All about sports

Anything, including off-topic posts

Moderators: Fridmarr, Worldie, PsiVen, Sabindeus, Aergis

Re: All about sports

Postby Shoju » Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:10 pm

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap100000 ... f3061c489c


LOL. Yep. That's right. it's not just young boys from Notre Dame who can be duped online.
User avatar
Shoju
 
Posts: 5069
Joined: Mon May 19, 2008 7:15 am

Re: All about sports

Postby Klaudandus » Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:18 pm

At least the players never claimed she was their girlfriend or something...
The Element of Forum Hyperbole
Image
---
Flüttershy - Draenei Protection Paladin, Aerie Peak
Klaudandus - BE Protection Paladin, Feathermoon (Semi-retired)
User avatar
Klaudandus
 
Posts: 9508
Joined: Thu Apr 02, 2009 7:08 am
Location: Texas' Armpit

Re: All about sports

Postby Flex » Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:21 pm

Shoju wrote:http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000129949/article/washington-redskins-duped-by-woman-with-fake-online-identity?fb_comment_id=fbc_456169567771835_4547424_456199131102212#f3061c489c


LOL. Yep. That's right. it's not just young boys from Notre Dame who can be duped online.


Deadspin had a story about an NFL punter who was a target of a scam.
We live in a society where people born on third base constantly try to steal second, yet we expect people born with two strikes against them to hit a homerun on the first pitch.
User avatar
Flex
 
Posts: 4677
Joined: Tue Jul 10, 2007 7:29 am

Re: All about sports

Postby Klaudandus » Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:28 pm

JaWalrus Russell wants to mount a comeback and play in the NFL
http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/88719 ... l-comeback
The Element of Forum Hyperbole
Image
---
Flüttershy - Draenei Protection Paladin, Aerie Peak
Klaudandus - BE Protection Paladin, Feathermoon (Semi-retired)
User avatar
Klaudandus
 
Posts: 9508
Joined: Thu Apr 02, 2009 7:08 am
Location: Texas' Armpit

Re: All about sports

Postby Shoju » Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:30 pm

Klaudandus wrote:At least the players never claimed she was their girlfriend or something...


As weird as it is, I believe Teo. I believe he was the victim of the hoax, and then perpetuated the lie once he found out to try and save face. I guess I look at the Teo thing as a Nika and Invis that turned out going terribly wrong, instead of "right".
User avatar
Shoju
 
Posts: 5069
Joined: Mon May 19, 2008 7:15 am

Re: All about sports

Postby Klaudandus » Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:33 pm

Touche.

Of course, the cynical in me makes me believe he was in the hoax because he was trying to save face for being gay (NTTAWWT) or drama/sympathy votes towards the Heisman
The Element of Forum Hyperbole
Image
---
Flüttershy - Draenei Protection Paladin, Aerie Peak
Klaudandus - BE Protection Paladin, Feathermoon (Semi-retired)
User avatar
Klaudandus
 
Posts: 9508
Joined: Thu Apr 02, 2009 7:08 am
Location: Texas' Armpit

Re: All about sports

Postby Shoju » Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:35 pm

Klaudandus wrote:Touche.

Of course, the cynical in me makes me believe he was in the hoax because he was trying to save face for being gay (NTTAWWT) or drama/sympathy votes towards the Heisman


A homosexual mormon at a catholic university? Sir... You're one demented man.
User avatar
Shoju
 
Posts: 5069
Joined: Mon May 19, 2008 7:15 am

Re: All about sports

Postby Klaudandus » Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:45 pm

or just jaded.
The Element of Forum Hyperbole
Image
---
Flüttershy - Draenei Protection Paladin, Aerie Peak
Klaudandus - BE Protection Paladin, Feathermoon (Semi-retired)
User avatar
Klaudandus
 
Posts: 9508
Joined: Thu Apr 02, 2009 7:08 am
Location: Texas' Armpit

Re: All about sports

Postby Koatanga » Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:53 pm

Klaudandus wrote:JaWalrus Russell wants to mount a comeback and play in the NFL
http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/88719 ... l-comeback

I'd sign him to the 84-man squad for vet minimum. There's no risk in it and if there's potential reward, then it's a good move.

