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Sig bet, I'm in. We going straight up results of the two Saints-Falcons games, best records overall, what?

Since the basis of discussion deals with the regular season, let's do overall record.

Interesting. So your team or my team could get swept by the other and still win? Hmmm...

We also need to determine the time period during which the loser has to display the sig. A week seems fair, yes?

Our difference of opinion is based over the entirity of the season, not just the two Falcons-Saints games. Plus, the possibility of the teams splitting the games is higher than the two teams finishing with identical records.

If neither team makes the playoffs, the sigs will be up for a week. If one makes it and the Saints other team doesn't, the sig stays up for the entirity of their playoff existance.

Will comment later on the content here, but for now your sig forces me to channel Charlton Heston in that old Bud Light ad...

"Frankly son, you frighten me."

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I don't think this warrants its own thread but holy crap!

http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/blog/shutdown_...?urn=nfl,180810

-Dan

Cowboys Stadium had better have the best tasting pizza in the world that I can check emails, update twitter & facebook, and check my stocks with for that to be in ANY way worth it.

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I don't think this warrants its own thread but holy crap!

http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/blog/shutdown_...?urn=nfl,180810

-Dan

Cowboys Stadium had better have the best tasting pizza in the world that I can check emails, update twitter & facebook, and check my stocks with for that to be in ANY way worth it.

It's just another stupid case of Jerry Jones saying "Hey, we may be hicks, but we're gonna do it even more outlandish than the Yankees."

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I don't think this warrants its own thread but holy crap!

http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/blog/shutdown_...?urn=nfl,180810

-Dan

Cowboys Stadium had better have the best tasting pizza in the world that I can check emails, update twitter & facebook, and check my stocks with for that to be in ANY way worth it.

It's just another stupid case of Jerry Jones saying "Hey, we may be hicks, but we're gonna do it even more outlandish than the Yankees."

The sad thing is that there will be idiots who'll pay the $90 -- and that is just for a plain pizza, no toppings.

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I don't think this warrants its own thread but holy crap!

http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/blog/shutdown_...?urn=nfl,180810

-Dan

Cowboys Stadium had better have the best tasting pizza in the world that I can check emails, update twitter & facebook, and check my stocks with for that to be in ANY way worth it.

It's just another stupid case of Jerry Jones saying "Hey, we may be hicks, but we're gonna do it even more outlandish than the Yankees."

Not necessarily as the the Cowboys and Yankees are ac tually partners. Each own 34 percent apiece of Legends Hospitality, which will run the concessions at each of their new billion-dollar stadiums. They will also bid to run the food concessions at other professional and collegiate stadiums and entertainment complexes. Besides the Yankees and Cowboys, other partners in the deal are Goldman Sachs, which owns a stake in the YES Network, and CIC Partners LP, which is based in Dallas. The two companies will provide financing for the deal and serve as financial advisers.

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Eli is getting paid!

http://tsn.ca/nfl/story/?id=286810

-Dan

Good for him?it's about damned time. He's not as good (or as rich, or as popular, or as funny) as his brother is, but he's a proven winner. Say what you want about the guy, but it takes a lot of character to succeed in a media hotbed like New York AND fend off all the criticism that goes along with playing the same position as your brother?who just happens to be a future Hall-of-Famer (arguably the best of all time) and the most famous athlete in the country not named Tiger Woods.

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Eli won a Superbowl, he deserves a extension, but does he deserve to be the highest paid player in the whole damn league? He just hasn't put up the regular season numbers consistently to deserve that salary.

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So....what are the sightlines like in Row 31 of the lower bowl of Paul Brown stadium? Say around the 30 yard line....

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Mere numbers are not the be-all, tell-all of a player's success. That might be one of my biggest peeves: using "numbers" to justify a player's worth.

Numbers can change depending on what type of offense a team runs. And let's be real...the Giants aren't exactly an "aerial" team. Hell, even within an aerial offense, numbers can change, depending on the type of aerial offense. And, to be perfectly honest, I really believe that a QB or WR (or any "skill position" player, for that matter) is only as good as the other allows him to be. It all works interchangeably.

All I'm saying is this: there's something to be said about a player's intangibles--those things one can't put a value figure on. Eli obviously has a decent amount of those, and has shown so over the years. And, he obviously must be valued quite highly as a team's leader--scratch that, THE team leader--for the top brass to have financially rewarded him so lavishly. Added to the fact that he's had his success in New York of all places, which has to count for something.

But still...highest-paid in the whole L? Yeah, I'm with Brendan in disagreeing with that one, albeit for a different reason.

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I highly doubt Eli can live up to that contract in therms of on the field success. He's loosing THE ultimate safety blanket in Plex and Toomer is gone as well. I'm not saying he's going to be drop dead awful but don't look for Peyton like numbers from Eli.

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Everybody, get a load of this. Word on the street is that contract negotiations for Michael Crabtree are going so bad that now he's threatening to not sign, sit out 2009, and enter the 2010 draft. Idk if that's possible, but it's hilarious that he's even thinking of doing this.

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Everybody, get a load of this. Word on the street is that contract negotiations for Michael Crabtree are going so bad that now he's threatening to not sign, sit out 2009, and enter the 2010 draft. Idk if that's possible, but it's hilarious that he's even thinking of doing this.

Crabtree was the 10th overall pick but wants 3rd pick money. Hell, he wasn't even the first wide out taken in this year's draft! We all saw what giving up a year of football did for Maurice Clarett's career. I hope the 49ers let him sit out and make nothing.

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You can do that in baseball, I don't see why you can't in football.

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Baseball draft picks...even at the top, are never expected to contribute right away. Hell, in the NFL, some teams draft guys in the 3rd or 4th round expecting them to be a starter or at least a heavily contributing backup. If you're a top 10 pick, you are expected to be a BALLER out of the gate (unless you're a QB).

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Everybody, get a load of this. Word on the street is that contract negotiations for Michael Crabtree are going so bad that now he's threatening to not sign, sit out 2009, and enter the 2010 draft. Idk if that's possible, but it's hilarious that he's even thinking of doing this.

Crabtree was the 10th overall pick but wants 3rd pick money. Hell, he wasn't even the first wide out taken in this year's draft!

And all that WITH a questionable health issue?

WTF?

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Everybody, get a load of this. Word on the street is that contract negotiations for Michael Crabtree are going so bad that now he's threatening to not sign, sit out 2009, and enter the 2010 draft. Idk if that's possible, but it's hilarious that he's even thinking of doing this.

I hate it when teams demonstrate greater incompetence than the Rams. It makes me feel worse about their on field futility. At least the Crabtreeites can now be nice and quiet over in Ramland.

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