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feltdizz
12-05-2008, 10:40 PM
He couldn't hide it. Look at his prediction. Too funny.

Cowboys (+3) over STEELERS
Marion Barber, you're gonna love that sloppy Heinz Field. In other news, I am now actively rooting against the Steelers after Ryan Clark's Jack Tatum-esque cheap shot on Wes Welker. If that had been done to a quarterback, he would have been handcuffed on the spot, thrown in jail and banned from professional football. The Karma Police are coming for you, Ryan Clark. You just wait.

doesn't that last line sound like an Elton John threat?

steeler_fan_in_t.o.
12-05-2008, 11:24 PM
Who?

Iron Shiek
12-05-2008, 11:53 PM
I don't take anything he says about the Steelers seriously. He's an obvious Cheaters homer (he's from Boston) and makes it well known. I let it slide because his column is freakin hilarious every week.

But this was the first time a comment of his nearly made me want to email him. Only because he was talking about Ryan Clark and karma. For f*ck sake, dude was laying in a hospital bed this time last year and had two organs removed. The fact that he can be a year removed from that experience and be playing at a very high level is an enormous achievement. And when he can ring someone's bell like that, it makes it even more marvelous.

Jooser
12-06-2008, 12:31 AM
Bill Simmons also says:

http://img216.imageshack.us/img216/5250/bb3gc6.png (http://imageshack.us)

:lol:

anger 82&95
12-06-2008, 12:46 AM
Who?$$$

Djfan
12-06-2008, 03:16 AM
The karma police are permanently stationed in NE. Who is this guy kidding?

sd steel
12-06-2008, 03:25 AM
Bill Simmons also says:

http://img216.imageshack.us/img216/5250/bb3gc6.png (http://imageshack.us)

:lol:

Doesn't everyone say that?? Then you continue the sentence with "except mine"?

Mel Blount's G
12-06-2008, 06:44 AM
He couldn't hide it. Look at his prediction. Too funny.

Cowboys (+3) over STEELERS
Marion Barber, you're gonna love that sloppy Heinz Field. In other news, I am now actively rooting against the Steelers after Ryan Clark's Jack Tatum-esque cheap shot on Wes Welker. If that had been done to a quarterback, he would have been handcuffed on the spot, thrown in jail and banned from professional football. The Karma Police are coming for you, Ryan Clark. You just wait.

doesn't that last line sound like an Elton John threat?
No wonder I've never heard of this a.ssclown.

Unless he's being sarcastic, he puts his ignorance on display for all to see in his very first sentence by claiming a running back with a dislocated toe is going to love playing on a playing field riddled with divots and potholes.

Then he talks about what would have happened if Clark had legally hit a quarterback running a route through the most dangerous part of the #1 defense's backfield attempting to catch a pass.

To cap off this display of mental domination he deftly plagiarizes a title of a popular Radiohead song.

Say on broham, say on!!!! :loser :loser :loser :loser :loser :loser :loser :loser :loser

rpmpit
12-06-2008, 07:29 AM
Richard's brother???

http://paxarcana.files.wordpress.com/2008/06/richard_simmons.jpg

Jooser
12-06-2008, 12:34 PM
Richard's brother???

http://paxarcana.files.wordpress.com/2008/06/richard_simmons.jpg

How can this little queer be so plump if he works out and promotes weight loss all the time? That seems a little funny to me, funny as in queer not funny as in ha ha.

http://img219.imageshack.us/img219/6134/carlqb9.png (http://imageshack.us) MM-HMMM

Mel Blount's G
12-06-2008, 12:59 PM
Richard's brother???

http://paxarcana.files.wordpress.com/2008/06/richard_simmons.jpg

How can this little queer be so plump if he works out and promotes weight loss all the time? That seems a little funny to me, funny as in queer not funny as in ha ha.

http://img219.imageshack.us/img219/6134/carlqb9.png (http://imageshack.us) MM-HMMM
:arrow: :lol:
That's EXACTLY the picture I had of the guy who wrote this though I think it might be an insult to Karl Childers

frankthetank1
12-06-2008, 02:24 PM
karma police are going to get clark for a legal hit? what a moron. does he write for the herald or globe? why is it that it seems boston writers are the biggest homers? that douche shaugnesey is the worst, i can tolerate bob ryan to an extent but the rest are horrid

flippy
12-06-2008, 02:28 PM
In reality, WRs will see that hit and fear coming across the middle.

Ryan Clark is the most underrated player on this team.

Steelerphile
12-06-2008, 04:42 PM
I thought the Ryan Clark hit was clearly late and am surprised that the higher ups in the NFL deemed that a clean hit, especially in light of several plays earlier on in the season that received fines.

The only reason I can think of that Clark's hit received no reprimand, is that the NFL must have been listening to all the criticism they have been receiving about the fines and decided to be lenient this time, in response. Leaving your feet is not a penalty, but hitting a defenseless player after the ball had cleanly bypassed him, seems like a penalty to me.

