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Offline spidernat

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Re: NFL Thread (2012)
« Reply #425: April 17, 2012, 07:45:45 PM »
I enjoy those games.

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« Reply #426: April 17, 2012, 07:54:35 PM »
:? 

baltimore plays pittsburgh twice in a 15 day span including a Sunday night game.

That is, in my opinion, the best rivalry going right now in the NFL. Why not spread it out a little bit? Once at the beginning of the season and once near the end. I didn't like them playing each other in the first game of the season last year. Course I had no problem with the end result, but seemed like it was a little early for them to play.

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Re: NFL Thread (2012)
« Reply #427: April 17, 2012, 07:56:19 PM »
Those games are so entertaining that I wouldn't mind seeing them play 4 times a season.

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« Reply #428: April 17, 2012, 07:56:55 PM »
Those games are so entertaining that I wouldn't mind seeing them play 4 times a season.

Sometime they play three.   :)

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« Reply #429: April 17, 2012, 07:59:55 PM »
Sometime they play three.   :)

Yep. I thought they would play three last season, but I didn't count on you guys getting Tebow'ed.  :stir:

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Re: NFL Thread (2012)
« Reply #430: April 17, 2012, 08:02:08 PM »
:rofl:  At first I thought it said teabagged. 

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« Reply #431: April 17, 2012, 08:26:39 PM »
Yep. I thought they would play three last season, but I didn't count on you guys getting Tebow'ed.  :stir:

Sheeeeet  LOL

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Re: NFL Thread (2012)
« Reply #432: April 17, 2012, 09:58:03 PM »
Yep, got to hand it to those Baltimore - Pittsburgh regular season games.  A great regular season rivalry. 

I forget - when was the last time they played 3? 

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« Reply #433: April 17, 2012, 10:05:09 PM »
Yep, got to hand it to those Baltimore - Pittsburgh regular season games.  A great regular season rivalry. 

I forget - when was the last time they played 3? 

It was the year before last. BMore lost to Pittsburgh in the divisional round in Pittsburgh.

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« Reply #434: April 18, 2012, 07:59:19 AM »
Yep, got to hand it to those Baltimore - Pittsburgh regular season games.  A great regular season rivalry. 

I forget - when was the last time they played 3? 

It was the year before you all lost the Super Bowl.   

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« Reply #435: April 18, 2012, 08:51:41 AM »
Oh, divisional round.  That makes sense. Not conference championships.  usually those involve other teams.

As far as out of division rivals, somehow Brady and Manning have matched up 16 or so times.  Mostly Peyton and Tom, thankfully.

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« Reply #436: April 18, 2012, 10:07:33 PM »
It was the year before last. BMore lost to Pittsburgh in the divisional round in Pittsburgh.

that was a great year


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« Reply #437: April 20, 2012, 04:06:05 PM »

NFL Draft is tonight.




Can you post updates later tonight as the draft unfolds?  :lol:

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« Reply #438: April 20, 2012, 04:12:57 PM »


Can you post updates later tonight as the draft unfolds?  :lol:

I'm gonna be watching baseball....

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« Reply #439: April 20, 2012, 04:13:24 PM »
I'm gonna be watching baseball....


In that case, can I borrow your time machine?  :mg:

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« Reply #440: April 20, 2012, 04:13:44 PM »
Frank Gore + Brandon Jacobs.....ouch. (if Jacobs stops tiptoeing).

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« Reply #441: April 20, 2012, 06:53:21 PM »


Can you post updates later tonight as the draft unfolds?  :lol:

In that case, can I borrow your time machine?  :mg:

both of you shut up.

for some reason I thought today was Thursday. prolly because i work the graveyard shift and I sleep all day lol.

i keep seeing Draft Commercials that say 'Thursday".

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Re: NFL Thread (2012)
« Reply #442: April 20, 2012, 07:48:10 PM »
So the draft was yesterday?  :lol:

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« Reply #443: April 20, 2012, 09:53:43 PM »
So the draft was yesterday?  :lol:

freaking Ravens didn't get anyone.  :rant:

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Re: NFL Thread (2012)
« Reply #444: April 20, 2012, 10:06:03 PM »
I am probably going to be in the minority but I am a Buccaneers fan.

Gotta say that I am looking forward to the game against the Skins this pre-season.

I usually go to all the games the Bucs play up here against the Skins or Ravens. I look forward to seeing what happens in the draft for the Bucs. So many needs and so little picks.

