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  1. Has anyone else bought any of these? They are the coolest things ever! OYO figures are modeled like LEGO mini-figures. If you liked LEGO stuff growing up, you might fall in love with these. What is OYO? Here is their official site. http://store.oyosports.com/ The mini figures have been around for a few years but I had not seen them until around January of this past year. I came across one of Brett Favre and just had to have it and spent 11 dollars on it. For those that know me, I'm very honest about the fact that Brett Favre is probably my all time favorite player ever and made me truly love football when I was young so the first one for me definitely had to be the old gunslinger and no one else. The brand has expanded since then and now they have NBA figures but they appear to have just gotten started with those and only have a few players for each team. My birthday is on Sunday and I went on and spent a little money to treat myself. I found a limited edition commemorative Super Bowl XLIV figure of Drew Brees and had to buy it (cheap too for around 15 dollars). I wanted a Drew Brees figure really badly, but I have a special preference for the Saints white jerseys...I got lucky finding the one for the Super Bowl as it also had the lovely white jersey. Below is several photos I have taken. I apologize if the photos are big and stretch out. If the photos are a little shaky, that's my fault and apologies again. My arms are a little shaky after taking blood and getting some shots at the doctor this past week. The figures come in a small cardboard box that slides upward revealing the pieces of the figure. (Click the pics to zoom in on any of them) The Brees figure had a plastic part cut out where you can see the figure without sliding it open. Now we're going to slide them open to see the inner box. The Brees figure has a hard plastic tray and is neatly organized. The Favre figure came in cardboard. The Brees figure was already assembled in it's little spot. I had to put little mini Favre together, which isn't a problem. The helmets assemble and all the pieces fit together easily like old LEGO mini figures always did. There are some neat accessories in there...The Favre figure came with what appears to be Beats style headphones. The Brees figure is wearing the SB 50 hat and came with a water bottle. There is also a plate to stand them up on. They have the logo of the team and the number. The figures really do fit on that plate just like LEGO mini figures always do. I'm going to show off the attention of detail and player likeness of the Favre figure. My hands are a little shaky lately, sorry if this pic is somewhat blurry. There is also a glare from the light above. As you can see over his face, he has that famous stubble/5 o clock shadow that Favre usually had. Most of the OYO figures have a good smile like this too. From the side Now the back where you can see the name plate The back of the helmets do not have the stripe from the front, but this isn't really a big deal. You still get the sleeves properly painted and the figures look nice. The figures aren't super posable, just like lego mini figures never were, but they are possible to get into a position that looks like they're about to throw the ball. The football piece properly has two slits cut out where you can insert it over the hand pieces. Here is Favre in throwing motion As you can see here, the knees really do bend and you can place them down on the plate properly. This is a neat little attention to detail the OYO figures have that makes them unique. Next, here's the attention of detail to Brees. The little birthmark is on his face and the captain logo and SB logo on his jersey, this is neat. The name plate that came with mini Brees is numbered, as the SB versions are special edition and the box clearly says "Sequentially Numbered Limited Edition". I checked on Ebay and there is a ton of them for various SB's, most of them are quarterbacks and they run for decent prices. I only paid 15 dollars for mine. Among them, I did see a Peyton Manning one, 4 of Tom Brady, 2 of Roger Staubach, John Riggins, Aaron Rodgers, Joe Flacco, 2 of Eli Manning and several for the NY Giants (both recent SB's) and several again for Seattle, New England and Denver who had won the recent SB's. These are all commemorative with SB 50, so the recent Atlanta/New England SB figures are excluding from this lineup and come in a different style box. Last thing to show off is the helmets, these look gorgeous even though they are tiny. The logos are perfectly done on the helmets and are quite articulate. The stripe don't go all the way down to the back of the helmet, but that's not a big deal. I personally think these little figures are amazing and plan to buy more and start collecting them for fun. If you check the link to their website, they have figures for all 32 teams and even in other sports. Baseball figures seem to be a really big deal for collectors and you can get one made of yourself. For me, the "NFL Legends" are what I think I'm going to be collecting in the future rather than buying players individually from teams. The NFL Legends page has several fan favorites and Hall of Famers who were memorable and many of them come with the old throwback style jerseys and helmets (the old 80's era Giants helmet looks good on Lawrence Taylor). http://store.oyosports.com/nfl/NFL-Legends There are various on this page that I would love to own and will probably expand my collection starting with Legend players. For anyone who came across these figures and was maybe interested in them before, I hope my review here sold you on them. They're very cool! Go ahead and buy them! As for the SB ones, if you want them, they're limited edition so buy them while they're available and hold onto them.
  2. OMG SERIOUSLY??? COREY WHITE??? Why are you guys signing former Saints draft players that were massive busts for us? Last year it was Patrick Robinson, this year it was Corey White. The Saints defense has been one of the worst in NFL history, and both of these guys contributed fairly well to it becoming that. Corey White and Patrick Robinson never developed into anything...that's a fact. Let me be the first one to tell you, Corey White is BAD BAD BAD....Go pull up tape of the 2014 and 2015 Saints, and you will have your mind blown at poor tackling and the amount of blown coverage. He was probably our worst corner on the team those 2 years. Cory White would get burned routinely by any team's deep threat receiver. I feel so bad for you guys...Saints fans were tortured for years by Patrick Robinson and Corey White and now you are about to experience that pain too. Get ready to see a corner who absolutely cannot tackle to save his life and gets blown up by even the most average receivers on a deep route..Get used to being stressed out over blown coverage with him. If Patrick Robinson drove you nuts, let me tell you that Corey White is WORSE than him.
  3. I can understand the Bills trading Watkins away since he's never healthy and always injured. And they sent him to L.A. of all places where he's not going to do anything with Jared Goff throwing to him... Miami is bound to regress since last year they only won a single game against a team above .500 and it was the game they knocked Big Ben out in. The Jets are in complete tank mode and I almost hope that Broadway Sam declares another year in college just to laugh off their tank attempt. It must be GREAT right now to be a Pats fan...don't have to worry about anyone in the division. I sure wish my team had this luxury every year.
  4. Glad someone finally said it on here. Brees has rarely ever had a decent supporting cast. Outside of Colston the team did not have much until they got Jimmy Graham. Brees usually has B and C grade receivers like Lance Moore, Devery Hendersen and Brandon Coleman. I think that changes this year though cause Michael Thomas is the real deal and was the main reason they got rid of Brandin Cooks so easily. Thomas was very effective with big catches in coverage, and I'm hoping he can have another break out season with Brees. If I am getting a Saints jersey this year, it's going to be Michael Thomas.
  5. Good for him, glad to see him get out and retire after everything he's been through. He went through one of the most horrific injuries several years back when playing with Arizona and bounced back pretty good.
  6. If the negative reception tonight in L.A. is anything to go by, the Chargers should've stayed in San Diego...That stadium is going to be overrun with opposing team fans all the time. It's going to be worse than when it happened at Qualcom. This is only preseason and yet there are so many empty seats and a visible portion of Saints fans all over the place. 

