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Re: All about sports

Postby Astronomic » Mon Nov 19, 2012 8:22 am

So my friend had Schaub on the bench. 89.9 points right there. Least my Jaguars had a solid game for the first time in awhile.
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Re: All about sports

Postby Shoju » Mon Nov 19, 2012 8:56 am

Pat Shurmur found a way to lose a game twice.

Weeden was efficient,
Richardson was bowling people over again
Greg Little has learned how to catch
We can dominate a half of football
We can have miracle throws with a minute left in regulation.
When our star CB is out of the Game, we play a guy that goes all Tonya Harding on the opponents WRs
When it's 3rd and 8 in OT, and the game is on the line, we will screen to the RB

God this team is killing me.
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Re: All about sports

Postby Shoju » Mon Nov 19, 2012 11:34 am

The prolonged acts of ESPN to whore themselves to the SEC is making me nauseous.
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Re: All about sports

Postby Teranoid » Mon Nov 19, 2012 11:43 am

I can't believe people still watch ESPN. It's an absolute joke.
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Re: All about sports

Postby Shoju » Mon Nov 19, 2012 11:50 am

Teranoid wrote:I can't believe people still watch ESPN. It's an absolute joke.


I have no other option for sports related programming really. I normally check out other sites, but cruised over to ESPN to check my fantasy football team, and saw another SEC Poll on the front page. Other than that, I watch the games they have, and Mike and Mike before work.

My sports related channels.

STO (Sports Time Ohio) - Cleveland Indians Network. Does a lot of High School Stuff, but other than that, it's really Cleveland / Ohio Homers. You now, the guys trying to sell you that the Browns are getting better, and have a shot at 8-8 if they could just get lucky, or this terrible fucker named Bruce Drennen. He makes me seem like a "when I open my mouth, there is nothing but sunshine rainbows and lollipops" type of person. I swear, how that idiot has a show, is a mystery.

FSN (Fox Sports Ohio) - Not sure what they show anymore besides Cavs games and terrible (D grade) MMA. They lost the Indians Games when they got greedy.

NBC Sports - Do not have. Had it for a while, but now the channel just says "Not available"

CBS Sports - Do not have. I've heard that their network is up and running now, but I can't find it in the guide.
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Re: All about sports

Postby halabar » Mon Nov 19, 2012 11:53 am

Shoju wrote:The prolonged acts of ESPN to whore themselves to the SEC is making me nauseous.


The outright cheering of the announcers of the Oregon-Stanford game for Alabama was pretty bad.
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Re: All about sports

Postby halabar » Mon Nov 19, 2012 12:05 pm

Teranoid wrote:I can't believe people still watch ESPN. It's an absolute joke.


I only watch the stuff they put on broadcast TV (on ABC), and as mentioned above, the cheering for the SEC is pretty bad.
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Re: All about sports

Postby Shoju » Mon Nov 19, 2012 12:16 pm

It was also pretty bad yesterday morning, I was watching Sunday Morning Countdown (I do like the NFL Coverage) and saw the scroll at the bottom had "Projected BCS Rankings by their expert" with Kansas State #5 and Oregon Not listed... I was floored. How in the world could you predict that K State, who got CURB KICKED by an unranked team would still be higher in the polls than Oregon, who losts to a ranked team in Overtime?

I know the Computers don't care about "style" but the voters still do.

Ugh... The fact that the winner of the SEC Champ game is going to play for the title is nauseating. I'm so tired of SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC 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Re: All about sports

Postby Koatanga » Mon Nov 19, 2012 12:26 pm

I'm just glad my Seahawks managed to get what looks like a decent starting QB for a 3rd-round pick, or the NFL equivalent of pocket lint where QBs are concerned. Russell Wilson is really exciting to watch.
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Re: All about sports

Postby Shoju » Mon Nov 19, 2012 12:34 pm

Koatanga wrote:I'm just glad my Seahawks managed to get what looks like a decent starting QB for a 3rd-round pick, or the NFL equivalent of pocket lint where QBs are concerned. Russell Wilson is really exciting to watch.



He looks to be a good find for Seattle.