Teams usually pick up 2-3 QBs as "camp arms" for evaluating their wide receiver candidates anyway, so if you can get one who has a 100:1 shot at making the team instead of a 10,000:1 shot, why not?

Of course, the Seahawks would be the ideal place for him to go for a second chance because it's a young team with an exciting atmosphere and a positive-outlook head coach who writes books on achieving personal goals. If he can't succeed in that environment, he can't do it anywhere.
Un-Retired. Ish. Koatanga, Shapely, Sultry of Greenstone - Dath'Remar
Koatanga
 
Posts: 1687
Joined: Mon Nov 17, 2008 12:46 pm

Re: All about sports

Postby Klaudandus » Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:00 pm

Koatanga wrote:
Klaudandus wrote:JaWalrus Russell wants to mount a comeback and play in the NFL
http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/88719 ... l-comeback

I'd sign him to the 84-man squad for vet minimum. There's no risk in it and if there's potential reward, then it's a good move.

Teams usually pick up 2-3 QBs as "camp arms" for evaluating their wide receiver candidates anyway, so if you can get one who has a 100:1 shot at making the team instead of a 10,000:1 shot, why not?

Of course, the Seahawks would be the ideal place for him to go for a second chance because it's a young team with an exciting atmosphere and a positive-outlook head coach who writes books on achieving personal goals. If he can't succeed in that environment, he can't do it anywhere.


I think the seahawks are pretty happy with matt flynn
The Element of Forum Hyperbole
Image
---
Flüttershy - Draenei Protection Paladin, Aerie Peak
Klaudandus - BE Protection Paladin, Feathermoon (Semi-retired)
User avatar
Klaudandus
 
Posts: 9508
Joined: Thu Apr 02, 2009 7:08 am
Location: Texas' Armpit

Re: All about sports

Postby Shoju » Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:17 pm

Klaudandus wrote:
Koatanga wrote:
Klaudandus wrote:JaWalrus Russell wants to mount a comeback and play in the NFL
http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/88719 ... l-comeback

I'd sign him to the 84-man squad for vet minimum. There's no risk in it and if there's potential reward, then it's a good move.

Teams usually pick up 2-3 QBs as "camp arms" for evaluating their wide receiver candidates anyway, so if you can get one who has a 100:1 shot at making the team instead of a 10,000:1 shot, why not?

Of course, the Seahawks would be the ideal place for him to go for a second chance because it's a young team with an exciting atmosphere and a positive-outlook head coach who writes books on achieving personal goals. If he can't succeed in that environment, he can't do it anywhere.


I think the seahawks are pretty happy with matt flynn


League Sources have them parting ways with Flynn, as Flynn is interested in a chance at a starting job, which means Seattle is out.
User avatar
Shoju
 
Posts: 5069
Joined: Mon May 19, 2008 7:15 am

Re: All about sports

Postby Klaudandus » Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:19 pm

Well, Eagles, Jags, Cards and Jets could use a QB...
The Element of Forum Hyperbole
Image
---
Flüttershy - Draenei Protection Paladin, Aerie Peak
Klaudandus - BE Protection Paladin, Feathermoon (Semi-retired)
User avatar
Klaudandus
 
Posts: 9508
Joined: Thu Apr 02, 2009 7:08 am
Location: Texas' Armpit

Re: All about sports

Postby Shoju » Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:26 pm

Klaudandus wrote:Well, Eagles, Jags, Cards and Jets could use a QB...


cough cough browns cough cough
User avatar
Shoju
 
Posts: 5069
Joined: Mon May 19, 2008 7:15 am

Re: All about sports

Postby Klaudandus » Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:26 pm

Shoju wrote:
Klaudandus wrote:Well, Eagles, Jags, Cards and Jets could use a QB...


