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  1. 4 points
    Ukranian or Yukon Jackasss? It's too bad we couldn't just keep him in here in the barb wired kennel Zombo had him in. He allowed him 1 thread that people could enter at their own risk and kept him out of other threads. I didn't really get to know who Dutch was until his reactions to Ghoolie turned him into the funniest smart asss this board has had since Lumberg... That wasn't a bad dynamic at all IMO.
  2. 2 points
    Sorry man. Haslam isn't a idiot. It is also a very different situation then 3-4 years ago. We were in draft asset accumulation mode. We aren't there today. Everybody knows we have a better team than our record shows. Had the Boob Dorsey not hired the Boob Kitchens, we might have been a playoff team last year. But....Doofus wanted a yes man and hired a guy way out of his class....and I like Freddie. Freddie isn't a head coach. Freddie is a damn good assistant coach who is going to make a very nice living for as long as he wants. He knows how to coach the positions on O, and he is a likeable guy. People will listen to him, but he isn't a manager, and at head coach, you have to be a skilled manager. Dorsey is kind of the opposite. He is a good manager, but nobody who works with him, likes him. Asshole probably best describes his management style.
  3. 2 points
    Can't do it, bud. Pointing out your dearth of ideas and hypocrisy is my job. WSS
  4. 1 point
    I’ve been a Democrat for 20 years. Here’s what I experienced at Trump’s rally in New Hampshire. Normally when I publish content online, I focus on the world of work. I hope you’ll forgive this brief departure, but I think that those of us on the left need to take a long look in the mirror and have an honest conversation about what’s going on. If you had told me 3 years ago that I would ever attend a Donald Trump rally, I would have laughed while assuring you that was never going to happen. Heck, if you had told me I would do it 3 months ago, I probably would have done the same thing. So, how did I find myself among 11,000+ Trump supporters in Manchester NH? Believe it or not, it all started with knitting. You might not think of the knitting world as a particularly political community, but you’d be wrong. Many knitters are particularly active in social justice communities and love to discuss the revolutionary role that knitters have played in our culture. As a casual knitter, I never really paid attention to this. I knit as a way to relax and escape the drama of real life, not to further engage with it, but for anyone who is active in the knitting world on Instagram, it became almost impossible to avoid it. It started about a year ago when roving gangs of online social justice warriors started going after anyone who was not lockstep in their ideology. People were bullied and mobbed by hundreds of people for such offenses as publishing an article expressing excitement about going on a trip to India, posting a video saying they were leaving IG because they were uncomfortable, and posting a poem asking for kindness. You see, I was one of those Democrats who considered anyone who voted for Trump a racist. I thought they were horrible (yes, even deplorable) and had worked very hard to eliminate their voices from my spaces by unfriending or blocking people who spoke about their support of him, however minor their comments. I watched a lot of MSNBC, was convinced that everything he had done was horrible, that he hated anyone that wasn’t a straight, white man, and that he had no redeeming qualities. But when I witnessed the amount of hate coming from the left in this small, niche knitting community, I started to question everything. I started making a proactive effort to break my echo chamber by listening to voices I thought I would disagree with. I wanted to understand their perspective, believing it would confirm that they were filled with hate for anyone that wasn’t like them. That turned out not to be the case. The more voices outside of the left I listened to, the more I realized that these were not bad people. They were not racists, nazis, or white supremacists. We had differences of opinions on social and economic issues, but a difference of opinion does not make your opponent inherently evil. And they could justify their opinions using arguments, rather than the shouting and ranting I had seen coming from my side of the aisle. I started to question everything. How many stories had I been sold that weren’t true? What if my perception of the other side is wrong? How is it possible that half of the country is really overtly racist? Is it possible that Trump Derangement Syndrome is a real thing, and had I been suffering from it for the past three years? And the biggest question of all was this: Did I hate Trump so much that I wanted to see my country fail just to spite him and everyone who voted for him? Fast forward to the New Hampshire primary and we have all the politicians running around the state making their case. I’ve seen almost every Democratic candidate in person and almost universally their message is one of doom and gloom, focusing on not only on the obvious disagreements with Donald Trump but also making sure to emphasize that the country is a horribly racist place. Now, I do believe there are very real issues when it comes to race that we as a society have yet to reckon with. I believe that everyone from every background of every gender should have equal access to opportunities and that no one is inherently more or less valuable or worthy than anyone else. And while Charlottesville was a tragedy precipitated by real racists