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  1. Over 100 of the World's most renowned researchers in the field of Aids were en route to a conference in Australia, many of them were speakers at the conference set to begin this Sunday. That's gonna leave a mark.
  2. And by extension we are to blame for many other tragedies caused by us arming a bunch of crazies in other parts of the world. I've forgiven myself and moved on, you should do the same. I'm joking but if we are gonna use this argument we might as well just disband and allow another country to come in and take over. Either you can forgive America(your mother country) and realize no country is perfect or perhaps you don't have the iron constitution it takes to be a true American
  3. The explanation the U.S. gave when supplying the Syrian rebels was that if we didn't someone else would, like Saudi Arabia. I'm sure Russia will say the same thing.If we are going to hold Russia responsible for the actions of those with their weapons, then do we do the same with those with U.S. weapons? Because there is a good chance the guys that killed ambassador Stevens was killed with weapons we supplied Libyan rebels to overthrow Gaddafi. And, it is highly likely some of these ISIS guys are using weapons we or Saudi Arabia gave to Syrian rebels, because we had no idea who they were, and some were Al Qaida. America has and will always have blood on its own hands from previous mistakes but does that mean that we just not even raise an eyebrow when this kind of stuff happens? I'm asking because we have a new generation of under 35-40 crowd that seems to feel pacifism is the wave of the future. OK, so its pinned to these rebels in the Ukraine...20-25 Americans if reports are correct were killed on this plane. Either Russia disbands these rebels or we do it. I can't believe they were controlling the crime scene when an ABC reporter who was first on the scene yesterday was not allowed past a certain point at the crash site. Who is in control there now?
  4. The rebels obtained the SAMs either by literally taking them from the Ukrainian military or by being given them by the Russian military. Are you saying that the weapon that took down the airplane was Ukrainian?
  5. Just scrolling over the video clips from the morning talk circuit and I cannot believe what I am hearing. I'll give you an example. On MSNBC this morning or Morning Joe, some guy who can barely form sentences is trying to come up with a plausible explanation about how the folks who committed this atrocity were mistaken in thinking the plane was another cargo plane...I'm saying to myself WHO GIVES A #### if it was a mistake or not, my question is what the hell are these fighters doing with such sophisticated weapons in the first place? And if they are being supplied by Russia, what then? I understand we can't start a war with Russia but how is this acceptable on any level? It's so aggravating to see a large chunk of the media here trying to come up with some explanation to justify the actions of these murderers and I cannot understand why. Obama and the administration is not going to launch a war against Russia but that doesn't mean the media should not be placing the blame squarely on Putin and putting as much pressure as they can on journalists around the world to report the truth here. Did I read that some journalists in Russia are resigning?
  6. And yet he was a spokesman for Weight Watchers or whatever about a year ago. Simultaneously pimpin Applebee's, guy is a complete cartoon character.
  7. Your avatar Goodell seems like he's on a similar path There's a reason he is the face of this name.
  8. His ego over the years far outgrew his place in sports. Berman thinks he is a legend like Cosell, he simply is not.
  9. We got to this point a lot quicker than I originally thought
  10. thanks for the information bro I said it way upthread but I'll say it again. Giving up anything you value for Hernandez is a mistake. If you even think you might use a player in a lineup, don't trade him. I'm seeing Fleener plus a pick, etc., given for Hernandez and I think that's madness. Those of you giving up decent value for him really don't get it, but in time you will: Hernandez is worth just about zero. The obstruction charge is just the tip of the iceberg. He is NOT getting off lightly on this. He is a criminal, going away for awhile, and he is most likely done in the NFL -- permanently. You aren't being a shark buying low, you are giving players away for nothing. Stop making stupid trades to obtain him!!!!! I think this sums it up best. It just seems to get worse by the minute and now police are finding secret safes in the house, it might take a few weeks/months for it all to be revealed but by the time that happens his stock will be a total zero. I have never seen a player go form that high to that low in such a quick manner other than injury of course. I do feel bad for Hernandez owners, I never new this kid was a knucklehead until pretty recently, maybe that was naivety on my part but I don't see how most owners could have seen this coming a mile away, no way and it's just unfortunate luck/bad luck for owners.
