Get Bye the Week

-by MAC

Well, here we are at the Patriots bye week. No doubt the team could use the break for the needed rest, treating injuries, game planning for the rest of the season, and so forth. Plus, the bye is perfectly timed for getting ready for the harder part of the schedule. Of course, as fans, we don’t have a Pats game to plan for and watch. So to pass the time, here are some Patriots trivia questions to ponder. I’ll post the answers in a second article later. See how many you get before you search the interwebs. Enjoy.

1. Where was the first ever Patriot preseason home game played?
2. Before the Patriots permanent home of Schaefer Stadium, name the team’s home venues from 1960 to 1970.
3. The Patriots were the first team to sign a player from the United Football League. Who was it?
4. Name the Patriots head coach with the best opening day win percentage.
5. Who scored the first points ever for the Patriots at Schaefer Stadium?
6. Name the Hall of Fame player drafted by the Patriots in 1961 who chose to play in the NFL instead.
7. How many home playoff games were played at Schaefer Stadium? BONUS: Name the opponents and outcomes.
8. Name the Patriots quarterback who appeared in the movie Airport 1975.
9. One of the famous lines associated with the Patriots comes from Tom Brady’s wife Giselle Bündchen after a Super Bowl loss. The first player to do so after Walter Payton did it for the Bears in 1979, name the Patriot who threw, ran, and caught touchdowns in a single game.
10. Billy Sullivan (founder of the Patriots) also worked for another sports team. Name the team.
11. Name the three teams that have gone undefeated in the regular season.
12. Name the minor league team the Patriots fielded in 1973.
13. Name the only Patriots player named as MVP of the AFL All-Star Game.
14. Who was the Patriots first head coach?
15. Name the Patriot with the nickname Sardines after his “lucky charm” was discovered.

If you enjoy this maybe I’ll do it again in the offseason.

TUMS-O-METER PREDICTION:
And of course, even on a bye week we must include the TUMS-O-METER prediction. And since BSJ needs a basal level in his GI tract and bloodstream, this week’s prediction is 1 bottle.

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OrangeDog sighting!!!! He’s on SNL!!!!!!!

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Sooooo..the Bruins lose in a shootout Who knew?? I bet the Craps sent their top 3 players while the Bruins sent the usual….3rd string goalie, towel manager guy, and the Zamboni driver…

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I found the picture of the car Neil!comment image

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And UMass absolutely ROLLS over the mighty Blue Devils*, 89-43!

(* of Central Connecticut State)

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Capitals 1 – Bruins 2 (2nd period)

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Sony Michel or Ronald Jones vs. NO?

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With all the press focus on Harry, they’ll probably run all day.

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Haha, true. I just read a blurb that the Eagles usually stack the box and stop the run so I’m leaning Jones on that one. The WR conundrum below is the one I’m really stuck on.

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Who would you play tomorrow: Terry McLaurin vs. the NYJ or Tyrell WIlliams vs. Cinci?

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Rookie QB named season starter for Washington, he’ll have something to prove, and will put it up for grabs all day?

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Edited to QB

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I really like Terry McLaurin as a player. The QB situation is the only thing holding me back. But I like it! They were also college teammates so maybe they’ll have some chemistry.

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I see Krap really doesn’t want to play in the NFL. What a jackass

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Looks like the NFL was being uncompromising for his requests. Can’t really blame Kap for the change in plans.

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the NFL is the boss. its like me going to a job interview and me demanding that we do it at my house and I set the rules. the bosses would laugh at me and say go fly a kite

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Pick up that can, citizen!

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cool

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we can act cute and act like employers and bosses don’t exist but then you would be living in fantasy land. its like saying BB isn’t in charge of his team

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Can someone please just sign this bum and play him and remind everyone how bad of a QB he was so he can go away?

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I’m with NEB. Florida Georgia Line are a great rap collective. Always putting out bangers

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Y Factors are ready for TUMSing.

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Breaking News: Tua Tagovailoa is out for the season with a dislocated hip with a posterior wall fracture, a person with knowledge of the situation tells me.

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Ouchie

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Tua seems to be brittle, this will definitely cost him in the draft. He might have to stay another year now.

