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Posted: Aug 14, 2014 - 10:58am

Businesses lose $14B in productivy to fantasy football

Thursday - 8/14/2014, 8:31am  ET

WASHINGTON — Workers who check how their fantasy football teams are doing while on the job will contribute to an estimated $14 billion in lost productivity, the global outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc. says.

 About 31 million working-age Americans participate in fantasy football, with much of their drafting of players and team management done while on the job.
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Meh, RP causes more loss than that.Slackers.{#Lol}
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Posted: Aug 9, 2014 - 3:37pm

 cc_rider wrote:

Football operates in a different realm of reality.

However, there are a precious few places where the talk is walked. Texas' new coach Charlie Strong has suspended a number of players, including top stars, for various infractions. He has five 'Core Values' that are inviolate: honesty, treating women with respect, no drugs, no stealing and no weapons. God has ten, but Coach Strong only asks for five: not that much considering he is in a position to determine whether you make millions in the NFL, or become a used-car salesman.
Many of the boosters (read: $$$$) are mad at Coach for ejecting top talent, but the rest of us are happy to see those spoiled bitches get a smackdown. Their training facilities put pro teams to shame! Ridiculous.

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2141035-its-charlie-strongs-way-or-the-highway-in-texas-locker-room

 
No weapons? In Texas?  He only means on the field, right?
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Posted: Aug 9, 2014 - 11:15am


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Posted: Jul 30, 2014 - 8:09am

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Love Strong, he was a great defensive coordinator for us (Gamecocks).
 
He's making a big impression here. Reminds me of the scene in 'Stripes' where Bill Murray thinks he take old Sgt. Hulka, then Sarge administers an old-fashioned whuppin'.  I think Coach Strong could whip most of those guys if it came down to it.
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Posted: Jul 30, 2014 - 8:03am

 cc_rider wrote:

Football operates in a different realm of reality.

However, there are a precious few places where the talk is walked. Texas' new coach Charlie Strong has suspended a number of players, including top stars, for various infractions. He has five 'Core Values' that are inviolate: honesty, treating women with respect, no drugs, no stealing and no weapons. God has ten, but Coach Strong only asks for five: not that much considering he is in a position to determine whether you make millions in the NFL, or become a used-car salesman.
Many of the boosters (read: $$$$) are mad at Coach for ejecting top talent, but the rest of us are happy to see those spoiled bitches get a smackdown. Their training facilities put pro teams to shame! Ridiculous.

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2141035-its-charlie-strongs-way-or-the-highway-in-texas-locker-room

 

Love Strong, he was a great defensive coordinator for us (Gamecocks).
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Posted: Jul 30, 2014 - 7:49am

 Red_Dragon wrote:
So, the last couple of days I've been hearing on NPR about some football player named Ray Rice. Apparently he beat his then-fiance' unconscious and she married him anyway. Also, the NFL saw fit only to suspend the guy for two games. It's a great world we live in, ain't it?

*facepalm* 

 
Football operates in a different realm of reality.

However, there are a precious few places where the talk is walked. Texas' new coach Charlie Strong has suspended a number of players, including top stars, for various infractions. He has five 'Core Values' that are inviolate: honesty, treating women with respect, no drugs, no stealing and no weapons. God has ten, but Coach Strong only asks for five: not that much considering he is in a position to determine whether you make millions in the NFL, or become a used-car salesman.
Many of the boosters (read: $$$$) are mad at Coach for ejecting top talent, but the rest of us are happy to see those spoiled bitches get a smackdown. Their training facilities put pro teams to shame! Ridiculous.

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2141035-its-charlie-strongs-way-or-the-highway-in-texas-locker-room
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Posted: Jul 30, 2014 - 6:26am

So, the last couple of days I've been hearing on NPR about some football player named Ray Rice. Apparently he beat his then-fiance' unconscious and she married him anyway. Also, the NFL saw fit only to suspend the guy for two games. It's a great world we live in, ain't it?

