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OnePlus, the smartphone flagship killer? - Sophandros
http://www.theverge.com/2014/4/23/5642810/oneplus-one-smartphone-official Or is it just a marketing ploy? The pricing is great. [quote] OnePlus, the startup founded by former Oppo VP Pete Lau, has unveiled its first smartphone, the OnePlus One. It's a powerful effort, with a 2.5GHz Snapdra...


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The Worlds Highest Paid Athletes - Sophandros
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2014/04/15/rodgers-stafford-brady-among-worlds-highest-paid-athletes/ [quote]Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford and Patriots quarterback Tom Brady were the three highest-paid players on American sports teams in the last year....


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So a woman ODed in a townhouse owned by Jim Irsay... - Sophandros
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2014/04/06/irsays-situation-gets-more-complicated/ [quote]According to Tim Evans and Mark Alesia of the Indianapolis Star, the arrest came less than three weeks after a woman was found dead of an apparent drug overdose in a townhouse Irsay previously had given...


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The Myth of the Science and Engineering Shortage - Sophandros
Full Disclosure: I hold a Bachelor of Science degree and I use it. However, I agree with this article in part because of people from my generation (I graduated in the late 1990s) who were told that there is a shortage of STEM majors in the world. We studied in those fields and positioned ourselv...


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Arizona fans riot after losing last night - Sophandros
http://deadspin.com/arizona-loses-to-wisconsin-students-and-riot-police-fa-1554640886?utm_campaign=socialflow_deadspin_facebook&utm_source=deadspin_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow [quote]Riot police were lining up in front of a University boulevard bar more than an hour before the game ended and...


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Saved by the Bell/True Detective Theory - Sophandros
http://thoughtcatalog.com/rob-fee/2014/02/the-saved-by-the-bell-theory-that-changes-everything/ [quote]I believe that Zack Morris died in 1988. It may sound ridiculous, but there are signs all over the place if you know what to look for. I believe that Zack was in some sort of accident that tr...


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Good Read from MMQB on the Saints cap situation - Sophandros
http://mmqb.si.com/2014/03/12/jimmy-graham-new-orleans-saints-free-agency/ [quote]Some believe Drew Brees’ contract is to blame. Thanks to the structure of the seven-year, $100 million deal he signed in 2012—which included a $37 million signing bonus—Brees carries an $18.4 million cap obligati...


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The Market for RBs--in case we're looking to address the position - Sophandros
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2014/03/08/no-market-for-running-backs-so-far/ This also explains why we will cut Sproles and maybe Thomas....


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What would happen if someone stood his ground against a cop? - Sophandros
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/03/07/florida-man-invokes-stand-your-ground-after-shooting-sheriffs-deputy/ I guess we're about to find out. In FL, no less! [quote] A Pensacola, FL court is set to decide on Friday whether 24-year-old Keenan Finkelstein is criminally liable for shooting a depu...


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Jimmy hasn't filed a grievance after being tagged as a TE - Sophandros
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2014/03/07/why-hasnt-graham-filed-a-grievance/ I think that this shows a couple things. One is that he and his agent are working in good faith. The other is that the majority of the noise surrounding this situation is media generated....


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Rational Cap Analysis for the NFC South - Sophandros
http://www.footballoutsiders.com/under-cap/2014/under-cap-nfc-south Overview: Mickey Loomis already brushed through the first loop of salary cap hell by trimming veteran defenders. The next step for New Orleans is actually finishing up a Graham extension, thus lowering his cap figure for this yea...


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The Saints and Pierre Thomas's Agent have started talking his future - Sophandros
http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap2000000329281/article/pierre-thomas-saints-discuss-future-in-new-orleans Actual news rather than speculation based on random tweets....


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From Fox 8, a contract proposal for JG - Sophandros
I'm not wading through the worthless threads currently on here to see if this is posted already. http://www.fox8live.com/story/24767270/after-further-review-a-hypothetical-jimmy-graham-contract-proposal...


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"Redshirts" is set to be a series on FX - Sophandros
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-57618769-1/sci-fi-novel-redshirts-heads-to-fx-as-a-tv-series/ :nana:...


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3 more Flying J execs plead guilty. Does Goodell still support Haslem? - Sophandros
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2014/01/27/three-more-pilot-flying-j-executives-plead-guilty/ For those keeping score at home, that's ten guilty pleas. Haslem knew or should have known about this massive fraud at his company. The league forced DeBartolo to sell when he had federal investi...


