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  1. mjp28


    The 1968-69 SB III combo of Namath/Snell/Sauer-Maynard were pretty good but they had a nice combination of players......and beat the mighty Colts. Not exactly triplets but memorable. Pos Player Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr) Offensive Starters QB Joe Namath*+ 25 3 14 187 for 380, 3,147 yards, 15 td, 17 int, & 5 rushes for 11 yards and 2 td New York Jets / 1st / 1st pick / 1965, St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 12th pick / 1965 HB Emerson Boozer* 25 2 143 rushes for 441 yards, 5 td, & 12 catches for 101 yards and 0 td New York Jets / 6th / 46th pick / 1966, Pittsburgh Steelers / 7th / 98th pick / 1966 FB Matt Snell 27 4 14 179 rushes for 747 yards, 6 td, & 16 catches for 105 yards and 1 td New York Jets / 1st / 3rd pick / 1964, New York Giants / 4th / 49th pick / 1964 FL Don Maynard* 33 10 57 catches for 1,297 yards, 10 td New York Giants / 9th / 109th pick / 1957 SE George Sauer*+ 25 3 66 catches for 1,141 yards, 3 td, & 2 rushes for 21 yards and 0 td
  2. ■ 2019 INDIANS SPRING TRAINING SCHEDULES ■ Pitchers and catchers report February 12, 2019 https://www.mlb.com/indians/schedule/2019-02/list More detailed TV/Radio schedules to follow when available.
  3. The 2019 WAY TOO EARLY NCAA RANKINGS - yes OHIO STATE #5 (Feb. 2019) 1. CLEMSON 2. ALABAMA 3. OKLAHOMA 4. GEORGIA (sound familiar?) For the rest see http://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/25972286/updated-way-too-early-top-25-college-football-rankings 5. Ohio State Buckeyes 2018 record: 13-1, 8-1 Big Ten First 2019 Way-Too-Early rank: 4 Returning starters: five offense, 10 defense, one special teams Key losses: QB Dwayne Haskins Jr., DT Dre'Mont Jones, DE Nick Bosa, WR Parris Campbell, WR Terry McLaurin, RB Mike Weber, OT Isaiah Prince, G Malcolm Pridgeon, C Michael Jordan Outlook: You probably heard shouts of "O-H!" around the Buckeye State on Friday afternoon, as the NCAA approved quarterback Justin Fields' waiver application, granting him immediate eligibility for the 2019 season. While more waivers are being granted and every quarterback transfer is significant, Ohio State really needed to get the green light on Fields, especially after Tate Martell transferred to Miami. The Buckeyes now replace the most prolific single-season passer in team history (Haskins) with their highest-rated quarterback recruit since Terrelle Pryor in 2008. Fields will lead an offense that returns running back J.K. Dobbins, wideouts K.J. Hill, Austin Mack and Binjimen Victor, and others. The Fields news ended a week when Ohio State finalized a recruiting class that slipped to No. 17 in ESPN's national rankings. The size of the class (17 players) undoubtedly led to Ohio State's lowest rating in quite some time, and the Buckeyes still landed an excellent centerpiece in five-star defensive end Zach Harrison. Spring practice will be about integrating Fields and bolstering a defense under new leadership with co-coordinators Greg Mattison and Jeff Hafley. -- Adam Rittenberg 6. Notre Dame Fighting Irish 2018 record: 12-1 First 2019 Way-Too-Early rank: 5 Returning starters: seven offense, six defense, zero special teams Key losses: DT Jerry Tillery, LB Te'von Coney, LB Drue Tranquill, RB