  11. Brady is certainly not 1st on my list of must have QBs but if he did drop a couple rounds that would make him a lot more appealing. Imagine Hernandez and Gronk both out week 1. The pats should seriously think about bringing Lloyd back into the cuts. They need something at WR or TE to stop the bleeding. That said I believe the RBs will be showcased and Brady will just throw short passes there plus Amendola and they still continue to move the sticks. Imagine because of all this Brady does have a down year, the next conversation by the media will be whether Brady should hang 'em up. It's coming, you watch.
  12. Plax opened fire on himself, Vick was handled and left for 2 years, Stallworth never left the scene, guy was jay walking across a highway you would have to see in order to understand. Stallworth owned up to it. Hernandez has murder charges looming and was seen leaving the bar with the man who would later be murdered, not good my friend, not good.
  13. And just for the record, it sucks to be an Aaron Hernandez owner right now. I would not want to trade places with owners who have him right now. I think sometimes owners take it personally when their players have goofy #### happen off the field. You didn't do anything wrong, it's just bad luck however it is not everyday a top5 player at their position ends up in this type of BS. I feel for the owners and understand why they could be pretty bitter at this moment. And others who seem to have an axe to grind with the Pats, this is not the best time to put that on display. A young man who was a superstar in the making has possibly taken that gist and flushed it all away over something I sure we will find out was pretty dumb all the way around form start to finish. It's not worth getting into heated battles in here over some nonsense that we don't even know all the details about. I do not begrudge those that are saying his career may be n jeopardy, that's not a stretch at this point. Is Jake Ballard a guy you suddenly have an interest in? Tebow not there a week and already we have a possible murder. I realize the two have nothing to do with each other but somehow I find that interesting.
  14. We might have seen the last of Hernandez in an NFL uniform so I probably wouldn't offer much if anything for him. 2013 certainly is going to be a no go once I am done ruling on this. If Ben could miss a month, Hernandez can sit out a season.
  15. I'm not sure I follow you here? Are you implying Stafford and Calvin are going to be a detriment to Bush? I'm all over Bush primarily because of those 2 guys. I more mean Stafford loves to pass the ball so much. I guess the lack of running opportunities will be made up for by catching the ball. either way, I definitely want Bush as my RB2.I think if I had to slap money down, I'd say Charles and Bush will be battling for the most receptions in football by a RB next year. Sproles too, of course.Agreed and if what you are saying is true, Bush is looking at top 5-10 numbers assuming he can stay healthy. Even 14 games might nudge him into the top 10. I hope they continue to use LeShoure for the short yardage. bush will still rack up 8 TD in this offense, break off a couple of long ones along the way.
  16. Adam Jones had a beer bottle smashed into his face outside of a night club in Cincinnati and had to defend himself. This is the first incident for Jones in a very long time. We will look into the matter but no suspensions are expected at this time.
