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Big Blue Huddle / Re: The Window For Success
« on: July 19, 2017, 10:01:51 PM »
My meaning was right, but the numbers were wrong> Sorry
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Big Blue Huddle / Re: The Window For Success
« on: July 19, 2017, 04:46:32 PM »
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The Giants have never been a repeat threat the following season after a Super Bowl Championship. The closest they came was 2008 and a Strike Year perhaps killed what might have been.

 I disagree here. We won our first 10 games in 2009 and if not for the stupidity of a Plaxico Burress I feel we win again. Our 2009 team was a much better team then 2008. Even with losing Strahan, the 2008 team was flawed but put it all together at the right time. But in 2009, we were a monster thru the first 10 games. I remember saying and reading here many pieces saying we WERE the BEST team in the NFL. Then the unfortunate happens and for other reasons, we had the air taken pout of our sails. We lose in the playoffs when Gilbride had Eli throw over 50 times, mostly into a harsh wind.
BUT, if not for that unforeseen shooting, we were well on our way to a second championship.
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Big Blue Huddle / Re: Eli Manning ranked 16th best QB since 1978
« on: July 19, 2017, 04:40:23 PM »
I think we all agree Joe Montana was a great QB, maybe 2nd best under Brady in the clutch, but didn't he have the best supporting cast of all the QB's who were ranked? God, he had maybe the best WR ever to play, a couple of others who were a notch behind, a great running game, great OL, great defense and a system that fit him perfectly. Which makes what Brady does so much more impressive. He wins with a supporting cast of last minute pick ups, guys who were given up for dead, a less that perfect OL, WR's who's best days were usually behind them. It is truly amazing what he has done.

I also might have dropped Warner and Ben a bit.
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Big Blue Huddle / NFT-- Congrats to Kate Mara
« on: July 18, 2017, 11:51:56 AM »

Congratulations to Kate Mara and Jamie Bell on their wedding this past weekend.

http://etcanada.com/news/241075/kate-mara-and-jamie-bell-tie-the-knot-see-the-pic/

Wising both of you all the best and hoping to see some new Giants fans pretty soon..

A Hearty Mazel Tov.   <:-P <:-P <:-P <:-P <:-P <:-P <:-P 
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The 28th is the first day will they be in pads?

That is an excellent point. I would much rather go when they are fully into workouts, like maybe the following week, Aug 3 or 4th.

What are the lengths of the workouts, the usual 2 hours? Coming from Long Island, the earlier workouts, 10:55 might be a bit more difficult because of traffic. So, if I had to pick a day, Friday Aug 4th would be MY best day. That said, I would try and make another day if the majority wants that instead.
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Big Blue Huddle / Re: NGT--More trouble for Ezekiel Elliott
« on: July 17, 2017, 03:58:09 PM »
Jerrah is like Don Vito. All he needs to do is ask, or, make them an offer they can't refuse, and it all goes away.  :o :o :o :o :o
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Big Blue Huddle / NFT A sad day--3 obits
« on: July 17, 2017, 11:27:22 AM »
Today, picking up my morning paper, I see 3 well know people have passed away.

Martin Landau--
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/16/movies/martin-landau-actor-academy-award-dies-89.html

I really got to know him in his role as Rollin Hand on Mission Impossible. Just a terrific actor who specialized in character actor roles but won an Oscar for his role in Ed Wood.  A big loss.

George Romero-
http://www.msn.com/en-us/movies/news/george-a-romero-night-of-the-living-dead-creator-dies-at-77/ar-BBExJNQ?OCID=ansmsnnews

Many people may not know his name very well, but most sure know his movies. Night of the Living Dead has become a classic in the horror genre and set the scale for all others that followed. Right up to TV shows such as The Walking Dead. He set the bar very high and it will be hard to find some one who can reach it.

Bob Wolf
http://www.espn.com/espn/story/_/id/20082888/legendary-new-york-sports-broadcaster-bob-wolff-dies-96

What a joy to listen to. He has been around so long he even interviewed Babe Ruth.

May you all RIP
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http://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/more-sports/stacy-piagno-sonoma-stompers-pitcher-makes-history/ar-BBEz3TA?li=BBnb7Kz&ocid=mailsignout

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Twenty years ago, Ila Borders made history when she became the first woman to win a men’s professional baseball game.
Saturday night in Sonoma, California…history was made again.
With seven innings of one-run ball, Stacy Piagno led her Stompers to a 16-1 victory over the Pittsburg Diamonds and, in the process, joined Borders as one of only three women to get a “W” against men.