Dexter Williams, G Alex Bars, C Sam Mustipher, TE Alize Mack, CB Julian Love, WR Miles Boykin Outlook: The Irish brought in the nation's No. 14 recruiting class, highlighted by several excellent prospects along the line of scrimmage. For Notre Dame to replicate last year's success, its offensive line must take a step forward this spring. If it does, the Irish have enough to be a more consistently dynamic unit. Quarterback Ian Book is going through an entire offseason as the starter and has talented pass-catching options in wideouts Chase Claypool and Chris Finke and tight end Cole Kmet, a likely breakout player this fall. Center Trevor Ruhland is a key player to watch this spring, as he's expected to step in for standout Sam Mustipher. Notre Dame's offense likely will need to carry more of the burden this fall as the Irish lose elite players at all three levels of the defense. Kelly's staff returns almost intact, as Notre Dame lost only one assistant (running backs coach Autry Denson). The Irish fully believe they can get back to the playoff but will need a strong offseason to build depth in key areas. -- A.R. 9. Michigan Wolverines 2018 record: 10-3, 8-1 Big Ten First 2019 Way-Too-Early rank: 11 Returning starters: eight offense, five defense, two special teams Key losses: LB Devin Bush, DE Rashan Gary, DE Chase Winovich, FS Tyree Kinnel, RB Karan Higdon, OT Juwann Bushell-Beatty, WR Grant Perry, TE Zach Gentry, CB David Long Outlook: The sting of Michigan's poor finish to the 2018 season lessened a bit after the team added a new offensive playcaller and finalized the Big Ten's top-rated recruiting class. Josh Gattis left Alabama to become Michigan's offensive coordinator and could give the downfield passing attack a much-needed jolt. Gattis has coached wide receivers at Alabama, Penn State, Vanderbilt and Western Michigan. His arrival could signal bigger contributions from a talented receiving corps that includes Nico Collins, Donovan Peoples-Jones and Tarik Black if he can stay healthy. The Wolverines also promoted analyst Ben McDaniels to quarterbacks coach as Pep Hamilton departed for the XFL. Michigan ranked 79th in pass offense in 2018. The Wolverines also signed the nation's No. 8 recruiting class, highlighted by five-star safety Daxton Hill and defensive line prospects Mazi Smith, Christopher Hinton, Michael Morris Jr. and David Ojabo. Coordinator Don Brown has a lot of star power to replace on defense, and the position competitions in the front seven will be particularly notable when spring practice begins. -- A.R. 16. Penn State Nittany Lions 2018 record: 9-4, 6-3 Big Ten First 2019 Way-Too-Early rank: 17 Returning starters: six offense, six defense, two special teams Key losses: QB Trace McSorley, WR DeAndre Thompkins, LB Koa Farmer, CB Amani Oruwariye, S Nick Scott, RB Miles Sanders, G Connor McGovern, OT Ryan Bates, DE Shareef Miller Outlook: There has been a lot of roster intrigue since Penn State's Citrus Bowl loss to Kentucky. Five PSU underclassmen entered the NFL draft, while 11 others (mostly graduated players) have entered the transfer portal. On the positive side, Penn State signed a small (18 players) but decorated recruiting class (No. 13 nationally) that includes two ESPN 300 running backs in Noah Cain and Devyn Ford. Penn