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 1   Featured Leagues / GBRFL / Re: Trade Talks  on: Nov 18th, 2017, 8:43pm 
Started by DB | Last post by DirkDiggler
Antonio Brown is on the market.  
 
 Looking to the future.   Go big or go home.  Already having conversations  
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 2   Featured Leagues / GBRFL / Re: 2017 Trades  on: Nov 14th, 2017, 9:20pm 
Started by Stegfucius | Last post by DirkDiggler
on Nov 14th, 2017, 9:47am, IbdFunk wrote:
Minor deal
 
feder gets warners second round free agent pick this week  
warner gets feder week 16 second round free agent pick

 
Correction:    
 
Feder gets Warner's 2nd round free agent pick
 
Warner gets Feder's 2nd round free agent pick week 17
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 3   the Gridiron / the Sidelines / Re: G.T.K.Y.G. - Topic:  Politics  on: Nov 11th, 2017, 6:32pm 
Started by Stegfucius | Last post by Stegfucius
In case anybody did not get this, ...
 
on Nov 2nd, 2017, 3:06am, Stegfucius wrote:
"I will transmit this information to Vladimir."

 
... Google it!
 
 
on Oct 28th, 2017, 5:56am, Stegfucius wrote:
It has been said (by the likes of Stephen A. Smith) that President Trump has won/is winning the day over the players kneeling during the National Anthem and presentation of colors, but that he has done so by "distorting" their message.  That latter part is a falsehood!  He did not.  Kaepernick and those who have followed his "lead" have.  Without getting into the deeper, more nuanced philosophical issues of the day of relativism, subjectivism and emotionalism run amok and a population's overwhelming loss of objectivity and as a result reasonableness, let's just say that what matters is not what the message is (which is whatever one has determined it to be) but how it is delivered (which requires one to make considerations beyond one's own determinations).
 
While I agree that how these players have decided to conduct their protest is disrespectful to service members and first responders, with ALL DUE respect, that in and of itself is not my greatest concern.  What I am concerned about is something much more destructive to the core fabric of the country.  That is to say, my ultimate concern is that what they are doing is disrespectful and deleterious to the foundations of the country.  You would not want to ostentatiously protest, say, the child-molestation scandal in the Catholic Church during the recital of the Lord's Prayer (or even the Nicene Creed) unless you were wanting to announce your renunciation of Christianity (or departure from the Church).  Such would not be tolerated as those prayers speak to the foundations of Christianity (and the Catholic Church).  Analogously, disrespecting the National Anthem and the American flag is in the same anti-American, deconstructionist spirit that seeks the diminution of the Founding Fathers, the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution as is manifest in the desecration of the Jefferson and Lincoln Memorials, the Washington Monument and the WWII Memorial.  This is an undeniably dangerous trend!  And, it is not nearly sufficiently addressed.
 
Mind you, the leftists and socialists who foment this anti-Americanism are no fans of the NFL, either.  The NFL too is an iconic American staple that promotes competition and masculinity.  These players are political stooges.  But, moreover, the fame of the players is being used to further spread this cancer, especially to the young people who look up to them.  The far left is winning in a twofold manner: they are getting their political agenda advanced, AND it is hurting the NFL!
 
Now, that all does not mean that their protest has absolutely no merit.  But, if we are really going to have, not just the, but an intellectually honest "conversation" about "race", it is going to have to include statistics that are fairly overwhelmingly unsupportive of the claim of rampant police brutality against blacks, the failures of social-welfare programs, inner-city policies, and "Great Society" initiatives (and the fact that the architect of the "Great Society", LBJ, had THIS to say about it all), the life-saving results of stop-and-frisk policing, as well as the disintegration of the African-American family.  Also, since education and work experience and training are so fundamentally important to the uplifting of a person and a community, solutions such as school vouchers ("free education equals public eduction" is a lie) and welfare work and apprenticeship requirements (of the kind which the prior administration removed) need to be taken seriously and not just dismissed by demagoguery and overgeneralized rhetoric about racism and white supremacy.  Otherwise, the "conversation" will remain unproductive political posturing that moreover causes the country to crack at the seams insofar as academia, the mainstream media and the entertainment industry are in the tank for the democrats.
 
(To wit, even what Trump said was misreported and overblown.  He did not directly call the players "sons of bitches" as has been roundly reported.  He just quipped as if he was quoting an NFL owner saying, upon seeing a player kneeling during the Anthem, "Get that son of a bitch off the field right now, he's fired."  That is the exact quote.  It takes pretty thin skin to believe he was referring to oneself specifically and a political agenda to take it as applying in some particularly literal way to each and every one of the players.  He is saying some generic slang that one would be inclined to say about an employee one wants fired.  But, I digress...  He is oftentimes crass.  C'est la vie.)
 
Needless to say, this is NOT about any infringement on players' freedom of speech and expression, which is an intellectually vapid defense.  Bottom line for me and vis-ą-vis this website, the players protesting during the Anthem and presentation of colors are severely compromising my enjoyment of the hobby of fantasy football I so love.  Ugh...  I am wanting to simply close this post out with an innocuous, commonplace phrase regarding the heavy feeling I have about this season, but -- censorship is in the midst -- I am refraining from doing so for fear of some thin-skinned, indoctrinated drone absurdly reading racism into it and then my being swarmed by drones, and in the meantime having my carefully considered points get lost in the scuffle.

