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  1. rook

    Bring Back Snook!

    I remember the rock star term for Dandy Dom.
  2. rook

    Bring Back Snook!

    Don't attack our next FG kicker.
  3. rook

    Bring Back Snook!

    The board is so dead that even the Rays proposing to split between the Tampa area and Montreal receives a collective yawn of silence. I think the Bucs should rotate the team between the various strip clubs. The out of towners that invade the area during every Buccaneer home game will like the mule piss champagne.
  4. https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/27016429/sources-rays-explore-playing-montreal Jeff PassanESPN Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print The Tampa Bay Rays received permission from Major League Baseball's executive council to explore a plan in which they would play early-season home games in the Tampa Bay area and the remainder of the year in Montreal, sources familiar with the situation told ESPN. While the plan is in its nascent stages, the Rays have embraced the two-city solution as the most feasible to saving baseball in the Tampa Bay area after years of failed attempts to build a new stadium in the region, according to sources. The return of baseball to Montreal, which lost the Expos when they moved to Washington, D.C., and became the Nationals before the 2005 season, has long been speculated and has significant support among power brokers in the city, including Stephen Bronfman, the private-equity magnate whose father, Charles, was the Expos' original owner. Under the plan, the Rays would play in new stadiums in both the Tampa Bay area and Montreal, according to sources. The ability to play games early in the season in Florida would preclude the need for a domed stadium, cutting the cost of a new building. A month ago, Bronfman -- who along with Montreal businessman Mitch Garber has expressed interest in taking a minority stake in the Rays alongside owner Stuart Sternberg -- reached an agreement with a developer on a site in Montreal's Pointe-Saint-Charles neighborhood to potentially build a new stadium. The number of home games each city would receive has not been determined, according to sources. Significant hurdles remain for the plan to take root, sources said. Though two cities sharing a team isn't entirely novel -- the Expos played 22 home games in Puerto Rico in 2003, and in the NBA, Kansas City and Omaha split Kings home games in the 1970s -- the long-term viability of the plan remains in question. MLB's executive council, which includes Sternberg, nevertheless gave the Rays permission to explore the sister-city possibility during owners meetings Wednesday and Thursday, according to sources. For more than a decade, the Rays have sought to build a new stadium in Tampa or St. Petersburg, Florida, where they currently play at Tropicana Field. Their lease runs through 2027, and a Tampa Bay-Montreal dual-city plan would necessitate finding a stadium site in Florida as well. The timetable for any potential move likely depends on whether the Rays can strike a deal in the Tampa Bay area for a new stadium, according to sources. The Rays' average attendance of 14,546 is the second lowest in MLB despite their 43-31 record. Their opening-day payroll of around $65 million was among the lowest in baseball. Along with the difficulty in securing a new stadium, a paucity of local revenue and a poor local television deal, the Rays have been seen by other cities as a target for relocation -- a possibility, should the Tampa Bay-Montreal plan fail. A deal with Montreal would keep the Rays in Florida while potentially adding significant revenues to the franchise. Montreal offers a robust corporate base for sponsorships and a fervent fan base that could easily support what would amount to a half-season ticket plan. Other teams could object to the Rays occupying two geographical territories, though the support of the executive council to explore the possibility, sources said, constituted a significant step forward. It is too early in the process, sources said, to answer other questions, such as the name of the team or where playoff games would be held.
  5. Gaines Adams was not bad just not worth the 4th pick of the draft esp since Greg Stylez White might have been slightly better. One game I forgot Adams impact was the win against New Orleans where he hit Drew Brees and helped misdirect a pass to Phillip Buchanan. Juran Bolden was a big almost under rated addition in 2005 in the secondary. Alex Smith was drafted as a receiving TE but he blocked Julius Peppers better than any Bucs OT. Pittman must have injured ankles in 2002 as he went down easier that season easier than any other time in his career here. He had some awful tackles by mysterious blades of grass during the regular season. Cadillac Williams became a complete RB beyond the talent he had when drafted. His blocking and receiving skills really grew. Unfortunately the injuries made him less of the pure runner that the Bucs drafted in 2005.
  6. rook

    Evans Restructures

    May allow them to sign their draft picks without having to restructure with the Suh savings.
  7. rook

    So Winslow admitted to .....

    Liar. Raheem's place was a gentlemen's club with the finest strippers giving lap dances with Champagne made from the finest mule piss in France.
  8. I know the Rays won yesterday but Castillo made it feel like a loss even though he gets credit for a save. The Yankees are not fire as even winning the last two games of the White Sox series game them a 5-8 record in their last 13 games.
  9. The Yankees just bought Edward Encarcion who has hit 21 home runs in 65 games for the Mariners. if they were allowed multiple designated hitters, they could field an entire lineup of home run hitters especially when the people who are hurt come back from minor league rehab.
  10. Shh- Rays are in first place by a half game.
  11. Any one notice Pham and Kiermaier made plays at the Trop last night far tougher than Heredia and Garcia had Saturday and Sunday.
  12. Garcia's drop was the only fly ball called an error and that ended up not hurting the Rays. Both of Heredia's "non" errors led to 4 of the 5 Boston runs.
  13. I am just curious why the Rays left and right fielder had so much trouble judging the fly balls. Heredia was hideous yesterday in LF although officially they were not listed as errors. It cost us the four game sweep. Otherwise the pitching was outstanding and the Rays were hitting the long ball.
  14. More credible that Brady was protecting Manfred Mann more than he was Tom Seaver.
  15. cut at the first day of camp. The NFL network will run a week long special on the ASJ era of Patriot football. https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/26896216/pats-cut-te-seferian-jenkins-1st-day-camp -- The New England Patriots have released veteran tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins. Seferian-Jenkins had signed a modest one-year, $895,000 contract on April 10, and he was vying for a roster spot at a position where the Patriots are transitioning without the retired Rob Gronkowski. The contract included just $50,000 in guaranteed money.