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On 5/8/2020 at 4:24 PM, xaxat said:

I remember when the other leagues were still talking about quarantining entire teams and staff in hotels to start the season off virus free. Someone (maybe on twitter?) said, "You can keep the players in, but good luck keeping the ladies out."

Truer words have never been spoken!!

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13 hours ago, Dejana said:

Apparently, Earl was in one bedroom and the brother was in a different room with another woman. Clandestine hookups when you are married with kids are still a bad idea in these times! 

 

well that makes it sooooooo much better.    Not the brightest bulb in the chandelier there.

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The Dallas Cowboys could fall in a pit of fire to never be heard from again and I would shed one single tear, but Dak seems like a good dude and it’s not his fault who drafted him.

So whose Cheerios did he piss in to have everyone turn on him?  Suddenly he’s not that great?  He should be worried about Andy Dalton taking his job if he doesn’t sign for whatever peanuts Jerry throws at him?

W.  T.  F.  

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27 minutes ago, mojoween said:

The Dallas Cowboys could fall in a pit of fire to never be heard from again and I would shed one single tear, but Dak seems like a good dude and it’s not his fault who drafted him.

So whose Cheerios did he piss in to have everyone turn on him?  Suddenly he’s not that great?  He should be worried about Andy Dalton taking his job if he doesn’t sign for whatever peanuts Jerry throws at him?

W.  T.  F.  

Three guesses.   In what way --- besides winning a playoff game is Dak different from Tony Romo?   How is he different from every other Cowboy QB, except Quincy Carter?  Quincy Carter was cut rather quickly.   No other QB was asked to take a pay cut because being the Dallas Cowboy QB allows so many marketing opportunities you can make up the salary.

Another point, Jerruh likes to go directly to players to get a deal done that they tell the agent to accept.   Dak has said "talk to my agent."  

 

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So much for the Giants having a good offseason.  Dumb asshole is going to be catnip for content-starved sports media tomorrow.

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11 hours ago, mojoween said:

So much for the Giants having a good offseason.  Dumb asshole is going to be catnip for content-starved sports media tomorrow.

Yeah he and his buddy on the Seahawks are at the party, everyone recognizes them so they rob them.   The third robber, who probably no one knows, is the only wear to wear a ski mask.   Real bright guys.

Oh and the getaway cars?   Lamborghini, Mercedes and BMW.   Because THOSE blend in real well.

Idiots all around.

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Me when my phone gave me the alert yesterday of "NY Giants CB Baker ... ARMED ROBBERY"

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9 hours ago, merylinkid said:

Idiots all around.

Well, that was evident even before whatever the hell went on with the guns and jewelry, since instead of staying the fuck at home during a pandemic, they were partying (at least two within the span of several days) around the greater Miami area.

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That robbery was some straight up gansta shit. It sounds like a scene from New Jack City.

 

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20 hours ago, catlover79 said:

I grew up in east Texas and know a few members of his family and let me say, this is pretty much par for the course. I haven't seen them in years, but they were really into making moonshine in their backyards when I was a teen. You can imagine how much that does for your liver and brain cells. 

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I was super invested in ESPN’s 10 part Michael Jordan documentary.

I cannot say “oh FUCK no” fast enough to ESPN’s 2021 nine part Tom Brady docuseries.

I am really looking forward to absolutely not watching the hell out of that trash.

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19 hours ago, mojoween said:

I was super invested in ESPN’s 10 part Michael Jordan documentary.

I cannot say “oh FUCK no” fast enough to ESPN’s 2021 nine part Tom Brady docuseries.

I am really looking forward to absolutely not watching the hell out of that trash.

But we'll learn so much! Like did you know he wasn't drafted 'til the 6th Round?!?

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Don't worry. I'll be sure to give an exhaustive point by point recap of this series here when it airs.

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23 hours ago, mojoween said:

I cannot say “oh FUCK no” fast enough to ESPN’s 2021 nine part Tom Brady docuseries.

I would stare at my wall for nine hours before I'd watch that.

Hell, I would watch Titanic, The English Patient, and Gone With the Wind back-to-back before I'd watch that.

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I completely get a Brady documentary is going to be a chore. They're going to spend at least an hour on 3-27. Please, please please, get a humidifier so you don't choke, 

 

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On 5/21/2020 at 11:55 PM, mojoween said:

I was super invested in ESPN’s 10 part Michael Jordan documentary.

I cannot say “oh FUCK no” fast enough to ESPN’s 2021 nine part Tom Brady docuseries.

I am really looking forward to absolutely not watching the hell out of that trash.

If it takes as many apparently accidental swipes at Brady as The Last Dance did at Jordan, it might be entertaining. But it's likely to be a worshipful paean to the wonders of Brady and his perfect dream existence.

God, I hope the Bucs fucking suck this year. Half the NFL media seem to be crowning them as genuine contenders without a single critical thought. 

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6 hours ago, Danny Franks said:

I was super invested in ESPN’s 10 part Michael Jordan documentary.

