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May 17, 2013
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I think the player I'm happiest for with the Bucs winning the Super Bowl is Leonard Fournette who came to the Bucs after Jacksonville placed him on waivers. He suffered some injuries while in J'ville and I think he put a lot of pressure on himself to "be the man" and try to win games since their overall offense was pretty weak.

He fell into a hell of a situation and saw limited action behind Ronald Jones during the regular season, getting around 100 fewer snaps, but came alive during the Bucs playoff run to earn himself the nickname "Playoff Lenny" for his dominating play when clutch yards were needed.

Besides, he's a local New Orleanian who played ball for St. Augustine, then LSU before being drafted by J'ville to start his NFL career. Hopefully, he can stay healthy and have a solid team surrounding him for a few more years.
 
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So basically he bailed on them for being too shit for too long?

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Well, 10 years with a team that has had some of the promise Houston had, only to fall short again and again gets tiring. Maybe he's hoping to land with a team with a real chance to get to the big game since I don't know of 1 football player who wouldn't love to retire with a Super Bowl ring in their possession.

Can you imagine him with the Bucs playing defense with Jason Pierre-Paul?????
 
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I think the player I'm happiest for with the Bucs winning the Super Bowl is Leonard Fournette who came to the Bucs after Jacksonville placed him on waivers. He suffered some injuries while in J'ville and I think he put a lot of pressure on himself to "be the man" and try to win games since their overall offense was pretty weak.

He fell into a hell of a situation and saw limited action behind Ronald Jones during the regular season, getting around 100 fewer snaps, but came alive during the Bucs playoff run to earn himself the nickname "Playoff Lenny" for his dominating play when clutch yards were needed.

Besides, he's a local New Orleanian who played ball for St. Augustine, then LSU before being drafted by J'ville to start his NFL career. Hopefully, he can stay healthy and have a solid team surrounding him for a few more years.


While the player you're most disgusted about is...:

Can't believe they are even doing this, but the Saints are looking at Antonio Brown today with a team workout. That guy has been nothing but "locker room poison", especially this season with both the Raiders and then the Patriots, where he lasted just a bit more than 2 weeks.

I'm hoping like hell, no matter how well he does or how badly he flops, that the Saints don't consider signing this idiot, even it it's for the duration of the current season with playoffs on the horizon.

Of course he's facing some suspension time so that will likely come into play in their overall decision if he can't play for months anyway.
 

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Well, 10 years with a team that has had some of the promise Houston had, only to fall short again and again gets tiring. Maybe he's hoping to land with a team with a real chance to get to the big game since I don't know of 1 football player who wouldn't love to retire with a Super Bowl ring in their possession.

Can you imagine him with the Bucs playing defense with Jason Pierre-Paul?????
Look up prior example under: Sanders, Barry (who gave Detroit ten years before quitting)...
 
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Look up prior example under: Sanders, Barry (who gave Detroit ten years before quitting)...
Yep, one of the best the NFL has ever seen at running back and to have that talent squandered in Detroit. The closest they got was in 92 with a loss to Washington in the Conference Title Game. Most of the time when they did make the playoffs, they lost in the wild card game.
 
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May 22, 2013
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I don’t know much about NFL and the prestige of the trophy itself. But surely that chicks being a bit pretentious about it. Outraged and “didn’t sleep for the past 2 nights because I was that upset” for fuck sake!

surely she’s going a bit over board. The dude is the goat QB so, that would make him on of the greatest passers ever as well no? He through the thing like 5m to a crowd of NFL receivers. The trophy was never in any danger.
 
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I don’t know much about NFL and the prestige of the trophy itself. But surely that chicks being a bit pretentious about it. Outraged and “didn’t sleep for the past 2 nights because I was that upset” for fuck sake!

surely she’s going a bit over board. The dude is the goat QB so, that would make him on of the greatest passers ever as well no? He through the thing like 5m to a crowd of NFL receivers. The trophy was never in any danger.
I stopped listening when it said "she's not a football fan and doesn't pay much attention to the game." If she was, she'd know Brady is hardly the first player to goof around with the trophy, and that apparently hasn't been an impediment to her sleep in the past.

