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  1. ballpeen

    Schedule Release

    LOl...now we will probably have Phillips or JOK acting as his shadow. They may whiff some, but should be able to run with the guy.
  2. ballpeen

    Haslam and his "rebranding"

    It made sense to me, but hey, whatever worked, I am glad we seem to be in a position to have a good chance to win for the foreseeable future. Winning it all is a bit of a crap shoot. Being relevant isn't.
  3. ballpeen

    Haslam and his "rebranding"

    I don't care one way or the other.
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    With the Picks In, Who is Leaving the Roster?

    A couple of questions about the protected list. 1. How many are there? I think it is 2 2. Do those player still have to pass through waivers before they can be protected. I think yes. In both cases, I don't know.
  5. I wasn't needling. I get along with Nick just fine. I was just pointing out the actual numbers. I know there is a well deserved notion that Auburn is a running team. It isn't that they don't pass enough to be balanced, they just run the ball batter than most others year in and year out. Pro coaches have been going down to Auburn, Alabama for a good number of years to get a little coaching on running the ball. Gus is the best with schemes and splits..
  6. I looked this up on another board as someone said similar. I don't remember the exact numbers, but i do remember that Auburn ran 734 plays last season and ran the ball 30 more times than they passed. I don't know if by saying "catering to" means being in a run heavy offense, but the numbers show a very balanced offense. I couldn't say what happened in previous years. I have to say I was a little surprised by my findings as well.
  7. ballpeen

    Browns Sign Another DT Vet

    A solid addition headed in to camp. The guy isn't great, but he has to have something as long as he has played.
  8. ballpeen

    Draft Grades

    Maybe not, but his grading is consistent from team to team. He doesn't give out many A grades, then seems to even up with others on the low end of the spectrum. In the end, who cares about the grades? The only thing I care about is how I feel about things, and I feel fine....as the feedback buzzes through my amp.
  9. ballpeen

    Togiai, Togiai, Togiai !!!

    Impressive, but not a real indicator of how good a player might become. The top 10 bench press reps at the NFL scouting combine | Touchdown Wire (usatoday.com) Gipper and I talked about this a week or so ago. It is impressive, but at some point I don't think it adds any real functional advantage for a player.
  10. ballpeen

    2021 tailgating

    With the excitement brewing, you guys planning to go to a game or two this year? I quit drinking last August. With no games last year, going to games and tailgating is really my last hurdle to test my resolve to being a sober individual. I am ready to pass that test. It will be interesting to see if I still feel you are cool, fun guys to be around if I am not in some sort of drunken state. Just kidding.
  11. ballpeen

    NFL Draft Round 4 and Beyond

    Probably to many. Take Nixon or Stills, and hopefully trade out for a pick next year. I would also say trade up, but we are already at the top of the round so there really isn't anywhere to go. I was hoping we could have moved back in to the 3rd round. At some point you are just drafting players to cut other players .
  12. ballpeen

    Chicken and waffles

    Could be....but it could be the other way. I don't think Chicken and waffles was something really served except outside the house in the South in the beginning.. I think it very possible it came to NYC from black people who moved up there for work. I never ate it growing up. I lived in Cleveland, but my mother was from Alabama and the largest portion of my family are spread through Alabama and Louisiana and it was never a family meal at home unlike other traditional southern foods such a grits and various greens other than spinach with a ham hock..
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    What/Who are you currently listening to?

    Call me the party pooper amongst y'all. I like my at least a little on the country, edgy side. If not just Merle Haggard, my rock in my earlier years was more like ZZ...southern rock. I have been listen to this guy last night. [youtube]Choctaw Bingo by James McMurtry - YouTube[/youtube]
  14. ballpeen

    The Mall

    The Sears at our biggest mall is turning in to some sort of Marriott hotel. It's located right off I-75 and there are a lot of hotels in the immediate area, so I guess it makes some sense.
  15. ballpeen

    The Mall

    Malls around here are starting to die. CBL, a top mall operator around the country is headquartered here, they filed bankruptcy. Funny how what goes around comes around with all the outdoor shopping much like Crocker Park in your area. We have ours. I remember as a kid when Westgate and Great Northern were open air strip centers. Westgate had stores on both side. The only comfort provided was covered walkways so you didn't have to trudge around in the rain. That was big time!