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    Should you draft a Detroit Lion for your fantasy team?

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    I've had him in the past... that's why I think he's going to surprise you. I think he's underrated catching passes out the backfield and running the football. He's still only 25 and was a very good college player. Detroit's pass happy field stretching offense should benefit Smith a great deal imo. There should be a lot of holes to run through and he's now a full year off ACL injury. His explosiveness should slowly creep back.
    Ok, well you've accomplished something no Detroit fan has been able to do these past few seasons and that's to get me to reconsider my view of Kevin Smith and maybe cut him some slack ... that's "maybe", I'm still in the "reconsidering" phase, .
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    Posted 08-14-2012 at 04:24 PM by SloMotion SloMotion is offline
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    Should you draft a Detroit Lion for your fantasy team?

    I've had him in the past... that's why I think he's going to surprise you. I think he's underrated catching passes out the backfield and running the football. He's still only 25 and was a very good college player. Detroit's pass happy field stretching offense should benefit Smith a great deal imo. There should be a lot of holes to run through and he's now a full year off ACL injury. His explosiveness should slowly creep back.
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    Posted 08-14-2012 at 09:26 AM by papz papz is offline
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    Should you draft a Detroit Lion for your fantasy team?

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    I had Pettigrew on my team last year and I didn't even realize he finished with that many receptions. Should be a great value pick especially in a PPR.

    I think Kevin Smith will surprise you Slo. Hopefully he can stay healthy.
    And that's the key with Kevin Smith, staying healthy, but even then, he's not going to put up big numbers ... in part of course, because the Lions are a 'pass-first' offense and in part because he's just not that talented a runner. I'd take him as a bench player and start him against the teams like Carolina (last season) that were weak defending the run & where the Lions obviously would attempt to exploit that ... but for the most part, I see Detroit trying to get the running game going by giving him the ball a lot before realizing he just ain't gonna' get it done and going to the pass.

    I'd be interested in hearing from people who have had Kevin Smith on their FF teams in the past and how it worked out for them, good or bad.
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    Posted 08-14-2012 at 09:04 AM by SloMotion SloMotion is offline
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    Should you draft a Detroit Lion for your fantasy team?

    I had Pettigrew on my team last year and I didn't even realize he finished with that many receptions. Should be a great value pick especially in a PPR.

    I think Kevin Smith will surprise you Slo. Hopefully he can stay healthy.
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    Posted 08-13-2012 at 01:25 PM by papz papz is offline
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    Billy's Man Cave: YouTube Sports Vlog

    D_it_up

    Awesome! when you vie the video on Youtube, click "Share" and you get a URL like this:
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    http://youtu.be/mRMkFBITrsA
    Copy that URL from Youtube and you can paste it directly into your video and it will automatically embed your YouTube video into your blog post.
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    Posted 08-12-2012 at 06:50 PM by Halo Halo is offline
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    Should you draft a Detroit Lion for your fantasy team?

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    Stafford was my qb last year. Dude put up ridiculous numbers on a regular basis and won me a lot of games. I spent most of the season trying to convince my brother to trade Johnson to me as he also put up monster numbers.
    The key there I think is Johnson ... Stafford would have decent numbers either way, but throwing to Calvin is like having the winning 'multiplier' in the Mega Millions ... it just increases your winnings. Johnson has been around the league a few seasons and teams have had time to work up a way to stop him ... you can't, you can only, hopefully, minimize the damage he's going to do.

    Picking from the Lions roster for your FF team is not for the faint of heart, but there are a few gems there ... give Pettigrew, Scheffler & Hanson a good look and don't rule out Burleson, Young & Broyles ... Detroit is going to come out throwing once again this season. Running back is a crapshoot, I'm hoping Joquie Bell is able to help & the 'Leshoure expirement' pans out, but I wouldn't touch a Detroit RB if I was drafting for FF.
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    Posted 08-10-2012 at 07:51 AM by SloMotion SloMotion is offline
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    Should you draft a Detroit Lion for your fantasy team?

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    Great write up slomotion. Can you do the other 31 teams next?
    ... Ok, but I can't promise they'll be up before the draft, .
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    Posted 08-10-2012 at 07:36 AM by SloMotion SloMotion is offline
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    Should you draft a Detroit Lion for your fantasy team?

    Stafford was my qb last year. Dude put up ridiculous numbers on a regular basis and won me a lot of games. I spent most of the season trying to convince my brother to trade Johnson to me as he also put up monster numbers.
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    Posted 08-09-2012 at 02:46 PM by frydaddy frydaddy is offline
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    Should you draft a Detroit Lion for your fantasy team?

    Great write up slomotion. Can you do the other 31 teams next?
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    Posted 08-09-2012 at 12:00 PM by Utah_Saint Utah_Saint is offline
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    Some TIN FOIL HAT Thoughts On The Whole Crazy Bounty/WiretappingThing

    rugby i must respectfully disagree with you. green bay has cheese. come on who doesnt like cheese? even lactose intolerant people try to sneak cheese into their diets.

    as far as the main article is concerned i have only one comment. just because you are paranoid does not mean people are not out to get you.
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    Posted 08-08-2012 at 01:27 PM by Kosoma Kosoma is offline
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    Conspiracy? Prove us wrong, NFL.

    my apologies i meant 1 coach
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    Posted 08-06-2012 at 05:04 PM by Kosoma Kosoma is offline
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    Conspiracy? Prove us wrong, NFL.

