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Re: All about sports

Postby Shoju » Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:46 pm

CrimsonEyes wrote:Honestly, if he's there, it's probably not a terrible roll of the dice to take Geno. Barring that, the best QB on the open market right now is....probably Fitzpatrick, if only because he was moderately approaching competent for a stretch a year ago, which is more than you can say for most of the folks who have been let go. MAYBE Flynn, but I still don't know how much I trust him, and, to me, his body of work is questionable. With the threats Rodgers had, just about anyone could have lit it up. If Wilson hadn't been so good, we could have made some cracks about how Flynn got beat out for the starting job by a rookie, but Wilson was quality, so no shame on him in that.

If it was me, and I didn't think Smith was going to be there, I'd take a stab at Fitzy. Get him a couple of passable passcatchers, you've already got a solid RB, and see what happens.



We've got a core of really good young receivers. They just don't have many catchable balls thrown their way. Fitz might be ok. I'm not sure what to think of Geno. He started out last season on fire.

Am I wrong in remembering that Cleveland's D wasn't wretched last year, or am I way off base on this?


Well, you have to take that with the fact that for the first 4 games, our top flight corner was suspended.
And then for the next four games we were still without our monster DT's who were injured in early season / preseason.

Once we had Rubin, Taylor, and Haden on the field, we weren't terrible. We were weak at other CB spot, and had to play this garbage DB named Buster Skrine, who had more PI calls than the rest of the team (hyperbole, that could be true), and our safeties were young, and not good, and we had 1 good LB, 2 that were "meh" 1 that got hurt, and the Fujita debacle.

EDIT: Doom cut his salary, and stays with the Denver Ponies. On paper, this team is really starting to look formidable. *fingers crossed*


Schefter just tweeted that they didn't get it filed with the league in time, and he has in fact been cut. Not a joke.
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Re: All about sports

Postby CrimsonEyes » Fri Mar 15, 2013 2:02 pm

Yep, you're spot on there.

Booo. Why the hell wait until the last minute?
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Re: All about sports

Postby halabar » Fri Mar 15, 2013 4:46 pm

CrimsonEyes wrote:Yep, you're spot on there.

Booo. Why the hell wait until the last minute?


His agent was too busy texting... really.
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Re: All about sports

Postby Klaudandus » Fri Mar 15, 2013 4:48 pm

halabar wrote:
CrimsonEyes wrote:Yep, you're spot on there.

Booo. Why the hell wait until the last minute?


His agent was too busy texting... really.


What!? really? citation pls?
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Re: All about sports

Postby halabar » Fri Mar 15, 2013 4:50 pm

Klaudandus wrote:
halabar wrote:
CrimsonEyes wrote:Yep, you're spot on there.

Booo. Why the hell wait until the last minute?


His agent was too busy texting... really.


What!? really? citation pls?


Read the news articles, agent was texting.. "bro, we got the deal done" or something like that.
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Re: All about sports

Postby Klaudandus » Fri Mar 15, 2013 4:55 pm

From what I read was that it was a fax machine issue... on these day and age... a fax machine!?
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Re: All about sports

Postby halabar » Fri Mar 15, 2013 6:59 pm

Klaudandus wrote:From what I read was that it was a fax machine issue... on these day and age... a fax machine!?


Elway had a deadline
Agent was texting
Player was trying to fax from a Kinkos
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Re: All about sports

Postby Klaudandus » Sat Mar 16, 2013 3:56 pm

halabar wrote:
Klaudandus wrote:From what I read was that it was a fax machine issue... on these day and age... a fax machine!?


Elway had a deadline
Agent was texting
Player was trying to fax from a Kinkos


http://tracking.si.com/2013/03/16/elvis ... &eref=sihp

Dumervil fired his agent.
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Re: All about sports

Postby halabar » Sat Mar 16, 2013 4:43 pm

Klaudandus wrote:
halabar wrote:
Klaudandus wrote:From what I read was that it was a fax machine issue... on these day and age... a fax machine!?


Elway had a deadline
Agent was texting
Player was trying to fax from a Kinkos


http://tracking.si.com/2013/03/16/elvis ... &eref=sihp

Dumervil fired his agent.


Agent waives the waiting period so Dumervil doesn't tell everyone how bady he screwed up, and avoids a lawsuit, lol
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Re: All about sports

Postby Shoju » Wed Mar 20, 2013 7:13 am

Goodbye Phil. You will be missed.

At this point, the upgrades to the Browns Defense better produce the greatest Defense ever to play the game, because we just lost our Points Scored Leader..... Of all time.
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Re: All about sports

Postby Klaudandus » Wed Mar 20, 2013 7:17 am

Shoju wrote:Goodbye Phil. You will be missed.

At this point, the upgrades to the Browns Defense better produce the greatest Defense ever to play the game, because we just lost our Points Scored Leader..... Of all time.


At least you can argue that being one of the nice guys, he deserves to have a better shot at a ring.

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And if they go to court, it would be funny if the Marlins argue that the reason the fans dont want to renew is because the team had a fire sale. I don't think that would go very well with a jury, seeing how Loria pretty much conned Miami into building him a stadium for a subpar team.
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Re: All about sports

Postby Shoju » Wed Mar 20, 2013 7:31 am

Klaudandus wrote:
Shoju wrote:Goodbye Phil. You will be missed.

