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    The official Terry Pluto thread

    Not that much. It is still all about blocking and tackling
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    Clay Matthews HOF Semifinalist

    Since you didn’t put that in pink I am going to assume you are sincere
  3. From clevelandbrowns.com: Clay Matthews is back in a familiar position as the Pro Football Hall Fame gets closer in its process to naming the class of 2021. For the third straight year and fifth time since 2012, the former Browns linebacker is among the 25 modern-era semifinalists. The initial list of finalists went 130 deep. The group of 25 will eventually be whittled down to 15 before the Pro Football Hall of Fame selection committee chooses anywhere from four to eight to be officially enshrined in August 2021. https://www.clevelandbrowns.com/news/clay-matthews-named-a-semifinalist-for-2021-pro-football-hall-of-fame-class
  4. Heard that the Ravens/Steelers game that was set for Thanksgiving night has been postponed until Sunday. Apparently 7 Ravens players tested positive, and those players will not be able to play even on Sunday. I was looking forward to seeing that game tomorrow. I was rooting for the meatwagon.....and it appears that the meatwagon made an appearance in a big way. https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/30387413/baltimore-ravens-pittsburgh-steelers-moved-sunday-positive-tests An interesting aspect about this is that the game will be played at 1:15 Sunday, and be broadcast on NBC. Which means that NBC will have a game on at the same time as games on CBS and Fox. Not sure those networks would be too happy about that. Also, that means that there will be NO NFL game Thanksgiving Night for the first time in many years. Maybe there will be a big colleg game on.
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    Survey Black Friday

    Interesting that we have so many divergent opinions on the best college rivalry (behind OSU/Mich). So far we have: Alabama/Auburn Notre Dame/USC Texas/Oklahoma Army/Navy Any more out there: And Russ(Balpeen) ....what is up with the Florida trilogy rivalries? Have they diminished somewhat? (who is Florida's biggest rival? FSU or Georgia?....I don't think they ever play Miami, do they?
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    Survey Black Friday

    Haven't done one of these in a while. Here you go: Just give your answers or opinions: 1. Will the Browns make the playoffs? 2. Will both Chubb and Hunt carry for 100 yards each on Sunday v. Jags? Can both of them get to 1000 yards for the season? 3. Which team will win the shitty NFC East? 4. It is rivalry time in college football. What is the best college football rivalry...that is not OSU/Michigan? 5. Apparently Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr......who each were the greatest boxers going in their day, are going to fight. Is this really a thing that should happen? 6. Today is Black Friday. Did you make any purchases....get any really good deals?
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    This Week in the AFC North

    Pittsburgh logrolls Ravens 25-10. If they don't, it is a major embarassment for them. Giants Rickroll Burrowless Bengals. 22-13. And the Giants are getting better, which concerns me for our game with them later. Browns take care of business. But being shorthanded does hurt. Chubb/Hunt/Hooper/rookie TE Bryant/Landry play big roles with run and short pass game...with a few up top throws. 30-13 As for clerical help....I turn to a professional sports broadcaster. There have always been attributes about ESPN's Sarah Spain that I have admired:
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    Clay Matthews HOF Semifinalist

    See above.....it is both a personal feeling.....AND it is a fact that I felt Winfield was better at his specific job. I guess another thing is that he is another of those kunthole traitors that is from Ohio but went to Michifuck. He may as well have fought for Al-Qaeda as far as I am concerned. And have you seen him try to become a football commentator? He is horrible. Fired by ESPN. He really sucks.
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    Clay Matthews HOF Semifinalist

    Maybe he is deserving....but I just don't like the cocksucker. Fuck him and his HOF chances. Here is the thing: Both he and Antonio Winfield played at about the same time....and seeing them both play....I would take Winfield any day as a DB. Maybe Woodson was better at special teams, but if I wanted a player to cover a top receiver, it would have been Winfield..NOT Woodson.
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    All Time Browns Depth Chart

    Flugs......Clay Matthews IS one of the 25 semifinalists for HOF this coming year....so hopefully things will work out there.
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    The Gipper's Guide to America

