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Cowboys release shaky Vanderjagt, sign Gramatica
ESPN ^ | 11/27/2006 | ESPN

Posted on 11/27/2006 3:15:02 PM PST by bkwells

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To: MikefromOhio
The Idiot kicker has been released....

You forgot to capitalize the "K". :)

51 posted on 11/27/2006 3:55:03 PM PST by lepton ("It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into"--Jonathan Swift)
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To: lepton

LOL

I'll only admit it if he gets another kicking job in the NFL in the next week :)


52 posted on 11/27/2006 4:01:12 PM PST by MikefromOhio (Prayers for my cousin Jeff and his family.)
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To: Slump Tester

A team can't win without a good kicker. The kicker on my team, Shayne Graham, is the man.


53 posted on 11/27/2006 4:08:05 PM PST by Cyclopean Squid (Authoritarianism depends on lack of information. Totalitarianism depends on misinformation.)
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To: MikefromOhio

Great - Dallas is purging the last vestiges of chokeness and loserdom in preparation for a SB run this season. Parcells smells the brass ring with Romo at the helm and doesn't want some drunken headcase to screw it up. Go 'Boys!!


54 posted on 11/27/2006 4:12:48 PM PST by over3Owithabrain
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To: Cyclopean Squid

Graham is excellent. As is Brown on Seattle, Akers on Philly, Kasay on Carolina (although a little shakier this year). The value of a good kicker cannot be underestimated.


55 posted on 11/27/2006 4:14:07 PM PST by over3Owithabrain
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To: over3Owithabrain

I mean overestimated (W moment there)


56 posted on 11/27/2006 4:14:36 PM PST by over3Owithabrain
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To: MikefromOhio

*raises hand*

Can't be any worse than Olindo...


57 posted on 11/27/2006 4:22:50 PM PST by Terpfen ("Conservatives" who sat at home cost us the War on Terror, SCOTUS, and economic success.)
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To: MikefromOhio

Hey Mike----Was Rome on today? I'm waiting for his website to update so I can download the show from today and was wondering what to expect...Jim or a guest...


58 posted on 11/27/2006 4:24:38 PM PST by wolf24 ("It's always easy to rally the stupid.")
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To: mainepatsfan; MikefromOhio

The reason Saban went with Culpepper over Brees is Culpepper's ability to deliver the deep ball. Brees has looked good, but Saban wants an offense that can stretch the field. You wouldn't know it judging by the play calls this season, though--Miami is one of the least vertical teams in the NFL this year, compared to being second-most in 2005. A lot of that is on Mularkey, but also Harrington's inaccuracy throwing medium and long balls.

Don't be fooled by the Detroit game; it's Harrington's ONLY good game this season. Unless he plays that way in every single game from here until the end of the season, there's no way he's challenging Culpepper for starter status in 2007. Of course, if Culpepper can't return to form, then it's a different story...


59 posted on 11/27/2006 4:27:15 PM PST by Terpfen ("Conservatives" who sat at home cost us the War on Terror, SCOTUS, and economic success.)
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To: wolf24

yeah he was on today....


60 posted on 11/27/2006 4:27:55 PM PST by MikefromOhio (Prayers for my cousin Jeff and his family.)
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To: BigSkyFreeper

Hell, we would have won all of our games in preseason if he'd made one of two kicks that should be easy for any kicker.


61 posted on 11/27/2006 4:28:48 PM PST by WinOne4TheGipper (Tagline may cause dizziness. Do not attempt to operate heavy machinery after taking tagline.)
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To: over3Owithabrain

LOL


62 posted on 11/27/2006 4:28:54 PM PST by MikefromOhio (Prayers for my cousin Jeff and his family.)
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To: MikefromOhio

Thanks Mike---looking forward to hearing his takes on the BS BCS as well as my beloved Bears' loss to the Pats....


63 posted on 11/27/2006 4:34:56 PM PST by wolf24 ("It's always easy to rally the stupid.")
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To: Hot Tabasco

Considering that kickers are among the highest scorers, you'd think more teams would have a backup.


64 posted on 11/27/2006 4:39:25 PM PST by Dante3
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To: wolf24

From what I heard, he didn't really even talk about the BCS as much as he talked about USC smoking Notre Dame....


65 posted on 11/27/2006 4:41:09 PM PST by MikefromOhio (Prayers for my cousin Jeff and his family.)
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To: dfwgator

LOL


66 posted on 11/27/2006 4:45:46 PM PST by txroadkill
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67 posted on 11/27/2006 4:49:25 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: MikefromOhio

Was that really such an upset?


68 posted on 11/27/2006 4:53:12 PM PST by Terpfen ("Conservatives" who sat at home cost us the War on Terror, SCOTUS, and economic success.)
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To: bkwells

Vanderjagt was always money in the bank for the Colts. Best kicker in the league. Until the playoffs, then he was money for the other team.


69 posted on 11/27/2006 4:54:08 PM PST by Always Right
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To: Terpfen

Not an upset, but it was a bit surprising given that supposedly Notre Dame had improved a bit since the Michigan game.


70 posted on 11/27/2006 4:54:12 PM PST by MikefromOhio (Prayers for my cousin Jeff and his family.)
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To: bkwells

the only kicker tuna ever liked was scott norwood, end of subject.