cough cough browns cough cough


Well, yeah, but I didn't want to pile on the browns =P

And the cards and jets are worse at QB than the browns.
The Element of Forum Hyperbole
Image
---
Flüttershy - Draenei Protection Paladin, Aerie Peak
Klaudandus - BE Protection Paladin, Feathermoon (Semi-retired)
User avatar
Klaudandus
 
Posts: 9508
Joined: Thu Apr 02, 2009 7:08 am
Location: Texas' Armpit

Re: All about sports

Postby Koatanga » Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:49 pm

The Seahawks are happy with Flynn, but he's not happy playing backup, and his salary isn't very nice for the Seahawks. The Seahawks have plenty of cap space, but taking Flynn off the books would allow even more room.

Still, it's a luxury situation. The Seahawks don't have to move Flynn unless they have a better/cheaper option.
Un-Retired. Ish. Koatanga, Shapely, Sultry of Greenstone - Dath'Remar
Koatanga
 
Posts: 1687
Joined: Mon Nov 17, 2008 12:46 pm

Re: All about sports

Postby Shoju » Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:18 pm

Klaudandus wrote:
Shoju wrote:
Klaudandus wrote:Well, Eagles, Jags, Cards and Jets could use a QB...


cough cough browns cough cough


Well, yeah, but I didn't want to pile on the browns =P

And the cards and jets are worse at QB than the browns.


Oh it's ok, the most Browns fans who aren't stupid realize what's up. We know that we need a QB.
User avatar
Shoju
 
Posts: 5069
Joined: Mon May 19, 2008 7:15 am

Re: All about sports

Postby Flex » Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:57 am

For all the dread about two weeks of nothing but Har-Bowl and Ray Lewis talk the only thing I've seen have been stories about how there will be nothing but Har-Bowl talk and Ray Lewis felating.

I've yet to see an actual piece depicting what people said we'd have nothing but of. Just people talking about how we'd have nothing but Har-Bowl talk and people going "How come no one brings up the murders?" when talking about Ray Lewis' media treatment.
We live in a society where people born on third base constantly try to steal second, yet we expect people born with two strikes against them to hit a homerun on the first pitch.
User avatar
Flex
 
Posts: 4677
Joined: Tue Jul 10, 2007 7:29 am

Re: All about sports

Postby Fenrìr » Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:00 am

Fining a player for wearing his socks too low? What's next...having a dirty uniform after half time?
Image
Fenrìr
Maintankadonor
 
Posts: 1138
Joined: Fri Nov 13, 2009 9:41 am

Re: All about sports

Postby Shoju » Thu Jan 24, 2013 12:31 pm

Flex wrote:For all the dread about two weeks of nothing but Har-Bowl and Ray Lewis talk the only thing I've seen have been stories about how there will be nothing but Har-Bowl talk and Ray Lewis felating.

I've yet to see an actual piece depicting what people said we'd have nothing but of. Just people talking about how we'd have nothing but Har-Bowl talk and people going "How come no one brings up the murders?" when talking about Ray Lewis' media treatment.


The "angry" Browns fans still talk about the murders with Lewis. I think that his treatment in the media is what it is, because he has "appeared" (and I use " because I'm not in baltimore, so I can't say on a consistent basis) to be a completely changed man.

Though I have to say, finding out last night on ESPN that Lewis' first NFL sack was against Harbaugh West was pretty funny.
User avatar
Shoju
 
Posts: 5069
Joined: Mon May 19, 2008 7:15 am

Re: All about sports

Postby Flex » Thu Jan 24, 2013 12:39 pm

The Lewis thing is that no one is talking about him that I've seen except the people talking about him not having the murders talked about. So the only thing I've seen talked about is the murders, it is a weird cycle. I'm sure it'll change after this weekend though,
We live in a society where people born on third base constantly try to steal second, yet we expect people born with two strikes against them to hit a homerun on the first pitch.
User avatar
Flex
 
Posts: 4677
Joined: Tue Jul 10, 2007 7:29 am

Re: All about sports

Postby Jabari » Thu Jan 24, 2013 3:22 pm

Ok, so are Phoenix fans allowed to commiserate with Cleveland fans for a while?

