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Everything posted by JOEinPHX

  1. And is Brady sneering at us? I just don't trust that guy.
  2. On an unrelated note, Ryan Jensen is not pretty.
  3. I'm not worried about COVID-19. I just swallowed a handful of hydroxychloroquine, washed it down with bleach, and shoved a UV lamp up my ass. I have it on good authority that these are all effective preventive measures - just can't remember if I heard it from Trump or Fauci.
  4. Who woulda thunk Brady would get off on the wrong foot (twice) and Gronk would get off on the right one?
  5. Hated him at Purdue, where he did all kinds of damage to my Buckeyes. Was very happy to see him turn pro. One of my all-time favorites after that.
  6. Two more traits not mentioned, one plus, one minus. The plus is that he's a solid receiver out of the backfield - always a good thing and something the Bucs need. The minus is that he's been deficient in pass protection from day one, and never got good (or even average) at it. Something the Bucs definitely don't need. And finally, he badly overvalues himself. Maybe he and Winston have the same agent.
  7. Our morning paper has a 'Sports on TV' listing, and there's great news. We have a plethora of exciting sports events available on television. ESPN2 has Korean baseball between the LG Twins and NC Dinos, with an encore showing if you miss the first broadcast. Then there's the UFC 249 Prelims. Nothing says 'back to normal' like a couple' roid cases trying to gouge each others eye out. And finally, the piece de resistance, the Johnsonville Cornhole Championships from Rock Hill, South Carolina. Can't wait for this one, though I personally thought the championships would be held in a more cornholing-friendly state like West Virginia. And sadly, this event is pre-recorded, so it won't have all the drama and intensity of live cornholing.
  8. You're right of course. I'm not really comfortable pretending to have intellectual capabilities, but circumstances seem to have forced it on us.
  9. To me, equating a person who willfully risks contracting or passing along a potentially fatal disease sounds like a fair comparison to 'an automatic weapons toting band of lunatics'. Keep them out of your zone? Check the statistics on people who are crossing state lines to go to a bar, restaurant or barber shop. Individual accountability hasn't been throttled in this nation. Too many years of being told that we live in the greatest nation on earth at the end of every political speech has simply made us arrogant beyond accountability. That and the absurd belief that an eternal afterlife of bliss awaits us anyhow. Meanwhile. I expect no meaningful leadership from POTUS. Certainly not on this issue. He's already demonstrated that it isn't in his repertoire.
  10. Pandemicists predict a 40-70% infection rate in the absence of effective social distancing and stay-at-home orders (which either don't exist or are in the process of being lifted), and without a vaccine or effective curative (neither of which currently exists). If you split the difference and go with 55%, that's roughly 180 million American infected. And while it's very difficult to get at reliable statistics for lethality, the CDC currently calls it at 4.3% in the US. This particular math says that 7.76 million Americans will die from COVID-19. Maybe those numbers hold up, and maybe they don't, but they beg the question: Why the fuck would anyone want to go to a damn football game? Or play in one for that matter. As a '20 or 30 year old healthy athlete', do you really want to risk carrying COVID-19 home to your wife and children? It's going to take a disaster of epic proportions for people to wise up. It always does.
  11. The non-conference opponents at home (Packers, Vikings, Chiefs, Chargers, Rams) look a lot tougher than the away opponents (Lions, Bears, Broncos, Raiders, Giants). That's gotta be a good thing - RayJay will probably rock a little louder than usual this season, assuming there are fans in the stands.
  12. And you know there were footballs in that duffel - underinflated footballs!
  13. The notion that teams sign guys to pick their brains re their former team is nonsense. Playbooks across the league are almost identical - only the verbiage changes. There's enough video and history for any team to make reasonable guesses about what an opposing coach will do. Still, I like the idea that the Saints would find that particular cupboard empty.