State will be a young team in 2019 but arguably a more talented one after the past few recruiting classes. Quarterback will be the biggest spring storyline, as Tommy Stevens finally gets his chance to be the starter, but he must beat Sean Clifford. "I've got so much confidence in Tommy," coach James Franklin said. "It's going to be a tremendous spring." The Lions are still looking for up-the-middle depth on defense, but there's some star power on the unit now, with linebacker Micah Parsons, end Yetur Gross-Matos and others.
  4. What's going on now with this data arms race is mind boggling and light years ahead of 5 or 10 years ago No wonder everyone can just give away 2 to 5GB of cloud storage. And PCs and laptops can have 1T or 2T hard drives. Those ring doorbells are nice, neighbor has one, records every car that goes by our house (not a busy cul-de-sac) and sends out a ding to your cell......if you want. I have 200 GB of cloud for $2.99/mo. plus tax = $3.20/mo. expandable and have trouble coming close to filling that up.
  5. Yes spring games AND workouts are interesting to see who steps forward and who might get injured. I love college football.
  6. Google Unveils $13 Billion in New Data Center Construction for 2019 BY RICH MILLER - FEBRUARY 13, 2019 LEAVE A COMMENT An eight-rack pod of Google's liquid-cooled TPU version 3 servers for artificial intelligence workloads. (Image: Google) https://datacenterfrontier.com/google-unveils-13-billion-in-new-data-center-construction-for-2019/ Google will build new data centers in Texas, Ohio, Nevada and Nebraska as part of a major expansion of its Internet infrastructure in 2019, the company said today. Google CEO Sunday Pichai said the company will invest $13 billion in new data center campuses and offices, creating 10,000 new construction jobs. The search leader will also add data center infrastructure in Virginia, Oklahoma and South Carolina, expanding on existing cloud computing nodes. “Our new data center investments, in particular, will enhance our ability to provide the fastest and most reliable services for all our users and customers,” Pichai said in a blog post. “As part of our commitment to our 100 percent renewable energy purchasing, we’re also making significant renewable energy investments in the U.S. as we grow. Our data centers make a significant economic contribution to local communities, as do the associated $5 billion in energy investments that our energy purchasing supports.” Google is a pioneer in data center infrastructure, and has set the pace for the industry with the scale and efficiency of its global network. In recent years, Google has dramatically stepped up its capital investment in data centers, while amassing land for more facilities to support the gargantuan data storage requirements that lie ahead. Pichai didn’t offer details on the new locations. But our reporting at DCF, combined with local news media, provides some clues in each state; Ohio: Google hasn’t announced a site in Ohio, but in December a Google affiliate it purchased 440 acres of land in New Albany, a fast-growing data center hub near Columbus where Amazon Web Services and Facebook already operate data centers..........CONTINUED.......
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    NFL calendar

