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I would just like to point out that, in the days following the draft, D-Mac, with his usual dismissive surety, claimed that we had already seen the last of this season’s snow in Colorado. Somehow, despite how safe a bet that would usually be in early May, I knew he would manage to be wrong.
I gotta ask why you listen to him man? You really seem to hate the guy. Personally I think he is great. Sometimes he is a bit off base but on balance I think he is insightful and he and Al are hilarious at times. I really enjoy that show.
I listen and I can’t stand the guy. I’d argue it’s more interesting listening to people with whom you disagree wholeheartedly or who annoys you than to someone you don’t or who doesn’t. It’s the same reason I used to listen to Rush Limbaugh in the middle of the day. Annoying as shit; can’t seem to motivate myself to turn the drivel off.
I’ve never understood the appeal. I can’t can’t specifically speak to the current Denver scene, but they used to be predictably and shamelessly contrarian. No matter what. They we’re every bit as down on the ’97 Broncos as the ’82. I’m sure they have the same view of the ’17 Avs as the ’96 – ’02. Sandy Clough would taunt and eviserate any caller who didn’t see the obvious collection of pussies, old men and bums that made up the back-to-back Lombardi Broncos. He has only become richer, more famous, more esteemed since then. ‘Murica is crazy fucking whack that way.
The death of Roger Ailes is actually an apt tie in. These men tickle out human misery, set a match to it, watch it burn. They get nice and rich doing it. I’d personally rather be a hobo.
RIP Chris Cornell
Ugh, an incredibly shitty thing to wake up to this morning. RIP.
Yeah I had no idea until a short time ago. I found out because a bunch of my cousins who knew how big a fan I was tagged me in Facebook. Quite the shock.
Yeah. Ever since I was a kid I’ve said he has the best voice I’d ever heard. I think I still think the same thing. He sounds as good singing this as he does singing Drawing Flies or Rusty Cage. Amazing talent. I can’t believe it.
Fantastically talented musician with a unique voice. He’ll be missed.
Anyone here have the good fortune to see him live? For me it was a Temple of the Dog reunion as part of Pearl Jam’s 20th anniversary festival. Never did get to see Soundgarden as a whole, and I’m not sure I would have gone out of my way to do so. Wonder if I’ll second guess that, though.
I think I saw him when Soundgarden was opening for NIN a few years back. It was at the Sleep Country Amphitheater just north of Portland. I don’t recall if he was still with Soundgarden, or came back to play with them. He might not have been there, but I thought I remember hearing his distinct voice when BlackHole Sun was played.
Sorry to hear he’s gone. He had a great voice.
If you can’t say anything nice about Roger Ailes, it’s perfectly understandable. My condolences to his many victims.
He made the world a better place, by dying.
Actually he made it a better place by giving the world an alternative to Ted turner and Jane Fonda’s Liberal CNN.
Who appears to be one of the top news operations bypassing CNN years ago.
Pizza and ice cream are two of the top foods that kids want to eat. That doesn’t make it good for them.
While I do not condone work place issues like Alyes had later in his careers. You have to admit that he set up a day time fair and balanced news organization.
Just as MSnbc CNN and various other 24/7 news stations have left to uber far left prime time shows FOX tends to bear right after dinner time.
I suspect that many if not most on here will disagree with that assessment but I’ve watch all of them and find that the day time reporting on fox to offer both sides of the story. Not just hate mongering that MSNBC in particular seems to revel in.
That said I suspect over the years many a young ambitious reporter have lifted their skirt t most if not all of of the other news stations to get ahead.
Only in recent years has it become taboo to sleep with the boss or for the boss to ask for someone to do so.
“Only in recent years has it become taboo to sleep with the boss or for the boss to ask for someone to do so.”
You are such a fucking scumbag.
Jesus, what a disgusting, repugnant thing to say.
If wonder if LS isn’t just fucking with us. He has always modeled the charicture/stereotype so perfectly that you gotta wonder if he isn’t maybe a tragically bored 20-something who is just especially baked on the days he shows up.
This latest comment is so beyond the pale that the Freedom Caucus would shout it down. It’s hard to believe anybody could be so earnestly tone deaf. His sides probably ache with every incendiary reply.
Roger Ailes and Rush Limbaugh turned millions of old people into this guy.
I mean, the guy has mentioned a wife and a daughter. How does that guy whimsically recall the day when getting a little supplemental tail was just a fully acceptable fringe benefit of upper management?
