forced upon them. That's a little different than Branch Rickey going out on his own to sign a black player (against the unwritten rules), and baseball's popularity made it a much bigger deal than in the NFL. Plus, Robinson had a 10-year careeer and became a Hall of Fame player and hero. Washington had three ok years and was done. Interesting note, Washington and Robinson played football together at UCLA, both in the backfield.
  2. Arthur Blank threatening to leave Atlanta

    It's smart the Falcons didn't try to hit up the residents of Atlanta to help fund the new stadium. They wouldn't have gone for it. Atlanta has some of the worst fans in the country. They are very apathetic about their pro sports teams. Even when the Braves make the playoffs, they rarely sell out. Georgia Bulldogs football rules the state. Now if UGA wanted a new stadium, I think practically every resident of Georgia would line up to help pay for it.
  3. Dolphins have new team logo

    I've been a Dolphins fan for 42 years. I like the new logo. It's a nice, fresh look. It represents the team and city of Miami well. The dolphin didn't need the circa 1940's helmet anymore, either. Everyone knows the Miami Dolphins are a football team. And they're going back to a lighter shade of aqua that the team used back in the 70's when they were dominant, which I think is cool. And the logo doesn't have to be "tough." Many NFL logos aren't exactly tough... the Cowboys' star, the Colts' horseshoe, the Niners' SF, the Packers' G, the Steelers' stainless steel trademark, etc.
  4. R.I.P. Richard "Aqualung" Fremer

    I never played in any leagues with Aqualung, and never really conversed with him on the boards, but being a long-time Huddler, I've known of him for 10 years, and what a great guy he was. He will be missed. Rest in peace, Rich.
  5. Super Bowl Commercials

    I liked the squirrel and the other animals screaming, but I lost it on the one with Wil Ferrell -- "Bud Light, suck one." LMAO!
  6. Non-Patriots Fan Party Thread

    On behalf of all us long-time Dolphins fans, thank you Giants. Congrats to all the G-men fans.
  7. Mike, Mike and Mike

    I'm not big on this Mike, Mike, & Mike crew. They're good on the radio, very knowledgeable. However, that doesn't automatically make them professional play-by-play announcers. They're more like three buddies watching the game at a bar and making comments. Ditka annoys me at times. He talks too fast and sometimes cuts off the end of the last word of the sentence he's saying and starts another sentence. ESPN has oodles of professional annoucers they could have used. Where's Mike Patrick? Where's Gary Thorne? Where's Mark Jones? There's a number of college football announcers they could have plugged in that I think would have been better than the Mike's.
  8. Cameron likes a 2 back system?

    I think you're right. If more teams change to a two-back system, will fantasy football change? I wonder if we'll see leagues start using a "team RB" spot rather than individual RBs.
  9. The Dolphins new head coach . . .

    We've missed the playoffs five straight years. I don't think we can get any more disappointed.
  10. Andrea Kramer...

    Erin Andrews
  11. Saban

    And again, with nothing to play for, Saban continues to opt for FGs instead of going for it on the short 4th downs. Yeah, kicking FGs is the way to beat the Colts.
  12. Playing FF during the NFL Playoffs

    The only way I've ever been involved in a playoff league is this: Each team selects a squad from the available players (a starting team of 8, or more if you want, and a player can be on more than one team if you want). There are no waiver moves. You just play total points. Once one of your players is eliminated from the playoffs, that spot on your squad is now dead. Most points at the end of the playoffs is the champ. It's really a matter of picking the players that stay in the playoffs the longest.
  13. Playing FF during the NFL Playoffs offers free NFL playoff leagues.
  14. Jets-Dolphins

    I think Nick Saban blew this game. The Dolphins had 4th and less than 1 on the 8 yard line with a little over 2:00 left, and Saban elects to kick a tying FG. They had nothing to lose. Why not go for it and then try to get a touchdown? That would have forced the Jets to get a TD on their final drive. Saban played not to lose, and that's a sure way to end up losing, which they did.
  15. Fantasy Title droughts

    I won four titles in one local league, and one title in each of three other leagues (last title was 2 years ago), but in a dynasty league I've been playing in since '99, I have yet to even make the playoffs. With a win this week, that drought would be over. As far as a title in that league, it probably won't happen this year, but as you all know, once you're in the playoffs, anything can happen.