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  1. I’m in Puerto Morelos on the Riviera Maya. About a half hour from the Cancun airport.
  2. I’m actually up in NY visiting this month but, yeah, I’ve been in Mexico for the last six months and I’m already looking forward to getting back. It’s been great.
  3. I don't know, man, that was a pretty good get by Douglas for a player he was just gonna let walk at the end of the year. The jints inability to get him under contract is not a good look for them, either. Right now, they're looking at giving up a high 3rd and a 5th for a year and a half of service at $18M, then hoping for -at best- a comp 3rd rounder in 2022? Williams needs to have the best season of his career, and Gettleman has to get him signed long term, for the deal to possibly look good for them. It already looks very, very good for Douglas.
  4. Wrong hill to die on. Ravens honors Edgar Allen Poe, who resided in the city. Who knows about any of those big cat names... lol.
  5. I think you might be onto something!
  6. Adrien Belew and Jerry Harrison were gonna get together with a funk band from Brooklyn called Turkuaz to perform the Talking Heads' Remain In Light album this year. That's what's got me crying in my beer. Short people have no reason to live.
  7. What's wrong with potential? OL: McGovern and Becton (however you might feel about him) are upgrades. Van Roten and Fant are potential upgrades. Pretty good work there. WR: Perriman for Anderson is probably a wash, Doctson's a wild card, Mims should be an improvement over Thomas. Overall, a better unit than last year, but I'll certainly give you that it's not complete. TE: Herndon's return means improvement. RB: Gore and Perine should be better than Powell and Montgomery, just on the strength of Montgomery being useless here. QB: Adding Flacco and drafting a QB in the fourth over Siemian and Falk isn't a clear improvement? Also, Darnold should be expected to continue to improve. The defense, I'm not as concerned about, but Mosley coming back from injury, QW not having a high ankle sprain all year, Desir holding down one CB job, and Davis and Zuniga probably seeing real playing time should all point to a somewhat improved unit (Mosley alone does that) even if Adams is traded. Joe Douglas didn't try to fix everything in one off season and I'm happy with his approach. While you're writing off draft picks as "nothing but potential," he's trying to build a team thru the draft - you know, the way perennial winners do it. It's a work in progress, but that's what happens after six years of misguided and incompetent general management. Definitely think the roster is upgraded and has upside beyond that.
  8. I’m not anti-vaxxing in any way, but I also don’t know if I’d want to be first in line for some rushed-to-market trial drug.
  9. The team owner who changed the name from Braves to Redskins was a blatant racist and the last team in the NFL to desegregate, seven years after the second to last team desegregated. His reason? He didn’t think fans of his team, which he had marketed successfully to the south via radio, didn’t want blacks on the team. To act like they weren’t racist is ignorant. To think that particular racist didn’t understand the different connotations between Braves and Redskins, and which name honored native peoples and which one was a slur, would also seem to be pretty dim.
  10. I believe the league is prepared to cancel the season. I think that’s why they cancelled the two preseason games early, but are insisting on keeping the two that remain. That gives them two weeks of a trial run, then two weeks to see what - if any- viral outbreaks there are. If the situation looks like they won’t be able to complete the season, they could pull the plug before it starts. Once the regular season begins, all the players are entitled to their entire season’s pay. That’s why the players want the preseason scrapped entirely - if they play one regular season game and there are outbreaks all over, they get paid and credit for the year. A cancelled season would probably send both parties to the courts.
  11. We're both right. The Giants paid the balance of his salary, but the Jets had a big dead money hit. Getting a 3rd and a 5th was a great deal on it's own. You're talking about money, the reality is that the Jets paid Williams @ $18M for three and a half years of service and the jints will pay him just about the same amount for for one and a half years. Jets didn't get much out of their high first round pick, but the jints are now looking at giving up a high third for a year and a half of play and maybe hoping to get 3rd round comp pick back? It's either that, or paying a good DT/DE premium DL money. I'm happy about the picks before I see how Davis performs, and I'm feeling pretty good about Davis.
  12. Pretty sure the Giants paid the remainder of his salary in 2019, too.
  13. And a severe drop in quality, too. It's SHITE being Scottish! We're the lowest of the low. The scum of the ****ing Earth! The most wretched, miserable, servile, pathetic trash that was ever shat into civilization. Some hate the English. I don't. They're just wankers. We, on the other hand, are COLONIZED by wankers. Can't even find a decent culture to be colonized BY. We're ruled by effete assholes. It's a SHITE state of affairs to be in, Tommy, and ALL the fresh air in the world won't make any ****ing difference. Always sound advice. George Preston Marshall was the owner of the team when he changed the name from Braves to Redskins. He was also a blatant racist who marketed his team to the south via radio, and was the last NFL team to integrate black players -seven years after the second to last team integrated- actually citing that he thought his team's fans didn't want black players on it. I'd say it's questionable, at best, that he didn't know and enjoy the fact that he was changing the name to a term that could be used as a slur.
  14. When I finally get TV service in Mexico, I'll probably be connected to a Cincinnati feed. Don't ask me why, that's what the guy told me. If I want NY in HD, I need bigger, more expensive equipment. So the Bengals will probably be a team I follow a bit. Probably see quite a bit of the Cleveland Mayfields, too. But yeah, if Washington changed the name to the Glass Onions, it would probably peak my interest.
  15. As I've gotten older, I've dropped just about every sport outside of the Jets and the NFL. A name change, quite honestly, would probably result in another degree of separation between me and whatever they chose to call themselves. I don't think I'd be outraged or anything, just think I'd be like, "ho-hum," and potentially, subtly start to drift away.
  16. I so don't give a crap about the Patriots. The Jets have to take care of their own business.
  17. You know what? I think you're wrong here. This was my feeling going into last year, but there wasn't a peep from anyone about the two not getting along. Plenty of room for friction, too, with the defense outperforming the offense pretty consistently. While they're both A-type personalities, Gase seems content to just let Williams run the defense as he sees fit and, at this stage in his career, that's probably a welcome work environment. And for Gase, he has a guy he can trust to handle defense while he focuses on Darnold and the offense. Seems like a good arrangement for both men to me.
  18. Pretty much exactly where I am. I think I'd be more excited about the season if Loggains had been replaced with an OC who was really going to run the offense. Keep what's working, keep the terminology, and add more dynamic plays and play-calling. That didn't happen, though, so Gase is going to have to get this ragtag offense performing a lot better against a tougher schedule this year, with much less time to prepare. It's a tall order but, unlike the previous six Jet HC hires, Gase failed to secure a winning season in his first year, so he doesn't really get a honeymoon period. The fans already have the pitchforks out. I expect a rough season, but if Darnold's numbers continue to improve and the team is winning games down the stretch, I think he'll survive the year. And a lot of fans will not like it. There's so much riding on Becton and Mims. The Jets really need them to be looking like RoY candidates early and often.
  19. This is the only pick I give Mangini credit for. Belichick spooked him into taking the workout warrior by trading right up behind the Jets and then trading back immediately after the pick. Gholston was supposed to be the last "blue chip," player that year. Ugh.
  20. And they managed to do this after signing Cam at bargain basement prices.
  21. I preferred Mahomes, but I was so certain that the Jets' pick was going to be either Adams or Fournette that I checked out before that draft. I didn't even watch it, which is rare for me. Remember seeing the Adams pick and the flurry here and laughing. But then oh boy, when they took another safety in the second...

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