To the alleged daughter: “Ah, honey, I’m sorry your career isn’t going so well. Back when ‘Murica was great, you could have just rode your sweet little snatch to financial stability. Damn dung Lefties ruined it for everybody!”
It’s hard to picture, is all.
Drew, you live in Oklahoma. I know you’ve met guys this ignorant and worse.
LS comes with an undercurrent of resentment and anger that would make the average Oklahoma old-timer blush. There is a big difference between conservatism and the bitterness that the LS phenotype brings to the conversation.
Frankly can care less about replies and only chuckle Miley at some of the ignorance that is shown.
The supposed liberal mindset of allowing liberal thinking comes to a screeching halt when a conservative thought is brought up.
I don’t agree. You haven’t been banned or blocked. I’ve never seen anybody in these parts demand you be silenced. You seem to mistake “agree” with “free”.
Lots of that going on these days. Hell, you folks think any dissent is paid for and professionally organized. Can’t be that anybody would disagree with misogyny or bigotry all on their lonesome.
It’s telling that the usual brand of racist, bigoted, misogynist garbage you bring to this forum is something you yourself call “conservative thought.” What you didn’t need to tell us is that you’re a loyal Fox News viewer, as your blatant ignorance to facts and mouthbreathing nature made everyone clearly aware of that.
You see in it only watch FOX news (actually have it on in the background ) but tape almost daily CNN, HLN and a little less often msnbc.
I also watch and listen to BBC.
Unlike some on here I do not have to wait for the dnc emails for my daily bullet points to chat or commit to memory. Nor was I indoctrinated in lefty BS in college.
So call me a free thinker. Someone that formed his opine over the years since sending my check to the IRS a couple decades ago.
I watch abc NYC feed every evening for their take on the national news as well as nightline that is just right of uber left in their reporting.
So it is no wonder that all the kiddies on here have bruised left shoulders from bumping into doorways all the time.
Only listening to the far left news reports that inundate the airwaves and news feeds y’all can’t help but thinking like you do.
Fox is fair and balanced during the day, and “tends to bear right” in the evening? Good lord.
Guessing you have never watched fox during the day time. That is your loss.
I have watched FOX News during the day. I recall one segment featured two Israelis who claimed Iran had a mega EMP weapon. The Iranians were going to put it on a rocket on an inconspicuous barge, tow it into the middle of the Atlantic, and launch it at North America. Each and every electronic device and the entire power grid would be forever rendered useless. They warned that the USA must immediately attack Iran to prevent being destroyed by this weapon. These two Israelis, whose nation would greatly benefit should the USA attack Iran, said anyone disblieving this mega EMP exists is suffering from cognitive dissonance. I shit you not, that was FOX News, not the sci Fi channel.
At least it got reported. From what you said it does not sound far right like some here seem to think it is.
It was total bullshit but you see it as news. You have no contact with reality.
Soooo, you’re saying that at some point prior to “recent years” it was not morally repugnant for a person in a position of power to take sexual advantage of a person in a weaker position? Or for a person in a weaker position to offer sexual favors in order to advance their career? You’re saying most folks thought that was just fine if their daughters (or sons) did that at some point in, say, the 20th century?
Yeah, I don’t think so.
Not sure where you get “recent years” as a quote. For your judgement of me.
I did not say it was okay at any time. Just that at point it became totally taboo for someone to take advantage of a subordinate male or female.
RIF. You forget what I did say.
“I suspect over the years many a young ambitious reporter have lifted their skirt t most if not all of of the other news stations to get ahead. ”
I can guarantee that in many large companies more often than not the sexy young thing have flirted and suggested to their boss that favors would be offered for considerations.
Anyone that does not believe that does not happen, has never been in a position of power.
This isn’t how the women in my family achieved their promotions. I guess it depends on how you were raised.
Because you fucking said “only in recent years has it become taboo to sleep with the boss or for the boss to ask someone to do so”. You honestly can’t remember what you wrote an hour ago?
Hey Lonestar, I’m sure you identify as a Christian. Tell me, what color miniskirt do you think they have Ailes wearing in hell right now? Think Satan is already letting him know how much easier his eternity will be if he goes along with the bosses wishes? Or is he just getting straight double stuffed by a couple of demons at all times?
Yep I’m a Christian, sorry that you seem to have no faith to believe in.
I believe that bad people will be dealt with by their creator, just because he created an alternative to CNN does not make him a bad guy.
What he may or may not have done outside his marriage is between him and his God.
It has NO place in business, I’ve never said it should be or should happened. JUST that it has in years past.
