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  1. This thread has gotten predictably ridiculous in ways that I'd rather not address. To the actual OP: Bree's has certainly been putting up great numbers in recent years, but the bottom line is that he's still 128 TDs behind Peyton (a number far greater than the vast majority of QBs could hope to reach for their entire careers), he's reaching an age where QB's typically start to decline physically, he's far more reliant on his athleticism for his success than Peyton is, and he's physically far less imposing than Peyton. In other words, while it's certainly possible for Brees to catch the record, it would likely involve Peyton retiring tomorrow and Bree's having three more great years. If Peyton has three more good years, is Bree's going to have six more great years? Assuming that he will average 40 QBs per year for the next six years (into his 40s) when he's only reached 40 twice through his prime is a bit much. The fact is that if there is a QB who seems more likely to be a candidate to continue to be successful until age 45, it's Peyton, not Brees.
  2. Skimming down without reading comments so excuse me if this is repetitive, but the problems with this question are both: a) Assuming that Sherman is anything but a smart guy in the first place. All that you have to do is listen to an interview. b) Assuming that Luck is a "super genius" in the first place. I somehow doubt that fans of other teams are as exuberant in their praise. c) Assuming that a higher GPA correlates to more intelligence. I'm prepared to respect anyone who is even admitted to Stanford as likely being smarter than the average bear, and graduating from same certainly amplifies the point - but they are still jocks. We don't know enough about either to differentiate the two, and I'm doubtful that "super genius" is really on the table for either.
  3. www.profootballmock.com Another lead story for perspective: "Marshawn Lynch Surprise Winner in Belmont Stakes" : :
  4. They might catch lightning in a bottle with Fitzpatrick - he's had his moments in the past - but long-term I don't see what the point is. So in contrast to the thread title, I'd actually say "Texans should just name Fitzgerald backup QB". Give a kid a chance. Worst case scenario you get a better draft slot while sorting through the young guys faster. Aside: As a Rutgers fan I'd love to see Savage make it - although not necessarily in the Colts division. ;) At least he didn't get drafted by the Pats as was rumored. The 47 Rutgers players they have already is more than enough to give me agita.
  5. Yup. Clearly pure bred bull-pit. Of course it could have just as easily been referring to him being attacked by the remains of a peach, a large hole in the ground, or the entire city of Pittsburgh - each far more believable and likely. I simply had to pop in to find out which one it was.
  6. In addition to what others have replied to you, I will add that development in baseball is VASTLY more important than in ANY other sport. Sure hockey has minor leagues, but just like in football, the odds are that the stars are coming from near the top. "You can't teach speed" as I often find myself saying. In baseball, the guys at the top routinely fail to get anywhere, and stars can come from out of the blue. Hitting and pitching in particular are as much art form as athletic endeavor, and it's expected that kids when drafted will be significantly lacking. Projecting who will become what is virtually impossible, and it takes YEARS of training and practice to make it to the big leagues. Competing against competition that is too advanced is destructive to skills - the large number of minor leagues reflects the large number of steps in a players development. That volume combined with the "crapshoot" nature demands a large draft. Plus the minor leagues are popular in their own right and have a longtime and comfortable place in American culture. Well not just in American culture. ;) I saw the Trois-Rivieres Aigles play two games while on a family vacation in the early 70s.
  7. I've been aware of TSN for decades (it's almost as old as ESPN), but had no idea that it was related to ESPN. I just looked it up, and your statement isn't exactly correct. ESPN bought a tiny piece of TSN a few years back. Yes, they managed to exert enough influence to get TSN to make their news show more closely resemble the US SportsCenter, but I imagine that the content is significantly different. In other words, some people here are getting a kick out of the OPs implication that American's are ignorant of "sportscenter". Lets hope that they aren't missing the actual point - that he was referring to a Canadian show that few of us have ever seen. Unless the "top 50" clip that he talked about is identical to the US clip - just with different titles - than he is 100% correct about us all being ignorant of it. On the other hand, I get very tired of the persecution complex that so many people have about the Colts. It has no basis in reality.
  8. A portion of a contract "automatically" voiding makes little sense (there has to be some criteria that in theory MIGHT be met that could activate the extra year, otherwise it would be inane) but it doesn't really matter. What you are describing sounds like pretty much every contract in the sport. Any year at the end of a contract that doesn't contain guaranteed money might well exist purely for the purposes of salary cap manipulation. Perhaps some contracts just pretend a little less. Nothing to get exited about. Any contract can get terminated, upon which the prorated bonus's get accelerated.
  9. I keep meaning to ask you - who is that in your new avatar photo?
  10. No, people remember him as a pretty good player who was a lousy GM. And I don't think that incredibly competitive people suddenly avoid challenges because they are worried about their reputation. They assume that if they work hard enough they can enhance their reputation. Does that sound like Peyton to you?
  11. NFL fan is correct - what I did is a common way of using that emoticon. If you had a problem with something you said (which I largely never do my friend) I would engage you in conversation. The point was that the post you were responding to wasn't worth the thought and effort of a reply.
  12. : : Here here. Sorry, it sounded like you supported Rome, but regardless I wasn't attacking you - it's just the mood I slip into at the thought of him. And there is an old Perry Mason episode on in the background, and seconds after I posted this a trial started regarding the death of a character named Rome.
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