Important Internet Announcement

Ordinarily we avoid political or non-football talk here, but with net neutrality coming to an FCC vote on December 14, an exception should be made, as ending net neutrality would possibly fatally damage sites like ours.

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s plan to end net neutrality would allow ISPs like Comcast, AT&T, and Verizon to introduce “fast lanes” (higher loading speeds) for companies that pay while throttling connections for everyone else. This would choke the ability of smaller sites, like ours, to compete with the traffic of paying sites.

This is only one of the devastating effects that would arise from Chairman Pai’s plan.

I encourage you to write Congress (link to form here; form includes template letter) and urge them to prevent this from happening. It would stifle our community and our fandom.

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DNOMN8R314
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NEW POST
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WAKE UP!!!!!Report

Dingo
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Here’s one for the All-Name Team: Equanimeous St. Brown.Report

LaFeteMattDog
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Wow, I wish I had a cool name like that. He seems like an interesting guy too. Definitely sounds like a potential future Patriot!

https://www.si.com/college-football/2014/07/18/equanimeous-st-brown-most-interesting-prospectReport

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Brad Stevens, the pituitary whisperer!!!Report

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That sounds like something they lock you up for. Or, in the case of Alabama, elect you to the Senate.Report

Jonc77
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or New Jersey but im guessing you didnt hear about thatReport

LaFeteMattDog
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Uh-oh. Loyko has decided he doesn’t like Abdel Nader’s defense. —–> Prepare for 2000 tweets over the next 2 hours expressing that opinion.Report

Jonc77
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who is that? a soccer player?Report

LaFeteMattDog
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Ralph!Report

LaFeteMattDog
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That was my reaction when I saw him swing the election for George W. I actually saw him speak the night before the election…at B(oston)U.Report

LaFeteMattDog
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Celtics. He’s one of Hugo’s Egyptian cousins.Report

Jonc77
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Egyptians play basketball?Report

LaFeteMattDog
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This one does. I guess if you can dribble a basketball in sand, the hardcourt is easy!Report

LaFeteMattDog
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Not a good day for Alabama athletics. Their football team lost and then their entire bench was ejected and they had to play with 3 guys in basketball…and they almost won!!Report

dp73
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So who should be #1 in College Football?Report

Jonc77
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the ne patriotsReport

Jonc77
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yes sirReport

LaFeteMattDog
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That sounds like something dfw would say. Imposter!!Report

LaFeteMattDog
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Come one, we’re Pats fans. The correct answer is Navy!Report

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WisconsinReport

dfwpatsfan
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Texas.

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dfwpatsfan
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BTW thanks for the post, Frank. I also called the number for the representative of the 1st Congressional District of WA and left a message. I also received a call back stating that the representative plan to oppose the end of net neutrality. /rant mode on/ It should be mentioned that this is yet another battle that people across political spectrums should unite setting aside their differences. If you truly value the Bill of Rights, the First Amendment provisions are being eroded more and more. I hope that we stop thinking as Republicans or Democrats and think as Americans for… Read more »
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Good morning!

Last night, I noticed when I started liking posts it was as Jonc77. Curiously enough I can post as Jonc77, even if it is guest privileges. I cleared my cache this morning and everything is back to normal.Report

Jonc77
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you arent outside my house right now are you?Report

dfwpatsfan
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On a serious note, it looks like a flaw in the WP system. Is there a reason Frank left open a way to post comments as a Guest? Mandatory login shouldn’t be a problem with most regulars here right?Report

dfwpatsfan
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Yeah there is no way to win this game.Report

dfwpatsfan
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Ha ha. I covet your lifestyle Jon.Report

dfwpatsfan
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Whoever was the other person liking as Jonc77 was probably experiencing the same glitch like meReport

dfwpatsfan
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oh wow! I did not know that.

