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Psychic Gibbon

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  1. In the book the last we saw of Syrio was with half a wooden sword going against a fully armored Ser Meryn, as opposed to the other guards he was with who had unarmored, vulnerable points which he took advantage of.
  2. HBO makes very good programs but they're slow on the uptake when it comes to changing markets. If they realized the revenues of DVD sales, DVR, and other such things should be included instead of simply staring at Nielsen ratings then Rome would not have been cut so short, and now they're not adapting to piracy by making things like HBO Go available to everyone so they're seeing a show become extremely popular but are not taking advantage of it.
  3. I have a theory that goes deeper into this concept. The book follows the various characters as they battle for the Iron Throne, but I don't think it's the real war. The series is called, "A Song of Fire and Ice," and in it you have the White Walkers, who are agents of the 'The Great Other,' who is essentially an ice god, and then there is Melisandre who is influencing Stannis to do the bidding of the Lord of Light, who is the eternal enemy of the Great Other. So, there is the war for the Iron Throne but the real war is between the agents of the gods of fire and ice as they try to wrest control
  4. I'm left convinced of a few things: 1) There is no way Robb Stark is going to survive the war. He comes off as a Hannibal type of character; He can win the battle but he cannot figure out how to win the war. He makes political mistake after political mistake which have led to Winterfell being occupied and burned down, backed Tywin Lannister into a corner and then let him slip through to help defend King's Landing, and now he has essentially spat in the face of the Freys so I don't know how he plans on returning to the North. He can't finish off his enemies and he keeps making more. 2) Littlefi
  5. There is some sort of new policy in which if you DVR their shows you're blocked from watching the recording. I don't know the exact details of the policy, however.
  6. ^^^ It doesn't help that HBO is responding to this by becoming more restrictive with their media. You can't even DVR their shows anymore. This, I believe, is a microcosm to the problems the various media networks have been experiencing due to the internet. Technology is changing which is causing more and more people to abandon cable altogether. After all, why pay an arm and a leg for it when you can get things like Netflix for very little? Still, people want to watch the new shows but don't want to wait a year+ for them to come on Netflix, if they even do at all. The logical response to piracy
  7. You mean Charlie Chaplin's granddaughter?
  8. They put him behind the rest of the fleet since the nobles didn't trust a pirate leading the vanguard.
  9. I think Jeor took the black after Jorah won a tournament and showed himself to be extremely capable so Jeor joined the Watch so Jorah could immediately inherit his titles.
  10. 1. Why was this bumped? 2. The only player picked in the right round was Weathersppon. He overdrafted Hardy by four rounds, Tennant by two rounds, and took Graham a round too late. The rest have barely played.
  11. You mean the O-line gets criticized for not creating clean pockets for Ryan or holes for the running game?! WHAT IS THE NFL COMING TO?!
  12. I think they're just poking fun at the stupidity of the people who keep responding.
  13. What?! They shut down the Jets #1 rush attack! How did they not earn it?
  14. The all black alternates are the best and I would love to see them be the new home uniforms. I've just never really liked the red ones very much. Making the throwback the new permanent alternate would be better.
  15. You're going to have far more opportunities within 55 yards so naturally you would want the more accurate kicker. That being said, the big leg in question is still very young and is still a raw prospect who just needs polishing by decent coaching.
  16. 56 would have been retired in name until Brooking retired so they could actually retire it if he didn't leave a sour taste in the teams mouth after last year. After that I'm sure the team felt they didn't really owe him anything. It has been retired, though.
  17. Both are good and will become two of the top QBs in the league soon enough, but to be fair to Ryan, Flacco has had a great defense to help him out to keep his team in games and to limit the impact of mistakes while Ryan has had more pressure on him to win games due to a mediocre defense to complement him. In any case, outside of the two games with the Saints I look forward to the game against the Ravens the most next year.
  18. Or, hopefully, he's realized continuing to underperform will cost him his job and he has to step up his game.
  19. But... There is no #13 on the Falcons! But the UDFA kicker we got is #5 and, if the scouting report on him is right, then he can really kick some bombs and accurately as well which is a welcome change from last year.
  20. I don't think Turner will have that drop off. The drop off is usually due to a running back having about a thousand carries, not counting receptions, taking big hits constantly, and getting worn out that way. Remember, Turner was only a sparingly used back up until 2008 so he hasn't had a careers worth of carries yet.
  21. a) What is the point of making a mock draft this early? With a few exceptions it is almost impossible to really know the top needs for a team until the season is under way. b ) I seriously doubt we'd take an OT in the 1st round. We already have Baker and I get the feeling that the coaching staff and FO view Reynolds as the team's long term answer at RT. And with Mark Ingram available that close to our perceived pick I can see us trading up to get him. Smith loves smash mouth football and having a Turner-Ingram combo would be too tempting to pass on. c) That being said, I think it's safe to say
  22. Typically when coaches go to other teams they like bringing in players they have coached before and Henderson has been available for a while yet Smith hasn't bothered getting him. Remember, when Brian Williams was released last year the Falcons got him immediately. This tells me that Smith either doesn't think he fits the system he wants or there is something about his personality that Smith never liked and doesn't want to deal with again.
  23. Bradford just needs to transition into the pro style offense, find a way to make sure he doesn't get injured like he did last year again, and have someone better than Laurent Robinson as his top target. People like to point out that he was on a loaded team and that's the only reason he was good, but to put up the numbers he did even with that talent is still awe inspiring. 88 TDs to 16 interceptions with a completion percentage hovering around 70% over three seasons? You simply don't get that very often, especially in extremely competitive conferences every day. That being said, he has a bette
  24. He was very productive on a bad team in a top conference, was a leader for that team, and has the work ethic and a personal drive to excel at the top level and takes nothing for granted. All those factors tell me he's going to have an exceptional rookie season.
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