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Re: All about sports

PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:06 am
by Shoju
I bet he's confused. I feel awful for Teo. It's one thing if you end up in a Catfish type situation, but it's another when it's a dude, not the chick you thought it was, and then you find out that the dude was... IN LOVE with you, and not just messing with you?

At this point, I'm just surprised that Teo hasn't done something like withdraw from the public eye completely, and hole up in a cabin in the woods, or worse. He's been the butt of jokes, he's been the laughing stock, people have questioned his intelligence, he's looked the fool, and now.... the guy who inflicted all of this on you, says "I think it was a romantic relationship, I love him".

Re: All about sports

PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 6:33 pm
by Fridmarr
109 yards...no pinch, no stink, no sweat

Re: All about sports

PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 6:43 pm
by Klaudandus
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The one behind the power outage in NOLA

Re: All about sports

PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 6:47 pm
by Fridmarr
haha

Re: All about sports

PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 6:50 pm
by Klaudandus
Fridmarr wrote:haha



Well, either him or
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Re: All about sports

PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 10:18 pm
by Flex
Joe Flacco. Super Bowl Champion. Super Bowl MVP. Dare I say elite?

Re: All about sports

PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 3:30 am
by Paxen
Flex wrote:Joe Flacco. Super Bowl Champion. Super Bowl MVP. Dare I say elite?


No, because it's much more awesome that you actuall can win a title with a non-elite Quarterback (one that's merely Very Good).

Re: All about sports

PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 5:27 am
by Klaudandus
Sharpe asked Lewis what he would say to the families of the two men killed in Atlanta after the Super Bowl in 2000. Lewis pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice after that incident. The families have spoken out in the last month including a story in USA Today about Lewis being celebrated for what he has done in the NFL.

Lewis' comments aren't likely to make the families feel much better.

"It’s simple," Lewis said when Sharpe asked him what he would say to the families.

"God has never made a mistake. That’s just who He is, you see. And if our system – it’s the sad thing about our system – if our system took the time to really investigate what happened 13 years ago, maybe they would have got to the bottom line truth. But the saddest thing ever was that a man looked me in my face and told me, ‘We know you didn’t do this, but you’re going down for it anyway.’ To the family, if you knew, if you really knew the way God works, he don’t use people who commits anything like that for His glory. No way. It’s the total opposite."


*facedesk*

And people complain about Tebow being overtly religious, at least Tebow isn't using it as a sort of mask or shield to deflect the whole murder thing.

For that matter, Lewis might have found god (and I aint even sure of that), but cant seem to find a certain suit...

Least I won't have to see that poor bird having spastic seizures whenever he is introduced...

Re: All about sports

PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:21 am
by Flex
Deflecting the whole murder thing that was legally settled over a decade ago. I think it is amateur hour sports journalism to keep bringing it up as if you're going to get some grand revelation now.

I'm not a fan of Roethlisburger so I'll continue to use Rapelisburger as a stupid anti-fandom name because I am dumb. I don't think the allegations against him have any reason to be brought up if he goes back to the Superbowl.

Re: All about sports

PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:55 am
by Klaudandus
Fine. Just hate him using the whole God thing to shield himself behind it -- moreover, like i said, he doesn't get any flak about it but Tebow does?

Cuz, according to Lewis, he makes it sound like it was God's plan that two people died, and that his suit mysteriously disappeared -- not to mention Lewis talks so much about God and his plans that you would think he and God skype every day.

Kinda like Te'o and his imaginary gf/real bf

Re: All about sports

PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:57 am
by Flex
Klaudandus wrote:he doesn't get any flak about it but Tebow does?


He gets tons of flack from it in the DC radio market. The religious but non-Born Again think it is over the top with the common expression being "God doesn't care about football". For me hearing how Born Again people feel about Jesus Lewis' talk is pretty much exactly the same.

Re: All about sports

PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:58 am
by Klaudandus
Flex wrote:
Klaudandus wrote:he doesn't get any flak about it but Tebow does?


He gets tons of flack from it in the DC radio market.The religious but non-Born Again think it is over the top with the common expression being "God doesn't care about football". For me hearing how Born Again people feel about Jesus Lewis' talk is pretty much exactly the same.


Don't have access to the DC Market radio shows. Not really interesting in the DC radio shows, considering I hate both the skins and the nationals...

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Now, to be honest, Tebow's overt expression of religiousness kinda rubs me the wrong way at times, but nowhere near as bad as Lewis...

Re: All about sports

PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 11:16 am
by Flex
Some observations
Baltimore fans seem to travel well. That dumb 7 Nation Army chanting during the blackout was amusing.
SFs playcalling was horrific all night. Ngata is out of the game with an injury and you throw it 4 times from the 5?
Ray Lewis' ability to make people hate masks the good players on the Ravens who finally got their ring easy to overlook. Birk, Ngata, Reed, Boldin, Smith and Rice. Yea yea swagger, hard to be a pro athlete without it.
Ed Reed has the hobo look down.

Re: All about sports

PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 1:08 pm
by Shoju
I prefer Rapeswithlager has my Big Ben Nickname. But when the Super Bowl comes knocking for him again (and I'm sure it will), I'm not going to blow a gasket about it. I'm sure something stupid happened that night. I don't know the facts, and I don't care anymore. It happened, it was put to rest. Same with Lewis. What happened happened. I buy his religion. If only because I lived close to that style of religion for most of my childhood. It is overt, and in your face, and non stop. It's fanaticism. I see in him, what I saw in most of the adults in the church my dad pastored as a kid. It's a fervent, life consuming belief, and it comes off STRONG

Maybe he did kill the man. Maybe he did burn the suit, or throw it in a dumpster. But, the Ray Lewis you saw at the Super Bowl, isn't the same young dumb Lewis we saw at the last Super Bowl. He's changed, or at least, that's what I'm seeing.

