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(ESPN)   Cleveland steamed, calls imminent signing of Sanchez dirty   (espn.go.com) divider line 40
    More: Obvious, Mark Buehrle, Philadelphia Eagles, New York Jets, Nick Foles, Matt Barkley, Chris Mortensen, Michael Vick  
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2014-03-24 07:04:52 PM
Meh, better backup than Barkley. Basically if Foles goes down the Eagles are screwed.
 
2014-03-24 07:32:13 PM
Yeah, Sanchez isn't worth a rusty trombone at this point in his career.
 
2014-03-24 07:36:17 PM
http://www.theonion.com/articles/eagles-add-veteran-farkup,35612/?utm_ source=Twitter&utm_medium=SocialMarketing&utm_campaign=Default:1:Defau lt


The Onion has a great take... But you have to replace fark with f*ck.
 
2014-03-24 07:48:03 PM
Poop thread?
 
2014-03-24 07:49:28 PM
Not Philly. Not Philly.  Not Philly.

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GOD DAMN IT SO MUCH
 
2014-03-24 07:49:59 PM
I get the double entrende in the headline subby, but are you implying that there's a single person in Cleveland who wanted Mark Sanchez?    We didn't even want him when he was thought to be good.  We traded that pick to the Jets, allowing them to draft him in the first place.
 
2014-03-24 07:56:50 PM

Marcus Aurelius: Not Philly. Not Philly.  Not Philly.

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GOD DAMN IT SO MUCH


I wasn't even thinking Philly when i clicked the link so it was a particularly virulent surprise

GOD DAMN IT SO MUCH
 
2014-03-24 07:59:44 PM
Meh, for a third stringer he is probably pretty decent.
 
2014-03-24 08:07:42 PM

Marcus Aurelius: Not Philly. Not Philly.  Not Philly.

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GOD DAMN IT SO MUCH


Yeah - that was my though exactly.
 
2014-03-24 08:08:10 PM
fireden.net

/ Farmer better not draft Manziel ... *fingerz crossed*
 
2014-03-24 08:09:48 PM
Shut up, Cleveland, you aren't allowed to get top marquee fark ups.
 
2014-03-24 08:21:49 PM
What a shiatty headline.
 
2014-03-24 08:26:13 PM
I wonder if anyone will pick up freeman?
 
2014-03-24 08:28:57 PM
If the Philly fans threw small batteries at Santa, will they pelt Sanchez with Die Hard car batteries?
 
2014-03-24 08:42:16 PM

Marcus Aurelius: Not Philly. Not Philly.  Not Philly.

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GOD DAMN IT SO MUCH


Seconded.

FFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUU
 
2014-03-24 08:53:33 PM

sotua: Marcus Aurelius: Not Philly. Not Philly.  Not Philly.

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GOD DAMN IT SO MUCH

Seconded.

FFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUU


Eh, how many teams in the NFL could win two or three playoff games with their backup starting?  I can't think of a single one.

If Foles goes onto IR, the Eagles' season is done.  Just like if any other starter is out for the year, cross that team off the list of Lombardi aspirants.

But if Foles gets hurt and only misses a month during the season though, I think Sanchez is good enough to go 2-2 and not completely torpedo their playoff hopes.  That's all you can ask of a backup QB.
 
2014-03-24 08:57:53 PM

Brokenseas: Eh, how many teams in the NFL could win two or three playoff games with their backup starting?


the Favre/Rodgers Packers and Montana/Young Niners?
 
2014-03-24 09:03:50 PM
I was just checking that I wasn't being redundant before submitting: 'a butt-fumbler is PROBABLY better than a dogfighter... I guess.'

But this is a pretty darn good headline as well :-)
 
2014-03-24 09:05:35 PM
Cleveland is steamed that Sanchez won't be taking the Browns to the Super Bowl?
 
2014-03-24 09:08:00 PM

The Bestest: Brokenseas: Eh, how many teams in the NFL could win two or three playoff games with their backup starting?

the Favre/Rodgers Packers and Montana/Young Niners?


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2014-03-24 09:26:53 PM

The Bestest: Brokenseas: Eh, how many teams in the NFL could win two or three playoff games with their backup starting?

the Favre/Rodgers Packers and Montana/Young Niners?


Brady. Kaepernick got within a couple yards of winning the Superbowl.

It is far from unheard of for a backup to be successful.
 
2014-03-24 09:28:49 PM
As a Skins Fan this pleases me.

The Eagles signed Mr. Buttfumble himself.
The only way this could be more hilarious is if they signed Tebow as well.

This must be so embarrassing for the Eagles.

