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  1. What a great fucking idea eh ? .....i mean, are 16 year olds not fonts of wisdom and reason ? .... https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/the-nations-capital-may-let-16-year-olds-vote-for-president-is-that-a-good-idea/ar-AAvY8rT?ocid=spartandhp
  2. https://pantherswire.usatoday.com/2018/04/16/why-the-panthers-should-avoid-a-wr-in-the-first-round/?utm_source=MSN&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=inline-related
  3. A 1952 Mickey Mantle Topps rookie card in mint condition sold for $2.88 million Thursday night, reports ESPN's Darren Rovell. According to Rovell, it's the second-highest price ever paid for a baseball card. The highest price ever paid was when a collector paid $3.12 million for a 1909 T206 Honus Wagner card in 2016. The Mantle card was being sold by former NFL offensive lineman Evan Mathis. It was auctioned by Heritage Auctions. “Just that image of the young Mickey Mantle, over the years it’s been a centerpiece of the hobby,” Mathis told The Associated Press when he decided to sell the card in March. “I guess it’s kind of like the Mona Lisa of the sports card world.” According to The Associated Press, it is one of six versions of the card to have been rated a Mint 9 by Professional Sports Authenticator, while three others have earned a Mint 10 rating. The Mantle card has become rarer as time has passed. Rovell reported the card could be had for $3,330 in 1988. Mathis told The Associated Press he sold the card to free up funds for a new house. He played 12 seasons in the NFL, earning two Pro Bowl nods and a Super Bowl win.
  4. It’s been crickets with possible interest, which is weird So, it’s getting closer and closer to draft night, and the Falcons are getting in their last pre-draft visits, workouts and meetings. While, sure, not every visit, workout and meeting gets reported, most of them do, and we’ve got a good list so far of the potential visits available from our own head honcho Dave Choate and our friend Aaron Freeman. If you’re at all curious of all the draft prospects the team has zoned in on this pre-draft process, you’ll have your fill of names. Different organizations do different things in different eras, but in the Dan Quinn era of Falcons football, it’s actually, in retrospect, a good thing to track. They’ve only drafted a handful of players that didn’t have previously-reported interest — G Wes Schweitzer, CB Jalen Collins, T Jake Rodgers, CB Damontae Kazee and TE Eric Saubert. Schweitzer did have his college position coach, Keith Carter, in the building as an advocate, and there have been rumblings that Quinn wasn’t interested in Collins, which ended up being Thomas Dimitroff’s call. Rodgers got cut before the 2015 season, and Kazee and Saubert came with added draft picks via trade. That means Vic Beasley, Tevin Coleman, Grady Jarrett, Takkarist McKinley, Keanu Neal, Deion Jones, De’Vondre Campbell, Duke Riley, Austin Hooper, Justin Hardy, Devin Fuller, Akeem King and Brian Hill all got verified looks by the team before their draft selections. In this year’s report, guys like Da’Ron Payne, Vita Vea and Taven Bryan pop up, as do first-round talents like Rashaan Evans, Leighton Vander Esch, Hayden Hurst, Isaiah Wynn, James Daniels, Kolton Miller, Mike McGlinchey and Jaire Alexander. So, if we’re going by the trend, and no other names come up, one of those guys is your next Atlanta Falcon. There’s still time on the clock, but one really big name is missing: Michigan DT Maurice Hurst. Hurst is one of the top-rated defensive tackles in the draft, known for his pass rush ability and motor. He’s got everything Quinn likes in a prospect, but curiously, isn’t registered in any piece of Falcons draft news. Not one. Unless he’s featured in a mock draft, Hurst and Atlanta don’t come up in the same conversations. Now, that’s not to say that it won’t happen within the next week or so, and Atlanta did attend Michigan’s Pro Day, but historically, the Falcons get linked to the guys they draft, especially the guys that go in the first round. They haven’t been linked to Hurst...at all. Unless something changes within the week, this doesn’t look like it’s going to happen at the moment. Now, yes, again, not every pick gets reported, so it’s hypothetically possible the team has interest in him yet. But, look, this isn’t all that secretive. These visits, workouts and meetings get reported in bulk, and more often than not, we have a pretty good idea of where things are going. Beasley, Neal and McKinley all had met with the team before their selections. Right now, the cricket choir is playing a ditty for Atlanta and Hurst. This isn’t at all to say Hurst won’t be a good pro (too many smart people think he will be), but maybe either Atlanta likes someone else, or they just aren’t on the Hurst bandwagon. So, y’know, don’t bank on this one happening. I’ll eat a hearty serving of these words with a slice of humble pie if this ends up being the pick (and will also be elated, since this would be my choice).
  5. NFCS Receivers

    I'd say it's pretty much a wash between both divisions....maybe a slight edge to the South doh....
  6. Show me a Man, I’ll show You the Crime

  7. Show me a Man, I’ll show You the Crime

    Telling you man, they keep up with this shit , doing everything in their power to oust a fairly elected president,the Trump supporters will not eat it ....there will be either civil war or civil unrest the likes of which we have never seen........
  8. 20 Most Devastating Loses in NFL History

