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I would love to debate this topic. Not a fan of either list in their entirety but will weigh the arguments.
Posted Monday February 06, 2012, About: How will this SB be remembered?
Bradshaw's gaff won't be remembered because it didn't change anything. For me, the 12 men on the field penalty on the Patriots that negated a fumble recovery IN THE RED ZONE and resulted in a TD by the Giants was the key error in the game. Without it, the Patriots win. It was a dumb and inexcusable mistake and shouldn't happen after week 2 or 3 never mind the Superbowl.
I am very sorry that things ended the way they did for JoePa. While not necessarily a Penn State fan I always respected Paterno and the Penn State program for doing things right and still being successful. It is very true that he contributed a great deal to Penn State, his players and society in general and you can't forget that.

With that said, there is a saying in the military; "One aww Sh@$ can erase a whole lot of Atta Boys." This was a HUGE aww Sh@$ ! As a parent, a coach and a human being I am finding it extremely difficult to get around this issue for Joe. It wasn't difficult and there was ONLY one choice to make. The VERY minute he was told that Sandusky was raping a young child in the shower on campus he should have acted. PERIOD. It is unconscionable to have acted otherwise. I get that he says he turned this over to administration but this is a CRIME and the police needs to be called ASAP. Not only that, this is JoePa we are talking about. Does anyone believe that Penn State would have prevented him from dismissing Sandusky from his staff immediately? Even if he feared for his job (which I think is preposterous) there is but one course of action in this instance and he failed horribly and tragically.
There are a few misconceptions here. I happen to work at a State University and as you might guess, been involved with the Athletic Department. The argument that Paterno informed the AD and thus had no other courses of action available to him are erroneous. A Head Coach would be well within his rights to suspend an assistant from his team and ban him from the facilities until such time as a resolution one way or the other can be found. Once he informed the AD, it is still within his rights to inform the authorities if he so chooses. State law would protect him from any reprisal on the matter not to mention...he is Joe Paterno AND his actions were to protect innocent children. While he may have satisfied any institutional or legal obligations, he failed miserably in meeting his moral and ethical responsibilities. The argument that somehow it was a catch22 is also laughable. It isn't likely that anyone could have touched him had he made the report to the police but even if that were so, we are now saying that Paterno's job is more important than the safety and welfare of numerous children. He preaches about turning his players from boys into men but when it was his turn to illustrate how a man should face tough decisions and stand up for those that can not stand up for themselves, he fails miserably!

Deeds NOT Words make the man!
Posted Wednesday November 09, 2011, About: Paterno should not step down or get fired..
"The world will be a darker place without coach Paterno on tv.. "

There is a saying in the service, "one awe **** can wipe out a whole lot of atta boys!"
Everything JoePa ever said of stood for is for naught. He claimed to be building men not football players yet when he himself needed to be a man, step up and do the right thing and protect children, he did the very least. One of his very own former players that had become a grad assistance actually witnessed a child being sexually abused and did NOTHING! He actually walked away and called his "daddy" who reinforced this gutless behavior.

HCF, you accused someone earlier of not knowing much about men. Well, I will be your huckleberry. I am a decorated combat veteran, a long time coach, teacher, father and husband. I think I know a little bit about being a man. IF...I caught wind of anyone, never mind a colleague doing the things Sandusky did, they would be getting off easy if all I did was call the police. Likely, I would be calling the police to turn myself in for castrating the SOB before they got there.

Honor is about deeds NOT words!
Posted Wednesday November 09, 2011, About: Paterno should not step down or get fired..
Jesus Freakin Christ! Are you serious Frog? A MAN would NEVER sit back and allow children to be harmed even once never mind 10 years. I can not over state how disgusted I am with the 7 adults with knowledge of what was going on and did NOTHING! If one of those kids were mine, I would not only have Sandusky's balls "literally" on a platter, I would have Paternos, the AD, the graduates assistant that saw it happening and walked away and anyone else that had a chance and and obligation to stop this as well. I find it impossible to respect any opinion otherwise. I am a very easy going and fair guy but if you hurt a kid that goes out the window.
Posted Thursday October 13, 2011, About: Aaron Rodgers is a better quarterback than Tom Brady
To start with, statistics can mean something if applied appropriately and if there is a large enough sample size. Deciding that one player is better than another based on less than a third of a season, they have no opponents in common and play in different systems is sketchy at best.

I think left is way off the mark with his claim that Brady has a superior receiving corp. Brady has a great "slot" receiver, NO deep threat and a couple of good young tight ends. Ocho Cinco?? REALLY? Have you watched a Patriot game this season? He has been a non factor. He has 9 catches in 5 games for 136 yards and hasn't had more than 2 catches in any one game. Branch is far and away a more integral part of the offense. Rogers has a little advantage called a defense.

I don't want to sound like I am necessarily picking Brady over Rogers... These two could are most accurately described as 1a and 1b right now. I would take either guy on my team and be happy.
Posted Tuesday October 04, 2011, About: Boston is a vastly overrated sports city
The only city to ever have all 4 major sports franchises win a championship in less than 8 years. Love'em or hate'em you can't take that away. I don't if they are the number one sports city or not but they are easily on the short list. It is difficult to come up with a city that has had the same success across the board in a given period of time.