    New National Park Units visited on my recent trip to Colorado and Utah Yucca House National Monument. Yucca House are some ruins of an ancient Pueblo Indian Village in southwest Colorado, about 15 miles south of Cortez. The thing about this unit is that the National Park Service has essentially wholly neglected this unit. I don't know if this is purposeful or not. There is no visitor center, no established paths around the ruins. The ruins are overrun by vegetation. They are really just out back of some farmer's ranch, with a sign and a gate to go through to get to them. This place is in some need of some serious archaeological attention, if they expect it to be a viable preserved unit. Right now all I saw was a place that was deteriorating in place. Hovenweep National Monument. This unit straddles the Colorado/Utah border. Unlike the above unit, this unit has been well developed...and preserved. There is a visitor center, and a hike around a canyon with many well ancient pueblo ruins that have been preserved. There are "castles" and towers, that look like preserved "medieval" structures, which, they sort of are. They have been there since sometime between the 1100-1300 period. Rainbow Bridge National Monument. Rainbow Bridge is a natural bridge, which you have been seeing in my avatar the last couple of months. I will only say that I had issues with getting access to this monument, but I put it on my count as having gotten there nevertheless. Other national Park Units I re=visited: Rocky Mountain National Park (before the fires shut it down) Florrisant Fossil Beds NM Great Sand Dunes NP Mesa Verde NP Natural Bridges NM Glen Canyon NRA Capitol Reef NP Cedar Breaks NM Bryce Canyon NP Zion NP Pipe Spring NP My personal count is now up to 370 NP units. Out of 421. (see previous post where 2 were added in September). My goal is to hit all the ones in the "lower 48". That means I have 28 to go. Again, see above re my plans to visit a number of them.
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    The Gipper's Guide to America

    Here is some food for thought as you plan your summer vacations. Some hints for your travels, all USA (incl. possessions): Best Sunset: Cape Flattery, Washington Best Sunrise: On top of Mt. Haleakala, Maui. (honorable mention: Quoddy Head, Maine) Best Beaches: St. John, US Virgin Islands Best Patriotic site: Fort McHenry, Baltimore Best Trees: California: Redwoods/Sequoias/Ancient Bristlecone pine/Joshua Trees Best Single Vista: Inspiration Point, Yosemite NP (Multiple vistas: Grand Canyon) Most Fun Town: New Orleans. (Honorable mention: Chicago) Best Small Town: Woodstock, Vermont. (honorable mentions: Chatham, Mass. Seaside Fla.) Best Consistent Architecture: Santa Fe, NM Campiest Attraction: House on the Rock, Spring Green, Wisconsin Nicest College Campus that is not Kenyon: Duke (honorable mention: Notre Dame) Nicest State Capitol building: Olympia, Washington (more for it setting than the building itself) Best Tall Building: Empire State Building Best Statue not called Liberty: Mt. Rushmore Best Scenic Town Setting: Sedona, Arizona Best City Park System: Savannah, Georgia Gawdiest Display of Wealth: Newport, Rhode Island Best Stadium: Wrigley Field Best preserved Western Town: Tombstone, Ariz. (honorable mention: Lincoln NM) Best hiking for the average person: Cuyahoga Valley National Park Best Lake: Crater Lake Best Mountain Range: The Grand Tetons Best Casino: Lakeside Inn and Casino, Stateline Nevada (Tahoe) Best Aquariam: National Aquariam, Baltimore Best Breakfast/Dinner combination: Camellia Grill and Commander's Palace, New Orleans Feel free to add your own
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    The Gipper's Guide to America

    I have learned that there are 2 new National Park Units, just formed here in late September 2020: Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial, Washington DC. Located along the National Mall, near the Air and Space Museum. Mill Springs National Battlefield. Located in southern Kentucky. West of Corbin. A Civil War Battlefield. This brings the total up to 421 total Units. I have not been to these two. I have certainly been on the National Mall, but this was not there at the time. My personal count stayed the same at 367....But it now means that there are 31 NP units....in the lower 48 that I have to go to. I plan to hit 3 of these later this month. And then another 9 in April; 1 in May. 1 in July maybe, then 5 in August, which would make 19 of the 31. Plus, I am thinking of perhaps hitting these new ones on short trips of only a couple of days. I can drive to them easily enough.
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    The Gipper's Guide to America

    Checking in on the National Parks. On my last two trips I did not hit on any new ones that I had not been to before. But on my way back from Texas in July my wife and I did stop at Hot Springs National Park. I had been there a couple of times before (even stayed a week there on an II trade) but she had not. Also, just this past week I return visited up and down the Upper Delaware National Scenic River there in the Catskills area.
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    The Gipper's Guide to America

