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  1. nopes
  2. in the 1st quarter of a preseason TSB game, how many of the drone defenders on the INDIANAPOLIS COLTS can RB CHRISTIAN "Nigerian Nightmare" OKOYE "popcorn" without grappling? clarification: how many IND defenders out of 11?
  3. I never did much with SNES version, but guessing...badboy "killer" mcmahon, k-but, and whoever the CIN punter was from TSB (had to look) - lee van johnson
  4. yeah next clue was gonna be "Heisman" but that would have totally gave it away.
  5. Marino is close, but no cigarillo. good guess. guesses so far have been: Elway and Marino. more clues for the 1991 TSB QB who had the most career INTs -> this guy played in the NFL for 21 seasons and was on 7 teams!
  6. what 1991 TSB QB has thrown the most career interceptions?
  7. HARRISON BERGERON by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. THE YEAR WAS 2081, and everybody was finally equal. They weren't only equal before God and the law. They were equal every which way. Nobody was smarter than anybody else. Nobody was better looking than anybody else. Nobody was stronger or quicker than anybody else. All this equality was due to the 211th, 212th, and 213 th Amendments to the Constitution, and to the unceasing vigilance of agents of the United States Handicapper General. Some things about living still weren't quite right, though. April for instance, still drove people crazy by not being springtime. And it was in that clammy month that the H-G men took George and Hazel Bergeron's fourteen- year-old son, Harrison, away. It was tragic, all right, but George and Hazel couldn't think about it very hard. Hazel had a perfectly average intelligence, which meant she couldn't think about anything except in short bursts. And George, while his intelligence was way above normal, had a little mental handicap radio in his ear. He was required by law to wear it at all times. It was tuned to a government transmitter. Every twenty seconds or so, the transmitter would send out some sharp noise to keep people like George from taking unfair advantage of their brains. George and Hazel were watching television. There were tears on Hazel's cheeks, but she'd forgotten for the moment what they were about. On the television screen were ballerinas. A buzzer sounded in George's head. His thoughts fled in panic, like bandits from a burglar alarm. "That was a real pretty dance, that dance they just did," said Hazel. "Huh" said George. "That dance-it was nice," said Hazel. "Yup, " said George. He tried to think a little about the ballerinas. They weren't really very good-no better than anybody else would have been, anyway. They were burdened with sashweights and bags of birdshot, and their faces were masked, so that no one, seeing a free and graceful gesture or a pretty face, would feel like something the cat drug in. George was toying with the vague notion that maybe dancers shouldn't be handicapped. But he didn't get very far with it before another noise in his ear radio scattered his thoughts . George winced. So did two out of the eight ballerinas. Hazel saw him wince. Having no mental handicap herself, she had to ask George what the latest sound had been. "Sounded like somebody hitting a milk bottle with a ball peen hammer, " said George . "I'd think it would be real interesting, hearing all the different sounds," said Hazel a little envious. "All the things they think up." "Urn, " said George. "Only, if I was Handicapper General, you know what I would do?" said Hazel. Hazel, as a matter of fact, bore a strong resemblance to the Handicapper General, a woman named Diana Moon Glampers. "If I was Diana Moon Glampers," said Hazel, "I'd have chimes on Sunday- just chimes. Kind of in honor of religion . " "I could think, if it was just chimes," said George. "Well-maybe make 'em real loud," said Hazel. "I think I'd make a good Handicapper General." "Good as anybody else," said George. "Who knows better then I do what normal is?" said Hazel. "Right," said George. He began to think glimmeringly about his abnormal son who was now in jail, about Harrison, but a twenty-one-gun salute in his head stopped that. "Boy!" said Hazel, "that was a doozy, wasn't it?" It was such a doozy that George was white and trembling, and tears stood on the rims of his red eyes. Two of of the eight ballerinas had collapsed to the studio floor, were holding their temples. "All of a sudden you look so tired," said Hazel. "Why don't you stretch out on the sofa, so's you can rest your handicap bag on the pillows, honeybunch." She was referring to the forty-seven pounds of birdshot in a canvas bag, which was padlocked around George's neck. "Go on and rest the bag for a little while," she said. "I don't care if you're not equal to me for a while . " George weighed the bag with his hands. "I don't mind it," he said. "I don't notice it any more. It's just a part of me." "You been so tired