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  1. First list of cuts: TE Ernst Brun Jr. LB Dyshawn Davis TE Chase Dixon CB Tajh Hasson LB Alonzo Highsmith CB DreQuan Hoskey WR Tony Jones K Ty Long TE Devin Mahina CB Bryan McCann G Bryce Quigley T Willie Smith CB Trey Wolfe
  2. Cooley has been bashing him for the entire offseason, and he's been to many (most?) of the practices. Cooley is so wishy washy with players. It's hard to take everything he says as gospel because he's said numerous times that he and Cousins are good friends. Then I thought I remember hearing a couple weeks ago that Cooley was praising Griffin. So who knows. Yeah, now that you mention it I do recall some of the Cousins friendship talk. He's been very guarded in his "praise" of Robert, from what I've heard. It's always been something like "he looked alright", and "there were some good things today", but never anything glowing. Now, that could certainly be some personal bias, there's no way for me to tell. Right, I'm not saying Cooley is 100% bias, but I don't think he's ever had glowing reviews for Griffin. Just so strange to me again how this happened so quickly. From all TC reports I read, I don't remember anyone saying Cousins looked particularly great or anything. Seemed like he had better reviews last season. So what changed everyone's minds so quickly? You do realize that Cooley makes no bones about the fact that he is only going from what is on the coaches tape. He is evaluating players as if he were a coach, grading them as he was graded. Sure, there is some bias there, but then any coach has bias in the grades he gives his players. Cooley has been saying going back to last season that Super Bob missed open receivers, didn't understand protection schemes and in general didn't have the fundamentals necessary to be an NFL QB. He tried to give him the benefit of the doubt this season, but didn't see any improvement. Sonny Jurgensen said the same thing about the pass that Garcon dropped against Cleveland. Sure, if he caught it, RGIII's stats would have looked better, but it still came out late, and on the wrong shoulder. It wouldn't have indicated that RG was a polished pocket passer.
  3. The Dunk & Egg stories are a ton of fun, IMO. They also color the "current" story in several ways I won't mention. I think the first 3 are coming out in their own volume this fall. Might want to wait until then. Previously, they were scattered across different anthologies.The two "Dance Of Dragons" stories recently released are, as far as I know, only available in anthologies as well. They're set well before the Dunk & Egg stuff. They're ok, but they feel abbreviated to me (like Martin's holding something back). You can get the gist of those two stories in The World Of Ice & Fire, along with the rest of the known history of Westeros (& some across the pond). That's a fairly expensive book in paper form, though - and I wouldn't waste the money for an e-book version of it. I think the artwork makes it worth the price if you're into Martin's world. But there's a #### load of backstory, too, including some that run right up to Robert's Rebellion. I read all the D&E stories and know the theory of how they may/may not affect the current story. I also bought all those anthologies you referred to as well as TWOIF (all as ebooks).I really liked the back story, although keeping all the participants in the various battles of the different sides of the Targaryen family straight was difficult. But some of the stuff about how difficult it was to become a dragon rider fits very neatly into the present story.
  4. Back in the olden days, all books were written and published in serial form. Of course it was only a week between chapters, not 5 years, but the point is the same...
  5. Have you guys read the Dunc and Egg short stories and the various other "histories" (authorized or otherwise) of Westros and the Seven Kingdoms?
