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Nonsense and Non Sequiturs

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

  1. jackfrost

    jackfrost Well-Known Member

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    Hmmmmmmm, missed out on McKinnie I see.

    Would be interesting to know what the FO offer was ????
     
  2. Pumpkin Bolt

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    Not as good as the one he signed! :poop::tdown::whistling:
     
  3. Charger Dave

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    FIFY... <spit>

    Stingaree will have a wake this evening - no open bar.
     
  4. Blue Bolt

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    McKinnie may not've been ideal, but he was still better than any of the options we have currently. Isn't it ironic that going into the draft, the one thing everybody was unanimous on was the need to draft a left tackle.

    Here we are, going into a new season, with a "swing" tackle as our starting left tackle, and Mike Harris as the backup. Can't see how we're much better off than we were last year. :unsure:
     
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    BUT WE CAN RUN RIGHT! mabey :oops:
     
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    Awesome ...... Wish we had a few like that on our team ........ Nice to hear that guys who would do "anything it takes and then some", still exist, I'm gonna keep an eye on this kid and hope like hell he becomes something special, if attitude and character still count for anything, he's a Cert.
     
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    I completely agree. The thing that irritated me in this article though was that Harbaugh seemed to just want to turn the subject of the conversation back to him. I guarantee you that he would have never done that in his entire career as a player.
     
  10. jackfrost

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    Well Stanly, Jimmy Boy as a player did have a rep as a "tough as nails" type it must be remembered, so whether you like him or despise him, he does have some genuine credit to his name when it comes to using himself as an example.

    He does seem to like the limelight though, so I do get where your coming from ...... ;)
     
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    Do we know that for certain though ??????

    ofcourse, it's universally assumed that he would take the largest offer, but Id still be interested to see the numbers and be 100% certain that was indeed the case.
     
  13. Pumpkin Bolt

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    He's not a Charger. Who cares!


    Sent from my Mobile Zin finder!
     
  14. jackfrost

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    Again you fail to see the "Big Picture" Pump ...................

    It would establish just how vigoriously they pursued him and thus let us in on how important a they think it is too the teams success in obtaining a LT with experience.

    Now sure, if he was asking for an amount we couldnt reasonably fit in the Cap, fair enough, but if he returned back to the Ravers for the same amount or less than the Chargers offered, then you'd have to ask "WHY" !!!!
     
  15. Okie

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    The ham sandwich had Miracle Whip instead of real mayonnaise, and they cheaped out on the bag of chips.
     
  16. Okie

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    You aren't seeing the big picture. Deano took out a massive insurance policy on Rivers. He gets Rivers killed and collects. He then sells the team for a billion to some douche who moves the team to Texas. The Spanos' then retire to some island like Eddie Murphy and Dan Akroid in Trading Places.
     
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    Wow, a QB from a college team named the Engineers. Now if we sign a LT from some college team named Computer Geeks.... Lombardi baby!
     
  18. Okie

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    The only thing this clusterfarg of a season will be missing is box seats for me and Ringo...
    [​IMG]
     
  19. Blue Bolt

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    I detect a note of sarcasm in that response.
     
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    Really a snow/sleet storm this morning and maybe later today?????????? It is May, Right?
     
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    It's the new normal...... better get used to it. ;)
     
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    I detected more of a pulse in that response.

    BTW Corpsie, congrats and as cute as little Madison (or was it Emerson? :p) is, I still refuse to join your :poop:y forum ;)
     
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    90s out here X - A/C has been running all afternoon... ;)

    (Edited - I guess you didn't get the word about Mother Nature being bipolar these days?)
     
  24. Pumpkin Bolt

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    Or maybe I am just messing with you!



    Oh, I would never do that! :sneaky:
     
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    Hey Jack. Personally, I wouldn't ask "WHY?" if a guy "returned back to the Ravers for the same amount or less."
    It's the most common and sensible approach. Would you pick up your life, uproot your family, move thousands
    of miles, leave the fans that have learned to like you and begin learning a new system, at 33...
    for no gain? (or an insignificant raise?). Most people respond to incentives in a pretty self-interested
    and predictable way...looks like McKinnie was too. This little NFL.com piece reinforces my feeling
    that Telescopo was right to not get into a bidding war for this particular personality.

