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Dave Gettleman Gets His

17 July 2017 - 12:23 PM


A quiet Monday in the NFL has been rocked by a surprise firing in Carolina.

Panthers owner Jerry Richardson announced that general manager Dave Gettleman has been relieved of his duties.

Richardson explained in a statement that "much thought and a long evaluation of our football operations" led to his decision, adding: "I want to thank Dave for the role he played in our success over the past four seasons. While the timing of this decision is not ideal, a change is needed."

NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported that Gettleman was in a "shaky" place with ownership, pointing to "rumblings that all was not well" between Gettleman and Richardson after the general manager allowed Pro Bowl cornerback Josh Norman to walk last offseason.



Make no mistake: This is a stunning turn of events, especially the timing. The Panthers are days away from launching training camp and now veer into the guts of the season without a clear-cut general manager. Before dumping Gettleman, the team also saw president Danny Morrison resign in February before assistant general manager Brandon Beane bolted for a job with the Bills.

The Panthers enjoyed remarkable success during Gettleman's run with the club, which began in 2013. Despite finishing 6-10 last season, Carolina was a playoff entry in each of his first three campaigns, a streak that peaked with an appearance in Super Bowl 50. The 66-year-old Gettleman capably steered the franchise out of salary-cap hell upon his arrival and worked well with coach Ron Rivera, lacing the roster with affordable, productive free agents and plug-and-play college prospects.

Richardson's eleventh-hour decision points to a level of unrest behind closed doors that few would have fretted over a day ago. One of the most consistent franchises in the NFC is suddenly packed with questions heading into the regular season.


Source: http://www.nfl.com/n...-dave-gettleman


He was a douche anyway, and he started feeling himself too much. Love Sr's reaction.

Are There Fates Worse Than Death To You ?

18 May 2017 - 08:45 AM

This is a question that me and my wife have been discussing for the better part of 2 days now, and she is mystified by my position. First, I have to set the stage. As most of you know I have broken my neck at my C2 vertebrae which is the second one down fro the base of the skull. I have been waiting for it to heal and I go in next week to find out if surgery is going to be my best option. My doctor talked to me and y wife and went over the complications and they are pretty routine for surgery with the caveat of I could be a quadriplegic and not be able to breathe on my own if things go bad. 


This scared the shit out of her but kind of relieved me, and she was amazed that is what I felt. I explained to her that if that the worst were to happen (which in my mind is quadriplegic easily) that I would choose to go off the ventilator and die.  She thought I was crazy but said nothing until we amended my will to reflect that I will not live on a ventilator. She asked me,"Could you really look at us and our kids and the rest of your family and choose to die?" 


To me the answer is a definite yes. I do not fear death, at all. That said, being in a position where I would be a burden by having to be re-positioned ever two hours, my vent tube cleaned every day and so on, I would rather be dead. I would rather my son not have to take care of his old man, and have a chance at having a step father who can go on camping trips and teach him things, or play ball, or what have you. I would rather have my wife not be married to a guy who sounds like R2D2 and could take her on vacations and enjoy life like we do know going scuba diving, paddle boarding, skydiving and so on, not someone who is just rolling around in the sand pretending to be alive. 



So the question on the table is that if faced with the decision to choose to die, or to "live" in an extremely compromised state, what would you choose ? Are there outcomes worse than death to you ? I watched the Gleason documentary and I would not live that life, I would have prayed for a bullet long ago, and the ventilator would not happen. What would you do ?

Another Douche Who Cant Control Himself

17 April 2017 - 09:43 AM


Cleveland police were still searching Monday for a man who they said filmed himself killing an elderly man, uploaded the video to Facebook and bragged about having committed many other homicides.

The suspect, identified as Steve Stephens, is considered armed and dangerous, police said after the homicide in northeast Cleveland near the Lake Erie shore.


