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To: Sedohr Nod who wrote (31661)2/22/2012 12:58:08 PM
From: LindyBill
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They suck you in with a "we're buddies" approach, a couple of beers later they have you. If you do an interview without a witness they can make up any quote they want. I really liked the looks of Brady coming out of college. Someday we will know the inside story of why he hasn't made it.

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To: LindyBill who wrote (31663)2/22/2012 8:34:49 PM
From: chowder
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Brady Quinn's interview was recorded. So, the words are there. What print doesn't tell you is the tone or intent of the words. Some would say they were taken out of context. Yet, the words are the words.

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To: chowder who wrote (31664)2/22/2012 10:25:30 PM
From: Jeffrey S. Mitchell
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I happened to catch a rather humorous segment about this on ESPN withe Stephen A. Smith saying every time he'd say something negative about Tebow even his wife and mother and would tell him to lighten up on the nice young man of faith. Smith's point was that we shouldn't deride players for simply trying to talk about a guy between the lines. By saying Tebow was one of the least accurate passers in the league, the Denver defense kept the team in the game, and Tebow got lucky along the way, one tends to irk people who look at just the big picture: the team won with Tebow at the helm, so the rest is meaningless.

Personally, I'm a bottom line guy. If a team is winning, don't mess with it. And give credit to everyone equally. Who knows, maybe Tebow inspired the defense. Maybe he made the "believers" perform better, making up for his own shortcomings. If that so-called magic disappears, then make a change. I can't fault a Quinn for speaking his mind, and he may indeed be right, but he has to understand that unless the context changes, it's just going to sound like sour grapes, so for his own sake, why bother.

- Jeff

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From: LindyBill2/23/2012 6:33:30 AM
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I had never read these kind of reports. Interesting to a novice. Videos at site.

February 23, 2012, 6:00 amScouting the Draft: Georgia’s Cordy Glenn By JONATHAN BALES
Jonathan Bales is the founder of and will help analyze draft prospects for The Fifth Down in his Scouting the Draft preview series.

In my scouting report on Stanford guard David DeCastro, I labeled him as the best guard prospect I have seen in at least five years. His value is even greater because there will be few (if any) other interior linemen selected in the first round. The featured player of today’s scouting report, Georgia’s Cordy Glenn, will most likely be the No. 2 guard on many boards.

Scouting Report

Cordy Glenn (#71) is a mammoth offensive guard at 6-5, 348 pounds. He actually played left tackle in 2011, but at his size and with his skills, he projects as a guard in the N.F.L. He could possibly fill in at tackle in a pinch, but he’s an interior lineman through and through.

Glenn plays aggressively and with a bit of an attitude (a good thing). You can see his pure strength and aggressiveness at the 56-second and 3:36 marks in the first video below. That clip, from 2010 and with Glenn at left guard, is probably better film to study than the 2011 clips in which Glenn is at left tackle.

Because of Glenn’s impressive strength, he flourishes in tight areas. He uses this strength with an effective hand punch, warding off defenders inside. Over all, however, Glenn’s mechanics are poor. He loses leverage quite often, firing off the ball too quickly in the running game. He comes out off balance, overextending and falling to the ground (see the 1:17 mark).

Glenn’s not a natural bender and usually has a poor base. He could compensate with pure strength in college, but that won’t fly in the N.F.L., and so Glenn will need to improve his mechanics (particularly his footwork). He often finds himself too upright, such as at the 35-second mark in the video below against L.S.U. He doesn’t get beat on that play, but his stance and bend are substandard.

Glenn pulls well despite having average athleticism, but he exhibits below-average leg drive once engaged in a block at the second level. He’s really meant to overpower defenders inside.


Glenn is projected to go anywhere from the early 20s to the beginning of the second round. I think you could see him drop just a bit because 1) teams still don’t value interior linemen as they should and 2) he’s a “mauler” inside, and many organizations are transitioning to smaller, quicker linemen who excel in pass protection.