Hopefully that game is fun to watch.

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« Reply #445: April 20, 2012, 10:30:38 PM »
I am probably going to be in the minority but I am a Buccaneers fan.

Gotta say that I am looking forward to the game against the Skins this pre-season.

I usually go to all the games the Bucs play up here against the Skins or Ravens. I look forward to seeing what happens in the draft for the Bucs. So many needs and so little picks.

Hopefully that game is fun to watch.

A lot of mocks that I've seen have you guys taking Trent Richardson. He's going to be a beast.

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« Reply #446: April 23, 2012, 04:10:28 PM »
Saints' GM could eavesdrop

http://espn.go.com/espn/otl/story/_/id/7846290/new-orleans-saints-mickey-loomis-eavesdrop-opposing-coaches-home-games

The U.S. Attorney's Office in the Eastern District of Louisiana was told Friday that New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis had an electronic device in his Superdome suite that had been secretly re-wired to enable him to eavesdrop on visiting coaching staffs for nearly three NFL seasons, "Outside the Lines" has learned.

 
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Mickey Loomis
Saints' general manager since 2002.


Sources familiar with Saints game-day operations told "Outside the Lines" that Loomis, who faces an eight-game suspension from the NFL for his role in the recent bounty scandal, had the ability to secretly listen for most of the 2002 season, his first as general manager of the Saints, and all of the 2003 and 2004 seasons. The sources spoke with "Outside the Lines" under the condition of anonymity because of fear of reprisals from members of the Saints organization.

Jim Letten, the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana, acknowledged being told of the allegations Friday and has briefed the FBI in New Orleans about Loomis' alleged activity, according to sources. If proven, the allegations could be both a violation of NFL rules and potentially a federal crime, according to legal sources. The federal Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) of 1986 prohibits any person from intercepting communications from another person using an electronic or mechanical device.  "I can say that we were just made aware of that on Friday, at least of these allegations," Letten said. "Anything beyond that I'm afraid I'm not at liberty to comment."

Greg Bensel, Saints vice president of communications, said Monday afternoon on behalf of the Saints and Loomis: "This is 1,000 percent false. This is 1,000 percent inaccurate." NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said the league was unaware of the allegations.

Sources told "Outside the Lines" the listening device was first installed in the general manager's suite in 2000, when Loomis' predecessor, Randy Mueller, served as Saints GM. At that time, according to sources, Mueller only had the ability to use the device to monitor the game-day communications of the Saints coaching staff, not the opposing coaches. Mueller, now a senior executive with the San Diego Chargers (he also was an ESPN.com NFL analyst from 2002-05), declined to comment when contacted by "Outside the Lines."

After the transition from Mueller to Loomis, the electronic device was re-wired to listen only to opposing coaches and could no longer be used to listen to any game-day communications between members of the Saints coaching staff, one source said.  "There was a switch, and the switch accessed offense and defense," said the source.

...The sources said when Loomis took his seat during home games, then in the front row of box No. 4 in the 300 level of the Superdome's north side, he was able to plug an earpiece into a jack that was under the desk in front of him. The earpiece was not unlike those used to listen to inexpensive transistor radios, the sources said. With the earpiece in place, Loomis could then toggle back and forth with a switch that he controlled, enabling him to listen to either the game-day communications of the opposing offensive or defensive coaches.  Also underneath the desk in front of Loomis, said the sources, was a metal box that contained two belt packs similar to those worn around the waists of NFL head coaches during games. The packs powered the listening device available to Loomis, which was, according to sources, hard-wired to the audio feed of the opposing coaches.

The wiring setup was disabled sometime in September 2005 in the weeks after Hurricane Katrina ravaged the Gulf Coast. The timing of the device's removal could prove significant for legal reasons. If Loomis used an electronic device to secretly listen to the opposing coaches without their consent, it would appear to be a violation of the federal ECPA statute, said Mike Emmick, a Los Angeles-based attorney.

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Re: NFL Thread (2012)
« Reply #447: April 23, 2012, 04:17:02 PM »
Yeah, time to find a new line of work, Mickey.

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« Reply #449: April 26, 2012, 12:12:23 PM »
NFL moving to end the Pro Bowl per ESPN.

http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/7857508/nfl-moving-suspend-pro-bowl-sources-say

Good.

It's useless and no one watches it.

Only served as a chance for the players to get hurt.