Is it Hunter all the time for you? That’s a weird random assignment.Report

Jonc77
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well thats good to hearReport

MasterAndCommander
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Lots of good college games on today. Surprised MICH-OSU is a noon game and not a late day or evening game.Report

Dingo
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OSU-Michigan traditionally is a noon game.Report

MasterAndCommander
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good morning all.Report

dp73
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“I think Steph’s doing a good job,” head coach Bill Belichick said this week on sports radio WEEI. “He’s had a couple big assignments with [Demaryius] Thomas last week and Michael Crabtree this week. I thought he competed well against those guys. He’ll have another big one this week [against Miami].”

Miami has some good receivers so this is going to be a test for the Patriots secondary.Report

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This is bizarre.Report

Jonc77
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ok who is this guyReport

Jonc77
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i guess i have a groupieReport

Jonc77
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oh that is troublingReport

Jonc77
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but it would say guest rightReport

dfwpatsfan
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Yeah I was testing this and could not log in my name. When I started liking posts it was as Jonc77.Report

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Patriots win big 34-17Report

Jonc77
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oh crap only 34? more damn red zone problems. They need to score a TD every drive.Report

zoocore
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Yeah, that’s why it was 34 points instead of 42. Gost has to get his.Report

LaFeteMattDog
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Some serious doubt about Rishard Matthews’ availability this Sunday, Boney. Who is my plan B? Some names to consider: Kenny Stills, Ted Ginn, Paul Richardson, Emmanuel Sanders, Sammy Watkins, Nelson Aghalor, Jeremy Maclin, Corey Coleman…Any of these names jumping out at you?Report

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Yeah, I thought Kupp was available and was looking for him, for that reason, but somebody just picked him up.Report

Jonc77
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go with Gary ColemanReport

MasterAndCommander
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LOL.. “What ‘chu talkin’ ’bout Willis?”Report

LaFeteMattDog
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Barry Larkin at the C’s game to watch his son Shane.—> I was talking with my buddy about Pedro Martinez the other day and we were reminiscing about the All-Star game where he struck everybody out. We were watching it on youtube and Barry was one of the victims.Report

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I didn’t see any, based on the twitter feed and live broadcast. But maybe they were there in disguise? Brady shouldn’t talk though, he was in the Caribbean on the bye week. He should’ve been studying film in a bunker with Belichick and McD!!!Report

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LOL!!!!! And last year when Gisele said he was concussed, it was from cliff diving.Report

MasterAndCommander
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I wonder what would happen if Rico Mandog ever met Loyko. Not that it would happen since they’d never leave their Mom’s basements.Report

MasterAndCommander
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how?Report

MasterAndCommander
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Sooooooooooooooo…… You say you were stalking him? 🙂Report

LaFeteMattDog
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A mixture of feudalism and anarcho-veganism?Report

MasterAndCommander
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Hey now…..they got 0.0034 % of the vote last time.Report

Jonc77
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do we need to have “The Talk” Mac?Report

MasterAndCommander
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LOL.. From you? Oh this I gotta hear.Report

LaFeteMattDog
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There aren’t a lot of women on the high seas.Report

LaFeteMattDog
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The Celtics cheerleader outfits look like Sporting uniforms (scantily clad!) Where is Smack!?!?Report

Jonc77
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scantily clad is always goodReport

LaFeteMattDog
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Orlando cuts the lead to 30…we’re doomed!!Report

MasterAndCommander
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Where’s Panic Time?Report

LaFeteMattDog
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Smart taking and making 3’s….watch Loyko go nuts. —->Report

MasterAndCommander
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Heh heh hehReport

LaFeteMattDog
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Right on cue:
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It really is frustrating to see Marcus Smart’s offensive game deteriorate into strictly a 3-point shooter and an awful one at that. He used to go to the basket and attack in college. Rarely if ever does he even attempt to get into the paint or basket to score anymore.Report

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I’m still stuck in line waiting for the store to open.Report

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We spent “black” Friday tearing out our carpeting. We could all use multiple beers.Report

MasterAndCommander
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LolReport

