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  1. six-hopper

    2019 Offseason + Free Agency Thread

    Of course. He isn't nearly good enough to be worth putting up with the baggage he would bring with him. A lot of great talents, in many occupations, are ***holes and are tolerated because of their talent. But there is no good reason to put up with a troublemaker like Kaepernick who doesn't have the pros to outweigh his cons.
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    Fist City: population...Rod and Mario

    I hope you're wrong about Johnny Kane. He's the only thing about Tiger broadcasts that has been worse than Mario Impemba. Now that Mario is out of work, maybe he needs money and I could pay him to get into a fight with J(er)K.
  3. six-hopper

    2019 Offseason + Free Agency Thread

    I'm not here to talk about the present.
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    2019 Offseason + Free Agency Thread

    I disagree. Do promoters and record labels cancel concerts and refuse to sell music when the singers and bands involved do bad stuff? Are movies not released and an actor in it not paid because he is accused of hitting his girlfriend or is arrested for drug possession? I've never understood why sports, among all of the entertainment-providing businesses, have been singled out in many ways. Such as the big deal that was made of the NFL playing its games the weekend after the assassination of John Kennedy, or the cancellation or postponement of games after 9/11. Did every movie theater shut down after those events? Was every scheduled concert canceled? Were bands and karaoke machines silenced in every bar? Did TV networks stop airing shows and did radio stations decline to play music? Nope.
  5. six-hopper

    2018-19 Off-season Thread

    Back before every local game was televised and games involving other teams on television were especially scarce, Tiger games on the tube were a real treat, and things like the Game of the Week and especially the All Star Game were a very big deal to me as a baseball fan. The All Star Game was my principal chance to see the "exotic" great players of the National League -- the Willie Mayses and Hank Aarons and Mike Schmidts and Roberto Clementes and Johnny Benches and Steve Carltons of the world. And, of course, in that pre-Internet and pre-smart-phone age, keeping track of stuff like who had a big game last night, or who was leading the league in some stat, was vastly more difficult to do. Well worth the effort, but still a chore. I'm with you on not wanting to go back to that era, but nevertheless remembering it fondly.
  6. six-hopper

    2019 Offseason + Free Agency Thread

    I'd sign him in a New York second if I thought he could help my football team, and especially if he comes at a bargain rate. To me, what he does off the field is irrelevant to his employability for running with a football. There are civil and criminal justice systems for dealing with bad behavior outside of his workplace. If I were accused of domestic violence, or took illegal drugs, or engaged in some other misconduct away from my job, I would not be fired or suspended or suffer any punitive action from my employer. I suspect that that is true of most of the people on this board. This country once had a president who was "allegedly" a rapist and certainly committed perjury while in office, and he kept his position. Here, we're talking about a guy whose job is to run until someone else knocks him down. So I sure don't see why he should be prevented from working at his job based on what he did or allegedly did outside of it. I think that the NFL players' union has been taken for a ride by Roger Goody Two Shoes over the so-called "Personal Conduct" policy. I have long believed that the relevant provision in the CBA was intended to cover only misconduct that affected the game on the field or its "integrity" -- stuff like a player betting on his games, or shaving points, or attacking officials or coaches or spectators, or deliberately trying to injure other players, or intentionally using nonconforming footballs. I think that, at least, the union saw it that way. But when RGTS started handing out punishment for off-the-field stuff unrelated to football, the union went into a fetal position and took a beating without putting up a fight. The NFLPA has always been pretty weak, and it has been weakened a lot further under the Reign of Roger. As for the argument that letting bad people play football means that the league or the team condones or even tacitly approves of bad behavior like domestic violence, I don't buy that. A man beating up a woman is obviously a very bad thing. It's just not a thing that should be dealt with by the NFL, in my opinion.
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    Fist City: population...Rod and Mario

    Nationally known guys don't want to call the games of a team that has no nationally known players.
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    Fist City: population...Rod and Mario

    Shepard isn't great, but I can understand the Tigers wanting to plug in a familiar local voice; and someone can be far short of great and still be a huge upgrade over Mario Impemba. And the same goes for any color guy who is not Rod Allen when compared to Rod Allen. Mario and Rod were individually awful, and together they were a toxic combination. Bottom line, the Mario and Rod ****show did not set a high bar to clear -- it's actually far enough underground to be a magma-hot mess -- and Shepard and his partners should soar over it with ease.
  9. Maybe the Lions would do better if they followed the Patriots' formula of always picking at the bottom of the draft order instead of at the top. Go Pats!
  10. six-hopper

    2018-19 Off-season Thread

    Nothing in the annual pronouncements about Cabrera's spectacular physical condition is verifiable.
  11. six-hopper

    2018 Michigan Football

    Me, too. Gattis is a good get. Let's hope Harbaugh lets him take the shackles off of the offense.
  12. six-hopper

    2019 Offseason + Free Agency Thread

    I didn't look at the actual stats, so my take was just a guess at the possible reason for the difference. Every team plays the same number of regular season games, so the rankings in Total Points and Average Points Per Game should be the same unless some points are included in one category and not the other. Some points, obviously, can result from kickoff and punt returns and from scores by the defense, so if either or both of those types of scores are included in one category but not the other, the Total Points and Average Points Per Game won't be in sync. Also, if playoff games are included, a team could raise its Total Points ranking over teams that played fewer games (i.e., didn't make the playoffs or didn't go as far into them) but not get the same or any bump in Average Points Per Game. I suppose it's possible (though it seems unlikely to me) that points scored in Overtime could be treated differently, too, just as some baseball stats are calculated on a Per-Nine-Inning basis rather than a Per-Game one. Or maybe the numbers are crunched by the same guy who decided that Matt Stafford was worth being made the highest-paid player in the NFL, and they're simply wrong.
  13. six-hopper

    2019 Offseason + Free Agency Thread

    Maybe one includes scores by the defense and the other doesn't. In ranking an offense, it wouldn't make sense to give it credit for points that were scored while it wasn't on the field.
  14. six-hopper

    2018-19 Off-season Thread

    It's just about the money. He's getting a big AAV contract, albeit for only one annum. But after this year, he will need only a three-year deal for 31.75 million -- less than 10.6 million per year -- to do just as well as he would have if he accepted the Mets' offer. That's not a high bar to clear. So he's betting on himself and getting very good odds, and playing for a contending team. Quite likely a great move for both him and the Brewers.
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    2019 Offseason + Free Agency Thread

    I think they should get the slowest cornerback at the combine, if not the slowest one in the entire draft. You can never have enough guys like that.
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