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Andy Dufresne

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***2015-6th Annual Battle for Shining Path's Cup - Draft is live

04 August 2015 - 01:41 PM

Previous Threads and League Winners

2014 - rodg12
2013 - Bananafish
2012 - Keerock
2011 - Couch Burners
2010 - Mos Eisley Wraiths - wraith5


No Kickers

Top 4 records and next two highest scoring teams are in the playoffs.
Roster Size: 18
Total Starters: 7
Total On Bench: 11
Roster Setup
Quarterback (QB) 1 
Running Back (RB) 1 
Running Back/Wide Receiver (RB/WR) 1 
Wide Receiver (WR) 1
Wide Receiver/Tight End (WR/TE) 1 
Tight End (TE) 1 
Team Defense/Special Teams (D/ST) 1 
11 Bench
All TDs = 6
Passing = 1/25
Rushing/Receiving = 1/10 
Interceptions/Fumbles Lost = -1 
2pt Conversion = 2 
1 Point Per Reception 
Team Defense / Special Teams 
Every 25 kickoff return yards = 1 
Every 25 punt return yards = 1 
Each Sack = 2 
Interception/Fumble/Kickoff/Punt/ Blocked Punt or FG Return TD = 6 
Each Interception = 2 
Each Fumble Recovered = 2 
Each Safety = 4
0 points allowed (PA0) 10 
1-6 points allowed (PA1) 7 
7-13 points allowed (PA7) 4 
14-17 points allowed (PA14) 1 
22-27 points allowed (PA22) -1 
28-34 points allowed (PA28) -2 

Muslim chaplain claims discrimination on United flight

31 May 2015 - 08:21 AM

Muslim chaplain claims discrimination on United flight


A simple request for an unopened can of Diet Coke on a United Airlines flight left Tahera Ahmad in tears.

A Muslim chaplain and director of interfaith engagement at Northwestern University, Ahmad, 31, was traveling Friday from Chicago to Washington for a conference promoting dialogue between Israeli and Palestinian youth. She was wearing a headscarf, or hijab.
For hygienic reasons, she asked for an unopened can of soda, she said. The flight attendant told her that she could not give her one but then handed an unopened can of beer to a man seated nearby. Ahmad questioned the flight attendant.
"We are unauthorized to give unopened cans to people because they may use it as a weapon on the plane," she recalled the flight attendant telling her.
When Ahmad told the flight attendant she was being discriminated against, the attendant abruptly opened the beer can.
"It's so you don't use it as a weapon," Ahmad said she was told.
Shocked, Ahmad asked other passengers if they had seen what happened.
A man sitting across the aisle turned to her and yelled, "You Muslim, you need to shut the f--- up," she said.
The man leaned over, looked her in the eyes and said: "Yes, you know you would use it as a weapon. So shut the f--- up," according to Ahmad.
"I felt the hate in his voice and his raging eyes," Ahmad wrote on Facebook while the plane was still in flight. "I can't help but cry ... because I thought people would defend me and say something. Some people just shook their heads in dismay."
After her Facebook post, people took to social media in support of Ahmad using the #unitedfortahera hashtag. Some pledged to boycott United.
Suhaib Webb, a prominent Muslim American imam, tweeted, "I'm asking all of you to let @united know that you are disgusted with this bigotry." He also tweeted a photo of a can of Diet Coke over #unitedfortahera.
In a statement, United spokesman Charles Hobart said the airline "strongly supports diversity and inclusion."
"We and our partners do not discriminate against our employees or customers," the statement said. "We are reaching out directly to Ms. Ahmad to get a better understanding of what occurred during the flight."
"We are also discussing the matter that Ms. Ahmad describes with Shuttle America, our regional partner that operated the flight. We look forward to speaking with Ms. Ahmad and hope to have the opportunity to welcome her back."
Ahmad, who has Premier frequent-flier status with United, said Saturday that she had not heard from the airline.
"I'm not doing this to go after United Airlines. This is about bigotry and racism and our country is going through a very difficult time right now. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and so many others worked so hard ..." Ahmad said, breaking into tears.
"They strove so hard so that Americans would not mistreat each other on the basis of the color of their skin or religious or ethnic background but I guess we're still on that journey."
The flight attendant as well as the pilot later apologized, she said.
"She said she's working on her rude behavior and that the man (sitting across the aisle) should not have said anything," Ahmad recalled.
Ahmad was recognized at the White House last year "as a leading Muslim female in the United States" during Women's History Month, according to Northwestern University. She had previously attended a Ramadan dinner hosted by President Barack Obama.
In 2013, Ahmad sparked outrage among Islamic conservatives when she became the first woman to recite the Quran at the Islamic Society of North America convention in Washington, the nation's largest Muslim gathering, according to Northwestern.
Ahmad was born in India and grew up in Morton Grove, Illinois. She said she has been spat on and had her hijab ripped off in Islamophobic encounters after the September 11, 2001 terror attacks.
"This time I was being treated as a threat to everyone around me 30,000 feet above the ground and being told that I could use a can of Diet Coke as a weapon," she said. "And no one said anything."
The incident comes amid growing hostility toward Muslims living in the United States.
On Friday, protesters at a "Freedom of Speech" rally outside a Arizona mosque were met by counterprotesters. The two groups lined opposite sides of the street in front of the Islamic Community Center of Phoenix. They yelled at each other as a line of police officers kept them apart, CNN affiliate KNXV reported.
The Islamic center is the mosque once attended by Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi, who drove from Arizona to a Dallas suburb to shoot up a Prophet Mohammed cartoon contest there. Both were killed by police early this month. Many Muslims consider demeaning depictions of Mohammed to be blasphemous and banned by Islamic law.
In Washington, activist and conservative blogger Pamela Geller of New York wanted to place ads showing cartoons of Mohammed in the capital's transit system. She hoped to display the winning cartoon from her group's contest in Texas -- the one where Simpson and Soofi were killed by police. The Washington Metro board voted to stop showing issue-oriented ads throughout its system.
Events such as this have some Muslims scared, said Imraan Siddiqi with the Council on American-Islamic Relations.
"Recently, the mosques here in Phoenix actually received threatening letters -- very specific threats, saying that we are going to massacre your congregations," he said.
In a national survey by the Pew Research Center in 2013, 42% of respondents said Islam was more likely than other religions to encourage violence among its believers. In addition, Muslim Americans are seen as facing more discrimination than other groups, including gays and lesbians, Hispanics, African Americans and women.
According to the survey, 45% of the respondents said Muslim Americans face "a lot" of discrimination, and 28% said Muslims are subject to some discrimination.