I cannot say “oh FUCK no” fast enough to ESPN’s 2021 nine part Tom Brady docuseries.

I am really looking forward to absolutely not watching the hell out of that trash.

I rather be locked in a room full of bedbugs & skunks than watch the Tom Brady docuseries. He's not done playing yet, so I just don't see what is point of them doing it now instead of waiting 10 years from now. 

6 hours ago, Danny Franks said:

God, I hope the Bucs fucking suck this year. Half the NFL media seem to be crowning them as genuine contenders without a single critical thought. 

I'm surprised that ESPN & those clowns on Undisputed haven't yet brought up the possibility of a Bucs - Cowboys NFC Championship game or Brady vs Rodgers in the NFC Championship game.

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Because they are waiting to collectively orgasm over a New England vs Tampa Bay Super Bowl in Tampa.

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I would rather staple by own testicles to a live hornets nest while simultaneously having my eyes gouged out with a dull knife and listen to Gilbert Godfried recite the dictionary than suffer through a single moment of even a commercial for a 9 part Tom Brady superbowl miniseries. 

Also in the "I am shocked!" department :

https://www.foxnews.com/sports/ryan-leaf-arrested-domestic-battery

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I don't even have testicles but now I'm in pain. 😵

 

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17 hours ago, DrSpaceman73 said:

Yeah, the Crime in Sports podcast did an episode on Leaf a couple of years ago and their words on his apparent turnaround and ascent to Redeemed Figure were 'let's just wait and see, shall we?'

Even if he's found guilty of this, I bet Leaf still turns up again on sports media TV before someone like Ray Rice does. It seems like certain guys get chance after chance, no matter how badly they screw up.

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Really? I want the tea on what happened between Bill Belichick and Tom Brady, and also wonder if ESPN is really going to talk about deflategate.

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25 minutes ago, Growsonwalls said:

Really? I want the tea on what happened between Bill Belichick and Tom Brady, and also wonder if ESPN is really going to talk about deflategate.

I don't think the Belichick vs Brady stuff will be that juicy. Bill wanted to move Brady on and keep Garoppolo, because that was the better long term move, but Brady didn't like that and Kraft pulled rank to trade Garoppolo instead.

And once Brady's contract was up, I think Bill just decided it was better for the organisation to let a 42 year old QB walk, no matter what his record has been.

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Brady's production company (because of course he has one) is making this hagiography documentary in conjunction with ESPN and Gotham Chopra's Religion of Sports; any tea spilled will keel in all but one direction.

(I understand ESPN gave Michael Jordan some measure of "creative control", and he still didn't come out smelling like a rose [I haven't watched it yet], but Tom Brady will be an executive producer.  That's a different ballgame.  And he's a different asshole.)

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2 minutes ago, Bastet said:

Brady's production company (because of course he has one) is making this hagiography documentary in conjunction with ESPN and Gotham Chopra's Religion of Sports; any tea spilled will keel in all but one direction.

(I understand ESPN gave Michael Jordan some measure of "creative control", and he still didn't come out smelling like a rose [I haven't watched it yet], but Tom Brady will be an executive producer.  That's a different ballgame.  And he's a different asshole.)

Idk. Michael Jordan's documentary sat in the vault because he wouldn't sign the release to the video footage and the producer of that doc is his longtime friend. And if you watch The Last Dance he comes across like a total asshole.

I'm hoping the Brady docs will be of the 30 for 30 caliber. I adore the 30 for 30 docs even though some of them are hagiographic as well.

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On 5/23/2020 at 8:56 PM, DrSpaceman73 said:

I would rather staple by own testicles to a live hornets nest while simultaneously having my eyes gouged out with a dull knife and listen to Gilbert Godfried recite the dictionary than suffer through a single moment of even a commercial for a 9 part Tom Brady superbowl miniseries. 

I'm still not sure how you feel about this, @DrSpaceman. 😉

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I was pleased that Peyton Manning finally beat Tom Brady, even if he had to resort to a different sport to do so.

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The paper yesterday had a story about The Match and there was a picture of Tom, and the caption said “Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady” and I had to read it twice because I could not figure out what team they were talking about and I thought the caption writer made a mistake.  I know they are technically correct, but it’s still weird.

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Looks like the league is passing on 4th and 15 and the Sky Judge.  Meh on the Sky Judge, though I sorta wanted to see if a team down 3 possessions with 60 seconds left could win outright in regulation.  Personally I think it would've been great if the rules hit overtime where a team that won the toss could kick a FG, then convert 4th and 15 and that's it

 

I'll pass on the Brady documentary.  As mentioned, it's way too soon.  Yet it's totally unsurprising that ESPN would go for it so soon, and of course it had to be Tom.  Not sure I would watch it in 2040 either for several reasons but it's just one of those things where something so good like Jordan and the last dance is emulated to the point where an idea is run directly to the ground

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Let's be honest. Odds are that the Tom Brady documentary will be less like The Last Dance and more like a TB12 infomercial with football in the background.