Only in recent years have amoral scumbags realized potential consequences if they sleep with the boss or for the boss to ask for someone to do so.
Albert Burneko certainly didn’t. Wow:
“Inevitably, in the torrent of obituaries to come, someone will recite a list of Roger Ailes’s personal failings, repugnant views, and malignant actions, but then be sure to credit him with having been a brilliant provocateur or a visionary broadcaster or some shit. “For better or worse,” they will preface it. Nonsense. A asshole is not a brilliant visionary just because a toilet has a bottomless appetite for what comes out of it.
The only thing that needs to be written about Roger Ailes for all the rest of eternity is that he was as vile an abomination as has ever slipped from a human orifice, that the success and power he attained in life are as damning an indictment as you can read against the fiber of American society, and that the entire world is worse off for him ever having lived in it. Everything he was and did was awful and worthless. Bury him under an outhouse.”
Yeah, but other than that…
I agree with all of that. Serial rapist and disseminator of more lies than any man in history.
Roger Ailes Was One of the Worst Americans Ever
by Matt Taibbi
I really liked this signing at the time and I’m just liking it more and more.
Wow – The Broncos are really well protected in that deal, but all the incentive goals seems really reachable. Charles has a lot more risk in the deal, but to me it sounds like he personally believes his knee will be fine – he’s making a big bet that he makes the team and will get at least 500 all-purpose yards.
Has them by week 3!!!!!!!
I would be elated and also somewhat concerned if Charles has 500 total yards by Week 3, but I like this bold prediction, sir.
This is somewhat on topic for this thread, but I think that the running back on the hottest seat this year in C.J. Anderson. If he is unable to play a full season and/or has an early season lull, I can definitely see the Broncos moving on from him after the 2017 season. From what I understand, there would be no money owed or dead money on the cap, if Anderson is released after this season.
This is true, except that if Charles can’t go or decides to move on, that would leave them with only Booker and DHenderson. I’m sure they would bring in another RB or two, but that would leave them pretty thin.
I agree that they will bring in another running back or two if both Anderson and Charles are gone after the season. Another rookie and low-priced veteran would work.
God Damnit I love/miss TD.
I remember watching him his rookie year…I didn’t know shit about football, but I noticed how this running back seemed to fall forward & pick up an extra yard or two every play.
Damn, still ripped as hell! Looks like he could still be playing. I wish!
Shame Bowlen didn’t get in to stand next to TD.
That side of the line needed TD’s coolness to balance things out. ;~)
Oops, meant to attach this to my other comment.
BS. Trevor can’t throw to the right.
PFF think he can’t throw to the middle.
My Eyeballs agree with that – Crossing routes seemed to be woefully lacking, but I don’t know if that was scheme or TS
Siemian better improve in that respect. Mike McCoy loves to call crossing and rub routes across the middle of the field.
TS Probably has an advantage there. His anticipation of receivers isn’t great, but was a LOT better than PL. Hopefully both have improved timing.
What do we think of his prospects if the problem was decisions?
I guess that depends on if people more expert than me think it’s something that’s coachable
I think it comes with time, experience reading defenses.
It might also be a case of poor personnel to run those routes as well. It seems that a lot of crossing routes, especially the quick-hitting variety, are the domain of the slot guys, which were very poor last year. Hopefully the addition of Henderson and McKenzie will help with that. Charles will help here as well.
I’m astonished that he had a better passer rating in a clean pocket. I didn’t think he was better than Trevor in any scenario, on any type of pass.
It’s such a small sample size I wouldn’t read much into it. He threw 83 passes total.
I believe he’s a little underrated now.
Did Gisele misspeak about Brady’s concussions?
Good look at the AFC East
Barnwell has been doing a breakdown of every team’s offseason. http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/page/Barnwell2017GradesAFCNorth/bill-barnwell-2017-nfl-offseason-report-card-free-agency-draft-afc-north-baltimore-ravens-cincinnati-bengals-cleveland-browns-pittsburgh-steelers
I caught this in his review of the Browns:
“Cleveland acquired Houston’s 2018 first- and second-round picks in trades this offseason, leaving them with two first-round picks, three second-round picks, two fourth-round picks, and a pair of sixth-rounders in next year’s draft.”
Two firsts and three seconds?!? That’s simply incredible.
The 2009 Broncos disagree.
Can’t wait for the inevitable Vegas stadium delay that will cause the Raiders to scramble for a home for another year in some odd place after Oakland tells them to walk the plank.
