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@squirrel @Kyle Rodriguez The felony charges were deemed not appropriate. Whine all you want, but you are distorting what took place for your little agenda. Driving impaired does endanger others, however it is not like Irsay was driving 30 miles over the limit and blowing through traffic lights. Again, your hyperbole to enhance your arguement falls flat.
2 months ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/
@Payton So you are saying you would rather have Boern Werner over TRich? How about the 4 years of Jerry Hughes over TRich? In the context of zero patience which is where you reside, I would say they are a wash, so who cares?
TRich will slowly ramp up and excel - He will be performing at a high level for the Colts 3 years from now. That is worth a first round pick.
10 months ago on The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Ryan Grigson
@hankster @CoverZero There is much discussion about income inequality, but no consensus for trends in either direction or how to narrow the gap. What is most certain is routing money through Washington DC and expecting it will not be shamelessly diluted or diverted is almost charming.
1 year, 2 months ago on A Post on Freedom and Red, White and Blue: A look back at the Colts' home dominance over the Texans
As a Hoosier in the USA, I felt compelled to respond.
Aren’t you revealing just a bit of insecurity? I saw no mention of a
monopoly on freedom. I saw the word free, but not “freest”.
You had me slightly engaged until lack of social mobility was mentioned. Do
you mean economic class mobility? Tell you what, why don't we truck a few million
folks from south of the border up to Canadia and drop them off to see what
happens to your mobility. I thought Canadians where all about peace, love and
save the world. In twelve months time with some planes, boats, and some money
from some U2 freedom concerts, you could rescue 10-15 million families from
around the globe and let them enjoy the wonderfulness of Canadia. Start with
Syria which is a mess right now, no doubt a result of OUR policies and not the
500 mil+ dollars stolen by the Arafat estate. The more we head in the direction
of a bourgeoning government bureaucracy which is promoted by the liberals in
the USA you seem to align with, the worse our situation gets and the LESS
mobility we have.
If by social mobility you mean economic mobility I beg to differ. I live
near one of the few bodies of water in the Indy area and there are countless
folks who started out in 2 bedroom apartments and now live in 4000 sq ft+ quasi
mansions with incomes to support a lifestyle equal to the estate. How about
some simple statistics regarding the subject - http://www.creators.com/opinion/walter-williams/income-mobility.html
I have enjoyed many a weekend afternoon away from my 1400 sq ft of simple
home to enjoy the hospitality of many of these people in their beautiful homes.
So much for social mobility if that’s what you meant. By the way, jazz consumed
in any that can be construed as frequent or high quantity is for the pretentious
and social wannabe’s who never quite make it. You know, like Diane from the TV
The high incarceration rates are a result of both our freedom as we move
towards a larger and larger welfare
system. It is a tough problem, but you
have to admit, Canada only has the population of California alone. I know you
are talking rates, but creating opportunity and reversing decades of failed
policies and government largess that encouraged millions to be idle for 10x the
population of Canada is a bit of a challenge.
I find it very odd that some from Canada like to take pot shots at the USA
and seem a bit on edge about our situation. Are you feeling somehow insecure?
Why not just enjoy the recent (two and a half decades) resurgence in your good
fortune which is due in most part to your ability to control your borders and
therefore your natural resources per capita. Kudo's to Canadia. I just don't
understand why you feel compelled to criticize others.
Equally confusing is the inclination of many Canadians critical of the USA
to favor the leftists in our country even as they point to their economic
success. Beyond any social issues, the economic policies of the left in the USA
have encouraged and call for increasing government red tape and costs which is
strangling our ability to generate the wealth that solves so many social ills.
Kudo’s to Canadians for reducing government spending per GDP over the past
twenty years to take full advantage of your wealth from natural resources. But then
why align yourselves intellectually with our left? Could it be that you WANT us
Excepting the national defense questions, the social “issues” of the right
would have minimal impact on individuals or society in general. The right or
Republicans could control all three legislative branches and there would not be
an explosion in crosses burning in yards, beatings of gays, and yes, abortion
will never be outlawed. It’s just not gonna happen. As for national defense,
there is a very vocal and principled contingent on the right that has had
enough of interventions overseas. As demonstrated by history, the USA left
speaks peace, but sends troops (in the name of peace of course). Maybe your
insecurity stems from the un-provable, but compelling notion that your ability
to be so peaceful as a nation over the past 100 years, is in great part because
you have enjoyed the defacto protection from your proximity to the vicious USA.
Oh, and if you think the CSIS does not snoop domestically you confuse me
even more. I always thought ignorance was bliss, and again you wouldn't feel
the need to be so externally focused.
@skroha @Payton He was not charged with fleeing or resisting arrest. His lawyer says those reports are false.
1 year, 2 months ago on Colts Safety Joe Lefeged Arrested on Gun Charges, Fleeing Police
@bradicus18 my first wife used criticize our vacations for weeks before we even stepped on a plane. Took the fun all out of it. Questioning ithe move seems ok at this point, but total slams seem out of whack until a few games are played.