lately-kind of wore out," said Hazel. "If there was just some way we could make a little hole in the bottom of the bag, and just take out a few of them lead balls. Just a few." "Two years in prison and two thousand dollars fine for every ball I took out," said George. "I don't call that a bargain." "If you could just take a few out when you came home from work," said Hazel. "I mean-you don't compete with anybody around here. You just set around." "If I tried to get away with it," said George, "then other people ' d get away with it-and pretty soon we'd be right back to the dark ages again, with everybody competing against everybody else. You wouldn't like that, would you?" "I'd hate it," said Hazel. "There you are," said George. The minute people start cheating on laws, what do you think happens to society?" If Hazel hadn't been able to come up with an answer to this question, George couldn't have supplied one. A siren was going off in his head. "Reckon it'd fall all apart," said Hazel. "What would?" said George blankly. "Society," said Hazel uncertainly. "Wasn't that what you just said? "Who knows?" said George. The television program was suddenly interrupted for a news bulletin. It wasn't clear at first as to what the bulletin was about, since the announcer, like all announcers, had a serious speech impediment. For about half a minute, and in a state of high excitement, the announcer tried to say, "Ladies and Gentlemen." He finally gave up, handed the bulletin to a ballerina to read. "That's all right-" Hazel said of the announcer, "he tried. That's the big thing. He tried to do the best he could with what God gave him. He should get a nice raise for trying so hard." "Ladies and Gentlemen," said the ballerina, reading the bulletin. She must have been extraordinarily beautiful, because the mask she wore was hideous. And it was easy to see that she was the strongest and most graceful of all the dancers, for her handicap bags were as big as those worn by two-hundred pound men. And she had to apologize at once for her voice, which was a very unfair voice for a woman to use. Her voice was a warm, luminous, timeless melody. "Excuse me-" she said, and she began again, making her voice absolutely uncompetitive . "Harrison Bergeron, age fourteen," she said in a grackle squawk, "has just escaped from jail, where he was held on suspicion of plotting to overthrow the government. He is a genius and an athlete, is under-handicapped, and should be regarded as extremely dangerous." A police photograph of Harrison Bergeron was flashed on the screen-upside down, then sideways, upside down again, then right side up. The picture showed the full length of Harrison against a background calibrated in feet and inches. He was exactly seven feet tall. The rest of Harrison's appearance was Halloween and hardware. Nobody had ever born heavier handicaps. He had outgrown hindrances faster than the H-G men could think them up. Instead of a little ear radio for a mental handicap, he wore a tremendous pair of earphones, and spectacles with thick wavy lenses. The spectacles were intended to make him not only half blind, but to give him whanging headaches besides. Scrap metal was hung all over him. Ordinarily, there was a certain symmetry, a military neatness to the handicaps issued to strong people, but Harrison looked like a walking junkyard. In the race of life, Harrison carried three hundred pounds . And to offset his good looks, the H-G men required that he wear at all times a red rubber ball for a nose, keep his eyebrows shaved off, and cover his even white teeth with black caps at snaggle-tooth random. "If you see this boy, " said the ballerina, "do not - I repeat, do not - try to reason with him." There was the shriek of a door being torn from its hinges. Screams and barking cries of consternation came from the television set. The photograph of Harrison Bergeron on the screen jumped again and again, as though dancing to the tune of an earthquake. George Bergeron correctly identified the earthquake, and well he might have - for many was the time his own home had danced to the same crashing tune. "My God-" said George, "that must be Harrison!" The realization was blasted from his mind instantly by the sound of an automobile collision in his head. When George could open his eyes again, the photograph of Harrison was gone. A living, breathing Harrison filled the screen. Clanking, clownish, and huge, Harrison stood - in the center of the studio. The knob of the uprooted studio door was still in his hand. Ballerinas, technicians, musicians, and announcers cowered on their knees before him, expecting to die. "I am the Emperor!" cried Harrison. "Do you hear? I am the Emperor! Everybody must do what I say at once!" He stamped his foot and the studio shook. "Even as I stand here" he bellowed, "crippled, hobbled, sickened - I am a greater ruler than any man who ever lived! Now watch me become what I can become ! " Harrison tore the straps of his handicap harness like wet tissue paper, tore straps guaranteed to support five thousand pounds. Harrison's scrap-iron handicaps crashed to the floor. Harrison thrust his thumbs under the bar of the padlock that secured his head harness. The bar snapped like celery. Harrison smashed his headphones and spectacles against the wall. He flung away his rubber-ball nose, revealed a man that would have awed Thor, the god of thunder. "I shall now select my Empress!" he said, looking down on the cowering people. "Let the first woman who dares rise to her feet claim her mate and her throne!" A moment passed, and then a ballerina arose, swaying like a willow. Harrison plucked the mental handicap from her ear, snapped off her physical handicaps with marvelous delicacy. Last of all he removed her mask. She was blindingly beautiful. "Now-" said Harrison, taking her hand, "shall we show the people the meaning of the word dance? Music!" he commanded. The musicians scrambled back into their chairs, and Harrison stripped them of their handicaps, too. "Play your best," he told them, "and I'll make you barons and dukes and earls." The music began. It was normal at first-cheap, silly, false. But Harrison snatched two musicians from their chairs, waved them like batons as he sang the music as he wanted it played. He slammed them back into their chairs. The music began again and was much improved. Harrison and his Empress merely listened to the music for a while-listened gravely, as though synchronizing their heartbeats with it. They shifted their weights to their toes. Harrison placed his big hands on the girls tiny waist, letting her sense the weightlessness that would soon be hers. And then, in an explosion of joy and grace, into the air they sprang! Not only were the laws of the land abandoned, but the law of gravity and the laws of motion as well. They reeled, whirled, swiveled, flounced, capered, gamboled, and spun. They leaped like deer on the moon. The studio ceiling was thirty feet high, but each leap brought the dancers nearer to it. It became their obvious intention to kiss the ceiling. They kissed it. And then, neutraling gravity with love and pure will, they remained suspended in air inches below the ceiling, and they kissed each other for a long, long time . It was then that Diana Moon Clampers, the Handicapper General, came into the studio with a double-barreled ten-gauge shotgun. She fired twice, and the Emperor and the Empress were dead before they hit the floor. Diana Moon Clampers loaded the gun again. She aimed it at the musicians and told them they had ten seconds to get their handicaps back on. It was then that the Bergerons' television tube burned out. Hazel turned to comment about the blackout to George. But George had gone out into the kitchen for a can of beer. George came back in with the beer, paused while a handicap signal shook him up. And then he sat down again. "You been crying" he said to Hazel. "Yup, " she said. "What about?" he said. "I forget," she said. "Something real sad on television." "What was it?" he said. "It's all kind of mixed up in my mind," said Hazel. "Forget sad things," said George. "I always do," said Hazel. "That's my girl," said George. He winced. There was the sound of a rivetting gun in his head. "Gee - I could tell that one was a doozy, " said Hazel. "You can say that again," said George. "Gee-" said Hazel, "I could tell that one was a doozy." "Harrison Bergeron" is copyrighted by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., 1961.
  8. RBs had to have at least played 4 seasons within the 85-95 NFL timeline... 1 Barry Sanders 2 Eric Dickerson 3 Emmitt Smith 4 Thurman Thomas 5 Roger Craig 6 James Brooks 7 Ricky Watters 8 Neal Anderson 9 Marcus Allen 10/11 Joe Morris 10/11 Curt Warner This is my 1st stab at this.
  9. decent question, but why in this thread? none of the guys you mentioned are really relevant to the topic, except for maybe Payton, but like I said earlier, he was basically done after '85. and the thread is about the RBs of 85-95 era. but anyways, yes, Adrian Peterson belong in the top tier. I guess I like to look at players in "eras" or certain chunks of time/history. For one thing, it's hard to compare due to the nuances (rules, styles, philosophies) of the game (football) changing over time, along with the obvious difference in physical size of American human beings these days (something is in the food/water), and health/physical fitness awareness, injury recovery/treatment, etc. although I do not like (to watch) him as much as Jim Brown or Payton, (or even vintage OJ Simpson), or Barry Sanders....anyways, if you look at Peterson's era, he is (one of, at least) the best. and that puts him in the elite level by default. 4.9 career ypc! 95 ypg career...dang, you can't ignore those stats. so, what do You think about Peterson, Pocky? you've been studying running backs for a while now.
