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Thoughts From Across the League on the Bears Bye

| October 26th, 2015

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The benefit of the Bears bye week? I get to see more football than any other Sunday of the season. Here are a bunch of thoughts from around the league.

(1) Text from my buddy, a Bills fan, during the Yahoo! streaming of Buffalo vs. Jacksonville: “If this is the future of the NFL, they need to rethink it.” Stream was choppy and inconsistent across the country. Football on television is the perfect sports commodity. If NFL wants to adapt to a world moving beyond the traditional cable packages they’ll need to partner with existing streaming systems.

(2) Don’t want to hear the Eagles complain about dropped passes. Crap players drop passes. Philadelphia HAD good players. They got rid of them all. Now they have crap ones.

(3) Watching the NFC East & AFC South makes one thing clear: we will be having the old “should we reseed the playoffs” debate again in a few months.

(4) Shocked to see a gentlemen like Greg Hardy behave poorly on the sideline. It’s almost like he’s the type of man to throw his girlfriend on a futon stacked with guns while she cried and begged for her life. Almost.

(5) Pittsburgh, Dallas, Buffalo, Tennessee. All three learned how difficult it is to overcome mistakes of backup quarterbacks. You can’t win in this league without your starter.

(5a) Cowboys are three games better than the rest of the NFC East with their QB and WR.

(6) Said all week the Lions were overestimating their win over the Bears. After a hot start Detroit was embarrassed by Minnesota for three quarters, including 7 sacks and a 20+ point deficit. (Ignore the late safety.)

(7) Lovie Smith’s defenses have a track record of being ripped apart by mediocre quarterbacks (Matt Leinart, Joey Harrington…etc). Now we can add Kirk Cousins to that list. How do you blow a 24 point lead to Kirk Cousins when you’re supposed to be a great defensive coach? (You don’t.)

(8) Jim Irsay needs to fire Ryan Grigson and Chuck Pagano before he ends up wasting the tenure of one of the league’s best quarterbacks. Grigson botched the roster beyond repair. Pagano is a dimwit. (And I got this game wildly wrong in the picks. Pagano and this roster can absolutely keep Luck from thriving.)

(9) I can’t confidently say Todd Gurley isn’t the best runner in the league already. Cleveland had no chance to stop him yesterday. Not sure who does. With Gurley and that defense, all Nick Foles needs to be is average for the Rams to make the postseason.

(10) Fine, Joe Philbin was an awful head coach. But that doesn’t excuse the change in effort level from the Dolphins defense. They quit on Philbin, a good man who didn’t deserve that. Pathetic.

(11) Enough with the Aaron Rodgers is the greatest quarterback stuff. I’ll take the guy who has been to six Super Bowls, won four and put up a thirty spot against the league’s best defense yesterday. Brady did it to the Jets with a tool he rarely uses: his fastball.

(12) When I heard Arian Foster tore something, I thought…nothing.

(12a) No assistant coach is doing a worse job than Romeo Crennel with the Texans defense.

(13) Blake Bortles is good.

(14) Does Phil Rivers ever get called out for never winning anything? Or does he get a pass because he’s “fiery” and has thirty-four kids?

(15) How did the Bears shut down Amari Cooper?

(16) Officiating in the league has found rock bottom. A phantom pass interference call cost the Bills a victory and sent their team running to Twitter afterwards. Giants/Cowboys was a trainwreck of bad calls. In four different games yesterday (FOUR!) the announcers had no idea if what they’d just seen was a catch. The rule book needs a cleaning and these game-altering calls need to become reviewable. Immediately.

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  • Irish Sweetness

    PAYMENT !!!

  • Irish Sweetness

    On the Yahoo streaming thing, if the stream is choppy that has nothing to do with Yahoo and everything to do with people having 12 tabs open, caches full of crap, and crappy or no decent anti-virus installed.
    I watched the game in SE Asia. It was flawless.

