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Green Bay Packers News Talk / Re: This just in: the pack still sucks
« Last post by ricky on July 21, 2018, 04:19:23 AM »
Can the Packers win the SB? Absolutely. All they have to do is get hot at the right time, get some breaks when needed, and they'll go all the way. Could they come up short? Absolutely. A couple of key injuries; players who are expected to make that "jump" stumble instead; the defense or offense- or both- underperforming. So, which will it be? Boom or disappointment? No one knows. The final rosters haven't been set. We have no idea how well Rodgers will connect with Graham, or whether Cobb will rebound with a really good year. Will Pettine's defense be able to put consistent pressure on the QB? If so, that makes the  DB's that much more effective. Will the addition of Tramon Williams help stabilize the defense? Will Scott (punter) become a modern age Ray Guy? Will the return of Philbin help boos the offense?

There are more questions than answers. So, the teams GB faces played very well last year. So what? Each year is different. The Jaguars took a big step, and SF won their last five games after getting Garoppolo. But this year teams will have a lot of film to strategize ways to neutralize Jimmy G. NE seems to be having some problems wth its defense, and lost their DC to Detroit. Will Cousins be the answer in Minny, or will he again put up good stats but underperform in the win column again? And this doesn't even consider the inevitable injuries that will hamper players, or end their seasons.

As Bette Davis put it so well, "Fasten your seatbelts, we're in for a bumpy ride." And I intend to enjoy every minute of it, through agony and ecstasy, until the final whistle of the final game.
Green Bay Packers News Talk / Re: This just in: the pack still sucks
« Last post by scoremore on July 20, 2018, 07:15:55 PM »
Read the article.  Sounds about right to me.  They don't suck but aren't a championship caliber team.  They are too young at CB and WR.  Every year I believe the Packers will win the Superbowl.  Tempered expectations this year.  Wildcard win and loss in the divisional round sounds about right.  Also agree with the author if the Packers stay healthy for a change they could be in the conversation.  Well when was the last year the Packers were healthy?

Still excited for the season though.  The defense should be improved with the Pettine and help in the secondary.  The offense should be fairly decent but the lack of experience at WR will hurt us.  Still want to see if Aaron comes back the same. We'll see how the season plays out.  Maybe the Packers stay healthy and teams like Philly, Minny, and LA get beat up for a change.  NFC is very tough this year.   

Ughhh have the TV on just saw Gronk hawking Tide Pods.  Gotta be kidding me.  Anyway it's hard to win a Superbowl no matter how good you are.  Pack is going off at 14/1.  Vegas odds 6th best out of 32.  Not bad.  4th best in the NFC. 
Green Bay Packers News Talk / Re: This just in: the pack still sucks
« Last post by dannobanano on July 20, 2018, 07:11:19 PM »
Where to start?

This guy is a real micro-mind!

#1. He doesn't acknowledge the existence of Cobb or Marcedes Lewis, who will both get their fair share of targets and scoring chances. Why? Because Graham and Davante are also on the field. I understand the injury thing, but it's not like the other "elite" teams he mentions can't develop injury-itis as well.

#2. He doesn't even hint at a Packers running game. Really? While the Packers don't have a Fournette, Gurley, or Bell........the trio of Monty, J-Will, and AJ will more than keep teams from sitting back on the pass. Bringing in Lewis, the best blocking TE in the NFL, could make the Packers running game more than legit.

#3. So the backup CB's to King, Alexander, and Jackson will be T-Will and Quinten Rollins? Rollins? Seriously? This disqualifies him as any kind of credible source at all. He looked at the Packers roster and which CB's had the most seniority, and guess what? Rollins has been on the roster longer than any of the other CB's, never mind that T-Will and House have longer previous tenures in G&G.

Total "Darts Blindfolded" piece. Reading that was 30 seconds of my live wasted and I'll never get it back. At least it wasn't as long as War and Peace.  facepalm)
On the Streets / Re: Mark's Movie Reviews
« Last post by ricky on July 20, 2018, 03:26:14 PM »
We finally saw "A Quiet Place" at the budget cinema. Well done. but- and if you haven't seen it, stop reading because SPOILER ALERT-

Anyway, the deaf little girl is going to feel even more guilty than just getting her little brother killed because he activated the toy spaceship. Wait until she figures out she could have saved her dad if only she'd figured out earlier that her "hearing aid" was causing the monsters to run away. It had already happened twice- if only she'd kept it on!  :(
On the Streets / Re: Mark's Movie Reviews
« Last post by marklawrence on July 19, 2018, 08:22:13 PM »
Equalizer 2

The Equalizer was a pretty good movie. Denzel Washington is a "retired" CIA special ops guy who befriends a young hooker; when her russian pimp beats her into the ICU, he takes on the russian mob. To their severe detriment.

Equalizer 2 is a stranger film. Here we start out with Denzel being a local good samaritan, standing up for the hopeless. Then he gets involved in some strange plot that starts with a French couple being killed in their Paris home. I never quite figured out how the french people figured into everyone else's life. Of course it winds up with a bunch of guys wanting Denzel dead and he reciprocating. Denzel does a pretty good acting job, but the story was more than a little cut up.

Wait for the DVD at Redbox.
On the Streets / Re: Mark's Movie Reviews
« Last post by Bignutz on July 19, 2018, 08:05:33 PM »

Kinda sorta a remake of die hard. Die hard had the better villian - Hans Gruber aka Prof Snape. Both wife's were good. Dwayne Johnson is as good as Bruce. And skyscraper had better heart stopping effects.

Everyone in the theater loved it and so did I.

See it.

btw, at one point a cop gets shot and Dwayne picks up his motorcycle and rides off. The cop bike is the same thing I ride. Same color and everything. 'Cept I don't have the blue and red lights in front.

Does he run across broken glass barefoot? To quote Chris Farley, "That was AWESOME!"
Green Bay Packers News Talk / Re: Did everyone know this?
« Last post by Bignutz on July 19, 2018, 07:59:51 PM »
Just some food for thought for everyone.  With the Packer being privately owned by the shareholders, wouldn't the shareholders have a say in some of the goings on like any other business?  A plug for the upcoming shareholders meeting and shareholders.  If my company loses money or has a losing season can we get rid of the coach? GM?

Publicly held, not privately.

Stock is considered non-participating stock.
In short, you frame it and forget it.

Well you do get to vote for the board of directors.
Green Bay Packers News Talk / Re: Did everyone know this?
« Last post by marklawrence on July 17, 2018, 12:18:02 PM »
That's not quite right. We can elect board members. But generally the board members are so thrilled to be actually sitting in a board meeting that actually doing anything controversial is unthinkable.
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