    even if some of the saints players had admitted to a bounty program, so what, thats no proof one existed. what if someone wrote down how the team selected who they were placing a bounty on and how much they were worth? thats still no proof of a bounty. how can that not be proof you might ask. beats the hell out of me, but maybe we should ask the NFL that question because that was the case with the washington redskins. there were 6 players and 2 coach who admitted that under williams they had a bounty program. furthermore one of the former players wrote an article for the chicago tribune detailing how their bounty worked. here is link) Matt Bowen: Bounties are part of the NFL - chicagotribune.com
    yet the nfl just completed its investigation of the redskins and the bills and has cleared both of them because there was no evidence of a bounty program.
    i cant begin to explain how confused i am by all of this. on one hand you have the saints who vehemently deny ever running such a program but the NFL say they have enough evidence to warrant the harshest penalties ever issued by the league. and on the other you have the skins who have 7 people who admit to a bounty program, one who even detailed it in writing for one of the largest news papers in the country but the NFL says there is no evidence. have i slipped through a black hole into bizarro world?
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    Posted 08-06-2012 at 05:01 PM by Kosoma Kosoma is offline
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    Sainity Zone 7-24-2012 NCAA, Penn State, and Egypt

    All situations of broad policy policing, judgement and penalization notoriously hurt the innocent unjustly. The bigger the group or organization, the more who suffer unjustly.

    In Penn State's case student athletes, local economy, small businesses, vendors, and ticket holders are left holding the bag. Academia and administration are ready to move on with a fresh bowl of water, something the previous administration, unable to flush, could not create.

    What about the student athletes who worked hard and were recruited into a football program that fell flat on its face? Although they're allowed to escape by transfer and gain instant eligibility, transferring may be more work than it's worth for those dependent on athletic scholarships.

    Colleges and Universities never give up student athlete scholarships so easily, and if they do only to pick up the very best of transfers. Most players on Penn State's team will not rise to the level required for a lateral move. Because some of the talented waited in wings for an opportunity to shine as 2nd string only to end up without the required resume for movement. Because some had average seasons last year and are not on "the list." Because some are now seniors and time has run out.

    I won't even get into the local business element because it's a given - Happy Valley will be not so Happy in the coming years = fewer ticket sales & less profit/income.

    The NCAA had to act otherwise it would have been CONFIRMED as a weakling only out to make players ineligible for transfer (which is mostly true.)

    The ENTIRE AFFAIR is a sad, sad tale told by fool who forgot his pen has no ink.

    The title of his tale?

    THE TRAGEDY OF JOE PATERNO


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    Mubarak clung tightly to power. He was enveloped in a military led "hierarchical democracy," with him at the top of the pyramid (no pun intended).
    NOW THAT IS PRICELESS LMAO!
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    Posted 07-27-2012 at 02:04 AM by Halo Halo is offline
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    Sainity Zone 7-24-2012 NCAA, Penn State, and Egypt

    I agree. Not that the football program generates several hundred million dollars for the local economy, the direct revenues that the football program generates provides the funding for all the women's sports, all the men's minor sports as well as the employment of several thousand students on financial aid.

    We should only embargo Egypt's tourism industry by closing their borders, and fine them only $70 Billion. That'll teach the poor for being victims.

    Penn State's rapid and complete governance transformation, prosecution of criminals and establishment of preventative protocols prior to any external involvement in penalties is an exact parallel to Egypt.

    We have established the moral high ground with this universally acclaimed policy, so there is no excuse for us not to levy similar sanctions on Egypt.
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    Posted 07-25-2012 at 09:47 AM by xan xan is offline
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    Sainity Zone 7-24-2012 NCAA, Penn State, and Egypt

    Well, kind of. Penn State isn't being punished. Their football program is being punished - and is even being allowed to operate under restrictions. And they are making PSU donate $73 million to child abuse foundations. In the game of life, the only victims in this scenario are still the kids Sandusky molested.

    And with Egypt, they put their own necks on the line and overthrew their corrupt leadership. They deserve the right to establish the new leeadership that they want and no one should get in their way.
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    Posted 07-25-2012 at 09:24 AM by neugey neugey is offline
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    Don't Let Roger Wear You Down!

    Need to rise up

    Everyone needs to rise up!

    Seems like Roger HAS gotten a lot of people down.

    I figured these blogs would be SMOKING HOT since King Goodell proclaimed himself Super King Emperor of all his slave players.

    TIME TO RISE UP PEOPLE!!!
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    Posted 07-20-2012 at 01:47 PM by Halo Halo is offline
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    Some TIN FOIL HAT Thoughts On The Whole Crazy Bounty/WiretappingThing

    That's some interesting thinking. It's not really that far fetched if you think about it. However, as Kristomac said the economy isn't dictated by who is playing in the Superbowl. We are a small town market, but so is Green Bay and they have less to offer than we do.
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    Posted 06-11-2012 at 12:20 PM by Rugby Saint II Rugby Saint II is offline
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    Some TIN FOIL HAT Thoughts On The Whole Crazy Bounty/WiretappingThing

    Saintswrath, the problem I have with your comments is your belief that a Superbowl in the home teams town wont make as much money (hotels , parking etc.) The problem with that assertion is that only a VERY small percentage of Superbowl attendees are actually from the home town. This is not the NCAA Championship. Most Superbowl ticketholders got to the Superbowl regardless of the teams playing, and as a guest house owner in The French Quarter for the past two Superbowls in New Orleans, I can tell you that hotels and motels and guest houses are rented out LOOOONG before the teams are decided. Yeah, New Orleans residents who are ticketholders to the Superbowl wont be staying in the local hotels, but there are always plenty of people willing to rent those rooms regardless of which teams are playing.

    New Orleans makes less money when LSU plays in the Sugar Bowl, or the Championship game, but the Superbowl is a different creature.
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    Posted 05-26-2012 at 08:11 AM by Kristomac Kristomac is offline

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