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    Respect for Ryan Braun

    MLB dropped the ball on this one, big time. Chain-of-custody is serious business. Keeping urine samples in a collector's basement over the weekend violates chain-of-custody. You would think an MLB CDT (Comprehensive Drug Testing) collector with 6yrs experience would know that and follow the correct protocol.

    It's done correctly in thousands of clinics around the country every day, including Sundays, and in the military. Pro sports are not the exception.

    Chalk one up for the 'Hebrew Hammer', regardless of whether his sample tested positive or negative, the failure to follow protocol invalidates the test. And 'yes', he did handle the whole situation quite professionally.

    I can't believe MLB even tried going ahead with a suspension knowing the samples were kept, unsecured, in a basement for that long ... that is 'bush' league. Kudos to Ryan Braun for standing up for himself.
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    Posted 02-29-2012 at 08:07 AM by SloMotion SloMotion is offline
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    Could former Saints practice-squad player be the next Jeremy Lin?

    ... yeah, Ivory ... having Sproles, PT & Ingram on the roster didn't help any either ... the Saints were 'blessed' with an abundance of RB talent ...
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    Posted 02-28-2012 at 03:50 PM by SloMotion SloMotion is offline
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    Could former Saints practice-squad player be the next Jeremy Lin?

    If the Saints did not have the "package of violence", Bell would be on the team.
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    Posted 02-28-2012 at 09:21 AM by SmashMouth SmashMouth is offline
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    NFL Alumni vote Stafford QB of the Year (?)

    Yeah, when I see a list of awards like this it makes me think of the American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) where everyone gets a trophy. That's good for the kids, but these guys are million dollar athletes, does everyone need a trophy in the NFL?
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    Posted 02-28-2012 at 06:17 AM by SloMotion SloMotion is offline
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    NFL Alumni vote Stafford QB of the Year (?)

    That is a heck of a list...can't see anything wrong with it (rolling my eyes in the back of my head at this very moment)
    and think they are all well deserving of the award they received.
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    Posted 02-27-2012 at 07:39 PM by Byubengal Byubengal is offline
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    Posted 02-21-2012 at 09:54 AM by Halo Halo is offline
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    SuperBowl XLVI; A Closer Look

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    I think that game was played like crap. Mistake riddled, ball dropping hott mess!!
    Yeah, it just came down to the Giants making the plays and the Patriots not. I'm seeing a lot of focus on Wes Walker (Pats) dropping the pass with 4-minutes left to play. Thought the 4th qtr Rob Ninkovich (Pats) offsides penalty that gave the Giants new life on third down, deep in their own end, was key. Seemed like the more time both Brady & Eli had, the worse they threw the ball (?). Didn't expect such a low-scoring event ... almost thought I had it called when I saw Ochocinco lining up on the last play of the game for the 'Hail Mary',
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    Posted 02-06-2012 at 05:52 AM by SloMotion SloMotion is offline
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    KFC Wants to Help Saints Fans Get Over "Fowl" End to Season

    Got some delicious fried chicken this weekend.
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    Posted 02-05-2012 at 09:28 PM by 11toby 11toby is offline
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    SuperBowl XLVI; A Closer Look

    I think that game was played like crap. Mistake riddled, ball dropping hott mess!!
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    Posted 02-05-2012 at 09:16 PM by Halo Halo is offline
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    SuperBowl XLVI; A Closer Look

    ... but now I feel better, "Broadway" Joe Namath has come around to my way of thinking, Joe Namath .... and the Patriots released Tiquan Underwood yesterday, paving the way for Chad Ochocinco to play in the SuperBowl .... it would appear my evil plan is coming along quite nicely ...
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    Posted 02-05-2012 at 05:48 AM by SloMotion SloMotion is offline
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    SuperBowl XLVI; A Closer Look

    Yeah, you could be right ... I accidently watched Skip Bayless for more then a brief second yesterday and noticed, for the most part, he agrees with me ... now I'm worried I could be a little off with my predicitions ...
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    Posted 02-04-2012 at 07:16 AM by SloMotion SloMotion is offline
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    SuperBowl XLVI; A Closer Look

    I differ in your wrap up. I agree they will fake the kick. Brady will throw deep to Ochocinco, but Chad will drop the pass.

