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  1. do you know what would kick the mafia game's ass?

    A game where all the JI personalities signed on to each others accounts to post, and we had to guess who was who...

    That would be funny as hell.

    But I fear we'd do irreparable damage to one another.

  2. Listen,

    I don't think Sutton has been spectacular, but are we really going to direct our anger at him right now?

    At the end of the day, Sutton's defense only let up 13 points in regulation. And, got 2 stops in overtime.

    At some point, the offense needs to score. And that is not on Sutton.

  3. Jesus if they made you a mod then I'm guessing no one here will get their panties in a bunch if a drop a few jokes here and there.

    Oh man. Trouble abounds...

    Hey man, long time.

  4. In all honesty, EY, that was one of the things my wife said she wouldn't mind doing once we got serious when we were dating. Of course she turned on Cookiepus and wanted a traditional cake when we got married, but the fact that she at first agreed to the idea was pretty cool.

    Oh, and I should add.

    I'm willing to make it look like a traditional cake.

    In fact, Carvel makes those circular cakes in 3 sizes I think. Add some dry ice to keep frozen, a few stands, and I think we're good to go. I'm also fairly certain we saved about $2,500.

    Beyond that, and this is the part that I use to sell this idea... The bride and groom, standing atop the chilly ice cream cake, can be custom ordered to be wearing snow gear. Adorable.

  5. In all honesty, EY, that was one of the things my wife said she wouldn't mind doing once we got serious when we were dating. Of course she turned on Cookiepus and wanted a traditional cake when we got married, but the fact that she at first agreed to the idea was pretty cool.

    Nothing says eternal love like Fudgie the Whale.

    It's a dealbreaker. Sorry, a man has to have his limits.

    BTW, didn't even think of it, but welcome. I'm thrilled you here.

  6. it used to, but eventually you make decent enough $$ to survive. Plus, I mooch off of my wife. Getting married was key for benefits and insurance.

    Oh, I know I can make it. It's just that one of my goals was never really to 'make decent enough $$' to do not exactly what I wanted to do. Obviously I love sports, I wouldn't be here, but Sports TV is not a huge passion of mine.

    Money in the industry as you know, is being diverted away from docs into reality and into live broadcasts. So to do what I actually wanted to do, I'd have to pretty much produce for frontline, and there's little money there anymore. Unless somehow I hit the 'next Ken Burns' jackpot.

    We'll see. I'm not walking away from anything yet, just taking a test. And your last sentence is all to reminiscent. I was joking with the girls at work that I look for three things in a woman:

    1) Good Healthcare

    2) Open to the idea of a wedding cake from Carvel (or other ice cream cake substitute)

    3) Willing to talk to me.

  7. Being outscored 45-10 (or whatever the number is) speaks legions as to the adjustments that they are making (or not making) at the half.

    They are getting schooled in game, which is a bad time to have that happen.

    Dead on.

    You can't go to the prevent for the entire second half.

  8. No it's just we had a thread like that too here once.

    But yours was probably better I'm sure.

    Where did I insinuate that?

    I'm still looking for an answer as to how trying to get people in to the main board to discuss football is a bad thing.

  9. It's true, and sad. At this point, none of these guys look qualified to be where they are. This is the problem with hiring position coaches rather than coordinators. Mangini had one year of experience calling defensive plays. He's clearly smart, organized, and ambitious, but he's had to learn the nuts-and-bolts of running a defense as he's gone along. Ditto for Schottenheimer, who is absolutely the worst offensive playcaller I've ever seen--at least Paul Hackett's game plans had a sense of flow to them, however predictable it might have been. Sutton is the exception, but he's no better.

    We know these guys are smart and driven. But their performance thus far begs two very large questions:

    1. Will they improve? And by how much? Unfortunately, they seem to be getting worse as the talent of the team rises. At this point, the excuses of "the OL/defense need time to gel" and "Favre is still learning the plays" are wearing out their usefulness. This team should be 4-2, and you could make a convincing argument that they should be 5-1. The execution has been mediocre, but the coaching also clearly needs to improve.

    2. How long can we (meaning Jets Nation writ large--Woody, Tannenbaum, the players, the fans) wait? When is the tipping point when we collectively decide once and for all, that these guys are not "learning on the job," they're just "bad coaches"? Some have already made that call; what matters is when Woody makes it.

    I honestly don't think Mangini gets fired after this season, especially because it looks like we're headed for 8-8 at worst. But something needs to be shaken up. Schottenheimer absolutely has to go. I know throwing assistants under the bus is the last refuge of the damned, but the offense is sputtering and the performance against the Raiders was inexcusable. If I were Mangini, I'd demote or outright fire Schottenheimer if this team doesn't put up at least 35 on the Chiefs. Callahan is right there to replace him.

    As for the rest of them...who knows? I am somewhat sensitive to the idea of "gelling" and "learning the offense." These are not minor concerns--you can't drop a QB into the last week of TC and expect him to be gunning on all cylinders by week 6, even if he is Brett Favre (and especially if he's hurt, God forbid). The defense has been much-improved.

    I'm extremely disappointed in Mangini, but I'm willing to give him the rest of this season. This is when we learn what he's made of. He's got his toys, they're not working, and it's on him to make adjustments. If this team plays its best ball in November and December (and, God willing, January), then you have to give him some credit. But if we keep seeing these flat performances, he needs to go, 8-8 or not.

    They'll probably all stick around, and I think we'll do better than 8-8. I just don't know if they will have what it takes to compete with the better coaches around the league.

    I mean, how often have we said, 'we were outcoached' as opposed to 'we outcoached them'?

  10. This is what bothers me. No one cares about your threads on JI or wants to read them here. Us who want to will go over there and read them. There is a reason why we posted here and not there and you are bringing that HS feel to this place is bothering me personally.

    Um, that was meant to say that some of us were very anti-chad, and should jump in that thread.

    I don't know how participating in a football thread on JN is now a bad thing too?

  11. I'll say this for Lowery. He'll be solid, you have to consider who his counterpart is. Teams don't throw at Revis that much for that reason, Lowery is still a ROOKIE, and he's not a physically gifted guy. I think in time he'll be solid, by solid I mean he'll give up some plays but he'll make some plays. Give Lowery some credit as we've played some tough teams.

    That's it right there. You barely here Revis's name anymore, and that's a good thing. They mentioned the same thing about Bailey last night. The great corners just don't get opportunities much.

    And, well, they gotta throw somewhere.

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