 
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I stopped listening when it said "she's not a football fan and doesn't pay much attention to the game." If she was, she'd know Brady is hardly the first player to goof around with the trophy, and that apparently hasn't been an impediment to her sleep in the past.

It’s ridiculous.. “my dad did this and now you’re disrespecting his memory blah blah”

cry me a river. Tom shouldn’t even acknowledge her.

the Gronk thing was a bit silly though.
 

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I don’t know much about NFL and the prestige of the trophy itself. But surely that chick's being a bit pretentious about it. Outraged and “didn’t sleep for the past 2 nights because I was that upset” for fuck sake!

surely she’s going a bit over board. The dude is the goat QB so, that would make him on of the greatest passers ever as well no? He through the thing like 5m to a crowd of NFL receivers. The trophy was never in any danger.

Frankly, she's being far more than a bit pretentious, as players tend to value their individual personalized and sized championship rings far more. It is not the Stanley Cup (which some NHL players reportedly relieve themselves in before their teammates have newborn children baptized in it, so it's a good thing silver is antimicrobial).

Hell, after the Jets upset the heavily favored Colts in the third Super Bowl on January 12, 1969, they actually left the AFL-NFL Championship Trophy (which wouldn't be named for Vince Lombardi until after his death prior to SB V) awarded to them by Commissioner Pete Rozelle behind in a Miami hotel safe, leaving an assistant equipment manager named Mickey Rendine to retrieve it for bringing to NYC on a later flight.


Now, a couple paragraphs of some cloak and dagger material about the first SB trophy named for Lombardi and given a Roman numeral, Super Bowl V.

In January 1971, the Baltimore Colts won the first competitive SB in a brutal defensive war which legendary Dallas Cowboys HC Tom Landy said was the hardest hitting game he had ever been associated with, but team owner Carroll Rosenbloom finagled it for a party he hosted a few years later while owner of the Los Angeles Rams and never returned it, so Rozelle authorized a duplicate to be made for the city of Baltimore rather than get into an argument with Rosenbloom. That replica trophy resides in the Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards in Baltimore, which retained it as part of the legal settlement when the Colts infamously relocated to Indianapolis in 1984.

Rosenbloom drowned at Golden Beach Florida at age 72 in 1979. Speculation today is that his now 56 year old filmmaker son with Georgia Frontiere, Chip Rosenbloom, inherited the 1971 SB V Baltimore Colts original from her when she died at 80 in 2008, but this is supposition based on the fact he became Rams controlling owner when she died. In any event, the trophy presented by Rozelle to Rosenbloom in January 1971 has never resurfaced since being taken for that private party. (Even more oddly, some players from that Colts team like Bubba Smith and Mike Curtis didn't wear or value their rings much, while others like Rick Volk remain highly attached to theirs. Jets legend Don Maynard has stated that stealing his ring will mean taking his finger with it.)


A couple years ago, Rob Gronkowski did this to the previous Lombardi Trophy he helped win, actually damaging it with a very pronounced dent. (Where was Lorraine Groh then?)...:





Gronk has a history of issues with this particular team trophy (and did not play in the particular Super Bowl this victory rally was held for, having participated in only one SB win at this time, so there's a 75% chance that the trophy he nearly dropped in February 2017 was for a game he did not play in)..:




Lorraine Groh is contriving a sort of tenuous attention whoring family connection to this trophy her father could well be embarrassed by.

For whatever it's worth, silversmith Greg Groh did not even conceptualize or approve the original design of that trophy either (and he certainly was no longer alive to make this specific award), Tiffany's design chief Oscar Riedener, a native of Switzerland who knew nothing about the North American gridiron was. Rozelle commissioned Tiffany to produce a first class championship trophy in 1966 after convincing Lombardi to play the Packers against the Chiefs in the first Super Bowl, Riedener purchased a game ball, sat and studied the ball on his kitchen table while eating a bowl of Corn Flakes, then took a pair of scissors, cut up the box for a trophy base atop which the ball would sit, then presented the design a couple days later to Rozelle, who liked it (and probably didn't want a potential drinking cup or piss pot, or a dildo and toilet roll holder like the Academy Awards, hence he specified a "first class" representation).
 
