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    Rams, Browns and Falcons all getting new uniforms

    Well they wont get new owners, but new uniforms are imminent for Cleveland.
  2. Falcons surprised with a new uniform announcement. I had no idea that was coming. I found a fan Rams redesign that did things I had never seen before. It had a dark blue stripe on a gold helmet. Its got a innovative take on an all white uniform by having very light logo shading on the jersey and pants. http://www.rantsports.com/nfl/wp-content/slideshow/2014/02/nfl-concept-alternate-uniforms-by-mr-design-junkie-are-awesome/medium/Rams-concept-alternate-uniforms.jpeg I recently saw a brilliant new fan design for the Browns. Its so hard to make Browns and Orange work, so they added light brown as a third color. So you get a brown helmet with a large light brown stripe running down the middle. The large stripe is bordered by two thin orange stripes. https://i.imgur.com/pImYkwj.png I haven't found anything decent for the Falcons. They are like the Cardinals, there isn't much you can do with a bird logo, so they made the uniform all angular with red panels and black panels scattered about. About the only thing you can do is go basic and revert back to the old style from the 1970s.
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    49ers v Chiefs: Super Bowl

    If the Chiefs win, Patrick Mahomes becomes only the second player ever to be on the cover of Madden and win the super bowl in the same year. The other is Rob Gronkowski in 2016.
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    Bernie supporters get what they deserve

    Voters love authenticity. Trump has an air of authenticity that penetrates what the media says about him because people can go to youtube and pull up videos of Trump talking 30 years ago and he says the same things he does today. Bernie Sanders actually has the same thing. You can pull up videos of Bernie from 30 years ago and he says the same thing. That's why you see some voters who say they would only vote for Trump or Bernie (even though they obvioiusly are are on opposite sides of the political spectrum) because they pass an "authenticity test".
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    Kobe Bryant - Dead in helicopter crash

    Front page of Los Angeles Times now. https://www.latimes.com/
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    Kobe Bryant - Dead in helicopter crash

    Variety confirming it. They says officials have confirmed. https://variety.com/2020/biz/news/kobe-bryant-dead-helicopter-crash-lakers-1203480844/
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    Kobe Bryant - Dead in helicopter crash

    I work in Calabasas. What the hell.
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    Sports teams are racist

    If you want to know who rules over you, find out whom you are not allowed to criticize.
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    Have you seen the new Corvette?

    2 nights ago, I got to see the 1971 Dodge Charger used in Burn Notice. Sweet car. They had it parked outside with a tarp over it. I had heard it was auctioned on ebay and sold for 22k but I learned that was a total lie lol since, well, it was sitting right there. Honestly I like both styles. Just depends on the mood. Do you want something all angular and boxy or something with curves. I go back and forth.
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    2: Is it the 2nd down or 2nd quarter?

    One thing to watch in this Super Bowl are the Chiefs' running a play called the "Jets Sweep". Before the snap, the Chiefs will send a WR running along the line of scrimmage at top speed. The QB snaps the ball when both of them are close. The QB makes a ?possible? hand off to that WR. OR he will take 1-2 more steps back and hand it to the RB running the other way. OR he will keep it and look to pass. OR the QB will take off and run himself. What makes this so deadly with the Chiefs is they run this with WR Tyreek Hill who is one of the fastest players in the NFL. If he gets the ball and the defense doesn't commit to stopping him, he is going to make it around the corner with his speed and make a huge gain. But if the defense commits to it, everything else might be wide open. But the Chiefs have so much team speed its very hard to stop. It was even more of a nightmare last year when the Chiefs had RB Kareem Hunt who is pretty speedy as well.
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    2: Is it the 2nd down or 2nd quarter?

    Yah I hear that when I play people in madden. I can call running plays and follow the blocks and pick up huge yards. Or I like throwing the TE. Pre-snap I'm thinking of the 3 button sequence to press to toss it to the TE. At the snap of the ball, I immediately watch to see if a defender chips him or throws him off his route. If so, I might throw it to another guy, or hold it and wait for him to get back on his route. I make all of the decisions in 1-2 seconds. I just stomp people in the game with the worst teams and they freak out lol. Its just like anything else. You pick up one thing at a time. Maybe once a month you learn something new and eventually you see a lot of what is going on.
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    Movie you’ve watched the most

    Edge of Tomorrow. Every time I watch it, its like the first time I've ever seen it. And yet not. Weird.
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    2: Is it the 2nd down or 2nd quarter?

    Some of the things I might look at (when watching on TV) in a defensive alignment before the snap are: 1. I do a quick headcount of how many defenders are on my screen. If I just see 9, the safeties might be deep ready to double a deep pass and the defense probably thinks a pass is coming. If I see all 11 on the screen, the defense probably thinks a run is coming and the secondary is cheating up closer to the line of scrimmage ready to fill any holes. 2. How many defenders are right up on the line of scrimmage before the snap? If its a lot, watch for the blitz. Sometimes on the snap, they yeet backwards and drop into pass coverage tho. 3. If the cornerbacks are up on the line of scrimmage before the snap, watch and see if they are jamming the wide receivers right at the line. They might do that to ruin timing routes or knock them off the route they are running. Also note that there are usually holes in the defense a LOT. Even the best defenses. QBs often miss them. Sometimes they just don't see the open man. Sometimes the QB is on a strict leash and needs to throw a certain pass. Other times, the QB simply does not trust the receiver and thinks he will drop it and even though the guy is open he will not throw the pass. As a general rule for QBs, if he scans the field and sees a WR being covered by just one defender, and the QB can read the name on defender's jersey, he should throw the pass to him because the defender has his back to the QB so he doesn't know what's coming and you either get a completed pass or an incomplete, and a professional WR should be able to make a play on the ball to catch that. The defender isn't going to be able to pick it off because he doesn't even see it. But sometimes that doesn't happen for various reasons like pass rush pressure or the play is a precise timing route where the QB is throwing to a spot at a certain time and the receiver needs to be there.
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    2: Is it the 2nd down or 2nd quarter?

    Pass rush is a broad term generally referring to sending defenders to try to sack the QB. Blitz is a subset of pass rush that is used to denote sending more than 4 defenders to try to sack the QB. Sending 4 is a subset of pass rush that is used to denote the standard set of 4 players being sent to try to sack the QB Sending 3 or prevent is a subset of pass rush that is used to denote that they are sending less than 4. Zone Blitz is a subset of blitz where you send more than 4, but also drop a down lineman (that normally rushes the QB) into pass coverage. Oddly, there is no special term for sending the standard 4.
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    Movie Theaters...

    Internet forums are almost exclusively filled with introverted people. It becomes an echo chamber for introverts and you regularly get topics where groups of people complain about having to socialize with others in public. Movie theaters are a popular topic in this regard. Maybe you hate people and want to be alone all of the time. But, tons of people are extroverted and thrill at going to an event with groups of people. It doesn't sound like theaters are for you. That doesn't mean we should get rid of them. Some people love to go in large groups and shout and scream and have a blast. What's the problem?