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  1. 5 points
    So my wife, who's not into sports, always loves the sounds of the game. When I'm watching a game, I'll often hear her chuckling at the things commentators say, like: -The hole closed on him before he could penetrate it. -He came at his blind side and got him from behind. -He's off to the sidelines for a quick blow -It's a game of inches. -That hole was so big, you could drive a truck through it. -When you get down in this area, you gotta just start pounding it. -He's gonna feel that one tomorrow. -He found his tight end. -He has great ball control -He had to stretch to get it in -He gets penetration into the backfield -He blows them off (at the line) -He bangs it in -He could go all the way -He gets it off just in time -He goes deep -He found a hole and slid through it -He pounds it in -He beats them off (the line) -He's got great hands So, which one is your favorite/s? I really like the 2 that I bolded. And Well, Jerry Jones, when being interviewed recently, added his own gem... Cowboys owner Jerry Jones tells @1053thefan yes, he follows what people say about him. Human nature. A friend asked him: "Why in the world do you listen to talk radio? They’re wearing your proverbial butt out." Jerry: "I like pain. I just like to hear it. Just put it in me."
  2. 5 points
    I share your concern. Took CEH at 3.2 in high stakes as my RB1. I was enamored by visions of him being a top 3 back. Saw a tweet yesterday: "I've been diagnosed with CEH. It's where I have the RB1 on the top scoring offense in the NFL but don't get any points. Side effects include losing my f*&cking sh*t."
  3. 5 points
    IDK if the jokes on me or what. But until it comes to light, bow down! Ya'll better recognize!!!! 🤣 🤣
  4. 5 points
    Sorry, but what is the point of this post?
  5. 5 points
    Keep in mind I am a SME on this topic, and in the top 1% in the nation as voted on by my peers. I say this not to be arrogant or avoid a counter argument or to say anyone is wrong because I'm an "expert", but to stress that I spent 17 years in the field. My replies are not based on stuff flying around social media or the biased media or so-called "news" outlets (e.g., ABC, NBC, Fox, CNN, etc). They are based on my experience and knowledge accumulated over those years studying viruses, social dimensions of a disaster, pharmaceutical intervention and continuity management. There is no hidden agenda outside of providing the honest facts. And this post isn't just a reply to LordOpie; it's for everyone in this thread. If society had let the virus burn out to begin with, we wouldn't have mutations. It would never burn out unless caught within the first 24 hours, and those exposed were placed in quarantine immediately. Even then, I doubt it would. For a virus to "burn out" requires a certain set of attributes. One of those is how infection occurs. Respiratory viruses are quite difficult to control given the nature of transmission. One infected person can expose hundreds simply by walking through a mall. However, a virus like Ebola can "burn out" because of its transmission method. It primarily passes through infected body fluids. This makes it harder to infect larger populations. The reason you see it hit so hard in Africa has to do with the sanitation infrastructure, wastewater infrastructure, and how bodies are handled after they expire. In a first world country, Ebola would have a difficult time spreading around. This virus is one that becomes endemic within a population. As many are aware, this is a coronavirus. And coronavirus is one of five viruses that cause the common cold along with the rhinovirus, respiratory syncytial virus, influenza and parainfluenza. We use the term "flu" colloquially because most of the colds we get hit with come from influenza. The reason why we have seasonal flu / seasonal flu shots is the same reason we see COVID-19 spawning off all these variants. Each year, the flu mutates a lot. It is a sloppy replicator and can make thousands of strains within a single season. And health officials have to guess which strain will become the dominant strains for the upcoming flu season. These strains are what is used in our flu shots. How they do this is relatively simple. During the spring and summer months in the Northern Hemisphere, officials monitor the fall and winter flu in the Southern Hemisphere. They pick the dominant strains, and big spam uses them in the seasonal flu shot. Coronaviruses aren't as sloppy when they mutate. So we see a few different variants. The media, social media, and the average person see these variants and think the worst of it. Here's the thing, once a virus is established in a population, it can become more contagious but rarely becomes more deadly. But keep in mind