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so, Bengals can now start to win some games 🙂

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I hope someone’s working on TUMS.

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Safety Obi Melifonwu, who was not spotted at practice all week, has been placed on the practice-squad injured reserve list. Patriots now down to 7 practice squad players (teams are allowed 10).

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Please don’t tell us that the practice squad injured reserve is located in Jim’s basement….

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Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter 1m
Tua Tagovailoa was airlifted to St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Birmingham. Nick Saban called it a hip injury that was possibly “serious” in on-field interview at halftime. Source says there was concern before end of game it was a “very serious” injury. MRI and scans next.

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Tua got injured

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Dislocated hip. Potentially career-altering.

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Back to the most important topic of the day…..most underrated rap group…The Mormon Tabernacle Choir……go Pats….

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With Chung out I hope BB puts Gilmore on Ertz. He will be Wentz number one target to throw to, shut him down and contain the run and the pats win.

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Chung/Harris both downgraded to out
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The Bears have placed TE Trey Burton on IR and promoted LB James Vaughters from the practice squad. Burton’s season is over.
Only mentioning this here because Vaughters spent some brief offseason time with the Pats a number of years back.

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I’ll send in an article with the trivia question answers to be posted after DNOM’s Y factors article for tomorrow’s game. So you still have time think about them.

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I posted my answers a long time back. I got most of them, pretty good trivia collection.

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Celts win, B’s win last night. Nice start to the weekend.

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And Lakers win 😛

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Wake up!
Only one day till angry Brady takes his revenge for the Pats’ latest SB loss!

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if OLine does its job it will happen

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I really don’t give a crap about the NBA, but seeing the Celtics school Golden State in Oakland is a weird thing. That Kyrie Irving guy is definitely the NBA equivalent of Antonio Brown, from a team destroying perspective. (I’m NOT suggesting that Kyrie is a sex offender, or similar to one.)

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Kyrie’s a bit of a head case, yeah… not nearly to AB’s level, but he thinks the world revolves around him… in addition to being flat.

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Imagine the Warriors depth when they get Steph and Klay back.
Might not do much this season but they will be contending again next season.

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I love watching teams scrap without top level talent.. I just wish they weren’t beating the C’s

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Lol I agree

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Nate, I’m so over-the-top screwing with you. FGL is such white-trash horse-sh*t it’s not even funny.

In all seriousness though, I fell in love with Hip Hop by listening to Tribe, Jurassic 5, and People Under The Stairs. Went to a Ghost Face Killa concert when I was 19, opened my eyes… was really cool.

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I got a kick out of this

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Nate, you’re welcome. This is the best rap song ever written: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=florida+georgia+line+cruise

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Best song ? Great song but not best IMO and I said best rap group ever , one song don’t do it for me .
AOTP got endless great songs.

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OH.. this rap group is amazing.. such a good rap group Florida Georgia Line is.. they had Nellie do a guest spot on one of their songs. NELLIE! Yeah, the thong song guy.. or was that cisco, I can’t even remember. It’s the best rap that was ever rapped though, that I can tell you!

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IYO LET’S LEAVE IT AT THAT.
Everyone got a different taste.

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So now we got a white dude in Alaska with strong opinions on rap. Gotta love the diversity in America!

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Sisqo was the Thong Song guy.
I friggin’ hate “Cruise.” (And most of FGL’s oeuvre.)

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AOTP is one of the most underrated rap group ever.
Songs like SEVEN AND BATTLE CRY will demolish anything the likes of Drake and Wayne ever made .

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I know AOTP. Different kind of music than Wayne, Drake, etc. Do you know the Jedi Mind Tricks track Uncommon Valor? I bet you’d like that.

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The viet story .
Yeah I know the sing been rocking AOTP since they started.
Celph and Estoric are my favorites of the group..

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They’re ok, but lets be honest.. Florida Georgia Line is the best rap group America has ever seen. Prove me wrong.

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OK? Other than wutang there’ve never been a better group.

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Nate… nate nate nate nate nateeeeeeeee…

You clearly haven’t heard the rap song “cruise” from Florida Georgia Line.. it’s the most ingenious lyrics ever written.