    MAY May 3-6 Clubs may elect to hold their one three-day post-Draft rookie minicamp from Friday through Sunday or Saturday through Monday. May 7 Deadline for prior club to send “May 7 Tender” to its unsigned Unrestricted Free Agents. If the player has not signed a player contract with a club by July 22 or the first scheduled day of the first NFL training camp, whichever is later, he may negotiate or sign a player contract from that date until the Tuesday following the 10th weekend of the regular season, at 4:00 p.m., New York time, only with his prior club. May 10-13 Clubs may elect to hold their one three-day post-Draft rookie minicamp from Friday through Sunday or Saturday through Monday. May 13 Rookie Football Development Programs begin. May 16-19 NFLPA Rookie Premiere. Invited rookies (typically, first and/or second-round selections) must be permitted by their respective clubs to attend. Such players are unavailable for offseason workouts, OTA days, and minicamps during this period. May 20-22 Spring League Meeting, Key Biscayne, Florida. JUNE June 2 For any player removed from the club’s roster or whose contract is assigned via waivers or trade on or after June 2, any unamortized signing bonus amounts for future years will be included fully in team salary at the start of the 2020 league year. June 3 Deadline for prior club to send “June 1 Tender” to its unsigned Restricted Free Agents who received a qualifying offer for a right of first refusal only in order for such player to be subject to the CBA’s “June 15 Tender” provision. June 15 Deadline for club to withdraw qualifying offer to Restricted Free Agents and still retain exclusive negotiating rights by substituting “June 15 Tender” of one-year contract at 110 percent of the player’s prior-year Paragraph 5 Salary (with all other terms of his prior-year contract carried forward unchanged). Late June Rookie Transition Program to be held at individual clubs. Attendance is mandatory for all 2019 rookies. JULY July 15 At 4:00 p.m., New York time, deadline for any club that designated a Franchise Player to sign such player to a multiyear contract or extension. After this date, the player may sign only a one- year contract with his prior club for the 2019 season, and such contract cannot be extended until after the club’s last regular season game. Mid-July Clubs are permitted to open preseason training camp for rookies and first-year players beginning seven days prior to the club’s earliest permissible mandatory reporting date for veteran players. Veteran players (defined as a player with at least one pension-credited season) other than quarterbacks or “injured players” (as defined in CBA Article 21, Section 6) may report to a club’s preseason training camp no earlier than 15 days prior to the club’s first scheduled preseason game or July 15, whichever is later. Veteran quarterbacks and injured players may be required to report to the club’s preseason training camp no earlier than five days immediately prior to the mandatory reporting date for all other veteran players, provided the club has already opened (or simultaneously opens) its official preseason training camp for all rookies and first-year players A three-day acclimation period will apply to players who are on a club’s roster up to and including the mandatory veteran reporting date. Players who rejoin the roster after that date may practice (including wearing pads) and play immediately after passing a physical. July 22* Signing period ends for Unrestricted Free Agents to whom a “May 7 Tender” was made by prior club. After this date and until 4:00 p.m., New York time, on the Tuesday following the 10th weekend of the regular season, prior club has exclusive negotiating rights. * or the first scheduled day of the first NFL training camp, whichever is later. Signing period ends for Transition Players with outstanding tenders. After this date and until 4:00 p.m., New York time, on the Tuesday following the 10th weekend of the regular season, prior club has exclusive negotiating rights. AUGUST Aug. 1 Hall of Fame Game, Canton, Ohio. Aug. 1-4 Hall of Fame Weekend, Canton, Ohio. Aug. 6 Deadline for players under contract to report to their clubs to earn an accrued season for free agency. If a drafted rookie has not signed with his club by this date, he cannot be traded to any other club in 2019, and may sign a player contract only with the drafting club until the day of the Draft in the 2020 league year. Aug. 31 Prior to 4:00 p.m., New York time, clubs must reduce rosters to a maximum of 53 players on the Active/Inactive List. Simultaneously with the cut-down to 53, clubs that have players in the categories of Active/Physically Unable to Perform or Active/Non-Football Injury or Illness must select one of the following options: place player on Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform or Reserve/Non- Football Injury or Illness, whichever is applicable; request waivers; terminate contract; trade contract; or continue to count the player on the Active List. SEPTEMBER Sept. 1 Claiming period for players placed on waivers at the final roster reduction will expire at 12:00 noon, New York time. Sept. 1 Upon receipt of the Personnel Notice at approximately 1:00 p.m., New York time, clubs may establish a practice squad of 10 players (clubs participating in the International Player Development Program may sign one additional international player to a Practice Player Contract.) No club, including the player’s prior club, will be permitted to sign a player to a practice player contract until all clubs have received simultaneous notification via the above Personnel Notice that such player’s prior NFL player contract has been terminated via the waiver system. Sept. 5 At 12:00 a.m., New York time, the Top 51 Rule expires for all NFL clubs. Sept. 5, 8-9 Regular Season Week 1.
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    Flacco is going to Denver

