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The Pencil Neck
08-02-2011, 04:48 PM
from HT.com article (http://www.houstontexans.com/news/article-3/Quotes-Tuesday-practice/0b956fc8-4186-4337-a21d-c94de7d2868c)

LB Brooks Reed

(on who has taken him under their wing) “Connor (Baldwin). He’s the starter right now and he’s helping me try to come along.



Connor BALDWIN? Really?

:wadepalm:

TexansFanatic
08-02-2011, 04:53 PM
from HT.com article (http://www.houstontexans.com/news/article-3/Quotes-Tuesday-practice/0b956fc8-4186-4337-a21d-c94de7d2868c)

LB Brooks Reed

(on who has taken him under their wing) “Connor (Baldwin). He’s the starter right now and he’s helping me try to come along.



Connor BALDWIN? Really?

:wadepalm:

The amazing thing is that because the name is in parentheses that means the mistake is the writer's, not Reed's. How the hell does a writer for the Texans website make that mistake? That's an offense worthy of immediate termination in my opinion.

The Pencil Neck
08-02-2011, 04:53 PM
The amazing thing is that because the name is in parentheses that means the mistake is the writer's, not Reed's. How the hell does a writer for the Texans website make that mistake? That's an offense worthy of immediate termination in my opinion.

Exactly.

Big Lou
08-02-2011, 04:56 PM
from HT.com article (http://www.houstontexans.com/news/article-3/Quotes-Tuesday-practice/0b956fc8-4186-4337-a21d-c94de7d2868c)

LB Brooks Reed

(on who has taken him under their wing) “Connor (Baldwin). He’s the starter right now and he’s helping me try to come along.



Connor BALDWIN? Really?

:wadepalm:



Those crazy Baldwin Brothers, you just never know where they are gonna pop up. I wonder he can get Texans Fans on the set of 30 Rock through brother Alec.




Wow, the writer for the Motehrship must be a devoted Texans fan. I read some other articles he wrote about Matt Schwab, Daniel Owens, Dwayne Johnson, and a couple of other guys.

powda
08-02-2011, 04:56 PM
http://www.jumponmarkslist.com/images/mp/2009/baldwin_brothers-183.jpg

Do you see a resemblance?

leebigeztx
08-02-2011, 07:15 PM
The crazier thing barwin taking reed under his wing when barwin hasn't even played a full season himself.

False Start
08-02-2011, 07:35 PM
http://www.jumponmarkslist.com/images/mp/2009/baldwin_brothers-183.jpg

Do you see a resemblance?

Kinda....

http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii202/J4103V/connerbaldwin-0.jpg

badboy
08-02-2011, 07:38 PM
Those crazy Baldwin Brothers, you just never know where they are gonna pop up. I wonder he can get Texans Fans on the set of 30 Rock through brother Alec.




Wow, the writer for the Motehrship must be a devoted Texans fan. I read some other articles he wrote about Matt Schwab, Daniel Owens, Dwayne Johnson, and a couple of other guys.Uh, what? I know you meant it. BWAHAHAh! Man, I misspell so many words as my typing skills are atrocious. Not interested in a spelling bee so I do not get as concerned as some.

Corrosion
08-02-2011, 08:00 PM
Uh, what? I know you meant it. BWAHAHAh! Man, I misspell so many words as my typing skills are atrocious. Not interested in a spelling bee so I do not get as concerned as some.

The mistake shows the lack of journalistic integrity that the media has while this post shows the acceptance that we have for their laziness.


No offense Steve .... Just ranting.

Doppelganger
08-02-2011, 10:01 PM
The amazing thing is that because the name is in parentheses that means the mistake is the writer's, not Reed's. How the hell does a writer for the Texans website make that mistake? That's an offense worthy of immediate termination in my opinion.

You know who is pretty good...that Matt Schwab guy!

ChampionTexan
08-02-2011, 10:08 PM
You know who is pretty good...that Matt Schwab guy!

Hey - Conner Baldwin isn't the only Texan with famous brothers.

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/photos/uncategorized/2008/07/22/charlesschwab.jpghttp://www.authentescapes.com/resources/trips/schwabh_webhighlight.jpghttp://www.peoplequiz.com/images/bios/matt-schaub.gif-6622.gif

Notice the family resemblance?

TimeKiller
08-03-2011, 09:37 AM
The crazier thing barwin taking reed under his wing when barwin hasn't even played a full season himself.

