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Post Posted: Mon Sep 10, 2007 10:05 am 
 

Badmike wrote:ROMO......ROMO.......ROMO....

ROMO!!!!

If you had the Cowboys QB in your fantasy league, or in real life, you are living large right now!!!!!

Cowboys 45, Giants 35

Romo had one single mistep, a bad INT in the 2nd half, but otherwise put up 345 yds and 4 TDs.  The offense looks great...the defense, eh, they better get a LOT better unless they plan on scoring 40+ pts every week.

But being 1-0 on a week when you beat a NFC East rival, AND the Beagles lose, is sweet...!

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No kidding....Romo looked almost unbeatable.  So much for all the critics who said he was a fluke.  I was also impressed that pansy boy Eli Manning actually played as well as he did.  He was lucky though.  Did Dallas actually blitz once last night?  And I thought it was hilarious every time John Madden said "Why didnt he throw it to Plaxico?  He was wide open."  Apparently Plaxico was wondering the same thing.

If Dallas is going to stand a chance against anyone else they better get their secondary problems fixed and quick.  Roy Williams looked like a lost puppy out there last night.  :?


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Post Posted: Mon Sep 10, 2007 10:14 am 
 

I was surprised that T.O. wasn't throwing a tantrum on the sidelines by the end of the first half! :P
Must have been something mentioned at half-time since Romo hit T.O. for a touchdown early in the second half.


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Post Posted: Mon Sep 10, 2007 10:55 am 
 

jasonw1239 wrote:I was surprised that T.O. wasn't throwing a tantrum on the sidelines by the end of the first half! :P
Must have been something mentioned at half-time since Romo hit T.O. for a touchdown early in the second half.


I thought Parcells was still coaching the team for a moment.

You know, all the games last year where the Cowboys coaches seemed to forget one of the top five WRs in the game is actually PLAYING FOR YOUR TEAM!!!!

Sheesh.

"Hey, who's this guy on the bench over there?  He looks familiar...oh EFFFF!  It's TO! Hey, let's THROW HIM THE BALL!!!"

Then boom, two TDS, game over.  Maybe next week they'll remember his a lot earlier in the game and not have to bite their nails at the end.  I've predicted 20 TDs for TO this year, he's on pace for 32 so far  :lol:  I actually have quite a few bets to that effect with some TO hater buddies. In this offense, it's not impossible. Hell, Romo might have 40 TDs when it's all over at this pace.

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Post Posted: Mon Sep 10, 2007 10:59 am 
 

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No kidding....Romo looked almost unbeatable.  So much for all the critics who said he was a fluke.  I was also impressed that pansy boy Eli Manning actually played as well as he did.  He was lucky though.  Did Dallas actually blitz once last night?  And I thought it was hilarious every time John Madden said "Why didnt he throw it to Plaxico?  He was wide open."  Apparently Plaxico was wondering the same thing.

If Dallas is going to stand a chance against anyone else they better get their secondary problems fixed and quick.  Roy Williams looked like a lost puppy out there last night.  :?


E-whine looked great because when you can have your best WR run ten yards, turn around, and then throw it to him while he's completely uncovered, you are going to pile up some stats. Hope Newman's foot gets better really quick...
 Also hope the TE from the Bills recovers enough to at least walk...man, you hate to see that kind of thing. He's a Texas boy, too.

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Post Posted: Mon Sep 10, 2007 1:13 pm 
 

Wait a minute, their "top 5 receiver in the game" was out hurt. Didn't Glenn have a bad ankle or something?


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Post Posted: Mon Sep 10, 2007 6:29 pm 
 

Gleemax in trouble already:

http://www.gleemax.com/articles/announcement016.html

WotC can't seem to get all their drones on the same page? I'm stunned. Stunned, I say!

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Post Posted: Mon Sep 10, 2007 6:50 pm 
 

Xaxaxe wrote:Gleemax in trouble already:

http://www.gleemax.com/articles/announcement016.html

WotC can't seem to get all their drones on the same page? I'm stunned. Stunned, I say!


Wow, so many red flags in that blog...

Reading that, I really got a picture of the end of D&D as we know it...this shit is going to suck money, time and effort enough to send the entire project into the crapper.

