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About ChicopeeJohn

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  1. Elliot Wolfe

    Agreed, Larry. However, Jr must be tickled pink the 'home team' passed on him. At least they didn't completely blow that draft though. Although not a playmaker / game changer as is a dominating LB, at least Alex Mack proved to be a pretty good NFL player. Jack Lambert always held a grudge about not being drafted by the 'home team'. No sure if Roth. thought the same way, but he is another HOF player (Matthews is not, at least at this point), the 'home team' passed on. However, this doesn't mean the Browns should draft a kid simply because he went to OSU, for example. The above examples are HOF and/or PB players.
  2. Pettine interviewing to be Packers DC

    If he doesn't appreciate his opportunity to coach an NFL team - in Cleveland or anywhere else - he'd have to be a fool. I don't believe he is a fool. Bittersweet, maybe.
  3. Support Hue For One More Year?

    Do you support the Browns, or not? Supporting Hue, basically, is a non-issue. He will probably keep his job if the team wins a certain number of games next year. He will probably - and, IMHO, should get fired - given a sluggish start next year. It is incredible that he is still employed, if you ask me. What does supporting Jackson - or not - have to do with the price of tea in China?
  4. Oprah for President 2020

    Please explain.............................................. Backlash against the 'Hollywood Elite' was clearly in play a couple of Novembers ago. What demographic watched that Award Show last night, any way? That is a real question, not a rhetorical one. I could give a rat's butt about Tony Awards, Globe Awards, Oscar Awards, etc. One big country club patting each other on the back. Deja Vu all over again.
  5. Alex smith

    Well, Dorsey certainly knows Smith and he knows the Chiefs' organization. There has been noise the second half of the season about starting the young QB- Patrick Mahomes. If the organization believes Mahomes is their future QB, I believe they'd give up Smith for a 3rd Rounder. Why keep him around - on the bench - to maintain / create a(nother) QB controversy. Smith = Gary Danielson. Kosar = the QB drafted in the first round this year - either at #1 or #6. The new QB plays Aaron Rodgers to Brett Favre / Garropollo to Brady. - except the new guy stays and plays in a year or two. Smith - even if he is still a top-flight player in a couple of years, certainly cannot sustain like Brady.
  6. Oprah for President 2020

    It is sometimes said that the definition of ignorance, is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different outcome. If the 'Dem-Heads' refuse to confront reality RE: the last election, they will make the same mistake again. Be it Whinfrey, Warren, etc. FWIW, Hillary is married to 'The First Black President'. I don't know if an Oprah - in this instance - could, even, equal the number of 'Black' votes Hillary got. Keep the Hollywood elite on the front burner and keep a Dem President out of the White House.
  7. Trade down this year would be a great this

    It is my knee-jerk reaction - I haven't looked at the evidence one way or the other - that GOOD teams can trade up or trade down. Good teams generally have good organizations and good organizations make good decisions. Bad teams draft earlier but, somehow, stay bottom feeders, oftentimes because they 'are preyed upon' by good organizations. Multiple picks are great IF you can draft NFL-caliber players. One pick can be more than enough IF you can draft NFL caliber players. If I were the Browns, I'd stay pat. They need players all over the map and, hopefully, they can find another Clay Matthews / Ozzie Newsome type of draft. They have plenty of picks this year and next (I believe). Chits - alone - can be worthless. I know it was a different organization but the Browns passed up a goldmine in 1999 (the infamous Ditka trade) and, instead, stayed put to get one year out of Tim Couch.
  8. States Rights?

    Like Reagan used to say - the States formed the Federal Government, not the other way around. Thanks for the explicit law, Die, but we both know a State usurping the authority of the Federal Government ain't even going to happen. And I hate to use the word, "Never". Sounds like a legal Catch-22 to me.
  9. Elliot Wolfe

    Sure thing, Larry. However, LeBron would be a good local, PR, etc. move. Nothing wrong with him being a minority owner with all that he would bring to the table - maybe simply an image improvement for the organization. PS I just threw out his name. The big hope is that there is a NEW owner.
  10. Elliot Wolfe

    Who cares about an internal feud if the 'football' guys actually turn the team and organization around. It is obvious that Dorsey is, simply, a GM. He does not run the football operations as would a President, etc. However, he's worked with Highsmith and, at least, Wolfe's father, in GB. PS I'd LOVE to see the team sold. LeBron and Company????
  11. States Rights?

    I am far from - even - being an armchair Attorney, never mind a Constitutional one. I believe, though, Federal Law trumps States Laws. Gip can, certainly, answer this question with much more velocity than can I.
  12. States Rights?

    That is a very slippery slope, my friend. We have a Republic, not a Democracy. Protecting 'minority' views, persuasions, etc. if what America is all about. I like to see the Federal Drug Laws amended. I do not want to see 'Majority Rule' used as a broad brush.
  13. Sessions Pot Policy reversal is good news for America

    I have, unfortunately known of a few local kids - one of which I coached in baseball and had wonderful parents - passed away via a struggle with Heroine Can't help but believe he -and many, many others - would be alive if the drug was sold 'over the counter' and fully regulated. Of course one can argue - perhaps correctly - that this would encourage others to try it. At the same time, I will argue - it seems quite obvious, actually - that there would be many less deaths if users were to use the drug without it being laced with who-knows-what. I know the root cause needs to be addressed - it is far from Prohibition, IMHO. However, dealing in parallel with addressing the symptoms makes a lot of sense to me.
  14. Sessions Pot Policy reversal is good news for America

    Dumb and Dumb and Dumber. All raise your beer, Scotch, Wine, etc. glasses and celebrate the ongoing modern Prohibition. Keep throwing good money after bad. The War on Communism. The War on Terrorism. The War on Poverty. Did any of them work? (rhetorical question).
  15. Ray Thomas Moody Blues

    It's a shame he wasn't able to attend the HOF Ceremonies. At least he knew about it. A woman I cross paths with quite a bit while Sub. Teaching is a huge MB fan. In fact, she left Jan 2 on a short R&R cruise featuring quite a few R&R bands and featuring the MBs. I believe she returned a day or two ago. I recently saw a MB concert on PBS and noticed a woman flute player. I thought he might have already passed away. RIP