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Re: All about sports

Postby Shoju » Tue Oct 30, 2012 12:15 pm

It's Philly, one of the reasons that I was ok with getting him in the trade. If my trade deadline wasn't this week, I would have thought about trading him after. As it stands, I will probably use him for the bye, and then drop him, and use the roster spot to speculate on someone for later. At this point, I'm hooking my ship to RGIII and setting sail. He'll win it for me, or lose it for me. (thankfully the Steelers game didn't ruin me this week)

STARTERS
QB - Robert Griffin III, Wsh QB
RB - Jamaal Charles, KC RB
RB - Willis McGahee, Den RB
WR - Victor Cruz, NYG WR
WR - Demaryius Thomas, Den WR
TE - Brent Celek, Phi TE
FL - Steve Johnson, Buf WR
D - Chargers D/ST D/ST
K - Matt Prater, Den K

Bench
Rob Gronkowski, NE TE (Bye)
BenJarvus Green-Ellis, Cin RB
Robbie Gould, Chi K
Domenik Hixon, NYG WR
Danny Woodhead, NE RB
Stevan Ridley, NE RB (Bye)
Tony Romo, Dal QB

I'm actually pretty pleased with my team right now. Hixon, Woodhead, and Gould are hold overs from Bye Weeks that I haven't replaced yet. I'm actually trying to replace all three right now, just waiting out waivers.
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Re: All about sports

Postby Teranoid » Tue Oct 30, 2012 12:34 pm

The worst part about this season compared to others is that, at least for a couple of people in my league, we all agreed that after the third or fourth round it felt like "hmm which third string player who will never probably play a down short of an injury apocalypse should I take".

The waiver wire is devoid of anyone with any actual talent 99% of the time so when Amendola went down my choices were nonexistent to the point where with some of them I said to myself "holy shit they still play in the NFL?"

At a glance I guess I ave a really solid team and I'm really happy with how I drafted this year but man.. it's been really rough at times.
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Re: All about sports

Postby Shoju » Tue Oct 30, 2012 12:42 pm

Teranoid wrote:The worst part about this season compared to others is that, at least for a couple of people in my league, we all agreed that after the third or fourth round it felt like "hmm which third string player who will never probably play a down short of an injury apocalypse should I take".

The waiver wire is devoid of anyone with any actual talent 99% of the time so when Amendola went down my choices were nonexistent to the point where with some of them I said to myself "holy shit they still play in the NFL?"

At a glance I guess I ave a really solid team and I'm really happy with how I drafted this year but man.. it's been really rough at times.



Yeah, the lack of "impact" players on the waiver wire is abysmal. Though, I'm currently in the process of trying to get the Falcons K (who is still available?!), if that happens, I'm going to be dropping both of my K's.

A buddy of mine drafted a team that would have been rolling the league... in 2011. Rivers, C Johnson, Fred Jackson, Megatron, Andre Johnson. he's currently 2-6.

Hard to believe NO ONE drafted Amendola in my league. I picked him up as a FA just in time for him to get smashed in the shoulder. I'm watching the wire, hoping to pick him back up.
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Re: All about sports

Postby Klaudandus » Tue Oct 30, 2012 12:45 pm

I dont play FF -- but why the hell would someone pick Rivers?
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Re: All about sports

Postby Shoju » Wed Oct 31, 2012 6:12 am

Klaudandus wrote:I dont play FF -- but why the hell would someone pick Rivers?


Because in terms of Fantasy Football, in many league formats, he has been the #1 Fantasy Scoring QB in the league.

You get points for Yards, Touchdowns, and Rushing Yards from your quarterback. Some league formats give you points for Completions as well.

Rivers had a good run for several years where he was a really good option. Maybe not Rodgers / Brees level, but still a really solid option. This year? Not so much He is the #28th ranked QB. In my league, that puts him behind even Brandon Weelchair in terms of Fantasy Points.

I'm actually pretty surprised at some of the QB's that are still available while being stuck with Rivers. The problem might be, that Rivers has the "undroppable" tag, which means you can't dump him at the side of the road.
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Re: All about sports

Postby halabar » Wed Oct 31, 2012 8:06 am

THE SKY IS FALLING THE LAKERS LOST... I hate this time of year, it's going to be a long 7 months... every year I hate the NBA more.
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Re: All about sports

Postby Klaudandus » Thu Nov 01, 2012 10:25 am

Spanier, Schultz and Curley formally charged with conspiring to cover up the Sandusky sex scandal
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Re: All about sports

Postby Klaudandus » Thu Nov 01, 2012 10:41 am

I wonder if Reid will be fired by the end of the season... the players are going with one of those players-only meeting, which is normally a bad sign more often than not, and Reid being on the record that Vick will continue to be their starting QB down the road...
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Re: All about sports

Postby Shoju » Thu Nov 01, 2012 11:10 am

Klaudandus wrote:I wonder if Reid will be fired by the end of the season... the players are going with one of those players-only meeting, which is normally a bad sign more often than not, and Reid being on the record that Vick will continue to be their starting QB down the road...


