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  • #91
    Originally posted by Shiver
    I am a day late, I'll try to hammer it out tonight, as I am kind of a insomniac so I have nothing better to do..
    Im expecting "The NFC is a crapshoot part 100000000000000000000" to be somewhere in there, lol.

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    • #92
      Originally posted by njx9
      Originally posted by bigbluedefense
      Originally posted by njx9
      since this one's bumped... i'd like to advocate a joint thread between a few of you guys.

      you, shiver, DMW (assuming they don't all turn into NFC east topics) and maybe a few other guys. you all tend to give the best write ups and seem to be right a fair amount of the time. you should consider getting together and putting together something before the playoffs start.
      What would you propose? An issue that may occur is the thread being too heavily NFC dominant. Especially NFC East in particular with me and DMW knowing more about our division than anything else.

      We could potentially be opening up pandora's box with something of that nature, but it could also work. Im curious to hear how we would execute something of that sort.
      my first thought would be in a vaguely interview style, at least to start. submit to you guys like 10-15 questions beforehand so that you'd at least have a chance to think of a few things you wanted to point out, but then include some discussion after each, argument or counter-point. this is very off-the-cuff, so bear with me if some of this doesn't sound perfectly thought out.

      i guess i'd think to pattern it after NFL Live, except that you people say infinitely more interesting things than the guys on that show, in terms of someone acting as Wingo, and you guys taking over the discussion from some questions. clearly, if there were issues you particularly wanted to address, those could be part of the question process, btu the process would hopefully ensure that the AFC would be represented.

      it'd be nice to get something like 5-6 guys, some for the NFC and a couple for the AFC (like i said, since it's off the cuff, i only picked up a couple of names that sprung to mind immediately).

      ideally, we could get a separate board created that wouldn't be viewable by anyone (to make the process easier) and then simply move the thread here afterwards for general discussion by everyone. given the number of responses to most of your and shiver's write-ups and the... polarizing nature of some of the things DMW says (no knock here, i appreciate it), i think it would generate some good discussion, especially for those fans whose teams have been eliminated.

      thoughts, concerns, etc.?
      I like it, I like it alot. We all get presented the questions before hand and we give our analysis of the topic at hand. That would be great. Id love for you to be one of the AFC guys, you gotta be part of it. I look forward to it.

      Let's work out the details. It would be a great segway leading to the playoffs.

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      • #93
        Originally posted by Shiver
        Originally posted by bigbluedefense
        Originally posted by njx9
        since this one's bumped... i'd like to advocate a joint thread between a few of you guys.

        you, shiver, DMW (assuming they don't all turn into NFC east topics) and maybe a few other guys. you all tend to give the best write ups and seem to be right a fair amount of the time. you should consider getting together and putting together something before the playoffs start.
        What would you propose? An issue that may occur is the thread being too heavily NFC dominant. Especially NFC East in particular with me and DMW knowing more about our division than anything else.

        We could potentially be opening up pandora's box with something of that nature, but it could also work. Im curious to hear how we would execute something of that sort.
        Yeah, I too am curious. Although truthfully, I keep trying to write my week 16 edition, but I've run acrossed writers block. A change-up would be nice.

        I would love for njx to do some write-ups, as a change of pace, opposed to his usual work where he owns random dummies.
        heh, i kept meaning to all year, mostly so that people would have a chance to rip apart the things i thought. i dunno, i've been trying to get a book finished, so the writing's been pretty consumed in terms of putting together enough thoughts for a serious discussion, rather than just picking at things other people say.

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        • #94
          I gotta get up early tomorrow, so I may be away from the PC, but I'll still be around. It definately sounds like a good idea.

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          • #95
            Originally posted by bigbluedefense
            Originally posted by Shiver
            I am a day late, I'll try to hammer it out tonight, as I am kind of a insomniac so I have nothing better to do..
            Im expecting "The NFC is a crapshoot part 100000000000000000000" to be somewhere in there, lol.

            There has to have been more than just 100000000000000000000


            Originally posted by Scott Wright
            Terrellezzzzzzzz Pryorzzzzzzzz!
            Originally posted by njx9
            do i tell you when to flip the burger?

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            • #96
              i'll try to work some things out. i'm not sure if any admins are around, since we'd need them to get the board created... i'll pm some folks in the meantime. hopefully by thursday or friday the board can be up and we can get some things started before the weekend and have it up by monday or tuesday.

