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  1. Edge still out-gained him in yardage both of those seasons, so him being the best ever is subjective. IMO, the Rams success in the Greatest Show On Turf had more to do with Kurt Warner than anything else. Faulk still would've been effective without Warner, but in the SB, Warner won that game where Faulk was shut down entirely (and was shut down again in the 2001 SB) Faulk is somewhat difficult to like in the media. Saints fans have never liked him cause the way he acted like a sore loser when the Rams went out in the first round of the 2000 playoffs.
  2. I see your point there. The Colts were a joke in Indy before Dickerson, known solely as the team that John Elway refused to play for. I didn't know that about Faulk in 1995. Steve DeBerg played half of a season starting QB with a pin holding his finger together and was still throwing passes. Strange of Faulk to sit out, the Colts probably would've made the SB in that year. They were on a hell of a run late in the season. Harbaugh was in the MVP conversation with Favre and Emmitt Smith that year with his TD/INT ratio and the streak he was having of wins.
  3. Best running back the Colts ever had. James went back to back as the NFL's rushing leader in 1999 and 2000, even edging out Marshall Faulk both times, including in Faulk's MVP season in 2000. (if you want to pick him over Faulk, there's a good reason why). James was averaging around 4.4-4.6 yards in his prime years. Sad that he was gone by the time they won the SB, it would've been nice to see him get a ring on his finger. I'd take him over both Eric Dickerson and Marshall Faulk; both of whom had the best years of their careers with the Rams.
  4. David of many Bowie clones from the 70's and 80's. Here he is with his band 'Japan' trying his absolute best to look like his idol.




    Doesn't he look familiar? :woah:


    Bowie from 75

    Image result for david bowie young americans


    Not going to shade Sylvian's band Japan, Quiet Life is a pretty good song...Mick Karn on bass, proving why he was one of the most sought after bass players of early New Wave. Karn would later go on to do albums with Gary Numan and Kate Bush, as well as producing his own solo records. A unique bass player who definitely made his band (Japan) sound a lot better than they truly were. R.I.P. 


  5. Commercial breaks and penalties tend to be the reason that games are slowed down.
  6. Looks like Brady wasn't the only one who had a jersey stolen. Seriously speaking, why just 8 grand to get the jersey back? That is dirt cheap for blackmail. Even for a player like Warner, autographed and used memorabilia can rake in far greater value and price than just 8 grand.
  7. BIG BALLER BRAND. Best T-Shirt Clothing Line name ever. Can't get any more 1990's-sounding than that!

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    2. Synthetic


      I fell asleep yesterday, sorry about that. Was very very tired after cleaning. I did snap some new photos of the cats recently.


      The Cavs could lose the #1 seed to Boston, that would make me happy. 

    3. Jules





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      I am in the elite 8.



  8. They traded away Jimmy Graham before that, which is why they needed a tight end at the time. The Graham trade is what truly made no sense, and neither the Saints or Seahawks benefited at all as they both greatly miss their former players.
  9. Have you seen the Saints defense the past 3 years? Worst in NFL history. Their passing defense has gotten worse each year despite already setting the bar high on being horrible in 2014. We have absolutely zero playmakers in our secondary. Our best player in the secondary was Keenan Lewis a few years ago, who couldn't stay healthy and didn't quite recover from an injury. We overpaid Jarius Byrd who turned into a major free agency bust, and Brandon Browner was the absolute worst possible thing that could've ever happened to them. Our best player in that secondary last year was Kenny Vacarro which isn't saying much. While I don't agree with going after Butler, he would be a major upgrade over anyone out there right now. These stories are quite inaccurate BTW. The Butler talk went on last week. it's been reported that the Saints would not trade their high pick, and would've only traded for him if it could've been in giving a 2nd round pick. At this point I doubt Butler becomes a Saint since he's also talking to Houston and NE wants so much for him. Urgency is definitely there. This is a win or bust situation for the Saints since Sean Payton's future with the team is on the line. Now that Fisher is out of the league, Sean Payton is the new "7-9 coach". Last year, Brees played lights out, had the absolute best season of his career since his peak in 2011, and we went 7-9. The urgency also is because of him. Brees isn't getting any younger. If they want to try and make one last run in the following years, they have to desperately get it together this coming season.
  10. And the Buffalo game too where Sherman tried to kill the field goal kicker and no call. This past year, Seattle was heavily penalized repeatedly against the Saints on the road in the Superdome. They lost that game and Sherman complained about the refs. They also had similar calls against Green Bay. When Seattle is at home, they can get away with murder.
  11. The only Broncos defensive player worth being happy for getting a ring a few years ago.
  12. And gave up a draft pick to the Saints for their most overrated receiver. The love affair with Brandin Cooks will end the minute he has a bad game against a decent corner/safety or when he demands to be paid big money since his ego is through the roof.
  13. If he leaves Seattle, he loses out on getting ignored for pass interference calls at home in their stadium.
  14. R.I.P. Chuck Berry, one of the greatest. For those that want to check some of his catalog now, "Chuck Berry Is On Top" was arguably his best album. It contained all his big hits from Johnny B. Goode to Little Queenie, Carol, Almost Grown, Maybellene, etc etc. 