*facepalm* 
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Posted: Feb 10, 2014 - 8:33am


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Posted: Feb 5, 2014 - 11:50am

 Steve wrote:
Now what?
 


A Tucson, Ariz. Bronco's fan was SO sure his team would win the Super Bowl
that he got this "Bronco XLVIII Champs" tattoo BEFORE the Super Bowl
actually happened!
 
The bad news: They lost. By a lot.


 
This is easily corrected.

Change the "a" to a "u".
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Posted: Feb 5, 2014 - 9:26am

 Steve wrote:
Now what?
 


A Tucson, Ariz. Bronco's fan was SO sure his team would win the Super Bowl that he got this "Bronco XLVIII Champs" tattoo BEFORE the Super Bowl actually happened!
 
The bad news: They lost. By a lot.


 
{#Lol}
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Posted: Feb 5, 2014 - 9:15am

Now what?
 


A Tucson, Ariz. Bronco's fan was SO sure his team would win the Super Bowl that he got this "Bronco XLVIII Champs" tattoo BEFORE the Super Bowl actually happened!
 
The bad news: They lost. By a lot.

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Posted: Feb 4, 2014 - 8:33pm


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Posted: Feb 4, 2014 - 8:14pm

Today's Woot writeup for a Dyson vacuum:
 

That Sucks

 

This is why we can't work ahead 

 

Nothing sucks more than a Dyson! And this DC24 standup vac has 115 airwatts of constant suction power — so it will suck more than anything you can imagine. Even the suckiest performances in human history don't match the sucking power of a Dyson! 

Imagine a sucky professional sports team — one that fails to accomplish the basic goals of the sport for more than a full half of the game. Will you believe us when we say that this Dyson is even SUCKIER than that? If this Dyson was a sports team, it would … we don't know … give the other team several points on the first play of the game. No team is that sucky!

That's right, we're 100% sure that this Dyson will suck more than anything else this month — or ever! And if we're wrong, we'll give someone one billion


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Posted: Feb 3, 2014 - 9:27pm

 Zep wrote:

Super Bowl XLVIII turned out to be the most watched TV program in (U.S.) history. Did you happen to see it live in Oz? What's the popularity of the sport of that particular game down your way? 

 
It might have been shown live on satellite, which I don't have.  In any case, I was at work - across the International Date Line it was on Monday morning.  I did check in on the internet updates.  People here will basically watch any sport - even 'grid-iron' and it was mentioned in the nightly news.  I honestly think Australian Rules Football is a better sport with more continuous play and a role for the fast agile small forwards as well as the big ruckmen.  

To give you an idea of the love of sports, we can watch on free tv, cricket (3 different forms), Aussie Rules, Rugby Union, Rugby league, road cycling, mountain biking, iron man surf competitions (usually swimming, surf ski, surf paddle board), women's basketball, womens netball, sometimes US football & baseball, swimming, surfing, and probably a few more.  They play baseball in my little suburb.  Nearly every little town has a swimming pool.

Oh yeah, for the Olympics there is a good chance they will show some actual sports, not just medal ceremonies and human interest stories. 
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Posted: Feb 3, 2014 - 7:17pm

 haresfur wrote:
Then again, if you can make the other side's offence burn up the clock without scoring...
 
Super Bowl XLVIII turned out to be the most watched TV program in (U.S.) history. Did you happen to see it live in Oz? What's the popularity of the sport of that particular game down your way? 
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Posted: Feb 3, 2014 - 6:35pm

 steeler wrote:
Don't want to rain on Seattle's Super Bowl parade, or diminish the accomplishments of the Seahawk defense, which was stellar, but have to agree with this defense of the Steel Curtain dee-fence:

   

I'm throwing the bullshit flag on so many football reporters for calling the Seahawk victory the best defensive effort ever in the Super Bowl.

 

Here's the comparison to Super Bowl IX, Steelers - Vikings.

