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2013-02-19 09:16:04 AM  
One-page slideshow

You keep using that word.  I do not think it means what you think it means.
 
2013-02-19 09:21:24 AM  
"And the Yankees are preparing for October by practicing exiting the field VICTORIOUSLY"

FTFEverybody.

/No I guess I don't really believe that
 
2013-02-19 09:29:28 AM  

H31N0US: "And the Yankees are preparing for October the end of September by practicing exiting the field

VICTORIOUSLY."


FTFY
 
2013-02-19 09:33:47 AM  
<i>Here people clamor to get close to a player who may have once dated Kate Upton.  </i>

I have no idea why, but this made me laugh far more than it should have.
 
2013-02-19 09:35:16 AM  
Gah! Forgot that the new comment editor doesn't default to in-line HTML...
 
2013-02-19 09:40:30 AM  
It's called pacing yourself to play 5-7 games a week for 162 games. That's real athleticism, not 18 weeks of limited grab-ass.
 
2013-02-19 09:41:16 AM  

SkylineRecords: It's called pacing yourself to play 5-7 games a week for 162 games. That's real athleticism,


lol
 
2013-02-19 10:21:59 AM  

SkylineRecords: It's called pacing yourself to play 5-7 games a week for 162 games. That's real athleticism, not 18 weeks of limited grab-ass.


Yeah that 95% standing around must be tough, that's why they play 162, cuz they don't do shiat
 
2013-02-19 10:22:20 AM  

IAmRight: SkylineRecords: It's called pacing yourself to play 5-7 games a week for 162 games. That's real athleticism,

lol


....I'm waiting.
 
2013-02-19 10:22:42 AM  

SkylineRecords: It's called pacing yourself to play 5-7 games a week for 162 games. That's real athleticism, not 18 weeks of limited grab-ass.


Not to mention 10-11 minutes (whatever the current number is) of actual play time in a 60-minute game that takes 3+ hours to complete.
 
2013-02-19 10:26:57 AM  

The Crepes of Wrath: SkylineRecords: It's called pacing yourself to play 5-7 games a week for 162 games. That's real athleticism, not 18 weeks of limited grab-ass.

Not to mention 10-11 minutes (whatever the current number is) of actual play time in a 60-minute game that takes 3+ hours to complete.


The average is 10 minutes, 6 seconds. Then you've got your secondaries, special teams, etc.
 
2013-02-19 10:27:26 AM  

SkylineRecords: IAmRight: SkylineRecords: It's called pacing yourself to play 5-7 games a week for 162 games. That's real athleticism,

lol

....I'm waiting.


To get laughed at more? Ok.

lol

There you go.
 
2013-02-19 10:28:55 AM  

natural316: SkylineRecords: It's called pacing yourself to play 5-7 games a week for 162 games. That's real athleticism, not 18 weeks of limited grab-ass.

Yeah that 95% standing around must be tough, that's why they play 162, cuz they don't do shiat


It's a lot more running than you think, especially for an outfield position. At the end of a game, my legs are exhausted, and I'm in good shape.
 
2013-02-19 10:30:31 AM  
I thought the point of spring training for most is to loosen up muscles and tendons.  Standing around and then trying to be explosive can be more damaging than staying constantly warmed up, especially on pitchers' and outfielders' arms
 
2013-02-19 10:38:29 AM  

The Crepes of Wrath: SkylineRecords: It's called pacing yourself to play 5-7 games a week for 162 games. That's real athleticism, not 18 weeks of limited grab-ass.

Not to mention 10-11 minutes (whatever the current number is) of actual play time in a 60-minute game that takes 3+ hours to complete.


I'll never go to another live NFL game again. It took almost an hour to play a quarter of football last last time I went. Complete insanity.
 
2013-02-19 10:49:32 AM  
Has DJ Gallo ever written anything that was funny from start to finish?  I have never read anything by him that had more than 1 or 2 jokes/moments of actual humor.  Everything else comes off like bad '80's standup.
 
2013-02-19 10:56:22 AM  

Joe_diGriz: <i>Here people clamor to get close to a player who may have once dated Kate Upton.  </i>

I have no idea why, but this made me laugh far more than it should have.


I like the one where John Lackey is threatening to pitch for the Red Sox this season.

/so true
 
2013-02-19 10:56:56 AM  
I'll admit it.  I laughed at the Tom Emanski quip.