Football: The Cardinals suck, have no QB or O-Line, RBs made out of peanut brittle, just fired their coach and chased away their good D-coordinator (the defense being the lone bright spot of the team), and won a couple games they should have lost if they wanted to get one of the two "can't miss" LTs in the coming draft.

Hoops: The Suns are a complete dysfunctional mess - just fired their coach midseason, chased off their top two assistants (one of which is only one of the top 3 most beloved basketball players ever in this city) to promote a guy that everyone here seems to think was a "mole" brought in at the start of the season, have no stars (at all) - only a huge pile of role-players, a cheap-ass (possibly bankrupt) owner, a history of horrid draft picks, and the whole city's basically turned against them (well, the GM and whatever Lon Babby is, at least).

Baseball: The D-backs were decent with some good players, a couple stars, and good young arms just breaking in. Now they've made two trades, both of which have been completely shredded by the national media - first getting rid of Bauer for "not much", and now they just traded J-Up for some spare parts. It's been so bad that they also got rid of a great defensive center fielder and nobody even said anything because that got drowned out by worse stuff.

Jonah Keri @ Grantland just wrote: "Instead, this is a team that traded multiple quality players to get two shortstops who both might not solve the problem, willingly took on two years and multiple millions for Heath Bell, ditched Trevor Bauer before we could find out what he could become, and traded their best player for no good reason."

Hockey: Hey - a bright spot (nevermind that whole "lockout" thingy)! Go Coyotes! :)
In one century we went from teaching Latin and Greek in high school to offering remedial English in college.
Jabari
 
Posts: 734
Joined: Fri Feb 15, 2008 8:46 am

Re: All about sports

Postby Flex » Thu Jan 24, 2013 3:24 pm

Jabari wrote:Ok, so are Phoenix fans allowed to commiserate with Cleveland fans for a while?

...

Hockey: Hey - a bright spot (nevermind that whole "lockout" thingy)! Go Coyotes! :)


No. A bright spot does not happen in Cleveland.
We live in a society where people born on third base constantly try to steal second, yet we expect people born with two strikes against them to hit a homerun on the first pitch.
User avatar
Flex
 
Posts: 4677
Joined: Tue Jul 10, 2007 7:29 am

Re: All about sports

Postby Klaudandus » Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:06 pm

The Element of Forum Hyperbole
Image
---
Flüttershy - Draenei Protection Paladin, Aerie Peak
Klaudandus - BE Protection Paladin, Feathermoon (Semi-retired)
User avatar
Klaudandus
 
Posts: 9508
Joined: Thu Apr 02, 2009 7:08 am
Location: Texas' Armpit

Re: All about sports

Postby halabar » Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:21 pm

Amused by the current meltdown in Lakerland. I can only hope that they continue this way and miss the playoffs. That would be golden.
Amirya wrote:... because everyone needs a Catagonskin rug.

twinkfist wrote:i feel bad for the Mogu...having to deal with alcoholic bears.
User avatar
halabar
 
Posts: 6557
Joined: Fri Jun 08, 2007 8:21 am
Location: <in the guild that shall not be named>

Re: All about sports

Postby Klaudandus » Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:25 pm

halabar wrote:Amused by the current meltdown in Lakerland. I can only hope that they continue this way and miss the playoffs. That would be golden.


Ditto. Only thing better would be a meltdown in Miami.
The Element of Forum Hyperbole
Image
---
Flüttershy - Draenei Protection Paladin, Aerie Peak
Klaudandus - BE Protection Paladin, Feathermoon (Semi-retired)
User avatar
Klaudandus
 
Posts: 9508
Joined: Thu Apr 02, 2009 7:08 am
Location: Texas' Armpit

PreviousNext

Return to General

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

cron

Who is online

In total there is 1 user online :: 0 registered, 0 hidden and 1 guest (based on users active over the past 5 minutes)
Most users ever online was 380 on Tue Oct 14, 2008 6:28 pm

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest