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About tommccabe

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  • Birthday 12/12/1979

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  • What are your interests? Hobbies? cheese of the bleu and provalone varieties
  • What do you do for a living? visual merchandiser

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  1. tommccabe added a topic in New York Jets Message Board   

    Jet Friendly Sports Bar in Boston?
    Have to travel to Boston for the week, so I will unfortunately have to watch the game in unfriendly territory. I'm staying just north of the city, in Burlington, and am looking for a place to watch the game.

    I came across this meetup page where it seems that Jet fans are getting together at a place in Cambridge called Tommy Doyle's ( Anyone from JN going to that? Would be good to know that I'm not walking into a trap!
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  2. tommccabe added a post in a topic Which player did Cimini send this text to?   

    My sources tell me that Cimini was texting Bubby Brister.
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  3. tommccabe added a post in a topic Cimini: ESPN Rankings: Lucky No. 7 For Jets   

    My favorite part about the rankings are the comments with each selection on the ESPN site:

    7. Jets - With 12 Pro Bowl position players, the Jets are loaded to challenge the Pats. (Clayton)
    9. Patriots - Who keeps the Patriots ahead of every other AFC East team? Tom Brady. (Clayton)

    Looks like someone at ESPN failed math if the #9 team is ahead of the #7 team.
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  4. tommccabe added a post in a topic Kerry Rhodes hurt?   

    from the AP sportswriter covering the Jets, at this morning's practice:

    S Kerry Rhodes (knee) was out there for #Jets, not looking hobbled at all. DE Shaun Ellis was also practicing with cast around left hand. 6 minutes ago from web
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  5. tommccabe added a post in a topic Great - Funny - Fun - Favre Video   

    Funny video, funny guy.

    The most ironic part is the ESPN ticket at 2:13 in the video:

    "Jets QB Brooks Bollinger will start Sunday vs. Saints"
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  6. tommccabe added a post in a topic My report from Today   

    If Brett stopped to sign any autographs after practice today, there would have been a mob scene and people would have been hurt. I'm not kidding. It didn't seem like those in charge were able to handle the thousands of people that turned out today. The handful of campus police officers on bikes weren't going to be able to hold back a thousand people trying to get an autograph.
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  7. tommccabe added a topic in New York Jets Message Board   

    Even my dog is pumped for today's game.
    I warned him what he was getting into when he came into the family.


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  8. tommccabe added a post in a topic Bill Walsh loses battle with Leukemia (merged 2X)   

    Sad news.. just coming out now:

    Bill Walsh Dies After Battle With Leukemia

    Bill Walsh, former head coach of the San Francisco 49ers, died Monday following a battle with leukemia, a source told KCRA 3.

    Walsh died at about 11 a.m. at home, officials said.

    Walsh was head coach with the 49ers from 1979 to 1988. Prior to that, he served as an assistant coach with the Oakland Raiders, Cincinnati Bengals and San Diego Chargers.

    A source said Walsh's family was at his side shortly before his death.
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  9. tommccabe added a topic in New York Jets Message Board   

    Jonathan Carter arrested for assault
    Former Giants/Jets player arrested for assault

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  10. tommccabe added a topic in New York Jets Message Board   

    One More Try for Wadsworth | AP
    The Associated Press has this article on today's wire:

    One More Try for Wadsworth
    Former Seminole All-American not quite ready to give up football yet.

    AP Sports Writer

    HEMPSTEAD, N.Y.- Nearly seven years have passed since Andre Wadsworth last appeared in the NFL, and six since he was told he would never play again.

    Yet there he was on the New York Jets' sideline, helmet in hand, awaiting his next set of plays. After 13 knee operations, Wadsworth is healthy enough to compete for an outside linebacker position with the Jets.

    "I love football," Wadsworth, 32, said after a voluntary team workout. "Why do people think it's crazy to do this? I know in life you can be a businessman or whatever you want to do after football. You can do it until you die. But in football, you can't do it until you die."

    Wadsworth, you may remember, was a Florida State star and the No. 3 overall pick by the Arizona Cardinals in the 1998 draft. Hampered by knee problems, he appeared in just 36 games for the Cardinals in three seasons.

    In 2001, Arizona opted to not pick up the last three years of his six-year, $42.1 million contract and released him. The odds seemed stacked against him when medical professionals said he'd never play again.