that is not a hard rule. However, I am somewhat confident that IS the case with this pandemic. So, in my professional opinion, SARs-CoV-2 is now, and forever, part of our society (endemic). It will be just like the flu. Constantly circulating, mutating and requiring seasonal vaccinations. Children weren't at risk to begin with but now they are. Children were always at risk. The initial wave of the pandemic showed that children under the age of 18 made up 8.5% to 9.5% of the cases (depending on the source you check). While there were fewer deaths and more mild cases compared to other age groups, keep in mind that there are far less people on this planet under the age of 18 than over the age of 18. There is a significantly larger population of people infected in the over 18 range which means larger percentages of people coming down with the disease. So, on the surface it looks like kids are less affected by it, that's not really the case. There are many reasons why we are seeing these spikes in children now. I need to call out that I do not know all of them. But what I do know I will share. The primary reason is that during the initial first wave, everyone was home. This limited the circulation of the virus. Adults had a very low chance of bringing it home. As things open back up, we started to see a slight increase in cases across all age groups. It wasn't as severe because people (for the most part) continued with social distancing and wearing masks. Once the vaccines hit and people started getting them, social distancing and mask wearing plummeted, and once in-school classes started last spring, we saw spikes in the disease. This is because of many factors. For one, adults who never received a vaccine, didn't social distance or wear a mask, and/or lied about being vaccinated contracted and brought it home to kids who then went to school and spread it. Now, with 80% of the adult population receiving at least one shot, the virus, much like water, will flow to the lowest point (the path of least resistance) - unvaccinated kids. This is the nature of an infectious agent. To clear up some misconceptions: You can still become infected after receiving the vaccine, or re-infected after already having it. The vaccine is meant to mitigate against severe disease presentation from the vanilla SARs-CoV-2 virus and has the ability to prevent it from taking hold in one's body. Today, if you are exposed to the Polio virus you wouldn't have a chance of spreading it because the virus replication is static. It doesn't really mutate. Therefore the Polio vaccine is pretty ironclad. However, as mentioned above, the coronavirus is somewhat sloppy (though, not nearly as bad as influenza) so it will constantly mutate. You will have some protection from the variants but it will take the body a little long to get it. So you can spread it. Bottom line, the vaccines work, are needed, and should be taken. More on that in a bit. Masks. The standard argument is that masks don't protect a person from the virus. Here's the thing, masks aren't designed to prevent one from catching the virus. Unless you are in a bio-level 4 protection suit, you can still catch the virus through a mask. The issue (I have) is how the anti-mask news media / social media present the argument. Masks are a mitigation, not a preventative measure. If I remember correctly, an unmasked person has a 15% higher chance of contracting the disease. That's pretty significant. Masks are part of an overall systemic approach to reducing one's odds of contracting the virus when added to social distancing, washing hands and getting the vaccine. Masks serve two purposes - 1. Limit the chance for exposure, and 2. Limit someone from spreading it by blocking respiratory droplets entering the air. The virus primarily travels in respiratory droplets. Even store bought or home-made cloth masks do very well against these droplets. So the argument that a virus can easily slip through the gaps in the fibers is not exactly true. The virus by itself, yes. Even then, atomic attraction will pull most of the virions into the fiber. However, the virus doesn't travel through the air by itself. It needs the droplets to do that. Keep in mind I'm only speaking on how it travels through the air since I'm making a point on masks. It can still be caught from surfaces. People who say their freedom is being taken away are flat out wrong. This is a public health crisis and not some debate on constitutional law. The government cannot enforce masks ubiquitously; however, they can when it comes to the government's domain. The vaccines. Oh boy, here we go, right? I'm only going to speak on the two mRNA vaccines since they have the most inaccurate "news" around them. These are not some new vaccines that haven't been tested in the way everyone who is