At this point, the upgrades to the Browns Defense better produce the greatest Defense ever to play the game, because we just lost our Points Scored Leader..... Of all time.


At least you can argue that being one of the nice guys, he deserves to have a better shot at a ring.


Oh, I agree.

Right now, the ire is directed at the new front office who has stayed mum about the whole thing. If Phil wanted a chance at a ring, no rational Browns fan would have given him grief about it, and we would have understood. Sure, you have the crazies, but we aren't all terrible.

At this point, the silence feels wrong. Not saying anything feels like they are trying to hide that they didn't want him back. Which is just bat shit crazy. I understand that football is a business, but the man missed 1 kick from 50+ yards over the past two seasons, and 3 from 40+. He's a great kicker, and a great guy, one that I feel should have been allowed to retire as a "one team player" if that was his choice. The silence feels like it wasn't his choice.

Maybe I'm just weird. But there are times, I just feel like people have earned the right to finish their career (in any field) in a way that suits them. Ray should have (and did) retire as a Raven. Brady should retire as a Pat, I wish Manning would have had the chance to retire as a Colt, Mariano has the chance to retire a Yankee, To me Phil is the same for Browns fans. He's been the one constant through the constant upheaval in Cleveland, and he has always been a humble, well spoken man in public.
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Re: All about sports

Postby halabar » Wed Mar 20, 2013 11:47 am

Amirya wrote:... because everyone needs a Catagonskin rug.

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Re: All about sports

Postby Shoju » Thu Mar 21, 2013 6:49 am



And it just begs the same question.

HOW IN THE HOLY EFFING HELL is Loria still an MLB owner.

Did the WBC Games give him enough cash flow to keep this thing afloat for the season? Because I just don't see that many people showing up to games.
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Re: All about sports

Postby Jabari » Thu Mar 21, 2013 11:18 am

Damn, what am I doing at work instead of being in Vegas? :(

Vegas for Super Bowl weekend: Good times!

Vegas for first two rounds of March Madness is probably even more insane. One of these years... *sigh*
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Re: All about sports

Postby Shoju » Fri Mar 22, 2013 1:04 pm

Browns sign a TE with Pass Catching problems, and a CB that I've never heard of.... This is more the way that we expected free agency to roll :(
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Re: All about sports

Postby Flex » Fri Mar 22, 2013 2:57 pm

The Orioles/Ravens scheduling snafu is amusing in how the NFL is playing the victim card and painting the Orioles and MLB as bad guys instead of doing the sane thing and moving the home opener to Wednesday night. They played on Rosh Hashanah last year so no one should buy that excuse.
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Re: All about sports

Postby Teranoid » Fri Mar 22, 2013 8:41 pm

The current state of the Ravens/Steelers defensive lines:

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Re: All about sports

Postby Klaudandus » Sun Mar 24, 2013 4:41 pm

Dumervil to the ravens.
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Re: All about sports

Postby Flex » Mon Mar 25, 2013 9:06 am

Klaudandus wrote:Dumervil to the ravens.


Fired agent screw up gives player a raise. 'murica!
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Re: All about sports

Postby Shoju » Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:25 am

Indians home opener w/ Yankees sells out in 6 minutes... But there is no excitement in Cleveland for the Tribe according to local Radio idiot.

Man... I checked, and the game I wanted to go to has sold out of everything but nose bleed seats. Time to start looking for another game to go to :( (I really wanted to see the Rays V Cleve
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Re: All about sports

Postby Klaudandus » Mon Mar 25, 2013 1:13 pm

LOL -- Marlins using Groupon to see if they can sell tickets for opening day
http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/blog/eye-o ... l/21948174

Selig should smack Loria on the head and remove him from ownership. He's a disservice to not only his team but baseball in general.
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Re: All about sports

Postby Teranoid » Mon Mar 25, 2013 2:28 pm

Harrison said he'd be open to returning to the Steelers.

Oh is that because no one else wants your hotheaded ass and all your tantrums? Too bad.. we don't want you back either. Happy trails.
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Re: All about sports

Postby Shoju » Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:05 am

Harrison is going to be retiring soon I think.

Indians name Kazmir 5th starter. I think we have our Major League Roster Set.

C - Carlos Santana (here's hoping he hits like he did in the WBC, and not like the last 2 years?)
1B - Nick Swisher
2b - Jason Kipnis
SS - Asdrubal Cabrera
3b - Lonnie Chisenhall (I have my doubts about him)
LF - Drew Stubbs
CF - Michael Bourn
RF - Michael Brantley
DH - Mark Reynolds
Sp - Justin Masterson
Sp - Ubaldo Jimenez (I have my doubts about him)
Sp - Brett Myers
Sp - Zach McAllister
Sp - Scott Kazmir
Cp - Chris Perez

The relievers are still sort of in flux, but we have Vinnie Pestano and Joe Smith, so the rest of them will filter out. They were the only two good ones last year that we still have. I'm not going to lie, even though I'm worried that the breeze from all the K's is going to be immense, I think this team can be something good.
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Re: All about sports

Postby halabar » Tue Mar 26, 2013 2:07 pm

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/mlb/ne ... &eref=sihp

Thank God that's over. Still paying a steep price for a guy who will be on another team, but at least won't have the distraction of the guy pulling time from the young guys.
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