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Old 02-11-2013, 10:39 PM   #11
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Default Re: NFL May 'Widen' All Football Fields By An Additional 35 Ft (and 110 Yds Total Len

Why don't they just go metric? "Three meters and a gram of dust."
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:49 PM   #12
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Turned a dying franchise into a spectacular film and is going on to make one of the most anticipated sequels of the summer?
Not that it matters here, since this is a Steelers forum, but....

That was a STUPID MOVIE. Like most movies today-- it was two hours of disconnected violence, explosions, girls, and over-the-top CGI. The little bit of plot it had made no sense, and it lacked any of the things that have made Star Trek unique for 40 years. If your homeworld just got destroyed, and you are distraught over that, and you just got warped back in time 25 years-- wouldn't your priority be to avert the disaster before it happens this time, instead of going on a murderous rampage to destroy the galaxy? For him to mad at Spock, wouldn't that be like being angry at the firefighter who lost his life saving your family from a burning fire?

It was not as movie made for people who actually think about what they are watching-- otherwise, troubled cadets getting appointed to command of the fleet's most advanced starship, "Red matter", and people performing atmospheric re-entry in space suits and parachutes would cause you to raise your eyebrows and walk out of the movie like I did.

Really? They had no other senior or even junior officers onboard the Federation flagship? They had to appoint Kirk's entire graduating class of raw cadets to teh bridge crew on their first tour? There was not even a more eligible ensign or lieutenant junior grade onboard?

Star Trek used to address lofty ethical questions, like whether it is right for us to create a race of androids to use as slaves, or whether we should interfere with the natural development of primitive cultures. The only ethical question I saw this last one address was whether shoddy writers like Jar-Jar Abrams should be allowed to desecrate 40 year legacies like a toddler in a candy store,

Gene Roddenberry's Star Trek was visionary. He had the nerve to cast a black female in a lead role, and not only that-- but he broke all the stereotypes of the time and made her a technically proficient, respectable, professional. IN this new movie-- Abrams was looking backwards. He casted Uhura as a "communications major"-- I bet if singing were a Starfleet major, they would have made her an expert in that, and it would have afforded them the chance to introduc more pop culture in a movie that is supposed to take placde 3 centuries from now.

What did she say to Spock? "Tell me what you need-- I will do whatever you want." THAT is NOT worthy of Star Trek. Roddenberry advanced black people by decades in his show. Abrams made them back into minstrels in 2 hours of his crap. I bet they added that line just so the 13 year old fanboys will have something to replay in their minds that night when they go home to choke the chicken in their parent's basement.

I guess if all you want is over-the-top effects, explosions, and a lot of cliche dialog that pays too much homaghe to the original, the new Star Trek is for you.

I see the new one is already based on a flawed plot premise and I have not yet even seen it yet. An invisible, dark force is trying to destroy earth.....which should not matter so much anymore if humanity has settled thousands of worlds across the galaxy. But it works for the hoardes of non-thinking movie goers that just want one-liners and things that go BOOM. Maybe if we are lucky, they will just go all the way and give Sulu a lightsaber, and have Uhura take all her clothes off next time. Now THAT would be classy....
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Harrison announced his retirement after next season
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Harrison announced his retirement after next season
I am almost afraid to ask but, does that mean he feels he is definitely going to be back this year?
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Where did you see that at? And hopefully that means he will restructure if he is staying and its his last year.
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Where did you see that at? And hopefully that means he will restructure if he is staying and its his last year.
I've been saying for a while that at the end of the 2013 season, Harrison will hoist the Lombardi and announce, "I retire."

I will now add, that after those words, he will say, "Eff Goodell!!!"
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I think the longer fields are a good idea. Why not make the fields longer? Wallace's 80 yard touchdowns will now be 90 yard touchdowns and he will get into the record books as the all-time receiving leader that much sooner.

I also think the 18 game schedule Goodell proposed is a good idea. It makes sense to cut meaningless preseason games and extend the real thing... kind of like the CFL.

And another change I like is the 35 yard kickoff Goodell implemented... kind of... like the CFL.

Wait a minute... Herr Goodell isn't German at all. He's... he's... CANADIAN!!!

Do the birthers know about this?!?! I demand to see Goodell's birth certificate!!!

This is not the International Football League!!! Curse you, Canada!!! Curse you for making football into a kinder, gentler game to suit your own pacifist, socialist agenda!!!
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Anything to give another edge to the offensive side of the game. Yaayyyyy..........

"ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!!!......... I'M SICK AND TIRED OF THESE MOTHERFUCKING CHANGES, IN THIS MOTHERFUCKING GAME!!!!!!!!............"

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In that regard, it might be simpler to just take defense out of the game entirely. Only have the offense on the field. Once an offensive team scores, the other team's offense comes on, and hooray, another score. The downside is that the game's outcome will be decided by the coin flip before the game, but the average NFL fan isn't bright enough to figure this out and may not notice. Isn't that right Roger???

Fantasy enthusiests would be in heaven. Most of them don't care much about defense anyway...give them another timely TD, and the corks will pop....

AND there is a huge bonus for those poor poor owners of these billion dollar enterprises, but are so impoverished they can't to build their own stadiums.

Just think of the payroll saving not having to pay defensive players? Not to mention having pay for the healthcare expenses they create hitting players who are only trying to score.

In fact, you'd have hardly any injuries at all to speak of. Your Franchise value will soar larger than the size of most 3rd world countries. You might have enough to buy New Zeland if you sell out.. Just think about that, you love running a football club, but you got to admit running a whole country could be a whole lot of fun....... Roger will get you there.....
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I think the longer fields are a good idea. Why not make the fields longer? Wallace's 80 yard touchdowns will now be 90 yard touchdowns and he will get into the record books as the all-time receiving leader that much sooner.

I also think the 18 game schedule Goodell proposed is a good idea. It makes sense to cut meaningless preseason games and extend the real thing... kind of like the CFL.

And another change I like is the 35 yard kickoff Goodell implemented... kind of... like the CFL.

Wait a minute... Herr Goodell isn't German at all. He's... he's... CANADIAN!!!

Do the birthers know about this?!?! I demand to see Goodell's birth certificate!!!

This is not the International Football League!!! Curse you, Canada!!! Curse you for making football into a kinder, gentler game to suit your own pacifist, socialist agenda!!!
That is pretty funny.
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1. My mother is a life-long Trekky- not sure how to spell as am a Star Wars geek - she really enjoyed seeing a younger Enterprise crew and thought the acting was better than most of the Star Trek films - I won't say its the best Star Trek flick ever - cause I give that title to "Khaaaaaan" - but, going to see it with family and experiencing it in the theaters for the first time in a while and seeing my mom enjoy it made it worth it. It wasn't terrible - fun popcorn click IMO. It's like the by the time you got to see Revenge of the Sith, you knew the last 2 were bad, and that it couldn't get any worse, knew there was going to be boat loads of CGI - so might as well enjoy the rediculously choreographed fight scene over the lava explosions - what the hell right - even though Anakin SHOULD have been given a red light saber as a gift from Palpy for the final fight.

2. WIN ONE FOR HARRISON BABY! (if he's still here)

3. EDIT: And oh yea - more changes mean my future kids wont be watching what I got to experience = boo.
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