“How two Germans almost bought Ravens’ stadium over unpaid water bill”
This is very close to a “Simpsons did it” moment.
Mark Cuban thinks chasing money in Las Vegas will backfire.
It’s a terrible sports town. People don’t seem to get that. When Tark violated every rule in the NCAA and the Rebels were winning, getting a ticket to the Thomas and Mack Center wasn’t easy. Once he skipped town and guys like Rollie Massamino arrived and tried to recruit without sports cars, that place had tumbleweeds blowing through it within two seasons.
Vegas was not the town then that it is now. Not even close. And I am not saying you are incorrect about it not being a great sports town. I’m not sure what kind of town it is other than “sin city.”
Anyway, as I’m sure you’re aware the Raiders stadium of today – in Oakland – has a huge tarp over thousands of seats. So it’s not like they’ve been selling out the past decade. And those are the facts. The great news is their home games in Vegas will no longer have the same Home-field atmosphere anymore. Ha!
The population definitely exploded. I didn’t appreciate Vegas of 1990 as much as I should have.
Anybody else watching “The Handmaid’s Tale” on Hulu? If you like your dystopian yarn particularly dark and disconcerting, it’s a pretty fucking good start. I watched episode 3 last night, and it really set the hook.
I have to be honest. I don’t understand misogyny at all. Never have. What are the seeds of that brand of malice? I don’t think I just lucked into having a strong and competent mother or an enlightened and reasonable father. That tendency seems to be planted deep in the masculine soul, and it perplexes me to no end.
At its root, I find it tough to comprehend discrimination in general. But to answer your question, I think the likely seeds simply boil down to the allure of pure domination of a human being on a very personal level.
Just on the surface, we don’t generally automatically have a black or gay or muslim brother. We do tend to have a female mother, grandmothers, and at least a smattering of female siblings, cousins, and spouses. Many, many men will resort to fists and guns to ‘protect’ their honor one second, and then openly support their political or spiritual subjegation with the next.
I’m not suggesting that ignorance or a lack of empathy is a righteous form of bigotry, but it’s at least an understandable start.
This is an incredibly powerful story that, though not directly dealing with misogyny, does show the effect of being a powerless woman in a certain culture. https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2017/06/lolas-story/524490/
That was really touching. Thanks for sharing it. I’m going to pass it on as well. I’m a little bit in awe of the way she found purpose in a life that offered her so little.
Former Baltimore Colts defensive tackle Joe Ehrmann has a lot to say about how destructive toxic masculinity is to both genders.
Ehrmann says of his father: “I think his definition, which was very old in this country, was: Men don’t need. Men don’t want. Men don’t touch. Men don’t feel. If you’re going to be a man in this world, you better learn how to dominate and control people and circumstances.”
Related to this subject, I saw this on my Twitter feed last night. The rank sexism is of course the worst, but turning your own friend network into a sausage fest is…boring.
My favorite one was from Lucas:
Uhh… What do you do?
A lot of mysogeny is caused by abusive mothers. That;s what almost always creates a rapist.
And don’t leave mysandry out of the equation.
Interesting, never heard that hypothesis before. I’ll have to read up on that.
I would argue that misogyny badly outpaces the occurance of shitty moms.
IMO, there are just as many great dads as there are great moms. However, there are also more really bad or absentee dads than there are moms who fit that description. 23% of children in America live in father-absent homes. One third of the homes in the south fall into this category.
Yep. My dad wasn’t all that impressed with his own. Strangely, however, he doesn’t hold a grudge against the entire gender.
Fathers have to be the patriarchs of the family. They need to be the leaders. When leaders don’t show presence in child’s lives when they truly need it, the effects are exponentially worse. If the mother is a bad parent, it still is bad for the child but, it doesn’t wound them like if a father doesn’t uphold his responsibilities.
We have so many of our players that come from broken homes and don’t see the father at all so our coaches are looked up to as father figures. Players are so much more hurt and disappointed with themselves when they get scolded for doing something wrong. I think it’s because they look up to the coaches whom I work with as their actual fathers and feel that they failed them in some way. When really, all they did was make a honest mistake. So our coaches have to be careful with how they approach some of them, because they’ll lose them if they go too far with it. They have to show a lot of love and uplift those who don’t have the fathers at home.