 
It is now official...  The National Anthem is being attacked as racist!  Way to go, Colin!  Raping the 49ers was not enough.  You had to rape the nation!  While the country's foundations are under assault, statues of a disgraced and ultimately forgettable former Mayor of Washington D.C. Marion Barry are being erected.  His misdeeds are explained away as a function of the times in which he lived, but such a pass is not given to our Founding Fathers!  But, I digress...
 
I have a working thesis about how the NFL is getting by during these unfortunate times...  The NFL is being buoyed by fantasy football!  This may just be anecdotal, but in all honesty the ONLY thing keeping me partially tuned in to the NFL is my fantasy football league, the GBRFL.  The NFL is the only professional sports league that has consistently held my attention into my adulthood, and but for the existence of the GBRFL, I would be done with the NFL!  The anti-Americanism and libel against the American people that the NFL is promoting is despicable.
 
The politically motivated conflation of imperfect racial attitudes with overt racism, no less white supremacy, is a grave error of our times and a terrible libel against the overwhelming majority of Americans!
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 4   the Gridiron / the Red Zone / Re: Packers Team Report  on: Nov 11th, 2017, 5:37pm 
Started by Stegfucius | Last post by Stegfucius
I think the Packers are doing themselves a grave disservice by shelving Montgomery in favor of Jones while Hundley is under center.  Maybe Jones is a better pure running back than Montgomery, and maybe when Rodgers is back at the helm, he will be the guy they should go with.  Hundley, however, to have success needs that more versatile back, who moreover can better function in the no-huddle, someone who is not just a good runner but also a good receiver, and that is indubitably Montgomery, not Jones.  Jones may be the better running back by a little bit, but Montgomery is the better receiving back by "a lotta" bit.  Make no mistakes...  Before getting injured, Montgomery was about to break out in that first game against the Bears.
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 5   Featured Leagues / GBRFL / Re: The... Just Talk Thread  on: Nov 9th, 2017, 5:59pm 
Started by Stegfucius | Last post by IbdFunk
Yeah dave it was a tough matchup for you missing 3/4th of my team. No fournetter, Gordon, hogan, green ect. This week may be rough a Little also but should keep rolling if my guys can stay healthy.
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 6   the Gridiron / the Red Zone / Re: Panthers Team Report  on: Nov 4th, 2017, 7:25pm 
Started by Stegfucius | Last post by Stegfucius
Reinstantiating Smith-Muhammed is wishful thinking, for sure...  However, Rivera presumably signed off on the Benjamin deal, so I do not think he thinks they are necessarily screwed.  I think they saw a redundancy, at least in style, with Benjamin and Funchess, instead of a complementarity.  Samuel and Funchess will complement each other better.  I think they want to give Newton, who indeed has had a poor season with the configuration heretofore, that speedy Steve Smith-type guy again, and that I would suggest is Samuel.  We shall see...
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 7   the Gridiron / the Red Zone / Re: Broncos Team Report  on: Nov 1st, 2017, 7:32pm 
Started by Stegfucius | Last post by Stegfucius
Osweiler back at the helm... according to this LOCAL source rolling off "The REAL Feed":
 
Brock Osweiler's 2015 big-game success gives Broncos teammates faith in new quarterback
DenverPost.com - BRONCOS / NFL (01.11.2017 15:02)
 
Domata Peko stood next to Von Miller on the sideline during the Broncos' practice Wednesday afternoon and shared a memory of the team's new -- yet not-so new -- starting quarterback.  
Peko played for the Bengals in 2015. Brock Osweiler, making the sixth start of his NFL ...
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 8   the Gridiron / the Red Zone / Re: Browns Team Report  on: Nov 1st, 2017, 7:14pm 
Started by Stegfucius | Last post by Stegfucius
Dysfunctional player returns to dysfunctional organization... according to "The REAL Feed":
 
NFL Grants Browns WR Josh Gordon Conditional Reinstatement
www.usnews.com (01.11.2017 16:29)
Browns suspended wide receiver Josh Gordon granted conditional reinstatement by NFL.
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 9   the Gridiron / the Red Zone / Re: 49ers Team Report  on: Oct 30th, 2017, 9:13pm 
Started by Stegfucius | Last post by Stegfucius
The Garoppolo sweepstakes have alas been won...  Currently from atop "The REAL Feed":
 
Pats' Garoppolo traded to 49ers, sources say
ESPN: NFL (30.10.2017 19:22)
Pats' Garoppolo traded to 49ers, sources say
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 10   the Gridiron / the Sidelines / Re: Site Donors  on: Oct 28th, 2017, 5:21am 
Started by Stegfucius | Last post by Stegfucius
Little late on the thank you for this one...  Our best website contributor in terms of number of donations, SEVENTEEN, Mark Hahn a.k.a. Drew Rosenhaus made a substantial contribution earlier this month!  It is at a level that makes a big difference... as does seventeen donations of even more modest amounts.  Thanks a bunch, man!
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