TripleW64

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  1. Hue Jackson chiming in that a similar situation occurred during his time in CLE.

     

    Jackson tweeted Tuesday night that Browns owner Jimmy Haslam “was happy we kept losing” and that he was offered “a good number” for each defeat. The director of Jackson’s foundation also charged Browns’ executives Sashi Brown, Paul DePodesta, and Andrew Berry with receiving bonuses for losing games.

     

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/nfl/nfl-world-reacts-to-wednesdays-hue-jackson-news/ar-AAToQ7n?li=BBnb7Kz


  2. It's funny how Instant Replay must have undeniable evidence to overturn a ref's call but in this case the NFL is dismissing the outcomes by law enforcement and their own internal investigation just so they don't have to say they made a mistake in a six game suspension. IMO, the NFL backed themselves into a corner when they did not include the other transgression (pulling the ladies top down) and only used the alleged domestic violence charge. Had they included that, they could suspend him for that action. At this point, the two parties need to come to a mutual agreement. Serve a shorter suspension and just move on.


  3. This really has me thinking. The story is, if Dumervil did not restructure his deal by 4:00p EST, he was on the books for $12MM this year. The Bronco's gave him a deadline of 3:00p EST to get his signed paperwork into them. With his contract on the books, this would have put them over the cap (I believe). From what I've been reading, Dumervil's camp contacted the Broncos at 3:25p EST and said they're willing to restructure and he's going to sign the new deal. But the signed paperwork wasn't sent until 4:07p EST.

     

    What if Dumervil's camp tried to play stupid - in order to buy time so that maybe this would happen, hoping the Broncos wouldn't have cut him and paid him his $12MM this year instead of taking a $4MM pay cut?

     

    Kind of far fetched, but possible..

     

     

    I was thinking the same thing. What if this was some type of strategic move by Dumervil and his agent to get him to become a FA. If everything was agreed to, submitting the paperwork should be the easiest thing to do. It just seems too "convenient" that now instead of taking what DEN could afford to give him, he is now free to sign anywhere for the max he can get....simply because the paperwork wasn't received on time.


  4. I've been reading this debate and it is rather comical in regards to the comparisons. IMO, the NFL is way to concerned about cosmetic BS and glosses over relevant issues that they would just rather ignore and hope it goes away.

     

    In regards to analogy, I see it this way in everyday life.

     

    Gore: I am docked an hours pay for my tie not being a double-knot windsor.

     

    Brady: I am docked 45 minutes pay for taking a swing at a co-worker but not connecting.

     

    Basically, is it worse to the company to have an employee walking around with a tie on, but not tied to corporate specs. Or, to have an employee that makes an attempt at injuring another employee. I think most employers would find the latter to be the greater offense.


  5. Thank you for asking... that was very kind. While we were thrilled to find out Sunday that her kids were safe, that was followed quickly with terrible news. I received a note that a former colleague and wife did lose their son, Jack, in the tragedy. After working closely for a couple of years with this person, we kind of drifted apart over the past few years with job changes and just moving on in life. I knew he and his wife had a child, but no idea he had moved to Sandy Hook.

     

    Funeral was yesterday, but I decided not to attend. With so many people and mobs of media, I just felt it would be better to reach out afterward.

     

    Everyone - Please keep all the families and the entire community in your prayers.

     

     

    Sorry to hear that Junkyard. Prayers are sent to everyone there.


  6. I remember Columbine and VA Tech, and I remember the sickening feelings and grief thinking of those victims and their families. In this case, the school is only 15 minutes from home and we're still waiting word on a friend with 2 kids in the school. In some ways, it feels like the towers all over again, yet even worse when you're talking about an entire kindergarten class. You just don't know what to say or do.

     

     

    Hey Junkyard, any word from your friend with kids in the school ? Prayers go out to all of the people in the community.


  7. My ex used to wake me up at night a very special way. When I asked her why, she said she would just wake up in the middle of the night with a craving. I never knew when it would happen (and it happened quite often TBH), which in itself, made going to sleep very erotic. We are still good friends, but she is married now and I asked her once if she still got those midnight cravings....poor guy, apparently I had a special sausage.