    • DaBearsBlog

      Don’t agree on your streaming comment. Cities have notorious issues with streaming due to overloaded systems. Reporters across country struggled with consistency from the feed.

      • Trac

        Reporters had streaming problems? Heavens to Betsy.

        • DaBearsBlog

          Well they are by and large in cities and have terrific internet connections.

      • Ronald Raes

        well fix your infrastructure then. I watched the game on game pass from Belgium, like I watch every week (redzone and the weekly bears game). Always flawless HD stream on my Laptop. I fail to see where you want to go with this. millions of people already watch NFL from their computer now. it the only way to get NFL where I live.

        • DaBearsBlog

          I understand it works. This one did not.

        • It’s easy if you’re not in America, as there are few people trying to access the stream. But if they’re streaming a Bears game in Chicago, half the city is going to be streaming it, and everything will get jammed because that’s too much burden on the system.

          • The GP

            But if they’re streaming a Bears game in Chicago, half the city is going to be streaming it, and everything will get jammed because that’s too much burden on the system.

            http://i.imgur.com/iWKad22.jpg

          • and why exactly is this so stupid? When a lot of people in your area are all trying to access the network at the same time, speeds drop. Happened all the time for me when I lived in Chicago and tried to watch Netflix at peak hours. Not so much in the suburbs though.

          • Sactowns#1
          • Sactowns#1

            yeah…

          • I’m not saying the internet is like water or electric supply. I’m just saying companies typically provide so much bandwidth to a general area, and that can get overburdened if too many people in that area are trying to do bandwidth-intensive things (such as streaming video) at the same time, leading to it being slower for everybody involved.

      • yeah, Jeff. fixed the damned infrastructure!!

  • SC Dave

    The NFL buys into a gambling racket.
    NFL officiating it the worst ever.

    Coincidence?

    I know my answer.

    • Irish Sweetness

      It’s unbelievable. It invites corruption. I wonder how many officials are ‘Masons?

      • The GP

        Pee Masons?

        • Trac

          Perry Masons.

      • Trac

        Skull doggery is what it is.

      • Bender McLugh

        shhhh!!! they have ears everywhere……

    • Scharfinator

      So what are you going to do about it? The viewership won’t ever figure it out. Boycott the NFL games for a year and they’d change some shit.

      • SC Dave

        I suppose I could write my Senators and demand a RICO investigation. Problem is, they’d love that to distract from their inaction on stuff such as the ongoing destruction of the Constitution and the currency.

        Not that they have any intent to do anything to begin with.

    • The Yes Guy

      ….. yes?

  • Trac

    Jeff’s point on #7 was concise and coherent and I agree. Yes, Kirk Cousins is a pro bowl QB. Hee hee.

  • Erik Lambert

    I’d say Soldier Field had a hand in Cooper being shut down. I’m really stunned how bad the Texans D has gotten, perhaps further indication Crennel was a product of Bill Belichick.

  • MB30SD

    14… my two good buddies who are chargers fan and I, always have this debate.

    When rivers throws one if his pathetic hiss fits on the field (hands and vagina all a-flailing) to the refs, he’s just firey. When cutty gets in the face of his turnstile lineman for being a worthless pussy, he’s a whiney bitch.

    Makes me really angry, because rivers is a whiney spaz of a little bitch. And he has the worst throwing motion I’ve ever seen on an nfl qb.

    Oh, and although he has 562 kids, a 26 year old I ‘dated’ a few years back is a family friend, said told me that the pos hits on her and her 26 yr old friends all the time. Scumbag.

    • MB30SD

      Btw, we are crushing those idiots in two weeks.

      Oh, and #7. Yeah, he’s really turning that franchise around. Baaaahahhahahahaha

      • 505 Bears

        On fire this Monday morning!! Someone ate his Wheaties!!

        • MB30SD

          Sup my dawg?

          breakfast of champions baby! I just pour a little basil hayden over them and BOOM!