 

Total Plays:   Denver - 64, Minnesota - 47

Total Offense Yards:  Denver - 306, Minnesota - 119

Yards per Offensive Play:  Denver - 4.8, Minnesota - 2.5

Ave. Rushing Yards:  Denver - 1.9, Minnesota - 0.8

 

 



 
Then again, if you can make the other side's offence burn up the clock without scoring...
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Posted: Feb 3, 2014 - 4:56pm

 steeler wrote:
Don't want to rain on Seattle's Super Bowl parade, or diminish the accomplishments of the Seahawk defense, which was stellar, but have to agree with this defense of the Steel Curtain dee-fence:

   

I'm throwing the bullshit flag on so many football reporters for calling the Seahawk victory the best defensive effort ever in the Super Bowl.

 

Here's the comparison to Super Bowl IX, Steelers - Vikings.

 

Total Plays:   Denver - 64, Minnesota - 47

Total Offense Yards:  Denver - 306, Minnesota - 119

Yards per Offensive Play:  Denver - 4.8, Minnesota - 2.5

Ave. Rushing Yards:  Denver - 1.9, Minnesota - 0.8


I don't want to rain on your raining on our Parade, but that was almost 40 years ago.  There was a whole different dynamic to the game back then (They wore an onion on their belt for god sake). I'd say the changes to the game intended to make them higher scoring/more exciting in recent years makes the Seattle effort even more impressive.  

All morning yesterday all I heard was about the Broncos and the Manning legacy, and even during the game it seemed to be pretty lopsided in discussing the greatness of the Broncos vs. the luck of Seattle. At the end of the day I think they were pretty well vindicated, and it looks like the West coast is where the toughest teams came from this year.  I'm looking forward to the Seattle/ San Fran and Seattle/New Orleans games next year!
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Posted: Feb 3, 2014 - 2:43pm

 steeler wrote:
Don't want to rain on Seattle's Super Bowl parade, or diminish the accomplishments of the Seahawk defense, which was stellar, but have to agree with this defense of the Steel Curtain dee-fence:

   

I'm throwing the bullshit flag on so many football reporters for calling the Seahawk victory the best defensive effort ever in the Super Bowl.

 

Here's the comparison to Super Bowl IX, Steelers - Vikings.

 

Total Plays:   Denver - 64, Minnesota - 47

Total Offense Yards:  Denver - 306, Minnesota - 119

Yards per Offensive Play:  Denver - 4.8, Minnesota - 2.5

Ave. Rushing Yards:  Denver - 1.9, Minnesota - 0.8

 

 
Okay. What about Pittsburgh? {#Wink}
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Posted: Feb 3, 2014 - 1:41pm

Don't want to rain on Seattle's Super Bowl parade, or diminish the accomplishments of the Seahawk defense, which was stellar, but have to agree with this defense of the Steel Curtain dee-fence:

   

I'm throwing the bullshit flag on so many football reporters for calling the Seahawk victory the best defensive effort ever in the Super Bowl.

 

Here's the comparison to Super Bowl IX, Steelers - Vikings.

 

Total Plays:   Denver - 64, Minnesota - 47

Total Offense Yards:  Denver - 306, Minnesota - 119

Yards per Offensive Play:  Denver - 4.8, Minnesota - 2.5

Ave. Rushing Yards:  Denver - 1.9, Minnesota - 0.8

 

 


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Posted: Feb 3, 2014 - 8:07am

 dave_porter wrote:
Manning looked like a rabbit in the headlights - but the Denver line which should at least have slowed the onrushing juggernaut had all the structural integrity of wet tissue paper... Terrible game, which I didn't make it to the end of.

And I still think the 49ers were robbed by poor officiating (that non-call on the running into the kicker was absolutely key).

 

Yep, the 9ers were no doubt the second best team in the league this year certainly at years end anyway.  IMO at years end the NFC had the top 4 teams; 1. Hawks 2. 9ers 3. Saints and 4. Panthers.  I think Denver was probably about the 5th best team in the league for most of the year and this showed itself in the Super Bowl.
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