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Reasons Why I Still Play FM08 – The First Five Years (Year 1, Part 2)

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Reasons Why I Still Play FM08 – The First Five Years (Year 1, Part 2)
WARNING: VERY LONG POST. READ AT YOUR OWN LEISURE.

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NB: This is part TWO of a TWO-part series. If you haven’t yet read part ONE, please click here.
Sunday 1st June 2008
The leagues are complete, the European competitions are decided, it’s time to see the damage done.
Premier League
We’ll start with the Premier League and, as expected, Man Utd held on to their strong advantage to retain the title, the top-scoring Reds finishing 1 goal and 6 points ahead of Arsenal. Liverpool and Man City claim the remaining Champions League places, whilst Portsmouth finished a point ahead of Everton to claim the first available UEFA Cup place.
Fulham would’ve needed a mathematical miracle to have survived relegation, and Middlesbrough were already related going into the final day so a draw with Wigan meant little to them, but Wigan were already safe thanks in part to what was essentially a relegation play-off match between Birmingham and Sunderland. A win for either team would see them survive but a draw would not be enough for Sunderland.
David Connolly stepped up and scored a highly contentious goal for Sunderland in a tightly contested game. Birmingham City couldn’t believe what they believed was an offside goal was allowed to stand and replays have since shown that they may have had every right to feel aggrieved about that goal. They did not, however, do enough to get back into the match and although an equaliser would’ve seen them survive, they could not muster one and now drop down into the Championship.
Kevin Doyle has the last laugh in his ongoing feud with Leroy, pipping him to the Golden Boot for Reading with 25 goals to Lita’s 24. Andy Johnson rounds off the top 3 with 23 goals for Everton. Cani’s 16 assists see him take the non-existent playmaker of the year award, 3 clear of John Carew. I shall forever call this the Playmaker Award now.
The league table is as follows:

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Overachievers: Man City, Derby County, West Ham
Underachievers: Tottenham, Chelsea, Bolton, Middlesbrough
West Ham seal European football through the Euro Vase, aka Intertoto Cup, by virtue of the fact that apparently neither Everton or Chelsea, nor Blackburn bothered to apply.
As we know, Portsmouth secured European football through 5th place but wait… Newcastle and Derby are also in Europe?!
This can only mean one thing…
FA Cup
Derby comfortably defeated Blackburn 3-1 at Wembley while Newcastle played out a dramatic 3-3 draw with Portsmouth. The game would be settled by penalties, with Portsmouth scoring their first 2 and Newcastle missing them both. Nerves got the better of the Pompey players as Newcastle scored their next 3 and Portsmouth missed all of them. Incredible scenes in the capital.

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Not to be outdone, Derby and Newcastle would contest a fierce final themselves. James Milner wins the header from the goalkeeper’s free kick to nod down to Barton who returns a through ball for Milner to slot home in the 22nd minute. However, Derby would hit back on the brink of half-time, in part thanks for a huge stroke of good fortune: David Jones’ free kick on the edge of the box taking a huge deflection off the wall to wrong-foot Shay Given.
Deadlocked at 90 minutes, the game moved into extra time. More free kick fortune for Derby as Ulrik Yttergård Jenssen’s freekick deflects off the wall as well and into the path of Daniel Fredheim Holm who lashed home high into the net. However with the clock pushing 122 minutes, Derby go on the attack instead of taking it the corner flag. They would be punished with a flowing Newcastle counterattack, Nicky Butt feeding Derek Boateng who flights a ball to the back post for an unmarked Claudio Caçapa to nod home a dramatic late equaliser.
The penalty shootout would be quick and painless. Derby’s players, mentally crushed from conceding such a late goal and dissolved of all confidence, missed all 3 of their penalties to concede the FA Cup to Newcastle United.

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Consolation for Derby is that, because Newcastle already secured European football through their League Cup victory, they will also be playing in Europe thanks to being FA Cup runners up. Incredible for a team that was predicted to be relegated this season.
Championship
Charlton return to the top division, hanging on to top spot despite losing to West Brom on a final day, as Sheffield United could only muster a draw at home to Southampton. Watford, West Brom, QPR and Southampton make up the playoff hopefuls whilst Hull, Sheffield Wednesday and Colchester all drop down into League One. All three relegated teams’ fates were sealed before the final day, so Hull’s 2-0 win at home to Ipswich was in vain.
Stoke and Crystal Palace played each other in a play-off decider, with Stoke knowing that any win would secure them 6th place. Palace needed a win against Stoke and a favour from title-chasing Sheffield United against Southampton to leapfrog both Stoke and Southampton into 6th. As such, Southampton needed to better Stoke’s result to secure the playoffs. As it transpired, Crystal Palace’s dramatic 90th minute winner away to Stoke was not enough as Southampton played out an entertaining 2-2 draw with Sheffield United.
Massive credit to Scunthorpe who were predicted to finish rock bottom this season and defied all expectations by finishing 9th, just 3 points off the playoffs. Unbelievable effort from QPR too, who flouted their 18th place prediction by finishing 5th in the playoff places.
Marlon King would finish top scorer for Watford with 30 goals, well clear of second place István Ferenczi, Kevin Kyle picking up the Playmaker Award with 14 assists.
Playoff Semi Finals – leg 1
QPR 1 – 1 West Brom
Southampton 2 – 0 Watford
Playoff Semi Finals – leg 2
West Brom 2 – 0 QPR << West Brom win 3-1 on aggregate
Watford 2 – 1 Southampton << Southampton win 3-2 on aggregate
Playoff Final
Southampton 1 – 2 West Brom
A cagey 2-1 win for West Brom as Chris Brunt scores a late winner from a set piece. Sherjill MacDonald may well have offside for the opener as Zoltan Gera played a lovely ball in to the near post and Southampton may well have a right to be upset with referee Lee Probert. If the build-up to the equaliser was scrappy, the finish certainly wasn’t: a ball lifted over the top by Jason Euell is despatched exquisitely on the volley by David McGoldrick. Chris Brunt would have the last laugh in this one, sticking a 20yard free kick into the top corner to send West Bromwich Albion back into the Premier League.

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Overachievers: QPR, Scunthorpe, Barnsley
Underachievers: Preston, Sheffield Wednesday, Cardiff City, Colchester United
League One
Business as expected for the top two as Nottingham Forest win the league and Swansea City seal automatic promotion. Yeovil needed favours on the final day to usurp Swansea but did themselves none in the process by drawing in what transpired to be a dead rubber against Bristol Rovers. Doncaster needed to better Carlisle’s result to go up but instead both teams lost, and Carlisle held onto 6th place. Brighton could’ve taken advantage of that slip but lost to champions Nottingham Forest, whilst Oldham could’ve shocked everybody but ultimately lost to Southend instead.
All four relegated teams were already down going into the final day: Northampton, Leeds, Tranmere and Leyton Orient.
Frazier Campbell of Wallsall and Marvin Williams of Yeovil would share the Golden Boot between them with 32 goals, 4 clear of veteran striker Tore André Flo. Brian Howard’s impressive displays for Yeovil meant he claimed the Playmaker Award with 20 assists.
Playoff Semi Finals – leg 1
Luton 2 – 1 Walsall
Carlisle 1 – 3 Yeovil
Playoff Semi Finals – leg 2
Walsall 0 – 0 Luton << Luton win 2-1 on aggregate
Yeovil 3 – 1 << Yeovil win 6-2 on aggregate
Playoff Final
Luton 4 – 1 Yeovil << Luton promoted after extra time
An open-ended affair with chances aplenty for both sides, Luton taking the lead inside the first 5 minutes, full-back Alan Goodall whipping a lovely ball into the near post for Sam Parkin to tuck away. Yeovil would be reduced to ten me early in the second half, Terrell Forbes hospital pass clearance met by the head of Luton’s Chris Hackett who nodded into the path of striker Drew Talbot. Talbot was unable to get his shot away clearly as Matthew Rose stuck out a leg to bring Talbot down and was sent off for a professional foul, drawing large protests from the Yeovil players.
Still, Yeovil pressed and five minutes later they’d find an unlikely equaliser. Brian Howard, standing over a free kick 30 yards out, goes for the audacious and gets a huge slice of luck as the free kick clatters off the wall, sends the keeper the wrong way and flies into the empty net.
Brave Yeovil would hold out the 90 minutes but unfortunately, Luton would make the extra man count in extra time, substitute Sol Davis starting the procession with a delightful free kick on the edge of the box. Tidy finishes from David Edwards and Willie Gibson rounded off a fine performance from Luton as they sealed their place in next season’s Championship.

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Overachievers: Walsall, Brighton, Cheltenham, Yeovil
Underachievers: Leeds, Tranmere, Millwall
Maybe slightly harsh to put Leeds in there with a 15-point deduction, but without it they would’ve finished 10th which is still way below expectations.
League Two
Impressive Bury romped to a surprise League Two victory, 5 points clear of Peterborough who in turn were 6 points clear of Chesterfield. On-loan youngster Chedwyn Evans’ 24 league goals complementing striker partner Andy Bishop’s 22 league goals to good effect.
MK Dons’ Jemal Johnson would score 4 goals in a 5-2 away thriller at Brentford to snatch the Golden Boot away from Morecambe’s Michael Twiss, who must’ve hoped his two goals against Barnet would’ve been enough, Johnson finishing the season on 25 goals. Kevin McBride of Darlington wins the Playmaker Award.
Grimsby could’ve been relegated on the last day had they, as they did, lost to Hereford but in the end it mattered not as Barnet and Mansfield, who only needed a win to try and survive, both suffered heavy defeats to drop out of the Football League.
Playoff Semi Final – leg 1
Shrewsbury 1 – 2 Darlington
Macclesfield 0 – 2 Morecambe
Playoff Semi Final – leg 2
Darlington 1 – 1 Shrewsbury << Darlington win 3-1 on aggregate
Morecambe 3 – 2 Macclesfield << Morecambe win 5-2 on aggregate
Playoff final
An incredible event as teams predicted to finish 12th and 21st met in the playoff final. Morecambe’s firepower really should’ve seen them through here, but it was Darlington who took an early lead through Gregg Blundell.
Darlington must’ve feared the worst when top scorer Pawel Abbott was taken off injured after the half-hour mark. It took Morecambe until the 79th minute to get off the mark through, Jamie Forrester providing the breakthrough. Smart thinking from goalkeeper Steven Drench sees Forrester run through a gap the size of Jupiter between the two centre backs to collect the long punt forward and slot home.
Darlington would somehow have the last laugh though, Tommy Wright slotting him neatly 3 minutes later for a famous win, taking Darlington up to League One

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Overachievers: Morecambe, Macclesfield, Accrington Stanley, Darlington, Bury
Underachievers: Bradford, Rotherham, Brentford, MK Dons, Rochdale, Grimsby, Barnet, Mansfield
Honestly, take your pick. Crazy season in League Two.
Non-League
Oxford won the Conference Premier, 9 points ahead of the playoff hopefuls. Rushden & Diamonds steamrollered Stevenage 4-0 in the final, who themselves had reached the final via a 90th minute winner against Crawley, who themselves had an excellent season after being predicted to finish 19th and instead finished 2nd, even with a 6-point deduction. Simeon Jackson wins top goal scorer with 33 league goals for Rushden & Diamonds.
Overachievers: Salisbury, Histon, Crawley, Rushden & Diamonds
Underachievers: Exeter, York, Torquay, Ebbsfleet, Kidderminster, Burton

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Southport win the Conference North and Boston United win the playoff final, beating Kettering on penalties. Alfreton, Hyde and Vauxhall are all relegated.
Lewes win the Conference South and Dorchester Town win the playoff final, beating Braintree on penalties. Havant & Waterlooville, Hayes & Yeading and Fisher Athletic are all relegated.
League round-up. We’ve already talked about the overachievers and underachievers, so let’s quickly compare the media predictions to the teams’ actual finishing positions. Should we castigate the media? Or should be laud and slate the teams who, for better or worse, defied expectations?
The final position is denoted to the right of the team, with the change from the prediction one over.

What do the media know, eh?
The game also has its own season summary for each league which pretty much covers everything I’ve already shared but for those interested, see below:

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UEFA Cup
It seems like forever ago since we saw European competition. I will skip ahead, so here are the First and Second Knockout Round results.
First Round

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Second Round

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Gritty performances throughout. For those of you wondering why FC Bayern are in the UEFA Cup it’s because they finished 4th in the Bundesliga in 06/07 behind champions VfB Stuttgart, 2nd place Schalke and 3rd place Werder Bremen. They entered at the UEFA Cup first round, essentially a final qualifying round. In-game, they defeated FC Twente 5-1 on aggregate to reach the group stage. They finished 3rd in their group, behind Fiorentina and Bolton.

Quarter Finals
All relatively straight forward in the Quarter Finals too, Bayern and Tottenham progress comfortably whilst Porto and Fiorentina had to do a bit of digging in to get the job done.
FC Bayern (6) 3 - 0 (1) Werder Bremen
Dinamo Kiev (2) 2 - 2 (4) Porto
Tottenham (5) 1 - 1 (2) Blackburn
Fiorentina (3) 0 - 0 (2) Girondins Bordeaux

Semi Finals
Bayern and Fiorentina met again in the Semi Finals to relive their group match (which was a 1-1 draw). The Semi Final would prove to be hotly contested again, Bayern stealing the victory in the 90th minute through Bastian Schweinsteiger, although replays show he may well have been offside. Luca Toni and Adrian Mutu were the other goal scorers.
The second leg lived up to the billing as well, Bayern taking the lead mid-way through the first half through Miroslav Klose’s smart run and finish. Mark van Bommel added an unlikely second on the night through a sublime freekick which left Fiorentina needing 4 goals to go through. Adrian Mutu led a one-man crusade with a brace in the 63rd and 69th minute respectively before substitute Massimo Gobbi’s tidy 73rd minute finish set up a nervy finale. However, La Viola couldn’t add to their tally and Bayern reached the final.
A tight contest in the other match was lifted with Steed Malbranque’s goal on the stroke of half-time, simply sumptuous freekick from the corner of the box, lifted over the wall and into the back of the net on the near side. Some fine work from José Bosingwa down the right-hand side allowed him to whip a cross into the far post for Raúl Meireles to head in an equaliser to ensure the spoils were shared going into the second leg.
Robbie Keane scored his 25th goal of the season here with a cool finish, showing that you don’t need to blast the ball to score, Tottenham now sitting pretty knowing that Porto needed to score twice to progress. A moment of madness, however, from Didier Zokora left them in a spot of bother. Zokora was shown a straight red card on the brink of half-time, his second of the season, after catching Malkhaz Asatiani with his elbow, referee Stuart Dougal showing no hesitation in sending the Ivorian off. However, Porto were unable to even pluck out an equaliser, let alone a winner and Tottenham progress.
FC Bayern (4) 2 - 3 (4) Fiorentina << FC Bayern advance on away goals
Porto (1) 0 - 1 (2) Tottenham

Final
Bayern were utterly ruthless in the final, showing no mercy to Tottenham in a 3-0 demolishing, all of the goals coming in the first half courtesy of Luca Toni and a brace from Miroslav Klose. The lack of defensive cover in the midfield really cost them and Kevin-Prince Boateng had his work cut out trying to fill-in in Zokora’s absence, indeed getting himself sent off in the 79th minute for a second bookable offence.

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Miroslav Klose’s two goals in the final means he takes home the Golden Boot with 12 goals, edging out RC Lens’ Aruna Dindane and team-mate Luca Toni by one goal. Riccardo Montolivo of Fiorentina picks up the Playmaker Award with 8 assists.
Champions League
Now, for what you’ve all been waiting for – the Champions League!
We left you with the Quarter Final line-ups:

Get ready for mayhem...
None of the teams would disappoint in this round either. Liverpool beating Real Madrid 2-1 away in the first leg only to almost throw it away with a 2-1 loss at home, thanks for Raúl’s 90th minute goal. Liverpool may well have been questioning just why the final whistle hadn’t already blown, but Jamie Carragher would be the extra time hero though, scoring a scrappy goal after a corner was failed to be cleared by Madrid.
Inter Milan’s first leg away goal helped them on their way to beating Man Utd over two legs, Adriano powering home from an indirect free kick opportunity. Paul Scholes would level the tie up when they met again in Italy, but former Arsenal man Patrick Vieira would seal the tie for Inter with a wonderful 30-yard screamer into the top corner.
A contender for match-of-the-competition as Arsenal overcame Barcelona in a 10-goal feast. Thierry Henry’s sub 5-minute brace against his former club, including one after just 18 seconds, was pegged back by Robin van Persie’s own brace and the Gunners would lead 3-2 at half-time thanks to “wonderkid” Nicklas Bendtner. Bendtner would be at it again shortly after half-time, thanks in part to even more craftsmanship from Francesc Fàbregas. A headed goal from William Gallas at a corner put Arsenal 5-2 up and looking comfortable but Barcelona went on the attack the corresponding kick off, Xavi Hernández sliding Ronaldinho in to make it 5-3, Jens Lehmann going walkabouts by all accounts.
Bendtner would complete has hattrick on 70 minutes though, slotting home after a neat turn in the corner of the box, sending Andrea Barzagli to another dimension. Barcelona would secure their 5th away goal though, Thierry Henry completing his own hat-trick after William Gallas failed to deal with a ball over the tip. Final score 6-4. And breathe.
The second leg was less entertaining, but Thierry Henry would put his former club to the sword again with two more goals and, despite Rafael Márquez being sent off for an astonishing elbow to Bakary Sagna’s face, Barcelona held out for the win on away goals. 2-0 on the night, 6-6 on aggregate. The most disgraceful part of the night was the players surrounding referee Thorsten Kinhöfer after the red card. Pundits are still perplexed as to what they were complaining about.
Finally onto Celtic, who produced the most breath-taking First Knockout Round ties against Valencia would continue to produce high entertainment value against PSV. Celtic held the advantage after a 1-1 draw in Eindhoven, but PSV would not go down without a fight. Rodrigo Palacio opened the scoring after Scott Brown needlessly lost the ball and some poor play from goalkeeper Artur Boruc, less than 45seconds into the match. Maciej Zurawski would dig his goalkeeper out of a hole 3 minutes later, beating Heurelho Gomes at his near post before Rodrigo hit back again on 8 minutes, capitalising on another poor error from Artur Boruc.
John de Jong would add to icing to a rich and wholesome cake, flicking the ball into the far corner of the net beyond Boruc’s reach and PSV looked comfortable leading 4-2 on aggregate, knowing Celtic now needed 3 goals to progress. PSV would lose key midfielder Edison Méndez to injury on 27 minutes but it would take until the second half for Celtic to take advantage, Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink finishing off an attack before Maciej Zurawski would set up a frantic last 5 minutes after getting on the end of Lee Naylor’s inch-perfect cross. Celtic couldn’t produce one more moment of magic though and the tie would finish 4-4 on aggregate, PSV going through by virtue of away goals.
Real Madrid (3) 2 - 2 (4) Liverpool
Man Utd (1) 1 - 1 (2) Inter
Arsenal (6) 0 - 2 (6) Barcelona << Barcelona advance on away goals
PSV (4) 3 - 3 (4) Celtic << PSV advance on away goals

Semi Finals
Could the Semi Finals produce the same magic? Liverpool were paired up against Inter Milan and Barcelona were drawn against PSV.
Barcelona all but ended PSV hopes of an underdog victory, smashing them 4-0 in the first leg at home, Thierry Henry and Ronaldinho both scoring braces, Ronaldinho’s both coming from penalties (and both when Henry was on a hat-trick so he can probably consider himself unlucky to be allowed to take one of them). With Edison Méndez still missing, Sebastián Battaglia was asked to step in but he was easily over-run by the Barcelona midfield.
PSV showed incredible fight immediately in the return fixture, going 2-0 up inside the first 7 minutes through Palacio’s lob and Ismael Aissati’s smart finish, but Barcelona soon calmed everything down, scoring 4 unanswered goals in return before half-time courtesy of Barzagli, two from Henry and a brilliant Ronaldinho free kick.. Gastón Fernández scored again late in the second half, but with the tie already done and dusted, it was more for pride than anything else. Barcelona win 4-3 on the night and 8-3 on aggregate.
Liverpool hosted Inter Milan at Anfield for the first leg of the other semi final and took a first half-lead through a stunning John Arne Riise free kick. Steven Gerrard forced Júlio César into an own goal after initially saving Ryan Babel’s long-range effort before Fernando Torres turned provider for Ryan Babel to breakaway and make it 3-0. Zlatan Ibrahimović gave Inter Milan some hope with a late away goal, pouncing on a rare error from Jamie Carragher in the 88th minute.
Liverpool were in good form going into the return leg, having battered fierce rivals Man Utd 4-0 at home at the weekend but it was Inter Milan who dominated this game for long periods, really putting the Liverpool team to the sword. Their dominance paid off in the 21st minute when Ibrahimović retrieved Maicon’s pinpoint pass and slotted into the bottom corner. Torres would ease the pressure on Liverpool with an equaliser at the start of the second half, his 20th goal of the season passed into the bottom corner; the keeper probably should’ve done better with it though. Inter claimed offside, but I’m not convinced.
Incensed, Inter went on the attack immediately, both literally and figuratively, injuring Torres before Ibrahimović fed Adriano who had the vision to pick out Esteban Cambiasso to restore Inter’s lead on the night. A great counterattack. Inter would make Liverpool pay once more for sloppy defending when Steve Finnan was beaten to the ball too easily by Adriano who cut it back for Maxwell to fire home. Pepe Reina will be disappointed when he looks back on that, as he really should be saving those kinds of shots. 3-1 on the night and unbelievably 4-4 on aggregate.
Extra time beckoned but Adriano was not interested in penalties, whipping a delightful ball around the corner for his strike partner David Suazo, clean through on goal to slot past a helpless Reina. Liverpool would go all out offensive from then until the final whistle but couldn’t muster one last goal to salvage the result and Inter go through to final, 4-1 on the night, 5-4 on aggregate.
Liverpool (4) 1 - 4 (5) Inter
Barcelona (8) 4 - 3 (3) PSV

Final
And so for the final. Inter Milan vs Barcelona. The world held high hopes after the last few rounds: they wanted goals.
They were not disappointed.

Strong.
Barcelona opened the scoring on 23 minutes, emerging “wonderkid” Lionel Messi slotting Samuel Eto’o through to score his 20th goal of the season. The lead wouldn’t last too long though, as Ibrahimović fed Suazo to equaliser on 31 minutes. Eto’o would restore the lead again soon after, Deco sliding a lovely pass through the defence for Eto’o to bury.
Controversy followed in the second half. Xavi loses the ball to Maxwell inside the Inter half who in turn goes on a mazy run towards goal exchanging passes with Cambiasso along the way. He is allegedly obstructed by Zambrotta outside the penalty arc, but replays show that it’s a blatant dive. To make matters worse, the referee inexplicably gives a penalty! Ibrahimović slots it without question. 2-2.
63 minutes and Puyol is needlessly dragged out of position to close down Stankovic who instead slips in Ibrahimović for his second of the game. Minutes later, a poor throw-in from Zambrotta gifts the ball to Ibrahimović to seal his hat-trick and put the game to bed, Inter holding out for a 4-2 win in the final against Barcelona!

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Despite the result, Ibrahimović would finish runner up to on 14 goals to Thierry Henry and Rodrigo Palacio in the Golden Boot race, the latter pair netting 15 goals a-piece. Andrés Iniesta would take home the Playmaker Award with 8 assists ahead of team-mate Ronaldinho’s 7. Despite an average rating of 7.83, Ronaldinho would also finish runner-up to Ibrahimović in the Champions League best player, with Henry rounding off the top 3.
Now, because does not save an accessible history of stats and results, they are essentially wiped as the season ends, so I decided to end each 4th game file on June 1st. The game resets around about the 24th or 25th but I wanted to stop the game after the season had finished and before any international competitions began.
But the year is 2008 so we all know what’s coming…

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This does mean I’m going to have to go into the game file for Year 2, but I’ll keep everything else a secret. Euro 2008 deserves to be inside the 07/08 season.
I do have all the results for the other international tournaments akin to this which make up the Confederations Cup competitors, so I will give a very brief oversight into those as well as they happen.
I’m not going to go into how each team qualified for the tournament unless you specifically ask about it in the comments. Let’s look at the groups, with the help of some expert MS Paint skills to display their current world rankings too.

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The most notable changes are that Denmark, England, Scotland and Finland all qualified for this edition and Spain, French, Russia and Poland, who all qualified in the real Euro 2008, miss out. Hosts Switzerland and Austria naturally have terrible ratings due to not playing many competitive internationals as they didn’t need to qualify for their own tournament. Group B looks tough, and the Scots may well fancy an upset in Group D.
Editors predictions: England. Not just because I’m biased, but because on paper they have the squad to do it. The Golden Generation may not have succeeded in real life, but this is stats-based fantasy. Football’s coming home! Failing that, and with France and Spain both missing, it’s anyone’s to take. I’m putting money on a Ronaldo-backed Portugal.
I will run through them Group by Group, even though it won’t strictly be in the order. All will be well again come the Knockout Rounds.
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Group A
Croatia and Sweden played out an entertaining 2-2 draw that didn’t get going until the last 30 minutes. Jurica Vranjes thought he’d snatched a late 87th minute for Croatia until Marcus Allbäck equalised 2 minutes later. Two early goals for Denmark were enough to see off Switzerland despite themselves pulling a goal back before half-time, a 2-1 finish.
The second round of fixtures produced even more drama, a Tranquillo Barnetta hat-trick for Switzerland helping to sink Sweden 4-3 in a back-and-forth game, Gelson Fernandes eventually settling the contest for the Swiss. An Eduardo-inspired Croatia took the game to Denmark and a late Nicklas Bendtner goal wasn’t enough to stop Croatia winning 3-1.
Any win for Croatia against Switzerland sends them through. A draw would also suffice. Switzerland need to win, although a draw would do if Sweden could beat Denmark. Any positive Denmark result paired with a Croatia win sees them progress, or even a win and a Croatia/Swiss draw. Sweden must beat Denmark and hope Croatia win. If the Swiss beat Croatia, they need to win and hope for a goal difference swing.
Drama all round as Sweden’s tournament hopes end with a 2-1 defeat to Denmark. Switzerland know they realistically need to win but can only muster a 2-2 draw with Croatia.
Denmark top the group, Croatia are runners up.

Group B
Czech Republic and Austria open the tournament with an entertaining 2-2 draw, Austria snatching a 90th minute equaliser through Steffen Hofmann after a mistake from Zdenek Grygera. Turkey and Portugal would step it up a notch by playing out a 3-2 game which, in truth, Portugal were always in control of. 3-0 up inside 21minutes, Turkey made a second half comeback but the 2nd goal in the 89th minute was too little, too late.
Goals from Deco and Tomas Rosicky in the first half ensured the spoils were shared in a game where the Czech Republic dominated Portugal for large portions of the game and will be disappointed to only draw 1-1. (editor note: the game seems to think Portugal completed 200% of their crosses in this match…) Turkey, on the other hand, turned their dominance into a 2-0 win over Austria.
Portugal need to beat Austria to secure top spot whereas Austria know they need a big win and some good fortune for a draw in the other game. Any winner of Turkey/Czech Republic will qualify, but a draw for Turkey should be enough, barring a miracle from Austria. It’s feasible that Portugal could still be knocked out, though very unlikely.
And as it happens, Portugal make light work of Austria, Maniche and Cristiano Ronaldo scoring first half goals to seal the tie 2-0 in an otherwise boring match. Czech Republic would be made to pay for not getting the winner against Portugal, being torn apart comprehensively by a relentless Turkey side with braces for both Nihat and Halil Altintop, 4-0 the final score line.
Portugal top the group, Turkey are runners up.

Group C
The last group to get going, but no lack of entertainment here, with Romania cruising to a 2-0 win against Greece. All of the drama came in the much-anticipated England/Germany match though and it met all expectations. Darren Bent’s headed opener was cancelled out by Miroslav Klose pouncing on Paul Robinson’s fumble, but Wayne Rooney would restore England’s lead halfway through the first half. Bayern’s Lukas Podolski pulled it level again before half-time before the teams seemed set to see out a 2-2 draw. However, deep into stoppage time at the end of 90 minutes, up steps David Beckham to do what David Beckham does best – dispatch freekicks into the top corner. 3-2. There was still time after the restart for Steven Gerrard to be shown a straight-red for hacking down Klose with two-feet.
Germany would take their revenge out on Greece in the next game, securing a 4-2 victory, whilst England would maintain their good form by persevering for a late 2-0 win against Romania.
England are already through and Greece cannot qualify so their final game is a dead rubber, other than Greece trying not to finish bottom and England trying to assure top spot. The winner of Germany/Romania will go through, but a draw will be enough for Germany by virtue of Goal Difference.
England consign Greece to 4th place in the group with a routine 2-0 win, goals from Wayne Rooney and Shaun Wright-Phillips enough to see them off. A cagey first-half in the Germany/Romania match became a much more open-ended affair after Daniel Niculae’s brilliant 47th minute opener, a sublime solo run culminating in a lobbed finish. Miroslav Klose fired back 10 minutes later with 2 goals in quick succession to swing the tie but Romania, not prepared to lie down, equalised again through Eric Bicfalvi. Romania would do the unthinkable though, Adrian Mutu bending a delightful goal into the corner to secure a 3-2 victory for Romania.
England top the group, Romania are runners up.