          • 505 Bears

            Now that will get the blood pumping!!….same ol. Getting ready to head out to Chi for the Broncs game. Gonna be an Animal House style weekend with my buddies from WA and Korea

          • MB30SD

            Awesome. Enjoy. try to stay out of jail and/or the morgue.

            …and don’t let your Korean buddy talk you into trying the nakji

    • The GP

      And by ‘dated’, he means he bought her dinner before the sack.

      • MB30SD

        yes.

    • CanadaBear

      Not that Matt Ryan is a dbag like Rivers but the media love him unconditionally and he’s way over rated. His stats are OK but he doesn’t exactly scream success.

  • CanadaBear

    Don’t get the crocodile tears for Joe Philbin. A shitty coach is a shitty coach whether he’s a good man or not. The D hated playing a passive D. When you have one of the most aggressive DLmen in the league (Suh) and you ask him to go passive, you suck at your job. Same with the Bears players last year. If the coaches are terrible and don’t put players in situations to take advantage of what they do best, players will under perform. Shitty coaches don’t fool the players, just fans that like the coach for whatever reason.

    • BillW

      A lot of people get that way over good guy coaches. I remember that sentiment over Abe and also Neill Armstrong. Sportswriters complaining that the players poor play got a good man fired.

      Essentially saying the players needed to take responsibility and play well despite a bad coach? Or a coach really shouldn’t be necessary because all the players need to do is play well and everything else just works out?

      • CanadaBear

        I liked Jauron and Lovie personally but was not sorry when either of them got canned (esp DJ).

  • BerwynBomber

    DaBearsBlog @dabearsblog “So many Tweets & emails about Bears playoff implications. Here’s what I say…if they win Sunday, not ridiculous to open the conversation.”

    Probably not but what will probably come back to haunt us is either the AZ or SEA loss. Those two teams, along with ATL, will probably be near the WC at the end and we will lose the tiebreaker with each.

    • BillW

      Still a long way to go obviously, but it never occurred to me that we might be in a position to look back at any one game as a lost opportunity.

      Kudos to Pace and Fox for already getting this seemingly hopeless team of 2014 back on the path to relevance.

      • BillW

        Of course, with raised expectations come expectations that are even higher. (I read that from Hub).

        Like the Cubs – doing better than expected will no longer be good enough.

    • CanadaBear

      I can’t imagine the Bears will be in contention for anything this year. Not shitty enough for the top picks (unless there are more injuries to the playmakers) and certainly not good enough to compete for the playoffs.

  • The GP
    • BillW

      Fascinating read. So what you’re telling me Hub is if certain players play well, the Bears don’t have to draft high at those positions.

      But if they don’t, well then the Bears will have to.

      I tell you, you can’t get insight like that anywhere else.

      (Obvious sarcasm, hopefully.)

      • The GP

        If you really like it, you can pay Hub for it.

        • BillW

          Well, the poor guy does need the money after running PFW into the ground.

  • The GP

    So many Tweets & emails about Bears playoff implications. Here’s what I say…if they win Sunday, not ridiculous to open the conversation.

    Sometimes I wonder what Jeff’s idea of “so many” is.

    • DaBearsBlog

      If I get 10 emails on a topic, that’s a lot.

      • BillW

        I must say, if the Bears can get into a “if the season ended today…” conversation even for only a week, this season exceeded expectations.

        • AlbertInTucson

          But “If the season ended today…” they are nowhere close to making the playoffs.

          That doesn’t exceed any expectations.

          • BillW

            Not today of course. And expectations are a personal thing. I never thought for even any one week the Bears would be close enough to a playoff berth to be mentioned. Or even looking back and saying “if they won that one game, they’d be tied for the WC”.

            So if they get there (and at 2-4 they’d have to go on a little streak) they would have exceeded my expectations.

          • AlbertInTucson

            3-3 sooo would have exceeded my expectations.

          • Johnnywad

            Boy, and they were just a damn whisker away from it.

          • AlbertInTucson

            They gave it away.

          • Johnnywad

            Can’t disagree

          • can’t go 12-4 without winning 3 and losing 3.

