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  1. In Topic: NFL Discussion

    30 September 2022 - 08:04 PM

     Malankazooie, on 30 September 2022 - 04:59 PM, said:

    Thursday night game - Fins/Bengals.

    Caught the highlights, and obviously the coverage was all about that Tua situation. It was disturbing to watch. I noticed ESPN SportsCenter cut out the end to end coverage of the aftermath, when Tua's hands were locked, frozen in front of his face. It was disturbing; reminded me of those Japanese horror movies where the unnatural contortion of body is a strong element. Anyway, I guess the shield has to be protected so they stop showing the real bad parts on replay. Supposedly Tua was cleared by independent doctors after Sunday's incident (oooh a whopping four days prior!) and was ok'd to play. There's a lot of opinions flying around now - the twitter/sports talk hot take avalanche is in full effect - but I would say I think the suggestion that a player sits out a week (min), regardless if independent doctors clear him, should be something that gets strong consideration.

    Yeah. Some minimum time out, league mandated, would be a first step. At the least it would put HC hiding behind "the player wants to play" (see the Chargers on Justin Herbert) to bed. But I do not see it happening without much more pressure on the NFL to commit to meaningful change.

    Imho, to the owners player health is 95% a PR issue, with perhaps only QBs on non-rookie deals exempted, because of the amount of dead money and the lack of quality replacements. Almost everybody else can be replaced in the off-season or through the draft. As such, the league does the absolute minimum, makes incremental progress to show its concern, but does not in any way makes moves that affect the status quo.

    Tua's a 3rd year pro (I think?) trying to prove he's not a bust, so still on a rookie deal that pays a fraction over 4 or 5 years of what just the first year of a non-mandated contract would net him.

    Without some better guarantees in contracts, players will feel forced to play injured or rush recovery in order to not be cut, and such changes are precisely what would hurt the power and bottom line of the team owners, let alone rule changes to limit the more dangerous contact players are exposed to. "NFL players are warriors, waaagh!" is still what the fans want and the image the league sells - very successfully.
  2. In Topic: Fantasy Football 2022

    30 September 2022 - 04:12 PM

     Stalker, on 30 September 2022 - 11:16 AM, said:

     Tapper, on 30 September 2022 - 04:40 AM, said:

     Brujah, on 26 September 2022 - 04:32 AM, said:

    This is gonna be a close one on paper, Tacoman.

    You're not playing a K this week?

    I think itís the strat - pick up a K for Sun/Mon night if having one will make the difference between winning and losing. If itís a blowout, for either team, keep the more robust bench.

    Same thing happened last week and you better believe that I thought about dropping my entire bench to grab every K on the waiver wire! Ultimately though, not how I want to play (even if itís funny).

    Aha. The joys of being able to (re)act in realtime :)
  3. In Topic: Fantasy Football 2022

    30 September 2022 - 04:40 AM

     Brujah, on 26 September 2022 - 04:32 AM, said:

    This is gonna be a close one on paper, Tacoman.

    You're not playing a K this week?
  4. In Topic: The Russia Politics and War in Ukraine Thread

    17 September 2022 - 02:43 PM

    View PostPrimateus, on 17 September 2022 - 01:07 PM, said:

    Are we getting close to a point where the whole idea of Russian power has been amply demonstrated to be so much of an illusion that maybe we should consider removing them as a permanent member of the UN security council?

    I guess they can veto that. Or China will. But a revision to USA, China, EU, Japan and India makes perhaps more sense than the current composition. Just never going to happen.
    Not least bcause the EU is not a souvereign country of course.
  5. In Topic: Fantasy Football 2022

    12 September 2022 - 02:31 PM

    View PostTattersail_, on 12 September 2022 - 09:08 AM, said:

    I may have the second highest score of the week and still lose. Let's hope Wilson throws all the TDs to Jeudy and Sutton hardly puts up any points. One can dream.

    One of us will be second highest scoring of the week and losing, unfortunately ;)


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    27 Jun 2022 - 11:40
    Hey man, hope all's well
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    07 Jan 2022 - 14:24
    enjoying the downhill slide? Happy birthday
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    07 Jan 2021 - 15:42
    ermagerd Taps - 40!
    Happy birthday, it's all downhill from here
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    07 Jan 2020 - 19:33
    and again
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    08 Jan 2019 - 13:17
    Happy birthday Taps
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    08 Jan 2017 - 02:42
    Happy birthday!
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    18 Dec 2014 - 14:35
    I miss the days when you and I had the top profile views at Malazan due to our ongoing conversation. How have you been? I always enjoy your posts when you wander into Discussions.
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    20 Mar 2013 - 20:19
    YOU'RE extremely well put.
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    08 Jan 2013 - 10:28
    Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you. Happy Birthday Mr T man, Happy birthday to you!!!!!!
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    01 Nov 2012 - 17:32
    Tapper, you invalidated my arguments and I have no rebuttal, time to change the subject!
    I love you almost as much as illy right now
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    31 Jul 2012 - 02:13
    Tapper, you sexy man, man. Love the flannel shirt at the beach, pic. I'm giving you a nickname - Ryan Seacrest.
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    29 Jun 2012 - 21:27
    Ever seen a grown man naked?
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