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JD Sports Forum! / Re: NFL 2007-08
« on: January 17, 2008, 11:28 AM »
He should have stopped the long winded waffling after this: "I have enormous admiration for Brett Favre.  I think he is an all-time great player. " 

He's an all-time great player and you admire him and he has the stats to outshine almost every QB that has ever played, ...but in Mike's opinion, he's just not of the greatest QBs in history and you have not one thing to back that up with other than your opinion.  Sounds like a brilliant analysis to me.   ::)

Joe Defender / G.I. Joe Toys Thread
« on: January 17, 2008, 11:20 AM »
Mike - did you ever get your Cobra Legions on clearance?  I thought I saw a ton of these last week, but haven't seen a single one since they went 75% off...

The Bullpen / Marvel Legends
« on: January 17, 2008, 11:19 AM »
Pics no longer available.   :P

Other Toy Lines / Re: Transformers
« on: January 16, 2008, 10:48 PM »
Thanks for the tip!  That's a little steep for me, but tempting for Megs.  If they end up doing Soundwave or Shockwave, I'll probably cave.   :P

Just an FYI - not sure if these are new or not, but I haven't seen them before:  Target Plymouth had a voyager class autobot - some kind of orange rescue helecoptor.  They also had a leader class night watch optimus that looked pretty cool.  I work right by there, so let me know if you want me to pick up either for you.  ;)

Other Toy Lines / Re: Transformers
« on: January 16, 2008, 08:54 PM »
Congrats on finally getting your Screamer Justin.  Glad you like him. 

My MP Megs + upgrade kit just showed up at my desk an hour or so ago.  Thank god they remembered to put my name on the shipping label.   :-X 

What a mess that would have been...

Where did you get MP Megatron?  I didn't even know that was available!  Is it a Japanese exclusive?  Are there any other MP formers I should know about?  I just have Optimus, my alts, and Screamer.

The Bullpen / Marvel Legends
« on: January 16, 2008, 08:52 PM »
Of Course my Wallet and Wife will say different.  

And therein lies the problem.   :(

JD Sports Forum! / Re: NFL 2007-08
« on: January 16, 2008, 08:37 PM »
My bad.

Either way, Favre is 43-5 when the temperature is below 34 degrees.  I'd say that's pretty consistent.

2 of said losses are said playoff games...

And your point is?  I hate to break it to you, but 11 teams lose a playoff game every year and 20 teams don't even make the playoffs.  By definition, a playoff loss means you went further than at least 20 other teams.

Regardless, I really can't see why anyone would be anti-favre, even if you're not a Packer fan.  No one plays the game with his enthusiasm, he never misses a game, he's a good role model, and he has made some amazing plays and comebacks over the years.

JD Sports Forum! / Re: NFL 2007-08
« on: January 16, 2008, 10:54 AM »
I never said the media doesn't fawn over him.  I said the media fawns over Brady just as much as they do Favre now.  I suggest you try to read posts, take a minute to understand what is said, then post a rational response.  ;)

Let's look at a few facts here:

- Favre is not lucky or mediocre.  The Packers have had ONE losing season under his leadership out of 16 seasons.  Find me another QB playing today with anything similar.

- He does not choke 95% of the time.  You might need to take remedial math.  If anything, I think Favre has more comeback 4th quarter victories than anyone playing right now.

- Does he have a lot of interceptions?  You bet!  Guess who else cares more about winning than his own personal stats?  Favre had a ton of interceptions because he was the only playmaker on the team and was doing what he could to win games.  If anything, he's probably guilty of taking on too much of the responsibility for winning.

- He has not had great receivers to work with, nor a decent running game for most of his career.  Walker? Ahman Green? Levens?  Favre's play made these guys better, not the other way around.  Jennings has been good this year, but it remains to be seen if he's that good or if Favre is making him look that good.  What has Walker done in Denver? What has Green done in Houston? Freeman couldn't even get a job after he left the Packers!  Has Ryan Grant been doing well? Heck yeah.  Were the Packers dominating the first half of the season without him?  Ooops, yes they were.   :-[

- Yeah he admitted to taking painkillers.  Big whoop.  I'd bet every player in the league takes something for pain following their weekly punishment on the field.  Well, maybe not kickers. Anyway, its not the same as taking steroids - I don't get how you think his play was so much better because of an addiction to pain killers?  The guy comfessed to a personal problem and that's all you've got against him.

- Favre isn't trotting his wife around for media attention.  If they want to interview her, that's their choice.  She happens to come to most of his games and I've seen her interviewed twice in 16 years.  Wow, that's some heavy media coverage!  Maybe his girlfriends just don't come to the games.  There certainly isn't as much of a story to them as someone surviving breast cancer.  I never said Brady slept with every woman out there, but I don't know a lot of real credible guys that have dumped an ex while she was pregnant.  Isn't Gisele pregnant too?  But they're not married?  No offense, but that track record is not likely to win him popularity contests as a family man. 