    Sadly, CD copies of Chuck Berry Is On Top are relatively difficult to come across. The album has been out of print for a long time. Amazon sells CD-R versions, which I do own a recent copy. Basically, it's legal for them to press CD-R versions of out-of-print albums and sell them for inflated prices over 20 dollars. It comes with a booklet and all the art is printed on nice paper, but one look at the back of the disc clearly shows that it's a CD-R and not the real thing. 


    Chuck's best album in print, happens to be his debut record 'After School Session'. Maybellene is on this album and was later included on 'Chuck Berry Is On Top'.


    My favorite Chuck Berry song was 'Little Queenie' and this video of him dancing is a glory to see, watch how he moves his legs back and forth. 



    Who covered Chuck Berry the best??? IMO, the Rolling Stones and no one else. 'Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out!' featured two Chuck Berry covers. The one of Little Queenie was gorgeous. There are times when listening to Kieth Richards' rhythm style of playing where he can actually fool the listener into the thinking it's really Chuck Berry you're listening to. Only reason I take the Stones over any other covers is because of that. No other guitar player mastered Chuck's style better than Kieth Richards. 




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    2. Synthetic



      Chuck Berry was around forever like BB King. It really is sad to see him go. Now only Little Richard and Jerry Lee Lewis remain living from that old era, and as for the Blues, we got Otis Rush and Buddy Guy still with us (Buddy who has now been grandfathered into that role of "king of the Blues" since BB passed).


      Chuck Berry outlived BB King, that was a surprise to me. I thought he was a few years younger.


      I imagine for your father, he was the coolest thing in the world back then. Just watching videos of Chuck Berry is a great pleasure. 

    3. Synthetic


      Worth noting; Chuck Berry's 12 bar blues style of rhythm playing rocker songs is so influential. You hear it in practically everything. While he didn't invent the 12 bar blues, he certainly influenced how it's used - fast paced for a rocker. 


      The Rolling Stones used his style of 12 bar blues rockers a lot. Even Bowie's Suffragette City uses the 12 bar straight out of the playbook. 

    4. southwest1


      Thanks for starting this status update on Chuck Berry Bogie. I have a great deal of respect for the diversity of your historical musical knowledge across a variety of genres. I sincerely mean that. I'm not exaggerating either. 


      I appreciate that nugget you shared on how Berry's death affected your father too Jules. 

