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  1. I grew up on LI (Huntington, western Suffolk) and was about 8 years old during the 'Summer of Sam" and even out there it was a big thing, in the Newsday headlines all the time, women getting their hair dyed and/or cut short, etc. I do think there was a stronger connection to NYC back then, especially in Huntington- basically all of our dads worked in the city, Huntington was where most north shore commuters wanted to live because it's the first/last stop on the electric line, you have to change to/from a diesel to get to/from anywhere east of there - for some reason this seemed like a bigger
  2. So everyone can hold, PI, release downfield prior to a pass, all formations are fine, everyone can line up wherever they want, etc.? I think they have that league already, it's called middle school flag football.
  3. Full time refs is the only way that I can see making the on-field officiating better. Why shouldn't refs be looking at film all week leading up to their game assignment? Reviewing personnel packages, tendencies, situational line splits, blocking assignments, receiver behaviors, etc., etc., etc. Prepare so they know 90% of what they'll see Sunday (Thu, Mon, etc.). Same as coaches, players, broadcasters, reporters and everyone else who makes their living off of this enormous business.
  4. Good call, that probably is the best football movie.
  5. Bull Durham may be the best, Pride of the Yankees is probably my favorite just because it has stuck with me since seeing it as a 10 year old or so (1970s). Best football movie is probably Brian's Song or Rudy, but football movies in general are kind of lacking. Best sports movie of all time, IMO, is Hoop Dreams. Non-documentary Raging Bull.
  6. isired

    RIP Savage69

    Haven't heard the name JoiseyJet in a loooong time. Seems like he would have to be lurking, or around on some message board somewhere - seems like he felt his contributions were just too important not to share. [emoji14]
  7. I get the sentiment, but there is no way Ertz was coming to the Jets... no way.
  8. Let's not forget that the Bucs built probably the best team that Brady's ever had around him. I can't think of a better Pats team, seems like they were never nearly as strong on both sides of the ball.
  9. Can't disagree with any of that. I don't know, I look at NE and McDaniel spoon-feeding Mac Jones with some success, at least in terms of getting accustomed to the pro game without having a fire drill 40 times a game. They call plays they let him get I to a rhythm - I don't see the high percentage short throws to TE and RB that you're seeing, at least not in the 1st Q or even half.
  10. Difference is this supposedly won't straighten or heal without a solid 6 weeks give or take in a fingertip splint, which, with the middle finger anyway, wouldn't allow you to throw a football. So if you can't throw with the tip at a 45 degree angle and it won't straighten without a continuous splint, it's hard to say he'll be playing soon. I was thinking surgery to short cut the process but it looks like the tendon has to heal.
  11. What error? I didn't see the all-22 but Joe Buck said Lockett tripped after Geno let go of the ball. Not even the magical Brady can change the throw after he lets go of it.
  12. Ha - knew someone would post this. Geno played well. Receiver got tripped after he let go of the ball, nothing he could do about that. If not we may be talking about a comeback win. Hopefully he returns to form and increases our draft stock.
  13. ^^^^^ Yeah nobody is saying it was a better deal for MIN than Gilmore will be for CAR.
  14. isired

    RIP Savage69

    The first thing I thought of when I saw the thread. We went back and forth on Martin a few times, never was anything other than a classic sports argument. "The ultimate stat compiler" - Savage69
  15. Carroll didn't do a good job in NY or NE. On ME he inherited a Parcells roster, Parcells went 11-5 and won the division, and Carroll proceeded to go 10-6, 9-7 then 8-8. That's gonna get you fired.
  16. Jimmy G will be a backup on his next team.
  17. It was Herndon and a 6th for a 4th. Also Herndon is 25 and healthy, Gilmore is 31 coming off quad surgery.
  18. Funny, I though that made perfect sense. BTW, one of the few stories from Goodfellas that is reportedly more or less accurate.
  19. It's called "Let's see if anyone wants to cut the (waiver) line and save us $6MM in cash and cap"
  20. Gilmore has other baggage (injury, guaranteed $7+mm this year, $9+mm next, guaranteed against injury). So the real value the Panthers paid the Patriots is this year's salary - if he went to waivers, the team that signed him would have paid him the vet minimum with the Pats on the hook for the rest. By trading the Panthers have to pick up the contract. I think Maye might get more, but not a lot more. Still in awe of what we got for Adams, Maye isn't getting anywhere near that. EDIT: The above is only partially true - I got Gilmore mixed up w/ Jaylon Smith. There's no money next year, no inju
  21. That's why I don't count him out. He's got his system QB, it's going to suck if he's back competing for the division again next year.
  22. 2 games into his second season? Come on. We all hate the guy but be logical. Even Pete Carroll got 3 seasons as he backslid from Parcells' roster (10-6, 9-7, 8-8)...
  23. Well on this we agree 100%. Not really surprising that Belichick doesn't excel at the 'ray-rah-rally-the-troops' moments.
  24. I guess you have a different source than the SB Nation article: The Browns began the year 3-1-0 and on top of the AFC Central Division just weeks into the season. Then the rumors began to swirl. The Browns lost three straight including a 23-15 loss to the hapless Jacksonville Jaguars in front of just over 64,000 fans whereas just three weeks earlier 74,280 crammed the stadium to witness a 35-17 victory over the Chiefs. After a win over the Bengals, the Browns were bludgeoned 37-10 by the Oilers at home with a 57,881 gate. The very next day, it became official: Modell announced that the Browns
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