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  1. You once told me that you liked this song. I heard it yesterday and found this live version of it. It is a great song.

     

    Btw, hope you had a Happy Father's Day with your lovely daughter.

     

     

    And how about this one?

     

     

    I love 70s music. 

    1. TheRustonRifle#7

      TheRustonRifle#7

      Awesome thank you for rembering and sharing.  We had a great Father's Day together 

      , thanks so much!

    2. southwest1

      southwest1

      Good call on the soothing sounds of the 70's NFLfan. I couldn't agree more.

       

      Happy belated Fathers Day Out There to all the dads. Here's hoping you all got something more than a tie, toolbox, grill, or set of golf clubs. Unless you actually wanted those things. LOL!

  2. Prince, a fellow Vikesfan, would have celebrated his 60th birthday today, if he were still alive. I think his halftime performance in Super Bowl XL1 was the best I have seen. And who won that Super Bowl? 

     

     

    Continue to rest in peace.

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    2. teganslaw

      teganslaw

      I didn't follow Prince much, but have to admit he gave an outstanding halftime show.  

      RIP. 

    3. coltsfansince65

      coltsfansince65

      Prince was one gifted individual. Very underrated musician. He wrote some great songs that were made famous by other artists. (Manic Monday/Bangles, Nothing Compares 2 U/ Sinead O'Connor, Stand Back/Stevie Nicks, How Come You Don't Call Me Anymore/Alicia Keys, With This Tear/Celine Dion.....etc.)

       

      One of my favorite halftime shows & an even better super bowl.

    4. southwest1

      southwest1

      Cool Prince post @NFLfan! It makes me fond of this cover by Jeff Beck & Beth Hart. I swear to God this woman can sing anything & make it her own.

       

       

      Happy belated 60 Prince! It's a shame you're no longer around anymore.

       

      Good luck to your Vikings this year! BTW, I was glad to hear that former HC Dennis Green will get inducted into the Minnesota Ring Of Honor at the stadium as well. Well deserved honor indeed. :hat:

  3. Teddy is back!

     

     

     

    After nearly 15 months since

    sustaining a near career-ending injury, Teddy Bridgewater will be activated and moved to the Vikings roster today. He won't play right away but I believe he will play this year.

     

    To commemorate Teddy's return to football, enjoy this video from B/R. Hopefully it shows here. Otherwise, watch it on YouTube. (Andrew makes an appearance in the video too.)

    1. coltsfansince65

      coltsfansince65

      Love it. Laughed out loud at the line about LA now having a team & a half.  I really hope Teddy comes back better than ever. I picked him up a couple weeks ago for my FF. I'm stashing him till he's ready to go. (my league is QB heavy & my current QBs are awful)

    2. 2006Coltsbestever

      2006Coltsbestever

      I hope Teddy bounces back and has a solid career.

  4. Hope my fellow New Yorkers are safe tonight after another senseless attack on innocent people. Thoughts and prayers are with victims and their families. Hug your loved ones today. :hug:

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    2. 2006Coltsbestever

      2006Coltsbestever

      Such a senseless act, hopefully the people that were injured recover. To the people that lost their lives, RIP and my condolences goes out to their families. Not sure how we can put a stop to the violence but this is the USA so we aren't backing down from any terrorists.  

    3. NFLfan

      NFLfan

      "...this is the USA so we aren't backing down from any terrorists."

       

      Amen! 

    4. teganslaw

      teganslaw

      A former NYC policeman said in an interview that he thinks this kind of thing is the "new normal." I tend to agree with him, as scary as it is. These kind of attacks are happening too often, and it's just become a part of our lives now. Depressing to think of it that way, but how else could we consider it? Dangerous world we live in.

  5. Hi, you seem to be knowledgeable  about all the NFL rules. Where can I find information on whether injured players (on IR, on PUP, etc) can be traded? Most say they cannot be traded. But is that accurate? Yes, many will ask "why would anyone trade for an injured player"? Lol. I would trade for an injured elite player (Watt, Luck, Julio Jones, L. Bell etc.). 

     

    I wish we had a Q/A section where these types of questions can be addressed. Since we don't, I decided to ask you in a Status Update. :) Thanks.

    1. ColtsBlueFL

      ColtsBlueFL

      I'm still cleaning upi after hurrican Irma here, so don't spend much time in research these days.  So I can't give you a link until I have time later.  but in the meantime, think of these things.  Injured players must be paid. period.  If you want to waive them, there must first be an injury settlement. IOW, they must be paid for the amount of time it would take them to be fully rehabbed.

