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MrNix67
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Jaguars Fire Jack Del Rio, Team Sold

Oh, snap. He actually was. Crap. Marvin Lewis is now the leader. How did that happen?

Somebody needs to work on their fact-checking. It was Jeff Fischer until this year. It's now Bill Belichick, who's been HC of NE since 2K.

The part about Fischer is right, but the current HC with the longest tenure is Andy Reid (this is year 13) - but this might be his last?

posted by MrNix67 at 04:12 PM on November 29

Blown Call on Missed PAT Costs Toledo

I don't think there's a need to blame or punish all of them, but the guy in the box whose sole responsibility is to review the video tape when necessary should not have a job performing that task next Saturday.

So, the guys standing under the crossbar directly under the vertical posts shouldn't be disciplined at all? The kick didn't go over the vertical post, it clearly went in front of it and someone on that crew should have noticed it.

posted by MrNix67 at 06:59 PM on September 26

Michael Vick Breaks Hand in Eagles Loss

Is it just me, or does Mike Vick also hold on to the ball for longer than most QBs when in the pocket?

I think so, but I don't think that is as much Vick as the Andy Reid/Marty Mornhinweg offensive scheme. They have big play receivers - Jackson & Maclin - and they want to attack downfield as much as possible. Longer routes with an offensive line that's average at best - the guards and center, I would call poor - is going to get your QB hit - often.

Since Eagle QBs have been getting very banged up in the past few years - Kolb, Vick & McNabb - doesn't the offensive philosophy play a big role in the amount of hits the QB takes?

Vick is getting hit in the pocket way too much and while he's not getting the "quick flag" that a Brady or Peyton Manning will get, I don't think it is any worse than most QBs in the league.

posted by MrNix67 at 06:07 PM on September 26

Blown Call on Missed PAT Costs Toledo

I would like to know if the Big East will correct the final score giving Toledo the win they deserve.

Really, Syracuse had 2 TOs, and was defending a 3 pt lead - yes, I know incorrectly, but it's the assumption both teams are working from. The whole ending plays differently if you know that a FG wins the game. We can't just assume that the last play of regulation would have ended the game. Maybe Syracuse gets the ball back with some time on the clock, or defends the field in a different way to protect their lead.

Clearly the call was blown, but to say Syracuse should forfeit the win is silly. The officials who worked the game should suspended or fired for gross incompetence.

posted by MrNix67 at 05:15 PM on September 26

Dirk Nowitzki and the Mavericks are taking the NBA Championship to Dallas

Quick correction of the ESPN article -

"...highest in the NBA Finals for a player who didn't start a game since Freddie Brown averaged 19.1 for the Bullets in 1978."

That should be -

"...highest in the NBA Finals for a player who didn't start a game since Freddie Brown averaged 19.1 against the Bullets in 1978."

Freddie Brown & Slick Watts were my favorite players on those Supersonics teams.

posted by MrNix67 at 04:22 PM on June 13

S.C. Recruit Mistaken for Burglar

According to Rivals.com he is the No. 1 rated recruit in the country.

And yes, he is a young black man. 6'7" with dreadlocks, if he fit the description all black basketball and/or football players in Columbia should be nervous.

posted by MrNix67 at 04:24 PM on March 28

The Greatest Pitcher You've Never Heard Of

Thanks Ying Yang, for posting this story. I not only learned about Donaldson, but also the Tennessee Rats and the All-Nations squads - I never knew of any inter-racial barnstorming teams. It's just a great look back at forgotten moments in baseball history.

posted by MrNix67 at 04:15 PM on March 28

Green Bay Packers are Super Bowl champions

BTW, was her rendition of "...braaaaaaaaave!" below the mark set in Las Vegas for the over/under on how long she'd hold the note?

The over/under I heard was 6 sec. She made it to 8 sec. But I believe she was under 2 min. for the anthem - of course dropping a line helps the cause.

posted by MrNix67 at 03:05 PM on February 07

Cutler tore MCL vs. Packers

A tear of the MCL is called a sprain. A first degree is no tearing. A third degree is tearing with instability. He was injured.

Thanks for the medical definitions, bperk.

But I will say this guy is known for being a baby, throwing tantrums, and blaming everybody else when he does not perform.