If he is fired before Shurmur, we have a serious problem.
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Re: All about sports

Postby Klaudandus » Thu Nov 01, 2012 11:14 am

Yeah, you said that earlier already =P
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Re: All about sports

Postby Shoju » Thu Nov 01, 2012 11:24 am

Klaudandus wrote:Yeah, you said that earlier already =P


And I'll stick to it. Personally, I don't really get what the Eagles Fans are so bent about. It's not even that Reid is mediocre. .602 Winning Percentage? 9 playoff seasons? 1 trip to the super bowl? 11 winning seasons?

Yeah... Cry me a river.

Norv Turner though? He's mediocre. 17 years as a head coach, .479 Winning Percentage, 4 Playoff Seasons? That is mediocre.
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Re: All about sports

Postby Klaudandus » Thu Nov 01, 2012 11:26 am

You're talking about Philly... they boo Santa Claus
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Re: All about sports

Postby Shoju » Thu Nov 01, 2012 11:28 am

Klaudandus wrote:You're talking about Philly... they boo Santa Claus


That's true. I forgot. Philly hates everything. Even my hate for change in WoW didn't compare to Philly's rampant hate.
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Re: All about sports

Postby halabar » Thu Nov 01, 2012 11:39 am

Shoju wrote:
Klaudandus wrote:You're talking about Philly... they boo Santa Claus


That's true. I forgot. Philly hates everything. Even my hate for change in WoW didn't compare to Philly's rampant hate.


Add to that the Eagles, unlike some of the teams you root for, always have hope.. yet consistently come up short. Unfulfilled expectations breed hate as well. If you don't expect much, hard to be disappointed (which doesn't explain Norv).
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Re: All about sports

Postby Shoju » Thu Nov 01, 2012 12:16 pm

halabar wrote:
Shoju wrote:
Klaudandus wrote:You're talking about Philly... they boo Santa Claus


That's true. I forgot. Philly hates everything. Even my hate for change in WoW didn't compare to Philly's rampant hate.


Add to that the Eagles, unlike some of the teams you root for, always have hope.. yet consistently come up short. Unfulfilled expectations breed hate as well. If you don't expect much, hard to be disappointed (which doesn't explain Norv).


I guess I don't see how 9 playoff appearances and 1 super bowl appearance is coming up short, unless you are saying that since they didn't rattle off 6 super bowls with McNabb, that somehow Reid is a bad Coach.

I mean. Here we are:

Code: Select all
8   Pittsburgh Steelers      6   2
8   Dallas Cowboys         5   3
7   New England Patriots      3   4
6   Denver Broncos         2   4
5   San Francisco 49ers      5   0
5   Green Bay Packers      4   1
5   New York Giants         4   1
5   Washington Redskins      3   2
5   Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders   3   2
5   Miami Dolphins         2   3
4   Baltimore/Indianapolis Colts   2   2
4   Minnesota Vikings      0   4
4   Buffalo Bills         0   4
3   Los Angeles/St. Louis Rams*   1   2
2   Kansas City Chiefs      1   1
2   Chicago Bears         1   1
2   Cincinnati Bengals      0   2
2   Philadelphia Eagles      0   2
1   New York Jets         1   0
1   Baltimore Ravens      1   0
1   Tampa Bay Buccaneers      1   0
1   New Orleans Saints      1   0
1   San Diego Chargers      0   1
1   Atlanta Falcons         0   1
1   Tennessee Titans      0   1
1   Carolina Panthers      0   1
1   Seattle Seahawks      0   1
1   Arizona Cardinals      0   1
0   Cleveland Browns      0   0
0   Detroit Lions         0   0
0   Jacksonville Jaguars      0   0
0   Houston Texans         0   0


Every Team in the League's Super Bowl Appearances and W/L. So, the Philadelphia Eagles
have been to the same number of Super Bowls as 4 other teams.
They have been to the Super Bowl more than 14 Teams.
They have the same number of wins (ZERO) as 14 Teams.

