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Title: 2018 Running Football Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on February 10, 2018, 07:34:03 AM
Might as well start this now, since we're now looking ahead to the draft
Title: Re: 2018 Running Football Thread
Post by: BanzaiCat on February 12, 2018, 06:24:30 AM
Interesting read.

Rogues Gallery: Every NFL Team’s Most Hated Players (http://www.goliath.com/sports/rogues-gallery-every-nfl-teams-most-hated-players/)
Title: Re: 2018 Running Football Thread
Post by: Steelgrave on February 12, 2018, 09:57:04 AM
Interesting read.

Rogues Gallery: Every NFL Team’s Most Hated Players (http://www.goliath.com/sports/rogues-gallery-every-nfl-teams-most-hated-players/)

Ah, you gotta give Jim McMahon a break! Dude was completely entertaining. Some of the choices are spot on though, if you are old enough to remember Conrad Dobler play, that guy was one mean SOB.
Title: Re: 2018 Running Football Thread
Post by: BanzaiCat on February 12, 2018, 03:44:52 PM
I somehow missed that the Raiders are moving to Las Vegas. LOL

Wonder if the NFL is considering expanding the league even further. That'll just water down an already thin product.
Title: Re: 2018 Running Football Thread
Post by: mirth on February 12, 2018, 03:59:45 PM
I think the expansion they are really looking at is outside the US.
Title: Re: 2018 Running Football Thread
Post by: BanzaiCat on February 12, 2018, 04:22:32 PM
Yeah, that was another surprise, until I thought about it a bit. I figured London might be a leader since they do so many pre-season games there...and maybe Mexico City. Then I read up and saw Brazil and Japan are options, too.  :o
Title: Re: 2018 Running Football Thread
Post by: MetalDog on February 12, 2018, 06:46:31 PM
London has been getting regular season games for at least ten years.  Maybe more.  They had three, I think, last year.  If expansion out of the country is going to work, they are going to have to find enough regional partners to make a division.  Otherwise, going to Tokyo and coming back home, or Rio, or London, is going to cause a mutiny. 

The head of the NFLPA just said the other day that they are preparing for war at the next labor negotiations.  I believe those are in 2021.  And they have to sort out Thursday night games, quality of play and officiating, and replay, at the very least.  Oh, and what is a catch?!  If I was the players, I would give the owners expansion, or the ok to play regular season games in more locations outside the continental U.S., for everything else they are asking for.  And not a cent less.
Title: Re: 2018 Running Football Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 22, 2018, 11:29:35 AM
https://twitter.com/yourboyeddie/status/972541746394509312
Title: Re: 2018 Running Football Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 26, 2018, 07:35:29 PM
we'll re-stick this once we get closer to the season
Title: Re: 2018 Running Football Thread
Post by: Steelgrave on March 27, 2018, 07:27:46 AM
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Title: Re: 2018 Running Football Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on April 10, 2018, 08:46:31 AM
A good news story that came out of McElwain's firing in Florida

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/florida-gators/2018/04/06/the-real-reason-ex-gators-coach-jim-mcelwain-took-a-loss-on-his-florida-home-isnt-so-funny/
Title: Re: 2018 Running Football Thread
Post by: BanzaiCat on April 16, 2018, 09:34:19 AM
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Title: Re: 2018 Running Football Thread
Post by: OJsDad on April 27, 2018, 02:09:48 PM
So, people here are not happy with the Browns picking Mayfield. Comparing him to Manziel.
Title: Re: 2018 Running Football Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on April 27, 2018, 02:10:13 PM
So, people here are not happy with the Browns picking Mayfield. Comparing him to Manziel.

yeah, but Mayfield can actually play
Title: Re: 2018 Running Football Thread
Post by: OJsDad on April 27, 2018, 02:17:30 PM
Is the attitude and off field issues that got people worried.
Title: Re: 2018 Running Football Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on April 27, 2018, 02:33:27 PM
Is the attitude and off field issues that got people worried.

