Post by mister frau blucher on Nov 24, 2015 14:26:52 GMT -5
Back on topic, a two game winning streak has me reaching for more beer. I like Caldwell, and thought he did a good job last year, and a poor job this year in adjusting to new realities (of the roster in particular). But he never lost the team, and Jim Bob Cooter (I can't type that without thinking about my cousins and friends around Bristol, TN) has done a decent job in play calling the last few weeks.
We have some dude who managed the Fords' personal money as the team president instead of a dude with a background in football. That does not bode well for the GM search, shades of the last 65 years all over again, but I'm just naive enough to think that it is not all bleak and hopeless. Maybe we hire a GM who has some non-Millen style football knowledge and we get some talent, and Caldwell stays and the ship gets righted.
The Lions were certainly ready. The offensive Lion and the defensive Lion were dominant. They pushed and shoved, and shoved and pushed, and dominated the lion of scrimmage. Happy Thanksgiving, Mister Frau Blucher. <ROAR>
Post by mister frau blucher on Dec 11, 2015 10:07:38 GMT -5
Yeah, I don't think the poor officiating was always this bad. Granted, we have social media now, but there have always been cameras and minute scrutiny on NFL games. So this year of crappy officiating is the real thing. I suppose it could be the inevitable statistical spike, but referees that have continued to make horrific calls remain in heavy rotation. Anytime I see Jeff Triplette calling a game, you know officiating will play a part in the outcome.
Post by mister frau blucher on Dec 21, 2015 17:00:44 GMT -5
Darkscar's Saints against my Lions in a winner-take-all-of-this-and-nothing steel cage match tonight! The bored Detroit media, looking for anything to talk about this season, is speculating that Sean Payton might be Detroit's coach next year because 1) the power struggle among the Saints' ownership will force him out, and 2)Sheldon White, Detroit's interim GM, was an assistant coach on the same collegiate staff with Payton in 1994, and 3) look what he did with Brees, he could do the same thing with Stafford, it just hasta happen!
Good luck tonight, darkscar!
Vlad, right on about Hochuli, he has botched so many calls over the years but he is head of the ref's union AND a lawyer, so he will never go anywhere.
I found the section on the boards' admin section where the titles are set up. Pretty funny! Let me know if your megalomania is satisfied with being a mere GOD or if you prefer a custom title for 500 posts!
I went from an exciting football game to the second half of "Last of the Summer Wine". The episode is "Of Dates and Codfanglers". If you have ever wondered what a tatty little goblin in human society looks (and acts) like, I suggest you go to YouTube and catch this or some other episodes from before 1999. Bill Owen as Compo Simmonite is great.