1 year, 4 months ago on Colts trade C A.Q. Shipley for conditional draft pick
How convenient for those arguing that Satele is an awful center to ignore his nagging injury last year. His performance last year was bad, however with full health he will contribute all we need him too and we get a draft pick. Smart move Grig's.
@SGV This is how SGV sounds when he pronounces Gosder's name.
1 year, 6 months ago on Guest Post: Were the Colts Free Agents Worth the Money?
@Lvl9LightSpell I think the carriage returns are up in Goshen behind the barn.
1 year, 7 months ago on Anthony Castonzo: Still the right pick
Please don't take offense, but I did not read past the opening paragraph. Trolls are boring, reaction to them is therefore boring, and crossbows do not kill trolls - nothing kills trolls and the sickness that causes their desperate need for attention - ignoring them destroys their power which is the best outcome possible.
1 year, 9 months ago on Troll Hunting: Megatroll Chris Baldwin Is In the Cross Hair
WTF - he bump/grabs Avery 20 yards down the field on that long miss. That's what prevented Avery from catching that.
1 year, 11 months ago on Colts-Packers Open Thread | October
@Music Man I'm right with you now. After seeing RG3's game and how he gained his rythm with all those short dumps, I was ticked that we didn't take the same approach. Then I calmed down and realized that we do not have the same team, AND to your point it is best to let Luck develop with his game and talents. I guess it is analogous to changing a throwing motion - it often messes the athlete up more than it helps. Better to let him do his thing and build the team around him.
2 years ago on Eyes in the Backfield-Vikings | September
@Coltsheadben @Nate Dunlevy @MarcusDugan That was funny enough for me/
Thanks, this will be fun to watch.
Because of the comparisons, I feel compelled to point out that a few of RG3's passes were thrown high enough that the reciever had to really sky to catch them and given RG3's velocity they seemed to have stick'm on their hands. This includes the short dump over the middle to Garcon that went for an 88 yrd td.
Also, I have seen no mention on the boards of the 8 yard contact and then hold on Reggie in the endzone that resulted in the interception. The announcers picked up on it sort of with the "I'm sure Reggie will say he was held" comment, but that's about it. RG3 (who played a lights out game) threw a flier into the endzone and got an interference call that sure seemed like a good defensive play to me. Of course I just sit on my fat behind and watch, so........
2 years ago on Following a Legend: Andrew Luck Week 1 at Chicago Bears | September
Thank you! This write up and some throat lozenges helped with some of the pain from yelling at the tv screen yesterday.
2 years ago on Questioning Colts OC Bruce Arians: does he Understand his Offensive Personnel? | September
@silentkmantab @paulcareyjr The arm strength question was not remotely answered by Sunday's games. RG3 did not throw any amazing long passes so Bayless is still speculating. RG3 throws a ball with more zip but Luck is more than adequate.
2 years ago on Regular Season Week 1, Quick Recap: Colts 21 at Bears 41 | September
By the way, is anyone else bothered by the NFL advertising campaign with the bearded blue suit guy with the lisp? I know it is just supposed to be over the top goofiness, but at times it almost seems to demean being an NFL fan. For one thing, why do I need to be told that the NFL is fun? It is sort of like declaring that someone is funny. That doesn't need to be, and shouldn't be declared. People decide that on their own.
The play calling was not correct for the situation. There should have been a healthy dose of designed multiple short dump offs, bubble screens, or similar to help the young man gain some rhythm and confidence. Or, maybe that is what did occur, but the execution was so bad it wasn't apparent.
Kudos to the Bears Defense. Booos to the refs for the no call for the contact at 8 yards and the holding around the waist on Reggie in the end zone pick. Bigger boooos to the tv heads for not making a bigger deal out of it. "Tim Jennings to a risk"? that' it? Given the ability of the Bears to do what they wanted, this or any other complaints likely wouldn't have changed the outcome, however at that moment it would have changed the complexion of the game.
It will be fun to watch the growth and improvement of this team, and see who emerges as talent to be key parts of the monster. Yeah, the monster - it is just going to take some time. See you in the 600's on Sunday.
@cinesimonj Seriously, you continue to read anything to completion even if it senseless trash? How is that a an efficient use of your brain? Garbage in, and in your case, it appears garbage stays.
2 years ago on
Mike Anderson on His Life as Lance Armstrong's Personal Assistant | Road Biking | OutsideOnline.com
@Muddy Mudskipper Well of course, but that is not the story at hand. Doping is rampant in this sport so to not dope is to place yourself virtually out of the sport.
Let me get this straight - The USADA did not catch any doping after 100's of tests on Armstrong and a result claims that their testing methods are not going to catch every incidence and that others who have admitted to doping also did not test positive.
So as a competitor, you can pretty much count on the fact that anyone in the sport is doping. Wouldn't you be stupid NOT to dope to compete? The should shut the sport down until the can reliably test. Right now it is a joke.