The left pretty much lost any chance of winning when he damaged his arguments with the Patriots cheating thing. It illustrates both a lack of knowledge about what the actual infraction really was, the history of such infractions and the punishments that have been doled out. When you allow emotion to trump logic, your arguments go down the tubes!
Posted Friday September 30, 2011, About: The Yankees lost on purpose to spite the Red Rox
I am both a Red Sox fan AND as my moniker my suggest, a baseball coach of many years. IMHO it doesn't matter in the least if the Yankees threw the game. Bottom line, IF YOU GO 7 AND 20 IN SEPTEMBER YOU DO NOT HAVE ANYONE ELSE TO BLAME FOR NOT MAKING THE PLAYOFFS BUT YOURSELF! I beg other Sox fans to stop embarrassing the rest of us. We gloated and had a great time when the Yankees blew a 3-0 lead in the playoffs to us. Now the shoe is on the other foot so let's shut up and take our medicine. I have allowed all my Yankee and otherwise friends to line up and take their shots without a peep so long as they were factually accurate and fair.

On another note, if I were the Yankee manager, playing a game that meant absolutely nothing to me or my team, two days away from entering the playoffs, you wouldn't see a SINGLE name on a jersey in the lineup that you recognized. My job is to make sure my team is rested and my pitching rotation is set-up for the task at hand. It is NOT my job to worry about the Rays or Red Sox.
I would argue Willie Mays is "unarguably" the greatest center fielder of all time. No player can match his total game and mastery of all 5 tools. I would gladly accept a TD otherwise.
Posted Wednesday August 31, 2011, About: Predict the schedule: Jets
Look at their schedule DJ!?! It is pretty friendly as a whole!
Posted Wednesday August 31, 2011, About: Predict the schedule: Jets
LOL Actually, I HATE the Jets and ANY team that has "NY" at the head of their team. Always have and probably always will. That said, I just think that they have a great deal of talent, a coach that gets his players to play hard for him and a pretty stiff defense. That coupled with the fact that they get to play Buffalo twice, Raider, Broncos Redskins and Chiefs effectively giving them 6 wins. Add that to the yearly splits with the Dolphins and Pats and they are already at 8-2.
Posted Friday August 26, 2011, About: Yankees or Red Sox? Who will win the AL East?
Dyhard, you might be the first and ONLY person I have heard describe the Yankees starting rotation as "solid." That is a bunch of bologna LOL They have CC...that's it!

I see the offenses as a wash, the Yankees get an ever so slight edge in the bull pen but the starting rotation MUST go to the Sox 2-1. That being Beckett and Lester vs CC. Lackey has his decent starts and the kid Miller is looking good. This difference is what has been the difference between the two when the face one another. If the Yankees can't batter your pitching into submission...they are in trouble. 11-2 is pretty telling really. I read the BS about the 8-0 start in the comments. EVEN if the were to lose 5 of the remaining 6 they win the series but I see it going 3-3 at worst. Their respective remaining schedules are pretty even so that shouldn't be much of a factor.

All this said...the left isn't defending his position well enough
Posted Thursday August 25, 2011, About: The Tigers are potentially legit contenders
I have to say, I LOVE the phrase "potentially legit!" LMAO
Is that not very near an oxymoron?

potentially - possible but "NOT" yet "actual"

legit - authentic or true

How can something be at once authentic and "NOT yet actual" LOL
Posted Friday August 19, 2011, About: Top Ten Quarterbacks in the NFL, current.
I believe Brady proved in 2007 that he could throw the deep ball if given a deep threat. You have to win with what you have. That is simply being smart.
Posted Friday August 19, 2011, About: Top Ten Quarterbacks in the NFL, current.
I don't believe I said any such thing. But once in awhile, the defense does have to win a game for the team. The offense carried the load that season and once in awhile, no matter what the sport, the offense is going to have a bad day. Championship teams have to be able to win either way.
Posted Friday August 19, 2011, About: Top Ten Quarterbacks in the NFL, current.
I would also agree that passer rating is not and should not be considered the be all, end all of QB stats. When you look at guys that are in a group with a few points difference between them one way or another, that is one thing. When you have a guy that is 10 points better than the QB in second place (NOT Rodgers BTW) then that deserves a bit of attention.
Posted Friday August 19, 2011, About: Top Ten Quarterbacks in the NFL, current.
What chances are you referring to? The man threw nearly 500 passes, completed 66% of them for 36 TDs (more than anyone else in the league) ?!? What else can be asked of a QB? He did all this with no deep threat on the roster.
Posted Friday August 19, 2011, About: Top Ten Quarterbacks in the NFL, current.
BTW, the Patriots post season woes of late are due to defensive issues. If you remember, Brady put the Patriots ahead 14-10 with 2:42 remaining in the game and the defense allowed the Giants to score with 35 seconds left.
Posted Friday August 19, 2011, About: Top Ten Quarterbacks in the NFL, current.
and a quick check of last seasons statistics show that Brady had a better year last year. Yes, The Packers were better than the Patriots but Brady was awesome. You can cry about the system all you want but when I guy throws nearly 500 passes, completes 66% of them and connects for 36 TDs against an unbelievable "4" Interceptions all freakin' year....THAT is amazing.

Rodgers was also awesome and but threw more than double (11) the interceptions with 8 less TD passes with nearly the exact same number of attempts.
Posted Friday August 19, 2011, About: Top Ten Quarterbacks in the NFL, current.
Nicely put.
Fans are fickle and have difficulty remembering anything longer than a year ago. Rodger's is the "QB du jour." Everybody respects Rodgers and he is a great QB. When he is done, he may well be the best QB on this list, who knows? Like Frank said in earlier comment, There are two guys on the list ahead of him that have been consistently great for a decade and have HOF statistics to back them up as well as a stocked trophy case.
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