    Now that you revived this thread, I will do some catching up with it myself from the past year: In January and February I spent a week in Sedona AZ courtesy of a Getaway into the Hyatt Pinon Pointe, plus another week in Las Vegas via AC at the Club de Soleil. While in Vegas, I was able to visit two new National Park Units that I had not been to before: Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument. This is a fairly new park unit that covers a huge swath of land that borders the north to northwest of Las Vegas. Some portions of it are "badlands" type topography which is adjacent to the Las Vegas Shooting range. And part of it takes in some of the "Big Dig" that happened there. The problem is, there is nothing to see. Except for those badlands which have no designated trails, most of the park is just scrub desert. There is no visitor center and no museum that houses the fossils like there are in other fossil oriented NP units. There is just a sign and a story board that you can read. This is one of my pet peeves about the NPS....they create a park, but do no development of it for years. This park has been in existence since 2014, and nothing of note has been done to make a visit there informative in the 5-6 years it has existed. Castle Mountains National Monument. The same situation exists regarding this NP Unit. Nothing much has been developed. This unit is surround on like 3 and a half sides by the Mojave National Preserve (also a NP unit). I am not sure why this has been made a separate unit to be honest. Out of Searchlight Nevada you go down a fairly well maintained dirt road for like 17 miles along and through the park. You see the mountains there, but not much else besides tons of Joshua Tree. Don't get me wrong, it is very scenic and worth the drive down that road. But, again...nothing there. Just a sign...and not even a story board. It does look like they are working on an old ghost town that is there, which takes a 4 wheel drive vehicle to get to. During my two weeks, I did re-visit a number of NP units that I had been to before, including: Lake Mead National Recreation Area Grand Canyon National Park Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument Wupatki National Monument Tuzigoot National Monument Mojave National Preserve Death Valley National Park Manzanar National Historic Site I need to double check but I believe that puts me at visiting 367 of the 419 NP units.
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    Mars in 3D

    Not Bullshit......but OK, while I did not defend her then....I will do so now. It is her right to ban that words use on this forum that she owns and I defend her right to make that decision.
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    Mars in 3D

    Your new avatar is completely apt for you given your cult behavior.
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    Ravens/Steelers game postponed

    Fuck me. This is getting ridiculous. It is not ridiculous to cancel the game....but it is ridiculous to just havecertain games picked and chosen to be cancelled. Notre Dame and North Carolina played today....as did other teams. Why shouldn't just the entire college football schedule be cancelled/postponed, whatever?
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    Ravens/Steelers game postponed

    What more punishment do you want to give the Ravens? Like I said....they are going to be without their starting QB, and half their starting lineup. That is the next best thing to granting a forfeit. Let's put it this way......how embarassing would it be for your Spermsuckers to get beat by RGIII and the Ravens in this game?
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    Clay Matthews HOF Semifinalist

    Manning, Calvin Johnson for certain. I personally have always felt that Charles Woodson is overrated...but he will probably make it.....unless you are talking about Darren Woodson. Faneca/Boselli seem like guys that should be in. John Lynch and Jared Allen as well. But obviously we believe in Clay.
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    Browns vs Jags on TV

    Good point. I guess it is because the Ratfuckers have had 10-12 players get it, not just one or two. Since Jackson has just tested positive, there is no way he is going to be cleared to play even by Tuesday.
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    Mars in 3D

    Prevagen may help.
  23. In doing the research for this, I am finding that the Jags and Browns have almost -0- historical connections: 1. Jaguars do lead all time series 12 wins to 5. 2. The Browns and Jags have Never shared a Head coach, a leading passer/runner/receiver/draft pick...have never met in the playoffs or anything. Of the listed top 100 players in Jags history, only one that I could tell had spent time with the Browns: Receiver Keenan McCardell. 3. One way the Jags had/have affected the Browns is that when the Jags and Panthers joined the league, they had almost immediate success, go to and winning playoff games. The NFL did NOT want that same thing to occur with the new "expansion" teams that were subsequently admitted to the league. Particularly the "Expansion" Browns. They did just about everything they could to disallow the quick success the Jags had from happening with the Browns....giving us massive disadvantages in terms of players made available, etc. 4. When the Jags joined the league, they had an original logo that featured a charging Jaguar. However, Ford Motor Co., owner of the Jaguar automobile objected to it because of its similarity to that auto co.'s logo. They threatened to sue, but a deal was brokered wherein that was avoided. Part of the deal was to make the Jaguar the official car of the Jacksonville Jaguars. But they still dropped that original logo. 5. However, Ironically......the Jaguars mascot is name Jaxon de Ville. Essentially using a name belonging to the rival Cadillac auto company. 6. TIAA Stadium....the current stupid corporate name of the Jags stadium, is actually the old Gator Bowl renovated. And that is it. Like I said.....nothing much going on between these two teams.....except a game Sunday.
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    Browns vs. Jaguars Data Points

    I have this gap in my memory that I don't understand: Charlie Hall. By the records, he played for the Browns in the 70s, and I certainly followed them closely in the 70s........but for the life of me I cannot remember him. I remember like Bob Matheson and Bob Babich and such similar players, but I cannot recall him, yet, by the numbers he seems to be one of the best MLBs we have had.
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