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Sizing up Santana and Uniform Notes …While We’re Waiting

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I found this piece by Ben Lindberg to be interesting. Carlos Santana may be the subject that started the thought process, but I thought the concept was fun. We really can explain away anything that we couldn’t predict. Here’s the money paragraph-

“Maybe early-season Santana’s swing was off. Maybe his position switch really was messing with his mind. (He hasn’t played third since May 22, although that has more to do with defense and Lonnie Chisenhall’s bat than with Santana’s psyche.) Or maybe all he had to do was wait for better bounces. If you can tell which explanation best suits Santana, and if you can consistently do the same with other slumping or streaking players, you might have a front-office future.”

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I participated in a roundtable of sorts over at Red Right 88. Several good contributors. And me. [Red Right 88]

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I have no words really.

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Did anyone else notice that the Browns still have Ford as a sponsor for training camp, but no longer have the Ford logo on the practice jerseys?

Here are some more uniform tidbits for the week–

Wow. Thatsa big logo.

Last year, the NCAA made a rule change that numerals on a jersey must contrast the base color of the jersey. But there were no penalties for breaking the rule. There are now.

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From Pat McManamon’s camp notes

“It took four days, but Tuesday marked the first time that Pettine was not asked about one of the quarterbacks in his post practice media gaggle. It’s amazing how despite the hype and hoopla over a player, eventually a training camp settles into a predictable pattern that has nothing to do with the hyped player.”

Come on Pat. You should know better. The reason nobody asked about the QB competition was because Mary Kay didn’t show up until after Pettine’s Q&A was over.

  • mgbode
  • mgbode

    Did you say Mary Kay? She was late because she was combing her hair.

    http://31.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ma8ei7UkZw1r3m9ruo1_500.gif

  • RGB

    Was I the only one who got the creeps watching that old man shuffling in excitement waiting to douse another shirtless man in water?
    Ewwww…

  • MrCleaveland

    1. I guess the guy throwing water on the receivers has a better job than the guy who collects pee from athletes only to have millionaire players and lawyers then trash his reputation and integrity over the way he collects the pee. (BTW, apologies if WFNY is going to cover this elsewhere, but really, Josh? Second-hand smoke? That’s the best your hotshot lawyer could come up with?)

    2. The media care way more about Johnny Bench and the QB situation than the fans do. I think we all know that Hoyer’s the starter and the other guy isn’t, and we’re all fine with that. Kornheiser and Wilbon were almost melting down yesterday because they can’t understand why the team is saying nice things about Hoyer (although the Brady comparison was a bit much).

  • Don’t let Rick fool you with his modesty. The panel discussion is good stuff.

  • MrCleaveland

    Notice the guy’s footwork and his timing. He shuffles his feet and then
    sets them properly, gives a little bit of a pump fake, and then puts the
    water right on the money.The old pro’s got game.

  • RGB
  • Garry_Owen

    Honestly, I’m a little more creeped out by the eagerness of everyone to record it with their huge phones and post it on the internet.

    I mean, whatever happened to just telling the people you know, “I saw the strangest thing at the Cowboys training camp today. It was pretty funny.”? Then they could say, “huh.” (Which is really about all this is worth.)

  • Garry_Owen

    The second-hand smoke argument, in this case, is actually a very good argument. I won’t be surprised if it wins.

  • MrCleaveland

    If not, then maybe they can go to the “My dog drank my urine sample” alibi.

  • Garry_Owen

    I know you’re joking, but the circumstances of Gordon’s “positive” test actually lends itself well to the second-hand smoke supposition. (Besides, the dog obviously didn’t drink it!)

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    Don’t go from a hero (yesterday) to a zero (today) Matlock!

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    Count me in for when the Cowboys cheerleaders do that drill!

    http://www.reactiongifs.com/r/galv5Il.gif

  • mgbode

    However, the timing of the water hitting Witten was well after he had already obtained control of the ball. The old guy’s timing is a bit slow. Understandable, but we’re gonna need another Timmy

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FwVA698Hx2g

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    I hate that new huge decal for TB ruined a great helmet. I hope Haslam doesn’t like it.

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    You recognized that player as Witten huh? Interesting.

  • mgbode

    either that or I could read the words at the bottom of the GIF 🙂

  • mgbode

    I am not worried about our helmets. That is the one thing that Haslam has promised to not touch.

  • nj0

    I don’t think Gordon or his lawyer have trashed the collector at all. Or did I miss it? They’re trashing the agreed open process which has, according to them, intrinsic flaws.

  • RGB

    Would a Sandusky joke violate the posting terms of WFNY?

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    I didn’t pass my cursor over the image, didn’t feel a need but again, interesting.

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    Pffft who cares besides you get at least one warning, I think.

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    Promises, mgbode, were made to be broken! Big ol’

    http://whbq.images.worldnow.com/images/22630222_BG1.jpg

    right on each side. Please note the colors as well.

  • mgbode

    If we are going to put a corporate logo on our uniform, then this one is much better

    http://therally.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/Flying-J-logosm.jpg

  • a_priori

    I hate you so much, go back to imgur

  • RGB

    I already got chastised for a Delonte joke.
    Anyone know how long that stays on my record?

  • mgbode

    Pretty sure you have to file for expungement.

  • mgbode

    but, why? imgur’s search feature isn’t as good as tumblr.

  • JNeids

    You can take Sheldon Cooper’s class to avoid banishment.

  • a_priori

    I can’t speak for others, but the more GIFs that appear, the less I bother with the comments. My computer can handle them just fine. Seems rather selfish for you guys to take up so much space, and the sexist jabs at MKC are beating a dead horse at this point, being charitable.

  • mgbode

    Ah, thought you wanted me to post from imgur rather than tumblr.

    It is a running joke/meme, but how is it sexist? Mary Kay is a blonde female as is the heroine of the most gif-able movie of all time. I don’t see how that makes it sexist. It is not different than Manziel as Kaa. Such running jokes have long been a part of the WFNY comments (though Craig seems to agree with you given his recent article on sport-memes).

    I do apologize that you don’t appreciate the GIFs, but I also do not think that genie is getting put back in the bottle. I personally think they add to the conversation and are much better than a text reference to the same.

  • RGB

    But, Manziel IS Kaa.

  • mgbode
  • The_Real_Shamrock
  • The_Real_Shamrock

    Looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooong time I even had to hire an attorney. Heir Schnitkey rulez with gloved fist!

    http://www.thehollywoodnews.com/wp-content/uploads/Jackie-Chiles1.jpg

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    To classy for Browns fans plus some of them won’t be able to decipher it so easily especially after tailgating.

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    Ohio State chest bump hopefully not an indication of season to come:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_k2TTLAPNSY