opposed to them may think. The mRNA technology has been around since the 1980s. This technology uses synthetic mRNA that enters our cells, and instructs these cells to produce a protein. This is normal cellular function. The mRNA leaves our systems within 24 hours. It does NOT alter our genetic make-up. Once it leaves our systems, our cells stop producing the protein assigned to it. The only thing that was new to them was the synthetic mRNA that was built to produce the spike protein on the virus. In 2010, BioNTech, Pfizer and Moderna began working on mRNA based treatments. When the pandemic hit, all they needed to do was pivot from the existing synthetic mRNA they were testing to the COVID-19 one. This is why it seemed to develop so fast. But in reality, this is 30 years in the making. That being said, these vaccines are the first to be successful. The mRNA technology has been successfully used in other biotech applications other than vaccines. All vaccines, medical procedures, surgeries, etc carry risk with them. None are 100% safe. As far as these go, my professional and personal opinion is that these are safe. There will always be a small percentage that experience negative effects. So using those numbers to push an agenda that the vaccines are dangerous is, at a minimum, disingenuous. I say all of this as someone who did have an adverse reaction related to the Moderna vaccine. After I received my second shot on April 3, 2021, I was rushed to the ER roughly 8 hours later. My heart went into afib. The top half of my heart was beating rapidly (200 times a minute) while the bottom half was just quivering as it tried to catch up. It was a strange and disturbing sensation to say the least but it didn't hurt. I could feel it in my chest and stomach. Not enough blood was circulating in my body so I kept fainting. After an hour in the ER my heart reverted to normal rhythm. They released me and I made an appointment with a cardiologist. He is now part of my normal doctor visits. As time ticks by, I experience it less and less but still need to remain on blood thinners to prevent strokes. Apparently, blood can pool in the chambers of the heart and begin clotting while in afib. Once normal rhythm returns, the heart can eject the blood clots causing strokes or pulmonary embolism. Turns out, the vaccine itself didn't do this. The vaccine had put a strain on my system after the first shot. And I do remember having a few instances at night of my heart racing while trying to sleep. Once the second shot hit my system, it placed more stress on my system. Turns out, I have (since birth) defects with all of my valves, and because I have high blood pressure (that is treated btw), my left ventricle is slightly larger and the chamber walls thicker. Both of these heart problems combined with the strain on my system triggered the severe afib. My cardiologist believes I've had afib issues for a while now, but because they were mild in presentation I didn't feel or notice them. But the vaccine helped identify these issues. So now, I'm scheduled for an ablation later on this month to prevent future episodes of afib, and we will talk about when I need open heart surgery for the valves. After all of that, I still champion these vaccines. My girlfriend works for one of the two companies making the mRNA. She has taught me so much about Big spam. I'm less cynical about them.
  6. 4 points
    trading a late round backup/handcuff to land a starter .... sounds like a good deal to me and the reason we snag handcuffs from other teams in the first place. Agreed that if Zeke goes down Pollard could outperform CEH the rest of the year..... but thats an IF and Zeke is pretty durable. Now if Dak goes down again .... that would really mess up the entire DAL O. I make the trade.
  7. 4 points
  8. 3 points
  9. 3 points
    Decided not to use my waiver priority last night, and luckily ended up getting both Carr and Darnold as FA. Dropped Tua and Big Ben. I was also able to pick up Carolina's defense!
  10. 3 points
    I hope this will work. What;Daffy Duck wants.
  11. 3 points
    You couldn't give me CEH. He's horrible
  12. 3 points
    I'd rather people learn a modicum of critical thinking and understand that nearly all media is a business whose interest is not to inform you, but rather to generate interest and invest you in their product. Whether that be negatively or positively, it makes no difference. They profit from your attention.
  13. 3 points
    Snooki can't debate worth a rip, but Snooki sure can post memes.
  14. 3 points
    Maybe Im just stupid, but I'm not understanding the politics in this thread or why its here.
  15. 3 points
    Cut Corey Dillon, pick up Ray Rice.
  16. 3 points
    I am stashing Jeff Wilson in the IR spot until he returns to be the starter.