Yeah he has. This is his 3rd year. He played his first year, as a 3rd down specialist. He only missed last year due to injury. Besides, you don't think Barwin has anything positive to say?

VTexan
08-03-2011, 09:44 AM
Hey - Conner Baldwin isn't the only Texan with famous brothers.

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/photos/uncategorized/2008/07/22/charlesschwab.jpghttp://www.authentescapes.com/resources/trips/schwabh_webhighlight.jpghttp://www.peoplequiz.com/images/bios/matt-schaub.gif-6622.gif

Notice the family resemblance?

or famous sisters! http://www.footballnewsnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/andre_johnson_sm.jpg

http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcT37g-OxiCuKxPJBPLmReXSa8Tf3XgqVm7M-6BtZneRCrX47Ay8

Craig.
08-03-2011, 09:51 AM
That's an offense worthy of immediate termination in my opinion.

You have got to be shitting me.

CloakNNNdagger
08-03-2011, 10:43 AM
Kinda....

http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii202/J4103V/connerbaldwin-0.jpg

Whenever I've seen Connor, I can't avoid picturing Yakov smirnoff and break out laughing.

http://images.uncyc.org/commons/3/3a/YakovSmirnoff.jpg

False Start
08-03-2011, 11:26 AM
Whenever I've seen Connor, I can't avoid picturing Yakov smirnoff and break out laughing.

http://images.uncyc.org/commons/3/3a/YakovSmirnoff.jpg

In Wade's 3-4 the quarterback sacks you! huh huh huh...

GuerillaBlack
08-03-2011, 11:34 AM
You know who is pretty good...that Matt Schwab guy!

Kevin Walters is better.

False Start
08-03-2011, 11:36 AM
Kevin Walters is better.

JJ Watts owns them all.

ChampionTexan
08-03-2011, 11:39 AM
Still ticked off that we didn't sign Ahmard Hall.

Okay - not really.

Brisco_County
08-03-2011, 11:54 AM
Kevin Walters is better.

Jacob Jones has him beat.

BullNation4Life
08-03-2011, 12:06 PM
The amazing thing is that because the name is in parentheses that means the mistake is the writer's, not Reed's. How the hell does a writer for the Texans website make that mistake? That's an offense worthy of immediate termination in my opinion.

:rolleyes::kubepalm:

The1ApplePie
08-03-2011, 12:19 PM
The amazing thing is that because the name is in parentheses that means the mistake is the writer's, not Reed's. How the hell does a writer for the Texans website make that mistake? That's an offense worthy of immediate termination in my opinion.

That would be the copy editor's fault, not the writer's.

badboy
08-03-2011, 01:19 PM
The mistake shows the lack of journalistic integrity that the media has while this post shows the acceptance that we have for their laziness.


No offense Steve .... Just ranting.I do understand the frustration and often I get caught up into it also; but I just want to see as much information from whatever source & then I'll sort it out. I think you will agree that we have been seeing a "dumbing down" by media over the last several years. I do not count bloggers, posters or myself as media. You and others offer me much more valid info than many other sources out there.

Corrosion
08-03-2011, 01:56 PM
I do understand the frustration and often I get caught up into it also; but I just want to see as much information from whatever source & then I'll sort it out. I think you will agree that we have been seeing a "dumbing down" by media over the last several years. I do not count bloggers, posters or myself as media. You and others offer me much more valid info than many other sources out there.

You , being a Texans fan know who these people are and see their mistakes readily.

Imagine for a moment you are a ..... Seahawks fan reading up on the Texans before a game and the article you are reading has many of the above mentioned mistakes within it.

Come game day you are sittin at the local sports bra talking with your friends about the game ..... using that article as reference. You look like .... dumbass. You've been misinformed by the very people who you rely upon for quality information.

Texas T
08-03-2011, 02:00 PM
You , being a Texans fan know who these people are and see their mistakes readily.

Imagine for a moment you are a ..... Seahawks fan reading up on the Texans before a game and the article you are reading has many of the above mentioned mistakes within it.

Come game day you are sittin at the local sports bra talking with your friends about the game ..... using that article as reference. You look like .... dumbass. You've been misinformed by the very people who you rely upon for quality information.

Got something else on your mind??

The1ApplePie
08-03-2011, 02:10 PM
The mistake shows the lack of journalistic integrity that the media has while this post shows the acceptance that we have for their laziness.


No offense Steve .... Just ranting.

It has less to do with journalistic integrity and more to do with sites and papers being cheap bastards. If they don’t hire editors or fact checkers, this crap happens.

