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(ESPN)   Aldon Smith raises the bar over Von MIller to be the NFL's Dumbest Linebacker   (espn.go.com) divider line 57
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2013-10-10 01:09:27 PM  
Wow. Your move, Von.
 
2013-10-10 01:53:28 PM  
NFL's Dumbest Linebacker?

/isn't that kind of like world's wettest water?
 
2013-10-10 02:55:49 PM  
Hey, Daryl Washington can be listed in there too. He was suspended for 4 games for violating the substance abuse policy and beat his girlfriend. He can challenge for that top spot with more dumbassery.
 
2013-10-10 04:19:52 PM  
Let he who has thrown a house party without it breaking out in gunfire and stabbings throw the first stone.

/Still pulling bullets out of the plaster from a wine and cheese event over the weekend
//smashing good time... until the cops showed up
 
2013-10-10 04:22:38 PM  
Come on subby, Von Moran is still sitting on his suspension. He has PLENTY of time to fark up again.
 
2013-10-10 04:28:29 PM  
With Ray Lewis, Rolando McClain and Leroy Hill all out of the league at once, the competition in this area is a little thinner.
 
2013-10-10 04:32:03 PM  
You can take a talented thug out of the gang, but you can never take the gang out of the thug.

At least he doesn't seem to have killed anybody (yet).
 
2013-10-10 04:43:16 PM  
Good thing the niners are above reproach...
 
2013-10-10 04:49:29 PM  
The NFL should have a firearms policy like the substance abuse policy. Seems like everyone busted is either busted for assault, drugs/DUI or guns (or some combination of the three).

Obviously, the league can't take away a constitutional right to own a gun (and let's not open that can of worms on the Sports tab), but they can absolutely say that if'n you can't keep your guns safely stowed, you can watch football on RedZone channel next Sunday.
 
2013-10-10 05:06:44 PM  

Dr Dreidel: Obviously, the league can't take away a constitutional right to own a gun (and let's not open that can of worms on the Sports tab), but they can absolutely say that if'n you can't keep your guns safely stowed, you can watch football on RedZone channel next Sunday.


They shouldn't be allowed to watch RedZone, They should be forced to watch one of shiatty network games and the 16 hours of commercials that comes with it. A punishment that includes redzone channel is like being sent to your room as a kid when you've got a video game system and the internet to keep you company.

"Son, you will sit here and listen to Kenny Albert for 11 minutes out of the next 4.5 hours and think about what you've done! And don't you DARE mute the tv when those awful, awful, awful Denis Leary truck commercials come on during every. single. commercial. break.

That's really the only way to send the message.
 
2013-10-10 05:09:22 PM  

Why Would I Read the Article: Dr Dreidel: Obviously, the league can't take away a constitutional right to own a gun (and let's not open that can of worms on the Sports tab), but they can absolutely say that if'n you can't keep your guns safely stowed, you can watch football on RedZone channel next Sunday.

They shouldn't be allowed to watch RedZone, They should be forced to watch one of shiatty network games and the 16 hours of commercials that comes with it. A punishment that includes redzone channel is like being sent to your room as a kid when you've got a video game system and the internet to keep you company.

"Son, you will sit here and listen to Kenny Albert for 11 minutes out of the next 4.5 hours and think about what you've done! And don't you DARE mute the tv when those awful, awful, awful Denis Leary truck commercials come on during every. single. commercial. break.

That's really the only way to send the message.


Eh, not too bad since no Joe Buck
 
2013-10-10 05:11:21 PM  
So do I sit or start him this weekend?
 
2013-10-10 05:20:00 PM  

Ryker's Peninsula: So do I sit or start him this weekend?


damn you have a fantasy rehab league... any open spots?
 
2013-10-10 05:25:31 PM  
Seattle's going to have to step up their game.
 
2013-10-10 05:48:52 PM  
Hosting ragers at your own house, charging cover and $5/drink, allowing in gang members and then drunkenly firing automatic weapons into the air in an unsuccessful attempt to break up the party is no way to go through life, son.
 
2013-10-10 05:50:40 PM  

Dr Dreidel: Obviously, the league can't take away a constitutional right to own a gun (and let's not open that can of worms on the Sports tab)


If the league wanted to prohibit its players from owning or carrying guns, it could do so.  Just like it can fine players and coaches for exercising their First Amendment rights to criticize officials and wear certain clothing brands.  The Constitution, by and large, doesn't regulate private conduct.
 
2013-10-10 05:52:03 PM  

Super Chronic: With Ray Lewis


Whoa whoa whoa--Ray Lewis?   Why is his name on this list?   He's had one petty charge against him, and that was 12 years ago!   The man is legitimately a good fellow, and has been proving it for most of his life!

Stop the hate!
 