       

      Money (especially elite players) - not only is their contracts high, so is guaranteed money.  That money is paid to the player up front at signing (unless a contractual alteration is agreed to). So the team 'Cap Hit' is spread out and manageable.  The owners 'Cash Hit' , however, is immediate and much larger.  A team cannot recoup any of that cash, and I'm pretty sure the cap hit stays with the team as dead money, since it is on their books as already paid.  Superman would be better to consult on these items. So any team would absolutely want to trade for injured elite players, but it appears there is no incentive for a team to trade that commodity away, considering the enormous resources already put into them that cannot be recouped.  So whether their is a rule about trading a n injured players rights or not, looking at some of the details of the deal seem to prevent it from ever happening.

       

      Oh, and there is a trade deadline too, I think it is Halloween this year.  Try Superman, I'll be the could explain more and better. :)

       

      Back to cleanup and helping out the neighborhood however I can.

    2. NFLfan

      NFLfan

      Thanks. Sorry to hear that. About a third of my extended family lives in South Florida, east and west. So, I have heard about the current conditions. Glad all are safe. All the best with the recovery and clean-up.

       

      The more I read, the more I am assuming that there is no rule against trading players on IR or PUP. I read an article that recommended that the Jets trade for A. Robinson, WR, Jags. I believe he is on IR. The writer also thought the Jets should trade for Teddy. Ugh. I would hate that. Giants maybe, not the dysfunctional Jets. 

       

      Take it easy, if you can.

  6. Hey buddy. Hope you're well and pumped up for football as I am.

     

    Please play me some Steely Dan. Walter Becker died. 

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    2. TheRustonRifle#7

      TheRustonRifle#7

      Hey I hope all is well with yours as well.  My internet is down....on my phone now...going to try to post some Steely Dan in memory of Walter...

    3. TheRustonRifle#7

      TheRustonRifle#7

      Still trying....ughhhh.

    4. NFLfan

      NFLfan

      No worries. 

  7. Fantasy Football Draft Day

     

    Are you all ready??? :excited:

     

    I tried a couple of mock drafts in preparation for the draft coming up in fewer than 7 hours. The one I like better:

     

    QBs: Brees, Winston (tons of offensive weapons)

    RB: L McCoy, C. McCaffrey, E. Lacy, A. Kamara

    WR: Michael Thomas (Saints), Diggs, Moncrief, Marvin Jones, Cooper Kupp 

    TE: Jordan Reed, Delanie Walker

    D/ST: Broncos, Giants

    K: Dan Bailey

     

    If my actual team could look like that, I would be mostly pleased. The only thing I don't like is that I have 3 players on one team (Saints). I could have selected a different RB like Vereen or Latavius Murray. Also, I want to draft Luck.

     

    Good Luck to all. :cheer2:

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    2. NFLfan

      NFLfan

      Coltsfansince65, what do you think of picking up JJ Nelson. He is playing against your Colts but the Cards are thin at WR. John Brown is out. Nelson may be a good pick up. 

    3. coltsfansince65

      coltsfansince65

      NFLfan,  Sorry I didn't see this any earlier. I don't think that's a terrible idea. If you didn't pull the trigger & hope you grabbed someone else who can help you.

    4. NFLfan

      NFLfan

      @coltsfansince65

      I was making the recommendation for you. I took Cooper Kupp earlier in the week. 

  8. I am so excited about tomorrow when I am going to see Journey, Fleetwood Mac and Earth Wind and Fire perform at CitiField in NY. It is a gift from my sister for my birthday earlier this month. Last summer we were going to see Peter Gabriel but she was out of town on business. So glad she could make this concert this year.

     

    It should be awesome! Thanks, Sis. 

     

     http://theclassiceast.com

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    2. coltsfansince65

      coltsfansince65

      Is that Neil Schon? Yes, he does look a little like Springsteen. Neil has been around for a while. He was actually the other guitar player with Santana at the original Woodstock in 69.

       

      Glad you enjoyed the show. Posting pics is a royal pita. I would post more pics if I didn't have to go through photobucket.

    3. NFLfan
    4. NFLfan

      NFLfan

      They are not clear because I had to re-size them to fit here. The original pics look better.

  9. The coin flip to determine the Colts' and Vikings' draft position takes place today at 12:30. Let's hope the Colts win the toss. A Colts win is also a win for the Vikes.  The Vikes' first pick will be either #46 or #48.

