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1 hour ago, Popples said:

At first, I thought Devin Bush had his arm in a sling,

I did, too; that outfit took me a minute to comprehend.

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It's pretty common to see linemen "clean up" after they retire. Shave the lumberjack beard, get a haircut, lose the football weight. . . 

Not former Jet Nick Mangold. Dude looks just like he did when he was playing.

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John Dorsey needs a mural - ala LeBron - in downtown Cleveland!

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On 4/26/2019 at 6:16 PM, Popples said:

At first, I thought Devin Bush had his arm in a sling, then I realized he's been stealing from 80's Bobby Brown's wardrobe. As long as he can tackle and make plays, I don't even care. But Twitter had me rolling about his outfit.

Yeah, it was weird. I wonder if any teams scrambled to find out if he had hurt himself. LOL.

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Baltimore Colts great Gino Marchetti passed away on Monday at the age of 93.   The guy was a legend.   He played in one of the greatest games in history, the Colts v. Giants in 55(?).   Played 14 seasons in the NFL at a time when players played both offense and defense.   They don't make them like him anymore.

RIP.

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Gino Marchetti played in the NFL's first playoff championship "sudden death" overtime game in 1958 against the Colts.  I remember it well because I was a kid watching with my father and his friends, and he was supposed to be watching my two-year old brother.  While we were mesmerized watching the game, my brother fell down a couple stairs and cut his lip just a little, and my mom cussed my dad out.  LOL.

R.I.P., Mr. Marchetti.  Good memories!

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For fellow Giants fans - I was also disappointed immediately after the draft. Now that I've had time for the emotions to settle, I feel a little better. Also, don't know if any of you are familiar with Big Blue Kickoff Live (on the Giants.com website and app). It's a daily call in show that their main media people do - kind of a podcast but it's initially live with callers. Anyway, they are fans of the team but they are really good about keeping level heads and making sense of why certain decisions were made. Listening to them has helped me. They don't have any insider scoop or anything like that, although they have some extra access to people. But I recommend listening if you are a fan. Some former players also work for them and do some of the shows, so that's fun. 

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Aaron Rodgers was an extra on Game of Thrones Sunday.  He got burned up with the rest of the city.

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Stealing a comment from the Internet:

The Knicks are the laughingstock of New York sports right now.  The Jets: “Hold my beer...”

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Three way race between Jets, Knicks and Giants for New York based laughingstock. Mets don't seem too bad this year.

I'm fascinated by guys like Gase and Hue Jackson whose main and possibly only skill is accumulating power within an organization rather than, like, coaching. Any type of coaching. They suck increasingly but continue to wield power within the organization until they have to fire him.

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Chris Long announced his retirement tonight.

Long played for St. Louis and won back to back Super Bowls playing for new england and Philadelphia as well as winning this years Walter Peyton Man of the Year.

Thanks Chris for helping to bring a Super Bowl championship to the Eagles will. Never forget you going down the parade route in a fake fur coat and a Allen Iverson Jersey.

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The NFL Network is showing something called The NFL Quarterback Challenge with the likes of Favre and McNair and Young and Dilfer and Kordell Stewart and Baltimore Ravens QB Jim Harbaugh and it is amazing.

I can’t quite pinpoint the year because I didn’t realize Young and McNair played at the same time but the NFL should go back to doing this.  They’ve made strides with the Pro Bowl Skills Challenge but this is all QB’s all the time.

Edit - as I am watching further maybe they can’t do this now, since the QB who wins one of the comps has to be able to throw 75 yards.  

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Bart Starr dead at 85.  Twitter is filled with tributes to his decency, his humanity, his class.  A great player, and a greater human being.  It's third and one - throw long, Bart.

Such a valiant fight with his recent health battles.  May he now rest in peace.  From his family's statement announcing his death:  "He had hoped to make one last trip to Green Bay to watch the Packers this fall, but he shall forever be there in spirit."  

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17 hours ago, Calvada said:

he shall forever be there in spirit."  

Always.

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The Steelers have two rocket scientists participating in OTAs this spring.

Back up QB Josh Dobbs, aerospace engineering University of Tennessee. And kicker Matthew Wright. Aeronautical engineering, University of Central Florida.

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23 hours ago, xaxat said:

The Steelers have two rocket scientists participating in OTAs this spring.

Back up QB Josh Dobbs, aerospace engineering University of Tennessee. And kicker Matthew Wright. Aeronautical engineering, University of Central Florida.

I would think the last thing you would want is a kicker who thinks too much, especially one who thinks too much about the way things fly through the air. 

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13 minutes ago, JTMacc99 said:

I would think the last thing you would want is a kicker who thinks too much, especially one who thinks too much about the way things fly through the air. 

Just the opposite, I think you would want someone who understands how yardage, angle to the uprights, wind conditions, and such all effect his kick.

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I think they meant when actually kicking. Like when a pitcher is having problems getting the ball over the plate - just throw the ball. It's muscle memory at that point. Practice is when you work on plant foot, etc. 

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34 minutes ago, ganesh said:

I think they meant when actually kicking. Like when a pitcher is having problems getting the ball over the plate - just throw the ball. It's muscle memory at that point. Practice is when you work on plant foot, etc. 

Exactly. Kickers are like baseball closers. They need to have short memories, unflappable personalities, and just be all muscle memory. Quarterbacks can be thinkers. Kickers need to be doers. 

Imo of course. 

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It's coming out that in Richie Icognito's last days with the Bills they had to increase security at the facility.    Not to bar him but just in case he showed up and caused trouble.   Incognito has since signed with the Raiders.   I can see no way this can go wrong.

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I can't get over that Richie Incognito was often a player they brought onto sports media shows when they'd need a player's perspective even after Bullygate. I'm not hallucinating that, right? It'd be like "Who's gonna win the AFC Championship? Let's ask blankety blank, blankety blank, and Richie Incognito". 

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Earlier today, I check the headlines at ESPN and see "Packers' LaFleur Suffers Torn Achilles" and my heart sinks, then I think wait a minute, who??  It took me a moment to realize it wasn't a player, but the head coach. 

On 5/30/2019 at 2:22 PM, merylinkid said:

It's coming out that in Richie Icognito's last days with the Bills they had to increase security at the facility.    Not to bar him but just in case he showed up and caused trouble.   Incognito has since signed with the Raiders.   I can see no way this can go wrong.

So this guy gets a job in the NFL before Colin Kaepernick?  

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1 hour ago, Calvada said:

So this guy gets a job in the NFL before Colin Kaepernick?  

The Department of Defense, who pays the NFL money to worship the flag, doesn't care if you kill, beat, shoot, or rape people, but you will fucking respect that flag to your dying fucking day and can shove the 1st amendment right up your ass if you think you're going to play in the NFL. Is it really that surprising? Icognito is the post modern Romanowski. They want mindless tanks. America. 

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Le’Veon Bell’s girlfriends vanish with $500K of his jewelry

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Two girlfriends of Jets star running back Le’Veon Bell stole more than half a million dollars in jewels from his Florida home, including a black panther pendant and a chain, authorities said Wednesday.

I'm pretty sure "girlfriend" is not the term you should be using in this case.

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8 hours ago, MarkHB said:

Reasons to smile...

Says who?

cheater, cheater, cheater...*

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In all seriousness, I can't help but respect Brady's talent and resilience. He's not my favorite person in the world, and the Patriots are cheaters, but that's another story. 

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Pffft.  Fuck him.  He’s annoying.

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16 hours ago, MarkHB said:

Reasons to smile...

Boy, language really does evolve; I didn't know "smile" and "vomit" were now synonyms.

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