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    Youtube Video

    So another practice and another chance to shoot some GoPro footage to mess around with.

    This is the Teaser video.

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    My guess is the guys they meet with early are the ones they are most interested in.

    Seems like they like to commit early to a few guys and then they'll take fliers.

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    Wilson is a top-tier QB and will get paid like one.

    I would rather have a top-tier QB and risk the alternative. I know it's exceedingly expensive to do so but Russell Wilson is better than so many other QBs. I think it's unfair that people are just looking at the contracts and saying "no one is worth that much" but we are not talking about Stafford, Ryan, Cousins or the like.

    The fact that the Seahawks FO wants to extend Russ it's the unlikely scenario that he goes the Cousins route because Washington was not interesting in investing in him.

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    Pretty reasonable take (regardless of whether you think they are true/false; I lean towards "more true") on what the Seahawks are setup to face.

    The key difference for me is that Wilson has stated that he wants to win multiple championships and you don't usually get to do that when you switch teams. The last QBs to win a SB after moving to a new team are Drew Brees and Payton Manning; I would argue that both are exceptions and not the rule.

    All the last QBs to win a SB (even to play in the SB) were drafted by their own team. I don't see that changing.

    The biggest issue will come down to money and protection (for both the team and player). The biggest omission on the comparison to Cousins and Wilson is that Washington did not want to commit to Cousins; Seattle/Pete/John want to commit to Wilson.

    The question will be can they reach a mutual agreement.

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    That's a good carving.

    I wonder if there's carvers out that that use multiple trees and then glue them together... or that's frowned upon in the carving community.

    Either way, love the Seahawks decoration.

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    For the actual games, it's no contact flag football.

    • The league provides everyone with flags for the game; 3 flags (left, right and tail) and they cone off a field.
    • It's a mixed-gender leagues so each team must have at least 3 girls; if you can't field 3 girls then you have a smaller team.
    • First downs are marked by getting 2 cones (not yardage); there's the endzone and then 4 cones that mark potential first-down.
    • On offense, when you start a drive every third play must have a girl throw, or be the target. If you throw to a girl or they throw, it resets the every-third counter.
    • If your flag falls, you're down by contact.
    • No blocking; so no screen plays or down-field blocks (this really sucks on INT returns).
    • No fumbles or strips.
    • Defender can't rush the QB until a count of "5-dog, go" if the QB stays behind the LOS.
    • You can't yell when someone's about to catch a ball to distract them.

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    I've been playing flag football with these guys for 3+ years now. I was invited by a friend and in that practice, my friend ended up breaking his pinky. I was then invited to take his spot on the team and now 3+ years later I'm still playing with them.

    We play in the Seattle Underdog in the Softcore League.

    Youtube Video

    This is from one of our first practices this year. I call it the "Get Good - Hype Video."

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  • sammyc521

    MAGA + Right for Life March + Circling Philips = Asshole

    Assholes don't deserve anything but I also don't feel bad when other assholes do something shitty in return.

    I hate how the default reasoning is that "he's a kid" so we should lessen any societal or media punishment. Sorry, you're the literal face of this event. There's nothing he did to defuse the situation and while he may claim later on that it was a misunderstanding he did nothing to show that.

    That smirk was a sign of control. That's not an awkward smile; that's just spin and lies trying to keep other assholes at bay and to gain sympathy.

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    I may skip this one...

    What else is on TV that day?

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    ESPN.com's Brady Henderson wrote:

    The Seattle Seahawks have signed quarterback Paxton Lynch as a backup option for Russell Wilson.
    The 24-year-old Lynch was drafted 26th overall by the Denver Broncos in 2016, but he started only four games over two disappointing seasons with the team before he was waived before the start of the 2018 season.
    He remained unsigned, making him eligible to sign a futures contract with Seattle before the start of free agency in March.

    Seattle owned the #26 pick in the 1st round and traded it to Denver to move back and take OL Germaine Ifedit at #31.

    No. 26: Seattle → Denver (D). Seattle traded its first-round selection (26th) to Denver in exchange for Denver's first- and third-round selections (31st and 94th).

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