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re: What's taking so long? Re: Josh Gordon ruling - Mephistopheles
The NFL has been slow. They're also holding off on Aldon Smith's punishment. It could be to research the punishment in light of a possible court of arbitration appeal, or just a deliberate time wasting measure to ensure no appeal can happen before the season. ...


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re: why is rg3 so terrible - Mephistopheles
Thanksgiving 2012 dude had like 4 TDs in 10 attempts against Dallas, he runs a 4.35 and he can put the ball pretty much where ever he wants. If he's failing its not due to lack of talent....


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re: Is ESPN done shoving soccer down our throats for now? - Mephistopheles
[quote]I have an all cricket channel. I try to watch it every now and then, but I have zero clue what's going on and can't seem to figure anything out while watching.[/quote] Don't worry I'm English, lived there most of my life and I don't understand it either. That said, if you like playin...


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re: Any worst beat down ever in team sports than Brazil-GER game today? - Mephistopheles
To put this in context, Spain scored 8 goals in total at the 2010 world cup....


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re: A 3-man defense is undefeated against a 4-man defense - Mephistopheles
I think a three man defence actually makes sense against a false 9. You let one CB get drawn out and the others hold a typical shape. ...


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re: Most overrated football (soccer) player - Mephistopheles
I feel like some people still think of him as being ready to challenge Messi, Ronaldo. Personally I don't think he's good enough to build the England team around, which many do....


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re: Most overrated football (soccer) player - Mephistopheles
Its Rooney. Rooney is a very good player, and for one season he was almost as good as Messi/Ronaldo. Unfortunately, most seasons he's not that good. There are probably 10 better strikers than Rooney now. He was a great player when he broke through, forceful, aggressive, creative, he played with f...


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re: Which sport's ref(s) has/have the toughest job? - Mephistopheles
The linesman in soccer. In many situations its simply not possible to see the ball being played at the same time as seeing where the attacker is in relation to the defensive line. The human visual field is sometimes just too limited. This has actually been tested and shown to be true....


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re: Serious Q About Soccer Injuries - Mephistopheles
The reason the ball doesn't hurt if you go to head it is because you use the muscles in your neck and use a tough part of your head to push the ball away. If the ball hits you in the face from a free kick or you just don't see it coming, it hurts like frick. ...


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re: 49er's QB Colin Kaepernick signs 6 year extension, $60M guaranteed - Mephistopheles
[quote]It’s a convoluted way to pump up the base value of the deal artificially, allowing Kaepernick and his agents to claim that the deal is better than it will be, unless he satisfies the requirements to stop the de-escalator this year. The contract also includes, starting in 2015, a whopping $...


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re: 49er's QB Colin Kaepernick signs 6 year extension, $60M guaranteed - Mephistopheles
Only $12m fully guaranteed? Salary goes down by 2m every year he isn't all pro or in the Superbowl? 49ers just got a fantastic dwal ...


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re: 49er's QB Colin Kaepernick signs 6 year extension, $60M guaranteed - Mephistopheles
[quote]We’ve yet to get our eyes on the specifics of theColin Kaepernick contract, but the buzz in league circles is that the initial reports created a false impression regarding the true value of the deal. One league source estimated that the official numbers will come out within 2-3 days.  Unti...


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re: 49er's QB Colin Kaepernick signs 6 year extension, $60M guaranteed - Mephistopheles
We need to know what the terms of the deal are. I don't mean the numbers I mean what he does to get them. It's up to $126, but to judge the contract its really important to know where the base salaries end and what the triggers for the incentives are. ...


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re: Is abortion the single most important political issue to those on the left? - Mephistopheles
Abortion is an issue where you're always going to have diametrically opposed viewpoints. This is because some people favor the right of themsleves and of other people to choose, and some people favor the imposition of their moral view upon everybody. I say this as an immigrant. It really is amazi...


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re: Weakest (least talented) positional units in the NFL? - Mephistopheles
Expecting at least two DBs for the 49ers in the first 4 rounds tho. One to back up at safety one to challenge for starting corner....


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re: Predict Entire NFL standings as of today's roster - Mephistopheles
NFC West vs AFC West this year. Two best divisions facing off. One of the 49ers, Chiefs, Broncos or Seahawks is in for a big fall IMO. Interested to see how big SFs home advantage will be in the new stadium because the other 3 are 3 of the toughest places to go....


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re: Weakest (least talented) positional units in the NFL? - Mephistopheles
Niners have lost Brown, Whitner and Carlos Rogers this off season. Not saying this is the weakest secondary but they weren't amazing with those 3. ...


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re: Manning's Career Super Bowl Stats (3 TDs, 4 INTs, 2 Fumbles) - Mephistopheles
Could've gone to the Niners, who've had a top 3 running game and top 3 scoring D for all of the last 3 seasons (probably, not looking that up) but he chose the Broncos......


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re: How much is Wilson going to get on his next contract? - Mephistopheles
[quote]With the rise of these QB deals and a Super Bowl under his belt, I'd think he's gonna command some serious coin. 18-20 mil? [/quote] If Cutler is worth that, why wouldn't Wilson be?...


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re: Your Most Traumatic Sports Play/Moment? - Mephistopheles
I'm a soccer fan and I've seen my team relegated 3 times in my lifetime. Worst moment tho was in about December 2009, we were at the bottom of the table of the second tier league, and the club was so broke we couldn't afford to sack the manager because we couldn't afford to pay him off. ...


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