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  1. Agreed. Plus I have a soft spot for Del Rio because I liked his old man, Dos Caras. The guy did some submission moves and pinning combinations that I've never seen duplicated.
  2. 9 out of 10 women would rather ride Kaepernick.
  3. Teena Marie, Ooh Baby Baby (Smokey Robinson)
  4. Apologies if these poll results have already been posted.
  5. If you haven't seen them already, I highly recommend the RVD vs. Jerry Lynn series of matches.
  6. That FAQ, like you mentioned above, stresses that you get access to the WWF/WCW/ECW library and "classic matches". The WWE library is way more voluminous than that, though. WWE holds the rights to all of the following:American Wrestling Association (1957-1991)[3] Georgia Championship Wrestling (1944-1985) Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW)[5] (1994-2001) and its predecessor Eastern Championship Wrestling (1992-1994) Memphis Championship Wrestling (2000-2001) * Ohio Valley Wrestling (1998-2008)* Deep South Wrestling (2005-2007) * Florida Championship Wrestling (2007-2012)* NXT Wrestling (2012Present) **** Smoky Mountain Wrestling (1992-1995)[3] Stampede Wrestling (1948-1989)[3] Ultimate Pro Wrestling (1998-2007) Global Wrestling Federation (1991-1994) World Championship Wrestling (WCW)[4] (1988-2001) Jim Crockett Promotions (1931-1988) which by the end included Eastern States Championship Wrestling (1945-1973) Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling (1973-1988) Central States Wrestling (c. early 1950s-1986) Championship Wrestling from Florida (1961-1987)*** Championship Wrestling from Georgia (1984-1985) NWA Tri-State/Mid-South Wrestling/UWF (1950s-1987)*** World Class Championship Wrestling (1966-1988**)[6] Maple Leaf Wrestling (1930-1995) I wonder if all of the above would fall under the umbrella of "classic matches", and they're just saying WWF/WCW/ECW because those are the biggest name organizations to their current audience. It's a fantastic deal even if you can only currently access WWF/WCW/ECW matches, but it's an absurd deal if you can access the entire library.
  7. The most recent ex-wife of Pulitzer Prize winning novelist Cormac McCarthy was arrested for domestic violence Saturday after she pulled a silver handgun from her genitals to threaten her boyfriend during an argument about space aliens. LINK
  8. From: Steve Smith on Ric Flair: That 'bridge has been burned' "As a guy who actually has a Ric Flair robe I'm real disappointed in seeing that. Real disappointed," Smith said.
  9. That's a pretty embarassingly juvenile and intellectually lazy article from an editor of the National Review.Goldberg's opinion contradicts that of other editors at The National Review...
  10. That is crazy.Stafford needs Calvin to win. Luck makes guys around him better. He doesn't need the best WR in the game to win. I agree with you, and if I was a GM I would take Luck instead of Calvin and Stafford, too.The best quarterbacks in the league (Brady, Manning, Rodgers, Brees) always have their teams in playoff contention because QB matters more than ever in today's NFL. Luck will enter that class of the uppercrust QBs who always have their team in contention. Stafford, however, I have no faith in that he'll ever enter that class. Stafford looks too undisciplined and lacks the composure of those other QBs. Having the best receiver in the league doesn't make up for the gap between Luck and Stafford at the game's most important position.
  11. To go along with his superb passing and underrated running, Luck clearly has incredible confidence and competitiveness and his teammates feed off of that. He certainly seems like he'll be a perennial Brady-type guy who will be able to will his teams to victory even if they don't necessarily look like they have the parts to win. When all is said and done, Manning-to-Luck will be right there with Montana-to-Young and Favre-to-Rodgers as the greatest successive franchise QBs in NFL history.
  12. Poll: 90 percent of Republicans oppose Redskins name change By Mario Trujillo Republicans are much more likely than Democrats to say the Washington Redskins do not need to change their name, according to a new poll. A full 90 percent of Republicans surveyed by Public Policy Polling said a name change is unnecessary. A majority of Democrats, 59 percent, also agreed the football team does not need to change its name leaving a 31 percent gap between the parties. Sixty-five percent of independents also said the team does not need to change its name. Overall, the poll found 71 percent of people do not think the Redskins should change their name, while 18 percent of people believe the team should. The teams name is considered offensive to some, and the organization has come under increasing pressure to change it. The Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder said last year he would never consider changing the name. Democrats in Washington have been the most vocal about the need for a name change. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) have both said they support a name change, as has Washington, D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D). President Obama said he would think about changing the name, if he were the teams owner. Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.) is one of the few Republicans on record calling for the team to change its name. According to the Democratic-affiliated poll, 31 percent of Democrats and 16 percent of independents think the team should change its name. Only 4 percent of Republicans feel the same. Another 11 percent of Democrats and 18 percent of independents said they are not sure about a name change; six percent of Republicans said they are unsure. There has been little polling about the issue in years past. An Associated Press-GfK poll commissioned last May found 79 percent of people overall opposed a name change, while only 11 percent thought the name should be changed. Another 10 percent were not sure or did not answer the question. The PPP poll surveyed 741 registered voters in December and has a 3.6 percent margin or error.