regardless of who the Browns drafted, the fan base was going to poke holes in them
Title: Re: 2018 Running Football Thread
Post by: OJsDad on April 27, 2018, 02:38:36 PM
Browns fans wouldnt know what to do if they didnt have something to whine and cry about with the team.
Title: Re: 2018 Running Football Thread
Post by: BanzaiCat on April 27, 2018, 02:44:21 PM
(https://pics.me.me/live-streaming-tailgate-19-clevela-n-browns-0-16-parade-first-30056986.png)
Title: Re: 2018 Running Football Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on April 30, 2018, 10:06:29 AM
the Carson Wentz trade is finalized when the Browns used the last of their picks from that trade (and a offshoot trades) this weekend

http://www.phillyvoice.com/eagles-browns-carson-wentz-trade-finally-complete/
Title: Re: 2018 Running Football Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on May 10, 2018, 08:07:08 AM
Peter King with some very candid discussion about why he left SI.com

https://art19.com/shows/sports-media-with-richard-deitsch/episodes/529fa15b-a520-4c8f-9d81-2dd793d108d9/embed#

One of the big ones, talking about the endless 24-7 churn of crap, to the point where you're inventing 2019 mock draft articles just to fill space until training camp starts: "I still love my job. I still lover covering what I cover. But, I don't really lover doing it in May and June."
Title: Re: 2018 Running Football Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on May 23, 2018, 07:50:28 AM
The best news of the football season came 4 months before kickoff

https://www.sbnation.com/college-football/2018/5/21/17377598/larry-culpepper-dr-pepper-go-bye-bad-hooray
Title: Re: 2018 Running Football Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on August 15, 2018, 04:01:09 PM
Here's a fun story

https://www.greenvilleonline.com/story/sports/2018/08/14/clemson-tigers-quarterback-furman-student/950918002
Title: Re: 2018 Running Football Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on September 01, 2018, 09:14:02 AM
CFB Kickoff for most teams today.

Let's all take a moment and remember 11 years ago today

Title: Re: 2018 Running Football Thread
Post by: BanzaiCat on September 01, 2018, 04:48:05 PM
That Oklahoma - Florida Atlantic game today was stupidly one-sided.
Title: Re: 2018 Running Football Thread
Post by: airboy on September 01, 2018, 06:09:56 PM
The best matchup going into the game was Auburn - Washington.  It ended up being a good game with Auburn winning what was essentially a home game.
Title: Re: 2018 Running Football Thread
Post by: OJsDad on September 01, 2018, 06:21:48 PM
CFB Kickoff for most teams today.

Let's all take a moment and remember 11 years ago today



Penn State just about lost to Appalachian State today.  Had to win it in overtime. 
Title: Re: 2018 Running Football Thread
Post by: airboy on September 17, 2018, 07:33:25 AM
This is a long business story about the NFL.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2018-09-13/nfl-makes-more-money-than-ever-and-things-have-never-been-worse

Main points:
1] NFL is generating more cash than ever before
2] NFL viewership continues to decline
3] NFL had 37 of the top 50 viewed shows on TV - while their ratings fall.
4] Youth football participation dropped 22% last year (attributed to concussion research)
5] NFL is now one of the top politicized brands in the USA measured by ratings of Republicans/Democrats and the difference between them.

In terms of providing a ton of facts, this story was pretty awesome.

The quote that I thought was the best was "The NFL is the top performer in the Hospice Ward of broadcast television."
Title: Re: 2018 Running Football Thread
Post by: OJsDad on October 18, 2018, 02:30:25 PM
https://twitter.com/Courier_Sports/status/1053003123810291712
Title: Re: 2018 Running Football Thread
Post by: MetalDog on October 18, 2018, 09:17:54 PM
That 'blackout with no sellout,' rule is just obnoxious. 
Title: Re: 2018 Running Football Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 21, 2018, 08:28:09 AM
After yesterday's 21-7 UM win over Mich St

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“We knew that they couldn’t hang with us,” Michigan’s Chase Winovich said. “We did what we have to do. Sometimes your little brother starts acting up and you’ve just got to put ‘em in place.”
Winovich went on Twitter afterward to clarify his remarks.

https://twitter.com/Chase_Winovich/status/1053768020290625536
Title: Re: 2018 Running Football Thread
Post by: airboy on December 01, 2018, 08:25:01 PM
Congrats to Alabama for winning a very tough SEC championship game.
Title: Re: 2018 Running Football Thread
Post by: MetalDog on December 01, 2018, 10:13:27 PM
That was a great, story book ending! My guess for the final four is 'Bama, Clemson, Notre Dame and Oklahoma.  I know it wouldn't happen, but, I'd like to see Georgia play Clemson and Alabama play Oklahoma.
Title: Re: 2018 Running Football Thread
Post by: airboy on December 01, 2018, 10:35:44 PM
I concur with your guess on the football playoff teams.  Sucks for Georgia who are probably much better than Oklahoma.  But life is not fair.
Title: Re: 2018 Running Football Thread
Post by: Steelgrave on December 02, 2018, 01:45:35 PM
Alabama vs. Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl, Clemson vs. Notre Dame in the Cotton Bowl.

