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  1. mcsully

    mcsully In the Starting Line-Up

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    Why do I even watch these idiots.. They make ridiculous comments not even based on facts (surprise surprise.. )

    Whats up the comments about the pats LB getting older.. Are they aware they are younger at LB?

    Comparing last years players to this years players is crazy:

    colvin 1977
    -BOTH GONE
    seau 1969
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    AD 1977 - > he's 31 with little wear on his body.. Started late in his career!
    Brusci 1973
    Vrabel 1975

    Crable 1984
    Mayo 1986 -> these 3 are projected to play a lot..
    Woods 1982

    Our average age is MUCH YOUNGER plus we still have the added value of experience..


    Now if they talked about the secondary lacking experience, I would understand but I think they way the Pats play the ZONE ZERO, we have little to worry about..
     
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    you answered your own questions.
     
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    You people take the bait, hook, line and sinker! They say the things they do to drive traffic to their website, and to cause (guys like you) to rant and rave on the web......which will cause several people to tune in and see what all the fuss is about. Then, Joe Schmoe account executive, can raise spot prices during commerical breaks up to 30 grand a pop, because a record number of people are tuning in to see what they will say next. ESPN thanks you for making them money!

    S*it, I wouldent be suprised if ESPN had advertisers that where targeting the Boston market, and they are saying all the crap they spew to drive up ratings in the NE area.
     
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    #17 Jersey

    Isn't this the "blueprint" for Fespn, Herald, Felger and others.......it's all about the ratings, no matter how you get them.

    Ratings = dollars
     
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    jeffbiologist Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

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    Felger is the Howard Stern of sports reporting...
     
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    Yes. We might hate ESPN, but they are a serious player in the world of advertising (when you are trying to reach 18 - 49 year old males). Outside of Discovery, I don't think there are many networks that can compete on sheer cume + reach when targeting a wide range of male demo's.

    ESPN is a brilliant network from a money making standpoint. From the x games, to coverage of golf, you would be hard pressed to find a better way to reach males nationally.
     
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    Just read a good book lately called God Save The Fan by Will Leitch. In it Mr. Leitch almost devotes a chapter to the silliness that Around The Horn is. In fact he used to be a regular on the show until he got fed-up with the producers who were trying to tell him what to say.
    The fact that Emmit Smith still has a job at ESPN says everything you need to know about that company.
     
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    ICSB Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    Great.So basically they intend to sound stupid.:D
     
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