thebluefood

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    April 3, 1991
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    Since I can remember
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    Sammy Baugh; Art Monk
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    Middletown, PA (from the ol' DMV)
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  1. If this were a Christopher Guest mockumentary or a season of Veep or some form of performance art, this would be considered the pinnacle of satire and would win every award in the book.
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    2019 Washington Nationals Thread - The Winds of Change

    Real shame management's been doing a crummy job building a winning team.
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    2019 Washington Nationals Thread - The Winds of Change

    Hope they move/expand in the Carolinas too. Raleigh and Charlotte could totally support an MLB franchise.
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    2019 Washington Nationals Thread - The Winds of Change

    Serves the Angelos family right for stonewalling baseball out of D.C. for so long. Oddly enough, though, the O's (then under Jerold Hoffberger) were one of the two teams to vote against the Senators moving in '71. I think the other team was the White Sox - one of the reasons they're my favorite AL franchise.
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    2019 Washington Nationals Thread - The Winds of Change

    As we approach the 15th season of Nationals baseball with a ton of question marks, let's all take a deep breath and remember: -D.C. still has big league baseball. Our 30+ year wait mercifully ended and it looks like the Nats are here to stay. -Montreal may very well have a team again so things may be back in balance soon (https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/montreal-baseball-new-stadium-1.4947176) -And of course:
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    Gameday Thread

    Even if the Pats score, the Rams defense can hold their heads up high. They played a hell of a game.
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    Gameday Thread

    Oy Gevalt.
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    Gameday Thread

    Rams DL have got to get in Brady's face early and often tonight or it's #6 for the Pats. Got a feeling it will be another close one all the same.
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    Gameday Thread

    Unless you're trying to pull a 1919 World Series and throw the game, I have no idea why you'd ever do this. Everyone knows you either talk up your opponent or your keep your mouth shut leading up to the game. Now you've added to Tom Brady's shoulder chip collection. Absolute buffoon.
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    Random "Thot" Thread (Stadium Edition)

    A dynasty that could, conceivably, last 20+ full seasons. Weren't we supposed to be in a post-dynasty era now that free agency is in play? Unbelievable.
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    Random "Thot" Thread (Stadium Edition)

    On this day 27-years-ago
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    I Hate The Patriots.

    Ah, man, I didn't know Max Kellerman posted here!
  13. It's the responsibility of any reporter to ask pertinent questions and cover pertinent topics, regardless of their beat. That means asking your interviewees tough questions because you're no one's PR official. That most certainly includes sports reporters. Communities spend billions of dollars supporting teams and leagues by purchasing team/sponsor's merchandise or giving up valuable land and tax money to build a team's facilities. In a more abstract (but not less important) light, sports organizations are symbols and rallying points for communities of all sizes. I've often said the 'Skins are one of the few things Washingtonians actually have to claim as their own since most everything of note in the D.C. area is labeled "federal" or "national," even its symphony orchestra (which is supposed to be the pride and joy of a city). And as I alluded to earlier, we can't pretend sports are on their own island. They are just as interconnected with politics, finance, identity, and labor as anything else. We're seeing that play out now as the 'Skins look for their next stadium. There are tremendous financial and emotional stakes tied up in a city's ball teams and that must be taken with the utmost seriousness. For someone to shirk that responsibility not only makes them a company stooge but betrays a real and valid trust a community has in one of the few things that's supposed to bring them joy and unity (even if it's only for a few hours a week for four-five months).
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    The Bruce Allen/GM Thread

    If I had to list the number one reason as to why I tapped out, this would be it. There's more than a passing resemblance between GPM & Dan Snyder, especially with their managerial style, PR snafus, and reluctance (if not outright hostility) toward having competent personnel in important roles. Let's not forget GPM refused to re-hire Ray Flahtery after the latter's stint in the Navy during WWII because he was the only man who could (and would) stand up to Marshall when he tried to butt into football affairs. What followed were 20 years of yes-men, has beens, and ex-players. Flaherty did the one thing you can't do with the likes of Marshall and Snyder: he bruised their egos. Fortunately for fans back then, GPM was in his twilight years and declining financially so he had to sell his shares and (mercifully) piss off before kicking it in '69. Williams/Cooke built a winning culture and ushered in a new golden age for the team. Dan Snyder, on the other hand, is not only a relative child among his fellow team owners (average age among NFL owners is about 70) but is making money hand-over-fist with the 'Skins despite the train-wreck he inherited and enhanced. Selling the team would be in complete conflict with his own interests and would be an exceptionally foolish financial decision to make, especially since Red Zebra broke up and he's sold off all his radio stations? Mind you, I don't think he's actively trying to sabotage the team the way GPM did toward the end of his coaching tenure but if you and yours are making money, what material incentive is there to rock the boat? Because it's the right thing to do? Because the fans and the community would appreciate it?
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    The Bruce Allen/GM Thread

    I was just about to post this myself. Great Op-Ed by Svrluga and he's absolutely on point: Allen's a symptom of a much bigger and systemic disease within the organization. As far as those theories go, it hardly matters to me which one (or if either one) is correct. The results, on and off the field, have spoken for themselves. I don't deny his desire to build a winning team but I do doubt his desire to create a winning i. That winning culture includes fanbase and community engagement. That's not to discount the work the team's foundation does or the time players take to reach out to local schools and charities but with the hole the team's dug itself into, they're going to have to do more than what's become "industry standard" for community outreach. The litany of stories from decades long season ticket holders bailing out didn't come out of nowhere and it isn't only because the team's mediocre play. We all know there's a laundry list of PR snafus committed by the organization and Dan Snyder himself that can't just be waved away as "the media's agenda" and "fake news." Bruce Allen, at this point, is a useful stooge. "Let him take some of the heat At least I can say I'm more hands off off now."