and real nazis and real white supremacists, I started to see that those labels simply don’t apply to most people who support Trump. But with all of this, I was still reticent to even consider attending a Trump event. I do not believe that Trump’s attitude is worthy of the highest office in the land. I abhor his Twitter. I am vehemently opposed to so many of his policies. But still, I wanted to see for myself. I’m not going to lie, I was nervous, so I thought I would start my day in familiar territory at an MSNBC live show that was taking place a few blocks away from the rally. I decided to wear my red hat that looks like a Trump hat but with one small difference — it says “Make Speech Free Again” as my small protest against cancel culture. I even got a photo with MSNBC host Ari Melber while I was wearing it, just for kicks. The funny thing about that hat is that it’s completely open to interpretation. When I wear it around left-leaning people, they think I’m talking about the right. When I wear it around right-leaning folks, they think I’m talking about the left. It’s a really stark reminder of how much our own perspectives and biases play into how we view the world. In chatting with the folks at the taping, I said casually that I was thinking about going over to the Trump rally. The first reaction they had was a genuine fear for my safety. I had never seen people I didn’t know so passionately urge me to avoid all of those people. One woman told me that these people were the lowest of the low. Another man told me that he had gone to one of his rallies in the past and had been the target of harassment by large muscle-bound men. Another woman offered me her pepper spray. I assured them all that I thought I would be fine but that I would get the heck out of dodge if I got nervous. What they didn’t know is that they weren’t the only ones I had heard from that were afraid. Some of my more right-leaning friends online had expressed genuine fear at my going as well….but not because they were afraid of the attendees. They were afraid of people on the left violently attacking attendees! This was one day after a man had run his car through a republican voter registration tent in Florida and there was a genuine fear that there would be a repeat, or that Antifa would bus people up from Boston for it. Just as I had assured those on the left, I told them I thought I would be fine because we don’t really have Antifa in New Hampshire. But I’m not going to say it didn’t get to me a bit. When everyone around you is nervous for your safety, it’s hard not to question if they have a point. But it also made me more determined to see it through because it was a stark reminder that both sides view each other exactly the same way. They are both scared of the other side and what they are capable of. I couldn’t help but think that if they could just see the world through the lens of the other for a moment or two, it would be a stark revelation that they don’t know as much as they think they do. So I headed over an hour and a half before the doors were scheduled to open (which was 4 hours before Trump was set to take the stage) and the line already stretched a mile away from the entrance to the arena. As I waited, I chatted with the folks around me. And contrary to all the fears expressed, they were so nice! I was not harassed or intimidated and was never in fear of my safety even for a moment. These were average everyday people. They were veterans, school teachers, and small business owners and they had come from all over the place for the thrill of attending this rally. They were upbeat and excited. In chatting, I even let it slip that I was a democrat and the reaction was “Good for you! Welcome!” Once we got inside, the atmosphere was jubilant! It was more like attending a rock concert than a political rally. People were genuinely enjoying themselves. Some were even dancing to music being played over the loudspeakers! It was so different than any other political event I had ever attended. Even Obama in 2008 didn’t feel like this. I had attended an event with all of the Democratic contenders just two days prior in exactly the same arena and the contrast was stark. First, Trump completely filled the arena all the way up to the top. Even with every major Democratic candidate in attendance the other night, and the campaigns giving away free tickets, the Democrats did not do that. With Trump, every single person was unified around a singular goal. With the Democrats, the audience booed over candidates they didn’t like and got in literal shouting matches with each other. With Trump, there was a genuinely optimistic view of the future. With the Democrats, it was doom and gloom. With Trump, there was a genuine feeling of pride of being an American. With the Democrats, they emphasized that the country was a racist place from top to bottom. Now, Trump is always going to present the best case he can. And yes, he lies. This is provable. But the strength of this rally wasn’t about the facts and figures. It was a group of people who felt like they had someone in their corner, that would fight for them. Some people say “well obviously they’re having a great time. They’re in a cult.” I don’t think that’s true. The reality is that many people I spoke to do disagree with Trump on things. They don’t always like his attitude. They wish he wouldn’t tweet so much. People who are in cults don’t question their leaders. The people I spoke with did, but the pros in their eyes far outweighed the cons. They don’t love him because they think he’s perfect. They love him despite his flaws because they believe he has their