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  1. Let it be bumped. Some OT threads are good for the soul. What are you missing? More threads on who our RG should be? The newest thread on why Matt Ryan does or doesn't suck? More hype threads on our drafted players? Don't misunderstand, I read all of them. But I have no trouble skipping over what I'm tired of reading.
  2. If this topic is going to meet its end, I'll say this (and I know I'm on a high horse, but there's no other way to say it): Many points have been made that there is hypocrisy in outrage for the death of a dog given the cruelties to which many other animals are subjected as livestock or hunted game. The larger point is that outrage should be expressed for ANY form of animal cruelty. Yes, more people will readily acknowledge it when a 7 pound dog is brutally killed for no reason. But animal cruely should be equally fought in our factory farms, or pure trophy hunting. So outrage for the dog sho
  3. Correct me if I'm wrong, but your argument is that we already allow "cruelty" in factory farming or hunting and thus we shouldn't overreact to kicking a dog to death. In other words, animals don't have the same rights, and Shembo's crime needs to be weighed in relation to the cruelties the laws already accept. My point is pretty obvious no matter how hard you try to miss it. The laws regarding cruelty in factory farming or hunting are wrong, thus it's not a justification to point to those laws for Shembo. And of course, this is beside the point that the laws for animal cruelty for domestica
  4. Yeah, Shembo's admission of that fact seals the case. He kicked it. Under any circumstance, now explaing why the dog suffered such severe injuries. Sounds like a blatant effort to get the charge reduced, not deny complicity in the crime.
  5. Do you not realize that these practices are wrong? Your argument is that since these abhorrent practices are currently legal, we should not treat Shembo's crimes as being abhorrent. Forget what is "legal" for a moment, and think about what's right.
  6. We're in complete agreement. Gestation crates? Forcing cows to eat corn feed to fatten them up when it's literally poison? Jamming chickens into spaces where they can barely turn around, and never see sunlight? Not allowing any of these animals to experience their genetically predisposed needs, or live natural lives until slaughter? All while forgetting that they are social, care about their offspring, and genuinely suffer? The laws regarding animal cruelty to livestock are obviously terrible. And we really should be ashamed for that. But until we reach that enlightenment, we at least h
  7. Respectfully, I think you're wrong. Unless he's willing to take the stand, a jury is going to see that the dog suffered substantial injury in his care, that he didn't notice, and did nothing about it. More importantly, there is a distinct difference between possible and plausible. In other words, it's possible that the dog suffered those injuries on its own. But any DA is going to argue that it isn't plausible. Reasonable doubt is not defined by possible. It's defined by plausible. If Shembo doesn't take the stand, it will be very hard for a jury to conclude that he "reasonably" didn't
  8. I see posts here comparing the factory food industry, or hunting, to this situation. Let's break that down: Factory Food: Chickens, pigs, and cows are undeniably subject to cruelty. But just because the laws currently sanction it, or don't define cruelty adequately, doesn't mean it's right. In fact, there is a growing movement to reform those laws to make livestock lives more humane. Laws evolve with the consciousness of people. There once was a time when blacks were property, or women couldn't vote. We got past that, and now gays are fighting to marry, and thankfully winning inch by in
  9. Healthy 7 pound dog is left solely in the care of Shembo. Girlfriend returns to find said dog near death. Dog dies, and conclusion is not only did it die from blunt force trauma, but injuries are so extensive they involve nearly all the dog's internal organs, not just a bump on the head. I know we live in the age of CSI and youtube, but you don't need Clarence Darrow to win this case. Shembo can plead the 5th all he wants, but what jury is going to believe that the dog suffered mortal injuries and he was completely oblivious, not to mention the dying dog crawled into its crate?
  10. What is the logic behind shrinking the board ? Is it because the internet is running out of space ? Or is it because the internet is getting narrower ?
  11. There is no way anyone likes this skinny board. It's beyond insane. No board does this.
  12. The rollout is one of the more hated plays on this board and I understand why. I saw all your games last year and it frequently resulted in a toss out of bounds. It's surprising to me because the rollout at BC was one of his most effective plays. He never ran, but he was deadly in his ability to throw to the whole field on the move. It could be a college thing. College strengths don't always translate. But my guess is it becomes a better play rather than one that gets taken from the playbook. Ryan excels when the defense is adjusting. And Ryan is a great passer running. At some point,
  13. I didn't see the pass so I don't know if this is accurate, but in general this is one of Ryan's trademarks. He throws to complete the ball where it can't get picked better than most QB's. He's absolutely great at this throwing to the outside shoulder on side routes. For what it's worth, I don't see arm strength as being an issue. I think the main issue he's had as a pro is throwing off the 3 and 5 step drops. It's pretty apparent that he's been effective in the no huddle. That's partially because he's so cerebral, but it also has to do with throwing out of the shotgun. I don't know if pe
  14. I'm biased on this topic since I went to BC, but I see the same thing happening in Atlanta that I saw when he was in college. The thing about Ryan is he creates a culture. At BC, he was the hardest working guy playing the most visible position who never drew attention to himself and put winning first. Sounds like a cliche which is exactly why it worked for him. Guys saw it was completely sincere and adopted his whole ethic. His character is contagious because he isn't selling it. What makes him unique is that he really doesn't care whose team it is and players feed off that.
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