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Who's Aaron Rodgers playing for this season?

Green Bay Packers
3
33%
Denver Broncos (I'd like to see how happy this would make Ameri)
2
22%
Las Vegas Raiders
0
No votes
San Francisco 49ers
0
No votes
The Couch
4
44%
 
Total votes : 9

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Postby Ranoria » Tue May 18, 2021 8:05 pm

Ameriganastan wrote:I don't know much about Quinn Meinerz, guy Denver grabbed in round 3. But I hope he succeeds at his position so there can be more memes about his belly.
(Image)

I love him already. I concur, dude embraces the culture of the OL and I believe in him.

Reminds me of a high school teammate, pretty short, really chubby, but damn was he a good lineman. He did the same thing with his jersey at practice, showed off that belly, I loved it. Hoping this guy has that same success.
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Postby Jerzylvania » Thu May 20, 2021 5:12 pm

Ranoria wrote:
Ameriganastan wrote:I don't know much about Quinn Meinerz, guy Denver grabbed in round 3. But I hope he succeeds at his position so there can be more memes about his belly.
(Image)

I love him already. I concur, dude embraces the culture of the OL and I believe in him.

Reminds me of a high school teammate, pretty short, really chubby, but damn was he a good lineman. He did the same thing with his jersey at practice, showed off that belly, I loved it. Hoping this guy has that same success.


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Postby Diarcesia » Fri May 21, 2021 4:25 pm

Is the below meme based or cringe? You decide
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Postby Ranoria » Fri May 21, 2021 5:27 pm

Diarcesia wrote:Is the below meme based or cringe? You decide

Humorous but not based :p
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Postby Impaled Nazarene » Sun May 23, 2021 4:12 pm

If I could relive any NFL game (excluding Super Bowl 43) I'd choose Super Bowl 48.
There was nothing as satisfying as watching a team that everyone said would win by 30 get fucking annihilated.

Peyton Manning got annihilated and it was the most satisfying thing ever.
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Postby Ameriganastan » Sun May 23, 2021 4:20 pm

Impaled Nazarene wrote:If I could relive any NFL game (excluding Super Bowl 43) I'd choose Super Bowl 48.
There was nothing as satisfying as watching a team that everyone said would win by 30 get fucking annihilated.

Peyton Manning got annihilated and it was the most satisfying thing ever.

Joke's on you, they came back 2 years later and won. Boom.
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Postby Impaled Nazarene » Sun May 23, 2021 4:48 pm

Ameriganastan wrote:
Impaled Nazarene wrote:If I could relive any NFL game (excluding Super Bowl 43) I'd choose Super Bowl 48.
There was nothing as satisfying as watching a team that everyone said would win by 30 get fucking annihilated.

Peyton Manning got annihilated and it was the most satisfying thing ever.

Joke's on you, they came back 2 years later and won. Boom.

The "best offense in history" that was supposed to win by 30 and just cruise their way through the Super Bowl got annihilated 43-8.

Every analyst ate shit that day and it was glorious. Watching their narrative burn to the ground on the opening snap.

A shame all the bandwagoners moved in during the offseason, and an ever greater shame that Carroll didn't run it on the 1.

Also it had Kevin Harlan on the play by play. None of this Jim Nantz and Phil Simms failure.
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Postby Ameriganastan » Sun May 23, 2021 5:20 pm

Impaled Nazarene wrote:The "best offense in history" that was supposed to win by 30 and just cruise their way through the Super Bowl got annihilated 43-8.

Every analyst ate shit that day and it was glorious. Watching their narrative burn to the ground on the opening snap.

Superbowl 50 champs.

Boom.
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Postby Ranoria » Sun May 23, 2021 5:27 pm

Ameriganastan wrote:
Impaled Nazarene wrote:The "best offense in history" that was supposed to win by 30 and just cruise their way through the Super Bowl got annihilated 43-8.

Every analyst ate shit that day and it was glorious. Watching their narrative burn to the ground on the opening snap.

Superbowl 50 champs.

Boom.

Yee
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Postby Jerzylvania » Sun May 23, 2021 6:12 pm

Impaled Nazarene wrote:
Ameriganastan wrote:Joke's on you, they came back 2 years later and won. Boom.

The "best offense in history" that was supposed to win by 30 and just cruise their way through the Super Bowl got annihilated 43-8.

