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Everything posted by THE BARON

  1. How many years in a row do Belichick & his Patriots have to suck before their mystique vanishes ?
  2. Wilson is not just a football player. He's not just playing to win or lose. Media & money are the compelling bits here. Brand names like NFL and NY Jets and so on. It is profit driven. His looks are part of the marketing mix and the viewer/consumer experience. Remember Broadway Joe ??? Is he in the *NFL HOF more for his brilliant statistics or for his persona, charisma and good looks ??? The NFL is profit/media driven entertainment first and foremost.
  3. Yes. EXACTLY. Now you got it Guys from my cave don't wear Flintstone animal skins. We go with Barney Rubble digs. We notice what skins your sportin'. Come to our cave in Flintstone gear and you'll get the business end of my club. Appearances are noticed, evaluated, judged within a social and situational context. Always.
  4. Not new. Older than modern man. As old as the first caveman that bashed another caveman over the head with a bone because he was from another cave.
  5. Indeed. Beyond that, humans are primates with instincts and tendencies. Noticing and responding to appearances is and always will be part of the human condition. It plays a central role in procreation and civilization in general. The "trivialities" of outward appearance including both the natural (physical/body characteristics) and the contrived (dress and cosmetics) play a central role in how humans react to and with each other. It is one of the components of tribalism and in-group preference along with things like religion, language, political philosophies and what football team you ide
  6. Very clinical. Most impressive commentary. Amazing what you come across in a football forum. I've enjoyed and benefited greatly from this discourse.
  7. Recognition and perception of aesthetics is part of the human condition. Consider Jane Goodall's research and how it applies to other primates. Humans are cognitively superior chimpanzees with planet killing technologies and pretty boy quarterbacks.
  8. For myself, I dig it all. Since I'm a Jets fan and have been for a LONG time, I don't want to get too excited for another let down. but he's got some really intriguing tools. His delivery is faster than Marino's, his footwork and mobility are tremendous and his ability to throw from any angle in any direction appears to match Mahomes. BUT.... This is all tape from college and practice. We don't have a shred of tape from a pro game. That's what I'm waiting for before I go off half-cocked
  9. Haha... IMHO. I LOVE that as a nickname for Wilson. It is not intended to be disrespectful. Quite the contrary. I'm taking his boyish looks and flipping the script. You've heard of Pretty Boy Floyd. Same deal, only the "Pretty Boy" in green and white does his shooting and destruction with his arm... He's a bad-ass "pretty boy" and bad-ass is exactly what you are if you can shoulder a nickname like "pretty boy"
  10. Until Zach "Pretty Boy" Wilson gives me a reason to be a particular fan, he's just "potential" Either he can reproduce the type of play we saw from him in college in the NFL, or he can't. He wont be a QB like Sanchez, Gabbert or Trubisky. Meaning there wont be lingering questions regarding weather he will pan out or not for four years or so. Wilson is going to be uniquely elite, or an absolute disaster and we'll know which way it will go by game three of the regular season.
  11. CRRRRISP, PRECISE movement... I dig it !!! If he got the hands too, he's going to be a nice player.
  12. Titans a nice choice too. Solid front office, good coach and nice roster.
  13. Agree. Goff was really holding them back. The HC/OC SM did a great job considering, but even a novice fan could see that Goff was a bottleneck. Stafford is a good QB that was limited by his circumstances. Both the Rams and Stafford are about to cash in...
  14. With A QB that can pass (I hope) and a nice stable of pass catchers and a nice offensive line (I hope), the safety position isn't a big worry. NFL Circa 2021 - Pass Pass Pass. Score Score Score. That's the way they made the rules. Gearing up to do anything other than that is planning to swim against the tide as your strategy. Spend your money on the passing game.
  15. Egg-Zactly. I understand fully and can relate that employees want to be compensated fairly for the work they do, and compensated more than others if their performance/contribution is greater. Regardless, there is no cause or excuse to act out like a fool. State your position & negotiate as you should, but do so as a professional, not a petulant child. Remember, these "kids" are all college boys. Even if they leave a year sooner, they must have at least taken "Time To Grow Up 101"
  16. WHOOHOOO... Call Seattle and get another boatload of draft picks !!!!!!!
  17. This is not going to be popular, but I think the QB that will perform above his billing is Mac Jones. My thoughts on Fields and Wilson have not changed. I don't think Fields will pan out as a starter after four up and down seasons and Wilson is either going to be elite or a total disaster. Who knows about Lance. Could be an elite QB after a few years of learning, or a total bust. Lots of moving parts. Who knows for sure about any of them ??? Time tells all.
  18. MLB: Mosley - (Obvious) SSLB: Davis - (Obvious) WSLB: Cashman for about a quarter until he dislocates his ass bone or whatever and then, Nasirildeen for the rest of the season and probably a pile of snaps to Sherwood as well. d
  19. Why did Adam Gase name his dogs Timex and Rolex ??? Due to his difficulties with clock management, he thought it would be handy to have a few watch dogs
  20. OC yes. HC, no way. It was Rex's influence/defense and coaching that got them two AFC Champ Games and lots and lots of non stop entertainment for the fans. Rex was a very good coach, but a catastrophic acting GM.
  21. Joe Douglas is not going to make any final decisions on Zach Wilson until he sees just how good his Mom looks in a Macarana line...
  22. All good points. Well taken. Never any need to take my ribbing seriously. I'm just being a weeny. I will have my crystal ball out for both Wilson and Trevor Lawrence's first starts and I will post my findings. On another note. I was totally flamed that the Jets blew their shot at TL and had torched a bunch of my Jets stuff in my fire pit. I'm not so sure now that the Jets settled for who will be the second best QB in the draft. I *REALLY* like Wilson's delivery. He may have the fastest release in the league. He is also massively powerful below the waist and he puts that to good
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