2013-10-10 05:56:01 PM  
I know he's a DL, didn't Leonard Little kill someone while DUI then get another DUI like one year later? AND he still had a job?

Don't remember the details, but if there is an asshat roster (and it could easily be 17 strings deep) Little has to be a starter.
 
2013-10-10 05:58:50 PM  
The definition of "illegal firearm" in california is so ridiculously broad that it can be something as little as etching your name on it.
 
2013-10-10 05:59:49 PM  

Rhypskallion: Super Chronic: With Ray Lewis

Whoa whoa whoa--Ray Lewis?   Why is his name on this list?   He's had one petty charge against him, and that was 12 years ago!   The man is legitimately a good fellow, and has been proving it for most of his life!

Stop the hate!


*clicks profile*

Yeah.  Just bask in your Super Bowl glory, OK?  Enjoy it; it's well-earned.  But if you consider his "crushin' heads for Jesus" schtick to make him a legitimately good fellow, well... even then, it doesn't make him a legitimately smart fellow.
 
2013-10-10 06:02:46 PM  
Super Chronic:
Yeah.  Just bask in your Super Bowl glory, OK?  Enjoy it; it's well-earned.  But if you consider his "crushin' heads for Jesus" schtick to make him a legitimately good fellow, well... even then, it doesn't make him a legitimately smart fellow.

Oh pure IQ?  Ya, no linebackers are renown for genius.   The most interesting post playing career was Matt Millen, and that didn't go so well.
 
2013-10-10 06:07:59 PM  

Rhypskallion: Super Chronic:
Yeah.  Just bask in your Super Bowl glory, OK?  Enjoy it; it's well-earned.  But if you consider his "crushin' heads for Jesus" schtick to make him a legitimately good fellow, well... even then, it doesn't make him a legitimately smart fellow.

Oh pure IQ?  Ya, no linebackers are renown for genius.   The most interesting post playing career was Matt Millen, and that didn't go so well.


Remember Andy Katzenmoyer, the subject of a Sports Illustrated story about how little he had going on upstairs?

Having a hard time thinking of any really smart linebackers, on and off the field.  Derrick Brooks comes to mind.  Not too many of 'em, though.
 
2013-10-10 06:12:17 PM  

Super Chronic: Dr Dreidel: Obviously, the league can't take away a constitutional right to own a gun (and let's not open that can of worms on the Sports tab)

If the league wanted to prohibit its players from owning or carrying guns, it could do so.  Just like it can fine players and coaches for exercising their First Amendment rights to criticize officials and wear certain clothing brands.  The Constitution, by and large, doesn't regulate private conduct.


A whole lot of NFL players are legit hunters rather than hoods who bring guns to clubs and parties
 
2013-10-10 06:14:13 PM  
If I remember right offensive linemen, on average, are the smartest group of pro football players in the tests they give.
 
2013-10-10 06:15:23 PM  

mikaloyd: If I remember right offensive linemen, on average, are the smartest group of pro football players in the tests they give.


From what I've read and seen that seems to be the case.
 
2013-10-10 06:15:58 PM  

Rhypskallion: Super Chronic: With Ray Lewis

Whoa whoa whoa--Ray Lewis?   Why is his name on this list?   He's had one petty charge against him, and that was 12 years ago!   The man is legitimately a good fellow, and has been proving it for most of his life!

Stop the hate!


Petty? He was an accessory to murder.
 
2013-10-10 06:17:26 PM  

mikaloyd: Super Chronic: Dr Dreidel: Obviously, the league can't take away a constitutional right to own a gun (and let's not open that can of worms on the Sports tab)

If the league wanted to prohibit its players from owning or carrying guns, it could do so.  Just like it can fine players and coaches for exercising their First Amendment rights to criticize officials and wear certain clothing brands.  The Constitution, by and large, doesn't regulate private conduct.

A whole lot of NFL players are legit hunters rather than hoods who bring guns to clubs and parties


I'm not saying it would be good for the NFL to prohibit its players from owning or carrying guns, or that it would be likely.  I'm saying the NFL could do so if it wished.  (Subject to collective bargaining, but that's not a constitutional matter.)
 
2013-10-10 06:24:34 PM  

Super Chronic: Rhypskallion: Super Chronic:
Yeah.  Just bask in your Super Bowl glory, OK?  Enjoy it; it's well-earned.  But if you consider his "crushin' heads for Jesus" schtick to make him a legitimately good fellow, well... even then, it doesn't make him a legitimately smart fellow.

Oh pure IQ?  Ya, no linebackers are renown for genius.   The most interesting post playing career was Matt Millen, and that didn't go so well.

Remember Andy Katzenmoyer, the subject of a Sports Illustrated story about how little he had going on upstairs?