          • they’re 2 games back of MIN for last WC spot right now. Win and they’re one game out with 9 to go.
            But still too early, IMO. Get to 10 games, then we’ll talk.

          • AlbertInTucson

            What’s going to really suck is, if they somehow (miraculously) contend, that loss to Detroit comes into sharp focus.

      • The GP

        10+ people asked you if you thought the Bears should think playoffs? Really?

        • DaBearsBlog

          10 emails alone asking me what they should root for Sunday to help Beara make playoffs.

  • Sactowns#1

    3 for 4 this week. I thought the Bills could make it happen in London but I was wrong. Jets were my heroes for going for that late FG instead of a TD. The over over in the Raiders game hit by halftime and the Rams remain solid.

  • CanadaBear

    Watched a little of the NE/NY game. The entire time I watched the announcers kept crying about dropped passes from Brady. They even went through a montage of all the dropped passes. At least 3 or 4 of them were shitty passes behind the receiver or just off the shoe tops. Yeah they could have been caught but they weren’t gimmees, esp the ones behind the receivers. I thought the announcers were going to call for a congressional investigation by the end of the game.

    • The GP

      Tom is beautiful people. Different set of rules.

      • Scharfinator

        And he has proven above the inept governing NFL system. He is our NFL super villain.

      • Johnnywad

        Screw Tom Brady and his “Supermodel” wife that, in reality, looks like a transvestite dude. She’s ever so slightly more attractive than Sarah Jessica Parker, or a horse. Beautiful my ass. Don’t get it.

        • Bender McLugh

          “beautiful my ass” – I see what you did there.

        • MB30SD

          Johnny, as usual, you and I have the mind meld on the wifey. I think she’s looked turrible in the last 10 years. When she was young she was nails… now tommy boy is prettier than she is.

      • MB30SD

        I loves the beautiful peoples.

  • BillW

    It took me a long time to realize this – but many football fans prefer “narratives” to analysis or at least understanding. I always knew that about casual fans but it seems surprisingly true regarding fans that consider themselves “real” fans.

    “Rivers is a top QB; Cutler throws too many INTs”; perfect example. (It even rhymes, so it MUST be true.)

    Proliferation of social media – and explosion of the sheer number of sports media types – just makes it more obvious.

    The irony is that Jeff himself is the product of all this. A 140 character tweet almost has to come out like a non-debatable point rather than an opinion.

    • Scharfinator

      The internet is the biggest circle jerk in human history.

      • CanadaBear

        No kidding. Almost every time I read comments on an article, I regret it. There are a lot of really stupid, really nasty people out there. Of course, most of the really nasty ones would never say half the shit they write if they had to face the other person.

        • The GP

          Viva would beat the shit out of them.

          • CanadaBear

            No doubt in my mind. I’m guessing a few internet weenies get clocked every now and then because they forget there are consequences when you shoot off your mouth in front of someone.

          • AlbertInTucson

            Doesn’t Canada limit the campaign for Prime Minister to like 10 or 11 weeks?

          • CanadaBear

            We had the longest campaign in the last 100+ years and it was 78 days. It’s kinda crazy how they elect the Prime Minister. You vote for the member of parliament – MP’s (like a congressman/senator) in your district and whichever party has the most MP’s elected is the new PM. If the new PM has more than 169 (half of the 338 elcted MP’s) he has a majority govt. Typically MP’s of the ruling party are a rubber stamp for the PM.

          • MB30SD

            I would pay to see that

        • BillW

          Many people by nature want things to be simple. Hence conspiracy theories at one example. Blind loyalty to one party – or is it blind hatred of the other – as another example.

          The internet – tweets, Facebook comments etc – seems to legitimize the idea that everything really IS that simple.

          Hence also the popularity of Donald Trump. Should have seen a candidate like that coming. The guy is addicted to Twitter. Stays up late sending out tweets about TV personalities. Can you imagine if he were elected?