  17. That's a fair post. It would seem you also feel Reid was a debacle his last 2 years. And with that said and what you wrote, I think Vick is smart to press this action now. He can land on another team and still be in line to start by the time the season rolls on. In this thread it would seem some folks feel he needs to file his retirement papers now. I'm not sure why you're bringing Andy Reid into this. It's really simple, who was at the controls during the 18 month debacle of summer 2011 thru the 2012 season? It seems most of the posters in here point to that 2 year stint and hold Vick accountable for all of it and forget all the other years Vick has logged in the NFL. I am of the mind set that Reid had no business coaching the team last year, his press conferences and interactions with the media seem like a man who was not connected to what was actually happening. I also think Vick had just about the worst OL at times and he has missed a lot of time the last 2 seasons as well. The OL is a lot better this year IMO, maybe the Eagles are not going to win a lot of games, I'm not super high on Kelly after he said no and then eventually agreed to coach. But I think Vick is better than Foles and better than several other starting QBs in the NFL, I would not say that about Foles. Vick has proven he can win in the NFL, he's proven he can do some sick damage in the right system, he was the 1st QB to win a road playoff game in Green Bay, and he is 32/33 years old. Qbs are playing until they are in their late 30s these days. Vick can play another 3-4 years in this league, he is still the fastest QB in the NFL. More teams are turning towards a read option, pistol, Vick is suited for those types of offenses. It just seems like Philly supporters want him gone and I'm not sure the team will be better with Foles. I can start to understand why Vick is wanting them to make a decision because if he sin't gonna be in Philly then he needs to find a new home quickly. It's not that Philly supporters want him gone per se. The issue here is that at 33 years old and being in a rebuilding period. Even if everything goes 100% according to plan the team is at least 2-3 years away from competing for the Super Bowl. So if you keep Vick around he'll be 35 by then? The point is he's never been the best passer, he was good because of the things he could make happen with his legs. As an actually pocket QB he has been mediocre at best aside from 2010. Kelly is smart and he's looking toward the future. They will probably end this second around 6-10 or 7-9. If they give Foles a shot and he's awful the first half of the season they have the option of testing out Barkely as well. If both of them look like Blaine Gabbert they'll be setup with a prime draft pick next year when a few decent prospects at the position are coming out and could set themselves up with a franchise QB. TY for expanding, I'm not even gonna rebuttal, nothing wrong with what you are saying. I can understand the want to move forward or to the next phase, lose 12 or 13 games if you must to get the right QB in next year's draft, I get it. Maybe Vick understands that as well and wants them to make a decision now.
  18. That's a fair post. It would seem you also feel Reid was a debacle his last 2 years. And with that said and what you wrote, I think Vick is smart to press this action now. He can land on another team and still be in line to start by the time the season rolls on. In this thread it would seem some folks feel he needs to file his retirement papers now. I'm not sure why you're bringing Andy Reid into this. It's really simple, who was at the controls during the 18 month debacle of summer 2011 thru the 2012 season? It seems most of the posters in here point to that 2 year stint and hold Vick accountable for all of it and forget all the other years Vick has logged in the NFL. I am of the mind set that Reid had no business coaching the team last year, his press conferences and interactions with the media seem like a man who was not connected to what was actually happening. I also think Vick had just about the worst OL at times and he has missed a lot of time the last 2 seasons as well. The OL is a lot better this year IMO, maybe the Eagles are not going to win a lot of games, I'm not super high on Kelly after he said no and then eventually agreed to coach. But I think Vick is better than Foles and better than several other starting QBs in the NFL, I would not say that about Foles. Vick has proven he can win in the NFL, he's proven he can do some sick damage in the right system, he was the 1st QB to win a road playoff game in Green Bay, and he is 32/33 years old. Qbs are playing until they are in their late 30s these days. Vick can play another 3-4 years in this league, he is still the fastest QB in the NFL. More teams are turning towards a read option, pistol, Vick is suited for those types of offenses. It just seems like Philly supporters want him gone and I'm not sure the team will be better with Foles. I can start to understand why Vick is wanting them to make a decision because if he sin't gonna be in Philly then he needs to find a new home quickly.
  19. That's a fair post. It would seem you also feel Reid was a debacle his last 2 years. And with that said and what you wrote, I think Vick is smart to press this action now. He can land on another team and still be in line to start by the time the season rolls on. In this thread it would seem some folks feel he needs to file his retirement papers now.