Having a hard time thinking of any really smart linebackers, on and off the field.  Derrick Brooks comes to mind.  Not too many of 'em, though.


Teddi Bruschi?
 
2013-10-10 06:50:29 PM  

Dr Dreidel: but they can absolutely say that if'n you can't keep your guns safely stowed, you can watch football on RedZone channel next Sunday.


Thing is, Roger Goodell already set the bar of sorts for firearms-related offenses when he popped Tank Johnson 8 games (conditional 6 games) for weapons possession-related offenses.  while Goodell's wings have been largely clipped by the increasingly recalcitrant NFLPA, you'd thnk he'd do something soon to "protect the Shield", as he often likes to say re player misconduct.
 
2013-10-10 07:18:57 PM  
49ers really deserve credit here, they're trying to help Aldon Smith out.

Not just throwing him under the bus like any sane team would (looking at you Atlanta).
 
2013-10-10 07:22:46 PM  

neuroflare: mikaloyd: If I remember right offensive linemen, on average, are the smartest group of pro football players in the tests they give.

From what I've read and seen that seems to be the case.


Yeah, I've heard the same thing. I always figured it was because O line has the lowest athleticism requirement. You have to be huge and strong, but you don't need a ton of speed or dexterity compared to a lot of other postions, so the guys actually have to get into college on merit. Linebacker's a 'skill' position, so more athletic scholarships. I had to tutor one through first year Econ in college. Good kid, but just not bright. Definitely there for football. And that's in Canada, where athletic scholarships aren't really a thing and not many people care about college sports.
 
2013-10-10 07:27:05 PM  

netweavr: 49ers really deserve credit here, they're trying to help Aldon Smith out.


49ers fan delusions are the funniest delusions.
 
2013-10-10 07:40:52 PM  

netweavr: 49ers really deserve credit here, they're trying to help Aldon Smith out.

Not just throwing him under the bus like any sane team would (looking at you Atlanta).


I'd like to think so, but I have to wonder if they'd been turning a blind eye to a lot of his behavior before his latest DUI made it possible to ignore. The car crash on the morning of a practice day, when he's had DUIs before, makes it look less like he's a dumb kid (though he probably is), and more like he has really serious alcoholism issues. I find it hard to believe the team didn't know, but they hadn't taken any apparent action until they packed him off to rehab. Again, I don't know they did anything wrong, but it really makes me wonder. I hope the team does support him and he gets it together, though. He has Hall of Fame level talent, and it'd be a shame to see it wasted.

/9ers fan
 
2013-10-10 07:46:38 PM  

IAmRight: netweavr: 49ers really deserve credit here, they're trying to help Aldon Smith out.

49ers fan delusions are the funniest delusions.


49ers fan?

I'LL SHANK YOU FOR THAT!
 
2013-10-10 09:07:48 PM  

neon_god: I find it hard to believe the team didn't know, but they hadn't taken any apparent action until they packed him off to rehab.


And they said "oh yeah, he needs to go to rehab...we'll send him right after this week's game, when the schedule softens up a bit."
 
2013-10-10 09:36:14 PM  

Super Chronic: Rhypskallion: Super Chronic:
Yeah.  Just bask in your Super Bowl glory, OK?  Enjoy it; it's well-earned.  But if you consider his "crushin' heads for Jesus" schtick to make him a legitimately good fellow, well... even then, it doesn't make him a legitimately smart fellow.

Oh pure IQ?  Ya, no linebackers are renown for genius.   The most interesting post playing career was Matt Millen, and that didn't go so well.

Remember Andy Katzenmoyer, the subject of a Sports Illustrated story about how little he had going on upstairs?

Having a hard time thinking of any really smart linebackers, on and off the field.  Derrick Brooks comes to mind.  Not too many of 'em, though.


Karl Mecklenburg could actually sound halfway smart on occasion, although admittedly, he couldn't read. Harry Carson was pretty articulate before his long football career started to eat his brain, and didn't get arrested that I can remember.
 
2013-10-11 12:29:28 AM  
netweavr: 49ers really deserve credit here, they're trying to help Aldon Smith out.

49ers fan delusions are the funniest delusions.


If only Aldon could have spent his time more constructively, like doing steroids 24/7 with the entire Seahawks team. Things might have turned out differently.
 
2013-10-11 12:44:16 AM  

Lunchlady: Rhypskallion: Super Chronic: With Ray Lewis

Whoa whoa whoa--Ray Lewis?   Why is his name on this list?   He's had one petty charge against him, and that was 12 years ago!   The man is legitimately a good fellow, and has been proving it for most of his life!

Stop the hate!

Petty? He was an accessory to murder.


No, he was a witness to acts of self defense and didn't want to testify and was therefore guilty of obstruction of justice.
 
