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  1. Ocho Cinco beats the horse

    Is the horse's owner a Lions fan?? Peace policy
  2. Who did you "Come up" with at the huddle ?

    Space Ghost! Didn't he also have an alias, strinG? That dude was cool. I remember when superkaratemonkeydeathcar ruined the screen formatting of every thread he posted in. Good stuff. Peace policy
  3. A Question For You Long Time Huddlers

    I started coming for FF stuff in '97 or '98 . . . I actually had exactly one post on the Delphi boards before the switchover. I wish I'd have hustled on the member-number thing too, but this one is low enough that the 8K+ people understand I been around. Peace policy PS--posty! That dude was crazy.
  4. O.k. It's official.............

    http://www.rankopedia.com/ZoneID=3/15602/Step1/2845.htm Nicely done, Internet. Peace policy
  5. Johnnie Morton

    Yeah, let's see the breakdown on the timing there: "Before policy even found out about the fight": 90% for Puddy "After policy found out about the fight and brought the thunder": 90% for policyvote I'd pay to see Morton vs. Puddy. Peace policy
  6. What Millen turned down for CJ

    . . . you've got to be kidding me. Smith was like the fourth- or fifth-best QB in that class, and most had him rated with the highest bust potential, since he only had one good season at Oregon. I have not heard a single draft analyst say a single thing about this guy that was not effusively praising his name. Peace policy
  7. What Millen turned down for CJ

    It's my thing. If you search, you'll find more than one thread where I've been called out and I explain why I do what I do. Peace policy
  8. Yeah, exactly. If it's not allowed to use company email for FF, get a gmail account. If it's not allowed to use company internet for FF, then fine. Whose cell phone can't do email these days? A bunch of IT nerds ought to all have Web-capable phones. Where I'm at, our Internet access is unrestricted and unmonitored, but if you KNOW you're being watched and you're using hacks and/or software to get around it, you DESERVE to be fired, end of story. Peace policy
  9. What Millen turned down for CJ

    Meh, I personally thought Chuck was going to be one of the best in the game, top five, perennial pro bowl, serious HoF candidate--but I'm a huge MSU homer and I even hung out with the dude a few times. I thought Mike Williams was going to be a solid pro whose ceiling was somewhere between Herman Moore and Keyshawn Johnson. From what nearly every talent evaluator has said, this guy has the potential to be on the Mount Rushmore of football . . . that's a big step up from either of the two above. Peace policy
  10. What Millen turned down for CJ

    Of course Wilson can't play right now, or for the forseeable future. Even if Millen had jumped all over it, Wilson would have failed the physical and the trade would have been nulled. Frankly, if you really do believe that CJ2 has the body of TO, the speed and circus-catch ability of Randy Moss, the work ethic of Jerry Rice, and hands like two-foot-wide versions of those gummy hands you used to get out of vending machines (as has been widely and constantly hyped) . . . you'd have to get a king's ransom for him. You'd have to be absolutely sure that you were getting AT LEAST three solid contributors in return. If CJ2 is really going to be the best wideout in the NFL in two years, and for fifteen years, and you give him up in exchange for a fistful of prospects, any one of whom could be anywhere from "maybe someday goes to the Pro Bowl a couple of times" to "isn't on the team in two years" . . . you screwed up. Peace policy
  11. Molson XXX. What? Molson's the official import of the Red Wings! It's the playoffs today, too, you know! Peace policy
  12. Detroit to draft Johnson

    I think they wait until 14:59 has elapsed for the perfect deal to come up--and if it doesn't, then they take Johnson and keep shopping him until it does. And if the perfect deal never comes, then they stand pat with the best player in the draft. Peace policy
  13. Pre-Draft Trade Rumor Summary Thread

    According to PFT, the current package on the table between Detroit and Tampa is the 1.2 for the 1.4, both of Tampa's second-round picks, and CB Brian Kelly. Peace policy
  14. Pre-Draft Trade Rumor Summary Thread

    Yeah, in my head I've played out many "And they can trade down with Cleveland, and then with Tampa, and then with Arizona, and then with Atlanta . . . they'd have ten picks in the first three rounds!!! MWAH-HAH-HAH-HAH-HAAAAAA!!!" scenarios. The likelieness seems a little remote. Peace policy
  15. Pre-Draft Trade Rumor Summary Thread

    Actually, the Lions are not interested in Quinn; they like the kid from Stanford and think he'll be there in the second. The problem with 1.4 is that it's still a little high for Gaines Adams and way too high for Patrick Willis. I think they'd like to get even more picks if they can, and take Willis first. I think the Atlanta trade is by far the most likely one to happen. Peace policy
  16. Pre-Draft Trade Rumor Summary Thread

