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Nonsense and Non Sequiturs

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Blue Bolt, Apr 19, 2011.

  1. Blue Bolt

    Blue Bolt Persona Non Grata

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    Don't you mean owners? It's not one guy.

    To compare the ownership of a baseball team to football (with a salary cap) is a big stretch.
     
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    They can't find anyone silly enough to work for Deano Wormer maybe ????

    C'mon Dave, no way the The Wormer will ruin anyone's Xmas (well other than the peeps who follow the Chargers that is)

    So, what is your thinking about this Shaw guy from Standford ???

    I personally have a very good feeling about this guy at the Pro level, given ofcourse he RECIEVES the necessary help it requires to be successful in this league nowadays.
     
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    I'm on board Pumpy ......

    Bengals for me tonight.
     
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    He has ????

    When did that happen ?

    Bet he still has his Fathead of the guy in his Mancave though. ;)
     
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    Guess I missed all that ....had no idea there was even a benefit concert going on !!!!

    Another memo I've obviously missed out on. :(
     
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    NOT to mention its a fargin' PASTIME and not a sport. ;)
     
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    Which is why they play with Monopoly money. ;)
     
  9. Charger Dave

    Charger Dave Back to the Alethiometer..

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    Hey Jack, yeah - I know - but ****. ;)

    IF the Bolts elect to go with a College HC and promote him to HC at the pro level, David Shaw would be my choice over the others, (Kelly, etc.), that have been mentioned this year. Hopefully, he would be smart enough to insist on choosing his own OC and offensive staff - plus the strength and conditioning coaches (there is a bad smell coming from that area and it has nothing to do with the weight room - too damn many soft-tissue "injuries" holding this team back).

    Personally, I would like to see our current defensive staff get one more year and see where we wind up - but that should be up to the HC. (Blow it up if we lose Pagano though).

    Its a good pipe-dream, but what will be will be. In the mean time I need to talk long naps and/or go fishing for a spell.

    ~~~

    What do you think of just promoting Rich Bisaccia to H/C and let him find our OC/etc.?
     
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    Charger Dave Back to the Alethiometer..

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    Kinda like basketball - last I heard the Clippers had won 7 in a row and the Lakers..... hadn't. ;)
     
  11. Pumpkin Bolt

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    Who Else?
    Disney bought 25% from Gene Autry in 1996 then the rest in 1998 $130 million total.
    Moreno bough the team from Disney in 2003 for $185.2 mil the team now has a value of $500 million.

    My statement was "An owner that wants to win!" that's what Moreno has shown since he has taken over!
    He's made decisions to help the team, IMO.... Deano has not!

    I am talking about an owner with PASSION to WIN..........
    I don't see Deano's wait and see as Passion, the bolts wasted a season with Jackson and Mcneill sitting at home!
    Wasted this his season to see if AJ and Norv could make things right!


     
  12. Blue Bolt

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    My bad, I was thinking of the Dodgers. I don't really follow baseball much to be honest. ;)

    Remember Dean inherited this team. He never had to have drive or passion to get an NFL franchise....... it fell in his lap. You don't really appreciate something that you didn't have to work for..... IMHO.
     
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    ESPN’s Rob Parker says ridiculous things about RG3, takes ‘First Take’ to new levels of depravity

    Nobody will ever mistake ESPN's "First Take" show with anything remotely resembling insightful, important, or accurate journalism. The trainwreck bookmarked by Skip Bayless and Stephen A. Smith has adopted the slogan "Embrace Debate" to put a nice little hat on the fact that the show is actually the kind of dreck that makes the worst political commentary programs look like great television. As a result, it's tough to come on that show and actually be an embarrassment.

    Frequent ESPN talking head Rob Parker, however, went out of his way to do so when the subject of Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III came up on Thursday morning. Parker decided that it was the appropriate time to bring up whether Griffin was black enough or not. No, really. We'll just let the video and transcript roll.

    "I've talked to some people in Washington, D.C. Some people in [Griffin's] press conferences. Some people I've known for a long time. My question, which is just a straight, honest question, is ... is he a 'brother,' or is he a cornball 'brother?' He's not really ... he's black, but he's not really down with the cause. He's not one of us. He's kind of black, but he's not really like the guy you'd want to hang out with. I just want to find out about him. I don't know, because I keep hearing these things. He has a white fiancé, people talking about that he's a Republican ... there's no information at all. I'm just trying to dig deeper into why he has an issue. Tiger Woods was like, 'I have black skin, but don't call me black.' People wondered about Tiger Woods early on -- about him."