     

    "the loser of the coin flip will own the No. 46 pick in the second round instead of No. 48"

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    2. NFLfan
    3. coltsfansince65

      coltsfansince65

      Well, that didn't go as planned................

    4. JPPT1974

      JPPT1974

      Things usually do not go as planned.

  10. Congratulations, Colts fans. What a game by your team!  That is why you should always stick by your team.

     

    Thankfully for me this was not showing in NY.  What an embarrassing performance by my team in our stadium! 

     

    I will be rooting for you guys to make the playoffs. Texans are panicking, benching Osweiler early in today's game. You guys have a good chance to make the postseason.  Enjoy this win! 

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    2. NFLfan

      NFLfan

      @2006Coltsbestever

      Your relative must be surprised. I wonder what he is thinking. I think I told you and someone else here that I thought you guys could beat us. QBs like Luck, Stafford, and Brady (good QBs) give us trouble.

       

      I also wrote in a thread that I did not think AP would do much. He is one of the most overrated players today (not his career -- just since last year). I was not excited about getting him back.

       

      Anyway, hopefully the forum will be more positive this week. :)

    3. Synthetic

      Synthetic

       

      Too bad they didn't show up in games that mattered....No different than the Saints right now. Lose the important games, win the meaningless ones. Both of our teams are screwing us out of better draft positions. 

       

    4. southwest1

      southwest1

      I really respect that about you NFLfan. You are loyal to your franchise, hanging with them despite a challenging yr, [Denny Green & Prince passing, Bridgewater down, AP only recently reactivated, Zimmer's eye situation, Norv Turner leaving the team unexpectedly, FG kicker Blair Walsh being let go permanently in November. This too shall pass my friend.] & just your overall positive outlook on things in general. 

       

      You're a valuable asset around here & I appreciate your fondness for top tier musicians & bands close to your heart too. 

       

      I took no pleasure in Minnesota's loss because I respect that football program under Zim's leadership. Was I relieved INDY won that game? Sure, but I don't gloat because I know how talented that roster really is & that the Colts just got lucky or the football gods smiled on us that Sunday that's all. 

       

      Have a Happy New Year & an even better 2017 socially, financially, & franchise based moving forward. 

  11. I may have to book a trip to the UK next year. haha The Vikes are playing the Browns.  That should be a win. :) Hope you're well. 

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    2. NFLfan

      NFLfan

      Were many tickets available to the general public who don't are not season ticket holders? What were the ticket prices reasonable? 

       

      Happy Holidays! Hope the job is going well. :)

    3. NFLfan

      NFLfan

      I made a typo there. Lol. You get what I mean... Are there many tickets for those who are not season ticket holders? 

    4. SteelCityColt

      SteelCityColt

      Yes, you can buy single game tickets. Last time around there were still tickets for the games right up to the event itself.

  12. All the best to my beloved 16-year-old nephew Christopher as he travels today to study one semester in France with his senior high school class. 

     

    Blessed and safe travels, Chris. As Tim McGraw says, remember to remain humble and kind as you prepare for the rest of your life.

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    2. NFLfan

      NFLfan

      @coltsfansince65  Je suis d'accord, mon ami. :)

      I agree with you (he is very lucky).

       

      "Bonne Chance" tomorrow. :)  Hope the weather cooperates. It is beautiful today. Enjoy it!

    3. coltsfansince65
    4. JPPT1974

      JPPT1974

      I take it you speak French too Colts Fan since 1965!

  13. Just when everything looked so promising, Teddy goes down with a knee injury. Not too happy right now. 

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    2. coltsfansince65

      coltsfansince65

      If anybody can make it back & play again it will be Teddy B. We are all pulling for him & hope to see him back under center, healthy & competing again real soon. The league needs more Teddy Bridgewaters. To all his fans & you especially, we as more than fans of football but fans of humanity want this man back ASAP.

    3. NFLfan

      NFLfan

      @coltsfansince65 Thank you so much for that. I appreciate it.

      Enjoy the good weather while it lasts. I heard our area will have bad weather on Sunday.

      All the best to the Colts!

    4. TheRustonRifle#7

      TheRustonRifle#7

      Sorry Lady...I feel for you!

  14. Sad day in Vikings land. Former Head Coach Denny Green has passed away unexpectedly. He was the head coach at the time that I became a football fan. The teams were talented and I loved watching them. We never made it to the Promised Land but I appreciated the football nonetheless. Thanks Denny. May you rest in peace.

    1. radiogirl

      radiogirl

      Sad news....