I will say this though… There are many fathers that do not get the chance to be fathers because they don’t get a fair shake in their parental rights. That does need to be considered. There is a man in Australia who lost his kids due to divorce and the mom received custody rights. She moved to New Zealand and the guy hasn’t seen his daughter in over nine months (http://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/on-air/wellington/tim-fookes-morning-show/audio/caller-craig-a-fathers-custody-battle/). There are even some fathers over in Utah fighting the family courts because the mothers gave up their kids for adoption thinking that was the better course of action when they didn’t consult the father beforehand (http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/02/16/fathers-sue-utah-over-law-allowing-mothers-to-secretly-give-up-babies-for.html).
“I will say this though… There are many fathers that do not get the chance to be fathers because they don’t get a fair shake in their parental rights. That does need to be considered. ”
This happens way too often
One of the reasonable concerns about men’s rights were the complaint that men often wind up as the non-custodial parent in child support hearings. It’s not as automatic as it used to be as fathers are now the custodial parent about 20% of the time. Women are just as likely as men to be delinquent in child support as well. I also disagree with the way some guys wind up with criminal records over past child support when their delinquency is due to circumstances and not refusal to pay. That said, the lengths some guys go to hide income to avoid paying for their kids is disgusting.
Unfortunately, the guys talking about these issues got taken over by people who decided that tormenting a young woman off of Twitter for accepting a movie role better defined their movement.
I just looked at a study about this very topic (http://pdxscholar.library.pdx.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2241&context=open_access_etds). The author looked at 18 rapists cases and what kind of family environment they grew up in. Out of the 18 he studied, 3 of them came from a abusive mother household. Another 4 of them came from an environment where the mother domineered over the father. There were a bunch of factors I didn’t take into consideration as well. This was the main gist of his summary, I thought you might be interested in it:
“Among the eighteen rapists, four came from a domineering father and passive mother environment,four from a domineering mother and passive father environment, three from an abusive mother environment, three from a rejecting mother environment, and four from a broken home environment. However, regardless of the type of family background, all eighteen rapists shared several common problems. These problems were:
(1) Disharmony between their parents.
(2) Negative feelings toward their parents.
(3) Suffering from low self-esteem and an inferiority complex, which led to a compensating desire for power.
(4) Lack of adequate knowledge about human sexuality.
(5) Receiving no help with their problems from their parents at home or anyone outside of the home.”
I think 4 is very powerful and, unfortunately, a direct byproduct of the two biggest religions on earth. Basic human sexuality is taboo. That is a very powerful conflict.
Strongly agree with this. It drives me nuts how repressed discussion of sexuality is in this world.
Some men are socially awkward around women, or have been repeatedly rejected by them. They lash out by blaming the women for their own insecurities and shortcomings. You see a lot of this in places that Men’s Rights Activists flock to like reddit and 4chan, where they flippantly talk about things like rape and domestic violence as if they’re just the cost of doing business.
Oh, and a lot of them are likely hung like a light switch.
Meet the MGTOW.
That is truly one of the funniest things I’ve read in a long time.
Sure. However, as incredible and charming as I am, I have still navigated episodes of unrequited love without forming a great sympathy for Bill O’Reilly or concluding that Donald Trump is the victim of a witchhunt.
I may see the wily female as beguiling and deeply mysterious on many fronts, but I lack the urge to suppress her.
I mean, I think some of the things that you said are true of some of the “meninists” types, but I think that misogyny in US culture goes beyond MRA’s. I think that a lot of it is bore out of gender performance expectations of previous generations and is sometimes a backlash on movements designed to address the systemic oppression of women.
I mean, sure, the MRA’s are visible and most men wouldn’t claim to align with them, but they might buy into some of the notions and exhibit some behavior that makes women uncomfortable or treats women as objects and might also dislike the label of “sexist” so they are very sensitive to the notion of being labeled such. Instead of intraspecting their behavior and doing their best to address it, they blame others for “being sensitive” and scapegoat the worst offenders as what the prototypical sexist looks like.
It’s kind of like the people in the suburbs in, say, Boulder who instinctively hold their purse tighter and feel unsafe around black folks, but would never consider themselves racist and in fact imagine “the racist” as a group of despicable people that live in Mississippi and in so doing never have to examine their behavior as long as they don’t resemble that stereotype of the southern racist hillbilly.
Anyone else feel like the Pats sign former Bronco cast-offs for the sole purpose of trolling us?
I try to keep my political and social posts to a minimum, but TIME magazine’s new cover is eerie.
Deal with the devil made.
Will they start an overbooking policy there, as well? Then again, due to the notorious number of no-shows to LA sporting events it probably never would be invoked.
Another Von Miller type gesture by Von Miller.
May 18, 2017