He certainly didn't act that way yesterday. Cutler seemed almost catatonic on the sideline, completely devoid of emotion. Most recent complaints I've heard of Cutler is that he's standoffish and not a "leader". He may or may not be a top-level QB (I don't think he is), but I think he's shown toughness in the past and was hurt enough to not be effective yesterday.

As to the thought of, Stay in the game, and complete short passes.

If he could (I think in the 1st series in the 3rd Quarter, he threw a short pass to Forte that was straight into the ground) move and throw accurately, then he should play, but there's no evidence he could.

posted by MrNix67 at 05:42 PM on January 24

Cutler tore MCL vs. Packers

Yahoo Sports is reporting that Cutler didn't tear his MCL, only that he sprained it.

I think that it's silly to rag on Cutler for not playing most of the 2nd half, since the Bears were lucky to be in the game in the 2nd half, because no one on that squad showed up in the 1st half. They were fortunate not to be down 24-0 at halftime.

I guess if Cutler had his knee packed in ice or was hobbling up and down the sidelines "rah-rahing" his teammates, the Bears would have won.

posted by MrNix67 at 03:26 PM on January 24

Why Colorado Switched to the PAC-10

... for as much as the NCAA harps about college athletics being solely about amateurs and not about profit, the schools themselves never couched this in any other terms.

RANT BEGINS - That's why I can't stand the NCAA, they complain and attempt to put themselves on the moral high ground when it comes to the student athlete and how the evil leagues (NFL & NBA) won't stop kids leaving early and damaging the college game. But want us to look away when blatant money grabs like Colorado leaving the Big XII, or Texas bullying their way with the rest of the conference, is happening. - RANT OVER

I think this is a good move for Colorado, the Pac-10 (or 12), always seemed like a better fit for them, since many of their kids (in football & basketball) come from the west coast. Plus the economics, as laid out in the article, seem to match as well. I'll miss watching Nebraska-Colorado football games, hopefully I can look forward to some early season Big-10 vs Pac-10 Nebraska-Colorado matchups, to keep that rivalry alive.

posted by MrNix67 at 02:07 PM on October 14

Why Colorado Switched to the PAC-10

It costs more then $20K to go to the University of Colorado if you're from out of state? Why the hell would anyone go there?

First, it costs $20K more to go to Colorado, if you are from out of state. It's probably about $35K a year to go there.

Second, that's not outside the norm for out of state tuition - it's on the high end, yes - but the University of Texas charges more and the University of Georgia is about the same for out of state students.

Have you been to Boulder, CO? It's BEAUTIFUL.

Oh, and it helps when mommy & daddy pay for it.

Amen.

posted by MrNix67 at 02:23 PM on October 13

Giants Defeat Braves, Send Cox into Retirement

Small correction - Cox's lifetime record is 2504-2001. 355-292 is his record as Toronto manager.

Nice job by Braves fans & Giants players in acknowledging Cox after the game.

posted by MrNix67 at 03:01 PM on October 12

Juli Inkster Disqualified After TV Viewer Reports Violation

It seems like a silly rule but, A) It's her job to know the rule and follow it. B) JJ's point is a fair one - If she is allowed to "loosen up" during a 30 min. (!?!) wait, then everyone else following the rules is at a disadvantage.

Does anyone know what caused a 30 min. wait at the 10th tee?

posted by MrNix67 at 02:30 PM on August 23

Michigan High School Practices at Midnight for Ramadan

Precedent:

Wallace v. Jaffree - Alabama recognized a one minute period of silence in schools for meditation or voluntary prayer. The Supreme Court found it unconstitutional because it was "not consistent with the principle that government must pursue a course of neutrality" toward religion.

Lee v. Weisman - The practice of having members of the clergy deliver an invocation at graduation ceremonies was found unconstitutional because of the pressure placed on students to conform to that particular faith's practices. Coercion can be severe even when not overt.

Santa Fe v. Doe - Citing the previous case, a student chosen invocation preceding football games was found to violate the establishment clause, as the majoritarian process would have the effect of silencing minority views.

I'm a big fan of tolerance, but there is really no way to convince me that, in light of the decisions that the court has made for the last 50 years, this is acceptable. If we're going to defend our schools against Christianity with such zeal (as I think we should), I don't see why Islam should get a pass.

All 3 precedents are from cases that involved religious practices at the start of or during state-sanctioned events - School, School Graduation & H.S. football game. Fordson is practicing at night to avoid that conflict and protect the health of their players.

posted by MrNix67 at 07:05 PM on August 17