    Okay, Lions rumors: * Atlanta has offered (or will offer) 1.8, 2.8, 3.8, and 4.8 for 1.2. where they would take Calvin Johnson. Rumored that owner Arthur Blank has informed GM Rich McKay to get this deal done at any cost. * Arizona could offer 1.5, 2.5, 3.5 for 1.2, where they would take Joe Thomas. * Denver has offered Houston their second- and third-round picks for 1.10, which they would then trade to Detroit with their 2008 first and some other value for 1.2, where they would take Calvin Johnson. * Tampa has offered 1.4 + Simeon Rice for the 1.2, where they would take Calvin Johnson. * Tampa has offered 1.4, 2.4, 3.4 for the 1.2, where they would take Calvin Johnson. Finally, it's been reported that the Lions will not make any trades until they are on the clock and they know what Oakland has done. Peace policy
  17. Which one was that one, again? Peace policy
  18. A little reminiscing...

    Ha ha, I was in that league. Stepfret Williams and Mike Pawlawski FTW! Peace policy
  19. Lions Homers!

    Doing it in college and doing it in the the pros are two different things. Ron Dayne sure looked like an unstoppable force against two hundred pound linebackers. Erasmus James was an elite edge rusher who could stand up against the run. Aaron Gibson was a brick wall no one could get around. Whoops, sorry, didn't mean to pick on Wisconsin there. My point isn't meant to be that Calhoun has stone hands, or is a wilting daisy--just that it's likely that he's not ready to execute his role in the Martz offense. It's a lot more complicated, and places a lot more emphasis on route running, than anything Calhoun saw in college. You can't just release off a chip and then go 'over there into the flat', you have to be in the exact right spot on the field at the exact right time. For that matter having "the willingness to get in there" is not the same as actually preventing NFL linebackers from sacking your quarterback. And talking like the Lions, who need as much production as possible from every draft pick they get, sat a third-round pick for the entire preseason and then barely let him get off the pine in the regular season EVEN THOUGH he was totally ready to contribute shows me that you don't know what the hell you are talking about. And acting like what the internet says someone's spot on the depth chart is means anything is "assinine" also. Every Lions fan was eager to see what this kid could do in the preseason, and Arlen Harris got all the work. Why? Because Martz knew that street free agent who knew the system would be more effective on the field for the forseeable future. Nope, hence the need to go get some. All signs point towards the Lions PUP'ing or IR'ing Calhoun whether he's healthy or not, since they don't expect him to be ready to contribute either way, and now they have veteran backups who can carry the load. And I'll say it again--just because someone knows everything the internet has to tell him about football doesn't mean he actually knows everything. And for someone who perennially can't even get the RB depth chart for his OWN homer team right, "calling me out" for my "crap" is rich indeed. Peace policy
  20. Lions Homers!

    Yeah, obviously, he's so good at those things that the Lions are afraid to bring him off the bench--you can't risk unleashing that kind of awesome power. Or maybe, just maybe, "having soft hands" is not the same as "understanding the role of the pass-catching running back in the Martz offense"; that would at least explain why he can't beat out Arlen Harris for carries. I think it's important to note that Calhoun was a pick specifically to throw Martz a bone--like Trung Canidate, Martz falls in love with backs that have flashy tools. Believe me, if Calhoun had shown a darn thing in practice or on the field, he'd be getting reps. They also wouldn't have brought in both Tatum Bell and T.J. Duckett. Peace policy
  21. Lions Homers!

    Calhoun got saw very little daylight last year, did nothing with it, and got hurt. Considering how thin the Lions have been at running back, and how much they had invested in him, I'd say signs point firmly towards "expect nothing from him, ever". He's a talented guy and produced in college, but I think the Martz system asks him to do things he can't go (block, catch passes, etc.). Peace policy
  22. Michael Vick

    Well the idea of helping relieve the burden of even one of these families is very attractive to me; honestly I hadn't even thought about the expenses related to this--no one should have to deal with that. Vick's gift is timely and needed; I just think it's lame for him to make a big public deal of it if it isn't going to be for a greater amount. I think a Huddle community donation to this fund would be a great idea. Wolf, any word from DMD yet? Peace policy
  23. Michael Vick

    And here we are talking about putting together a donation drive with a goal of bettering his gift. Maybe that was the plan all along! Astonishingly brilliant. Peace policy
  24. Michael Vick

    The more I think about this, the more I like it. Big John, how many people actively post in here? Say, in the past three months? I bet that times 10 is bigger than $10K. Maybe we should do a donation drive. Peace policy
  25. Michael Vick

    I completely disagree. It hadn't occurred to me that anyone should or would donate money in the wake of this tragedy. It doesn't seem like money would mean anything in the face of something like this. The timing and nature of the announcement seems very overwrought for what amounts to a symbolic gesture. I completely agree . . . but if a multi-millionaire is going to make a grand public gesture of donating money, he should donate an amount that's either more signifcant to him, or more significant to the families. Peace policy