Group D
Italy kicked off the group against Finland with a nervy win, having gone 1-0 down to a 60th minute penalty from Ari Nyman. Filippo Inzaghi pulled it level in the 82nd minute before Antonin Cassano’s stoppage time winner stole all the points from Finland. Scotland were less keen to roll over though and will be disappointed to have thrown away a 3-1 lead at the 85th minute, Wesley Sneijder and Roy Makaay with late goals to snatch a 3-3 draw.
Holland vs Italy was billed as the one to watch in this group, and rightly so, both teams amassing almost 30 shots between them, but with both keepers in good form, the match would be tied 1-1, Riccardo Montolivo cancelled out Robin van Persie’s first half strike. Scotland have certainly found their shooting boots at this tournament after putting 4 past Finland, but they were made to work for the victory with the Finns taking the lead and later equalising through Mika Ääritalo’s brace. James McFadden’s strike would retake the lead before Barry Ferguson put the icing on the cake of a 4-2 win.
Scotland need any result against Italy to go through. A loss through, coupled with a likely Holland win overly Finland, would send them crashing out. Finland cannot progress. Holland must win to go through, as must Italy.
Holland do indeed get their win against Finland, dominating from start to finish, although the score line should really have been bigger than 2-1. Scotland’s hopes of sneaking out of the group were dealt an immediate blow as they went 1-0 down to Alessandro Del Piero’s header inside 45 seconds. Alberto Gilardino would double the lead in the 20th minute and although Kenny Miller pulled one back in the second half, they couldn’t find a second goal to escape the group. Final score 2-1 to Italy.
Italy top the group, Holland are runners up.
Summary
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Quarter Finals
Turkey – Denmark
Croatia – Portugal
England – Holland
Italy – Romania
No real humdingers here as all of the teams tightened up a lot.
Turkey did away with Denmark 2-0 in a game that the Danes will be disappointed to have not scored in. Nihat and an own goal from Per Krøldrup sealed the game.
Portugal were perhaps the better team in their tie against Croatia but still had to work hard to secure a 2-1 victory, Eduardo’s first half strike cancelled out by Maniche and Ronaldo in the second.
More late, late drama in this one as Frank Lampard scored a trademark goal, arriving from deep to sweep home a Wright-Phillips cross. England must’ve thought that’d be enough but Robin van Persie struck early into stoppage time to level the tie up 1-1. But cometh the 94th minute, cometh the man: Holland do not deal with a long clearance properly and Wright-Phillips skips past his man on the wing to lay the ball into the path of the onrushing Lampard who buries it high into the far corner. Holland complain to the linesman but really, they should be looking at themselves for some shoddy defending.
Romania will be disappointed they had to take Italy all the way to penalties to beat them, having been arguably the better team throughout. 1-1 at full time but a comfortable 4-2 shootout victory as their excellent tournament marches on, the only sour point being Stefan Radu’s 121st minute red card for a horrific tackle on Antonio Cassano.
Turkey 2-0 Denmark
Croatia 1-2 Portugal
England 2-1 Holland
Italy 1-1 Romania << Romania advance on penalties
Semi Finals
Turkey – Romania
Portugal – England
One thing guaranteed in this tournament now is that there will be an outsider in the final. Turkey left it late, but a brace from Nihat would prove enough to put Romania to the sword and end their dream run. Romania might look back and feel like they could’ve done better with both goals though.
Manchester United teammates Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney did battle in this one, both getting their names on the scoresheet with clinical finishes. There would be nothing to settle the two sides until the very end: penalties. Hugo Viana, Nuno Valente, Jorge Andrade all scored whilst Gareth Barry, John Terry and Steven Gerrard did likewise. After Miguel fired home, Michael Carrick would see his penalty saved by goalkeeper Ricardo. However, some Paul Robinson heroics against Ricardo Carvalho gave Rio Ferdinand a chance to get back into the shootout. The pressure was too much though, and he slammed his penalty against the inside of the post to see Portugal through to the final, a final which Deco will miss with suspension after hacking Wright-Phillips down with two feet in 120th minute for an early bath.
Turkey 2-0 Romania
Portugal 1-1 England << Portugal advance on penalties
Final
No Third Place Playoff in the Euros, straight into the final where Turkey meet Portugal, looking for an upset. Nihat and Mehmet Aurélio’s persistence forced the breakthrough on 20 minutes but a smart short freekick routine 2 minutes later from Portugal saw Maniche hit a bending daisy cutter into the bottom corner to equalise. Into the second half and Mehmet Topuz played one of the balls of the tournament from deep, around the defence and into the path of Nihat who didn’t need to break stride to hit an unbelievable shot on the half-volley. Rumour has it that Nihat lost Ricardo Carvalho so well, he is still searching for Nihat to this day. Turkey would hold on to their 2-1 advantage until the final whistle to become unlikely European Champions 2008.

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And so that concludes the first season back of Reasons Why I Still Play FM08, also unofficially called What Could Have Been.
This grew to be significantly longer than I expected, and I thoroughly enjoyed writing it, even if it did take me well over 15 hours to do so.
If anybody has any specific questions about any aspects of this particular game, please feel free to ask and I’ll do my best to answer them, whether it’s information about non-league clubs, club finances, world rankings, wonderkid regens etc.
I will also happily run through competitions like the African Cup of Nations and the Olympics, although competitions like the Asian Cup, Gold Cup, Copa América have yet to happen on this file.
I have at least 5 seasons worth of game files now, and seasons 2-5 are all structured the same in terms of save dates: September 1st, December 1st, March 1st and June 1st.
Congratulations if you got this far, I applaud your perseverance. I hope you enjoyed it. See you soon for Year 2.
~ dige
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2019.09.09 05:17 charliegriefer Things to Do This Week in Phoenix (September 09 - September 15)

Week of: September 09 - September 15
This is a weekly thread of some of the goings-on in and around the Phoenix metro area. Feel free to subscribe to our public Google Calendar of meetups and events as well.
This is not meant to be an all-inclusive list. Such a list would be large and unwieldy. If there is an event that you don't see posted here, please add a comment below. In the comment, include the event, date, time, cost (if any), and location. A brief description would also be dandy. Please upvote people who share good/interesting events, even if it may not be something you will attend.
Don't see anything of interest? Click on any one of the dates to be taken to a comprehensive listing of events for that day over at the Phoenix New Times' web site.
If you organize or know of a meet-up that you'd like to promote, please PM the mods and we'll look into getting it added to the calendar. We'll post these events up to six weeks out. At that point, we ask that you ping us again. This just helps to ensure that the events stay fresh and no defunct events appear on the calendar.
With that said, the moderators of Phoenix (including but not limited to their families, friends (ha!), pets, and possessions) are not responsible for errors in these listings. Please take the time to verify the date, time, location, and cost of an event before you head out.
Monday September 09
Tuesday September 10
  • 🎤 Comedy
  • 🎵 Music
  • 🎭 Theater
    • Xanadu @Arizona Broadway Theatre, Peoria 5:30PM ($47.99+)
    • Kinky Boots @The Phoenix Theatre Company, Phoenix 7:30PM ($41.00+)
Wednesday September 11
Thursday September 12
Friday September 13
Saturday September 14
Sunday September 15
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2019.08.21 13:34 hallelooloo Drag Race UK: A Cultural Primer

Having seen a few discussions around cultural references on Drag Race, I thought I'd make a primer for some cultural things that may come up, in case any non-UK folk want to read up about them. I obviously don't know what will and won't be referenced so I'll just list some things that are well-known in the UK and not known much at all outside the UK. I've left out stuff that I believe to be pretty common/well-known everywhere. I haven't focused on LGBT culture or the drag scene specifically because I'm not LGBT myself and I feel someone else would be better suited to that.

TV Shows

Soaps
So soaps in the UK are broadcast multiple nights a week, year round. These shows have been running for decades and have broadcast thousands of episodes. They tend to be really dramatic and on Christmas day they always have a crazy episode where really wild shit happens. They tend to centre on one town/village/area and usually there's a pub where all the characters congregate. Because they're so widely watched they've historically played a part is starting discussion/debate on issues or moving things forward a bit. (e.g. it was a big deal when a soap had its first gay kiss or trans character).
Eastenders: One of the big two soaps. Set in the East End of London in Albert Square, so we have lots of very East End accents. The pub is called the Queen Vic. Lots of plots involving murder, cheating, the pub burning down, suicide, etc. Usually the episode ends on a cliffhanger and then the iconic Eastenders music comes in. Tends to be pretty serious and there don't tend to be any laughs in an episode. Iconic characters include Peggy Mitchell, Phil Mitchell, Pat Butcher, Dot Cotton, Pauline Fowler, Bianca and Ricky, Ian Beale, Dirty Den Watts. Iconic references include You ain't my muvva, Get outta my pub/Sling your 'ook, RICKAAAY. The iconic theme tune.
Coronation Street: The other big soap. Also called Corrie. The longest running with nearly 10,000 episodes since 1960. It was ground-breaking in the start for just depicting the lives of ordinary working class families. Set in Weatherfield which is supposed to be in Greater Manchester, so the accents are from up North. The pub is called The Rover's Return. Tends to be slightly less dramatic and funnier than Eastenders but it's still pretty dramatic. Iconic characters include Deirdre Barlow/Rashid, Hayley and Roy Cropper, Norris Cole, Tracey Barlow, Gail Platt, Blanche Hunt, Steve McDonald, Peter Barlow, Eileen Grimshaw, Chesney Brown. The theme tune. No individual phrase or moment springs to mind for me for Corrie like for Eastenders, but here are a few articles discussing some of the best moments: [1][2][3]
Emmerdale: Not as big as the first two but definitely the third biggest and I don't know it as well. Set in the Yorkshire Dales, so further North than Corrie and Eastenders and set in countryside rather than city. The pub is called The Woolpack. Lots of characters from the Dingle family. Helicopters seem to crash a lot in Emmerdale for some reason.
Hollyoaks: This soap tends to focus more on younger people and is shot in a way that's a bit unusual for a soap. I've never met anyone who actually watches it but apparently they're out there. The actors pop up a lot on reality shows (covered in later section).
Casualty and Holby City: Don't know anyone who watches these, the only relevant information is that they're both set in hospitals.
The Archers: This is a radio soap and only old people listen to it. It still occasionally gets referenced though. It's the world's longest running drama with nearly 19,000 episodes since 1950.
We're also known to occasionally watch the Aussie soaps Neighbours and Home and Away but you'd have to ask an Aussie about those really.
Older TV Shows
The Bill: A TV show about police officers that ran for nearly 2500 episodes before it ended in 2010. Almost every British actor appeared on this show when they were getting started.
Absolutely Fabulous: Commonly known as Ab Fab. Sitcom starring Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley. Not sure how to characterise this in writing but here are some highlights.
Only Fools and Horses: Sitcom about two brothers (Del (Del Boy) and Rodney Trotter) who are living in a tower block in East London. Del always has schemes to make them rich that almost never work. I feel like nearly everyone in the UK has seen this show somehow. Common references include the iconic van, Del falling through a bar, Batman and Robin and the fact that their friend Trigger thinks Rodney's name is Dave for some reason.
Keeping Up Appearances: Sitcom about a lady who wants to be posh but isn't really. Her name is Hyacinth Bucket but she insists it is pronounced Boo-kay. Her siblings are slobbish and embarrassing and she's always trying to keep people from meeting them. Lots of episodes are on YouTube. I think this holds up surprisingly well honestly.
Father Ted: Set in Ireland and written by an Irish guy but very popular in the UK. Sitcom about three Catholic priests who live together on an island. I honestly think this is one of the funniest shows ever made. Ted is the most serious priest. He still isn't great at all the priest stuff, but he isn't entirely stupid and he is always out to make money. Dougal is child-like and idiotic. Jack is an elderly alcoholic pervert. Small or Far Away? is probably the best known moment, but judge Graham Norton also appeared on this show as a young actor.
The Royle Family: Sitcom focusing on a working class family in Manchester. The members of the family are generally quite slobbish and not very intelligent.
Vicar of Dibley: Sitcom focusing on a female vicar played by Dawn French. She has a very dim assistant called Alice and each of the local people of the village has a distinct personality.
Alan Partridge: A character rather than a show as he's had a few. An inept and bumbling presenter who has lots of awkward moments.
A few more that may be worth googling: Are You Being Served?, Allo Allo, Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps, Grange Hill, Byker Grove
Daytime TV
This Morning: 1000-1230 on ITV every morning. Usually presented by Holly Willoughby and Philip Schofield who've had lots of funny moments together which can be found on YouTube. On Fridays it's presented by husband and wife Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford. They talk to people from recent news stories, preview upcoming TV, offer medical advice, teach cooking and debate current events.
Jeremy Kyle: For Americans, this is somewhere between Jeremy Kyle and Maury. Lie detectors and DNA tests, with a confrontational host. Pure trash TV. Was recently stopped.
Loose Women: Older female celebrities sit about and discuss current events. General known for being awful and a bit hysterical.
Celeb Reality Competition Shows
Strictly Come Dancing: The UK equivalent of Dancing With The Stars. Commonly called Strictly. The celebs always end up getting off with their dance partners.
I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here: B-list celebs get sent to a camp in the Australian jungle for 2 weeks. They're forced to do "Bushtucker trials" which involve nasty tasks like eating bugs and animal parts in order to earn meals for their camp.
Dancing On Ice: Like Strictly Come Dancing but with blades and ice for added danger. Tends to have worse celebs as well.
"Reality" shows
The Only Way Is Essex (TOWIE): This followed the lives of a group of young people in Essex. Essex is stereotypically not very classy and "Essex girls" have a reputation for dressing a certain way (lots of fake tan, hair dye, white stiletto heels, short skirts) and drinking a lot. The show had several breakout stars such as Gemma Collins, Amy Childs and Joey Essex.
Love Island: Loads of people who basically all look exactly the same because they've all used the same surgeon fly out to some Spanish island and get off with one another. I've not really seen much of this so if anyone wants to provide iconic Love Island moments, feel free.
Geordie Shore: The same idea as Jersey Shore but set in Newcastle. (A Geordie is a person from Newcastle, no idea why). I have only seen one episode of this and it involved a girl pissing herself in bed on camera because she was so drunk, and another girl saying she'd have to call her parents to say sorry because she'd had anal sex on telly. I think that sums it up really.
Big Brother: The format is used around the world, but some moments from the UK version are pretty iconic and it has produced a lot of celebrities. Of course there's also the celebrity edition. Nikki Grahame's tantrums and George Galloway pretends to be a cat. Here's a summary of each season with some memorable moments.
More Modern TV
Skins: TV show focused on teens. Very dramatic. Everyone was always on drugs or checking in to psychiatric facilities or randomly dying of a genetic condition or accidentally pregnant.
Inbetweeners: Like the opposite of Skins. Comedy focused on teens but they just have shit boring lives, driving a shitty car, failing to get with girls, embarrassing themselves. This was a more accurate depiction of UK sixth form.
Other popular modern shows: Gavin and Stacey
Other
Gogglebox: Popular show that is on currently that involves watching families watch TV. Sounds weird but it works. Some of the participants are quite famous now.
University Challenge: Quiz competition featuring teams from universities around the country. The questions are considered really difficult so people think you're really smart if you can answer any of them.
Pointless: Quiz show on every evening. Contestants are given a category and they have to find something in that category that the fewest people said. So it's like a reverse Family Fortunes (Family Feud for Americans). Presented by comedian Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman who was a breakout star from this show.
The Chase: Quiz show presented by Bradley Walsh in which contestants compete against a professional quizzer (the Chaser). Bradley is funny and has had some great moments and the Chasers have become pretty well-known and appear on other stuff sometimes.
Blankety Blank: This was the UK's version of Match Game. It was hosted by Terry Wogan and Les Dawson but in the late 90s it was presented by Paul O Grady in drag as Lily Savage.
Eurovision: Given the audience of this subreddit, I expect this doesn't need too much explanation. But it's a yearly song contest between European nations. It's super camp and insane and fun. The UK always does shit.
Come Dine With Me: People compete to see who has the best dinner party. The narrator is fantastic and it is weirdly addictive. This is an iconic moment.
Panel Shows: These usually feature a changing cast of comedians competing in some kind of "quiz" but no-one actually keeps score. Examples include Mock the Week, 8 out of 10 Cats, Would I Lie to You, QI, Have I Got News For You, and Never Mind the Buzzcocks. Certain comedians appear a lot on these shows, such as Jimmy Carr, Dara O Briain, David Mitchell, Sarah Millican, Jon Richardson and Jo Brand.
Carry On: This really belongs in a film section but it would be one of the only things in there. These were a series of films mostly in the 60s that were very camp with lots of overt double entendres. Kenneth Williams is the most iconic thing to come out of these. You'll often hear Ooo, matron in response to a double entendre.
Ant and Dec: Not a TV show but an iconic TV duo. Ant and Dec have been working together for decades and they win the National Television Award for Best Presenter every single year. They present I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here as well as their own show Saturday Night Takeaway. It's a running joke that you can't tell them apart.
Richard and Judy: Husband and wife who used to present This Morning. They're a bit weird and oversharing and apparently Alan Partridge (see above) was based on Richard.

Music

So I'll just detail a few musical artists who are well known in the UK but never made it big in the US. I'll steer clear of the more modern examples (e.g. Little Mix) because thanks to the internet it's no longer as pronounced as it used to be.
Kylie Minogue: She's an Aussie but she's always done great here. Gay icon. If you only listen to one song/watch one video make it Can't Get You Out of My Head, but she has a long, long discography of hits stretching back to the 80s. She started off on Aussie soap Neighbours and back in the day had a very public relationship with co-star Jason Donovan.
Girls Aloud: Produced by a talent show back in the early 00s. Cheryl Cole started off here before her solo career. Lots of commercial success here. If I had to recommend a song I'd suggest their debut Sound of the Underground but they've had plenty of good hits.
Take That: Take That were a huge success back in the 90s as a boy band with lots of screaming teen girl fans. Robbie, the most popular member, left them, and they then split up. But they reformed in the 00s as older men and had a lot of success again. Gary Barlow is the one everyone knows these days. For Phase 1 Take That I'd suggest Relight My Fire[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwC1Ctrj6Xk) was huge. Again though, tons of hits.
Robbie Williams: Remember Robbie, who left Take That? Well he was pretty successful in his own right. He was unbelievably popular in the late 90s/early 00s, with a mix of sappy ballads (Angel, She's the One) and all out party tunes (Let Me Entertain You, Rock DJ). For me, peak Robbie will always be Rock DJ.

Random Celebs

Those people who are just...famous, for one reason or another.
Katie Price/Jordan: A former glamour model who has always appeared frequently in celeb magazines for her personal life. Her eldest son is severely disabled and his footballer father has never played a role in his life, so credit to her for all she's done for him. Various scandals/stories involve multiple breast reductions/enlargements, dating a "crossdressing cagefighter", recent drink drive trouble in this unique vehicle. She has 5 children named Harvey, Junior, Princess Tiaamii, Jett and Bunny. She appeared on I'm a Celebrity some years back where she began a much publicised relationship with Peter Andre (see below).
Peter Andre: An Aussie former singer (responsible for this absolute tune). Mostly became a household name through I'm A Celebrity and the relationship with Katie Price and has frequently appeared in celeb magazines ever since. He's now remarried and has 2 children with his wife in addition to 2 with Katie Price.
Kerry Katona: Originally in a band called Atomic Kitten (best known for Whole Again (she's the blonde one)). She was married to Brian McFadden from Westlife (Irish boyband) and after they split up she had a lot of very publicised issues with drugs and mental health. Lots of various tabloid "scandals" over the years including bankruptcy and a string of relationships with various men.
Gemma Collins: Originally famous from TOWIE (see above) but became a bit of a breakout star and now has done some of her own shows. People mostly just like her personality. Here she is interacting with Ms Michelle Visage, here she is falling through a hole in the floor, and here is a compilation of various memorable moments.

Politics

The UK is pretty big on political jokes and humour. Conservatives are currently in power. They're also called the Tories sometimes.
Brexit: I'd need a whole post to explain Brexit but all that you need to know is that in 2016 the UK held a referendum in which people narrowly voted to leave the EU. Everything since then has been a mess and everyone is angry for different reasons.
Boris Johnson: The Prime Minister. Conservative Party. Formerly Mayor of London. Commonly called Boris or BoJo. He looks funny and his floppy hair and bumbling nature was kind of funny when he was a powerless mayor but now he's the PM and it's all quite scary. Acts like an idiot but is probably smarter then he lets on. Some people like him regardless of his actual political view because "He's Boris!"
Theresa May: Previous PM. Conservative Party. Awkward and a bit weird. Kept repeating the phrase "Strong and stable" during the election campaign. Said the naughtiest thing she's ever done is run through a wheat field. Did this.
David Cameron: PM before May. Conservative party. All you need to know is that he allegedly put his dick in a dead pig's mouth.
Ed Miliband: Labour party leader from a few years ago. Generally a solid guy but he was portrayed as being a bit odd and then someone took a photo of him eating a bacon sandwich that was so awkward it has its own Wikipedia article and he lost the election.
Jeremy Corbyn: Current Labour leader. People who like him think he's literally the Messiah. People who dislike him think he's literally Stalin.
Michael Gove: Former Education secretary. Conservative party. Every teacher in the country hates him.
Jeremy Hunt: Former Health secretary. Conservative party. Every doctor in the country hates him. His surname is commonly mispronounced. He once described his own wife as Japanese when she's actually Chinese.
Nick Clegg: Former leader of the Lib Dems (the third biggest party...usually). He was a bit of a phenomenon back in 2010. He became less popular after the election when many people felt they'd been betrayed by the Lib Dems after they went into coalition with the Conservatives who increased student fees.

Stereotypes of Places

We have some very distinct stereotypes of places and people from them here in the UK and I'll try to list a few.
North vs South: In England there's a big divide between the North and the South. Southerners think Northerners are a bit lower class and simple, Northerners think Southerners are posh, unfriendly and weak. We'll argue forever about how to pronounce certain words.
The Midlands: The bit near Birmingham that isn't North or South. They never know where to stand in the North/South debate. They call fizzy drinks "pop".
Brighton: Brighton is the LGBT capital of the UK for reasons I don't fully understand. They have a HUGE Pride event every year. People who live there are often considered to be pretty left-wing and almost hippy-ish.
London: The capital is so many things, but the people from London are generally stressed (from paying insane rent) and don't want to talk to any strangers. They'll insist that London is literally the best place ever though and that they'd never live anywhere else.
Home Counties: This refers to the counties around London and people there are generally considered to be pretty posh. Often people commute into London for work.
Essex: See Essex stereotype described under TOWIE.
Devon/Cornwall: The little bit on its own in the South West of the map. They'll argue for hours about which order you should put jam and cream on a scone. They'll also probably be mad at me for lumping them together. Sorry.
Wiltshire: This is where Scaredy Kat is from and also where I live right now. There is nothing here apart from Stonehenge.
Liverpool: The stereotype of people from Liverpool (also known as Scousers) is that they're low class thieves. It's not particularly fair though, and all the Liverpudlians I've met have been pretty proud of their city.
Yorkshire: How can you tell someone is from Yorkshire? Don't worry, they'll tell you. Extremely proud of their county and still angry at Lancashire over a war that happened in the 1400s. They'll insist Yorkshire Tea is the best tea out there (and to be fair, I don't think they're wrong...).
Newcastle: Newcastle girls never need a coat no matter how cold it gets, and they can drink anyone under the table. Maybe the two are related.
Scotland: Scotland as a whole is generally considered to feel pretty hostile towards the English. Independence narrowly lost in a referendum a few years back but there might be another one yet.
Glasgow: Glasgow is stereotyped as being the grittier of the two biggest Scottish cities, but it also has character. I think it was the comedian Kevin Bridges who said something along the lines of "Glasgow was voted the friendliest city in Europe, and named the murder capital in the same week. So you'll get stabbed, but you'll get directions to the hospital."
Edinburgh: Considered to be more "cultured" than Glasgow. Every summer they host the Fringe Festival which is a huge deal for up and coming comedians and actors.
Northern Ireland: I'm not going to begin to get into the Troubles because this is already a long post, but obviously there are historically some divides in Northern Ireland. A lot of the UK has the tendency to ignore them completely, unfortunately. Their accents are really different from anywhere else in the UK.
Wales: Wales as a whole seems to feel much less strongly about being separate than Scotland does. There's never been much of an independence movement in modern times. The only time they get really patriotic is when Wales are playing Rugby. North Wales is more rural/mountainous than the South and generally people are more likely to speak Welsh and feel strongly about a Welsh identity.

Misc Info

NHS: This is our health service. It's all free. It is like the national religion. We will all defend it to the death and anyone who works in the NHS is basically an angel.
WAGs: This is a term for the Wives and Girlfriends of professional footballers. There's a stereotype of them being vapid glamour models who drive around in expensive cars. This has died down a bit but was really prominent in the 00s.
Education
GCSEs: These are the exams you take when you're about 16. You tend to do all of the standard subjects (Maths, English, Science, etc) plus some options. They used to be graded from A*-G but now they're 9-1.
A Levels: You take these when you're about 18. You only do 3-4 subjects usually. These are graded A*-E. These are usually what determines whether you get into university.
Primary/Secondary School/College: Primary school is the school you go to from about 4 to about 11 years old. After that, terminology changes regionally. Some people go to a "high school" until they're 16 and then to a college, others just go to secondary school. If you stay at school from 16-18 it is usually called sixth form. Pretty much all schools have a uniform up to the age of 16.
UCAS: This is the system you use to apply to university. You get points for different qualifications and you have to write a "Personal Statement".
Student Loan: The government provides student loans for going to university. These loans cover fees (paid direct to the university) and also provide a living allowance (maintenance loan). So when Scaredy Kat says that she is spending her student loan on drag, she means the maintenance loan, because students aren't actually paid the fee loan. These loans have different repayment terms than normal loans, so you don't have to pay them at all unless you're earning over a certain threshold, and then it is just a small percentage.
Newspapers
Just a little characterisation of some prominent newspapers.
The Sun: Generally considered tabloid trash. The entire city of Liverpool has been boycotting this paper for decades after it blamed Liverpool fans for the Hillsborough disaster using false information.
The Mirror: Also trashy tabloid. Embroiled in a phone hacking scandal a few years back
The Daily Mail: Thinks it is classier than a tabloid but isn't really. Right-leaning, sensationalist, obsessed with house prices.
The Telegraph: Also right-leaning but more middle class
The Guardian: More left-leaning and its readers are stereotyped as being out of touch posh lefties.
Rupert Murdoch: Media mogul who owns The Sun and lots more. People blame him a lot for the state of our papers.
Supermarkets
Where you shop says a lot about you in the UK.
Tesco: The closest thing to an everyman supermarket. No-one makes any real judgement if they hear you shop at Tesco. Slogan: Every Little Helps.
ASDA: Probably slightly lower class than Tesco, but still a respectable choice. Slogan: That's ASDA price (and then you pat your bum)
Sainsbury's: A bit posher than Tesco but not outlandishly so.
Lidl/Aldi: These are two German supermarket chains that are known for very low prices. People will joke about how shit they are because they're cheap but we all know that they're actually pretty quality. Aldi has an aisle stocked with pure random shite that's on offer that week that can be anything from a hoover to SCUBA gear.
Waitrose/M&S: Posh as fuck. My local Waitrose has a wine bar and a juice bar inside it. Buying the odd item from these is fine, but if you do your weekly shop here you must be loaded. M&S had these weird porny adverts a few years back.
Ocado: Basically Waitrose but they deliver to your door, for when you're rich and lazy.
Morrison's: I've always felt like Morrison's sits outside judgement somehow. They aren't all that common in some parts of the country but people who have them tend to like them.
Other Shops
Primark: The cheapest clothing shop you can imagine. £5 for a dress but every girl you know will be wearing the same one.
New Look: More expensive than Primark. Quality only marginally better. Worn by lots of teen girls but you can occasionally find some decent stuff.
Boots/Superdrug: They sell makeup, medicine, usually have pharmacies inside them. The go to places for cheap make up.
WH Smith/Waterstones: Our main bookshops.
Gregg's: National icon. They sell pastries and their sausage rolls are legendary. Particularly loved by Northerners.
Nando's: Peri-peri chicken that is somehow ludicrously popular here. You will be judged on the spice level you select.
That's just an overview of what immediately came to mind. Feel free to add more in comments or ask if there are specific references. I'd be happy to try to do a roundup of references after each episode airs if I can if that would help people!
Edit: Added a few things that got missed out.
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2019.07.22 16:58 FalconsTC Training Camp 7/22

Oh is it a good feeling that football is back. The boys are back earlier than usual due to the extra preseason game, the Hall of Fame game happening next week. Should be pretty tame stuff for a few days, but let’s stay up to date.
As Training Camp moves along, the biggest storyline will be Julio Jones and his impending contract renewal.
Thread will update throughout the day, sorted by sources first update.
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Vaughn McClure - espn.com
6:36am - Don’t be surprised if WR Julio Jones doesn’t practice without a new contract. [Source Tweet]
9:13am - SS Keanu Neal with helmet and practicing. [Source Pic]
9:19am - WR Julio Jones is dressed and appears ready to practice. [Source Pic]
9:19am - FS Ricardo Allen with helmet and practicing. [Source Pic]
10:04am - FS Ricardo Allen and SS Keanu Neal both participating in 11-on-11. [Source Pic]
10:07am - DT Michael Bennett is working first team defense in 11-on-11. [Source Tweet]
10:21am - SS JJ Wilcox hurt and being helped off field. [Source Tweet]
10:35am - DE Vic Beasley working against RT Kaleb McGary in 11-on-11. [Source Video]
10:38am - WR Calvin Ridley moving slowly after sideline catch. [Source Pic]
11:10am - DT Michael Bennett being helped off the field. [Source Tweet]
1:05pm - WR Julio Jones can’t sign any type of contract adjustment until a year has passed his last adjustment, which was July 27th last year. [Source Tweet]
Atlanta Falcons Official Twitter
8:02am - Prominent players pose with chalkboards with their signature and what numerical year they’re heading into. [Source Pic]
9:19am - WR Calvin Ridley hitting the field. [Source Video]
9:25am - DE Takk McKinley stares down the camera as he hits the field. [Source Video]
9:36am - WR Julio Jones takes the field dressed and ready to go. [Source Video]
9:52am - SS Keanu Neal bursting through individual drill. [Source Video]
10:32am - CB Jordan Miller with a pass breakup. [Source Video]
10:57am - WR Calvin Ridley with a nice catch. [Source Video]
William McFadden - atlantafalcons.com
9:07am - What to watch for. What work do the injured guys put in. How do CB Isaiah Oliver and FS Damontae Kazee look. Where RG Chris Lindstrom and RT Kaleb McGary fit on the OL. [Source Tweet]
9:34am - WR Julio Jones is catching passes from QB Matt Ryan. [Source Tweet]
9:37am - RG Chris Lindstrom and RT Ty Sambrailo are working first team. [Source Tweet]
9:42am - WR Christian Blake impressive catch. [Source Video]
9:50am - CB Kendall Sheffield with the first INT of camp. [Source Video]
10:04am - LG James Carpenter is working first team. [Source Tweet]
10:33am - WR Devin Gray nice catch to move the chains on third down. [Source Video]
11:28am - HC Dan Quinn said that today’s practice felt like a family reunion, especially with SS Keanu Neal and FS Ricardo Allen returning. [Source Tweet]
11:33am - HC Dan Quinn said LB Deion Jones and WR Julio Jones worked on the sideline with training staff today because they’re coming back from foot injuries. Julio’s contract not a factor in his availability. [Source Tweet]
11:45am - HC Dan Quinn said they’re deeper at RB than they’ve ever been. [Source Tweet]
11:49am - DT Grady Jarrett said he jokingly asked HC Dan Quinn during practice if he wanted to go check on the offense. [Source Tweet]
1:39pm - Post practice article. Key points: WR Shawn Bane was also injured during practice. DT Michael Bennett fractured his ankle. CB Desmond Trufant had a difficult, rough day. WR Russell Gage impressed. RG Chris Lindstrom already has stranglehold on the starting spot. [Source Tweet]
Kesley Conway - atlantafalcons.com
9:36am - RB Kenjon Barner, RB Marcus Green, and WR Olamide Zaccheaus are returning kicks during special teams. [Source Tweet]
9:38am - RB Devonta Freeman running through individual drills. [Source Video]
9:43am - LB Deion Jones and WR Julio Jones working on the sideline with training staff. Expected they will be eased into practicing. [Source Tweet]
9:47am - FS Ricardo Allen told Kelsey to watch for WR Christian Blake. Has impressed the veteran safety. [Source Tweet]
10:06am - QB Matt Ryan completes pass to TE Austin Hooper. [Source Video]
11:13am - First practice over. HC Dan Quinn, LB Deion Jones, and DT Grady Jarrett are about to be available to the media. [Source Tweet]
11:39am - HC Dan Quinn says DT Grady Jarrett will make another jump in his game this year. [Source Tweet]
11:47am - DT Grady Jarrett says he’s currently in the best physical condition of his career. [Source Video]
11:52am - LB Deion Jones says he feels good, he’s just easing back into things. [Source Video]
Jason Butt theathletic.com
10:05am - FS Ricardo Allen big hit on TE Austin Hooper. [Source Tweet]
10:06am - FS Ricardo Allen either fooled media or something changed unexpectedly as Allen said yesterday he wasn’t quite ready for contact yet. [Source Tweet]
10:21am - LG Jamon Brown rotating with LG James Carpenter. [Source Tweet]
10:37am - RB Brian Hill talked to the training staff and then went inside with them. [Source Tweet]
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Injury List
WR Julio Jones - Foot - Limited
LB Deion Jones - Foot - Limited
SS JJ Wilcox - Undisclosed
RB Brian Hill - Undisclosed
WR Shawn Bane - Undisclosed
DT Michael Bennett - Fractured Ankle - Out
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2019.06.01 06:40 BeanieBreakdown Monthly Horror Journal: May 2019

Salem's Lot (1979)

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0079844 Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P43PvM5a8Is
Directed by: Tobe Hooper
Written by: Paul Monash
Starring: David Soul, James Mason, Lance Kerwin, Bonnie Bedelia, Lew Ayres, Julie Cobb, Elisha Cook, George Dzundza, Ed Flanders, Clarissa Kaye, Geoffrey Lewis, Barney McFadden, Kenneth McMillan, Fred Willard and Marie Windsor.
Distributed by: MGM
My Thoughts: This is one of the most respected King adaptations, the most popular of the King mini-series, and only the second of his novels to be adapted to the screen, by none other than Tobe Hooper. It's a decent film, but for one that lasts slightly over three hours, it's an incredibly shallow one. You might think that such a lengthy film would feature well-drawn characters and deep emotional investment, but not this one. The acting is good, and characters likeable, but all of them are drawn in stark black and white. The hero being the most underdeveloped of all. All we know of him is that he experienced a traumatic supernatural event as a child, he writes (we never even learn what kind of books), his wife died (we hardly hear anything about this) and that he has the moral compass of a boy scout. Not good, for a three hour long film, and odd for a King film, seeing as one can always count on complex characters and strong emotions in his works. The fright moments keep the film interesting, with some moments that are downright iconic, and a chilly atmosphere, as well as genuinely frightening effects. These ain't your daddy's vampires out of some Hammer film. There's some moments that are actually quite scary, and these are what make the film worth seeing, as well as steady direction from Hooper. I just feel that this could've been a much better film, that barely captures the essence of King's novel, and sometimes drags within it's lengthy runtime.

