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I cut on the game last night and watched for about 5 minutes. I cut it off when the fourth flag in that time span was thrown, and remembered why I can't be bothered with this league anymore. Something needs to be done with the officiating. 

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21 minutes ago, DScruggy729 said:

I cut on the game last night and watched for about 5 minutes. I cut it off when the fourth flag in that time span was thrown, and remembered why I can't be bothered with this league anymore. Something needs to be done with the officiating. 

 

Side note:  "Cut it on/off" - Is this a southern thing?  

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Brock Osweiler complained about this lasers in his eyes. The fans were yelling Puto! on Houston kick-offs. The altitude is 7,000 feet.

 

Maybe let's not play in Mexico anymore.

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Other than the lasers (which are a legit concern I must admit), I don't think there's any issue with playing in Mexico. College kids play in +7000 ft. altitude when going to Wyoming; if they can do that, then I'm sure the pros will adjust in due time.

 

Although I must say that I don't know what "Puto" means.

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Puto is basically banned across FIFA, and you can get kicked out of a lot of stadiums in the USA for using it because it's considered a slur. 

 

Not in Mexico, though. It's basically chanted on every goal kick in Liga MX games. 

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And every time a Liga MX team plays in the US. Or whenever a Central American team plays in the US. It's like YSA, but more more vulgar.

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We were robbed.

 

Right now I'm just thinking about watching my team and that's it.

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On 11/21/2016 at 10:05 PM, Discrimihater said:

Crazy...that's at least as much of an indictment of how poorly the Browns have been at figuring out the QB position as Big Ben's greatness.  I'm wondering how often the commentators compare the Steelers' QB stability versus the Browns' revolving door over the years (which you can count on seeing at some early point during every Packers-Bears game).  Far as the Browns go, I figure their QBs keep breaking to the point they'd bring in anyone not named Manziel or Tebow to pretend to be an NFL QB.  Hell, I'm expecting a call anytime this week, and I'm a lineman who hasn't touched a real helmet since I was 18 :D all kidding aside, what's the over/under on Deshaun Watson being in brown come April?  Hell, if I were them I'd pass, get what I could get for Joe Thomas, piss 2017 away too, and then grab Lamar Jackson.  But what do I know?

#FreeJoeThomas

It's totally an indictment on the Browns and their inability to find a QB.  I mentioned it before, but it's kind of impressive, but at the same time sad, that they haven't found their answer at QB since the Browns came back.  In 1999.  Before the Bush 43 Presidency.

 

It really is expansion team stuff when a divisional opponent's QB is tied for the most wins in your building (I think that number is 10, by the way.).  I don't know what else the Browns can try at QB that they already haven't tried before.  They've gone the daft route, they've gone the free agency route.  They've tried the traditional pocket-passer, they've tried the athletic and mobile QB.  They've gone after Heisman trophy winners. 

 

Just shows how much getting a franchise QB is really dumb luck.  The Colts sucked for one year because Peyton was hurt, and they get rewarded with Andrew Luck.  The Packers fell into Aaron Rodgers.  Nearly 200 picks took place before Tom Brady was picked.  The Saints got lucky in that Brees failed a physical in Miami. 2/3rds of the league has drafted the QB they believe is their answer, and those QB's are either locked up or will be locked up.  Average-to-good QB's will never see free agency.  (Which is why Houston, and rightly so, had to overspend for Osweiler.)  I just don't know what the Browns can do.  Eventually they'll get that QB, right?  I mean, law of averages says they'll eventually get it right.

 

It's something that Tim Couch can legitimately still be in the team's "top 3" QB's since they returned from hiatus.

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14 hours ago, CS85 said:

 

Side note:  "Cut it on/off" - Is this a southern thing?  

Never thought about it...I remember that's how my grandpa usually said it, and he was originally from Kentucky.

 

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I don't know what else the Browns can try at QB that they already haven't tried before.  They've gone the daft route, they've gone the free agency route.  They've tried the traditional pocket-passer, they've tried the athletic and mobile QB.  They've gone after Heisman trophy winners. 

 

Just shows how much getting a franchise QB is really dumb luck.  The Colts sucked for one year because Peyton was hurt, and they get rewarded with Andrew Luck.  The Packers fell into Aaron Rodgers.  Nearly 200 picks took place before Tom Brady was picked.  The Saints got lucky in that Brees failed a physical in Miami. 2/3rds of the league has drafted the QB they believe is their answer, and those QB's are either locked up or will be locked up.  Average-to-good QB's will never see free agency.  (Which is why Houston, and rightly so, had to overspend for Osweiler.)  I just don't know what the Browns can do.  Eventually they'll get that QB, right?  I mean, law of averages says they'll eventually get it right.

 

It's something that Tim Couch can legitimately still be in the team's "top 3" QB's since they returned from hiatus.

Well, I don't think the Browns have tried Canada yet, so there's that.  :flagcanada:

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10 hours ago, Discrimihater said:

Never thought about it...I remember that's how my grandpa usually said it, and he was originally from Kentucky.