/back, to back, to back AAU National Champions
 
2013-02-19 10:57:08 AM  

MFAWG: The Crepes of Wrath: SkylineRecords: It's called pacing yourself to play 5-7 games a week for 162 games. That's real athleticism, not 18 weeks of limited grab-ass.

Not to mention 10-11 minutes (whatever the current number is) of actual play time in a 60-minute game that takes 3+ hours to complete.

I'll never go to another live NFL game again. It took almost an hour to play a quarter of football last last time I went. Complete insanity.


Go Hawks!
 
2013-02-19 10:57:12 AM  

MFAWG: I'll never go to another live NFL game again. It took almost an hour to play a quarter of football last last time I went. Complete insanity.



HD and the DVR have kinda ruined attending NFL games for me.  i usually tape whatever game i'm interested in, then start watching let's say 90 minutes into the game.  Zip through the commercials, the dead ball stuff (i really don't need to see substitutions, or the 25-second shot at belichick grimacing), boom, burn the entire first half in about 15 actual minutes, then catch the game in real time in the late 3rd / early 4th.  so instead of spending 3:45 to watch a game, i'll watch the entire thing is about an hour.  and in 46" of HD at that.

/of course it requires media blackout but that's no biggie.  go play with the kids, run some errands, inflict sex on the wife, whatever.  not hard to do.
 
2013-02-19 11:11:48 AM  

rickythepenguin: MFAWG: I'll never go to another live NFL game again. It took almost an hour to play a quarter of football last last time I went. Complete insanity.


HD and the DVR have kinda ruined attending NFL games for me.  i usually tape whatever game i'm interested in, then start watching let's say 90 minutes into the game.  Zip through the commercials, the dead ball stuff (i really don't need to see substitutions, or the 25-second shot at belichick grimacing), boom, burn the entire first half in about 15 actual minutes, then catch the game in real time in the late 3rd / early 4th.  so instead of spending 3:45 to watch a game, i'll watch the entire thing is about an hour.  and in 46" of HD at that.

/of course it requires media blackout but that's no biggie.  go play with the kids, run some errands, inflict sex on the wife, whatever.  not hard to do.


Yes.

It's the best way to watch football.  It is how I will watch the SB as well going forward.  I had to attend a SB party this year, so it was out of my control but it's nice to know that there is a tolerable way to watch the SB, and it's without the cheesy patriotism, commercials, inane commentary or Lady Gaga.
 
2013-02-19 11:15:35 AM  

Jsin82: SkylineRecords: IAmRight: SkylineRecords: It's called pacing yourself to play 5-7 games a week for 162 games. That's real athleticism,

lol

....I'm waiting.

To get laughed at more? Ok.

lol

There you go.


Fark off, troll.
 
2013-02-19 11:20:30 AM  

Cubs300: I'll admit it.  I laughed at the Tom Emanski quip.

/back, to back, to back AAU National Champions


All it was missing a picture of Fred "Crime Dog" McGriff.
 
2013-02-19 11:21:37 AM  

El Brujo: It's the best way to watch football.


I don't know if DirecTV has the fast forward feature, but Dish has a 30 second FFW, which is perfect for NFL.  when the play is whistled dead, boom, FFW, then it is the players lining up, the ball gets snapped, watch the play, whistle, FFW, boom, players lining up, wash rinse repeat.

there are some times when a team goes hurry-up but most of the time, because teams milk the clock down to 2-3 seconds before snapping, the FFW lets you watch and entire sereis of actual game action but not miss anything.
 
2013-02-19 11:26:46 AM  

rickythepenguin: I don't know if DirecTV has the fast forward feature, but Dish has a 30 second FFW, which is perfect for NFL.


No, what's perfect for the NFL is RedZone.
 
2013-02-19 11:27:34 AM  

SkylineRecords: It's called pacing yourself to play 5-7 games a week for 162 games. That's real athleticism, not 18 weeks of limited grab-ass.


That IS real athleticism. And thanks to baseball if I want to personally watch fat guys in their forties strike out I no longer have to go to Hooters.
 
2013-02-19 11:29:11 AM  

rickythepenguin: El Brujo: It's the best way to watch football.