My Rating: 6/10

The Bad Seed (1956)

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0048977 Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ooy8HTb8izw
Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy
Written by: John Lee Mahin
Starring: Nancy Kelly, Patty McCormack, Henry Jones, Eileen Heckart, Evelyn Varden, William Hopper, Paul Fix, Jesse White, Gage Clark, Joan Croyden and Frank Cady.
Distributed by: Warner Bros.
My Thoughts: Here we have a true cinematic milestone. The first ever "killer kid" film, and still one of the best. It's based off a novel, that became a hit play, and then this film adaptation. It's roots as a play show, seeing as most of the film takes place within one apartment and a handful of other sets, but it never really brings the film down any. This is a picture that's all about emotion and acting, and the pitch-perfect cast couldn't be any better. Nancy Kelly is especially stunning, in a powerhouse performance that was worthy of an Academy Award, as the tortured mother, and young Patty McCormack is equally stunning as the murderous Rhoda, whose prim and proper exterior hides a conniving, conscienceless killer. Most of the film is centered on dialogue, and we hardly ever see any explicit action taking place. But the amazing cast make us feel as though we have seen what they've seen, been where they've been. Whereas other films like this would seem dated in comparison, this one holds up so well, simply because of the brilliant cast. It's only brought down by outdated notions of psychiatry, which seem downright ignorant today, but one must remember that these advances were being made right around the time this picture came out. It's a revolutionary film, even if a little dated, and one that all serious horror fanatics must see.

My Rating: 7/10

Bone Tomahawk (2015)

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2494362 Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZbwtHi-KSE
Directed by: S. Craig Zahler
Written by: S. Craig Zahler
Starring: Kurt Russell, Patrick Wilson, Matthew Fox, Richard Jenkins, Lili Simmons, Evan Jonigkeit, David Arquette, Fred Melamed and Sid Haig.
Distributed by: RLJ Entertainment
My Thoughts: Back when this one was first released, I found myself exasperated with the positive feedback, and quite loathsome of this film. I suppose it's because I was expecting, perhaps, a much faster-paced picture. But with director S. Craig Zahler continuing to carve a steadily more respected name for himself, inside and out of the genre, and the consensus on this one remaining the same, I decided I had to give it a fair chance. And going into the film, expecting it to be a combination of old-timey western and shockingly gruesome horror, in equal doses, allowed me to appreciate both forms much more. The cast is fantastic, with well written, fluid and witty dialogue and smooth, professional direction by Zahler. The film operates as a classic western for the majority of it's runtime, but it's a horror film at it's core, and the moments in which it focuses on the macabre are genuinely shocking and disturbing. Some of the gorier scenes in this film will go down in history, no doubt. The whole thing can drag on for a little too long, the film can be overly simplistic and the ending is quite stilted, but there's much to enjoy here. For fans of westerns, ballsy horror films or just plain, well-written cinema. It's a fantastic debut film, and Zahler certainly has the touch of a master hidden beneath the sometimes wobbly exterior of this particular film. I'm hoping his other films see him continue to hone his craft. This one remains a modern day cult classic, nonetheless.

My Rating: 7/10

Twice Told Tales (1963)

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0057608 Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6h_D39i6UQE
Directed by: Sidney Salkow
Written by: Robert E. Kent
Starring: Vincent Price, Sebastion Cabot, Brett Halsey, Beverly Garland, Richard Denning, Mari Blanchard, Abraham Sofaer, Jacqueline de Wit and Joyce Taylor.
Distributed by: MGM and United Artists.
My Thoughts: Contrary to most of the films of it's day, which focused on the writings of Poe, this is an anthology film based on tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne, which gives it some mild distinction. Best of all, all three stories star Vincent Price in different roles. Sadly, without Price, this would be an even more ordinary affair. His presence elevates these stories, the first of which is the best with a wicked sense of irony. The other two are decent, but extremely unoriginal, even for their time, with the last being nothing but a re-tooling of "House Of Usher". Still, they're decently directed little episodes, and the acting from most of the cast, besides Price, is also good. It's decent filler, but nothing you have to see. Only Price fans need apply.

My Rating: 6/10

Prison (1987)

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0095904 Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_DYMikNhSUU
Directed by: Renny Harlin
Written by: C. Courtney Joyner
Starring: Viggo Mortensen, Lane Smith, Chelsea Field, Lincoln Kilpatrick, Tom Everett, Ivan Kane, Andre De Shields, Tom "Tiny" Lister Jr., Stephen E. Little, Mickey Yablans, Larry Flash Jenkins, Arlen Dean Snyder, Hal Landon Jr., Matt Kanen and Rod Lockman.
Distributed by: MGM
My Thoughts: This is a fairly underrated little picture, notably directed by Renny Harlin, who would later become a prominent action filmmaker. It also stars Viggo Mortensen in one of his first roles. It's a fairly standard horror film for it's time, but even generic films like this were so much more fun, and so much more lovingly made, in the eighties. There's several standout horror sequences, displaying devilish imagination, some of them truly frightening. And the film's prison setting sets it apart, and offers some insight into prison life, without treating it's inmate characters as black and white heroes and villains. The characters themselves are sorely underdeveloped, however. Leaving the actors with nothing to chew on, despite most of them giving great performances. The story is also interchangeable with so many other films of it's day, just simply set in a prison, and doesn't make much effort to comment on the political aspects that such a film could've taken. It's flawed, but it's a lot of fun and just different enough that it stands out. If you love eighties horror, this is a little hidden gem that you cannot miss.

My Rating: 7/10

Maniac Cop 2 (1990)

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0100107 Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QDIK6zkSTo
Directed by: William Lustig
Written by: Larry Cohen
Starring: Robert Davi, Claudia Christian, Michael Lerner, Bruce Campbell, Laurene Landon, Clarence Williams III, Leo Rossi and Robert Z'Dar as "Matt Cordell".
Distributed by: Trimark Pictures
My Thoughts: I found the first Maniac Cop to be an enjoyable B-movie, with some surprising social undercurrents, thanks to the screenplay by Larry Cohen. This sequel has a reputation of being even better with fans of the trilogy, so I decided to give it a try. The duo of William Lustig as director, and Cohen as writeproducer returns, along with some of the remaining cast from the original. But it's not long before these characters are predictably killed off to make room for a new cast. And while this picture has some clever moments to offer and some inventive twists on the genre, I didn't have as much fun with it as I did the first one. The film greatly suffers from the lack of a fantastic duo of actors, as the original had with Bruce Campbell and Tom Atkins. Robert Davi is great in the lead, but the poor guy just can't compare. The film also has a much more serious tone, and the Maniac Cop's own intentions become steadily more muddled. Wherein the original, he was a tragic anti-hero, here his motivations are a downright mess, and often questionable, but his character is still sold as a misunderstood hero. Sometimes Cohen's political and social themes can become rather jumbled, and this is one of those times. Still, there's plenty worth seeing here, if you enjoyed the first, and several intense scenes. I'm not sure if I'll be watching the third, as it's generally thought to be a disappointing conclusion to the trilogy.

My Rating: 6/10

The Island (1980)

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0080934 Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ot9Y3VjJiI
Directed by: Michael Ritchie
Written by: Peter Benchley
Starring: Michael Caine, David Warner, Jeffrey Frank, Angela Punch McGregor, Frank Middlemass, Don Henderson, Dudley Sutton, Colin Jeavons, Zakes Mokae and Brad Sullivan.
Distributed by: Universal Pictures
My Thoughts: This film is a misfire on almost all accounts. Made to cash in on the popularity of "Jaws", by adapting another Peter Benchley novel to the screen, this one has no rampaging sea creature, as do most of Benchley's works. Instead, this film deals with the novel concept of modern day pirates, looting ships near a mysterious island. It's an idea ripe with potential, but the execution is quite dismal. The direction is the greatest culprit, with wonderful actors like Michael Caine and David Warner standing about as though they have no idea what to do with themselves. During most of the action scenes, the editing is so haphazard and sloppy that it all becomes rather laughable. And the tribe of pirates, instead of being frightening or compelling, come across as an island full of drunken hicks, whom never seem to stop loudly bellowing. Logical issues abound as well, such as an entire Coast Guard ship somehow being overtaken by about 30 skinny, inbred pirates in under five minutes. Horror films always require some level of suspension of disbelief, but this seems like asking too much, of even the most imaginative person. It's a shame, because the beginning of the film builds up some solid tension, and minor character development that seems as though it'll go somewhere. But then, once it reaches the island, the film falls apart, piece by piece. It's not an utterly horrible viewing experience, but it is far too lengthy, and very mediocre of one.

My Rating: 5/10

Two Evil Eyes (1990)

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0100827 Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDC8Fzn0xFE
Directed by: George A. Romero & Dario Argento
Written by: George A. Romero, Dario Argento and Franco Ferrini.
Starring: Adrienne Barbeau, Ramy Zada, Bingo O'Malley, Jeff Howell, E.G. Marshall, Tom Atkins, Harvey Keitel, Madeleine Potter, John Amos, Sally Kirkland, Kim Hunter, Holter Ford Graham and Martin Balsam.
Distributed by: MGM
My Thoughts: One might think that a film which brings together the talents of directors George A. Romero and Dario Argento would be nothing short of a masterpiece. But, while this film is enjoyable, it's certainly not what it should've been. The film is an anthology of sorts, but one that features only two stories (hence it's name), both of them inspired by Poe stories. Romero's is the first, and the better of the two, in my opinion. It seems very cliched in it's setup, but then proceeds to veer in directions that you won't expect, and ends up being quite surprising, and blackly humorous. The second, directed by Argento is not at all bad, but it's nothing special. A very skewed take on Poe's "The Black Cat", that ebbs and flows in quality, anchored by a performance from Harvey Keitel. It's strange that Argento works with none of his trademark style here. No fancy cinematography, surreal logic, or multicolored lights are to be found in his segment, almost making it seem as though someone else directed it. It is, perhaps, his most conventional work. But his direction is still decent, and the segment also employs some dark irony. All together, I feel at least a third segment could have given this one the little push it needed towards greatness. As it stands, we have a great story and a decent one. Worth checking out for horror buffs, but not the cult classic it could've been.

My Rating: 6/10

The Fury (1978)

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0077588 Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bphHHR2aVM0
Directed by: Brian DePalma
Written by: John Farris
Starring: Amy Irving, Kirk Douglas, Charles Durning, John Cassavetes, Carrie Snodgress, Fiona Lewis, Andrew Stevens and Carol Rossen.
Distributed by: 20th Century Fox
My Thoughts: This is easily one of Brian DePalma's most underrated efforts. A film that combines elements of horror, action, comedy and adventure into one epic experience. Most films have a hard time being one thing, let alone excelling at four different genres at the same time. DePalma's direction is rounding out here, to the smoother style he would become known for. And the cast is simply magnificent, with Kirk Douglas giving one of the most badass performances a senior actor has ever given, and Amy Irving, whom starred in DePalma's "Carrie', this time playing a teen with telekinetic powers, herself. These two give it their best, at all times, and the supporting cast is mostly amazing as well. The film deftly juggles it's multiple genres, with the scenes in which Douglas steals the screen being a perfect mix of action and laughs, with witty dialogue. The closer the film gets to the end, however, the more the gory horror scenes begin to ratchet up, until the whole thing ends with an effects sequence that belongs in the annals of horror history. This film deserves to be held up with DePalma's classics, as it surely is one of his finest films. And a great film no matter what angle you look at it from.

My Rating: 9/10

Cat People (1982)

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0083722 Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYqwuCC-N2k
Directed by: Paul Schrader
Written by: Alan Ormsby
Starring: Natassia Kinski, Malcolm McDowell, John Heard, Annette O'Toole, Ruby Dee, Ed Begley Jr. and Scott Paulin.
Distributed by: Universal Pictures and RKO Radio Pictures.
My Thoughts: I had put off watching this one for some time, seeing as I thought it would merely be a sleazy, erotic version of the original. Surprisingly, this is a pretty solid film, and fairly mature in the way that it deals with it's sexual themes. It's not degrading, although one could argue what it tries to say about sexuality in the end. But one can't deny that it's a well directed film, with great acting. Natassia Kinski isn't quite as captivating as the lovely Simone Simon was in the original, but she's still an alluring beauty, who effortlessly sells her innocence and ravenous sexuality at the same time. Malcom McDowell is also brilliant as her crazed brother, but no one would expect any different of a master like himself. The effects are also great, and don't shy away from some scenes of overt gore, without seeming tacky or campy. The film's themes do struggle to come together, and the concept is so ridiculous that the end simply stuns and makes one roll their eyes at the same time, but it's an effective effort. Neither better, nor worse than the classic. We need to go back to this manner of remaking films. Simply taking the theme and spinning it in an entirely new direction.

My Rating: 6/10

The Perfection (2018)

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt7772580 Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q57D6kF5B1k
Directed by: Richard Shepard
Written by: Richard Shepard, Eric Charmelo and Nicole Snyder.
Starring: Allison Williams, Logan Browning, Steven Weber, Alaina Huffman, Mark Kandborg and Graeme Duffy. Distributed by: Netflix
My Thoughts: This one came out of nowhere, appeared on Netflix, and has been garnering quite a lot of attention. It seems to have divided viewers, so I had to give it a look. It's best to go in blind, though I watched a trailer, and it ruined nothing for me. Still, this film has so many twists and turns that it's difficult to even write about without spoiling. Suffice to say, that the film will go in a completely different direction than what one is expecting, halfway through the runtime. It was obvious to me, from the trailers and promotional material, that the film was trying to say more than it appears to be, and it certainly does. The themes that it does speak of, are timely and handled in an effective, matter of fact tone. Sometimes the swerving tone makes the film feel like a B-movie, in some respects, and it could've handled it's themes more maturely, but it's intended to make a statement, and one can't deny it does so effectively. Direction is brilliant from veteran Richard Shepard (who curiously, never directed anything close to a horror film before this), with well sustained suspense and artful cinematography. Acting is also good, from the two female leads. It's a disturbing film, and not an entirely successful one, but more than worth seeing. And quite possibly, one of the best in the sub-genre it unexpectedly ends up occupying.

My Rating: 6/10

Beyond The Black Rainbow (2010)

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1534085 Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWF0bBKhe6o
Directed by: Panos Cosmatos
Written by: Panos Cosmatos
Starring: Eva Allan, Michael Rogers, Scott Hylands, Rondel Reynoldson and Marilyn Norry.
Distributed by: Magnet Films
My Thoughts: This one is directed by Panos Cosmatos, who gave us the cult-hit, "Mandy", last year. Strangely, this was Cosmatos's first , and only film up until "Mandy". Here is a man who has a clear and distinct directorial and visual style, and he only has two films to his name, made eight years apart from one and other. I wasn't a huge proponent of "Mandy", but I appreciated it's style and surrealism. Those are also prevalent in this film. It almost looks and feels like a lost 70's gem, and the film itself is set in 1983. It handles about typically 70's themes, like drug experimentation and even throws in some cosmic, multi-dimensional Lovecraftian bits. The whole film is designed to feel like a bad trip, with disorienting sound and psychedelic visuals. This also means the pace is incredibly slow. This may be the slowest film I've ever watched, and this is ultimately what keeps it from being as good as it would have been. Scenes drag on, with no apparent reason for them to linger so long. It's a stylistic choice, no doubt, but it doesn't make for enjoyable viewing at all times. Still, there's enough eye candy, utterly disturbing visual scenes and great acting to keep things moving. Michael Rogers is especially fantastic, and oozes creepy, venomous evil each time he speaks. The sound design is the real star though, with a phenomenal score. I haven't seen a film where the music alone, manages to unnerve me. Although, not perfect, and by no means appropriate for those who don't prefer surreal, artistic films, I actually enjoyed this one a little more than "Mandy". And all those who thoroughly enjoyed that film, should love this one as well.

My Rating: 6/10

The Cell (2000)

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0209958 Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQUdbvUVfgE
Directed by: Tasem Singh
Written by: Mark Protosevich
Starring: Jennifer Lopez, Vince Vaughn, Vincent D'Onofrio, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Dylan Baker, Jake Weber, James Gammon, Tara Subkoff and Jake Thomas.
Distributed by: New Line Cinema
My Thoughts: In all the annals of "serial killer cinema", there is no film more underrated than this one. It's not often that once comes across a film that successfully blends arthouse intelligence with popcorn entertainment, but here we have a prime example of how to do so correctly. The surreal visuals are the drawing card, as well as the ingenious (if far fetched) plot, but the human element of the story is also brought to life, by an incredible cast. Jennifer Lopez may not be Oscar worthy, but she gives yet another turn here, that proves that her acting ability is sorely underrated. Vince Vaughn also proves that he has the acting chops to handle serious roles, and the amazing Vincent D'Onofrio proves once again, that there is no one better to bring to life the vulnerable, human side of depraved characters. As said, the visuals are breathtaking as well, and full of metaphorical subtext, as opposed to just being eye candy, as so many "visual films" become. This is a film that deeply satisfies on both an artistic and consumer level, but perhaps one that in it's more thoughtful themes, was a bit ahead of it's time. If you enjoy artsy horror or serial killer thrillers, this one deserves to be seen, as well as remembered fondly alongside the likes of "The Silence Of The Lambs" and "Seven".

My Rating: 9/10

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2018.11.01 01:52 Revivous Pre-season guide: Quest for NRL glory in 2019 begins now

Revs Edit: Originally posted on DT here text was too long to make as reply.
PREPARATIONS for next year have kicked-off with four clubs starting their pre-season today.
But some of the biggest names in the game will be forced to watch from the sidelines due to injury.
Souths captain Greg Inglis had surgery to fix a neck complaint in the off-season but it isn’t expected to delay his return to training on light duties later this month.
Across the ditch, New Zealand’s Issac Luke has had a shoulder reconstruction. The hooker, who was slated to miss the bulk of the preseason, will be out for the first three rounds of next year.
Greg Inglis has a neck issue which will prevent him from starting pre-season straight away.
Parramatta will clock on for day one today after a bitterly disappointing wooden spoon finish to last season.
Star back Jarryd Hayne is yet to re-sign with the club despite both parties expressing a desire to come to an agreement.
The squad will travel to Armidale on Sunday for a training camp.
There was first-day-at-school nerves across town at Belmore when six new faces reported for the first day of pre-season.
The arrival of Jack Cogger, Christian Crichton, Corey Harawira-Naera, Nick Meaney and Sauaso Sue will likely be overshadowed by David Klemmer’s contract saga, which looks certain to reach a crescendo over the summer.
Issac Luke nursed his shoulder through the 2018 season.
At the foot of the mountains, new coach Ivan Cleary will be without his first-choice halves pairing James Maloney and son Nathan until the new year.
Cleary has had surgery on a troublesome ankle injury. Maloney is scheduled to go under the knife next week to fix a neck complaint.
The Daily Telegraph understands while Maloney still has two years on his deal at Penrith, the club has concerns about his body handling the rigours of two more NRL campaigns.
Ben Barba’s two-year NRL exile will be over on Monday when he has his first pre-season since 2016 up in Townsville. North Queensland Warhorse Matt Scott required another neck operation and will be eased back to training from November 15.
Nathan Cleary underwent surgery this week so won’t be available to join his father at the Panthers just yet. Picture: Getty
The Broncos are confident their entire casualty ward will be available for round one selection. This includes Anthony Milford, who had a shoulder reconstruction and won’t be back at Red Hill until after Christmas. Hooker Andrew McCullough had finger surgery on a damaged ligament and will be on light duties next month.
There have been a slew of football department appointments across all 16 clubs. Newcastle have welcomed six new performance staff following the appointment of Brian Canavan as director of football. The man at the helm of Tonga’s rise on the international stage, Kristian Woolf, joins the Knights as an assistant to Nathan Brown.

Broncos

Return to training: November 24
Ins: Sean O’Sullivan (Roosters)
Outs: Korbin Sims (Dragons), Sam Thaiday (retired), Tom Opacic (Cowboys), Jonus Pearson (St George Illawarra Dragons)
Staff appointments: None
Training camps: TBC
Trial games: TBC
Injury update: Payne Haas (shoulder), Andrew McCullough (finger) and Jack Bird (sternum) will return to full training by Christmas. Anthony Milford (shoulder) isn’t expected back until January.
Talking point: Coach Wayne Bennett’s future is sorted for now, but how will it impact team camaraderie during the pre-season knowing their leader will out the door, possibly taking star players to Redfern with him.

Raiders

Return to training: Today
Ins: Ryan Sutton (Wigan), John Bateman (Wigan)
Outs: Shannon Boyd (Titans), Junior Paulo (Eels), Blake Austin (Warrington Wolves), Charlie Gubb (Widnes Vikings)
New staff: Andrew McFadden (Assistant Coach)
Training camps: Planned, location TBC
Trial games: TBC
Injury update: Ata Hingo (shoulder) could miss two months of season 2019. Captain Jarrod Croker (knee) won’t begin contact training until January. Both players required surgery.
Talking point: The departure of bopper Boyd and Paulo signals a change in Ricky Stuart’s blueprint of a power-game based on his behemoth forwards. Can a new look mobile pack take Canberra into September?

Bulldogs

Returning to training: November 1
Ins: Jack Cogger (Knights), Christian Crichton (Panthers), Corey Harawira-Naera (Panthers), Nick Meaney (Knights), Sauaso Sue (Tigers)
Outs: Matt Frawley (Huddersfield Giants), Brett Morris (Roosters), Josh Morris (Sharks), Clay Priest (released), Asipeli Fine (released)
New staff appointments: Tony Ayoub (High Performance Manager)
Training camps: None
Trial games: v Raiders, 23 February
Injury update: Kieran Foran (toe) is back for the first day of preseason after missing the bulk of 2018. Josh Jackson had shoulder surgery which will require two months of rehab. He’ll then move into a modified program for four weeks. Kerrod Hollad (ankle) won’t be in full-training until December.
Talking point: The contract saga surrounding David Klemmer will hang over the club until it is resolved. Coach Dean Pay will have his hands full galvanising a roster with six new faces.

Sharks

Return to training: November 12
Ins: Josh Morris (Bulldogs)
Outs: Luke Lewis (retired), Jesse Ramien (Knights), Edrick Lee (Knights) Ricky Leutele (Toronto Wolfpack), Joseph Paulo (St Helens RLFC), Kurt Dillon (Rabbitohs), Trent Hodkinson (Sea Eagles)
New staff appointments: None
Training camps: None
Trial games: v Manly, February 23; v Knights in Maitland, March 2
Injury update: Wade Graham (knee) will be on a modified program for the entire preseason. Josh Dugan, Matt Moylan and Jayson Bukuya all required shoulder surgery and will be on rehab programs during the first half of pre-season.
Talking point: From today Valentine Holmes is a free agent and speculation about his future will dominate talk down in the Shire.

Titans

Return to training: November 5
Ins: Jesse Arthars (Rabbitohs), Ryley Jacks (Storm), Shannon Boyd (Raiders), Tyrone Peachey (Panthers), Tyrone Roberts (Warrington)
Outs: Konrad Hurrell (Leeds Rhinos), Kane Elgey (Sea Eagles), Brendan Elliot (released), Joe Greenwood (Wigan Warriors), Ryan Simpkins (retired)
New staff appointments: Dan Ferris (Head of Performance)
Training camps: TBC
Trial games: TBC
Injury update: AJ Brimson, Morgan Boyle and Max King all had shoulder surgery. Boyle and King will be on no-contact programs until around December. Brimson won’t be rushed back with January 2019 his earliest possible return.
Talking point: After a lowly finish Garth Brennan will be coaching for his career. He’ll also need to convince star signing Tyrone Peachey the Gold Coast is exactly the place he wants to be.

Manly

Return to training: November 5
Ins: Trent Hodkinson (Sharks), Kane Elgey (Titans), Brendon Elliot (Titans)
Outs: Akuila Uate (Huddersfield Giants), Shaun Lane (Eels), Lewis Brown (released)
New staff appointments: Des Hasler (coach), Noel Cleal (recruitment)
Training camps: TBC
Trial games: v Cronulla 23 February; v Roosters 2 March
Injury update: Api Koroisau will be at day one of preseason after missing the back half of this season with a foot injury.
Talking point: Hasler v Trent Barrett. The club refuses to release Barrett before July and Barrett is adamant he should be the coach until then. November 5 will be an interesting day at Narrabeen.

Storm

Return to training: November 15
Ins: Albert Vete (Warriors)
Outs: Billy Slater (retired), Ryan Hoffman (retired), Tim Glasby (Knights), Ryley Jacks (Titans), Young Tonumaipea (released)
New staff appointments: Ryan Hinchcliffe (development coach), Billy Slater (specialist coach)
Training camps: TBC
Trial games: TBC
Injury update: Nelson Asofa-Solomona didn’t play an off-season Tests due to an ankle injury. He’ll be in rehab until he returns to the training paddock in early 2019.
Talking point: Cameron Smith is the last man standing of the ‘Big Three’. Or is he? There’s still no official word on his future.

Cowboys

Return to training: November 5
Ins: Ben Barba (St Helens), Nene Macdonald (Dragons), Tom Opacic (Broncos), Kurt Baptiste (Roosters)
Outs: Johnathan Thurston (retired), Antonio Winterstein (retired), Kane Linnett (released), Shaun Fensom (released), Lachlan Coote (St Helens)
New staff appointments: David Tangata-Toa (assistant coach), Michael Dobbin (head of high performance)
Training camp: Yes, location TBC
Trials: TBC
Injury update: Michael Morgan (bicep) and Matt Scott (neck) will return to training on November 12 and will be on light duties.
Talking point: Will electric fullback Ben Barba rediscover the form that helped Cronulla to a title after his two-year exile from the NRL?

Knights

Return to training: November 5
Ins: Jesse Ramien (Sharks), Tim Glasby (Storm), Edrick Lee (Sharks), Mason Lino (Warriors)
Outs: Chris Heighington (retired), Brock Lamb (released), Jacob Lillyman (retired), Jack Cogger (Bulldogs), Nick Meaney (Bulldogs), Chanel Mata’utia (released), Pat Mata’utia (released)
New staff appointments: Brian Canavan, Balin Cupples (physical performance manager), Kristian Woolf (assistant coach)
Training camps: TBC
Trial games: v Dragon in Cessnock; v Sharks in Maitland
Injury update: Kalyn Ponga (ankle) will be fit to return in November. Nathan Ross (groin) will re-join the group in December. Jacob Saifiti (shoulder) and Tautau Moga (knee) will be on modified programs when they return to training in November.
Talking point: Will coach Nathan Brown pull off one of the biggest signing coup’s by luring Canterbury’s David Klemmer to Newcastle?

Eels

Return to training: November 1
Ins: Blake Ferguson (Roosters), Shaun Lane (Sea Eagles), Junior Paulo (Raiders)
Outs: Cameron King (released), Suaia Matagi (Huddersfield Giants), Kenny Edwards (Catalan Dragons)
New staff appointments: TBC
Training camps: Armidale
Trial games: v Panthers March 2
Injury update: Blake Ferguson (broken fibula) won’t be delayed despite and will begin training following his mandated break in mid November. Kaysa Pritchard (shoulder) will be on light duties for most of the preseason. Nathan Brown and Daniel Alvaro will be on rehab programs for their respective knee injuries.
Talking point: Brad Arthur and his squad are back to training but the stalemate between Jarryd Hayne and the club continues. Will he be in the Blue and Gold next year?

Panthers

First day: November 12
Ins: Malakai Watene-Zelezniak, Tim Grant, Tyrell Fuimaono
Outs: Corey Harawira-Naera (Bulldogs), Tyrone Peachey (Titans), Maika Sivo (Eels), Christian Crichton (Bulldogs)
New staff: Ivan Cleary (coach), Hayden Knowles and Craig Catterick (strength and conditioning)
Training camps: None
Trial games: v Eels, March 2
Injury update: James Maloney (neck) and Nathan Clearly (ankle) both had surgery and won’t be in full training until after the New Year.
Talking point: Keeping up with the Cleary’s. Rest assured the father son combination will be the talk of Penrith over the summer.

Rabbitohs

Return date: November 12
Ins: Corey Allan (Broncos), Kurt Dillon (Sharks) and Bayley Sironen (Tigers).
Outs: Angus Crichton (Roosters), Jason Clark (Warrington Wolves)
New staff appointments: None
Training camp: TBC
Trial games: v Dragons, March 2
Injury update: Sam Burgess went under the knife to fix his shoulder and wrist. Cameron Murray also had shoulder surgery. Greg Inglis had a neck operation. All will return on modified program before going into full training.
Talking point: Anthony Seibold built his 2018 campaign on camaraderie, will his side buy into this approach given he’s already committed his future to the Broncos?