Man, I love my Sooners but I'm afraid they won't be much more than a speed bump for Alabama.
Title: Re: 2018 Running Football Thread
Post by: Sir Slash on January 08, 2019, 09:52:48 AM
I thought I was watching the Animal Channel last night, watching a bunch of tigers killing elephants but turned-out I had the wrong channel, I was watching ESPN instead.  :o
Title: Re: 2018 Running Football Thread
Post by: airboy on January 08, 2019, 10:21:11 AM
I hosted poker, made the chili recipe I posted, and had 10 players and 2 nonplaying guests.  Had 2 TVs, one on each side of the table.  Since the game was in Auburn, people's response to the game ranged from mildly happy to ecstatically happy.
Title: Re: 2018 Running Football Thread
Post by: Sir Slash on January 08, 2019, 05:37:00 PM
Isn't it hard to play poker and watch football at the same time?
Title: Re: 2018 Running Football Thread
Post by: airboy on January 08, 2019, 05:48:39 PM
Isn't it hard to play poker and watch football at the same time?

I have never lost when a major football game was playing during poker.  I think some of the others are more distracted than I.
Title: Re: 2018 Running Football Thread
Post by: Sir Slash on January 08, 2019, 08:41:02 PM
I see. I applaud your use of miss-direction for personal profit.  O0
Title: Re: 2018 Running Football Thread
Post by: Con on January 09, 2019, 08:50:49 AM
Is that how you won a spaceship at Sabacc
Title: Re: 2018 Running Football Thread
Post by: Sir Slash on January 09, 2019, 10:10:36 AM
I think you're onto something there Con. Was there a football game playing in the background when Solo won the Falcon? Or it could be Airboy spikes the chili too.
Title: Re: 2018 Running Football Thread
Post by: airboy on January 09, 2019, 11:07:20 AM
Statistically speaking, I have a positive expectation when I sit down to play.  I can calculate odds in my head, don't drink much (the diabetes handles that one), and know to occasionally do crazy things so I don't become too predictable.  But this is all in a low stakes game where people don't really care if they end up dropping $30.  Still, two of us have a strong positive expectation and two others have a strong negative expectation - but they get away from their spouses and drink with their buddies.

This is mostly social poker, sort of like social wargaming and social RPGs.  I want to do my best and avoid doing something I know is dumb - but I really don't care if I end up losing.  My wife calls our games "the mens drinking, joke and lie telling social group with gambling."  We are blessed that I'm a good cook and one of the other guys is an outstanding cook.

You start playing high stakes poker and it becomes work.  Screw that, I'm retired.
Title: Re: 2018 Running Football Thread
Post by: airboy on January 09, 2019, 07:17:28 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZivEBcvM8CM
Title: Re: 2018 Running Football Thread
Post by: Sir Slash on January 09, 2019, 08:28:46 PM
Cute video and sadly true. I learned a long time ago the way to enjoy gambling is to never bet more that you're prepared to lose. I loved getting hammered at the local dog track while betting $2 a race, I never cared when I lost.
Title: Re: 2018 Running Football Thread
Post by: Con on January 09, 2019, 08:31:01 PM
Thats because you were betting on a pug to win
Title: Re: 2018 Running Football Thread
Post by: Sir Slash on January 10, 2019, 11:53:14 AM
True Dat! He didn't win but he came in 'Cutiest'.
Title: Re: 2018 Running Football Thread
Post by: jamus34 on January 10, 2019, 04:06:23 PM
Cute video and sadly true. I learned a long time ago the way to enjoy gambling is to never bet more that you're prepared to lose. I loved getting hammered at the local dog track while betting $2 a race, I never cared when I lost.

Yup that’s how I view gambling. Entertainment. If I come back even or above i just consider it a bonus