I don't know if DirecTV has the fast forward feature, but Dish has a 30 second FFW, which is perfect for NFL.  when the play is whistled dead, boom, FFW, then it is the players lining up, the ball gets snapped, watch the play, whistle, FFW, boom, players lining up, wash rinse repeat.

there are some times when a team goes hurry-up but most of the time, because teams milk the clock down to 2-3 seconds before snapping, the FFW lets you watch and entire sereis of actual game action but not miss anything.


NFL broadcasts just have too much bullshiat on it that football fans aren't really interested in. They review the most obvious scores just because they have to. They hire god-awful pop musicians to "entertain" us for half-time, the commercial breaks are sometimes 30 seconds apart. Too much crap, not enough action.
 
2013-02-19 11:29:15 AM  

Wadded Beef: SkylineRecords: It's called pacing yourself to play 5-7 games a week for 162 games. That's real athleticism, not 18 weeks of limited grab-ass.

That IS real athleticism. And thanks to baseball if I want to personally watch fat guys in their forties strike out I no longer have to go to Hooters.


aaaaaand funny vote.  Might I suggest including fat guys in their forties, getting sliders and striking out?
 
2013-02-19 11:29:35 AM  

rickythepenguin: El Brujo: It's the best way to watch football.

I don't know if DirecTV has the fast forward feature, but Dish has a 30 second FFW, which is perfect for NFL.  when the play is whistled dead, boom, FFW, then it is the players lining up, the ball gets snapped, watch the play, whistle, FFW, boom, players lining up, wash rinse repeat.

there are some times when a team goes hurry-up but most of the time, because teams milk the clock down to 2-3 seconds before snapping, the FFW lets you watch and entire sereis of actual game action but not miss anything.


DirecTV has it as well.  Just can't use with the Patriots or you will see the tail end of the play that they already ran.  I suppose you can add the Eagles to that list as well now.
 
2013-02-19 11:30:40 AM  

SkylineRecords: Too much crap, not enough action.


Says the baseball fan.
 
2013-02-19 11:30:47 AM  

Wadded Beef: SkylineRecords: It's called pacing yourself to play 5-7 games a week for 162 games. That's real athleticism, not 18 weeks of limited grab-ass.

That IS real athleticism. And thanks to baseball if I want to personally watch fat guys in their forties strike out I no longer have to go to Hooters.


If I want to be reminded of fat guys who are sad about their football past, I can visit Junior Seau's grave.
 
2013-02-19 11:38:10 AM  
The hardest thing to do in all of professional sports is hit a Major League fastball. This is simply fact. Science, biatch.

That being said, this is trollishly hilarious.
 
2013-02-19 11:38:25 AM  

IAmRight: SkylineRecords: Too much crap, not enough action.

Says the baseball fan.


Between the action in baseball, commentators talk about how good other teams are and funny stories about Bob Uecker. Between football, they air gay farking Miller Lite commercials and talk about Tim Tebow. I like my sport for being smart. Yours is directed towards any retard with a cable connection.
 
2013-02-19 11:39:04 AM  

dark brew: Just can't use with the Patriots or you will see the tail end of the play that they already ran. I suppose you can add the Eagles to that list as well now.



ha, that's funny, because the Pats are one of the teams that I have to do the "FFW" then 8-second reverse.
 
2013-02-19 11:41:06 AM  

Oakenshield: The hardest thing to do in all of professional sports is hit a Major League fastball. This is simply fact. Science, biatch.

That being said, this is trollishly hilarious.


The easiest thing to do is play football. Devin Hester has the IQ of a gas station attendant, and he was on special teams AND WR.
 
2013-02-19 11:49:07 AM  

SkylineRecords: I like my sport for being smart.


You're also dumb enough to think that baseball is smart.
 
2013-02-19 11:49:49 AM  

IAmRight: rickythepenguin: I don't know if DirecTV has the fast forward feature, but Dish has a 30 second FFW, which is perfect for NFL.

No, what's perfect for the NFL is RedZone.


Not if you have an interest in a specific game.
 
2013-02-19 11:52:29 AM  

El Brujo: Not if you have an interest in a specific game.


Agreed. Which is why you have the specific game on your computer while watching RedZone.

/since all they show here is the f*cking Bills, Jets, and Giants
//except when they're playing the Seahawks, then f*ck that. They literally had those turds on every week and the two weeks I wanted to watch, they didn't show them.
 