Most Likely Destinations

Detroit (#23), Pittsburgh (#24), New England (#27), Green Bay (#28), San Francisco (#30)

Previous Scouting Reports

Michael Brockers, DT/DE, LSU

Devon Still, DT/DE, Penn State

Courtney Upshaw, DE/OLB, Alabama

David DeCastro, G, Stanford

Melvin Ingram, DE/OLB, South Carolina

Quinton Coples, DE, UNC

Janoris Jenkins, CB, Florida/North Alabama

Mark Barron, SS, Alabama

Morris Claiborne, CB, LSU

Whitney Mercilus, DE/OLB, Illinois

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To: LindyBill who wrote (31666)2/23/2012 7:17:20 AM
From: goldworldnet
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Michigan family discovers rarest football card collection in history
By Eric Pfeiffer | The Sideshow – 17 hrs ago

A Michigan family was cleaning out an old farmhouse and accidentally stumbled across a long-sought after collection of football cards worth thousands of dollars and considered perhaps the rarest such collection in history. The set is highlighted by an "anonymous" card of former Harvard football player John Dunlop, which was first issued in 1894.

The "anonymous" John Dunlop card, first issued in 1894.

The Dunlop card alone is reportedly worth $10,000, according to Lou Brown, president of Legends Sports and Games. "If it was in the right condition, it could be worth up to $60,000," Brown told Yahoo! News in a phone interview.

"We get a lot of calls from a lot of people saying they've got something, and usually it's not what you expect," Brown tells local affiliate Fox11. But Brown says this set is something different entirely. "It's the 'Holy Grail' of football cards," he tells Fox11.

The Dunlop card, created by the Mayo Tobocco Works of Richmond Virginia, is called "anonymous" because it did not actually feature Dunlop's name. The entire set is considered the rarest football set in history.

Brown tells Yahoo! News that the Dunlop card is being put up for sale by the Robert Edward Auctions this May.

There are only 10 Dunlop cards known to still exist, with some valued as high as $18,000. The entire collection is the first ever to dedicated to football players. And since there was no NFL at the time, the set focused entirely on the nation's 35 best Ivy League college players, according to the site

You can view some of the other rare cards from the collection here.

The family also discovered several rare boxing cards, first issued by the same tobacco company in 1890. "I was hoping there might be some baseball cards in there too," Brown, who has been trading cards professionally for over 35 years, told Yahoo! News. "But I'm pretty excited with what they did find."

Brown says the set will be evaluated for their estimated total worth, then either auctioned or purchased by Brown's store directly.

The trading card industry has faced many obstacles in recent years, with competition for fans' dollars and attention going to video games and other non-sports trading card collectible games, like Pokemon and Magic the Gathering. Steven Merriam of the Bleacher Report has written about the decline of the sports trading card industry, placing at least some of the blame on the industry itself for targeting children instead of adults. "Cards are predominantly bought by adults anyway, so I believe they should go back to the way they used to be," Merriam wrote.

"It's a whole different deal now," Brown tells Yahoo! about the ever-changing industry. His own collectible shop, first opened in 1988, now has an entire room dedicated to gaming and other non-sport collectibles.

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From: JakeStraw2/23/2012 2:37:51 PM
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Dolphins fans put up ‘Manning to Miami’ billboard

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From: chowder2/24/2012 7:36:07 AM
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Miami fans have started a billboard campaign to recruit Peyton Manning. ... Are they crazy???

The man has had four neck surgeries, (I think neck surgeries are pretty serious, but I haven't been to medical school), has no arm strength, and you think he's going to be durable?

What kind of money do you think he'll want after supposing to receive $28 Million this year? $1 Million, $2 Million? ... Are you kidding me? ... You want to sign him for BIG money?

Miami! You've been losers for so long a period of time, that you have lost your mind.

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To: chowder who wrote (31669)2/24/2012 2:34:22 PM
From: JakeStraw
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Colts GM isn’t ready to decide on Manning, Luck

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To: JakeStraw who wrote (31670)2/24/2012 2:38:51 PM
From: longnshort
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Where is dan synder, that money is burning a hole in his pocket

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To: longnshort who wrote (31671)2/24/2012 2:41:54 PM
From: JakeStraw
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>>Where is dan synder

He's still trying to get Brett Favre to consider coming out of retirement ;^)

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