Wow.. I thought you knew hip-hop culture, but I guess not.

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DUDE IM 46 AND BEEN LISTENING TO RAP SINCE 15.

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nate still waiting for Brady to get into a brawl:comment image

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Bye week now over
Night Crew needs to assemble
It’s a Haiku Night

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ay

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Adios bye week,
Wentz thinks he can beat the Pats,
Tragic delusion.

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Just got home from work.
I’m so tired, I can’t haiku.
Good night.

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The best comparison to the Garrett situation is Todd Bertuzzi. For non-hockey fans, Bertuzzi was a great player and also kind of a goon. In 2004, Steve Moore got in a fight with another player on Bertuzzi’s team. Bertuzzi took exception and later in the game, he attacked Moore from behind, punching him in the back of his head and sending him face first into the ice.

Moore ended up breaking his neck and pressing charges. Garrett should consider himself lucky that he won’t have to live with the weight that Bertuzzi does.

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No comparison whatsoever

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Only reason there is no comparison is that the helmet luckily hit with the neck padding, not the outside. That could have been a kill shot if a different portion of the helmet hit.

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Bertuzzi also killed a kid with an errant puck, IIRC

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C’s at Warriors tonight. Two teams that certainly look different compared to last year

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Be thankful that Coach Tom Cable (now with the Raiders) didn’t get on the field. “On August 17, 2009, ESPN reported that Cable was accused of punching assistant coach Randy Hanson in the face and fracturing his jaw. ” Wikipedia

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NFL rescinds Myles Garrett suspension after review footage clearly shows Mason Ruldolph’s punchable face.

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Shamelessly stolen from the Onion.

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Reiss: “It’s pretty normal for you to go on your SnapFace first thing every morning?”

Belichick (smiling): “Pretty much. See what happened, check it out, absolutely. Interact with everybody, see what they think, get my opinions out there. I don’t want to get left behind on that. Then brush my teeth.”

Belichick won the internet today.

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People complaining Mason Rudolph not getting suspended, the NFL punished the Steelers more by making them play him next game.

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Seems more likely than not it’s about the tegrity of the game.

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I know, I was being facetious. He absolutely should have been suspended.

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I got that, I was agreeing with you.

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with re-used facetious deflategate quotes.

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Sorry, I deleted because I posted in the wrong spot.

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The internet remains undefeated.

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and that’s enough internet for one day.

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Much better, I got that one!

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I feel so old, I don’t recognize any of the memes in this meme.

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The confused cat should be Rudolph, 3/10 meme

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I don’t understand most of the memes that are on social media

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Wynn has played 5 quarters of NFL football . I think the jury is still out that he can be a good LT in the NFL. That said we really need him to be that guy.

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The five quarters he’s played is till better than the entire career of Newhouse. So that’s a start.

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The talent is definitely there. I think he’s going to be a good draft pick.

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Left tackle is not rocket science DP, he’s on an island. He can mirror and he can kick slide and he wins with leverage. Those are just physical things you can do or you can’t.
How often does a LT look like a franchise LT for a 5 quarter stretch and turn out not to be one? You can’t fake it.

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You can be undersized and injury-prone as a result though.

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or just injury prone.

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I agree Matty D. I have no confidence in Wynn to stay on the field. But when he’s on the field? He’s the genuine article.

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I’m just here to see if Stokes is arguing with people about Myles Garrett.

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You probably missed the context man.

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I know I’d rather have Garrett on my team than Rudolph.

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Well he will have the same effEct whether he played for the Pats or not this season. At least they’re not paying him to not play.

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SHONUFF!

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Are the Pats playing this weekend?

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Finally! I was getting out of the habit of Patrioting!

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Is it just my imagination, or are Trevor Lawrence and Breanna Stewart the same person?

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I’m pretty sure he’s a Gelfling.

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FYI, can we stop the “David and Goliath” narrative regarding Garrett/Rudolph. Garrett is 6’4″ and Rudolph is 6’5″.

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Manute Bol was 7’7″. OG all the way

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What’s up bro. Your better half told me you were back in circulation

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Yeah dude, I got railroaded by Steve and his idiot sons. All good, I got a better one lined up for Jan. I’ll hit you up later.