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap10...ant-mckinnie-baltimore-ravens-strike-contract

    p.s.: Acee says "Very good chance" Chargers land McKinnie...Ian Rapoport says negotiations "never got off the ground"...makes me re-examine my view of KA as omniscient man-god. :tdown:
     
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  26. Pumpkin Bolt

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    Oh, Lance a player made a decisions that was best for himself and his family? :tup:
     
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    Well...it's principally selfish behavior (in the more benign, 'invisible hand' sense)...exactly what an economist expects.

    (Offer a man $100 across town, or $100 across the street, and see which he chooses)
     
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    2012 Ravens training camp footage........ line coach attempts to motivate Bryant McKinnie to practice:

     
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    Morning guys........ sick day for me today.
     
  30. Charger Dave

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    I KNEW IT! The man had "Down Under" written on that jaw-line of his!
    San Diego Chargers quarterback Mike Hermann was born in Australia

    MIKE Hermann is the biggest secret in Australian sport.

    On Wednesday, the 23-year-old became the first Australian quarterback to crack the NFL, signing a two-year-deal with the San Diego Chargers.

    It was a milestone moment everyone in Australia missed - except for his extended family living in Sydney.

    He has no memories of his home country, having moved with his father to Miami, Florida, just after his second birthday. He has never come back to these shores.

    He does not know Australia, but he loves it.

    His pride at carrying an Australian birth certificate next to an American passport stems from a very real longing to connect with what he knows second-hand of his first home.

    "Australia is obviously known for rugby and cricket and other sports, so to be the first NFL quarterback out of Australia is an incredible honour," Hermann told The Daily Telegraph.

    "When I tell people my background, I always start by telling them that I was born in Sydney.
    "It's something I'm very proud of. I wish I could have more contact and more of a relationship with my Australian roots and background, but unfortunately it's not an easy trip to make and it's quite expensive.

    "I hope I pave the way in a sense for more Australian athletes to start expanding their boundaries. I hope I can make an impact."

    Fortunately, we've only missed the first - albeit incredibly dramatic - chapter of Hermann's journey from a maternity ward in a Paddington hospital to the big time of American sport.
    At 196cm and 115kg it is the first time Hermann has gone unnoticed.

    He has always stood out.

    It's why 28 NFL scouts made the journey to see him trial for the league's draft earlier this year.
    It was a level of attention unheard of for a player coming from an NCAA Division III university.
    You see, it just doesn't happen. NFL quarterbacks do not come from Division III schools like Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with 5000 students in Troy, upstate New York.

    "The odds are 1 per cent of 1 per cent," Hermann's agent Jeffrey Dobin says. "What Mike has done is truly incredible."

    His road to get there is equally as astounding.

    Hermann's parents never married, ending their relationship before he and his father, Roy, moved to the US.

    A year later they got a phone call out of the blue to tell them Mike's mother, Diane Brooking, from New Zealand, had been killed in a car accident at the age of 29.

    He spent his childhood moving up and down the US east coast as his father looked for work.

    Sport was one of their closest bonds, but the arguments and demands that came with it were part of the reason their relationship eventually broke down while Mike was a sophomore in high school.

    The arguments escalated to the point where they were "on the verge of killing each other" after his father was diagnosed with a debilitating form of dementia.

    Mike moved away from his father and moved in with his uncle Steve and aunt Estelle.
    Before the move, putting food on the table was a struggle. Their water, power and gas were regularly cut for overdue bills.

    Having the money to afford a holiday in Australia was laughable.

    Not anymore. Signing a two-year contract in one of the world's richest sporting leagues has changed that.

    "I never had an opportunity to make it back because of the financial position my Dad and I were in," Hermann said.

    "Now that I'm hopefully making some money, I can make it back as soon as possible. I'd love to one day be a big name guy going back to the home country, you know. I'd love to be warmly welcomed when I come back.

    "I'm going to try and make a name for myself when I come back."

    He left with nothing but will return a star - no longer the best kept secret in Australian sport.
     

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