TS13
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You are a brave soul.Report

MasterAndCommander
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And by “store” I mean the bar.Report

TS13
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LolReport

LaFeteMattDog
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You know, they sell a lot of the stuff on the internets now.Report

LaFeteMattDog
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I’ve decided to get everyone on my X-mas list a donation in their name to the Human Fund. The Human Fund: Money for People.Report

MasterAndCommander
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Very nice.Report

LaFeteMattDog
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Who would’ve thought all the Pats fans have gone AWOL on Black Friday?!Report

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Damn racist northerners!!!Report

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I’m a damn Yankee in Mississippi hence my screen name.Report

LaFeteMattDog
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So true. I bet everyone gets a paid sick day on White Tuesday.Report

dyims
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And just when is that pray tell.Report

LaFeteMattDog
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I guess every Tuesday that we don’t get disproportionately targeted by law enforcement?

(Just being facetious. Didn’t mean to bring up politics!!)Report

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damn familyReport

LaFeteMattDog
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TB12 doesn’t want any Pats players attending the C’s game tonight? Wow, he’s stricter than BB.Report

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Jaylen has improved his shot so much this year! It’s at the point where if he gets an open look, he doesn’t hesitate…and he usually makes itReport

LaFeteMattDog
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Whoever makes a tackle wins.Report

LaFeteMattDog
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South Florida vs. Central Florida. Whoever has the ball last wins.Report

DinoScapelli
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And with that, I bid you all addio and head for the grill. Another working weekend awaits. Only a thick steak can assuage my displeasure. Or at least what flows along with the steak.

Good night, you Friday flaunters!!!Report

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Forced to bet on the Pats game this week, I would bet on Miami. 16 points is just too many.Report

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Last time the Patriots were favored by that much (actually -17) was last year vs. the Jets….they won 41-3Report

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True but that was Bryce Petty starting at QB. Surprised it wasn’t -24Report

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I know, I know. I’m a scaredy-cat!Report

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I wouldn’t put money with that spread either. Just saying they have covered it before.Report

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That’s what I meant. I don’t expect trouble from the Blowholes.Report

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Oliver Thomas ✔ @OliverBThomas Between the 53, practice squad and injured reserve, the Colts have an NFL-high 11 onetime Patriots in the fold. The Giants are next with eight. The Packers are the only team with none. That means that 30 other NFL teams have at least one former Patriot on their rosters/PS/IR. That seems very high. I wonder how many other teams have such a representation, and how many teams might have few or no former players on other teams. I would guess that no team has zero former players on other teams. But I sure as hell ain’t… Read more »
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Are you trying to mess with DNOM and his ocd to find these things out? C’mon man, it’s the holiday season!Report

DNOMN8R314
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(I almost looked. Decided too much.)Report

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The Internet is supposed to be the place where we can escape all corporate [and wholly-owned political subsidiary] filters on worldwide human discourse. If we lose Net Neutrality, we move another step closer to Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World. This shit matters.Report

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Dystopia is our destinyReport

DinoScapelli
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Dystrumpia © is our present.Report

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Glad you understand what this means for EVERYONE, not just net users.Report

MasterAndCommander
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Well, well, well. According to 506 Sports, I’ll get the Pat’s game Sunday.Report

MasterAndCommander
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Happy Leftover Day!!!!!Report

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I’m still stuffed from yesterday.Report

MasterAndCommander
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Same here. Had a nice time.Report

Calipatsfan3473
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Us too- had to put the air on though- 97 degrees.Report

Calipatsfan3473
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Andrews, Cannon and Hogan out- Bennett doubtful————————>Report

dp73
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Good for Pitt. A major college upset today.Report

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LaFeteMattDog
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I mean, yeah, if you’re starting the Patriots D on your fantasy team. In real life, the outcome is not in doubt. Patriots 38 Dolphins 17.Report

LaFeteMattDog
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And Jim, put the bottle of tums down. (You’re an addict!!)Report

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Adam Beasley‏ @AdamHBeasley 28m
Jay Cutler is OUT for Sunday. Matt Moore will start.Report

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Darn 🙁Report

LaFeteMattDog
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We’re doomed!Report

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Hah, Miami got spanked!Report

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Story with @mcten filed to ESPN: Cavaliers guard Derrick Rose is away from team and evaluating his future in basketball, league sources tell ESPN. Story soon on site.Report

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Thirty Seconds To Mars – Walk On Water (Official Music Video)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44NYFvhXmW8

I recomend every people in US to just look to this video and THINK.

