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Everything posted by PockyCandy

  1. A Cord-Cutter's Guide to the 2017 NFL Season

    My family watches the local games using an antenna (so the FOX, CBS, and then the sunday night game on NBC), and use a relative's subscription to access ESPN to watch monday night games. But if you don't care for the monday night games, then just having an antenna seems to work just fine for us.
  2. Random Thoughts

    @davefmurray @Knobbe @buck @Maynard_G_Krebs After reading this thread, I have a new dream. That dream is to see the four of you duke it out in the world's greatest game of Mario Party 2.
  3. Random Thoughts

    If in this case, Merril Hoge were to say that he thinks that Obama is a black supremacist or a muslim terrorist, then that's what he believes. Maybe he's fired, maybe he's not. Personally, I don't think that Hoge would deserve to be fired in this scenario, even if what he says is stupid.
  4. Random Thoughts

    1: Are you saying that she only got her job because she's black? Because per her Wikipedia page, Hill graduated from Michigan State, then worked for the Detroit Free Press for a while, covering both the 2004 Olympics and the NBA. She then worked at the Orlando Sentinel before getting a job at ESPN. Those are some very legitimate credentials, are they not? 2: If you are saying that she only got a job because of "affirmative action", then I'd like to tell you that's one of the biggest insults you can give a minority. What you're saying is "You didn't get that job because you worked hard, studied, and earned what you got. No, you got it because you are a minority." You're discrediting all of the hard work that a person has put in when you say that. How do I know this? Because I've been told that in the past and it's a slap in the face. 3: If she'd showered Trump with praise, would the people criticizing her still be telling her to "stick to sports"? No, no they wouldn't. They'd probably be talking about how she's courageous for taking a stand for what she believes in. Those people don't care that she was talking about politics, they only care that Hill said something political that they don't agree with. With that said, I don't care for Jemele Hill at all and I think that she's mediocre at best. The same can be said for almost everyone there aside from Mina Kimes, Kevin Pelton, Adrian Wojnarowski, Zach Lowe, and Robert Mays. PS: Apologies for ranting to you. This topic makes me very heated, to say the least.
  5. NFL 2017-2018 Season Discussion

  6. NFL 2017-2018 Season Discussion

    I'm going to enjoy the fast start before the inevitable mid-season collapse. Let me have this. And honestly, I know that Bradford isn't in the Rodgers/Brady tier or even the Luck/Wilson/Ryan tier, but I think that he can certainly play like a Rivers-caliber QB if he has time to throw. If the defense can play up to their potential, then that's all they'd need to be a contender.
  7. NFL 2017-2018 Season Discussion

    Some thoughts on the game last night: 1: So it turns out that Bradford can absolutely rifle the ball downfield if he actually has time to throw. 2: The offensive line looks to be improved from "Worse than the Seahawks" to "Somewhere in the bottom half of the NFL". I'll ****ing take it. 3: Dalvin Cook looked good. He doesn't appear to be quite as fast as McKinnon, but he has good vision and looks slippery. 4: **** Drew Brees. 5: **** a suddenly obese Sean Payton. 6: I wanted to mute the TV after listening to Gruden after 5 minutes. He makes every player sound like the greatest thing since sliced bread. I thought Alvin Kamara was dope at UT, but he's DEFINITELY NOT the next Marshall Faulk. 7: Thanks Sean Payton fo having some seriously misplaced faith in your defense, and for using your timeouts in the final two minutes of the first half. That really helped out on the final drive. 8: AD should just retire. 9: I'm hoping that the Viking defense can sustain their production over the entire season and be the #1 rated defense they should be. 10: Sam Bradford for MVP. Seriously though, the gap in talent between Bridgewater and Bradford is enormous. Bradford has a bazooka arm that Bridgewater doesn't have, and Bridgewater probably won't have his decent mobility after his injury either. Bradford can just make some throws that Bridgewater never will be able to.
  8. NFL 2017-2018 Season Discussion

    Seattle can have da hardest hitting defense in da league and a quarterback that is actually a magician, but none of that's going to matter if their line "blocks" like this:
  9. College Football Chat Room

    Me during first half of Oregon game: Me during the second half of the Oregon game:
  10. NFL 2017-2018 Season Discussion

