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    Quote Originally Posted by MYSTERIOUS TRAVELLER View Post
    CeeDee Lamb YO!

    very happy with our picks. We addressed many needs and with top picks of each position
    I know I will get rocks thrown at me, but seems many writers put the Cowboys in their top 5 in terms of the 2020 draft. It didn't go down as I had envisioned, but I'm very happy with the majority of the picks. Value is an underrated intangible imo, and they seems to have really scored in that area, while filling positions of need. I'll be curious to see how Diggs performs, and really happy they found a potential replacement for Frederick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadow View Post
    Might be a rematch of Super Bowl V Dallas/Baltimore
    that was the game that made me a Cowboys fan
    even though we lost on the last second FG
    Why is it whenever someone mentions an artist that was clearly progressive (yet not the Symph weenie definition of Prog) do certain people feel compelled to snort "thats not Prog" like a whiny 5th grader?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MYSTERIOUS TRAVELLER View Post
    that was the game that made me a Cowboys fan
    even though we lost on the last second FG
    I don't think we will have football this year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadow View Post
    I don't think we will have football this year.
    I had two Zoom meetings today, one with the Chancellor of UMass Amherst, and one with the Athletic Director. They both alluded to great uncertainty about football in the fall. The AD is in touch with ADs across the country, including P5 schools who are pushing for some sort of football, but recognize the risks of having large crowds gathering too soon. Playing without fans, and more likely deferring the football season to the spring semester are being discussed, but too many uncertainties still exist to make firm decisions.

    I assume the NFL is in a similar bind. Different states may have different mandates, and be in different positions come fall. Additionally, issues of practice time are an issue at the collegiate level, with different communities having different standards for gathering that will impact players being able to return to campus. The same issues may hit the NFL.

    Personally, I agree with you that the likelihood of playing in 2020 is in jeopardy at best, and slim at worst. But if college thinks they can get going by February, then the NFL may look at some sort of deferred schedule, and possibly be more open to no-fan games than the colleges are. Still too early to tell, but the discussions are definitely in full swing now.

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    Lets say that this year doesn't happen in the NFL. Would there be a 2021 draft? If so, how would the order be determined?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lou View Post
    Lets say that this year doesn't happen in the NFL. Would there be a 2021 draft? If so, how would the order be determined?
    I was thinking the same thing. The order of draft thing never even crossed my mind. Will student athletes still have scholarships.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadow View Post
    I don't think we will have football this year.
    Come on, man, don't say that. I soooooo wanna see the circus that TB12 and Gronk have turned Tampa into.

    I don't care about anything else, I just want the juicy stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheLoony View Post
    Come on, man, !!!!!
    I agree. We'll have the NFL this year, not sure about the NCAA though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vic2012 View Post
    I agree. We'll have the NFL this year, not sure about the NCAA though.
    Will they tape over every other urinal for proper spacing. Imagine waiting in a beer line.
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    Patriots interested in Andy Dalton?

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    Quote Originally Posted by moecurlythanu View Post
    Patriots interested in Andy Dalton?
    I don't see how they get him in under their cap, which is a mess. Add to this the questionable value of Dalton, and I say no. But I said Brady stayed in NE, so what do I know!?!

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    Dalton to the Cowboys...

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    Quote Originally Posted by oilersfan View Post
    Dalton to the Cowboys...
    Good luck with that, LOL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by oilersfan View Post
    Dalton to the Cowboys...
    they just got rid of an over-credited, underachieving ginger and replaced him with another. I hope Prescott realizes what that means.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3LockBox View Post
    they just got rid of an over-credited, underachieving ginger and replaced him with another. I hope Prescott realizes what that means.
    Dalton's a clipboard holder
    Why is it whenever someone mentions an artist that was clearly progressive (yet not the Symph weenie definition of Prog) do certain people feel compelled to snort "thats not Prog" like a whiny 5th grader?

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    Looking at the NFL schedule is like looking at the Gentle Giant reunion tour coming through your town for two nights. It looks good on paper but it just ain't gonna happen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sputnik View Post
    I had two Zoom meetings today, one with the Chancellor of UMass Amherst, and one with the Athletic Director. They both alluded to great uncertainty about football in the fall. The AD is in touch with ADs across the country, including P5 schools who are pushing for some sort of football, but recognize the risks of having large crowds gathering too soon. Playing without fans, and more likely deferring the football season to the spring semester are being discussed, but too many uncertainties still exist to make firm decisions.

    I assume the NFL is in a similar bind. Different states may have different mandates, and be in different positions come fall. Additionally, issues of practice time are an issue at the collegiate level, with different communities having different standards for gathering that will impact players being able to return to campus. The same issues may hit the NFL.

    Personally, I agree with you that the likelihood of playing in 2020 is in jeopardy at best, and slim at worst. But if college thinks they can get going by February, then the NFL may look at some sort of deferred schedule, and possibly be more open to no-fan games than the colleges are. Still too early to tell, but the discussions are definitely in full swing now.

    Bill
    The NFL can play without fans, as most of the money is in the TV contracts. My guess is that they start the season without fans, and then play it by ear (this is predicated on testing capacity being increased at least tenfold by September).


    College football needs fans. I've been hearing rumors about the SEC and maybe Big 12 having seasons, and with fans in some manner. I doubt many of the other conferences will do this, but nobody knows where we'll be, in terms of the virus, in a couple of months (by which time some decision will need to be made either way). The NCAA doesn't actually have much governance authority over college sports. It's really about the conferences. The SEC appears to *really* want to play. Football basically funds their universities.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Facelift View Post
    The NFL can play without fans, as most of the money is in the TV contracts. My guess is that they start the season without fans, and then play it by ear (this is predicated on testing capacity being increased at least tenfold by September).


    College football needs fans. I've been hearing rumors about the SEC and maybe Big 12 having seasons, and with fans in some manner. I doubt many of the other conferences will do this, but nobody knows where we'll be, in terms of the virus, in a couple of months (by which time some decision will need to be made either way). The NCAA doesn't actually have much governance authority over college sports. It's really about the conferences. The SEC appears to *really* want to play. Football basically funds their universities.
    The teams need fans for revenue. No ticket sales, no concession sales, no on site merchandise sales, no parking fee sales. They will have to do pay per view. The bars will be packed to watch games. Isn't the virus worse when it is cold and indoor stadiums will be like a cruise ship. With no fans there is no home field advantage. Do they pump in screaming fans when the opposing team has the ball on offense. They may as well play all the games at indoor stadiums so the weather isn't a factor.
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    Shadow. Don Shula passed away. He coached the Baltimore Colts, remember?

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    Shadow. Don Shula passed away. He coached the Baltimore Colts, remember?
    He was a great coach, he even took one for the NFL in super bowl three. That probably cost Earl Morral the Hall of Fame.
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    What do you mean " he took one for the NFL?"


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    ^ It's Ed's conspiracy theory that the Colts intentionally lost Super Bowl III in order to legitimize the AFC in the public's eyes.
    It's also complete bunk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vic2012 View Post
    What do you mean " he took one for the NFL?"

    My neighbor's mother dated Johnny Unitas and he told her everything about super bowl three. His friend's mother also dated Johnny and he told her the same thing. He told them he would never say it in public because they would have ruined him.
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