FranklinFldEBUpper

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About FranklinFldEBUpper

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  1. Eli never gets hurt anyway. The Giants could go without a backup and be okay.
  2. Going with that premise, I would nominate Mark Bavaro with the Eagles. Not only was he the only Giants player who came to the Eagles and didn't outright suck, he actually had a couple of good years here. But no one ever seems to remember that.
  3. I think the joke here is the Texans. They're the team that overpaid for a mediocre free agent quarterback, benched him during the season, and had to unload him as soon as they could while sweetening the pot with a future second round pick.
  4. If (when?) Romo gets traded, I would think the comparative in terms of compensation would be somewhat similar to what the Packers got for Brett Favre when they traded him to the Jets in 2008. In that deal, the Packers received a conditional fourth round pick. Old quarterback with maybe a couple years left. Favre was older then than Romo is now but he was also the better, healthier quarterback. Romo has significantly more question marks due to injury. The difference between a conditional fourth and the second overall pick is extremely vast. There's no way in hell the Cowboys would ever get that.
  5. He's not. The way the contest worked was, they had two kids of each age group from the ages of eight through thirteen. (Or was it fifteen? I forget now.) There were two different lines, one on each hash mark. The one eight year old would throw (or kick or punt) the ball, and then the same aged kid at the other hash mark would do the same. Then the nine year olds would step up and do it. And so on down the line. The pic here is only showing the moment when it's Andy's turn. The little eight year old kid next to him is just waiting there to start the next cycle. He was not competing against Andy. He was competing against the other unseen eight year old at the other hash mark.
  6. I grew up with the Rams with white horns. (They also wore white at home, like the Cowboys.) The switch to the yellow circa 1974 was strange to me. The gold they went to after winning the Super Bowl was weird too. So I actually like this, although it will probably take some time getting used to.
  7. In 1998, Sean Gilbert signed with the Panthers, who sent the Redskins two first round picks.
  8. That only looks like a penalty when you look at the still picture. In real action, the contact was so quick that it would never be considered holding. As soon as he appeared to "hold" him, he immediately let him go.
  9. Out of curiosity, what was the mistake?
  10. Illegal formation against the Falcons. They had a player lined up directly over the snapper, which is illegal. Five yard penalty, which resulted in a first down for Seattle.
  11. Has there been any discussion at all as to why the Cowboys chose to walk off the field at halftime rather than attempt a 73-yard free kick which would have earned them three points if it had gone through the upright? Granted, it's probably not going to be successful but why not at least take a chance? The only downside would have been that they would have had to tackle a Packers return man if the kick fell short. But since the ball would have been kicked off a tee, they wouldn't have been forced to use linemen on the play to make a tackle. They could have just fielded their entire kickoff team. Teams kick off from the 35-yard line and kicks often sail to the back of the endzone. This kick would have been from the 37. Just hit it through the uprights and you get three points. Bailey is a great kicker, and the ball routinely flies in that stadium. Walking off the field rather than taking a chance made no sense. EDIT -- After looking through the rule book, I realize I am wrong about one important detail. The free kick wouldn't have been made with a tee. The Cowboys would have been forced to use a holder. That being the case, it would be just about impossible for it to be successful. So I guess Garrett was right in not even bothering to try.
  12. Has he resurfaced? Would LOVE to see him during/after today's Packers playoff game.
  13. What I'm curious about is why anyone would think that the people in Los Angeles would actually become Chargers fans. Seriously. If the Raiders had moved back, then yeah, I could see that. But not a division rival of theirs. If they had really wanted to move to Los Angeles, they should have gotten there BEFORE the Rams did, just to get a head start.
  14. Their first game that year was against the Eagles in Houston. I was at that game, and spoke to a bunch of Texans fans at the game. They were really disappointed they didn't get Bush. One guy said it was like your girlfriend breaking up with you.