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the shadow knows
north miami beach, FL
jewboy law ,education and training and ordained Rabbi
Interests: music, and sports
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BIZARRE... that jarvis landry wasn't in the top six candidates for ROY. look at that pucture of odell beckham again and try to tell the ole shadow that were it not for the gloves that pass would have gone over his head. as posted a few times ago, time to outlaw those mitts and make passcatchers use their hands and fingers instead of that space age goo and gravel-like surfaces that are common these days on catching mitts.
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KENT MCCLOUGHAN!!! the CB in oakland's original bump and run defense who played with willie brown on the other side. i think he wore #40 and was one of the last few caucasian CBs in AFL/NFL history, along with pat fisher, roger wehrli and probably the last of them jason sehorn. a have always been a fan of the AFL and oakland's CBs were good.
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TRUTH SQUAD: tannehill is credited for a game winning drive against the jets. anyone who saw that game would not compare his efforts in winning that game to any of elway's or montana's.
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RE: teddy bridgewater according to pro-reference he is responsible for 3 game winning drives in his 11 or so starts this season, while our local QB has none credited to him. teddy was a great high school QB and a great college QB and thus far has had a decent rookie year. i am not so sure that tannehill is that much better than bridgewater. we'll see sunday how they compare.
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Tom, in posting your list of the dolphins' records, aren't the first few years the product of jay fiedler's QBing and a stout defense? had the incredibly lame kippy brown or whoever was the OC rolled fiedler out or even tried a few gimmick plays (non-gimmicks when you have rickey williams running)things might have been a little better than the good that they were from 2001-2005, excluding 2004 which is the year #34 bolted the team right before the season to stay stoned, as i recall 2004. whatever you wanna say about fiedler's ears, he was a decent QB and very good athlete whose talents weren't used. and in that game against NE that went from 24-13 to 27-24, it wasn't he who called for 3 passes when the dolphins needed to run the clock (all incomplete) or who had travis minor waiting for the expected on sides kick at the 30 or so ( kick went over his head and NE had the dolphins stuck inside the 15 or so). that was the beginning of the "curse of howard david" when at 11-5 the dolphins were out of the playoffs for the first of many seasons till pennington arrived for the miracle of 2008.
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OC Dolphin, what is sad about this season is that GB, detroit, and denver were winnable games towards the end; the other playoff teams-baltimore and NE away- were wipeouts when it counted. SD and KC may still be alive technically, but as you said the wild cards are coming from the AFC "central".
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UGGHHHH!!! eagles fold and the cowboys will probably be in the playoffs after things looked so good after philadelphia shellacked the on thanksgiving; when jerry jones is having a bad day i'm having a good one and vice versa. the eagles have a lousy defense and showed it off last night. the only category where the cowboys are top ten is in rushing yards-tell you something?
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OC Dolphin, was the ole shadow in the 9-7 prognostication, or did i get teased into 10-6? will the dolphins throw out the bit and let teddy bridgewater go berserk in his pro debut in the hometown? he seems to be making the adjustment to the pros better than tannehill, who was supposed to be "great guns" with a "new offense"!! as ralph kramden would say- "hardee har har!!"
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SHUT OUT IN HALF #2!!!! season is cooked, with the ravens about to win, chieves winning big, steelers win... carolina will be in first place f the saints lose tomorrow; i guess why they started that playoff ticket business. completely controlled the first half and disappeared in the second. it seems like the current regime will be elsewhere next season. outplayed in second halves one fater another against the teams that will be in the playoffs. piss poor coaching, to say the least. the highlights of the season were beating NE in wek one, and the 37-0 crushing of a SD team that the ole shadow told you was a misery at that point.
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FZB, NE has no pass rush and f they don't find one they will lose; miami has been outplaying them all over the field. dominated the first half and behind with the patriots getting the ball. if brady finds hisself it will be trouble, but to this point he looks like the brady who was miserable in the 2nd half down here.
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Mr. Woodcock, started to watch the show about UM, but left right at the UF game in the sugar bowl. the next season was their big year with larry coker at the helm; geez, nebraska was so outmanned in the rose bowl. most vivid memories were of andre johnson flying past whoever tried to cover him. as i watched the game that night it seemed that andre jihnson was tugging on the defenders' shirts and throwing them backwards as he flew forward. that was a truly great team-only deficiency was that they didn't have a back-up for dorsey in the ohio state game next year. dorsey's shoulder/arm was pathetic and when they got jobbed into an overtime,kenny dorsey-in my unhumble opinion a really terrific QB with an unbelivebale amount to use- was as good a QB between the ear as any i've seen in a lot of years. best thing to happen to UM was kenny kelley (?) leaving to play baseball-UM didn't need a running QB as they had mcgahee, portis, frank gore, my man najeh davenport (shame he wrecked his knee), and others. UM got screwed versus the buckeyes the year after dismembering a one gun team,a nd that gun was a little derringer in eric crouch. i'll have to watch the ending of the movie, but after ohio state it seems like they fell apart. anyone ever get indicted for the murder of brian khaja (sic)?
