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  1. Thanks...according to the doc, he thinks we got it. It is unnerving to have a doctor call you in and tell you that your test results show malignancy. It sucks. Regardless...I just want to talk football. It's my fucking passion and I hate the kind of shit that goes on over at the old Giants board and that's what I felt this was turning into.
  2. My feelings exactly. Reese has put so much emphasis on athleticism, combine numbers, backflips and speed, and subsequently whiffing with the exception of JPP. Other teams focus on whether or not a kid coming out of college is a football player instead of a track star or circus star. We got Bromley with 10 sacks, a leader, and instinctive football player. 4-year starter Berhe who led the team in tackles and is known as one tough son of a bitch of a football player. And of course, 4-year starter Kennard who had 9 sacks and is a genuine football player with football smarts and personal integ
  3. Just returned from the doctors office to have my bandages removed and to check for any abnormalities. Here's your picture asshole: It's not every day you meet someone who ridicules a person battling cancer. I may be a lot of things and I certainly have my faults, but one thing I'm not and have never been accused of is being a liar. I really had no intentions of sharing my personal health issues with strangers on the internet...I simply let you know that I've been testy lately and it has everything to do with the last two weeks getting cut up, analyzed, cut up some more, blood t
  4. Kennard - finalist for the Lott IMPACT Trophy USC Linebacker – Senior – 6’ 3” – 260lbs – Phoenix, AZ Few numbers in sports are more revered than No. 42. Devon Kennard Finalist Badge In football, the No. 42 is held to the highest of standards at USC where the great All-American Ronnie Lott wore the number proudly and magnificently during his Trojan career. So it comes as no surprise that the current No. 42 at USC exemplifies much of the attributes that Lott stands for. His name is Devon Kennard and he is the first Trojan to be a finalist for the award named after the mo
  5. Giants Select OLB Devon Kennard With the No. 174 pick of the NFL Draft, the Giants selected outside linebacker Devon Kennard out of USC. Kennard, who is 6-foot-3 and 249 pounds, played defensive end, middle linebacker and outside linebacker during his career at USC. The 22-year-old was named to the All-Pac 12 second team after he led the team with nine sacks over the course of 14 starts at outside linebacker. During his final season with the Trojans, he was a captain and had the highest GPA on the team. He redshirted during the 2012 season after he tore his pectoral muscle in July. H
  6. Draft Steal or Just Another Guy: Devon Kennard Film Study May 20 2014, 9:00a It happens almost every year: The New York Giants draft a linebacker. But, rather than on the first or second days like Giants fans would prefer, they have drafted a number of linebackers on the third day of the draft. This year was no exception. Devon Kennard was a five-star recruit coming out of high school, is coming off of a productive senior season (60 tackles, 13 for a loss, nine sacks, four passes defensed), and has been widely praised for his impressive intangibles. Despite all this Ke
  7. Like many words, it's the tone in which they are said and to who they are directed at. If you are sitting in a bar with friends and laughing, "dude" means one thing that is silly, but un-offensive. But like the Philly cop who slapped a wiseass kid for calling him "dude", it's condescending. And like the kids I closed the door in their face and let them walk - it was condescending or at the very least, an infantile way for teens to express their superiority complex to adults. We're not sitting around laughing while half in the bag calling each other dude like we can't wait until we turn 16
  8. Actually, all you've done is reposted your thoughts on what you think is the definition of a word that teenagers use. Everyone knows what the word means and it's the thing that cocky kids use when they think they're cool. You have not explained why you responded to my writeup on Kennard with a single word "dude". I do not need a lesson about your interpretation of the word or that you feel you are being insulted. When you respond with a condescending remark to an adult because you "disagree"...or "agree"....or "too busy to read the post and feel like saying the word"....or whatever. Just
  9. Seriously pdub. Why did you respond to my lengthy post with one word: "dude". What was your point? Was it because you disagreed? Was it because you agreed? Was it because you don't have a response, but felt the need to respond? Do you think it's cute? Did you think you were on the old board? There must have been some reason you posted it. I really wish you would explain yourself. I've explained myself in depth.
  10. I have zero problems with someone disagreeing with me. I personally think Kennard is going to surprise a lot of people and might well become a fan favorite. I have not read a single negative thing about him on any site and have heard nothing but praise over the pick. When I take the time to put together my take on a player, I don't expect everyone to agree. But I expect a better response than a childish, "Dude". That's simply condescending. It's implying that "your post is so stupid and I am so smart with inside information that I'm simply going to respond with dude because I feel I
  11. I never went back to the original Giants message board years ago because of all the negativity and childish behavior where insults were the only constant. I am an insanely avid Giants fan and perpetually optimistic about our players.....some would say, overly optimistic. And that's okay. What I can't stand is taking the time to write a positive take on a player we've drafted only to be have someone reply with a condescending remark that is meant to knock down hope and to pretend to be "all knowing" and "all wise" by declaring a player a bust before he ever suits up. In politics and religi
  12. Pdub and I have gotten together and shared a drink in downtown Binghamton. We got along fabulously until about a year ago when he told of a story of a man from Binghamton who decided he didn't want to work anymore and chose to live behind garbage cans in and around the city and he told funny stories in exchange for drinks. I did not admire the man and having run a homeless shelter in Binghamton for several years, I have a lot of emotional attachment to the homeless situation and there is nothing funny or admirable about it in my opinion. In fact, it's a touchy subject with me because I have a
  13. It's always bothered me to hear someone say "dude". I'm not one of these guys who bends over laughing at teenage movies where kids say dude and I've never thought it was funny, witty, or a sign of intelligence when someone uses it - especially adults. It's a demeaning term used to exert a false sense of superiority. If you roll over laughing when you see it in a movie, then more power to you. We are different there. I see it only as stupid and demeaning. At 61 years old, I don't have to listen to a 30 year old man call me dude like we are in high school. I didn't even think it was funny in hig
  14. Ha....the next time your at a bar and an adult states an opinion that he's thought about and is serious, look at him with a childish stupid look and say, "dude" insinuating that you are some wise man seasoned with age and have all the answers to life like other 15 and 16 year olds. More than likely he'll smack you side the head for acting like an idiot - or, if he's mature, he'll tell you to grow up and walk away and realize there's an idiot at the bar. But then again, I sincerely doubt you'd have the balls to insult an adult without being hidden behind a computer screen. Lots of guys like to
  15. Saying "dude" to my post was the first shot of insults...and I'm sure you know that. If you disagree with me and think Kennard is a bust already, then explain your position. Don't insult me because you disagree. And saying "dude" is not only disrespectful, it's assholish and a kid thing. I'm not a kid anymore and have low tolerance of kids who act like assholes.
