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  2. darren15

    Browns Board Draft Round Four

    Ravens add depth at corner with a tall rangy DB who just needs coaching to improve footwork Michael Ojemudia CB, IOWA
  3. TexasAg1969

    Trivia Question of the Day April 2, 2020

    John Wayne and the other two-USC
  4. Let’s not overlook the millions given to the illegal immigrants.
  5. TexasAg1969

    Trivia Question of the Day April 2, 2020

    Tommy Lee Jones-Harvard grad
  6. mjp28

    Trivia Question of the Day April 2, 2020

    And now the speculation begins John Wayne an Ohio boy I thought had a football scholarship at USC but I never remember any more on that.
  7. Tour2ma

    The Stock Market

    Futures were flat to slightly off overnite. The Initial Jobless Claim report was this morning, not tomorrow. The number was 6.6-million... twice last week's figure. The market really did not react... at least not violently. Again this seems to be due to the fact that the "whisper number" was quite a bit higher... around 9mm. Market opened flat and was drifting down until word came out that Trump had spoken to both Putin and MBS (?... the journalist murdering Saudi Prince) and brokered an oil deal. Trump called arch-conservative, CNBC anchor, Joe Cernan, to hand him the "scoop" and Joe, whose show was over for the day. Joe called into the next show with the news. Putin has since denied talking to MBS and the market is off its highs of the morning. Not enough of a rip for me to sell. Zoom Video is off about 10% so I may be late to that sale... we shall see. One other significant portfolio casualty of mine is emerging, Store Capital Corp (STOR). It's a REIT (Real Estate Investment Trust) that specializes in buying buildings/property from small businesses and then leasing the building/property back to the company. The business frees up capital; the REIT adds an income source. Well... turns out in a time when many rents are going to go un-(or under)-paid, STOR's is not a very good business...
  8. The Gipper

    Trivia Question of the Day April 2, 2020

    Check on these
  9. The Gipper

    Trivia Question of the Day April 2, 2020

    Check on all these
  10. The Gipper

    Browns Board Draft Round Three

    Must be an error.
  11. The Gipper

    Survey Monday March 30

    Could a team that did not win the title be considered the greatest of all time? Tour, has the '54 (it was '54, not '48 that won the 111 games) Indians and the 2016 Warriors as the best in those sports...but they lost the titles. I had given those some thought, but I passed just for that reason, they didn't win the title. Likewise I considered the 2007 16-0 Patriots, but they too lost. I also think there was a year where the Seattle Mariners won a huge number of games, but did not make it to the WS. For baseball, I considered: those '54 Indians plus the '95 Indians...but, again, both losing left them out. Those 1998 Yankees. A Pirates team from very early years....but I landed on the good old standby....the '27 Yankees. For Football, I considered those Pats...who lost. The 1972 Dolphins of course. The 1948 Browns...why not, they were undefeated, untied. I think in like 1989 the 49ers went 15-1 and won the SB big time. But the Bears just stick in the mind as the most dominant team I have ever seen. For basketball....I thought more about the Warriors with Durant, rather than the year they won the most games but lost to the Cavs. (maybe we should rank that Cavs team as the best ever? They beat the team that set the all time wins record). The Malone/Irving 76ers. One of the Bulls teams. Any number of Celtics teams. But I came down on the side of the '72 Lakers with Wilt/West etc. They set the record at the time.....plus, they had that 33 game win streak...by far the longest in NBA history. For hockey. I am just not as familiar with the game and its history as I am with the other 3 sports. I know that with 24 Stanley Cup wins the Montreal Canadiennes have to have had some great teams. In fact, in researching, the Tampa team from last year, 2018/19 and the Detroit RedWings from 95/96 both won 62 games for most wins in a season...but they both did not win the title. Like those 2007 Pats. The 1976/77 Montreal team cited by Bob above won the most games in a season in which they also won the title. So they clearly have to be considered. But I would still go with the Gretsky team.
  12. Hot damn The Blaze is seeking conspiracy writers Steve. Put your application in right away.😜
  13. Richiswhere

    Trivia Question of the Day April 2, 2020

    Gerald Ford = Michigan Burt Reynolds = Florida State The Rock = Miami Florida Dean Cain = Princeton Ed Oneill = Ohio
  14. mjp28

    Trivia Question of the Day April 2, 2020

    F. Ford Michigan. H. Mark Harmon UCLA O. Ed O'Neil OU then YSU, Steelers, back to YSU. R. Burt Reynolds FSU QB
  15. mjp28

    Best Browns New Uniform Ideas

    Only if they're putting them in the wrong places.
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  17. The Gipper

    2020 Prospect Round Up...

    This is a survey, no?
  18. Flugel

    Left Tackle - Flugel Faves and Hopefuls

    My rrder of upper faves has changed and it probably won't be the last time. 1. Andrew Thomas - This won't change and I'm bummed he won't last until #10 overall. Here's a video of him broken down by Voch Lombardi. 2. Jedrick Wills Jr - I had been changing frequently between Wills and Wirfs; but now Josh Jones is the guy that will tempt preference at 2. 3. Josh Jones - I always say when you visit an area that intrigues you - take a Tour Guide so you don't miss the best details. This was no different. I took Tour's Guide and found a lot to like from the 4 year starter at Left Tackle. 4. Tristan Wirfs - Is he like the band who thinks they're Better than Ezra? If not, we could be going BPA at #10 if the 1st 3 fellers and/or Becton have already been selected. For being the only OL to start as a freshman for our former OL coach Kirk Ferentz - I thought he'd offer us more hope to the Joe Thomas sized hole at LT in Cleveland. Unfortunately, he looks like a better candidate to play the RT position he played most often in college. Not saying LT is impossible with the type of strength and athleticism he displayed in Indy - it's just that all the stars and planets would have to align themselves for it to happen. Here's a video comparing Wills and Wirfs.
  19. Tour2ma

