Synthetic

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  1. Synthetic

    Stafford's new record contract in NFL

    Stafford gave 3 touchdowns to the SAINTS horrible defense, and not a single post in here about that? He singlehandedly turned the Saints defense into a reincarnation of the Dome Patrol.
  2. Synthetic

    Nobody goes 0-16, but....

    Would absolutely love to see the 49ers go 0-16.
  3. Synthetic

    Jimmy Garoppolo traded to the 49ers

    Steve Young had 2 as a backup, but I doubt Jimmy G is getting the monkey off his back in SF....
  4. Synthetic

    Jimmy Garoppolo traded to the 49ers

    Wow, they must think Brady is going to play until he's 45..... Tom Brady is just like Brett Favre was at 40 years old....one brutal game with some good hits away from regressing badly and then needing to retire....
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    Is Watson the real deal?

    His average puts him on pace for 58 TD's this year, but that's bound to drop eventually. Every QB who gets that insane stat half way in the year, it eventually falls down somewhat, even if it's only slightly. I say he's definitely the real deal, and Cleveland fans must be drinking themselves into next year pondering the thought they could've had Goff, Prescott, Watson or Wentz by now.
  6. Three METAL Jams you need for Halloween to scare the trick or treaters.....

     

    Remind them that the MOB RULES....


    COME TO THE SABBATH

     

     

    Finally, don't forget what THE NUMBER OF THE BEAST is....

     

     

    1. southwest1

      southwest1

      Note to the Rock N Roll HOF committee this yr: 

       

      Stop messing around & finally put Bruce & Iron Maiden where they truly belong already. Enough is enough. This isn't funny anymore. It's time. 

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    Looks like the Saints have been doing pretty good....shame i haven't been able to really enjoy it much this past month. Managing music seems to have taken up all my time now...

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    2. 2006Coltsbestever

      2006Coltsbestever

      Sorry to hear about your health issues, that is terrible. Take care of yourself as well as you can. Yeah of the Saints Defense plays well you always have shot because of Brees.

    3. southwest1

      southwest1

      Bogie, 

       

      Never be afraid to call it like you see it in either your Saints or the Colts.

       

      I really respect that about you: Your candor, your musical knowledge, your kind treatment of cats; & your knack/talent at evaluating albums, musicians, movies, & television shows you enjoy breaking down. You know your stuff & your presence on this forum is definitely an asset my friend. 

       

      Like CBE stated above, I hope you feel like yourself again soon. Your slant on things always intrigues me. Glad to see Brees & the Bayou turn their season around. 

    4. 2006Coltsbestever

      2006Coltsbestever

      Yeah Bogie has always had the guts to debate me, for that I respect him. We have had some unreal debates over the years that many may not know about because they weren't on the open threads. Most of them were on his page. Above I meant - If the Saints Defense plays well, not of lol. This keyboard has tiny keys and I do that a lot with O's and I's.

  8. Synthetic

    Miami vs. New Oreans in London

    But I thought Jay "don't care" Cutler was going to fix all their problems? Back to back weeks, zero touchdowns and now shut out by a BAD Saints defense.
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    Atlanta (-3) at Detroit (9-24-17)

    And the Failcons blew a 14 point lead!!! Congrats dirty birds. You're still epic chokers, but at least you're getting better at it. 14 points isn't as bad as 25. EDIT: Oh my god, wow....That was controversial to the extremes. Bad officiating and what looks to be rigging. Will this one top the Calvin Johnson no catch?
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    "Texans Will Beat The Pats" -Ted Bruschi

    Reverse psychology.....and it worked...ugh. Must be nice to be a Pats fan sometimes....that team can play like complete crap and look mediocre as hell and still win.
  11. Synthetic

    53 of 72 (73.6%) 523 yards, 4 TDs, one INT

    Nothing new. Drew Brees had those same stats, minus the interception last year in two games when the Saints were 0-2.
  12. My cats are better than the ones in Carolina...

  13. Synthetic

    Possible reason for NFL ratings going down...