In 46 Super Bowls, we have seen 18 Different Winners. 56% of the league has won the Super Bowl. 44% of the teams in the League have not. I guess I don't see why the fans think that they are entitled to bash a coach who has consistently put a winning team on the field. Winning the Super Bowl, while regarded as the crowning achievement of the NFL, is just not something that every team has done. Being bent out of shape because you have experienced great success, but not "the greatest success" seems silly to me.
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Re: All about sports

Postby Klaudandus » Thu Nov 01, 2012 12:18 pm

Being bent out of shape because you have experienced great success, but not "the greatest success" seems silly to me.


Tell that to the Yankees and the Cowboys. (And the Red Sawx Pink Hats)
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Re: All about sports

Postby halabar » Thu Nov 01, 2012 12:33 pm

Klaudandus wrote:
Being bent out of shape because you have experienced great success, but not "the greatest success" seems silly to me.


Tell that to the Yankees and the Cowboys. (And the Red Sawx Pink Hats)


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Re: All about sports

Postby Shoju » Thu Nov 01, 2012 12:37 pm

Klaudandus wrote:
Being bent out of shape because you have experienced great success, but not "the greatest success" seems silly to me.


Tell that to the Yankees and the Cowboys. (And the Red Sawx Pink Hats)


Oh trust me. They irk me too.

Though I'm realizing, that Ohio has it's own version of the "Pink Hats" with OSU Fans. There are TONS of crazies out there who are OSU fans. They are split into 2 groups.

1.) The ones that HATE Urban Meyer. They want the old school "Power Running Game" and "Pocket QB with a Cannon Arm". They can't stand the Urban O, even though we are 9-0 his first year, and looking like we'll be undefeated at years end.

Nope. They want that old school type of O back.

2.) The ones that Vomit from their mouth whenever someone suggests that the B1G 10 is not on the same playing field with the SEC. They go nuts and scream and will just about come to blows with you over it. Because "THE Ohio State University is the BEST College Football team EVAR. DID YOU HEAR ME?! EVAR!

both groups also contains some whackjobs who think that the NCAA blew scandal out of the water, and they try to equate PSU's nightmare to "their nightmare" and that if PSU got bowl banned for that, why did we get a bowl ban?

Ugh. Makes me happy that I'm a BGSU Fan (GO FALCONS!) Now, if only I could see more of their games live...


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I love running numbers. I ran tons of them once I was a DK. Thanks to Theck and a few others, I had even put together a pretty decent VB driven Spreadsheet that helped run numbers for my DK.
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Re: All about sports

Postby Fridmarr » Thu Nov 01, 2012 4:39 pm

Shoju wrote:I guess I don't see how 9 playoff appearances and 1 super bowl appearance is coming up short, unless you are saying that since they didn't rattle off 6 super bowls with McNabb, that somehow Reid is a bad Coach.

I don't know that firing him means that think that he's a bad coach. I think it just means that they don't think that they can win a super bowl with him, or that they think that they could improve their chances with someone new.

The goal ought to be to win a super bowl, certainly progress towards that goal is great, but eventually you need to win it. He's been there 13 years, plenty long enough to install his own systems and players several times over. As a franchise they have invested the cash to get good players and they have still come up short. They arguably had the most talented team in the NFL last year but had a terrible season. They could quite likely miss the playoffs this year...that's the wrong direction.

I don't know that I wouldn't give him one more year, especially considering what he's had to deal with this year, but I can certainly understand why they'd want to try out someone else at this point too.
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Re: All about sports

Postby Klaudandus » Mon Nov 05, 2012 8:20 am

Things from sunday football

- Tannehill kinda sucked during the two minute drill
- Luck definitively showed why he went #1 vis a vis RG3
- If Obama loses, we can pin it on RG3 (lol redskin rule -- yeah right). His pseudo trash talk backfired, specially when the Panthers D guy pointed to the scoreboard.
- Pagano's speech -- I was moved...
- Peyton continues with his pony magic
- Bungles onside kick - LOL
- Bears D, wow.
- Falcons only won because Dallas wanted to lose the game more
- Seachickens are surprising me, but then again, I see vikings as just slightly less erratic than the lions
- That said, Ponder has been regressing somewhat
- Disappointed how the Lions have been playing this season, blame the Madden curse?
- Texans should have scored more considering it was the Bills they played against
- Jets didn't lose this week because they had a bye-week =P
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Re: All about sports

Postby Shoju » Mon Nov 05, 2012 8:47 am

Klaudandus wrote:Things from sunday football

- Tannehill kinda sucked during the two minute drill
- Pagano's speech -- I was moved...
- Peyton continues with his pony magic
- Bungles onside kick - LOL
- Bears D, wow.
- Falcons only won because Dallas wanted to lose the game more
- Seachickens are surprising me, but then again, I see vikings as just slightly less erratic than the lions
- That said, Ponder has been regressing somewhat
- Disappointed how the Lions have been playing this season, blame the Madden curse?
- Texans should have scored more considering it was the Bills they played against
- Jets didn't lose this week because they had a bye-week =P


Here is what I learned from Sunday football.