back. As I left the rally (walking by thousands of people who were watching it on a giant monitor outside of the arena because they couldn’t get in), I knew that there was no way Trump was going to lose in November. Absolutely no way. I truly believe that it doesn’t matter who the Democrats nominate: Trump is going to trounce them. If you don’t believe me, attend one of his rallies and see for yourself. Don’t worry, they really won’t hurt you. Today, I voted in the New Hampshire Democratic Primary for Pete Buttigieg. I genuinely feel that Pete would be great for this country, and maybe he’ll have his opportunity in the future. But tomorrow, I’ll be changing my voter registration from Democrat to Independent and walking away from the party I’ve spent the last 20 years in to sit in the middle for a while. There are extremes in both parties that I am uncomfortable with, but I also fundamentally believe that most people on both sides are good, decent human beings that want the best for the country but have dramatic disagreements on how to get there. But until we start seeing each other as human beings, there will be no bridging the divide. I refuse to be a part of the divisiveness any longer. I refuse to hate people I don’t know simply because they choose to vote for someone else. If we’re going to heal the country, we have to start taking steps towards one another rather than away. I think the Democrats have an ass-kicking coming to them in November, and I think most of them will be utterly shocked when it happens because they’re existing in an echo chamber that is not reflective of the broader reality. I hope it’s a wake-up call and causes them to take a long look in the mirror and really ask themselves how they got here. Maybe then they’ll start listening. I tend to doubt it, but I can hope.
  5. 1 point
    So if we were in a draft accumulation mode last time these people were here, why hire them now? We need people that know how to win, not tear a team down and rebuild it While I agree Freddie is not a head coach, who knows if Stafaski is either? Just because people say he will be doesn’t make it so. See Huey
  6. 1 point
    Not at all. Berry knows and trusts this guy. Sorry if you don't approve. We needed a helping hand. We are probably a little behind the 8-ball on time. Right now Berry and Stefanski have to spend their time grading out current team players, Who we want to keep and who we want to replace or who we will release. Also decide who we will go after in FA. That begins March 8th, so that has to be their focus for the next 2-3 weeks. As I see it, Grigson and Depo with finish up the initial board. Not that they are setting the board. All the final scouting reports are now in. Geig and Depo will rank all the draftable players based on the scouting report grades. Any player graded undraftable are possibly UDFA candidates after the draft. They will get that sorted out...as a overall board and then the individual position group boards. The combine will determine who needs to drop in ranking and who needs to be dropped off the board. Maybe a few players bump up on their own, plus some of the guy who didn't make the initial board might get on the board. Then, all can get together for hours to discuss the players, why we want this guy or why we don't want this guy. Depo drops his info on various players, scouting directors advocate for or against a player...then the final board is set. I hope we stick to the board, especially early. I see it this way on the draft. There will be 3 QB selected before our pick at #10, so we really get to pick one of the 7 best non-QBs in the draft. At least one OT will be drafted before our pick. I know people want a tackle, but when you start looking at boards across the net, can you honestly say there are two tackles in the top 7 players? I read a good article, I will try to find and post. It graded player as super star potential, day one potential and so on down to undraftable. This was from a football guy. If we are there and pass on a player with a potential superstar grade to take a day one starter because he fills a OT need, we are making a big mistake. I don't know who gets those grades and don't know there aren't 2-3 tackles with the highest grade range. Basically it said if multiple players at different positions are inside the various grading ranges, select the player of need in that range. If you don't, don't go to the next range down to fill a need. As you get to the 2nd round on down, the players inside a grading range increases each round. You will almost always be able to draft for need.
  7. 1 point
    The team is owned by idiots. And idiots do idiotic things. All they need now is Huey and Sashi and they can go 1-31 again While Einstein might have never said this (there is a debate on that), it still holds true for this team “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results”
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  9. 1 point
    I see little evidence that you think for yourself. Dissing every Cal topic posted here as being illegitimate is not thinking for yourself. It's burying your head in the sand, a copout. I've never heard you say that this entire impeachment thing was a sham either. Either you're going with everything CNN tells you, or don't want to admit to it being a sham because you would find yourself agreeing with Cal and the rest of us right wingers.
  10. 1 point
    I don't have a problem with it. Embrace the Browns way.
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  12. 1 point
    Churches don’t have to worry anymore and the government gets out of the business of marriage.