          “Just met with heads of state. SMFH! Morons all!”

          • CanadaBear

            I would be shocked if Trump got elected.

          • BillW

            I agree – Hillary looks to be a shoe-in unless something else comes up at the wrong time.

            Bill Daley wrote a great piece published in the Tribune today about how the Republicans (and I consider myself one still) went downhill starting with the nomination of Sarah Palin.

            It’s like a one and a half party system now.

          • AlbertInTucson

            I don’t think she’s healthy and the next year of campaigning could, literally, kill her.

          • BillW

            Interesting. A lot of rumors about that. Worth keeping in mind.

          • Trac

            Well you better go out and get ya some rubber boots mate.

          • Sactowns#1

            Oh Trac, people are smarter than that. I know they elected Bush twice, which was monumentally stupid, but there’s no way that many people are dumb enough to elect Trump.

          • Trac

            Oh Sac…

  • CanadaBear

    Interesting read from Moon. Sure sounds like Rat was hungover/still drunk.

    http://www.csnchicago.com/bears/bears-cutting-dl-jeremiah-ratliff-just-latest-part-culture-change

  • AlbertInTucson

    “Stream was choppy and inconsistent across the country.”

    Thank you. Glad to know it was just the feed to me.

  • BerwynBomber

    Rivers has appeared in nine playoff games and his career passer rating is a solid ten points higher than Cutty’s. Their career productivity and achievements aren’t very comparable.

    • MB30SD

      he’s still a little spazzy bitch.

      • BerwynBomber

        Oh I know. I’m no fan of the dude. Though then again, I am old enough to remember Marino being a total red ass to his teammates as well. Actually, Stafford flashed a bit of that yesterday in their MIN game.

        • MB30SD

          I think he’s a better overall QB than cutty, by quite a margin… I just can’t stand the dude and his on-field antics. Ridiculous.

  • AlbertInTucson

    #10. You lose 1 or 2 guys in the locker room, maybe.

    You lose the WHOLE locker room, maybe the problem IS in the mirror.

  • BerwynBomber

    Can’t say I am a fan of the regular season London games. Pre-season? Fine. But regular season seems unnecessary.

    Goodell and his world domination dreams.

    • Sactowns#1

      And what’s up with the varying start times and broadcast mediums? If you want to launch a product keep it consistent.

    • BillW

      My main problem, if I can even call it that, is I still wonder if there is a real market there. It’s entirely possible Goodell is just trying to make a legacy and he’s going all in on creating international interest in the NFL.

      That said, ProFootballTalk had an interesting idea. The league could expand the schedule to 17 games. That one extra game would be at a neutral (international) site for everyone. In addition, cut preseason to 2 games and add one more bye week.

  • MB30SD

    As much as I love the game, and it was one of the most influential things in my life that made me who I am today. And as big a stud as my 5 year old is going to be… I don’t think I’m going to steer him towards football. The thought of losing him just isn’t worth it. Soccer, maybe lacrosse?

    http://www.cnn.com/2015/10/25/us/illinois-high-school-football-player-death/index.html

    • Bender McLugh

      Soccer, preferably with a good program to teach him the real game which seems to finally be catching on in the US. Scares me to think of my nephews playing any football these days.

      • MB30SD

        yeah, I love that game more than anything. It is literally the most amazing thing you can do as a young strong alpha male (without getting arrested), but not worth it for my baby.

        Hopefully by the time he plays they will have figured it out… or roge will have turned the game into a mix of flag football and nascar

    • DocNitty Ellipsoids Ornamental

      I hear ya man, but what will you tell him if he WANTS to play, without you pushing him? I mean, where does it stop? Can’t drive a car, can’t go surfing, can’t be a rock climber, can’t ski or snowboard…. I’ve somewhat come around to the fact that if my boys want to play the game that I love, I’ll teach him proper technique, and I’ll yank him from a game myself if he abuses it, but I’ll let him play.

