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    Rugby Saint II's Avatar

    CFP: "Just Keep Doing What You're Doing"

    I agree that the NFL playoffs were watered down adding more teams in that have less than Stellar records. I enjoy watching college playoffs more than the regular season, besides of course Alabama. Maybe there's more money in it from advertising and we all know that profits from the game or what it all boils down to.
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    Posted 12-09-2022 at 02:19 PM by Rugby Saint II Rugby Saint II is offline
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    This is the year

    MVP is all about a popularity contest... really nothing about how well a players does on a particular year, as evidenced on Brees' lack of MVPs.
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    Posted 11-27-2022 at 11:30 AM by SmashMouth SmashMouth is online now
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    This is the year

    That is a really good read neuguy. I was kind of hoping to see Chris olave in the running this year. But I guess rookie of the year will just have to do.
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    Posted 11-26-2022 at 02:54 PM by Rugby Saint II Rugby Saint II is offline
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    This is the year

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    They probably will give it to Brady as a going away present.

    You have a fair point, and God I hope not!
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    Posted 11-25-2022 at 11:35 AM by neugey neugey is offline
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    This is the year

    They probably will give it to Brady as a going away present.
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    Posted 11-25-2022 at 10:27 AM by Boston Saint Boston Saint is offline
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    Head Coach Material

    Fair argument.

    Dennis will last another season, but he shouldn't.

    It's time to hit the reboot switch. The Saints have talent on both sides of the ball but seems to always come out playing FLAT to start. That's on the HC and OC.

    Dalton is bad, Winston is still throwing picks etc. Only bright spot was landing Olave in the draft. His future appears to be very bright.

    But yeah, Allen doesn't have that "it", "aura" of being a leader of men. His record as Head Coach is what it is.
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    Posted 11-10-2022 at 10:12 AM by K Major K Major is online now
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    Head Coach Material

    Nice write-up, Neugs!
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    Posted 11-10-2022 at 09:00 AM by turbo_dog turbo_dog is offline
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    Sanity Zone March 3, 2022 Misunderstanding Oil

    Technically, you are right, refining capacity has decreased. The US has 129 operating refineries. In 2020, 5 refineries closed shop. 2 refineries closed because they were no longer profitable to operate and too expensive to maintain. 3 refineries began the recommissioning process to produce bio-diesel. They are scheduled to reopen in the next 12-24 months. In all, we lost 800,000 barrels of processing capacity. There isn't a straight line from barrels processed to #of gallons of gas/diesel, but for simplicity, just say about 40% conversion rate. That loss of 320k barrels of auto fuel did contribute a bit to the higher gas prices, though arbs messing with spot/futures did a vast majority of the price damage.


    When you think about greenfielding a new refinery, several factors play into whether it is possible. 1) must be located near an existing port that can handle fuel tankers. 2) must be located near a large supply of water such that the draw won't destroy the local environment. 3) must have direct access to rail and unencumbered highway. 4) must have access to the oil and gas pipeline grid - if not, add $4 billion. 5) must have about 400 acres of contiguous land, plus a buffer to allow adjunct businesses to operate along side - like a sulfuric acid plant, and a nitrogen producing plant. 6) and lastly, about $20 billion to make it and $200 million in labor types to operate it; remember to add your cost of capital because....Figure about 4 years to get approval and permits, 2-3 years to build, and 1 year to certification.
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    Posted 08-20-2022 at 07:09 PM by xan xan is offline
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    Sanity Zone March 3, 2022 Misunderstanding Oil

    Thought we were low on refining capacity. When was the last time a new American refinery was built and opened up for business?

    We will need petroleum for the foreseeable future. As soon as battery tech improves where the charges last at least threefold longer, and the cost of solar panels significantly lowers, we will then see a permanent shift.
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    Posted 08-19-2022 at 10:24 PM by SmashMouth SmashMouth is online now
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    Reflecting A Year Later On The Marcus Davenport Selection...