  20. I don't want a tug o'war with the Foles supporters who I don't believe really think Foles is a future perennial top 15-20 QB for the Eagles. In fact I think as usual it is more Vick hate as it always is. It's just easier when the stats go your way. Same folks were screaming murder when Vick was torching the NFL in 2010. Vick is going to force the Eagles to either start him or release him. I think if they do cut him which they don't want to do because it leaves them extremely vulnerable and only a Foles ankle twist away form a completely not ready for prime time Matt Barkley. If they release Vick I expect him to be signed rather quickly, he is the fastest player at his position in the NFL. I could even see a team that doesn't have any questions about their starting QB picking Vick up just as insurance or for gadget plays. I would say Vick is better than the QBs on at least 5 NFL teams, maybe closer to 10. And that's why it is hard to take folks seriously or objective when they toss names out like Gabbert in the same sentence as Vick. I don't have a dog in this fight, but to compare Vick to Gabbert is silly. Edit to add: Put Vick on the Jags and you might have a borderline playoff team. Want to compare Vick and Gabbert then?
  21. Sorry I just do not agree, there's a 'small chance' in my opinion that Vick wins the job in camp. If he does it's going to be by the tiniest of margins. But anyone who has watched tape on Vick from these past two seasons can see how bad he folds under pressure. He's a step above Romo and Gabbert at best in that department. If he can't use his speed to get out of the pocket fast enough he makes a turnover as evidant by his 1.9 turnovers/game in 2011 and his 2.1 from 2012. So while he may look like Jesus on Ice while in OTAs and Practice I'm going out on a limb and saying Chip Kelly has watched PLENTY of Vick footage to understand he isn't the guy that will lead his team to a Super Bowl. He can sacrifice Vicks explosive upside for a smarter QB who can properly lead and run an offense. It also doesn't boast well for Vick that he is already becoming a loud mouth to the media expressing his disappointment that he hasn't been handed the job yet. He clearly doesn't even think there is a competition going on and should be the lead guy no matter what. I think he's in for a rude awakening if that's going to be his attitude throughout camp. Correct, and why would that be?
  22. Especially on a message board. You could be right that all the guys tracking completions and counting turnovers are cheating to make Vick look bad. But it seems more likely you don't like what you're reading. I guess things have been pretty normal in Philly the last 2 seasons. He lost an All Pro LT last season and Andy Reid was and still is a walking psychiatric project as his kid overdosed at camp last season and he just went on like nothing happened. I can definitely read the TD and Int, just because I said it is hard to find folks objective doesn't mean I am blindly supporting Vick. Kelly was the new coach, it took a 2nd round of talks to get him to come there to Philly, he didn't jump at the first interest of the team. Some think he ran from Oregon due to possible sanctions. I'm sure if he didn't want Vick and that $100M contract he could have told the owner we must go in a different direction. He passed on EJ Manuel and Geno Smith in the draft. Obviously the comment you made makes you feel righteous and that just furthers my original point. I am but one poster who is simply questioning why he is getting a big chunk of the 1st team touches if Foles is the guy. If that's the case then he(Foles) should be taking all the 1st team snaps. After 2010, Philly made a lot of changes to the roster and in 2011 they were talking Dream Team, what happened over the next 18 months was nothing short of a disaster and while Vick could share some of the blame I point the fingers at Andy Reid, other coaches on staff both offense and defense. I think the return of a solid OL that was in shambles last year and a new offense is going to spurn Vick on. You don't have to feel that way, most don't. Vick is like QB 20 something off the board so no one is going to stretch for him. I think folks will be surprised and I will be happy to come back in here and talk about it week 1 of the season or during camp. Did Foles do anything to make folks feel he was the next big thing last season?
  23. Very difficult to find opinions from people who are objective. Most have a built in hatred for Vick and even when he is performing well folks still beat him down. The guy has done some marvelous things in his NFL career and when people act like unrolling Vick is the death of an offense, just silly IMO when he is one of the Godfathers of the new prototype QB for some teams with a combination of mobility and the ability to chuck it 70 yards at the same time. Think whatever you want, write him off, I doubt if he was not going to be the starter that Kelly would have kept him there or gave him all these snaps. Vick is no back up to Nick Foles.