Bronn Stone

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  • Birthday 04/28/1924

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  1. Thanks. I anticipate doing better in 2018. Worse is almost impossible.
  2. The subject of unibrows came up in a bar conversation last night. It inspired me to drink a toast to one of the all time greats.
  3. I just learned that 'divisive' means 'a small subset of curmudgeons rant against it'. This forum never disappoints.
  4. I concur in the case of the Giants. They have too good a shot at a franchise QB this year to not take it. It is the Browns who I think need to go QB/RB in some order and I'm of the opinion that waiting until #4 will be too late for Barkley, whom I think runs a lot "bigger" than Reggie Bush ever did. I'm not so sold on Rosen or Darnold or Mayfield to be unwilling to take the one still left after drafting Barkley and letting the #2 team choose QBs first. The Colts actions will tell us a lot about their true thoughts on whether Luck is going to return. Trading down makes sense if you don't think QB is the problem. Or drafting Barkley if you can.
  5. While lots of folks around here have varying opinions, and often widely varying opinions, about the artistic value of D&D's contribution, their financial success can't really be questioned. They took something from a genre generally considered niche which even its creator described as unfilmable, and filmed it in a fashion that resonated with a wide audience. I think that is what Disney is buying and I hope that is what Disney gets. They could do a lot worse.
  6. I am always up for two or three leagues with any remotely reasonable format. Count me as a yes for any/all.
  7. I saw a lot of Webb at Cal. You are right. He's a clipboard jockey in training. Though if I were the Browns, I'd draft Barkley at #1 and a QB at #4. Especially if you think Mayfield is real.
  8. Manhole reached out to me via email. He and the forum moderators had a difference of opinion that resulted in him being invited to not post here any more.
  9. Sure. But then the foul is for initiating with the crown, not for helmet to helmet which is what the previous poster said. And the crown is pretty narrowly defined as a small portion of the very top. Cooks was struck by the side.
  10. The rule gets cut in half when people discuss it. The flag is for a helmet to helmet against a defenseless player. And a runner is expected to defend himself except in a very small number of circumstances. Players in a defenseless posture are: A player in the act of or just after throwing a pass (passing posture) A receiver attempting to catch a pass who has not had time to clearly become a runner. If the player is capable of avoiding or warding off the impending contact of an opponent, he is no longer a defenseless player The intended receiver of a pass in the action during and immediately following an interception or potential interception. If the player is capable of avoiding or warding off the impending contact of an opponent, he is no longer a defenseless player. Note: Violations of this provision will be enforced after the interception, and the intercepting team will maintain possession. A runner already in the grasp of a tackler and whose forward progress has been stopped A kickoff or punt returner attempting to field a kick in the air A player on the ground A kicker/punter during the kick or during the return (Also see Article 6(h) for additional restrictions against a kicker/punter) A quarterback at any time after a change of possession (Also see Article 9(f) for additional restrictions against a quarterback after a change of possession) A player who receives a “blindside” block when the path of the offensive blocker is toward or parallel to his own end line. A player who is protected from an illegal crackback block (see Article 2) The offensive player who attempts a snap during a Field Goal attempt or a Try Kick
  11. I really don't get the narrative on the Eagles controversial touchdowns. I think both of those plays should be used in training videos for the officials. Clement's as an example of what is NOT a catch and Ertz's as a textbook example of what is. A player who makes a catch may advance the ball. A forward pass is complete (by the offense) or intercepted (by the defense) if a player, who is inbounds: A: secures control of the ball in his hands or arms prior to the ball touching the ground; and B: touches the ground inbounds with both feet or with any part of his body other than his hands; and C: maintains control of the ball after (a) and (b) have been fulfilled, until he has the ball long enough to clearly become a runner. A player has the ball long enough to become a runner when, after his second foot is on the ground, he is capable of avoiding or warding off impending contact of an opponent, tucking the ball away, turning up field, or taking additional steps Clement bobbles the ball in between steps and only gets one foot down after finally capturing it. Ertz takes two steps, is avoiding a tackler and only loses the ball after a lunge that crossed the plane. He'd become a runner.
  12. As true as that was, I thought he left one on the table that could have iced it. Second down with 2:03 on the clock in the 4th and the Eagles take a safe run. I was hoping for play-action and an Agholor slant to the post as a dagger to end it right there. Instead we got the safe run. The clock was going to stop after the play either way. It was time to try the finishing move.
  13. An amusing end to the league. Eight people submitted picks. Four picked NE, four PHI. Three people neglected to notice that despite there only being one choice, you actually had to assign the confidence value of 16. All three of those picked the Eagles. Ergo, only one person scored. Fun to do this again. And it was the only "league" I managed to win this season. So hope we do it again. If Manhole hasn't returned, we can find someone to set it up I'm sure.
  14. They desperately need to include a Sean Bean cameo as a host in storage to be deployed to Medieval World. Of course, every arriving guest would be 100% certain that said host was going to perish.