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Post Posted: Mon Sep 10, 2007 7:57 pm 
 

I've used Agile and Scrum.  It's an interesting methodology, but like anything it's got its downsides...  Not the least being that you can end up going around in circles or just spinning your wheels if the customer can't make up their mind. :roll:

That said, I'd like to hope that bit about delaying launch because they'd rather a quality launch than an on-time launch isn't just marketing spin.  The D&D brand may have a lot of clout, but they're still going to have to make a product enough people will actually want to use if they're going to hope to make a profit from this.

  


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Post Posted: Mon Sep 10, 2007 8:35 pm 
 

Random note for American shippers using the priority mail flat rate boxes:

If you're using the squat boxes (I believe they're the 8.5"x11"x6" or so ones), it might be worth your while to tape along the edges of them, and not just the edges you'd normally tape.  I've had two arrive in the past month or so, both of which had split in the same spot -- down one of the corners starting at the top and going for a few inches.

(Basically, from the top of the corner you can see in sample image downwards along that edge.)

  

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Post Posted: Mon Sep 10, 2007 8:40 pm 
 

FormCritic wrote:Aren't Big 10 schools totally accustomed to going to the Rose Bowl and losing?  


Um..no
Wisconsin loves to go and win the Rose Bowl and any other bowl :)

Screw what Ohio and Michigan does :wink:

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Post Posted: Mon Sep 10, 2007 9:06 pm 
 

g026r wrote:I've used Agile and Scrum.  It's an interesting methodology, but like anything it's got its downsides...  Not the least being that you can end up going around in circles or just spinning your wheels if the customer can't make up their mind. :roll:

That said, I'd like to hope that bit about delaying launch because they'd rather a quality launch than an on-time launch isn't just marketing spin.  The D&D brand may have a lot of clout, but they're still going to have to make a product enough people will actually want to use if they're going to hope to make a profit from this.


I was involved in design and project management for a company in Moncton from 1997 to 2001 called cyberDesign that was using the standard waterfall methodology. Scrum and Agile both sound like a nightmare to manage development costs. If money is no object then that would not be a problem but I cannot see how you would be able to meet milestones for time-to-market if the specifications keep changing.  8O


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Post Posted: Tue Sep 11, 2007 3:30 am 
 

Kingofpain89 wrote:
Bleh...I was going to attempt to argue against your point with statistics and unbiased evidence...but it would take a very long time to dig up all that, and I just dont have the time to do so.  So I will just say this:  Without USC the Pac 10 would be a second tier conference.  And how can anyone say that the Pac 10 is better than the Big Ten?  The Big Ten has eleven teams!  That automatically makes them the better conference.

God!  Pac 10 fans need to shut up.  PDT_Armataz_01_27


USC is just the current dominant team.


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Post Posted: Tue Sep 11, 2007 8:00 am 
 

FormCritic wrote:
USC is just the current dominant team.


USC?

you guys need to remember that there is a worldwide audience here.....need to help us understand all these codes man! :)

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ps. so at a guess we could have:

university of southern california <-- my guess

university of southern colorado

university of southern cleve... er well lets not go there

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Post Posted: Tue Sep 11, 2007 8:01 am 
 

killjoy32 wrote:USC?

you guys need to remember that there is a worldwide audience here.....need to help us understand all these codes man! :)

University of Southern California . . . the Trojans!

  

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Post Posted: Tue Sep 11, 2007 8:01 am 
 

JohnGaunt wrote:University of Southern California . . . the Trojans!


aha cheers my guess was right then :)



  

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Post Posted: Tue Sep 11, 2007 1:36 pm 
 

Right now all Seahawk fans are jumping up and down with excitement...after half a game, Browns QB Charlie Frye has been traded to Seattle!  Yipppeeeee! :roll:

ESPNEWS reports that the Browns have found a taker for Charlie Frye: Seattle. Terms of the deal are not yet known, but Frye is expected to be the No. 3/emergency QB for the Seahawks for the rest of the season. Derek Anderson is expected to start for the Browns in Week 2 vs. Cincinnati.


Whatever they paid for Frye...way, way too much... 8O

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Post Posted: Tue Sep 11, 2007 3:11 pm 
 

USC for lots of people is University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC.  Not that I'm a fan or anything.


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Post Posted: Tue Sep 11, 2007 4:50 pm 
 

benjoshua wrote:USC for lots of people is University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC.  Not that I'm a fan or anything.

Sure, but the context was Pac-10 football teams.  South Carolina is a wee bit east of the West Coast.  Now I am wondering which team Americans think of first when they hear "USC" --- Southern California or South Carolina.

  
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