71 posted on 11/27/2006 5:06:42 PM PST by JohnLongIsland
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To: MikefromOhio

I'm guessing that USC beats UCLA and then get smoked by your Buckeyes....(as a Big Ten guy, that outcome would not bother me at all)


72 posted on 11/27/2006 5:22:27 PM PST by wolf24 ("It's always easy to rally the stupid.")
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To: wolf24

LOL

It's way too far out to make any sort of prediction for the BCS title game.

I'm sure of two things concerning that game:

Ohio State is going and if USC wins out, they will be there too.


73 posted on 11/27/2006 5:24:04 PM PST by MikefromOhio (Prayers for my cousin Jeff and his family.)
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To: PRND21

I LOVED George's streak of coming in as a back up QB and winning games coming from behind... what year was it?

in the 70's?


74 posted on 11/27/2006 5:43:05 PM PST by IOWAfan (We depress easily thinking about Iowa Football, but are packing for the Alamo Bowl.)
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To: JohnLongIsland

The only thing that matters.....how does T.O. feel about this? If he's not happy...NOBODY can be happy.


75 posted on 11/27/2006 6:16:48 PM PST by Jrabbit (Scuse me??)
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To: MikefromOhio

"WHAT I'M SAYING IS....ITS YOUR THREAD....TAKE IT OVER!!! OHIO STATE FANS.....REACT TO ME"


76 posted on 11/27/2006 8:07:21 PM PST by wolf24 ("It's always easy to rally the stupid.")
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To: martin_fierro

lol ......... those were the good old days.


77 posted on 11/27/2006 10:39:57 PM PST by beyond the sea ( Whiskey For My Men, Beer For My Horses)
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To: Dante3
"Considering that kickers are among the highest scorers, you'd think more teams would have a backup."

They do, but Sushi Man is on the IR. Otherwise he would of been doing the foot to ball several games ago. I was surprised Big Bill hadn't put McBriar in to do Kick Offs. The dude punts longer than Vanderclank kicks!
78 posted on 11/27/2006 11:43:31 PM PST by neb52
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To: dfwgator

"Thirteen? I would have thought it was lower than that. His accuracy is atrocious.
Actually, he's very accurate, he can hit an upright from 40 yards every time."

My roommate thinks a Kicker should get 4 points for hitting the upright since that is a lot harder to do as often as Vanderclank does.


79 posted on 11/27/2006 11:45:59 PM PST by neb52
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To: MikefromOhio; wolf24
Ohio State is going and if USC wins out, they will be there too.

With both teams winning their last game, rest assured they'll be playing each other in a bowl game.

80 posted on 11/27/2006 11:59:15 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper (There is no alternative to the GOP except varying degrees of insanity)
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To: Jrabbit
The only thing that matters.....how does T.O. feel about this? If he's not happy...NOBODY can be happy.

I think T.O. has to be pretty happy about it. He just wants to win as bad as The Big Tuna does.

81 posted on 11/28/2006 12:01:25 AM PST by BigSkyFreeper (There is no alternative to the GOP except varying degrees of insanity)
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To: JellyJam
Did you see him on Thanksgiving? He barely made that easy chip-shot FG ... then Romo joked with him on the way to the sideline and he was in no mood. He's clearly lost it.

That's precisely what I was thinking about. Even the announcers were incredulous.

82 posted on 11/28/2006 12:07:28 AM PST by BigSkyFreeper (There is no alternative to the GOP except varying degrees of insanity)
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To: mainepatsfan

Kickers and relief pitchers. Is there any other position in sports that is so easy to get into their minds?


83 posted on 11/28/2006 1:47:24 AM PST by ABG(anybody but Gore) ("By the time I'm finished with you, you're gonna wish you felt this good again" - Jack Bauer)
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To: BigSkyFreeper

Good, Vanderchoke lost his mojo..no telling when or if he would ever find it again.

This other guy cant do much worse.


84 posted on 11/28/2006 5:01:10 AM PST by No Blue States
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To: dfwgator

LOL


85 posted on 11/28/2006 5:46:30 AM PST by ziggy_dlo (THE LAND OF THE FREE, FOUGHT FOR BY THE BRAVE!!!)
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To: Terpfen

Dante is done, the last to see it are the suckers who dumped a pile of money on that turn-over machine.


86 posted on 11/28/2006 10:09:00 AM PST by Diplomat
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To: Slump Tester

Tell that to Janikowski's face. I dare ya.


87 posted on 11/28/2006 10:11:43 AM PST by Sam's Army (Merry Sectarian Commercial Event and Happy New Euro-American Calendar Year!)
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To: Diplomat

He's far from done. Even if his mobility never becomes what it once was, fine, just stick him behind a good offensive line and let him throw the ball down the field.


88 posted on 11/28/2006 10:16:37 AM PST by Terpfen ("Conservatives" who sat at home cost us the War on Terror, SCOTUS, and economic success.)
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To: Jrabbit; BigSkyFreeper
The only thing that matters.....how does T.O. feel about this? If he's not happy...NOBODY can be happy.

IRVING, Texas (AP) -- Terrell Owens isn't just sorry to see his pal Mike Vanderjagt go. He thinks the Dallas Cowboys made a mistake by releasing the wayward kicker.

"I don't see what he did wrong to warrant him being cut," Owens said Wednesday. "I hope it doesn't come back to haunt us. Whoever made that decision, I'm pretty sure they're hoping the same thing."

T.O. questions release of Vanderjagt

89 posted on 11/30/2006 5:19:15 PM PST by NittanyLion
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