Dragons

Return to training: November 5
Ins: Korbin Sims (Broncos), Jonus Pearson (Broncos)
Outs: Jason Nightingale (retired), Leeson Ah Mau (Warriors), Nene Macdonald (Cowboys), Hame Sele (released)
New staff: None
Training camps: TBC in December
Trial games: v Rabbitohs, March 2
Injury update: Tariq Sims (knee) will be eased back after surgery and is a chance of playing in the charity shield. Gareth Widdop won’t be back at training until the New Year as he rehabs his shoulder. Paul Vaughan (foot) isn’t scheduled back until post-Christmas.
Talking point: This side’s late-season fades have been attributed to Paul McGregor’s gruelling summers, will the coach change up his pre-season approach?

Roosters

Return to training: Late November
Ins: Angus Crichton (Rabbitohs), Brett Morris (Bulldogs), Ryan Hall (Leeds Rhinos)
Outs: Blake Ferguson (Eels), Ryan Matterson (Tigers), Paul Momirovski (Tigers), Sean O’Sullivan (Broncos), Kurt Baptiste (Cowboys)
New staff appointments: Adam O’Brien (assistant coach)
Training camps: Yes, TBC
Trial games: v Wigan Warriors; v Sea Eagles, March 2
Injury update: Cooper Cronk (scapula) isn’t scheduled back until after Christmas. Angus Crichton (shoulder) had surgery and will require rehab before he returns to full contact early in 2019. Zane Tetevano (bicep) will miss the bulk of the pre-season.
Talking point: Cooper Cronk played with the kind of injury that ruins careers, will he be the same player in 2019? Oh, and will Angus Crichton be allowed to keep his rock star haircut?

Warriors

Return to training: November 1
Ins: Leeson Ah Mau (Dragons)
Outs: Simon Mannering (retired), Albert Vete (Storm), Mason Lino (Knights)
New staff appointments: Todd Payten (assistant coach), Nathan Cayless (ISP coach)
Training camps: Yes, location TBC
Trail games: TBC
Injury updates: Tuivasa-Sheck (knee) will return to training on light duties. Issac Luke (shoulder) will miss the opening month of season 2019.
Talking point: The news Shaun Johnson has been told to look for a new club has tongues wagging and the speculation will continue well into the pre-season.

Tigers

Return to training: November 15
Ins: Ryan Matterson (Roosters), Paul Momirovski (Roosters)
Outs: Sauaso Sue (Bulldogs) Tim Grant (Panthers), Tuimoala Lolohea (Leeds Rhinos), Kevin Naiqama (St Helens RLFC)
New staff: Michael Maguire (coach)
Training camps: None
Trial games: TBC
Injuries: Josh Reynolds has overcome his shoulder complaint and will be back in full-training in November. Robbie Rochow (hand) is still on a rehab program following surgery.
Talking point: The bus has a new driver with premiership credentials, can Maguire steer his new side back into finals contention?
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2018.10.10 21:36 Puffin_Fitness Alpha-bank's many connections to Trump Russia

Please let me know if you have any more connections to add to the list.
Alfa-Bank is a major part of the Trump-Russia connection.
Richard Burt
Ron Lauder
Betsy DeVos
Brian Benczkowski
Carter Page
Trevor McFadden
Robert Mercer
Rudy Giuliani
Wilbur Ross
  1. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jun/15/lobbyist-russian-interests-jeff-sessions-testimony
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Burt
  3. https://www.politico.com/story/2016/10/donald-trump-campaign-lobbyist-russian-pipeline-229264
  4. https://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/28/us/politics/transcript-trump-foreign-policy.html
  5. https://thesternfacts.com/the-trump-russia-dossier-includes-rudy-giulianis-clients-alfa-bank-rosneft-and-qatar-1353876e789e
  6. https://www.thedailybeast.com/donald-trumps-billionaire-backed-super-pac-also-paying-rudy-giulianis-law-firms
  7. https://www.cnn.com/2017/03/09/politics/fbi-investigation-continues-into-odd-computer-link-between-russian-bank-and-trump-organization/index.html
  8. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_Khan
  9. https://web.archive.org/web/20060927104324/https://alfabank.com/media/news/2006/06/20/
  10. https://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/20/federal-reserve-chair-warsh-kevin-242901
  11. http://en.kremlin.ru/events/president/news/51751
  12. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/26/us/politics/brian-benczkowski-justice-department-nominee-russia-bank.html
  13. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_Benczkowski
  14. https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2016/09/the-mystery-of-trumps-man-in-moscow-214283
  15. https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/29/haley-barbour-iran-nuclear-program-bgr_n_1375102.html
  16. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2016/10/06/trump-transition-team-and-gop-lobbyists-are-inching-toward-mutual-acceptance/?utm_term=.baee5462f416
  17. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-stocks/wall-st-rises-sharply-as-rate-hike-fears-ease-idUSKCN1G61KL
  18. http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/trump-appointed-judge-donated-campaign-refuses-recuse-dossiestory?id=53273577
  19. http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/trump-wanted-to-nominate-rudy-giuliani-to-the-supreme-court-book/article/2645085
  20. http://reverbpress.com/politics/breaking-exclusive-top-trump-financier-linked-to-russian-big-data-putin/
  21. http://www.bluedotdaily.com/yes-trumps-russian-scandal-is-real-and-it-all-traces-back-to-one-guy-tg
  22. https://www.wsj.com/articles/data-firms-wikileaks-outreach-came-as-it-joined-trump-campaign-1510339346
  23. https://medium.com/@wsiegelman/alfa-males-russia-ties-deepen-bff848d3dc0d
  24. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/ma23/wilbur-ross-russian-deal-bank-of-cyprus-donald-trump-commerce-secretary
  25. https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2017/08/trumps-moscow-partner-was-apparently-financed-by-a-russian-bank-under-us-sanctions/
  26. https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/leaked-documents-show-commerce-secretary-concealed-ties-putin-cronies-n817711
  27. http://presscenter.com/alfa-bank-in-association-with-amway-one-of-the-worlds-largest-companies-presents-a-new-partnership-program-for-amway-independent-business-owners-russia/
  28. https://cftni.org/about/board-of-directors/
  29. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-russia-butina-exclusive/exclusive-accused-russian-agent-butina-met-with-u-s-treasury-fed-officials-idUSKBN1KC0DC
  30. https://maglobal.com/team/richard-burt/
  31. https://www.thenation.com/article/mccains-kremlin-ties/
  32. https://www.thejc.com/news/uk-news/russian-philanthropists-bound-for-london-1.61095
  33. http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/241425
  34. https://www.haaretz.com/1.4746237
  35. http://www.cerprize.org/patrons/
  36. https://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/29/arts/design/review-russian-modernism-at-neue-galerie-figurative-focus-with-amorphous-results.html
  37. https://www.newsweek.com/2017/12/29/donald-trump-russia-secret-deutsche-bank-753780.html
  38. https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/exclusive-special-counsel-probing-donations-foreign-connections-trump/story?id=55054482
  39. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SCL_Group
  40. https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/ma21/tory-donors-among-investors-in-cambridge-analytica-parent-firm-scl-group
  41. https://www.varsity.co.uk/news/12328
  42. https://www.cam.ac.uk/external-affiliations/blavatnik-family-foundation
  43. https://www.meforum.org/articles/2015/introduction-to-nothing-abides
  44. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-08-13/kushner-foreign-policy-role-grew-after-kissinger-lunch-correct
  45. https://newrepublic.com/article/150646/young-trump-went-russia
  46. https://www.zoominfo.com/p/Richard-Burt/1686892464
  47. https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/jasonleopold/maria-butina-paul-erickson-suspicious-bank-money-russia
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2018.07.11 15:46 SingleFatFootballFan Offseason Review Series: Day 6, New York Giants

New York Giants

2017 record: 3-13 (last in the division)

Introduction

Entering the 2017 season, expectations were high. The Giants were coming off an 11-5 season and were returning nearly all of their starters from a dominant defense. The defense was forced to drag an anemic offense all the way to the playoffs, where they eventually fell short in Green Bay. On paper, the 2017 offense was better. Evan Engram and Rhett Ellison replaced Will Tye and Larry Donnell. Brandon Marshall took over Victor Cruz's place on the opposite side of Odell Beckham Jr. Looking back, the 2016 team was more lucky than good, barely escaping victories against the Saints, Ravens, Rams, Bengals, Bears and Browns should have been more alarming than it was in hindsight. I was to busy reveling in their first playoff appearance and dreaming of another deep playoff run with Eli to truly recognize how average the 2016 team was. In 2017, they got exposed. Ben McAssholeAdoo doesn't get a pardon for injuries; this team was doomed for the start because of his lack of leadership and accountability. That stuff matters, just because you look like Pat Riley doesn't mean you start to behave like him too. So far, Shurmur has been a breath of fresh air. He comes off genuine when he speaks to the media. He has already earned the respect of the superstars such as Landon Collins and Odell Beckham and reports out of minicamp state he plans to move his weapons all around the formation. Let's never talk about the 2017 season again after this.

2017 team statistics

Offensive rank
Type 2017 2016
Points 31 26
Yards 21 25
DVOA 23 22
 
 
Defensive ranks
Type 2017 2016
Points 27 2
Yards 31 10
DVOA 24 2
 

Draft

Rnd Player Pick Position College/Univ
1 Saquon Barkley 2 Running back Penn State
2 Will Hernandez 34 Offensive guard Texas-El Paso
3 Lorenzo Carter 66 Defensive end / outside linebacker Georgia
4 B.J. Hill 69 Defensive tackle North Carolina State
4 Kyle Lauletta 108 Quarterback Richmond
5 R.J. McIntosh 139 Defensive tackle Miami (FL)
 
 
Player Position AV Player Position AV
Cam Newton Quarterback 15.57 LaDainian Tomlinson RB 14.27
Matt Ryan Quarterback 15.00 Ezekiel Elliott RB 12.50
Andrew Luck Quarterback 12.80 Jamal Lewis RB 9.22
Philip Rivers Quarterback 12.64 Leonard Fournette RB 8.00
Carson Wentz Quarterback 12.00 Reggie Bush RB 6.55
Jameis Winston Quarterback 11.67 Trent Richardson RB 6.00
Marcus Mariota Quarterback 11.33 Cedric Benson RB 4.88
Matthew Stafford Quarterback 11.11 Ronnie Brown RB 4.80
Eli Manning Quarterback 10.71 Darren McFadden RB 4.50
Blake Bortles Quarterback 10.50 Cadillac Williams RB 4.14
Average Quarterback 12.33 Average RB 7.28
 
 
Quarterbacks listed in bold.
Player Position AV
Tom Brady Quarterback 255
Peyton Manning Quarterback 242
Drew Brees Quarterback 239
Julius Peppers Defensive end 179
Philip Rivers Quarterback 177
Ray Lewis Linebacker 172
Ben Roethlisberger Quarterback 171
Aaron Rodgers Quarterback 157
LaDainian Tomlinson Running back 157
Reggie Wayne Wide receiver 155
Jeff Saturday Center 152
Eli Manning Quarterback 150
Matt Ryan Quarterback 150
Brian Urlacher Linebacker 150
Champ Bailey Cornerback 143
Jahri Evans Offensive guard 142
Carson Palmer Quarterback 142
Terrell Suggs Linebacker 140
Steve Smith Wide receiver 139
Ronde Barber Cornerback 137
 

Free agency

Lost
 
Player Position Result
Bobby Hart Offensive tackle Released, signed by Cincinnati
D.J. Fluker Offensive guard Expired contract, signed by Seattle
Justin Pugh Offensive linemen Expired contract, signed by Arizona
Tavarres King Wide receiver Expired contract, signed by Minnesota
Shane Vereen Running back Expired contract, still a UFA
Orleans Darkwa Running back Expired contract, still a UFA
Brandon Marshall Wide receiver Release, signed by Seattle
Weston Richburg Center Expired contract, signed by San Francisco
Jason Pierre-Paul Defensive end Traded to Tampa Bay
Ross Cockrell Cornerback Expired contract, signed by Carolina
Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie Cornerback Released, still a UFA
Devon Kennard Linebacker Expired contract, signed by Detroit
Jonathan Casillas Linebacker Expired contract, still a UFA
Kelvin Sheppard Linebacker Expired contract, still a UFA
Keenan Robinson Linebacker Expired contract, still a UFA
Brad Wing Punter Released, still a UFA
 

New FA Acquisitions

(players in bold I expect to make the 53 man roster)
Player Position
Nate Solder Offensive tackle
Alec Olgletree Linebacker
Jonathan Stewart Running back
Teddy Williams Cornerback
Kareem Martin Linebacker
Patrick Omameh Offensive guard
Curtis Riley Cornerback
Michael Thomas Safety
William Gay Defensive back
Riley Dixon Punter
Cody Latimer Wide Receiver
A.J. Francis Defensive tackle
Russell Shepard Wide receiver
Josh Mauro Defensive end
Cody Latimer Wide receiver
Kyle Carter Tight end
B.W. Webb Cornerback
Chris Lewis-Harris Cornerback
Orion Stewart Safety
Marshall Koehn Kicker
 
 
Player Attempts TD TD%
Leonard Fournette 9 6 67%
Mike Gillislee 8 5 63%
Mark Ingram 13 8 62%
Todd Gurley 18 9 50%
Ezekiel Elliott 8 4 50%
Marshawn Lynch 8 4 50%
Jamaal Williams 8 4 50%
Latavius Murray 13 6 46%
Devonta Freeman 14 6 43%
Peyton Barber 8 3 38%
Melvin Gordon 14 5 36%
Bilal Powell 9 3 33%
Carlos Hyde 16 5 31%
Jonathan Stewart 12 3 25%
LeSean McCoy 11 2 18%
C.J. Anderson 8 1 13%
Chris Ivory 8 1 13%
LeGarrette Blount 10 1 10%
 
 
Player Attempts 1st downs 1st down%
Robert Turbin 8 8 100%
Duke Johnson 9 8 89%
Devontae Booker 8 7 88%
Frank Gore 15 13 87%
Ezekiel Elliott 16 13 81%
Javorius Allen 14 11 79%
Devonta Freeman 17 13 76%
Kareem Hunt 12 9 75%
Le'Veon Bell 11 8 73%
Jonathan Stewart 14 10 71%
 

Projected starting lineup

Offense
 
Position Starters
Quarterback Eli Manning
Running back Saquon Barkley
Wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., Sterling Shepard, Cody Latimer
Tight end Evan Engram, Rhett Ellison
Left tackle Nate Solder
Left guard Will Hernandez
Center John Halapio
Right guard Patrick Omameh
Right tackle Ereck Flowers
 
Defense
 
Position Starters
Defensive end Dalvin Tomlinson, B.J. Hill
Defensive tackle Damon Harrison
Linebacker Olivier Vernon, B.J. Goodson, Alec Ogletree, Kareem Martin
Cornerback Janoris Jenkins, Eli Apple,
Safety Landon Collins, Andrew Adams, Darian Thompson
 

Offensive roster discussion

Locks
Position Players
Quarterback Kyle Lauletta, Eli Manning, Davis Webb,
Running back Saquon Barkley, Wayne Gallman, Jonathan Stewart
Wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr, Cody Latimer, Sterling Shepard
Tight end Rhett Ellison, Evan Engram
Offensive linemen Ereck Flowers, John Halapio, Will Hernandez, Brett Jones, Patrick Omameh, Nate Solder
 
The battles (players in bold are players I expect to make the 53)
 
Wide receiver: Amba Etta-Tawo vs. Roger Lewis Jr. vs. Kalif Raymond vs. Travis Rudolph vs. Hunter Sharp vs. Russell Shepard
 
Tight end/Fullback: Jerell Adams vs. Kyle Carter vs Garrett Dickerson vs. Ryan O'Malley vs. Shane Smith
 
Offensive linemen: Evan Brown vs. Nick Gates vs. John Greco vs. John Jerry vs. Chad Wheeler .

Defensive roster discussion

Locks
 
Position Players
Defensive linemen Damon Harrison, B.J. Hill, Dalvin Tomlinson,
Linebacker Lorenzo Carter, B.J. Goodson, Kareem Martin, Alec Ogletree, Olivier Vernon
Cornerback Eli Apple, Janoris Jenkins
Safety Andrew Adams, Landon Collins, Michael Thomas, Darian Thompson
Specialist Zak DeOssie, Riley Dixon
 
Battles (players in bold are players I expect to make the 53)
 
Defensive line: Josh Banks vs. A.J. Francis vs. Josh Mauro vs. RJ McIntosh vs. Robert Thomas vs. Jordan Williams vs. Kerry Wynn
 
Linebacker: Ray Ray Armstrong vs. Mark Herzlich vs. Avery Moss vs. Calvin Munson vs. Romeo Okwara (I think Okwara gets cut once Mauro returns from his suspension).
 
Cornerback: Donte Deayon vs. William Gay vs. Grant Haley vs. Chris Lewis-Harris vs. Teddy Williams vs. B.W. Webb
 
Safety: Sean Chandler vs. Curtis Riley vs. Orion Stewart
 
Specialist: Marshall Koehn vs. Aldrick Rosas

2018 outlook

The Giants must go through a gauntlet to open up their season. If they can manage to go 3-4 in their first seven games, it's conceivable they go on a run in the second half and enter the playoffs as a frisky Wild Card team. Their last nine games are vs. Washington, @ San Francisco, vs. Tampa Bay, @ Philadelphia, vs. Chicago, @ Washington, vs. Tennessee, @ Indianapolis and vs. Dallas. The optimist in me can be talked into a 7-2 run. Whenever I have low expectations, this team surprises me. The defense should bounce back to become a league average unit. If the Giants do make the playoffs, it will have to be on the shoulders of Eli Manning and his arsenal of weapons.
Think of the this season as the third movie in the original Star Wars trilogy. 2016 was A New Hope, 2017 was Return of the Empire, which makes 2018 The Return of Eil, no? Stuck in a stale scheme with an unimaginative head coach, what pained me the most was having to watch Eli go out like this. For all Eli has given Giants fans, he deserved better. And while I'm not a religious man, I'd like to believe that if Sports Gods do exist, they'd find it in their hearts to reward guys like Eli and give them one more shot at the title. The benefit of having a championship caliber quarterback is to get to wake up every football Sunday knowing you have the guy that doesn't feel overwhelmed with the responsibility of bringing home the Lombardi trophy. I still believe he can slay the dragon one more time before he hangs up #10 forever.
 
Thanks for reading. Go Giants!
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2018.06.18 02:51 Scientist34again BKAS Recommendations for Primaries in New York (June 26)

New York primary
Note that New York has closed primaries, which means that can only vote in a primary if you are registered in that party. Also, New York (unlike any other state that I know about) has separate primaries for Federal races (US House and US Senate) and state and local races (Governor, State House, State Senate, local races, etc). The Federal race primary is on June 26 and is covered in this post. The state-level primary will be on September 13.
Below are candidates from our BKAS series that have progressive values. In general, the list contains candidates who have Bernie-like positions – Medicare-for-All, increased minimum wage, getting money out of politics, free college tuition, etc. However, not every candidate may support every position Bernie has. If you don’t know the candidate, check out their linked webpage. If you are not comfortable voting for any of these candidates, you can find others running in these races listed on the Green Papers or Ballotpedia for US Senate or Ballotpedia for US House. Also, here is the link to the BKAS posts on New York – New York, but note that it was written all the way back in October of 2017 and candidates have changed for some races. Check the Green Papers or Ballotpedia links above for the most up-to-date list of candidates in your district.
Finally, I may have missed some candidates, so if anyone else knows of a good progressive I’ve left off this list, let me know.
US Senator:
The incumbent is Kirsten Gillibrand. She supports Bernie’s Medicare-for-All bill in the Senate. She also has some other progressive stances, but in the past, she was a member of the neoliberal New Democratic Coalition. She is unopposed in the Democratic primary.
US Representatives:
Some of these races have a lot of progressive candidates. For those races, I’m recommending a candidate. Feel free to ignore my recommendation and vote for who you want. I’m just trying to not split up the progressive vote too much, so we hopefully won’t lose the primary.
NY-01: Lots of good candidates in this district: David Pechefsky or Perry Gershon or Vivian Viloria-Fisher. It seems like Elaine DiMasi might also support single-payer healthcare, but her website is a little vague on that. The Working Families Party also has a candidate Patricia Latzman (no website yet), but she is unopposed. If you plan to vote for the WFP candidate in the Fall, you might consider voting for one of the progressive Democrats in the Dem primary (assuming of course that you are a registered Democrat), so that one can win against the other candidates in this race).
I recommend David Pechefsky
NY-02: Liuba Grechen Shirley
NY-03: No recommendation
NY-04: No recommendation
NY-05: The incumbent Gregory Meeks cosponsored HR 676 (Medicare-for-All), but is otherwise quite conservative and has an association with the Awan brothers. If you don’t like Meeks, an option is Mizan Choudhoury, though he doesn’t mention Medicare-for-All, free college tuition or raising the minimum wage on his website.
NY-06: The incumbent Grace Meng supports HR 676 (Medicare-for-All) and is fairly progressive; another option is Tom Hillgardner (Green Party Candidate)
NY-07: Nydia Velazquez
NY-08: The incumbent Hakeem Jeffries is fairly progressive and supports Medicare-for-All
NY-09: The incumbent Yvette Clark is pretty progressive and an original co-sponsor of Medicare-for-All, though she has an association with the Awan brothers; A better option is Adem Bunkeddeko
NY-10: Jerry Nadler
NY-11: Lots of good candidate who all support Medicare-for-All: Michael Devito Jr. or Michael DeCillis or Omar Vaid or Zach Emig or Paul Sperling or Henry Bardel (Green Party Candidate)
I recommend Omar Vaid
NY-12: The incumbent Carolyn Maloney has cosponsored HR676 (Medicare-for-All) and is moderately progressive; A more progressive choice is Suraj Patel or Green Party candidate Scott Hutchins
NY-13: Adriano Espaillat
NY-14: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (Justice Democrat and BrandNew Congress Candidate)
NY-15: Jose Serrano
NY-16: The incumbent Ellliot Engel has cosponsored HR 676 (Medicare-for-All), though he’s overall fairly conservative. Jonathan Lewis is a much better progressive who supports Medicare-for-All and other strong stances. Joyce Briscoe has a really nice platform, but doesn’t mention Medicare-for-All unfortunately.
NY-17: The incumbent Nita Lowey is cosponsoring the Medicare-for-All bill in Congress. She is not that progressive, but she does not have any progressive challengers.
NY-18: The incumbent Sean Maloney is very conservative and has not cosponsored Medicare-for-All. He does not have a Democratic primary challenger, but Scott Smith will be challenging him as an independent in the Fall election. Smith doesn’t seem to have a website yet (so I don’t know his policy positions), but here is an article about his candidacy.
NY-19: Dave Clegg or Brian Flynn. Antonio Delgado is also a decent candidate, though his commitment to Medicare-for-All does not seem as strong as Clegg or Flynn. Note that I am NOT recommending the Justice Democrat Candidate in this race (Jeff Beals) because of this article detailing his links to the CIA and the Clinton wing of the Democratic party. There is also a Green Party candidate Steve Greenfield and a Working Families Party Candidate Bob Cohen (no website yet). Two independents Luisa Parker and Diane Neal also seem to support a Medicare-for-All type system, though their websites are not as clear as they could be.
Lots of candidates here, who will likely split the progressive vote!! I recommend Dave Clegg.
NY-20: The incumbent Paul Tonko is pretty progressive and supports HR 676 (Medicare-for-All)
NY-21: Patrick Nelson (Justice Democrat Candidate) or Dylan Ratigan or David Mastrianni – Mastrianni’s main issue is Medicare-for-All, but I’m not sure where he stands on other issues; Nelson and Ratigan both support many progressive positions including Medicare-for-All. Tedra Cobb says “Provide comprehensive health insurance for all United States residents, such as what is detailed in the United States National Health Care Act (H.R. 676)”, though it is a bit hard to determine how committed she is to Medicare-for-All. There is also a Green Party candidate Lynn Kahn.
I recommend Patrick Nelson
NY-22: No recommendation
NY-23: There are lots of good choices here: Ian Golden or Eddie Sundquist or Linda Andrei or John G Hertzler (independent candidate)
I recommend Eddie Sundquist
NY-24: Dana Balter or Bill Bass (Independent candidate)
NY-25: Rachel Barnhart or Robin Wilt. Adam McFadden also says he supports universal healthcare, but he seems a little less strong in his wording of support than either Barnhart or Wilt.
I recommend Robin Wilt
NY-26: The incumbent Brian Higgins is cosponsoring the Medicare-for-All bill (HR 676), though he is not as progressive as I’d like. He has no challengers.
NY-27: Nathan McMurray
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2018.06.18 02:51 Scientist34again BKAS Recommendations for Primaries in New York (June 26)

New York primary
Note that New York has closed primaries, which means that can only vote in a primary if you are registered in that party. Also, New York (unlike any other state that I know about) has separate primaries for Federal races (US House and US Senate) and state and local races (Governor, State House, State Senate, local races, etc). The Federal race primary is on June 26 and is covered in this post. The state-level primary will be on September 13.
Below are candidates from our BKAS series that have progressive values. In general, the list contains candidates who have Bernie-like positions – Medicare-for-All, increased minimum wage, getting money out of politics, free college tuition, etc. However, not every candidate may support every position Bernie has. If you don’t know the candidate, check out their linked webpage. If you are not comfortable voting for any of these candidates, you can find others running in these races listed on the Green Papers or Ballotpedia for US Senate or Ballotpedia for US House. Also, here is the link to the BKAS posts on New York – New York, but note that it was written all the way back in October of 2017 and candidates have changed for some races. Check the Green Papers or Ballotpedia links above for the most up-to-date list of candidates in your district.
Finally, I may have missed some candidates, so if anyone else knows of a good progressive I’ve left off this list, let me know.
US Senator:
The incumbent is Kirsten Gillibrand. She supports Bernie’s Medicare-for-All bill in the Senate. She also has some other progressive stances, but in the past, she was a member of the neoliberal New Democratic Coalition. She is unopposed in the Democratic primary.
US Representatives:
Some of these races have a lot of progressive candidates. For those races, I’m recommending a candidate. Feel free to ignore my recommendation and vote for who you want. I’m just trying to not split up the progressive vote too much, so we hopefully won’t lose the primary.
NY-01: Lots of good candidates in this district: David Pechefsky or Perry Gershon or Vivian Viloria-Fisher. It seems like Elaine DiMasi might also support single-payer healthcare, but her website is a little vague on that. The Working Families Party also has a candidate Patricia Latzman (no website yet), but she is unopposed. If you plan to vote for the WFP candidate in the Fall, you might consider voting for one of the progressive Democrats in the Dem primary (assuming of course that you are a registered Democrat), so that one can win against the other candidates in this race).
I recommend David Pechefsky
NY-02: Liuba Grechen Shirley
NY-03: No recommendation
NY-04: No recommendation
NY-05: The incumbent Gregory Meeks cosponsored HR 676 (Medicare-for-All), but is otherwise quite conservative and has an association with the Awan brothers. If you don’t like Meeks, an option is Mizan Choudhoury, though he doesn’t mention Medicare-for-All, free college tuition or raising the minimum wage on his website.
NY-06: The incumbent Grace Meng supports HR 676 (Medicare-for-All) and is fairly progressive; another option is Tom Hillgardner (Green Party Candidate)
NY-07: Nydia Velazquez
NY-08: The incumbent Hakeem Jeffries is fairly progressive and supports Medicare-for-All
NY-09: The incumbent Yvette Clark is pretty progressive and an original co-sponsor of Medicare-for-All, though she has an association with the Awan brothers; A better option is Adem Bunkeddeko
NY-10: Jerry Nadler
NY-11: Lots of good candidate who all support Medicare-for-All: Michael Devito Jr. or Michael DeCillis or Omar Vaid or Zach Emig or Paul Sperling or Henry Bardel (Green Party Candidate)
I recommend Omar Vaid
NY-12: The incumbent Carolyn Maloney has cosponsored HR676 (Medicare-for-All) and is moderately progressive; A more progressive choice is Suraj Patel or Green Party candidate Scott Hutchins
NY-13: Adriano Espaillat
NY-14: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (Justice Democrat and BrandNew Congress Candidate)
NY-15: Jose Serrano
NY-16: The incumbent Ellliot Engel has cosponsored HR 676 (Medicare-for-All), though he’s overall fairly conservative. Jonathan Lewis is a much better progressive who supports Medicare-for-All and other strong stances. Joyce Briscoe has a really nice platform, but doesn’t mention Medicare-for-All unfortunately.
NY-17: The incumbent Nita Lowey is cosponsoring the Medicare-for-All bill in Congress. She is not that progressive, but she does not have any progressive challengers.
NY-18: The incumbent Sean Maloney is very conservative and has not cosponsored Medicare-for-All. He does not have a Democratic primary challenger, but Scott Smith will be challenging him as an independent in the Fall election. Smith doesn’t seem to have a website yet (so I don’t know his policy positions), but here is an article about his candidacy.
NY-19: Dave Clegg or Brian Flynn. Antonio Delgado is also a decent candidate, though his commitment to Medicare-for-All does not seem as strong as Clegg or Flynn. Note that I am NOT recommending the Justice Democrat Candidate in this race (Jeff Beals) because of this article detailing his links to the CIA and the Clinton wing of the Democratic party. There is also a Green Party candidate Steve Greenfield and a Working Families Party Candidate Bob Cohen (no website yet). Two independents Luisa Parker and Diane Neal also seem to support a Medicare-for-All type system, though their websites are not as clear as they could be.
Lots of candidates here, who will likely split the progressive vote!! I recommend Dave Clegg.
NY-20: The incumbent Paul Tonko is pretty progressive and supports HR 676 (Medicare-for-All)
NY-21: Patrick Nelson (Justice Democrat Candidate) or Dylan Ratigan or David Mastrianni – Mastrianni’s main issue is Medicare-for-All, but I’m not sure where he stands on other issues; Nelson and Ratigan both support many progressive positions including Medicare-for-All. Tedra Cobb says “Provide comprehensive health insurance for all United States residents, such as what is detailed in the United States National Health Care Act (H.R. 676)”, though it is a bit hard to determine how committed she is to Medicare-for-All. There is also a Green Party candidate Lynn Kahn.
I recommend Patrick Nelson
NY-22: No recommendation
NY-23: There are lots of good choices here: Ian Golden or Eddie Sundquist or Linda Andrei or John G Hertzler (independent candidate)
I recommend Eddie Sundquist
NY-24: Dana Balter or Bill Bass (Independent candidate)
NY-25: Rachel Barnhart or Robin Wilt. Adam McFadden also says he supports universal healthcare, but he seems a little less strong in his wording of support than either Barnhart or Wilt.
I recommend Robin Wilt
NY-26: The incumbent Brian Higgins is cosponsoring the Medicare-for-All bill (HR 676), though he is not as progressive as I’d like. He has no challengers.
NY-27: Nathan McMurray
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2018.06.18 02:51 Scientist34again BKAS Recommendations for Primaries in New York (June 26)