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              • #97
                Even though I dont really have any write up expierence if you need somebody from the AFC just shoot me a PM.

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                • #98
                  This actually sounds like a brilliant idea.

                  And Shiv, get that writeup done. I look forward to it every week.

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                  • #99
                    I'm going to do one of these next year too.. :D

                    Terrific job though.

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                    • Re: BBD's 10 NFL Truths (long write up)

                      Originally posted by bigbluedefense
                      9. [b]Vernon Davis.... For all his strength, he doesn't block well, nor will he ever block well because of his short arms.
                      Way off on this one.

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                      • Wow, that's impressive, especially #7.


                        The problem arises when people use statistics like a drunk uses a lamp post: for support instead of illumination.

                        If luck is where preparation meets opportunity, then clutch is where failure meets luck.

                        <Add1ct> setting myself on fire can't be that hard
                        <Add1ct> but tackling a mosquito might prove a challenge

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                        • This sounds pretty interesting. I'd be happy to be involved, but it seems like a good idea to have some sort of designated format - even it it's simply a loosely put together one - for the sake of apple to apple comparison's on different topics. We could do something of the nature of a team-by-team analysis with our #1 "Essential Truth" (or whatever you want to call it) for each side of the ball, and then a "wild-card" point that we think will likely come into play with the team. Then, beyond that we could have something like 3 points apeice to talk about each conference and what we expect to see, how things will/won't play out, or even commentary on one particular player/trend/pattern/whatever.

                          IDK, just a suggestion, but I definately think there should be fair amount of structure for the sake of comparing ideas on an even playing field. But whatever we decide I'll happily contribute. We need to decide pretty quick here, it will likely take a fair deal of time/effort (at least for me), and the sooner I know what's up, the better the final product will be.
                          Originally posted by 21ST
                          He was protecting his self
                          Originally posted by tjsunstein
                          From what? His leg?
                          Originally posted by Paranoidmoonduck
                          That leg has had it out for him since day 1.
                          "We're the quiet guys, the guys before the storm. And then we hit you."

                          DeMarcus Ware

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                          • Btw, BBD, I remember reading this post back when you made it, and thinking that it was about 60-40 right.....but looking back it was truly an impressive job.

                            If one wanted to nit-pick, they could find something wrong with probably 6 or 7 of your points, but the spirit of what you were saying was right on everything......lol, except your beloved G-men. It's funny how that works, isn't it? Love does truly blind us.

                            Still, while LJ may ultimately win the rushing title, I would still consider your point to be right. People were saying that he would run away with it, and that 2000 was the benchmark for success for him this season, but he has had waaaaaay more carries than LT, and is currently neck and neck with him. I expected him to be in it, but to lose out to somebody that came out of the pack. I truly didn't expect it to be LT to win it (even though I have always thought that he was the best RB in the league), because of the vulturing nature of Michael Turner, but I am happy to see him in position to do just that.

                            As to the AFC West point, while you may sound off on that one, it was still a good one. The inclusion of the Raiders in that group was a bone-head one, imo, and the only part that I would argue with right now (though I personally would have told you you were dead wrong to think that the Chiefs had a chance before the season), as the Broncos looked like the class of the division 1/3 of the way in, while the Chiefs made a serious run at it before falling back to the pack. I don't think the Chargers are that much better than the rest of the league. Rather, I think they have had a series of fortunate circumstances conspire to keep them where they are, with the Bengals win, followed by the early deficit-turned-win @ Denver that ultimately (at least imo) sealed Denver's fate for the season and catapulted the Chargers to the top of the division - and league. So, while it superficially looks that you were full of it on that one, I would consider you to have captured the spirit of what has actually transpired, even if the letter seems to be wrong.

                            Definately a job well done. 8)
                            Originally posted by 21ST
                            He was protecting his self
                            Originally posted by tjsunstein
                            From what? His leg?
                            Originally posted by Paranoidmoonduck
                            That leg has had it out for him since day 1.
                            "We're the quiet guys, the guys before the storm. And then we hit you."

                            DeMarcus Ware

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                            • word, i should have a forum up by tomorrow, so when you see something new on the board, stop in. my plan would be to spend some portion of tomorrow finalizing the format, then getting stuff up over the weekend and tuesday (since a "drinking" weekend may not be conducive for everyone to get things up) then copy forward the posts on either tuesday or wednesday.

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