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Big Blue Huddle / Re: Super Bowl XXV: "The Broken Play"
« on: April 12, 2017, 07:55:09 PM »

agree, it was a tremendous play, that is sort of forgotten.

Like the play Smith made in SB42 after the Tyree catch. he converted a rd down play right on the sidelines to extend the drive. Hardly anyone remembers that catch and his effort to make the 1st down (not as good as Ingram, but still tremendous effort)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBh6Y3Rp73c
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The Front Porch / Re: Better Call Saul
« on: April 09, 2017, 12:59:39 PM »
Weeze

AMC runs BCS and it is on Monday Nites. I don't know if they are running the entire series before the start of season 3, but they are running last years shows. I always watch the finale of the past year before I go int o the new season, so I can try and be up to0 date. So I am DVR the final episode of last year and I did see many other before this. So if you want to catch up, now is the chance.

Great Series.

Don't know if you ever watched Breaking Bad? If not, do it now. BCS is so much like it, as for writing, atmosphere, cinematographic, script, and Bob Odenkirk is just a marvel to watch, as Jimmy McGill, AKA Saul Goodman
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The Front Porch / 20 hidden secrets of the $1 bill
« on: April 08, 2017, 12:13:25 PM »

http://www.msn.com/en-us/money/savingandinvesting/20-hidden-secrets-of-the-dollar1-bill/ar-BBzftyP?li=BBmkt5R&ocid=spartandhp#page=1

Most I knew but a couple were new to me. Pretty interesting stuff.

I never knew the dollar bill didn't come out until the Civil War and George Washington wasn't on it.
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http://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/nfl/chris-simms-says-dad-phil-was-blindsided-by-cbs-hiring-romo/ar-BBzuuEi?li=BBnb7Kz

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Phil Simms is being replaced by Tony Romo as a member of CBS’s top NFL broadcast duo next season, and apparently he never saw it coming.
While speaking about the situation on his Bleacher Report podcast Thursday, Simms’ son Chris revealed that CBS officials did not inform Phil that they intended to remove him as Jim Nantz’s on-air partner. Instead, Chris was made aware of the impending Romo hire by an NFL insider, and he passed the information along to his father while Phil was on vacation.

Personally, I always enjoyed listening to Phil, but he did get a bit 'tiring' after a while. He never criticized anyone when the need to do so was glaring. And again, for me, to hire a guy right off the street, basically, and make him #1, well-another Cowpuke color man to listen to. What does Jerrah have over the networks, first Aikman and now Romo, EVERY WEEK.   B OOOOOOOOO
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The Front Porch / Re: Let's talk Walking Dead
« on: April 03, 2017, 08:12:18 PM »
Here's to a GREAT season ender. One of the good episodes and 'good' has prevailed over 'evil'.

It really took me completely by surprise when the garbage people turned on Rick. So Negan has his hands in that also. But kudos to the Army of The Kingdom and the Hilltoppers. I sort of knew they would be coming to the rescue, but I really didn't know if it would be in time to save Carl. We have debated a few times if Carl could be killed off, but just not yesterday.  :yes: :yes: :yes: That's what makes this show so great, you just never know who will be around after the battle is done.

I also kinda knew Sasha was not going to survive, but was again completely surprised by the way she chose to end it and hopefully get her revenge on Negan. GREAT job here by the writers. And another Kudo to Rick for not giving in when Negan was going to knock Carl's head in. I LOVED the fact that he was hard time and told Negan that no matter what, he was going to kill him. I also loved that they were going to blow Eugene up with the rest of the Saviors. He is still really a puzzle. I think next season Negan will tire of him, or get something on him, and he will have to come crawling back to Alexandria. As for Dwight, I felt he was sincere in wanting Negan out of the way and he will eventually work with Rick and the rest to help the Allies win over the Axis of Power--the Saviors and the garbage people.

So no real cliffhangers, just sort of a happier ending. The good guys triumph.
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Big Blue Huddle / Re: J Reese is Currently the Best GM in the NFL
« on: March 28, 2017, 11:27:48 AM »
Reese should get credit for the teams turn around, but when you have upwards of 200 million dollars to spend, I might be able to do it also.

Until we win another SB, Reese sure can't even be in consideration for any 'top' echelon GM. He inherited a franchise QB and a pretty good OL. Since then we have watched how he ignores the LB position, makes terrible;e moves on upgrading the OL, and well what is he doing about the Giants future when Eli leaves (if that is too early to think about). For such a 'good' team, the Giants, why do we write here every day about all the holes we have to fix?

Again, I give Reese credit for spending money where it needed to be spent and having some very good drafts, but he sure ain't top dog as far as I can see.
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The Front Porch / Re: Good (or bad) Movies
« on: March 25, 2017, 11:44:08 AM »
Last Wednesday, I went to see "Patriots Day."  (Mark Wahlberg was in this one too.)  For those who might not remember, it's the story of the bombing of the Patriots Day Race a few years ago in Boston.  It's very much a two part story like Lenny described "Deepwater Horizon."   The first part slowly describes the lead up to the explosions.  Once the explosions occur, the picture really takes off.  And, it's a little gory; made more so by the fact that these things DID happen.  Even though you know how the whole thing comes out, it's suspenseful & exciting.  I recommend it. :yes:

 To follow up on what Jim said, which I hardily concur, I watched "Patriot 's Day' last nite and thought it was excellent. Jim hit the nail right on. The first half basically sets up the bombing, showing some of the people who were 'main' participants, including the two bombers, telling us what they were doing right up until the bombs went off. That takes place not yet half into the movie, but after that, the movie does take off. Kevin Bacon plays the FBI agent who is overseeing the investigation and the pursuit of the bombers and he is good, as usual. It takes us to the hospitals, the families of those involved, the police and how they started the investigation, thru the FBI involvement, to ID the bombers and then the pursuit and capture of one and killing of the other.  Just good stuff and Mark Wahlberg is excellent. Like he was born to play this role.