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A.J. McCarron is a superstitious fool - Sophandros
http://collegefootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2014/01/27/a-j-mccarron-thought-the-grammys-were-really-demonic/ Dude, if you think the Grammys are demonic, wait until you have to play in or at Oakland......


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Google autocompletes for each state...no real surprises... - Sophandros
[link=(http://www.businessinsider.com/why-is-nebraska-so-boring-map-2014-1)]LINK[/link] [img]http://static2.businessinsider.com/image/52e51b61eab8ea913882a558-650-391/screen%20shot%202014-01-26%20at%209.27.14%20am.png[/img] Based on a good number of posters on this site, I'd say that LA is spo...


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Excellent read on what the Saints need to do on offense vs Seattle - Sophandros
http://www.footballoutsiders.com/film-room/2014/film-room-sean-payton [quote]Clear solutions or easy plays aren't available against Seattle. Sean Payton is a smart coach and understands that. Risks aren't a problem, so long as they are calculated risks. Payton may have another plan that could exp...


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Jenny Vrentas on Payton's impact - Sophandros
http://mmqb.si.com/2014/01/07/sean-payton-new-orleans-saints/ [quote]How might Payton spin this week’s divisional round matchup with the Seahawks at CenturyLink Field? It’s less about motivation than it is cultivating a mindset: That New Orleans’ Week 13 loss was a fluke; that the Saints can beat...


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Remember when so many here said Dalton > Cam? - Sophandros
What's your take now? Are you man enough to eat your crow?...


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Who are the worst PbP and commentators for the NFL? - Sophandros
Here is an analysis, complete with graphs: http://www.sportsonearth.com/article/66008790/ Yes, Dierdorf is the worst... ...


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Let's discuss this "terrible road team" narrative - Sophandros
The Saints are 7-0 at home and 3-4 on the road this season. Of the 4 losses, they were by 3, 6, 27, and 11. For some reason, this equates to being a "terrible" road team. Now, if the Saints are a terrible road team, then what are other teams who have stellar home records and less than stellar roa...


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Austin is OUT for today - Sophandros
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/12/15/tavon-austin-wont-play-on-sunday/ He scared....


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Good read from the TP's best writer - Sophandros
http://www.nola.com/saints/index.ssf/2013/12/sean_payton_is_making_a_case_f.html [quote]the Saints have been forced to win more games in different ways than ever this season. It all adds up to a Coach of the Year-worthy season for Payton. Andy Reid, Ron Rivera, Chip Kelly and Pete Carroll are ...


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Must Read if You Are a Football Fan - Sophandros
[link=(http://nfl.si.com/2013/11/29/thank-you-dr-z-yours-truly-everybody/)]Thank you, Dr Z[/link] It was five years ago that Paul Zimmerman, aka, Dr. Z, was stricken by three consecutive strokes that left a great writer and analyst of the sport of football without the ability to write or speak. ...


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Mike Tanier, an unbiased observer, on yesterday - Sophandros
[quote]The narrow 23-20 win over the 49ers was really a 30-14 win obscured by a dumb play on an interception return (Corey White fumbled a touchdown into a touchback), a muffed punt...and a few other miscues.[/quote] http://www.sportsonearth.com/article/64003340/ ...


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Let's talk about how we're going to get to Geno - Sophandros
http://www.footballoutsiders.com/under-pressure/2013/under-pressure-sack-breakdowns [quote]Smith has been sacked 28 times overall, but only five (17.9 percent) of them are short sacks. Another eight (28.6 percent) are normal sacks and a whopping 15 (53.6 percent) are long sacks. [/quote] He holds ...


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Playoff Odds after Week 8 of the Season - Sophandros
http://www.footballoutsiders.com/stats/playoffodds Saints: 11.2 Mean Wins Odds by Seed: 14.3% 1 Seed 32.5% 2 Seed 20.1% 3 Seed 3.5% 4 Seed 6.3% 5 Seed 10.6% 6 Seed Summary: 70.4% Win Division 46.8% Bye 16.9% Wild Card 87.3% of making the playoffs in some form Further Playof...


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Greg Schiano says he needs "Schiano men" to succeed... - Sophandros
Well, the Ultimate Schiano Man is Greg Schiano. What would happen if we had a team of Greg Schianos? This: http://www.sbnation.com/2013/10/23/4862062/greg-schiano-breaking-madden...


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The Difference Maker - Sophandros
http://www.sportsonearth.com/article/62715976/ Good read on Payton's return and its impact. [quote]You want to know why the Saints went from 13-3 in 2011, to 7-9 in 2012, to 5-0 in 2013? In 2012 they had a banner. Before and after, they had a visionary.[/quote]...


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