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    2. Synthetic

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      The Saints defense looked GOOD last night. I was amazed. We had 30 sacks last year and in just 2 preseason games I think we have around 15 right now. 

       

      I know it's only preseason so I am not getting too excited but they looked great against the Chargers starters, and there seems to be a better emphasis on tackling fundamentals which is all I care about. I am so tired of seeing our bad tackling over the years and last night they seemed to be making concentrated efforts at tackling. 

       

      They finally won a preseason game and it came on my birthday. lmao

    3. teganslaw

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      I've seen statistics on the preseason games, and NO rookie rb, Alvin Kamara, seems like the real deal. I'd be surprised if the Saints don't find a place for him on their roster. He was quite impressive in the two preseason games. 

    4. Synthetic

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      Kamara is a star so far in preseason. The fans absolutely adore him, I think he makes the team. Lasco probably won't just for this reason. 

       

      He reminds em of Chris Ivory a bit but with more speed. 

  7. After the contract he got last year, you have nothing to worry about. He's not leaving....
  8. Sorry you lost the facemask, it's a cute figure though! I will have more pics in the following weeks. About to add Roger Staubach and a few more to my collection...There's a neat Tom Brady one that has the old throwback style uniform that I'm tempted to buy just because I'm a nerd for old throwback looks.
  9. My grandfather could give you a good answer on that.... Tyson has a lot of fans. He's become a sympathetic athlete in recent years, mostly since it is universally agreed that Don King really ruined him, but most of his fans blame his downfall on Cus D'Amato's untimely death and also cause King pushed him to get rid of his original manager tied with D'Amato who I can't think of the name of right now.
  10. My grandfather LOVED, and I mean love, love, loved boxing. He could talk about this with you for hours on end. Like how we discuss football and basketball, that's how he was with boxing. He was never really into football or a major team sport, boxing was his thing so I grew up hearing all this stuff when I was much younger. It's the one sport I seriously wish I had not missed out on in my lifetime. I was just a kid when Tyson was in his prime and I remember when he had the comeback in the 90's but Tyson was pretty much all I lived to see of the old heavy weights. My grandfather loved Marciano and especially Joe Frazier, George Foreman and Ali. I feel like I've been lucky to witness many things in sports, and I wouldn't trade any of those memories but I would've loved to witness the prime of boxing as a sport with my own eyes.
  11. I think a lot of the Raider hype is simply that they're a classic team who is lovable with a lot of rich history and they have a fan base who hasn't been able to really cheer for the team in the last 15 years. The Colts from 2009-2010 are the only team to repeat having a winning season with 8 or more nail biter close games...Usually, when a team struggles like that and has to win most their games close, they don't repeat it the next season. Oakland last year reminded me of the 2006 or 2010 Saints...We had so many games in both those years where it came down to one possession and Brees leading them down the field to win...After 2006, we crashed hard and went 7-9. It's very hard to repeat that kind of success the next season unless the team dramatically improves.
  12. That's debatable according to a lot of boxing experts...Mayweather picks and chooses his fights very carefully. He avoided Cotto and Pacquaco for a long time. Welter-weight too, it's a different category from the heavy weights that are usually in the GOAT debates. I've wondered for years that we probably won't see another heavy weight champion big time again probably due to all the health risks. People look at Ali and his health problems from Parkinson's and see all the risks, and I think it may scare them away.
  13. I'm not a gambler at all but if I was, I'm putting money down on Mayweather to win by a TKO. I don't see this going the full length...Mayweather will get the TKO. God I hate both these guys...Mayweather has always been a woman beating piece of crap and McGregor is an arrogant jerk.
  14. A Forest by The Cure...Robert Smith's guitar sound was so unique at times. All these years later looking back, there really wasn't another guitar player at the time who sounded like him.