    2. coltsfansince65

      coltsfansince65

      Just heard this & was coming here to post. Sad news indeed. I believe he was only 67 or so as well.

       

      RIP Denny Green

    3. TheRustonRifle#7

      TheRustonRifle#7

      Denny was underrated imvho......may he rip.

  15. Not a great day to be celebrating a birthday... Thoughts and prayers for all those who have lost loved ones in these senseless killings the past few days in Dallas, MN, and other places.

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    2. NFLfan

      NFLfan

      @shecolt Thank you! You sound a lot like @TheRustonRifle#7. Both of you and others here are positive thinkers. We need more of that. :hug:

    3. radiogirl

      radiogirl

      Haven't been on much at all lately.  But, I hope you had a fantastic birthday!

    4. NFLfan

      NFLfan

      @radiogirl Thank you. I wish YOU a happy and memorable birthday. Enjoy it!

  16. Wow. Prince has died. So many greats in music have died this year. Just terrible. 

     

    RIP Prince

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    2. radiogirl

      radiogirl

      I met him one time.  He came to our station before a show.  He was the most humble, kind, and sincere man.  He was a bizarre and complicated genius.  I think that's why he is probably my favorite artist of all time.  Truly a sad day when he passed.

    3. 2006Coltsbestever

      2006Coltsbestever

      @radiogirl, I know I loved rock n roll growing up but liked him, but he did rock with his guitar play. I never watch the SB halftime show but I did when he played Purple Rain during our win.

    4. radiogirl

      radiogirl

      I've met a lot of people in my life and encountered so many musicians, 2006CB, but he struck me as special.  He was so gifted musically.  A sharp wit with a pinch of sarcasm.  Honestly, I think he was one of the most brilliant artists out there.  He wrote SO MUCH music in such a wide range of formats and styles and his performances were among the best.  He will truly be missed.

  17. So happy for Villanova and the Big East. A few years after the Big East was dismantled, they are once again winners of the tournament. Congrats to Nova, the players,  the coaches and the Big East!

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    2. NFLfan

      NFLfan

      They were easy to root for. They don't have the most talented team and they seem humble. Their best players are juniors and seniors. It was a great game and Nova deserved to win. 

    3. JPPT1974

      JPPT1974

      Unbelievable!

    4. southwest1

      southwest1

      A great Cinderella ending for Villanova that's for sure. Wow! 

  18. Wow. I took a short walk and came back covered in snow. What was I thinking! Glad to be safe indoors. Be safe out there!

    1. Gramz

      Gramz

      I did that yesterday... brrr..  Staying  inside baking cookies today. :)

       

    2. DillyDilly

      DillyDilly

      Cookies?  Did someone say cookies?  All kidding aside, people stay safe!

  19. Changing my avatar for the first time. Hopefully I am not jinxing the Vikes. Hoping for a win and no more injuries.

    1. southwest1

      southwest1

      I like your new avatar NFLfan! I'm expecting big things from Mr. Bridgewater this year. Minnesota will regroup from the 49ers game & be just fine. Trust me. SW1 is sold on Zimmer & Turner.

    2. NFLfan

      NFLfan

      Thank you for the words of encouragement. That was an embarrassing display last Monday night. :( I may have to change the avatar again if they have another clunker against the Lions this Sunday.

      All the best to you and the Colts.

    3. southwest1

      southwest1

      No worries NFLfan. I like you Purple People Eaters squad a lot. INDY got embarrassed too vs Buffalo as well so I tend to view situations longterm [a marathon vs a sprint kind of thing.] The Vikings have nothing to fret over. Remember, that was the 1st time AP & Bridgewater were on the field at the same time. Keep your avatar. It's a good omen for Minnesota's future success to me. Every team has growing pains right now. Thanks 4 your kind words as well. :)

  20. Feeling blessed to have celebrated another birthday with dear friends and family. This birthday was even more meaningful and special...Happy birthday to all the other July babies here.

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    2. JlynRN

      JlynRN

      Happy Birthday !!! I hope you had a Great day :)

    3. SolomonThomasFanAccount

      SolomonThomasFanAccount

      happy birthday hope u had a great day

    4. NFLfan

      NFLfan

      Thank you, JlynRN and Andretoindy. I did have a happy and memorable birthday.

  21. Happy Father's Day to all! And an extra special one to my dad who always makes me laugh and inspires me to be a better person every day.

    1. Jules

      Jules

      Ditto, my dad and I argue at times over issues being in different generations and views but he's a cool guy deep down in the end who can be hilarious too.