Well, hail to the women.

I just recall a story in line with this. About 20 years ago, there was a woman's baseball team touring the country, the Colorado Silver Bullets  http://www.coloradosilverbullets.org/. They were scheduled to play an exhibition  game against the Mets old timers. I had the privilege of umpiring that game behind the plate. It was done at Shea Stadium before a regular season Mets game. The Mets old timers played for the sport of it but the Bullets were playing for real. In the end, the Bullets lost by one run, and I still have the headline article and the check from the Mets hanging on my wall. (Never cashed). But the point is, when women put their minds to it, they CAN keep up to the men on a general level.
(Click on the link and then scroll to their 1995 season and you can see the game against the Mets, June 17th,  that they lost 3-2)

Way to go ladies.
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I cannot make a Saturday, plus, I would suspect Saturday to be much more crowded.

The 28th might work for me.
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Big Blue Huddle / Re: Who was the worst QB in Giants history?
« on: July 16, 2017, 07:43:47 PM »
Today, in 1959, the Giants acquired Milt Plum to back up Tark. He didn't play much and retired after the season. Another washed up QB who the Giants picked up.

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I MIGHT be able to make it, but only if it is a weekday. Why don't you put up a list of available dates and see who signs on for any of them.
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The Front Porch / Re: Good (or bad) Movies PART 2
« on: July 16, 2017, 02:33:16 PM »
I see that also??????????????/

I guess some one doesn't like Hitch's name or movies.    :boooo: :boooo: :boooo: :boooo: :boooo:
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The Front Porch / Re: FTWD Season 3
« on: July 16, 2017, 12:16:45 PM »
Do you really think it is too early on in the storyline?  Villains will be villains, from day one. How long before Negan became the Negan we now know? Did he wait to see how things were going to play out when the apocalypse started or did he see the opportunity and jump right in. For me, I believe it is the latter. he probably was a smallish type of person and saw the opportunity to become a larger than life person and he took it. There just have to be what we call 'villains' out there now. There are many evil people in the world and when they see the opportunity for power, they take it and run with it.

Also, in TWD the group always had a common enemy, the Walkers and then added human villains. In Fear, the Walkers have never really been more than a nuisance and have always dealt with people. Can't really say why, but this has reduced the tension on many shows. How many of 'our friends' were lost to Walkers on TWD? They were the #1 enemy and they were always present. We wondered why there haven't been more of them recently and some said maybe they are dying off for lack of food etc.? Maybe, but on Fear there should be more Walkers than anyone knows what to do with, yet they are a non factor for the most part. I think this is a bad idea story wise. While human elements are good for the show, the threat has to be the apocalypse and the zombies as a main threat. From basically day one, Nick figured out how to intermingle with them harmlessly. I think that ruined a lot of it for me.
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The Front Porch / Re: Good (or bad) Movies PART 2
« on: July 16, 2017, 12:06:32 PM »
It is also one of my fav Hitchxxxx movies. I saw it on TCM but forgot to copy it. I have a copy around the house some where, so I'll try and dig it out.

Joseph cotton was one of my favorite actors. Didn't know much about him until I saw 'The Third Man' which is one of my all time favorite movies (just love that Zither score). After that I made a point of watching as many of his movies as I could. Just a great actor who could play any sort of role.
Also did scores of TV work from the 50's till the early 80's.
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The Front Porch / The Rocky Horror Picture Show
« on: July 16, 2017, 11:57:40 AM »
Don't know how many people have seen this cult favorite movie? I have seen it many times and though a real low budget, silly, campy (and a whole lot more adjectives) movie, it became a national phenomenon when it was shown as a midnight show at many theaters in the US. I have read about and seen the way people react when they go to these midnight showings, with people dressing in character, repeating or answering lines to the movie and just becoming a part of the 'show'. They throw rice at the wedding scene, have water guns spraying water in the rain scene, get up to dance to the 'Time Warp and many, many more. I Have never been to one of these performance, until last night. They a midnight showing in an outdoor movie setting where I live so myself and my DW decided to 'check it out'. Since we really weren't into all the gimmickry, we just brought our lawn chairs and sat back to watch. AND, you know what, it was great. There had to be 1000 people and about 1/2 were into the show. Just listening to them talk to the screen, answer the questions before they are asked nd just getting up to dance along, well it was great. If you have never done something like this and are a fan of the movie, if you EVER get that chance, so it. Hey, maybe next time, we will get up to the Time Warp.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkplPbd2f60
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