  13. 1 point
    I’ll go a step up and say marriage is a religious function and thus religious institutions should be the only arbiter of marriages. Don’t cheer yet, Cal and OBF haha. The legally binding part should be a civil union even with straight people. If two adults of any kind want to be financially obligated to each other then carry on.
  14. 1 point
    Listen, I'd bet you and me, Nickers, could do better. Scoff all you want 😁
  15. 1 point
    The Browns Hire Asshat Grigson Back As Consultant! That's absolutely brilliant! When you don't know what to do, you consult with Grigson and do the opposite. Simple!
  16. 1 point
    Silly me, I thought I was going to have an off Evening . . . Well, for one the Judge was an O appointee. I posted the Tim Shea appointment several days ago, and the 4 Attorneys all quitting on Tuesday was one of the items in the Tracy Beanz posts. This one's wrapped in a neat little package.
  17. 1 point
    Yes he is definitely a Uke in fact my mother in law knew his parents who went to our Byzantine Ukrainian Catholic Church in Youngstown Ohio on Rayen Ave. He also went to YSU while I was there. And according to what I've read when he went to pursue his polka music career he was an a**hole there too.
  18. 1 point
    We can bring Sashi back to shine shoes and give team haircuts at a discount...
  19. 1 point
    not at all. the deep state wants power to control who runs the gov. Trump is making a bad mistake of judgement with tweets about upcoming cases - giving the corrupt left an obvious false claim of influencing Barr's team's work. That is one part of his tweets that MUST STOP. I understand tweeting in his being attacked all day, every day, dishonestly, by the left in the House, even the Senate... but somebody should have advised him to avoid the tweeting about IG criminal cases. stupid mistake on Pres Trump's part.
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  21. 1 point
    It's pretty clear that you have to fight for that. WSS
  22. 1 point
    And wouldn't we love an online list of all married guys who got bjs from cute little tramps? Start with the Patriots owner first. And how many BROWNS fans would be on the list? Reporters? Members of the clergy? Presidents? Congressman? Teaches? Policemen? .........oh and a list of all married women giving them? Get my point. It happens and it's not the end of the world.
  23. 1 point
    We need some Pink Font up in here... Westlake Cheesecake parking lot is now under high security watch .. should be a nightly nob scene out there.. Opps! Mob scene...Carry On, ya horny, un-draftable little devils 😈 and stay off that their twatter 💞
  24. 1 point
    Well in just looking at the NFL HOF: Schools with the most Hall of Famers Notre Dame (13)Southern California (12)Michigan (10)Ohio State (10)Miami - Florida (9)Alabama (8)Pittsburgh (8)Syracuse (8)Minnesota (7)Illinois (6) But when you look at the who and when:. George Allen* , Dan Dierdorf , Len Ford* , Benny Friedman , Bill Hewitt , Elroy Hirsch* , Steve Hutchinson , Ty Law , Tom Mack , Ralph Wilson, Jr. Compared to USC for example: Marcus Allen , Morris (Red) Badgro , Frank Gifford , Ronnie Lott , Bruce Matthews , Ron Mix , Anthony Muñoz , Junior Seau , O.J. Simpson* , Lynn Swann , Willie Wood , Ron Yary* Or look at the current NFL rosters by school, no Michigan is not as big a football factory like Alabama or Ohio State. https://www.ncaa.com/news/football/article/2018-09-11/colleges-most-represented-2018-nfl-rosters RANK FBS SCHOOL PLAYERS 1 Alabama 44 2 LSU 40 3 Florida 38 4 Miami 36 4 Ohio State 36.....for all 116 teams see the link 6 Florida State 33 7 Southern Cal 32 8 Clemson 29 9 Auburn 28 9 Georgia 28 11 Stanford 27 11 UCLA 27 11 Tennessee 27 14 Michigan 26 14 Notre Dame 26.....ND has dropped down there with Michigan 16 Iowa 25 17 Texas 24 17 Penn State 24 17 Texas A&M 24 20 Oklahoma 23 Or by conference: CONFERENCE PLAYERS ON NFL ROSTERS SEC 335 Big Ten 239......wow SEC +96 more than the B1G. ACC 228 Pac-12 210 Big 12 123 American 100 Mountain West 63 C-USA 63 Independent 40 MAC 39 Sun Belt 20
  25. 1 point
    In game 1 today, ok don't know some of the players. But coaches Jerry Glanville and Marc Tresman some real oldies. Marc was Kosar's QB coach at the "U". Next Bob Stoops and Dallas.
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