Is it just me or does this not even come close to passing the smell test? I can't begin to imagine that someone said something like she claims the guy next to her said. Not even a little bit. 


Am I being naive? 


Oh wait, there's more. 


In a Facebook post she claims that the pilot "...also apologized for everything and said that as a white male he recognized his privilege and said he didn't know what it must be like to be a minority and go through something hateful like this." There is ZERO chance he said this.

Bahamas Nassau/Marsh Harbour advice needed

27 May 2015 - 01:49 PM

My son and I are going down for a Boy Scouts trip in July (Seabase, for those of you familiar).


We're staying overnight one night on the front end of the trip in Marsh Harbour. Anything to see or do for an evening for me and my 15 y.o.?


I have to scramble a bit to re-book my flight and I can go through Nassau where it gets us there at about 2:30 PM on Thursday and then flies out again at 1:00 PM on Friday. The big question is - is it worth it to stay over one night in Nassau? Or should I just take an easier/cheaper route home through somewhere like Ft Lauderdale?

How hard is it to get used to driving on the left side of the road?

Non-ppr dynasty - Give 2.2/Get Mike Wallace

05 May 2015 - 02:54 PM

I give 2.2

I get Mike Wallace


Pretty easy accept, isn't it?



2015 Shark Pool mock draft - The SECOND one

14 April 2015 - 10:21 AM

1 Tampa Bay - Grahamburn - Jameis Winston
2 Tennessee - Andy D - Marcus Mariota
3 Jacksonville - Mr. Brownstone - Vic Beasley
4 Oakland - massraider - Leonard Williams
5 Atlanta (from Washington - Brunell4MVP) - Dante Fowler
6 NY Jets - Rockaction - Kevin White
7 Chicago - Ben & Jerry's - Amari Cooper
8 Washington (from Atlanta - Blackjacks) - Shane Ray
9 New York Giants - RC94 - Brandon Scherff
10 St. Louis - Bob Magaw - La'el Collins
11 Minnesota - Raidersfan32904 - Devante Parker
12 Detroit (from Cleveland - JetMaxx) - Danny Shelton
13 New Orleans -Saintfool - Randy Gregory
14 Arizona (from Miami - Slapdash) - Todd Gurley
15 San Francisco - wildabeast49 - Trae Waynes
16 Houston - Bonfire - Bud Dupree
17 San Diego - BoltBacker - Cameron Erving
18 Kansas City - Raiderfan32904 - Andrus Peat
19 Cleveland (from Buffalo) - Arik Armstead

