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To: Clappy who wrote (82664)1/15/2012 2:01:53 AM
From: Cactus Jack
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Unbelievable, Clappy. I'm pulling for your Giants tomorrow to set up an epic rematch next week.

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To: Wharf Rat who wrote (82670)1/15/2012 2:06:46 AM
From: Cactus Jack
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Rat,

Gotta wonder what Coach Singletary is thinking these days. Same question for Nolan. They were both convinced Alex was a bust -- of course, Singletary didn't think the QB position was any more important than the others. Amazing what a difference good coaching makes.

This feels like 1981 in so many ways. Amazing.

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To: Cactus Jack who wrote (82671)1/15/2012 2:07:19 AM
From: abuelita
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oh yes, i watched. it was a great game - had
all of the elements. i'm very happy for all the
niner's fans tonight.

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To: altair19 who wrote (82669)1/15/2012 9:41:12 AM
From: Clappy
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Congrats to your Pats, Altie. Brady looked impressive. Gronkowski looks bigger than the Patriot Mascot guy with the big head that stands in the endzone. The guy really has great hands. He also put a beating on who ever that corner or safety was with the dreadlocks. Once the guy tried to tackle him and barely made it off the field. Later the same guy made an interception and Gronkowski lowered his shoulder into him and decleated him. Ouch.

Regarding Tebow, I don't get all the haters. My Facebook wall is filled with them. So is the sports talk radio. If he was doing some stupid endzone dance and taunting the other team, it seems he would be accepted more by the masses.

Ben Rothlisberger seems to get less hate and he was a binge-drinking rapist. I admire Big Ben for being a QB. But think he didn't have much character otherwise. People can easily look past that. Why do they find it so hard to look past a guy saying a prayer on the sidelines.

My view on Tebow is the guy inspires his team to win. He did it in college. And turned the 1-5 Broncos into a playoff team. He gives everything he got, no matter what the score, is a good example on and off the field, spends his off time helping the poor - not only by writing a check, but going to the God-aweful village building a hospital. However, since he mentions his "Lord and Savior Jesus Christ" as the source of his strength and inspiration, people can't stand the guy. I don't get it. What is he doing that is so wrong?

I don't think he is praying for wins. I think he is praying for strength, courage, faith, and to be able to use his talents the best he can.

Anyhow, I love what the guy is doing for the sport. I bet he will be the hardest working guy during the offseason trying to get his mechanics and throwing to be better. He also will need to spend a lot of time learning how to read defenses.

With the amount of potential earning power this guy has, I am sure the Broncos will hire the best guys to work with him.

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To: Cactus Jack who wrote (82673)1/15/2012 10:55:48 AM
From: Wharf Rat
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"Gotta wonder what Coach Singletary is thinking these days."

"Vernon Davis is mine"
:>)

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To: Clappy who wrote (82675)1/15/2012 11:52:15 AM
From: Cactus Jack
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Clap,

I see Tebow the same way. Excellent column on ESPN online Friday on him:

espn.go.com 

I don't know that he'll ever be an elite NFL quarterback (I don't see it happening, but no one thought Alex Smith would amount to much early in his career either -- VBG), but I have a lot of respect for him.

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To: Wharf Rat who wrote (82676)1/15/2012 11:53:01 AM
From: Cactus Jack
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He definitely had a major impact on Vernon. That guy has matured a lot, thanks largely to Singletary.

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To: abuelita who wrote (82674)1/15/2012 11:55:40 AM
From: Cactus Jack
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rose,

What a turnaround for the Niners this season. They have the same players as last season (with a couple of notable exceptions). What a difference coaching makes.

Exciting times here.

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To: Clappy who wrote (82675)1/15/2012 12:19:04 PM
From: altair19
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Clappy,

<Regarding Tebow, I don't get all the haters.>

That's a thoughtful take on the whole situation. I'm with Red Auerbach when he was asked how he felt about players crossing themselves before a foul shot....."I'm ok with it as long as they can shoot".

I agree, Tebow is a lot of raw talent that will be developed with the right coaching. As far as all the hype is concerned, Tebow's people knew exactly what would happen as did the evangelical groups. Tebow, with his agenda and form of Christianity is a true believer and pushes that agenda as an evalgelical....it got confused with this rookie ability and made him larger than life by his backers, ESPN, evangelical groups, and media well beyond those normally covering sports....the whole thing picked up so much speed.... and then you add in all the haters and you have yourself a media money maker that nobody wanted to stop. Unfortunately, Tebow was the one who got embarassed going into the game with an overinflated view of his abilities fed by his surroundings and his past record. The Pats had been quiet all week even with media trying to get them to comment on all the religious stuff....none of them took the bait. They spent most of their time trying to figure out how to stop an option offense. Tebow has a solid future...love to have him as Brady's backup.....plus, he a really good guy.

Good luck to your Giants today! And, how about Wharfy's Niner's...crazy...fantastic game!

Altair19

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To: altair19 who wrote (82680)1/15/2012 1:05:32 PM
From: Cactus Jack
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a19,

The Pats are firing on all cylinders right now. They'll be tough to beat. Denver's defense had no answers yesterday, and their defense was their strength all season.

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