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DangerMark

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  1. Good news. I don't expect them to find a home grown half back very quickly but surely there's enough of a talent pool out there from other sports to fill out the rest of the team. A gridiron DB/PR kind of player is already most of the way to being a full back, it'd hopefully just be a case of getting used to being on the pitch for 40 minutes at a time instead of 10 seconds. That's not a knock on what American/Canadian football players do, just a comment that the levels of specialisation and intensity are different. And yeah, for now, they're footing the bill. They've got an airline sponsoring them. I don't know if it's sustainable, and I think they'll be gone in ten years, probably less. But if there's enough interest across the pond to get a professional league going, I think that would be something.
  2. I'm going to put this here because the Rugby thread is mostly Union:- The Toronto Wolfpack kick off for reals in the lowest tier of Professional UK Rugby League soon. The concept is ludicrous, and they've only got 4 North American players so far (the rest are Brits, Aussies and Kiwis) but dammit, Rugby League is great. I think all their games are going to be shown either on Canadian TV or online and I advise anyone interested in ellipsoid team sports to check it out; although I warn you in advance, some of the towns they'll be visiting are shitholes and League One is a far cry from Super League or the NRL. PS. Watch out for me when they play North Wales.
  3. I wonder if Rex and Rob Ryan have any brothers obnoxious for football. Ryan Ryan sounds like he's fifth or sixth in that particular pattern.
  4. It would be a second round pick instead of the fifth, not as well as.
  5. You'd think so, but then you live in what they call Reality Based Community, which is not a place where Professional Footballers live.
  6. Yeah, but there's only one way these people are going to learn: Losing a lot of money.
  7. I think this is actually true of many team sports. EDIT: I just noticed the date-stamp on the post I quoted. Jeez. Sorry about that.
  8. I love late 90's Dusty trying in vain to describe what the Luchadors were doing while everyone else was blabbering about the nWo. Other than that, Ventura with either Gorilla or JR works for me. Also CMLL commentary throughout the years, particularly the guy who came out with the word "RUDISSIMO!' Doesn't matter that I don't understand Spanish.
  9. Not just the line. That back needs to reevaluate some of his recent choices, too.
  10. I was soft enough to leave Eifert on the bench, although my opponent left out Riddick. Ended up relying on Kyle Rudolph, to overcome Meredith and whatever lead he had. Wound up with a draw. Fantasy Football is a stupid game, played by idiots.
  11. Given the absurd lengths that the NCAA go to in order to stop those kids getting paid, I'd imagine they want no part of an agency that accredits any kind of professional.
  12. Minor WR dilemma for me: Quincy Enuwa (NYJ) or Michael Floyd (ARI)? Enuwa looks like he's the man for the Jets, but Jets.
  13. I wouldn't mind joining a free league, if there's one going. Got the draft in my other league on Tuesday night. Slight caveat for a draft, 7pm EST is about as late as I can start, because I'm actually on GMT.
  14. That turn from Hal Robson-Kanu. Jeez.
  15. Yeah, sure. Let's go with that. Nothing at all to do with the scientific fact that the tears of defeated Englishmen are the sweetest in all the world. On the plus side, no more homer ITV commentary, yay.
  16. I'm pretty sure if you count stoppage time, Portugal and Croatia got to two hours without a shot on target.
  17. Everyone knows it was Jurgen Klinsmann.
  18. It's terrible officiating, which isn't quite the same thing. A league with as much money as the NFL should be able to fix both problems in their rule books and problems with the people calling them; Making ejections less vague is one of the former. Of course, if it goes through then some work on what a Personal Foul is needs to be done: is excessive celebration a personal foul? I know it's fifteen yards, but someone doesn't need to be chucked for it. However, the Carolina player who came in head-first and late on a guy who'd been tackled deserves to be one brain-fart away from being gone. I would like to hear officials mic'd up all the time, just to get a sense of the conversations they have with players. At least, on TV; it's not like I'm asking for the referee on the PA every moment of the game.
  19. I'd definitely limit the definition of what's "yellow cardable" but I think it's a good idea. Rules regarding ejection are a little discretionary at the moment. I think it's a good rule, but that's a separate issue from NFL referees being shit. I don't think they're crooked, just shit.
  20. Priestland plays much better with Young Jonathan Davies than Biggar does, so there's that. Biggar takes better drop goals. Still, he could probably use the week off. Given what happened the last time Wales played Ireland in the Six Nations in Dublin, I'll take that result. Italy were structured and disciplined and everything English people like, and France were the most French team in years. Neither side could kick from the tee, and it led to a glorious match; and shades of Jamie Peacock with that last drop goal attempt.
  21. Yeah, 15 yard penalty or half the distance to the goal. I thought it was a dirty play, but a smart play. Up until that point the Panthers couldn't do shit on offense, so if you have the choice between a one yard penalty and a touchdown, choose the penalty. I suppose I'm used to the mentality where a deliberate attempt to stop a score by illegal means gets the hammer dropped on the offending player. So to me, that's incredibly dirty play.
  22. Are there not rules about Professional Fouls like that in the NFL?
  23. I like sports, but let's face it, most of them are stupid. Embrace it, man.
  24. I vote for: I would support them until the end of time if they made a trade for Landry Jones.
  25. I don't really follow basketball, but I love management games. Biyombo has been killing for me on Basket Manager 15 for Android.
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