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Photo Contest Stuff, Football, etc...

FortKnox (169099) writes | more than 11 years ago

User Journal 23

As far as the photo contest, I only got a few pictures, but it does include multiple female pics (two very nice ones, might I add), and a troll has sent me a pic. You can send me up to five pictures, and if you participated in the old contest just send a different picture (grow a beard or something to disguise). I didn't have time this weekend to setup a nice tomcat/struts website for them, so I'll do it this week or weekend. I'd like to end the contest this friday, but I'll need extraAs far as the photo contest, I only got a few pictures, but it does include multiple female pics (two very nice ones, might I add), and a troll has sent me a pic. You can send me up to five pictures, and if you participated in the old contest just send a different picture (grow a beard or something to disguise). I didn't have time this weekend to setup a nice tomcat/struts website for them, so I'll do it this week or weekend. I'd like to end the contest this friday, but I'll need extra time. So, I guess what I'm saying is:
SEND IN PICTURES!
Again, the email address is josh_at_marotti.com

How about the football this week? We all learned a buncha things! I'll help those that missed the games out:
Arizona isn't as bad as you expected, but detroit is already stellar on offense!
There is life in Atlanta after Vick.
The Rams aren't back to their old form (unless you mean last years 'old form').
The bears CAN get worse (hello kordell!).
Jacksonville still has SOME life left in it.
The Saints still know how to choke.
Drew Bledsoe FINALLY got himself some revenge! Buffalo is looking like a superbowl contender this year.
New England is looking crippled.
Clevelands young inexperienced D isn't all that bad.
Clevelands anticipated 'explosive' offense isn't as expected.
Indy's offense went from boring yet effective to just plain boring.
Houston went out to prove they aren't a pathetic newcoming, and succeeded.
Miami has realized that Wannested is worthless. He's had his last season as a head coach for the NFL.
Baltimore hasn't (and won't) returned to its superbowl defensive form.
Baltimore ISN'T a contender.
Ray Lewis' return was four tackles... that's it.
Tommy Maddox still has the gun of an arm.
Pittsburgh is alone on top of the North, already.
Plummer isn't the Broncos answer to the loss of Elway.
Portis is.
Oakland isn't out for the count, but they are starting to lose steam.
San Diego's young defense needs time to learn the system.
Priest Holmes has fully recovered from knee surgery.
Did I miss anything?
This list will be updated after tonights game.

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Canes! (1)

Otter (3800) | more than 11 years ago | (#6900274)

Did I miss anything?

I watched very little NFL yesterday, but that Florida-Miami game Saturday was superb, marred only by those two idiotic penalties for celebrating on Miami, either of which could easily have cost them the game. (Idiotic for drawing them, especially the second, and idiotic to call them in those situations for what seemed like some mild high-stepping.)

I also liked the guy holding up an "Ich bin ein Berliner" sign. ;-)

My brother's comment, with which I concur: "Why would any top recruit not go to Miami? They get drafted high by the NFL and they look they're having so much fun!"

Re:Canes! (1)

FortKnox (169099) | more than 11 years ago | (#6900902)

Florida GAVE that game to Miami. If they woulda stopped rotating QBs (and put the third stringer in to win it?!?!?!?!), they woulda had the game. Just be glad Berlin came through at the end.

For the Cowboys... (1)

johndiii (229824) | more than 11 years ago | (#6900430)

Even Bill Parcells (overrated?) can't make players perform consistently on the field.

Another long year for the Bears (1)

DaytonCIM (100144) | more than 11 years ago | (#6900509)

The Lions are pretty damn good. Scarey good. Packers and Vikes need to worry. With Mariucci (sp) I think the Lions are 2 years from making the Super Bowl.

I disagree about Arizona. I think they're still a terrible program and Smith is not going to give them 1300 yards this season.

The Rams suck as long as Warner is leading them. Time for Kurt to step down.

Kordell... Kordell... WHY!? I hope this is rock bottom for the Bears. The Bears defense SUCKED yesterday. Why is god punishing me?

Aaron Brooks just isn't progressing... time to start thinking about a trade.

You are absolutely right about the Bills. Damn they looked good yesterday.

Patriots suck. Long season for those folks (although they have a pretty stadium from which to watch the games).

The Browns offense just isn't.

Colts suck. Pure and simple. Maybe it's time to start comparing Manning to Testaverde? Colts and Saints should trade QBs.

Houston... wow. What the hell are they putting in those boys Wheaties? They are for real. Gonna be fun watching them upset teams all season and make the playoffs.

Miami should be embarrassed. But, there is far too much talent on the Dolphins for them not to make the playoffs.

Tommy Maddox, one word: awesome. Amos, Hines, and Plaxico, wow... Steelers offense is stellar. Steelers defense is pretty good as well. ;)

Plummer isn't the Broncos answer to the loss of Elway. Portis is.
Couldn't agree more. Plummer needs to settle into a supporting role for Portis. Just let Clinton rush for 150 yards a game and throw the ball every now and then. Personal opinion: Clinton Portis is the best back in the game right now.

