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JD Sports Forum! / Re: NFL 2007-08
« on: December 22, 2007, 03:33 PM »
Parker's the #1 rusher in the league, a pro-bowl bound undrafted star that is explosive on offense...  As much as I sometimes dislike his style because of his size issues, Davenport is no Parker... Davenport's not bad or he wouldn't be there, but he just isn't capable of the things Parker does I'm afraid.

I totally disagree.  Parker is #1 in rushing yards, but only because the Steelers overused him, and surprise surprise, he ends up injured before the end of the season.  Parker has had 321 attempts and 1316 yards rushing.  Compare that to Tomlinson at 1311 (pretty much the same) with just 280 attempts.  Heck, anyone could run for 1316 yards if they ran enough plays.

So let's put things on an even playing field.  WP averaged just 4.1 yards per carry.  That's hardly what I would call "explosive."  In fact, that's hardly in the top 60 of RB's and there's only 32 teams in the league.  Davenport?  He's at least at 5.0 yards per carry and definitely showed his "explosiveness" in this week's game. 

Parker also has just two TDs and four fumbles as a starter in 15 games...not a very good ratio compared to most NFL backs.  And since he's had 32 more carries than the next closest guy, you can't say he hasn't had his chances to score.  Davenport has four rushing TDs and two receiving TDs, with just one fumble, and that's with much less playing time than WP.  Add in that Davenport has fresh legs and a much bigger frame...not sure why Steeler fans wouldn't be jumping for joy that Najeh is finally getting a shot. 

According to the Tracking Service my Secret Santa gift was delivered to they house yesterday.  So hopefully they have it and like it.

They did get it and they did like it VERY much!  Thanks DK!

I got my gift out today.  Apologies in advance for the delay, but I was holding out to get a particular new fig.  Hope you like it!

30th Anniversary Collection / Re: Recent 30AC Purchases
« on: December 21, 2007, 11:15 AM »
Picked up wave 7 figures with the exception of Anakin (spirit).  Funny, how I still have never seen Wave 5.  I don't think it never made it to my neighborhood.

Keep your eye on Target.  Several Target stores in Minneapolis have started getting Wave 5 again just this last week.  ;)

JD Sports Forum! / Re: NFL 2007-08
« on: December 21, 2007, 10:11 AM »
Davenport looked incredible.  Sucks to lose your #1 guy, but I think the Steelers might actually be better off with Najeh than Willie.  Nice to see the Rams throw three TD passes and none of them went to Holt - my condolences to anyone that had him playing in their super bowl this week.   :-\

30th Anniversary Collection / Re: Recent 30AC Purchases
« on: December 21, 2007, 10:09 AM »
I got an ARC-170 Target Exclusive from my Secret Santa WHO ROCKS!   ;D

Collections / Re: Jesse's Collection
« on: December 20, 2007, 09:40 PM »
That Vader stash is sweet!  Hope your secret Santa thought to include some Vader's this year!  ;)

Kubricks / Re: Custom Star Wars Kubricks
« on: December 20, 2007, 09:36 PM »
I really like the Jax figure - that is your best one so far.  Great job on the paint aps!

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
« on: December 20, 2007, 04:55 PM »
Sweet!  I didn't even know this was in production!

Clone Wars '03-'05 / Re: The Clone Wars Line Never Ended
« on: December 19, 2007, 10:30 PM »
Why is there ALWAYS a debate over what's EU and what's film accurate?  Lucas has done am amazing job of not messing up the continuity despite hundreds of comics, cartoons, novels, video games, etc.  If it says Star Wars, its part of the star wars timeline and universe - just accept it!  Doesn't mean you have to buy things from outside the movie, but a debate over what's EU versus Film-Accurate from the Clone Wars is kind of pointless isn't it?   ???

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Clone Wars AT-TE
« on: December 19, 2007, 10:26 PM »
Yeah, I'm not too thrilled with their little news bit.

If this sells for $100.00, I wonder what retailers are paying?  $60 - $70?  From my retail experience, most stores want at least a 30% profit margin on an item to make it worthwhile - especially on larger items that eat up more shelf space and don't sell as fast as lower ticket items.

I think 30-40% is typical for groceries, but things like toys and electronics are a much higher mark up.  I have less experience with toys, but the figures I have seen put them at a bare minimum 50% profit margin, which would mean that Target is paying no more than $50 for a $100 item.  I remember someone with inside info posting that the Order $66 packs cost Target something like $2.25 each and they were selling for $9.99.  Even at their lowest clearance price ($2.54 I think?) Target ended up making a few pennies on them. 

JD Sports Forum! / Re: NFL 2007-08
« on: December 19, 2007, 03:18 PM »
Well, Shockey is better than Eli... so what's that say for your QB?  ::)

Shockey is better than Eli?  You mean he's better at being a tight end than Eli is at being a QB?  Or do you think Shockey might be a better QB than Eli?  I guess that is possible!   ;)

I will say that the Giants are somewhat hosed on offense without Shockey just because Burress has been banged up and they no longer have a receiving threat RB like Barber was.   Eli's had some okay games this year, but I'm not sure what people expect with no one to throw to.  Its not like A. Toomer is going to light up opposing defenses, especially not by himself.

Doesn't really matter.  I have seen the future and its Packers over the Patriots in the Super Bowl 28 to 24.

JD Sports Forum! / Re: NFL 2007-08
« on: December 19, 2007, 11:34 AM »
Not without Shockey, I'd say. Despite being an Eagles fan, that's a tough loss for the team.

Oh yeah we're going to miss that season total of 3 TDs.  He's just a force::)

If our TE were Gates, Winslow, Clark or Witten, I'd agree.  Shockey?  Let's see, he broke his leg, Kevin Boss came in, BANG!  Touchdown.

Among TE's in today's NFL, Shockey is very very average.

Shockey sucks.  Everyone knows Donald Lee is the best tight end in the league.  ;D

30th Anniversary Collection / Re: Recent 30AC Purchases
« on: December 18, 2007, 02:58 PM »
Wow, I can't believe you got your force unleashed figs already!  Who did you order thru?  Any pictures to share?  I'm psyched for this line...

The Bullpen / Marvel Legends
« on: December 18, 2007, 02:15 PM »
There's only 2 as far as I know.  Wish I had asked for those BAF parts on my BK and MG for you Canucklehead.  :(

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: AT-TE to be released next fall in 2008!
« on: December 18, 2007, 12:18 PM »
Wow where are you getting those figures for costs of ads??? I work in the printing industry and haven't seen inflated numbers like that. heck, sign me up to work at that place, I'd make a fortune...

I work in the manufacturing industry and that is the typical agency cost for print plan development and production.  I've often thought that I could photograph food on a plate or a happy couple smiling for far less, but there's obviously more to the process than that. 

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