  16. I simply would like to know why you think Kennard is a bust before he ever hits the field. Instead of a thought out opinion, you simply acted childish. A couple of years ago I was shuttling people around Greek Peak and these three boys (about 13 - 14) were about to board when they said, "bout time dude", so I closed the door in their face and drove off. They started screaming and I simply flipped them off. They had to walk from the Adventure Center to the Taverna where they turned me in. Al Kryger (owner, president, and CEO at the time) talked to me and laughed and said, "good....we don't
  17. The player that could surprise may be fifth-round pick Devon Kennard. He likely is the most versatile. That gives him the best chance to see the field sooner rather than later. The Giants plan to start Kennard at middle linebacker, where there should be ample opportunity to surpass Mark Herzlich as Jon Beason's primary backup. If Kennard wins that job, Beason does have a pretty significant injury history. Kennard will likely also learn the strongside linebacker position and be rotated in training camp as a situational pass rusher. Starting strongside linebacker Jameel McClain is less
  18. What's you're problem pdub? Are you mad at the world today or something? You don't usually come across like a teenager, but you sure are right now for some reason.
  19. ???? Who am I talking to, a 9th grade kid who wears his pants down below his ass, is failing class, and who thinks it's cool to respond to an adult with "dude". If you disagree, posit a thought out response. If you have some inside information that proves that Kennard is not good, or isn't going to be good, then speak up like a man. I don't like to waste time with children who think calling a man "dude" is some kind of appropriate response.
  20. I think us fans are going to be pleasantly surprised by Kennard. If he can stay healthy, he is going to do some serious damage to our opponents and will be the best LB'r we've had in ages that can rush the QB and rack up some nasty sacks. The big question is whether or not he can stay healthy. If he hadn't had so many injuries, he would've been a first round pick....or so say the "experts" and analysts that may or may not have a clue.
  21. Thanks for the kudos, but I know I'm just a fan. You could count the number of college games I watch each year on the fingers of one hand. I'm a readaholic and put away at least a book a week....except when mid-April comes around and then I read dozens and dozens of websites dealing with players. So all I really do is regurgitate a whole lot of crap gleaned from the infinite and eclectic opinions on the web. Regardless....it's entertainment to me and I have wierd tastes. It's nice that this board exists so I can bloviate with others on the subject. I think the biggest shocker of a second r
  22. What's your point? That I suck? Point made! Although, I did nail Barden and Beatty a couple of years ago. That was my best successful guess at what the Giants would do. Oh well.....I'm just a hyped up fan that loves the draft. That doesn't mean I am some kind of genius prognosticator. If I were to guess our second round pick for this year, I'd say that there's a good chance we'll have two 2nd round picks because we might just trade down a few spots with Cleveland or possibly Minnesota if either team has their eye on someone special that they don't think will be there in 5 or 6 pick
  23. Cruz has 19 receptions thus far, 386 total yds, and averages 20.3 yds per catch. Cruz has stepped up and been a player for sure. But Manningham is no slouch. He hasn't had as many ball thrown his way this year as has Cruz. It could be that defenses are aware of the danger Mario can be and he draws tougher defenders whereas Cruz is an unknown and he gets played a little softer. Regardless.....we have a very good receiving corps.
  24. Sure if the defense doesn't mind giving up 20 yards on a play. So far Ballard has 10 receptions averaging 19.2 yds per catch. Nicks with 28 receptions is averaging 14.7 yds per catch. Manningham has 13 receptions and is averaging 13.2 yds per catch. I think there's a little more to it than the defense letting him catch the ball because they know they can run him down. Ballard may not act like a quick change jackrabbit and squirt around like a 5'6" 150 lb RB, but he is deceptively shifty or he wouldn't be getting open the way he has. And he catches the ball and he's a load to bring do
  25. Cruz can make circus catches and the way he was hit, he wasn't going to catch the ball cleanly. Even as he was being hammered, he had the presence of mind to still focus on the ball and reached out and tipped it up in the air to keep it off the ground thinking he was still going to make a miraculous catch. The ball didn't really "slip" out of his hands - he was crushed and the ball was hammered out of his hands. It probably would have hit the ground if he hadn't done the circus move and try one more time to still catch the ball with one hand. But the "D" was good because they sandwiched Cr
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