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The Last Ship was renewed by TNT - adono
It was announced that TNT is renewing a few of the series presently airing and The Last Ship is one of them. This fact is a true barometer of the slim pickings on cable this summer. Worse yet, they're calling it a "blockbuster"...that's just sad. Last night's episode was a wasteful consumption of...


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Any Line 6 Variax owners out there? - adono
Trying to find someone familiar with the Variax and PODxt Live combo. My setup is acting a bit strange (and the software may need to be updated. What is the best way to accomplish this? Thanks for any help. ...


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Almost 70% of cap on Guards. Is that normal? - adono
Unless some changes are made (like getting rid of EG), our cap will be eaten up with salaries to Guards...70% to be exact. That just doesn't look normal to me. I can't think of another team that is built like this. Another point, the site "HoopsHype" has our cap commitments at $48.5M next year. I...


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Will Demps have complete authority? - adono
Considering the strange moves Demps has made and the salary cap hell we're in, I wonder just how much rope Benson will give him. You can bet that Loomis has found a trusted former NBA GM (hopefully not named Dumars) to get advice from. The good news is that there's little to no money left for Del...


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When was the last time a team bought a 1st round pick? - adono
I'll admit I'm not 100% on top of all of the NBA rules, but I do remember years ago that teams were buying picks. Can this this still be done? If so, what team and at what price would a top 10 in the first round pick cost? Benson has made an estimated $220M profit on his investment in the very s...


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What is the best way to get rid of Gordon? - adono
There are a bunch of very savvy NBA fans on here who know the ins and outs. How do we get Gordon off the payroll with the least amount of damage. What the hell are our options? I want this guy off the team more than anything. I thought Baron Davis was bad but this guy just pisses me off to no en...


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Was Cooks worth giving the 3rd pick? - adono
In a very deep WR draft, was it worth the price? I have mixed feelings because we obviously don't have inside info on how the staff feels about the existing roster and the spots they feel they need to address. Maybe there really aren't that many spots available and losing the pick was no big deal. ...


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[link=(http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/eye-on-football/24553567/report-nflpa-files-grievance-on-jimmy-grahams-franchise-tag)]LINK[/link] Something is going on. This crap happens the day before the draft...don't think that's a coincidence....


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What if all Clipper players are released from contracts? - adono
Just read where at least one NBA owner, Leslie Alexander of the Rockets, has suggested giving the Clippers players the option of abandoning their contracts in order to move on: [quote]Alexander said he suggested to Silver that all the Clippers' players could be given the option to become free age...


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Possible trade partners for Bush. - adono
After giving it a lot of thought, the best route to take with Bush is to match the Falcons' offer sheet and trade him. I don't blame him for looking for a starting position and it's not unexpected that Atlanta went after him (he originally signed with the Falcons as a UFA out of college), but the Sa...


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CBS Sports at its best! We lost to the Eagles in the playoffs. - adono
[quote]Can the Saints get a deal worked out with Jimmy Graham ahead of his grievance over his tight-end franchise tag tender? And if, not, and he gets pegged as a wide receiver (at over $12M), is he absolutely, positively a Saint in 2014? Will the trade of versatile back Darren Sproles to the Eagles...


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Jackson signs with Redskins. Stays out NFC South!!! - adono
Since there was much interest in DJax here; thought I'd post this. To be honest, I'm happy he didn't go to the Panthers; I would not want to face that guy twice a year. [link=(http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/eye-on-football/24510758/report-redskins-desean-jackson-agree-to-terms-on-multi-year-deal)]LIN...


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Will you be shocked if we draft a qb after the 2nd round? - adono
I don't think there's a way in world we draft a QB in the 1st or 2nd round, but what about 3rd on? I bring this up because of what the Texans coach (O'Brien)said this week: [quote]O'Brien specifically mentions A.J. McCarron (Alabama), Zach Mettenberger (LSU), Logan Thomas (Virginia Tech), Tom Sava...


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Guitar players. What's your favorite setup? - adono
If you play a lot, I know the definition of "favorite" can depend on the mood you're in. My favorites: Piddling around: 2005 Line 6 700 Variax through the Line 6 POD pedal and vintage 1967 Fender Delux Reverb. It's great playing on this setup; you can burn hours just messing with the differen...