New York primary
Note that New York has closed primaries, which means that can only vote in a primary if you are registered in that party. Also, New York (unlike any other state that I know about) has separate primaries for Federal races (US House and US Senate) and state and local races (Governor, State House, State Senate, local races, etc). The Federal race primary is on June 26 and is covered in this post. The state-level primary will be on September 13.
Below are candidates from our BKAS series that have progressive values. In general, the list contains candidates who have Bernie-like positions – Medicare-for-All, increased minimum wage, getting money out of politics, free college tuition, etc. However, not every candidate may support every position Bernie has. If you don’t know the candidate, check out their linked webpage. If you are not comfortable voting for any of these candidates, you can find others running in these races listed on the Green Papers or Ballotpedia for US Senate or Ballotpedia for US House. Also, here is the link to the BKAS posts on New York – New York, but note that it was written all the way back in October of 2017 and candidates have changed for some races. Check the Green Papers or Ballotpedia links above for the most up-to-date list of candidates in your district.
Finally, I may have missed some candidates, so if anyone else knows of a good progressive I’ve left off this list, let me know.
US Senator:
The incumbent is Kirsten Gillibrand. She supports Bernie’s Medicare-for-All bill in the Senate. She also has some other progressive stances, but in the past, she was a member of the neoliberal New Democratic Coalition. She is unopposed in the Democratic primary.
US Representatives:
Some of these races have a lot of progressive candidates. For those races, I’m recommending a candidate. Feel free to ignore my recommendation and vote for who you want. I’m just trying to not split up the progressive vote too much, so we hopefully won’t lose the primary.
NY-01: Lots of good candidates in this district: David Pechefsky or Perry Gershon or Vivian Viloria-Fisher. It seems like Elaine DiMasi might also support single-payer healthcare, but her website is a little vague on that. The Working Families Party also has a candidate Patricia Latzman (no website yet), but she is unopposed. If you plan to vote for the WFP candidate in the Fall, you might consider voting for one of the progressive Democrats in the Dem primary (assuming of course that you are a registered Democrat), so that one can win against the other candidates in this race).
I recommend David Pechefsky
NY-02: Liuba Grechen Shirley
NY-03: No recommendation
NY-04: No recommendation
NY-05: The incumbent Gregory Meeks cosponsored HR 676 (Medicare-for-All), but is otherwise quite conservative and has an association with the Awan brothers. If you don’t like Meeks, an option is Mizan Choudhoury, though he doesn’t mention Medicare-for-All, free college tuition or raising the minimum wage on his website.
NY-06: The incumbent Grace Meng supports HR 676 (Medicare-for-All) and is fairly progressive; another option is Tom Hillgardner (Green Party Candidate)
NY-07: Nydia Velazquez
NY-08: The incumbent Hakeem Jeffries is fairly progressive and supports Medicare-for-All
NY-09: The incumbent Yvette Clark is pretty progressive and an original co-sponsor of Medicare-for-All, though she has an association with the Awan brothers; A better option is Adem Bunkeddeko
NY-10: Jerry Nadler
NY-11: Lots of good candidate who all support Medicare-for-All: Michael Devito Jr. or Michael DeCillis or Omar Vaid or Zach Emig or Paul Sperling or Henry Bardel (Green Party Candidate)
I recommend Omar Vaid
NY-12: The incumbent Carolyn Maloney has cosponsored HR676 (Medicare-for-All) and is moderately progressive; A more progressive choice is Suraj Patel or Green Party candidate Scott Hutchins
NY-13: Adriano Espaillat
NY-14: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (Justice Democrat and BrandNew Congress Candidate)
NY-15: Jose Serrano
NY-16: The incumbent Ellliot Engel has cosponsored HR 676 (Medicare-for-All), though he’s overall fairly conservative. Jonathan Lewis is a much better progressive who supports Medicare-for-All and other strong stances. Joyce Briscoe has a really nice platform, but doesn’t mention Medicare-for-All unfortunately.
NY-17: The incumbent Nita Lowey is cosponsoring the Medicare-for-All bill in Congress. She is not that progressive, but she does not have any progressive challengers.
NY-18: The incumbent Sean Maloney is very conservative and has not cosponsored Medicare-for-All. He does not have a Democratic primary challenger, but Scott Smith will be challenging him as an independent in the Fall election. Smith doesn’t seem to have a website yet (so I don’t know his policy positions), but here is an article about his candidacy.
NY-19: Dave Clegg or Brian Flynn. Antonio Delgado is also a decent candidate, though his commitment to Medicare-for-All does not seem as strong as Clegg or Flynn. Note that I am NOT recommending the Justice Democrat Candidate in this race (Jeff Beals) because of this article detailing his links to the CIA and the Clinton wing of the Democratic party. There is also a Green Party candidate Steve Greenfield and a Working Families Party Candidate Bob Cohen (no website yet). Two independents Luisa Parker and Diane Neal also seem to support a Medicare-for-All type system, though their websites are not as clear as they could be.
Lots of candidates here, who will likely split the progressive vote!! I recommend Dave Clegg.
NY-20: The incumbent Paul Tonko is pretty progressive and supports HR 676 (Medicare-for-All)
NY-21: Patrick Nelson (Justice Democrat Candidate) or Dylan Ratigan or David Mastrianni – Mastrianni’s main issue is Medicare-for-All, but I’m not sure where he stands on other issues; Nelson and Ratigan both support many progressive positions including Medicare-for-All. Tedra Cobb says “Provide comprehensive health insurance for all United States residents, such as what is detailed in the United States National Health Care Act (H.R. 676)”, though it is a bit hard to determine how committed she is to Medicare-for-All. There is also a Green Party candidate Lynn Kahn.
I recommend Patrick Nelson
NY-22: No recommendation
NY-23: There are lots of good choices here: Ian Golden or Eddie Sundquist or Linda Andrei or John G Hertzler (independent candidate)
I recommend Eddie Sundquist
NY-24: Dana Balter or Bill Bass (Independent candidate)
NY-25: Rachel Barnhart or Robin Wilt. Adam McFadden also says he supports universal healthcare, but he seems a little less strong in his wording of support than either Barnhart or Wilt.
I recommend Robin Wilt
NY-26: The incumbent Brian Higgins is cosponsoring the Medicare-for-All bill (HR 676), though he is not as progressive as I’d like. He has no challengers.
NY-27: Nathan McMurray
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2018.06.18 02:50 Scientist34again BkAS recommendations for the Federal Primary in New York (June 26)

New York primary
Note that New York has closed primaries, which means that can only vote in a primary if you are registered in that party. Also, New York (unlike any other state that I know about) has separate primaries for Federal races (US House and US Senate) and state and local races (Governor, State House, State Senate, local races, etc). The Federal race primary is on June 26 and is covered in this post. The state-level primary will be on September 13.
Below are candidates from our BKAS series that have progressive values. In general, the list contains candidates who have Bernie-like positions – Medicare-for-All, increased minimum wage, getting money out of politics, free college tuition, etc. However, not every candidate may support every position Bernie has. If you don’t know the candidate, check out their linked webpage. If you are not comfortable voting for any of these candidates, you can find others running in these races listed on the Green Papers or Ballotpedia for US Senate or Ballotpedia for US House. Also, here is the link to the BKAS posts on New York – New York, but note that it was written all the way back in October of 2017 and candidates have changed for some races. Check the Green Papers or Ballotpedia links above for the most up-to-date list of candidates in your district.
Finally, I may have missed some candidates, so if anyone else knows of a good progressive I’ve left off this list, let me know.
US Senator:
The incumbent is Kirsten Gillibrand. She supports Bernie’s Medicare-for-All bill in the Senate. She also has some other progressive stances, but in the past, she was a member of the neoliberal New Democratic Coalition. She is unopposed in the Democratic primary.
US Representatives:
Some of these races have a lot of progressive candidates. For those races, I’m recommending a candidate. Feel free to ignore my recommendation and vote for who you want. I’m just trying to not split up the progressive vote too much, so we hopefully won’t lose the primary.
NY-01: Lots of good candidates in this district: David Pechefsky or Perry Gershon or Vivian Viloria-Fisher. It seems like Elaine DiMasi might also support single-payer healthcare, but her website is a little vague on that. The Working Families Party also has a candidate Patricia Latzman (no website yet), but she is unopposed. If you plan to vote for the WFP candidate in the Fall, you might consider voting for one of the progressive Democrats in the Dem primary (assuming of course that you are a registered Democrat), so that one can win against the other candidates in this race).
I recommend David Pechefsky
NY-02: Liuba Grechen Shirley
NY-03: No recommendation
NY-04: No recommendation
NY-05: The incumbent Gregory Meeks cosponsored HR 676 (Medicare-for-All), but is otherwise quite conservative and has an association with the Awan brothers. If you don’t like Meeks, an option is Mizan Choudhoury, though he doesn’t mention Medicare-for-All, free college tuition or raising the minimum wage on his website.
NY-06: The incumbent Grace Meng supports HR 676 (Medicare-for-All) and is fairly progressive; another option is Tom Hillgardner (Green Party Candidate)
NY-07: Nydia Velazquez
NY-08: The incumbent Hakeem Jeffries is fairly progressive and supports Medicare-for-All
NY-09: The incumbent Yvette Clark is pretty progressive and an original co-sponsor of Medicare-for-All, though she has an association with the Awan brothers; A better option is Adem Bunkeddeko
NY-10: Jerry Nadler
NY-11: Lots of good candidate who all support Medicare-for-All: Michael Devito Jr. or Michael DeCillis or Omar Vaid or Zach Emig or Paul Sperling or Henry Bardel (Green Party Candidate)
I recommend Omar Vaid
NY-12: The incumbent Carolyn Maloney has cosponsored HR676 (Medicare-for-All) and is moderately progressive; A more progressive choice is Suraj Patel or Green Party candidate Scott Hutchins
NY-13: Adriano Espaillat
NY-14: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (Justice Democrat and BrandNew Congress Candidate)
NY-15: Jose Serrano
NY-16: The incumbent Ellliot Engel has cosponsored HR 676 (Medicare-for-All), though he’s overall fairly conservative. Jonathan Lewis is a much better progressive who supports Medicare-for-All and other strong stances. Joyce Briscoe has a really nice platform, but doesn’t mention Medicare-for-All unfortunately.
NY-17: The incumbent Nita Lowey is cosponsoring the Medicare-for-All bill in Congress. She is not that progressive, but she does not have any progressive challengers.
NY-18: The incumbent Sean Maloney is very conservative and has not cosponsored Medicare-for-All. He does not have a Democratic primary challenger, but Scott Smith will be challenging him as an independent in the Fall election. Smith doesn’t seem to have a website yet (so I don’t know his policy positions), but here is an article about his candidacy.
NY-19: Dave Clegg or Brian Flynn. Antonio Delgado is also a decent candidate, though his commitment to Medicare-for-All does not seem as strong as Clegg or Flynn. Note that I am NOT recommending the Justice Democrat Candidate in this race (Jeff Beals) because of this article detailing his links to the CIA and the Clinton wing of the Democratic party. There is also a Green Party candidate Steve Greenfield and a Working Families Party Candidate Bob Cohen (no website yet). Two independents Luisa Parker and Diane Neal also seem to support a Medicare-for-All type system, though their websites are not as clear as they could be.
Lots of candidates here, who will likely split the progressive vote!! I recommend Dave Clegg.
NY-20: The incumbent Paul Tonko is pretty progressive and supports HR 676 (Medicare-for-All)
NY-21: Patrick Nelson (Justice Democrat Candidate) or Dylan Ratigan or David Mastrianni – Mastrianni’s main issue is Medicare-for-All, but I’m not sure where he stands on other issues; Nelson and Ratigan both support many progressive positions including Medicare-for-All. Tedra Cobb says “Provide comprehensive health insurance for all United States residents, such as what is detailed in the United States National Health Care Act (H.R. 676)”, though it is a bit hard to determine how committed she is to Medicare-for-All. There is also a Green Party candidate Lynn Kahn.
I recommend Patrick Nelson
NY-22: No recommendation
NY-23: There are lots of good choices here: Ian Golden or Eddie Sundquist or Linda Andrei or John G Hertzler (independent candidate)
I recommend Eddie Sundquist
NY-24: Dana Balter or Bill Bass (Independent candidate)
NY-25: Rachel Barnhart or Robin Wilt. Adam McFadden also says he supports universal healthcare, but he seems a little less strong in his wording of support than either Barnhart or Wilt.
I recommend Robin Wilt
NY-26: The incumbent Brian Higgins is cosponsoring the Medicare-for-All bill (HR 676), though he is not as progressive as I’d like. He has no challengers.
NY-27: Nathan McMurray
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2018.01.09 15:10 TheHeintzel TheHeintzel's Final Pre-combine big board: top 75

I've watched tape, have listened to constructive criticism on my first 2 big boards, gone back and watched more tape, and now I'm gonna take a break until the combine. So I give you my most comprehensive big board to date, now with tiers!
TIER 1: GUYS YOU BUILD A TEAM AROUND 1) Saquon Barkley, RB 2) Bradley Chubb, Edge 3) Minkah Fitzpatrick, DB 4) Josh Rosen, QB 5) Quenton Nelson, OG 6) Roquon Smith, LB 7) Sam Darnold, QB
TIER 2: IMMEDIATE DIFFERENCE MAKERS 8) Derwin James, S 9) Calvin Ridley, WR 10) Denzel Ward, CB 11) Josh Jackson, CB 12) Christian Wilkins, DT 13) Celin Ferell, Edge 14) Vita Vea, DT
TIER 3: IMMEDIATE STARTERS WITH NO CEILING IN SIGHT 15) Connor Williams, OT 16) Daron Payne, DT 17) Mike McGlinchey, OT 18) Billy Price, iOL 19) Isaiah Oliver, CB 20) Will Hernandez, iOL 21) Derrius Guice, RB 22) Lamar Jackson, QB 23) James Washington, WR 24) Isaiah Wynn, OL 25) Arden Key, Edge 26) Courtland Sutton, WR
TIER 4: IMMEDIATE STARTERS 27) Josh Allen, LB (he didn't declare, oopsy) 28) Harold Landry, Edge 29) Brian O'Neill, OT 30) Bryce Love, RB 31) Dorance Armstrong, Edge 32) Carlton Davis, CB 33) Orlando Brown, OT 34) Sam Hubbard, Edge 35) Braden Smith, iOL 36) Ronnie Harrison, S 37) Baker Mayfield, QB 38) Royce Freeman, RB 39) Marcus Davenport, Edge 40) Ronald Jones 2, RB
TIER 5: IMMEDIATE STARTER ON MOST TEAMS, ROTATIONAL PLAYER ON ANY TEAM 41) Tarvarius McFadden, CB 42) Dremont Jones, DT 43) Mason Rudolph, QB 44) Rashaan Evans, LB 45) Kerryon Johnson, RB 46) Mark Andrews, TE 47) Ken Webster, CB 48) Trumaine Edmunds, LB 49) Frank Ragnow, iOL 50) Christian Kirk, WR 51) Dallas Goedert, TE 52) Derick Nnadi, DT 53) Jaire Alexander, CB 54) Josh Allen, QB 55) Maurice Hurst, DT 56) Mitch Hyatt, OT 57) Martinas rnakings, OT 58) Anthony Miller, WR 59) Nick Chubb, RB 60) Austin Bryant, Edge 61) Chukwuma Okorafor, OT 62) Mason Cole, iOL
TIER 6: ROTATIONAL PLAYERS, YEAR-2 STARTER 63) Damien Harris, RB 64) Leighton Vander Esch, LB 65) Arden Tate, WR 66) DJ Moore, WR 67) Michael Gallup, WR 68) Rasheem Green, DT 69) Quin Blanding, S 70) Ogbannie Okoronkwo, Edge 71) Holton Hill, CB 72) Sony Michael, RB 73) Jordan Whitehead, S 74) Hayden Hurst, TE 75) Equanimeous St.Brown, WR
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2017.11.29 01:15 DownEastDetective How a single database of missing person cases could keep searches alive~ Interesting Read~Wish More Could Be Done!

By Christopher Burns, BDN Staff • October 31, 2015 7:13 am Twenty-seven years ago, Virginia Douglas and her husband, Frank Douglas, pulled into the Reny’s parking lot in Belfast so she could use the store’s restroom. Virginia Douglas reportedly walked into the store and was never seen again. The couple had come to Maine on a spur-of-the-moment trip from their home in Lexington, Massachusetts. No one the local police interviewed at the store recalled seeing her. They even doubted she had ever set foot in Belfast, according to news reports at the time. Police suspected Douglas may have been the victim of foul play, but they could never confirm those suspicions. Belfast police Chief Michael J. McFadden was living in the city when she disappeared, though he wasn’t working for the police department at the time. He said he can’t recall any other Belfast cases, either before or after Douglas’ appearance, in which someone vanished. “People just don’t go missing in Belfast,” he said. Douglas went missing all those years ago, but her name isn’t found on any official database for missing persons in Maine. And she isn’t the only person to be absent from them, either. The databases that are available often contain inconsistent information about who is missing in Maine. Without accurate information about these people, there’s a greater risk they may be forgotten and their cases stay unsolved. ‘Sometimes you don’t find someone’ For Lt. Brian McDonough of the Maine State Police’s Major Crimes Unit, time is the critical factor in any missing person case because witnesses’ memory, evidence and crime scenes deteriorate as the clock ticks away. The state police are particularly concerned about this, as their work on missing persons focuses on those who may have fallen victim to foul play. The majority of cases are resolved quickly, according to Bangor police Sgt. Dave Bushey. Bushey, who leads the department’s Criminal Investigation Division, said missing persons are a high priority for investigators. He reviews each case when it comes in and assigns one of his detectives right away. As a result, they “clear them on a regular basis.” Those cases don’t always end happily. Cecil Worster of Bangor went missing from his home near the Hampden town line on Nov. 21, 2013, and police searches were unsuccessful. Five months later, he was recovered from the Penobscot River in Stockton Springs. How AI and Human Expertise Can Change the Way We Work…For the Better By IBM IBM Content But then, “sometimes you don’t find someone,” McDonough said. The numbers What’s difficult is getting a handle on how many of these cases have gone cold in Maine. The Maine State Police list 16 names of missing persons on its website, with another two people who are believed to be missing listed as unsolved homicides. Not included are any missing person cases from local and county police departments. The National Missing and Unidentified Persons System, or NamUs, has 27 names on its list of missing persons in Maine. Unofficial lists on the Doe Network and The Charley Project websites, which are maintained by volunteers, have 18 and 25 names, respectively. But the actual number could be higher because of inconsistent reporting over the years. Each list goes back only as far as 1971, and some names will appear on one list but not another. Douglas, who went missing back in 1988, isn’t listed with the state police or NamUs. But her name appears on the Doe Network’s and The Charley Project’s databases. According to Bushey, four people went missing in Bangor from 1991 to 2010 who still have not been found. Their names — Roderick Hotham, Sharon Beaudoin, Richard Morse and William Hilderbrand — don’t appear on any of the above lists. Aside from the state police, no Maine police department posts information about unsolved missing person cases. Bushey said he wasn’t sure why the Bangor Police Department didn’t have that information on its website. “It’s not a bad idea,” he said. “We’re not opposed to it.” While Maine may not have a publicly accessible database in which local police departments can record unsolved missing person cases, NamUs can fill that role for law enforcement, according to J. Todd Matthews, director of case management and communications at NamUs, a unit of the U.S. Department of Justice. “We actually already [provide a central database] within NamUs. Multiple agencies can have access to specific cases, [which is useful when] missing persons are multijurisdictional or involve local, county and state investigative agencies,” Matthews said. “There also is no need for states to track cases independently in fragmented databases.” Yet, NamUs is underused, he said. Law enforcement aren’t required to enter case information into NamUs, which is why some missing persons, such as Douglas, don’t appear on it. Anyone — family or police — can submit a missing person case to NamUs, and each case is verified with the investigative agency before entering it into the database. Matthews noted Congress is considering a bill, Billy’s Law, that would merge information from the FBI’s National Crime Information Center with NamUs and make information about more missing person cases publicly accessible. It also would provide grants to state and local law enforcement to increase use of and promote reporting to NamUs. This is the fourth time Congress has considered this bill. When the public has access to information about missing person cases, they can provide useful tips and leads to police departments, Matthews said. But when that information is inaccessible, a case is less likely to attract attention once it is no longer in the headlines. Trail gone cold Even when the trail has long gone cold, police detectives never close the book on a missing person until that key piece of evidence is found. McDonough of the Maine State Police said each missing person case is assigned to a major crimes unit detective, with some detectives taking on three or more cases that can date back more than 40 years. They get acquainted with the case by talking with previous investigators and review evidence to see whether they can mount a new investigation, he said. The detectives also contact family members to let them know someone is working the case and collect any other information about the case that they can. Unlike more populous states, such as New Jersey, Maine has no state police unit dedicated exclusively to leading missing person investigations. So detectives assigned to these cases may not be able to devote much time as they investigate homicides and other crimes. These cases don’t fall into a “black hole,” McDonough said. But “eventually things go cold,” he said. “You can only go over the case so many times.” Bushey from the Bangor Police Department said his agency has been fortunate in that investigators have been able to locate most people who have gone missing in the Queen City. The cases that are still unresolved, much like the fresh ones that come across his desk, remain a priority.
“We take all [missing persons] seriously. They are assigned to a detective, and if anyone has information related to a case, they should contact us and we’ll put them in touch with that detective,” Bushey said. “We don’t forget about them.” forgot the link, here it is ;-) http://bangordailynews.com/2015/10/31/the-point/how-a-single-database-of-missing-person-cases-could-keep-searches-alive/


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2017.02.14 02:05 qetaz Delta Goodrem: Introducing an Australian Pop Legend

So this took me a looong time to type out. Hopefully you guys can also find some time to read/listen to some (and hopefully all) of the songs I’ve linked!
The current Trevor Project initiative (go donate!) means that I got to pick a flair, and I thought that I’d take the opportunity to educate everyone about Australian LEDGEND and one of my all-time favourite artists, Delta Goodrem. Before we dive into her discography/life story, some fun facts:
• She has NINE number one singles in Australia, the sixth most number one singles in Australian history (behind The Beatles, Elvis, Madonna, one true Kylie, and Rihanna)
• She achieved the first number one in 2002, and the latest in 2015. #careerlongevity
• She has an additional seven top-ten and five top-40 singles.
• She (co-)writes the overwhelming majority of her songs, and also plays the piano on most her tracks.
• She’s an ambassador for several charities, including the Starlight foundation and the Kinghorn Cancer Centre.
She’s a supporter of the LGBT community.
EARLY LIFE, EARLY MUSIC, AND THE SILVER SCREEN
Delta was born on the 9th of November, 1984. She grew up in the suburbs of Sydney with her Mum, Dad, and younger brother. Her career started early when she signed an artist development deal at the age of 14, then worked on a self-titled album throughout 1999 and 2000, which was never released. At 15, she signed with Sony and in November of 2001 she released her first single, I Don’t Care. This Angel Via cover only hit 64 on the Australian singles chart, and as a result Delta’s career temporarily changed direction.
In 2002, she was cast as Nina Tucker in the soap opera Neighbours. As well as earning her a Logie Award (think Australian Emmys) for Most Popular New Talent, this gave her a vehicle to showcase her singing and song-writing across Australia and the UK. Her not-debut-but-might-as-well-be single Born to Try premiered on the show, and ended up reaching number one in Australia and number three in the UK. Which brings us to…
INNOCENT EYES
Did someone say best seller? This is the fourth best-selling album of all time in Australia. It was the best-selling album of 2003, 2004, and the decade. It spent 29 consecutive weeks at number one, which means it has the record for the most consecutive weeks at number one and ties fifth for the most total weeks at number one on the Australian albums chart. EVERY. ONE. of the five singles released from this album hit number one. Innocent Eyes unsurprisingly holds the record of most number one singles from a single album.
Innocent Eyes is an unashamedly piano pop album which deftly maneuverers between ballad, bubble-gum and rock-edged. It’s one of my all-time favourite albums. But I’ll let those 5 number-one singles do the talking:
Born to Try An inspirational ballad set to a music video full of fashion… choices, it remains one of Delta’s signature songs. Great for belting in the shower!
Lost Without You A catchy up-tempo breakup ballad- it’s one of my favourites from the album. You’ll notice in the video that she takes her shoes off to play the piano. Delta never plays piano with her shoes on and often kicks them off in performances even when she’s just singing. Like Adele, except Delta did it first ;)
Innocent Eyes Another ballad… if you’re sick of them, skip to the last song on this list. This one fits in quite well with the current “nostalgia” trend, except that (in my opinion) it does it much better than anything released in the past few years. Lyrically it talks about the transition from childhood to young adulthood, and sonically it’s a lot like Born to Try with an ever so slightly darker edge.
Not Me, Not I Despite the three autobiographical ballads proceeding this, Not Me, Not I is the first song on the list I’d describe as “vulnerable”. It’s softer and sweeter-sounding than its predecessors. Fun fact: this was co-written by Take That’s Gary Barlow.
Predictable Delta lifts the tempo in this catchy rock-edged kiss-off. It’s one of my favourites of hers, and a nice change of pace in the middle of the album.
CANCER BATTLE
Delta’s career had just reached the stratosphere when her world came crashing down around her: at the age of 18, she was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a form of blood cancer. Her career was immediately put on hold as she underwent chemotherapy (that’s why there’s no music video for Predictable). She was constantly fatigued, lost weight, had a fever, was covered in a full body rash, and her hair, including eyebrows and lashes, fell out from chemotherapy. She underwent chemo for 8 months and then an additional 2 months of radiotherapy before going into remission. However, her weakened immune system lasted several more years- for example, she was hospitalised several more times for kidney infections.
DELTA GOES DARK
Unsurprisingly, this period in her life meant that Delta’s next album, Mistaken Identity, was much darker than her debut both thematically and sonically. It was less commercially successful than her juggernaut debut, but hardly a failure: it still hit number one on the Australian album charts, was the 13th best-selling album of 2004 and the 30th best-selling album of 2005, and produced two number one singles.
Mistaken Identity The album’s title track and second single, and a strong contender for the title of my favourite Delta song. It’s theatrical, moody, and a strong break from her girl-next-door image- facts which meant Delta had to fight her record company in order to get it released. They were right in a way, because it broke her incredible streak of six chart-topping singles, but it still hit a respectable 7th place on the singles chart, and earned her a lot more critical respect.
The Analyst An album track which deserved better handling. This tones down the theatrics of Mistaken Identity but keeps the moodiness. It was co-written by Cathy Dennis- if you don’t know her, you should- she also co-wrote Can’t Get You Out of my Head and Toxic #divaratequeen
Out of the Blue Mistaken Identity’s lead single, and the last song in Delta’s incredible streak of six consecutive number one singles. It’s a cute ballad thanking her then-boyfriend Mark Philippoussis for his support during her illness. It sounds most similar to Not Me, Not I
Almost Here (featuring Brian McFadden) Another day, another number one…
SELF TITLED
It took Delta three years to release a third album. In the interim, she had headlined her first tour around Australia, put out Together We Are One, an inspirational anthem for the 2006 Commonwealth games, and starred in a (sadly terrible) film called Hating Alison Ashley. When the album was released, she had been seeing then-boyfriend Brian McFadden for three years and would shortly become engaged to him. As a result, this album features many more upbeat “pure pop” songs, although there are still plenty of her hallmark ballads. Let’s dive in:
In This Life This happy, easy-to-singalong “piano romp” gave Delta her eighth Australian number one. It’s not my favourite in her discography, but it puts a smile on my face and I’ll find myself humming it later in the day.
Believe Again The lyrics are optimistic but the tone is dark, carrying over the moody sound from the Mistaken Identity era with added electronic influence. This music video was her most expensive to date and looks it. This is Delta with sex appeal.
You Will Only Break My Heart The tone is upbeat and the lyrics are feisty. Billboard calls it a “frolicking reggae finger-snapper”. I don’t know about the reggae, but it’s a finger-snapper for sure.
I Can’t Break It to My Heart I know I promised bubble-gum optimism, but this breakup ballad is too relatable and vulnerable for me to not showcase it. It’s possibly an unpopular opinion, but I genuinely think this is one of the best breakup songs ever. It’s a crime this only hit #13 on the charts.
CHILD OF THE UNIVERSE
Despite the positive critical reception and usual standout sales which her self-titled album received, it was a long five years before we got her fourth offering, Child of the Universe. In the interim, she’d headlined a tour, supported Andrea Bocelli on his tour, joined the juding panel for The Voice Australia, and sadly broken up with her fiancé and boyfriend of seven years, Brian McFadden. She also performed at the Australian launch of Michael Jackson’s This Is It DVD- the only reason I mention this is that I WAS IN THE CHOIR WHICH SUNG HER BACKUP HIGHLIGHT OF MY LIFE. It was an amazing experience and I also got to meet Jackie Jackson and he gave me a hug. #jelbooslifegoals Anyway I digress. The long break and a mediocre first single, Sitting on Top of the World, ensured lower than usual sales, with the album peaking at- GASP- number two on the charts. Nevertheless, there is some gold in this album.
Touch Another underappreciated album track, this is in my top-5 favourite Delta songs. It’s a catchy pop-rock track which goes OFF live. Lyrically, Delta paints evocative vignettes of moments in her life- some significant and some seemingly mundane, and talks about the power of e·mo·tion and the impact everyone can have on the world. I’m doing a terrible job of describing this, just listen to it.
I Wish You Were Here This song is about Delta losing one of her closest friends in a motorbike accident. Delta believes it’s the best song she’s ever written, and I think it’s up there. "I tried a million different ways to write this song. I had to have a song about this moment in my life of losing one of my best friends. Then on his actual birthday, it was two years later, I said I’m not leaving this day without having the song about it. You can try a million ways, I wrote probably 20 songs about it, and then on his actual birthday, I wrote this song."
Safe to Believe This song showcases an incredible range and powerhouse vocals. Several reviews I’ve seen call it Mariah-esque.
THAT TIME WHEN DELTA DID SO MUCH BETWEEN ALBUMS IT NEEDED ITS OWN SECTION
• Delta goes dance: Delta first tried a clubby sound with Dancing With a Broken Heart, the second single from Child of the Universe, which is pretty much universally acknowledged as being one of her worst songs. She gave it a second shot with a non-album single Heart Hypnotic in 2013. Co-penned by Ryan Tedder, this found praise among critics but didn’t stick with the public.
• Delta on Tour: as well as headlining another of her own tours, Delta again supported Andrea Bocelli on tour, and also supported Ricky Martin on the Australian leg of his tour.
• In an initiative tied to the Bocelli tour, Delta released Love, Thy Will Be Done, a Martika cover
• In 2012, she released a Christmas EP, simply called Christmas
• She was a judge on the Voice Australia in 2012, 2013, and 2015, and The Voice Kids in 2014
• Throughout 2015, she played Grizabella in Cats. This is her singing Memory at a Sydney concert (not Cats) which I attended. The quality of the recording isn’t the best but stick it out; even my friend who I had to drag to the concert had goosebumps at this point.
WINGS OF THE WILD
This album marked Delta’s commercial return to form and her fourth number one album. Let’s get to it:
Wings Third time lucky: this dance anthem was a hit with the critics and public alike, with several reviewers calling it a “return to form”. This became her ninth and latest chart-topper.
The River This pop-rock song is pure theatrical Delta- lyrically, it tells the story of a woman murdering a cheating partner. The musical theatre influence is clear in the lyrics and less obviously in the arrangement of the song.
Enough (featuring Gizzle) This is not my personal style, but I’ve chosen to include it because it showcases Delta experimenting with a completely new style: hip-hop. I’d appreciate an opinion on this from any hiphopheads actually!
I Believe in a Thing Called Love There are some beautiful ballads on this album- Dear Life wouldn’t sound out of place on her debut, or yet another vehicle for her amazing vocals in Heavy- but I’ve chosen to showcase her show stopping acoustic cover of The Darkness’ I Believe In a Thing Called Love. This song has a special meaning to Delta because she performed it at her brother’s wedding. I think that it’s the perfect note on which to finish the album, and my recommendations.
Thank you if you read through all of this! I hope I’ve made a Delta fan of you- flairs that way >>>>>
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2016.12.29 14:18 rLeagueOfIreland 2017 Transfers