 

Well, I don't think the Browns have tried Canada yet, so there's that.  :flagcanada:

Maybe they could get their own Doug flutie/warren moon?

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11 hours ago, Discrimihater said:

Never thought about it...I remember that's how my grandpa usually said it, and he was originally from Kentucky.

 

Well, I don't think the Browns have tried Canada yet, so there's that.  :flagcanada:

 

For someone who has worked with a company that was all over the U.S., 'cut on/off' is a decidedly southern terminology. Northeast and west use 'turn on/off' or lesser 'switch on/off'.

 

As for the Browns.... it's been tough since 1995. The Move. The team returning in 99 to a half built stadium (it didn't have escalators at first!?), Bottlegate, Helmet Toss, Chicago's Comeback, the playoff game at Pittsburgh, etc. Nothing goes right even when you think it is.

 

Kelly Holcomb had 429 yards against the Steelers in our first and only playoff game since the return. And we lose. 429 passing yards against the Steelers who actually had a good defense at that time. And we thought we'd be back. Instead, we cleaned house after that 'terrible loss' because we couldn't just go into next year with the same staff. And it never got better. We thought Butch Davis was horrible, but today most fans would be ecstatic to have him be our coach. Tim Couch's downfall is the same problem we have this year. A putrid offensive line that can't protect anything. The Cowboys aren't winning because Dak is great. They're winning because they have a monster of an offensive line that can blow open holes for the running game and can protect their quarterback.

 

1999, the Browns didn't draft a lineman. 2000, we waited until the 6th round or so. Those two drafts came back to haunt us when our older lineman were gone and we had no young linemen in the pipeline. Which is why Joe Thomas is such an anomaly. Our right side was horrific since he was drafted. But, our left side was stellar. Doesn't matter if the right side sucks. We never improved it. And this year we lose Mack, our center and see how that's gone.

 

There's a reason we go through quarterbacks. And it's not entirely because we've gotten some bad ones during the run (Spergeon Wynn!), but because we can't keep them healthy and the quarterbacks develop a horrible habit of trying to get rid of the ball on the first look to avoid the impending defensive lineman hellbent on ending their career. Which leads to bad throws. Covered receivers. Interceptions. And missed opportunities. Just because the QB wants to live.

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On 11/21/2016 at 9:05 PM, Discrimihater said:

I've learned to never bank on Cutler, but in their quest to tank for his replacement, the Bears will somehow pull a win over either the Packers or Lions out of their hats (given they used up their surprise Vikings win already) and it will be because Good Jay decided to show up one last time before he and Smokin' Jay head down to Miami.

Scratch most of this...they have a shot at beating the Pack, given Alshon will be back by then, and right now the GB defense is so depleted they couldn't cover rock with paper...the Pack D would have to choose between being a collective sieve against the pass or failing to stop the run.  They'll have managed to beat the Lions accidentally by then, though, and have used up their fluke win quotient for the season.  Meanwhile, Cutler will look forward to reuniting with Gase, and the Bears will either grab Deshaun Watson, Deshone Kizer or Jabril Peppers (in the latter case, extending the tank job by a season in order to grab Lamar Jackson)

#suckforsomebody

 

 

I want the Bears to get Lamar Jackson, but knowing Bears' FO, they probably get a QB, in the 4th or 5th round cause its their logic

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The NFL Playoff Machine is out. 

 

Time to screw up everything and waste my entire Thanksgiving. 

 

EDIT: Did you know San Diego can't win the division and three teams from the NFC South (not Atlanta) make the playoffs, which would then kick Dallas out of the playoffs entirely? 

Edited by ~Bear

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I have Tday off from work, why oh why can't we get at least one marquee matchup.  Seattle-New England should've been the night game.

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This is the worst, longest anthem I've heard in many years.  Jesus Christ. 

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11 minutes ago, CS85 said:

This is the worst, longest anthem I've heard in many years.  Jesus Christ. 

Gotta disagree.

 

While I am never really a fan of the "over singer", if any American pop signer gets a lifetime pass to do it, Miss Aretha Franklin is first in line.

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30 minutes ago, dfwabel said:

Gotta disagree.

 

While I am never really a fan of the "over singer", if any American pop signer gets a lifetime pass to do it, Miss Aretha Franklin is first in line.

 

The anthem should never be 15 minutes of moaning.  I don't care if the original Beatles time warped to sing it, you get 2 minutes, tops.  

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The worst one in recent memory was Steven Tyler singing "as" instead of "the" in "the bombs bursting in air," but it came out like "ass bombs bursting in air." Well, I'd certainly hope not!

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13 hours ago, 2001mark said:

I have Tday off from work, why oh why can't we get at least one marquee matchup.  Seattle-New England should've been the night game.

All of the teams playing on Thanksgiving Day have winning records.  Can't get much better than that, really.

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How many folks only knew Andy Grammer's voice in his song(s), but had no idea he was white?

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