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  1. Back in the day you might have been able to read some of darin's content on this sites main page. But then he started hanging out with some of us in Vegas and well... those stories are best left untold.
  2. Dude- name and address I can send the check.



    1. BillyBalata


      Mike Jeche

      525 13th Ave SE

      Rochester MN 55904



  3. Superbowl viewership was down sharply

    that's a good observation. I think the bar point still stands but you're right. but to that point, i could see where people that would go to home super bowl parties that werent that interested in the game just wanted a party, might not watch or still watch but tune out after the halftime score.
  4. Superbowl viewership was down sharply

    I find it hard to believe viewership went down because of the score, It was Pat Mahomes. I think most casual fans even realize he could make one of the greatest comebacks...again. If anything they left at halftime cuz of the lame halftime show when they didn't get to see Lenny Kravitz. Viewership was down because bars weren't having huge super bowl parties, homes weren't having super bowl parties. sure there were some people that tuned out for political reasons or cry about the unfair refereing, but those people probably only watch for the commercials anyway.
  5. Nothing to see here

    LOL I admire you always sticking up for your team, some teams fans are happier whining about their teams. You're correct that Tags rebuked how Goodell handled the situration, he did not absolve the players. And how can you claim the coaches had nothing to with it when your coach was suspended for a year? Tagliabue, appointed by commissioner Roger Goodell to handle the appeals, still found that three of the players engaged in conduct detrimental to the league. He said they participated in a performance pool that rewarded key plays -- including bone-jarring hits -- that could merit fines. But he stressed the team's coaches were very much involved. The entire case, he said, "has been contaminated by the coaches and others in the Saints' organization." The team's "coaches and managers led a deliberate, unprecedented and effective effort to obstruct the NFL's investigation," the ruling said. Tagliabue oversaw a second round of player appeals to the league in connection with the cash-for-hits program run by former defensive coordinator Gregg Williams from 2009 to 2011. The players initially opposed his appointment. Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma had been given a full-season suspension, while defensive end Will Smith, Cleveland linebacker Scott Fujita and free-agent defensive lineman Anthony Hargrove each received shorter suspensions. Tagliabue cleared Fujita of conduct detrimental to the league. "I affirm Commissioner Goodell's factual findings as to the four players. I conclude that Hargrove, Smith and Vilma -- but not Fujita -- engaged in 'conduct detrimental to the integrity of, and public confidence in, the game of professional football,' " the ruling said.
  6. Buccaneers vs Packers (NFC Championship)

    Well Mr post was not meant to question whether he should have ran or not. it was meant to imagine how much fun for us fans to watch...what if....TBay had to start right at their goal line and try and get a first down. they gonna pass? Gbay gonna try and get a safety? That would throw a whole new wrench in the scenario. would tbay intentionally give up the safety? that would mean gbay would still need to score a td. so many possibilties for fun there if it happened. that's all. But no, Erin pussed out instead.
  7. Buccaneers vs Packers (NFC Championship)

    Playing what ifs.....on 3rd down i think, we all thought Rodgers was or could have ran it in, or at worst, down to the 1 or 2 yd line. Then failed to score on 4th down leaving T Bay at the 1 yd line. I would have loved to see how that scenario would have played out. Rodgers can be pissed at his coach's decision but he had a chance himself and he pussed out.
  8. Buccaneers vs Packers (NFC Championship)

    to me....if you have to have that td to have a chance to win, which they did. I want that chance from the 8 yd line. Versus if they did get the ball back with time left, they are now trying to score a td from 30-40 yds out, at best. If you go for it from the 8 and get the td and miss the 2 pter, then you only have to kick a fg from that 30-40 yds out. If you fail all together, you still have them at the 8 yd line where they are going to be way more conservative trying to get a 1st down then they are out at the 17 yd line or farther. Even if they are successful at the td and 2 pter, they still have to count on their defense stopping Tom Brady from getting into FG range and winning the game. Any possible scenario....they still are counting on their defense to hold T Bay from doing anything. I would first count on the MVP from 8 yds out. Every time.
  9. Phillip Rivers retires

    Philip Rivers announced his retirement after 17 NFL seasons. Colts general manager had said Rivers would make a decision about his retirement next month, but Rivers, 39, only needed two weeks to say he would leave the game after 16 years with the Chargers and one season with Indianapolis. Rivers, who will become the head coach at St. Michael Catholic High School in Alabama, threw for at least 30 touchdowns six times in his career, topping 4,500 passing yards in five seasons. Incredibly, he didn't miss a game since taking over as the Chargers' starting QB in 2006. Rivers and the Chargers had a run of excellent regular seasons with LaDainian Tomlinson as the team's offensive centerpiece, only to falter in the postseason, sometimes in heart wrenching fashion. In his only season with the Colts, Rivers led the team to the playoffs before losing to the Bills in the Wild Card round. Rivers' oddball sidearm delivery will go down as one of the quirkiest and most effective throwing motions in league history. The Colts will bring in new quarterbacks via the NFL draft or free agency -- perhaps both. QB Jacoby Brissett is an unrestricted free agent.
  10. Will Patrick Mahomes Play Sunday in Chiefs-Bills?

    Actually it makes perfect sense. Everyone was wondering how that hit gave him a concussion when it wasn't to the head. it was a nasty blow to his neck. The neck is kinda close to the head. Could easily still cause a concussion but mess up a nerve in his neck as well.
  11. Chargers fire Anthony Lynn

    I think the Chargers fan makes the exact point why he was let go. Seems like a great players coach. But if you paid attention this year, his clock management decisions and everything else at the end of both halves, there were disasters almost every week it seemed. seems to me several games were lost this year based on those decisions alone this year.
  12. Trevor Lawrence or deshaun Watson?

    lol, if you go by past history for the Texans they''d be willing to trade Watson for an oft injured RB. Luckily for Houston fans O'Brien is gone.
  13. Playoff Contest

    pm sent
  14. Vikings vs Saints (Christmas)

    Was only the 4th highest in the 27 years of my local. non ppr Clinton Portis had the most for rb, 63.4 pts. we do have 3 pt bonus for every 100 yds