  13. I'm guessing that there's a fair amount of people who don't smoke weed not because they no longer desire to but because they no longer have a source. They moved to a new city or the source they knew moved so they switched to alcohol because they were too sketched out to ask someone at work or someone on the street if they new a dealer. Now these people have a legal source and are jonesing to toke up.Even if I already had a dealer I'd pretty damn curious to see what they had in the dispensary. Plus, as pointed out above, it's probably a pretty chill, fun line.
  14. I'm already in bed with a true beauty. Unfortunately, it's my toddler daughter so it's not that kind of in bed with a true beauty. I'm currently trying to get her new favorite song out of my freaking head before the new year starts. WHAT DOES THE FOX SAY? Ring-ding-ding-ding-dingeringeding! Gering-ding-ding-ding-dingeringeding! Gering-ding-ding-ding- WHAT THE FOX SAY? Wa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pow! Wa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pow! Wa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pow! WHAT THE FOX SAY? Hatee-hatee-hatee-ho! Hatee-hatee-hatee-ho! Hatee-hatee-hatee-ho! WHAT THE FOX SAY? Joff-tchoff-tchoff-tchoffo-tchoffo-tchoff! Joff-tchoff-tchoff-tchoffo-tchoffo-tchoff! Joff-tchoff-tchoff-tchoffo-tchoffo-tchoff! WHAT THE FOX SAY?
  15. 'I went through a stage of worrying what people think, but now I want to show the world I am proud to be me.' Now Ms Massey is so proud of her unique physique, she even takes part in risque photo shoots for fans of her figure. 'Some people can't believe one person can have this much butt,' she adds. 'Because I've got a relatively small frame on top they say, "that can't be real".
  16. Hitler "accidentally" left the price tag on expensive Christmas gifts.
  17. I went to New Orleans around Christmas time one year and fell in love with how the hotels and businesses decorated their Christmas trees. They had a Mardi Gras-type feel with non-traditional Christmas colors and a lot more flare than the standard Christmas tree. Cool stuff that I've since incorporated into decorating my Christmas tree. As far as a recommendation, the bread pudding with glaze I had at Muriel's may be the best dessert I've ever had.
  18. Totally disagree, Tessanne was the best of the bunch. The little girl was close but not quite as good.Agree to diagree then, because I didn't think anyone came close to that girl all season.I thought that the two female finishers on this season of The Voice were two of the very best singers in the history of these TV singing shows. Ultimately, I think they got the winner right with Tessanne, but I wouldn't have argued if they picked Jacquie. And great duets last night. Celine was, as she almost always is, awesome.
  19. Except that's easily debunked urban legend... Pre-modern representations of the gift-giver from church history and folklore, notably St Nicholas and Sinterklaas, merged with the English character Father Christmas to create the character known to Americans and the rest of the English-speaking world as Santa Claus. In the English and later British colonies of North America, and later in the United States, British and Dutch versions of the gift-giver merged further. For example, in Washington Irving's History of New York (1809), Sinterklaas was Americanized into "Santa Claus" (a name first used in the American press in 1773) but lost his bishop's apparel, and was at first pictured as a thick-bellied Dutch sailor with a pipe in a green winter coat. Irving’s book was a lampoon of the Dutch culture of New York, and much of this portrait is his joking invention. In 1821, the book A New-year's present, to the little ones from five to twelve was published in New York. It contained Old Santeclaus, an anonymous poem describing an old man on a reindeer sleigh, bringing presents to children. Some modern ideas of Santa Claus seemingly became canon after the anonymous publication of the poem "A Visit From St. Nicholas" (better known today as "The Night Before Christmas") in the Troy, New York, Sentinel on December 23, 1823; the poem was later attributed to Clement Clarke Moore. Many of his modern attributes are established in this poem, such as riding in a sleigh that lands on the roof, entering through the chimney, and having a bag full of toys. St. Nick is described as being "chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf" with "a little round belly", that "shook when he laughed like a bowlful of jelly", in spite of which the "miniature sleigh" and "tiny reindeer" still indicate that he is physically diminutive. The reindeer were also named: Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Dunder and Blixem (Dunder and Blixem came from the old Dutch words for thunder and lightning, which were later changed to the more German sounding Donner and Blitzen). As the years passed, Santa Claus evolved in popular culture into a large, heavyset person. One of the first artists to define Santa Claus's modern image was Thomas Nast, an American cartoonist of the 19th century. In 1863, a picture of Santa illustrated by Nast appeared inHarper's Weekly. Thomas Nast immortalized Santa Claus with an illustration for the January 3, 1863 issue ofHarper's Weekly. Note that Santa is dressed in an American flag, and has a puppet with the name "Jeff" written on it, reflecting its Civil War context. The story that Santa Claus lives at the North Pole may also have been a Nast creation. His Christmas image in the Harper’s issue dated December 29, 1866 was a collage of engravings titled Santa Claus and His Works, which included the caption "Santa Claussville, N.P." A color collection of Nast's pictures, published in 1869, had a poem also titled "Santa Claus and His Works" by George P. Webster, who wrote that Santa Claus’s home was "near the North Pole, in the ice and snow". The tale had become well known by the 1870s. A boy from Colorado writing to the children's magazine The Nursery in late 1874 said, "If we did not live so very far from the North Pole, I should ask Santa Claus to bring me a donkey."