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On 5/21/2020 at 3:55 PM, mojoween said:

I was super invested in ESPN’s 10 part Michael Jordan documentary.

I cannot say “oh FUCK no” fast enough to ESPN’s 2021 nine part Tom Brady docuseries.

I am really looking forward to absolutely not watching the hell out of that trash.

I agree and I'm a Patriots fan originally from Boston. I like Tom, but I can't see a nine part series on him being particularly compelling. Also, the Patriots are a pretty sedate bunch in terms of personality. There isn't going to be any good drama, and the juicy stuff (Hernandez, deflate-gate, spy-gate) will either be treated with kid gloves or skipped over altogether. It'll basically be a nine-hour highlight reel, and there's already a bazillion of those on YouTube. Hard pass.

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Some Black Lives Matter conflict spilling into the gridiron. Drew Brees made some controversial comments and some NFL players really didn't like it:

 

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Bomani Jones made a great point when he said that he can’t believe that it sounds like Drew is saying how *he* feels about the flag and his grandfathers going off to war is how *everyone* should feel about the flag.

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Malcolm Jenkins speaks out regarding Brees' remarks.

 

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1 hour ago, mojoween said:

Bomani Jones made a great point when he said that he can’t believe that it sounds like Drew is saying how *he* feels about the flag and his grandfathers going off to war is how *everyone* should feel about the flag.

I've said the only difference between Bomani and the late Ralph Wiley is a bit of age. He's really been making strides during this quarantine.

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The worst part about all of this is once again, some more, the focus has switched to WHAT Colin did rather than WHY he did it.

Groundhog Day was not supposed to be a primer for life, people.

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53 minutes ago, Sew Sumi said:

Malcolm Jenkins speaks out regarding Brees' remarks.

 

Damn, that was good.

In other refusing to get it news, Broncos coach Vic Fangio doesn't think racism exists in the NFL

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"I think our problems in the NFL along those lines are minimal. We're a league of meritocracy. You earn what you get, you get what you earn. I don't see racism at all in the NFL, I don't see discrimination in the NFL," Fangio told reporters Tuesday when asked about his experiences in the league over the past four decades. "We all live together, joined as one, for one common goal, and we all intermingle and mix tremendously. If society reflected an NFL team, we'd all be great."

The only way not to see it is to refuse to see it.

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Fangio apologized, but it was too little, too late 

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Martellus Bennett is speaking some serious truth on Twitter tonight about all this.

 

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I must admit I'm surprised at Drew Brees.  It's not so much what he said but WHEN HE SAID IT. This is possibly the WORST TIME EVER to make some sort of "Kap disrespected the flag" statement considering, you know, Kap might have taken a knee to the flag but a man actually died after Derek Chauvin pressed HIS knees to George Floyd's neck for 8 minutes. Brees has a right to his politics, he has a right to be very conservative and patriotic. But right now he's being an incredibly shitty teammate and afaik no other NFL player has said anything remotely as tactless and insensitive. Boo. 

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It's a fundamental, and at this point quite willful, mischaracterization of what staying seated and later kneeling in protest during the national anthem was about, and what it will be about if it resumes when NFL play does.

Kaepernick and those who joined him were never protesting against Brees's grandpas or anyone else in the military.  They were protesting against the ongoing systemic oppression of people of color in this country, including police brutality against black people, during the pre-game singing of the national anthem. They were saying such oppression, including lethal examples of racism, betrays America's claimed purpose and promise, so they're going to use this weekly moment to protest it, to encourage those working against it, and invite more people to unite in opposition and change so that the America lauded in the anthem ritual is one actually deserving of universal pride.

This has been stated by Kaepernick and others in great detail and numerous times over the past four years.  There can be no innocent misunderstanding.  For Brees to characterize this particular means of protest as wrong, and specifically to accuse his fellow players of "disrespecting" this country by engaging in it?  It's not just when he said it.  It's what he said.  Protest is every bit as American as the anthem or the flag.  But some of his fellow players lost their livelihoods for doing it.  And he's going to call them out, challenge their patriotism, their very validity as Americans?  It's what he said!  He's very much part of the problem.

Like Jenkins said in the video he originally posted, which was deleted and replaced with the one linked above saying generally the same things to him:

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To stay silent when your peers are screaming from the mountain top, "We need help, our communities are under siege and we need help!" and what you're telling us is, "Don't ask for help that way, ask for it a different way; I can't listen to it when you ask that way."  We're done asking, Drew.  And people who share your sentiments, who express those and push them throughout the world and airways, are the problem.

 

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6 hours ago, Bastet said:

To stay silent when your peers are screaming from the mountain top, "We need help, our communities are under siege and we need help!" and what you're telling us is, "Don't ask for help that way, ask for it a different way; I can't listen to it when you ask that way."  We're done asking, Drew.  And people who share your sentiments, who express those and push them throughout the world and airways, are the problem.

Just because this can't be said enough.     

 

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So.  What are the chances in the next few weeks we get a retirement notification from New Orleans?

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On the other hand

I can’t get all of his statement to show, it’s pretty long.

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