    Here's a decent take on this, that maybe defenses have just gotten good and no one appreciates defensive showcases anymore: http://deadspin.com/nfl-games-seem-ugly-because-defenses-have-gotten-good-1818630651 Offense sells tickets, defense wins championships. Fans prefer seeing QB's put up monster numbers, but it's usually always been dominant defenses that win out. Scoring is down so far this year too as a result of two weeks of strong defensive play.
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    Possible reason for NFL ratings going down...

    Not happening everywhere. College football is never going away and is probably more popular now than it ever was....Grade Schools in southern states will blow their entire budgets on athletic programs faster than anything. High school football is still 'the thing" for a lot of local communities down here. The NFL might lose popularity, but the sport is still alive and well in places where it's heavily tied in with local communities and where a college team is people's pride and joy.
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    Possible reason for NFL ratings going down...

    I think this topic proves that no one has a clear answer and just wants to blame it on whatever they value as an opinion. This is a Colts forum, so it's almost predictable that it will get blamed on Peyton Manning's retirement. This is the only place I see where the Brady/Manning games were taken seriously...I don't think most fair weather fans cared at all, it was just another game for us. If you're going that route, throw in Ray Lewis' and several other retired player's names...The league does not revolve around 2 QB's in a little rivalry that lost it's mojo when Manning went to Denver. It's kinda like how people love to say "gee, pop music today is terrible! What happened?" There is an incredibly amount of bias to this that often shows the age of people who say it. Ages 35 and up often let nostalgia cloud their judgement. Like music for instance, it's easy to say that when you're just remembering the classics and the good stuff that stood the test of time and aged well. Every decade had horrible music, the songs that everyone forgets for good reason. I feel this is the same in sports and especially NFL. It's easy to say the old days had more dominant teams when you're only remember teams like the 49ers and Cowboys of the 90's. There was also a lot of bad teams in those same years. Same for quarterback play. No sport in American history has reigned supreme forever. Boxing used to be the biggest household sport for the longest time. The heavy weight title was considered a crowning achievement, and that sport eventually died off to irrelevancy. MLB has the steroid era, NBA it's slow decline after the 90's....The NFL is going to decline like everything else did. The true answer probably lies in CTE research and everything coming to light with concussions that we previously did not know beforehand. I think a lot of consumers and fans view the NFL as being more dishonest and more corporate and about the rich owners. Many of them see the NFL as they don't really care about their players like they do other professional sports...Roger Goodell is universally hated of all major sport commissioners and for good reason; he's a laughing stock and a phony. It also don't help that the fans have to sit there and witness Goodell and this league who clearly care far more about money than them with moving teams and re-locating them and the new stadium costs. Just look at how empty the 49ers new stadium is every game, or how the people in San Diego had their beloved team torn from them thanks to a sleazeball owner and a commissioner that couldn't just put his foot down and say no. Not every fan is going to keep watching this sport after they get royally screwed over and their beloved team ripped from their city and areas. The NFL gets what it deserves. They wanted to keep Goodell around, and wanted to bring two teams to L.A. so bad while ripping them from their fans (not counting the Raiders move to Vegas, that's going to be bad too), and add in how dishonest they've been about the concussion stuff while former players suffer. Most NFL fans are also "fair weather". When the team is doing poorly, they're not going to bother spending outrageous amounts of money to go to games and be surrounded by fans of the road team. Even a mediocre team, there is no point in wasting your money if they aren't having a winning season. But if the team starts winning and gets it together, all those fans are going to come back.
  16. The Disaster Artist looks amazing and hilarious. 

     

     

    1. Jules

      Jules

      That does look interesting.

       

      I had never heard of this film so thanks for sharing, will keep an eye out for it now.

    2. Synthetic

      Synthetic

       

      It's based on the book covering the infamous movie 'The Room'. Tommy Wiseau personally picked James Franco to play himself. I have a hardback of the book and it was really interesting. 

       

      This is what he's imitating...James Franco has the accent down perfectly. 

       

       

       

    3. southwest1

      southwest1

      Hey Bogie, 

       

      That trailer does look intriguing like Jules said. I remember James Franco & Seth Rogan from the TV series 'Freaks & Geeks." Those 2 do seem to click on screen together. Lovable losers you can't help but root for. 

