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Like the links? Kick off some conversations about them, for crying out loud!Favre to the Jets huh? Well, the schedule sure does favor them. I just knew he'd be a Buc, interesting. Can he sign a one year deal, then become an unrestricted FA? How does that work?

Had to TIVO Hard Knocks last night, as Nat wanted to go to the pool. I'll be watching it tonight, was too exhausted.

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  • QOTD: How many wins will the Jets get this year?
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# 1 boomhauertjs @ 08/07/08 09:11 AM
LINKS: Dark Knight has made over $400 million and the film industry is going to go out of business? Ha.

What's Up? Last night of basketball for about a month. My body (and feet especially) needs the break. And I need some new shoes.

QOTD: I'm guessing around 8-8 or 9-7.
 
# 2 Scott @ 08/07/08 09:14 AM
Headed to Oklahoma after I get off work today, my gf's sister is at a band camp at Beavers Bend.

QOTD: Not enough to make the playoffs.
 
# 3 callmetaternuts @ 08/07/08 09:15 AM
Whats up? Im pissed at the whole Favre thing.....heres a copy and paste job from another thread (from me) .

Dont wanna drag this thread down, but it is Off Topic, and im a little pissed. Been a Favre fan since the mid 90's, before everyone else was on his jock. Ive never seen him play in person. I have an autographed picture on my wall, anda signed ball from the actual game he broke Marino's TD record (one of 44 he signed). Before he retired i knew the Packers were playing the Bucs (my favorite/hometown team) so i was finally gonna get to see him play. He retires, so i cant see him play. He comes back, and if he plays for GB i see him play, if he comes to TB i get to see him every week. Now he goes to the f-n Jets, where ill never see him play (person or TV). Just pissed off. Im 28, so its not like this kills me, but by far my favorite player and i was so close, and now...............nothing. Ill admit, im extremely disappointed, i have season tickets to the Bucs and get to see great athletes every Sunday, and the on i wanted to see wont happen...............

Beside that, getting new washer and dryer and a new fan today.

QOTD:: SCREW THE JETS!!!!!!! Maybe 9, but im not a huge NYJ fan.

Links: Why didnt i have a babysitter like that? Im an American and i like soccer, so that didnt ring true with me.
 
# 4 boomhauertjs @ 08/07/08 09:16 AM
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Originally Posted by Scott
band camp at Beavers Bend.
There's just something funny about that statement. I think we can thank American Pie for that.
 
# 5 southernbelle @ 08/07/08 09:24 AM
i do not know how many games the jets will win, but i know that ny football just got a boost!
 
# 6 GreatScot @ 08/07/08 09:59 AM
Re: Favre signing a FA deal: Favre has three years left on his current contract.

As a lifetime Packers fan, I'm sad to see it come to this. I have, however, become sick of the Brett Favre drama. He's held the team hostage for the last 3 offseasons, so now it's finally over.

QOTD: I don't think Favre is still as good as everybody thinks. 8-8 if the Jets are lucky.
 
# 7 slickdtc @ 08/07/08 10:06 AM
LINKS: Although that article on why soccer should be more important in the USA was kind of like a message board post, it did raise some good points. However, now that it's gone by the wayside, I don't think it'll ever reach the levels of the other major sports just because everyone is so hardheaded in their thinking. If they don't like soccer now, they never will. I'm not a big soccer fan, but I'll watch a game every now and then and I would never badmouth a sport just because it's not my favorite. Unfortunately, I'm in the minority when it comes to that.

QOTD: They should be average no matter who they have behind center. I happen to think Chad Pennington, if placed in the right system and with the right team, could be a good quarterback once again. He's gotten a bad rap there in NY. I think Favre will get a bit exposed, he'll have a big drop off from last year's numbers (which isn't all that bad, considering he put up some really good numbers) and put up average to below average numbers this year. Then we get to start the retirement talks all over again!
 
# 8 MMChrisS @ 08/07/08 11:12 AM
A) Americans will never like soccer, unless it becomes less boring.

B) People downloading films putting the film industry out of business is laughable. If movies are worth watching, people are going to go to the movies (see: movies still setting records for opening weekends)

C) Apple is going to have to lower prices no doubt, I just wish it would've happened about 2 months ago

QOTD: 6...maybe 7
 
# 9 distauma @ 08/07/08 11:29 AM
Links: That babysitter video is classic...

QOTD: Being a Jets fan and only 23, so basically only experiencing the rough years, I couldn't be happier with this move. It's a no brainer!! I was saying it from the second speculation of Favre getting traded began. I'm gonna say 10-6... The team really underperformed last year and they've rebuilt the line on both sides of the ball... And Cotchery and Coles is one of the most underrated 2-punch at wide receiver in the entire NFL. I hope Favre puts them on the map.
 
# 10 yamabushi @ 08/07/08 11:41 AM
QOTD: 6-7, Is there a chance that when the Jets play the Pats one Favres many, many errant passes beans Brady in the eye?

Quote:
Originally Posted by MMChrisS
A) Americans will never like soccer, unless it becomes less boring.
If americans can watch nap time favorites like baseball & golf they can watch soccer.
 
# 11 The GIGGAS @ 08/07/08 12:33 PM
I call bull**** on the piracy article. Piracy has always existed. It won't not exist.

It's on the film industry anyway to make going to the movies a better option than downloading movies.
 
# 12 Acid @ 08/07/08 12:56 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by MMChrisS
A) Americans will never like soccer, unless it becomes less boring.
Explain baseball then.

