brewman

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  1. I like the attitude, but Devonta don't go looking for contact. You won't survive the season.
  2. I'm going to sound like the crusty old guy, but I am what I am When it was announced that essentially the first half of the season would be played at Bobby Dodd my only real concern was the having to sit/stand in the afternoon GA sun for several hours. Even though they still haven't got the concession lines figured out yet the first couple of games weren't too bad because it hadn't heated up yet, but yesterday's experience for me wasn't good and it's only going to get worse heading into the real summer months. The biggest issue is concessions, or more accurately, the concessionaire's inability to deliver product. I went to get a bottle of water at halftime, stood in line for 15 minutes, and finally went back to my seat without, without water, a few minutes into the 2nd half. I have no doubt that if I had stayed in line until served I probably would have missed the first 20 minutes of the 2nd half. Making matters worse, the concessionaires insist on removing, and keeping, the caps on all water bottles so it's not even practical to buy several before the start of the game. At this point the enjoyment of attending the live match is quickly being overwhelmed by the negatives, and since they televise most/all of the games I will probably be couch-gating for the remainder of the day games at Bobby Dodd.
  3. To be clear, I would have bought season tickets even if I had known up front that the entire season would be played at Bobby Dodd, because I would have wanted to keep my place in line for seat selection at the Benz. I won't be attending any more day games at Bobby Dodd, but fortunately there's not too many of them left, and I'm still excited about seeing the inside of the new stadium in September.
  4. In a salary cap league cuts can also be because a good enough replacement is available at a cheaper price. That doesn't mean the cut player has nothing left.
  5. Enjoying the news is just a matter of playing mental games with yourself. Revel in the Saint's misfortune without enjoying a player's injury (as long as the player isn't a d-bag).
  6. For me metrics are really to confirm what you're seeing on tape; particularly when the player being evaluated isn't necessarily playing the "strongest" competition.
  7. The total misses by the draft ranking gurus just goes to show you how much weight teams give to intangible and immeasurable qualities.
  8. - Turn from your wicked ways Saints. Touch'em Lord, touch'em. Touch their heart. - There's a lot of effort they (the Saints) put into being stupid.
  9. What's the historical hit rate, league-wide, on rounds 4-7? I'm think rounds 4-5 you're pretty much hoping to get somebody that can contribute on special teams, and rounds 6-7 you're just playing with house money.
  10. The problem is that the NFL has pretty much also eliminated the ability of players to deal with excessive celebrations, because the over-the-top celebrations are almost always done by receivers and the "defenseless player" rules have made it very difficult to give a disciplinary de-cleater to them.
  11. If Free's deal gets done Oct/Nov time-frame as indicated by TD most, or all, of the cap hit will probably be deferred until next year and beyond.
  12. The Falcon's aren't the only NFL team taking a flyer on a collegiate track athlete hoping to turn them into a WR. I guess not surprisingly the Seahawks are trying it too, and have signed LSU's Cyril Grayson. Seahawks sign Cyril Grayson
  13. What is the downside of signing this guy? At worst he's training camp fodder like 30 other guys the Falcon's will bring in that basically have no shot at making the team, but at least he has obviously got what DQ and TD feel are athletic abilities that differentiate him from most other warm bodies. Why would anybody have a problem with this?
  14. Right back at ya. Let it go.
  15. Good read, but I'm really concerned that Quinn just doesn't understand why throwing a pass at that point in the game was the worst option to choose when considering risk/reward/situation.
  16. I guess the roof design didn't spec the correct kind of lube to open the roof sphincter.
  17. If bein, or univision, or any other Spanish network broadcasting the USMNT in the US would at least have an english SAP audio feed that would work too.
  18. It's pretty ridiculous that the only way to watch the games on TV is via a Spanish channel broadcast.
  19. Hopefully, if there is a delay with the roof completion it doesn't actually delay the stadium opening. As long as it's structurally sound they can work on the mechanism when the stadiums not in use. I'm fine with the roof being open.
  20. That was the best the USMNT has looked in quite a while. Dempsey looked reborn after being out with the heart issue.
  21. Yes, that's right. United has completed the transfer from Torino, and Martinez is now on a multi-year contract with your Atlanta United FC. Great news. http://www.atlutd.com/post/2017/03/21/atlanta-united-finalize-permanent-transfer-josef-martinez
  22. While the MLS does honor FIFA international windows there's no restriction on when games can resume, and we may not have Almiron, Martinez, Carmona, or Jones for the Seattle game depending on when they play their final match with their national squads. International play ends on 3/28, and we play Seattle three days later on 3/31.
  23. I don't believe the World Cup argument is correct. There were plenty of FIFA events played at the GA Dome, because they just brought in real grass for the matches. They'll do the same thing to accommodate FIFA events at the new stadium. We won't have to worry about bringing in top level players in their prime into MLS any time soon, because they (MLS) are being smart about maintaining financial viability as a league. The worst thing that could happen to MLS in general would be to remove salary cap restraints from teams, and then you'd up where most of the other major soccer leagues are. A few haves, and a bunch of have-not that have virtually no chance for a championship in any given year.
  24. MLS does adhere to sanctioned FIFA international breaks.
  25. It won't feel like a European stadium in July