  6. I'm not totally ready to throw in the towel. They need to finish this road trip at least 4-3 I think and hopefully get home with the deficit no greater than 4 games if the Pirates and Orioles provide a little more resistance for the Mets than the Rockies have. The good news is that I think they can do it. Rotation finally looks like it we hoped it would, and the two guys I have the most faith in- Scherzer and Strasburg- will start four of the last seven games on this trip. The offense looked to be coming around a bit before the Kershaw/Greinke buzzsaw and Harper's knee injury (he was clearly still hurt yesterday, missed three center cut fastballs in one AB at one point). Now if they come home 5 or 6 back next weekend it might be time to turn our attention to the Redskins. I'm sure that will go well. So unless I'm wrong, they are now 1-3 on this roadtrip out west, they've scored 1 run in 27 innings and find themselves 4.5 games back of Los Metropolitans. They are 2 games over .500 and are 7.5 out in in the NL wildcard. Zimmermann and Strasburg have just lost back-to-back. The "we've had injuries to key players" argument is about played out since everyone except Span is back from the DL. Oh, yeah, and Storen is now essentially useless after being "demoted" to an 8th inning guy, and the big time closer sits in the bullpen because they can't get any leads to protect. Bryce, if you want a ring, you'd better "went to Jared"... You know I'm not Bryce Harper, right? I'm not even on the team. I'm sorry you're disappointed. Unfortunately I'm not really in a position to do anything about it. Sorry! Actually, I'm not that disappointed. I'm an O's fan and we have our own issues to worry about.
  7. Yeah, they need to go like 8-2 on this homestand to stay in touch with the playoffs. And I don't see that happening.
  8. I'm not totally ready to throw in the towel. They need to finish this road trip at least 4-3 I think and hopefully get home with the deficit no greater than 4 games if the Pirates and Orioles provide a little more resistance for the Mets than the Rockies have. The good news is that I think they can do it. Rotation finally looks like it we hoped it would, and the two guys I have the most faith in- Scherzer and Strasburg- will start four of the last seven games on this trip. The offense looked to be coming around a bit before the Kershaw/Greinke buzzsaw and Harper's knee injury (he was clearly still hurt yesterday, missed three center cut fastballs in one AB at one point). Now if they come home 5 or 6 back next weekend it might be time to turn our attention to the Redskins. I'm sure that will go well. So unless I'm wrong, they are now 1-3 on this roadtrip out west, they've scored 1 run in 27 innings and find themselves 4.5 games back of Los Metropolitans. They are 2 games over .500 and are 7.5 out in in the NL wildcard. Zimmermann and Strasburg have just lost back-to-back. The "we've had injuries to key players" argument is about played out since everyone except Span is back from the DL. Oh, yeah, and Storen is now essentially useless after being "demoted" to an 8th inning guy, and the big time closer sits in the bullpen because they can't get any leads to protect. Bryce, if you want a ring, you'd better "went to Jared"...
  9. Any chance of getting Aaron Hernandez out on work-release to play TE? Danny needs to pull some strings and make this happen.
  10. I agree that I'd try to resign Davis over Wieters. I think Caleb Joseph is a decent enough catcher to not go all out to keep Wieters. Chen is going to go too, and I'd guess O'Day will get some big FA offers. Could he close somewhere? Should they make a try at signing Fister when he walks from the Nats?
  11. Real talk - the turnpike accident happened today b/c a semi moved over suddenly from the right to middle lanes as a cop had pulled someone over on the right shoulder. The truck moved over to comply with NJ's move over law regarding safety vehicles (the other choice was slow down). Well in the process he cut off the dump truck, dump truck driver slammed on the breaks, lost control and hit the abutment - he didn't make it . Dunno if Waze app use would have mattered for the truck but I can understand why they report it.I can't stand that cops pull people over on a freeway. Just take them to the next exit. Why put everyone in danger and slow everyone down? Just so you can get back to pulling people over quickly? NJ Turnpike exits are 3 to 15 miles apart. Generally the road has wide shoulders. The times I've been pulled over on that kind of highway my first question to the officer is "is this a safe enough location or do you need me to move over" -QG If you were black, he'd have shot you for that question.
  12. Well, he will get to play on the weekend... To finish his 2nd round that is...
  13. He backed up his "lucky" 64 with a nice little 66 to stand at 14 under. Maybe it all falls apart on the weekend, but... he didn't hit any into the trees today that cost himyesterday 3 times he was dead right but still had shots. not saying he isn't playing well, he's playing amazing I didn't see a shot of his round today, so I was only going from the score.
  14. He backed up his "lucky" 64 with a nice little 66 to stand at 14 under. Maybe it all falls apart on the weekend, but...
  15. I think that posting that chapter broke the interwebs. I've been trying to access the chapter without any luck for about 15 minutes.