The Geritol gang is on their way out. The way KC is playing, it's likely the Raiders will be watching the playoffs this year.

Priest Holmes is awesome and the Chiefs defense is good. I think the KC gang has a legitimate shot as the playoffs this year.

San Diego is a year away from the Super Bowl.

Re:Another long year for the Bears (1)

daoine (123140) | more than 11 years ago | (#6900647)

You are absolutely right about the Bills. Damn they looked good yesterday.

No kidding. As I watched my FF team get hammered yesterday, all I could think was "Wow, the Bills look like the best team in the NFL?!?"

I'll answer here so both can see.... (1)

SamTheButcher (574069) | more than 11 years ago | (#6900683)

The Rams suck as long as Warner is leading them. Time for Kurt to step down.

I've been saying this for the past year, but as a former LA resident and former Rams fan, I'm happy to see them lose and struggle. They had a good run there for a couple years. Warner is what he is. A pretty good arm on a pretty good body. They had a year that was struck by lighning. Let it go.

Patriots suck. Long season for those folks (although they have a pretty stadium from which to watch the games).

Unless you (meaning I) don't live there, and you just get to see the highlights and cringe. Well, it seems to have been a few good years for me - Pats, Bucs, Angels... I'm content for a while now. :)

Maybe it's time to start comparing Manning to Testaverde?

Glad to see I'm not the only one that is starting to think Payton isn't all that. Or a bag of chips.

Houston...Gonna be fun watching them upset teams all season and make the playoffs.

Hee hee. Yeah, huh!

Plummer isn't the Broncos answer to the loss of Elway. Portis is.
Couldn't agree more. Plummer needs to settle into a supporting role for Portis. Just let Clinton rush for 150 yards a game and throw the ball every now and then.

Disagree, sort of. Two of Jake's interceptions yesterday were not directly bad passes or poor judgement; one was a tip, one was a bomb that got there, but was picked. Even the announcer's said that it wasn't his fault, but that Lelie, as a young reciever, should have helped his quarterback out by either making the play or swatting the ball down. At least it wasn't the whatever-that-was that Kitna gave up for a touchdown. I was thinking of you lots yesterday, FK. :)

He's no Elway or Montana or McNair or McNabb...but he ain't Griese (thank $deity), and I think with a supportive coaching staff and the loads of talent around him (Lelie, Sharpe, McCaffrey, Portis, Smith), his confidence should build. No need to toss him under the bus just yet. :)

Second to last word: The officiating in the game last night was atrocious, the Titans probably shouldn't have won, but what a great story (and jorb) about the punter-turned-field-goal-kicker.

Last word: Go Bucs! :)

No, really (1)

Surak (18578) | more than 11 years ago | (#6900758)

and a troll has sent me a pic.

No, really, the pic I sent you, that's my REAL pic... don't hate me and call me a troll just because I'm beautiful! ;)

Oh...I bet your talking about someone else... nevermind.

Hunh? Grammatical mistake (1)

Surak (18578) | more than 11 years ago | (#6900816)

The Lions are pretty damn good. Scarey good. Packers and Vikes need to worry. With Mariucci (sp) I think the Lions are 2 years from making the Super Bowl.

You used the terms 'Lions' and 'Super Bowl' in the same sentence. I believe that this is a severe grammatical error, no matter what language you are speaking.

DISCLAIMER: I am from Detroit. ;)

re: the Browns and Football (1)

sielwolf (246764) | more than 11 years ago | (#6901110)

Ehh... I have a feeling that this game was a fluke (i.e. the D isn't this good and the O isn't that bad). How the hell do you have two first downs within 3 yards of the endzone and not get at least one TD? Would've won the game. Holcomb started hot but then played conservative down in the second half when the Browns needed him most.

And don't forget: the Browns O-line lost starter Ross Verba in the last week of preseason. The reshuffle that followed easily leads to yesterday's results.

And I love the young Brownie LBs... but young players are hot/cold. I have a feeling the Colts O was just as out of wack as the Browns'. So I wouldn't call it a great performance unless it was against a hot team.

Same thing about the Lions (putting up points on the Cards is like the Sun rising in the East) or Broncos (I'm not sold. Beating the Bengals is like putting points on the Cards. Just wait until they need to rely on "The Snake" to get them out of a hole.).

Right now I'm thinking that getting rid of Corey Fuller was a great thing for the Browns' D: How many taunting and pass interference penalties did he get against the Steelers yesterday? Talks a lot and Plaxico still lit him up. Sadly the young Browns' secondary is still prone to the hurry up/no huddle.

Some other thoughts: I'm glad that Tom Brady is being shown for the lucky talentless bum he is. Doug Johnson looked ok... after the first half. Against a more determined team (Philly, TB) you don't get as many chances as he did. Bill Romanowski is DONE. (one you missed) Delhomme looked scary... like Kurt Warner scary.

