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|Apr-18-18|| ||WannaBe: Same thing with points spread, or money line bet...|
If you bought a NFL bet, say OAK -7 points, and 30 minutes before game time Carr comes down with stomach flu, line goes to -3, you are stuck with -7.
|Apr-18-18|| ||HeMateMe: pro football and ice hockey in Vegas. Who wuda thunk it?|
|Apr-18-18|| ||chancho: Charles Barfley still thinks the Bucks will win the series. I too thought the C's would exit in the first round. Nonetheless, I hope Boston wins, so Barfley looks like the Jackass that he is on that TNT show: Inside The NBA.|
|Apr-18-18|| ||WannaBe: If this horse doesn't win, I would not want to be the jockey standing next to Gronk...|
|Apr-18-18|| ||WannaBe: <chancho> Knowing how 'well' Round Mound 'o Rebound did in NCAA bracket. I'd say C's are safe for this round.|
|Apr-18-18|| ||chancho: The 49ers had the foresight to see that Montana was starting to lose a step and went to Steve Young. Belluchik was starting to see that Garappolo was really good and was the future of the franchise, so Brady went crying to Kraft, and so Garappolo gets traded.
With the career that Brady had, he should have considered the future of the team and not his ego. He can retire today, and his legacy is secure. This blunder of trading a potential talent like Garappolo will most likely turn the Patriots into the doormat of the NFL in the not too distant future.
WannaBe is rejoicing no doubt.😣😣😣|
|Apr-18-18|| ||HeMateMe: didn't brady lead the league in yards passing the year he came back? Meanwhile, Montana's body was breaking down. Back surgery, knee surgery, shoulder problems. Brady has mostly been healthy, so two different situations there. Brady took his team to the Super Bowl again.|
I think the new York giants shortened Montana's career by a year or two. LT, leonard Marshall, Pepper Johnson, Carl Banks--it was a near NFL first team set of defenders, and they beat the hell out of quarterbacks. I think they ended Ron Jawarski's career a bit early too.
|Apr-18-18|| ||Keyser Soze: Cavs is doing fine right now against Pacers. But I think will be a long series.|
|Apr-18-18|| ||WannaBe: I am a Raaaaaa-das fan. From way back in LA =))|
|Apr-18-18|| ||WannaBe: Oh boy, Mrs. Greg Pop have passed away. =((|
|Apr-18-18|| ||HeMateMe: Cleveland is not going to be in the finals this year. They work hard but are short on talent.|
|Apr-18-18|| ||WannaBe: Already 13 runs, top 4 in San Diego...|
|Apr-18-18|| ||WannaBe: Reading the last sentence/paragraph, I don't think this writer knows what is going on...|
|Apr-19-18|| ||Bobsterman3000: < chancho: The 49ers had the foresight to see that Montana was starting to lose a step and went to Steve Young. Belluchik was starting to see that Garappolo was really good and was the future of the franchise, so Brady went crying to Kraft, and so Garappolo gets traded. With the career that Brady had, he should have considered the future of the team and not his ego. He can retire today, and his legacy is secure. This blunder of trading a potential talent like Garappolo will most likely turn the Patriots into the doormat of the NFL in the not too distant future. WannaBe is rejoicing no doubt.😣😣😣>|
There's no way they could've kept Garropolo for the price he would've been asking. No way.
Garoppolo just got a $137 million contract, even though he's only thrown a paltry thrown 12TD in his career. It's not the Patriots way to pay such overblown sums to anyone based only on potential. There's no way he would've remained with the Patriots had he not been traded.
|Apr-19-18|| ||perfidious: Even if Pats had managed to keep Garoppolo in the fold for far less than what he got Out West--say $80-100 million--it is unsound to keep that much dough tied up at one position in this epoch of the salary cap. Really, Pats were up agin it.|
|Apr-19-18|| ||chancho: From CBS Sports: <Since being traded to the 49ers, Garoppolo is 5-0 and has looked like a franchise savior, a complete and total steal for the price of a second-round pick. The report from Wickersham includes a claim that Kraft "has confessed to people in the building that trading Garoppolo might have been a mistake.">|
The " Patriots way" (Kraft admitting he might have screwed up haha) basically cost the franchise any future successes.