They are now the laughing stock of the entire NFC East.
The only way another team can top this is for their owner to send out another mass email to their fanbase about their racist name and how his other previously unnamed "Original American" friends are cool with it especially since he is now throwing money at them.
But there is no owner stupid enough to do that.

Oh wait there is.

To Everyone in our Washington Redskins Nation:

Several months ago I wrote you about my personal reflections on our team name and on our shared Washington Redskins heritage. I wrote then - and believe even more firmly now - that our team name captures the best of who we are and who we can be, by staying true to our history and honoring the deep and enduring values our name represents.
In that letter, I committed myself to listening and learning from all voices with a perspective about our Washington Redskins name.  I've been encouraged by the thousands of fans across the country who support keeping the Redskins tradition alive.  Most - by overwhelming majorities - find our name to be rooted in pride for our shared heritage and values.
"There are Native Americans everywhere that 100% support the name," Torres-Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians Chairwoman Mary L. Resvaloso told me when I came to visit her tribe.  "I believe God has turned this around for something good."  She told me that it was far more important for us to focus on the challenges of education in Native American communities.  I listened closely, and pledged to her that I would find ways to improve the daily lives of people in her tribe.
What would my resolve to honoring our legacy mean if I myself-as the owner of and a passionate believer in the Washington Redskins-didn't stay true to my word?  I wanted and needed to hear firsthand what Native Americans truly thought of our name, our logo, and whether we were, in fact, upholding the principle of respect in regard to the Native American community.
So over the past four months, my staff and I travelled to 26 Tribal reservations across twenty states to listen and learn first-hand about the views, attitudes, and experiences of the Tribes.  We were invited into their homes, their Tribal Councils and their communities to learn more about the extraordinary daily challenges in their lives.
"I appreciated your sincerity to learn about our culture and the real-life issues we face on a daily basis," Pueblo of Zuni Governor Arlen Quetawki told us after we toured his reservation.  "I look forward to working together with you to improve the lives of Native Americans in any way possible."
The more I heard, the more I've learned, and the more I saw, the more resolved I became about helping to address the challenges that plague the Native American community.  In speaking face-to-face with Native American leaders and community members, it's plain to see they need action, not words.
Yes, some tribes are doing well.  And in our candid conversations, we learned that we share so much with Indian country.  We find their appreciation of history, legacy, caring for their elders and providing a better future for their youth inspirational and admirable.
But the fact is, too many Native American communities face much harsher, much more alarming realities.  They have genuine issues they truly are worried about, and our team's name is not one of them.  Here are just a few staggering, heartbreaking facts about the challenges facing Native Americans today:
-- The official poverty rate on reservations is 29 percent, as determined by the U.S. Census.
36 percent of families with children are below the poverty line on reservations, compared with
9 percent of families nationally.  Jobs are scarce, and so is genuine opportunity.
-- Rampant diabetes, alcohol and drug abuse, violence, and heightened suicide rates afflict Native American youth, adults, and veterans.  Life expectancies in high poverty Native American communities are the lowest anywhere in the Western Hemisphere-except for Haiti.
-- Tribal reservations can lack even the most basic infrastructure that most Americans take for granted.  For example, according to the independent, highly respected Millennium Project, 13 percent of Native American households have no access to safe water and/or wastewater disposal, compared with just 0.6 percent in non-native households.  Similarly, 14 percent of homes on Native American reservations have no electricity, compared to just 1 percent among non-native households.  It is hard to build for a better tomorrow without the basic needs of today.