An aggravated murder warrant was issued for Stephens' arrest, and police said early Monday that he may have fled Ohio. The FBI was providing assistance, a spokeswoman told NBC News.


Police initially said Sunday that the man "broadcast the killing on Facebook Live," but a spokesperson for the social media site later said the video was recorded and uploaded. Stevens did use Facebook Live at least once on Sunday, the spokesperson said.


Police said Stephens' claim in one video to have committed multiple other homicides had not been verified. "There are no other victims that we know of," Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams said at a news conference.


Authorities said the killing of the one confirmed victim, Robert Godwin, 74, appeared to be random.


"It's senseless," Williams said.


There had been no sighting of Stephens since the killing at 2 p.m., Williams said, and it wasn't clear whether he was still in Cleveland. Earlier, students at Cleveland State University, near downtown, were told to shelter in place or stay away from the school.


Williams said alerts had been sent out across the state, and Gov. John Kasich promised the Ohio State Highway Patrol's help.


A series of posts Sunday on what authorities said was Stephens' Facebook page complained that he had "lost everything" to gambling. The posts named specific people whom the user wanted to talk to, and at one point he wrote "I killed 12 people today" and wouldn't stop until he could speak to his mother and a second woman.


Later, the user posted: "I killed 15 today because of [the second woman]." The user called it his "Easter day slaughter."


NBC News archived the posts before the account was removed. "This is a horrific crime and we do not allow this kind of content on Facebook," the company said.

Williams didn't address the details of the Facebook posts, but said: "If Steve has an issue, he needs to talk to folks to get that resolved."


"Steve, I know you have relationships with the clergy out here," Williams added. "I encourage you to call them and turn yourself in."


A longtime friend and fraternity brother of Stephens', Gary Jackson, told NBC News that when they spoke last Thursday, everything seemed fine. They'd even made plans to get together this week.


Jackson, 47, said Stephens mentored foster kids — Beech Brook, a children's mental health center, confirmed his employment — and described him as a quiet guy with a good heart who'd never shown a sliver of aggression.


In Jackon's view, it was Stephens' personal turmoil that spun him out of control.

"I don't think he's killed those 14, 15 people," he said. "From what I know of him that's just him calling out for help."


Jackson added that he sent Stephens a text making sure that his friend knew as much.


"Whatever it is hurting you — you're about to put that pain on somebody else," Jackson said he told Stephens. "That ain't right."

By Sunday night, Jackson hadn't heard back.


Authorities described Stephens as black, 6 feet, 1 inch tall, weighing 244 pounds and bald with a full beard. He was last seen wearing a black or dark blue and gray striped polo shirt and was driving a white Ford Fusion with temporary tags, authorities said.



Maybe the biggest moment of Trumps Presidency

06 April 2017 - 10:58 AM

Today is the first day of meetings between Trump and the Chinese president Xi Jinping. This is a story I have been following for a long time because the much ballyhooed campaign strategy for Trump was that he was going to bring back American manufacturing and realistically he has two ways of doing that. One is to invoke xenophobia across the land and get more people to pay more for an American made product. The other is that in this meeting with China he establishes a foundation for a new trade agreement and to stop the predatory tactics of China in our country and their own as well as the manipulation of global currencies.


Then there is the other topic of North Korea and how that is going to be handled. Personally I think North Korea is a small blustering joke of a country who we could annihilate if we had the inclination. That said I prefer not to go to war with a country if there are diplomatic alternatives. 


The reason this is as big of an issue as it is, is because we all know Trump is at the very least tempestuous and has been insulting to other world leaders. Well the Chinese are very big on the prestige of their leadership. Will trump be able to this meeting with some sort of class and possible lay the foundation for something long overdue, or do you think he is going to go off half cocked and fuck this all up ? 


Side Note: I would like to see a renewed relationship with Russia seeing as I have not yet had it sufficiently explained to me in my life why we hate them.


How do you feel about this ? Or are you among the many who do not particularly care ?