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    Dude Payton was trying to get a pass rush. He believed as a we all knew that that was the team weakness . It was the best option THAT year. Best options donít always give you the world but itís sometimes worth a shot and the guy when healthy is still a very good player. I for one am ok with giving it your best shot when there is POTENTIAL for greatness. Safe bets work ok but seldom achieve the superlative. Losers always play it safe.
    There was as productive Defensive Ends taken later in the draft - and have been a helluva more healthy...

    Is When healthy gonna be on his HOF plaque?
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    Posted 11-07-2020 at 03:37 PM by jeanpierre jeanpierre is offline
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    Reflecting A Year Later On The Marcus Davenport Selection...

    Dude Payton was trying to get a pass rush. He believed as a we all knew that that was the team weakness . It was the best option THAT year. Best options don’t always give you the world but it’s sometimes worth a shot and the guy when healthy is still a very good player. I for one am ok with giving it your best shot when there is POTENTIAL for greatness. Safe bets work ok but seldom achieve the superlative. Losers always play it safe.
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    Posted 11-05-2020 at 10:15 PM by Thirty3 Thirty3 is offline
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    Itís hard for me to separate the two

    very honest. good read.
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    Posted 09-13-2020 at 08:17 PM by MaggieMayTB MaggieMayTB is offline
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    Itís hard for me to separate the two

    Kobe. Such a sad story.
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    Posted 03-18-2020 at 03:45 PM by Halo Halo is offline
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    Reflecting A Year Later On The Marcus Davenport Selection...

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    I could see your point if the two 1st round picks were mid round or higher, but both were at the tail end of the draft. The value was little more than two 1st picks from the 2nd round. Would you still be griping about that? I seriously doubt it.
    Two first round picks generally are two starters, with a fifth year options that allow a team more cap flexibility...

    Now we have those two starter slots tied into one player, one...

    And as I said, that mismanagement is on Sean Payton; this is what happens when one guy has too much power within an organization...
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    Posted 11-18-2019 at 02:09 AM by jeanpierre jeanpierre is offline
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    Reflecting A Year Later On The Marcus Davenport Selection...

    I could see your point if the two 1st round picks were mid round or higher, but both were at the tail end of the draft. The value was little more than two 1st picks from the 2nd round. Would you still be griping about that? I seriously doubt it.
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    Posted 11-15-2019 at 05:32 PM by AsylumGuido AsylumGuido is online now
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    Defending A. J. Klien from the National Media Hacks

    A.J. had one of the two FF last night, stripping Jason Witten down the seam...

    It was beautiful, know you were grinning...
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    Posted 10-01-2019 at 11:42 PM by jeanpierre jeanpierre is offline
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    Reflecting A Year Later On The Marcus Davenport Selection...

    Neugey, that's some good context of the situation; honestly hadn't thought about Ricky Williams, and that's really an astute observation...

    Waltwil, he was coming along, but being durable is reality to the equation; we won't know till year 3 if he's durable...
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    Posted 08-18-2019 at 01:30 PM by jeanpierre jeanpierre is offline
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    Reflecting A Year Later On The Marcus Davenport Selection...

    He was playing great...4 sacks before breaking his toe. Hard to push off without all 5. I think we may have a young Julius Peppers on our hands...we should all wish.
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    Posted 08-11-2019 at 12:51 PM by waltwil waltwil is offline
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    Reflecting A Year Later On The Marcus Davenport Selection...

    Our franchise has a history of moving up fairly often and more often than not getting burned by it. As fans we are always going to see risk and a small percentage of it paying off. But the pressure on Davenport is minor compared to what was on Ricky Williams.
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    Posted 07-29-2019 at 11:51 AM by neugey neugey is offline
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    Terrence Williams future threat option for Neworleans Saints?

    Hahaha......I see what you did their. At the time I thought what the hell. Why not? Then I realized how much he sucks.....lol
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    Posted 03-23-2019 at 10:29 PM by joker-saint joker-saint is offline

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