    So 85 will retire, but under a different set of circumstances...

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    Posted 02-03-2012 at 10:52 AM by saintfan saintfan is online now
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    A Tragic Day in American History

    I was attending ST Patricks Catholic School when this happened. We had stopped class to watch it because one of our Nun's knew the teacher. Anyway, the explosion is still burned into my memory. Three things I will never forget seeing. The shuttle exploding, the Berlin Wall coming down and seeing the 2nd tower collapes.

    Great blog SF. Thanks for letting us remember, brother.
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    Posted 02-01-2012 at 10:54 AM by SapperSaint SapperSaint is offline
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    SuperBowl XLVI; An obligatory blog

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    Am I the only one who thinks that is crazy that the Patriots have made it to 5 superbowls since 2000? I looked at there team and noticed they dont even have a defensive coordinator. How is that possible? The Patriots really are the team to beat in the NFL.
    ... and won three out of four with one to play ... nah, you're not crazy ... some would say it's an indictment of the AFC and AFC East that a team with no DC could finish in first and go to the SuperBowl, but I think it's more indicative of Belichik and the systems he put in place back in 2000. Having Tom Brady hasn't hurt him any either.

    Belichik/Brady have a history and it can't be denied. The Patriots are to the New Millenium what the Steelers were to the '70s, the FortyNiners were to the '80s and the Cowboys were to the '90s.

    They are the team to beat, and while I don't necessarily have a dog in the fight, I'm still sticking with Brady and the Pats in this one.
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    Posted 02-01-2012 at 07:30 AM by SloMotion SloMotion is offline
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    SuperBowl XLVI; An obligatory blog

    Am I the only one who thinks that is crazy that the Patriots have made it to 5 superbowls since 2000? I looked at there team and noticed they dont even have a defensive coordinator. How is that possible? The Patriots really are the team to beat in the NFL.
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    A Tragic Day in American History

    NASA knew not to launch. That's the saddest thing about it. They had known for almost 10 years and yet they caved in to external pressure.

    I suppose you can say, you know, it's a dangerous occupation. You can say you have to be good with the risk. And as with anything, sometimes you have to break your own rules so as to appease other people...

    Or do you?

    I appreciate everyone's comments. This one will always be near and dear to me.
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    Posted 01-30-2012 at 11:04 AM by saintfan saintfan is online now
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    A Tragic Day in American History

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    I took it for granted that the Space Shuttle would take off and come back because it always had before.
    I don't think you're alone. I think NASA took it for granted too.
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    Posted 01-29-2012 at 11:15 PM by Halo Halo is offline
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    A Tragic Day in American History

    I took it for granted that the Space Shuttle would take off and come back because it always had before. Actually didn't hear about the explosion until after, was off somewhere doing 'military' stuff. I remember thinking, "O-rings?". I agree, it takes a special kind of person to go through that training and then strap on a suit to blast off into outer space. Thanks for the remind, saintfan.
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    Posted 01-29-2012 at 08:10 PM by SloMotion SloMotion is offline
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    A Tragic Day in American History

    It's a sad, sad story and I've also read or heard they were alive for a few minutes before impact, that the explosion itself probably did not kill them.

    I will remember this. I'll never forget where I was that day....
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    Posted 01-29-2012 at 03:15 PM by Halo Halo is offline
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    SuperBowl XLVI; An obligatory blog

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    New England's TE has a high ankle sprain? Sure I heard that somewhere this week. That's big.

    I think the "G" men win again.
    Yeah, Gronkowski ... ouch! I've just been hearing he had some sort of injury and was hoping the extra week off would give him time to heal up. High ankle sprain? Could take him 2 weeks, could take him a month or longer. That's not good for the Pats.

    I'm starting to think I'm betting on the wrong horse ...
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    Posted 01-29-2012 at 06:57 AM by SloMotion SloMotion is offline

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