WHAT DOES AMERICA MEAN TO YOU?Report

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NFL Network’s Brian Baldinger explains how Tom Brady and the New England Patriots exploited the Oakland Raiders defense in Week 11 of the 2017 NFL Season.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XkIoRFscTLQReport

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Mike Reiss

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Tom Brady says “nothing to worry about” with Achilles, adding that he feels great and will play on Sunday.Report

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On the sidelines of the Patriots win vs. Oakland

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vEHv0jXGBsReport

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There was a very good article in the best portuguese newspaper about the issue of net neutrality in USA and how some have used the portuguese market as an example (wrongly as you would aspect in this era of FAKE NEWS).
The EU imposes net neutrality for EVERY country, the only exception is “zero-rating”, packages that allow unlimited use of a determined number of apps, but you are not limited to only use them, you still have the same number of GB’s to use in everything else.Report

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Hey PPB, i finally understood your interest about net neutrality in Portugal.
It is really not a problem on home internet, our prices are cheaper compared to US market.
The issue only happens on MOBILE internet, the prices are much higher and some internet providers started to offer specific packages for a limited number of apps.
But people can also buy UNLIMITED mobile packages for less than 40 euros (hotspots). I have one from my own business when i have to leave the office and it costs me 15 euros per month (less than 20 dollars).Report

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I’m gonna repeat what i said yesterday about Net Neutrality.Report

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Don’t really have football thoughts. Just get out to a fast start, really. Pats are doing great right now.Report

dp73
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They are. Still, the illness tag with Andrews is concerning. Even though Karrs played well it is important to have Andrews back.Report

HunterCenter
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unless he’s got mono or some other very long term virus, he’ll be back just fine eventually.Report

BoSoxJim
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Andrews needs an immune system like Gronk’s if he wants to tango with BiBi Jones.Report

dp73
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It has been over a week so it is just a little concerning.Report

HunterCenter
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could just be flu, and take a couple weeks to get full energy and hydration back.Report

dp73
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It could be.Report

LaFeteMattDog
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Come on, he’s a football player! The flu keeping him out two weeks? I’m pretty sure he’s contracted the bubonic plague.Report

HunterCenter
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I mean the real flu, not just a stomach virus that some people call “the flu.” the real flu can easily make you weak for several weeks.Report

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Is the bubonic plague career ending ? lol 🙂Report

LaFeteMattDog
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Only if you’re a wimp!Report

HunterCenter
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yes, but will Caserio be the next HC/GM of the Pats?Report

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Interesting thoughtReport

HunterCenter
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lolReport

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Maybe Brady will be player-coach?Report

HunterCenter
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that’s even less likely than Caserio taking over for BB as HC!

but seriously, though, I think Brady would get wayyyyy too frustrated trying to watch someone else play QB that he was trying to teach.Report

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Why do you think McD wouldn’t be good as HC? I know he didn’t do great in Denver but I think he’s a smart guy and could learn from his mistakes. If he took over here, he’d already know the personnel, scheme, and have the support staff in place for a smooth transition.Report

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Who knows when BB will step down but if McD and Patricia have moved on by then, maybe the next guy is Judge? BB has said special teams coaches are well-prepared to be HC because of their duties with the whole team.Report

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IMO, BB has 4 more seasons, after this oneReport