The Chronicle fired a bunch of copy editors a few years ago, since then you can find glaring mistakes in articles all the time.

I am a copywriter, not a journalist, but I go to an office and write professionally every day (which I should be doing now:spin:). I have done this work for years, both with and without an editor. You can read and edit your own copy all you want, but without another pair of eyes looking over it for you, there will always be an error or two.

From pieces I have read on the site, it seems that they either have an incompetent editor or an overworked one.

Corrosion
08-03-2011, 11:09 PM
Got something else on your mind??

Always.



:shots: & (o)(o)'s

DocBar
08-03-2011, 11:51 PM
It has less to do with journalistic integrity and more to do with sites and papers being cheap bastards. If they don’t hire editors or fact checkers, this crap happens.

The Chronicle fired a bunch of copy editors a few years ago, since then you can find glaring mistakes in articles all the time.

I am a copywriter, not a journalist, but I go to an office and write professionally every day (which I should be doing now:spin:). I have done this work for years, both with and without an editor. You can read and edit your own copy all you want, but without another pair of eyes looking over it for you, there will always be an error or two.

From pieces I have read on the site, it seems that they either have an incompetent editor or an overworked one.Off topic, but what does a copywriter do? I understand the frustration. I write technical procedures for the operation and/or energization of low to medium voltage equipment quite often. I can't make those kind of mistakes or people could be injured or killed along with equipment damaged.

Corrosion
08-04-2011, 02:51 AM
Off topic, but what does a copywriter do? I understand the frustration. I write technical procedures for the operation and/or energization of low to medium voltage equipment quite often. I can't make those kind of mistakes or people could be injured or killed along with equipment damaged.

Thats the difference between your field and journalism .... they are afforded mistakes and it doesnt (often) lead to someone being hurt and or killed.

To do a job right the first time every time takes a special type of person .... to be a hack .... well , we all do that here on TT.com.

Doppelganger
08-04-2011, 08:03 AM
Jacob Jones has him beat.

If you want to talk Texans football, nothing beats Matt Schwab handing of to Aaron Foster or throwing a laser to Andrew Johnson!

Of course, as good as ol Matt Schwab is, he is no Walter Moon!

DocBar
08-04-2011, 08:53 AM
Thats the difference between your field and journalism .... they are afforded mistakes and it doesnt (often) lead to someone being hurt and or killed.

To do a job right the first time every time takes a special type of person .... to be a hack .... well , we all do that here on TT.com.I make plenty of mistakes. We just have guidelines and tests in place to catch them. It usually works very well.

The1ApplePie
08-04-2011, 11:36 AM
Off topic, but what does a copywriter do? I understand the frustration. I write technical procedures for the operation and/or energization of low to medium voltage equipment quite often. I can't make those kind of mistakes or people could be injured or killed along with equipment damaged.

Writer for advertising and corporate communications usually.

I’ve done web content, billboards, sandwich signs, radio spot scripts, brochures, newsletters, general marketing material, etc.

We’re pretty much the “Ad Wizards” that everyone hates. :bender:

Very different animal from tech writing, but still in the same ballpark. I’ve tried my hand at tech manuals and white papers for products, and I have insane amounts of respect for anyone that can get all those details.

Thats the difference between your field and journalism .... they are afforded mistakes and it doesnt (often) lead to someone being hurt and or killed.

To do a job right the first time every time takes a special type of person .... to be a hack .... well , we all do that here on TT.com.

“Doing it right the first time” genuinely doesn’t work in writing all that much. Even the best make mistakes in the first draft and need another pair of eyes to look over it.

I make plenty of mistakes. We just have guidelines and tests in place to catch them. It usually works very well.

Exactly. In an ideal world, there should be another set of eyes and an editor between the writer and publication. You can review your work all you want but you will usually overlook some glaring stuff. Remember, it was your brain that made it the first time. Looking over it again sometimes makes you see the original idea instead of what you put down.

Websites and papers going cheap on editors (if they even use them) can cause stuff like this article.

HJam72
08-04-2011, 11:50 AM
I hat this kinda mustaches. :kubepalm:

ArlingtonTexan
08-04-2011, 01:13 PM
You can review your work all you want but you will usually overlook some glaring stuff. Remember, it was your brain that made it the first time. Looking over it again sometimes makes you see the original idea instead of what you put down.Websites and papers going cheap on editors (if they even use them) can cause stuff like this article.

