Your ears are burning.

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  1. Texans_Chick

    Texans_Chick Utopian Dreamer

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    My latest at Chron.

    The open-minded fan’s guide to the NFL draft

    Old schoolers are featured in the introduction.

    Congratulations for being a message board that is still worth a **** more often than not. We rule.

    Not sure that there is anything profound in that post, but I think it rationally frames the issues going into any draft with any fans. And is my basic response when I'm talking about the draft, that I can just link them to.

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  2. infantrycak

    infantrycak Mod. Staff Member

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    Well done as usual. Thanks.
     
  3. Dutchrudder

    Dutchrudder COOL BEANS!

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    I like the part where you post the link so I don't have to click on the Chronicle website 3 times to get there.
     
  4. Errant Hothy

    Errant Hothy Hypermediocrity

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    I would love to see that disappear. The '06 off season was painful on oh so many levels.
     
  5. Playoffs

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    Chris Baldwin should be delivering pizzas to Watt today. :clown:

    Nice writeup, Steph.
     
  6. kiwitexansfan

    kiwitexansfan Site Contributor

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    Pretty sure one of those was me and I was one of those rooting to draft Mario.

    :mario2:
     
  7. Dishman

    Dishman Miss Ya Blue

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    HA!! Well, yeah. :swatter:

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  8. ObsiWan

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    Loved it. But good luck expecting level-headed thinking, sanity, and patience from most FAN(antic)s
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  9. thunderkyss

    thunderkyss Salem Poor

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    Agreed.
     
  10. Goatcheese

    Goatcheese Nightmare Over

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    2006 was a fun offseason. I remember quite a bit of good discussion and analysis about the players pros and cons. Sure, you hand your VY jock swingers, but most people were willing to look at things objectively and have an intelligent discussion (good times, where have you gone?) about prospects.

    I was D'Brickawall Ferguson guy, but Mario was my 1b by April. I would have booed VY or Bush though. I did not like how their game translated to the NFL and I thought it was pretty obvious they were not going to be great players.
     
  11. Thorn

    Thorn Dirty Old Man

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    Fans are fans and shouldn't be expected to be rational. Sports writers are different and will be held accountable for their words. Besides which, my ears burn so much they should have fallen off years ago. LOL
     
  12. badboy

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    Enjoyed the read Steph and the memories. I was on the original MB then & upgraded April 2007. I wanted the Brick for LT with Bush as my second choice. Took me a bit to acclimate to the Mario train. Sports is all about emotion and the rah rah of getting "your guy" in draft or doing well on field. I agree that too many take it too far and get angry at others or go the name calling route.
     
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    Man I felt really excited last year when we got "my guy" in Hopkins. Hopefully it happens again this year :)
     
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    Yeah and you probably will as TB seems to be the consensus. I was on his train until I watched some of this last season and there was just too much of things concerning me then research revealed I was not the only one concerned. Still other than height and that will be revealed at combine, Boyd does much of the same things.
     
  15. htownfan32

    htownfan32 Hall of Fame

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    TT gets some love on the interwebs! Schweet.

    For the record I think we're going to beat the 2006 most users online mark.
     
  16. infantrycak

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    Boyd's footwork sucks and seems to reflect a lot of uncertainty between his ears. I really don't understand this urge to claim Bridgewater is just a potato chip thickness better than these later round guys.
     
  17. badboy

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    Clowney with Mario role, TB/Bortles/Manning with Young role but who/position takes Bush role? :chef:
     
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    JB Old Curmudgeon

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    Manning? :truck:
     
  19. buddyboy

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    I'd say that Manziel is a Bush/Young combination. That electric prospect ultimately with questions about translating to the NFL (Bush) who also had a ton of success and comes from an in-state school, yes has some off-the-field intangible question marks (Young).
     
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  20. b0ng

    b0ng Ooops

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    Good piece, should've quoted me more.
     

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