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    Instituting IQ testing along with the standard drivers test, then creating special "stupid lanes" for those who don't qualify to share the road with the rest of us.

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  1. Caddy

    McGahee is being drafted early in the second round, and he has been mediocre at best during the same time span. I don't see how you could take McGahee in the 2nd instead of waiting for a guy like Caddy in the 4th. I don't see McGahee (or any of the other players mentioned in the first post) as a better gamble than Caddy.
  2. Caddy

    You are not crazy. Caddy probably has more upside than the majority of that list in my opinion. DMD brings up some good points in his analysis, but I'm willing to give him another look this season at his discounted price.
  3. Your choice of draft pos.

    You are getting 3 of the top 21 players drafted, including one that is far superior to the majority. And there is little difference between the players drafted after 5-6 and the two you will be able to get with the 20-21 picks. I think you can draft a killer team from the #1 spot this season. Its really a no brainer.
  4. Arthur Blank to speak at 4 PM EST

    This is about as stupid a statement as I have read on these boards. Preemptive punishment? An eye toward vick playing for the Falcons THIS season? It is simply amazing to me how many people are wearing blinders. You simply refuse to see the reality of the situation. The Falcons are finished with Vick. How it comes down is simply a legal formality from this point forward. The Falcons only concern is keeping as much of their money as they can, while distancing themselves from this thug as painlessly as possible. Vick is as done as a steak you forgot on the barbecue grill overnight. Oh, and by the way I hate to break this to all you Vick freaks, but there is no Santa Claus either.
  5. I'm outta here. I'm done with FF.

    Sometimes you want to go, where everybody knows your message board name. And their not always glad you came. You want to go where huddlers know, huddlers are all insane. You want to go where everybody knows your message board name.
  6. Arthur Blank to speak at 4 PM EST

    What is this MLB you speak of?
  7. Report: Decision to Cut Vick due This Week

    I remember when I was 13 and thought I had the world all figured out. At this point, I have a new appreciation for my fathers patience during those times...........
  8. Report: Decision to Cut Vick due This Week

    This is a very complicated scenario. If they give him a paid leave of absence it could set a bad precedent for any future similar situations that arise in the league. And I think I heard someone on the radio saying that the LOA is looking more and more unlikely. The bottom line is that even if Vick miraculously escapes jail time, his image is tarnished beyond repair, and he can only be a liability. If I had to place a wager, I would say the Falcons cut him before Thursday and be done with it, so they can focus on the season ahead. It is the only logical solution. I don't think the players union couldn't do jack about that.
  9. WCOFF role call....

    I think that can happen. Guess it depends on your perception of a stud WR. I got Wayne and Fitz in that spot.
  10. Vick

    a) Norwood and Dunn will probably be least negatively impacted by all this b ) Crumpler will probably be most negatively impacted by all this c) Harrington is going to be the QB of this team.
  11. Opinions on Huddle Draft Kit

    If you are playing in a free league, and don't mind looking like an ass at your draft, ESPN will be good enough for you. If you are playing in a money league, you might want to shell out a few extra bucks for information that might actually help you win.
  12. Vick Indicted

    Occasionally I try to bring moments of clarity to a situation that is being twisted and dissected ad nuseum. My point in that statement, which apparently escapes you, is that there is a huge difference between hunted animals, and dogs bred for fighting. Hunters do not torture their prey, as you noted in hte above paragraph. I just don't understand people that think animal cruelty is alright, and the comparison to hunting is ludicrous. There. I used a bunch of words and said the same thing. Get it now?
  13. Vick Indicted

    I'm pretty sure I would rather be shot in the head, rather than tortured all my life and then flung against the concrete. I'm just funny that way.
  14. WCOFF role call....

    Holy crap am I ever glad I passed on that action...........
  15. Just when it looked like the NFL was going to supplant the NBA in the negative public relations wars, the NBA fires a retaliatory salvo today. A gamblers worst fears realized: July 20, 2007 N.Y. Post-- THE FBI is investigating an NBA referee who allegedly was betting on basketball games - including ones he was officiating during the past two seasons - as part of an organized-crime probe in the Big Apple, The Post has learned. The investigation, which began more than a year ago, is zeroing in on blockbuster allegations that the referee was making calls that affected the point spread to guarantee that he - and the hoods who had their hooks in him - cashed in on large bets. Federal agents are set to arrest the referee and a cadre of mobsters and their associates who lined their pockets, sources said. "These are dangerous people [the referee] was involved with," a source said. One source close to the probe counted the number of games on which the ref and his wiseguy buddies scored windfalls in the "double digits." NBA Commissioner David Stern is aware of the investigation and has a report about the referee on his desk, another source said. The official, whose name was withheld, allegedly wagered on games during the 2005-06 and 2006-07 NBA seasons. James Margolin, an FBI spokesman, declined comment on the latest black eye for professional sports. The sources indicated the referee apparently had a gambling problem, slipped into debt and fell prey to mob thugs. "That's how he got himself into this predicament" by wagering with mob-connected bookies, one source said. Professional basketball has remained largely unscathed by allegations of game-fixing, although college basketball has been rocked by several scandals involving point-shaving by players, but not officials. One of the most recent was a Boston College point-shaving scam arranged in the 1980s by mobster Henry Hill, who bribed several players. Hill later became a government informant, and his life was depicted in the movie "GoodFellas." Having a referee in their pockets provides a two-fold bonanza to game fixers. Gamblers would be able to directly cash in by betting on games where they knew the point spread was compromised. But having a ref in their pocket could prove even more lucrative to crooks in a bookmaking syndicate. Bookmakers hope to encourage an equal amount of betting on each team and make their money on the "vigorish," which is typically 10 percent of a losing bet. But armed with the inside information, the bookmaking syndicate could set an artificial point spread that would encourage large "layoff" bets from other bookies carrying too much action on one team, that were likely now to lose. An FBI organized-crime squad in the bureau's flagship New York office is handling the case, but the referee traveled the country officiating various games on which he allegedly bet. It was not determined which games were allegedly affected by the referee's actions, or how much money may have been won by him and his cohorts. The FBI got wind of the scheme while conducting a separate mob investigation. The most prominent American sport- gambling scandal in recent history involved Cincinnati Reds manager Pete Rose, who was banned from baseball in 1989 for betting on his own team. Based largely on testimony of two Rose associates, Ron Peters and Paul Janszen, Major League Baseball determined that from 1985 through 1987, Rose bet on baseball, including 52 Reds games in 1987, at a minimum of $10,000 a game. All of Rose's bets on Cincinnati were to win.