Like movie that tell a story that you already know the outcome (Titanic, for example) it is still gripping movie telling and,a s I said, I enjoyed it very much. It is definitely not for kids, maybe not even young teens as there is graphic displays of what the bombs did to some of the people and there is a lot of cursing (they are cops, after all).
I would recommend this movie.
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The Front Porch / Re: Just a joke
« on: March 21, 2017, 10:05:50 AM »
 Paddy's pregnant sister was in a terrible car accident and went into a deep coma. After being in the coma for nearly six months, she woke up and saw that she was no longer pregnant. Frantically, she asked the doctor about her baby. 
  
The doctor replied, 'Ma'am, you had twins.... a boy and a girl. The babies are fine, however, they were poorly at birth and had to be christened immediately so your brother Paddy came in and named them.'
  
The woman thought to herself, 'Oh suffering Jesus, no, not me brother, he's a fecking clueless idiot...'   Expecting the worst, she asked the doctor, 'Well, what's my daughter's name?'
  
  'Denise,' said the doctor. The new mother was somewhat relieved.  'Wow, that's a beautiful name, Perhaps I was wrong about my brother,' she thought....'I really like Denise.'
  
  Then she asked, 'What's the boy's name?'
  
  The doctor replied,  'Denephew.'

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Big Blue Huddle / Re: Giants sign Valentino Blake and Mark Herzlich
« on: March 20, 2017, 05:38:05 PM »
Really don't know anything about Blake, but I'm glad Herzy is still a Giant. While he hasn't put up any sort of numbers, he is a better than average ST player and accepts his role well. Glad to have him here for another year.
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Big Blue Huddle / Re: NGT--Cows lose two DB's
« on: March 17, 2017, 04:57:02 PM »
Last year, many people thought the Pukes were going to draft that DB (I forgot his name--but he was the best DB in the draft), but went for Elliot instead. While Elliot had a great year, RB's are still easier to get than a good DB. Let's see how they maneuver their way around this one.

Are they in cap hell to be losing these guys?
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Big Blue Huddle / Re: JPP - Giants Agree to Terms
« on: March 17, 2017, 04:46:13 PM »
So does this mean Hankins is gone??

I know I wanted JPP here and all the fans that have his jersey can breath a sigh of relief, but if we lose Hankins because of it, well, that doesn't make me very happy.
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Big Blue Huddle / Re: Giants re-sign John Jerry
« on: March 13, 2017, 06:00:13 PM »
Maybe it's my new advancing age, (birthday today), but I really can't believe so many are happy now that Jerry has signed. Yes, it is better than having to look for a replacement and Jerry was sort of solif, but we want to IMPROVE the OL, not be satisfied with status quo, which it seems many people are ready to do.

I don't care how Macadoo wants to spin it, our OL stunk last year. I don't care how they graded out, we watched every game and we never saw improvement from game one to game 16. And now people are sorry to see Hewhouse go and glad Jerry is, once again, here for another few years. Not that I dislike Jerry, he does an adequate job, but he can't pull, he can't run block very well and isn't that the goal, to improve our running game.
seems we added a guy who we only HOPE can play at a higher level than Newhouse, and already people are satisfied.

Well, I am not. Until I see a solid LT and then a solid RT, and a center that can move some one off the LOS, I'm not satisfied. Jerry is OK, but we need to do better. I understand it is hard with a limited budget, but to be happy Jerry is a starter once again, how does that make the OL better?

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Big Blue Huddle / Re: Fluker signed with Giants - one year deal
« on: March 11, 2017, 08:29:10 PM »
All I want to know is, "Is he better than Newhouse?" If so we are now a slightly better football team.  :ok: :ok: :ok: :ok:
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Big Blue Huddle / Re: Raiders sign Marshall Newhouse
« on: March 11, 2017, 08:26:37 PM »
Len,

Newhouse was paid like the swing tackle that he is, but he was used as a starting RT.  He was actually a pretty good bargain in that regard.  Then again, it's a matter of roles.  If you need a new tire on your car you buy a regular tire.  You don't save money and try to get by on one of those mini-spares.   That is sort of the whole Newhouse issue.  The team bought a mini-spare which worked great as a mini-spare and fans got upset because the Giants tried to use it as a regular tire and it didn't work well in that role.

So isn't that what I am saying also?
 He was a bad player who was forced into a a starting role and played bad at that role. Now you think he could be valuable as a second tier player to just fill a roll? Maybe, but not on my team. When you are bad, you are bad. Let's try and get GOOD players and rid ourselves of these guys we seem to always hold on to--The oft injured and the guys who just seem to hang around way too long. You want to win a championship, if some one on the OL line got hurt, then Newhouse is a starter again, and we don't win that way.
I wish we could ask Eli if he's glad Newhouse is gone, he'd be too polite to give an honest answer.
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Big Blue Huddle / Re: Raiders sign Marshall Newhouse
« on: March 11, 2017, 11:45:48 AM »
So, it seems very few are now glad this 'not ready for prime time' player is finally gone. All of a sudden, because our OL is so bad, we think Newhouse was good. Believe me he wasn't. No matter how you want to spin it, he just wasn't that good a football player.

Reese got him for way too much money, when not one other team even called him, he WAS that bad. How quickly people forget.

If we can't replace him and his minimal talent, we ARE in bad shape. AND please do not blame the salary cap for letting him go.

Sorry, but good riddance.    <:-P <:-P <:-P <:-P <:-P
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