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  1. I get that you're trying to break through the wall around their brain, but this is a 2d6 regular attack and their brains are tightly locked inside 20/20 hardened rDef to anything outside Fox et al.
  2. I wouldn't say it's both-sides-ism so much as Fox Newsitis.
  3. Probably work at least as well as Roger Moore.
  4. So are you saying Putin's real name is Blofeld?
  5. TO came out and blasted Garrett, but a) it's TO, so who cares, b) it's Garrett and almost everyone knows he has no clue, and last, c) Garrett is not the root problem, just the most obvious symptom. He's the hacking cough; Jerry's the lung cancer.
  6. This is the Cowboys. How many times in the last 5 years, has anyone said they've been well-coached?
  7. They had great college careers, but we're only now seeing the NFL adapt to what the college QBs do well. Surprising, yes, but not that shocking. Best prop bet for next week: over/under on total number of punts. Believe Howie Long suggested 3, Bradshaw was going Too high! Twould be a fun bet.
  8. Did George Lucas start coaching the Chargers' defense? Cuz it's certainly a Phantom Menace....
  9. Oh, joy. http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/25749860/language-new-coaches-contracts-hints-possible-nfl-work-stoppage-2021
  10. Is it just me, or is anyone else feeling out of sync? It's Sunday night...right?? Oh...
  11. Maybe. Did the guy run into the punter? Perhaps not. However, can the rusher undercut the punter like that, not giving him a clear landing area? That, I'm not sure, but overall I'd think that shouldn't be allowed. So even if the rusher didn't brush the punter's hip, I thought the call was OK.
  12. So much for taking the Colts and the points. And it's a near lock for the under at the 2 minute mark (it's 55 1/2). Who woulda figured the most effective unit on the field would be KC's defense? So Kermit stays alive while Goofy is out...
  13. Temp is not really an issue. It's 32. Granted, I bet it's a raw, damp kind of 32; but it's looking basically manageable. No snow falling, wind isn't too bad. All things considered it could be a WHOLE lot worse. Colts are just making too many mistakes on defense, and the offense is totally dead in the water. CRIPES. Colts just stop them on 4th and 5. Then the stupid lineman, WELL after the play, walks up to a ref and twerks. IDIOT. Pushed back from the 40 to the 25.
  14. Now there's a freak stat. Luck was 2nd in NFL in TD passes at 39. Mahomes beat him by *11*. That'ls like winning the Indy 500 by 2 laps.
  15. SO reports are Jags are looking at Kubiak. Well, he does nave a Super Bowl ring as HC, and 2 other very good seasons with the Texans. Still, he's had significant health issues, and of a type that become more likely and more serious with age, I think. (And the only reason your health gets better as you age is if you make significant lifestyle improvements.)
  16. Add in that Miller is not yet 30, so can reasonably be expected to have another 5 very good years. I agree it's hard to tell with Stafford, as big chunks of his numbers have come in garbage time. I can see trading Miller before he leaves, but the contract has 3 more years left. The last 2 are both club-option years, so that's some assurance against a catastrophic injury. Not likely, at Miller's age, that an injury would be career-ending, but it's not impossible.
  17. No, it wasn't targeted at you. I'm fundamentally suggesting it's the root of the problem, tho. "A good percentage of them are on defense" leads to...why are they not on offense? And keep peeling that back, recursively, until you get to the root. That root may well be the classic slur "blacks aren't smart enough to play QB."
  18. That sounds a WHOLE lot like "blacks aren't smart enough to play quarterback." Are they not qualified to be offensive coaches, or denied the chance?
  19. Yah, dipping down to a QB coach? He's got minimal experience as a college OC, but that's it. Can't even use the McVay comparison; McVay was OC fro the Redskins for 3 years first. That's a plausible, applicable track record. Still, the SERIOUS head-scratcher is Kliff Kingsbury. https://wtvr.com/2019/01/10/renowned-sportscaster-says-nfl-teams-are-racist-when-it-comes-to-hiring-coaches/ The racist aspect of the owners, well, that's not news. Heard it before, we're gonna keep on hearing it. But Kingsbury's hire is, to say the least, suspect. If he's such a QB whisperer and offensive genius...how did he manage to have a losing record at A&M...with Patrick Mahomes?
  20. We had the exact same issue in the "favorite archetype" thread a while back. Several of them led to confusion and/or further explanation. When you say scrapper, I think a street fighter. Never spent a day in a fancy-prancy prissy-ass SCHOOL to learn this; would punch you in the mouth if you called him a martial artist. Doesn't mean he doesn't have his own set of exceptionally well-developed and effective moves. Probably doesn't block...might feint tho, and call ya a sucker when you fall for it. But he might have the exact same build. Even down to the same 1 or 2 dice of combat luck. HIS is defined as "finding whatever's around to mess with the other guy"...sand in the face, slip a rug out, and so on. Your martial artist might define it as reading the opponent.
  21. In something a bit less disgusting....... In tennis news, Andy Murray has said in an interview that this Aussie Open (starts in 2 days) may be his last tournament...period. He has basically been shelved since his hip problems became too severe in the summer of 2017. Tennis Channel is quoting him from an interview: "Even putting shoes and socks on is causing pain." He was never my favorite; too moody, a little too whiny. That said: his biggest enemy was himself . You can never argue his passion. Youch. I would never have predicted he'd be forced off the scene before Nadal, altho I'm concerned Rafa's got very little time left either. He had to pull out of pre-AO events...after the end-year layoff. That does not bode well that he can even play through the clay court season. Murray's only 31.
  22. Better hope there isn't another problem with lettuce, too. Or some other large-scale food contamination problem.
  23. Which is why I'm thinking that McConnell's fate as Majority Leader may well be tied to Trump getting what he wants here. This is gonna continue for a while. It's very much sounding like Trump's getting ready to play the National Emergency card too. I'm thinking that's inevitable at this point, as neither side will move. And then we will have hit the biggest Constitutional crisis in our history, IMO, and the biggest crisis as a country since the Civil War.
  24. That's what is required to override his veto, so probably that is what will be needed. Right now, no, that won't happen. That said, if the Republican Senators get sufficiently fed up/hear enough from their constituents, it may become possible. The Republicans have to look to 2020. Maybe they won't lose certain seats...but I can see a LOT of incumbents in "safe" districts losing in primaries. Plus any even remotely contested seat will probably go to the Democrats. A side thought here. It's been opined that Trump's political future is fundamentally on the line here; if he loses on the wall, he can kiss his re-election goodbye. That's part of what's driving the intransigence, altho not all of it. But he may not be the only one. McConnell's future as Majority Leader might be as well. He's Trump's right hand man on this, blocking the Senate from doing anything.
  25. Marketing to China probably relates to it being a massively undertargeted market. No matter the flick, there's only so much growth potential in the US market.
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