     

     

  15. JJ Watt is due for a monster season
  16. Dak Prescott
  17. This is still the worst division in football so all teams have a chance. I wish it could be the Titans. They have done a remarkable job with their draft that the Rams handed to them to draft their huge bust at QB...But I don't trust them until they can prove me wrong. Pagano is still coaching the Colts, so I don't have any faith in them either. I expect the Colts to be somewhere around 6-10 or 8-8 at best and Pagano finally getting fired at last. The Texans probably get it again at 9-7.
  18. Matt Ryan has only won 3 playoff games in his entire career...Michael Vick still has more playoff wins as a Falcon than Ryan has, and Ryan has been there for more time by now. The idea of Atlanta ever becoming a dynasty is down right laughable. They barely went 11-5 last year where they racked up 8 of those wins against defenses that were ranked 27th or worst (they were 8-0 vs defenses worse than them). Atlanta plays in the absolute toughest division in the NFC. it's safe to say, they'll be lucky to go 8-8 this year with the revolving door of the NFC South. Green Bay was supposed to become a dynasty according to everyone after 2010 and it never happened due to the same reason the Saints failed - no defense...They have one of the best quarterbacks in the league and after they won a championship, their defense completely regressed big time and they have done nothing to patch up the holes. Dom Capers is still there after all these years, which is pretty much a joke at this point. The Raiders hype is laughable right now too. Their defense was ranked in the bottom 4 and they racked most of those wins in nail biter/shoot out games...Teams don't get lucky like that back to back. I expect Carr to dramatically regress too now that he got paid over the moon like Flacco a few years back.
  19. Russell Wilson is an average QB when you take that defense away and old Pete is already losing control of that team with the locker room wars with the defense vs Wilson. To be absolutely fair here, Seattle did not have enough offense to truly be a dynasty. If Green Bay don't completely choke away a 16-0 lead in the NFCCG, they wouldn't have even got there again.
  20. If you're interested, there is a Peyton Manning in the Colts uniform I came across on EBay. They'll most definitely be adding him to the NFL Legends lineup eventually. I'm hoping they eventually add Dan Marino to that lineup, he's one I would love to pick up. I imagine these will be collector's items in the next ten years. There are some that already run for heavy prices.
  21. Thanks Jules, they're really cool. I'm definitely planning on buying more and will post more pics of them. My eyes are set on some of the NFl Legends series...Steve Young, Reggie White (Packers version) and Troy Aikman are the three I'm most definitely going to be getting for sure. They seem to be just now starting off the NBA figures, they only have a few for each team except for Golden State and Cleveland who have a bunch. I'm hoping they do NBA Legends in the future once that series takes off, cause I'd love to have some figures of Kobe, Garnett and Wilt Chamberlain. I imagine they may do that in the future since NBA Hall of Famers still are very popular and sell a lot of merchandise after retirement.
  22. Five Thirty Eight is onto this now and wrote a pretty good article on the Jets horrible expectations. https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-jets-are-bad-but-are-they-0-16-bad/
  23. http://deadspin.com/the-jets-offense-has-a-chance-to-be-historically-awful-1797645725 This team has a real shot of being terrible. It looks like they're tanking to try and get a #1 overall pick this year.
  24. The Saints medical staff has had several blunders. The biggest one though was not properly diagnosing Nick Fairley with a heart condition which is probably going to end his career. We had no idea about it and then gave him a big contract just to find out at the worst time.
  25. So can Stephen Morris! Wow, I completely did not realize it at first. You have a player that shares the name with Stephen Morris, the drummer for Joy Division and New Order. My favorite 80's Post Punk drummer and I didn't notice until now.

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