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BOHEMIANS
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31/10 Jamie Doyle Shelbourne
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9/11 Daniel Byrne
15/11 Dean Casey
15/11 Greg Murray Shelbourne
15/11 Dominic Peppard
18/11 Robert Lopes Shamrock Rovers
30/11 Patrick Kavanagh
1/12 Keith Buckey Bray Wanderers
9/12 Stephen Best
9/12 Rob Cornwall Shamrock Rovers
9/12 Dinny Corcoran St Patrick's Athletic
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9/12 Philip Gannon Longford Town
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11/12 Derek Prendergast Shelbourne
20/12 Keith Ward Derry City
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21/12 Jake Kelly Longford Town
26/11 Jason Caffrey Shelbourne
9/12 Dean Delany Shelbourne
3/1 Dean O'Halloran Waterford
9/1 Kurtis Byrne St. Patrick's Athletic
11/1 Jamie Hollywood Longford Town
2/2 Georgie Poynton Dundalk Loan
BRAY WANDERERS
9/11 Tim Clancy
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10/11 Jason Marks
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20/11 Ryan Brennan
22/11 Chris Lyons Shelbourne
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29/11 Karl Moore
1/12 Keith Buckley Bohemians
6/12 Conor Earley
6/12 Kevin Lynch
9/12 Aaron Greene Limerick
10/12 Gary McCabe Shamrock Rovers
11/12 Lee Stacey
18/12 Dylan Connolly 2017-18
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6/1 Anthony Flood Maconi Stallions
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Cork City
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Alan Bennett
Garry Buckley
John Dunleavy
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Mark McNulty
Gearoid Morrissey
Karl Sheppard
Alan Smith
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18/11 Conor McCormack Derry City
27/11 Danny Morrissey Finn Harps
29/11 Craig Donnellan Cobh Ramblers
3/12 Ian Turner Limerick
5/12 Sean Maguire
6/12 Kevin O'Connor
13/12 Gavan Holohan Galway United
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3/1 Matthew Connor Waterford
5/1 Mark O’Sullivan Waterford
6/1 Eric Grimes Derry City
17/1 Stephen Dooley
19/1 John Kavanagh
19/1 Chiedozie Ogbene Limerick
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23/1 Connor Ellis
4/2 Shane Griffin Reading
22/2 Kenny Brown Waterford
Derry City
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Ronan Curtis
Ger Doherty
Barry McNamee
14/9 Dean Jarvis
14/9 Aaron McEneff 2017-18
Rory Holden
Conor McDermott
Ben Doherty
27/10 Nathan Boyle
27/10 Joshua Daniels
4/11 Ryan McBride 2017-18
4/11 Rory Patterson 2017-18
18/11 Conor McCormack Cork City
28/11 Harry Monaghan
30/11 Mark Timlin St Patrick's Athletic
30/11 Scott Whiteside
2/12 Shaun Patton Sligo Rovers
5/12 Aaron Barry
20/12 Keith Ward Bohemians
3/1 Patrick McClean Waterford
6/1 Eric Grimes Cork City
15/1 Niclas Vemmelund Dundalk
21/1 Sander Puri Waterford
25/1 Lukas Schubert
Drogheda United
19/11 Gavin Brennan Left Shamrock Rovers in September
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19/11 Lloyd Buckley
19/11 Colm Deasy
19/11 Eoghan Dempsey
19/11 Mark Doyle
19/11 Stephen Dunne
19/11 Kevin Farragher
19/11 Luke Gallagher
19/11 Jake Hyland
19/11 Stephen McGuinness
19/11 Sean Thornton
19/11 Adam Wixted
20/11 Gareth McCaffery Shamrock Rovers
20/11 Richie Purdy Shamrock Rovers
28/11 Conor Kane St. Patrick's Athletic
28/11 Marc Griffin (2017)
9/1 Killian Brennan Shamrock Rovers
11/1 Ciaran McGuigan Lansdowne Bhoys
11/1 Jamie Hollywood Bohemians
19/1 Thomas Byrne Brighton & Hove Albion
19/1 Stephen Elliot Left Shelbourne in August
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20/2 Ryan McEvoy Essendon Royals
20/2 Jamie Hickey
22/2 Shane Elworthy St. Patrick's Athletic
Dundalk
Patrick McEleney
Chris Shields
Brian Gartland
Georgie Poynton
21/11 Darren Meenan Shamrock Rovers
30/11 Gary Rogers
1/12 Paddy Barrett
5/12 Robbie Benson
5/12 Ciaran Kilduff
12/12 Andy Boyle Preston North End
12/12 Sean Hoare St Patrick's Athletic
12/12 Daryl Horgan Preson North End
15/12 Gabriel Sava
20/12 Ronan Finn Shamrock Rovers
20/12 Dane Massey
21/12 Sean Gannon
23/12 Stephen O'Donnell 2017-18
7/1 Alan Keane Crusaders
7/1 Michael O'Connor Shamrock Rovers
15/1 Jamie McGrath St. Patrick's Athletic
15/1 Niclas Vemmelund Derry City
15/1 David McMillan
16/1 Conor Clifford Boreham Wood
16/1 John Mountney
1/2 Michael Duffy Celtic
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2/2 Ciarán O’Connor Finn Harps Loan
16/2 Shane Grimes
17/2 Thomas Stewart Ottawa Fury
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28/7 Ryan McConnell Was on loan at Ballinamallard
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Barry Molloy Retired
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9/11 Gareth Harkin
27/11 Danny Morrissey Cork City
30/11 Ethan Boyle
5/12 Ciaran Gallagher
12/12 Harry Doherty Cockhill Celtic
22/12 Jonny Bonner Wexford
23/12 Damien McNulty
4/12 Tony McNamee Swilly Rovers
3/1 Packie Mailey
9/1 Killian Cantwell Galway United
18/1 Tommy McMonagle
18/1 Michael Funston
25/1 Ryan McConnell Ballinamallard United
2/2 Ciarán O’Connor Dundalk Loan
3/2 Adam Hanlon Wexford
21/2 Paddy McCourt Glenavon
Galway United
Vinny Faherty
18/11 Ryan Connolly Shamrock Rovers
21/11 Colm Horgan
21/11 Marc Ludden
22/11 Kevin Devaney
1/12 David Cawley St Patrick's Athletic
2/12 Ronan Murray Notts County
5/12 Lee Grace Wexford
8/12 Stephen Folan
13/12 Gavan Holohan Cork City
14/12 Alex Byrne
15/12 Kevin Horgan Shamrock Rovers
23/12 Padraic Cunningham
23/12 Conor Melody
23/12 Paul Sinnott
31/12 Gary Shanahan
31/12 Jesse Devers
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9/1 Enda Curran Longford Town
9/1 Stephen Walsh Longford Town
16/1 Ciaran Nugent Sligo Rovers
16/1 Conor Winn
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Lee-J Lynch
Paul O'Conor
Shane Tracy
15/11 Shane Duggan
18/11 Chris Mulhall
3/12 Brendan Clarke St. Patrick's Athletic
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3/12 Ian Turner Cork City
9/12 Aaron Greene Bray Wanderers
19/12 Dean Clarke Shamrock Rovers
19/12 Shaun Kelly
20/12 Stephen Kenny
20/12 Shane Lowth Limerick
18/1 John O'Flynn
19/1 Chiedozie Ogbene Cork City
21/1 Rodrigo Tosi Persija Jakarta Indonesia
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20/2 Tommy Robson Sunderland Loan
21/2 Thibaut Molinatti Enskede IK
Shamrock Rovers
Luke Byrne
Aaron Dobbs
Brandon Miele
Gary Shaw
Stephen McPhail Retired
18/11 Ryan Connolly Galway United
18/11 Paul Corry Free Agent
18/11 Danny Devine LSL
18/11 Roberto Lopes Bohemians
20/11 Gareth McCaffrey Drogheda United
20/11 Richie Purdy Drogheda United
21/11 Simon Madden
21/11 Darren Meenan Dundalk
22/11 Pat Cregg St Patrick's Athletic
29/11 Dave Webster
3/12 David O'Connor Limerick
7/12 Aaron Bolger
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7/12 Luke Kiely
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9/12 Rob Cornwall Bohemians
10/12 Gary McCabe Bray Wanderers
15/12 Tomer Chencinski Helsingborgs
15/12 Kevin Horgan Galway United
19/12 Dean Clarke Limerick
20/12 Ronan Finn Dundalk
Craig Hyland
7/1 Michael O'Connor Dundalk
9/1 Killian Brennan Drogheda United
9/1 Barry Murphy St. Patrick's Athletic
10/1 Sean Heaney
15/2 Sam Bone Out of the game for a year, previously at Charlton Athletic
15/2 Graham Burke Notts County
Sligo Rovers
Tobi Adebayo-Rowling
Gary Boylan
Raffaele Cretaro
Daniel Kearns
Mikey Place
Craig Roddan 2017-18
Kieran Sadlier
11/8 Gary Armstrong
22/8 Michael Schlingermann 2017-18
5/10 Regan Donelon 2017-18
11/11 Jimmy Keohane Cork City
15/11 Achille Campion Cork City
19/11 Michael Leahy
19/11 John Russell
20/11 Gavin Peers St. Patrick's Athletic
2/12 Shaun Patton Derry City
2/12 Kyle Callan-McFadden Orlando City
8/12 Chris Kenny Wexford
15/12 Liam Martin
14/1 Matthew Stevens Peterborough United Loan
23/1 Jonah Ayunga Brighton & Hove Albion Loan
St. Patrick’s Athletic
10/10 Shane McEleney
20/11 Gavin Peers Sligo Rovers
20/11 Michael Barker
20/11 Ian Birmingham
20/11 Conan Byrne
22/11 Pat Cregg Shamrock Rovers
25/11 Christy Fagan 2017-18
28/11 Ger O'Brien
28/11 Conor Kane Drogheda United
1/12 David Cawley Galway United
3/12 Brendan Clarke Limerick
3/12 Dylan McGlade Longford Town
9/12 Dinny Corcoran Bohemians
9/12 Fuad Sule Bohemians
12/12 Sean Hoare Dundalk
9/1 Barry Murphy Shamrock Rovers
9/1 Alex O'Hanlon Liverpool Released from Liverpool
9/1 Kurtis Byrne Bohemians
15/1 Jamie McGrath Dundalk
21/2 Josh O'Hanlon Newport County
22/2 Shane Elworthy Drogheda United

First Division

IN OUT FROM / TO NOTES
Athlone Town
Cabinteely
19/12 Daire Doyle Shelbourne
19/12 Cory Galvin Waterford United
19/12 Evan Galvin
19/12 Adam Harney UCD
19/12 Jack Watson UCD
20/12 Oscar Brennan Bohemians
20/12 Aaron Brilly
20/12 Joe Doyle
20/12 Ollie Hamzat
20/12 Michael Kelly
20/12 Paul Fox
21/12 Victro Ekanem
21/12 Andy McGovern
21/12 Adam Maher
22/12 Karl Byrne
22/12 Lee Mitchell
22/12 Jack Menton
23/12 Conor Keeley Shelbourne
3/1 Shane Rooney (Boyle)
3/1 Kevin Knight
17/1 Jason Byrne UCD
3/2 Mark Slater Wexford
13/2 Kieran Waters UCD
Cobh Ramblers
27/11 Shane O’Connor
29/11 Craig Donnellan Cork City
30/11 Jason Abbott
30/11 Chris McCarthy
30/11 Ian Mylod
30/11 Dean Swords Ringmahon Rangers
30/11 Matthew Whelan
1/12 Paul Hunt
1/12 Darren Murphy
2/12 Jonathan Creamer
2/12 Eoin McGreevy
2/12 Kevin Mulcahy
3/12 Stephen Christopher
3/12 Cian Kingston
3/12 James McSweeney
4/12 Kyle McNamara
6/12 Scott McCarthy
20/12 Shane Lowth Limerick
4/1 Shane O'Connor Waterford
14/1 Anthony O'Donnell
17/1 Garry Comeford Waterford United
20/1 Adam Mylod Cork City
22/1 Ryan Hogan Trevecca University Returned from a sports scholarship in the US
31/1 Karl Caulfield Kilreen Celtic
Longford Town
Pat Flynn Retired
16/11 Peter McGlynn Sacramento Republic
22/11 Gavin Boyne Shelbourne
22/11 Don Cowan
22/11 Aidan Friel Wexford
22/11 Rhys Gorman
22/11 David O'Sullivan
22/11 Kevin O'Connor
22/11 Paul Skinner
23/11 Noel Haverty
25/11 Jack Brady Shelbourne
3/12 Dylan McGlade St. Patrick's Athletic
9/12 Philip Gannon Bohemians
9/12 Kaleem Simon Bohemians
20/12 John McKeown Wexford
21/12 Kealan Dillon
21/12 Jake Kelly Bohemians
21/12 Daniel O'Reilly Eastbourne
9/1 Dean Zambra Bray Wanderers
9/1 Enda Curran Galway United
9/1 Stephen Walsh Galway United
12/1 Lee Duffy Wexford
Shelbourne
31/10 Jamie Doyle Bohemians
15/11 Greg Murray Bohemians
19/11 Reece McEnteer
19/11 Lorcan Shannon
19/11 Dylan Kavanagh
19/11 Dylan Grimes
19/11 Adam Evans
19/11 James Brown
19/11 Dayle Rooney
21/11 Jack Tuite
21/11 Mikey Murphy
22/11 Gavin Boyne Longford Town
22/11 Chris Lyons Bray Wanderers
23/11 Adam O'Connor
23/11 James English
25/11 Jack Brady Longford Town
26/11 Jason Caffrey Bohemians
9/12 Dean Delany Bohemians
11/12 Derek Prendergast Bohemians
19/12 Daire Doyle Cabinteely
23/12 Conor Keeley Cabinteely
UCD
Tomás Boyle Retired
19/12 Jack Watson Cabinteely
19/12 Adam Harney Cabinteely
17/1 Jason Byrne Cabinteely
13/2 Kieran Waters Cabinteely
Waterford
19/12 Cory Galvin Cabinteely
23/12 Toyeeb Mustapha Carrick Rangers
3/1 Paul Murphy Wexford
3/1 Dave Mulcahy Cork City
3/1 Dean O'Halloran Bohemians
3/1 Patrick McClean Derry City
3/1 Matthew Connor Cork City
3/1 Gary Delaney Wexford
3/1 Anthony McAlavey
4/1 Shane O'Connor Cobh Ramblers
4/1 Robin Dempsey North End United
4/1 Dean Walsh
4/1 Owen Wall
5/1 Mark O’Sullivan Cork City
5/1 Conor Whittle Wexford
17/1 Garry Comeford Cobh Ramblers
21/1 Sander Puri Derry City
25/1 Kenneth McEvoy South Normanton Athletic
17/2 David McDaid Cliftonville
22/2 Derek Daly Chesterfield
22/2 Kenny Brown Cork City
22/2 Jake Evans Swindon Town Loan
22/2 Tom Smith Swindon Town Loan
22/2 Ian McLoughlin MK Dons
Wexford
22/11 Aidan Friel Longford Town
2/12 Craig McCabe
3/12 Andrew O'Connor
5/12 Lee Grace Galway United
6/12 Graham Doyle
8/12 Chris Kenny Sligo Rovers
10/12 Shane Dunne
11/12 Craig Wall
13/12 Eoin Porter
20/12 John McKeown Longford Town
22/12 Jonny Bonner Finn Harps
3/1 Paul Murphy Waterford
3/1 Gary Delaney Waterford
5/1 Conor Whittle Waterford
12/1 Lee Duffy Longford Town
16/1 Thomas Croke
3/2 Ricky Fox Shamrock Rovers Enniscorthy
3/2 Jamie Fox Shamrock Rovers Enniscorthy
3/2 Ross Kenny
3/2 Mark Slater Cabinteely
3/2 Sean Hurley Arklow Town
3/2 Liam Donnelly Drogheda United
3/2 Adam Hanlon Finn Harps
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2016.12.29 06:19 CCRed95 Seeking possibly lost/rare air dates of episodes of Comedy Central's "Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn"

Hey guys,
Not sure if this is the correct place to ask, but im looking for some missing air dates for Tough Crowd. This info will be used to create the only complete (as complete as possible) archive of this show which will be available for free on www.opieandanthonylive.com . Ive already found dates for the remaining ~120+ episodes from everything from wikipedia to cached web archives of TV guide listings, but i cant find these:
heres a spreadsheet of everything if its easier. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1iDNN2ajpo-bnr1yyL5T071f0lIqYt0ZN6JogAXqMGpw/edit?usp=sharing
Greg Giraldo, Jim Norton, Sarah Silverman, Jerry Seinfeld 12/1x/2002
Greg Giraldo, Dom Irrera, Ed Lover, Patrice O'Neal
Pat Cooper, Greg Giraldo, Allan Havey, Patrice O'Neal
Greg Giraldo, Judy Gold, Graham Norton, Rich Vos
Ross Bennett, Nick DiPaolo, Todd Glass, Rich Francese 11-xx-2003
Kerri Louise, Howie Mandel, Jim Norton, Robert Schimmel
Louis C.K., Nick DiPaolo, Paul Mecurio, Keith Robinson
Jeff Foxworthy, Greg Giraldo, Patrice O'Neal, George Wallace
Lewis Black, Bill Burr, Greg Giraldo, Keith Robinson
Jim Norton, Ken Ober, Patrice O'Neal, Rich Vos
Nick DiPaolo, Hugh Fink, Greg Giraldo, Macio
Nick DiPaolo, Hugh Fink, Greg Giraldo, Wanda Sykes
Bill Burr, Nick DiPaolo, Keith Robinson, George Wallace
Dave Attell, Lewis Black, Greg Giraldo, Jim Norton
Sue Costello, Nick DiPaolo, Greg Giraldo, Patrice O'Neal
Nick DiPaolo, Judy Gold, Brian Posehn, Kevin Robinson
Todd Barry, Nick DiPaolo, Jim Norton, Keith Robinson
Greg Giraldo, Dom Irrera, Keith Robinson, Sarah Silverman
Nick DiPaolo, Judy Gold, Colette Hawley, Sue Murphy
Kevin Meaney, Patrice O'Neal, Gregg Rogell, Rudy Rush
Richard Belzer, Greg Giraldo, Rene Hicks, James Smith
Flex Alexander, Kevin Hart, Dante Nero, Patrice O'Neal
David Alan Grier, Rich Hall, George Wallace, Lizz Winstead
Greg Fitzsimmons, Greg Giraldo, Laurie Kilmartin, Patrice O'Neal
Greg Giraldo, Bonnie McFarlane, Jim Norton, Keith Robinson
Dave Chappelle, Nick DiPaolo, Greg Fitzsimmons, Judy Gold
Nick DiPaolo, Greg Giraldo, Judy Gold, Patrice O'Neal
Sue Costello, Greg Giraldo, Keith Robinson, Rich Vos
Sue Costello, Nick DiPaolo, Greg Giraldo, Reggie McFadden
Jim David, Greg Giraldo, Jim Norton, Patrice O'Neal
Jim Norton, Patrice O'Neal, Greg Proops, Jimmy Shubert
Wayne Federman, Greg Giraldo, Kathy Griffin, Scott Thompson
Greg Giraldo, Todd Lynn, Greg Proops, Keith Robinson
Richard Jeni, Lisa Lampanelli, Patrice O'Neal, Rich Vos
Greg Giraldo, Jim Norton, Donnell Rawlings, Keith Robinson
Todd Barry, Vinnie Brand, Greg Giraldo, Jim Norton
Marc Maron, Patrice O'Neal, Barry Weintraub, Alexandra Wentworth
Jim David, Robert Klein, Patrice O'Neal, Tom Papa
Kevin Brennan, Nick DiPaolo, David Feldman, Jim Norton
Dane Cook, Robert Kelly, Howie Mandel, Patrice O'Neal
Bruce Bruce, Greg Giraldo, Keith Robinson, Tim Young
Vinnie Brand, Jim Norton, Patrice O'Neal, Greg Proops
Judy Gold, Drew Hastings, Laurie Kilmartin, Jim Norton
Louis C.K., Laura Dinnebeil, Rick Shapiro, Dan Vitale
Becky Donohue, Judah Friedlander, Greg Giraldo, Keith Robinson
Ian Bagg, Bill Burr, Patrice O'Neal, Greg Proops
Greg Giraldo, Todd Glass, Patrice O'Neal, Paul F. Tompkins
Adam Ferrara, Greg Giraldo, Jim Norton, Patrice O'Neal
Susie Essman, Jeff Garlin, Rich Hall, Patrice O'Neal
Mario Cantone, Doctor Dré, Greg Giraldo, Kevin Meaney
Jim David, Vanessa Hollingshead, Jim Norton, Rich Vos
Judy Gold, Jake Johannsen, Andy Kindler, Louis Ramey
Nick DiPaolo, Marc Maron, Pete Tubbs, Rich Vos
Sherry Davey, Nick DiPaolo, Graham Norton, Greg Proops
Rick Crom, Dom Irrera, Jim Norton, Keith Robinson
Mike Britt, Jim Norton, Patrice O'Neal
Marc Maron, Jim Norton, Rich Vos, Mishna Wolff
Ellen Cleghorne, Dane Cook, Nick DiPaolo, Jay Mohr
Rich Francese, Kathleen Madigan, Jim Norton, Tony Woods
Nick DiPaolo, Scott Thompson, Jim David, Greg Giraldo
Judy Gold, Hood, Dan Naturman, Patrice O'Neal
Nick DiPaolo, Greg Giraldo, Lynne Koplitz, Todd Lynn
Buddy Bolton, Nick DiPaolo, Greg Giraldo, Lynne Koplitz, Todd Lynn
Marc Maron, Jim Norton, Keith Robinson, Rich Vos
Sue Costello, Robert Kelly, Patrice O'Neal, Keith Robinson
Ross Bennett, Sue Murphy, Jim Norton, Keith Robinson, Hal Sparks
Nick DiPaolo, Patrice O'Neal, Fran Solomita, Tony V
Nick DiPaolo, Greg Giraldo, Laurie Kilmartin, Al Lubel
Jim David, Nick DiPaolo, Kevin Hart, Barry Weintraub
Judy Gold, Kevin Hart, Keith Robinson, Frank Vignola
Rich Francese, Lynne Koplitz, Patrice O'Neal, Jim Mendrinos
Steve Byrne, Lenny Clarke, Judy Gold, Jimmy Tingle
Omid Djalili, Graham Norton, Jim Norton, Patrice O'Neal
Greg Giraldo, Bernadette Pauley, Keith Robinson, Jimmy Shubert
Karen Bergreen, Marc Maron, Patrice O'Neal, Rich Vos
Greg Giraldo, Lynne Koplitz, Todd Lynn, Jim Norton
Nick DiPaolo, Marc Maron, Tim Meadows, Sheryl Underwood
Tom Cotter, John Fugelsang, Lynne Koplitz, Patrice O'Neal
Nick DiPaolo, Greg Giraldo, Jim Norton, Patrice O'Neal
Patrice O'Neal, Jim Norton, Greg Giraldo, Jim Norton
any help on this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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2015.12.17 02:35 Sexterminator FOUR round mock draft with projected comp picks! (No trades)

