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In Topic: Packers sign Julius Peppers to a 3 year deal.

15 March 2014 - 08:33 AM

I don't see how he is anything more than a situational pass rusher.  He isn't anywhere near as explosive as he was in CAR, and he still takes plays/games off. I can't see him possessing the "want to" to play effectively in space at 3-4 OLB in GB.  IMO, he's washed up now, and nothing more than average at best.

In Topic: *** OFFICIAL *** 13/14 Off-Season Dynasty Trade Thread

25 February 2014 - 07:02 AM

Agreed on all accounts for the Bell+picks/Foles deal.  If Foles turns out to be a bona fide #1, then its a wash.


I'd also take Bell and the picks, but its hard to argue Foles' value in this league as QBs are the key to winning.

In Topic: *** OFFICIAL *** 13/14 Off-Season Dynasty Trade Thread

25 February 2014 - 06:44 AM

12 man, 2 QB league, no PPR


Le'Veon Bell






Nick Foles

DeSean Jackson

In Topic: Little Melvin can't be exposed to peanuts

31 January 2014 - 08:48 AM

I didn't read this whole thread, and I realize it's from nearly 10 years ago, but I noticed some intolerance to kids with food allergies, and the suggestion that parents remove their child from a school if they have special dietary needs.


I think this is ridiculous.  If a child has a special education need, the law protects them and forces schools to provide services.  I fail to see any difference with kids experiencing peanut allergies.


My son is almost 2 years old, and we've been dealing with food allergies for almost a year now.  He's allergic to (at varying degrees): Peanuts, dairy, eggs, hazelnuts, cashew, pistachio, soy, bananas, sunflower, almonds and brazil nuts.  When he was a baby, he would get uber fussy and scream in pain when he'd breastfeed.  We eventually got him onto formula, but that wasn't much better (dairy is in formula).  We finally moved on to almond milk (he didn't like soy milk much), but his main symptoms never got better.  Now he's on Hemp-milk.  Chocolate Hemp-milk.  Crazy.  He had terrible eczema, and he's still only had a handful of solid poops in his life. It frustrating, and reading every label and familiarizing yourself with all the ingredients is stressful.


Luckily (knock on wood) we haven't had but one scary incident.  We were at a tree lighting ceremony this past Christmas, and afterwards I noticed a blistery rash on his face (typical allergic reaction).  I quickly gave him Benadryl and the rash subsided, and he fell asleep.  About 6 hours later, he woke up in the middle of the night with labored breathing/wheezing.  We ended up giving him the Epi-pen and a trip in the ambulance to the ER.  It was a brutal experience.


We even found that there was SOYBEAN in his mattress of all places.  Since we swapped out the mattress, he's been sleeping better at night.  It's only been about 2 weeks though. Who would have thunk we had soybean in his mattress. 


Rant over, I just wanted to share some of our experiences with food allergies, and to let people know they aren't a small deal.  They can be deadly.  There is a case every week, of some poor kid somewhere in the world who died from a food allergy.  The whole attitude of it's "your problem" not "our problem" makes this thread tough for me to read.  FA parents need help, as we can't control everything our kid is exposed to, no matter how hard we try.  It's especially difficult with a young kid who isn't able to communicate/talk well yet.  My boy is living a happy life right now, and hopefully the allergies subside as he gets older (they often do), but for now, this is a daily struggle. 


Be nice to your FA kids and their parents.  They are a stressed out breed.  Imagine worrying about your child's life every minute of everyday, and you're not a "overprotective parent", you just want your kid to stay alive!


Edit to add: Ryker (our son) is our second child.  Our first has NO food allergies. Same everything for both growing up.

In Topic: Marquise Goodwin, WR Buffalo

22 November 2013 - 08:40 AM

He reminds me of Ted Ginn.


I own him, and I'm hopeful... but I was thinking more like Lee Evans.