       

      Thanks for bringing this flick to my attention. :thmup:

  17. NOPE! Sean Payton will resign or be rightfully fired before Marvin Lewis is finally canned.
  18. The. Same. Story. Every. Year. 

     

     

    Fire Sean Payton - he has had 5 YEARS to figure this thing out on defense...coaches change, players change, schemes change, yet here we are and nothing has really changed in play. Still looks as bad as it did 5 years ago. Officially done with this....

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    2. Synthetic

      Synthetic

       

      You pretty sum up my worst fears of it...Was your neighbor's cat a miniature, like really small? That's what I have. All miniatures. The biggest ones are about half the size of a natural cat. 

       

      It's strange though cause it was only this one cat. i have a white one who is a miniature too and she had kittens and tended to them like any other cat (but sadly they didn't live). You mention another cat adopting the kittens as their own, and that is exactly what my white one did several months ago with a kitten that managed to survive to another cat (the mother died sadly) . 

       

      This specific cat though, it's so strange and it's been giving me headaches for months. First off, it went into heat back around March when it was still somewhat cold. It had kittens, and I'll never forget it just having them and leaving them there...she didn't clean them or nothing. It was like she had them, and moved on...I have had to force that cat to tend to them. This last litter that got killed off, I was forcing her into a box to make her feed them. 

    3. teganslaw

      teganslaw

      In response to your question,my neighbor's cat wasn't real small or miniature. She was over a year old, so didn't have kittens too young. I have no idea why she abandoned them; sometimes it just happens in nature,. 

       

      How is the cat's health now? You had mentioned that her body was broken after having kittens. That's quite  a large litter for such a small cat. 

    4. Synthetic

      Synthetic

       

      Hmmm, that might be a combination of issues come to think of it. This cat is less than a year old too. I didn't think a cat could go into heat at 7 months old, but it happened. 

       

      Her body suffered damage internally. She had 5 kittens and is real little, so it tore her insides up. She had difficulties with using the bathroom, which is hard to talk about without getting graphic and I don't want to gross anyone out. She lost most of her weight too, it's barely anything left to her weight-wise. 

       

      5 kittens though out of a small cat, oh yeah, it's hard to believe cause that's such a large litter. 

       

      All my cats are miniatures. Some of them are bob-tailed. The tail will be like a nub. I had some a few years ago with absolutely no tail at all. 

  19. Vikings gonna be so disappointed to learn next week that this only happens against the Saints...

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    2. Jules

      Jules

      And you got to see this:

       

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    3. Synthetic

      Synthetic

       

      I can't see whatever that is at the bottom. I'm using Chrome, that might be why...

       

       

      Yeah, Goff is going to come back down to earth too. Your team made him look like Kurt Warner, that was as shameful as the Saints making SAM BRADFORD look like Dan Marino. 

    4. Synthetic

      Synthetic

       

      And now the Minnesota hype train begins!! lmao

       

      Here's my guarantee ahead of time...If the Vikings do make the playoffs, I promise that they will lose and either blame it all on the field goal kicker (1998 NFCCG vs Atlanta, vs Seattle a few years ago), or the refs (Drew Pearson hail mary!!!) or something stupid like 'Bountygate' (Saints NFCCG)....I hate this team and their whiny fans so much, cause nothing is ever their fault. They can never just take responsibility for losing. No, it's always someone else's fault or they make up a conspiracy like they did with Bountygate. They're the Hillary Clinton of NFL teams - they think they've automatically won in the playoffs before the game is even played, and then have a laundry list of people and things to blame when it don't go their way. 

       

      GO PACK GO...WIN THAT EASY DIVISION AND SEND THEM HOME CRYING IN PURPLE RAIN. 

       

       

       

  20. So yeah, um this custom jersey exists....

     

     

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    2. Jules

      Jules

      The only thing you have to hang your hat on ahead of time is that a Brees led team has often shown up vs. the Pats, even in a loss.

       

      But this was the Brees teams without the slow child abusing aazz.

       

       

      Holy crap, I just realized another game was on. lmao I looked up and said Wait it's Denver? lmao 

       

      Oh good another crappy L.A. team.......