I'm still torn on Wheelchair. His Comp% is low (55%), but he has dealt with more drops than any other QB in the league. How many of those were Receiver problems, isn't really a "good stat", but I do like the line "If you touch it, you catch it". He's not setting the world on fire with 2300 yards pass, but he is in the West Coast Offense, and the play calling has been.... suspect. He's at 11 TD / 12 INT, which isn't "AWFUL" for a rookie.

It's one less TD than RGIII (but 9 more INT's)
It's one less TD than Luck (who has the same amount of picks)
It's five more TD's than Tannehill (but 1 more pick)
It's four less than RW (but 4 more INT'S)

He has more yds than wilson (who has a more consistent running game)
and Tannehill
Less than Luck
and more than RGII

I don't know. I'm just tired of a loser for a team, and I'm just waiting on pins and needles for JHIII to make up his mind at this point. After the game yesterday though, it's hard to imagine him (Shurmur) staying.
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Re: All about sports

Postby Teranoid » Mon Nov 19, 2012 12:51 pm

I stick to stuff like NFL/MLB network and blogs. ESPN has too many shitty biased reporters employed by them for my tastes.

Both of those channels have their homers (which makes sense because most of them are former players) but they're not talking out their ass 90% of the time.
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Re: All about sports

Postby Koatanga » Mon Nov 19, 2012 1:28 pm

Shoju wrote:I'm still torn on Wheelchair. His Comp% is low (55%), but he has dealt with more drops than any other QB in the league.


From the perspective of a Seahawks fan, this is actually good news. Wilson has also had a lot of catchable passes dropped, which has cost us two games thus far (AZ and SF). I was concerned that it could be a real manifestation of the height thing.

I don't buy the "short QBs can't see" thing, because that would work both ways - tall QBs wouldn't be able to see short WRs like Steve Smith, particularly if the receiver is near the sideline due to the crown of the field.

But QBs use "throwing lanes" or they get the ball batted back in their face by defensive linesmen.

What I was concerned about is that maybe the receivers have trouble seeing the release of the ball, so it gives them less reaction time to catch the ball. But if a taller QB has more drops, maybe it's not a thing.

I remain convinced that the problem with short QBs is simply one of physics and leverage, which Wilson overcomes by having unusually long arms and large hands. The number of precision bombs I've seen this year suggests physics are not an issue.
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Re: All about sports

Postby Flex » Mon Nov 19, 2012 2:05 pm

Teranoid wrote:I stick to stuff like NFL/MLB network and blogs. ESPN has too many shitty biased reporters employed by them for my tastes.

Both of those channels have their homers (which makes sense because most of them are former players) but they're not talking out their ass 90% of the time.


Deadspin and Awful Announcing had some good stuff about ESPN's fall from quality reporting to ratings reporting this past week, some good stuff.
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Re: All about sports

Postby Fridmarr » Mon Nov 19, 2012 2:28 pm

Koatanga wrote:I don't buy the "short QBs can't see" thing, because that would work both ways - tall QBs wouldn't be able to see short WRs like Steve Smith, particularly if the receiver is near the sideline due to the crown of the field.

You lost me. In what way would a taller qb have less visibility? The bulk of the issue is seeing and throwing over the much taller linemen.

Wilson is athletic enough to compensate though. Sure he'll miss things occasionally because of his height but he has been able to offset by making plays from his other skills.
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Re: All about sports

Postby Koatanga » Mon Nov 19, 2012 3:23 pm

Fridmarr wrote:
Koatanga wrote:I don't buy the "short QBs can't see" thing, because that would work both ways - tall QBs wouldn't be able to see short WRs like Steve Smith, particularly if the receiver is near the sideline due to the crown of the field.

You lost me. In what way would a taller qb have less visibility? The bulk of the issue is seeing and throwing over the much taller linemen.

Taller QBs wouldn't have less visibility than shorter QBs. I'm saying that a tall QB would have as much a problem seeing a short WR over the linemen as a short QB would have seeing a tall receiver.

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In neither case can the observer see the target.

Then factor in the crown of the field. The middle of the field is 10"-16" higher than the sideline, making receivers there effectively 10"-16" shorter with regard to sight line calculations.

So if sight was really an issue, you would not expect a small receiver like Steve Smith to be very productive.
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