    10 seconds bitches.....
  9. Would be hilarious if we plucked Gesicki right before the Saints. IMO he is has by far the best hands in the draft and is going to be a special TD machine .....really don't want him in NOLA with Brees.... https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/nfl/8-loaded-teams-that-can-gamble-at-the-nfl-draft/ar-AAw5tHP?ocid=spartandhp Atlanta Falcons: Pick No. 26 (six total picks) Typically a strong contender in the NFC South, the Falcons boast a well-rounded team on both sides of the ball. From quarterback Matt Ryan to wideout Julio Jones and the running back duo of Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman, what is not to like on offense? Perhaps it would be worth the risk for the Falcons to spend high on a top tight end prospect or another wide receiver such as Oklahoma State’s James Washington to fill Taylor Gabriel’s void. On defense, the Falcons are pretty stout after giving up only 19.7 points on average per game last year. Though, splurging on a defensive tackle after losing Dontari Poe in free agency could not hurt. The Falcons can definitely afford to make some bold picks starting with No. 26. Beyond that they have one pick in each round with the exception of the fifth. New Orleans Saints: Pick No. 27 (eight total picks) There is not much to criticize on a Saints roster that led them through the Divisional Playoffs this past January. Quarterback Drew Brees has an army on offense that many other teams should be downright jealous of. Starting with wideout Michael Thomas to the record-setting running back tandem of Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara, it might be fun to see the Saints attempt to snare a pass-catching rookie tight end. This is a position that has been boring to watch ever since the Saints traded away Jimmy Graham in 2015. Gambling on a quarterback to eventually replace Brees is an option too as this year’s draft class is deep. On top of that, maybe the Saints attempt to bolster their pass-rushing corps. Whichever way things play out, the Saints can afford to take some risks with their boatload of draft picks. The Saints have a pick in each round but the second, including two in the fifth and sixth rounds. The vacant second-rounder was traded to the San Francisco 49ers in 2017 when the Saints boldly moved up to select Kamara. Boy, did that move pay off.
  10. Willie Snead signs offer sheet with..

    I'm sure he will be thrilled going from Brees to Flacco.....
  11. Giants release Brandon Marshall with failed-physical designation

    He still got a little gas but I sure as hell would not overpay him. They say Dez and Odell are now working out together LOL.....https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/nfl/best-twitter-reactions-to-dez-bryant-working-out-with-odell-beckham-jr/ar-AAw6BI7
  12. So Dez is perked on this eh ? ..... https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/nfl/giants-release-brandon-marshall-with-failed-physical-designation/ar-AAw4rsq?ocid=spartandhp
  13. Comey memo's exonerate Trump, LOLOLOL!

    JB/Threesome has been in the other threads but won't enter here....
  14. 2018 NFL strength of schedule

    Birds - 10-6 ......
  15. What a piece of shit this whore is....

    So Jeb and W are now heroes of JB as well ?
  16. Serious Question

    BATT stands for BUSTED ASS TRUMP TRICK.....
  17. Comey gets called out on first stop of book tour

    Most were female versions......
  18. Thanksgiving 2018

    I like our schedule....
  19. This is how I see the top 10 picks

    Well, not like da Browns got a fucking thing to lose really......
  20. 2018 NFL strength of schedule

    Disparaging the Jags again are we ? .....dafk you....
  21. Post your latest draft simulator

    Fuck it they are fun..... Mine.... VIEW EACH TEAM'S DRAFTArizona Cardinals Atlanta Falcons Baltimore Ravens Buffalo Bills Carolina Panthers Chicago Bears Cincinnati Bengals Cleveland Browns Dallas Cowboys Denver Broncos Detroit Lions Green Bay Packers Houston Texans Indianapolis Colts Jacksonville Jaguars Kansas City Chiefs LA Chargers LA Rams Miami Dolphins Minnesota Vikings New England Patriots New Orleans Saints New York Giants New York Jets Oakland Raiders Philadelphia Eagles Pittsburgh Steelers San Francisco 49ers Seattle Seahawks Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tennessee Titans Washington Redskins 26: R1P26 TE MIKE GESICKI PENNSYLVANIA STATE 58: R2P26 DL B.J. HILL NORTH CAROLINA STATE 90: R3P26 EDGE LORENZO CARTER GEORGIA 126: R4P26 LB JEROME BAKER OHIO STATE 200: R6P26 RB KALEN BALLAGE ARIZONA STATE 244: R7P26 DL JAMES LOONEY CALIFORNIA 256: R7P38 WR RAY-RAY MCCLOUD CLEMSON
  22. Post your latest draft simulator

    12 $....man, fuck THAT....
  23. Mock Draft 2.0

    Well of course !
  24. Yea, maybe I did a time or two....anyway, I'm done with this shit and done talking about little Ronnie B. Fucker needs to take himself, and this place a little less seriously. He would be a lot better off....