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  1. I don't necessarily disagree with you, but I see this claim a lot, and it always seems a bit simplistic... First off, there are plenty of 6'5" 240lb pocket passers who've been knocked out of the game, and plenty of lithe under 6-foot wideouts or halfbacks who played long careers with minimal injuries. Again, I'm not saying that being bigger and heavier does not provide an advantage, but I don't agree that it's a foregone conclusion that Kyler will be knocked out of the game the moment he takes a "real" hit (whatever the hell that means), simply because of his size. Did Barry Sanders ever take a "real" hit? Did Darren Sproles? Did Doug Flutie? I don't care if you're Ben Roethlisberger, Philip RIvers, or Russell Wilson: anyone and everyone who plays in the NFL can get injured by a "real" hit. Ain't none of 'em made of steel.
  2. Riley thinks Kyler gets drafted in top five picks
  3. Thanks for the articles. I disagree with your interpretations of the data and your conclusions, as well as your predictions. Time will tell.
  4. The way-too-early 2020 Election prediction thread Well, the pundits are still unpacking this one, but at the outset it appears that (once again) the Democrats have managed to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. While the outcomes in Arizona and (surprise surprise) Florida still remain somewhat in doubt, the 2018 election looks to be pretty much a "draw" overall. Granted, the House went blue, but it wasn't by much and it was mostly in Dem-leaning states. The much-anticipated "blue wave" was little more than a trickle. Thanks to record spending and unprecedented media support, Beto finished closer than most pundits expected. Republicans didn't help matters by vacating so many seats. I hope Paul Ryan is pleased with himself for leading the retreat. I bet the GOP bans him from ever being in a postion of leadership again. So, what does all this tell us about 2020? STATEWIDE: Having seen a large number of downticket RINOs being ousted in 2018, do Texas Republicans double-down and get more conservative or will the Democrats build on this year's gains in suburban areas? CONGRESS: With a number of House races taking place in red states, can Republicans win back the majority? Do the Dems put Pelosi back in charge of the House, or will they opt for new blood? WHITE HOUSE: Do the Democrats annoint Beto their lord and savior against Trump? If not Beto, who is the likely prez/VP ticket? Dare I say Hillary? What do you think is going to happen between now and then?
  5. Source on the healthcare assertion? RE: the mid-terms, can you show me how many Democratic reps won in red districts? How many Dems won senate races? I'm trying to understand how you see the mid-terms as a "buttkicking?" Only the most partisan of observers see it as anything more than a draw, at best.
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    Y'all trying to make Rocky Baker the new Kerry Strong/Mike Thomas?
  7. Gonna be losing a lot of key guys in 2019, but we've also got a lot of young talent that was battle-tested in 2018. Some staffing shakeups are possible, and some serious defensive upgrades are desperately needed. How's the recruiting outlook heading into the off-season? New year, new thread... BOOMER SOONER!
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    New Jersey HS Football new rule

    High school football in Jersey is officially dead. Any hitters that state might produce will now have to settle for lacrosse and hockey.
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    I agree, no one is more qualified to vet Kerry Strong than Kerry Strong.
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    Venezuelan Special Forces

    They need to go to RANGERRRRR SCHOOL!!!!! (NSFW warning! Lotsa bad language and toxic masculinity)
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    Longhorns 2019 Thread

    The scuttlebut I'm hearing is that he was encouraged to "explore his options" via transfer portal, that there was some pushback from Tatum, and that an OU insider leaked that Tatum was planning to enter.
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    2019 NFL Offseason

    Wow... looks like Elway got the tall pocket passer he covets. Hope it works out for him.
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    👽 The Colmes Files

    Everyone should raise bees. Like, everyone. If we lose the bees, we lose everything.
  14. New Dems push left unsettles party (Washington Post)
  15. I'll check it out, but I think I'll stick with my '90s playlists for now.
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    Longhorns 2019 Thread

    Wow, that's amazing. Looks like we found a terrific replacement for the "Hitler reacts" meme.
  17. Lol, not cool enough apparently. I have no idea what any of those things are.
  18. Lol, totally! Just like us, Greezy!
  19. Kamala Harris’ Claims Of Smoking Weed In College While Listening To ‘Snoop, Tupac’ Backfire Hilariously Damn... this is some Hillary-level cringe.
  20. This. Very much this. I was never crazy about him as a baseball player. He was good in high school, sure, and he had one decent hitting season at OU... but outside of his speed and his arm strength, at the plate he was a "project" at best. Do I think he could turn out to be a solid pro if he devoted himself to it 100 percent? Of course! But it's now obvious that football was his first love all along, and baseball was just something to do during the long boring months of spring and summer.
  21. I wish they'd also look at the guy catching (most of) those passes the last two years... Just sayin.