Well, this looks like a good place for a rant (1)

Em Emalb (452530) | more than 11 years ago | (#6901342)

The bears looked shitty. the 49ers aren't that damned good. The D was most definitely not Scottish. (if it's not Scottish....It's CRAAAAP!!!)

The offense would have been run smoother if they had plucked a random Junior High kid out of the crowd and put him in. Kordell overthrew about 10^450 receivers.

They sucked so bad, in fact, I stopped watching and went outside and sat on the patio.

yes, it's only one game in a new season. I have felt enough pain over the last 18 years though. WTF changed in 2 years? How do you go from 13-3 to this debacle of a year last? And now this.

Hmmm....thinking, thinking......

Gooooooooooo FALCONS!!!!

and uh....just wait til next year, folks. The Bears will be back. I leave you with this little tidbit:

the Kordell Stewart era got off to a horrible start with a 49-7 loss in San Francisco. Stewart completed 14 of 34 passes for 95 yards, was intercepted three times, was sacked five times and lost a fumble. Chicago was held to eight first downs and 127 total net yards, only 55 of which came on the ground. The defense had no sacks. Meanwhile, San Francisco racked up 391 total net yards, 162 on the ground. Stewart's 3-yard scoring pass to Desmond Clark early in the second quarter brought the Bears within 10-7, but the 49ers rolled after that. Chicago had only 21:59 of possession. "I'm embarrassed," All-Pro linebacker Brian Urlacher said. "That was the worst game we've played since I've been here."

After 1 game? (1)

MagnetarJones (447059) | more than 11 years ago | (#6902478)

I don't think anything we saw this week in Football can be ANY indication of how any one team will do for the whole year. Lets give it 4 or 5 weeks to weed out the cellar dwellers from the rest.

The Lions beat the Cardinals, now there a Contender for the Super Bowl in 2 years???? ROFLFAO

Re:After 1 game? (1)

MagnetarJones (447059) | more than 11 years ago | (#6902507)

they're NOT there

I swear I pushed the preview button

Re:After 1 game? (1)

FortKnox (169099) | more than 11 years ago | (#6902712)

My esp helps, too ;-)

you forgot the Titians (1)

EggMan2000 (308859) | more than 11 years ago | (#6902590)

The Titians are going to do some major damage this year. The are now the second most exciting team to watch next to KC. But KC vs TEN will make a great AFC championship game.

Patriots got a new game plan... (1)

SolemnDragon (593956) | more than 11 years ago | (#6902679)

It's called, "Let's give away our good players!!!"

Step 1: Trade away Bledsoe.

Step 2: Continue the trading, giving players to teams that they're about to face on-field

Step 3: Watch morale of remaining players crumble!!

Step 4: Oh, wait, this was a bad idea! Well, it's too late now, that's for sure!!!!

Step five: Oh, well- what can we do?? Watch former players fight one another for super bowl. Bet heavily on former players.

Step 6: Profit!!!

Seriously, did they promise someone they'd take a dive or something? I mean, i'm from boston, quit making me 'shamed to say that!!!

contest? (1)

heliocentric (74613) | more than 11 years ago | (#6905270)

Sorry, I've been out of town for a while and I lost a ton of /. messages, are we doing a new contest for something?

Re:contest? (1)

Some Woman (250267) | more than 11 years ago | (#6906211)

New photo contest (because so many more people have joined the ranks). New opportunity to lick your acquaintances.

Re:contest? (1)

handsomepete (561396) | more than 11 years ago | (#6906715)

" New photo contest (because so many more people have joined the ranks). New opportunity to lick your acquaintances."

And that, in turn, is a new excuse to clean your monitor.

Re:contest? (1)

forged (206127) | more than 11 years ago | (#6929143)

Shit, I chose a rather poor photo of myself to sent to Josh. Well, if needs be I could always re-send a sexier one :-)

Contest... (1)

arb (452787) | more than 11 years ago | (#6905947)

I hope to have a picture or two to send you later in the week. This time I will try to not look so excited about the prospect! ;-)

Female pix (1)

The Matrix Has Me (687370) | more than 11 years ago | (#6907330)

but it does include multiple female pics (two very nice ones, might I add)

So, how many female pics in total?

Shredded Eagles (1)

curtisk (191737) | more than 11 years ago | (#6909124)

Good god, what was last nights game about? They looked horrible! I'm hoping it was first ("real")game jitters, or maybe they were shaken up by the fireworks and show before the game :)

The new line has to protect McNabb a hell of a lot better than they did yesterday. Ugh hell, even Sapp got a catch thru the defense! LOL

POssible Pic (1)

Saige (53303) | more than 11 years ago | (#6911099)

Let me see if I can dig up a decent picture of me, and if so, I'll gladly join in this one. If not, well, that's the way it goes...
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