      • MB30SD

        yeah, I know. and that’s really all you can do right? Hope to god that yours isn’t one of the unlucky ones. Of course, they can just as easily die from some hidden congenital heart disease I guess.

        Sigh. getting old sucks.

      • Trac

        Every generation thinks they can protect the next one so that’s part of what’s going on here. I respect your position but I have already told my boy the risks. The choice is his and he’s already decided against it.

        6-3 220lbs And Just Turned 16.

        He has to bend down to hug me now and no, I’m not escared. He he

        • MB30SD

          I still remember the day when I beat my dad at arm wrasslin for the first time. Changed everything.

          …I was 3. (hahahaha!)

          • Trac

            Hahaha. I was 16 and my Dad dislocated his shoulder trying to beat me. I always wished I’d let him win.

            When I visited him a month ago, he was talking about how his shoulder still hurt him after all these years. Said he couldn’t remember how he hurt it. Hahaha

          • MB30SD

            hahahahahaha… milkin it.

            Yeah, I think it’s a right of passage. little sad for the old me (now us)

    • Yeah, my nephew just started playing flag football (he’s like 7). I went to a game. The first game I ever went to see him (cuz he normally plays soccer. Does that make me a bad uncle?)

      It was fun. Before the game even started some guy passed fliers out about how to “positively” cheer. Guess parents can get pretty “involved” in the games lol

      Anyways, no passes. Kids running the wrong way. No scores kept. It was pretty funny. The best hit of the day came when a girl totally stiffed armed a tackler, only to get WIPED out by his buddy. She went to the sideline and cried, then came back in like a trooper.

      But yeah, as much fun as that was, if it was actually tackle, with all the info coming out, I don’t know if I’d have as much fun watching my nephews hitting helmets.

      • MB30SD

        Get back in there and stop acting like a little gir…. oh wait.

    • Johnnywad

      Mine played football until 7th grade. Starting MLB and FB. Good ball player. Also played lacrosse. In 8th grade he decided for himself it wasn’t worth the risk. I gave him all the info, talked through all of it. This all came about after a pretty good shot to the head left him dazed and staggering for a second. I wasn’t going to force him out, but I’m glad he’s out. Thing is, I know the science pretty well. I researched it as well as a dad can. But I also know the world, well America, is full of men that played the game, and live a full and happy life with no symptoms of CTE. So for my part, there’s plenty of evidence that shows the life altering damage occurs post high school ball for most players. I’m sure there are those that didnt play beyond high school, and still have problems, but it doesn’t seem to be prevalent.

      My son plays lacrosse year round now and its a freakin blast. Both of my kids played soccer. I find lacrosse, especially good lacrosse, to be far more entertaining.

      • MB30SD

        Nice. Best result. Besides the fact that Lac-crossey started with overprivelaged white twats from the hamptons (just kidding, I don’t have a fucking clue where it started… canada? haha)

        • Trac

          The Indians used to toss around their fallen enemies heads as a game after a hard fought victory. Those…those…redskins.

          • MB30SD

            Sounds like a lovey afternoon.

    • DaMurph

      Knocking a soccer ball with your head cant be comforting to the brain.

      • MB30SD

        NO HEADERS!!!

        • DaMurph

          While you relish your headers? Bwahaha!

          • MB30SD

            I do indeed. that said, I’d rather give than receive most of the time (see my post on skittles above.

            That’s why I’m so popular with the ladies Murph, it’s better to give than receive sometimes,

        • That’s what she said?

    • Trac

      MA and PA deserve 99% of the credit mate.

  • Trestman was a “nice guy”, and Cutler quit on him. So by the laws of transitive property, Jeff has called Cutler pathetic!
    Wow. Never thought I’d see the day.

    • Trac

      No more Guinness for Him!

    • BerwynBomber

      Yeah, I don’t get the tears for Philbin. A “good guy”? Who knows? But it was pretty obvious his players were running the ship as far back as the Icognito incident.

    • BillW

      Fine line perhaps but one could say Cutler quit on Kromer – who was not a nice guy.