These aren't rare circumstances.  These are the unfortunate  facts found throughout Indian country today.
I've listened.  I've learned.  And frankly, its heart wrenching.  It's not enough to celebrate the values and heritage of Native Americans.  We must do more.
I want to do more.  I believe the Washington Redskins community should commit to making a real, lasting, positive impact on Native American quality of life-one tribe and one person at a time.  I know we won't be able to fix every problem.  But we need to make an impact.
And so I will take action.
As loyal fans of the Washington Redskins, I want you to know that tomorrow I will announce the creation of the Washington Redskins Original Americans Foundation.
The mission of the Original Americans Foundation is to provide meaningful and measurable resources that provide genuine opportunities for Tribal communities.  With open arms and determined minds, we will work as partners to begin to tackle the troubling realities facing so many tribes across our country. Our efforts will address the urgent challenges plaguing Indian country based on what  Tribal leaders tell us they need most.  We may have created this new organization, but the direction of the Foundation is truly theirs.
Our work is already underway, under the leadership of Gary Edwards, a Cherokee and retired Deputy Assistant Director of the United States Secret Service, as well as a founder and chief executive officer of the National Native American Law Enforcement Association.
Because I'm so serious about the importance of this cause, I began our efforts quietly and respectfully, away from the spotlight, to learn and take direction from the Tribal leaders themselves.  In addition to travelling and meeting in-person with Tribal communities, we took a survey of tribes across 100 reservations so that we could have an  accurate assessment of the most pressing needs in each community.
The stories I heard and the experiences I witnessed were of children without winter coats or athletic shoes; students in makeshift classrooms without adequate school supplies; text books more than decades old; rampant and unnecessary suffering from preventable diseases like diabetes; economic hardship almost everywhere; and in too many places too few of the tools and technology that we all take for granted every day-computers, internet access, even cellphone coverage.
In the heart of America's Indian country, poverty is everywhere.  That's not acceptable.  We have so much, yet too many Native Americans have so little.
Our work has already begun:
-- As the bitter Arctic winds swept across the Plains this winter, we distributed over 3,000 cold-weather coats to several tribes, as well as shoes to players on boys and girls basketball teams.
"It's been one of the coldest winters on record," Lower Brule Sioux Tribe Vice Chairman Boyd Gourneau told me.  "The entire Tribe is so appreciative of the coats we received for our youth and elders.  It's been such a great relationship, and we hope it grows."
-- We assisted in the purchase of a new backhoe for the Omaha Tribe in Nebraska.  The Tribe will now be able to complete the burial process for their loved ones even in the coldest winter months, as well as assist in water pipe repairs which, without a functioning backhoe, has left the tribe without water -- for days.
These projects were the first of many and we currently have over  forty additional projects currently in process.  We look forward to telling you more about these as our work proceeds.
For too long, the struggles of Native Americans have been ignored, unnoticed and unresolved.  As a team, we have honored them through our words and on the field, but now we will honor them through our actions.  We commit to the tribes that we stand together with you, to help you build a brighter future for your communities.
The Washington Redskins Original Americans Foundation will serve as a living, breathing legacy - and an ongoing reminder - of the heritage and tradition that is the Washington Redskins.  I'm glad to be able to launch this vital initiative today.
With Respect and Appreciation,

Dan Snyder
P.S.   Throughout this journey, there have been many incredible moments.  One of my favorite fan moments took place in Gallup, NM - to the cheers of dozens of Washington Redskins fans.  As Pueblo of Zuni Governor Arlen Quetawki noted, "We even had an unprompted welcoming party of Washington Redskins fans from Zuni and Navajo greet you when you departed from the airport!"  The passion and support for the Burgundy and Gold throughout the country has been overwhelming.


/Well at least the Lerners are cool
//Let's go Nats
 
2014-03-24 09:35:16 PM

Marcus Aurelius: Not Philly. Not Philly.  Not Philly.

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GOD DAMN IT SO MUCH


Why not? Who the fark are you expecting to land as a 3rd string practice QB?
 
2014-03-24 09:37:26 PM

Alkoholiker: Marcus Aurelius: Not Philly. Not Philly.  Not Philly.

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GOD DAMN IT SO MUCH

Why not? Who the fark are you expecting to land as a 3rd string practice QB?


I heard he has great clipboard hands.
 
2014-03-24 09:40:17 PM

dywed88: The Bestest: Brokenseas: Eh, how many teams in the NFL could win two or three playoff games with their backup starting?

the Favre/Rodgers Packers and Montana/Young Niners?

Brady. Kaepernick got within a couple yards of winning the Superbowl.

It is far from unheard of for a backup to be successful.


Roethlisberger won 13 regular season games and went to the AFC Championship as a backup,  He wasn't supposed to be a starter until his 2nd or 3rd year in the league.
 
2014-03-24 09:44:37 PM
Thus begins the rise of Sanchez.  Tiny headband sales in the Philadelphia area will go through the roof.
 
2014-03-24 09:53:56 PM
FINALLY!

www.officefurniturenow.com

...some good news!
 
2014-03-24 11:23:06 PM

TheOther: FINALLY!

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...some good news!



Cowboys have both Romo and Weedon on their roster.
 
2014-03-24 11:30:45 PM

Precious Roy's Horse Dividers: Meh, better backup than Barkley. Basically if Foles goes down the Eagles are screwed.


...what is it with USC QBs clumping together? Palmer and Leinart in Arizona and Oakland (though never the same year), and now Sanchez and Barkley in Philly.

/Somewhere, John David Booty is crying...though at least his life is not as bad as his brother's (just GIS "Josh Booty mugshot". That is all.)
 