  17. 3 points
  18. 3 points
    They deserve to be blasted Def. Let's take a look back. The Mitch thing has been talked to death. Crippled future drafts for years, combined with additional stupidity. The Mack thing has been talked about, but he's pretty much invisible. He'll flash for a few games soon, hurt his back or hamstring, and that's that. The Quinn signing is purely a detriment to the team. That guy sucks and really makes no plays, at all. That is such a massive GM failure, and wasting money. They give Eddie Jackson many Millions and the moment they do, he turns into a player who doesn't really care, and is fading faster than any S I can remember. They let Kyle Fuller walk but have 5 TE's on their roster, and giving a lot of money to old QB's, but made it known their rookie QB wasn't a starter. They continually trade draft collateral to ensure whoever comes next is in deep doo doo...this year's 2nd rounder, back surgery LT. Wow. Remember Kevin White? Hroniss Grasu? Langford? Bullard? Shaheen? All 3rd rounders or better that bust. This team is playing with a Coach that is a pretender, wants to be everyone's best friend. The pass chart from last night is quite frankly laughable. This roster is filled with 4th, 5th, and 6th rounders that aren't playing elsewhere except with the Lions, Jets, Giants, and Jags. Would Goodwin be on a team? How about Perriman who they just signed, 6 teams so far? Joke isn't the right word for this team, and year after year, it will only get worse. This isn't even rock bottom. The defense is old in most places, and filled with other team's Special teamers in others. This is why it's not rational to care about them, because these bozo's have shat on the city.
  19. 3 points
    Sorry to anyone who started Callaway today. If it's any consolation, I did as well.
  20. 3 points
    Did the real Packers land in New Orleans by mistake?
  21. 3 points
    I wish we could get back to the unity this country showed in the days, weeks, months following 9/11. Being there during the event I watched people helping people and they didn't care about political beliefs, skin color, ethnicity, religion, or age.
  22. 3 points
    In honor of the 1,000,000, it's time to celebrate! Let's start with a worthy meal.
  23. 3 points
    Did the game get switched to volleyball?
  24. 3 points
    Terrible advice. If you have roster space, a motivated and re-energized Bell could be a league-winner. Or he could suck and you just dump him 3 weeks from now.
  25. 3 points
    Wow. If I'm the Ravens, I'm calling Latavius Murray right now! He's not the best back in the world, but he's got one decent year left in his tank.
  26. 3 points
    Are we going to make threads for every guard who misses a game? Or is this part of a bizarre coordinated effort to have no less than five threads about CV on the 1st page?
  27. 3 points
    Chances are Bill let Cam determine his own fate, and this was Cam’s choice.
  28. 3 points
  29. 3 points
    Biden, Trump, Obama, and Bush. Congress for never instituting its proper authority. Military generals who always swore victory was around the corner and the media who ignored a 2 decade war. This was all so predictable and the blame for propping up a government for 20 years that couldn't last 2 weeks is systematic and widespread. Hell, the Americans that stayed when they knew we were getting out deserve some blame also.
  30. 3 points
    I admit I have not been wearing a mask much since I got vaccinated, and since the requirements to wear them have been dropped. But I am also single and don't spend much time around anybody else that I would be putting at risk if I were a carrier. But what gets me is those people saying that being vaccinated is worse, causing more spread, basically arguing that nobody should be vaccinated. I doubt those saying these things think everybody should be wearing masks, considering their constant ridicule of those who wear masks and any labeling of any government body or business that issues a mask requirement as being communists and taking away their rights. And some of our resident chalupas with their constant spreading of lies, calling the vaccine a game of Russian roulette. They act like more people have died from the vaccine than the virus "those who died from the virus were mostly old and already sick and would have died from the flu anyway". God the ignorance is mind numbing.
  31. 3 points
    Here the winds have finally died down to just a heavy breeze and the feeder bands fewer and further between. Last night & into the morning was crazy. We had stronger winds with Zeta last year, but they were much more constant and lasted much longer with a lot more rain this time. Tornado Warnings every hour or so guaranteed we got no sleep and the last one came through about an hour ago. We had a little flooding in the neighborhood, but nothing that isn't typical or expected as we're basically on an island surrounded by bayou and the Gulf. Again, the flooding wasn't as bad as with Zeta, but the water lingered longer but I doubt that it was enough to flood any homes nearby. I've checked in with all of my family & coworkers and with exception to not hearing from my cousin in Algiers everyone is fine that I know of.
