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    Quote Originally Posted by Djfan View Post
    So when are we allowed to discuss things that need attention? Will you let us know the approved date for that discussion?
    How about after a sample size large enough to make a real determination?

    If you are just going on the first quarter and a half of the first preseason game, you should already be talking up Jonathan Dwyer's upcoming 8,000 yard season rushing the football...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slapstick View Post
    How about after a sample size large enough to make a real determination?

    If you are just going on the first quarter and a half of the first preseason game, you should already be talking up Jonathan Dwyer's upcoming 8,000 yard season rushing the football...
    While I don't think that it is an Earth shaking topic, some have opinions. It's a forum. That's what happens here. Don't like it? Don't participate. No one here is the final answer on when a topic is worthy enough to be brought up. Not even you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Djfan View Post
    While I don't think that it is an Earth shaking topic, some have opinions. It's a forum. That's what happens here. Don't like it? Don't participate. No one here is the final answer on when a topic is worthy enough to be brought up. Not even you.
    Yeah DJ, but aren't you doing the same thing?

    Rob, Slappy and others are just giving their opinion that it's too early to be making any type of assessment and they are being critical of those who they feel are doing that.

    You are giving your opinion that everyone has the freedom to discuss what they should want and are being critical of those you feel impede any open discourse.

    I agree with all of you.



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    I for one won't bother even watching the season after DJ being out for the year. WHY GOD WHY!?!?!?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Djfan View Post
    While I don't think that it is an Earth shaking topic, some have opinions. It's a forum. That's what happens here. Don't like it? Don't participate. No one here is the final answer on when a topic is worthy enough to be brought up. Not even you.

    I couldn't possibly agree more. after all, this is a Steelers' message board.

    a lot of us are excited that football is finally here once again so of course we are going to take this opportunity to express our opinions. we all realize that it's only been one game (and a largely meaningless pre-season game at that) and that the sample size isn't large enough to come to accurate conclusions. however, all we have to go on is one game's body of evidence for now and of course football-starved fans have every right to post their observations.

    to expect all of us to refrain from discussing what we saw in the first NFL game we have seen in a long time (seems like forever) in a forum such as this one is just as unreasonable as jumping to conclusions about certain players after only one game is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flasteel View Post
    Yeah DJ, but aren't you doing the same thing?

    Rob, Slappy and others are just giving their opinion that it's too early to be making any type of assessment and they are being critical of those who they feel are doing that.

    You are giving your opinion that everyone has the freedom to discuss what they should want and are being critical of those you feel impede any open discourse.

    I agree with all of you.
    Way to ride the fence Flasteel BTW x2

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    Quote Originally Posted by Djfan View Post
    While I don't think that it is an Earth shaking topic, some have opinions. It's a forum. That's what happens here. Don't like it? Don't participate. No one here is the final answer on when a topic is worthy enough to be brought up. Not even you.
    Three words: Pot. Kettle. Black.

    I never attempted to stifle your opinion at all, sir.

    I merely answered this question:

    So when are we allowed to discuss things that need attention? Will you let us know the approved date for that discussion?
    Forgive me for not recognizing that it was a rhetorical question...

    I also should have put a smiley in my response...

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    As a classic over-reactor, I personally appreciate the other end of the spectrum. And I typically need this reminder after the first preseason game. I'm like clock work with my expectations. I want our next SuperBowl every year and am always overhyped for the first preseason game.

    Heck, I expect perfection out of guys that have no chance at making the roster. I secretly wish every UDFA will get cut many times and someday turn into the next James Harrison. I know I'm irrational, but isn't every fan in some way?

    I view this board as therapy for our common addiction. We're all different but at the same time all the same. I know I should have adult sensibilities by now, but I react with childlike wonder every single Steelers snap.

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    Be honest, Flip. You're a very upscale, highly gifted over-reactor. We all wish we could over-react with the same over-reactness that you have demonstrated.

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