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Video Gaming General / Re: Watch Dogs
« on: May 29, 2014, 10:36:00 PM »
Just got it in the mail this evening, and haven't had a chance to fire it up yet. Probably won't get to fire it up until tomorrow, so we'll see...

Video Gaming General / Watch Dogs
« on: May 23, 2014, 05:09:52 PM »
I think everyone has heard about it at this point, but the game (by Ubisoft Montreal) finally drops on Tuesday May 27 across multiple platforms. :) I'll have impressions for the PS3 version sometime late next week (yeah, I bought the hype but the story has looked entertaining to me for months). In the meantime, here's the launch trailer...

Console Gaming Discussion / Re: MLB 14 The Show
« on: May 19, 2014, 10:50:58 AM »
Thanks for the update! Now that I've got a bit more time this summer and the OSFM rosters are out, I think I may actually also give running a franchise another shot.

Pro Football / Re: NFL draft so far
« on: May 11, 2014, 06:38:09 PM »
If I could give the Lions a grade (and actually, I am doing just that here), they get an F just on the basis of wasting a Top 10 pick on a TE when they had much bigger areas of need (CB, S, OT) and players were available at those spots for the taking (Darqueze Dennard, Kyle Fuller, Ha-Ha Clinton Dix, Taylor Lewan). It was a dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb pick and it pisses me off. In other words, a typical Lions draft.

Pfft, I'll show you retro.  8)

Might be the best 80's theme song ever.

The bottom line is this: the team needs to do its homework, and developing players picked in those late rounds regardless of position also requires a little luck (although that's debatable too-if a team does its homework, odds are they'll find players that fit in their system more often than not). The Pats did their homework, felt comfortable with a guy like Tom Brady, and it paid off in spades-also helps Brady that he was drafted by the Patriots instead of a team like the Jags or even Lions (as a Michigan guy, I'm extremely happy Brady wasn't drafted here). Even Rodney Peete worked pretty well for a few years in the league, and I'm fairly certain he was a late round pick (sorry, don't feel like looking when he was drafted up-but he was drafted by the Lions, go figure).

I'm not surprised it's a Bears GM that says that-they could probably draft film in the late rounds and not be able to develop it. 

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