In writing workshop classes where I read my stuff aloud I often would say what was supposed there versus what was actually there. Several occassions, I was forced to re-read a piece multiple times until I read the incorrectness correctly.

Texecutioner
08-04-2011, 01:19 PM
A lot of people have been so excited about Reed, but have completely forgotten about Barwin it seems. There is no immediate indication that Reed can take Barwin's job either. Barwin showed a lot of potential before getting hurt. He may end up being a nobody after a few years, but it should be interesting to see these guys rotating back and forth.

The Pencil Neck
08-04-2011, 01:22 PM
A lot of people have been so excited about Reed, but have completely forgotten about Barwin it seems. There is no immediate indication that Reed can take Barwin's job either. Barwin showed a lot of potential before getting hurt. He may end up being a nobody after a few years, but it should be interesting to see these guys rotating back and forth.

This is why I've been saying I'd prefer to kick Mario inside to DE (where I think he's a more natural fit.) That would allow us to get Reed and Barwin on the field at the same time.

Most people had Reed mocked as a 1st rounder. I'm expecting a lot of great things from him.

Texecutioner
08-04-2011, 01:24 PM
This is why I've been saying I'd prefer to kick Mario inside to DE (where I think he's a more natural fit.) That would allow us to get Reed and Barwin on the field at the same time.

Most people had Reed mocked as a 1st rounder. I'm expecting a lot of great things from him.

Yeah, I hear ya. Personally I would have preferred to trade Mario for other pieces of value to improve in other areas.

keyser
08-04-2011, 01:35 PM
“Doing it right the first time” genuinely doesn’t work in writing all that much. Even the best make mistakes in the first draft and need another pair of eyes to look over it.

Exactly. In an ideal world, there should be another set of eyes and an editor between the writer and publication. You can review your work all you want but you will usually overlook some glaring stuff. Remember, it was your brain that made it the first time. Looking over it again sometimes makes you see the original idea instead of what you put down.


Just to continue the tangent, the same thing is true when writing computer programs. It can be really, really hard to catch the small errors and typos that you make, just by looking at the code.

As a faculty member, I've had students come in for help after spending hours trying to debug a program, and I find the error in under a minute (of course this doesn't always happen, but it's happened quite a bit). It makes me look really smart, but what's actually happening is that I'm just bringing a fresh set of eyes to look at the problem. I've even (like ArlingtonTexan) had students "read" their code to me, and had them say what they meant to do, instead of what the code actually is.

In programming, there are all sorts of techniques out there for catching these problems, ranging from having someone check as you're writing (extreme programming) or going over it separately (code reviews), which sounds more like what you're talking about, to more technical testing approaches, probably like what DocBar mentioned.

DocBar
08-04-2011, 01:50 PM
Just to continue the tangent, the same thing is true when writing computer programs. It can be really, really hard to catch the small errors and typos that you make, just by looking at the code.

As a faculty member, I've had students come in for help after spending hours trying to debug a program, and I find the error in under a minute (of course this doesn't always happen, but it's happened quite a bit). It makes me look really smart, but what's actually happening is that I'm just bringing a fresh set of eyes to look at the problem. I've even (like ArlingtonTexan) had students "read" their code to me, and had them say what they meant to do, instead of what the code actually is.

In programming, there are all sorts of techniques out there for catching these problems, ranging from having someone check as you're writing (extreme programming) or going over it separately (code reviews), which sounds more like what you're talking about, to more technical testing approaches, probably like what DocBar mentioned.I have any procedures I written gone over several times for the fresh eyes. I do the same thing if I get stuck troubleshooting something because I often find myself with blinders on. I'm so certain of what I think the problem is that I can easily get locked in on it and dismiss other factors.

michaelm
08-04-2011, 02:14 PM
Not trying to be a forum nazi or anything, but this thread is basically about writing and editing. Maybe it should move to No Sports Talk Allowed?


just kidding...


no, seriously, I'm not kidding. It should probably be moved...


:goodluck:

Wolf
08-04-2011, 02:17 PM
calling us the Houston Titans for the ultimate FAIL when it comes to announcers

:pissed:

DocBar
08-04-2011, 02:21 PM
Not trying to be a forum nazi or anything, but this thread is basically about writing and editing. Maybe it should move to No Sports Talk Allowed?


just kidding...


no, seriously, I'm not kidding. It should probably be moved...


:goodluck:Since you're not even trying, you must be a natural!! J/k with ya...

michaelm
08-04-2011, 02:23 PM
Since you're not even trying, you must be a natural!! J/k with ya...