    It will be interesting or maybe just fun to see who ends up being the best quarterback in the AFCN in 2019 season. Sounds like a question for Dutch's '19 Browns.
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    You know what's really going to suck???

    Is Big Ben kind of in with Brady even Brees and other good oldie QBs in this era of you can't touch the QBs or even WRs so they can play on until they are 40ish? In the good ol' days they got hammered so bad it was rare if they were good at 35.
  10. One thing for sure there will be some new faces out there come gametime. Or maybe better said some obvious old faces not there including a Cy Young guy and your all time closer.
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    Antonio Brown

    JONATHAN D. SILVER Pittsburgh Post-Gazette jsilver@post-gazette.com FEB 12, 2019 10:46 AM He skipped team practices. Now erratic Steelers receiver Antonio Brown has skipped a court date. Mr. Brown, cited in November for driving his sports car over 100 mph in Ross, did not show up Tuesday morning for his summary trial before District Judge Richard Opiela, who found the football player guilty in his absence. Mr. Brown had previously paid a fine of $426.77 for speeding in a 45-mph zone on McKnight Road at 9:45 a.m. on Nov. 8 in his two-door black Porsche. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~● What's next?
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    The official Terry Pluto thread

    CHECKING THE FACTS The NFL is a pass-happy league....... .......But the stats show good teams still run the ball well. The Browns have the backs to do it. Don’t forget that. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~● Amen.
  13. True, still a need positionl -and- he was part of that unusual 2018 1st and 2nd picks by the BROWNS, how do they follow that act? And I'm still slightly ticked Mayfield did not run away with the ROY pick.
  14. Jenilee was the loveable "clumsy Cindy" and the cute girl next door but she was really a nice babe.
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    AAF question

    Oh yeah that is quite apparent, kind of working with rather than against the NFL. Look for kickoffs to eventually be gone -but- why no 1 point EPs? Should be an option.
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    AFC Champions Odds

    Not just fans I think they've caught on as media darlings and an early betting choice all over......from vegasinsider.com 2/13/2019. ODDS TO WIN 2019-20 SUPER BOWL LIV (2/2/20) Team Odds New England Patriots 6/1 Kansas City Chiefs 7/1 Los Angeles Rams 8/1 New Orleans Saints 10/1 Chicago Bears 14/1 Indianapolis Colts 16/1 Los Angeles Chargers 16/1 Minnesota Vikings 16/1 San Francisco 49ers 16/1 Green Bay Packers 20/1 Philadelphia Eagles 20/1 Cleveland Browns <--- tied with that other team at #12 22/1 Pittsburgh Steelers 22/1 Dallas Cowboys 25/1 Houston Texans 25/1 Atlanta Falcons 28/1 Baltimore Ravens <--- not too far back 33/1 Carolina Panthers 33/1 Jacksonville Jaguars 33/1 New York Giants 40/1 Seattle Seahawks 40/1 Tennessee Titans 50/1 Arizona Cardinals 66/1 Buffalo Bills 66/1 Cincinnati Bengals <--- way back with the 66/1 group 66/1 Denver Broncos 66/1 Detroit Lions 66/1 New York Jets 66/1 Oakland Raiders 66/1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 66/1 Washington Redskins 66/1 Miami Dolphins 100/1
  17. Are you a janitor? Well the floors are immaculate. So that's what a farm looks like in 2019.
  18. Is anybody else intereseted in posting HOT pictures of cheerleaders or sports related chicks or maybe Ohio or Cleveland or other babes here? Does anyone remember Jenilee Harrison who was on Three's Company and also used to be a cheerleader for the L. A. Rams, well here she is....from way back when. Cute little thing. Birthdate: June 12, 1959 Birthplace: Los Angeles California USA Height: 5' 8" Weight: 130 lbs Measurements: 35C-23-35 A high-flying Valley Girl makes it big in Hollywood. Her beauty-pageant laurels led to TV commercials and a stint with the Embraceable Ewes (now known as the L.A. Rams cheerleaders). Next came several seasons as "clumsy Cindy" on the hit sitcom Three’s Company. Next came a role in Tank, then Dallas. Now comes Jenilee Harrison, 27 (on the shoot) , currently successful, sensational, happy—and all on her own terms.
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    OL Tour

    Oh, I thought this thread was about our Ol' Tour here, how misleading......
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    AAF question

    Ah yes the Ol' Muni, you could smell the men's room from 50 yards away. I miss that old dump, great memories there like the hot dogs with stadium mustard and a beer.......sitting behind a pole. Loved it!
  21. Actually they look more like this, just like in some sci-fi movie......kind of creepy, huh.....
  22. Don't worry hoorta your information is safe and secure with us and we have top people on duty 24/7.......
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    Free Steven Avery and Brenden Dassy

    "I'm just a soul whose intentions are goodOh Lord, please don't let me be misunderstood"......
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    Pro pick'em league

    Oh yes all the world the world loves a winner......congratulations Tour.