  10. science, bitch...
  11. off the top of my head: qb eagles, jefferson george, juarren moon, badboy mcmahon, uhh...
  12. I 2nd this. I would definitely piss on a burning mort, no doubt. no doubt in my mind. whoops, I talked.
  13. leaving off K-State is a mistake. they must replace TCU or TEX. bill Snyder is a pretty good coach, but he doesn't (never had, never will) have what it takes. he can get the best out of players that most DIV 1 coaches would not even look at. he is a man of integrity, too. I appreciate him, but he is not underrated or overrated. I both love Snyder and hate him. his playcalling is more predictable than my 8th grade coach, where we literally ran 4 plays, and the Guards/Tackles would swap sides to the side the play was going to. he also blows all team timeouts in the 1st two drives of each half, 90% of the time. heck, usually will blow all timeouts in a single drive, and usually these drives result in a goddamm punt.
  14. on the playing field - this doesn't seem to bother me. it looks weird in TOOL, though.
  15. if you are referring to the skin tone + ability method (not, the 3rd-color, no-race method) the "minor league" rom is one of them, somewhere on the site here, if you can find it. I have no idea how to find roms on this site anymore. we had a spreadsheet where we would set the skin tone, and then, based on the ability of the player, a face was automatically selected from a list (IF). we had 4 possibilities (within each skin tone): bum, bronze, silver, and gold.
  16. that part sucks, for sure. that is a good idea regarding face via position/ability (while maintaining desired skin tone). on my fake-football roms, we did things like that, and it worked quite well. another thing I did about that (in an unreleased tsb rom) was completely remove skin color and face altogether. just make everybody "brown" skinned in TOOL, but actually use that skin palette as an extra team color. then, make the action cut screen skin tone something inbetween peach and brown, let's call it "tan". this scenario works out better than you'd think (try it), but you do lose the "race-pride" aspect of tecmo. lol
  17. 60 Yard Pass most people don’t do very well and I get discouraged with their existence, it’s such a waste: all those bodies, all those lives malfunctioning: lousy quarterbacks, bad waitresses, in-competent carwash boys and presidents, cowardly goal-keepers inept garage mechanics bumbling tax accountants and so forth yet now and then I see a single performer doing something with a natural excellence it can be a waitress in some cheap cafe or a 3rd string quarterback coming off the bench with 24 seconds on the clock and completing that winning 60 yard pass which lets me believe that the possibility of the miracle is here with us almost every day and I’m glad that now and then some 3rd string quarterback shows me the truth of that belief whether it be in science, art, philosophy, medicine, politics, and/or etc. else I’d shoot all the lights out of this fucking city right now -Charles Bukowski
  18. was actually a textbook and great hit, Sharper put his hat on the ball just like you're coached. and, by god, it would still be a legal hit even in today's powderpuff fantasy-football NFL. the WR was a clown, what was he doing running like that? you go tiptoeing slowly across the field and looking backwards - you're gonna get what's coming, especially in a broken field.
  19. man, these are all pretty good, though. joe thomas or mack or leveon. nice work.
  20. fats - were you referring to celebrating the birthdays of monica lewinksi's ex-boyfriend or kirk cousins's?
  21. you must not be paying much attention to what is going down. unprecedented things. I guess I shouldn't have mentioned political parties, because that's not what I'm talking about. I am talking about the death of the USA as we know it. bill of rights, etc. I knew things (deep state globalists, socialists/communists) were bad before Trump was elected, but now I see that we were probably in for a full-scale takeover if Hilldabeast and her puppet-masters were elected.
  22. chris (jim) everett logic, I guess.
  23. does anybody here think that the US will go into some kind of serious civil war? I mean, at least some scenario where left-wing american communists start taking out more republican elected officials and conservative judges?