2014-03-24 11:31:35 PM

veedeevadeevoodee: [fireden.net image 379x214]

/ Farmer better not draft Manziel ... *fingerz crossed*


Well, he's not even attending his Pro Day, so...

/I get the feeling he's not at all impressed with the top 3 QBs at all.
 
2014-03-24 11:48:48 PM

IlGreven: Precious Roy's Horse Dividers: Meh, better backup than Barkley. Basically if Foles goes down the Eagles are screwed.

...what is it with USC QBs clumping together? Palmer and Leinart in Arizona and Oakland (though never the same year), and now Sanchez and Barkley in Philly.

/Somewhere, John David Booty is crying...though at least his life is not as bad as his brother's (just GIS "Josh Booty mugshot". That is all.)


Here's the other thing I find weird: Other than 2002, when both Palmer and Leinart were playing, none of them were on the roster for USC at the same time.  The last 4 starting QBs from USC are all in the NFL and they are all terrible, except Palmer, who is mediocre.
 
2014-03-25 12:13:34 AM
Sanchez > Weeden.  That being said, what's up with the NFC East loading up on first round bust QBs?  Surprised the Redskins didn't trade for Gabbert.
 
2014-03-25 12:24:03 AM

Flying Lasagna Monster: Sanchez > Weeden.  That being said, what's up with the NFC East loading up on first round bust QBs?  Surprised the Redskins didn't trade for Gabbert.


Bust QBs are the new tiny giraffes.  Every billionaire who is not a dick has one.
 
2014-03-25 01:11:03 AM

T.rex: I get the double entrende in the headline subby, but are you implying that there's a single person in Cleveland who wanted Mark Sanchez?    We didn't even want him when he was thought to be good.  We traded that pick to the Jets, allowing them to draft him in the first place.


Yeah, I was looking for some connection, thinking Cleveland was trying to sign him or something. But no. Fark will have its scatological headline, facts (or even rumors) be damned. Such are our blessings. And you should count yours too -- you're rid of Weeden and you didn't sign Sanchez, all for nothing worse than a couple of poop jokes.
 
2014-03-25 03:28:05 AM
Man, I thought this would be about Sanchez going to the Browns, not the Eagles.

God damn it.
 
2014-03-25 05:44:08 AM

Brokenseas: sotua: Marcus Aurelius: Not Philly. Not Philly.  Not Philly.

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GOD DAMN IT SO MUCH

Seconded.

FFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUU

Eh, how many teams in the NFL could win two or three playoff games with their backup starting?  I can't think of a single one.

If Foles goes onto IR, the Eagles' season is done.  Just like if any other starter is out for the year, cross that team off the list of Lombardi aspirants.

But if Foles gets hurt and only misses a month during the season though, I think Sanchez is good enough to go 2-2 and not completely torpedo their playoff hopes.  That's all you can ask of a backup QB.


Now that The FFFFFFUUUU hace cleared, your point makes sense. He might be a bad starter, but at least he looks more like a starter and not, say, Seneca "go long. Like two or three blocks outside the stadium long" Wallace, or any of the other scrubs that hold clipboards around here.

Have them vikings hired any qb? Or are they sticking with the useless redhead?
 
2014-03-25 07:39:22 AM

Marcus Aurelius: Not Philly. Not Philly.  Not Philly.

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GOD DAMN IT SO MUCH


Relax, third-string.  If Sanchez takes the field for the Birds, a lot more has already gone wrong.
 
2014-03-25 07:25:53 PM

SilentStrider: TheOther: FINALLY!

[www.officefurniturenow.com image 475x316]

...some good news!


Cowboys have both Romo and Weedon on their roster.


Yeah.  Ima tellin' ya, I REALLY needed some good news...and Sanchez buttfumblin' the Iggles is good news.
 
2014-03-25 09:09:02 PM

TheOther: SilentStrider: TheOther: FINALLY!

[www.officefurniturenow.com image 475x316]

...some good news!


Cowboys have both Romo and Weedon on their roster.

Yeah.  Ima tellin' ya, I REALLY needed some good news...and Sanchez buttfumblin' the Iggles is good news.



Doesn't matter if he doesn't see the field.
 
2014-03-25 10:37:02 PM

SilentStrider: TheOther: SilentStrider: TheOther: FINALLY!

[www.officefurniturenow.com image 475x316]

...some good news!


Cowboys have both Romo and Weedon on their roster.

Yeah.  Ima tellin' ya, I REALLY needed some good news...and Sanchez buttfumblin' the Iggles is good news.


Doesn't matter if he doesn't see the field.


Keep whistlin'.  That graveyard is full of g...g...G...GHOSTS!!!
 
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