    Mina Kimes is one of the few good writers left at ESPN (along with Zach Lowe). While a lot of "journalists" stoop to writing tabloid gossip pieces based off of tweets and 5 second sound-bites, she conducts interviews with the athletes and writes worthwhile articles. This one on Aaron Rodgers is excellent: http://www.espn.com/espn/feature/story/_/page/enterpriseRodgers/green-bay-packers-qb-aaron-rodgers-unmasked-searching
  11. Classic Tailback Highlights

    This is the first highlight video ever posted on youtube of Eric Dickerson during his Pony Express days. What an incredibly graceful runner; his running style looked effortless even though he was faster than anyone else on the field. @buck and Tailback King, you two will probably enjoy this video the most.
  12. NFL 2017-2018 Season Discussion

    I came here for the MGK meltdown, and am leaving very disappointed in your level-headed response.
  13. Classic Tailback Highlights

    The guy ran like the Wal-Mart version of fat Barry Sanders.
  14. NFL 2017-2018 Season Discussion

    I'm not sure, but I'll do some research. Also, his name is 영희 which sounds like "Young-Way". But I'm sure that quite a few announcers (cough, Phil Simms, cough) will call him a youthful and promiscuous woman.
  15. College Football Chat Room

    Texas is not back Florida State looked decent against Bama in the first half LSU has a good defense Darnold is about to follow the conventional overhyped USC QB career arc Hail State Howard upset UNLV in the biggest upset in CFB history
  16. NFL 2017-2018 Season Discussion

    Reid's going full Mike Leach and is about to run 5 WRs every play.
  17. NFL 2017-2018 Season Discussion

  18. Best GIFs

    Thought that it would be a fun topic. Here's Rodgers making the most amazing throw/play in NFL history that didn't actually count: Boston Terriers FTW:
  19. NFL 2017-2018 Season Discussion

    I could say the same thing about TJ Clemming getting cut by the Vikings. How badly do you have to play to be sent home by the team with the worst O-line of the new millennium?
  20. Favoritist Avatars {herein the Borg}

    Our boy Dave looks like he's about to make a guest appearance on Bill Nye the Science Guy.
  21. MGK's Videogames Thread

    I haven't bought a new football game since 2014. With that in mind, is there enough difference between this game and a game from 4 years ago to warrant a purchase?
  22. Random Thoughts

    @buck this is your creed right here: "In this country, we have no other people. We are American people". I wish I could show this video from the 1940s to every redneck who loathes and distrusts me simply for not being born in America.
  23. Kyrie Irving / Isaiah Thomas trade

    I think that it all depends on where the Brooklyn pick falls. If D'angelo Russell breaks out and the Nets get the 8th seed, then this trade is probably a Celtics win. Why is that? Well, Isaiah Thomas is a small PG who is extremely reliant on his speed and quickness. He's nearing 30 and has issues with his hip. The moment that he loses even a little bit of his juice, I predict that he's going to struggle immensely. That moment is coming sooner rather than later. Not only that, but he's due for a huge extension that will be paying him 30 mllion into his mid-30s. Would you want to be paying an injured an ineffective 32 year-old Thomas in a few years? Honestly, I'd rather take my chances with a younger and bigger Kyrie Irving. And while Mr. Flat-Earth may not be a good defensive player, he's never going to be the horror show that the 5'9 Thomas is on defense. As for what I think of Jae Crowder and Zizic being included, it's pretty simple to me. Crowder is a mediocre SF on a team with an all-star in Gordon Hayward. Then you need to remember that the Celtics have also drafted two young swingmen in Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum. There's simply no room on the roster for Crowder with all of those wings on the roster. And it's not like Crowder was that good anyways. He's just your generic 3 and D player. You can find players like him everywhere in guys like Sam Dekker, Trevor Ariza, Kent Bazemore, and Iman Shumpert. As for Zizic, he's probably going to end up being an average center who could possibly be a decent starting center. I wouldn't be losing sleep over giving up Zizic. So like I said at the start, it all comes down to how good that Brooklyn pick is. If it's #1 and the Cavs end up with Marvin Bagley or Luka Doncic, then that makes the trade fairly lopsided. If the pick is #16 and the Cavs come away with some random player who will probably ride the bench for 4 years, then the Celtics win the trade.
  24. Classic Tailback Highlights

    Now it's more like "Great Football Players" rather than "Great Tailbacks".
  25. We all need a woman like this.

    I thought that this was going to be another Lindsey Pelas thread.