[31] The idea of a wife for Santa Claus may have been the creation of American authors, beginning in the mid-19th century. In 1889, the poet Katherine Lee Bates popularized Mrs. Claus in the poem "Goody Santa Claus on a Sleigh Ride". "Is There a Santa Claus?" was the title of an editorial appearing in the September 21, 1897 edition of the New York Sun. The editorial, which included the famous reply Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus, has become an indelible part of popular Christmas lore in the United States and Canada. 20th century L. Frank Baum's The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus, a 1902 children's book, further popularized Santa Claus. Much of Santa Claus’s mythos was not set in stone at the time, leaving Baum to give his "Neclaus" (Necile’s Little One) a wide variety of immortal support, a home in the Laughing Valley of Hohaho, andten reindeer—who could not fly, but leapt in enormous, flight-like bounds. Claus's immortality was earned, much like his title ("Santa"), decided by a vote of those naturally immortal. This work also established Claus’s motives: a happy childhood among immortals. When Ak, Master Woodsman of the World, exposes him to the misery and poverty of children in the outside world, Santa strives to find a way to bring joy into the lives of all children, and eventually invents toys as a principal means. Images of Santa Claus were further popularized through Haddon Sundblom’s depiction of him for The Coca-Cola Company’s Christmas advertising in the 1930s. The popularity of the image spawned urban legends that Santa Claus was invented by The Coca-Cola Company or that Santa wears red and white because they are the colors used to promote the Coca-Cola brand. Historically, Coca-Cola was not the first soft drink company to utilize the modern image of Santa Claus in its advertising—White Rock Beverages had already used a red and white Santa to sell mineral water in 1915 and then in advertisements for its ginger ale in 1923. Earlier still, Santa Claus had appeared dressed in red and white and essentially in his current form on several covers of Puck magazine in the first few years of the 20th century
  20. Hitler felt kind of dirty starting Julian Edelman in the fantasy playoffs.
  21. A modest proposal to keep Santa human, but to prevent kids from being freaked out by white Santa...
  22. Sounds like you need a 'I Closed Down Wolski's' trip. The cars, oven, and loan are small potatoes compared to your wife's health. Best wishes to her, and both of you have some Happy Holidays.
  23. I agree with your sentiment, but the PC police don't really want to change Santa. In the end this is all a moot point because most non-white people don't have a problem with white Santa. One author, Aisha Harris, succeeded in getting her article recognized by taking a drastic position and getting a mainstream media response from Megyn Kelly. Kudos to Ms. Harris. That's what unknown Authors should do to develop recognition. Certainly there are others who feel like Harris, but, from my experience; they're a small minority. Those determined to categorize Kelly's position as racist are unwilling to truly dissect Harris' argument. Harris wrote an article saying that Santa Claus should no longer be a white man because a white Holiday figure confuses and does not represent non-white children. Why is the author's assertion that a white figure cannot possibly be looked up to by non-whites not racist? If race doesn't matter, as that author and many supporting her will assuredly tell you when other race topics are discussed, then why is it so important that Centuries old Santa be changed from being white? If race is irrelevant, why can't non-white children look up to the white Santa figure, and what message is being sent to minority children to say that they can't possibly cherish and/or respect a white figure in a multiracial society without being confused? If a benevolent white figure allegedly causes that much confusion and/or animosity does that speak well of the potential longterm success or cohesion the multiracial societies becoming the norm in America and Europe? There have also been numerous articles from black authors over the recent years discussing cultural approbation. These articles, also coming from a fringe perspective like Harris', suggest that white artists should not be lauded for performing black music or dance because they appropriated those customs from black culture. If cultural approbation is as negative as these authors suggest, then why is it suddenly a positive to not only appropriate but then completely alter a centuries old central holiday figure of European culture? Once again, a moot point given there is no widespread support for Harris' position. To recap, though, Harris is the one perturbed over Santa's whiteness while Kelly is giving the historical background of why Santa is a white figure and suggesting there isn't good reason to alter a centuries old figure. Yet, somehow, Kelly has greater race issues than Harris? Go figure.