Every analyst ate shit that day and it was glorious. Watching their narrative burn to the ground on the opening snap.

A shame all the bandwagoners moved in during the offseason, and an ever greater shame that Carroll didn't run it on the 1.

Also it had Kevin Harlan on the play by play. None of this Jim Nantz and Phil Simms failure.


Totally valid post. One of your best. :)
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Postby Impaled Nazarene » Sun May 23, 2021 10:35 pm

Jerzylvania wrote:
Impaled Nazarene wrote:The "best offense in history" that was supposed to win by 30 and just cruise their way through the Super Bowl got annihilated 43-8.

Every analyst ate shit that day and it was glorious. Watching their narrative burn to the ground on the opening snap.

A shame all the bandwagoners moved in during the offseason, and an ever greater shame that Carroll didn't run it on the 1.

Also it had Kevin Harlan on the play by play. None of this Jim Nantz and Phil Simms failure.


Totally valid post. One of your best. :)

Implying that all my posts aren't totally shit awesome :p
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Postby Caleonia » Mon May 24, 2021 6:37 am

Impaled Nazarene wrote:If I could relive any NFL game (excluding Super Bowl 43) I'd choose Super Bowl 48.
There was nothing as satisfying as watching a team that everyone said would win by 30 get fucking annihilated.

Peyton Manning got annihilated and it was the most satisfying thing ever.

No, no, NO. That made both me and my dad upset (as a 49ers fan and Manning fan) and we left the watch party almost instantaneously as a result.
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Postby Impaled Nazarene » Mon May 24, 2021 10:28 am

Caleonia wrote:
Impaled Nazarene wrote:If I could relive any NFL game (excluding Super Bowl 43) I'd choose Super Bowl 48.
There was nothing as satisfying as watching a team that everyone said would win by 30 get fucking annihilated.

Peyton Manning got annihilated and it was the most satisfying thing ever.

No, no, NO. That made both me and my dad upset (as a 49ers fan and Manning fan) and we left the watch party almost instantaneously as a result.

Sucks to be a Manning fan, even more to be a 9ers fan.
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Postby Jerzylvania » Fri May 28, 2021 11:46 am

Impaled Nazarene wrote:
Jerzylvania wrote:
Totally valid post. One of your best. :)

Implying that all my posts aren't totally shit awesome :p

Well this one's not. :lol:
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Postby Jerzylvania » Fri May 28, 2021 11:52 am

Impaled Nazarene wrote:
Caleonia wrote:No, no, NO. That made both me and my dad upset (as a 49ers fan and Manning fan) and we left the watch party almost instantaneously as a result.

Sucks to be a Manning fan, even more to be a 9ers fan.


Peyton Manning has Forest Gump's personality. He always reminded me of that character. Dull.
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Postby Idzequitch » Fri May 28, 2021 1:53 pm

Jerzylvania wrote:
Impaled Nazarene wrote:Sucks to be a Manning fan, even more to be a 9ers fan.


Peyton Manning has Forest Gump's personality. He always reminded me of that character. Dull.

With all that forehead, surely there has to be something back there behind it?
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Jerzylvania wrote:
Impaled Nazarene wrote:Sucks to be a Manning fan, even more to be a 9ers fan.


Peyton Manning has Forest Gump's personality. He always reminded me of that character. Dull.

Awwww I liked Forrest Gump!
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NFL says it will stop assuming Black players start out with lower cognitive functioning

The NFL on Wednesday pledged to halt the use of “race-norming” — which assumed Black players started out with lower cognitive function — in the $1 billion settlement of brain injury claims and review past scores for any potential race bias.

The practice made it harder for Black retirees to show a deficit and qualify for an award. The standards were created in the 1990s in hopes of offering more appropriate treatment to dementia patients, but critics faulted the way they were used to determine payouts in the NFL concussion case.

Wednesday’s announcement comes after a pair of Black players filed a civil rights lawsuit over the practice, medical experts raised concerns and a group of NFL families last month dropped 50,000 petitions at the federal courthouse in Philadelphia — where the lawsuit had been thrown out by the judge overseeing the settlement. Senior U.S. District Judge Anita B. Brody later took the unusual step of asking for a report on the issue. Black retirees hope it will include a breakdown of the nearly $800 million in payouts so far by race. They fear the data will never come to light.