Brady imo can only play at his level for about 3 more years at best.
A 42 year old QB is not going to keep getting better its the opposite.
Btw, Kraft's (Mr Skinflint) networth is about 6.2 billion.
Trading Garoppolo was not a move Bellichik as GM wanted to make.
Kraft <forced it> on him when Brady went up to Kraft.
Bellichick reportedly was dejected and demoralized when kraft told him to move Garoppolo.
|Apr-19-18|| ||HeMateMe: Garoppolo was playing the 'Niners loser schedule--playing a weak schedule because the 49ers stink each and every year. Let's see what he does against a playoff team level schedule. We saw Dak Prescott falter this year as the Cowboys had a more difficult schedule than the previous year.|
The Packers had the same difficult choice seven years ago--play Aaron Rodgers or let Brett Favre try and win one more Super Bowl? the packers choice was easier, as Favre was clearly in decline. But, touchdown Tommy had won (I think) the league MVP award the year before Graps was traded.
A mixed blessing to have two franchise quarterbacks, one right after the other. The Niners and packers were lucky enough that the older guy was clearly in decline and they could go with the young stud. Their choice was easier than what the Patriots had to do.
Brady took them to the Super Bowl last year. 'Graps hasn't won anything yet, though.
|Apr-19-18|| ||OhioChessFan: <Wassabi: Reading the last sentence/paragraph, I don't think this writer knows what is going on...>|
I do. I think the point is you have to walk into a casino twice to collect the winnings. The expectation is they'll bet and lose more in those two trips than they'll win in the free ticket contest.
|Apr-19-18|| ||chancho: Brady had not proven anything of signicance prior to when he stepped in for Drew Bledsoe when he was hurt in that Buffalo game.|
Bledsoe had taken the Patriots to the Super Bowl and was an 8 year veteran (and much younger than Tom Brady is now when Drew got benched.) who got throw under the bus by Bellichick because he saw the potential Brady had.
When Brady got hurt in the divisional playoff game, it was Drew Bledsoe who steppen in, and won the AFC championship game that took the Pats to the Superbowl againts the St. Louis Rams... but who got the start for the big game?
Did Bob Kraft jump in to defend Bledsoe?
Kraft let Bellichick run the football operations.
But for Brady, he stepped in, and definitely interfered.
Bellichick is a savvy coach and just as savvy recognizing talent.
He realized that Garoppolo is 16 years younger than Brady.
That's 16 potential seasons the Pats lost right there with Garoppolo.
They are getting about three with Brady who is definitely on the declining phase of his career.
Brady can eat healthy and stretch until doomsday, but he is <ageing> and no amount of exercising, eating healthy, and hard work can change that.
It may slow it down somewhat, but his play will continue to decline.
(like someone on a boat that is furiuosly leaking, and using a bucket to throw the water out of the boat.)
|Apr-19-18|| ||plang: <HeMateMe: Garoppolo was playing the 'Niners loser schedule--playing a weak schedule because the 49ers stink each and every year.>|
Teams in the NFL play an identical schedule with the other teams in their division with the exception of 2 out of 16 games. Because they had finished last in their division in 2016 they played the last place teams in the NFC North and South - the Bears and the Panthers (who turned out to be pretty good making the playoffs).
So the schedule had nothing to do with his play.
|Apr-19-18|| ||HeMateMe: <So the schedule had nothing to do with his play.>|
It will be tougher for him in the 2018 season.
|Apr-19-18|| ||WannaBe: <OhioChessFan> That make some sense... But I swear the way the article reads, you have to stay there. =)|
In other Gnus... Both SoCal NHL teams got swept. =(
|Apr-19-18|| ||WannaBe: Just found out that we have the first MLB manager firing, Reds have fired Price. Honestly, did anyone expect CIN to be a contender for Central this year?|
NFL schedule will be released 8PM tonight, eastern time.
|Apr-19-18|| ||perfidious: Reds were going nowhere fast after trading off what assets they had the last few seasons, but with that poor start, Price was bound to get the sack.|
|Apr-19-18|| ||saffuna: They traded off their assets? No chance of winning.|
Yet they still have Joey Votto, one of the best players of the past twenty years.
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