    3. Synthetic

      Synthetic

       

      The only positive of today is that Coby Fleener actually looked good and caught some tightly contested passes. 

       

      When Fleener is your only positive, that's not good. lmao

       

      Rex Ryan is commentating that Denver game too...I figure he won't be that bad on there since Rex does have charisma and is likable (and hilarious, weather that's intentional or not). 

    4. Jules

      Jules

      I am just glad I got to see another awesome Saints prime time game that I make time to watch. lmao I swear whenever I see them on at night the last few years they look like trash.

       

      Your offense btw did look out of sync, maybe it is the Peterson effect and his slow child abusing aazz.

       

      AP also looked POUTY, I am getting Tomlinson vibes now. But LdT never hurt a child, he is nothing but class. He is a very classy person.

  21. Synthetic

    Week One Colts vs. Rams Prediction Thread

    I've got 16-6 Rams. Wade Philips has a trend where in the first year, his defenses are amazing and rise to a top 5 unit. The Rams do have talent defensively, so he should be able to shape them up. The Colts have so many issues at hand, and while I can't stand Goff and think he's a major bust, I don't see where the Colts defense is really going to stop him...
  22. The game is bound to eventually pass him up...it happens to every great coach. Lombardi couldn't do anything in the 70's, Tom Landry (one of my favorite coaches ever, and I mean this in no disrespect) also didn't age well once the 80's rolled over, and neither did Don Shula or Chuck Noll for that record...Bill Parcells was the man in the 80's but was never quite the same in the 90's....Even Mike Holmgren wasn't really the same coach in the 2000's after he left Green Bay. The game changes decade by decade. That's why Buddy Ryan and Mike Ditka never looked the same again once offenses adapted to the spread and wide open pass happy offenses. If that never happened, every team would be running the 46 defense today. Bill B has been an exception thus far, but it won't last forever....Eventually, the game will pass him up like it did every other genius coach in the decades before him. You are right too that we all used to sit around and laugh over the idea of NE getting #4 until it finally happened against Seattle...They went 10 whole years before winning another one. This is how I feel about things, entirely. There isn't a GOAT and never will be....The only fair way to put is to break down eras and decades and rank them in their respective era where they belong since it's much more fair to compare them to their contemporaries in the same era. Once you start comparing QB's of today's era to the 80's and 70's, it just isn't fair at all since rule changes and how the game used to be played has to be taking into consideration at all times. I hate the top lists of QB's. It never looks right cause you have guys from different eras thrown in there and their stats will look bad compared to one another since modern QB's play in such a pass happy era with rules that benefit them. It should be branched off decade by decade. A top 10 list of the best QB's of the 1970's, 1980's, 1990's and new millennium is far more fair then lumping them all together. There's also those GOOD QB's every decade who are forgotten cause they never won anything and peaked at a rare moment before collapsing, and doing a top 10 list of them by decade, gives people the chance to shine a light on these forgotten good QB's. Every decade has a QB like that. In the 70's it's Bert Jones, in the 80's you have Bernie Kosar and Boomer Esasion, in the 90's there is Jim Harbaugh and late career surge Randall Cunningham...In the last decade, it's probably Philip Rivers as the really good QB who gets forgotten.
  23. You clearly have no understanding of the dead ball era. Every QB's stats are average from back then. I showed you a great deal of information, and you still ignore it and are comparing Bradshaw to a QB who played in a pass happy era with rules that greatly benefited QB's and wide receivers. I showed you stats of other QB's to prove he wasn't the only one who looked "average". I compared Bradshaw to other QB's he played against during his era...That's much more fair than comparing him to a guy who played in a pass happy era where the rules benefited him. I'm pretty sure if you put ALL the top QB's from the 1970's into modern day with passing rules that benefit QB's, then they all would've had dramatically better stats. Not just Bradshaw, they all would've improved since the game benefits QB's now. Put Peyton Manning in Bradshaw's era and with a bad team around him like you said, and he would look no better than his dad Archie did with the Saints...Completely different era... Yeah a crap team that had Marvin Harrison and Edgerrin James - one is in the Hall of Fame, the other lead the league in rushing that year