20 Philadelphia - JetMaxx - TJ Clemmings
21 Cincinnati - Quizguy66 - Ereck Flowers
22 Pittsburgh - EvilGrin72 - Marcus Peters
23 Cleveland (from Detroit - Bracie Smathers) - Melvin Gordon
24 Miami (from Arizona - Blackjacks) - Breshad Perriman
25 Carolina - FUBAR - Landon Collins
26 Baltimore - lsutigers - Maxx Williams
27 Minnesota (from Dallas - Bankerguy) - Malcolm Brown
28 Denver - Andy D - DJ Humphries
29 Indianapolis - pizzatyme - Jordan Phillips

30 Green Bay - Chaos Commish - Jalen Collins

31 New Orleans (from Seattle) - Eric Kendricks

32 San Francisco (from New England - Run It Up) - Dorial Green-Beckham
Second round
3Tennessee - Andy D - QB Marcus Mariota - OT Cedric Ogbuehi -

34 Tampa Bay - Grahamburn - QB Jameis Winston - OT Jake Fisher -

35 Dallas (from Oakland) - bangerguy - CB Kevin Johnson -

36 Jacksonville - Mr. Brownstone - OLB/DE Vic Beasley - RB Jay Ajayi -

37 NY Jets - Rockaction - WR Kevin White - OLB Eli Harold -

38 Washington - Brunell4MVP - LB Shane Ray - WR Jalen Strong -

39 Chicago - Ben & Jerry's - WR Amari Cooper - CB Byron Jones -

40 New York Giants - RC94 - OL Brandon Scherff - DT Eddie Goldman -

41 *trade* Baltimore (via St. Louis) - lsutigers - TE Max Williams - WR Devin Smith -

42 Atlanta - Blackjacks - OLB/DE Dante Fowler - MLB Benardrick McKinney -

43 Cleveland - JetMaxx - DL Arik Armstead - RB Melvin Gordon - LB/S Shaq Thompson -

44 New Orleans - SaintFool - OLB/DE Randy Gregory - LB Eric Kendricks - OG Laken Thomlinson

45 Oakland (from Dallas) - massraider - DT Leonard Williams - WR Phillip Dorsett -

46 New England (from San Francisco) - Run it up - *- DT Michael Bennett -

47 Miami - Slapdash - WR Breshard Perriman - OG A.J. Cann

48 San Diego - BoltBacker - C/OG Cameron Erving - OLB Owambage Odlghizuwa

49 Kansas City - raiderfan32904 - OT Andrus Peat ILB Paul Dawson -

50 Buffalo - Andy Dufresne - *- LB Stephone Anthony 
51 Houston - Nelson Agholor
52 Philadelphia - Eric Rowe
53 Cincinnati - Carl Davis
54 Cleveland (from Detroit) - Devin Funchess
55 Miami (from Arizona) - Denzel Perryman
56 Pittsburgh - Hau'Oli Kikaha
57 Carolina - Tevin Coleman
58 Baltimore - Devin Smith
59 Denver - Quinten Rolins
60 Dallas - Damarious Randall
61 Indianapolis - PJ Williams
62 Green Bay - Ameer Abdullah
63 Seattle - Hroniss Grasu
64 New England - Mario Edwards Jr


65. Tampa Bay - Grahamburn - DE Nate Orchard -
66 Tennessee - Andy D - OG Ali Marpet -
67 Jacksonville - Mr. Brownstone -  CB Ronald Darby
68 Oakland - massraider - DE Preston Smith
69 Washington - Brunell4MVP T Donovan Smith
70 NY Jets - Rockaction -  QB Bryce Petty
71 Chicago - Ben & Jerry's - RB T.J. Yeldon
72 St. Louis (from Baltimore) - Bob Magaw -  QB Brett Hundley
73 Washington (from Atlanta) - Brunell4MVP -DT Grady Jarrett
74 New York Giants - RC94 -  S Cody Prewitt -
75 New Orleans - SaintFool  WR Tyler Lockett -
76 Minnesota - Raidersfan32904 -  WR Tre McBride -
77 Cleveland - WR Chris Conley -
78 New Orleans (from Miami) - SaintFool - LB Taiwan Jones -
79 New England (from San Francisco) -Run it up  - OLB Danielle Hunter -
80 Kansas City - raiderfan32904  - DE Trey Flowers
81 Buffalo - Andy Dufresne - QB Garrett Grayson -
82 Houston - Bonfire -  TE Clive Walford -
83 San Diego - BoltBacker - DE Henry Anderson -
84 Philadelphia - JetMaxx -  WR Rashad Green -
85 Cincinnati - QuizGuy66 - WR Sammy Coates -
86 Arizona (from Miami - Slapdash) - CB Steve Nelson -
87 Pittsburgh - EvilGrin72 -  CB Alex Carter -
88 Detroit - Bracie Smathers - RB Duke Johnson -

