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Posts posted by infrared41

  1. 14 minutes ago, oldschoolvikings said:


    The Landry/Staubach Cowboys teams were where I first cut my Cowboy-hating teeth.  When I was a lad, (young people, take a deep breath) we only got at best 4 NFL games a week, and with only the local sports news for clips, virtually zero national highlights (outside of Howard Cosell's MNF halftime show).  At that time CBS had the NFC rights and, living in Ohio far away from Minnesota, I was desperate for Viking games, clips, highlights, anything.  Instead CBS crammed the despicable Dallas Cowboys down our unwilling throats while NBC alternated the Bengals and Browns. Everyone I knew hated, hated, HATED, the Cowboys, but every week CBS (as my brother called them, the Cowboys Broadcasting System) continued to put them on. My Lord, I hated them. And CBS was so unabashed in their blatant favoritism.  Friggin' Phyllis George litterally cried on air after one glorious playoff flame out by those pompous jerkwads. "America's team"... the nerve!  My hate knew no bounds. When Skeletor... I mean Jerry Jones bought them, the hate just continued.  


    Other than being desperate for Vikings games, that is exactly how I would describe my experience with the 70's Cowboys - right down to the "Cowboys Broadcasting System." I had one friend who was a Cowboys fan and the only reason he was a Cowboys fan was because he was from Texas. Everyone else despised that team.

  2. 56 minutes ago, Bluefalcon said:


    It's only a matter of time before cancel culture comes to Dallas. After all, Cowboys murdered thousands of American Indians.


    Oh please. That is just ridiculous. First off, "Cowboy" is a job, not a race. Second, I'm pretty sure the military did most of the murdering of those "thousands of American Indians." Cowboys did :censored: like herding cattle, not wearing cowboy hats, and keeping the brothels in business. Finally, there are plenty of places to discuss cancel culture and these boards are not any of them.


    I'm asking nicely that you knock it off. Please don't make me ask again.



  3. 42 minutes ago, BringBackTheVet said:

    Here's a fun game for those of us who have been around a decade or more - who were the mods when you joined?


    Best I can remember, Lee, Slapshot, Mockba (now -kj-) Brian in Boston, YH, JoshWaggle (or something like that), and I believe Chris was still a mod way back then. There may have been more, but those are the ones I remember.

  4. 57 minutes ago, Olmec said:

    How does one become a moderator?


    It's a complicated process, but I'll do my best to explain how it works.


    First, the Majestic XII has to decide to open the moderator books. This happens roughly every 23 to 27 months. It's called the "Twenty Three to Twenty Seven Month Quell." A combination of charts, equations, Jim Beam, and a washing machine are used to determine the exact time frame. Once the M-XII declares "the moderator books are open", there is a special M-XII committee that selects members as a possible moderator candidates. Usually, 31 members are "tapped" as potential mod candidates, but that number can be a little higher or a little lower depending on that season's quell. "Tapped" candidates will find Hartford Whalers jersey slipped under their door. Once the 31 members are selected as a potential mods, there are a series of grueling physical and mental tests in which each candidate must participate. Secrecy forbids me from being specific about the tests, but I can tell you that they're not easy.


    Of the initial 31 (give or take) candidates, the number that make it through the initial process averages about 4.7. Some quells may produce five or more candidates while other quells have been a complete waste of everyone's time because no one got past round one. The candidates who survive the initial process are then subjected to another series of even more grueling physical and mental tests. Again, I can't be specific, but I can tell you that part of it requires building an air compressor from scratch. Generally, 1-2 candidates will make it past round two of testing. Those candidates are then voted on by the full membership of the Majestic XII. The M-XII vote must be unanimous. If the vote is not unanimous, the M-XII will post a picture of a Cleveland Browns helmet with a random logo on it. If the vote is unanimous and a new mod has been selected, the M-XII will post a picture of an NFL helmet with a gray face mask to let the masses know that a decision has been made and a new moderator has joined the ranks.


    Hope that explains it.

  5. 1 minute ago, FiddySicks said:

    I remember you being pretty excited for that. We probably learned a similar lesson about living in warm climates 😂

    Loved Florida January thru April. Wasn’t as crazy about it May thru August.  

  6. 1 minute ago, AustinFromBoston said:

    Sure, but the point is you shouldn’t be playing in states that have higher risk than others. 

    Players have a better chance of catching it in Florida or Texas, than New York or Boston. 


    Not that much better. Oh, and Boston isn't a state.

  7. 15 minutes ago, FiddySicks said:

    2nd Arizona is the vision I had of Arizona I had in my head before I moved there and realized just how terrible of a state it is.



    Kinda like 2nd Florida for me.

  8. 10 minutes ago, Cujo said:

    this is why American can't have nice things


    Can't we find out which American you're referring to and have a talk with that person? Could be an easy fix here. 😎

  9. 10 minutes ago, AustinFromBoston said:

    if they cared, they would have banned teams from California, Arizona, Texas, and Arizona, and work to find replacement arenas for those teams in less volatile states. 


    You know it's bad when both Arizonas make the list. You get that the virus is everywhere, right? It's entirely possible the the Marlins were infected in Philadelphia. Point being, there is nowhere to hide from this thing. Some states are worse than others, but the risk exists in all 50.

  10. 1 hour ago, the admiral said:

    Quick scan of Twitter shows that Our Beloved Journalists are really getting off on suffering and collapse.


    Far be it from me to defend these jackals, but gloom, doom, and panic pays the bills.

  11. 7 minutes ago, McCall said:
    10 minutes ago, infrared41 said:


    As a fan, I'm not a fan.

    I honestly think the only that should change from the uniforms is the wording and the logo. This isn't the 1993 expansion Marlins changing from Florida to Miami after 20 years, this is a rather historical team. I find keeping everything possible the same is the best option.



  12. 3 minutes ago, Go Red Sox! said:


    The First Amendment is just theory. A joke. The Constitution is nothing but theory, but practically it's a joke.


    Same goes for rights. There are no rights if the state can take away these rights from you at any time,


    Then why the hell do you keep referring to it? For the record, CCSLC isn't a "state." It's a message board.