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that seems about right to me. although I do wonder if he will want to coach after Brady retires just to prove to everyone that it was not Brady who made him. If he’s smart, he’ll retire on top with Brady, though. And then just be a scout and part time consultant for Navy.Report

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He’s already said he doesn’t want to be Marv Levy (coaching into his 70s) plus it will give his sons plenty of experience to go off on their own afterReport

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I tend to agreeReport

LaFeteMattDog
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He said that a long time ago though. Then one day, you turn 70 and you don’t want to give it up.Report

bring
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Say you are right – please explain how that lines up with McD?Report

HunterCenter
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it doesn’t, either way.Report

LaFeteMattDog
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What do you mean? McD being the next HC? I didn’t say I thought it would happen. I think he may move on next year. I’m just saying, if he did take over here, I think he’d do really well.Report

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Oh – ok
I agree, 2nd time is the charm for McD – think he will do fineReport

HunterCenter
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I think McD would wilt under the pressure. He’d probably be fine the first season, then the slide would start. Just like in DEN.Report

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I am starting to think McD slept with your wife or stole your puppy or something. 🙂Report

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lolReport

HunterCenter
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that’s why I made the comment about having a behind-the-scenes role with the Navy football program, for example. Still involved in the game, with the players, etc. but not in the pressure cooker and daily, year-round grind.Report

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I could see that. Makes a lot of sense. Judge as HC and Caserio as GM.Report

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because I do not think he’s cut out to be the top dog. solid lieutenant. the pressure, media, all the other non-coaching leadership and organization stuff that head coaches have to do… not a good fit. DEN was evidence. I could be wrong. But I would be completely fine being proven wrong if he tested it out in Chicago (for example) rather than NE.Report

LaFeteMattDog
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You could’ve said the same about BB after his first coaching job in Cleveland. Or Pete Carroll in NYJ and then with the Pats.Report

HunterCenter
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but BB had the Browns moving in the right direction until Model pulled the rug out on the entire organization. Carroll then went back to the college game to prove himself as a HC first, before returning to success with the Seahawks. not really apples to apples comparisons there.Report

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I just don’t get the McD doubt. He seems really smart, charismatic and the offense really seems to enjoy playing for him. I would really be surprised if he isn’t successful as a HC.Report

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he’s already failed once as a HC. hence, doubt. He’s only been consistently successful with BB above him and Brady beneath him.Report

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Timing doesn’t line up, IMOReport

HunterCenter
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yep, agreed, he’ll get the itch to be a HC again before BB is ready to hang it up.Report

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Don’t knock it till you try itReport

HunterCenter
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I think in one sense, Brady would love to still be around football by coaching. But I think he just couldn’t handle the frustration of not being able to suit up and go in and play himself when he saw his player struggling.Report

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I see Brady in politics after football. Just not sure if it will be in Bos or SFReport

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I hope not. would tarnish my image of him. just enjoy your money and kids and cougar wife without the stress of public life. And start to eat strawberries again in peace.Report

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Who is Fly?
Referring to Jeff Howe tweetReport

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special Recovery Turkey bred for higher tryptophan content, allows for better resting afterwards.Report

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Good for napping?Report

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yep. have seconds, put on Recovery Pajamas, and you’re all setReport

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Doug Kyed‏Verified account @DougKyed
53s54 seconds ago

WR Chris Hogan, C David Andrews, OT Marcus Cannon and TE Martellus Bennett are absent from Patriots practice. Everyone else is here.Report

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there’s 4 of the inactives this Sun. Gillislee a 5th (unless they plan on going run heavy for this gameplan). Eric Lee maybe a 6th. They don’t need to rush Rowe back for this matchup. Glad Chung is back at practice.Report

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Patriots 38
Dolphins 16Report

HunterCenter
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however, if the Pats decide to ground and pound due to injury concerns for Brady and the pass catchers, I could see a score more like Pats 20 Fins 13.Report

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ha, that’s about the exact score I predicted earlier in the week, I think I said Pats 38 Fins 13Report

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