Re: All about sports

PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 2:44 pm
by Paxen
Shoju wrote:Maybe he did kill the man. Maybe he did burn the suit, or throw it in a dumpster. But, the Ray Lewis you saw at the Super Bowl, isn't the same young dumb Lewis we saw at the last Super Bowl. He's changed, or at least, that's what I'm seeing.


From possible murderer or accomplice to religious fanatic? Pardon me if I don't find him very sympathetic either way...

edit: I guess it's still a change for the better. Unless he starts blowing up abortion clinics, he's a peaceful fanatic.

Re: All about sports

PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 3:46 pm
by halabar
Klaudandus wrote:
Flex wrote:
Klaudandus wrote:he doesn't get any flak about it but Tebow does?


He gets tons of flack from it in the DC radio market.The religious but non-Born Again think it is over the top with the common expression being "God doesn't care about football". For me hearing how Born Again people feel about Jesus Lewis' talk is pretty much exactly the same.


Don't have access to the DC Market radio shows. Not really interesting in the DC radio shows, considering I hate both the skins and the nationals...

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Now, to be honest, Tebow's overt expression of religiousness kinda rubs me the wrong way at times, but nowhere near as bad as Lewis...


That's a bit harsh on Tebow, since he's using a good part of his football money towards building an orphanage in the phillipines, if I remember correctly.

You also seem to mock Christians thanking God for anything?

Tebow has put his money and actions forward. I have yet to see Lewis do the same.

Re: All about sports

PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 4:28 pm
by Klaudandus
I know its Tebow on the pic, and yet it's not a jab at him... in fact, I often give him a free pass, which you can tell as I often say good things about Tebow on this thread -- it's actually more of a knock on Lewis... he comes off as fake

That was actually the real purpose of the pic.

If my google-fu had found a Ray Lewis version of that pic, thanking god for getting scott-free from murder and for winning two superbowls, I'd have used that instead.

Re: All about sports

PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 4:32 pm
by halabar
Klaudandus wrote:I know its Tebow on the pic, and yet it's not a jab at him... in fact, I often give him a free pass, which you can tell as I often say good things about Tebow on this thread -- it's actually more of a knock on Lewis... he comes off as fake

That was actually the real purpose of the pic.


Agree on Lewis, and many of the other touchdown thankers that are stopped for duis and whatnot in the offseason, and have posses the size of Cleveland.

Re: All about sports

PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 6:55 pm
by Flex
Klaudandus wrote:If my google-fu had found a Ray Lewis version of that pic, thanking god for getting scott-free from murder and for winning two superbowls, I'd have used that instead.


Lewis was the only person involved in that to get any sort of punishment.

The two people in his entourage that were charged were acquitted because everyone's story was different.

Re: All about sports

PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:46 pm
by Klaudandus
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/mlb/ne ... &eref=sihp

Braun linked to the same clinic A-Roid was using.

Re: All about sports

PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 7:30 am
by Shoju
Klaudandus wrote:http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/mlb/news/20130205/ryan-braun-florida-clinic-records-peds.ap/?sct=hp_t2_a5&eref=sihp

Braun linked to the same clinic A-Roid was using.


Braun and his lawyers both came out and said that this guy was key in the defense he presented on taintedness.

Curious, does that make it "better" for braun, or worse? I mean. It's one thing to be a cheat, but if you use a cheat to get you out of being busted, what does that say?

Re: All about sports

PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 11:16 am
by halabar
Shoju wrote:
Klaudandus wrote:http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/mlb/news/20130205/ryan-braun-florida-clinic-records-peds.ap/?sct=hp_t2_a5&eref=sihp

Braun linked to the same clinic A-Roid was using.


Braun and his lawyers both came out and said that this guy was key in the defense he presented on taintedness.

Curious, does that make it "better" for braun, or worse? I mean. It's one thing to be a cheat, but if you use a cheat to get you out of being busted, what does that say?


Yep. It's rather damning to use a cheat to get off.

But here's what people are missing. Braun's admission of using that guy validates the records that the newspaper got. Which means MLB has more evidence that the records are legit. Which means much more trouble for the others named.

I think we are in for another summer of steroids.

Re: All about sports

PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 11:28 am
by Klaudandus
If you accept Braun's explanation, when he was in his darkest hour -- fighting MLB on a positive drug test -- to gather expertise he went to someone who not only is not a doctor and not licensed to practice medicine, not considered to have expertise in chain of custody issues, but who also had been connected by MLB and the DEA, and known to the players association, to the 2009 bust of Manny Ramirez; it was Bosch's father, Dr. Pedro Bosch, who wrote a prescription for a banned substance to Ramirez.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/mlb/ne ... z2K92oO1hl

Re: All about sports

PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 11:35 am
by Flex
Did anyone really think Braun was clean after the initial suspension was overturned?

Re: All about sports

PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 11:42 am
by Shoju
Flex wrote:Did anyone really think Braun was clean after the initial suspension was overturned?


I was holding a slim chance of "hope" that it really was something stupid, and not that he was dirty. It's part of me trying to "reclaim" my belief in the sport of baseball. But, this killed any chance of the sport being clean in my eyes for a very long time.