Hey everybody, what happens when you get super bored?
This. This is what happens.
Now right off the bat, before we begin I'll say a few things:
Alright let's get to it:
Round 1
  1. Tennessee Titans: Laremy Tunsil, OT, Ole Miss. The Titans have a few needs on their roster that could be addressed with the #1 pick, but it’s not often a surefire LT prospect like Tunsil comes around. With this pick they could slide Lewan over to RT and be set on the edges for at least the next 3-4 years.
  2. Cleveland Browns: Joey Bosa, DL, Ohio State. This Browns defense seems to add pieces every year, and yet every year it seems stuck somewhere in mediocrity. Well, Cleveland hasn’t picked this high in a while, and Joey Bosa is one way to give your D a much needed boost. His notable trait is his pass rushing prowess, but he’s no slouch in the run game either. And yes, the Browns could reach on a QB here. But I honestly think they’re better off waiting.
  3. Baltimore Ravens: Jalen Ramsey, S, FSU. Ramsey is my 3rd overall player, so it’s no surprise to see him going 3rd overall to a team in desperate need of Secondary help. Will Hill is a phenom, but the amount of damage he could do with a deep cover S like Ramsey is nearly unimaginable. That duo scares me, and my team isn’t even in the AFCN.
  4. San Diego Chargers: Ronnie Stanley, OT, Notre Dame. The Bolts have Brandon Flowers and Jason Verrett at CB, so VH3 would be a bit redundant here. And with the best Safety off the board right before their pick they decide to go BPA, which in this case would be Ronnie Stanley. Stanley entered the year as my top OT, and a top-5 pick. He isn’t the #1 Tackle anymore, but he hasn’t shown any drop off to change his status as a top 5 player in this draft.
  5. Jacksonville Jaguars: Vernon Hargreaves III, CB, Florida. This is a match made in heaven. Gus Bradley likes him some big, physical corners, and Vernon Hargreaves has all the size, athleticism and ball skills that NFL scouts dream about. He would instantly be the #1 CB in Jacksonville, and a duo of him and Tavon House with Aaron Colvin playing the slot sounds pretty nice.
  6. Dallas Cowboys: Robert Nkemdiche, DL, Ole Miss. DL isn’t quite the biggest need for Dallas right now. But the Cowboys of late don’t strike me as a team that is willing to reach for a need just because. Zack Martin in 2014 and Randy Gregory in 2015 are prime examples. Nkemdiche is more of a 3-4 end fit in my mind, but Dallas will love his pass rushing ability and I am confident he can be deadly as an every-down 3Tech in the NFL. Please note this draft was completed around the same time that the news about Nkemdiche came out, so I wasn’t going to change his stock retroactively.
  7. Detroit Lions: Andrew Billings, NT, Baylor. Before any Lions fans freak out at me, Billings is the #8 player on my board. When I started watching Shawn Oakman this year, hoping to see any kind of technical improvement, Billings REALLY stood out to me. He is a big monster of a man but he can really get some push in the passing game, and eats up blockers like he’s a new recruit on Veteran’s Day at the local IHOP. Ndamukong Who?
  8. St. Louis Rams: Jared Goff, QB, Cal. The Nick Foles experiment has crashed and burned harder than Chris Christie’s presidential campaign, and while we all love a little Case Keenum in our lives, he simply is not the long-term answer. Enter Jared Goff, my #1 QB prospect since May. Goff has NFL-level Pocket Presence, which I think seperates him from some of the other QB prospects of this class. At #15 overall, he isn’t quite the highest value here, but STL needs a franchise QB to get them out of the 6-8 win purgatory that is Jeff Fischer’s Wild Ride.
  9. Philadelphia Eagles: Jaylon Smith, ILB, Notre Dame. The first real value pick of this draft, I must admit I would be pretty butthurt if Philly nabbed Jaylon Smith in the draft. Smith does just about everything well except get off blocks, which is far more teachable than his great length and insane athleticism. Kiko Alonso has been a disappointment thus far in Philly, and while Mychal Kendricks is an excellent ILB, DeMeco Ryans isn’t getting any younger at 31.
  10. San Francisco 49ers: Paxton Lynch, QB, Memphis. I have to admit, I’ve been impressed with Blaine Gabbert lately. But even if he keeps winning and everyone is raising their Gabberts, San Francisco would be remiss to think of Gabbert as the future of the franchise. Paxton Lynch seemingly came out of nowhere this year and has looked very impressive, even drawing comparisons to 49ers (soon to be ex) signal caller to Colin Kaepernick. But Lynch is a hell of a lot more accurate with the football than Colin was in college, and actually has vision of the whole field.
  11. New Orleans Saints: Laquon Treadwell, WR, Ole Miss. Tyler Boyd is actually my top WR by a small hair, but I think Treadwell would be a considerably better fit for the Saints. Their offense has its explosive playmaker in Brandin Cooks, but lacks a big-bodied, physical WR that can win consistently at the point of attack like Treadwell. His excellent run-blocking should be welcomed with open arms, as well.
  12. Washington Redskins: Mackenzie Alexander, CB, Clemson. After their win on sunday, the Skins likely won’t be picking this high, but if they do then Alexander makes a lot of sense. He is one of the few CBs in college to have gone against Will Fuller and hold his own, even shutting down the Notre Dame WR. Mack plays physical football and plays it well, and he is an opportunistic playmaker. Washington’s defense will instantly improve with this pick.
  13. Indianapolis Colts: Jack Conklin, OT, MSU. The Colts need to protect their star QB, plain and simple. Conklin can do that and do it well, and in being one of the most technically sound players in this year’s draft, he should have an immediate impact as a starter in Indy, whether it be at RT or LT.
  14. Miami Dolphins: Emmanuel Ogbah, EDGE, Oklahoma State. Cameron Wake has finally been visited by Father Time, and while Olivier Vernon has been great, he’s a pending Free Agent. Ogbah is an outstanding EDGE rusher prospect who, while incredibly raw, can get after the QB as well as anyone in this class. The power he boasts is insane, and he has a good bend to go with it. He could need some developing but I still think he can come in and be one of the best pass rushers in this class from day one.
  15. Oakland Raiders: Myles Jack, LB, UCLA. The Raiders’ offense, while not yet perfect, has made some major strides from past years to achieve some form of competency. Their defense, however, seems to hinge on the unstoppable force known as Khalil Mack and a (while still very talented) decrepit Charles Woodson. The Raiders can add a very talented piece here that Al Davis would be proud of. Jack’s athleticism is undeniable; he played both offense and defense for UCLA and didn’t miss a beat the whole time. His coverage skills are second only to Jaylon Smith, and while his ceiling was never reached due to injury, Jack is a very tantalizing prospect who should still go in the top half of the first round.
  16. Chicago Bears: William Jackson III, CB, Houston. Kyle Fuller looks good again now that he’s fully healthy, but the Bears have an opportunity to create a dynamic young CB duo by adding one of the fastest risers of this draft class. Jackson has dominated the competition so far, and having him with Fuller and Adrian Amos gives the Bears’ Secondary a ton of potential.
  17. Buffalo Bills: Shaq Lawson, EDGE, Clemson. Buffalo has a very talented DL, but it never hurts to add depth, and it’s starting to look like Mario Williams won’t be back next season. Lawson looks the part of a 4-3 end, but I have no doubt Rex Ryan can figure out a plethora of ways to use this guy. He might not fill the biggest need, but Lawson is the BPA here.
  18. Atlanta Falcons: Tyler Boyd, WR, Pitt. Boyd + Julio? That’s a headache for opposing DCs. The Falcons would love the agile, sure-handed Boyd, and his ability to fight for balls would give Matt Ryan another legitimate Red Zone Threat.
  19. New York Jets: Carson Wentz, QB, NDSU. No Connor Cook? Well, Wentz is (IMO) the better NFL prospect, and has a considerably higher ceiling than Cook. He has some issues, namely his mechanics, but the Jets can give him a year to iron out the kinks while they give Ryan Fitzpatrick the helm for another season. I know the idea of drafting a QB in the first to have them sit is a forgotten practice, but it could end up paying off big time.
  20. Minnesota Vikings: Josh Doctson, WR, TCU. I have Doctson as a close #3 behind Treadwell and Boyd, but his combination of speed and size, as well as terrific hands will keep him in the first round. Minnesota needs a true #1 for Teddy, because as good as Stefon Diggs has looked, he can’t do everything himself.
  21. New York Giants: DeForest Buckner, DL, Oregon. The lack of pass rush in NY is real. Not to mention a nearly league-worst rushing defense. The Giants can take a sigh of relief if they add the prolific Buckner, who would make a great pass rushing tandem with Johnathan Hankins. Can’t double team both of them, after all.
  22. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Shillique Calhoun, EDGE, MSU. Calhoun is another premier EDGE rusher, capable of playing the run and pass with prowess. His motor has been questioned, but with a plethora of Rush moves the Bucs know they’re at least getting someone who won’t be a one-trick pony.
  23. Kansas City Chiefs: Reggie Ragland, ILB, Alabama. KC’s defense is known to be their strong point, but a serious lack of depth at ILB means it could be a target this offseason. Ragland is #19 on my board, so the value is certainly there for KC. He can hold his own in coverage and rushing the passer, but his specialty is his ability, to diagnose, attack, and blow up plays, especially those of the run variety.
  24. Houston Texans: Ezekiel Elliot, RB, Ohio State. Arian Foster is made of glass, and Houston doesn’t exactly have any other workhorse-capable RBs behind him. Zeke Elliot is a top-20 player in this draft, and would add another dimension to a Houston offense currently in “Chuck it up to DeAndre Hopkins” mode. Ezekiel can do it all: run block, catch passes, run between the tackles or cut it outside. And he can, and will, burn you if you aren’t disciplined.
  25. Seattle Seahawks: Jason Spriggs, OT, Indiana. Spriggs has been jumping up boards lately, and for good reason: people love athletic Tackles. But when you go to the tape, you see why Spriggs is deserving of first round consideration: he is a consistent player with the footwork to play LT. Seattle traditionally finds their OL by converting defensive linemen, but I think they could make an exception.
  26. Pittsburgh Steelers: Tre’Davious White, CB, LSU. Pittsburgh needs a CB like the Rams need a QB. Tre’Davious White doesn’t jump out at you on film, but he plays sound defense and very rarely gives up the big play. White’s biggest struggle is against taller receivers, as his smaller frame and 5’11 stature allow them to box him out. I know, I know. The Steelers don’t draft first round CBs. But eventually they have to give in, right?
  27. Green Bay Packers: A’Shawn Robinson, DL, Alabama. A’Shawn finally started to live up to the hype in the second half of the season for Alabama. Green Bay just signed Mike Daniels to a well-deserved extension, but the middling Letroy Guion is set to hit FA and the DL has been an issue for the Pack in recent years. They plug that hole here while keeping the Bama-GB connection alive.
  28. Cincinnati Bengals: Jarran Reed, NT, Alabama. Just one pick after his teammate, Jarran Reed didn’t have as high of an expectation as Robinson coming into the season, but has arguably outperformed him. A true NT who can eat blockers and stuff the run, he can help wreak havoc on a talented Cincy DL next to Geno Atkins. The thing about the Bengals is that their roster is so loaded, that they can essentially just go BPA.
  29. Arizona Cardinals: Jordan Jenkins, EDGE, Georgia. Arizona just drafted Markus Golden last year, but I don’t think that should proclude them from getting another premier EDGE rusher if given the opportunity. On tape, Jenkins has outperformed overhyped teammate Leonard Floyd in just about every game I’ve watched. In similar fashion as the Bengals, the Cardinals have so few legitimate holes that going BPA is probably a wise choice for them.
  30. Denver Broncos: Vadal Alexander, OG/OT, LSU. The Broncos’ OL just gave up 5 sacks to Khalil Mack. And they weren’t exactly performing up to par before that. Vadal has been playing Tackle at LSU, but a lot of people project him inside to Guard, where his less-than-stellar footwork won’t be as much of an issue. Alexander is a run-blocker first, and should be able to give life to an anemic Denver run game.
  31. Carolina Panthers: Vonn Bell, S, Ohio State. There are a LOT of late 1st/early 2nd S prospects. Jeremy Cash, Tony Conner, Vonn Bell, Su’a Cravens if you’re in the camp that projects him to S. The thing I like about Bell over Cash and Cravens is that he actually lines up at S most of, if not all of the game. While he looks the part of your traditional box Safety, he’s been asked to play Coverage often due to Ohio State’s stacked LB group. Bell has made some plays in coverage and I think he looks the part of a full-time SS. As if Carolina’s defense needs any more pieces.
Round 2
  1. Cleveland Browns: Connor Cook, QB, MSU. By waiting until the 2nd to take a QB, the Browns aren’t saying “screw you Johnny, we’re replacing you”, but they also aren’t leaving their season in the hands of a QB who has had both on and off field struggles. Cook’s play style is the antithesis of Manziel, he is a pocket passer who is safe with the football; his tape doesn't wow you but at the end of the day, he does just about everything well.
  2. Tennessee Titans: Su’a Cravens, S/LB, USC. I can’t figure Cravens out. USC seems intent on playing him at LB but I’m just not sure he has the size for an NFL linebacker. I think a move back to safety in the pros could really benefit him, and Tennessee could be the team to take a risk with him. The Titans have one of the worst Safety situations in the league, and Cravens’ ceiling is one of the highest in this draft class.
  3. San Diego Chargers: Kenny Clark, DL, UCLA. Clark has the look of a rush specialist 3-texh/5-tech, and while I’m not buying into him on the same level as Matt Miller, I still think he deserves to be a late 1st or early 2nd pick. Plus, if he joins the Chargers he might not even have to leave town! … just kidding, fuck the Spanos.
  4. Baltimore Ravens: Michael Thomas, WR, Ohio State. The Ravens are hurting at WR, and that situation isn’t going to get better with Steve Smith’s retirement. Luckily, they will be getting Breshad Perriman back next season, and pairing a deep threat like Perriman with the catch machine possession monster that is Michael Thomas will likely take a lot of pressure off of Flacco’s back.
  5. Dallas Cowboys: Devontae Booker, RB, Utah. The Cowboys can’t rely on Darren McFadden forever. Booker can make defenders miss in the open field, but also gets a lot of his yards after contact, which will make him even more deadly behind one of the league’s best Offensive Lines.
  6. Detroit Lions: Le’Raven Clark, OT, Texas Tech. Watching Matt Stafford drop back, sometimes I swear the guy must have PTSD. The Lions need a revamp on the OL, and Clark can help them out immediately. He has shown good November in the run game at Texas Tech while also doing a nice job of keeping Patrick Mahomes alive.
  7. St. Louis Rams: Hunter Henry, TE, Arkansas. Jared Cook is as good as gone this offseason, and while the Rams have some good blocking TEs, they lack a dynamic playmaker at the position. Henry can fix that. I ommitted Jake Butt from this draft due to his decision to remain in school, but Henry would have been my top TE anyway. He’s a reliable receiver who can also come in and run-block well, something a lot of college TEs aren’t known for.
  8. Jacksonville Jaguars: Jeremy Cash, S, Duke. Jacksonville spends another pick upgrading the secondary as they acquire the intimidating Jeremy Cash, who is a phenom when rushing the passer or coming up to stuff the run. His pass coverage needs work, but no 2nd round pick is perfect, and the foundation to become a great player is there, athletically.
  9. San Francisco 49ers: Carl Lawson, EDGE, Auburn. Another Carl led the nation in sacks, but its the one from Auburn that I believe will go off the board first. Lawson plays the run and the pass equally well, and won a few matchups against premier LT Laremy Tunsil in the Auburn-Ole Miss game. If not for injuries, I think Lawson would very likely be a first rounder. San Fran needs to get back their way of rushing the passer with impunity.
  10. New Orleans Saints: Adolphus Washington, DL, Ohio State. New Orleans has some pass rushers in Cam Jordan and Hau'oli Kikaha, but lacks any outstanding interior DL players. Kevin Williams has been good, but is very old. Washington has been part of a dominant OSU defense, and took advantage of the high number of one-on-one opportunities he saw with Bosa getting double teamed often.
  11. St. Louis Rams (from PHI): Josh Perry, LB, Ohio State. Two Ohio State defenders off the board in a row? Some people like the flash offered by Perry’s teammate Darron Lee, but I think Perry’s skillset translates to the NFL better. He can stuff the run well and does a great job of diagnosing plays and not getting caught being undisciplined.
  12. Indianapolis Colts: Leonard Floyd, EDGE, Georgia. The Colts need to instill some life into one of the league’s worst defenses. Leonard Floyd has been used in a multitude of ways at Georgia, but his specialty is as a stand-up OLB that has the athleticism to rush the passer or drop back into coverage. Floyd will probably have to come off the field on short yardage downs early on, but if he can bulk up
  13. Miami Dolphins: Pat Elfein, OG, Ohio State. The Dolphins are in dire need of a Guard, and Elfein is a damn fine one. He has been opening holes for Ezekiel Elliot right and left this season, and also offers a lot in pass pro, not getting overpowered at the point of attack. As a Giants fan, I know I heard ‘False Start, #63, Offense’ too many times on Monday Night.
  14. Oakland Raiders: Desmond King, CB, Iowa. King has had a phenomenal season on a stout Iowa defense, but has given up at least one big play in most games I’ve watched of him. Still, he has taken on WR1s all year and held opponents to pedestrian numbers week in and week out. Oakland’s corner situation is a little murky, and King could very well be the #1 corner going into 2016.
  15. Washington Redskins: Kentrell Brothers, ILB, Missouri. I’ll admit now that I haven’t watched a ton of Redskins games, but PFF is not fond of Perry Riley and Keenan Robinson in the middle of Washington’s defense. Kentrell Brothers is my 3rd ILB in the draft and my 2nd in pass coverage, something that should be music to Skins’ fans ears. The Missouri prospect looks like a 3-down LB in the pros, and well worthy of a mid-2nd round pick.
  16. Buffalo Bills: Tony Conner, S, Ole Miss. The Bills just used a 2nd round pick last year improving the secondary, with the selection of Ronald Darby. They look to add to the defense again with Tony Conner, who could be a first round prospect if not for a season-ending injury. Connor is one of the better coverage safeties in this draft, which is good for Buffalo, who have given up some big plays this year.
  17. Chicago Bears: Taylor Decker, OT, Ohio State. Chicago gets the best out of Kyle Long when he’s playing Guard, so they could use with an OT upgrade this offseason. Decker is a premier run-blocking Tackle who could start right away as a RT and possibly move to LT in the future. If Chicago moves on from Matt Forte, they could use the excellent run-blocking to instill some confidence in their new RB.
  18. New York Jets: Kendall Fuller, CB, Virginia Tech. Wait… a 2nd round CB to the JETS? Well, Antonio Cromartie has been a pretty big disappointment this season, and while the Jets have gotten solid performance out of Marcus Williams and Buster Skrine this season, they lack depth behind their top 3. Additionally, the Jets have shown a penchant to take best player on their board, regardless of how they’re doing at the position.
  19. Minnesota Vikings: Scooby Wright III, LB, Arizona. After Eric Kendricks last year, and Anthony Barr the season before, the Vikes have a chance to complete their trifecta of young LBs with the addition of Scooby Wright III. Often criticized for being undersized, I can’t help but be impressed with Wright every time I watch him. He seems to make plays left and right, and constantly be around the ball. Minnesota is quietly growing into one of the best defenses in football, and Wright can only help them get better.
  20. Atlanta Falcons: Carl Nassib, EDGE, Penn State. Atlanta is currently ranked dead last on sacks for the season. One way to fix that is to draft college football’s sack leader. With 15.5 on the season, Nassib exploded onto the scene as part of a strong PSU defense. While his tape isn’t the most impressive (I’d like to see more bend and some new moves), the stats simply can’t be ignored. Fun fact: his brother is already in the NFL!
  21. New York Giants: OJ Howard, TE, Alabama. The Giants are in need of a legit TE1, with Larry Donnell turning in a disappointing season to date. Howard is mostly potential, having gotten not too much action in an Alabama offense that leans heavily on its run game. Howard’s athleticism is clear to see, though, and he has a good understanding of zone coverages as well as a nice set of hands. His big weakness is his run blocking, which is something that, with effort, can be worked on.
  22. Kansas City Chiefs: Corey Coleman, WR, Baylor. Kansas City’s WRs have looked night and day from last year, but there’s still room for improvement. Coleman is a speedy WR with good hands who has been one of college’s biggest playmakers of 2015.
  23. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Cam Sutton, CB, Tennessee. Tampa has a good CB in Alterraun Verner and an okay one in Jonathan Banks, but overall the quality of their defensive backfield is relatively low. Sutton had a somewhat disappointing college season, but is still a highly athletic CB who can man up on opposing receivers. With Verner at his best playing the slot, Tampa could be on the hunt for a CB1 candidate this offseason.
  24. Houston Texans: Gunner Kiel, QB, Cincinnati. Kiel has raised in my QB rankings over time watching him, going from a 4th round prospect to a late 2nd one. Houston is getting some pretty great production from Brian Hoyer, and even TJ Yates looked good in limited snaps. So, they weren’t forced to grab a first-round QB, but they should still look for their future QB in this draft. Kiel is more than just a big arm, and he already reminds me of a pro passer when I watch him.
  25. Pittsburgh Steelers: Karl Joseph, S, WVU. The Steelers continue to address their secondary needs in the 2nd round, grabbing Karl Joseph, who was having a career year at WVU before his season was ended due to injury. Some think he’s too small for FS and projects better as a nickel CB, but I think he can maintain his own in the pros. He reads QBs well, hits hard, and has some ball skills as well.
  26. Seattle Seahawks: Hassan Ridgeway, DL, Texas. Texas hasn’t had the best roster as of late, but one player who has stood out on film. He gets a lot of penetration in the run game (6 TFLs) and passing game (3 sacks). Lining up next to Michael Bennett and Cliff Avril means he’ll see a lot more one-on-ones than he did in college.
  27. Cincinnati Bengals: Leonte Carroo, WR, Rutgers. The Bengals may very well lose Mohamed Sanu this season, so why not replace one Rutgers WR with another? Even if they keep Sanu, both he and Marvin Jones are Free Agents so it’s likely that one of them won’t be coming back to Cincy. As a Rutgers fan I can tell you that if we had a decent QB, Carroo’s numbers would be insane. He’s the only real threat on the offense, consistently sees double coverage, and still finds a way to make clutch catches week in and week out.
  28. Green Bay Packers: Darron Lee, EDGE/LB, Ohio State. The Packers have gotten good production out of Julius Peppers this season, but he isn’t getting younger. Lee is a player who, to me, pops out for his ability to rush the passer. While he plays OLB in Ohio State’s 4-3 defense, he is used often as a blitz LB, and with good results (9 sacks in the last 2 years). Lee can also move inside if needed to and play coverage.
  29. New England Patriots: Landon Turner, OG, North Carolina. New England has an outstanding set of Tackles, but they could use some help on the interior of their OL. Landon Turner has been a riser for me as I watched him bulldoze people at UNC. The Pats probably want to go CB here, but they’d be reaching a bit IMO, and that just doesn’t seem like a Bill Belichick thing to do.
  30. Arizona Cardinals: Christian Hackenberg, QB, Penn State. Hackenberg is one of the most polarizing QBs in college football. I will say that his 2014 tape was impressive, and he showed flashes again this year. I think Hack has clearly played his way out of the first round, but all it takes is one team to fall in love with his arm and potential and he’s off the board. For what it’s worth, Arizona is pretty much the ideal landing
  31. Denver Broncos: Paul Perkins, RB, UCLA. Denver hasn’t gotten a lot of production out of fan favorite CJ Anderson this year, and while Ronnie Hillman has been better, he hasn’t exactly looked like a workhorse out there. Paul Perkins is a fantastic one-cut back who can be leaned on to carry an offense. With Denver’s WRs, though, he shouldn’t face too many stacked boxes.
  32. Carolina Panthers: Jonathan Allen, EDGE, Alabama. Per PFF, 2 of Carolina’s 3 worst defensive players are DEs (Jared Allen, Kony Ealy). Ealy is still relatively young, but I don’t think that should proclude the Panthers from going for a pass rusher early. Defense in back-to-back rounds? Probably won’t happen, but a good pick here I think. Allen has the size for a 4-3 end, and he definitely has the production. Whether that’s a result of the surrounding talent remains to be seen.
Round 3
  1. Tennessee Titans: Derrick Henry, RB, Alabama.
  2. Cleveland Browns: Rashard Higgins, WR, CSU.
  3. Baltimore Ravens: Will Redmond, CB, Mississippi State.
  4. San Diego Chargers: Keanu Neal, S, Florida.
  5. Philadelphia Eagles (from DET): Dadi Nicholas, EDGE, Virginia Tech.
  6. St. Louis Rams: Jack Allen, C, MSU.
  7. Jacksonville Jaguars: Spencer Drango, OT/OG, Baylor.
  8. Dallas Cowboys: JT Barrett, QB, Ohio State.
  9. New Orleans Saints: Austin Hooper, TE, Stanford.
  10. Philadelphia Eagles: Gerald Hawkins, OT, LSU.
  11. San Francisco 49ers: Brandon Doughty, QB.
  12. Miami Dolphins: Kendall Beckwith, ILB, LSU.
  13. Oakland Raiders: Alex Collins, RB, Arkansas.
  14. Washington Redskins: Sheldon Day, DL, Notre Dame.
  15. Indianapolis Colts: Deiondre’ Hall, CB, Northern Iowa.
  16. Chicago Bears: Cassanova McKinzey, ILB, Auburn.
  17. Buffalo Bills: Demarcus Robinson, WR, Florida.
  18. Minnesota Vikings: Ethan Pocic, OG, LSU.
  19. Atlanta Falcons: Germain Ifedi, OT/OG, Texas A&M.
  20. New York Jets: Yannick Ngakoue, EDGE, Maryland.
  21. New York Giants: Tyler Matakevich, ILB, Temple.
  22. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Jalen Mills, S, LSU.
  23. Kansas City Chiefs: Eric Murray, CB, Minnesota.
  24. Pittsburgh Steelers: Bucky Hodges, TE, Virginia Tech.
  25. Seattle Seahawks: Nick Martin, C, Notre Dame.
  26. Houston Texans: Jonathan Bullard, DL, Florida.
  27. Green Bay Packers: Tyler Johnstone, OT, Oregon.
  28. Cincinnati Bengals: Jayron Kearse, S, Clemson.
  29. Arizona Cardinals: Evan Engram, WTE, Ole Miss.
  30. New England Patriots: James Bradberry, CB, Samford.
  31. Denver Broncos: Maliek Collins, DL, Nebraska.
  32. Carolina Panthers: DeAndre Washington, WR, Texas Tech.
  33. Detroit Lions: CJ Prosise, RB, Notre Dame.
  34. New England Patriots: Travin Dural, WR, LSU
  35. Seattle Seahawks: Joe Schobert, LB, Wisconsin
  36. Denver Broncos: Jacoby Brisett, QB, NC State
Round 4
  1. Cleveland Browns: Zack Sanchez, CB, Oklahoma
  2. Tennessee Titans: Anthony Zettel, DL, Penn State
  3. San Diego Chargers: Corey Davis, WR, Western Michigan
  4. Baltimore Ravens: Eric Striker, EDGE, Oklahoma
  5. Jacksonville Jaguars: Noah Spence, EDGE, Eastern Kentucky
  6. Dallas Cowboys: Darian Thompson, S, Boise State
  7. St. Louis Rams: Montravius Adams, DL, Auburn
  8. Philadelphia Eagles: Aaron Burbridge, WR, MSU
  9. San Francisco 49ers: Kenneth Dixon, RB, LA Tech
  10. New Orleans Saints: Joshua Garnett, OG, Stanford
  11. Oakland Raiders: Nate Gerry, S, Nebraska
  12. Washington Redskins: Max Tuerk, C, USC
  13. Indianapolis Colts: Ryan Kelly, C, Alabama
  14. Miami Dolphins: Brandon Facyson, CB, Virginia Tech
  15. Buffalo Bills: Kris Frost, LB, Auburn
  16. Chicago Bears: Cody Kessler, QB, USC
  17. Atlanta Falcons: Chris Jones, DL, Mississippi State
  18. New York Jets: Kenyan Drake, RB, Alabama
  19. Minnesota Vikings: Tyvis Powell, S, Ohio State
  20. New York Giants: Braxton Miller, WR, Ohio State
  21. Kansas City Chiefs: Greg Pyke, OG, Georgia
  22. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Kenny Lawler, WR, Cal
  23. Seattle Seahawks: Maurice Canady, CB, Virginia
  24. Houston Texans: Nick Vannett, TE, Ohio State
  25. Pittsburgh Steelers: Sheldon Rankins, DL, Louisville
  26. Cincinnati Bengals: Lewis Neal, EDGE, LSU
  27. Green Bay Packers: Austin Johnson, NT, Penn State
  28. New England Patriots: Mike Matthews, C, Texas A&M
  29. Arizona Cardinals: Charles Tapper, DL, Oklahoma
  30. Baltimore Ravens (from DEN): DJ Foster, RB/OW, Arizona State
  31. Carolina Panthers: Tyler Marz, OT, Wisconsin
  32. Green Bay Packers: Jake McGee, TE, Florida
  33. San Francisco 49ers: Pharoh Cooper, WR, South Carolina
  34. Baltimore Ravens: Trevone Boykin, QB, TCU
  35. Baltimore Ravens: Antonio Morrison, ILB, Florida
  36. Dallas Cowboys: Taveze Calhoun, CB, Mississippi State
  37. Denver Broncos: Eddie Jackson, S, Alabama
  38. Green Bay Packers: De’Runnya Wilson, WR, Mississippi State
  39. Cleveland Browns: Zeek Bigger, ILB, East Carolina
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2015.03.13 13:00 NFL_Mod Free Agency Tracker - Day 4

Today is day 4 of free agency. The page below is where we will keep all free agency signings. If you wish to help us keep it up to date, contact the moderators.

Free agency 2015 updating wiki page

Today's signings will also be shown on this page.
They are ordered in terms of recency, with the most recent deals at the top. This will be updated for at least the next week. If you have anything to add to the post please post it in the comments. NFL.com also has an official free agency tracker. Comments discussing the signings are also welcome here but we will also be allowing one post for each transaction it's own thread so those will probably be more lively. Further updates to a signing should go in that thread.

Day 4 - 3/13, Friday

Team Player Position Length Contract Guaranteed Former Team
Rams Kenny Britt WR 2 years $9.125 million $4.3 million Rams
Raiders Christian Ponder QB Vikings
Chargers Jimmy Wilson CB 2 years Dolphins
Bills Percy Harvin WR 1 year $6 million Jets
Broncos Shelley Smith G 2 years $5.65 million Dolphins
Chiefs Richard Gordon TE Chiefs
Chiefs Kelcie McCray S Chiefs
Chiefs Jason Avant WR Chiefs
Steelers DeAngelo Williams RB Panthers
Broncos Darian Stewart S Ravens
Jagurs Bryan Walters PWR Seahawks
Cowboys Ray Agnew FB Browns
Patriots Scott Chandler TE Bills
Saints CJ Spiller RB 4 years $18 million $9 million Bills
Titans Anthony Fasano TE Chiefs
Rams Nick Fairley DT 1 year $5 million Lions
Cowboys Darren McFadden RB 2 years $5.8 million Raiders
Redskins Chris Culliver CB 3 years 49ers
Titans Karl Klug DT/DE Titans
Titans Ryan Succop K 3 years Titans
Titans Derrick Morgan LB 4 years $27 million $10.5 million Titans
Titans Brian Orakpo LB 4 years $32 million $13.5 million Redskins
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2014.12.26 21:26 slumslum [Game Preview] Philadelphia Eagles (9-6) at New York Giants (6-9)