May 22, 2013
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I stopped listening when it said "she's not a football fan and doesn't pay much attention to the game." If she was, she'd know Brady is hardly the first player to goof around with the trophy, and that apparently hasn't been an impediment to her sleep in the past.

Frankly, she's being far more than a bit pretentious, as players tend to value their individual personalized and sized championship rings far more. It is not the Stanley Cup (which some NHL players reportedly relieve themselves in before their teammates have newborn children baptized in it, so it's a good thing silver is antimicrobial).

Hell, after the Jets upset the heavily favored Colts in the third Super Bowl on January 12, 1969, they actually left the AFL-NFL Championship Trophy (which wouldn't be named for Vince Lombardi until after his death prior to SB V) awarded to them by Commissioner Pete Rozelle behind in a Miami hotel safe, leaving an assistant equipment manager named Mickey Rendine to retrieve it for bringing to NYC on a later flight.


Now, a couple paragraphs of some cloak and dagger material about the first SB trophy named for Lombardi and given a Roman numeral, Super Bowl V.

In January 1971, the Baltimore Colts won the first competitive SB in a brutal defensive war which legendary Dallas Cowboys HC Tom Landy said was the hardest hitting game he had ever been associated with, but team owner Carroll Rosenbloom finagled it for a party he hosted a few years later while owner of the Los Angeles Rams and never returned it, so Rozelle authorized a duplicate to be made for the city of Baltimore rather than get into an argument with Rosenbloom. That replica trophy resides in the Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards in Baltimore, which retained it as part of the legal settlement when the Colts infamously relocated to Indianapolis in 1984.

Rosenbloom drowned at Golden Beach Florida at age 72 in 1979. Speculation today is that his now 56 year old filmmaker son with Georgia Frontiere, Chip Rosenbloom, inherited the 1971 SB V Baltimore Colts original from her when she died at 80 in 2008, but this is supposition based on the fact he became Rams controlling owner when she died. In any event, the trophy presented by Rozelle to Rosenbloom in January 1971 has never resurfaced since being taken for that private party. (Even more oddly, some players from that Colts team like Bubba Smith and Mike Curtis didn't wear or value their rings much, while others like Rick Volk remain highly attached to theirs. Jets legend Don Maynard has stated that stealing his ring will mean taking his finger with it.)


A couple years ago, Rob Gronkowski did this to the previous Lombardi Trophy he helped win, actually damaging it with a very pronounced dent. (Where was Lorraine Groh then?)...:





Gronk has a history of issues with this particular team trophy (and did not play in the particular Super Bowl this victory rally was held for, having participated in only one SB win at this time, so there's a 75% chance that the trophy he nearly dropped in February 2017 was for a game he did not play in)..:




Lorraine Groh is contriving a sort of tenuous attention whoring family connection to this trophy her father could well be embarrassed by.

For whatever it's worth, silversmith Greg Groh did not even conceptualize or approve the original design of that trophy either (and he certainly was no longer alive to make this specific award), Tiffany's design chief Oscar Riedener, a native of Switzerland who knew nothing about the North American gridiron was. Rozelle commissioned Tiffany to produce a first class championship trophy in 1966 after convincing Lombardi to play the Packers against the Chiefs in the first Super Bowl, Riedener purchased a game ball, sat and studied the ball on his kitchen table while eating a bowl of Corn Flakes, then took a pair of scissors, cut up the box for a trophy base atop which the ball would sit, then presented the design a couple days later to Rozelle, who liked it (and probably didn't want a potential drinking cup or piss pot, or a dildo and toilet roll holder like the Academy Awards, hence he specified a "first class" representation).
Ol GM Mate from the Bucs, Jason Licht has no time for her shit hahahah

 

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Wentz played well under Frank Reich, so hopefully he's able to shine for the Colts. He's a talented QB but he needs help, which he'll get behind that strong offensive line.
 
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