    "Every doctor said it," Wadsworth said. "I mean, every doctor."

    During his brief pro career, he racked up 119 tackles, eight sacks, three fumble recoveries and one interception - off Dan Marino. He'd love to add to those numbers.

    "Even though I officially retired and I never could play again because of my injuries, I never put it out of my mind," Wadsworth said. "My agent and everybody knew I'd never put it out of my mind. The only way it'll ever get out of my mind is if I was 40 ... or maybe 37 or 38."

    That gives Wadsworth, whose knees "are coming along," at least five seasons to make it all the way back. But he's competing against at least 32 players on the Jets' preseason roster who weren't even in college when Wadsworth played his last down in the NFL.

    If he makes the team and plays, Wadsworth would be a heavy favorite to follow Chad Pennington as the league's comeback player of the year.

    "It's not about proving wrong," he said. "You've got to believe in miracles. It's about being blessed and making the impossible happen."

    Wadsworth is familiar with overcoming obstacles. Told he couldn't play at a Division I school, he walked on to the Florida State team. Told he'd never see any playing time, Wadsworth became a starter after his first year with the Seminoles. Informed he couldn't play nose tackle at the next level, he moved to defensive end and was a first-round draft pick.

    "In life, you can't take no for an answer," he said. "Call me stubborn or not, but that's the way I live my life."

    Wadsworth appears in terrific shape, and one would never guess he hasn't played football in years. During retirement, he bought six car dealerships - BMWs, Porsches and Volkswagens - with two shops in Gainesville, three in Ocala and one in Destin.

    "When we talked to him, it was almost a case of trying to talk him out of coming back," Jets coach Eric Mangini said. "The guy has a very successful business. He's done very well in terms of setting up the next phase of his life.

    "This is something that he was determined to try. In interviewing him and getting to know him, he was so impressive that as much as we tried to scare him off and get him to reconsider, he was too determined."

    NFL seasons came and went without Wadsworth, but his passion for the sport never wavered.

    "The itch has never left. It's just like a cast, an itch in your cast that you can't scratch," he said. "That's what I have. I couldn't scratch it because I was hurt.

    "There's a lot of rust to get off. It feels good to be with the guys, the coaches, be in the locker room, the camaraderie - the whole thing."

    Wadsworth was a defensive end in his first stint in the NFL, but he's setting up at outside linebacker for the Jets.
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  11. tommccabe added a post in a topic JetNation Podcast   

    Hey all-

    The new edition of the podcast is online:

    Download it and take a listen! Great work, Gregg.
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  12. tommccabe added a post in a topic Never too late to play ball   

    WNBC had footage of this game yesterday. Not only are these guys still playing, but some of them can really crack a bat still. Amazing.
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  13. tommccabe added a topic in New York Jets Message Board   

    Colts Player arrested on marijuana charge
    From the Asbury Park Press:

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  14. tommccabe added a post in a topic OT: Jarhead   

    haven't seen the movie but i read and loved the book. but after reading the book i don't think it would translate well to the big screen at all (depending on how true to the book they stay). it's not an action film, but it is a great story and a great book.

    there's two great books based on the current situation in the mid east, one is "generation kill" written by evan wright who was embedded with the first recon marines. the second is "one bullet away" which is written by nathaniel fick who was the lieutenant that wright was embedded with. first recon was one of the lead units on the march north through iraq and i highly recommend these books.

    or if you want to wait, both should definietely be made into movies. i am pretty sure that "generation kill" has been optioned by hbo for a mini series, like band of brothers, but i am not positive on that.

    with that said, i'll still go see jarhead because i'd like to see how it compares to the book.
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  15. tommccabe added a post in a topic SOCOM 3 - 4+ days   

    How do you guys like the game so far?

    I love it. I am almost done with the first group of missions in single player (North Africa). I think I have one more mission to go before I move on to the second group.

    Online, I think there are a few quirks that will be fixed with a server side patch (stats not registering properly, sometimes not being able to change your weapon after rounds) but I am hooked. The new maps, vehicles, and new weapon/attatchment system are all so great. I am hooked.

    Has anyone seen the night vision? It is sick - so much better than S2. That coupled with the thermal scope makes for some sick predator style action.

    My username is don_mattingly.
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