Voice_of_Reason

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  1. The 2017 Training Camp Discussion Thread

    Anybody who bets on preseason has a real problem. And I've got some ocean view property in Nebraska to sell you. Good price.
  2. The 2017 Training Camp Discussion Thread

    Where is that quote from Kirk from? I hadn't seen it. I am also not sure I totally buy it. Nothing I saw from the Cowboys was anything other than vanilla and they ran it better. IF, and this is a big IF, it's just that Jay doesn't care at all about running stuff in pre-season, and that's the reason, then I think he should re-evaluate his position. What he's doing isn't working. So change something.
  3. The 2017 Training Camp Discussion Thread

    I hope you're right. And I hope that it kicks in before the Eagles game. Because last year the offense didn't look great for several weeks. Ok, not great.
  4. Game of Thrones Season 7

    That sequence where Arya basically said Sansa should have died before betraying her family ... wow. That was intense. The Jon/Lady Mormont digs run deep. I thought all of it was fabulous. I think Arya has kinda gone off the reservation, but we'll see. The only issue I have is that for some reason, the way Arya stands seems different and not "her" at all. It's almost like her training is complete, and now she just carries herself differently. I dunno. There's something somewhat weird about it, and I can't put my finger on it.
  5. The 2017 Training Camp Discussion Thread

    I give this response a "pshaw" Maybe a "whatever." That's not even remotely an excuse.
  6. Game of Thrones Season 7

    I'm not sure. I kindof read it as "I can give you this dagger and still kill you. Look out big sis." But I could be wrong. That was not a warm and cuddly walk-out. I really wish Sansa would have launched into what Ramsey did to her a little bit and how she escaped. But the Stark kids don't like to share life experiences. You seem caught up on the chains...
  7. The 2017 Training Camp Discussion Thread

    From what I saw, Kirk was missing on routine things, missing throws, reads, etc. It didn't looks as though they were working on anything to me, but I could be wrong. I think that (and I have always thought that) he is the product of the system. He's a very good QB who can execute a game plan. There is no game plan for pre-season, so he struggles. My hope is that once they have a game plan, and he is attacking a weakness, he'll be fine. Then after the season we can argue if that is worth $24 mil/year. But it shouldn't be lost on anybody that a second year QB came out and looked real sharp right out of the gates. If you're good, (and I think Dak is good), you should be able to execute the offense well if you've had a few weeks of practice. Wouldn't it be madly ironic if Kirk never countered the offer, essentially saying he wanted the 'Skins to prove it to him a bit, and then he sucks goats tits for the season, and ends up with a lower dollar figure contract? I HOPE this doesn't happen, but it would be so ... typical.
  8. Game of Thrones Season 7

    I think that that a lot of the "logistics" stuff gets people bothered. Though I'm not sure if it bothers book readers more than show watchers. I'm guessing it might. Because (from what I hear) GRRM was pretty specific in a lot of respects, and this season people have been all over the place. If he could see the future, then would he have missed on his second throw? I do think he knows more than anybody else on the show, though. Another interesting thought: Bran AND Jon have both sworn to defeat the Night's King. BUT they haven't bothered to actually find a way to communicate about it directly. Seriously, the Stark kids needs group therapy. Sit and talk to each other. I do like the Internet meme going around (there's more than one) with a picture of Bran "I'm the 3 eyed Raven", Arya "I'm a faceless assassin", Jon "I've been brought back from the dead" and Sansa "WTF?!!"
  9. HEADS UP - ES is going offline Monday

    I'm missing the breadcrumbs. Links that show you were you are and easily get back to forum from thread.
  10. The 2017 Training Camp Discussion Thread

    I'll put this here regarding Kirk, and his comments about not being in a real game for a year, and blah blah blah. I happened to be in Dallas on Saturday visiting in-laws. I saw the beginning of the Cowboys vs. Indy game. Dak came out sharp, threw it accurately all over the pace. Simple throws. A slant, a hitch, and finally a great deep fade for a TD. I don't think the ball hit the ground. (I could be wrong.) For a top 5, top 10 QB, they shouldn't have these types of problems. Now, do I think that Kirk is going to turn into Rex Grossman? Probably not. I think he's probably going to be ok. But I've got to say that my level of concern is high, because this type of stuff shouldn't happen. And my worry is that it was the combo of Kirk and Boy Wonder who made good things happen. And without the combo, good things won't happen.
  11. Game of Thrones Season 7