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FZB, "miscegenation" means the mingling of the races. had anti-miscegenation laws not been passed in the early 1800s, the new country-US of A-would have been 80% or so crossbreeds as the plantation owners were banging their slaves, as told to our US history class by prof. carl e. prince of NYU my freshman year of 1969-70. took senior history classes as a frosh. the guy was a real scholar whose expertise was "post revolutionary war new jersey politics". that ain't history 101 stuff.
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should have written "octaroons" or something close thereof.
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"BLACK"!!!!! all of the above-mentioned QBs "of color" are mulattoes, like our president or octamaroons. to see real "black" you gotta go to africa or jerusalem, where negroes from the dark continent have been "christianized" andgo on pilgrimages. thems really black. russell wilson? colin kaepernik? products of miscegenation.
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FZB, it started looking like the CFL years ago when OLmen didn't get into stances and stood with their hands on their knees because they weren't run- blocking, and not even pass-blocking: just looking to push their man out of the way. this has become really bad football and only looking to get worse. high schools play better fundamental football than the NFL and even the top-tier of college. it's a shame that army-navy is on saturday afternoon, because there is a football game that is gonna look like football as it should be played.
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Big Baby, i have zero tolerance towards donna godchaux and husband. remember that for me, it was a transformation from the dead with pigpen to the dead with keith and donna. they didn't work for me, and the dead were musically that after the very nice songs on europe 72, the last album with piggie (i think that's the one with the ice cream on the forehead cartoon).
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ARE MY EYES DECEIVING ME? OR..... am i seeing 3 guys in the backfield o some plays, 5 on others? the rules state that the offensive team must have 7 linemen and 4 in the backfield; has the NFL actually become the CFL, because i see guys in motion running towards the scrimmage line before the snap when the rules say parallel to or running away from the scrimmage line for the 1 man in motion? at times i go flabbergast at seeing these things happen and penalties not being called/enforced. mind-boggling!
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FZB, the stones' version of "it's all over,now" is a really good record and shows the brits were more in tune to the r and b sounds than the americans were. the stones' version charted one month after the valentinos' in the late summer of 64. this was the stones' first american chartmaker: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=shQQuLULa7U followed by "time is on my side" and"the last time", after which came "satisfaction" and the rest is, as they say, musical history.
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Tom, arent'n the panthers' competitors 5-9? seattle made it in a couple of years ago at 7-9, if i remember. if NO and the falcons stink it up,and cam newton's condition allows him to play, why not mail them out? they could win the division and host a game, if so.
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FZB, another great one by bobby womack: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYHyBlws_bw j. geils' version was too fast and missed the voice and phrasing of bobby womack
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FZB, johnny kidd and the pirates' version was a hit in 1960!!! one of the rare songs that made it in europe before the US; mostly it was the british groups copying american hits. how did the stones find this? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71XrZ7ghpZg
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FZB, that is a great song that was a hit in LA in the rockin' summer of 65 by a canadian group named "the guess who"-but not the one with the really underestimated burton cummings. the who also did "shakin' all over" in their live shows; here is the more orchestrated version that was the hit in LA; i don't know which group did it first!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K__-YQpjC8s it sounds like this was after the song was a hit in europe- the version you posted. a great, great song whoever does it!!
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FZB, today is the 50th anniversary of the shootig death of one of your (and my) favorites, sam cooke. here is one with lou rawls on the backing vocals that peaked at #13 nationally but was probably way up there on the r&b charts: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dl5usKhGz60 purely awesome!!
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Big Baby, ga tech had some incredibly designed plays that allowed them to run and run for big gains and not pass very much, which generally spells doom against a top tier team. i am amazed that the mallards are a 9 point pick over FSU and that alabama which played a clunker against the razorbacks are also a huge choice over ohio state. of the two, i'd say FSU +9 is a better go; however the guys who make the lines generally know what they are doing. unimpressive or not, nine points in a semi-championship against an undefeated bunch of injuns seems like a lot to me. oregon is smallish and might get bullied around, great QB or not. after thrashing nebraska, wisconsin got demolished by the buckeyes and a 3rd string QB!! urban meyer ain't a bad coach hisself and 10 or so points will be inviting for those who wager. UM and the other USC are pick-em; i'd pick south carolina as it has been a while since UM has won. the duckeater independence bowl? i'll be spared watching as it will be played on a saturday afternoon.
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Senor Woodcock, always great to hear good news on the health front-your ticker is tickin normally and the little guy will get the chance to root for whichever teams he chooses in the irish futbol league. i root for keltic, but don't see them much. is the kid gonna grow singing "danny boy" or "this land is my land'? have a good day
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