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  1. Signing the docs at 3pm today to refinance into a 20-year @ 4.375%. No points. $1800 in closing costs.
  2. You want to say he's not an "elite" athlete, then maybe. But to say he "isn't that great" just has little merit. Great is a relative term. Is he a great athlete compared to the average 23 year old guy? Sure.Is he Vince Young or Mike Vick? Not even close. Tebow might succeed as a pro QB, but it won't have much to do with his wheels. People really overrated the "slash" aspect when they talk about QB prospects who had some success running the ball in college. That stuff generally just doesn't work against the insane speed/strength of pro defenses. You do realize there's more to being an athlete than running fast, right? If you want to say he's not an elite runner or isn't that great of a runner in terms of speed, you won't get much argument there. But to say he's not a great ATHLETE is simply false, IMO. The guy is a tremendous athlete, not just compared to average 23 year old guys, but compared to other athletes in the NFL. Looking at just his speed and ignoring his tremendous power, strength, and agility is disingenuous.Almost every player on the field in the NFL is a great athlete. David Gettis was a three time 400m champion in California. Fendi Obobun and Jimmy Graham were 4 star basketball recruits. Toby Gerhart played center field for the Stanford baseball team. Guys like this are commonplace in the NFL. If you think Tebow's athletic ability somehow distinguishes him from the rest of the freaks in the NFL, you are mistaken. He brings nothing dynamic to the table as an athlete compared to the players he'll face on Sundays. As I said earlier, his workout numbers are reminiscent of a slow, undersized TE. There's a reason slow, undersized TEs don't take handoffs out of the backfield. I'm not "ignoring his tremendous power, strength, and agility" as much as I'm recognizing that the DBs/LBs/DEs in the NFL trump him in every single one of those categories. For comparative purposes, what's the difference in speed between Tebow and Steve Young? Young ended his career with 4000+ yards and 40+ rushing TD's. Young also had 6 seasons of 300+ rushing yards.
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  4. The guy is 5'11", but he runs with the center of gravity of a 5'9" player.
  5. According to Football Outsiders, this metric has a .45 correlation with yards, carries, and DPAR. The average 1st round draft pick has a score of 112. The average NFL RB has a score of 100. Chris Johnson is 120.67, highest in this draft class. Chris Johnson's score is in the top 10 in the last decade. I can't seem to locate the link that has the names that are ahead of him (anybody???), but they are very impressive. Mark me down in the column that thinks speed related to body weight/BMI is more important than just BMI by itself. From a BMI and speed perspective, I would think both McFadden (BMI = 27.7) and C Johnson (27.5) are in the same territory as Robert Smith (27.2). Smith retired in 2000 at age 28. In his final four seasons, he amassed nearly 5k yards on nearly 1k carries.C Johnson is arguably the fast RB to every play the position. McFadden is not too far behind. Either is Reggie Bush. I guess time will tell if Smith's accomplishments can replicated in today's NFL.
  6. According to Football Outsiders, this metric has a .45 correlation with yards, carries, and DPAR. The average 1st round draft pick has a score of 112. The average NFL RB has a score of 100. Chris Johnson is 120.67, highest in this draft class. Chris Johnson's score is in the top 10 in the last decade. I can't seem to locate the link that has the names that are ahead of him (anybody???), but they are very impressive. Mark me down in the column that thinks speed related to body weight/BMI is more important than just BMI by itself. Good find.You cannot get enough stats in FF!
  7. This will obviously be a big help to high-cost housing areas suffering right now, such as California, but it only exacerbates the affordability problems for the long term (I'm assuming that the increase won't be temporary). More government intervention ultimately makes everything worse. Redman, you may be calling your broker next week to redo your refi package again. Good find. This is flying under most people's radar, but could save once-upon-a-time Jumbo owners another 50bps.
  8. he he......I called Dodds a weiner.

  9. I mean......weiner DOGS....not DODS.

  10. I rated you a 5 just becuase you like weiner dods.

  11. I'm not sure if this link has been posted, but here are CNN Money's predicted growth rates for select US markets for '06. link: http://money.cnn.com/2006/02/02/real_estat..._2006/index.htm
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