    Bayless, never content to let someone else have the last infantile, stupid remark, upped the ante with this question: "What do RG3's braids say to you?

    "To me, that's very urban," Parker continued, seemingly determined to dig his own professional grave. "It makes you feel like ... I think he would have a clean cut if he were more straight-laced or not ... wearing braids is ... you're a brother. You're a brother. If you've got braids on.

    Smith responded, and you can watch the video if you'd like to get that. We generally oppose quoting Stephen A. Smith under any circumstances. What these talking heads throw against the wall to see what sticks is not the point. What is the point is that Parker, in his position as a supposed journalist, has insulted an individual of color to a cruel and unbelievable degree by actually bringing Robert Griffin's "blackness" to the forefront, and openly questioning it with no basis in fact, no knowledge of the person, and no sense of responsibility.

    We tend to expect preposterous stuff from this show -- after all, that's what that show does. But what Rob Parker said went far beyond the parameters of "opinion" and veered quickly into something that should have ESPN seriously considering whether they want Parker representing even their worst traffic jam of a media product.

    Unlike Parker, I've met Griffin a couple of times. Not nearly enough to know him or his particular thoughts on any particular cause, but enough to know that he knows how to carry himself, and that he's never made any particular statement claiming that he isn't in line with whatever Parker seems to believe he's supposed to be in line with. His teammates respect him, his coaches can't say enough good things about him, and everyone I've talked to who spends any time in his orbit seems to believe that Griffin is absolutely all that he's cracked up to be.

    Sadly for journalism in general (not that we'd ever classify "First Take" as journalism under any conditions), this isn't the first time Parker has really blown it when discussing a current Washington Redskins quarterback. In October, 2008, Parker had to publically apologize after falsely claiming on Detroit NBC affiliate WDIV-TV that Kirk Cousins, then a Michigan State player, was involved in a fight between Spartans football and hockey players at a party in East Lansing. The problem? Cousins' parents said that their son was at home, with them, all evening.

    "I was wrong. I apologize," Parker said by way of retraction, after first trying to defend his report. "I have reached out to the student-athlete's family and apologized. They have accepted. I also apologize to the Michigan State community.

    Parker also had to leave his Detroit paper in 2009 after an incident with then-Detroit Lions head coach Rod Marinelli. At the end of the Lions' 0-16 season, Parker asked Marinelli if he wished that his daughter had married a better defensive coordinator, referring to Joe Barry, Marinelli's son-in-law.

    Parker had better get that stock apology statement out of the box again. Something tells us he's going to be using it frequently, and for a good long time.
     
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    Great point! Have to agree that's a big deal!

    I never even took that into account!
     
  15. Blue Bolt

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    I think the Eagles just flushed our 1.5 percent chance down the crapper. ;)
     
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    A screenshot I took today of the Talos temple in Skyrim (the PC version definitely has nicer graphics).

    Click on image to see full-sized.

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    Fortunately our DL has improved a bit since the deck chair (aka Cesaire/Castillo) era.
     
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    No doubt there. In fact he sang that better than a lot of other tunes. That said, for an old ****, he still has a great voice. Still think he should have done Hey Jude.
     
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    He played that box resonator guitar with vigor as well. I only hope to have that energy at his age.

    Well, that song was written for a particular person, it doesn't really relate to a big disaster like Sandy. I guess you just like the tune. ;)
     
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    True....... sometimes less is more. ;)
     
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    Wow, What detail!
     
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    I'd say it transfers well since it's about getting through hard times.
    Live and Let Die was an interesting choice however ;)
     
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    That's also AJ's motto when it comes to the 2nd round of the draft ;)
     
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    My new iMac has a 27" widescreen display, so that helps.
     
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    I always thought that was a terrible title, but it wasn't like Paul had a choice...... it was the name of the film.
     
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    Trade up!!!........ it's AJ's equivalent to Marty's "lets go for it" on 4 and 11 in the playoffs. ;)
     
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    Michael Gehlken@UTgehlken
    Chargers expect to avoid blackout for season finale vs. Raiders. "Scattered" number of general tickets remain, team spokesman said.
     
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    He certainly hasn't left that one by the wayside.
     
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    ......"makes you give me the cry" is one of the worst lines he's ever written, but the tune is good. ;)
     
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    Still a notch above the lyrics in what Lennon called 'Paul's old granny songs' though.
     

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