Philadelphia Eagles (9-6) at New York Giants (6-9)
The Eagles will conclude the 2014 regular season against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium on Sunday Afternoon. Earlier this season, Philadelphia received strong performances from LeSean McCoy (22 carries for 149 yards) and the team's defensive unit. The Eagles blanked the Giants (27-0) at Lincoln Financial Field marking the team's first shutout victory since 1996. Last week, the Eagles notched 495 yards of total offense, but could not overcome two turnovers and two missed field goals as they fell to Washington, 27-24, at FedEx Field.
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Game Time Game Location
1:00 PM - Eastern MetLife Stadium
12:00 PM - Central 1 MetLife Stadium Drive
11:00 AM - Mountain East Rutherford, NJ 07073
10:30 AM - Pacific Wikipedia - Map
Weather Forecast
Stadium Type: Open Air
Temperature: 50°F
Feels Like: 48°F
Forecast: Rain
Humidity: 69%
Chance of Precipitation: 56%
Cloud Coverage: 96%
Wind: W 6 MPH
Betting Odds
Oddsshark Information
Favorite/Opening Line: Giants by -1½
OveUnder: 52
Record VS. Spread: Philadelphia 7-7-1, New York 7-8
Where to Watch on TV
FOX - Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston, and Tony Siragusa
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Internet Streams
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Listen to Merrill Reese and Mike Quick
Location Station Frequency
Philadelphia, PA WIP-FM 94.1 FM and 610 AM
Allentown, PA WCTO-FM 96.1 FM
Levittown, PA WBCB-AM 1490 AM
Wilmington, DE WDEL-AM 1150 AM
Reading, PA WEEU-AM 830 AM
Sunbury, PA WEGH-FM 107.3 FM
Pottsville, PA WPPA-AM 1360 AM
Williamsport, PA WBZD-FM 93.3 FM
Harrisburg/York/Lancaster, PA WSOX-FM 96.1 FM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WAFL-FM 97.7 FM
Wilkes-Barre / Scranton, PA WEZX-FM 106.9 and 107.3
Atlantic City, NJ WENJ-AM 97.3 FM/1450 AM
Milford, DE WAFL-FM 97.7 FM
Spanish Radio
Rickie Ricardo, Gus Salazar and Macu Berral will handle the broadcast in Spanish on El Zol (1340 AM) in Philadelphia.
Satellite Radio
Station Eagles Channel Giants Channel
Sirius Radio SIRI 119 (Internet 823) SIRI 133 (Internet 820)
XM Radio XM Internet Only 823 XM 227 (Internet 820)
Sirius XM Radio SXM Internet Only 823 SXM 227 (Internet 820)
NFC East Standings
Team W L Pct PF PA Net Pts TD Home Road Div Pct Conf Pct Non-Conf Streak Last 5
z - Cowboys 11 4 .733 423 335 88 51 4-4 7-0 3-2 .600 7-4 .636 4-0 3W 4-1
Eagles 9 6 .600 440 374 66 50 6-2 3-4 3-2 .600 5-6 .455 4-0 3L 2-3
Giants 6 9 .400 354 366 -12 42 3-4 3-5 2-3 .400 4-7 .364 2-2 3W 3-2
Redskins 4 11 .267 284 394 -110 31 3-4 1-7 2-3 .400 2-9 .182 2-2 1W 1-4
Series Information
Series Leader
New York Giants leads Philadelphia Eagles (85-78-2)
On the road, the Eagles are 35-47-1 against the Giants
Points Leader
New York Giants leads Philadelphia Eagles (3121-3023)
Coaches Record
Chip Kelly: 2-1 against Giants
Tom Coughlin: 11-14 against Eagles
Coaches Head to Head
Chip Kelly leads Tom Coughlin are tied at 2-1
Quarterback Record
Mark Sanchez: Against Giants: 0-1
Eli Manning: Against Eagles: 9-14
Quarterbacks Head to Head
Eli Manning leads Mark Sanchez: 1-0
Records per Stadium
Record at MetLife Stadium: Philadelphia Eagles leads New York Giants (3-1)
Record at Lincoln Financial Field: Philadelphia Eagles lead the New York Giants (7-6)
Rankings and Last Meeting Information
AP Pro 32 Ranking
Eagles No. 12 - Giants No. 21
Last Week
Eagles: L 27-24 vs Redskins
Giants: W 37-27 vs Rams
Last Meeting
Oct. 12, 2014 - Eagles beat the Giants 27-0
Last Meeting Details
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Last 10 Meetings
Date Winner Loser Score
10/12/2014 Eagles Giants 27-0
10/27/2013 Giants Eagles 15-7
10/06/2013 Eagles Giants 36-21
12/27/2012 Giants Eagles 42-7
09/06/2012 Eagles Giants 19-17
11/06/2011 Eagles Giants 17-10
09/27/2011 Giants Eagles 29-16
12/06/2010 Eagles Giants 38-31
11/06/2010 Eagles Giants 27-17
12/06/2009 Eagles Giants 45-38
Injury Reports Depth Charts
Eagles Eagles
Giants Giants
2014 Stats (Starters/Leaders)
Eagles Season Stats
Giants Season Stats
Statmilk Match-up
Passing
Name CMP ATT PCT YDS TD INT RAT
Foles 186 311 59.8% 2163 13 10 81.4
Sanchez 175 273 64.1% 2126 12 10 87.3
Manning 351 548 64.1% 3981 29 13 93.5
Rushing
Name ATT YDS AVG TD
McCoy 295 1220 4.1 5
Williams 202 678 3.4 6
Receiving
Name REC YDS AVG TD
Maclin 82 1269 15.5 10
Beckham Jr. 79 1120 14.2 11
Sacks
Name Sacks Team Total
Barwin 14.5 49.0
Pierre-Paul 10.5 43.0
Tackles
Name Total Solo Assist Sacks
Kendricks 77 58 19 4.0
McClain 108 68 40 2.5
Interceptions
Name Ints Team Total
Jenkins/Allen 3 11
Demps 4 16
Punting
Name ATT YDS LONG AVG NET IN 20 TB FC BP
Jones 69 3039 68 44.0 38.6 30 7 15 0
Weatherford 74 3389 71 45.8 39.1 23 6 15 0
Kicking
Name ATT MADE % LONG PAT
Parkey 34 30 88.2% 54 50/50
Brown 22 20 90.9% 52 42/42
Kick Returns
Name ATT YDS AVG LONG TD
Huff 13 386 29.7 107 1
Parker 18 441 24.5 45 0
Punt Returns
Name RET YDS AVG LONG TD FC
Sproles 37 491 13.3 82 2 14
Beckham Jr. 29 171 7.7 25 0 9
League Rankings
Offense Rankings
Team Overall Rushing Passing
Eagles 5 9 6
Giants 12 22 10
Defense Rankings
Team Overall Rushing Passing
Eagles 25 17 25
Giants 28 30 17
Connections
Eagles defensive coordinator Bill Davis spent the 2004 season as the Giants linebackers coach
LB Emmanuel Acho spent the first seven weeks of the 2013 season on the Giants practice squad before being signed by the Eagles on 10/21/13
Giants head coach Tom Coughlin spent two season in Philadelphia as the team's wide receivers coach from 1984-85.
Giants S Quintin Demps was originally a 4th round draft choice of the Eagles in 2008
Giants DT Cullen Jenkins spent two season with the Eagles (2011-12) and recorded 9.5 sacks while starting all 32 games
Giants DT Mike Patterson was originally drafted by the Eagles in the 1st round of the 2005 NFL Draft. Patterson started 99 regular season games with the Eagles in his 7 years with the team
Giants CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie played two season (2011-12 with Philly.
Giants C Dallas Reynolds started 14 games for the Eagles in 2012 and spent 4 seasons with the team from 2009-12.
Giants Practice Squad T Michael Bamiro spent the entirety of the 2013 season with the Eagles before being waived prior to the start of the 2014 season.
Talking Points
Long-time NFC East rivals will be cleaning out lockers after this one. After beating Dallas on Thanksgiving to take lead in division, defending NFC East champion Eagles lost three straight to miss playoffs.
QB Mark Sanchez returns to MetLife Stadium for first time since being released by Jets after last season
Giants have won three in row after losing seven straight in bid to save coach Tom Coughlin’s job.
Eagles
With three points on Sunday, the 2014 Eagles (440 points) will set a team record for most points scored in a single season, breaking the record of 442 points set in 2013.
QB Mark Sanchez threw for a career-high 374 yards last week against the Redskins
RB LeSean McCoy has 1,220 yards rushing, his fourth 1,000-yard season in five years. He needs 80 yards on the ground to become the first Eagles running back in franchise history to eclipse the 1,300-yard mark three times in his career. With 44 career rushing touchdowns, McCoy needs one more to tie Wilbert Montgomery (45) for second place in franchise history. McCoy (8,960) needs 26 yards from scrimmage to move into third place in team history, passing Montgomery (8,985). With 21 more carries, McCoy (1,445) will pass Montgomery (1,465) for first place in team history in all-time rushing attempts
WR Jeremy Maclin has a career-high 82 catches for 1,269 yards. His 10 TD catches match his career best in a season. Maclin (4,722) needs 43 receiving yards to pass Ben Hawkins for eighth place on the team’s all-time receiving yardage leaderboard. After surpassing 1,000 yards for the first time in his career, Maclin (1,269) currently ranks fourth in Eagles history for the most receiving yards in a single season and is 141 yards away from surpassing Mike Quick (1,409 in 1983) for the top spot on the list. With 82 receptions, Maclin needs four catches to tie for the third most in a single season in Eagles history, six to tie for second and eight to tie for first
On Saturday, Philadelphia TE Zach Ertz set a franchise record with 15 receptions, which is also tied for the second-highest total by an NFL tight end since 1960, trailing only Cowboys TE Jason Witten (18 in 2012.
LB Connor Barwin had three sacks and forced fumble in last win over New York. He leads NFC with 14.5 sacks. With his next sack, Barwin (14.5) will pass Hugh Douglas and Reggie White (15.0 in 2000 & 1991 respectively) and move into a tie with Clyde Simmons (15.5 in 1989) for the seventh-highest single-season sack total in Eagles history. With 1.5 more sacks, Barwin can tie Greg Brown (16.0 in 1984) for sixth place in team history. With another 2+ sack game this year, he will become just the third Eagle in team history to have five such games in a single season, joining Reggie White (8 in 1987 and 6 in 1988) and Jason Babin (6 in 2011)
QB Nick Foles and QB Mark Sanchez have combined to throw for 4,289 yards in 2014, which is only 118 yards away from the team record of 4,406 set in 2013. Additionally, the QBs (361) are seven completions away from the franchise mark of 367, set in 2012. Sanchez and Foles are the second pair of NFL teammates to each throw for over 2,000 yards in the same season, joining St. Louis' Kurt Warner and Trent Green in 2000
RB/PR Darren Sproles (491) needs 13 punt return yards to pass Vai Sikahema (503 in 1992) for second place in Eagles single-season history and 77 to set the team record currently held by Brian Mitchell (567 in 2002). Sproles (two) can become the Eagles franchise leader in punt return touchdowns in a single season with his next return for a score.
K Cody Parkey (140 points) is currently third in Eagles history in single-season scoring and can move into the top position with five more points. David Akers (144 points in 2008) currently holds the team record and occupies the top two spots on the leaderboard. Additionally, Parkey ranks fourth in NFL history in scoring among rookies and needs five points to pass Kevin Butler (144 in 1985) for the most points by a rookie in league history. With one more field goal, Parkey (30) would set an Eagles rookie record for the most successful field goals in a single season, which he is currently tied for with Paul McFadden (30 in 1984).
Giants
QB Eli Manning threw for 391 yards, three touchdowns and had a 148.8 rating last week. His rating is 109.8 in past five games. He needs 19 yards passing for fourth 4,000-yard season.
RB Andre Williams has rushed for at least 100 yards in two of last three games.
WR Odell Beckham Jr. has 79 catches, most by any player in first 11 games. He leads rookies with 1,120 yards receiving and is tied for rookie lead with 11 TD catches.
DE Jason Pierre-Paul, free agent after this season, has seven sacks and two forced fumbles in his last four games.
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2014.12.12 20:21 slumslum [Game Preview] Philadelphia Eagles (9-4) vs. Dallas Cowboys (9-4)

Philadelphia Eagles (9-4) vs. Dallas Cowboys (9-4)
The Eagles will kick off a three-game stretch against NFC East foes as they welcome the Dallas Cowboys to Lincoln Financial Field in a Heavyweight bout on NBC's Sunday Night Football. With three games remaining in the 2014 season, Philadelphia and Dallas, both 9-4, remain knotted atop the NFC East. In Week 13, RB LeSean McCoy rushed for 159 yards and a touchdown, while the Eagles defense received interceptions from Nate Allen and Cary Williams as Philadelphia defeted the Cowboys 33-10 on Thanksgiving Day at AT&T Stadium.
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Game Time Game Location
8:30 PM - Eastern Lincoln Financial Field
7:30 PM - Central 1020 Pattison Avenue
6:30 PM - Mountain Philadelphia, PA 19148
5:30 PM - Pacific Wikipedia - Map
Weather Forecast
Stadium Type: Open Air
Temperature: 40°F
Feels Like: 32°F
Forecast: Clear
Humidity: 75%
Chance of Precipitation: 4%
Cloud Coverage: 8%
Wind: NW 10 MPH
Betting Odds
Oddsshark Information
Favorite/Opening Line: Eagles by -3.5
OveUnder: 55
Record VS. Spread: Dallas 7-6, Philadelphia 7-5-1
Where to Watch on TV
NBC - Sunday Night Football - Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, and Michele Tafoya
TV Map - Week 15 TV Coverage Map
Internet Streams
NBC Sports Live Extra - Provider Participation Required
NFL Streams - Look here 30 minutes before the game for Streams
Listen to Merrill Reese and Mike Quick
Location Station Frequency
Philadelphia, PA WIP-FM 94.1 FM and 610 AM
Allentown, PA WCTO-FM 96.1 FM
Levittown, PA WBCB-AM 1490 AM
Wilmington, DE WDEL-AM 1150 AM
Reading, PA WEEU-AM 830 AM
Sunbury, PA WEGH-FM 107.3 FM
Pottsville, PA WPPA-AM 1360 AM
Williamsport, PA WBZD-FM 93.3 FM
Harrisburg/York/Lancaster, PA WSOX-FM 96.1 FM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WAFL-FM 97.7 FM
Wilkes-Barre / Scranton, PA WEZX-FM 106.9 and 107.3
Atlantic City, NJ WENJ-AM 97.3 FM/1450 AM
Milford, DE WAFL-FM 97.7 FM
Spanish Radio
Rickie Ricardo, Gus Salazar and Macu Berral will handle the broadcast in Spanish on El Zol (1340 AM) in Philadelphia.
National Radio
Westwood One Sports will air the game with Kevin Kugler, Hall of Famer and former Eagle James Lofton and seven-year NFL O-lineman and Wyomissing, PA native Ross Tucker on the call.
Satellite Radio
Station Eagles Channel Cowboys Channel
Sirius Radio SIRI 92 (Internet 823) SIRI 93 (Internet 808)
XM Radio XM 226 (Internet 823) XM 225 (Internet 808)
Sirius XM Radio SXM 226 (Internet 823) SXM 225 (Internet 808)
NFC East Standings
Team W L Pct PF PA Net Pts TD Home Road Div Pct Conf Pct Non-Conf Streak Last 5
Eagles 9 4 .692 389 309 80 44 6-1 3-3 3-0 1.000 5-4 .556 4-0 1L 2-2
Cowboys 9 4 .692 343 301 42 40 3-4 6-0 2-2 .500 6-4 .600 3-0 1W 3-1
Giants 4 9 .308 293 326 -33 35 2-4 2-5 1-3 .250 2-7 .222 2-2 1W 1-3
Redskins 3 10 .231 244 346 -102 27 2-4 1-6 1-2 .333 1-8 .111 2-2 5L 0-4
Series Information
Series Leader
Cowboys lead the Eagles: 62-49
Head to Head Box Scores
Points Leader
Cowboys lead the Eagles: 2406-2172
Coaches Record
Chip Kelly: 2-1 against Cowboys
Jason Garrett: 4-5 against Eagles
Coaches Head to Head
Chip Kelly leads 2-1
Quarterback Record
Mark Sanchez: Against Cowboys: 2-0
Tony Romo: Against Eagles: 10-7
Quarterbacks Head to Head
Mark Sanchez leads Tony Romo: 2-0
Records per Stadium
Record @ Lincoln Financial Field: Cowboys lead 6-5
Record @ AT&T Stadium: Eagles lead 4-3
Rankings and Last Meeting Information
AP Pro 32 Ranking
Eagles No. 5 - Cowboys No. 9
Last Week
Eagles: L 24-14 vs Seahawks
Cowboys: W 41-28 vs Bears
Last Meeting
Nov. 27, 2014 - Eagles beat the Cowboys 33-10
Last Meeting Details
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Click here to view the GAME BOOK RECAP
Last 10 Meetings
Date Winner Loser Score
11/27/2014 Eagles Cowboys 33-10
12/29/2013 Eagles Cowboys 24-22
10/20/2013 Cowboys Eagles 17-3
12/02/2012 Cowboys Eagles 38-33
11/11/2012 Cowboys Eagles 38-23
12/24/2011 Eagles Cowboys 20-7
10/30/2011 Eagles Cowboys 34-7
01/02/2011 Cowboys Eagles 14-13
12/12/2010 Eagles Cowboys 30-27
01/09/2010 Cowboys Eagles 34-14
Injury Reports Depth Charts
Eagles Eagles
Cowboys Cowboys
2014 Stats (Starters/Leaders)
Eagles Season Stats
Cowboys Season Stats
Statmilk Match-up
Passing
Name CMP ATT PCT YDS TD INT RAT
Foles 186 311 59.8% 2163 13 10 81.4
Sanchez 121 195 62.1% 1500 10 7 88.0
Romo 242 350 69.1% 2923 25 8 108.8
Rushing
Name ATT YDS AVG TD
McCoy 259 1068 4.1 4
Murray 320 1606 5.0 9
Receiving
Name REC YDS AVG TD
Maclin 74 1109 15.0 10
Bryant 73 1034 14.2 10
Sacks
Name Sacks Team Total
Barwin 13.5 44.0
Melton 5.0 19.0
Tackles
Name Total Solo Assist Sacks
Jenkins 50 39 11 0
Church 78 63 15 0
Interceptions
Name Ints Team Total
Jenkins 3 10
Church/McClain/CarteScandrick 2 12
Punting
Name ATT YDS LONG AVG NET IN 20 TB FC BP
D. Jones 64 2811 61 43.9 38.0 28 7 13 0
C. Jones 46 2117 64 46.0 39.6 16 2 12 1
Kicking
Name ATT MADE % LONG PAT
Parkey 29 27 93.1% 54 44/44
Bailey 24 21 87.5% 56 40/40
Kick Returns
Name ATT YDS AVG LONG TD
Polk 11 340 30.9 102 1
Harris 23 593 25.8 42 0
Punt Returns
Name RET YDS AVG LONG TD FC
Sproles 34 480 14.1 82 2 12
Harris 24 235 9.8 38 0 11
League Rankings
Offense Rankings
Team Overall Rushing Passing
Eagles 5 7 8
Cowboys 9 3 28
Defense Rankings
Team Overall Rushing Passing
Eagles 24 18 26
Cowboys 22 17 25
Connections
Eagles Quarterbacks Coach Bill Musgrave was selected by Dallas in the fourth round of the 1991 NFL Draft, but never appeared in a game for the Cowboys
Cowboys Offensive CoordinatoOffensive Line Coach Bill Callahan coached the Eagles offensive line from 1995-97
Cowboys Secondary Coach Jerome Henderson played a year in the Eagles secondary in 1995
Cowboys Assistant Director of Pro Scouting Judd Garrett was selected in the 12th round of the 1990 NFL Draft by the Eagles
Several Eagles coaches and players hail from the Lone Star State: Greg Austin (Cypress), Rick Minter (Nash), Ted Williams (Lyons), Quadrian Banks (Dallas), Emmanuel Acho (Dallas), James Casey (Azle), Nick Foles (Austin), Josh Huff (Houston), Lane Johnson (Groveton) & Jason Peters (Queen City)
Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett was born in Abington, PA, located 15 miles north of Philadelphia
Talking Points
The Cowboys have clinched their first nine-win season since going 11-5 in 2009, the last time they won the NFC East.
The Eagles have won five-consecutive games directly following a loss dating back to Week 8 of the 2013 season and will look to continue the streak on Sunday.
Philadelphia RB LeSean McCoy has rushed for 290 yards and a touchdown over his last two contests against the division rival Cowboys, including 159 yards and a TD in a Week 13 win in Dallas. McCoy currently ranks fourth in the NFL with 1,068 rushing yards.
Maclin is tied for fourth in the league with 10 receiving touchdowns (only two off of the league lead) and ranks eighth in the NFL with 1,109 receiving yards.
Eagles rookie K Cody Parkey has hit 27 field goals in his first year in the league, which leaves him six away from the team’s single-season record of 33 set by David Akers in 2008.
QB Nick Foles and QB Mark Sanchez have combined to throw for over 300 yards in seven games in 2014, which is tied for second in the NFL behind only Andrew Luck of the Indianapolis Colts, who has accomplished the feat 10 times this season.
Eagles
RB LeSean McCoy has 43 career rushing touchdowns, he needs two more to tie Wilbert Montgomery (45) for second place on the team’s all-time list. McCoy (8,779) needs 207 yards from scrimmage to move into third place in team history, which would move him past Montgomery (8,985). Additionally, with 29 more touches, McCoy (1,703) will pass Montgomery (1,731) for second place in team history in all-time touches.
WR Jeremy Maclin needs 1 more receiving touchdown to surpass his current career high. Maclin (4,562) needs 73 receiving yards to pass Fred Barnett for ninth place on the team’s all-time receiving yardage leaderboard. After surpassing 1,000 yards for the first time in his career, Maclin (1,109) can climb into the top 10 in single-season receiving yards with 38 yards and can move into the top five with 139 yards. With 74 receptions, Maclin needs three catches to tie for the ninth most in a single season in Eagles history, four to tie for seventh and seven to tie for fifth place. Maclin (10) needs one receiving touchdown to tie for the fifth-highest single-season total in team history and mark the most since Terrell Owens (14) in 2004.
RB Darren Sproles (480) needs 10 yards to pass Larry Marshall (489 in 1977) for third place in Eagles single-season history, 24 to pass Vai Sikahema (503 in 1992) and 88 to set the team record currently held by Brian Mitchell (567 in 2002). Sproles (two) can become the Eagles franchise leader in punt return touchdowns in a single season with his next return for a score.
LB Conner Barwin (13.5) needs 1 sack to pass Reggie White (14.0 in 1990 & 92) for the 10th-highest single-season sack total in Eagles history. With 1.5 more sacks, Barwin can tie Hugh Dougles (15.0 in 2000) & White (15.0 in 1991) for eighth place in team history. With another 2+ sack game this year, he will become just the third Eagle in team history to have five such games in a single season, joining Reggie White (8 in 1987 and 6 in 1988) and Jason Babin (6 in 2011).
K Cody Parkey (125 points) is currently fifth in Eagles history in single-season scoring and can move into the top four with nine more points. The top four spots on the leaderboard are all occupied by David Akers. Additionally, Parkey ranks tied for 13th in NFL history in scoring among rookies and needs 20 points to pass Kevin Butler (144 in 1985) for the most points by a rookie in league history. With four field goals, Parkey (27) would set an Eagles rookie record for most successful field goals, which is currently held by Paul McFadden (30 in 1984).
QB Mark Sanchez needs another 300+ yard output, Sanchez (three) can set a career high and tie for the third-most ever by an Eagles quarterback in a single season.
Cowboys
The Dallas Cowboys are the league's only undefeated team on the road (6-0). They've never finished a season 8-0 away from home. They are seeking their first 10-4 start since 1995.
TE Jason Witten has 126 catches for 1,424 yards and seven TDs in 22 games against Philadelphia. He's four catches away from 11th consecutive season with 50 receptions
RB DeMarco Murray is running away with the league's rushing title with 1,606 yards, but he was held to a season-low 73 yards on 20 carries by Philadelphia. Murray has failed to rush for 100 yards in all four career starts versus Philadelphia. He needs 168 yards in order to pass Emmett Smith (1773) for the Cowboys Record of most rushing yards in a single season. Murray has 11 100-yard rushing games, tied with Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith for most in team history.
QB Tony Romo had his worst game in last month's meeting, getting intercepted twice and sacked four times with a quarterback rating of 53.7. Romo also failed to throw a touchdown pass for the only time this season.
WR Dez Bryant needs 77 yards in order to pass Frank Clarke (5214) to become 5th on the Cowboys all-time career receiving yards list. Bryant and Clarke are currently tied (5th) on the Cowboys career receiving touchdown list. With 1 more touchdown, Bryant can move into 4th place along with Tony Hill.
DE Anthony Spencer (33.0) needs 1 sack in order to move into 7th place on the Cowboys career sack list which is currently held by Charles Haley.
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2014.11.13 22:31 ManceRaider Longest tenured players on each team

I did a version of this during the off-season but there is so much turnover in the off-season that it was out of date within 48 hours. I meant to post this right after the trade deadline (when rosters are pretty much what they'll be for the rest of the season) but life got in the way.
This is a list of which players have been on their current team the longest. It is NOT a list who the oldest player is on each team. You will not see Peyton Manning and Adam Vinatieri below because of that distinction. Almost all of these players were drafted by their current team, but there are a couple notable exceptions. I've also listed in italics the longest tenured player(s) from the other side of the ball (or both sides if your longest player is on special teams) to provide a better overall picture for each team. I would not be surprised if I screwed up somewhere so please put any corrections in the comments. I tried to remember to count players on IR but there are some teams I may have forgotten to check.
Key: Player, Position (Year drafted, Round drafted, Overall pick, College attended) Pro Bowls, MVPs and All-Pro selections
AFC EAST
Buffalo Bills -(tie) Kyle Williams, DT (2006, Rd 5, Pick 134, LSU) 3x Pro Bowl, 2x All Pro
Fred Jackson, RB (2006, Undrafted 2003, Coe)
Miami Dolphins - John Denney, LS (2005, Undrafted, BYU) 2x Pro Bowl
Offense: Nate Garner, G (2008, 2008 by NYJ, Rd 7, 211, Arkansas)
Defense: Randy Starks, DT (2008, 2004 by TEN, Rd 3, Pick 71, Maryland) 2x Pro Bowl
Longest tenured player drafted by team: Brian Hartline, WR (2009, 4, 108, Ohio State)
New England Patriots - Tom Brady, QB (2000, 6, 199, Michigan) 9x Pro Bowl, 2x MVP, 2x All Pro
Defense: Vince Wilfork, DL (2004, 1, 21, Miami) 5x Pro Bowl, 1x All Pro
New York Jets - (Tie) D'Brickashaw Ferguson, OT (2006, 1, 4, Virginia) 3x Pro Bowl
Nick Mangold, C (2006, 1, 29, Ohio State) 5x Pro Bowl, 3x All Pro
Defense: David Harris, LB (2007, 2, 47, Michigan)
AFC NORTH
Baltimore Ravens - Terrell Suggs, OLB (2003, 1, 10, Arizona State) 6x Pro Bowl, 1x All Pro
Offense: Marshal Yanda, G/T (2007, 3, 86, Iowa) 3x Pro Bowl, 3x All Pro
Cincinnati Bengals - Robert Geathers, DE (2004, 4, 117, Georgia)
Offense: Andrew Whitworth, OT (2006, 2, 55, LSU) 1x Pro Bowl
Cleveland Browns - Joe Thomas, OT, (2007, 1, 3, Wisconsin) 7x Pro Bowl, 4x All Pro
Defense: Ahtyba Rubin, DL (2008, 6, 190, Iowa State)
Pittsburgh Steelers - Brett Keisel, DE (2002, 7, 242, BYU) 1x Pro Bowl
Offense: Ben Roethlisberger, QB (2004, 1, 11, Miami Ohio) 2x Pro Bowl
AFC SOUTH
Houston Texans - Andre Johnson, WR (2003, 1, 3, Miami) 7x Pro Bowl, 2x All Pro
Defense (tie): Brian Cushing, ILB (2009, 1, 15, USC) 1x Pro Bowl
Tim Jamison, DE (2009, Undrafted, Michigan)
Indianapolis Colts - Reggie Wayne, WR (2001, 1, 30, Miami) 6x Pro Bowl, 3x All Pro
Defense: Robert Mathis, OLB (2003, 5, 138, Alabama A&M) 6x Pro Bowl, 1x All Pro
Jacksonville Jaguars - Josh Scobee, K (2004, 5, 137, Louisiana Tech)
Defense: Tyson Alualu, DE (2010, 1, 10, Cal Berkeley)
Offense: Cecil Shorts III, WR (2011, 4, 114, Mount Union)
Tennessee Titans - Michael Roos, OT (2005, 2, 41, Eastern Washington) 1x Pro Bowl
Defense: Michael Griffin, FS (2007, 1, 19, Texas) 2x Pro Bowl
AFC WEST
Denver Broncos - Ryan Clady, OT (2008, 1, 12, Boise State) 3x Pro Bowl, 2x All Pro
Defense: David Bruton Jr., S/ST (2009, 4, 114, Notre Dame)
Kansas City Chiefs - (tie) Derrick Johnson, ILB (2005, 1, 15, Texas) 3x Pro Bowl
Dustin Colquitt, P (2005, 3, 99, Tennessee) 1x Pro Bowl
Offense: Dwayne Bowe, WR (2007, 1, 23, LSU) 1x Pro Bowl
Oakland Raiders - Sebastian Janikowski, K (2000, 1, 17, Florida State) 1x Pro Bowl
Offense: Darren McFadden, RB (2008, 1, 4, Arkansas)
Defense: Tyvon Branch, SS (2008, 4, 100, Connecticut)
San Diego Chargers - (tie) Mike Scifres, P (2003, 5, 149, Western Illinois)
Antonio Gates, TE (2003, Undrafted, Kent State) 8x Pro Bowl
Defense: Eric Weddle, FS (2007, 2, 37, Utah) 2x Pro Bowl
NFC EAST
Dallas Cowboys - (tie) Jason Witten, TE (2003, 3, 69, TN) 9x Pro Bowl
Tony Romo, QB (2003, Undrafted, Eastern Illinois) 3x Pro Bowl
Defense: Anthony Spencer, DE (2007, 1, 26, Purdue) 1x Pro Bowl
New York Giants - Eli Manning, QB (2004 by SD, 1, 1, Mississippi) 3x Pro Bowl
Defense: Mathias Kiwanuka, DE (2006, 1 , 32, Boston College)
Philadelphia Eagles - (tie) Todd Herremans, G (2005, 4, 126, Saginaw Valley State)
Trent Cole, OLB (2005, 5, 146, Cincinnati) 2x Pro Bowl
Washington Redskins - Santana Moss, WR (2005, 2001 by NYJ, 1, 16, Miami) 1x Pro Bowl, 2x All Pro
Defense: Kedric Golston, DE (2006, 6, 196, Georgia)
NFC NORTH
Chicago Bears - (tie) Charles Tillman, CB (2003, 2, 35, Lousiana-Lafayette) 2x All Pro
Lance Briggs, LB (2003, 3, 68, Arizona) 7x Pro Bowl, 3x All Pro
Offense: Roberto Garza, C/G (2005, 2001 by ATL, 4, 99, Texas A&M)
Detroit Lions - Dominic Raiola, C (2001, 2, 50, Nebraska)
Defense: DeAndre Levy, LB (2009, 3, 76, Wisconsin)
Green Bay Packers - Aaron Rodgers, QB (2005, 1, 24, Cal Berkeley) 3x Pro Bowl
Defense (tie): Jarrett Bush, CB (2006, Undrafted, Utah State)
A.J. Hawk, LB (2006, 1, 5, Ohio State) 1x Pro Bowl
Minnesota Vikings - Cullen Loeffler, LS (2004, Undrafted, Texas)
Defense: Chad Greenway, LB (2006, 1, 17, Iowa) 2x Pro Bowl
Offense: John Sullivan, C (2008, 6, 187, Notre Dame) 1x All Pro
NFC SOUTH
Atlanta Falcons - (tie) Roddy White, WR (2005, 1, 27, Alabama Birmingham) 4x Pro Bowl
Jonathan Babineaux, DT (2005, 2, 59, Iowa)
Carolina Panthers - Thomas Davis, OLB (2005, 1, 14, Georgia)
Offense: DeAngelo Williams, RB (2006, 1, 27, Memphis)
New Orleans Saints (4-way tie) - Drew Brees, QB (2006, 2001 by SD, 2, 32, Purdue) 8x Pro Bowl, 1x All Pro
Jahri Evans, G (2006, 4, 108, Bloomsburg) 5x Pro Bowl, 4x All Pro
Zach Strief, OT (2006, 7, 210, Northwestern)
Marques Colston, WR (2006, 7, 252, Hofstra)
Defense: (3-way tie) Ramon Humber, ILB (2010, 2009 Undrafted by IND, North Dakota State)
Patrick Robinson, CB (2010, 1, 32, Florida State)
Junior Galette, OLB (2010, Undrafted, Stillman)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Demar Dotson, OT (2009, Undrafted, Southern MS)
Defense: Gerald McCoy, DT (2010, 1, 3, Oklahoma) 2x Pro Bowl, 1x All Pro
NFC WEST
Arizona Cardinals - (tie) Larry Fitzgerald, WR (2004, 1, 3, Pittsburgh) 8x Pro Bowl, 1x All Pro
Darnell Dockett, DE (2004, 3, 64, Florida State) 3x Pro Bowl, 1x All Pro
St. Louis Rams - Chris Long, DE (2008, 1, 2, Virginia)
Offense: Sam Bradford, QB (2010, 1, 1, Oklahoma)
San Francisco 49ers - Andy Lee, P (2004, 6, 188, Pittsburgh) 3x Pro Bowl, 4x All Pro
Offense: Frank Gore, RB (2005, 3, 65, Miami) 5x Pro Bowl
Defense (tie): *Patrick Willis, LB (2007, 1, 11, Mississippi) 7x Pro Bowl, 6x All Pro
Ray McDonald, DE (2007, 3, 67, Florida)
Seattle Seahawks - Brandon Mebane, DT (2007, 3, 85, Cal Berkeley)
Offense: Max Unger, C/G (2009, 2, 49, Oregon) 2x Pro Bowl
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Breakdown by Year
2000: Patriots, Raiders (2)
2001: Colts, Lions (2)
2002: Steelers (1)
2003: Ravens, Texans, Chargers, Cowboys, Bears (5)
2004: Bengals, Jaguars, Giants, Vikings, Cardinals, 49ers (6)
2005: Dolphins, Titans, Chiefs, Eagles, Redskins, Packers, Falcons, Panthers (8)
2006: Bills, Jets, Saints (3)
2007: Browns, Seahawks (2)
2008: Broncos, Rams (2)
2009: Buccaneers (1)
Mode: 2005
Median: 16 from 2004 or earlier. 16 from 2005 or later.
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Breakdown by Position
Offense (23)
C: Jets, Lions (2)
G: Eagles, Saints (2)
OT: Jets, Browns, Titans, Broncos, Saints, Buccaneers (6)
QB: Patriots, Cowboys, Giants, Packers, Saints (5)
RB: Bills (1)
WR: Texans, Colts, Redskins, Atlanta, Saints, Cardinals (6)
TE: Chargers, Cowboys (2)
Defense (13)
DT: Bills, Atlanta, Seahawks (3)
DE: Bengals, Steelers, Cardinals, Rams (4)
LB: Ravens, Chiefs, Eagles, Bears, Panthers (5)
CB: Bears (1)
S: (0)
Special Teams (7)
K: Jaguars, Raiders (2)
P: Chiefs, Chargers, 49ers (3)
LS: Dolphins, Vikings (2)
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Breakdown by Draft Position
Draft Round
1: Jets, Jets, Ravens, Browns, Texans, Colts, Broncos, Chiefs, Raiders, Giants*, Redskins*, Packers, Falcons, Panthers, Cardinals, Rams (16)
2: Titans, Bears, Lions, Falcons, Saints* (5)
3: Chiefs, Cowboys, Bears, Cardinals, Seahawks (5)
4: Bengals, Eagles, Saints (3)
5: Bills, Jaguars, Chargers, Eagles (4)
6: Patriots, 49ers (2)
7: Steelers, Saints, Saints (3)
UD: Bills*, Dolphins, Chargers, Cowboys, Vikings, Buccaneers (6)
*Player was drafted by a different team or played elsewhere before joining team
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Fun Facts/Trivia
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