     

     

    Why on earth is she your ex??????


  8. I have read the many posts by Cowboyz1 and as a lifelong (over 35 yrs) Cowboys fan I have seen many ups and downs. As was mentioned by giantsfan, the biggest issue is Jerry Jones the General Manager. As an owner, he is good. But as a GM, he is HORRID. He has made it evident that any coach that graces the sidelines understand that Jerry the GM will interfere with all personnel decisions. Jerry the GM is still trying to prove that he has he football knowledge demonstrated by Jimmy Johnson when Johnson made personnel decisions. It ain't even close. Three names say it all: Joey Galloway, Roy Williams, and Quincy Carter.

     

    As far as the team being talented? Nope, not really. Especially on offense. Defense maybe, but still a lot of holes. Offensively, without the shiftiness of Murray there is zero running game.The OL doesn't block any better when he is in the game. He is just hands down better than the others. He is even better at getting injured. The WRs? Dez IS talented but a typical WR that is a headcase. Miles is talented but he is an injury waiting to happen. Witten is definetly talented by age is going to catch up with him soon. Romo? A good QB that makes bad decisions at the worst time. But also has the ability to play. He just isn't a leader, which is hugh. The O-Line? Next question. Seriously, the only one of any merit is Smith and the jury is still out on him as he takes on a new position. On Defense, there are a few players that stand out. Ware, Carter, Lee and um, uh...yeah...that's about it for me. Ware is getting beat up by double and triple teams. Lee and Carter haven't made it through a full season to show what they can really do.

     

    The glasses are off and I am tired of seeing my favorite team wallow around in mediocrity because the owner will not fire the GM. I won't become a free agent, but I know what to expect for the foreseable future. Some wins. More losses. A GM/Owner talking a whole lot of sh*t about what "he expects". But really as long as the stadium is filled and he gets some headlines every now and then nothing will change. Bring in Holmgren. Bring in Chuckie. Hell bring 'em both in. Or better yet, resurrect Landry and Lombardi. As long as Jerry has final say so (and he will) this team is not going to win a championship.

     

    Still (and will always be) a fan....

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  9. Check out the Lighthouse. It's a restaurant ( a little pricey) but you don't necessarily have to go for the food. It has a great view of the sea and excellent photo opportunities. Baby Beach is nice with some areas of shallow water and some areas for snorkeling where you can see multi-colored fish. there's another spot, a natural pool that is also good for snorkeling. Not sure of the ages of your kids, but the ATV tours are cool. If they are too young for driving an ATV, then you may want to go on a SUV tour. But those are generally 3-4 hours and each stop is about 1/2 hour IIRC. Great vacation. One of the best I've had.


  10. 10.4 When a trade is made, BOTH owners must notify the

    commissioner to make the trade official. The trade

    will be approved or denied at the TUDL site. Owners

    should have the trade in the system at TUDL prior to

    posting a thread

     

    The rules say that the owners must "notify" the commish. This was done. It does not say the owner must AGREE to the trade in the notifcation. THe owner could very well say" Oh crap, I just accepted a bad trade." That serves as notification. The commish should not be the police for this type of mistake IMO.

     

    In this case, Owner A gave Britt for DeSean Jackson. Owner A mistakenly thought he was getting Britt for Jackson.


  11. I have been through root canals about 3-4 times and I have no idea why people compare them to other things as being the worst. Root canals are not bad at all. I would rather get a root canal than a tooth pulled, especially if the extraction is followed by a dry socket.

     

     

    Same here. I've had 2 or 3 and each time I basically fell asleep. I had the first one when I was around 12. Didn't bother me at all. I never could understand all the misery and hype people gave about having a root canal. :shrug:


  12. The man just died. Can't believe all the venom coming out. I'm pretty sure Rodney King did not ask police officers to kick his ass so that he could get 15 minutes of fame. Just as Reginald Denny didn't ask to be smashed in the head with a brick so that he could be on TV. And as far as I can remember, Rodney did not yell "Let's riot!" I don't see how he can be labeled as "stupid, dangerous, and useless". Bottom line is the guy died at a young age.