@everydoctellsastory Oh great, let's just throw him in the river then, and if he floats he doped, and if he sinks he was telling the truth. From your post he basically is guilty unless the skies open up and a booming voice declares his innocence. Of course then the athiests will contend he put something in their water to make them hallucinate.
There is nothing of substance here, although I have to admit I only made it half way through. What a waste of words, time, and any equipment used to create this and disseminate it across the internet.
@paulcareyjr Good point about the money next year. it will be strange to see the Colts active in FA season.
2 years ago on BREAKING: Colts acquire CB Vontae Davis from Miami | August
Cornerback is the position that makes me most nervous in the draft. It is such a critical position, and yet it seems like more of a crap shoot than others. To obtain a solid, proven player, even if not a shut down guy is a good safe move.
As for this season and keeping Luck upright, I am sure you have not forgotten that the Colt's get first dibs on players released over the next week. It is going to be tough to trust this unproven brain trust.
@DougEngland I see what you are saying, but if even half the roster moves pan out and the draft turns out as good as it looks right now (the regular season will be the measure) then it appears we are in good hands. Grigson and Pagano are new to their positions and team. If they don't have some miscues of significance THAT would be remarkable. As a fan it will test my patience for sure. Of course, the last few years of Polian's reign were nerve wracking, soooo....
2 years ago on Preseason Game 3: Colts at Redskins Post-Game Summary | August
Maybe we were just playing double possum. Yeeeeaaaah, that's the ticket, double possum. Under the previous regime we would not show any of our cards in preseason and post those awful records. This time we are showing enough of our cards to win so the league THINKS they are seeing it all, but come the regular season we run to the LEFT side. Seeeeee, we'z run'n a scam heeeerrrre, yeah that's the ticket, we got 'em all where we want 'em. Take heart gents.
@Platinum Yeah, I was pretty hopeful, but this game has brought me down to earth a bit. I should probably play the "pre-season doesn't mean anything" card which is all I heard when the whole team looked good, but I actually think much can be learned.
On the other hand, the regular season is a whole different animal and the Colts could surprise.
2 years ago on Lucks at RGIIIs Preseason Week 3 Open Thread | August
Whatever assets a receiver may have, whether hands, speed, or size, it rarely matters unless they are open. Whalen seems to be open an awful lot.
Is it me, or does Griff look like a small, compact tight end on the field?
oooh boy - stick with the cheerleaders.
@Kyle Rodriguez I suppose you are right, but how do we really know? Ballard seems to be moving in the forward direction with the same line. Nothing spectacular, but forward.
Maybe the trade IS for MJD. We will need more than Ballard and..............Ballard.
DJ Johnson looking better and better.
@paulcareyjr Buddy Jackson was waived IR.
2 years, 1 month ago on Guessing At the First Roster Cuts: A 75-Man Prediction | August
@Hogue So you are going to ignore Hughe's almost constant presence and pressure in the backfield?
2 years, 1 month ago on Preseason: Rams 3 at Colts 38 Game Summary | August
@Blue@Heart @DougEngland The "canal boy" comment seems rather troll like. Intended to provoke rather than make a point.
2 years, 2 months ago on Running Back Pass Protection: Donald Brown is the Biggest Bust Of All Time | July
@workingdan @Blue@Heart @Kyle Rodriguez @Heart
2 years, 2 months ago on Winning Over a City and Growing a Fanbase, Part III | June
The stopwatch check should really be a standard analysis of QB's each season. If you have time to send a tweet and make a sandwich before you throw maybe that line would make Curtis Painter a serviceable QB (unlike this blog interface or whatever it is I'm typing into)
2 years, 3 months ago on The Silliness of Mainstream Media Perspectives Regarding Colts Offensive Questions | June
@MarlaAS I work with really boring people all day long - I find Irsay and his idiosyncrasies refreshing.
3 years ago on Manning Likely Headed for Surgery
@buymymonkey It will also be a true test of some fans. I saw a comment elsewhere that this is not the Mannings - it is the Colts. True
The pace of all these developments is what is so torturous. However the same result could have occurred with a lineman falling backwards onto Peyton's leg, or any number of scenarios. The possibility is always there. I was really upset considering why the Colts would subject the team to his huge contract and the cap implications, until I considered all they ways his season or career could end.
I don't know what Irsay's tweets normally look like, but that seems pretty clear to me - Peyton is in trouble. For those of think that Irsay sounds like a drugged up teen, you must be extremely stoic, boring folks.
3 years ago on What is Irsay Talking About?
@KyleVester I trust Peyton Manning and while I doubt he had input on drafting Painter, I'll bet he has input on the assessment to keep developing him, which is what they will do.
3 years ago on What We Know and What We Don't
How can you say Freeney is a beast? All game it seemed like he was dipping his shoulder about 3 inches to low. He is going to have to fix this regardles of production. (my tongue in cheek imitation of the Painter touchdown pass critiques).
3 years ago on Review of the Packers/Colts