Pat Shurmur needs to be fired. Now.

- 3rd and 1 = Pass
- 3rd and long = Draw play up the middle, or a designed Swing Screen for 2.
- 4th in one, down by 4 in the fourth quarter on the opponents side of the field? Punt, and say you would do it again.
- 4th and 6 on your own 30 in the fourth quarter on your side of the field? Throw an out route
- Get hit with 2 false start penalties, take time out on the third 1st and long play because you can't get the play in.
- Burn time outs in the third Q on trivial downs because the play isn't in.
- Under 3 minutes to go in the 4th Q, and losing. 3rd and long, your defense has been playing out of it's mind. Call your last timeout ensuring that you get the ball back with 2:40 on the clock, and no time outs when you need 10. Surely, the two minute warning will be enough, AND your opponent has all three timeouts. Yes. Don't make them burn one for you.
- Top pick in the draft is running hard and moving the ball. Abandon the running game completely once you get in the red zone.

I know some of the problems are with the incredibly young team that we field, but this has gone beyond that. I have never seen a coach so intent on making just... mind boggling calls. Even the new owner JHIII looked disgusted at times with the play calling.

I was so irritated with the play calling that after they cut to the end of the bengals / Broncos game, I didn't watch any more football the rest of the day. I saw Manning and the Broncos win, and I saw Shurmur look completely befuddled.

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This seems to sum up how most browns fans feel.

On twitter, there is even the #shurmured tag that is loaded with our wonder and awe at his coaching ability.
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Re: All about sports

Postby Klaudandus » Mon Nov 05, 2012 8:52 am

Yeah, I don't recall Mangini being as bad as Shurmur, but then again, I don't really follow the browns... I could be wrong...
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Re: All about sports

Postby Shoju » Mon Nov 05, 2012 9:58 am

Klaudandus wrote:Yeah, I don't recall Mangini being as bad as Shurmur, but then again, I don't really follow the browns... I could be wrong...


Mangini was conservative in his play calling when it got tough. the "Mangenius" part was missing in Cle. But his play calling was never erratic. It never left you wondering WTF you just witnessed. There was also talent evaluating, and talent cultivating questions with Mangenius.

With Shurmur, we were sold on the "BUT LOOK AT WHAT HE DID WITH SAM BRADFORD!" line. That was the defense of the hiring from the Browns. He was going to develop McCoy.

I'll be surprised (not shocked, but surprised) if he is standing on the sideline for the first game after the bye.
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Re: All about sports

Postby Ironshaft » Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:37 am

Luck is a stud and while Peyton will always be honored in Indy, I don't think anyone is going to regret the decisions of the past year as a Colts fan.

About my only sour grapes is Irsay saying that Peyton's "health" was not a contract issue and that if he were healthy, he would remain a Colt. That was said about 1/3 - 1/2 of the way into last season when they had no idea that they might have the top draft selection and possibly get Luck. Peyton was obviously let go because of the Colts getting the #1 pick and his health was good enough to retain him. Irsay should never have said that...

But, it probably worked out best for everyone. Peyton was never getting to the SB with the 2011 Colts or any team that looked like them; he might get there with Denver, the Colts needed new management and a fresh start out of the cap hell Polian had put them in; Luck went to a team that he was able to immediately lead to wins when on paper they are a very weak team, Pagano is looking like a genius even though he has not been on the sidelines, Arians is looking like a viable Head Coach canidate, the fan base gets a new QB to obsess over for the next decade, and Irsay is looking like he actually made positive decisions towards the future of his team.

About the only losers in all of this are the Titans and Jags fans who just got over being dominated by Peyton for a decade and now can look forward to being dominated by Luck for the next. Sucks to be them.

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Re: All about sports

Postby Klaudandus » Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:41 am

Just like Peyton will dominate Rivers, Palmer and LOLCassel/Quinn in the West =P
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