As far as Clark being this great player, who is underrated. The media loves him but I still think his play is basically average. His big hits are mostly late. He has no INTs and 4 passes defensed. Those are pedestrian figures.

He gets credit for the defense being No. 1 and not giving up passes over 40 yards, however I think that mostly has to do with the pass rush generated by Woodley, Harrison, Timmons, Smith and others. And also by a healthy Polamalu with his 6 ints and 9 passes defensed and Ike who is excellent at pass defense but has poor hands.

I think any decent safety, plugged into Clark's position would have done as much as he has and maybe gotten a pick or two from that position.

I think his value is that he is well-liked by his teammates and somewhat of a leader, having come back from a severe medical condition to play average to decent football. So that is inspirational to many.

phillyesq
12-06-2008, 06:18 PM
[quote="steeler_fan_in_t.o.":25xyoocn]Who?$$$[/quote:25xyoocn]

I used to read his columns online, but now I can barely stomach his articles in espn the magazine. IMO, he jumped the shark some time ago, and isn't really relevant anymore.

I couldn't care less what he has to say.

stlrz d
12-06-2008, 07:06 PM
I thought the Ryan Clark hit was clearly late and am surprised that the higher ups in the NFL deemed that a clean hit, especially in light of several plays earlier on in the season that received fines.

The only reason I can think of that Clark's hit received no reprimand, is that the NFL must have been listening to all the criticism they have been receiving about the fines and decided to be lenient this time, in response. Leaving your feet is not a penalty, but hitting a defenseless player after the ball had cleanly bypassed him, seems like a penalty to me.

As far as Clark being this great player, who is underrated. The media loves him but I still think his play is basically average. His big hits are mostly late. He has no INTs and 4 passes defensed. Those are pedestrian figures.

He gets credit for the defense being No. 1 and not giving up passes over 40 yards, however I think that mostly has to do with the pass rush generated by Woodley, Harrison, Timmons, Smith and others. And also by a healthy Polamalu with his 6 ints and 9 passes defensed and Ike who is excellent at pass defense but has poor hands.

I think any decent safety, plugged into Clark's position would have done as much as he has and maybe gotten a pick or two from that position.

I think his value is that he is well-liked by his teammates and somewhat of a leader, having come back from a severe medical condition to play average to decent football. So that is inspirational to many.

I can't recall where I read it, but some dude took the video and converted it to an AVI and in whatever software he has he is able to count the frames per second. He stated that based on the number of frames per second from tip to hit there were only 4 tenths of one second between the two actions.

That's not much time for slowing down or stopping. I'd venture to guess (having played safety myself) that Clark had already taken his focus from the ball and was zeroing in on the hit in an attempt to separate the man from the ball.

TallyStiller
12-07-2008, 12:43 AM
Who?

He was the guy in KISS with the tongue, wasn't he? Who gives a rat's @$$ what he thinks about football? :D

Chachi
12-07-2008, 01:49 AM
Karma Police? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWt-zxKqK3U)

I get enough Cheatriot*** homer crap as it is.

This whole week has been great up here in NE area.

BIG FAN
12-07-2008, 01:50 AM
I would bet Bill lost a bundle last week. :loser

kennyes
12-07-2008, 01:58 AM
I guess what Bill doesn't seem to grasp is that karma has now caught up to the P*triots. Including a clean hit on Welker!

RuthlessBurgher
12-07-2008, 08:42 AM
The fact that a fan of the team who has employed Rodney @#$%ing Harrison for the past 5 years is calling someone else a cheap shot artist (particularly on a play in which NFL Director of Officiating Mike Perreira came out this week and said was a clean, legal hit) is laughable.

flippy
12-07-2008, 08:54 AM
The fact that a fan of the team who has employed Rodney @#$%ing Harrison for the past 5 years is calling someone else a cheap shot artist (particularly on a play in which NFL Director of Officiating Mike Perreira came out this week and said was a clean, legal hit) is laughable.

Not to mention many of their other players know for playing past the whistle.

Harrison plays like a saint compared to some of their guys.

Discipline of Steel
12-07-2008, 01:32 PM
I thought the Ryan Clark hit was clearly late and am surprised that the higher ups in the NFL deemed that a clean hit, especially in light of several plays earlier on in the season that received fines.

The only reason I can think of that Clark's hit received no reprimand, is that the NFL must have been listening to all the criticism they have been receiving about the fines and decided to be lenient this time, in response. Leaving your feet is not a penalty, but hitting a defenseless player after the ball had cleanly bypassed him, seems like a penalty to me.

It only looked late because Troy tipped the pass. Clark would have been right on time had the ball settled into Welkers arms.

AngryAsian
12-07-2008, 01:54 PM
In slow-mo there was a fraction of second from the time the ball actually touches Welker's fingertips then the hammer came down from Clarke. The angle that Clarke took he was already zeroed in and to avoid a helmet spearing of Welker, our FS turned his head and used his legal shoulder. No. IMO it was not a late nor was it a cheap shot. If Welker would of caught and cradled that ball then we'd be talking about nothing.