“Words are cheap. Let’s see what they do,” said former Washington running back Ken Jenkins, whose wife Amy Lewis led the petition drive on behalf of NFL friends struggling with cognitive problems. Jenkins, an insurance executive, has so far been spared.

According to the NFL, a panel of neuropsychologists formed recently to propose a new testing regime to the court includes two female and three Black doctors.

“The replacement norms will be applied prospectively and retrospectively for those players who otherwise would have qualified for an award but for the application of race-based norms,” the NFL said in a statement issued Wednesday by spokesman Brian McCarthy.

Lead players lawyer Christopher Seeger, who negotiated the 2013 settlement with the NFL, said earlier this year that he had not seen any evidence of racial bias in the administration of the settlement fund. He amended those remarks Wednesday, apologizing for any pain the program has caused.

“I am sorry for the pain this episode has caused Black former players and their families. Ultimately, this settlement only works if former players believe in it, and my goal is to regain their trust and ensure the NFL is fully held to account,” Seeger said in a statement.

The NFL noted that the norms were developed in medicine “to stop bias in testing, not perpetrate it.” And both Seeger and the league said the practice was never mandatory, but left to the discretion of doctors taking part in the settlement program. However, the NFL appealed some claims filed by Black players if their scores were not adjusted for race.

“If it wasn’t for the wives, who were infuriated by all the red tape involved, it never would have come to be,” Jenkins said of the attention being paid to the issue, three years after lawyers for former Pittsburgh Steelers Kevin Henry and Najeh Davenport say they first raised it.

The binary race norms, when they are used in the testing, assumes that Black patients start with worse cognitive function than whites and other non-Blacks. That makes it harder for them to show a deficit and qualify for an award. Henry and Davenport, for instance, were denied awards but would have qualified had they been white, according to their lawsuit, which Brody dismissed in March, calling it an improper “collateral attack” on the settlement. They have appealed the ruling.

More than 2,000 NFL retirees have filed dementia claims, but fewer than 600 have received awards, according to the most recent report. More than half of all NFL retirees are Black, according to lawyers involved in the litigation.

The awards so far have averaged $516,000 for the 379 players with early-stage dementia and $715,000 for the 207 players with moderate dementia. Retirees can also seek payouts for Alzheimer’s disease and a few other diagnoses. The settlement ended thousands of lawsuits that accused the NFL of long hiding what it knew about the link between concussions and traumatic brain injury.
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The Texans have now added Rex Burkhead to the jumbled mess of running backs on their roster. No slight against Burkhead, but the words "jumbled mess" are perhaps some of the best to describe the football team in Houston right now. Some of the best, that is, if one avoids all the naughty curse words :P
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Postby Ameriganastan » Wed Jun 02, 2021 8:37 pm

Idzequitch wrote:The Texans have now added Rex Burkhead to the jumbled mess of running backs on their roster. No slight against Burkhead, but the words "jumbled mess" are perhaps some of the best to describe the football team in Houston right now. Some of the best, that is, if one avoids all the naughty curse words :P

I won't avoid them.

Houston is a combination shitshow, clusterfuck and ass backwards mess from top to bottom.
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Postby Idzequitch » Wed Jun 02, 2021 8:39 pm

Ameriganastan wrote:
Idzequitch wrote:The Texans have now added Rex Burkhead to the jumbled mess of running backs on their roster. No slight against Burkhead, but the words "jumbled mess" are perhaps some of the best to describe the football team in Houston right now. Some of the best, that is, if one avoids all the naughty curse words :P

I won't avoid them.

Houston is a combination shitshow, clusterfuck and ass backwards mess from top to bottom.

Choice words indeed.
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Postby Ranoria » Wed Jun 02, 2021 8:43 pm

Ameriganastan wrote:
Idzequitch wrote:The Texans have now added Rex Burkhead to the jumbled mess of running backs on their roster. No slight against Burkhead, but the words "jumbled mess" are perhaps some of the best to describe the football team in Houston right now. Some of the best, that is, if one avoids all the naughty curse words :P

I won't avoid them.

Houston is a combination shitshow, clusterfuck and ass backwards mess from top to bottom.

Yeah I concur. And I don't mind. :lol:
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Postby Luminesa » Wed Jun 02, 2021 11:54 pm

Kowani wrote:NFL says it will stop assuming Black players start out with lower cognitive functioning

The NFL on Wednesday pledged to halt the use of “race-norming” — which assumed Black players started out with lower cognitive function — in the $1 billion settlement of brain injury claims and review past scores for any potential race bias.