    Browns Board Draft Round Three

    Matt Peart OG???
  20. Tour2ma

    Survey Monday March 30

    1. What offseason move that the Browns have made so far do you think is or will prove to be the best move? Case Keenum... his ability to mentor and push Baker gives our wayward QB the challenge he needs. 2. What offseason move by any team not the Browns do you think is or will prove to be the best move? AZ stealing Hopkins from HOU. 3. Who do you think are the Top 5 Quarterbacks in the league....right now? 1. Mahommes (KC) 2. Jackson (BLT) 3. Wilson (SEA) 4. Brees (NO) 5. Prescott (DAL) 4. Yahoo is asking this question, so I will ask it of all of you: Who do you think the very best team in the history of each of the major sports ever was? NFL - the '85 Bears MLB - the '48 Indians...still hold the "modern era" win percentage record... 111 wins in 154 games. NBA - the 73-win, 2016 Golden State Warriors NHL - pure head over heart here, but my '74-'75 Broad St. Bullies are my choice. Peak of their powers. Won their 2nd consecutive Cup. Went on in early '76 to be the only team to beat the Big Red Soviet Machine in the Super Series. 5. With everything being closed, the fear is that a lot of businesses will go under, including restaurants. The question is: Which restaurant chain(s) that is now Defunct do you miss the most. (making this a chain...not an individual restaurant, so that everyone can relate) I don't do many chains, but I miss Godfather's Pizza. Generous toppings to say the least. Still are a couple around somewhere I hear, but the chain generally folded when Domino's and its home delivery came on the scene. I am compelled to mention one individual restaurant... Gavi's in Willoughby Hills, IIRC. Great looking restaurant in a converted power plant building. Great food from kitchen headed by Italian Chef recruited from Gavi, Italy. Osso Buco to die for with on some visits a farm-raised venison shank substituted for the traditional veal. Owned by Mary and Dave Gromelski...I shit you not. It was my favorite Italian restaurant on this side of the Atlantic. Last I knew the restaurant was closed, but a catering service was available. I told Mary once that, "I am going to go to Gavi." Yeah, right was the gist of her reply. I did. Rented a car in Genoa on a Monday and drove about an hour north to find it. Had my daughter take a pic of me under the "Gavi" sign entering town. Beautiful town overlooked by the Fortresse de Gavi high in the hills. Only one problem... essentially the entire town is closed on Mondays.
  21. The Gipper

    Browns sign DE Adrian Clayborn

    Still available in our draft...and you have the 3rd next pick coming up. We have gone through 128 picks so far, and he has not been taken.
  22. The Gipper

    Best Browns New Uniform Ideas

    Well...they are, after all, supposedly named after Joe Lewis....the Brown Bomber.....Brown because of the color of his skin. Why shouldn't they have a logo with a black face? Besides.....who says it is "blackface". It may just be a black...i.e. African American face. Can't a fictional elf be black? After all, they have black Barbies.
  23. Tour2ma

    2020 Prospect Round Up...

    Sometimes replies spark a thread thought... this is such a thread. I was looking thru the pile of sim results I've accumulated and the changes from my early, more uninformed efforts to my later ones was stark. It ended up generating a number of questions about my evolution... questions you now get to answer as well, if you are interested. You don't have to have run sim after to sim to answer them. You just need to have thought about this draft early and often. 1. Which of the prospects you like have risen the most? 2. Which has fallen the farthest? 3. Are there any prospects you "discovered" that still look like steals to you? 4. Which Prospect have you most consistently taken with a given pick? 5. What looks like the deepest Position group to you... the one where value can still be found Day 4? 6. Which looks like the highest-quality Position group to you... the one with the largest number of great talent at the top? 7. What looks to be the shallowest Position group to you... the one where you'd better grab a guy on Day 1, Day 2 at the latest, because if you haven't landed a prospect by then, then you're unlikely to find ant help this year? 8. Which group looks like the lowest quality?
  24. DieHardBrownsFan

    Bottom line on the virus

    Grim news of coronavirus infections and fatalities continued in the U.S. on Wednesday, with the number of confirmed cases rising above 200,000 and the number of deaths surpassing 5,000. The fatalities for Wednesday alone topped 1,000 -- a one-day toll more than double that usually recorded for lung cancer and influenza combined, USA Today reported. Some researchers predicted U.S. coronavirus deaths could surpass 2,000 per day by mid-April, exceeding daily deaths attributed to heart disease, the report said.
  25. Well the UK just arrested a guy for planning right wing neo-Nazi terrorism Germany broke up an extremist right wing group recently too
  26. Tour2ma

    Browns sign DE Adrian Clayborn

    Here' the deal with Kareem... well... I was starting a post about how he and his R2 grade will be competing with positions of greater need, but then I realized if there's a pure BPA pick on our board it's our #41. Looked at sim results I've saved from 4 different sites... and there's a bunch... and as I learned more about this draft class the pick that evolved the most was Pick 41. It has become my net for R1 talent that was squeezed out and to us. It's where I've taken a CB, a WR knowing those two, R# picks are coming soon So it's a different competition for Kareem and other R2 talent at 41... BPA. Of course there is always a trade down possibility... far enough where the the 1st-round spillover that's of low interest to us is taken... and adding a 4th and 5th or better in the process.
  27. Unsympathetic

    Browns Board Draft Round Four

    Buffalo needs to replace Kevin Johnson. Someone's left on the board that NFL.com is high on. Amik Robertson, CB, Louisiana Tech Msg sent to darren
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