  32. 3 points
    I'm good where I'm at. The wind has picked up a little since lunch, but still not as much a we had with Zeta last year. We got out and drove around a bit after lunch mainly to see how much the water has come up from the Gulf and around the in-roads to our neighborhood. It wasn't bad at all so far and the tide is going down as well, which helps. We ended up driving out of the neighborhood and into town and even stopped by the grocery store to get ice cream. I fear for the folks in South Louisiana though. I've heard they are getting it really bad right now, like Katrina bad. We have quite a bit of family down there, so I'm praying it's not as bad.
  33. 3 points
    I care that they choose not to make socially responsible choices, therefore, beyond hurting themselves, increasing the likelihood that kids (like mine) who can't get vaccinated, can get sick and then land in the ICU, so then it's my problem. That's when and why I care. If they were just being ignorant and only hurting themselves, then I wouldn't give 2 sheets.
  34. 3 points
  35. 3 points
    I’ll try to make this as short as possible. I think joining 8 leagues one year kind of burned me out. I hung onto my 2 original leagues for a year or 2 before finally deciding to retire from FF. I got married in 2010 and to say our marriage got off to a rocky start is a complete understatement. Not going to get into that. Still married and much happier now after 11 years. A grandchild will do that to you. For those that aren’t grandparents yet, just wait. It’s absolutely awesome! Some high school buddies contacted me about joining their league so I signed back up to The Huddle and here I am.🙂 Probably won’t be posting much as life is very busy so if I don’t reply or acknowledge anyone right away I apologize. Hi Darin! How the hell are you?
  36. 3 points
    This is feeling more and more like an inevitable dumpster fire. Treating adults like kids in college never works. I've become more convinced that selling grown men on your 'vision' is more important than Xs and Os as a head coach. A lot of that can be delegated to assistants. If a HC looses his team, it's over.
  37. 3 points
    Yeah, shocking to see this board's resident turdballs have these opinions. I happily got the vaccine. The technology has been around for a decade-plus. I had a sore arm and a little fogginess the day of my first shot. Somewhat sore arm after the second. I ditched the mask indoors for a month or so, but once Delta reared its ugly head I've gone back to masking in certain situations. Most of my socializing takes place outdoors. I have been traveling, and masks are required in airports and on planes. Meh. I get it. Too bad others simply don't and won't ever.
  38. 2 points
    Yes. Your other choices are much better than gambling with Cooks.
  39. 2 points
    I'd go Cee Dee and Marvin Jones.
  40. 2 points
    Like I said it's all good, you're just one of the many and it's great to talk football with a bunch of cool peeps!
  41. 2 points
    15% of those leagues must be 2 team leagues, lol.
  42. 2 points
    Thanks I was aware of those rumors, I was more wondering about the talk of SEA being interested in signing another RB, as it relates to the value of Penny.
  43. 2 points
    What a great way to start the season. Bring on HOU and JAX!!!
  44. 2 points
    I need to join this league immediately! Let me know if anyone dies.
  45. 2 points
  46. 2 points
    it's extremely annoying how much and how often RBs/teams downplay the importance of OL. Wasn't he running behind a very good OL? If I was a GM, I'd focus on building a great OL, then the rest of the team. I bet a mediocre team with 5 OL who played every snap over a decade and all 5 went to the HoF would win multiple superbowls, regardless of how sub-par the rest of the team was.
  47. 2 points
    Usually don’t like giving up best player in trade, let alone arguably the best player on your team, buuuuut I think with AJ and receiving ARob you’ll be fine there. So the question is do you think Pitts is going to be much better than a replacement level TE. That’s the make or break for me more than seeing Adams go. I personally think he will be a difference maker at TE and would do the trade. I have no faith in Ertz. Youre taking a big risk on a fairly unknown commodity at pro level, but I think it’s an educated risk and less of a risk than sticking with Ertz. Sorry this was so long and I’m now making it longer by apologizing for it…
  48. 2 points
  49. 2 points
    The buzz I've seen is Freeman has been a complete bust. He's not the one pushing Murray, it's been Tony Jones.
  50. 2 points
    Most coaches don't do well in the transition. While I agree the players should be quiet and do their job, we know how this ends up if the players start complaining and there is no winning.