  15. The Falcons have a history of choking. Go look at Matt Ryan's playoff record if you don't believe me. He has only THREE playoff wins, and all of them are at home. It took that team until 2012 to finally win a playoff game with him, and thank their lucky stars that Pete Carroll called a timeout trying to ice the kicker in what was a miss, and later corrected with the next attempt. This year, they avoided Dallas and got a beat up, mediocre GB team that had no business being there. All after playing a Seattle team with no offense. Atlanta does not make the playoffs consistently every year. When they do, it's when they get a weak schedule. This year, the Falcons had among the top 3 one of the weakest schedules in the league playing the AFC West and NFC West, and yet they barely went 11-5 with that schedule. Same thing in 2012 and 2010, they played easy weak schedules, went 13-3, and in 2010 they got stomped in the ground in the first round, and then in 2012 needed Pete Carroll to screw around and give them a playoff win. Watch next year when Ryan regresses back to being a generic mediocre quarterback and the Falcons go 8-8 or worse. Carolina lost a SB being 15-1 and had far greater depth of a team and we saw what happened to them after. The Falcons made the SB on a fluke with a weak schedule, the 27th ranked defense, and that historically great offense didn't save them in the end. Their offense was good, but I'll still take 2013 Denver, 2011 New Orleans, 2007 NE, and 2001 St Louis over them.
  16. All they had to do was run the ball....That choke job is more on the offense and Kyle Shanahan than the Falcons defense. Still by the end of that game, their defense did it's job when everyone doubted them. Matt Ryan's passing stats were more important than handing the ball off to DeVonte Freeman, a running back who broke a 40 yard run on his first carry in that game. The Falcons led by 25 points, and still only called 19 run plays the entire game. They deserved to lose.
  17. No. Every good looking QB eventually is compared to Dan Marino at least once. Marino played in an era where the passing stats were not inflated yet. In today's age, passing stats are so inflated that even Blake Bortles and Ryan Tannehill can put up "Marino numbers" any given Sunday. Your average QB throwing for 300+ yards and 3 TD's is doing Marino numbers. Any QB today can be compared to Marino, where in his era it was truly impressive when he put up a 5,000 yard season with 45+ TD's in 1984, or when he would throw for crazy numbers in a single game. Luck does not play like Marino at all. Marino became the shining example of pocket passers. Luck is more mobile in the pocket to be compared to that.
  18. Oh no, your division is still the worst in football and has been since the division realignment in 2002. How many AFC South teams have reached the AFCCG besides the Colts? None. Until the wheels came off this team, they benefited from 6 easy wins against the division and 5 easy wins against bad opponents to make an 11-5 record. Since Grigson run your team in the ground, the Colts finished 3rd place in the AFC South last year. Every year, someone tries to "prove" the AFC South is some juggernaut tough competitive division, but fact remains that it never has been. It could be if Coughlin fixes things up in Jax, and if Houston finds a quarterback and if Tennessee continues to hit on their draft picks of building a team around Mariota.
  19. Atlanta isn't a consistent team. They post a winning record every few years when they have a weak schedule. See 2010 and 2012, where they went 13-3 both those years playing cupcakes, and then got throttled in the playoffs. This year, everything fell in their favor. They got a weak Seattle team in the first round, and then avoided going on the road into Dallas to face a great offense, and instead got a crappy Packers team who really had no business being there, as it showed with the final score. Even in the SB, everything went their way and they did everything to screw it all up. I doubt they'll get breaks like that again next year. Carolina went 15-1 and then 6-10 the next year, and this Falcons team don't have near the defensive depth that Carolina had.
  20. Matt Ryan is a generic talented quarterback, not much different from Stafford or Palmer. The average 'good' QB. He will be forgotten this up coming year when Atlanta goes back to being an average team. He is never going to sell close to the number of jerseys that Luck has sold, or become a household name like that. Fun fact - Falcons fans still wear Michael Vick jerseys at home games. It wasn't until this past year, did we not hear their fans complaining about the tons of #7 jerseys popping up at home games.
  21. Pair him with a better coach, give him a nice running back and he would be a lot better than he has been. To Luck's defense, he hasn't gotten much help out of the team or management. An RB would definitely help him out, and not asking him to throw it 50 times per game. I like the moves the Colts have made so far with Ballard in charge, and I am hoping the fans on here don't grow impatient and want overnight success. It's going to take longer than one night to undo the damage Grigson caused.
  22. No where in that quote did he mention the Colts or slam them. It's usual optimistic talk of any player going to a new team. But since he plays for the Patriots, I'm sure it's really all a slam on the Colts and one has to read between the lines to see the conspiracy at hand. Name it and claim it.
  23. The Browns are already hinting at cutting Brock. It was never about making him the starter, they got a draft pick out of it. They're looking at 22 total draft picks in the next two years. Cleveland for a change, is doing a decent job managing the draft. Let's hope they make good picks and finally make something happen.
  24. That's a huge IF....We dealt with Cooks last year. I hope you don't have to deal with the same problems since the Pats gave up draft picks for him. I'm hoping this works out for both teams, as I can see Cooks being extremely useful to the Pats as long as he keeps his attitude in check and he remains in the slot position. He will be a decent receiver in the slot position and that's about it. The Saints tried everything with him in the past three years, and the slot was the only thing he excelled in. He was quite possibly, the worst punt returner we ever had, which is saying a lot for how bad our special teams have been since we lost Darren Sproles. Much is made of his jaw dropping stats, but stats do not always tell the entire story. Lance Moore and Robert Meachem put up decent stats every year in our system, and no one really knows those names outside of Saints fans. Last year, we had a rookie (Michael Thomas) break 1,000+ receiving yards and with 9 touchdowns, so Cooks stats don't tell everything. Drew Brees can push great production out of receivers. The Saints came out OK, regardless what many negative comments are saying. Cooks and his agent are convinced he is the next Julio Jones. Had we not traded him, we would've ended up having to pay him a massive contract after 2017 and it simply is not worth it for a diva wide receiver who complains when he don't get enough passes thrown to him. Cooks was productive at times, but not nearly as much as he was hyped up to be. Last year, he was completely out-played by rookie Michael Thomas, and Thomas is who I expect to become the Saints #1 receiver since he was phenomenal last year.
  25. And 3 months later, no more Cooks. This article was true back in December, we are truly better off without him. 





    Here’s the thing about Cooks: He’s pretty good at playing receiver, but he has failed in almost every additional role the Saints envisioned for him when they traded up to select him during the 2014 draft. Cooks is the worst punt returner the Saints have had under Sean Payton, which is saying a lot for a punt returner under Sean Payton. He brings nothing to special teams, unlike a Reggie Bush or Darren Sproles. He’s terrible in the open field — when was the last time you saw him beat a tackler in space? — so he doesn’t threaten defenses in the way Bush or Sproles could, or current wunderkind Michael Thomas does. He never produces more than the defense, or his team, gives him.

    Cooks has two skills: He catches the ball well, and he runs very fast. Cooks rolled up 84 receptions and 1138 yards last year, and should be close to those numbers again when 2016 finally ends. Watching Cooks get behind a defense and outrun the world is a joy. When he does that, half a dozen or so times a year, it’s great. When he doesn’t, he catches five or six or seven routine passes and forces defenses to account for his speed. He’s fine, but he prioritizes his numbers over his role.


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    2. Jules


      I want two guy friends like that to stand next to me looking JUST like that. lmao 

    3. Synthetic


      Pretty sure Bowie is wearing Klaus' tin piece outfit that was used in this video 




    4. Jules


      Thats so awesome. lmao 

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