89 Carolina - FUBAR - OT Daryl Williams

90 St. Louis - Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, CB Oregon

91 Minnesota - David Johnson, RB Northern Iowa 
92 Denver - Xavier Cooper, DT, Washington St
93 Indianapolis - Ty Sambrailo OT Colorado St.
94 Green Bay - Ben Heeney, ILB, Kansas
95 Seattle - Tony Lippett, WR/CB - Michigan St
96 New England - Arie Kouandjio, OG, Alabama
97c New England - Josh Shaw, CB SoCal
98c Kansas City - D'Joun Smith CB, Florida Atlantic
99c Cincinnati - Jeff Heuerman - TE Ohio State
100 Tennessee - David Cobb
101 New England Patriots - Jeremy Langford
102 Oakland Raiders - Jarvis Harrison, OG, Texas A&M
103 Jacksonville Jaguars - Derron Smith
104 New York Jets (traded to Indy) - Javorius "Buck" Allen RB, USC
105 Washington Redskins - Jaquiski Tartt
106 Chicago Bears - Lorenzo Mauldin, LB, Louisville
107 Atlanta Falcons - Davis Tull
108 New York Giants - Kwon Alexander
109 Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Josue Matias G Florida State
110 Minnesota Vikings - Adrian Amos, S, PSU
111 Cleveland Browns - Sean Mannion, QB, OSU
112 Seattle Seahawks - John Miller, OG - Louisville
113 Philadelphia Eagles - Z.Smith, DE, Kentucky
114 Miami Dolphins--Mark Giowinsky OG, WVU
115 Cleveland Browns-Jesse James, TE, PSU
116 Houston Texans-R.Wilson, ILB, Georgia
117 San Diego Chargers--Rob Havenstein-OT-Wisconsin
118 Kansas City Chiefs-James Sample-S-Louisville
119 St. Louis Rams-Reese Dismukes, C Auburn
120 Cincinnati Bengals-Doran Grant-CB-Ohio State
121 Pittsburgh Steelers-Tyler Kroft-TE-Rutgers
122 Baltimore Ravens-Mike Davis-RB-South Carolina
123 Arizona Cardinals-Lynden Trail-OLB-Norfolk St.
124 Carolina Panthers-Justin Hardy-WR-East Carolina
125 Baltimore Ravens-Senquez Golson-CB-Mississippi
126 San Francisco 49ers-Anthony Chickillo-DE-Miami
127 Oakland Raiders-from DAL-Anthony Harris-S-Virginia
128 Indianapolis Colts - Frank Clark, DE, Michigan  
129 Green Bay Packers -  Marcus Hardison, DE, Arizona State
130 Seattle Seahawks - Gabe Wright, DT, Auburn
131 New England Patriots - Kenny Bell, WR Nebraska
132 San Francisco 49ers - Jake Ryan, ILB - Michigan
133 Denver Broncos -  Ben Koyak, TE, Notre Dame
134 Seattle Seahawks - Dres Anderson, WR, Utah 
135 Cincinnati Bengals - Jordan Hicks - Texas
136 Baltimore Ravens - Dezmin Lewis, Central Arkansas
137 Minnesota - Darryl Roberts,CB Marshal
138 Tennessee Titans
139 Jacksonville Jaguars
140 Oakland Raiders
141 Washington Redskins
142 Chicago Bears from New York Jets [R5 - 2]
143 Denver Broncos from Chicago [R5 - 3]
144 New York Giants
145 Philadelphia Eagles from St. Louis [R5 - 4]
146 Atlanta Falcons
147 Cleveland Browns
148 New Orleans Saints
149 Miami Dolphins from Minnesota [R5 - 5]
150 Miami Dolphins
151 San Francisco 49ers
152 Houston Texans
153 San Diego Chargers
154 New Orleans Saints from Kansas City [R5 - 6]
155 Buffalo Bills
156 Philadelphia Eagles
157 Cincinnati Bengals
158 Baltimore Ravens from Detroit [R5 - 7]
159 Arizona Cardinals
160 Pittsburgh Steelers
161 Carolina Panthers
162 Tampa Bay Buccaneers from Baltimore [R5 - 8]
163 Dallas Cowboys
164 Denver Broncos
165 Indianapolis Colts
166 Green Bay Packers
167 Seattle Seahawks
168 Detroit Lions from New England via Tampa Bay [R5 - 9]
169 Carolina Panthers
170 Seattle Seahawks
171 Baltimore Ravens
172 Kansas City Chiefs
173 Kansas City Chiefs
174 Carolina Panthers
175 Houston Texans
176 Baltimore Ravens