  • Arian Foster,,,,NOOOOOOO!!! He ruptured his achilles in junk time to add insult to injury. SMH.

    Oh well. Time to fire up Stefon Diggs.

    • MB30SD

      hedone

  • MB30SD

    Don’t know about you guys but I LOVE skittles

    http://www.mandatory.com/2015/10/22/todays-funny-photos/

    • DaMurph

      Meh

      • MB30SD

        ?!?!?!?!

        My god that view is my very favorite (except for the boobies). Yummy!

        • DaMurph

          Shit I was speaking strictly skittles, when I said MEH the link wasnt opening. I retract the MEH in relation to the pictured hot one!

          • MB30SD

            ah, thank god Murph. I was going to have to rethink me time with you. hahaha (NEVER!)

  • MB30SD

    How in THEE fuck do you put butterfinger in the 3rd tier?!?!?! That is treason! Nay, HIGH treason!

    I think the butterfinger is the pinnacle of chocolate bars, and South Africa has some of the best ever.

    • Trac

      According to my son, it’s Snickers 1-10.

      • MB30SD

        Top 4 ever (american), in proper order:

        1. Butterfinger
        2. Snickers
        3. Twix
        4. Kitkat

        That is all.

        SA:

        1. Peppermint crisp
        2. Crunchy
        3. Flake

        • Trac

          I’ll go with evra thing on your list except butterfingers. Yuuuk!!!

          • MB30SD

            Ho. Ly. Shit.

            I hate to be the one to break this to you, but you’re going down not up in the end. Hahaha

        • BerwynBomber

          What? No Almond Joy?????? Pffftttt …

          I haven’t eaten a chocolate bar in years but I remember liking Almond Joys, Nestle Crunch and Hershey bars.

          • MB30SD

            Almond joy?!?! You HAVE to be shitting me bb

    • DocNitty Ellipsoids Ornamental

      I teach a class called math in society where one of the topics is different voting methods and the different ways to tally votes. Each time I teach the topic, I have the class narrow down a big list to their top four favorite candy bars. Then, they vote on them using the various voting methods. Then as part of a quiz, they count the votes and determine the winners based on the different counting methods. Butterfinger is usually in the final four, but Reeses PB cups wins every method, every time. Snickers is usually second, with Kit Kat and Butterfinger taking up the rear. Just sayin…

      • MB30SD

        Fuck pbcups. Those things suck! As do most peanut focused flavored candy/deserts.

        Not that I don’t like peanutbutter, but in candy it overpowers everything else. Might as well just eat Skippy right out of the jar with a bigassed spoon… which I do.

  • Sactowns#1

    I thought Sean Payton was crazy like a fox to throw two early challenge flags on catches/non catches. Until the NFL straightens this whole mess out coaches should be liberal in their use of the red flag. Make the NFL clearly define what is a catch and what isn’t.

    • BillW

      I wonder if anything controversial happened in the London game. I wonder how Roger is going to build an international audience for a sport that needs a rules expert as part of the broadcasting team. I wonder what people outside the US think when the expert disagrees with the decision makers on a replay.

      Probably something like “Soccer (football) is better than US ‘football. We know what a goal is, a handball, offsides. Don’t need no stinkin’ expert to tell us what we just saw (only to be wrong.)”

  • Sactowns#1

    And with GP losing this week there are no more undefeated teams.

    • He wasn’t technically undefeated. Frank tied him.
      And GP still has a chance. CJ1K just needs to rush for about 200.

      I think the highest score a RB got in our league is 47, so it’s POSSIBLE, but not likely.

      The worst team in the league only starting like 4 players beat the highest scoring team at full power.

      That’s fucking hilarious.

      • BillW

        Technically, if GP did not lose any games, he was undefeated.

    • Also, your streak of 4 in a row looks like it’s going to end unless Smith and Cards D go ape shit, and Palmer and Forsett tank.

      Not likely, but who knows.

  • Trac

    New thread.

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