The practice made it harder for Black retirees to show a deficit and qualify for an award. The standards were created in the 1990s in hopes of offering more appropriate treatment to dementia patients, but critics faulted the way they were used to determine payouts in the NFL concussion case.

Wednesday’s announcement comes after a pair of Black players filed a civil rights lawsuit over the practice, medical experts raised concerns and a group of NFL families last month dropped 50,000 petitions at the federal courthouse in Philadelphia — where the lawsuit had been thrown out by the judge overseeing the settlement. Senior U.S. District Judge Anita B. Brody later took the unusual step of asking for a report on the issue. Black retirees hope it will include a breakdown of the nearly $800 million in payouts so far by race. They fear the data will never come to light.

“Words are cheap. Let’s see what they do,” said former Washington running back Ken Jenkins, whose wife Amy Lewis led the petition drive on behalf of NFL friends struggling with cognitive problems. Jenkins, an insurance executive, has so far been spared.

According to the NFL, a panel of neuropsychologists formed recently to propose a new testing regime to the court includes two female and three Black doctors.

“The replacement norms will be applied prospectively and retrospectively for those players who otherwise would have qualified for an award but for the application of race-based norms,” the NFL said in a statement issued Wednesday by spokesman Brian McCarthy.

Lead players lawyer Christopher Seeger, who negotiated the 2013 settlement with the NFL, said earlier this year that he had not seen any evidence of racial bias in the administration of the settlement fund. He amended those remarks Wednesday, apologizing for any pain the program has caused.

“I am sorry for the pain this episode has caused Black former players and their families. Ultimately, this settlement only works if former players believe in it, and my goal is to regain their trust and ensure the NFL is fully held to account,” Seeger said in a statement.

The NFL noted that the norms were developed in medicine “to stop bias in testing, not perpetrate it.” And both Seeger and the league said the practice was never mandatory, but left to the discretion of doctors taking part in the settlement program. However, the NFL appealed some claims filed by Black players if their scores were not adjusted for race.

“If it wasn’t for the wives, who were infuriated by all the red tape involved, it never would have come to be,” Jenkins said of the attention being paid to the issue, three years after lawyers for former Pittsburgh Steelers Kevin Henry and Najeh Davenport say they first raised it.

The binary race norms, when they are used in the testing, assumes that Black patients start with worse cognitive function than whites and other non-Blacks. That makes it harder for them to show a deficit and qualify for an award. Henry and Davenport, for instance, were denied awards but would have qualified had they been white, according to their lawsuit, which Brody dismissed in March, calling it an improper “collateral attack” on the settlement. They have appealed the ruling.

More than 2,000 NFL retirees have filed dementia claims, but fewer than 600 have received awards, according to the most recent report. More than half of all NFL retirees are Black, according to lawyers involved in the litigation.

The awards so far have averaged $516,000 for the 379 players with early-stage dementia and $715,000 for the 207 players with moderate dementia. Retirees can also seek payouts for Alzheimer’s disease and a few other diagnoses. The settlement ended thousands of lawsuits that accused the NFL of long hiding what it knew about the link between concussions and traumatic brain injury.

This is a major step in bringing real racial equality into the NFL. Nice.
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Postby Jerzylvania » Thu Jun 03, 2021 11:56 am

USFL "to return" in the spring of 2022.

Hmm. Only 35 years too late.
So, who's ponying up the big $$$ beside FOX? In the fool me once - fool me twice department, I can't wait to see it Trump's involved. :rofl:
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Postby Jerzylvania » Thu Jun 03, 2021 12:14 pm

Idzequitch wrote:The Texans have now added Rex Burkhead to the jumbled mess of running backs on their roster. No slight against Burkhead, but the words "jumbled mess" are perhaps some of the best to describe the football team in Houston right now. Some of the best, that is, if one avoids all the naughty curse words :P


And finally, Cleveland is not a "bum" NFL franchise. About every twenty years there's gotta be a new "bum" team which fails year after year after year. Welcome the latest member, the Houston Toxins.

So Houston, good luck with financially surviving that (which you dealt yourself) deep in the heartlessness of Texas. Also, just a heads up, signing AB and moving to San Antonio and calling yourself the San Antonio Browns will not help either. Trust me, Janis McNair, nix that idea right now.
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