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Projecting the 2015 restructure of Brees' contract - adono
As has been pointed out here on numerous occasions, Brees' contract was never going to be restructured this year...couldn't save enough cap space to make it worth while. It is now projected that the cap for 2015 should be somewhere near the $140 Mill number. If that happens, that increase from the $...


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Herm Edwards on Brees cap hit - adono
Herm was on Mike & Mike this morning and the discussion turned to the Saints unloading so many players and he went off. In summary, he said that the cap hit of the $26 Mill (+) for Brees is causing the team get rid of a bunch of players and destroy the team concept. He said that this is going to hap...


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Loomis needs to do a better job of counting beans. - adono
Many of us have marveled at Loomis' ability to get contracts done...forget about the fact that we would be better off today if they hadn't. We're now paying the price for his "creative accounting" and the bleeding won't stop for awhile. Just read a n article on the cap mess that the Cowboys are in a...


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When will Benson clean house? - adono
I've seen enough and I suspect Benson has too. Demps built a team without a rudder and it's going nowhere. All the way from the Gordon debacle to the Evans signing, he went against the grain and the moves haven't worked. As for Williams, he's seems as disinterested in the games as many of the fans. ...


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What is Jimmy Graham's trade value? - adono
If Graham plays hard ball and doesn't ink a reasonable (reasonable at this point is defined as a Gronk type deal) long term deal, who would be a possible trade partner and what do you think we'd get out of the trade? Interesting thought: What if the Patriots are looking for another TE because ...


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Meachem cut by Chargers - adono
Well, this won't help Saints receivers on the open market. Brees is the system and the WRs are just here for the ride. [quote]Waived OT Max Starks, [b]WR Robert Meachem[/b], WR Luke Tasker, CB Cornelius Brown, CB Greg Gatson, CB William Middleton, S Sean Cattouse, LB Phillip Dillard, LB Jerrell H...


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What we learned this Preseason. - adono
We learned that the Payton era of finding undrafted talent continues...especially at the RB position. We learned that Brees is Brees and he'll have a full stable of horses to throw to. Toon, if he stays healthy, will allow SP to put 3 Bigs (Colston, Graham, and Toon) packages in when we need it. ...


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What's up with all of these "remembering" threads? - adono
Looking at the board today is like looking at the obituaries in the morning paper. It's almost like folks don't have something to look forward to and only have their memories to cherish. ...


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New Orleans Saints Talk
Same old crap! - adono
These guys should trade the 1st round pick every god damn year! What a joke....


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If the Saints pick Mingo, it's a first. - adono
The draft tomorrow marks the 46th NFL draft that the Saints have participated in and the team has never selected an LSU player in the 1st round. Georgia, Ole Miss, Ohio State, Alabama, California, Texas, Colorado, Tennessee, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and USC have had multiple players taken in the 1st b...


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Why no news on the Chris Ivory trade to the Jets? - adono
Looks like Loomis isn't folding his cards too quickly on the expected trade of Ivory to the Jets. They offered a 5th and, obviously, that isn't good enough...right now. The old "let's see what happens in the first few rounds" ploy may well move that 5th to a 4th (who knows?). [link=(http://pr...


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Most mocks now have Rams picking Austin @16. Should help trade back. - adono
It appears the Rams are putting out solid info that they're going after Austin with the 16th pick. That's good. There are a number of teams sitting in the 20s that need a WR (the obvious suspects are the Vikings, Colts, and Texans)and you have to believe one of them will try to move 1 spot ahead ...


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I'd like to see folks posting new amazing talent they discover. - adono
I've played music for a long time and learned firsthand it's a tough business...it never ceases to amaze me how much talent there is out there. So, this is a good forum for people to post new talent that deserve recognition. I came across a guy named Allen Stone. There's no doubt Mr. Stone is...


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Getting the sinking feeling that we're missing the cycle. - adono
I keep reading story after story on the dire cap situation the Saints are in and that it may get worse. No, in fact, it will get worse over the next 2 years. Graham and Jordan contract will be up and they'll both in the $6 to $8 mill range. Read a John Clayton story last night and it focused on ...


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Throw out some names of backup QB - adono
I think it's a pretty safe bet to say the team will draft a QB somewhere in the draft. I wouldn't be surprise if they also bring in a vet QB to compete. After looking at the ranked QBs in the draft, the guy that stuck out was Nathan Stanley out of Southeastern in Hammond: "Nathan Stanley, QB, So...


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