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Kwak 05-16-2019 01:20 PM

Nfl 2019/2020
I'm surprised nobody kicked this off after the draft. Schedules have been released, old baggage has been shuffled about the league and young bodies enter into the system bring hope to fans everywhere.

Where do you guys think your teams stand? Do you applaud their decisions during this offseason and what are your hopes for the upcoming season? Are there any other teams you're watching that may get into your team's way? Are some of those teams going through unrest that have you hopeful of your team's chances to compete and surpass them?

Being in Pittsburgh, I am of course rooting for my hometown team but there have been big changes that hopefully have trimmed some fat and humbled others.

Locals still complain about coach Mike Tomlin (which I have always dismissed to the thinly veiled racism that is rampant in the area,) but now even the apologists are showing unrest. For the past few years he has had a losing record in the playoffs and the 2018 season's drama culminated in them not even making the playoffs.

QB Ben Rothlisberger has adopted an "aw shucks" public personality but behind the scenes he has made Machiavellian maneuvers that have resulted in the firing of the offensive coordinator and run several offensive players out of town in truly dramatic fashion. Of course, I'm talking about Le'Veon Bell and Antonio Brown (who both cracked under the behind the scenes pressure to reveal that they were also Narcissistic nut cases themselves) who have gone on to other teams and promise to continue the drama in those dysfunctional franchises.

As for the draft picks, I can't really comment with any authority. I'm hoping that they pan out and don't go all nutty as they realize their potential and get all big-headed.

Looking around the league, I see that the Steelers open with the Patriots. Even though Robert Kraft looks like he's going to escape prosecution for his little soire in the massage parlor in Florida on a technicality I'm wondering if Goodell is going to slap him with a hefty fine (I'm being sarcastic as the max is $500K which is chump change for any owner) and slap him with a "suspension."

As for those ex-Steelers, Antonio Brown was just in town yesterday at the court house to get his speeding ticket reduced to just a fine. He did 110mph in a $100K+ Italian sports car in a 45 mph zone but nobody was hurt so it's all good I suppose. He tweeted for his fans to all show up at the courthouse, but I didn't hear that Grant Street was closed so I'm hoping that that's the last we have to deal with him. That being said, the Raiders are the favorite for HBO's Hard Knocks this year...but then there's the Jets.

Speaking of which, I understand that there was a shakeup in the front office that sent the GM packing after the draft and the rift with ownership was over our formerly very own pot smoking, jet skiing, season skipping Le'Veon Bell who got a sweet deal from the outgoing GM. It makes me wonder, will he even come to training camp this year? I highly doubt it. He might as well stay in Miami because the new GM was vocally opposed to the deal.

That being said, closer to home I think we have more to worry from the Cleveland Browns this year.

GBDad 05-28-2019 06:50 PM

Packers legend and 5 time world champion quarterback Bart Starr passed away on Sunday at the age of 85. While I'm too young to have ever seen him play, you don't grow up in Wisconsin without being well educated on the Packers "Glory Years" and all who were a part of it. The term "Class Act" is thrown around rather loosely these days and many who are labeled as such turn out to be @$$holes in the end. Bart Starr's picture is next to the definition of class act. A great player and an even better human being. One of the founders of Rawhide Boys Ranch which has achieved national acclaim for their work with at risk youth. Worked with and served numerous charities in Wisconsin and throughout the country. Truly the face of the Green Bay Packers from his playing days to the day he passed. While most have made peace with it, Brett Favre admittedly went to a rival to stick it to the Packers. I have a feeling that when Aaron Rodgers retires, he will rarely be seen around these parts the rest of his days. Bart Starr IS the Green Bay Packers. Having nothing to do with the rain, I don't think there was a dry eye in the building when he came out to greet Brett Favre on the night number 4 was retired on the Lambeau Field facade.

Rest in Peace Bart Starr, 1934-2019

GBDad 06-01-2019 02:19 PM

Packers new head coach Matt LeFleur tore his achilles playing basketball. Surgery tomorrow. 6 months recovery. Has to coach from a "cart" for the foreseeable future. Hopefully not a metaphor for the upcoming season!

Kwak 08-19-2019 11:45 AM

Anybody watching Hard Knocks on HBO? Those Raiders are every bit the sideshow that we expected.

Antonio Brown is not shrewd or smart. It's not all about the money either; he is crazy. Certifiably. I like to think I know what goes into being crazy and this guy should be walking around in one piece footie pajamas and wearing a soccer helmet, not barefoot in a cryo chamber and moaning about wanting to wear a 10 year old helmet that clearly didn't do it's job when a current teammate knocked him out and he lost some of his marbles as a result. He clearly took a hit to the head that cracked the shell off the nut. I'm convinced the man has CTE.


GBDad 08-21-2019 08:14 PM

Have never had HBO but got it a few days ago when I switched TV providers. With full understanding that all telecom companies are a bunch of crooks and I will have to change in another 3-5 years, at least for 12 months I have more channels while saving about $100/mo.

But yes....definitely want to check out Hard Knocks. I see the first 3 are available on demand. Heard so much about it over the years but never had a chance to see it. Kids start school in 12 days, not that anyone is counting, and then I plan on catching up on some TV.

Kwak 09-05-2019 05:34 PM

Holy crap. Iím glad the Steelers washed their hands of that guy. Clearly, heís got some sort of brain damage though. Those story has gone from sideshow to all out fiasco. This isnít over yet and Iím predicting a very very sad ending.

Meanwhile, the Stillerís go to Foxboro on Sunday night. They are naturally the underdogs.

Kwak 09-08-2019 12:22 AM

Brown released from the Raiders and picked up by the Patriots iust hours later. Unbefreakinglieveable.

Mark B. 09-08-2019 12:41 PM


Originally Posted by Kwak (Post 300832)
Brown released from the Raiders and picked up by the Patriots iust hours later. Unbefreakinglieveable.

UHG! The patsies rarely make bad calls of those kinds of moves.

Lets go Jets! GULP!

Mark B. 09-13-2019 01:33 PM

My team, the Jets, are off to their usual crappy start. All the local talking heads in the sports media who pretty much guaranteed that they would be going to the playoffs with at least 11 wins now have all done a 180 and are now saying an 0-5 start is the better bet.

I would like to know where on the planet is Cam Newton's outfit in style? This guy has crashed and burned since his Superbowl disaster. He should spend less time coming up with outfits that make Pee Wee Herman laugh and spend more time practicing. I think he needs to reminded that he lives in North Carolina.

irie feeling 09-17-2019 06:26 PM

News alert: Eli Manning is NOT the starter on the Giants.

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