What can I say? It's a gift!

powda
08-04-2011, 02:26 PM
Not trying to be a forum nazi or anything, but this thread is basically about writing and editing. Maybe it should move to No Sports Talk Allowed?


just kidding...


no, seriously, I'm not kidding. It should probably be moved...


:goodluck:

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_mexa6_KzrW8/R-qIV1o4ErI/AAAAAAAABC8/yXHGjz_hLL8/s320/angry_baby_hitler.jpg



:roast:

b0ng
08-04-2011, 04:34 PM
A lot of people have been so excited about Reed, but have completely forgotten about Barwin it seems. There is no immediate indication that Reed can take Barwin's job either. Barwin showed a lot of potential before getting hurt. He may end up being a nobody after a few years, but it should be interesting to see these guys rotating back and forth.

We're not really hearing about either player one way or another other than quotes and the random chron beatwriter who feels like doing a rundown of what they saw at TC (which isn't very often).

I'm buying into the "preseason matters" theme this year, especially if the 1's are on the field with opposing 1's. There we will all be able to come to our own conclusions about who sucks, who should be traded, and all that, rather than just parroting something we heard on twitter.

Texecutioner
08-04-2011, 06:01 PM
We're not really hearing about either player one way or another other than quotes and the random chron beatwriter who feels like doing a rundown of what they saw at TC (which isn't very often).

I'm buying into the "preseason matters" theme this year, especially if the 1's are on the field with opposing 1's. There we will all be able to come to our own conclusions about who sucks, who should be traded, and all that, rather than just parroting something we heard on twitter.

Barwin and Reed should be an exciting battle for 1st string none the less.

thunderkyss
08-04-2011, 08:38 PM
A lot of people have been so excited about Reed, but have completely forgotten about Barwin it seems. There is no immediate indication that Reed can take Barwin's job either. Barwin showed a lot of potential before getting hurt. He may end up being a nobody after a few years, but it should be interesting to see these guys rotating back and forth.

I think the guy we all forgot about is Nading.

He's also a tweener who fits the 3-4 better than the 4-3 just like Connor.

well, sort of like Connor.

I saw a picture of Nading at practice & took me a while to remember who he is.

http://images.chron.com/photos/2011/08/04/27350890/600xPopupGallery.jpg

b0ng
08-04-2011, 08:51 PM
Barwin and Reed should be an exciting battle for 1st string none the less.

If Mark Anderson is still on the team, that could be a pretty hectic 3 way. I honestly think of him as a real deep sleeper that could surprise. I thought he played very well in his limited time last year.

Rey
08-04-2011, 08:56 PM
I think the guy we all forgot about is Nading.

He's also a tweener who fits the 3-4 better than the 4-3 just like Connor.

well, sort of like Connor.

I saw a picture of Nading at practice & took me a while to remember who he is.

http://images.chron.com/photos/2011/08/04/27350890/600xPopupGallery.jpg

I though nading was playing de?

Gonna be interesting to see how they use people in pre season games.

DocBar
08-04-2011, 09:58 PM
Is it just me or does anyone else get the feeling we could see some really different lineups this year? I know many want the road grader NT, but we could just about plug any player into any position on the DL and let 'er rip. I'm sure that's gonna be confusing as hell for OL's and game planning.

gary
08-04-2011, 10:29 PM
If Mark Anderson is still on the team, that could be a pretty hectic 3 way. I honestly think of him as a real deep sleeper that could surprise. I thought he played very well in his limited time last year.Mark Anderson is an URFA and has not re-signed here.

False Start
08-18-2011, 03:38 PM
Matt Thomas came up with a great nickname for Brooks, "Hacksaw Brooks Reed", after the old wrestler Hacksaw Butch Reed. Good job MT! :jam:

GP
08-18-2011, 04:04 PM
Matt Thomas came up with a great nickname for Brooks, "Hacksaw Brooks Reed", after the old wrestler Hacksaw Butch Reed. Good job MT! :jam:

Hacksaw Jim Duggan is not pleased with his exclusion from the conversation.

http://hacksawjimduggan.moonfruit.com/communities/0/004/008/758/700/images/4541886305.jpg

False Start
08-18-2011, 04:23 PM
Hooooooooooooo!

False Start
08-18-2011, 06:00 PM
My pic of Brooks with the WWF belt made Matt Thomas' blog (http://bit.ly/74RB2c)