2013-10-11 12:59:06 AM  
I really don't know what happened to this guy.  There wasn't a hint of trouble from him when he was at Mizzou, but as soon as he got that NFL contract, he started falling apart.  I hope he gets his life together.
 
2013-10-11 05:00:03 AM  
This is California, so pretty much any rifle can be considered an "assault weapon."

"The preamble to the assault weapons law states that each assault weapon 'has such a high rate of fire and capacity for firepower that its function as a legitimate sports or recreational firearm is substantially outweighed by the danger that it can be used to kill and injure human beings,'" District Attorney Jeff Rosen said. "California's prohibition of these powerful weapons is not about hunting or target practice. It is about interrupting the long history of death, carnage and grief assault weapons have inflicted on California communities."

Odd, I don't remember the Second Amendment mentioning hunting or target practice.
 
2013-10-11 06:26:17 AM  
Look closer, princess, it's right after the "gossipping on internet sites" part in the First Amendment.Anyone who chooses to continue to live in California deserves every ounce of the fascism coming their way.
 
2013-10-11 06:29:13 AM  
I should really try harder at reading comprehension. Sorry.
 
2013-10-11 08:21:49 AM  

Guidette Frankentits: The definition of "illegal firearm" in california is so ridiculously broad that it can be something as little as etching your name on it.


And, what's your point?  Smith was busted for a hell of a lot more than that - why don't you go read up on the facts and then get back to us?
 
2013-10-11 09:24:06 AM  
I'm Facebook friends with a guy in Aldon's entourage. All he posts are them about to get drunk, them getting drunk, them drunk, pictures of Robutussin with hashtag "#faded," stuff like that.

No posts since September 28th, though. Time to put all those marketable skills you learned to work, young sir!
 
2013-10-11 09:36:30 AM  

aintnuttintofarkwith: I'm Facebook friends with a guy in Aldon's entourage. All he posts are them about to get drunk, them getting drunk, them drunk, pictures of Robutussin with hashtag "#faded," stuff like that.

No posts since September 28th, though. Time to put all those marketable skills you learned to work, young sir!


Sounds classy
 
2013-10-11 12:49:46 PM  

Why Would I Read the Article: netweavr: 49ers really deserve credit here, they're trying to help Aldon Smith out.

49ers fan delusions are the funniest delusions.

If only Aldon could have spent his time more constructively, like doing steroids 24/7 with the entire Seahawks team. Things might have turned out differently.


Yeah, since the NFL doesn't seem to actually bother testing 49ers.

/if you're enough of a damn fool to believe the 49ers don't do PEDs, well, just lol
 
2013-10-11 12:55:11 PM  

IAmRight: Yeah, since the NFL doesn't seem to actually bother testing 49ers.


I assume you have some proof of this, right? Papers or documents detailing the NFL's decision to not "actually bother testing 49ers?" Because otherwise you would just be throwing a silly allegation out there, and you would look pretty stupid. Well, stupider, anyway.
 
2013-10-11 01:04:59 PM  

Why Would I Read the Article: IAmRight: Yeah, since the NFL doesn't seem to actually bother testing 49ers.

I assume you have some proof of this, right? Papers or documents detailing the NFL's decision to not "actually bother testing 49ers?" Because otherwise you would just be throwing a silly allegation out there, and you would look pretty stupid. Well, stupider, anyway.


Not nearly as stupid as saying that, because there are two players on the current Seahawks roster who have served PED suspensions, this means that the "entire Seahawks team" is doing steroids "24/7" (and other teams must be clean).
 
2013-10-11 01:58:09 PM  

Super Chronic: Not nearly as stupid as saying that, because there are two players on the current Seahawks roster who have served PED suspensions, this means that the "entire Seahawks team" is doing steroids "24/7"


Or, ya know, 6 players in the past year, not even including the mouthy cornerback who only got off on a technicality? Yeah, that's a problem, and endemic of a possible systemic cover-up, especially given Carroll's history at USC and all the players he had linked to steroids and cover-ups there.

Pete Carroll runs a dirty program, period. He's always been a smug, cheating scumbag, and he always will be.
 
2013-10-11 02:02:50 PM  

Why Would I Read the Article: Super Chronic: Not nearly as stupid as saying that, because there are two players on the current Seahawks roster who have served PED suspensions, this means that the "entire Seahawks team" is doing steroids "24/7"

Or, ya know, 6 players in the past year, not even including the mouthy cornerback who only got off on a technicality? Yeah, that's a problem, and endemic of a possible systemic cover-up, especially given Carroll's history at USC and all the players he had linked to steroids and cover-ups there.

Pete Carroll runs a dirty program, period. He's always been a smug, cheating scumbag, and he always will be.


Says the guy who recently said "I assume you have some proof of this, right? Papers or documents..." etc.  Farkin' genius.
 
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