  14. Perfect replacement for Jack Cichy.
  15. This could actually turn out to be a semi-serious fuck-up. https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2020/04/23/tom-bradys-accidental-trespass-creates-other-potential-problems/ Tom Brady’s accidental trespass creates other potential problems Posted by Mike Florio on April 23, 2020, 1:18 PM EDT Getty Images The rules apparently don’t apply to #Tommy. Earlier this week, the folks in Tampa tiptoed around new Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady‘s violation of Florida’s stay-at-home order by simply asking him to leave a closed public park, while also bending over backward to make it clear that he was “sighted” not “cited” there. Now comes the news that, on April 7, Brady accidentally wandered into a Tampa house while trying to find the home belonging to Buccaneers offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich. TMZ.com has the story, and it’s a funny one. Said David Kramer to TMZ.com, “I literally was just sitting here and I watch this tall guy just walk into my house. He didn’t even look at me. He just like dropped his duffel bags down on the floor and just kind of like looked up at me and I’ll never forget the look on his face. . . . He just goes, ‘Am I in the wrong house?!'” Brady was in the wrong house, and even though being “sighted” there won’t result in him being “cited” by the authorities, Brady’s explanation could result in the team being “cited,” not “sighted,” by the league. ESPN.com confirmed the incident, and reports (i.e., passes along the self-serving leak from the Buccaneers) that “Brady and Leftwich were trying to follow social distancing guidelines, having Brady come to pick up materials from his new coach rather than meeting with him.” It doesn’t matter, under NFL rules. As one source explained it to PFT, players cannot meet with coaches at any time prior to the start of the offseason program. Meetings outside the building are even more problematic, because in many cases those meetings can happen without detection. “Totally illegal,” the source said. “They should be fined. Plus, I bet those duffel bags had footballs in them.” In other words, the source suspects that Brady fully intended not only to meet with Leftwich but also to participate in some sort of workout in which Leftwich would have been directly involved. There’s another problem with Brady’s accidental trespass. Florida’s belated stay-at-home order became effective on April 3, four days before Brady failed to stay at home for reasons that definitely do not amount to essential purposes. For the same reason other NFL players have been called out for violating stay-at-home orders aimed at slowing the spread of a deadly virus, Brady should be called out, too. And none of this is a surprise. Rumors and speculation have been rampant in league and media circles that Tampa is taking a “no f–ks given” approach to compliance with the rules regarding both the pursuit of Brady and the effort to get him up to speed for the 2020 season, even if violations of stay-at-home orders will make it harder to have a 2020 season. The NFL has not responded to an email requesting confirmation or clarification regarding whether Brady’s meeting with Leftwich violates offseason rules. Likewise, the Buccaneers did not immediately respond to a text message sent to the team’s P.R. director seeking comment.
  16. Looks like Brady is 'Florida Man' already.
  17. I was pleased to see that. Not that any of the drivel from this board could ever find its way back to them, but it would be nice to think we put a bug up somebody's ass..
  18. Gotta admit, when I saw 'thug QB' and 'Tampa' in the same sentence, Brady wasn't the first name that popped into my head.
  19. My son remembers her very fondly. Both his children received pillows from the Pillow Lady - she made them in recognition of their births. How she even knew about it remains a mystery.
  20. This is what bothers me about guys who say their wife is their best friend. When was the last time you had to beg your best friend for a blowjob?
  21. They did, which makes the owners look just that much more pathetic.
  22. I'm sick to death of billionaires making paltry token contributions - typically an infinitesimal fraction of their net worth, estimated at $4.7B for the Glazers - and then trumpeting their commitment to the community. Article from PFT below: The owners of the Buccaneers have donated $100,000 to relief causes on each side of Tampa Bay. The Glazer family committed $100,000 to the Fighting Chance Fund. The emergency grant was created to serve St. Petersburg’s locally owned and independently operated small businesses impacted by COVID-19. The owners also contributed $100,000 to a fund operated by the City of Tampa to help with rent and utility payments during the pandemic. The Fighting Chance Fund is an emergency grant in the form of $5,000 awarded to impacted businesses and $500 to individuals. “During these difficult days, there are many needs that require immediate action to ensure the safety and well-being of so many throughout our region,” Darcie Glazer Kassewitz said in a statement, via Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times. “We are committed to helping communities throughout Tampa Bay get through these difficult times by providing support and hope for better days to come.” https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2020/04/15/buccaneers-owners-donate-to-tampa-st-petersburg-relief-funds/ And while I'm on my soap box, I'm sick to death of the 'We're all in this together' commercials from every lame-ass shyster attorney out there, all angling for a piece of the post-pandemic lawsuit free-for-all. You know it's coming.
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