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Brady is 6’5 too. You think Brady and Garrett are the same kind of athlete? Garrett is an absolute freak. You also conveniently left out that Garrett outweighs him by 40 pounds

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Dont care about height or weight, if Rudolf hit him with helmet I would have the same opinion I have now.
It was stupid wrong and I don’t care what instigated it because it muted the point of whatever led to it .

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I didn’t realize that there was a David and Goliath narrative with last night’s incident

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Javon, I think you’re onto something.
I don’t think it’s black/white at an immediate level. But there’s a hierarchy of which positions are more humanized and which ones aren’t. And QBs are typically white and DEs are typically black.
I don’t condone what Garrett did at all but I found the way Buck/Aikman responded to the situation unsettling for a reason I couldn’t pin down, and I think this is part of it.

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I mean, it was pretty ugly. But they’re TV people, they exaggerate everything. That’s just what they do. But if JJ Watt was swinging RW’s helmet at his head, I think it would have had the same reaction. I don’t think Troy Aikman was over the top because it was a black DE and a white QB. But I’m not Troy Aikman, I have no idea what he was really thinking

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New Arcade Game

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“Can I play too?”

– Vontaze Burfict

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To answer Nate’s question:

@MarkDanielsPJ
Brady says he can remember the one time he pushed a defensive player back in 2002. Said it’s his only unsportsmanlike conduct penalty.

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@Trags
“We’ve been friends a long time and I’ve always admired him.” Tom Brady on LeBron James saying he wants to do what Brady has and play for a long time. #Patriots

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I’m glad Darren Sproles is unavailable. Few players, even at his age worry me like that dude.

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Yeah still scarred from that punt return 4 years ago. In fact I’m still scarred from that whole game.

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That game and the season finale at Miami that same year still leave me confused

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In all honesty, an I know how some folks are going to feel about this but, I feel like folks see the “big, scary black man” hit the “smaller” non-threatening white guy and over react to the point where nothing else in the situation matters but the “swing”.

Feel free to react accordingly.

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It always come down to race for you , lol.

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“Accordingly”.

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I rarely see color in these issues and I don’t usually use racial components to make a point unless it’s valid. For example, The NFL has never seen a collection of black QB’s as good in its history than right now with Mahomes, Watson, Lamar and Wilson. I find this to be accurate and racially relevant but two football players going at it to me has nothing to do with color but just alphas playing a gladiator sport.

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That’s fine. I respect your different opinion.

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Insane. If anything I think more people are giving Garrett a pass then they should.
Imagine this: Lamar Jackson gets into it with a defender after a scramble and gets hit over the head with his own helmet.
What are we talking about the next day? That one of the best QBs got assaulted on the field. Not that he instigated anything.

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I’m of the mindset that “Don’t start none, won’t be none”.

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Black logic, lol.

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I’m pretty sure if anybody that is not black used that terminology would be called a racist in today’s society. #doublestandardforlife

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I tried telling that to my wife. Didn’t end well

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I have no reaction. In the heat of the moment, shit happens. I once got suspended and fined for a slide tackle that broke a player’s ankle. He was going after a smaller teammate and being a punk in general. But I went too far, even if I think the guy deserved it. In the end, all the player’s involved should consider themselves lucky that no one was seriously injured.

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Years ago (and I know many of you are gonna remember this one), Bill Romanowski smacked a Raiders teammate so hard it shattered said teammate’s eye socket. A teammate, fer Chrissakes. And didn’t seem to show any remorse for it. Granted, Romanowski was (and probably still is) dumb as a box of hair. Garrett at least apologized for his actions, so he obviously knows the difference between right and wrong, which means he’s a hell of a lot wiser than Romanowski was/is. The lesson here: Black or white, everyone’s brain is gray and squishy. Don’t lose control of it, and… Read more »

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Bobby Portis punched his teammate Nicola Mirotic at practice and gave him facial fractures and a concussion. 8 game suspension

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If my name was Booby Porties, I’d probably have an attitude, too….

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I’m a bad typist. Phone buttons are too small