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04-21-2012, 05:31 PM
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Humber threw a perfect game...
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NFL opens trenchcoat, flashes gun in Minnesota's direction

Yep. It begins. Legislature either gets something done or this is more than likely going to be their last season in the Twin Cities.
For the first time in my life, I believe it's a real possibility the Vikings leave Minnesota.......leaders of this state are dumb enough to do it too.....don't people realize this is a big reason a number of Minnesotans don't like T-Paw?

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04-21-2012, 06:37 PM
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Humber threw a perfect game...
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Naw Awlens in more trouble.. ESPN reporting Saints' GM Mickey Loomis listened in on visiting coaches' headsets between 2002 and 2004 during home games.

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Naw Awlens in more trouble.. ESPN reporting Saints' GM Mickey Loomis listened in on visiting coaches' headsets between 2002 and 2004 during home games.
Can we please just strip those dirtbags of their crooked super bowl "title" and leave them washed up in the gutter where they belong?

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04-23-2012, 04:28 PM
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Holy crap if that's true they need to strip them of the title. That's terrible.

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Naw Awlens in more trouble.. ESPN reporting Saints' GM Mickey Loomis listened in on visiting coaches' headsets between 2002 and 2004 during home games.
Coach: "If you injure opposing players, we'll pay you more"

Players: "Ok, coach. I like money. But this game is really tough to do that sometimes"

Coach: "It's ok, we'll intercept their plays and tell you exactly where your opponent will be, all you have to do is get there and hit them in the head"

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Shockingly, the Twins were tied with the Red Sox after 8. Less shockingly, Capps gave up a tiebreaking homer in the top of the 9th.

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The Mad Capper gets taken oppo in the 9th...

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04-23-2012, 10:40 PM
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Yea! Twins lose!

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On the plus side, the Royals are somehow worse than us!

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On the plus side, the Royals are somehow worse than us!
I like the last 15 years of the Royals. 'They've got a good young core and can be great if they can put it all together.' Nope.

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I like the last 15 years of the Royals. 'They've got a good young core and can be great if they can put it all together.' Nope.
Yup. Some teams are just missing that important step between drafting elite talent and competing for something meaningful- developing elite talent. The Kansas City Royals are like the Oilers or Islanders (both of recent) or Panthers of the MLB.

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Yup. Some teams are just missing that important step between drafting elite talent and competing for something meaningful- developing elite talent. The Kansas City Royals are like the Oilers or Islanders (both of recent) or Panthers of the MLB.
Yea. They need to keep them in the minors for at least a year longer. Its been ridiculous how many times they've just thrown them in and they are done with a couple years.

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04-24-2012, 12:13 AM
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I'd rather have James Sheppard close over Capps. He is terrible.

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04-24-2012, 12:22 AM
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I'd rather have James Sheppard close over Capps. He is terrible.
I'd rather have Latroy Hawkins closing again.

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04-24-2012, 12:41 AM
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If the Twins started a bounty program with assorted desserts and pastries, Capps would lock up the AL Cy Young before the All-Star break.

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I'd rather have James Sheppard close over Capps. He is terrible.
Sheppard could probably get a bit more sink on the ball from the popcorn butter on his fingers.

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04-24-2012, 12:55 AM
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Sheppard could probably get a bit more sink on the ball from the popcorn butter on his fingers.
We could call him the Butterballer.

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Went to the Twins game last night. I have yet to see a victory in Target Field. Going back to the Dome, I haven't seen the Twins win in person in probably 15 years.

Capps is just godawful. Everyone around was saying he would give up a homer, and he gives up a homer.

Also, the Bandwagon IPA isn't very good. Big Gingers FTW.

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04-24-2012, 10:31 AM
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Star Tribune Draft Recap

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Christian Ponder: "He was the only one who could go through our entire offense without taking a note," Spielman said. "It was almost surreal. He didn't have to take notes but yet could regurgitate everything back to us."
Pretty interesting.

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04-24-2012, 10:43 AM
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Anyone here a big follower of the NFL draft? Just curious to see what other people think we will do with #3?

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04-24-2012, 10:57 AM
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Kalil #3. Just makes the most sense. He's got the bloodlines, the smarts, the work ethic, the college track record, projected multiple pro bowler to protect the young QB.

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The pick is gonna be either OT Kalil, CB Claiborne or WR Blackmon. I feel Spielman will pick the worst of the three. Who that is, I don't know. Really not a fan of Blackmon though. Think he has a high bust factor combined with a lower ceiling than most other WR's taken top 5.

Not someone I would draft with #3 overall.. but then again, even when teams pick an elite OT early and it ends up "working out", they're usually picking top 10 again for the next few years. Cleveland and Miami have drafted elite OL and they still suck. I don't trust Spielman to land an impact player/playmaker. I just wish we would've gotten the king's ransom St. Louis got.

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04-24-2012, 11:17 AM
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I don't think we can look at that track record though. Yes there are a lot of high end WR busts and yes teams that pick high OT don't bounce back quickly.

Really the only position you can draft to make a huge impact is the QB. Outside that, there are so many people on offense, defense, and special teams that you need to hit on a LOT of picks to get better.

Drafting Kalil will have a trickle-down effect improving the offensive line and the offense as a whole. He'll help Ponder get some time to make his reads and throws and develop as a QB.

And then with the 35th pick, get a good CB or WR.

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