2013-02-19 11:55:29 AM  

IAmRight: SkylineRecords: I like my sport for being smart.

You're also dumb enough to think that baseball is smart.


Smarter than tucking a loaded gun (safety off) into a night club IN YOUR SWEAT PANTS.
 
2013-02-19 11:55:37 AM  

rickythepenguin: El Brujo: It's the best way to watch football.

I don't know if DirecTV has the fast forward feature, but Dish has a 30 second FFW, which is perfect for NFL.  when the play is whistled dead, boom, FFW, then it is the players lining up, the ball gets snapped, watch the play, whistle, FFW, boom, players lining up, wash rinse repeat.

there are some times when a team goes hurry-up but most of the time, because teams milk the clock down to 2-3 seconds before snapping, the FFW lets you watch and entire sereis of actual game action but not miss anything.


I have Sunday Ticket through the PS3 for Bears games, which does have FF but I don't really use it as sometimes the signal is laggy.  For all other games I DVR with Comcast and love skipping through all the ever increasing non-football part of football games.
 
2013-02-19 11:56:49 AM  

El Brujo: Not if you have an interest in a specific game.


I've seen RedZone but I don't like it.  as you said, i don't really give a fark about the Texans from the 4yd line vs. Jax in Week 3 and then LETS GO TO CINCINATI, WHERE THE RAIDERS ARE KNOCKING ON THE DOOR and so on.

i think that I don't play Dungeons and Dragons Football is also why I don't care about RedZone.
 
2013-02-19 11:57:35 AM  

SkylineRecords: Smarter than tucking a loaded gun (safety off) into a night club IN YOUR SWEAT PANTS.


Well, that's certainly relevant to anything.
 
2013-02-19 11:59:37 AM  

rickythepenguin: i think that I don't play Dungeons and Dragons Football is also why I don't care about RedZone.


It's a good way to get a survey of the league and see players on all the teams. Well, except the Cardinals, who are never in the red zone. So I can see why you don't get anything out of it.
 
2013-02-19 11:59:46 AM  

IAmRight: SkylineRecords: Smarter than tucking a loaded gun (safety off) into a night club IN YOUR SWEAT PANTS.

Well, that's certainly relevant to anything.


You have a lot of problems and confidence issues, don't you?
 
2013-02-19 12:04:56 PM  

rickythepenguin: El Brujo: Not if you have an interest in a specific game.

I've seen RedZone but I don't like it.  as you said, i don't really give a fark about the Texans from the 4yd line vs. Jax in Week 3 and then LETS GO TO CINCINATI, WHERE THE RAIDERS ARE KNOCKING ON THE DOOR and so on.

i think that I don't play Dungeons and Dragons Football is also why I don't care about RedZone.


FF is a big part of the appeal of Red Zone, for sure.  Or if you don't want to watch another Jets game on CBS (I swear it feels like the Jets are always on) and just want a sampling of the day's games.  It makes good background TV, at least.  If you are having to try to follow your team on it though, it's not tolerable.
 
2013-02-19 12:08:50 PM  

El Brujo: Or if you don't want to watch another Jets game on CBS (I swear it feels like the Jets are always on) and just want a sampling of the day's games.



Yeah, it seems like the Jets did get an inordinate amount of screen time....but NYC, that's to be expected with thatt media market.

RZ just annoys me.  it is just that simple.  i can't get into the ebb and flow of a game with all the switching around.  and the other stuff -- INTs, turnovers, big plays, trick plays, etc. -- is just as compelling as a score but RZ doesn't focus on that.  but that's just me, who cares.  if you dig RZ then good for you.
 
2013-02-19 12:10:25 PM  

rickythepenguin: and the other stuff -- INTs, turnovers, big plays, trick plays, etc. -- is just as compelling as a score but RZ doesn't focus on that.


They show a TON of turnovers and big/trick plays.
 
2013-02-19 12:13:53 PM  

rickythepenguin: Yeah, it seems like the Jets did get an inordinate amount of screen time....but NYC


What was annoying is that they forcibly aired it in non Jets areas even when there was a much better matchup on every week.  Northeren NY and Western CT aren't NYC areas and I hate that they're treated as such.   I can understand Yanks and Giants in those areas though.
 
2013-02-19 12:18:29 PM  
well that was really, really stupid.
 
2013-02-19 12:39:11 PM  
I thought this was a baseball thread.
 
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