    Ok, so finally in front of a computer to offer some thoughts. Here we go: 1. I loved all the dialog between the magnificent 7. They sortof paired up and had conversations. They were mostly cool, but the 2 that I really enjoyed were Torrmund and The Hound talking about Brienne, and Jon and Jorrah talking about Long Claw. Both were outstanding exchanges between characters that we like. 2. The confrontation between Ayra and Sansa was great. I can totally see where Arya is coming from, but for basiclaly the first time in the entire run of the show, I'm on Sansa's side. I think since essentially day 1, we have all been fans of Arya. We root for her, with the hound, with the faceless men, against the waif... She kills all the Frey's, and we rejoice. She's been a character that the audience is used to rooting for. Until this scene. At least for me. And I found it SO strange to be taking "the other" side in a scene with Arya. Of the entire episode, this felt most "GRRM-y." He loves to take a character who is bad, humanize them, and actually have you rooting for them (think Jamie), and a character that is good, and show their weaknesses. Sansa really has done nothing wrong, and Arya comes at her with both barrels. I thought for a second that she was going go murder Sansa and take her face. I'm really interested to see where this goes, because it was a hell of a scene. 3. I don't believe we saw Cercei or Kings Landing at all this episode. Or Bran. 4. 1 line was missing. And _I_ could have written the line. And it would have made the entire Benjen scene make sense. "The 3 eyed raven sent me." That's it. That's all it would have taken to end all of he teeth mashing about how Benjen appeared at exactly the right place at the right time, just like he did when he saved Bran after The Door. I don't know why they didn't do that. If they wanted to be even more obvious about it, they could have shown Bran warged into a raven watching the battle. 5. I am going on record saying I don't honestly give a damn where they found big chains.to pull up a dragon. Or how they got the chains on the dragon. FWIW, I watched an episode of Deadliest Catch where the Nortwestern dragged a chain on the bottom of the sea looking for it's anchor (the line had snapped the night before), they caught it, and reeled it up, and nobody went swimming. We're talking about an all-powerful, all-knowing Night King. I'm willing to go with the fact that he could gt chains and pull up a dragon. If we're going to suspend our disbelief about dragons, then we can suspend our disbelief about chains. 6. I also don't care that it probably takes a raven a bit longer to get to Dragonstone, and then Danny to get to Jon than they showed in the show. Whatever. More jet packing, and I just didn't care that much. I think that I've just come tot he realization that because fat ass didn't finish the books and give D&D material to adapt, they ended up spending the entire season 5 stalling, season 6 positioning people, and now they're just trying to get on with their lives. People will appear in places where they need to be, and I'm good with it. I don't need 1 battle to last 3 episodes because it takes 8 days to do a round trip to Dragonstone. 7. Has Tyrian gotten 1 thing right this season? And Danny called him out for it. 8. The end scene with Danny and Jon was pretty cool. I especially picked up on the "I hope I'm worth it" from Danny. That's the first show of humility we've seen from her in a while. I also liked Jon calling her "Danny." That was kindof cute. Also, if I almost freeze to death in a lake and am rescued by my half-alive uncle, then pass-out, and wake up, I really wouldn't mind waking up to Emelia Clarke looking down at me. Hot damn she looked good. Fully clothed. 9. Going back to Winterfell, if Baelish sneaks out of this one with Bran the All Seeing and Arya the human lie detector, that's going to be harder to suspend my disbelief than the jet packing ravens. 10. Ice Dragon. Cool. Damn. Honorary mentioned to Drogon who has learned to juke and jive. More likely Bran.
  12. Game of Thrones Season 7

    This is straight out of the movie Moana. "This is not who you are, you know who you are." My 3 year old watches it on loop. (Good movie, for an animated feature.)
  13. Game of Thrones Season 7

    I have so many thoughts. But only an iPhone. At the moment. so, I'll just say this: I think I might just be rooting a little bit for the night king. Because he's clearly the most organized, thoughtful and experienced. Dude is just misunderstood. Kinda like Darth Vader.
  14. Random Thought Thread

    I'm on a flight tomorrow during the eclipse I think. I hope the pilots have appropriate eye protection
  15. Random Thought Thread

    With 600m dollars, your unborn kids with your future supermodel wife have retired, and their kids too. I have 2 of 3. She cooks, watches sports (bats/Saints fan) She drinks, I don't. So if I drank, 3/3. i also cook, fwiw. Because I love to cook.