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The Dean

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  1. I don't think this is the truth at all. I do not know if the Bills offered him anything. But if they didn't, I suspect it was because they knew they would not be competitive compared to the other offers he would receive. And as I'm sure you know, there are regular conversations between agents and the GM that can direct them in whether or not to even make an official offer. An unofficial offer might have been suggested and rejected by the agent. But I always shake my head when players sign elsewhere in FA, fans say "He left the team". The player did not leave the team. At the end of the contract, the player was without a team. The team had the opportunity to negotiate a contract extension, but for whatever reason did not. Getting butthurt when a player signs elsewhere is complete nonsense, IMO of course.
  2. Drinking while stupid usually ends up with horrible threads. EXACTLY! He chose to sign with a crappy team, and is now so mad they stink he wants out? He's having a great year, but since Houston let some players leave then they surely would let Hughes leave. WTF are people thinking?
  3. I've tried. Everyone says that given the shows I like, I should love this one. I just can't get into it at all. Maybe because there isn't a single likeable main character in it, IMO. Maybe because the comedy is too broad for me. Dunno. Just didn't make it for me.
  4. All the best to Mrs Fearless Leader. Hope it was a great Birthday!
  5. There are a massive number of songs I like from bands I don't like/don't know/etc. But in the spirit of the thread, these two songs came to mind. The connection, obviously, is in the name of the bands: Head East: Go West:
  6. Buffalo Soldiers is my favorite Banana Splits song!
  7. I was in no way trying to defend the NFL. But it's clear some here think McAfee's podcast is a MAJOR marketing asset to the NFL. And that not having the logo is a big blow to McAfee. I disagree on both counts. Really that was the entire point of my post. If you agree, we're all set. And I think you far overestimate the entire "caving" thing. This probably really was a misunderstanding in the vast NFL machinery/lawyers/etc. Some people just know how to/love to get as much publicity mileage that others out of minor situations. Hey if it works to pump up your cred, then props to that, I suppose. As far as the real truth of what's going on/went on in this case, if someone wants to send me all the legal agreements and correspondence between the parties, I'll be happy to weigh in. Though I may have to ask the lawyers here a few questions. But in general I'm never inclined to believe the details I get from one side---particular if that side is known for shameless self promotion. In this case, both parties are guilty of that from time to time.
  8. It has nothing to do with whether or not I like him. It is irrelevant. It has nothing to do with how hard he works. That is also irrelevant to the issue. But PLEASE do not try to get me to believe he is anything but a very small (insignificant actually) piece of the success of the NFL. That's idiotic. The NFL has EVERYTHING to do with his ability to make the make the money he is now making. Pretty simple actually. But I also have no problem with the outcome. From the get-go it just seemed like a mixup to me, that would probably get worked out. But as his his way, he made a HUGE deal out of very little. I'm just surprised anyone cares enough to take up his cause, as if he somehow was attacked by the NFL. That cracks me up as it is nonsense.
  9. Might be enough, might not. But however it plays out, getting all bent out of shape on behalf of McAfee seems preposterous to me. The NFL owes him next to nothing. He owes the NFL nearly everything.
  10. I'm not one to rank my "favorite" of just about anything. Almost always depends on context, as they can vary over time/place/attitude. But I'll toss one into the hopper: Network (1976) No clue how many times I have watched it, but I have used that movie (as well as Being There (1979) as a teaching aid in various classes, over the years. So maybe 20-25 times? https://youtu.be/yuBe93FMiJc
  11. Anyone who honestly believes McAfee is VITAL to NFL marketing needs to think again. McAfee would be just a rand9m ranting mook without the NFL. The NFL is VITAL to McAfee's popularity. IMO he should be paying the NFL big rights fees, because without the league he's a NOBODY and would be worth a tiny fraction of what he is currently worth. The NFL is wildly popular and would be so if McAfee had never been born. With that said, how big of an impact does the lack of logos have on McAfee's podcast? Is that really some soft of insurmountable obstacle?
  12. When did they decide that? I must have missed the announcement.
  13. 😂 Seriously? I thought you were just having a bit of fun, but now I'm not so sure. If you are, it might be time to let him off the hook as he doesn't get the joke. But if you are actually being serious, why the attitude? Sheesh give the guy a break.
  14. I would have shaken my head years ago. Now I see Buffalonians talking about the best wings as being honey mustard, sesame, raspberry glazed (OK, maybe not that, but close). Way back when, the word got out about the wings in Buffalo, the rest of the country imitated them. Poorly for the most part. Now places in Buffalo (apparently) are imitating the flavors created in places that couldn't make traditional wings of Buffalo. IMO the only choices for wings (BUFFALO wings) are mild, medium, hot, xtra hot, etc. The other flavors might be good but they aren't traditional Buffalo-style wings. So when someone coming to Buffalo aks "Who has the best wings?" I assume they are talking about BUFFALO style wings. But the answers are always mixed with sauces that have nothing to do, whatsoever, with the traditional recipe. So now I understand when someone asks for Buffalo wings in Buffalo. When you go out anywhere in the country, you see Buffalo chicken salad. Buffalo chicken on a pizza, etc. Is that chicken EVER in a honey mustard sauce? I don't think so.
  15. Rudeness to restaurant staff should never happen. And people should be particularly understanding during these times, IMO. But ordering your meal the way you would like it (within reason, of course) should never be a bother to the staff. I've always been drawn to establishments where the bulk of the staff has been there for years. Low turnover typically means they pay and treat the employees well. They come to know you and you them. It just feels better than a place with high turnover. You have to continually train the staff to your tastes/preferences. And even then, they don't seem to care much, knowing they won't be there for long anyway.
  16. Agreed. But you know that doesn't suffice far too often. Just like pizza. I make sure to order my food the way I want it. I find I have far fewer complaints that way. I know people who complain about underdone wings/pizza on a regular basis. My first question to them is "Did you order it crispy/well done?" The answer is almost always, "No." It only take a second to do. I highly recommend it!
  17. And, let's face it, some are simply clueless football fans.
  18. Glad you had fun. And your dad does look great for his age. I can't understand why anyone would get upset at you asking the board for a Bills bar rec. This seems to be the perfect place for that question. And I know Off the Wall doesn't get enough action, especially if you are in a bit of a hurry for the info. The Bills Bar website always seems to be woefully out of date. Still worth checking out IMO.
  19. It's amazing the giant leaps people make with minimal information. Hines signs: They are done with Cook. Marlow signs: Poyer is done for the year. Seriously? Anyone ever year of depth? I'm not saying Poyer won't be out. I'm not even sure the Bills know for sure at the moment. Just don't know why you would immediately jump to the most extreme conclusion. Add Moss to what they gave up. But it looks like a classic Beane move that should help the team moving forward, IMO. Nothing splashy, just smart. There may be a FA move coming, as well.
  20. The last time I was able to have Duffs (Sheridan Dr), the wings were served in a bowl of sauce. And they were as crispy as any order of wings I have even had. Properly cooked wings shouldn't lose their crispness due to an excess of sauce, IMO. For the record, I always order my wings Extra Crispy. Maybe that's the difference.
  21. There's no 100% right answer. Depends on the team you are playing, to some extent. Depends on how your team is playing. Any big injuries during the game? Defense tiring? What's the score/score differential/time of game/etc. So my answer is: IT DEPENDS. Do you trust the HC to make these decisions? In this case, yes I do.
  22. Outside? I refuse to wait more than 10-15 minutes unless it is waiting in/at the bar. I can be coerced into a slightly long wait outside IF they'll bring me a complimentary drink/beer/wine
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