Brady may not always have had great receivers either, but look at what he can do when he gets a Moss - a perfect season so far.  Favre's never had anyone like that. I can't believe anyone thinks that Dillon and Maroney haven't helped his game in the past.  These guys are top tier RBs - Dillon has several rushing records and Maroney scored what 15 TDs last year?  Yeah, he's been quiet this year, but that's because they don't need him with Moss scoring 23 TDs.  Brady also has the advantage of having a coach who is considered a coaching genius - Favre hasn't had very noteworthy guys calling the plays.  I'll also add that Favre has been around a lot longer and is in the twilight of his career, so he's had a lot longer to grow on people.

The Bullpen / Re: Marvel Superhero Squad
« on: January 16, 2008, 08:34 AM »
Vision looks good...the rest...meh

Agree with you there - I was excited to be getting a warbird, but I don't think they did a very good job on her.   :-\  Other two are just redos or not neccessary.  Seriously, how many issues was spidey in the iron spidey suit?

JD Sports Forum! / Re: NFL 2007-08
« on: January 16, 2008, 08:32 AM »
That's about right, though the media sucks off Brady as much as they love Favre these days.   ::)

No way in hell is that is not even close.  The difference is that Favre is a mediocre QB who is one hell of a leader and has set all of these records based on pain pills and sheer luck and almost every single announcer out there will give him a hand job if they had the chance.

Brady is probably the best QB that has ever played the game and deserves every blow job he can get...

Answer me many times has Tom Brady's Girlfriend been interviewed during a game?

I don't think a mediocre QB would have records for most TD passes, most wins, longest starting streak, etc.  Favre does all this with jack for receivers, no consistent running game, a suspect o-line, but he's just lucky? You're chalking this up to luck?  Favre has earned his props and the fact that you have to keep going back to an addiction to painkillers as the worst thing he's ever done is a testiment to his character. 

Is Brady a great QB? Sure, but the facts are that he just hasn't been around as long, he has a mastermind coach, and he has receiver talent up the wazoo.  I also think Maroney and Dillon are better than anything the Packers have put on the field since Favre took over.  As for interviewing his girlfriend - maybe its just too hard to figure out who he's dating impregnated at any given time?  He still gets slobbered all over by the announcers in every Pats game I've seen this year.

Other Toy Lines / Re: Transformers
« on: January 16, 2008, 08:26 AM »
Oh...Screamer is now listed as NOT SOLD ONLINE  I wonder what went wrong with this exclusive?  Stores refuse to stock it and their website now refuses to sell it?  ???

I don't get what's going on here either.  The package also states "Wal-Mart" Exclusive - I wonder why it isn't in broader distribution?  There could have just been more demand than anticipated or production problems, but this seems very odd.

BTW, I opened screamer up last night and he is worth every penny.  Holy crap what a cool figure.  He fits perfectly withthe Alt line and the articulation is ridiculous.  Very very very very cool!

The Bullpen / Marvel Legends
« on: January 16, 2008, 08:22 AM »
True.  We've seen frequent re-use of parts at least by toy-biz for many of the figures, so there were cost saving measures available. 

I do know I'll go nowhere near a 6" line of Star Wars figures.  Nuh-uh, not gonna happen. 

The 3.75" marvel legends are very disconcerting on the other hand.  Must say no.

I'm with you.  No room for a full line of 6" star wars.  I want the smaller line of marvel, but we'll see what they come up with.  If they are cool, I will probably have to at least get the Avengers.   ;D

Umm...trifold leather straight from my trip to Italy a few years back.  ITs held up well, but the picture-flap-thingie needs to be replaced.  Man-bag?  Get real.  Its a purse.

The Bullpen / Re: Marvel Superhero Squad
« on: January 15, 2008, 10:00 PM »
Sweet!  I got the Black Panther and Ant Man/Strange sets at Walmart last week on clearance for $5  ???  Will likely be getting that 4pack, not sure about Spidey vs foom though - already have an iron man and don't need/want a foom.

JD Sports Forum! / Re: NFL 2007-08
« on: January 15, 2008, 09:55 PM »
Pats and Pack will win Sunday.  One game will be a blowout, the other will be competitive.  I'll let others figure out which.

And then we'll have (not the original) LT bitching and moaning and calling the Pats classless.

And then we'll have two weeks of the media sucking Brett Favre off.

And then we'll have 95% of the country rooting for the NFC team.

And then we'll have the only 19-0 team in NFL history...

That's about right, though the media sucks off Brady as much as they love Favre these days.   ::)

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