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JOEinPHX last won the day on May 30 2014

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  1. The short answer is....for as long as Brady can suit up, and that might be a long time. The Bucs face some FA issues going into the 2021 season, but they also have the most complete roster in the league right now. Their O-line is under-appreciated and remarkably good. It only looked bad this year when Marpet was out and they couldn't get coordinated as a unit. For the most part, those were the games when defensive pressure got to Brady and he looked more or less average. So long as they're reasonably healthy, they'll keep him clean. And none of their FA issues are on the O-line. Sk
  2. This one hurts - I've spent a little time with him, and my son was one of his coaches. Even though he had a lot of business interests and activities, his wife once told us he seemed lost without football. A lot of people will miss him.
  3. People who actually know him might disagree.
  4. If they really wanted to hire the best ex-OSU head coach, they should have found a way to make Ryan Day an ex-OSU head coach.
  5. Tirico made the point that the Bucs only beat one playoff team all year - a flukey win over GB. Doesn't bode well for Tampa.
  6. It was especially satisfying when Sergeant Hakeswill finally got his, wasn't it? I tried to watch the BBC series, but it was so low-budget that it really demeaned the books. The Last Kingdom is much better done, but still can't live up to the writing. If you haven't read the Winter King series, do so at your first opportunity. In my opinion, it's absolutely Cornwell's best effort, and a really novel take on Arthurian legend..
  7. I've two more authors to recommend. The first is Bernard Cornwell. He writes historical fiction, mostly about pre-medieval England, and also about the Napoleonic Wars. Start with The Winter King. It's the first of three volumes telling a unique version of the Arthurian legend. I've read the series three times and will no doubt read it a few more. The second author is James Sallis. He's a fellow Phoenician and I'm proud to call him a friend. James is known for a remarkably spare noir writing style. Start off with Drive. If you like it, he wrote a sequel as well as many other novels, al
  8. Most anything by Cormac McCarthy is top notch, but some of his stuff is more accessible than others. Blood Meridian is an outstanding book but can be off-putting for some. For accessibility, I'd recommend No Country for Old Men and The Road. Also, check out Daniel Woodrell (Winter's Bone and Woe to Live On). He's got an absolutely tremendous writing voice. Finally, I'm a fan of David Poyer. He writes naval fiction, some modern era and some from the Civil War. His most recent series is about a war with China - here's hoping its not prescient.
  9. Well said and well written, but considerably less presumptuous than you think. I'm years removed from any direct link to the Falcons organization, but I still occasionally hear from folks who remain, or did remain until recently. I'll just say that 'team player' is a term I've never heard applied to TD by anyone willing to speak frankly.
  10. And this is a reflection of the dysfunction, confusion and ambiguity of the Quinn/Dimitroff relationship. There were all kinds of statements from the organization that purported to lay out exactly who had control of what, but they were never entirely true, and never entirely palatable to either party. For good or bad, McKay will likely be steering this boat.
  11. The spectacular performance of ex-OSU quarterbacks in the NFL - names like Art Schlichter, Troy Smith, Terrelle Pryor, Cardale Jones and Dwayne Haskins leap immediately to mind - can only bolster Fields draft stock.
  12. That's great news about conservatives. Now if we can just get them to stop driving into crowds, shooting up pizza parlors and synagogues, kneeling on necks of the wrong color, and plotting to kidnap governors, we'll all be just fine.
  13. You've got purple rats? I haven't seen any of those in Arizona. Seriously though, I was concerned about post-election disruption and violence from either side. My concerns deepen with every announcement of further Biden gains as I have no doubt that anything coming from the far right would be far more dangerous to our country, and lethal to the populace, than anything from the left. I'm confident of that even without reading any DHS profiles on white nationalist groups.
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