Soccer is waaay more entertaining than baseball.
 
# 13 The GIGGAS @ 08/07/08 01:02 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Acid
Explain baseball then.

Soccer is waaay more entertaining than baseball.
Baseball, like all good American sports, has breaks.
 
# 14 Acid @ 08/07/08 01:04 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by The GIGGAS
Baseball, like all good American sports, has breaks.
So you'd rather spend 4 hours on a baseball game that stops all the time (commercials and what not) than a soccer game that has 90 minutes of action and no commercials except during the half?

Seems ridiculous to me. I could watch two soccer games in the span of one baseball, football, or basketball game.
 
# 15 The GIGGAS @ 08/07/08 01:28 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Acid
So you'd rather spend 4 hours on a baseball game that stops all the time (commercials and what not) than a soccer game that has 90 minutes of action and no commercials except during the half?

Seems ridiculous to me. I could watch two soccer games in the span of one baseball, football, or basketball game.
Does soccer have breaks?

I'm not talking for myself, as my first post had a little in jest. I enjoyed Euro 2008 and the last WC. But, all of the really popular American sports have breaks. Soccer doesn't.
 
# 16 MMChrisS @ 08/07/08 02:09 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Acid
So you'd rather spend 4 hours on a baseball game that stops all the time (commercials and what not) than a soccer game that has 90 minutes of action and no commercials except during the half?

Seems ridiculous to me. I could watch two soccer games in the span of one baseball, football, or basketball game.
Action? Soccer? Puhhleeze. Guys running around on grass kicking a ball back and forth and then every now and then actually making an effort to score is hardly action at a pace that American's are accustomed to. It's not a money making venture and I'm not quite so sure it's all that exciting outside of a few times when the ball is down near the goal.

The thing with baseball is that anything can happen at any time. Soccer? Unless the ball is on one end of the field or the other, no team has a chance to score. With baseball, a team can score on any pitch so to say baseball is boring would be like calling soccer a vapid vanilla waste of time.
 
# 17 Acid @ 08/07/08 03:09 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by The GIGGAS
Does soccer have breaks?

I'm not talking for myself, as my first post had a little in jest. I enjoyed Euro 2008 and the last WC. But, all of the really popular American sports have breaks. Soccer doesn't.
No, soccer doesn't have breaks except for halftime.

Quote:
Originally Posted by MassNole
Define action............. Sure soccer doesn't have the breaks but it is hardly edge of your seat non-stop action like say even NASCAR (god I need to shower now).
I challenge anyone to find a more exciting stretch than the last 10 minutes of a game with a team up 1-0 and the losing team is trying to equalize.

Quote:
Originally Posted by MMChrisS
Action? Soccer? Puhhleeze. Guys running around on grass kicking a ball back and forth and then every now and then actually making an effort to score is hardly action at a pace that American's are accustomed to. It's not a money making venture and I'm not quite so sure it's all that exciting outside of a few times when the ball is down near the goal.

The thing with baseball is that anything can happen at any time. Soccer? Unless the ball is on one end of the field or the other, no team has a chance to score. With baseball, a team can score on any pitch so to say baseball is boring would be like calling soccer a vapid vanilla waste of time.
The work that goes into a goal makes it so much more enjoyable than anything else in sports, IMO. Maybe I'm just weird for liking to watch a sport where 11 players are working together as a team to get a goal.
 
# 18 ManiacMatt1782 @ 08/07/08 05:02 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Acid
No, soccer doesn't have breaks except for halftime.



I challenge anyone to find a more exciting stretch than the last 10 minutes of a game with a team up 1-0 and the losing team is trying to equalize.



The work that goes into a goal makes it so much more enjoyable than anything else in sports, IMO. Maybe I'm just weird for liking to watch a sport where 11 players are working together as a team to get a goal.

Stanley Cup Playoffs - OT

Game Set Match.
 
# 19 yamabushi @ 08/07/08 05:07 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by MMChrisS
Action? Soccer? Puhhleeze. Guys running around on grass kicking a ball back and forth and then every now and then actually making an effort to score is hardly action at a pace that American's are accustomed to. It's not a money making venture and I'm not quite so sure it's all that exciting outside of a few times when the ball is down near the goal.

The thing with baseball is that anything can happen at any time, But doesnt. Soccer? Unless the ball is on one end of the field or the other, no team has a chance to score. With baseball, a team can score on any pitch so to say baseball is boring would be like calling soccer a vapid vanilla waste of time.
Fixed.
and nobodies explained golf yet.....
 
# 20 MMChrisS @ 08/07/08 05:10 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by ManiacMatt1782
Stanley Cup Playoffs - OT

Game Set Match.
That's a good one. Let's see if I can't find another few:

Final drive of last year's super bowl...

Any time when a team is down and is driving for the win in football.

A neck and neck basketball game coming down to the last minute of play.

A tied baseball game coming into the 9th in a big game atmosphere.

The Daytona 500 where there are a couple laps left with a couple (or more) guys vying for the win.

The entire playoff of the US Open this year was quite exciting.

Federer/Nadal was way up there on the excitement list.

The fact of the matter is, every sport can be really exciting for those watching it. But when all a fan of a sport has to hang their hat on is watching guys work together as a team (something most sports share in common) and the last 10 minutes of the game, they are grasping at straws to make it exciting. I don't blame anyone for watching Soccer or for enjoying it. But it's not as appealing to American's and never will be. And for anyone to claim it is a better sport than any American sport because of the reasons cited above is...just not that convincing.
 

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