beating out Marshall Faulk. Manning had it sooooo tough throwing to a Hall of Famer and a great running back! And he still went one and done that year. How many times did Peyton go one and done at home with a stacked Colts team that went 12-4, 13-3 or 14-2? Manning is about the last QB you can use the argument of having a lack of talent around. Those Colts teams were loaded...They were almost like clones of the 90's Buffalo Bills in terms of firepower on offense. He had far more talent around him than most big name QB's during the 2000's. The opposite of Drew Brees, who didn't have a single Pro Bowl receiver in 2009. If you want to see a QB win it all with an average cast of B and C grade receivers, there you go. Manning on the other side of that SB, had a loaded team...
  24. Right, let's look at other elite QB's numbers from that same era.... Bob Griese - 192 TD/172 INT Kenny Stabler - 194 TD/222 INT Roger Staubach - 153 TD/109 INT They're average too, right?? Since Terry Bradshaw is average, I guess those guys are too....The only career SB winning QB of the whole 70's decade who had a brilliant TD/INT ratio is Staubach, and even he still threw 100+ INTs. If you are saying he was better than Bradshaw, I'd agree. But calling Bradshaw average just shows you aren't taking into consideration the era they played in. These guys didn't get pass friendly rules to help them out like QB's have had in every decade since then. You also are forgetting that there are people who think Stallworth and Swann have no business being in the Hall of Fame and them getting in was a big deal. They don't get in if Bradshaw isn't there to throw passes to them. I take it you haven't seen many Steelers games from the 70's...Yes, their defense was amazing, but the defense wasn't the entire team. They had an elite offense (at the time, in the era - go look up their stats, and you'll see them ranked in the top 5 of their SB years) that could score when needed. Watch the SB rematch vs Dallas, where their defense completely collapsed and gave up 31 points...Yeah, that defense totally carried Bradshaw. They lose to Dallas if he isn't there to throw 4 TD's to them. Same thing again with the Rams in 1979. That Rams defense was one of the best to ever lose the SB, and the Steelers don't win if Bradshaw isn't there to throw bombs to Swann in the 4th quarter to put the game away. I see you conveniently didn't quote anything I told you about the Mel Blount rule. It was entirely different era back then. You can't just throw a QB of the 70's out there and compare them to every other era since rule changes. Here's the rule changes that ended the 'dead ball' era. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1978_NFL_season Next time you watch a Raiders or Steelers game from before 1978, pay attention to how often their DB's shove receivers to the ground. Blount and Jack Tatum used to completely put receivers on the ground so no pass could go their way. This is also not taking into consideration how back then, you got an automatic intentional grounding penalty for throwing the ball out of bounds...This rule still existed in the 80's btw. The blocking rule that I bolded in the quote is major too. If you ever watch older SB's before 1978, you'll clearly see that there is a big difference in blocking before this rule change. Sometimes, the offensive line and defensive line just run into each other. These rule changes were major and opened up offenses. 1978 was the first year we had "inflated" stats for QB's. Archie Manning magically had the best year of his career after this rule change. Every QB benefited from it. Soon after it, the Air Coryell offense took off in San Diego and Dan Fouts put up record breaking numbers, and then in 1984, Marino broke the record books again. If you're going to call Bradshaw "average", then you better also say it about Griese, Stabler, Staubach and other QB's of that era before the rule change. None of their stats are pretty...If you want to cherry pick his bad stats, you can do that with all of them. There isn't a QB in that era before 1978 who really has amazing jaw dropping stats like QB's since then where the passing rule changes favor them.
  25. I did look at Terry Bradshaw's stats, they're actually pretty good for the era he played in. They were good enough to win an MVP, lead the league in touchdowns at one time, and rack up SB MVP's. You are forgetting that Bradshaw played in what is called the "dead ball era". Every QB before 1977 had a 20-25% INT rate. Look at all the stats, and the only two QB's who consistently didn't rack up INT numbers, were Roger Staubach and Bert Jones, and even they had rough years where their TD/INT ratios aren't that impressive. Look up the Mel Blount rule. Prior to 1977, corners and safeties could bump and knock down receivers after 5 yards from the line of scrimmage. All QB's back then had inflated INT numbers. Even Manning and Brady would've been tossing them everywhere.