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Earle


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  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Chris Spielman
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Jim Jackson
  • NFL TEAM: Cleveland Browns
  • NBA TEAM: Cleveland Cavaliers
  • MLB TEAM: Cleveland Indians
  • SOCCER TEAM: Seriously?

Recent Activity

Comment 12 hours ago
People here are serious about grammar.
Comment 19 hours ago

True, but the watchlist has been expanded to include non-jigglies (for this week, at least).  I think you're still safe, though, as long as everyone is a consenting adult.

Comment 20 hours ago

The way I see it, you have a couple of options:

1) Pray for an overbooked return flight.  Volunteer to give up your seat.  Watch the game at the airport bar.  Sleep off your victory celebration on the red-eye home.

2) Get to Dallas right away and contrive a way to get yourself into the isolation ward at Dallas Presbyterian.  Then self-quarantine yourself for 21 days, or maybe just have a hot coffee before taking your temperature and declare yourself unfit to fly by the new CDC guidelines.

Or you could just change your return flight, but that's much less interesting.

Comment 20 hours ago

So, we've finally transitioned from grammar nazism to faux-grammar nazism.  I guess it was just a matter of time.

Comment 21 hours ago

Florida State forfeits still count as wins because of the character and maturity shown by Jameis Winston in overcoming all the distractions.

Georgia forfeits still count as wins because even a forfeit against an SEC team is better than a win against anyone else.
 

Comment 22 hours ago

I agree, but while I was watching with my fan glasses on (and not my Ross and Kyle trained eyes), it seemed like they were loading the box to stop the run and Hoyer has to be able to get them into the right play and get the ball to the open guy.  I know they brought pressure, and there were drops, etc., but there were way too many plays where guys were open and Hoyer did not get them the ball, or get them the ball in a way that they could do something with it.

Comment 22 hours ago

I hate to say it, but I think Manziel might be better-suited to run the Shanahan offense.  Hoyer has shown that he lacks the arm strength on those throw-back plays that seem to be a big part of the Browns' play-action passing game (even the two he completed last week were woefully underthrown).  I also think that Hoyer's accuracy is subpar, and not just in yesterday's game.  I think he is smart and a good leader, but I just don't think he has the tools to be a QB who takes a team deep into the playoffs.

Johnny might not be the answer, but they need to find out.  Sooner rather than later.  Maybe now.  I can't believe I just said that.

Comment 23 hours ago

I haven't heard it since the Orange Bowl, and "Hurtin' Buckaroo" is still the most overused phrase on OSU game-days.

Comment 17 Oct 2014

If he can't beat out Greg Little for a WR job, I think his best hope is that someone needs a body at QB later on this year.  Maybe he can get some serious WR coaching and try to recreate himself in the off-season.  He certainly has the athletic ability, and if someone is willing to sign Little, TP's hands can't be any worse.

Comment 17 Oct 2014

I was reading through this thread, thinking of books I've enjoyed that aren't yet listed, and Three Men in a Boat (and Doomsday Book) reminded me of one of my favorites from years ago: To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis.  It is historical fiction (which I really enjoy), and is laugh-out-loud funny at times.  I've read a few of her other books, but found this one far and away the best.  Doomsday Book is good too, but not as lighthearted since it is set during a bubonic plague outbreak.